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Vol. VIII. No. 1503
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HONOLULU, H. I., WEDNESDAY, APKJL 11, 1000
TRAPPED AGAIN BY BOERS
Roberts Men Suffer Bid Defeat at
Briilsb Advance Again Drlajed - French Re
turns to Bloemfonleln Plenty of Fight
Ltfl Id the Boers.
(Associated Press Special.)
London, April 4. General Col
vlllo nnd General French liavo giv
en up tho movement against tlio
nocrneastof Uloemfontcin nnd have
joined tho main army. It doubt
less Boomed to Ixml Roberts n vain
attempt to send 12,000 of his best
troops Into tho wilderness with n
field transport, In tho direction at u
right nnglc with his chosen line of
The Doers hnvo probably moved
elsewhere, nnd If to the southwest
General Colvlllo could as easily strike
them from niocmfontcln ns by follow
ing tho mup ncross the plains. These
Inferences still lcavo tho situation be
wildering for the time being.
Tho enormously superior British
forces nppcar lnactlvo In every part of
the war field waiting yet probably for
tho accumulation of material for .1
swift advance on the Transvaal fron
tier. Tho London military commentators
and tho public to somo extent are Ir
ritated nnd contused by tho situation.
Details received of tho scenes on
Urccnmnrkot Square, Capo Town.Tues
dny when Premier Schrelner encoun
tered an English demonstration, show
that tho Premier, fearing personal vio
lence, nought refugo In a restaurnnt.
Ho was hooted and tried to reach Par
liament House protected by tho police.
Tho peoplo shouted "traitor," but ho
succeeded In reaching tho House.
Finally the peoplo again sang "God
Savo tho Queen," when he raised his
lint nmld tho cheers nnd was heard
to say: "Reserve your Judgment."
Lord Roberts did not meet ills wife
at Capo Town. Sho will proceed to
Uloemfontcin. The permanent brldgo
at tho Modder river station has been
finished. The first train passed over It
Tho British garrison at Sprlngfonteln
was roused nt midnight Monday by tho
intimation that the Boers In force wero
about to make nn attack, but not n
Into Another Trap.
Bushman Kop, Saturday, March 31.
The British forco commanded by
Colonel Broadwood, consisting of the
Tenth Hussars, Household Cavalry,
two horse batteries nnd n forco of
mounted Infantry, under Colonel Pil
cher, which had been garrisoning
Thaba Nchu, was obliged, In conse
quence, of tho near approach of a largo
forco of Boers, to leavo last night.
Colonel Broadwood marched to tho
Hloemfontcln water works, south of tho
Modder, where no encamped at I this
morning. At early dawn the camp was
bhclled by the enemy fiom .i iear
point. Colonel Broadwood sent off a
convoy with tho batteries, while Iho
lest of the forco remained to act ns a
rear guard. Tho convoy arrived at a
deep nprult, whero tho Boot I were con
cealed, and tho entlro body walked
Into nmbush and was captured, to
gether with six guns. Tho loss of Hfo
wae not great, sinco most of tho Brit
ish had walked Into the trap b fore a
shot was fired.
'General Colvillo's division, which left
Itloomfontcln early this morning, ar
rived hero at noon, nnd ho Is now shell
ing the Boers.
Dewey foi President.
(Associated Press Special.)
Washington, April A. Admiral
Ueorgo Dowey today confirmed tho In
terview published this morning In tho
New York World to tho effect that ho
will accept the Presidency of the Unit
ed States, should the American peoplo
deslro him to fill that office. J to re
fused to mako any further btitemcnt,
Eleventh Clean Diy.
Tonight nt 11 o'clock will end tho
tiloventh clean day since the appear
ance of n caso of plague In Honolulu.
Dr. Jobo has mado fifty Injections of
Tho Board of Health meets In regu
lar session at 2 p. m. to consider rou
The majority of fashionable peoplo
of Honolulu rather buy their hats In
Iwakaml's Hat Department than any
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Hours l ;jo q:ji p, m
Jones Poms Patriotic
Shot Into Executive
The stormiest hour In legislative ilr
clcs since Gibson's tlmo occurred dur
ing the sitting of the Council of State
yesterday when the Achl resolution on
tho Court of Claims was brought up.
Tho original resolution reads:
Resolved, That It Is tho sense of tho
Council of State Unit the Executive
Order of tho President published In re
gard to the Court of Claims Is unfair
and unjust nnd lniu; bo changed..
W. O. ACHI,
Councilor of State.
Honolulu, April, !, 1)00.
Tho resolution ns amended by Mr.
Bolto which como up for further discus
sion this afternoon Is ns follows:
Resolved, That it Is tho sense of the
Council of Stale that tho Hawaiian
Government should pay nil Just claims
for losses caused by tho nrtlon tulcn
by tho Board of Health In connection
with tho suppression of tho bubonic
plague; that Is, losses caused by tho
burning of houses, fuiulturo nnd goods
by direct order of tho Boaid of Health,
as well as losses caused by tho acci
dental spread of (Ire of January 20,
1000, and losses caused by tho fencing
up of land on which house? hnvo been
burned Further, that the Council of
State most earnestly advise tho Execu
tive Council to appoint a new Court
of Claims of llvo members, at least
three of whom Bhnll bo hunturss men.
Tho President and Ministers and
Councillors Iseuberg, Eiip, Allen, Achl,
Jones, Boltc, Kuuliikou, Uqiih.i1vcs, Ku
nc, Robinson nnd Kennedy were pnx
cnt nt roll call.
Minister Young stntod that tho Uo.ird
of Health requested that nr. Item of
$10,000 for a new morgue, to bo erected
near tho pest house, bo Unci ted in (ho
appropriation bill. Tho Item was re
ferred to tho committee of Interior..
Mr. Allen reported from tho commit
tee of Interior on tho Item of Inspec
tors of plumbing. Tho commltteo con
sidered Inspectors necessary, nnd cited
that In all Mainland cities of the slzo
of Honolulu they wore employed. It
was, therefore, recommended that tho
Item of $G,000 therefor bo Inserted.
Mr. Robinson reported for the Com
mittee on Public Instruction that the
Royal school should bo reconstructed
and Improved, ns It was now danger
ous., A 4hree-story building was re
commended to hold CO per cent moro
puplU than nt present, and to contain
high, training and day uchool depart
ments, the new structure to cost $75,-
000. The report wns laid en tho table
to bo cousldcied with tho bill.
Tho Achl resolution cutno up while
Dr. Wood wns preparing his notes on
tho filtration question.
Mr. Kaulukoii moved t':e icsolutlon
Mr. Boltc said he would not support
the resolution ns it was. It was best
to talk the matter over. Ho then went
into tho history of the Court of Claims
and concluded that in right and Justice,
tho claims must bo paid. Ho favored
the view taken by President McKlnley,
but could not support that of tho Ex
ecutive; he did not believe. President
McKlnley would endorse their view.
Business men would adjudicate tho
claims quicker than lawyers ns their
knowledge wns greater and they were
In closer touch with tho people. Ho
then went over the history of the fire.
Many had lost all, some enly their
clothes, nnd it was contrary to common
sense not to pay all alike. Ho then
cited tho claims arising during the
cholera epidemic and held tho plague
claims wero of tho samo nature. Ho
differed on principle from the Attorney
General and tho Executive, believing
all claims should bo paid, that business
men should bo represented on tho
Court and that tho Executive Bhould
comply with tho wishes of tho majority
and under constitutional mlcs appoint
n new Court of Claims nt once.
Mr. Ka-no Bald tho Intention of tho
resolution wns to amend tho Executive
Order. Tho matter ho thought should
bo referred to n committee of threo to
dctcrmluo upon r. new Couit of Claims
Councilor Jones' View.
Mr. Jones said ho was not wholly la
sympathy with tho resolution and
would like to seo It toned down. Tho
wholo community, however, wero In
favor of tho princlplo and ho entirely
agreed with Mr. Bolto'tf remark'!.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars
worth of merchandise had been de
stroyed and, if tho Government had
acted legally, it must bo paid for.
Ho then referred to tho beginning
of tho revolution and the ovei throw of
tho monnrchy. Tho question of legal
ity of public nctlou had then been rais
ed, but tho peoplo did not hesitate;
they knew they wero light and set
nsldo nil legal quibbles. There had
(Continued on page 6.)
Democratic Hall Burned.
(Associated Press Special.)
Kansas City, April 4. Tho mnmoth
and suporb auditorium, in which tho
Democratic convention was to have
been held July 4, was burned to tho
ground by firo that started nt I; 10 p. m.
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SHOT AT PRINCE OF WALES.
(Associated Press Spec'al )
London, April 4. The Prince and Princess of Wales start
ed for Copenhagen thi morning for the purpose of attending
the celebration of King Christian's birthday vh cli occurs
Brussels, April 4. As the train was leaving the .Northern
station for the .southern railroad station nn individual fired a re
volver at the Prince of Aales, but mUsed His Koyal Highness.
Brussels, April 4, (Latest). The attempt upon the life of
the Prince of Wales occurred at 3:35 P- m. The would-be as
s ssin jumped upon the footboard" of the Prince's salon car as
the train was starting and fired into thj car, aiming at the
Prince of Wales The man immediately arresteJ.
(Associated Press Special.)
Washington, April 4. Without pte
llmlnnry business today, tho House re
sumed the consideration of tho bill to
establish n terrtorlal government In
Hawaii. Mr. McDowell of Ohio, n
member of the Committee on Terri
tories, wns tho first speaker.
Whllo Mr. McDowell was speaking
tho clerk of Senate appeared and an
nounced the passage of the Porto Rl
enn tariff bill with "sundry amend
ments In which tho concurrence of the
House Is requested." Tho bill wns
Immediately referred, under tho rule,
to the Committee on Wnys and Means.
Mr. McDowell, ono of the original op
ponents of tho annexation of Hawaii,
inveighed against tho labor conditions
In tho Islands and tho lufluenco of cor
Washington, April 3. Tho Houso to
day entered upon consideration of tho
substitute for tho Sennto Hawaiian
territorial bill under o special order
which will bring tho question to a vote
on Thursday afternoon nt 4 o'clock.
Tho debate was In commltteo of the
whole, and only threo of tho six
speeches were pertinent to the bill.
Knox of Massachusetts, chairman of
tho Commltteo on Territories, delivered
n carefully prepared speech In advo
cacy of Its passage.
Robinson of Indiana criticised a. sec
tion of tho bill which he said continued
In forco labor contracts existing In
Hawaii, denouncing it as legalizing n
system of wago slavery.
Mondell of Wyoming spoke generally
in support of tho bill.
Knox said: "Tho Hawaiian Islands
are the Gibraltar of tho Pacific In war,
tho key of tho Pacific In peace, tho
Paradlso of tho Pacific ever. Hawaii
Is now American territory, by tho
solemn agreement of two independent
nations. But whllo Hawaii Is United
States territory, it does not possess n
United Stntcs government, only a skel
eton of tho Republic of Hawaii ro
mains. Tho government provided by
tho annexation resolution was but,
temporary, Intended to last until Con
gress should establish n government.
There was entire absence of represen
tation a government entirely un
Amcrlcnn, and in derogation of all the
principles of a freov government. Its
only Justification could bo that Its cn
duranco would be brief.
"Tho old Legislature has expired;
there has been no election of a new
one. Now courts of United States
Jurisdiction have been established.
This method of governing Hawaii hns
proved inadequate, expensive nnd
cumbersome. A largo number of con
tract laborers, numbering nt least
25,000, havo been brought into tho
Islands slnco tho adoption of tho reso
lution of annexation. It Is tlmo that
this reproach upon Amcilca should
censo and that Its torrltory should bo
fico from the Influx of labor long
slnco denied by tho laws of tho Unit 3d
"Tho duty Is lmmcdlato nnd plain to
provldo for this now territory of tho
United Stntes a law framed to meet the
needs of tho Hawaiian people, not of
another people. No question of general
policy to other Insular possessions
should have weight. Justice to Hawaii
cannot bo dono except when her own
rights nro fully regarded.
"No fear of establishing a troublesomi
precedent for tho future bhould deter
In tho dlschnrgo of this duty now laid
upon Congress. No apprehension for
n future claim to Statehood should
hnvo any consideration. Wo cannot
now hind tho futuro In this regard.
No constitutional question Is Involved
In tho present consideration of a gov
ernment for Hawaii. Tho spirit of the
Declaration of Independence, as well
as that of the Constitution, goes with
the present mcasuro, for it Is with tho
consent of tho governed."
Knox was questioned about various
bectlons and provisions of tho bill es
pecially as to whether tho Asiatics In
Hawaii could enter the United States.
Ho replied that tho Chlneso nnd Jap
anese In tho Islands went there for
only a few years' stay. Somo of them
had left their native land permanently
and few of them would deslie to con
tinue their wandering to the United
Stntes, even if they wore allowed to do
Robinson of Indiana devoted much of
his tlmo to n denunciation of the con
tract labor system in tho Hawaiian
Islands, which ho characterized as
practical slavery, and which, ho said,
tho tenth section of the bill continued
In force. "It menns," said he, "that
you would crucify labor on the cioss
of landlordism nnd money In Hawaii."
Ho charged tho American Commis
sioners (Senators Cnllom and Morgan
and Representative IIIt) with having
been seduced nnd bur.kocd by President
Dolo and Judge Frenr, tho Hawaiian
Commissioners. But It must remain for
Congress, ho said, to determine wheth
er money was to bo placed above man
hood nnd contract slavo labor nbovo
freo labor. Hoblusou rend n letter
from the Commissioner of Immigra
tion showing that about 30,000 Japau
cso had arrived In Han nil under con
tract since tho Islands wero annexed.
"Tho Republican party," said he, "re
fused to pass n law In the Fifty-fifth
Congress excluding contract labor in
the Hawaiian Islands; refused In this
House, and defeated the amendment In
"To these Islands for years peoplo
have gono llko 'gnllcy slave, scourged
to his dungeon,' for not obeying tho
terms of a civil contract Into which
they were Induced to enter by tho cu
pidity of navigation companies and to
tho gain of plantations owners."
Lano of Iowa discussed the Porto
Rico tariff question, taking tho position
that whllo tho Constitution did not ex
tend ex proplo vlgoro to tho Islands,
It should bo extended by law, and that
every consideration of Justlco and
fair dealing demanded that tho people
01 the island should bo placed on nn
equality with those of this country In
tho matter of tho tariff. Ho declared
himself unequivocally In favor of freo
trade. Ho warned Ills Republican col
leagues that no party could violate
tho sense of Justlco of tho American
people without going down to defeat.
Lano's speech attracted considerable
attention. Members from both sides
of the Houso crowded about and listen
ed attentively to his vigorous rrosen
tntlon of his position.
Mondell of Wyoming praised tho
form of government proposed by tho
bill, and tho debnto then drifted to
tho subject of expansion. Thomas of
North Carolina und Wlllnms of Mis
sissippi mndo nntl-cxpnnslon speeches.
Boutello of Illinois replied to Wil
liams In tho concluding speech of tho
At 5 o'clock tho House adjourned
Washington, April 3. Chairman
Knox has agreed with tho California
delegation to favor an amendment to
tho Hawnllnn bill by which the Chi
ncbo exclusion uct shall bo extended to
the Islands so that it shall apply to
any Chinese person who may deslro to
enter any State, Territory or district
of tho United Stntes from the Hawa
Soils of Chinatown.
Tho Board of Health commltteo ap
pointed to cxamino tho soils of burned
plnguo sections stato that their report
will be ready In a short time. It any
plague bacilli aro found, tho commltteo
will recommend a very vigorous policy.
Somo of the members anticipate they
will be able to leport favorably to
opening up tho burned districts.
Filtration Plant Needed.
Dr. Wood spoko In n forclblo manner
for twenty minutes upon filtration bo
foro tho Council of Stato yestorday.
Ho pointed out In nn cffectlvo wny tho
dangers of typhoid fever nnd tho no
ceslsty of purifying tho sources of tho
drinking wnter supply.
Order your hot cross buns from Sing
er's Bakery and get tho best. Orders
delivered eaily Friday morning.
Altitude of Mr, Jones.
Not tho slightest Impicuclou has
been mado upon tho position of tho
Executive Connvll by tho bombard
ment of tho Council nf State. The
Executive will, at all events, fly Its
(lag this afternoon from the summit of
the samo kopje as was nssulled by tho
Standtholders yesterday afternoon. It
Is not n flag of defiance nnc. aggres
sion, however, but nn cnalgn Indicating
simply that the garrison Is holding tho
works nnd has no Idea that It can bo
dislodged by tho besiegers.
Minister Mott-Smlth talked freely
this morning of tho Government's po
sition In the controversv. Breaking of
tho attitude i.f the Council of Stato.
tho Minister of Foielgn Affairs Bald:
"Aro tluj satisfied with tho Court
of Claims that President McKlnley has
formed'' if they are not, then the
Exccullxe f'ouncll eannol go beyond
what Pt'Fsidi nt MrKlnb-y linn ordered.
They ..,ptar to be go'iu on tho ns
stimpll'il ilmt It una n imro board of
npproiHeiH that w.is contemplated,
whose Judgments on claims would
have to bo paid by appropriations of
the Council of Stntf. This view can
not bo borne out by (ho correspond
ence. "President Dolo wroto to President
McKlnley on January 21, four dajn af
ter the great fire, saying, after giving
a statement of facts which you do not
want to repeat:
"'It mis been deemed ndvlsable liv
tho Executive Council that Immediate
measures be taken for piovldlng tho
machinery and funds for Investigating,
fixing nnd paying the damages caused
by the action of the Board of Health In
destroying buildings nnu goods. Tho
following resolution was pascd by that
"'Voted, That President Dolo
write to President McKlnley by the
outgoing steamer requesting him
to provldo a Court of Claims of five
persons to adjudicate nil claims
connected with the recent burnings
ordered by the Board of Health or
Incident thereto, and that this
Government bo authorized to
spend up to $300,000 for tho pay
ment of these claims when adjudi
cated.' "'If you shall consider this nctlou
favorably It will be desirable that Btich
Court bo authorized to adjudicate such
claims finally and bo git en cxcluslvo
Jurisdiction In tho matter'
"In reply to this letter the following
telegram was received:
"'Washington, D. C, Feb. 9, 1000
President Snnford B. Dolo, Honolulu.
Tho Preslncnt uppiovcs you appoint
ing five persons to take evldenco c.t
losses caused by tho burning of China
town In Honolulu nnd to mnke nwnrds
or Judgments on such losses to be paid
out of appropriation made by tho Ha
waiian Council of Stnt.i in confounlty
with Hawaiian laws.
"And this letter from Secretary Hay
confirms tho telegram."
Tho letter Is dated Washington, Feb
ruary 17, and simply confirms nnd re
peats the text of the telegram.
"I consider Mr. Jones thoroughly
patilotlc," tho Minister continued,
"and earnestly desirous of having noth
ing but the right don. Still, his po
sltlon Is Inconsistent. Yesterday ho
said that all tho losses .should be paid,
and In tho next brenth declared that
If tho legality of tho Board of Health's
action wero questioned ho Mould have
nothing to do with tho matter. Thcsn
sentiments 1 hold to bo utterly Incon
sistent with each other.
"If tho Hoard of Health committed
no Illegal act there Is no legal claim
against tho Government. Romcmbcr,
though, that tho Executive has hb
fuiiucd no position that would bar
claimants from seeking compensation
through other channels than tho
Court of Claims.
"Tho Idea of paying all rlnlms Is un
tenable. It would shako tho credit of
tho country to Its center. Tho Jupan
eso aro actually claiming $100 apiece
for every Japanese servant from thu
burnt dlstilet. They luvn told two of
my own beivniita to put In claims for
Mr. Mott-Smlth. hpoko of the dim
culty, tho Impossibility Indeed, of ac
curately valuing the losses of lease
holdcis. Thero waB n possibility that
tho loss upon a lease, from being Bhut
out of Its benefits between tho burning
and tho rebuilding, would bo moro
than compensated In tho betterments
arising fiom tho changes of conditions
caused by the file.
Queen In Irclond.
(Associated Press Special.)
Dublin, April 4, 11:45 a. in. Queen
Victoria landed In Ireland this morn
ing for the first time In thirty-nine
jcars. Tho disembarkation from thu
royal yacht was uccompllshol at 11:30.
Tho commander of tho forces in Ire
hind, tho Duko of Connaught, the Lord
Lloutennnt Enrl Cadogan and their
stnffs greeted Her Majesty and tho rldo
from Kingstown to Dublin commenced
In splendid weather and befoio huge
and good-natured crowds.
A specinl to tho Now York Tclbunn
states that the naval authorities, will
ask for tho lmmcdlato Improvement
of Pear Harbor, and $500,000 with
which to stnrt the work.
HATCH AND DAY RESIGN
Minister Young reported on tho Ka
llhl delvitlon aimp to tin ExncuUvo
Council. Tho camp wnj to h.ivo hern
abandoned but Jh.it two Japanese wo
men were 111 of typhoid fevei and could
not be removed. Faiimi.'s nt present
arc $S20 n month bur Ur. Hownid In
willing to wnlvtf his salaiy of JiUU a
month there, and under his pay ns cltv
dispensary physician visit tho sick wo
men onco n day. By retiring tho head
nurse nt $1500 a montn nnd turning
out tho other po)l'. exprnsss could
be reduced to 1 10 M a d i Thrs'i sug
gestions wcie ordered to bn carried out.
The resignations of F. M. Hntch nnd
Dr. Day ns members of the Board of
Health were announced by President
Dole, who stntcd that he had already
accepted that of Mr. Hatch.
Harry Jucn's application to open hlj
licensed nnloon on premises In Kin.;
street nt Lclco was granted.
An application of J. II. Treshler to
ncqulro a Btrlp of land nt King nnd
Bethels stleels wnn ilffnrrnl utilll 1 1, r.
Territorial bill Is passed.
Tho Minister of the Interior wna au
thorized to Investigate the Board of
Health's reference about the Krwalo
district, and if It Is found unsanitary
to proceed with the legal remedy for
such cases. Ho was also requested to
take action regarding land south of
Oahu prison condemned ns uuaaulUry
by the Board of Health.
It was voted that tlin tlTopnllvn
Council recommend to tho Minister of
tho Interior that ho proceed, when he
has avallablo funds, to carry out the
recommendations of the Kallhl league,
set forth In their petition of April 6,
for the extension of Vlnnvnnl cvhuM
and Kunklnl streets to tho Knmehamo-
MINISTER YOUNG CORDIAL
Win. Mutch, president, nnd T. Mc-
Cants Stcwnit, Qco. W. Farr, Sam
Lowdcn, K. H. O. Wallaco and J. I'.
Mcndoncn, members, of tho Kallhl
League for Public Improvements, this
morning waited on Minister Young for
tho purposo of urging that Immediate
Htcp3 bo taken for tho extension of
School street, Vineyard street and, it
practicable, Kunklnl street through th
Kallhl district. Mr. Stowart on com
ing out said to a Buletla reporter:
"Tho Minister was glad to see the
deputation nnd wished thero wero simi
lar leagues In al ldlstrlcts of tho city.
Ho would feel very much helped by
such organizations. Tho action of
their leaguo had given him much
thought since ho had read about it in
tho Bulletin. Since yesterday ho had
held a conference with tho Survoy de
partment and come to tho conclusion
that It was n good suggestion and he
would have the surveys mndo at once,
which would lay the basis for legisla
tion to have tho proposed Htrcct exten
sions accomplished. It was his desire
to Imv clmprovements In lino with
thoso In cities of tho United Stntes.
'i ne Minister Instanced tho city of
Oakland with which ho wns familiar"
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY.
Tnko Laxative Bromo Qulnlno Tablcte.
All druggists refund tho money It It
falls to cure. E. W. Grovo's denature
Is on each box. 25 cents.
The Manna Lo that nrrlvod this
morning brought 10.CS3 bags of sugar,
CO sheep skins nnd SI bundles of bides.
Thero wcie lCl,S.r.O bags of sugar loft
on Katial when the Muuna Loa sailed
We hive the nnt satisfac
tory SHOES right in hand
now, for this spring walking
that we have ever offered at
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the times it's a reliable shoe
for little money.
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