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VOL. XXXVI, No. 71. HONOLULU, n. T., TUKSDAY 3, vVHOLE No. 2312.
LABOR DAY IS CELEBRATED BY VARIOUS WORKERS
WITH PARADE, ORATORY, FIELD SPORTS AND A BALL
w,m"' " iTldmi
Amid People's
Plaudits.
REVIEWED AT THE
CAPITOL GROUNDS
Oratory Marks the Morning's Cere-
.monies Jesuits oi Many
rieia evenu.
that moment when the
FHOM rays of the morning
sun gilded the flags of the first
body of marching men until
weary feet turned from the dance toward
rest for a new day's duties, yesterday
was dedicated to Labor. For the
second time the Territory of Hawaii
saw a celebration of Labor Day, and
from busy shop and mansion alike the
people of the city turned out to do
honor to the holiday and tin- men for
whom it was declared.
It was a day full of events. With
parade, oratory, sports and the dance
the hours were filled and until tired
heads ceased to toss on welcome pillows,
there was only time token from the
celebration for refreshment to make
certain the full of enjoyment. It was
a popular holiday,, No business was
done in the city after the early morning
hours, and those who can find no pleasure
In the multitude gave to the day
Us measure of honor in excursion and
luau, In picnic and social gathering.
None was so pressed by duty that time
could not be token for the celebration
of the annual day of testimonial to
trade and union, and those whoso working
hours were shortened by the recur
rence ,of the holiday spent' tho"tlme in-
the many ways devised by expert com
m luces, whose endeavor for weeks has
been the preparation of a program
which would leave nothing to be desired
by those who wished to enjoy an
outing.
That the day was appreciated by the
men and women whose lives are full of
toll, was Bhown by the zest with which
they entered Into the day's events. The
streets were crowded with eager throngs
who had early taken points of vantage
for the purpose of viewing the turnout
of the union men. It was o typical holiday
crowd, for the people were ready
to appreciate the display offered them
and they were unstinted in applause.
When the spcechmaklng began from
the bandstand in the Executive grounds
there were several thousand people
about the stand, and the crowds did not
diminish during the exercises.
Even before these had been completed
there was a movement toward the park
and when the afternoon came it was to
find the vanguard of the throng which"
was to see the events on the sports program
In possession of stand and quarter
stretch. There were five thousand
people in the park during the afternoon
und they seemed to find in the races and
the ball game enough to interest them
until dinner time, and a late dinner it
was too for most of the people of the
city.
Then at night there was a ball at, the
drill shed which was a fitting ending to
i.a day of pleasure. The dancing floor
was crowded until late in the night and
the men and women who had been all
day engaged In various forms of en
joyment capped it all with two steps
and square dances. It was a jolly closing
function for a day of restless pleasures
and the first Labor Day of the new
century will be a memory full of bright
spots for all Honolulu.
PARADE OF THE
UNION WORKMEN
Labor passed in review before Gov.
Dole, Gen. Breckenrldge and the officers,
of the Territory and the army and
navy who had earlier reviewed the military,
soon after the parade was formed.
The feature of the morning was
(he display of the men of the unions
of the city, who marched to show their
fealty to the Idea of union, and their
appreciation of the, holiday which is so
peculiarly their own.
As fsoon as the parade was formed In '
Miller street the route was taken up
through the Executive building grounds, i
-i that the reviewing party might see
ll with the men fresh for the mnrch,
and every feature in the best shape.
II wtui Just a. little past nine o'clock
when the notes of a march sounded
nd the grand marshal ordered the ad-
:w m m z
vance. There was a general movement
down the line and with swinging step
the band led the procession Into the
grounds.
There was Just space enough for the
men to get straightened up before they
were in front of the reviewing stand,
which was he Ewa portico of the Exec
utive building. Gov. Dole and Gen.
Breckenrldge were at the front, back of
them being the various officers, Mrs.
Dole, Miss Adams, Mrs. Hoblnuon and
Mrs. White, and as the swinging column
passed them the salutes of the com
manding officers were In evidence and
the men bore their arms and tokens at
a present.
The regular soldiers with MaJ. Davis
commanding followed the band and
marshals, and the two batteries under
command of Captains Slaker and
showed thi'lr form In marching
past the reviewing party, their khaki
uniforms showing In contrast with the
white of the band and the black of the
leaders of the parade. Immediately following
them came the men In whose
honor the day was made a holiday. In
turn the workmen with their unliiue
devices, the floats representative of
their trades, and their attractive costumes,
saluted and their nppearance attracted
the undivided attention of the
members of the reviewing party.
Out of the grounds the procession
passed to meet upon the streets new
thousands of the people who had gathered
to cheer them In their passing.
The greatest crowds had gathered along
Fort street, but as well there were hundreds
at each crossing of the streets and
the people living along the line of the
march did all in their power to show
appreciation of the men In line and the
day they were celebrating.
At no time was there an absence of
enthusiasm and the attention given the
paraders and the floats was worthy of
the endeavor of the committee to make
the turnout an attractive one. The men
me women along the route were un
stinting In their uppluu.se for the pretty
piciure oi inuustry given in the work-
Inp rllctrtlnva nnrl nfen thn nA,.nn lir.
tuVe o7 n'
th e . w, r, ..... ,r
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appiause ana vocai reward.
The parade committee had not had
time to bring Into execution their plan
of posting placards at the places where
the different parties forming the parade
were to line up, so the procession did
not Btart at the appointed time. Final-
Mi, .c JMasau
REVIEWING THE LABOR PARADE.
ly, however, the march began. Five
'mounted policemen riding ahead to
clear the road. With (lowing banners
and martial music the long gaily bedecked
body turned In through the
palace gate and went through tlie
grounds, turning Into King street by
the makal gate. The Grand Marshal,
Matthew Heffern, rode ahead, and right
after him came the band, cheering the
march of the parades with gay music.
The laborers' big banner, bearing the
emblem of a brawny arm holding a
hammer, waving close behind them.
Hereupon came the assistant marshal,
his aides and other officials, followed by
a carriage In which were seated Mr.
Lorrln Andrews and Mr. T. McCants
Stewart, who were amongst the orators
of the day. Two companies of United
Suites marched after thorn, I
and Mr. Francis .Murphy mid Franklin '
Austin, also speakers, followed In n car-
rluge.
N'ow came the main of the
parade, namely, the floats and
slon of the various labor unions. The
'
Plumbers marched ahead, twenty-four
strong; they were dressed In white and
all carried small Japanese paper para-I
sols, making a very pretty display, and
Incidentally shielding themselves from
the hot sun. J
The Electrician Union's iioat the
first one In the procession. It was gully
decorated with red, white and blue
bunting, und equipped with a dynamo,
electiic fans, meters, bells, a telephone
und nil such paraphernalia as belong to
this trade. Every now and then the
bells would ring out during the mnrch.
The electricians followed, twenty-four
In number, dressed In white, with carnation
lels around their hats'.in his
hand each man held a brass tube, such
is is used In electric chandeliers and
on the end of the tubes were alternately
red, white and blue electric globes, so
jrdered, that the color-scheme of red,
white nnd blue could be seen from any
direction. Twenty-four carpenters
diessed In khnkl nnd white und clrea,
twelve nliisi.rer.s hv h
. . . . .. ... .
"Z', "m !?Z. i."""1'
twiinju - u in i uiwiwin jiwut? rrucieu on
, onB wagon: when the parade started
Us white canvas sides shone forth in
virgin beauty, but during the mnrch
busy painters applied their craft to It,
and when the float finally turned up
by the CapltoJ building, the house wan
painted; this being undoubtedly
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ord ns far as house painting Is con
cerned. After the Moat followed two
clowns mounted on donkeys. The Painters
Union followed their leaders, and
Schuman rubber tire rig closed up this
part of the procession. Now came the
Portuguese hand. After them wheeled
the sailors' lloat, an enormous model of
a ship, mounted on a bunting draped
carriage, the sixty-four pallors which
followed, dressed In tasty blue and
white uniforms, and headed by thejed
Stars and Stripes, formed a very pretty
part of the display. Sixteen moulders
with Japanehe parasols followed their
lloat, which was conspicuous by a furnace
vomiting yellow name and smoke.
Then came the Union Ironworks' lloat.
the biggest one In the procession. It
consisted of an enormous boiler, upon
which men were hnmmerlng In rivets,
producing a noWe nlmost aH strong us
that of the Portuguese band. Another
lloat belonging to the same union was
gotten up by Catt..il and Nelll. This
float, which was smaller than the first
one, resembled It much In the general
make-up. These floats were followed
by the Boilermakers' and Iron Ship
Builder's Union men.
The and many others.
who Miould have come In this pait of
the parade, were conspicuous by their
absence, but In their place a host of
vehicles, representing different business
houses In town, followed.
First came a sausage wugon, the man
In charge offering the multitude dog-
'meat In different shapes. When his talk
got too much for the soda water people
In the Hawaiian Soda Water Works wagon
behind him, a well directed squirt
from a siphon would shut him up temporarily.
Miller's candy wagon caused
great Joy amongst the younger members
of the crowd, ns candy came flying by
the handful from Its voluminous casks.
Then came, what probably was the most
expensive outfit In the parade, namely
John Nott's two wagons with plumbers'
fittings. A carriage, filled with lawn-
mowers, around which was twisted rub-
ber hose and bunting, came next.
Then came the most imposing, and
to many certainly the most attractive,
number of this part of the program,
namely the Hawaiian Beer Co.'s lloat
and wagons. The float consisted of a
big red-painted canvas house, upon the
front of which "Home Industry" was
written In large letters.
Upon the first of the beer wagons
stood a benevolent personage, clad In
fantastic raiment and a still more fan
tastlc wig. He was easily the favorite
of the parude, as he, with liberal hand,
distributed foaming schooners whenever
a stop was made. A parcel delivery
wagon, draped in bunting followed, and
Lewers & Cooke's display ended the
parude. This display, which was more
noticeable because of Its extent, con-
,slsted of fifteen or sixteen wagons loud-
with all kinds of material, which the
firm carries, split posts, glass, wallpaper,
paint, lumber of all kinds, etc.,
etc. The firm evidently Intended to live
up to the motto, which they had on
their first carriage, "What we do not
carry, Is not worth handling."
Notwithstanding its length, the procession
must he said to have proceeded
with very few hitches mid it wus en-
Joyed with fun, noise ami laugh
ter till the minute it reiched back to
the Capitol building, where It dispersed.
Nautical Bchuol at Manila.
The Navy Department has received the
report of Lieutenant It. H. Tnwnluv nt
his administration of the nautical school
at Manila, from which placo lie was do- I
tached and ordered home. H Into effect on the Hth of June; A. D.
mends the use of tho Bancroft as a j ,so. which really supplied tho nachln
tlce ship and sajs among other things: (ry for enforcing the exclusion act. Un-"The
students are native aud in ucr " the Chlneso laborers In Hawaii
eral are olivdlunt, zealous, htudlous and wcr" given one yenr In which to register
ambitious. Their most marked ""''' penalty of deportation on failure.
turistlfH are un Imitative aptltutln and a 1','ro wo "to somo more of the nefarious
rctcnthe memory In all practical and effects of this exclusion act. A peoplo
mechanical work. The grcutust dlllluulty w,1 1'irtcl been given tho rights of real-Is
In enforcing regularity of attendance, dence and tho pursuit,,, of happiness by
which Is so essential In progiesslve In- nn Independent sovereign power, are
structlon.
"I would recommend that hereafti'r thn
number of cadets to bu l. nn.
portioned to the various provinces of the 11,to do under tho ban of the dog-tax
Islands In proportion to the population 'aw- i am right In calling It the,
thut tho uppolntmvnts be made by dental annexation of Hawaii, as all the
me governor or tiy some Hultablo olllcer
of the piovlnce, tho appointees to be subject
to the general admission examina
tion to be held at thu school. As the
oung men of the entire archipelago are
eligible to admission to thu school, this
plan. In my opinion, would afford the
best means of giving general and equal
representation
Labor day passed oft most satisfactorily.
The parade was good, the exercises
appropriate and sobriety was the rule.
No laboring man has any cause, as a
citizen, to feel anything but pleasure
at the way In which the day waa celebrated.
RALLY OF
THECHIIESE
They Met to Oppose
Exclusion
Law.
AN ADDRESS BY
JAMES W. OIRVIN
Congress Will Be Asked to Admit
5000 Chinese Per Annum
to Hawaii.
The leading Chinese of Honolulu had
a labor day meeting of their own yester
day at the rooms of tho United Chinese
Societies. Five hundred were present
to hear un address by James W.
Glrvln on the Exclusion Law. Liu Shin
Chow presided nnd W. Qua! Fong acted
as Mr. Glrvln's Intcrpieter. There was
much euthuslusm among the Celestials
present over whut they believed to bo
the prospects for Introducing more Chinese
labor here and for getting the enacting
clause out of the Exclusion law.
It was decided to draw up o petition
to Congiess for the relief of the Hawaiian
labor market by the admission of
5,000 Chinese annually; also a memorial
against thy reenactment of the Geary
law.
Mr. Glrvln's address was quite
lengthy and concluded us follows:
Now, In Hawaii, which was annexed to
the United States by Joint resolution of
ihuium, which went Into cfTect 011 th
Hth day of wo' nave
nil the benefits '(?) of this exclusion law.
To show you with what avidity the
Clilmitnan Is pursued by the American
olllclal, and how glad the American
Is (o gut a Job, It wus ordered that
the exclusion act lie put Into Immediate
effect, even before tho United States
government hud supplied tho machinery
to carry It out The first step wus to
nil permits to return Issued by
the Independent Hawaiian government.
This wus the most dastardly attempt on
lecord. Some of the States of tho Union
have repudiated their obligations to pny
their debts for goods had and delivered,
but this attempted repudiation of contracts
made by an independent sovereign
nation whs currying tho repudiation
scheme beyond the houndurles of the
repudiating country. The weak Chinese
on his return to the country of h!u adoption,
was refused landing, und that, too,
by un, officer of the .Hawaiian government,
tlicro h'Jnff"lio United States Collector
of Customs, Into whoso hands
congress had placed the enforcement of
tho exclus'ou act. The Clilncso appealed
to the Supremo Court on writs of habeas
corpus, but this availed them nothing.
Not only this, but thu Hawaiian
otllclals (who lurgely' paid by taxes
collected from tho Chinese) employed tho
lieal obtainable counsel to defeat the
Chinaman. Finally, on seeing the falluro
of ull attempts to securo the right
which nature und thu Hawaiian government
had granted to these rejected
I wrote a personal President
McKlnley, explaining th whole
mutter (since Congress hud placed In his
hands the governing of Hawaii), upd asks
id him to place it in thu department
where it belonged for Inimedlato remedy.
Tho reply came immediately, and by ths
following mall came an order to "honor
all permits Issued by the Hawaiian
and a ruling from tho Attorney
General, diametrically the opposite
of one ho had made a few weeks previously.
You thus had a sample of what
you wero to receive from American
'j:'!!iH'.1w,h"'0 dl'clflni' ""Ve the force of
law. until overruled.
Then cama the orcanlc act which wont
iorceu on tne accidental annexation Air
tho "rights of sovereignty' of Hawaii to
register, or wear a tng on their necks
"Kal ininaers ot America ana Hawaii
know that but for tho victory of Dewey
at Manila, Hawaii would not have been
annexed for many a year.
You have witnessed the enforcement of
the exclusion act for some time, and unfortunately
huvo noticed soma very
heartrending scenes. Such, for Instance,'
as the carrying off of a wife by a United
States officer, and her screaming and
prying nt being deported, to bo placed
on a vessel for deportation. Hr husband
had the right to live here and she had
not. Tho husband and his family
oil crying at the unnatural outrage.
The 'inte.bell"m days when slavery
In the South was legnl never witness-
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