L.F. Hess 
Last updated: 22.06.17
All that can presently (December 2015) be gleaned about by internet searching is that L.F. Hess is the one-off composer of Happy Dutchman (1908) published by Adelphi Pub. Co., Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Surfers are welcome to contribute information about this composer.

Further sheet music at DBE: ON HOLD