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VOL. X. HONOLULU, H. I., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER io. (902. No. 3269 A f 1 7 LEGISLATIVE VETO OF THE GOVERNOR PINKHAM APPEARS BEFORE sen atorial COMMISSION AS THE REPRESENTATIVE OF SEVENTY TWO BUSINESS ENTERPRISES. The Senatorial Commission convened at 9:30 this morning, spending the ses sion In examination of L. E. Plnkham, as the representative of the Builders' and Traders' Exchange. Messrs. L. E. Plnkham and A. Gartley appeared on call and Mr. Plnkham was duly sworn. A new rule was brought Into action this morning as a prevention of all pos sible errors. Under the present the chairman dictates' the questions to the stenographer who In turn re-reads the same to the witness, who reserves his answer until that moment. Mr. Plnkham elaborated on the mem orial of the Exchange, section by sec tion. Commencing with- "Exposure to Epidemic Diseases," he cited the ex penditure of $809;000 and the liabilities of $1,500,000. "The position of Honolulu as a way station made the city pecu liarly open to disease and left the only means of escape in the Quarantine Department, costing nearly $60,000 from Hawaiian revenues up to April, 1902. The sense of the Exchange Is that the Board of Health is best qualified to handle the problem, but the expendi ture Is unceasing through the need for constant alertness." To the chairman, Mr. Plnkham ex plained the system of the Board of Health, and the fact that all except the office force, served without pay. On the expense of "Leper Mainten ance" recapitulation of expenses was irtade. The opinion of the association, In answer to the chairman, regarding the charge was that federal aid should be given directly or Indirectly, and the Board of Health remain in control, thus maintaining the confidence of the lepers, mostly Hawaiian, in the pres ent administration. An attempt to turn Molokal into a national Lazaretto would be publicly deprecated. Elaborating on.'the labor question, Mr. Plnkham said that the Exchange left the question of sugar labor alone as out of their province. Representa tion was made from experience in building trades, showing a tendency to employ Orientals, and In view of ex tensive improvements contemplated by U. S. Government, urged an early set tlement of the question. "Politics as Related to Business." Mr. Plnkham referred to contract labor and restriction of votes as existent on a status of bias, resulting from years of experience along certain lines pro mulgated by men, however, to whom the Hawaiian Islands must look for success. "Discrimination in Suffrage." "It is impolitic to question the voting rights of the native Hawaiians in .any man ner as only productive of race irrita tion, disadvantageous to the body poll tic of Hawaiian administrations. That a better course is to advocate, suggest to and educate the electoral body In the best measures for the general pub lic good, and that the coming election will disclose the situation, and that if the result shows necessity, the general government has a veto power of Inter vention between the executive and leg islature. The Exchange suggests that a three-fourths vote Instead of a two thirds vote should be necessary to a veto over the executive decision. Ex plaining to Senator Burton what he meant by election results, Mr. Plnk ham stated it was intended to check undue extravagance in legislative halls and a non-productive legislature, as for example, the last assembly, al though he did not charge the last leg islature with extravagance. "Why then," asked Senator Burton, "do you apprehend extravagance from a legislature when the last one appro priated less amounts than executive estimates?" "Because substantial Interests here,, apprehend such extravagance." "There Is no fear of the Governor's extravagance?". "No." Senator Bur ton said that he could not understand the apparent contradiction. Mr. Pink ham reiterated that the suggestion was based on an apprehension which exist ed on account of the unexperlence In public matters of possible legislative members. (Continued on page five.). Our Best Service is at Your Disposal 023 Fort Street ADVISED FEARED oooooooooooooooooooooooo Exeat Regno Said To Fill Bill Nicely The writ of ne exeat regno is taking the place of the old pass port regulations of Hawaii. Un der the monarchy and Republic of Hawaii no one could leave the islands without a passport, and any creditor could stop the pass port of a person Intending to de part. This rule was deemed wise owing to the isolation of the Islands and the fact that debtors when once aboard a steamship bound for the Main land were beyond the reach of any legal process, but annexa tion made the law unconstitu tional. The writ of ne exeat fills the bill, however. At the de parture of the Ventura yes terday one of the passengers was brought ashore to settle a liability with a local business house, and the money was promptly paid. eOOOOOCOCOOSOSOOGCOOOOOOGS BE BETTER AFTER WILLIAMS, DIMOND & CO., WRITE TO THAT EFFECT NO CHANGE IN PRICE SINCE LAST REPORT. SUGAR SALES. SAN FRANCISCO, September 3. Williams, Dlmond & Co's sugar letter reads: Sugar: No changes have since oc curred In the lpcal market or for export, prices established March 5th still being in force. Basis: August 1st, cost and freight sale 900 tons at 3.3Sc; 2nd to 5th, no sales; 6th, cost and freight sale COO tons at 3.3Sc; and on same date cost and freight sale 800 tons at 3.405c;. 7th, cost and freight sale 1000 tons at 3.405c; 8th to 14th, no sales; 15th, cost and freight sale 1000 tons at 3c; lGth to 25th, no sales;' 26th, spot sale 500 tons at 3c; 29th, no sales; 30th and Sept. 1st, holidays; 2nd, spot gale 400 tons at 3 13-32c; establishing basis for 90 Cen trifugals in New York on that date 3.400c, San Francisco, 3.031c. Since our last report the market for raws has ruled quiet and steady, while the situation generally appears to call for little comment. Throughout the earlier portion of the period under con sideration particularly, it is to be noted that while holders on the one hand were disposed to differ sparingly at prices above buyers' vle'ws, the lat ter evinced Indifference in the face of heavy direct receipts, coupled with a discouraging demand for refined, the resultant effect being shown In the pau city of transactions. Conditions have latterly undergone an Improvement however, conncldent with the resump tion of a heavy demand for refined, stimulated in a measure, no doubt, by the fact that bountiful supplies are re quired for the canning of fruits, while latest mall advices from New York un der date of August 29th reveal a firm market for raws with a strong under tone, and the promise of greater ac tivity after the holidays. SHIP INCHCAPE ROCK LOST. CAPE TOWN, September 2. It Is now estimated that seventy persons were drowned in Algoa oay during the storm which swept over Port Eliza beth yesterday. Among the wrecked vessels is the British ship Inchcape Rick, Captain Ferguson, which arrived al Algoa Bay August 2d from Portland, Or. Patt of her crew was saved. A COMMUNICATION. Mr. Editor. Allow me to speak a few words In favor of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. I suffered for three years with the bronchitis and could not sleep at nights. I tred several doctors and various patent medicines, but could get nothing to give me any relief until my wife got a bottle of this valuable med icine, which has completely relieved me. W. S. Brockman, Bagnell, Mo U. S, A. This remedy is for sale by all druggists Benson Smith & Co., general agents. FISHERMEN "Would do well td Inspect our line of tackle, The most com plete line of anglers and fisher men's supplies in the city. Surf Rods, 21 feet, etc. S POTTER CO. J LIMITED, UNION AND HOTEL STS. PHONE MAIN 317. ACTS SUGAR MARKET MAY HDL DAYS I CHINESE MURDERER TWENTY YEARS CHARGED WITH MURDER IN FIRST DEGREE, BUT WAS AL LOWED TO PLEAD GUILTY TO A LESSER CRIME OTHER CASES. The September term of the Kauai circuit court Is establishing a record for rapid business. Advices received this morning were to the effect that the term, which began on September 3, would be finished o nthe 13th. Thirteen criminal cases were disposed of up to September 9, among them being that of Chong ICwong Wal, who was charg ed with murder In the first degree. M. F. Prosser was appointed by the court to defend him, and after investigating the case advised the defendant to offer a plea of guilty of murder In the sec ond degree. Judge Hardy sentenced Chong to 20 years' hard labor. The case of Yoshiaya Denglro, 'also charged with murder In the first degree, was on trial on the 9th. C. Crelghtoa and S. K. Kane appeared for the de fense and Deputy Attorney General Douthltt for the prosecution. The evi dence was closed and the arguments be gun wtien the steamer left Kauai. In the case of Paul Thon, found guilty of robbery in the second degree, a motion for a new trial was granted. rdsehTll returns SCHOONER FOUND MARINES ON ISLAND NO CONTEST FOR POS SESSION WAS MADE REMAINED ON ISLAND FOR A WEEK. The schooner Julia E. Whalen, Cap tain A. A. Rosehlll, arrived this after neon from the famous trip to Marcus Island. The vessel made a very good round trip and returned witljout losing any of her crew. No conflict with the Japanese on the guano island occurred but the conditions on the Island were found to be such as to discourage wie promoters considerably. Captain Rosehlll and his party were permitted to land on the island, but had the Japanese Inhabiting the place refused to permit the landing, the party would have been helpless. Tp quote Captain Rosehlll, "there were enough Japs there, to have eaten us up." Re ports as to whether the expedition was permitted to secure samples of guano and phosphates differ. Some of those aboard the Whalen say that samples were taken while others state that no such cargo was secured. It Is likely however that samples were brought back, however, for the Japan ese permitted the members of the Whalen's crew to go ashore and remain there. The Whalen remained at Mar cus Island for one week and during that time no trouble occurred. The Whalen left Honolulu July 10 bound for Marcus Island. She made a fast voyage down arriving off the Isl and in 19 days. The vessel arrived at Marcus island a few days after the Japanese cruiser had left the island after landing the party of olllcers nnd marines. Rosehlll and his party were met by the two Japanese olllcers and sixteen marines. In addition to this crowd, there were between 30 and 40 Japanese coolies living on the Island. Bryant of the Bishop Museum and Sedgwick, the chemist, who was sent along to make analysis of the guano on the Island were cautioned Imme diately that the arrival of the vessel not to talk about the occurrence. W. C. Peacock one of the backers of the expe dition issued these orders. In fact all of the members of the crew are quite reticent as to the details of what occurred on the Island. Several Important facts they admit, however. There was no fight with the Japanese and no attempt made to fight them, the party being permitted to land on the island. The Japanese are killing birds by the thousands and are working the guano beds. The vessel returned In 34 days stop ping one day at Midway Island. No Japanese were at that place. CASE OTflWRIGHT The investigation Into the accounts of Chief Clerk B. H. Wright of the De partment of Public AVorks was continu ed' today. Treasurer Wright refused to give out any Information as to what had been found out and it is not known yet, except to those who are making the investigations, whether the clerk was short In his caBh or not. B. H, Wright is still in custody, and there does not appear to have been much ef fort made to get him out. Deputy Au ditor Meyers is doing his work. CASES SET FOR TRIAL. F. W. Klebahn appeared in the Unit ed States District Court today to plead in behalf of II. Hackfeld & Company, to the charges of violation of the Im migration laws, filed by United States Attorney Breckons, The reading of the criminal informations was waived and pleas of not guilty were entered In each of the three cases. They will be brought up on October 20. to be sat for Ui-Ial-J . PROM MARCUS ISLAND BUSINESS ME WILL REFUTE WRONG WILL PRESENT FACTS TO COR RECT ANY WRONG IMPRESSION. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE DIS CUSS FIRE CLAIMS; At the Uhamber of Commerce meet ing this morning the principal busi ness discussed was the matter of pre senting information to the Senate com mission. The statements made to the commission yesterday by ex-Judge Humphreys were discussed and a pro posal was made to take them up and refute them, but it was the sense of the meeting that the better way was for the Chamber of Commerce to pre sent facts to the commission without reference to statements by other people. "There will be others making such statements as were made yesterday," said President Irwin, "and I think It is giving too much Importance to the statements of one individual if we take up those of Judge Humphreys." Paul Isenberg, who proposed taking up the matter, said that he understood that Humphereys had quite a following among certain people and that his re marks might do much harm. "He has been in Washington, where he did all the mischief he could," said Isenberg "and now he has made statements be fore the fcommlsslon which are out rageous and should be refuted." Isen berg thought that if Hawaiian Indus tries were to be shoved aside, as indi cated by Humphreys' remarks, to "Americanize' 'the country, there" would soon be no people to Americanize. Senator Carter suggested a resolu tion declaring that the attitude of Humphreys was in In accord with the best Interests of the community, but withdrew this proposal after President Irwin's suggestion that it was better to let Humphreys alone. W. F. Allen said that he thought the matter should be left with the committee already ap pointed by the Chamber to attend to the commission matter. A. J. Campbell said that Humphreys had appeared as a citizen and fawyej and others would do so, and the Cham ber' of Commerce should) appear 'as. a body and present Its report. "Let Him talk as a citizen, and W will talkjujo. bod S1ATEMETS y andftjtd'te our views and tneisen,Ia-tion of tnrUT returns on. goods lm- torl He also remarked that if, the chamber took up Humphreys' remarks and made a fight over them, it would be doing Just what Humphreys wanted. C. L. Wight was of the same opinion and Bruce Cartwrlght said he didn't think there ought 'to be any personalities. Isengerg and others disclaimed any idea of personalities, saying that It was the subject they had brought up and not the man. The matter was final ly dropped and left "In the hands of the committee in charge of work be fore the commission, which was con tinued and given power to act in the matter of appointing a spokesman be fore the commission. This action was taken after a re port from the Prpslrlpnt in tho nffoot --- - c , uu.u(.uui(, that the commission would meet the I Chamber of Commerce on Friday at 9:30 a. m. He said that he had tender ed tho senators an excursion In be half of the Chamber of Commerce, but that they had already accepted an in vitation from Captain Whiting to go to Walalua on Sunday and all their time was taken up until next Wednes day, when they will go to Hawaii. Mr. Irwin had offered to take up the matter as a Chamber of Commerce proposi tion, taking It off Captain Whiting's hands, but the latter had said that his Invitations had been sent out, and he would carry out the plans arranged. Senator Carter thought that the com mission should, bo asked to devote a day to the Are claims matter. He said that It was a very Important propo sition and that the commission should be given the records of the Board of Health to show that there was proper care taken In destroying buildings In fected with plague and should also be Informed as to how the commission of claims had worked and how the claim ants had been protected against spec ulators nnd exorbitant fees. A letter from Theo. II. Davlos and Company was read, calling attention to violations of the law regarding the storing of explosives as shown by tho recent Campbell Block fire. Secre tary Spencer was Instructed to write to the High Sheriff on the sub ject, with a view to having local Arms warned and notiAed of the provisions of the law. J. A. Kennedy was elected as the representative of the Inter-Island Steam Navigation company. Those present at the meeting were: W. G. Irwin, H. A. Isenberg, G. P. Wilder, George R. Carter, D. P. It. Isenberg, J. G. Spencer, W. W. Hall, A. Gartenberg, F. A. Schaefer, W. F. Allen C. L. Wight, W. II. Hoogs, A. A. Young W. W. Harris, W. W. Dlmond, C. Bolte, A. J. Campbell. HAS NAlilSCAPE PITTSFIELD. Mass., September 3. President Roosevelt escaped a tragio death by only a few feet in a collision between his carriage and an electric street car in this city today, while one of his most trusted guards, Secret Ser vico Agent William Craig, was instant ly killed and David J. Pratt of Dalton, who was guiding tho horses attached to the vehicle, was seriously injured. President Roosevelt himself was bad ly shaken up, but received only a slight facial bruise. BEDSPREADS. Big values In bedspreads at L. B, Kerr & Co., Ltd. The largest assort ment in the city with prices ranging from 65 cents to $6. BARGAINS IN TOWELS. You know you cannot do better else where, L. B. Kerr & Co., Ltd., offer genuine bargains In towels.' Only 60 cents a dozen. , LOSS F THOU BOOOOQOOOOQOOOOQOOOOOOOO Rumor Has It That a Change Will Be Made! Rumor has It that Ex-Senator1. John M. Thurston of Nebraska la likely to succeed William Hay wood as representative of the Hawaiian Planters Assbciatlon at Washington. It is said that since the arrival of Thurston here there have been discussions by him with leading planters una mai ne is wanted for the place, while Haywod may resign to take up another kind of work. Now that Haywood has come here as well as Thurston, the ar rangements may be completed before the ex-senator returns. Thurston's olllce as an attor ney is in Washington, where he represents large Interests. He is recognized as a most in fluential man in the national capital and It is thought that he could do much for the planters' association If he should repre sent its Interests. oooooooooooooooooooooooo LITTLE DUTY E FIVE MONTHS' REVENUE ON IM PORTS FROM.ISLANDS ONLY $11, 000 MATTE R WILLBE BROUGHT BEFORE CONGRESS. WASHINGTON, September l.-Sur-prising results havo follmvpd th l-fownuuilt, llll: llrst five months of the operations'bf till I'lill nnfnw fnfIPP nnt- the PhlllnnlnR tnrlff nt o ,i FROM PHILIPPIN GOODS l f-vV Vnder that act 75 1er "lf? that tl,e same n'Kht and next morn 1?, ? , he 1,'FIey rate3 were to be ns "rtolent eruptions or Mont Pelee oc collected on Philippine imports into the , curred, accompanied by electrical dis united States, and this was to be held 1 charges, burst of flame and inenndes tj fi fund 1,1 the Treasury of the , cent matter and covered a radius of "M.t u ; about 220 J'aid's m ""J direction ot Although when the act was publish- Morne Rouge. This activity continued ed, It was realized that the imposition 1 until August 28, when the volcano or any duties of this kind would be re- seemed to have calmed down The strlctive of trade, it was argued that I dispatch does not mention any loss ot -"- au.llctVtlUlU 111 uiu iieignoornoou or jouu.uuo per annum, mat consideration nutivpicrhlnn- tiw drawbacks of maintaining a tariff sys tem against the Philippines. The re turns just published in the Treasury show that the total receipts for the first Ave months of March, April, May, June and July were but $11,194, a sum so small in the opinion of the oltlclals as to scarcely meet the cost of collec tion. Moreover, the returns by months do not show uny increase, but rather a decrease, in the collections. These facts will be brought to the attention or Congress at its next session. CAPTAIN WAS PROMPT. SAN FRANCISCO, September 3. Armed with a warrant and accom panied by a deputy sheriff, three ex cited Chinese boarded the steamer Gae lic Just as she was about to sail today and demanded of the captain to hold the vessel until they had made search for a Chinese woman whom they ac cused of having defrauded them out of 11,000. Captain Finch refused to hold the ship a moment, and promptly at 1 o'clock the Gaelic backed Into the stream leaving three enraged Asiatics on the wharf. BRIDES ON THE SONOMA. The Sonoma brought several brides and brides to be. .Miss Alda TIpson re turned by her to become the wife of Mr. Samuels of tho Manufacturers Shoe Company. Miss Upper of Buffalo ar rived to become the wife of Mr. Scott, manager of the New England Bakery. CENTRAL COMMITTEE MEETS. The Republican Committee failed to hold a meeting last night for lack oj. a quorum. The meeting will will be held this evening at Republican head quarters at eight o'clock. FRUITS AND VEGETABLES Don't forget Cnmarinos of the Cali fornia Fruit Market when you want ffult and vegetables. He alwavs has on hand a fresh supply of both Callror nla and Island fruits. Telephone Main 178. Made from pure cream of tartar. I Safeguards the food against alum Alum baking powdm are the greatest menaccrs to health of the present day. PU MK1NO KIWOIH 00.. htW YOKX. . Baking Powder IV GREAT DESTRUCTION IN MAR TINIQUE VILLAGE FRANCE OR DERS WARSHIPS TO RESCUE INHABITANTS OF THE ISLAND. CASTRIES, (Island of St. Lucia, British West Indies), September 1. The British steamer Korona arrived; here yesterday evening from Fort do France, Island of Martinique. She re ports that a terrible eruption of Mont Pelee occurred at 9 o'clock Saturday nitrnt. nnd npnni wim nrrivn.i nt itv,?. j de France from the northern part of tho lsiunu report tnat tile village of Morne ! Rogue near the district previously de I vastated, had been entirely destroyed, ( nnd that La Carbet, a village on the coast, wnicn was destroyed at the time of the great eruption had been swept by a tidal wave. About 200 persons lost their lives. PARIS, Sept. 2. The Havas agency has received an undated dispatch from Fort de France, Island of Martinique, announcing that about 1000 persona , irere Kineu anu several nundreu were j Injured as a result of a violent erup tion 01 juont jeiee on Saturday, Aug ust 30, which destroyed Morne Rouge und AJoupa Bouillon, two villages near Mont Pelee. The dispatch confirms the report that the village of Le Carbet was damaged by a tidal wave, which was also felt at Fort de 'France, where the people were panic stricken. The French cruiser Suchet and Tage are embarking people In the northern part of 'Martinique. The Minister of Marine, M. Pellatln. In view of the further eruptions ot Mont Pelee. has ordered the command er of the French Antilles squadron to send warships immediately to Basse Terre, Island of Guadeloupe, there to await further orders. The Ministry of the Colonies received tnrinv n fliqu.'i tnli ft-n,v tl.n n ffr.-.llnrd.... - - ...... . . .... earthquake shock moved from north to .... 1 1. . . I .fl.Al LilllllllC ItilJUILiniT TllflT It R Chf iii mmiui: resul ting mat a sngnt ..n. "... '"VX- " . Jim, VOLCANO IS QUIET. The volcano appears to be continuing: to quiet down. This morning Presi dent Wight of the AVilder's Steamship company received another message from Manager Waldron of the Volca- I no Hotel telling of a further reduction j in the amount of fife. The message. ' said: "The lake has fallen forty feet. I Fire is still visible, but retreating from the cracks." .Mr. Wight states that the present outbreak of the volcano was heralded by a stray cat which made its appear ance in the steamerolllce. Since then puss has stayed away, but this morn ing she once more huppened in as Mr. Wight says "There may be some psy chological communication If you news paper people care to work it out." SUGAR ON KAUAI AND HA WAIL The following sugar was left on Kau ai: K. S. M., 2,100 bags; V. K 300 bags; Diamond W., 000 bags; M. A. K 1,600 bags; G. & R., 4,200 bags. On Ha waii the sugar left Is as follows: II. S. Co., 300 bags; P. S. M., 300 bags; Dia mond II., 3,115 bags; H. A. Co., 3,207 bags; total, 6,922 bags. Life at best Is uncertain. Protect your family against that uncertainty nnd buy a policy In The Oriental Life Insurance Company. ' Sv6H shoes at a price you can afford to pay. Welt Oxfords ,wlvh extension soles. Choice of low or cuban heels. Come and see them. Price S3.50 COMPANY. LIMITEQ 1057 FORT ST. . , ' 'MflNT PCI WRATH ; if iu 11 1 1 llll u mini u ! CAUSES SECOND ! DISASTER iieim mi 1 UUNH'