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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Farmers' Boilers and Extra Cast
ings for all Stoves.
75-79 KING ST.
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Undertaker and Embalmer.
LOVE BUILDING, 534r536 FORT ST.
Telephone 84G.
Kflsldonofi. Klnrr St. near Richards: Telephone 819.
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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 &
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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
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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
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1.
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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.
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Cor. Fort and Queen Sts., : Honolulu.
LEWIS & CO.,
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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.
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