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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL, ADVERTISER: HONOLULU, APRIL S, 1S9S.
,w. , .-7?., """S (v. , 1 4 a iwrf M 11 THE WORLD'S GREATEST GUN. Uncle Sam will soon have completed the first of thirty-two 12f-ton guns for coaBt defense. Thse sruns are KV-inch guns and are the most powerful ever designed. They shoota 'J, I'M) pound projectile nearly fifteen miles and are six tons heavier than the great Krupp gun at the W oild's Fair. f 4i The A. J. FULLER Has arrived from New York, and on her we have a very gen-. eral assortment of merchandise, such as Nails (Cut, Wire, Plain and Galvmlzed), Ship and Cut Spikes, Oakum, Pitch, Cotton Waste, Galvanized and Black Iron Water Pipe, Cylinder, Engine and Car box Oils, Lane's Hoes and Handles, Long Card Matches, Spokes, Hubbs, Rims, Blacksmiths' Coal, and a large lot of Bar Iron. These are but a few of the many items that we have on this ves sel. What you wish and do not see above mentioned just ask for. We have about everything that a Hardware store should have. E. O. HALL & SON, Ld. Corner Fort & King Sts. The Rubber Tire I; 01 fGD (XT; W E PATENTED. PLANT AT THE HAWAIIAN CARRIAGE MANUFACTURING COMPANY, QUEEN STREET. o o o onomic, EIsss? Efficient o o o Old "VVheel3 Reset with ?teel Channels, Rubber Tires, and Roller-Bearing Axle3. WILSON & WHITEHOUSE. ROBERT CATTQN. 212 Queen Street. Honolulu. AGENT FOR THE MIRRLEES,. WATSON & YARYAN CO., Ld. Sugar Machinery WATSON, LAIDLAW & CO Centrifugals and Cream Separators. TOTTK FOWLER & CO. (Leeds), Ld.... Steam Ploughs and Portable Railway. THE RISDON IRON WORKS ..GeneraI Engineering MARCUS MASON & CO., Coffee and Rice Machinery. J. HARRISON CARTER Disintegrators. Founders and 213 Queen St., bet. Alakea Invito Enquiries for General Ironwork; Iron and Brass Cast ings. Ships' Blacksmiths. Cemetery Railings and Crestings Made to Order: Samples on Hand. REPAIRS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. REMOVAL NOTICE. JOSE de ESPIRITO SANTOS Manufacturer of GUITARS, UKULELES, AND TAHO PATCH FIDDLES, Has removed to King St, near Punchbowl St. DAILT ADVERTISER, delivered by carrier to any part of the city for 75 cents a month. " '" Wheel Company ttr-iorii t Thn Mnotmirnh n . iiit- iuiiim i mi iiiiii- I11U lflUUI UU1UUIU SOLE LICENSEES FOR THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. - m 0- - EILL & C Machinists. and Richards Sts., Honolulu. TEL. 410. H. G. BIART. Importer and Manufacturer of Jewelry : Emblems : Badges Etc. KODAKS REPAIRED AS GOOD AS NEW. 4044 FORT STREET. Near King. A WIDE TIRE BILL (Continued from Page 1.) mktee to lay the bill cn the table was unanimously adopted. The item of $300 for extra pay of clerk in the Finance Department (Mr. Stackahle), aroused a little discussion. Rep. -McCandless said the-n when a clerk in the employ of the Government walked into the office at 9 a. m. and walked out again at 4 p. m., he should be willing to do some extra work with out any further remuneration than his salary. He had seen quite a numbr cf clerks in Government offices walking- about and looking- at each other during office hours. Minister Damon said he was sorry that such objection should be made. Mr. Stackable had done a vast amount of extra work dur ing the temporary absence of Mr. Ash ley and should receivxe extra remuner ation. His work was faithfully per formed and well done. Rep. Achi was of the opinion that allowing the item to pass would be setting a bad prece dent. At the next session there would be remuneration. The item then pass ed with only two votes in the nega tive. At 12 neon House .took a recess until 1:30 p. m. AFTERNOON SESSION. Under suspension of rules, Rep. Ka ai introduced the following resolution: Resolved that the Sergeant-at-arms be instructed to provide carriages for the Representatives of the House for the purpose of visiting the Queen's hospital, Oahu jail, the Insane Asylum, the Reform school and Kapiclani (Ma ternity Home, this visit to take place on April 9th, at 10 a. m. Rep. Richards wanted to travel on a street car. Minister Damon was of the opinion that the treasury could stand some good carriages. 'A couple, of wagonettes for the forenoon would only cost $12 for the 14 members of the Ilouse. Rep. MoCandlesis moved to amend to Monday, April 11th, at 1:30 p. m. Rep. Pogue moved that a committee be appointed to wait on the Senate for the purpose of asking them to go also. Both, amendments and the resolution passed. Attorney-General Smith announced his intention to introduce the follow ing: 1. An act relating to Circuit Judges and providing for the appointment of a person to perform the duties of the office during the absence or temporary disqualification of a Circuit Judge, and amending Sections 30 and 34 of the Laws of 1892, entitled '"An act to re organize the Judiciary Department." 2. An act relating to the Penal Code and Penal Laws of the Republic of Hawaii. Appropriation Bill for unpaid claims taken up again. Passed second reading as amended. Third reading set for Monday. Consideration of House Bill 03. re lating to the disposition of school tax, was postponed until Monday as Rep. Robertson, the introducer, was not presemt. Senate amendment to House Bill 15, relating to amenbae.c'Sr'S ..-cfll-G relating to release of dower, taken up for consideration. Amendment concur red in by the House. Second reading of House Bill 60, relating to importation and sale of opium and preparations thereof. Con sideration was postponed until Satur day. House Bill 58, an aot granting a franchise to construct, maintain and operate an electric or steam railway on the Island of Hawaii, read and re- frred to the Special Committee. At 3 p. m. adjourned until Monday, Should the Penal Part of Our Labor Laws Be Repealed? .MR. EDITOR. Views regarding the effect of 'eliminating the penal clause of the master and servant Act of the Hawaiian laws are now solicited As I have lived a number of years where a master and servant Act was unknown and several years here where it is known, I am of the opinion the penal part of the law could be elimin ated without injury to the planting interest here, provided the same liber al provisions are retained that we now enjoy for obtaining laborers. The penal clause of the law may check desertion in some cases, but I find in actual practice that when a laborer determines to go, he goes and the law is powerless to prevent him leaving. If he is discovered and returned to his contract service at considerable cost to his employer, he can and fre quently does go again in a few days. Japs frequently run away from plan tations where they are well used to get away from their debts. Some of them gamble and otherwise get into debt to friends and acquaintances, and when their creditors become clamor ous for their money it gets to be such a bore to find him he runs away to get rid of them. Some go to find soft jobs on coffee estates where they pre er to labor, or join a company to do job work clearing coffee cr cane land, or doing contract road work in out of the way places. Some leave planta tions to escape fancied or real abuse. I den't think the penal part of the law has much to do in keeping them from deserting at least on Hawaii. There are only a few comparatively deser ters, the many could go as well as the few, but they are honest men, some of them able and trusty and honestly desire to fill their contracts and theydo fill them. When his contract is worked out and he wishes to leave he goes with his head up, with his canceled contract in his pocket an unimpeach able witness of his honest work. This they appreciate. If the penal part of the law was repealed it will have a tendency to cure the abuse we hear of on some plantations, otherwise help would be short there sure. It is true, the people of the northern states of America have a prejudice, even an abhorence against the words "master" and "servant." For this they should not be blamed, as it is well known that but a few years ago much blood and treasure was expended by them to drive the hated institution from their country which they did. and abolished the penal laws that gave the employer power over the bodies, and I should say souls of his fellowmen. Contracts for labor on farms and elsewhere are made in that country by the month cr by the year. Although the contracts were perfectly legal, there was no penalty for de sertion under the law, but if either the employer or employee did not fill his contract he became a "mark ed man." If the laborer deserted he would have to leave his neigh borhood to find employment, or work for less wages. If the employ er was at fault he would be shunned by all the more valuable laborers and perhaps be compelled to accept such labor as others had rejected. Thus, this thing regulated itself without pe nal laws. I believe it would do the same here after a time if the prin ciple was permitted to act. I would like to see it tried by repealing all penal contract labor laws and the words "master" and "servant" stricken from our statute, as this professess to be a Republic and those words seem "too harsh" to be used among a people who are supposed to stand upon an equality before the law. "Call no man master, for one is ycur Master even God and all ye are brethren" seems about the sentiment existing among the people of the northern United States. There they have employer and laborer, men help and women help. but servants and masters by name is tabooed at least in the north country districts. There are so many people who exist writhcnt penal labor laws. I feel we could do the same, and no longer live in disgrace before the Christian world as at present, and no longer enlist the services of courts, sheriffs, 'policemen and juries to .en force penalties against our employees, who create most of cur wealth and daily comforts. Our master and servant penal law has been used to some extent against annexation in the United States, how far it effects it, it is difficult to deter mine, but whether it effects it little or match, it should be repealed for that cause alone. This may be reasoned out some other time. JNO. M. HORNER. The police, in command of Capt. Robert Parker, made a fine showing at drill on Union Square yesterday morning. Doesn't your grocer sell Schilling s Best baking powder ? Don't you want it ? A Schilling & Company San Francsico Mules! Horses! A large shipment arrived by the barkentine W. II. Dimond. They are in good condition and will be sold cn favorable terms. Apply at CLUB STABLES. FORT STREET, HONOLULU. For Easter Sunday, CALLA LILIES, ROSES (Many Varieties), CARNATIONS, FORGET-ME-NOTS, WHITE MARGUERITES. Orders received at the Woman's Ex change up to Friday evening. MRS. A. L. KING House Tel. 394. Telephone 059. Turnovers -AND- Jelly Tarts GREATEST VARIETY, BEST GOODS, LOWEST PRICE; The GERMAN BAKERY 833 FORT ST. TELETHON E 077. WING W0 TAI & CO. 214 NUUANU STREET. Irory, Lacquer, Silver and Crockerj Wares, Screens, Vases, Rattan Chairs, Crepes, Silk3, Cigars, Etc., Etc. r vnnn ran or rt i lift Li -LIMITED Eplanade, Cor. Allen and Fort BU. BOLXJSTER tt CO., - - AGENTS. PnnonliiinJo UUUdUUUUlbU Just IO GENTS' WHITE AND! COLORED Alpaca 1i 5 aaies ana In all the Latest fetching colors. ooo aren s In White Fort CANOPY-TOP SURREYS, $135 UP. (With Curtains, Lamps and Fenders.) MY GOODS B F. E AND PRICES Are right because they are bought right, of well known and old established factories, which are just as anxious as you that they give satisfaction. All Goods bought direct of factory. No Mid dleman's profit. Cutunder Surreys. Phaetons, Business Buggies, Runabout Wagons. SGHUMAN'S CARRIAGE and HARNESS HOUSE FORT ST., above Club Stables. The New No. 6 ode. ALIGNMENT. Perfect, and permanently maintained. PAPER FEED. Absolute control, any width, cn any part of cylinder. PAPER CARRIAGE. Wider, Lighter, Stronger, Steadier. PAPER GUIDES. Self-adjustable anywhere. No rubber bands, TOUCH. Superlatively easy and non-fatiguing. M H HACKFELD & Co., Ltd SOLE ME TO US Expecting Better than you've ever had taken before. You'll not be disappointed. Effect ive, but not forced poses tell the tale. vl r, is' Photo Gnu Fort Street. Merchant : Tailor. 623Va Fort St., Opp. Club Stables. FINE SUITS TO ORDER AT REA SONABLE RATES. Suits cleaned and repaired. Satis faction guaranteed. CO ill H 3.00 n Coats The nattiest and coolest for the warm weather. ooo tienis Ties. onnets, and Colors. Sun B HLERS & CO. Street. Are You LOOKING FOP A Handsome Carriage ? CANOPY-TOP ROAD WAGON, $90 UP. TEL. 205. SPACING MECHANISM. Works with greater speed and unerring certainty. RIBBON MOVEMENT. Simplicity and economy combined. SHIFTING MECHANISM. Entirely new and more perfect system. DESIGN. Scientifically correct, mechanical!? wrought out. CONSTRUCTION. Every possible improvement in mate rial and the making. AGENTS. More Beneficial Than All the Klondike Gold. Warranted to Cure. For Sale Only by PACHECO & FERNANDEZ. Arlington Block, Hotel St. YEE SING TAI. Matting, Wall Paper, Wider Chairs and All Kinds of Furniture. CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER. Cabinet Making and Painting. Fort St. The GAZETTE (semi-weekly) Is issuefl on Tuesdays and Fridays. W3 1 XZ-Tir WV-J 1 -4 -.! '.,.1 r