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HONOLULU, TERRITORY OF HAVAfl, MONDAY. PEBKUAY 2o. 1901.
Von. X. No. 1773.
Price 5 Oknts.
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Brings Over Seven Hund
red Porto Ricans for
A SORRIER. LOT NEVER
STEPPED FOOT HERE
Number of Deaths on Voyage-Old
Boat Has Some Rough Weather
Experiences on Down
Tho steamer Zchlandla arrived from
Port Los Angeles this mornlng'after a
trip of eight nrfd a halt day a. She
hrlngs 7G5 jPortd" ltlcnnV. Svho will ho
Kent to tho plantations orftthi the other
Islands. ' ' l-
Leaving Tort Los Angeles on the
10th, the'Zealandla experienced some
pictty rough weather. During tho voy
uge, .sho-loat four-of her passengers,
threo of whom were burled at Boa. The
last death occurred aftqr the vessel hail
dropped anchorbff pAft here.
The immigrants arenas sorry a look
ing lot as wcro al'tno'o'ther Porto Rl
eans brought rD, "They aro badly
clothed, loot ortarved, sick and most
tinhealthful. There are many children
among the Immigrants and many of
the mothers aboard are mere children,
several of them being not more than
fifteen years of age.
They all appear contented, however,
and aro glad they are to live In a conn
try which In ell ma to Is so like that of
their own.' Somo of them have labored
In the fields before but most of them
The Zealandla Is at the quarantine
v. barf and her passengers will be kept
there on the steamer until they are
"takclf nwayOy-rov Island steamers.
Somo will go on the Klnau and Clau
dlne tomorrow nnd others will be taken
to Kaual this afternoon or tomorrow.
They Jiavo not a great deal of bag
gago to hamper them In their move
ments and. If they were unable to pro
vide for themselves In their own coun
try any better than their appearance
would suggest. It would certainly ap
pear to be a godsend to them to have
been brought here.
Paymaster of Nnvy,
Among the through passengers In the
transport Sheridan Is Mayor J, S. Wll
klns, who has been located in the Unit
ed States Navy paymaster's offlco In
Ban Francisco and Is now' on his way
to the Philippines to report for duty.
Ho also has charge of .funds for the
Army on the Sheridan.
Major Wtlklns Is a brother of It
Wllklns,, the editor of tho Washington
Post, and Is now on bis second voyago
to Manila, having been located there
during last year, '
Art League Reception.
At 8 o'clock this evening the Kilo
liana Art Leaguo will glvo a reception
to B. A. P. Newcomb. whose splendid
architectural work will bo on exhlbl
Geo. M. Rolph Back.
Gporgo M. Rolph, secretary for tho
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co.,
who came hero from San Francisco a
short tlmo ago for the purposo of In
vestigating the various systems of wa
ter supply on the plantations of tho Isl
ands, returned from Maul In tho Klnau
Saturday afternoon. He sho'uld have'
been hack at least a week ago hut tho
To Insure Fairness
to the large number of applic
ants, the first choice of lots In J
this splendid sutnirb will
Saturday, March 23,
a low t'pset price Is placed on
the lots; this, with their loca
tion, Improvements and condi
tions, make them the best
home Investment In
Apply to the KhIch AgcntH
McClellan, Pond & Co., '
and W. R. Castle, Jr.
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bad 'weather prevented his doing his
work In as short a time as he had cal
culated on. Mr. Holnh will probably
go to the Island of ual In the WO.
Hall on Tuesday afternoon. .
FOR MATERNITY HOME
A meeting of tho ladles who have
kindly consented to take tables for tho
coming luau and fair will be held Wed
nesday, February 27 at 10 at m. at the
Kaplolanl Maternity Home. The co
operation Is asked of ladles willing to
acstst In nny way towards tho ohjert
now being worked for, vis., a woman's
BUrglcal ward, properly equipped. Such
ad Institution Is greatly heeded. An
open meeting to all Interested Is call
ed for Wednesday morning at 10
o'clock at Kaplolanl Maternity Home.
Connul General Here.
Oscar F. Williams, United States
Consul General at SIngaporo with hl
son nnd daughter aro passengers In tho
In the Circuit Court "this morning,
tho Grand Jury fllcd Into court and on
the report of tho foreman that no'iiusT
ness was before them. Judge Humph'
rcys adjourned thoJury until tomor
row, stating that If necessity then ap
peared, It would be further adjourned.
The Judge also said that It had come
to the Court that some cases had been
nolle prosequi ,by the attomeyr(for
tho Territory In the flrand Jury. This
nctlon was criticised by tho Judgo. He
said under np event must a noUe prose
qui bo entered in mo secrecy or tne
Grand Jury chamber. No bill of course
must be found without evidence, but It
Is the duty of the Grand Jury to at
least examine the witnesses who testi
fied In the caBCfl before the committing
maglstra Not to do so would be
giving power to the Attorney Oeneral
never contemplated. The Court went
on to say that It Is the duty of the At
torney General to present testimony In
all cases and that in caae he failed to
do so, tho Court would produce the
records of the District Magistrate for
fho". GrandtJuryr""Ca8es"Tnust not be
chloroformed In the Grand Jury,
Deputy Attorney General Cathcart
addressed the Court brlfly upon the
matter, whereupon Judge Humphreys
continued: "The observations of this
Court are made on direct Information.
When tho Grand Jury reports no hill
found. It presupposes an Investigation
and bars future prosecution. As to ab
senco of witnesses, a subpoena should
Issue and tho return of this subpoena
will make of record tho fact whether
tho witness Is In the country or not.
It Is nn nltl trick for the defenso In
criminal matters to Imposo upon tho
Grand Jury and thy, 'prosecution by
making them belleveiwltncsses aro ab
sent from tho country"
Tho argument on tho plea In abate
ment entered by Frederick W .Hankey
In behalf of EdWln'S'. dill Indicted for
nssault with a weapon "iras argued on
demurrer by Lorrln Andrews.'Andrnws
having been admitted as assistant
counsel for tho Territory on motion of
Deputy Attorney General Cathcart. As
to tho disqualification of tho High
Sheriff to draw a Grand Jury, Andrews
claimed, under tho common law, tho
sheriff's duties to be, to make tho
charge to make tho arrest, to securo
testimony, to summons tho Grand Jury
and after conviction to oxecuto Judg
ment. Tho Court asked: "Do you know of
any Court where tho prosecuting attor
ney has greater rtghtB than the coun
sel for the defendant."
"No," said the attorney,
"There why shouldn't an nttorney for
tho defense have a right to summon
Jurors as the prosectulng nttorney,"
To this question, Andrews replied by
saying that the High Sheriff, hero Is
a pollco officer and that tho Organic Act
piovldes that Grand Juries shall bo
summoned as a petit Jury under tho
laws of Hawaii..
Andrews closed his argument at
11:30, whentho caso was put over until
2 p. m., when Hankey will arguo for tho
J. Alfred Magoou haB brought suit
against T. n. Murray for the recovery
of certain money alleged to bo duo on
a nromtBsory noto. Plaintiff claims
that on tho 1th day of December, 1899,
defendant borrowed $439.07 which ho
promised to pay In six months' time.
Tho defendant paid $23.75 on the same
day but, since that time, has neglected-
to pay anything else. Tho plaintiff
claims that there Is due him the sum
of $113.32, togcthor with $14.32 Inter
Advance 8nlc for Saplio.
Thn advnnco sain for the Florence
Hnberts" first night opened with a rush
tWs morning, niocks of scats were pur
chased to qulto an extent, showing that
many theater parties are on tho tapis.
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Washington, Feb, IB. Delegate Wilcox of Hawaii today scored a
distinct triumph In securing a unanimous vote of House Committee
on Elections No. 1, confirming hit right to a scat In the House of
Representatives and holding that tho charges (lied against htm were
not sufficient to warrant his removal. Chairman Taylor was author
ized to make the report to that effect, which will ho submitted In
about a week.
After the meeilng Taylor explained tho general considerations, -which
Influenced the declston'bf the committee. The ease was not con
sidered so much In Its technical aspects, but rather on broad grounds,
all the circumstances, conditions and surroundings applicable to
Hawaii as one of our new Insular possession being taken Into con
sideration. As a delegate- from a new Territory It was not felt that Wilcox
should be met With the same strict construction required In sustain
ing the right of a Representative In Congress to his seat, as the dele
gate has only limited powers and Is little more than nn agent.
As to the charges of treason, the, letters placed In evidence were
written prlor'to thp Organic Act (tnaklng Hawaii a Territory and
there was no disposition to go Into theso prior Issues. Whatever
may have been the technical Irregularity of the election, thero was the
saving fact that a perfect machinery of election was established, n
ballotvbox was regularly provided, practically every one participated
In the voting nnd Ihcr will of 'tlu peopln was expressed.
"And on broad political grounds," Bald Mr.Tnylor. "we felt that the
people of'tlicse Insular'possesslons should understand that they wero
not to 1m met by-mere-technlcal objections which would deprive them
of representation." .
Oahu Railway .
. . , -Stock Doubled
The annual' meeting, of (he stock
holders ot tlie.Oalni Hallway ft Land
Co. was held this forenoon In the Cham
ber of Commerce rooms. The reports
of the president and other officials
showed tho business of the past year to
have been gratifying In the extreme.
The usual dividends of one per cent a
month have been declared and n sur
plus reported 50 per cent greater than
the surplus ot a year ago.
Dy vote ot the stockholders It was
determined to lncreaso the capltallza-1
tlon from $2,000,000 to $4,000,000. tho
new stock tl be dstrlbuted among
present stockholders pro rata.
Tho annual meeting of lhc stockhold
ers In the Kohala Sugar Company was
held today at the office of Castle &
LITTLE WORK IS DONE
When tho Senate met this morning,
all with the execution of Senator Ilald
win wee present. Mr. Iluldwln ap
peared n llttlo later on.
On motion of Mr. Knnuha, the secre
tary was Instructed to notify Gover
nor Dolo of tho receipt of his message
by tho Senate and tho action of thn't
body on II '
Mr, Cecil Drown reported for thr
commlttco on rules, stating that, with
tho exception of. one or two matters
nil three members, had concurred. Tho
majority or the committee uesireu
committees on claims and liquors. This
would mnKO louncen bulhuiuk cuiiuuu
tees which Wonld be altogether tW
oumbersome. Twelve 'committees were
all that could be handled. Special com
mittees could ho appointed on claims
and liquor when the time for the con
sideration of such matters should come.
Mr. Drown further stated that tho du
ties of tho stenographer .had not been
dellncd but that ho did not consider It
neressary to do this as his duties wern
Just here, there aroso a discussion on
the disposition of the report ot the
commlttco on rules. Mr. Kalauokalanl
moved that consideration bo postponed
until after lunch. This carrlod.
Mr. Cecil Drown then moved thnt
the Senato tako a recess until 1 o'clock.
Seconded by Mr. Carter. Mr. White
moved to nmend to 1:30 nnd rnrrled.
Senato took a recess nt 10:30 o'clock.
The House met at (ho regular lim,ir
this forenoon with several of tho mem
bers absent. The first business was
the rending of tho Governor's mnssago
by tho secretary.
Mr. Mossman moved that thn reading
nf the messago In Hawaiian he post
poned until printed copies of tho same
could bn supplied to each member of
thn House. This carried.
On motion of Mr. Mossman. the
Houso took a recess until 1:30 o'clock,
Retired BiinlncHB Man.
Among tho many prominent peopln
who arrived In thn Ventura nnd who
are' quartered at the Hawaiian hotel, Is
A. W. "Wilson, a retired business man
of San Francisco. Ho Is accompanied
by his wife who Is chaperoning Mis
Adela Mills, dnughter nf WUtlnm H.
Mills, land agent for tho Southern Pa-'
Tho entire party will remnln hero un
til tho first of April, and will make a
tour to all places of Interest In tho Isl
ands. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson have only
recently returned from a two years'
trip through Europe,
ir wiiuin Is n
stockholder In tho Honolulu Plantation
Company, and nsked, what he thought
nf Honolulu, ho stated that ho thought
the jBlands nro nil right for n rich man
but from what ho had ablo to observe,
tho eggs nil appeared to ho In ono bas
ket. ,.aiiwj ';&lku..-'isiu
Secretary H. E. Cooper said to a
Oullctln reporter this morning that. In
the matter of his ejectment from the
lower House of the legislature, he
would make no move other than to for
ward a report of the proceedings to
Secretary Hitchcock at Washington.
'There is no other courso to pursue,"
said he, "except to give nn exact ac
count of what has happened to tho au
thorities at Washington. I feel no
personal HI will toward tho members
of the House but believe they made a
mistake In objecting to my presence In
the House in my official capacity.
"At no tlmo did I insbt upon or
claim the right to a place on the floor,
I merely wanted a convenient station
where I could carry out my instruc
tlons. The place where my desk was
located, was selected by tho Governor,
who said that. If tho point was not
satisfactory to all, It could be shifted
"I am now excluded from tho room
entirely and must await, of course. th
view of the matter taken at Washing
R0BBER8 8ECURB BOOTY
itThe homo of Mr. nnd Mrs. Adams at
the corner of Hotel arid Mkellkc street
Waa entered by robbtt-s last 'nlghf who
succeeded In getting nway with $40, In
rash nnd about the same value In Jew
elry. Tho robbery occurred whllo tho
occupants of the house were nt the I'e
nlel Mission conducting the. Sunday
evening services. Entrance was ef
fected by rutting a hole In the screen
door In the rear. -n
On arriving home' andi discovering
the burglary, Mrs. Adamsat once re
ported the matter to the police. Later
In tho night, Mr, Adams was awaken'
hy three men who wero prowling sua
plclnusly nhout the yard. As soon as
he got up, they became frightened and
A letter was read In tho Governor's
Council this morning from the veteri
nary surgeon nt Kchel 'saying that
glanders had broken out among horses
nt that place.
Secretary Cooper read portions of nn
appropriation bill, now In Congrcst
providing for a Naval Station hero and
certain defenses at I 'earl Harbor.
Superintendent McCnndless brought
up tho matter of tho extension of the
Rapid Transit, Walklkl, along nn ex
tension of Queen street. No nctlon was
The matter of granting right of way
to C. S. Desky for a connecting linn
between tho I'aclllc Heights station and
Nuuanu street, was referred to the At
torney General for nn opinion.
A number of applications for light
wine and here licenses wero considered.
Edward Kaufmunn of St. I-ouls, rep
resenting the Wm. J. l,eiup Brewing
Co., who has been enjoying Honolulu
hospitality for the paBt week, will
leave In tho iMaru for tho Orient
i Kntifmnnn is making a round the
world missionary trrp In tho Intorcut of
his favorllo brand. Ho Is staying In
Honolulu longer than his schedule calls
for, but this Is true of ull globn trot
ters who blow Into this poit. Ho will
tarry his banner Into Chlnn: tho Phil
ippines, tho Colonics nnd South Africa.
Judge Estee Rendered
His Decision This
PUNISHMENT ON REEF
NOT CRUEL OR HARSH
Federal Court Very Reluctant to
Interfere With Local Administration
of Justice on Any
In the Federal Court this morning,
Judge Estee denied tho application ol
C. C. Hitting for a writ ot habeas cor
pus and remanded the applicant tu the
custody of tho sheriff. The salient part
ot his decision Is as follows:
It was admitted by tho attorney for
the petitioner thnt 'he did not complain
of tho petitioner's treatment but he
complained of the petitioner being
where he Is. The High Sheriff tes'l
fled further thnt 'tho petitioner was
given three meals a day, sleeps In the
guard room on n cot with a mattress,
pillow, blankets, sheets and mosquito
nets nnd Is allowed the frevdoro of the
upper portion nf the warden quar
ters.' Tli cslngle contested fart being
'Is tho petitioner's Imprisonment lb
that prison 'cruel and unusual.' J
"It Is doubtless true that tho eighth
nmc.'.dmcut to the Constitution of the
Unltted States Is Intended to protect
the citizens against excessive ball, ex
cessive fine nnd cruel punishment; the
unusual punishment referred to In the
Constitution must mean such punlsh
ment ns Is unusual because of Its cruel
ty or unusual, because ot the length ot
the term of such Imprisonment. It
should be borne In mind that the rondl
tlons In tho Territory of Hawaii are
different from those prevailing In the
States. It Is not yet nine months since
Congress passed the act for tho govern
ment of this Territory nnd there has
hardly been tlmo to prvtdo all of the
most modern prison appliances nnd
for this reason alone It would bo nioit
extraordinary for a t'nlted States
Court In this distant land to seek to
Impede tho administration of public
Justice by hurrying to find a constitu
tional clause for making a general Jail
delivery of all convicted of misde
meanors or to look for technical
grounds for overruling tho Judgmenfs
tit tho Territorial courts In hearing
on hnbhs corpus. Indeed It must be
clenrly appear to tho court that the
liberty of the citizen Is Imperilled be
rb:o 11' will so act. And again, there
arc threo Justices of tho Territorial Su
premc Court now In Honolulu to non
of whom has been made an application
for relief. The petitioner Is therefore
not without his remedy If his court Is
In tho bankruptcy matter, of J, A.
Dutterflcld, Judge Estco mado an or
der exempting certain property nnd
also the salo of two houses and lots
J. F. C. Hagens, a German, was made
a citizen of the United States today
hy Judgo Estee,
Next Monday Is the dato set for fix
ing the time for a hearing In tho libel
of Robert 11- Hind vs. tho brlgantlne
Morltz A. Dose has filed a ull
against Chang Kim and Chang Chow
for $050 rental on tho Tong Hlng So
Hatch & Weaver for the defendant In
J. S. Antono vs. W. Jl. Castle, have
filed exceptions to the master's report
In Its excess over amount admitted tn
bo duo In defendant's answer.
Liquor Merchant Here.
E, Kaufman, the agent for tho Lemp
Ilrewlng Co. of St. Louis, wns given
big "blow out" nt the home of Scclcy I.
Khaw nt his homo In Walklkl yester
day. A largo number of tho friends of
Mr, Kaufmanu were present. Tho day
wns very much enjoyed by all.
Surprise Total Loss
on KoloaReef, Kauai
Tho gasollno schooner Surprise wns
washed ashore nt Koloa on Friday. The
news was brought yesterday by the
James Makee. Tim Surprlso had been
discharging nt Union and nhout 8
I o'clock In tlfe evening finished nnd had
started ror wnimea as it wns inreaien
Ing weather and Captain Nystrom
thought It boat to get outside. After
Btartlug the full force of the terrlffo
westerly wind struck tho vessel and
her engines could not innko headwny
ngnlust It. Slle was washed up onto
tho beach whero sho pounded heavily
and la Ing hroadsldo to tho waves they
EXTRA 8E8SI0N URB
Washington. ?eb. 10. Tho
I'resld'enl fold Ssnata'a'who call-
cd upon hlJi today thaCongrcss
woub' 'called In elCrn session
as the Ctf aJcconstltu-
were .. tlng over hr The steamer J ,
Sllliai: tried to get a line to the strand
ed vexel but no ono could go near her.
iter captain nuu crew vifiipeu wmi
their lives. Tho Surprlso had a good ,v ,
deal of freight aboard when she went
ashore. Before tJjyMakrc left Kaual "
parts of 'the Surprise's keel and her '
rudder washed ashore. This belngjtho .
caso It Is thought that she will be a to
The loss of the schooner will greatly
hamper the Hawaiian Navigation Com
pany as the need of another schooner
for tho purpose of handling their In- u
creasing business was badly felt.
The Surprise was fully Insured,
At n meeting of the directors of the
Hawaiian Navigation Company held
this morning It wns decided that a gas
oline schooner would bn chartered In
San Francisco and sent here with all
possible dispatch so that thn running
of the Surprise will bo taken up within
about four weeks. Uy thn next steamer
orders will bo sent forward to tho
builders to rush work on tho two new '' '
schooners now building and they will
bo hurried here for nso In tho Island
trade. Tho new vessels will be ft great
deal larger than either the Ecllpso or
Surprlso and have much more power.
A representative of the company goes
to Kaual this afternoon to see tho Sur
prise and decide what will be done with
l.ashlngton, Feb. 15. Senator Per
kins today offered an amendment to the
sundry civil hill appropriating $300,000
for laying a cable from California to
Hawaii, Though, the Senato -has al
ready passed a cable bill which Is hung
up In tho House, It Is hoped that there
may be a possibility of pushing tho
plan for beginning the rablo by at
taching It to the sundry civil bill.
Senator Hard and Representative
Kuhn had an additional conference yes
terday with Senator Fornker on the
question of nntl-Chlneso legislation.
Knhn explained tho great desire of the
Pacific coast to seo tho Chlncso exclu
sion act extended, and expressed the
hope that. the sub-committee of the
Foreign Delations Committee, of which
Foraker Is chairman, would act favor
ably In the mnttcr. Foraker asked
Knhn If tho bill wns In shape to suit
him. nnd Knhn replied that It was.
"Then you can depend upon mo to
help you In every possible way," re
plied Foraker. "I will offer your hl)l,
n.ah nmendment to the Jenkins bH.
If you like, and will fight your battle
so far as I am able. It may bo, that
r.innot eel the oxcluslon act passed
dur.lng this session, but. If not, I shall n
take It up at tho beginning of the next-
session. Prepnro your amendment as
you, want It and let roc have It."
Vlult Honolulu Plnntntlon.
About a dozen of the stockholders of
tho Honolulu Plantation Co. made a
second trip yesterday to the plantation
ntnd Inspected the pumping system.
R. S. .Moore, the vice president of the
DIsdon Iron Works of San Francisco.
who hnvo the contract for thn erection
of the mill and pumping plant rume
down In the Ventura for tho purposo of
personally superintending the starting
Lot the mill, which Is calculated to turn
out from 125 to 150 tons of Bugar per
day of 23 hours.
DEDUCTION SALE OF STRAW
HATS AT IWAKAMIS, liunsu
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Do not overlook your footwear
to match your costume. " They are Beau
ties," and a good large assortment to make
your selection from. Do not let the effects
of your costume be spolleJ by a pair of
slippers that do not match, b'jt purchase a
pair that will do honor to your costume.
RlsHOE COMPAHv U '