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Vol, VIII. No. 1452.
12 PAGES H02ft)LULU, H. I., SATUKDAY, PEBKUABY 10, 190012 PAGES
Pbiob 5 Obnts.
FOR AND AGAINST HAWAII
Discussion Before House Committee
Commissioner Hermann's YIew of Hawaii's Land
Law Amendments Offered by Little
Creation of Municipalities.
(Special Bulletin Corespondcnce.)
Washington, D. C, Jan. 25. Tho bill
of Representative Hltt of Illinois pro
viding a form of government for tho
Territory of Hawaii has been before
tho Commlttco on Territories for dis
cussion during tho past week and a
number of Hawaiian residents hnvo
made arguments for and against somo
of tho provisions of the bill tho meas
ure, as a wholo being approved by all.
Those supporting tho bill ns Intro
duced tiro Messrs. Hnrtwell, Smith and
Armstrong, and they havo tho assist
ance of Representative Hltt who Is
urging a favorablo report upon tho bill
us Introduced with somo minor amend'
Arguments havo been made against
somo of tho provisions of tho bill by
Gilbert F. Little, representing tho
American Settlers' Association of tho
Hawaiian Islands, who filed with tho
. committee a brief and argument In
support of his contentious. Messrs.
Cayplcss and Wilcox of tho Islands In
dorse tho views of Mr. Little and havo
supported them before tho committee.
Ono of tho principal contentious of
Mr. I.lttle Is In reference to tho pro
posed land laws of tho Islands. Ho nd
vocatrs tho repeal of tho land act of
1S95 and tho substitution of tho home
stead laws of tho United States in its
place. Upon this point be held that
extending the homestead net of tho
United States to tho Islands would nt
onco establish settled hind laws. Ho
advocated that tho administration of
the land laws should be placed In tho
hands of the United States General
Upon this point ho wns supported by
Hon. Dinger Herman, Commissioner of
the General Land OlUre, who appeared
before the commlttco and advocated
this disposition or the Hawaiian
While before the commlttco Com
missioner Hermann was asked by Mr.
Hltt It ho did not consider tho Hawa
iian people capable uf managing their
own land affairs.
"Not if tho law of 1S93 Is an evldonco
of their ability," was the quick re
sponse. Among tho amendments proposed to
the bill by Mr. Little arc tho following:
Amending tho citizenship qualifica
tion so that all persons who wcro citi
zens of tho Republic of Hawaii on Au
gust 12, 1S98, and all persons who wero
citizens of tho monarchy on the day of
the overthrow by tho Dole government,
are declared citizens of tho United
States upon their taking tho prescribed
oath required by tho act.
Amending tho section declaring that
the Legislature "may" at ltd first ses
sion proceed to creato towns, counties,
etc., so that it will read, "shall" pro
" cecd, etc.
Amending tho section providing for
llfo tenuro of supremo judges, making
the tenuro four years, and providing
that tho terms of tho present judges
shall cxplro upon tho adoption of this
act. Also that tho Supremo Court shall
consist of a Cnlef Justice and not less
than four Assoclato Judges.
Amending tho enabling clause to that
the act shall tako effect when approv
ed by tho President of tho United
States and not upon tho fourth day of
July after Its passage as prescribed In
Other amendments nro proposed ro
tating to qualifications of members of
tho Legislature, proceedings heforo
district magistrates, apportionment,
qualifications of Jurors, salaries of offi
It Is believed early action upon tho
bill will bo taken by tho Commlttco on
Territories as it is desired to get tho
measuro beforo tho House as early ns
posslblo In tho session ns it is certain
to bo tho subject of extended debate,
nnd will undoubtedly bo amended In
many particulars beforo passage.
KING STREET WIDENING.
King street from Hoollamunu brldgo
to Moanaluua stream was mapped by
F. S. Dodge, then ot tho Government
survey, for widening ns far back ns
1S92. Slnco tho Kalllit Improvement
League havo stirred up tho subject,
Chief Clerk Hnsslngcr has brought tho
map out of cold storago, at tho request
ot Minister Young for Information.
Tho red lines marking tho proposed
widening havo grown dim. Whother
a commission on damages was over
appointed or did anything Is a ques
tion that Is relegated to tho historian.
Should tho Improvement bo sooner or
later scheduled for accomplishment,
it Is likely a commission will bo ap
pointed unbound to any former pro
cedure. DON'T PASS our OPERA GLASSES
for the World. They'ro mado by Lo
Malro. "Nuffsald." H. F.WICHMAN.
BARK KA1ULANI ON THE WAY
New Sblp for Hawaiian Trade Is
Left Sevall Shipyard at Bath,, Me., Jan. 17
Splendid Finish of Cabins-Toved to
New York Capt. Dabel.
Hath, Me., Jan. 17. Tho Sewall bark
Kalulanl left tills city at 12:20 p. m.
today In tow of tho tug Triton for New
York. Tho batk had her lower sails
bent so that In caso of a galo sho will
bo ablo to tako caro of herself. Few
prettier vessels than tho Kalvlanl have
over left tho Kennebec. Tho graceful
lines of her hull and her all and
heavy spars make In all a most perfect
Her masts are within a couple of
feet as tall as tho big' Sewall ships.
Tho bark Is built for speed and know
ing ones predict that sho has it. Car
penters and painters wero at work on
her yesterday putting on tho finishing
Her cabin is considered by many tho
finest ono that was ever built in any
sailing ship from this port. Finished
In highly polished oak with regular
solid brass car trimmings her cabin
resembles that of regular ocean lin
ers. All of her staterooms have every
convenience. They can nccommodato
sixteen passengers. As tho average
faro from San Frunclsco to Honolulu
is $10 (for which trudo she has been
built) her owners expect to realize not
n small sum for passengers alone In
tho run of a year.
Tho steam hoisting engine and boiler
for tho bark will not bo put in until
sho reaches San Francisco. It is ex
pected that tho Triton will tow her to
New York In nbout llfty hours.
After her sand ballast is discharged
she will take in GOO tons of steel rails
at Jersey City, tho balance of general
Tho bark Is officered as follows:
Capt. Dabel of San Francisco, enp-
taln, F. N. Stlnson of Arrowslc, first
muto; Steve Kingsbury of Bath, sec
ond mntc; Reuben Forest of Hath,
steward. Tho two latter will go ns tar
as New York only. For a crow, ion
riggers of this city havo also shipped
for tho run to Npw York.
If tho Kaiulanl pleases her San Fran
cisco owners, which sho Is almost cer
tain to do, and tho prlco of iron and
stcol goes back to Its normal prlco, no
doubt several moro of theso barks will
be built by tho Sowalls.
NOTHING DONE NOTHING.
Minister Young is unnoyol nt a
statement mado nt tho Hoard of Health
meeting to tho effect that nothing had
been dono toward carrying out tho ro
quest of tho Board of Health for tho
extension of tho scwerngo system. On
tho contrary everything that could
havo been done to date has been ac
complished. It wns published in tho papers somo
days ago that ino Exccutlvo Council
had authorized tho Minister of tho In
terior to call for tenders both hero and
on tho Mainland. Immediately after
tho passage of this voto. Mr. Edwards,
tho sanitary engineer, went to work
and kept nt It day nnd night getting up
plans and specification: for transmis
sion abroad with tho advertisement
for tenders. Although many business
men wero caught napping by tho ar
rival and departure of tho Coptic, not
so wns tho Minister ot tho Interior.
Tho completo set of documents rela
tive to tho extension of tho sewcrago
went forward by that steamer's mall.
QUICK WHARF PROGRESS.
Cotton Brothers & Company nro
rushing work on tho now Hawaiian
Government wharf out tho harbor pas
sago everything Indicates that
wnarf and shed will bo completed
within tho prescribed period ot thirty
days from signing tho contract. Al
ready flvo-elghths of tho piles nro dri
ven nnd capped.
Death of A. G. Sllva.
A. G. Sllva, aged 05, died of pnou'
mor.la at nls homo on Miller street, bo
twoen Punchbowl and Klmiu, this
morning. Da:ew.l camo from I'oitu
al ten (Mr ago t Up r qumi at 618
sons, two ot wh 'ii 'o lh H. Ernctt
Bllva of tha ForcuRinw) I'rotebtf.nt
church nnd A. O. Sllva, Jr., treaaurt-r
of tho Luflltana'Soclccy. Tho funeral
will tako piaoa from tho family resi
dence, this nfteriiw.i.
Police Court Notes
In tho Pollco Court this forenoon tho
following cases wero disposed of:
Puaa, larceny In tho second degrco,
nollo pros'd.; Pokuma, assault and bat
tery on Suck Tong et al., discharged;
Takesaka, violating Board ot Health
regulations, $10 nnd costs; Snlto and
Odn, samo chargo, $5 and costs; Uot
tomley, riding without a light, ball
TODAY'S PLAGUE SITUATION
Fourth Day Since Case of
Dr. Jobe Reports on Japanese at S. K.
Ka-lie's Place, School Street Place
Put Under Guard.
1:30 p. m. Thcro aro no now
cases posted on tho bulletin
board of tho Board of Health
today, but this morning Dr.
Jobo was called to the homo of
S. K. Ka-nc, School street,
and later reported at tho Board
of Health offlco that ho had
found a Japanese servant there
whoso caso should bo classifi
ed as suspicious. His tempera
ture was 101, pulse 120 and
feeble. Tho lymphatics in
both inguinal regions wcro ra
ther too prominent but tho Ja
panese stated that theso re
gions did not feel tender to tho
touch. A guard was Immedi
ately sent to tho Ka-no plnce
and tho Japanese was allowed
to remain there pending fur
Executive Not Acting.
At the Board of Health meeting yes
terday there was a discussion on tho
mntter of tho extension of tho sower
ago system already recommended to
tho Exccutlvo Council by tho Board.
Tho members had heard that tho Exc
cutlvo Council wns not doing any
thing with tho mntter and that this
body was disinclined to submit It to
the Council of Stato on the ground that
President McKlnley had not sent suffi
cient authority. Tho members felt that
the Exccutlvo should press this matter
ns It is one of vital Importance to the
health of Honolulu.
This matter has nlso been considered
by tho Citizens' Sanitary Committee
and thev too aro in favor ot action.
As a result of n dlecusslon at, a moot-!
Ing of tho commlttco yesterday after
noon n resolution to bo presented to
tho Exccutlvo was framed. In this tho
benefits of an extension of tho sewer
ago system wcro emphasized.
At Kerosene Warehouse.
On account of tho great diminution
hi size of tho number of people nt tho
Kakaako warehouses detention can p.
several of tho old hands will leave
thero today to it back to their various
posts of duty. Anion; Hihso aro As
sistant Superintendent McComo, ray
master Smithies, Mrs. Davidson, tho
nurse, nnd others.
Superintendent Atkinson huo teen red
a gramophone which ho takes to the
natlvo corral every day, mucn to tho
delight of the occupants.
Tho Spaniards from tho South street
tenement house nro now In a corral at
tho warehouso camp. They nro among
tho quietest and best behaved people
under Mr. Atkinson.
In a tug-of-wur contest In ono of
tho natlvo corrals yesterday several
money prizes wcro awarded tho win
ners. Perfectly Satisfied.
J. Monkhouse, ono of tho men from
Fowler's yard, called In nt this offlco
today and asked that something bo
said about tho perfect satisfaction of
tho seventy-flvo or more men from
Fowler's yard at their treatment in
tho drill shed camp. "Tho boys went
into tho drill shed Inst night and, al
though I had been quartered In tho
Wnverloy Club rooms for somo days, I
decided to go nlong with tho boys. Wo
wcro mado perfectly comfortable last
night. Our rooms wcro clenn nnd all
tho conveniences necessary wcro found.
Wo spent n good night and wero served
with n most excellent breakfast this
morning. Tho Board of Health nnd
tho men working for them ccrtnlnly
deserve tho greatest credit for tho ex
cellent work tlioy hnvo succeeded in
doing in so Bhort a ume."
Guard Didn't Do It.
Superintendent Atkinson, of tho
warehouso detention camp, Kakaako,
states that It was not posslblo that any
of his guards did tho shooting Thurs
day night that caused a bullet to pass
through tho houso of somo llawallans
near tho camp. Tho night beforo ho
anil n couple ot guards had gono up
to shoot somo ot tho dogs that wero
eating what they could pick up from
tho garbago dumped near tho camp,
but on Thursday night ovcry guard
was insldo tho camp.
To his cars, tho two shots fired
sounded ns if they camo from a car
bine. Late Deaths.
Carolina Gomez, femnlo Portuguese,
aged ono week, Inanition, Pnuoa, died
Ah Sara, male Chlneso, aged 01 years,
diarrhoea, Pnuoa, died Feb. 9.
Walter Fclraun, mnlo British, aged
1 years, gastro cnterltlB colitis, Ewn
plantation .died Feb. 9.
Kollikoa, malo Hawaiian, nged 85
years, lobar pneumonia, Kallhl road,
died Feb. 10.
Japanese, with tnles of woe, are fre
quenting the headquarters ot tho Citi
zens' Sanitary Committee. Women
with babies In arms aro crouching on
the cold pavement outside. One group
upstairs this afternoon consists of six
or eight fishermen, who only want a
plnce for sleeping and leave to resume
their accustomed toil. All of the ap
plicants for shelter nnd work aro peo
ple released from tho drill shed camp.
Probably before night somo arrange
ments will be made to get them under
Tho people of block 19, in which tho
Pantheon stables and saloon wero sit
uated, collected nt tho drill shed camp
last evening nt 7 o'clock In accordance
with tho Instructions of tho Board of
Health. Tho people from Fowler's
ynrd wero the first to enter. Then camo
n lot of Chinese nnd Japanese. The
people were nssigncd to their respec
tive rooms nnd made comfortable for
the night. Today all the arrangements
havo been completed and tho people
are perfectly comfortable.
Chinese Send Presents.
Appreciating tho kind treatment re
ceived nt tho hands of the men in
chargo ot tho kcroscno warehouse de
tention camp, several prominent Chi
namen sent In n lot of cigars and other
welcome presents to theso men today.
Theso wero accompanied by short notes
expressing their gratitude. The send
ing In of the presents was really llko
an old time hookupu.
Money for Chinese
Tho Chlneso Consul, Mr. Young Wei
Pin, has received through tho Board of
Health $191, amount donated .by tho
Walulua Relief Organization, which
has been given to tho United Chlneso
Society for distribution among thoso
who havo suffered by reason of tho
Death at Kallhl Camp.
Knmchuu, malo Hawaiian, aged 12,
Ucil nt tho Kallhl detention camp this
morning. Dr. Hoffman held a post
mortem nnd found that tho patient had
suffered from branchial pneumonia,
uowever. tho body wns cremated.
THE WHOLE TRUTH.
Editor Evening Bulletin: An edi
torial in tho Advertiser of Friday
quotes n very small portion of nn arti
cle that appeared In a French Cana
dian paper, said to bo an offlcinl organ
of tho Archbishop of Quebec, ns proof
that tho French of Canada aro bitterly
opposed to tno ritlsh campaign in
tho Transvaal ns well as disaffected
with British rulo In Canada. It tho
editor wero fully Informed regarding
tho article I am sure lie would havo
been honest enough to have added tho
1. The paper quoted from Is not nn
organ of tho Archbishop, further than
to be subject to the hierarchical cen
sorship that Is Imposed on tho Cath
olic press of Quebec, tl has words like,
"Published by authorization ot tho
Archbishop," on Its title headings, in
dicating simply that the paper Is not
under a ban.
2. l'ho paper Is a most obscure sheet,
published in a convent nnd not for
sale on any news counter outside. Its
editor is not n French Canadian, but a
lately arrived European.
3. Tho article was not original with
tho paper to which tho Advertiser
credits It. It wns adapted from an
article that appeared in a moro promi
nent Journal, long beforo tho Transvaal
war began and In connection with tho
Manitoba school question.
4. After tho passago quoted by tho
Advertiser which devoutly invoked tho
humiliation of tho British Empire, tho
nrtlclo proceeded to say that when that
consummation was achlovcd tho noxt
task of tho European continental pow
ers would bo to humlllato tho United
States. It represented tho Americans
ns tho bitter enemies of tho French Ca
nadians, and In fact bad an undcrtonn
of prophecy Indicating u dream of
French supremacy being restored over
, North America.
5. Tho article was promptly re
pudiated by tho Archbishop nnd de
nounced by many lending French pa
pers of Quebec.
Now, I havo not taken notice In tho
Canadian papers of whether any
Frenchmen aro enlisting for tho Trans
vaal or not. if thoy nro not, tho
omission makes no present dlffercnco,
as tho cream of Canada's young man
hood Is offering itself, at every re
cruiting office, In numbers manifolding
In this connection, I remember hav
ing publicly contradicted n statement
mado by tho Advertiser, tho tlrao of
tho last Rlel rebellion, that tho crack
French regiment of mtlltla In Mont
real had refused to go to the front
This I was confident In doing beforo
tho facts camo to hand. Tho ovent
Justified tho contradiction, for that
regiment did somo ot tho most brilliant
work In that campaign which was over
dono under tho British flag. And it
was against misguided warriors of
their own blood.
Question, "From what word of six
letters may ono bo taken, and yet eight
remain?" Answer" 'Height.' Tnko
away tho 'h' and you havo eight.' "
STORY OF KAUAI WHALE
Kauai People And Captain Tullet Cor
roborate Bulletin's Story.
Captain Mosher of Keauhou Was on Other
Side of Island -Japanese Sold $100
Worth ot Meat.
In tho Bulletin a few days ago was
published an artlclo glucand from a
most authentic source on tho stranding
of n wbalo on tho bench at Makaweli,
Kauai. Tho next day tho Star camo
out with a story by Captain Mosher of
the Keauhou in which that officer stat
ed it ns his opinion that tho crcaturo
was a grampus ubout twelve feet long.
How tho captain's eyesight could havo
been so good when ho was on the other
side of tho Island about llfty miles
away at tho time, Is a mystery that the
artlclo referred to does not attempt to
explain, nlthough It dwells on the grin
tho captain had on his face as ho haul
ed ulongsldo the Inter-Island wharf In
Today a communication was received
from Kauai stating that Mosher knew
nothing whatever of the occurrence at
Makaweli and was therefore not quali
fied to speak. Tho fncts woro Just as
set forth In tho Bulletin with tho ex
ception ot tho length ot the wliale
which was 35 feet by actual measure
ment nnd not to. At all events It wns
far removed from a grampus.
Captain Tullett of tho James Makco
tells tho following story: "1 was coast
ing nlong between Koloa nnd Makaweli
on the day that tho whale was strand
ed. My attention was called to a
school of whales, all 1 should say be
tween 35 and 10 feet long, evidently
playing In tho water very close In.
Some of theso Jumped clear out ot tho
water and falling, sent tip tremendous
volumes of water. Others dashed
nbout turning over on their sides and
going down head first. I should say
there woro a Half dozen in nil and
they remained in sight near tho coast
all day. No doubt the one stranded
nt Makaweli was ono of tho school.
"I havo it from people nt both Mnka
well and Walmea that the whalo was
35 feet long and that tho Japanese fish
ermen who killed it, sold $ldb worth of
tho meat. Tho struudlng of u whale
nt a place llko Mnkawcll Is not hard to
understand by thoso who have a know
ledge of that place."
HELPED MOKOMI OPIs
The captain of the Kuuul gives the
folowlng report of the rescue of tho
Left Honolulu, Tuesday, Feb. 0,
r.:ir p. m. At 9:15 o'clock was hailed
by steamer Talula off" Kauunkaknl.
She reported that the steamer Mokolll
was on the reef nt Kuhalcpalaoa, La-
nal. They stated that they wcro sent
i,y tho captain ot tho Mokolil to go to
Honolulu nnd notify tho Wilder Co.,
nlso to secure tho services of any
steamer they might meet on their way.
Wo went Immediately to Knhalcpaiaoa,
arriving nt 1:40 a. in., but it was too
dark to locato tho stranded vessel, sho
having no lights up. Then went to La
halna and landed mall, returning to
Kahalepalaoa at daylight. Tho Moko
lll was drawing tlirco feet of water and
five feet aft. At 0:30 had lines fast
but could not movo her, owing to low
tide. At 11 o'clock tho steamer arriv
ed, sho also taking hold. Tho com
bined efforts of tho two steamers could
not movo ber. It wns then high tide
large. At 10 o'clock that night both
steamers went ahead again full speed
nnd ut 10:33 tho Mokolil was towed
out into deep wator. Tho Kauai stay
ed by her all night, Intending to tow
her to Honolulu, but when tho steamer
Maul arrived with Captain Clnrk, they
decided that tho Mokolll should steam
to Honolulu alone. Tho Kauai then
went to Lahalna, arriving at 9:30 0. m.,
Tho Knlmlola was taken on tho ma
rino railway yesterday to bo cleaned
preparatory to using her us a coal
lighter. When placed on tho marine
railway her bottom was found to bo
covered with u growth of sponges,
moss nnd shells nbout ton Inches thick.
Tho sponges wcro of 110 uso on account
of tho constant contact of tho fresh
water from tho Nuuanu stream with
tho bottom of tho vessel, sho having
been in tho stream eight or nlno days.
However, tho coloring of tho sponges
was beautiful. Largo crowds collected
around to get n look nt tho old Hawa
iian man-of-war and a prominent pho
tographer was sent for to tnko n plc
turo of her.
When tho Bcraplng began, 11 largo
number of what Mr. Lylo thinks Is tho
pearl oyster, wcro scraped off. Peoplo
took thoso to their homes and many of
tho natives who wero on tho Bpot cook'
rd tho oysters for tho evening meal.
WEDDING STATIONARY, Engraved
H. V. WICnMAN,
THE MOST POPULAR CAPTAIN
Slmerson Takes the Lead With
Oyer 1200 Yotes.
Cameron Id Second Place While Clarke Makes
a Close Third -Voting Early and Often
How to Do It.
Captain Slmerson 13J0
" Cameron noo
' Clarke 1027
" Pcdersen 444
" ISruhn 137
" Freeman 110
" Samson ....; 8
" Thompson 6
Above is the standing of the con
test tip to Friday evening, February
9. As will be seen on comparing
with last week's list, there are sev
eral changes this week. Captain
Simerson, so far as public opinion
has yet registered itself, is the most
popular Captain of our island steam
ers. Captain Cameron has jumped
to second place, and Captain Clarke,
who was first last week, is now
third on the list. A new name has
appeared this week, Captain Bruhn,
and shows well in the list with 1 37
The friends of the various con
testants should keep well in mind
the opportunity to place their favor
ites in the lead by bringing in new
subscribers to lie Bulletin. At
tached to each receipt given to new
subscribers is a coupon entitling the
holder to cast a blocK ol votes tor
the Most Popular Captain. The
number of votes is determined by
the length ot the subscription, as
follows : .. , ,
I Month 40 Votes
3 Months 150 votes
6 Alonths 350 Votes
I Year 750 Votes
WOLTERS vs. REDWARD.
E. II. F. Wbltcr vs F. II. Rcdwnrd,
assumpsit, is tho latest case that bus
been filed In tho Circuit Court. Plain
tiff claims fir.9l.S0 with interest for
tho following reasons:
On November 10, 1892, there wn en
tered Into n certain bond of obligation
with defendant as principal and plain
tiff as surety with Hawaiian Lodge,
No. 21. F. & A. M.
Defendant had beforo Hint dato ot
this bond entered into a building con
tract with this lodge. Having failed
to fulfill ull that was required of him,
suit was Instituted by tho lodge, tho
court granting tho plaintiff Judgement
In tho sum of $1023.12 with Interest
from January 9, 1894, nttorney's com
missions nnd costs. This tho defen
dant, Reuwnrd, refused to pay.
Later the lodge demand payment
in full of .tho Judgement but finally
agreed to accept $1220 which tho plain
tiff paid by virtue of tho bond. This
was dono Juno 3, 1890.
Tho attorneys for tho plalntilt nio
J. Alfred Mngoon nnd J. M. Long.
The James Makeo arrived in port
this morning from Annhola where sho
was forced to load an account of tho
rough weather at Kapaa, her regular
port. Tho purser reports as follows:
Keauhou at Makaweli nwaitlng tho ar
rival ot tho Edward Mnyj schr. Thclps
taking in ballast preparatory to de
parture for tho Sound.
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