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WE V':. - 1 Ktabllili 3d July VJ, iS'G. EDLL XXVH., NO. 4907 HONOLULU, HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, SAT UK DAY, APlilL 30, 1S0S. PRICE FIVE i L fl ri I i I-' J If i i S": I I . - T- V v -.. I - iJK . . - -. :j .1 v " . i I. J. Q. WOOD, Attorney at Law. AND NOTARY PUBLIC. OFFICE: Corner Kins and Bethel Streets. DH. C. V. JIIGII, Dentist- Pnlladelphla Dental College 1S92. Clasonlc Temple. Telephone 318 A. C. WALL, D. D. S; Dentist. CiOVE BUILDING, : FORT STREET, M. GROSSMAN, D.D.S. Dentist. 68 HOTEL STREET, HONOLULU. Office Hours: 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. DR. A. J- DEBBY, Dentist. CORNER FORT AND HOTEL STS. MOTT-SMITII BLOCK. Telephones: Office, 615; Residence, 789. HOURS: 9 to 4. GKEO. II. IIUDDY, D.D.S. Dentist. CTORT STREET, OPPOSITE CATHO LIC MISSION. Hours: From 9 a, m. to 4 p. m. DR. M. WACHS. Dentist. University ot California. Beretania near Fort -street. Office Hours: 9 to 12 a. m. and 1 to 4 C. L. GARVIN, M.D. Office iNo. 537 King street, near EunchbowL Hours 8:30 to 11 a. rn.; 3 to 5 p. m.; 7 to 8 p. m. Telephone No. 44S. IRS. F. S. SAYANT-JEROME, M. D., HOMEOPATH, Has opened office No. 223 Hotel street. Woman's and Children's Diseases. Special studies of dietetics and phy siatrics made. THE HONOLULU SANITARIUM. 1082 KING ST. JL quiet home-like place, -where train ed nurses, massage, "Swedish move ments," baths, electricity and physical training may he obtained. P. S. KELLOGG, M.D., Telephone 639. Supt. CIIAS. F. PETERSON, Attorney at Law. AND NOTARY PUBLIC. 15 Kaahumanu St. lyle a. dickey, Attorney at Law. 14 KAAHUMANU STREET. Telephone, 682. william c. parke, Attorney at Law. AND AGENT TO TAKE ACKNOWLEDG MENTS. Office: Kaahumanu St., Honolulu. o. a. Tit APH AG-EN, ARCHITECT. 223 Merchant Street between Fort and Alakea. Telephone 734. Honolulu, IL I. tallied Soda Woter i'oiks Co., LIMITED Esplanade, Cor. Allen and Fort Sts. HOLUSTER & CO., - - AGENTS. P. O. Box 0 2t 0 Telephone 478 48 New and First-Claw SECOND-HAND FURNITURE OF ALL KINDS SOLD CHEAP FOR CASH. Highest Cash Price paid for 8econd-Hand Furniture at L Corner King and Nuuanu titreets. fl K of the following Stocks have been placed in our hands for sale at prices that should be of interest to in tending investors: Ewa Plantation Co. Paia Plantation Co. Kahuku Plantation Co. Hawaiian Electric Co. Inter-Island S. W. Co. Wilder S. S. Co. Hawaiian Safe Deposit and Investment Company. GEORGE R. CARTER, Mgr. uiiice in rear or Bank of Hawaii, Ltd. SPECIAL BUSINESS ITEMS. IF YOU BUY A SINGER, You will receive carerul instruction from a competent teacher at your home. You can obtain necessary accessories direct from the company's offices. You will get prompt attention in any part of the world, as our offices are ev erywhere and we give careful attention to all customers, no matter where the machine may have been purchased. You will be dealing with the leading company in the sewing machine busi ness, having an unequalled experience and an unrivalled reputation the strongest guarantee of excellence. Sold on easy payments. Repairing done. B. BERGERSEN. Afrent. 164 Bethel Street, Honolulu. The City Carriage Company possess only first-class hacks and employ only careful, steady drivers. Carriages at all hours. Telephone 113. JOHN S. ANDRADE. I l GUIDE THROUGH HAWAII. PRICE, COc. BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED. FOR SALE BY ALL NEWSDEALERS WOMAN'S EXCHANGE. 215 Merchant St. HAWAIIAN CURIOS Leis, Kapa, Niihau Mats, Calabashes, Idols, Fans, Shells, Seeds, etc., etc. SAMOAN TAPAS, Carved Emu Eggs, Hula Drums, Gourds, etc., etc. Point Lace Handkerchiefs, Doylies, Fayal work and Hawaiian Dolls. Telephone 659. DR. GEO. J. AUGUR. Homcepatiiic Practitioner and Surgeon. Special attention Given to Chronic Diseases. Richards street, near Hawaiian hotel. Office and Residence the same. Office hours: 10 to 12 a. m.; 3 to 4 p. m.; 7 to S p. m. Sundays 9:30 to 10:30 a, m. Telephone 733. MISS TOWNE. TEACHER OF CHINA PAINTING Studio, Second Floor Pacific Hard ware Company. Class Days Mondaj-s and Tuesdays, afternoon; Wednesdays and Fridays, morning. CHARLES CLAHK. Attorney at Law. 121 MERCHANT STREET. Honolulu Hale. Tel. 343. Up Stairs. The Name Plate That Marks the High Grade Wheel. CLEVELAND; AimiriTn i WANFG- COr-- H. E. WALKER, Agt. VOLUNTEER NO. An American Lafly Leaves Toflay for the far. WELL FITTED FOR HER MISSION Proposes to Enter the Hospital Service for Old Glory Soldiers. To Mrs. J. Hyde Thomas of this city will belong, the honor of being the first civilian to leave the Hawaiian Islands for the purpose of following the for tunes of war with Old Glory. Mrs. Thomas, who is a trained nurse, goes by the S. S. City of Peking today. She will offer her services as field or hos pital nurse for troops of the United States in the war with Spain. Mrs. Tihomas has had in thought this step ever since the receipt by the Ala meda of the news that war seemed ab solutely certain. To a representative of the Advertiser, Mrs. Thomas said last evening that she wished to avoid any advertisement or notoriety. She quiet ly remarks that she is simply follow ing, the dictates of her conscience and will be more tham satisfied if she can be in any way of service to the country and flag of herself and ancestors. Several evenings since Mrs. Thomas called upon Harold M. Sewall, the Am erican Minister Resident and mention ed to that gentleman her plans. Mr. Sewall was 2X once toucihed wirti emo tions of patriotism and enthusiasm and on the instant proferred every assist ance in his power. Mrs. Sewall de clared that she must cooperate with her husband and at once prepared let ters to her sister, Miss Asche, of San Francisco, introducing and commend ing Mrs. Thomas. The Minister fur nished letters that will immediately place Mrs. Thomas in communication with persons who can further 'her no ble plans. Mrs. Thomas was delighted with the manner in which her mission wras favored by the Minister Resident for the United States and praises him highly. This lady who is showing the way to Americans in Hawaii (has been in the Islands a number of years. Her home has been with Mrs. S. L. Dexter, on Richards street. Mrs. Thomas has fol- owed her calling as professional n.urse and has been with some of the some prominent families of the city. Mrs. Thomas is from a State that has been called cranky politically, but that has given to the country some of the fore most public men and that may he de pended upon to do its share in meeting any enemy of the flag. Colorado was her home and in his lifetime her hus band was well known there. Mrs. Thomas is an educated, refined woman of stout heart and has a store of health that she believes will resist the cli mates of Florida or Cuba. She hopes to be able to at once proceed to an as signment for active service. The lady has in Honolulu many friends who will miss her greatly, who will wish her well and who will not be much sur prised at her course, knowing her to be a woman of determination and of intense love of her country. Trip to Laysan. When the Inter-Island company's steamer Noeau leaves this port for a visit to Laysan Island she will be in .the charter of the Pacific Guano & Fer tilizer Co., H. Hackfeld & Co., Ltd., agents. It is said that the steamer will visit a number of islands or sandspits to the southward and will be a fort night or more in making the trip. It takes about three days to steam down and four or five to run back. Supplies and men will be carried and men may be brought back. Railway Case. Trial in the Government and Oahu railway case proceeded all of yesterday. After the attorneys had finished with Mr. Rowell, Superintendent of Public Works, there was called to the stand Minister Damon. The Minister of Fin ance was closely questioned for sever al hours by the attorney for the rail- j way. He was asked particularly as to i Governmental plans on wharfage. To all questions Mr. Damon replied very carefully. Attorney Kinney read from papers and asked about discussions in Cabinet meetings. Mohican's Departure. The U. S. S. Mohican, Book com mander, started out for San Francisco at an early hour yesterday morning, according to orders received from the Navy Department on the Alameda. She arrived off Waialae, on the approach to Koko Head, when it was found that something was wrong with her rudder. She cast anchor close inshore at about 8 o'clock and proceeded at once to the work of repairing which was finished at about 3:30 o'clock in the afternoon, when the Mohican proceeded on her w-ay. Off for 3Iolokai. There were about 40 passengers for the Molokai Settlement on the Inter- Island steamr Noeau last evening. The party included Legislative committees and members, all the members of the Board of Healtih who were able to leave the city, several invited guests princi pally medical men and representa tives of the press. The Noeau will be at Kalaupapa this morning. The day will be spent in inspection of the set tlement. There are quite a number of cases for the board to handle while on the Island. Will of Stephen Spencer. Senator Cecil Brown, as attorney fil ed in Circuit Court yesterday the last will and testament of the late Stephen Spencer, whose name will be familiar to all kamaainas. Mr. Spencer died in Emgland in December last at a ripe old age and after a useful and noble life. While in Hawaii he held many posi tions of honor and trust. For a nura her of years he was chief clerk in the Interior Department. Mr. Spencer aft er his career here regarded Hawaii nei as his home and so stated in his will. His beneficiaries are immediate relatives. There is disposed of prop erty in London of the value of $90,000 and in Hawaii of the value of $66,000. The will is beautifully prepared and has the approval of the English High Court. J. M. Dowsett is made adminis trator of the estate in these Islands. In dictating the will Mr. Spencer spoke of Mr. Dowsett as "J. M. Dowsett, gen erally called 'Jack' Dowsett." A Bathing Party. The young ladies of Kawaiahau Sem inary, with chaparones, had possession of Sans Souci, Waikiki, for nearly all of yesterday afternoon. This was a special outing for the pupils of the boarding school. Arrangements had been made several days ago for the excursion and there were no mishaps. A delightful time was had. There were any number of swimming races and water games. There were S3 girls in the party. Made Baggage Vans. This complaint is made by Several ladies and gentlemen who are regular patrons of the tram company: That car No. 4, leaving the corner of Fort and King at 1:05 p. m., had yesterday three trunks of a Japanese on the rear platform. Passengers could only enter from the front of the car and inside found a number of ill-smelling bundles belonging to Japanese. Jtiniors to Wheel. M. A. Cheek, assistant secretary of the Y. M. C. A., will take the junior members of the association on a wheel run this forenoon. The boys will meet at the association hall at 9 a. m. and will be away on the outing until 12 o'clock noon. For a Kauai Dance. The Mikahala took to Kekaha yes terday afternoon a party of some 12 or more young people who go to attend the dance at the Glade home in Ke kaha tomorrow night. Their names may be found in the passenger list in this issue. CRISP PARISIAN NOVELTY. Gren a bandes, the latest Parisian craze in dress goods for summer, street and evening wear. Lightest and hand somest goods ever placed on the mar ket. Every conceivable color and com bination of colors and figures. To be had only at L. B. Kerr's, Queen street. TWOWHARF PLANS Presentation of a Pair of Widely Varying Schemes. COMPARISONS BY DILLINGHAM One Long Dock and Slips Con traction Enlargement- Opinion of a California Engl MR. EDITOR: Representative Wil der has asked Acting Minister Cooper some interesting questions bearing up on the plan which the Government proposed last January to carry into effect, as soon as possible. It was claimed then, as it is now upon good authority, that the plan to con struct a wharf across the northwest arm of the harbor of Honolulu, If noi a crime would certainly he a very grave mistake, both from an economi cal and financial standpoint. There are at present a little over 4,000 lineal feet of wharf room available in the whole harbor. The question of expand ing or contracting the very limited area of wharf room in our harbor, is of very grave importance to the entire commercial interests of the country, and espcially to all property holders in and around the city of Honolulu, as well as to every taxpayer in the land. Without imnutinjr any motives to the Government for their remarkable de cision to construct a wharf from the Lime Kiln to "Sumner's House," a dis tance of say 2,000 feet, practically cut ting the harbor down to nearly one ihalf its size; a few figures to shov a eomapartive and approximate cost of the two plans, may ibe found inter esting. The plan for enlarging the harbor, which has been called "the O. R. & L. Co.'s plan," as exhibited in the Adver tiser, January 20, 1898; showed a wharf which was to be built say 50 feet wide from the makai side of the extension of Queen street, and 800 feet long. Directly makai of "Queen street wharf." Another wharf is shown on the same map size 800x100. The last named wharf would be approached by a bridge connecting it with the north west end of Queen street, where it turns nr tn unite with Kine: street. These two wharves would supply 2,400 lineal feet of room for docking ships of the lareest or smallest size. About six acres of the mud flat where it is pro- nosed to erect the two wharves, was nwnpd bv Mrs. Youmans. That prop erty should be taken over by the Gov ernment at a fair valuation, for the rmrnose named. Makai of the two wharves n'amed. and as also shown cn the map referred to, are wharves 50 eet wide, located within the bounaa- rips of the fee simple property pur chased in 1890, by the O. R. & L. Co. from the Bishop Estate and Mrs. You- mans !,k the question of certain rights held by the O. R. & L. Co. under its franchise, and whether or not tne said company shall be allowed, at its own cost, to erect wharves on its own land, for the uses 'and purposes of its own business, of its own creation; is now before the Courts and Legisla ture, we -will leave that" part of the natural basin for harbor enlargement, out of our present calculation, and only consider the two plans which relate to Government increase or wharf room, upon their respective financial merit. . As a basis for comparative state ment of cost of wharf construction, we will make the'estimate at $1 per square foot. ESTIMATED COST 'AS PER PLAN OF O. R. & L. CO. FOR GOVERN MENT WHARVES. 1st. Queen Street Wharf, SOOft.x 50ft. 40,000ft. $1 $40,000. 2d. Queen street Wharf "annex," SOOft.xlOOft. 80,000ft. $1 $80,000. 3d. Bridge connecting wharf "an nex" with N. W. end of Queen street, 150ft.x50ft. 7,500ft. $1 $7,500. 4th. Dredging two slips or docks, pay 230ft.x800ft.x27ft 200.000 cub. yds. fi 30 cts. $60,000. Total cost, '$187,500. This cost (187,300), is for 2.400 lineal feet of wharf room, say $78.13 per line al foot, conveniently located for the business of the town. rl he oo em inent cusht to realize by sale or other wise at "least $30,000 for the material dredged to be usd as "a fill." ESTIMATED COST to carry out the plan of the Government to construct a wharf commencing at the Lime Kiln and extending to "Sumner's House," a distance of 2,000 feet, wharf to be 100 feet wide. 1st. Wharf 200ft. x 1 00ft. 200,- 000 sqr. ft. ft $1 $ 200,000 2d. Cost of dredging on har bor side of wharf, 75ft. x 2,000ft.x27ft. deep. Present average depth to be dredged say 13ft. Cin. 75,000 cub. yds. at 30 cts 22,500 3d. Cost of rock retaining wall across front of mud basin say 700ft. by average width 13ft. by depth 27ft., allow settling in soft mud 13ft. Total area of rock embankment say 700ft. long 40ft. deep and an average of 15ft. wide, equal 15,555 cubic yards at 15,553 Total cost $238,053 This is fcr 2,000 lineal feet of wharf room, Avhich is a total of $50,555, more than the estimated amount required under the plan of the O. R. & L. Co. for 2,400 feet which was $7S.13 per line al foot, while the Government plan would cost $119.02 per lineal foot, a difference of $40.S0 per foot, over 50 per cent more. The expense of keeping such a struc ture in repair, nearly a half mile ia length running straight away from the business part of the (town is suggestive, not only in consequence of the high cost of such a structure to be used for the combined purpose of wharf and road over which heavy teaming must be driven (every ton of freights loaded or discharged at the extreme makai end of this wharf must be haul ed over all the rest of that structure) but also for the present an unneces sarily heavy expense for hauling such a long distance. In an interview with one of the Cabinet Ministers which was publish ed some time since, the Minister was reported to have said in effect, "this gor.hiensec x 2,x-fl Oft. k-?el: plan (referring to- the long wharf plan), will be a Ibenefit to the O. R. & L.-Co. and all concerned, and if later it is found necessary to extend wharves into the mud flat, it will be 'easy to cut slips through the proposed long wharf." It may be well before any more pro gress is made with the Government plan to consider this 'easy' plan, of cutting docks through a wharf 100 feet wide, and what it will cost taxpayers to make such "easy" changes to cor rect gross errors in so-called harbor improvements. Let us assume then for example that the Government 5iave already constructed their long wharf or at least have extended it across from Lime Kiln to the O. R. & L. Co. present wharf, say 700 feet; two or three years have elapsed and the busi ness of the O. R. & L. Co. alone re quires more wharf room than all that has been supplied by the Government. Now the Government proposes to uti lize the mud flat. To do this four slips are cut through the 700 feet wharf, one 150 feet wide, and three more each 125 feet wire, making in all 425 feet. This change will make it pos sible now to utilize the whole mud flat, which was so ruthlessly cut off. This "easy" undertaking will cost besides the loss of wharf cut away, (425ft.x 100ft. 42,500ft. $1 $42,500). Expense of drawing piles, re moving super-structure of wharf cut-away $ 6,000 - First cost of retaining rock wall 15,553 Removing rock retaining, wall 8,000 Loss of wharf removed. $42,500 Less material, some of which may be used again 8,500 $ 34,000 Total loss through change of plan $ 63,553 The original cost cf 2,000 feet wharfage was $238,055 Add above expenditure for "easy cut" 14,000 The wharfage now reduced to 1,575 feet will cost $252,055 or an average of $158.76 per lineal foot. while the opposing plan costs $78.13 per lineal foot, less than cne-Oaalf. (Continued on Second Page,) Royal makes the food pure, wholesome and delicious. Absolute! Puro POVAt fUKiHO POWOf CO.. VfWVWK.