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THE DAILY BULLETIN.
Pledged to neither Sect nor Party,
But Ettablithed for the Benefit of All.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 1, 1893.
CANVASS OF THE BLAME.
lu tho midst of tbo oxeitomonl
and gonornl voxatiou ovor tho dis
aster to tho C. A. S. S. Miowora, it is
porhaps hardly safo to definitely
award tho blame for tho stoamship's
unfortunato position. So far as tho
captain of tho steamship is concern,
eil, it is probable that ho will have
to answer to a raaritimo court of in
quiry. He is not responsible to tho
authorities of this port, but to those
of tho countr' whonco ho derives
his certificate and to the owners of
his ship. With regard to tho pilots of
Honolulu, howovor, tho caso is dif
ferent. They are responsible to tho
Government of this country, and so
tho whole community seriously in
jured by tho disastor will hold
them. There is no excuse of being
surprised possible in tho case of the
Miowera. The steamship was sig
naled as ten miles off Diamond Hoad
when twilight was scarcely passed.
Thore was ample time to have had
all tho buoys in the harbor passage
lighted, and for tho pilot assigned
to this steamship to have met her
far enough off the reef to relievo the
captain of all responsibility. Far
back in what some delight to call
the degenerate times of tho mon
archy even in tho height of Kala
kaua's much satirised "fuss and fea
thers" when a steamship was duo
the buoys were lighted up before
Thore has not been a change for
the worse notwithstanding tho
thoughtless remarks heard to tho
contrary caused by the alteration
in the pilotage system from pay
ment by fees to the system under
which the pilots are paid by salaries.
Under the old system the pilots
amicably agreed not to compete with
each other, but to take duty in rota
tion for piloting ocean steamships
in and out of port. The necessity is
not now that of having "swift sloops
patrolling tho horizon," but, to use
an expressive slang phrase, of hav
ing the pilots "get a move on"
with a reasonable degree of celerity.
The port has not business enough
to support any pilotage fleet ade
quate to sentinel the two sides and
front of the harbor approaches out
at soa, much less to be constantly
scouring tho horizon out of sight
of laud. All tho horizuu-scouriug
and headland-sentineling required
for the port is very efficiently done
by the lookout on Diamond Head.
The circumstances and conditions
are very much different fron those of
San Francisco. There the roaring bar
over which vessels have to bo piloted
is many miles from the docks. Here
the entrance to the docks is a short
passage directly from the ocean, and
no pilot is generally needed before
tho ship makes tho harbor lights. If
the captain of the Miowera tried to
enter after making the lights, with
out waiting for the tardy pilot, he
will doubtless be held answerable to
those who hold his position and his
certificate in their keeping. But
that fact would not relieve tho Ho
nolulu pilot from the responsibility
of making timely connection with
tho approaching steamship.
It is well known that the electric
lights of Honolulu, being on about
a level with the harbor lights, have
been a source of embarrassment to
navigators approaching the harbor
at night. When the electric lights
were first started, it was customary
to have them put out while a steam
ship was entering or leaving the
harbor. How far the electric lights
misled the eyes of Captain Stott iu
estimating his distance and seek
ing his bearings may come
out on official investigation.
The evidence is that he once had
tho red and green lights in lino, and
if that position could have been
kept he might have got iu safely
without waiting for tho pilot. But
when tho green light disappeared
ho waB in danger, and it was while
attempting to got out of danger
that his keel took tho roof. What
wo believe nine-tenths of tho com
munity hold is that if tho pilot had
been as prompt as ho might and
should have been in going out to
meet tho steamship, sho would
not bo to-day strandod alongside
of tho perfectly safe and easily ac
cessible harbor passage, and nothing
would bo heard of Captain Stott's
alleged presumption iu feeling his
way for tho harbor lights so closu
The P. G. baud will play the fol
lowing program this oveuing at
tho Hawaiiau Hotel at 7:80 o'clock:
March Count Moltku Mojur
Overture Crown of Clold ...llurmiui
Wultu Dauubu Wuves ... .lvauoviul
Medley I'opular Airs . . . .UJuiulcr
March The Turner Hoth
Fttiituula Kiniierur' Cornlluwera Thlelu
Quadrille American Melodlei llorgir
STILL ON THE REEF.
Unsuccessful Efforts to Float
the S, S, Miowera,
Everything Being Unloaded from the
Since tho conclusion of yesterday's
roport on tho strandod steamship
Miowora, work has beon going on
night and day to lightou ship and
if possible got her oil' tho reef. Tho
Government tug Elou and Wildor's
steamer Claudino woro straining
away at the hawsers, off and on,
throughout the afternoon and
night. Their efforts woro intended
as much to keep tho steamship from
being driven higher up on the coral
shelf as in tho hope of pulling her
into deop water that is, until iberi
vessel should be materially lightened
and tho next high tidoof tho twenty
four hours should ensue.
In anticipation of tho largo high
tide of 11:17 this forenoon, arrange
ments wore made for getting a pro
digious combination of puliiug
power ou tho Miowora. Tho Japa
nese steamship Aikoku ALaru, winch
was to have sailed to-day for Japan,
was engaged for tho supremo effort.
Sho went out about eight o'clock
and was connected with a stout cable
to tho stern of the stranded vessel.
The Claudino was attached to the
starboard quarter, and for some
time before and after high tide
both tugging steamers tnado tho
foam ilv from thoir propellers.
Although reports from tho reef
aro that the steamship was not
budged, observers who havo taken
sights by stationary buoys assert
that the position of tho Miowora
has been chauged materially. Some
claim sho has moved half her length
astern siuco 8 o'clock. Others main
tain that tho change is only appa
rent and caused by tho swinging of
tho vessel on her 'midships keel.
Tho belief that tho vessel has moved
storuward, which is also seaward,
has the stronger support.
ACCIDENT TO THE EL1IU.
While the Elou was maneuvering
for position about 11 o'clock, she
got her smokestack fouled by the
hawser of tho Aikoku Maru. The
smokestack was carried away, the
guy on one side giving away. She
lay on tho water looking helpless a
few minutes, then began cavorting
round as if a smokestack wore only
an ornamental appendage of a steam
boat. Then she steamed gallantly
into port, like tho hero of a naval
battle, with her smokestack dand
ling ovor tho sido.
Of courrp the mishap to the tug
was "nuts" for the throng ou the
wharves who woro tired waiting to
see tuo Dig ocean traverser "git up
and git." Ouo wag gravoly inform
ed a group that tho Superintendent
of Public Works had induced the
Government to call a special meet
ing of tho Councils to consider the
damage to the tug.
"Will the surgeon of tho forces be
called in to diagnose tho caso?" was
"Oh, yes," was the reply; "ho has
just gone up to tho library to con
sult a book on such cases."
"Well, tho case is simple enough,"
calmly observed tho querist, "he
has onty to advise tho Elou to stop
LIOUTEXINO THE SUIP.
II. Hackfeld &i Co.'s steam scow
and lighters have been steadily on
gagod all tho while in relieving the
Miowera of coal. By noon it was
estimated that about GOO tons of the
material had been discharged. At
noon the scow brought to tho Paci
fic Mail wharf tho luggage of the
passengers and parcejs in charge of
the purser. The purser who accom
panied tho effects was as grimy as a
blacksmith from tho coal dust. He
was asked if the ship had moved.
"No," ho replied, "I don't think
she will ever got off there."
Ho was asked if any arrangements
were being made for tho tranship
ment of passengers, mails aud
freight. In reply ho said ho thought
they were trying to got a ship, and
mentioned the Claudino as perhaps
the best steamer available. Some
of tho passengers of tho Miowera on
tho wharf scouted tho idea of ob
taining adequate accommodation on
such a small vessel as tho Clau
dino. "Sho was big enough to carry tho
revolution to San Francisco," a
"royalist" editor observed.
"It's tho revolution of the propol
lor that concerns us," was a strand
ed Australian's rejoinder.
At tho ollice of Thoo. II. Davios k
Co., agents of the Canadiau-Austra
lian Lino, nothing was known at 2
o'clock of any arrangomunts for a
substitute steamer for Victoria.
A telephone message at 2:15 saye
tho Claudino will sail ou her usual
rotito to-morrow evening at 5 o'clock,
This disposes of tho surmise that
any understanding had boon arrived
at about Bonding her on tho Miowe
Tho Claudino returned to port
this afternoon, Sho broke one of
hor bitts and hor largest hawser.
Chief Engineer Jas. Sutherland says
nothing less powerful than tho U,
S. S. Philadelphia can get tho Mio
wera off. If she can bo moved once,
ho says, sho would slip right oil'.
The damago suit brought last
spring by the Aim Arbor road against
Chief Arthur of the brotherhood of
locoinotivo engineers for $U(X),(J00
has been settled, but ou what: terms
is not known. Arthur was charged
with heading a conspiracy to dam
age the road, it will bo recalled.
Probably tho Ann Aibor will nut bo
able to declare a dividend from tbo
IfltOM THE WORLD'S FAin.
What John Onssidy tho Eloctrloian
Saw at tho "Whlto City."
Mr. John Cassidy, superintendent
of oloctric lights for tho Govern
ment, returned by tho stonmor Ala
meda last week from his visit to tho
World's Fair. That blood-poisoning
iu the hand which detained him
at Sau Francisco, as reported in this
paper, did not prevent his reaching
Chicago in time to join tho Electri
Ono of tho striking features of
that body was tho largo proportion
of young men in its composition.
Only a few noted electricians aro
elderly, they being pioneers in the
prodigious progress olectricitv has
made, within a period of say fifteen
years, as a servant of human com
fort and convenience. Tusslor, tho
famous lMiropean electrician, is a
Mr. Cassidy confined his dotormi
tiato siglit-.sooing to a few depart
ments of tho fair, chieily electricity,
machiuory and transportation. Jt
would take manifold more time than
ho had at disposal to talo nuything
like a good look at oyory thing. Tho
display of electrical inventions show
ed wonderful progress in tho moans
of handling the powerful agent that
abounds everywhere in nature but
has only jiwt begun to bo controlled
and directed as man's servant.
There has j-et to bo discovered
means of effectively applying wind
power to tho generation of electri
city. Power for that purpose has
to bo more regular than any wind
mill as yet affords. It will bo re
membered bj' readers of this papor
that, when Mr. Cassidy hitched a
windmill to tho storage battery at
Mr. James Campbell's Waikiki rosi
do.ico a few years ago, as tho battory
became charged to a certain degreo
it discharged its force so as to run
tho windmill against tho wind.
About tho same timo thore appeared
an accouut in tho pross of expori-
tnouts with wind powor made at tho
couutr- residence of a famous elec
trician in the Western States. It
was stated that ho had secured a
windmill gearing that got the advan
tage of tho battery. Mr. Cassidy
being asked about this reported dis
eovorj said that nothing had appear
ed to havo como out of it. Tho pro
blem was still unsolved when tho
Electrical Congress mot a fow weeks
ago at Chicago.
If ever tho wind bo harnessed suc
cessfully to tho production of elec
tricity, the Hawaiian sugar planta
tious would havo a marvellously
cheap source of power. They would
have a giant at hand without a labor
contract to biud him, who would do
all thoir plowing and grinding at
the touch of a button. I'robably
that day is coming. When the pre
sent writer, long befoio the event,
suggested that power for lighting
Honolulu by electricity was avail
able in tho water supply, most peo
ple hero regarded tho idea as noth
ing but idle nowspapor talk.
Mr. Cassidy feels the benefit of
the "hango of' air in his trip since
returning home more than wi'n he
wici iu the otner atuio.iphere. He
has returned with a rich" stock of
new ideas and advanced knowledge
in his occupation of an electrician,
which there is littlo doubt ho will
apply with great advantago to both
tho public sorvico aud private elec
UNITED STATES GOSSIP.
Spicy Personal and Political Items
from the Springilold Republican.
Mrs. Lease says that "a lot of wo
men in Congress for tho past 25
years could not have made a woro
muddlo than havo the men." All
government is more or loss of a mud
dle, Airs. JLeaso.
xney aro taming now ot making
"Joo" Siblo', the millionaire free
silver congressman from the Erie
district, democratic caudidale foi
governor of Pennsylvania. This
ought to strike tho Philadelphia
Manufacturers' club favorably.
Some of our millionaires aro bo
coining more Engliah every day. Mr.
Astor lives in England and runs a
Torj' nownpaper, and now Mr. Van
dorbilt organizes an English corpor
ation to control his new built yacht,
"A groat democratic banker" said
tho other day, "1 clas Senator Hill
with Emma Goldman." He was re
ferring simply to Hill's attitude on
tho silver question, but ho found far
too favorable a classification for tho
senator. Nightly judged, the life of
a spoilsman like Hill is vastly more
dangerous to his country thai; all
the anarchist vaporing or dynamite.
It demoralizes tho republic.
This will bo a hard blow to some
of tho republican organs this fact
that a majority of tho House demo
crats voted for repeal.
Mayor Carter Harrison's army of
200,OJO workmen out of employment
in Chicago dwindles down on in
vestigation to 25,000, speaking of
those willing to work.. Tho New
York figures have probably boon
padded to an ostont.
Alexander Guilmant, tho groat
Parisian organist, landed in Now
York Sunday. His tour in this couu
trv under the niaiiagemont of Mr.
Eddy will probably comprise very
fow cities. Beginning at Chicago,
whoro ho will illustrate every school
of organ music on tho groat festival
instrument at tno world's lair, he
will perform also at Montreal and
Boston, and probably at New York.
Tho fusion of republicans and
democrats in Seward county, Kan.,
roporteil from Topoka, indicates
about tho only way the populists
can bo overthrown in that stale.
Only an alliance of all tho conserva
tive elements can amount to much
against tho present strength of radi
calism on the prairies,
Tim rf until of tlioSonnto to seat
Loo .Mantle of Montana, which im
plies the application of the samo
medicine to would-bo souatois from
Wyoming and Washington, means
that hereafter Legihlatuies must do
their duty iu this particular or leave
their stnto unrepresented iu tho
upper branch of Cougiodb. Gov-
ornor-mado sonators except to fill
tomporary vacancies, aro too sugges
sivo of unhealthy political condi
tions to suit a democratic people.
"That tho republican party is
breaking up is ovidont to all who
havo observed its gradual abandon
ment of old-time doctrines." - S.
And that tho democratic party is
boing split in two ou the monoy
question would appear to bo equally
In saying that Hood's Sarsaparilla
cures, its proprietors mako no idle
or extravagant claim. Statements
from thousands of reliable people of
what Hood's Sarsaparilla has done
for them, conclusively prove tho fact
Hood's Sarsaparilla Cures.
Hood's Pills net especially upon
the liver, rousing it from torpidity
to its natural duties, cure constipa
tion and assist digostion.
TAX COLLECTOR'S NOTICE.
District of Kona, Island of Oahu.
If any personal tnxoi, that is to say, poll
tax, road tax and school tux, shall remain
unpaid after llio ,'!0th day of September, ten
per cunt, of such taxes shall be added by
tho Assessor mid shall be collected as part
of such taxes,
Assessor 1st Division.
Approved: S. M. DAMON,
837-St Minister of Finn nee.
FROM THE MIOWERA!
Veal, Pork, Lamb,
Poultry & Game
Metropolitan Meat Compy
Saturday, Oct. m, '93
Over the Pearl Rivor Race Coaise
Trains will leave Honolulu for Pearl
Haibor at 1:45 p. m. and .1:05 p. m.
He turning, will leave Pearl Harbor imme
diately after the race.
50c: Excursion Tickets: 50c.
Til UK 1:
Cotl'iKes on turner
Amity on the uifiuNes. or
ut b'runk iirovrii'atnrit, Merchant Street.
Mutual Telephone Company.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS.
A T THK ANNUA, MKETIXG OK THE
CX. Stockholders of tho Mutual Tkle
i'hone Company, held at the Company's
ollice Sept. anil, the following gentlemen
wore duly elected to mi ve as olllcors for the
Hon. Jl. A. Wiilmuann President.
Hon. U. U. Hishop..Virc-Proident.
Hon. C. O. llergcr
fcierretary and Treasurer.
Hon. V. K. Allen Auditor.
Messr. H. A. Widemann, 0. It. Illshop,
l O. l!erKr, W. O. Irwin, S. O. Allen,
1'. A. Schueleraud Cecil Urown.
Honolulu, Sept. SI, 1MB. HliMit
For Yokohama Direct !
The Nippon Yu&en Kaisha's Al steamer
Is due here about Octet er 22ml, and will
leave for the above port ou
Monday, Oct. 30, 1893
far-Kor further pnrtli'iilarn regarding
Freight or P.issiige, upply to
WM, G. IRWIN & CO., L'TD
Agent Nippon Viuen Kul.lin,
Hawaii Hardware Go,, L'i
Saturday, Sept. SO, 189S,
There are many advantages
to be derived in buying goods
from dealers who make the
wants of their customers a
daily study. Twenty odd years
contact with people in a com
munity as small as Honolulu
enables one to judge their
likes and dislikes and their
wants in a business way.
When we order goods from the
United States or Europe, we
get what we believe is most
wanted by the people rather
than what we think is good.
In following this course since
the inception of our business
we have been able to offer
you at all times new goods.
We have no shelf-worn stock,
nothing to warrant our hold
ing "clearance sales" or to tell
you we are giving you goods
at half price. As in every
other line of business we often
give you double value for your
money, but that is, because
you get irom us a superior
quality of goods. Mixed
paints have been sold here for
a long time but they, were of
a quality that could be im
proved upon: hence the advent
of Hendry's Ready Mixed.
We told the manufacturers we
wanted the best paint ever
sold here and we got it; the
people who buy it from us get
something better than they
have ever used before and
better than they expected.
We have added to our num
erous lines that of Flower Pots
and Vases for flowers or plants.
Two or three of the latter are
of exquisite design, and with a
H little work with paint and
bronze powder may be made
beautiful ornaments for parlor
or veranda. These extra em
bellishments are not necessary
except to the lady whose taste
runs to decorative art. Hand
some Majolica pots are offered
you in some stores, but while
they are pretty to the eye they
are death to the plants, lack of
porousness in their composition
kills their practicability in so
far as plants go. Ours are of
Terra Cotta and the sort that
plants thrive in.
"Hope deferred maketh the
heart sick." We have waited
and hoped that an assortment
of lamps ordered from Eastern
manufacturers would have
reached us a month ago. But
the wind was against the
"Planter" and consequently
"agin" us. Now thattheyare
here we have forgotten our
anxiety to get them sooner
and our heart rejoices in the
fact that we are able to offer
you to-day the largest and
most varied stock of Hanging,
Stand and Banquet Lamps we
have ever had the pleasure of
calling your attention to.
There is always a lamp wanted
either to replace an old one or
to improve the appearance and
light in some particular room.
Our new arrivals all have the
celebrated Bradley & Hub
bard burners, which for light
ing qualities are pre-eminently
the best. With our lamp
goods we have a few very
handsome Onyx Top Tables
which should catch the eye of
people of refined tastes.
Hardwood Ice Chests and
Refrigerators like Pansy
Stoves are always in demand,
consequently we are import
ing them twelve months in the
year, In iron stoves we have
found, after a great deal of ex
perimenting, that there is noth
ing quite so up to the mark as
the "Pansy." It burns wood
or coal, a quick baker and an
economist in the way of fuel, a
matter for consideration by
the housewife and the bread
winner as well. Our sales of
this style stove average, the
year 'round, two a day.
For the plantations we have
the most complete stock of
racking in Honolulu. We
mention this because the mills
are starting up and packing is
one of the articles most
Hawaiian Hardware Co., L'd
0))oelto Bpreokeli lllook,
:i07 irOUT STttlflHT,
Corner Port Be
LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S
MUSLIN UNDERWEAR !
SATURDAY, OCT. 7th.
Store will be Closed All Day Friday.,
Corner Fort and Hotel Sts.,
We Guarantee Every Package
tfir "WE SHJJSTID OUT -a
WB HAVE RECEIVED A FKE8H CONSIGNMENT, CONBIBTINQ OK
40 Cases I
ISO Dozen I
1920 IFetolsieiges I
FOR SALE BY THE
PACKAGE, DOZEN Oil CASE
HOLLISTER & CO.,
"F'ort. Street. -
ew Summer Neckwear
100 Doz. Four-in-Hands
100 Doz. Four-in-Hands
"Wortti 75 Oer.te.
H. S. TREGLOAN & SON.
Honolulu, H. I.
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