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THE MAUI NEWS-
-SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1908
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Empress Dowager a Ruler
Of Great Ability.
Poking, Nov. 14. The Emperor
died shortly after 5 o'clock this af
ternoon, lie had been ill for u long
time, and -during recent audiences
with foreign representatives hero
he was unable to sit upon the
throne or even in an upright posi
tion. It was evident for a long
time that he would bo unablo to
withstand a' crisis, which sooner or
later must develop in tho disease
from which he was suffering. Re
cent climatic extremes caused fatal
At tho moment of the death of
the Emperor the Dowager Em
press' own death chamber chair
was waiting in courtyard. She
too, had been in a serious condi
tion, and word that was brought
to her earlier in tho dav- that the
Emperor was dying caused her to
collapse, This has prevented her
from assuming the relationship of
grandmother to the successor to
tho throne, which, according to tho
Chinese, would enormously aug
ment her authority.
There is little indication of emo
tion among tho people over the
events which have been transpir
ing. The' Emperor's death and tho
probable death of tho Dowager
Empress within a very short time
have had very little effect upon
tho Chinese, who are pursuing tho
oven tenor of their way without
signs of mourning.
Kwang Hsu's later life was a pi-
tible spectacle to his attendants.
His feebleness had rendered him a
mere puppet and ho had suffered
long from ill health, which has
combined with fear and despair
Latterly lie showed marked snrns
of mental disturbances and oven
wont so far last August as to de
clare himself mad.
Tho edict promoting Prince
Chun to tho regency and his in
fant son, Pu Wei, to be heir pre
sumptive n.ade, a good public im
pression. It satislies tho reformers
and appeals to the sentiments held
by tho people of Kwang Hsu bo-
cause it respects tho close blood
ties in 'the matter of suscession
and intioduccs a new and more
modern element into the govern
ment. It is an evidence of the vic
tory of tho reformers.
Tho government today notified
tho American legation officially
that Prii c Chun had been made
regent and that ho was to be the
head of tho state. This is recog
nition of the regime of the Dow
One of tho edicts issued in the
namo of the Emperor said: "Since
last autumn wo have been ill" The
physicians recommended by the
government have not been success
ful in curing us. Wo are weak
and without spirit, racked by pain,
without appetite, cold and feverish,
and it has been inipossible for, ub
to send other physicians to us
quickly and we will give extraor
dinary rewards to tho physicians
or officials who help, us."
ALOHA LODGE NO. il KNIGHTS
Regular meetings will be held at
tho Knights of Pythias Hall Wailuku
on Saturday, December 5, 19.
All visiting members aro cordially
invited to attend.
J. H, NELSON, C. C.
D. II. CASE, K. OP R. & S.
LOOOE MAUI, No. 1)84, A. F.&A. M.
Stated meetings will be held at
Masnuic Hall, Kahulul, on tho first
Saturday night of each month at 7.30
Visiting brothrcn are cordially in
vited to attend.
D. C.LINDSAY R. V. IV.
t. f, Secretary.
Peking, Nov. 15. Tsze Ilsi An,
Dowager Empress of China, auto
cratic head of the Government,
which she directed without success
ful interference since 18G1, and
without protest sineo 1SS1, died at
2 o'clock this afternoon.
Tho announcement of tho Dowa
ger Empress' death was oflicial and
followed closely upon the an
nouncement that Kwang Hsu tho
"Emperor, had died yesterday at 5
o'clock in tho afternoon but it is
belioved the deaths occured a con
siderable timo beforo that sot down
in the oflicial statement.
An edict isrued at 8 o'clock this
morning placed upon tho throne
Prino Pu Yi, tho three-year-old son
of Princo Chun, tho regent of the
empire, in accordance with a pro
mise given by the Dowager Em
press soon after the marriage of
Prince Chun in 1903 -An edict is
sued on Friday made Princo Pu Yi
The foreign legations wore noti
fied by the Foreign Hoard of the
death of tho Emperor and tho suc
cession of Princo Pu Yi. Troops
have been in readiness for several
days to quell any disorders that
might arise on tho death of Kwang
Hsu. Tho possibility of uprisings
was made greater because of tho
fact that tho death of the Dowagor
Empress was known to bo closed
at hand. Two divisions of troops
have been held in reserve, and
those aro now stationed in various
quartets of tho City. Twenty gen
darmes wore dispatched to guard
the legations, hut up to tho present
the duties of tho forces have been
slight. It was announced that the
legation guard was ordered out "at
the special call of the legations on
account of the Emperor's death."
Prince Chun, the regent, has
ordered tho Viceroys and Gover
nors to take precautions for the
continuation of tho administration
of tho provinces as heretofore and
he has.ordered a hundred days of
mourning. The court will go into
mourning for three years. Peking
already has been greatly trans
formed. All red objects have been
removed and blue substituted-. Tho
neonle learned this evening of the
death of the Dowager Empress,
and, although the Chinese ate in
no wise emotional, they showed
that they wore profoundly impress
ed by the passing of then power
ful ruler. The foreigners in the
city arc watching the strange cere
monies with great interest. At the
place elaborate rites are being ob
served. A flood of edicts has been
Deathbed observances of 3000
years ago marked the passing of
tho Emperor and the Dowager.
They died alone and unattended,
although surrounded by circles of
abject spectators who remained a
rod distant, as, on account of the
sacrsd persons of t heir majesties,
thoy could not he approached. The
Emperor died as he had lived,
without ministration of whatever
kind or scientilic aid. For months
ho had refused to jiermit the ser
vice of foreign physicians, and,
although it was stated that he had
gone back to tho old form of medi
cal treatment, it is believed that
latterly he received no treatment
The Government has given out
that the Dowager Empress in a
lucid interval on Friday last re
ceived Prince Ching, who is a
Manohu and a member of the royal
family, and approved the edicts
declaring Princo Pu Yi heir pre
sumptive and Prince Chun Regent
of tho empire. Princo Ching was
at tho beginning of tho Boxer out
break Lord Chamberlain of the
court and conunanderof the Peking
field forces. It was on him that
the foreign officials hung hopes of
the envoys. Be has held many
positions and was high in imperial
That.the Dowager Empress took
.immstop is discredited, rseverthe
, biic is oeiioveu to nave sug
gestfully established tho Chun re
gimo, which is tho Manchu regime,
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WHiigui'paiauijjAuii uio opinion
is held her05thatfthjfi;,8oluUpn .to
the difficulty which haa'ccrif rented
the (jrovornment is the best pos
Until word of the death is spVeaii
broadcast no disorders archppre
bended. China is quiotor now
than at any timo since l'JOO. Local
disorders in the south are possibl
on any pretext, mil the north is
more inclined to peace. There are
few signs of antagonism to forcig
ners, and there is no manner of
doubt that Princo Chun will he
able to meot tho situation. Ho is
rccognizeu as thoroughly progres
sive and is tho most acceptable
man that could bo chosen to those
most disposed to cause troublo, tho
reformers. Antagonism on tho
part of tho Conservatives and oven
an insurrectionary movement is
conceivable, becauso tho death of
the powerful woman, who dominat
ed all, and tho weakling Emperor
sweeps away tho old palace corrup
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