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From the Progressive Bulletin.
Vol. IX. No. 1610
HONOLULU. TERRITORY OF HAWAII, WEDNESDAY, AUGVST 15 1900
Prick 5 Cents.
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MONEY B PLENTY
SAYS MR. POUJTZ
Itiff AT THE
People Here Have Hurt
Themselves by Over
Speculation. HAWAII'S SECURITIES IN
LONDON AND NEW YORK
An Immense Influx of Money From
Sugar Crop3 at High Prices
Good Show for Stranded
Edward Pollltz, the able financier
who has been working In Hawaiian in
terest on the Malniana for some
months past, Is again visiting Honolu
lu. He arrived In the Alameda and
kindly granted an Interview to a Bul
letin reporter at the Hawaiian Hotel.
Mr. l'ollltz said:
"The flnnaclal situation on our Bide
Is all right. Money Is nbout two per
cent in New York. You can get all
you want at four per cent in California.
Oood bonds are Belting at a valuation of
less than four per cent, that Is, they
are at a preumlum.
"There has been a lot of over-spi-.-u-latlon
hcre.l'eople have been going Into
It Ey buying assessable stocks without
knowing how they were going to carry
them. The same thing has often hap
pened at every financial center. Theie
Is no cause to be disturbed by it.
"The plantations are yielding crops
which are coming up to all calcula
tions.. I have yet to hear of any plan
tation not up to Its estimate. Then yi3
are getting $10 a ton more for sugar
"Money Is only right here for specu
lative purposes. If people have not
mcansc to pay for their purchases they
mutt leave speculation alone."
Mr. l'ollltz was not prepared to ans
wer a question as to any definite trans
actions he might have made in Ha
waiian securities at the large money
"It Is my principle to take people
Into my confidence," he bald at this
point. "There Is nothing to conceal,
"f have been Bast and have made all
an alignments to make a market fcr
Hawaiian scurltles. These arrange
ments hate been D'Uile bo.u In Nev
York and London.'
He was asked It there was a chance
for new plantations to be taken up,
which had ben started here but strand
ed through the large delinquencies In
stock assessments. Mr. l'ollltz ans
wered: "If the plantations are good If the
soil Is good, and If they have the water
Ibere, they will undoubtedly be tnk-n
up I ntime.
"I3y gaining au outlet for the con
gested market here In New York nnd
London, it will give the people here a
chance of reinvesting their money, and
they knowing every foot of soil will
probably take hold and start those new
"People here have, as they say M4.
ten off more than they could chew.
Somebody vlth a bigger Jaw will gntso
the moiteU and chew them.
"The Hawaiian sugar product this
year will realize 522.000.CuO. This is
bound to come in hete some way, and
it will undoubtedly tell. LaBt year
was n splendid one for the plantations.
There has been no muncy trapped out
of the country."
DEATH OF J.J YARNDLEY
San Francisco, Aug. 1. J. W. Yornd
ley of Honolulu died yesterday in this
city. For the past twenty years be had
been prominent In musical circles. He
came to San Francisco to be treated
for his throat.whlch has been troubling
him for a year. His physician on Fri
day last pronounced the disease to be
cancer, and on Tuesday he was operat
ed upon at the German Hospital. The
operation proved more severe than was
anticipated. Yarndley failed rapidly
and passed away yesterday morning
at 10:45. His wife and sister were ut
his bedside. The funeral will take
place from the chapel of the Odd Fel
lows cemetery on Sunday afternoon at
Daimigctl By Heavy Wentlicr.
London. August 4 The ships Henry
Falling, Captain Matthews, f'om New
York April 26 for Knhulul, and P. N.
Blanchard, Captain Courtney, from Bail
more April 6 for San Francisco, put Into
Stanley, Falkland Islands. Julv 29. The
Henr Falling was leaking and the Wan
chard had her deck damaged by heavy
Largest Masonic Gather
ing Ever Seen in
PRINCE DAVID RAISED
BY L0DQE LE PROGRES
Elaborate Feast and Exercises Follow
ing Secret Work-Judge M.
H. Estea an Honored
The meet notable assemblage ot
Masons ever known to Honolulu was
gathered about the banquet board In
the MssodIc Temple last night. The
occasion of this happy event was the
banquet following the raising of Prlnro
David Kawunanakoa to the third degree
"by Lodge Le Progres de I'Oceanls, No.
121, F. & A. M. As (he oldest Masonic
body of Hawaii Lodge Lc Progres net
only kept up Its former good reputa
tion but kit ii high mark for future af
fairs cf n like character.
In the banquet hall nnd anteroom
tnbles woo laid under the artistic
hand cf Caterer George Lycurgur.
Every appointment of the banquet was
perfection. Decorations were lavish
only to that extent dictated by true ar
tistic taUe. The viands wcic of the
best, such as are alwuys within the
capabilities of the popular catctcr to
The banquet hall was crowded to tne
doors, fully two hundred Masons par
ticipating In the festivities of the oc
casion. It was close upon 11 o'clol:
when Worshipful Master Chuence M.
White ot Lodge Ie Progres called the
assemblage to order and in a short and
fitting tpecch introduced Hon. Paul
Neuman at tho toastmaster of the
evening. The Master of Lo Progtcs
was then called upon to speak for "Our
Mother Grand Lodge." Mr. White spoke
briefly, for the members of the lodge
nnd their fraternal relations with all
members: of the order, closing his re
marks by explaining the hope that Ha
waii would at no distant day have its
own Grand Lodge.
"Our SUter Grand Lodge" was re
sponded to by Judge M. M. Estee, Past
Master cf tho Grand Lodge of Cullfot
nla. Judgi Esteo on I Islng to respond
was grctttd with a cordial warmth be
fitting hie high standing. Ills remarks
were these of tho finished public spe tit
er. He expressed the hope and belief
that Hawaii would Indeed soon have In
own grand"lodge. Turning to his Im
pressions ot tho country as n lecout
arrival he noted the existence of fac
tions. He urged that nil citizens
should remember that they are Ameri
cans and as such should know no fac
tions. Reverting to the high character
of Masonry, hu stated that Masonty
typified the Republic. No man could
be n true Muson who did not exemplify
Its teachings In private and public IK.1.
Judge SlUImau spoke In n happy
eln In response to "Masters and tho
Past Matters." Mr. Flower of Njw
York spoke the cordial and brotherly
greeting always lecclved by "Visiting
Urethrtn' In Hawaii.
Prince David as "Tho Ilaliy of Lodge
Le ProgreK" bespoke his pleasure nt be
ing admitted to the mysteries of Ma-
tonry. He was not a speech maker but
his brothers would never find him
lacking In his loyalty to the teaching)
of tho fraternity, W. It. Farrlngtou
made u short response to the toist
II. E. Cooper responding to "Tim
Tenets of Masonry" made one ot the
best speeches of the evening. Mr.
Cooper spoke fervently of the responsi
bilities of every Free Mason. lie paid u
pleasant compliment to Lodge Le Prog
res, characterizing Its secret work as
the' best he had ever seen exemplified
in any lodge. Attorney General E. P.
Dole made a patriotic address appio
prlate to the toast "Our Country."
More American Cltl.crm
Judge Estee this morning granted
naturalization to the fallowing per
sons: A. L. Lunggren, Robert II.
French, GIUIs Goodman, Manuel Costa
Peter Travens nnd F. II, Kllbey. Tho
Court then adjourned till 10 o'clock to
morrow. In Permtinent Minister.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 8. Count Lnmsi
dorff, who was recently plated at the
hrail of tho Ministry of Foreign Af
fairs, has been appointed permanent
Iwakaml, Hotel street, is offering a
new lino of linen centerpieces tor ta
bles, embroidered in fancy colors.
Courage In Plenty
But Provisions Short
Latest Message From Conger Causes Increased
Fears at Washington-Allies Not Strong
Enough for Continued War-Chinese
Revenge on Diplomatic Pris
oners Always Possible.
Washington, August ".The following cablegram from Minister
Conger was received tonight by tho State Department: "Tien An
Yamen, August Tth, Secretary ot State, Washington: Still besieged.
Situation more precarious. Chinese Government Insisting upon our
leaving Peking, which wouid be rertnln death. Rifle firing upon us
dally by Imperial troops. Hnv? abundant courage, but little ammuni
tion or provisions. Two progressive Yamen ministers beheaded. All
connected with legation of UnlteJ States well at the present moment.
The word "Yamen" following th? name of the city Tsl Nan, at which
the cablegram from Minister Conger was put on the wires, as undr
stood here, probably refers to tne official building or residence from
which It was transmitted, or at which It was received by courier fro.n
It it ii ii ii it it it it it it it it it it
it London, Aug. 8. The Ilrltlsh Coisul at Tien Tsln, under date of
it August Cth, announces that the Chinese hate been expelled from Plct-
it sang and that they are In full retreat, allied troops pursuing. it
it .' it it it it it it it it it it it ii it it it it it ii it it it it it it it it it it it it it it it it it
MINISTERS IN GREAT DANGER
(Associated Pi ess Night Report.)
Washington, August 8. Gravest apprehensions' are felt here In 0flUi.1l
circles for the safety of the Imprisoned Ministers In Peking. The alleged
statement ot LI Hung Chang that !t is absolutely Impossible for the allies
to enter Peking to escort the Ministers to Tien Tsln adds greatly to the strain
of the situation. It clearly Implies the purpose of the Chinese Government In
resist the advance of the allies.
So far as known, there is no present purpose ot calling a halt In the al
lied movement against Peking. It Is acknowledged that the relief column
Is not strong enough to maintain war against the Chinese kingdom for any
greut length of time, but heavy reinforcements arc n route to China. Their
arrival on the scene may niter the situation cntlicly nnd bring the obslnutc
Orientals to their senses.
It In the present situation, howewr, that worries the Administration an I
there Is general chagrin that It Is not In a position to enforce Its demands
nnd bring the Chinese authorities to Instant terms. In the rniirsc of the next
two months there will be about 8,1100 American troops on Chinese Roll, not
counting many thousands more that could be transferred from the Philippines
in ense of necessity. Tho Chinese will lie held to h strict accountability fur
any Injury that may be sustained by American Interests In the present cri
sis. What should bo done for the Imme llnte relief of the Ministers Is the
problem now confronting the Administration and Is the subject of anxious
confeienees hctutrn the oflltials In this city and In telegraphic correspon
dence with the President nt Canton tin I the Secretary of State at Siiiianc
Acting Secietnry Adec received a cable message this morning from Con
sul Goodnow at Shanghai giving the latest Information In his possession In
regnrd to the situation In China, Including the operations of the allied forces
engaged In the advance on Peking. It was referred to the Secretnry of War
and was not made public.
The following brief dispatch was received today at tho Navy Depart
ment from Rear Admiral Remey, commanding the naval forces In Chinese
"Chefoo, Aug. 8. Bureau of Navigation. Washington: Taku. Aug. C. -Chaffee
reports Japanese took Pel "sang on tho morning of tho Cth. En
gagement over before Americans arrived. Movement pro) ably continued to
Ynng Tsun. Inform secretary of Wa. REMEY."
This gives a fcomewhnt different Raped, to the battle at Pcltsang (In tic
nth, as It Indicates that the American detachment took no pnrt In that en
gagement, not having arrived until -liter the Japanese forces hnil effected the
capture of tho city. Admiral Hemey confirms General Chaffee's statement
that Ynng Tsun Is the next objectlvo point of the relief column nn Its
march to Peking.
it .'l it it it it it it it it it it it it it it it it it it it it it it it it it it it it it it it it it
8URIRISB TO CALIIOUNK.
A delightful biirpilbc party was giv
en to Captain and Mrs. Calhoun of tho
Giorge Curtis by a number of Hono
lulu's )oung society folk lust night.
The "surprlsers" gatheied at the Myi
tic lloat Club house and then einlmi li
ed In the large barge of the cluo. Chine-no
lanterns had been tastefully dis
tributed uer the hnrgo nnd. In tho
stern sat a number of Hawaiian must
clans. As soon as the bargo drew near
to the Cuttls In the stream the music
began nnd voices culled to the capUIn
and Mrs. Calhoun to surrender to the
pleasure In store for them.
Needless to suy, they were perfectly
willing. The young people went aboard,
remained for half an hour or so and
then carried the captain and his wife
back to the Myrtle boat house whie
the enjoyment of dancing was indulge 1
In to n lato hour. Thnso present wen
Captain and Mrs. Calhoun, Mr. and
Mrs, Llndemaiiu, Mr. and Mrs, Otto
llietbach, Miss !.. Kim, Miss Kuto Kel
ly, Miss Emma C. Potts, Miss I.. Cam
oi on, Miss Leo Martin, Miss Alice I-It.li-man,
Miss Angus, Miss .Stella Lovo,
Miss L. Lindsay, Dr. A. V. Wall, Dr.
O. L'. Wall. Walter Wall, Frank Arm
stioug, Ernest Ross, Chus, Fnulcr,
Harry IVnlmllow and dipt. E. W. Kel
ly. PnHtmiiHtcr Kevcrnncc.
A Washington despatch of Aug. I an
nounces the appointment by the Pieil
denth of Luther Sevpmwo as postmas
ter for llllo.
it it it it it it it it it it it it it it
I All CIIEE NOT GUILTY.
All Chee of Wiillua appcured In the
Polite Ciiuit again this forenoon as
Judge Wilcox had taken his ease under
advisement fiom yestenluy afternoon.
The Judge mentioned the tontllct ot
evidence ot the testimony of the two
mounted patrolmen who caused the ar
rest of tho man at Walaluu. He felt
sure that u Jury would not convict Ah
Chee on the evidence and he would
therefore find defendant not guilty.
Tho liquor guthered by the officers was
In court In three largo boxes. This
will be returned to Ah Chee.
I Yasumori appeared In the Pollen
Court this forenoon on tho charge of
selling merchandise without a license,
He made a lot ot excuses and Judge
Wilcox granted him until Friday to
' take out u license.
Another Kruccr Htory.
Pretoria, Monday, Aug. B. It Is
stated positive!) that Piesldeut Km-
ger Is willing nnd anxious to surren
der, piovlded 11 satisfactory promise lu
given lis to Ills ultimate destination.
lliilionlc I'lniiuc nt llninlnirii.
Hamburg, Aug. (!, A caso of bu
bonic plague has been dlscnvvied 011 a
vcmcI lu the haibor. All possible nc
ciiiitlons have been taken to pi event
the spread of tho disease.
Great sale of boots anil shoes at 5
cents on tho dollar nt L. II. Kerr &
Co.'s shoe house, corner of Fort am'
Which Seems to Conflict1
With One by Judge
CHAS. DOWNING PLEADS
NOT GUILTY THRICE
An Alleged Witch Gets Clear Through
Faulty Complaint-Mr. Kin
ney Defends His
Charles Downing was aralgned bo
fore Judge Humphreys this morning
upon Indictments, respectively, ot
murder second degree, one, nnd assault
with deadly weapon, two. He pleaded
not guilty In every case. Motions to
qunsh the Indlctmentsby Crelghtun
nnd Strauss for defendant were over
ruled. Isht llnzabro and a namesake, indict
ed for assault with dangerous weapon 1,
had a plea of abatement confessed by
Deputy Attorney General Cathcart, and
they were remanded to the custody 01
the high sheriff.
Kaapann pleaded not guilty to the
charge ot mayhem, a motion to quash
the indictment having been over
ruled. W. A. Kinney muted to quash the
Indictment of Knne for robbery, and
the motion being overruled entered u
demurrer. This will b enrgued nt 10
Kolekn had the charge ot witchcraft
and sorcery against her dismissed for
defect In the complaint, on motion of
her counsel. Hitting nnd Kniiluknu. A
motion to amend the complaint by tli3
Deputy Attorney General was denied.
Motions to reinstate a batch of Koo
lattpoko appeals were overruled by
Argument In the first Chinatown firo
insurance case, before Jungo Sllllmnn,
was In progress nt noon.
Judge Sllllman has signed an order
of default against defendants In Hono
lulu Investment Co., Ltd. vs. Minnie
Koll I'nauna et ill., action to quiet title '
ami Initialed the following memoran
dum appended to the order:
"It nppears that the summons was,
served by a police officer but not b) a
sheriff or deputy sheriff. Hut It seems'
to have been the long established prac
tice here for such police olllrers to '
serve such process. The matter Is on"
of construction only, nnd lu this ex
parte cause I felt that it was proper, in I
view of the long established practice,
to hold that the service was within the
contemplation of the Legislature nn
shown by the practical working ot
the law In the courts."
This ruling conflicts to some extent
with one tnadn.by Judge Humphreys
regarding the service of summons.
Only this Is In n civil mid the other was
In a criminal case.
W. O. Smith, guardian of the thre-
Hnmaukii minors, received last year I
1S()7.80 and expended $2(122.42, leavnu '
a liulume due himself of $214,(12. As!
guardian of the live (lay minors, Mr.
Smith received WC.V.K and expended
$733.25, leaving the wards a balance of
The Jury found C. Lomba not guilty
or adulterating milk. I.at term the
Jury disagreed on the same case.
A NEW HOSPITAL SCHEME
E. II. May and others are promoting
a scheme to establish 11 general hospi
tal In Honolulu. It Is pioposed to foim
a Hospital Association on 11 Joint stock
plan for founding the Institution, and
rely on regular subscriptions and hos
pital fees from non-subscribers fur its
As yet tho project is all In the air.
It may be brought to'11 head, however,
nt a meeting to be held at 4 o'clock on
Thursday In the law olllce, of J. T. De
Holt, Cartwrlght block, Merchant
8ult lor Partition.
The Wahlawa Sugar Co.. Ltd.. bus
biought suit against the Wnlnluu Agri- '
cultural Co., Ltd., for the partition cf
leitnln lauds at Hnleliiiinil, leased from
the Hulls, The complaint states that1
the plaintiff has seven undivided ninths
of the property while the defendant
has two ninths. The tenants occupy the
land In common and, although tho
philntlff has asked defendant to make
the proper division, no attention lu
been paid to the matter nnd au anil
cabin settlement lias not been secured.
A complete new stock of genti
dilrts, collars and cuffs at L, D. Kerr's.
He Left Hawaii at Five
Years of Age and
Grew Up Away.
WAS HE SUBJECT TO
Constitution of Republic Defines Ha
waiian Citizenship and Territorial
Act Makes Hawaiians Unit
ed States Citizens.
Judge Estee took the I .nu San habeas
corpus case under advisement, the re
spective attorneys to file briefs.
A tine point comes up in the case,
its decision involves the question ot
American citizenship for an untold
number of Chinese w ho may not be in
the Hawaiian Islands today, nor per
haps have been here since n period
far back under the monarchy.
Uiu San, as he claims, was born la
the Hawaiian Islands. He left hero
when only five years of age, the mon
archy then being In existence. Now he
returns nnd claims admission as au
American citizen through his Hawaiian
birth. If it were not for this clal-n
even the writ of habeas corpus might
not avail to give him n day In the
t'nltcd States District Court, for th?
Federal courts have decided that the
decision of a Treasury olflclal to wit,
the collector of customs Is final under
the Chinese Exclusion Act upon the
application nt a Chinese person to
enter the United States. Judge Estce
proceded with 11 hearing of I.-111 San'J
case on the representation of counsel
for the writ that, I.iu San being an
American citizen, did not come under
the terms of the Chinese Exclusion
Act.. .-,i,r 4.4.I1"1 ' 41
The constitution of the Republic of
Hawaii declared citizens of Hawaii to
be persons born or naturalized in the
Hawaiian Islands" and subject to the
Jurisdiction thereof." The Act of Con
gress to provide n government for tin
Territory of Hawaii declares that cltl
jns of Hawaii at Hie tlnn- tin Act
takes elTecl are citizens irTT.e I'tutc!
!.au San was not In the Hawaiian Isl
ands when the constitution of the Re
public of Hawaii was piomulgatcd nur
at any time when It was In force. Tho
line point of his case lies In the quck
Hon of whether he was 11 Hawaii. .11
citizen when this Act took effect. Was
he ever "subject to the Jurisdiction '
of the Hawaiian Islands, as well ns
having been born therein, since he left
hero nt five years of age? Did he or
bis friends ever consider him, while
out of the country, as subject to its
The most Interesting question, should
the point stated be decided In favor
of I.aii San, Is how many more like
him aie there left In China with
claims that may be transferred to oth
ers In the Chinese mode to swell the
ranks of American citizens of the Chi
lli se nice and Hawaiian birth by real
ity or proxy against whose uilniUtliM
to this country the Chlneso Exclusion
Act Is no barrier.
THE WATERMAN IDEaL FOUN
TAIN PEN, All sizes, nil shapes. H.
CI OTH and KID TOPS
BLACK and TANS
Thrse are hanJome goods at
more than satM.Ktury prices.
The wearing qualities
Try a pair and see if ware
1 oi truthful In our statement.
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