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YOLTJffE I, NO. 11 HONOLULILIL 'X, TUBSDaY, JUNE 26, 1900 PRICE FIVE GESTS
Sanitary Interests of
." the City to be Well
WORK NOW K PROGKESS.
CITY SCHOOLHOTJSES TO
A THOROUGH OVERHAULING.
Plumbers Must Pass Examinations
and Take Out Licenses
Among the several new features recently
Introduced by the Government
none Is more Important than that of
Plumbing Inspector. On May 9 of the
present year J. C. Duffy was appointed
to the position by the Board of Health,
and went actively and aggressively to
work to remedy many evils of the past
In what should be called sanitary
plumbing, but which, owing to Its slovenly
performance, doesn't merit that
Yesterday afternoon .Mr. Duffy was
seen by a Republican reporter at bis
office in the Board of Health rooms.
He was immersed In a pile of papers.
"I am trying," said he, "to perfect
our new arrangements arrangements
which, when completed, will greatly
simplify the labors of the department
(and materially advance the health of
jthe entire community. When our plans
are formulated and executed a complete
record of every plumbing job in
the city will be on file In this office.
This is carrying out the plans adopted
by the Boards of Health of New York,
San Francisco and other Amerioan
"We Bhall demand of plumbers drawings
of their work and not only the
name of the contractor will be on file,
but tho name of the supervising mechanic
Plans for plumbing must be
first submitted to this department and
approved. A failure to perform the
work according to the system inaugurated
by tho board will cause much
trouble to the contractor and may jeopardize
his license. It is our Intention
to submit all persons applying for a
license to an examination regarding
their mechanical ability, and those failing
to pass such an examination will
not be given a license."
"How about the general condition of
plumbing In the city?"
"It is very bad. Tho work has been
done poorly. The so-called Japanese
and Chinese plumbers haven't the first
conception of how the work should be
done. Everything that they do is upside
down. Why, they don't even know
how to wlpct a joint
"After I have perfected the now regulations
I shall make a thorough inspection'
of all the schoolhouses In the city.
Nothing, in my judgment. Is bo conducive
to the health of children as
proper sanitary plumbing in the school
houses. By the time the pupils resume
their studies, after vacation, I hope to
have every school house in first-class
"I think, In fact know, that after
Honolulu "has adopted a thorough system
of sanitary plumbing the monthly
mortuary reports will show a surprising
decrease in the number of deaths.
"In my inspection of the school
houses the least defective plumbing
thnt I find will be Immediately rectified.
"Our new regulations provide that in
all plumbing grease traps shall be put
in. These traps catch all the grease
and prevents It from entering the sewers,
which. If permitted, soon clogs up
the pipes, doing serious harm."
Wm. BECKPS SAD STORY.
1. At Deep Water Sailor without Xonoy
A Btory with a sad lining was revealed
Saturday la the case of Wm, Beck,
lata a silor on board the ship Ersklne
M. Phelps, which reached this port
from Manila on June 14th in ballast
Beck shipped at the Philippine port
for the voyage to Honolulu. A few
days out he was taken with dysentery
aadlncapacitaled from work. To add to
his affliction he was seized with malaria
A week ago last Saturday Beck was
sent to the Queen's Hospital, where he
was very kindly permitted to remain
until last Saturday he being without
money. During that afternoon Beck
greatly debilitated was taken to the
ofllce of H. Hackfeld & Co, where
much kindness was shown him.
SMOKERS ART, PINED.
, M,: Offer to Bribe Arresting Officers He-fused
and the Culprit
The police are makiag it hot for the
opium smokers. Nearly every sight
raids are made, sad the officers are seldom
nanuoceofifuL Laet Saturday sight
two raids were made one by Depnty
- Mrtl Cfcllllagsworth and OAcer
Hanrahan, aad the other by Captain,
HoH and Captain Ojwaalwith posse.
The deputy Marshal raided a joist at
the rice mill, owned by Wiag On Tai,
at Iwllel. and captured an outfit and
two smokers. A bond is the sum of
$Sdd was furnished by Wis On Tal.
and the men were not locked up.
The two captains made a raid on the
house of the keeper of the Chinese
cemetery up Fanoa, and they corralled
five smokers and two outfits, besides a
quantity of the drug. Ah Far, who kept
the joint Ja the cemetery, offered the
officers $40 if they would let him and
his companions go. The keeper's house
in the Chinese cemetery has been under
suspicion as an opium den for a
long time, but not until Saturday was
a raid attempted. The men were in
the Police Court-yesterday morning. Ah
Far, who offered to give the officers
the money, plead guilty and was fined
$50. The cases against the other cemetery
smokers was nolle pressed.
Chan Chu and Ah You, the two men
caught hitting the pipe at the rice mil!,
got off with a fine of $25 apiece. That
is, one of them plead guilty and was
fined' $50. The case against the other
was nolle pressed. They divided the
fine and costs and left the courtroom
The Orpheum had a good-sized audience
last night, and everyone present
seemed to enjoy the many funny things
in "The Girl from Paris." One notice-
aoie leaiure aoout me nouse was inei
well-filled gallery. This was no doubt
brought about by the reduction in price
to $25 cents. The management has decided
to reduce the price of seats in
other portions of the house, and, beginning
with to-night's performance,
tho price of parquet seats will be 75
cents and dress circle 50 cents. This is
a very low price of admission for so
good an entertainment, and crowded
houses will no doubt prevail at the Orpheum
from now on.
On Sunday evening tho 1900 class of
Oahu College heard the baccalaureate
sermon at the Central Union Church.
Tho sermon was by Eov.
Subject: "Loyalty to Conviction."
HOUSES TO. BE NUMBERED
.COUNCIL MEETING ACTS ON Kc
An Extra Session of the Legislature
Slay bo Hold Aft or Regular
A most important decision was
reached in the council meeting yesterday
regarding the numbering
"streets preparatory to the establishment
of tho long-expected mail delivery
in Honolulu. The question was
brought before the council meeting by
Superintendent of Public Works Mc-Candless,
who explained the various
systems in vogue in the cities on the
mainland, expressing himself strongly
in favor of that known as the Philadelphia
system, under which the blocks
arc numbered from 1 to 100. odd numbers
on one side and even numbers on
the other. Before the council meeting
Superintendent McCandless held a conference
with Postofllce Inspector Flint,
as intimated in Sunday's Republican.
The members of the council, after
carefully going over the matter, authorized
Superintendent McCandless to
call upon the Survey Department to
take immediate steps to divide the city
of Honolulu and number the lots according
to the Philadelphia plan.
No action has yet been taken by the
council in reference to calling an extra
session of the Legislature. Messrs. F.
M. Hatch, A. G. M. Robertson and Dr.
C. B. Wood were called In consultation.
The discussion -was long and lasted,
outside of the "house-numbering"
matter, practically the remainder uf
the session. The consensus of opinion
was that It would not be advisaDle to
order a special election for the purpose
of holding an extra session at once; but
that an extra session could oe called, if
necessary, immediately after the regular
election. This "would meet all needs
and greatly reduce the expense. Governor
Dole, it was learned, also took
this view of tho matter. It is likely tne
question will come up for further discussion
at a future meeting, when a
finai decision may be announced.
iir. Theo F. Lansing, who only
learned of his appointment as Treas
urer after his return to town from Wai-
ahole yesterday morning, appeared and
qualified an hour before the council
Some discussion was held about, the
colUsslon of the transport Sherman
with tho Pacific Mall wharf some time
ago, but no conclusion was reached.
New Officer Chosan For the Benevolent
Union The Cemetery
The Catholic Benevolent Union of
Hawaii held an Interesting session last
night, at which the following officers
President, 3, F. Eckardt:. first
M. A Gonsalves; second
vice-president, James Elylett; recording
secretary, L. Pw Jedleros; financial
secretary, A W. Seabury; treasurer.
Father Valentine; sergeant-at-arms,
In addition, the following Board of
Directors was chosen: F. C Betters, J.
Pw Santos, Benjamin Guerrero. A. E.
Murphy, J. A Hughes, Julius Aschaad,
A S. Nasclmento,
rter the- routine work the society
adjourned and the 49 young men present
resolved themselves into an, informal
meeting to discuss the cemetery
proposition. The. order of the Govern
ment putting the cemeteries under the
ban September 1,1990, is liable to work
a hardship, on the Catholics, who are.
prohibited by church'law from, using a
creaatory. NocoBchisio& "was arrived,
at, although several plans; were
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has stY9Bue &TOient union ?&,
in Ktribution to th boot. , : &
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IS A TERRITORY.
If Promises to be
FUN AND HRE GALORE.
SPELL - BIHDING ELOaTJEHCB
PROMISED FROM NEW
G. W.- Smith, Against His Wishes,
2Cade Chairman of the Committee
Honolulu Is to have a Fourth cf
Julr celebration, consisting of a salute
In the morning, parade, literary
exercises, aquatic sports, field sports
and fireworks and red fire galore in
the evening. This program was practically
decided upon last night at a
meeting of American citizens held in
the drill shed.
The meeting was called to order by
G. W. Smith. He said that it was customary
to hold such a meeting prior
to the Fourth. Since the last meeting
to make preparations for the celebration
Hawaii has become a Territory of
the United States. Hawallans, Hawaiian-born
and Americans should be recognized
in the making of the program.
For years he had served as chairman
of the committee, and he should most
respectfully and firmly decline to serve
in the capacity again.
As Mr. Smith concluded his remarks
T. McCants Stewart was on his feet
Recently there had been drafts on the
pently there had been drafts on the
public of absorbing Interest. It was
proper that the Fourth of July should
be fittingly and becomingly celebrated.
"We need," said he, "the energy and
experience of our old chairman."
He was reminded of an incident in
the life of General Grant Mrs. Grant
received a telegram containing, as was
ascertained subsequently, important
news. She opened the telegram, and
after reading remarked with flushed
face: "They haye given us back our
old commander." Congress had made
her Iwsband1 a genef 5H '""
"We want" said Mr. Stewart, "our
old commander back. We want Mr.
Smith to act as chairman of this committee."
Mr. Stewart moved that Mr. Smith
be elected chairman. There were many
seconds, and the motion was carried
Mr. Smith neatly thanked the meeting
for the honor conferred upon him.
As he left his house he baa informed
his family that under no conditions
would he accept the position. He was
in a perplexing situation, and he knew
no way out of the difficulty except to
take Mr. Stewart with him when he
returned home. There had been much
call on his time as a member of the
Board of Health, and recently politics
had engrossed somewhat his attention.
He thought recognition should be
shown to former Hawaiian citizens.
On motion of Senator J. A.
Clarence Crabbe was elected Secretary
of the committee.
Mr. Smith stated that there were f 975
left over from last year. This announcement
was greeted with applause.
Last year they had had a parade, literary
exercises and fireworks. This year
he had been approached by a yachtsman,
who favored yacht and rowing
On motion, the chairman and secretary
were made members of
the committee to comprise 21 members;
the committee to be appointed by
tne chairman to arrange a program and
appoint sub-committees for the various
Mr. Stewart desired to make a suggestion
to the Literary Committee. He
thought that short addresses on several
subjects would be the right, thing. The
subjects that he proposed were: "The
Jar We Celebrate," "American
"Three American Heroes
Washington, Lincoln and Grant"
There were so many people studying
new conditions here that in his judgment
this would be a good Idea. At
another celebration the civil characters
might be taken up say Webster, Clay
Senator McCandless understood that
several of the Federal officers were eloquent
speakers. Judge Estee was an
able and eloquent man, and he (the
speaker) understood that the District
Attorney was famed for 'eloquence.
They would be only too giad to participate
in the exercises. He conveyed
this in the form of a suggestion to the
On motion of Ed Towse it was made
the sense of the meeting that the exercises,
should consist of a salute in the
morning, parade, literary exercises,
aquatic-sports, leld sports and fire-.
works in, the evening.'
'Mr. Towse mentioned the giving of a
ball,3 hut Senator McCandless thought
it would Tee diflcnlt on account of
funds. The ball matter mtgut he decided
upon after a canvass lor funds
was feade. ,
The meeting adjourned. Subsequently
Chairman Smith appointed the following,
committee of 2T
G. W. Smith and. C. L. Crasfee.
Wm. O. Smith, tremrer; T;,
MaCantr Stewart, J. J. Keller, W. &.-SmltivW:
It Facringloa, . S. GUI, C,
J. McCarthy." JTray Taylor. G. W. JL
King. F. Tx Hoogs, Ed Towse, Geo. F.
Jones, W G. Ashler, Mk.
3E.Qwmsii,;J. H. Flaeer. A Brawn.
GeorteiStratemeyer, W. J. Cotlho;Vc.
A'Graham. J. K. Brown, .or 'Sane.
YiawlM.T.lfsQutfr Btcwartf W A.'
Smith, . SrtfmL Hoogs. Ed
Towse, Wfiy.Tirlef ad C. A Grahaao.
. Smith, A Brown and
J". H. FIahef
Decoration George C Stratemeyer.
G.,W. R. King. J. J. KeBey.
Parade J. W- JomsCJ: McCarthy
and T. B. if array.
Salutes Major Ennes, George Mc-Leod
and Colonel J. W. Jones.
Sports C J. McCarthy, W. George
Ashley, Ed Towse and M. E.
AT THZ EXECUTIVK'BULLDING.
Officers of Transport Thomas Chat
With. Governor Sole.
Yesterday morning shortly after S
o'clock Major Charles A Williams of
the Seventeenth United States Infantry,
and Captain Charles G. Sawtelle,
Jr., U. S. A T. Thomas and U. S. V.,
called on Governor Dole at his rooms
in- the Executive building. Halt an
hour or more was spent in pleasant
conversation. Both, gentlemen expressed
themselves as delighted. If not
surprised, at the development and ad
vancement of Uncle Sam s first outpost
In the Pacific o
AN AST LEAGUE
A Host Excellent Program Enjoyed
by a Large and Fashionable
There was a large and fashionable
audience at the Kilohana Art League
muslcale, given at the league's hall in
the Model block last night
Every number on the'program was
entertaining and highly enjoyable.
Miss Maud Kenney's violin solo was
a rare treat to all lovers of that instrument
Mrs. Tenny and Miss Castle's duet
was rendered with skill, showing fine
technique and exhibiting much feeling.
Mr. H". M. touched the
heart of his hearers, as he always does.
He responded to an encore.
Mr. Paul Isenberg sang with feeling
and responded to an encore.
Miss Tucker's class from. the
school performed very creditably,
Bhowlng nne training.
Mrs. Mott-Smith and Miss Hyde
played well, and were heartily applauded.
The muslcale was without doubt the
best yet given by the league.
MADE A DEPUTY.
Selected by ttows General Dolo
as an Aid Well CKnown
Yesterday morning Attorney-General
E. P. Dole appointed Lloyd M. Robbins
to be a deputy In his office.
Mr. Robbins is a member of one bf
the best-known and respected families
in California. His father, R. D. Rob-bins,
resides at Sulsun, Solano county,
and is one of the largest growers and
shippers of fruit in that State. He is
prominent in the Republican party of
the State, having attended three
conventions as a delegate from
the Third Congressional District
those of 1888, 1894 and 1900.
The new deputy is a graduate of the
University of California, class of 1897.
He studied law at the Hastings Law
College and was admitted to the bar In
1898. He Is. unmarried; but Is not adverse
to being a candidate for matrimonial
Mr. Robbins Is a genial and intelligent
gentleman a young American
who will make his mark in this or any
other community. He came here on the
Gaelic, contemplating a visit to the
Orient So favorably wa3 he impressed
with Honolulu that he concluded to remain
In conversation with a Republican
reporter last night, Mr Robbins said:
"What Impressed me with Honolulu
on entering the harbor 'was the shipping.
It was so compact and there was
such a forest of masts, that I thought
that there was more shipping nere than
even In the port of San Francisco. I
am charmed with the scenic attractions
of Honoluln and heripeeple.
"The people of Honolulu: can expect
a large immigration of young men to
these shores young men from the best
of families and with some means. 1
think Honolulu has a roseate future."
Mr. Robbins will enter upon his new
duties at once. He will be a valuable
assistant In the Attorney-General's
The First Probably be
Keren skilled are boay erecting
the wkeJeas X ast oa the
Inland of Iinsi . will be SW
feet in height wfllprobably be in
positioB'wkki by the end oC
next week, whan, the first' message will
be sent from this Island to LbL It
w from K to 8 miles across the channel.
The mat atKaanaM. thwTriind,
is already erected.
W. F. retsraom has rataraed from a
trl arnnad taaworid Be has bmv
gas nearly nyaar'aad mm Twited
the FammjInss;X Jsjaa. Iadii.
Ceylai ami Stmmmra Western
rtta'rm ;ar way of. the UaKed
States. Tata m m first Uae he has
tec bean awar ;Jram;Hawaii mL
An e4d trmn4 a Cainl MacArthr
go to tak the flak atOaiaf Commli.
anry f ot ' Msmsa'a rifc . gamral's
who has am head at ta sama Mart
in New Yerfc etty for th vast
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How Work on the
System is Progressing.
COST OE CONSTRUCTION.
THE FXRST CONTRACT NEARLT.
COMPLETED BY THE
Beservoir, Pumping and Screen
Houses Population The Plant
Will Probably Accommodate.
When will the new sewer system oe
completed and ready for use? -
That is a difficult question to answer,
and involves a number of problems In
its solving. The pump and screen
houses are far from completion, and
the pumps are not here. They are
somewhere en route between here and
the East The pumps left New York
on May 1 by fast freight Since then
they have not been located.
""The new sewerage system In the
magnitude of its work and the money
to be expended is the most pretentious
municipal improvement ever made in
Honolulu or, for that matter, on the
The last Legislature appropriated
$257,000 for the work. The Executive
Council, called for meeting the emergencies
of the plague, passed an additional
appropriation of $250,000. This
sum was for the purpose of extending
the system. The entire amount of both
appropriations, $507,000, will be used In
In the latter part of last July the
contract was let for putting down the
pipes. This was known as the first contract
It comprises the district bounded
by River, Beretania, Alapai and
South streets and the ocean, including
a sewer on King street to Thomas
Square. This contract, comprising 70,-000
to 80,000 feet of pipe, "is practically
completed, with the. exception of a
main from the Fish Market to River
and King streets.
The second contract let recently, Includes
the district from the Asylum
road to Alexander street extending up
Nuuanu valley a short distance above
Jud'd street and including all gihc
streets In the Makiki district? Three
hundred "and fifty laborere are now at
work on Kspiolani, Victoria, Ernest,
Green, Thurston, Pensacola, Plkol and
F. B. Edwards, the resident engineer,
estimates that when the system Is completed
there will be 38 8-10 miles of
There are two mains to the system.
The first extends from the reservoir
along the beach road, through the Government
reservation, thence to
Richard, Queen and Fort
streets. All sewers from the reservoir
to Fort and Queen streets are of concrete.
Along Queen and River streets
the pipe is 14 to 24 inches in diameter.
The second main pipe is In South and
King streets, running toward Walkikl.
The lateral pipes are from 6 to 14
inches. The pipes are laid at a depth
of from 8 to 12 feet Every 300 feet
there Is a manhole. Much difficulty
has been encountered by the contractors
In putting down the pipes. Coral
rock, a substance almost impervious to
the pick of the workman, has been met
with, and It has been overcome only
after much labor. On a number of
streets macadam has retarded the work
and much care has been exercised by
the contractors in properly replacing it
when the pipes were laid and the excavations
Owing to the favorable location of
Honolulu, being built on rising ground
from the water-front the sewage will
have a rapid fall, accelerating it on its
way to the reservoir.
The reservoir, pumping and screen
houses are located on the beacn road,
near the Government kerosene warehouse.
The reservoir is 109 feet square and
14 feet In the clear. It Is built of solid
concreteand will receive the sewage
from the main, where it momentarily
will stop, being assisted by the pumps
on Its journey to the sea.
The pump house is 71x28 feet It contains
a coal room, boiler room, pump
room and office. The screen house is
24x16. Both these buildings are to be
constructed of native stone and will
be very handsome. The pump house
chimney will be 75 feet la height
The sewage will pass through two
screens before being taken, up by the
pumps. Substances half an inch In diameter
will be held in suspension by
There will be two pumps, each with
a pumping capacity of 4,3CKr,000 gallons
every 24 hours. In addition to the
pumps, there will be an emergency
sewer, discharged by gravity. In case
the pumps should get oat of order this
emergency sewer will be -used. The
pumping' plant is so constructed that
the sewage can be pamped directly
froja. the sewer before.it eaters the reservoir.
The outlet sewer is 24 acnes in diameter
and extends 45M feet from the
pumps iato tiw sea., Taa sewage is deposited
tax lft teat e water.
Proviatee.ha fcMB.paaa for surface
water. From Bartaea street to the
;bech a oaneraMrittaa fast wide aad
,4 feat has bean ooastrBctedl
How large a population will this sewerage
In hooding the system. Chief
Herriagton figured a population
of 80 persons to the acre in the. business
portion; in the adjacent section.,
going et ManHd atraam aad extending
as School striae. M persona, and the
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erage is proportioned to carry for that
Mr. Edwards, the resident engineer.
t figures that one mile of pipe In the resi
dent part will carry one-third of a ca-
I blc foot of sewage per second, the sys
tem thus accommodating a population
It is doubtful if the district Included
in the first contract can use the sewerage
before the 1st of September, and
the whole system will probably not be
completed before November.
Vincent & Belser have the contract
( for laying the pipe. Contractor Davis
for building the pump and screen
I houses and Wilson & Wbltehouse for
constructing the outlet sewer.
NEW MANAGES, OF SONA.
The Mill Completed and the Plantation
in Pine Condition.
F. W. McChesney, George H. Robertson
and John McCandless. who lately
returned from an inspection of the
Kona plantation, were very much
pleased with their trip.
Mr. McCchesney said yesterday thJt
the mill Is completed and running very
satlsYactorlly. There had been In the
neighborhood of 200 tons of sugar made
this year, and in December they will
begin grinding this year's crop, which
will be about 3000 tons. Rains of late
have been plentiful and the cane was
looking fine. The laborers, who gave
some little trouble, are now satisfied
and are all at work. No further trouble
H. M. Overend, who has had many
years experience on plantations and
railroads and who has the confidence
of the directors, has been placed In
charge of the plantation as manager.
Regarding the change in the agency,
Mr. McChesney said he did not think
any would be made. He had heard
some talk of It on the streets, but no
action that he knew of had been taken.
DIPLOMACY VS. BLACKSMES
TCAtTI JAPANESE DEMAND BETTJRN
OF THETR CONTRACTS.
While Awaiting- the Betnrn of Their
Emissaries to Honolulu, Blot
is Narrowly Averted.
The Japanese laborers on the Island
of Maui are having a bard time getting
accustomed to the change brought
about by the Act of Congress admitting
Hawaii as a Territory. A week
ago yesterday matters quieted down at
Hamakuapoko, and at Labaina. where
the big Pioneer mill plantation is located,
and in tho fields of the Wuiluku
Sugar Co. things have quieted .down
and the laborers are at work as usual.
Trouble has. so far been averted at
Eihei, by the prompt action of Manager
Pogue fa keeping the agitators
off the plantation.
The Paia Japanese laborers did not
understand why their contracts were
withheld from them and thrnetenetl
troubled. They were finally made to understand
that the law as passed by
Congress made their contracts all void
from and after the 14th of the month
This was entirely independent of
whether they got their old contracts
back or not. They insisted on having
their papers, but the plantation managers'
who were in session at Wailuku
thought that they could not get the
matter straightened out until tne end
of the month, at which time all contract
laborers were promised their
papers. After considerable discussion,
the Japanese came to tho conclusion
that this was fair and went back to
The centre of the disturbances the
past week ha3 been Spreckelsville where
there are live camps and some 200 to
3,5000 Japanese employees. Tho work
of the United States Census was delayed
by tho strike, as the Japanese
thought the enumeratos and their interpreters
were some kind of secret
agents of the police, who simply wanted
to get the names of the ringleaders
for use in case of a serious riot.
The enumerator who really got mixed
up in a melee was a Hawaiian. When
the Japanese showed fight, he saw that
they were mistaking him for a police officer
of some kind and the best thing
he could do was to postponed his census
taking until a more pleasant day.
The interpreter, however, wishing to
square himself with bis countrymen,
stopped, to make explanations and they
piched upon him with sticks and any
other handy weapon of offense.
An attempt was made to select the
men who lead this attack upon the enumerator
and seven were identified
and arrested. Later in the day another
Japanese was arrested for rioting, but
in his case the offense was different.
Before the seven prisoners could be
taken away to Wailoku on .a train, the
Japanese began to flock to the railroad
from several of the camps, where they
were met with blacksnake wips well
wielded by accustomed luuas and others.
The Japanese retreated and awaited
reinforcements; but when the crowd
began to get uncomfortably large and
their action omminoos of serious
trouble,. Manager Lowrie of Spreckels
ville was coolheaued enough to advance
directly toward them accompained only
br his plantation interpreter.
Many of the Japs were soldiers, in
deed it is claimed, that niry percent of
them have had more or less service in
the Japanese army. They bad made
some .attempts at a semi-military formation,
or organisation; and if
been less persuasive and
leas influential with them, they would
probably have been, serious trouble.
As itwaa, his words began to have the
desired effect and they allowed the
prisoners to be taken to Wailukn jsiL
at which place, their trial was set for
Saturday, the 23rd.
TJp to the time-of the leavihg of the"
steamer no attempt had been made to
rescue the prisoners, though, of coarse;
ramors to that effect were soon set
afloat. It is to be hoped, that the worst
has passed and that whea the committee
which went to Honolulu to confer with.
the'Japanes Consul and the
eompaaie jpatmmsi the Jayanoos.
wi&aureutmto work. . - i
They -are Still Capable
of Making Strong
EETREAT AFTER FIGHTING
BURGHERS CLAIM TO HAVE
STJTFERED VERY UTTXX
Belief That Buller's Advances Will
Be Delayed Because of Lack
of Supplies for Sis
LONDON, June 15. That Commandant-General
Louis Botha should have
been able to stand for two days against
Lord Roberts and then retreat without
losing any guns or having any of his
men captured is taken to mean that he
has a force which the British must still
reckon as formidable when acting defensively.
The pacification of the whole
Transvaal, especially the wide spaces.
far from the railways. Is looked upon
as a business requiring months rather
than weeks. Meanwhile, everything
goes well for the British arms.
The War Office has made public a
dispatch from General Buller accepting
the congratulations of Secretary of
State for War Lord Lansdowne, in
which he says:
"The Dorsets, who have been unlucky,
had a chance at Almonds Nek
and showed themselves to be as good
as any others. About 150 yards at each
end of Lai rig's Nek tunnel is blown In,
and it will require several days to remove
the debris. The line otherwise 13
uninjured and open to the reversing
stations and also to SandprultT
A Boer bulletin. Issued June 12 at
"Both wings of the federal forcea
touched the advancing army at 1 a. m.
yesterday. Fighting continued until
dark. The enemri though In overwhelming
numbers, were checked
along a line of 36 miles, and the burghers
succeeded In driving back their
right wing five miles. Two burghers
were killed and 10 wounded."
Another Machadodorp announcement
Is that the first regiment of General
Buller's force attacked Almonds
Nek. and was "annihilated." but as the
British were in overwhelming force the
burghers were compelled to abandon
A dispatch from Lourenzo Marques,
dated yesterday, says:
"President Kruger is holding on to
his gold and issuing paper notes from
a press in hl3 executive car. The Boer
Government's coin in stock is exhausted,
and the officials are now paying out
plain gold disks unstamped. Some who
have declined to accept notes have
taken their salaries in gold bars. The
Boer Government Is still paying out
much gold in that way.
"Two steamers arrived at Lourenxo
Marques yesterday, bringing several
thousand tons of supplies consigned to
Portuguese merchants, but destined for
the Boers. One hundred Americans,
Frenchmen. Germans and Hollander
have arrived there by various steamers,
en route for the Transvaal. Mr. Crow
the British Consul-General. has large
stocks of clothing for the British prisoners,
but he will not forward these
until he gets assurance's that the Doers
will not take them for their own use."
General Buller will be unable to advance
further until he gets supplies.
Nearly every farmhouse, as the troops
passed flew a white flag. The British
took nothing without paying for It, and
a brisk business wa3 done in milk,
eggs, bread and chickens by the thrifty
housewives, who were pleased to get so
much English money. One woman,
whose husband and two sons have been
"You British are unlike our people.
They took my horses la exchange for
sheep and mealies, and made me make
butter, which they never paid for. I am
sending to have my men come home
Usually the first question a Boer t
man puts Is: "Will my husband be shot
if he Is captured?"
One young man was pulled from under
a bed and he went on his knees
begging the British patrol not to shoot
General Bundle had a sharp skirmish
at Flcksburg on June 12, The Boers
had been aggressive along, the whole
line, and menaced
Flcksburg In force. The British outposts
retired to the village. General
Rundle held the attention of the Boers
In front with two guns, while yeomanry
were sent around to their rear
and drove them off, with a loss to the
British of three wounded. Two patrols
were also wounded. President Steyn Is
at Ultkep. His presence there is supposed
to account for the Boer activity.
The Lourenzo Marques correspoadent
of the Times, says: Among the Boer
agents here there is talk of negotiations
being opened with a view of securing
peace. The nature of these negotiations
Is not made public Mr.
Woolmarens has arrived here. He declares
that he iateads to take no further
part in the fighting.
The British prisoners at
are suffering terribly from cold,
and arrangements are being- made to
provide them with shelter. Their rations
are Identical, with the scanty fare
served out to the, burghers.
Makes Submisaiax to Sailer.
LONDON, Jane 14. General BnUer
reports to' the War Omce as follows:
AjHeedqnariers at Laing's Nek Jaa
14. General LyttsHoa yesterday
the forma submission of tfe
town f Wakkerstroom. which ta
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