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erfwir U. S. WEATHES BUREAU, January 9. List 24 hours rainfall, .18. Temperature, Max. 77; Mia. 67. Weather, variable. SUGAR. 96 Degree Test Centrifugals, 3.55c.; Per Ton, $71. 88 Analysis Beets, 8s. 8 1UL; Per Ton, $76-20. VOL. XLV., NO. 762a HONOLULU, HAWAII TERRITORY, THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 1907. PRICE FIVE CENTS COMMERCE MEN TAKE ACTION ON PUBLIC MATTERS Safeguard Hawaii Army and Navy Journal. Chamber Considers the Support of Militia and the Hilo Breakwater Favorably Hague Conference. There was a meeting of the Chamber of Commence yesterday afternoon at which important business was trans acted. The action of the Chamber at the last meeting relative to the sup port of the militia was reconsidered whereat Mr. Gait waxed exceeding glad, for he was the member who work ed for the passage of a motion to that effect on a previous occasion. Among other things was the endorsement of the Kilo breakwater scheme by com mercial bodies in different parts of the ITnite-l States, communications to that effect having been received by 2dr. Wood. The Secretary read the minutes of the previous meeting and the same were adopted and placed on file. Fol lowing this he read the minutes of the joint meeting of this organization and the Merchants ' Association held In December. These were filed. ilr. Bowen from the committee on membership reported applications from 3Je.rs. II. P. Baldwin and Biehard Ivers, both of whom were unanimously elected by ballot. There were several communications, among them one from Geo. B. Me t. ieiiaa acknowledging receipt of hi alary and another from H. C. Phillips bearing upon The Hague Conference. W. R. Castle, who was present upon in vitation, told of his visit to ilohonk last year. lie said there were two meetings at Mohock each year the one in the Spring being set for the dis cussion of the benefits derived from the sessions of The Hague Tribunal. Two hundred decisions had been hand ed down by the Tribunal not one of which had been questioned by a Gov ernment interested. The speaker told of the classes attending the confer ences saving they ranged from an as sociate justice of the United States Supreme Court to the representatives of the large business houses all over the mainland. The remarks were interesting and acting upon a motion, a vote of thanks j was accorded Mr. Castle. The Secretary of the New York Board of Trade wrote a request for representation at the convention to be held in "Washington for the Extension et Foreign Commerce. This meeting will be held on the 14th inst., and will be attended bv Mr. Hatch, represent in;; the Honolulu Chamber of Com merce. Mr. MrC!eilan wrote concerning the light at Makapuu Point. This is a matter that had been placed in the of strong resolutions favoring the proj ect, copies of them having been sent to members of Congress by the organi zations adopting them. Mr. Morgan moved, seconded by Mr. Garvie, that a vote of thanks to Cap tain Slattery be passed and forwarded to him. This was in appreciation of the work .he had done and valuable information he had furnished the Chamber during his detail in this Ter ritory. This carried. The following quarterly report of Secretary Wood was then read and placed on file. SECRETARY "WOOD'S REPORT. Honolulu, January 8 th, 1907. Mr. "W. M. GifTard, President, Hono lulu Chamber of Commerce, City, Dear Sir: Since presenting my last quarterly report, as secretary of the Hawaii Promotion Committee and act ing in accordance with instructions from the committee, I visited the lead ing cities of the Pacific Coast in the interest of tourist travel to Hawaii, being granted a friendly reception at every point. A direct result of this trip has been an earnest effort on the part of the citizens of Laos Angeles, Portland and Seattle to work op ex cursions to Hawaii, the latest in formation being to the effect that the plans would in all probability mater ialize sometime during T February or March provided suitable steamship ac commodation could be secured. A cablegram just received states that the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Excursion Committee has chartered a steamer to sail from San Pedro Feb ruary 23rd. On this trip the leading papers, pub lished on the Pacific Coast, were fur nished with a series of up-to-date pho tographs representative of our scenery and industries for future use In arti cles descriptive of Hawaii. I also took occasion, while absent, to renew my acquaintance with the of ficers of the leading Commercial Or ganizations of the Pacific Coast and received their assurance that whenever Hawaii needed assistance in pushing any measure in which we were par ticularly interested their help could be depended upon, In my last report mention was made of a map showing Hawaii's strategic position which was being compiled in "Washington. The first edition of this chart entitled "The Crossroads of the Pacific" was received a few weeks since. It is a splendid bit of work and will undoubtedly prove to be one of the very best pieces of advertising matter ever issued by the Promotion Committee. A new edition is now be ing prepared, special copies of which will be given to the Secretary of State, also to the Secretary of the Depart ment of Commerce and Labor, and the Secretary of "War, Mr. F. 1L Hatch, the representative of the Chamber of Commerce at Washington, has likewise been furnished with a copy, as has Mr. George B. McCIellan, the secre tary to Delegate Kalanianaole. Samples of enlarged photographs such as the Promotion Committee pro-1 It will be fortunate for National interests if the somewhat panicky talk, both here and in Europe, as to the prospect of war between the United States and Japan, shall spur Congress to positive action looking to the needful defense of our insular possessions. The need of establishing effective defenses for Hawaii and for the Panama Canal is universally conceded, while the need of adequate fortifications for the principal ports of the Philippines has been repeatedly urged bv the militarv ana naval autnonties. J.ne national v-oast ueiense uoara es timates that the defense for insular ports would cost $10.87.- 895, including $2,900,000 for ammunition, and the Chief of Ar- tillery states that as it would take several years to complete these defenses as recommended by the board were funds avail- able therefore now, it is considered that it would be to the best interests of the Government if these funds were appropriated at the present session of Congress. For the Isthmian Canal ports the same authority estimates that the necessary defenses, including: ammunition, would cost $4,827,682, and it is consid ered desirable that the construction of these works should be- 1 . j 1 1 : t . , , r"r gin at once in oraer mat xney may uc compieiea ana mannea t when the canal is opened for traffic. The development of de- fenses for our insular possessions has been too long neglected and should be taken m nana witnout turtner delav. iLttective fortifications in Hawaii are unrentlv needed, and on this, sub ject the Honolulu Gazette, speaking from a somewhat narrow range of view, says: "'Eastern papers, happily for us, have taken the little tiff with Taoan as a text for articles on the de- fenseless state of Hawaii. It is of note that they are not both- Vv "DVi at? n o i Tlninaeo ah amir iri nvcAecmn ? thore mnIA tint mnarp thf United 5tatr mnrp than Tanan herself may do ; and there seems to be a sense of hopelessness that anything could be done to keep a Japanese army out of r SENATOR FROM TEXAS TO BE PUT ON GRILL 2- 3 96? i t t-wi - n . f j 1: i : i.r r .i r tne rmiippmes. dui one nnut a inciy duyrcuduyn ui uie I that the capture of Hawaii would give Japan a military and 5$ naval province close to the American mainland, compelling im mense defense preparations there ; and general acknowledg ment that it would be cheaper for the United States to make 11ICSC :MdIlU3 CTLIIC iiXiiiOt n.l-a..iv. St HARRY BYNC HEARD FRO CHILDREN S HOSPITAL Kin Kalakaua's Barber Such an Institution Is Finds Native Band Up North. Greatly Needed Here. k.n.l of Mr W.Y.-W.1 -.1'.! tHse3 Placing in me xeauing noieis on j the Coast, may now be seen Oldtlmers will remember Harry There is an excellent opportunity for Byng, barber to King Kalaiaua in ; some person or persons philanthrop- 1SS7. He was proline of opinions on ically inclined to perform a much all questions of statecraft and philos- ! needed service for Honolulu by endow- ophy and wrote verses by the yard insr a hosDital for sick children. The for the papers. After he left Honolulu ; urgent need of such an institution was he traveled for some years in the brought prominently forward during Oceanic steamers on the Australian J the epidemic of measles last month, mall route. The newspaper men who I during which many children died be published his random talks and Jingles . cauPe of tne impossibility of giving while he lived here were never with-) them the proper treatment at their out a call from him when his steamer homes. In December the mortality in touched at Honolulu. . Now Mr. Byng is heard from again in a letter addressed to one of his editor ial friends of twenty years ago, who has long since passed away, but bear- j ing an alias address to another one now on Honolulu was unusually great, and this has been attributed principally to the prevalent disease among the chil dren. . Judge Dole has been giving this mat ter of the establishment of a hospital Legislature Will Investigate Bailey's Connection With Standard Oil Los Amelans Feel the Cold. (Associated Press Cablegrams.) AUSTIN, Texas, January 10. The legislature has passed a resolution ordering an investigation of the charges against Senator Bailey. The charges against the Democratic senator are of accepting bribes from the Water-Pierce Oil Company, a company organized to operate in Texas after the Standard Oil Company had been drives oot of the state. The Water Pierce Company is supposed to be merely a branch of the Standard Oil and its admission into the state was fought, Bailey taking the part of the company and assuring the Texans that the company was an independent one. After that the senator blossomed forth as a wealthy man, although he had been poor before his election to the Senate and had posed as the champion of the people against the trusts, especially the Standard Oil octopus. The first open charges made against Bailey appeared in the Cosmopolitan magazine in the "Treason of the Senate" series, drawing a heated denial from him on the floor of the Senate. Unfortunately for him it was shown that his name appeared on vouchers of the oil company for large amounts, which Bailey explains by stating that these turns represent personal loans ta him from the company's president. Bailey is now a candidate for reelection to the Senate and his opponents are making as much out of the charges against him as possible. ; LOS ANGELES SUFFERS FROM COLD AND RAIN LOS ANGELES, January 1 aThe lack of fuel in this city threatens to bring about a closing down of all the schools. A severe storm, bringing the heaviest precipitation know here in eighteen years, is raging. The deaths of five persons, drowned in the result ing flood, have been reported. . . . , CAR SHORTAGE CLOSES FLOUR MILLS. MINNEAPOLIS, January 10. The flour mills are closed down. there being no cars available to handle their output. The Minneapolis flour mills are the greatest in the world and have mil lions of capital behind them. The fact that they are unable to secure ear is the most serious news of the car shortage yet reported, as the larger users of transportation are amongst the last. to suffer. : , . ; AMIR VISITS VICEROY. ed upon to rejxrt. He sail he had seen Captain SlaJtfy and his suc cessor, Captain Otwell, also Captain Carter. T'aey romi-d to aid the mat ter to the extent of their power. Mr. McCiellan aked for certain informa tion and as it had been supplied by Secretary Wood it was not thought ad visable to go further into the matter. The Hilo Chamber of Commerce wrote concerning the assistance it was expeeted the Honolulu body would give the sister city in the plan to secure an appropriation for a breakwater. After this was real. Mr. Wood pro ceeded to read communications from the following organizations, each of which contained promises to aid the matter to the extent of their innu ence: Tht Cal.:. rr.ia Promotion Commit- tee, Portia.-;! Chamber of Commerce, City Cornell rf San Francisco, Com mercial Club of San Francisco, Cham ber of Corr-r.r.-e of Colorado Springs. CoIor-j.Jo: Promotion Committee of, ""ichita. Kansas; Commercial Cub of Topka, Kansas; The Merchants Ex. hani:e cf an Francisco. The Mer chants and Manufacturers Exchange Los AsjflM, The Pacific Toast Lum ber Mancfartarers Association and the Growers Association of Southern Cali fornia. Some ef these contained copies i committee's rooms. pictures, one a view In the beautiful grounds at MoanaJua. the other 1 country road scene, are now on ex hlhition In Los Angeles where they are attracting a great deal of attention. The photographic exhibit, recently held in the committee's rooms, passed off successfully and will undoubtedly cave a tendency to enlarge the scope and Improve the work of amateur photographers throughout the Islands. The teachers of Honolulu have iust Installed an exhibit of their school work in our rooms, which is most in teresting and instructive. Many fav orable comments have been made up on this exhibit by strangers. Interested in the education of children, who have called at the rooms of the committee. The advertising that Hawaii is now receiving and will continue to receive from the different steamship compa nies, during business across the Pa cific, and the lines of transcontinental railway, operating In connection with them, will add to the travel this way. which is steadily Improving as is well evidenced by the hotel arrivals. At our request the following data was compiled by the management of the Aiexandr Toung Hotel. (The other 1 hotels were also written to for similar j information but have not replied at j this writing). ALEXANDER TOUXG HOTEL. j Comparative statement of number of guests: 1905 1906 January 3118 S6S9 February . SS33 (Continued on Page Three.) the Advertiser staff. Ha writes ,htrtrT, e!mpt consideration. In from Hoquiam, Wash., under date of ( discussing it yesterday with a repre- uecemoer zz, enclosing the following ; mutative of the Advertiser, he said: newspaper clipping: 1 "The unusually heavy mortality in "HAWAIIAN STRING BAND. j the city last month shows in a striking "Harry M. Bvnsr -was nut last rn. way the urgent need of some place ing with his Hawaiian gtrins hjuid. where the children of our poorer citi- teis on ' , a la the j senading his friends and, of course, erts can be taken and properly earea Two more similar did not neglect The Washingtonian. for when sick. I am told ty vr. juaa The boys are employed in the local that many of the deaths among the mills and their music and singing are typical of the Hawaiian isles. They are capable of giving excellent music for parties, excursions, etc., and should be encouraged. In his letter Mr. Byng says: "Dear Friend: Ton will be surprised to hear from me after all these years, but on my return here from London. Eng., I thought that I would write to you to let you see that I had not for gotten you and the Hawaiian Islands. "My dear friend, I met several na tives from Honolulu here In this town children last month were due nearly atlogether to the lack of proper atten tion during their illness, attention which eouM not be given them at their homes, and also to the fact that in the localities where many Hawallans have their homes the surrounding lands have been flooded in the recent rains and are covered with standing water, mak ing the neighborhoods very unhealthy conducive to disease and especially harmful to persons already sick. 'In considering these circumstances the need of a children's hospital was brought up. There is no question re- t "e TrdLg the goTthat such an W me guitar ana violin ana x f :..., v . 5 .a-rf the l U uvu J trc, t took them around to my friends, who welcomed them and they played beau tifully and sarg the Hawaiian songs. "Their names are Solomon Kalapina, Charles Kaiama, Frank Levy, M. Kai homina, w. Charman, Joe Mahoo, Jim Solomon. The people here are de lighted with them, but one of them by lives of many little ones, but in edu cating the mothers as to the proper treatment of their children. The moth ers having children under treatment in the hospital would see how the various ailments are treated, how the children respond physically to cleanliness, hrieht and cheerful surroundings and working in Lytle's sawmill, had his proper and kind nursmg They would clothing caught Ln the machinery and , ieaf n , Z it wm,i hi, ,- sick and the benefits of san:tary su.- his body, and broke his left arm in iound n?s. .at. . two, between the wrist and elbow. He ! "Just how important a matter it is is resting easy today, as the doctor set e Ha waiian to lern how to treat the arm and he has the best of care-i tr cbudrea t fully appreciated "They are all a sober, industrious lot ! Th Hawaiian race is dying out, but of young Hawaiians and a credit to ; there -is no reason why it should do Honolulu wherever they should go to otb-r than the fact that Hawaiian seek work." I mothers -do not know how to bring " The remainder of the letter is of a their children up through the diseases private nature. (Continued on Page Four.) AGRA, India, January 10. The Amir of Afghanistan arrived here yesterday. The visit of Habibulla Khan, the Afghanistan ruler, to British territory is significant in view of the reports that the Bussians, shut off by the Japanese from further activity in Southern Manchuria, had turned their attentions to the buffer states aorih of India, intriguing with the rulers of Afghanistan, Beluchistan and Thibet against Great Britain. i Mm. CHINKS SKIP IN A FOG. EL PASO, Texas, January 10. Sixteen of the eighteen China men who were smuggled across the line here yesterday and had been captured for deportation escaped from the authorities in a fog yesternight. T MOLTEN METAL MAIMS AND KILLS. PITTSBURG, January io.-Three persons were killed, seven were fatally injured and twenty-four others are missing as a result of an explosion of molten metal in the furnace of one of the rolling mills. HONOLULAN SUICIDES AT OAKLAND. OAKLAND, January 10. W. B. Reid, who is said to be from Honolulu, committed suicide here yesterday, taking his life during a fit of despondency. mf. ENORMOUS EXPENDITURE IN JAPAN. TOKIO, January 10. The budget for the ensuing year has been brought down. It provides for the expenditure of three hundred and five million dollars. GOVERNOR UPHOLDS SAN FRANCISCO. SAC2AMHNTO, CaL, January 9. Governor Gillett was inaugurated today with the usual ceremorr. The newly elected Governor In his message to xne Legislature makes a special pcint of his recommendation that 'the Harbor Commission of San Francisco be investigated.