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PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, OCTOBER 18, 1887.
THE DAILY Pacific Commercial Advertiser IS PUBLISHED EVERY MORNING. :o:- OF SUBSCRIPTIONS Per annum ? Six months ........ 3 00 Per month 50c a-8ubcriptlous Payable Always iu Advance. Communications from all parts of the Kingdom will always be very acceptable. Persons residing In any part of the United states can remit like amount of subscription due by Post Office money order. Matter intended for publication In the editorial columns should be addressed to Editor Pacific Comickrcial advkhtiser, Business communications and advertisements nould be addressed simply P. C. Advkbtiskr, And not to individuals T I I 1Z Commercia! Pacific Is now for sale daily at the Fllwine Places J. H. SOPER . Merchant street A. M. HEWETT Merchant street T. G. THRUM v Fort street WM. STRAHLMANN Hawaiian Hotel Five Cents per Copy TUESDAY October 18th ONE DAY'S LATER NEWS. The Barkentine S. X. Castle firings Dates to October 21. The barkentine S. N. Castle arrived early Monday morning from San Fran cisco with one day's later news. Fol lowing is a summary : British Affairs. A great lwinerai demonstration was held at Temple Combe, Dorsethire, Eng land, October 1st. Twenty thousand people were present. John Morley, the chief speaker, replied to Chamberlain's recent speech at Birmingham. He said the Liberals 6tood with their feet upon a rock. Gladstone had announced his as sent to modifications of his original home rule plan and everyone of his colleagues who were concerned in preparing the bill also cordially assented. What more did anybody want to know? He was amazed that Chamberlain did not produce his own plan. As to Chamberlain's urging the postponement of Irish for English legislation, the position of Ireland would not allow Parliament to deal with other affairs. The ship of state was in a storm, surrounded by tumultuous waves, and the only way to make port was to sum mon back the old pilot. Disestablish ment, liquor reform and free schools were all Liberal questions. When the Irish question was settled the Liberals would take up these reforms and soon ef- feet them. The Tories never would. The great sensation of social and sport ing circles is the disgrace of the Marquis of Ailesbury by a committee of the Jockey Club. He is a representative of one of the most ancient and prominent families in England. Before coming into his title he had married an actress. The "St. James Gazette" says : "This disgrace is worse than death. It says that when the committee of the Jockey Club, a body of gentlemen to whom all gentlemen in the country have intrusted the task of condemning or acquitting al leged offenders against the sporting code of honor has warned a man off New market heath for life, it has sentenced him to lasting degradation. His spurs are checked off and his shield reversed. No man of honor will feel free to asso- A ' Al . ciate wiui mm again. n.ven a mere mercenary adventurer will despise a superior who has sunk to his level. The law itself cannot condemn a man to such a punishment. Irish Affairs. A London dispatch of October 1st says : "Gratton Esmond, one of the Irish dele gates now on his way with Arthur O'Connor to the United States, just be fore he sailed addressed the following letter to the 'World' correspondent de scribing the object of his journey : 'The purpose of our visit to the United States is to lay before the friends of the Irish cause in America a faithful account of the position it has now reached, thanks, in a large measure, to their, ever-generous assistance. No doubt the daily press has enabled them to follow the re cent course of events in Ireland, but we are convinced that the statements of eye witnesses in the strife will have a new interest for friends so true and untiring that this mark of deference should be paid them by the Irish Parliamentary party. We hope, too, that our visit may, if possible, bind closer to the cause of Ireland our friends in America, without distinction of party, and by this means assure a speedier and more triumphant close of the long struggle for Irish free dom.' " Sir Joseph Ridgeway will probably be appointed to the vacancy made by the resignation f Butler, Under Secretary for Ireland. Ridgeway conducted the Afghan frontier negotiations. He there displayed qualities of firmness and patience which promise well for his work in the trying post to which he is soon to he palled. He has been in the army since he was 17 years of age. German Affairs. A dispatch from Berlin, October 1st, says : The coming conference between 1 t T:mr.v nnrl SJrrry f!risni. the XrlllUC; JJlBILUa.1V, IV. Orl-lU. J16"V L ' Italian Prime Minister, completely over shadows interest in the shooting affair on the frontier. The interview is regarded of supreme importance. It has special reference to- the renewal of the military convention between Italy, Austria and Germany. An alliance of the central powers with Italy on general policy was renewed for five years, but the military convention for offensive and defensive purposes covered only six months, from March last to September. Another question of special interest to the Italian Government will be the negotiations with the Vatican on the terms of recon ciliation. The frontier affair, which has never been regarded in Berlin so seriously as in Paris, ends with the payment of an indemnity to Brignon's widow and the expression of regret by the German Gov ernment. If France insists upon the punishment of Kauffmann the demand will not be granted. A German official inquiry proved that Kauffmann acted ac cording to the letter of his instructions. To further appease France Count Von Munster has been authorized to say that measures will be taken on the German side of the frontier to relax the severity of the regulations under which the j forest rangers and other officials act. This will be the extent of the satisfaction accorded France. Miscellaneous. Advices from West Africa, -October 1st, state that the British Consul has caused the arrest of King Jaja of Oporbo for secretly preventing the access of traders to the interior. King Jaja or dered the natives not to do any trading except through his agents, and enforced the order by beheading 150 of his sub jects as a warning. Great efforts are being made to save the Chicago Anarchists from hanging. Mr. Muir, of Dumbarton, the owner of the yacht Mabel, has determined to build a ninety-ton cutter to compete for the America's cup in America next year, unless Mr. Bell again challenges for if. The designer will be Fife Jr. of Fairlee. Captain Robert Duncan of Gourock, now master of the Marjorie and formerly of the Madge, will be the captain. At Ashland, Pa., October 1st, three men and two boys were suffocated and thirteen others overcome by gas this afternoon in the Bost colliery. A pillar gave way, bringing writh it the gas." The men in the neighboring breast heard a tremendous rush of air and escaped by fleeing to the bottom of the slope. It is feared that some of those overcome by the gas will die. While "Washington Richards and a man named Snyder were cutting timber on the farm of John Warner, at New- portage, Summit county, O., October 1st they chopped down a tree, in the hollow of which they found several thousand dollars in bank notes and gold and silver coin. A miseriv iarmer named Tracns- bach lived on the place fifteen years ago; and it is believed that he hid the money there before his death. ANNUAL MEETING Of the Planters' Labor and Supply Company. The stockholders ot .this company as sembled in annual meeting at 10 o'clock yesterday morning, Hon. H. P. Baldwin presiding. Upon the roll being called, the following gentlemen, regresenting in the aggregate 11,629 shares, answered, viz. Col. Z. S. Spalding, Messrs. P. C. Jones, Jona. Austin, E. M. Walsh, S. B. Dole, T Ram Walker, C. M. Cooke, Geo. Castle, W. J. Lowrie, J. M. Lidgate, F. A. Schaefer, W. H. Rickard, W. H. Laws, J. M. Horner, W. Y. Horner, H. Morrison, J. A. Scott, H. F. Glade and J. G. Spencer. The reading of the minutes of last meet tng was dispensed with, and Mr. W. O. Smith, the Secretary, read: secretary's annual report. October 17, 1887. To the President and stockholders of the Planters' Labor and Supply Company: Gentlemen: Your Secretary respectfully submits this report for the year ending October 17. 1887. TRUSTEES AND OFFICERS. At the last annual meeting, on October 19, 1886, Trustees were elected as follows : H. P. Baldwin, H. F. Glade, J. M. Lidgate, G. C. Williams, R. Halstead, P. C. Jones, G. N. Wilcox, J. B. Castle and Z. S. Spald ing. The Trustees organized with the follow ing officers: H. P. Baldwin, President H. F. Glade, Vice President; P. C. Jones, Treasurer; Z. S. Spalding acted tempor arily as Secretary, and later H. F. Glade was chosen Secretary tor the term. MEETINGS. But few regular meetings of the Board of Trustees have been held during the year. On several occasions informal meetings were held without a quorum be ing present, owing to the absence of Trus tees from Oahu. Your Secretary would suggest the desirability of choosing a suffieient number of Trustees resident in Honolulu to form a quorum, so that meet ings may be held. Whenever matters of importance require action, Trustees resident upon the other islands can be notified and a larger num ber called together, but when matters of less moment demand attention and pre liminary steps need to be taken, there should be a quorum of local Trustees to hold meetings. IMMIGRATION AND LABOR. The principal matter relating to immi- J grants, which the Trustees have been called upon to consider during the year, has been that of the returning home of cer tain Gilbert Islanders and New Hebrides people. A large number of Gilbert Islanders, whose terms of service have expired, have ' been returned to their homes by the Gov ernment; but there are a number of New Hebrides who are entitled to be returned, who are waiting. This subject will be pre sented at the meeting, for the company is j under certain obligations in the matter. j There has been: no serious scarcity of j laborers m the country, hut witn tne re duced prices realized for sugars much at tention and thought has been given to the subject of the rate of wages demanded by Chinese day laborers. It is evident that there must be concert of action among plan tersv upon the rates to be paid such laborers, or more laborers must be intro duced before that irregular class can be property controlled. The members of the company are aware ot the efforts being made by the Board of Immigration to encourage further immi- grationfrom Japan. The Japanese nave ... r- i generally proved a desirable class oi la- hnrprs eomine as they have, with a fair proportion of wives and families, they form more desirable population than the Chinese, who come without families. The importance ot insisting that a rea sonable proportion of immigrants, of what ever nationality, bring their wivas is very great. The future welfare of the country demands this. The Portuguese families scattered over the Islands afford a marked contrast to the roving irresponsible Chinamen who have neither home nor stake in the coun try. Ih this connection your Secretary feels that he is expressing the feeling of the members of the company in approving the effort being made by the present Gov ernment to subdivide available public lands for homesteads. The prospect of be ing able to obtain a homestead or small farm after the expiration of the term of service will be an additional inducement to desirable immigrants to come to this country. RUM AND OPIUM. The licensing of the sale of opium and the retail liquor shops established in sev eral of the country districts has proved detrimental to the planting interests as well as to the general well being of the laboring people. Agents of the so-called opium company have traveled throughout the group visit ing every plantation, village and hamlet carrying the deadly and demoralizing drug. Chinese who are addicted to the use of opium will obtain it more or less freely even when the sale is interdicted, but when it is prohibited and opium is contraband much less is used. Under the license the habit spreads rapidly. Evil only has re sulted from the increase of establishments for selling liquor. CROPS. The crops during the past year have been large and were generally harvested in good season. Improved machinery and pro cesses have tended to increase the product. Notwithstanding the low prices which have- ruled, the results have not been as serious as might have been anticipated. THE 44 PLANTERS' MONTHLY." Under the arrangements . entered into with Mr. H. M. Whitney at the last annual meeting the 44 Planters' Monthly " was in creased in size and has been published reg ularly each month. This publication is of much value and its merits are becoming more fully recognized. THE GOVERNMENT. It is proper that allusion should be made to the changes in the Constitution and Government of the Kingdom. None are more deeply interested in the Government and the administration of the laws than the planters. The changes in the Consti tution have been radical and promise to secure better and'more stable Government. They are all in the line of modern Consti tutional government. With wise adminis tration the results must tend to strengthen the public credit at home and abroad. The Legislature elected under the new Constitution, and which is about to con vene, is more representative than any for mer Legislature in these Islands, and is one which will give intelligent considera tion to any measures which aie properly brought before it. It is an opportune time for this company to consider any subject for the public welfare to which it would call the attention of the Legislature. THE ANNUAL MEETING. Due notice has been given of the meeting and the committees have all been notified of their duties. H. F. Glade, Secretary. Honolulu, October 15. 1887. The report having been received and ordered to be printed, THE TBE ABUSER'S REPORT Was read by Mr. P. C. Jones, which showed that the liabilities of the company amounted to $473, against which the amount in hand was $31. The sum of $5 had been received on account of subscrip tions to the -'Planters' Monthly." Mr. Jones stated that a number of members had declined to pay their assessments, saying that they were no longer members, although they had not taken the steps prescribed in the by-lawi in order to sever thsir connection. He knew of no method whereby they could be compelled to pay up. He suggested that during the present session the list be revised. It was more im portant now than ever before to keep up this association, because it was in a posi tion to exert a greater influence, owing to the recent changes in the Government of the country. Col. Spalding moved that a committee of three be appointed to examine the Treas urer's report as soon as practicable. He felt a little suspicious of that report. The Treasurer said he had only received $5 for subscription to the " Planters Monthly," whereas he had himself paid $10. Mr. Jones To me? (Laughter.) Col. Spalding No; I did not say to you personally. Mr. Jones said the report had not been audited, owing to the absence of the Au ditor. A. Lydgate seconded the motion, which carried." The Chairman nominated the following committee: . Z. S. Spalding, F. A. Schaefer and A. Lydgate. The Treasurer's name was substituted for that Mr. Schaefer. The Chairman intimated that the next business in order would be the election of nine trustees. This gave rise to a lengthy discussion as to the desirability of doing so at this stage. Some of the members thought it better to ascertain first what support the association was likeij' to re fpivp. and a motion to this effect was rhlpd bv Colonel Spaldingr. An amendment was recorded that the election proceed, but that the officers postpone taking their seats till the end of the session. The motion finally prevailed. The report of the Committee on Labor was then read. This was an exhaustive report, and dealt with every phase of the labor question, as well a3 manyjsugges- tions to the planters in regard to a uni- torin rate of wages to be paid to laborers. The Committee on Cane reported pro gress. rwi !ll rT" - ine ixommuiee on Aiacninery read an elaborate report on sugar machinery, giv ing detailed accountrof the different parts requirea m me manuiacture ot sugar, with suggestions ior improvements on the pres- l v-v 4- J ,-. i? a -w-r i n muues oi manuiacture. lie also re- ierred to the diffusion process that will shortly be introduced on Col. Z. S. Spald- mg s plantation on Kauai. On motion the report was received, ordered printed and placed on file. The meeting then adjourned until 2 p. m. On reassembiing, Col. Spalding reported verbally on the result of the committee's examination of the Treasurer's report. The only discrepancy revealed amounted to 63 cents. It appeared that a great many of the stockholders had failed to pay their assessments, the support of the organiza tion consequently devolving upon a limited number. Speaking for himself, Col. Spald ing failed to see what beriefit had been de rived from the organization bevond the publication of the "Planters' Monthly," for which ne had himself paid during the year $100. The full number of. copies con tracted for had not been circulated, but he supposed a thousand of them were lying piled up in the printing office. The com mittee embodied in their report a sugges tion to liquidate the debt by means of sub scriptions among the members, and that those willing to subscribe for the "Month ly" during the ensuing year to signify their willingness in writing. The report was accepted and placed on file and the committee discharged. Mr. W: O. Smith drew attention to an additional liability not mentioned in the Treasurer's report. The faith of the com pany had been pledged to the Government to return certain South Sea Islanders. The arrangement was that those who employed them should return them, but one planta tion which was liable had become bankrupt. The duty therefore devolved upon the com pany. The discussion of this was post poned. The recommendation of the committee as to the liquidation of the debt was dis cussed at some length, it being elicited that a somewhat widespread objection existed among planters to the assessment principle. The discussion was brought to a climax by Colonel Spalding moving that an assess ment of 5 cents per share be levied, payable at 9 o'clock the following morning. He thereupon handed to the Treasurer a $50 bill for the thousand shares represented by him, and the arrangement was ratified by the meeting. Mr. Dole moved that the " Planters' Monthly," as a charge upon the funds of the corporation, be discontinued; that it be left to the voluntary subscription of mem bers and others, and that it belong to the subscribers. Though very ably conducted, he did not think it as valuable since it had been taken out of the hands of those imme diately connected with the company and who had a technical knowledge of the sugar interests. An opposite opinion was expressed by some other members. The motion was withdrawn. Colonel Spalding moved, that if it is nec essary our by-laws be so changed that each member of this company pay an annual membership fee of $5. Seconded and carried. Mr. W. O. Smith moved that the sub scription "to the " Planters' Monthly " be reduced from $5 to $2 50 per year. Carried. LEGISLATION. Mr. T. R. Walker read the report of the Committee on Legislation. It adverted to the benefits which would be likely to accrue to the planting interests consequent upon the recent constitutional and plitical changes, and expressed confidence in the present Ministry and the newly elected Legislature. These things would naturally have a tendency to lighten the work of the company. The report criticised at some length the existing judicial machinery of the Kingdom and put forth several im portant suggestions with regard thereto. The report was accepted. CNE TRANSPORTATION. Mr. Horner read the. report of the Com mittee on Cane Transportation, which was accepted. ' MANUFACTURE OF SUGAR. Mr. E. M. Walsh read the report of the committee on this subject, which was ac cepted. TREATMENT OF MOLASSES. Mr. Lidgate read the report of the com mittee on this subject, which elicited some discussion on its technical bearing, and was accepted. The meeting then adjourned to 9 o'clock this morning. SWtwfisniutUs ON SALE AT THE California Market, Corner Itiugr aiwIAIakea Sis., Ex S. S. Australia, BARTLETT PEARS, PEACHES, MUS CAT GRAPES, EATING and COOK ING FRESH APPLES, CRAB APPLES, CHERRIES ON ICE, GERMAN PRUNES GREENGAGES, etc. At lowest prices. fab26 '87 2Iutaal Telephone- No. 378. THIS SPACE -FOR Popular Millinery House, 1G4 Iort St., Honolulu. UST. S. SCHS, The Leading Millinery House -OF- Chas. J. Fisliel. COR. FORT & HOTEL STS. For two Weeks Only Our Semi-Annual Benin ant Sale will take place NEXT MONDAY All our remnants will De placed on the Counter, and marked way down. In Ladies' Trimmed and Untrimmed Hats, we are prepared to offer BIG BARGAINS. Remnants in all departments. Come and see what we offer you next MONDAY. CHAS. J. FISHEL, Leading Millinery House. JAS. P. M0KGAN, .A. u c f ioneer -AND- Commission Merchant. Tn. JAS. F. MORGAN, LATELY A PARTNER JJ1 of the firm of E. P. ADAMS & CO., now dissolved, will from this day carry on the busi ness of Auctioneer and Commission Merchant In the premises lately occupied by E. P. Adams & Co., No. 45 Queen street. Honolulu, September 1, 1887. 809tf GRASS SEEDS. COCKSFOOT, RYE GRASS, ENG LISH RED CLOVER, COW GRASS. THE ATfENTION OF ALL INTERESTED IN improving the pasture lands of the Islands is railed to the above valuable seeds, which we offer for sale in lots to suit purchasers. We have also on hand sample lots of White Clover, English Alsyke, Timothy, Rib Grass, Crested Dog's Tail, Tall Fescue, Italian Rye Grass and Lucerne teds, which we off er in small lots for trial, and will also receive orders for quantities of not less than half a ton weight, and execute same with dispatch. 7l7-jtinel8tfd3:w WM. G, IRWIN & CO. T. BASS s. H. BBOWN T. J. BASS & CO. Importers of and Dealers in .Artists' - Materials, Paints, Oils, Glass, Tarnishes, Turpentine. Manufacturers of Mouldings, Picture Frames, etc., etc., etc. 14 ana 16 Ellis Street near Market, SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. C34mayl4tf Hawaiian Mutual Fire and Marine Insurance Co. Subscription Lists for Stock and Policies now open at GULICK'S AGENCY, Caugl No. 23 Merchant Street. IS RESERVED THE PEOPEIETOR Win. G. Irwin & Co OFFER FOR SALK STJGhTlS DRY GRANULATED In Barrels, Half Barrel h, And 30-pound Boxes. CUBE In Half Barrels And 25-pound Boxes, In 30-pound Boxea. POWDERED GOLDEN C. 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