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THIt HAWAIIAN STAR, VHMM)V M'RII. .'4. I".
By J. A. BRECK0N8.
Somewhere in his writings, Tolstoi inakos one of his characters say that
two have an entirely wrong understanding of life, that we misinterpret It,
misjudge It, and so miss the very best of it. Dut he goes on to say that peo
ple can't bo made to see this or to comprehend it, that it is an almost hope
less task to try to give thorn the right vision.
But Tolstoi wrote this many years ngo, and since then thought has been
changing, it is swinging around to another viewpoint. We are beginning
to get a clearer vision as to what life really is. We are beginning to appre
ciate, our treasure.
Tolstoi's character was speaking of the belief of many that the pleasures
of life lay entirely in the externals Instead of within. We have thought, and
some of us think yet, that to get the moBt or the best out of life, wo must
possess the things of this world, wealth, case, position, fame; that eveu
liealth, upon which so much of our happiness depends, is n gift from the out
tide. In n word, that we are dependent upon the powers without for all
that makes life worth living. And If these are denied us, then we are miser
able. And this character -ot his saw clearly that all this is wrong, that the joy
of life depends really upon ourselves, that there is a magical power lu every
life to furnish It complete happiness.
And this power Is our higher nature, not the lower nature that is satis
fied altogether with externals, with eating and sleeping and wearing fine
clothes and living In the praise of others; but the higher nature that sees
tho purpose of life, Us eterualness; that can enter Into and understand and
use the untold wealth of infinite love nnd infinite good and infinite mind. For
all theso things are ours to make use of for our good; and when we possess
these treasures, the things of this world are paltry Indeed. It Is a case of
hitching your wagon to a star, and when you do this, you'll travel faster and
see more than in the speediest auto or swiftest aeroplane.
But as Tolstoi's character Bald, this way ot looking at things seems al
most Incomprehensible to the majority of us. To get this viewpoint means
that we must faco about entirely. Some do not know how to do this. Others
are too fearful. They do not want to let go the known, the tangible, for the
unknown and Intangible.
But if your life is a sad jumble, if It is not a success, If you do not find
satisfaction in what it has brought you, try this development of your higher
nature as an experiment. Look within, to yourself, for your real riches.
Open your mind to an inflow of the spirit that will teach you all things. And
you will soon possess riches of which you little dream riches that bring
pure happiness that nothing can destroy or take away, and in comparison
with which even tho fabled wealth of Aladdin seems paltry indeed.
This magical power is in every life. It is in yours. And it awaits but
OVER THE TEACUPS.
O CALLING DAYS FOR HONO- Oi
Mondays: Punahou, College
Hills, Mnnoa, Maklkl.
Tuesdays: AVnlkikl, Kaplo
lanl Park, KalmukI, l'alolo.
Wednesdays: Nuunnu, Puu
nul, Pacific Heights. First and
Third Wednesdays abovo Nuu
nnu Bridge. Second and Fourth
Wednesdays below Bridge.
Fourth Wednesday, Pacitlc
Hoights. Alowa Heights, First
and Third Wednesdays.
Thursdays: Tho Plains.
Fridays: Hotels and town.
Fourth Friday, Fort Shafter.
First Friday, Fort Ruger.
Saturdays: Kallhl. Third and
Fourth Saturdays, Kamehame
SOCIAL NEWS OF THE DAY.
Mrs. Kdward D. Tenney was lunch
eon hostess yesterday afternoon for
Mrs. James Lefferts, who is visiting
in Honolulu, the house guest of her
daughter, Mrs. C. Montague Cooke.
Airs. Tennoy's parlors were decorated
with sprays of pale lavendpr orchids
and a tall vase of the same rare and
exquisite flower formed the center
.piece for the luncheon table where
covens were laid for Mrs. James Lef
ferts, Mrs. C. Montague Cooke, Mrs.
L. Tenney Peck, Mrs. Newton Locke,
Mrs. B. U Marx, Mrs. N. E. Tenney,
Miss Edithe Mist, Mrs. George Sher
man, Mrs. Fuller, Mrs. Herbert, Mies
Wilhclmina Tenney and Mr.s. Edward
Mrs. Mathew Graham was hostess
t'ecic, Dr. and Mrs.. C. B. Wood, Mr.
and Mrs. George Potter, and Mr. and
.Mrs. Frank Clark.
' . &
miss junette Hartwell was tho
guest of honor at an informal lunch
eon given yesterday by Miss Cordle
Walker. The principal feature of tho
decorations was the wedding bell of
white phlox. Covers wero laid for
Mrs. E. B. Derby entertainnd nt ton
yesterday for Mrs. Henry E. Cooper.
The guests Included, besides Mrs.
Henry E. Cooper, Mrs. Thurston, Mrs.
Plerson, Mrs. Sayers, Mrs. Drew, Mrs.
Gignoux, Mrs. Clark, MIbs Su.san
Plark, Mrs. Philip Frear, Mrs. Edgar
Wood, Mrs. Meyers, Mrs. Guy Gere,
Mrs. Lyser, Mrs. McCullum, Miss Mc-
to return to Honolulu in two months.
The Morning Music Club held a
closed meeting this" morning In Old
School Hall at Punahou.
Tho Saturday Night Brldgo Club
will meet Friday of this week with
Mrs. Coleman at Fort Ruger.
Mrs. Henry H. Williams was a de
parting passenger in tho Wllhelmlna
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Case-Deering
wero departing passengers in the Wil
hclmina this morning.
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Miss Clara Franck, who has been
visiting her sister, Mrs. O'Brlan, was
a departing passenger In tho Wllhel
mlna this morning. During her short
stay in Honolulu Miss Franck made
many friends among the maids and
matrons of the army and navy set.
Mrs. George M. Pullman, accompa
nied by several friends, left on tho
Wllhelmlna on Tuesday for Honolulu,
tvhero she will spend .several weeks.
Sho is taking her automobile with
her, and is planning many interesting
trips. Mrs. Frank Carolan came to
town to say goodby to her mother and
later entertained several friends at
luncheon at the St. Francis. ChronI'
cle, April 11.
Fred Knight has returned from Ho
nolulu, where he went to be present
at the celebration of the eighteenth
birthday of Mm. Knight's daughter,
Miss Thelma Parker. The young heir
ess and her mother will not return
to San Francisco for several months.
Chronicle, April 11.
Tho engagement Is announced of
Miss Ruth" Levy and Albert Marco, a
business man of Honolulu. The mar
riage i.s to be an event of tho early
Eiimraer or late spring. San Francis
co ExamiJer, April 1G.
Jit a delightful tennis tea yesterday .Cullum, lira. Tarleton and Mrs Mar
uuuiuuuu ui uei uuiuu in jMiuiun.it.toii uampueii.
.Among those present were Mrs. Don-
mid Ross, the Mip.ses Jordan, Mrs.
iGreenwoll, Miss Juliette Cooke, Miss
'Blair, Miss Lucas, Mrs. Hanney end
Dr. and Mm. Harris, who arc guests
at the Colonial, entertained at dinner
on Monday evening for Mr. and Mrs.
"B. F. Dillingham. Pink and white
roses formed tho attractive center
piece for Jthe table. Dr. and Mrs. Har
ris' guests wero Mr. and Mrs. B. F.
Dillingham, Mr. and Mrs, L. Tenney
Mrs. Mary T. C. Hitchcock nf Hilo
is tho house guest of Mrs. Harriet
Castle Coleman at Pacific Heights,
t! & J
Mrs. William P. Wooten will bei
uostess for the Service Bridge Club
Mr. and Mr.s. John A. McCsndless
wore departing passengers in the Ko
rea on Monday. Mr. McCar.dless will
visit in California while Mrs. Mc
Candless will go east. They expect
(Special Correspondonco of tho Star.)
WASHINGTON, April 13. As n re
suit of tho Initial hearing beforo tho
Senate committee on tho proposition
' to nmond tho Rivers nnd Harbors hill
by Including the Nawlllwlll project,
It Is very likely tho matter will bo
compelled to go over to another Eva
sion. The only thing to savo It
j would bo the very generous contribu
tion of aid from the peoplo of Hawaii.
I Unless something like half ot the to-;
tal .sum Is offered by private parties
I In aid of this work, frlondB of tho
plan feel it will be impossible to havo
tho Item included In the present bill.
At tho Senate hearing Senator
Bourne asked tho Delegate what
amount might be expected from tho
Islands toward this work. The matter
had been taken up somo time ago and
a few replies received, but not a suf
ficient number to warrant anything
like an accurate .statement ot what
sum could bo realized In this manner.
The committee seemed very anxious
to havo an exact figure quoted, and
tho delegate hns taken a course calcu
lated to expedite the answers to for
mer queries In this regard.
Tho action of Senator Bourne) who
enmes from a state where the com
monwealth usually pays half the cost
of large engineering works on Ore
gon rivers and harbors, suggests that
possibly this plan, which Is already
in uso in many states, is to be made
apply in the matter of Hawaiian
and harbors improvements in
Tho only baking powder
mado from Royal Grapo
Sroam of Tartar
No Alum, No Lime Phosphate
future, although it was not so stated.
It is known, however, that Oregon
and other states following this counso
are able to securo much more favor
able consideration by reason ot tho
stato's contributing. A stato law In
Oregon authorizes the organization of
a port for the purpose of lovylng taxes
for river and harbor improvements,
and tho levy Is made on the harbor
frontage as well as nil shipping.
ThoBo who attended tho hearing, In
addition to the members of the Sen
ate committee, wero Delegate Kala
nlanaole, Secretary McClellan, E. M.
Watson, Geo. H. Fairchlld and J. T.
(Continued from Pago Seventeen.)
NEW FROCKS ARE FASHIONABLE.
One cannot have too many dainty summer froexs. A prolific assortment
of filmy fabrics In fresh dainty colorings appear In wonderfully attractive to
designs, sufficiently beautiful to pleaso the most fastidious shopper. The rivers
afternoon frock shown Is of white net over a Nile green silk foundation. .
Upper portion of skirt finely tucked Is caught In JiiBt above tho knees by a VWMfliWMMMi VAMTSJWWJ VWpWVVUVWWWWWWV
broad band of Venlse lace and Nile green moire ribbon. A tucked flounce of .g j
the net repeating the lace and ribbon treatment completes tho round v
longth skirt beneath which are seen the smart buttoned boots of white '
Tho klmonn waist Is of net with a bib arrangement of the lace "j
FURTHER DETAILS OF THE GREAT
CLAUS SPRECKEL5' WILL CASE
Following are further details of the
Spreckels' will case, the final deci
sion of which was reported in yester
The opinion ot tho Supreme Court,
handed down yesterday, was written
by Justice SIms and concurred in by
Justices Shaw, Angellottl, Lorlgan and
Molvln. Chief Justice Beatty was tpo
busy with other matters to review the
case and Justice Henshaw has been
out of the city.
In the conclusion of their opinion,
which Is moro than 10,000 words In
length, the Supremo Court Justices de
clare: "It followed that the will created
valid estates In tho trustees and that
the demurrers to the amended petition
should have been overruled. Tho judg
ment appealed from is reversed."
Contest of the will was ir.stuutea
by Clans A. and Rudolph as executors
of the will of Anna C. Sprecke'.s.
Involved in these first four appeals
was a single main question, tho validi
ty aB a wholo of the trust scheme con
tained in the will. The other two ap
peals presented narrower ie.sues turn
ing upon the provision for the widow
and the extent, if any, to which tho
fcetltioners' right to a partial distribu
tion was affected by her death pend
ing the proceeding.
Win on Every Contention.
All of these questions were resolved
yesterday In favor of the appellants,
Clau.s A", and Rudolph Spreckels,
ecutors at the time of tho filling of
tho amended petition consisted of real
property to tho amount of $5,700,000 J
and personal propetry In excess of "C
$3,000,000. The .amended petition ask-
A Grand Selection of
Nearly Everything that is New and Fashionable can be found
in our Trimming Department.
three years ago by John D. and Adolph Jed for' the distribution of real estate Sj
and all classes of
White Dress Fabrics
N. S Sachs' Dry Goods Co.
Fort Street - OoDOsite Fire Station
The San Francisco Chronicle ot
April 1G has an nccount of "a remark
able dinner" given at the Bohemian
Club tho evening before, where Ha
waiian greenery, Hawaiian music, prd
Hawalian carnation leis and sixty Ha
waiian fish in an illuminated pool
wero among tho features. F. A. Pot
ter, superintendent of the Honolulu
Aquarium, furnished the live fish, be
ing tho remainder of about 2G0 ot &io
variegated tribes he took to San Fran
cisco to show what Hawaii could do
in that line at tho exposition in 1915.
A German band in Scotch costume
waB an amusing accessory to the en
tertainment. The guests included Mayor Rolph,
R. P. Rithet, Warren Clark, Paul Isen
berg, Captain Mntsoh, August Hum
berg, W. H. Lnboyteaux, George Hind,
James McNnb, Wallace Alexander,
JamcB Rolph, Sr., Mackenzio Gordon,
John Hind, E. J. Bates, A. A. Brown,
A. Hartman, W. A. Leiber, George M.
Rolph, Donald Y. Campbell, C. K. Mc
intosh, Albert Meyers, Bruce Heath
coato, Frank B. Anderson and Archlo
WHY COLDS ARE DANGEROUS.
Do you know that of all the minor
ailments colds are by far the most
dangeroua? It Is not tho cold Itself
that you need to fear, but tho seri
ous diseases that It often leads to.
Most of these aro known as germ
diseases. Pneumonia and consump
tion aro among them. Why not take
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and
euro your cold while you can? For
solo by all dealors. Benson, Smith
& Co., Agenta for Hawaii.
n. Snreckels on tho ground tnat mo
purposes of the creation of tho trust
for the distribution ot tho estate were
not authorized by the civil code, that
tho trust sought by the testator wp.s
inhibited by the laws of California un
der the doctrine of the Fair case, that
ono of the remainders was Invalid and
that tho limitation violated tho rules
against the suspension of the power of
Trust is Held Valid.
Tho Sunreme Court ruled that tho
trust was valid.
Claus Spreckels died December 26,
1308, leaving a widow, Anna Christina
Spreckels; four sons and a daughter,
His will admitted to probate Jan
uary 9. 1909.
Executors named were Claus A. and
Rudolph Spreckels. Tho will under
took to make dovtoes and bequests to
these two as trustees upon certain
After four months from the Issuance
of letters testamentary, on January 9
tho two trustees petitioned tho court
fnr nartlnl distribution to them of a
large portion of tho real and personal
property. They then filed an amended
petition to the same end
To this amended petition demurrers
were Interposed by John D. and
Adolph B. Spreckels. On these demur
rers was based tho wholo question of
tho validity or invalidity of tho
Spreckels will. Judge Coffey sustain
ed the demurrers and denied the peti
tion for the partial distribution of the
First Victory to Contestants.
Tho flr.st great victory In the fam
ous will case was scored by John D.
and Adolph B. Spreckels.
Mrs. Spreckels. tho widow, died
threo days beforo tho signing of tho
order of tho Superior Court.
From this order six appeals wero
taken by tho lasers, Claus A. and Ru
dolph Spreckels, of which the first
four were: Ono by Rudolph individu
ally, ono by Claus A. and Rudolph as
trustees of tho trusts created for the
benefit of Anna C. Spreckols and ono
valued at $5,358,460.00 and money,
stocks and bond.s at $2,809,880.
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