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XT. S. WEATHER BUREAU, JANUARY 19. Last 24 hours' rainfall, .35.
Temperature, Max. 74; Man. 60. Weather, cloudy; kona winds and rain.
SUGAR-96 Degree Test Centrifugals, 3.6175c; Per Ton, $72.35.
88 Analysis Beets, 8s 2V4d; Per Ton, $75.20.
VOL. XLIIL, NO. 7317.
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1700 MEORE the d
Waipahu's Mana
ger Says Last
; Japanese Must
Go to Work
Get Out.
There have been lively times at Wai
pahu as the following staff correspond
ence of the Advertiser will show, hut
the prospects are that the Japs will re
sume work this morning. Meanwhile
the mill has been manned by Hawaiians
and a new lot of Japs from the Mon
golia were brought into camp. The
trouble was started by a few agitators
who, among other demands, included the
discharge of the plantation doctor for
holding a post-mortem. The strikers
also wanted more money for the cane
loaders. A force of armed police were
onthe ground all day yesterday and
Manager Bull took a firm stand, order
ing the men to take their choice be
tween going to work or being paid off,
'About 1700 Japs are in the strike.
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J. R. Gait. M. P. Robinson. "
E. A. Mclnerny. I A. B. Loebenstein. ' Dan Case.
W. O. Smith.
Geo. W. Smith.
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" "strike troubles of Waipahu, consisting
of 27 men, mounted and foot omcers,
went to Waipahu by the 7:30 train
yesterday morning. Captain Sam Les
lie commanded the mounted patrolmen
and Lieut. Willis had charge of the
foot officers. The horsemen took their
saddles with them and all were arm
ed with rifles and ball cartridges.
At Waipahu the party boarded a car
and were taken directly to the mill,
establishing temporary quarters in the
office. Cigars and tobacco were served
out by the plantation people and the
officers were generally made to feel at
Manager Bull was in town but was
expected to arrive by the 10 o'clock
train. Nothing could be done until he
The advent of the police was watch
ed with quiet curiosity by a large
number of Japanese gathered outside
the plantation office. Work on the
place was at a standstill, all hands to
the number of about 1700 having joined
the strikers. The Chinese and Kore
ans worked part of Thursday but were
threatened with violence by the s.trik
erjs and quit in the afternoon.
The strike started on Tuesday, the
cane-loaders and cutters being the first
to go out.
9; What their reason for discontent
i . ras is not known. They just quit work
Something of the De
bate on the Philip
pine Bill.
They Will Seek to Get Fair Play for Jf
Hawaii From the Congress of
the United States.
'Without making any complaint.
On Thursday the strike spread to
the entire plantation and on the even
ing- of that day a lengthy list of com
plaints was presented to the man
Acting Japanese Consul Matsubara
and A. K. Ozawa had come from town
in an automobile on Thursday to at
tempt to straighten matters out. After
a conference with the leaders of the
strike on Thursday evening, they start
ed for town where Consul Matsubara
had an engagement.
The Japanese ciamored for their
representative to remain with them
longer but he refused and started up
his machine. This exasperated the la
borers and an attempt was made to
head off the consul and compel him
to remain. An ugly rush ensued but
the automobile bore Messrs. Matsubara
and Ozawa in the direction of Pearl
City and town.
While Manager Bull's arrival was
being awaited twelve horses were
placed at the disposal of the mounted
Patrolmen and were saddled and held
ready for emergencies.
Ten o'clock saw Manager Bull at
. Waipahu and he proceeded at once to
'the Office That fio Viorl rpsnlvpl llnflTl
definite plan of action was quickly
seen. This was evidently the result
jj of a meeting with the directors of the
:J Plantation, held in town.
The manager accompanied by twelve
"It seems to me that the impression
that Mr. Payne was unfriendly toward
the Islands and the sugar industry here
has been exaggerated," said Governor
Carter yesterday, looking up from a
copy of the Congressional Record he was
reading. "A careful reading of what
he really did say in Congress shows him
to be a verv fair man. I had myself
gained an impression of Mr. Payne's
unfriendliness that the record does not
justify. Mr. Payne, for instance, did
not say that the Hawaiian planters
made a profit of 7.2 per cent, a year.
What he did say was that the profit
was 2.7, which is a vastly different
The debate to which the Governor
refers took place on the Philippine
tariff bill in the House of Representa
tives on January 4, and was led by
Payne of New York for the passage of
the bill as chairman of the Ways and
Means Committee. In the course of the
debate Mr. Payne said:
"Xow, Mr. Chairman, what will be
the effect of the passage of this bill upon Congress the justice of returning to this community in the way of appropria
reducing this rate of dutv to 33 cents, tions 75 per cent, of the monev collected here for customs and internal revenue
Mr. Campbell Cables
His Success to the
The Territorial bonds have been sold
IX men of Hawaii will leave this port on the steamer Mongolia today, a
seventh man having preceded them in the same interest, to endeavor to
persuade the Congress of the United States to an act of justice, some
what tardy, to this Territory.
The seven are the men whose pictures appear in a group on this page,
namely, Messrs. W. O. Smith E. A. Mclnerney, Mark P. Robinson, George W.
Smith and J. R. Gait of Honolulu, A. B. Loebenstein of Hilo and Dan Case of in New York.
3kaui. Mr. W,. O. Smith left Honolulu for the Coast on the Sierra on January st niht Governor Carter receiv-
, ... . . , , x . , . x ed from Treasurer Campbell, now in
atUi, and will join the delegates m Washington. , .
W s New lork, a cablegram advising him
Tlie faets luat haye led up to the sending of this delegation make up, in j that the isgue of $750 000 of Territorial
effect, the recent history of Hawaii. These Islands were annexed to the United bonds, authorized under the loan act
States of their own will, and gave up with their annexation large revenues, J passed by the last Legislature and
the customs receints and tho reinta from internal revenue for which no ' the sale of which was approved by
adequate return has ever been made from the national treasury. President
Roosevelt, recognizing that an injustice had been done the Islands in thus tak
ing away annually large sums which were paid directly from the local circula
tion and found their way back to the Islands but slowly, if at all, because of
their remoteness from the great centers of trade, made the recommendation in
his message that Congress should give some restitution in the way of larger
appropriations for public improvements here.
It was a matter that had been discussed variously and very largely locally,
and Hawaii was quick to take advantage of the suggestion contained in the
President's message knowing that Mr. Roosevelt is Hawaii's friend and that
he probably stands ready to do what he can in furtherance of the suggestion in
his message. The matter was taken up in Washington by the Delegate to Con
gress and by Judge Hatch, who represents the interests of the planters there.
and after some correspondence it was determined to appoint a committee of
business men representative of the Islands to proceed to Washington and urge
Will Demand an
Apology from
the President of
Three Warships on the
Coast to Seize and
Hold the Custom
a hundred pounds, or a third of a cent
a pound, upon the sugar industry of the
Philippine Islands? I do riot believe it
is going to give them a market in the the following report:
United States. I do not believe it is
The Chamber of Commerce and the Merchants' Association met jointly and
a joint committee from those bodies, after several davs' consideration, made
President Roosevelt, had been sold
yesterday at 98 1-2. The Governor at
once cabled back, approving of the
The cablegram from Mr. Campbell
did not state whether the bonds had
been disposed of at private sale, or by
These bonds will bear interest at
three and one-half per cent., which is
the lowest interest rate Territorial
bonds have ever borne. In fact, con
sidering the rate of sale and the in
terest, the money for the bonds will
cost the Territory only 3.68 per cent,
net, and that is the most favorable
rate ever made.
The best previous rate was on the
refunding bonds, sold to Wm. G. Ir
win, those bearing interest at the rate
of four per cent. The present issue,
besides the low interest rate, has the
added advantage that the bonds may
be issued as the money is needed to
pay for public improvements, the buy
ers agreeing to take them up as issued.
In this way, any part of the bonds
may be issued, and the Territory will
(Associated Press Cablegrams.)
WASHINGTON, January 20.
France will demand an imme
diate apology from President
Castro of Venezuela. There are
three French .warships near the
Venezuelan coast, and it is prob
able that there will be a seizure
of the customs revenues of the
country. The American govern
ment is complacent in the mat-
President Castro has been system
atically affronting the French gov
ernment for some time past, refusing
a settlement of just claims and rely
ing upon the United states to preserve
the integrity of Venezuelan territory
because of the Monroe doctrine.. The
seizure of his ports and t the admin
istration of the customs revenues by
France with America's consent is prob
ably the first decisive step toward an
adjustment of the difficulties.
GUAYQUAL, Ecuador, Janu
ary 20. The revolutionists have
entered Quito, and Vice Pres
ident Moreno has taken the reins
of government and named his
"Your committee appointed at the joint meeting of the trustees of the not be compelled to. pay interest on
enough to help them here at ; Chamber of Commerce, and the directors of the Merchants' Association of Hono- money that may be lying idle in the
t ' v emit 1 Tt. r'ot-MrkKll U.r
least I am very much in doubt about it lulu, held on the 16th day of December, 1903, 'to submit the names of at least ' ' nh
for the three years that this duty isj three gentlemen to be sent to Washington by the Chamber of Commerce and the missjon and win in ai probability
to be placed upon the sugar. It will Merchants' Association of Honolulu, jointly, and to communicate with the other start for home at once.
stimulate the nrice m China. We have islands, callinc nttentinn in tha -rrtmmoTwIntinns of Mr TTtli nnil tn renort ;
examined a good deal into the price of. to a joint meeting of both bodies,' begs leave to report as follows:
sugar in tne .Philippine islands under "Communications have been forwarded to the Island of Kauai, and to com
their present methods, which, of course,1 mercial bodies on the Islands of Hawaii and Maui with a request that the :
could be improved if we could get the. result of any action they may take be sent to this committee by wireless. '
capital to go over there; and yet with "We recommend that a delegation of five gentlemen be sent to Washing-
the improved methods in the Hawaiian - ton by the two bodies jointly, to urge the passage by Congress of a bill to carry
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19. Gen. Luke
Wright, Governor of the Philippines,
has been nominated by the President as
Ambassador to Japan. Commissioner
Ide next in succession to Wrieht for
Islands, they do not seem to have revo-. out the recommendation of President Roosevelt, that seventy-five per cent, of th r,osition of Governor of the Philin-
lutionized the cost of sugar. They the Federal revenues in Hawaii be set apart for use in such Territory, and that retir- from ofRr in Tnn(l
have Detter sugar lands mere tnan tney. such delegation be as follows: W. O. Smith, M. P. Robinson, G. W. Smith, E. A. ,
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have m the Philippine islands, lhey-j JUelnerny, J. R. Gait.
have had free sugar into the United "We further recommend that the delegation be authorized to select and
States for about thirty years abso-: appoint a press agent, who shall also act as secretary, and that the joint bodies
lutely free. They have built up an in-J arrange to meet the drafts for expenses of the delegation not to exceed ten
dustry there in the Hawaiian Islands thousand dollars ($10,000.00)."
of 370,000 tons a year. They havej This report was adopted, and then a subscription list was started and the
some very rich lands. They have somei sum of ten thousand dollars was collected to pay the expenses of the delegates.
lands there that have produced the The other islands had, in the meantime, been asked to join in the sending of
record crop of the world. I saw some . delegates, and the Island of Hawaii selected as its delegate A. B. Loebenstein
Gen. J. F. Smith, formerly of Cali
fornia, will be appointed in his place.
CANON CITY, Colo., Jan. 19. The
family of Governor Peabody is recov
ering. It is believed that illness was
due to ptomaine poisoning.
VICTORIA, Jan. 19. The ship King
David has been totally wrecked at
Bajos Point, Vancouver Island. Seven
of the crew are missing.
CHICAGO, January 20. The
Chinese commissioners have
reached here and have been cor
dially received by the officials.
LONDON, January 20. The
Liberals have elected 228 mem
bers of Parliament, the Unionists
96, the Nationals 72 and the La-
borites 37.
20. It is not expected that there
will be any disorder here on Red
20. Gans won his fight with Sul
livan in the fifteenth round.
Gans is a nr-gro lightweight who has
a varied career in the prize ring, and
who has not the most savory record
possible. Sullivan, comparatively
ppeakingr. is a new man although he
has been in the ring for several years.
He hails from Boston.
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(Cont!nwd on Pic S.I

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