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HONOLULU, HAWAII TERRITORY, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1904.
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WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. 12.
. The absence of nearly every cabinet offi
V cer ,anl the cessation of all important
work iri the departments render it impos
sible at this time to secure information
of any, importance about Hawaiian inter
csts in Washington. Subordinates are
now at work upon estimates to be for
warded to Congress" in due season, but
none of these will be made public for
many weeks. Some will deal with Ha
waiian matters. The word has already
gone around to scale all estimates as low
as possible. That may be somewhat for
campaign effect but a policy of economy
seems to tie in prospect whatever hap
pens at the polls in November. Recent
ly an order was given all the depart
ments to carefully avoid discussion or
publicity about the estimates. "Although
the deficit is now small and, if the $50,
000,000 paid for the Panama -canal be
eliminated, there is no deficit, yet the
government continues to run behind. The
troubles that Hawaii will encounter next
"winter in securing appropriations, if the
deficit continues to increase, can be read-
' The only Hawaiian of interest in the
Territory, who tarries in town, is ex
Attorney General E. P. Dole. He has
weathered the hot summer and : is still
hanging on in the interest of a private
enterprise which brought him here sev-
ltiav be here several weeks yet. It is
very slow transactig business with the
. departments, as Mr. Dole can testify, but
lie says he has managed to keep com
Ifortable during the summer.
It seems only reiteration of what has
been said in my former letters to add
that Washintgon is absorbed in politics
to the exclusion of everything else. And
yet the campaign has been the dullest
that the oldest politicians recall. The
nominations have not yet been completed
in several Spates and there is great aver
sion to a prolonged struggle. This week
the Republican nominations for state of
ficers are being made in New York. Next
. week the Democratic nominations will
follow. Until the men are selected and
critics have had opportunity to fully can
vass their respective qualifications; the
. prospective fate of the parties can not
be intelligently discussed. The same is
also true of New Jersey. The guber
natorial candidates there will be in. the
field before the end of next week. Cam
paigns are opening in some of the West
ern states, where nominations as a rule
are made earlier than in the East. But
it will be well along towards the first of
October before the cauldron begins to
THE PARKER CAMPAIGN SAGS.
J There is no disguising that the Demo
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cratic campaign nas continue 10
constantly. Those who are not partisans
admit that Parker's chances of election
.'appears to be crowing constantly less.
0The thick and thin party organs are con
iSdent Parker will receive fewer electoral
votes than Bryan had four years ago.
That, however, is all coniecture thus far.
The election in Vermont gave Demo
crats a bad case of blues and they have
not yet recovered. They have been look
ing forward for some comfort from
Maine, which state is voting today. The
truth of the situation is that Parker has
nroved a disaonointmenL He is too
judicial and too conserv
have come in contact w
vinced that he is not a man of large
ability, although an estimable gentleman.
To be sure mam- men have made excel
lent officials who were of mediocre abil
ity. McKinley was never accounted a
great man by his associates here in
Washington before his election to the
Presidency and yet he made a very suc
cessful President. Not a few Democrats
Republicans Fire Their
First Gun Last
i Ifl IIJ y
With the raising- of its banner to the
accompaniment of oratory, music and
fireworks, the Fourth District Republi
can committee last night had its first
rally of the campaign. ,
The banner bore across its face in big
black letters the following legend:
"Fourth District Republican Headquar
ters." The banner-raising incident was
followed bv. speech-making in which
Chairman A. G. M. Robertson of the
Central committee; Lorrin Andrews,
chairman df the Fourth District com
mittee, Delegate Kuhio, John Lane, D.
Kalauokalani, Jr., Carlos Long, W. W.
Harris, E. W. Quinn, E. K. Lilikalani, J.
A. Hughes,' E. A. Douthitt and Frank
The speeches were delivered from the
new platform erected in the open space
between the Electric company's build
insr and the Occidental hotel. The
place was lighted ..with electric arc
lamps and benches provided seats for
hundreds. Lorrin Andrews presided
over the meeting and his 'speeches of in
troduction served to outline ,what each
of them had accomplished or was ex
pected to accomplish in the Legislature,
and in the case of Kuhio, in Congress.
Chairman Robertson made a rousing
speech " tingling with Republicanism
He urged the voters to vote the straight
J. A. Hughes said the ' Republican
party should win because upon its vic
tory depended the future of the Terri
tory. It was not a case of voting for
Mr. Brown, or Mr. Smith, or Mr. Jones
in this election. It was a case of voting
for the ticket of the Republican party,
The voters should cast their ballots for
the Republican party and in that way
uphold the hands' of Theodore Roose
velt,' "the brigntest star that ever shone
in the political firmament of America.
John Lane asked for support not only
for himself but for the entire ticket. He
then directed his remarks to Ceci
Brown and upbraided him for breaking
his pledge not only to the convention
but to those who had supported him in
that convention. In substance, Mr. Lane
said that if Brown was capable of
breaking his pledge to his convention
supporters, then he could be depended
upon to break his pledge in other mat
ters of as vital interest to the people of
"Cecil Brown is running as an inde
pendent candidate for the same office as
mvself," said he. "There are a great
many rumors on the street that he is
competent for the place, which I do not
question. But not being loyal to the
party after pledging to his friends that
if he was defeated in securing a nom
ination he would abide by the decision,
he has gone beyond candid support. He
has broken this pledge, and if he has
broken one, he will probably break
others and probably the platform as
well" (Applause.) ,
W. W. HARRIS TALKS. :'
W. W. Harris, who was introduced as
a young man who had done good work
in the legislature and a man to be de
pended upon for zealous party labor,
said the Republican party had no mis
givings in asking the people of the Ter
ritory for their support. Two years ago
the party placed a platform before the
nent He is too , d ed it made was
rvative. Manywho , T , , T ..
with him are con- 1 carried out. In; 1901 we had a Legi.Ia-
ture, wmcn. Knowing me iiiiducii au
dition of the Territory, and knowing
that the government wanted to pass a
loan bill, the result of which would give
the people money through public works,
failed to take advantage of the oppor
tunity to make a remedial law. The
Republican party took the oppor
fnnitv tn nut the bill throueh. That
have been leased to compare Parker to
McKinlev. so suave and courteous is he
in his communications with callers. But
Parker, of ccurse, is laced in a more
trying position as candidate for President
than was McKinley. He is comparative
ly but little known and the American
people are anxious for acquaintance with
the men they are asked to elect to the
ugliest omce in the land.
Of all the opportunities that have
rome to Parker since the St. Louis con
tention he has lived up to none and the
Hisappointmer.t in him is very general.
. Roosevelt, on the other hand, has im-
' proved his prospects by hitting out from
bill gave the people work and the work
gave them money. 11 it naa not icrn
for the money spent from the loan bill
we would have had harder times than
exist. Mr. Harris appealed to the vot
ers to vote the straight ticket. A divided
House would accomplish nothing. If a
Republican Legislature was elected
everv pledge of its platform would be
carried out It was useless for a voter
to say, "I will vote for this man on this
ticket, and that man on that ticket" and
so on. In the Legislature party lines
were drawn as jicht as in campaigns,
and success in the Legislature would
only come through a complete Republi-
the shoulder at everv oonortunity. Even ' can majority. He asked tor tne support
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JAPANESE TRANSPORTS AT THE ELLIOTT ISLANDS.
. tASSOOiATED PRESS OABIobasis.) j of Mukden. A fourth army is now crossing the Da mountains, all
TSINGTAU, Sept. 24. Cholera has broken out in Port Arthur. converging upon Mukden. The weather has improved. Chinese
(Tsingtau is the German town on Kiauchau bay, Shantung,
where some of the fugitive Russian warships took refuge.)
GREAT ASSAULT ON . PORT ARTHUR.
PARIS, Sept. 24. It is reported that a general assault on Port
Arthur from three sides has begun and that Russian mines have de
stroyed sn entire battalion of Japanese. Admiral Togo is aiding
the assault by a fierce bombardment.
SITUATION IN THE NORTH.
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 24. It is believed that Kuropatkin
will not contest the Japanese advance to Mukden. The Russians
are using balloons to determine the position of the enemy. It is
believed that Kuroki's line extends from Benishu to Bentziaputze
and Oku and Nodzu's from Yentai to Shahepu, sixteen miles south
ADMIRAL DEWEY COMPLETES
HALF CENTURY OF SERVICE
bandits are siding with the Japanese.
JAPANESE TAKE TAELING.
TOKIO, SeptI 24. -The Japanese have captured Taeling and
Sanlungku, 60 miles northeast of Liaoyang. The Russians left nine
teen dead on the field.
RUSSIAN CRUISERS IN CANAL.
SUEZ, Sept. 24. The Russian cruisers St
Smolensk have entered the canal.
KOBE, Sept. 24.- The Japanese have stopped the British
steamer Crusader in Tsugaru straits and sent her to Hakodate.
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 23. The Japanese have assumed
the offensive twelve miles from Mukden.
RUSSIA FEARS A SECRET
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 17. Im- preserve China's neutrality cannot im
portant developments regarding China's nore. Moreover, the Russ believes the
attitude toward the belligerents is antici- situation will call for deeds and not
pated here in well informed quarters, words. It concludes:
There are rumors of closer relations be- i "We need not be unduly alarmed,
tween China and Japan, of the possi- however. The interference of China
bility of the Japanese turning over Port will scarcely be to our disadvantage."
Arthur when caotured to China, of their Ambassdor McCormick, as custodian
restoring Manchuria to the Chinese, etc. of Japanese interests, has made in
Although these reports are not confirm- quiries regarding the two suspected
ed the- lead to quite a general belief Japanese spies, Constantino Saratori
that some sort of negotiations are going and Mamachei Tokaki, recently arrested
on behind the scenes of which the out- here. He ascertains that the authorities
side world has little cognizance. The on'v contemplate deporting them abroad.
Russ says it believes the Japanese sue- The Novoe Vremya bitterly denounces
cesses are emboldening the Chinese gov- the suggestion of peace advanced b
ernment more and more and they are Meshshersky. in the Gazedain, as a means
prompting such diplomatic steps as of "defeating the selfish end3 of Great
China never dreamed of before. Since Britain and Germany," both of whom.
? 1 the Japanese occupation of New Chwang M. Meshshersky asserts, are interested
Yjand direct contact between the Chinese in weakening Russia and Japan,
(i) : and Japanese they have seemed to The Novoe Vremva announces that
sj quickly reach an understanding, the oc- the Russian people would not tolerate
X Icnpation of neutral territory evoking no V Hf-humiliation of the empire before
& . prote? t. Japan.
A j .The Russ expects the war to take on i ne emperor's ccnirratiilatory message
lif a phase, as Chinese neutrality vanishes, to General Kuropatkin i regarded as
w; which the-cowers in their agreement to Continued on Dage .
AMERICAN POACHERS SEIZED.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24. Yesterday Admiral Dewey com-
i pleted his fiftieth year in the navy.
VANCOUVER, Sept. 24. An American steamer
scows have been seized for poaching on the fisheries.
MILF.S IN POLITICS.
NEW YORK, Sept. 24.-Parker.
-Gen. Miles will go on the stump for