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roLUirE ii, so. 202 HONOLULU, EL T. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1901 prt't; tve cents
The Inter-Island Telegraph
About Heady
for Business.
Fourteen Operators Finish Their
Schooling In the Mysteries of
Wireless Telegraphy. They Will
Commence Work Next Tuesday.
ff V OLOKAI! Molokal! MoW
I 1 kai' c tacked the heavy
v transmitter of tie Diamond
Head station of the
ssland Telegraph System yesterday
company stood breathless for a mo-Blent
aad then the delicate receiver
began tocUck and the tape from the
turning machine ran smoothly from
tho little slot beside the machine and
fat an Instant a pretty read
the message.
-I am ready." came the answer.
An Instant later, the tape again
crept from under the little wheel and
tfee telegraphic symbols representing
tfte Aeetred letters, issued from the
maeMie and the little Ink signs showed
that. tho operator on Molokai understood
what was required of him
and that the Marconi telegraph
tern was more than a dream, especially
with regard to the people of these
All talk to the contrary notwithstanding,
the wiroloss telegraph is
sn undoubted success. The system
works and messages may be
mlttad, from this city to other portions
theseiBlands nad can be transmit-'
td with as much accuracy as could be
bad by uring the regular wires in any
otfcor portion of the world.
Tuesday next, the operators of the
v4jjjjsystam will be installed In the
nmlMwStjitlosff of the cpmpanaf and a
few days later theUnWortltr company
wfll be open foanheuse of the
public. The first few day's of the ac-
tual operation of the system will be
devoted to the free use of the wires
and wireless system bv the business
wen of those islands, for the purpose
of demonstrating the feasibility and
usefulness of the new plan of sending
messages. After that, the regu'nr tolls
of the company will be charged for
the use of the system.
Yesterday's trial was not absolutely
perfect, but the trilling difficulties
which stands in the wav of perfection,
are simply several little deficiencies
la th Instruments which a small
aiMoant of labor of the mechanical
sort will entirely remove. The points
of contact on the transmitting instrument
will have to be orightened. bv
be use of a file and the standard which
uphold the receiver must bo made
steadier, and when these things have
bean done, there is no reason vhv the
people of the big island should be
more tnan a few seconds distant from
the metropolis.
Fully a vear ago. a company was
to nut a system of wireless
telegraphy in operation between the
Islands of this group. The coniuany
coasistK of "VV. IL Castle. nrsidont:
a T Wight. W. IL
Farrlngton. secretary; James A Morgan
.treasurer: Oscar White, auditor;
W. H. Hoogs 0. G. Traphngen. J. A.
Mngcon and R- D. SUIiman. directors.
Those gentlemen combined in order
to make communication between the
islands more rapid than the old method
now in use. of trusting urgent business
or personal messages to the slow
cumborsome movements of
or small steamers .
With this oblect in view the company
entered into necotlntlons with
the Wireless Telegraph Companv of
London Kncland. a corporation which
controlled the use and ownership of
the marvelous Inventions of Sicnor
Marconi. A contract was drawn up
between the oartles and the Installation
of the largest
svstew in the world was made certain
in these Islands.
FJxoerts In everv branch of the new
industry were sent out from the home
, oCH of tb comnanv and for several
fltaoatha Messrs. Gray. Hobbs and
JPIets have been emnloved in arranging
the various stations and relavs
of the new lines. First, tho slte.s for
the stations hsd to be selected and
surveyed, then the poles were erected
aad experiments to demonstrate the
correctness of the chosen positions.
bad to be made. After these preliminaries
wer completed, it was
sarv to ld aad train the future operators
of the new Instruments. Too
groat expectations on the part of tho
public and a number of accidents
which could not be provided against
bv the companv have been the causes
of the distrust of the ultimate utilitv
of the wireless-telegraph in these Islands,
but in spite of these unfavorable
circumstances, the cotnnanv Is almost
roadv to rooive the n'ant from the
hands of the experts of the London
companv and to commence the actual
us of their svstem.
Yosterdav's demonstration was onlv
one of a series which have been conducted
to school tho future operators
In their duties In receiving and transmitting
messages between the seven
stations of the avstcm There are fourteen
operators, four of them young women.
nd thev all Tned eajrer to
learn the new order of things and verv
ouick to nick up the suggestions of
their superiors In relations to the details
of their work. They stood about
the instruments
with their pencils in their hands and
Interpreted tl
messages as they
came across the lines. " irn l$fV
pretty girl, who is to be the chief operator
of the system .took the message
quoted above from the tape and when
It was certain that the query to Molo-,
kal had been correctly transmitted
and received by the operator at the
other end of the line, she clapped her
hands together and seemed as much
dellchted as the handworked manager
of the company. F, J. Cross himself.
According to the plans of the
there will be a main-station located
In this city and connected with
the Diamond Head receiving station
by an ordinary line of telegraph. The
station at Diamond Head will be
known as the Waialae station. Then
there will be a station on this end of
Molokal. a relav to Lanat. another at
on the Island of Maul and
another station at Makena. The station
at Makena will be connected with
the big is'and bv a long span to
From Mahuknna a telenhone
line will be run to Hllo bv wav of
Honokaa. When all the auxiliary lines
have been constructed the port of Hilo
will b within a verv short distance
from Hono-'- for it will take only
a few sec - " time to send a message
to tb6t r'rr and receive an answer.
The work!-- f he Marconi instruments
is " Iv very mysterious,
but when - operations sre
examined und"- "r ntelege of th
genial Mr. Cross, the mvsfrious
nuaHtie of thenrocesses fade awav
and leave in their s'ead onlv a wondering
sense of the srrntness and
cnnacltv of the mind of th inventor.
The mechanism of Marconi's
Is simplicity itself when you come
to ndv.rstand It. All that is anoarent
to the eve" Is tall pole support ed on
either side bv wire stavs and havlnsr
somthine at the top llk a sprit-sail
vard. A heavy wire leads nn to the
"irit from th operator's station and
there is nothine more. Inside the station
thre is a long table and on the
stand two stranee appearing instruments,
with a ma
chine like an ordinary stock-ticker,
minus the glass too.
One of the machines is the sender
and the other the receiver. The sender
is composed of a Rhumkorf coil
and receives a heavy current from a
batterv of cells on the floor below it
It looks like a large cylinder of hard
rubber and in reality contains the
coll. On one side of the cvllnder the
poles of the batten are situated and
as the circuit is closed or broken at
the will of the operator, a snap like
lightning, flashes from one nole to
the other and a Hertzian wave is started
from the end of the sprit, high in
the air. which ges on out into snace
with the speed of light until it finds
a restinc place at the other end of the
relav. The sending operator uses an
appliance far different than that of
the ordinary Morse sender. It is almost
six inches in length, but it mny
be moved with great quickness and the
current formed and broken with sufficient
speed to send twentv words a
minute. One end of the wire runs up
to the snrit and the other forms connection
with the earth so that the
Is complete.
The sender is nothlnc verv wonderful
but the other portion of the mechanism,
leads one to think that the
mind of man and its possibilities for
ingenuity have nearly reached the
limit of progress
The instrument is enclosed in a
long black-iron case. One end of the
vcase is open and just inside may be
seen the receiving wire of the system,
a "pair of little coils connected with a
small hammerliKe arrangement which
is placed so that when the current
passes through the liu.e colls the
hammer will be drawn up to them
and will strike a minute glass tube-which
lies on the top of the coils
This little glass tube is the great invention
of Marconi. The tube is hollow
and contains a small bar of silver
or some kindred metal, which is broken
intne middle. Each piece of the
metaf Is connected through the ends
of the tube with a strand of copper
wire, one of which is grounded and
the other attached to the end of the
receiving wire on the pole.
The great difficulty experiencVn "Tr
inventors in perfecting a system of
wireless telegraphy nas always been
to find some means of forming and
breaking the circuit so as to give intelligent
signals. Marconi has solved
the problem.
In tho small space between the bars
of silver within .ittle jfss fub
Marconi has introduced a very small
amount of silver and nickel filings
which is very mobile. -When a dot or
a dash is signalled by1 the receiving
line, the current runs through the little
tube which is known as the
and passes from one of the little
silver bars to the other, traversing
the filings and electrifying them -o
that for the moment they become as j
much of a conductor as if they were
formea into a solid wire. Then, when
e signal has passed, the little colls
gets in their work and a still small
current from one lonely little
causes the hammer to be drawn, up
agninf t the coherer. witlT a sharp
mow. The result of the tap from
the hammer, is to knock the filings
from the position into which the electricity
has ga'lvnnizcd them and the
current from the receiving line, not of
beinc able to hold the dust-like substance
in place, is broken and an impulse
Is passed along to the Inking
machine, which registers the signal Is
sent from the otnex end of the line.
The whole operation takes but the
merest fraction of a second to complete
and is followed by others, until
a speed Is attained about equal to
the sneed of an ordinary long-hand
The work of the experts has bean
well done and they deserve great
credit for their skiu as engineers, but
the manner adopted by Mr. Hobbs
who has had charge of the station at
Diamond Head, in his relations with
the members of the press and with
citirens generally desinns information
as to the new plant, has been anything
but of a nature to inspire confidence-
Itraay be charged to him
and others like him .that the people
of this cllv have such strong doubts
ahout the ultimate utility of. the wireless
Hi Bl A
Tells How the Battleship
Oregon Went
The Commander Sails Back Over His
Course With Nothing But Plank
and Canvas to Keep Out the
Probably the most notable passenger
on board the Nippon Maru is Captain
G. F. Wilde, lately commander
of the United States battleship Oregon.
Captain Wilde is returning home,
after being a little more than two
years in the Orient When seen yes
terday, he was sitting on the hurricane
deck of the liner, enjoying a
view of .the city. He said: -
"I am surprised to 'see the way in
which Honolulu has expanded in all
directions. When T was stationed here
twelve years aso. I little thought that
in a little more than a decade Honolulu
would have developed into the
city it now Is. While I have not been
ashore as yet. and my Immediate observations
have been confined entire
ly to the waterfront, there have been
many changes and improvements. The
harbor when I lefe here did not present
nearly so cosmopolitan an appearance
as it roes now, and judging
from appearances the business portion
of the city has also undergone
development since I left here.
"l have been in the Far East for a
period extending a little over two
years. I was, you will remember, in
charge of the battleship- Oregon. I
was In command-of her when she ran
on an unchartered reef, and had half
a dozen holes oirnched in her bottom.
It was an experience I shall never forget
I h adorders to proceed to the
forts at Taku, and was sailing up the
river, taking soundings all the time.
Suddenly, the Weather became foggy,
but still we continued our course. All
at once the water which was, according
to the chart seventeen fathoms
deep, went to twenty fathoms. This
puzzled me. and I ordered the vessel
to stop until things cleared up. When
the mist lifted, our supposed position
was exactly where I had calculated it
Ahead of us. the water was not
lower than seventeen fathoms for sev
eral, leagues, so I gave orders to go
ahead at a good rate of soeed, think
ing of course that the chart which
was one issued bv the British Admiralty,
was correct We had just proceeded
to get under good headway, when
smash! We were on a reef in three
and a half fathoms of water. I managed
to get her off. without making
things anv worse than they were.
Then I had to use my ingenuity. I
sent a diver down and had him patch
up the holes with one-inch planking,
and over this spread some now awning.
Then back we steamed "to our
starting place on the Japanese coast
Our pace was a slow qne. At no time
did we co over nine knots an hour.
For five days and nights I stood on the
bridge of the Oregon without a moment's
sleep, and scarcely eating or
drinking anything. To be in command
of a twelve-thousand ton vessel with
half a dozen holes punched In her bottom,
any one of them large enough
for a good-sized man to crawl through
with ease, in a part of the worlu where
assistance is difficult to secure seven
hundred and sixty-six miles from a
and with nothing but a one-inch
plank, practically speaking, between
you and Davy Jones locker,
are things whicu are not calculated to
put a man at his ease.
"I was exonerated bv the examining
board. I proved conclusively to those
who Investigated matters that I had
been coverned entirely by the charts
furnished me. and which were made
under the authority of the British
"I regretted of course that I was
forced to turn back in mv course, as I
wished to reach Taku and have a shot
at the Boxers. Among those I had on
board was Captain John T. Meyers
the first white man to enter the city
of Pekin. and who was besieged in the
Forbidden Citv for six weeks."
Captain Wilde has several photographs
of the bottom of the Oregon.
One place where the vessel struck the
reef snows no puncture, but the p'ates
are badlv indented. Two other photo
graphs show the holes, and the ingenious
temporary patching resorted
to. Through one of the apertures
may be seen the head and shoulders
a Japanese workman.
The Captain is now three months
overdue in th States. He has been
succeeded bv Captain Dickens, who
now at Shanghai.
Force of Deputies Thoroughly Organized
Interpreters Will Secure
Data Deputy Drake In Charge.
The first day of the Chinese registration
passed off witnout incident
yesterday in the office especially fitted
up in the frame building on th?
parade ground. At an early hour. Acting
Collector Hasstfa summoned his
force to the quarters, where they were
sworn in and took their places. The
ten deputies, two interpreters and the
stenographer were soon ready for
business. The entire force will be under
the supervision of Division Deputy
W. F. Drake. Upon entering the
building ten compartments enclosed
by railings are noted. Each is provided
with a desk and chair. On either
side are located the Chinese interpreters.
The force of deputies follow
aldng the length of the buuatng. At
the rear is the enclosure occupied by
uraKe. is gained oy a
door in the rear of tne building, hence
there is no crowding. Congestion during
the busy hours of the day In the
somewhat narrow aisles Is greatly
lessened by the convenient arrangement
of the office
Standards for securing measurements
are stationed at the booths oc
cupied by the deputies. Each candidate
for a certificate must oe properly
sized up In feet and incnes. Considerable
data must be incorporated in
the coveted parchment Included in
the interpreters dutie is the collecting
of data regarding p.ace of birth,
occupation, age, etc. All facts which
cannot be secured by the English
speaking deputies must be garnered
by the Chinese interpreters. The office
hours of the bureau will be from 9 to
4 During the noon hour two deputies
and an interpreter will he found on
dutv. The force ncludes Messrs.
Smithies. Neely. Scott. Olds, Sims.
Gibbs. "-"M..--1 Jnorers. Carroll.
Spencer, Loo Joe. D. L. Akwai and
Cowan. Loo Joe and Akwai will act
as interpreters, while Cowan will attend
to and typewriting.
Calls Attention to Great Need of Cable
to the Mainland Thinks Sugar is
King and Other Industries Havn't
Much Show.
(From a Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19. J. F.
Brown, of Hawaii, has been here several
days, and in talking to a reporter
he said:
The Independent or the native party
of Hawaii is the strongest. It
elected its candidates in all parts of
the island at the last election. Then
there are the Republican and Democratic
parties, but they are not popu
lar with e natives, Their vie.ws
are not opposed to the
idea of government, but it isiiatural
that they should prefer thefr''rown
people to take care of the affairs of
the country where they were born
and raised.
I am here on business connected
with the general land office, about
matters pertaining to Ianas in the
Hawaiian Islands. I am connected
with the Public Land Office in Honolulu,
and have lived in the islands
more than thirty years. All my interests
are there. Everything is flourishing
iu the islands.. A decided impetus
upward was given to everything
when the Territorial act was passed;
it definitely settled the status of Hawaii.
What Hawaii needs most is cable
connection with the outside world. It
is aoout the only place in the world
which is inhabited by civilized people
and completely isolated from all
intercourse with other peoples so far
as cable or telegraphic connections
are concerned. Hawaii s by no means
a new country; merchants and trad
ers from the United States, England,
and Germany have been established
there for the past fifty years. Whoever
goes to the islands today for
the purpose of succeeding must possess
just as much energy and hustle
as in. any town of tne United States.
The islands practically depend on
the sugar cane growing industry. All
or most all of the sugar lands are
owned by large American corporations
which control the whole output
and regulate prices. I don't think
that any other industry would succeed
as well as the sucar plantation.
Ine climate, the ground, cheap labor,
everything helns to make it a remunerative
investment Coffee has been
tried, but it had to be given uo: it
was a failure. Since the islands were
annexed by the United States a great
Influx of people has increased the
A young man. to succeed in business
in the Hawaiian Islands, should
have some capital, and lots of grit
and hustle. Others will perish just
as thev do in the States.
Honolulu needs better harbor,
facilities: our shipping trade Is growing
rapid v and our harbor, being one
of the best in the world, is getting
crowded. .
As w have no vote in the affairs
of the United States, local issues control
the politics of the islands. The
Chinese exclusion act is also in force
in he islands, but we are getting
along verv nicelv without them.
Things are slowlv adjusting themselves
and conditions are getting
down to the practical American IeveL
The Delegate from our Territory,
Mr. Wilcox, is a very able man. else
he wonld not have been sent here.
Of course he's been in politics of all
sorts, but he's all right I was in
hopes of seeinc snow when I came
on hre but it' Inst as sunnv here
as it is in our country. I haven't seen
snow for over thirty years.
E. S. L.
The six striking mail clerks of the
nostoffice are still out and from present
appearances ther will remain so
for an indefinite period. Postmaster
Oat did not accept the offer of the
deputy collector of the port of the
services of two of his employes to
asIst in tiding over the roueh rdnces
until the positions of the strikers can
be filled to the satisfaction of trie department.
Board of Health Has a
Fresh Difference
With Wilders.
Williams Gets Photography Contract
Permit for Drain at Kakaako
Fire Claims Denied Stranger to
Visit Molokai.
The stringency in the supply of poi
and taro consumed by the members
of the leper colony on Molokai has
been temporarily relieved, according
to a report from Dr. Pratt submitted
before the Board of Health at its
ular meeting yesterday afternoon
The executive officer stntea that he
had entered into a contract with cer
tain Chinese firms to supply taro at
52.50 a bag. the term of the contract
to run for four weeks with the
lege of extension for two weeks if
uesirable. The partial settlement of
this difficulty apparently had a cheering
effect upon the members present
for they dispatched the remaining
business with a rush. They adjourned
long before the usual time, although
the meeting began half an hour late.
One of the first matters for disposal
was the claim of the Wilder Steamship
Company for extra compensation
for transportation of taro to the leper
settlement This met witn much opposition
from the memuers of the
Board. In a letter to the executive
officer the company stated that under
the contract, by whicu they are paid
?200 a month, the freighting of poi
and taro was not contemplated. Taro
and poi having previously been delivered
by contractors at the leper
settlement, the company claimed that
it had always been paid freight thereon
by i he contractors. They also Intimated
that they did not interpret
their contract yith tne Bardto include'
tne shipjment'f'tarb and poi.
consequently toraftthisT transportation
they claimed 3.00 per toniof $15&hnt!rj
per uag. Alter some uiscussiun ine
Board tnav the matter of taro
and poi came under the wording of
supplies for the settlement, and instructed
the executive officer to Inform
th Wilder Steamship Company
that the Boaid of Healtn would expect
them to perform the letter of
their contract
Contrast for Photographing.
Photographic work under fhe
of the Board ot Health will In
future be done by J. J. Williams. In
response to tne call for bids for this
class of work he was the only bidder, V
the term being the eleven months
ending December 31, 1901, and the
rate $1.J5 per subject One copv will
be furnished of each suDject and the
plate or negative is to be the property
of the Board. The pnotographer will
also furnish duplicates of any subject
at $3.00 a doben. Although it was
shown that the price for the work
by the successful bidder was not ma
terially lower than that formerly paid
by the Board, it was thought best to
have tne work performed in one place
and in a uniform manner.
Another Cemetery Resolution.
The committee on cemeteries,
through Dr. Pratt submitted the following
resolution, which was approved:
"Resolved. That no permit for interment
of the dead shall be granted
within the citv limits of Honolulu, as
defined in the regulation of April 5,
1900. except in "such places and upon
such conditions as the Board of
Health upon investigation shall find
will not jeopardize the public health."
Various Matters.
M. G. Silva appneu tor a permit to
conduct a drainage pipe from his
premises into the Kakaako ditch. Upon
satisfactory evidence that the work
would not jeopardize the public health,
approval was granted.
Attorney General Dole submitted
his opinion in regard to the fire claim
of Mr. Kanakanui against the Board
of Health for losses in the fire of
January 20 last year. It was Mr.
Dole's opinion that the Board was
not legally liable for such losses and
has no authority to pay them.
The bill for rice furnished by H.
Hackfeld & Co. to the Quarantine
Station some time ago came up again.
In a lengthv opinion Attorney General
Dole held that the claim was a just
one and should be paid. Consequently
the bill, being for 1245, was ordered
Jesse Hawes of Greely. Colo., applied
for permission to visit the leper
settlement at MoiokaL He was granted
permission with the understanding
he goes in company with the superintendent
of the settlement at the
time of his next visit.
After several weeks to deliberate,
the committee on methylated spirits
presented a report It was adopted
and appears elsewhere in this paper.
Y. P. S. C. E. of Central Union Church
Submit Gratifying Reports.
Gratifying reports were received
from various committees at ue regular
monthly meeting of the Young
People's Society of Christian Endeavor
of Central Union church held' at.
the parlors of the church yesterdaj
evening." The membership committee
showed month they
had not remained inactive- They sub- j
rsittea tne naraes oi several youns
people who had signucsl their intention
of becoming enrolled under the
baauer of that organization.
Plans for a Valentine social to be
held on the evening of - ebruary 15
were discussed. It is expected that
j the event will prove most entertain
ing, and those in charge of the arrangements
will spare no pains to
make it a signal success.
The invitation committee have recently
been using the mails to considerable
extent, m sending "Out a
greeting and invitation to all young
people in the city, whose names have
latelv come into their possession.
The intention is to reach the strangers
who are arriving in the city In
great numbers. Their meeting with
the Endeavorers will greatly facilitate
a better and closer acquaintance,
and it is expected that many will avail
themselves of the opportunity offered.
Suits Thrown Up in -Consequence of
Final Decisions.
There is nothing mysterious about
the landslide of discontinued Chinatown
fire insurance suits in the District
Court The decision of the Supreme
Court upon some of tne enrllsr
cases simply slammed the door
against all policy-holders who held
the standard .form of policy. Th's
j exempts! the companies from
ty where the insured property was d-
stroyed by act of the civil authorities
anl in cognate circumstances. It is
a imarkable fact that, since the pro-
mulgatlon of those decisions by the
final court of resort, many Chinese
have retained lawvers to begin suits
on standard policies. They can hut
have their experience for their cash.
Druggist Smith and Dr. Cooper Sign
the Report Changed Conditions
Under the Territory Demand Thir
George W. Smith and Dr. Charles
ii. Cooper as a committee on
spirits submitted their report, together
with resolutions, which were
approved and adopted. The secretary
was instructed to send a copy to the
President of tho Senate, and the
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
This is th ereport:
Dr. J. II. Ravmond, President of th
Board of Health.
Sir: Your committee to whom was
referred tae matter of the sale of
methylated spirits with Instructions
to frame a recommendation to the leg-
islature from the Bo&d of Health, beg (
to report as follows: Tho sale of
methylated and woou spirit has been
repeatedly sanctioned by successive
legislatures as a necessary article of
commerce to take the place of pure
The original legislation had in view
the prevention oi the manufacture of
factitious liquors from pure alcohol.
At the present time under the United
States laws the importation into the
Territory by anyone of pure alcohol
is not and cannot be prohibited, and it
is now so imporfea for manufacturing
purposes by others than those engaged
in the drug business.
The prohibition at the present time
of 'the sale of aiconol and the conse
ouent forced sale of mathv'ated spirits,
renders this article easy of
rd vfe!!'' rot iroorly a
poison yet when tanen in quantity oy
these addicted to the use of drink becomes
fatal owing to Its peculiarly irritating
properties when introduced
into the blood.
Pure alcohol is a necessity In medicine
and a common domestic remedy
for external application. Methylated
spirits cannot be used In medicine
domestic practice owing to its irritating
and offensive properties. No
restriction is placed on "the sale of
alcohol by druggists in the United
States anil no provision is made in tho
laws for the preparation or sale of
methylated or wood spirit
or wood spirit would not be of-
fered for sale in the Territory if the ;
estrlction on tne sale or pure aiconol (
were removed. At no time has tho
sale of pure alcohol been so large as
to render It dangerous to puu..c health
or morals.
In view of the above facts your
committee would recommend the following
Resolved: That the Board of Health
respectfully requests the legislature
to repeal all that portion of Act 27
(unrepealed by the Organic Act) of
the legislature, special session, 1S95.
and ill amendments thereto, entitled.
An Act to Provide for the Importation
and Sale of Alcohol for Medical
Purposes", and the Manufacture and
Sale of Methylated Spirits, Etc"
Resolved. That a copy of these resolutions
and this report be sent to the
President of the Senate and the
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Respectfully submitted.
Philip R. Whelan has beea appoint
ed Kauger for the Internal revenue department
was announced by Collector"-Hasson
Yachting parties complain that
"high misses" on the rifle butts which
face the water front, are a source of
danger to them while amusing themselves
on the waters of the harbor.
Nineteen Suits Arising
From Plague Fires
Are Dropped.
Will of James A. Hopper Admitted
to Probate-Quay's Business at
Circuit Court Chambers Papers
on File.
Nineteen of the Chinatown Ore Insurance
cases were dtecoaUaiMiI in
the Circuit Court clerk's oiiice yesterday.
They are oae each against the
Aetna. Stcs, Royal and Scottish
Union and National companies, two
each against the Greenwich awl
the German Alliance companies ami
eleven against the Mltenee company.
Robert Cntton by his attorneys.
Holmes & Stanley and Kinney.
& McCIanahan. has filed a
to the amended bill In equity for
an accounting brought against him by
Geo. W. Macfarlaue.
Attorney General Dole for the Territory
files a demurrer to the complaint
of Mary A. CoRield. Plaintiff
claims $25,000 damages for personal
injury received in failing Into an unguarded
culvert In Anapunl street
Wah Lee has Drought a tvil action
for $5,095 damages against Manttol
Correa, hackman. for causing the
death of complainant's
daughter by driving over her with
his licensed hack.
Frank Schaefer has brought an action
to recover $1000 from Dr. J. S.
McGrew on account of nn ngreeraent
the plaintiff alleges he had with defendant
to culttvato certain land at
Pearl City on the halves.
Juoge Humphreys disposed of a
goodly list of cases at chambers yesterday.
Accounts of the estate of Mary
Widemann were approved, tho
master's report thereon continued,
and the executors ordered discharged
on filing final receipt.
A petition to place David Manuol
under guardianship at) a apenuthrift
was dismissed. W. Austin Whiting
was attorney for respondent
M. G. Silvawas, appointed administrator
of the estate of J. Cabral
under bond of ?2.500. He was also
made guardian of the six children under
bond of $300 for each one.
S. K. was allowed an attorney's
fee of S25 in the ICaa Yee guardianship.
The last will and codicil thereto of
James A. Hopper were admitted to
Probate, and letters testamentao or-
"Ci iro IU l. l. MVIFVI,
B. Wells Peterson ano Bilen Hopper
without bonds. An inventory is to bo
filed within thirty days and notice to
creditors be given by publication throe
times a week for eignt successive
weeks in the Evening Bulletin. Hawaiian
Star and Independent
The master's report on accounts of
J. A. Magoon. administrator of the
estate of Alina. was confirmed but
the discharge of administrator deferred
until notice to creditors be given.
Should She Reject the
Treaty the Senate Will Pass
Bill at Once.
(From a Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19. There
just ono thing that would cautic J"Vr
passage of the Nicaragua canal nn
at this session of Co agrees. That is
to have England- reject the
treaty. Should that
the canal bill would go through
Yesterday the Republican Senators
had a caucus 'upon the 'bill, and, decided
not to tike It up for the pres
ent This caucus is not btnolas:
on anybody if any special reason for
taking up the bill appears, and in faet
it is not binding should a motion bo
made to take up the bill.
The decision of the caucus was embodied
in a resolution presented by
Senator Lodge, who stated that the
conclusion as there set forth was the
result of the best deliberating of the
Committee on Order of Business. He
expressed his own firm conviction.
that at least for the present It would
be out of place to press the canal
question, while thevtreaty Is still a
subject of negotiation and Great Britain's
attitude is not completely defined.
While the senators ware willing to
delay pressing the bill before learning
Great Britain's action on the treaty
It can be stated on the authority
of a prominent senator that If Great
Britain rejects or very materially
amends the treaty
the bill will be passed at once
providing for the building and absolute
ownership of the canal by tho
United States. E. S. L.
In the cargo of the Zealand ia there
came to this port a lot of material
and supplies for the manufacture of'
beer by the local concern. The brewing
of beer may be a great industry in
this city if the first experiment of tho
ne company is successful. Work
may be commenced on a brew some
day of the coming weelL

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