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Vol. IX. No. 170U
HONOLULU, TiSRHlTOttY OF HAWAII, FRIDAY, DKOKMHEK 7. 11)00
FitiOH 5 Cknth.
M. A. SILVA WILL
:(K) AFTER LABOR
For Plantation at Olaa
HAS ORDER FOR FORTY
Success Will Probably Mean Solution
of Labor Problem for Hawaii
Agent Leaves in
M. A. Sllva of the firm of Gonsalvcs
& Co., will leave (or the Coast In the
Zealandia (or the purpose of securing a
number of Portuguese (amities (or
work on the plantations at Olaa and
Pepeekeo. Mr. Sllva Is one of the best
known young Portuguese In the Islands
and Is undoubtedly an Influential min
among his countrymen. He (eels sure
that he will attain his object and that
he Is on the way to a solution of tho
labor problem that has proved such a
vexing one (or the plantation men. Mr.
Sllva granted the following Interview
on the subject to a Bulletin reporter
"I am going to California at the 7e
quest of the plantations at Olaa and
Pepeekeo on the Island of Hawaii. Tin
managements of these large' sugar
properties are much In need of labor
and have hit upon tho Portuguese as the
class of laborers they want. They have
offered good Inducements and I see no
reason why I should not succeed in my
mission, as the Portuguese I am after
now are located at different places In
tho State of California, are personally
known to me.
"The two plantations want (orty fa
milies. Olaa has held out the profit
sharing proposition as, an Inducement
whfle Pepeekeo will biro the men at
good wages, paying their steamer faro
to Honolulu and furnishing them with
houses upon their arrival at the plan
tation. The Portuguese I expect to g:
take up these propositions are all peo
ple who have lived In this country but
who, during periods of hard times In
the past ten years, have gone to Amer
ica In an endeavor to secure profitable
employment (or themselves and their
"These Portuguese have been ap
proached before by agents (rom the
Islands sent by various plantations but
they have not understood the proper
method of presenting their proposi
tions to the men. I know as a (act tint
some of the Portuguese now In the
State of California aro willing to come
back to Hawaii 1( proper Inducements
are offered (or they have not succeeded
as well as they oxpected when they
left this country. These, o( course, are
the people I will see. Those who have
met with prosperity will naturally feel
loath to come.
"I know also that tho Portuguese
who have been approached and who am
willing to come if tho conditions are
proper, havo been made very wary by
tho different reports that havo reached
them about the importation of all kinds
of labor and the conflicting newspaper
reports. When I reach their homea,
I shall tell them just what Is offered
and I know they will believe me and
come, (or they have confidence In mo.
Tho Portuguese are naturally a very
wary people and the least wrong will
make them hold back. They are always
a(rald of being Imposed upon. All that
Is necessary to get them to Hawaii ul
Is success In the matter of putting
things before them In the proper light
If you wish your
at a fair market price,
list it with us. We
can sell it for you if it
is saleable and rea
McClellan, Pond & Co.
Tel. Main 69. -Judd Building.
and then allowing them to judge for
"Naturally, I am very anxious to
have this first attempt turn out a suc
cess (or such an outcome will vciv
probably result In the solution of the
problem of labor supply for the planta
tions of tho Territory, As you prob
ably know, there are In the neighbor
hood of five thousand families of Por
tuguese scattered throughout the State
of California and In Boston and New
Bedford, there aro still more,
"If I succeed in getting tho fotty
families to Honolulu for tho plant i
tlons I have already mentioned, -onlci-a
will undoubtedly come In for more la
borers and, drawing (rom tho largo
number o(my countrymen In the
States, the labor question (or Hawaii
will be solved, It not entirely, at leant
to a very great extent. I might say
here that while I am on the Mainland,
I will make a trip to the places In
Massachusetts where tho Portuguese
are, to study the conditions In ordir
that I may speak Intelligently upon
FOR THE PUBLIC HEALTH
E. O. Keen, assistant plumbing In
spector. In a letter to Dr. J. S. B. Pratt,
executive officer of the Board of Health,
read at yesterday's meeting and placed
on file, says:
"I beg leave, to call your attention to
the Immediate necessity of providing a
method of preventing the entrance of
sewer air (rom cesspools Into house,;
as many houses are going up outsido
o( tho district reached by the sewer.
and It, will be quite a while before all
within the district can make connec
tions. I therefore suggest that the
following section be added to the
plumbing rules and regulations:
" 'There shall be a trap In tho home
sewer whenever It Is to bo connected
with a cesspool. The stylo of the trail
to be approved by the Inspector of
plumbing, and It shall be placed ut
near the cesspool as Is practicable.'
" 'A fresh air Inlet connection ahall
be made from the house sewer on the
.highest side of the trap and not more
than six feet from It, said fresh air In
let to be not less than (our Inches In
"In some cases and possibly In all
cases, if plumbing aud traps were per
fect and could be kept so, tlu trap
above" referred to could be omitted
from the house sewer without danger;
butplumblng Is not always perfect,
with the most careful palnnlng. Traps
sometimes syphon or the water In
them evaporates because of non-use. of
fixtures, and with tho most thorough
Inspection plumbing Is Bomctlmes -defective
or becomes so after Inspection,
and (rom these reasons and others' I
could clto I hope you will call the at
tention of the honorable. Hoard of
Health to the necessity of Immediate.
action action on this very Important
Mr. Keen expressed regret to a
Bulletin reporter after the mcctng, thut
the Board did not take his suggestion
Dr. Pratt said this morning thut
members of the Board wero reluctant
to add to people's expenses of plumn
lng, but In this matter ho understood
tho cost of the fixtures would not ex
ceed $2. He might bring it up again nt
next meeting. Tho executive offUer
coincided with a remark of the Bulle
tin man that the advice of experts paid
for such ought at least to be discussed.
Mr. Keen Is a graduate of Johns
Hopkins university, a sanitary engin
eer familiar with Warlng's Ideas, and
before taking his present office Kid
been an assistant to Mr. Edwards, the
government's Banltary engineer, In
superintending the sewer construction.
PAUAII1 HALL RECITAL.
Tho recital given by tho pupils of
Prof. Ballaseyus In Pauhl hull last
evening was a most enjoyable affair.
The professor was assisted by Miss
Delia Orlswold and Alice Woods. Each
of the ten numbers was well renders!
and showed careful preparation, reflect
ing great credit on the efficient head of
the department. Special mention Is
due to Miss Gertrude Brown who so
skilfully accompanied the choruses
and whose rendition of "In The Foresf'
was extremely artistic.
Miss Alice Woods, Instructor of vio
lin at the college rendered "Legends'1
by Wleneawskl, unaccompanied. In .1
manner that showed her to be master
of tho Instrument. Miss Grlswotd
kindly consented to sing in place of
the quartet which was Indisposed am
the announcement was greeted with
rolinds of applause. After her rendi
tion of "Tho Flower Song" a most
hearty and well deserved encoro falloJ
to elicit moro than a bow,
Tho recital was a credit to tho de
partments of music and under the su
perior skill of Prof, Balllaseyus this
department of the college Is bound to
becomo an Implrtant feature of the In
Those wishing reliable horses, ex
perienced drivers, new rigs, fair prices
and courteous treatment should call ul
tho Territory Stables. Their telephono
number Is Main 35, They deliver aud
call (or rlgs'free of charge.
' From La Paloma
Clarence Macfarlane, owner of the yacht La Paloma received icster
day afternoon the first message tn be sent by wireless telegraph from
n vessel t'o the Island of Oahu, Tho message- was sent by Expert Oray
on board the La Paloma, IS miles at sea.
When the yacht was chartered by tho Telegraph Company, Mr, Oray
asked that It be equipped with a pole extending 1G0 feet from the deck.
This at first seemed Impossible owllng to the serious strain that would
come on the mast, Macfarlano finally secured a bamboo pole of the
required length and attached It to the mainmast. This was rigged
with a wire running to the Instruments tn the cabin. Mr. Oray promis
ed Macfarlane that after getting well Into the channel he would send a
message to the Walalae.statlon, Jctalllng how the pole worked,
About 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon Macfarlane with Manager Cross
and Mr. Hobbs went to the statlo.t to await results. The La Paloma
was nearly out of sight across the channel.
The call bell sounded and this
C. W. Macfarlane.
Pole at the masthead all right and will stand the sea. Heavy
trades blowing and high seas running. Yacht doing very well and
making good time." There was then a short pause and another
"Where did you store the night lamps."
Macfarlane's response was, "In the forward locker."
After a little the reply came, "All right, I have found them."
Macfarlano has a piece of the tape from the ticker as the souvenir of
his first message. '
This noon Macfarlane got anotner message that the La Paloma or
f rived off Molokal point at 4 a. m. and landing was made at daylight.
- ON I 111 I
McClellan & Pond Will
Be the Exclusive
FIRM CLOSES CONTRACT
WITH TRUSTEES TODAY
n District' That Involves Fully
Quarter of,a-Million4of Property
One of Honolulu Best
One of the most Important real es
tate contracts of the last two years hab
just been completed between the trus
tees of Oahu College nnd McClellan,
Pond & Co.
By the terms of tho contract, the
Manoa residence ground of tho college,
valued at over a quarter of a million
dollars Is placed In tho hands of Mc
Clellan, Pond & Co. as exclusive agentu.
Early In tho year a syndicate, tried
to purchase this ground and made a
largo offer for It, but the college trus
tees after careful consideration, decided
to lay out tho tract with a main boule
vard and a system of paved streets.
and to make other improvements and
conditions which would guarantee an
Ideal resldcnco suburb. The public too
will bo tho gainer, Inasmuch as the lots
will be deeded by tho college direct la
tho buyer, without a heavy profit to a
syndicate as middlemen.
On this account It will he possible to
sell tho lots at a somewhat lower price.
than similar ground Is held elsewhere,
which fact, together with tho strong
natural advantages of the location, will
lnsuro a rapid sale, and building up of
tho new suburb. Tho collego has al
ready spent a largo sum In Improving
the ground, tho work having been cur
ried on constantly for the past six
months under the direction of Hon. P.
C, Jones, treasurer of tho corporation.
A fine system pf streets and boulevaid
has been adapted to the Varied contour
of tho ground.
McClellan, Pond & Co., tho Bales
agents, report that tho schedulo prices
for tho various lots Is now being ar
ranged, and It Is hoped the property
may bo ready to offer to the public by
January 1st, although a considerable,
number of applications for lots havo
nlready been received.
Tho Coptic of tho 0. & 0. S. S. Co.
arrived at 12 o'clock today from Orien
tal ports and occupied a long tlme'lii
effecting a landing at the Pacific Mali
dock. She reports a heavy typhoon at
Hongkong but so far as the trip Is
concerned It was an unevenTTul one.
Presiding elder Woolley did not come
over from Lale today, so that the pro
gram of the Mormon jubilee celebra
tion Is not yet arranged.
Tho latest Btyles In snirts and ties
are to bo found at Iwakaml's, Hotel
street, Tel. 3301 White.
Try a Fantelln fivo cent cigar at the
Hawaiian Tobacco Co.'s store, Hotel
street, opposite Bethel.
The Coptic Is scheduled to sail nt 1
Is' the message reeled off by the ,-
miles off the coast.
Judge Humphreys Shows
Effects of Double
CLOSE WITH BRIEFS
Plumbers GiVr Notice of Lien on
Ahana's Building-Newton Attor
neys Get Handsome
Testimony has been concluded In
the admiralty suits of Captain Jo'in
Plltz and J. S. Low against Wilder s
Steamship Co. Argument will tako tho
form of briefs, after consideration of
which Judge. Kstce will render judg
Oehrlng & Butzke, plumbers, have
filed notlco of lien on a two-story frame
building of W. W. Ahana nt Kukul nnd
Itlver streets for $041.45 for labor and
Judgo Humphreys has appointed
Cecil Brown administrator of tho estate
of the late William 11. Cummlngs, who
was well known as road supervisor of
Honolulu under several governments.
Tho estate Is valued at $20,000. A bond
of $8000 Is required from the adminis
trator, also a notice to creditors four
weeks In the Evening Bulletin.
The report of H. A. Blgclow, master,
on accounts of the estate of tho late
Oeorgo Lucas Is approved and the ex
ecutors nre ordered discharged on fil
The report of P. D. Kcllett Jr., mas
ter, on first nnd second annual accounts
of tho estato of the late Jas. Q. IIujboI
den Is confirmed.
The motion of T. McCants Stewatt,
for San Francisco creditors, for an or
der to J.- A. Oilman, administrator John
Phillips estate, to show cause why ha
should not scttlo tho claim forthwith.
P. D. Kellet Jr, Is appointed trustee
under the will of M. A. Baretc without
Tho Newton partition salo Is con
firmed. Commissioner It. I). Mead w
awarded a fee of $200 and the aTTorncys
for petitioner and respondents $7u0
Tho extended November term of the
First Circuit Court will end on Satur
day. Judgo Humphreys will attend to
chambers business next week nnd af
terward take a rest. He Is feeling and
showing the effects of the long strain
of the Miner trial, whllo doing necoj
sary chambers and probato business
between times In other words, tho
work of tho vacant judgeship together
with his own full quota.
An Old, Band Boy
Laid Low In Death
Dan Moc, one of the oldest members
of the band, died nt his home In Ho'jti
akaha this morning from Inflammatory
rheumatism. Tho funeral will take
placo from tho late resldcnco uT 10
o'clock tomorrow morning, he remnlns
to bo Interred In Kawnlahao cemetery.
Tho band will bo In attendance. '
Dan Moc wn always one of the fore
most members of the band and n man
on whom Captain Bcrger could always
depend, He had been twenty jonra
with the hand, and laed first clari
net. Ill the orchestra, mado up of
various members of the band, he playtJ
first violin. Dan Moc was the man who
organized the original quintet club of
native players. In this orgnnfznrton,
he handled the ukulele.
When Captain Bcrger first started
the practice of solo singing during
band concerts, Dan Moe was the flrat
soloist that delighted the audiences
with his Hawaiian songs. Ills "One,
Two. Three, Four" and "Maul Ctrl"
will be well remembered by hundreds
of Honolulu people.
NoMitt Will Take
His Case Higher
Dr. Noblitt appeared In the Police
Court this forenoon on the charge of
practicing medicine without a license.
He was represented by Attorney Bit
ting while Sheriff Brown conducted the
prosecution. The first of the three
cases was one In which Dr. Noblitt, on
the 19th day of November last, gavo
a friend of an old woman In Kallhl a
death certificate. The samo was taken
to the office of the Board of Health
and n burial permit was signed by Dr.
The prosecution put on Oeorge Ross,
head bookecper of the office of tho Su
perintendent of Public Works nnd this
witness produced the stub of the license
Issued to Dr. Noblitt In March of ISM,
marked "t evoked August 21, 18'J9."
Counsel for defense argued that, since
a license had once been granted to tho
defendant, he could not be convicted un
the charge of practicing medicine, with
out first having obtained a license.
True, this license bad been revoked but
nothing had been said about practicing
medicine after the revocation of the li
cense. Judge Wilcox found the defendant
guilty and Imposed a fine of $10 aud
costs. The other two cases were con
tinued until the 14th Inst. An appeal
was noted by Attorney Bitting In tho
case of this morning. He Is very much
Interested In the matter and does not
bejileve that a. physician can be convict
ed of the crime of practicing medlclno
without a license, when once he has
been granted a certificate.
HONOLULU STUDENT INJURED
Exaggerated reports have come In
San Francisco papers about an accident
on the University of California campus
wherein Seymour Hall, son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. W. Hall of Honolulu, was one
of the sufferers. Tho young man has
written to his family, describing his
narrow escape from serious Injury. It
was at tho final practlco game before
the Thanksgiving contest with Stan
ford, when a section of the "bleachers"
gnve way precipitating Its occupants to
the ground. Hall was sitting In the
middle of tho section. He fell across a
beam, severely bruUIng his left thigh
just below tho joint. When rescued
from the debris he was nearly uncon
scious, but had revived by the time he
was carried to a doctor's office. An ex
amlnatlon proved that no bones wcrs
broken. When he wrote Hall wns get
ting along nicely at his home In tho
Phi Delta Thctn house. Many other
spectators of the game at Berkeley
wero Injured, some moro soverely but
CONCERT FOR LEPERS.
Mrs. Walter Hoffmann, one of the bst
known musicians of the city, has kind
ly consented to take chargo of tho
business affairs In connection with the
concert for tho poor unfortunates of
the leper settlement on Molokal, leav
ing tho arrangement of tho program to
With Mrs. Hoffman an active worker
mid Mr. Taylor as tho man In chargo of
tho program, success Is assured. Mra.
Hoffman's offer to neslst comes In good
tlmo and her services havo been most
In order to assure a completo suc
cess, It has been decided to postpone
tho concert to December IS,
NaturalUt Perk I oh.
R. C. L. Perkins, the naturalist, has de
cided not to go to the Isladd of Kauai on a
collecting tour but to remain on this Island
until he returns home to England next
summer. His whole time will be spqnt In
the mountains of Oahu, At the present
time, he Is working on Tantalus and the
table land portion of Pauoa. He will go
later to Palolo.
The very artistic numbeilng of gates In
Honolulu Is going on with a rapidity that
Is certainly gratifying. It Is being sought
to have this big job done by the first day
of January In ordtr that the free delivery
system may be put Into operation at that
Special attention Is called to tbo d'l
play of toys nnd Xmn goods nt L. B,
Kerr & Co.'s. A full Hue Is In stocle
ond of tho very finest.
at m m
Gets a Divorce, Custody
of Daughter Gladys
HER LAWYERS AWARDED
NET FEE OF $3,H
Dr. Miner Also to Pay $60 a Month
for Child-The Wife Held Not
Judge Humphres at a night session
of the Circuit Court decided the Mlucr
divorce case. Its trial had consumed
nearly three-fourths of the regular No
vember term, wiping out also a quarter
of tho extension of term by Itself,
chiefly, made necessary,
Mrs. Rose Miner is granted nn abso
lute divorce from Dr. K. L. Miner on
the ground of extreme cruelty. The
court finds, however, that sho had not
been the best of wives.
She Is also awarded the custody of
the daughter, Gladys, giving a bond In
$13,000 that the child will not be re
moved from the jurisdiction of tho
court The father may visit the child
dally (rom 4 to 7 p. m.
The nllmony Dr. Miner Is ordered to
pay his wlfo Is $30,000. being one
thlrd of his estimated fortune, and It
must be paid within six months, 'the
wife In the meantime to receive 8 per
cent Interest on the amount with the
homestead in Bcretanla street as secur
ity for the principal, Mrs. Miner's at
torney ore awarded $3000 fees. More
over, the father Is to pay $60 a month
to the mother for maintenance of the
child. Wedding presents received frou
her own relatives aro to be returned to ,
Mrs. Miner. ' "
Dr. Miner Is exonerated by tho court
of the chargCB of cruelty to his daugh
ter. The libelee will appeal to tho Su
preme Court. One of the main points
for review will be that of alimony
where the causo Is cruelty. Judgo
Humphreys one day decided the Hawa
iian law did not permit alimony In
such a case, but the next day had revis
ed his opinion to the opposite.
Dr. Miner Is represented In a Re
publican Interview as saying In effect
that tho only surprising thing to III a
In tho Judgment Is tho amount of ali
mony. He would havo been content to
pay $15,000 or $20,000 If he had tho
custody of the child. Ills side, of tho
story could not get before the court
on account of the legal doctrine making
what took placo between husband nnd
wlfo, not tn presence of witnesses, priv
It may now bo stated that, on tho
first day of the trial. Dr. Miner asked
the court reporter of tho Bulletin to bo
"easy" with his wlfo In reporting tho
case. Ho said that his answer, which
was later ruled out and got tho morn
ing papers In trouble, was not prepared
until It became n sheer necessity after
all efforts on his part for reconciliation
had been defeated.
A complete new stock of shoes hai
been received nt L. B. Kerr & Co.'s
time store, corner Fort nnd Hotel
Mrccts and will be sold at tho merest
shaving of profits.
TUB WATERMAN IDEAL FOUN
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We have Enough Ties In stock to
suply all the
Ladies of Honolulu.
These SLIPPERS are In Vlcl
Kid and Patent Leather, and of
the LATEST EASTERN FASH
IONS. They are, without the
least bit of exageratlon, the most
Stylish Line of SLIPPERS evtr
placed on Sale In Honolulu.
They are on exhibition In out
PrlccH Range Prom
$1.00 to $7.B0.
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