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Vol.' III. " No. 543.
HONOLULU, H. I., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1897.
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THE EVENING -BULLETIN.
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1082 King Street.
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Baths. Electricity and Physical Training
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STAMP COLLECTION SOLD
iiov:iih c. ii. wivmoitE iir.LVKiV,
out tiik iiii.o chl'kcii.
l).wiitcdllli Vnltialilr Oillrcllou ll
llannllnn niid Other Alumna I'm.
cliaaeri .! Chnx. ItnatHceJr
Within tho past few days there
has been a sale of valuable Hawai
ian stamps mado in this city, tho
like of which may never occur
again unless! T. G. Thrum, "V. M.
Giffnrd, O. A. Brown, F. L. Stolz
and Ohas.lHustaco Jr. should dis
pose tffdheiri almost unrivaled col
lections. Desiring to help in tho furnish
ing of thonow foreign church re
cently erected at Hilo, of which
city ho lis ono of the oldest und
most respected residents, Dr.
Oharles H. Wottnoro donated a
small collection of stamps which
ho has had iiu.his own possession
siuco 1872 (although somo of the
raror stamps have been owned by
members of his family since the
early '60s), to tho committoo who
had chargqof the raising of funds
for tho church, with instructions
to sell it and use tho money as
they saw lit. Tho good old doctor,
ho is now in his" 77th year, had
very little idoa what his stamps
wero worth although ho know
somo of them wero very rare and
valuable. Ho was doubtless ,as
much plenBed as tho church com
mittoo was when they received a
sum of money for them which
was far in advance of their expec
tations. Knowing that thoro would bo
no market for such stamps in
Hilo, the committeo sent them to
James A. Kennody, bookkeeper
of the Honolulu Iron Works,
with instructions to dispose of
thom to the best advantage, oithor
in this city or San Francisco.
Tho stamps woio contained in a
little old-fashioned album, smell
iug musty with age, aud thero
wero probably not moro than 300
.of thom all told. But among
thom was one page of old
Hawaiiau stumps, which in the
hands of many collectors would
have beou priceless, money could
not havo purchased thom. Mr.
Kennedy hud heard enough about
raro Hawaiian stamps to havo this
littlo collection passed ou by ex
perts before selling it, and ho
accordingly asked Messrs. T. G.
Thrum, W. M. Giffard, Ohas.
Hustaco Jr. and others to tako a
look ,at it. Thoy oxamined tho
raro stamps with magnifying
glasses aud other means usod by
advanced collectors to test stamps
and pronounced thom unmis
takably genuine, and what is moro
splendid specimens. E. Stanley
Gibbons, tho great London
dealer, also saw the stamps and
in ado an offer for them on the
spot, which was taken under ad
visement. Ohas. Hustace Jr.
had made two or three offers
for tho stamps which had not
boen accepted. Hov wob con
suloring tho advisability of
making another and ' larger
offer when he wub notified by
Mr. Kennedy that ho had re
ceived directions to disposo of tho
stamps forthwith to tho highest
bidder. Mr. Hustaco made up
his mind that the stamps should
not go out of tho country, as ho
needed several of thom to fill out
his already largo collection of
Hawaiian stamps. Without
kuowing what others hud.offored
he nnmed a figure which was at
once acooptod by Mr. Kennedy.
What that was the Bulletin is
not permittod to state, but it can
not bo expressed with loss than
Hearing of tho purchase, a
ropreajmtativo of this paper, who
used to bo a stamp fiend and has
not yot entirely gotton over it,
called on Mr. Hustace and asked
to bo allowed to seo tho stamps
purchased. Ho readily consented
and oponcd up tho book at tho
Hawaiiau page. Tho roportor's
eyps bulged out, for ho knew
enough about stamps to know
nun tur. nustaee tutu strucu u
small bonanza in his purchupe.
"There," Raid the. stamp collee
tor, pointing to two stamp, "is
what 1 purchased the collection
for. I consider thoBo two stamps
worth more than what I paid for
tho wholo. 1 just needed thom
for my collection, but never
dreamed of being ablo to get
One of the stamps wnR a 5 cent
of tho original issue of 1852 and
the other a J 3 cent variety of tho
some issue, both absolutely per
feot specimens. These two statu pe
wero catalogued by the Scott
Stamp and Coin Company of
Mow York last year at $700 and
8-150 respectively. This year no
price is' given in tho cataloguo,
as they aro no longer obtainable,
except by a chanco such as tho
"These two stamps," said Mr.
Hustace, "aro to be seen iu
vry fpy collections nuywli''"
"Mr. Thruai has got them aud two
or three others here but I
am told tho others aro not such
fiuo specimens' as these; they cer
tainly can bo no finer."
"Hero is another stamp that I
have been after fqr a long lime,-'
ho coutiuued, pointing to a 13 cent
vermilion with Kamoharaeha III
head, surcharged with a largo fig
ure 5 in me,, "there has always
been moro or less doubt about the
genuineness of- this stamp thus
surcharged but it hns been cleared
up latoiy. It has been catalogued
by dealers and thon loft out for a
timo. It has latoiy been lestorcd
to tho list again and is now priced
at $30. It has been proven con
elusive!-, to my mind at least, that
these stamps wore used in the Hilo
office at a timo when thoy ran
out'of 5 cent stamps. The figuro
5 was written iu ink on the thirteen
cent stamp. Now look at this
stamp. You will observe that it is
plainly postmarked San Fr.i. aiid
that the postmark is over aud not
under the written figuro 5. This
shows conclusively that tho lottor
which carried that stamp was sent
from Hilo by some soiling vessel
and postmarked on arrival at San
Francisco. Thore is no doubt
that it has been used for postage
and is genuine. Thero aro only a
fow of tlieso. stamps known to be
in existence but 1 havo never seen
any with the post mark on. Tho
postmark on this stamp not only
proves tho gonuineness of this
particular stamp but it goes to clear
up tho doubt about those with no
postmark on by showing that
such a stump has actually beon
Among tho four pages filled
with Hawaiian stamps in this lit
tle album wero a number of tho
old numerals, now valued at
prices ranging from $8 to $20.
Ainong them tho reporter noticed
a 1 cent bluo and a 1 cont black
with plain borders, ono 5 ceut
blue on bluo paper with plain
border, one light blue 2 cent on
white papor and eight 2 cont
black on colored paper, all of
these being fine specimens. Thero
are four 2 cent rose of the 18G2
issue lithographed, one of which
is a remarkably fine speoimen,
and a dark bluo 5 cent Kamoha
meha V. head on blue paper, tho
ubovo beiug only a few of tho
In the collection aro probably
200 foroign stamps, whoso valuo
Mr. Hustace has not yot had
time to ascertain.
"There is one thing that pleases
me about theso stamps moro than
anything else" said Mr. Hustaco,
taking up tho Bubject of tho Ha
waiian stamps again, "it is thoir
undoubted geuuiuenoBs. The
sum I paid for theso stamps was
a considerable ono aud I should
not have felt liko paying it out if
thore had boen tho slightest doubt
about tho two stamps of the. ori
ginal issue of 1852. I considor it
extromoly fortunato that tho
valuable expert opinion of E.
Stanley Gibbons wns obtained on
thom, as well as that of the best
philatelic talent hero. Had thoro
boon any doubt at tho timo of tho
purchao, thero certainly can be
none now, as I havo since had tho
following lottor placed in my
hands by Mr. Kennedy:
Hilo, Hawaii, Feb. 17, 1897. j
Tho norson who nnrahnned thn
book of lettor stamps recently at
Honolulu will find full descrip-'
tions of Hawaiian letter stamps in
Thrunfs 1878 II'uvuiau Aunual
ou pages 41, 5, G aud 7. Also iu
Thrum's 1894 Annual on pages 99,
100, 102, 100, 7 and 8, and on tn
terveninc and following pages.
Two cent otnuitiM with-a large fig-
ure 2 cancelled di'iRonally some
what an J have imuk.-d above were
thus cancelled by Itov. E. Bond,
postmaster at Kolntla, Hawaii, in
former days. Tho 13 cent letter
stamp was sent to my late wife's
friends in MiiHHclmsottB somo
timo m the eighteen fifties. Mrn.
Wetmoro found thetu thero on en
velopes iu 1872. I think tho 5 ou
ono or two of them was put on
them with pec to show that tho
Hawaiian postage was cancelled.
The letter stamp with somo of
tho lettois of tho word San Fran
cisco on it was, with one other,
coneiilered worthless by H. M.
WhiiiK'V, Esq., uhtil ho saw this
ouo last year, lie then said it was.
evidently put on a lettor at Hilo
aud forwarded from Hilo to tho
Coast and therefore a genuine and
valuable cancelled stamp. It is
Qviileutlv one of the stamps gath
ered in Now England iu 1872.
Chah. H. Wetjioue, M.D.
After perusing this lettor Mr.
Hustaco invited II. M. Whituoy
to again examine tho stamps. He
did so and hns corroborated tho
statements made iu Ur Wetmovn's
lettei. mi. Wlntuey was the first
posttuaRtor general of Hawaii aud
served in "that capacity for a
number of years. Ho is a recog
nized authority on tho early issues
of Hawniian stamps connected
with the Hawaiian postal seivico
in its early days.
A r A II C lit! hX f V. II 1 1' I o s.
rroiuril to Marl In n Whaling .ship
At a meeting ofhe South Aus
tralian branch of the Geographical
Socioty hold at Adolaido a fow
days ago, 0. E. Uorchgreviuk
made a statement with regard to
his proposed expedition to the
Antarctic. Ho statos that ho in
tonds to ask for tho support of tho
geographical societies of tho
various colouies, and hopes to ob
tain a small subsidy from the
Government. Ho also intends to
invite subscriptions, and deliver
several lectures ou tho subject.
Ho has beon advised by the Act
ing Premier, Mr. Holder, to'
proceed to Holmrt and lay the
mattor boforo tho Australian Pre
miers. Ho proposes to oithor
rent or buy a whalor, and to leavo
Loudon nt the latest at the oud of
Soptembor, aud to take 12 follow
ers with him, including scientific
nion, who should be landed with
tho necessary huts, dogs, sledges
und provisions. He hopes to reach
tho south mugnotio pole, nud Btatps
that it would bo of great import
ance to navigation to mako obser
vations there. Ho expects to bo
away about a year, but will tako
provisions for two years.
Tho president of tho Branch
socioty haB promised him every
A ftcrnn or l'apor I'oiind with the Alia
A London dispatch to tho Aus
tralian Star says:
Whon Butler was soarched at
San Francisco a scrap of paper
was found in his valiso which
stated that Captain Leo Waller's
will was in tho possession of Mr.
Donaldson, solicitor, of Loudon.
Mr. Donaldson has been intor
viowed on tho subject. Ho says
ho possessos the, will of Captain
Loe Woller. It was raado in 1880.
Ho also suys that tho last lettor
he recoived from Loo Wbllor was
from Syduoy under dato October
20. In this lottor Loo Wollor
wrote to Mr. Doualdson: "1 loavo
Sydney with a man tomorrow to
prospect for gold, first at Glen
biook, than at Lithgow and
JHE DOMINION CAPITOL
iiAntUKii nv I'nti: a itutHrim
or A MILLION.
Urllrti'd Iu llnv llreii thn Work of
mi liicciidlirj Aid Ironi
Ottawa, February 12. Tho
Dominion Parliament buildingH
iu this city narrowly escaped
destruction by the fire which
started yestorday afternoon aud
burned until after midnight.
Tho loss is in tho neighborhood
of a quarter of a million dollars.
Tho fire is supposed to have been
of incendiary origin.
Tho fire was fierce when dis
covered iu the afternoon on the
top floor of tho west block of the
Parliament buildings, south of
tho Mackonzio tower, aud quick
ly the department fire brigade
wus brought into requisition.
Sovoral pieces of hoso wero laid
and a rush wits made for tho
hydrants, when it was discovered
that thoy wero all frozou. An
alarm from tho city was then
souuded aud tho city firo brigade
Iu the meantime tho fire was
spreading, eating its way along
tho roof towaid tho south. Then
streams wero" put ou from the
thirty hydrants, when the dopart
mental hose burst and tho city
department hose had to be de
pended upou altogether.
By this timo tho lire had so in
creased that it was bursting out
through tho windows, through tho
roof aud along tho edge between
tho roof aud the walls. It ato
along with terrific rapidity, and
soon tho roof of the Mackenzie
wing was ouo mass of flumes and
The goueral alarm was struck
aud tho wholo firo brigade turned
out and was soon at active work.
Streams wore poured upon tho
Humes from all directions. Tho
firo continued to spread, however,
aud soon tho towor on tho south
west corner foil. The center towor
was ncxtdestroyod, and the fiatnes,
continuing to eat their way, reach
ed the next largo tower, commouc
cd to lick that, and finally had it
completely engulfed in ruin.
The local lira Department for
hours was powerless to subduo
the fiames aud an appeal was sent
to Montreal for help, but boforo
tho extra ongines arrived tho firo
was uudor control.
Tho spectacle of tho blazing
buildings was a grand one, and
tho vicinity was crowded with
thousands of people.
The old wosteru department
building, whero the firo was
fiercest was, damagod 3100,000 by
tho firo. Tho upper floors with
tho mausard roof were completely
burned out, but tho main ofliceB
on tho second and third floors aro
all safo, tho firo not huving gotten
through tho concrete floors.
Much damage was dono by
wator, but no important depart
mental documents wore destroyed,
The ofllces destroyed aro those
of tho Public Works, Department
of Marino and Fisheries and
Mounted Police Laok of pres
sure, bad hose, frozen hydrants
aud a varioty of causes contribut
ed to tho poor work of tho Firo
Tho construction of a modorn
building in place of the ono
wrecked will cost not less than
In 1858 Ottawa was solocted as
tho seat bf tho Canadian Govern
ment. Canada thon consisted of
tho two provinces of Ontario aud
Quobec. Tho Dominion of Canada
camo iuto oxistonco in 18G7. Ot
tawa is a city of only about 40,
000 inhabitants, but its Govern
ment buildings would havo done
honor to any capital. Thoy wero
noblo oxamplos of Italian-Gothio
architecture, aud had fow rivals
in beauty on tho continent. Thoy
formed three sides of a quadranglo
and woro situutcd ou au omineuco
150 feet above tho Ot
tawa river. Covering an
area of nearly four acres, thoir
cost was 4,000,000. Thoy woro
substantial aud yot oxtromely or
namontal in appearance. The
arched of the doors aud
windows woro of rod Baud
stone, aud the columns and
arches of Uiu legislative chambers
I of marble. The roofs wore
) rendered atlrac'ivo by moans of
i variously colored Blatcs, and tho
towers una pinnacles wero adorn
ed with iron trellis -work. The
jnterior decorations of the edifice
were also very rich and tateful,
including tho Viceregal canopy
and throne, a tnurhle statue aud
portrait of Queeu Victoria, and
full-length likenesses of George
III and Quoon Charlolto by Sir
Joshua Reynolds. Tho library of
tho Government was a very hand
some and valuable portion of this
structure, nud contained moro
than 100.000 volumes.
Witrrrii nondnlL-' 1'nnt-rnl.
A largo nnmbor of tho oldor
residents of the city attended the
funeral of the luto Warron Good
alo at Coutrul Union church yes
terday aftornoou. Tho religious
services wero conducted by Bov.
D. P. Bimio, Bov. S. E. Bishop
and Bov. O. II. Gulick. A special
quartette, composed of Mrs. A. F.
Judd, Mrs. Wnlbridgo, Albort
Judd and W. Forbes, furnished
tho inuHi'c. Dining the services
Bev H. E Hinhop made an address
in eulogy of his late friond.
Aftor the services at tho church
woro ended the Masons took
chargo of tho remains and escort
ed thom to tho Nuuanu cemetery,
headed by tho government baud
and a platoon of police, where tho
usual Masonio corornonics wero
carriod out. Tho body was pluced
in tho Paty vault to awuit tho ar
rival of tho decoased's son from
Hawaii as to its future disposition-
Death ol n Governor.
Sir J. B. Thurston and family
arrived at Sydney in tho Miowora
ou February 3. no waB Bufforiug
from a complication of disease's
oud on tho advice of his physician
proceeded for Melbourno by
Bteamer, as being hotter for him
than tho railway journoy. Ho was
going to Melbourno for special
treatment, but ho died on the voy
age. Sir J. B. Thurston wob Gov
ernor of Fiji, also Biitish Com
missioner for tho Westorn Pacific,
and regarded as an unusually able
administrator. His loss is a great
ouo to tho British Government, as
well as to tho Polynesian commu
nities of which ho was tho virtual
At the lluwnllnn Hotel.
The Government band will giro
a concert at the Hawaiian hotel
this ovoning, of which tho follow- -ing
is tho program:
MariU-Natloual Fcuclbles 8nu
OTerture Jubal Flotow
Polka Cairo Lee
Selection- Nabuci-o Vcrdl
Cornet Bolo-TUo SpecUlty Haiel
Mr. Charles Kreuter.
.Medley Plantation Soiijjs Coterno
(jalop The Planters,,.., , Frickn
Liter Sale Continues.
Tho big laco salo at Jordan's
No. 10 store is still on. No such
prices woro ovor quoted inHonolu
lu before, and the Honolulu
ladies are daily laying in a sup
ply. Goods that formerly sold at
SI aro offered at 25c; those that
Bold for 50o. reduced to 5a. and
10c. In fact, a clean cut of 75
Ear cont all along tho lace lino has
oon made. Gall and mako your
own selection. Thoy aro all on
ono largo table in tho middle of
Art muslins and printed Lappol
muslin, Viotoria Lawns, India
Linous and Persian Lawns aro
somo of tho goods that arrived
por lato steamorB and will bo sold
at tho vory lowest prices for cash