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fivritfiNd hULLEtIn, h6W6LuL0, t.- if.. FRfDAY. au'o. 5, M.
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Until I p.m.
LADIES' WinTE HOSE Lace ankle; our 35e quality.
.Special, 20c a pair,
SILVER THIMBLES 35c each. Special, 15c each.
WHiTE CURTAIN MUSLIN 30 inches wide, beautiful
floral patterns and a gcod quality; 40c a yard. Special,
20c a yard.
WHITE MUSLIN BABY BONNETS Edged with Ana
lace and embroidery; 75c each. Snecial, 50c each,
CHIFFON AUTO VEILS With button top, all shades;
? 1.75 each. Special, $1.25 each.
EDEN CLOTH 29 inches wide: specially manufactured
fcr Pajamas and Children's NightQowns; 20c.a yard. Spe
cial, 12VsjC a yard.
TAFFETA SILK In all colors; 05c a yard. Special,
45c a yard.
Sachs' Dry Goods Go.
Comer Fort and Beretania Streets Opposite Fire Station
Leave Hawaii Promotion Committee Headquarters
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY 10:30 a. m., Pali; 3 p. m.,
Moanalua or Panchbowl,
TUESDAY, THURSDAY and SATURDAY 10:00 a. m., around
Diamond Head; 3 p. m., Pali.
SUNDAY 10:30 a. m., Pali; 3 p. m., around Diamond Head.
CHARQE PER PASSENGER, $1
Cars can be hired for special occasions, $5 per hour. For par.
ticulars anoly .
Hawaii Promotion Committee
Honolulu Power Wagon Co., Owners. Office and Oarage, South
Street. Near King
(Continued from Paee 1)
their Inspection was ns strict an tho
law directs, .Mr. (tampers letter by
Interference reflected on. territorial
Tho full text of thu letter follow:
Juno 7, 1910.
Sir: An appalling atnto of nffnlra,
which for noma time past lina been
existing on the Territory of Hawaii
lias been brought to my attention,
I Understand that your Department
is now Investigating the facts reort
cd to you through a rctltlon present
fil to you on behalf of over one thou
sand Russian peasants lured into the
Hawaiian Territory by tho sugar
planters of the Islands acting under
the cover ot tho Hawaiian Territorial
Hoard of Immigration.
Taking ndvnntugo of tho provision
of Section C of Iho Act of Congress of
1907, referring to thu prohibition or
Contract Labor 1-nw, whereby the
States anil Territories under tho Jur
isdiction tif tho United States aro
exempted from punishment for adver
tising In Foreign Countries, the sugar
planters of tho Islands procured tho
passage of nn Act by tho Hawaiian
Territory on tho 22nd of March, 1909,
whereby they liavo permitted them
selves to be taxed n special two por
cent Inconio tax under the high sound
Ing title "To promote tho conserva-
lion and development of the natural
resources of tho Territory through tin.
migration and other means.
Trior to tho puBsago of sold Act
a public hearing was called by the
Commlttco on Ways and Means of tho
two boutes of the Hawaiian legists
ture. Tha Chairman of the Senato Coin
mlttce was Mr. Kalrchlld, who. at the
time, was and I hellevo still Is, the
manager und part owner of Col.
Spalding's sugar plantation; ths
Chairman ot tho Committee of tho
Houso ot Representatives was Mr
The Second Week of Our
Sacrifice Clearance Sale
Will Begin Monday, Aug. 8
OUR GREAT SACRIFICE .CLEARANCE
SALE is the talk of the town. Through
every department articles are marked at HALF
and some at LESS THAN HALF of their former
prices, offering rare opportunity to purchase at
little cost a supply of GOOD DRY GOODS.
You have seen many dry goods clearance
sales. You have seen odds and ends that were
offered you. You have noted the left behinds
the. dry goods that were in vogue several
seasons ago. You must; not compare such fabrics
with our offerings, for these are all
The huge reductions speak for themselves. The
opportunity is now.
COME ONE ' COME ALL COME "EARLY
Fort Street, opposite Catholic Church
Robert hlngle, President of the Wat-'
ci houso Trust Company, and wtll
known to bo heavily Interested as
owner ot sugar plantations.
The President of tue Senate. 'Sir
W. O, Emlth, Is the Secntary of the
Sugar Planters' Association
Under the above 'personnel, It was
but natural, that, notwithstanding the
strong opposition 'against the passage
of said Act led by Kx-rioterniir
George A. Carter, the Act m pass
ed tinder tho, high pressure brought
about by tho owners of the planla-j
tlons, who, at tho hearing openly du-i
dared that they were In urgent need
of Importing alien labor for their'
plantations, and were perfectly will-'
Ine to nay for Imuortnlluii of mic-h
labor, but that i they could not do'
under tho Acts of Congress unless
the Territorial Act bo passed.
Pending the tassa);o of tha- Act
above referred tp, negotiations were
conducted with a Illusion Agent In
Hnrhln, Siberia, concerning tho tin
portnHon of Hussion peasants for the
Hawaiian sugar plantations, and with
this In view the Act panned on March
22, 1909, under Section fi, distinctly
provided that tho Act tliull bo In
effect frbm tho date of Its approval,
and relate retrospectively to give full
effect to the provlilons therein con
tained with respect to taxes for the
first taxation period thereunder, and
under Section III It Is provided Hint
tho first taxation period under the
Act shall bo tho year Immediately
preceding tho first day of January,
1909, during which first period the
tax wns to bo ono per cent, which
was to bo payablo In full on or bo-
roro November IS, 1909.
It Is self-evident that that Act, as
passed nnd worded, was carefully
planned to cover the expense of Im
portation of tho first gang of three
hundred Russian peasants, whoso pas
sag? whs prepaid from Harblu to Ho
nolulu, anil who were brought to Ho
nolulu at tho end of October, 1909.
TheMJoard Qf Immigration of the
Hawaiian Territory has established a
regular offlco at tho City of Harbin
where tho peasants nro recruited
through alluring pamphlets and emis
saries promising luxurious employ
ment on tho" Islands, with represcn
tatlons that men were ablo to earn
as much as from forty to forty-five
dollars a month.
Tho people were promised houses
with heat, electric light ami even fur
nlturc. nil free of charge, and with
an acre plot of ground fit for garden
lug. The liouso nnd pint were to bo
como the ownership of tho men after
three years, or In lieu of such owner
ship to recclvo throe hundred dollar?
In cash. i
Evening schools,'tfrec hospltnls, half
of regular wages In' case of sickness.
froe railroad fares. to and from the
dwellings nnd places of work, free
elementary schools for children, nil
these great advantages were solemn
ly promised both In tho negotiation!
with tho men and tho printed pimpli
let spread broadcast.
With such great allurements tlr
contest for tho prl'vllcgo of being tak
en from Russian Siberia to tho Ha
wallan Islands wns so great that with
in tho lust year over on a thousand
Siberian peasants, men nnd women
wcro brought Into tho Hawaiian Is!
ans, and Immediately upon tlielr ar
rival wcro distributed among the
plnnters upon tho four Islands main
ly operated by tho sugar planters.
Instead of nil tho comforts above
described, tho people found wooden
shanties, without roofs, the floors
made of rough boards, set apart with
wide crqylces, Tho fnriilturo consist
ed of a few benches, a tablo and u
few beds; Instead ot tho promised
electric light, kerosene lamps wero to
bo used, tho oil to bo supplied by tho
men themselves; the fuel consists of
tho roots of sugar cano. which ftio
men wcro to carry from threo to
Coal Is a great luxury, which Is but
Instead of thu free, transportation
to and from work, tho man had to
walk to .thu plsca of work at a ilia
tanca of flvo mllenv and tho tlmu con
slimed was not Included In tho work
Ing day; lateness ot from flvo to ten
minutes was punished by a deduction
of a quarter of a day's pay; tho wugoi
are $22.00 u month for men and $13.00
Tho men aro compelled to buy nil
their provisions In tho plantation
storo at such exhorbltant prices that
they exceed tho earnings' duo and thoy
becomo thu debtors of tho planters.
In short tho conditions nro such n
would fully establish a condition of
After llirco mouths ot suffering nnd
quiet submission, tho men having
spent not only their scant earnings,
Correct Clothes for Men
TT is not a difficult matter to interest
careful dressing men and young
men in BENJAMIN CLOTHES every
where in this country. They're known
as the best styled garments which it is
possible to obtain.
are made in New. York by the most
gifted tailors in the world. Their grace
and good form is recognized by the
critical men and young men the world
over and their quality is an absolutely
known quantity which over a third of
fitrtiamin Clothe? a century of experience has made ex-
,'"&'" tremely high.
Prices from $20 to $35
P y W A. J
but tho money they brought with
them, realized from tho sale of their
real property nnd other belongings at
home, the men rcvoltod; they left tho
plantations and went to Honolulu
with n view of Informing thu Ameri
can Oovernment, through Its regular
ly constituted authorities.
Tho peoplo looked for work else
where, but could find none.
Tho Governor of the Territory wns
Informed by a delegation sent by thu
men, ot tho unbcarablo conditions,
;ut thu only answer that they receiv
ed from tho G-overnor was that they
ncre to return to the plantations, and
a promise to Improve thu conditions
of their llfo was made.
Tho 'people rcturnod to work, but
found no fulfillment of any of tlio pro
mises made, and tho peoplo began to
appeal for assistance from Alio outside
Tho people roso In protest, then
they wero driven from tho planta
tions. Somo hnvo found employment work
ing on Japanese vessels.
Hundreds of others wero left bread
loss and homeless, all ot them hav
ing been driven from their shanties,
their b 'longings having been thrown
out Into the open fluids,. where the
men, with tha women nnd children
ire now unlng under thu open Bky.
pleading und crlng for help.
They hao sent two delegates to go
to Washington; on their way these
delegates stopped at tho Imporlal
Russian Consulate at San Francisco
and thoy wcro thcro assured by the
Consul that thcro was no necessity
for them to go to Washington, ad-
vising them to return to Honolulu, tho
Consul having rcfened them to a Rus
sian representative ono Kerbcrg, who,
ho nssured Ihem, would tako earn of
their grlovancos and remedy nil
The men returned, but nothing wus
done for tho people, nnd thu owners
of tho plantations evidently took an
other course to drlvo tho peoplo Into
It started with tho arrest of their
tin eo lenders, A, Vasllleff, Illloff and
Surupoff, who charged with vagrancy
were sentenced to three months' Im
prisonment; then enmo ten morq ar
rests for alleged vagrancy, and six of
them wcro sentenced to six months'
At tho time VuBlllcff wns arrested
the icople rose In Indignation, de
manding an1 explanation for1 tho arrest
of their leader, but they were brutal
ly attacked by tho police, wounding
many of tho men, ns well as tho wo
men and children.
Rumors have been spread through
tho prciy dominated by the planters,
with a vlow of ovoruwlug tho peas
ants nnd forcing them Into siilmils
slon; tho Pollco Commissioner of Ho
nolulu had ordered tho pollco to shoot
From the examination of tho above
It seems very clear that u tlagrant
violation of tho contract labor provl
slons qf tho Act of Congress ot t907,
Sections -t and 5, has been continu
ously nnd systematically curried on
by connivniico between tho author!
ties of tho Hawaiian Territory and
tho sugar planters of tho Islands. No
matter how well thoy seem to havo
covered their avert acts, n thorough
Investigation by your Department will
dlscloso that tho assage ot tho peas
ants has been prepaid by tho Agents
of tho Territorial Ilonrd of Immigra
tion, which Is a violation of tin? law
nnd from which tho officials ot tho
Hawaiian Ilonrd of Immigration aro
not exempted by tho provision of Sec
tion 0 or tho Act of Congress of 1907.
That tho Intention of our Oovern
ment seeking protection for Ameri
can l.abor shall ho so frustrated by
our Annexed Territory, rules and do
minated by cxploltes of labor, wilt
not ho tolerated by your Department,!
Is tho sincere hopo of American Or
ganized l.nuor, which I hnvo tho hou-.
or to represent. And with this sin1
cero belief, I tuko tho liberty of lay
ing tho matter before you, '
I trust that Immcdlnto steps will
bo taken by your Department for tho
prevention of tho continuanca ot tho!
pconago system practiced upon our,
Territory, nnd that those who havo,
heretofore violated tho law-will bo
legally prosecuted for tho violations?
ot laws by them committed, nnd tlmfl
legal nctlon wtll also ho taken In hcj
half of tho ctlms of fraud and mls'-l
representation, pursuant to Section &
111 IIIU 4iK HI li"M-
Very resiiectfully jours,
President American Federation i
HON. CHARLES' NAOLB.
Department of Commerce
Labor, Washington, D, l
Manager Hedclnaun will leave for
tha coast on tho Korea on his wa;
to New York to place a part of th
contract for the now Formosa augan
mill with eastern foundries. " 3
Accepting his offer to do anything
In the line of promotion for tho Is
lands while ha Is on tho mainland,
the 1'romltlou Committee lias asked
Mm to "size up" the situation at Ati
lantlc city as regards Hawaii's exj
hlblt on the board walk. '
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necreinry ooq, oi me rromoiion
Committee will arrive on the
mlna next Tuesday.
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Pnlletin Editorial Boom Phone 183
We Are Packing Up!
Remember That It's the
Last Chance for Real Bargains;
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Fort Street, Harrison Building
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