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12 PAGES HONOLULU, H. I., WEDNESDAY, M-YY 2 l!)()l) 12 PA(JES
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ONB'VOTE FOR W
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House Cnhlc Mil. ',
Washington, April 20. The it
D w uouso uommitico on commerce
I today substituted the Sherman bill it
houso commtttco on commerce
today substituted the Sherman bill it
ft for the construction of a Pacific it
t cable In plnco of tha bill recently t
X- passed by tlio Senate. it
it Tho Sherman bill had been pre- -
it vlbusly reported to tho House, it
it but today's action puts It In tho it
it form of a substitute for the Sen- it
it nto measure It differs from tho it
it Senate olll In providing construe- it
it tlon by prlvato contract under it
Government supervision, while it
it tho Senato bill provides lor Gov-
ii ernment construction and opera- it
it tlon. it
Sbarp Senate Discussion
Washington, April 20. Tho Senate
aad under consideration during tho
! greater part of today's session the con
ference report on the Hawaiian civil
Government mrnmire. Cttllnni inn dp nil
uctcuded explanation of the changes In
the bill. Tho report was tho subject
of sharp criticism. Final action was
postponed upon It until tomorrow.
Cullom mudo a general explanation
of the work of tho conferees.
A long discussion took place over a
provision requiring tho payment by
V residents of Hawaii of n poll tax of
f.) ueiorc votes couiu ue registcrcu.
Tho provisions was opposed by Till
man, Teller, Jones nf Arknnsas, Stew
art and others. Cullom. In charge of
tho report, said that If It wcro sent
back to conference he would favor the
' elimination of the poll tax provision.
' In conclusion of his explanation of
tho measure Cullora summarized the
advantages to this country of tho an
. nexatlon of Hawaii. He presented u
', general review of tho resources of tho
Hawaiian Islands, and showed that
r since they camo under the Stars nnd
Stripes they had experienced tho great
est material prosperity. Ho thought
no citizen of tho United States need
feel tiny doubt ns to the intellectual,
moral or financial standing of the Ha-
u.ntltin Tatamla "
"Theso peoplo havo brought with
them a splendid educational system,'
ho said, "and a prosperous ngilcultur-
ul establishment, nnd all classes of
rie7 sugar anil coffee planters nro en
gaged now lu'buslncBs profitable to nil
Tho report was postponed until to
morrow, when Cullom said ho hoped to
dlsposo of it.
MUST BE CITIZENS OF HAWAII.
Washington, April 23. Tho confer
ees on tho Hawaiian Government bill
havo agreed to that feature of the
Houso bill requiring that tho Governor,
Judges, etc., shall bo citizens of Ha
waii. 8BNT BACK TO CONFERENCF.
Washington, April 21. At tho re'
quest of Culom of Illinois, tho confer
once report on tho Hawaiian civil gov
ernment bill was laid beforo the Sen
ate. It was disagreed to and a new
confcrcnco requested, Cullom, Morgan
and Clark of Wyoming being named
EXPERT BOWDEN ARRIVES
Thomas Bowden, chief expert of the
Marconi Wireless Telegraph Co. of
Loudon, arrived in tho Nippon Man.
this morning. Mr. Uowden with Mun
uger Fred J. Cross of tho Inter-Islund
Telegraph Co., Ltd., will Immediately
pnocccd to tho preliminary work foi
lnbtalllng the telegraph system. Tho
specifications will be completed nnd
tho station on tho various Islands lo
cated. Tho equipment for tho system Is now
on tho way and Mr. Bowden's assist
ants will arrive within the next few
weeks In order that tho work may be
carried to rapid completion.
Mr. Bowden Is a comparatively young
man who has been associated with Mr.
Marconi for tho past two years. Ho ns
slsted in the experiments with tha
British and American uuvy nuu is wu.i
ablo to tako care of the tusk set for
him lu theso Islands. Speaking of the
latest work douo by tho Marconi sys
tem, Mr. Bowden spoke of messages
being sent a distance of 12.r miles over
land nnd sea from experimental sta
tions In England anil France. "We
have nover tried to see what wo could
do,' 'remnrked Mr. Bowden. "When re
quest Is made for work, wo tako hold ot
It nud wo hnvo not yet failed to ful
llll n reasonable tnsk."
Gent's Hermsdorf dye black box su
perior quality, two pairs for 25 cents,
at L. B. Kerr & Co.'s, Queen street for
one woeit only; don't full to sec thera.
THE WATERMAN IDEAL FOUN
TAIN PEN. All sUcs, all shapes. II. V.
rtKPUBLICANS AT THIS DRILL
rtllKD. 7:30 TONIQIIT.
ReDtiullcan Meeting Tonight Will Be
Rumors Evidently Sla ltd With Motives B st
Ktcwn to Tbcsi Making llie Accusation
N) Tb:ubt cl Huhlae RuH
Tho following prominent Republl-
enns have been seen by a representative
of tho Bulletin In regard tj the allega
tions mnde in print and upon the
streets that there were factions '.n I ho
Republican party that would endeuvor
to control the organization meeting to
be held this evening. Tin sensational
I'nmirla nf 4lnrli,,,l,l "hpnlArn'' nrn
evidently self-lntcn'Btcd'blid purpose:
made ns the following will show
A. S. Humphreys snld:
"I know of no faction or factions In
thu Republican party of tlnwnlt. I am
not a member of any faction, und It
there is any I cannot be counted on
to represent it In nny way. I bellevn in
tho sovereignty of tho individual, nnd
no good Republican can aflord to take
any other view of tho right which
qvcry rnnn has to be full and fairly
heard of any gathering of Republicans.
We ought to havo It understood nt the
outset that overy man, without refer
ence to his creed, color, or station in
life, can talk and voto ns he pleases on
any public question, without standing
In fear of volcanoes, or other forms
of force or ot fraud."
A. V. Gear said:
"Tho only program I know of Is
tho program stated In tile call for the
meeting. I think, personally, that tnc
meeting should provide for a perma
nent organization of tho Republican
party In tho Territory of Hawaii, cither
by delegating power for such purpose
to committees, or by nt oneo orgnnlt
ing In a comlmttcc of tho whole. Yes,
there nro fnctions in the Republican
pnrty, ns I bcllevo that the nepubll-
sans comprise all classes nnd condi
tions of men; but when it comes to or
ganization nil faction will Join hands
for tho benefit of Republicanism in
Geo. R. Carter said that he had heard
the rumor on tho strcects that a slate
had been formed nnd that tho meeting
tonight would only be to do tho shout
ing at; ho was not prepared to say
that he believed the rumors, but, If
thera proved to bo anything in them,
tho only way to do would bo to havo a
caucus and break tho slate by nn or
Another gentleman, who has taken
a prominent part In the present move
ment for organization said:
"There Is not tho least foundation for
theso rumors of factions in tho Re
publican party nnd 'slates' to be sprung
at the meeting tonight. My opinion Is
chnt tho stories havo been printed nnd
set nlloat othei wlso by tho members of
ono of tho old political factions here
which has already developed a healthy
political fear of openhanded, Republi
can methods and Is afraid of results
as It has a little slate of Its own that it
wishes to hold up for adoption. I bc
llevo that Mr. Cecil Brown will be
elected chalrmnn of the meeting to
night unanimously, nnd nono will be
found to accuse him of being a fac
tional num. His candidacy for chair
man is so popular that It seems to me
to prccluao the idea of a factional meet
ing. If there Is any foundation to thr
sensational rumors set afloat it may
ho looked for in tho vivid Imaginations
of tho friends of an Interested clique
A'nose members nrc accusing others to
shield tnelr own plans.' '
All other prominent Republicans
who were seen agreed they had not
heard of nny organized factions, but II
3iich existed they wero personally
and politically opposed thereto.
The Detention Camps.
Dr. Wood, president of tho Board
of Health, conferred with tho Executive
Council this morning on the disposi
tion to bo mndo of tho detention camps.
It was voted:
That tho Kallhl detention camp in Its
entirety, remain in tho custody and un
lor tho supervision of the Board ot
That the Board ot Health uso Its dls
crctlon with regard to tho disposal of
:ho buildings at tho Drill Shed camp,
and the military buildings at tho Kall
hl detention camp; also with regard
to tho cffectB now stored In tho Drill
lid rnmn of any effects of any of the
For fine full dress shirts at 71.00 t-uch
L. B. Kerr & Co., Queen street. These
Oilrts nro strictly high grade as to fit
Day and night cusses
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(lOUSl I 7!o ')o p. H
MQ 01 ATW TO
t A e s o c i L c d Press S p e c ! a I. J
Washington, April 25.San Fran
cisco, 11:39 a. rn.The conference
report on the Hawaiian Govern
ment bill was agreed to in the
Gil Roberts Is Still
Holding His Own
London, April 25. 1:57 p. m. Tho
Wur Olllco has received tho following
Jlspnteh from Lord Roberts:
"Blocmfontcln, April 23. I'olc-Ca-row's
division reached Roodekop yes
terday evening without casualties. Tho
advnnco wns covered by cavalry and
horso artillery which drovo back tha
enemy with heavy lowcs, their dead
oelng left on the groun.l. Tho mounted
troops halted for the night nt Goot
fontcln and nt 7:30 this morning were
crossing the Modder river nt Valsbank,
in accordance with my Instructions to
Trench to endeavor to place himself
istrlde the enemy's ilno of retreat.
French's nrrlvnl near tho Modder cvl
lcntly, however, alarmed tho Boers,
who evacuated their stung position
near Dcwctsdorp during tho night nnd
It was occupied by Chermsldo's divi
sion this morning.
' l'ho Highland Brlgado marched
'.wenty-four miles yesterday to support
General Hamilton and hsltcd for tho
night nt Klip Kraal four miles short of
"Brabant and Hart r.ro still a few
miles short of Wepenrr, and tho num
ers of the enemy appear to have some
what Increased during tho last few
jays. But It ,s not likely thero will be
iiuch trouble in tho neighborhood or
Wepencr once Dewteadorp Is occupied
by our troops.'
"I Inspected tho City Imperial vol
intcer battalion yesterday on their nr-
lval at Blocmfontcln. They nro in
Ine form nnd look very workmnnllka.
"I also inspected tho first company of
'mperlnl Yeomanry which has arrived
lere. Tho men turn out smnrt nnd
i heir horses aro In nn ndmlrablo rendi
tion." Dcwctsdorp Occupied.
London, April 25, 2:55 p. m. Lord
Roberts has telegraphed tho following
message to tho War Ofllce:
"Blocmfontem, April 25. Dcwtcs
dorp was occupied by C'licrinsldo with'
jut opposition nt 9:30 this morning.
All Depends on French.
(Associated Press Special.)
London, April 25. The lnJcclslvo
ictlon nnd slow progress cf Generate
lart nnd Brabant aro relntlvely unlm
lortnnt, when compared wlt'i thu prog
ress of General French.
It is now evident thnt Lord Roberts
lot only wishes to defeat tho Boers,
'jut to pen them In at Paardebcrg.
To this end 40.000 British troops are
onccntrntlng In tho southeastern por
ion of tho Orange Free State nnd are
operating according to carefully do
vised plans and tho dclav may he duo
is much to strategy ns to necessity,
Tho success of this importnnt move
ment almost entirely depends upon
General French. If ho can s.eep down
from tho north with the rapldlly of
execution which ho displayed at Klm
bcrlcy and Paardebcrg, ie will e'lTect
tho same swift, sudden transformation
which followed tho cavalry evolutions
two months ago. According to last
tccoiiuta, ho was pushing on Biircss
tully. Every day tho Boers remain nt
Wepener Improves General Fronen's
chance of success.
To put a glrdlo around tho 25,000
Doers estimated to be In the couth
ensttcin part of tho Oraus'J Froa State,
Lord Roberts hns evidently tnken
Inrgc chances. The British critics dif
fer regarding tho result, some declnrl'ig
It Is Impossible for tho Boers to escape
BERQSTROM IMITTSIO CO.
from tho net, whllo othis reserve their
opinion until more definite news ot
General French's progruu Is received.
There Is a general impression that
tho main ndvanco upon Pretoria will
bo tnken up without any reconceutra
tlon at Bloerafonteln, as with muro
than halt the British army stretched
across tho Orange Frco Stato Bitch a
chungo In directions would Indefinitely
delay tho accomplishment of Lord Rob
erts' main objective.
Great Developments klxpectcd.
(Associated Press Special.)
Hcrscbcl, Cape Colony, Tuesday,
April 24. It Is reported thnt tho Brit
ish havo occupied Wepjncr' nftcr heavy
lighting. It is also Bald thnt the Boers
aro unable to escape 10 the north nnd
thnt great developments nro expected.
Boers Return in Force.
(Associated Press Special.)
Maseru, Bnsutoland, Tuesday, April
24. On tho breaking up of tho bivouac
this morning, Generals Brabant nnd
Hart discovered that the Boers who fell
back towards Wepener yesterday had
advanced during tho night several
miles nearer to Strauss Farm which Is
n favorable position tor resistance.
Colonel Dnlgcty wns severely at
tacked with six guns tl.ls morning,
probably with n view to preventing
him resisting tho relief column. It
seemed yesterday that Dalgcty had
practically been relieved but the offen
sive nttltude assumed by the Boers this
morning shows the Idea to have been
erroneous. General Hart is now n
few miles behind General Brabant's
division which is waiting tor the for
mer to como up.
Thirteen British wounded wero re
moved to Mnfetcng nt midnight and
placed In tho English church.
CHANGES IN lM! BILL
A le'ter from VV. O. Sm'th Rivet the
reason for ill- fir-t delav of the conferen c
rtpnrt on the Irrr tnria' bill to hive berr
an i r Jer for remitting the bill asamended.
enat"r Prttlj;rcw made the mnilon, av
Iiir tint with the markings '"be mother
would not know her own cll'ld."
The amendments m icle bv the coinmi'
tee, other than minor ones, Mr. Smith
s ivs were:
vtrlke out Senate rrovls'on for mik ne
coas wise shipping laws apply to Hawaii
Mike Circuit a? well as Sup-eme Court
j.idRe appointive bv the Pre-ide t.
Anp'als on writs of erroi.etc. f'lim Ter
rltnrlal Supreme Court to t'e to U'll'e
Males Carts only on condlt on the sime
is g'lvern nppeils 'r m State Courts.
bale of intn,lcillng liquo' at retail to be
eft tn the regulation of the lerrltoii.l
REPUBLICANS AT THE DRILL
SHED, 7:30 TONIGHT.
PKnccHs Llkctlhe'H lnrtrnlt.
Tho Exceutlvo Council this mornlug
voted that tho portrait of the Princess
Llkellku, which has heretofore been
hanging In tho Judiciary building, bo
renovated and rcf turned and placed In
tho Executive building, In ucrtirdanco
with tho reepicst of Mr. A. S, Cleghnrn
In n letter of Marih 15.
No order Is being sent East for n
high lift pump for the central pumping
station. Tho matter remains wliero
the Bulletin left It a week ugo. Ten
ders are to bo Invlttd only locally, ns
the need Is emergent nnd n good pump
ALL REPl'BLK'ANS SHOULD IIF,
AT TONIGHT'S MASS MEETING.
SUPREME COURT DECISIONS
Tho Supremo Court has rendered a
decision overruling cxccptlonso ot Akol,
guardian, nnd J. II. Barcnaba, surety
on guardian's bond, to Judgment on the
bond for $200 In proceedings brought
by Judgo Stnnlcy. Justico Whiting
writes tho opinion, which Is signed In
justice Frear nnd Acting Justico Lor
rln Andrews. Dickey for plaintiff; Do
Bolt for defendant.
Justico Whiting Is author of a una
nimous opinion ot tho Supremo Court,
Justice Frear and Circuit Judge Stan
ley participating. In the submission of
case of John A. Butterflcld vs. Charles
Bon, relative to n foreclosure of mort
gage. The submission of rase Is dis
missed without prejudice to either
party, on account of want of clearness
In agreed facts. Castlo & Weaver for
plaintiff; Holmes for defendant.
A unanimous decision of tno Supreme
Court by Justico Whiting, Joined In by
Justico Frear and Acting Justico SMI
man, overrules the granting of. a non
suit In Union Feed Co., Ltd., vs. E. B.
Thomas, assumpsit. Tho ground of
non-suit was that plaintiff had nut
proved itself to be a lawful corporation,
plaintiff being refused lcavo to offer
the proof after resting Its case. It Is
held by tho Court that only slight fur
ther formal proof was necessary nnd
the case ought to havo been reopened.
The case Is remanded to the District
Court. Bitting for plaintiff; McCants
Stewart for defendant.
Justice Frear writes the unanimous
opinion of the Supremo Court, Justice
Whiting nnd Judgo Stanley subscrib
ing with him, on nn nppenl from the
Third Clicult Judge. The case wns G,
W. Ahoy vs. M. F. Scott, assumpsit for
16.C-. Tho District Magistrate of
South Komi threw It out of court, on
the ground that scrvlco wns mailo be
foro summons wns Issued, but declin
ed to allow defendant's nttorncys's fees.
Tho Circuit Judgo allowed tho fees, np
pcal being solely on that point. Now
tho Supremo Court reverses tho deci
sion of tho Circuit Judge, holding that
attorney's fees nro not allowed upon
the quashing of tho summons or ser
vice. Cathcart for plaintiff; Andrews
DAMON FOR r.OVEIJNOR.
When asked this morning about his
rumored selection to bo Governor of
Hawaii Minister Damon said ho knew
nothing of the matter, did not think n
Unvot nor would be appointed until thr
bill was passed and signed and was of
the opinion ho would remain with the
banking houso of lllshop & Co. foi
.some time to come.
Letters From llnrtwell.
Minister Mott-Smlth rend a letter
from Mr. llartwcll at the Executive
Council mooting. It was dated Wash
ington, April 20. Among other things
It says the Senate would not ngree to
making the payment of taxes a pre
requisite to tho voting franchise, not
to reiuliing that the President's ap
pointee as Governor should be 11 citi
zen of the Territory.
In a telegram of tho 2!th Mr. Hart
well speaks hopefully for tho Immedi
ate passago of tho bill. He said he
might havo to wnlt for tho Coptic In
order to obtain thb resolution for pay
ing tho Hawaiian bonds.
Turkey Will Settle.
Washington, Apiil 24. Tin- State
Department hns agreed tn glvo tho Sul
tan time to hcttln tho missionaries
lalms of about $100,000 not much
vlmo, but sufficient to relieve the situ
itlon of Its alleged wnrllko quality
Tho department Is pleased that Turkey
bus expressed n deslic to allow tho re
building of the Harpont and the Rob
erts colleges, which went destroyed
some years ngo and which the depart
ment hns been trying to gain tho con
sent ot the Porte to have ii'bullt. This
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Washington, Apr. 23. Sccro
tnry Long has scut to tho Na
val Affairs Committees of tho
Senate and House of Repre
sentatives tho adopted plans
for establishing a naval ren
dezvous, repair plant and
coaling station at Pearl Har
bor, Hawaiian Islands, with
nn urgent recommendation
pointing out the necessity for
promptly Instituting the im
provements to utlllzo this
key to tho entire Pacific
so P-a Ra Ro "3 Pa pa P-s pa t pa ru Pa
REPUBLICANS MEET TONIGHT
'ihi; Republican mnss meeting to bo
held In the Drill Shed ut 7:30 this
veiling bids fair tn be ono of tho most
-'lithuslastlc gatherings Honolulu has
3ccn In many days. The call has been
very generally signed, nnd it Is antici
pated that there will be n good repre
sentation of tnose who not having
ilgned will bo Interested emlookcrs.
So far ns can be learned there Is no
particular slato or tho evening, nl
though It wus reported on the street
this morning that Mr. Thurston had
a following thnt would havo a plan.
Jn the other band It Is stated that none
of tho old time lenders will tako an
active part, tho whole program being
left to tno will of the mooting.
Hon. Cecil Brown seems to bo ac
cepted as the mnn for permanent
chalrmnn, he having been a prominent
factor In stirring up the rcople to fol
low tho earnest suggestions of politi
cal leaders, both Republican and Demo
crat, In Washington to orgnnlgo as
tiromptly ns possible on American
CANAL VOTE MAY I.
Washlncton. AdiII 21. At the orenlni;
of the House to day, upon request iif Hep-
Durn ot lowa. cnairman ot trie intestate
and Foreign Commrrce Corrm Iter, uran
Imous c nsent was Riven to set alde May
1 nnd 2 for consideration of the Nicaragua
canal bill Hepburn said that cne day
would be given for Rener.il debase and one
for amendment utvl-rMir fiv-mlnute rule.
Cnnnl Bill Amended.
Washington, April 20. I he House
committee on Interstate and foreign com
merce today made an Import mt change in
the Hepburn NLarapua canal bill, striklne
out the provI.lnn for the "fortification1
an J thus providing whit Is exrect'd to be
a compnimle which wll air In bringing
the menu: lire to an early consideration.
The am ndment was pi onosed by (rep
resentative Barham of California. The
chairman of the committee wat Instructed
to offer the same upon cuns'deratlwi of the
b.ll at the proper time as a commute
amendment the.eto. The amendment
was agreed to, net without s me expres
sion nt reliictati.e. but with a view to
overcoming opposl ion and -e tiring action.
First Electric Rnllwny.
Rails for tho Pucldc Heights electric
rnllwny aro being lnnded from tho An
Irew Welch. 'I racklnyiug will begin
actively early next week. Mr. Desky's
promise of n trolley car excursion up
Knlulnul boulevard on tho Fourth of
July seems likely to be fulfilled.
TWO WEEKS ONLY.
We will hold n reduction snlo In
every line, commencing from Mny Cth,
1900. Call In and Judgo for yourself:
(w,nknml. Hotel street.
A LARGE SHIPMENT CF
.... Just opened by the
Manufacturers' Shoe Co.
Our stock Is now replete with good fits,
good style and good wear.
If you cannot come In with vur
hlldren, send them In and they will re
elve just the same care and attention,
md their feet will Ik just as carefully
Hied, as if you were with them.
We'll fit the foot If you'll foot the
bill, and promise you that bcth will be
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