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Vol. VIII. No. 1407
HONOLULU, H. I., WEDNESDAY, APK1L -I,
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COURT APPOINTMENTS GRILLED
Chamber of Commerce Unanimously Disap
proves of Mr. Dole's Selections-Business
Men Given No Recognition
Youthful and Inexperienced Mem
bersResolution and a Call.
The Honolulu Chamber of Commerce
whs called together In Its rooms on
Merchant street this forenoon for the
purposoof considering tho appointments
which havo been made to tho Court ot
Claims and. realising the Importance
of tho matter to tho business commun
ity of Honolulu, thcro was n full at
tendance Thoso present were As fol
lows: T. Rain Walker, Jns. O. Spencer.
J. B. Athorton, W. V. Allen, J. P.
Coolco, W. M. ailtard, U. V. Bishop, H
A. Parmclce, W. W. Hall, M. Phillips,
C. M. Cooke, F. Aucrbach, A. V. Gear
C. nolto, P. M. Swjinry, E. C. Macfar
lano, P. J. Lowrey, P. W. McChcsney
,G. J. Waller, Goo. W. Smith, James
Campbell, A. Ferannndcx, W. V. Lnusso
and I. Rubcnstcin.
President T. Italn Wnlkcr called the
meeting to order, stating Its purpose
and referring to Informal communica
tions from Bomo of the' members of tho
Chamber as being tho cause of tho
Court Lacks Experience.
P, M. Swanzy took tho floor. His
(list statement was that there Is gen
eral dissatisfaction nnd discontent at
tho appointments to the Court of
Claims for tho settlement ot claims In
connection with tho destruction ot
property In Chinatown. Tho Impres
sion of tho pcoplo hnd been that tho
men constituting tho Court would have
been chosen from tho ranks ot those
whoso experience would havo been of
value from a commercial point of vlow
to tho Court Certainly all tho mem
bers of tho Court as at present consti
tuted, wero not competent to judgo of
a great many matters that must neces
sarily como beforo hem for settle
ment. Mr. Swanzoy stated ho wished It
understood that tho honesty and integ
rity of tho members of the Court of
Claims was not Impugned. The Court
should bo mado up ot members ot tho
commercial community. Ot course, It
could not bo stated bow fir the" action
ot tho Chamber would go, ns the mem
bers of Court had already taken the
oath and advertisements bearing on
tho work had been Inserted In tho pa
pers. However, it might not bo too
Business Men Promised.
A, V. Gear stated that, as a member
of tho Council of State, he would state
that whatovcr tho Chamber might do
would certainly have considerable
weight with that body. He had tulkcd
with a great many business men on tho
matter of tho appointments on tho
Court of Claims but hul not met a
single business man who endorsed tho
appointments as a whole. Mr. Gear
hero dwelt on opinions ' iccently
brought up in tho Council of State
meetings. Among these was tho ex
pression to tho effect that nil claims
xhoulu bo thrown out on account ot the
inability of the government to pay.
Another was tho question, "When will
tho claims bo paid?" A great many
people wero suffering and the Court of
Claims, according to the plans ot the
Executive, could not mithorlzo tho
payment of any claims but after tho
completion ot its work some six
months henco tho matter could be re
ferred to legislative nulhorlty and not
only would a great amount ot money
ho required to carry on the work of
tho Court but tho business situation
would not bo relloved. Tho statement
mado by President Dole that thrco or
four business men would bo appointed
on tho Court, was on record. Mr. Gear
hero recommended tho adoption of a
resolution approving or disapproving
of the make up of tho Court of Claims
and tho maimer of conducting the
Mr. Atherton's Views.
J. I). Atbcrton "So far ns 1 have
gono Into tho matter of the appoint
ments on the Court ot Claims, I havo
failed to find among tho business men,
a slnglo ono who has endorsed these.
It there can bo no change brought
about In tho personnel of tho Court
now the least aald, tho better" Contin
uing, Mr. Athorton said thcro was
nothing against tho Individual char
acter of tho men of tho Court but they
wero too young nnd had practically no
oxpcrlenco whatovcr in matters to bo
brought beforo them. Whatever might
bo tho mako up of tho Court, (hero
Bhould bo no delay In tho payment of
claims awarded by tho Court. Tho
money should bo paid over Immedi
ately after tho decision. Tho Council
ot Stato should certainly have tho pow
er to Insist on that point.
Mr. Athorton was heartily applauded
ns he took his seat.
At this point Mr. Hwany intro
duced tho following resolution:
Resolved, That tho Court of
Claims as at present constituted
'by appointments mado by Presi
dent Dole, does not meet with. the
approval or endorsement of this
Chamber, which is disappointed
that tho commercial community of
this city should bo entirely mis
represented In .that Court.
Tho Chamber fully recognizes
the lmportanco of tho Court being
presided over by some ono of ex
perience In tho application nnd
practice ot law, but fulls to under
stand tho reasons which seem to
havo rendered it necessary that
tho whole Court should consist of
members of tho legal profession.
P. J. Lowrey asked for Information
In regard to tho number ot peoplo au
thorized from Washington to consti
tute the Court of Claims. If no express
number was stated, two others might
bo added to tho number nlrcady ap
pointed. Call on the Executive.
Hero followed a general discussion
among tho members nnd then J. B.
Atherton suggested tho appointment of
a commlttco of five to visit tho Execu
tive for the purpose of making n set
tlement to tho satisfaction nf thn
Chamber, If possible. In case It was
icgauy acciuoa that tho money could
not be paid Immediately, representa
tions' to President MpKIiiIav tnr nnwnr
to pay tho claims at onco could be
macio oy tno unnmuer.
A. n. Wood stated It was necessary,
even If tho claims could not bo paid at
tho present timo, that they should bo
gono Into. Has tho" Court tho right,
when It has been so constituted, to au
thorize tho payment of such vast sums
of money? It might bo contended that
tho Court has not been properly con-
Biiiutca ana an investigation might
lend to the throwing out of the deci
sions of tho Court of Rlnimn nnd thn
appointment of a new Court.
Court Not Acceptable.
E. C. Macfarlano staled thnt the
Court was not nccentnbln fn thn tiiml.
rioss-eommunlty. It certainly did not
meet mo uusraess interests of the com
munity. Perhaps President Dole had
mado other tenders. Representative.
business men mleht Imvn hen nn.
proached and might have declined on
mo grounu or ucing unable to nparo tho
time. -It should bo flrnt understood
that business men will accent nnd thnt
a change In the personnel of tho Court
can ue urougnt nuout. The Court was
certainly a weak ono for tho purpose
Mr. Atherton's suggestion of tho ap
pointment of a committee to wait on
tho Executive should bo carried out.
If not, then disapproval should be an
nounced. Tho Court cf Claims should
P. B. Auerbach suggested that tho
resolution bo voted on ami that a com
mlttco be then nppolntcd to present tho
same to tho Executive.
Resolution Too Weak.
E. C. Macfarlano "Perhaps the best
and most courteous way is tho easiest
and a commttteo should first wait on
tho Executive, but I do not think tho
resolution Introduced by Mr. Swanzey
Is strong enough. Every member of
the Court Bhould be n rnmnntrnt nun
with business experience, will nlj kinds
T-mncr'niJ tit- Blnst.
C. M. Cooke"! am In favor of send
ing tho resolution first. Then If tho
Executive desires communication with
us, wo can appoint a committee. To
send a commlttco now might look llko
interference. Tho Chamber of Com
mcrco should not put themselves on
record In that way first. It has been
stated that thoso In mercantile busi
ness nro not ablo to weigh all tho evi
dence. In tho way n lawyer can nnd
for that reason, nothing but Iawyors
had been chosen. I was in favor of
tho Court of Claims taking action soon
er but I supposo Washington had to bo
consulted with, it will bo a mistake It
a wholo lot of technicalities nro
brought In to mako it difficult for a
man to get what is duo him. It should
bo mado as easy as possible for htm to
Lawyers Appoint Lawyers.
E. P. Bishop "I fall to see why
theroshould bo any great legal ques
tions In connection with claims. It
seems to me to bo n matter of apprais
ing values which business men can do
qulto as well as lawyers. Lawyers
wero appointed to tho Court becauso
thcro was a lawyor to appoint them."
At this point tho resolution of F. M.
Swanzey was unanimously adopted
and another unanimous vote Instructed
tho secretary to read a copy ot tho
resolution to President Dole Immedi
ately, On motion of J. B. Atherton the
"I didn't know you could get music
so cheap in Honolulu," eald a lady tho
other day, as sho bought a number ot
pieces at 15 cents from The Borgstrom
Music Co. Call for free catalog.
BURGLAR ENTERS DIMOND'S
Burglar Broke Through Skylight atd
DesccDdtd a Shalt.
He Took Over Thirty Dollars From Till
First Stole a Chisel to Break Open
Drawers-Two Hen Suspected.
The store of W. W. Dlmond.fc Co.,
Ltd.. Wan Iho Rerun nf n hniii,Vriuti
exploit In burglary. That Is, if It did
not nlisnlntolv ImHoitn "iin.f,...i
Bill" ns tho exploiter, It certainly did a
musk hltyhu lmuai jr ot mat character.
Entrnnco and exit were both mado
through tho base of n skylight In tho
roof. Tho opening win mode by rip
ping off two boards nnd cutting the
woven wlro screen inside. Working his
nay uuwn oy n miter aim nraces, the
burglar was enabled to avoid crashing
through a largo slnln-jd glass window
over the second story from tho light
kept burning below. Ho did nut know
where tho stairs vcro located, so de
scended to tho" second floor through tho
shaft of a goods hoist. Tho uprights of
tho shaft are lubricated with graphite
and oil, nnd It ws from getting tho
nlcmcnt nn hi lilir lunula thnt iim in
truder left marks. These signs of his
courso nro connplciiDUi! wheio ho
climbed out again through tho sky
light. Arrived on tho second floor ho rum-
lmifreil hnxpfl nf tnnla on thn flnm nn.t
n box of safety matchen showed tho
burglar's search for tools for his busi
With a chisel nlitnlnid nlinvn thn
man got to work Inside tho cashier's
department on tho street floor. It is
customary tn lpnvn flnn tn thn
amount of $25 or ,$30 In tho till over
uignt. this morning the tin was found
broken open nnd empty, nnd tho cash
check showed that the amount Rtnlen
was $30.15. Ho took lrom tho desk
of Miss Paris, however, a counterfeit
$5 pleco kept ns a memento.
Drawers nulled frnm thnli- .nolna
and their contents ot papers, etc., mado
an extensive ciuiter an over tho ofllco
floor. Evidently nothing but money
MrDlmand, bead of tho corporation,
promptly gavo the caso to Detective
David Kaapa. It appears that tho na
tive crook known ns "Barefooted Bill"
has been dolnir odd pnrnnntni Inha
about tho pollco station. Marshal
Brown thercforo had no difficulty In
gottlng tho fellow to wi.lt on him this
"Barefooted Bill" Wm. Hoopll Is In
for investigation, It bclnr; believed thnt
ho knows something about tho robbery.
The pollco are now looking for another
Hawaiian Jail bird who is also sup
posed to know somothtng about tho
March Death Record.
The mortuary report for tho month
of March shows 112 deaths In this city.
This Is larger than for tho past five
years. Tho death rato per 1000 for tho
month is 30.22. Hnwallans head tho
list with 49.C9 per cent, Japanese 40,
Chinese 19.0C, Portuguese 13.27 and all
others 15 per cent. Of tho total 112
deaths, 20 were children under one
year; from 20 to 30 years, 20; 30 to
40 years, 13; 40 to 60 .ears, 11. The
cause of death Is as follows: Alcohol
Ism, 1; angina pectoris, 2; anaemia, 1;
asthma, 2; ascites, 1; abscess, l;
Brlght's disease, 1; bronchitis, 4; chol
era Infantum, 1; colic, 1, consumption.
21; diarrhoea, G; debility, 3; dropsy, 1;
dyspepsia, 1; cpllipsy, 1; enteritis, 2;
fracturo of skull, 1; fover, tphold, 10;
malarial fover, 1; gastru enteritis, 4;
heart disease, 2; hemorrhago (cere
bral,) 3; Inflammation of brain, 1; In
anition, 2; knife wound. 2; meningitis.
C; malnutrition, 1; nephritis, 2; old
ago, 3; oedema pulmonum, 1; pneu
monia, 3; plaguo, C; peritonitis, 1;
syphilis, 1; soptlcaemeo, 1; uraemia,
1; strangulation (suicide,) 1.
All Is Well.
1:30 p. m. Another duy
without nlarms. Tho call phy
sicians bnvo been out to sov
eral cases of IHncm reported
by Inspectors ns uucttended.
Work of Inspectors.
Tho missing woman rcrorted In yes
terday's issue was found later in tho
day by tho pollco.
Inspector Naono reported n demented
Hawaiian at Kakaako, and the pollco
wagon went aftor nlm.
Dr. Davis has goon to peo a vory sick
natlvo girl, 13 years of nge, in Asylum
road. Sho has a high fever.
. 'crtiflcates for Burial.
Louise do Rego, Portuguese female,
14 months, unattended nnd post mor
tem, Klnau street.
B. Ozawa, Japnneso male, 28, typhoid
fever, Punchbowl nnd King streets.
D,,JW. Roach, American male, 36,
doublo pneumonia, Hotel street.
PETERSON In this city, April 4,
1900, to tho wife of-Kick Peterson,
MONEY FOR GOOD STREETS
The Council or State Adopts Item
Raised by Committee.
Minister Damon Speaks Caution-Mr. Gtar
Gives a Bright Forecast of Increasing Prosperity-Many
There Tcro present nt tho Council of
Stato yesterday afternoon. President
Dole, Ministers Mott-Smlth, Young nnd
uuinuii; councillors Kobortson, Gon
salves, Ka-ne, Allen, Kna, Iscnberg,
Knulukou, Jones, Gear, Nott, Bolto and
Court ot Claims.
The President, In answer to Mr. Iseu
bcrg, Bald n request had been sent to
Washington for nuthoi ity for tho Court
of Claims' to consider osnes outside of
Chlnatowii nnd including thoso from
fumigation. Replying to Mr. Gear, ha
did not think claims of leaseholders
would como beforo tho C ourt. Answer
ing Mr. Ka-ne, ho Bald Itio present au
thority was but to appropriate money
for organization. And, te a question
by Mr. Gear, ho stated that If tho
Council of Stato was In oxlstenco when
awards weio made, it would havo pow
er to appropriate money for paying
them, also that tho Couucll would cease
to exist when tho Republic of Hawaii
Mr. Young was given .'uither tlmo for
reporting on tho Prcndergast claim!
Tho commlttco on the bill appro
priating money for tho Board of
Health reported progress. .
Mr. Damon stated that so far 7CGi
tax receipts had been collected. ni
ngainst 7883 this tlmo Inst year, show
ing but 218 behindhand comparatively.
This was in referenco to tho petition ot
Japanese for remission of taxes.
Act Noj 2, with Interior Items pass
ed as follows:
Landings nnd buoys, Hawaii, $3000.
Buoys, Hllo harbor, $1200.
Landings and buoys, Maul, $500.
Landings and buoys, Honolulu, $11,
000. Ltghthoiiso supplies, $1,000.
Steam tug, $5,000.
Rutfnlii- expenses new steam tug,
$15,000, commlttco recommending Item
bo stricken out.
Mr. Damon gavo a statement of re
turns from different sources of revenue,
and oxpressed tho opinion that tho
United States would not pursuo a poli
cy of confiscation in Hawaii. ThU
Item of towago might setm small, yet,
after deducting tho heavy expenses,
thcro wns n surplus of $13,000 to tho
credit of tho llttlo tugboat which would
bo slightly reduced by unpaid bills.
Ho did not expect tho United States
would furnish a gunboat for local ser
vice, and tho new tuubont now pro
posed would bo of asslstnnco both to
tho pollco nnd flro protection services.
Alluding to the question of protection
from fire, ho thought It would be bet
ter to get water first nnd let engines
como later. Tho Minister of FInnuco
argued strongly tho advantages of hav
ing a steamer for local government ser
vices. Not only would Iho tugboat bo
vnluablo In that way, but a sourco of
revenue. In nnswer to Mr. lscnben;
ho said he had not tho remotest idea
where the theory came from, that un
der American law towing must be dona
by private enterprise
Mr. Achl considered 11 safo to pro
ceed on the theory thnt tho present
Congress would not pass tho territor
ial bill. Politics was nn unccrtnln
problem In the United States.
Mr. Qear bolloved, If tho government
tug could bo used for towing purposes.
u was very cleslrnblo to havo it. It
would servo for tho purposes of tho
Board ot Health In addition to other
services mentioned. There was on
other Item of $5,000 proposed for fitting
tho tug with flro apparatus. Ho advo
cated passing tho Item nnd let Its ox
pcndlturo depend on whether tho Gov
ernment could do towliig.
Mr. Kennedy suggested thnt tho law
authorities should bo asked nbout tho
Mr. Young nrguod that tho Item
should bo passed, on tho understand
ing that tho money ehould only be
spent It circumstances dictated It.
Soverol motions wero mado for dis
posal ot tho Item.
Mr. Robertson supported tho motion
to pass tho item.
Mr. Kano saw no necessity of wait
ing, since tho Interior committee had
referred tho matter to this Council.
Mr. Jones thought It highly Import
ant to havo tho opinion of tho Attorney
(Continued on page 6.)
Day and Night Cusses
cowan and harris
Rooms n-u, vi floor f a a, m. 4 p. m.
Hours 1 t:j-?:)o p. m
HAWAII'S HOST P3PDLAR CAPTAIN.
Messrs. BULLETIN PUBLISHING CO.:
Deir Sirs: I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your
esteemed favor of even date, and In reply desire to thank the
Bulletin" for the elegant pair of Binoculars presented to meas
winner of the recent contest for the Most Popular Captain ; and
also wish to convey my sincere thanks and appreciation to my
numerous friends who voted early and often for me.
Progress of Work
At (lie Kalitii Gamp
Tho order to close up tho Kallhi dt
tcntlon.canip came ns n curprUo to the
men nt thp head of nrfalrj ut that place
as It wits supposed that the camp would
bo kept open until tho cessation of tho
Superintendent McVeigh states that
everything will be In shapu to close up
tho camp on tho 10th lnat. Prepara
tions toward this end woro begun on
Monday, tho time tho order was receiv
ed from tho Board of Health.
On the lOUi, tho last ot the pcoplo
now In quarantine will have complotcd
their regular period. Since Mondav.
Japanese, Chinese and Hawaiian havo
been leaving the enmp. Dr. Howard
is of th coplnlon that ho will be raidy
to closo up the hospital on tho day
mentioned above. This morning there
were thirty patients In the hospital.
This Included two Incurable.' who nro
to bo sent to the kerosene warehouse
Tho remaining gunrds will all bo dis
missed tomorrow night and three or
four natives In tho camp will be hired
as watchmen for tho houses occupied
by the remaining peoplo In quaran
tine. Other employes will be Jlg
lnlBged ns tho necessity for their ser
Monday, Hartmann and tho other
plaguo convalescents were given their
releases but it was decided later on
that they should not bo allowed to go
Immediately, as the Board ot Health
wished their physicians to mako soino
experiments with these people. Ac
cordingly, tho releases woro revoked
and the experiments will bo performed
this afternoon. It will bo definitely
ascertained by tomorrow JUBt when
these pcoplo can bo freed.
Yesterday, tho 350 natlve3 remain
ing at tho camp sent n a petition to
tho Board ot Health asking that they
bo allowed to contlnuo living at tho
camp ut the expenso of iha govern
ment, as they havo no homes and can
get no work. It Is known that a great
many nblo bodied men among tlirHO
people have not even uttempted to look
for work In town or 'inyhero else.
Thero nre, however, 11 largo number
who nro worthy of consideration.
Just what Is to bo dono with tho
camp and nil tho furnishings, stores,
etc., remaining has not yet been de
cided on. Superintendent McVeigh
will mnko his report In tho near future
and tho futuro use to which tho camp
will bo put, will undoubtedly bo based
largely on his recommendation.
Tho enmp Is certainly In an excel
lent state. Tho labor o tho men In
camp has put streets nnd other por
tions of tho place In 11 in condition
' Everything Is cleanly and In Fhlp
shape form to that, shout 1 thero be
another outbreak ot tho plaguo requir
ing the plncing In quarantine of hun
dreds of peoplo, a very fow hours
would sufneo to put tho camp In condi
tion for occupancy.
Yesterday and today Dr. Howard has
been busy Injecting tho prophylactic
Into tho fifty Japanese recently remov
ed from tho fishing settlement nt Ka
kaako. Tho guards havo also taken
tho prophylactic so that thoy nmy bo
nblo to leave tho camp tomorrow.
Up to this morning, 5,397 peoplo bad
been given their rolenscs. This leaves
but 83 still in quarantine. Of tho mini
bor freed 2,904 were Chln-e, 1,815 Ja
panese, G7G Hawallans nnd 42 whites.
During tho wholo tlmo that Superin
tendent McVeigh nnd Medical Supci In
tendent Howard havo been In chargo
of affairs at Kallhi camp thcro has
been ono thing noticeable and com
mented on most favorably by both tho
government and tho Board of Health
the economical basis uron which
everything In connection with tho
camp has been carried on. Every cor
ner has been watched and when tho re
ports aro turned In thero will cortalnly
bo n most satisfactory fchowlng. '
Tho majority ot fashlonablo people
ot Honolulu rather buy their hate In
jlwakaml'8 Hat Department than any-
THE WATERMAN IDEAL FOUN
TAIN PEN. All slscs, nil shapes. H. P.
A; C. SIMERSON,
Master S. S. "Mauna Loa.M
April 3rd, 1900.
Council's Report on
the Court of Claims
The Council of Stnto'cuniihirteo- to
which wbb referred tho appropriation
for the Court of Claims In their report
to tho Council will criticise tho ap
pointments made by President Dolo
and will recommend a material cutting
down of tho amount asked for In thu
bill. ' It Is understood they will reconii
mend appropriating for counsel for thu
government ibojjimp sum of $2500 In
stead ot n retalnlngfeo of $500 and an
aiMltlonnl fco of "?7-" for each
caso as determined upon by tho Execu
tive. Tho commlttco bellovcs there will
be nt least 2,000 cases which would
bring tho cost of fees up to $11,000.
They will recommend a reduction in
tho pay to each member of the Court
from $$10 a day to $5 a day, and a re
duced scale of payment for stenogra
phers, clerks, Janitors, otc.
THR PLUMBING PROBLEM.
Minister Young held a conference
with the master plumbers ot Hono
lulu this morning. Tho object was to
forecast tho work nocoisury for con
necting premises with tho uewonuje
system In tho shortest tlmo. Although
most ot tho plumbers held that they
could hnndlo all tho work In good sea
son with tho men already hero, when
Mr. Young questioned them as to many
houses they could connect in thirty
weeks tho nggrcgato was only 760,
whereas thcro are 3,000 houses to bo
connected. Tho plumbers promised to
tako tho matter Into further considera
tion. If they cannot do tho work, Mr.
Young says, the Government will havo
to seo that It Is dono somehow.
BOW WONGS STILL.
Most of the tlmo of tho Exocutlve
'ouncll this morning was taken up
1th further consideration of tho ap
llcatlon for a charter for tho Bow
Vong Protective Association. Attor
.icy W. A. Henshall represented tho ap-
llcants. No decision was reached,
'rom n conversation with a member
f tho Cabinet It Is gathered by a re
orter that tho Government would bo
cry glad to grant tho tbnrtcr If con
vinced that there Is nothing ulterior In
ho objects of the nssor'ntlon.
Allen Herbert Is gettlug a splendid
cturn from his asparagus bed at Ka
Ihl this season. He has given picas
re to n great many of hs friends by
ending nround to them liberal bunches
' -..,, vneptnl.1..
We have the 111 1st i.itiuc
tory .SHOES-ritfht in hand
now, for this spring walking
that we have ever offered at
This siiue has been made to
the times it's a reliable shoe
for little money.
Sole Agents, ' '
N "5 It