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XME HONOLULU REPUBLICAN, SATCRDAI, NOVEMBER 17, 1900
THE HONOLULU kPUBLICAN
Published Every Morning Except
by the Robt. Grieve Publishing
EDWIN S. GILL - - EDITOR
Business Office llain -U
Editorial Rooms.- Main 123
. Entered at the Post Office at Honolulu,
H. T., as mail.
Por ilonth, by Carrier J .75
One Yoer, by MalL S.00
Six Months, by Mail 4.00
Three Months, by Mail or Carrier. 2.25
HONOLULU, H. T, XOV. 17, 1U00.
MaMi TWweUii 73 0 decree.
MtatauuBTmaperfttar 71. iozirrtn.
Maxamm .6. ttopr&t,
Ilmpmnif 1 s t t p. m.
Ha Dr Ftotat tor tks Iter
Onta, tMUtnnr Jr, moattr wmbwwiE
1'OBKOWT TOH VODiT.
Otoftrtnc ratbcr Hkely to rein
soon be here and the
roer4mnt who would le
fluceegeful fn socuriin: the holiday
trade inut "hustle," aud he must
call to his aid mi ally that will
mipixwl him in his ewUitvors. That
loyal. rtmdfast and strong ally is
itewtpaper advertieinf:. It makes
the wforis of biisiiiestf so 'round.
1m Honolulu yoor stroucest ally is
The Itepttblicaii. heeau.se it is the
iwiwr with tire lantettt circulation.
It ha lmn 'ltoen ns a lornl,
titeadfftet and winning ally lty nil
of the mot Migcefeful ltusine.s
men of the Hawaiian eauital. and
,it Is ready to Mp you make the
comitM" holiday sohkiii the biggest
in the history of your lioue.
THE SUNDAY REPUBLICAN.
You nut not miss tomorrow's Sunday
IteiMibliran. It will be tlie most
raadalrfe ami newsiest jmper ever issued
in UoKoluiu. Aimiiii: the many
features will he:
Full returns of the election uon the
How tho sovsrnnicnt QtEcinls nud employ
in Hawaii worked for the
of the indoiMinlent candidates: and
nptliwU the regular runublicnn nominees.
iHtereatiiis story about Washington
lMaee, built by Csjit. Poininis. and the
ninny articles of virtu the ex-queen and
her consort gathered there.
"A Fall From Grace" the most interesting
short story of the year, lieing
n story of piracy in the Pacific ocean, in
which kanaka tailors played a part.
Gossip about the fashions and local
tociety by "Chiffoii.
Window decorations in Honolulu
And all the local news of the city.
Don't it; it will be a great paper.
With a municipal government of the
right sort, public utilities, such as electric
light and telephones, could be eon-trolled
by the city.
Spwl the day of municipal government
when the city of Honolulu can haw a
voice iu controlling all public utilities.
Mich as cJectric lights, telephones and
street car service.
An amtouHccHicnt in an eastern paper
tlmt the Hawaii an sugar planters are
looklug for ir.000 men of auy nationality
led the Norfolk. Va.. Landmark to say.
"The question is, how much money are
they looking with?"
in order that her inhabitants will have
the iner feeling of civic pride it is
necessary for Honolulu to become an
city. No place without city
government can command the civic pride
that is so necessary to the making of a
great city. Honolulu wants to grow auu
prosper and to do this she must be set
aside as a city with all the
rights and privileges of a city, including
An experiment In free telephone service
was made last wiuter in Jancsville.
a Wisconsin city of about lli.000 people,
and the results have been told by G. It.
Wicked, an instructor in economics at
Dartmouth, In a recent issue of The Municipally,
a publication of the
League of Municipalities. At the
Mtggotion of the mayor the telephone
company voluntarilyestablished a free telephone
booth on the sidewalk at thecorner
of two of the principal streets. After a
few mouths trial the experiment was
votfd a success and the telephone company
thought of erecting another booth.
It list of lymg subscribers had increased
with, remarkable rapidity, the
addition leirir largely due to the increased
value of telephone ervice to
merchants by reason of the number of
leople with whom the free telephone
brought them into communication. But.
after all this promise, the plan was
abandoned, because of the iniproier use
made of the free telephone by mischievous
or vicious people. Mr, Wicker pertinently
suggests that the result in
ought nor to prevent further experiments
with free telephones, but that,
on the contrary, the temporary success
achieved by the unprotected free booth
on the sidewalk ought to lead to the establishment
of free stations in public
buildings such an engine houses, where
their use can in large measure be
Every day in Honolula but sets forth
more of the beauties of living txsder. a
rentralued'sovemiaent condected In the
interests of a family compact, instead of
sofTering from the wickedness of a proper
municipal sorernment. An illastratfoa
of the methods fo lonr in
vogue wbn anything that would work
for the private gain of a favored few
was all right, has ben afforded the last
few days by the terrible menace to life
by the live wire of the Electric Light
Company ami the miserable vrvice of rh
With a municipal government there
would be a mjns at hand to quickly
reach the monopolistic corporations
Utroozh municipal ordinance, bet as it is
they can go on in the old way in defiance
of fHiMic opinion and in ntter disregard
of human life. The manner in which
live electric wre are over
the streets of this town by the
Ekctric Light Company U an im-
jKwitkm upon the people that should
not be tolerated. It is not -o very Ions
"ince that two mn and a hors were
killed in front of the oW fire station on
Kins street. nr Alakea. But did
thi terrible disaster operate as a
warning agaijtjt the careless and
oianner of stringias live
the city? Not at all. The
am reckless and indifferent
Only about three weeks ago a taker
in the New England bakery was killed
beeau''' of a live wire coming ,in contact
with an incandescent licbt wire. A
Hoi was nearly killed and a serIou fir-
uarrowly averted by the crosinc of lijrl't
wires and telephone wires at the corner
of Liliho and School streets Thursday
nisbt. When Deputy Sheriff Chilling-worth
tplephoned to the electric ligh
works nlout the danger, he wa infonned
that there was no one at the works who
could be s'nt out to remedy the troubV.
His request was treated with the indifference
for which the electric company i
notorious when complaints are made to it.
It is within die knowledge of The
that the Electric Light company
was notified over a mouth ago of t"
dangerous condition of the wires near the
School street bridse. The company was
informed how their wires crowed i telephone
wire and how the wires were emitting
brilliant Hashes of light and that a
rain storm would cause the crossed wire
to do crent damnze. hut no attention
was paid to the warning.
Human life is cheap in the eyes of the
Klectric Light Company. A man or tw
electrocuted does not count for much. Of
course thf company has an exclusive franchise,
which would never in the worl.I
stand a test in the courts, but even that
exclusive franchise does not grant it any
rights to so string its wires as to become
a wholesale executioner in Honolulu.
It is high time for the Territorial oHi.
cials to compel this greedy corporatnn
to take steps to protect the people from
its man-killing wires.
It needs something mote than a new
manager to brine any sort of relief to
the miserable telephone service now pretended
to be rendered in Honolulu. The
Republican does not doubt that Mr. Cochran
has3striyen to his utmost to try to
make thcTservice more effective, but it is
not tdinply in the exchange or with the
switchboards that the trouble lies. Like
the Electric Light Company, the Telephone
Company strung its wires in the
reckless manner and with no apparent
effort to prevent induction from
live wires. People living out Punnhou
and Makiki way and up Nuuanu vallev
have made numerous complaints of the
awful roaring in their instruments especially
at night, and the inability to hear
and to be heard over the telephone. This
troulile does not exist to any, great extent
in the day time. It is 'so bad at
night Tor the reason that the telephone
wires arc strung so close to live electric
light wires that the telephone wires be
come unduly charged by induction, making
it practically impossible to use the
During the heavy rains of the past
mouth this trouble has been magnified
many fold by the weather conditions. No
attempt, apparently, has been made by
the company to remedy the evil. Complaints
have been met with the reply that
"we are doing our utmost to improve the
service." This plea has been set forth for
mouths aud months until the. patience of
the people has Itecome exhausted.
Last uight a gentleman living on an
uptown street tried to call up a friend
down town from his residnce. He tried
for over ten minutes to get Central, utterly
failing in his efforts. When h first
tried to call Central, to give the number
he wanted, he heard a woman's voice try
ing also to get Central. The woman kept
rej)eating. "Central. White 4431-2721."
All the time this man was trying to get
Central he could hear the woman also
repeating the numbers she wanted connected.
But neither she nor the man relating
the incident were able to get Cen
tral even. let alone getting the number
they wanted to talk with. Instp?d of
having linemen out over the lines yester
day after the heavy rains of the two
days, subscribers must wait ui'til
it suits the convenience of the compiny
to fix the wires.
The experiences of reporters for this
paper in the last few days in trying to
call up the office while out on dutv has
shown the utter fallacy of any of tlie
claims for improvement of the service.
On Thursday one reporter tried six different
times to call up the office for
tions and to report on his assignment
but failed to get an answer, though ssie
one was in the office to answer him every
time he tried to call. Another reporter
had a similar experience yesterday, calling
the office four times without result.
Being told there was no answer" when
making his fourth attempt, the reporter
asked for the business office. Tb;s he secured
and in that way reached the editorial
department. At the very moment
he was told "no answer" could be secured
from the editorial rooms a member of the
staff was in the editorial rooms waUing
for the reporter to call up the office and
wondering why he had not obeyed instructions.
Central had simply made no
effort whatever to ring up the editorial
rooms in response to the request of the
reporter for them to do so.
Another member of the staff had a similar
experience in tryimc to get th ciScc
of the clerk of the court yesterday.
These experiences of member of the
staff of The Republican are hut saaples
of the experience of hundred of
senbers to the telephone aerrke aad are
merelr riven as illostranoss of. ta
tempts at telephone service and cot tot
air personal grievances. Nearly every
day complaints of the service are received
S at this bat we have refrained from
pahlishinr them ia hope that the lonr
promised "reforms would be begun sokw
There seeas to be but one method for
the people to adopt if they wish, to s-care
decent telephone service, and that is
the plan adopted by the merchants and
residents of Seattle a short time ago.
There over three thousand of the tele -
phone subscribers agreed In a body to
take their telephones out on a certain
day. Needless to say that Ions-promised
reforms came about with a rush. Some
such heroic measure here on the part
of the people. led by the chamber of
commerce or the retail merchants. won!J
result in sweeping and immediate improvement
in the telephone service in Honolulu.
No other course promises any
It is time to give a salutary lesso.i tw
these arch monopolies, the Electric Light
Company and the Telephone Company,
and teach them that they cannot contiice
forever upon the theory of "the
Speaking of the denial of the
of Hawaii to permit the men
in the coastwise shipping tra2
of Hawaii who make tneir homes
vessels on which they are employe
to register and vote, the Adtertiser, ic
its ignorance, runs amuck of the law ii
New York state and its application U
men engaged in shipping in that stati'
There are hundreds and thousands vi
nen employed in the shipping interest
sf New York state, on the lakes, on tL
anals and on the rivers and in N
Tork harbor, who have no home except
az on the vessels upon which they ar,
mployed. Notably is this so of the men
jii the canal boats and barges. In Nru
York these men are permitted to registn
md vote in the city they claim as the"i
residence, the boat being considered s
.jart of the precinct in which it is locate
it the time of registration and at tiir
hne of election. They are not deprivu
if their franchise because they fail tc
have an abode in some house on siior'
as the Supreme Court of Hawaii do
nritcd the employes of the
ttenmship companies of their rights o
"ranchise becaue they did not have .t
lbode on shore. The only home tho
nnds of men engaged in the coasting c
lomestic steamships in the state of Nn
Vork know from one years end to a
jther is the boat on which they are er
doyed. and so it is with many of t'
mployes on the Itoats engaged in ty
oasting trade between these islant
The home port of the boats is Honohf
md in this home port the men would '
"utitled to ote. tinder the New Yo"
;w.s as interpreted by the highest com-if
that state, but of course such rulii
'oes not hold with the very superior s
iremc court of the Territory of Hawa'
What rank can Honolulu ever hope t
"lave in the list of American cities r
!ong as she is not a city, has no defin
Mmits as a city, no municipal organiz
tion or government? In order to ta1
'ier proper position among the gre
enters of the world it is r
lonolulu to lecome an incorporated city,
vith a properly constituted municipal
A Public Scandah
From the Ercning Independent.
One of the first duties of the legisl
:ure will be to devise means to uisfra
base the Hawaiian Electric compai.
which now possesses a monopoly, ai
vhich, besides utterly failing in fu
nishiug a decent service, is, through ti
ncompetency or criminal negligence
its employes, jeopardizing the lives .
the citizens who pass thru gh t'
When the police yesterday evenii
telephoned to the power station th
live wires were raising the deuce all o
the town and that the situation ne:
School street bridge was absolutely 'a.
getous, the answer was that the for
at the station was composed of an ek
trician and a Japanese aud that it w
impossible for the electrician to la'
the machines. Mr. Chillingworth askn
through the telephone whether the sc
vices of an outside electrician could t
obtained, promising to pay the expensf
out of his own iwcket. and he receive
an answer in the negative. He thr
dispatched a police officer to the pow.
tation with a request that the
turned off before any srions accide;
should happen. The answer was tha
the electrician could only do so by nr
irder from the manager, who fould. no
The taxpayers cannot afford to tak'
iny chances of such a nature any longer
We can no longer listen to promises.
We are living on promises from the
company, promises that never yi
have been fulfilled, and the Hawaiiar
Electric company is even worse because
its work is so dangerous. We under
stand that the rates of the company will
be raised after the ice-deal has been made
for the benefit of the everlasting family
compact and that the leading stockholders
content themselves by telling the
complaining public "What are you going
to do about it?" P. C Jones and hit
colleagues do not own the legislature this
time, and we have no doubt that that
august Ixxly will find some means to
cancel the franchise granted for the purpose
of. the company's furnishing am
not entering on the business of general
For a New Sensation.
One boon do I crave out of Fortune"?
One bliss of the many that's doled oat
by Fate r
Tis not that some maid should be loving-
Tis not gift of wealth, I am happy to
Xot even that Fame came and crowned
me with bay;
.Xor curl from a head wreathed with
But ah 3 I've been craving for many a day
A kith from the lipth of a maiden that
ffoy Forrrtf Greene; " fe Smart Sci.
T. M. C. A.jMall mday.
Tomorrow afternoon at 4 p. a. Rev.
J. Elmer RacaeQ will address yoting men
at the T. 3L C. A. hall o The Manli
ness of Chrirt." An iBvitatio is ex-
'tended to all yean men.
IcGMan, Pond.& Go
Residence Sites on.
are scare, and held at
increasingly high priees.
V.E offer a very choice corner with
cottage, commanding the - . .
Ocean View from the
Harbor to Diamond Head.
Tel. Main 69 - - Jadd Bnildinc
Hawaiian bailor Bureau
"Will engage laborers
in Hawaiian Islands
FaisphonE ami will furnish them
to plantations, individuals,
230 linns, or corporations;
?. 0. Box
and .furnish experienced
877 a n d reliable
JIAGOOX BLTLDDsG, EOOM 15
i Merchant Street, Honolulu.
J. H. FISHER,
Agent Hawaiian Islands.
4FI1ST GLaSS BOARDiNSr
I ' AT THE
King St. Opp., Kawaiahao Church
STAR DAIRY CO.
OFFICE Eoom 1, Magoon Buildup,
Corner Merchant and Alakea Sts.
Telephone MAIN 391.
Dairy Telephone BLUE 3171.
A. B. DOAK,
Contractors & Builders
General Business Agency.
All kinds of laborers' supplies.
On hand ready to supply.
Poatoffice Box 878.
King Street, near Liliha (Ewa side.)
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBW Svh SJBBBBBBB
THE BMK OF BiWllI.
Incorporated Under the Laws of the
Republic of. Hawaii.
OFFICERS TJ DIRECTORS:
Charles M. Coofce President
P. C. Jones Vice-President
C. H. CooSe Cashier
F. C Athertoa Assistant Cashier
s Directors: Henry "Waterhouse, Tom
May, F. W. Mncfnrlane. E. D. Tenney,
J. A. McCandless.
Solicits the Accounts of Finns, Corporations,
Trusts, Individuals and will
promptly and carefully attend to all
business connected with banking entrusted
to it. Sell and purchase
Exchange, issue Letters oC Credit.
Ordinary and Term Deposits received
and Interest allowed in accordance
with rules and conditions printed In
passbooks, copies of which may be had
on application. v
Judd building. Fort street.
0LAG5 SPRECKELS. VM. G. IRW!
Claus Spreckels & Co.,
HONOLULU. - - - H.T.
San Francisco Agents The Nevada
- National Bank of San Francisco.
DRAW EXCHANGE ON
SAN FBANCISCO The Nevada Ni
Bank of San Francisco.
LONDON The Union Bank of London,
NEW rOKK Exchange
CHICAGO Meuhsmts' .National
PARIS Credit Lyonisais.
BERLIN Dresdner isnk.
Hongkong and Shanghai Bankinc
NEW ZEALAND ND
Bank of New ZeaJar.d.
Bank of British North America.
TRANSACT A GENERAL BANKING
AND EXCHANGE BUSINESS.
Deposits Received. Loans Made on
Approved Security. Commercial and
Travelers' Credit Issued. Bills of Exchange
Bought and Sold.
COLIiECTIONS PROarPTLT ACCOUNTED
BISHOP & CO.
TRANSACT A GENERAL BAN ICING
Commercial and Travelers Letters of
Credit issued, available in all the
Principal Cities of the World.
INTEREST allowed on lixed depositsr
SEVEN days notice 2 per eent. (This
form will not bear interest unless it
remains undisturbed for one month.)
Three Months 3 per cent, per annum.
Six Months 3J per cent, per annum.
Twelve Months -1 per cent, pet
For Christmas Presents
We have now
? EflDROI&EKCB LIPEN .
ranging from 25c to
The above were all personal! selected by me when in
England and being imported under the old duties and marked
accordingly, I believe those who take advantage of this sale
will get the cheapest and handsomest goods ever offered in
NO. 10 FOBT STBEET
for the price alcrve re will re-enamel
your wheel, i" a r that
ill Kinds of Repair fork.
Rifles, Shot Gins, Cartridges, Etc.
Pacific Cycle and M'fg. Co., Ltd.
BOERS' Wmt FORT STREET.
By the Steamer Zelandia.
We. have received an extra choice assortment in
Everything that the market aflbrds in
FRUITS and VEGETABLES
Also Fancj Cream Cheese, Frozen Poultry aud
Oysters and oui usual sjipply of Gruenhagcn's
2 E3IC3 TOFREES 2
THE WATERHOUSE STORE THE MclNTYRE STORE
Bethel Street, Telephone 24 Cor. King and Fort Sts. Tel 82
I Qaul '
Champagne Nature (Yin Brat),
Owing fo its rare Excellenco
commands a higher price in
England than any other
QU ALIT Y
W. C. PEACOCK & CO., LTD.
SOLE AGENTS TERRITORY OF HAWAII.
E. W. JORDAN
. flO. 10 pO$T STREET
on display in our window a splendid
from to 14 inch hem in all qualities
& va LTD.
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Honiton, Dachesa, Brussels Point, Maltese (in silk), Embroidered Chiffon
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