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HONOLULU, H. I., MONDAY, JANUARY 2!), 1800
Puion 5 Oihtb.
r RUSSIANS TO GROW SUGAR
Scheme or California Ceet Sugar
Emigrants Brcught From Canada Possi
bility cf Difucultlej Wltb the
Los Angeles, Jan. 15. Twenty-one
thousand Russians, now living In Brit
ish Columbia, may settle on beat land
of the Las Alamltas Sugar Company
near Long Beach, In this county. At
torney J. Robs Clark anil n committee
of Russians are here looking over the
country, and If satisfactory arrange
monti arc made the exodus from Can
nda will begin before March.
It Is said that A. P. Demons of this
city va the original Instigator of tho
calony movement anil that It was hla
idea from tho first havo his country
men locate, on these sugar beet lands.
Demons arrived home from tho north
this afternoon with a committee, sent
out by the Russians to examine the
State preparatory to their contem
plated removal from the north, where
they uro at present.
Demons' Interest on behalf of his
fellow countrymen Is purely a philan
thropic one. Ho Is u gentleman of
menus who, for purely political rca
bona, has become a voluntary exile,
from his natlvo land and has decided to
make Los Angeles his permanent
home. Ho 13 a personal friend of
Count Leo Tolstoi, tho famous novel
ist, who is equally interested In having
tho Doukhobers settled In unmo place
where their Industry und frugality will
ennblo them to live and worship their
Creator according to tho dictates of
their own conscience.
The colonists were brought to Amer
ica free by tho Canadian l'ucillo Rail
road, which corporation gave them
free lands and also had donated to
them a sum of money, per capita, by
tho Canadian Government. They And
tho conditions of life too illdlcult in
that provlnco and nro unxiouo to
leave. Demens resents a report that he
Is t- bo paid for tho services ho la ren
dering his poorer countrymen 07 tho
Southern Paclflo Company o," any other
agency, nd those who knot, nlm de
clare such a statement to he absurd,
as ho has means enough for all his
needs, and is not compelled to 1 'irn any
fees ns an Interpreter of the Russian
It Is a legal question whothei thcao
Intended emigrants can cr tho Ca
nadian border Into tho Uni d States
without a thorough cxamln t'0.1 and
possible hindrance by tho United
States Immigration officials, owing to
existing statutes and Treasury De
partment regulations. Dcmct says
that President Huntington of the
Southern Pacific has been .11 pealed to
and has taken n personal Interest In
tho projected movement of tho colo
nists to California, and a veiy low rate
for their transportation will bo made
when It Is dually decided foi them to
leave their present temporal y homes.
A Complete History of
the Campaign of th e Vol
unteer Troops m .the
Philippines, with an Ac
count of th eir i- rst Re
ception in Honolulu.
sr Snperbly lllnslr ted. 4
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VheSpanlsh war in the Philippines.
SING CaONG SAFES OPENED
Three With Contents In Fine State
Largest Safe Opened by tbe Combination
Othr Three Were Forced Last One's
Contents Burned Black.
Locksmiths hnvo been busy all
morning opening tho four safes taken
from tho ruins of the Sing Chong Co.
at tho corner of King and Maunnkca
streets and moved to tho temporary
ofllco of tho company on Fort street
below tho First National Bank. A. O.
M. Robertson was present for tho
Boaru of Hcnlth while quite a number
of lnsuranco men stood about watch
Tho flist tried Is n five ton safe made
by one of tho best companies In tho
United States. Much to the surprise, of
nil a few taps of n hammer sn diced to
loosen tho combination so that it was
opened without It being found neces
sary to uso any force whatever.
Tho Inner doors wero In good condi
tion ami when opened showed nil the
Importn' . ieiimoiitH, books nnd
money 111 puifect condition. A little
water had found Its way Into tho safe,
but this was not enough to do any
damage. Paper money wus found stick
ing to tho (loots but they weto not In
jured In tho least. Not even a wrap ot
paper was scorched.
Tho safo was In tho flro thlrly-slx
Tho second Is a four ton safe of tho
same make. With this It was found
necessary to uso a crow bar but upon
opening tho inner doors tho contents
were found to be In tho same state of
preservation. Nothing was Injured and
tho burglar proof part at tho bottom
wus In as good condition ns ever.
Tho third Is a small safe In which
Hong Qunu, manager of tho Sing
Chong Co. kept his private papers and
ills wlfo'8 Jewelry. When this was
opened tho solid gold Jewelry fell out
In as good condition ns when It was
first put In. Tho papers were also In
first class condition. This safe bore
tho same name as the two large safec.
Tho fourth la a safo about the sanio
slzo of tho third, but It bears tho name
of another firm. When piled open It
was found that tho papers and every
thing In tho safo were burned blnck.
Both water and flro In abundance had
reached tho contents of tho safe.
Tho Sing Chong Co. has one mora
snfo on Ntiuanu street which will bo
aliened ns soon ns It can bo removed to
tho temporary offlce.
Tho chief clerk of tho Sing Chong
Co. Is In quarantine In Kakaako so that
Hong Quon, tho manager, will wait
until ho has completed his period be
fore taking out the contents of the
Police Court Notes.
There were forty-threo cases in the
Police Court this forenoon nnd nine
teen were cases of drunkenness. It
was brought out that tho people In tho
long row of rooms on Richards street
below Queen wero on n general sprco
Saturday night. Among theso was
Gabriel, tho Indian who has often
figured In tho Police Court. This de
fendant would havo it that ho was not
drunk, notwithstanding tho statements
of tho policeman. As the cause of nil
tho troublo at tho placo mentioned
Judgo Wilcox fined Gabriel $5 and
costs rind tou him that, once In n
whllo he had been found to tell tho
truth, but this was not until ho could
not help himself.
W. G. Hull's Report.
The purser of tho W. O. Hall makes
tho following report of shipping mat
ters on tho Garden Isle: "The schoon
er Metha Nelson sailed from Makaweli
for San Francisco on tho afternoon of
January 26, taking 10,700 bags ot su
gar; tho Makco was at Koloa loading
tho Robert Lowers Saturday; K. S. M.
has 7,500 bags of sugar left; V. K., 700
and 'Diamond W.' 2,500; could get no
communication with tho other places.
Flag Raising Tomorrow,
Thero will bo United States llag
rnlslng at Camp Jones, Kallhl, at noon
tomorrow. A national salute will bo
Co. Ii will go out to Kallhl this af
ternoon or tomorrow. This will bring
tho wholo regiment there, A detail
from Camp Jones daily will do guard
duty at headquarters in town.
Tho Nllhnu will bo oft tho marine
railway In a short tlmo and her placo
will bo taken immediately by tho W.
G. Hall. Tho former steamer will sail
for Kauai ports in tho W. O. Hall's
placo at 4 o'clock on Wednesday.
Limit to Expenditure.
This morning tho Executlvo Coun
cil decided that, boyond tho 15,000 al
ready appropriated, no moro money bo
expended In tho building of habita
tions for people released from quarantine
NEW WAREHOUSE AND WHARF
Naval Commandant Merry
Gives All Possible
Bids to Close on Wednesday And
Thirty Days Given for Construc
tion Dimensions 400 Feet
Locg And 120 Feet
A full meeting of tho Executive
Council this morning received tho spo
clal wharf committee of tho Chamber
of Commerce, W. M. Ill Hard and 1..
Suhr being the committeemen present,
together with K. R. Stackable, Collec
tor General of Customs. Tho Immedi
ate object Is to secme a quarantine
wharf and warehouse for the present
emergency, with tho ultimate purpose
of having the stiucttires n permanent
addition to the mcrcaiitlo facilities of
Minister Damon submitted tracings
pieparcd by Surveyor General Alexan
der showing all ot tho city and harbor
property token for tho Army nnd Navy
by proclamation of tho President of tho
United States. One of tho reservations
so mado begins nt tho Kakaako bat
tel y, the line running out to tho Hca
lanl boathouse, and Its seaward front
age parallel with tho coral seawall, Is
one hundred feet from tho harbor line.
Incidentally It may bo mentioned that
tho lower part of Punchbowl street Is
taken to add to the coal piles, with a
suggestion that tho street bo doilccted
nt the turn to reach tho marine rail
way. The Kakaako 1 enervation flist men
tioned laps over twenty feet upon tho
site for wharf and wnrchotisa recom
mended by toe Chamber of Commerco
committee. This gives the Hawaiian
Government one Hundred feet width tX
unreserved territory. It camo out in
tho conferenco that tho Hawaiian Gov
ernment has yet to bo advised of nny
proclamation by President McKlnley
reserving tho Fort street lots and tho
Kniincs wharf site, which u press dis
patch from Washington has declared
had been selected by tho military nu
tliorltlcs for reservation.
Mr. Stackable had been Informed on
good authority that tho Army had tak
en tho propci tics In question.
Mr. Young, coming back to the main
subject, reported tho results of his con
sultation with Commander Merry,
comlnnndnnt of this naval station. An
swering tho Minister's questions, Com
mander Merry said ho was willing to
recommend to tho United States Gov
ernment that permission bo given the
Hawaiian Government to construct a
wharf and warehouso upon tho site do
slied, but that tho structures should be
kept entirely within tho hnrbor lines.
Tho commandant was also willing that
tho materials now on hand for tho na
tional hnrbor works, such ns could not
bo obtained hero othcrwlso at present,
should bo used for tho proposed con
structions. Further, ho nssented to
tho proposition that tho contractors
doing United Stntes work horo now'
might tako tho contract for tho pro
posed construction if It fell to them.
President Dolo asked It tho com
mandant was willing to havo tho wharf
nnd warehouso used Indefinitely for tho
commerco of the port.
Minister Young had not asked that
Mr. Glrfard stated that Commander
Merry had said to him that, whatovor
rights tho United States had there. If
tho Hawaiian Government requested
permission to erect nnythlng thero ho
would recommend R bo given. A con
dition would bo that tho structures
should bo removed upon duo notlco
from tho United States Government.
Mr. G Iff aid having asked It there would
bo a probability ot such notice being
given, tho commandant cited the enso
of a hotel erected under n similar con
dition in tho States which has been
left to occupy tho ground for thirty
Minister Young exhibited the plans
and specifications of tho wharf and
warehouse. Ho remarked that it would
bo no uso to build a little bit of a
wharf. Thero would bo wharves all
tho way out thero to tho end of tho sea
wall. They would soon havo steam
eis fiom Now York hero, and whore
wero they going to put them? Ans
wering Mr. Dolo, ho said thero was no
access from tho shor(! It was not
wanted for immcdlato purposes, but ho
pointed out on tho plan whoro com
munication with tho shoro would bo
Minister Cooper objected to a sug
gestion casually mado that tho wharf
might bo mado longer nnd narrower so
as not to go boyond tho hundred feet
ot width outside tho United States re
servation, Tho plans nro for a length
of 100, nnd n width of 120 feet. Theso
dimensions ought not to bo diminished,
nnd tho speaker had no fear that their
occupancy would over bo disturbed.
It was given out that tho balanco for
hnrbor Improvement In tho loan fund
was sufllcient for going ahead with
On motion of Minister Cooper, tho
Minister of tho Interior was Instructed
to request Commander Merry for per
mission to construct tho wharf and
warehouso on tho bRo shown on ox
hlblt. It was also voted to instruct tho
Minister of the Interior to advertise
for bids, closing nt nOon on Wednes
day next, for tho construction of (he
wnnri nnu warehouse, nccordlng to the
plaiiB and specifications prepared by
Cotton Urothers & Co., null to proceed
with tho work If a bid bo obtained
within tho appropriation. It was un
derstood that the tlmo for construction
Is to bo thlrtv ilnvn.
Tho townward end of tho wharf will
be two hundred feet beyond the Hea
Mr. Glffnrd, nt the close of the con
ference, expressed on behalf of tho
committee great satisfaction nt the
promptness of tho Government in Ito
action, which ho said would afford
great relief to tho congestion of rom
meire now prevailing.
CABLE SHIP NERO HERE
Tho U. S. Cable Survey ship Nero ar
il ved nnd anchored off port nt about
noon today. Sho was telephoned nt
about S o'clock, but her delay In get
ting off port was duo to the fact that
her olllccrs and men wero busy survey
ing nnd taking soundings.
Pilot Macaulay went out after the
Nero but wob not allowed aboard. Tho
captain explained that ho had plenty
of coal, water and provisions on board
so that ho was perfectly Independent
Tho Nero Is eighty days from Guam
this great length ot tlmo being spent
In tho work of surveying und taking
soundings for n cable.
Tho Nero has a neat accumulation
of mall here. Had It not been for this
the survey ship would not have re
mained for a mlnuto hero.
A note was sent In to Captain Merry
who went out In tbe steam launch to
communicate wltb the captain.
Homo of tho olllccrs explained to Cap
tain Macaulay that they had Jlniply
been dead to tho world for months and
asked him such questions as. "Who
won tho yacht race?"
HOTEL STREET ROBBERY.
.Manager Spltzer of "Tho Hub," a
clothlngutoroon Hotel street near Fort,
Is u sad but wiser man today for ho is
out Just $150 and tho galling part of It
Is that, up to tho present time, no clue
whatever can bo found. Mr. Spltzer
told tho following story to a Uullctln
reporter this morning:
"I left tho storo at about 10:30
o'clock Saturday night nfter having
carefully put away $100 In sliver aim
$1 1 In checks In n drawer of one of the
counters. The money was tied in a
"Upon returning to the store Sunday
morning I found tho money gone.
Every door and window was as I left It
Saturday night so I concluded that tho
person who took tho money had a
. "I reported tho matter at police
headquarter Immediately, but no clue
has yet been found."
From the appearance of things it
would seem that tho person who took
ti.o money knew well the hnblts of Mr.
Spltzer who, since tho storo was open
ed, has been In the habit of storing his
money away In various places about
tho store, not possessing n safo him
self. Evidently someone saw him put
tho money In tho drawer and acted,
Tho watches in thn drawer wero not
Mr. Spltzer had been remonstrated
with by tho keeper of tho hotel In
which he stnys to bring his money
home with htm for safo keeping In tho
hotel snfo but ho saw fit to do other
wise. FRATERNAL ASSOCIATION.
II. 13. Wolty, vlco picsident, H. .1.
Salter, secretary; Justlco W. A. Whit
ing, Arch. F. Ollflllnn, J. F. F.okardt,
L. H. Dec. J. Tucker and J. 11. Craig
attended tho meeting of tho Fraternal
Societies Association this afternoon,
Tho committee on n detention home
for members or their families reported,
J. II. Craig would erect a cottage with
four rooms, besides kitchen and bath
house combined, within two days for
$760. It was decided to leavo both the
building nnd tho furnishing In abey
nnco, tho commltteo having full power
to net In caso ot necessity.
Tho thrco shacks on Queen street op
poslta tho Judiciary building, con
demncd by tho Hoard Saturday, wero
burned this forenoon by tho fire do
SITUATION IS QUIET TODAY
Board 01 Health Bulletin Shows No
Japanese Victim 0I Tin Plague Taken Frcm
KaliM Mention Camp Sunday-His
Widow a Suspect.
2 p. m. Thero have been no
plaguo cases today. Tho last
was tho Japaneso from Kallhl
yesterday. For over n week
there has been n decided lull,
only one case nppenring during
It was close upon 5:30 o'clock Satur
day afternoon that the lire whistle
blow, summoning tho flro department
to tho vicinity of the Chinese theaters
In Anln oft King street. Ono of tho cm
ployeu of tho O. It. & L. on his way
homo from work, saw smoke coming
from a house near tho theater on the
upper sldo of Anla lano. Superintend
ent Dcnlhon of the O. R. & L. then
turned in tho alarm.
My this tlmo tho engines arrived on
the scene tho dames had broken out
and, fanned by n good breeze, were
spreading to adjoining buildings.
Sparks flow about sotting flro to other
bulldlngB and threatening tho depot
nnd shops of tho O. R. & L.. It was not
many minutes before most of tho build
ings makal of tho P.ilama grocery and
mmikn of tho recently erected Hoard
of Health warehouses were on flro nnd
when the firemen left the scene, tho
Chlncso theater on tho makal sldo of
Anla lane was the only building left.
The smaller of the two warehouses
mentioned nbovo was very badly char
red and It was only by tho most per
sistent cffortB that this building was
kept from being burned. Had this one j
caught flro the larger must also havo '
gone. Hotli nro filled with very valu-1
able freight from Chlnntown that was. I
ti took but a little over an hour to
mini tiuwu in mo ncigiiooriioou ot
thirty buildings In Aala. The flro did
great damago to both electric light and
No one has been nblo to find tho
cause of tho fire. Captain .Chlney
states that ho saw n lot of smoke roll
out of the windows of a small houso
near to and on the Dwn sldo of tho
Chinese theater that was burned whllo
Inspector Crawford states that ho was
tluough this house not twenty min
utes before tho alatm wns sounded.
Hvprythlng, In fact, Indicates lnccn
dlai Ism. It Is believed that Homo Chi
nese, thinking the Hoard of Health,
nfter hating condemned tho place,
would btirely set flro to It, determined
to mako their own flro so as to recover
Tho carpenter work at Wnlnknmilii
will be complete by Tuesday or Wed
nesday. Dr. Herbert, appointed a commltteo
of ono to mako inquiries Into the mat
ter of hospital buildings at the big
camp, wcut out to the placo Saturday
nnd decided without n moment's hesi
tation that tho bulldlngB wero none
too many for tho needs of tho cnmp.
Tho work of tho carpenters had been
stopped pending tho Investigation but
It was not long before operations were
There wero a largo number of visi
tors nt tho big camp yesterday.
Tho administration building will bo
In shnpo for occupancy by Wednesday.
Tho work of fumigating and segre
gating people at the big cnmp hgnn to
day. A man highly lecoiumcnik-d In tho
morning for tho position of a guard,
returned In tho afternoon walking
seven ways nt onco. Ho tried to paBs
thn lines, but ran up against a stolid
military guard and changed IiIb mind.
Two Portuguece Die.
Jose Cnrvnlhn, aged 32, died at his
homo on Punchbowl this morning. Dr.
Alvarez reported tho caso and n Hoard
of Health physician was sent up to In
vestigate. Death was found to have
been caused by pneumonia.
Manoel I-oanda, aged C8, died nt his
homo on Kmma street near Punchbowl
at 2 o'clock thlH moiulng. As de
ceased wns perfectly well last night
tho enso wns considered suspicious
enough for n post mortem. Dr. Hoff
man discovered that Oedema pulmon
urn had been tho cause of death.
Doctorn Viuit Cnmps.
Drs. Wood nnd Day mado n round
of the detention camps near town yes
torday forenoon. In tho afternoon,
SuperlntcndentsAtkinson and Nichols,
George Smithies ot tho kerosene ware
house, Dr. Hoffman and Dr. Gnrvln,
called on Dr. Howard at Kallhl and
were shown ubout tho camp.
Takasnkl, malo Japanese, aged 25,
died yesterdny and his caso appearing
Hiiguiiy Buapiciuuu, u iiu.il murium was
held by Dr. Hoffman. It was found
that death had been caused by typhoid
A Wlso RcHolutlon.
Bent around to Its Inspectors Sunday
niicrnoon a resolution to tho effect that
nil sub-Inspectors be notified to warn
Chlncso nnd Japanese servants at the
various names in mo city not to leave
tho premises nt night timo lest sum
mary action bo taken in their cases.
This uctlon will certainly bo tnout
welcomo to a great many localities
where keeping Chlncso nnd Japanese
hclpon tho place nt night has been next
VcHtcrdny'H Pltiguc CtiHC.
Assngura, male Japanese, aged 33,
died In the hospital of the Kallhl de
tention camp Sunday afternoon after
an illness of a couple of days or more.
The body was taken to tho morgue
whero Dr. Hoffman held a post mor
tem examination. A case of plague
was clearly shown.
The wife of Assngura, taken sick nt
about tho same tlmo ns her husband.
Is being closely watched as It 1b be
lieved bho ha tho plague.
Warehouse Cnmp Notes.
A quartet of Hawallans from ICnme
humcha school was sent down to tho
wnrchotibo camp Sunday afternoon to
slug hymns for the people In quaran
tine. Superintendent Atkinson calculates
freeing 700 people from qunrnnttno by
ANOTHER NEW EXPLOSIVE
Washington Jan. 13. Tho Oriltiaiic"
Bui can of the Navy, under Admiral
O'Nell, has begun the Investigation of
a now high explosive known uh "mar
site," tho discovery of Mr. Hathaway,
of Wellsboro, Pa. Preliminary testa ot
the ('om.)ouud havo been named under
tho direction of Comnnndor Joseph
Kntnn of the Navy, :nd good results
have bo far b'eu obtained. All great
Huropean powers nro oxperlmentliu
with now high explosives with a viov
to securing a compound which com.
bines great velocity with low rr83uia
and safety. The Inventor ct marsUc
has not yet disclosed tho composition,
of tho explosive, but ho has demon
stratcd to Commander Eaton mat It
is oco of tho safest explosivei in th
world to handle.
Commander Kntim rocertly witness
ed an exhibition at Lowell,. Mass..
whero the explosive was submitted to
n number of test), it looks Ilka dark
clay, and there was .i llttlj trepidation
when the Inventor piocoedvil to pound
It with a hammer to break It into small
pieces. He demonstrat.'d that It Is Im
possible to produce -m explosion with
It by hard blows, and further trial
hhoued that it would not cxplodo when
lighted. A flame earned It to merely
skzlc for n second nnd tho light went
out. To explode marslte It U noceAiary
to uso simultaneously combined forces
ot percussion and concussion. In ('(in
ducting tho experiments there forces
were secured by tho use of hn elec
tric battel y. and to show its great pow
er a quantity ot rotupoiind wnj placed
tu n four-inch shelK which was placed
in an excavation In the ground; Over
the hole wus a screen of stent one Inch
thick nnd n wooden structuro was.
built on top. The current vjw turned
on nnd tho explosion tora n hole in tho
steel plate und burst the shell In thou
sands of fragments.
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