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Manager GanipDell OI J
Puna Meets Serious
Itoms oflnterest from the Rainy City
.Organization of Militia.
- - Latest
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
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.
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-
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.
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.
Believed That He Wont
"be the National
Thurston Acted Like Politics Bored
Him hut the
dent Says Thurston
' is Canny.
Staff Correspondce of The Republican.
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.
Inspector Flint Will Act as Soon as
the Superintendent Numbers
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
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"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
"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."
Tho Massive Structure "Which will
Add Beauty to Honolulu's
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
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. -
Powers Likely To Act
In Concert In
American Business Methods Very-
Popular In Both
China and
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.
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
"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
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
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
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
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.
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
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."
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. . -
tion Meets with Gen
eral Approval?
Some Favcr Delay in the City
the Responsibility
of a -Municipal
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
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
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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
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
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