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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, HONOLULU, NOVEMBER 9, 1903.
WALTER G. SMITH - EDITOR
MONDAY : : : NOVEMBER 9
THE SITUATION IN PANAMA.
European newspapers and anti-Imperialists
in the United States are
probably roundly denouncing the
United States for its action at Panama.
Possibly some papers have gone to the
extent of writing of Secretary Hay and
President Roosevelt as "pirates" and
"flllibusterers" but America has certain
rights on the Isthmus of Panama,
guaranteed by a very ancient treaty,
which permit her to do many thinps
there that people unfamiliar with that
document might regard as high handed
President Roosevelt has evidently been
well acquainted with the preparations
which have been going on at Panama
and Colon ever since last July, for a
war against the government of Colom
bia. An enormous number of arms
and much ammunition has been re
cently smuggled into Panama. For
years every Colombian has been sun
plied with a riflle and ammunition and
this late importation alone should con
vince anyone that something of a
momentous nature was impending.
Many Venezuelans and adventurers
from all parts of Central America and
from Venezuela have flocked to Pana
ma and Colon. The firing of a shot
would set off a revolution which might
needlessly destroy many lives. The in
terests of Panama are in the main dis
similar to those of the main portion
of Colombia on the South American
Over half a century ago our govern
ment became responsible for the main
tenance of unchecked travel across the
Isthmus. In 1846 the United States
made a treaty with New Granada, now
Colombia, in which it was provided, in
the thirty-fifth article, that the right
of transit over the Isthmus "should
be open and free to the Government
and citizens of the United States," and
the "United states at the same time
guaranteed the neutrality of the Isth
mus and agreed to protect it from for
eign aggression. Should a great civil
war occur there and the Colombian
government be worsted a new govern
ment would rise to power which might
say: "The Republic of Colombia is no
more, this new government has nothing
to do with the old treaty." In this way
American interests in the Isthmus
might be greatly imperilled. The Uni
ted States now steps in with her
marines to prevent just such a happen
ing and at the same time is ready to
enforce the old treaty rights if a new
government takes charge of the ter
ritory affected by the treaty.
EXIT WALKING DELEGATE.
The walking delegate, Sam. Parks,
bombastically thrust forward by the
local organ of treacherous Republicans
as the conqueror of the conservative
union leader, Buchanan, by whom in
fact he was ignominiously defeated at
Kansas City, has gone back to Sing
Sing for thirty months with the pros
pect also of serving out his former
The last instance of his successive
extortions was less productive than
some of the others, but eciually inter
esting. Parks fined the Tiffany Studio
Company five hundred dollars. The
treasurer, Schmidt, asked him whether
or no the money would go to the labor
union, and received the answer: "It
goes to Parks." "But," Schmidt re
plied, "the union men will kick." The
retort was prompt and decisive: "I.
have got those muzzled, and, if j
one of them objects, we will fine him
fifty dollars and he can't get another
job in the city."
.The money was paid, and, the next
morning, the strikers resumed work.
These facts were all sworn to at the
trial of Parks, and were only a trifling
instance of a system of extortion from
employers and of peculation from the
unions that he had impudently prac
tised for years.
The intelligent and industrious wage
earners who have been thus abused
welcome revelations and convictions
that have broken the power of the
walking delegates. They propose to
control reorganized unions, which will
"be limited to useful ends, pursued by
lawful and honeat methods, and in
fluential newspapers are prognosticat
ing a restoration of harmony between
capital and labor that will not be long
In a recent issue of the Advertiser,
among its telegraphic dispatches, was
an item to the effect that John L. Phil
lips, Mayor of Springfield, 111., had
been indicted for malfeasance in office.
It has since come to the knowledge
of the Advertiser that the malfeasance
charged did not occur until Mr. Phil
lips had retired from office and that it
is his successor who has been indicted
and not Mr. Phillips.
"We regret the occurrence of the mis
take and any annoyance it may have
caused Mr. Phillips.
The Hilo Tribune cheerfully admits
having led the anti-everything faction
which defeated the Republican county
candidates in East Hawaii.
TRADE GAINING IN JAPAN.
Imports into Japan from the United
States for the first time exceed those
from the United Kingdom. In the six
months ending with June, 1903, the im
ports into Japan from the United
States were 24,950,493 yen, against 23,
803,656 from the United Kingdom. This
is the first annual or semi-annual pe
riod in which the imports from the
United States into Japan have ex
ceeded those of the Uniteu Kingdom.
In 1891 the imports into Japan from the
United States were less than two mil
lion yen, against more than sixteen
millions from the United Kingdom; in
lfcUl, from the United States a little less
than seven million yen, against twenty
millions from the United Kingdom; in
1900, sixty-two million yen from the
United States, against seventy-one mil
lions from the United Kingdom; in 1901
and 1902, following the increase in
the Japanese tariff, the total imports
into that country showed a consider
able reduction, and as a consequence
the imports from the United States in
1902 were but 48,652,824 yen, against
50,364,029 yen from the United King
dom. In the six months ending with
June, 1903, the imports from the United
States were 24,950,490 yen, against 23,
803,654 yen from the United Kingdom.
In 1881 the United States furnished
less than six per cent of the imports
into Japan and the United Kingdom
furnished over fifty-two per cent. In
1902 the United. States furnished 17.9
per cent of the total imports and the
United Kingdom 18.5 per cent, while in
the six months ending with June, 1903,
the United States supplied 15 per cent
of the imports into -Japan and the
United Kingdom 14.3 per cent.
One cause of the reduction in imports
from the United States into Japan
since 1900 is the fact that that country
is in recent years buying more largely
of her raw cotton from India. The
total value of imports into Japan from
India has grown from less than eight
million yen in 1892 to forty-nine million
yen in 1902, and in the six months end
ing with June, 1903, was 39,690,954 yen.
The importations of ginned cotton into
Japan from the United States amount
ed in 1900 to 1,112,834 piculs and in 1902
to 731,800 piculs, while from India the
imports of ginned cotton in 1900 were
739,073 piculs and in 1902, 1,768,189
piculs. The v.- lue of imports of raw
cotton from the United States in 1900
was twenty-seven million yen and in
1902 nineteen million yen, while that
from India was, in 1900, seventeen mil
lion yen, and in 1902, thirty-nine mil
This partial transfer of the cotton
trade of Japan from the United States
to India accounts for the fact that the
percentage which the United States
supplied of the total imports of Japan
in 1902 and the first half of 1903 was
less than in 1900, in which year we
supplied 21.96 per cent of the total
imports of Japan.
Hilo people talk of holding back
their taxes for the new county govern
ment. What an uproar it would cre
ate if the Territory attempted such a
policy and decided to withhold money
for East Hawaii improvements until
after the first of the year. There would
be Just as much justice in the one
proposition as in the other.
Too many courtesies cannot be ex
tended tp the members of the army
board now In the islands. The military
officers are here for business, but that
business can be facilitated in many
ways by the assistance of the Mer
chant's Association and of the citi
Next year will be the first leap year
ROBERT WILCOX AT REST
(Continued from page 1.)
driven into the cathedral premises and
was stopped at the mauka entrance.
The Hawaiians at once surged for
ward, crowding about the pallbearers
as the casket was lifted from the wag
on and borne through the entrance
into the church. The casket was plac
ed at the foot of the chancel steps and
two tall lighted tapers were imme
diately placed beside it. The floral em
blems were ranged on the chancel in
a semi-circle, presenting a beautiful
picture. An exquisite cross of aluma
rias adorned the altar. The altars and
pulpit stand were covered with black
palls. The honorary and actual pall
bearers ranged themselves in an oval
several feet back from the casket.
WITHIN THE CATHEDRAL.
The doors were then opened and for
half an hour crowds surged up the
main aisle, passed around the coffin,
and again out of the cathedral. The
coffin was handsomely draped with Ha
waiian flags and floral wreaths. The
face of the dead leader was not ex
posed. In a front pew near the casket
sat the widow and her children. Dr.
Walters, the physician who attended
Mr. Wilcox, stood near the foot of the
casket, the pallbearers occupying he
onrai were as follows: Honorary Dall
bearers: G. C. Beckley, Elia Lone,
Palmer Woods, C. P. Iaukea, Frank
Harvey. David Notley. J. H. Bovd, A.
Fernandez. J. E. Bush, Sam Nowlein,
C. W. Ashford, T. C. Polikapa; pall
bearers: J. W. Bipikane. D. Damien.
Chas. Notley. D. Kalauokalani. Jr., J.
M. Poepoe, R. N. Boyd, J. C. Lane, J.
K. Prendergast. Wm. Mossman, Jr., J.
A. Akina. William White.
THE FUNERAL PROCESSION.
About 3:30 the organ pealed forth in
the doleful strains of Cor Jesu, and as
the choir sang- the selection, Bishop
Libert, accompanied by the acolytes,
choir boys, censer bearers and cross
bearer, entered the chancel and then
descended the steps to the space occu
pied by the casket, where the impres
sive ritual of the church was said.
The program in the church was as fol
"Cor Jesu" Choir
Reading Non intres
Solo "When the Tears".. Fr. Valentin
Finale In paridisum
POOLAS DRAW FUNERAL CAR.
The casket was then borne from the
cathedral and placed upon a funeral
car draped in black, surmounted by a
silver crucifix and adorned with black
plumes. Instead of horses being at
tached, nearly four hundred poolas, or
longshoremen, each attired in white
trousers, black shirt and white can, in
command of Wm. Olepau, the Long
shoreman president, assisted by Hale
Kahale, drew the car with cables. John
Wise was to have acted as Marshal of
the Day, but owing to indisposition this
duty devolved upon Joe Clark.
It was an odd procession, the line be
ing filled with Hawaiians. There were
nearly a hundred lei women in white
holokus and straw hats, wearing Wil
cox ribbons across their shoulders.
The women of the AlohaaAina Society,
all garbed in somber black, formed an
interesting division of one hundred per
sons. Large delegations from the Ha
waiian Benefit Society and the Home
Rule party, with notable chiefs and
chiefesses in carriages completed the
procession. According to the publish
ed order of the procession thirteen
princesses were in line.
ANCIENT BAND PLATED.
A reminder of the old days was the
presence of Kau, Jack Kuamoo and
Sam Kamakaia, former members of the
original Royal Hawaiian National
band, who, with cornet, snare and bass
drum, played the only music in the
procession. The line of march was
from the Roman Catholic cathedral,
down Fort street to King, along King
to the Catholic cemetery.
The order of procession was as fol
lows, with the titles as given by those
in charge of the arrangements:
Marshal of the Dav.
Platoon of Police.
S. C. Dwight, leader, and the Hui Hoo-
kuonoono Oiwi Hana.
William Kaleihuia, leader, and the Hui
Members of the Home Rule Partv.
Executive Committee of the Home Rule
Hui Poolas, under Wm. Olepau, draw
ing the hearse.
Honorary and Active Pallbearers.
Princess Theresa Owana Wilcox, Prince
Keoua Wilcox, Princess Kaohi Ka
W. S. Wilcox, Mrs. W. F. Sherratt and
Chas. Wilcox, wife and children.
Mrs. Gohier, E. Wilcox and R. Wilcox.
Mrs. E. Johnson and Stone.
William White and wife.
Mrs. J. A. Akina and family.
Sam Aki and family.
Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Manase.
Mrs. Kahuila Wilcox.
High Chiefess E. K. Kekaaniauokalani.
High Chiefess Lucy K. Peabody.
High Chiefess Kalani Kiekie Henriques
High Chief O. Makainae.
High Chief A. K. Palekaluhi.
Princess Mary Kunuiakea.
Princess Hoonanea Simersan.
Princess Malaea Kahaawelani.
Princess Mary Kinoole Ailau.
Princess Methau Beckley.
Princess Kahapula Beckley.
Princess Hannah Boyd and sister.
Sam Kamaiopili and wife.
Princess Kahalelaukoa Booth.
Princess D. Hoaoili.
President D. Kalauokalani and w ife.
Vice-President J. P. Makainai and wife.
Rep. D. M. Kupihea and wife.
J. M. Kealoha and wife.
Members of the Legislature.
The procession was met at the ceme
tery gate by the Territorial band un
der Capt. Berger, and the remains were
escorted into the grave yard premises,
those in the procession pausing within
the grounds on each side of the walk.
Between these lines the casket was car
ried to the grave. Bishop Libert offi
ciated there, and the remains were laid
away to their eternal rest.
Emancipation of Woman !
"Within the last few months there
have appeared in the daily papers
throughout the country numerous ac
counts of young women resenting In
sults of the opposite sex in a masculine
style that is to be highly commended.
Women are beginning to realize their
own powers. They are beginning to
know themselves more thoroughly.
They are drifting fast from the weak
ness and delicate sensitiveness which
in the past was supposed to have b'3n
a part of their nature.
The Athletic woman has now come to
the fore. She is popular. She is ad
mired and sought after by the more
desirable marriageable men. Men are
beginning to realize that marriage
means the building of a home, and
when they become thus seriously in
clined, and understand that in selecting
a wife they are also selecting the moth
er of their children, strength and health
and other womanly characteristics as
sume vast importance.
The physical culture wave that is
now sweeping America 1b beginning to
fan Hawaii. It will teach women the
true value of the powers they should
possess. Physical culture in the form
of athletics and gymnastics, will soon
enable her to closely approach her
brother in strength and agility. Any
one can readily imagine the value to
the future of the race of all this physi
There is at present a crying need for
healthy, sturdy mothers. The next gen
eration of Honolulu will marvel at
humanity being so perverse as to find
anything admirable in a delicate sickly
body. Any woman, no matter what her
age mi.?ht be, can regain her strength
and vitality by attending the "Woods
Institute. My pupils are getting strong
er every day.
Ringing Aloises i
In the ears (how disagreeable they i
are ! ) become chronic and cause
much uneasiness and even tempo- !
rary distraction. They are signs
of catarrh; other signs are drop
pings in the throat, nasal sounds
of the voice, impaired taste, smell
Catarrh is a constitutional dis
ease, originating in impure blood,
and requires a constitutional
" I suffered from catarrh in the head and
loss of appetite and sleep. My blood was
thin and I felt bad all over most of the
time. I decided to try Hood's Sarsaparilla
and now have no symptoms of catarrh,
have a good appetite, and sleep well. I
heartily recommend Hood's Sarsaparilla to
all my friends." K. Long, California Junc
tion, Iowa. f.
Cures catarrh of the nose, throat.
bowels, &c, removes all its effects,
and builds up the whole system.
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you can obtain an up-to-date office in the new ALEXANDER YOUNG BUILDING for $20.00
per month and upwards. The price includes hot and cold water, electric lights and janitor service
The new fireproof warehouse just back of the Young Building is now complete with freight
elevator, and storage room may be obtained on application to the agents of the building.
THE VON HAMM-YOUNG CO, XTD.
Carrara paint is noted not only for its beauty, but as well for its lasting
Quality, its general superiority on every point over all other paints and the
cheapness with which it can be used.
It lastslonger, spreads farther, looks better, has a permanent gloss an
has more brilliancy than any other paint made.
It does not require a varnish to keep it bright and fresh. It preserves an
brightens colors, and Is the best wood preservative known.
It does not crack, chalk, fade or peel. Always the same in all kinds of
wind, sun or weather.
It is not affected by any climate conditions, dust or dirt, and when wash
ed does not stain or lose color or brilliancy, i
It cannot be corroded like white lead paints.
It is the Ideal paint for house, barn or fence, interior and exterior work.
Look at the houses in Honolulu painted with Carrara and compare then
with those painted with other paints, ri&itert
Pacific Hardware Co.. SOLK Ag?0
WINCTWO CHAN & CO.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS
in Carved Ivory, Sandal Wood, Ebony and Teak. Silks, Liaca
Embroideries, Rattan Goods, Chinaware, Etc., Etc.
NUUANU STREET, BELOW KING STREET.
how much it costs to have electric lights and she will tell
you they cost about the same as kerosene.
Now how about the convenience?
Do you think there is any comparison?
Most people think electric lights come high,
but that is a mistake ask your neighbor if she uses
electricity she will tell you.
HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC Co., Ltd.
Office, King Street.
258 Beretama Street. Phone Blue
132 Fort St., below King and 152
DEPOT OF THE "BOSS OF
Byron Hot Springs
Only 68 Miles From San Francisco on
Main Line Southern Pacific Co.
MOST WONDERFUL SPRINGS
HOT SALT, HOT, MUD AND SUL
Fine warm swimming: tanks. Drinking-
waters of wonderful curative quali
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Thoroughly modern steam heated ho
tel as comfortable in Winter as Sum
mer. Call at Advertiser Office for booklets,
or on Mr. J. K. Burkett, who kindly
allows the use of his name.
Address, H. R. WARNER,
Byron Hot Springs, Contra Costa
Not connected with On Tai Lee.
Ladies' and Children's Underwear,
Dresses and Kimonos made to order.
At 1188 Nuuanu near Beretania street,
two doors above old stand.
HAWAIIAN SODA WORKS
FOR SODA AND CARBONATJ6D
Phone Blue 1171.
Phone Main 390.
3552. Opposite Hawaiian Hot
HATS and CLOTHING
prices call at
Hotel St.., opposite Young Bldj.
THE ROAD OVERALLS."
THE B F. DILLINGHAM COMPANY, LTD
General Agents for Hawaii.
Atlas Assurance Company of London,
Phoenix Assurance Company of Lon-
New York Underwriters Agency.
Providence Washington Insurance
Phenix Insurance Company of Brook
lyn. ALBERT RAAS, Manager.
Insurance Department office, fourtV
floor, Stangenwald building.
Made to Order I
Gentlemen's Shirts and Pajamas, anjf
styles. Long and Short Kimonos. Also
manufacturers of straw hats.
144 Nuuanu street.
eagle mm and dyeing work
Fort St.. Opposite Star Block.
Have your old SUITS MADB 0
LOOK LIKE NEW. Dyeing and press
ing. Tailoring. The renewing of lsdles1
clothing a specialty. Prices very low
Phone White 2362.