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THE WEEKLY HUQ TRIBUNF, JUlO, HAWAII-, TUESDAY, JANUARY io, ' 1905.
Tho best prosent you can
t;iko homo i3 u bottlo of
It quiets the cough, makes
breathing easy, and heals tho
lungs. And 'it cures, even
advanced casea. Make no
mistake. Be sure and get
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, tho
standard cough remedy of
the world. Sold for 00 years.
Beware of imitations.
In large and small bottle.
Arottl emu that Ion. Hasten cur bjr tb
uso of Ayer's rills.
Prtptred by Dr. S. C. KjtiCo., Uwill. Mui., U.S.A.
For Sale by HILO DRUG COMPANY
The steamers of this line will ar
rive and leave this port as here
under: FROM SAN FRANCISCO.
Sonoma I.December 7
Alameda December 16
Ventura December 28
Alameda January 6
Sierra..-. January 18
Alameda January 27
Sonoma February 8
Alameda February 17
Ventura March 1
Alameda March 10
Sierra March 22
Alameda March 31
FOR SAN FRANCISCO.
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Alameda December 21
Ventura December 27
Alameda January n
Sierra January 17'
Alameda February 1
Sonoma February 7
Alameda February 22
Ventura February 28
Alameda March 15
Sierra March 21
In connection with the sailing of the
above steamers the agents are prepared to
issue, to intending passengers Coupon
Through TlckotO by niy railroad
from Snn Francisco to all points in the
'lulled Suites, and from New York by
an Hieamsmp ltue io an European ports.
For further particulars apply to
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R. T. GUARD, Agent.
WELA KA HAO
Front St., Next to Akana'o
C off do Shop
( BEER ONLY
1 In Kog or Bottle
' JOHN KAI, Jr.
AM, KINDS OF
COODYEAR RUBBER CO.
R. H. PEASE. President.
SAN X'HANCISCO, CAL., U. S, A.
KKMliU MNIIH FAULT.
Allrirrii llllo A nil or j Coulrncl
II. Kendall, the Ililo contractor,
animated by n public spirit 11 ml
with the purpose of seeing the letter
of the law canied out, has formally
protested to the Superintendent of
Public Works against the manner
in which the contract on the Ililo
armory is being performed. When
Assistant Superintendent J. Has
tings Howland was here a few
weeks ago, he personally investi
gated the charges of Contractor
Kendall and of representatives of
the Hilo Mercantile Co., Ltd., rela
tive to variations from the specifica
tions which had been made by the
contractor I,. M. mtehouse
After giving the matter careful con
sideration, he became satisfied that
the contract was beiug carried on
by contractor I.. M. Whitehouse in
a workmanlike manner and in ac
cordance with the instructions of
Engineer G. H. Gere.
The alleged variations from
the specifications were investigated
and found to be trivial and the
changes had been made by the sub
contractor James C. Carter after
consultation with Engineer Gere
and were found necessary to the
proper construction of the building.
The main feature of Mr. Kendall's
objections was that H. Hackfeld &
Co., Ltd., were in reality the bid
ders and that neither Whitehouse
or Carter were the real contractors.
It is claimed that the milling of the
material used in the building is be
ing done by Japanese employed in
the mill of Hackfeld & Co. It is
alleged that the specifications call
for citizen labor and that the em
j ployment. of Asiatics evenjn these
minor details is a violation of the
spirit and intent of the law.
Mr. Kendall's communication to
Superintendent of Public Works, is
"Hilo, December8, 1904.
"Hon. C. S. Holloway, Superinten
dent of Public Works, Hono
lulu, T. H.
"Sir: I wish to call your atten
tion to an article on the tenth page
of the revised specifications for the
Hilo armory under the head of
labor, as follows: "No Asiatic or
Japanese labor to be employed on
or about the work, or in any man
ner whatsoever, either as manufac
turers, laborers, skilled or other
wise, or as suppliant of material.
Any violation of this will be suffi
cient for the cancellation of the con
tract and forfeiture of any moneys
that may be due the contractor, and
all material on the ground shall be
the property of the Government."
"In the first place I wish to call
your attention to the fact that
Hackfeld and Co., of Hilo, are the
contractors, and I can bring proof
that they admit this to be so, al
though the contract ix under the
name of I,. M. Whitehouse, and
that Hackfeld & Co. are not only
the contractors, but arc manufac
turers and suppliers of material as
"I wish to say that I am prepared
to give ample evidence that they
are supplying tlie, material for the
Hilo armory and that they are
manufacturing lumber for the Hilo
armory at their mill with Japanese
labor; and, as a matter of fact, the
Japanese are doing all the milling
for that building.
"I will only call your attention,
in this letter, to the manufacturing
of the rustic. I have been with
witnesses and saw the rustic stuck
by the Japanese at the mill, saw
them pass it right from the sticker
on to a wagon and saw the wagon
hauled to the armory site and un
loaded. I have gone to the same
pile of rustic with a witness and
put n private mark on some of the
boards and these boards have gone
on the building and my mark can
readily be seen. I simply state this
to let you know that I am prepared
to give you proof of what I state.
Although it is a well established
fact, susceptible of proof, that the
firm of Hackfeld & Co. have not
had any but, Japanese, employed in
their mill here for a long time past
except the manager, and I do not
think that they will even attempt
o deny that all the mill work done
on the tnateriul for the armory job,
including the manufacturing of the,
rustic, has been done solely and
only with Japanese laborcts.
"Now, Mr, Ilolloway.I, as 11 citi
zen and a contractor, who is figur
ing all this work and intending to
live up to the specifications (should
I get any of it) ask you to see that
the specifications arc lived up to.
And more particularly do I ask it
on this labor clause, for there is no
excuse whatever for employing
Japanese to do that work.
"I wish to again call your atten
tion to the labor clause for the Hilo
armory. In that clause they arc
very specific and if they are lived
up to at all they must be lived up
to the letter, I sboidd expect you
to make me live up to that clause
shqtild I in any way attempt to
violate it, atid I do expect you to
enforce this clause to the letter with
"When I put in my bid to do this
wdrk on the armory it was with the
expectation of living up to the
specifications if I secured the work,
and if I did not secure it, to do
what I could to see that anyone else
who did secure the work did so.
It is with this idea in view that I
am bringing this matter to your at
tention, and if your specifications
mean anything at all (which I do
not for one moment doubt) and you
find upon inveJtigation that my
statements are true, I shall expect
you to do what those specifications
mean cancel the contract. Even
if it is a wealthy firm that have it
instead of an unfortunate man who
has no particular surplus with which
to fight legal battles.
"Our labor organization here is
watching with much interest the
outcome and I trust you will cause
an investigation of my charges at
once and act immediately.
In response to this letter, Super
intendent Holloway dictated a reply,
stating that the government knows
no one in the Hilo armory contract
except L. M. Whitehouse, and he
does not see how proof can be ob
tained that Hackfeld & Co. are the
contractors. Regarding the em
ployment of Asiatic labor in the
dressing of the lumber in the mill
of H. Hackfeld, the Superintendent
said this matter had been submitted
to the Attorney General as to the
alleged violation of law.
Mr. Kendall says a violation has
been committed and he can prove
it. He declares it is a "tegular
dare game" by a wealthy .firm, at
tempting to ride "roughshod" over
the Department. Mr. Kendall lias
reiterated his remonstrance in a
letter dated January 30th. He
states Capt. Fetter who is acting as
inspector of the work without pay,
is conscientious in his desire to see
the work done properly, but lacks
experience and that he (Kendall)
has volunteered to assist him, also
without compensation, thereby se
curing to the government "the ben
efit of a practical man free of
Superintendent of Public Works
C. S. Holloway seems to be but
little worried about the matter.
He states that as far as these details
were concerned where, the contrac
tors were differing from the specifi
cations, they had obtained the con
sent of G. H. Gere to do so and
the changes were made with the
approval of the Public Works De
partment. "With regard to the assertion
that Hackfeld & Co. are the real
contractors and not Whitehouse, I
can only say that I know nothing j
whatever about it," said Holloway.
"The contract for the job was
signed by Whitehouse and Kendall
has not produced before me any
proofs to prove his assertions. It
is a well known fact that Hackfeld
& Co. are not -in the contracting
"As far as the employment of
Japanese in the milling of the ma
terial is concerned I do 11 at sec that
has anything to do with the con
tract. Non-citizen labor can not
be employed in the actual construc
tion of the building, but we can not
go back and forbid that the material
used shall have been handled by
citizens. If you began such a
course you might trace back and
find that the tiees, which supplied
the lumber, wcie cut by Japanese
on the Coast, or thnt Japanese
placed it on board ship, and thus
throw out almost any contract,"
Afl.t.ttm r..Mn1 A ..!-.. ... .. .1 I
j.ttwiiik. vjiii;iiii 111111 uwn niaiwu
that Holloway had asked him if a
contractor could be prohibited from
purchasing his material from 11 mill
where Japanese were employed.
He had answered that this was
It is alleged that instead of slight
ing his work on the armory, Con
tractor Whitehouse hns agreed to
provide many extras without extra
cost to the government. Details of
the plans, found to be not feasnble,
have been modiGed so as to make
the structure more durable and sub
stantial. The portico is not sup
posed to be ceiled, but the contrac
tor has done so. Instead of i inch
boards being used for door casings,
it has been found necessary to pro
vide two inch timbers to support
the heavy double doors. Lead
flashings, not provided for in the
specifications, are put over each
window casing at the contractors
own cost, as a protection against
rain. Altogether it is claimed the
Territory has been the gainer by
the deviations from the original
plans, all of which has been done
with the approval of the Depart
ment and Engineer Gere.
.! HUSKY SKlXTKIt.
Hon tlif State Authorities arc Uettluir
Kid or Pest.
Trenton, N. J., Dec 19. The
days of the Jersey mosquito are
numbered. And there are not
many of them, even at that, ac
cording to a report which Governor
Murphy is soon to receive from
State Entomologist Smith. Pro
fessor Smith has spent more than
three years investigating and ex
pel imcutiug with the Jersey mos
quito problem, and now believes
that he has secured information
which will enable him to rid the
state of the insect pest which has
so long been a source of annoyance
One important point made in the
report is that the breeding places
of the insect are not widely scatter
ed, as has long been supposed, but
aVe massed, so that work in one 1
locality will often produce results '
for miles around. All of "the 1
natural conditions that keep down '
the mosquito population are care-:
fully considered. The claim that
dragon flies are 'valuable mosquito
checks is not highly rated, but it is
admitted that there are other ii.
sect inhabitants of the pools and I
marshes that do much in killing off
the pest. It is contended in the 1
report that little fish, commonly '
known as minnows, are nature's I
most effective check against the!
In dealing with artificial methods
of control it is shown how it is
possible to take advantage of the
imitations imposed by nature.
The aim should be to destroy mos
quito breeding places rather than
the mosquitoes that breed in them.
Draining and filliugtof marshes are
the chief of the permanent measures
advocated, but there are others
which are considered important
when these are not available or
Nearly the entire Atlantic coast
line, the Delaware Bay shore and a
long stretch of the Delaware river
shore have been surveyed, the
mosquito breeding places have
been located and the measures
necessary to clean them out have
It is shown that much progress
hns been made and at little expense
in mastering the mosquito problem
and there is great promise that the
day is not far distant when the
state will be almost entirely free
from this nunoying and distressing
Hoy Cured of Croup in Fifteen
"Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
cured our little four year old boy
of croup in fifteen minutes. My
wife and I have used this remedy
in our family for the past five years,
having tried many other kinds pre
vious to that time, and can say that
we consider it far superior to any
otherc Frank Hui.i.ykr, Ipava,
Illinois, U. S. A. For sale by the
Hilo Drug Co.
A. B. C. BEERS
In proof of this we call attention to the statement
below. It is an expression by an eminent authority.
It speaks for itself:
Oi'i'icit 01' Statu Analyst
CERTIFICATE OF ANALYSIS
UKKKKUiY, July l8, I904.
Dr. N. K. Fos.tkr,
Secretary State Board of Health.
I have examined sample marked "A. B. C. Beer," St.
Louis, received April, 1904, and report as follows:
This analysis was made at the request of the "Hilbkkt
Mercantile Co.," the sample having been bought by me in
open market. The beer was in a good state of preservation
and was clear and sparkling. The chemical analysis showed
that it was freo from adulteration, artificial pro
orvativoa and impurities.
seal W. B. RISING,
TV "lfc f"A BOHEMIAN
&, -1Z m BOTTLED BEER
The ONLY ,BEER absolutely perfect and healthful, according to every
analysis, and the ONLY BEUR bottled EXCLUSIVELY
AT THE BREWERY IN ST. LOUIS.
W. C. PEACOCK & CO., Ltd. Peacock Bloc"" Hilo
J. C. Ohlandt,
N. OHLANDT & CO
Sulphate of Potash,
Sulphate 'of Ammonia,
Alaska Fish Scrap,
Certificate of Analysis accompanies our shipments, which wc guarantee
to be correct.
R. Is. GUARD,'
Agent for the Hawaiian Islands
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