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Tucsday, March 27.
The Council of Stale ncssum yester
day was utu tided by President Dole,
MlntatciB j3. A .Mott-Smlth, A. Young,
B. M. Damon and It. E. Cooper, Coun
cillors A. 0. M. Uobertson, S. K. Ka-nc,
W. F. Allen, John Ena, J. L. KauloUou,
I C. Jones, 1'. It. laenberg, John Nott,
J. A. Kennedy, M. A. Qonsalvcs, W. C.
Achi, M. 1'. Uoblnson ami C. Uoltc.
Secretary Manson called the roll and
read tho minutes of last meeting.
Mr. Jones presented n report from
tho Finance department commlttco on
Hems icfcrred to them, which, on mo
tion of Mr. Iscnberg. seconded by Mr.
Aclil, was laid on tho (able to bo con
sidered with the bills. Tho report cited
an Increase of 4,711,220 pieces of mall
matter handled by tho postal bureau
In 1S9S-99 over tho number In 1S9G-7.
A tabic was also given showing an
enormous Increase In tho work of the
customs bureau. Last month there was
but one customs guard to eight ves
Hols In Honolulu harbor. An addition
al pilot for this port Is recommended.
Salaries for tho two new ofuces of first
and second assistant harbor masters,
$150 and $100 a month respectively,
were recommended to bo appropriated.
Mr. Uobertson presented a report
from tho Judiciary commlttco on the
Item for payment of maintenance of
certain Chinese. In quarantine who
wore afterward sent back to Clma
Tbo commlttco went Into tho history
of tho caso to show that tho expense
was entirely due to tho action of the
Federal authorities. Therefore tho Ha'
wallan Government was not responsi
ble for It, and tho commltteo reoom
mended that tho Item be Indefinitely
postponed, on motion of Mr. Robctt
uon, seconded by Mr. Knulukou, tho
report was adopted.
Tho Flnanco committee's report was
taken up ami tno following Items pass
Salailcs and commissions of deputy
ax assessors and collectors, unpaid
Dinmlsslons, Hawaii, 1899, $3381.32.
Salaries and commissions of deputy
i ix assessors and collectors, $25,000.
l'ay of mall carriers, unpaid pay
ills, 1899, $10.
Salary of post olllco clerks 1 at $75
mouth, 2 at $70, 2 at $.'00 and 3 ui
Minister Damon, In answer to Air.
taulukou, explained that clerks of dlf-
jrout races were employed to side tho
Uxed population; tho rate of pay whs
ot discriminative of races, and there
itad been no difficulty In filling any of
ho places at the salaries paid.
Mr. Jones further explained that tho
low clerks were to tako tho places of
itro helper ihut liml hltlicito to be
omployed in the stress of business,
legular clerks would bo apt to become
noro proficient than casual helpers, so
.bat the community ought soon to
jcnctlt by a quicker distribution of
Mr. Kaulukoii still desired to learn I
about tho relatlvo pay of clerks who I
ad been employed a long time, .is ho
understood thcro had been complaints.
Mr. Jones believed thcro was no need
to spend mucn time on postal items,
s probably beforo ninety days tho
post otllco and custom house would bo
taken over by tho Federal authorities.
Then tho Hawaiian taxpayers would
have no moro Interest in the mutter
beyond tho elllciency of tho service.
Pay of postmasters, $15.f20.
Pay of mall carriers, $9,003, tho com
mittee recommending only $0,000.
Messrs. lscnberg nnd Knulukou sup
ported the larger amount, which passed
by six to flvo votes.
Pay roll pilot's boat unpaid 1S99,
l'ay of customs guards nnd Inspec
tors, Hawaii, unpaid 1899, $210.-5.
Instead of salary ono entry elork,
$-400, tho commlttco recommended
salary of bookkeeper nt $130 u month,
NCOO, which can led on division.
Salary of ono statistical clerk. 52400.
Salary of one pilot, $4800.
Pay of assistants, customs ware
Pay of customs Inspector), Honolulu,
Pay of customs guards, Honolulu,
l'ay roll, pilot boats, $7000. tho com
initteo recommending $3000. I-atto:
amount passed. '
On this Item tho Minister of Finance,
answering questions, expressed the
hope that pilotage, would remain n lo
cal Hottrco of rovenuo' after Federal
acquisition nt tho customs.
Pay of assistant guardj, all ports,
Salary of- collector, Lnhalna, $1000.
Commlttco recommended $ilC0, Mr.
Jones explaining that tho business wad
light nnd tho servico done by a neltool
Mr. Damon suppotted tho original
item, supported by Mr. taimberg and
Minister Cooper, on tho grounds of In
creasing business nnd tha deali ability
oi iinving it properly uono.
PnBscd nt $000.
Balmy of collector, Hrinn, $1000, com
mllteo recommencing $C00 und so c.ir
jried, Pay of customs guards for Lftnalnn,
Knhulttl and liana, Maul. $0000,
Salnry of collector, Molokal, $720.
Amended, on motion ot Mr. Jones,
Pay of customs guards and Inspec
tors, Molokal, $000.
Pay of customs gunrds nnd Inspec
tors for HIlo, Ilnnolpti, Mnhukonn and
Kfillun, Hawaii, $3000.
Amended, on motion of Mr. Jones,
Salary of collector, Walraca nnd Ko
Mr. Jones moved $C00 as recommend
ed by tho commlttco, $400 bolns al
rcady appropriated. Mr. nobertson
moved to strike out tho item.
Minister Damon supported tho Item
us in the bill. There was likely to be
n - .
Mr. Robertson thouRlit IT ono salar
was to bo increased on account of more
woil;, many othcis ought likewise to
bo Increased. Ho understood, now-
ever, that such was not tho policy of
Mr. Kna thought thcru was not like
ly to bo much shipping at Wnlmrti In
future. Alexander &. Ualdwln wero
trying to cancel their charter of tho
itcamcr Charles Nelson. Direct ship
ments wero more expensive than send
.ng tho sugar to Honolulu.
Passed at $000.
I'ay of customs guards nnd Inspec
tors, Knual, $2400.
Salaries two assistant harbor mas
ters, Honolulu, $1800. Commlttco re
commended ono salary of $1G0 and ono
jf $100 a month, $0000, which amount
-arrlcd seven to six.
Mr. Kennedy having declared the
need of nsslstnnco as tho way tho
wharves wero clogged up was n dis
grace, Minister Damon warmly denied
such a condition since ho took charge
of the matter three months ago.
Mr. Jones moved a reconsideration of
tho vote, as tho wording of tho com
mittee's report was held not- adopted.
This having carried ho moved to pass
tho item as recommended by the com
mittee. Minister Damon thought ho
should liavo some, discretion In allot
ting tho salaries, whereupon Mr. Jones
declaimed against any Jewing down of
competent men. At present tho har
bor master had to work day and night,
nnd had no Sunday.
Tho item passed as In tho bill.
Salary of Inspector Chinese nnd Ja
panese Immigration, $3000. Commlt
teo recommended $150 n month, or
$3000 for tho period.
Minister Damon said thcro was a
good man now In the olllce and ho un
derstood would stay for tho present
salary. Ho had desired to dispense
with tho olllce, but tho Collector Gen
eral nnd U. S. Inspector J. K. Drown
had urged its necessity.
Mr. Uobertson thought If It was a
Federal matter It ought to bo dropped.
Passed as in tho bill.
Pay of Chlncso nnd Japanese Inter
Passed ns In tho bill.
Adjourned nt 4 : -1 0.
Wednesday, Mnich 2t
At yesterday's session of tho Coun
cil of State wero present: President
Dole, Minlsteis Mott-Smlth, Young,
D.tnion and Cooper; Councillors Ison-
bcrg, Achi, Enn, Allen, Ka-nc, Gonsal-
ves, Robertson, Kennedy, Nott, Gear,
Jones, uoblnson and Knulukou,
Minister Mott-Sml'.h praeutrd a peti
tion sent to htm, with u letter, by tbo
Japancbo consul. It wus trom 875 Ja
panese sufferers by tho Chinatown lire,
praying to ho exempted from taxation
for this year, it wai referred to tlis
. Mr. Gear nsked for moro time for
tho committee on Interior department
Items In reporting progress,
Mr- Robertson nsked if tho
teo could fix a time for reporting. It
it wero not to bo soon, tho Council
might ns well adjourn. Tho members
wero losing much time from their pri
Tho President also questioned tho
chairman. If a report could nut bo giv
en soon, tho Council might adjourn (or
a few days.
Mr. Gear answered that tho commlt
teo could report now If necessary
simply recommending that tho items
pass, but thoy desired to give an Intel
ligent report. They wero working two
or three hours dally.
Minister Young testified to tho In
dustry of tho committee, which was
going to tho bottom ot things.
A discussion ensued to ascertain If
there was anything clso ready that
could bo taken up.
Attorney General Cooper brought up
the deferred Item of $10,000 for Jail
ers, guards and lunns of prisoner. Tho
object was to prevent tho necessity of
sending prisoners down to Honolulu
from tho Island ot Hawaii. After con
sultation with tho Mnrshal, he was
prepared to say that $300) would do
just now, and ho moved that this
amount pass. In answer to Mr. Ken
nedy ns to economy, ho said that tho
Idea was not so much to dlvldj up tho
prisoners nlrendy on Hawaii, but lo
form moro camps go .13 lo keep Hawa
ii's own prlsonors on that Island.
Mr. Uobertson thought tho explana
tion was lusufllclcnt. It had been
tho custom for years i keep tin pris
oners sentenced on Ilawnll nnd Maul
for work on thoso lalnndi. Tho only
way to get moro prisoner, ho nnsworud
n remark of tho Aorucy General, wn,
to put moro mm In Jail.
A pending motion to strike out was
lost, and tho Item pauwd a .5lo0.
Mr. Knulukou preeire.l n question
as to whether Hi-j Ex:uuiivo had con
sldcied tho claim fjr salary of Henry
Zerbe, which tho S'iproiin Court re
commended should ho paid.
rrcstuent Uoio sa d not vet. but It
would probably bo considered nt to
morrow's meeting ot tho Executlvo
On motion of Mr. Robinson Itnnis for
tho Foreign Affairs and Public Instruc?
lion departments were considered, nnd
Items passed as below;
Hand, unpaid claim ot 1S91-2, $1S0.C0.
Unpaid bills Hawaiian Consulate.
San Francisco, $120.
Unpaid bills Diplomatic and Consular
Service 1899. $24.80.
Unpaid bills Relict Hawaiian Sea
men 1899. $C78.C00.
Unpaid bills Support of Military
Minister Mott-Smlth explained fl.o
meaning ot so many unpaid bills In
answer to Mr. Knulukou.
Considerable discussion took plnco
on tho Items for tho relief of sentnon,
the Minister telling of tho naso where
in tho charge was incurred- a seaman
from a Hawaiian vessel Kent, to hosnl-
lnl.jyIthanJnrurnblo dlseiisa in San I
law on the particular cnao, tho United
States liMiluc law was foilow'u.l by tho
Unpaid bills Foreign Office Inciden
tals ls99, $2.50.
llcllcf of Hawaiian Seamen, J 1000.
Mr. Jones asked If In fiitup. ihero
would be any Hawaiian icarni'ii. With
in 90 days thoso vessels would cease to
j Minister Cooper replied on tho Fame
principle- ns tiny wero malting nrpio
i prlatlons for the custom houao nnd post
' ofllcc. 'I ho Item was InUndoel not onl
for San Francisco but ports the world
I Mr. Kn.ilukou thought tho item not
largo enough, slnco San Finnclsco had
i conu short last year.
Mr. Robinson said tho Item was In
tended to cover tho interim until
Amerlcnn law comes Into force, r.nd
moved tho Item pass.
Mr. Jones moved to c"ianno the ob
ject to "indigent Hnwa'ians abroad,"
but was Inrotmcd they w:nj dealt with
elsewhere. Tho speaker told of an up-
plication for relief ho had received
from a Hawaiian woman who belonged
to the Wild West show
Tho Kern passed.
Expenses funeral Princess Kntuhini,
Mr. Robinson cited bills of V'C-i 00
not Included, nnd mow, I tc make the
Messrs. Knulukou nnd Ach! both '''in
tended that tho Government made It
self responsible for thy blll'i of mer
chants, which Premium Dole Mronu
ously denied. It wits d'ntliully stated
nt tho time, nnd put In tho receipts,
that tho Government Incurred no re
sponsibility for bills beyond the
Tho amendment carried.
Expenses Hawaiian Exhibit nt Paris,
Mr. Kennedy asked If there was any
knowing how this money was to be
.Minister Mott-Smlth Raid tho expen
1 dltures thus far were n little moro than
I $9000, for collecting exhibits. Ho cx
i plained tho scopo of tho display to bo
I macd at Paris. Economy had been
subserved by causing tho different de
partments to contribute to the Hawa
I Han exhibit. Owing to tho quarantine
' here the sending of the articles had
been delayed, nut tho management had
granted until after May to Install tho
Mr. Kennedy asked If the Hawaiian
ni tides had not been cast Into n ne
glected corner nt tho previous Paris
exposition. On President Dole's ans
wering that this was a mistaken im
pression, Mr, Kennedy asked of what
benefit tho representation at P.ul.i
would bo to this country.
President Dole, answering questions
In Hawaiian by Mr. Kaulukou. Kavo
some Information about tho collection
obtained especially for Paris nnd other
articles from tho Omaha exposition :o
lid forwarded. Ho nlso replied to Mr.
Kennedy as to tho advantages to bo
expected. Some people might regard it
as sentimental, but tho United State1)
Government was eager to havo a dU- ,
play of products of the new posso-
slons. Tho business men composing
tho Chamber of Commerce evidently
believed the expenditure would havo
good results In advertising the Islands.
Mr. Allen spoke of tho expenditure
being In the responsible hands ot W.
G. Irwin, who as commissioner would
undoubtedly render an account.
Mr. Gear questioned whether the
Item came under the character of emer
gency. Tho Item passed.
Mr. Gear asked If the Kxccutiv 1ml
received any further communication
fiom Washington which might uno.v
new light on the authority of ihr Coun
cil of State.
President Dole replied Hint he had
received a letter from Sswetaiy U:ty
confirming his previous telegram and
enclosing a copy of same. This lettor,
pet haps, made the power of lhe Coun
cil of State nariowcr than had btvn
Mr. Kennedy remarked that then the
President meant to say line Scietnry
nay confirmed the tolLvam
by official Delegate Ilartwell.
Tho President promised to produce
tho letter if desired at next meeting.
Unpaid bills Industrial and Reform
School 1899, $43.37.
Unpaid bills Industrial nnd Manual
Training 1899, $0.25.
Mr. Kennedy ridiculed iho placing of
such an Item In the bill.
Mr. Isenberg moved tha Horn pass,
and so It did.
Unpaid bills Dook Fund IS9!,. $98.40.
Unpaid bills Stationery and Inciden
tals 1899, $971.33.
'Unpaid bills Ropalrlns School
Houses 1899, $5.75,
Unpaid bills Furnitmo and Fixtures
New School Hous!3 and Teachers'
Oahu, contract, 1HH, $7974; Oahu,
architect's bill, 1891, SMiWd; total,
Maul, contract. 1M1. $.'$.10: Hawaii.
contract, 1899, $1500: Iiavnll, Miudiy
bills, 1S99. $13C.U; to.nl. K'iUI.
Expenses luditsit.nl mid .Manual
Hook Fund, $1000. The conimlttoa
recommended $8000. cvp'jl.iliu that It
was an Investment, na Mie book'i wero
sold to the pupils of oehn-;a.
Minister Mott-Smlth, on a question
between the Item in t'n bill and an
the committee rceonn.enJod, iri;ued
for the larger amount
Passed at $S000.
Stationery nnd IncMp.itaR $1000
Ilepalt Ing School II vii a. $30uo. Tho
committee recommended doubling llm
amount, ns resources f'.r tula purpoaa
had always been niggardly.
Minister Damon moved to InRert
"and additions." but Minister Mott
Smlth considered "repairs" stiiTlclent
Tho larger amount would not go Inr
In additions. Finally liuwtr, ho
was convinced that His amendment
really gave him additional dlsceiHon.
The amendment carried and tho item
passed nt $10,000,
idiifcirtii t - f..rMtMX
committee's recommendation ot $1000
Mi. UobltiBon inovsd tno Inseitlon of
$35uu for lleretuula atroot school out-
nouses and grounds. Carried.
Minister Cooper mouil to Insert In
Attorney Geiieiuis items Suppott and
Maintenance of Prisoner, unpaid bins.
ls'JU, J1-0.&0. This would bo tho only
iiimuld bills Item in hU duiurimeut.
Cat i led.
Depnitmcut of Education Iteni3 in
Act 3 wero taken up with lemilla us
'liuvellng Expenses, inapcctoi Gen
Minister Mott-Smlth ttelndcd tho
Item against a motion to strike nil
mado by Mr. lscuberg.
Mr. lscuberg said he kuew it wna
scarcely appropriate to consider the
Itnrann tint til rrifnttlpd tlwi Inmim
I bent's Inspection about as valuable as'advantngo will bo taken of tho bases
1 would bo Inspection by tho speaker j for experimental Inquiries In ngrlcul-
j Minister Young supported tho item,
' holding tho person In tho unttur was
, not for consideration.
I Mr. Gear said that ho bnll-vcd ho was
responsible for having thoso items
placed in the original bill nt last
Legislature. It was Intended that u
normal Ihstructor was to go about,
staying it need bo so mo daya nt one
place. Ho would bo in favor ot lidding
tho amount ot this Item to tho next
Item, that of $100 for traveling expen
ses of the normal instructor.
Tho Item passed.
Traveling expenses, Normal Instruc
tor, $400. Passed.
Support of Public Schools, pay roll,
Minister Mott-Smlth gave explana
tions in answer to Mr. Kane. Tho per
manent appropriation was l.'iJ.OOO, but
the pro rata from that was fur short of
tho increased growth ot tho bchouls.
Fully$20,000ii month was required now.
in asking tho additional amount It wus
not Intended to mnko any Increase of
salaries, although many teachers wero
entitled to rnlscs untied tho regula
tions. Mr. Jones thought the Increase ot the
nppiopiiatiou too gnat, it see-med to
mean $5000 a mouth more than wa
itqulrcd nt tho present moment.
Minister Mott-Smlth explained that
the department u.is drpilved of the
bin plus It had huabiiidcil, by the lupje
of tho biennial peuod. The present
expenditure of $20,000 a month was
down to bedrock. In ainiwer to Mr.
Hear he said no provision was made in
these bills for new t)!'iuolhousc3, fur
lliei, he had nut considered n:'V
Hthuulhouses ns coming under the
ehaiautcr of emergency.
Mr. Gear '1 hey uio nol sudi a no
rcssity as the exhibit at I'aris. (Laugh
ter.) The Item passed.
Mr. lscuberg, seconding a motion of
Mr. Robeitson to adjoin n till Tliuts
day, expressed his senso nt responsi
bility as a member ot tho commlttco
on Intel lor Items. They must not be
pushed, and they would render a re
port that would satisfy the Council.
Mr. Robertson- had i:n intention
, when referring to that er.mmlttoo pre
viously, of making n i reiicctlons.
But, according to Soirnlirv Iluy's ul3
patch, tho appropriations nuw being
mado would be void after thu approval
of the Hawaiian territorial bill.
President Dole said tho territorial
bill would not go into effect for sixty
dayo after approval.
Mr. Robertson read Secretary Hay'
telegram stating that tho Council of
Stato had power to make appropria
tions until the passage of tho terrltoi
lal bill by Congress, which tho sneaker
said would bo a few day? utter Apt II
I Mr. Gear consldeie.l that from the
I powcis of tho Council of Stnte confer-
cd by tho Hawaiian constitution they
had no authority for pa3slu? the pres
ent appropriation bills, ami In view ot
the fact that tho letter received by the
Minister of Foreign Affairs from Mr.
Hartwcll, ns published In tho morning
paper, stated that the much talked of
I tclrgiam had been wilttcu by Hi?
Official Delegate h'uu-oK, he did not
ue"cvo tnat tno language ot said tele
gram uau any torce wnaiuvcr in grant
ing further powers to tho Council ot
State. Just before the paiUig of tho
Huwallan bill by the Suunt.! nn amend
ment was Inserted giving to President
McKInlcy full power to make appro
priations for tho Ilaniili.in Islands un
til a Legislature 3hould convene. Ho
believed that PreslUdit McKlnlry, un
der such power, would npproprlato any
Items that might Ijo recommended by
the Executive Council and tho Council
of State. Ho therefore held Hint the
Councillors wcio not vastlng their
time, nnd moved mljjitrr.nion; till Fri
This motion carriu-1 and tho Council
adjoin ned nt 3:15.
WIPE OUT KAHULUI.
Wulltiku, March 21. It Is now defi
nitely understood that Kahulul town Is
a thing of the past.
The Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar
Co. la buying out small property hold
eis In Knhulttl, Only lh4 warehouses
for storing MiE'ir will remain tuul
other necessary buildings,
Kahulul residents will havo to move
out to either Mnkawao, Putiucno or
Wnlluku. Tills is dono with a view
to protect tho sugar Interests in times
of plague, so that no moro quarantlno
will hnmpcr Hie loading ot Htigar on
vessels nt Kahulul harbor.
Tun3d,iy, March 27.
The statement of the Honolulu In
vestment Co., Ltd., for the period end
ing Dec. 31, 1899, has been issued to
stockholders. The showing made Is a
particularly good one. the net earn
ings ot the company having been 12
per cent per annum on tho average,
capital invested. Iho company owns
real cstato to tho nmount of $39,875.12,
stocks $16,538.23 and $3,900 on loans.
Tho treasurer's balance nt tho end of
the period was $5,200.21. The com
pany's real estate Includes some of the
best business and residence property
of tho Islands, and Its stock purchases
tvAAAy .- rfw, Arfv.M
fl I y(pcl frnni Wmci.Iiii inn
Lcntol UUiU II QOUlllfjlUll j,
AWAtt.q FXPnniMfJNT STAriON
AWA11 a lxi luimlm tUAiiuw.
I (Special to tnu llulictUi.j
Washington, D. C, March I). lhe
rcpoit of the Secrctaiy of Agrlctiltuio sources that tho Joint High Cotnmla
upon tho operations of the United slon will assemble In the Immediate
Sialcs Experiment stations for tho future to consider questions of great
last ilscat year was suoniitted to Con- importance, Including tho formication
gicss today. , of thu Nleaiaguau Canal and the poa-
ln rcfcicnco to the Experiment Sta- siolo icllnqulshmcnt of a small strip
Hon In llnwuii tho report says: of Alaskan territory to tho Urltlsh
"Tho Experiment Station nt Hono- Government. It has not been deter
lulu, maintained by the Hawaiian Su-' mined whether the meeting will be
gar PlnnterB' Association, has con- in Washington or Ottawa, nor Just
tinned to bo successfully contiuctcd whero the Commission will bo conven-
durlng tho past year. It is Hoped that
tural development in theso Islands
thus laid by local cntcrprlso and that flpi tho statement of Sir Wilfrid Lau
tho United States Government wilt j rler, made in tho Canadian Parliament,
speedily supplement tho efforts of the that the Commission will soon bo call-
peoplo of theso islands in this dlrcc-
Hon ns It has done In tho States and
Reviewing the work of tho Hawa
iian station tho report recites:
"Tho Hawaiian Station was estab
lished In 1895 by tho sugar planters ot
tho Hawaiian Islands. It is under the
the auspices of tho Government ot Ha-
wall, but docs not recclvo any support
inereirom. ino Btation stall com
prises n director nnd chemist, two as
sistant chemists, ana n field assistant.
Tho work of the station has Included
the physlclnl and chemical examina
tion of tho soils of the Hawaiian Isl
ands and a study of the lavas from
which theso soils have been derived;
Invcstlgntlons regarding tho fertilizer
requirements of different soils; studies
of soil evaporation and plant trans
portntlon ns relating to Irrigation;
variety, fertilizer and culture experi
ments with sugar cane; investigations
on tho manufacture of sugar; studies
of the economic plants ot tho Islands;
and experiments with reference to tho
Introduction of now plants. A bulle
tin on the lavas and soils of the Ha
waiian Islands nnd a leport on the
work of tho stntlon for 1899 havo been
rccolved during' tho past year."
J. A. DRECKONS.
CAHLC TO HAWAII ONLY.
Washington, March 20. Tho Senate
Committee on Naval Affairs today
agreed to report tho bill for a Puiihc
cable which Senator Halt was outhor
ized to drnft at tho lat a salon of the
commltteo, nnd tho report was inter
presented to the Sena;. Tho bill pro
vides for n present etblo only to Hono
lulu, but declares n purposj to extend
it In the future, the flt section lead
ing as follows:
"That to tho end or establishing
hereafter telegraph communication be
tween the United Statea arsd tho Philip,
plno Islands and Japan, undor the wa
ters of tho Pacific ocean, thcro shall be
constructed under ho supervision of
tho Secretary of tho Navy a sutmarino
telegraph cable or cables, and connect
ing land lines from the city of Sab
Francisco, Cal to tho city of Honolu
lu, over such routo as may bo deemed
by the Secretary of tho Nnvy to bo the
Three million dolin.M la appropilated
for tho work, and furt'.ur survtya are
authorized to dctermlno tho moat prac
ticable routo. Tho Secietnry la em
powered to cause plans to bo prcpaied
Immediately upon tho passngo of tho
act and to employ isaval vcayels, if
necessary, in tho const) uctloi.. The
control of tho cable, when comploted,
is to bo transferred to tiio Postmaster
A new provialou in the bill requires
thnt "tho cables, wires and other in
struments materials and appurtenan
ces necessary in tho work of laying
the cablo shall bo of Amerlcnn manu
facture, provided that it can bo pro
cured at a cost not exceeding 12 per
cent abovo what It could bo procured
iur 111 ioreign marKets,
Senator Halo presented a written
report to accompany tho bill In which
ho said: "Tho Incro-islug buslnesa of
tho United Statea upon tho Pacific
ocenn has for years drawn men's at
tention to tho advisability of an ocean
cablo between our wiaiern coast and
some point on tho Asiatic shores. The
annexation of the Hawaiian Islnnds
has added to this feeling und tho com
mlttce has felt itself jun.lfled In report
ing a bill which provides for 1 cable
which, if built, will bo the bcglnulng of
a trans-Paciilc submn'lii'j cable. It U
believed by tho commlttco that tho
provisions nro amplo to sccuro tho
work by prlvato enterprise, while leav
ing tho general charge with tin- (lav.
ernment nnd tho ownership tho-. when
completed. At any rare tho experi
ment will bo tried Ii tfi building n.
tho shoit end of thu lino from San
Francisco to Honolulu, und rur future
course can bo governed by Hn r-.tnirl
enco gained in this wo- k. It Is believed
that the coat of tho lino between the
two places named will not. bo fur fiom
$3,000,000, nnd should tho bill become
a law ut the present s cnlni cf Con
gress it is hoped that tho work may bo
under way within a year."
Washington, March Id. Lieutenant
Victor Blue of the Inttlcshlp Massa
chusetts, now lying at tho Drooklyn
Navy Yard, was detached today nnd
ordered to proceed it once to tho P,i
clflc Coast and thei'i leport to Rear
Admiral Kcmpff, who .will succeed
Rear Admiral Wntson ns second in
commnnd of tho Asmtlu stntlon,
Washington, March 1C Ostensibly
on nccount of tho disturbed conditions
prevailing In the province of Shantung
Secretary Long sent nn Instruction to
Rear Admiral Watson this afternoon
directing him to order a vessel of his
command to Tnku, to glvo protection
to Americans, especially to American
missionaries. Administration officials
say that the order has no reforence
to Information received from the
American Association of Shanghai ns
to the hostile attitude of. tho Empress
Dowager to the "open door" policy.
Ihex.nQlnlPUt.that if a naval demon-
" ' """"""Tr -run-inn
strntlcu wero intended n squadron
would bo ordered to Tnku Instead ot
eiiiu ship, 'liny pooh-pooh tho idea
that the Empiess Dowager has beca
lulliicuecd by n foreign ation, presu
mably hussla, to tulte tho nttltud
stated by the association,
Chicago, Match 23. A special to tho
Tribune from Washington Bays: It
was learned today from rellablo
Tho proposal for reconvening the
Commission comes from Great Uritain.
nnd developments today seem to con-
cd together. As is well known there
Is much ppposltton to tho Hay-Paunco-foto
treaty, which provided in 1U
original shape for a neutral canal nnd
ono which could not bo fortified b
this country even in time ot war.
Senator Davis has proposed no
amendment to tho treaty which gives
this Government tho right to control
the canal absolutely whenever the
United States becomes involved In a
war with n foreign natton. Great Urit
ain naturally opposes this amendment,
but it is said that this Government has,
proposed to rcconveno tho Joint llbki
Commission with tho intention ot ef
fecting negotiations which will permit
tho United States to fortify tho Nlcaro-
gunn Canal and In exchange for tbla
Great Britain will ask for an outlet
through Alaska to tho sea, whlca
menna tho cession of Pyramid harbor
to tho Drltlsh Government.
Washington, March 21. In rosponse
to n resolution ot tho Senate tha
President today sent to that body in
correspondence between the Unite
States anil tho Government of Colom
bia, relative to tho Panama canal. The
corrcspondenco covers the reriod from
1879 to 1897 and much of it has beca
Among Hie documcnU which h:iv.
not been published is a letter of April
19, 1880, from Secretary Evarts to Unit
ed States Minister Emart Dychcian,
concerning tho Panama canal conces
sions, In which tho Secretary siya:
"The Government ot the United
States might bo willing In tho omltei
of tho mere mercantile Interests ot iti
citizens to trust to lio Intelligent
self-interest ot thoso who undortaki
its construction to ace that roaaonablo
licss and equality ot tolls, -simplicity u
regulation nnd perfect impartiality o
treatment should bo made the induce
ments to draw tho commerco of all na
tlons to Its channel. lint It can nor b
concealed, and tho Government bijii
United States docs not attempt to ron
ceal, that its relation to this cntorprls
must bo-governed by larger and mor
serious considerations. Thia entci
prise, onco achieved, works mure tha1
a commercial revolutiuii. It touch,
tho condltlona under which tho aecurlt
of the United States may need to b
maintained. Whlio tho United Stat
fecla no concern na to tho adequacy
their power to meet uny cmorgenclt
thnt may arise, whlio tlteio Is no Issv
In tho world's politics which at a
threaten their tranquility; while tho
relatione with all nations aro know
to bo peace and good will, yet It la ni
unwise to anticipate pobsiblo coiitli
gencles which may expose our syatcn
to trial not now obvious or pronabl.'
Ho then dwells upon ho chnngi
conditions which would bo mado appa
ent In case of war nnd says:
"All the treaties of imiurallty In U
world might fall to lie a safeguard In
time of great conflict."
Ho therefore In8truct Mr. Dychnii
to say to tho Colombian Govcrnme
"that it la a sotirco ot juv.found regr
to tills Government iiat tho Gover
ment of Colombia hitherto refrain
from communication imon tho aublt
of tho recent commission as tho trea
relations between tho two countrl
Justified ua In expecting."
Ho added that tiio United Stal
would demand tho conatruction of
Isthmian canal "that phould bo t
subject of joint consideration with
view to tho protection of thoso Inti
cata which bind tho Sjuth and N01
American rcpubllc8 together aa oloi
ly aa other Interests r.nd rolatic
bind tho European poweia."
Ho nlso gavo Instructions to tdd t!
the United Stntea Government did 1
conaider Itself exclinleu by an agr
ment to which it was not u party,
this point ho said:
"You will add thnt this Governmt
cannot consider Itself excluded by a
arrangement between un othor po
eis or Individuals to wh'eh it is no
party, from n direct interest, and if 1
cessary n posltivo supervision ir.i
tot-position in tho expectation of 0
pioject which by completing nn int
oceanic connection through the is
mus would materially j.ffcct tta ca
merclnl interests, ehanco tho ten Hot
relations of ita own sovereignty r
Impose on It tho nececalty of n forel
policy, which, whether In Its feature
warlike preparation, or entangling
liance, has been hitherto arduou
Concluding a long tornmunlcatl
"Should this Inter-ooinnlo conn
Hon over be nchlovol und should
control become, In tile compll-atli
of International rohtjouu, n matter
importanoo to my power, it will su
ly not bo deemed by the Colomb
Government cither disrespectful
unfriendly to suggest that tho raillti
strength of tho Government of Cole
bin would bo Inadequate to malnt
Its security or neutrillly and the
forcement of the .uirouteo of
United Statea would probably
sought 08 It has been heretofo:
Should tho po83ibilty of such n nee
slty become a probabis npcurrmna
would be the duty of thu United Sta