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HONOLULU, HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1881.
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NOTES OF THE WEEK.
riT We have received a letter from Mr. E.
Jones on the subject cf the robbery from Lin
safe. It summarizes the circumstances 'which
pointed suspicion to Allardyce and his con
federates. We are glad to find that Mr. Jones
emphatically denies having given any money
to Allardyce. No doubt the 6tory of his having
received money to quieten an action for mali
ciocs prosecution was circulated here by Allar
dyce and his accomplices in order that it might
afterwards be used in the manner it was in San
ft?" Kahalewai was charged before Judge
Bickerton on Wednesday with "malicious injury"
by killing a dog, the property of L. B. Kerr.
The evidence for the prosecution showed that
defendant ran his bayonet through the dog,
which was astray in the grounds of the Palace ;
also that the dog was a valuable one and well
trained. For the defence, Kapela and Major
Ltleo were called. The former deposed that his
orders were that if any dogs, pigs, turkeys, etc.,
came into the Falace yard, they were to shoot or
kill them. Defendant had acted under his
orders. He stated that he was by when
the dog was killed, adding, " if the dogs
come in it is death, we don't open the gate
to let them out." Major Leleo testified that
when he was lieutenant, the King gave orders
that if dogs came in the Palace yard they were
to be turned out, and denied that he bad given
orders to have dogs killed. Defendant was
found guilty in the 3rd degree and sentenced to
one nionth'B imprisonment at hard labor.
rp On Thursday, Frank Davis was brought
before the Police Justice (on remand), charged
with shooting at A. Fernandez. Mr. Fernan
dez stated, in evidence, that between 8 and 9
o'clock on the Cth inst., he heard a noise in his
yard and on going out to see what occasioned it,
he found defendant lying in the middle of the
place. He woke defendant up but he only
grunted, so he left him alone. He found a bridle
on the ground and took it to the stable from
which he missed a saddle. This after a search
he found in the bushes with a manure fork. He
pat these things in the stable and locked the
door and then returned to his house, lock
ing the door of the house also. Soon after,
defendant came knocking at the door and using
bad language. Defendant's younger brother let
him in. lie came in swearing, smashed his
watch on the floor and fired his pistol, saying he
was going to shoot everyone in the house and
then shoot himself. They all ran out of the
bouse and out of the back gate and went to
Holoa's place. Defendant followed and said
' I don't want to shoot you, I want to shoot
myself." They tried to get the pistol from him
without success and he returned to the house.
He then sent for assistance, and two policemen
having arrived, be and they and another man
went to the house. They saw defendant sitting
inside, pointing the pistol towards the door.
He (Fernandez) 6tooped down and jumped
in at the door when defendant fired at him. At
that moment the lamp went out and he
closed with him but did not suceed in getting
the pistol from him. The two policemen re
turned to town and fetched Mr. Dayton and
more help. From the evidence of Mr. Dayton
and the constable Ilichard Burns, who arrested
Davis, it appeared that he threatened to shoot
Cams and endeavored to do so, but was over
powered and taken into custody. Mr. J. M.
Davidson, appeared for Davis, and declined to
put in any evidence for the defense. Defendant
was committed for trial.
McChesney, and said he had not had it in his
hand during the day at all. Before the examin
ation closed. His Honor examined the wonnd and
compared the hammer with it, and found that it
fitted almost exactly. Defendant was committed
for trial at the January term.
taf On Saturday last, A. D. Githens was
brought np on remand before Judge Bickerton
oa the charge of assulting his partner M. W. Mc
Chesney " with a weapon obviously and immi
nently dangerous to life, to wit a hammer." Mr.
McChesney had sufficiently recovered from the
effects of the blow he received to appear and
give evidence in the case. He stated that on
25tb November, he was at his place of business
for the first time after an absence of five days,
canned by sickness, and that after making some
inquiries as to the state of the firm's bank ac
count, he informal (iithens that he had left or
ders with Bishop Jfc Co., to honor no cheques un
less signed by himself. Shortly af Urwaxds white
he was writing at his desk, Githens came behind
him and he received " a tremendous blow on the
right side of his bead." He sprang up, calling
out, and saw defendant behind him, leaning
back against the shelves, his right arm hanging
down, his right baud clasping a hammer, (ham
mer produced and identified.) He ran out call
ing for help, but staggered on the sidewalk, and
had to be carried in. Witness farther said that
he was 70 years of age, that defendant was al
ways wanting money, and was generally "sour
cross and morose," and that defendant s;'.id after
the blow, and while witness was lying on the
lounge in the store. " I will lay you out yet."
The t ross-ex:uniuation of this witness by defend
ant's counsel. Mr. John Russell, was niade with
the view of showing that great p-ovocation had
been given to Githens, as to whom McChesney had
received some orders from Mr. (iithens senior,
which were the source of irritation to his son.
Drs. McKilbin and McGn w gave evidence as to
the wound inflicted on McChesney, the latter
describing it as a little larger than a 21 cent piece,
and comparing well with the hammer shown.
George Gray, who was the first to come to Me
Chesnev's assistance, gave evidence as to his be
ing in a faintiug condition, and as to the blood
flowing freely from the wonnd in his head. S.
McKeague w'as the only other witness for the
prosecution. He deposed that Githens came to
the station house and gave himself tip, saying he
had struck his partner with the ring he had on
his hand. Witness went to the store and when
he saw the wound remarked that it was not inade
with the ring. He found the hammer produced
in court, on the shftf behind where McChesney
bail been sitting. Githens made a statement in
his own delense, in the course of which he stated
that he 6truck UcChesney leeause the latter
made use of an opprobrious epithet in respect to
person whom he, Githens, was about to marry.
He denied having used the hammer to strike
A fancy fair in aid of the building fund of St.
Andrew's Cathedral was held cn Tuesday after
noon and evening. The fair was held upon the
site of the Cathedral itself, a large circular tent
being erected at the mauka end of tbi- Cathedral
grounds, covering those foundations of a part of
the future church which were laid many years
ago. The tent was of sufficient size to afford
ample accommodation for the stalls, booths,
tables, &c. required, and for the large crowd of
visitors. Fortunately on Tuesday the showers
which have been so frequent all through the
week were only light, and no incovenience jvas
sustained from the rain penetrating through the
canvas until after the whole proceedings of the
day were over. The ladies who took so much
pains to make the fair a success are indeed to be
congratulated that the weather, which was so un
propitious both before and after, favored them
thus on the day they had selected.
The stalls were arranged round the tent so as
to leave the greater part of the space open for
promenade except where, around the centre pole
of the tent, a tasteful series of flower stands had
been directed, and where, in front of the refresh
ment stalls, a number of tables presided over by
young lady waitresses were arranged for the
convenience of those who felt a desire for a seat
and a cup of tea.
The several departments of the fair were pre
sided over by the following ladies :
Flower Stand. Mrs. Pierre Jones, assisted
by Miss Nina Green, Miss Cotta Mist, Miss Mary
Yon Holt, Miss Nellie Robertson and Miss Nancy
Gbab-Box and Tot and Candy Stall. Mrs
S. Dowsett and Mrs. Mist, assisted by Miss Bdie
Mist, and iliss Ueatnce Purvis.
Weighing Machine. Miss Bertha Von Holt,
and Mr. Morse.
First Table. Mrs. Mackintosh assisted by
Miss Dora Dowsett, Miss Belle Carter and Miss
Second Table. Mrs. Robertson, Mrs. Freeth,
Mrs. Schaefer, Miss Florence Luce and Miss
Thibd Table. Mrs, Pfluger and Mrs. F. Har
ris, agisted by Miss Luce, and Miss Bertha Bur-
Focbth Table. Mrs Wodehouse, assisted by
aiiss uowsett and Miss odenouse.
Fifth Table Her Majesty the Queen Dow
ager Emma, assisted by Miss Peabody, Miss
Hannah Kaneau, Mrs. Allan, Miss Jennie Stu-
man, Mrs. Kamakau and Miss Grace Kahoali.
Sixth Table. Mrs. Blackburn, assisted by
Sisters Phot-be and Albertina, Mrs. J. Webb, and
Mrs. ray Taylor.
Refreshment Tables. II. R. II. the Princess
Likelike, Mrs. McGrew, Mrs. Haalelea. Mrs
Covington, Mrs. Lewers, Mrs. Bickerton, Mrs. S
Damon and Mrs. Fuller. These Ladies were as
sisted by Miss Parke. Miss Mary Severance. Miss
Kinney, Miss Myra Mott Smith, Miss Mckinley,
Miss Agnes Wood, Miss Ada Jones, the Misses
Ellen and Lizzie Coney, Miss Mabel Rhodes, the
Misses Perry, and the Misses Barnard. Miss
Rhodes presided at the lemonade stall.
The work of fitting up and decorating the large
tent was cnieny done by Uev. . A. bwan and
Mr. Jenkins, with the assistance of some
of the youthful members of the congrega
tion. The decoration of the stalls and of the
central flower stand was undertaken by the ladies
wno nad cnarge oi mem. i.ne wnoie enect was
The various stalls were plentifully filled with
an immense variety of articles, both useful and
ornamental, giving evidence that a large number
of willing hands had been actively engaged in
the preparations for this fair. And it is a very
pleasing feature of the affair, that both in the
contributions to the stalls, and in the attendance
of purchasers at the fair, the kindly feeling of
members of other Christian denominations has
been conspicuous. Such mutual helpfulness
for worthy objects has always been seen in Hon
olulu, but w as never, we believe, more noticable
than on this occasion, and we know that our
friends of the English Church have themselves
expressed their warm appreciation of the fact.
Auong the many handsome things which were
to be seen on the various stalls it would be invid
ious to single out a few for special mention.
The gratifying total which has been realized by
this sale shows how valuable a great number of
these contributions must have been. The sums
undernoted were handed to the treasurers on
Tuesday night and between $100 and $200 has
been received by them since: Flower stall, $C'J.
40'; Toy, etc., stall, $400.10 ; Weighing Machine
$27.55 ; First Table, $477.10; Second Table,
$1C5.10; Third Table, $320.00; Fourth, $173.65;
Fifth Table including sale of tickets, $505.05;
Sixth Table. $221.50; Rt-freshnient Stalls, $2'.3.
f0; Auction Sale, 83.75; Admission Money,
$2l7. Altogether, when all expenses are paid,
a sum of more than $3,100 has been obtained.
Eev. J. A Cruzan at Fort Street Church.
First Meeting with his Flock.
The following report was crowded out from
last Saturday's issue.
L-t vour conversation be without covetoosnt-RS . and
j be eimunt with sui h things ye have : for He hath said
I will never leave mee, uur iuriie luetr.
Such were the words taken from Hebrews,
Chapter XIII, verse 5, and used as the lesson of
the evening, at Fort Street Church on the 30th
nit. The instructor in biblical expoundings for
the occasion was Mr. P. C. Jones, who took for
his thought the subject
The speaker said that it was the common ex
pression amongst the generality of human kind,
to be dissatisfied with their lot and station in life,
and to be constantly desirous of a change, which
in their opinion would be most beneficial to them
and would tend more to making their way
through the world a " bed of roses," than a path
of thorns. This he regarded as directly contrary
to the christian spirit which should actuate fol
lowers and soldiers of Christ, to live in tkat re
pose and contentment which could be had by
trusting entirely to the will of God. Content
ment he judged could not be better gained than
by each and every follower of Christ endeavor
ing to be content with his lot in this world, and
striving as far as in him lay, to work out the un
seen and unknown provisions of God's will. As
a case in point of the constant discontent that
may be met with, he related his experience on
tfiat same afternoon, with two ship-captains, both
old men, but who desired a change in their ports
of sailing. Not that either were .poor men, or
were dissatisjied with their employers, but the
speaker thought that they had had tbeir own way
so long that they were even discontented at that.
CHIEF JUSTICE JCDD
Also spoke on the subject, and said, the feel
ings of jealousy and envy, which at times find
place in the breasts of many men, should be
trampled on at once, and a kindlier, holier spirit
be encouraged. Contentment is consistent with
God's will. A person who, as a christian, en
deavors as well as he can, to follow the directing
power of God, and finds himself in an uncertain
position, his prospects blighted, his hopes des
troyed, should not give up in the despair of
the infidel, but should rise up, gird on the armor
of the christian soldier, and thinking upon that
sorrowful hour passed by Christ in the garden
of Gethsemane, exclaim with the Lord and Sav
iour, "Not what I will but what thou wilt," and
continue with renewed energy to do their duty to
themselves and their christian brethren.
REV. J. A. CRCZAN.
The pastor, who now presented himself again
to the congregation for the first time since his re
turn from the coast, whither he had gone to sev
er his connections with the church in Portland,
Oregon, also spoke in regard to the pleasure
which those hod, who felt truly content in accept
ing and doing God's will. Persons should not
however sit down and oontent themselves with
their spiritual state but should rather watch and
ward and pray "lead us not-into temptation."
Contentment is not laziness, by no means, in fact
some people maintain that laziness was the orig
inal sin. Contentment is the ability to discern
the good from the evil, and with such a faith in
God that the trials and tribulations of the world
only bring more strongly to the mind the words
He said, " All things shall work for my good."
What is this life, 6aid the speaker, that we should
worry and fret and fume if ought goes wrong
with us? Nothing ; when we remember that we
live on with Him an endless life gained by living
a christian life, watching waiting, praying, and
The usual excercises of song were held and
shortly after 9.30 the audience dispersed.
amongst us, permits us to predict that a noble
sum will be forth coming for a purpose at once
60 pious, so patriotic and so practically chari
table. For our own part we heartily commend,
the matter to all our readers, who were born,
beneath that flag which the veteran soldiers and:
sailors for whom their help is now asked have
done 60 much to uphold and render glorious.
The following are the names of the Trustee,
and the Members of the Executive Committee of
the Veteran Home Association : .
Board of Trustees: C. Mason Kinne, Presi
dent ; W. S. Rosecrauz, James Coey, Vice-Presidents;
J. J. Lyon, Secretary ; T. J. Knipe, H.
J. McJunkin, J. C. Robinson, D. M. Cashin, F.
F. Stone, and R. M. Apgar.
Executive Committee : W. S. Rosecranz. Chair
man; James Coey, T. J. Knipe, W. A. Phillips,
Treasurer, and R. M. Apgar.
Veteran Home Association.
A project was some little time ago set on foot
in California for the erection of a suitable home
" for indigent and disabled soldiers and sailors
of the Mexican War and the War of the Union."
To carry out this project the " Veteran Home
Association was organized, a large number of the
most influential citizen of San Francisco coming
forward at once with liberal subscriptions. The
need for such a Home as has been designed is thus
set forth in one of the printed documents issued
by the Executive Committee of the Association
of which General Rosecrans is the Chairman.
"We have the names of about seven thousand
veteran soldiers and sailors resident in Cali
fornia who served under our country's flag in
past wars, and we know there are many more
on the Pacific coast. One hundred of these are
in public Alms Houses of California and a much
larger number by reason of old age and infirmi
ties are being surely drawn to them. Patriotism
humanity, and even public interest demand that
these suffering relics of our country's defenders
should be provided with a home where they may
live in decency and respect, and, dying, escape
bunal in paupers' graves." The desire of the
promoters of this movement is to purchase an
ample tract of land enough to establish the
Institution on a self-sustaining basis. It is es
timated that $GO,000 will be sufficient to start
with and that with this sum a home may be pro
vided for the maimed and helpless, and those
who can work will by the aid of their own labor
have secured for them " shelter, food, books,
newspapers and companionship." A new im
petus has jast lately been given to this move
ment. When the news of President Garfield's
death reached San Francisco, a 6tir was at once
made to erect a handsome monument to his
memory. And as the late President had won
laurels not only as a statesman but also as a
soldier it occurred at once to the minds of his
old companions in arms who have the direction
of the affairs of the Veteran Home Association
that there could be no nobler way of thus honor
ing his name than to associate it witn tne worn
they had in hand and make the Home for
Veterans itself a Garfield mouument. This ar
rangement had the further advantage of com
bining for one effort two distinct yet, in some
measure, kindred movements. Our American fellow-citizens
here are about to be asked to take a
practical part in this interesting and honorable
effort to commemorate the untimely death of a
great and good man by subscribing to the funds
of Veteran Home Association. Mr. R. W. Laiue
of this citv. himself a veteran soidier of the
American armies has received from the Secre
tary of the Association (Col. J. J. Lyon), the
papers which set forth the objects held in view,
and has been requested to organize measures
here to enable all of American nationality resi
dent on these islands to join in the good work.
Mr. Laine promptly placed himself in communi
cation with General Comly, who has taken a
deep interest in the project. The ministers of
the foreign Congregational churches here have
also had the subject brought before them and
will from their pulpits to-morrow speak upon
the claims of the Association on the sympathy
and the purses of the American members of
their congregations. Past experience of the
way in which sncb appeals are responded to
Waikapu, Wailuku, and Waihee are very busy,
grinding good cane ; the late rains have done axj
immense amount of good ; a great deal of can -
was suffering for want of water, and the kalo-J-'
patches in some places were dried up. The
streams are now full to overflowing, and every--one
is happy. Spreckelsville is rushing things
lively ; the new mills and boiling-bouses are
fast approaching completion one complete mil!
and boiling-houses will be ready for work in
January next. Its capacity will be the same
as the present one about 25 tons per day-
Grinding was commenced a little while ago, and
the yield is 5 tons to the acre. Grinding was
discontinued last week on account of the cane
tasseling, when the juice fell from 11 to 6- in
two weeks ; more grinding will go on again, and
continue until the 3200 acres are ground off ;
14,000 tons is the expected yield from this lot of
cane. New lands are being planted now at the
rate of 100 acres per week ; 1000 more acres will
be put in before the end of the year. Cane put
in in December of this year will mature in twelve
months ; the cane put in in July and August
will not mature any sooner, nor yield any more,
hence the delay in planting this year. There
are employed on this large estate, at present,
over 800 field hands of all nationalities, and 350
white men, nearly all of whom are mechanics or
overseers ; they are all paid well, and fed well
and your correspondent found from frequent in
quiries that no complaints whatever could be
made with the management, the only dissatisfied
persons being the lazy ot-s, who are to be found,
everywhere those I mean who want good living,
high wages, and nothing to do. The men here
are expected to work, and those that do so are
well paid and well cared for.
One thing I noticed particularly, and that is
everything used on this estate is the production
of America ; every article of machinery is made
in California, New York, or Philadelphia. AIL
the stores, except rice, come from the Coast ;:
all the lumber, lime, cement, bricks, &c, from
the same place ; most of the white men are
Americans, and the greater number are men who
came here when the works were first started, and
went back to the Coast when their time expired,
many of whom have returned here again to
work. Mr. Spreckels can well afford to treat j
with contempt the libels published in San Fran- j
cisco in regard to the treatment of men on his .
large estates here. I hope to be able shortly to
obtain a statement as to the cost of the great
improvement made here by Mr. Spreckels. It
will bo found, on inspection, that the United
"3iates have received all the benefit of these im
provements. The artesian well being sunk here is down 170
feet, still going through hard rock. A well that
was dug here a short time ago struck an under
ground stream or spring, and is now being
pumped for mill purposes. An engine is em
ployed pumping, and an b-inch stream is con
stantly going. The artesian bore has gone
through three under-ground streams, and the
water stands within 27 feet of the top. When,
this well is finished, one will be sunk at Kabului
the fast-growing city of Maui the only draw
back there being, at present, the want of water,
all that is used for drinking purposes being
brought from Wailuku.
JEST" The arrival of a shipload of Chinese
on Thursday afternoon occasioned some surprise
(as no such accession to our population was es
pected) until it became known that the vessel
had only called in here for a supply of water.
I learn through the medium of your newspaper
that a resident physician has been recently
appointed for Kauai. It may not, therefore.be
out of place to record through the same medium
a few eveuts that have taken place in and around.
Kilauea since the departure of Dr. Fitch, and.
also to ask the question if the Government wan '
justified in removing the only medical practi
tioner at this side of the island? I will not'
elaborate on the sufferings of children and
mothers from not knowing what ails them ; nor
will I try to picture the harrowing scene of a
dying South S-a Islander, who could not express
his or her warks, bad he or she so wished. But,
suffice it to say, that st veral deaths have occurred
amongst Hawaiians Chinese and South Sea
Islanders, all of which, if recorded, would natu
rally come under the headings of " Causes un
known " and "Unattended." Perhaps through.
j your lengthened experience on these islands, and
your wide knowledge of the sanitary arrange
ments of this kingdom, you can throw some
lih on what appears to us, as residents of
Kilauea, to be a high-handed, unjust, and in
human act on the part of the powers that re
moved Dr. Fitch without immediately filling the
vacancy caused theje.
Kilauea, Dec. 3, 18S1.
The new steel fire bell was tried on Wed
nesday, and pronounced a success. It has a
fine deep tone, and one that will always be
readily distinguished from that of any of our
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Rent Roomt, CotUe, Hoe, ao4 aelU and Wv-i Beat
ARTESIAN WELL TOOlS
WUh all their Fitting, a Sfx-oal.ty.
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All Orders Filled with Promptness and Ditpaich.
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