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KAKEHAKEHA DAT !
Iiino lltli. 1881.
THE FOLLOWING GENTLEMEN
COMPOSE THE COMMITTEE OF
A Ii Ii A NO EM ENTS, VIZ :
f. I HILLIIMS. EGBERT LISIJ7II,
C 1 PT. 1. . TRIPP, J. II. BLACK,
f. E. UILLIITIS - - Chairman & Trea-surer,
J. K. WISKTJl .Secretary.
S IT CL
Oihu Parse. $10
niLK RICE Opei U all;
wrlzbt-.. Entraore l
nil 4ah ; tatrh
Boy'a Parse. $40
Rl Mc RlCE-Opea to all ponies not orer
13 1-2 hands high; 1 mile dash. Each
horse to carry a Eider. Ettrairr l
Honolulu Parse. $125
KtMIM. RICK Half-mile da-.li; apes ! all:
ealeb wrlzhK. Eotrjote li.5U
Stallion Race- Prize Medal
Kr i la J ( U1RM1SS irer for all welshti
i;u lb ! earrj
Citizen's Parse. $150
Plil'il. RUE llile beat: beat i la 3 : U bar
o; free to all: I '.(HU.'wfl'hf. eitraare $15
Lun ililo Purse.
klVIIM HUE Uileda.b: eatth weight: ptu
to all. Entrance I5
Queen's Parse. $150
KlMC RICE Hil dah: far all hrse bred la
tbe kingdom. Catch weight. Entrance IS
Kamehameha Purse. $200
IKiTTIiU RICE Jllle beats; best J la 5; f
barae: free for all; nelsht 150 lbs tt carry:
Kapiolani Park Purse. $100
KIN MM. RICE Mile dau; free to all nnder 3
jearsald: 100 lb weijjbt t be carried: en
Princess Regent Puree. $175
KIAMVG CVCE lorall hordes bred In tbe King
ton ; mile beats be-t i In 3 : catch weights.
King's Parse. $200
UOMM; RICE i mile da-b : free to all:catch
wrlzbt ; eafranre $20
Sporting Purse. $25
DoMvEY u ICE Free to all; each to ride
his neighbor's donkey ; the last one in
the winner; entrance $1
"LnJies Parse. . $150
nil Di ll KlCE -One mile dash; Hawaiian
6red horses only ; 4 Hurdles to jump ;
.HAWAIIAN HORSES ALLOWED TO
ENTER INTO ALL RACES, AND
fOREION HORSES INTO THE
FREE FOR ALL.
There must be three Entries in all
Races and two to Start.
tr- Al.t KTKIE-S will be delivered lb
t f. EL. WILLIAMS, raader M-al r
rfm rm ti !!. Jl-rdy :''". Jmmr
4th l wllllbr- fce mrrmrd Im err.rr mf
Tbe E m Sa,tr' K,fBl
Ja.el.at S3 o'cloeW P. M.
-5r No Worses, except those training for
Rices will t) allowed hereafter on the
Track lid PERMITS will be granted at
the oflce of . r. C E William, to those
entitled to trt 'i their stock.
The Colors o f the Jockeys mast be speci
fied with the tries. In all Races to
Harness, each i ViTer to carry 150 lbs
weight. And in J1 Ranning Races catch
weights, except in the mile dash for all
horses under 3 yea 2d.
Writer, Collector, Copyist
General Business JVent
No. 4 4 Kinj StuKife B-th-l Hi .) JIoolol.
o-e iters Written.
Rents and Bills Collected,
Mouses, Lands&Rooms Rented-
"Uo3 ROT BV THE WlU, MoTH OR Ql'ARTF.K,
at reasonable rate.
(JuA.wmtT Bills made out. delivered and cul-
Cov-vm tTioss, Cr-Laws, Kitosts. Ac, A"-, oi
Com mittee. Survey. Ac, drawn up with
accur. and di.ratcb.
A-NriN?is i Conri-T Work done for Invalid
or other jron requiring such service.
JJT Constant attention to the interest of
r.atruna, and" .rminew secreta preeerfed in-
TERHH BEISOI 1 HE PlT0(ltE SOLICITED.
ii. Also. o and Oatifcln,lBbic the U.hU Cask
, fries win be pad
I r. o Box 9. Hcoa MACnr,
j apt tl Proprietor BjsssbIo Tannery, aUftabk.
Reception at Iolani Palace-
Uer Koyal inliuen the Irincen lU-geiit btlJ a decep
tion on Sturly Ust, the 'jl.-t iutLt. at 11 o'clock a. m.,
for the pnrpone cf formally receiving Mons. Fe-r. ap
pointed ami accredited ax '.'ousul and 'ouimiMoiier for
France near thi Goverciiietit.
Mons. Feer was accompanied by Mum. KaUri, tte
late acting Constil and Corcniisiiioner for France at Hon
olulu. " "
Hn Exce.Ieacy K. A. P, Cart;. for the M:r.ister of
Foreign Affairs, presented t'j Her Eoyal Higbceis Moli
Feer, who addressed Her Eoyal Highness as follows :
MxdaVE ; Called by His Excellency the President of
tne French Republic to perform the functions cf Com
inii'loner of France near the Government of Ills
Hawaiian Majesty, I have the honor to present to yon the
letters which accredit me in thl capacity.
I am Lappy to have t' salute in you, Mda:ue, the ic
compliiihed Princess, whom His Majehty the King Kala
kana has entrusted with the Regen y of Hi-. Kingdom.
In soliciting the g'.od will of Your Koyal Hn,-bui-
for the Bi compllshment of the ii.l-!ioU ahul is confideil
ti me, I can asure yon, Madame, that my con.-tai.t efforts
will be to maintain the ex elltL.t relations which habit
ualiy erit between the two iovernm nt, as well as
towards the eiteusion of their comm r ial relations.
The ej.i.n which La.-t lately put France in possession
of a neighboring arcLij, Ia , aimot, in a-lding t in
iup.rtance in the I'a-ifica but favor those relations
whi b it would be alvLta ou-t on either fide to ie
take a more marked development ; thin change will not
alter, moreover, in aDytiiio,' th relations of traditional
sympathy which Fran- e ha.- a!'4a s mamfe-ted towards
the Hawaiian race.
fsrmit me, .Ma.lamc, m -.ui l.i liu0', lj oner you mv
i-hes for a proeperou.i voyage for His Majety the King,
who will return. I hope, to his Kingdom in good health
and satisfied with the results which his pt-rnoiial experi
ence will haTe permitted him to obtain, results which
he will be able to make profitable for the independence
and prosperity of this Kingdom.
To which Hr koyal Highness replied :
-Mon-iel r I'tF.K : I am hsppy to welcome you among
us in the position as Commissioner of France near this
You rightly say. Sir, that for many years past, relations
of this Government with the Govtrument which you
have the honor to represent have been most excellent,
and all in our service have lked upon the Freu h I'om
fuimioner, as personal friends, and I have not the small
est doubt will continue to regard you in the name light.
I am happy to be Informed that Madame Feer and your
children accompany you. and trust that your resilience
in this Kingdom will be lng and agreeable.
Her Koyal Highness was attended on this occasion by
D-r Eoyal Highnen Princess Likelike, Honorable C. C.
Harris, Chancellor cf tbe Kingdom, His Excellency H.
A. P. Carter. Minister of the Interior, His Excellency J.
S. Walker. Minister of Finance. His Excellency J. O,
I'otniuis, Honorable A. S. Cleghon., Mrs. Wilson, Miss
Sueldou, Colonels W. F. Allen, C. P. Iaukea. J. H. Iioyd,
and Majors C. T. Gulick and A. Kosa.'
Mis Excellency the President of tin Republic of
France, Oar Great and Good Friend, has accredited unto
l's, to reside near Our Court, Monsieur Henri Feer. in
character of Consul and Commissioner, arid We require
all Our subjects, and all Departments of Our Govern
ment, to pay high consideration to his person, his prop
erty and his retainers, anl to give full faith and attach
full credit to all his otliclal acts as such Consul and
Done at Iolani Palace, City of Honolulu,
(I., r. this 21st day of May, A. V., IHSl.
(Signed, LILI t OKALAM, P. R.
By the King :
W. L. GlICEN,
Premier and Minister of Foreign Affairs.
BV VIRTIE OF A WRIT ISSUED Br
the Hon, C. C. Harris, Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court, on the 6th of January. IrsO, commanding me to sell at
Public Auction, all the Real Estate of Charles Kanaina, de
ceased, I shall sell
On Monday, the 6th Day of June, AD 1881
In front of Aliiolani Hale, Honolulu, at 12 o'clock, noon, all
the right, title and interest of the said Charles Kanaina, de
ceased, of, in and to the Ahupuaa of Waipio, Island of Ha
waii, consisting of 265 acres rice land, of which 155 acres are
5.210 acres, streams, fish ponds, grazing laDds, Ac. Ac,
making a total of 5,500 acres, subject to a lease expiring De
cember 31 at, 1 5.11. at i SoO per annum, payable semi-annually
in advance, and tne parties noljing tne lease to pay all taxes.
In addition to the above, there are certain kalo patches.
called - Lot Koele o I'mi," which comprise an area of 5 8-10
acres, which will be sold with the Ahupuaa, bat are not teased.
Also, at the same time an I place, all the riu'ht, title and in-ter-t
el C. Kanaina, deceased, l. in and to the foilowinK Keal
fcstate, situated in Kipahuln. Maui, and consisting of East
Wailamoa, containing an area of 4751 acres.
A hapuaa of Alenui, the lower portion of which contains an
area of ITs-tJ acres. Tic) upper Krtion of AUeuui. contains
ds an-a of about 1.500 acres of heavily timbered land.
Note. The Ahupaa of Waipio contains the finest Rice
Unds in the King lom, and. together with the fishing right,
forms a most desirable investment.
East Wailamoa and the lower part of Alaenui comprise Cane
laoii. sod as there is a Sugar Mill recently erected near the
(round, this also forms a most desirable investment.
TEKMS Cash, and Deeds at expense of purchaser. Charts
may be seen and information lurnuhed at the othce of
W. C. l'AKKE, Commissioner.
Honolulu. May 9th. 1931. myU
IN THE SUPREME COURT OK THE II A
waiiao Kingdom. Kalakaua, by the Grace of Ood, of
the Hawaiian Islands. King:
T WILLIAM C. PAKK.E, Esquire, Marshal of the King
dom, or his Depaty, Greeting:
Yoa are hereby cosnmandea to summon KA3It.ll AiriU
(w), (.irm-rly a resident of Waimea, Kauai, defendant, in case
she shall Ale written answer within twenty days after service
hereof to be and appear before the Supreme Court at the
April Term thereof, to be boldrn at the Court Room of the
Coort House, llonolu'.u. in the Island of Oahu.on MONDAY,
the 4tli day of April next, at ten o'clock, a. m., to show cause
why the claim of Si. Aukai. plaintiff, should not be awarded
him pursuant to the tenor of h.s annexed petition.
And hve yoa then there this writ, with full return of your
Vitn'. Hon. Charles C. Harris. Chief Justice el the
Supreme Coort, at Honolulu, this 9:h day of March, A. D.
(Signed ) A. ROSA, Deputy Clerk.
Have not served tbe firegoicg summons on the within
meoti i I Ksraebaiku (w). she havinz left Waimea nine years
ag, and her whereabouts is now unknown.
(Signed.) W. C. PARKE. Marshal.
Honolulu, Oahu. s.s. I hereby certify that the within and
fiwegomg is a true and failbfal copy of the original summons
iu-d in the l.its-l fr Invorce, 8. Aukai (k) vs. Kamehaiku
mt. and also of tbe Marshal's return thereto; and that by
reason of said Marshal's return, the Court, at tbe April Term 1
thereof. A. D. I'll, did order the case continued to the next '
July Term. A. D. liM, and that In tbe meantime an attested
ropy of a.i I summons be printed as prescribed by the Hla'.ute, I
reqairmt the said respondent to answer at said July Term. j
In witneos whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 3rd I
lay of Ma), A. l. llM. ... i
my" 6t Clerk upr"ne Court.
DMIMSTRATURS NOTICE. THE
nnlersienl bavinir been this day appointed Adminis
trator of the Kattteof C,t. Bartow, late of Honolulu, hereby
notia-s all persons owing said Kutate to make immediate
payment thereto, and all persons havinc claims against said
Estate will present them to the undersigned within six months
from lhi date or they will be forever barred. And all per
aons havintr deposited property of any kind with said C. 8.
Kartnw, will call at once and claim the same.
KICHD. V. BICKERTON.
Adminiitrfor cf the Estate of C. S. Bartow, deceased.
Honolulu. April fc.a. IsSl. apr9 2m
W. 0. AKANA,
Chinese and Hawaiian
Translator and Interpreter,
sO S KING STREET. IIOXOLtLl'.
Trans:ations of either of the above languages made with
accuracy and disptch and on reasonable terms, my21 ly
PICICERIIMC & CO.,
; Infonn the General Public,
Especially Holders of Tickets
! Arrangements .bave at lat been complet-
wd, which enable them to
state that on
Friday Evening, June 10th.
! The above Concert siH take pUre at
S THE NEW MUSIC HALL.
xr Secure your Ticket- early. nd Vxf on the other
Islands sbcbU orJrr at oore.
..MAY 28, 18S1.
NOTES OF THE WEEK.
Communication of J. K. S. will appear
Ijf See supplement for Foreign letter ainl
other interesting matter.
C TLaHks for ice again. If it was not for
Wilder, bow could we keep cool ?
ZST The demolition of the time-honored
Kaumakapili Church was commenced during the
I- A photo of the wreck of the St. Louis
school Luilding by Montana, taken a very short
while after the trash, with an excited crowd
stumling on the debris, i very effective, and
conveys an exact impression of the scene.
The Norwegians per Musca are very nice
folks for labor or settlement in the country.
But they come very high to employers : $129 for
each adult, man or woman, notwithstanding that
the Government pays half the cost of the women.
I Our accomplished neighbor nays : "We
are requested by a correspondent to ask whether
it is certain that the letter in question published
in the Advehtiseis, was wTitten and signed by
the Bishop," (Maigret.) lias he enquired and
satisfied his correspondent ? We have done so
for our own satisfaction.
ItT Pickering fc Co. having at lust obtained
permission for presenting their prize Concert,
there will be an opportunity for some who have
bought tickets to get a piano, or valuable piece
of jewelry ; and as there are oOO prizes in 1,000
chances, every alternate ticket holder will get
Jf' The quarterly social meeting of the
Guild of St. Andrew was held on Thursday
evening, with a fair attendance of memlers.
A pleasant evening was spent, several members
contributing to its enjoyment by songs and read
ings. At the business meeting which preceded,
two new members were elected, and June ICth
was fixed upon as the date of the next meeting.
I V Our neighlor says he will ch ar up all
his 44 ambiguities before he lays down the edi
torial pen."' lie has a good deal before him, and
we hope ho will keep up the editorial afflatus to
finish the job. And he has " torpedoes," he
says, to blow up all the ' rocks " we wanted to
know about. Wonder, if it was one of his tor
pedoes that blew up Father Larkin's school
house. t'V Holiday was kept on Wednesday last by
a number of our British fellow-citizens in cele
bration of Ihe birthday of Her Majesty Queen
Victoria, which occurred on the previous day.
The 21th being " Likelike " day, was not con
venient for a display of loyalty. The usual
"birthday dinner" of the members of the
British Benevolent Society takes place this eve
ning at half-past seven o'clock, at the Hawaiian
Ixr In the case Maguire vs. The Union Fire
and Marine Insurance. Company of New Zealand
which has more than once been commented on
in the columns of the Advertiser, the Court has
upheld the exceptions of defendant's counsel,
Mr. Preston, and granted a new trial. This will
be the third time this curious case has gone
before a jury. The opinion of the Court, as
given by His Honor the Chief Justice, is pub
lished in full in our present issue.
Z3F A telegram dated April 30th reports the
wreck of the U. S. S Company's steamer
Tararua on some reefs off the' south-east coast
of the Southern Island of New Zealand, with
the loss of eighty lives. This steamer belonged
to a Company vhiVi is ambitious of seeing its
flag flying regularly in our harbor; having it in
view to take up the service between Australia
and California, when the present contract with
the Pacific Mail Company expires.
lr Don't eat too many mangoes you may
get mango fever, and be suspected of small-pox.
A loy at Singer's bakery has been put in quar
antine as a case of small-pox. He eat, last
Sunday, his folks say, 200 mangoes. The count
is not a sworn statement, by the way ; but it is
positively asserted that he cat enough to give
him small-pox, apoplexy, or something else.
Mangoes do break out on some folks like a rash.
It is rash anyhow especially for the fair sex to
go in too much for a mango.
T"5r A subscriber furnishes " Another plea
for the Mynahs," in the form of the following
anecdote: " As one of our prominent citizens
was taking his morning walk a few days since,
when near the Custom House, he saw a fierce
battle going on between a number of mynahs
and a veteran rat. The battle raged for some
minutes, at the end of which the mynahs con
quered, by putting out the rat's eyes. The eye
witness of this curious conflict thought it was
time to interfere and put the rat out of its mis
ery with a stone." Moral: If mynahs will kill
rats we can hardly afford to part with them,
even if they do some mischief in other
!!ir All music lovers who delight in the per
formances of our admirable Hawaiian Band,
will be glad to learn that Prof. Berger received
per Eureka an entirely new set of musical in
struments. They consist of 17 brass pieces, 10
reed pieces, and two drums and cymbals; are
thp make of the celebrated musical-instrument
maker, C. W. Moritz, of Berlin, and cost
$1, 700. The first use of these instruments in a
public performance will be on the occasion of
an extra concert at the Hawaiian Hotel, on Mon
day evening, the 30th inst. There will be no
music at Emma Square to-day on account of
the Band being engaged for the Pinafore Mati
nee, at theMusic Hall, this afternoon, and at
the St. George's dinner, at the Hawaiian Hotel,
in the evening.
VV Mr. Harnden has intimated to the offi
cers of Mechanic Engine Company No. 2, that
the amateur Pinafore Company, of which he is
the Director, intend to give a benefit perform
ance of " II. M. S. Pinafore," on the evening of
Saturday, June 4th, on behalf of the funds of
the Engine Company. The latter Company
suffered a severe loss last week, nearly all their
furniture and other property having been trans
ferred to the Hall of St. Louis College, (where
they purposed to spend a " social " evening),
before the accident at the College happened.
Everything that was in the Hall, was destroyed.
It is to be hoped that the public will respond
liberally to this call to aid a favorite body of
Firemen, and that property owners and insur
ance companies will not be slack in swelling the
purse which it is the desire of the Pinafore
Company to make up for them. " Our aim, the
public good ! is the motto of Engine Company
No, 2, and all who are so unfortunate as to need
their services, will ever find them ready when
duty calls. It may be well to add that the Fire
Department of Honolulu is not a paid depart
ment, like those of larger cities, but firemen
here are volunteers, who risk their lives to save
the property of individuals as well as of the
Mr. Baltus Frear, father of Eev. Mr.
Frear of this city, died at his residence in Ithaca,
X. Y., on the 27th of April, of apoplexy. The
deceased gentleman was 87 years of age at the
time of his death.
J3r A Chinaman pounding poi at Peka's just by
Smith's bridge on Wednesday evening about 5
p. m.. was hit on the shoulder by a spent pistol
ball. The police should enforce the law, " to
prevent the carrying of deadly weapons."
Foot Racing. A challenge to run a 200-yd
foot race appears in our columns to-day. It is
addressed to McKeague and McGowan, who
have made themselves a name by their running
here. Julius C. Strow 'says he is ready for a
race with either or both of them whenever or
wherever they like to run, and will back himself in
r-jf Captain Nordberg of the Eureka reports
that David Powers, aged about 48. A resident of
Nevada, CaUfornia, died on board his vsssel at
5.30 a. M., on the 24th inst., from hemorrhage
of the lungs. The deceased was a passenger
from San Francisco to this port, and as he had
no known acquaintances here, the expenses at
tending the proper interment of the body were
met by Captain Nordberg.
In this issue of the Advertiser will be
found the schedule of purses inserted in the
programme for the June races and also the races
regulated in their proper order to come off.
Some slight changes and revisions have been
also made in certain races. All running races
will be catch weights except the two year old
mile dash, and in all races to harness each driver
must carry 150 lbs weight. Jockeys will wear
colors adapted to their entries. The entries will
positively be closed on Saturday evening June
4th at C o'clook p. M.
On Tuesday last Kainiua was sentenced by
Mr. Justice Bickerton to pay a fine of $50 with
$3.50 costs, for practising medicine without a
license. In view of the mischief which native
doctors have done during the small-pox epidemic
it is to be regretted that only this solitary con
viction has been secured. Evidence in such
cases is not easy to get at, but it is to be hoped
that othT offenders will yet be brought to
justice. Whether a fine of $50 will serve as a
deterrent from the future practice of a lucrative
profession may be a moot question.
Those who attended Professor Swift's
lecture on " Macaulay's Genius and Writings,''
on Thursday evening, enjoyed a treat unequalled
in its class by anything that has before been
heard in Honolulu. During the course of his
essay, Professor Swift, delivered two recitatious,
one from the Essay on Warren Hastings, aiullhe
other the closing paragraphs of the Essay on
Greek Literature. These were given in an admira
ble manner, and excited unbounded applause.
Professor Swift enjoys in common with
Macaulay the natural gift of a splendid memory
which he appears to have assiduously trained.
There was a crowded house at the Lyceum on
Thursday, but should this geutlemau be induced
to deliver other essays here, a much larger
building will be readily filled with those anxious
to hear him.
It will no doubt interest our Chinese
readers to learn that news (not official) has been
received of the death of one of the Empresses
ltegent of China. This will, of course, cause
the whole of the Empire to go into official
mourning. As it occurred about the time that
King Kalakaua was in the country, it had prob
ably some effect in shortening his stay, and
likewise interfering with his visit to the capital.
There is more ceremony shown in the act of
"mourning" in China than in any other coun
try in the world. No silk garments can be worn
during the period of mourning. The deceased
Empress was one of the widows of the late
Einperor Hienfung, who died in 1861. From
that time up to her death she shared the reins of
Government with one of her sister Dowagers ;
meanwhile there have been two juvenile Em
perors, Tung Che and Kwangsu, the latter be
ing on the throne at present, but still a minor.
In consequence of the verdict arrived at by the
Coroner's jmy at the inquest on the body of
David Paahao, Mr. C. J. Wall and the Eev. W.
J. Larkin, were arrested on Tuesday afternoon
on a charge of manslaughter. They were brought
to the station house where they were immediately
liberated by Mr. Dayton, on their giving their
word of honor to present themselves at the
Police Court on Thursday at 9 a.m. This liberty
on parole was accorded to them in consequence
of an order issued by His Excellency the Attorney
General ad. interim. On Thursday at the
appointed time they presented themselves at the
Police Court, Father Larkin being accompanied
by his counsel, Messrs. John; Eussell and S. B.
Dole. The Government not being ready with
any case against them, Mr.Preston.who appeared
for the Attorney General, asked for an adjourn
ment to Monday morning, which was consented
to by the defendants and granted by the Magis
trate, "The defendants were therefore again
liberated on parole.
Kamehameha Dat. The v improvements at
Kapiolani Park are fast approaching completion,
and no pains or expense has been spared by the
Committee to make this year's celebration supe
rior to any Eacing festivities heretofore enjoyed
in this Kingdom. Suitable accemmodations for
ladies and children will be erected, and the
Grand Stand will be fonnd much more comfort
able, through the additional renovations and
the exclusion of pool selling, betting and other
annoyance, from that locality. The stalls for
horses, booths, etc., are to be placed at a dis
tance, which will prevent inconvenience to those
on the Grand Stand. The Cnmmittee have also
added an entrance way from the Park to the
field, where those desirous can drive their horses
and carriages on payment of a small charge,
and the tie-posts in the field will be so situated
that no carriage can interfere with the view, by
those in the Grand Stand, of the entire track.
Badges will be issued on the occasion to all who
desire, giving the purchaser free access to all
parts of the course and Grand Stand, as is done
on all European and American courses. These
badges can be obtained at an additional figure to
the regular Grand Stand fee.
The Committee are now selecting suitable
prizes to be awarded. The stock to enter in
this year's races are the finest bred ever pro
duced in this Kingdom ; and now that the Com
mittee are calling on our citizens for subscrip
tions, we hope that the general feeling will be to
give liberally, and thus assist the Committee in
making . Kamehameha Day of this year the most
enjoyable ever witnessed.
" If the advice of practical men, medical und
other, had been obtainable, and if they themselves
had been entrusted on their own responsibility of
seeing their own recommendations thoroughly
carried out, the late epidemic might have been
restrained within narrower limits."
What does this mean ? Has not the pres
ent Health administration had the advan
tage of an abundance of medical advice, at
high price and of the "other" kind gratis?
And has it not had the aid of a Special
Committee of the. Privy Council ; and no
body to hinder, in the spending of money,
or doing what they please ? What else was
needed to " restrain the epidemic within
narrower limits ? " Why, a singleness and
devotedness of administrative manage
ment. Some sore head doctor must have
written the above quotation.
ACCIDENT AT ST. LOUIS
An inquest was held on Saturday evening last
on the body of David Paahao, who was killed
by the fall of the school-room of St. Louis Col
lege, on the previous day. The enquiry was held
at the office of Marshal Parke, who presided as
Coroner. Mr. E. Preston was present to repre
sent the Attorney-General, and Mr. 11. L. Shel-d.-n
acted as clerk to the court and translator.
The jury empanelled, consisted of Messrs. W.
W. Hall, W. Johnson, W. L. Austin. Samuel
Mahoe, A. Kahalione, and S. D. Burrows. The
proceedings being formally opened, the Coroner
and the jury adjourned to the house of Henry
Long in Punchbowl Street, in order to view the
body of deceased. On their return, the first wit
ness examined was
Henry Long. He stated that he went to the
building about 1.25 p.m. on Friday to assist in
decorating it for the entertainment which was to
take place that evening. He was in the room
near the centre door talking to Charles Clarke,
when he heard a loud noise and turning round
saw the plaster falling. He and Clarke ran out
of the building, and Sarah Dawson and Keumi
also got out, but they would have been killed if
a tree had not stopped the wall. He immediate
lv called out for his wife and the other trirl who
had been in the room. Heard their cries and
went to assist them, they were jammed right in
the centre of the house, by the overhanging
roof. IT' was first there, raised the timber as
much as he could until help came. Charles
Clarke, Father Larkin, and another foreigner
came and helped. Enquired of all the folks
about and found that only Paahao was missing.
A corporal arrived from the barracks, also a
number of nun. and with their assistance,
started in breaking up the roof to see if he
could find Paahao. Father Larkin stopped them,
lian to the police office to see the Marshal.
Meanwhile, others had been searching and found
the body. Was present when the boy was taken
out. Saw him. Know him to be David Paa
hao. Helped to cany the body to lather Lark
in's. Went home, got clean things, returned
and waited for colMn, and then took him to his
house, liemembered seeing Dr. Emerson there
and he examined the body. In answer to ques
tions he said : The iron-rods were s in.
diameter, and ran across building, clanqung on
the plates and having a buckle in the middle to
screw them up. Last Thursday a rod was taken
to their shop to weld and he saw the staging on
Thursday-night that had been used for buckling
it np again. In answer to Father Larkin. There
was u screen -of flags across the room which
could not be seen through. The body was found
on the other side of partition in the mauka-Wii-kiki
corner of the building.
Mrs. Henry Long, examined. Was present
at the building with her husband to help deco
rate the room. Whilst sitting, heard a crack and
started to run. The bar fell and caught her
clothes, she had to stoop and got hurt on face
and back of neck, holding the materials up. Does
not know what transpired after. Called out as
well as she could and heard steps on the roof
above her, and her husband and others pulled
her out. Went over to the tap and turned it on her
head. She then missed the boy that is dead.
Quite a number ladies came about, and Father
Larkin came, and told her husband to stop
breaking the roof of the building. Heard Father
Larkin say he knew the boy had got out. I asked
him if he knew his face afterwards a number
of people began breaking up the roof and they
found the body.
Dr. N. B. Emerson, physician and surgeon,
examined. Was at the scene of the accident
and saw deceased; asked his name of a person,
who said he was his brother. The body was
moved to the hall of the stone-house. Ex
amined it there. It was not breathing and the
face was swollen and dark. The injury which
he esteemed sufficcnt to cause death, was the
crushing in of the chest, the sternum being
separated from the cartilages, an injury which
would cause speedy almost instantaneous
death. Felt the pulse and listened for the
heart-beat, and concluded he had been dead for
some minutes. Saw him taken from the ruins
he was at mauka end, a little on Waikiki
side. (In answer to an enquiry by a juror, as to
a wound on the top of the head :) He said that
when he found the body dead, did not particu
larly examine further.
Sarah Dawson, examined. Was at the build
ing, helping to decorate tin hall with Mrs. Hy.
Long, Charles Clarke, Moses, and the boy that is
dead. Heard a report thought it was from
Punchbowl. Looked up and saw the plaster
fall, but not much. Did not think of running
till she saw Charlie and Long run; followed the m.
The plaster was so brittle, it fell all to pieces ns
it fell on her and so she got clear and had just
scrambled away from the building when it all
fell in. Saw Henry, Charlie Clarke, and a boy
running away. Saw Mrs. Henry Long when she
was got out and ran up to help her. No one
else was in building but them, but Father Larkin
was in the verandah.
By Father Larkin. It was quite a while, I
think 15 minutes, after you spoke to me and
another girl about our decorations that I heard
the report. I do not know whether the boy
Moses was there then or not.
Charles Clarke, examined. Got there about
1.25 p.m. He and Mr. Long went behind the
curtain planning a dressing-room. They came
out again and were standing near a door when
the accident occurred. They were talking about
how to decorate the hall, when he heard the
noise. He did not fancy it was anything to do
with the building till he saw something falling.
He then ran to the Ewa side of the building and
tried to get over the fence. Then he extricated
his horse. Did not know that David was in the
building. Helped to get the women out. Went
away then to see foreman Lucas of liis Company
The body was got out before he returned. First
Assistant Nott shortly after ordered him to ring
the fire bell and bring up the hook and ladder
Keumi, (a boy, ; examined. Was outside the
building and heard the crack of the iron bre ak
ing. The air was quickly full of falling plaster
and he ran. Saw Mrs. Long' and Kainuuwala
taken out but not the boy who is dead.
Kainuuwala, (w.) They three women, Chas.
Clarke and Henry Long were all who were in the
house. Heard the crash and tried to get away.
Was caught under falling timbers ; called to Hy.
Long. He came and got them out. Saw him be
fore the house fell when she was with Sarah.
Saw Father Larkin lifting up boards in company j
with Hy. Long. Did not see deceased taken i
out. In answer to Father Larkin said 011I3' Miss
Dawson, herself, and deceased were in the room j
when Father Larkin spoke to them congratulat- !
ing them about the decorations. !
The Marshal then, 11.40 a. m., adjourned the J
proceedings to Monday at 1 p. m. '
When the inquest was resumed on Monday, ;
Marshal Parke addressing the jury said that J
their enquiry on Saturday had shown how
David Paahao had come by his death, that it
was caused by the fall of the building, and they j
had now to ascertain whether it was by careles- !
ness or through the negligence of any one, or by j
any other cause the building fell. In the first place j
they would proceed to examine the remains of !
the building for themselves. The Marshal and ,
other jurors then adjourned to the College. On !
their return the following testimony was taken.
James Hayselden examined. Is a builder. '
Was on the premises, St. Louis College about
three weeks ago. Was passing and went in to .
see if the opinion he had given long before that '
the roof would spread had proved correct. He
found that the plate bulged at least 4 or 5 inches.
In other words the pressure of the roof had ;
pushed the plate out by that much. Had been
looking at the grotto in the front garden when a
gentleman came and asked if he would like to
see the premises. Drew his attention to the
bulge, he was some time before he could see it. ,
Ee-stated to him what he had said before, viz :
that the building was not safe. Was asked to
go inside but declined. In answer to a question
witness said: The iron ties would have strength- ;
ened the building if there had been a sufficient
number of them. Had examined how they were
fixed, they were clamped loose over the plate,
passing over the plate and being bent round it
and doubled under, and although there was an
eye for a bolt no bolt had been put in. Did not
think the rods greatly strengthened the building; 1
thought it gave way between the rods. Thought j
there shoxild have been at least one rod for each
principal. Saw by the plan there were 14 princi- j
pals about 8 ft. apart, which is a short distance
for them to be apart. The tie in the principals
was only 1 by 8 ins. not enough. Noticed that
the joints came within six inches of each other. ;
Mentioned this as evidence of weak construction. I
The ceiling joists were nailed in with several j
nails. A great weight was hanging on to an
inch be rd (witness here entered into s :; I
details ns to the construction of the roof.) The
time allowed for construction was short. It
would have to be rushed through by whoever
cot the contract. In answer to Mr. Wall, witness
said he bid for the construction at $700. II
considered the tie beam was to be 1 by 8 ins.
when he made the bid. It was at that time that
he stated ii? Mr. Wall's office that the roof was
Geo. Lucas examined. Is a master builder
and carpenter. Inspected the remains f th
buildiii'' the dav it fell down. Was one of th
tenderers for the work. In his opinion the
cause of the fall was the expansion of the build
ing. Could not say if all the materials named
in the specifications were put in. In his opinion
the roof was of too li-rht construction. At
witness's reouest Mr. Wall stated that he was not
always present, and could not say whether all the
timber specified was put into tne root. lue tie
was to be of 4 pieces. 1 bv 8 ins -in the middle.
and of 3 pieces at each end.
Marshal Parke : " There is only one 1 by 8 at
Witness continued : The titf rods, if sufficient
in number, would have kept the building from
spreading out. The plates were 2 by l ins
Had there been a rod to each of the rafters
clamped 011 to the heels of them and sufficient
timber in the roof, the building would net hav
spread. The walls Were strong enoush to bear
the weight. The iron ties were light and had
only one thread instead of two as is usual, and
tliev wve nut l'omiil the plates. The- 1 bv
loards should have been bolted together instead
L. av, examined. Is a bulkier. Mail seen
remains of building. Concurred with previous
witness as to the cause of the accident. At tli
places at which the iron ties wire put in h
thonirlit the plates wouui nave none 11 tne lies
had not. The weight of plaster added to tin
weakness of the roof. Thought the specification;
contemplated plastering, otherwise the building
would look unfinished.
f!eo. Harris, examined. Is a blacksmith.
.Made tne rods tor tne College. 1 lie order was
given by Mr. Chisholm. Supplied four rods,
each in two pieces, with a turn buckle. lie
placed one on Thursday morning. Made eight
bolts for the ties but they were never put in.
Had the bolt been in this (producing the broken
end of the tie) it would never have opened, it
would have pulled the plate out or held the
building together. Iron that size would, before
bending, bear a strain of 7000 lbs. The bending
would reduce the strength about one-seventh.
The rods were tightened up straight, and had
to bear their own weight instead of being
supported by hangers. Was astonished they
could get tlu-m so straight with such a span.
They must have put a strain of 3 or 4 tons on
them. Did not know who put them up.
liobt. Sterling, Superintendent of Public
Works, examined. Had seen the remains of the
building that day. Had not seen the place
before. Attributed the accident to weakness of
the roof caused by want of ties. The method of
its construction was inherently weak. The
collar tie which was 40 ft. long was pieced. The
principals were also pieced. They would have
been very much stronger if bolted together
instead of nailed. In green timber if nails only
ore trusted to, the timber shrinks and when a
strain comes 01; there is a want of rigidity.
The iron ties were very much stronger than the
plate itself. The way in which the plates were
nailed to the studding was defective. In some
places only one nail, in some three, and where
the plates butted together there were half a
dozen nails, which only tended to split them and
gave no strength. In reply to Mr. Wall witness
said he did not think that the timber named in
the specifications, viz : rafters 4 thicknesses 1
by 8, and the other parts 3 thicknesses 1 by H,
would have made a strong roof if simply nailed
together instead of being bolted.
John Chisholm, examined. Is a carpenter
and worked on the job at St. Louis College for
his cousin the contractor. Thought the building
w;ts carried out to plan and specification without
material alteration. Did not recollect the time
allowed for completion. The work was pushed
on, and they worked till six o'clock on two
evenings. Did not think the principal
rafters were strong enough. Thought the iron
rods were 2ut in by the architect's orders. The
rods were put in after the place was finished
alter it was plastered. The contractor and
another man put them in. Helped to raise one
or two of them, and then, being sick, went away.
A mistake was made while the rafters were
being put up. They were found not to be
plumb. Thought the principals wire put to
gether on the wall-platis ; a stage was put up.
E. Treadway examined. Is clerk with Mr.
Burrows. Was at St. Louis College Hi or 15
minutes after accident. Helped to break up the
ruins in order to find the missing boy. Some
people at mauka end of building called out that
the boy was there. Helped to get him out.
John Bowler examined. Is a plasterer. Did
not plaster this building. The men who did it
volunteered and hi- paid a man to do two la s
work on his behalf. Was a concert given before
the building was completed. The props which
then supported the building were not put up for
the occasion, they were what had been used in
the ordinary way during the construction of the
building. Made a remark then that he did not
think the ceiling was strong enough for that
span and that the walls would go out. Said this
to his partner Duff and to O'ltiley. Did not ad
dress Father Larkin on the subject but he was
standing near at the time.
Thomas E. Wall examined. Is a carpenter
and worked for Chisholm on the building. Did
not think the work was done quits to the plan.
The diagonal bracing of the walls was not put
in except at the corners. Did not know why
unless because they were in a hurry to finish the
building. Thought seme of the bracing was left
out of the roof also. The re was only one thick
ness in the lower brace where there ought to
have been two or three. Took orders from both
John Chisholm recalled. Was only foreman
with his cousin not a partner.
Charles J. Wall examined. Is an architect.
Was called upon to make drawings and specifica
tions for the College building by Father Larkin.
Tenders were called for and Mr. Chisholm got
the contract. Superintended the erection of the
building. The work was not all done to the
plan; some of it was done in first rate style; the
foundation and the studding were well done.
There was some slighting in the roof. The roof
was not executed according to plan. The prin
cipals were formed on the ground. They were;
made up entirely of 1 by 8 stuff. Only a portion
of each was put up on the ground. The work
as done is altogether different to the plan. The
amount of material called for is not supplied.
This occasioned weakness in the roof. Did not
exactly pass the work. The building had to
be occupied before finished. There was no
cause for any alarm up to that time because of
the temporary braces used in construction. Two
or three days previous to the accident, Father
Larkin sent for him. and told him one of the
tension rods had broken and that he had got it
repaired; also that there was going to be a meet
ing in the hall, and that he wished him to ex
amine the building and see if it was perfectly
safe to have dancing in it. He asked if Mr.
John Chisholm were in town. Said he thought
he was, and said he would go for him, as having
been working on the building, he would under
stand matters better than a stranger. Brought
him up there on Friday morning at 7 o'clock.
They concluded to put braces on each side of the
building, down to the ground. Advised that
this should be done, because he saw that the
building was unsafe. Was there about three quar
ters of an hour. Told Father Larkin to get the
lumber, ami he would come and see that it was
placed in position. Fixed a time to go, and
went, but the lumber had not arrived. Think
this was about 11a. m. Went again at 1 o'clock
The braces were not fixed up to that time.
Father Larkin said he would have the braces
put up that afternoon. The iron-rods were not
in his specification. Did not think there was
any need of them according to style of roof.
The rods were put up to strengthen the building,
by his advice, to make the building safe. Did
not give any recommendation as to how they
should be fastened. In the specifications, the
rafters were to be nailed. Did not consider bolts
were necessary. Designed the work of lathing
and plastering. Had specified that there should
be three thicknesses to nail to in the ceiling.
The rods were put in to rectify the weakness
in the roof-timbers. On Friday morning it was
the fact that the tie-rod had broken, that made
him think the place unsafe. A portion of the
ceiling was bulged down, but only in one spot,
as if something had fallen on it. Asked Father
Larkin to have the plaster tested after the braces
were up, and before occupjing the building.
Advised rods to be put in because his attention
was drawn to the sag in the roof. This was
formed during erection of building when they
were making the change caused by some mis
take in patting up the principals. Witness was
asked by Mr. Hall :" When asked about the
ties did not you suspect that your plans had not
been carried out," and replied: " I suspected
there had been some defect in the milin
ugh. .'. i reds tb ;.y remedy X -ti.e
wouVl never have given way had the boards that
have been left out of the principals been put
in." By Mr. Preston: "What did you Hay to
Chisholm when you spoke to him about the
rods." " I told him I did not think it would be
safe to remove the temporary braces till the rod
were put in." " Did you find fault with him
then about the rafters?" ' Yes, I spoke to
him." By a juror : " Did you receive fair com
pensation for the specifications ' " " Yes; what
I asked." " Did not that bind you to give pro
per superintendence to the work?" "Yes."
Father Larkin being asked of he desired to offer
any statement, said: "On Saturday I put certain
questions to witnesses and I now desire to ex
plain my reason for doing so. On Friday I
ordered the boys not to enter the building in
order not to interfere with the preparations for
the entertainment which was to be given there
iu the evening. I went myself into the room for
the first time about hnlf-past-one. There were
then only those two gills in the room so far as
the screen. A screen, quite opaque, crossed the
room about the second door. The large door
and two small ones at the back were boarded up
so that all the back of the place was dark. When
I went in the first time at 1 :i0 to seethe progress
made by those decorating there was only two
young women this side of the screen and a
Hawaiian boy sitting by. After t peaking to the
youn: women. 1 walked towards the verandah
in this side I returned immediately into the
centre of the hall and just as I had returned I
heard an immense sound. I lemked all round to
the ends and to the sales and for a second tirtwo
1 saw nothing. I was thunderstruck and at the
same in. 'ii. eiit 1 saw a caving in of the gable at
the extreme end and looking to the outer side next
t Governor J )oiniuis's 1 saw it coming in also.
1 roared out to the girls who were sitting among
the ferns and the more' I called the more
frightened they get and ran in a circle all round.
The end gable alnl side towards Gov. Doininis's
fell iii and pushed out the other side towards the
Church of England premises ami the roof came
down with tlniii. I was then alxiut 15 feet
within the building having backed out whilst
looking at the building. Seeing it all coming
down together I rushed eut and the building
just grazed the sole- of my foot as I le-ft the ver
andah. I then rushed bad; over the wreck to
where I saw the women last. 1 found one
immediately under the broken roof. I lifted the
superimposed roof with all my might and was
then assisted by one man and then by another. 1
looke'd for the other woman and saw that
she was being got out safely by some men.
At the time I heard the first noise the only boy
that was on this side the screen ran out. A fe-w
minutes after crowds of people came-em the place
and on the roof. One young nniu appeared to
elircct 20 or 3(1 others in splitting up the shingles
and beams. 1 told him it was no use flying
there if they tried at all it should be at the other
end beyond the' scret n. I then went over with
the men to the other end, and 1 met Mr. Dayton
and he said he had been told there was 11 young
man missing and if so he must be there at other
end of building, and they had better break the
building up. At this time Mr. Clarke came and
howed the place where the bodv was, which
place on examination I have since found to be
l-i feet beyond the opaque partition. I must
apologize- for occupying so much time with this
matte r, but nee-d not say how much pained I was
to be accused bv a voting, man in the presence
f that crowd of valuing the building more thiin
a human life. 1 was positive' from what I had
seen that no other person than those who escaped
hail been in the building on this side of the
screen. I was therefore determined the-y should
go elsewhere to look tor the missing boy instead
of uselessly taking up time in breaking up the
roof where there could be 110 one under. 1 had
sent for Mr. Wall and asked him if the amuse
ments intended for Friday night would Injure
the building, and what we should do, and lie
advised me to put up the braces. I went straight
away and bought them and they were digging
the holes and pre Paring the wedge H to put them
up. The man had just gone to fetch his ham
mer when the thing occurred. I should mention
that when the til'st tie broke I got It level to fee
if the absence of that support caused the wall to
give way, but it was perfectly plumb. I do not
collect Mr. Wall recommending me to try the
plaster where it was sagged."
By a juror : "Did you ever take the superin
tendence of the work out eif Mr. Wall's hands V"
Ne ver, I paid him for his superintendence the
imoniit which he asked. It was SrlM; he watt
satisfied with that amount."
In reply to otln-r queries Father Larkin said.
When we agreed to give the work to these nu n.'
Mr. Wall gave lue the highest character of tlielil.
I never suspected that the building was unsafe.
There was a sag in the roof when suggi sted to
Mr. Wall that tie rods should be put in hut there
was nothing wrong afterwards. 1 have often
xainined the building from points (described )
when- it can be properly seen, especially the
hie of the roof, because some people told me
t vva-i unsafe, whilst others assured me it was
pule sale. 1 he liand has been practising there
very morning for the last three months, and we
nive be n using the place daily as a school.
This closed the evidi lice and, tin-room being
h aled, the Cormier and the jury proceeded to
lelibeiate on their verdict which was rendered
about 0 p. m . , to the billowing effect (omitting
lie usual prcaliitilc. 1 1 lie suld David I'aahuo
lid come to his de: th on Friday the 20th dav of
May instant, by the falling iu of the school.
niilding upon the premises of Eev, W.J. Larkin.
We consider that the falling of the building was
the result of carelcsncss in the construction of
"We do also consider that Mr. C. J. Wall, the
architect of the building, is responsible for the
proper construction ,,f il parts of the building,
being the superintendent of the work as well an
the drawer of the plans.
"And we consider the Key. W.J. Larkin is also
responsible in that he allowed the building to b
used after being warn, d that it was unsafe before
having it properly secured.
Therefore, we the said jurors do find that th
C. J. Wall, Ksq., and Ih-v. W. J. Larkin ar
responsible for the .hath of the said Davi 1
Paahao ihl-'Ugli their negligence'."
The LiiiitAity and Kkaui.nu Koom This valut
ble institution in to receive some much n-ede !
asMBtunce from the Amateur Pinafore Company,
who have pcnerouslj prornit-ed to give a benef t
performntioe on Tuesday next, in aid of its fund .
The Honolulu Library and Beading Room Associr
tion being a well managed institution, bun almij
paid its way, and continued to add from time t
time, numbers of valu ible works to the original eti
lection, for which it was indebted to a number f
our public-spirited citizens. Nevertheless, if tit
library is to be made anything' like what it ought 1 ,
be.it is necessary that the Committee nl.ould t 1
able to spend a much larger sum annually on book
than they have hitherto been able to do. If their
present expenditure on rent could be made available
for this purpose, a rapid change in the condition of
the book-sheivts would take place. This object the
Committee hope to accomplish by tho erection of a
suitable building on the site grants 1 to the Institu
tion by the Government, at the corner of Alakea
and Hotel Streets, and the entertainment on Tuesday
evening will be in aid of the Building Fund. A
good opportunity is thus afTbrdod to the resident of
Honolulu to benefit and amuse themselves at the
same time, by liberally responding to tho invitation
of the Amateur Pinafore Company, and giving the
Library the benefit of a bumper bouse. The charge
for admission to the parquette and dresa-oirole is to
be SI, with an additional quarter for the privilege
of securing reserved seats. To the upper part of
the bouse the admission will be at the usual charge.
Tothf Klltor of tf.it runfio fJoinmrclal Advertiser:
It is rumored that Queen Street, which waH
thoroughly re-formed and macadamize-d th
othe r day, is to be alte red by widening it oppo
site the auction room of Mr. E. I Adamn and re
duciug its width opposite- Messrs. Irwin & Co'h.
store. I desire to protest against the later part
of this programme which'will put the street
completely out ui line with its own continuation
eastward and create a much more awkward twist
in the traffic Aun that which it in proponed to
No doubt this scheme originated in tho fertile
brain of the representative of the firm of Brewer
Co., in the Cabinet Council. One of the earli
est acts of his administration was to have a
shade erected on Brewer & Co'u. wharf, at the
public expense. He also bud that part of Queen
Street which leads from the main line of truffle
to Brewer & Co'a. store put in the best possible
oreler before any other street was touched or
trifling and absolutely neoessary repairn else
where were attended to. Now he wants to do
awav with that awkward f-rook which hideH
'.Bre'1"' f a 2 'vot'i the ""as'er by in