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VOL. XXXVIII, No. 23. HONOLULU, H. T., FRIDAY, MARCH 20 1903 SEMI-WEEKLY. WHOLE No. 2471.
HOUSE HAD SHORT ROOUOIS T L MORE BIO SHIPS
WORKING SESSION ORDERED TO DIPLOMA I FOR PACIFIC MAIL
The Speaker Killed Off Some Freak
Bills and Admonished a
JDlcHou$chad a short session yesterday, and did little, taking an
adjournment at noon to give the special committee in charge of the
county bill a chance to work on that measure. What that committee
can do in a day or in the half a day is a question, but it is apparent
that a great deal is expected. The Speaker, while the House was in
session in the forenoon, got a chance to effectually kill one of the many
fool bills that have been sprung on the confiding members and promptly
took it. Also he got a chance to sit upon the effervescent Mr.
and took-that, too. Mr. Kupihca, however, has a good many of
-the qualities of a cork and among them is the quality that he will not
The Senate labored a full day, and made some progress in the
morning with the county bill. In the afternoon, however, the Dimond
gas franchise came up for discussion, and the lid got off the retort and
the place was full of hot air the whole time. It ended, however, in the
passage of the bill giving the franchise to Dimond and his associates
to second reading after Senator McCandless had made a light to have
the franchise put up at auction and sold at an upset price of $io,ooo.
IN THE HOUSE
And once again, yesterday morning,
the House wasted almost an hour in
the reading and translation of Its minutes
Sneaker Beckley was not on
laid oa the table to be considered with
the appropriation bill. The committee
recommends that the amount be Inserted
in the appropriation bill.
On Mr. Purdy's resolution for $3,000
for a bridge over Hiilawe stream,
Hawaii; laid on the table to be
considered with the appropriation bill.
The committee makes the following
statement: "The resolution calls for a
75-foot long and 20-foot span bridge,
including mason work. Your committee
recommends that trjls resolution be
amended to read as follows: '$3,000 for
a span and 16-foot roadway
On Mr. Pall's resolution for $6,000 for
steam roller and rock crusher at
Maul; laid on the. table to be
considered with the 'appropriation bill.
The committee makes the following
statement; "On recommendation of Mr.
Campbell, Assistant Superintendent of
Public Works, your committee recommends
that both these Items as asked
for be inserted in the loan or appropriation
ROADS AND BRIDGES.
On Mr. Pali's resolution for $30,000 for
repairing and building bridges from
Walikanahelc to Kamananul and from
Kamooloa to Walalua sugar mill ($27,-000),
nnd for macadamizing the road
from Halelwa Hotel to Alamukl bridge,
AValalua ($3,000); laid on the tabic to
be considered with the unnronrlatlon
"bill. The committee recommends the
insertion of both the items In the appropriation
bill, being assured by the
Assistant Superintendent of Public
Works an necessary.
On Mr, Long's resolution for $10,000
tor a road into Palolo valley, beginning
irom tho waiaiae road; laid on the
to amend as follows: "$G,000 In improvements
on government roads In
On Mr. Haiti's resolution for various
amounts for lepairlng roads reconstructing
bridges, whaives, etc., on
Maul: laid on the table to be considered
hand, and Knudsen called the House with the appropriation bill. The
order, but the Speaker eaine in later, lowing items are recommended: $6,000
The following message from Cover- ior reconstructing uriuges in me iJis
nor Dole was read and refaned to the
special committee on the Chinese fund:
The Act of Congress providing a
government for the Territory of Hawaii
repealed jart G of chapter 93 of the
penal laws and act 68 of the session
laws of 189S, relating to the restriction
of Chinese immigration.
"The repealed laws made provision
among other things for the payment
of certain amounts to the Board of
Immigration out of the wages of each
Chinese laborer admitted under the
authority of such laws, such money to
lie deposited by the Board of Immigration
in the Postal Savings Bank and
to be used in paying the passage of
such laborer out of the country or as a
Jaborer In sugar or rice mills.
"Under the provisions of the Organic
Act, thf.Sii'i.jUSsrlnss Bank-has boon
-closed out and the said fund paid to the
.government, which has, since that time,
administered such fund separately from
the finances of "the government, and
"has from time to time purchased tickets
for the passage from the country of
the persons entitled to such moneys out
of the amounts due them respectively,
and paid them the balance.
"There Is not now, nor has there been
since the Organic Act went into effect,
any law for the custody and disposition
of such funds, which at the present
time amount to $155,546.70.
"I recommend appropriate legislation
for the custody and disposition of this
fund. SANFORD B. DOLE.
-"Executive Chamber, March 19, 1903."
The printing committee-reported, and
a number of repot ts from the public
improvements committee were read, as
On Mr. Purdy's resolution 'for $4,000
for a rock crusher for Hamakua; laid
on the table to be considered with the
.appropriation bill. The committee recommends
$6,000 for portable crusher ns
well as steam rollers.
On Mr. Wright's resolution for $9,000
for rock crushers In Kona and Kohala;
trlct of liana; $3,000 for lepairlng load
from Hnna to Kailua; $3,000 for repair-lug
toad from Klpahulu to Kahiklnui;
$2,500 for widening and constructing
carriage road from Walluanul to
$.1,000, for widening government
road 16 feet from the Kea bridge
down to the Kcanuc landing. The
Item $3,000 for wharf at Keanne landing
Is amended to rend as follows: "For
bindings and buoys for the Island of
Mnul, Including the Keanae landing at
$3,000, $S,000." The committee recommends
that the following item be referred
to the committee on education:
"For a one-room addition to the school
house at Keanae, $1,000."
The miscellaneous committee report-i
ed.iov.effect that the bill providing
iui utjuiu un ujeycies ut nignt
should be amended so as to Include the
entire Territory In its scope.
Andrade offered a resolution for the
appointment-of a conference committee
of five to 'meet a like committee from
the Senate for the consideration of bills
passed In both houses. Beckley said he
had authority under a former resolution
to appoint a conference committee
of three, but had no official knowledge
that the Senate had acted. Andrade
said the Senate was about to appoint a
conference committee, and then
offered as a substitute a concurrent
resolution calling for a conference
committee of ten, tlve from each
House, and this was adopted.
Jaeger introduced a bill to authorize
H. M. von" Holt and his associates to
build a railway on the Island of Kauai,
and it passed to first reading by title.
Andrade gave notice of the Introduction
of three bills amendatory of the
code, and they were passed to first
reading (by title. Harris Introduced a
bill to regulate and Inspect the erection
of buildings In Honolulu. Kealawaa in
troduced a resolution for the appropriation
of $2,400 for salary for the clerk
and Interpreter in the circuit court at
Hllo. It went to the public expendi
introduced a bill that the
Teirltory acquire by purchase the
springs of 'Kualkanl and Kahuawal, in
Pauao Valley, together with the waters
thereof, und It was passed to first read
ing by title.
Kupihea leaped to his feet with something
else while this matter was In
process of disposition, and was called
to order sharply by the Speaker. "Next
time," said Beckley, "you will be ordered
out of the House,"
FOOL BILL KILLED.
Then Kupihea got the floor and introduced
a bill to regulate plumbers and
plumbing, which passed first reading
by title, Incidentally to this, he was
again ordered by the Speaker to sit
Next he Introduced a concurrent resolution
asking that nil persons who, had
been made homeless by the bubonic
plague fires should bo given quarters,
rent free. In Kallhf detention camp.
Referred to the special committee on
the Kallhi camp,
Paele gave notice of his intention to
To Reach the Island
About Middle of
The cable will be completed about the
middle of June, coining to Honolulu
from the west.
Captain Rodman, of the Iroquois, received
u cablegram yesterday from
George G. Ward, vice-president of tlie
Pacific Commercial Cable Company,
asking him to meet the company's cable1
ship a Midway Inland about the middle
of May. It linil been the Intention
of the Navy Department to send Captain
Rodman hi the :iuuols to Guam,
to make some soundings about 300 mllus
northwest of that Island, so that the
cable company could avoid the Nero
deep In laying the cable, but tho cablegram
from Mr. Waul lecelved
conveyed the Information that his
company had all the soundings that
were wanted, and that It would not
therefore be necessary to take the
It was desired, however, that Cnptnlh
Rodman nnd his ship should meet the
big cable ship at Midway, and the work
of laying the cnble between Honolulu
and Manila is evidently' to proceed lit
once, ns it was desired that he be ft
Midway not later than the middle of
May, to lay down buoys for the cable
people there, to aid them In making a
landing, and to give them whatever
other assistance may be in his power.
Clearly It Is the Intention of the cable
people to work, eastward from Manila
to Guam, thence to Midway Island, and
from that remote point in the Pacific U
Honolulu, thereby completing the chain.
More than that, the Navy Department
has had Midway Island turned
over to Its care by the government, and
it is probable that It. will' fall to thjj
lot of. Captain Rodman to establish a
government there. That will make It
one more station In the naval establishment
in the Pacific, and it is Juat
possible, nlso, that the Iroquois may be
ordered to remain there for an indefinite
HIIII1IIII II l
"W.hereas, There discrepancies
of money in the Public Works
Department whereby the government
of the 'Territory of Hawaii Is Injured to
the total of such discrepancies, and
"Whereas, It has been brought to the
knowledge of this House that the Deputy
Auditor was In charge of tho auditing
of the books and receipts of the
said Department of Public Works, and
"Whereas, Tho auditing of said books
and receipts were not systematically
audited and theieby showed neglect
nnd lomlsMiess In said Deputy Auditor's
"Whereas, Through the neglect nnd
remissness of said Deputy Auditor fln
his duty made It possible for misappropriations
of said money; therefore be It
"Resolved, By the House of Representatives
that It has no longer any
confidence In said Deputy Auditor."
FAVOR FAIR PLAY.
Kupihea moved the adoptto.i of the
resolution, nnd got a second, but
could not be cut oft from making
a speech that easy, and he proceeded
to make It, scoilng the accused oincl.il
and calling for his resignation. Then
the resolution vas referred to p. special
committee, on motion of Harris, calling
for fair play, consisting of Harris, Fernandez
and Kumalne. The committee
will investigate the matter, and give
the Deputy Auditor a hearing.
Knniho introduced a resolution, which
was adopted, asking for the uiacltig of
nn electric light In front of his house
nnd that of Pulaa. He said It was very
dark there at night, nnd he had heard
rocks Btrlke the wall as he passpd along
on his way home, and he was afraid
somebody had been throwing tit li'm.
He wanted protection.
VIda gave notice of the Introduction
of a bill as follows: '
"An act to provide for the publication
of one volume of the rpoits of the
decisions of tho United States Dlstilct
Court for the Territory of Hawaii; an
Introduce a bill exempting from the of the Appropriation bill and made good
payment of personal taxes all persons hend way with the items.
who had voted at the general election Senator Cecil Brown presented the
of 19"l report 'of the special committee of tho
The Speaker said that the fact that County bill. It was recommended that
members of the House were barred, by tho pay of supervisors be 50 per montli
law, from voting pn matters in which to be paid out of county funds. Tho
they had pecuniary Interest, as they committee recommended the salaries of
would have in a bill of this character, the County olllcers as follows:
nil of them being
voters, made the A yenr
consideration of such a measure im- sheriff of the County of Oahu J3.000
possible, and that killed one fool bill., Snerlft of the County of Maul 2.000
TROUBLE FOR SOMEBODY, Sheriff of tho County of East
... .,., .. wall 2,000
I table to be considered with the annro. ,.?- "!" ,'.. l.. . '", '."""1 Sheriff of the County of West Ha-
PrlaUonb.il. The committee begs ieaVe foUowlg" "'""B
(Continued on page 8.)
The New Minister From
China fs on
''I can follow no better example at
Washington than that of my predecessor,
Minister Wu," said the new Chinese
Minister to Washington, Sir Liang
ChengTung, to a representative of the
Advertiser yesterday. Sir Liang, with
his suite, Is pacing through Honolulu
pn the Korea en route to the scene of
his" futuie diplomatic duties, and was
the guest yesteiday of Acting Chinese
Consul Goo Kim, being given a reception
at the quarters of the Chinese
Club of merchants on King street In the
afternoon, a drive to the points of Interest
about the city later, and a more
formal reception at the Consulate In the
ovenlmr. .At the niei chants' ,ruc ntlon.
Jn fact, every Chinese who ,ciune was
welcome to shake hands with the, Min
ister, and many availed themselves of
the privilege. He Has a true Orlentnl
In Ills greeting of his people, and thai
is a true diplomat, pleasant, courteous,
affable to all, with a face that betrayed
high Intellect, or just nothing at all,
as suited his humor or the purpose of
the moment. That he is a man ot deep
learning, after both the Chinese and
the western manner, Is apparent In a
moment when he talks and his English
"I can follow no beUer example than
that of Minister Wu," he said. "He
tried to educate the American people
out of their prejudice against my countrymen
as a race. Of course I realize
that the Americans will never permit
the untestricted coming of Chinese la
borers. Nobody desires that. I do not
think It would bo ''isl?; if they did. But
the American government and American
statesmen have' shown the most
friendly spiiit toward China In the trou
blous times of the last three years, and
I hope much from that. I will maintain
friendly relations, and will try to do
what I can, along the lines marked out
by Minister Wu, to secure an amelioration
of existing laws. I know what un
restricted Immigration would mean, and
I realize how much this Is an issue
with the American people, and with
American politicians. I will do what
I enn, hut do not expect to do too
much. It 1 ti question of hoping."
Asked concerning the renewal of tho
Boxer troubles, reported especially from
Canton, Sir Liang said: "The Canton
trouble was not ut all serious, I was
there at the time of Its occurrence.
Canton Is my home. There were a few
arrests, and that ended it, Really, it
was a disturbance and a very slight
one, fomented by a mob without leadership
and without organization. There
was nothing else to It. But It might
act to provide for a home or homes for , bave been serious, it there had been
non-leprous children or leprous parents lenders.
nnd to provide for the nialuionnnc"; of
Then the House, on motion, adjourned
until this morning at 10" o'clock to
give the special committee a chance to
consider th'j county bill.
IN THE SENATE
The Senate spent considerable time
yesterday forenoon n the consideration
"No; it wns not the work of the followers
of Kang Yu Wei. It Is most
unjust to him to say that. It was ah-
, other faction altogether that caused the
trouble, But there has boon and I think
will be no renewal of the Boxer troubles.
China Is at peace with the world,
and will remain at peace. The newspapers
are printing stories of lenewed outbreaks,
but I think they are only taking
advantngp of the genuuil public ignorance
concerning China to amuse their
In the suite of the new Minister are
Y. W. Cheong, Chang Cheung, 8. T,
Chu, C. C. Chun and B. S. Chun. Besides
these, there Is nlso Chong Jock
Fan, who will remain In Honolulu and,
In due time, will be conunlsdloned as
the new Chinese Consul here. Ooo Kim
will continue to hold the position of
A four-ton piece of metal, being removed
from the Arlzonan yesterday,
fell and crushed the feet of a Japanese
Purchase of Two 15,000 Ton Liners
For the Honolulu and Oriental
(A.3B00IATED PREB8 O&BLiXaBAXS.)
PHILADELPHIA, March 19. The Pacific Mail Steamship
Company lias' bought two 15,000 ton steamers to ply between San
Francisco, Honolulu and the Orient.
The above cablegram does not state whether "fifteen thousand
tons" is displacement, carrying capacity, or registered tonnage. If it
were the latter those two vessels would-be larger than any now afloat.
If it means displacement the two new ones are smaller than the Korea
or Siberia but if it means carrying capacity the new vessels are 3,000
tons larger than the Korea or Siberia as those vessels each have 12,000
tons' carrying capacity. Long -ago it was rumored that the Pacific Mail
Company would replace the present Occidental & Oriental line by buying
vessels of the White Star line, the O. and O. liners being put into
the Panama service. The White Star line has several vessels in the
trade between London and Australia, via Cape Town, of the above
mentioned size anil also some large freighters running to New York
from Liverpool of the same size and it is possible that the Pacific Mail
Company's purchase was of two vessels from the White Star line.
Gold Bar Disappears.
ALBANY, N. Y., March 19. A gold bar consigned to Buffalo
and worth $20,000 has disappeared from the custody of the express
company. It is believed to have been stolen here.
A Coal Mine Fatality.
HALIFAX, March 19. In a 'Nova Scotia coal mine explosion
four men were killed. The damage to property amounts to half a million
Canal Digging Syndicate.
WASHINGTON, March 19. A syndicate is organizing here to
dig the Panama canal at an estimated cost of $145,000,000.
Sentenced for Treason?
MANILA, Marcli,9, Jose Jayier,, convicted. oCtreason.hasbeen'
'sentenced to five ycarsiin prison and a fine of ?5',ooo; '&
Cranks Threaten Odd!.
ALBANY, N. Y., March 19. Governor Odell is now guarded by
detectives owing to the threats of cranks.
To Fight Labor Unions.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 19. California mine-owners have
organized to fight the labor unions.
Six Miners Killed.
' JOHNSTOWN, Pa., March 19. Six miners were killed here today
in a runaway of coal earn.
Afternoon Dispatches Prom Associated Press.
COLON, Colombia, March 19. Opposition to the Panama canal
treaty is developing in the Colombian Congress. European influence
is believed to be at work.
PARIS, March 19. The French Chamber of Deputies today voted
to wipe out all religious schools and inaugurate a system of government
schools throughout the country.
LONDON, March 19. One hundred thousand Boers have been
restored to civil and nolitical richts and $715,000,000 have been appro
priated to assist the burghers in re-establishing their homes.
WASHINGTON, March 19. The Cuban Reciprocity treaty was
ratified today by a vote of 50 to 16. Changes in the document make
it necessary for the Cuban Senate to act before the treaty can go' into
Mele IC. Kunulakca, wldov of tho
lato Prince Albert K. Kunulakea, has
petitioned to tho Circuit Court that
letters of administration be Issued to
Bruce Cartwright. The estate is valued
at $10,950 and coriBlstB of real property
of the value of J8.G0O which Includes
the homestead at Knpalama, land In
Munoa Valley, Kamollllll, Waiklkl, together
with personal property consisting
of cash, chattels und household
furniture of the value of J2.450.
The petitioner states that tho deceased
left no kindred known to her and
that under tho statutes of descent she
as his widow inherits all liitf cstute.
Captain William C. Langfltt, of the
United States Engineers, who commanded
the battalion of volunteer en
gineers ut Camp McKlnloy In 1898-99, ease,
THE MAUINA LOA
Willie Slmorson, one of the best
known pursers In tho inter-Island
steamer trade, has retired as purser of
tho steamer Mauna Loa, and' went. out
hist night as purser of tho steamer
Mlkahala, sailing for Kauai ports. The
Mauna Lon's purser now Is Cavarly,
formerly u freight clerk on tho China,.
W. Hapal, formerly purser of tho
has been taken off that vessel
and will likely be given a place on one
ot tho smaller vessels of tho Inter-Island
Tho Commissioner-General of Immigration
has overruled the appeal In
behair of Chiyo Obazakl, excluded from
the United States because lie was afflicted
with u dangerous contagious
Obnzaltl was found to be
has been ordered before the examining I ferlng from trachoma, and will be re
boards ut San Francisco for promotion, turned to Japan