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' - e- -' --- s -if S$t; - w &' Vl I ?. Wi & THE HONOLULU REPUBLICAN. l-$ HONOLULU, H- Tl, THUBSDaY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1900. PRICE FIVE CENT ? VOLUirE I, NO. 78. is-? i tf rx FUME OF REBELLION SOUTH S PRE&D1NG Circulars Being Distributed Urging An Uprising. CHINESE ABOUT GAHTOH AROUSED. IF TROOPS ARE WITHDRAWN ALL FOREIGNERS MUST GO WITH them:. Torriblo Stones of Pillage "ztnd Looting- Perpetrated by the European Troops Americans Protected Property. NEW YORK, Sept. 5. A dispatch to the Herald trom Hongkong Bays. Influential natives state that the flame of rebellion has been fanned in the southern provinces and predict a tremendous conflagration within a month. Placards and panipnlets are being cuulatea n Canton and the province, iutlnikting that the allies are thoroughly route-l. i he feeling, against loreignera is bursting the bounds of olficial control. The majority of me mission stations in 'Kwang Tung nave been either destroyed on looted. Native Christians are terribly abused. Natives in ior eign emploj in Canton have been threatened and a systematic looting of the houses of English-speaking has taken place. Several reform parties, with their headquarters In Hongkong, who havo boon Supported by funds from rich Chinese in the interior and in America, havo hitherto refrained from aggressive action, bolleviug that the powers would effect the regeneration of the government. One powerful organization is distributing thousands of copies of a reform appeal in the British colonies. A memorandum has been signed by -00 names for presentation to the British minister, imploring the assistance of a reform government. It recommends establishing Nanking as the capital and tho selection of enlightened Chinese officials administer the government, with foreign advisers. Those people are disheartened at tho roportod Intontlon of the powers to withdraw from China. Different societies are combining to raise the standard of revolt and overthrow tho corrupt government. The practical cessation, of trade with the north has thrown thousands of Chinese in each port out of employment and they are ready to join tho rebels. French aggression at Swatow and Japanese aggression at Amoy intensify the hatred of the foreigners. The strike of coolies at Hongkong is ended. WITHDRAWAL OF TROOPS WOULD HAVE BAD EFFECT. BERLIN, Sept. 5. "It Is doubtful," wild a forolgu ofllco official, "whether the foreign ministers have yet received Instructions from their governments as to tho matter of withdrawing tho troops, which will meet with greater difficulties than that of withdrawing tho ministers, for If tho troops aro withdrawn all the foreigners must go, also, because the natives would murder them'and claim it as a triumphovertho powers, thus creating a bad Impression upon the Chinese. "In various countries the newspapers are exaggerating the situation. Thero is no question f disagreement yet for Russia's proposition is merely under dicusslon. It has neither been accepted nor rejected." ROBBERY AND PILLAGE IN WAKE OF ALLIED TROOPS. (Copyright by Associated rress. TAKU, Aug. 30, via Shanghai. Sept. 3. The Chinese in tho Pel Ho valley aro paying dearly for tho lolly of thetr government. Tho retribution they aro suffering exceeds the ordinary penalties of war. Along the river and the roads traveled by foreign troops between Tientsin and Peking an orgio of looting and destruction continues with much useless slaughter of unoffending Inhabitants. While the International forces were advancing, the commanders, notably the Japanese, American and British, enforced a fair degree cf protection for property not needed for military purposes. Tho conditions prevailing leivlittlo ground for the favorable comparison, of civilized warfare with Chinese methods. Robbery, ravishing and murder are so common that every responsible person one meets contributes stories from personal observation. Tho wall! city of Tung Chow was the only town, in the pathway of the internautul forces whoso people remained and attempted to continue business. During Its occupation the Chinese patroled the place efficiently, protecting tho people and preventing looting beyond the amount Inevitable wlta any array. General Chaffee stationed a guard around the historic temple outside the wall, forbidding his troops to enter. The commanders encouraged tho inhabitants to resume business, prom-is! Pg protection to all peaceful persons. When the armies advanced, however, the guards were removed only a small British and Anirlcv. garrison being left outside the wall. A correspondent of the Associated Press, returning from Peking, found Tung Chow stripped lika a cornfield after a plague of grasshoppers. Everything portable, of the smallest value, had been taken. Par-tics of soldiers of every nationality were roaming about unrestricied and presumably were doing much wanton destruction, in tho spirit of deviltry, smashing furniture and glassware and ' trampling books, and pictures v&isr foot. Most of the Chinese were submitting to all this In abject fear. The lew who dared to protest wers kicked abonL Several bodies lay in tho street, apparently those of non-combatants. The inhabitants, without food or clothing, were huddling In back yards In a pitiable condition. The villages to the southward are even worse despoiled. One week after Peking was taken the traveler to was seldom out of sight of burning houses. Fires are started daily, although the shelters will be much needed If the troops are to hold the country during the winter. The soldiers are having "fine sport" in using natives who creep back to their houses or attempt to work in the fields as targets. The sight of a farmer lying where he was shot, with a basket of grain or armful of other produce near by. is quite common. The Russians ire the chief actors in this style of conquest, but tho French are remarkably conspicuous, considering their small numbers. The Indian troops and the Japanese are participants only when beyond the ken of their officers. From the beginning the conduct of the Russians has been a blot on the campaign. The recital of notorious facts speak more forcibly than could any adjectives. When entering Peking correspondents of the Associated Press saw Cossacks smash down Chinese women with the butts of their guns and pound their heads until they were dead. The Cossacks would pick up children barely old enough to walk, hold them by the ankles and beat out thtir brains on the pavement. Russiaa outers Jookea on without protest. When General Chaffee was watering his horse at a stream under the wail of Tung Chow the Russians found .i feeble old man hidden in the mud, except his nose, and dragged him out by the queque, shouting gleefully. They impaled him on their bayonets. General Chaffee remarked: ' "That la not war; it is brutal murder," American officers at Taku, days after the fighting was finished, saw Russians bayonet children and throw old men into the river, clubbing them to death when they tried to swim. ThP Russians killed women who knelt before them and begged for mercy. Everybody was disposed to ba friendly toward the Russians in the early days of the fighting at Tientsin because of their bravery, but such incidents as the foregoing have been so prominent a feature of the campaign that no one who is suppajed to report important facts can Ignore them. They are so numerous as to compel the conclusion that they are not isolated episodes, but the ordinary practices of Russian methods of warfare. Empress Dowager's Faction , Still Against foreigners. Two of the Most Rabid Hanchu Nobles Appointed on Peace Commission. NEW YORK, Sept 5. A dispatch to the Tribune from London says: The Chinese minister here has communicated to the foreign offico an imperial edict, dated Tal Yuen Fu, appointing commissioners to negotiate terms of peace In association with LI Hung Chang. Grave dissatisfaction is felt at the names of the commisisoners. Earl LI has asked that Viceroys Liu Kua Yi, Chang Chin Tung and Princo Ching should be nominated. The coujt has ignored his suggestion for the nomination of the reform Yangtse viceroys and appointed instead Prince Ching, Yung Lu and Hsu Tung. The two last named are violent and reactionary Manchus. Little hope can be entertained of successful negotiations with a board thus constituted and it is hoped that the powers will decline to deal with tho two Manchu nobles. It is clear that the southern viceroys are to be prescribed and persecuted for declining to join In the recent anti-foreign movements, and unless pressure can be brought to bear in their favor by the powers their lives and liberty may be in danger. This revelation of the per-, slstent and foreign policy of the Chinese government makes the Russian proposal seem more than ever impolitic So far from being frightened into repentance, tho Empress Dowager and her faction are steadily engaged in carrying on the crusade against alien Influences. Some more striking measures may be required to produce tha requisite impression, whereas if tho troops should withdraw from Peking, Chinese Insolence and audacity will receive a fresh impetus and reform will be Indefinitely postponed. It Is possible that the replies of Austria and Italy to the Russian proposal may take the form of a statement of tho conditions under which those powers will be prepared to conclude peace with China, with reasons against withdrawing from Peking until the terms are arranged. ERSKINE M. PHELPS IS KEAI INTO 1UTI. CHICAGO, Sept. 5. Exskine M. Phelps, the millionaire and old-time democratic leader, who has been seriously ill for the past few days, suffer! a relapse early today and his condition is critical. The news of the death of Arthur Sewall, & life-long friend ot Mr. Phelps, was kept from the patient for some time. Mr. Sewall was recently a guest at the Phelps home, where hangs a large portrait of hia. Artillery for Philippine. WASHINGTON, Sept. S. So muck of general orders of August 1st last as directs light batteries C and St, Seventh artillery, fur duty In China hare been amended so as to direct those batteries to proceed iastead to tke Philippine for assignment to a station. Major George Greesougk, Seventh Artillery, has been ordered to accompany the batteries to tke PhUiaataa " - mi mmm mim ticket. B. B. Odell, Jr., of Orange, Nominated for Governor. 6QYEM0I ILAH NAM IN LINE. GREAT SPEECH BY SENATOR C. JC HTG WOODRUFF. Roosevelt Received a Big Ovation and Addressed the Convention The Administration Endorsed. SARATOGA. N. Y., Sept. 5. The State Republican convention today nominated: For governor, B. B. Odeil, Jr., of Orange; lieutenant governor, Timothy L. Woodruff of Kings; secretary of state, John T. McDonough of Albany; comptroller, William J. Morgan of Erie; state treasurer, John P. of Cayuga; attorney general, uonn C.Daviea of Oneida; state iiawara A. Bond of Jefferson. .Perhaps the most interesting feature or the convention was the fact that the speech nominating Benjamin B. Odell ior governor was made by former Governor Frank S. Black, who bad been outside the organization breastworks since Theodore Roosevelt defeated him two years ago when he desired a Senator Chauncey M. Depew presented the name of Timothy L. Woodruff tor lieutenant governor. He said: "Free Silver and free trade, assaults on the supreme courts, efforts to throw away the results of the war and a cowardly disposition to scuttle are threatening the strongholds of national faith, national credit and national power. Our fight is to hold the fort. "It is an inspiring commission to be general In the Republican army corps of the State of New York under such a general-in-chief as William McKinley. As commander-in-chief of the armies of the country he conducted a war upon sea1 and -land- which placed, us in the front rank of the martial nations. He precipitated suddenly as a world into the councils of nations, called upon to face first the problem of admission to the markets of the Orient, which were being divided among the great powers of Europe, and next to show that the United States would bend all resources for the vindication of its boner, when its minister and ambassador was beleaguered, the finest triumph of diplomacy of the nineteenth century won in the concession of the open door, the most picturesque campaign of history or romance is ended with the American flag flying over the imperial palace in Peking. "Not only the United States, but every civilized and country of the globe, is today giving unstinted admiration to the statesmanship, the generalship and the diplomacy of William McKlnley. "There Is nothing which Colonel Bryan can say in his claim for the exclusive ownership of the things taught in the Declaration of Independence that has not been more brilliantly said and actually done by Republican statesmen. But when Colonel Bryan went to Kentucky at the time, when under the infamous election law, the State was to be stolen by his friends from the officers who had been lawfully returned as elected by the Democratic returning board, and gave his sanction and the weight of his great authority as a Lvniocrat to the thieves, where then was his idea of consent of the governed?" A committee was appointed to invite Governor Roosevelt to address tne gathering. Ho was given an ovation as he mounted the platform. Mr. Roosevelt said: "If the people of this country declare in favor of Mr. Bryan and elect a Congress next fall, they have declared In favor of free silver, as well as of every doctrine enunciated in the Chicago platform of 1S96, and reiterated in the Kansas City platTorm of 1900. The man who directly or indirectly aids Mr. Bryan In this contest must understand that any vote cast except for the re-election of President McKlnley is a vote for free silver and for social disorder, a vote for the partial repudiation of our debts and for a complete upsetting of our financial and industrial systems. And upon all su:h men will rest forever afterwards the heavy responsibility of having plunged the business world into disaster, the laboring world Into misery, and of having tainted with dishonor the national name. "So much for what the success of our opponents would mean at home. Abroad, gentlemen, their success would mean that the nation was to cringe before the honorable task which It has sn honorably begun, and to bike down the Sag under which we are Introducing In the Philippines not only such order bet such liberty as has never been known In the Islands before, and to hand them. back to the unspeakable tyranny of a corrupt oligarchy. "There is no suck thing as militarism or imperialism at stake la the contest. These are names used only to frighten the foolish. It it la militarism to be in the Philippines tken it Is militarism to be In Hawaii and Alaska; If it Is militarism to pat down the Tags! banditti tken it is militarism to pat down an Apache oatbraak. Anti-imperialism is the name by wkkk tkey seek to disguise tkelr policy ot contraction. For mind yon, we nave already expanded and we are in the Philippines by the same moral rlgkt that we are in New Mexico and Idaho, Tke, nation aa not sougkt its new- ratpoiuikUitiat, bat I does not shrink from tkem. Tke task that now confronts ns is but as child's play compared to the task, that confronted the generation, that fought to a finish the great civil wax. It calls for but a fraction of this nation's giant strength, and we appeal to- every American Jealous of the country's goad name and proad beyond measare of the honor and renown of American to stand with us now and show In unmistakable terms that we are a nation of men and not a nation of weaklings, aand that we as little fear to face our duty in the far islands of ie eastern seas as to do our duty at home." Population of Salt Lake. WASHINGTON, Sept 5. The census bureau announces that the population of Salt Lake City, Utah, Is 53,531, as against 44.S43 in 1SS0. This Is an Increase of S.6SS, or 19.37 per cent. The population of Albany. N. Y., Is 94.151, as against 94,923 in 1890. This Is a decrease of 772, or .81 per cent. A CALIFORNIA CONTRACTOR. Edward P. Gray Comes-To Take Charge of Harbor Work- Among the arrivals on the Mariposa yesterday was Edward P. Gray of the California Construction Company. His mission here is explained by a San Francisco newspaper of September 4, which says: "Edward P. Gray of the California Construction Company leaves tomorrow for the Hawaiian is lands. Mr. Gray will stay in the islands until the work on the harbor at Honolulu Is completed. He will relieve Andrew McNally, who has been in charge of the work for the past several months. When the work is completed Mr. Gray will go South and rush the work on the San Pedro har bor." IS FAMILIAR WITH CONDITIONS IN CIIN1. FORMER BRITISH CONSUL-GENERAL PRAISES HAY'S POSITION. Many Things That Must be,' Explained to the World About the Recent Uprising-. NEW YORK, Sept 5. George. formerly consul-general of her Britannic majesty at Shangnai, is pawing through New York on his way to China by way of Vancouver. Mr. othe best known authorities on Chinese affairs and has made a study of the finances of the empire. He is one of the founders and an honorary secretary of the China league, an organization recently formed in London for the purpose of supplementing the work of the China association by educating the public mind of the United Kingdom in regard to the magnitude work of tho league, Mr. Jamieson said: "Its purposes are similar to those of your American Asiatic association, with which I hope it may establish close and friendly relations. Lika those here who know anything about this subject, we are impressed with tho importance of China as an open markPt for our manufactures and with the immense possibilities which that country possess as a legitimate field for business enterprises. We tnink we have Lsome reason to take exception to the lack of a definite line of policy on tho part of our government in its dealings with China, but we recognize the fact that the absence of a strong, popular sentiment on the subject may be held to excuse much of the hesitancy which has been apparent in English diplomatic action. "Mr. Hay very properly insisted, it his communications to foreign governments a year ago, that a reform of the administrative system of China was absolutely bound up with the preservation of the integrity of the empire. But there can be no such reform under the rule of the Empress Dowager and her corrupt ring ot advisers. If the Russian proposal means anything it means a return to the statu quo ante to the of the commercial and other interests dependent upon the possession of the open door in China. Speaking of tho state of things under which the Boxer movement was promoted and encouraged and the life of every foreigner in China was placed in jeopardy. There are a great many things yet to oe explained in regard to recent events in China, but this much is certain, that had the Empress Dowager and her satellites been allowed their own way the whole country would have been in a flame of anti-foreign insurrection today and the fiction that the powers are not at war with China would have to be abandoned. "It is true that we must have some kind of responsible government with which to make terms for the settlement of thefuture of China and of the status of all our foreign Interests there. There is no such government in China at the present moment because the Emperor, if he be still alive, is under duress and the Empress Dowager can answer for nothing except tke perpetuation of the blind and Ignorant hatred of the foreigner which she and her advisors cherish in, common. It may be to the Interest of Russia and LI Hung Chang to make easy the restoration of the authority of the Empress Dowager, but it Is certainly not In the interest of any power that wants to see China preserved from dismemberment and launched on a career of peaceful progress and prosperity. Expenses of Rew. Mr. Cory. Secretary Coleman of the Y. M. C. A. has made hmJf responsible for the expense of Ber. A. E. Cory, who '.vent to Manila in the Logn Yesterday. Contributions on the part of those interested in the work will be very thankfully received at the offics of the T. M. Cx A. at Hotel and Alakea streets. The work upoowaich Mr. Cory baa entered is regarded as of the utmost GROWTK Of MR! IN THIUOMMONin. The Order Has Almost Outgrown The Present Fine Temple. TALK OF A URfiEfl BUILDING. DISCUSSING ADVTSABILI'iX OF ESTABLISHING THE GRAND LODGE OF MASONS. Existing Lodges Balong to Three Different Jurisdictions Visitation Will Add Great Impetus. There is the greatest possible awakening in Masonry in Honolulu, and, tor that matter, throughout the Terrltoiy. It is here, however, that the ancient craft has been having its greatest growth. The three Blue lodges have work nearly every meeting night and though the handsome temple at Hotel and Alakea streets has been built only seven or eight years, It Is already toa small for the uses of the order. In this connection it might be stated that the erection of a larger temple is being discussed amongst the members of the craft. Indeed, the project is likely to take shape and definite form early in the approaching year. What is true of the phenomenal .crease in the membership of the Blue lodges Is equally true of the higher the chapter, commandery and the various lodges of the Scottish Rite. There are now three lodges of Master Masters, one chapter of the Royal Arch and one commandery, Knights The Scottish Rite has the Lodge of Perfection, Councils of Princes of Jerusalem, Chapters of Rose Croix and consisting of Sublime Princes of the Royal Secret To provide meeting nights for all these bodies rather crowds the capacity of the present temple. The higher degrees, too, require more room than do the Blue lodges, because the work is more elaborate. Then, too, the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine will organize a temple hero in February or early in March, as stated in The Republican yesterday. This "Ancient Arabic Order" is not a regular Masonic body, but its membership is composed strictly of Masons who have reached the 32d degree, A. A. S. Rite (ISth. degree in England), or Knights Templars in good standing. These Nobles will also have to be housed, too, and as Islam temple of San Francisco will make a pilgrimage hither next month they will arouse,an interest in the Shriners that will be largely augmented when the Imperial Potentate will make his official visitation here In February or March to establish Aloha temple, accompanied by the Imperial officers for the United States and an escort of several hundred Nobles. The present temple Is a beautiful ana substantial building, one of the beat constructed blocks in Honolulu. It was admirably adapted to the uses of Masonry 'way back in 1893, and was then one of the finest structures in th cicy. Unfortunately, the builders .lid not project their minds far enough into the future or had no idea that Honolulu would ever have the growth of Americans and Europeans It Is now enjoying. The craft has nearly outgrown Its home. Another matter that Is agitating the Masonic brotherhood, as Individuals, is the establishment of a Grand loage of Masons for Hawaii. At present all is "confusion worse confounded" in that respect One Blue lodge is working under dispensation from Scotland, another from'the Grand Lodge of France and the other owes its allegiance to the Grand Lodge of California. Representation at the sessions of these Grand lodges so widely scattered is not always practical and always expensive. There Is, it Is argued by old and studious Masons, no occasion for these foreign and far-distant alliances. They think that the Grand Lodge of Masons for Hawaii ought to be established. They regard It as feasible and argue that the Important matter should be taken up soon and acted upon, to the end that the Grand lodge might be contemporaneous with the establishment of the Territory. The present great Interest in Masonry and Masonic literature is only a reflex of the stupendous growth of the order on the Pacific coast and will undoubtedly receive additional impetus from the coming visitations of the Shriners. The Laysan Island Case. The case of Captain Spencer was taken up before Judge Wilcox yesterday afternoon. Thus far three witnesses for the prosecution have been examined. It seems impossible to get any admission of fault on their part out of the Japanese. 'Some weapons resembling Japanese swords were In evidence in court yes terday. The witnesses testified that these weapons were used by the Japs to kill fish with. They are made of hoop Iron and only one seems to have been sharpened. The case will go on again this afternoon. The principal witness for the prosecution will be ex-Captain Spillner, the luna at Laysan, formerly of the mounted patrol. OBLIVIOUS OT SANGER. Foreign Residents of Peking Sid Mot Jtxpect An Uprising-. BOSTON, Sept 5. Tke Rev. F. E. Clark, D. D president of the United Society of Christian Endeavor, has reached Boston oa tke steamer after an eventful Journey aroead tke world. His purpose la making (be journey was to attend tke national Christtaa Endeavor convention is Ja pan., China, France, Spain and Germany, whicb were all very successful, and also the great world's convention m London, which was attended by more than 30,OO people. Dr. Clark left North China only a week before the trouble broke out and barely escaped being shut up in Peking with the other foreigners- He declares that the foreigners were living In utwr oblivion o" the coming disasters. Every one, ot course, knw that th Boxers were mustering and thought that the disturbance might mean the overthrow of the present dynasty, bat no one In the legations or among the merchants or missionaries conceived that foreigners would suffer severely. much less that the legations would be besieged. Dr. Clark spoke in the highest terms of Mr. Conger, the American minister, as a man of great ability, courtesy and common sense. Mr. Clark returned home by way of the Traasiberian railway and the Amur river, being one of the first travelers :c cross Siberia by the all-steam route, which was only opened on the 15th of May last. She Used a Whip. Kaame. Kalikoua (w) and Naatna were arrested last evening for affray. Kaame i a South Sea Islander and he went to the house of the couple at and drank with them all the afternoon. A quarrel began in which the woman used a buggy whip on Kaame and her husband used his fists. Kaame used nis hands to the best advantage and all three of the participants In the affray bore evidences of having seen times of trouble. Estate of Ixuilikea. Inventory of the estate of Kailikea, an incompetent, has been filed. The estate is valued at $S2T. Captain Bowers' Good Find Captain ilowers and It W. Condon of the men-limits' patrol a man giving the name of Callahan last night as he was about to enter his lodjjiuirs. About midnight Mr. Condon'- suspicions v,ro uruused by the movements of Callahan, who was to dispose of a watori in Shim Kee's restaurant near Liliha street but failed. He was "shadowed" by Condon to the place where he was arrested by Captain Bowers. Callahan in the meantime had sold the watch, which was numbered 1192179. When searched at the police station he had seven rings, a gold collar button and about $11 in his possession. Captain Bowers thinks his nrnu is responsible for the disappearance of jewelry from Dietz's store. More New Plague Cases in Glasgow. Doctors Have Been Inocculated, Although Authorities Are Confident of Suppressing It. GLASGOW. Sept 3. The bubonic plague is rapidly spreading. The black death has reached Govana, across I lie Clyde. One boy died there today and three more cases are reported in Glasgow this morning. All doctors and nurses have been vaccinated with anti-plague serum. There Is no general alarm as yet and the authorities are confident of suppressing the outbreak. VIENNA, Sept S.-On account of the breaking out of the bubonic plague at Glasgow the Austro-Hungarian government has ordered a medical examination of all ships arriving from English ports. NEW YORK, Sept 3. Health Officer Doty, who boarded the City of Rome from Glasgow today, found no traces of bubonic plague. Dr. Doty said: "We found no sickness on board and I am satisfied that no one on the ship is infected. The ship's passenger ll3t Is made up almost exclusively of Americans who have been traveling In Europe for the past month or two." BERLIN, Sept 3. The presence the bubonic plague at Glasgow Is commented upon here Indignantly, as going to show criminal negligence on the part of the British authorities. STEAMER CALIFORNIA IS SIFE AT MANILA. -J- MANILA, Sept. 3. The Unit- ed States transport Californlan arrived here safely this 4- ing. She was delayed sixteen days at Guam with a broken 4- propeller. - in Earn Case. A remittitur has been entered by Court Clerk Henry Smith iu the case of the Territory of Hawaii vs. La Kam, the supreme court having granted the defendant a new trial on the extraordinary and guilt-invoking charge of Judge Perry, now of the supreme court. The remarkable charge was published In yesterday's Republican. CARRIED AWAY PHOTOS OF HONOLULU BELLES. A dastardly deed was the destruction of the showcases in front of J. J. Williams' art gallery on Fort street, on Tuesday night Not. only were tha cases demolished, but many valuable pictures were carried away, and several porcelain ones broken. Only four pictures were left untouched, aside from the carrying away of the pictures, all of which, were of leading people of the city and of scenes of th island, and quite valuable. Indeed, the loss will reach 300 or $400. There is reason, to believe that some uf the toldiers oil the transport Logan committed the offense. The pictures of Honolulu's society belles will probably grace tents in Manila. UHCLE SAM HAS A SAT AS TO CHAMMEL M. Simply Loaned the Ground It Is Built Upon. MAY RECIYEB IT ON QUE NOTICE. CAPT. XERRY, LOCAL NAVAL OFFICER. SPEAKS FREELY ON THE SUBJECT. , Hope Expressed It Will Ba Continued for Quarantine Uses Federal and Territorial Relations. In the so-called governor's council, or "executive council," the Channel wharf has been the source of considerable thought and discussion. It has been a source of annoyance, both to the Territory, which claims to own it, and to the Chamber of Commerce, which built it and has not up to date been able to get from the Territorial treasury the money it expended upon it Only yesterday the council determined to condemn a right of way for a road to this wharf, over lands of tho Bishop estate, which, in the judgment of the Territorial officers, "wanted tho earth" and a lever to move It for the land needed. The council has repeatedly had offers for private use for portions of this wharf and plans to make it remunerative hasieen frequently suggested. Now comes the navy department of the United States and contests tho ownership of the ground on which the wharf stands. This department claims that the land on which Channel wharf was built was simply loaned to the Republic of Hawaii for quarantine purposes and does not belong to tho Territory of Hawaii at all. It Is confidently asserted that there Is In existence a contract to that effect. It la well known, too, that there has been quite a deal of correspondence between the navy department at Wosa-Ington and United States officials located in Honolulu, while the status and future of the wharf was under discussion In tho executive council, tho board of health and the newspapers. "My opinion is," said Captain Merry, naval officer at this port "that the use of the wharf 3hou!d not be alienated from its original uses. Haw-ail has passed through two epidemics cholera and the plague and no one can say when there may be a recurrence of onQ or the other of these calamities. "On government land? Oh. yes, the wharf is built on United States land. It is only loaned to Hawaii. There is an agreement between the naval department and the Republic of Hawaii that on forty-five days' notice given by tho navy department the wharf should be removed. "There is also an understanding," continued the captain, "that the wharf may, at any time, be taken possession of by tho United States for naval or arnjy purposes, should an emergency arise. "These are facts well known and I am surprised that there should be any ignorance on the subject The quarantine officers are, naturally, very anxious that the wharf should be kept for the purposes for which it was Intended.." All this does not Imply that the government will avail Itself of its rights In the premises nor that it will interfere with anything the Territory may see fit to do with the wharf. It Indicates, however, that the navy department by no means Intends to relinquish any of its rights to the land on which tne wharf is built nor to any of tho privileges It may have on tho wharf Itself. These are facts that should not be overlooked by the Territorial officials. In this connection it may not be out of place to say that It Is an open secret on Federal Row that soon after the Territory had Its little conflict with Judge Estee, letters of Inquiry wro sent to the attorney general and others at Washington aa to the rights of the United States officials in the uso of public lands and buildings In Hawaii; that answers to those letters have been received and that Judge Estee's attitude and acts have been confirmed. The Instructions from Washington are-to the effect that the United States has primary and exclusive jurisdiction over all public lands, buildings and property and will enter upon, take and occupy any or all of any such public lands or demesne as the uses of the federal government may demand. It Is known that Attorney General Dole h&3 submitted an almost similar inquiry to the attorney general of the United States and the answer he will receive will probably forever settle this somewhat vexed question. EM2HA J. BRAND DIVORCED. Holding a Young" 34an's Hand and Other Indiscretions. A Honolulu marriage has been dissolved in the superior court for the city and county of San Francisco. A San Francisco paper of August 31 saya: "Emma J. Brand was granted a divorce yesterday by Judge Belcher from Harry Brand on the ground of extreme cruelty. Jlra. Brand testified a3 to her marriage to the defendant In Honolulu and her subsequent suffering when he accused her of holding a young man's hand and other similar indiscretions. The plaintiff was allowed to resume her maiden name." Kerr & Co. Sue J". S. Walker. L. B. Kerr & Company. Ltd., has brought suit against J. S. Walker and Blanche C. Walker to recover $ KX) with interest and costs on a promissory note alleged to bave been, given by the defendants to plaintiff. The- note was executed on June 7, 1900, and made payable ninety days after date. ' T. . . ,Ji JS.- -J. " J. IaWo & , ,i LJk fcl&i&S&iSk mrj&z&; tSSi i,g -. " -JS ,it ,. - . j .