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LOBLKSTS FROM UHII
WELCOMED e x frt,w. Crr WASHINGTON. Nor. W. Delegate yot althoagh the Congress expected to reach here Seaday, eveaL be on httad tor the opening Tit members of Congress who coamlttee work, with the Territories, ride la C.ngreee Mr. Wilcox will Z tf ;wuu" --..' .- VM , Hi ,' r IBJ. THE HONOLULU REPUB LICAN. in YUlTJICE HI. HO. 470. HONOLULU, H. T.T FHIDaY, DECEMBER IS, 1801. PXICE nVE CEKTS Wilcox has not reached Washington opens day after tomorrow. He Is however, so that he will. In that or the session Monday morning. are directly concerned, through are wondering upon which sec fit to ally himself at this otoh. It la agreed tnat ir ne trams witn tae nepBoucaas y,aad eessieteaUy he will be able to exert great weight In Hawaii- as lesWatire affairs, for Congress meats of the Government are becoming exceedingly tired or tne jgdet of Hawaiian lobbyists who infest Washington for the various politic 3l interests of the Islands. The town swarmed with them last iliker, and It is reported that thpy are coming here this winter In greater number. As a member of Congress said today: "Are the people of Hawaii, the business men and the politicians, sM cowp'et fools? If they are sane men. can you tell me why they eooUnve sending these cheap "obbylsts here? Do thev imagine that tteae pikers can exert the slightest influence upon the government st Waafagton. I think myself that they are being worked for suck-en. asd that these fellows are merely getting their expenses and irM salary for doing nothing. That is. usually, the game of the lobbyist. No unknown man can come to Washington and lobby in faTor of a thing 3r against It He must be either a well Knrwn man or be moat be a member of the House or,a Senator, if b ia to have amch weight, and sometimes ho does not have weight even Uhk. The people of Hawaii have elected their delegate in Congress ami ought to content themselves with sending their requests and laotnictfOM direct to him. If ho cannot do things for them, then sobodv can. Surely no lobbyist can earn bis expenses here, and the pcttplo who send lobbyists to Washington are usually getting fr "fr fr fr fr fr fr fr fr fr - fr m t. Tfet HMflnn a TBIIH. .... i W MC T... 0 9 9 48 9 6 fr . .j. . fr fr TIE CHAMBER OF GBHHE8GE MEETS NOTHING BUT ROUTINE NGSS 13 DONE AND ONLY A FEW PRESENT. Reports of Corornlttoes Are Received W. O. Smith Was Invited to Address Chamber But Was A New Meeting Place. There was some difficulty In securing a quorum at the meeting cf the jahambar of Commerce yostorday ' xnoTRing. The meotfmj was scheduled to open at 10 o'clock. President C. M. Cooko was the first on hand and waltod anxiously tor the rest to turn va. Aa mumbers drifted In one by om President Cooko suggested tho advisability of establishing a rule making delinquency punlshablo by a ana. It was almost 10:30 o'clock w'aan a quorum was present, consisting of the following: F. J. Lowroy. 11. A. Parraelee. T. J. King, S. B. Kooe, W. Pfotenhauer, F. A. Schaefor, R, P. Laage, W. A. Bowon, S. E. Da-mo and the president Easiness was then commoncod by Um roadtni: of the minutes of tho two jirevtous meetings which were approved as read. Wilder & Companv requested that tba name of S. G. Wilder be placed on the rrll as the representative of the companv in place of the late il-Mam a Wilder. President Cooke for the committee on the $4000 aaked for bv Governor Dolo as an to the government for mooting the expenses of extending tho sosslon of tho Fire Claims Commission. Ho told of how It was arranged so that four banks advanced 51000 each. Tho details of this plan havo alreadv bPen pbltehfrd. The report was adopted. In rogard to the committee on raising money to nay Castlo & Cooko the debt on the quarantine whnrf Mr. Pfotonbauer was granted further tlc It is understood that .the has the matter woll In hand and that n settlement is likely to be made In the near future. No report from the committee on n meeting nlae? was forthcoming, although It hd been expected. Act'on bad been delayrd. It seemed, bv the ahtonct of members of the commit-tan. President Cooke iattmatd thst tMrd was a nrobab'lltv tast an oftr of a larg rora ia the Hackfeld build-log would bo accept d. Tfc serretarv reportid the rrclpt f tho expense account of "William Haywood t Wahl"gton. This ac count wa not reed, howover. In roforence to the work of the on tho Plttsbure circular relating to the 8nproslon cf anarch'' thR aecrciarv reponeu mat J- to bv prepared the report and bad been gven the papers for that pejrporo. Hi Intimated that he thought J4r. Cooke hd mls'ald the documnta. A communication from tha Parchsw Exposition notified the Cbatnhr ft Commerce that lltcratar concornlng the subject woald be sent here- A letter fm W. a Wln ww roported as having been received by the secretarv. The Chamber hd appropriated 250 to aid Mr. Wedon la the work of tfvlnc bsctrs on the Hawaiian Islands In Baffa'o aV'd elsewhere. Mr. Wredn aooded nwip. As no fond was howrr. no action was taken fa tho matter. W. O. Smh had ben invited to addrfps tho number yei:trd"?r McKln'ey Memorial, of which he has been aooMd tn? T7itTrRlf TerritorT. Mr. Smith was not present at the lng. M NO! AT TIE lIltlL EIPIIll 1 fr fr fr fr as wen a3 me isxecuuve fr fr fr fr fr fr fr fr w 4' PHILIPPINE BOHDED GOOD WILL NOT BE RELEASED COLLECTOR STACKABLE HAS NOT RECEIVED ADVICES FROM . WASHINGTON. Port Collector at -San Francisco Notified to Dlscontnue Collection of Duty on Goods From Philippines. Bonded Merchandise Released. "I havo received no advicca whatever from Washington, authorizing tho Port Collector of Customs at Honolulu to releaso goods of Philippine manufacture and now -in bond in Honolulu," said Collector E. R. Stack-able yesterday in reference to ' the recent Supreme Court decision In the Insular cases. "While news brought from the Coast would Indicate that tho new status had gone Into effect on the Coast, this department has not been notified in an official manner regarding the matter, hence there will be no change as far as the business connected with the local department of customs service is concerned." Mall advices say that the Secretary of tho Treasury on December 3rd Issued to Collectors of Customs in the United StEtes a telegraphic order directing them, to admit free of duty goods imported from the Philippine Islands. It Is quite evident that the order sent to Collector Stackable at the port of Honolulu has missed connections. As the Sierra left San Francisco on the 6th of December, it was hardly probable that mall advices could havo reached the Coast from tho Bast in time to catch the steamer. Tho telegram sent out from Washington to Collectors of Customs by Secretary L. J. Gage reads as follows: "Discontinue requirement entry and collection of duty on merchandise shown by manifest of vessels to- have been shipped from Philippines. All freo delivery goods In bond. Detain cigars and cigarettes until internal revenue stamps are affixed under circulars Si and S5. current year. Refunds will be mads bv certified statement whero protect dnW filed. "L. J. GAGE. Secretary." Collector Strattrn of San is reported as saving tht the "refunds" tt San Francisco will bs smll as protests were entered in but care?, and the entir? imports from th.-' islands during the p-Ft vear amou to little more than 52.000.000. Good"? now In bond will ba irleased, according to the telegram, without payment of duty. It Is gonerallv eonrced0d that th dut'es heretofore collect-d mut b' refunded. That free trade exists a nresont between the IUnds and thr United States is not so clear. Son-e people think th Dlne.lv tariff hi" jumped across the Pacinc forthwith while others belipve thpre Is no i until Congrfless acts. The nav'gat'oi laws, the revenue laws. Immigration laws and othcr Important gnTal lews are In doubt ro far as th arc conrerned. The is IncMnrd to blieve th"t the DIngley tariff Is effective in th Philippines, and the war tariff is revoked. A spec'nl message from the President Is exncted outlining th Icgislat'on needed. Meantime the Dnartraent of Is hard at trvin to dig-" the decision and outline to the President the manv chfgs that muct b" md in tho administration of insular affairs. Washington at Smt'h College. NORTHAMPTON. Mass Dec Booker T. Washinrtn was given n enthusiastic reception by Smith Col- lege students upon the occasion of his address here. President Seeley presided and Dr. Washington spoke up n the ntigro problem. Earlier he addressed the closing session of the State Board of Agriculture, upon "The Colored Race and Its Relation to the Productive Industries of the Country." MEETING OF EXECUTIVE. The Message of President Roosevelt "Did Not Come Up." There was a meeting of the execu tive In the Capitol yesterday morning. No reference was made In any wayi to the President's message nor was its! significance from a Hawaiian stand- point discussed by the Governor ori the heads of departments. J Asked In regard to whether any hart been Indnleed In hr. the executive on what was the talk of the day, the President's message one who attended the meeting Eaid: "No, the President's message did not como up." A report was received from Superintendent of Public Works Boyd and Assistant Campbell on the condition of the Nuuanu and Kaha bridges, and it was decided that they must be re paired, The Kalia bridge has already been ordered closed for repairs and the council decided that the expenditure of $10,000 should be authorized at once, for Nuuanu bridge. Loudly complaining Kewalo residents asked for a d'tch to carry away the water. Their complaints have been loud for several months past. but so far they have besn without effect. Union Grill Lycurgtfs asked to be al lowed to give up his lease of a lot at Hilo and to havo the lot offered at auction for absolute sale, at an upset price of $10,000. Lvcurgus wants to get a title in fee to the lot- It was decided that it should be offered at an upset price of 515,000. Land Commissioner Boyd reported that arrangements had been completed for the transfer of property with L. L. McCandless for the extension cf Hotel street BOY'S BRIGADE CONCERT. Youngsters Splendidly Entertained in Y. M. C. A. Auditorium. TI e Boys' Brigade gave a concert to the boys of Honolulu last night in the Y. M. C. A. auditorium. The arge hall was filled with boys who thoroughly enjoyed the different parts of the program. A number of Honolulu people who are Interested in the boys were pres ent and helped to entertain and amuse them. Mrs. Annis Montague Turner Bang a beautiful solo and was well received. Wm. Herrick, the popular guitar player, was on hand with his Instrument and rendered several selections In a masterly manner. His playing of the "Stars and Stripes Forever" was particularly fine. President A. Maxson Smith, who has always been a consistent friend of the boys, entertained them with a violin solo. Other numbers on the program were a set-up drill by a company of boys, a chorus by the M'gnon Club, a recitation bv Mr. Murphy entitled "Liberty Lighting the World." and a quartet by boys from Kakaako. The arrangements were in charge of Theodore Richards and Major E. G. Wilson. Olympics Are Coming. SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 5. The Olympic Club football team will shortly sail for Hcnolulu to play a series of games against Oahu College. Manager Muma got word yesterday thtt everything had been arranged in Honolulu for the reception of the team. It Is a powerful aggregation of football talent. Thev will leave on the 14th insL, remaining on the islands until January 6th. HAWAIIAN WARSHiLSHIP RAISES HEW QUESTION a V WASHINGTON, Dec 5 The Senate spent some time during Ahe executive session fr discussing the question of the proper ccmmltte rrfrenee of the nomination cf Eugene R. 4 Hendry t' bo Marsha for th? Territory of Hawaii. The nom- inction at first was referred to the Committee on Porto Rico and Pac'fic Islands, of which Senator Foraker is cha'rman. but Senator Baccn raised the point that Hawaii Is a full- fledged territory of th United States, and that therefore th3 4 n minstton should go to ths Committee on Terr'torles. ators Teller, Foraker. Spoonsr and Bicon engaged In the troversy that followed aid thi oucstlon was nltlmat?lv. upon the suggest'oa cf Spooner, re- farred to the Committee on Rules for the formu'rt'on cf a rule governing th subject, th? rrference nieanfma bsins hslJ O up. (D 4- C K. and W. C Wilder returned " m 0: the It is sa'd they have purchased a fact of timber land In Oregon or "Warhlnirton. together with a ard tht thev are going into the lasaber business local ly. The gentlemen will say nothing of their glass at present WILL ASK FOR Hii OF DOEE Home Hule Republicans Fold a Rousing Meeting". ,. ..,.. fiRED BY PRESIDENT 3 MESSAGE t . DENOUNCE ACTION OF- COOLIE ADVOCATES WHO WENT TO WASHINGTON: Hawaiiar.6 Are Encouraged and Fsel That the Cause of Americanism is About to. Take a Great For ward Stride. There was a rousing meeting of the members of the Home Rule Repub i-can party in Foster hall last night, for the purpose of discussing p.an3 for the campaign and important matters of business on hand. A large number of Home Rulers were present. The meeting was held behind closed doors, even to the outer door of the building- being locked. Members A the press were not admitted and the deliberations of the politicians were absolutely secret The Hawaiians were in an enthusiastic frame of mind and referred to the President's message In no uncertain terms. That they were encouraged by the words of the nation'3 chief executive was clearly demonstrated. Said an energetic Home Ruler, aft?r the meeting: "There are likely to ba some radical changes in this Territory In a very little while. These changes will take place sooner than the public expects. The message of the President has greatly encouraged the Hawaiians and they feel now that they are in a position to go ahead with their work in the political field with the assurance that success is not far off." Asked as to the nature of the provable early changes in the political aspect of affairs in Hawaii, the 'speaker answered: "Tho Hawaiians. were not consulted when Hawaii was annexed Aq . the United States. It hurt tq'erir to see their flag come down and it hurt them to see. the Stars and Stripes go np tn its place. But they have since rejU2.d that it is all for the best and that what has been done cannot be helped. When the Islands were annexed, how ever, the Hawaiians looked forward to some change from the government under which they lived since the monarchy was done away with. The change has been a long time coming, and the Hawaiians have been patiently waiting to enjoy the full benefits of an American Territory. "The Hawaiians want a Governor who knows something about Ameri can principles. They have been unable to feel the benefits of with a Governor who knows nothing of Americanism and Uo is ba "1-ed and guided by a gang of unscrupulous financiers. "The Home Rule Republican party believes that now is the time to settle the matter of the removal of Governor Dole. The matter was earnestly discussed at the meeting and It was the unanimous opinion of all that as long as Governor Dole holds office In this Territory in the lutei"tr.ss of American government, Ints's which are now the interests of the Hawaiians, cannot be advanced. "The message of Pr&Ident has given the Hawaiians .confidence In their wok. We feel that Roosevelt understands the situation down here better than those who to have the interest of the Isl ands at heart and who, under the guise of benefiting the Isiiud's. en deavor to misrepresent cond'tiens with a view to adding to the Asiatic population for alleged commercial reasons. "The falsity of the contention that Asiatic labor is necessary to the welfare of these Islands Is clear to all lovers of Americanism. "The Home Rule partv will tak? Immediate action in regard to the of Governor Dole, and m will ba sent to Washington by the America Mara on the 20th cf th!s month, not only asking for hl3 removal but stating good and sufficient rea sons whv such an action is necessary to the welfare of the Islands. Gov ernor Dole's sins may not be those of commission, but they are sins cf omis sion. The memorial will deal with others besides Governor Dole. "It was the sense of the meeting that it has been clearly demonstrated bv the Governor himself and bv who are close to him In aathoritev that the Governor and his associates have been grossly negligent of their dutv. We feel that jthe President feels something of this, too. "If we are Americans we want 10 be the best kind of Americans and we want the rights and privileges and o,v portunitles of Americans. We wat more to say in the goveraBaent of our country, that we may iels It to iallv rcaUxe the principles of aa American Territory. "We feel that we are oa top now, and that bow Is the time to strike. t The meeting was an t ro and there were many who had much to say. "The Hawaiians are heartily In accord with the principles laid down n the President's message. They feel that the annunciation of these principles by the President speaks great hope and encouragement for thy Hawaiians and for the Territn. .'V iutnr. The action of Secretary Cooper at Washington was loudly denounced at the meeting and reference was mado to the visit of W. O. Smith. J. B. R, P. RIthet and F. M. the sugar planters and coolie advocates, to the President, in no very gentle terms One speaker suggested that F. M. Swansy should have made his representations to the President through the diplomatic representative of His Majesty King Edward vu. "There was little else done at thi meeting. What Is to be done 1) the Home Rule part- will be done on a common-sense, practical basis and e are confident of success." ELECTION OF OFFICERS, CO. A. First and Second Lieutenants Unanimously An election of officers In Co. A, N. G. H., was held last night at the drill shed. - Captain Schaefer. regimental was in attendance and presided. There was a good sttendance of members- Lieut F. a Smith was re-elected as First Lieutenant of Co. A. Second Lieutenant E. L. Berndt was thi onlv candidate against him. Litut Barndt gracioulv plcadrd tuat he be allowed to withdraw from the contest and proposed that Lieut Smith be elected unanimously, which was done. Lieut Berndt, being nominated for the commission of second lieutenant of Co. A, was umuiimcusly The elections being over a mo3t time was spent with Captain Harry Klemme as the leading spirt FOUR LIVES BELIEVED LOST IN SAN RAFAEL DISlSTiR Much Wreckage From Sunken Ferry Boat Continues to Float Ab:ut San Francisco Bey. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 5. The dsath lilt of the San disaster of last Saturday night appears now to be definitely limited to four names: William G. Crandall. George T. Treadway. Cyrus A. Waller. Alexander Hall. Until Monday thera was some doubt of Hall's dsath, but now hi3 family is satisfied that he was lo:t in the wreck of the ill fated Crandalj's body Is tho only ona thtt has thus far been recovered. A reward of 5100 for the recovery of Hall's body has been offered. The fact that the loss was kept down to so small a figure Is considered by thore competent to judge as remarkable In the extreme. In view of the circumstances, wherein darkness, f g and the suddenness of the event might all be expected to contributs to a f.r greater loss, and the happy escape of so many Is attributed almost entirely to th? qqick, cool judgment which caused the two steamers to be lashed together tha moment the collision occurred. A separation of even so little as ten cr fifteen feet wou'd Undoubtedly have result.d in many more casualties. Considerable wreckege from the sunken floated ashore at Angel island vesterdav, and th currents oa the night or tbe accident ran In that direction. It Is believed that If anv oth"f bod'es et recovered thev will either float tihors in tbxt locality or be brought no frrm the wreck. One of the San Rrfae"'s boats was found vesterday near the quarry on Ang3l Island. TWO GABLE BILLS INTRODUCED IN fEIIATE 9 C- 9 99 9 WASHINGTON. Dec 4- Senators Perkins and Hals have Introduced Pacific cable bills. Parkins bill is idsnticnl w th that t ffered bv Corlis3 i 1 the House. It provides fcr the construction of the cab'o S bv the Government frcm San Francisco to Honolulu and th? Philippines, via Wake Island and Guam; authorizes tho President to utilize th? Army ard Navv force whn desirable; places the construction and control under the P General, the of the Navy and the cf War; requires all material to be of Americn manufacture and laid bv ships fMng the American flag: fixrs th tariff at not ovsr 25 cent? a word from San Francisco to and 50 cents b'tween San Francisco and 5500 000 and contracts ap to S1 0.050.003 and authrizs the Prerldent to enter int? cab! communication with Japan and Ch'na. Senator Ha'-'s bill Is the same as that which wrp nasei last session. It provides fcr Government cab'es fr m thi western shore of Amercn. to Hawaii, to be under th- control cf the Navv Dsnartment OfflClllS IN filKuTOK M mm of cooper's ictiox Eis Pleading- for the TJnrestiictf d Immigration, of Chinese to Hawaii Has Aroused Great Indignation. Secretary Wilscn Defines the Attitude of the Admiaistration. o f From a Staff Corraspoadect WASHINGTON. Nov. 30 The officials of the Unltid States Government have this week encountered an astounding propotlton that has mede some of them at least look back longingly to the days when ths Unitsd States had no Insular p. sseisions. Th thing encountered was a lobbyist who Is here from Hawaii and who has served notice en all concerned thit hi will stay here duilng ths sess'on of Congress end wotk against the re-enactment of the Ch.nesc law. It appears that a conrldarabla of the allied sentiment that has come into public view latslv against the exclusion of Chinese, In the of HawaiL It is learned hirs Ibat cne of the errtnds of the H-n. Henry R Cooper, somstimts Secretary-Governor of Hawai when Kate Kelly Is not acting was to work for ths letting down of the bars s- hst the Chinese might pour iato the can fie'ds of Hawaii to the txclusion therefrom of all other labor and to the betteimect of the philanthropic sugar planters of that Territory. Probtblv vou In Hwii knew whether the H n. Harr E. Cooper, your Secretary-Governor, came here for that purpose. The correspondent of The since hearing the report, has asked several of the officiate of the Government abovt it. bt no satisfactory assurances are to be had. The Wa hlngton officiate seem ashamed to discuss such h repoit There i3 patriotism n this town. Is there patriotism among the men who are unhappily lu charge of the Territorial government of Hawaii? Anyway, the correspondent of The Republican today went to Sec retarv of Agriculture Wils n and asked him vhethsr It was trua that there was a movement nmon certain Hawa'ian sugar plasters to get unrertrlcted Chlnsse tm igration. "There Is" sid he. "t don't went to tll vou for publication yet, who is behind the there? But there was a m an from Hawaii In here to sse ma the other day. and he tried to cun vince me that we must let down the bars for the Chinese rr the sugar planters of Hawaii wl'l surely perish. Thev sav that thv afford to pty the wages demanded by anybody but the Chinese. They renreeent that they cannot get anv other sort of abor. We a re against them. They wl'l hnv no Chinese Immigration into Hi wall. We cannot let them Into the United States, and of course. Hi wail being a part of the Uo!tU States, wj cann"t let them into that Territory and keep them off the mainland. The President is strongly in favor of the comol'ta exclusion of the Chinese from al paits cf the United States. Make ro mistake about that He ii b'tterly against tho men who fivor letting down the bars. He regards the Chinese question as extremely Important." So far ro gcd That is what a member of the Cabinet of President Roosevelt sa'd about the Chinese movement tint has d'ltteil in upon us from Hawaii. the President will have to rn; uoon the general subject vou will learn frcmhis message to Congrcw, which is made public nt Tu" dav, and which w'll go to The Republican this mall. Without having seen this message. It la that hs goes to the ful' I'm it in advocating nrt on'y the of .ths Chinese Exclu sion law. but he it be strengthened In its weak places. Ho has to'd several members of Congress that he thought that the bill ought to madn even more effectlv than It Is now nr d he has said thrt with n th last three de.ys. be no flitting with the Chinece question on the part of President Rocsevolt e. S. L. s i' BELIEVE JOSEPH P. DUNNE WILL BE APPOINTED San Francisco Bulletin Predicts Promotion For the Occupant of United States Attorneyship. (.Special Correspondence.') SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 5. The Bulletin this evening says: It Is confidently predicted that Joseph J. Dnnne, the well-known San Francisco attorney, will be appolnteJ to the vacant United States for Hawaii. Mr. Dunne left this c'tv some months ago to accept the appointment as assistant to the lete Colonel J. C Baird who filled the office of United States Attorney for the Islands from August. 1900 until his death a few weeks ago at his home In Denver. Joseph J. Dunne was born and educated in this citv. He is a man of .WfeU ..1.U IfcUt UkfcUluiMVU V3 C.JU J ntted In every the dutlps cf the position for which he Is now named. He has already acted a3 counsel for several municipal departmntT in this citv. and up t" the time of his departure for the Is'ends was attorney for tho Board of Health. He his alwavs looked upon as a rising msmber of th bnr at which other members of h's family have alread attained distinction. He Is a fluent rpeak"r. rmj wt' versed in the rthlc3 of hi profession. The news of h's Is received here with the gra est satisfaction bv neople In a" '" - f life, a he has always been distinctly a favor'te. BELIEVED MI3S STONE ALIVE. Asserted the Missiorary is in a Safe ard Secluded Place. vinv ry c .tib t.i. n Russ. the of theAm - erlcan mis Ion tt Salonlca. renllns to th Worlds cablegram asking his opinion regard'ng the situation so far as Miss Stone is concerned, wired as I follows: t I hope Miss Ston Is Jiving though J hr reported death causes anxiety. However, seeming the report did not ccme e wit"ese3 and need- verification. M,Bs Stone wes innrd to hardship of firm faith, and no one to die of griff." Dr. Haskell also telegraphs frcm Samokov: "ThTe is :n well-found-rd rumor tht brth captlvs were alive end well 24th In a s?rret she'tered pre where thnv wpre liklv tn rental- tar rc. Our j messengers haye not returned; fr fr fr fr fr fr fr fr fr fr fr fr fr fr fr fr fr fr fr fr fr fr fr fr BONDED MERCHANDISE CAN NOT BE WITHDRAWN Local Customs Authorities Lcam of An Important Ruling Received by a San Francisco Broker. Honolulu importers may bj In knowing that merchandise consigned to bonded warehouses, cannot withdraw for exportation to Insular possessions, accord'ng to a late Treasury Department ruling received by Port Collector Stackablo yesterday. In an opinion submitted to the Col- J lector at San Francisco In rogard to me case or. wiinam ti. Tn:rnloy. a Custom House brok r, relative to merchandise being withdrawn from ware- house under article SSI of tha Cus torn Regulations of 1899 for exporta tion to pago Pago, in the Isltnd of Tutulla. H. A. Taylor. Ass'stant Secretary of the Treasury Department writes: Sectin 2979 of the Revised Statutes authorizes the exportation of mer chandisc en which the duties have not been paid "If the owner, importer consignee, or agent 8aan give to the col'ector satisfactory security thtt the merchandise thall b? landed out of the juriidkt'cn cf the United States, in the manner required by the laws relating to exportatIn3 for the benefit of drawback. Th' Department has decided (T V. 21221 of August 7, 1901) that no drawback can bs allowed on merchandise shipped to Guam or Tutui'a. intamueh as both islands are within the of the Unit-d States. For th rame reason, goods ran not be to the Phlllpoine Isa"ds with benefit of drawback rr with remission of tax (T D 232S7 or S'ptembrr 25 last and 23351 of the ICth Instant). In view of tha foregoing, tho De- pa;tmeaShId5 mercb"dhe can rot be withdrawn fom bonded warehouse for exportation to anT of sakl !?,an: , No '"thsr withdrawal by " tu wbw.u raranT or other Importers for rxportat'on to "a,"ra "B "? E" "L telegram sent to yu on the 51st ul timo. H. A. TAYLOR. Assistant Secretary. Therefore. It Is th't merchandise can not be withdrawn from horded warehouse for pxro'tatloa to Gunrn. TntuPa. or the Phllppln islands, which are w'thln the jurisdiction of the Un'ted States. Mr. and 3lrs. Cherles A. Brown anl Mrs. Susan J. Stone, mother of "Mrs. Brown, have taken rooms at the M ana, where they will spend'tha winter. Le I I I" iiiiii "i n mimipi "tm. 3.