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A Complete History of the Campaign in the Philippines. 4
" On to Manila "
Vol. VII. No. 1294.
HONOLULU, H. I., THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 1899.
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MR.ROOT, SECRETARY OF WAR
THE SANTA FE STEAMERS
Washington, Aug. 1. Mr.Elibu
Boot took the oath of otHco as
Seorotary of War at 10:45 a. m
today. Tho coremony occurred
in tho large oflico of tho Secretary
of war in the presence of Sec
retaries Gnge and Hitchcock,
Assistant 8eorotary Meiklojohu, a
largo number of army officers in
uniform and other employes and
officials. The oath was admin
istered by Judge Colo of tho
Supreme Court of the District of
It was 10:45 when Mr. Boot
stood up and took the oath of
office. Judge Colo then addressed
him as "Mr. Socretary" and shook
hands and congratulated him.
Geuoral Alger next advanced and
shook his liauds most cordially,
Baying with evident feoling:
"With all my heart I congratu
late you and the Administration.
You will find around you hero
rnou who will help in the arduous
duties of your position. May
God bless you and give you
Secretary Gage then stepped
forward and congratulated Secre
tary Boot. He was followed by
Secretary Hitohcook, Assistant
Secretary Meiklejohn, Adjutant
General Oorbin 'and Chief Clerk
General Algor piokod up tho
commission signed by tho Presi
dent and attested by tho Secretary
of State, appointing Mr. Boot
Secretary of War.
"Here is your commission," he
aid with a smile, haudiug it to
Mr. Boot, "in whiob you lose
identity and become 'Mr. Secre
tary.' I go back to become a
soveroigu citizen of the United
States and become 'Mr. Alger.'"
"I sincerely wish it wore tho
other way," said Mr. Boot bb he
accepted the parchment.
Dwy Lpbyi Trlfite.
Trieste, August 1. Tho United
States cruiser Olympia started
for Naples at 4 o'clook this afternoon.
San Francisco, Aug. 1. Tho
Santa Fo Bailroad Company has
decided to run a regular line of
steamers to San Franoisoo, and
not have them simply touoh at
this port on their way to the
Orient as heretofore. The line
with San Diego will still be main
tained. Tho Harbor Commie
sioncrs will arrange a dock for the
Btoamors on tho east side of Spear
Street, near tho ferry slip that is
to be" built for tho Point Rich
mond ferry at Main street. The
permanout dock for ooan steam
ors will bo comploted as soon as
Tho business of this port has so
increased with the Orient and
Honolulu that the regular linos
have not been able to haudlo all
the froight offered in tho past fow
CRN. OT1V REGIMENT.
DECISION IS MADE PUBLIC
Call Gives Satnoan Commission Re
port in Detail.
Increased Power of Chief Justice -No Per
manent Peace Till One GoTcrnment
Assumes Full Control.
Washington, August 1. Accord
iug to a dispatch received today by
the War Dep irtmdnt from Genor
al Otis, a good many of tho North
western volunteers have enlisted
in the new regiments being organ
ized in skeloton in the Philippines.
Following is General Otis cablo
gram: " Mamila, July 31. Adjutant
General Washington. Transport
Grant sailod yesterday, 78 officers,
eight citizens, 1353 soldiers and
discharged men, Wyoming, North
Dakota auu Idaho organizations.
Loft behind about 200 discharged
men; good many have ro enlisted.
Only sick soldiers loft Corporal
Frank Gore, (Jompaoy H., Yyo
mine. Minnesota regiment and
discharged men next; ships leave
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in vory few days. UTis."
police Coiirl Note..
In the Police Court this fore
noon Ah Hung waB fined $75 and
oosts on the charge of unlawful
possession of opium and Jim
Qainn forfeited bail on the charge
of violating Bute 25 of the Car
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Tho San Francisco Call pub
lished on July 30, what is known
to tho Bulletin tb bo tho com
ploto and exact report of' the
Samoan Commission. The re
port opens with naming the chief
evils, under tho Berlin treaty, to
be remedied. These are:
1 Those which appear to in
evitably attend tho election of a
King' in Samoa and his subse
quent efforts to exert his author
ity. 2 Those which are duo to the
rivalry of tho foreign nationalities
between themselves and to their
disposition to take sides in the
native politics, and thus inoreaso
tho importance and bitterness of
tbt dispute which ariso.
a A third class or ovils nave
tboir origin in the fact that for
many years thoro has boen no law
or governmont m aatnoa otuer
than uative custom outside tho
limits of the municipality. Mur
der and other serious crimes have
romainod uupnnishod when com
mitted by pei sons of rank, and
tho Supremo Court and tho nomi
nal Governmont at Mulinun bavo
been equally powerless to exort
any controlling force.
4 The insufficient enforcement
of the customs regulations has
allowed unscrupulous traders to
distribute large number of arms
amoug a native population rent
by political factions and ready to
fight both one another and Eu
ropeans. To 'remedy the first evil, the
office of king was abolished and
the commission recommends the
office bo permanently abolished.
In place of the kingship is re
commended tho system oi gov
ernment which the commissioners
made publio when here.
Perhaps tho ovil which it is
least easy to ouro are the socond
class, thoso which arise from the
rivalry and mutual hostility of
the differont nationalities. This
hostility permeates all depart-
montB of life. The traders on one
side combine against those on the
other. Tho Municipal Council is
dividod into two parties, each de
termined to support its own pro
gram ana ueieat tnat or tno
We do not think it will over be
possible to do away with this state
of things under a tripartite ad
ministration, and we take this
opportunity of recording our
opinion that tho only natural and
normal plan of government for
those islands and the only system
which can assure permanent pros
perity and tranquility is a govern
ment by ono power.
We propose to introduce an ele
ment of unity and centralization
into tho Govorumeul by tho ap
pointment of an Administrator
who will doubtless be chosen
from somo disinterested power.
He will be assisted by a council of
delegates from tiro three govern
ments who might exorciso such
consular functions as are neces
sary in Samoa. Wo proposo to
uivo tins Administrator a large
measure of authority, which, if
exorcised by a just and capablo
mau, should enable him to put an
ond to many disputes.
We propose that the Adminis
trator and the three delegates
should form a legislative counoil
and we have introduced into the
act soveral clauses giving them
power to modify existing ordin
ances. Thirdly Wo hope to creato a
greater harmony among the white
residents by abnlinhing consular
jurisdiction. We believe that in
other parts of the world such
jurisdiction prevails only whoro
thn laws of a country are for a
religious or other reasons not suit
able for application to foreigners.
But thn Chief Justico of Samoa is
an American or .European, and
administers American or Europ
pn law. It would appear, thoro
foil', that there is no reason why
he Bhonld not tako cognizance of
all suits brought against foreign
ers', nor why foroignors should
enjoy privileges of extraterritori
ality oxcopt that of not being
amenable to the jurisdiction of
native courts, which will deal only
with such matters as are decided
according to native custom.
To prevent lawlessness outpido
of Apia, the Chief JoRtioo is givon
inoreased powr over nil tbo is
lands. To lighten tho work of
the Suprome Court, the municipal
magistrate is made a court of first
i'nstanco within tho municipality.
Fourthly, wo have felt it our
duty to deal somewhat severely
with the importation of arms and
ammunition into Samoa. Tho
prohibition existing in tho treaty
has become a doad letter: tho
management of tho customs has
been exceedingly lax. bavins beeu
largely in thohnndBof merchants,
who naturally found it convent
ent to lmvo easy regulations.
We therefore feel it essontial
that tho cuptomB regulations
sjhould be stringently enforced
under tho supervision of tho Ad
ministrator, aud that adequate
customs accommodation, with an
adequate staff, shall bo provided
with as little delay as possible
RECRUITS ON THE INDIANA
Eight Hundred to Swell' the Army of
Left San Francisco -August 1st Correspondent
Associated Press Aboard Sea Sick
OEI19IAN YACHT WINS.
Oowes, August 1. The regatta
ot the Boyal Tncht Squadron was
openod today with beautiful
weather and big crowds afloat and
a3uore. xuo starters in tno race
for tbo Queop's Cup wore the
Priuce of Wale's' Uritannia, Em
peror William's Meteor, Satanita,
iUinbow, Uutty, itoseneatu and
Britannia aud Motoor crossed
the starting line together. Britan
nia took tbo lead, but the Meteor
rounded Lytuington "spit buoy a
minuto ahead with the others
close up. Meteor allowed Britan
nia ten minutes. Motoor finished
at 3:45-15. Britannia finished at
3:bG-50 and Satanita finished at
Dorval, Quo., August 1. The
Canadian Gloncairn III and tho
Constance, the Amorioan yaoht,
started today in tueir tmrd race
for the Sewanhka cup now in tbo
possession of the Cauadiana. To
day's courao was two miles to
windward and returned three
times around. Glencairn crossed
the first at 1:2G:07, closely follow-
by Constance. At 1:32 OonBtanco
bad passed Glencairn.
Constance rounded tho first
buoy of the first round at 1:50:25;
Glencairn at 1:51:15.
Glencairn finished at 3:54:18;
Constanco has won two races
Bnd Gloncairn ono. Tho contest
is for threo races in flvo.
HIIAmitOCK HTAIITM OUT.
Groenook, August 1. Tho Am-
ericas cup ouallonuer Shamrock
bent hor jury sails today prepara
tory to starling Thursday for tho
Lloyd's agents were vory exact
ing in regard to strengthening
tho yaoht and tho workraon have
had great difficulty inhering boles
in the aluminum. Hor compasses
will be adjusted tomorrow.
The ohallonger will proceed to
Fairlie at about noon Wednosday
and will remain thoro for the
night. Sir Thomas Lipton's steam
yaoht Erin will join the Shamrock
Thursday morning and tho two
vessels will start for Amerio
about 10 o'clock.
Off On Vtlon,
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Oilman will
leavo for the States iu the Btoamr
on Tuesday next. They will go
oast, there to remain until Jaun
ary. It has been a long time
since Mr. Oilman has left his
oflico to go on a vacation, aud he
certainly richly deservos tho ono
he is about to take.
Eight hundred mora recruits
aro on their( way to. Manilato
swoll the army of tho Pbilipplneo.
They are aboard tbeU.-S. A.
transport Indiana, whiob arrived
in this port early this morning
from San Franoisco. On arrival
in Manila they will be assigned to
The Indiana loft San Francisco
at seven o'clock in the evening of
Tuesday, August 1, taking nine
days to make Honolulu.
Mail for this city arrived on the
transport, which brought four
dayB lator news from the cosBt.
lhe military officers on the trans
port are: Colonel O. H. Wood, of
tho lGth Infantry, in command:
Captain J. J. Orilteudon, 22d In
fantry; First Lieutenaut Keiini
son, lGth Iufantry, quartermaster;
First Lieutenant B. B Cramer, of
the 31th Infantry U. S. V., artju
tant, nud special war correspon
dent for tho Assooiatod Pres;
Socond Lioutenauts G. W. Wal
lace, 0th Infantry; W. A. Wood
ruff, 17th Infantry; E. E. Haskell,
2lst Infantry; F. G. MoConnell,
12th Infantry; aud G. E Bull, or
tho 21st Iufantry.
Doctors Stern and Bath are tho
There aro two IvedUross nurses
aboard, sont out by tho Govern
ment, the Misses South aud Den
ford. Moat of tho officers above named
hold onviablo records for gallantry
and excellentsorvice in the Cuban
war, b&ving fought at San Juan
and El Cauoy. They aro a rnodot
lot of heroes, however, mid talk
more of coming fights than of
No soriouB sickness exists ou
the transport. During the first
two dayB of tbo passage down,
however, most of tho soldiers worn
sea bick, and tuo vessels rails
Tho ship's officers are: Captain
Lorlo, commanding; First Officer
Forbes, Sooond Officer Morehouso,
Third Officer Toon, Chief Engi
ncor Boyling, First Assistant En
gineer Thompson, Purser Bad
ford, and Chief Steward J. Denny.
Fine weather characterized the
trip, and no accidents or mishaps
are to bo recorded.
Forty-eight hours after leaving
Sin Franciscosix stowaways wpre
discovered, five men and u' boy. It
la probable that tbey will be sent
buck from here. Ono or two are
desirous of enlisting, and this
may bo allowed. Ono of the
stowaways was formerly on the
cruiBer Boston, and was in tli
battle of Manila liny.
The Indiaua may get away to
morrow uiuht. In the meantime
the troops will he landed to drill
and march up the beach for n
they desired to be US
a mi Axed.
United States Consul Osborne
will net ob Chief Justice. Dr.
Solf, tho Gorman Prrnidont of the
Municipal Council, rhiraod the
right to act B3 Chief Justico un
tlnr tho treaty, but the commission
withholding its unanimous con
Bent, Dr. Solf resigned tho office
of Prcaident, as ho claimed the
commission's notion was an in
sult to his honor and national ty.
The German comum-ioner, Ba
ron Spook von Sternberg prevail
ed upon Dr. Solf to withdraw his
resignation., in favor of Mr. Os
boruo. Matanfa is periously ill.
ADMISSION DAY. BALL
Arrangements for tho Admis
sion Day hall tomorrow night have
hoan completed. Tho government
has decided to make thin a grand
occasion. The American ling de
sign in electric lights as well as a
complete line of red, white nnd
blue lights around the building
nnd others around tho towera and
hinging from the il.igpoles are al
ready up. These were lifhled to
day and found to bo in a satisfac
tory condition. A linn of lichta
will be placed ou cither side of
tho mnin driveway.
The throne room will ho u6od
for tho reception and dance hall.
Tho Interior Department offices
will be used as dropping rooms for
tho ladies nnd provisions will bo
mado on tho lower floor for racks
nud hat boxos for the men. Thoso
latter will bo iu charge of attend
ants. The band will bo ntationed on
tho eido veranda. Liquid refresh
ments will be served ia the tower
rooms nud iuu cream, mudwichea,
etc., will ha served on the back
veranda. These will bo iu charge
of James Steiuur. Mrs. King haB
boon givon olurgo of all tho floral
The Cabiuot Miuistorand their
wives will recoivo. Should Presi
dent and Mrs. Dole return, they,
of courso, will nssiot Jn recoiviag.
Major Potior will act as floor man-
riots, have stirred up
UA.NKM WILL CLOSE.
The banks of Honolulu have
decided to observe Saturday, Ad
mission Day, as a holiday by clos
ing all day. 'I horn is a movement
on foot to close till businots houses
on that day.
Several largo bouses have signi
fied their intention of so doing.
OR. HOI.P GOT MAO.
Apia, Samoa, July 20, via Auok
land, New Zoalaud, Augut.1 1. At
a meeting of the Samoan Com
missioners just held, both partios
sigued an agreement abi'tishing
the Kingship aud President, and
agreeing to an administrator with
a leaislativo council for tho tri
At u meeting of tho Molietoa
party the speakers expressed a do
eiro for annexation as tho best
solution of tho questiou in dis
pute, but they did not. Bot fort by
Secretary Uolomau of tho Y. M.
O. A. received this morning by
tho Indiaua a communication
from W. O. Wedou stating that
he had made urrnnguuiHiitB with
Alfred J. Coatcs to accept the
position of assistant secretary at
llinY.M. O.A. in plaeo of A. T.
Brock, resigucd and that ha will
bu here on August 10.
Mr. Contes is a uradnuto nf the
Chicago training eohool and has
been one of the nssUtint physical
directors in the gymnasium of the
central department of tho Y. M.
C. A., tho finest iu tho world. Iu
1805 be was physical instructor at
Lako Geneva, Wis., where ho was
tnat by Secretary Coleman.
Tho choice ia tho host that
that could be made, mid Secretary
Coleman is very highly elated
over tho accoptmicc by Mr. Coates
of tho propoeition made by Mr.
Tho proposition of tho Kainoha.
meha basoball team to throw out
tho game of a fortnight ago boa
not boen entered into by tho Star
toarn ho that there will be no more
basoball games this season.
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