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1B HONOLULU HCPUBLICAN.
Published Every Morning Except Monday
by the ItobL Grieve Publishing
EDWIN S. GILL. EDITOR
Business OSce Mala US
Editorial Boos Mai 121
Entered at the Post OSce at Honolulu,
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Per Month, br Carrier J .75
One Ytar, by ilall S.00
Six Months, by Mall 4.00
Three Months, by Mall or Carrier. 25
HONOLULU. IL T. SEPT. 23. 1100.
Itaati TC 0
Mximuai TtBrtan Xt cVr.
BoroifMrwr . t e ji m.
Mui Dew Point for CiC Dr 6s.8.
Kuc iuuuve .
TOREOUT 70S TODAJ.
U aaf a&mrMn. chew on different
part ol ttte IMiumI.
The Salvation Army hasnearly one
thousand famine orphans in Its hom.s
in India. This is practical Christianity.
Prom the Itinerary of the trip published,
the Shriners of San Francisco,
who sre going to make a pilgrimage to
Madau Pole's shrine in the oasis of
Hawaii, the travelers across the desert
wastes of the Pacific will not lack for
uoostiincnl while traveling.
What is the Territory to get out of
the granting of water rights to private
corporations'' lb it not lime that soma
protection should be thrown around
the interests of the whole people as
well as around those of a favored private
Export Corcoran will iind that all th?
troubles with the telephone plant here
do not lie with the wires and the
swiUbboard. If he could substitute
iron automatons to take the place of
the Ignorant, careless and impudent
trneraVprs in the central otilce he would
Itims Joy to a long suffering people.
Cummin, do try to make this improvement
aiid you shall have a monumcut
In Honolulu, with inscriptions in kanaka.
German, Portuguese and English.
Tao 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
forwent of Admiral Remey in detailing
a oillcor for this especial duty.
Liet J. L. Latimer. U. S. N.f of the
U. S. F. S. Brooklyn is the officer
whose detail has been of so much uso
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 noiust disabuse their
minus of the Idea that public business
can be conducted in executive session.
Tltore is no net 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 -be monarchy and thesubsequent oligarchy,
buL they are contrary to American
laws and American precedent and
the sooner they are made tabu in this
baby territory the better.
Why should school houses bo used
for political meetings unless in isolated
conntry districts where the school
house Is the only public building in
the district, and even then its use for
such purposes is tobe deprecated? Hawaii
cannot afford to have her schools
made the 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
for political meetings. The school
houses and grounds are for all the people
and for the training of the young
on educational lines. Keep politics
and political meetings out of them.
Vill Davis, a California newspaper
isan. has been summering in ElQorado
county, that state, and at Kelsey, a
community of less than one hundred
onls. where Edwin Markham, author
of "The Man with the Hoe," at one
tlaie tanght school. A Mls3 Murphy,
who wea one of Markham's pupils,
says: "Slarkham was ?garded as quits
an ordinary person while he taught
school at Kelsey fifteen or more years
ago. I have heard here also that
Markham has Indian blood in his
veins. People who know him
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
ate first wife a ,Mi Cox left him.
I get this information from a. perfectly
Special and carefully elaborated instructions
have been sent out to all of
the aaVal surgeons attached to the
felpe..operatlng on the Chinese coasts ;
for the collection of such sanitary data I
and information as may be of value to
the surgeon geaeral la providing for
the medical attendance of the enlisted
personnel in future operations in that
part of the world, says the Army and
Navy Journal. Up to the present time
but little attention has been given to
the effects of climate and food upon
our tmacclimated men in China, but It
Is felt that the time, has arrived when
such information should be collected
and elaborated for the benefit of the future.
No inconsiderable amount of
this information is already in the possession
of the bureau of medicine and
surgery, but the disconnected nature
of the data renders its uses of prob
HIGH TIME TOR A CHANGE.
The arrival of a telephone expert on
the Australia is hailed with delight by
every resident of the city. If the expert
will 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 r,l
the things patrons of the system earnestly
hope will be remedied at once is
the terrible pounding in the ear pice
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 la3t
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
instances 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 offlco in
the afternoon and be told that no one
answers, when at that very moment one
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 the 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 GOVERNMENT" BOSH.
What's the 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 "govern
ment 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 administration
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
isually in business that wouldn't look
well in the light of day. Thai's !ho
theory- of voters everywhere.
Following out the plan earnestly
urged by The Republican following the
annual visit of the board of health to
Molokat in July, a double fence with
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
oa regular steamers plying between
Honolulu and Kalaupapa, as there can
be &b contact of leper and visitors.
While this subject had long been discussed
by various members of the I
board of health, it was not until The i
Republican took up the sabjtt and
pointed oat the evils of the old sysirnx
that anything was evr done. For
this good work Messrs. Members of
the Board of Health, many thanks.
SEAS AD2CERAL SICARD.
Rear Admiral Montgomery Sicard.
who did at his country home near
Rome, N. Y., September 14. had a brilliant
record as a naval officer, although
to the younger generation he was almost
unknown. He was la command
of the North Atlantic squadron stationed
at Key West at the time of the
blowing up of the Maine in February,
1SSS, but owing to sickness was re
lieved of his command shortly previous
to the declaration of war against
Spain. During"the Spanish war he was
a member of the naval strategy board
Admiral Sicard was born in Nesr
York, September 30. 1S36. and appointed
to the Naval academy October 1.
1S51. On November 4, 1S5S. he was
promoted to master and commission!
a lieutenant in 1SCI. He took an active
part in the bombardment and passage
of Fort Jackson and St. Philip and
Chalmette batteries and their destruction
April 24, 1S62. He received his
commission as lieutenant commander
on July 16, 1S62, 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
1&S2 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 assigned
to the command of the North Atlanfc
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. Athertoa,
C. M. Cooke and Robert Lewers was
appointed to secure subscriptions for
the Galveston .storm sufferers. All the
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
AFFAXES IN HAWAII.
What Rev. Mr. Eincaid Says of
(From Minneapolis Journal, Sept 3.)
Rev. William M. Kincald of Honolulu,
former pastor of Andrew Presbyterian
church, is in Minneapolis again
this week, the guest of President
Northrup of the universitv. Mr. Kin-
caid 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.
says, is steadily gaining a foothold
and the number of helleTers in the
faith will reach over 6,000, Polygamy,
however, is not allowed. At present
tne situation is rather unsettled and
out of the chaos there is an opportunity
for the triumph of our forms of religion,
and good work Is being done by
Shark of Xiaaale.
(From the Cork Constitution.)
The other morning Trhen the fishermen
from the Kinsale were hauling
their mets they found afc enormous blue
shark entangled, measuring ten feet
three Inches long, having three rows of
formidable teeth. On dissection its
Stomach was found to contain threeblue
sharks, each four feet long. One was
partly digested, another was cut clean
in two and the third was swallowed
What About TfcisF
(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 th& place of the celebration
but failed. The managers of the affair
pocketed 1330. most of which came
from the United States transport.
W. E. BIfiS
Stocks and Bonds
All Island Stocks Bought and
Sold on Commission.
Orders promptly attended to.
Lots on Fort 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 Panahnu.
Lots in McCuila tract.
Lots at WaikiW.
Eight acres land Nuuanu Valley,
Lots on the installment plan.
Houses and lots everywhere and
prices to suit
o-room hoase and lot on
6-room house and lot, easy termi
7-room house and lot on install-
10-room house and lot, terras to
I have bargains In housea and lots,
all sizes, shapes and prices, and will
take pleasure in showing any or all of
wivui. i nave wnat you want lr you. I
wiu iet me know what It Is,
Abeautifnl corner 200x200 feet sit.
uated in the best residence section of
Honolulu. WiU exchange for sugar
stocks, Kihei, McBryde. Waialna or
any other of the old lino of dividend
paying stocks. This is an excellent
chance to make an exchange to your
RING UP PHONE
T itt KAA& W HA.
Incorporated Under the Laws of the
Republic of HawaiL
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
Charles iL Cooke President
P. C. Joaes Vice-President
a IL Cooke Cashier
F. C Athertoa Assistant Cashier
Directors: Henry Waterhouse. Tom
ilay. F. W. Macfarlane. E. D. Tenaey,
J. A. McCapdle.
Solicits the Accounts of Firms, Corporations,
Trusts, Individuals and will
promptly and carefuUy attend to all
business connected with banking entrusted
to it. SeU and purchase Foreign
Exchange, Issue Letters of Credit.
Ordinary and Term Deposits received
and Interest allowed In accordance
with rules and conditions printed In
passbooks, copies of which may be had
Judd building. Fort street.
CLA I PRECK EL& W.M. G. IRW I
Clans Spreckels & Co.,
H0X0LLLC. - - - H.T.
San, Francisco Agents The Nevada
National Bank of San Francisco.
DRAW EXCHANGE ON
SAN Nevada National
Bank of San Francisco.
LONDON The Union Bank of London,
NEW YOKE. Exchange
CHICAGO Mer.f.ants' National
PARIS Credit Lyouuiis.
BERLIN Dresdner Unk.
Hongkong and SI angnai Bankirii;
NEW ZEALAND iN'l) AUSTRALIA
Bank of New Zealand.
VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER
Bank of British North America.
TRANSACT A GENERAL BANKI2. G
AND EXCHANGE BUSINESS.
Deposits Received. Loans Made on
Approved Security. Commercial and
Travelers' Credit Issued. Bills of Exchange
Bought and Sold.
COLLECTIONS PROMPTLY AC .
BISHOP & 00.
TRANSACT A GENERAL BANK
ING AND EXCHANGE
Commercial and Travelers' Letters of
Credit issued, available in all the
Principal Cities of the World.
INTEREST allowed on fixed
SEVEN days notice 2 per cent. (This
form will not bear interest unless it
remains undisturbed for one month.)
Thkee Months 3 per cent, per annum.
Six Months Si per cent, pur annum.
Twelve Months 4 per cent. pi
We are showing the Largest
We have ever luvndl'ed at
prices that oannoi be repeated,
S the present
Duty on these lines is
prohibitive. They coin-prise:
DAB DAG, and BODY
BRUSSELS in CENTER, SOFA and
DOOR MATS HALL and STAIR
CARPET In Tapestry, VELVET
PILE and BODY BRUSSELS, in
JAPANESE JUTE RUBS, STRAW MATS
and MATTING, LINOLEUM, OILCLOTH,
COCOA FIBRE MATTING, DOOR
HATS always on band at
NO. 10 FORT ST.
ggpgj liwaiiu I
Reasonable rate for thelx JT toj" '
work In the cltyj , I
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2 BIG STOR
By the Steamer Australia
We have received an extra choice assortment in
Evervthins that the market affords in
FRUITS and VEGETABLES
Also Fancy Cream Cheese, Frozon Poultry and
Oysters and our usual supply of Gruenhagon's
The Hawaiian Electric Co., Ltd.,
Has Removed its Oihces and Showroom to
Alakea Street, Makai Merchant.
BARGAINS IN ELECTRIC FIXTURES.
Bethel Street, Telephone 24
On and after August
and Shades now in stock
9, all Electric Fixtures
will be sold at a GKEAT
SACRIFICE to make room for shipment to arrive
per "Andrew Welch."
NEW BUMMER GOODS
In Elegant Line of Ties, Shirts, Pajamas, Silk and
Drepes, Kimonas, Etc., Etc.
Large Stock ot Ladies'. Gents' and Children's STRAW
HATS on hand.
King'Street, E;eIow Castle & Cooke's.
We have placed on sate at greatly reduced prices
Our Present Stock of Corsets
Stocl c must be sold.
RC 1BINSON BLOCK, Hotel Street.
You should f
have one of our
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THE MclNTYRE STORE
Cor. King and Fort Sts. Tel. 22
Prices cut in half.
i uo. x-. v. uox as
i?: Boom 4, Model Blocs.
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