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WASHINGTON, April 12. The
louse at 12: CO on Tuesday the 2d, re
solved Itself Into a committee of the
hole, and took up the Senate bill for
the government of Hawaii. Mr. Knox.
n charge of the bill, came to an agree
ment with Mr. Richardson, the leader
f the opposition, that the time given to
debate should be equally divided be-
weon the two parties; that Tuesday
nd Wednesday should be devoted to
he general debate, and that on Thurs
day amendments should be offered, and
vote takPn at 4 p. m.
The "general debate" continued for
wo days, during which time members
blew themselves off," on any subject.
fror.i that of a post office in Oklihoma
to the government of Porto Rico. Peo
ple In the gallery hardly heard the
ame of Hawaii mentioned during
Tuesday and Wednesday. The bill It
self was Ignored. Mr. Lane, one of thp
friends of the bill, made a long speech
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Al'KIL 25, 1900. TVVELVH PAGK8.
I'HICE FIVU GBNVC
hat About the Saloons a Dead Letter
for Want of a Penalty
SATISFACTORY CONFERENCE REPORT .
OH THE PENDING
MESSRS. ALEXANDER & BALDWIN,
Honolulu H. I.
Dear Sirs: We have just received the
following telegram from Mr. W. 0. Smith at
Washington: ' ,
Conference Committee finished. Will
present a unanimous report to-morrow. De
tails not published, but will closely re
semble original prepared by Commission.
Hawaiian Land Lvas remain. Transactions
since annexation confirmed. Amendment ex
pelling Asiatics stricken out. Final Ac
tion by Congre3a this Week. Yours truly,
ALEXANDER & BALDWIN.
San Francisco, April. 17, 1900.
on the tariff upon goods imported from
Porto Rico, because his constituents
wanted to har from him on that s'ib
Jpct and he had been away when the
Porto Rico matter was discmsed.
Mr. Robinson of Indiana, D2mocrat.
and a forcible speaker, attacked the re
nal contract laws of Hawaii. He de
nounced the provisions of the bill,
which he said "put money above man
hood, contract slave labor above free
labor." He declared that the Republi
cans had designedly refused to pa?s,
last year, a bill abolishing penal con
tract labor. He was interrupted by Mr.
Knox, who told him that the bill be-
fore the House express'.y abolished pe
nal contract labor, and charged Mr.
Robinson with Ignorance of the
contents of the bill. Mr. Rob:n.-on sud
denly found himself in th? awkward
position of delivering a sp"och asrainst
c6ntract labor, when it was abolished
by the bill. But he had prepired his
speech against such labor, and Insisted
on, getting it off. He etood before the
Nation, barking up the wrong tree. So
the- Horse listened to a tirade against
a condition of things which the bill
terminated. Mr. Robinson, with a
flourish. 6ent to the clerk's dok and
caused tc be read an extract from Mr.
H. M. Sewall'g report on labor la Ha
waii, printed in the Consular it pnnrla
of February, 1900. His object in pub
lishing this was to bring od.um upon
the manters. Thta piim t is it,n,,i
the Record. Mr. Robinson grew rather
frantic towards the close ot his speecn.
wnen ne snook his htad, ra sed his
hands aloft and shrieked. "What is to
be expected from a eovernmpt.t nf ihv.
drivers, slave owners, slavery apologists?"
At this time there were not kpymiIt
members of the House visible, and the
most 01 tnem were writing letters.
Mr. Mondell of Wyomine. followed
In a well prepared speech, w hich show
ed that during his visit to the Islands
be was a close observer, and held clear
views of the situation. He w: s at one
time In the United States Land office,
and with all of bis experience behind
him. tfully approved of the Hawai an
land laws, and spoke against any suner
vh on by the Federal authorities. Dur
ing th debate the attend nce of mem
bers diminished until there was no
quorum, but no one raided the point,
as no business wa3 In hand. At one
time there were only twentv-seven
members prespnt, and most of thorn
were writing letters. Rut the orators
were reaching the people through the
On Wednesday, the debate was re
snmod at 12:30 n. m. and MU rn one
discussed the provisions of the bill. Mr.
Roreing of Kentucky, a yourg man, got
the floor and ruddenlr Introduced
Kentucky politics. He denounced the
'noeb?l law" for ele.-tlons In that Stite.
and he was followed by Mr. Wheeler of
the snme State, who represented th
Democrats. He euloglpd Goebel and
Mr. Push took a hand In the debit
a"d he contradicted Mr. Wheeler. M
Wheeler sprung to his feet ard asked If
Mr. Puph said that h's 6titcments were
fale. A Kentucky storm center aros
at onr ar.d there wai a Ftig?e t on that
N'ent'i'-ky ways of dealing with men
who eave the lie, might be reported to.
Rut the House will not tolerate per
cnnal encounters and the"e was a nat
isf?.ctory explanation made.
(Continued on Piee 2
Ni TO ESTABLISH A GOVERNMENT
THPU. S, A, T, HANCOCK WITH THEIR FAMILIES
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Judge Henpy c. luv.
Hon. I t kl 0. Whc.mt.
Prof. Bernard Moses.
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JULKiL W.M. H. AFT.
Prof. D. C. Worcester.
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THE transport Hancock, with the Philippine Commission aboard, arrived
here yesterday from San Francisco. The party U a large one, as It con
sUra of the five Commissioners ami their nrivate recretaries. clerks and
Interpreters, and the families of the official In all about forty-five persons.
The members of the Commission are William H. Taft of Cincinnati,
chairman, who is also expected In due time to become the first American
Governor General of the Philippines, Luke K. Wright, of Memphis, Dean C.
Worcester, of Michigan University, who wa a member of the first Philip
pine Commission, Henry C. Ide of Vermont, formerly Chief Justice of Sa
moa, and Prof. Bernard Moses of the U.ilverslty of California.
Chairman Taft U probably the best-known man on the Commission. Dur
ing tho past eight years he has been United States Circuit Judge of the
Sixth District, with his home at Cincinnati, but resigned his position in or
der to give all his time to this Important work. Prior to his appointment
to the bench of the United States Circuit Court Judge Taft was Solicitor
General of the United States for two years, and before receiving that appoint
ment was for many years a Judge in the Superior Courts of Ohio.
Following is an excerpt from the speech made by Judge Taft at Cin
cinnati on March 5, In which he states his position at the present time:
"I am not now and never have been an expansionist. I have always
hoped that the Jurisdiction of our nation would not extend beyond the ter
ritory between the two oceans. We have not solved all the problems of pop
ular government so perfectly as to Justify our voluntarily eeeklng more dif
ficult ones abroad. We have not voluntarily sought them. Circumstances
beyond our control, the sequel of the Spanish war, have thrust on us respon
sibility for the future government of the Philippines. The proposition is
vigorously denied by high-minded and conscientious men and by some with
a fury of superlative and epithet that Is hardly consistent with a Judicial
attitude or an Impartial consideration of the question.
"My conviction is that the calm Investigation of the future historian In
to all the conditions existing at the time of taking each step toward the
present situation in the Philippines will lead him to conclude that President
McKlnley and his administration selected in each crisis the only alterna
tive which a due regard to our national and international obligations
Luke K. Wright Is one of the best-known lawyers of the South. He serv
ed through the Civil War as a private in the Confederate army, has been a
lifelong Democrat, but la a firm believer In expansion.
Professor Bernard Moses has been for many years professor of politi
cal economy In the University of California, and has written much on eco
Of the five Commissioners Professor Worcester Is the only one who has
ever been In the Philippines. He was a member of the last Commission,
and spent some time there with the ar.ny. Prior to that time he made two
scientific expeditions into the islands the first In 1887 and the last in 1831,
on which occasion he remained three years. He has held the chair of as
sistant professor of zoology at Ann Arbor University, but recently resigned
the position. He has published a book on th Islands, which has proved
very valuable. Of the Filipinos. Commissioner Worcester Is quoted as saying:
"There are eihty-four tribes In tho Philippines. Seven of them are
more or less civilized. Six of the Utter live on Luzon Island. The Tanalos,
one of the six ia question, are either bitterly hated or are not liked bv the
other five. The seven civilized tribes outnumber .the Tasalos by 1,0'iO.OOQ
people. Practically all of tho trouble Is being caused bv the Tagalos. Agul
mldo's cabinet and government contained none but Ta?.ilo3, and yet he
claimed it represented the 8,000,000 people In the Philippines.
"In religion the Filipinos are pagan, Mohammedan and Christian. If the
I.s'.and3 were left free from outside in rrftnnoe It Is my firm conviction that
tli? Mohimmedans would eventually gain the mastery.
"The Filipino is dishonest. That ii a legacy Troai his Spanish training.
It wl.l bf a drawback to his eelf-eovernment. I believe the Filipinos shou.d
be given as much self-government as they aro .fitted for. Let them be giv
en every office they can show they have the ability and honesty to han
dle." A. W. Ferguson is the Spanish secretary and his assistant is F. C. Do
minguez. Mr. Ferguson acted as interpreter for the Paris Peace Commis
sion! He resigned the position of Chl?r Translator of the Bureau of Ameri
can Republics at Washington in orde.- to accept a position under the Phil
ippine Commissioners. Mr. Dominguz is well known in the southern part
of California as an expert interpreter.
J. W. Brannigan is the distributing officer of the Commission. He held
the fame office under the Paris Peace Commission, and resigned the posi
tion of distributing officer for the Depirtment of State at Washington in or
der to accompany the Philippine Commissioners.
The Commission is without a secr.-lry. as Charles N. Pepper, the noted
correspondent, was appointed secretary some time ago. but declined the
honor. His successor has not yet been named.
As soon as it was kn6wn that the steamer was coming Into the harbor
many people went to the wharf. Among them were Minister Harold M.
Sewall. Col. Ennls. Col. Ruhlen and Lieut. Commander Pond. U. N.
These gentlemen boarded the vessel as soon as possible and paid their re
spects to the distinguished party aboard. In conversation with an Adver
tiser reporter. Judge Taft, chairman of the Commission said: I
"We are on our way to Manila to assist in the establishment of a civil
government for the Islands. We expe.t to take part In the establishment of
the educational system to be inaugurated throughout the group. The for
mation of local town and district governments will first be the duty of the
Commission. This will be the Idea of the work: To fit the Islanders for
the carrying out of their own government when the time comes. We do
not expect to exercise any actual pow r for at last a couple of months after
"I do not feel it Incumbent upon myelf to speak of the positive In
structions given the Commission, as they will be given out from Washing
ton. General Otis has asked to be re.ieved and expected to leave before we
reach Manila, but I am told he will remain until we arrive, and will return
in this eteamer to the Coast."
Judge Taft made many Inquiries as to the situation here and seemed
Interested in the development of the country.
It has been decided that while here the Commissioners party wi.l see
as much of this Island as possible, and last night preparations were being
made for trips to different points of Interest In and about Honolulu. Judge
Taft spoke of a desire to make a trip over the line of the Oahu Railway &
Land Company to view the plantation, and it is thought that probably a
trip in a special car can be arranged for the Commission.
Besides the Commissioners the following are members of the official
prtv: Arthur Fenrusson. Spanish secretary: F. A. Brannigan, disbursing
officer; Rutherford Corbin, assistant secretary; F. C. Domlnguez. assistant
Snanlsh secretary; Mr. Brousard, clerk and messenger to the Commission;
Mr. Coffman. private secretary to Judge? Taft; Fred. Hti3kell. secretary to
Judee Wrizht; P. S. Carter, secretary to Judge Ide; D. R. Williams, secretary
to Prof. Bernard Mo?f3; and Mr. Le Roy, secretary to Prof. Worcester.
The others of the party are: Mrs. W. H. Taft. three children and maid;
MUs Herron. Miss Ide and maid. Miss Majorie Ide. Mrs. Moses. Miss Brigzs,
Mrs Wrizht and mnid. Mis Wrieht. Mrs. Worcester, two children and maid;
Mrs. Brannigan. Master Brannigan. Mrs. Ferguson, Master Fereuson. Mrs.
I.o Roy Mrs. Kr.eed'es and two children. Mrs. Thoma.s, Dr. and Miss Bourns,
Capt. Wm. L. Kneedler. T. S. A.; Major M. A. Batson, U. S. V.; Mis3 Har
riet I McCord. and Florence M. Brouck, contract nurses. The ladies and
children are to be left at Yokohama for a month, until the Commissioners
have secured houses and made everything ready for their comfort.
Tom Fitch Will Settle
MAN OF MANI VENTURES
Has Been a Perpetual Jobch&ser in
the West for Forty
Tom Fitch is coming to his
nomadic camp In Hawaii. Having tried
every State and Territory west cf the
Rockies in a vain or nearly vain pur
suit of office, he will next exploit the
uew Atiurkau posbess.ous. Lu.es h
changes his ni.na tCiv-rc a, kin. by.eck
cis iuf a j&u-auier pass we bt.au soon
have Tom auioug Uj and be privileged
.o hear ibe lauious si-cctn, piw.iminary
to his customary job-cUaeiu the
speech which always begins wua the
pui aces: ".My i-e.lu ciiii-cas: 1 have
couie to live and die auioug you."
Where lorn Fitch began bis career is
not certainly remerube.cd. but It was
probably in New York. He arrived at
San Francisco in the early gUties and
made an Inij region on the public
through a ttrange Incident "iralch,"
says Ella Stirling Cummins, in her
Story of the Files, "hag now become
legendary lore." The arrival of the
steamer with news of the Civil war
"was always a great occasion at San
Francisco and especially so oa tala day,
when the wharves were alive with peo
ple and the steamer brought greater
tidings than usual. The war news was
proclaimed at once and every ne be
came wild with excitement. A spokes
man was sought, the name of Tom
FJtch called out probably by klmsclf
and a young man sprang upon a con
venient barrel ond then and there gave
an address that rang with a clarion
note. At the close a support wn Im
provised and the young man placed up
on it and borne upon the shoulders of
four men through the streets, fo'lowed
by the ratriotlc populace. It was an
vf nt which has never been forgotten."
A Start in Business.
Thus made known to the public
young E'lUh, who was a lawyer, had no
trouble in getting clients and was in de
mand for Jury trials. Of course be was
the orator of great ociasiocs, and the
undiscriminating crowd of -gold-hunters
delighted to hang on his eloquent
lips. No one could say to many glit
tering ana oii-haud Kcueialilies an
Tom; and when he waved the flag and
made the en?!e (--cream after the fash
ion of the pi fe slonal Earne.-t l'ati lots
of that day and this, the boys all said
be would have to go to the United
States' Senate from California and re
vive the traditions of Web tor end Clay.
Tom rver went but the Ignis fattius
tempted him to a lifelong pursuit.
Th? Senate is still bis goal and he will
die trylnt; to reach it.
While Tom F'tch occi-doraPy weigh
ed law nnd politics by drams he never
wplgho I them by scruples and the time
came when even San Francisco could
not 6tand his ways and he concluded
to remove to Nevada where the Corn
stork excitement was on. Torn r!ved
on the lode whn the famous Senatorial
fight between Fhnron and Sut-o wm un
der way nnd t once caPed for Rollln
.... Dieeett. edttT of the Virgin's City
Chronicle and afterward United State
Minister to Hawaii. What happened.
Daggett tells as follows:
"Tom fcent for me to come over Im bis
room and I went 'There's the bed be
remarked; 'lie down on it Never mind
taking off your boots. I wat.t you to
f tay there until I read you this speech.
"Then Tom started in with one of the
most scathing tirades about Sharon I
ever heard. He described the bonanta
millionaire as a man who had been
chasing over Europe looking for ne
of the old masters so be could have tala
'plcter took 'Why said Tom, 'thlf
man bought tapestries which he did not
know whether to lay on the floors, bang
on the walls or to give to his aquaw
for her wigwam There was an boor
and a half of this sort of thing and then
Tom ended with a peroration that
would raise your hair and was calculat
ed to lift the scalp of Sharon. Wbat
shall I do with the thinir Daggett said
Tom. laying down h! manuscript.
"'Burn it I advUed.
"'Not much replied th rlng ora
tor. 'Long Geor?e Is running Sharon's
campaign, isn't he? I want you to ate
the speech over and let him red It in
the old man. It doesn't matter (f I don't
get the manuscript back, as I hav te
story in my head
"Well said Mr. Daggett. "I tarrlef
the stuff to Long Georre at the ban!
and he took It In to Sharon. I oou
heard loud swearing in the back room.
In half an hour or so Long George
came out and said:
" "What does Fitch want?'
"I answered that I did not kow.
"'Well go and find out
"I went over to Tom's room and
found him smoking placidly. He aald
If Sharon would give him 113,000 ho
would rot deliver the speech. In fif
teen minutes after that I Eaw La
George hand Tom the gold twenfi.
"The next day Tom sent far at
again. He was badly In need of ale
and of some Ice oa bia head.
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