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SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 1908
Mothers of Great Men by Dreier Will is
Rev. Thos. B. Gregory. , Allowed In Probate.
Wireless Station at Kahuku lEmmeluth and Edings
X Terrible Pest
to Guard Against.
Pineapple Prospects Good
have Brought Suit.
Kellogg FinJs lieady Sale.
Honolulu, August 22. Among
It was toward tin close of the
year 1776 tlint the Duke of Glou
cester, brother of (.corgi4 II, hapicn
ing to 1e traveling in France, was
telling the story of the American
revolt to a company of diners in
the city of Metz.
At the table was young Lafayette,
who listening to all that Was said,
rose-"om the banquet resolved to
abandon the pleasures which rank
and wealth had to bestow in the
gayest court and capital of the
world, to leave even the young wife
who had given him iflie child and
was siMin to give hiin another, that
he might risk life and fortune in
the cause of the people who were
struggling for lilicrty.
In his own words: "When first
I heard of American independence,
my heart was enlisted."
Lafayette was a child of the "Old
Regime," and the education that
such a child received was chiefly
conducted by the dancing master.
The most important accomplish
ments consisted in a graceful bear-'
ing, a genial manner and the form
of conversation which never allowed
, a subject to le discussed so serious
ly as to fatigue the weakest mind of
the company or provoke the least
heat of controversy.
The main thing was to be able to
bow properly, to know how to com
pliment appropriately, to pick up a
fan correctly, to offer an arm with
It was from this foolishness that
Lafayette broke away to go and
fight for the liberties of an alien
That the young court darling
should have taken such a stand
amazed all Europe. Madame de
Stael wondered what could have
moved the young man to quit danc
ing with Marie Antoinette to enlist
in the cause of the backwoods Re
publicans! But Lafayette was a Man, a man
with a vigorous individuality, a man
who loved Right and hated Wrong;
and that is why he. forsook all, to
lose or win, with Washington and
his ragged Continentals.
Lafayette was born at the Chateau
of Chavanac, in Auvergne, on' Sep
tember G, 1757, hardly a month
after the death of his father at the
battle of Minden.
The cannon shot which laid his
father low transferred to the young
mother the responsibility of the
son's education ; and fortunately for
the child and the world, that mother
happened to be all that she should
' have been.
From her father, the Marquis de
la Riviere, she inherited a splendid
fortune, . and from Nature a large
miniT and a pure heart.
In a time when trifles were the
order of the day, Mme. Lafayette
was able to . think seriously upon
life's real problems, and in an age
when morality was somewhat at a
discount, she ever carried herself
with the poise which disarmed all
A pure woman, a loving, devoted
wife, a faithful, painstaking mother,
she-might have been expected to do
more for her son than the ordinary
run of the mothers of the day might
have been expected to do.
And the surmise was made good
Young Lafayette, while obliged by
the logic of his birth and environ
went to mingle with the Kay and
giddy throng of the court , was, by
his mother's sound teachings, fort I
fied against its enervating in
fluences, so that while in it and of
it he was, in his bi tter self, apart
from it and superior to it.
It would le dillicult to find any
where in history a more jKiinted in
stance of the value of the good
mother than that which is furnished
in the rase of the Marquis de Iifa
It was his noble mother that kept
his heart pure and inspired it witl
the generous sentiment out of wide!
grew the chivalry that made him
the friend and helper of Washing'
ton in the glorious battle for Amen
Honolulu. August 15. The will
of the late August Dreier, who died
on his way to Europe, was this
morning admitted to probate in
Judge De Bolt's Court, and the
contest was thus ended. Einil
Dreier, by his at:orneys, Kinney
and Marx, have been conducting a
severe legal buttle to break the
will. Their client, who is at pre
sent in a sanitarium for the feeble
minded in California, was cut off
with the sum of $150 per month,
while, as a matter of fact, his ex
penses at the sanitarium amount
to the mm of $175 pel month.
On the ground? that undue, in
fluence had been exerted over Mr.
Dreier, the attempt to break the
will was made. However, the
Court decided this morning that
this was not the ease, stating the
ase in the following manner:
''That said alleged will was ex
ecuted by him (August Dreier) on
the 5th day of Novemiiet , 1!07. in
the presence" of F. E. Thompson.
Uhas. L. Snvbolt. aid Chas.
demons as (subscribing witnesses;
that said testator ut the time of
the execution of the said will was
of sound and disposing mind, and
was competent to make a will, and
that said will was duly executed
as required by law . . ."
Emma Dreier brought out an
ther phase of the case today when
she filed her election to take her
lower right, rather than accept the
provisions of the will made for her.
JOHN RANDOLPH of Roanoke!
Even now, after the lapse of almost
century, there is magic in the
The tall, thin form; the sunken
yes, as black as jet and as sharp as
.luggers; the shrill voice; the long
Ixmy finger, which used to be point-
d with such telling effect at his
opponent; the eccentricities of dress
and manner, and the withering in
vective that poured like hot lava
from 'a volcano the whole combi
nation made the impression upon
his age that can never be wiped out.
The United States of America has
had but one John Randolph, and
in all human probability it will
never have another.
Grand old man he was, too, with
all of his oddities and eccentricities,
his weaknesses and shortcomings!
He was, first of all, honest, abso
lutely incorruptible, like the gallant
knight of old, "without fear and
No man ever bought John Ran
dolph. No man ever attempted to
buy him. Had the attempt been
made, the, old statesman would have
shot the wouldbe bnlxroii the spot.
In John' Randolph's case we have
another instance of the forgotten
mother," another instance of the
criminal indifference of the his
torian to the part that the mother
plays in giving him the material for
Randolph's mother was a lady of
rare intelligence, and "little Jack,"
is he was always called, found in
her a parent and guide such as few
hildren have ever found.
To be brought within the orbit of
Mrs.' Randolph's influence was to
become aware of the presence of an
extraordinary iersonality. She at
traded leople, she impressed them,
she made them recognize and re
Randolph's father died when he
was only two years old, and the
whole burden of his education and
training fell uixm his mother. His
fate could not have been left in
It was at his mother's knee that
Randolph learned something else o
more itiqxirtaiice to him than all
the other things. She used to say
to the I my over ami over again
"Jack, always lie manly. Alway
maintain your honor."
And Jack was not unfaithful t
the mother's prayer, lb' lived an
diid a man. Many hated him, but
not one could say aught against his
rockribbed integrity of soul.
will be Completed Scon.
An astounding request will be
flashed from the island of Oahu
some time next month, to all the
wireless station from Alaska to
Southern California. They will he
asked to ''Shut up and listen."'
For in September the Kahuku
longdistance wireless station, of
the Wireless Telegraph Company
of this city, will be completed and
will be able to rend as well as to
receive messages at great distances.
Expert Arthur A. Ishell is rush
ing installation to completion at
Kahuku and it is hoped that by
the middle of September, or at
latest before the month is out, the
station will be full fledged ami one
of the most effective in the world.
When the Wireless Telegraph
Compav is ready to open up and
bring the Hawaiian Islands in
touch with the United States by
ether, Manager J . A. Balch will
send a cablegram to San Francisco
with a message that will be com
municated to all wireless stations
from north to south along the
North American continent and
those stations will, at a certain
hour, cease all other business,
holding their ears open for the
wireless words from Hawaii.
Hawaii will ask the coast to
listen while she talks thousands of
miles and proclaims that she i
mistress of the world of wireless.
Correspondence has gone forward
arranging for the great test, asking
that all stations he prepared to
listen on a date and at a time
which will be specified by cable
from Honolulu a little before Ka-
uku station is ready to shoot.
Then there will gather at Kahu
ku the management cf the Wire
less Telegraph Company, corres
pondents and local newspapermen
and specially Invited guests to ob
serve wharwill undoubtedly mark
an epoch of transemdant. interest
in the advancement of this strate
gic outpost of the United States
The'inimense value to shipping
that will materialize unon the
realization of the Kahuku station
cannot be overestimated, say skip-
tiers and shoremen alike.
Honolulu, judgnig by the words
that are in the mouths of nil, is
keen to see this great project a
fact, though it. must not bo for
gotten that wireless is still a baby
and, although Hawaii has kept far
in the advnnce in matters wireless,
there are weather conditions and
the freaks of nature to contend
These tilings it is the constant
study of such men as "fsbell and
Balch to overcome.
In any event, the blessing to
Pacific shipping will be vastly ma
terial and will mean. the saving of
time and trouole and often lives
One of the terrors of the sea, dis
tance, will be partly, overcome.
New Plans For Puunene
Experts to Play Tennis.
There is a possibility that a re
turn match between the Honolulu
md the Puunene fennis-players will
lie held in this city some time in
the near future". A private com
munication received in this city to
day from William Searby, one of
the Maui exited, stabs that he
will be in . this place in about a
month, and that he wants to talk
over plans for this return meeting.
As a matter of fact, the first prop
osition on the subject collies from
It is admitted m .lr. N arnv s
letter that in some respects the
local men were playing at a disad
vantage on Maui for this cup, and
that a match plryetl on the local
courts would not be out of the way
of justice. .
There is little doubt that soon
b'g tennis would be welcomed . belt
as a little innovation in the tisua!
round of sjtorts. Bulletin.
HONOLULU, August 22'-John
Eineluth through his attorney Judge
Edings has hrought suit in Judge
De Bolte court to force the County
Supervisions to issue a proclamation
calling for a county election instead
of a municipal el-rtioii :h it is re
presented that the municipal ad is
null and void while the County Act
is still in force and effect.' '
The reason alleged for the manda
mus order is given as follows.
And your petitioner alleges that
the said act, entitled "An Act creat
ing Counties within the Territory of
Hawaii and providing for tin' gov
ernment thereof," is in full force
and effect: that the said act of the
Legislature of the Territory of Ha
waii. entitled "An Act incorporating
the City and County of Honolulu,"
appr v.-d April :SO, A. 1). 1W7, is
unconstitutional and avoid and of
no effect, the same being in conflict
with and in opposition to an Act of
Congress of the United States of
America entitled "An Act to pro
vides! government for the Territory,"
inasmuch as it is,
First An attempt on the part of
the Legislature of the Territory of
Hawaii to grant to a corporation
special and exclusive privileges and
immunities without the approval of
Second -That it requires other
and different qualifications for the
electors under the Act than are pre
sented and provided for in ail Act
of Congrees; and disqualifies and
disfranchises a large portion of the
duly-qualified electors of said Terri
tory and said County of Oahu.
That the said Act is unconstitu
That there are numerous' private
agricultural corporations embraced
within the boundaries of said muni
cipal corporation, not subject to
control on the part of the Territory,
except in the exercise of the police
power, their contracts being con
tracts within tin; meaning of the
contract clause of the Federal Con
itution which the States and Ter
ritories are prohibited from impairing-
That the said Act is void for inas
much First That municipal taxes may
be imposed on lands strictly rural
in character and therefore not call
able of receiving the benefits or ad
vantages usually derived from muni
cipal organization .
Second 1 hat the boundaries of
said municipal corporation as sought
to be established by said Act are
inaccurate, indefinite an 1 uncertain.
And your petitioner further shows
that he is a duly-qualified elector of
said Count v of Oahu and eligible to
any of the offices created by the said
Act entitled "An Act Creating Coun
ties within the Territory of Hawaii
and Providing for the ( iovernnieiit
Thereof," and has a lawful right to
have said respondents issue said
proclamation as aforesaid and trans
mit copies of the same to the several
boards of inspectors throughout their
county, as aforesaid, and to do and
perform all ads and things required
of them by said statute.
herefore your tctitionir prays
your Honor to grant a writ ! man
damus under the seal of this court,
directed to the said S. C Dwight,
J. J. Fern, Charles Hustace, Jr. F.
R. Harvey, F. K. Archer, A. E: Cox
and J. M. Kealoha, constituting the
Board of Supervisors of the County
of Oahu as aforesaid, commanding i
them forthwith to pr.ieeed and issue
a proclamation concerning a county
election for the County of Oahu an I
transmit copies or a copy of the same
to t lie several boards of inspectors
through said County of O.ihu and
such proclamation to Hst or cause
to be posted in the manner required
by law to do all acts and things re
quired of them under and by virtue
of the said statute, and to do and
perform all such ads and things in
the premises in the ease required
and for sin h other or further relief
as t. y..uv Honor may seem meet,
and t i ju-tiee and right may apper
tain, ami as in duty bound will ever
It will behoove the agricultural
authorities of Hawaii to keep a
strict guard against the introduc
tion here of the Argentine ant.
At recent intervals the Star has
published items from the San Fran
cisco newspapers ab,ut the arrival
of this pest in California. The
follow ing article is from the August
numbers of Orchard and Farm:
Another crop pest threatens to
invade the agricultural districts of
the Pacific Coast States in the
form of the Argentine ant which
has made its appearance in certain
sections of California, carrying de
struction and devastation in its
At a session of the Entomologi
cal Conference held recently at the
University of California, Professor
C. H. Woodward, head of the de
partment, gave the details of this
parasite, outlining ut length the
peril? attending the presence of the
The unwelcome insect's character
and coming were brought to the
attention of the Entomological De
partment of the university in a
series of complaints from residents
in East Oakland and Alameda,
and a call for scientific aid was
made to exterminate the ant and
take precautions against its reap
pearance. While being one of the
most destructive foes known to the
agriculturist, the pest has a more
sinister name it being, it is said,
fatal to children affected by its
The sessions of the conference
were attended by representative
agriculturists from all parts of the
State,, and various papers wore
read bearing upon the subject
Professor Woodward stated that
he had informed State Horticul
tural Commissioner Jeffrey of the
appearance of the pest, and liad
also considered the matter of suffi
cient importance to warrant his
communicating with Governor Gil
lett. The members of the confer
ence visited some of the affected
sections in East Oakland and in
spected specimen- of the- ant's de
struction. Professor Woodward's letter to
(iovernoi Oillett said in part:
"The Argentine ant has gained
a foothold in East Oakland, and
now occupies about one square
mile of territory. The insect is
known elsewhere in the United
States only in the region ibout
New Orleans, and the secretary of
the Louisiana State Crop Pest
Commission, io the last repo;t to
the Governor of that Stale, writes
that tins insect has proven itself
to Iik out! of the most injurious
that tias been introduced into the
United States from joreign coun
tries. "'A more serious aspect of the
problem is found in 1 tie destruc
tion of orange and rig crops in the
southern parishes by the ant and
danger to sugar cane by its con
''It seems to me that the intro
duction of the insect is h fi.r great
menace than the introduction of
the white llv. discovered a vearngo
at Marysville. I have already re
ported the matter to State Horti
cultural Commissioner Jeffrey, but
I considered it important enough
to report direct to you.
The order to show cause, ujion lx-
mg signeil I v Judge lie liolt, was
immediately placed in the hamjs of
Deputy High Sheriff George Sea for
service, by Judge Edings. The order
to show cause is as follows: j
UHin the foregoing petition, and;
upon the application of W. S. Ed
ings, Esquire, attorney for said peti
tioner, it is ordered that the said S.
0. Dwight, J. J. Fern, Char, s Hus
tace, Jr. F. R. Harvey, F. K. Arch
er, A. E. Cox and J. M. Kealoha,
the Boanl of Sliiervisors of the
County of Oahu, Territory of Hawa
ii, do show cause, if any exists, be
fore this Court, at the court hou--e in
Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, on
Monda v, the 2 lib dav of AugiM,
A. D. U.)S, at 10 o'clock in the
forciitMin, why a writ of mandamus
should not issue as praved.
(Sgd.) J. T. De Bolt,
First Judge, First Circuit Court.
the passengers to arrive from the
Coast on the Lurline this morning
wa-s L. G. Kellogg, of the Wahiawa
Consolidated Pineapple Company.
Mr. Kellogg has been on the Coast
for some months past looking after
the salt s end of the work. In sjieak
ingofthe results of his trip this
morning he said :
"Everything is going along very
well as regards the sales of our can
ned product. There has been only
one holdback and this has Inen oc
casioned by the fact tht money is
till very tight. The middlemen do
not want to take on large stocks of
the fruit but want the eanners to
hold the stocks in warehouses and
supply a small part at a time. In
this manner they are able to keen
from tying up their money, which,
is I have said, is still tight on the
There will be no difficulty in dis
posing of the crop, however, the on
ly change being that the returns
will not conic in quite as rapidly as
they did last year. The price con
tinues the same and there is ab
solutely no reason that their should
not be a fine year for the local can
neries." B R 1 ( i 1 1 T EST ( J L E A N I N ( i S .
If a bear were to visita linen drap
er's shop what would he want?
"It used to be the height of my
nidation to possess this motor car,"
said a gentleman sadly, "and now
it's the height of my ambition to
"When you spoke to lather did
you tell him you had a hundred
lollars in the bank?" "Yes."
"And what did he sav?" "lie
lorrowed the lot ! "
Mistress, engaging cook: "We
live very plain, you know." Cook:
"Well, mum, if the way you live is
is plain iis the way you look, there'
11 be no trouble at all!"
"Mother," said a little girl, "may
I go to the fancy-dress ball as a
milkmaid?" "No," replied her
mother' "you are wo small," "Well,
can't I be a condensed milkmaid?"
"I want you children to go to my
lecture to-night," remarked a prof
essor to the younger members of his
family. "Couldn't you whip us in-
4ead just this once, father?", said
one of them.
"I never object to fair criticism,"
said a pompous young actor. "What
you object to, I suppose," replied
the man addressed, "is the undcr-
tanding most people lfave of the
meaning of the word 'fair'?"
In a provincial newspaper a house
i ... 4 ( . .
was advertised as commanding a
view over a magnificent garden or
namented with beautiful sculpture."
Visitors found that the magnificent
garden with its sculpture was a
"I fed sure Miss Smith is in love
with you," said a lady to her bro
ther. "Do you?" It sounds too good
W Ik- true!" "Well, 1 heard her
say yesterday that plainness in a
man is not really a fault, but a sign
of character! "
"My daughter appears to have
married very happily," remarked a
lady. "Her husband has not wealth,
it must be admitted, but he has fa
mily." "Yes, 1 heard he was a
widower with six children! " a neigh
Ixir sniffed acridly.
"Who was that?" asked a man of
his friend, a dramatic critic. "Oh,
that is L the actor!" was the
reply. "He does not look much like
an ai tor off the stage," said the first
sjienkcr. "Still less when lie's on
the stage! '' rejoined the critic.
last," he sighed, "we're
I' vi Im'cii hoping for this
"So have I," said she, very
"Ah! you have
that I wa nved to te
1 you that I love
iu . "
"Yis; and 1 want to say 'No'
;u id get it over with." "1mdou
t )pinion. ' '