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HONOLULU, H. 1., THUESDAY, JANUAHY 4, 1000.
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DEATH OF D, B, SMITH
Falls Dead Id Presence of His Daugh
ter at Occidental Hotel.
Heart Disease tbe Cause Masonic Funeral
la San Francisco Sketch of
Career In Honolulu.
). B. Smith fell dead In his npntt
ments at tho Occidental hotel, San
Tranclsco at 8 o'clock Sunday night,
December 24. Ho was conversing with
his daughter, Miss May Smith, when
lie dropped from his chair to tho floor
nnd never spoko again. Before any aid
rould reach him, Mr. Smith was dead
It transpired that, within nn hour of
his sudden taking oft, Mr. rimlth had
taken a dose of bromide as n specific
An autopsy was held on tho body of
the Honolulu capitalist on Christmas
day, which showed that il'Mth was
caused by dllltatlon and fatty degen
eration of tho heart, and might havo
been hastened by tho use of tho drug.
Coroner Hill explained that bromldla
contains considerable bromide of po
tassium, n strong heart opprcssant, nnd
Is neier prescribed by physicians when
they suspect r.ny weakness of tho
Tho fuuoral of D. B. Smith was held
from the Masonic Temple, Posjt and
Montgomery streets, at 3 o'clock Wed
nesday afternoon, under the auspices
of Fidelity Lodge, No. 120, P. & A. M
Interment being in tho Masonic ceme
tery. A. T. Barnett, W. M., conducted
tho ceremonies In tho Templo with rare
'ImpresulvenesB. A male quartet In a
hrgh nlcovo opposite tho V. M.'s chair
unng the hymns beautifully. Thero
was an attendance In the lodgoroom
of about eighty, a third or so of tho
number In Masonic regalia. Among
Honolulu friends observed present
were Mrs. James Campbell, Mrs. Orau,
Sirs. Hutchings, Miss Howlund, Miss
Oman, Messrs. C. A. Brown, Harry
Roberts, W. D. Alexander. Jr.. J. II.
Love. Frank Andrndo and D. Logan.
The pall bearers were Messrs. Henry
Fisher, Edward Biuggo and P. Rupp,
lepresentlng the Masons, nnd Walter
I'omroy, Peter McDonald and John
Campbell, residents of Honolulu. Mr.
Fisher Is father of Colonels J. H. nnd
Will Fisher, who lately paid his sons
hero a a Islt.
There wns a long procession of car
l luges to tho cemetery. Tho Bulletin
representative) was unnblc to follow
tho body of his old friend to tho gravo,
us tho steamer taking him homo was
announced to sail that evening;
David Brona Smith was n nativo of
Htatorivlllo, North Carolina, and aged
M years at death. He came to Hono
lulu fifteen years ago and started a
1 1 oiler coaster nt Beretanla and Punch
bowl streets, upon tho same slto a llt
Itle later erecting a rink for toller skat
ing. Mr. Smith engaged in theso popu
lar amusement enterprises, however,
only to put in time while promoting
itto electric light In Honolulu. In this
bo was Indisputably the ploucor. Rep
resenting tho Thomson-Houston Com
pany, a leading electric lighting con
cern of tho East, Mr. Smith succeeded
In having a plant Installed In Iolanl
palace for King Knlakaua. Many resi
dents will remember tho exhibition of
arc lamps ho gavo In front of tho pal
noo for tho purpose of convincing tho
Legislature of 1880 of tjiti excollenco
(if electric lighting.
Mr. Smith made a good thing out of
his electric light agency, nnd next
h topped Into the mercantile arena ua
proprietor of tho first exclusively shoo
store of Honolulu, under tho namo and
style of the Manufacturers' 'shoo Com
pany. Ho conducted this business
prosperously until a year or so ago,
when ho sold it out. Lattcily ho had
made a good strike In sugar stock
speculation, and at his (Until was nc
( (Hinted a man of wealth,
Hvangclist Moody Dcntl.
East Northfield, Mass., Dec. 22.
Dwlght L. Moody, the evangelist, whose
fame was world wide, died nt nls home
. here at noon today. His family was
gathered at his bedside and the dying
man's last moments were spent In com
The Evening Bulletin, 75 cents per
SURVEY BOARD REPORTS
Recommend Taming Over Wreck to
Detail of Incidents of Accident and Condition
of Wrecked Ship William Carson-Report
to Consul Haywood.
The Board of Survey appointee", by
tho American Consul to Investigate tho
condition of tho wreck of the William
Carson, an account of which was given
In yesterday's Bulletin, handed In a
report, extracts of which read as fol
lows: "Wo find said barkentlns, William
Carson moored In 10'fathoms of water
about one half mllo off Wniklkl reef,
to e'aMwardof tho bell buoy, with
chains about CO fathoms each, secured
to tho after bltts and forestny, respec
tively, leading to 2400-lb anchors.
Tho report then gives n detailed ac
count of tho condition of tho vessel's
spars and hull as near as could be dis
covered, and then continues'
"She had been In collision about 8:40
p. m. December 27, 1899, about 14 miles
southeast of Diamond Head with the
Wilder S. S. Co.'s steamer Claudlno and
had been towed to her present position
by tho harbor tug Eleu (assisted for it
time by tho U. S. S. Iroquois,) and by
tho Wilder steamer Lehun.
"In our opinion tho William Lnr
son should bo taken posscssmi of by
her master, and wrecked for tho benefit
of her owners and underwriters.
We also recommend thnt nu Investi
gation bo held before a duly authorised
court to determine tho responsibility
for tho collision."
Further action now rests entirely
with Captain PUtz, nt whoso request
tho Board of Survey was cnllcd.
Jupancse arc Rustless.
Tho Japaneso In Chinatown nru rest
less today. Confinement within tho In
fected district 'docs notfelt well oil their
minds and tho Inspector an J guards
aro on tho qui vlvl after anything that
looks llko trouble, Many of tho former
havo nrmed themselves with revolvers,
ns It Is necessary for them to lie about
In somo of tho most secluded localities
and they do not Intend to bo taken un
awarcs. Death of a Native.
A nativo died nt Walklkl last night
nnd n request was mndo by tho attend
ing physician that a post mortem ex
amination bo hold. Tho body was re
moved to the raorguo and tho decision
reached that tho death of deceased wns
caused by lung trouble."
Roberts to the Front.
New York, Dec. 2j. A cable to the
Sun from London says: Lord Roberts
sailed today to take command of the Bri
tish forces In South Africa. He will meet
General Kitchener, his chief of staff, at
Gibraltar, so that they will have a fort
night aboard to consult about the plan of
campaign. This will be an entirely new
campaign on a new basis.
On to Manila!
A Complete History of
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Philippines, with an Ac
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Patting a Stop to Food Sop
ply of Transvaal.
Another Battle With Boiler's Forces
Anticipated Lidysmttb in Sad
Straits Germany Divides
New York, Dec. 28. A dispatch
to tho Herald from Berlin, Bays:
"Tho Lokal Anzclger publishes
tho contents of the Germnn-Eng-Ilsh-Portugucso
secret treaty. This
double treaty will hnve cxecutlvo
forco ns soon ns the Swiss jurists,
Messrs. Dlacsl, Itcnsler and Ool
datt, havo given a decision In tho
Tho decision, it Is expected, will bo
given In Jnnunry or February nnd will
probably bo in favor of England, In
which case Portugal must pay to Eng
land and America nn Indemnity of
England obtained In 1891 from Por
tugal tho right of pre-emption In Deln
goa bay, tho cession of Delngoa bay to
England may therefore bo expected
In March next.
It Is possible that President Krugor
may now declare war on Portugal and
attack Dclagoa ut once.
In order to prevent any Interference
with Franco or Russia, England con
cluded n secret treaty with Germany
regarding tho complcto partition of
Portuguese colonlnl possessions. Ger
many Is to rccclvo all Portuguese pos
sessions In Asia that Is to say Timor,
Goa. Damalo, Macao and Dlu, with
twenty thousand square miles of ter
ritory and n million Inhabitants.
Germany further receives In Africa
nil Portuguese territory northof Mo;
znmblquo except a strip of land threo
miles wldo for Mr. Cecil Ithodes' trans
nfrlcan railway. For this tho German
Government will pay Portugal 25,000,
Tho surprising part In tho statement
of tho Lokal iinzelger Is that It refers
to Asia when It has repeatedly been as
serted at tho Foreign Ofllco thnt tho
treaty only refers to Africa and did not
refer to Asia. It must, however, bo
remembered that tho Lokal Anzclger
was In a position to publish tho Samoa
treaty twenty-four hours beforo tho
official publication took place. England
receives tho remaining Afrlcau pos
sessions of Portugal which contain
2,000,000 squaro kilometers and havo
Tho consent of Portugal In this ar
rangement' has already been obtained
Tho Lokal Anzelgor declares It has
news from such a sourco that no de
menti Is possible.
War News Brief.
Now York, Dec. 28. A dispatch
to tho Trlbuno from London, says:
Tho announcement of tho Berlin
Lokal Anzelgor that under tho so
crct stipulations of tho treaty
Germany will tako Portugal's
Asiatic colonics and tho territory
north of tho Zambesi nnd England
Dclagoa Ray Is tho most startling
news of the day.
Tho authority is not official and
tho statement of concerted action
by tho powers against French and
Russian occupation must bo ac
cepted with reservo until tho For
eign Offlco confirms It. Tho al
leged payment of 25,000,000 marks
for Germany's sharo In this terri
torial trado also seems doubtful.
Some dlsclosuro of this kind has
been expected In diplomatic circles for
several weeks slnco tho necessity for
shutting oft tho supplies of nrms and
ammunition for tho Transaavl has be
come npparcnt with tho prolongation
o. tho war.
Whllo tho Russian press forecasts
tho occupation of Herat as tho first
conscquenco of their occupation of
Dolagoa Bay, tho French Journals aro
curious to know what the Washington
Government will do regarding tho seiz
ure of American vessels by tho British
navy. Whatever that -action may bo,
reports that Mr. Choato has Intervened
In tho matter are picmnturo nnd un
founded. Tho British prize courts will without
doubt bo allowed to do their work pre
cisely as tho American prlzo courts
operated during tho wnr with Spain,
tho questions of tho contraband of war
and neutral rights will bo argued In
Russian and French rumors that nil
! neutral powers will lntcrveno If Eng
, land takes effective measures for clos
ing tho back door against the entrance
of contraband of war Into tho Trans
vaal nro colored by the general belief
that there Is n secret agreement with
Germany relating to any emergency
which may nrlso on tho east coast.
Tho War Office has repeated tho ex
periment of supplying tho country with
a brief summary of news from tho Beat
of war apart from the casualty lists.
While the situation Is reported to bo
unchanged. Gen. Gatacre's motive In
occupying Dordrecht Is disclosed as a
deslro to re-open communication with
tho Indwo Collieries and General Meth
uen's forco Is shown to bo vigilantly
watching the enemy nnd reconnolterlng
his lines with mounted Infantry.
Tho Boer force beyond tho Modder
river Is also reported to be Increasing
and tho Queen's messago has been re
ceived by the koldleis with great en
thusiasm. This news Is of grcntcr
value than tho belated dispatches from
both Gntacra nnd Mcthucn iccelvcd
from special correspondents.
From Bullcr'8 headquarters thero Is
no ofllclal Hows, but thero nro lively ac
counts of outpost skirmishes in front
of Colcnso, In which the Boers killed
two men ono day nnd tho British two
men tho next day, ono surprlso follow
ing tho other like n Roland for nn Oli
ver. Tho outpost affairs bring out tho
high utility of the Natal mounted
force, tho valuo of which hns been nt
Inst nppieclated by tho British generals
for tho work of scouting.
that battalions of Infantry nro going
on to Durban and that a serious Dutch
conspiracy has been discovered during
United States Consul Mncnim will
not arrive In England until week after
Another Battle Expected.
London, Dec. 28.-1:30 p. m. Today's
nows from Natal conveys tho Impres
sion that Duller Is Intending another
attack upon tho Boer position. Cer
tainly tho Boers nro not Innctlve. At
both Modder rlvor and tho Tugcla they
aro sold to bo strengthening their
forces and extending dcfenslvo works,
which In both cases nro seemingly al
Mr. Churchill's reference to Lady
smith may Imply that tho situation of
tho garrison Is more despcrato than
had been supposed. Tho Boers con
tinue fortifying tho hills commanding
tho town. Genernl White, however,
hollographcd that all was well In Lady
smith on December 2Cth.
BOARD OF HEALTH ENDORSEDf
At n meeting of tho Trustees of tho
Hawaiian Sugar PlantUR' Association
hold today, the following resolutions
Resolved, That tho vigorous policy
pursued by the Ilonul of Health in
combating tho extension of tho plague
Is heartily approved, and that tho
Trustees assure tho Bonnl of Health or
their support In its efforts to plnco Ho
nolulu In a sanltnry condition.
Resolved. That tho Executive Coun
cil bo urged to recommend to tho Coun
cil of State to appropriate all amounts
of money which may be required by
tho Board of Health to fight tho plague.
Prom Executive Bulldlnjh
Mr. P. J. V. Skiff .Director In Chief
of tho Exhibits of tho Paris Exposi
tion, telegraphed Minister Mott-Smlth
"Am awaiting advices of Hawaiian
exhibit. Second and last Government
exhibits forwarded from Baltlmoro
about January 20. Spce resorved for
Hawaiian list of exhibitors wanted for
catalogue Am anxious to furnish any
information and lender any. assist
ance." Tho Evening Bulletin, 75 cents per
STILL FIGHTING WITH FIRE
Merchant Street And Chinatown Scene
of Cleansing Flames.
Other Cases Reported Today-Ignorant Japa
nese Ugly Compliments for the Firemen
-False Walklkl Rumor.
2:30 p. m. This Is ono of tho
worst days In the mutter of plague
that has been experienced since
the second outbreak. One case of
tho dread disease, was removed
from tho Jobs houso on Pauahl
street to tho Chines' hospital yes
terday. Early in the afternoon a
Chinaman who died nt the Chlncso
hospital was found to bo afflicted
with tho plague. The two Merchant
street Japanese late In tho after
noon made four cases. One of the
Japanese taken to tho plaguo hos
pital died this morning and his
body Is now at tho morgue await
ing a post mortem examination.
Then n Chinaman died at tho
Chlncso hospital this morning nt 4
o'clock and his caso was found to
bo suspicious. Tho last caso Vas
that of Leung Yet, who died this
morning. His is n suspicious case.
An autopsy will bo held this after
noon. Kcknullkc Street Fire.
Tho biggest fire of tho flvo started
by tho Board of Health slnco tho sec
ond outbreak nf the plnguo Is raging
this afternoon In tho half block on Ke
knullko nnd King Btrccts. Every fire
man Is busy at bis post .tnd Btrcanw of
water from tho city mains nnd tho sea
aro being thrown on the buildings It Is
desired to protect.
The flro wns started nt nbout 1
o'clock and the flames spread rapidly
At nbout 1:45 o'clock firecrackers In
one of the stores got started nnd, ac
centuated by explosions of tins of kero
sene oil, cicatcdj iwroar that could bo
Tho flro la an cxtunicl." hot ono and
Chlncso nnd Jiipnuebc of buildings
near by are standing on the roofs of
their places with buckets and garden
hose. However, thero Is no danger
thnt tho flro will spread. Tho firemen
hnve tho flnmes well In hnud and tho
wind Is, very conveniently, blowing
from the northeast so thnt the heat is
Bent toward Kcknullko street Instead
of In th cdircctlou of tho houses on tho
other sldo of tho dividing alley running
in from King street.
Tho first thing this morning tho boys
from Englno Co. No. 1 nnd tho Chemi
cal Company took their flro apparatus
to Merchant street nnd, having sot flro
to tho building In which tho Japan
ese woman and child afflicted with the
plague, had lived, started to protect tho
surrounding buildings from fire. It
was not long beforo tho Infected soda
water shop was razed to tho ground,
without fire being communicated to
any neighboring buildings.
Immediately after this flro tho en
gines went to tho Joss houso on Pauahl
street Just below the cnglno houso nnd
In a short time, thnt placo was In
flames. Pollco and soldiers wero on
duty nnd everything wns done In nn
Tho spectators wero more than
pleased with tho work of tho flro lad
dies. They certainly havo dono good
work from tho very beginning. As
close ns other houses are to places
burned, tho boys havo succeeded In
checking most satisfactorily any flames
from spreading to tho former.
This was noticed particularly in the
Joss hoiibo flro. In that locnllty tho
houses aro very close together. Chuck
Sing's now frame lodging houso Wni
klkl of tho burned building ns well ns
tho buildings on tho Ewa and makal
sides, escaped without a scratch
through tho extremely good work of
tho members of Honolulu's nro do.
In commenting on tho efficiency of
tho. flro laddies this morning, Minister
Cooper said: " I am much pleased with
tho work of tho flro department. I bo
Ilovo they could go into n house nnd
burn out ono room without harming
tho remainder of tho building."
Sixty-two people wero removed to
tho plaguo hospital In Knknuko yesterday.
Sbe Had No Premonitory Illness Prifate
Funeral In San Francisco -Final In
terment at Honolulu.
Mrs. WIdemann, widow of tho late
Judge H. A. WIdemann, died at her
temporary residence In San Francisco
on tho evening of Christmas Day. Her
death camo with cruel suddenness to
those of her family who attended her
from Honolulu. Tho circumstances of
tho good Hawaiian lady's decease weto
Christmas the birthday anniversary
of her departed spouse, and this on'u
the first slnco his death. For tho half
a century of tho couple's wedded Ufa
It had been the Invariable custom of
Mr. WIdemann to eclebrnte his blrth
day with a family reunion. An Indis
pensable fctnurc of the celebration wns
a Christmas trco for tho delectation
not only of his own children, but thosn
On this last anniversary Mrs. WIde
mann and the members of her family
with her, through far from the old Ho
nolulu homo, had arranged to hold tho
time-honored festival. Mrs. WIde
mann took Intense Interest In the prep
arations. Sho assisted her daughters
In decorating nnd loading tho tree, but
Into in the afternoon retired to her
room as If for rest. Mrs. F. W. Mac
farlano shortly went to her mother nnd
asked If sho were 111. Mrs. WIdemann
answered In effect thnt It was nothing,
only sho desired to bo alono for n while.
Let them go ahead with tho Christmas
tree, and nllow her to stay with her
When, n little later, Mrs. Macfarlnno
becoming alarmed Insisted on sending
for n doctor, her mother protested
against that being done, saying:
"Leave me alone. I want to ho uUli
A doctor was summoned, however,
to whom Mrs. WIdemann said sho wa.i
not 111, only having u slight pnln In tho
back. Then nlmost Immediately shu
was seized with a spasm, nnd In flvo
minutes wns dead.
A prlvato funeral ceremony was to
bo hold Inst Thursdny. Tho body was
to llo In a vault until next month,
when It would be sent to Monolulu for
Interment. Mrs. Wldemnnn was 6C
years, soven months nnd ono day old.
She was tho mother of Mrs. II. R. Mnc
farlane, Mrs. F. W. Macfnrlnne, Mrs.
J. M. Dowsett, Mrs. C. O. Bergcr, Mrs.
Lanz, Mrs. C. Conradt, Miss Unnn
WIdemann, Carl Wldemnnn nnd H. A.
Wldemnnn, with wiuim sho leaves
Plague in New Caledonia.
Sydney, (New South Wales), Dec. 25.
It Is reported that the bubonic plague
has made its appearance In Noumea, capi
tal of the French penal colony of New
Caledonia Ten Kanakas have succumbed
to the disease, and four whites have been
attaclteJ. The disease Is said to be on the
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