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Vol. IV. No. 666.
HONOLULU, H. I., FRIDAY, JULY 23, 1897.
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PACIFIC RECORDS BROKEN
rASTr.n Tinn is stow the onnr.n
ON AM, MXI'.I.
From Honolulu to Sun I'rniielneo In
Lea Thnn Plto Ilnyw Iu
the Near Future.
. The recent remarkable run of
tho stoaniship Empress of Jnpan
from Vancouver to Yokohama in
the best time ever made across
the Paoifio ocean iu either direc
tion is only one of many records
that have been broken in tho past
few months in the Pacific. In-1
creasing travel and commerce in
evory direotion of this vast ocean
necessitate faster service. Time
is'monoy on the Pacific now, as it
has been on the Atlantio' for the
last half sentury, and the fastest
ships capture the cream of the
trnfno ana make the most money.
Within the past year owners of
steamship lines traversing the
Pacific in every direotion seem to
have awoke to a sudden realization
of the imperative demand for bettor
and faator vessels and to the know
ledge that if they do not furnish
them others will, Lven the Em
presB line, whone vessels are the
peers of any in tho Paoifio and
thorefore less likely to fear oppo
sition, is increasing the Hpeed and
thereby shortening the passages of
its vessels in answer to a popular
demand, a demand whioh always
pay 8 to answer. Other lines in
which the people of Hawaii are
more directly concerned have also
experienced the same quickening
impulse, though more from the
effects of active aud threatened
competition, and even the old re
liable liners whose arrival oould
almost be calculated to a nicety
are recoiving such a suakiugup
that shows them to be possessed
of unexpected reserve powers of
Speed in ocean steamships is
largely a matter of coal consump
tion,and in all Pacific lines almost
without exception captains and en
gineers are pinned down to such an
economical coal consumption that
it is seldom the true speed of a
vossel is brought out. Every
pound of coal has to bo accounted
for. It is different on the ornok
Atlantio liners, where everything
is sacrificed to speed aud a hundred
tons of coal more or less consum
ed on a six days voyago is a mere
bagatelle, and it will be bo on the
Pacific in a very few years, pos
The experiment of Bonding the
new steamer Moana from San
Francisco to Syduoy with orders
to establish a record regardless of
coal consumption is one that will
bo watched with interest. Should
she break all records botwoon tho
ports, as sho undoubtedly en and
will, the publio will insist that tho
tune made, be kept up in future.
When tho public knows that it is
possible to go anywhere in a
cortain time, it is always anxious
to do it and a demand is created
at ouco. It is tho samo horo. It
is woll-known that the voyage
from Honolulu to San Francisco
can bo easily made by several of
tho steamers now on the routo iu
livo days. Lot ouo of thorn estab
lish that period for the regu
lar voyago' and see how quick it
will capture the trade of what is
said to bo ono of the most lucra
tive routes in tho world.
But, returning to tho subject of
this article, mention may be made
of a few fast trips mado on the
Paoifio in tho past month, all of
which bid fair to be more than
equallod by the rivalry than has
already emanated from their ac
complishment. Fust and foremost comes the
record of tho Empress of Japan.
This vessel loft Vancouver at
10:20 o'clock on tho morning of
June 2G, and Victoria, 13. O., at
4:15 o'olook on tho same day,
reaching Yokohama at 1:110
o'clock ou the afternoon of July
7. Doducting tho difforonco iu
tiino tho pasBogo between Victoria
nud Yokohama wad mado iu 10
days, 3 hours and 44 minutes, at
an average of 17.C0 knots per
hour or within a fraction of nino
teen land miles an hour, the dis
tance being 4240 miles.
Tho steamship Doric arrived in
hama, after a passage of 12 days
and 20 hours, breaking her own
record. The distance is 4G00 miles
and the speed accomplished was a
trifle oyer 15 land miles an hour.
There is no doubt this vessel can
do a great deal better over the
same course, if allowed to burn
coal, even to equalling tho speed
of the Empress of Japan
The same may be said of the
China, whioh holds the record for
the same voyage as well as the
record between Yokohama and
Honolulu and San Francisco. No
one doubts that the China can
beat her own record to San Fran
cisco, 5 days 8 hours 29 minutes,
whenever her engineer is allowed
to burn coal enough. The writer
was informed by one of her
engineers that she has always two
sots of boilers lying idle and that
she has never yet demonstrated
her full speed since her official
trial trip. ,
Much has been made by a con
temporary over tho recent rocoid
trip of the Alameda from Auck
land to Honolulu in 11 days 10
hours, which beat the Moaua's
trip by some 4 hours, but it should
be remembered that the Alameda
was pushed to make this port in
order to discharge cumbersome
machinery, while the Moana was
not pushed until after leaving.
Ohiof Engineer Little remarked
just before sailing yesterday
morning that he could beat the
Moana's time of 5 days 20 hours
to San Francisco if he was allow
ed to, and he rather thought he
With all this friendly rivalry
between such vessels as the Doric,
Coptic, Moana, Alameda and
Mariposa, it is only a matter of
time until an hour or two is
clipped off the China's record to
San Francisco and then the far
will fly and a five days' trip to
San Francisco be an accomplish
Till! TARIFF ONFERi:j(CK.
Sugar Diiilca it Subject or Contention
But Agreement Exprrled.
Washington, July 12. Tho
conferees on the tariff bill aro not
making much headway on the im
portant schedules on which the
Senate and House differ. Tbey are
meeting with the greatest difficul
ty in reaching an understanding
on the wool and sugar duties.
On sugar Senators Aldrich and
Jones of Nevada are holding out
especially for the Senate schedule,
and are supported by the entire
Senate'ropresentation. The House
conferees are just as firm in their
demand for its schedule. The in
dications, when tho conference
adjourned touieht, were that a
compromise would be necessary,
which would split the differouca
between the two houses on' the
differential on refined sugar, and
it was rumored that an agreement
to this effect had been reached.
New Nnrcolle In Uat.
City of Mexico, July 9. Efforts
on the part of physicians in charge
of tho luuiiuo hospitul for women
to discovor somo safo narcotic
which should produce sleep havo
resulted in bringing into daily use
iu that institution a simply remo
dy prepared from the seed of
white zapoto. It produces a tran
quil Bleep, and since it has been
used no deaths from cerebral con
gestion have been known at the
nil -pi I I
HI.ifi(r ITIIimlrel Show.
From tho U. S. S. Philadelphia
the Bulletin rocoives this noto:
"Soa Breezes has produced a
good offoct on tho crow of tho
Philadelphia and a outtor raco
with tho Marion is a probability
of tho near future. Both ships
will combiuo in giving u monster
minstrel show to take placo early
next month. J. J. Yaudorvoor
will mauugo tho ontortainmout."
PANAMA SCHEME REVIVED
: i' fours to inlist thk aid of
I'll UK NATIIS.
l'rinnal llndr to tlrtxt Britain,
France, tlernmny Hint llnllrit Nliilea
to Control the Work,
Herbert Jativriu Brown sends
tho foll6wing dispatch to the Ex
aminer under date of Washington,
An understanding has been
reached-bet ween Franco and Groat
Britain looking to the completion
aud control of the Pauama canal.
Germuuy was invited to partici
pate, but owing to tho Graeco
Turkish complication, her assont
has boon delayed, though it will
undoubtedly come in time. Now
an efforts being made to learn if
the United States, will come in
n'n'd form1 quadruple alliance for
the completion and neutralization
of the canal.
Should such an alliance be
effected it would be the most
poworful for peace that the world
has ever seen. One thousand four
hundred" aud seventy-seven uaval
vessels, mounting 15,28!) guns aud
manned by 173,085 seamen, would
stand for the protection of the
canal under the fines of the four
great powers uumed. They would
represent a gross merchant marine
tonnage of 18,388,950, nearly
three-quarters of the world's ship
ping, against G,718,G7G for all the
rest of the world.
Nathan Appleton of Boston,
who lias represented the interests
of the Paiiaraa canal company in
the United States ever Bince the
palmy days of De Lespops' extra
vagauce and tho gross corruption
of the canal ring in Paris, called
upon President MoKinloy today
iu company with Secretary Long,
who acted as his introducer, if not
his iudorser. It is not under
stood that Mr. Appleton has done
more thnn present a brief argu
ment against tho feasibility of the
Nicaragua canal, and to nhow tho
benefit which would come to the
United States by having huge
contracts for constructiou woik
thrown into tbo hands of Amer
It is known that inquiries iu
this direction have tieen quietly
prosecuted for several months.
L'he tremendous work and wonder
ful improvements in dredging
machinery brought about by tho
Chicago drainago canal have
opened tho eyes of the Directors
of the new Panama Canal Com
pany to the advantage of a strong
American alliance. It is a part
of the huge scheme to secure
powerful American interests
through these contracts to such
an extent that tho Nicaragua canal
project can be thrust aside.
The schema of tho quadruple
allianco had its inception in the
wonderful financial braiu which
engineered tho Suez canal deal,
by which a majority of its stock
camo into the possession of Great
Britain. This is the brain of the
house of Rothschilds. For sovoral
years this magnificent coup of
high fi nnn co has been maturing.
The stock and bonds in tho Puuu-
ma Canal Company have been do
pressed to so low u figuie thutthay
actually represent a tangible valuo
in tho work already done upon
The most recent estimates of
careful and conservative engineers
of tho highest integrity havo
shown that tho canal cuu bo com
pleted with locks thiough (no
Culebra cut at a sum not to exceed
20,000,000 in round figures
8100,000,000. Ou this basis a
dividend-earning cupacity of 4
per aent could bo predicated ou
tho freBh capital and tho stock in
tho old company and its present
valuation, provided that tho mil
lions of bonds known to havo
beon fraudulently takon posses
sion of by tho canal ring and its
accomplices can bo canceled.
A mombor of tho Herman lega-
I lion said:
"It haB been practically consid
ered as a-Euiopeanbolioy that the
United States shall not bo per
mitted to construct and eontrol
tho Nicaragua Canal. England by
downright fraud obtained control
of Suez. The United States ib
j intrinsically a much more power-
iii naiiun man ureal .uruaiu.
Europe has not found the oppor
tunity to dislodge the British from
the Suez. If Edropo, with her
eyes open, allowed the Utiited
States to build the Nicaragua
Canal this country would that
moment take rank us the. moat
powerful country in the world."
Just how this revelation will
affect publio sentiment remains to
be seen. The United States have
always been1 extremely joalous of
anything looking toward Europ
ean control of Isthmian transit.
The Panama Railway company is
an American institution, chartered
und managed in tho United States.
now no rue was gitkn.
Tux Colletor-Geiirnl Mliaw Went Be
yoneVtk letter of the Lur,
Complaints having been made
to tho Bulletin that duo notice
had not boon given by tho Tax
Office, of tho timo iu which the
assessment books would be open
for inspection, Jonathan Shaw,
Tax Assessor- and Collector-in-Ohiof,
was asked about the mat
ter. "Yon see those notices," Mr.
Shaw replied, pointing to about
thirty square feet surface of
boards, wearing placards in fonr
or five different languages.
"Those notices were standing out
there for a month."
"But a large proportion of tax
payers never have occasion to
visit this building ?"
"No; but thero were eight of
those boards in as many different
places in the district, as the law
"Ten," interjected Wm. H.
Wright, the chief deputy. "There
were ten sets of notices scattered
through the district."
"It' is complained, though, that
no notice was given in the pa
In answer to this, Mr. Shaw pro
ducod a file of the Hawaiian
Gazette containing the notice un
der date of June 28. When it
was mentioned that nobody in
town ever looks inside the Gazette
excepting lawyers to bob their own'
notices, Mr. Shaw replied that the
Inw required at loaBt eight written
or printed notices in different
places"and" notice in "one weekly
As tho Gazette has for somo
time past been a semi weekly
paper, a fine point arises here as
to whether the notice in it com
plies with tho law.
Mr. Shaw also mentioned
tho fnot that the Bulletin
itself had given au item, in its
local news columns, informing
taxpayer's a day in ndvanco of the
closing of the books for inspec
As there is no use for weekly
newspapers for local perusal any
more iu Honolulu, it would seem
advisable that tho law should be
changed, so as to havo such an
important notice as that in ques
tion given for ono week in two or
moro daily papers.
LVMIYIIIMIY I' LAY IIAL.I..
Aifrvcmcut Itruclied ou (lio I'lllli nt
Captains Wiidor and Thomp
son, of tho Stars aud St. Louis
teams respectively, met today, and
Captain Wilder allows the St.
'Louis team to play tho ninth
inning of tho protested Cth of
July game, tho said inning to bo
played at tho end of tho game
sohedulod for July 31. If St.
Louis fail to score, tho gamo to bo
finished at a future dato.
Tomorrow's game will bo be
tweou tho llegimonts and tho St.
Louis. Hansman will play conter
field, and Kiwa right field for the
St. Louis, othor positions un
changed. ail l II a .
Regiments vs. St. Louis tomor
row ut 3:30.
THE JAPANESE MINISTER
INTKH VI t:VIU 11V A HUM. M IN
PrrparliiK " Coiiiilcr.Slnlrmciit to
rhitt of Jlmlittr Cmitr Hint
Letter of July 13.
Mr. Shim tmurn, Minister Resi
dent o Japan, was seen by a Bul
letin representative tins morn- fl(,j
ing and asked as to' the truth 'of a V
a...vH 4 1. .. 4 1I thlnl.llAll I ..I iil.i. '
ruiliui lllttb lie luiriuivii ill lijujtw
publio tho contents of his last
letter to Minister Cooper, now
generally known as tho letter
of July 12.
The Minister rather facetiously
suggested that Minister Cooper '
was the ono who was furnishing
information for the press, but said
such was not his intention. Ho
had not made its contents known
to anyone aB yot nor promised to
"There is no harm in letting you
know," continued tho Minister,
"that I am going over tho state
ment made by MinistorCooper to
your press and preparing one in
answer to it. Ah Minister Cooper
has Been fit to give out to the pub
lio as much as he has, it would
have pleased me better if ho had
given out copies of tho original
ocuments. In his statement sev
eral points which I consider im
portant were either lightly touch
ed on or ignored entirely. As so
much has been made publio I
think all of it should be given opt
and my statement will contain
several matters not mentioned by
"Vour people are different to
ours. You seem to be satisfied
if you can get a little bit of news
at a time and don't care how of
ten. With us it is different. We
like to get it all at onoe and get it
correotly. If this controversy had
bean carried on between European ,
nations too puviio wuuiu uuvs
known nothing of it until it was'
ended, and then they would have
been told all about it ofhoially,
and I think that is the better
"The Bulletin will be very
glad to publish the letter of July
12 in full, Mr. Minister," said the
"I havo no doubt of that," was
the reply, "but as Minister Coopor
has not given it out I cannot
in courtesy do bo. I may say
there is nothing new in
it. It is, as Minister Cooper
has already said, a clear
and concise statement of the case
in which all the questions involv
ed are grouped in order and tho
views held by Japan on thorn are
fortified by abundant internation
al and legal authorities. While
much of it merely reiterates what
hits been iven in previouu letters,
I may say that particular stross is
laid ou tho question of treaty
rights. Wo roiterato in forcible
terms tho views wo hnvo always
held that the action of tho Hawai
ian' Government in rejecting theso
immigrants was in contravention
of the treaty and that iu cuue?
quenoe thoy must bo indemnified.
We insist that the immigrants
should have beon allowed privato
interviews with their consul aud
that thoy were entitled to be re- "
presented by their coun6el,Me8srB.-N'
Kinney & Ballon, nt their exami- ,
nation. Tho question of habeas
corpus is also ouo into nt length;' .
and while notdiscussing the merits
of the Supremo Court's decision J
wo do say that it was unprecedent
ed. We repeat our domain! that
the government of Hawaii hlmll
recognize tho principlo of indem
nity for manifest infringements of
treaty rights. As you see, tho lot-
ter is merely a reitoration of pro-'
Iu reply to further quohtiona
Miuister ohiniumuru suid ho did
not know when his statement to
tho publio would bo roady, but it
would bo given to all the papers
as Miuistor Coopet's had been,
Corifiiiticif on .fi Pi'je.