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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER: HONOLULU; MARCH 31, 1893.
T PAYS TO TRADE WITH US! HAVE MADE IT UP Valuable Additions to Our Immense Stock Con . stantly Arriving. Our Facilities For Pleas ing You Always Grow Better. House Committee Says Action fas Not Hasty. s SENATE APPROVES THE PLANS Misses' Button and Lace Shoes, sizes u to 2, latest spring shades, new coin toes. We will introduce them at ! $1.75. Regular $3.00 value. We are now in a position to offer some new, Nobby Blocks for little men. A few drives in Tan say a boy's good School Shoe for $1.50. Passes Appropriation for Sewers. Harbor Item Goes to Committee. SENATE. Money Savers In Shoes. n i to Ho if E. J, MURPHY an! J. S. LYNCH. Manaeers. 42 6-42 6i Fort St. Next Week, Next Week. COMMENCING : MONDAY : APRIL : 4TH, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Latest New York Novelties AND Newest Paris Fashions. ffiCT Everything crisp with newness. Daintiest desirable designs, truly regal in their beauty. Hi ass SfOTEL STREET. !iileart3 ARLINGTON BLOCK. on't Be Like the Man in Arkansaw! Who could not repair his roof when it rained, and would not do so when it was not raining because it did not need it. Get your Roof, Gutters and Plumbing in shape for the next heavy rains. Thirty-third Day, March 30. Senator .Brown announced that House bills relating to the widening of streets and the cultivation of coffee and ramie had been presented to the President for his signature. The House bill to encourage the culti vation of grapes was read by title and referred to the Commerce Committee. The House bill relating to the release of dower was read dv uue ana reierieu 10 ine Judiciary Committee. The Loan bill was reported from the Printing Committee and taken up for con sideration. The item of $ito,000 for Harbor improvement, Honolulu, was refe:-red to the special committee having under con sideration the bill to provide wharves for the Oahu Railway on motion of Senator McCandless who said that then was some opposition among the citizens t-. the pro posed plan of the Government to make one long wharf at the Ewa end of the harbor instead of slips. The item of $20,000 for harbor improvement, Hilo, and a new item of $5,000 for new wharf, Na- hiku, was referred to the Public Lands Committee. Other items were referred to the Public Lands Committee as follows: Waipio grade, SG.000; new roads in the Makawao district, Maui, $13,000; roads and bridges, Kauai, $9,500. The item of $4,000 for bridge at Lauhulu was deferred on motion of Senator Brown who told the Senate of the destruction of bridges by the flood of last Sunday on the other side of the Island. The Senate refused to pass the item of $1,500 for the completion of Diamond Head lighthouse but instructed the Committea on Public Lands instead to investigate the condition of the light as now con structed. It was said that the great weight of the light, some 13 tons, is to be supported only by four galvanized iron posts and that half a gale would topple the structure or bend one of the posts, when it would fall. It was said that many mechanics of the city had condemned its construction. The elaborately drawn plans for the pro posed Honolulu sewer system were brought o the Senate chamber and examined aft er which the $237,000 item for its construe tion was passed. Senator McCandless' ; amendment to place the construction of new roads under local road boards, and to provide that their building shall not be commenced, and they shall not be accepted except on the approval of the boards, was accepted The subsidy to Oahu Railway was in creased from $30,000 to $33,900 and the Sen ate adjourned. D Farmers' Boilers and Extra Cast ings for all Stoves. 75-79 KING ST. T2E3 TEL. NO. 31 I ' is m is;.-. n , WILLSA! Undertaker and Embalmer. LOVE BUILDING, 534r536 FORT ST. Telephone 84G. Kflsldonofi. Klnrr St. near Richards: Telephone 819. hi n MM SI soshima HAT MANUFACTURER, KING ST., Next to Castle & Cooke. Every Style of Straw Hat Made to Order. SILK GOODS, LACQUER WARE, CROCKERY WARE HANDKERCHIEFS, TIES, ETC. HOUSE. At the opening of the House yesterday morning-, Minister Damon read the re port of Marshal Brown regarding the situation of the residents of Kamanuwat in consequence of the recent flood, as fol lows: "In re damage to houses and effects of persons living in tne vicmty oi iiaanna- manu and Smith's bridges, I should state that such damage, for the most part, consists of the thorough soaking which the clothes and bedding of those living on the lower floors of buildings in that dis trict received. "A great deal of mud was carried into these houses by the flood and this, more than the water, did the damage. The report of Captain Parker, whom I de tailed to visit all persons residing in this district, was. that what most of them desired was bedding and blankets, and clothir.g for some of such losses shows the following: !S males (adults); 93 fe males; 117 children were damaged. "A number of families have already moved out of the district and taken up their abode elsewhere until such time as the mud and water shall have entirely disappeared from that district. "A few wagons or baggage expresses if placed at the disposal of these people for a few days would be of great service to them. "I would suggest that, if it is possible for the Government to do so, that those most in need be provided with clothing and bedding." Rep. Kahaulelio presented a petition from residents of Lahaina protesting against anv form of an amendment to the Constitution. Ren. Loebenstein presented the follow ir.g petitions: 1. For an appropriation of S2.;joO to a-i in the construction of a telephone line from Holualoa, Kona, to Waimea, South Kohala, thereby completing a telephone circuit of the Island of Hawaii. 2. For an appropriation tf $26,000 for the construction of a road 12 feet wide, leading from "Waimea, in the District of South Kohala, Hawaii, to and to connect with the Government road at Huehue in the District of North Kona, Hawaii, thereby encircling this island with a prop er road for the purpose of traffic or travel. Both petitions were referred to tha Public Lands Committee. Rep. Robertson reported for the special committee to whom had been referred the recent unpleasantness between the Senate and House, in part, as follows: "We are satisfied, however, that there was no discourtesy intended by the Sen ate in the hasty action taken, and we have reason to believe that, in the future, our bills will receive due consideration at the hands of that body. "We therefore recommend that the Senate communication and the report of our Passed P.ills Committee be accepted and placed on file." The report was adopted. Rep. Wilder presented the majority re port of the Committee on Commerce to whom was referred House Rill 41, dealing v.ith the opening of a steam laundry here by K. C. "Winston and others. The com mittee did not believe in granting a li cense to a single company ana submitted a substitute Ml providing for the open ing of a steam laundry by whomsoever r;i;y see fit. Rep. Loebenstein gave notice of his in tention to introduce a bill granting a franchise to certain, parties to build and operate an electric railroad on the Island of Hawaii. Rep. Robertson gave notice of his in tention to introduce an act repealing an act, Session Raws of 1S64, facilitating re covery of rent. Rep. Kahaulelio introduced a resolution to the effect that the copies of the morn ing paper be paid for at a certain rate. Referred to the Committee on Accounts. Rep. Achi; propounded the following questions to the Minister of Finance: 1. Please state how many postmasters there are in each taxaiion district throughout the Islands. 2. Please tdate the salary of each dur ing the last biennial period. Rep. Loebenstein propounded the fol lowing questions to the Minister of Fin ance: 1. Please state the amount of alcohol withdrawn from the Custom House to the Queen's hospital, a private corporation, for the years of and 1S97, respectively. Please state who acted for tho Queen's hospital in the withdrawal of al cohol in each instance when same was withdrawn bv it during each of said years of ISM and 1S1)7; also state the amount withdrawn in each instance dur ing said years. 3. State the amount of duty per gallon paid on such withdrawals by the Queen's hospital. 4. If you answer that the Queen's hos pital has paid less than the full spirit duty, please state under what law said Queen's hospital is permitted to make withdrawals of alcohol at a rate less than the full spirit duty. 5. Please state if the president, sec retary, or any trustee, or any other offi cer, agent or servant of the said Queen's hospital has been required to furnish a sworn certificate that such withdrawals of alcohol have been for .the sole and special use of said hospital. 6. A special law having been deemed necessary in order to secure to the Ber- nice Pauahi Bishop Museum the right to withdraw alcohol free of duty upon the sworn certificate of one of the trustees that such alcohol was for the sole and special use of said museum and for no other purpose, in the absence of a special or general law, allowing the Queen's hos pital, a private institution to withdraw alcohol free of duty, of at a rate less than the full spirit duty, under and by what authority does the Collector-General permit said Queen's hospital to withdraw alcohol without requiring payment of tha full spirit duty? House Bill 38, relating to the repeal of the poll tax law, was brought up for consideration with the report of the com mittee recommending indefinite postpone ment. A motion was made that the com mittee repoit be adopted. Thereupon, Rep. Achi, the introducer of the bill, arose and explained its motives. It would cer tainly be a boon to the poor man. Minister Damon arose to the support of the bill and spoke in part, as follows: 'In supporting the bill before us, I would go back to a fundamental fact of the desire above all others to put the Gov ernment on as firm a foundation, step by step, as it is possible. I want to start at the bottom of the foundation from the fabric of the Constitution. 1 shall commence at taxation and the desire to relieve, not the poor man alone, but ev ery man in the Republic, of a tax that is in the nature of a grievous burden, a fine on a man for his very existence, an un just tax. If we show to the people of this country that an honest attempt is being made to , readjust the burdens of taxation, we are bringing the support of the masses to the Government and an institution that cannot be overturned or set aside will result. This will do more than all the military in existence. "My first success along the line of tax ation was the passage of a law at the last session, removing the duty from wines made from pure grape juice. The importation of the stronger liquors has been reduced. Drunkenness had also de creased. A purer article is being furnish ed at a lower rate. It is in that posi tionto meet the masses that I came to you today. "The poll tax history in England dates back to 1377. It was abolished in 1698. An authority on the subject in England says that the pol ltax was always ex tremely unpopular there. It was almost impossible to collect. "Coming to the United States, there are fourteen States still under the poll tax law. Four of these are Northern and ten Southern States. The poll tax in some of these has been retained for poli tical purpose. "In regard to Hawaii, the poil tax was first instituted in 1S4G. At that time, males over 20 years were made to pay ?1, females fifty cents, boys, fifty cents and girls twenty-five cents. In 1S69, men between 17 and GO were made to pay $1. The question will probably be asked me: " 'If you advocate taking away the $74, 000 derived each year by poll tax, how is that amount to be made good? By fresh taxation?' Under the new d'spensation of the Land Law, more than that can be tak en out of the earth. If you remove an un just tax, as I consider this poll tax to be, you are bringing a fresh impetus toward the consideration of taxation. The people will naturally turn toward the thought of how to raise the revenues of the country." Rep. Kaai favored the bill. After he had made a few remark1?, the Speaker announced "No quorum." "When the ne- excused during the afternoon session. This was readily granted. House took a recess, at 12 m. AFTERNOON SESSION. Rep. Ka.il as Speaker pro tern called Rep. Pogue to the chair, while he fin-ii-hed his talk on the matter. He then returned to the chair. Rep. Atkinson ask ed for postponement of consideration un til May 21. He was in favor of the bill, but he believed it should be thoroughly aired. Rep. Gear spoke for the commit tee. The tax law as it stood was most unjust. "Was it a good thing to begin with the least unjust law and leave the others? Manifestly not. He believed that learned lawyers should be employed and paid well for a revision of the tax laws. He seconded the motion to postpone consideration. The motion was put and carried. ' Recapitulation of Senate Act H, appro priations for salaries and pay rolls, brought up for consideration. The items were referred to various committees. House adjourned at 2:43 p. m. Stores to Let. The large store in Waverley Block, formerly occupied by B. F. Bhlers & i Co., will be subdivided and applica tion s&ould be made at once to Henry Waterhouse & Co., for stores of con venient size and good location. HENRY WATERHOUSE & CO. A Full Line Of all descriptions of carriages came to Honolulu by the Zealandia. Everything about them is "fine," even to prices, and anyone who de sires a real good rig at a fair price will do well to call and look them over at Nos. 520 and 522 Fort street (G. Schu To the Public PABST BREWING CO.'s famous Milwaukee BEER: IS NOT offered to the public in competition with ' cheap brands. It Is Absolutely the BestI And for purity, it stands un challenged, and is sold at fair market rates -BY- : Llmltod, Sole Agents. Art RACE PROGRAM FOR MARCH 19TII, 1898. HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTHi FURTHER NOTICE. Pictures, Races to commence at 1 p. m. sharp. FRAMED OR UNFRAMED, AT 2d 3d s 1. I. HO HOTEL ST. WING HING L0Y. Imported Dry Goods! English, American and Chinese. 1st Race PACIFIC CYCLE AND MANUFACTURING CO.'S PURS2V $25.00. One mile dash for profes sionals, to beat 2:25, or no rac. ' Race CALIFORNIA FEED CO.'O PURSE, $50.00. running race for Hawaiian Bred Horses. Race CLUB STABLES' PURSE. $75.00. 3 :00 Class. Mile heats, 2 la 3. For trotters and pacera. . . ' 4h Race SEATTLE BREWING CO.'O PURSE, $50.00. Half mile dash. Free for all. 5th Race HAWAIIAN BICYCUJ CO.'S PURSE, $15.00. Mil dash for amateurs, to beat 2:35, or no race. 6th Race UNION FEED CO3 PURSE, $50.00 mile dash. Free for all. ' ' 7th Race ENTERPRISE BREWING CO.'S PURSE, $100.00. Free for all trotting and pacing. Mil heats, 3 in 6. 8th Race FASHION wSTABLES CO3 PURSE, $100.00. Running race. Mile dash. Free for all. 9th Race MANUFACTURING HAR NESS CO.'S PURSE, $25.00. Gen tlemen's driving race for road horses, to be driven by the owners. 10th Race CITY SHOEING SHOP PURSE, $75.00. 2:30 class tot trotters and pacers. Mile heats 2 In 3. DRESSMAKING a Specialty. Low Prices to suit the times. Come and see our new stock and store. NUUANU STREET, NEAR HOTEL. (Opposite W. W. Ahana.) S3T"lhis firm was formerly known as Shim Loy, Fort street. Telephone 157. Be Sure and See tne Plans of the PROVIDENT SAYINGS Life Assurance Society Of New York, Before Taking Out a Policy. E. R. ADAMS, No. 407 Fort Street. General Agent J. R. Shaw, D.V.S. Office and Infirmary, - - 863 King St. TELEPHONE 796. Modern and Humare Treatment. CHOXG FAT & CO. cessary members returner! from the hall. Speaker Kaulukou censured them severely I Pntlf VXT't (TC ilfirl Rll?1f1otC sucn scant courtesy as to room while a member was for showing go from the speaking. Speaker Kaulukou asked, on account of illness, which he plainly showed, to be Carpenters and Cabinet Makers. Furniture of all kinds constantly on hand and made to order. 137 Nuuanu St, cor. Kukul Lane. An entrance Fee of 10 per cent, of the purse given will he charged on all races. ' , National Trotting rules will govern all harness races and Pacific Coast Blood Horse rules to govern all run ning races. , i'-: -.. Judges for the day are: Cant. A. N. Tripp, Theo. Hoffman, Capt J. C. Cluney. ' ; Starter C. B. Wilson. PER COMMITTEE. Robert Lewers. F. J. Lowrey. C. M. Cooke LEWERS & COOKE. Importers and Dealers in Lumber and Building Materials. Office, 414 Fort St. H. HACKFELD & CO., Ltd. H Ml Ml Cor. Fort and Queen Sts., : Honolulu. LEWIS & CO., MM R 01 i il I on 111 FORT STREET. Telephone, 240. : : P. O. Jkx, 23 Is the Drink If You Want a Good E. R. ADAMS, Agent Hawaiian Islands. HONOLULU IRON WORKS CO. Steam Engines, BOILERS, SUGAR MILLS, COOLERS, BRASS AND LEAD CASTINGS,. And . machinery of every description made to order. Particular attention paid to ship's blacksmithing. Job; work executed on the shortest notice. Consolidates soda Water ids Co.; , LIMITED Esplanade, Cor. Allen and Fort Bta. r BOLLISTER St CO.. - - AGENTS. 1