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aV $ , i " T ::v k(YO .T TUT? HONOLUIOJ REPUBLICAN FOLTJME II. XO. 1C9 HONOLULU, H, TL, TTJESDIy. DECEMBER 25, 1900 PRICE FIVE CENTS HELD FOR THE TIME IS RtpiSB Porto Ricans Not Allowed a Minute On Shore. ARRIVED EARLY SUNDAY MORNING STEAMER LEHUA BROUGHT UP ALONGSIDE RIO FOR QUICK EMBARKMENT. Plantation Laborers Hurried Off to Spreckelsville Large Number Deserted In California Few Complaint! From Thoie Who Came. The party of Porto Rican laborers on board the steamer Rio de Janeiro arrived In port early Sundar morning and in an hour and a half without a single one of them being allowed to set foot on shore tney were hurried off to the Spreckelsville plantation on the Island of Maui hy the steamer which came up alongside for the purpose. The Inspectors were through long before the time of -the Lehua's leaving but none of the laborers were permitted on shore. At, least they were led to so understand and being a timid lot they could not be induced to assert their rights The Inhumanity of this phase of their treatment amounts- to the same things as a onei imprisonment at tHls end of the line for If they were not forcibly detained that was the effect. A reporter of The Republican was nt the wharf two hours before the Rio tied up and waited his time patiently It was 7:30 when the big vessel pulled In. Her load of human freight had been dismlnlshed perceptibly. Of the 114 who started originally only twenty-five men and eleven women and eighteen children arrived here. The others were Induced to desert by the Spanish people of San Francisco. While, the dark faces of the 'Southern laboring men looked badly enough they far better than the public has been led through press reports to expect One of the most noticeable things was.thelr tendency to peace and quiet there not being a sign or semblance of quarreling among them. But they are a small, weak and sickly lot from n physical point of view and Jt does not seem possibio that they can rtaud tho vigors" of daily toil In the cane fields such as they will certainly have to bear it tho past treatment ft other races of plantation laborers Is in the smallest sense a criterion. In the party was one decrepit man of uhose days of usefulness have been wasted and worn away in vears,of toil In Uie island of his nativity. Among the members of the whole pnriv were the outward signs of negro blood and some Spanish or Indian. A generally all around mixture. Their language is a fairly good grade of Span ish and their lack of profanity was quite surprising in their ordinary speech Taker, altogether they are pronounced as intelligent and peaceful as could be oxpected from the place. The reporter speaks the Spanish language fluently, and. by evading the watchfulness or the cuards obtained th full storv of tho trip from the day of the first embarkment from the West Indian home. In the first place the Porto Ricans assert that the so.tcitor of the Hawaiian Planters' Association, who could sieak some Spanish, told them thst they would oe paid $20 per.iuonth each in gold, together wuh food, clothing. houses and medicines. The one point thev woro the most emphatic about was that their pay was to be in gold. Thev came readily enough and give as the reason that it was their desire an . purpose to better their conditions. Right from tho start, after for New Orleans, they were to rough treatmenL They claim that they wore used as badly as beasts until that port was reached 1 After that thev fared better and the Porto Ricans do not fail to state It to be their bollcf that it was because thev were under, the Stars and Stripes. Thev got three meals a day and every thlng was ively until sSanderson. loxas. was reached wncn the coaches were sidetracked and under the vigilance of an armed guard many dreary hours vvjre whlled away in tho greatest misery. Again, on the trip the men who by the way had been promised n liberal supply of new clothlug were compelled to lay aside their native garb and don onlv the meager apparel of a shirt and pair of overalls. At lndio. California, they were again sidetracked, but at lxs Angeles they had a little liberty for a brief time. Arriving at the Oakland mole the Porto Ricans were rushed aboard the steamer Caroline and taken to tho Rio which was waiting for them off Black Point. The customs house authorities and a squad from the revenue cutter Manning were present on tho "Caroline to see that none of the laborers were forced aboard tho big steamer against their will. But before leaving the Spanish colonists of the Golden Gate metropolis made it appear to some of the Porto Ricans that thev were coming to a slave country with the result as stated. The deserters have been left to the mercy of the charitable folk of California and how they will eke out their future existence Is a problem. Tho voyage on the Rio Is not regarded as being particularly bad In the matter of human treatment but they complained bitterly at the wharf because they were not allowed to come ashore and take a run aoout the city on Sunday and to have the opportunity contradiction to a certain claim the Porto Ricans make, namely, that they will boldly assert their rights on the plantation anu if the luaa does not treat them well they will leave the work In a body. In the party Is a sort of foreman whom all obey, but who does not speak a word of English. The Immigrants were very anxious to get Into the can efi elds at the earliest moment and begin earning what to them will be big wages. It is claimed however by those professing to know that the wages will soon be reduced to $14 and 118 per month and a charge made of 5 cents per pound for. beans rice and potatoes. The men claim to have signed no contracts but to have received assur ances of free fare with no hold out for the same on future wages. Two hundred more Porto Ricans were about ready to start for Hawaii when these left and are probably already ob the way according to the statements made by those that arrived Sunday. WAILUKU NEWS NOTES. Important Happenings at the Metropo lis of Maui. Magistrate G. B. Robertson has tend ered his resignation to take effect January 1. He will devote his entire time to the publication oi the Maul News' and to his other private business. The school children of the Wailuku Union school were given a picnic last Friday by their teachers, Mrs. W. A. McKay and Misses Margaret N'ape and Rowena Richardson. A. X. Kepoikai gave a dinner to a number of his friends December l7. The occasion was his 39th birtudav. Arabng the guests were Messrs. E. Hoffmann. W. T. Robinson. T. B. Ly ons, George H. Cummings and Jas. N K. Keola. David Center, the assistant manager of the Spreckelsville plantation is recovering from a severe attack of malarial fever. Christmas services will be held by Rev. Wm Ault at the Wailuku Anglican church. The choir has prepared a fine musical program. Last Sunday evening the members of the Women's Guild gave a delightful social at the home of Miss Hons. Great excitement was caused a week ago by the supposed disappearance of a Portuguese woman. Organized searching parties scoured the surrounding country. The last woman returned from Honolulu last Wednesday. She had been doing Christmas shopping in the city. The now military company known as Company I. First Regiment N. G. H was organized last week by Major J. W. Pratt. The company consists of members. The officers are Captain. J. N. K. Keola: aht, W R. Boote: Second Lieutenant, Geo. H Cummings. PRETTY HAWAIIAN SONGS. Unwritten Airs Arranged and Com- piled in the Aloha Collection. One of the prettiest imaginable Christmas presents and most typical of the country was given to The Re publican by c. A. K. HopKlns. it is a copy of the Aloha Collection of Hawaiian songs of which Mr. Hopkins is the compiler and publisher. This choice collection has been sought for eagerly by leading musicians throughout America and abroad. The soul stirring sweetness and melody contained in the notes of these prettv airs has made Hawaii famous and it is one of the commonest re marks of visitors, many of whom are of a musical turn, that there is more genuine music in the souls of Hawaii- ans than any other people on earth. The numerous native airs for many years were of an unwritten variety and there was an extraordinary demand for them. The songs, of course, are all In the Hawaiian language and in few if anv Instances have they been translated with rhvme effects. The compiler proposes to supply this need and will soon secure the services of a well-known verse maker to put on the finishing touches. The first song in the book is by ex-Queen Llliuokalani, the famous "Aloha Oe." Then comes "Ua Like No A Like." arranged by Captain Berger. Notable among the others are Serenade. Forget Me Not. Maul, Lei Poni Moi. He Lei No Kaiulani, Nuuanu Walpuna. Wai o Punalau, Sweet Lei Lehua. Waiplo, MaunawIII. and the Toml Toml two-step. Parsonage Has Been Purchased. The members of the Central Union church who nave been strongly advocating the purchase of a parsonage, have secured a most desirable piece of property In the new mansion and crounds of W George Ashley on Thurston avenue. The lot consists of something over a half acre of land. The house Is of late design, and strictly modern in all Us arrangements, and It Is the opinion of those Interested that It will afford an Ideal parsonage The purchase price was S 17.000. Th premises are now at the disposal of Rev. Kincald, the pastor. Republican Observes Holiday. There will be no Issue of The Republican to-morrow, in order that of the paper may observe the Christmas holiday. Alexander Young Off To The Coast. Alexander Young leaves for the Coast In the Citr of Peking. Tha Rio brought news of the death of the architect of-Mr. Young's building and this is what takes him to the coast. T. W. Percy. thL dead archltecL was one of the best known In his profession in California. Mrs. Ytm Chun Sal's Trouble. Whether YIm Chun Sal. tie Chinese woman whose attempted landing upon these shores furnishing material for an interesting and technical leral bat. of making purchases of tobacco and tie, will be granted the much desired other things that they craved. They permission to dwell on the Island of were supplied with tobacco but not oanu, is sun in doubL The habeas the kind thev wanted. The reporter asked the Porto Ricans with whom he talked why they did not stand np for their Tights Jby demanding that they be allowed to come ashore, but they Tvere a most timid lot and would not dare raise a hand toward securing a moment's liberty. This apparent tendency is in direct ling. corpus case came up before the United States District Court yesterday. The petitioner was present with,a number of witnesses aad attorneysand after consultation Judge Esteereferred tho case to Commissioner W. J. Robinson to take testimony. The matter, wjll be taken np again Wednesday morn- URITID STAHS MUST C0M1CWII Senate Unwilling for England to Share in It AMENDS TREATY CARNEGIE .TELLS OF BLAINE'S CONVERSATION WITH CHAMBERLAIN. Great American Said the Time Had Come When the United States "Expected" Instead of "Venturing to Hope" English Press Views. NEW YORK. .Nov. 15. The Tribune publishes a letter -from Andrew Carnegie favoring an isthmian canal, but opposing any treaty with England upon the subject. Mr. Carnegie says: "Much has been said about the Clay-ton-Bulwer treaty, as if treaties were cternaL It is the common practice to denounce treaties when conditions change. Mr. Blaine held the only true position. While he was with me in London there was adinner, with some of the leading statesmen of Britain present, among them Mr. Chamberlain. The conversation, turned upon Blaine's uisagreements with England on the Clayton-Bulwer treaty. I shall try,,to give you.the gist'ofrtheir conversation. ivmi" hnvp horni friendly to England?' " 'I don't see why you should sayjso; I have always been friendlyVith England.' " 'You did. not show it in the correspondence about 'the Clayton-Bulwer treaty.' 'Well, when' I read the correspondence between the two countries I founa her majesty was always telling the president what she expected, and the president was telling her what he ventured to hope. When I replied I told her majesty what the president expected.' An, you admit, tnen. tnat you changedthe character of the correr spondence?' -JT-'y? '" thanth&, conditions had changed.' Mr. Blaine replied. When the Clayton-Bulwer treaty was negotiated we were a small, weak country and expected to borrow the money to build the canal from you; now we don't ask for your money, and we have grown greater in population than Great Britain. Gentlemen, the republic is past the stage of venturing to hope when any other nation tells us what it expects. But if her majesty ever ventures to hope, we shall not fail to be as courteous and venture to hope in return.' '"It is unsafe for the United States to allow the slightest participation or the shadow of formation of a claim to participation in anything pertaining to this continent: far better no canal than one under the treaty. But there will be a canal. Britain needs only to see that we are in earnest and resolved that It shall be American and nothing else." SENATE BALKS ON JOINT CONTROL OF THE CANAL WASHINGTON, Deo. 14. The Sen ate committee on foreign relations to-ay held a special meeting and to recommend further amendments of the treaty. The action of the committee was taken after a prolonged conference of senators especially Interested In the treaty. The Republican members announced that they were prepared to.amend uie treaty on the lines o. the Foraker suggestion; that they considered this amendment compre hensive enough to meet all demands, and that they would do no more. The Foraker amendment was accordlnglv agreed to. The Importance of the treaty relating to pending legislation was considered and a decision was arrived at to press the agreement to a vote if possible. It was also decided that It would be difficult to get It through without sti.. further amendment and the Foraker amendment was suggested as meeting all objections, ihe president and Secretary Hay were also consulted with reference to the advisability of further amending the treaty, by Senators Lodge and Foraker, who called upon them before com-inc to the capitol today. When the Senate went into executive session Senator Lodge reported the amendments agreed upon in committee. There were two. The first of these inserts the words "which is superseded" after the words "Clayton-Bulwer treaty" in the first para- Kraph of article 2 of the treaty, making that paragraph read as follows: "The high contracting parties, de siring to preserve and maintain the general principle of neutralization established in article S of the Clayton-Bulwer convention, which is hereby superseded, adopt as the basis of such neutralization the following rules, substantially as involved in the convention between Great Britain and certain other powers signed .at Constantinople October 29. x4$, for the free navigation of the Suez maritime canaL" The second of these amendments strikes out article 3 of the treaty, reading: "The high contracting parties will imroedratelv upon the exchange of the ratifications of this convention bring it to the notice of the other powers and invite them to adhere to iL" It was stated that the committee had been unanimous in the action with the exceptioajbf Senator Monev who opposes anyctio except the absolute and unconditional abrogation of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty- TSat result is accomplisned by the amendment reported today, but the -. .ii slppi senator would have this done through other means than the treaty. WIAT TIE IRiTlSI PRESS SAYS AUfT IT LONDON, Dec 14. The adoption by the United States Senate of the Davis amendment to the treaty yesterday Is evidently regarded as far too weighty a matter for hurried comment by the'London morning journals. According to the Tiaes and some of the other papers, they will postpone until tomorrow their editorial treatment of the question in its present phase. The Daily Chronicle, however, publishes a short noHc in which it says: The news is very serious, indeed. It jaeasa, is a word, that the jingoes and Anglophobes of the United States Senate have triumphed and that we are back again today where we were at the time of the Venezuelan imbroglio and President Cleveland's insolent, provocative sneeh' The hotter jJeeUng manifested duriag Aiuttricau war nas urea snaxen bv pro-Boer sympathizer. If is" not now swamped by The Americans intend to fortify- the canal in spite of the treaty to the contrary. We cannot possibly staad by and allow the Clayton-Bulwer treaty to be thus imperiously set astile. Tne good relations between tae two countries must of necessity be gravely menaced. This is the outcome of Mr. McKInley's re-election. Worse could hardly have happened if Mr. Bryan "had been re turned." The Standard observes:- "It is more of a rebuff for President McKinley's executive than for Great Britain. England cannot possibly accept, the treatv thus amended, and it would be insulting to the people and government pf the United States to assume that they would either de nounce the ? Clayton-Bulwer treaty wiuiuui uuttpug.axi eqimauie equivalent or contemplate the gross illegality of disregarding iL" The Morning Post, after contending that England in negotiating the Clayton-Bulwer treatv, was acting virtually as the representative of all the maritime powers of the world, says: "Should the united States denounce the treatv there is no means known to international law of upholding iL It will be open to Great Britain alone or in conjunction with -other maritime states to consider whether another canal, not under, the control "of the United States, mav oe worth the making. In this matter British interests are Identical with the Interests of all the maritime rowers save .the United States." ' l SUNBAY AIM " . AT THE ORPKEUM Those Attending Listened to Some of the Best Music Ever Heard in Honolulu Success Not Assured. Whether or not Sunday evening concerts at the Orpheum can be made a success is a doubtful question. Not that last Sunuay night's concert failed in any way to come up to what was promised but because it is doubtful if the people that is the music loving and middle class people can be induced to attend them. Sunday night's audience was a good one in the main, uut there were a lot of boys and young rounders present who had no more appreciation of such music as was rend ered, than would so many Hotentots. Between parts one and two they went stringing out of the theatre like a lot of old thirsties, between acts, and a considerable portion of them began leaving just as the orchestra struck up the closing selection of the program, much to the disgust of those who were taere to hear good music Those who attended for the purpose of hearing good music were not dis appointed Intact they were regaled with what was undoubtedly the be3t concert given in this city. The selections were such as to test the ability of an orchestra and they were rendered so well that one wondered how an orchestra of twelve pieces could be gotten together In this little city to render such grand music as capably as it was rendered at the Orpheum Sundav night. Mozart's "Gloria" was given with a zes. ttiat showed the au dience that something above the ordinary could be expected in the rendition of Rossini's "Semiramldei" And Semiramide is a selection to test the ability of an orchestra, with its wild intermingling of Gypsy and Egyptian airs. Paul Egry's playing in the selection from II Trovatore was quite above even what was expected of His playing was like an inspiration and the most blase listener could not but catch the enthusiasm of the player and be thrilled such ren dering of Verdi's exquisite music. Miss Le Claire has never sung before in this city as she did Sunday ntgnt. wane ner rendition of "Ave Maria" was a little cold, she more than made amends by her singing of "The Holy City," simply taking her house by storm. It was grand, it was song In all that the word can convey. Again did she sing as she has not sung before In many a day In the sextette selection from "Lucia de Lammermoor." Mrs. Cohen with her rich contralto also came in for fully as generous praise as Miss Le Claire in the sextette, while Roihwell. Kurkamp, Melvin and Adams did equally well. It was such music as Addison wrote of when he said "Music heavenly thoughts in spire, it wakes the soul and lifts it high and fits It to bespeak the Deity." If the loungers can be kept out such-concerts as that of last Sunday night would verv soon attract all the music lovers of the city regardless of prejudices against Sunday night concerts. Appreciates His Christmas Gift. Charley Peterson wisaes to thank his many friends througn the colun.ns of The Republican for the Christmas box presented to him by the merchants and the people of the cltjr goes efforts vare appreciated by the merchants aad the public of the city goes without saying; and they Till hope that Charlie will remain to report Incoming vessels and the weatuer for many years to come. LOCli TRUSTS ROOT TO UEJVR IRD DIE Combination Against Drummers Hauls In Its Horns. PROMISE TO FOEML AIJMNEY RESOLUTIONS TO CONTROL TRADE OF DIFFERENT SORTS TO BE WITHDRAWN. Plumbers' Organizations In a Hurry to Succumb Mere Threat of Prosecution and Infliction of Publicity Bring Quick Results. Several of the local trusts have announced that they are about to die. The most prominent of these is tha combination of local jobbers against drummers from the mainland which several weeks ago practically gasped its last breath and which became a fruitful topic for denials when thla paper published a bit1 of news that was a key to the whole situation, namely, that the combination had collapsed of s own weight. The immediate cause of the present announcement comes in quick time, af ter the arrival ot instructions from Washington to the local legal representative. Colonel J. C. Baird, and it further shows that the infliction of publicity many times Is more than a trust can stand. The commercial travelers, the real advance agents of prosperity, who have been making these sunny shores, but who have been the recipients of a deciaedly frosty reception at the hands of the local wholesalers and jobbers will hereafter be extended the glad hand of cordial welcome. In fact the drummers will not only be welcomed openly instead of secretly, but will be placed on the same footing as the jobber's agents who heretofore have had a monopoly of the trade in the Hawaiian' Islands. Yet if the jovial and jolly salesman for the mainland houses are not greeted by sound of brass bands or the blare of trumpets as, Btep down the gang plank of the incoming steamers, they will not howeijer be corn-fronted with the cold and cheerless resolu..on of the local Jobbers that they should refrain from the pursuit of business while they are visitors to the Paradise of the Pacific, or have that $500 license law staring them in the face wherever they might turn. This now has all been changed, and the metamorphosis has taken place quietly and without ostentation. When the repeal of this exorbitant license was advocated some weeks ago by The Republican, and others, the matter was brougnt to the attention of United States Attorney Baird. Protests as long as the moral law were sent in irom San Francisco and coast jobbers, who were loud in their clamor for a share of Hawaiian trade Colonel Baird took the matter up, looked into the legal phase of the questions in volved, and submitted facts and figures to Washington. The authorities a. the seat of government sized the matter up very quickly, and it was not long beiore instructions were lorthcoming. The United States District Attorney was referred to extracts from the Sherman act, and especially such sections that directly applied in the local drummer's exclusion acL Among other tnings tnis act specifies tnat any agreement or combination in commerce that partakes in the nature of a trust or restraint of trade or commerce in "any manner, between a territory and the of Columbia, r between two or more territories, or still further, between states and territories, is illegal, and in the premises the district attorney under the direction of the United States should pro ceed against any one guilty of such offense either by criminal process or injunction. Armed with proper advice, "United States Attorney Baird opened the cam paign by a few preliminary calls, first upon the officials of the Wholesalers" Association. After several conferences they accepted the Inevitable, and very pleasantly assured Colonel Baird that the restricting resolution and license would be withdrawn, and further promised that hereafter no obstacles would be placed in the pathway ot the trade seekers irom afar. Elated over the first success Colonel Baird then visited the officers at the head of the plumbing trusL A friend ly talk soon made it apparent to the master plumbers, tnat anything savoring of the trust navor is very to the free-born American citizens, and they too. were willing to repeal all by-taws in their organization which tended to prevent free competition for disposing of their goods. The journeymen plumbers association officials were the next In line for visits from the United States District Attorney, and when the matter was laid before them, they fell in the procession and decided they would follow suit with the plumbers, and repeal any laws on their books that were obnoxi ous to the general welfare of tne community. As the matter now stands, the action of the master plumbers and the journeymen has clarified the situation to such an extent that the average citizens can now purchase his plumbing supplies where he most de- sires, and can have the work of In stalling the same done by any one. competent to meet tne requirements of the plumbing inspector and the board of health. In the work and the resnlts accomplished by Colonel Baird. he was tinted with everr courtesy, and the errinc remain loyal to the existing laws of the Lnited Suites. With the welcome of the man cf samples, and the free and untrammeV ed right to bay plumbing supplies, and the banishment of further fear of tt? plumber, the citizen of Honolulu will .ave the right to feel as if the approach of the millneum is in the Hawaiian Islands is one of the blessings in store for the citizens in the near future. It will now be In order for those great gasping newspapers of local fame which sought out and encouraged denials of that exclusive "fallen of Its own weight" story of The to hustle up a few contradictions of the promises made to Colonel Baird to dissolve the trusts. NliSTNAS SEIY16ES AT tie mm einiteiEs Services today at SL Andrew's Cathedral are as follows: Holy communion, 6 a. m.; Holy communion (choral), 7 a. m.; Matin's and Sermon, 11 a. m.; Pule Ahiahl. 3:30 p. m. Evensong. 7:30 p. m At SL Clement's Chapel: Holy communion. 7 a. m.; Morning prayer and Holy communion, 11, a. m. Christmas services of the Second Congregation of the SL. Andrew's will ue Holy communion at 9:45 a. m. Services at the Waikiki Chapel on Christmas Day will correspond to the usual Sunday services. At the church of SL John the Kallhl. there will be Christmas high mass at 8, with sermon and collection. At the church of the Sacred Heart, Punahou. Father Clement in charge. Christmas high mass, Tuesday morning at 4. The priest will be at the church on Christmas eve to hear the confession of those who wish to receive holy communion at the Christmas mass, and early Christmas morning. Special Christmas services will be held today at the Roman Catholic Cathedral, Low mass will be sung at 4 a. m and at 9 o'clock there will be services for the children with a sermon in English by Rev. Father Francis. There will be special music by the St. Louis college. High pontifical mass will be sung at 10:30 by the Right Rev. Gulstan. Bishop of Panopolis; assistant priest. Rev. Father Clemnt; deacon. Rev. Father Francis; sub-deacon, Rev. Father Mathias. SMALL HATTERS DISCUSSED IY EXECUTIVE COUNCIL Rapid Transit Questions areDlscussed Relief Camp Closed and Houses Will be Sold Liquor Licenses. On account of the omission of Executive Council sessions during the absence of Governor Dole there was a heavy grist of business before that body yesterday. Objection was raised to the right given by the franchise for the Rapid iransit to cross King street so near the Nuuanu stream bridge. An effort will be made to have the point of crossing King street changed. The matter of an exchange of land between the territory and a certain native was discussed ine land is on the extension of Kukui street, between Nuuanu and River. Reports were read from the board of health recommending the closing of Relief Camp No. I and 2. The unsanitary condition of the premises was the basis of this recommendation. The council authorized Superintendent Mc- Candiess to close camp No. 1 at once. Mr. McCandless said that the sanitary state of Camo No. 2 had been greatly Improved since the board of health made the Inspection. No order was made concerning the second camp. The-department of public works will advertise for bids for the sale and removal of the buildings on the site of -Camp No. 1. Mr. McCandless reported progress in the work on the new road around Diamond Head. The council authorized Mr. to advertise for lease two lots on the esplanade, now used for storing coal by the Canadian-Australian Steamship line at the URset price of 550 per month with a time limit of five vears. The property near the Wilder wharves recently turned over to th territory by the United States wH also be leased on the same terms. There were a large number of applications for liquor licenses consider ed, some of which were approved and some refused. HOME RULE COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES ITS LIST Charter Makers Accept and Will Meet Tomorrow Night for Organization Names Given Meet Satisfaction. The Independent home rule executive committee has completed its list of thirty names for its charter commission. Each has accepted and taken together, the party managers boast that they have secured men who will stand the test of publicity, friends of local government, arid that the charter will be formed for the greatest good of the greatest number. The new commission -will meet tomorrow evening at Foster hall for organization, election of officers and naming committees for various departments of the work. Following are the members of the commission which will be seen to contain names of members of more than one political party: K. N. Boyd. S. Meheula, J K. Kaulla. J. C. Quian. W. H. Kailimai. J. K. E. C. Rowe. J. M.Kealoha. A. Herbert, John Cassldy. a a Bitting. Prince David Kawananakoa. a J. McCarthy. D Crowningburg, Wm. Ringer, A. L. C. Atkinson. Edmund H- Hart, John H. Wilson. John H. Wise. J. D. Holt. D. P. R- Isenberg. F. J. Testa. W. F. Irvino, CapU J. Ross. J. M L. H. Dee. D. M. Kuplhea. C. W. Booth. Morris Keohokalole. J. X. leaders of the various combinations The SL James Gazette, of London. twh. me maiier in tae oesi. grace pos- oqjus uutier atone oiameable.Tor the sible, and all expressed a desire to disasters of the Tugela campaign. ., .a' V : it 'M"V!VS. . k. xvfj'Vs "" UMKRSHKED OR THE fflRR DM Tkey Arrived in Port Yesterday From Vancouver. mm off ti urn plantation PORTUGUESE. AMERICANS AND -"ENGLISH IN PARTY OF SEVENTY-SIX WORKMEN. When Objection Was Made to Poor Food the Answer Was to Do the Other Things-Treated Well Canadian Pacific OB The Warrimoo, arriving yesterday, brought seventy-six laborers far th Lihue plantation on Kauai. Most of the laborers were Portuguese; soaaa Americans are with them, and there is an English family ot nine. The people were enlistea ta the United States by a man named Kodgers, who advertised for the laborers to go on the Hawaiian Islanus to work on the plantations and were brougnt across tbr continent on the- Canadian Pacific railway. From A- S. Grace, one of the Americans among them, the following story was secured: "We were employed to come here by a man named Rodgers. We were told that the IslandB were a good place to live and work. It was said that we cou.d live, well for 1S per month. For wages we were promised 122 a month, for field labor, ten hours a day. On dollar and sixty cents a day was promised us for work in the mill, a day to consist of twelve hours. Teamsters were told they would get JL25 per day. ilefore being given their contracts the men were all made to sign a note for the sum of 1100, to be held as their guarantee that they would not go back -on their contract before arrival at the plantation. "We were promised the. return ot our notes on boarding the steamer at Vancouver. We have not yet received hem. however. We understand that it we stay at the plantation for one year we will have to pay back the sura of 60 for our passage here. If wo stay two years we will have to pay .40. and If we stay three years wewlll havo nothing to pay. "The treatment we received on the train and until we reached Vancouver was good. We had good food and good accommodations. On the stcamvr It was dlffcrenL An English family of nine who came here under the same conditions as we did was put In the second-class cabin. We were put In the steerage and ate apart from the other steerage passengers. Tne food was very bad. We protested and were told that we were getting all fiat was coming to ua A man named' Shaw was in charge of us. We appealed to him and were told that If we u.dn't like It we could do the other tmng. In the 'first place, the trip en the steamer was terribly rough and the steerage was full of water. We were wet all the time, and when we asked permission to go on the- other deck out of the water the English officer on the boat cursed at us and told us to stay where we were. I and my cuum are Americans, We came of our own free will and had to make the best of IL The man Shaw, who was supposed to look out for us. stayed back In the cabin most of the time o we could not speak to him. "We supposed we were to work on the Island upon which Honolulu Is situated. We are going to take another steamer today and go to some other island. I am glad that the trip Is over, as since wo left Vancouver we have had a hard time of IL When we get to the plantation and find that we are not getting what we were told we would get we are free to leave. The Portuguese consul was uere this morning and explained to his countrymen what their righLs were, ana I Bupposc that If they are not rightly treated they will' also leave." The laborers were examined by Immigration Agent Curtis and were then put aboard the steamer Kaiulani to await the arrival of the steamer Wai- aleale. which takes them to Lihue plantation. Some of them wanted to come ashore, but they were told that it would be better for them to go right aboard the Kaiulani. It wn? about lunch time, and as the Kaiulani pulled alongside the Warrimoo there was a savory smell of good cooking, and on being informed that it was almost lunch time the people all got on board the vessel, which was anchored o the channel wharf. They had lunch and after the meal sat around the decks of the vessel, getting what glimpses of the city aey could. The steamer Walaleale went alongside the Kaiulani yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock and took the laborers aboard and started for Kauai. Th men all went aboard and seemed to he-glad that their Journey wa3 nearing nn end. Governor Dole Returns. Governor Dole returned Saturday from a trip of several davs to the bland of Kauai. He was at the capitol vesterday morning and during the day was kept unusually busy with business that had accumulated during his absence. A New Citizen. George Henry rtdgeon. a native of Canada, came before the United States court yesterday and renounced his to the qneen and declared his intention ot becoming enrolled nnder the banner of the stars and stripes. James Halpln and James Berry were his witnesses. A telegram from New York states that James j. Hill has resided the presidency of the Great Northern Railway to devqte his time to his work, as chairman of the board of directors.