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THE HONOLULU REPUBLICAN.
VOLUME I, NO. 10. 'H050EUIiIF, a Lf THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1900 PPJCE FIVE CENTS
Large Convention Held
in the Drill Shed
OBNOXIOUS PLEDBE KNOCKED OUT
J. O. CARTER AMD E. C. MAC-
FARLANE DECLINED TO
BE TIED UP.
Home Bulers Nominate Candidates
for theSonate and tho House
Amid Much Speech-Making.
S TICKET OF IMDEPEHDEHT PART,.
t FOR DELEGATE TO G0K9RESS. 1
Robert W. Wilcox. 1
; FOR SENATORS.
Jnmcs K. Kaulia.
J. 0. Carter.
H. K. Pua.
It. N Boyd.
t FOR REPRESENTATIVES.
E. C. Macfarlane.
J. C Quinn.
J K. Clark.
J. K. Knkookoo.
D. Kalauokalani. Jr. L
M. II. Kailiinai.
S. K. Mnboc.
J. P. Makainai.
J. K. Pnclc.
Tlicrc was nothing slated or prearranged
alowt the convention of the independent
home rain party, which 'met in
the drill shed yesterday and completed its
ticket. It was not a territorial, but a
legislative, convention, and delegations
were present only from the Third senatorial
district. Indeed, the only business
lnfore the mectiitc was the nomination
of senators anil representatives, the party
platform having been adopted at the
convention In June, at which Mr. Wilcox
was also nominated for delegate to con-,
gress. It was therefore a siniplc affair,
yet the convention was in session from
10 o'clock in the morning until 7:30
o'clock in the evening.
At the original roll call ninety-four
delegates responded, but from time to
time the numler showed 112 present,
especially during the middle of the day.
Two ladles were uniongst the delegates,
Mrs. Kaluapaloa and Mrs. Anakou.
loth of Laie.
D. Kalauokalani called the convention
to order and J. Kaleihuai was secretary.
Both men were made permanent olficers
of the convention, after prayer by the
Rev. Mr. Oili.
Dclogntos to tho Convention.
On motion, Messrs. Kauuha.
Meekapa Nehemiah and Mahoe
were appointed a committee on credentials.
After an absence of ten or fifteen
minutes this committee reappeared and
reported the following iersons present
and entitled to participate in the convention
S. K. Mahoe. J. K. Waiolo. Mahi Koa,
Moses Patau. Jesse Makainni. J. W.
John Alapai, J. P. Kahanawai. E.
V. Palau. W. II. Kcalakai, Juo.
Kehihcenalu, Wm. K. Kaleihuia,
W. O. Kalciopuu. Chas. Liilii, Moke
Manu. Jno. P. Kuola. J. M. Keloha. K.
Nakapuahi. U. S. Kckuewn. J. Keau,
John Pendergrast, Wm. Mossnian, Jr..
C Keawe. Xauiwi, David Makhau.
E K. Lilikalaiu. Jr.. D. Koana, Jno.
aalualu, I. K. Kaipo, IT. Kauaihilo,
J .K. Kaunamano. S. II. Kameekapu. S.
K. Pua. N. K". Hiapoolc, Mrs.
S. Kumulau, Paoo, Timoteo
David At. S. W. Kainuawa. Jno.
Amaka. Mrs. Anakou. Moses Kauukoa,
S. K. Hui, M. K. Kou. E. R. Hoofcano.
G. X. Kconc. J. K. Paile. Keoni
A. B. L. Ilao. Jno. Inlha. J. Kcao.
Bcnj. Kaucihalau, Geo. Markham. D.
Kanuha. John Kalauawa, Robert N.
Bovd. Moses li. Kaaikaula. J. W. Kaal-hue.
J. Kanui. J. B. Kaiwiaui, John
Htna. John Hili. H. X. Baker. W. IL
Kailimai. William Kapela. Sam Davies,
Sam Kaia. D. 11. Keliiaa, Ilenry Uuka.
Kaili, J. Kamalualulu, David Kahlleaa.
Thos. Kakalia, E. K. Keokapeo, J. K.
Clark. P. ilaiola. K. W. Kalaeoktkoi,
Abr. Kihulu. J. K. XakooVoo, S.
Sol. Miheula. W. B. ICamai, John
LIU John Naone. Mika Pakeekee. Geo.
Makalcna, S. Ulmauma. J. Kekahlo. D.
K. Kalauokalani, Jr., D. Kuplhea. Sam
Kaaumoana. Ilamo. ;
There was Qte a good deal of speaking
incident to the organisation of the
convention ami at times it tannic quite
spirited. The speeches were all moderate
and courteous in tone and the convention
was most creditable in its personnel,
its intelligence and eicellent tem-
Declined to Extra Pledges.
When the time arrived for the nomination
or senators the following letter
from J. O. Carter was read:
"Honolulu. II. T. Oct. 10, 1000,
"D. Kalauokalani. Chairman of Conven-,
tion of the Independent Home Rule
"Sir Yesterday afternoon Messrs.
Robert Bovd and George Markham. rep-
instructions, handed me a pledge
ihich as lcader.of the Mpdt
home ruie party required me to en w
prereqnisite to a
of that party.
pledge, particularly item three, "convinces
me that yoa have started upon a
"ure that can only be considered mis
chievous by thoughtful men; and as a
friend of the Hawaiian people I ask yon
to reconsider your proposed policy as on
fraught with danger to the native race.
Being forewarned of the course yoa
would pursue, I must ask yon not to consider
nie as a candidate for any position
on the ticket of your parry. My appeal
inuAt Le from your convention to the, Hawaiian
people. Very truly yours.
"J. O. CAHTEIt."
Acted as a Samper.
There is no doubt that Mr. Carter's
letter had the effect of a damper on
many delegates. It was seriously considered.
At the same time the following letter
from E. C. Macfarlane was also read:
-Honolulu. H. I, Oct. 10. 1900.
"D. Kalauokalani, Chairman Nominating
Convention of the Independent Home
"Sir Messrs. Robert Boyd and George
Markham called upon me yesterday, giving
me to understand that they bore a
message from you, the purport of which
was that a pledge bad been prepared by
you and other leaders of your party,
which I must sign if I desired a nomination
as senator for the Third bcnatorial
district, and 1 understand that you admit
that the pledge came from you to me.
"My answer to your message as given
to them was that I would refuse to sign
any pledge, but they requested me to give
the matter further consideration, which I
have done, and the result of such deliberation
Leads me to say more emphatically
that I will not sign a pledge, particularly
such an one as was presented to me for
"I cannot believe that the Hawaiian
people will approve of your action and 1
shall be content to abide their decision
at the polls. I remain, very truly,
"E. a MACFARLANE."
It. X. Boyd explained that Messrs.
carter and Macfarlane objected to sec-ion
I! of the pledge, which demanded
opposition to the confirming of appoint
ments by Governor Dole.
What the Pledge Pwnndad.
This announcement created interest in
the pledge of legislative candidates, which
seemed to be news to most of the dele
gates. Tbey wanted to know what it
was like, who formulated it and what it
was all about., The pledge was unearthed
and found to read as follows:
"To Whom It May Concern: We do
hereby pledge ourselves to support of the
independent home rule party.
"First We do hereby declare that" wc
arc not n member of the democratic or
republican parties in the Territory of
"Second We pledge ourselves to support
the platform of the independent
home rule party.
"Third We do hereby pledge ourselves
not to confirm any of the appointments
of Governor Dole in section 80
ttf 1ia f!Mifr,"in! Art "
Alenjhny"dfscus!ion ensuedTMr. Pa
lau asked, "Why stick for Carter? He
says wc are ignorant and he has declined
Meekapu declared no man would sign
such ap ledge and wanted to know why it
should be forced on nominees.
Markham roasted Meekapu, saying
that everybody ought to be pledged.
The chair said the house would not
listen to any further argument or pledges,
but would immediately proceed to business.
Nominations in Order.
A proposition to discuss the availability
us a candidate each individual
wn nvprrulwl hv Chairman Kalauo
kalani and ballots were ordered printed
lielorc the nominations were proceeueu
with, Chairman D. Kalauokalani was
nominated for senator by acclamation.
The following nominations for senators
were then made: Jas. K. Kaulia, Geo.
Markham, D. Kanuha. J. O. Carter. J.
W. Bipikane. Wm. Auld, S. K. Pua. R.
X. Boyd", J. Kauui, J. P. Makainai,
Frank Harvey, J. Emmeluth.
It was now 111:30 o'clock, and as Mr.
Wilcos suggested that it was time for
refreshments, an adjournment was taken
for an hour.
On reassembling it was announced that
the executive committee had eliminated
section 3 of the candidates' pledge.
Mr. Pua said Messrs. Carter and Macfarlane
had declined to be candidates
lefore the convention because of that
pledge. It was done in secret, he said,
and it was well to know whether it was
done in convention or was the work of
A delegate in rear of hall wanted to
work and vote for the names on the ballot,
without any reference to that pledge
or any other.
Pua wanted to knock out the pledge
entirely. He said the independent party
was fighting for equality. The pledge
rather indicated that they were fighting
for oflice rather than anything else.
"Knock it out" be said.
Mossman Pleads for Tolerance.
William Mobsman also spoke on the
same lines and for tolerance. "I would
not pledge myself if I were a nominee,"
said Mr. Mossman. "to reject the appointments
of Governor Dole. Let us not
take an attitude of defiance: let us not
be svifish. We must strive not only for
our own good, but for all the people We
are all Americans."
Finally the rules were suspended so
as to meet all emergencies, and it was
roolved that Messrs. Carter and
be notified that their declinations
of honor at the hands of this convention
having been "written nnder a misrepresentation
of facts they wonld not be recognized.
After a speech laudatory of the
candidates by the chair, Messrs.
Meheuia and Joe Clark were appointed
tellers and a ballot rwulted as.
follows: - -
Kaulia. 74: Markham, 20; Kanuha,
OS: Carter. 53: Bipikane. 18: Auld, 37;
Pua. ST: Boyd, .7; Kanui, lb;
25; Harvey, 1; Emmeluth, 5.
Thereujwn Messrs. Kaulia. Kanuha,
Carter, Pua and Boyd, in addition to Mr.
Kalauokalani. were declared the nominees
of the convention, amid the wildest
tumult. An adjournment was then taken
for refreshments, consisting of sandwiches,
pie. root beer, jirujer ale and
soft drinks generally
On reasserablins o'clock the
Fourth and IHfth districts held separate
conventions for thepurpdse of nominating
representatives. -There was Sch
"of speechakfcg; tbe'natirare aU orators,
or they think they are, and
vs 'constantly oo tap. It was
the eak .point of the convention too
much talk and 'oo little action.
In the Fcsrth district the following
Dotafcatiast wers rasde:
J K. Clark, J K. Xakookoo. D.
D. Kalauokalani, Jr E. C
M- IL Kailimai, S. Kamakai.
R, Ilaiola. J C. Quinn. S. Meheuia. T.
a Polikapa. J. Kanui. D. IL Keliiaa IL
A ballo resulted as follows
Clark. 31 ; Xalrookoo. 24 : Knpzhea. 20 ;
Kalauokabni, Jr., 23: Macfariane, 30;
Kailimai. 21 ; Kamskaia. 4 : Ilaiola, 4 ;
Qtiina, 33; Meheuia, 30; Polikapa. 7;
Kanui. 3; Keliiaa. 10; Baker, 4. J
Messrs. Clark, Nakookoo.
Jr Macfarlane, Kalimai anS
Quinn were declared the candidates of
In the Fifth district the following arc
the nominees, together with the vote
each received on the first ballot:
J. P. Makainai, 34; Wm. 3Iossman,
51 ; Geo. Markham, 24 ; J. W., Bipikane.
9; J. Pendergrast," 22: Wm. Auld. 19;
a B. Maile. 0: S. K. Mahoe. 3S; G. K.
Kauoha. 22; J. K. Paele, 23: G.
2 ; II. Kauohilo,.4 ; W. K. Kaleihuia.
19; S. K. Oili. 5; J. M. Poepoe, 20: John
Emmeluth, 3; J. M. Kealoha. 3; Moses
Palau, 1; Geo. Kaia. 0: E. C. Roe. 5;
J. IL Kahahawai, o; J. Keau, 1G; S.
M. Damon, (I; B. U. Keliihenalu. 3.
Messrs, Makainai, Mossman, Markham,
Mahoe and J. K. Paele were declared
to be the choice of the convention.
Messrs. Pendergrast and Kauoha ran a
tie, each receiving 22 TOtes. On a second
ballot Pendergrast was made the
nominee, receiving 39 votes to 1G for his
The . convention then adjourned sine
ht a Legal Miser
Far Territory if Imii
Attorney General Griggs Indicates
That He Has Other Duties
A batch of correspondence was received
yesterday by Governor Dole from the
state department at Washington relating
to the claims of the Japanese and
Chinese for losses sustained im the
plague fire last winter. TheJetters were
in reply to a communication sent ly
Governor Dole, stating ihat he was powerless
to adjudicate the losses and requesting,
an interpretation of President
McKinley's telegram to the president of
the Hawaiian republic, approving the appointment
of a. commission of five to take
evidence of losses and to make awards.
Acting Secretary Adee says concerning
the president's telegram that since, it
was sent the Territory of Hawaii has
been erected, intimating thereby that a
change of status has come to pass so far
as - the. -federal, government, is -legally interested
in the adjudication of the fire
losses. The communication does not go
into detail in the discussion of thisj
phase of the matter.
An opinion of the. attorney general of
the United States is enclosed, which
states in part : "The claims of the Japanese
and Chinese subjects referred to are
not. in a legal sense, against the United
States, but against the Territory of Hawaii
or the municipality of Honolulu.
While in an international sense it may
properly be deemed the province of the
general government to watch that justice
is done to citizens and subjects of other
powers .whose peisons or property may
have been unlawfully interfered with or
injured, either by state or territorial authorities,
yet in the first instance it is
equally incumbent UDon the general government
to remit the question of obligation
in such cases to the territorial
it such opportunity as
may be necessary under the forms of law
that prevail within its jurisdiction, and to
look to the territory to provide ways
and means to meet such obligations as
may be established against it.
"It is not. under such circumstances,
the function of the attorney general of
the United States to direct or advise
the Territory of Hawaii in a matter of
domestic administration. Its action
must properly be advised by and taken
in conformity with the directionst the
law officers of the -territory and by the
established executive and legislative orders
of the government thereof."
Secretary Adee closes his letter with
the remark that Attorney General John
W. Griggs recommends that the very
reasonable suggestion of Governor Dole,
that the matter lie brought before the
first Hawaiian legislature, be acquiesced
Marine Hospital Service to Have
One-Half of Channel Wharf.
In executive council yesterday Qpv
ernor Dole reported that Dr. Carmichael
of the marine hospital service wanted at
least one-half of the Channel wharf for
use by his department for quarantine
purposes. After discussion, Superintendent
McCandles was requested to inform
Dr. Carmichael that he could have
as much of the wharf as may be needed
for the purpose mentioned, the remainder
to be used for dockage.
Wray Taylor, commissioner of agriculture,
read a letter from Dr. Stubbs relating
to the establishment of an experiment
The application of Aki Jc Co. of
for a light wine and leer license
was brought up by Mr. Lansing. A letter
from Sheriff Andrews was read opposing
the license. It was not granted.
The Hiwaiian Plumbing Supply Co.
was given permission to change its name
"by dropping th word "plumbing.
Governor Dole recommended the transfer
of $25,000 from the current fund to
the loan fund. The recommendation received
the approval of the council.
A letter was read from Harbor Master
Fuller, stating that the di edging being
done by, the Oahh Railway company is
filling up the harbor. The matter was
urged as worthy of action at ence. Accordingly.,
Superintendent McCandless of
the public work bureau notified the rail:
way compasy yesterday that the work
must l stopped.
. United States Court.
In the federal court yesterday Judge
Estee naturalised one lonesome applicant
from Sweden. His name is John
Sveason. He came In on a late train
aaslt failed to connect with the board of
refitrtieSf f " w
Jill. HI! SIMPS
HZ PLZTXm Sift TMAJLTT TO
xosxmT wixotx atm
Irrepressible Ths He
Has Bmb Savfkt sKt
There is Msmty Mi
The independents had a large aai
mass meeting at tbedrill
shed last erening, which really coalesced
with the parry's legislative
James Quinn made the principal sfteech
of the evening next to- Mr. WBcssfs
His words were listened W with
great attention and there was taaea
manifested" throughout- his
speech. His. remarks were translated by
S. K. Pua.
Quinn began by saying that tas impression
had gone forth that the;
did not care for taefr csoatry;
that all they cared for was fish
He wanted them to asil the lis by stowing
that they did care for their eBBry
and its welfare by the way taeyjjoted
at the coming election. He told them f
the results of municipal ge?ernBKafaad
that how whea the territory was tded
into counties aad tewassips
be no high slierif ; that that
individual who struts 'aboHt like a ftjjfkey
gobbler would be pais. Than voM be
no more appointsKBts by
The oScials of -the territory with the exception
of the Iprenfcsr ass ts ssfresre
judges weald he elected ay she fMpfe.
The people would thea be afek ta'.have
for their raters these whess.sssy' waited.
"The repubHeaas ham ;trtsedy "(felled
to take ap the issMe sf Jses iaterest
They are talfcJag ef McJOafey. Voters
in this have se vote fee Me-
T i .
Kisky. rtisia be fer ts local
issues. 'TaeKf'&ssXaMd f brisfiag fie
politics of the BMristasUass the poHcs
of Hawaii now. The rtsabMcaas'Svant
the native vote. They are tryiaf to
throw dust in tie eyes of the pesple."
He would ask the meeting in the words
of. Lorrin A. Thurston, "What do tbey
take us for? Do they take us for dogs
that turn and lick the foot of the SMster
that kickB them?' The republicaaJparty
is being run by the Bulletin crowd. I
remember once irhen the same Bulletin
came out and spoke of Queen Liliuokalanh I
as the ex-queen. A few hours after the
publication of the article the people went
to the Bulletin office and wanted to
throw the press into the street- The
same people who ran" "the Bulletin then
are trying to run the republican party
of Hawaii now. As we have no papers
of our own we must go" out and electioneer.
We must make ourselves- into a
committee of one and get votes for the
independent party. Allbinds of rumors
will be spread by the 'republicans. They
will say that Quinn has withdrawn and
that Pua has withdrawn. You must
not believe these reports. They will be
,rWhen I speak of the republican party
I mean the party here and not that
of the mainland. Judge Little of Hilo
has done a great deal for the Hawaiian
Islands. He is a republican like the republicans
of the mainland. W. O. Smith,
W. R. Castle, A. S. Hartwell and others
of the republicans 'of Hawaii went to
congress to try and keep the Ha waiians
from having a vote. - When they left
Washington the republicans called upon
Robert Wilcox. They received him as a
Hawaiian and heard what he had to say
as a Hawaiian. The leading republicans
of Hawaii tried to keep you from
having a vote. Wilcox and Judge-Little
were the men who got the votes for you.
"The republicans here say that they
will pay you money and give you luaus
to vote for them. I advise you to take
their money and eat attheir luaus, but
vote as you please. Vote for your party
and for. your leader, Robert Wilcox.
Don't let them throw dust in jour eyes.
"They talk about Sam Parker and say
that he is the only man that has the
ear of the president of the United States.
They talk about what Sam says
to ilcKinley and what McKinley says
to Sam. If Sam is the only one here who
is close to McKinley, why did he not get
the governorship of the territory? Now
he says that it is because he did not
want it. After the election he will say
that he did not want to be elected to
congress. Why should Parker go in
with the people who stole his country?
"I will now tell you a little anecdote.
I told it about nine years ago. There
was once a missionary who had
One day he was going along in
the mountains and he was on a very narrow
road. He met a big bear. He was
afraid to turn around and run, a the
bear would catch him if he did. He
could not climb up out of the bear's-way
as the mountain was too steep. HecouldJ tabllsh an experiment stition at Hono-
... - ... it lulu. It will be located n til A nisi se
not climb down out of reach for the
same reason. What did he do? Hs
knelt down in the road snd saidAOn,
Lord, please help me. I know I have
been bad. but help me to get away from
the Tear. Oh. Lord, if you won't help me,
please don't help the bear. Now I say
to vou Dcoole. if too don't the inde
pendent ticket, don't vote at all Tbel
miners maT sav that my speecfi was not
a speech. I know it is
It is from the bottom of sw seart. however,
and I mean what I say. I hep it
has found your hearts.
Robert Wilcox's speech was short; bat
pointed sad somewhat persoaaL He said
"There are misers aJoat to the effect
that I have been bought, body and ).!
by the other parties. Let sae mi yoa
there is not mosey eaoagh ia Beaeialato
buy me. and if I sheaM be elected as
delegate I will cars back loaded with
honors. Oar party is peer, aBaaoaUy.
but it is the brains in tha.ssaa will
telL - .
"The repuWicsBS d lesecrats hare
put aside fBOjOOO aad flMX
Iy for thi campaign. Vse their money
srI u it well, oat wte ant! stand steadfast
by your ticket. Remtaber. with
what measnre ye njete it stall be measured
back to yoa again." We are a
down-trodden people. Show to tb other
parties what yon can 6t at the coming
elections. The rejwblkana are IS
snakes down them, t ask that those
satire Hawaiians who have joined the
republican and democratic parties to come
back to their fold once more."
KU3T DOW BY HACX3CAX.
John C. Baird Seriously' Injured by
a Chinese Driver.
John C Baird, United States attorney,
has been scarcely able to get to his office
since Tuesday. On that morning he
was spinning up King street on his bicycle.
A Chinaman driving a hack was
on the opposite side of the street, driving
rapidly in the same direction. The
Oriental driver suddenly whirled his
team across the stiett and tared them
in the opposite course, colliding with
Mr. Baird. who made a futile effort to
dodge the catastrophe by back-pedaling.
The attorney was knocked down,
tramped upen ind knocked insensible.
In falling he struck against the hack
springs, cutting a bis gash on his chin
and neck. The juguiar vein was exposed
and narrowly missed being ruptured.
Dr. Galbraitli mnde the necessary surgical
repairs. Th Chinaman made"hasie
to escape the scene of the accident and
the number of his hack was not obtained.
Mr. Baird is yet out of danger, as
blood poisoning may develop.
Supreme Court Decisions
Is Viewed by Public
Generally Believed. That Conviction.
on Verdict of Nine Men is
Many and cutting were the remarks
made yesterday by business men and attorneys
upon the diametrically opposed
opinions rendered by the Bupreme court
in the. JSdwarda and Marshall cases.
Practically every man who spoke tojR
publiean 'reporter upoathe subject!
rterdafj.deaqoticed theL decision in the
as an outrage and a travesty
upon justice That a man could-' be
convicted of an infamous crime by a
jury of nine men and without an indictment
having been returned by a grand
tjury seemed too incredible for belief. Instead
of being under English and Amer
ican law it would seem jthat the Territory
of Hawaii had reverted back to
the old French code preceding the Code
Napoleon. The following from the
Evening Bulletin was heartily endorsed
by citizens generally last nighti
The decisions of the supreme court in
the Edwards case and the Marshall case
are the most magnificent travesty on justice
that was ever witnessed in tho
American nation. Two men come before
this august body charged with a criminal
offense. Their liberty depends on the
decision rendered on identically the same
point of law. One goes free,- the other
to jail. If the sentences imposed by the
lower courts are any criterion, the man
set free was a greater criminal than
the one imprisoned. One was a crime
gainst civilized humanity, the other the '
product of a fanatical mind.
"If the monarchy fnrnishfd topics for
an opera bouffe this ought to create material
for a farce comedy. It seems to
establish the fact that a supreme court
decision docp not establish a point of
law but merely furnishes a source of argument
which the next day may be upset,
kicked about trampled under foot,
and a citizen 'be thereby refused his liberty
or a criminal set free.
"Lawyers may view the contradiction
as one of the curious results of legal
technicalities. The people, who look to
the courts for justice, have no time or
desire for consideration for technicalities,
see in this result a failure of the
citizen threatened. Justice is impossible
under these decisions. The personnel of
the men involved or the crime of which
they were found guilty is of small moment.
The facts before the court were
practically the same. Either one released
has escaped justice and the one
jailed is suffering -an injustice or the reverse
"Fortunately there is now a source of
appeal to the national, courts. The people
of this territory are indifferent to
their duty, lacking in their appreciation
of justice if they fail in taking advantage
of their present privilege and
carrying the case to the highest courts of
Hawaii to Have an
Secretary Wilson Has Acted Fa
vorably Upon the Report
of Dr. Stubbs.
Information comes from Dr. Wm. C.
Stubbs, director of the Lonisiana experiment
station, that Secretaty Wilson
of the agricultural department
lected by Dr. Stubbs on the reservation
back of MakikL The letter in which
this news comes was susmittcl to the
executive council yesterday by Wray
Taylor and reads as rollois:
"Lonisiana Sugar Experiment Station.
Audubon Park. New Orleans. La..
Sept. 17, 1900.
"Mr. Wray Taylor, Commissioner of
Agriculture and Forestry. Honolulu.
"My Dear Sir I have made my report
to .the president and secretary,
which will be adopted. That report
that the experiment station be
located on the plat assigned by your
former governisent for the experiment
station. The 220 acres, a part of which
has been set aside by proclamation of
President McKinley, we will try to recover.
I have recoatmended that the
director be appointed, which will be done,
iauaediately. He will probably be there
ts take charge before the begianiag of
the next year. He will clear the grounds,
erect the buildings and get ready for the
TTisiisTrr of his staff, which will follow
as soon a Is ha everything is readiness.
-I hav also recommended that Governor
Dole, yourself and th
of publJc lands (Mr. Brown) K an
advisory council to the director, the derails
of which will be attended to in a
few weks. I think in a few months:
yon wiirhav a fully equipped experiment
station right at your doors. We
are now hunting for a suitable director.
wa:ca i am sorry to say ts no easy
"We are under many obligations to
you and Mr. Haugh for the seed wh'ca
yoa had prepared for ns, and assure
you that they are very highly appreciated
"I have seen Secretary Wilson and
Mr. Pincbot. the forester, and both have
promised to send an expert foroter
some time in Xovember.
"I send you today a catalogue or year
book of Audubon Park and will be clad
to furnish you with anything therefrom
that you do not possess and at the same
time will be thankful for anything that
you do not find in the catalogue, for our
own collection. Very truly yours,
"WM. a STUBBS. Director.
LESLIE M'COMBE WILL 8TAY.
Attachment Proceeding Stops Proposed
Journey on Peking.
J. Leslie McCombe. evangelist and
sailors' friend, for profit only, intended
to leave in the Pekinc todav for the
cosat, hut on account of a little disagreement
about a small sum of money with
a man named Durrant the nemesis of all
shipping masters will tarry here awhile.
It seems that McCombe went good for
the board bill of n young man who had
been helping him in his evangelistic
work among the sailors. The oung
man was out of work and in the goodness
of his heart the exhorter made himself
liable for the joutli. As Durrant had
not received any money for the keep of
the young man either from McCombe or
the recipient of the hospitality, he at
Cached McCombe's baggage. Now Mc
Combe will remain and fight the case.
Inquiry Por Verigny.
The state denartment at Washinglou
forwarded a letter of inquiry from the
editor of the Danske Stntskalendar of
Copenhagen to Governor Dole concerning
Charles de- Verigny, formerly minister
of foreign affairs of Hawaii.
was at of Hawaiian foreign
affairs twenty-five or thirty years ago
under the monarchy. The last heard of
him he was traveling in France
A petition for a writ of liabeas corpus
will be to Judge Estee today
in the case of William Marshall, in whose
case a decision was rendered on Tuesday
by the court. Two points
will be made in the petition. One that
the defendant Marshall was not indicted
by a grand jury and the ether that he
was not convicted by a unanimous verdict
of twelve men.
Wants a Paymaster.
Captain Merry, commandant of the
navy station here, has made application
to have a paymaster appointed for duty
here. The many friends of Paymaster
Stanton, so well and favorably known
here, are in hopes he may get the job.
Arrest of a Deputy
Sheriff is Ordered
Ho is Charged with Having Illegally
Collected Money From
Deputy Sheriff IL Waialeale of Kbloa.
Kauai, has apparently allowed his cupidity
to overcome his sense and
will be called to account. That is. he
will be called -to account if High Sheriff
A. M. Brown executes the orders of Attorney
The attorney general instructed the
high sheriff lasr Tuesday to arrest
and prosecute him. The charges
are that this subordinate of the high
sheriff mulcted the Chinese and Japanese
storekeepers on Kauai. Under the guise
of granting them licenses he collected
214 that the attorney general knows
of, but the limits of the deputy's alleged
frauds are not known. Instead of
giving a license for the moneys taken,
Waialeale is said to have merely issued
The information. leading to the steps
taken to apprehend the deputy, was
placed before the executive council at
the meeting of that body last Monday.
The names of the parties imposed upon
by the officials were not given, but the-sources
are described as authentic.
Waialeale is a candidate on the republican
and on the citizens' ticket for
representatie in the territorial legislature
from the Sixth district.
The circumstances were reported at
republican headquarters last eight, but
the executive committee did not consider
the matter at its meeting. The fact that
the time has passed for filing nominations
will prevent any movement for the
naming of a substitute on the ticket. It
is probable, however, tnat the central
committee will take some action disclaiming
Mr. Waialeale was at one time a member
of the Honolulu police force. Dr.
B. F. Sandow. republican committeeman
on Kauai, will be requested to make a
report on the matter for the guidance
of the territorial executive committee.
F. J. Church and Misa Elizabeth
Stcyne were married last evening nt the
Waikiki residence of W. R. Castle. The
ceremony took place in the presence of
over a hundred friends of the contracting
parties and was performed by the
Rev. Mr- 0bourne of St- Andrew's
W. L. Castle gae the bride away. A.
L. C. Atkinson was best man and Miss
.Bacon was bridesmaid. Tarn MeGrew
and W. W. Ricker were the ushers.
After the ceremony the guests partook
of' a light repast, and dancing was enjoyed
to the music furnished by the Quintette
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TERRITORY M P1Y
Uncle Sam JSTot Liable
for Those Issued
SO 10US k LEGAL ADVISER
OPINION OF ASSISTANT ATTORNEY
UPON THE SUBJECT.
He Says the Territorial Treasury
Beceivod the 3foney and Therefore
The impression that in
these islands would be. reimbursed by the
United States for all stamps in their
possession June 14. lOOOt. is erroneous.
Uncle Sam will not stand for a graft of
that wjrt from hts baby territory. H
is not out looking for cold bricks. If
postmasters are to be reimbursed it will
be by the Territory of Hawaii.
The authorities at Washington act
on the presumption that the postmasters"
money paid for stamps is lying In the
vaults of the territorial rreaaury and aptly
suggest that it should be drawn upon
to iay posmasters for unused Hawaiian
stamps in the hands of Hawaiian postmasters
when the islands were made
into a territory of the United States last
June. The following letter was received
from Third Assistant Postmaster General
Madden by Governor Dole yesterday
'You are hereby informed that notice
has been sent to postmasters of Ibe Territory
of Hawaii who have remitted the
stock of stamped paper ou hand in their
respective otfices at the close of business
on June 13. U90. to this office for cancellation;
that under the proxlsibns of
the act of congress entitled. 'An act to
provide a government for the Territory
of Hawaii. according to a recent opinion
of the assistant attorney general for the
postoffice department, no credit ,can be
allowed them, and it is presumed you will
make some arrangement for their reimbursement."
The assistant inmmnster general enclosed
the opinion of Assistaut Attorney
General Tyner. which recites :
"At the time of tho passage of tlie act
of April 30. 1000, congress was
the provisional government of
was conducting an independent
postal service, in connection with which
postage stamps had been issued-and that
souic oi mos,' stamps would remain
unsold in postoffices nt the tim tho
postal service was to be axsutiicd
by the United States. Provision was
made for the destruction of these stamp
under the direction of the postmaster
geneial of the United State. -Why?
Because the last clause of section 00 provided
that the stamps theretofore sold at
Hawaiian postollices should be accepted
by the United States for postage, and to
have permitted Hie stock in th hand
of the Hawaiian government to remain
nndestroyed would have opened the door
to the exact condition that confronts
In other wordi this stock of the post-office
department of Hawaii might hav?
reached the hands of private persons
who would have claimed its redemption
in obligations of the United State.
"If congress had intended to reimburse
these postmasters out of fund from the
United States treasury it could have said
that the Hawaiian government should
pass oxer to the treasurer of the United
States the moneys collected from postmasters
for stock issued to them, and
that the United States would under!.,
take to settle ihese balances with thr
persons who had been iwstmasters ; but
they did no such thing. Iie Uepu'alic
of Hawaii, or the provisional government,
has received the face value of evry
stamp issued to the postmaster and thU
money is now in the treasury of Hawaii,
as provided in the Organic Act;"
Th Hawaiian government rendered no
service for this money, and why should
the territory retain the same and ask
the postoffice department of the United
Stat to settle its obligations with its
"With respect to the sidmp sold by
the Hawaiian government to individuals,
which the United States agrees to aeopt
as postage, the conditions arc different.
Th United State- has assumed the privileges
and obligations of the postal service
of Hawaii, and one of thos obligations
is to tranrfirt malt matter in the
ame mannvr a the Hawaiian postal es
tablishment would have done and to ac
cept in payment postage stamp sold to
the public at Hawaiian postofSces. The
conclusion is inevitable that congress Intended
the provisional government to
settle accounts with it postmasters up
to the time the United States ahould take
charge of the postal establishment.
"If the Territory of Hawaii cannot,
refund, out of the moneys in iw '
ury. received from the provisional government,
the amounts paid by postmasters
for stamps theu it should ask
for the authority to do so. for there
is no reason to my mind why the Territory
of na'wait should retain this money.
The above informtioa has bn nt to
all postmasters in tht? islands. How-
pver, a number of them hail, forwarded
their Hawaiian postage stamps to Wash
ington with the idea that thy would be
reimbursed froui that quarter. Such .
stamx at Washington will be destroyed"
and certificates of the amounts and oamtt
of postmaster sent to the territorial government,
to which the postmaster will
hae to look for pay.
Under the old system in these islands
each postmaster paid cash for his
stamps, hence all that were in the hand-s
of postmasters Jane 1!. lOflO. rrpreMint
jo much cold cash out of band. These
individuals will now look to the territorial
government for reimbursement.
None of the postoJEce officials seu by
The Republican representative Inst
night could give any Idea as to the
amount of stamps outstanding for which
the, territorv ja liable. r .