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SUNDAY ADVERTISER, SEPTEMBER 30, 1906.
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. . . EDITOR.
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SUNDAY : . : : " : ': SEPTEMBER 30
PAXTON ON CUBA.
The article by Elmer E. Paxton, on the Cuban station, published here
with, will be read with the profoundest interest by the people or "adn, u
will, we believe, be widely quoted on the mainland.
There is no one better -prepared to handle the subject treated of than is
Mr Paxton. As manager of the Factors' Company, Limited, he has for several
years devoted most of his time to studying the "eugar situation, having visited
Cuba for that purpose only last year.
Mr. Paxton demonstrates that Cuban annexation would cause a tremendous
collapse in the entire sugar-producing industry of the United States, and that
the tobacco industry would also suffer a most disastrous blow.
The American people, as a whole, are sick of the Philippines, and they are
not likely to gather in any more "unassimilatable Americans," for the present.
It is also extremly unlikely tnat tne iepuuucau " .
plicate the coming fall elections and the next Presidential campaign, with a
measure which will compel the great sugar and tobacco interests to fight for
their lives, and which will antagonize- a large part of the people in a majority
of the States of the Union.
Whatever may be the ultimate fate of Cuba, there is but little reason 'to
believe that Cuban annexation will be accomplished, or even Beriously at
tempted, in the early future.
THE BONES OF LEONARDO.
N. Y. Sun.
Signs of the campaign abound. Two or three piece-clubs are getting
together; the respectable collector is drumming up funds to be spent for can
didates who are far from, respectable; a paper in the native tongue is projected
through which the Hawaiians will receive a fine line of assorted whoppers; and
an otherwise disengaged newspaper man v is out with a campaign weekly in
$i -gJish which will support anyone who has the stuff. The new paper ..is named
tne Leader and called the Bleeder.
It is a bright and readable little sheet as might be assumed of any product
of Mr. William F. Sabin's pen, but to me the most interesting thing about it is
its morgue-slab display of the Bled. "
Chief among the Bled is Brown. The Bleeder has applied itself to him
like a giant mosquito. Then comes McCarthy, who seems, from the admiration
he excites in the editorial breast, to have lost at least a gallon. Bicknell gets
and probably was tapped for about a pint. Link McCandless, whose
picture is given a good position, and who gets an editorial, must have bled at
every pore. A. V. Gear had his jugular vein tapped for a hand-basin full of
mixed zoo blood and Vida yielded about eleven quarts, either his own or that of
somebody within the reach of his blacksnake whip a woman perhaps. And
then Charley Hustaee gave up about a miner's inch of the real stuff. But Mc-
Clanahan! May the Lord help MeClanahan, for he must have lost more blood
than a whole prize fight. lie needs a milk diet and tonics, MeClanahan does,
or he'll never get back his tone.
I hear that Palmer Woods ate crow the other nicht. beak, feathers, claws
By Daniel Logan.
Considerable fluctuations in the sugar market have occurred durino- the
week, the net results of which are $2.50 a ton drop in 96 test centrifugal's and
$0,20 a ton in the parity of European beets. The latest quotations are- (U.'
trifugals, 4c. a pound, $S0 a ton; Beets, 9s. 8 l-4d. long cwt., paritv $S0.60 a
ton. Although the fall in prices is a puzzle locally, it has not affected sugar
stocks. These have continued firm with a quite active market. Hawaiian
Commercial and Waialua are noted stronger, while Pioneer has declined. The
latter part of the week has been marked by a strong demand for Oahu Railway
at $90, which i.s attributed to an expectation of an increased dividend.
Yesterday the directors of Oahu Sugar Co. approved of the proposition to
change the shares from a $100 to a $20 basis. A similar change in Pioneer
stock is under consideration. Onomea i.s going to pay a dividend of 50 cents
a share every month, the equivalent of 8 1-2 per'cent on the par value. It is
reported that San Francisco is sore over its recent unloading of Onomea stock
for lack of .definite information of the condition of the estate.
The following dividends were listed yesterday by the Honolulu Stock and
September 29, 1906 C. Brewer & Co., 2 per cent; Ewa, 1 1-2 per cent
Honomu, 1 1-2 per cent; Wnimanalo, 2 per cent; Wailuku, 2 per cent- Haw'
Electric, 3-4 per cent; Olowalu, 1 per eent; Hon. It. & M. Co., 1 per cent- I -I
S. N. Co., 3-4 per cent; Hon. R. T. & L. Co., com. foiiar.'). 3-4 r.fr
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October 1, 1906 Haiku, 1 1-2 per cent; Paia, 1 per cent; Pion
. ' ....
The disregard for mere human sentiment that is characteristic of modern
ueience appears in a peculiarly unpleasant light when it involves the disturbing
of the ashes of the dead. When it is a matter of thousands of years ago the
ghoulish work may be palliated in view of results like the reconstruction of a
nennle 'a civilization from the rubbish of Ninevite or Babylonian back yards, or
the salving of a Creek poem or political pamphlet from an Egyptian muck heap,
or the defining of the walls of Priam's Ilion, around which Achilles uraggeu
Hector's corpse. The dead there have been dead so long that there is little more
. of their bones than of their clay tablets and potsherds and scraps of finery.
Still, Rameses' "mummified corpse behind a museum case, Helen's golden crown,
rifled from the grave, on a woman's head, seem out of place.
The opening of tombs nearer to us in time oiv of mere curiosity or to satisfy
scientific scepticism is more repulsive and is becoming pretty common. A few
years ago the reverent Germans dug up the Holy Roman Emperors at Speyer,
measured their bones and their skulls and ticketed them all correctly. The
proud Franconian Kaisers, the Henry wno went to Canossa, the wife of Fred
erick "Barbarossa. the Rudolph who founded the Hapsburg power, were all sub
jected to the measuring tape of the professors. The other day the coffin of and tail and that he said he liked it better than roast beef and Yorkshire
the great Charles at Aachen was opened. They missed the chance of bringing pudding. He signed some sort of a letter and I'll bet it was a corker. You see
Charlemagne and Wilhelm II. face to face, but part of the grave clothes were Palmer woke up to find that he was damning his own ticket from the stand
taken to deck a Berlin art museum, point of a Democratic National Committeeman. Then contrition overcame
The poets and philosophers have not escaped. Some have been found in him like a summer cloud. I hear that he agreed to swear every time he heard
v,: if 04j ri.a Qn.i Hnm Imvfi not. There have been interesting post the name of Kuhio and look pleased whenever he saw MeClanahan 's name in
-i..;;, tir rlav There have also been splendid print; that he pledged himself to make faces at Republican processions and
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transposals of the bodies from the places where they should have stayed to others i
for instance Dante from the Ravenna that sheltered him to the r lorence tnai
hated him. Now comes the turn of Leonardo da Vinci, provided the seekers are
able to find him.
Fate has been curiously unkind to Leonardo's work. Not so many years
ago he was the greatest artistic genius that ever lived, and the cult has not (
"sic" dogs on every Republican candidate who wandered into his part of
Hawaii. And he was ready at any time, to attend crow banquets on call from
the local chairman eat 'ein raw or any other way. Hence forgiveness, the
glad hand and harmony all around.
I suppose that our Japanese friends took all the soundings they could at
wholly died out with its apostles. They were helped by some ot the mystery j Midway and will take more about these islands. That is part of their business.
that attends work that must be taken on faith. The "greatest equestrian statue I We have had European uificers who took soundings in Honolulu harbor, in
of the Renaissance" no man ever saw, for it was destroyed before it was com- broad daylight. Our own naval men have an eye out for foreign soundings
pleted. The wonderful "Last Supper" has crumbled away in our own day, and and I guess they know where the shoal places are about Japan as well as
only elderly people have seen it when it was anything but a faded memory, anybody. So what's the vise of worrying? These islands of ours have their
Of the other beautiful paintings which we have admired as his there are few pigeonholes in every foreign naval intelligence cabinet and Japan, I hear, fias
Whose authenticity has survived the onslaughts of the latter day art critics, illustrated her Hawaiian data with a splendid series of, coast photographs and
It would be in harmony, therefore, if vagueness and mystery were left to the with perfect maps. Spies, disguised as field hands, are in the islands all the
place where he lies. time. But so are spies disguised as tourists in Japan all the time. It's part
Leonardo was buried in a church at Amboise and was left in peace there for of the Great Game Kipling tells about in "Kim." If ever war comes we
over two centuries. About forty years ago Arsene Houssaye, who was interested shall see how well it was played on both sides,
in the Renaissance as well as other things, held an official position that allowed Kt & & J
him to investigate with a rather high hand. He made up his mind to find The late c Afong spent his declining years in the Portuguese settlement
Leonardo, and having a brilliant imagination, found him. The coffins in the of Macao. That city of refuge and the English strongholds along the Chinese
ehnrch were opened; a fragment of inscription on one was treated with acchae- eoast) are anj uave- long been godsends to rich Chinese. Hcd Mr. Afong gone
logical ingenuity, the measurements of the person inside were taken and M. baek to hig ancestrai acres, when he retired from here with his vast fortune,
Honssaye announced his discovery. It was not accepted, however, by tne
scientific world. Now his son, who is in the French Academy, out of filial
respect has taken up his father's studies and proposes to discover the grave for
good. He is backed by French and Italian committees.
Whenthese scientific searchers have found the genuine Leonardo they in
tend to have the remains transferred from France to Italy. That seems rather
inept. The universal genius of the Renaissance could have no more appropriate
burial place than amid the chateaux of Touraine, with their memories of
Francis I. and of Rabelais. We trust that M. Houssaye 's quest will be fruitless.
THE CONVENTION WENT WILD.
K Washington Star. jjj
Colonel Noodle was" a candidate for his party's nomination for Congress,
and convention day was near. His opponent was strong, and much might
depend on the management of the hurrah in the convention hall. Accordingly,
the colonel had sent for his principal lieutenant for a final conference as to
"Tell me, now," said the colonel, "about how she is heading."
V "Things look bright for us, as I see 'em. Our boys ought to hold their
own against any opposition. At the head of the delegation from Smith county
is 'Billy, the three lung,' who holds the record for long-distance shouting.
He never tires. When he gets the signal with the mention of your name he can
be relied upon to start the racket and keep it up longer than anybody. 'Dick,
the strangler,' heads the delegation from Jones county, and in any rassle for
the right of way about the hall will be a tower of strength. The man who
carries wour picture on a pole should handle it so as to produce the best effect,
and for that job I have had Croney Snickle put at the head of the Brown
county delegation. Croney used to carry a transparency in the street parades
of the Black and Tan Minstrels."
'But they'll need support."
"Oh, they'll have support all right. The delegates are all more or less in
keeping with the file leaders. And, then, they are all to be well drilled. BiSly
has rented a remote forty-acre field over in Smith, and is already trying out
the throats of the gang. Dick and his boys are in fighting shape, and Croney
aneeds no rehearsing."
'What is your calculation about the time!"
"We ought to be able to turn the trick in thirty-five minutes. At the last
convention the supporters of Col. Snooks shouted and paraded for thirty min
utes. We ought to beat that as a matter of local pride. But we could' go on
for forty or forty-five minutes in a pinch. You shall have liberal measure."
"Well, now, about the price. How muchf "
""The tariff is a thousand plunks."
"Isn't that rather steep for such workt"
"Such work! Why it's the whole show!"
"Do you guarantee the nomination?"
"Certainly not. Minor matters will have something to do with that.- For
an instance, the barker who presents your name to the convention must do
hia chinning in the proper style. If he proves to be a lobster it'll be no tro."
"All right. A thousand. Now do your best."
"Never fear. I'll give the crowd a circus that they'll remember." "
he would have been squeezed dry. The Viceroy, the taotai and ail the neighbor
ing mandarins would have wanted their share and have devised means to get
it. But in Macao and Hongkong and at Wei-hai-Wei, a Chinaman with mil
lions may settle down in the secure enjoyment of his fortune, as Afong did,
and wait the pleasure of the Celestial gods.
The Rapid Transit company has abolished passes and substituted a coupon
book for those who ride free. The latter class is not large, nor is it likely to
be larger, but when passes were in vogue it was subject to upward fluctuations.
That is to say, the casual man, seeingynnother fellow say "Forty-seven" to the
conductor, thought he might just as well say "Forty-eight;" and sometimes
when the conductor was new or hurried, the bluff worked. Now there will be
no more numbering. The man who rides free by courtesy and he must be either
a director of the company or an active newspaper man is obliged to hand out
his coupon book and ask for a transfer. Those who ride free by law, police
man and guardsmen in uniform, of course show nothing but themselves.
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Yesterday's Hawaiian Star puts all of its local contemporaries in the "23"
class for slowness to note really important happenings "in our midst." Its
4 editorial reference to the "American Bar Association," as a "body of men
now convening in this city," is really big news. The wonder is it is not
played up on the front page. Promotion Hustler Wood must have been asleep
when such a distinguished body of men was allowed to arrive without recogni
tion. And George Davis was surely out of town when the American Bar Asso
ciation filed up from the beach unheralded.
Alex. Robertson, the wooden parrot of politics, always makes one speech.
It is about the Advertiser. Despite the array of political headstones, yet to
include his own, which may be found in the Advertiser's private cemetery, the
Meoden Alex, always mouths the clacking lay: "Get the Advertiser against
you and you'll win." It was noticeable that the two men out of three on the
Republican County ticket last year whom the Advertiser opposed and defeated
Booth and Quinn failed last night to applaud. Nor was there so much as an
approving squeak from the underground quarters of Humphreys, Gear, Little,
Galbraith, Boyd, Wright, Kiniialae, Enoch Johnson and a hundred other former
politicians whom the Advertiser interred for the country's good. But a
wooden parrot doesn't consider anything; it merely reels off what it has been
wound up to say. Poor wooden polly! Won't somebody take it back to the
end of the bar and set it in its old place beside the crackers!
If there was ever a fiasco in mass meetings it was the gathering last night
in Aala Park. I pitied the good candidates who had to suffer from the frost
evoked by the bad ones and which eongealed the most about Che-fa Brown and
the Wooden Parrot. The audience not only refused to warm up, but it was
distinctly hostile to the machine. It laughed, hooted, asked the most embar
rassing questions and then long before the meeting was over, began drifting
away. My word, if the machine can't do any better than that, Curtis Iaukea
will knock the "spots" off the Sheriff for sure ami several other Democrats
will be elected.
Telegraph Operator Thirty words, that will be $1.83, madam. Madam
Oh, you're mistaken. The message is only ten words, the rest is simply a
postcript. Boston Transcript.
October o, 1906-Haw'n Com. & Sugar Co., 65c. share; Paauhau, 15c. share
Onomea (San Fran.), 50c. share. . . '
Sales of stocks for September on the local exchange were as follows, with,
prices high and low respectively:
Mercantile C. Brewer & Co. (100) 5 at 375.
Sugar Ewa Plantation Co. (20) 2399 at 27 and 26 1-4; Hawaiian Sugar Co.
(20) 23o at 36 and 35 1-2; Honomu Sugar Co. (100) 10 at 145; Honokaa Sugar
Co. (20) 625 at 14 1-8 and 14; Haiku Sugar Co. (100) 5 at 185; Knhuku Plan
tation Co. (20) 35 at 23; Kihei Plantation Co., Ltd., (50) 1750 at 9 3-4- Mc
Bryde Sugar Co., Ltd, (20) 423 at 61-4 and 5 7-8; Oahu Sugar Co (100) 753
at 120 and 118 1-2; Onomea Sugar Co. (20) 775 at 42 and 37 lfOokala Sugar
Plantation Co. (20) 1065 at 9 and 6 1-2; Olaa Sugar Co, Ltd, (20) 995 at 2 5-S
and 2 1-2; Pioneer Mill Co. (100) 383 at 145 and 143 1-2; Waialua Agricultural
Co.'XlOO) 7S9 at 70 3-4 and 67; Wailuku Sugar Co, Scrip, (100) 39 at 150.
Miscellaneous Inter-Island Steam Navigation Co. (100) 16 at 130: Mutual
xeiepnone uo. (iuj ..Zs at y; Oahu Railway & Land Co. (100) xSl at 90; Hono
lulu Brew. & Malting Co, Ltd, (20) 125 at 27 1-2 and 26.
Bonds Haw. Convl & Sugar Co, 5 per cent, $500 at 102 1-2; Oahu Sugar
Co, 5 per cent, $1000 at 103; Olaa Sugar Co, 6 per cent, $1000 at 100; McBrvde
Sugar Co. 6 $2000 at 99.
THE WEEK'S SALES.
Following are the sales of the past week: Oahii (100), 20 at 119, 5 at
118.50, 50 at 118; McBryde (20), 45, 7, 100, 5 at 6.25, 50 at 6; Ewa (20), 7 at
26.50, 160 at 26.75, 275, 100 at 26.50; Kihei (50), 10 at 9.125, 30 at 9.50;
Pioneer (100), 5 at 142.50; Waialua (100), 40 at 70, 50, 295, 25, 10 at 69; Hon'
Brewing & Mltg. (20), 15 at 27.50; Mutual Telephone (10), 25 at 9; Ookala
(20), 200, 10, 200 at 9, 500 at 9.25, 55, 5 at 9; C. Brewer & Co. (100), 5 at 375;
O. R. & L. Co. (100). 63. 42. 8 at 90: Haw. Arrricnlturnl Mom n: f ion. r '
$2000 at 99.
mea (L"J), ,o at 42; O. R. & L. 6's, $1000 at 103;
(Continued on Page 11.)
- Little Talks - -
TOM LUCAS When Bryan is elected I am going to be Governor of Ha
H. T. MOORE I was against KalakielaH.ecause if I had been for him I
should have lost the police vote.
A. QAETLEY There is good cement rock on Kauai and I hear that speci
mens from Oahu are being looked after by an expert.
DR. BRINCKERHOFF The plans for the Leprosarium are still being, held
up at Washington. Meanwhile I am keeping busy at laboratory work.
J. O. LUTTED The small farm movement is all right, and in that con
nection don't forget peanuts. They grow well here and the market wants them.
JARED SMITH It's getting so up' my way that I can't send a farm hand
out to pick bugs for Van Dine without his being arrested by a bug-house de
tective. F. M. SWANZY Yes, I recognize the ear-marks in Cuba. First there is
disorder, than the American marines land to protect life and property and finally
comes annexation. It's the old story. 1
DR. HODGINS The shower-bath endangers health. Cold water striking
the spine at the base of the neck produces symptoms like those of diabetes.
Taken long enough, the shower-bath might induce the disease itself. Better
go ia all over.
J. II. SCIINACK My house was robbed two weeks ago. All my clothes
except what were on my back were stolen. Drawers were emptied out in
heaps on the floor. The thief came in daylight, when nobody was home, with
a horse and wagon.
GOVERNOR CARTER 1 1 would be a good thing for Hawaii if Prof. Alex
ander would take a couple of years off and rewrite his history in the light of the
discoveries made among the archives. Something ought to be done, also, towards
collecting the data for a complete story of the overthrow.
JAMIE WTLDER Wlhen my folks had their first snow--storm in Boston,
they got warm water and tried to melt "the snow off the front steps. The
thermometer was four degrees below zero and the water at once turned to ice,
tripping the cook up when she went out and doing her $200 worth of damage.
We were the joy of the whole neighborhood that winter. Everybody watched to
see what we would do next.
J. F. BROWN I don't believe anything that I see in any of the Hono
lulu papers. I make no exception. However, in that matter I would say that
1 don't believe much in the mainland papers either. I class them all together.
Of course, if there was an item in the papers that a new flag had 1 een hoisted
to the top of the H. Hackfeld building, perhaps I might take it for granted
that this was so. But everything else is colored for political effect. An even
ing paper says that the Manchuria is leaking and the other paper comes out in
the morning and states that Mr. Klebahn sa3's the vessel is not leaking. Now
what can you believe? I believe what I know and perhaps what I have seen.
$ Amu Ten ATcn tfkintiii crtfc 2
"It's dreadful queer,'' said the housewife, "that the potatoes you bring me
should be so much bigger at the top of the sack than they are at the bottom."
"Not at all, mem," said the honest farmer; "it's jest this a-way. Pota
toes is growin' so fast jest now thet by the time I dig a sackful the last ones
dug is ever so much bigger 'n the fust ones."
When a Russian reader sees a page blacked out by the censor he knows by
that sign that he is deprived of truth. An American reader is treated more in
sidiously. For him often truth is skillfully adulterated. A text book for public
schools, for example, was adorned with a picture of the cabin in which Abra
ham Lincoln was born; for the southern trade, the label which identified the
picture with Lincoln was removed, and it was marked "A typical log cabin."
In prohibition communities text books on physiology must advocate temper
ance with more false and exaggerated statements concerning the effect of
alcohol than the liquor interests ever told in behalf of their cause.
For the southern trade text books which deal with the civil war give an
account of that contest which must make southern children, when they grow up,
surprised to learn that the capital of their country is not at Richmond, Va.,
and at a loss to account for the fact that the soldiers 'of their couutry wear
in ew iors, as in oiner communities tnat- ha-ve a large Jewisn ropuiaii"f
school text books frequently keep clear of any mention of Jesus Chrst.
In Russia some knowledge is considered dangerous. In our own far 'a
some knowledge is deemed unwelcome.