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HONOLULU, H. I., MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1899.
Pbiob 5 Cents.
WITH THE COLORED 40th
THE ROAD WORK WILL GO ON
CHILDREN TO MAKE GIFTS
Aalalnuwas at Kauai. ft
A Book on Hawaii
HILO RAILROAD IS BONDED
Deed ol Trust Executed to First Ameri
can Bank tor $460,000.
Big Business Assured for'ibe Dllllo&bam Rail-
Project on Hawaii-Win Flaw
Large Share of the Bonds
Tho Hllo Railroad Ck has executed
u deed of trust to the,Flrst American
Bank of Hawaii 09 1U entlro franchise,
rights of way and all property It has
now and may acqnlro for tho seucrlty
of $150,000 6 per cent bonds. Tho
bonds are payablo In 10 years and due
I In 20 years. Eltty thousand dollars of
! the amount Is fn $500 bonds tho rc3t
of $1,000 each.
The grading for tho road Is over ono
v halt completed and, nearly all material
Is on hand at mio. Tho machinery for
the maAluo and enr auops la now on
the way nncl expected at Hilo this
Said Mr. Paxton, of tho Hllo Ratl
t'o.: "If thcroad wcro now In running
order it would bo hauling an enormous
amount of freight for Olaa and more
thanicarulng tho Interest of tho bonds.
from Hllo to Olaa will bo
a4d In wfirklng order wlth-
uniracts have been made
plantations on tho lino to
Sling. Under these con
tracts thcroad will do the carrying
for a term or forty years."
Mr. Dillingham, who is now In tho
United States, will cither tako or place
n largo portion of tho bond issuo.
FEVER A1VD IOP1UM.
lUmitv Mnralinl P li 1 1 1I tl fTWOrtll TirG-
Bided over two Inquests nt tho pollco
headquarters this afternoon, ur. u. u.
Wood, Dr. C. B. Cooper und other
steamship and hospltnlneoploUcstlfi
Tho first caso was that of an ox
sallor of tho Claudlno. Tlio finding by
the jury was that tho man camo to
his death from natural causes. Tho
caso was diagnosed as fovcr.
There has been conslderabcl talk
since the affair becam known concern
ing the sudden death of anatlvo who
expired a few minutes after appearing
at th Queen's Hospital and stating that
ho was suffering from pains in tho
stomach. It was brought out In evi
dence that tho man was known as an
opium fiend and tho conclusion was
that he killed himself accidentally by
taking an overdose of the drug. Tho
man was' a South Sea Islander, namo
unknown and without friends or rela
NOT ON PROMOTION.
John F. Colburn and Prlnco Cupid
having returned frqn Kauai aftor a
stay of sevral days on tho Garden 'Isle,
mo rumor that they wero about to
"spring" a new plantation schemo be
camo current. On being Interviewed
Mr. Colburn said thero was nothing at
nil in this report. Tho trip was made
solely for tho purpose of looking Into
tho matter of boundaries of some of
the Kapllanl estato holdings n tho
Hanapepe river, Kauai. Thcso are
very valuabl water rights and their
pssesslon may In time cnablo tho es
tato to become a factor In one or more
plantations alrady' established.
How the Khalifa Died.
Cairo, Dec. 2. OBccrs from tho Sou
dan, who have arrived here, say that
when General Wlngate's force over
took the Khalifa the latter tried to
outflank tho Anglo-Egyptians, but fail
ed. Seeing his position was hopeless,
tim ivhniifa bade his Emirs stay with
him and die. He then spread a sheep
skin on the ground and sat down on
it with tho Emirs on each sldo of him.
The Khalifa was found shot In tho
head, heart, arms and legs, and tho
nmirs were lying dead beside him.
The members of his body guard wero
all dead In front of him.
General Wlngato's force swept- over
them without recognizing tho Khalifa
and his Emirs, but they wero Identified
later. Tho Khalifa la described aa ot
medium build, strong and stout, Of
light brown color, and wearing n long
Llhue, Dec. 9. The "engagement of
Miss Charlotte Fountain of Nawlllwlll
to Albert Gandall, son of John Gandall
of Llhue, Is announced.
WEDDING STATIONERY, Engraved
II. F. WICHMAN.
Col. Jones will soon Issuo an order
discontinuing drills In tho National
Guard till after tho holidays.
Sidney C. Blddell, formerly a school
teacher," has been made a deputy clerk
of court to All a vacancy.
' The roaJP
i In sixfoil
. J usm
Hearty Good Will And Strict Discipline
on the Warren. -
Lt.-Col. Ducit of a Family or Dublin Giants
Friendship Between the Officers Soldiers
of a Jolly Lot of Fighter;,
A few minutes beforo C o'clock Sat
urday attemocn tho transpprt Warren
resembled nothing so much as a huge
beo hive, a continual hum of voices
proceeding from her, with now nnd
then a hearty burst of laughter coming
from the lower deck whero tho men
were congregated In largo numbers
amusing themselves In tho ways pecu
liar to tho colored soldier.
On tho forward deck, two soldiers as
black as ebony, wcro sparring. On tho
other sldo of tho deck amusement was
furnished by two guitar players and
qulto a number ot dancers, tho cako
walk being mostly In evidence. Every
where .on board could bo seen tho
amusements of thcso careless, happy
and free hearted 'soldiers of Undo
Sam. Thero was very llttlo letter
Somo of tho replies mado by them
when questioned, wcro quite amusing.
Ono man, when asked what part of
the States ho was from replied, "Down
Alabama Is whnr ma babay Uvea, when
at homo I'so with ma honey." Another
when.nsked where acertain officer was,
said, with a Jerk of a stubby black
thumb towards an officer on tho upper
deck, "Hlm's 'im." Tho "hlm'a "Im"
referred to Was Lieutenant Colonel
At G o'clock tho bugles sounded "Re
treat," nnd ns tho Stars and Stripes
were lowered from the peak tho band
played "Tho Star Spangled Banner."
In 'an Instant, every man, with the ex
ception of two, was on his feet and un
covered: whero there hnd been noth
ing but activity and noise, everything
was now absolutely silent and not a
motion was to bo seen among the 800
odd men. As soon as the band ceased
playing tho two men referred to were
ordered rrom tho sheltered corner in
which they wcro sitting, taken beforo
an officer and immediately put In the
guard house. "Lax In small things,
lax in laigc,'' remarked the 'oClcer,
adding, "Discipline Is everything and
wo have one of tho best disciplined
regiments In tho army and It shall bo
kept to that standard."
Tho white officers of the regiment
aro on very friendly terms with tho
colored officers who aro In command ot
tho companies. The color lino Is not
finely drawn nnd the majority ot tho
colored officers speak vory highly of
their treatment and associations with
their whlto superior officers. The whito
officers recognize tho undoubted abili
ty ot tho colored officers, and while It
Is true that they do not eat at the same
table, it is simply n caso of fraterniz
ing with thoso of their color. No 111
hvlll lb felt on cither Bldo and on duty
and off thoy aro brother officers. This
is gained from rcllablo sources both
whlto and colored officers.
Lieutenant Colonel Ducat lias been
In command of negro troops for qulto
a few years and distinguished himself
whllo In command of D Company of
ino ramous zuu lniamry, uoioreu
Regiment, at Santiago. In appear
ance he is an Ideal soldier, bolng fully
G feet 3 Inches tall, weighs zoo pounds,
and Is tho youngest ot a family of six,
ho Is also the smallest. His grand
father, who was also the smallest of a
family of six, came ot a family known
as "Tho Dublin Giants."
Colonel Ducat says that tho colored
troops possess undoubted courage and
never fall to give a good account ot
ENDING OP THE SEASON.
Sale of seats Is on all this week for
the wind up of tho opera season. Col.
Thompson himself will bo In tho box
office every day to attend to all details,
including tho adjustment of season
tickets. The repertotro for tho engage
ment of tho season Is as follows:
Tuesday, tho 19th, Faust, with Mrs.
Montague Turner as Marguerite;
Thursday, La Somnambula; Saturday
matinee, Erminle: Saturday night.
Princess of Treblzondo; Christmas
night, faro well, Cavallelra uustlcana,
tho second act of Fra Dlavolo, Intro
ducing the famous sextet and thefflrst
act ot Boccaccio, in which Miss Stan
ton will sing tne Hawaiian song "Like
no a Like."
A Scenery Room. ,
An addition, which will bo a marked
and needed Improvement to the opera
house, will soon bo mado. Thero is to
be constructed, Immediately at the
rear of tho building, a scenery room ot
nmplo proportions. For a long time
the stage has been.overcrowded, it be
ing necessary to set qcenery about tho
Members of theatrical companies
visiting Honolulu aro.,unstlnted in
their pralso of tho arrangements and
furnishings ot the local house. It Is
tho unanimous statement' that tho
dressing rooms aro far and away ahead
of the a vera go and that the supply ot
scenery Is better than In most cities
threo times tho slzo ot Honolulu. The
work ot providing tho establishment
in tho first place was well done.
i nt reports comes irom Kauai or m
a big run of Aalalauwas at Hana
maulu on Saturday night. These
are the red fish whose coming to
the shores of the Islands Is said by
the natives to foreshadow the death
of an Alll or some Important change
In connection with the government. -
Shortly after the last appearance W
of Aalalauwas, the death ofCapt. 8
King, Minister of the Interior, was
considered as the fulfillment of the
prophecy. From now on the super
stitious will watch the course of
events with additional Interest.
The natives at Hanamaulu caught
over five hundred of the fish, which
Indicates that the run was large
enough to warrant serious import
to be given It.
The prompt action of Congress
on the territorial bill will fulfill the
prophecy of the soothsayers as well
as the death of a prominent per
THE MONEY IS PAID OYER
C. B. Reynolds, cxccutlvo officer of
tho Board of Health, goes to Molokal
this week and on returning will mako
hlB final recommendation on tho dis
posal or distribution of the Lepers'
Merry Christmas Fund. It U proposed
to send 120 to tho Kaplolanl homo at
Knlihl. This would leave $530 and it
tho cash Is distributed allows CO cents
for each person In tho settlement nnd
leaves a small balance This plan has
been suggested by a number ot people
and Mr. Roynolds has It under scrioun
consideration. Nearly all of tho young
sters and many of tho older pcoplo
would like to have tho llttlo amount ot
cash to uso as they like.
This correspondence shows that tho
fund business has been settled up In
tho proper manner.
Honolulu, Dec. 11, 1899.
Mr. C. B. Reynolds, Exccutlvo Officer,
Board of Health, Dear Sir: I tako
pleasure In handing over to you the
sum ot $550, tho net proceeds from tho
entertainment given In Kaumakaplll
church, Dec. Gtlt., for tho benflt ot tho
Lepere' Merry Christmas. It is placed
In your hands for distribution among
tho inmates ot tho Leper Settlement,
Molokai, as you think best, so thnt all
interested may bo benefited. Your very
sincerely, WRAY TAYLOR.
Honolulu, Dec. 11, 1899.
Wrny Taylor, Honolulu, Dear Sir:
I havo much pleasuro in acknowledg
ing the receipt of $550 raised by you
for tho Lepers' Merry Christmas, and
on behalf ot tho Lepors sincerely
thanking you and all thoso who havo
so generously contributed in various
ways to tho fund. I shall havo much
pleasuro later on In making known
tho way tho fund has been disposed of.
Very sincerely yours,
C. B. REYNOLDS,
Executlvo Officer, Board of Helath.
ST. LOUIS AND TOWN.
A football gamo for Saturday next Is
being arranged between the Town and
St. Louis teams. The later organiza
tion has been In existenco all season
ana is said to be In flno trim. The raw
or rusty material of tho Town aggrega
tion will bo put through paces In
earnest every afternoon and evening
The St. Louis-Town gamo is to be on
tho campus of Oabu College, by cour
tesy of President hosmer. It Is not
generally known, but the old Maklkl
baseball grounds havo been abandoned
tor all time as a sporting field. The
grand stand is down and tho high
tenco has disappeared. Tho land be
longs to Gear, Lansing & Co., and has
been cut Into building lots and will be
occupied very soon by residences. A
number ot sales havo been made and
new houses aro to go up without de
lay. This vicinity of Maklkl Is ono of
the cholco resident districts ofe the
town. During tho past year no less
than a scoro ot handsome residences
have been built In that neighborhood.
Among the Breakers.
Frank C. Smith and Lilian F. Smith
are two record breakers at rlflo and
revolver practice now appearing at tho
Orpheum. Lilian Is a natlvo of Cali
fornia. From childhood this young
lady has excelled In tho use ot tho rlflo
as a huntress, till at tho present tlmo
sho beats tho world's record for fancy
shooting. Her principal feats are
breaking ten glass balls with a single
loading rlflo in eight seconds, also
twenty balls with a magazine rifle In
eighteen seconds. Two other clever
shots aro those In which a card repre
senting tho five of spades is hold up
and each spado shot through In turn
and breaking a glass ball attached to a
string revolving at tho rato ot two
thousand feet per minute. Frank
Smith also exhibits somo Ono samples
ot revolver practice. Saturday even
ing brought tho cake walk contest to a
closo, Miss Edith Fletcher and Herr
Busch securing tho prize. Tho presen
tation ot Backs ot candy and a gift to
tho matlneo children was much appre
ciated by the youngsters.
Cabinet Orders Completion of Important
Highway on Big Island.
Gomnment Patient Created -Action ot Rejected
Contract Laborers -Liquor Licenses
Brewer's Wharf-Map ofOahu.
It was decided by the Cabinet this
mornlnK'tliat at least ono road needed
on Hawaii should bo continued to com
pletion In spite of tho exhaustion of
tho appropriation. This Is a much used
hlghwny out of Kahuku. It was found
that the money was all gone and tho
roao. sticking up In tho air 4,000 feet
from tho point designated in the sur
vey as the terminus. Tho President
and his ..ministers ordered that con
struction should be continued till thero
was completion, that tho Minister oc
tho Interior should approvo tho bills
nnd that tho Lcglslaturo would bo de
pended upon to relmburso tho neonlo
who at this time stood willing to seo
that work and material pcoplo wcro
fully protected by getting cash In hand
when thefr contracts woro carried out.
Sergt. Peterson, ot tho National
Guard Regiment, who was Injured In
the sham battlo at Punahou on
Thanksgiving Day and who has been
In tho hospital ever since, is officially
declared to havo sustained his hurt "In
active service." This is tho opinion
of the Cabinet duly recorded, and
Smith Is to be regarded as "govern
ment patient" In tho hospital nnd to bo
treated without cost to himself or
friends. Someone fired n "blnnk"In
Peterson's faco during tho heat of tho
battlo between tho first and second
Tho Minister of Finance has been In
structed by the Cabinet to hereafter
retuso utterly landing to such Japanese
laborers as aro rejected at Quarantine
by tho inspectors for tho planters.
These aro disability cases nnd tho men
found to be unfit for service as labor
ers are to bo kept nt quarantine at
tho oxpenso of tho planters till shipped
oack to their own country. Tho per
centage ot Immigrants unablo to pass
physical examinations hero is very
small, but thero havo been a number
ot cases la which thcy,somchow man
aged to get ashore whllo being held for
an Orient-bound steamer.
Several applications for rctnll liquor
licenses at Holualoa, Hawaii, wero re
fused. Lovcjoy & Co., nnd Peacock &
Co., are to havo liquor dealing licen
ses for Kahulul, Maul. P. Cockctt and
A. V. Tavares wero applicants for li
censes, but will not receive tho requir
ed permits for dealing In beer nnd light
A number ot tho merchants ot the
city unlto In a potltlon to tho gown
ment to widen Brewer's wharf. Action
on tho part ot tho authorities is de
terred for tho reason that the plans
for several changes nnd enlargement
of tho west side of tho harbor havo
gone on to Washington for approval.
Jaa. T. Taylor, tho civil engineer, has
filed an application for copyright of a
map of oauu island. Tho application
is referred to the Minister ot the In
terior with tho Instructions to Issuo tho
copyright if tho map comes within the
statutory description of original work.
A proposition concerning tho exten
sion of Alamoana from tho government
kerosene warehouse to Richards street,
through some of tho land ot tho Bishop
Estate, has been framed by tho Cabi
net to bo submitted to the trustees of
Tho Cabinet waB In session today un
til 12:30 p. m. and handled a largo
amount ot business.
AMOR1TA AND A VACATION.
Tho pretty opera Amorlta, which is
constructed somowhat on tho lines of
Ermlnlo, wa3 given on Saturday even
ing by Col. Thompson's Boston Lyrlo
Company In a satisfactory manner.
Tho audience was only of medium size.
Tho principal associates ot Miss Stan
ton In tho cast wero Misses MaoNeil
and Miss Leekley, Messrs. Hallam,
Rockwell, Henderson and Kunkel. Tho
scat occupants woro appreciative and
recalls wero plentiful.
It was announced by Col. Thompson
that tho house would bo dark this
week. Ho said that tho performers re
quired rest. It Is tho fact that they
havo been working here as nono of
them over havo before. The company
will open again next week and con
tinue tho season to Christmas.
Mr. Rockwell, tho splendid young
oaritone, and talented actor has de
cided to locate in Honolulu and will
remain behind when the company de
parts for tho Coast.
For Hurricane Sufferers.
Mr. H. W. Schmidt, Consul hero tor
Norway and Sweden Is receiving sub'
scrlptlons to a fund for tho relief of
tho survivors of two recent destruc
tlYo hurricanes visiting coasts of Nor
way. Tho loss of llfo Is estimated at
upwards of 300 and nearly 100, vessels
ox various sizes aro missing and un
doubtedly foundorod. Mr, Schmidt
found Kauai people responsive to the
call and will for a tlmo recelvo such
sums a3 may bo sent to him In this
Sabbath School Scholars to Reserve the
Money And Furniture Will Be Presented -Progress
ot Plans forObsenrance ct the Xmas
Season Trees Will Be Burdened.
Full head of steam Is now on In tho
work of preparing for tho observanco
of Christmas by tho various Sabbath
schools of tho city. Tho pastors, su
perintendents and commltteo members
are working earnestly on tho Important
At tho Roman Catholic Cathedral
thero will bo tho usual claborato musi
cal programs, with special masses by
tho Bishop, etc. Both the congrega
tions of St. Andrew's Episcopal church
havo outlined entertainment for tho
Tho youngsters ot Central Union
Sunday school rccclvo ono year and
mako presents tho next and this meth
od of alternating pleasuro and duty
is satisfactory to all. This is a gift
year. It was decided yesterday, with
Superintendent Wood presiding that
tho presents to bo bestowed should
consist of $50 cash for tho ChrlstmaB
festivities of tho children ot tho Pala
ma chapel parish and enough money to
furnish completely nnd nicely n room
on tho now "Mother Castlo Orphan
age." Thero will bo xcrclses at Central
Union Sunday school on Thursday
evening tho 2lBt Inst., nnd n holiday
rally on Sunday, tho 31st Inst. On the
latter occasion. Mr. Frank W. Damon
nnd Mr. Armstrong Smith will be
nmong tho speakers. Mrs. F. J. Low
rcy is director general of tho various
Central Union Snbbath school ovents
in observance of Christmas. There aro
a number of sub-committees and both
Superintendent Wood nnd Pastor Wm.
M. Klncnld aro In harness nnd pulling
Mr. John McTaggart is superinten
dent ot tho Sabbath school ot tho First
Methodist Episcopal church. Mr. C. B.
Ripley Is chairman of tho general com-!
mltteo on arrangements for tho ChrUt
mas festivities nnd Mrs. J. M. Mooro
is preparing tho details ot tho pro
gram. There will ho nu old fashioned
trco nffalr on tho evening of Friday,
tho 22d Inst. Santa Clans will appear
and strip tho presents and distribute
them. Rov. Mr. Pearson, tho pastor, is
taking an nctho interest in nil ar
rangements. Thero will bo cither a trco or a houso
or n chimney with gifts for tho chil
dren ot tho Christian church Sabbath
school, of which Mr. Walter C. Wccdon
is secretary. Mr. W. L. Hopper is
making tho arrangements and has a
number ot capablo assistants. It is
said qulto confidentially, that tho hard
working superintendent ot this school,
who has lately visited tho Mainland.
has in store for tho children a surpriso
of tho very plcnsnntcst sort. Rov. W.
A. Gardner, pastor ot the Christian
church, Is In poor health, but Is doing
nil posslblo to mnko the observanco of
Christmas tldo an cnjoyablo evening
lor tho children.
JOHN H. WILSON RETURNING.
John II. Wilson, tho general contrac
tor and all around business operator
writes that ho will return to the Is
lands by tho next Australia. John has
sent his company of musical Hawallans
East In chargo of a capablo man. ono
who was at ono tlmo on tho road with
tho Royal Hawaiian band. Mr. Wilson
has been looking moro and more Into
tho steamship business and will branch
out with tho local company with which
no is connected immediately on his re
turn. Ills latest purchaso la a small
boat which will bo brought down from
Seattle so soon as some necessary
changes can be mado at tho ship yards.
Mr. Wilson has a big contract hero In
tho new sewerage system. This Is bo
lng handled at present by his father,
unas. u. wnson.
Horses clipped In a humane manner
at tho Club Stables.
HAMILTON, BROWN SHOE CO.'S
For Sale by Manufacturers' Shoe
Wm. Nevlns Armstrong, who re
cently left the editorial chair of the
morning paper, will use most of his
time during the next year In pre
paration of copy for the book he Is
to publish on his trip around the
world with the late King Kalakaua.
Mr. Armstrong has some Coo pages
of notes made during the journey
and these tell of incidents In alt
countries. The work now under
way gives every promise of being
the most Interesting book on Hawaii
yet to be produced. Mr. Armstrong
was born In this country, knows
tne language and tne native people
and Is a master In observance and
appreciation of anecdote. Several
of the freest houses on the Main
land have made bids for the manu-
C script of the book. W
FOOTBALL AND CRICKET.
The regulnr team of Oahu College,
with several of the best players only
looking on, easily took Saturday's
game at tho college campus from tho
Town scrub team. Tho latter cloven
Included somo of tho best talent "on
tho beach," but It was not at nil organ
ized. Tho scoro was 18-0. Brooks, of
Butto fame, was fullback for tho
towns. It Is proposed Boon to havo
nnothcr meeting of these teams, tho
city boys In tho meantime practicing
tor a contest.
Thero was n cricket gamo on Satur
day at tho old Recreation grounds be
tween teams ot tho local association,
and players from tho cargo steamer
Blocmnfonteln nnd tho transport Wyo
ftcld. As Is usually tho caso when tho
11. U. C. boys go on tho field with visi
tors, tho victory went to tho residents.
Tho scoro was 02 to 90.
At Central Union Church this even
ing thero will bo n meeting of the
Standing Commltteo of tho society for
the transaction or rorniai business
At 7:50 on Wednesday ovcnlng thero
will bo held tho annual business meet
ing of tho Central Union church for
tho election of officers. -. -.
At 8:1G on Wednesday ovehlng,Uro -i
will bo held tho annual meeting of tho
church and congregation for tho elec
tion ot officers.
Tho Choral Society, of which Mrs. J.
W. Ynrndley Is tho leader, will meet nt
7:30 on Friday evening next.
Captain Warwick Killed.
San Antonio. Texas, Dec. 2. Tho
killing of Cnptaln O. B. Warwick, of
tho 18th Infantry nt Hollo, on Novem
ber 20, In a brush with tho Insurgents,
was a shock to n largo military colony
at Fort Sam Houston, whore his two
sisters nnd a niece, resde. Captain
Warwick was a natlvo of Alabama. Ho
entered West Point in 18GS. graduating
i two years later. Slnco 187C ho haa
been with tho 18th Infantry. Ho was
vory popular with tho civilians, ns well
ns tho military class.
Dlpthcrta at Hanamaulu.
Llhue, Knual, Dec. 9. Pcoplo of tho
Lihuo and Hanamaulu districts aro
somewhat wrought up over tho ap
pearance of diphtheria at the latter
place. In tho family of a Portuguese.
Two have been taken down since Tues
day last and the place is now under
strict quarantine bo that a spread may
be prevented. Dr. Watt ot Llhuo Is
Drummers Are Thick.
Llhuo, Dec. 9. Drummers are as
thick as quail on Kauai Just now.
Thero wero four In Walmea the other
day and throo wero traveling for liquor
houses In Honolulu. An enterprising
Nawlllwlll drummer stole a march on
tho bunch and went Just a day ahead
of tho liquor men.
Dr. Posey, specialist for Eye, Ear,
Throat and Nose diseases and Catarrk.
Masonlo Temple. ..
jaC1 0 1
Co., Fort St., Sign of the ?i tm