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The Bulletin Speaks fop American Interests in Hawaii.
Vol. VH. No. 1340.
HONOLULU, H. I., MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1899.
Pbiob 5 Oentb.
MEMORIAL THAT DID IT
Information tbat Prompted tbe Presi
dent's Land Order.
Facts Against Which Local Gownmint Organs
Cbirge Hlsrepresentallon A Protest
Against Pnbllc Land Sale.
Following is tbo memorial of
the Olaa squatters on which the
Eublic land sale question was
rought before Washington
Olaa, Hawaii, Juno 2, 1893.
His Excellency William Mo
Kinley, President of the
United StateB, Washigton,
Whereas, by the terms of a
Joint Resolution passed by Con
eresson June llth, 18'J3, "The
Republic of Hawaii ceded ab
solutely and without icsorveto
the United States, among other
things, the absolute fee and own
ership of all publio lands, govern
ment or orown lands."
That said cession was accepted,
ratified and confirmed by the Se
nate and Houso of Reprtsontativ
es in Congress assembled, and
thereby said lands in the Hawaii,
an Islands became put of the
public domain of tho United
That on tho 12th day of August,
1898. President Dole formally
yielded up to the representative of
the United atates,duiy empowered,
tho sovereignity ana publio pro
perty of the Hawaiian Islands.
That by the terms of add Joint
Resolution (Jongroas suspended
all laws concerning the managa
ment and disposition of said
publio lands in the following
" The existing laws of the Unit
ed Sitttes relativo to public lands
shall not apply to such lands in
tho Hawaiian Islands, but the
Congress of tho United SUtoa
shall enaot special laws for their
management and disposition."
By tho above provision it was
clearly the intention of Congress
to suspend all laws governing the
management and disposition of
such ceded lands until mich time
as it could bo asoortaiuid what, if
any, changes would be necessary
to be mado in the United
States land laws to oovnr any speci
al conditions that may bo found to
exist iu the Hawaiian Islacds
upon investigation. At the same
time Congress authorized tho
appointment of a comicidaion for
that purpose. T
That after especially suspend
ing the operation of all publio
land laws by Baid clause Congress
provided for the local government
or tbo Hawaiian Islands dearly
intending to delegate to the local
government only looal jurisdiction
and authority and only sumomnt
authority to keep alive tbe civil,
judicial, local, militaiy functions
and organization of tha existing
government until such time as
Congress should otherwise provide
and in the light of all conditions
only a temporary lease of limited
power. J-ue language oi mo re
solution is as follows:
"Until Congress shall provide
for tbe government of such Islands
1 oil the civil, judicial aud military
I powers exeroised by the officers
of tbo oxisting coverummt in said
tlshuds shall be vested in auoh
pereon or persons aud shall bo
y exercised in such mauaer as the
I President of tho United States
It is clear, boyond doubt, that
Coogross did not intend to convoy
Federal Jurisdiction over tbe pub.
Ho lauds and publio property of
tbe United States in said Islands.
Tbat Congress did not, by word
or onission,grant any such L'edoral
uowers, but on the ooDtrarydid
Stop tbo existing government of
Hawaii from exercising any such
'Federal functions or jurisdictions.
Your petitioners therefore al
lege and respectfully represent
that tbe existing government of
the Hawaiian Islands has, in vio
I lation of such prohibition in suid
aot of Congress, assumed Federal
functions and jurisdiction, and is
now surveying said publio lands
without authority of law with tho
intention of selling the samo to
tho highest bidder for cash,
as expressed by the formor Ha
waiian Commissioner ot mono
Lands and the sub-agent aoting
and ji bim at Hilo on tbo Inland
of Hawaii in printed interviews
published in tbo looal nowspapers.
That your petitioners are Am
erican citizens now residents of
the Hawaiian Islands and quali
fied to enter government lands of
the United StateB under the Unit
ed States laws, and tbat whn
said laws are amended by Con
gress and put into operation in
tho Hawaiian Islands we are will
ing and ready to comply with all
tbe provisions there-f.
Tbat if tbo existing temporary
government of Hawaii is permit
ted to soil and disposo ot the pub
lio land of tbe United States in
said Hawaiian Islands, under
such assumed powers and juris
diction, our rights ss each citi
zens and applicants for such land)
will be defeated.
Therefore your petitioners hero
by solemnly protest against the
sale and disposal of any prrblio
government lands in the Hawaiian
Islands by tbe existing govern
ment of Hawaii until Congress
shall have onaoted Uws, as pro
vided by suou Juetolution, and
that in the meantime' your Excel
lency issue an order lo said exist
ing government of Hawaii com
manding it to forthwith oeaso to
assume management 4ml disposi
tion of said lands.
HACKFELD Jt CO.'S MU'IFICKNCF.
The following letter was receiv
ed by tho Japanes Benevolent
Society this morning:
Mr. Ixanisiii, President Japanese
Benevolent Society, Honolulu
Dear Sir: On tho occlsion of
tbo Fiftieth Anniversary of the
establishment of our firm wo beg
leave to enolose herewithia dona
tion of $1000 in our check on the
Bank of Hawaii which mo trust
may prove acceptable to you for
tbo banofit of your Socioly,
Your obedient servant,
H. Haokfeld fc Co , Ltd.
J. F. Haokfeld.
At 3:30 o'clock tomotrow nfter
uoon tbore will a game of baseball
on tbe Makiki recreation ground
between a team from the Trans
port Sherman and tbe Stars. Somo
of the members of tho latter team
aro away and somo are sick but
some sort of a team will be ar
ranged for. Tho band from the
Sherman will play lively selec-
wuu uuring me progress or mo
game. Everybody is invited to
attend. The Sherman team is as
follows: Traoy, 0.5 P.otow, p.:
Sutherland, 2 b.; Martin, 3 b.; Ho
Clay, captain and s.s.; Woods, rf.;
uiarK, oir.; uones, i.r,
II. H. A, SUOOT,
The matohos at tbo H. R. A.
range Saturday afternoon proved
very interesting. Following were
tbo results :
H. R.A Matoh 1st prize, Q.H.
Borrey, 44; 2nd prize, H.C. Oven
don. 44: 3rd Drizo. Gua Itnap. A'i
Q. H. Berrey beat H. O. Ovendon
ureeamore, the latter making a 3.
All comers matoh 1st prize, H.
0. Ovendon, 46; 2nd prize Q. H.
Berrov. 43: 3rd nriza Qua Rom.
42; 4th prize Tboo. Hoffman, 42;
am prize u. Mitonell, 41.
Tioket sale for the Clay Olom
ent season opens at Wall Nichols
Co. tomorrow. All and any seats
will be sold at the usual rates.
The company opens a season of
twelve performances Oot. 12, with
tbe New Dominion.
Mobilization of trnnnn nnrl nn.
dictions of an early outbreak ot
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uuoimuuo uunruuiurizes mo DOWB
from tbe Transvaal.
BABIN In Honolulu, October 1, 1809,
io uiu wiie 01 w. a. Bauin, a
WERE MOST BENEVOLENT
In Donating Honey to Various Bene
Sum of $13,000 Given Away, Event
Fiftieth Annlierary of Foundation of
H. Hackfeld &'Co.
H. Hackfeld & Cc. celebrated
today in most a fitting manner
the fiftieth anniversary of its
foundation. Tbo offices were
beautifully decorated, not only
with tbe Gorman colors but' those
of America and Hawaii. There
wero hundreds of guests, includ
ing consuls and officials of the
Hawaiian government, who wero
all accorded the most courteous of
treatment. During tin reception
at tbe offices three rousing cheers
wore given for H. Hackfeld fc Co.,
The event was one long to bo re
membered by all present.
Tbe firm of H. Hackfeld & Co.
did a grand thini on this its
fiftieth anniversary in donating
money to tbo various benevolent
societies as follows:
American Relief Fund $1000
Hawaiian Relief Society 1000
German Benevolent Society 1000
Straneers Friend Soeletv 1000
British Benevolent Society 1000
Free Kindergarten & Children Aid
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Associated inariues ot Hawaii.... 1000
Ladles Portuguese Charitable As
Charitable Society of Hawaii 1000
Catholic Benevolent Union 1000
Kaplolanl Maternity Home 1000
Chinese Hospital 1000
Japanese Benevolent society 1000
Paul Isenborg and J. F. Haok
feld donated for establishing and
maintaining alGerman Luthenn
Church at Honolulu, the sum of
The firm of Haokfeld & Co. not
only donated money to tbe bene
volent societies but gave eaoh em
ployee a generous sum of money,
Tbo firm of H. Haokfeld & Co.
was established by Captain Henry
Hackfeld on the 1st of October,
1849; for tbo first store a small
building on the site cf the present
oiiioo of Henry W.lTbouso & Co.
wns used, soveral years later tho
business was moved into Dr. R.
W. Woods two Btory brick build
ing on Queen street, now tempo
rarily occupied by O. Brewer &
Co. Ltd., and in 1874 into the old
Courthouse premises, cornor Fort
and Queen streets, whioh have
beon occupied by tbo firm until
this dato. Captain Hackfeld ar
rived here from Germany by tbo
brig Wilhelmine, on whioh he
brought a small invoice of mer
chandise,, accompanied by his
brother in law J. C. Pfluger, then
onlv 1G years old, who was admit
ted as partner of the firm in 1853,
and proved a m6st oapable asso
oiate. H. Haokfeld left the Isl
ands in 18G1 to attend to the in
terest of the firm in Europe and
died at Bremen in 1887. J. O.
Pfluger remaiued here until 1871
having meanwhile built up a large
and prosperous business, he died
at Bremen very unexpectedly in
1883. Other gentlemen who have
beon connected with the manage
ment of the firm ar: J. 0. Glade,
Ed. Furstenau, H. W. Sohmidt,
Ed. Miller and H. F. Glade.
When tho latter withdrew in 1894,
Paul Isenberg and J. F. Haokfeld
romainod as partners until 1897,
wbon tbo firm was incorporated
under tbe namo of H. Haokfeld &
Co., Ltd., and when W. Wolters
and Ed. Suhr wero appointed bs
Tho present officers are: Paul
Isenberg. President: J. F. Haok
feld, Vice-President; W. Wolters,
Direotor; E. Suhr, Direotor; H.
A. Isenberg, Soorotary; W. Pfo
tonhauer, Treasurer and Auditor.
Tho capital stock of tho firm is
two million dollars all paid in.
The firm has from its beginning
been fully identified with all the
principal industries and business
of the Islands, including tbe
whaling business, tho sugar and
rice industry and shipping in
terests, lately also ooffee has been
Jivon particular attention, tho
rm owning large coffee tracts in
Olaa and having recontly oreot d
complete coffee works at Honolu
lu, jciuo and Jlailua, Bt the latter
two places in connection with its
Tho following flnnnr nlnnlnlinno
re represented by tho firm viz:
Lihlin Plantation fV. 0.
Farm Plantation, Koloa Sugar
uo., jveicana sugar (Jo., Oahu
Sugar Co., Pioneer Mill Co., Ki-
panuiu ougar Jo., Hukaiau Plan
tation Co. and Hilo Portuguese
Sugar Mill Co.
The firm holds tbo agency for
tha Pacific Mail H. S Hn Cinni.
dental fe Oriental H. R. f!n nnrl
Toyo Eison Kaisha and has lines
or sailing vessels running between
San Fanciaco and Honolulu and
Germany and Honolulu.
Tho firm intends soon building
ft nnw thrAn ntnrv hlnolr nn tin
promises, tho present building be-
ATTORNEY OKAR AT IlKADfll'KTERS.
' Washington, September 22.
Georgo D. Gear, an attorney of
Honolulu, called at I no Utate De
partment today to present t state
ment relative to the ill-treatment
of coolie labor in tbo Hawaiian
islands. He asserts tbat the
Supremo Court of Hawaii, by its
rulings, is sustaining a system of
slavery of the worst kind in the
islands in violation of the Consti
tution of the United States, and
ho asks that the Attornoy-General
bo requested to declare whother
or no the Constitution does cover
Rn Into the Hhtritiau,
Whilo tha sohoonor Moi Wnbi
ne was going out of the harbor this
bhe was awent bv tho fnraa nf thn
outgoing Einan'd propollnr into
tno nigu wnite iron side of tbo U.
a. Transport ouerman lying in
tho stream. Tbo Moi Wahino had
ber bowsprit smaBbod, while the
onorman received no damage.
UAItTMUVAKKH IN ALAHKA.
Seattle, Wb., Sopt. 20.-Over
500 miles cf the const line of
Alaska, acd possibly as much as
lo U, lias sustained an earth
quake shookitbe liko of which in
violence acd extent is not of rec
ord siuco tbo ancient occupation
of tbo famous land by tho Rus
sians. Flnti $'J1 anil CoiU.
H. Harbafth was fined $25 and
coats in tbo Polico Court this fore
noon on thecbargo of furious and
heedless driving. Harbarth was
arrested for driving out of Smith's
lane on a ran as tbo ambutanco
from Buenk Vista was taking a
siok eoldierto tho hospital. The
situation win extremely dangerous
for a few second a.
TrtabU In moa.
Berlin. Sent. 23. A corresDon-
dent of tbe-pologno Gazette, who
is maKing a our ot oamoa, tele
graphs to 'his paper tbat thero is
increasing excitement and an'.i
German seutiment in tbe islands,
owing to alleged Baitisb maohina
a new uprising unless the malcon
tents are energetically restrained.
To night Boggs and Haewood
will open tie program with Wal
ker's comedy skit," A Pair of Luna
tics." Trvolle, tbe inmitable
shadowgratihift and mimio, will
introduce (some new business.
Hamilton.tao Australian baritone;
El Nino Eddio and the ballanco
of the company will also appear
For seats ring up tele. 540.
Va. a Wlm.
Co. B won Saturday in tbo con
test for tlo McCarthy medal,
making a scoro of 604. Co. F
came next, with 587 and Co. G
thud with 685. Co. A was out of
At a meeting of tho Cabinet
thin fnrnnnnn tha TTninn Mill Dn
was granted permission to amend
its ohftrtnr. Thorn vnrn anvAral
nthpr mnttara flint nnnna nn lint
theso were not for publication.
TlP. Pnaanl artAAialiat fw TCia
Ear, Throat and Nosodiaoaar, ' ana
FINEST TRANSPORT AFLOAT
Carries the 13th Infantry Regiment, U.
S. Y. and Recralts for Manila.
Nearlj 1700 Persons Aboard llbe Shermans-
Stores and Ammanltfon List of Hill
tary and Ship Officers.
The World's finpnt trnnannrt ia
in this harbor having arrived
from 8an Franoisco with 1654
government passengers for Ma
Besides tbe troops aboard, the
Sherman has a latge amount of
stores, 5,000 rifles and 2,000,000
rounds of ammunition.
The Thirteenth Infantry and
351 recruits make up the levia
than's living freight. The recruits
aro for tbe Fourteenth Infantry,
Eleventh Cavalry, Thirty-Seventh,
Tbirtv-Fourth. and Thiriw.Hiri,
Infantries now in tbo Philippines.
PJ AH1h llttatHKH 1 . - 1 1
Aicimj iuu.ucu uunarea men
and 48 officers are included in
tho Thirteenth whioh ia nnmmanrl.
od by a Spanish wsr veteran,
uoionei uorneiins Uardenor, who
led the Thirty-First Miobgan
Volunteers tbaougb tho Cuban
Tbo majority of the soldiers of
the regiment are veterans, having
boen through tbo recent war and
a great number have belonged to
tbo militia. The regiment was
reoruited iu the Middle We6t.
A band is on board tho Sher
man and two no wepapor corres
pondents, Regimental Sergeaut
Major Downey of the Detroit
Journal and Sergeant-Major Agor
of tho Detroit Frea Proas, who
are members of the regimont.
The following is a list of tbo
Thirtieth's officers: Col Cornelius
Gardener, Lt Col J R Campbell,
Maj MFStooU, Maj T L Ilarti
gan, Msj Surgeon J R MoUill,
Capt and assistunt Surgeon J J
Ervin. 1st Lt A H Ehnr. tilnn no.
sistant Surgoon, Capt and Adj O
E Robso. Cant nnd O M V H Hr.
ton, 1st Lt and Coram "W P Cor-
oeit, 1st .Lit nnd batt adj 11 D
iilasland. 1st Lt F I) linnlrinr,.
ham, also batt adj, 1st Lt and batt
adj K L Whitson.
Captains: F D Newborry, E
Ross Smith, E Y Miller, K M
Burr, E H Fitzgerald, H S Ker
riok, G G Scrnnton, G F Comolly,
M IVrMi. I? W T.utimnr C I
Newberry, J W Porterfield.
rirstijieutonauts: V U rack
enfaugb, A O McMillan, H R
Chadwiok, J J Foley, F J Bar
rows, D Wells, EH Andres; J
MoBridgeJr, A E McCabe, ER
Tomkins, O S Tarlton.
Second Lientenants: O H Er
rinaton. J O Abbott. V V Unlatnn
S-iy?9lP'F &J&, O V Bear,
G 8 GarboriR E Brooks, F J El
lison, u w uoounower, it J Uu
licb, A H Bradford.
Eight women nurses and the
rVillnwinf urn nRSRPnrrorn- ItVthar
Glnnson. Oant V It ItAvnolrla.l-lth
Inf ; Lt W G Mills, 27th Inf ; Lt A
O MoKelvoy, llth Cavalry, US V;
Lt Col A S Towse, Maj F A Mea
oham and Maj P W W st.
HAMILTON, BROWN SHOE GO.'S
ftr. Kay on Labor.
Chicago, Sept. 23.-D. A. Ray,
U. S. Senator Cullom's private sec
retary, who was associated with
the Hawaiian commission In a
clerical capacity Is In Chicago. He
has just returned from a three
month's visit to Hawaii, where he
conducted certain Investigations In
behalf of the commission regarding
different phases of the Oriental, or
contract labor problem.
Pending the adoption of a gov
ernment and laws for the Island, It
lias been charged the government
there has permitted the Importation
of large numbers of Japanese labor
ers, the Idea belne to rush them In
before the contract labor laws of
the United States become ooeratlve.
" I am convinced the government
has not permitted anything of the
Kind, " he said, "and believe It has
exercised the ereatest care n admit
ting only such laborers as seemed
absolutely necessary to meet fhe
Imperative demands of the sugar
planters. When a large planter
went to the officials and said It was
necessary for him to secure addl
tlonal help or suffer a heavy finan
cial loss, and an Investigation prov
ed the truth of his statement, he
was permitted to secure such a
number of men as would do the
work, but no more, and care was
taken In drawing the contract.so
mat at the expiration of their term
of service the men should be return
ed to their native country. I am
pursuaded the government Is deal
ing fairly with this country.
"It has been fremientlv m!J
Oolental labor Is necessary in doing
tne worlc of cultivating and gather
ing the cane and that white labor
Is Incapable of standing the work, "
continued Mr. Ray. " I looked In
to the sublect thoroughly and am
convinced that not only Is the white
man capable of standing the worjc
In question, but that he can do the
work better than the 'brown' manj
as the Japanese are called. "The
climatic condition!,, which, it has
been s.ild, the white m.in cannot
stand, are a myth, j It Is unques
tionably hot Injthe cane fields at
times, but hotter weather Is to be
founJ In this country. (TiJ
" The best proof of my statement
Is to be found In the result of actual
eperlments that have been con
ducted nn one of the large planta
tions, where fourteen Americans
were brought from G-illfoml.i. I
saw a number of these men and all
of them declared thev had net
suffered from the hot weather so
much as In California. Contrary
to the generally accented oDlnlon.
the planters prefer white labor to
m m .
Jeremiah Hanaike, ace 1G years
a student at Eamehameha and tbo
adoption son of Rev. J. B. Hana
ike of Libae, Eauai, died at 11
o'clock Sunday night from a re
lapse of measles. Tho funeral
will tako placo at 2:30 o'clock to
morrow afternoou from tho Bishop
Memorial Chapel 00 tho Eameha-
J meha school ground. All friends
aro inviieu to stiena.
Sign op the Bio Shoe.