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BVENJNO B01UIT11, HONOLULU, T-. H SANJIUUY, FlJli. Ii, 191t).
Second Week of
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IN BUSINESS CIRCLES
TREMENDOUS REDUCTIONS ON BROKEN LINES TO EFFECT IMME
FINAL CLEARANCE OF READY-TO-WEAR APPAREL ,
LADIES' BLACK SILK COATS
? 4.75 Silk Ccat.
7.50 " "
8.00 " "
S.50 " "
.10.00 " "
28.50 Black Silk Suit! 7.50
CLOTH ETON COAT ,
Original .Price '. . A $10.00
! Sale Price 2,jj0
SHORT CLOTH COAT
Original Price ,$10.50
Sale Price .- 3.00
6ornei Fort and Bcretania
Residence Undertaking Parlors
M. E. Silva's
will bo removed about
.1 location on Cbnplaln street oppo
site tbo Catholic Sisters. Tho now
place will bo woll
on two sides. For
Uiro In this now, up-to-dato .under
taking, parlors ' thoro will bo no
charge for tho use.
frco to nil who wish
tho bodies ot beloved
home from within
city limits to our'
tree ci cnargc.
Present Phone, 179 - Night Call 1014
. NEW HATS;
1098 Hnnura'.St. ,
Union - Pacific
Transfer Co., Ltd.
FnrrsHnr wid Wano Momcf.
CALENDARS and LEATHER
AND -FLOWER SEEDS
Younc Bldn. ' Tel. 33,
BOOKS! BOOKS! BOOKS!
'" Go to '
' BRpWN & LYON CO., LTD.
Alexander Young Bide
' T ' $05.00 ,
B. ARLZIGH & CO., LTD.
BULLETIN ADH PAV
On Fort Street below
SHORT PLAID COATS
Original Price ., $7.50
Sale Price :......' 3.90
LONG BLACK AND WHITE CLOTH
Original Price .'.V.... $20.00
Sale Prices 12.00
SHORT WHITE SERGE COAT
Original Price , . $11.50
ChIa TnsiA ' 4 Oft
GOODS NOW ON DISPLAY IN
Strestt-iOppot'iU Fire Station,
Fobrunry 15 tol
tho. resldcnco tea
The parlor In
to remain with
from hospitals or
thrco. miles ot
plnco of 'buslno.-iA
NEW PATTERNS IN STAMPING.
1' TrWTIISPtBTAII' an A nT.nvwj
fliss Kate Woodard
1141 Fort Street '
FRENCH and EYELET
Mrs. J. Rosenberg,
Alexander Y6un(c, BuOdtnR ' i .
We make Rubber Stamps Buck
Handle. Self Inker and Fftc-Simfle'.
WALL, NICHOLS Op., LTD. '
" BEST -SODA WATER
Coca-Cola, Jersey Cream, Iron Brew,
and all the popular flavors
HAWAIIAN SODA WORKS
I Phone 510 ' '
Are the ART GOODS shown in the
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ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOP,
Prohibition bos stirred tho busi
ness section as well as the com mil
?ity generally more than any other
Ingle thing the past week. Prohi
bition would seem to-bo very little
of a business problem for anyone,
but the persons engaged In the liq
uor trade or owning stock In soma
liquor trading or manufacturing cor
poration. That Is .where things arc
not what they seem.
Prohibition means very much to
tho business of theso Islands since,
If it Is enforced, the Inhibition of
tho Use of what are classed' ns' intox
icating liquors will glvo rise to an
other-source of friction nhd dlscon'
tent, among tho laboring population,
Hawaii's chief Industry, emnlovs a
class of people who use intoxicants
In one form or another as they would
food, Thoy have been born and
bred to .the" use of' drinks that ire
ftlcohollc. They would no mora un
derstand tlie prohibition of this than
they would rlco or black'bread. Con
sequently prohibition would causo
discontent, not nmong drunkards,
but among ..sober and lempernto
working men." '
That Is' one reason why business
men don't like tho prohibition agita
tion, and wherein it seriously Inter-
feres with the stability of business
of tho Territory
Another all-important point in
volved In prohibition as it has been
presented is the fact that it threat
ened to bo a law passed by Congress,
which rdcanl Federal' interference
with matters of local administration;
that Is, ah Invasion of the rights of
This would be mlchtv bad busi
ness. If It started wlti the llqubr
traffic It might' extend to other lines,
particularly to matters of govern
mental administration that would re
sult In tho big people' as well As the
hoi pollbl of thb Islands ''being
crned rather than governing. That
would hurt business.
Theso nro tho two principal
sources ot business excitement In
connection with prohibition,, aside
front the personal differences and
prejudices that always enter nn at
tempt to' settlo the problem of what
to do with the liquor traffic.
An atmosphere' of general satis
faction pervaded tho downtown dis
trict on Friday noon, when tho II u 1-
1 e 1 1 ii extra, with Us Washington
dispatches, gavo tho first announce
ment of tho Senato committee's con
clusion to refer, the prohibition ques
tion to a vote- of the peoplo of tho
Territory. This preserves the prln
clplo of homo rule and non-lntcrfer-once,
although' it will create somo
right hot campaigning, should Con
gress finally pass tho proposed Joint
Stocks, as usual, are tho pool about
which most all public attention
swirls. The market has been very
quiet, when the prlco ot 'sugar Is
taken Into .consideration, but vory
firm. During tho latter part of the
week prices sagged off from nn.
eighth to a quarter in many In
stances, but there was nothing like
n depression. Buyers appear to bo
holding off in expectation of n shad
ing down In tho prlco of sugar. 'The
only thing In this lino was' a drop
Df centrifugals from 4.165 cents ic
,4111, which wasn't enough' to help
the prophetsot'a slump, especially In
view of the- revival In' the prlcb of
Tho Bulletin on Wednesday
published a statoment from tho sug
ar circular of tho Federal refinery,
showing that the' stiortago of Euro
pean sugar supplies win oo exirema
nnd thb refiners ot that part of tho
world must draw on the sources of
supply usually reckoned In tho ex
cluslvo' field of America.' This means
Just ono thing firm nnd advancing
prices from this time on.
'Oho of 'tho "most' conservative mon
of' the' Torrltory remarked that tho
average price ot sugar for tho sea
son's crop promised to bo 4.25. To
glanco over iiio prices prevailing for
the lnsf three years, this must bo re
garded as' a conservative es'tlmato.
Figures of fbfmer years show, that
the season of low prlccY for raw sug
ars" ended' between' February 10 'and
IC. From that time on It was a
steady advance, holding to a consid
erably' Higher lovol through tho lat
ter part of February and into March,
Utter which It Jumped Irregularly,
but always advanced.
( Comparison ot .this year's prices
They are exclusive in
with thoso prevailing at the same
dofe last year brings out tho, act
that wo. are now getting over seven
dollars a ton more than last year,
olid this on the' futal crop of the Is
lands represents a matter of four
millions of dollars. Prwsent pros
pects nroMhat tho difference to the
advantage of Hawaii will bo larger
rather than any less. The statisti
cal 'position should certainly create
contldenco nnd promoto activity In
tne sugar stock market, If It be pos
sible for anything to stir the town.
Tho stock lint, of. -tho week started
off with a sale of ten shares ot Ha
waiian Agricultural at 255, an ad
vaiico of five dollars n Bhare over
tho last previous transfer.
When" thinks like this happen al
most oV'ory inoh'th or so' In connec
tion with, .IInralla sugar stocks,-the
standing mystery Is why anyone In
Hawaii should put their money. In
anything else than these local sugar
securities, that call not be equaled br
Improved' jipdn In. any Investment or
speculative iriarket'-ot the world,
Ew's Crop Estimate.
Ewa sotdrit.34!25 tho early part
ot ino weeK and sagged' to 34 on
(Thursday and Frldayi Someone
started the report that Manager, tten
ton ltad,phangod his crop estimate on
account ot the low sugar .content ot
the Julep.", This statement has'beon
ofllclally denied to a representative
of tho HulletVn. vjjanager Hen
ion haB not changed his estimate
It may bo that some broker has
changed it for him, to promote a' lit
' Hawaiian Commercial has, remain
ed very quiet and very firm at 39.22.
HonoUaa stockholders held their an
nual meeting" this weok nnd elected
officers. "The report has not yet been
gov-!m!,'" PubllP Bu lio plantation Is
Known 10 uo. in'.goou conuuion. jsoar-
ly five hundred shares sold (In Thurs
day at 23.25', but drppped .off an
eighth on a ten-share lot sold on the
iiuitiuunuu nun uiuue a very good
showing 'selling nt 18.25 and M8.37
In 'very small quantities, and not
very1 active bidding.
Oahu has wandered between 36.50
and 3C.2C on, very slight trading.
Stockholders of this plantation are
expecting, an Increase to the two
per cent, dividend next July or be
fore, nnd even an extra before on
account of the. kettlcment ot the
damages ot tha.istrlka that were
guaranteed by the other plantations
or too isianus, ana.snoum be paid in
the not far distant future
Onomea is strong at '55, a large
part' ot the buying' in this stock be
ing from San Francisco:
A few shares of Paauhnu havo
sold at 29.25, the present ruling fig
ure. rioneer sold at 215, and on
Friday 217.50 was ibid, with holder
Walalua dropped off from tho sale
nt l4o last week, 'and a few shnres
went at 12D, but, as usual, practical
ly nono ot the stock Is coming out,
nnd after, tho bidders dropped to
127.50, they rallied again with no
rosult. Reports from this planta
tion contlnuo to bo very favorable,
and it Is hard to make tho crowd fool
that the one per cent, a month is hot
coming this year. 1
McBrydo and olaa.
The two cheap stocks havo furnished
tho largest, trading so far as tho num
ber of shares Is concerned. Mcllrydo
sold at 7.E0, sagged to 7.25 and then
revived again 'Ono of tho interesting
rumors "of the weok Is tnat rdlllt
bought tho. two thousand bhares of
Mcllrydo which sunt tho' stock to
eight dollars atcf a talk with If. p,
Baldwin who had Just rpturn'ed from
a' lour of Inspection. ;.tr: Baldwin
bpoko so enthusiastically jhat Polllli
bought and expects to' coublo his
money before the end of the present
Ecafoii. A great many 'investors nro
buying In this stock nnd "cooking It
away," "forgoltlng they hnvo It; for a
while," but' ".atlsfiod that It will bo
one of tho money make, in a short
time." ' I
Olaa, after slumping immediately
following tho flotation of tho new bond
Issue, took a sudden spurt on Thurs
'day of this week, Sovcra! hundred
Bhares Bold at C.50 and then ad'vancoJ
to C.75, Whero tho buying stopped for
a whllo, although the mnrKet was re
ported to have been cleaned of tho
G.75 stock. Buyers of tlils Btock' arc
satltfled that with any kind of luck at
all, this plantation should join tho
dividend class much sooner than Mci
Brydo possibly qan.lts crop, "this yo'ar
should be twenty thousand tons, nnd'
tho expenso of harvesting will ho less
than ever bcrore'. The llantt.tm will
save fifty thousand dollars In Inter
est by reason of the how 'itnnil"' Issue
and Its crop will go onlho tntrkct' Into
In the season when tho highest sugar
prices nro ruling. It Is not antici
pated that the forthcoming annual re"
port will show unythlng very remark
able for tho year' Just past, expect the
Important consolidation ot tho Indebt
edness, but ono canjcaslly draw from
It tho promising prospect resulting
from reduced cxrJcnses.bcttcr cind and
plenty of labor In. 'handling , tho pres
ent crop. Bomo peoplo have formed
tho habit of knocking Olaa, nhllo oth
ers loso no opportunity to speak evil
of it because thoy predicted Ub' fail
ure and have been disappointed. Those
who havo studied tho figures and
watched the plantation bcllevo tho
"turn" has como.
Optaldo the sugar, Brewery slock
has .been watched with great Interest.
As soon as tho prohibition talk start
ed tho stock slumped and a few1 shares
Bold at 18. Rumors had, It that you
could get all you wanted nt 10 to 15
but none ot. that camo Into tho open
market. Tho stock did however drop
to 18 and rallied to 19. It will prob
ably soon return to Its usual figure
anil someone will havo made a nc.it
cleanup. N ,
Oahu Railways sold at 142.50, which
now appears to bo tho stablo flguro for
the stock. Previous sales havo been
made at 145.
Somo twenty-Dvu thousand dollars"
ot bonds havo l.ton reinm.il dm lug
thq week, Tho largest amounts havo
been Olaa Gs at 95. Hllo It.-illwny lix
tensions' sold at 95.50 and ouo Witln
lna 5, ciime o-it at 100.75. Hawaii Irri
gation sold at lOl.
Dividends paid, out havo boon the
togulars of Paqtihau, Hutchinson nnd
Walluku, tntnllng In nil about eight
thousand dollars. t
Oood prices for rnvy sugar aro not
tho only reassuring features of tlmtdt
nation for Hawaii. Thqteaily Influx
,of Immigrant laborern from tho Phil
ippines and homo builders from; liar
bin has put tho plantations In a bet
ter' condition as . regards labor than
they havo ben for a long lima. Ui
wards" of two thousand peoplo will land
in tho Islands to occupy homes and
tako up work on tho sugar plantations
wlthn tho next thirty days. Spcclnl
Agent Atkinsbn reports, over sixteen
hundred Russians on tho way and
ifillplHOB nro arriving by every steam
or from .Manila. Tho workmen nro
contented because they aro bettor paid
than over before, and tho plantations
uro able to keep up their full area In
a first class stato of "cultivation.
BuMdlng for Philippines.
Miicli comment has resulted from
thb'contract 'given tho Honolulu Iron
Works for the construction of a com
ploto sugar 'mill turning out a refined
product for 'tho Mlndaro Development
Company. This cnlerprlso represents
tho advance ot mcii -whoso names ap
pear aniong the ofllcors ot tho Sugar
i : EC i!
After all it's the tailor who
makes a suit a success or a
failure. The most fascinat
ing style would be a fizzle if
there iwere not careful
That is the reason why our
Suits at $20 are better than
the suit you buy in town for
They are perfect in every
way. "If not you can have
your money back." "' "
. -.j .
T.ftist 'nto this' Phi:ippliio"ncM.v It Is
Mated, however, by tho Iron Works
icoplo that Ibis Is not a Trust enter-
prlso, One of thoso' Interested U
WliariCS VteiCll. WHO lUU importnill
ment' for mr own 'citizen labor. The
purpose of -tho promoters' is to iim -
iliico a refined 'product that will com-
lieiotwlth 'tlulltrin:iknn',fciie,ir1 In lliftl
Mnnlln niarkct. Tho contract (wati
cheii tho' Honolulu' Iron Work nrnr.
uiianciai connecuomi in Hawaii, inis steiimcr, 'tho Cascndo, foVnierly oper.
new mill Ib" to 'cost nliput llvo hundred n'te'd along the Coast by C. It "McCor-
thuusnnd rtbllars. It Is to bo built nt niick" & Co. tho Cnxcailo t Bit tona
tho local work and furnish employ- p,,,,. M,i -i-w 'n t,inn,. nri.t m
tlcnlly without cbriipetltlon on account.?fltr " -HVb slay Iji ths port, Offl.
of Its bxccllcnt record In constructing CPJ uml cnllsied.mcn of the fleet wera
Hugnr mills that' run1 well fronV tho tendered covcral. social functions by
(tart. ibiisliieas men and society peoplo and
Streets and Population,
'City Kngln'ccr Ocro hns raised n
point wilh the Mnybr and City Super
visors that nil plans for tho plotting of
new suburban districts should bo sub
mitted' to and approved by tho city
authorities. This Is n very sensible.
iuiu in vuiunu, u wiu peupio wisiil
Iholr city to develop according to n
Honolulu Is growing, and an Increas
ing number of peoplo aro not only
buying' lots In tho suburban districts,
but building homes and preparing to
create tho .most .attractive' surround
ings. All tho real estate agents re
port very healthy iradlng'nml a steady
Improvement, Blnco the recovery from
tho period of quiet always following
tho holiday season. Kalmukl' resi
dents are, looking forward to tho
speedy fuiniliucnt or tho Rapid Tran
sit's promise to lirovldd for a tcn-mln-
iit'o service' In tha section. The mn-
ii-riui is uu uiu way uin ma wurK win
sobn bo begun putting In tho required
lucrcaso of swllclles.
' 'Thcro Is n stosdlly growing dcninud
for tho smaller furnished ami ''unfur
nished cottages In sections that might
bo classed na soml-suburbdn. Tills de
mand Is comlug frtim tho pow roil
dents' coming In and also from tho
I tourists ihnt hao bben dropping into
me town ny overy Incoming steamer,
, A good share of tho tourists don't
want clabornto accommodations; they
seek comfort nnd homo-llko surround
ings,' ns for Instance. tlioDtlrdcttes who
camo from IJns An'g'ijle3. They wanjqd
n finnislu'd' cottnge and couldn't get
It. Thoy nro not tho' only ones.
All tho moderate, prices apartment
nnd boarding houses of tho city nro re
ported ns cbriifortably filled, and the.
Promotion Cummllteo Is ntklni: for
those who havo rooms 'and board to
fflo tliclr'nnnies nt tho rooms. Hardly
n steamer conies In that a search docs
not havo td 'bo made for 'accommoda
tions. Tho hotels nro nlso well filled,
although they could tako more ut
Hawaii's promotion work at tho So
attlo Exposition Is uvldcnced In the
largo nutnb'6rs of people' coming froiri
tho' Northwest on tho Canadian-Australian
steamers. The last Incoming
Moan a left almost her whole." passenger
list here, and tho railroad officials ot
(ho Northwosl aro beginning to glvo
serious attention to tho Honolulu bus
iness.' This Is proving tho best tour
ist fcenson of Honolulu's history and
each following year will bo batter.
Manager Kennedy, recently returned
irim (h(T coast, announced thnt the
intor-Islaml St6nnr Navigation ' Com-
i,nv l,n nilrohnu.,! i now IrMuHI-
l)0 rlm ,n ,l0 inter-island trade ex
lcluslvcly ns u rrelgllto'r. '
Tuesdny .afternoon tho cruisers ot
Admiral Sobreo'B fleet, Itft the harlior
an appeared to enjoy tnemsclvea,
(hough there was much work as well
ns plpy'oVi hoard tho, ships,
Another Judgeship Is vacant and th
Bar Association unanimously en
('orscd Judgo II. K. Cooper for, tho po
sition. Tho community is fortunat
in sccurfng Mr., Cooper's consent; to
become, n capdldato, .and It Is expect
ed that ho will bo appointed If th
Ptpsldcnt follows fhe practically,
unanimous scutmcnt qt the peopl
Tlio Federal Grand Jury h"as been
Investigating tho enro of the Japanet
bird poachers brought to the city by"
tho revenuo cutter Thetis. It seems '
that tho Japanese had local friends
who will probably bo Implicated.
Thcro Is no' prospoct ot the aSalr be
coming an International incident.
Queen I.llluokalanl created a sur-
prlo ibis week by-revoking the deed
of trust by which a largo share ot her
property was disposed of rind put Is;
tho caro of C. P. Iadkoa; W. O. Smith'
and A. S. Cleghorn as trustees. The
demand ihas been mado for the, true-
lees to surrender tho property, and
tho caso will go' to' the" court. The
Queen's memory Is very' bad and thla
fact will probably figure In the" court
proceedings. If tho trust deed le' In
validated, tho Queen'e property will
pas's to Prlnco Cupid and' tho. children,
of tho Into Prlnco" David.
The n ii 1 1 o 1 1 n.' a Washington ser
vice announced that! tho great Rivera
and Haibo'r bill reported fromj," the
House Committee., carried' tho doslretl
amount for continuing the Improve
ments of tho Honolulu and Hllo har
bors' nnd nlso one hundred and. fifty
thousand dollars for tho KahuluY har
bor work. This guarantees ttireeTirooa
merchant harbors In the Islands'. ' Tha
next will pfdbably to an appropriation'
for some harbor Improvement on thsj
Tho Sugar Factors Company re
ports that by January' 31 sixty-one'
thousand six hundred and sixty tona1
ot Hawaii's crops had been shlpped.i &,,
About 16,700 tons havo been'.aen r
out since then, and alt, ot this haa op -
Is rcacbiug tho market abovo foutj "ft
The Mutual Telephqno Company
hold Its annual nieclng during, tha
week. It Is making' good pr'gresa
luM.iiu i iii lufiauuiiuu oi an
clont tervieu. ' ..
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