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THE EVENING BULLETIN: HONOLULU, H. I., THUKSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1900.
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With varioloid reported on Maul and
Kauai, tho people- of Hawaii may well
begin to wonder what they have done
that fate should deal bo harshly with
The criticism passed upon tho ut
tltude of tho government by various
member of the Legislature Is nn In
teresting demonstration of the una
nimous Mjpport It lecelves from le
jiresentntlvefi of the people.
If tho schools nro upeno I V the
IJoard of Education It should bo done
with tho understanding that tho tru
ancy laws are suspended. These are
days when tho parents bhoutd bo ficc
to decide whether tlu-V send their nil
ilrcn to school or not.
This overcrowding of homes fol
lowing tho relcas' of bundled of
Asiatics from tho detention ramps Is
tending toward tho citation of numer
ous "old Chinatowns." If now plnguo
content aro not establibhed Honolulu
may consider Itself thii beneficiary of r.
special dispensation oi Provldemv.
Labor problems arising at the denti
tion camps suggest that mollasses will
oatch moro flies than vinegar. These
pcoplo having been mado homeless
through no fault of their own, the gov
ernment is in duty bound to make pro
vision for them. This is likely to
be the final icsult If the authorities
hold to a stiff necked policy that will
result In nn appeal to 'Washington by
foreign leprcsontatlves. An nttempt
to force laborers to work on tho roads
will unquestionably result disastrously.
New Honolulu should demand that
lumber yards as well as stables (hull
not bo located In the center of tho
business district, with proper sew
age, the stables can be kopt In good
banltary condition, but the lumber
yards nro n constant source of danger
from (lie. A slight change of wind
during tho Chinatown flro was only
necessary to carry destruction into tho
midst of tho best business property of
tho city. Should tho lumber jnidn
once get started, tho chances favor the
city being swept by flrp from King
street to tho sea.
of the Government as Mr. Dolo or any
member of his Cabinet.
There Is nothing In the local consti
tution to suggcAt that legislative ses
sions are subject to the call of Presi
dent Dolo or nny other executive officer.
As representatives of tho people mem
bers of the Senate and Houso are In
duty bound to meet on the third Wed
nesday of every alternate February.
This Is what they aio elected for. Tho
ceremonies attending the opening ses
sions aro merely nddltlonnl frills In
terspersed which may add official im
portance to the legislative session, but
hnvo no bearing on tho relation of
legislators to their constituents or the
business of the country.
Under present circumstances, the
elective officers of Hawaii aro In exact
ly tho same position ns regards author
ity to act ob the executive officers of
the country. They hold their unices
and all their acts nro subject to the ap
proval of the President. Having failed
to receive instructions from the Presi
dent, cacli member of the Legislature
has to decide his course of duty for
himself. Ho Is answerable to his con
stituents and the President of the
United States. The opinion of the'
President of the Republic of Hnwall
has no bearing on the question of legis
The oppottuntty offered for Mr. Dole
to Ieni n the- pleasure of tho President.
The Chief Executivo having failed to
Improve the opportunity, members of
the Legislature arc In duty bound to
take some nctlon. That Mr. Dolo has
followed his usual courso of making a
mistake docs not relieve tho elective
ofllcpis from their responsibility.
Just opened, direct shipments from the manufacturers.
An invoice of
VsfFrench White China for Decorating.
The finest assortment ever exhibited in Honolulu, direct
Direct from the Fry Art Co.,
Fry's VitrHiable Colors In Powder.
Thirty thousand feet of
Picture Mouldings in the Latest Patterns.
Our selection of Pictures are the Latest from
Howard Hitchcock's Oils, Water Colors, of
Island Scenery and Fruits.
Chlnq Firing a specialty, at reduced rates.
Tne Latest in Lamp Goods.
BUSINESS MAKES DKMAND.
Senator Watei house raises an Inter
esting point In connection with the
legislative- situation. If tho Leglula
tuio Is no more, the Council of State
which Is a child of the Legislature, has
no source of authority s.w pt such
as may be received direct from the
President of tho United States. Since
the President has tho authority to tuin
tho whole system of government up
side down, Inside out and then set It up
again, It docs seem that tho Executive
Council has been very much asleep
during tho vacation peilod, whon, as
Air. Dolo put it. "tho Board of Health
is running tho government."
As Is tlio case with nil patron saints,
citations from the life of Gcorgo Wash
ington nro used to piovo the value of
every political dogma to which tho
events of later years have given rise.
Tho groat lesson of Washington's llfo
was his bteadfast loyulty to prlnclplo
throughout n peilod that tiled men's
souls. Washington's waa a character
of positive Americanism which left nn
Imlellblo stamp upon national politics.
It is to bo hoped that this posltlvo,
patriotic strength miy not only bo a
guiding prlnclplo of the pcoplo of this
newly Americanized domain, but nlso
that It may bo Infused Into tho olllclnl
llfo of tho territory.
Tho Bulletin falls to appreciate
wherein any member of tho Legisla
ture can throw tho responsibility for
fnlluro of tho legislative session upon
tho Executivo Council. That Mr. Dolo
has been slow in learning tho pleasure
of tho President In this connection is, to
bo suro, an ovldenco of a lack of fore
Jdght and tho usual policy of tho Exe
cutivo to nover do today what can bo
put off till tho morrow. This, how
over, has no particular bearing upon
tho Individual action of members of tho
Legislature, who are as much members
Provision for Uhlneso and Japanese
merchants is fast becoming a serious
problem which calls for posltlvo action
from tho authorities. The work thus
far has been carried on with the end
In view that tho plague Is to be
promptly "stamped out." Two months
hnvo passed and we nro well Into tho
third and tho plague Is still here. No
one can say when tho port will bo de
clared freo from infection. Business
Is at a standstill. Tho Asiatic mer
chants from whom n good portion of
Hawaii's population draw supplies are
not only forced out of business, but by
a resolution of the Hoard of Health all
Importations from Asiatic ports are
practically Bhut oft for nn lndeflnlto
On the face of It this situation can
not continue. Some provision must bo
made for opening up tho avenues of
trade, or Hawaii will forco upon tho
United States an interesting diplomatic
wrangle to say nothing of tho claim
for damages that will mako a draft on
the resources of tho local government.
Tho campaign conducted on tho basis
that a few weeks would seo tho end of
the difficulties must sooner or later bo
changed If tho situation does not In
tho courso of tho next fow weeks show
J.ocal merchants cannot be tied up
ndeflnltely, nor can the local govern
ment refuse to rccclvo Importations
from Asiatic ports that hnvo been
opened to trndo. Hawaii will not only
bo hold financially responsible for the
great quantities of freight now tied
up mid spoiling in quarantined ware
houses. It will also be held to answer
for blockading tho business operations
of Asiatic merchants. From tho pro
fessional standpoint thn present cam
paign can hardly bo Improved upon.
Business steps In and makes demands
which must bo recognized. Tho com
munlty nnd government hnvo to make
up their minds to pay for losses suffer
ed, dollar for dollar, and mnlntnin
destltuto pcoplo nt public expense. If
palgn continues. Aro tho pcoplo pre
pared to pay tho price Decision upon
tho exact lino of action for tho futuro
cannot bo mado In a day, but tho situ
ation Is such ns to cnll for the serious
deliberation of tho authorities.
The Pacific Hardware Co,
AS TO COUNCIL OF STATE
lirltitih Traitors Shot.
A correspondent of tho Globe, wilting
from Enslln, on November 21, says:
"Did you hear about that stnt Ion mas
ter at tlio Orango river? Ho has been
shot, nnd serves him right. Ho had
been telegraphing to tho Boers nil our
movements and nrrlvnls In camp, nnd
ho was found out qulto by accident.
An offlccr ono night whllo on outpost
duty caught two Boer spies, who told
him thnt they knew everything about
us, how many troops arrived In camp,
and In fact everything thero was to
know thnt would kill us. Tho officer at
first poohpoohed this, but when they
wero taken boforo tho General they
told tho samo talo, and added it enmo
from the station. Wo wero nil stag
gered nt this as you can guess, nnd the
stntlonmastcr was wheeled out and
questioned, and tho fellow confessed
anu sain the tolegraph clerk trans
mitted tho messages. Tho dirty de
linquents, they wero both Englishmen,
can you bellovo It? I cannot They
wero speedily tried, and before tho day
was out tho statlonmastcr was shot,
howling for mercy. Tlio telegraph clerk
was sent down to Capo Town, whero ho
will get thrown Into prison."
An attempt was mado yesterday af
ternoon nt tho Instnnco of Attorney
General Cooper, to bring about a meet
ing of tho Senate. Geo. Manson, clerk
of the Senate, tried to notify tho Sena
tors in town, succeeding so far as to
reach J. A. McCandless nnd J. N.
Wright, whom ho Induced to meet with
Henry Wnterhouso nt tho olllco of tho
Inst-named. President Wilder, adher
ing to tho opinion ho had given to tho
Bulletin, declined to nttend the meet
ing. Organization wns not attempted by
the tlireo Senators. They agreed that
tho responsibility did not rest with the
Legislature for delinquency of tho
regular session prescribed by the laws
of tho Republic of Hawaii. It was re
garded aB very peculiar, to say tho
least, for President Dole's law adviser
to come In nt the twelfth hour with a
recognition of tlio prlnclplo that the
Legislature still held offlco under
President McKlnley's order.
Senator Wnterhouso said this morn
ing that tho least President Dole or the
Executivo Council should havo done
was to consult tho President of the
Senate. Tho presiding officers of both
branches of the Legislature had, on tho
contrary, been completely ignored. If
tho Government construed President
McKlnley's order nil along ns they ap
peared to do now, they should have
given tho Legislature timely notice for
assembling on the day appointed, even
If but to adjourn from day to day until
specific Instructions were received from
Tho Senator In con voi nation with a
Bulletin repoiter, Inning tho Constitu
tion In lefeience, seriously doubted the
stuudlng of tho Council of State. At
all ecnlK, Its tenuio of olllco was
strictly dependent upon that of tho
Lcglslatuic, so that unlcfs tho Legis
lature is still lu office tho Council of
Stnto Is a dead Institution. Sections 2
and 3 of Article SI of the Constitution
"Section 2. The Council of State
shall be elected and appointed during
the Hist session of the Legislature; nnd
at each regular session held thereafter.
"Section 3. Tho term of olllco of tho
members thereof bhall cxplro at tho
end of each regular session of the
Legislature held after their election."
Section 1 makes five members of the
Council of Stnto nppolntlvo by tho
President, and llvo by each branch of
tho Legislature, making fifteen in all.
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A special invitation is extended to everybody to visit Ho
nolulu's most delightful residence site
Kaiulani Drive aptly termed, the Via Maxima or Grand
Boulevard, and in itself an artistic piece of engineering affords
easy access to all points, as also scenic and marine views of
exquisite grandeur at every turn.
Contracts have been let for material, and3 the work of
construction, equipping and installation placed! in the hands of
a competent electrical engineer to be fully completed by June
1st. Having an independent power plant we are prepared to
furnish electric power for lighting, heating and other purposes,
to our home builders at most reasonable rates.
Our reservoirs are now completed and waterfmains laid so
as to supply each lot. Permits for making wateri-connections
will be granted on application.
An inspection of the attractive homes now building, or
the names of purchasers of lots, will convince anyone that
PACIFIC HEIGHTS is the choicest and most select:of alljthe
residence sites of Honolulu.
For further information,
the office of
prices, terms, etc., apply
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luu Agricultural Corn
Notice Ishereb- 'Iven that an assess
ment of Go per cent nas been levied upon
the 10,000 shares, new Issue, of the Wal
tlua Agricultural Cj , Ltd., and that the
same will be due and payable at the office
cf Castle & Cooke, Ltd., Jan. 15, 1900.
Secretary Walalua Agr'l Co., Ltd.
8ST Remember we have the Knox
Agencv for Men's Hats and are Sole Agent
for Dr. Delmel's Linen Mesh Underwear.
Mechanic' Home, enruor Hotel and
Nuuanu street, lodging oy at, weak
or month. Terms: 25 and CO cent
per night 91 and f 1.25 per week.
Notice ol Assessment!
Notice Is hereby given that the eighth
lpessment of ten (10) per cent on the
(. v.1 stock ol the HONOLULU RAPID
TRANSIT AND LAND CO. will be due
and payable to J. H. Fisher, treasurer, 411
Fort (upstairs), Honolulu, on the 1st day
February. The shares upon which as
essment may remain unpaid after thirty
days from said date, will be declared de
linquent. J. A. GILMAN,
Secretary H. R. T. & L. Co.
Honolulu, Feb. 1, 1000. 1419
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