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HONOLULU, H. I., MONDAY. AUGUST 12. 1895.
VOL. l. NO. 7a.
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r the ubr or
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From U, 8. Journal ttf iltdkim.)
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THE CABLE HGIIEMR MADE VUII
LIO THIN nOKNINU
Altar a Hard Flolit to Prevent Hull-
ro nil Ins, It W Referred to a
Special Committee of Five.
Fiftieth 'Day, Augubt 12th.
Aftor tho usuul prolimhnr''s
consequent on tho opening of th
Sonato Minister Hatch announcod
that tho Presidont had signod tho
bit's creatinga Labor Commission,
making oxtra appropriations for
tho ubo of the Legislature, ex
empting public libraries from tux
ation, repealing previous cable
legislation and tho now onblo bill.
Tho Sonato concurred in the
Houso amondmont to Sonato Bill
13, regulating tho proceedings n
motions fo nw rials.
Aftor waiting half an hour Min
ister Hatch finally presented a
communication from tho Provi
dent stating that with the consent
of the Cabinet ho had entered in
to u contract with Zophanial Swift
Spalding looking to tho laying of
an intor-island cabin and also ono
to tho west coaBt of tho United
States. Tho contract as read to
the Sonato occupies thirty odd
pages of typo-written matter of
which tho following is a synopsis:
The government of Hawaii
grants to Spalding and his assign
ees tho exclusive franchiso for a
cable between San Franoisco and
Honolulu and an inter - island
oablo for twenty yoars from Nov
ember 1st, 1895. Tho contract
provides that tho western term
inus of tho cablo must bo at or
near San Franoisco and tho local
torminus at or near Honolulu
for tho full torm of twenty
yoars, and that the exclusive
right guaranteed shall not
interforo with tho right of other
countries with whom Hawaii has
treaty rotations to touch at theso
slands witl cables intended
strictly for military or naval pur
poses. Tho subsidy granted is $40,0(10
per annum, payable in U. b. gold
coin at tho Finunco Department
n quarterly payments of $10,000.
In consideration Uioroof tho con
tractor binds himself to com
mence tho aotual laying of the
cablo on or boforo May lBt, 1897,
and completo tho same boforo
Novembor 1st, 1898. It recito
that tho contractor will uso his
host ondoiivors to obtain a subsidy
from tho United States Congress
and that a failure to do so will
torminato tho contract at tho
option of this government.
Interruptions in cablo commu
nications, aftor onco established,
for moro than ninety days at a
timo will result in forfeiture of the
subsidy at the rato of ?30,0C0 a
you on tho through oablo and
10,000 per year on tho intorisland
bhould cither lino fail to koop
up communication for a year tho
contraot becomes null aud void.
The government grants Mr.
Spalding the free uso of tho right
of way across all government
lan'ds for the nocessary land cables
and also convenient sites for ter
minal offices, etc All material
UBod in tho construction of the
cable is admitted free of duty and
all ships exclusively convoying
such material are to be exempt
from all harbor or port dues ex
cept pilotuge. The property of
tho oablo company ih also to bo
exempt from taxation for twonty
On his part tho contractor
agroos to construct and maintain
an intcrlsland cablo cotnmonoing
at Kawaihao on tho island of Ha
waii and thonco running to Nui
on Maui. From Nui the
cabin will run to Pukoo on
Molokai, and from thonco acrnBB
to Wnikiki. From there it will
run ovorland to Waianuc.thon un
der water to Nawiliwili, Kanai.
Tho total length of tho intor isl
and onblo will bo 177 milos. The
through cablo will start from Wai
kiki and land at Monterey bay, 75
miles south of San Francisco or
in caso tho Chamber of Commerce
of that city should construot the
much-talk'od-of lino to tho Faral
lone Islands, 40 miles outside tho
harbor, it may land and connect
there. The contractor acrees to
havo everything in running order
by November 1st, 1898,butsecuros
himself with tho usual proviso in
caso of strikes, lookouts, etc.,
which may affect his contracts.
After tho inter-island lino has
been in operation for ono year tho
Hawaiian government may assume
ownorship thereof upon paying
the actual cost of tho land linos
built in connection with it and no
moro, tho contractor ngrooing to
deliver up tho same froo from all
liens and dobts whatsoever; the
government, howovor, continuing
to pay tho full amount of the sub
sidy for tho remainder of tho
Muoh spaco is dovotod to speci
fications containing tho size,
weight and quality of tho cables
used. Tho main wiro will of
course bo or copper ot sucn a
thickness as to weigh 400 pounds
to tho mile and having a capacity
of transmitting at loast fifteon
words pexminuto without intormis
rtion. Tho cablo as protected
with tho necessary rubber and
galvanized iron wiro coatings
must bo ablo to stand a umform
pressure of 52 tons to tho square
Tho maximum ratos for intor
island mossages aro ton oonts nor
word, but tho company is not ob
liged to accent any message for
less than ono dollar.
Through rates aro to bo ono
dollar por word or such rato as
may bo fixed by the government
of tho United Statos. Press rates
are to bo one-half tho abovo, but
no meseago may be sent for loss
than ouo dollar. Should the
messages sont bo to Japan, China
fir Australia by way ot Sun Fran
oisco only a pro rata of tho wholo
distance is to bo charged at tho
ratos of tho connecting lines. All
government messagos aro to bo
froo up to tho amount of tho sub
sidy at regular ratos, after whioh
tho usual ratos will be exacted.
Tho contractor deposits with
tho Minister of Finance .$25,000
in Hawaiian bonds as a guarantee
of good faith, to bo forfeited if ha
fails to keep tho conditions of his
contracts; othorwiso to bo return
ed to him upon the completion
The contract was signed this
morning by the Presidont and
members of tho Cabinet and Col.
Ministor Hatch theu introduced
a Joint Resolution approving tho
terras of tho contract.
Senator Browu in moving the
adoption of tho resolution said
that Hawaii was now entering
upon a now era and tho timo had
como whon a cablo was a neces
sity. Ho considered Col. Spal
ding's tho most buainoss-liko pro
wsition yet advancod unci ho was
loartily in favor of it. Tho Aus
tralian cable proposition advanced
by MosBrs. Sandford Fleming and
Mercor moluded a $J5,000 sub
sidy and offered no intor-iBland
communication. For $5,000 a
your oxtra all tho islands of Ha
waii wero to bo connected. That
cortainly was littlo ouough con
sidering tho groat bonofits which j
would arise from it, in busincpn as
in othor mutters. Ho call
od attention to tho fact
that under tho prosoni
route adopted tho islands wero
not only conneotod with Honolulu
but with each othor. Of course,
unless tho contractors received
aid from tho United States ths
sohoran would fall through. Ho
believed tbey iutonded to nsk for
$250,000 por annum, but whatever,
tho amount was tho wholo thing
hinged on favorablo action by
Congress. With rogard to the
oxclusivo clause in tho contract
ho mentioned that overy franchiso
granted sinoo 1888 oontaincd a
iBinilar provision, but niaintairtod
that an exclusive franchise must
bo granted in order to procure the
necessary money from tho sale of
bonds. Investors must have some
assurance that thoy would bo
seouro from opposition for a cer
tain poriod at least beforo they
would part with their money. Ho
wouldsubniit .hat tho way was open
for tho payment of tho subsidy
without taking ono singlocont out
of tho troasury . It was by licensing
tho sale of opium and placing the
duty at $0 per pound. -Tho pres
ont system of conducting the
opium business was simply a ludi
crous faroo, out of whioh the giv
ernmont gots noth'ng.
Souator Hooking moved to go
into Committoo of tho Whole.
Ho objooted to the exclusive fran
chise because it shut out all op
position. Undor tho proBont plan
the scheme was guaranteed a suc
cess from tho start. He thought
Hawaii should havo waited for
the aotion of the United States
first. Ho agreed that tho timo
was ripe for a cablo, but Hawaii
held tho Koy to tho position and
should hold back. It was the
Gibraltar of the Pacific and could
dictate its own terms. If tho
Spalding schomo workod his com
pany would havo just $2,000,000
tho advantage of any other
company dosiring to con
struct it through line, and
could effectually shut ono out
unless thoy agreod to Spalding's
terms. "Tho moro cables, the .
more busiuoss," tho Senator said,
and ho wantod plenty of thorn.
Ho thought that tho moment the
United Stutos subsidized tho cablo
plenty of companies would be bid
ding for it and Hawaii Would got
it for nothing. Our littlo $40,000
a year would cut no figure in the
cost. Ho called attention to tho
fact that Congress mot in Decem
ber and would bo in session for
months. Wo could shapo legisla
tion at tho February session t
Buit tho United States and know
that what wo were doing would
bo satisfactory to them. He did
not bolievo in cast-iron contracts
with any ono.
Tho Senator's motion was not
Senator Schmidt moved that
tho resolution bo referrod to a
solect comraitteo of five. He war
in favor of tho cablo but did not
bolievo in unseomly haste. He
thought tho committoo should
cousult with tho Chamber of Cora
morco and business men before
Senator Hooking seconded the
Senator Brown did not believe
in consulting tho Chamber oT
Commerce or anyone else. It was
lowering tho dignity of the
Senator MoCandloss favorod
tho scheme, but objooted to its
boing rushed through. The ex
act terms had only just been made
puunu, aim no ueuoveu mo peo
plo and the press should bo al
lowed at least 24 hours to discuss
Senator Horner agreed with
tho last speaker.
Tho amendment was carried bv
a voto of 7 to 5, and the presidont
Continued on 4th paye.)
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