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HONOtTtLUZ-TBRRITORY OP fiiLWAtl, TUESDAY. APKUT ?, 1901.
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f : STEAMER CAPTAINS
(Will Stand by Employers
in Their Trouble
DISSATISFIED MATES '
RELIEVED FROM DUTY
Men From CoastlWill Soon be Here to
Take Positions on Island
Tho dissatisfaction existing tor eouie
time among the mates of the Island
steamers regarding their pay culmlnat
''cd last evening In a strike' that wai
half hearted. , t ? i , .
The steamer Keauhon of the'lnter
Island Company had. been lotdered to
Maul on a special trip to take a party
or friends to, the. death hsi of Dr, Ron
crt'McKlbbln. f ho niatrs of the vessel
refused 'duty. Mates of thVotfcor ves
sels In the employ of the company now
In the harbor also refused to go on the
Their refusal was basorl on the fall
,ure of the Inter-Island Corupanyto re
ply favorably to a note from the mnt'g
' demanding an Increase i.f salary. Karly
last month the mates of tho Inter-Island
r.ud Wilder companion asked fur
an advance In salary or. the basis of
salaries paid mates on ilia Pacific
coast. There, mates get wages of MO
for first, 175 for second, and $05 for
third. Hero tho wages have been a
great deal less.
The refusal of tho mates of the Ke
auhou to take tho vessel, out brought
tho company right up against the situ
ation and 'some action had to be taken,
There seemed to be no real organlza'
tlon among the.men. I: was true other
men eligible to take the veist-l nut
were few and far between and It was
not posslbleta take am' trcm'tM'dth
er steamers without citppl'ng the ser
vice. However, several meir.who were
not known to themate's In service,
were on hand to be drawtf on 'by tho
company, and these men were called on
' this morning.
The captains' of tho different steam
ers were called upon nnd they con
cluded to stand by ihj'r employes.
This untangled matters a good deal and
at a conference held this rooming It
was decided that'for tho present Borne
of tho captains .would uct as mates nnd
thus enable the principal steamers to
make their regular runs.
InBtead of complying with the de
mands if the matcc, th company hafl
decided to take the bull by the horns
and by laying up soma of the smaller
steamers for about thirty days' run the
principal boats until men can be
brought from tho Caai ta wn;!c The
China leaving today will take orders
for mates of the first, second and third
degree, who are ce-tincatedfor wa;
terg of any ocean. It Is not-anticipated
that any trouble will lie experienced in
netting all the men wan.d t'o'tako the
places of the striken.
Among the principal owner of the
steamers affected by tho strike It la
considered that the wisest action Is.the
ono that has been taken. It (s Jlalm
ed that the men have rapers entitling
them to work on ships In Hawaiian wa
ters only, and that this bemtr the. cage,
they are not capable as men having
certificates for regular service. Theso
men when they arrive will be paid the
regular wage paid to mates on coasting
A PRETTY COTTAGE
IS NOT AS GOOD A
as to purchase It at a low figure, on easy
termi. anJ '"' p'nntlng t'ee, shrubs and
flowers, Increase the value of your Invest:
ment. WE HAVE A NEAT
SIX ROOM COTTAGE
on King street, Just completed, that we
will sell to the right parties on the follow
Cnnlt, $2B0 OO
Monthly' Payments. $45.00
McClellan, Pond & Co.
IT H I K3r!i?.IBES9
TEL. MAIN 6o. JUDD BUILDING
steamers. The discontented men will
be out of their positions, and on ac
count of the action of the captains In
standing by, the companies, the strik
ers will not do themselves any good by
their action: '!'-,
In payment 'for 'their faithfulness' In
time of trouble the captains havo beep
assured of substantial reward IrHhd
near future. In July of the present
year the contracts between the, steam
ship companies and the sugar planta
tions expire, and'when new freight con
tracts ore made It will be with a view
to Increasing wages of captains. At
the present rate of wages obtaining on
the Coast captains of coasting steam
ers get $200 and $150 per month respec
tively, as their .vessels carry passen
gers or not.
Traffic was not suspended today as
was expected. The Klnau and Mauna
Loa left on tlmo on their regular
routes, arid the Claudlne, Hall and Le-
hua leave at 5 p. m. as usual.
London, March 26. The Foreign
Office and the Chinese Minister Inform
ed the Associated Pro3 at 6:15 p. m
today thatthe Manchurlan. treaty hi
not been signed, accord Ifig U' their
latest advices today. Whether It weuM
bo signed or not they were unabto'lo
London, March 25. The Chinese
Minister, Chlh Chen Lo Feng Luh, call
ed at the Foreign Office today and urg
ed the Government to bring pressure to
bear' In order to provent Russia, from
ecnrlng the necessary signatures of
the Manchurlan agreement. The For
elgn Office Is still In the dark tonight
as to whether the agreement will be
signed 'Orllowed- to lapse when 'the
time expires, March 20th. The officials
of the Japanese Legation are Inclined
to believe Russia will succeed In get
ting tho necessary signatures.
The situation Is still more compli
cated owing to the fact ascertained to
day that there are', two secret treaties,
one of which Is to bo signed at St.
Petersburg, dealing with Russia's mili
tary control of Manchuria, and another,
to be signed at Peking, dealing with
her civil powers.
The Chinese appeals for support have
failed to produce any direct remon
strance from Great Britain or, appar
ently, from, any power, to St, Peters
burg, for Russia persistently adhered
to. her contention that tho agreements
concern no one except herself and Chi
na. On this, ground Great Britain's
request tor copies of the agreement wag
abrupUy 'declined, j ? - ' t
It Is' thought at the Foreign Office
here that It would be a dangerous and
useless breach of diplomatic procedure
to endeavor 'to enter upon expostula-
tions with Russia, which would only be
based upon Information supplied by
the Chinese. In other words, the copies
of secret treaties and alleged modifica
tions of them recently given to' the
Powers, by the Chinese .are worthless
documents' and wilt' remain such until
Russia herself chooses to communicate
the text of the actual tientles and modi
An evening of much Interest and
amusement will bo presentea ai rrog-
rea.hall by Mr. BalnbrUlge, M. A., the
eminent traveler and entertainer, at.'
suited by Mrs. Dalnbrldge, whose com'
blncd efforts to make 'a most unique
anil bright. recital.' Quite a number of
seats havo been reserved nnd a largo
audience Is anticipated. The Honorablo
the Governor has slgnlflol bis Intcptlnn
of being present. The box plan Is at
Dergstrom's music store.
Arab 8hcllch Revolts.
Constantinople, March 28. The well
known Arab Sheikh Hamld-Ed-DIt lias
again raised the standard of revolt
against 'Turkish rule In Yemen, one of
tho principal divisions ot Arabia.
DOUOLAS At Watsonvllle, Bantn
Cruz county, California, on March 24,
1001, Susan Jane Douglass, wife' ot
T. S, Douglas ot Honolulu and daugh
ter of Jeremiah O'Neill of Honolulu.
M'INNIB-In this city, April 2, 1901, at
the Queen's Hospital, George Mcln-
nls, a native of Prince Edward Isl
and. LUCJE In Honolulu, April 2, 1901, Wil
liam Seaborn Luce, in his 51st year.
THE WATERMAN IDEAL FqTTN
TAIN PEN. All sizes, all shapes. H
K NOW PRESIDENT
Ac'tldi Taken, in Senate
at This 'Fdferioon's
SENATOR KALAU0KALANI 1
Cooper's Request for Senate Journal
Comes up for ..Action
But Nothing is'
At this forenoon's session of the Sen
ate,, President RusseVs resignation as
presraing omcer was accepted ana vice
President Kalue was unanimously
elected In his, place. ''
When the Senate met. this forenoon,
a communication front the Housesub-
mlttlng joint resolution No. 3, which
passed th)iouso on 'March 30,v was
read. The resolution le as'follo'wsP
Inviting tite -President? of iW United
States to visit tho Teirliory'ty Ha
waTf. -i ..
B.'flt resotrcg by( fhe Senate and
House of Jlcprc'sentatlvcs of tho Legis
lature of the Territory "of Hawaii.
Section ,1. That ,ther President be
and he Is hereby most cordlallyitnvlted
to extend his contemplated trip to the
Pacific Coast, to the Territory of Ha
waii. Section 2. That we most earnestly
assure blm that the. people of these Isl
ands, without distinction, of party or
race, will unite In extending a soulful
"Aloha" to th'e Chief Magistrate of our
Oreat Republic. .
Section 3. That 'the President' of the
Senate and Speaker of the House of
Representatives Immediately transmit
these resolutions to the -President.
J. JOHN KMMBLUTH.
Tho resolution was referred to the
Committee on Ways and, Meant.
A communication' 'from the House,
transmitting House bill 38, "An Act to
amend section 2 of Act 23 of the Laws
of the Republic- of Hawaii, Session of
1896," was read. The bill was read the
first tlmo by title and set for second
reading on Wednesday,
Another communication from the
House, transmitting House, bill 44, "As
Act to establish and maintain school
libraries," was road. The' bill was
read first time bystitlo'and set for sec
ond reading on Wednesday.
Under suspension of rules, Mr. White
gave notice of his Intention to intro
duce "An Act to- fix thj compensation
of pilots for tho port of Honolulu;"
Under further suspension of rules.
the bill was read the first time by title
and referred to the Printing Commit
tee, The, bill. provides, among other
things, the following:
Section 1. iThe compensation of'tha
pilots at tho port of Honolulu shall be
For all vessels under 600 tons register
and "over,. 12 per foot on draught of wai
law'tntA nnvt nf '( i ssW Atlt' I A I
For anchoring, vessels outside; 20.-If
brought Into the' harbor by a pilot, this
chargtj shall be reduced to $10. For
any, detention on board for more than
twenty-four hours, $7 per day.
Sec. 2. If 'any vessel engaged In for
eign trade shall enter or 'deaprt from
the Port of Honolulu without a pilot,
such vessel shall be liable for ono half
Mf. Russel presented the following
petition, which Is signed by ninety-two
voters of the Territory of Hawaii:
The completion of this road will
greatly facilitate the transportation
of freight to and from tho new home
steads and also furnish easy access to
tho railroad station to ha built nt junc
tion of Peck road and Hllo R. R.
We believe the road can be complet
ed at a cost not to exceed $5000 and
we pray that this amount bo appro
priated for the purpose.
Referred to the Commltfeo on Public
Mr. Russet presented another peti
tion, signed by ninety-five taxpayers of
the Territory of Hawaii, as follows: '
When the Volcano road was first
built the people constructing It dug
great holes almost thA entire length of
the road alongside of If for road build
ing material. These holes still exist,
a menace to life and property of all
those traveling over the road and we
earnestly petition your honorable body
to appropriate the Bum ot (10,000 to fill
theso dangerous holes.
Referred to the Committee, on Publlo
Mr, Kaohl presented tho following
We, the undersigned voters of the
District of North Kohala, Island of Ha,
wall, humbly petition your honorable
body as follows!
1. '''That a school be established Isl
North Kohala for the children
Kaipuhaav Puuhue, Kehena, Kahuwa
2. That a school be established In
North Kohala for the children from
Honolpu and Haena
Referred-te the Committee on Public
Health and Education, t Vf!"
Mr, Kaohl presented, another "peti
tion, oa follows;
The undersigned voters ot North Ko
hala, Island of Hawaii, humbly petition
your honorable body as follows: 1
1. That the'olti government Void ly
ing from'.Heletua' to tho inaction of the
government. road! maiika'af Kahuwa,
which Is the' roisd leading to Walmea,
be again opened up for public use. ,
2. That tn appropriation of, S104M
be set nsldtffor the road expense-U
connection yuh the above. .t.
3. That an appropriation of IS0O0
be set aside for repalra'to the govern
ment road from the' pall ot Pololu to
AwlnL North If ohals.
Referred to the Committee on Pub
Mr. J.'Bown presented' the follow
ing petition, signed by eighty-seven
voters ot the Territory of Hawaii
We, the undersigned cltlrens of South
Hllo. Island of Hawaii. In behalf of
more than' two hundred citizen rest
dents along the proposed Improvement.
most earnestly petition yonr honorable
body for an appropriation of $10,000
dollars for, the construction ot a road
way, In said district, commencing at a
point on the Cocnanut Island road and
running along and parallel with the
sea 'coast, so near as practicable, to the
northeast corner of Lake Lokowaka.
Mr. Knlauokalant reported for the
Printing.. Committee to the effect that
Senate bills 55, 56 and 51 had been
Fufthtr time was granted the special
Molokal Committee during which to
Mr. White Introduced two bills ot
which' he bad given previous notice, as
1. The (Public Health Act
2. An Act covering the office of the
Roth these bills were read by title
and referred to the Printing Commit
The next .matter ot business was the
consideration, on; the order of the day,
of President Russet's resignation as the
presiding offlcer. .Mr. C Drpwn.made a
motion tu.tho e'ffert .that 'the rsbjha"
tlon lie accepted. This was seconded
by Messrs. Achl and Baldwin. A lot
of discussion followed during which
Mr. White asked that conlsderatlon ot
the matter be deferred until Saturday
and -Mr. Kaohl remarked that. If Pres
ident RuBsel was not willing to go back
to his seat, he should get out of the
house altogether. '
The result of all this was that the
resignation was accepted, Mr, Kalue
was unanimously elected his successor
and Mr. Kalauokalanl named as Vice
President Mr. White was nominated o
take the chair but he declined the hon
or, and Mr. Russet who nominated htm,
withdrew .his nomination.
President Kalue thereupon appointed
Mr. Russel'to all the committees upon
which he had himself been appointed.
The next matter was "the request, of
the Secretary of the Territory for the
Journals dt the Senate. This took up
a lot of time. Mr'C. Brown Introduced
a resolution' btu no action, was taken
before noon. ,
William Seaborn Luce, who died at
his home today. In the 51st year ot his
age, was one of the best known charac
ters In the city. His fathor before him
was an Influential and leading man ot
affairs. The deceased was for many
years prominent In business, but In re
cent times had retired active labors,
He was one ot the best liked men ever
Identified with Honolulu life.
A native was qulto seriously Injured
In th ohold .of ; (ho Claudlne this morn
ing, shortly before the ndon hour. He
was a llttlo tie worse for drink and
was assisting In the usual hurried oper
ations, a bale of hay descended from
above and the native made a grab for
It. The weight was toovmuch for him
and ho was thrown against ono of the
Iron pillars with tho result that tils
bead was qulto badly crushed. The
Injured man was removed to the hos
pital In tho patrol wagon.
George Mclnnes Dead.
George Mclnnts, a native ot Prince
Edward Island, aged 38 years, .died In
tho Queen's Hospital this morning.
The funeral will take place from the
undertaking parlors of II. H. Williams
tomorrow afternoon. Tho body will be
taken to the cometery at Pearl City on
the regular trnln. Deceased died from
Internal hemorrhage. A mother Is left
In the States.
Dr. Raymond says that there havo
been no further developments Blnce
yesterday In the case of the deceased
Japanese woman who' died Friday
J v -
: After His Diligent
NE8R0ES ANI PORTO RICANS
ARE NOT BAD CITIZENS
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Thinks Hawaii s Influences "Will be
Beneficial in Developing De
sire to Work-Interesting L
William -Nevins Armstrong who has
taken a hand In solving' the Hawaiian
labor question, arrived, In town on the
been on Iho Mainland and in Porto III
co for some months canvassing various
sources of labor with which' to offset
the Astatic blockade. When seen by
a Bulletin1 reporter, Mr. Armstrong
"I have given considerable attention
during Uie last few months, as to the
possibility of the Importation of white
labor, that Is Americans, and I have
come to the conclusion that the prob
lem Is very doubtful. Tho United
States leads the world In Its oportun
Itlcs for laboring men. ' Tbero nre
thousands of acres ot good land still
left In America, nnd at present the
laboring man Is not looking for em
ployment In outside territories. By the
laboring man, I mean the farmer. Op
portunities for small farms are won
derful, and the common farmer may
become a landed proprietor very easi
"Another point. White men will
never work where they are In constant
friction with the Asiatic races. That
has been one reason why the South has
never been very thickly populated.
Whites will not live where they-think
their children's school surroundings
"In 1893 or 1894 white labor might
have been Introduced here, owing to
the low price of wheat and the hard
times. At that time, thousands of farm
ers would have been glad to come here
owing to financial embarrassments.
But that Chance was lost, nnd a similar
ono wilt probably never occur again.
"As to tho Porto Weans. The la
borers we have Introduced, are not as
the general rumor states, sea-coast rift-
raff. With the exception of a very
few, they aro all country people and
tho best that could be secured. To be
gin with, tho Porto ltlcan has been
suffering under the heel of Spain for
centuries, and Is naturally Inimical.
He Is -poorly fed. and not civilized ac
cording to-our standards. Ho is lazy
and fond oCmany holldays.iandln Por
to Rlcb Is' not considered as good as
the ('American negro. The negro Is
stronger and Is capable of doing 60
per- cent more work;than the Porto
RIcan. ' "" "I
"We will have trouble 'with both
races for a while, until we get them
trained to' steady work; but I believe
that eventually tho"'cxperlment will
prove a success. Increased pay brings
better work, and that Is the system on
which wo are working.
"Tho American negro receives from
(6 to $8 a month besides food. The
stuff called food consists of three and
a half pounds of bacon, one peck of
meal and half a gallon ot molasses
every week. While .this Is not much It
Is much better than the codfish and
plantains furnished the Porto Ricans.
When one has worked a month, .and
finds that nothing Is left he naturally
Is despondent. Tho largo pay the ne
gro receives will help matters con
siderably I think.
"There bas"been some feeling among
the Island people, I am told, that we
are also Introducing with the negro,
the rapes and riots ot the South. I
have been very careful In looking up
this Bide of the question, and I am In
clined to fake different views ot the
matter. The percentage of crimes of
that kind Is just about as large In the
North aa It Is lu the South. Tho only
difference- Is that the social lino Is so
closely drawn In tho South, that when
ever an affair ot that kind happens,
lynching and burning follow.
"Tho officers on the Peking had noth
ing but tho best word for tho lot of
negroes that came over today. They
pronounced them cleanly and docile,
and far superior to the Porto Ricans.
"The negroes nre not' illiterate. I
saw some beautiful specimens of hand
writing coming down on the steamer.
They havo an utter lack of a political
head though, and when the whlto man
told them that they were coming out
hero Into slavery, they were nil scared
As soon, however, as tho present crowd
send, back word explaining the condi
tions here, I nm perfectly suro that our
experiment will prove a success."
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THE , I
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The 'House convened' promptly oa
time this mornlfig "
Kaulmakaole mored to reconsider
Pain's' franchise bill ard a smaU'slz'ed
disturbance ensued, In which Mahoe,
and1 Makeksu were prominent "
The motion was declared out of or-
Emmelutb thejrmoved that the
House adjourn. for, the da, so that the
committees might get In their work.
The motion was put and' carried by.
Governor Dole stated to a Bulletin
reporter this, morning that he had re
ceived a letter from the Treasury De
partment at Washington upon the mat
ter of the custody of the rooms In tho
Judiciary building occupied by the
Unlted..States Federal Court
-The Governor says that the letter
holds that the quarters occupied by the
court have not been turned over to the
United States, but remain In the cus
tody of the Territory. The situation,
as viewed by the Treasury Department,
seems to be that these rooms are tem
porarily loaned to the United States
for Federal court purposes.
'Will tho United States be charged
any rent!" was asked ot Governor Dole.
"The rent question has not come up
yot" was, his reply.
The communication explained that
the United States did not care to have
mere portions ot a building turned over
to It.. It wanted the whole building o
none. Continuing on the matter of his let
ters from Washington, Governor Dole
said that the Cooper matter had not
been commented on In any of the let
The report ot the ejection ot Secre
tary Cooper from the House, evidently
had not been received In'tlme for aa
answer to be sent by tLIs mall.
Governor Dole was also notified by
Commlssloner-of the Census Merrlatn
that facts relating to tho population of
Hawaii had been sent forward. So fir
as Indicated In Merrlam's letter, the
population of each enumerated diltrlct
giving race, sex and nativity, had been
ROUGH RIDBR DEPARTS.
Norman Orme formerly n emplove of
the Pot Office here leaves for New York
In the Ventura. Mr. Orme came here soon
after the war to recover his health. Dur
ing the battle of Santiago he, was badly
wounded during a charge made by Room
veils Rough Riders of which command he
was a member. During his residence at
a year In this city Mr. Orme has made
many friends who while sorry to lose him
wish him all good luck' In his new po
NIMR0D8 COME TO GRIEF.
Elsworth Conant and .Albert Johnson
came near having a serious accident
this morning while hunting on Punch
bowl. The boys were armed with a 41-call-bre
rifle, loaded with BB shot-shells.
Johnson, aged 14 years, In attempting
to oil the gun, accidentally discharged
It and the load of shot entered young
Conant's left leg Just behind' the hip.
Dr. Moore dressed the wound, cutting
out'mbre than 50 shots.
San Francisco divers claim to have
located the Rio wreck.
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