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JUNE 2, 1906
Earthquake Decides The United States Senate has voted
Canal Type. for a sea level canal at Panama. The
vote for this type of a canal was greatly influenced by the recent
earthquake in California.
In the majority report of the committee on the subject of danger
fro'u earthquakes on the isthmus and the possible effect to the
different types under consideration, the report says:
"The recent calamity that overwhelmed one of our great cities
has caused many forebodings. The assertion that any particular
spot m the tropics is exempt from all danger from such convul
sions of nature as recently visited California, wrought great havoc
near Charleston, S. C, in 1886. or changed the face of nature in
South-eastern Missouri, near tho beginning of this century, would
not be hazarded by any wise man. That the isthmus of Panama is
not exempt conclusively appears, and we can have no guaranty
that the canal zone will in the future be exempt from such disaster.
'The canal structures that would be most exposed to injury by
the passage or an earth wave or violent movement of the earth's
surface are the locks, proposed by the majority, whose walls, many
hundreds of fect, or even 2000 or 3000 feet long at Gatun would, at
least some of them, be more than seventy-five feet high and
entirely unsupported on one side save for a part of the height by
water. If these walls should be moved at all the natural and prob
able resulo would be in their leaking, and so prevent the closing of
the gates an injury for which a suggestion of extra gates on hand
would be useless, for no one could guess tho extent of the move
ment. But the most likely effect of such shock would be the frac
ture of these locks, in the repairing of which much time months
or years might be required, and thus cause interruption of traffic
or the abandonment of the canal.
The majority argues that an enemy could destroy a lock canal
much easier than a sea level canal with explosives.
The ultimate tinal cost of the sea level canal as estimated by the
majority is $250,000,000, while the cost of the lock canal is regarded
as uncertain. The majority of the board of consulting engineers
estim ated the cost at $139,705,200, and to this the majority says
should be added the interest on the extra cost of maintenance, the
expenses of clearing the titles to the 118,000 acres of land that
would be submerged by the central lake proposed by the lock plan
which, it is estimated, would make the total cost at least $190,000,-
(XX). The cost of transforming the lock canal plan into a sea level
canal, after the former is completed, is estimated at $200,000,000.
In conclusion the majority says:
" xour committee leeis entirely conudent that the board or. con
sulting engineers selected to study this problem has submitted a
plan hat responds in every respect to the conditions stated above,
and that the sea level can be realized in ten or eleven years at a
cost not to exceed $60,000,000 above that required by the construc
tion of the multi-lock canal proposed by the minority."
Honolulu, T. H. May 27, 1906.
Editor Advertiser: Many of our
citizens throughout the Territory
have learned with regret this past
week that the new Immigration Law
has passed the Senate of the United
States, with an educational test. It
seems a foregone conclusion that the
House will not eliminate that test
when it comes to consider the bill,
for the Senate has itrer.fr ally been far
more conservative In such matters
than the House. The whole matter
has come up so suddenly that no one
here seems to have known anything
about it; it is to be hoped our repre
sentatives In Washington have kept
themselves better posted.
In the "Bystander this morning
it Is suecested something should ho
done, some effort at least made to
secure an amendment to the bill be
fore it passes the House. Something
certainly should be done, for with an
educational test our plan , to import
Latins would seem to be at an end.
Any attempt to eliminate the test it
self would be absolutely futile; in flu
euces have undouMedly been at work
in support of the test beside which
any puny effort on cur part against
the measure would be absurd; How
would it do t cable our represents
live In Washington asking that an
amendment to the educational test
be inserted, to read something like
"Provided, however, that upon tho
requisition of the Governor of the
Territory of Hawaii therefor, the
Secretary of Labor and Commerce
(or whoever under the bill has control
in the premises) is authorized for a
period of seven years to admit Euro
pean families into said Territory
without regard to the , education! 1
test provided for In this bill, such
families not to exceed five thousand
in any one year."
Of course, it may be be id that noth
ing could prevent these families from
using Hawaii merely as a stepping
stone to get to the mainland, but the
total number that could be admitted
under the bill would be, comparative
Advertise Hawaii. The Hawaii Promotion Committee is do
ing excellent work advertising the features of interest of the Ter
ritory and has greatly increased the revenue of the Territory by
its work. The claim is made and goes unchallenged that the income
to the Territory from tourists alone equals nearly one hundred tjnd
fifty thousand dollars per month, a sum beyond the wildest dreams
of many of our business men throughout the group. -
While the work is being carried on successfully and to the satis
factions! all who are interested there is yet another means of ad
vancing the interests of the Territory that has not been given the
prominence that the same should have and that is to get as many
newspaper men as possible to visit the islands and write from
personal observation of the many things of interest here for their
respective papers. The people in the States are always interested
in the tropics and no place affords so much of interest as the
Recently Wm. J. Kline visited the islands, partly for pleasure
and partly in the interest of the "Amsterdam Evening Recorder,''
of which he is the owner and editor. This paper is published in
New York and a copy of the same, dated May the tenth, has reach
ed our desk and we find the paper gives over four columns of
space to matters of interest relative to the islands.
Mr. Kline personally assured us that just such reading matter
as he was able to get while here is what the reading public in the
States wish to have.
Matter written by the editors of the various papers of the States
will receive attention from the public and while they are here they
will learn that our people are neither cannibals nor savages, a fact
that many in the States do not seem to know.
The newspapers cf today take the place of oratory of old and
although lacking much that is inseparable from gifted oratory they
exert far more influence than anything in the present age.
Let the newspaper men of the mainland be encouraged to visit
our shores and while they are here let us do all in our power to
make their stay a pleasant one that the travelling public may be
turned this way greatly to their pleasure and our profit.
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ly so small thut it, ought not to figure
ore wav or the other in the consider-
a tion of the merits of the amendment.
The Labor Unions on the mainland
have exuressly favored the admission
of Europeans into Hawaii as an off
set to Asiatic immigration. That
much has been accomplished and is
of reci rd, and can be referred to
when this bill cmes before a com
mittee of the Iloute. Iu other words,
the Labor Unions from their own
standpoint ought not to resist such
an amendment, and there is, there
fore, a chance of getting such a pro
vision through where a wholesale at
tack upon the test Itself would be
without avail. Whatever is done
should be done quickly, as the matter
wi 1 probably pass the House almost
before we know it.
You will note that my suggestion
leaves it discn lionary with the Sec
retary whether he honor the requisi
tion of the Governor of the Territory
of Hawaii or not. This should be so;
It would aid the amendment but leave
it to his discretion, as be would then
Lave control over the cl iss of immi
grants that should be admitted.
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The Bill Went to President
A private cable has been received
from Washington announcing the
final passage of the act to authorize
the Territorial government of Hawaii
to dispose of personal property
transferred at the time ot annexation
to the Federal government. The bill
removes many difficulties which have
embairaBsed the local government
in dealing with property of this sort.
It passed the House on Thursday of
this week and is now In the hands of
the President, having passed the
Senate some time ago.
There is a lot of property affected
by the bill, much of it in the posses
sion of the Public Works depanment.
Under the letter of the law as t
stood Superintendent Holloway was
responsible for every mule, for ex
ample, turned over to him for use as
property of the United States. The
new law gives the Territory control
and allows the Territory to sell such
property if it chooses. Star.
are receiving by the next boat a consignment of
Butter 45 cts. the square
Limburger Cheese (10 cts. the piece
Ginger Snaps 50 cts. the tin
Walnuts (3), 20 cts. the pound
Almonds 20 cts. the pound
Prunes 20 c's. the pound
Morton's Rhubarb 40 cts. the bottle
Van Camp's Pork and Beans.. (Vft 1.) cts. the tin
Pork Sausages 20 cts. the tin
Annie Reams'. Chutney 4J cts. tho jar
Bayle's Mustard Horse Radish. 20c. the bot.
Morton's Grated Horse Radish 3."jc. the bot.
Bacon 17 cts. the pound.
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