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Vol. VI. 3STo. 11G2.
HONOLULU, M. I., TUESDAY, MA110H 7, 1899.
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) ' A GREAT DEARTH OF RICE
The Market Bare and Price of Article
Risen a Point.
.Prospect of Continued Scarcity Large Local
Consumption Crops Damaged
Henry MoCollura, Kapiolnni
park rauger, was mt on th.'Htreet
this nioruing rind naked nbout tlio
rniu floods ut Wnikiki. lie re
plied that ho htul novor hoii any
thing liUo them in that quarter.
The water ou tho pirk front, from
Mr. Irwin's stables to the race
track, covered tho ground in every
direction. It stood tbreo foet in
the Jockey Club's stables.
Looking out toward Manoa val
ley tho propect was that of one
lake. Tub crowing crops in tho
nxteuaivo rice plantations that way
had beou completely submerged
for more than twonty four hours.
This, according to common infor
mu'i n, meaut destruction of the
Mr. McCollum said that tho rice
plant'TH, uhen the late dry spell
wan on, banked up tho stream to
divert I lio liltlo water in it upon
their lioUln. Tbo ronult when
the Hood camo was a backing up
of tin water until it broke over
tho fields in icsintloss volume
lie thought tho government ought
to provcut hucIi iuterforouco with
Ad of this information about
ilooded rico field, which may bo
repeated from othor places, is of
peculiar intorost in relation to the
present state of the rico mtrkat.
It is learned that the visible
supply of this essential food stuff
r . . ... 1. flit
in uouoiuiu is miguty smaii. mo
rice factors liavo really uono 01
funtnrn Iiuvh rpulv tmnn m
the articlo to sell today
Wells I. Peterson, m Mr. Hop
Staple and Fancy.
Household necessities a spe
cialty with us.
You'll find them best and
cheapest, quality consid
por's office, said that small quan
tities might be expected to como
in from lvauai, as well as around
Oalm, tho first of tho weok. Prob
ably tho coasting schooners bad
been dohiyod by tho rough woath
or. Thoro was no saying what
tho extout of tho flood damage
might provo to havo boon.
At all events, Hcarcity until tho
now crop was harvested in June
was inevitable Mr. Peterson
said that the great reason for the
shortage wbb not doficiout crops
but increased local consumption.
"Wo are uniu nearly us much
rice iib ho eutiro Hawaiian pro
duction," ho said and, in
answer to a romnrli
that a certain firm was
reported to havo bought all tho
rice in sight, obsorvid, "It is well
for them if tlioy have, for they
will need it before June.
L. de L. Ward, at tho offico of
W. G. Irwin & Co. Ltd., answered
an inquiry by the statomont that
they had foreseen the scarcity and
bought up rico barely sufficient
for their immediato requirements
on their sugar plantations,
Bing Uliong A; Co., tho largo rico
crowing ana dealing uouse in
Mauuakea street, stated that tbey
had no rico to sell. The gentle
manly spokesman said, however,
that "plenty" wa3 expected from
all around. Ho intimated that
thoro was no danger of famine in
the article. Tho wholesale price
had advanced a quarter cent to
five and a half conts.
Dlipoiltlon f IlritnlHr Troop.
Washington, Fobruary 25. It
was officially stated at tho War
Department today that no deci
sion had been roachod in tho ques
tion of Bonding tbo Sixth and
Ninth Infantry to Manila.
Wna Lincoln's Prlontl.
Chicago, February 25. Col.
Amos 0. Babcock, an intimate
friend of Abraham Lincoln, and a
nrominont fiuro ;
lilUIIIIUUUl ULliU Vi IIIVJ lUUIUIVIU
t mnvmnnt sn i,o purk- fifti
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,i;,i n,w tt wna Wn in 1R9S
and camo to Illinois in 1846.
useful and orna
Olaa Sugar Plantation Scheie.
It transpires that options have been secured, on behalf of
a syndicate of capitalists, for the purchase of about all of the
coffee plantations, in the old Olaa section between the Fifteen
and Eighteen mile posts on the Volcano road. The area thus chang
ing hands comprises 7,000 acres. It is to be transformed into a
sugar cane plantation by its prospective owners.
Dr. A. E. Nichols acted as agent of the syndicate to pro
cure the options on the land. Some of the coffee planters who
are disposing of their lands, it is known for certain, intend to
apply for allotments in the new Olaa tract shortly to be opened.
They are not abandoning coffee, but, with the most valu
es able experience gained upon theirjflrst holdings, will begin at
tne ngni Beginning upon new n-miuiy.
The BULLETIN is in possession of more information relative
to this great and important transaction in agricultural lands,
but the moment is not opportune for saying anything further
while the preliminaries are yet uncompleted. It may be said,
however, that the enterpris3 under way is likely to mark a
revolutionary stage in the already rapid progress of the town
port of Hiio.
OAHU MILL COMPLETED
It was expected tho mill at
Oahu plantation would bo
turned over to tho company
today or tomorrow. AH that is
lacking in tho entiro equipment U
the Worthiugton pump for
supplying water to tho mill.
This uiav arrive in tho
Peking. If otherwise a shift
can bo mado without it. Tho mill
will bo grinding about April 1,
ami will make quick work of tho
first crop. The eauo is notsuffer
ing from any delay in starting tho
munu'ipamtika mm. pi.kasics lo.v-
London, February 25. The
London municipalities bill, intro
duced iu tho Houso of Commons
on February 23d by Mr. Arthur
J. Balfour, has been well received
gonerally. Tho most striking fea
tures of tho bill i'b the revival of
tho ancient city of Westminster,
which will comprise tho whole of
tho onorraously valuable nnd busy
nrot from Temple Bar to Knights
bridge and from Oxford street to
the river Thames, in which aro in
cludod all tho theatres, clubs, gov
ernment ollices, parks, royal pa
laces, embassies, etc., and tho aris
tocratic) districts of Belgrnvia and
Mayfair. It will be fivo times the
sizo tho city of Loudon proper,
with fivo times its ponulation, and
it will bo a soriou rival of the nn
ciont citv of London, whoso rate
able valuo is X4,150,000, while
that of tho ci'v of Wi-tminster U
4,850,000. The imperial and so
cial importance 01 the. now city
will bo tremondous.
Nluiiriigun ll'Vlull"n Knilnl,
ManBgua (Nicaragua), Fobru
ary 24 (via Galvoston, Tox., Fob
ruary 25, delayed in transmis
sion). Prosideut Zelaa's army,
under General Saenz hi d Fraeuo
Estrado, has captured Cili moun
tain nnd Ap.ua Calieutes, thus
virtually terminating tho Bluo
Kona Ilrf-acli or PrinUe Hull,
Very recouty a summons was
Borvod on J. K. Whito of
Hookenn, Kona, to appear
in tho Oirouit Court on a breach
of promiso suit. Kenolia Heelele,
a young lady of tho place mention
ed, has brought suit against him
for $5000 damages. The caso will
come up in tho April term of tho
Vincent Fornnndez leaves on
the Kiimu today for several weeks
busiuOBB and ploatiuie trip to Hilo
and vicinity. Mrs. Fernandez will
Dr. Peterson, inspqolor of im
migrants, leaves for Maui today.
Native Company Prouatily for Ounril
ul Honor m lllor.
Princess Kniulaui's body will
lio in state at Ainnhau from 9 to 4
No detail for tho N. Q. H. guard
of honor nt tho lying iu state hod
been made by noon. In nil. like
lihood it will bo Co. Q., tho nativo
Hawaiian commaud under Capt.
The 1st Rogiment will turn out
at the funeral.
Major Potter in charge of ar
rangements for tho Government,
iiid at noon that the hour of tho
funeral, which is to bo from Ka
wuiahao chinch, would piobably
bo 2 p. m. Sunday.
As proviously announced, tbo
body will lio instate at tbo church
from 10 tn 4 Sutnrdav. Tho
body will bo romoved to that placo
MAXIM CONSULS CONFICIL
Manila, February 25. 10:15 a.
ra. Tho foreign Consuls met to
confer regarding commercial in
terests, but tho rosult of their do
liberations has not been com
municated, it is uudoratood, to
tho Amoricau authorities. The
British Consul was not present ut
Tho shootinc of two Enclish-
iuou and of Mr. Argentine, man
agor of tho Andrew Cotton Mill at
londo, on Wednesday is gener
ally regretted, but it is admitted
that it was quito unavoidable.
InBtead of remaining iu tbo stono
basomont during tlio exoitemout
oocasioued by tho fites iu tho vi
cinity, mo mo leaned irorn an
upper window. Their white suits
attracted tho attention qf the Am
oricau soldierB, who, believing
them to be natives firing from tho
windows, shot all threo. Mr. Ar
goutino is dead. Mr. Simpaou is
fatally wounded and Mr. Haslam
D. L. K. Koliipuli has been
awarded the contract for building
the Hoopuloa road iu Kona at
Si Lazaro will widen the Eaoho
road in tho same regiou for $'&7G5.
riade from Pure drape Cream
They Ask for Protection of the Amer
Famous Van Reusellaer Homestead In Hands
of New Y6rk Chapter Resolution Touch
Ine Upon Polygamy Passed. v
"Washington, Feb. 25. After
tho routine business of tho morn
ing session of tho Congress of the
Daughters of tho American Invo
lution had beou disposed of, the
report of the comaiitteo on the
desecration of tho ling was read
and discussed. Tho report asks
for a law to provent tho nso of the
national flag for advorlisoraonts,
to provout placing upon it or at
taching to it dovices and inscrip
tions, to punish thoso who treat it
with indignity or wantonly iujura
or destroy it. Tho report was
enthusiastically received and the
oominiltoo continuod for another
Mrs. Van Ronssellaer Strong of
New York addressed tho Con
gress. Sho said sho had secured
an option upon tho old Van Rens
sollaor mansion houso at Green
bush, opposito Albany, N. Y.,
built in 1012, where ''Yankee
Doddlo" was written. Tho pur
chase prico was S0500 of which
she, with tho assietanco of friends
had paid one-third. This she de
cided to projont to tho National
body of tho Daughters of the
American Revolution on condi
tion that tho euro of the inanbiou
and grounds bo entrusted to the
New York Stato chapter. She
aketl that tho D.iughterH iutorcBt
themselves in tho work of scour
ing contributions to disoharg" tho
remaining dobt. Tho proportion
was accepted nnd n vote of thanks
given to Mrs. Strong.
Mrs McLean, at the afternoon
session offered tho following reso
lution: W borons, This houxo Iisb nn
abiding coufidenco in tho honor
of tho Congress of tho Uuited
"Resolved, That it is tho sonso
of tho daughters of tho Amoricau
Revolution assembled in cougreBs
of lb:'.! that tho nation's law
makers should by the pavsago of
suitable laws make impossible yie
election of a polygamist to public
Aftor having read the resolu
tion, Mrs. MoLoan walkod to the
platform. "Ladies," nho Baid'
"this resolution spoaks for itself,
it noeds no comment." Mrs. Peel;
of Iowa moved that tho ro-olu-
tion bo tabled. Several speakon
who favored Mrs. McLean's reso
lution followed in rapid succes
sion. Tho resolution offered by Mrs.
McLoan was carried by a viva
voco voto which scorned almost
unanimous, ono lady alono an
nouncing a voto against it.
Routino matters wore then taken
up and disposed of aud after nn
evening session tho congress
Extensive floods resulted from
tho late storm at Waikiki. The
road loading to tho Achi addition
near Makoo Island was under
water. Thero was a high riso in
the stream omptying at Long
Branch. Portions of Kapiolnnj
park, including tho raco track,
wero submerged. Ohiueso plan
tatiotiB in tbo vicinity of Hopkii '
switch, on Waikiki rond, wer
badly deluged. Tho wat?r was
slowly subsiding overywhen- this
Pifrpont Morgan' Gift to Nt. Pnol'a.
London, February 25. It is
reported that Pierpont Morcji ti le
to bear thoontiro cost, aronunnrc
to about $25,000, of the ir"tllr.
tion of electric lights in St Paul's
OLD imiiti:u (HIM:.
U'llllnm .1. .Mnnv-ll Drops llnd at
A well known resident;, fell ont
of the race this morning. "William .
J. Maxwell was reiunllsg iulo his,
houso from tlio yard, at half-past
0 o'clock, when ho dropped dead.
Mr Maxwell wa latterly for
some yenrs n truant otlicor for
Honolulu. In formor yara ho
was a printer. He worked in tho
Polyuesiau olllco nearly if uot
quite forty yenrs ago Later ho
was employed on the Gazoltj, also
on tho Advertiser when J. 11.
Black, the voterau now in R.
Grievo's islablishmoit, had that
paper, before tho era of dailies,
Tho late Walter Murray Gibson,
as proprietor of the Advertiser
and the Elele, was another em
ployer of tho depart' d printer.
Mr. Mnxwnll printed a uativo
piper, tho Au Okon, nt another
time. When Karaebnmelm V.
whs holding bis celobrtted consti
tutional convention, tho samo man
issued a daily report of its pro
ceedings under tho title, "Tho '
For somo timo Mr. Maxwell
kept Mr. Cleghorn's storo in
Rona Hawaii. As a truant offi
cer, his final avocation, he was
faithful to duty and at tbo namo
timo considoratn to tho jnvcnillo.
delinquents. His wife dying a
few months ago, he leaves n .son
aud two daughters, with eevorul.
araudchildren. Tho sou is Georgo
Maxwell, in the customs service nt
The lalo Mr. Maxwell was 5G
yi'jir of ago; His funeral will
take place nt4 o'clock tomorrow
afternoon from tho liouae, kKing,
notkh oi' Tin: iioanoui:,
Trantiiott Will Sail for Slimlln on
Tho Transport Roiinnlte, tho
qnopn of tho present ll-t-t on tho
way from San Franoitco to Mani
la, will sot sail oaThureday.Coal
ing opeiations nro being rushed
with all speed possible.
The Roanoke, according to Cap
tain Kidston, will make, tho trip
to Manila in about twenty (lav.
She will therefore arrive at nbuut
tho amo timo as the Celtic. '
Tho Roannko has in her hold,
tin1 cm go of piovisions that wns
meant for tbo Conomauijh. It was
thought that I ho latter would load
boforo tbo IWnoko, but when it
was found tint sho would havo to
wait for mules from Flniida, her
cargo wan put into tho Roanoke.
The Valoucia and Portlaud woro
to have left on March 2d but tho
officers on the Roanoke do not
think thoy will got away at that
timo; also, that they will uot bo
here beforo tho 11th, at the carli
ost. T. K. James, chief sloward of
the Roanoke, will look into the
husuios prospects in Manila
while he is ihore. In fnot, this is
the principal object of his trip.
Caplaiu Kidston is to bo con
gratulated on the appearance of
his Bhip. She is perhnns tho neat
est transport that bus put iu an
appearance nt Honolulu.
Tho Roanoke will take as pns
lengors, ton soldiors left over hero
by the last transport.
A rune cMt ckcam or tartar rowocn
Hlgheat Honors, World's Fair
CJotd flednl, Midwinter Pair
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