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jJ j If yon wnnt today's ! M V JT' TTT X XI Jit news today yon can ilnd J f It only In THE STAR. ! I VOL. IV. i Housolioldcrsarencc-i 'H vpssiirllj- money spend-5; -'tl Hers, and tire the Itcstlj JH fl customers. The Slur ad-fj ,S J; vertlslng columns nicA . H Houscholdcrsnre nec essarily money spend ors, and arc the hcsU customers. The Star nd vertlslng columns arc! "hnsincss lirlngcrs." HONOLULU, HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 25, 1897, No. 1282 ill BUCK lIliLUiPlEiillWlfllfflO ir ! For Revenue Only Are we Belling our largo line of merchandise. Our sys tem of water filtration com bined in the NATURAL STONE FILTERS cannot be surpassed. The water, as it percolates) rids it self of all impurities and flows out of the tap a health-giving beverage. Our ICE CHESTS and REFRIGERATORS are built expressly to suit the most fastidious. Meat and previsions kept in these cold storage vaults last longer than . in any other chest. . We know What we handle ancl are careful in selecting only the most ser vicable and advantageous styles of STOVES and RANGES because our patrons like to do their cooking in a comparative cool atmosphere. Our "bak ers" and "broilers " are model ed "to do the work" and house wives appreciate this fact. We have on hand a large yanety of these stoves and ranges, and many Honolulu homes are already made bright and comfortable through the purchase of one of them from us. We would desire nothing better than an inspection of our varied line of hardware. The public can be suited at our store and they have touna out this important fact as our sales prove. U. S. MINISTER TO JAPAN WILL VISIT HONOLULU. -cKlnley Wishes for Information Relative to 'the' Japanese Complica tion Sewull-iFavora Annexation. ARRIVAL OF THE AUSTRALIA THIS MORNING. Her I'assenger List and Personal Mention The Vessel Had the Usual Pleasant Run to Port. HAWAIIAN HARDWARE CO, Fort St., opp. Spreckles' Bank. I WSX SPYGLASS Points towards ' JORDAN'S. Real Vabciennes Maltese and Insertion. LADIES' FANCY KID GLOVES We have just received ex Belgic a a large shipment of EXTIt . FINE QUALITY white, blue and unbleached GENUINE GRASS CLOTH E. W. JORDAN'S FORT No. IO STREET 4 M Oyster Cocktails and if" STRAWBERRIES 1 HIV (HART&Ca at VuNoiiRy the - ELITE ICE UMPIW WASHINGTON, 'D. C, May 13. The Star, an annexation paper, says: That the Administration is keeping a watchful eyq on the situation In Ha waii was ascertained beyond a doubt in 'the Information received by a Star reporter today that Col. E. A. Buck, the new Minister to Japan, .will stop at Honolulu on the way to his post. Minister Buck's intentions have been to leave San Francisco on June i. He has now decided to leave San Francisco on the 29th of this month. He will spend a week at Honolulu and will take the next passenger steamer for Japan. He will probably leave San Francisco with Harold Scwall, the new Minister to Hawaii. They will be together a week in Honolulu, and n that time will be able to jointly ac quire a great deal of valuable Infor mation as to the exact .situation of the influx of Japanese into the islands. Of course it is impossible to learn fornj-Col. Buck or Mr. Sewall the na ture' of their instructions. It is known, 'however, that the Adminlstra- tjonhas been deluged with .stories of the alleged attempts of the' Japanese o coloni.e the islands, and, in time, start a revolution to secure possession of'them. The dispatch of the warship 'hiladelphia to Honolulu and recent developments in other ways have been sufficient to keep all eyes open. The Japanese Legation here has persistently denied that Japan has any designs on the Islands. The reports, however, have evidently become so conflicting to President McKinley that he has decided to ascertain for him self just what is going on. He has given the Instructions under which Minister Buck will act. The knowl edge which Minister Buck will get in Honolulu will be of benefit to him when he reaches Japan. He will be In a position to more readily under stand the future movements of the Japanese. Another matter is that of annexa tion. Minister Sewall is supposed to favor annexation, and many people believe the plans of the Administration tend to ultimate annexation. If this is the ease, and Japaiitbeing interest more than any other country, it is a diplomatic movement to have Minister Buck post himself ns much as possible on the situntion in Hawaii and Japan. NEW JAPANESE SKCRiU'.YRY. Minister Shimamura announced to day that Mr. S. Koya, Japanese Con sul nt San Francisco, had been np poiptjed second class secretary to the Japanese Legation here. Mr. Koya is expected to arrive in Honolulu shortly to 'assume -charge of his duties. 'BATE OF THE TARIFF- DEBATE. WASHINGTON, D. C, May 13. The Senate Committee on innnce reached an understanding today by which It was practically agreed that the debate on the tariff bill should begin on Mon day, the 24th inst. Senator Aldrich will call up the bill on Thursday of next week. new WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION was of value to the world by illustrat ing the improvements , in the me chanical arts and eminent physicians will tell you that the progress in medi cinal agents has been of equal Importance, and ns a strengthening laxative that Syrup of Figs is far in advance of all others. NO DIFFERENCE Between the Port Costa flour in the sample bags and that of the market bags. One trial will prove oxrr claim, POLL OF SENATORS SHOWS ANTI TRUST FEELING. Dingley Discusses the Amendments Jiawalian Treaty Has Nothing to Do With Tariil- Legislation. The Best Typewriter. It has proven to the satisfaction of the business world that the PEERLESS .is the best Type writer on the market. Why? Primarily because it never gets out of order, leaving correspon dence in a chaotic condition on tho busiest day, and among many other reasons, because of its lightness of touch and quick response to the keys, its lightning paper release, its arrangement for doing tabulated work and for sundry matters of con venience which wo will bo pleased to show and explain if you will call. tfHWflllMi CYCLE SflFG. CO. Ms. 312 Fort street. Telephone No. 565. The Oceanic steamship Australia ar rived on schedule time this hiorning, bringing home a large number of Ho nolulu pcbplc, and as many more vis itors to the Islnnds. The voyage was a pleasant one, as the sea all the way was ifs smooth as a mill-pond, and the weather pleasant. The run down was made in' 0 days, 18 hoiirs and 30 min utes. Thb Australia brings 1300 tons of general' cargo, 48 cabin passengers, 58 steerage passengers and Of bags of mail. Prominent among the visitors is Mrs. Emma Shaw Colclcilgli, a famous lecturer, traveler and writer. She has eotne to the Islands for the first time, and expects to remain for some time in search of material for her pen. R. P. Rithet, a big lumberman and ship owner of Victoria and San Fran cisco, has come down to look Into his numerous business interests here. Isaac Upljntu, at 'the head of a big lrintl))g house of San Francisco, and his son, have come to get a view of the Islands. S. (1. McDonald, a lawyer of New York, is also among the visitors. C. 0. Taylor, private secretary to M. H. de Young, proprietor of the San Francisco Chronicle, and his wife, are here on their-first trip, to tour the Islands. W.?R. Boote. brother of the manager of Gus Spreckcls' big planta tion on Maui, has arrived, accompan led by -his wife and daughter. They will reside on Maui. Amonir the home comers are: Mrs. Bruce Cartwright and children, Mrs J. A. Hassinger, P. Lucas and wife, Mrs. Annie Waller and children, and many others. Following is 'a full'list of the cabin! passengers: .Miss -Mary Allen, A. l. Bauinan, Miss S. Baylor, V. R. Boote, Mrs. W. R. Boote, Miss Boote, Miss C. Bowdltcli', Miss G. R. Brockie, Mrs. M. F. Campbell, John 'Caff rey, Mrs. Bruce Cartwright, Miss Cartwright, Bruce Cartwright, Jr., Mrs. Emma Shaw Colcleugh, Miss 0. M. Cooke, R. A. Cooke, Lieut. R. E. Crontz. Alfred Dunn, Miss F. Grunert, Mrs. J. A. Hns- singer, Mrs. W. E. Howell. Mrs. S. B. Kiimcr, S. Lesser, Chas. I. Mason, N. Emmet May, S. .It McDonald, A. Miehalitsc.hke. Miss A. Miclialitsehke, Miss Emily Bliss Montague. Wm. Much, Miss A. T. O'Rrien. Miss Pat terson, R. P. Rithet. Archibald Sin clair, Mi'ss MoTt-Smith, C. W. Tnlntor, G. 0. Taylor and wife, Tsane Upham, Tsaac Uphnm, Jr., Mrs. Annie Waller and five children, P. Lucas and wife. NKW PRESIDENT. John A. Ruck was recently elected President of tiie Hutchinson planta tion Company. The report, of the company showed that the company has paid in the past year $143,000 in dividends and that the crop of 7008 tons sold at an average of $34.78 a ton as against an average price of $00.32 for the crop of the proceeding year. ALLEGED FORGERY. Lee Quong Hui is under arrest, charged with having forged thename of Wong Choy, a responsible Chinese, to an application to Minister Cooper for permission to land Ah Hoy, under bond, and also tho signature of the same man to a bond for $300 that ac companied the application. NO BASE BALL SATURDAY. The Base Ball League has decided to postpone the game of base ball on Saturday out of respect of Decoration Day. The match is between the Star and St. Louis Clubs, and will probably be played at the close of the season In the game between the Stars and Reglmeiitr, "Ginger" Mayne will pitch and Kiley will catch for the latter team. GOOD OUTLOOK. A correspondent writes that in the matter of abrogation of the treaty there Is a strong majority in the Sen ate which will stand by Hawaii. It is further stated that the Executive is strongly in favor of annexation. The prospects of Hawaii are very bright THE VERDICT UNANIMOUS. E- -ry customer who has seen the "new organdies" at Kerr's proclaim that they are the prettiest and most varied collection ever offered to the ladles of Honolulu. A single yard at wholesale price. LLIFllHfllliPElIRIll R. 1'. RITHET TALKS ON TREATY AND HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS. Views of a Visitor, Who is Familiar with National Matters Administra tion is Favorable to the Islands. NEW YORK, May 11. The Herald's Washington correspondent says: "The sugar schedule of the tariit bill as framed by Republican members of the Senate Iviiwuee Committee in the in terest of the Trust is doomed to de feat. Including seventeen Senators vho are absent and whose views ould hot be ascertained, the' Senate tand thus: Against schedule and 'rust, 47; for schedule, 0; non-com-lital, 18; not classified, 17; vacancies, total, membership, 00; majority against schedule and Trust, 0. t have made a most careful can vass of the United States Senate on the nmendment to the sugar schedule. The result shows a eelar majority against the schedule as it stands at present, and if not materially amend ed to lessen protection to trusts, indi cates the adoption of a general anti trust amendment. Of the thirty-eight Senators comprising the present mem bership of the Senate, sixty-two were seen personally. These are the Sen ators who will vote against the sugar schedule as reported by the Senate Finance Committee: Allen, Bacon, Hate, Berry, llutler, Caffrey, Cannon, Carter, Chilton, Clay, Cockerill, Davis, Faulkner, Frye, Harris of Kansas, Harris of Tennessee, Jones of Arkan sas. Lindsay, Lodge, Mcllride, Mc Enery, Mantle, Martin, Mills, Morgan, Nelson, Pasco, Terkins, Pettigrew, Pettus, Rawlins, Roach, Smith, Stewart,--Tillman, Turner, Turpie, Walt hall, Warren, White, Wilson. There are forty-one Senators in this list, and there are six other Senators who could not be seen, but who I learn by conversation witli their- colleagues, can confidently be counted 'against tlie sugar schedule. They are Daniel, Earle, George, Kenny, Teller and Vest. "These are the Senators in favor of the Finance Committee schedule: Aid rich, Allison, Morrill, Piatt of Connec ticut, Quay, -Sewall. These are the Senators who are non committal on the sugar schedule: Raker. Burrows, Chandled. Cullom, De- boe, Klkins, Fairbanks, Foraker, Gal linger, Gorman, Hansborough, Haw ley, Hoar, Murphy, Pritchard, Shoup, Spooner, Wellington. 1 wo of the Senators classed as in favor of the schedule, Allison of Towa and Aldrich of Rhode Island, were not even seen, both being absent from tho city. Senator .Morrill of Vermont was non-committal when I saw him this evening, nut he can scarcely be class ed as in favor of the schedule." It. P. Rithet, of Welch & Co., of San Francisoo, and largely Interested in the lumber and shipping busihesfe, came by the Australia, to remain, a week. He is domiciled nt the, Hawai ian Hotel, and vlll devote the greater portion of tho time In looking after ills Intercst'here. Mr. Rithet 'Is well known to the peo ple of Honolulu and Hawaii. He Is enthusiastic over the country's future and is confident that the present treaty or a substitute between the United States and Hawaii will stand There is probably no one who is bet ter Informed than Mr. Rithet on Ha waiian political affairs in the United States. What he has to say will be read with interest. The House was to have taken up the tarifT bill yesterday," began Mr, Rithet. "The original House bill re ceived the endorsement of the upper branch of Congress with very few changes and recommendations. These will now be 'considered by the House. "The proposition to raise the differ ential on refined sugar, as compared with the raw sugar, from one-eighth to twenty-flve one-hundredths is noth ing more or less than a scheme of the Sugar Trust. "It is my candid opinion, however, that Uncle Sam will not. forsake Ha waii. President McKinley nnd his ad ministration nre extremely friendly to these Islands, and, I believe, are strong for annexation. It looks as though the absorption of Hawaii by the greater Republic 'is near at hand. One. thing, T believe the people here may rest assured of, and that is that the present treaty will not be abrogat ed unless another treaty, which would probably be modified somewhat, shall be instituted." "Is the Sugar Trust opposed to Ha: waii? Unquestionably so. Rut, then, I am of the opinion that the best pol icy for the people of these parts to pursue would be not to oppose the Trust, because it is sure to retaliate two words for every word said against it, and all directed at Hawaii; "The new element the beet sugar producers are still keeping up their strong fight against the exemption of Hawaiian sugars. "There Is very 'little, change, if any. In the tariff situation, 'so far as these parts are concerned now than a week or so ago. , Sugar quotations are the same, and stocks have gone down a little." SENATE AMENDMENT KILLED IN THE HOUSE. Goes to Conference Now It is Believ ed That the Rejection is Not Likey f to be Final Annexation Near. WASHINGTON, D. C, May 11. By the decisive vote of 80 to 53 the House in committee of the whole today non- concurred in the Senate amendment to the Sundry Civil bill npropriathiir $50,000 for the improvement of Pearl j nnroor, unwau. ii was strongly au- , vocated by Hitt of Illinois, chairman"'' of the Committee on "Foreign Affaire of tho last House, who xplaincd the terms of the Hawaiian treaty. Reply ing to a question, Hitt said the matter bore no relation to the question of an nexation, for if the Hawaiian islands were acquired the necessity vvotild stlil exist for a coaling station. "One of the things necessary," he said, "is to hold It. Let us go in there ahd plant the Hog, and it will not come down ' in a thousand years. (Ap?J plause.) NEW YORK, May 12. The Wash ington correspondent of the Mail and Express telegraphs as follows! The action of the House in rejecting the Senate amendment appropriating $30, 000 in the sundry civil bill for the im provement ot Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is not likely to be final. It is hardly possible that this amendment would have failed of prompt acceptance by , the House had the situation been fully understood. There nre features of the question rendering the immedinte pos session and improvement of the har bor almost imperative, which the us age of diplomacy forbids being stated in open session of Congress. These could be no more than hinted at by Mr. Hitt in his enrnest argument, in behalf of the amendment. When the bill gets in conference the House will undoubtedly recede. The fact Is, the annexation of Ha- w'ali appears to be near at hand. The administration has a fixed policy in respect .to the matter, and practically the only thing waited vfo' is the oppor tune time to call It to the attention of Congress nnd determine upon the manner in which the Islands shall be annexed. WASHINGTON, D. C, May 11. Chairman Dingley of the Ways and Means Committee, whose name is borne by the new tariff bill, made a statement today regarding the meas ure. "Of course, the estimate of an in creased (revenue from sugar througl: an abrogation of the treaty with Ha waii has nothing to do with the tar iff legislation, for this could be done as well by accepting the House sugar schedule, as the sugar schedule pro posed. . "The fact that the Senate Finance Committee recommend on ad valorem duty on sugar apparently a little higher than the specific duty of the House bill does not Insure a larger rev enue, as past experience with ad va lorem duties has shown. In our judg ment tlie revenue from sugar under the House sugar schedule setting aside tho question of abrogating the Hawaian treaty would be larger than under the Senate amendments. HAWAIIAN RKCll'UOCITY.' It is fully believed by Pacific Coast men that .there will be a clause' re placing Hawaiian reciprocity in the bill, though the opponents of th measure may limit the exemption of Island sugar to one year. This phase is now under consideration. Fill UNI) OF THE TREATY. A San Francisco correspondent sqys: "Mr. Rudolph Spreckles deserves tlie gratitude of the people of Hawaii for the dignified fight being engineer ed by him against the abrogation of the Treaty. The friends of tlie isl ands have nil. -a to his assistance nnd tlie effect is being felt. Gradually tho Press writers hero are getting bettor Informed on the position." FULL MOON. The moonlight nights nre best en joyed on a wheel. New whee'n for rent by the hour, day, week or monfli. Pacific Cycle & Manufacturing Co., Love Building. Telephone, 323. The Quality and Price nre both nil right at Sturdevant's WILL HEAR FROM SICWALL. A dispatch states that McKinley! will allow matters to remain as they are until he hears from the new Hawai ian Minister, Mr, Sewall, after he has spent sufficient time at Honolulu to be able to send back an intelligent re port to the President regarding tlie situation oil the Islands. ' ,i ! - RKCll'UOCITY CLAUSK. According to a late dispatch, there is a report that some of the men Jn terested in tlie present sugar schedule have given the friends of llawaii.in reciprocity to uitderstaud tlut they will consider, an offer to trade that feature of the Dingley 1)111 for votes In favor of the compound duty as i on templatcd by the present bill. One member of the committee said It 'voa probable that the Democratic substi tute for the sugar schedule would con tain the reciprocity clause, despite tlie opposition of tho Louisiana Senators. THE VERY LATEST. Tho "new lappet muslins" nnd "French jaconets" that L. B. Kerr has just opened ex S. S. Miowera, arethe very latest productions. If you don't wnnt to lie tempted, avoid Kerr's store. AGAINST THK. TRKATY. ' Two petitions' against the continu ance of the Hawaiian reciprocity treaty were presented in the House eeently. One was from the Mayor and Council of San Jose nnd the other from the Board of Trade of Santa Cruz. THK WILDER .'ARTY. , , ' Miss Helen Wilder nnd party did not arrive on the i'eru, as expected, ny private letter it is learned that they have decided to make a trip up into the mountains, nftcrward keeping house in James Wilder's cottage, while he is absent on a trip into Northern Japan. According to their present plans they will not return home until July 10, on the China. SUGAR NEWS. There has been no change in sugar prices since the Doric arrived. The market has been slendy at 3 5-lCc. About 12,000 bags were sold In four days. Granulated sugar has dropped in New York. Sugar stock is some what weaker, owing, no doubt, to the attack being .mnde on the sugar sched ule of the- Senate Tariff Bill'. ' . Stunlovnnt's for Stationery. Awarded blithest Honors World's Fair, Gold Medal Midwinter Fair. Stoves Sturdevant's Stoves. JUST ARRIVED. Linen pillow casing, linen sheeting, linen napkins and linen table damask in all qualities. A single yard at wholesale prices at Kerr's only . OR; BAMNG m mm MOST PERFECT MADE. puie Crape Cre?m of Tartar Powdei. Fre fior.i Ammonia, AUm or any other adulterant.' In all the great Hotels, the leading Clubs and the homes, Dr. Price's Cr-at PakJ'ig Powder holds its supremacy. to'Vcar.t the Standard. LEWIS & CO., Agents, Honolulu, H. L 43