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h-sAp 411111' A M jIwI'Mz m j h h ill aa u in six nu t--ij JL 1. II III! i I : 1 i . "VOL. XXVIII., NO. 5115 HONOLULU, HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, FRIDAY, DECEM15EU, SO, 1S8. i'KICE FIVE CENTS. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. J. Q. WOOD. ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY Public Office: Corner King and Bthel Streets. DR. C. B. HIGH. DENTISTS. PHILADELPHIA DENT al College 1892. Ma3onic Temple. Telephone 318. SR. A. C. WALL DR. 0. E. WALL DENTISTS OFFICE HOURS: 8 A.M. to 4 p. m. Love Building, Fort Street. M. E. GROSSMAN, D.D.S. DENTIST 98 HOTEL STREET, Ho nolulu. Office Hours: 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. DR. A. J. DERBY. DENTIST CORNER FORT AND Hotel Streets., Mott-Smlth Block. Telephones: Office, 615; Residence, 789. Hours: 9 to 4. GEO. H. HUDDY, D.D.S. DENTIST FORT STREET, OPPO elte Catholic Mission. Hoars: From 9 a.m. to 4 p. m. DR. F. E. CLARK. DENTIST PROGRESS BLOCK. COR ner Beretanla and Fort Streets. C. L. GARVIN, M.D. OFFICE No. 537 KING STREET, near Punchbowl. Hours: 8:00 to 9:00; 2:00 to 5:00; 6:00 to 7:00. Telephone No. 448. DR. WALTER HOFFMANN. CORNER BERETANIA AND PUNCH bowl Streets. Office Hours: 8 to 10 a. ma.; 1 to 3 p. m.; 7 to 8 p. m. Sundays: 8 to 10 a. m. Telephone 510. P. O. Box 501. T. B. CLAPHAM. VETERINARY SURGEON AND DEN tlst. Office: Hotel Stables. Calls, day or night, promptly answered. Specialties: Obstetrics and Lame ness. Lorrin A. Thurston. Alfred W. Carter. THURST0H& CARTER. Attorneys-at-Law. Merchant Street next to Post Office. W C. Achl. Enoch Johnson. AOHI & JOHNSON. ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW. Office No. 10 West King Street. Telephone 884. T. MCCAHTS STEWART. (Formerly of the New York Bar.) ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT Law, Spreckels Building. Room 5, 305 Fort Street, Honolulu. CATHCART & PARKE. ATTORNEYS AT LAW. 13 KAAHU manu Street. CHAS. F. PETERSON. ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY Public. 15 Kaahumanu Street. LYLE A. DICKEY. ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY Public. King and Bethel Streets. Telephone 806. P. O. Box 7S6. J. M. KANEAKUA. iTTnRTJRY AND COUNSELLOR AT Law. Office: In the Occidental Hotel, corner of-King and Alakea Streets, Honolulu. CHARLES CLARK. ATTORNEY AT LAW 121 MEK chant Street. Honolulu Hale. Tel ephone 345. Up Stairs. 0. G. TRAPHAGEN. ARCHITECT 223 MERCHANT ST., Between Fort and Alakea. Tele phone 731. Honolulu, H. I. Will buy for you Stock or Bond In this market or abroad. GEORGE R. CARTER, Treasurer. Office In rear of Bank of Hawaii. Ltd. OB Tfi ' GUIDE THROUGH HAWAII. PRICE, 60c. BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED. FOR SALE BY ALL NEWSDEALERS WOMEN'S EXCHANGE. 215 Merchant St. Makes a specialty of ancient Hawai ian Curios, and also carries the best assortment of modern Hawaiian work to be found in Honolulu, including Mats, Fans, Leis, Bamboo, Lauhala and Cocoanut Hats, Etc., Etc. Tel. 659. DR. MILAN SOULE. LATE S. S. AUSTRALIA HAS RE sumed practice at N. E. corner Sutter and Kearney streets, San Francisco. DRESSMAKERS. MISS FREIBURG KNOKE, DRESS making parlors, corner School and Nuuanu streets. C. S. RICHARDSON. PUBLIC STENOGRAPHER AND Typewriter. Expert work at low est prices. Telephone 313, with H. Waterhouse & Co., Queen street. MORRIS K. KE0H0KAL0LE, LOUIS K. M'GREW. UNITED STATES CUSTOM HOUSE Brokers, Accountants, Searchers of Titles and General Business Agents. Office: No. 15 Kaahu manu street, Honolulu. Formerly A. Rosa's Office. Telephone 620. A. J. CAMPBELL. STOCK AND BOND BROKER. OF fice Queen street, opposite Union Feed Co. M. W. M'CHESNEY & SONS. Wholesale Grocers and Dealers In Leather and Shoe Findings. Agents Honolulu Soap Works Company Honolulu and Tannery. P. SILVA. GENT TO TAKE ACKNOWLEDG- ments to Instruments, District of Kona, Oahu. At W. C. Achl's office. King street, near Nuuanu. Robert Lewers. F. J. Lowrey. C. M. Cook LEWERS & COOKE. Importers and Dealers In Lumber and Building Materials. Office, 414 Fort St. LEWIS & CO. is 111 FORT STREET. Telephone. 240 : : P. O. Box, Sf. Goodhue Steel Windmills REDUCED IN PRICE TO 8 Ft., $30; 10 Ft. $40. H. E. WALKER Masonic Temple Block. mm mi n Grate DOES NOT TELL Apt Sewail And Merchants of AN INQUIRY AND A REPLY Delay in Endeavor to Learn of a Statement-Letter to Sent to Washington. Basis Be The Advertiser is enabled to publish. . i i 1 rrM- r- as news, tne two letters ueiow. throw light on the gossip that mer chants here had formed a plan to make heavy financial gains in an "irregular" manner. This intimation is repudiat ed by the responsible houses signing the note to the United States Special Agent: AN INQUIRY. Honolulu, December 27. lS'JS. Harold M. Sewall, Esq., Special Agent of the United States. Sir: The attention of the under signed importers of - merchandise in this city has been directed to Wash ington despatches of the 15th and 16th instants, published in the Pacific Com mercial Advertiser of this date, in which the statement is made that you, as Special Agent for the United States Treasury, have informed the Secretary of the Treasury Department that the immediate extension of the tariff laws of the United States to Hawaii is im perative in order to prevent the "irreg ular entry of gootls to the united States by way of Hawaii," and it is ex plained that this "irregular entry" means that "a concerted plan of for eign dealers to senu large quanuuv of merchandise to Hawaii and enter it under the Hawaiian tariff, with a view of taking advantage of the nominal duties, and subsequently ship it to other ports of the United States articles of domestic commerce." W-e are of course unaware as to who is pointed at when the expression "for eign dealers" is used, but, in justice to ourselves, it is proper for us to in form you that if this communication to the Treasury Department is correctly reported, and if by "foreign dealers" you desired to intimate that any of the undersigned were employed in the im portation of goods destined fOr re-export to the United States whenever the United States tariff was extended to the Islands, you have made an unjust accusation, as no such "concerted plan" exists among the resident foreign deal ers whose importations are made in the regular course of trade and for ex clusive use in these islands. Trusting to be favored by the assur ance that the reference to "foreign dealers" above quoted was in no way intended to apply to us. We have the honor to be. Sir, your most obedient servants. (Signed) THEO. H. DA VIES & CO.. LTD., H. HACKFELD & CO., LTD., M. PHILLIPS & CO.. M. S. GRINBAUH & CO.. LTD., F. A. SCHAEFER & CO.. HAWAIIAN HARDWARE CO.. Ld. PACIFIC HARDWARE CO.. LTD., E. O. HALL & SON. LTD., HENRY MAY & CO.. J. T. WATERHOUSE. ED H O FFSCH L A EG E R & CO. THE REPLY. Special Agencv of the United States. Honolulu, H. I., Dec. 29. 1S9S. Messrs. Theo. H. Davies & Co., H. Hackfeld & Co. and Others. Gentlemen: I have to acknowledge receipt of your letter or the th insi., in which you quote newspaper des patches purporting to report informa tion officially communicated by me relative to importations here by "for eign dealers," and invite from me the assurance that this reference was in no way intended to apply to yourselves. In replv, I have to say, without going into the question of the accuracy of the newspaper reports upon which you base vour letter, that for my official communications I am alone responsible to the Department of State, without the permission of which I can neither divulge nor discuss them. I shall take pleasure, however, in for- wardinsr at the earliest ODDOrtunitv a copy of your letter to be transmitted o thf TTnnornhle Secretarv of the Treasury, I am. gentlemen, very respectfully vours. (Signed) HAROLD M. SEWALL. Special Agent of the United States. TROUBLE IN SAMOA. AUCKLAND (N. Y.), Dec. 21. Ad vices received here from Samoa under date of December 10th says there is serious trouoie in connection wuu iue election of n King to succeed tne late King Malietoa. CANAL INVESTIGATION. WASHINGTON, Dec. 21. Senator today secured the passage by j the iag Senate of a resolution authoriz- j the Nicaragua Canal Committee to investigate the alleged efforts to ob struct, the construction of the Nicara cuan canal. CABLE. LONDON, Dec. 21 The Daily Mail this morning says it credits the report that Australia will join with Canada in defraying the cost of a Pacific cable. BENNINGTON FOR GUAM. WASHINGTON, Dec. 22. Guam very soon will bo a naval station, with a station vessel, coal pile and garrison rof marines. Orders which are now on the way to the Bennington direct the gunboat to proceed to Guam and make a survey of the harbor. Such instruc tions -are contained in the orders as will give authority to the commander to locate a proper place for unloading coal and for the construction of such barracks as will suffice for a small de tachment of marines as may be sent to the island by Admiral Dewey. . MADE AMERICANS. (Senate Amendment.) The section defining citizen ship was amended by striking out the word "white" and also the explicit reference to Portu guese and left to read as fol lows: That all persons who were citizens of the Republic of Ha waii on August 21, 1898, are hereby declared to be citizens of the United States. HAWAIIAN CABLE. WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. Consider ation of the Hawaiian cable bill, which was reported in the House last ses sion, is promised for early in Janu ary. This bill is that in the interest of the Scrymser corporation, and pro vides for the building of a cable by v ay of Hawaii to Japan. To offset this measure, Corliss of k-higan today put before the House ie ,!ill whi'h puts in the hands of the -'. opulent pwer to construct a cable from the united states to nawau ana the Philippines and thence to Japan or such other islands as he may choose to touch. After the completion of the cable it is to be put under the control of the Postmaster-General. The Scrymser bill carries a $200,000 bonus, and has the entire indorsement of the committee which reported it. The committee has authorized its chairman, Hepburn, to press for early consideration, and as a day has been set aside for the work of the Com merce Committee during the first week of January, the measure is certain of a speedy hearing and determination in the House. LILIUOKALANTS PROTST. f WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. Ex ueen Liliuokalani had introduced in the Senate today the following protest against tne appropriation or tne crown lands of Hawaii by the United States: To the Senate of the United States: :. Liliuokalani of Hawaii, made heir ipparent on the ISth day of April, 1S77, and proclaimed Queen of the Ha waiian Islands on the 20th day of January, 1S91, do hereby earnestly and respectfully protest against the asser tion of ownership by the United States of America of the so-called Hawai ian crown lands, amounting to about 1.000,000 acres, and which are my prop- erty. and 1 especially protest against such assertion of ownership as a tak ing of property without due process of law and without just or other com pensation. Further supplementing my protest of June 17, 1897, I call upon the Presi dent and the national Legislature and the people of the United States to do justice in this matter and to restore to me this property, the enjoyment of which is being withheld from me by vour Government under what must be n misnnnrehensinn of mv right and title. LILIUOKALANI. DREYFUS. PMtlS. December 20. The Courrier rtu Soir savs this evening: The Drey- fn; sprrpf rioier was handed to the Court of Cassation this evening under the pledge that it should not be com-n.ufiir-Mr A.i t nthe counsel for the de fense or to anyone outside the court. VOLUNTEERS. WASHINGTON, Dec. 21. The be winning of the end of the volunteer armv is at hand. The President to- dav directed that a plan be prepared for mnsterins out of service "000 men. POPULAR PRICES. L. B. Kerr has a fine display cf mil linerv roods at his Queen street store, and is quoting prices upon other good3 that cannot fail to attract buyers. SOUVENIR CALENDARS. Tf -on "have not nurchased one of those handsome calendars at the Wo- mnTi' FWrihanere. do so at once be- l V k ' 1 fore the supply is exhausted. 25c. i Morgan ALL WILL BE AMERICANS Hawaiian Citizenship lie Only Rpremeai. SENATE CHANGES IN BILL Legislature Governor -Education-al-Llliuokalanl's Protest-Expansion to Carry. Advices r City of Peking ar- rivtvl rflF rri-t nt 1 n. in. todaV. days. 10 hours from San Francis co ana aeiavea r uays v uiswy- ery of broken shaft. Washington. Dec. 21. The Ha waiian Government bill, which, un doubtedly will form the basis for the action of Congress and it is now be-Hov-cH win nai?s d urine: January, was 11V A X ' r reported to the Senate by Senator Cul inm trxlav with a favorable recom mendation. The bill is in the form in which it will come from the House Committee on Territories, and, while a strong fight will be made on it on the floor, there will be few changes, it is believed by men who are standing in line to work for Its passage. The name of the government is to be the "territory" of Hawaii, and it is nrovided that all who were citizens of Hawaii when the annexation resolution was proposed are to be citizens of the territory. The qualifications for vot ers are the same as they were in the original bill. There must be an edu cational test, and, when voters for Sen ators, must hold property valued at $1,000. The qualification for holding office in either house is just the same as that required of voters for those places. This will form one ground of attack in the House and on the floor of the Senate. The paragraph which specifically says that the lands which were known as the crown lands should be includexl in the public domain re mains as it was with the elimination of the sentence which confirms the leases of those lands. This leaves the lands, on which are many of the most productive plantations on the islands, subject to all the laws of the Land De partment, which makes the acquiring of title a matter to be settled in the future. It is the opinion of those who are conversant with the conditions that the change will not work any material disadvantage to the men who have leases, as they will have ample protec tion in the rearrangement of the land holdings. Despite the fight which was made against the appointment of the officials of the territory by the Gover nor whose clauses are left as they were drawn by the Commission. Senator Cullom will press for early consideration of the bill after the hol iday rec9ss and there is little doubt that it will be given as much time as possible. It is not likely that there will be an attempt to displace the Nic aragua canal bill, but much time may be secured during the morning houf, and action may be had by the end of January. CHANGES. WASHINGTON, Dec. 21. The Sen ate Committee on Foreign Relations to day concluded its revision of the bills nrovidinsr a territorial government for x. Hawaii, and Senator Cullom reported the changes to the Senate. The most imnortant changes are as follows: The section defining citizenship was amended lv striking out the word 'white" and also the explicit reference to Portuguese and left to read as fol lows: "That all persons who were citizens of the Republic of Hawaii on August 21, lhcJS, are hereby declared to be cit izens of the United States." The request of one-fifth of the mem bers of the territorial House of Rep resentatives is made sufficient to de mand the aves and noes, the original requirement being one-third. The provision in regard to the quali aAbsolvieiy Makes the food more ROVL PAKtNQ fications of territorial n.ifnps. 1 changed so as to require that the Sen ator shall be a male citizen, 30 years of age, that he shall have rosided In the Hawaiian Islands not less than three and that be "shall bo qualified to vote for Senators." Explicit property qualifications for Senator is out. A like chance is mailer in nrovision resrardincr ih nifm!wr of the House, who aro required to be quauneu oy ine cnanges to vote for representatives. Section 43, allowing one house of the Legislature to legislate after the other has adjourned, was stricken out. t was aisu mt? provision requiring that each bill should receive the writ ten approval of three members before being introduced. ' The provisions au thorizing the territorial Supreme Court to pass upon the qualifications of mpmbers of fhn T .rrialtiirv nrrtcr mf changed and it was left as recommend ed hy the commission. The Governor is required to send his estimates for appropriations to the T-srislatiiro as a. wholA ami not to h Senate alone, as originally required. 1 no toiiowing restrictions on the Issuance of bonds is inserted: "Nor shall anv bonds or other instrument of any indebtedness be issued unless made redeemable in not more than five years and payable in not moro than fifteen years from the date of issue thereof." The provision that no retroactive law shall be enacted is stricken out. In the qualifications for voters for territorial representatives the word "understandingly" In the educational qualification is stricken out, requiring simply that they "shall read, write and speak the English or Hawaiian lan guage." No change is made in the qualifications for voters for Senators. The provision in regard to the re gistration of Hawaiian vessels was changed to read as follows: "That all vessels carrvine: Hawaiian regis ters on the 12th of August. 1898, shall he entitled to be registered as Ameri can vessels, with the benefits and priv ileges pertaining thereto." Section 103, in regard to tne crown lands was chanced so as to eliminate the clause confirming all valid leases now in existence. There are many- technical changes, and in all cases where Hawaii is referred to as the Government of Hawaii" it is changed so as to make it the territory of Ha waii. WILL IMS RATIFIED. WASHINGTON, Dec. 21. While of . . . i t i. course no olficial action nas ueeii uak. en, it has been practically decided that the Senate Committee on Foreign Re- lations will report the Paris treaty witr the recommendation that it be ratified without modification. NEW YORK, Dec. 21. Clark Howell. . . . 1 a XT nit vn d "I a member ot me uemocian. .ni- Committee from Georgia and editor of the Atlanta Constitution, after consult ing with the leaders of both political parties at Washington telegraphed as follows tonight: "With the adjournment of Congress for the holidays the final decision on the peace treaty is as clear as It will be after a vote has been taken in the Senate. Two weeks ago the matter was in doubt: today .it Is certain that the treaty will be ratified as it will bo that it has after the vote has been tak- n. nrvan has advised ratification of the treaty, and he is outspoken in the opinion that aside from the question of national oblieat on it is a matter or party policy for the Democratic party to throw no obstacle in tne way. 4 SECRETARY HITCHCOCK. WASHINGTON, Dec. 21. President IcKinley today sent to the Senate the nomination of Ethan Allen Hitch cock, now Embassador to Russia, to be Secretary of the Interior in place of Cornelius N. Bliss of New Y'ork, who has resigned. The Senate con firmed the nomination. It is expected that Mr. Hitchcock will he sworn as a member of the Cabinet in February and Mr. Bliss will retain office until that time. GRIP EPIDEMIC. NEW YORK, Dec. 22 The epidemic of grip is still in marked evidence. The death rate from bronchitis and pneu monia continues very heavy. Many of the recent deaths from pneumonia have been indirectly due to the grip. PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 22. It is es timated that between 23,000 and 30,000 persons in this city are suffering from grip, and doctors report it on the in crease. REGULARS FOR MANILA, NEW YORK, Dec. 21. A special lo tle Tribune from Washington says: The War Department issued formal orders today for the dispatciT of three regiments of regular infantry to Ma nila by way of New York city and the Suez canal. Pure delicious and wholesome POWOER CO., KEW YORK.