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Vol. V11I. No. U30.
HONOLULU, H. 1., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1900.
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HAWAII DELEGATE OPPOSED
Property Qualification (or Yoters Also
Probable Lines on Which Hawaiian Bill Will Be
Attacked To Be Considered About the
First of February Agalost Statehood.
Washington, Jan. 8. Tho bill creat
ing n territorial form of government
.or Hawaii, according to present indi
cations, will be brought up In the Sen
nto after tho passage of the financial
ftlll and tho disposal of the Quay case,
probably not beforo Uio lit at week In
February, It so soon. Tho bill Is sub
stantially tho samo measure reported
favorably from tho Commltteo on For
eign Relations at tho last session of
Congicsu. It was not conBldeied by
tho Scnato then, nnd thcieforo thcro
will be conslucrnblo debate.
Tho oppoHltlon will bo stiong to tho
provisions for a delegato In Congress
and to property qualifications for vot
ers. Somo conservative Senators will
Insist that by permitting Hawaii to bo
ippicsentc'iT'In Congress n precedent
will be set for Porto Illco nnd moro
particularly for tho Philippines. They
will hold that tins win oo tnc nrei biup
toward admitting tho Hawaiian Isl
nndn to Statehood, n very dangerous
proposition In their vlow. It will also
bo urged that tho requirement of prop-
t-rty qualifications for voters Is con
trary to tho Ideals of tho United States
and n very dangerous provision. Othor
objections to tho bill will be raised, but
theso promlso to be the most Important
Case of Mrs. Boni'ilman.
SCRYMSER AND HIS GABLE
Opposition Offered to S'tharce of Gov
Discussion Before Bouse Committee-Bradford
Opposed to Use of Navy Vessels -Cost
BRITAIN NEEDS A VICTORY
Washington, Jan. 0. An extended
hearing was granted today by the
House. Committee on Interstate and
Foreign Commerco to tho Pacific Ca
blo Company of New York, which Is In
reality tho Scrymser syndicate. Argu
ments were mado by President Scrym
ser and Vice President Bayles of tho
cable company and W. 11. Thurber of
New York In favor of tho construction
of tho cablo by a private corporation
nnd against Government ownership.
Tho bill introduced by Representative
Sherman of Now York seems to meet
with their approval, nnd they" par
ticularly object to Senator Hale's bill
providing that tho cablo shall bo laid
by vessels of tho Nnvy, nnd, when
completed, turned over to tho Postmas
ter General for operation.
Hoar Admiral Bradford state'd to the
commltteo that It was impracticable
to uso Navy vessels for such work, as
their capacity was not sufficient to
carry, coal and cable supplies, and they
were 'not properly constructed for ca
Scrymser estimated that tho cost of a
cablo lino to Honolulu, Ounm, Midway
Islands, Manila. Shanghai, Hongkong
and Japan would bo $25,000,000. A year
ago Oialf that sum was his estimate.
Ho thought that tho Government had
better pay S 100,000 a year for twenty
years for tho transmission of official
dispatches than to undertake tho con-
Grave Crisis in the Cabinet
Would Thus Be Averted.
Defense of Ladysmtlh the Only Rift In
the Cloud Sortie of General
French a Failure Bailer
Can't Get a Fight.
London, Jan. 10. Tho plight
of British arms In South Africa
Is overshadowed for tho pres
ent by tho storm which Is
bursting over tho head of the
homo government. Tho Man
chester speeches of Mr. Bal
four, tho government leader lu
tho Houso of Commons, has
loosened such n torrent of com
ment fiom tho press and Indi
viduals of his own party that
were Parliament to rc.issamblo
today, It Is doubtfql If tho Con
servatives would retain power
In spito of their tremendous
majority of tho past session.
THREE CASES RECORDED
v'XTnoT1 V5."S of tche : j!&!s ,rt-
dnv afternoon by tho report
death of Mrs. Boardman, who, it was
reported In tho lato afternoon, was get
ting along very nicely. Her tempcrn
turo had diminished and tho lady was
quite rational. Death came very sud
denly. Tho body was removed to tho
morguo where a post mortem was held
In tho evening In tho prcsenco of tho
physiclnns of tho Board of Health nnd
others. There were unmistaknblo signs
of tho dread disease and tho case was
posted ns black plague. This morn
ing tho body was removed to Maullola
and there cremated. Tho ashes have,
of courso, been preserved. A guard Is
watching tho Boardman promises very
closoly until tho Board of Health can
i each tho work of destroying tho house.
Tho O. S. S. Australia, Lawless com
mander, arrived In port nnd anchored
off tho Oceanic wharf at about 0 a. m.
today having mado tho trip from San
Francisco in G days aim is nours. rur
ser McCombe reports as follows:
"Loft San Francisco shortly after 2
li. in., January 10, with Gl cabin and tl
Htccrago passengers, ns well ns 45 bgs
of mall. Experienced flno weather with
light, varlablo winds and smooth sea
until January 10. Thcnco to port
northwest wind with heavy sea and
squally weather. In lat, 30 degrees 45
minutes, N. long., 139 degree 00 mln.
YV. oxchangod signals with a Norwo
tilnn steamer bound to Yokohama.
Be Careful With Water.
Andrew Brown, superintendent of
tho water works, asks that all people
on tho higher levels be very careful
In tho mattor of the- use of water from
tho government mains as tho lack of
rain has nut tho reservoirs in a bad
state, particularly since the flro de
partment has been using bo much wa
ter of lato for the Urea in Chinatown
nnd Ovaer places.
The Board of Health has been busy
this forenoon trying to make arrange
ments for a placo for tho detention of
tho people from tho Boardman placo.
flcipsls lo lie Piic
of n submarine telegraph line. Ills
argument that tho Government could
not securo the right to land and oper
ate lines In foreign countries as private
individuals or corporations could made
a great Impression on tho committee.
Ho estimated that tho cost of opera
tion, maintenance nnd repair of tho
cablo to tho Government would not bo
less than $1,500,000 a year, and said the
work of construction would cost tho
Government much moro that It would
The Sherman bill provides that tho
Government shall pay tho cablo com
pany $100,000 a year, payable quarterly,
for twenty years, and nfter that pny
private rates for official messages. Tho
cablo must bo in operation to Honolulu
by January 1, 1903, and to Manila and
Japan by July 1, 1901. Tho rates for
prlvato messages from tho United
States to Honolulu shall be 35 cents n
word; to Manila, points. In China and
Japan; $1. Press rates snail not ex
ceed one-fourth theso rates. In time
of war tho Government may take pos
session of tho cablo lines and stations.
PLAGUE IN MANILA.
The Citizens' Sanitary Committee
make the following requests
to the public:
l. In order that the census t,o be taken
for sanitary purposes mav be a full and
accurate possible, the citizens of Hono
lulu are requested to remain at home, so
far as practicable, on Wednesday, January
17, until they have been registered by the
Sinltarv Inspector of their district.
"Ri order to help the Inspectors nnd
make the Inspection as perfect as possible,
citizens1 are requested to report to the sub
inspector of their district each day before
Laving the district; orlf this Is Impossible,
eave word where theyliave gone to.
7-MORE SUB-INSPECTORS' ARE
All persons willing to volunteer as sub
inspectors are requested to immediately
I2nathrir .arnes and addresses to the
Citizens' Sanitary Committee.
Honolulu, January 16, 1900. iwzt
Washington, Jan. 8. The plague has
broken out In Manila beyond n doubt,
ns appears from tho following cable
gram, received by Surgeon General
"Manila, Jan. C Three bubonic na
Tho signer Is Colonel Grcenlcnf, as
sistant surgeon general and chief sur
geon in the Philippines.
TO TAKE UP HAWAIIAN BILL.
Washington, Jan. 9. The Houso
Commltteo on Territories decided to
day to take up tho Hawaiian bill next
Mondny, when General Hnrtwell of
Hawaii aud Congressman Hltt of the
Hawaiian Commission will be heard.
Fire This Morning.
The fire whlstlo blew at nbout 7
o'clock this morning summoning the
department to the home of the native
nurseryman on Punchbowl street n
little nbovo Emma, but before help
could arrive the place was completely
In flames so that nothing could bo dono
outside of preventing a Bprcad of the
Cleansing the Money.
Apropos of what he styled tho clap
trap talk of an ovenlng paper, Mr.
Spalding ot tho Sprcckcls bank says
that his bank and all tho' banks huvo
been fumigating and disinfecting all
money In tho vaults with sulphur nnd
using strong disinfectant for cleaning
counters and money trays.
'Tls Now Admiral Kautz.
Washington, Jan. 10.Tho President
today sent the following nominations
to tho Senate:
Navy To be Rear Admirals Henry
L. Howlson, Albert Kautz, Geo. C. Ho
mey, Norman H. Farquahr.
General Greeley Is III.
Washington, Jnn. 10. Tho condition
of General A. W. Greeley was reported
at his home today to bo slightly Im
Tho Evening Bulletin, 75 cents per
The pent up dissatisfaction with the
government's lack of energy In wag
ing the war is no longer concealed.
When Biich ardent Conservative papers
as tho Times nnd tho Globe comu out
boldly with reproof, there Is no know
ledge whero the ngltatlon will end.
The provincial press has already taken
up tho cry. For tho moment, Mr. Bal
four Is tho scapegoat, but thcro Is a ter
rlblo rod In plcklo for tho Marquis of
Lausdowno, whllo Lord Salisbury and
other Cabinet Ministers will not escape
unless a wonderful chango comes over
the wnr situation.
A reporter of tho Associated Press
learns that tho Conservative leaders
privately admit tho gravity of their po
sition, but fall to see what can bo dono.
In the meanwhile, tho successes lu tho
field will nbatc tho popular clamor.
Somo of tho Conservative papers go
bo far as to regret tho extreme ago of
tho Cabinet Ministers nnd refer to the
Cabinet as a body of patriarchs. Under
theso circumstances It is doubtful
whether events transpiring beforo tho
reassembling of Parliament would be
powerful enough to restore confidence
In the government and maintain Its
majority. Tnero Is tho Important al
ternative that Lord Lansdowno or Lord
Wolseloy may bo sacrificed.
A representative of tho Associated
Press learns that Lord Wolseloy not
only disapproved ot Lord Roberts' ap
pointment to tho chief command or tho
British troops In South Africa, but al
lowed his disapproval to bo generally
known. It Is the fact that Lord Wol
seloy know nothing of tho govern
ment's Intention In this respect until
ho saw tho announcement ot the ap
pointment In tho newspapers. What
ever ensues In tho lmmcdlato futuro
will doubtless see nttneks on the gov
ernment such ns Lord Salisbury has
not and to .withstand during all the
course of his political career.
Tho borrowing powers conferred on
tho government at the last session ot
Parliament aro almost exhausted.
About seven and a half out of the eight
millions ot Treasury bills authorized
have already been Isssued. Tho large
revenues coming In will, however,
probably furnish ample funds until
There was a singular dearth of news
this morning from all parts ot tho
theater of war. General French sup
plements his ndvlccs of yesterday by
reporting that Captain Ricardo and
four troopers ot tho Llfo Guards aro
missing, showing that his rcconnolter
Ing party met with opposition.
General Gatacre dispatched a strong
forco Monday, January 8, to reconnol
tcr Storraberg, which tho Boers wcro
reported to have evacuated. The Brit
ish found tho burghers strongly en
trencned and returned to Storkstroem.
Tho Sailors' nnd FlremenB's Union of
Glasgow Is trying to block tho Balling
of tho transport City of Rome by de
manding an increase of wages.
Boers and Duller.
New York, Jan. 10. A dispatch to
tho Herald from London says:
From Colenso comes intelligence of
General Buller'B demonstration on Sat
urday, which emphasizes tho fact that
the Boers are conducting their cam
paign with great cunning and Bklll.
When, with tho faint hope of draw
ing oft somo ot tho Boers from tho at
tack on Ladysmlth, General Clery led
out a strong forco ot cavalry and guns,
his left having as Its object Doornkoop
and his right Hlangwana Mountain,
tuo Boers refused to disclose their
They evidently wero In their trenches
and In Colenso itself, but though both
brigades advanced well up to tho po
sitions where the battle had raged most
fiercely moro than threo weeks ago,
thcro was no animated response to tho
British challenge Even when the ar
tillery came within 1,200 yards of tho
Boer rifles' and General Clory himself
rode close to tho Tugcla, the trenches
Interest In the attack on Ladysmlth
nag been bo absorbing that very llttlo
comment has been heard upon a cer
tain phaso of the conduct ot the British
campaign wnlch has been dwelt upon
In theso dispatches nnd which was
shown In all Its glaring faults In tho
full descriptions of tho bnttlo of Storm
berg, Magcrsfontcln nnd Colenso which
reached England through tho malls
Since their publication tho vnguo
feeling of discontent over the jirltlsh
generals' tactics has developed Into
When wo read that men In close for
mation wero lead Into n deathtrap as
happened to the Highlanders at Ma-
scrsronteln uy order of tho command
ing general In uplto ot tho protests of
tho general commanding tho brigndo,
01 that the Boer position south of the
river had not been discovered, or thnt
an Important elevation was taken and
not retained owing to want of support
both of which incidents occurred In
tho action on the Tuegla that a night
march was responsible) for tho catas
trophe nt Stormbcrg nnd again In tho
enso of tho Suffolk Regiment, at Coles
burg, it is not surprising that the pub
lic is asking why n policy of such well
known danger has been tried ho often
in this campaign.
General Trench In Defeat
LonJon, Jan. 7. The war office pub
lishes the following dispatch from General
Forestler-Walker, commanding at Cape
"General French reports under date of
' 1 ue sliuit:on is much the same ns yes
erday, but 1 rrgret to report th.it a seri
es accident lus happeneJ to the First
bittallon ot the Suffolk regiment.'
"From news just come to lund from
hem I gather that, with the authority
md with thekn6wledcenfGrner.it French,
four companies ot the l-irst b.ittiilon ad
need by ' ieht against a low hill one
mile from thelrcamp. They attacked at
dawn. Lieut. Col. Watson, commanding,
gave orders to charge. He was at once
wounded. Orders for retirement were
"Three-quarters of the force retreated to
enmn. The remalnd r held the r ground
until they were over powered by grca'r
numbers, when they surrendered. Seventy
were taken prisoners, including seven of-
Conditions Fall to
Prompt Action la Eveiy Instance House
Burning Up Nuuanu-Citizens Committee
Doing Thorough Work.
2 p. m. Tho situation today
Is ho better than yesterday,
ns evidenced by the following
list of victims of tho plague
that tho Board of Health has
Ah ICcc, mnlo Chinese, nged
18, found dead In a shack near
tho corner ot Nuuanu nnd Wy
iile street In Nuuanu cany this
morning. This case was re
ported to Fred Waterhouse, In
spector for tho district by one
of the people living In tho
house. A doctor was sent for
and tliu place put under guard.
A post mortem examination
this forenoon showed bubonic
Pang Geo Chcong, mnlo Chi
nese, nged CI, found dend In n
livery stable In Block 1 on
Maunakea street. This case
was so pronounced that no post
mortem was held. This is the
first enso that has appeared lu
Block 1, although It Is one of
tho lllthiest localities In China
town. Dnvrd Kulkui male Hawa
iian,, aged 40, found dend in u
house on Bereinnia near Itlvcr
street. Black plague.
Tho bodies of tho abovo with
that of the nauvo who died last
ulght, Albert Knpahl by nnme,
were nil cremated nt Maullola
Guards liavo been plnced
about tho homo of a sick na
tive woman at tho corner of
Kukul street and Achl lane,
whoso enso Is regarded as
. .,. ,iiui-.i
mctininj ui iiic umivu
Washington, Jan. 10. The Ways
and Means Committee of the House
held a meeting to-Jav nt which an
Important resolution was adopted
upon motion of Mr. Newland, of
Nevada, as follows:
"Resolved, That a committee of
five be appointed by the Chair to
report the authorities and the law
as to the meaning of the term 'Unit
ed States' In that provision of the
constitution which declares that 'all
duties, on Imports and excises shall
m 11c uimurm inruugnoui ine unueu
K States, i. e., whether it Includes
simply the area Included within the
boundaries of stites or whether It
covers also the territories belonging
to the United States.' "
Chairman Payne appointed Mes
srs. Dalzell,of Pennsylvania: Grov
enor, of Ohio, and Hopkins, of Illi
nois, Republicans, and Messrs. Rich
ardson, Democrat, and Newiands,
1 IHS ICiUHUIUIl W.15 LUC UlUtUUIC l
nf fnnciirr.iht i1Im;4irm In .tin el
k Ways and Means Committee, cover- K
k ? Inn CAtraPfil mt lr rw& ie t ii'likilir Ll
111 . iiiii uiiwtiii? ii.- iu wiivtiiwi m.'
the custom laws of the United
States were not extended to our new
noss-sslontvhrn tliev became Unit
ed States territory. The Immediate s
cause of its adoption was a resolu-
tion to extend the custom and in
ternal revenue laws of the United
States to Hawaii which It has under
AZTEC TO STOP AT H1L0
Washington, Jan. S. Stilngcnt reg
ulations for dealing with vessels arriv
ing from Honolulu have been Issued to
ofllclals of the marina hospital soivlco
Committee. I on tho Pacific Coast. They coutem-
"General French reports that the finer (.nl , ,, riRi..f wn noon nt tho plato tho thorough fumigation ot thn
commando wl-vb made the attack January ,leadrumrtei.8 Df tho Citizens' Solitary hold of nil ships arriving nt roast
4 io,i 50 k uiej Diues wounaej ana. on- nnmt,',tpn. ,n tho Snfl, rm,oait 1...1M.
lug, this afternoon nnd said: "Wo aro
ides woundeJ and pri
soners. 'I he commando was dispersed."
1 lie lost of seventy mis mers throuuli a
Boer bucle call for a British retreit Is not
serious, cipeclally whn French has taken
this many prisoners with fair fighting, but
ne is me only uritisn uenerai wiio nas
seeme 1 to be fully on guard against Dutch
duplicity, and hts prestige Is trow some
White Defeats Boert.
London, Jnn. 8. 3:45 p. ra. Tho
War Offlco has Just published tho fol
lowing bulletin from General Duller:
"Froro Camp, Jan. 8. Tho following
'An attack was commenced on my peri
ls from ..itc, dated 2 p. iu. yesterday:
tton, but was chiefly ngnlnst Caesar's
Camp nnd Wagon Hill. Tho enemy
was In great strength, and pushed tho
attack with tho greatest courago nnd
energy. Somo of tho Intrcnchments on
Wagon Hill wero threo times taken by
the enemy and retaken by us. The at
tack continued till 7:30 p. m.
" 'Ono Joint In our position was oc
cupied by tbo enemy tho wholo day.
dut at dusk, In a very heavy rainstorm,
they were turned out of the position at
tno point of tho bayonet In a most
gallant manner by the Oevons, led by
Colonel Park. Colonel Ian Hamilton
commanded on Wagon Hill and ren
dered valuablo service. Tho troops
have had a very trying time and bavo
Gfchaved excellently. They aro olated
at tho service they have rendored tho
"'Th enemy was repulsed every
where with heavy loss, greatly exceed
ing thnt on my Bide, which will be re
ported ns soon as tho lists aro com
Messrs. E. Suhr, John Ena nnd W.
M. Glffard aro tho men who have In
charge tho matter of building a ware
house on Sumner's Island near tho
deep wator. Both warehouse and Jetty
running out Into the wntcr will bo rat
proof. Tho piles for tho Jotty nro to
be covered with yellow metal, prevent
ing tho climbing up of rodents. 1 he
purposo ot tho warehouse Is to keep
clean goods from tho States apart from
Asiatic freight bo that It may bo put
aboard clean steamers and transship
ped to ports on tho other Islands. Tho
Board of Healtn Is heartily In accord
with the scheme.
Death of a Native Yesterday.
Alobrt Kapahl, a native Hawaiian,
aged i9, died at his homo on River
near Kukul street last night. Tho body
was cremated today. Kapahl waB a
promising young Hawaiian who was
hold In the Infected district by quaran
tine regulations. When the Area In
Chinatown began he secured employ
ment from tho Board ot Health and
went to work cleaning up In' Block 10
and other places. It must have been
from ono of these Infected localities
that Kapahl must have picked up some
of the bacilli for his was an undoubted
case of tho plague.
The Evening Bulletin, 75 cents icr
Inaugurated and going abend."
Regarding the statement of an eye
witness that Chinese, and Japanese
were seen flitting out the Pall road
with their bundles Inst night, Col.
"As soon ns wo can wo wlU stop it.
Wo nro trying now to prohibit indis
criminate moving from ono place to
another. Quito n number of peoplo
hnvo como In already nnd asked for
permits to move. Yes, Wo hnvo granted
Answering another question, Col.
Fisher Bald ho thought tho commltteo
was still somo sub-Inspectors short,
nnd wanted volunteers for tho service.
No cases had been reported by sub
Inspectors. The commltteo hnd noth
ing to do with infected districts.
Use of Hacks.
Two citizens called at tho Bulletin
office nnd stated a complaint that one
of them had heard from n liackman
and bota of them endorsed. It was that
doctors and inspectors drove Into in
fected districts In hacks, and, after en
tering Infected or suspected houses, got
into tho same vehicles without being
fumigated. Some of tho backmen are
threatening to refuse their services for
sanitary duties it some precaution Is
not taken. Tho citizens who mention
ed tho matter with a request for publi
cation suggested that special carriages
be procured for sanitary service. This
Is the practice ot the military authori
ties. A Good Scheme.
Harry Juen, ono of tho hard workers
In Chinatown, has hit upon a scheme
which ho believes will lessen the
chance of tho spread ot tho plague in
Chinatown. Ho proposes killing off
all the dogs and cnts and burning the
samo from tlmo to time. Ho further
proposes distributing a goodly amount
of poison nbout In houses to bo burned
tho night before tho hro take3 placo,
thus killing oft tho rats and preventing
their cscapo to other districts.
No Fires Today.
There will bo no fires today. Tho
firemen aro being given a rest and then
somo llttlo tlmo Is necessary to get tho
condomned places in shape for tho
flames. Tho flro department will bo
sent out for work early tomorrow
Japanese From Pukakl.
' Llout. Chas. Norton of tho Mounted
Reserve sent a Japanese to town this
morning w,.a tho report that ho had
tried to get through tho lines to tho
country. Health Agent Reynolds In
vestigated tho case and finding that tho
Japaneso had tried to get from tbo
country to town, liberated him.
Fencing Burned Districts.
J. D. McVeigh is busy today with the
work of making arrangements for tho
fencing In of burned districts. Tho
Palace square block fence has already
been started on and by this afternoon
oiui fences will bo started. This Is
a plan thnt will cortalnly meet with
tho approval ot every one.
ports that huva been In tho docks at
Honolulu, nn.i n thorough Inspection ot
their crews. Special vigllanco must
bo exercised by tho medical officer
wltn n view to detecting any ambulant
or walking cases of tho disease. The
fact that many of tho vessels touching
nt Honolulu nro discharging their car
goes by means of lighters Is regarded
with satisfaction here, ns tho danger
of Infection is thus correspondingly
Arnngcnicnts hnvo been mado by
which tho trnnoport Aztec, which Is
nbout to leave San Francisco for Ma
niln with horses and mules, is to touch
nt tho port of Hilo lu the Hawaiian
Islands, Instead ot nt Honolulu, thun
nvoldlng tho possibility of carrying Infection.
Tho Coroner's Jury, composed of thn
following met In tho Deputy Marshal's
ofllca yesterday to consider the caso ot
tho death of Georgo Jackson: W. Nott,
F. L. Leslie, J. W. Lulling, J. H.
Schnnck, W. E. Blvens and C. A.
Doyle. After examining several wit
nesses tho Jury returned a verdict of
death from traumatic meningitis caus
ed by an Injury received from a fall
from a dray while In a stato of Intoxi
cation. Ella, tho driver ot tho dray,
from whlcn deceased fell was liberated
as soon as this verdict was handed In.
At the Fumigating Station.
Tho peoplo nt tho Boys' Brigade
building are being kept busy all the
time. Yesterday 117 peoplq wero bath
ed and sent out to Wnlnkamllo and to
day the number was 78. It Is estimat
ed that there are now In the neighbor
hood of nine hundred people nt tho new
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