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" ii 5y " ii'"1? T, o - K'J5 -1 . CF - " . "T- pH5lK $ (Uksfjtlufe 4001010' a V jfcV ' ""WW f - - .rfr " THE HONOLULU REPUBLICAN. YOLTDrP. X, XO. 10 HOXOLTTLTJ, H. T., SUKDAY, JUKE 24, 1900 PRICE HV GENTS Oft PLAXTATIdS. I Manager GanipDell OI J Puna Meets Serious Trouble. THREATS TO KILL ILTAS ' t THE PLANTERS' ASSOCIATION OF HILO DISTBICT TAKES ACTION. Itoms oflnterest from the Rainy City .Organization of Militia. - - Latest News. Japanese contract laborers on many of the plantations are taking advantage pf the ocgauic act which makes them free men. A number of the laborers for the Olaa Sugar Company and the Waiakea MIU Company struck work on Friday last, and on Saturday the Hakalau raon took a fling at freedom. On Monday the laborers' at a Amaultt decided to "Hllo go," and they are bore. So far tb'ere has been no violence, traeapi on the Puna plantation. There '1 are noting like a lot of Indians, and the end is cot yet On Thursday last the men called at the olfice of the manager in a body and demanded tho return of their contracts and tax receipts. Manager Campbell Jnformed thorn that this was Impossible, as the contracts were the only jguarantee the plantation had that the men would not run away, and if they did that these contracts provided that the immigration company would refund any money that the plantation might' lose through the laborers leaving. Raid Adjoining- Lands. Thorc was a long parley and Anally the men loft, but did not return to work. On Friday morning they started to run loose over the lands of and those adjoining. complained to ManageCampbell that his laborers wore raiding the potato patch of an old nath.bmd had s&olon a lot of the vegetables and that is they had also gone on the Lyman lands and stolon ,Dlla apples and raided the Jtofetac rights'. Till manager Informed Mr. L.yainn that he would have to seek assistance of the Police Department, and, if necessary, make arrests. Lyman secured aid and went back Jo his lauds and found fl e Japanese carrying fiefi and apples. They were told to get att tho laud, but resented the interference. Ono of the laborers carried a bamboo stick with a flsh spear on the ond. and .this he bogau swinging in a threatening manner. One of the natives got behind this Japanese and grabbed the stick, and in the tight which followed the Japanese was cut on tho ear. Tho mon then went to the plantation office, and Mr. Campbell said they had better see the deputy sheriff. On his arrival there was talk of arrests. The mnnagor said the man who cut the laborer shpuld be arrested, and Mr. Lyman said in that case the laborers should also be taken in charge. This was not satisfactory to the Japanese, for they wanted to take the native and treat him in their own way. A wrangle over this matter lasted for a time, and than the men disappeared, returning again to the number of 350 and domandlng their contracts. Manager Campbell again declined, but informed tne mon that from that day their pay would be $16 per month. Demand Tax Receipts. This did not satisfy them, as they had Leon informed by the representative of tho immigration company that thev would be paid $17 per month. They said that either the manager of the, plantation or the representative of fed tho immicratlon company had lied to thorn, and they would not return to 5 work until they sent a delegation to Honolu'njto confer with the company. MannsetCampbell said this was satis la factory and for them to select tneir men. They demanded tax receipts for their delegates, and the manager declined to surrender them unless they deported- ?5 for each man. Another wrangle followed, and the men agreed to the plan, but when the names were prected it was found that the men had gone to work after January 1 and the plantation had no tax receipts for them. This was not accepted by the Japanese, and the he was passed again, and the men loft for the camp, returning again in an hour armed with clubs and hoes. Reinforcements Arrive. In. the meantime reinforcements had -iv B,i "Denutv Sheriff E'derts swore in several natives as deputies. Manager Campbell judged by the actions of the Japanese that they intended raiding the office and securing their contracts, and to prevent this the plantation lunas and three or four deputies massed at the office and prepared to resist any attack that might be -,! Th lunas had pistols but very lltjU) ammunition, and Deputy Eiderts. .carrfcsl an unloaded revolver. A rush -was made, and Jack Nelll and the second luna lulled their guns and fired In ho air. The the crowd dispersed, and ator on Manager Campbell sent to the Jamp and requested a delegation to jnet him at the office. Oa their arrival Jie Jnformed them that under their con tract with thG plantation iney were to be furnished with house, water and! medicine, but these accommodations were to he theirs only oa condition of -their going to -Kork. If they were sot 'going to work they must get oB the plantation. The a & returned to their quarters. j . Lights Ordered Oat. Late In the afternoon Manaser Campbell received half a dozen natives as reinforcements, and each brought a musical instrument. The men took seats in front of the Inna's house and began singing, much to the wwuaenaeai oi me laborers- m ? o'clock that night the hell was rung J at. once shrouded 1n darkness. At the Tunas quarters the men were In hiding, and their watchfulness was later rewarded by the appearance of five Japanese, who walked around the house and then returned to the camp, and a few minutes afterward the lamps wer? going in full blast- Again they were notified to put lights out, and again tney were put out. and afterwards a squad came down to the lunas quarters and found quite a delegation of watchers. On their return tney were followed, and it was found that the Iiguts were merely turned low. Man ager Campbell and his men remained on watch all night. Saturday the 350 men returned to work, but those belonging to another camp struck. Sun day and Monday were uneventful daysH and the men promised to return to work as usual on Tuesday. Japs Make Threats. Manager Campbell says the Japanese have threatened to kill Neill and Mo-ran, the two lunas, and while he has no fears for NeM's safety, he thinks Moran's position is hazardous. Early Tuesday morning uie laborers on Waiakea plantation struck work in body and marched townwards from the camps. When near the mill they were overtaken by Mr. Chalmers, the head luna, and Henry Lyman and an effort was made to turn them back. his was resisted and some of the Japanese seized the bridle on Cbalmer's horse and kept him back. The men afterwards proceeded to the mill to meet the manager. It is believed there will be a general strike throughout the Island. Prepared for Trouble. For several months past the manager of Waiakea plantation has been preparing for trouble by engaging a number of day men, and when the contract men struck there were enough day men at work to keep the mill going for a short time but not sufficient to provide cane to run It regularly. At Papaikou (Onomea plantation) there has been no indications of trouble. The men started to work as usual Monday morning. All the contract men of the Hilo Portuguese Mill Company stopped work on Monday morning and demanded the return of their tax receipts and contracts. As the latter were held in duplicate by the company, ono copy, containing an indorsement that the taxes had been paid, was returned to each laborer,and the men all returned to work aftir a rest qf two hours. No further trouble expected there. An Editor's View. The Japanese on the plantationsjn this district are beginning to show their teeth, and to the average citizen who has given the matter any consideration, the problem is serious. Now that these laborers are free men, should they for any reason invade the town and ransack houses the people would have to throw up their hands for the want of proper means of resistance. The events at Puna and Waiakea during the jpast few days have been sufficient to indicate what may be expected at any time. It is to be hoped that the time may not arrive when it will be necessary to put an armeu force in the field ncainst the strikers. So long as they do not injure property or take life there will be no occasion for it. At the same time, Captain Fetter and Lieutenant Home should not delay organizing their militia company. Herald. THE LABOR DISTURBANCE. Seem Likely to Be Settled "With Little Difficulty. There seems to have been some slight "emeutes" at various times and places on this Island during the past week, as well as on the other Islands of the group; a state of affairs which was only to be expected at the period of transition from the old to the. new political and Industrial regime. On the whole, however, these troubles will, for the most part, settle themselves when the misunderstanding which occasion- them is corrected In most cases a desire on the part of the JaDanese contract laborers to se- fcure their cancelled -contracts previous to proceeding with their labors caused suspension of work, and wherever this was granted them, as at V alakea. they settled-down quietly to earn their bread "at the old stand" as free la- borers, uiaTdng no disturbance when lngleaders, who had stirred them up to serve their own ends, were dis charged by the plantation manage- Ement, The real leaders and directors of the Japanese everywhere are acting with mscretion and good faith, and will probably be able to guide their countrymen through this critical period to tu"e satisfaction of all save the and malicious malcontents. Tribune. MTLTTIA TOB HILO. Lieutenant Homo Succeeds In Getting Quoia of Names. A sufficient number of names for a company of the National Guard in HHo has been secured, and the petition with ihe names appeaed. is now in the a&nds of Governor Dole, for disposal. U is to be hoped thatit will raeet with a better fate than Its predecessors, which have all suffered hurial without namrrcciion in official pigeon-holes. It seems likely that there will be more or less occasion for sach an organization to show Itself from time to time in the f.,fur ooa this Island: aad while no r5ftua disturbance Is Teally apprer beaded, th presence ot a. body ofjaea able sad "willing to aphoid the laws" aai reiecl property mS Pfe .-v f which, is bttr thaa taeTpeead of ear. Trihuae. Cortww44Pa?e&) CiSTLE W LY THE PJJMM Believed That He Wont "be the National Committeeman. SEWALL STANDS TO THX. THOUGH SAM PARKER MAY BE CHOSEN UPON A COMPROMISE. Thurston Acted Like Politics Bored Him hut the dent Says Thurston ' is Canny. Staff Correspondce of The Republican. SAN FRANCISCO, June 13. The members of the delegation from the Territory of Hawaii to the Republican National Convention at Philadelphia may not be graduates of the curriculum of politics "as she is taught" in these United States, but they have all the potentialities of the past masters in ue Alumni Association. They are equipped with faces and a knowledge of English that enables them to successfully conceal their thoughts. There was no delay on the arrival of the China, for Chauncey St John, the deputy surveyor of this port, extended them all the courtesies possible, and the first was to take them off the steamer on the customs service tug, the Golden Gate. Once on shore, the party separated Sam Parker, Harold Sewall and the rest of .the delegation proper going to the Palace Hotel, ?nd Lorin Thurston, Robert Rycroft and a few others going to the Occidental. It was a great disappointment when they learned that the California delegation had departed yesterday, for they nad counted much on the effective aid of the Californlans In securing the recognition of the convention. However, they need not worry about that, for it is a pretty safe proposition that this State will stand by Hawaii in its effoits to have its delegation seated. But it is extremely doubtful if the Territory will be allowed four delegates, when older Territories, like Arizona and New Mexico, are limited to six. Still, the population, wealth and general Importance Of Hawaii -will exert n povro'fwl ence in favor of four. If two is the limit Parker and Kapoikai will be the ones seated. "McKInley!" "McKInley!" is the slogan of the Hawaiians, and they say "There is no second choice." For second place they are willing to accept any strong man satisfactory to the convention. There Is a fight on in the dele gation, but it is local, good-natured and does not show on the surface or create any noise, but it is there. It is the fight for national committeeman from Hawaii. Four names are mentioned for the place Dole, Castle, Sew-all and Sam Parker but Dole is only mentioned in a casual way. "The way things look this morning, Sewall has the pole and is making uie running. The defegates say they have not even canvassed the names, and as yet have no choice; but, then, that, you know. Is the way politicians talk. Sam Parker was too busy to talk about it The delegation went East this morning, and Sam did not get up until 8:45, and had just three-quarters of .an hour to get his breakfast and take the last ferry that catches the overland train. It was a delicate matter for him to talk about, anyway, so he laughingly referred your correspondent to Mr. Kapoikai as the source of information. Now, the judge did not know anything but McKInley. He did not know whether Castle and Dole were out for committeeman or not, and Mr. Parker must speak for himself. He said he did not even know where Mr. Castle was. He shied when we uegan talking of Sewall's chances, and said he did not care to declare himself until the delegation had caucused the matter. Lorin Thurston would be pretty apt. to nave an accurate Kaieus . situation, so your correspondent ried to the Occidental, as It was peril ously near train time. He met Mr. Thurston just as he came from the cafe, and, despite a good breakfast, he looked tired, and worsev when Island were mentioned. He knew less of Hawaiian politics than we did here in California; in fact, he acted as if politics bored bim. No, he was not going on to Philadelphia with the delegation; aid not know whether he would go to the convention at all or not probably not Did not know where Castle was. It had been the talk among the "wise ones'' here that Thurston wanted Castle for committeeman, but If he did, he, acts like a, man who had lost a fight and knew it. But, then. Thurston is -canny." However, he did not go to Philadelphia with the delegation, it was thought he would go 11 B. F. Dillingham was not here, but Dillingham was on the spoU'and so Mr- Thurston stayed. It is said they have on nana, some kind of a-deal. In which there Is & great deal more money than there is In politics. rXarse, capital Is involved, and they are handliag their very caret ally, but you la the Islands -will probably know what it ia. Castle 1 la. Xew York; or was the last.fceardof him. If he hss'any tioas to feecommltteeBan from Hawaii he4ahold beher to Jook after his fences, foe -they are In adllapldted condition; badly dowa. la-fact. There quite an oppoaltloa to hfm expressed mark 6aelyTaaong . the alternates. Mr.' Sewall te withthe dekgatecajHi will atar'fK tft, haviag Jteft lor the Eat wfct ti? yltr ty Wntog: The only objection advanced against his candidacy Js that he Is a eorapars - tive stranger, a newcomer to the Islands, but It is evident that he Is rap-Idly becoming acqa&inted and making friends. It Is difficult to predict just what a convention or even a delegation will do, but in this instance it looks as though the flgat lay between Sewall and Partert and the latter has a strong following. If he wants the placed the probabilities are he will- get It, for he has good lobbyists among the alternates. If Parker announces himself for the place, I believe I would lay odds on his winning oat. As the time for the convention approaches there is ever a cry among the more timorous ones that McKinley Is not the strongest man that can be nominated. Don't that Jar you? While the opposition may not amount to anything and may not even be expressed in the convention, it is known. The Democrats will nominate Bryan, of course, and will gulp down the Chicago platform, feathers and all, but it Is doubtful if they can prevail on Admiral Dewey to take second place. If the Republicans thought they would. It 13 probable that Roosevelt could be induced to make the running with McKinley. Marion De Tries, Democratic Congressman from California, has been appointed appraiser of the port of New l'ork. That is politics. De Vries is a strong man and carried his district by 6000. Now he will be out of the running, and there is every promise of sending a Republican in .-.s stead. Judge Estee breathes a great deal easier now that he has been confirmed. He never had any serious doubts, but he was uneasy. However, his experience was no exception to the rule in California. When anyone picks up a nice political plum there are others who are always ready to shout: "I saw It first" F. W. Macfarlane and family have taken apartments at the California with his brother, the colonel, and will make an indefinite .stay. Miss Mott-Smith. Miss T. Ambler and Miss E. L. Ladd stopped at the Occidental for a few days before departing for the East. Miss At M. Whitney, daughter cf Fred Whitney, agent for W. G. Irwin, sails on the Mariposa to-day for the Islands. She is accompanied by Miss N. E. Keating. E. E. B. NOW LIES WITH McCANDLESS. Inspector Flint Will Act as Soon as the Superintendent Numbers Houses. Postoffice Inspector Flint was asked last night if the "roast," as he called it, in an afternoon paper yesterday was correct in its statement that he was compelled to install a system of free mail delivery, numbers or no numbers & 3r - - feSe'H "Postal regulations require- first thing to do is to see whether a city having 10,000 population or whose post-office receipts amount to 510,000 per year had (1) a proper system of house-numbering, (2) names at the intersection of streets, (3) proper sidewalks and (4) proper street lighting. If these conditions are present, the system is installed at once. Honolulu complies in all points but tne house-numbering. If Mr. McCandless will taKe steps to have the city divided and the houses numbered the Postoffice Department can proceed without further delay." "Have you spoken to the Superin tendent of Public Works?" "Not yet I shall see him Monday. If he will take a blue print and designate the line upon which to divide the town and assign to each house a number, I doubt not the people are willing to number their own houses without a law. If so, the system can be Inaugurated promptly. I will try to divide the city up into delivery districts some time next week. All the regulations require is that there be an established system of numbering that will not be changed. "I asked the Council of State to pas? an ordinance fixing a penalty lor not having one's house numbered according to lawr I understand they thought they did not have authority." i HACKFELD'S NEW BUILDING. Tho Massive Structure "Which will Add Beauty to Honolulu's Architecture. Tho handsome new Hackfeld building, corner of Fort and Queen streets, is progressing very satisfactorily to its contractor, Fred Harrison. The building, is to be very massive and substantial, and will be three stories in height. The outside walls will be of native stone, taken from Mr. Harrison's quarries in the Kalpauki tract This will be the largest structure of native stone ever erected In these Islands.. i he stonework' will be richly and handsomely ornamented. Five sculp tors are at work making the designs, and five carvers areengaged In them out of the native stone. A Republican reporter, In a cursory way, inspected some of the work, of the sculptors' yesterday, who, by the way, are .from Saa Frascjseo, An immense cap for a column waa particularly Imposing; also, a panel aad a pediment The work, in achievement and magnitude, compares favorably with' similar work, on the Claus'Spreckels building, known, as the Call building, in San Francisco. A little idea- may be derived of the substantial character of the aew Hack feld building from, the wiadow sills. They weigh two toas eea, are l.feet Is areicoapoaed of a solid stoee. - - a. The architectaraLbwusty of sew will be greatly aeeated wbea i&e Hackfeld fesHtiac is cbaipleted, - The Hoeoiahi RepMiamwll be de- livered ta:aayart ef ta city for 75c; aer awatk.or Mrtr. - A. JJSDEuMVr IS i0T LIKELY. Powers Likely To Act In Concert In China. AMERICA CIILXA'S HOPE. RUSSIA RECOGNIZED RULER OF CHINESE EMPRESS DOWAGER. American Business Methods Very- Popular In Both China and Japan. Mr. P. F. Evans, who arrived on the Nippon Maru from Japan and China, where he "has been since last April, throws some new light on the situation in China. His trip has been purely for pleasure, and he has kept his eyes and ears wide open. Seen at the Hawaiian Hotel day before yesterday, he talked very freely and interestingly of the East. He said: , a "I came over with Commander George Blcknell, U. S. N., who was en roue to Mare Island. He was in command of the old side-wheeler Moaocacy In the Mississippi river fleet during the Civil War, which was ordered to China two years ago, on. account of her adaptability to river service. The American merchants at Tien-Tsin wrote down for protection, and she was sent up and landed 60 marines, the first foreign troops landed in China." He confirmed the statement of Captain Hentze, published exclusively in The Republican the day before yesterday, that all the Chinese consider that Russia has the Empress Dowager strictly under -control. He stated, further, that there was no doubt in China that the Boxers were acting at the instigation and secret support of Russia. He also confirmed Captain Hentze's statement that Russia offered to send down 10,000 troops from the frontier at a moment's notice, and could send 4S.000 more, if necessary. It is an eight-days' journey, however, from the frontier to Peking, and troops would take a longer time. espcr adoes, agitators or, in other words, the Dennis Kearneys of China. They are armed with old blunderbusses or knives. The trouble began about three j months ago in street brawls. Later, they attacked and burned first a railway station, and then 10 of 30 miles of the only railway in China, connecting Peking with its port, Tien-Tsin." Before he left the telegraph lines had also been cut, and seven or eight out of a party of 40 Americans fleeing from Peking to Tien-Tsin were killed. The 2500 Americans in Peking were without communication with the world when he left, three days prior to the date of the last dispatches from China received here. Mr. Evans was asked If the Americans felt they woulu be protected and whether the dismemberment of China was "imminent" "All the Americans." he said, feel safe. We have a big fleet in the Philippines and plenty of troops within a few day's call. As to the dismemberment of China, I do not think it will come yet Russia has the upper hand in diplomacy, but she is not yet ready to flKht Her railroad is not yet ready for extensive military operations. England is busy in Africa yet, Japan is almost bankrupt, the United States has her hands full in the Philippines, and Russia is strong enough to prevent any olher -power coming in. The powers will doubtless all land troops and work In concert; that will end the trouble speedily. "The Boxers are a sort of secret society, and there may be millions of them, but they have no organization whatever, and a thousand troops, would clean out the biggest force they could get together. Even the Chinese soldiers are armed in the old way or with out-of-date guns. They have not the first ea of tactics or regulations. On tue walls of Peking, which are still being constantly repaired by thousands of workmen, are old English cann6n of no earthly use, being rusty and hut the cloth canopies over them are periodically renewed. JJapan, on the contrary, is well fortified by the most modern breech-loading cannon set in the hillsides along thfr channels of the Inland Sea and upon artificial islands, where the channel is wide enough, that no force could possibly enter or. If entering, could maintain its position in any of the arms of that-great sea. Their soldiers are well trained and will make tough fighters." Speaking of American .commercial prospects, he said: "The Americans control the provision trade in both China and Japan. Cutting's fruits are seen everywhere, and Sperry and Seattle and Portland flour are "sold by the million barrels. The Chinese will trust an American when, they will aot, anyone else. They are the oaly natioa that pays cash, and as there are bo fixed prices for la China, cash buys things much cheaper. The Englihand Germans pay when they get returns, aad the French only whea they cannot get out of It. I; do aotkaow anythlag about the traiersMoat ofthe cleih;and jewelry ba&tsesBis la the haadr'of the Gersaas aad Freach. The oalrpeopl coiar into taeTlatarfop to tratle are the Graw FrcJ. ;THJ Basil confine themselves; to the Coast. The Russians, when they do hoy. deal in I large Quantities "In both uie Philippines and China the 'squeeze' is an established feature i oX all lines of business. Americans. I pay 'net cash and no take oZT and they cannot understand how business can be conducted oa such principles. The first tains a man asks you Defore he makes yoa a price or gets one from you ia: What is the squeezer This translate! Into American slang is: 'What is there In it for me? Not alone government work, hut private business as well is handled by the 'squeeze. "It Is a singular thing that all the English and American, or other for eigners, especially the Japanese, have Chinese cashiers or checkers. If the cashier Is English, he does not handle the money, but a Chinese checks the item and pays out the coin. Even iu Japan Chinese are the cashiers, or paying tellers, in every large house. "Wages for ordinary clerks are good. They start you ia at 150 yen. which is about $S0 per month, and If you are any good, especially If you do not drink to excess, you can soon get 400 to 500 yen for an ordinary clerkship. Managers get $10,000 a year and even more. Most of the white clerks In all foreign houses American, German or others are dissolute sons of Englishmen, sent out to get rid of them. You can live better and cheaper in Japan than In San Francisco." Mr. Evans was asked if the Chinese were suspicious of all foreigners, or did they look upon any class as their friends. His reply was that the best information was that the Cninese quite generally looked to America as their natural protector. He said the Empress was credited, by those who knew her best, with being an astute and crafty diplomat, though of very poor education. She has the faculty of Impressing everyone who meets her with the idea that she is their particular friend. RARE TREAT FOR HONOLULU. Military High Mass For French Cruiser Protet This Morning at Catholic Cathedral. This morning Honolulu Church goers and sigh seers will have an opportunity to see hundreds of uniformed troops marching to church, a picket of armed men within the chaucll presenting arms with bugles sounding during the elevation, tho middle of the mass, and an array of brilliantly uniformed officers and diplomatic official seated in a special pew decorated in the tri-colors of France. The occasion of all this is the visit of the French Cruiser Protet to Honolulu and tho regulations of the French navy. On every man-of-war of Catholic nations high mass i3 celebrated every Squday morning;as a military "ueiuj "ffl iJofTT every available man will be lauded and the service will take place in the Catholic Cathedral at 1050 a. m. instead of on the deck of the Cruiser. Front seats have been reserved for the troops and "priedieux," a sort of temporary kneeling platform, has been erected iu front of the front pews and decorated with French bunting for the occasion. Withmihesaucuory the space between the alter and the rail mil be stationed 24 men fully armed, commanded by two officers and accompanied by the ship's buglers. At the "elevation" or middle part of the mass, tho bugles will sound and the 'picket' will present arms. In the gallery on the mauka side of the Cathedral a pew has been reserved for the Commodore M. Germinet, commanding n division of the French Pacific Squadron, Captain. li'Espinay, in command of the Protet, French Consul M.iToet and their respective 6tatid. That part of the balcony has been draped with French bunting and a group of five flags, alternate red, white and blue, radiate from each of the adjoining piliards ot the Cathedral. Father Valentine who kindly lit up the Cathedral for the Siecial benefit of the Republican in order to show the decorations says as long as he has been in Honolulu he has never seen the ceremony, so it is a rare treat that is promised the Honolulu public to-day. After the service ,the Frenchmen will hold open house aboard their pugnacious looking Cruiser and great preparations have been made to make the ship look gay with flags and polished brass. The general public are invited. The Cruiser te expected to leave port early this week. THE SXHEX PLANTATION. James Quinn. Commands the Prop erty After Seeing It. James Quinn has returned from the Klhel plantation, where, accompanied by John Kadln, he went to Inspect that property. Mr. Quinn speak3 in the highest terms of the plantation, and descants eloquently about the Improvements now going on there. "There Is no better cane growing on Maui than can be found at Klhel." said i.r. Quinn last night. "One thousand acres have been planted, and S0O acres will be ground the coming season. They will commence grinding in December. There Is plenty ot water for the present acreage. There Iff nothing in the report that the water Is salt I draak from the well,, which is close by the seaand the w3ter was, slightly brackish. Railroads and wagon roads radiate In every direction. The Klhel plantation is a fine piece of property." 4 The W. W. Dimoad 4 Co, lid. have elected the following olBcers to serve for the essoins year: Directors president; Henry DimontL J, A Heineber, Belle Heixteberg. secretary; aad T. HT. Bohraaan. The Hoac4aIa Repahlicax will be, de- ered to aay-part of the city for7Sc peraKHithor ISpecqaartee. . - HOMULITS COUISG CHARTER. Kepublican's tion Meets with Gen eral Approval? MAM" FAV0U A 3 JHr. OPINIONS OF VARIOUS PEOPLE REGARDDLNG THE IMPORTANT MATTER. Some Favcr Delay in the City the Responsibility of a -Municipal Government. The editorial in last Friday morning's Republican, suggesting that a meeting of the citizens of Honolulu ba held, and that snch meeting appoint a committee of 30 to draft a charter for the governing of the municipality of Honolulu, such draft to be submitted to the coming Legislature of the Territory, created much Interest throughout the city. The consensus of opinion was that such a meeting could not bo called too quickly. The following interviews are of Interest as bearing on the subject: Hugh Mclntyre it Is a good Idea. . W. Hall If we have got to hava a municipal government, and I think: we have, I don't see any harm in a meeting of citizens being called, F. J. Lowrey I think it would be a good Idea. A municipal government has got to come. I understand" that there are some Individuals looking Into the charter matter now. It would be much better. In my judgment, to have the charter come from a citizen's committee than from individuals. F. J. Testa I haven't given the matter much thought Speaking offhand, however, I think It would bo a good thing. E. C. Macfarlane I have been looking for the Chamber of Commerce to take hold of this matter. It Is absolutely essential and important that we. should have a charter. I doubt the advisability of a mass meeting taking hold of this subject It would "be bettor accomplished by the Chamber of Commerce. I am a little surprised that boay hasn't done something before -: , , W. G. Ashley I think the meeting shouici be held as soon as possible and work on the charter at once' commenced. J. O. Carter My Idea is that we had better get the Territorial government to running smoothly before essaying; municipal government Dr. McGrew Do we need a city government her yet? I do not think we do. It will crowd us Into all the political squabbles vhlch will certainly follow the organ zatlon ot a municipality. We have had a little experience here lately in political excitement, which has, happilj died down temporarily. Municipal government will increase our taxation and make It as high as in the mainland citlea. There is no worse curse than a city government with poll-tics In it Wc have lived this long a row, and I prefer to live a little longer so, If possible. J. T. De Bolt If there is not going to be a special session of the Legislature I think It too early to agitate the drafting of a charter. There cannot, however, be any municipal government without a special or general act of the Legislature authorizing the same. OC course, the municipality, as now conducted, can be -continued until the meeting of the Legislature. Colonel McCarthy The aooner wc get a charter here the better it will be for the city. At the same time. I believe the meeting should be non-partisan in character and non-partisan fit the selection of its members. The coming Legislature will have much to do, and will not have the time to give that careful attention to the of a charter which the subject merits and which it should receive. By drafting a charter before the Legislature meets tne legislators will have something to study, and If there be any Incongruities In It they can be expunged, J. B. Athertoa I am not hankering after a municipal form of government. In my Judgment, It will double and I believe In postponing the evil day, as long as possible- C AL Cooke I am in favor of a municipal, government after wl have been running as a Territory for. say. two or three years. It would be a mistake to put Honolulu under a municipal government now. Another gentleman, who has long stood high In the cfiunsels of the local government, although he objected o having his name published, said? "This Is a matter about which I think we suoui.! make haste slowly. No body ot men or committee of cldzens could In a month or two begin at the bottom and formulate a municipal charter that would not tie us ap In a tangle In the end. Such a method of procedure wonlo, in my opinion, only cause ua uatold trouble aad result In political bickering that would do the Island no good." In my opinion, the proper way to do Is for the matter to be brought before the next Legislature, and. if necessary, to have that boay appoint a coatmtasion to consider and report upoa the future form of auaielpal saited to the coaditioas of the Hawaiian Islands. This miut aot be done hastily, aad it should be doae by the beat iatest of the s!aBd&. Whea the aommls&km and the Legislature hay done their work and gives a basl t ofprocedare. the matter eaa be turaed ever to the eieetors to carry r X I tS Z. . 9 jS?i3SSr . i &L L. 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