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VOLUME I, NO. 9 HONOLULU, H. T., SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 1900 PPJGE FIVE CENTS'
Post Office Inspector
BIG MOVEMENTS SOON.
WANTS "WATT, CLERKS ON
OCEANIC AND ISLAND
How Unolo Sam Will Bettor Oar
Also Soon be
Fret amfl for Honolulu is
liaote to feel the offects of what Mr.
H M. FlbiC Unitfi StRtos Postofflcc
lnsfwclor. calls he mnliope habit"
It amy be a year before an up-to-date
nH system J established in
unless tfere : either a special
lon of the Leal Mature, or the Territorial
ottlclals strh thoir authority.
Mr. FHnt, Jike j.il of Uncle Sam's
joeUl Inspectors, Is hustler, and he
is disgusted with the slow-going
methods? of Hawaii He wants to get
buck to the mainland, where there is
Homethlng doing" in postal lines. He
Is anxious to do all he can while he
stays In Honolulu however. At the
request of The Republican, he gave his
views of the postal situation last night
"What can you sty about the prospects
of Honolulu getting free delivery?"
"When I first arrivod," said Mr.
Flint. "I sont a letter to the Council cf
Stato, asking them for an addition to
the Honolulu Postoffice and also requesting
that they pass a law numbering
the houses of the city. They gave
the addition, but did not pass the law.
Investigation showed that there had
been throe or four attempts to number
the houses, but they had been very
"There is one street with three
houses numbered 45. Of course, we
could dollvor the mall of the largo
white firms, but the Chinese merchants'
mail would be hopelessly lost
The reetdaneo districts are even worse.
1 was ordorod to Install a free delivery
sjstem hare at once upon arrival, but
I shall report strongly to the department
at Washington against it Had
the streets been provided with numbers
1 would have had the system in
Tliero is one collector of malls in
Honolulu, and I havo telegraphed Tor
authority to put on five or six and put
in regulation man boxes.
Thoro can be no house
legislative action providing a
penaltv for not having the houses numbered.
Either the Legislature or City
Council must onact such a law before
e can gtvo you a city delivery. Here
is a city of 10,000 people and the houses
are not numbore. at all! Why, towns
of 4000 have free mall delivery In the
Suppose tuore should be a special
sossion of the Legislature and they
xhoitld pass such a law. How long
would It take to get It going?" was
'Almost before you knew It The
streets could be numbored In 30 days,
.ind. If there was any prospwt of a special
session. 1 would telegraph. If
to Washington for the Civil Ser-
W examination papers, and we would
be roadv as soon as you were. Honolulu
will be under the Civil Service
iw. although I was authorized to make
tttnporary nppolutinents. This examination
is very strictly roguUted, and
be papers must go to Washington for
final approval. 1 hoped there would be
a special session, but I see tie papers
say there will be none.
"The way 1 would do woulc" be to go
over tho city and make up kny mind
what would bo a good district for ench
jcail carrier, and havo the man
go right over the district and
take the name of every man. woman
and child, owners and servants, avuo
get mall at that house.
"The nihil would go to the carriers
before It went to the general iellvery,
and. if a carrier missed a single letter,
he would be jerked up for It. and if he
missed too many we would get somebody
In his place.
"I want to divide the torn at the
business center and number both ways
on each street from that point, thus,
East and West King street the eveu
numbers on one side and the odd numbers
on the other side of the street
At tho beginning of each new block I
would begin with a nw series cf hundreds,
and each street would havo tho
san:e number at the same distance from
the dirlslon point without regard to
the length of the street or whcUser the
lower or Intermediate numbers appear
where a street begins away frcm the
business center, or is Interrupt! and
"This is the system now used all over
the United States, aud tho onl
one. The City Engineer wants to
oegtn at No. 1 and continue
for every 25 feet In contiguous
numeration, without regard to cross
streets; but that is all out ot flate
Mr. Flint alto spoke of Hawaiian
postal matters in general, an
that the city and Islands as well
vere accustomed to very poor Krvice,
Tho United States mail sertJce."
said he, "is an almost perfect institution,
and it takes a. large amount of
work to install it I want a postal clerk
put on between here and Sa Francisco,
so that when the mall strives
Jiere, that for the other Islands w,U be
already Backed and ready for detvery
to the Island steamers. The mail for
the railway stations would come already
separated, as would the city de
livery and general delivery.
" la that "way the mail would be
ready for distribution here within an
hour after arrival of steamers. There
will have to be a contract made with
the steamship people, but I want a
postal clerk put at once on the boats
of the Oceanic line, without waiting
for a contract
"These contracts would call for so
many trips per month and delivery In
Honolulu within so. many days, just as
the contracts read with the railways
at home. There will also be a postal
clerk on every Island steamer carrying
mail; and railway mall cars will be
ballt for use on the Oahu Railway,
with a fall complement of railway mail
"There is an assistant superintendent
of the Railway Mail Service now
here, and he Is hard at work upon .he
mall routes. Contracts must be made
with the railway and with the Island
steamship companies similar to those
above outlined. There is not a single
contract for mail service now in existence
here. I believe all the Island
steamers get now Is free wharf privileges.
All this must be changed."
"How long will you remain here, Mr.
"I have received advices that records
are on the way for a postal Inspector
for duty In the Islands alone, but it
will nt be me; I have already asked to
be relieved. 1 do not wish 'to leave
mv happy home' for Honolulu."
"Will any other city of the Territory
be entitled to free delivery?"
"Hllo Is close to It Her postal receipts
last year were something over
$9,000; but the law requires that .an
office must take in $10,000 to entitle It
to free delivery. The postmaster at
Hllo gets a raise, though. He will draw
$2,100 a year from the United States,
which is an Increase of several hundred
A POLICE OFFICER.
Punchbowl Rowdies Terrorize the
Neighborhood Near Lish-
A gang of about 40 Portuguese boys
havo of late made their presence felt
In the vicinity of Llshnian's quarry on
So bold have they become that small
children and Japanese and Chinese
havo become afraid to pass along
street within a 6tone's throw of
the rendezvous ot the hoodlums. Every
day they congregate, and when not
engaged In dice playing or tossing
nlcitlcs, they amuse themselves by pelting
pedestrians with rocks. Several
Japanese and Chinese stores near by
have been almost completely wrecked
by the showers of stones that at times
fall on them.
A Japanese was so badly Injured by
a stone thrown that he Is now unable
to walk. Several children have been
stopped on their way to school and
relieved of their lunches; and a little
son of Police Captain Holl was hit on
the head with a stone, and a bag of
sugar he was carrying home was taken
Hearing of the riotous times, Officer
Frank Ferreira was last night dispatched
to hunt up some of the offenders,
and he succeeded in capturing live.
He was on his way to the station with
his men when he was jumped by a
crowd of the countrymen of the prisoners,
and, while some of these held
him, others pummeled him until his
face was badly swollen. He managed
to break away from his captors and
ran to the police station, where the
matter was reported.
Several arrests will be made to-day,
as the officer attacked knows his assailants.
It Is a common thing In that
neighborhood for officers in the execution
of their duty to be mobbed, just
as Ferreira was last night; and an effort
will be made to make the hill
tribes more amenable to the law in
future than they have been In the past
The need of more police In the district
Is greatly felt Fights and disturbances
are of frequent occurrence
on Punchbowl, and. generally, before
police aid arrives the disturbances are
quelled by the decent residents.
LORD WOLSELEY TIRED
OF BEING SNTJBBED.
LONDON, .Tune 11. Open rupture
has at last followed the long-latent
quarrel between Field Marshal Lord
Wolseley, Commander-in-Chief of the
British army, and the Marquis of
Secretary of State for War, over
what the Field Marshal characterizes
as persistent snubbing of him in his
oilicial position since the beginning of
the Boer war.
Wolseley U credited with having
notified Premier Salisbury to-day that,
but for exigencies of the war, he would
resign his position as
and place the whole cause of the
quarrel between Ms department and
the War Secretary before the country.
Salisbury is using the utmost arts of
his diplomacy to smooth over the rupture,
but the House of Lords and the
service clubs are ringing with excited
talk of revelations ot War Department
secrets that will "wake uptb? nation.
The Field Marshal ha been persistent
ly ignored by the War Office through
out the campaign, as it is Known mat
he has -vigorously protested repeatedly
at orders being sent direct to Lord
Boberts without submission to him,
and reports'from the froutoing direct
to the War Office instead of to him.
The members ofHealaai Boat Club
gave a daace in their club rooms last
RED HOT THOUGH
Yesterday the Mercury
JUNE'S RECORD SMASHED.
THE RAINFALL FOR THE
MONTH WAY BELOW
Interesting Theory Advanced by
Professor Curtis J. Lyons for
the Heat and Absence
"Phew! Ain't it hot?"
The large man in white ducking suit
and negligee shirt tipped hls.Panama
head-gearing back, wiped his perspiring
forehead with a red bandanna, and
in reply to what he was going to have,
"Oh, give me anything, but put
plenty of ice In It!"
This incident expressed the condition
of things In Honolulu yesterday, for
everybody felt the heat There was a
big run on the soft-drink factories.
People tried to keep cool, but their of-forts
were futile. All animate and inanimate
things felt the heat Toward
evening a cool breeze sprang up, and
all felt better." '
Yesterday was the hottest day ever
experienced In Honolulu in the month
of June. The thermometer registered
88 degrees in the shade, and the dew-point
was C8 degrees.
Curtis J. Lyons, director of the
Weather Bureau, in speaking about the
hot weather to a Republican reporter,
"Thus far the present month of June
is the warmest on record. The usual
average for the month Is 76 degrees.
The present month's average is 7S de-degrees.
A degree on the monthly average
makes a great difference, and
particularly in this country.
"During the last two weeks there
were only two days when the thermometer
failed to register SO degrees.
Thursday the thermometer marked 86
degrees, and to-day 88. About once a
year In Honolulu the thermometer registers
SS degrees, but this Is the first
time It has reached that figure in June.
Our hottest weather is usually recorded
In July, August and September.
"Ircbably scire will elajm that their
tbsrnomct.is registered to-day higher
'han S degre s. But I think if such
a re&is .ration were maile the thermometers
were improperly placed. A
properly placed should be In
tha fice air. free from direct heat, free
leeflcttd heat and free from
"taulated heat accumulated heat is un
der a hot roof, for instance.
"Many contend that it is cooler out
here in Punahou than it is In town.
This Is not correct For several years
Dr. McKibbln kept a diary of his thermometer,
and it didn't vary half a
degree from mine. His office at the
time was across the street from the
Central Union Church.
"What causes-heat to be oppressive
Is the dew point, which Indicates the
amount of moisture In the atmosphere.
To-day It was 6S degres. If below 61
the heat will not be offensive. The
high moisture makes the heat felt
"One cause for the Intense heat during
the last few days was the rarity of
the northerly air, which seems to let
the heat through. But this northerly
air or northerly current acts differently
In different localities; for instance,
the abundant rains at Hamakua, Hawaii,
In May were caused by the northerly
wind and that same wind made
the sun hotter here."
"Professor, what about the rainfall
for the present month?" was asked.
"Thus far during the present month
only thirty hundredths of an Inch have
fallen. The nominal amount of rain
for June for the last IS years is on an
average of 1.60. The rainall, however,
varies much in this district"
"Do you attribute the present hot
weather to the absence of rain?" was
"Tho same causes may have produced
the hot weather and the absence cf
rain," was the startling answer.
"What causes?" asked the reporter.
"It is hard to name the causes.
They, after all, are tneorles The dry
weather and heat here may be owing
to the same causes that have produced
the famine in India, Owing to the unusually
intense heat at the equator a
north wind may have been generated
which has materially affected us."
DISEASE AND FAMINE
IN STRICKEN INDIA.
Scenes of Suffering- That Defy Description
An American Tells
What He Saw.
A telegram from Bombay, dated June
Louis Klopsch of New York, publisher
of the Christian Herald, who arrived
here May 14 aad started at osce on a
tour of the district,
has returacd after trarellng through
the inoet sorely smitten porUoes of
Bombay presidency, iacladias Gujerat
and Barold&t Re makes the following
stateiaeat of ais obserratioas:
"Everywhere XMset the most shocking
aad revoltiag, sceaei. 'The famine
camps bare been sweptby choleri.aBd
smallpox. FBfitlTes, aaatteriai; ia all
directions ad atrkJMM ia ttcfctwflre
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found dying In the fields and roadside
ditches. The numbers at one relief station
were Increasing at the rate of 19,-000
per day. At Godrha there were COtM
deaths from cholera within four days,
and at Dobad 2500 In the same period.
The hospital death rate at Godrha and
Dobad was 90 per cent
"The condition of the stricken simply
beggars description. Air and water
were impregnated with an intolerable
stench of corpses. At Ahmedabad the
death rate in the poorhouse was 10 per
cent Every day I saw new patients
placed face to face with corpses. In
every fourth cot there was a corpse.
fine tnermometer read llo degrees In
the shade. Millions of files hovered
around the uncleaned dysentery patients.
"I visited the smallpox and cholera
wards at Viragam. All the patients
were lying on the ground, there being
no cots. Otherwise their condition was
fair. I can fully verify the reports that
vultures, dogs and jackals are devouring
the dead. Dogs have been seen
running about with children's limbs in
"The government is doing Its best,
but the native officials are hopelessly
and heartlessly inefficient zjetween
the famine, the plague and the cholera.
the condition of Bombay presidency is
now worse than it has been at any previous
period in the nineteenth century-Whole
families have been blotted out
The spirit of the people Is broken, and
there may be something s worse to
come when the monsoon breaks."
THE EPWORTH LEAGUE.
Entertainment Given at Seaman's
Club Last Night.
The Epworth League of the Methodist
Church gave an entertainment at
the Seamans' Club, corner of Nuuanu
and Queen streets, last evening. Thero
was a large attendance of seamen. The
following programme was rendered:
There were vocal solos by Miss Alberta
Chamberlin, Miss Bimrose, Mrs,
Hilts and Prof. W. H. Hilts.
Mr. A. Gent and Geo. Berg sailors
gave an exhibition of boxing blindfolded;
and A. F. Benu, G. T. Lee and
S. M. Smith furnished guitar and banjo
These entertainments are very much
enjoyed by the sailors. .
ENGLAND IS VEXED
WITH THE UNITED STATES.
LONDON, Juno 11-The Times, in
an editorial on tlje Chinese situation,
"TheTJ.iiled States Governmental-ready
in tho throe3 of a political election,
seems rather inclined to sit on the
fence as lo;:r as it can and appears to
be more aLxious to define its attitude
in nicely balanced phrases than to act
with vigor and promptitude. But whatever
its hesitation may be, It can certainly
have no desire tq hamper the
action of other powers less embarrassed
by pre-occupations at home, and it is
not likely to compromise its position
in the Far East by holding aloof when
decisive measures are undertaken."
Advocating joint action by England
and EnssLi, the Times says:
'Tt is in fact to the effective and cordial
co-operation of England and Russia
that wo must look for speedy relief
from tho present anxieties. It Is evident
that the other powers Interested
are quite prepared to take part in any
common and concerted action, and
although some may be less eager than
others, the spectacle of England and
Bussia agreeing to act together and resolved
to act vigorously would do more
than anything else to briug them all
BEDS FOR NEW WARSHIPS.
Secretary Long Starts on the Work
of Developing the New Navy.
WASHINGTON, June 10. Plans will
be immediately perfected by the Navy
Department for carrying out the largest
programme of ship building yet
undertaken in the development of the
new navy. The preliminary step in that
direction is to be the issue of a circular
letter to-morrow to ship-yards asking
for the submission of bids for the construction
of three battleships authorized
by the Act of March, 1809; also
three armored cruisers and
cruisers, the latter having been contracted
Iast year's programme of increase,
with that contained in the naval bill
passed this week, provides for five
battleships, six armored cruisers, six
protected cruisers and three cruisers
of the Olympia type, all of which are
yet to be designed, except three battleships
anithe smaller cruisers.
Better Cattle for Japan.
San Prancisco, June 10. Japan 'is
seeking American andJEuropeau cattle
to introduce among native herds and
improve the general stock on thelsl
ands. Four Japanese government offi
cials especially commissioned to select
and purchase ae stock Jwrearmed
here. They will inspect tee herds of
this tate before going east and
They propose to get 'the best
grades of breeding stoekjtoowiu
Apieaent evening at home was held
at the residence of Krs. Atanader
Yooag aT her WaikiH wdce ,laei
sight. KanfeBS.gMaTO pnmt
and Auiaing VWlKDt np MU
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Extra Legislative Session
m. SMITH GIVES VIEWS.
PARDON FOR H. E. VINCENT,
COMMUTATION LIKELY IN
List of Bond Holders Sent to Washington
New Heservoirs to
be Built by Day
Governor Dole . held an executive
meeting yesterday morning at 10
o'clock. There were present Governor
Dole, Attorney-General E. P. Dole,
Secretary H. E. Cooper, Superintendent
of Public "Works J. A. McCandless
Commissioner of Lands J. F. Brown
and Superintendent of Public Instruction
A. T. Atkinson. During the latter
part of the session W. O. Smith was
present and took part in the discussions,
especially in that relating to a
special Session of the Legislature.
Secretary H. E. Cooper brought up
the matter of tho payment of the
Postal Savings depositors and stated
that he was sending to the authorities
at Washington certificates setting
forth the amount which each person
has on deposit,
A petition was received from H. E.
Vincent, now in Oahu prison, asking
that a pardon be granted him. The request
was discussed and a favorable
recommendation made thereon,
oecretary H. E. Cooper stated that
he had already forwarded to Washington
a complete list of the bonds and
bondholders In the Hawaiian Islands.
The announcement was also made
that the Superintendent of Public
Works had determined to have the
new reservoir at Kallhl built by day
labor, Instead of by contract A similar
announcement was made regarding
the reservoir lately ordered constructed
at Diamond Head. No statement
was given out by the secretary
of the meeting for the sudden change
In the method of construction of public
Th"e case of Ihara, the Japanese sentenced
to death for murder at Kahuu,
was brought up and discussed. The
question was raised as to the technical
right of Governor Dole to commute the
sentence of Ihara, and tne matter went
no further than the entry of a formal
suggestion by the Governor that the
sentence be commuted and Ihara be
imprisoned for life.
The question of an extra session of
the Legislature was brought up and
discussed. The general Interest felt In
the proposed extra session has been
evident ever since the passage of the
Territorial bill; and there has been
much speculation on the probable attitude
of the new Governor and his advisers.
W. O. Smith, shortly after his return
from Washington, expressed himself
strongly, through the columns of a local
paper, in favor of an extra session.
He pointed out that the urgent demands
therefor had been provided for
by amendments to the bill by himself
and Judge Hartwell while in Washington.
The views expressed by Mr. Smith
at that time called the attention of the
public to the Importance of a special
session of the Legislature, and received
mucn favorable comment
It is learned from unofficial sources
that Mr. Smith's presence at the executive
meeting yesterday morning was
that his views upon an extra session
could be heard and his advice considered.
The public has not as yet, been favored
with the details of the discussion
which took place on the proposed
extra session, and the only official information
given to The Republican
representative was "that the" executive
meeting was not in favor of such
a session." Further questioning
brought out that "the main reason
against an extra session was that
things were" not yet in running order.
No special reason was expressed during
the discussion against a special session."
The executive meeting determined
that, hereafter, the title ot "Executive
Council" should be changed to "Executive
Meeting," and notice of the change
was given the members of the press
One of the Items discussed by the
meeting was the purchasing of a large
quantity of lumber for the repair and
extension of wharves.
But English at Shanghai Fear the
Muscovite Is Playutg a
LONDON. June 12. It has been arranged
that the British
Sir Edward Seymour, is to have command
of the British troop in China,
with the ranking Russian general as
his chief of staff. It Is said that Lord
Salisoary has received, the most positive
assurances from St Petersburg
that Rassia intends to act ia the interest
oC all the power la her operattaas
In Cslaa. and that a similar aaaaraace
has been given by tie
nmmjK nj i"a y x
The correspondent, at
Shanghai and other treaty ports, throw !
side lights upon the situation. Accord- j
ing to one dispatch from It
Is understood there that the foreign
ministers will Insist as soon as fresh f
bayonets arrive at Peking, upon the
removal of the anti-foreign advisers of
the Dowager Empress, and upon the
substitution for them of councillors
friendly to Western civilization
The English at Shanghai are afraid
Urn Great Britain has been deceived
aad that the whole business will have
to be gone through again. Russia's
alms, they argue, are not understood,
and Russia and France are apparently
not working in the same spirit as the
other powers. Five thousand Russians
are ready to land at Taku.
A telegram from Yokohama, dated
Tuesday evening, says that the Japanese
Government has ordered four
more warships to proceed to Taku and
4000 men of all arms are under orders
to be In Immediate readiness for embarkation.
The dispatch says the
Government "trusts the powers
will not misconstrue this action."
The Japanese press Is urging vigorous
methods. The Shanghai correspondent
of the Times, telegraphing Tuesday,
'The Japanese Minister is pressing
for recognition of a Japanese sphere of j
influence, to include the provinces of j
Che-Kiang. Fo-Klen and Kiang-St
The Hongkong correspondent of the
Times, wiring yesterday, says: "The
Admiralty have engaged a transport to
tike 900 troops to Taku. The sailing
date has not been fixed."
The only bit of information which
the British War Office has made public
regarding the situation since It became
important was the admission yesterday
that the summer residence of the
British Minister in Peking. Sir Claude
McDonald, has been burned.
Considerable contracts for the Chinese
have been placed with the Birmingham
. arms factories, though
whether for the Chinese Government
or for the Boxers is not disclosed.
Insurance rates for have
been raised 5s per 100,
What Authorities Say About it
Former Attempts and Their
How some of the houses of Honolulu
got their numbers is a sort of Spynx
riddle which "the oldest inhabitant"
seems Incapable of answering.
W. E. Rowell, Assistant Superintendent
of Public Works, says: "There Is
no law for the numbering of streets.
There has been no law, as far as I
know. I want the Executive to decide
on some plan and have It done as
speedily .as possible, so as to facilitate
mail delivery. I am of the.ppinion wa
will not get mail delivery until this la
That veteran "encyclopedia of general
information," Dr. C. T. Rodgers.
secretary of the Board of Education,
said: "Do you know the genealogy of
Topsy? She had no ma, no pa; sho
just growed. That Is the way with the
house numbers. Once In a while a man
would go around and get up a city directory
and attempt to earn an honest
penny by asking people If they did
not want their houses numbered. Then
would come a bill for 25 cents or $1.
"Most every director" man would try
to earn an honest penny, and the result
was contusion. When I was secretary
of the Provisional Council, It
seems to me, some action was taken
about ordering a numbering of the
streets, but I would not be certain."
In Finney's Director' of ISaG appears
the statement that arrangements have
been made for the official numbering
of the city, the streets to divide on
Nuuanu street, those west of Nuuanu
to be called "West King." "West
School," etc.; but those east to be
called simply "King." "School." etc
Those running mauka and makai to
be numbered from the water-front
mauka; odd numbers on .atklki and
makal sides of streets.
The street signs put up last year by
the Bureau of Public Works, however,
are marked "South King," etc., instead
of "King" or "East King." Why this
was uone it was not pissible to ascertain
Czech Deputies Seep Up Terrible
Din During an AH-Night
VIENNA, June 9. The President of
the Helchsrath. Dr. von Fuchs, has Just
closed an all-night session. In which
for eight hours pandemonium reigned
and nothing was accomplished beyond
paving the easy way to a duel or two.
The disturbance began at 6:20 o'clock
last (Friday) evening. The Czech deputies,
fearing that the defection of their
former allies would result In a united
effort to crush their obstruction, came
capped to fight Some brought sticks
and stove pokers from home; others!
Invaded the kitchen of the house and
carried off saucepan lids, tin trays
dustpans and brooms, with which they
hammered on their desk tops, varying
the lively monotony with whistles, cat
calls and blowing of tin trumpets.
For eight mortal hours the President
and the Ministers stolidly looked on
and listened. The few deputies of the
left and ceater who remained in the
noose made no attempt at
and the majority of them, spent
the time in the restaurant of the house.
With all the uproar of the evening,
only one fight occurred. A German
deputy attempted to seize 3 Czech's tin
tray, and received a blow la the face.
A duel will probably follow. The
Czechs are sow pursuing similar tactics
to those adopted by the Germans
At 2 o'clock this morning President
von Fuchs closed theseasion thkh
necessitates the Teorganiaatknvrjf the
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REPUBLICANS SHOULD W.
BUT THEY MUST NOT TAKE"
ANT CHANCES IN
Predicts that Warfar of
tion and Misrepresentation
Will bo Waged by
WASHINGTON. June 13. Senator
Chandler of New Hampshire, who
agrees with the administration upon
nearly everything. Is called a good Re-
publican and Is In line with the party
pretty nearly all around except upon
bimetallism,' believes McKinley will
have a rocky road to travel to victory
this falL In an interview to-day Senator
Chandler first went over all the
reasons why Republicans should win
prosperity, sound money and the entire
list Then he came down to why they
may not win. and expressed himself
"Wo have got to meet a campaign of
cavil and fault-finding, and a campaign
of this sort Is sometimes victorious.
We must meet the general outcry
against trusts. People are jealous of
toe money power. Strikes will take
place and labor organizations will go
against us. There 13 a truism In poll-tics
which we -must not forget It la
that the party In power always suffers.
That Is worth remembering. I said the
argument In the matter of expansion
was with us. That's true. It Is also
truo that wo have got to meet misrepresentations
on that score, which,
spoken very loudly and with apparent
foundation, may hurt us. People are
going to ask what Is the difference between
the Boers, struggling for their
liberty, and the Filipinos, seeking Independence.
If there should happen to be
a good deal of killing In the Philippines
during next September and October,
we are going to suffer.
"Yes," said Mr. Chandler, reflectively,
"there may be no ground for it or
logic In it, but the outcry against Imperialism
will beaeard Just the same.
It will hurt us.
"We are handicapped at home," he
went on, "by the fact tha the South. Is
solid' against us. It throws over 100
electoral votes to the opposition, although
40 of those votes are based
upon a negro population uiat doesn't
vote. Why, it Is the same problem now
that I studied when I was a boy 20
years old. and was wondering how to
figure on the chances of Fremont's
election. It was the question then, as
to-day, whether the North could be sufficiently
united to overcome the Bolid
South the South which could always
win If It could only carry a few Northern
votes with It We must carry all
the great Northern and Western States
to overcome the handicap of the Southern
"That being the case, suppose the
war news next fall is not good, or that
there are labor troubles, or that prosperity
is threatened. What then? Illinois,
Indiana, even New York, would
slip away from us. It is barely possible
we may lose V. ese States, even
without a succeslon of untoward
events. In that evnt we would lose
the election. Isn't it enough to make
us careful, to keep us from becoming
over-confident? I iHnk so.
"We will be hurt by charges of
extravagance and corruption. Cf
course, there Is no 1 jglc In the outcry,
for, as the Government grows, expenses
naturally Increase, rnd there has not
been any more stealing than is sure to
happen under cxtsaorrifnary
stances, but the peo!e will not atop'to
reason. The next point is tho
charge that the p?r?y is bound In
chains by the money rower and that its
reins are held by the millionaires. The
third thing s the great loss In the Philippines,
al' hough tre must remember
that expansion has Its attractive as
well as Its repulsive side."
The following have qnalifled
for service: W. M. Hrahim, P. H. Brunette.
Edmund H. Hart, George Man-son.
David A. Dowset. John M. Kea,
N.Fernandez, J.M. Mnsarrat, F.M.
Brooks, Lorrin Andrews. Henry Holmes.
J. H- Barenaha. Peterson, C. D-Chase,
R. C. A. Peterson. Eleanor W.
Davis, A. A- Wilder and William A.
TheBuena Vista hospital
ing taken down and removed piece
meal to the Seaborn Luce premises on
Wyllie street, whkh were lately leaded
for that purpose, The present site of
the hospital on Nuuanu street has
been purchased by Mr. F. A. Suhaefer.
The H&makna Japanese strikers have
sent men here to Interview the Japan
ese Consul regarding the labor
troubles. The Consul is now on Kauai
having left for the Garden Isle on
Thursday. The representatives will
await his return-Charlie
Mahoe a wharf baud at work
discharging the bark Reaper waa
caught by the falLrope of a coal bucket
and lifted into the air about twelve
feet from that height he fell to the deck
and received several cuts and brakes.
About 1:30 p. m. yesterday aa alarm
of Are whs turned in for a blase in a
sbaaty hvtbe rear of the Queen's
The blaze was extingabed before
tfce department arrived.