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Mil. EWSNINU IK'iil.lil'IN: MONCH.ITiY
I I., HATUItlMY iMMUIj 7. IlilHl.
With fflP Hmi nril nf iin'n
HUH IIIC OUUIIU1 Ul Old.t
cumitnnccs would Imvo produced one.
Quotations of stocks nml of lent c.i
talo nro not Itucttiiitint; ns they were
a year ngo. It dors Imvo n reussurlii;:
effect In IIiIh country lo know Hint
tlicro 13 a surplus In the. tieasiiry, with
tnu iiRsurnncu that liondlioldcrs will
BOt their money. When we malto n
consorvntlvo cntlmnto tho Council of
BUUo should amend It to ninUo as Rood
nn appropriation bill ns possible, but
It Is my duty to caution you. Again
wo liavo to go to President McKlnlcy
for approval. If wo go lo him with n
bill ahead of our estimates ho would
naturally ask for the icnsons, and It
would take some nrguuunt to convince
him wo wcro on the safo side. Hut it
wo present a reasonable argument
based on facts, It would glvo the Dill
strength. Everything naked of tho
Government nt Washington so far has
been granted, nnd they bollvo that we
aro dealing fairly with them. They
are very anxious to mnko no mistake.
Wo do not realize their nuxlety on our
account. It means u vote thousand
of votes. Tho anti-expansionists would
Jump nt a chance to show that our af
fairs are not being well managed.
Since becoming nn American I nm con
scious that we nro coming nearer nnd
nearer to Washington. While I do not
say this for tho benclU of 1'rcsldcnl
McKlnley or his party, I think It Is
right tp tako his welfare nnd that of
tho Republican party Into considera
tion. Mr. Jones, whllo sympathizing with
Mr. Gear's views, quoted cstlmntei to
show that the Increase proposed was
not necessary. As a compromise. n It
was said politics was n tyttem of com
promise, he moved tho item pass at
Mr. Gear said Mr. Jones had got hold
of tho wrong estimates. Ho moved tho
Item pass as recommended by tho com
mittee. Mr. Young did not wish lo bo into
iinilorMtnnil. Tlin nnmmiitif hnil nilniil. I
od his original estimates, which wcro ' le"R:s same, $S,000; liiiiulng expenses
for $1,000,000. but all tho work could KnruaBo crematory, $1500, committee
not bo done In one period. Ho could recommending $S,000. carried; t;cg
not go to tho other Ulands, nnd va3 regntlon, support nnd treatment of
rather disappointed nt receiving scarce- , lcIer. $12,000; total, $115,030.
ly any requests from there. Only ono Committee recommends the fallow
letter had been received from Hllo, '"K Items: Itent gen-riil dotvntloti
written by J. A. Scott, nsklng for wimp grounds, Kallhl, $U50; detention
money to Iraprovo tho principal busl- camp for whites, $90; dotentiir. camp
ness streets. No. 2, $750; care of detention camps.
Mr. Isenberg apologized to the Minis-
tcr for Kauai. Nono of tho people on
the other Islands knew at first what
tho Council wns going to do. When ho
found out he wrote to llaual and asked
them to hold meetings nnd state their
wants, keeping them down ns low as
Mr. Ka-no complained that tho com
mittco gave no particulars.
Mr. Young said tho whole figured
wcro In hand. Besides what was al
lotted to streets having the most spent
unywhero else required. He believed
tho present road supervisor would glvo
them satisfaction in tho streets ho
Mr. Ka-no caused a laugh by moving
to refer tho Item to tho Judiciary com
mittee. The Item passed ns lecomnu-ndcd by
tho committee, nnd tho Council then
Thursday, April 5.
The following members were present
at tho Council of Stnto meeting yester
day afternoon: President Dole, Minis
ters E. A. Mott-Smlth, Young, Damon
and Cooper; Counelllor.1 Kennedy,
Nott, Gear, Jones, Robinson, Knuliikoii,
Isenberg, Achi, Allen, Gommlvcs, and
Mr. Jones presented tho ivm"t of tho
special committee on Act No. 7, far
expenses of tho Court of t'hilms. the
gist of which wns given In yesterday's
After some discussion, tho Executlvo
wanting tlmo for consideration, tho bill
with tho report was mado tho special
order for Friday.
Mr. Young reported on tho claim of
John K. Preudergnst for two successive
chairmen of the Kooluuloa roaJ board,
in 1S91 and 1S92, amounting to $2'J3 75.
The claim was n Ju.it one but succeed
ing road boards had declined to pay tho
money out of road tnxes far their
terms. Ho recommended the insertion
of an Item to pay the lillU. Adopted.
Tho consideration of ileum in Act
No. 2 was resumed with results as
To complete Nuiianii mail to 1 Ul,
Mr. Jones nsked who made thn esti
mate, nnd, being told t lit? Superinten
dent of Public Works, s'tld ho was oiii?
who had advanced money to complnno
this road. Ho ask?d the Superinten
dent what It would cost, nnd ho assur
ed him ho could do the woik far $H.
000. Now, with the unpnld bills nppri
prlatcd nnd this item, they were ask
ed far $23,5G5.18, or 00 prr cent moro
than was nssuicd him. He would vote
for tho item but at tho i:::uii tlmo ml
slvcd tho Minister to look around for
another Superintendent of Public
Mr. Isenberg ICokua mil (very much
Tho Item passed. .
Wnluluc and Koko Ilea.). $2500.
Hwn nnd Walannc: Klpapa bridge
and approaches, $1000.
Walalun: Homestead road and
Hero nn Item wns insetted: Roads
and bridges, Kauai: Il'innlcl, $5,000.
Road Damages. All Iblunds, unpaid
bills, $773.50; new, $125,000, committed
recommends $225,000 which cnrrled.
Electric light Honolulu unpaid bills,
Lighting streets other than Honolu
lu and Hllo unpaid bills, $lt.2... I
Electric light Honolulu, $12,000 '
Gnsollno plant 200 h. p. for olcclrlc
titation, Nuuanu, $12,000. Referred to
Attorney General as to right in view of
Hawaiian Electric Co.'s franchise.
Running expenses laundries, $3000. :
Iwllel ditch, $1200. I
Addition to postofflco, Honolulu. $13,
Mr. Jones asked what's the use, If
the United States takes over tho pout-
omco wllhl" ,,irt" "onthi.
Mr. Yuiiiib answered If .such docs not
' hnppui postal huslucsi will bo In n lud
'I ho Item pUHscd.
Now government dispensary mi'l
emergency hospital, $21,000.
Committee ucoiiiiiifniU $30,000 for
Insane Asylum bulidiugj.
Mr. lsinheig hnil been out thoro tl'tit
' rnojnliig. 'hero mo l.W ocoplit theio.
and tho buildings falling uwuv
Mr. Young supported tho Item and It
'telephone from North Kona to South
Cummiuee recommends $1200 for
telephone from Ullo courthouse lo
1'iuia on condition that residents pto
vldo n like amount nnd Government
have free use of two iiistrunifciiu foi
five years. Carried.
Uoard of Health. Comniltt?o re
commends $3753.33 for unpaid bills,
giving items, uarrisd.
Knlaupnpu store, $20,000. Commit
teo recommends an additional Hem of
$3ol,33 for settlement of kulenna
claims nt Knlnupapa. Canted.
Hcmovlng Garbage: Committee re
commends $200 for unpaid bills. Car
ried. Purchase 12 odorless uxcnvnlnrti.
$12,000; 2 sewerage scows, $5,000; 3
garbage carts, $150; 4 carts dry earth
system $000; 31 hend live stock, ?0."i00;
hay and grain, $13,000: new stables,
i.uuu: totni, siu.OoO.
Mr. Achi criticized items for buying
mines nnu rodder. Ho moved nn
amendment to insert tho words "not to
exceed" before tho $;.'00 for live
Mr. Iscnbcrg Bald If Mr. Achl would
undertake to keep niilinal.-i for wnai
ho said, tho speaker nn 1 other stock
owncis would bo glad to turn thcl
nntmals over to him. Powerful mules
would bo needed for tho heavy cxen
The amendment was lost nml tin
Purchase of steam vessel for tow-
'"B BCWnge SCOWS, $20,000; running ex
Kallhl, $900; running expenses of
sewerage plant, $9001; segregation,
support and treatment vl lepers, unpaid
bills, $280.43; total, $13,0 12.. 13.
Mr. Mott-Smlth moved to amend n
clerical error In tho Eduentlon Items,
making unpaid bills of book fund $140.
90 instead of $98.40. Carried.
Mr. Gear moved to refor sections 2,
3, 4, 5 nnd C of Act 2 to tho Judiciary
committee far revision and report.
Act 3 was taken up and Interior
items pnssed ns follows
Salary of stenographer, typewriter
nnd recording clerk, $3,000.
Committee recommends $S40 far pay
of poundmaster, Honolulu, the fees
having been liiHutncien:. Can led.
Forests and Nurseries- Pay of la
borers, Maklkl nnd Nuiianii, $1008;
new payroll nurseries, $201.
Honolulu llro department, regular
payroll, $1200. Commltteo recommends
additions, partly far proposed new
hoso companies, making the Item $23,
Commltteo recoiumen Is on urgent
request of Fire Commissioners, $2125
far additional pay of firemen nt sani
tary tires. Carried.
Bureau of Survey: Salary of drafts
man, $300; salary of moteorologlst. $2,
400. Uureau of Conveyances; Snlary of 2
copyists at $50 u month, $2100. Com
mittee recommends $1730, as Registrar
says the work will bo greater on ac
count of dlsallowanco of book type
Durcnu of Water Works: Salary of
first assistant clerk, $210); salary of
superintendent Walluku and Kiihulul
water works, $210.
Uureau of Public Works: Saint y of
draftsman and assistant superinten
dent, $3000; pay of lighthouse keepers
unpaid 1899, $15. committee i.mend
ment to $539 cnrrled.
Committee recommends these new
ltes far Board of Health' City sani
tary offlcor, $1200; bacteriologist:, $1,
800; executive officer, $5100; general
expenses, $12,900; removing garbago
payroll, $59,010; total, $$.0,100. Car
ried. Committee recommends further $1.
200 far salary of n purchasing ugent of.
tho Board of Health.
Mr. Robertson nsked what tho agent
would do far his salnry In nn ordinary
Mr. Gear for answer fpoko of the
large and vailed purihnsrs of lliu
lloaid. Tho Board desired to have such
an official, to mnko purchases Instead
of half n dozen officials. Oun reason
wns that with u physlcltn as executive
officer, nnd physicians no: being rup
puseu 10 ue good misinojs men, such n:i
ofllcor wns desirable. I
President Dole nsked It most of tho
Board's supplies, in or Unary times,1
were not procured by advertisement. '
Mr. Gear was not prepared lo ans
Mr. Kennedy supported tho item.
Mr. Damon moved to defer tho Item I
far further Information, speaking of
tlio uoaril or Health blng n govern-
ment In itself. Tho President deemed 1
this wise, and It carried.
Mr. Gear moved to consider the pro-,
posed new Item to pay the claim ot
iicnry zoruo ror arrears or salary as
custom houso appraiser In 1830-7, As
tho petition had not neon returned
.from tho Executive Council nobody
present could stnto the amount. A
motion to adjourn was lost. Mr. Kuu
lukou suggested that tho Minister of
Foreign Affairs was young enough to
run upstairs far tho petition. At least
Mr. Gear moved to mako ir.e Item read
"not to exceed $800," which carried.
At a few minutes to i", o'clock the
Friday, March C.
iTcisnii ni ine uoiiiicn or tiiiiiu yes-
tcrduy who: l'icsiiltiiit Dole. MinU
tern Molt-Smllh, Young nnd Damon;
Coiiticiiiuis Istnbeig, Achl, Allen, Kli
ne, Robortsuii, UoiisalVtH, Null. Gear,
Joins. ItobuiBou and Kaiiliikou.
'I he following itsolmlon was Intro
duced by Mr. Achl:
Kcsolvcd. 'that It Is tho sense of the
Council of Htnto that tho Executive
Unlets of the Picslilcnt, published In
regain to tho Couit of Claims, nro nn
fair nnd unjust and must be changed.
Mr. Achl spoko i length In mwi.H
jrltivlain of the Order, lie laid p.n
ilculur stress on the ban lint out o
.eastlioldeis from tho benoilu of tin
Joint (if Claims, wiii;.. believing lh.
csolutlon ouglit to pass, lie was will
.ng to make it the onW for n futun
lay, so that tho Government mlgh
.invo time to prcparo their reply.
Mr. Gear seconded tho motion nm
would favor making tho resolution th
' special order for Friday t,ftemouii fin
! lowing action on tho report of tho bin
cini committee on Act No. 7. lie ha
liecn infaimcd by a member nf th
Board of Health that In nil prob.tblllt
there would be six thousand elnlini
nnd that the proceedings would occup
four or five years. '1 hue meant $12,00
In nttorncys fees besides the tcialnln.
fco of $2500 on the Government sldi
alone. The speaker was against tin
Court altogether, but if It was to g.
on he wanted Its published regulationi
amended. If the Government was nol
to hold Itself liable far Judgments, the
Court might bo regarded ns simply n
piece of machinery started far the
sake of seeing it running.
Mr. Young presented tho excuses of
the Attorney General far absence, nnd
said ho heartily approved of having
ho matter made a special order far to
morrow. 'I ho President. In a conversational
liscusslon with Xtr. Gear, took excup-
Ion to tho statement Hint the Govern
ment held itself not llabln. Ho claim
ed that the provision that tho Court
should fix tho liability answered tho
The motion carried.
Mr. Damon brought up tho matter of
the item for n purciiisliirt agent of tho
Board of Health, and Mr. Gcnr Lukcd
for another day to await consideration
by thn Board that afternoon. Granted.
Act No. 4 wns tnken up. being for
expenditures under the loan bill ot
1890, nnd Items pnssed as below:
Interior Department: New wharf nt
Pnpllia, Nahlku and umroaches. un
paid mils 1S99, $191.20.
Harbor Improvcmouls. Honolulu,
$200,000, commltteo recommending
Mr. Young, In answer to Mr. Robert-
son, said tho h.irbor belonged to tho
United States, but wharves and slips
would belong to tho local government,
110 mentioned Bomo ot tho improve-
ments contemplated, Including 11 new ,
wharf near the new iron works. If tho
Improvements wcro not made tho
money would not bo expended.
Mr. Jones thought they should keep
In view the bill for the Tenltory of
llawnll, perhaps at that hour being
finally voted upon by Congress. Ac
cording to that bill they could not ap
propriate more than $1,500,000 over tho
revenues far tho previous period. It
wns not safe to mnko estimates on the
basis of 100 per cent increas-j of Inxcs
predicted by Mr. Gear tho previous day.
Mr. Gear agreed thnt this bill should
bo kept within tho bounds of loan
funds available, but thought tho other
appproprlntlon bills did not enter Into
the question. Funds far tlieso depend
ed on current receipts In the treasury,
and if tli emoncy weri not tlicro it
could not bo expended.
Mr. Damon stated that all thn unis
sued bonds amounted to $791,000 nnd,
in answer to Mr. Jones, said If Presi
dent McKlnley npproved ot this Act
ho thereby sanctioned tho salu of iho
bonds. Replying to Mr. Gear ho said
that some addition might be mudn to
the $799,000 when nil accounts under
the loan fund wcro balanced.
Mr. Jones felt that they wcro oafo
In voting nil tho nmounlfr recommend
ed by the commltteo, from the provi
sion In the territorial bill to which
he hud alluded..
Mr. Gear then finding tho question
cleared up moved to pass tho item ns
recommended by the committee. It
wns a matter of expending money If
tho funds were available.
Mr. Mott-Slth was reading a report
of experts, Arthur Harrison nnd John
Oudcrklrk, on tho Rn.il school build
ing, with u view to Informing tho
Council of ndditlonal heni3 ho desired
Inserted, when Mr. Kiiulukou called
him to order. The point wns admitted,
and tho motion to piss the itm at
$300,000 can lid. 'the Mini t f Pub
lic Instruction then ;i.'o .i'mI. rending
tin' npoit ni' nl. on. il , .niclhei' i. oil)
O. I'. I .,i'lr.r-i n ii . hln t, and moved
to in-, it n n . ii nr
Nw Hiliool li.iildin,; ami picm'sis,
ltoj.il hilinnl llono.. i, i. ST.MI'JO. Re
fer Ml to Education committee.
Hllo wIihivck !n .linn, .nnimlllif. in.
commending $10,000. which curilm!.
suivey and sounding for harbor in
Wnilun river. Hilo, $21100.
Seweiage far Hllo. 'SO.ijiin, commit!' 0
recommending $.o.')i)0, which carried.
.Mr. Young explained that the original
Item was Intended only far Investiga
Hllo custom house and postoiMco, of
stone or brick, $11,000, committee re.
Mr. Gear would movo to Insert a now
item for a bonded wiirohouSn If such
was not Included In thU estimate,
Mr. .Jones, on tho Item passing r.t
$22,000, moved to refer tlw nintter of a
bonded warehouse to committee. Car
ried.. Roads, Hawaii: Widening and ex
tending Hllo street, IlO.wOO, commltteo
recommending $25,000, which carried;
homestead road, Hllo, $10,000, commit
tee recommending $20,000, which cnr
rled.. Commltteo recommended now Item
of $25,000 for road from Knuinnna to
Olaa, which carried. .
Roads, Puna, to complete contracts,
r mil in !(
' icck report. .
Koniin, Kail, 132. 090.
ItosiUH, South Konn, $2500, increased
on cummluiuB lepoit lo t'JMJ.
Uoiiiim, North Wiiii.i, S2.:.u,j, mixed
to $.i(,,uoo on report ot eoniinllteo.
lioaiiH, .Smith IColi.Ua, $13,U00.
UiiiiiiH, Noun Hun,,. ii, .., , .nun! lo
$3500 on leport.
i.o,i..d, uaiu.ikun, Spi.iiui), lurrciitiei
Ko.iuh, North Hllo, $:M.0fi0, Incrcinoi
o $ lO.OUO.
Committee lccommcnda new Item o.
lu.ouo far new bridge on Wulniu.
Uoads, Maui: Hann, $20,000. ralf.ii
o $10,000; Makawao, ?l0,0oo, increase!.
j ;ii),uuu, on repoit.
Mr. Jones noticed nothing for Wcs.
hnil at nil.
Mr. oiuig was sorrvy to say he hat.
.o knowledge of any roads" outside oi
lonolulu except from letters, havlnfc
etn unable to visit tho oJier Islamix.
Mr. Damon said there was a large
jail tax, $20,000, for Makawao.
Roads, Kauai. $5000. Committee re-
Jinmtnds to substitute the following
ems: Hanalei, $5000; Kauwalhanii.
.000; Llhuc, $3000; Koloa, $i00ii:
nlmca, $3000, which cnrrled, .
Miscellaneous: Addition.! to wale;
orks, Honolulu, Kallhl pumping
unt, $85,000. Mr. Achl moved to
linngc unine to Palumii, as that wa.j
diere the plant was situated. Mr.
icar did not see how tho name could
e changed now, since forme, appro-
rIattons had been under the name of
iallhl. Mr. Young agreed with this.
Mr. Jones moved to Insert tho words,
or Pulnma," which carried ns did the
Diamond Head reservoir nnd wntcr
pipe, $10,000; nitration system, Nuu
anu, $00,000. commltteo ic um mending
io suiisiiiuio tlbu.nuo for ...Wlllonal
i icjeivolrs, as tho drat consideration
should be to obtain ,va'er,
Tho President hoped before abandon
ing the Item for llll.atinu thev tdumiu
confer with the Board of Health, which
ho undcistood considered filtration a
grnvo necessity of tho public licallh.
Mr. Isenberg spoke of peoplo payhii;
water intcs and getting little or no
water. He believed mi filtration, but
they should get water first. What
would the use bo of n filter with no wa
ter in It. Tho other day ho took a
run up Nuuanu and saw one -eservolr
dry nnd the other with a fci feet of
water which looked green am. fit oulv
to be run into tho ssa.
Mr, Robertson counseled more ilo-
liberation over thin H.nn mnvinr. ,,,i
Journment. Tho provnlent sickness
could hardly be charged to Nuiianii w.i-
tcr, so few people got water from that
system.. It would seem rather Unit
It was the artesian water needed Ultra-
Mr. Jones, being domiciled on tin
Nuuanu system, testified to the lack of
water and could sco no use of a llller
with nothing In It. Ha could not vote
far a filter nt present.
Mr. Mott-Smlth preferred a little
water filtered to much that was ninthly.
Mr. Gear mentionul number Item,
following, of $30,000 far addition to
water pipe system, Aliich was Intended
to convey artesian water to people on
elevations now served wlili suifnre wu
ter from Nuuanu. With this carried
out there would bo lcs urgency far fil
tration. Mr. Robertson recalled analyses of
water made some tlmo ago by n chem
ist, the results showlri; more deleteri
ous properties in nrteslna than In sur
face wnter. The lutn mentioned by
Mr. Gear besides opened up another ec
ilous question, It had appeared lately
as If the underground Mater was full
ing low, and It was doubtful If It was
wise to drain that source much more..
Mr. Isenberg again emphasized the
iifi'i'sslty of relieving present scarcity,
instancing Ihc fact that he had tut had
a bath for live davs.
The matter was d. 'furred till lod.iy
and the Council adourn?d.
Man wasn't mndo to suffer, but ac
cidents will happen, nnd to meet such
cases, Nat nro designed tho rojts,
herbs, gums and leaves far tho heal
ing of tho nation. Nature's way to
treat n cut, bruiso or ii bum, Is to
cleanse, draw and lic.il, uml Hint's tho
way Klckapno Indian Snlvo acts Just
as nature acts. It nets that way, be
cause it is Nature's own remedy, com
pounded from materials gathered In
Nature's lnfnllbio laboratory; unadul
terated, pure nml simple. The same
ingredients found In Kicknpoo Indian
Salvo wore in use far centuries boforo
tho Red Men divulged It to thu Pale
Face. They healed nations ngf-s ago,
they act tho samn today, llobron
Drug Co., agents for (tin Ki-kupno In
j dlan Remedies.
Tiiesdaj, April 3.
There was a large ntteiidimco lit tlio
nniiunl meeting of the Y. M. C. A. I.ivt
night. Before the genirnl nectlng the
directors elected J. P. Cooko and Then.
Richards to succeed F. J. l.owicy und
W. F. Frenr. ami C. II. Atheiton far a
second term. An nmondimnt to the
constitution makes, tho association
hereafter elect tho dlreetois, who
cliooso tliolr own officer.
Geo. A. Howard, S. P. Perry and Dr.
Burgess are a commltteo lo imvo
charge of the anniversary meeting on
the 19th Inst.
S. P. Perry reported four niblu
classes with a special ono nt Camp Mc
Klnley. Tho project of tin nsaorlallou board
ing house was supported by Secretary
Colemnn, W. R. Custlo, W. C. Wecdon,
A. B. Wood nnd II. C. Brown.
Tho directors hud personally "dug
up" $30 to coyer a deficiency In ex
penses of association work Inst year,
V. McCants Stownrt gnvo a leport of
tho Literary Club, and Mr. Coats of
A baby carriage Is for salo. See For
H ("in. re-ii-ecd to $7,000 on
ft Chamber of Commeice
Wednesday. April I.
The Honolulu CliambiT of t'.jnimr-rc.-.vns
called together in lis rooms on
ileicniiiit stutt this l.nuioon lui tu
urposDof considering th-nppiiiutmrnts
finch have been made to th-. Couit of
.'lalnis and, realizing the Important.!
r mo matter to the business common-
iy of Honolulu, thoro was a full nt
tndaneo. Those present were ns fol-
J. J. Wnller, Geo. W Smith. Jnnu's
....... ......... umo,,.a,,u,i;iikci, oiiiiiiiii nnu nn investigation might
I. 11. Atherton. W. I Allen, J. I', lend to the thiowlng out of the decl-
Jooke, W. M. Girfard, I J. F. Bishop, H. slons of the Court of Claims and the
. Parinelec, W. W. Hull, M. Phillips, appointment of n new Court.
J. M. Cooke, F. Auerbacii. A. V. Gear, 13. C. Macfarlane atatcd Hint the
i. Bolte, F. M. Swanzy, E. C. Miicfnr- Court was not acceptable to the busi-
nne, F. J. Lowrcy, F. W. McChesney. ntss communltv. It mrininiv ,11,1 .,
Campbell, A. Fcrnnandez, W. F. Laiizo infinity. Perhaps President Dole had
mil I. Rubenstcln. made other tenders, representative
President T. Rain Walker cnllcd the business men might have been np
ncctlng to order, stating its purpose proaclicd nnd might havi declined on
mil referring to informal eommunlca. tho ground of being unablo to spare the
lions from some of the members of tho time. It should be (lwt understood
Jlinmbcr as being tho eauso of tho that l)iislneP3 men will accept nnd that
jnthcrlug. , n clinngo In the personnel of tho Court
!. M. Swanzy took the floor. Ills, can be brought about. The Court was
:lrst statement was that tlicro Is gen- certainly n weak ono for the purpose,
ml dissatisfaction and discontent at) Mr. Athrrton's suggestion of the np
he appointments to the Court of polntmciit of a committee to wait on
claims for the settlement of claims In, the Executive should be carried out
lonnection with tho detraction of . If not, then disapproval should be nn
iroperty In Chinatown. The Imprcs- nounccd. The Court cf Claims should
slon of tha peoplo had l en that tbd ! be reorganized.
inn constituting tho Court would havaj F. B. Aucrbach suggested thnt the
lecn chi.-i'-n fiom tho milks of thosu! resolution lie voted on nnd thnt a com
whose experience would have been of , mlttee be then appointed to present the
value from a commeiclnl point of view same to the Executive,
to the Court. Certainly nil tho mom- E. C. Macfarlane "Pcrliapa tho best
Oeis nf the Court ns nt present constl- nnd most courteous way Is tho cnslcst
-uti'd. were not competent to Judgo of and a committee should first wait on
1 great many matters tint must ncces- the Executive, hut I do not think tho
inrlly come hcfoio thrin for settle- resolution Introduced bv Mr. Swanzy
inoiit. Mr. Swuii7ey stated he wished It Is strong enough. Eviry member of
mcicijiuod tnni me Honesty nnd intcg-1 the Court should bo a competent man
rlty ot Ibo members of the Court of with business experience, will nil kinds
Claims was not Impugned. The Court of experience."
ihoiild be made up of members of tho C. M. Cooke "I am In favor of send
commercial community. Of course, It Ing the resolution first. Then R the
could not bo stated how far tho action Executive ilrslrm rnmniunimtinn win.
if tho Chamber would go. ns the mcm-i us. wo can nnpolnt a committee. To
hers ot Court had already taken tho I send 11 committee now might look like
ontli und advertisements bearing on Interference. The Chamber of Com
tho work had been Inserted In tho pa- merco should not put themselves on
pers. However, It might not bo too record In that way first. It has been
late yet. stated that those In mercantile busi-
A. V. Gear stated that, ns a member "ess nre not able to weigh nil tho evi
ct the Council of State, lie would stato denco In tho way n lawyer can nnd
that whatever tho Chamber might do for thnt reason, nothing but lawyers
would certainly have consldornblo had been chosen. I wcs In favor of
weight with that body. Ho had talked tho Court of Claims taking action soon
with a grent many buslncfcu men on tho er but I suppose Washington had to bo
matter of tho appointments on the consulted with, it will be a mlstnko If
Court of Claims but bad not met n whole lot of technicalities are
slnglo business man who endorsed the
appointments ns 11 whole. Mr. Gear
here dwelt on opinions recently
brought up in the Council of Stnto
meetings. Among these wns tho ex
pression to the effect thnt nil claims
should be thrown out on account of the
Inability of tho government to pay.
Another was the question, "When will
tho claims bo paid?" A great many
people wcro suffering nnd the Court of
Unims, according to tho plans ot tho
Executive, could not authorize tho
payment of nny claims but after tho
completion of Its work some six
mouths henco tho matter could bo re
ferred to legislative authority and not
only would a great amount of money
bo required to carry on the work of
tho Court but tho business situation
would not bo relieved. Tho statement
mado by President Dole that three or
four business men would bo appointed
on tho Court, was on record. Mr. Gear
hero recommended tho adoption ot a
resolution approving or disapproving
ot the make up nf the Court of Claims
and the maimer nf eui'durtlng thu
J. B. Atherton "So Jar ns I havo
gono Into tlio matter of the appoint
ments on tlio Court of Claims, I havo
failed to find among tho business men,
a slnglo ono who has endorsed these.
If thoro can bo no o'mngo brought :
about in the personnel or tho Court
now tlio least mild, tho better" Contin
uing, Mr. Atherton said there was
nothing against ttin individual char
acter of tlio men of tho Court but they
wero too young und had practically no
experience whatever in matters to bo
brought before them. Whatever might
bo tho mako up of tlio Court, there
should bo no delay in tho payment of
claims awarded by tha Court. Tho
money should bo paid over Immedi
ately after thu decision. Tlio Council
of Stnto should certainly have thu pow
er to insist cm that point.
Mr. Atherton was henrlily applauded
as lie took his seat.
At this point Mr. Runny intio
du'eed the following resolution:
Resolved, Thnt tho Court of
Claims us nt present constituted
by nppolutmeuts mado by Piesl
dent Dole, does not meet with the
approval or endorsement of this
Chamber, which Is disappointed
Hint tho commercial community of
this city should bo entirely mill
represented In that Court.
Tlio Chamber fully recognizes
tho Importance of the Court being
presided over by soino ono of ex
perience in the application nml
practice of law, but lalhi to under- .
Htnnd the reasons which seem to j
have rendered It necessary thnt
tho whole Court should consist of
members of tho legal profession.
F. J. I.owrey nsked for Information
In regard to the number of peoplo nu-
thorlzed from Washington to constl-
Into tho Court of Claims. If no express
number wiih stated two others mlulii
iiiiiiiuti n siiiini, ii.i iiiners niiMll
bo ndded to the number already np-
Hero followed a general discussion
among tho members and then J. B.
Atherton suggested thn niinolntmnnt nf
a committee of five to visit tho Exccu
tlvo for tho purposo of making a set
tlement to tho sntlBtu'lion of tlio
Chamber, if possible. In case it wns
legally decided that the money could
not bo paid Immediately, representa
tions to President McKlnley far power
,...- . ..-.....
Court of Claims 9
ru tat vat rAru tat tat, ta 0
to pay tho claims at onco
made by the Chamber.
A. B. Wlmil Nfnt,(l It tffia (,nnB9nOT..
even If the claims conlil unt i.n',,,1,1 n
the present time, that they should bo
gone Into. Has the Punt tho right
when It has been so constituted to mil
thorlzo the payment nf mirh vn.i ...m.
- of money? It might lie contended that
the Court has not bpnn prot crlv con-
meet thn liimlnrsn Ininmi. r i, .
brought In to make It difficult for a
man to get what Is duo him. It should
bo made ns easy ns possible for him to
R. F. Bishop "I fall to sco why
there should be eny i;ront legal ques
tions In connection with claims. It
seems to mo to be a mutter of apprais
ing values which business men can do
quite ns well ns lawyers. Lawyers
were appointed to tho Court bccaimo
tlicro was a lawyer to appoint them."
At this point the resolution of F. M.
wanzey was unanimously adopted
mil another unanimous vote Instructed
he secretary to rend n ropy of the
csolutlon to President Dole Immcdi
ltely. On motion of J. B. Atherton the
Tliursdny. April 5.
Tho new American schooner ilelene,
'oiiBlgncd to Allen fc Robinson, arrived
n port this rorenoon. 30 day.s from
ort BInkelcy. with the following car
'o: 931,500 feet rougn lumber, 187,
100 feet dressed lumber, 45.000 pack
tges laths and 221,000 idilngles. This
s tlio llrst trip of tho lleleuo to
iny port. Slio was completed recently
y Hnil Bros, of Port Blnkeiey far the
'slant! Undo und Is owned by Allen &
HoblMMiii. Sho is n -.i-nVet vehSl ntni
Is s.iid to possess fast sailing qualities,
I'hii Ileleno is nncnorM in the stream.
Thuirday. April 5.
At a meeting of the Board of Direc
tors of the Y. M. C. A. yesterday after
noon thu following officers were clott
ed: T. Cllvo Davies, president; J. P.
Cooke, vice president; II. 1 Board
more, recording secretary; Chns. M.
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