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HONOLULU, H. I., THURSDAY, JULY 31 t9o2.
3. ' C
THE FIRE CLAIMS
GEAR WILL PRESIDE.
AUGUST TERM OF CIRCUIT
BIO CItOWD SAW HER DEPART
JAPANESE ON FORT GEORGE
THE JULIA E. WHALEN SHOWED
NONE ON HER
She-Took Small Crowd of Passengers
"Will Require About Nino Days To
. Hake tho Trip.
A big crowd saw the steamer Kinau,
Captain Freeman, depart for San Fran
cisco this morning. All that was need
ed was the presence of tho Territorial
band to have made the departure as
imposing as the sailing of the regular
liners. The vessel did not take a very
large list of passengers, but those who
did depart on' her, were remembered by
their friends, for lels were In profusion.
Dr. Monsarrat was a passenger. The
crowd said he had gone to see some of
tho hot games of baseball that are
played ty the California League.
"Billy" Fennell, who has been with
the Wilder S. S. Company for a num
ber of years, and who was until re
cently at Mahukona, signed as purser.
The vessel took a good sized crew rep
resenting all departments on the
steamer. It, B. Selke, who was for
merly mate on the tug Fearless, and
who had been acting as assistant har
bormaster up to the time of signing
with tho Kinau, went as first officer of
the steamer. A. V. Inman was chief
The vessel backed out from the Wil
der slip Into the stream a few minutes
after 8 o'clock this morning, and
promptly got under way. She gave
three farewell whistles as she went
ahead and was saluted In turn by the
tugs Eleu, Fearless and the quarantine
launch Oahu. It is expected that the
vessel will take aboutnlne to ten days
in which to make thetrlp to San Fran
cisco, where she will remain four
months undergoing various repairs
The passengers departing on her
were Dr. W. T. Monsarrat, Mrs. Steele
and four children, Mrs. Clark and
daughter, Mrs. Inman and child, and
The following officers were shipped
on the Kinau: W. Freeman, master;
It. B. Selke, first officer; George Hald
arn, second officer; A. V. Inman, chief
engineer; James P. Lynch, first assist
ant; H. F. Moclne, second assistant;
Jj. Self, R. V. Jellings, J. Naevura,
quartermasters; Louissalnt, chief stew
art; W. P. Fennell, purser; and a crew
of twenty-five men.
THE CHARACTER OF WILCOX'S
SMALL AUDIENCES; EMBARRASS
Wilcox Says Some of the Maul and
Hawaii Home Rulers Went Back On
The kind of reception Wilcox receiv
ed on Kauai Is indicated by a meeting
.held at Hanalel July 24.The elders of
the native church there refused Wilcox
the use of the church building for his
meeting on the ground that he did not
represent the Hawaiian people. There
were only ab"out forty people at the
meeting including men women and
children, although the Hanalel contains
over 200 natives.
Senator Kalauokalanl was the first
speaker at this meeting. His address
was very brief excusing himself be
cause there were no lights explaining
that they could not get the church, at
which some one asked why they were
not allowed the use of the church, but
to this Kalauokalanl made no reply.
After a few Introductory remarks he
said: "Fellow citizens, you have heard
that Prince Kuhlo and some few others
of the Home Rulers have bolted from
us. Why? Because they have been
.'bought and are a unit with or have
become- the tools -ofThruston arid Kin
ney. I ,atn not very much in favor of
county government because when we
are under such, you Kauaians will have
the right to pubs loan acts as you wish,
and others the same."
Senator Isaac Kahlllna said: "I have
seen In the paper accusations against
(Continued on page three.)
The Oriental Life Insurance Company
sells all modern forms of policy. En
dowment, Limited Payment and
Service is at
023 Fort Street
SECOND PRECINCT CLUB OF THE
JUDGE GEAR AS A CONGRESSION
'Cabby" Brown May Run Repub
licans, Democrats and Kuokoa Ad
vised to Support One Candidate.
Next Saturday night Is the Repub-
llcan primary night, and s nco the
nominations were made nearly n week an excellent show' of being made a law!
ago, the rival candidates have done a This Is tho present standing of tho 13
good deal of quiet working. There is sue."
an Interesting situation In the second , Fire Commissioner J. G. Pratt re
precinct of tho fourth, district, where turned from Washington on the Ven
the vote will be very large, and in tho tura, after over two months assiduous
seventh of the fifth, where rival fac- work on the fire claims relief measure
tions are struggling for supremacy, as a representative of the Chamber of
there will be another warm contest. I Commerce and the Merchants' Asso
The precinct club of the second pre- 'elation Is still hopeful of the ultlmate
clnct of the fourth district, has agreed 1 'V successful Issue of the memorial
upon Its "slate," and In caucusses that I "II will be impossible for me to go
have been held, it has been agreed by lnt more than the general story. with
a large element of the voters of the you untH 1 have made my report to the
precinct to unite upon the men named combined associations," said Mr. Prr.tt
oh this slate. At the nomination meet- I tllls morning. "From the time I arriv
ing tho executive committee reported 1 ed on April 22 until Congress took their
Its recommendations In the form of a recess- every minute was occupied I
"slate," but a number of other nomln- can n8Eure you. I have gone after ele
atlons were offered, showing a good ven o'clock at night to get a few words
deal of opposition to the slate. For wltn a 8enatr u'bo had nn appointment
the district committee the nominations ?llth Senatr Hale to talk with him on
were especially numerous. There are Pls way t0 see the President the follow-
3fi names nn? nnri m mom tr. v ni,
The club slate was a result of caucus-
ses In which the factions made mutual
concessions and put up a ticket repre-
senting both sides
The Territorial convention ticket of
the club bears the following names:
R. W. Aylett, Jonah Kumalae, J. H.
T Fusing AldjeWCampbBe.lWil8Ki
Kamanoulu j' W Jones '
being warmly suppor ed or the Te - t Hawaii's Interests being push
rltonrlal"coTveyt.onP?srtAt torney Vt. o" l th d6tr1'
Rawlins, who has the support of many ..You all kn'ow down here from the
of the younger element. Rawlins Is a 'preS8 what has been openly accompllah
SfJ0.11?8 a"orney. and, " is pre- ;ed. I secured tho hearty consent and
lmed a,h? wiU ca!Ty a MSe yote- co-operation of the California delega
The district convention club ticket ! tlon through the hearty approval of
contains the names of R. W. Aylett, J. I their commercial bodies with Hawaii's
Waterhouse, Jonah Kumalae, J. K. 1 request. Of course that was a business
Kamanoulu. Charles Zeigler, Charles ' arrangement. What benefited Hawaii
Crozier, J. Lucas, William Jocher, J. A. benefited California but the help was
Gllman, J. P. Cooke, F. J. Church, C. ' substantial. When I arrived- in -Wast.-
B. Wilson, G. B. McClellan. G. E.
Smithie3, Moses Keliiaa, M. K. Naha-
lau, Frank Manoha, J. D. Marques, J.
Weather Bureau, Punahou, lp. m.
Wind light northeast; weather clear
but with tendency to showers.
Morning minimum temperature, 71;
midday maximum temperature, St; ba
rometer, 0 a. m.. 29 98 steady (corrected
for gravity); rainfall, 24 hours ending 9
a. m., .25; dew point, 9 a. m. 69; humi
dity, 9 a. m., 75 per cent.
CURTIS J. LYONS, Observer.
PEKING, July 19. The Chinese offi
cials have formally notified the minis
ters of the powers of their acceptance
of the conditions of the restoration of
Tlen-Tsln to China.
WASHINGTON, July 19. Hilary A.
Herbert. Secretary of the Navy under
President Cleveland's last ndmlnlstra-
tlon. Is lying very 111 in a hospital in
this city. He Is suffering from typhoid
O. R. & L. CO. EXCURSIONS.
During the Merchants' Fair week ex-
cnpalnn Hnlrota will lip nn rd!a nt nil
of the O. R. & L. Co. stations. These,
tickets will be on sale and good for
return from Saturday, July 26th, until
Monday, August 4th.
Tickets from Honolulu to
1st Class. 2nd Class.
Pearl City 65
Ewa Mill 1 00
Walanae 1 60
Waialua 2 00
Kahuku 2 60
BEST LINIMENT FOR STRAINS.
'Mr. F. H. Wells, the merchant at
Deer Park, Long Island, N. Y., U. S.
A,, says: "I always recommend Cham
berlain's Pain Balm as the best lini
ment tpr strains. I used it last win
ter for a severe lameness In the side,
resulting from a strain, and was great
ly pleased with the quick relief and
cure It effected." For sale by all deal
ers; Benson, Smith & Co., general
. BARGAINS IN TOWELS.
You know you cannot do better else
where. L. B. Kerr & Co'., Ltd., offer!
genuine bargains In towels. Only 50
cents a dozen.
Sets of various styles und
prices, also extra wooden
rackets such as used by ex
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UNION AND HOTEL STREETS
SPECIAL COMMISSIONER PRATT
Lack of Statistics and Proofs Delayed
Matters Cannon Not Hostile Bill Is
Now on Calendar.
"The Fire Claims measure Is em
phatically not a dbiid Ibsiip. it In
jton tho culendar for consideration after
1 tho recess as an original mnnsnrn nn.i
despite the thousands of bills on the
1 cndar that" have never yet b en
tnkorf- at.,.i ,.,i,.
lng morning. Every minute Is IniDort-
ant especially when you arrive at a
J" B w,'e" everyone nas tneir nanus
overflowing with their own
'business. It is asking a material favor
la Lna'?r,er congressman to jilay for
?L ,henna; wfnard8 th.at he en'
"I'0 nn, "ay n 'V0 "
1?e h" n conentT to
I I,00!i after and tliey aro VCI-y Jeilloua o
I their own Interests naturally and would
ington I had already Wired the gov
ern'or, the delegate and others that I
was coming and for what purpose. Mr,
Boyd met me at the depot and we all
the governor, Mr. Boyd, Mr. Thurston,
Mr. Hayvood conferred together while
I got In touch with Senators Clark and
Mitchell, Representative Mondell and
others of my personal friends.
"There were many handicaps. Mr.
Wilcox was sick and unable to be on
the floor when his measures came up.
This was unfortunate although we
made of our very weakness, strength
In appealing for old, as we had none to
help us, our congressman being 111.
"Then there was my lack of statis
tics. I did not know the exact amount
of the fire claims. I did not have a
whole lot of prima facie evidence,
vouchers photographs and correspon
dence which were vital. I was asked
by one of the members of the commit
tee on the Pacific Islands and Porto
Rico Mr. Mallory a very clever lawyer,
the pertineht question, "Do we havo
to take your word for all this Mr
Pratt?' It was a lengthy Job to uneartli
(the correspondence be'tween Governor
Dole and the State Department which
showed that the federal officials here
were cognizant and practically directing
affairs and that President McKinley
approved, practically, of the payment
of claims. I had n'o actual dates and
"e mass of (lied correspondence nt
Washington Is no light matter to go
through even with the cordial assist
ance of the department. When the de
legate's bill asking for remission of the
custom's dues came up the organ of the
administration, tho Washington Post,
ridiculed the Idea In Its Columns. Mr.
Thurston Immediately replied and ul
timately we showed that Hawaii while
annexed at the time of the outbreak
and its suppression, really had no
machinery of its own, that every local
official was practically a quasi-federal
official, and that during this inter-reg-num
period, we had funds coming in
that would have paid our Indebtedness.
This done there was the task to get
committee members Interested. I
might say right here that we brought
up the matter directly In committee to
save time and really the procedure gave
it a strength that It will not iossess as
an original measure. Had we first in
troduced It as such it would have
only harked back to the committee af
ter the second reading. Then there are
prejudices. Some objected to the ap
propriation If any large percentage
was going to Chinese or aliens. Others
Insisted ton the ten per cent lawyers'
tfee clause. The committee Introduced
that, claiming that If the fees were
contingent It would be the attorneys'
Interests to make the claims as large
"Time was so limited that my bulky
exhibits, my arguments compiled after
long work, had to be boiled down bo
fore they Would handle them. Joe Can
non wanted me to reduce the wholo
affair to about five hundred words. I
got It down to five pages after an all
night session. Mr. Cannon Is not hos
tile to the measure. He took his stand
ton his position ns tho "watchdog of the
treasury," ns chairman and because he
had not had time to thoroughly ac
quaint himself with the merits or de
merits of the case.
"The fight between the two bodies
over the Senate amendments to the
Army and Navy bill was also unfor
tunate, coming nt It did right before the
introduction of tour request. The House
was disinclined to ask for the amend
ments on its own bill Including the big
appropriations for tho various exposi
tions and Hawaii under the . circum
stances. "Most crushing blow of all, after we
had been referred back and forth to this
(Continued on page five)
COL. FITCH'S GREAT TACTICAL
If the. Whalen Could not Land on One
Side, try the Other But There Is only
It Is not thought by sea-faring men
that Cnpialn Rosehlll and his Mauser
armed peaceful expedition has vnf hr,,i
any occasion In persuance of his secrei
Instructions, to use his Mauser rifles in
enforcing peace on the Japanese on
Marcus Island or on tho Japanese crui
ser Kasaglo which sailed from Yoko
hama for Marcus Island, JuW 24 or 25.
lit Is not thought by those who know
uiewesiern seas that he has arrived
tneie yet. Captain Rosehlll himself ex
pected It would take a month to reach
The Ventura from the coast yester
day brought news that the Japanese
(tMivernmeni claimed Marcus Island by
right of discovery la 1879 and by annex,
aiion In it, and that the cruiser Ka-
sagie was to be sent to head oft Captain
Robehill's expedition and maintain Jap
anese possession and soverplirntv. Tho
(dispatches state further that the State
iJepartment at Washington had sent
word to Captain Rosehlll not to resist
Col. Thomas Fitch tine of the pro
moters of the Marcus Island expedition
is uuoiea-as saying that Captain Rose
hlll left here with secret IiiBtructioni
and armed with Mauser rifles and am-
munition. 'these secret Instructlonr
were in short to effect a peaceful land
Jlngif possible, and falling In that ti
sail away out of sight, returning to the
other side of the Island under cover of
night, anchor his vessel, leaving it In
icnarge or tnree men, anuwlth the othei
seven, armed with Mausers and the
American flag, land, establish a camp
hoist the American ffag and keep It
there until it should be torn down by
Captain Rosehlll when leaving said
If he could not make a peaceful land
ing he was going to return here and
appeal to the State Department.
There ore two or three things In Col.
Fitch's secret instructions that are en
tirely new. One of them is the Mauser
rifles. Collector Stackable !s authority
tor stating that the Julia E. Whalen's
manifest showed no Mauser rifles. If
they were aboard and not manifested
there may be some trouble with the na
Captain Rosehlll said a landing could
be effected only on one. side of the
island, so he may have some difficulty
In effecting Col. Fitch's great tactical
The contents of the letter given by
ihe Japanese Consul, Mlkl Salto, to the
proiectois of the Marcus Island prop
osition and which was carried by Cap
tain Rosehlll to be presented by him
to any Japanese In possession, have
never been made public. It Is said by
the promoters that the letter was one
of assurance to any Japanese on Aiar
cus Island tha' the expedition was first
and last, a peaceful one, further ad
vising them not to resist any attempts
of landing on tha part of the Rosehlll
Consul Mlkl Salto stated this morn
ing that he was too busied at the mo
ment with other Important matters to
be able then to grant an Interview up
on the eubject. It Is not generally
thought that Mr. Salto was Informed
oy the promoters at the time the let
ter was applied tor that the men of the
peaceful expedition were armed with
.iauser rifles and ammunition, nor
that tho Instructions to the matter of
the Julhi K. Whalen were to erect the
American Hag and keep the same fly
ing until torn down by a superior
force. It Is not thought likely by those
Interested enough In the matter to talk
about It, that the consul would have
written a letter intended to give his
countrymen confidence In the peaceful
character of the Julia E. Whalen ex
pedition, If he had been Informed that
It was an armed expedition as well as
a peaceful one.
A little later In the day Mr. Salto
stated that he could not exactly re
member the tsrm3 of the letter that he
had given to the promoters of tha ex
pedition, but that he did not write In
such terms as he had been quoted ns
having done. He added that Mr. Fitch
had called upon him asking him to
give him a letter to such Japanese as
might be upon the Island, saying that
the island belonged to tho Americans
and that they should therefore allow
them to take possession as their right.
"This I could not and did not do,"
said Mr. Salto, "as I had no knowledge
of the exac status of the Island, also
It would have been out of my province
to have told the Japanese there now to
act with regard to the landing. I can
not remember the exact terms of my
letter but It was nothing like that."
The Washington Stur throws down
the fee simple title proposition pretty
hard, and does not have much comfort
to give guano titles and American sov
ereignty. It says:
"An Inspection of the government
records of what are known as auano
Island' entries discloses the fact that
In 1889 Capt. Rosehlll, an American,
lodged notice of the discovery by him
of Marcus Island, In the western Pa
cific, and claimed the right to exploit
It for guano. The State Department Is
not required -by the luw governing Gu
ano Island entries to pass upon the
sufficiency of any such claim as that
made by Capt. Rosehlll. Tho depart
ment simply receives such notice for
tho purpose of record. Another sec
tion of the law requires the claimant
to aguano island to make out a bond,
the -purposo of which s to see thai lit
does not charge an exorbitant price foi
the guano; that the island claimed by
him rtoe.1 not belong to tny other coun
try and that he will vacate It when lit
has taken away the guano. There Is
(Continue on page five.)
Demanded To Be Paid Oft In Honolulu
But They Had Shipped for a Coast
It Is expected that the American ship
Fort George which Is now lying at an
ohor off the harbor, will sull this af
ternoon for San. Francisco. The vessel
would have gotten away yesterday or
the day befoie, had it not been for n
kick which some of her original crew
made about securing their discharge
at this port.
The vessel started originally from
Port Townsend for Port Pirie and
Australian ports, the final port of des
tination being cither some California
or Washington place. The crew which
uumbeied about 21 men. signed tho
articles which required them to remain
with the vessel during the entire trip.
Some of tho crew were paid oft in Aus
tralia but the majority remained with
her. She was out 103 days from Port
l'Irie to Honolulu, so by the time this
port was xeached the original crew iiad
probably tired of the shin. In any
event, headed by a Japanese boatswain
inose or the original crew aboaiM de
manded that they bo paid off at this
port. They insisted that they had ship
ped under Amerieun laws, they had the
right to demand their dlschurge at the
first American port reached, which was
Their shipping articles were read by
the local shipping commissioner und it
was discovered that the claim was not
sustained by the conditions of the arti
cles. Thl fact was made known to the
crew hv John Pl"a th noting shinning
commissioner, this afternoon, so It (a
expected that the vessel will get un
der way for San Francisco without fur
Quite a number of Japanese seamen
have been coming to Honolulu on sail
ing ships and Invariably the crowds
have demanded their discharges. This
occutcu wan snips the Hawaiian islea
and tho Bangalore, both of which ar
rived In port recently.
BIG CROWD AT PACIFIC MAIL
Friends of Mr. and Mrs. W. Porter
Boyd Crowd the Vesoel To Say
The departure of the Nippon Maru
for the Orient today was of more than
usual Interest, for. In addition to the
Chinese Consul Wong Wei Pin being
a passenger, W. Porter Boyd, the local
shipping commissioner was a pa3sen
fer for Shanghai, accompanied by his
wife. Several prominent Japanese
people also took passage for, Yokoha
ma. M. "Mark" Hannn, who' has been
a prominent member of the Healanl
Yacht & Boat Club, and was also In
the registry department of the local
post office, went to Yokohama wher.
he will engage In business. I. Eisen
berg, a commercial traveller, who
stopped over here from a recent ves
sel, resumed his voyage to the Orient.
The steamer was thronged with thrc
different sets of people who had gone
to bid friends farewell. Both decks
were crowded, and tho shore gong
had to be sounded several times before
everybody could be gotten ashore.
The friends and family of Mr. and Mr.
and Mrs. Boyd were on the vessel In
the greatest number, and Mrs. Boyd
was covered with lels of ajl descrip
tion. Mi. Boyd was generously treat
ed, being the recipient of many lels.
Consul Yang Wei Pin was also at
tended by friends, as were the depart
ing Japanese passengers, Consul Mlkl
Salto and members of the Japanese
consulate being present.
The Nippon Maru arrived last even
ing about 8 o'clock from San Francis
co. She has over 3,000 tons of freight
for the Orient, but carries few passen
gers. While being docked she shoved
her nosi into Naval Wharf No. 1, but
the damage did not amount to very
The Nippon Maru brought 200 sacks
of mall representing five days later
mail and news. Captain William
Woodu3 Greene, her regular master,
was In command, as he recoevred from
his attack of heat exhaustion which
was felt first in Honolulu .
Quite an odd coincidence occurred
with the arrival of the Nippon Maru.
It was on her that May Yohe and Cap
tain Bradlce Strong eloped from, San
Francisco to the Orient about a year
ugo, both of them passing through Ho
nolulu at the time, and now at the end
of that time, tho Nippon brings tho
news of tho captain's desertion of the
woman and the Disappearance of her
Made from pure
crearri of tartar.
Safeguards the food
Alum bakin? powders are thi greatest
I rocuaccis to ueaan ot me present any.
OVt BAKINO POWOCfl CO.. NEW YORK.
Grand and Trial Jurors to bo Summon
edDepositions In Behalf of Kentucky
The first "circuit court bailiffs are out
again after Grand and petit Jurors, ns
a new term of the court begins next
Monday. Judge .Gear will be the pre
siding Judge, Humphreys having taken
his turn as presiding judge duiing tho
present speciul term. Next term will be
Humphreys' last on the bench, as his
resignation takes effect on September 1,
notice to that effect having been re
ceived from the Department of Jus
tice. The calendar next term will be bigger
than ever, it is now being printed, and
contains In addition to the other long
list of cases, the'78 fishery rights cases.
These will probably not bo heard as
two test cases have been decided and
appeals havo been taken to the Su
preme court. Without these, however,
the list of civil causes Is a very loni?
Among the criminal trials is that of.
Kentucky Bill, charged with murder.
His attorneys, i.. C. Peters and C. F.
Reynolds, todny asked the court for an
order to take depositions in California.
Inquiries have been made in the former
homes of Kentucky Bill and his fellow
townsmen lve him a very good charac
ter. As these depositions cannot be
here In time for the beginning of tho
term, further continuance will be ask
FOURTH ELECTION DISTRICT
Too Late to Change the Present Re
publican Precinct Organization and
It Will Be Maintained.
Governor Dole today issued a procla
mation changing the precinct subdivi
sions of the Fourth Election district,
and dividing the district into eight pre
cincts insteud of seven, ns formerly.
The old .lines of division were Incon
venient to voters, in thut many of them
had a very long way to go to polling
places. In the new urrangement all
that part of the election district outside
of the District of Honolulu is made one
precinct, with a polling place at the
Wnlamanalo school house. There are
seven other precincts, with polling
places In various parts of Honolulu.
The change goes Into effect nt once.
and it calls for some changes In pre
cinct club rolls, but they cannot be
made this year. The district is now di
vided Into seven precincts, each of
which have formed clubs, elected officers,
and made nominations for the prima
ries next Saturday evening. These or
ganizations will be continued, as it is
too late to begin all over again for this
campaign. The primaries will be held
on baturdny evening according to the
present precinct organization.
On election day, however, the present
system cannot be maintained, as voters
must go to the polling places of tho le
gal precincts within which they reside.
It will be ui to every voter therefore to
find out whether the precinct club with
which he has enrolled Is really In his
own legal precinct. After election, ths
party organlutlon will be made to con
form to the precinct divisions Just es
tablished, so that, there will be elglit
clubs in the fourth district; as there are
elglit precincts, by the time the next
primaries are held.
The boundaries of the new precincts
are published In full, ns a Proclamation
In this issue of The Star.
Big values in bedspreads nt L. B.
Kerr & Co., Ltd. The largest assort
ment In the city with prices ranging,
from 65 cents to ?G.
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
Don't forget Camarlnos of the Cali
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fruit and vegetables. He always has
on hand a fresh supply of both Califor
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Every lady will want a pair
(If these slippers. They are
Queenly In shape and quality.
Made of Ideal Kid with slide
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the graceful Louis heel.
J5.00 BUYS A PAIR.
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