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I Evening Bulletin 1
THE PEOPLE'S PAPER.
Vol. X. No. 1819.
HONOLULU, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, FRIDAY. A1RIL 1 1901
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HOME Ml (Hi
Friends in Iowa Want
Him for Next
ARE PLAINLY STATED
He Is Home on Sixty Days Leave
Accompanied by Wife and
Daughter His Constant
Minister n. II. Conger, representing
the I'nlted States In China, was a pas
senger in the Nippon Mir'i, wMJi ar
rived at this port yestcrduy evening.
He wag accompanied uy lilit wife and
daughter, who were with ..lm tlnouah
the Mego of Peking nnd who. with him,
share the honor duo to ' .vc and in
trepM courago when hope hnd fled.
The future of China, the commercial
and political prosperity of tho Orient,
'depend upon tho reasonableness of On
eleven Powers, which have n vole In
the settlement of tho affaire of Wat
To a group of Honolulu newspaper
representatives, Mlnlst-r Ocnger said
last evening: "If tho Indemnity aked
by tho aggrieved powers In the Us.
turbances last summer is more than
China can stand, then the future In tht
Orleni Is dark. Is black with anarchy,
strife, war. ,
"If tho Indemnity demands nrn with
In the. power of the old empire to pay
nil will be well and th-j advancement
of ttade, of commerce and civilized de
volopment will proceed apace.
"1 have been preaeht," said Minister
Cooper, "at all meetings since the ne
gotlatlons of settlement havo been 'n
progtess. I can say Ibat no nation,
not evn Itussln or Japan have pressed
claims W sought advantages that havo
been cmuarrasslng to other nations
Interested. All havo teemlngly been
fair; all have apparently been Just;
but tho sura totiil of all demands will
rcttle tho Immediate, futuro of the
Orient In a commercial and Industrial
"Russia has been wise In her negotia
tions Japan retains a close under
standing with tho Chlneso Empire.
Theio will bo no war between Chlnn
nnd Ilussla; no war between China nnd
Japan. Ilussla has not embarrassed
the negotiations with tho Powers;
neither has Japan.
Ilussla will gain mom than any oth
er nation from tho disturbances last
summer. Her situation gives tho ad-1
vantage, Her diplomatic moves re.
eently, all prove that she knows tho
strong hand she holds nnd tho attitude
of Japan Is civil and peaceful to on
acquainted with tho inner trend of
events. Thero will b no wnr be
tween. China and Russia or Japan and
either of tho other Powers named.
The question is not ono of wnr, but onn
of Industrial nnd comr.fcrclnl progress.
All dupends upon tho mm total of the
'If she can pay tho bill, a now Impc
tus will be given to trado nnd Industry,
llusiness will rovlvo and tho United
States will reap splendid fruits.
"The demand of tho United Stntes
upon China will approximate $25,000,.
000. Two or three million of tills will
bo for private claims, the balance for
national Indemnity. I do not consider
this unreasonable or exorbitant and. If
other nations are as Just, tho develop,
ment of tho Orient commercially will
not be seriously crippled.
"At present, biislncM in Northern
China lr, paralyzed; It 13 seriously In
terfiled with In nil other sections'. Tor
the past six mouths nothing lias been
Buyers are beginning to
realUe more and more that
Is to be unquestionably
The Best Suburb
J6o,coo wnrlh of these choice
home (lies liav; been bmignt
since the auction sale of March
2)rd. You will have a better
selection for yourself If vou let
us show you the ground this
ItT. wflftniTrWBl BTOiWrii
oiCh stle & Lunedale
done In the great enterprises under
taken by European and American syn
dicates. It Is unsafe to venture twenty
mile Inland nnd Industry will nol
awaken until the negotiations of settle
ment aro closed."
Minister Conger Is from Des Moines,
Iowa. He Is on Ills way home with n
leave of absence, entitling him to re
main on the Mainland sixty days. Ho
will go direct to his home In Des
Moines. After a few days' visit with
old friends nnd neighbors, be will pro.
cced to Washington nnd make a per
sonal report on Oriental nlTnlrs to Pres
ident McKlnlcy. Ho Is accompanied by
Mrs. Conger, his daughter, and Miss
Pierce, nil of whom endured with him
the trials and privations of the two
monthi slego of Poking.
At Des Moines ho will bo greeted by
a multitude, who want him to bo the
nest Governor of the Hnwkeye State.
Mr. Conger modestly states that he la
not n candidate, but (hat he will not
refuse the nomination It It Is extended
(Continued on pago t.)
There was n special meeting of tho
Merchants' Association nt tho Chamber
of Commerce this morning to consider
a proposition by Fred Terrlll to ndver
tlse Hawaii from tho lecture platform
throughout the United States. Ileforo
action was taken , n difference aroso
among tho members as to whether tho
by-laws of the Association had been
adopted or not, Tho meeting adjourn
ed to, convene again at S o'clock this
The proposition of Mr. Terrlll was
presented by II. P. Wlchman. chairman
of tho committee on promotion and
publicity. Tho plan Is to tnke an
equipment of moving pictures and oth
er pictorial arrangements nnd give lee
tin oh on the merits of Hawaii, a place
for the tourist, the capitalist and the
homo seeker. Mr. Terrlll proposes to
begin cast of the Tlockv Mountains nnd
proceed In a zigzag eomse to the At
lantic coast Ho figure that hhi outfit
will cost $000 and Hint traveling ex
penses wilt run $300 per month. He
will expect a salary of $150 per month
and $50 per month for an assistant. All
he asks of tho Association Is an ad.
vance of the cost of the outfit and a
guaranty of expenses ami the salary of
his assistant. For his own salary, h
will rely upon tho receipts.
Tho discussion of the proposal
brought out tho fact th it the merchants
of Honolulu are not very proud of tho
advertising Hawaii will recele on the
I Midway at the Iluffalo Exposition.
They feel that something should bo
, dono nt once to counteract the pcrnl
clous effect of tho hula aggregation.
Providing bonds or a sntlsfylng guar
anty that tho work will bo dono as
promised nre furnished by Mr. Terrlll,
It Is probable thnt tho Association will
accept his proposition this afternoon.
Den. Guzman a Spaniard was locked
up yesterday afternoon shortly after 4
o'clock for stabbing Kinehnn a Ha
waiian In the neck with a knlfo The
Injured man died of hemorrhage at the
Queen's Hospital soon after being tak
en there for treatment.
The story of tho nffrnv is as follows:
Yesterdny afternoon nbout 4 o'clock
Ouzman returned to his homo on the
Asylum road and found Kanchon with
his wjfo. Without warning ho sprang
on the native nnd burled tho keen
blade of a clasp knlfo deep In his check
and neck. Kanehoa was hurried to the
hospital and tho pollco being Inform
ed Ouzman was arrested.
A coroner's Jury will listen to evi
dence In tho easo this nfternoon.
Engineer Jameson from Chlnn.
J, I). Jameson, with the Conger party
Nippon Maru. Is a consulting engineer
from Tientsin, China. The disturb
ances, have stopped business In nil
lines of development in tho Empire and
i ho Ih taking advantage of tho oppor
tunity to visit home. Mr. Jameson
says that no forecast can bo mndo as tn
when activities will bo resumed by tho
great foreign syndicates in China. Tho
blow to enterprlso lias been ono of
knockout proportions and Us effects
will not bo effaced for decades.
RiiHsel nml 8nob Hill.
During tho morning tesslon of the
Senate yesterday, Dr. HiifscI In speak
ing on ono of the subjects that cinio
up, wns contrasting the burdens of the
poor with tho exemptions of tho rlth.
As typifying tho latter ho rhosn Clnuf.
Spreckelg who, said the Senator, "mndo
all his money out of thise Islands ma
then built him a mansion nu Snob Hill
In Ban Francisco," Whether this was .1
slip of tho tnngiin or otherwise nulil
pot he leai ned from the passive fuif
uf tho Senator,
THE WATKHMAN 1DHAI. KOUN
TAIN PEN. All sites, ull shapes, II
Dr. Sun Vet Sen, or V, S. Sun. as he
signs hlniBelf, nrrlvid in the Nippon
Maru yesterday from jnpan. Sun bus
many friends In Honolulu. He was
educated here., He was here linbiu 1
with the desire to see tho prln:lpls
of republicanism established In the
capital of tho Chinese Empire.
He is now a political outlaw and
would tnko his life In his hand were he
to set foot on Chinese! soil. He is
founder of the secret luiclcty known us
"Young China" which ramifies South
ern Chlnn, and hns'for its object, n revo
lution to make a Chlutdo Itcpublle.
Sun left Honolulu (lve yen ago and,
since that time, .hag led the life of n
soldier of fortune. In London lie wa3
trnrkcil by special spies nnd Inveigled
Into the Chinese Emlassy. whin- lie
was kept a prisoner for twe've days.
Tho purpose of his captors was to send
him to Chlnn for execution. A ship nnd wnstefully spent. I believe that
had been chartered and only four Jajs ,somu money was recently spent In brlh
before the date of sailing, KiiRllsli Her- lug missionaries for some purpose, but
vants reported tho case of the prisoner this was inciely to make n show of ne
to outside friends who soon laid tho , tlvlty. I'llendshlp to the Emperor Is
matter before Salisbury, the Prime the talk the make to secure eontrl
Mlulster. tuition. No good will como to China
Sun was released upon Salisbury's or Chinese from the How Wongs,
demand nnd nu apology was sent to! "I nm not In llonoliil'i upon any nils
the Urlttsh Cabinet from tho Chinese slon, 4 am hero to visit my wife nnd
Government. .children niul my moth.r. who lives on
Eor the last three yeats, Mr. Sue litis Maul. I will make no speeches here,
been In Japan, as he says, "quietly I have no mission. The work for
watching the movement of things In 'Young China' must be done among
China. The spies became too hot for Chinese at home. Soldiers nre needed
me," said he, "and I retired from tho nnd the ptlnclples of liberty must bo
presidency of the revolutionary party taught to our follower. 'Youns Chl
and am taking n moro modest, part, na' means tho ndoptlo.i of over thing
My usefulness as n worker In tho cause that Is good In foreign nations. Am
is greatly hampered by the fact that n erlcni Is our model. In the late Hoxer
price Is set for my beid In every city uprisings, our secret orders In South
In Chlnn. lorn China were n powerful Influence.
"We can carry oi't a successful rcvo-1 In preventing the spread of the up
lutlon In Chlnn with an army of 100.-1 rising."
ru fa ra r Ha lw Ri Ha rv ra im M P-j px Pi W: Pa n fn P fbj r a
As Rowell's Boss
The Commltteo on Public Expeiidl-
tores dropped u hot shot Into the Ho'liu
when thoy reported on the Pall mi.l
coutract this morning. I
They found that C. It Dwlght gave,
tho lowest bid of $29,973. Dwlght .
was far below the other competitors,
nnd his figures had been made without
caro and In haste. Ho knew the hhla
which tho other contractors would
mnko and so mado his bid Jus: l.isUlo
tho $30,000 appropriation.
Tito committee then found fault with
tho contracts and tho bond of only
$2000. A letter from Dwlght to King
wns next quoted la which Dwlght
found himself losing money and usked
Minister King to deal leniently with
This request was ovldeiilly grinle.I
for In 1900 nn approprlV.lor wns ma lo
of $17,000 nnd another for $fi,5fi.') unj uti!
bills on tho Pall road. A further sum
of $22,000 wns spent making a grand
totnl of $7!,78!U3.
After paying a high tribute to tho
honesty and Integrity of Minister K'r.g;
the commltteo went on: "An unsuc
cessful or. Incompetent mannsomtnt
make or unmakes many a buslnon firm
In the competitions of this ll'o. and
what applies to the ordinary .mslnc;s
of life applies with more forco to gov
ernmental affairs. Vloweil In till light
It was gross neglect of the public In
terest tn continue C. II. Dwlgh' lu
chargo of this work, by tho. govern
ment. It wns nn unauthorized exceed
ing of authority to peru.lt ono wl.n had
thus brought the government to so
vero loss to rontlnuo tho supervision of
tho work. C, II, Dwlght was
permitted to continue In chargo of tho
work and to turn what would nm
been otherwlso the most disastrous
ngreement of his llfo to yield him to.
suits hardly hoped for when he wrote
his letter of April C. 1899. Mr, Dwlghff
receipts up to tho present tlino havo
amounted tn $1(1,900.
"Wo lmvo not a word In say against
Mr. Dwlght. Ho has shown by his
manipulations In evidence In this mar
ter Hint ho U rut out for sniuellili
morn than working nut losing con.
Irncls on pull muds, Such Interest n
has Ik en displayed by Ihls man In
looking out fur tho Interests uf C. II
000 m 'ii. The army ran bu brought
Into existence pn short notli.it,'! sni.rt
Sun, with a stnltter Hash In his usually
"We do not care If dismemberment
comes. Surely the Powers will leave
something, nml out of the wreck you
will see that a republl' of Chlnn will
"What shall I s.iy of the How
Wongs? Well, tbeie nre none of them
In China. Then Is no organization of
these, peoplu unjwheie thnt Is doing
liny good for China, old or new. Kang
Yn Wei, the gicut How Wong leader Is
at Singapore. The he-id organization Is
lorn with dissension. The fact Is that
the leaders of the Dow Wongs nre not
sincere. They hate a pretended pur
pose' uhlih enables them to collect
millions In funds from the Chinese In
foreign lands This money Is lavishly
Dulgltt mukes tho nctlons of the gov
eminent officials stand out nil tho
more glaringly In their lack of those
elements which should mark ull tho
transactions and conduct of officers of
"Tho difference between $15,000 nnd
tho total cost of tho work ns accom
plished to date, an amount equal to the
original contract price, represents tho
perquisites that havo been written over
the entire road by tho linger that Indi
cated tho first fault therein. Incom
petence, mismanagement and Impo
tence must he chargoj against tho
methods applied by offl.-erg of the gov
ernmoat In tho management of ilepv
mental matters under ousting cental
"Tho present Superintendent of Pub
lic Woiks ns n member of tho Legis
lature of 1893, was most determined
and forreful In his utterances nnd atti
tude toward the then Superintendent
of Public Works, W. E. Howell. When
Alexander Young retired Mr. McCan
dless took office and tho Hon und the
lamb lay down together.
"Your commltteo roverts to this mat.
ter Bolely for tho purpose of showing
that good government cannot exist un
der such conditions.
"In nil transactions of this kind the
people nre tho losers. In this InMiincn
they have been heavily so, but tho 03S
has been so divided, that thero seems
no opportunity to fix actual responsi
bility. "Added to this cornea the political
changes and that In the head of the
office, but your comnvHten feels that
with tho Assistant 8uperintendnt lies
the nctual responsibility far these
"That W. E. Howell licks, and for
years past has not had, Ih.) confidence
of tho taxpayers, as evidenced by the
report of n rommlteo to tho Ilniike of
HepresentatlveH during tho session of
ll98, ivhen their arraignment of that
olllcer wiih severo nml caustic, lit p'ov
en by tho present attitude nf all thoio
with whom the department dors busi
ness. It Is proper tlioiefore, lo seek a
reason why llu new olllcer taking
chargo nf this most important branch
of tlm government, with his known
antipathy lo (his mini on record, should
permit him to remain In control of. Im
"Why did not J. A. McCnndlo3s.
when tqklng office, relieve himself nnd
tho pcoplo of tho necessity of carrying
on the pay roll n mnn who to him and
them hnd becoinn so offensive trough
constantly reclining i-v'denceg of his
"The Inference to b drnwn Is thnt
Mr. McCnndlees permitted his anilely
to hold office to overcoin-t '.otn h s pie
Judtce nnd his Judgment, and at the
mandate of a superior who-was the
friend of W. E. Howell, foul; office un
der n promise dlroct or Implied, thnt
the protego of his superior iinjiild not
bo disturbed In the cnjoymeii' of his
"Your commltteo bcllvca that he
best Interests ofJhp, llcpsrline.it (l
Public Works nnd of the (niniunity nt
large, tfould be subserved b? ihr
separation of W. K. Howell froi.l the
administrative service nnd o rcrorr
mend accordingly. Wo reeommenl
further that a penal clause, covering
malfeasance nnd maladministration In
office, bo added to the general laws.
J. K. KEKAl'I.A.
N J. K. KAAt'WAI.
Dickey and Hocms concurred In tho
report of figures, but tould not concur
In the wording.
The report was adopted.
BKKIEY Hf IS
When the House ivnrsncil this morn-
lug, the members found foity bills on
the program. Six were up for third
reading, while sixteen Sennt! bills nnd
eighteen Houte bills were on itie pro
gram for second rtadlnr- ,
Senate bill 71 on tho protection of
birds, gamo, etc., was received and ni
attempt was made to Kill It ou Ural
reading. The motion to puss the bill
was carried; ayes 27. '.oe li.
The Committee on Public I.aniU re
ported on Hockley's concurrent resolu
tion relative to the land nuestlo'i The
committee rbAtiged tho preamble of I'.'e
resolution to read as follows:
Whereas, S. II, Dolo, the Governor of
this Territory, has ndmlttcd to n com
mittee of tho House, of IlopresenUtives
that the trip of J. K. Hiown, Ccmmls
sloner of Public linds, to Washington.
I). C, was authorized and dlrn.-'Ml by
lilm nnd that, among otb.-r things, tho
Filtd J K, Hrnun was Instructed Uv 111"
Governor to advocate the repeal rr
modification of thnt clause of section
r,r. of the Organic Art which rii.d n
"That no corporation, inmentl- m
foreign, shall acquire on.) hold tail
estate In Hawaii In exc-ss of one thou-1
Kami aires and all real estate n"qulred
and held by such corp nation r- nsso
elntlon contrary hereto aliall bo foifilt
id and escheat to the United Stale,
hut existing vested rlghis in real esla'a
shall not be Impaired "
And, whereas, E. P. Do'..! Atli.rney
General of this Territory, has rec-.it'y i I10rt wa8 a,i(,lltPlj nd tho third reading
rendered an opinion that leafcs of rub f thr ,m ,.t f(ir Saturday.
He land by corporations in excess of Mr. Achl Introduced n resolution nsk
ono thmiHind ncrea or In nddltltt to UnK for jm.ooo for laying water pipes
tho land held In feo by such corpora tlmt (1,trict ,tuate.l mauka of King
Hon Is not prohibited by tho aliov"
And, whereas, thiro Is ;n nvlnrnl do
sire on the pait nf public ofnelaH of
this Tenltory to remove oil olstaclo
nnd ullow corporations to IncrcuH tlte
already too large holdlncs nnd thereby
monopolize nil tho agrleullirM lands
to the great loss and detriment of tho
cltlrens of this Terrltoiy.
And, whereas, tho Oovernor has.
without authority of law, held rcgidar
and secret conferences with the heads
of tho departments under him since the
erection of this Territory and hss do
nled to'tho HoiiRO of Representative
access to or copies of tin records of the m(C nn(1 w(,re referred to tho Printing
proceedings thereof: Committee.
And, whereas, It Is a matter nf torn- 'r,0 nppolntmenta of tho Oovernor
mon report thnt biicIi reports will show ) Cilmo ,, the order of tho day but
that tho Oovernor In such council or I wcro further postponed until Tuesday,
conference lias favorably considered Senate bill 77. relating to ndultera
proposltlons yielding uiluablo conces- j ,nn ()f ttmii passed third reading,
slons nnd oxchnnglng of lands and At 11:45, the Senate took Its usual
privileges In tho Territory to mono-
polles, corporations nnd prlvnto landed
Interests, to the manifest detriment of
"tho homestead settlement system"
long recognized ns fundamental to tho
stability of a state nnd which. If adapt
ed to our local conditions of soil, etc.,
would create In tho noir future nn In
creasing proportion of small land hold
ers who would naturally beconio the
mainspring of tho progress nnd proper
development iff this Territory.
Then follows tho roolvo providing
for bringing suit nn'd requesting n Con
gressional commission to lnves"gute.
Tho amended resolution wns adopted
with but II 1 1 lo opposition. The result
wns: ayes 20, noes 5, The im-g worn
Dickey, Knlkl, Kunialae, Huberts.
and Wilcox. Aylett. fllinihin, Hongs
nnd Prendergnst were t.bsent.
The Commltteo op Expenditures of
fciod their report on tho Diamond 1 1 "ad
contract which was adopted
W. W. Dlmond Co was granted tho
right tit opcrntii iv gas works In Hono
lulu. The House then look thu us'ial iinnii
Third Time Since Matter
Was First Con
sidered. FOOD BILL PASSES
ITS THIRD READING
Brown and Crabbe Introduce Bills
Petitions From Kona and
Kaii in Favor of Jacob
Here eudeth tho third lesson and tho
third postponement of tho considera
tion of Goternor Dolo" appointments,
until Tuesday In the minds of some,
the Cist dn of the cession nnd, in tliV
minds of the Executive, tho Slth day.
Notwithstanding the announcement by
Mr. Kilauokalanl In the Senate today
that, so far as his party was concerned,
tho nntter of the appointments of the
Governor had been settled on, the vote
on further postponement stood S to G
In tho affirmative, Messrs. Whlt.o and
John T. Ilroun toting with tho solid
six of the Hepubllran party.
At the opening of the morning ses
sion of the Senate today, the clerk read
a communication from tho House an
nouncing the passage n third reading
of House bill 7 on the 18th Inst. The
bill passed first reading nnd Saturday
was set for second reading.
Mr. White reported favorably for thu
Judiciary Committee to whom wag re
ferred Senate bill t8. "An Act to pro
vide for filing, foreclosing, limitation
and priority of chattel mortgages."
Tho report was laid on the table to
be considered with the bill and tho
report of the mln&rltr.
Mr. Paris reported for the Public
lunula Committee on Petitions 15, 16
and. 28, being petitions for roads nnd
repairs in Olna and Puna, Hawaii. The
commltteo states that tho Superinten
dent of Public Works has already pro
vided for a road to the Keohe home
steads Iri his estimates. The commlt
teo further recommends $2000 for tho
repair of tho cross road nt the IR-mltn
point on the Volcano road and $5000 to
build ,i cross road ut the 22-mllo point
on tho Volcano road. 1'hls report wns
,,,, ,m 10 tnt)Io l0 lic con.iacroil wlth
the Appropriation hill.
For tho Intoxicants Committee, Mr.
White reported favorably on House bill
19, "An Art relating tn the salo of al
cohol; amending Section IB, and re
pealing Sections 10, 13 nnd 14 of Act C4
of the Session Uiws of IS9G." The re-
street nnd lying nlong or near tho Ka
Mr. Achl presented threo petitions
from Kona nnd Kan asking thnt Jacob
Coerper und his associates be granted
n ibarftr for tho construction of n rail
road In tho districts named. Tho first
petition Is from Knu and Is RlgneiLby
03 taxpayers. Tho second Is from South
Kona and Is signed by 27 taxpayers,
while, the third Is from North- and
South Kona nnd Is signed by 59 taxpay
ers. Messrs. Crabbe and C. Ilrown Intro
duced hills, notice of which thoy had
already given. These passed nrs
THE PEOPLE OF
When lookinu for . GOOD j
Ij SHOl: at a moderate price ti
ii! should not fail to see ns. Sr
ij We have evorylhliiR in the
Footwear Line for both
Ladies and Gentlemen.