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1B HONOLULU ICPUBLICAS.
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by the RobL Grieve Publishing
EDWIN S. GILI. - - EDITOR
Business Office litis. H&
Editorial Booaa Maa 13
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HONOLULU. H. T. SEPT. 23. U0O.
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'in as4 s?rUln. elvrrrfri different
jw.i : & tut&ad.
The Salvation Armr basnearly one
tbottsasd famine orphans in Its honu'S
In Iadia. This is practical Christianity.
From the itinerary of the trip
the Shriners of San Francisco,
who are going to make a pilgrimage to
Madast Pole's shrine in the oasis of
Hawaii, the travelers across the desert
at6 of the Pacific will not lack for
aiausement while traveling.
What is the Territory to get out of
the granting of water rights to private
corporations? Is It not time that soma
piotection should be thrown around
the interests of the whole people as
well as around those of a favored private
Export Corcoran will And that all ths
troubles with the tolephone plant here
do not lio with the wires and the
w tab board. If he could substitute
iron automatons to take the place uf
the Ignorant, careless and impudent
iryerafcors in the central oiilce he would
ir.ns Joy to a long suffering people.
do try to make this improve-in
m and you shall have a monument
in Honolulu, with Inscriptions in
German, Portuguese and English.
The accuracy and rapidity with
which the dispatches from the front
in China have been received in this
country is duo in large measure to the
foredicht of Admiral Remey in detailing
aa officer for this especial duty.
Lieut. J. L. Latimer. U. S. N., of the
U. S. F. S. Brooklyn is the officer
whose detail has been of so much use
to our forces in China, and it is due to
this officer to say that his most arduous
duties have been carried out with
Members of the board of education
as well as all others in public office in
this territory Tuust disabuse their
minds of the idea that public business
can be conducted in executive session.
Tkore is no act by the board of healtn.
or any other body in this territory, as
the result of an order by an executive
session, that will stand the test in law.
Executive sessions went in the das
of the monarchy and thesubsequent oligarchy,
but they are contrary to American
laws and American precedent and
the sooner they arc made tabu In this
baby tBrritory the better.
Why should school houses bo used
for political meetings unless in isolated
conutry districts wnero the school
house Is the only public building in
tho district, and even then its use for
such purposes is to bo deprecated? Hawaii
cannot afford to have her schools
made tho adjunct to any political party
and the school board makes a mistake
in allowing school houses or
school grounds in this city to be used
lot political meetings. The school
houses and grounds are for all the people
and for the training of the young
on educational lines. Keep politics
aud political meetings out of them.
VVill Davis, a California newspaper
wan. has been summering in ElQorado
count", that state, and at Kelsey. a
community of less than one hundred
uoxls, where Edwin Markham, author
of "Th Man with the Hoe, at one
tiue taught school A Miss Murphy,
who wss one of Markham's pupils,
6ays: "fflarkbam was egarded as quite
an ordinary person while he taught
sohool at Kelsey fifteen or more years
ago. I have heard here ,also that
Markham has Indian blood in his
veins. People who know him hereabouts
say he was a very handsome
man, having raven, black hair and
beard and blacky piercing eyes. The
fact that he was of part Indian blood
is said to have been the reason that
kis first wife a t&s Cox left him.
I get this information from $, perfectly
Special and carefully elaborated in-
'f ixB&tfeaa have beea seat out to all of
the naval gurgeoas attached to the
f afclpe operatirag os the Chinese coasts I
r.. fw.the eoUectiofi of such saaltary data I
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and information as may be of value to
the surgeon general in providing for
the medical attendance of the enlisted
personnel in futnre operations in thai
part of the world, says the Army and
Xavy Journal. Up to the present timo
but little attention has been given to
the effects of climate and food npon
OTir unacclimated men In China, but It
is felt that the time, has arrived when
snefc information should b collected
and elaborated for the benefit of the future.
Xo inconsiderable amount of
this information is already in the possession
of the barean of medicine and
sorgery, but tho disconnected nature
of the data renders Its uses of problematical
HIGH TIME FOR A CHANGE.
The arrival of a telephone expert on
the Australia Is hailed with delight by
every resident of the city. If the expert
tvIH only get out and talk with
the subscribers to the Honolulu telephone
system he will soon find that
the service afforded here has been the
most miserable ever known. One of
the things patrons of the system earnestly
hope will be remedied at once is
the terrible pounding in the ear piece
every time an attempt is made to use
the telephone. This rattle or pounding
is at times severe enough to injure a
person's ear drum and has been the
cause of more profanity and damning
of the telephone company than all
Another fault that the management
of the company can easily rectify without
the aid of an expert is greater
promptness in answering patrons' calls
and greater diligence on the part of
operators in trying to secure the connection
asked for. A few nights ago
a member of The Republican staff tried
to call up the office from his house,
and after waiting fully fifteen minutes
was greeted with the remark, "I can't
get them." At this he became wroth
and demanded connection made at
once, knowing that no less than a dozen
people were at work in the office
at that very moment, two of them
within ten feet of the telephone. Then
central wanted to know if he wanted
the Grill. This, too, in the face of the
fact that the office number had been
repeated over and over again, and finally
in desperation, the name of the
office given as plainly as an English-speaking
person could give it. At last
connection with the office was secured,
but the operator was quite indignant
because he had been compelled to wake
up sufficiently to attend to his duties.
This is only one of hundreds of such
initances in the experience of this office
alone, not to mention other subscribers.
It is no uncommon thing
for a reporter on this paper, out on
duty, to try to call up the office in
the afternoon and be told that no one
answers, when at that very moment ono
or more members of the staff are in
the office, a part of their duty being
the answering of telephone calls. The
fact Is that no effort is made on the
part of the operator to make the connection
However, the company now promises
a change and Improvements in its service
and every one is disposed to give
them ample opportunity to make the
much needed improvements. If they
do not make the changes but try to
go on fooling tho people, as vigorous
measures as those adopted by the merchants
of Seattle to effect reform in
the telephone service in that city will
certainly be adopted here.
"THE GOVEBN"MENT BOSH.
What's tho use of public bodies constantly
referring to "the government,"
when they only mean the Territory?
Hawaii is no longer a sovereign power;
its "government" is wholly dependent
upon the pleasure of the president and
the congress of the United States.
"The government" In Hawaii is the
government at Washington. Why parrot-like
repeat the style of the monarchy
and the republic? The "government
physician" Is simply a Territorial
physician. Even the surgeons of the
marine service and of the army would
not call themselves "government physicians."
The whole business will be
confusing to readers in the States; they
will wonder what the deuce a "government
physician" is, anyway. The frequent
"executive meetings" of the various
branches of the Territorial admin
istration will also be stunners to them.
Secret meetings of public bodies are
looked upon with suspicion on the
mainland. Public officials who must
resort to dark lantern methods are
tsually in business that wouldn't look
well in the light of day. Thai's tho
theory of voters everywhere.
Following out the plan earnestly
urged by The Republican following the
annual visit or the board of health to
Molokal In July, a double fence witn
wire screen at the top, the two lines
of fences set two feet apart, has been
erected at the landing at Kalaupapa
for the purpose of segregating visitors
and lepers. Under this system Superintendent
Reynolds recommends that visitors
be allowed to go to the settlement
on regular steamers plying between
Honolulu and Kalaupapa, as there can
be nb contact of leper and visitors.
While this subject had long been
cussed by various members of the
board of health, It was cot until The
J . rT t
Republican took np the sofci'Krt
pointed oct the evils of the old system
that anything -was cv.r done For
this good irorfe, Messrs. o
the Board of Health, rnaxry thanks.
REAR ATJ2&TRAL SICA2.D.
Rear Admiral Montgomery SIcard,
who died at his country home near
Rome. N. Y-, September H. had a brilliant
record as a naval officer, altboagn
to the younger generation he was almost
nnknown. He sas in command
of the North Atlantic squadron stationed
at Key West at the time of the
blowing np of the Maine in February,
1SSS, bnt osing to sickness was relieved
of his command shortly previous
to the declaration of war against
Spain. Buring"the Spanish war he was
a member of the naval strategy board
Admiral Sicard was born in New
York, September 30, 1S36, and appointed
to the Naval academy October L
1S51. On November 4, 1S5S, he was
promoted to master and commission
a lieutenant in 1SG1. He took an active
part in the bombardment and passage
of Fort Jackson and St. Philip and
Chalmette batteries and their destruction
April 2-J, 1SC2. He received his
commission as lieutenant commander
on July 16, 1862, and in 1S70 he was
made a commander. While in this
grade he had command of the Saginaw
In the Pacific fleet; served on ordnance
duty at New York and Washington;
had command of the steam sloop
in 1S7S and in 1SS0 was ordnance
inspector at the Boston yard.
In 1SS1 he was made captain and was
chief of the bureau of ordnance from
1SS2 to 1S90. He commanded the
from 1S92 to 1S9S, and in January,
1S94, took charge of the Portsmouth
yard He was made commodore
in July, 1S94, and in November of that
year took charge of the- Brooklyn
naval station. In April, 1S96, he became
rear admiral and was assignrd
to the command of the North Atlant'c
squadron. He was retired in September,
Thanks to the Chamber of Commerce,
Honolulu will fall into line with
the rest of the American cities in extending
a helping hand to stricken
Galveston. At yesterday's meeting a
committee consisting of J. B. Atherton,
C. M. Cooke and Robert Lewers was
appointed to secure subscriptions for
the Galveston storm sufferers. All th
banks of the city were also declared
depositories, where donations to the
fund may be left. Whatever our people
may mean to do should be done quickly,
as a draft for Honolulu's aid will
be sent by the Australia on Tuesday.
It is to be hoped that the remittance
may be a liberal sized one, in keeping
with the wealth and famed generosity
of the city and the great needs of the
heavily stricken city on the Gulf of
Consul Marshal Halstead at Birmingham
has undoubtedly done the women
of America a service by warning thorn
that they will have difficulty in buying
satisfactory hosiery in England. Their
English sisters, he says, are
to wearing hose without much
shape, and are satisfied with lengths
that reach only to the knee. Side garters,
he adds, are little known or used,
though a few of the better class stores
now keep the "velvet clasp," but there
is positively no shaping for foot or
ankle. Such interesting information
illustrates the broad scope and value
of our consular reports. It might not
be Insolent to ask the clever son of
Murat Halstead how he gained so familiar
a knowledge of the English
AFFAIRS IN HAWAII.
What Bev. Mr. Kincaid Says Of
(From Minneapolis Journal, Sept. 5.).
Rev. William M. Kincaid of Honolulu,
former pastor of Andrew Presbyterian
church, is in Minneapolis again
tills week, the guest of President
Northrup of the university, Mr. Kincaid
says that while the natives accept
the American government, they are
not reconciled to it and are slow to
adopt American forms of living. They
attend their own churches and the few
who at first formed associations with
the American churches there are now
leaving them. Mormonism, Dr. Kincaid
says, is steadily gaining a foothold
and the number of Believers in the
faith will reach over 6,000. Polygamy,
however, is not allowed. At present
the situation is rather unsettled, and
out of the chaos there Is an opportun
ity for the triumph of our forms of religion,
and good work is being done by
Shark-Satin? Shark of Xinaale.
(From the Cork Constitution.)
The other morning when the fishermen
from tho Kinsale were hauling
their sets they found an enormous blue
shark entangled, measuring ten feet
three Inches long, having three rows of
formidable teeth. On dissection its
stomach was found to contain threebUte
sharks, each four feet long. One was
partly digested, another was cut clean
in two and the third was swallowed
What About This!
(From the Honolulu Independent.)
There was a very fine "hula" last
night at which the performers
in the costume worn by Mother
Eve before the falL The police tried
to locate the place of the celebration
but failed. The managers of the affair
pocketed 250, most of which came
from the United States transport.
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W. E. BIM
Stocks and Bonds
COR KM &
All Island Stocks Bought and
Sold on Commission.
Orders promptly attended to.
Lots on Tort St
Lots on King St.
Lots on Beretania St.
Lots on Kinau St.
Lots on Lunalilo St.
Lots on Wilder Ave.
Lots on Spencer St.
Lots on Prospect St.
Lots at Manoa.
Lots at Punahou.
Lots in McCuila tract.
Lots at Waiklki.
Eight acres land Nuuanu Valley,
Lots on the installment plan.
Houses and lots everywhere and
prices to suit.
o-room hoase and lot on install-
G-room house and lot, easy term
7-room house and lot on install-
10-room house and lot, terma to
I have bargains in houses and lots,
all sizes, shapes and prices, and will
take pleasure in showing any or all of
mem. i nave wnat you want ir you,
wui let me know what It Is, ,
A beautiful corner 200x200 feet situated
in the best residence section of
Honolulu. Will exchange for sugar
stocks, Kihei, MeBryde. Waialua or
any other of the old line of dividend
paying stocks. This is an excellent
chance to make an exchange to your
RING UP PHONE
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Incorporated Under the Laws the
Republic of Hawaii.
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OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
Charles M. Cooke Presidsnt
P. C. Jones
C. H. Cooke Cashier
F. C Atherton Assistant Cashier
Directors: Henry Waterhouse, Tom
May, F. W. Macfarfane, E. D. Termsy,
J. A. McCapdlesa.
Solicits the Accounts of Firms, Corporations,
Trusts, Individuals and will
promptly and carefully attend to all
business connected with banking entrusted
to It. Sell and purchase Foreign
Exchange, Issue Letters of Credit.
Ordinary and Term Deposits received
and Interest allowed in accordance
with rules and conditions printed mJ
passbooks, copies of which may be had
Judd building, Fort street.
OLA IS ELS. WJI. G. R i
Clans Spreckels & Co.,
HONOLULU. - - - H.T.
San Francisco Agents The Nevada
National Bank of San Francisco.
DKAW EXCHANGE OIT
SAN FP. ANCJSCO The Nevada National
Bank of San Francisco.
LONDON The Union Bank of London,
NEW YORK Aj 'rican Exchange
CHICAGO Mer. rents' National
PARIS Credit Lyoutuus.
BERLIN Dresdner itenk.
Hongkong and SI anghai Bankiiitj
NEW ZEALAND JTD AUSTRALIA
Bank of New Zealand.
VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER
Bank of British North America.
TRANSACT A GETTEEAI. BANKING
AND EXCHANGE BUSINESS.
Deposits Received. Loans Made on
Approved Security. Commercial and
Travelers' Credit Issued. Bills of Exchange
Bought and Sold.
COIJSCTIONS PEOMPTXY AC.
BISHOP & 00.
TRANSACT A GENERAL BANK
ING AND EXCHANGF.
Commercial and Travelers' Letters of
Credit issued, available in all the
Priueipal Cities of the World.
INTEREST allowed on fixed deposit.-.:
SEVEN days notice 2 per cent. (This
form will not bear interest unless it
remains undisturbed for one month.)
Three Months 3 per cent, per annum.
Six Months Si per cent, pcranuum.
TWELVE MONTHS 4 per cent. pi
We are showing the Largest
We iiave ever ko;ndl'ed at
prices that oannol be re
peated, -as tbe present
Duty on these lines is
prohibitive. They com
DAB DAG, and BODY
BRUSSELS in CENTER, SOFA and
DOOR MATS HALL and STAIR
CARPET In Tapestry, VELVET
PILE and BODY BRUSSELS, in
JAPA1ESE JUTE RUGS, STRAW MATS
and MATTING, LINOLEUM, OILCLOTH,
COCOA FIBRE MATTING, DOOR
MATS always on band at
NO. 10 FORT ST.
Reasonable rate, for 'the d jt"T
vore w tae city " I
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St S ff.
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We deliver them to your residence
, ... .
By tbe Steamer Australia
We have received an extra choice assortment in
Evervthinff that the market affords in
FRUITS and VEGETABLES
Also Fancy Cream Cheese, Frozon Poultry and
Oysters and our usual supply of Gruenhagen's
Bethel Street, Telephone 24
Has Eemoved its
Alakea Street, Makai
Electric Co., Ltd.,
Omces and ShowroonAo
BARGAINS IN ELECTRIC FIXTURES.
On and after August 9, all Electric Fixtures
and Shades now in stock will be sold at a GREAT
SACRIFICE to make room for shipment to arrive
per "Andrew Welch."
NEW SUMMER GOODS
In Elegant Line of lies, Shirts, Pajamas, Silk and
Crepes, tonus, Etc., Etc.
i Large Stock of Ladies'. Gents' and Children's STRAW
HITS an hand.
King'Street, E;elow Castle & Cooke's,
We have placed on sale at greatly reduced prices
Our Present Stock of Corsets
SfocV c must be sold.
,r TTiL , SI" T"imnmkUk
have one of our
and set them up ready for use
& CO., LTD.
THE MclNTYRE STORE
Cor. King and Fort Sts. Tel. 22
Prices cut in half.
BLOCK Hotel Street.
Telzphose 70S. P. O. Box 2te
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OaC : Boom 4. Model Blocs.
Beliable and Confidential
Besidenccs, Property, jic.
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