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VOL. XXXVII., NO. G377.
HONOLULU, HAWAII TERRITORY, THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 1903.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
LEADER GOES TO
THE U. S. SENATE
The Republican Caucus Chooses
Reed Smoot as Its Candidate
to Succeed Rawlins.
The Next Senator Is an Apostle of the Church
But Has Never Been a Polygamist.
A Man of Many Activities.
(ASSOCIATED PRESS OiBLEQRAMS.)
SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 14. Apostle Reed Smoot has received
the Republican caucus nomination for United States Senator.
Reed Smoot is one of the leaders of the Mormon church. He is in his
fortieth year and is a native of Utah, having been born in Salt Lake.
.When a small boy he removed with his parents to Provo, Utah, where
he has since resided. He is a graduate of the Brigham Young Academy. ' be kept alive until the Secretary had signified his approval or dissent
Preferring a business to a professional career he entered the Provo Co-
SECRETARY SHAW MUSI
MAKE THE DECISION
Governor Dole Proffers Bishop Street Site for
Federal Building and Awaits
HONOLULU, January 14, 1903.
William H. Eustis, care Secretary Treas
ury, Washington, D. C.
Approve Bishop street site. Will ac
quire and furnish without cost to Federal
Government, subject to approval and ac-
eeptance by Secretary Treasury. DOLE.
Special Commissioner Eustis, who has by this time reached Washing
tion and is preparing his report to the Secretary of the Treasury, Leslie
M. Shaw, as to the needs of the postal service here, received the above
message last evening, and purchase and transfer to the Federal govern
ment of the site for a new public building awaits only the decree of ap
proval of Secretary Shaw.
As soon as his decision had been reached Governor Dole announced
that he would take an option from the Bishop estates, and that it would
the former case the transfer will be completed and the abstract of title
THE PLAGUE IS
A Marked Increase in the Number
of Bubonic Cases Now
Eighty Plague Patients Now in the Hospital
and a Record of Fourteen Deaths in
the Period of Two Days.
operative Institution in 1880 and in eighteen months became its superin- and the opinion of District Attorney Breckons thereon will be ""rushed
tendent. In 1884 he resigned to become manager of the Provo Woolen across the sea and land t0 Washington. Owing to the confidential rela-
Mills which he controls.
Smoot is interested in several private enterprises, among which is
the Smoot drug store. He owns many sheep, is largely interested in
banking houses and several big mercantile concerns. He is associated
with Senators Kearns and Clark, Perry S. Heath, and others in the Salt
Lake, San Pedro, and Los Angeles Railroad, and the construction com
pany formed to construct the same.
He is prominent in Mormon church work, though not a Polygamist
and has lately had a great hold on politics in Utah. He will succeed
Joseph L. Rawlins, Democrat, as United States Senator from Utah.
Great Find of Treasure.
CITY OF MEXICO, Jan. 14. Senor Olavacia, Director of Las
Vozcainas College, reports to the Government the discovery at that in
stitution of a hidden chest containing a solid silver image of the Virgin,
inlaid with gold and encrusted with gems ; 192 diamonds, 342 emeralds,
26 rubies, 4 jacinths and 1,987 pearls. The gems will become the prop
erty of the Government. The valuables are supposed to have been con
cealed bv American soldiers during the war of 1846.
(ASSOCIATED PKESS CABLEGRAMS ,
MAZATLAN. Jan. 14. There are eighty plague patients in the
hospital. Six deaths occurred Saturday and eight Sunday.
Livestock at World's Fair.
KANSAS JCTTY, Jan. 14. President Francis, of the St. Louis
World's Fair, made the principal address at the stockmen's convention
here today. lie told the stockmen of the enormous building which would
house their exhibit at the fair. A building covering a million square
feet or more than thirty-two acres would be used for the "Palace of
Agriculture" and this would contain extensive exhibits of foods, dairy
products, live stock, farm machinery and agricultural products from
every portion of the world. An outdoor exhibit of stock would afford
fully examined announced that the decision of the committee, repre- the stockmen a great opportunity to show to tourists from every portion
senting as it does the best thought of the majority of those who were of the globe in 1904 the great development that American stockraisers
connected with the inquiry into the availability of various sites, must have made since the States west of the Mississippi river had been
be binding upon him, and that he was glad to be able to carry out the settled. He declared that the Exposition would furnish the greatest
w, uCcvn.g Lat uy m uoing mere woum oe an op- , , exhibit eyer seen at one time at one place in the world.
r"11""1: i me ycupic iu wurK logemer ior an eariy appropriation ior i q
the improvement of the site.
tions existing between Secretary Shaw and Mr. Eustis, it is believed that
his report will be forthcoming immediately, and that, too, there will be a
quick response from the Treasury Department.
Governor Dole exercised in the examination of the matters yesterday
a careful scrutiny of the terms of the transfer, and when these had been
WILL BUILD AQUARIUM
FOR THE SEA BEACH
OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Rapid Transit Will Provide 1 the Attraction at
the End of the Waikiki
holding, covering 100 feet of the drive
way and running back from it to the
beach. Plans are now being made by
Plans have been completed whereby
very soon after the opening for busi-
ness of the Kapiolani Park extension of
J the Rapid Transit Company's lines W. E. Pinkham for an aquarium which
The German Government denies the report that; there will be added to the attractions Will be ornamental in the extreme, and
of that section of the city an extensive it is the intention on the part of the
Coal Held by Operators.
CHICAGO, Jan. 14. Charges have been filed with Governor Yates
and Attorney-General Hamlin that the railways are holding vast quan
tities of coal in their yards with a view to influence prices, and the Attorney-General
is expected to investigate at once and take action to force
the roads to unload the cars and turn the coal over to the dealers.
While it is asserted that there are 5,000 cars of coal aggregating
150,000 tons standing in the yards of the railroad companies near Chi
cago, complainants who have laid the matter before the state authori
ties have proceeded on the assumption that the storing of coal in the yards
has been part of a policy of the roads which are interested in coal-mine
' operating as well as coal transportation.
BERLIN, Jan. 14.
Germany is seeking to acquire Colombia's interests in the Panama canal.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jan. 14. Minister Bowen, the representative
of the United States at Venezuela, has arrived. He states that he has
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full nnwers to act tor his erovernment in tne Venezuelan irouuies. ne . mere wm De an increase in me tne people may
thinks that the adjustment of the embroglio with Germany and Great
Britain can be effected without resorting to arbitration before The Hague
Want Seddon for Governor.
LONDON, Jan. 14. Petitions from native communities in New
aquarium. The intention is to makei directors to make this one of the beauty Zealand have been received by King Edward asking him to appoint
this the nucleus of a series of attrac-j spots and a center of curiosities as well.' premier Seddon Governor of New Zealand at the expiration of the
j tions, and with the improvement of the The entire plot .will be so arranged that
'01, .1 j,, w , ..I nresent covernor s term
nave access 10 uic 1 o-
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 14. Congress has passed the bill pro
viding for a rebate on all duties on coal equalling the present tariff on
that article. The Senate amendment to prevent the imposition of duty
on anthracite coal has passed both houses.
A further move against the Coal trust was inaugurated in the House
today when the chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the House
introduced a resolution asking for authorization for that Committee to
report a resolution declaring that in the opinion of the House the powers
of Congress will permit Congress to declare it necessary to seize the
coal mines and railroads carrying coal, and operate them.
WASHINTON, D. C. Jan. 14 The Senate Committee on
Foreign Relations has agreed to recommend the adoption of an amend
ment to the Cuban reciprocity treaty providing explicitly that ihe twenty
per cent reduction in the tariff on Cuban sugar coming into the United
States shall not be further reduced by any preferential rate given to an
This is the provision and protection that the beet sugar growers
especially those of Michigan have been insisting on as the price of their
consent to the treaty. This makes the reduction of the tariff for the
benefit of Cuba a definite percentage which cannot be increased by tariff
juggling or inadvertent legislation or treaty-making.
travel in that direction. ocean front through this property.
The directors of the Rapid Transit which will then be the only one opening
have secured from J. B. Castle the lease' to the sands- without trespass upon j
nrirato V r 1 il I r 0-0 li.nc trio n H rd hparh.
on what is known as the Harrison lot, '
on the ocean front adjoining the Kunst, (Continued on Pae 2.
A Drowning Accident.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 14 While a crowd was skating to
day near the Washington monument the ice broke precipitating a score
into the water. Three were drowned.
Judge De Bolt Confirmed.
WASHINGTON, D. C. Jan. 14. The Senate has confirmed J. T.
1 De Bolt as First Judge of the First Circuit Court of Hawaii.
Powder Works Blown Up.
NANAIMO, B. C, Jan. 14. The powder works at Departure Bay
were blown up today. Twelve people were killed, ten of them Chinese.
HERE IS THE REAL PROBLEM.
Thtold gentleman in the middle is quiet and harmless enough he has
bad all the war he wants for the present. The serious part of the problem
is the two strenuous young men. each at the head of a great nation by ac
cident, one by the accident of birth, the other by the accident of a national
calamity. The probable attitude of these two young men toward
a situation that could easily turn to violence and satisfy each one's long
ing for glory is most important to the peace of the world.
The New York American.
Young Corbett Wins.
HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Jan. 14 Young Corbett won in the fight
with Rice in the eighteenth round.
Reforms for Macedonia.
LONDON, Jan. 14. Austria and Russia have demanded reforms in