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Vou VH. No. 1333.
LIFE IN THE FAR EAST
Description of Java, Singapore and
Hongkong by Kalkllanl.
Climatic Conditions and Effect On Foreigners
Crossing The Equator Dutch and Their
Tha Koninglijke Nederlandscho
Pakelvanrt Muatschoppij (Royal
NetberlnudaSteomahip Oo.) steam
era plying botweon Java and Sin
gapore, nro unique in thoir own
way aud furnish muoh interest
and amazement to the passenger
who, for the" first timo is iutroduo
ed to the Dutch mode of living in
their East Indies.
Witb proverbial Dutoh olonnli.
noes everything is made iramaou
ilato and, though email, tho steam
ere are very comfortable. The
jolly Dutoh oaptaiu, auxious to
please everyone, consults his pas.
eengers daily as to tho nionu and
although tho rijat tavol (rice
table) is served at noon in its boat
form, persons unaccustomed to it
may order what thoy pleaeo to
: satisfy their palates.
Countless islands dot tho still,
groon waters and, for miles, tho
ship skirts the coast of Sumatra,
whose thickly grown forests of oo-
coanat and palms suggest alli-a-tors
and tigers whioh are known
to abound there. A soft breeze
cools tho air as tho ship elides
imperceptibly ovor the Equator
and ono marvels that it is such an
easy thine;. Stories of tbe droad
. fal heat float away and ono scarce
ly realizes that theLino is actually
being oro3sod until tho morning
bring him to Singapore dam u
and hot but beautiful with all
the glory f tropical vordnre.
Singapore is tho great cornmer-
cial centro of tho East aud was
i founded by Sir Stamford Raffles
in 1816, when tho Dutch vacated
it in return for Sumatra whioh tho
British hid ooonpied f:r five years.
Sifuatod about two degrees north
of tho equator the climato is warm
and enervating but the traveler,
'sponding only a few days
and perohanoe, fortunate enough
"to hive friends located there, for
gets tho discomfort of temperature
and glories in tbo beauty and fas
cination of this most cosmopolitan
spot in tho world.
As a commercial centre it' is
'without equal, its peculiar position
"making it practically the key to
all Eastern ports and opens the
way to nearly all the Orient.
Every nationality in tbe universe
can bo soon by sponding an hour
on tho bpnutiful Eiplauade whioh
tho British in all their colonies
have laid out with taoh car: zud
The well ordered streets are
swarming with Malays, Japanese,
Chinese, Javanese, Burmese, Siam
ose; tho tall soft-eyed Sinks, do
ing duty as in othor British colo
nies as polico, towering above tho
other people; boautiful bronzo
Tamils wearing only tho scarlet
loiu cloth, their heads covered
with tho saino brilliant color, ar
tistically draped, driving their
oxen in tha slow, grnoefal manner
of their kind, reminding ono of
pre.hislorio ages; Paraoes hurry
ing on tho ovor important task of
money making, looking strangely
unique in thoit long coats and
queer hats; Hindus of every tribe;
Cingalese, smooth-tongued aud
wary, waiting for the enthusiastio
-traveler who is ready to pay double
for an artiole, so porsuasi-.e and
and oouvinoingaro these apparent'
ly . gentle pooplo in offering their
Life soems easy and good to
these Children of tho Sun and
thoir brill, ant coloning and happy
faces mnke striking oontrasts to
thoae people of northern cliniea
whos fate or fortune has made it
imperative to live there. OUioi ila
make the boat they can of it and
live in luxurious homes on "Hillo"
no&r. tho city. There, at least, they
catch n Tow of tho gntlo bieezoa
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whioh are so olnsivo and tantaliz
ing. The housos are so built as to
take advantage of evry breath
and no opportunity is neglected to
mono mo ns agreeablo as possible.
ll,.lll !.l l!l. , '
du mat iuu ouuiui nig is mosi unarm
ing. Tennis tournaments, cricket,
golf, riding, driving, etc., fill tho
afternoon hoars and dinners, balls
and private theatricals aro given to
rouuuuuu iu luuuvemngs.
Tho home of the Dutch Consul
Genera, about two miles from
town, is beautifully located aud
is built in true bungalow fashion
with broad, airy verandahs nnd
luxurious, largo rooms. To dine
thero is like a'ohaptor in a novel,
the strango dress of tho uumoroua
attendants, moving to and tro with
uoiaelosa precision and anticipat
ing ono's wants almost boforo thev
aro felt; tho perfamo of lovely tro
picalflowers; tho soft Bhaded can
dlo light and oOioials talkiug in
every European tongue with tho
slow, lanquid manner whioh they
acquire aftor a fow months' resi
dence in these tropical countrh"
wines nro served in their per
fection and viands to suit tho
most fastidious tastes aud finally,
the "fruit of fruits" tho peorless
maogosteon which grows to per
fection in Singapore and Java.
Groves of these delicate, delirious
fruit grow along the roadsido and
the round, deop red ball is boauti
ful to look at, nostlincr amid tho
dark gro.-u leaves, but o.a has to
tastfi the fruit to know what real
The market placo in Singaporo
is ono of the sights, not alone on
account of tho myriads of fish,
fowl and fruit, for tho vondnin
alone make subjects for an artist's
urusu. There is u museum, lib
rary and "Chinatown" to see, as
well as a drive to tbe reservoir
and tho bontanioal garden which,
ior us size, ib mo mou oomplete
in the world.
One- is fairly dazzled bv
tho wealth of foliago and tho
varioty of color. Most lovely of
all is the red stemmed Bauka
palm. Everywhere one meets the
traveler's palm which here grows
to perfection, but whit fills one's
heart with puro joy is tho trees
alive with wild monkoys whioh
aro to uo toaud noar tho garden.
Theso fascinating, playful oreat
ures swine by their tails and
chattor to each other the livelong
Tho esplanade oach nflornoon
is resplendent with modern equip
ages. Moat gorgeous of all are
thoso driven by the ever thrifty
Chinese who have almost entirely
monopolized the drive, muoh to
the disgust of tho Europeans. It
is indeed a strange sight to see
these prosperous woll-fed Celes
tials dressed in clothes of Euro
pean pattern, their queues reduced
to tha smallest 'size and tuokod
carefully away beneath their coats
and to make tbo whole more
ridiculous, a Dorby hat covering
their closely haven heads lol
line baok in haudeome. well an-
pointed viatorius or landaus
drawn by sleek, woll bred horses.
xno JUritiBher again asserts his
individuality and tho horses and
traps they drive aro always smart
and in perfect taste.
But ta linger long in Singapoie
is to sap ono's life blood and those
who aro obliged to remain thoro
live for tho day when they have
saved enough to go Home (this
always spelled with a capital H)
on leavo or for always, while
travelers are glad to tako the largo
fine looking steamers to a less
trying oliino. Alas for the dis
comforts of travel in tho Far
East I The P. and 0. are old and
out of dato. One has been spoil
ed by the bountiful table of the
Straits Settlements aud of Java
and rebels at tho cold taatoleas
luuoheons which mnst bo nerved
btfCttUBo it is warm weather 'and
"wa do it at 'omu don't yor know I"
However, thoro are other things
to make up. Oue does not soon
forgot tho kindly courcosy of tho
Five restless, tossing days and
Hongkong, that brilliant jewel in
the British crown, looms up utato
1 and picturesque boforo our ad-
Continued on Page 3
FOUR MIDNIGHT VISITORS
Yacht Noma Surprised by Mysterious
Commodore Weaver the Much Talked of Strang
er Secretly Guarded by Extra Police Lest
He Up Anchor and Away.
Coraraodoro Wcavor of tho
yacht Noma lying out in the
stream undor the espionage of two
policemen, is at present tho mys
torious stranger in Honolulu.
All kinds of stories aro afloat in
town in relation to that quiet and
apparently unfathomable indivi
dual; not only is ha tho subject of
considerable speculation on the
street cornors but sooioly is ot a
Im whit to rnako of him.
From half past Bix o'clock last
eveninc until 5 o'clock this morn
ing, four extra policemen woro
stationed in a whaloboat near one
of the hulks in the near coighbor.
hood of the Nornu, determined
that tho Commodore should not
up anohor and away.
Weaver laughed softly at this
fact: "Why should I risk a yacht
that- coat $110,000 for a trifling
$2300 bottomry bond" said ho to a
Bulletin reporter this morning
on board the luxuriantly equip
ped little pnlaco "I am keeping
qaiot in tho mattor until Mr. Per,
cival arrives horo from San Fran
aisco. I wishjto know his motivo
for instituting tlm fraudu)ent pro
ceeding against rao before I take
any action in the matter."
Mr. Poroival, who, by tho way
is a brother of Sir Westly Por
cival, K. 0. M. G.. is expected
hero on tho Bio do Janeiro or
Australia from tho Coast, on tho
20th or 27th instant.
About midnight yesterday while
the Commodoro was asleep, four
visitors from shore surprised him
with their singing and merry
making. He wont upon deok, "and
learning who they wero, invited
them below to partnko of refresh
ments. Tho Commodoro does not know
whether they were spying on him
or simply seeking his acquain
tance. Tbe mysterous stranger will
say nothing for publication be
yond that which ho has already
ii..,i rr.. : i:: i n.
oimuu. uo in uviug ai uib eUHO
aboard and awaiting developo
ments. About Coallngi NtorU.
It was ascertained at the Am
erican Consul General's office this
morning that all stories publish
ed concerning ill-treatment and
brutality aboard the bark Cool
inga are those told by soma of tho
vessel's sailors, und have not as
yet been substantiated, nor is any
action being taken by tho Consul
in tue matter.
A great strapping fellow was in
tho not of stealing a shirt from tho
olotbus lino in tbo rear of No. 1
Eucino Honso last nioht. wlmn
discovered by the man on watob.
uo was about to attack tho fire
map, when tho latter backed to tl o
stairway and oalled for assistance.
The prowlor had'been in a hornot's
nest before, and did not enro to
When Mrs. David Center got
out of Sara Ktiili's haoknt tho Ha
waiian hotel Thursday afternoon
she left her bag, of jewelry and
money inside. When Mrs. Center
found out whnt had happoned she
telephoned to SamMe.oy who eoou
found the haokmnu. He was in
tho act of n turning tbo bag.
Dirty olotln a bags, and bags for
tho lauudry, luauulnotured and for
salo by Penroon & Pottor Co., Ltd.,
manufacturers of awninpp, tents,
and a general line, of canvaB
COL, GEORGE MACFARLANB
Tells of Establishment of Branch
Bank for Hllo,
Says Time Is Not Ripe Territorial Dill
Will First Have to Be Passed Agent
for John Fowler & Co.
Col. Georce Maufarlann whn
leaves for tho Coast iu America
Maru, gavo tho following inform
ation to a Bulletin reporter this
"I do not know inst wlmn T
shall return to Honolulu. My
work on tho organization of the
First National Bank has been
completed and I shall now branch
out in another direction.
"I do not iutond to inmnin in
San Francisco lone but will Dm.
ceod to Now York and Washiug
ton. ' At the iorraor place I expect
to moot Mr. Fowler of tho big
English Btoarn plow and ongin
"Tho bueiuoas of this compauy
in the United Slotoo and Cuba
has . increased so greatly that
it has been decided to sot up
agencies in New York, San Fran
oisco and Havana. The superin
tendence of these offices has boen
offered to me nnii tliiu in Mm mil.
joot of tho consultation I am to
novo wiiu iur. i'owior. ut course
the agency here, of which I am
the head, will hn mnintninnr. na
this is a very good market."
Ool. Msofarlano was asked
about tlm hrannh f flm Mntinnol
Bank for Hilo and, in reply, gave
"Nomura will fin'mnrln tr.ir.nr,!
tho establishment of a branch
bank in Hilo until the territorial
bill for Hawaii nacana firm... bo
and a charter for the First Na
tional iianu recently established
here under local laws, is takon out
undor American laws. As yon
see, mis oauuot bo oouo until
oarly next yoar.
"It would notbn a good business
vouturo to establish tho branch
bank now for thoro would certain
ly bo complications when Ameri
can laws obtain horo.
. "At the timo montioned tho
Btock of the First National Bank
will be augmontod and tho re
maining $250,000 offorod to
whomsoever may wish to pur
chase tbo necessary shares.
LUCAS WILT. PIOIIT CANE.
Last night, a yoar and a half
old pony belonging to Jack Lucas.
got away from hia placo aud wan
dered on tho property of another
party. When Mr. Lucas called
at Makiki pouod tha poundraaBtor
refused to give up the animal
saying that the peoplo into whoee
placo it went had been damage
to the extend of about 85. Tho
whole bill would thereforo bo SG.
Mr. Luoas explained to tho Mar
shal. Tho raouey has been de
posited with Judge Wilcox as
UBiial and Mr. Lucas will fight out
tho mattor with tho pound-maater
on tho ground of excessive charge
The Rooka cuso carao io a close
yesterday when it was argued
Tho following oases havo boon
Biibmitted on argument for tho
consideration of the Snpremo
Court: Cecil Brown et als. vs J. P.
Mondonon;. E. A. Horin vs. S. B.
Dolo ot als.; Hong Kim vs. Mrs.
M. Kahilo Hapai.
To tha nuliUri.
A list of thoao men who havo
not taken out n hunter's lioeneo ia
now being, prepared at the nMioe
station e.wl aomo fun may bo ex-
peuiuii tn uio nt'Br tuture, Uuly
a BmP.'ll norcehtnnrn of nnmno .-..
on Vuo books as haying paid thj
ANTIOPE SALE POSTPONED
Captain Murray Unwilling to Sell His
Yessel at Present.
Hawaiian Fertilizer Co.'s Offer Still Good
Hawaiian Hul and tbe Matter of
Captain Murray of tbo Britif h
ship Antiope, in an intorview
with u Bulletin reporter todav
stated that ho hod dotorminod to
make another voyage at loat lie.
foro selling his vessel.
"The offer of tho Hawaiian For
tilizer Company to purchase tlm
Antiope, still holds good," said
Captain Murray, "pooplo might
infer from tho notioo in n morn-
ing paper today that the prospeo
tivo purchasors had changed their
minds, that is not so, it wan I who
determined not to sell nt nrwunt
The offer is good nt any timo, and
U88 oy no means passed out of my
Tho Hawaiian Fertilizer Com
piuy, Ltd., aro willing to buy
without anv conditions na In rr.
gisteriug tho vessel undar tho Ha
waiian flag; the Hawaiian hut
represented by Mr. Howell ore
willing undor certain conditions
to purchase also: but thnv wnnhl
not tako over the Antiope unless
tbey toll sure ot being able to get
bar under tho Amnrinnn (lair ulmn
tbo United States actually takes
over tue present local government.
All concerned reel natinucii ob
far as registering the vesoel ituder
the Hawaiian flag is concerned,
as legal authorities havo assured
them on that point.
As it fltnnrln nnnr. tlm niTnr nt
the Hawaiian Fortilizer Co., in as
good fcB over. Captain Murray,
howevor, has certain other busi
ness on hand nt nruannt aiuI lum
determined to postpone tbo salo
until Borne future time.. As one
concocted with thy matter remark
uu to tho ropcrter: "Until we
find ont whether tho U. S linn
annexed Hawaii, or Hawaii hu?
annoxed the United States."
Tho Antiope will sail probably
late next week for Puget Sound,
load lumber for Chili, and from
Chili enrrv fnrliliznr nilhnr In Hue
port or San Francisoo.
BOMTON LTIIIC OPERA CO.
A prima donna that will siug
but eight performances in Hono
lulu in a season of eight weokt,
according to contraot, will un
questionably, prove to bo a "vocal"
treat that will delight tho entire
musical community of this city.
Miss Andrews is tho graud opera
prima donna of tho BoBtou Lyric
Upora Co.; she possesses a voic
of rarest quality, power and swoct
ness; she studied in Milan undor
tho greutest masters of tho day,
and of course, adoptod the Itnliau
school ot sieging as hor mothod.
No art collector having a groat
"find" coming into his possoesion,
could bo moro careful in hio
guardianship of tho treasuro than
is Mies Androws of her voice. It
is a gift sbo soyp, naively, that
has boon givon mo which L must
look after with tho utmost care
Miss Andrews has sung in
every oivilizod city in tho uni
ve:se although 'still a young
woman. She will sing iu Hono
lulu in II Trovatore. Corrubn, Lu.
oia do Lammomoor, L Traviata,
Fauei.CavoIIiona llusticana, Mr.r-
tha, La Souambula. Tho othe
performanoo will bo devoted U
comic opera. - ..
Attornoy Jaa. E. Knulia has
porfeoted his appeal in the matter
of the sontenco of tho native hack
driver, Loma, in tho Polico Court
yeaiorday on the charge of vir lit
ing llulo 21. He fitalnl I hi) fori,
noon that ho oxpeoted this U t
cobo to oomo up boforo the i
nrnmn Court narlv nnrl wnlr.
PlilOB 5 Oents.
J IN SOCIAL CiRCLE'o "
Tho reooptinn and view of por
traits recontly painlett in the Far
East given by Mr. and Mrs. Ho-
bitrt Vos in thnir studio- at Holoni
Pn, Mnndny from 3' to C. was at
tended by about a hundred and
fitly of Honolulu's m cioty folk.
Tho event of ilix nhnrnnnn tn
of courhfe tho viow of the differaut
typeH painted by Mr. Vos since
ho was last hero. Twnnf.v. fit-n nr
tnoio ut a time were admitted into
thu studio nnd. na pnoli Ivna vrna
plaet'd ou view Mr. Vos gave
Bhort, pit doicriptione, including
personal and rnco oharacteristicB.
Among tho most admired oE the
p.u'ntiugs woro Prinon Ohing,
fatlior if tho Emperor of China,
the brother of the Sultan, a Java
npHo girl the son of a Mandarin,
Cleneral Yuan an-2 tho three In
Refreshments wore eerved on
the lawu under a largo ciuvas,
unilv doenrated with Aini.n'nu.i
Dutch and Hawtiinti tlnrro ATva
Julian MonBarrat, Mrs. M. K.
Vivien, Mrs. A. M. Brown, Mrs.
H. G. Wilder, Mrs. O. B.Cooper,.
Mrs. F. Howard HumnliriH nnd
the MIbjcs "Widdifield assisted
Mr. Guiiu'b danuinrr nnhnnt
opened iHSt llifllt willi nn nllnn.
danco of over sixty. 'Cho hall was
very prettily decorated uud the
Qaiototto club furu'shed delight-
tul mufia. Tbo (-vonino ilnm-in.
clnssPH of Mr. Gunn have taken
on a decided itooial aspect and are
delichtfal to attend. It ia Mra.
Uunn's intention to teaoh the
cnko walk dnrinu the preoeut sea
eon that opens October 2.
MisflNlllin Wliitn nnvu n mtvin.
ligbt wagonette party Monday
evening to somo sixteen poople.
Slllinar was nnrvnrl nt fho Immo
of Mr. and Mre. Jas. B. OiBtle,
ivaiuiki, later on.
Mrrt. Widdpfil-ld nnd lixr ilntinlit.
ors have moved into thoir now
home on Uat.8iuRHr stroet, near
the rpflidenco of Paul IX. Isooberi.
thero to remain tint I their iov
house- next to thu residence of Jos.
A. unman is completed.
Tktan Tlanatnff lr-,
Mr. McDouuall of tbo London
County Council is ofraid that iiu
Thnmea will rnu dry owing to the
dams that an being built in tbe
upper rraubesof tbo rivnr. Whore
as last year 843,000,000 gallons of
water-a day paaied over Tedding
ton Weir in May ond 42;j,U00,OUO
gallons in. Judp, the fiunres for
this yoar aro 550,000,000 gallons
in May aud 230,000,000 gallons in
June. In ono day of July only
142,000,0,0 gallons flowed over.
It is feared tbit tho result may be
an epidnmio of disease, arising
from tho undiluted sewage oC the
Commencing witli Monday the
Ritle Assjoiation range at Ktka
alto w.ll bo open from 55. o'clock
uutil ficniet for tho ben. 'r" of
those vl o wieh to practice-for the
shoot on Siturdny, 8epteint?i 'i0.
Dr. Posoy, biji oiilist for Eye,
Kar, Throat ond NoKx'iiw.w and
Catarrh. ' Mn-JonieTeip7t. '
M '' !' M Willi ...wttW
a punt enure cn tut or-fejxmrcwet
riijrhtst Honors, World's Fk
Gold Medal, Midwinter Fk
Arold lUltlas rotrrttr oontalatan
Klum. Thmjntp lujurami to btMtfc.