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JDAILiY PACIFIC COMMERCIAL, AUVJUUTISIill, AUGUST 14, 1893.
IAS BEEN THERE TOO. PROFESSOR WTJ. T. UX'GHA,! ON GUATEMALA. Contract Laborers Treated Worse Than Cattle. NO i:k.ii i r.iii.N lilt: owNKii- 1 TO lasi'KT. .IKK .Men Seute:icekl fur f.ir Tilt Ul I. if-? anl ll fixe . 1 1 unetl It m iU '-tionabIo if there is auy one man in tliis section of the globe who ha- bten a more extensive traveler :mI who has a more extensive fund of iufortuitim at hi command concern io' the countries through which lie ha traveled, or of what he has seen uiiriti'-c tho-ie travels than has Profes sor V. T. llrigham, wlio bears an enviable reputation in this city as a scientist and profound scholar, and who is at present curator of the famed Bishop Museum. Professor Brigham has spent a number of years in the South Ameri can republics and traveled extens ively throughout Central America. During his residence in the latter country be mad-.' a jojruey on mule back from the Atlantic side to the Pacific, which enabled him to gather reliable Information concerning the topography of the country, and at the same time to make a study of the people, their customs and the condi tions under which they exist. As a result of this trip Brofessor Brigh am lias written an interesting and valua ble work on Central America, under title of "Gautamela," which work can be found in the public and many pri vate libraries in this city. An Advertise ii reporter had the pleasure of a conversation with Bro fessor Brigham a few days ago, dur ing which an allusion was made touch ing the recent introduction of Japanese into Central America to labor on the cotl'eo plantations. Replying to a question, Professor Brigham did not hesitate to denounce in strong lan guage any scheme that had for its ob ject the employing of auy race of peo ple to go to Central America to work tn the collee plantations there. lie stated further that for a long time the only class of labor procurable for plan tation work in Central America wa3 that of the Indians, of whom there are eighteen tribes in that country. These Indians said the professor, are a strong, able-bodied and indus trious people though very independent in spirit. They refuse to hi made slaves of (for no other term can be used to detine the system) and as a consequence the plantation owners were compelled to look elsewhere for their labor supply. Continuing, Professor Brigham said the slave laborers are domiciled in loug. wooden sheds covered with cor rogated iron, the windward side being boarded up, with the leeward left open. In these sheds are placed tiers ot small bunks, in which the the laborers are packed like sardines in a box. The only bedding furnished them is a small piece of matting. The old style of houses were constructed of a species of cane, with thatched palm roofs. The heat in these new buildings is described as almost suffocating. Brofessor Brigham says the laborers on the coffee plantations are treated worse than we treat cattle in this country; that the lunas, or capitans, as they are called there, are all half caste "Spaniards, being vicious and cruel by nature. They go armed at all times, and the individuals who are so unfortunate as to come under the ban of their displeasure are cruelly beaten and imprisoned. In the event of Japanese being in troduced iuto Central America as laborers on the plantations, they would enjoy no rights the plantation owners would be" bound to respect, and should a luna, or capitan, ill-use or kill any of them, the authorities would take no steps to punish them for the offense. Then again, the Japanese would not receive, or be able to demand, the ob servance of the semi-weekly holidays enjoyed by the native laborers. It is not considered a crime in Central America to kill a foreign laborer; but should a dog be killed, that would be considered and punished, as dogs are classed as property. Brofessor Brig ham questions if the Central American government employs agents to intro duce foreign laborers, and inclines to the belief that if such authority is vested, it comes solely from the own ers of the plantations. Concluding the conversation, Brof. Brigham expressed pity for these Japanese who had already been in duced to go to Guatemala from these islands, and hoped that the Japanese government would take cognizance of, and make a through investigation in to the matter, thereby preventing her subjects from being made slaves of. In speaking about the matter of prisons and the mode of punishment in vogue in Central America, the pro fessor said that if anyone is sentenced to the penitentiary, (and often such has been the case for the most trivial offenses) it is always for a life term. That an iron band is welded about their legs, which is never allowed to be taken off. Such a thing as an es cape is never heard of, and any at tempt in that direction is punishable by death. Cricket Saturday: Last Saturday afternoon a scratch game of cricket wa3 played at the o!d base ball grounds. There wa3 a fall attendance of members, and an exciting game followed, which resulted in a tie. The e!even3 will probably play azain next Saturday. COMMERCIAL. Williams, Dimond l- Co. it Sugar Circular. San I'kancisco, July 31, There is no change in prices of re Hi cd for the local market, and they are quoted as follows: Cube, crushed and powered, Ojc. ; dry granulated, 6;c; confectioners A, ic; magnolia A, ojc; extra C, 5-c; golden C. oc; D. sugar, t;c; standard A, ojc. Brices for export continue on basis of oc. for granulated. The Western Sugar Refining Co. have a large stock of both refined and raws on hand, and have reduced their melt to ,.a(h)0 lbs. per day. Basis. Remained at 4ie. from June 23d to July l-th, with only two sales during that period, viz.: July .3th and ;th, 3"j0 and 13 bags respec tively. On the ISth it declined to 4 :M'.c. (spot sale bags Pah, 4ic. (spot sale oiH bags), 23th, 3?o. (spot sale hags;; since then there been no change, but spot sales of tons were made on the 27th, and ha ) bags on the :Mh inst. As will be noteJ, values have very materially declined both in the I'nited States and Kurope. The reaction has been brought about directly on account of the financial troubles or panic both here and abro id and not from any change in the statis tical position of sugar, which remains as strong as ever, but loses its influ ence for the time being by the much more important influence above noted. It is ditlicult to tell what the out come of this state of atlairs will be, but with the money difliculties re moved, there is no reason why values should not become steady again and prices advance. Ketiners continue to purchase on a hand to mouth basis ami it is likely that by the lt of August the invisible stock iti this country will be as small as existed on the Is of January. The demand has reached a low limit as the trade throughout the country are buving as lightly as possible, and with the great excitement over the wholesale failure of bauks and conse quent tightuess in money, the pros- ieet for an increase in consumption is not encouraging. Our latest mail advices from Lon don, July 13th, regarding the beet crop, are as follows: Bkktkoot has participated in the prevailing want of a good trade de maud as well as of speculative inquiry, but business has beeu done in new crop sugars cnietiy, witn moderate fluctuations. I quote: July, lis. 91.; August, 17s. 10d ; September, 17s. lid.: October, l-3s.; November-Decem ber, 14 s. Rains have beeu more general dur ing the last few days, and are reported to have done good to the plants, even n i ranee where, however, the lielus continue to show many empty spaces winch no amount of rain can improve. I he Journal des Jbabncants antici pates, notwithstanding slightly larger sowings, a heavy deficiency, estimated n some places a3 higu as 30 to .0 per ceut. In Belgium, Holland, and some districts of Austria and Germany, the outlook is described in siniilarly gloomy terms ; but most of Germany and the larger portion of Austria are decidedly better off than the western countries ; great irregularity, how ever, prevails everywhere, aud it is very difficult to ohtaiu even an ap proximate idea of the general state of crops, it is noped tnat a great ueai of the deficit in the west will be covered by an increase in the east especially in Russia; but with the probable great exhaustion of old visi ble and invisible stocks, fabneants are not pressing sales, even at present evel. Our latest mail advices from Xew York of the 2Gth instant are as fol- ows : "London cable : Java, No. I", ISs. ; fair refiuing, 10$. 3d. ; beet, July, l-3s. d. ; August, los. 7d." Raws The U. S. markets continued entirely nominal, waiting for Europe to settle somewhere. Beet sugars de clined to 15s. Od. f.o.b. Buyers' views are not above the European parity.but loluers, hoping for au upward reac tion, have been inclined to wait. iowever, later a few holders accepted the situation, and sold their sugars on the parity basis rather than put them n store, viz., 3 jc. for nj test Museo- vadoes and 3c. for 00 test eentri fugals. Our latest telegram from New York of today quotes no sales centrifugals. Granulated unchanged, beets lGs. Trust certificates, common 04 i, pre ferred 07. Rice Market has continued sta tionery since our last. Light sales have been made at 3c. net which fig ure we quote. The outlook for im proved prices on new crop is very poor. Carolina still arriving at cost $2.90 to $3. Flour G. G. Ex. Family $4 per bbl. f.o.b.; El Dorado S3 per bbl. f.o.b. Crown S3.90 per bbl. f.o.b. Bran $17 per ton f.o.b , very strong. Middlings $24 to $24.50 per ton f.o.b. Barley No. 1 fe-d, S2Ac. Q S-3c. per ctl. f.o.b.; ground or rolled $17.50 per ton f.o.b, Oats Fair $1.37 $1.40, choice $1.50 per ctl. f.o.b. Wheat Chicken $1.25- $1.30, milling $1.3-3 per ctl. f.o.b. Hay Compressed wheat $10.50 Q $11.50 per ton f.o.b.; compressed oat $10 per ton f.o.b.; large bales, wheat 512, oat $10. Lime $1 r7 $1.15 per bbl. f.o.b. Charters' Market quite active since our last at an advance last charter 25th inst., 30s. orders for iron to load barley, with 27s. Gd. and 2Ss. 9d. orders to load wheat. Last wooden 21s. 3d. Liverpool di rect. For the past few days .English advices have come through at a de cline, while in Chicago extremely low prices are ruling ami no new charters have been made here, ship pers not being anxious for tonnage, though it appears firmly held at last rates. No change in lumber business. Exchange New York, regular, 15c, telegraphic, 22c. London 00 days sight $1.81$, sight $4.S4. Yachting. On last Saturday afternoon the yacht Hawaii took a trip to Dia mond Head and back. Her crew consisted of Attorney-General W. O. Smith, Mr. Luther Wilcox and Mr. Thomas Sorensen. Yesterday afternoon the yachts Pokii and "Coral Queen were out over the same route with pleasure crews. Tfaev both returned with the bark Albert and entered the harbor about the same time. FOOTBALL GAM K. THE BOSTON'S TEAM FAILKD TO SCORE A SII!G!,G POINT. A Return Match Will Probably Be Arranged, As anticipated, a large concourse of people witnessed the first footbal game of the season on the new base ball grounds Saturday afternoon, the contesting teams being an eleven from the U. S. S. Boston, and the Bacifics, a recent creation of Secretary Corbett of the Young Meu's Christian Associ ation. It was agreed that American inter-collegiate rules should govern the game, and the ground was marked oil" in conformity thereto. Bromptly at half-past 4, the advertised hour, play was commence.!, the Bacilics winning the tos-i for position. Following the line-up the Bacifics got possession of the leather, and by active playing forced it down in close proximity to their opponents' goal. After a number of exciting scrim mages Left Tackle Wise of the Bacifics rot the ball, and by a clever double pass, which completely fooled the op posing team, enabled Corbett to make a pretty run for a touch-down. A successful punt-out having been made, a straight kick to goal was made by Corbett within eight minutes' time of play, scoring the first goal for the Bacifics. The next goal was made by the Bacifics in six minutes' play, being kicked by Corbett. After many downs on both sides and indiscriminate playing, Wise made another clever double pass to Corbett, who scored a touchdown by a well executed run; but by a wide kick to the right of goal, failed to score. Time of play, ? minutes. After the next line-up, the play was pretty well toward the racities goal, aud the Bostons made several good points. The referees allowed a foul agaiust the Bacifics for some violation of the rules, and after few moments of delay play was resumed. Corbett got the ball a"ud scored a running touch down for the Bacifics in 13 minutes, and afterwards made a straight kick to goal. Three minutes being lost in wrang ling on the field, half-time was called, the score standing four touch-downs and three goals, or 22 points for the Bacifics as against nil for the Bostons. After a rest of ten minutes, play was resumed. In the last half-time the Bacifics managed to secure two more goals, winning the game b3T a score of five goals and four touch downs, or a total of 34 points to nil. Ensign Vogelsang, of the Adams, aud II. C. Ilapai refereed the game to the satisfaction of both sides and all present. Several good plays were made by members of both teams, Corbett, Wise and Crane leading for the Bacifics, and Humphreys, Norcott and Boyle for the Bostons. It could be easily noticed shortly after the game commenced that the Bostons stood but little chance of winning the game, their opponents seeming to un derstand the game more throughly and outplaying them at every point. There are two or three members of the Bostons team who. should learn to keep their tempers before playing football again; one of these made him self particularly offensive in many ways during the game. In all probability a return match will be arranged. England's Interest in Siam. Great Britain's interests in the settlement of the Si. mese-French question arc not regarded as merely commercial, although the houses engaged in the Siamese trade have raised no small part of the popular protest against France's action. The opinion in high p ilitical circles is that more important in ternational matters than England's immediate trade with the east are at stake. Siara has long been re garded as the buffer between France and England in the east, and the prospect that thi3 buffer will be mutilated or halved is be lieved to threaten trouble for the British in Burmah. The territorial claims of France are not limited to the region 150 miles wide and 350 miles long, in habited by tribes which Siam has ruled but nominally and which has been explored only by French trav elers. They extend over an enorm ous piece cf Siam proper, and if granted, will separate Siam from China, and bring French and Brit ish possessions in Asia into immediate conjunction. This Siamese territory, which France demands simply because she covet3 it, is one of the most fertile and advanced districts of Siam. The surrender of it to the French would annihilate a large British trade. Neither England nor China is like ly to remain passive in case France persists in her endeavor to exact this unpledged pound of flesh. Knows Nothing of It. Professor Henry Berger in an swer to inquires made last night said that he knows nothing of the assertions regarding trouble in the Hawaiian band. Two of the mem bers of the band have resigned but there is no danger of the band go ing to pieces. He states that the article published in an evening paper was wholly without foundation, and as far as he is informed the members of the old band are neither willing or anxiou3 to be restored. As far as musicians are concerned he say3 he is able to fill any vacancies which may occur, without the assistance of persons who are trying to write down the Hawaiian band for rea sons best known to themselves. '1 v -f ' n "!?- TVS' 7, 3x oriiisi j2 rap" ForThroat and Lungs " I have neen ill for Hemorrhago "about live years. ' ' have had the best nve Years, "medical advice. "and I took the first "dose in scrae doubt. This result "edin a few Lours easy sleep. There was no lurther hemorrhage till next "day, when I had a slight attack wmch stopped almost immediate "ly. By the third day all trace of blood had disappeared and I bad "recovered much strength. The "fourth day I sat up in bed and ate "my dinner, the first solid food for "two months. Since that time I "have gradually gotten better and "am now able to move about the "house. My death was daily ex "pected and my recovery has been " a great suprise to my friends aud " the doctor. There can be no doubt "about the effect of German Syrup, "as I had an attack just previous to "its use. The only relief was after " the first dose." J.R. Loughhead, Adelaide, Australia. IN T1IESWIM! We have just received ANOTHER FULL CAKU0 OF Hay and Grain Ber Hawaiian Bark Mauna Ala consisting of If 00 Bales Large and ?' Wheat Bay, 2000 Bags Surprise, ho. 1, White and Black Oats. 2000 Bigs Whole Barley, 1000 Bags Boiled Barley, 3500 Bags Coarse and Fine Bran. 600 Bairs Middlings, 300 Ba-3 Mixed Feed, 200 Bays Choice Wheat, 200 Dag-5 Cracked Corn, 100 Ba-3 Small Yellow Corn, 100Ba43 KolUd Oats and 70 Bag3 Oil Cake Meal. 3" Ye s decte J these Goods during our last trip to the Coast ; they are first- cias, and cost no more than poorer qualities iuw on the market. Give Us a Trial ! Bedrock Prices! 3?" Orders promptly attended. C?"Te!ephones No. 121. California Feed Co., KING WRIGHT, 344S 1-PH-lm Proprietors. YOU FEED THE BABY! The .Skin needs fo)1. If the Com plexion is sallow, ro'igh, scaly, pimply, it is because it is not fed with LOLA 3I0NTEZ CREJIE The Skin Food and Tissue Builder, positively the onlv sjfe and reliable ar ticle for the Complexion. Absolutely harmless, opens the pores, increases the natural and necessary secretions of the skin. Restores the hsh to firm healthv state cf youth. Prevents wrinkles. Good for burns, chapped lips and hands. Bot lasts three mouths. PRICE 75 GENTS. ZSAskyour drugiat for it. HOW "CAN YOU TOLERATE Freckles, Pim pies, Blackheads, yellow -or-mud-.dy'Skin, mouth Wrinkles or any form of facial dis figurement hen Mrs. Nettie Har rison guarantees to cure you. Don't consider your case a hopeless one. Mrs. Harrison treats Iadi for all de fects of face and figure. The perma nent removal of superfluous hair guaranteed. MRS. fLTXITC HARRISON Ainerica's Beauty Doctor. 26 Geary Street, San Francisco, Cal. gT For sale by HOLLISTER & CO., Druircrists, 100 Fort St Honolulu. 3406-tf 0 (1 Fl SCOD 6S to5rhite i Two Soleil-Scbciblcr POLARISCOPES complete with Tubes, Lvrps, Cylinders, Scales, Weights, Etc., Etc. APPLY TO- Benson, Smith & Co. 1411 1 490-3 w Notice. 4 T THE ANNUAL MEETING OF . the Kahultii Railroad Company, Limited, held at their office t his day, the follow in gentlemen were re-electcl to eerve dur:n? the cn3ning year: W. C. Wilder President W. F. Allen Vice-President R. B. fIo?e Secretary F. L. ytolz Tras'irer W. F. Allen Auditor S. B. ROSE, Secretary. Honolulu, August 9, 1S93. .34-53-1 w D tir.r3 SPECIAL BARGAINS INT. B. SACHS', 5i0 Fort Street - Honolulu. A BIG OUT IN TOWELS FOUli riPKCIAI, BARGAINS! White Turkish Hath Towels, 10x41 inches for $2.15 perdoz. White Turkish Hath Towels, extra sizes, 23x51 inches for $2.t0 per doz. Linen Damask Towels, fancy border, size 20x41 inches, for per doz. White Damask Towels, 21Ax45 inches for S3.25 per dozen. Also some new Hue Children's Leghorn Hats, very reasonble. 5grThe prices are for this OF ml The Ribbons, Laces, Embroidery, Ginghams, Swisses, Wool Dress JSDAY, -O- 0 THU THE -:- LATEST -:- NOVELTIES AT THE FAMOUS STORE OF B. F. EHLERS & CO., 509 and 511 - - - Fort Street. Ladies' and Children's Jackets and Caps. Irish Point, Antique and Madras Curtains. Chenille Portieres with fringes from 6.50 a pair upwards. Smyrna Rugs in all sizes from $2 upwards. Knotted Swiss, Silkaline and Dimity in great variety. Cashmere Sublimes at 20 cents a yard; one of the hand somest wash material this season, entirely new and for the price has no equal. White Lawn in plain, striped and checked. Dressmaking Under the Management of Mrs. Kenner FACTORY -0- Having Placed Our Orders for Large Lines Goods Shortly to Arrive, wo Must Make Room for Same. -o- We Offer Homo Startling Bargains in Staple Stationery as follows: O GOOD QUALITY PENCILS rubber tipped, at 15 cents a dozen ; note Bize, VE NETIAN LINEN Tablets, 15 cents. 2 for 25 cents; Letter Tablets, good quality, 15 ccnt3, former price 25 centa ; 1 HO I O rHAnhs, cabinet sizes, new, 00 cents, 3 for $1 ; Composition Hooks, &ize 7x8)4, kx,j quality, 50 cents a dozen ; NOTK PAI'KK. XA ream packages, special lino, 25 cents; ENVELOPES, white, good quality, per box 500, only 75 cents; PEN HOLDERS, suitable for school nee, 15 cents a dozen. NOTICE In consequence of cutting prices, we cannot allow any discount to the trade on above lines. We are just in receipt of a full line MAIlUUtf WARDS Gne linen Papers, ruled and unruled ; Envelopes to match . ALUMINIUM NOVELTIKS Ju?t the thing for Whist and Euchre Prizes; guaran teed not to tarnish ; a largs variety of these goods in Playing Card Cases; prices reasonable. MtJSIC DKPAItTMENT. Everything to he found in a first-class Mu-ic Store; over 25,000 pieces sheet Music to select from. Our prices will be found th5 lowest and goods the best. SPECIAL DISCOUNT allowed to Teachers, Schools and Clergymen. Send or write for catalogues and discount". PUBLISHERS of Prof, lienor's "MELE HAWAII," 20 numbers, the only choice selection of Hawaiian Music in print. OKNKHAIj AGENTS. J. & C. Fischer, Everitt & Schiller PIANOS ; Story and Clark and Chicago Cottage ORGANS; YOST TYPE-WHITER, DENSMORE TYPE-WRITER, the two be?t writing Machine in the world. TYPK-VKITKIt KUl'PIA' DKPAIiTMKNT. We will soon ii ue a catalogue of Papers, Ribbons, etc., for all makes of Machines. Parties desiring a ropy, can hava H ima mailed to their address" by leaving name at our of lire This catalogue will be fjnnd very useful to Type-writers ger.eia'ly. The Hawaiian News Co., L'd., Honolulu. The Daily fc. 11 1 Uelivered CXbvtrtistmsv.ls. FOR THIS WEEK ONLY AT- pure linen, extra laro size, week only. eiimant Sale Lawns, Goods, Plain and Figured Silk COMMENCES ON AUGUST 5th EYY To-EOliT STBEET-TS PRICES. Advertiser PEC R MONTH. by Cai'rier rCnu CUtwrti&rmrnU. loflir Jincli Baths ! Extensive improvements have recently been made nt thin popti'ar resort and the management announces a re-opening on Thursday, July 0th A NEW 1ND COMMODIOUS DANCING PAVILION Has been erected for the accommodation of llathingand Dancing Parties, and with the new and increased accommodations in The Ladies Bathing Department! Unusual facilities are offered to Ladien and Children. CPA full assortment of New Path- ing Suits just received. 154J3-lm Honolulu Cycleiy! TUE ARMORY, BERETANU ST., Wcotten & Bromley, - Proprietors LADIES' AND GENTS' Cushion Tire Safeties and Tandems FOR RENT By the day or hour. Riding lessons given day or evening. 1GERT8 FOR THE CELEBRATED Americsin Jiamblcr Safeties 'itted with KUeptic sprocket and (J. A. J. corrugated air tube tires. These tires can be fitted to any pneumatic safety, they ore practically puncture proor, do not slip on wet roaua, ami oro very fafct. Any desired gear can bo furnished with these wheels from No. 5(1 to 80. While on my Rambler wheel I'm seated, And up the street. 1 swiftly trlide. They say discussion, grows quite heated To know what wheel that man dotli ri .le; And when my wheel I let them try, They exclaim wish I'ok intent " This la the wheel wo'll Mircly buy it we aon't lay up a cent. All Kinds of Bi'jcle Repairbg Done at short notice und at reasonable prices. All work guaranteed. Work from the other islands attended to and return ed promptly. A FULL LINE OF Columbia Cloyed Parts ON HAND ! Also, Lamps, Pells, Whistles, Bundle Carriers, Lubricating Oil, llluminatiag Oil, Bicycle Knamel, Trouscr Guards and rubber cement for mending leaky tires, Bicycles Enameled And small parts Nicklo plated. SyBargains in New and Second-hand Hafeties for Ladies, (lenthtiicn and Boys. S7""Ca!l and examine them. H375-tf Criterion Salooi PF.lt vVTJHXItyVLIV Another Invoice of the celebrated JOHN WIELAND EXTRA PALE Lager Beer Alo, a fresh Invoic; of CA.L.IKOItNlA OYHTKltM ron OYSTER COOKTAlbS L. If. DEE, I'roprietor. 3400 EST"" The Latest 1'arisiau Fashions hi Hair Dressing. MME. J. PHILLIPS, I-ifidieH' Hair Drosscr. Hair Culturist and Toilet ArliMe. 8."0 Market .Street. Importer of Human Hair Goods and Toilet Articles for private and stage, me. Private Kooms for Hair Dreeing, Shampooing and Tonic Treatment. 3410 tf WONG SYI liKMOVRl) Ti HIV.CIOTJH fi T7YItTKKH AT .r0.T KOUT ktri:i:t. The Finest Line or Shirts in the city. Hilk, CraiH.,' Flannel and Linen Shirts made to order. I'ainiusiti, Nlubt Hhirt, unl Oottoii Unilprwntir Jp6F"Tailoring in all its branches. 508 FORT STIiKJST. 3i4S,ly