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, THJi EVENING BULLETIN: HONOLULU, b. I.. NOVEMBER 8, lbyy. !
Tubllaheu Every Day, except Sunday,
at 210 King street. Honolulu, II. I.,
BULLETIN PUBLISHING COMPANY.
W. n. FAItrUNClTON Editor
DANIEL LOGAN City Editor
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8, 1899.
No Minister of Finance. What'
the matter, is no one anxious to
tackle the two million dollar surplus?
Lack of any serious opposition from
the insurgents gives a popular im
pression that very little is being
done in the Philippines. Otis how
ever is steadily forcing his troops
into the enemy's country and get
ting beyond the towns, near Manila,
the names of which have been ster
eotyped in his despatches for a year
past. hen Otis revieces the full
complement of troops, Aguinaldo
will retire from his leadership and
take to the woods.
News from Transvaal speaks for
itself. The Beets have again de
monstrated their shrewdness and
the British upho'd their national
character for stubbon defense and
hard lighting Outside the serious
loss of men the British disaster will
unquestionably have a far reaching
effect. The Boers have taken the
first trick and are in a position to
recruit a large following from the
element waiting for decisive results
before enlisting support lor either
sde. The only way open to Great
Britain to overcome her losses is to
give more money and more men.
She has the money and the men
and eventual victory, barring Eu
Topean troubles, is merely a matter
Electrician Cross will come home
with Hying colors and wireless tele
graphy for Hawaii in his valise.
As a "newcomer" Mr. Cross has
made a splendid record which .should
sjggest to those crying out against
tie "carnetbaecer" tnat Hawaii
rweds a good sized addition of newly
arrived Americans to keep the is-
linds in the march of progress.
The advantages to be gained by
telegraphic communication between
the islands is second only to thoe
to be obtained from the trans-Pacific
cable. With the wonders Mar
coni is working, before us, it be
comes a question whether wireless
telegraphy will not annihilate the
distance between Honolulu and San
Francisco before the cable is laid .
SAD DAT FOR BRITON.
Continual from I'atfc L
a RtroiiK counter nttack on our
tho Infantry brigade nml cnwilry
been repulsed, tho troops wora
slowly withdrawn from camp, picket!
being lcit on observation, iaio in me
engagement tho naval contingent un
der Captain Lambley. of H. M. S. Pow
erful, camo into action and silenced,
with their extremely nccurato fire, the
I'Tipniv's irons of position.
"The circumstances which attonded
tho movement of Lieutenant Colonel
Carlton's column aro not yet fully
known, but from reports reel veil the
column appears to have carried out tho
night march unmolested until within
two miles of Nicholson's Nek. At thU
point big boulders rolled from tho mil
and n few rlflo shots stampeded tho
military ammunition mules.
"The stamped!) sptead to tho battery
mules, which broke loose from their
leaders and got away with practically
tho wholo of tho gun equipment anil
the greater portion of the regimental
hinall arm ammunition.
"The rcservo was similarly lost.
"Tho Infantry battalions, however,
flxed bayonets and accompanied by tho
liersonnel of the artillery, seized n hill
on tho left of tho ford two miles from
tho Nok with but little opposition.
There they remained unmolested until
dawn, tho tlmo being occupied In or
ganizing tho defence of tho hill and
constructing stono sangars and walls
as covers from fire. At dawn a skir
mishing attack on our position was
commenced by tho enemy, but raado no
way until 9:30 a. m., when reinforce
ments enabled them to rush to tho at
tack with great energy.
"Their tiro becamo voiy searching
nml two comnanles of the Gloucester!.
in an advanced position, wero ordered
to fall back. Tho enemy then pressed
to short range, the losses on our side
becoming very numerous.,
"At 3 p. m. our ammunition was
practically exhausted, the position was
ruptured and the survivors of tho col
umn fell into tho enemy's hands.
"Tho enemy treated our wounded
with humanity, General Joubert at
ouco, dispatching a letter to mo offer
ing n. safo conduct to doctors and am
bulances to remove tho wounded. A
medical offlcer and parties to render
Jlrst aid to the wounded were dispatch
ed to tho scene of action from Lady- L L
Biniiu mat nignt, anil tno amuuianco
at dawn this morning.
''Tho want of success of tho column
was due to tho misfortune of tho mules
stampeding and tho consequent loss
of tho guns and small arm ammunition
"Tho ofltclnl list of casualties and
prisoners will bo teported shortly. Tho
latter are understood to havo been sent Tlifm
I... .11 rt 1nAnMln I llWiii
I. in iu i umiiu.
"The security of Ladysmlth Is In no
The gloom caused by the Urttlsh dis
aster at Ladysmlth was In a mensuro
relleed by today's story giving nn ac
count of the heroic stand made by tho
decimated battalions until their latt
cartridges wero gone. Tho British
nerve was momentarily uhaken by
General White's uso of the word "cap!
tulato" In his first telegram, but now
that It Is known that the Glouccstcrs
and Fusllcers fought against over
whelming odds and upheld tho beat
traditions of the British army, the ten
sion has been relieved, slnci) thcro Is
no longer any ground to drend that tin
lo83 of life was accompanied with dis
honor. Tho details today show tho catas
trophe In a brighter aspect.
Tho full battailous wero not engaged,
and therefore tho list of prisoners is
materially reduced, whllo tho disaster
now appears to have been not so much
tho consequences of defects In tho plan
of action us to misfortune whereby the
nnliimii una ilnrlt.ml it itn ntimilltlf
tlon. Still. It seems Incomprehensible KULKH'H 1L(1CK,
why the plight of the luckless column
wns not known at headquarters as the
scene of the surrender was only abou;
llireo miles northwest of Ladysmlth,
and Lieutenant Colonel Carlton must
hnvo expected relief to reach him or
Instead of attempting to occupy u tlo
fcnslvo position he would have retrac
ed his steps to Ladysmlth, when li(
suffeted.tho loss of his ammunition.
Apart from General whites state
ment that the losses arc very numer
ous, tlioio Is nothing to Indicate the
extent of them except a vague report
that the soldier who brought the nown
to Ladysmlth said tho British dead and
wounded were lying In heaps and that
hundirds needed doctors. This, how
eer, Is hardly borne out by tho Tong
list of captured officers.
The concluding sentence of General
White's despatch, relative to tho safety
of Ladysmlth, was received hero with a
certain reserve. In view of tho fact that
similar official assurances were given
recently at Diuideo nml Glcncoe, anil
there Is Intense anxiety for news of
tho renewed attack which Is not men
tioned In the dispatches.
The calamity has served to alarm tho
British and their friends. The papers
comment on tho splendid reserve of
patriotism existing In tho fnr-awav
Colonies nnd tho deep seated feeling of
friendship and sympathy of the
gieat kindred nation across the Atlan
tic. The Standard sums up tho feeling of
tho nation, saying: "From tho United
States and our colonies alono wo hear
the voice of friendly sonow and en
cournuement. Hut thnt suffices. All
others are welcome to congratulate
themselves over tho misfortunes of
Tho wur office lias mado a welcomo
concession to tho public desire for
news. Hereafter every postolllco will
bo open Sunday morning and will post
copies of all telegrams received by the
war office up to 1 a. m. Sunday.
It was learned today by a represen
tatlo of the Associated Pi ess that the
British Government hns been obliged
to refuso permission for the United
Stntes to send four officers to wntch
tho Transvaal war owing to the pro
cedent which only permits ono rcpro
sentatlvo from each recognized power.
Captain Stephen L'llommedleit Slocum,
tho United States Military Attacho at
Lisbon, has been selected. He was In
London today, buying nn outfit, nnd
sails Saturday. Colonel Samuel S
Sumner, tho United States Military At-
tncho here, remains in London.
UOEHS AltOUNU LADVSMITH.
London. Nov. 1. It was announced
today In n special dispatch from Uuly
smith that tho Hoers again closed
around that place on Monday night,
sending shells Into tho British enmp.
Tho two guns landed from tho Hrltlsh
cruiser Powerful opened lire on tho
Boers at dawn Tuesday. Tho lloers
brought up more guns, but sumo ol
them wero silenced. It is nuued lliai
the Boors' loss must have been heavy.
The garrlsun of Ladysmlth Is described
as helm: in cood spirits and confident.
nnd tho troops aro said to be full of
flcht. Tho artillery duel was still in
progress Tuesday night.
See him shoot."
Is all right."
ONLY .$1.25, at
Pacific Cycle & MTi Go.
R. A. DEXTER, Manager.
and Coffee Pots,
Pacific Hardware Co,, Ltd,,
Is on In full swing, and we are prepared to
outfit you In anything vou may require In
the way of Full Dress Goods.
HERE YOU HAVE a partial Hit of the
many things you will want for the open
ing night: A full dress suit, either
Tuxedo or skirt coat, a full dress vest,
white or black, a full dress shltt, a full
dress tlea full dress pair of gloves, set of
full dress studs and cuff buttons, and a
ALL THESE THINGS may be had at
either of our two stores, and at prices that
will astonish you. Our dress suits are
from the BEST manufacturer In the
States, and require no altering; they fit
when you put them on, and that is more
than a tailor-made suit will do.
WITH THE COMING of the S. S.
Australia also came our delayed stock of
Straw and Felt Hats, which we will have
on show to-day: also a magnificent line of
Neckwear, the largest single Importation
of neckwear ever made In this town for a
WE CANT BEGIN to mention the
styles; you can have anything In the way
of scarfs that arc worn, In a variety of de
signs, and silks that will astonish you.
We Mako Shirts to Order.
Nos. Onnil II Hotel street, nml
Coi-ncr Fort and Hotel Btrccts.
THLUI'llONCS 676 AND 96.
Commencing Monday, Nov. 4th,
ON ACCOUNT OF THE RAINY WEATHER, OUR SALE OF
WILL CONTINUE ANOTHER WEEK,
TEMPLE OF FASHION
holiday wear, Ji st
Prices loc nnd tc tier vnnL
Line of beautiful LADIES' CAPES, suitable for cold weather and
landed bv the Australia.
First line of Ribbons, former price 25c, reduced to 5 cts per yard
First line of Laces, former prices 15c, 20c and 25c, reduced to 5 cts per yard
Ladies', Belts at ......5 cts each
Ladles' Shirt Waists, at, ia cts each
Ladles' Collars, at 5 cts each
Ginghams, at : 20 yards for Ji.co
Fine Lawns, at 20 yards for t i.eo
Lace Curtains, at Half Price
Ladles' Undershirts, at 1 5 for 25 cents
5SyA beautiful chance to buy goods at very low prices, at the Temple of Fashion,
commencing next Monday, October 23, 1899.
M. fALAU, Manager.
When the Patent Office
Grants a patent on a food product, you may be sure that the article has merit',
orlclnalitv and novel features, which must he new or nn mtrnt rnnM tv tri-utf.!.
This applies to the
4 ALPHA HOME PUDDING.7
Not a simple cornstarch preparation, but something new. Five kinds to choose from
for six persons, and at the low price of 10c, or i for 25 cents.
Cocoanut Farina, Chocolate, Rice, tapioca, and Lemon Cream. One Pudding enough
Telephone 080. Orpheum Block, Fort Street,
A full line of Staple and Fancy Groceries at Lowest Prices.
ii tn 11 ,i. '-
"The Man With the Hoe," etc., by Mark
ham. "Makapala-by-the-Sea" new book on the
Islands, by Miss Prescott.
"Stalky & Co "-Kipling.
"David Harum," (the book of the year,)
"When Knighthood Was In Flower Cas
koden. "In the Forbidden Land" Landor.
"A Dash for a Throne" Marchmart.
"When the Sleeper Wakes"-H. G.Wells.
"The Jacksonlan hpoch" Peck.
"The Development of English Thought"
"Reminiscences" Justin McCarthy.
"From Sea to Sea" Kipling.
"The Capslna" Renson.
"An Incident and Other Happenings"
"Through the Turf Smoke" McManus.
And hundreds of others.
J. lVL WEB,
S16 FORT STREET.
PETITION FOR PEACE.
IJorlln, Nov. 1. Tho Tagohlatt says
Count Bothmer, President of tho (ler
man l'oaco Societies, lias telegraphed
to Queen Victoria praying her to ac
cept tho mediation of tho United
States In tho war with tho Transvaal.
FRA DIAVOLO PLHASED ALL.
A much smaller audience than the pro
duction deserved greeted the Boston Lyrics
Miss Stanton has the principal part and
covered herself with laurels again. The
disrobing scene in the second acf while It
caused In the beginning a certain un
easiness among the audience generally,
was so nrettllv and modestly done as to
allay all thought of vulgarism. The
fin.-ifp In this act was the best rendered of
all the pretty music and the performers
were twice encored.
Fra Dlavolo as played bv Mr. Hallam
was exceeding well done although In the
"Serenade" In the second act the high
falsetto notes might just as well have
been omitted. They gave the appearance
of straining the voice.
The parts of Bepno and Giacomoby
Messrs Kunkel and Rockwell were amus
ing and well played there being nothing
done to produce a laugh not consistent
with the parts portayed.
The costuming and music were excel
lent and the choruses beautifully drilled.
Tomorrow night "Martha" with Miss
Nellie Andrews in the title role will be
the production which If It Is as well en
acted as was the play last evening should
draw a large attendance.
Which Is now on sale
at the lowest market rates.
Non-Shrinking Patent Red
wood Tanks, assorted sizes,
from 00 to 10000 gallons ea.
Best Rubber Hose, assorted
sizes, to 2J inch.
Suction Hose and Steam
Hose, assorted sizes.
Different kinds of Packing,
Patent Wash-Out Closets,
with latest improvements.
Penn. Lawn Mowers, 10, 12,
Hand 1? inch.
Steel Road Scrapers, Tubular
Wheelharrnws. P.hnmntnn Ca
nal Wheelbarrows.Extra Heavy
Breaking Plows, Aving s bteel
Plows, Perfect Rice Plows, as
Tbe Hawaiian Hardwhie G.
Fort streets, apposite Sprvktls1 Bank
Spend Your Money
Abroad You Are
Making It Here.
We beg to announce to the public that
we are maklne ereat preparations for the
coming Holiday Season, and will have a
large stock of well-selected goods from the
principal factories of the world. Our buy
ing Is done by a concern which has had
many years eknerlence in this business,
and controls the largest trade on the Pacific
Coast. We promise ourpatrons that many
new articles In our lines that will be shown
in San Francisco can be found In pur store.
Our stock will comprise
FINE PLATED WARE,
HAWAIIAN SOUVENIR SPOONS,
HAWAIIAN SOUVENIR CHINA,
RICH CUT GLASS,
FINE BOHEMIAN GLASS,
FRENCH CHINA, GERMAN CHINA,
And Many Novelties.
All goods sent out as presents will be
prepared In a separate department, where
they will be put up In the best of style,
using fine boxes, paper, etc.
Our Holiday Season will open about the
middle of November, which will clve our
friends on the other Islands ample oppor
tunity. You will be able to give more
presents this year, because our prices are
Special care given to mall orders.
-Von HoU Block, King street.
Mrhnt street entrance nex; lotke
Peatefflee, thiengb eur Arod,
H H H H M
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ic lujoiugmjo uuio uu laoiuo 110151110 j
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pronounced by Dr. C. B. Wood as being the purest and best
drinking water obtainable in the Island, which is now being
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OUR GUARANTEE: We guarantee to all pur
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months, provide rapid transportation to the highest lots on
the property, connecting the same with the Honolulu Rapid
Transit Co.'s line on Pauoa Road, at the beginning of Kaiu
TERMS : cash, l$ in one year, in two years ;
interest 6 per cent, per annum on deferred payments.
Our carriage will convey parties desiring to inspect the
property to and from the same.
For maps and full particulars call at our office, Rooms
7 and 8 Progress Block.
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That is what our customers say
concerning the rapidity with which
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That is their comment concerning
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