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Vol. VI. No. 1145.
HONOLULU, H. 1. WEDNESDAY, PEMtUARY 15, 1899.
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Vicwp on Situation.
New York, Feb. 8.-A dispatch
to the Herald from 'Paris, says:
There seems to be an Idea here that
Japan will make trouble for the
United States by surreptitiously
aiding the Filipinos. The Autoreil
and tlie Journal des Debtas both re
fer to this, though neither gives its
reasons for giving Japanese filibus
tering probjble. At any rate the
papers arc satlslied that annexation
pure and simple Is now sure.
The Llberte says the ratification
of the treaty entails fresh responsi
bilities on the United States. They
cannot longer leave the Spanish
prisoners In the hands of the natives.
They must demand their immediate
release, and enforce the demand by
every possible means.
Meantime the New York Herald
announces that Instructions have
been sent to Otlsand Dew ey ordering
them to assume a vigorous attitude.
Hollo Is to be attacked by General
Miller. The Filipinos therefore
have to make the choice of merciless
repression or submission that may
be to their advantage.
ji:kiianv AM) 1AIO.
Berlin, February 4. Tbo Gor
man Governmentclaims to hnvo
received ndvicoa from Samoa
which dispose tbo Ministers in no
wise t aequiojeo iu tbo view that
th - G "man reproseutativos nro
entirely to blame for tbo recent
The Uutrluli ul Port mild.
l'..it Said, February 7. Tbo
United States ciuiser Raleigh,
whiob sailed for Manila on Do
cember ICtb, via Suez, has arrived
Hnron von dor Hoyderbrand,
who lias general ohnrgo of tbo
Austrian laborers on Oabu planta
tion, r peaks in Quo sarcnfni of tbo
"vacation"" local paper taid bo
BY " AUSTRALIA,"
Fresh Breakfast Cereals.
A fresh supply of Gruenhagen's
Bon Bons, and Townsend's
Glace Fruits, and a general
replenishment of our fancy
rsAjN. B.On account of the
repairs to the cold storage room
on the Australia, she brought no
refrigerated goods this trip.
JSa33 YOU'LL FIND THEM AT feSfefe&S:
GROCERIES ...e- CROCKERY ...o. HARDWARE
BIG OPIUM SEIZURE,
Tbo tug Elou arrived in port
at 2:30 p. in., with 000 or 800
pounds of opium captured at
A whito man and two uatives
Port Surveyor Stratemoyor was
in charge on the tug, having with
him Guard Kanuha.
Inspectors Noeloy, Drake and
Makaoha, with O. O. Rhodes from
the customs office, went out on
horsoback aud co operated in the
Nino large and iour small
sncliB, about tbo si.o oE sugar
bags, wero found buoyed. Tbo
smugglers wore pulling away
from tbo plant.
It comes next to tbo Henrietta
catob, and is the rccult of vigilant
Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Simpson
have fold their now house and lot
in Makiki street, near the pump
ing station, to Mr. Jocker, a recont
arrival in Honolulu. A good
round figure wan obtainod. Mr.
Simpson line been filling a posi
tion at Hilo for somo timo past.
Territorial Hill Shelve!.
Washington, Feb. 4. Speaker
Reed is opposed to any general Ha
waiian legislation at this session,
and the Committee on Rules Is be
lieved to have shelved the resolution
of the Committee on Territories
providing for the setting aside of a
ihy for tlie consideration of tiie
Territorial bill. .
Washington, Feb. 8. The War Department to
day received the following dispatch:
Manila, Feb. 8. Situation rapidly improving.
f Reconnoisance yesterday
Lagunaz bay to southeast eight miles, driving
straggling insurgent- troops in various directions,
encountering no decided opposition, army disinte
grated and natives returning to villages displaying
Near Caloocan, six miles north, the enemy made
a stand behind entrenchments, were charged by
Kansas troops led by Col. Funston. Close en
counter, resulting in rout of the enemy with heavy
loss. Loss to Kansans Lieutenant Alford killed, six
On the fourth Aguinaldo issued flying proclama
tion charging Americans with initiative and de
clared war. Sunday he issued another calling all
to resist foreign invasion. His influence through
out this section destroyed, now applies for a cessa
tion of hostilities and conference. Have declined
to answer. Insurgents expectation of rising in city
on night of fourth unrealized. Provost marshal
general with admirable disposition of troops defeated
every attempt. City quiet, business resumed,
natives respectful and cheerful. Fighting qualities
of American troops are a revelation to all inhabi
Manila, February 5, 8:15 p. m.
Tho long expected ruptnro be
tweou the Americana ami tho Fili
pinos has come at last. Tho form
er aro now engaged in solving tho
Fhilippino problem with tho ut
most expedition possible
The clash came nt 8:10 p. m.
yesterday evening. Threo daring
Filipino darted past tho Nebras
ka Kegimoot at Santa Mesa, but
retired when challenged. Thoy
repeated tho experiment without
drawiuc tho sentries' lire, but at
tho third timo Corporal Greeley
challenged the Filipinos aud then
fired, killing onn of theln and
wounding nuothor. Almoht immo
diately nfterward tho Filipinos'
lino from Cnlncan to Santa Mesa
coiuumuced n fusillade, which wns
ineffective. Tho Nebraska, Mon
tana aud North Dakota outposts
replied vigorously and hold thoir
ground until ro-onforcoments ar
rived. Tho Filipinos in the meantime
concentrated at thru points, Calo
can, Gagalane.ii! and Sunta Mesa.
At about 1 o'clock the Filipinos
opened a hot tire fotu all three
places Bimult n liu-l . Tins
supplemented by tho fire of two
Biogo guns nt Bitlik HhI'Ic and by
advancing their BMrmishors from
Paco aud Fandncau.
The Americans responded with
a terrific fire, but owing to the
daiknofs they wero uniiHo to de
tonnino its effect Tho U ah Light
Attillory finally succoedo I iu si
lencing tho native bailey. The
Thud Artillery also did good
work on tho extreme 1 ft. Tho en
gagement lasted ovor au bout.
lea verier in
KOfAt BAKIKQ roDIR CO , l)H YORK.
to south several miles to
J.110 b nitecl butes cruisorChar-
leston and tho canboat Concord,
riti VT n. . .
stationed off Malobon, opened firo
trora tnoir secondary battqnes on
tho Filipinos' position nt Calocnn
and kept it up vigorously.
At 2:15 thoro was anothor fusi
lado along tho ontiro line, and tho
United States monitor Monadnock
opened fire on tho ouomy from off
With daylicht tho Araoricans
advanced. Tho California and
Washington rogimouts made a
splendid chargo aud drove the
Filipinos from tho villages of Faco
and Sunta Mesa. The Nobrnska
Regiment nlao distinguished it
solf, capturing Bovornl prisoners
and ono howtor and a vory
strong position at tho reservoir,
which is counectod with tho water
Tho Kansas and Dakota regi
ments COmnolled tho nnnmv'a
right flank to retiro to Calocan.
Thoro was intermittent firing nt
various points all day along. The
losses of tho Filipinos cnunot be
estimnted nt present, but they
Miiniwero known to bo considerable.
The American lossos nro estim
ated nt twenty men killed nud 125
Tim rjiorntos. nrrard with how
and arrow, made n vnrt dntr
mined btaud in tho faco of n hot
nrtillnry firo, and left many dead
on the field.
Several attempts woro mndo in
(his oily yoaterdny evening to ns
sassinato American officers.
.N'HlHllIn In Ileum Mat,
Manila, Fob. 5. A most uufor
luuato nccidout ocourred during
tho firing. A sharpshooter within
tho American lines in somo un
aceouutablo way shot and killed
Sergeant George Regan of the
First Wyoming Infautry whilo tho
latter was Bitting at tho window of
tho Second Reserve hospital.
Liuutonnnt Colonel George R.
Colton of tho First Nebraska In
fantry wiib nttaokod by a native
tinned with 11 sword whilo ho was
riding in a carriage to tho frout.
Colouol Coltou drow his revol
ver and killed his assailant.
Colonel William C. Smith of tho
First TeunesBoo Infantry was at
tacked by apoplexy duriug tho
warmest part of tho fighting and
died boforo essistanco could bo
given to him.
Continued on Page I.
SHIPPING AND TARIFF LAWS
Change ol Dale by Senate on Question
Registry Aldrlch Has Tariff Mailer
Wnshincton. Fob. 2. "While tho
Committee on Commorco of the
Souato today refused to add any
of tho other omergoucy legislation
which wnB urged forllawuii to the
bill extouding tho navigation laws,
it did find reason to extend tho
timo during which vessels pur
chased by tho citizens of Hawaii
are eligible for American register.
Iustead of rooking tho dnto nt
which the law of tho United States
should apply July 1, ns did tho
Houao bill, it was decided to set
tho dalo ot January 1, 1899, which
allows sovoral vessels bought after
tho passage of tho annexation res
olution by Congress to secure
Amorican register. In fact, it wns
stated in tho Houbo duriug debate
that Hawaiian register was eiveu
to several ships ns Into as Decem
ber 15, 1893. Thero is a chance
that this action will bo met by tho
ilouso with a firm refusal and the
result may bo that tbo lobby ot
shipowners hero may hold out
until the end of tho session.
In tho meantime Senator Al
drich, tho new chairman of tho
Seunto Financo Committee, today
said ho would call his committee
together Tuesday next to consider
tho customs bill. Thero may b
no changes in tbo measuro, nl
thouch thero will be an atlemnt to
I . " .. .
unvo a tariff placed upon any
aonds manufactured iu tho islands
by Oriental labor and offerod for
import into this country. Thin,
however, is only tnlk,as there will
bo nosuch legislation passed, tljo
friends of tho islands being too
Senator Fairbanks, who is
chairman of tho Sonato Committee
on Labor, said today ho Mould re
port tho Perkins bill to exclude
Chinese nud contract laborers to
morrow. cuitm:.CY up Hawaii.
Homo l'rrtillnr 1'nrt Illicut rrnl liy n
Wnshingtou, February 2. Tho
question of retiring Hawaiian
coins nnd silver certificates was
considered today by tho Houbo
Committee 011 Coinage. Repra
sentntive Hitt of Illinois and
Judge Frear of Hawnii explaiued
tho noed of this Btep. Tho Ha
waiian silver amounts to about
81,000,000 and tho silver certifi
Tho curious fenturo developed
was that literal spocio pnymout
prevailed, eaob. numberod eilver
cortilicato having n corespouding
number in tho silver coin iu tho
Hawaiian treasury for its redemp
tion. It was Btatod also that the
only full legal tender in Hawaii
was tho United Stntos gold coin,
Hawaiian and Amorican silvor be
ing logal tender only up to 810.
Tho bill was referred to a eub
committeo for furthor considera
tion. Mr. anil Mra. Murlln Kmltli.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert M. Allen
of Snn Francisco havo issued invi
tations to tho wedding reception
of their daughter Adelaide Malt
man Alton and Mr. Martin Irving
W. Smith. Tho reception will
tako place at tho Hotel St. Nicho
las. Mr. and Mrs. Smith will nr
rivo hore on tho Moan a to spend
r Col, Albert "Wbyto'a looturo on
Klondiko will bo uivou at Y. M. O.
A. hall on Saturday ovoning as
announced. It will bo illustrated
with storoopticon slides operated
by Prof. J. Lightfoot.
A letter received from Pollitz it
Co., brokers, San Francisco, stales
that Hawaiian Commercial slock
had roaohed 87-1.
RLORGANIZLD ClIUKCII OP JbSUS
CHRIST holds meetings as follows In
iWllllani H ill, rear of Opera House: Sunday
10 a. m. Bible class; it a. m. preaching In
Hawallanj 6:jo p. m. preaching Hawaiian;
7:30 p. m. preaching in English ; Wednes
day 7:30 p. m. prayer meeting.
THE WHISTLES WILL BLOW
Proposition of Mutual Telephone Com
pany to Operate Signal Station.
Interview Between Collector General and Tele
phone Superintendent Objection to Whist
ling for Tramps and Transport.
Collector Genernl McStocker
was authorized to teuder payment
to tlioMulualTelephono Company
for the telephone nt Diamond
Head signal statical hitherto free.
Accordingly Suponutendout Cns
sidy had an interview with tho
Collector General of Customs yes
Mr. McStocker stated that nil
tho custom house iranted was to
have tho pilots' oflioo imme'diatoly
notified whenovor any vessel was
signalod from Diamond fiend.
Mr. Ctissidy iu rospoiiBo mndo a
prppositiou. The government was
paying 8900 ri year to maintain a
lookout at Diamond Head. Now
tho Mutunl Telephone Company
Mould accept that 8900 nud fully
equip aud maintain tbo signal sta
tion.'' It would promptly notify
tho pilots, the port physician and
others interested in vcbpoIs when
Hiich were Higbt"d. Tho system
uould be liko that of the Mer
chant's Exchango of San Frau-
Thoro was no objection, Mr.
Casidy stated, to the blowing of
vhistlo3 to eigualize the approach
of regular passenger siearnerd.
Tho stirring up of tho whole touii,
howovor, for tramp and transport
Btcnmers was a different thing. It
compelled tho replying, by tbo
lelopliono operators, to quoitiuns
pnurod into central from hundreds
of people who had no practical iu
loi.Oit in the ariivnls.
Centtal waB willing nrav, hh it
always had been, to ring up offici
als, hnckraon, ButiHcribore expect
iug friends in steamers, or those
having any nctual interest in
coming steamers. 11 rocnrdn the
nunibor of any snch applicants,
and by means of a nwitch can sot
all thoir telephones ringiug at
Tho understiudina at the inter
view was that the usual signals by
whistle would bo given for r!gular
passenger linors. Mr. McStockor
in tho ineautimo submits tho pro
position of tho cornpiny, for tak
ing full chargo of tho signnl sta
tion, to tho Minister of Financo
I.omotl Didn't Arrlr.
It was expected by tho Oahu
Railway k Laud Company that
its big new Baldwin locomotive
would come in tho Australia. Tho
article doeB not nppenr, however,
iu the steniner's mnmfost. This
is a thirty tou, ton-wheol, pasBen
gor engine. It haB tlneo pairs of
driving wheels, and will bo the
most powerful ougino yet put on
Highest Honors World's Fair
Oold Medal, Midwinter Fain
A Pure Orapc Crcnm of Tartar Powdtt
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