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THE EVENING BULLETIN: HONOLULU," H. I
so; 1899? i ' &. mmms
iubllshel Every Day, except Sunday,
t 210 King street, Honolulu, H. I.,
BULLETIN PUBLISHING COMPANY
V. It. PAUUINaTON .....Editor
DANIEL LOGAN City Editor
SATURDAY, DECUMUEll 3i), 1899.
Mainland papers aic poking fun at
Jerry Simpson because he has sold I
fat steers to a trust. They forget that
Jerry Isn't In politics any more. It Is
also possible that he has been taking
lessons of somo Honolulu statesmen
'For fear American built vessels will
monopolize tho trado of the new pos
sessions," Is tho manner In which Mr,
Hartwcll Is quoted, In speaking of op
position to tho extension of American
Bhlpplng laws to Hawaii. Who on
earth should monopolUo tho trado of
the new possessions If not American
shippers? If It were not generally
known that tho principles espoused by
our local chief Executho aro those of
free trado Democracy, tho Republicans
would havo mora confidence In tho ef
forts of tho "special agent." When n
man's heart and soul Is not In sympa
thy with tho pilnclplo It Is uphill work
to look on tho bright side of the policy
Few people In Hawaii, and tlio.so
few center their hopes in what "Agent"
Hartwcll can accomplish, havo anti
cipated that Sam Parker and Prlm'o
David would mako other than "a favor
able tmpics8lon in Washington."
Sandwiched In with numerous dubious
forebodings concerning the future, It U
haid to deteimluo whether Mr. Hart
well meant this paragraph to be tho
one blight glimmer of hope or a part
of the dark cloud piesaglng defeat of
local government Ideals. Sam Parker
and Prince David will assuredly sup-
pot t liberal American plans for Ha
waii. Wo trust the personal agent has
been Instructed to taito a position on
the same platform.
WBED OUT CHINATOWN.
Tho report of tho special Commis
slon to Imcstlgatc I ho condition of
Chinatown Is a stralgtfoiward, vigor
ous document. It shows careful deli
beration and a fair consideration of
conditions as they aie, not as they
ought to be, and outlines n courso of
action which If carried out promptly
and vigorously, will plnce Chinatown
and every other portion of Honolulu
In first class sanitary condition.
Now act. These recommendations
, aro useless unless followed up by ac
tion. With Chinatown In the condition
stated by this commission, tho flr3t
thing to do Is to causo residents to lenvo
tho more unsanitary locations. This
means nn Immense amount of labor
and expenditure of public funds In pro
viding accommodations for residents
of tne congested districts, but the In
creased safety to life and property se
cured by such action would bo cheap
at half the price.
Sending for a Banitnry engineer,
purchase or construction of excavator.!.
grading of land, construction of a gar
bage cremntoiy, extension of sewers
and other lecoinmendatlons of the
commission all tako time. Meanwhile
the congested condition of Chinatown
exists and the plague It here. What
guarantee Is tlieio that tho dlscaso will
not become epidemic while these Im
provements nro under way. As was
suggested by a Bulletin correspondent
nomo timo ago, tho best way to deal
with tho present situation Is to take
Igorous measures In thinning out tho
population of Chinatown. Provide
temporary quarters In outsldo districts
for tho people now occupying unsani
tary shacks. Neither the Board of
Health nor tho property owners can
put the shacks of Chinatown In propsr
condition In a day. Tho plaguo wnlts
for no man.
According to tho repcits of tho In
spectors, tho average house In China
town holds ten people whero thore
should bo no more than half that num
ber and In many Instances none. These
people cannot bo turned Into the street,
but It Is unsafe for them and for the"
community for many householders of
Chinatown to remain In their present
domiciles, whero cesspools are on
every hand and sun and air nro nt h
Tcmpoiaiy bai lacks with perfectly
healthy sin windings can very quickly
be constructed In tho outside districts.
It will bo far better to provide for tho
overflow population of Chinatown at
public expenso than to coop tho peoplo
up In unsanitary surroundings, trust
ing to Provldenco that tho plaguo will
not gain headway while proper build
ings aro under construction, alley ways
are being cut through, and ccbs pools
The Commission and the Health de
partment may well be called upon to
report on the number of people occupy
ing practically uninhabitable houses.
The Council of State should provldo
quarters for the overflow population
until assured thai tho plaguo has been
stamped out and Chinatown has been
placed In 'reasonably habitable condi
BXTllrXDING TIIH SHIPPING
Opposition to tho application of
American shipping laws to Hawaii Is
not unexpected. Tho first note of this
opposition was Bounded when the re
quest came from Honolulu that tl.cio
bo a delay In tho extension of Ameri
can laws to local shipping. A lequesl
followed up by efforts to rush foietA'i
built ships to this port for nn Hawn
llnn icglstry that should eventually
Foiclgn ship owners ha always
been n factor before tho Amei lean Con
gress and they, with Amcilcnns who
hnvc Invested In foreign built ships,
havo aided materially In lobbing t.hu
country of the largo merchant maur.e
which Its Immense export trade war
rants. The people, however, have gra
dually opened their ojes to the fact
that tho United States has shipyards
and shipbuilders, nn Immcnso body o(
workmen who can tuiu out tho best
ships In the world nnd furnish tho bust
seamen to run them. For ycniu the
necessary assistance to enable tho
Amoi leans to compete with European!
In the carirylng tiado has been with
held, but the time seems to bo cloua nt
hand when Congress will at last o.Tor
the same protection to Its shipping
Industry that. It has allowed manufac
turers nnd fnrmcis.
With this sentiment gaining stomal
In Congress, It seems Improbable, If
not Impossible, that the benefits bound
to neciuc to the shipping Industry as a
lostilt of tho expansion policy, will be
knocked In tho head by refusal to al
low the American shipowner tho ex
clusive privileges of domestic tiafflc
which ho may claim as his right
Partlculaily In tho Pacific, Ameri
cans have obtained a gilp on tho rar
ij lug trado that savors of tli'i days
when our merchant nnrlno stood sec
ond to none. Having (.ccured thlu po
sition In what nic practically ploneor
days, It Is' tho duty of Congrcst to
strengthen this power. If tho annexa
tion of Hawaii was tho fulfillment of
manifest destiny, It Is equally niMilfp3t
that Americans should control Its do
mestic commcice ns well as Its politics.
Hawaii unfortunately placed Itself nt
a disadvantage by wauling' oft Ameri
can shipping laws as an Incident of
tho trnnsltloii period. It has warded
off many American laws In a manner
most beneficial to tho E'.hcmcs of those
whom "Agent" Hartwcll now spenki of
Wo hnvo yet to bo convinced, how
over, that the Republican majority of
tho CGth Congress will refuse to
American shipping interests the ad
vantages secured under tho extension
of American laws to Hawaii. The
foreign ship owners' lolby has always
been In Washington nnd their strength
rests principally with Democrats who
have sought to break down 'and ham
per tho Republican policy of protec
tion to American Interests on land and
Tho strongest men In tho Houso and
In the Senate as well as the adminis
tration nio opposed to discriminating
ngalnst or In favor of Hawaii and
Hartwcll ought to know it. His du
bious lctteis nro tho continuation of
an old story that had Its beginning in
tho days of the reciprocity treaty. Tho
only value they havo Is to put local
officials on their guard against furnish
ing any more material advantageous
to "the enemy." Tho dnmngo they ac
complish Is to evidence, tho "special
agent's" lack of confidence In Hawaii's
true Congressional friends, and also to
Indicate that tho "government" will
consider It necessary to draw on tho
Diplomatic and Consular approprla
tion for sometime to come. '
NORTHERN ROUTE ADVANTAGE
Tho Tacoma Ledger says; "Tho ad
vantages of tho northern route for
transports between this country and
the Orient have been demonstrated by
Very true. Tho most rceent demon
strations were the Incidents that befell
tho anlmnl transports Tort Stephens,
Garonne and Victoria. After laboring
In a terrible storm till threatened with
the loss of all tho stock on board, If
not tho ship, tho Ifort Stephens and
Garonno laid tliclr'courto'tor Hono
lulu, nnd experienced a comfortablo
trip after leaving tho northern route.
The Victoria held to tho northern
route and finally put back to poit with
a cargo seriously depleted by death
and serious Injuries. Finally tho Vic
toria laid her course via Honolulu nnd
not a horse was lost. This demon
stration of tho northern routo by
practice is not of a nature to gain
marked favor for tho courso that leaves
Honolulu out of Us pathway.
Gains made in distance by the north
erly courso aro more thau overbalanced
by the dangers of severe weather likely
to bo encountored at an; time of the
year. Tho Honolulu routo as demon
strated by years of pra.'.lco In mer
chant marlno offers a suwanteo of
safety to, life and property that can.
not bo discounted by any other solu
tion of the problem that works out well
on paper. ,.
Until our northern friend? Invent
Just opened, directshipments from ilie manufacturers.
An invoice of
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Direct from theFry Art Co.,
Fry's Verifiable Colors in Powder.
Thiity thousand feet of
Picture Mouldings in the Latest Patterns.
Our selection of Pictures are the Latest from
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China Firing a specialty, at reduced rates.
The Latest in Lamp Goods.
The Pacific Hardware Co.,
somo method of tcmpcr.np; the hurrl
cano as well as the climate of the short
distance lino to tho Orient they will
bo forced to admit n sups.iotlty for the
Southern route that find favor In the
deliberations of cablo buildcn, as well
as practice In tho transport borvlce.
A Pacific cable following tho sinuosi
ties of tho bleak Alaska coast would
guarantee a maximum amount of work
for repairs and be practically useless to
tho United States In time of war when
opcratlonsof contending fIcets',would be
centered largely from Hawaii. Until
tho United States has connected Its
mid-Pacific possessions, the Tatomi
citizens will hnvc to doff their hats to
Honolulu nnd San Francisco.
SAILORS HOME MEETING.
Tho annual meeting of tho Sailors'
Home Society was held In the Chamber
of Commcrco rooms this forenoon with
VIco President John Una In the chair.
Tho executive commltteo reported
having visited tho Sailors' Homo and
found tho plnco Blightly improved. The
matter of n change In management had
been left over until the return of J. 13.
Athorton on account of a statement
mado by M. T. Bluxom that ho had
been In charge of tho place for flvo
years or slnco tho tlmo of J. D. Ather
ton was chairman of tho Executive
Tho treasurer's leport shpwed n
balance of $250 due the treasurer and
bills amounting to $92 yet to bo pnd.
Tho same Trustees, with the excep
tion of W. M. Glffnrd wero elected. Mr.
Glffard was put In W. O. Irwin's placo.
The application of Turk & Lewis for
the management of tho Sailors' Homo
was referred to tho executive commit
tee In whoso hands everything In con
nection with tho management has
been left. It Is known that a change
In management has been contemplated
for somo time past.
Bullcr Lost Ills Guns.
New York, Dec. 22. A dispatch to
tho Herald from London says:
Llttlo credence is placed In tho re
port that tho guns lost by the British
woro not captured by the Doers. Had
the story been truo General Duller
must havo refened to It.
Sir rtcdvors' artillery cannot now
muster much more than 30 guns, while
the captured British weapons have no
doubt been mounted In tho Boer lines
and can bo used, slnco tho ammunition
wagons seem to havo been lost with
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