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Account of the Flro That Wiped Out
East Maul Seminary.
Scarcely Anything Saved Rescue of
Girl-Oridlu of Fire IMnwon
Inqnest Is Held.
Wailuku, Oot. 17, 181)8. -Mn
kaw'uu Seminary is no more.
"Maunaolu," tho uamo by which
this homo for Hawaiian girls was
gouenilly known, was burned
down to tho ground Inst Saturday
ovening, Octobor 15, 1898. Tho
firo started iu tho attic, and tho
buildings boiug entirely construct
ed of wood, it took the Ere just a
littlo over three hours to do its
work of destruction. Tliu origin
of tho firo is still u mystery at tho
hour of this wi itiiiR 8 a. in. Oct.
17, although Deputy Shoriif W.
King is holding a lire imiuost nt
It was about 0 p. in. when the
liro was lirst macovoreu oy ii.na i
rt .1 11 ii: . . I
Mary Tiltou, oift? of tho pupils. I
The room was used as a storeroom
for tho trunks bolonging to the
pupils, and Miss Tiltou, after
having obt lined tho koy from ouo
of tho lady teachers for that
room was alwilys kept under lock
and koy wont up stairs, and
when sbo opened tho door, boliold,
to hor great amazement tho room
was ouvoloped in ilamos.
Tu uu instaut, she know
and bolirvcd that their bo
loved'homo of learning was doom
ed to destruction. Acting with
groat presouco of mind, she clo-ted
tho door in ordor to provout hor
follow pupilsTrom mndly rushiuK
into tho burning room to got their
trunks and valuables, and then
immediately gavo tho alarm.
The uirls wore then, playing out
iu tho yard on tho ground, whiling
away their ovouiug. hours in ple
Ksurabloanmsemonts. AMi-. Tay
lor, who had charu'O of Hid attic,
was at the bath houso. As soou as
tho alarm of fire wnsoiven, tho lit
tlo ones began to scream and yoll,
and jin fact wopt not only for the
loss of their belongings, but for
tho debtruction of beautiful Mau
naolu, a seat of loamiug endeared
to tho hearts ot ilawauans.
lions. II. P. Baldwin aud W. F
Potmo. boinc tho noarest neigh
bors wore among tho first
to tho resoue, and somotimo nftor
tho wholo neiiihuoruood mou,
women and, ohildron of different
nationalities from miles arouud
wero on tho spot, but tho firo had
already gained too much headway,
tho greater portion of the build
ings boinp in ilamos, and so wil
ling helpers wero forced to stauil
and gaze as onlookors, as thougn
standing on tho brink of "Kilnura
Very littlo was saved. Tin
girls who, as stated bofore w-r.
playing on tho grounds burr
footed aud baro-headod were
content with tho clothes they had
on at time. To save auythitig was
an impossibility as tho lady
teachers aud girls wore unused to
such an occasion.
vMiss Alexander, tho priucipal
of tho Sominary, was spending tho
evening at tho homo ot Mibs lur
nor nt Wailuku. and as soon as
she was informed of tho firo
through the telephone, at about 7
p. m. mado all hasto to tho scono
of tho tiro, arriving
there a littlo after 8 o'clock, being
tho first from Wniluku.
Tho sohool 'bus and tho largo
safe woro tho only important per
sonal property saved, whilo threo
carriages sucoumborto thoravnges
of the firo. A siok littlo girl
Miss ltohinsonwas carried out
from tho buildinc iust in time.
Tho firo was almost out by ton
ii'nlonk n. m.
Tho sohool buildings, which
wnrn n nreat deal larger than the
Kawaiahao Seminary at Ilono
lulu, nnd all tho onthousoB, and
all other property destroyed, jiro
estimated to bo valued somowhero
in tho neighborhood of 820,000,
but tho buildings wore said to
have been insured for 810,000.
Judge and Mrs. Kalua and
many othors from Wailuku rode
up to Makuwao that uight
and roturupd nftor midnight,
bringing homo with thorn
all tho girls belonging to Wailuku,
thus making weopiug parents
Tho teachers and tho pupils
were quartered at tho homos of
friends for tho night, a large num
ber of thorn stooping in tlioouurcu.
Tho firo, as first seen from "Wai
luku by iur. Uoko, tho attorney,
was supposed to bo burning rub
bish, but that opinion was soon
dispollcd when tho Central Station
wired tho news throughout tho
island that ovening.
It was on n bright Sunday
morning iu 18G8 when tho first
Maunaolu Seminary was burned
down by firo, and tho origin of
that fire is still a mystery unto
this day. Mrs. Kalua was thou a
pupil, "and both she and Judge
Kalua, who was tlion attending
Haloukala school and who was tho
first to discover that firo, havo
bright recollections of the momor
And just thirty yoars aftor, the
second Mnuuaolu has beon des-
. .... a. m .
troyed, and tuo sito ot tins once
lovely and beautiful educational
institution is now heaped with
rums, brincmu sorrow nud 6iut-
UU6S to tho hearts of Maui pooplo,
and iu fact of all in Hawaii nei.
Maunaolu has performed hor
duty and has sent out into this
littlo world of- ours scores or Ha
waiian girls who are now graciuii
many happy Ilawaiiau homes. It
is a pity that such fato should fol
low such a grand and noble iusti
tulion, but such is destiny. Yot
Maui pooplo hopo and bolievo,
that like the phoenix of old, a now
Maunaolu moro beautiful and
more grand than what has been
destroyed will mso up out of its
present ashes, and that not many
Tho Araorican Book Compauy
has uudertukou to get out a now
edition of tho "Short History of
tho Hawaiian People," without
consulting the author, Profoesor
W. D. Aloxandor. It has had a
now chapter addod to bring tho
book up to recent ovontful dates.
This is written by a historical
author of Now York.
Professor Alexander has rcceiv
ou a copy of tho now editiou. He
is not satisfied with tho fresh mat
ter, but decidedly tho contrary. It
does not suit his fancy, either in
mattor or lono. Tho portrait of
tho former Queen is roraovod from
its original position as tho fron
lir piece, in its stoad being placed
a view of Honolulu.
Ths supply of "Alexander's
History," ns it is commonly called,
in tho stock of the Education Office
hero is exhausted. It has beou
dotormined to ordor n new edition
on account of the Hnwaiian De
partment of Public Instruction.
For this authorized edition Pro
fossor Alexander will writo two
new chapters, bringing ovents up
to tho latest possible dato.
Joseph Simon has boon oloated
U. S. Sonator from Oregon.
Royal makes the load pure,
wbolcsouio and dcllcltaf.
OU CAto-rtl PtTVCin CO.. NfWYORK.
Judge Perry Decides Against the Ha
waiian Agricultural Company.
Mr. Carter's Agency for Sale of Kahuku Is
.fl RlgrjlJuit Terms at? Dtfectlvo
to MakfCoitrract Binding.
Judtto Porry has rendered a de
cision on tho bill in equity of the
Hawaiian Agricultural Company
agaiuBt Samuel Norn's for spocific
porfonnauco. He decidos in favor
of Colonel Norris.
Tho correspondence in ovidouco
is quoted at t ho length, nnd re
garded by tho Court as proving
that Joseph O. Carter was duly
authorised as tho ogout of Colonel
Noriis to sell tho property known
as Kahuku Banch, situato in Kau,
About a year ago 'respondent
spoko to Mr. Carter, saying he
wanted to sell tho property, and
his price was fifty thousand dol
lars. On May 11 ho wrote to Mr.
Caiter, expressing his wish to sell
the ranch. He asked $100,000 for
it. "I leave overything but my
carpot sack," ho concluded. In
further correspondence, Colouol
Norris told ot n Mr. Andrado as
looking over tho property with n
view of settliug upon it n colony
Mr. Cnrtor on Juno 8 wrote, en
closing an agreomoutof sale to tho
Hawaiian Agricultural Company
for 8100,000 Colonel Norris an
swered on Juno 21, saying ho was
surprised at tho agreement. Ho
would not soil Kahuku unless tho
Portuguese colony wanted to Bottle
it up. Some time before Julian
Moiisarrnt, manager of tho ranch -
ing business of tho Hawaiian Agri
cultural Company, had offored him
S100.000 in cash which ho refused.
In roply Mr. Cnrtor urged the
favoruble nnturo of tho bargain.
Mr. Irwin had told him ho would
not give 850,01)0 for tho property.
Tho terms offered by O. Brewor it
Co., ngouts of tho Hawaiian Agri
cultural Co., woro ns good as cash.
The terms in evidence woro $1000
in cash, $10,000 ou dolivory of the
deed, nud an endorsed uoto for tho
balance, $80,OUO, to bo given by
complainant, . paynblo on Septem
ber 1, 1808, with interest nt G poi
cont. Judgo Perry's decision turns on
tho question as to whothor it was
tho custom of tho country to allow
credit iu bucIi largo transactions.
His conclusion is as follows:
" In this view of tho law and
tho ovidouce, tho attempted sale,
partly for sale and partly on cre
dit, was not within tho ngont's au
thority and is not binding on tho
principal. The tnuder now mado,
of tho wholo co"Mdorntion of $100,
000 cash, caunut atl'ect tho rights
of tho partios. To ordor its ac
ceptance wouldbo to enforce a now
contract not outorcd into by thom.
Tho bill is dismissed."
Kinney ifc Ballon for couiploiu
nnt; F. M. Hntuh for defondaut.
About the Oiite-niihtl.
Nows was brought on tho Inst
steamer from tho Coast that tho
"Contonnial" sailed from Seat'lo
ou tho 0th inst,, or ono day lat.-r
than tho dato at first set. If she
does not go to Hilo she will vtry
probably bo in port tomorrow.
Tho Centennial will bring ono
of tho mombers of tho Seattle
Honolulu Stonmship Company
and Judgo Ballinger of Seattle,
tho company's attorney.
Judge Ballingor is ono of tho
most prominent attorney's in
Soattlo nud his coming hero with
a representative of tho company,
looks yory much like business.
Tho first businosB, of courso,
will bo to get the City of Colum
bia "out of" tho holo" bo that sho
may .bo ablo to do some work.
Aftor thnt will follow Bomo im
American Messenger Service,
Maeouio Tomple. Tolephono
Use Santa Fe System and Run Regular
Steamers to the Orient Herman
Leading men of California who
aro in a position to acquire inside
futolligouco regarding cortoin en
terprises for tho extension of tho
commerce of the Pacific Coast ns
sort that arrangements havo been
perfected between tho North Ger
man Lloyds Steamship Company
and tho Atchison, Topekn and
Santa Fo systom of railways for a
through lino by rail and stoamor
from Now York via Snn Francis
co to Japan and China says the
(This steamship compauy, one
of'tho largest in tho world, has
long contemplated tho esUblish
mout of now lines on tho Pacific,
but owing to tho lack of desirable
railway connections nt San Fran
cisco, wns not in shnpe to coni
poto with tho O. and O. and Paci
fic Mail linen, which aro controll
ed by tho Southern Pacific.
Last lhursduy ovening Ilorman
Oelrichs left this city for Broraeu
Dr. Wiogrnud, tliu managing
director of tho German steamship
lino, loft hero about the same
time for tho Oriout via Victoria.
It is said that Mr. Oelrichs has
boen devoting his time iu San
L raucisco tor several mantlis in
aid of tho new outorpriso.
Many persons supposed that
Mr. Oolriohs was giving his timo
.ohii'Jly'.to tho.iucjdontal affairs of
, Ufb, but now it Transpires Hint His
prolonced sojourn on tho Pacific
Coast lins a motive which was not
explained to tho public. Ho will
return from Bremen within five
Thomas llnin Walker aud Frau
ds Mills Swanzy, administrators
of thowill of Thoo. II. Eavios, to
day filled their inventory of tho
estate within tho Hawaiian Isl
ands. Its valuation is $51,270 of
real cstato aud $1,7-11,212.92 of
porsonal property, a total of $1,
Kalau has brought a civil suit
for trespass against Ewa planta
tion Co., iu tho Bamo mattor hb ho
had unsuccessfully prosecuted W.
J. Lowrio, manngor of tho planta
tion, for malicious mischief.
Two Cnpliilni Klecd'il.
a mooting of Co. B,
At a meeting of Co. B, in tho
drill shed Inst night, E. O. Whito
was chosen captain, vieo L. T. Ko
At a mooting of Co. F, hold at
tho BBino timo, O. W. Zoigler was
unanimously elected captain,Liou
tonaut Ludowig, first lieutenant
and E. A. Boyon, second liouten
aut. HrltUh FJiimiclttr I'ulln. '
Loudon, Oct. 10. Tho failure
is ' announced of Ernest Orger
Lambert, iinnncior. His liabilities
are eBtimated at 1,000,000.
BAILEY'S BIKE BITS,
KuMwr Is ery scarco ani sleajlly ajvanclnc In
price lllcycli-s llrcs anj lull's, also Carriage tires
are likely to advance In rrlce. to cents a PAIR nJ
vancc already on soma tires. NO ADVANCE
The )a Inch ulicel will not take the place ol the 38
as advertised by some manufacturtr In 99, canvass
of various makers has resulted In an estimated of
from 1 to 10 per cent, "The Ccle Ace" says It Is
a passing fad, like the y Inth front wheel of a few
sears ago, and tho very low head of this year. Pro
portionate strtneth has to te followed out to Insure
reliability which gains and keeps the popular favor.
Hlcycles will be Jocoraled, and appearance In 'oo,
sluded even by those makers who have held back
from using transfers striping, etc.. the demand Is
for decoration and Hikes will be ornamented to suit
the taste of the purchasers.
IIAIIXYS HONOLULU CYCLEUY, ij King
street has good second hand wheels at $15, with new
tires $ao to 15. NEW Ulcycles $10 '9? model. The
Reliable Stormer Wheels '98 model at o guaranteed
1 ear.M and W tires.
Repairs of all kinds.
$1 per month keeps your Mike cleaned, oiled and
punctures repaired a popular feature at
231 King Strep,.
Contracts Awarded to Mr. Jensen for
Roads Beyond the Pall.
Plains Fire Station Not Sleeping-Road Work
In Honolnlu New Roads for Kona
Mr. Jenaou has beon given tho
contract, as far tho lowest bidden
to construct a road from tho end
of tho Waimnunlo branch of 'tho
Pali road toward Waimnnalo, to
whoro tho now lino crosses tho
present road. It will bo 18,150
foot in length, but macadamized
only over tho fills. Tho couttnet is
for $0550. Mr. JeiiBou also gets
tho contract for building a branch
from that now road to Mnunawili
rnuch. This ono is for $550.
Mr. Brunei', engineer, has gone
back to Koun, Hawaii, where- ho
will lay out now roads authorized.
Thu Public Works Bureau if
renovating tho buncalow in the
Executive building yard. Abies &
Walton are laying on thoir "Peer
less" preserving paint.
Ripley & Dickey aro working
ou tho plans nud specifications for
tho KulaokahuffplaiuB branch fire
station. When theso aro ready, no
timo will bo lost in calling for
tenders to construct tho building
Bond Supervisor Cummings is
still pegging away, with men aud
giant powder, on thu Mano'i road.
Ho will count it cood fortune if
tho work bo finished by Christ
mas. Other work ih not suspended,
howovor, River street being maca
damized and Anla street, by the
Ohineso theater, repaired.
A IIIU SUM OP .IIOM'.Y.
It win Drpoaltril ssltll IIih Ilnnlt of ll.t
svnll rorSf Kvrpliiir.
Yesterday a crowd collected at
tho corner of Fort and Kiiiu
strcols. A dray containing a large
chest stood iu front of Tho Bank
of Hawaii, Ltd.
It wftB with much difficulty that
timeliest wtiB removed from the
drnynud taken iulo tho Bank.
The chest coutained a vnst sum
of gold bolonging to tho United
States Government. It will be dis
tributed among tho soudiers now i
Tho Govornmont left tho iorge
sum iu the safe deposit vaults .f
tho Bank for Bafe keeping.
A Kindly Act.
When tho Gnlician immigrants
loft tho H. F. Glado sovornl dayB
ago, it was impossible for two of
tho woman to leave ou account of
having givon birth only a fow
days provious. Thoy hnvo no
clothos for their nowly born .babes
and woro thomsolves without? suit
ablo clothing. 3evornl women,
among whom was Mrs. Frasee, got
a lot of clothes together aud took
theso out yesterday. Tho two wo
men loft ship iu tho afternoon.
A Ntrotiir llmiklwr Institution.
Iu this issuo of tho Boi.i.i:tin,
under Now To Day, appears tho
announcement ot Tho Bank of
Hawaii, Ltd. This is a very
strong monetary institution. It is
incorporated undor tho laws of
tho Republic of Hawaii. Tho
oflicors of tho bank aro mon of
standing Mil tho business world.
Tho bank has agents all ovor tho
world. A perusal of tho an
nouncement will bo profitablo.
No sales wero made ou 'chango
today. Street sales roported were
as follows: 55 Hookoa at $!M0
and 21 Hawaiian Sugar Co. $100.
For Oahn AssoBBablo $MU was
bid and $ll!t asked. Ooknla' was
offered at $100, Honokaa $350.
Pacific Sugar Mill $210, Popnekeo
$205, Hawaiian Electric $2i-2$,
Mutual Tolephono S14J and I'm
neer Mill $370.
iMePHoncor boys wanted. Boysj
read WANTS aud get a job.
Trust Meets Reductions Made by
Speculation Regarding the Hawaiian Commer
cial Deal Said to be Manipulated
in Favor of the Trust.
York, October C Tho
Trust mot officially today
tho .cuts mndo in refined sugar
prices by its compotitois. This
oourso was forced by open selling
by Howoll it Co., representing tho
National nud Mollouhnuor repu
crics and tho Arbucklo Brothers
of standard gradjsl -8 cent per
pound uudor tho official Fchcdulo
of tho trust. Tho reduction ex
tends to all grades, except cut-loaf
and crushed sugars.
Tho roason of the open fight
now in progress is tho brenking
ni) of tho "factors' plan," by
which tho trust was ablo to com
pel wholcsalo grocors to placo
thoir busiuess exclusively with
Among tho interesting rumors
which aro going tho rounds is ono
that tho Sugar Trust ha) acquired
control of tho Hawaiian Commer
cial and Sugar Company. Thia
concern was until retontly con
trolled by Rudolph nnd C. A.
Sprockols of California. It is offi
cially announced that the com
pany passed into tho hands of n
syndicate of San Francisco brok
ers. Now it is rumored that theso
brokers aro working in the inter-
oat of tin trust, llio important
feature of this deal is that it cuts
off tho supply of raw Mignr which
tho Arbuekles and D isuhor ox
pocted to obtain from Hawaii.
lCerell nt Aliinliun. ,
I'rinupfB Kniiilaui's reception
at Ainahau yesterday afternoon
was very largely ut'onded. Tho
Princess and Mr. Cleghorn re
ceived under tho large banyan
tree near tho house. Only a vory
fow Hauaiians put in nn appear
aneo as they all attended tho r;
coptioo tho day before. At that
timo Queen Liliuokalaui nnd
Princo David Kawanaimkoa as
sisted in receiving.
. m I
Frvcr lliful )ii-n.
The malarial fovor hospital
camp on Punchbowl slopes was
opened yes'orday aftornoon. Eight
or feu patioutB wero transferred
thorn, una moro nro being taken
up today. Not only tho patients,
but nil of tho detail in charge of
them, evinco a marked hbo in
spirits on ooniiuc into tho clear
lli'iith C'lHlma (),, .More.
Another doath ocouriod at tho
military hospital Inbt night. Pri
vate Timbei lake a young private
of tho 18th Infantry, rogulors, suc
cumbed to storanoh troublo. Tho
funeral will tako placo from the
undertaker parlors of E. A. Wil
liams at -1 o'clock this afternoon.
President Dolo is expected to
roturn from Hawaii next week,
when a lot of looso threads of ad
ministration will bo gathered up.
Highest Honors World's Fair.
Oold Medal, Midwinter Fair.
A Pure drape Cream ot Tartar Powder.
40 YEARS "r' STANDARD
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