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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
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.
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.
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 $4,827,682, and it is consid
ered desirable that the construction of these works should be-
1 . j 1 1 : t . , , r"r
gin at once in oraer mat xney may uc compieiea ana mannea t
when the canal is opened for traffic. The development of de-
fenses for our insular possessions has been too long neglected
and should be taken m nana witnout turtner delav. iLttective
fortifications in Hawaii are unrentlv needed, and on this, sub
ject the Honolulu Gazette, speaking from a somewhat narrow
range of view, says: "'Eastern papers, happily for us, have
taken the little tiff with Taoan as a text for articles on the de-
fenseless state of Hawaii. It is of note that they are not both-
Vv "DVi at? n o i Tlninaeo ah amir iri nvcAecmn ?
thore mnIA tint mnarp thf United 5tatr mnrp than Tanan
herself may do ; and there seems to be a sense of hopelessness
that anything could be done to keep a Japanese army out of r
i t t-wi - n . f j 1: i : i.r r .i r
tne rmiippmes. dui one nnut a inciy duyrcuduyn ui uie
I that the capture of Hawaii would give Japan a military and
5$ 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.
Kin Kalakaua's Barber Such an Institution Is
Finds Native Band
Up North.
Greatly Needed
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
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
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, 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.
. . . ,
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. : ,
. ;
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).
Comparative statement of number of
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.

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