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CALL ON SECRETARY WILSON
He Gives tbe Bulletin Man a
to (be People ot Hawaii.
AdnilDlstrallon Will Leave Nothing Undone to
Promote Territorial Bill Congress Must
Have Time to Consider Details.
Washington, D. C, Doc. 13. 1S99.
"This la only a public ofllcc. Tlicro
Is nothing of Interest to visitors hero."
So said the doorkeeper of the Depart
ment of Agriculture, to wlfo and mo as
wo entered tho portals of one of the big
brick buildings on tho Mall.
"I have a letter of Introduction to tho
"That's different, .lust go Into tho
chief fieri; s office, first door to tho
1 Ight around tho corner.'
Obeying tho direction, 1 was court
eously received by Colonel Andrew
flcddos, tho chief clerk, who found that
tho Secretary had not returned from
n Cabinet meeting. Ho then very
kindly asked mo to return nt 10 o'clock
Upon entering tho chief clcik's omco
nt thu nppolntcd hour this morning,
I was ushered Into tho Secretary's
room where two other callers wcro
ahead of me. Tho second ono In turn
was a Congressman Investigating n
phase of tho civil scrvlco law that did
not harmonlso with tho dispensation
ot patronage by representatives ot tho
I wns thus nn Involuntary auditor of
an extremely Interesting olllclnl Inter
view. It wns nn cxpcrlcnco behind th6
scenes of national politics of a highly
Informing nature, lrtit, In ordinary pin
prlcty, tho Insight gained can only be
used with tho specific Instance reserv
ed In strict confidence, when it may fall
to my duty somo tlmo to dUcuss civil
service mnttcrs In tho press.
In the meantime Colonel Gcddes had
. utiderscored somo words In my letter
of Introduction nnd given It to tho pri
vate clerk of tho Secretary. At tho
same tlmo ho stood by with anxious
politeness to sco that tho Honolulu
visitor lost no chanco of receiving duo
consideration amidst tho nroasuro upon
the tlmo of tho Cabinet membar.
While Secretary Wilson was engaged
with the preceding cnllcis, I ha I a fine
opportunity of noting his pergonal np
pouranco and ofTlcIal monncr. lloth nro
" In n high degree prepossessing and na
hiirlng to strangers of a rccop'Ion that
can only bo accorded by a perfect gen
tleman. Ho Is u man of largo Imlld and
lino proportions, having n maslvi head
and strong but kindly foatuiva. Mnturo
executive capacity Is rellecti'd In his
demeanor and omphaslzal with umplo
shocks of hair nnd commanding eye
brows silvered with tho p.wago of
mlddlo life. Scotsman thoimh ho Is,
and a thorough typo of tin lutPlllga'it
farmer of thnt race, Mr. WllMm speaks
with tho Intonntlon nnd Idiom ot nn
old-fashioned New Engiander a char
acteristic, by tho wny, which 1 have
noticed ha3 been largely transplanted
to tho Western country.
"Who's next?" ho asks In u hustling
touo as ho sends tho Congressman out
with assurance of all tho satisfaction
the Department can affoid And, as
my good menu nt court, mo cniei
clerk, hands him tho letter with on
assisting remark of his own " wen,
.what can I do for you?" nsked In a
cheery way. Then, beforo ono hns
tlmo to set his reply "Who Is tills Mr.
"Oh, yes, I know them very well."
This, when told of tho Uuslnr u of tho
Introducer In Omaha, and the fact that
his father was n plonte of that pro
gressive western town,
"In the first placo I wished to meet
yourself on tho strength of the kind
Introduction given mo. Thou I should
llko to ask If you enn glvo me any word
of encouragement to scud homo ahead
of myself, regarding tho prospect o!
legislation to glvo Hawnll an organic
law as n Territory ot tim united
"Well, as you know by tho Presi
dent's message tho Administration Is
nnx.lous to havo tho affairs of Hawaii
net right at tho earliest posslblo mo
ment. I think tho prospoctH for tho
early consideration of tho bill, which
was submitted to last Congress by tho
Hawaiian Commission, and Its pas3
ogo in good slinpo nro very favorable.
Hawaii comes In Its regular turn. Alas
ka has tho first claim to attention, then
It Is Hawaii, next Porto niro, nnd so
Hero I raado n remark aft to dlro con
bequences Unblo to befall tho Islands
if tho main legislation wrio delayed
over this session.
"Oh, I don't nntlclpato nnythlne so
bad as that," tho Secretary replied.
Your peoplo have shown they are woll
iiblo to tako caro of thomsoives.
"That Is Just tho trouble, Mr. Sec
retary. Wo havo arrived nt a stage
wherolt Is doubtful If tho power Is left
us to tako caro of ourselves. In tho
opinion of a good many, tho Islands ore
about left without any legal uulhorlty
to collect revenuo or appropriate It for
tho necessary public services. Such u
situation, If It oxlst, would amount vir
tually to anarchy."
. "Oh, I don't think thero will bo any
thing so bad as that. Your peoplo will
havo to oxerclso tho strong common
, JRfcJ. vlK. jJl'. ... .ttanttto. iiJ U.'.J
seii80 that has served them so well In
"Hut," 1 ventured to remark, "that
very oxpcrlonco In taking caro of them
selves has developed Borne rather smart
peoplo down there. Tho fear Is that
when these find their supposed Inter
ests crossed by any net of President
Dolo's government, or oven by that
of President McKlnley, they will havo
recourse to tho courts, nnd n formid
able crop of litigation will further add
to the confusion of counsels."
"I trust It will not bo so bad as that,"
snld tno Secretary. Then, quickly
"Havo you seen President McKlnley?"
"No, sir. I havo no commission from
tho Government of Hawaii, but have
Blmply taken ndvnntngo of this oppor
tunity to put In n word with you ns a
member of tho Administration, for tho
benefit of tho Islands."
"Well, you may assure your people
thnt tho Administration will leavo
nothing undono to hnstcn tho granting
of complcto satisfaction of tho Hawa
iian Islands. You must remember,
however, that nil theso now posses
sions mnko problems thnt nro strange
to our public men. Our peoplo In Con
gress must tako full opportunity ot
mastering nil such questions ns they
arise. They will not do anything with
their eyes shut. Hawaii, however,
stands In somewhat different rolatloos
to tho Union from other now posscu
slons, and It Is to bo hoped no serious
obstnelo will prevent It receiving tho
legislation It requires."
Thanking Secretary Wilson for his
very gracious reception and words, I
said on rising to glvo place to other
callers now In tho room:
"Just ono moro question. Is there
anything I can say regarding the poli
cy of your own Department toward the
"Yes," Mr. Wilson eagerly respond
cd. "I have asked Congress for lli-
tecn thousand dollars to establish an
experimental station In Hawnll. Men
of sclenco will bo sent thero to conduct
tho Institution for tho benefit ot tho
agricultural and horticultural enter
prises of tho group. Wo may tako over
tho existing oxperiment station or
start a now one, according to what may
bo decided best."
Tho chief of Undo Sam's farming
Industry turned bilskly, with nn nff
nblo parting gesture, to his next visi
tor, whllo CoKniel Geddcs escorted your
correspondent out with n cordial Invi
tation to como again beforo leaving
tho cupltal. DANIEL. LOGAN.
Stoic (i Diamond Ring.
Puhl, n natlvo boy In the employ of
ono ot the transfer companies ot tho
city, was arrested yesterday on tho
chargo of larceny in tho first degree.
His case will como up In tho Police
Court Monday morning.
About threo weeks ago Mrs. It. J.
Wilson, who hnd been spending n short
tlmo with her mother, Mrs. McGreggor,
had her trunks removed to tho steam
er Klnau preparatory to her return trip
to IIIlo. Two boys, Dan nnd Puhl, at
tended to tho work. A short tlmo after
this Mrs. McGreggor discovered that
her solid gold ring set with threo
diamonds had disappeared. Inquiries
wero mado but nothing could bo learn
ed oi tho missing piece ot Jewelry.
Mrs. McGreggor notified tho police
department, but kept working up tne
enso herself. Yesterday t.ho got hold of
Dan and had him taken to tho pollco
station. Questioned thero by Deputy
Marshal Clillllngworth, Dan soon gavo
out the Information that Puhl had tak
en. a small box from ono of tho rooms.
Puhl was soon In tho tolls and, having
admitted ovorythlng nnd produced tho
ring, was locked up to await trial.
Removal of Pilot House.
Tho removal of tho pilot house from
Its prcsont location will not take place
for somo months yet. Tho now locality
chosen Is a very short dlstnnco away
from tho present placo In tho direction
of Kaknako and nway from tho govern
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PROGRESS BY BIO JUMPS
Figures That Tell tbe Story of Ha
Yali's New Prosperity.
Custom House Figures of December Compared
With Previous Years Big Advance In
Every Line Ships of Many Nations.
During tho month of December, 1899,
the largest nmount ot Imports ever re
corded for ono month In Honolulu was
Sixteen foreign steamers nnd forty
eight sailing vessels arrived In port
with cargoes. This does not Includo
tho largo number of United Stntes
transports that entered tho harbor
bringing stock and quartermaster's
There were forty general cargoes,
amounting to n total of 15,000 tons; 11
cargoes of coal, tho total being 22,850
tons nnd thirteen vessels brought In
lumber with a total of 9,198,520 feet.
Theso figures havo been taken from
Hoarding Olllccr G. W. Klester's book
for the past month.
An Idea of tho Increaso In Importa
tions during tho past two years can be
gained by comparing the figures of the
import cargoes of tho month of De
cember of 1897 and December of 1898
with thoso ns given nbovc of last
During December, 1S97 thero wero
fifteen sailing vessels and cdoven
steamers that entered tho port with
enrgocs amounting to 3,200 tons of
coal, 10,193 tons general merchandise
and 1,034,901 feet of lumber.
December, 1898 shown n record of
forty steamers and sailing vessels with
cargoes with tho following totals: 25,-
921 tons of coal; 20.012 toiiB general
merchandise, and 1,054,199 feet ot lum
ber. The increase of this last December
over tho last month In tho year 1897
Is 19,050 tons coal, 5,103,019 feet of
lumber nnd 31,803 tons general mer
chandise. Tho Incrcnbo over December 1898 is
2I.38S tons general merchandise- nnd
7.C4 1,321 feet of lumber. Tho coal
figures, however, show a decrease,
thoro being 3,071 tons moro brouRht In
during December 1898 than December
These figures are nn average compar
ison of tho Incicaso ot each month of
tho piiBt year over tho samo months of
tho two yenrs previous.
Tho acquisition of these Islands by
tho United States has given nn impe
tus to Honolulu thnt has attracted tho
commercial Interest of tho world. Tho
carrying and shipping to this port has
grown with such rapidity that tho In-
crcaso of trado of this last December
compared with December of a year ago
Is something phenomenal.
In evldenco of tho prosperity of tho
port, a walk along tho water front will
show every nvallablo dock nnd berth
occupied by vessels unloading enrgocs
of every description, nnd n largo num
ber anchored In tho strenm compelled
toawlt for days on account ot tho smnll
nccommodatlons beforo being nblo to
Thu Honolulu of today and tho Ho
nolulu of tho near futuro needs harbor
room, moro docks, larger wharves and
a better nnd quicker system of hand
ling tho shipping.
Sailing ships and steamers from all
over tho owrld nro to bo found In tho
harbor nt present, and during the past
month tho harbor held vessels from
foreign ports whoso registers wcro
from tho small schooner of 23 tons up
to tho monster cargo steamer Algoa of
14,000 tons. Most of tho vessels, how
over, nro sailing ships, messengers ot
commerce, carrying miscellaneous
cargoes of such a character ns not to
demand speed and also rendering tho
rates ot freight lighter.
Flags ot many nntlons nro to bo
seen filing from masts; tho Stars and
Stripes, tho Urltlsh Union Jack, the
Hags of Germany, Japan nnd others
nro nil In evidence.
Last, but not least, aro tho many
Island steamers that carry on tho traf
fic and communication among tho Isl
ands of tho group. Without them Ho
nolulu would Indeed bo lost, us thoy
bring to this port tho sugar and carry
to our neighbors n largo proportion
of tho imports that aro landed In Ho
nolulu from foreign shores.
TO PUMP OUT COAL.
It Is tho present Intention of tho peo
plo who nro attempting to envo tho
William Carson to tako tho govern
ment dredger out to tho scene off Ka
kaako, moor her, and start In on the
work of removing Iter coal by means
of tho regular dredger pipes. In this
manner tho vessel will of courso bo
lightened nnd If thero Is nny floating
posslblo, she will bo saved. This Is a
St. Andrew's Cathedral.
Following Is tho order of services at
ht. Androw's Cathodral tomorrow: 7
a. in. Holy Communion, 11 a. m. matins
and sermon; 3:30 p. ra. Pulo Ahiahl;
7:30 p. ra. Evensong and sermon. Tho
ofTertory throughout tho day will bo
for tho Society for tho Propogatlon of
! .1 , H... . I.
NO NEW CAlES 'TODAY
Plague Situation In Somewhat. .Bright
Houses on Lower Nuuirc Slrtet Consigned to
the Flames -Caring for People Ordered
Out-Hurrying tlio Work.
1:30 p. in. No coses of tho
plague today nnd the outlook ap
pears to bo brlf.iter. Ah Chung
tho plague patient at tho Chinese
hospital, Is very much better. His
tempcraturo Is normal today. Tho
Japanese woman and her child, to
gether with tho Japanese nnd na
tlvo at tho plaguo hospltnl aro lin
gering along. The Japanese near
KaumakapUI church Is very much
better. His does not appear to bo
n caso of tho plugue.
It was Intended that Hlock 10
should bo burned today, but tho
Hoard ot Health did not succeed
lu completing nrrangements. Tho
fire will tako place Sunday or Mon
day. More Shacks Dcntrovcd.
At n meeting of tho Hoard of Health
yesterday afternoon President Wood
mnuc the report that tho Chlnnman,
Leung Yet by name, taken from tho
restaurant on Nuuanu opposlto Mer
chant Btrcct, had died from tho plaguo
nnd that tho pooplo from tho Immedi
ate uclgnborhood hnd been removed to
quarantine. Tho Hoard declared the
placo a source of danger to the com
munity and ordered It destroyed.
In accordance with this order tho fire
department turned out early this morn
ing nnd tho various companies were
stationed nt various points ot vnntnge.
The heavy telephono cablo running
up Ntiunmi on tho Ewn side of tho
street wns found to bo In tho path of
tho proposed lire nnd It was not until
close upon 9 o'clock that this nnd other
wires wero removed to 11 Bofo distance.
To get tho cnblo out of tho wny It was
necessary to saw oil tho top ot one of
U10 poics. Next enmo 11 drenching with
both fresh nnd snlt water of tho brick
.nilldlngs of the neighborhood.
It was at about 9 o'clock that the
flru was started on tha upper floor ot
tho rickety old Honolulu restnurnHt,
tho mlddlo building ot tho threo on
Nuuanu sticet. Tho extreme rotten
ness of tho buildings caused tho II ro to
spread very rapidly. In n half hour
the 1 rs tau rant was almost totnlly de
stroyed. In the 111 can tlmo the llamcs
had reached tho building on tho mnuka
side nnd Bhortly after, tho ono on tho
maknl side. Hy 11 o'clock tho whole
collection of rotten buildings had been
levelled to the ground nnd tho great
crowds that collected 011 King, Mer
chant nnd Queen streets went on their
way satisfied that tlnjy had seen n very
As usual, tho 11 ro department did ex
cellent work, protecting tho surround
ing buildings bo that not oven a pane
of glass was broken.! Fortunately tho
wind wns blowing tu tho direction of
tho Iron Works so that tho danger to
adjoining property was reduced to a
Thus has ono ot tho filthiest and
most dangerous collection of buildings
lntho Infected district been swept nway
In tho spneo of n couple of hours
through tho agency of lire.
Sulphur fumes got In their work nt
tho government dispensary last night.
Although tho placo was disinfected
thoroughly after tho departure of lone,
tho plaguo suspect, yesterday forenoon,
Dr. Howard decided that thero should
bo no doubt left In the minds of the
patients who call thero as to tho safety
of tho place. Thereforo ho started tho
work of fumigation Inst night nnd, clos
ing the doors, let the fumes do tho rest.
Daily Board Meetings.
Tlicro Is n meeting of tho Citizens'
Committee In tho Interior OMlco nt 2
o'clock. The business relates to tho
Tho Hoard of Health meetB nt 3
o'clock dally until further notice, to re
eclvo commlttco reports and do such
other business as tho situation may de
mand. At Walakamllo.
Matters nro progressing very rapidly
at Walakamllo whero tho quarantine
unrracks nro now being built. Four
buildings aro now nearly completed.
Each of theso will nccommodato 90
people. Foundations for others havo
niready been completed. A forco of
about 150 men 1b now nt work.
Tho foundation for tho gas cnglno
near tho senshoro Is also being rushed
How They Do In Hongkong.
Captain Jlowatt of tho Athenian has
seen tho burning of houses for plaguo
in Hongkong. First, they erect a rat
proof fenco ot galvanized Iron around
tho structure. After tho houso Is all
burned away tho site Is plowed, and tho
Boll saturated with koroscno oil Is sub
jected to burning for threo days. Fin
ally, It is forbidden to erect nny build
ing on tho purged premises for three
lul -$&& i i.
Congressmen- Hilt and Koox.and Mr.
Heath on Hawaiian Bill.
Good Prospects of Early Action A Smtll Cloud
the Horizon - Assistant Postmaster General
Gives Ioformatlon on PostofDce Hitters.
Omaha, Neb., homeward bound, Dec.
While looking for tho ilawallan
delcgntcs In Washington, I raised Rep
resentative Knox, who was chairman
ot the Committee on Territories In the
last Congress. Answering my ques
tions Mr. Knox spoke In effect thus:
"I think the prospects nro good for
the early pasngo ot tho Hawnllau bill.
It would havo passed at last session
only for tho opposition of Speaker
Heed, who, ns you know, hnd been
strongly opposed to annexation, nnd
oven after tho fact obstructed to tho
last tho consummation of the net.
"It Is not certain to what commlttco
the bill will go lu tho House, but prob
ably It will bo to that on territories.
Yes, the bill lu tho Senate hos been re
ferred to tho Commltteo on Foreign
HclntloiiB, ns Senator Cullom, chair
man of thnt committee, wns nlso chair
man of tho Hnwnilan Commission that
prepared tho bill.
"Tho Houso committees will bo an
nounced before tho holidays, nnd I
think tho Hnwnilan bill will bo favor
ajly reported soon nftcr Congress re
assembles. I am not nwnro of any op
position whatovcr in Congress to the
bill, although there may bo differences
of opinion over tho dctnlls. Yes, the
early Introduction of tho bill gives it a
good start nmmig the first orders for
"Of courso there are many new
problems arising under expansion, but
It Is generally recognized thnt tho caso
ot Huwnil stnnds on n different footing
from that of the other now posses
sions." Mr. Kuo expressed his pleasure nt
obtaining Information about the situ
ation In tho Islands, face to faco ,fru.,
n resident of thu group.
HeprcRcntntlvo Hltt. pleasantly re
membcrcd at tho Islands ns 11 member
of thu Hnwnilan Commission, was
found to bo nt his homo uptown. Dr.
Hnycs, who wns secretary ot tho Com
mission nnd now gave 1110 a hearty wel
como nt tho Houso Commltteo on For
eign Relations room, telephoned out
and conveyed to mo lu reply n cordial
Invitation to call 011 Mr. Hltt forth
The veteran Congressman received
1110 cheerily In his library, upstairs In
a beautifully furnished mansion n few
blocks above tho Whlto Houso. llo
wns vigorously ripping tho covers off
u heavy paper mall, hnvlng but lately
gono through n correspondingly largo
dump ot letters.
"It Is different from nn editor's
mnll," ho observed nnsworliiK a com
parison. "You nro not obliged to pay
nny attention to tho bulk of your news
paper mall, while hardly any of tho let
ters I rcrelvo but demand somo kind of
un answer. My correspondents do not
wrlto to mo, by nny menus, for the sake
of my own he.ilth."
Mr. Hltt did most ot tho Interview
ing, yet freely nnswered questions re
garding tho Hawaiian bill. Ho was
not nwaro of any existing focus of op
position to tho bill ns a whole, but was
almost pessimistic regarding tho pos
sibility of a "nigger In the woodpile"
developing when details enmo up for
decision. Tho same powerful Interests
that would havo defeated Hawaiian an
nexation wero It not for tho Incidence
of tho war with Spain might spring op
position to n complete application ot
tho national customs tariff to Hawnll.
They do not want to seo sugar refining
stnrted in tho Islands.
To n rcmnrk thnt tho fuel question
would probably bo all tho protection
they required on that score, and that
It was nonsenso for them to think of
tariff discrimination against nn organic
pnrt of tho Union, Mr, Hltt replied:
"No. Nothing Is nonseiiBo whero
money Is Involved to nny of tho power
ful financial organizations Btnniling
lendy to tako Congress by tho throat
for their own selfish purposes."
Tho Hnwnllnn land question enmo up
in conversation. Mr. Hltt said noth
ing could bo clearer than that Presi
dent McKlnley could not, under tho
resolution of nnncxntlon, havo done
nnythlng else than call n halt in tho
disposition of tho lands by President
DoIo'b administration. Ho drew out a
copy of tho Nowlands resolution as ho
was speaking, nnd read it with empha
sis on tho passago declaring that "Con
gress shall enact laws" for tho man
agement 01 tho public lands of Ha
waii. "This resolution was practically
mado by tho Hawalhins themselves,"
Mr. Hltt went on, "Mr. Hatch nnd other
representatives had It beforo them long
beforo its Introduction nnd approved of
It In Its final form. The resolution did
not belong to Its Introducer at nil. I
had It lu my own hands for weeks, and
tho mover of It was selected ultimately
with tho purpose of drawing support
from n certain quarter."
Mr. Hltt expressed tho view that
President Dolo erred In the matter
Blmply from extreme devotion to tho
cnuso ot homestoadlng the lands. Ho
. h .ajikw.A !.Hf-l
spol-o nlmost derisively of any con
Mderable success over coming to n
lomestend policy In tho Islands. "Tho
basis of your agricultural enterprise,"
no remarked, "Is tho six hundred
thousand dollar Joint stock planta
tion." This land matter was put to Mr. Hltt
It mny be stntcd, because a public olll
clnl In Washington had uttered n sus
picion to mo that political Intrlguo wnt.
nt the bottom of the rebuff given to
Mr. Hltt, In bidding mo a friendly
goouby, expressed regret thnt I could
not remain long enough to go before
tho commltteo on tho Hawaiian bill
when It got to work. Ho qunshed my
demurrer thnt I wns only thero sight
seeing nnd In no official capacity. Bay
ing. "Information Is most userui to
us now, nnd you have tho facts po'ld."
Among letters of Introduction I car
ried wns ono to Hon. Perry S. Heath,
First Assistant Postmaster General,
who Is Identified with Hawaiian Inter
ests through his promptness In secur
ing tho first refusal of tho charter for
tho First National Hank of Hawaii. In
reaching his hendqunrters I found thnt
..10 postnl departmental olllccs hail
been removed from their old building
Indicated In the guldo book to tho
Washington postofllce. Mr. Heath Is
a very genial man nnd his welcome was
accordingly pleasant. About the Hn
wnllnn bill, his opinion was that It
would not go through until Into In the
"Oh, no. There Is no fear of Its go
ing over altogether. This Congress
will not adjourn until tho Hawaiian
territorial bill has been passed."
Mr. Heath Bpoko cheerfully about tho
prospects of tho bank already men
tioned. "Three of the strongest banks In
New York nre at tho back of It, besides
other banks including tho Anglo-Cnll-foruia
of San Francisco. Wo thus can
rediscount our own paper nnd wo havo
nlmost unlimited resources of capital
for Investing In solid Hawaiian Securi
ties." Mr. Heath said that no npproprla
tlons wero being nsked of Congress for
the purposes of taking over the Iln.
wallan postal system.
"It Is not thought necessary, ns tho
Hnwaiian postolllco comes so near to
making both ends meet."
Ho was reminded thnt our system
I yielded n goodly net revenue, nnd then
nsked If wo were to have a now build
Ing nt Honolulu or would the old ono
bo remodeled. Also ho was reminucii
that tho business was Increasing wIUi
strides nnd tho accommodation bccoin
.ng straitened. Tho nnsworB showed
that theso matters have yet to rccelvo
consideration nt Wnshlngton. Hegnrd
lng tho management of the Hawaiian
postofilccs when tnken over, Mr.
Heath Bald: .
"It will probably bo something llko
tho granting ot frco delivery to towns.
When n town nttnlns to a population of
10.000 and thus tho right to free pos
tnl delivery, all of Its postofllco em
ployes nt tho tlmo excepting tho post
master, whose appointment comes irom
tho President nro forthwith placed on
tho classified civil service list without
being required to pass an examina
tion." Mr. Heath kindly tendered his nld
in making tho Honolulu visitor's stay
at tho capital pleasant, but tho neces
sity of leaving within a few hours
thence only nllowed mo tho returning
of thanks for nil of his courtesy.
Thu summary action tnken in tho
cases of the Chlneso nnd Japanese who,
from tlmo to tlmo, tried by vnrlous
schemes to get out of tho Infected ..s
trlct bus caused n halt on the pnrt of
thoso who wero awaiting the result of
tho nttempts of their follows. I-ist
night everything wns quiet. Not a
slnglo attempt at guard running or
bribery was noted.
Clothing of the Cooktt.
Clothing and belongings of the cooks
nllowed to pass out of Chinatown can
bo obtained during Monday nnd Tues
day at tho corner of Ucretanla nnd
Nuuanu streets. This clothing has
been thoroughly fumigated and cleans
ed. Just received
the very thing
to gladden the
hearts of the
The most acceptable Xmas Rift
your wives, sisters or daughters ' a pal'
of our BEADED STRAP SllPPRRS
These are Included In the 7000 pairs
shoes just opened ex S. S. Australia an
hold premier place for beauty.