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to voEies, rbeomitiss, siin
dlse&ses sad sets &s & blood pcriSer.
Xectzrest VisTi Halls: 3p.x. this
06HSE2GS a Gfiod Price in the
San Frascasoo Market-
o or CratrHu:rI(i In er YorV
for Mneteen rjr O verProducUon
the Principal Cne of the Depression
Cnb' JBljr Crop Soon To Be Scv-
Sak Pkaxcisco, December 21, 1S&4.
Snar: There is nothinc particularly
new to Dote concerning the condition
of the local market, excepting s fur
ther decline in prices of refined. The
demand for this article continu es light,
and the Refinery closed. Prices of
refined were reduced here on the 24th
ultimo to the basis of 5lc for granu
lated; Dec 4th, oc; Dec 11th, 4ic,
since which time they have continued
unchanged, excepting for export, and
this price was reduced on Dec 19th to
the basis of Qc for granulated. The
"Western Sugar Kefining Company's
list today is as follows : Cube, crushed
and powdered, 51c. : dry granulated,
4Jc. ; confectioner's A., -Sic ; Hsgnolia
A., 4c; extra C., 4Jc; golden C.,
4c ; D. sugar, Sic
Basis: There were no sa' t
trifugals reported in 2sew ji f m
November 2d to Deeenib t. afi
the basis for island sugars - ing
time was oc net for 95 be On .
10th reported Dec lti co 1
freight sales, 1000 tons en
S.S0, making the basis 1; r.et;.
500 tons at""Si, making e uasii I
net ; 14th, spot sales of 4 . s a . .',
making the basis Sic : Sales
were made on the 17th , -t
bacs at the same pric- u c- t
and freicht, sales TOO loiii i;
making the basis 2.S9 net, and 21st no
and foreign markets : We
have nothing of encouragement or
special importance to note concern
ing the ceneral situation of the sugar
trade, as" conditions remain much the
same as last advised. Prices both, in
this country and Europe, although
having previously reached the lowest
point ever known, have still further
declined. The principal cause of te
depression is overpnjducticn, wiu Ji
is about the same in all the countries.
In addition to the immense beet crops
of Europe which are now pressing upon
the markets of the world, there will
soon be 1,000,000 ons, crop of Cuba,
for sale, besides the crops of the other
"West Indies, which are all promising
welL The conditions in the "United
States, owing to tariff changes
whereby refiners claim there can be
no profit for them on account of the
small margin between raw and re
fined, will also tend to continue the
depression indefinitely. Prices are
fast approaching a point where exist
ence will be a struggle for life for pro
ducers. London quotations for beets since
our last circular have ruled as follows:
November 24th, Ss 2d; 27th, Ss 1M;
2Sth, Ss 2d; SOth, Ss HJd; December
1st, Ss 10M; 4th, Ss 2d; 5th, Ss 10id;
Sth ow- inth. Ss Sd; 12th, Ss 7W;
' iethea
no change.
Germany is fast waking up to the
situation and will make a desperate
effort for the sugar trade of the United
States. The Keisctg "as discussed
the proposed amendment? to the law
in Germany for jfce taxation of sugar
in order to "re move the i aj ones pro -cooed
on the sugar ii.uastry by the
imposts plcHi on Gerniar. sugar by
IG-vien countries. Herr Paaschesaid
that the pgettioo of the German sugar
industry was most distressing, and
th'. it "3S very important that some
thitr should be done for an industry
whii j employed 400,. . people. The
uAQgvr he claimed arose from: the de
rres oorwiiuon of husbandry; the
farm- r. ficdiBg that, his grain did net
pay, i::ew beets. He concluded with
rwnlieading an increase in the ex
port duty on sugar, and itwasalsode
clared that o of the reasons for the
depres?. a in the scgc- : adustry was
that tie United Stat . liposed a spe
cial dutv on bounty-paid sugar.
It is impossible to say whether our
present laws regarding sugar will be
altered, but it is not probable that
anything will be done during this
session of Congress. The Secretary of
State, Gresham, has notified the
Spanish. Government that if they con
tinue to discriminate against the ex
ports from this country to Cuba in
favor of Canada, it will certainly in
vite retaliation, under the Act of 1S90,
against Cuban sugars.
Should this policy be pursued and a
heavy prohibition duty placed on
Cuban sugars, it will be a serious
blow to the Trust, as the sugars of
necessity will be refined elsewhere
and eventual I v reach this country.
London cable of December 15th
quotes Java No. 15 D. S. lis. 6J., fair
refining Ss. First marks German
granulated 10s. Sd. Lo.b. Hamburg,
eaual to $3.45 net cash delivered in
New York, duty paid.
Onr latest mail advices from New
York of the loth inst. state that the
market for raws presents no new
features and nearly every condition
appears to favor buyers, the principal
customer being the most indifferent.
"Holders, therefore, are obliged to
choose between accepting whatever is
offered or carrying their sugars for the
chances later on in the season.
Refined susara in New York kave
continued quiet with little demand
Prices touched the low figure of $5.74
for a day or two, but were afterwards
advsi.ced to $S.S1 net, which is the
price today.
Total stock of susrar at four ports U.
S. December 33th, 1$6,239 tons, agaiust
75.111 tons last year.
Total stock in six principal ports of
Cuba by cable same date, J3,ew tons
against 53,000 tons same time last
Total stock in all the principal
countries 3,1S9,4S9 tons against 927,749
tons same time last year. Afloats to
the "United States from all countries
estimated at 70,000 tons against 30,000
tons last year.
Our latest telegraphic advice from
New-York of today quote Cuba cen
trifugals 93 test ex ship, wharf or
store Sic pr pound. Prices are not
expected to co lower. London beets
SS per cent, "test f. o. b. Hamburg,
Dec S, l per cent. London market
firm at the decline. German granula
ted to Atlantic United States ports
Sic per pound c f. e. Licht's latest
estimate of the European beet crop is
4,975,000 tons. Harvesting of the Cuba
crop has begun, but as yet no sales
reported. All reports from cane crops
are favorable.
Rice (Hawaiian) Before arrival
Australia rice was selling at 4c less 2
percent The small quantity arriv
ing and reports of damaging storms
onTslands caused prices to stiffen to
4c net At this figure considerable
rice was soldj but this price cannot
last long.
Japan Receipts 2550 bags. Price
for spot 8.70 net, duty paid, but fu
tures, January delivery, are being of
fered at 3.50 net.
Mexican This rice, although from
Carolina seed, is inferior to the Isl
and article. Packed in Island bags it
is being offered to the trade at S.75 less
31 per cent
'Kona Coffee "We quote price first
ouality at 19c less 2 per cent. cash.
" Flour Gl G. Ex. Family 3,40: El
Dorado 2.40 per bbL f. o. b.; Crown
.35 per bbl. f. o. b.
Bran Fine $11, coarse S13 per ton
Middlings Ordinary $15, choice SIS
ner ton f. o. b.
Barley No. 1 feed, 91 to 92i per
ctL, tab.; ground or rolled, 519 to
i 19.50 per ton, f. o. b.
Oats Fair, ?L15 to $L20; choice
.scarce), S1.25 per ctL, L o. b.
Wheat Chicken, S7$c to 90c ; niil-
iing, Sac to 51 per cu., i. o. b.
Corn - Small yellow, SL32i. to 51.3-5
per ctL, f. o. b.
Hay Comp. wheat, $12 to $13;
comp. oat, $12 to $13 per ton, f. o. b. ;
large bales wheat, $13,50 ; large bales
oat, $1250 per ton, f. a b.
Lime $1 to $L10 per bbL, f. o. b.
Charters Limited transactions since
our last at 27s. 6d. and 26s. 3d. orders,
net, for iron as to size, and at this
writing similar tonnage is held at
same rates, but the demand is not ac
ive, wheat being held at about one
dollar per ton above shipping parity.
Copious rains have fallen throughout
the State, and we hope for a resump
tion of business after the holidays.
Last wooden, 32s., Liverpool. Stock
of wheat remaining in the State Dec
1st, 663,000 short tons.
Tonnage for lumber continues in
good demand, and rates have advanced
about 2s. 6d. per thousand since our
Exchange London, 60 days' sight,
$4.S7J to S4.SS ; sight, S4.S9 to $4.89 ;
New York regular, 10c, telegraphic
"Wir.TiTAws, DDioyp fc Co.
An Old Resident Passes Away
After a Lingering Illness.
Henry Dimond, a very old resi
dent, died at an early hour yester
day morning. He had been ailing
for a long time. The funeral took
place in the afternoon from the
residence of Henry "Waterhouse.
The deceased was born at Fair
field, Conn., and was over S6 years
of age at the time of his death. He
came to this country in June, 1S35,
to take charge of the Mission's
bindery. He remained in the ser
vice of the Mission until about
! 1S50 when he and E. 0. Hall en
gaged in the general merchandise
business under the firm name of
Hall & Dimond.
He. leaves two sons, General W.
H. Dimond of San Francisco, a
member of the firm of Williams,
Dimond & Co., and F. H. Dimond,
and two daughters, Mrs. Henry
Waterhouse and Mrs. Dr. Stangen
wald, both of whom live in this
city. W. Y. Dimond, of Water
house's, was his grandson.
Work Will be Begun at Once
$10,000 for School Houses.
Superintendent Kowell of the
public works department has a lot
j of work before him by virtue of the
: decision of the Government to be
' gin at once upon public improve
ments which it has for some time
had uuder consideration.
There will be -$10,000 expended
in new cholhouseo to be con
structed in different sections of the
. islands. Work will also be imme
diately began on the new fire en
' gine house at the corner of Bere
tania and -Fort streets, and the one
at Hilo. New wash houses are to
be built in Honolalu, and a new
: building the women's ward at
j the insane asylum. Extensive re
' pairs at the custom house are also
to be made.
How a Sailor Worked His Way Up
the Ladder.
Aaron Slmenon' rirt Went to Seaata
Sailor, and by Studj- aad Hard Work
Beaches Captalnry Wat Fonuerlj
Majter of Three Ittasd Schooners.
is a good example
of what a native
yj Hawaiian can do
when he possesses
energy and a wilt
He enjoys the dis
tinction of being
the only native Hawaiian who is
master of a sailing iteamer leaving
this port. There are a number of na
tives in command of schooners, but
Captain Simerson is alone in his field.
He commands the Malulani, other
wise known as the W. G. Hall. She
is the finest steamer owned by the
Inter-Island Company, and has been
under his charge for about three
Y. M. C. A. Labor Committee Say3
Few Learo.
Discussion of riant of New Gymnasium.
810, 0Q Already rie.ijft.il Young;
Xen In Stores Slay be Asked far
SlOOO-Keadlng Koom Fatrealted.
years. Captain Godfrey, the presi
dent of the company, has implicit
confidence in Captalu Si csfcjjm's sea
manship qualities and points
that go to make up a thorough cap
tain. Many people along the front have
long been familiar with the coolness
displayed by the Hall's commander.
When the steamer comes into port he
can be seen on the upper deck with a
cigar in his mouth and his right hand
on the engineer's bell. He brings the
steamer up to the wharf and gets her
alongside with as much ease as a cox
swain would land a gig. He is thor
oughly acquainted with this port and
all others along the Kona coast of
Hawaii. As is well known, his ves
sel plies between here and Punaluu.
Captain Simerson was born thirty
eight years ago at Napoopoo, South
Kona, Hawaii. "When he was eight
years of age his parents moved to
Maui, where he attemded school for
about four years. He went to sea first
when he was about seventeen
years of age: he sailed before
the mast He was an in
quisitive youth and the captain of
the schooner took enough interest in
the lad to teach him navigation. The
young sailor, after a year's time, was
made mate and four years later he
was capable of running a vessel him
self. He was then made captain of
the schooner "Jennie." He after
wards took charge of both the schoon
ers Prince and Liboliho.
After a time Simerson was given
the position of purser on the steamer
Iwalani. He occupied a similar posi
tion on the Planter and later when
the W. G. Hall arrived fresh from the
shipyard he was placed In charge of
tne pursers omce. reacted in tuat
capacity until he was made captain.
He was considered a most obliging
purser and was well-liked by all pas
sengers who traveled on the boat He
enjoys as much popularity at present.
Captain Simerson is a married man
and has three children, the eldest of
whom is now 17 years of age. His
lamuy lives in town.
The steamer W. G. Hall was built
inlSS4 by Hall Brothers. She was
named alter one of the builders. She
has been running to Punaluu aince
her advent in Hawaiian waters. She
is considered a staunch craft and is
popular with travelers. She will soon
be fitted out with an incandecsent
system. Then she will compare fav
orably with any island steamer leav
ing tnis port.
Battalion Shoot Closed.
' Monday was the last day of the
shooting at the Makiki range. The
following were the results : Presi
dent's staff, one silver and one
bronze bar ; regimental field and ;
staff, two silver bars ; non-commissioned
staff, one silver bar; Com
pany A, one bronze bar : Company
C, two bronze bars ; Company D,
two bronze bars ; Company J? rone
bronze and one silver bar ; sharp
shooters, one bronze bar. Twenty
five took part in the shooting.
The Y. M. C. A. held their regular
monthly business meeting last night
at the hall. A quorum being present,
business was proceeded to without
further delay.
After the reading of the minutes by
the secretary, the treasurer made a
report of $615.96 received and $551.70
expended during the month of De
cember, leaviug a total of $64.28 in
the treasury.
The general secretary's report was
next given. The usual routine work
was carried on since the meeting on
theUthof December; 109 business let
ters relating to different matters were
written. The reading room was
patronized by more people than usual,
and au increase seems to be manifest
from day to day. Several persous
called for advice and help: flirty ap
plications for work were h. aded iu
and two positions were seour-.d. The
n:iia .i.e. c.,.
fallen off considerably. Mr. Corbett
1.1 1- , , x i
uiuugui ue coum trace tne reason tor
this to the Salvation Army and other
places of worship where the times of
service coufliot. The Sunday evening
prayer meeting is steadily increasing,
in fact, all the meetings but the Bue
A . . A- 3 . . . .
urau mimuunea are doing splendidly.
The employment committee re
, pcr'etl .i large crowd of people con-
tjcually looking for work. People
caiae nrwn on every coat Instead of
going way.
The reVtitt of the literary committee
showed fifty--eveu books dra nx from
the library during December The
reading room is not as weli - r?d
with reading matter as cot . '
hoped for, but things are.prosiR :
The Shipping CommitteeSjsp
forty-one vessels during Deceit;
At the New Year's Day lunch on.
from three to four times the 'juui rr
of sailors visited the Y. M. C. V r, ...
spoke-very kindly of the gtr- "
L- itment they received. .
Mr. C.B.Ripley made the following
report of the special committee on
srvmnasium: A meeting nf Hmntwi-i
committee on gymnasium, consisting
of C. B. Ripley, chairman; C. M.
Cooke, P. C. Jones, F. J. Lowre f and
Secretary Corbett, was held Dece'nibci
27th. Plans for au addition to the
present Y. ST. C. A. building were
submitted. The proposed addilious
will contain a gymnasium about to by
65 feet in size, four large newlass
rooms, closets, bath-room3, locLera,
and every convenience of a well equip
ped gymnasium. The cost of the i ro
posed additions was estimatei' f. I -about
Secretary Corbett was instru e U
prepare a subscription book, a J, at
the next regular meeting of tb. asso
ciation, the whole matter be refe. red
to the association.
After this report, the members p -es-ent
were asked to examine the pi ins
for the gymnasium. After a gent ral
discussion, it was agreed that he
plans, as corrected and adopted by he
committee, be adopted by the assock -tlou,
and that bid3 be called for. M
Corbett stated in this connection that
he thought they were perfectly safe
in doing this, since he had $10,0(0
pledged up to date. Not a very exte -sive
canvass has beeu made. The youn
men in the different stores of the ci.y
have not been seen. It was suggestei
by a member present that these "e lefl
for the equipment of thepropos- ' new
building, $1000 being the re.sitt
amount. It was thought by t-ome
thatJilOOO would not cover ali ex
penses of equipment, but Mr. I'arbett
said he knew of a Kymnasium i . the
East, that was larger than this pro
posed one, iu which that sum had
been sufficient.
The plans displayed by Mr. Ripley
show that a great deal of ingenuity
has been exercised to make the new
gymnasium, and in fact the whole Y.
M. C. A. building a place of comfort.
The present building will undergo a
treat many changes, the main idea
eing easy communication between
the rooms. Partitions will be torn
down and moved, doors will be
changed and steps removed. The
gymnasium will cover the whole of
the vacant lot next to the present
building and will be of the same style.
The floor will be three feet below
ground, so that about seven feet of
steps will have to be decended from
the main building before the gymna
sium proper can be reached. Outside
the present reading room, and run
ning up to the gymnasium which will
project out to the sidewalk, will be a
veranda continuous with the present
landing. Another will project frohi
the other side of the landing in front
of the secretary's present room.
After prayer by Mr. Ripley for the
success of the new undertaking the
meeting closed.
A carpenter iiving in Pauoa Val
ley had his hand badly shattered,
while setting eff a bomb New
Year's eve. The man was taken to
the hospital. i

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