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0 . XU No. 57 HONOLULU, T. H., TTESDAY, JULY 'io, 1903. SEMI-WEEKLY, WHOLE 2714
ONE PER CENT.
Bankers Hold a Meeting and Inform Territorial
Treasurer Campbell That They Will Ease
Up on Salaried Men.
"After the bankers had held a meeting this morning, they notified
me that they would reduce the discount on Territorial war-rants
from two to one per cent," said -Territorial Treasurer Campbell
It is understood that all the banks in town were represented
at the meeting held yesterday afternoon. Treasurer Campbell had
had a conference with representatives of the bankers on Saturday,
and had told them a few things with reference to Territorial finances.
It was in consequence of this that the meeting of the bankers was
called, and the reduction made.
The reduction means a great deal to men who are working for
the government on salary. Heretofore, when the Treasury has
been short of cash, it has been necessary for salaried men, who are
not as a rule to discount their warrants, and for
this discount the banks have charged two per cent. When it is remembered
that nearly one million dollars are paid out by the Treasury
every year in salaries of one kind or another, it will be seen
that this has been quite a handsome plum. And there were other
warrants than salary warrants to be discounted.
More than that, the profit has not always gone to the banks,
nor. has the discount always been .even as little as two per cent.
A. number of salary warrants, particularly in the cases of smaller
salaried men, have gone into the hands ot tne usurers ana uiesc
have not been content with two per cent. The man who has got
into their clutches has been lucky to get off with a discount of ten
The banks, however, have adopted a more lenient policy, and
that will ease the strain. -for the-present, to a considerable degree.
MAY REVOLUTIONIZE SYSTEM
OF PRODUCING SUGAR CANE
The Hutchinson Plantation May Co-operate With
Homestead Association-Estate to Lose
800 Leased Acres.
The roost valuable part of the lands
ot the Hutchinson Plantation company
In the district ot Kau, Island ot Hawaii,'
belongs to the territorial government
and the lease thereon Is about to
expire. A number ot would-be homesteaders
have applied to Land Commissioner
Pratt to homestead the same
land under the Settlement Association I
plan. The plantation has been resist-1 elation, as he understood It, Intended
Ing this proposition by seeking to get taking over the whole section,
the lands again under a new! lease, When the plantation people went to
claiming that It would ruin the Land Commissioner ratt to renew
tlon to take away so much of Its best their lease on these lands. It found
oane lands, which are understood to that the proposed homesteaders had
approximate 800 acres. .already nied applications for the same.
The would-be Homesteaders They proposed .to be bona fide home-on
stated they would plant the land In steaders and under the circumstances
-, , u th wor trivnn ns eood
terms as have heretofore been given
Japanese planters on plantation lands.
The directors of the company have
nearly decided to take the would-be
homesteaders at their word and give
them the contracts which they desire.
H. E. Cooper of the legal firm of
Kinney, McClanahan f & Cooper, will
leave today In the Mauna Loa for Kau,
representing the directors. He will
' meet the proposed homesteaders, discuss
the subject with them and ascertain
exactly their Intentions ind desires.
If Mr, Cooper's Interview with
the homesteaders Is satisfactory, he
will, Immediately on his return, take
the matter up, with Land Commissioner
Pratt and endeavor to make things
work smoothly for the proposed
ot the lands In question.
This Is the first move In a policy
wtitch may entlrtly revolutionize the
system ot producing sugar cane on
many ot the plantations on Hawaii.
Mr. Cooper was seen last evening by
an Advertiser representative. He confirmed
the above. He said that Mr,
W.'G. Irwin, a large owner In- the plan
tation, and head of the firm of W. O.
jtrtfltL Co., lb Hutch i'ffBrV In
Honolulu, vfaa quite favorable to the
proposition. Mr. Cooper said that the
homesteaders comprised Senator Hewitt,
Dr. Thompson, Miss .Ben Taylor,
Mr. Hazleton and many otb.er prominent
people besides several Hawailans.
The lands In question are under a
lease which expires In October. Prom
the sea up to the higher lands there
were 1800 acres Involved, of which but
800 were planted with cane. The
. the government was bound to take!
cognizance of their request. The plantation
owners and the agency are now
quite ,favornble to the scheme, nnd If
Mr. Cooper ascertains that the homesteaders
will meet tne plantation on
reasonable terms, Mr. Cooper Is likely
to report back to the directors that
the plan is a good one.
WANTED HER MONEY BACK.
A fair Hawaiian belle was among
the visitors at the police station last
evening. She was accompanied by a
young man to whom she looked for
advice. To genial Joe McKinnon, the
clerk on watch, she told a tale of woe.
She had visited the store ot a pake
and bought a tooth brush. Now she
didn't want the tooth brush and the
mean old thing wouldn't give her the
money back. Lieutenant Mossman
came to the rescue of the gallant clerk
and told the lady that the police department
was not In the business ot
forcing pake storekeepers to do a
"money back" "business. The nut-brown
maiden departed In high
dudgeon, with her nose In the air.
The S. B. Sonoma -Is due from the
Colonies ewly this morning, and
will probably sail for Ulu Coast
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1 Jlffi! III Will If Ml I
( PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT'S HOME
PUT ON BACK
And County Committee
Passes Cooperc 4
Resolution. ,, j
Ilesohed, That the Executive
Committee of the Republican
Countv Committee conuratulates '
the Acting Governor, Secretary
Atkinson, upon the policy fit
haunonv between the Territorial
nnd County organizations which
he has so conspicuously
Resolved, That we heartily en-
dorse his administration of Ter-
Thus the executive committee of the
Republican county committee at Its
meeting last Saturday. In fact, thero
was not a great deal done at the meet-
Ing of the committee besides the pas-
sage of that resolution,' the committee
havlncr virtually lost the patronage by
the ukase ot the Republican Super
UK U TO
New, York Man Looking
fort a Factory Site
"I haven't any land close to a city to
sell to a silk manufacturer," paid Land
Commissioner Piatt yesterday, "hut I
would like to hoar from come private
owners who may have."
The remaik of the Land Commissioner
was drawn out by the following letter.
It bears the letter head of the
Sphernolar Engineering Company, 72
Trinity Place, I'ew York, nnd Is datod
at New York Ju,y &th, 1905:
' "J. W. Pratt, Esq. Dear Sir: Your
favor of June ICth Just to hand, and
, reply to tne Bame r WOUd Bliy that
we propose to establish a lurge plunt
for tho manufacture of silk, requiring
lhree ncres ot ground, and If
lent, quarters for employees. Tho
amount of land required for buildings to
cover coo ioomHi nnd attendant
ery, stables, etc., would be at least threo
ncres, but wq might purchase more If
it pnlllfl h nhtnlnoil nt n fnin nrlpp Tn
fnct( tho prlce of te land m fiaVQ
much to do with our establishment of
"Wu ulllI,"t !? ',e
plng point, but If It Is an object to
Bhp by ru or boati or botlli woud
consider such a proposition. Of
I tourse, freightage Is an object In a
large manufacturing business, as wo
i would have much coal and lumber to
"Does the government allow
ment of lands as a bounty to veterans
J the Civil War? What Is the price
of government land7 Would like to
orknow ,ho prces of B0Vernment aI1(1 0f
private lands, with maps nnd full
tails, as you suggest,
"Outside of business considerations,
my health and pleasure require a
clmnte nnd condltlonB thnI1 T can
BOt here. I am not an Invalid, was
never sick a day in my life, but I am
"ty years old and dislike cold
weather as does also my son, who pro-
poses ((J ve ,n Hnwa and do busI.
"I can havo a regular little colony
of our own out there, If I can make the
right figures. ... I thought a. rep-
resentatlvc of the United States
ernment would be ns likely as uny one
to. furnish facts, preliminary to our
visiting tho place or having our rep-
ryThlng hut" Und 'ha'tee"
mnde. nnd we have waited patiently
for your reply, for which we thank
you, and which wc tuny appreciate, wo
would want to bo as near the city as
possible, consistently with the prices of
(Signed) "J, L. FOLLETT."
"Now," said Mr. Pratt, "I am willing
to do all that I can to furnish Information,
but I have not got any government
land, as I said before, that would
bo available for this purpose. 'And I
would like to hear fr,om private land
owners, as to terms and prices. There
must be land near Honolulu that would
ber suitable for the enterprise In question."
lsors to the effect that, while they
would consider committee
tlons for county appointments, In tho
case of vacancies occurring, there would
be no general turning over In the police,
flre and road and garbage departments,
The approval of the course of Acting
Governor Atkinson was felt to be a'
graceful tribute to that gentleman.'
whose political course Blnce, Goiernor settle-Carter
went awny has been solely In
the line of promoting harmony within
the party. And It was a nice thing
the executive committee to do, de-'
Yesterday, however, when the county
committee met In Its own proper per-
there being seven of the thirty
present, action was taken that, .while
of course It does not bear against Jack
directly, still oalls for a change of ad-
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ministration l certain eventualities,
At this meeting there were present
Chairman Lorrin Andrew b and Messrs.
H. Murray, J. Waterhouse, C. Booth,
C. Hustace, W. Isaac, J. J. Reiser and
After the matter of the patronage
had been reported upon, exactly as
the Advertiser had said that It would
be, and disposed of as the Advertiser
said It would be Harry Murray got up
and offered the following resolution:
"Whereas, George R. Carter
has resigned his position as Governor
"Resolved, Tnat Intheevertof
his Insisting that his restgnstlon
be accepted ty the President,
this Committee dots endorse
Henry E. Cooper as Its first
choice for Governor pf Hawaii."
This, It 'will be remembered, 1s the
resolution adopted by tljet Territorial;.
committee at Us meeting on July 1,
when everybody but the Governor's
political enemies had already become
(Continued on page 3,)
ASSURED OF SUPPORT
AT OYSTER BAY 'WHERE QO VERNOR
GARTER LUNCHED YESTERDAY
I Sagamore Hill residence yesterday
ident discussed the Hawaiian situation. Governor Carter said last
night that he had accepted the president's advicp and would continue,
as governor. He was assured of the sympathy and support
of the administration although he did not hope for an early restoration
of harmony in Hawaii.
BENNINGTON DISASTER CALLS
FORTH SYMPATHY OF BRITISH
, WASHINGTON, July 25. Admiral Lord Charles Beresford
has sent a message fo the navy department conveying tho sympathy
of tHc British Mediterranean fleet for the Bennington disaster.
SAN DIEGO, July 25. The gunboat Bennington has been
SAN DIEGO, July 24. Fifty-eight bodies from the wreck of
the Bennington have been identified. Thirty-six men are wounded,
seven qritically. One man of the
The boilers are jammed against the steel bulkhead. One wa
moved fifteen feet. An investigation of the accident has begti
KOMURA IS NOT
Advice and Is
The Administration Wilt
Give Him Sympathy
1 in His Work,
(ASSOCIATED PRESS OABLEOBAMS.)
OYSTER BAY, July 25. Gov-1
ernor George R. Carter of' Ha- ;
waii took luncheon with, Pres- j
ident Roosevelt at the tatter's '
The governor and the pres
ship's company deserted, leaving
tho Japanoso poaco plenipotentiary
peace, but was not overanxious that tho
Neither was ho ovcrsangulno as to the
HER ALLY JEALOUSLY.
botween tho Czar and tho Kaiser excites
Czar has roturnod from his conference
and Ozar Nicholas met today off the
personal. It la bolioved that the Kaiser
party has arrived here on the Pacific
containing 2,500,000 barrels of erode
Twelve lives were lost and the
mayor of this city has Issued a
advice of the health authorities regarding
cases of yellow fover so far and flix
Balfour has announced to the House
not resign as a consequence of the recent
were killed and many wounded i a
OIHOAOO, July 25. Baron Komura,
stated in an Interview that lie desired
negotiations Bhould provo successful.
successful outcomo of the conference.
PARIS, July 25. Tho conferenco
ST. PETERSBURG, July 25. Tho
with Emperor William.
BERLIN, July 24. Emperor William
Swedish coast. Their conversation was
YOKOHAMA, July 25. Tho Taft
Mail liner Manchuria.
HUMBLE, Texas, July 25. Oil tanks
petroleum were burned here last night. property
loss will reach a half a million dollars.
SIX DEATHS IN
NEW OELEANS, July 25. The proclamation
urging tho peoplo to heed the
sanitation. There have been seventeen
LONDON, England, July 24. Premier
of Commons that the Government will
PALEEMO, Blcily, July 25.-coal -Twelve
mino explosion here.
ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 24. Tho tody of Admiral John Paul Jones wu
landed today and placed in a temporary vault
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