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THE KVHNMNO IllTT.l.tiTIN: HONOLULU, U. 1., HATUhDAY, MAIIC1I
ai, liiro. it H
Henry HL Williams,
WITH THE CITY FHRHITHRE STORE.
Good Embalming a Specialty. A full Stock
of the latest and best undertaking goods
and paraphernalia, including several Black
and White Hearses.
Office, 534 536 Fort St., Love Building.
TELEPHONE 8iB. NIGHT BELL ON DOOR. g
Rcsl Jane; 777 Fort St., mat Vineyard St. Telephaiis and Night Call. 849.
Tho number of reports on the Pn
lllc cablo bill la largo enough to war
rant tho supposition that nothing will
bo ilono by tho present Congress.
As a freak advertising manager tho
wncrs of tho Topoka Capital havo
found tho Hov. Sheldon a great success.
Henceforth Sheldon need havo no fear
of being out of n Job.
Tho present cilpplcd condition of tho
Customs and Post Ollles departments
caused by lack of uvallablo funds
should not contlnuo twenty-four hours.
If tho dispatch received from Secre
tary Hay by tho Mariposa means any
'uing lt Is that tho Hawaiian Govern
ment has full authority to mako Im
mediately avallablo such money as
may be requited to meet tlio demands
of theso Impoitant departments.
Tho Executive Council and tho Coun-
ell of Stato should not delay a duy In
Seeing theso departments on a. Iluan-
cial footing that will allow tho employ-
ment of u full forco of men to properly
and promptly accomplish tho buslues3
that is itnown to ba noglcetcu nuu ue-
layoa. ini3 ncsieui. u "
mm uciay nus
been duo to lack of uvallablo funds.
This excuso Is no longer tenable un-
.ess thu public mlsunueiBinnus uio
Hay dispatch or there Is Bomo fcaturo
of lt that has not been given to tho
Tho business Interests, tho interests
or tuo peopio ucmuiiu inuuun. umu...
Tho fact that theso departments aro
oon to bo tinned over to tho Federal
authorities, and theiefor.i should havo
thelr affairs completo :n every detail
teraands pi ompt action, mere is uu-
.olutely no reason for further delay
on the nart of tho Kxccutlvo or tho
Council of State. Tho bills now be-
rnra ih Pnimpii of taiL mav bo In
such shape as to va.so tho excuse that
the Items for tho custom houso and
post oillco cannot bo e-eparated with-
a. ..!.. ttm iiiUnln liMI fn rfn
hardly anticipate that Mich a lamo ays-
tem of reasoning will be given oon-
sldcratlon by tho Council of State.
ThcJ-o Is sufllclent llmu tc draw n now tcrs Minister Young's administration of
bill, dealing exclusively with theso do- tho Interior ofllco has evidenced a
partmeuts, which can be passed nt tho strict regard for tho Inteicsts of tho
Council of Stato session Friday after- ' people. Ever watchful against a wasto
noon. Certainly tho legislative body of money ho stands nsalnst u policy
will not stand In tho way of luimedlato that Is penny wise nnd pound foolish,
action, and wo canuot bi Hove that tho In considering tho bids for construct
Mlnister of Finance, nppreelntlug tho ing tho extended sewer system the nul
Bltuutlon as ho does, will mako any lctin believes lt voices the sentiment of
move to pi event ncilon that will bring
the policy uf delay 10 11 rpeeuy close.
A dolaycd loiter ot March C received
by the Mariposa mall from tho Ilullo
tin's Washington cpner.pondtnt, Mr..
Breckons, states that when tho Hawa
iian bill passed by tho Senate camo be
fore tho Houso Commltteo on Terri
tories for consideration Hartwcll,
Smith and Armstrong ndvocntcd that
tho commltteo Introduce to tho Houso
tho bill proparcd by Chairman Knox
and known as tho Houso bill. Col. Llt
tlo advocated tho adoption, by tho com
mittee, of tho Senato bill and "its be
ing placed on passage in tho Houso at
an early date." As has been Btated In
tho despatches proviously received, tho
Houso commltteo accepted, with slight
amendment, tho bill passed by tho Sen
ato nnd this bill will bo voted upon by
tho House April 5.
This shows that tho mucli berated
Col. Uttlo, who has no onictal backing,
has again turned down tho olllclal trio,
a fact to which no reference Is found
In tho correspondence of tho Cocoanut
rinh delecato to tho offlciul organ.
This fcaturo has a meru passing Inter-,
est M bearing uponithe much vaunted'
powor ot the official trio. I
ill" I 'iiV mi
Tho vital interest the people havo in
tho affair is what Hartwcll, Smith and
Armstrong mean by advocating bo
foro tho Committee on Territories n
torn oo of action which they know, if
they havo avcrago political sense,
menus greater delay In securing the
dual passage of tho Hawaiian bill. j
Hartwcll, Smith and Armstrong
know that tho House will pass tho Ha
waiian bill In much tho samo form as
received from tho committee. If they
,,..., , lt thev .. nu, worthy n no
sIUon cvcn , th(J pcrgonal iouby They
,nQW thnt tncro WC,Q raarkca ,,lfter.
,.,,. i,,...rn fhn sonp.tn hill .mil tho
mcasuio first prepaid! by tho Houso
committee. '1 hey know that the enact
ment of the original bill would cause
a long drawn out light in tho confer
ence committee, n delay that would
nJncQ tho flna, pnssaB0 of tlic Hawaiian
bm wcll towurd tuo cioso ot tho scs-
B,m)( ,f ,t dI(1 not rMul, , a biockado
wUh no icglaiatjon,
what theso mcn ncan by ndvocat-
,ng a cotlrso tllcy novf t0 bo produc-
Uvo of deIay8( Wnen thcy also know
tho pcoplo ot ti,C30 islands demand
:)lomnt ncMon and arc satisfied with
tho Senate bill 7 It Is up to tho Extcu-
t,VQ rcprcScntatIvo am! tho men ho
controSi Smti, an,i Armstrong, to ex-
.)bln their actlou, whleh Is In direct,
nI,taBonsm to tho Interests of theso
ia!amis- untn they do mako such an
explanation the pcoplo have n right to
uclIeV0 ana do bcliavo that theso men
oglllK n8 representatives of Hawaii
,javo wllfl,,y anU atualeUly and with
nU thQ forco that tll,,y posscsa sought
l0 Uemy tUo actlon r Conercss n giv-
ing tho Hawaiian Islands u territorial
lunu oi buvbu . u Mailposa on hU uiy to his old
M WS," 'Lh,
', ,,i ,i,i,. ,,,. i w.,i,hi,. iuur-ilu, March -J.
juji tuit uuiuib ivt ; w.....0 i
ton made an honest effort to glvo para-1
mount importance to tlio general Inter-
Minister Young's expressions re-
nnf.llnir ti nrnrttlif PVtniwI in tt tVilt
b s - .....,. .........-.. ... - " -
sewer system is chnractcrisilo of that
gentleman's public Mid privnto career,
Honest nnd stralghtfnrnnid In all mat-,
tho cntlro community in stating that
tho tlmo when this system will bo
ready for uso Is a matter of paramount
importance. If thero nro thoso who
eonsldor it advisablo to savo money nt
tho expense of delny. they havo not an
nounced lt. Action, prompt action Is
tho sentiment of tlio hour. Monoy must
not bo wasted and wo can trust Mr.
Young that it will not be, hut tho speedy
Installation of sowers throughout tho
city Is of far greater financial ncneflt
to tho pcoplo of theso Islands than sav
ing n tow thousand dollars on u con
tract by extending tho tlmo when tho
work will bo completed.
It will bo remembered that in his re
marks betoro tho Council of Slate Dr.
Wood laid particular stress upon thi
absoluto necessity of tho completion ot
tho sewer system in order to phco
Honolulu in proper sanitary condition.
Tho light against tho plaguo would bo
seriously handicapped until this work
was done. No guarantee of success in
this fight could bo given until tho cess
pools woro wiped out. It was Dr.
Wood's forceful statement ot tho situ-
ntlon that gained tho unanimous and
prompt action of tho Council ot Stato
in appropriating money.for.thn-unrlc.
. ,vJhv: Jh. .y .a teJtt-slu-j-
No business man of Hawaii could of
fer objections In tho faco of tho condi
tion now existing and likely to con
tlnuo while tho city Is nt tho mercy of
tho present system of dralnago which
Is practically worse than none.
Tho aigumcnts presented to tliff
Council of Stato aro now before the
Minister of tho Interior on whom tho
responsibility for further action rests.
Tho oplulun of tho pcoplo Is un
changed from that which coidially en
dorsed tho prompt recognition by the
Council of tho unquestionable demands
of tho situation.
Tho day when Honolulu can bo de
clared an open port, tho day when tho
quarantine on mcichandiso nud pas
sengem from this port can bo raised
depends upon tho Installation of mod
ern scwago facilities throughout tho
city. Every business mau, every tax
payer, every householder on thin and
every other Island has a direct and per
sonal Interest In this affair. None can
utfotd the expense ot delay. The Aiuii
upon tho sutplus in fighting tho plaguo
Is u mere bagatello when compared
with tho losses that havo been suffered,
lijaud tho end Is not in sight, by virtuo tiact nne7 tho pending egrcoment bc
- of the long period ot strict quarantine, tween the Hawaiian and Fcdernl govern
of the long period of strict qui
by virtuo of tho long peilod of strict
Minister Young Is on tho right Uek.
Ho can rest assured of tho unanimous
support of tho people) when ho makes
tho tlmo of completion a factor of
first Impoitnuco In awarding tho Con
Wednesday, March 2$.
Peter Jackson, for many years
thought to bo tho cimcitst man in tho
pugilistic profession, lo a passenger in I
Tho annual businesj meeting of tho camo t0 his death In Honolulu on
. M. C. A. will bo ueid Monday oven- March 10, 1900, from a knlfo wound
ing at 8 o clock. Tlw business of tho indicted by n person unknown to tho
meeting will be tho election of oUlcers jry. isaac Cockctt, who was in Jack
for tho ensuing year. All actlvo mom- B0-8 company and himself received n
bcrs oro requested to bo present. knlfo wound, hod testified that he did
Wray Taylor ha3 received a, loticr
from a. M. I'armlcy , tenoi of tin. l3os-1
t0 Lyrlc Ca Tho mpuny ta pIayod
three weeks at Los Angeles and onu
week nt San Diego, and was going to
Sacramento, Portland, Denver and
Minneapolis. Mr. rnrmley has left
tho company and is going to Italy to
Friday, March 30.
Now York, March W. Sugar Huw,
firm; rollncd, Dim.
Dr. McLcllan nnd wlfo wero through
passengers on tho Monna tiuiu tho
Passengers by tho Hongkong Mam
weio lamled nt '.lu deck In Sail Finn
elsco eight Iiouik ufter nrilvnl of (ho
W. O. Mlghell, of San Francisco, tho
owner of flvo ships In this harbor and
reputed as tho largest shipowner uf
tho United States, Is visiting Honolulu.
Charles L. Ilhodes city editor uf tlio
Star was married ye-jti.'i'day afternoon
to Mrs. Mnry A. Urazll. Mr. Rhodes
is ono ot tho nblcst iiewspapctmen of
tho city. Tho brldo 1 1 fnvot ably known
among n largo clrclo of friends.
T. II. Davlcs & Co. picscntcd a bill
yesterday of $07 to tho Hoard of Health.
Davlcs & Co. Bhlppcd ten Japanese to
tho Kona coast last January, When
they reached Laupahociioo tho authori
ties thero would not let them contlnuo
further until they had been examined
and found worthy to contlnuo. Their
food and lodging amounted to $07. Tho
Hoard granted that the bill bo present
ed to tho Council ot Stale.
Tuesday, March 27.
Dr. Klnyoun, Federal quarantlnu
officer nt San Francisco, writes thnt ho
has received unofficial Information that
It is tho intention of tho Marino Hos
pital scrvlco to equip several fumigat
ing vessels for duty in tho Hawaiian
Islands. Tho typo ot vessel was .10
slgned by Dr. Klnyoun himself, and ho
says It will meet tho requirements nt
Honolulu far better than a wharf nnd
disinfecting machinery. One vessel Is
Intended for Honolulu, another for
Tllln nnH n third tnr ITol...)..!
OAlIU ItAll.KOAM ULl'OUI. A
Thursday, March 23.
the ninth rcpoit of Uiu Culm Jtull
way ami hand Cuiutuny to the siuck
nuidcis, for lliu year ltU!. bus bn.il is
Ln.0. 1. Dcnlsan, acting general man
ager, stalls tlio net t-aiuiiigs to havo
taut u.iS.bU, whtoh is u net gain
of over 11 per cent on tho stock out
standing. (Jut of this turn a dividend
of 5 pei' cent, or $JG.3t0, was paid on
September 1, leaving a baluueu to net
revenue- of $115,83S.&0. 'Ihls added to
the balance of net K-vtiiuo for 1SSS of
jLUu.Jtil.LU mulas tho ptesuit balance
of net revenue $331,220.09. '
'1 ho prediction of tin1 general mana
ger In his report for 1893 of prospective!
steady lncttaso In ft fight and i.ihui
gir ttnlllc lias met with full realization
in lit) 'J tlieio was canted 197,148 tons
of freight, as against 12G.42G tons in
1S9S. bantings on ir.inspoitatlou were
bl,C25.tiU, as against $149,390.02 fo
tho picvlous year. i hen- llgurcs sliow
an Incicaso of over i5 per cent in ton
uagc, and over SS per cent in earnings
l'assingcts carried in 1SU9 number
ed 23(i,ib2, as aguiust 133, 100 in 13US
Tho liassingcr earnings of lSOtl were
imfiil.15, ns against f?9,259 for 1S93.
'1 hus tho Inercnso in passengers was
over CI per cent, and in fares over SI
Tho average earning per mile of .vJ.iii
operated was ?3,!53.72. as against tir
82S for 1S9S.
II. H. von Holt still has chargo of tho
ranch dcpaitmcut, tho net iccclpltr of
which weio J27.US2.20, and net land
rentals $1,221.19. The total net giln
from laud used for ranc Ii purposes nnd
sugar cultivation was $70,200.09, an
incicaso ocr similar earnings for I'C
picccdlng year of $l,.;ib.7S.
Profits of tho land department wort
$2,30S.G, set against n loss of $1,047.7 1
tho previous year. Tho dlffcrcnco in
favor ot 1899 was $::,SoC33.
Tho prospectUo incrcaso In business
nil along tho lino is predicted on tho
probable increase In the output of su
gar along tho route nnd other known
Two new road cn?lncn havo been re
ceived, additions and Improvements
have been mado to tho workshops nnd
now work tinned out as follows: llvo
second class icoachcs, thirty 30-ton box
cars, twenty 30-toVi gondola Hat cais,
twenty 10-ton Hat cars, two boarding
houso enro for work train, ono pllcdrlv
cr car and four section push cars.
jNcarlng completion aio flvo first class
30-ton gondola flat cais.
Mauy Improvements nnd alterations
nlong tho routo nro tnciitloncd. Also,
. tho harbjr Imnrovements under con
meats on n echemo which will glvo
room for 7200 feet ot wharf froutngc,
of which 3700 feet will bo built by this
Capltat expenditure fur tlio year for
new i oiling stock had Wen $107,291.31.
That for 1900 will bj comparatively
light. Tlio reservo fund balance on
December 31, 1898, wns $14C,0S0, nnd
was increased In 1S;D to $335,025.
Against tho Incrcaso there has been n
decrease of $215,200 leaving n ledger
balance of $319,825, tin market valuo
of which Is estimated ntj 150,000.
Tnvn ,.n,,finv,s dratit
Tuesiuiy, Marcli 27.
Tho coroner's Jury on tho death of
i Tnvn -lnplrRnn fnimil Hint ,lnpnitfl
not see a knlfo in Eaton's hands. Thero
nmiCarc d to bo noboeTy
ced wlio saw I
hnvo nr nsn'n knlfn nt
clso who could
thu negro either
tho plnco where
Jackson wns slain. Ucforo tho courts.
thercforc, appearances aro that ho will
only havo to faco circumstantial ovl-
ilrtmn. hnsliloq hnvlntr nvltlpncn nn IiIh
bIiIo nf Hflf defense. Cockctt. tit tho !
Inquest, sworo to having seen Jackson
knock Eston down.
NATURE'S PROVISION V OR MAN
Wlinn iVnf urn (Ionian ml tnnn flhn
nrovlded amnio thlners for his t.rcser-!
------ - - -
vaiiou. Man was iiucnueu 10 uvo aim
be healthy on vegetation; that was
tho natural way. Tho only way to bo
healthy or to regain lost health Is
by using nature's remedy and great
blood purifier Klcknpoo Indian Sag
wa. This Is tho great Indian reme
dy, taken direct from naturo's unerr
ing laboratory. It is mado ot simple
herbs, roots and barks, and always
acts naturally. It searches out tho
disease; Hilda tho causa of lt; slays
it, and restores tho body to a normal
ly bcalthly condition. If your liver is
sluggish, drowsy, or Inactlvo; if your
heart doesn't pump right, palpitate,
thumps, sometimes vigorously; and
sometimes faintly; If your bowels arc
Inactlvo, or overactlvo; It your stom
ach falls you; If your kidneys fall to
act naturally; thero Is stll help for
you It you will talto Klcknpoo In
dian Sagwa. You must act quickly.
Dlscaso Is progressiva; you must stop
It at onco. Klcknpoo Indian Sagwa
will do it, Hobron Drug Co., ascitis
for tho Klckapno Indian RnmcdlCH.
Rev. Mr. Sheldon's week editing tho
Topcka Capital has resulted In a row
between tho owners of tho paper over
the decision whether t return to the
old system or contlnuo tho policy of
of the weeks News I
. TACUttU .UibUL U,kVVVUOU.
ThiiiHaay, March 29.
There were exciting llnus about tho
United States Cumu ato this forenoon.
For some weeks past, with tlio many
deep water visscls in poll, from 150 to
1 ttft nnllril a li.i.'n linnn 1. r rl .. n.ii....1
thu Consulate. Few of tlicm hne had
complaints to male;. '1 hey Blmply
madc the Consulate and Its approaches
a loltcilug place tlio tamo as the sail
ois' boarding houses on tho Mainland.
Consul ULiieinl Haywood at last In
structeil VIco Consi'l (Idiprnl llovd n
keep tho hall and stall d clear, especial
.y uf Ballots uuuer tut iiiilucuo tut
ileiuor. Tho crowding vas apt to be
jKcnslvc to Indies, who tinder the quar
intlno nrrnugements fur travelers hnvo
o visit the Consulate In unusual num
This morning two drunken sailors
.vcrc making tliemm'hvs obnoxious in
lie waiting room, when Mr. Uoyd un
lcrtook to put them out nnd had to
.rasp them by tho collate; for that pur
jose. Mr. Haywood looking out from
ho inner ofllco saw one ot the sailors
t'celing for his sheath l.iilfc. Ho sprang
.o a corner nnd got u icvolvcr, with
which ho jumped out to tho hallway
and cowed the man out of drawing tho
knife. Mr. lloyil punlicd tho men
Shortly afterward Mr. Haywood had
occasion to go out. In tho lower hall
way a sailor made at hlni with a sheath
knife. Ho laid on tho fellow's head
j with a cane, beating lilm back, nud
uicn went ms way. leeiurniug soon
afterward Mr. Hay wool was warned
whllo approaching tho street entrance
that two men wero awnlt'ng him
on tho stnlrway with threats of doing
him up. Ho passed along to tho nolle?
station, whero ho iu'iiitued Cupvitn
Parker that It was dailrahlo to l:.up tho
approaches to tho Consulate cli.ur ot
Captain Parker ent ono policeman
to tho Consulate, but Mr. Huyvood,
finding thnt the passigrs were' ntlll oc
cupied with men llah'.o to nttTipt
trouble, advised tho pollc-nun to get
enough help to arrest lltn dlstutbcrs.
Scvcial policemen wore brought nnd
four of tho worst clmt actors wero uor.i,
behind tho bars.
When tho murderous uftempt ni Mr.
Haywood was mado ono nun cried out:
"Don't touch him. flu's .1 gentleman.
It's that of n consul up
stairs you want to gt."
srnncKELSviu.E cane durneo.
vtaiiuKu, Marcu 21. About -urn ucich
of cano nt Camp No. 2, Sprcckels
vllle, wero dcstioyed by llro yester
day morning. Tho mCn wi-tn burning
trash In 11 neighboring field nnd Jlio
flying, sparks wctc likely itlovn by the
wind to tho cano field which wns ready
to bo put out for the mill
A3 tho men wero scaUwril In tho va
rious camps, lt took co.'i.c tlmo lo get
them together but not before a very
largo area was consunvtl.
Am. bit. S. C. Allen, Johnson, 20 days
from San Finnelsco.
Monday, March V.
Two very suspicious cases yester
day broko another lengthening record
of Immunity from plaguo e-aes.
John Hurley, British, aged 50, u!rd
nt n houso In Vineyard street hleh
had been under guard nearly a week.
When his sickness was Ural reported
tho Bulletin was Informed, tit Hoard
ot Health headquarters, that neither
Dr. Cooper, tho attending physic-Inn,
nor tho Doard physicians regaided it
as n plaguo case. On n post mortem
examination tho caso was described is
Yamasaka, Japanese, CO, from a Ka-
Kaako lodging house, wns dtscovcid
at 3 p. m. Ho was removed to tho pest
hospital as a very suspicious caso and
died thero this morning.
Wednesday, Mare'i 2.S.
There was no meeting of tin inde
pendent party promoted ni T. 11. Mur
ray's hall last night. A notlco of popt-
ponement failed to commit with tho
press. Tho .reason for putting oft tho
meeting was that the lull could nut bo
got ready In tlmo. .Mr. Mm ray says
everything will bo In good filinpu tor
tho public mooting astt Tuesday even
ln?.' ?'n.!.h! !r!S h? "'L'
gun wiui oiuers auuui 1119 program.
Thursday, March 29.
Minister Young lub given notice
that all hack stands of the city on it-o
public streets will oc abolished Sep
tember 30, 1900. This will require tho
majority ot tho owin-is ot hacks to
seek now stands on pfvuto property.
Thursday, Match 29.
Tenders for laying sewer pipes wero
opened ut the Intel lor oillco at noon,
tho following being bidders; Vincent
& Delsor, Victor Hoffman. J. H. Wil
son, Ficd. Peterson of Oakland, Cotton
Bios. & Co. nnd W. J. Schmidt. As
somo figuring Is required, tho contract
Is not yet nwaided.
New York, March "l9. All gtades of
refined sugar advanced live ccuia per
pound by the American Natlnuul Re
fining Company today. nd thero was
also an ndvanco In the prion of raw su
gar. Tho ralso Is oivlng lo nn Incicns
cd demand during tho past we.-ck.
Now York, March 17.--Maud S., tho
famous trotting man, recently tho
property of tho lato Robert Ronner,
died today on Schultz's stock farm
near Port Chester. Slio was 20 year
old. Her record, 2'08)i wts long un
Manila,-March 15. Flores, Agui
naldo's Secretary of Wnr, has sur
rendered to General MacArthur.
Agulnaldo's infant sou. who was cap
tured In November nnd who was suffer
, .... 11. . 1. j .1 . .
DLATIIUI-VuL.-SbY V. ASIII-URD. W
Wednesday, March 2i.
News was received by thu Mariposa
mall of tho death of Vjlney V. Ash ford
ii San 1'ianclsco.
Volnty Valllancourt Ashtord was
boi 11 nt Poit Hope, Ontario. Canada.
His nuccstois wero of lighting stock
.intlng back to tho Anglo-Saxon con
lUciots ut England in tho tilth cen
uty. This shuws "hat his military in
stincts which, Joined to political am
Jltlon ,mado hint u stotm ccnecr in
.ho Hawaiian lsIamU weio easily nt
iiibutablo to heredltv. V. V. Ashford
tt'aa educated for thu law, but when
oarely sixteen Jolnd i'io Union army
and served two yearn in Vlrglna, ind
ocfotc ho was eighteen was promoted
10 a commission in tho 2 st New Y01U
Cnvaliy. Ashford later law actlvo scr
vlco as n volunteer in C nada. When
ho left Canada for iluw..ll In 1SS4 ho
ranked on tho army list as captain and
brevet major of cavalry
In Honolulu V. V. Aalifnrd associated
hlmscii lu lnw practice with his
younger brother Clnicuco W. When
tho secret revolutionary Leaguo was
foimcd lu tho winter of 1880-7, V. V.
Ashford succeeded Win. Aldlrch in
command of the Honolulu Rlllcs, tho
omy white company r. tho Hawaiian
military. Ho built up 1.10 command to
n battalion of four companies and was
commissioned ns Its lieutenant colonel
by King Knlakaua, Tho Utiles wun tho
King s prize colors In ?. coinpetltivo
ill ill shortly befuro liny were called
out to guard tho IJerctulila street nr
inoiy when tho mass upftlng nt bold
thcio on Juno 30. 1SS7, which success
fully demanded tho resignation of tho
Gibson ministry and a new constitu
tion. While tho Thurston ministry, tho
first under tho new constitution, was
striving for ministerial privilege
against royal prerota'.ie under thnt
instrument, ono ot thu severest crises
in that category dovelnpud around tho
person of ABhford. The Cabinet ad
vised tho King to commission him ns
colonel of all tho fo)'co3, but tho King
claimed the personal appointing power
over that office. Thcio were days of'
tense anxiety over tin) liability of an
armed colllsslon until tho Supremo
Court decided In favor ot tho Cablnot
nud thu King submitted.
Colonel Ashford was later cast aside
by tho party that hod made so much
uso of him, for rcasouu that need not
bo canvassed here, and becauso Involv
ed In a series of revolutionary eon-
spiiuetcB. uc turn in xnowleugo of
tho Wilcox outbreak Ii. 18S9, and in
1S92 was apprehended with Wilcox and
others for another sevict conspiracy.
For suspected cumpllcltv In the Insur
rection against tho Republic In ISO.",
ho wns banished from tiie Islands inJ
had lived lu San Fiulicisco ever slnco
until his death. When ho left ho was
a completo physical wreck, and tho
wonder Is thnt ho has lived so lung.
As n lawyer Colonel Ashford was
careful, methodical and well read.
Theso characteristics combined with
good natutal ability vould hae mado
his piofcsslonnl 111.11 k, had they not.,
been overwhelmed with soldier uuil
politician complications. As command
cr of tho Honolulu Itllk-s the Colonel
was exceedingly popular with tho boys
for his liberality an wcll us soldierly
qualities. Clarence V. Ashford who
took up residence In San FihiicIhco un
der circumstances sixllar to thoso con
trolling his brother. Is still thero.
Their aged father, Janies Ashford, li.ia
been a resident of Honolulu for sevuiul
Tucada), March 27.
J. F. Merry. U. S. N., Clms. F. Dond,
U. S. N. and Jns. Lylc, master of ships, ,
as n board ot survey recommended that
tho bark Scmlnolo proceed on her
voyage to I'ugct souud, ns thoy found
her seaworthy and capable of tho voy
age. They found that sho leaked no
less than ono half of an inch ot water
In the hour ami a half they spent on
board. That being very small a3 tho
Scmlnolo is now 31 years old. Although
a few minor defects had been found lu
her spars and beams, It was an easy
matter to repair theso as ships nro
likely to undergo such repairs in any
port. A few repairs wero recommend
ed by tho board to be mado; braces and
beams should bo removed; tho lumber
hold should bo rebrnccd nnd properly
'I ho sailors put lu n complaint n
few days ago asking that tho bark bo
surveyed, an this has been elono in a
most satisfactoiy ninnner they nro
satisfied and will sign to sail on her
to Sau Francisco. Tho Scmlnolo Is
now locdlng ballast,
THE W. O. IRWIN SOLD.
San Francisco, March '.'0. Anothor
of tho Spieckels fleet cf sugar boats
has been sold. Yesterday tho brig Wil
liam O. Irwin wns purd'aeed by Scam
mell & King for tho Noruo trado. Tho
Irwin is now on her way hero and on
her nrrlvnl will bo turned over to hor
no wowncrs. Tho Spiu-ltcls Hros. Co.
Is selling nil Its smalt vessels, nnd will
replaco them with large four-mustcd
schooners. Ono of these, tho Holeno,
Is now on her maldnn trip In command
of Captain Chrlstenscn, lato of tho brlu
J. D. Spreckols.
Wednesday, Maroh 21-.
E. C. Macfarlano held nn Informal re
ception In Merchant strctt nnd t Ills
ofllco this morning, his many friends
welcoming him back irotn long absence
ln San Francisco. Ho pays tho pres7
of San Francisco has been induced to
keep down tho city's p'nguo sluation.
Peopio over there aro wondering at
what seems to them thu eagerness ot
the Honolulu authorities In declaring
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