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Incorporated Under Uie Laws of the
Territory of Hawaii.
PEACOCK BLOCK, HILO.
I Woiklntcnicii of llllo Would Form
The laboring men of Ililo forward
a petition this week to the legisla
ture asking that mechanics and
contractors be licensed, and that no
licenses be granted to others thatij
American citizens. The agitators
who have brought this action to the
I. l'HCK - Prulilent.
C C KKNNKDY Vlce-Pren.
JOHN T. MOIR-and Vice-Pren.
C. A. STOllIl! Caahlcr.
A. I. SUTTON Secretary.
J.S.Cnimrlo, John J. Grace,
1'. S. Lyman, II. V. Patten,
Win. Piillar. W. II. Slilpman.
Draw UxchuriKe on
Honolulu The Bank of Hawaii, Ltd.
San 1'kancisco Wells 1'argo & Co.Ilank
Nkw York Wells 1'argo & Co's Bank.
London Glynn, Mills, Currie & Co.
Hongkong and Shanghai Hanking Cor
poration: Hongkong, China; Shang
hai, China; Yokohama, Japan; Hiogo,
Solicits the accounts of firms, corpora
tions, trusts, individuals, and will prompt
ly and carefully attend toall business con
nected with banking entrusted to it.
Sells and purchases Foreign Exchange,
iss.ics Letters of Credit.
SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES
CITIZEN HACK DKIVEHS.
Member of IIoiihp Eloquent on
The conisderntion oY the hack bill
in the house last week called forth
some vigorous speeches on AtnerN
can citizenship. Kumalae was op
posed to discriminating against
He started out in his tirade against
front are such well known andre-the measure as it had passed
liable Hilo workingmen that the i second reading by the statement
movement will have weight. Mr.i that it would be a bead cutting bill.
Erickson, a carpenter started the! It would react on the people thctn
work, which, was ably taken up by ! selves. It would work a great
C. L. Clement, H. Kendal, Iv.
Wery, J. M. Cameron, E. Fuhr, R.
E. Byrne, Win, GraefT, J. Carvalho,
C. Lehmann, P. Hale, W. Todd,
A. R. Hancock, A. McAulton, P.
C. Beamer and John Hering.
Whether the Legislature sees fit or
not to grant the prayer of the citizen
mechanics of Hilo, that aliens be
disqualified to follow the trades in
Hawaii, steps are being taken lor
self protection. If the legislature
will not legislate for Americans, the
Americans propose to legislate for
themselves. They arc not plan
ning to run for office or to capture
sdats in the legislature. They pro
pose to use a means that has never
failed in America to gain for the
aboriug man a recognition of his
The union in Hilo must neces
sarily be a federated organization,
composed of Artisans from every
trade. A preliminary canvas indi
cates that such an organization will
be able to command a membership
of about 300. This organiza-il
tion will do all in its power, that
can be legally done, to better the
condition of the citizen labor on the
Island of Hawaii. It welcomes to
its ranks every American citizen,
who believes in Hawaii for Hawaii
Rented by the Month or Year,
ticulars on Application.
hardship on the poor Chinese and
Japanese, the great majority of
whom would be forced to sell their
horses and carriages aud who would
thus be deprived of their only means
Another point in the argument of
Mr. Kumalae was that in case the
Chinese and Japanese would be
forced out of the hack business a
great many of them would turn
thieves and robbers. I Ms was
something that the legislators should
think well on. 'They would turn
into people like the Porto Ricans of
recent importation. ,
If it was intended to deprive
these poor people of their only
means of earning a living, then the
government should repay them for
They propose to establish the loss in the matter of their hac,!s
Mr. Kumalae had hardly taken
lis seat before Mr. Chillingworth
vas on his feet. He made a very
itrong appeal to the legislators and
)articularly the natives. Indeed,
lis speech was so strong that the
eople in the back of the room ap
)lauded two or three times. H
lit back at the previous speaker
and remained on the floor for fully
Mr. Chillingworth said he was
surprised to hear an American talk
Direct Line between SAN FRANCISCO
Hark St. Catharine, Capt. Saunders
Hurk Amy Turner, Capt. Wnrland
Unrk Miirtlm Hurls, Capt. McAllman
For freight nnd passage apply to
WELCH & CO., Agents, San Francisco
C. BREWER & CO., Ltd., Agents,
H. Hackfeld & Co., Ltd.
Makes Finest Bread.
Fresh Rolls and Buns
always o hand : : :
Ice Cream for families
Wedding and Party Cahes a
The steamers of this line will ar
rive and leave this port as here
under: FROM SAN FRANCISCO.
Sierra Feb. 25
Alameda March 6
Sonoma March 18
Alameda March 27
Ventura Apr. 8
Alameda Apr. 17
Sierra Apr. 29
Alameda May 8
FOR SAN FRANCISCO.
Sonoma Feb. 24
Alameda March 11
Venttua March 17
Alameda '..Apr. 1
Sierra Apr. 7
Alameda Apr. 22
Sonoma Apr. 28
In connection with the sailing of the
above steamers the agents are prepared to
issue, to intending passengers Coupon
Through Tickets by any railroad
from San Francisco to all points in the
United States, and from New York by
au steamship line to all Huropeau ports.
l'or further particulars apply to
ansandAniericatis voting citizens, ing for the Asiatics as against the
Hawaiian. If this was the kind of
Americanism they had pledged
themselves as candidates to support,
then he had been greatly mistaken.
With Mr. Kumalae it seemed to be
a case of down with everybody but
the Chinese and Japanese. He had
recently had a talk with a Hawaiian
heck driver and had learned from
Vn that the Asiatic hack drivers
w:re pushing the Hawaiians to the
vjall. They were in the habit of
cutting under m prices so that it
The movement is a crystallization
of the feeling in labor circles,
against the encroachment of orien
tal labor in the trades. It has good
men at the head of it and will ask
the business men of Hilo to con
form in their dealiug with labor, to
A second meeting of the laboring
men was held last Monday evening
at Kircman'sr Hall, ucsides bear
ing reports from the various chair
men ot the different trades, a com
mittee of five was appointed to draft
a memorial to the Legislature, the
same to be given to labor commis-'was impossible for the Hawaiians
sioner Sargeant who is to arrive (to meet them. The consequence
from Washington in the near future. Was that a great mauy of them had
r nn,C.7Tep co"s,sted. ofTC--lfound themselves unable to remain
Clement, A. R. Hancock, J. M. . , . . , , . ,
111 ujc uusiucaa jui tucjr iciiuimy
as the Asiatics on
Cameron. W. Todd and E. Werv.
Following is the txtofthe niemori-l00""1 not live
JAS. M. CAMERON,
Wm. G. Irwin &, Co.
General Agents Oceanic S. S. Co.
Mr. Camcrop is prepared to give estl I
mates 011 all klnils of Plumbing Work '
and to guarantee all work done.
It you want to
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ot 1,1 .iicrcimnu r.xrimiiK"
SAN FnANCIBOO CAL.
KING ST., HILO
is ready for business
Good Machinery. Sleam Power.
Ol'I'ICU AND I.AUNnKV ON KINO
STKl'.liT lllil.OW TIUIIUNK Ol'I'ICU
GEO. MUMBY PROP.
al drawn up
To the members of the House and
Senate, Legislature, Territory of
Believing that the interests of
Hilo may be best served by encour
aging American citizens to become
identified with the prosperity of
this section of the Territory, the
I undersigned chairmen rcpieseuting
mechanic citizens of the United
States, engaged in the various lines
of structural contracting, and repre
senting the various allied trades
identified with this proposed organi
zation, do hereby agree that we will
employ only citizen labor that we
will work only by the side of citi
zen labor; that we will not finish
or contract to finish any work be
gun by aliens; and that in all mat
ters where aliens are on competition
with American citizens we will give
preference to the latter in our per
Resolved therefore that the Terri
torial government enact such legis
lation by direct taxation or other
wise as will bring about the desired
Resolved that it is the sentiment
of the allied trades that contractors
and mechanics be licensed and
furthermore that such licenses be
issued only to citizens of the United
Resolved that all government
! work either contract or by sub con
1 tract shall be performed only by
1 citizen labor.
1 This committee had before it
J signed resolutions from the carpen-
Iters, bricklayers, stone masons,
' plumbers, painters horseshoers,
electricians, blacksmiths, barbers,
tailors, stevedores, harness-markers,
teamsters, gun and locksmiths and
fishermen, all favoring the formation
of an Allied-Trades union. They
unite in demanding that preference
be given to citizen mechanics and
many of them pledge themselves
I not to work nlong side of asiatic
out ten cents a day.
"And yet in the midst of this
sate 01 altairs. said Mr. Cliilling-
wrth, "Mr. Kumalae has not a
sngle word of sympathy for his
enss of people. His sympathy is
a'l for the 'poor' Chinese and the
'oor' Japanese. Not one word
Ills he for the American citizen."
IThe act it was being sought to
ss would not cancel any law now
in force. If men wanted hack
licenses tinder the bill under dis
cission, all they had to do was
simply come in and comply with
the same conditions as those which
would be imposed on the poor Ha
waiian. Continuing, the speaker said that
every twenty-five cent piece paid to
a Chinaman or Japanese was just
so much taken out of the country
and sent back to China or Japan,
It was time that the people were
making an opening for the Ha
waiians in a business that was at
the present time in the hands of
Japanese and Chinese. Mr. Chil-
lingworth's closing words were:
"Give your fellow citizen a show to
live. Hawaiian members, vote for
a bill in favor of your own race.
San Francisco, Cal., March 26.
Ex-Queen Liliuokalaui with her
party are booked to sail on the
Oceanic steamer Ventura .leaving
here April 2d.
Washington, D. C, March 26.
Treasury Agent McLennan started
for Honolulu today. He will have
charge of disbursing the $1,000,000
appropriated by the last Congress
to pay the claims arising from the
1900 plague hres. McLennan will
I labor or finish any work begun by .make his head-quarters at the First
I The movement for the formation
I of a union includes contractors,
I employers of labor, and mechanics.
National Bank 111 Honolulu. It is
expected he will take passage in
the Ventura leaving San Francisco
early in April,
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