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The Independent. [volume] (Honolulu, H.I.) 1895-1895, June 14, 1895, Image 2

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To judge from the President's
uieBsago it seems that he has
literally gone into the land
The Philadelphia Public
Ledger devotes a column and
a half to Hawaiian affairs.
The last paragraph is entirely
in roferenco to John Koss, who
served in the U. S. navy
during the war. The Stato
Department invitos particular
attention' to his case, he having
been illegally imprisoned in
Oahu Jail for fifty-one days.
The official organ seems to
be very much worked up be
cause the friends of the ex-queen
still fail to see the reason
of Colonel McLean's intrusion
on her privacy. The great
commander, who during tho
last few days has taken occasion
to tell several kamaainas
what a powerful gun he is, declares
that ho is very solicitous
of the Queen's health. Whenever
tho medical advice of
himself or his military doctor
is needed" ho will bo sent for.
Until then their services are
not wanted.
' It seems some people were
in a dreadful stow -about the
fourth of July celebration this
year. In former years it was
left to the American Minister
to call a meeting of Americans,
and he always did it from
Daggottto Willisabout the
15th of June. This year tho
committee of last year had the
gall to intervene before the
usual time and impudently ask
tho Amarican Minister what
he was going to do about it.
At the same time they
insulted the Minister
by asking him if he would
father a celebration of the birth
of the Kepublic of Hawaii,,
whoso government has lost no
opportunity of insulting tho
covernraent of the United
States. As Captain Cochrane,
of the U. S. Marine Corps,
orator of the day last year,
was censured by the Navy
Department for his freshness
in calling for three cheers for
tho Hawaiian Republic before
the concern was recognized by
the United States Government,
Minister Willis cannot possibly
have anything to do with tho
Dronosed ioint "Americo-Ha-
waiian" celebration. He
here as the repaesentative
America and Americana.
English in which they are
clothed. Tho sugar planter
gets a solid roasting from ono
end to the other. An attompt
is made to boom the small
farming racket again and a
general invitation is given to
American farmers to come to
Hawaii and cultivato cabbage
for shipment to Puget Sound.
It is stated with great serious
ness that wo have been too
dependent upon the single in
dustry of sugar. Thurston's
guava jolly is ignored but wo
aro blamed because we never
have systematically raised hay
and grain for cattlo and horses.
If wo go into the hay business
a lot of men and women could
find labor and support, and we
aro told that we urgently
need to improve the social
and political conditions of tho
The First Fruit.
The Labor Commission has
been heard from. A report
on tho coffee industry was
distributed among the
members of the Legislature
The authors of tho funny work
are W. N. Armstrong, J.
J. M. ivas, T. B.
Murray and H. W. Severance
Anybody reading tho report
will bo seized with an uncontrollable
desire to burst out
laughing. The ideas presented
are nearly as unique as the
Yet wo thought that with
the advent of tho republic tho
country was very short of being
a Paradise. In talking
about the coffee nothing is said
about the blight which to-day
has destroyed tho finest plant
ation on Hawaii, but then the
commission cannot at tho pres
ent moment obtain or furnish
complete data in the matter of
coffee. If that is so we fail to see
why a report has been issued at
all. We are told that there are
about 150,000 acres in Puna
suitable for coffee, and it is here
that the small farmer is invit
ed to plant himself and eat or
ship cabbage while the coffee
and tho blight aro growing.
In Ceylon, says the report, aro I
204,000 acres planted with
coffee, and it takes 200,000 laborers
to look after it. With the
small American farmer
around it is believed that ono
man can cultivate from three
to live acres and the women
and children whom tho coril
mission seems to provide for
can dp the picking of berries
and the clipping of coupons.
Twenty thousand acres of
Hardware, Crockery j
Groceries, Peed Stuffs, &c
er is to live on and sell. Tho
report tolls us that tho value ol
these products,ven if not sold,
is of great importance in the
economy of life. Sure I However,
in another chapter, tho
commission hesitates and saya
that it is a matter yet to bo
determined if th coffee indus
try ovor will bo extremely pro
It was generally understood
that ICalakaua was tho main
instrument in securing tllo
Reciprocity Treaty, but the
comn'jssion informs us that tho
treaty was duo to American
statesmen. A great fact has
dawned on the commission and
that is the plantations aro
money making and not
affairs. What wisdom!
What brilliancy 1 It borders
on mind reading.
The commission docs not
desire to give financial aid to
tho 20,000 small American
farmers who aro to come here
and cultivate coffee. It only
wishes to "protect thorn from
imposition." Great Scott ! and
yet thoy want tho poor men to
dig up their hard earned dollars
and invest them in tho
Puna rocks I The "white men''
aro also told'that it is all nonsense
that they oannot work in
tho tropics. The commission
gets quite poetic in its description
of the Eldorado which
will be realized with coffee and
cabbage. At the same time it
draws a very uninviting picture
of life at present in the "cheer
less quarters ot our sugar
Of course Asiatic immigration
must bo stopped at once,
and the commission has reason
to believe that thousands of
families in tho United States
would come here if they could
get land in fee simple. That
is probably tuo reason wny
Armstrong has gone to Japan.
To provide 'a job for . some
friend the commission advocates
tho appointment of an
fee land is valued by the agent to go' to the States and
eresting commission at $10,- inform tho people that Hawaii
000,000, which at present tax is ready to encourage
means $100,000 a year to tion. It is regretted that
the government. The Americau immigration hasn't
sion, that evidently knows the been encouraged in tho past,
ropes, adds very innocently If it had we would have had
that "tho coffee plantations material "for an intelligent and
would bo valued for purposes patriotic citizen soldiery," a
of taxation at considerably low- "guarantee against filibustering
er figures." We believe you. expeditions, etc." That sounds
When the comniission gets into very encouraging for peace-figures
it becomes enthusiastic, fully inclined citizens. Tho
Twenty thousand acres with J report finishes with an earnest
800 trees to the acre will yield appeal to energetic young men
16,000,000 pounds of coffee 'to cultivate vegetables, and
which amounts to a value of $2,- thoy are told that it "requires
400,000 a year. This divided unusual intelligence and skill"
among 4,800 families would to raise the cabbage. That
give each $500 a year, which seems rather 'a compliment to
proves that 20,000 persons the Chinese vegotable men in
could derivo a comfortable Hy- town. If tho balance of tho
ing from tho modorato acroago work of tho labor commission
mentioned. How the is to bo at par with this first
sion arrives at that audacious report it is a pity that the
conclusion is beyond our com-' commission over was appointed
prehension. In tho lucrativo and money ever spent on its
income to be derived from work. Tho report is
no account has been taken ed, jumbled and incorrect, and
of the cabbage, fruit, poultry ' of no earthly use oithor hore
,and meat which tho small farm- or olsewhero.
Tho cricket match which was
advertised to bo played ou
day did not tako placo.for
the simplo ronson that many of
tho Philadelphia team did not put
in an appearance. This' caused
considerable disappointment to
tho spoctatorB as woll ns to tho
Honolulu Cricket Club, and to
thdso of tho Philadelphia toam
who appoarod on tho ground fully
oxpooting n good game. However,
sides woro picked and somo
good criokot indulged in. Tho
batting of somo of tho Honolulu
toam was very good.whiloWnrdoU
of tho Philadelphia shewod himself
to be a very good bowlor, for
ho took four wickets with a loss
of throo runs, a roally good
Telephones on Hawaii.
Roprosontativo E. E. Richards
on Hawaii has beou hood
operator on that island, at
tho central station at Hilo, for
many years. Tho othor evening
ho was mot in company with L.
S. Aungst, promoter and constructor
of tho now syatom on tho big
island, at tho Arlington. Thoy
said that by the combination of
tho old and tho now lines, communication
could be hod at all tho
important centers. Thero( is a
central station at Naalohu, district
of Kau, which can convorao
diroctly with Hilo. Tho rates are
lower than for tho stations on
Oahu connecting with Honolulu.
Sans Souoi.
This favorito resort nddod to its
popularity by the elegant lunch
and dinuer servod on tho 11th of
Juno. A largo number of. people
took ndvantago of the oloso
vioinity to the raco track and
visited tho place. Many submitted
to the temptations of the ocean
and took a bath before roturning
to the track. Tomorrow und on
tho 4th of July spooial lunches
will be served for the benefit of
tho public that will tako in tho
athletic sports and tho races.
The Colima Horror.
By tho bark Andrew Woloh,
which brought throe days' later
news, the most important item received
is regarding tho ill-fated
steamer Oolimn. Tho vessel was
found floating bottom up, showing
that sho lTnd capsized. Only
thirty-four of nil tho souls on
board were savod. This shows
that tho worst .information by
mail did not surpass tho frightful
reality. . .
He Ran Away.
Kabuku Boy got into his ugly
mood yesterday morning and ran
uwuy from Jim Crow, who was
driving in a brake and leading
tho horse. Tho horse in tho
llrako was pulled tto tho ground
and broke a log, and Jim Crow
was thrown out of tho brake.
Bay steered for Waikiki and
went along King Street in excellent
time. Ho is probably
running yot.
TJie Monarch Arrives.
The Hawaiian Hardware Co.
recoivod tho expected invoioo of
bioyclos in tho Androw Woloh.
Now is tho Chance for tho lovers
of tho whool to secure a bicyolo
which oan boat anything' in the
lino of spoed, comfort and durability.
Got on to tho Monnroh.
Jimly 5opie
.June 13, 189?.
It cannot be denied that the
roads in Honolulu and suburbs
are kept in a very fair and good
condition. The road supervisor
is devoting all his time and
as much money as he can get
in keeping the roads in good
order and the driving and riding
public appreciates his efforts.
Nowadays, we do not
drive brakes
that used to shake the
out of the driver. We dc?
not either patronize old stiff-legged
horses the motions of
wnicn were muci, oniy in comparison
with riding on' a rail
out of a western town. Civilization
has advanced and we
so right alone with it. Ho
nolulu can boast of as fine
turnouts as any big cities in
the United btates. 1 lie horses
used are of superior breed,
and every stranger admires
the fine stock seen in our streets
and on the race track. But it
is not given to everybody to
oossess horse and carriage. It
takes money to get them and
to keep them, and for that rea
son we are going to meet the
demands of those to whom
phaetons and thoroughbreds
are a grade too high. Buy a
Monarch and the roads of Ho
nolulu will be equal pleasure
to the rider of that famous
wheel as they are to the swell
horseman and driver. The
Monarch bicycle is among the
high grade wheels. It is now
the favorite in the United States
and the Monarch Cycle Manufacturing
Company is simply
unable to attend to the orders
which are crowding in, so that
it has to enlarge its factories
greatly to meet the demand.
We have succeeded in securing
an invoice of eleven which will
arrive here during the next
week and we can offer them
at a very reasonable figure.
The Monarch frame is made of
the best quality of spirally
drawn Mannesmann Steel Tubing
and it is built for appearance
as well as for speed. The
Monarch frame is very rigid,
very strong, very light, very
graceful and very comfortable.
All Monarch bearings are fitted
with' the Binns Patent Ball
Holder and Dust Protector,
which makes it possible to remove
the cones of all lateral
bearings without disturbing
the balls.
The narrow tread on a bicy
cie is tne latest tad. i.ne
Monarch, claims that there is a
limit to all things and the Mon
arch tread will be $ 3-4 inches,
which is the narrowest claim
consistent with the safety of
the rider.
A Kingfisher bicycle lamp
will perhaps be suitable for
Waikiki, while a Demon lamp
seems to indicate meeting with
the mounted police.
The Monarch racers for ladies
and gentlemen will commend
themselves to everybody who
enjoys a spin. We will at
some ruture day devote more
space to fully describe the superb
bicycle. As soon as our
invoice arrives we will invite
you to inspect the wheel, if
they are not all ordered before
Tie Hawaiian Hardware Go. Ltd.
Oppoalta Bpveakel Block,
White ."Bros. Cement
Corrugated Iron Koofins:
Water Piioe
v. . Paints and Oils
flRoche Harbor Lime "
O. land O. Flow
Grain, etc., etc.. etc.
FrVday, Saturday and
racv m.
Worth $5 to $9,
For $2 HaofcLl
Worth 1 to $2 50,
For 25 Cents Each !
blowers, Feathers,
Birds, Aigerietes,
Eta, Etc, Etc.
Gome and Examine the Stock
JK5T This Sale will last only
from tho 12th to the 17th inclusive
Jrl. jfx. x. O.
The Athletics
Are Here !
Kapiolani Park
Tho Exorcises will start at
2:30 P.M., and the Athletic
Club will come up to the point.
, Admission : 50 Conts ,all
around, and everywhere,
i j
Annual Meeting
Purso $30
1-1 railo clash for Maui brod
Ponies M Lands and undor,
Catch woights
Purso $150
1 milo dash, froo for all ,
Purso $100
3 minuto class, lmilo boats,
host 2 in 3
(Maidon raco) 1,2 milo dosh
for all Mnui brod. Woigbt
for ago
Purso 50
(Corinthian race) 1 milo
dash. Mombers of tho Asso
ciation to rido. Woltor woights
Purso $100
1-2 milo and ropeat for Ha-,
waiinn brod horses
Purso $100
3-4 milo dash, freo for all
Tho above to chango
Secretary Maui Raoing Association.
Ieal Estate Dealers
503 Fort st. , near King
Parties wishing to dispose of
their proportion, aro lifVltod to
call on us. '
HSg4 A.C3r353Xr,aPS
An "
Steamship Line.
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