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"SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1906.
Hawaiian Factors befiln sugar
wnr on Spreckels.
The San Francisco Eraminor of
January 2()'li has the following.
A bii( suar war, between tho
Spreckels' Western Suar Refinery
and a combination cf the independent
Hawaiian plantation owners under
the name of the Sugar Factors Com
pany, Ltd., is on andis beintr wiitrh
ed by business Dn. finani-itvl i-iicles.
The independent 'company controls
t.iirty-seven out of the forty-two
ishnd plantations wh ch wn their
sugar mills and controls 40J.000 tons
of the annual output, which is about
85 per cent of the total yearly pro
duction. On this account Spreckels
is being forced at great expense to
get the raw product from Java and
other remote sections.
For three years Spreckels has been
paying 1200,000 annually to the
owners of the sugar refinery at
Crokett to keep it closed. He also
had a contract with the Hawaiian
planters by which he took yearly 150,
000 tons of their product at a discount
of i of a cent a pound below the Now
York market quotation on the day of
the arrival of every cargo. This
discount was equal to $7.50 a tin so,
the planters really paid him an an
nual tribute of $1,225,000. The re
mainder of their crops they sent East.
Because of these conditions and an
agreement with his Eastern sugar
trust associates to keep out of this
.territory, Spreckels had an absolute
monopoly on tlie coast.
Recently the Hawaiian planters
asked him to reduce the discount
to i of a cent. He declined. Then
they organized their company and
bought the control of the Crockett I
plant. Georg6 M. Rolph and Mox
Lorenz have come from the islands
to manage the plant. Everything
is in readiness for the refining of
marketable sugar on the 1st of the
Pakapio Defendants found Guilty
On January 2oth the police made a
raid on a house in Kahului that has
many ear marks of the mysterious
and succeeded lu arresting, Ah Ing,
Ah She Hing, Ah Chuck and Ah
Ah Cick and charged these almond
eyed imnocents with gambling.
Police officer Manuel Sequiera'had
given money to a Chinese spy and tn
the return of the fellow with cha-fa
tickets he with Sheriff Safferry and
others raided the place.
As au entrance could not be made
at the door a hole was chopped
through the roof and ingress made
When the police entered they
foi rd cliiuUs burning a lot of pa
per that had Cbiuese characters
thereon and is believed by the police
to be Chefa tickets. j
The fire was quickly extinguished
and the container and con ten ts seized.
The building is a two story affair
and has small window that are pro
tected by heavy iron bars. The pajs
sages through the building are lm,'
narrow and winding are closea iy
many doors for which reason it U no
easy matter to attain the desired
Last week these gentlemen wi'ie
arraigned before District magistrate
W. A MnTfav nnd Mn-no nf them
were found guilty and fiued two hun
dred dollars each. One was dis
charged. J. L. Coke their attorney
gave notice an apDeal.
Germany and hrancc Squabble
oven Moroccan Affairs. I
London, Jan. 20. The Pacific
reports coming from the Moroccan
. conference at Algeciras, Spain, is
not justified according to private
nifoimation. It is believed t'"1
trouble will certaiuly ensue, because
none of the interested powers in the
conference is disposed to yieU an
. A great deal has been sent fro.n
Algeciras about the anxiety of all
the powers to establish the "open
" door" in Morocco. The trouble
seem3 to be that every one of Uie
Interested powers wants to h ld the
door. The rising feeling of distrust
is due seemingly to the vn iilingness
nf both" France and (lenuany to
define their positions beyoajil reaffirm
llint ndhpi'pnrn t.n t.lm 1 .1)011 (Joor,
th9 sovereignity of the i a a anc
the integrity of his territo
The earnestuess of the
trabar.d delegates over the urgent
eign prevention of the '
trade in arms amuses the
specialists, as the son of '
el-Torres, bead of the
Victor Z $20.00
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. ODD FELLOWS' BUILDING. HONOLULU.
mission, has grown rich out of the
traiile, ar.d several other persons of
the! Sultan's court are engaged in
Algeciras (Spain), Jan. 22. There.
wa3 an almost continuous skirmish
between former Governor-General
of Algeria Revoil, head of the French
delegation, and Count von Tatten
baeh, the second of Germany's dele
gates, today,- at the Moroccan con
ference. While . the amenities were
civ efuliy observed, the other dele
gates were conscious that today,
marked the beginning of fresh 'Con
troversies between France and Ger
many which are likely to be long
protracted and of increasing earnest
ness. The two plenipotentiaries are
not in sympathy and draw apart out
side the council room. Both are of
high ambition and it will be difficult
for eitner to yield to the other.
The eonferet.ee adopted five of the
sixteen articles contained in the
report of the committee on contra
band arms. Then discussion of the
articles we.it over until Wednesday.
The discussion brought out a long
discourse from Sidi Mahommed el
Mokhri, the second of the Moroccan
delegates, concerning Morocco's
general attitude toward the confer
ence. As he tspeke in Arabic, the
delegates listened silently, not compre
hending a word. Later they decided
to have a translation distributed to
the members of the conference.
A discussion among the delegates
showed that they were all obliged to
refer important points to their
The draft gives France exclusive
control over contraband on the
Algerian frontier and gives Spain
exclusive control along the frontiers
of Spain's possessions in Morocco.
Oriental Firm Trying to Sneak
Imitations of United States
Products Into This Country to
Compete With Home Goode.
There is an exhibit at the office of
the Collector of the Port of San
Francisco which cannot full to in
terest those who hope to see America
"scoop" the world in the race for the
trade of the Orient. It is a Japanese
edition of the first, second, third and
fourth ol the school readers kuown
as Barnes' Natioinl Reader," pub
lished bj the American Book Company.
For Every Purse
San Francisco Prices
12 in. Victor Records $1.
10 in. Vctor Records 60c.
7 in. Victor Records 35c.
In the first three the word "Me
zuno," the name of the publisher, is
substituted for "Barnes, and the
name of the American Book Company
gives place to the name of the Jap
anese concern. The binding is sim
ilar and the paper, print and illus
trations are the same. In the fourth
reader the name "Barnes" remains.
The great difference is in the price..
Barnes' fourth reader sells for 57
cents, wholesale, whereas the ap
praised value of the Japanese edition
is only 71 cents.
The consignment has been held up
pending an investigation as to pos
sible violation of the copyright law,
and Collector Strattion is investi
gating the rights of the American
. A short time ago a consignment of
Japanese soap was denied entry, and
in this case, too, the genius of the
''little brown man" manifested it
self, for the soap looked the equal of
many well-known American and
European brands, which it was ap
parently the intention to imitate.
Examples are being frequently
quoted of the duplication cf American
machinery by the Japanese and of
their increasing prominence as manu
factures along the most approved
Now legal barriers are required to
protect the American manufacturer
in his own country. . It may not be
long before the merchants of this
couatt y, who have been accustomed
to look upon themselves as general
purveyors to the nations of the world,
will fiad themselves involved in a
bitter struggle to compete with the
products of cheaper labor in Japan. -
S. F. Examiner
Sanitary and scientific.
It is not many years since
Street Cleaning Department
accustomed to gather together
refuse of the homes and the thorough
fares of New York city, load it into
barges, tow it out past Sandy Hook,
and dump It into the sea. This primi
tive method of disposal of the city's
wastes was adopted in the belief or,
perhaps, to speak more truly, under
the pretext, that the heavier refuse
would sink to the bottom, and the
lighter portions would be taken in
hand by the kindly wind3 of Heaven,
and distributed everywhere but in
the vicinity of Greater, New York.
As a matter of fact, the greater part
of the floating matter came back, to
form an unsightly and unsavory fringe
along the foreshore of New York
harbor and of the many seaside re
sorts located on the neighboring
coasts. Largely owing to the efforts
of the late Col. Waring, whose
memory must ever be enshrined in
the hearts of a grateful municipality,
if not in its public places, we have
changed all this, and to-day the bar
barous method of dumping at sea has
been practically abolished. Under
the more scientific methods now
adopted, the city's wasto is waste no
longer. What part of it is not sold
is put to city uses, and much of it is
actually made to render a profitable
return. The heavier matter, which
used to find its way to the bottom of
the sea outside Sandy, Hook, where,
at times, it caused trouble and mis
giving to mariners by tending to
form bars and shoals, is now used in
the production of new land for the
use of the city. Thus, at Riker's
Island, the filling in with the city's
heavier refuse has resulted in the
production of 84 acres of land, each
of which is estimated to be worth
110,000, and by the year 1910 it is
estimated that the total 'amount of
made ground will have reached 270
acres. Down at Coney Island the
same work of reclamation is being
carried on, and 80 acres of the sunken
meadows that border Coney Island
Crc ek has been reclaimed and
brought up to grade. We under
stand, moreover, that tne United
States government is prepared to
purchase ashes from the city to fill
in the large section ot ground which
it is making at the southerly end ot
Governor's Island. So much for the
heavier refuse. The lighter refuse
has also been rendered profitable.
In the first place, the privilege of
picking over the rubbish is let by
contract, and a good price is paid
for the same. What the contractor
rejects is used as fuel in the boiler
room of the city's new plant at the
Williamsburg Bridge. The operat
ing expenses of this plant are paid
by the money received for the pack-
ingover contract. The plant serves
to light the Williamsburg Bridge,
the Street Cleaning Department's
stables, and the public schools in the
immediate district. It cost 183,000
and it produces a revenue equivalent
to 152,000 a year. The Chief of the
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Wailuku, Maui, H. T.
A Word With You
Do you know who
painted those pretty rigs?
You thought they came
from the factory?
No they were painted
in Wailuku by
J. A. HARRIS
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MEN'S AND LADIES
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Street Cleaning Department is cer
tainly to be congratulated on the
fact that the present methods of
disposal of city wastes are at once
scientific, sanitary and commercially
profitable. Scientific American.
Molokan Agents Expected soon.
Land commissioner Pratt has an
ntunced that one-hundred and thirty
families of molokans are to arrive
soon to settle lands not Kauai. But
this by no means cleans out the num
ber available. Asa matter of fact
we can get all the Molokans we want,
and we will probably have some more
.'The Hakalau di rectors have voted
to pay the expenses of a couple of
Molokans, so that they can come
here to investigate the lands at Ha
kalau That shows how the Hakalau
plantation stands in the matter I
expect the Molokan representatives
to come by the next steamer.
The pride which was fixed by the
Board of appraisers for the Eapaa
tract was 129,587, which is at the
rate of $5.69, an acre.
"There are 5200 acres altogether.
Of this 2000 acres are cane land, 240
acres rice land and the rest pasture
Mary G.'S Big Knife.
Mary Gordon Bennett was tried
and convicted,' before Judge De Bolt
yesterday, for assult with a deadly
weapon. She was sentenced to one
year's imprisonment at hard labor.
W. S. Fleming, Deputy Attorney
General, prosecuted, and W. Green
well defended. The jury consisted of
Jesse O. Young, Frank Darling, Jas.
Nott Jr., Chas. Butzke, Arthur F,
Wall, F. W. Chase, Geo. H. Cowan,
Ed. Drew, A. M. Mollis, J. H. McKen-
zie, Jas. E Laeger and J. D. Tucker.
Joseph Leal was sworn as Spanish
Manuel Rodrigues, the complaining
witness, told a story of having been
menaced by defendant with a big
knife., which he described as being
about three fingers broad and six or
eight inches long, fche made passes
with this weapon close to his neck
and under his arm, but did not stab
orcuthim. He was carrying a child
at the time and, to avoid having the
child killed, "threw it down." This
was at the Magoon block, Kakaako
some time in August last. The
knife was submitted in evidence. It
was (f deadly sort certainly. Rodri
gues testineu mat ne tad given no
provocation for the assault. The
woman lust came at turn with some
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tantalizing words about his size-"you
are too Fmall for me -and then, drew t
the weapon from beneath her skirt.
Antonia Decruz, who looked like
a hard working housewife, saw' the""'
assault from an overlooking window.
She caused a roar of laughter in
court by her outspoken description
of Rodrigues' degree of scaredness,
as interpreted in the most candid of
old Anglo Saxon speech. Noon recess
arrived at this juncture. The trial
ended in the afternoon as above.
Mary Gordon Bennett needs intro-.
duction only to people other than
frequenters of the police station and
courts. Sh-a is a lissom and polished
ebony Port! Rican darky, with a fine
ly rounded brow indicative of smart
ness with an adjective that need not.
here be employed. "A she dev'l"
would be the complete epitome of her
personality. Even in jail awaiting
trail, it is rumortd, she acted well
THE CRIMINAL, CALENDAR.
Judge De Bolt yesterday reassign-'
ed the criminal calendar to Judge
Lindsay, who resumes the presiden
cy of Jauuary term.
Judge Lindsay's jurors are notified
to appear in court at 10 o'clock Mon-
Mrs. Pale Alapai was found guilty
by the jury, in Judge Da Bolt's court
yesterday morning, after a short
absence, of embezzlement of a deed
as charged. Sentence was set for
9 o'clock this morning. Advertiser.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Notie is hereby given that my wife,
Kawahle, having separated from me,
I will not be responsible for any
debts hereafter contracted by her.
All persons are warned against giv
ing credit to my wife.
Dated Feb. 5, 19CC,
Feb. 10 -17-24 March. 3rd,