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RIGHT Of HOI RULE
Attempts of Legislatures
I REACTION HIS HOW SET IN
BARRIERS RAISED IN. A NUMBER
OF THE STATE CONSTITUTIONS.
-Towns Made the State, Not the State
the Town" Notable Address on
a Question o! Vital Concern to
Honolulu Is not the only city In the
Tnitd States In which the question
ol municipal home rule Is affording
the chief topic of discussion. Many
titles on the mainland are advocating
revision of their charters so as to
make them more independent of State
control and give them a greater
moiety of home rule.
For several years legislatures of
some of thei statftfi have been sieaunj
encroaching nport the' rights (oU the
ltie. InterforlnK with or restricting
their legitimate .functions, and In
many instances putting under state
control departments that form an Integral
part of the machinery of city
government. Further encroachments
along this line are threatened from
state legislatures scheduled,, to meet
next January, The most radical step
In the direction of state control of
municipal powers is proposed In New
York. Senator Piatt, the recognized
Republican leader, in ordercj.0 obtain
mntrol of New York City, proposes
to push through the legislature a bill
depriving New York City, Buffalo,
Rochester and Syracuse
of police control, and
!.. l- Tli TifrTi"itlvl
lowed to foot the bills. Naturally the
proposod doparture In police control
arouses widespread indignation in the
ritlws affected, and its appearance in
th legislature will provoke tho greatest
legislative contest witnessed it
Albany In many yenrs. ending In Its
The practice of state interference
with functions purely municipal, as so
veil Illustrated in the government of
Hawaii, has been carried to such
lengths In a few states as to imperil
the foundation principles of home
rule and tho welfare of the cities.
The result Is that, a sorlous reaction
lias t in and the' political bosses In
the states who correspond to the
compact In Hawaii, are fleeing
from the wrath to come. This fart
was dearly shown by Amasa M. Eaton
of Providence. R I.. In a recent
delivered before the Society of
Municipal Officers' in Tremont Temple,
Boston. Mr. Eaton dte.4v many instances
showing -the reaction against
state intorforence, both by constitu?
tlonal restraints and court decision.
He overlooked the decision of the Nebraska
Supreme Court in the Omaha
police commission case, which wa3 an
endorsement of the principle of municipal
home rule which the speaker
cloauentlv defonded. According to the
Boston Transcript report, Mr. Eaton
reviewed at lqngth the origin and
of town governments
from the earliest times, in order to
show that tho doctrine that tho creation
of tho original New England
town was tho creatuf ofc the legislature
is based on a legal fiction, contrary
to the facts of history,
Cities Before States.
-It is submitted that this neces
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sarily rapid survcyf:'thcorigin and
establishment of governments in all
the New England stages sticks conclusively
that when they'vere settled it
had not become forgotten, as It has
now. that a municipal corporation
can be formed by voluntary association
and consequently without authority
from the crown. The settlers associated
themselvesjtogether as towns
and took, unto themselves and exerted
the privileges, franchises and
liberties properly appurtenant Jto such
a form of municipal Incorporation, including
the free election of their own
town officers, magistrates and deputies
to the legislature, the independent
exercise of jurisdiction in their own
courts and under their own ordinances
and self-taxation for town purposes,
paying to the colony the down's quota
of the general tax. subject, of course,
to the authority of the legislature to
enact general legislation, or, upon request
of anr town, to mold and direct
its exercise of town power, as the occasion
might require We have seen
how, through the encroachments of
the central power supported by decisions
of the judiciary, town powers
have become limited, although wo cannot
trace, the steps of this limitation,
because Jrom 1620 to 1790 the
Ions of tar courts were not reported.
We haTe seen how. trader the dictation
of the bosses in charge of the
machine dominant in the legislature,
a new system has been deiised and
successfully used in several states to
do away still further with the rights
of the towns to the management of
their local affairs, nnder claim of the
exercise of the power of the state, by
means of boards to be appointed by
the governor, with power over matters
hitherto left to the towns, the towns
to pay the members of these boards,
although they are not to have any
control over them. These laws are
palpably Intended to reward henchmen
with fat places and to bring recalcitrant
towns under the power of
the machine that, cannot otherwise
reach, them. It will be found upon examination
where these acts are carried
through the legislature that the
nartlcular town or city to be affected
is of the opposite faith in politics from
the legislature. A serious blow is
thus 6truck at our political rights, and
the courts having auopted a wrong
theory and being Ignorant of the history
and development of town powers,
say they are powerless to protect the
liberties we are being deprived of by
the legislature. "In conclusion let us
examine what remedy there is. for
there is no practical end gained in
nointlng out a threatened evil without
also pointing out the remedy and appealing
to an enlightened public opinion
to carry It into effect. ,
"The remedy consists in incorporating
specific amendments in our
written constitutions acknowledging
the right to local self-government and
making provision for the legal enforcement
of the right. Every written constitution.
In view of the, dagger that
threatens us anti the inability or failure
of our judiciary to protect- tfiis
right to local .self-government, while
stating expressly the right of the legislature
to pass general laws not-Inconsistent
with the declaration of the
biif of rights, should also expressly
state and reserve the-right of. the legislature
to mold and direct the powers,
duties and obligation's of towns and
JL. . .U..lnn rt tllO
cities oniy upon
for state constabulary,. The propose partlcular municipality affected, and-
measure inncs puuw .". -
tho cities, but the cities will be al
even, then only subject to ratification
by the voters of such town or city
Already, recognizing this new danger
from machine politicians, sixteen state
constitutions, most of them of western
states, forbid the legislature from regulating
by any special act
affairs of its municipalities. tn
many states the constitution assures
the right to local self-government,
sometimes by providing that the legislature
shall not pass any special net
creating local offices or commissions
to regulate local affairs, sometimes
providing that the voters may elect
all or certain local officers. The last
constitutions of Missouri." California
and Washington contain provisions
under which towns and cities may
make or amend their own charters oy
conventions of their own delegates,
subject, of course, to the constitution
and general laws of the state. The
experience of these states has proved
that these provisions are successful.
The charter of St. Louis, thus framed
by its own conventlonjfc tlrteen of
its freeholders, elected by its own
voters, fs: considered one of the best
of city charters, and the validity of
this method has been sustained by the
Supeme Court of Missouri.
Reform In California.
"The system having worked there
so well, when !the constitutional con
vention of California met in 1S9 it
was proposed to incorporate it in the
new constitution. The machine poli
ticians rose in alarm, professing great
fear lcstySan Francisco, the only city
in the state containing the requisite
population oX .100,000, should break
loose from the rest of the state and
of its own.
set up a free government
'This Is tho boldest kind of an attempt
at secession,' said one speakev.
The onnosition was so -great; that the
friends of the measure were compelled
to accept an amendment that such a
charter, after acceptance, by the voters
of the city, must! fie approved, also
by the legislature to be approved or
rejected as whole, however, without
alteration. For years the active
onnosition of the citv hall gang1.' a
potent source of corruption in San
Francisco, succeeded in defeating
every charter drawn under this clause
of the constitution. At last a majority
voted to approve the charter thus
framed by its own convention. The
system meeting with popular approval
throughout the state, the constitution
I was amended to allovr all cities of
more than 10,000 inhabitants to frame
their own charters. The cities of Los
Angeles. Oakland, Stockton, San Di
ego and Sacramento have thus framed
and adopted their own charters, and
all have proved successful. The system
having thus worked so well, in
1S90 by constitutional amendment the
right was extended to any city of
more than 3,500 inhabitants. In 1S92
another amendment to the constitu
tion provided that charters thns framed
shall become the organic law of the
city adopting them and shall supersede
all laws Inconsistent therewith,
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UIH THIS H
He Declares it Would
fiMWTi OF SHIPPING ON LAKES
DUE TO A PROTECTIVE POLICY
Foreign Carrying Trade Must Have
Some Kind of Inducement by Law
to Insure its Growth Senate
Wants Canal Fortified.
WASHINGTON, Dec 13. By special
order the senate convened at 11 o'clock
today. The announced purpose of the
early convening was to enable Mr. Han-na
of Ohio to address. the members en
the ship subsidy bill before taking up
the special order of the day the further
consideration in executive session
of the treaty.
At the conclusion of the routine business
Mr. Hanna was recognized. His
speech was in a sense a reply to that
f delivered a few days ago by Mr. Clay
Like Mr. Clay. Mr. Hanna is a member
of the committee on commerce
from which the measure now pending
was reported to the senate In opening
his address Mr. Hanna, said thatthe remarks
of Mr. Clay had brought' Into
nuestion the motives of those who had
assisted In the preparation of the pend
ing measure. As a member of the mar
itime committee, as well as a member
of the committee on commerce. Mr.
Hanna said he felt it his right and duty
Ito explain the work of those commit-
"For myself." he declared. "I resent
the imputation that any other motive
f than those of interest in our country
HOXOLTJLU. H. X, FRIDAX, DECEMBER 21', 1900.
and ,good public policy aciuuieu
Mr. Clay interrupted Mr. Hanna to
disclaim any imputation.,
Taking up the bill. Mr. Hanna said
the pendlng,measure was believed to-be
the -most practical legislation that
could be enacted upon the subject. He
sketched rapidly the rise of
nf thp trreat lakes He
had. he said, been connected with that
nonrlv fortv vears. and
had seen it grow from a comparativelv
inslgnificant beginning to its present
greatness. He recalled the time, nearly
a third of a century "ago. when the
ship Escanaba carried '300 tons of iron
ore from Escanaba to7 Cleveland. Today,
he said, there were steamers on
the great lakes which" were carrying 6.-000
gross tons in one 'cargo. He maintained
that this great shipping industry
on the 'lakes had been fostered and protected
by salutory and wise navigation
laws. To the advantage of these la's
was addedvthe liberal appropriations
made byJ Congress 'for the improvement
of -"the harbors of the great lakes.
Mrihanna maintained that in order
to uuild up the American merchant marine
it was necessary to have not only
capital and experience but it was necessary
likewise to "afford our foreign
carrying, trade protection, some kind of
inducement, by law." If this protection
should be afforded, said Mr. Hanna. the
growth of the American merchant marine
would be on a par witH the growth
of the shipping industry on the great
Mr Hanna declared that four ships
of the American line, which he said had
not made a net dollar since they came
under the American flag, would receive,
less than 5290.000 a year each if the bill
became a law.
At 2 o'clock Mr. Hanna concluded his
speech on the shin, &ub3fdy,blll and the
senate went Into executi session to
consider the treaty.
In executive session ,the senate
adopted the foreign, relations committee's
amendment tcT th
treaty by a large majority. This
is the amendment providing for the
fortifying of the Isthmus canaL .,
In the House.
WASHINGTON, Dec i3. When- the
house met today it adopted a resoluticn
on motion of Mr. Payne of New York,
the floor leader of the majority, for a
holiday recess from Friday, Decembr
21. to Thursday. January 3.
Before going Into committee of the
whole to resume the consideration of
the war revenue reduction bill, it was
agreed that general debate on the meas
ure should close tomorrow at 2 o clocK.
The regular Friday order for the consideration
of private pension bills was
passed until Saturday.
The debate on the revenue reduction
bill was then resumed.
Mr. McClellan of New York, a member
of the ways, and means committee,
was the first speaker today.
Would Abrogate the Treaty.
WASHINGTON. Dec 13. Senator
Money today Introduced a resolution in
the senate providing authority for the
abrogation of the
ty by digtswattc Bsottion. Following
fs the text of It: "
That the President of the
United Stats be respectfully requested
to consider the expediency of opening
negotiations! with the government oi
5reat Brital for the abrogation of tha
treaty, with assurance
that such acjlon oh his part will "men
with the hearty consent and support cf
Th Race was a Tie.
The barketine S. G. Wilder and
the bark Martha Davis which started
out from iere on a race to
San Francisco both arrived there
on the 10th imsU The ship Emily F.
Whitney also'arrived with them. She
made the trip in 19 days anu although
Doth the bark and barkentiae left
here within acoile of hours of each
other, the Wilder is credited with
making the run In 22 v.ayB and the
bark in 23 days.
J. A. Hoaper Dead.
The sad news of the death of J. A.
Jn Sa Francisco at "the Oc
cidental Hotel on the 11th, was
brought by the' Sierra. The body was
brought here in the Sierra, accompanied
by Mrs. Hopper nd daughter.
Home Rule Charter Makers.
The home rule executive committee
met last night and considered the list
of names for the forthcoming charter
commission. Sone of the acceptances
having been mislaid it was stated that
no announcement would be made until
all are ready. A full meeting will
be held Sundav at which a completion
will be reached.
' BE. ILL IN NEW YORK
NEW YORK. Dec. 13. A re-
port was printed here today to
the effect that ex-Queen Liliuo-
kalani of Hawair"Was ill from
tvphold fever at the
- TTrwnUnl 1 The Officials Of the
hospital said the .report was
untrue so far as that institution
i- was concerned. , ..!
PORTO RIGUS LABORERS
SEE TROUBLE AHEAD
CONTRADICTORY" REPORT ABOUT
THEIR COM&G FURTHER
0rTiUhati Porters at
Story That$They Were Told
LOS ANGELES, December 11. A
special to the Times from Indio says:
One hundred and twelve. Porto Means,
are here in three tourist cars
Pullman porters to take
care of them and their affairs. The
have a dining and cooking car fullj
: ,a -n-uh romnetent cook ana a
steward and waiters. The cars are
Their bread is sent
from Los Angeies, anu nu
comes daily. , while
I visited the car this evening
they were eating supper and examined'
the food and found that each got
plenty of good wholesome fare, and
said they were well housed j and fed
.r,.i..i rOnnnr nf fresh water, ine
are cTeaned f dally. The people
IV, m j, Jn cood health and
spirits and have'perfect liberty, going
all over the town and country, bathing
anil wastiing their clothes, at the
artesian wells. -i b
ince they have open here they
have all purchased mor; or less at
the stores, all seeming to have a little
money. I interviewed Frank
who is in charge of the party. He
is in the employ of George E. Baldwin
of 3' Pearl street. New xork. the general
agent for the Hawaiian Sugar
Planters' Association. Alves says the
principal trouble has been caused by
., f,.:wc .tfhn hsre been
talking" to the Porto Ricans and telling
themlthey could tget good wages
bv runnin away froni the cars and
going -on their own noon. i iuwiire
e"fl several of the men. and they told
me thev'had entered into an agreement
with R A. MacFie.of Arecibo.
Porto Rico, to go to the Hawaiian
Wands and work on the sugar plantations
at the rate of J20 per month,
free houses, light and fuel, also medical
attendance freeVnile "worWnS on
fdantations for 'tlie association.
The men say thev are to work only
t,r.irc n iinv and to eet Day for all
overtime. The reason they are Being
held along the roaa is. on account of
medical attendance and a chance, is
being given them to wash 'their
clothes and themselves. Two children
have been born on the train. Both the
mothers and children are .doing well.
Alves expects to arrive in San Francisco
on or aboufTTidaY.
The Examiner under date ot Indio.
December 11. publishes a list of ten
erious grievances that the Porto Ricans
lay up against the Hawaiian as-
.i.tiAn omninrinr them. Among
other things are the following:
That in their island home they were
nromised by Messrs. MacFie and Noble,
professedly agents of the , Hawaiian
Sugar Planters' Association,
that before departure from the harbor
of San "Juan each of them would be
r.w f trhproas onlv $5 apiece "was
paid and that unwillingly.
.That in Porto Rico they were prompted
abundant and well prepared ordinary
food en route to Hawaii,
whereas thus far they have fared
worse than hitherto In their expert-
That they were told that In Hawaii
Snanlsh is the common language ana
that the population consists
of Americans. Spaniards and
Portuguese, whereas since landing in
Louisiana they have heard enough to
feel that is .rue.
The Porto Ricans were to .have
sailed for Honolulu oa the Rio but it
is reported that they refuse to embark
becaase of serious KtferepreseBtalioo.
BUT MI . II PORT
The- Steamship Sierra
PUTS Um UTI IE! WEED
aEvERE GALE LASTED THROUGHOUT
THE VOYAGE PURSER
Captain Houdlette's Ocean Palace Ad-mired
by Thousands Upon Her
Arrival Eager Throng Allowed
To Inspect the Vessel.
The Sierra is. here- She arrived
last evening aner a voyage of seven
days and six hours from San .Francisco.
The slow time of the vessel was
on account of the very stormy weath'
from the time of leav
ing San Francisco until -port was
reached. "Yesterday at noon was the
first time that a meal was taken without
the racks being on the table and
for the first four days out from San
Francisco there was hardly a place.at.
ha tnhit nceunfed as all the
a w -a-a mnra nr
5Cia ic v
less unaer tne
weather. Captain Houaiette says inai
. ii it. vnnY nn thr Pnrlfie
w T?nrKsh mail. The wssengers
aloto hnlr imnressions of the trip as
the roughest on record, but all sir
sengers aboard over half of Jwhpm.are
for tnis piace.
From the account of one of the passengers
it seems that besides! the
rough weather and damage sustained
bv the vessel several of the crew were
hurt in the storm. The first officer
was injured while superintending the
lashing of the two extra propellers
carried. The wheels are very headpieces
and during the pitching of the
vessel they brOKe aarui anu uuu w u
.i i hic tho first officer and
carpenter was hurt. Neither of them
sustained serious injury, aevenu ul
the crew werjp also battered up considerably,
while attending to duty.
Purser Walton makes the following
report of the voyage:
A Storm Delayed Her.
"Sailed from San Francisco 13th
Dec; at 3:30 p. and passed bar
light at 5:10 p m. Discharged pilot
and proceeded on on voyage. Weather
dull and cloudv wun ire.su o. . .
and a heavy N. W. swell. At la. m.
wind gradually freshened with rain
Squalls and at 6 .a. m. blowing a
strong gale with a very big sea running,'
causing ship to labor and take
nn mmntities of water; 9 a.
, ur,A n oirnv down. - Af2 d. m. Dec. I
14 still blowing -a strong gale with
.a frnm c K. W. ShiDDed a heavy
I sea over forward, unshipping one f
the derrick booms ana smasning m
the woodwork oh front of bridge, high
sea and wind ail day. Doc 15. strong
gale from S. SW- heavy s.ea and
again had to slow down.. Dec , 16.
still hlowinc. moderate auom.
midnicht. At 6 p. m. wind
N.W.. shipped a big sea, washing
awa;, awning ridge pole and iron j
staunchion, also iron door off from
windless. High wind and sea all day.
Bar'dmeter .29.25 Dec 17, still blowing
hard with high sea and continued
so until 2 a. m. Increased our speed
frpm slow to half speed. At 6 a. m.
Kopn Tnorfi moderate. At noon
weather better with freo to strong
S. W.-. winds. Dec IS. weather fine
with fresh S. W. wind and high westerly
swell, continued about the same
When the whistles blew announcing
the arrival off port the Fearless was
soon ready to take the agents and
newspaper men to the steamer. Fred
AvTiitnev'of W. G Irwin and a party
of friends boarded the tug a few minutes
after 7 o'clock and were soon
alongside of the Sierra which ,was
several miles off the harhor entrance.
The doctor and customs men
had reached the st,eamer, before the
nw .irrivori and so there was but a
verv short time to wait before a favored
few were taken off the tug and allowed
to board the big vessel which
towered far above the tug and was a
mass o. lights from stem to-stern.
The "Sierra is painted white and she
appears from her great neignr to ne
Greeted by a. Throng.
, As the Sierra pulled up to the wharf
'she was greeted with cheers from the
great crowd assembled on the wharf
' to'meet her. It was one of the largest
crowds the Oceanic wharf has ever
held, and as soon as tne passeus"
were off the boat those anxious to go
aboard were permitted to do so.
The eleeance of the Sierras
o tho. modern methods
which have been observed in her con
struction were apparent to everyoouj
who visited the vessel, and It was the
i r ,ren familiar with WhOi
first-class vessels are on thtf Atlantic
that the new craft far surpassed anything
on the Pacific, and was the
equal of many or the luxurious passenger
boats of the Atlantic trade.
accommodations for --
... -i M..nr nn the vessel In
addition to SO second-class and hi
steerage. The first cabin dlnlngrooJi
deck and can
is on the upper
modate 150 persons at a Tae
second-class diasroom on the. ana
-trill seat tS cersons at a time.
la tee staterooms, saioc? ana
. of the Sierra there is eTcry
comfort, and all that man can desire
wane at sea -will be aboard.
In the second cabin the quartera are
iluxurious, and many a
3teamer that somes Into Honolulu
does cot 3how" as good accommodations
in her first-class whl'e
in the steerage every arrangement
has been made, for the coalon of.
those who will travel ia that part of
AH the staterooms on the Sierra
open into the saloon and
None of them open on deck. There
are sixty-five staterooms on the upper
oeck and two bridal staterooms on
the hurricane deck where also are tfcts
rooms of the deck officers and the
large social hall. The hall is finished
in mahogany with green p)ush
and green carpet- The
iroom aft on the hurricane deck '.s
large, done In antique and furnished
in russet leather.
There are- ten first-class bathrooms
all with porcelain tubs and marble
floors and walls, and two shower baths
in marble enclosures. In the second
cabin the baths include porcelain
tubs and a "first-class barbershop on
the upper deck. An innovation
thmnrhnit tho nnsspnzpr auarters is
the ceiling which is finished in burlap
and canvas toned in colors to suit
the furnishings. Everywhere- there
are electric fans and the whole ship
can be ventilated by forced draught
cchan nwessarv. Hot and cold water
axe distributed from one end of the
. it. -.i i v,. n.-4.. itc.v
sei 10 tne mner, auu me rcnn. ""
system is perfect.
Thore are- thre kitchens. One each
- first, second and third class
in jui ma .".-v... -- - -----T .
he has never seen sucn weainer anu )tta.urt't " "T " ,
this time of year overlooked that will tend to tne com-
especianj at ima uiu j i
.i rnM n Unurilotro
The Sierra left san rranexsco oii.iuiuv" - " "!"
13th at 3:30 p. m. She was tie-1 wro for manv years has been the most
lateness oi.popuuu' iMyim "" "- " "
lavpd on account of the.
and who has nad command of the
Australia and ' Mariposa, is in command
of the new boat The other
umv.dr...j ai vuum are -.-- ivuuu
that the Sierra is a spienuia sea ovai.
There re rielrly three hundred pas Wife J. H. Trask chW .officer:
- Tt- H? riman. chlpf engineer; ,W r.
. . . n
Hannlgarr.'Chier srewara; is. u. ai
ton, purser;, surgeon.
k JAPANESE BICYCLIST
' JWAS. CRllSHEtt TO EARTH
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Painter Takenaka Was Killed by a
Heavy" Dray YesterdaV Morning
Many- Bones Broken.
Takenaka As'adirb, 'a Japanese painter,
who yesterday morning -was
spinning,, about .he city on. his
bicvcle. lies' still tn death and his body
is a mass of Broken "bones from being
instantly crushed by a-heavy, uray. it
was all done in4a second, and before the
suffering man c,ould be borne to the
Queen's Hospital his spirit had fled. He
was 42 years of age.
The painter was, riding along. King
street and In front ol the Terrltory
stables he was sutWenly confronted by
the big dray of Hostac'o & Co-., drlvnn
bv Solo. -Qa the other side
was the giant steamr.oller that is ,used
in packing down the crust of the
Tho iimv was nominir from the
direction of Waikiki, on the- loft hand
side of the street, and the Japanese wag
riding in the opposite direction on 'he
same side. Between the left hard
wheels of the dray and the edge of the
sidewalk was a distance of about seven
feet. A pile of curbing rock was lying
near the walk and when the Japanese
t:.i 4. nice titirpin thf drdVBIld the
-.i- uc url.ool sHnned and he ami thCtj
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bicvcle rolled under tne r,ear v.uvvj
shifted N. I the uray. The driver was looking ahead
.i .it,i nnt cod tho Wpveie rider tan.
An examination of the body showed
that the wheelhad passed over diagonally
and nearly all the bones in the un-per
part wer,e crushed.
The- coroner's jury returned-n verdict
ot accidental death and recommendel
the public wocks department to remove
the loose curb stones pneu
DOES A LITTLE BUSINESS
Republican Sub-Committees are p-
"""pointed and Fundamental Differences
Come to the Surface.
The Republican charter commission
held a session last night. Twenty-two
jnembers were present. The report
of the committee appointed at tne
last meeting -as read, discussed section
bv section and finally adopted.
The" first section reads: "That the
scope of this work shall be confined
to the city ot Honolulu, the territory
to b& Included to be left for future
determination." This section provoked
considerable aiscusiion and exposed
the main line ot cleavage, that
.ni .iiTHa ma rnmmiaaiuu -'
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the biggest steamer ever here, al-1 Some of the members unaer
" & . i , . . ., . t rrr:ants Stewart
tnougn sucn. in laui. i -- tne leaueiauij. .. . -..---- , ,
, i . had th honor of bring ... i.rief nn tnrTVnHnv tne CllJ
ww i mPinpn
ing the first of the big new vessels into
the harbor and he handled her as if
he had been in command (or a long
time. In making the dock however,
a good deal of time was taken, as the
vessel having a good deal pf draugnt
dad thwhteivnot being .very deep, It
made slow work getting the stern
around.' Two gangways were put out
for the rush ot passengers waiting to,
get off and the stream of people waiting
anxiously for a chance to board
Will lHSlSL uu r,ini
of Honolulu coextensive geographical-
Iv with tne lsiauu ui v" --" -----a,l
inr.rr with the
island of Manhattan, is the imperial
precendent adopted by Mr. Stewart
as his guide. .
Opposing this view, there are others
with Geo. A. Davis as leader, who
the boundaries of
-will favor limiting
the city somewhere near the poinds
at which the suburban settlements
merge Into scattering country home
steads This tacuon iavors iuiiu"
the example of most American cities
which ma . their original limits co
incide with actual city popuiauou,
graduallv extending these boundaries.
tho rities crew and encroach up
on the surrounding country.
The committee cnosen w gmu -charter
consists of W. O. Smith, J,
G. Pratt. George A. Davis. A. V Gear.
and T. McCants Stewart. This committee
was instructed to report on
boundaries at the next meeting-
A committee on finance was namet.
..;rfini, nf T. T VcCandlesS. E. O.
3fcn T A. Kennedy. J. A. Gilman
and Enoch Johnson. Committee on
literature Mr. Weaver. Mr
Geo. W. Smith. E. Towse and S.
K. Statistics: E. A. Mott-Smith.
J. H. Bovd. C. Bolte. --Sims.
and F. P. T Waterhonse. The
statistics committee will devote itself
to gathering Information concerning
revenue and expenses of the present
government for the Island of .Oahu.
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Verdict Sendered On
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MIS. QTTIAM TELLS IB STMT
LAUGHS OFF THE IMPUTATIONS
- LAID AT HER DOOR BY
Lying III at Queen's Hospital She
Gave an Extended Statement to
The Republican Takes Mjtter
The coroner's Jury in the caas of
the death of Clara .Schneider rendered
a verdict yesterday at 2 o'cicck. It
was to the effect that she came ti
her death at Waikikl on Desebor12.
1900, from morphine poisoning, ad-ministered
by some person to the jury-unknown.
The Indefinite phase of the verdict
was very unsatisfactory to the jury-which
had so patiently labored to ferret
the mystery of Miss Schneider's
death. Neither was it satis factory
to Deputy Sheriff Chilllngworth who
has ransacked the town for evidence.
The motive of Bennett in getting:
the revolver on Tuesday, the day. before
Miss Schneider's dath. has been
recognized but not explained. The
purposes that animated his. heart and
mind from Tuesday morninR to the
fatal hour Trjday qannot be guessed-
iThe search foe the dangerous medi
cine chest at Mrs. Neumann's yesterday
resulted In dlscqvering nothing.
This exhausted the last hope of the
jury pf finding evidence that would
enable it tq put certainty into the tone
of their verdict
As the topic ceases to be of interest
a word may be spoken tyr a woman
whose name was dragged into the
case at the last moment. She is
sick at the Queen's hospital and
could not appear at the- Inquest. -
This woman is Mrs. utunann. wnom
the soldiers from Camp McKinley
mentioned as .one -of the dead 'scout's
intimates. Mrs. Ottmann had read tho
accounts in the papers concerning
her relations with Berrnett. Mrs.
laughed heartily over, the idea
that Bennett, might have been in lovo
with her pr she with him.
"He was past. 50 and I am not 2(7." x
said Mrs. Ottmnnn.. Ho was vain,
about his age and called me sister .
when he , 3hould have called no..
daughter. Our relations were qultij.
pleasant." continued the nervy little .
woman, ''nothing approaching
existed between us. Ho was a
strance and interesting man. Ho was
a very close 'friend of my husbnn.L.
"I once s'aid to him. 'Oh. J.hear yoi
have a sweetheart .and that her .name
Is Clara.' This made him indignant
and he drew "himself -up proudly anl,.
said: 'Do you think J. would associate
with a servant' That was the only
time I ever mentioned Miss Schnefder -
tn his presence.
"The stories of the soldiers that
was with Mr. Bennett at "all hpurs la
the parks and at my home are untrue
I saw no more of him away from mr
home than Tdo of any other,, person.
I never had appointments to mtfet him
anywhere and never walked with him
in the parks. The soldier who said
that I went with Mr. Bennett to the
theatre, forgot to say that my hus
band was one of the party as well.'
Mrs. Ottmann said" BeVnett had
never given heror her husband a cent
of money.- She said that Bennett often
told herself and hU3band when
they were all together in her home,
that he considered them "his only
friends. She had noticed.' when oa
had been drinking Jthat whenever a"
soldier came up, he Instantly changed
his demeanor and was stern, haughty
and sober in appearance. She often
caught him in lies. He talked a great
oeal for effect and was secretive irt
his nature. Despite his' Insincerity
and his subterfuge, she found Mr.
Bennett extremely Interesting.
"Oh. Mr. Bennett was one of those
men." she laughed, "who had carried
himself just so. so long, that he had to
unbend and be his natural self to
somebody He was given to deceiving
himself. He was forever talking of
his fine ideas of honor in matters between
men and women.
"About two months ago Mr. Bennett
seemed very despondent and said to
me that he would not care to live if it
was not for Mr Ottmann and myself.
He often told me that he did not care
for the soldiers at Camp McKinley.
Some of them, he could not bear. He
never drank Shasta water with me
at our place at 2 o'clock in the morning
as was stated.
"I am afraid the soldier boys havo
tried to say things that will Injure my
reputation. I am sorry for this but
much of their talk about myself and
Mr. Bennett Is more amusing tivm