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VICTORY for American Principle !
The Bulletin Speaks for American Interests in Hawaii.
Voii. VH. No. 137G.
HONOLULU, H. I., MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1899.
PftlOB 5 OfiNTfi.
ARE WELLS RUNNING DRY ?
AT THE CABINET MEETING
FULL CARGO OF HORSES
f - -
BRITISH BARD PRESSED
Tbey Hold Oat at LadysraltU Against
' . Heavy Odds.
Heavy' losses by Boers Reported -Gen. White
Not at Fault for Recent. Disaster
London, Nov. 3. Special dispatches
from ladysmlth, dated November 2,
give further details regarding the bom
bardment. The Boers, having rcoc
cupled their old positions, remounted
big guns. Their firing was accurate,
but "almost harmless. Somo of the
troops svero slightly Injured by splin
ters. The real question now for tho British
public Is, can General White hold out
nnothcr ten days or two weeks until
tho army corps arrives?
London, Nov. 2. The brevity of the
news from Ladysmlth since Tuesday night
has not relieved the anxiety prevailing re
carding the position of the British army
at Ladysmlth. The War Office has no
Information of Major-Geneml Buller, the
British commander In South Africa, hav
ing left Cape Town. r
Colenso, in the rear of General Whlto's
force, Is believed to be well defended by a
composite naval and military corps, and
it is understood that the two naval 12
pounders mounted near the bridge over
the Tugeta, one of the most vulnerable
points along the railroad from Ladysmlth
to Pletermarltzburg, ought to be able to
defend it and prevent Its destruction. If
the Boers succeed In destroying this bridge,
It would mean the Interruption of railroad
communication with Lads-smith for an In
definite period. While the Boer attempts
In this direction are not confirmed, it Is
claimed that they may be expected mo
mently, and the reported helling of Lady
smlth, It Is added, points to the Intention
of the Boer commanders to keep Qeneral
White occupied while their strategy Is
carried out. The only Information re
ceived this morning from the seat of war
In addition to the brief dispatch from Gen
eral White saying he was well and hold
ing his position, were me "ists 01 casual'
An official teleernm reporting the condl
tlon of the Injured at Klmberley adds that
Colonel Keksylth, the Brltlsltcomniandei
there, has Iwrned 'from various sources
that the Boer losses on the occasion of the
late sortie of the British troops trom Klm
berley were very heavy.
The War Office this afternoon Issued
Hid fallnwlner dlsnatch:
"Chief of Staff. Ladvsmlth. to War
Secretary: Ladysmlth. Nov. 2. Lieut
enant Egertoa of H. M. S. Powerful svas
dangerously svounded this morning by a
shell. He Is hurt In the left knee and
right foot. His life is not in danger at
It svas inferred from this dispatch that
the artillery duel btween the Boers and
British continues, as Lieutenant Egerton
ss'as a gunnery llejtenant with the big
London, Nov. 2. The War Office offi
cially declares that It has not Information
of any further engagement at Ladysmlth
or of a British victory, as reported In New
The War Office has received a telegram
dispatched from Ladysmlth at 0:25 a. m.
today saying that General White svas
svell and holding his position.
A sneclal dlsnatch from Ladvsmlth
says tsventy British dead and 100 wound
ed have been counted on the scene of
Monday's disaster, while 850 prisoners
svere sent to Pretoria.
Anntbrr list of casualties at Dundee svas
Issued by the War Office today. It gives
eighty-two non-commlssloned officers and
men of the Dublin Fuslleers as missing,
Indicating that the Boers captured as many
Fuslleers as they did Hussars.
READY FOR THE FIGHT.
New York, Nov. 2. Jim Jeffries and
Tom Sharkey say they are all ready for to
morrow night's prize fight for the svorld's
Everybody who knows anything about
training and who has seen Sharkey knows
that the sailor is fit and trained to the
hour. ..... ,
Jeffries and tils trainer and manager say
that Jeffries Is In condition, but a great
many sporting men who have seen Jef
fries question his judgment and thejudg
m:nt of Ills trainer and manager on his
condition. Jeffries maybe In condition,
but his condition Is not so gtoJ as that of
the man he will meet.
The training of both men has been com
pleted. Nothing remains for their trainers
i An hut to lend them into the ring and
coach and attend them there until one or
the other has been knocked out, or the
battle has gone the full limit of twenty
live rounds. The last tap of hard wotlc
has been done, and both men not only ex
press themselves as well pleased, but un
doubtedly are svell pleased that the days
of training are over and the djy ol battle
Is at hand. .
Boers In tho Zululnnd,
Pleternnrltzburg, Natal, Nov. 2. It Is
reported that the Boers are occupying
parts of Zululand and that they have tak
en romeroy, inty nines irom yjicywwm
The Bulletin, 75 cents per month.
Manager Weight of the Opinion Tbat
Tbey Are Not.
Dry Wells at Kahuku Ranch Merely a local
Trouble -Wells at the Plantation Show
no Reduced Flow.
Is tho artesian well system of Oahu
running dry? This question has gain
ed no llttlo prominence of late owing to
reports of tho condition of the artesian
wells on tho Kahuku ranch.
Three wells were bored some months
ago and at the outset gave a splendid
flow. This flow has been decreasing
until ono svell has run dry and the oth
ers seem to bo falling. Tho fears sverc
perhaps given greater prominence be
cause of tho reports during tho dry
summer season of a considerable fall
In tho artesian wells about tho city.
Furthermore tho city and country has
been so thoroughly dependent upon ar
tesian wells for svater supply, that tho
statement svob quickly taken
up for serious consideration.
Knowing that Manager Weight of Ka
huku plantation svns In tho city n Bul
letin reporter called on him and ob
tained the following facts:
"Tho svater on Kahuku plantation
in flowing at the same rata as when tho
flow was first struck and' there nro In
tho neighborhood of nlno wells nt that
"There aro threo wells" at Kahuku
ranch. Theso wero bored very re
cently. Two svero sunk to a depth of
ICO feet nnd tho next, about a mile
away, to tho depth of about 380 feet.
This last has run completely dry and
the svater of tho other tsvo Is fast dis
appearing. "No, I do not think tho artesian sva
ter supply Is playing out on theso Is
nnds, ns thcro havo as yet been no
such Indications. As I said before tho
artesian svells on the plantation nro do
ing ns svell as they ever did nnd I
know from reports nil over tho Islands
that the svells aro In the same condi
tion as those at Kahuku.
Mr. Weight gavo as his opinion of
tho trouble nt Kahuku ranch that svhen
Mr. Plnkhnm sunk the wells, ho did
not-carry thQ.caatngpIpoJoep enough,
svlth tho result that tho water Is run
ning elsewhere- thnu to tho mouth of
tho plpo. This vlosv ho supports from
tho fact that tho plantation svolls do
not glvo any apeparanco of a reduced
JOHN ENA IS PRESIDENT
A special meeting of the stockholders
of tho 1. 1. S. N. Co. was held this fore
noon for tho election of officers to fill
sncanclcs. The result was as follows:
John Ena, piesldcnt, vlco W. II. God
Jas. L. McLean, vice president, vlco
John Ena, elected president.
Norman E. Gedge, treasurer, vlco J.
L. McLean, elected vice president.
W. B. Godfrey director.
Mission Children's Society.
The Mission Children's Society met
In Kawalahao Seminary Saturday
night. Most of the time was spent in
a discussion of a report by a commlttco
appointed to devlso now forms of en
tertainment, for tho meetings. Tho
committee recommended that tho so
ciety bo turned Into a purely memor
ial ono and that tho meetings during
tho year bo fewer. Tho proposal to
havo fewer meetings than twelvo was
approved, but tho other part of tho
report was strongly opposed. The com
mittee's report was accepted without
bolng adopted and another commlttco
to carry on tho same work was ap
pointed. Matters Military.
The Co. B election comes off at the
drill shed tomorrosv night. Capt. Petrle
and Lieut. Cottrell are the candidates for
the office of captain. v
Co. Fwlll hold a business meeting to
morrosv night. The date for the banquet
In celebration of the prize drill victory will
then be settled as it nas Deen louna neces
sary to postpone this on account of the
election of Co. B. ,
There Is a rumor about that Co. C will
soon challenge Co. F to a shoot for f 400.
Nearly Two Hundred Ducks.
Nine of the members of the duck club
went over on the other side of the Island
Sunday and succeeded In bagging 195
ducks. Tills is an average of about 28
Tho case of Detognl Marcollo to bo
tried for murder will begin in Judgo
Perry's court before a foreign Jury to
A birdseye view of the? region
about Manila. It is given in On To
Various Hitters of Interest Discussed
at Today's Session.
Lahalna Water Works' Action Amended What
Governmint Must Do-Hatter of License
'- for Lahalna Water Works.
There svas qulto a long meeting of
tho Cabinet this forenoon for tho trans
action of routine matters. T. F. Lan
sing, tho new Minister of Flnanco was
Tho matter of tho Lahalna svater
works svas taken up and tho nctlon of
November 9 amended.
It will be remembered tho nctlon at
that tlmo svas tho granting of power
to tho Minister of tho Interior, on re
ceiving Engineer Taylor's report, to
havo specifications for the construction
of jtno water svorks prepared and ad
vertised, tho government to havo tho
right to tako over tho samo on a year's
notlco by paying tho contractor and 10
per cent additional.
The amendment svas to tho effect
that tho amount to bo paid to tho con
tracting engineer do not exceed $300,
tho people having control of ho svater
svorks to pay nt the completion of tho
Tho contractors will have tho right
to conduct nnd. carry on the work of
tho water works under tho supervision
of tho Minister of tho Interior until
such tlmo as tho government may sco
lit to taKo over tho business, when
this Is done the government will pay
tho first cost with 10 per cent addition
al, the amount paid to Engineer Taylor
for his services nnd tho pay for tho
Tho mnttcr of n retail liquor license
for tho Orpheum theater svas brought
up for consideration. After hearing
tho arguments of tho representatives
present tho Minister of the Interior ro
commended that a llcenso be not grant
ed. This recommendation svns adopt
ed. There svero present for tho Or
pheum Company tho following: At
torney F. AI. Hatch and Messrs. Desky,
M. P. Hoblnson, Halsteud and von Holt.
PAGIFIC MAIL- CONTROLS
Tho Examiner of Nov. 2 says:
There Is no longer nny doubt that tho
Toyo Klsen Knlshu of Japan lias been
nbsorbed by tho Pacific Mall Company.
It tho Japanese line has not been
passed absolutely Into the hands of
Collls P. Huntington and his nssochites
It Is being operated under their full
Soino surprise svas manifested In lo
rn 1 shipping circles svhen about tsvo
months ago V. It. Avery succeeded W.
L). Curtis as agent of tho Japanese
company nt this port. Mr. Avery has
been connected svlth tho Pacific Mall
Company for tsventy years. This look
ed as If Huntington had taken hold.
Nosv comes tho nows by tho China that
II. C. Howard, agent for tho Pacific
Mall lino nt Yokohama, has been mado
manager of tho Toyo Kalscn Kalsha.
That thcro was never any violent oppo
sition between the tsvo companies is
manifest by tho fact that Mr, Howard
has been tho agent of tho Japanese line
nt Yokohama since its Inception. Now
thcro has been a change of policy
The Japanese agents across the pond
havo been replaced by white men. For
merly the crews of tho ships were all
Japanese and Chinese. Tho Hongkong
Maru, which sailed today for tho
Orient, was tho first vessol to be af
fected by this change. As a result, sho
was tho first steamer of this lino to
carry more than a few Chinese passen
gers from Hongkong to this port. Tho
Chinese naturally did not favor tho Ja
Fire on the Plains.
Tho resldcnco of Hiram Kolouioku
on Klnau, between Pilkol and Kecau
maku streets, was burned to tho
ground between 3 and 4 o'clock Sunday
morning.. Absolutely nothing was
saved and It was with great'offort that
tho children were gotten out of tho
house. Tho building was Insured for
$1700 and its contents for $300 with J.
S. Walker. It Is supposed that tho tiro
started in n place whoro a lot of paint
was stored. Tho flames wero first dis
covered by a mounted patrolman who
turned In tho alarm. Tho engines nr-
rlvcd too lato to do any good.
Opera Company's Program.
Hero is a list of tho operas to bo
presented this sveok: Tuesday, Nov.
14, Mikado (comic); Thursday, Nov.
1C, II Trovatoro (grand); Saturday
(matlneo), Nov. 18, The Musketeers
(comic); Saturday night, Ia Bollo
Sweet Emelle Again.
Sweet Emlllo was again arrcstod Sat
urday night on tho samo old cbargo of
drunkenness. Remembering that
Judgo Wilcox had promised her lra
urlsonment on her noxt apeparanco sho
obtained ball and then remained nwny
from court this forenoon.
HOBARVS RETIREMENT SURE
Will Not be Able to Again Take op
Senator Frye Will Preside In the Senate -
Question of Candidates for Position of
Vice President In 1900.
Now York, Nos 2. A Bpeclal to the
Herald from Washlngtonays:
Vlco President Hobart's announce
ment, through members of his family,
of his retirement from'publlc life, svlll
make It necessary for tho Republican
National Constntlnn to cliooso another
running mato for President McKlnley,
should tho President bo renominated
next year. It will also necessitate tho
choice of a president pro tern, for the
Senate to presldo over Its deliberations
until n osv Vice President takes office.
Honubllcnn politicians nro practi
cally agreed that Mr. Hobart's successor
on tho Itepubllcau ticket next year
must como from New York Stntc.
Senator Piatt svas In this city today
and It In understood that candidates
svere discussed. If Gos'crnor Hoohc-
volt has not so clearly Indicated his
disinclination to accept the second
place on the ticket, ho would bo nn
Important factor In tho speculations ns
to tho candidates.
His nomination Is tegarded, however,
ns being practically out of the ques
tion and tho tsvo men most discussed
nro Secretary Root and General Fred
erick Grant. Which ono of them receives
tho Republican nomination may de
pend upon tho fortunes of the war In
Thoro are mm sho hnso served svlth
General Grant since his appointment to
tho unriy svho believe that ho has In
herited to n great degrco the military
genius' of his father nnd that all he'
needs Is nu opportunity. Ho hns not
thus far had n chanco to show svhether
theso opinions nro well founded, hut
if ho should command tho troops In
somo brilliant nctlon ngulnst the Fili
pinos, or perhaps direct tho final move
ment In ovens helming tho Insurrec
tion, there Is little doubt that he would
bo thq man selected.
Should this opportunity not come to
General Grant uud should tho Philip
pine svnr end successfully "within tho
next few months, tho nomination
would probably bo gls-en to Sccretnry
Root, svho Infused new life Into tho
Wnr Department, nnd whoso zeal In
enlisting and sending forward rein
forcements hns mado It posslblo for
General Otis to undertake nn nggres
slve campaign. Thcro nro many Indi
cations already that ho may bo the Ad
Mr. Hobart svlll bo greatly missed In
tho Senate. Probably never in the his
tory of tho country, nnd certainly not
In recent years, hns n presiding ofllcer
of tho Senate been so generally nd
mlLed and respected by Senators re
gardlcss of party lines. Mr. Hobart
has mado nn excellent presiding officer,
mastering tho details of tho Senate's
business, rules nnd traditions, nnd nono
of bin rulings have been questioned.
Upon tho occasion of tho Vlco Presi
dent's first absence after tho beginning
of each Congicss, tho Senate elects a
Vlco President pro tern., who occupies
tho chair sshenover tho Vlco President
Is assay. Senator Fryo" or Maine svns
the president pro tern. In the last Con
gress nnd svlll bo tho real presiding
ofllcer of tho Scnato until Murch 4,
OPERA FOR SCHOOL. CHILDREN.
Acting upon a request from tho edu
cational department, Col. Thompson,
manager of tho Boston Lyrics has con
sented to give matinees for tho school
children. That tho children should bo
como acquainted with the high class
opera music Is considered as Important
a part of their education ns the threo
Us. With the promincnco given music
In tho public schools of Hawaii It is
particularly fortunato thnt the oppor
tunity Is given for tho scholars to hear
high class music rendered by high class
Tho first Bchool matlneo svlll bo given
next Friday afternoon, Said Pasha be
ing the opera given. Tho opera is par
ticularly nppioprlate. Tho music is
bright and catchy nnd tho piece
abounds svlth comedy that cannot fall
to Interest and please. A good attend
ance from tho schools Is assured.
President Hosmcr has requested that
Faust bo given during tho season. At
this performance tho Oahu College stu
dents svlll attend In a body.
Rumor of Boer Success.
Brussels. Nov. 3. It Is reported here
that General Lucas Meyer has defeated
General Whlto south of Ladysmlth nnd
captured Colenso. Tho British com
mander wns wounded. A force of Or
ango Freo Stato Boors has occupied
Colcsburg, on tho Midland Railway,
eloven and a half miles south of the
Freo Stato border.
The roll of . honor among the na
tion's defenders is given in On T
McKlnley Obtains Informatlon.Regarding
Held Directly Responsible for Rebellion In the
Philippines -Agulnaldo Acted Upon
Washington, Nov. 2. President Mc
Klnley Is very apt to flro nibomb Into
tho nntl-expnnslon camp In his annual
message which svlll send every nntl
expanslonl8t to political oblivion. The
President nosv has In his mind nothing
less than the disclosure, In n message
to Congress, of the full history of the
breaking out of tho Philippine rebel
lion, svlth tho causes that led thereto.
For a long tlmo Mr. McKlnley has
firmly bclles'ed thnt there would havo
been no rebellion In tho Philippines
had not Agulnaldo nnd his followers
received encouragement from the
United Stntes. Ho has believed that
the rebellion sas Inspired by nntl-cx-pnnslonlsts
and thnt for a considerable
tlmo before tho breaking out of the re
bellion mere had been conniving lead
ing to thnt end between Agulnaldo and
soma citizens of this country. For scs'
oral months tho President has been
Investigating the question both In the
l'lilllpplnes and this country, nnd ho Is
said to havo discovered proof that
Agulnaldo had no thought of rebelling
ngnlnst American nuthorlty until thnt
thought svns Inspired by Americans In
tho United Stntes. General Oils has
discovered somo convincing proof of
this, and In a recent report to tho
President has made most amazing dis
All this caino out today svhen the
President received sosenil Important
Itepubllcau callers at tho Whlto House
and told them nbout what had been
discovered. Ono Senator svho svns
"It Is truo I talked svlth tho President
alinut thn rnliplHitn iiml Itu pnnuna 1
imvo believed for n lone tlmo thnt It
svus Inspired by Americans, nnd the
President hns held the same belief. 1
am not at liberty to tell you what, fl
any, nesv proof has been discovered,
but I can say thnt the President Is
milking a very-seaivlilm; Investigation
nnd that ho may make somo disclosures
In his message.
Sent to dull Anysvny.
An Hasvnllan appeared In tho Police
Court this forenoon on the chnrge of
assault and battery on his wife, the
complaint having been mado by tho
latter. When tho wife nppenred sho laid
tho hlnmo for n bruised face on her
self, saying that sho had aggravated
her husband. Judge Wilcox has heard
this same old story many times be
roie. Formerly ho svns In tho habit
of allowing the assailants to go svlth n
reprimand, but hu has taken nnothcr
coursu now. The native svns sent to
jail fur ten days .
Tonight tho chnngo of program In
cludes tho ludiicuoiis farco "Tho Vil
lage School," In svhlch tho entire com
pany nppeur. Jackson Hennlo, In con
junction svlth Lilian Haeward, svlll In
troduce nn original sketch written by
the former artist. Wlnton and McGln
ty still hold their own, svhllo tho
Hands nnd Mlndcll Drcyfuss complcto
an excellent bill.
Must Close on Sunday.
Tho police nro nosv after tho China
men who keep open their shops ton
Sunday. Soveral wero svarned yester
day. One, moro persistent than tho
others, svns ancsted and this forenoon
defendant svas reprimanded by Judgo
THE ART LEAOUE EXHIBIT.
The svork for tho November exhibi
tion of tho Ktlohaua Art Leaguo will
bo received on Nov. 18th. Saturday,
tho 25th, will bo Varnish Day, an'd tho
first view or Members' Reception will
be on Monday evening, tho 27th .
HAMILTON, BROWN SHOE CO.'S
For Sale by Manufacturers' Shoe
Transport Leeleoaw Arrives After Slow
Rough Trip. '
Horses In Good Condition -Two Lost n
the Way Two Days Later
Tho transport Lcclanaw arrived from ,,.
San Francisco -this morning wltUta hsl
horses on boatd. Sho left San Fran
cisco at 7:30 a. m. Nos. 3, nnd for tho
first seven days experienced S'cry rough
sveathcr. Tho trip was n long ono tak
ing altdgcthcr 10 days nnd 2 hours to
The stock nrrlscd In fine condition
nnd Veterinary Surgeon Carroll reports
tho loss of only two horses on the svny.
Tho Leelnnaw will discharge what
stock he has on board here, take on
svhnt has been left by tho Centennial
anil proceed direct to Manila.
When tho Leclunaw left San Fran
cisco harbor she had six stowaways on
board, all boys from 12 to 14 years of
age; four sveio discovered In tlmo to
send them back by tho pilot boat, but
two svero hidden under tho mate's store
room hatch and were found In a miser
able condition the second day out. I
The transport Concmnugh wns to
have sailed nt 3 o'clock on the samo
day, but the ofltccrs of the Lcclanaw
think It probable thnt she did not lcavo
until Nos-. 4, as tho seas svere breaking
s-cry heavily over tho bar. The Han
cock svas still at her dock Nos. 3 nnd
svas waiting for moro soldiers to or
ris e beforo sailing; no definite date
svas set for her departure.
Tho ofllccrs en board tho Lcclanaw
nto Lieutenant J. Keenc, Acting Quar
termaster, and Dr. C. E. Morrosv. Vc
tnrlnnry Surgeon T. Carroll hns charge
of the horses.
Tho ship's officers nro ns follows.:
Captain Storm, First Ofllcer Harding.
Second Officer Curtis, Engineer Evere
nnd Steward Landers.
Y. M. C. A. ScrvlccH.
Tho topics fur tho dally meetings In
the Y. M. C. A. during this, the week
of prayer, nro ns follows;
Tuesday Consecration; Romans XII .
:1. Mr. Coats leader. " . '-
Wednesday Responsibility; Mntt. V
:14. Mr. Day leader.
Thursday Pmpose; Phil. Ill 13 nud
Friday Preparation; Ephes. VI:11
to 17. Res. Silas Perry leader.
' Is It Che P?
Kalumipilmoku appeared In the Po
lice Court this forenoon on tho charge
of basing die fa tickets in possession.
Judge Wilcox lined the defendant $15
nnd costs nnd then, pulling out a copy
of a Sunday paper, pointed to n miss
ing word contest svhlch, step by step,
hu likened to a cho fa gnme. Dcnuty
Marshal Chilllngsvorth stated that ho
would look up tho matter.
Y. M. C. A. Notes.
The Trlnnglo Literary Club meets to
night. Tho land question svlll bo de
The Res lew svlll bo out on tho 20th.
Tho business men's gymnasium class,
meets nt 3:00 o'clock this afternoon.
The regular Sunday afternoon meet
ing yesterday svas svell attended.
Will Go On Through.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Win. Haywood, now In
tho Orient, will not stop off hero upon
returning. They will proceed Immedi
ately to the States.
Tho ever popular Rainier beer Is be
coming n household word nnd "will
you have a glass of Seattle," Is moro
often heard than anything else. Tho
Crltetien Saloon has tho beer on tap or
Dr .Posey, specialist for Eye, Ear,
Throat and Noso diseases and Catarrh.
Co., Fprt St., Sign of the Bio; SrSf