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HONOLULU, fTEBRITOKY OF HAWAII, WEDNESDAY. .IANTA11Y 2, 1001.
PitidK 5 Gents.
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Startjjng Aoident New
Year's Morning Upon
JAPANESE MAN IS
VERY BADLY INJURED
Four YoungiChildren of Mr. and Mrs.
J. B. Pratt Have an Almost
Miraculous Escape, ftW .
Yesterday morning n terrific oxplo
Moil occurred nt Pacific Heights. 11
was n. marvelous providence that a
fearful calamity lis not to be recorded
ns tho result. Bad enough It was,
though, with a Japanese workman tor
rlbl Injured, while four children of
one family had such a narrow cscnpo
as neither they nor their parents will
J 1). l'ratt's sen nut. Ah Sam. hat
(nought home a lot of firecrackers fo
the young folks, tio prepared to have
n giand New Year's morning setting
tliem oft. Mrs. Pratt told tho children
to go a safe dlstanco from the houxo
foi fear jof fire. On the terrace In front
of the house and -close by the electric
i in line stood a tool box that, for the
uJU'i't part, had soma tlmo been emot
lt was now supposed to be empty.
vwlieu In reality It was charged with
death. The day protons, It would np-
pear the forman of grading opcrh-
. tlu'i.i on the Heights had deposited ".
the Iiox several eases of black powder
To this box, as an Ideal stand for
their exhibition, the children repalrc I,
'Hi v were two girls and two bo)s.
tin. eldest n girl of 12 jears. For somo
time ever) thing was gleeful. Mr
l'rut, passing tho place on his nv
do vii town lu company with his neigh
boi, F E. Nichols, was pleased to see
his little ones having such it good time
Just as he was leaving the car at the
foci of the hill, ho heard n rather Ion I
explosion. As Chinese bombs had been
iieton.itlng all night all over town,
neither he nor Mr. Nichols thought of
imj tiling being wrong. After he had
settled down nt his disk In the IM og
ress block, however, he received n tele
phone message sajlng that an expla
slon had happened opposite his housio
and that n Japanese boy wns badly in
jured Dv. Galbratth had been summonrl
and' made quick time, the electric car
taking him from tho power house to
the summit In six hilnutes The doc
tor found tho poor Japanese severe1)
hurt In the ee, elbow and leg on the
Mr, Pratt gained a pretty lutelllgllo
Idea 'off how the ncelelentidiappenci'.
The children sat on the tool box and
iised punk to light tho nrecrackois
They stuck the punk rods In cracks In
the box cover. After they had be;n
enjojlng the sport a whila. the eldest
child felt the seat growing rati' r'
wain). She Jumped off the box and I td
the others do tho same, telling them
there was fire In the box. Just then
Mrs. Pratt came out to see how tl u
children were doing. Obserlng tho box
on Are sho called out for the chlldien
to come away. The Japanese yard l.oy
saw the trouble and inn to put the tiro
out with the hose, but It not being
lung enough lie picked up a sako tub
containing water and dashed the con
tents on the flames.
At that very moment tho exploslo i
occuired. It blew the tool box Into tin.
UE OFFER FOR SALE
corner of Lunalllo and Pllkol
Streets, 8 room house, elec
tric lighted. 236 feet of
Also the adjolnlnc 6-room
house, with, lot 41X200.
McClellan, Pond & Co.
Tel. Main 69. Judd Building.
discoverable atoms. The Japanese
was hurled some distance, and wheth
er from flying debris or violent con
tact with the earth perhaps Irt part
from Loth he was Injured as stated.
What a fearfully narrow escape the!
children had mar M'meaxured by the
few mfliutes ihai elipsed between the
tlma they were sealed upon the death
holding magazine and the instant of Its
explosion. Hut this was not nil In the
case of tho eldest girl. She had been
earning water In her hands to put
on the Are from tho same tub that It.
Japanese picked up, only desisting an I
scampering up the terrace after her
little sister and brothers when llu
man seized the cssel. She told her fa
ther that they felt the explosion
"blotting them up hill " Thc were but
twenty or thlrtj feet away from the
exploding magazine. As It was they
rccelvcd somo scratches from hurtling
The flfty-slx gambling cases which
en me up for trial on Monday and wore
continued at the request of the atto.
ncy for the defendants, were tailed in
the Polite Court this forenoon. Attor
ney Drooks asked that each ease 'k
tried sepaiatcly as the circumstances
In each case were somewhat different
lhls was the first time that an ntto
ncy hud tried this kind of n thing li"
foro Judge Wilcox ami the Judge, sit
ing a few of the possibilities should he
accede to the wishes of the attorney
smiled and slowly began to speak us
"I'll till yon how we inn arrange
this little matter, Mr. Ilrooks We wt'l
allow jou to try these cases separate
1) hut wo will Impose n few condition)
Hero arc some of them. You will be
ntlowed to try one case a da and no
more and each day, everj one of She
defendants will have to be picseut In
court. This I think will take us mi-.ll
Mm ill. It would not be unite fall to
go nlong with all the gambling cases In
a string ns there would be no time lefl
for nny other cases
"Now then, there Is something mor-
The law places the fine for gambll'M
at $1000 as the highest limit. 1 he lu'l
now 4s on! one eighty-third of th'.H
amount and I think this Is rldlciiluuslv
small. Wo will make the ball $10 lu
the caso of each man. Even this Is ;
rldicutauslv small amount."
Having delivered this little specc'i
the Judge settled back In his chair
and watched the result. During the
time that had ela'psed between the time
that tho nttnrne) made his petition
ana tno ctosn or tne juiiges woicis. inei
former had undergone a change of
mind and was pcrfectlv willing to ti.
tho cases In a bunch. In fact, he wns
so witling mat lie wanted to uj two
separate bunches of cases together but
Judge WII...X thought It was best t,
proceed In tlie rcguhr wa) II wis
whlspcicd about the court room that
this would prnhabl) hei the last time
Attorney Ilrooks would ask to bn.e
the gambling cases where a lot of men
were caught together In thc'silme room
tried Hcperntcly. e '
'Ihe Hawaiian law for tho prhmotlon
of forestr). which requires thnt 250
feet of land shall bo reserved for forest
on either side of a public load, virtu
ally collapsed this morning exccptlm;
where it may he applied to land owned
bv the Government
Mr. Hatch submitted the case of tlu
Puna Sugar Co against tho Tcrrltorv
of Hawaii to the Supreme Court upon
a brief. Die company seeks to nsse.t
Its right to clear and cultivate land It
holds in fee simple right up to Hid
line of the road. Its title existed be
fore the road was built.
Attornc) (Joncial i:. P. Dolo nn
nonccd thnt ho had neither argument
nor brief to offer on behalf of tho Oov
ernment. . Justice (Jnlhrnlth remnikcd that It
plated the couit In a somewhat em
barrassing position to hnvo hut one)
side of a case submitted to It.
Tho Attorney General then stated
that, while It was his duty to represent
the Government In matters wherein II
was Intiested, ,yet ho must deellno to
present an) argument thnt wns not
candid and honest. In tho present can",
the law was clcarl) opposed to the
fifth amendment of tho United Stnten
Constitution, which forbids that any
man Bhnll bo deprived of his propertv
without compensation and clue proccis
GRIFFITHS In San Inane Isco, De
cember 21, Mnbello F. beloved
daughter of Captain V. II. and Ma
itetta Grimths, a slstci of the lataT
Alfied Griffiths, a nntlve of Sm
Francisco, nged 20 )cats, 2 months
nnd 4 dn)s. (Honolulu papers plear.e
Special attention Is called to tho dis
play of to) s and Xmas goods at I'. D
Kerr & Co.'s. A full lino Is In stock
ond of the very finest.
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IE OF POWERS
One' Positive Step in
v l Made,,
OCCUPATION OF PEKIN
MAY CAUSE DELAY
United States is However Indifferent
to this Detail Li Hung
Chang Is Unable to
Washington. Dee. 20 A cnblegn n
received nt the State Department from
United Stntes Minister Conger dated nt
Pc king on the -'4th Inst, stntes, that lb
formal meeting between the diploma
tic representatives nnd Prime Chlng
took place on the 21th. Chlng present
ed the credentials himself and I.I i
Hung Cbangvvho was unable toiittcmlj
owing to Illness, to the diplomatic re
rtsentatives, who handed to him the
liiteruiitlhii.il note The ofllclals of tl.t
State- Department nie unwilling to ven-i
turo n guess as to the length of time
that will be consumed b the Chliuse
Government In consideration of Hie
The Inst article of the note notifies
the Chinese (Jov eminent that tho occu
pation of Chi I.I and Peking may con
tinue until the Chinese (Internment
has compiled with the tonus of the
note It ma) be stated howevet that
the 1'nltcd States Is not hound or af
fected h this condition. Our oceu
pincj from a mllltnr) point of view
Is ended nnd there Is no disposition
to renew It. As foi tin- other power.
It Is expected that the main olwtncie
the) will encounter In withdrawing 'in
eltr this condition will be found In the
dttllcult) In obtaining satisfnitor)
giiaiantees upein the Chinese promise
to pay Indemnity.
The Money Stage.
New York. Dee 2t A dispatch lo
the Tribune from London sis
The Chlnn question has vlituii'V
eieheil the niciiiej point. The amount
of the Imleinnlt) to be paid will proh-iimvc
abls leiiulre mans weeks of cliliiina -
,, ((,nsultntlon Sir Ilolieit MH'l
Knows better than mo bod else wh.'t
(ll , .w, ,j the Chinese govern-
ninIlt without the complete suriender
f ,er taxing and lovenue lesources
, n.irope but bankers In nil the eapl-1
,., nlll prefer to have a g.eat Ion
underwritten by the poweis the mselv.s
and full financial control established
b) an Intel national commission foi the
payments of Interest and sinking fund
Another B&r Trap .
. "if or, British-, Force
Cape Town, Dec, 20 A squadron of
Ycomanr) which had been following
tho Doers from Drltstovvn Is report-1
to have been entrapped. There were
several casualties, It is said, und the
remainder of tho force wns captured.
General Kitchener left Naauwpoirt
and has gone northwards
' Tho rapid concentration of tioops In
the disturbed districts through the
personal cncigv of General Kitchener
has nlla)cd the local uneasiness
PAT CROWETHE MAN
St. Joseph. Mo. Dec. 20 Tile lo
cal pollco have been unable to locate
Pat Crowe, wanted for kidnnpliig
) oung Cudahy In Omaha, lwo officcis
dcclaiu the) saw Clowe here a da) m
two before tho kidnaping but he can
not ho located now. Somo believe
Crowe Is being secreted hero by per
sons who aro known to be friendly to
HAD RELATIVE. II11RB.
Stockton, Cnl , Dec. 21. Hubert
Klrhland and James Mc Malum, two
men employed on tho Hoss Sargent
lunch near Now Hope, vvero drowned
somo time during last night b u cnit
In which they were riding turning over
and throwing them Into a"large drain
Tho ditch was drained toda) hut
neither body was recovered. Klrkland
was a bookkeeper nnd had iclntlvcs lu
Honolulu Mt .Malum was a laborer and
eamo from Canada.
Lute .Sudor Market.
Now Yoik, Dec 20 Sugar Haw,
stead); fair refining, J'it, tcntrlfi
gal 90 tcbt, 4shc; molasses sugnr. 3l',
refined, ejuhti crushed Gc; powdered,
B 70c; granulated, 5 00c,
Fort Dodge, la . Dec. 23 I). Allle of
Omfflin, loaded with n huge amount of
c&dlcoln. for the i nssesslon of which
iit'dan give no satlsfactor) explana
tion, Is under nrrcst In this city on
suspicion that he Is one of the kldnip
crs of Kdnnrd Ci dah Jr He has been
Identified as a former employe of the
Cudahy Packing Company nt South
Omaha, nnd the Omaha police have
cnt urgent messages Insisting that he
be detained till the) can Investigate hit
The steamship Zealaiidla airlvcil at
2 15 this afternoon hnvlng left Sin
I'ranelsco on December 2fith nt J Pi
p. m She brings 37 cnbln and 7".
steerage passengers and 113 bags of
mall. On Dee. 2Gth the steamer ox-
perleneeel strong northvvesteilv winds
nnd rough sen. and fiom that time or
until she nrrlved here she experienced
moderate tc light wlnels and fair
wrathcr lei exact time (roll) port
to port wns (. d.ijs and 22 hiiu,ii
Anong the p.isscngcis was Dr I. I?
Cofer. tho now quarantine oflleer. who
Is nceomp.inled b Ills wife nnd thurh
ter. The "nlimillu brought 2-' Portu
guese Inboiers who are on their w tv
to the Inland pi Dilations.
'I uvn. Dee. 35. Fighting Is.
going on at Dc Anr Particulars iiu
unobtainable Two hundred l)oo h
have left JJrltsiowu after iciminnndeei
llig all supplies available
Maseru Dec Jl 'I he "Hrltlsh ai
pressing Ciiinmniidniit I)e Wet In the
London, Dee. 2". l-oid Kitchener,
telegraphing to the War OfTlie und'i
date 4f Nnaiivvpocirt, December 24tii.
reports ' 1 horn croft's mjiuntocl In
fnntiy have occupied llrttstowu with
out opposition 'I ho liners retired to
th ciuirtli In the dlicctlon of Trlsk I
The will hi followed up'
l.onilon, Dec. 25 The position of
Capo Colon) Is hanging In the hal.ttu
According to the Morning Post's Cape
Town correspondent, everything le
pends upon the qiinntlt) of ammuni
tion In the possession of the dlslo) il
Dutch residents. 100 of whom have
Joined the Doers llithn Phllllpstown
Hllstilti oiilv nncreKctlc. measures
i,roI1 thvn , Bltm ,i,e invasion
, ..... ,hore? 1h iiunuPHtioiuililv clnncer til i.
parties of Iloers will get through Into,
parts of the colon) nnd gradually rn re 1
the whole Cape In rebellion, Itelti-
frcenicutB can arrive nono too soon
iUM ,lf tllc ,gpiitilieH from Cipe
1(mn ,ucrllj0 ,lie rall,Prg ag .lolug
lutle arm ,, a8 1)Plng rilI,5 ,.
fIo8Pll ,,, ,.oriI Kitchener's combliia -
Hon. Lord Kitchener Is In the heart f
the disaffected districts He has t.v
advantage? of Lelng personal!) ac
quainted with local conditions I .a t
March ho supervised the suppression
of the rising which occurred then. He
Inglugl'doun tbjqusnnds. of troops
the north,' ' ' t ), i
Minneapolis. Dec. 25 A special to
the Times from Vancouver. I). C.
states: News of n terrible massacre of
the reform forces In China and the be
heading of twenty -seven of Its lendois
wns received here today In a cable
gram sent to W. A. Ciimreiw.'secretnrv
of tho Chinese Reform Association In
Ameitcn. The engagement took place I
In n populous section of the Ynng-tsn
valley. It resulted In the killing of
1500 men and the complete demotallzi-
tlon of the reform forces In tho bulllo
Into which the icfoimers were brougli.
The Chinese here nio loud In their ex
pressions of disapproval of the rein
duct of the campilgn by thcli leaders
Portland, Or., Dec 25 J A direct lino
of steamers between Portland nnd Ma
nila will be In operation by fcliruniv
20th. Tho Oregon nnd Oriental Com
pany. In order to nccommodatn tho
growing trado between the two porK
lias deelded to put Into commission thu
steamers Monmouthshire nnd Carmar
Tho Btenmcrs will bo placed exclu
sively In tho servlco and mnko reg i
lar trips. For the past year tho whole
salo Jobbers of Portland have been
trying to secure tho establishment of .1
lino of steamers to Manila They sent
a representntlvo thero to Inquire Into
tho trado conditions, nnd tho nov
steamship lino Is the result.
A complete now Btock of shoes has
been received nt L. H. Kerr & Co.'s
ehec store, corner Fort and Hotel
ttreets and will bo Bold at tho merest
shaving of profits.
THU WATERMAN IDEAL TOUN
TAIN PHN. All sizes, nil shapes. H
RLFORMERS ARE ROUTED
Circuit Court Judgment
Affirmed by Supreme
The Norwalk Insurance Company
Must Pay $5110 and Interest
from Date of Fire
Points of Law.
Arthur G Merlcourt vs Norwalk
I'lre Insurance Co has been decided It)
the Supreme Court, constituted bj
Chief Justice Frcar, Justice Onlhralln
nnd Circuit Judge Simile) In phec cf
Justice Perry, nhsent The opinion is
written b Justice Cilbrnlth and sign
Much Interest attached to tho tr'nl
In the Circuit Court, which was reviv
ed immediate!) afteiwaril on a chari'
against Captain Cliiney, one of the Jit
tors, that during the pendency of th
trial ho had expressed hlinsclf stronM)
(Hltitlili. Ill toi-inn flf urptllillon tnunlil
, .,,,, ,.,(.,.
f (.- "ill ii'tciui, mill luniiioiu - vuiili'Uii'
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les generally. Thero were two poli
cies of Insurance Involved one on the
houke'iTiid the other on Its contents
nnd the cases worn, consolidated and
tried as one action, hut separata ver
dicts were rendereif On the) house poli
ty the Jury letiirneel n verdict iigalnH
the defendant for the full nmourt
c lalmud. $2250. nnd on that for tl e
contents for f.'Mil). with Interest frn.n
the cjnte tho il.eniands urcrucd. the
aggiegate of principal being $51 10. The
house was a comparative!) new one at
Knllhl, built by Y. O Sullivan for him
self The defendant tame to the Sn-
Ipiemo Court on exceptions alleging
slxtj-nlne se-pernle and distinct errors
of the trlil court Not one of these 1 as
held, however, nnd tho Norwalk In
surance Co, must pay the Jiidgmnt
The law of the opinion Is thus set
I, The latitude allowed to counsel In
the cross-examination of witnesses Is
largely In tho discretion of the ttlal
.niirC anil In nut n nrnnnr rnlls.. tir
m wUm mch ,,. h
1)Wn opprrg8,vely abll8t.(,.
2 Whero proofs of loss are prepaid
In the of Ike and under the advice, all
,"" . '",,'"', ,L- " '" iherel.
! ,ho"fl ' h e 7' (r;
,. .'',,'. oujcs.iu.cie.eei
and Instruction of the company's an
3 Evidence of previous flies In
which the plaintiff hnd suffered loss
and collected Insurance not admlsslb'e.
unless the previous fines were a patt
of u system of (rands of which th
Are In question was an essential step.
4. An Instruction asked by the de
fendant and modified by the conrt and
Sltcn In .the, fallowing language. "If
rynu Dm! that (jif JmjuredfdJd'not truly
state IiIb Interest, in the property cov
ered b) cither of the policies, as 'or
stating that ho owned property which
In fact belonged to his wife, and did
so deliberately knowing the statement
to be false, then such policy is void nnd
the plaintiff cannot recover" held to
be a correct statement of the law.
5. Tho trial of the cause commencd
on Tuesday and closed Saturday even
ing. On Friday morning defendants
agent and attorney learned of certain
rumored misconduct of one of the Ju-
rors Indicating, on the part of the Ju
ror, strong bins and prejudice against
Insurance companies No notice of
this fact was brought to the attentlnl
of the court, and tho trial continued to
verdict without objection. Held thiu
the defendant did not use proper dili
gence to entitled It to mnke the al
leged misconduct of tho Jurur tho bas's (
of a motion for a new trial, thnt by
silence and Inaction It waived suDi
right. If any existed. fJ
Judgo Sllllman presided nt the trh.l
below. A. 8. Ilumpliroys and J T. Do
Holt for plnlntlff; Kinney, Ilallou &
McClanahan for defendant.
Class in Fencing
Is Now Sure Thing
Enough men hnvo seen Mr CoaH of
tho Y. M, C. A. about taking lesson In
fencing to assure tho formation of n
class Tho number must nccessirlly
ho limited as each member of the cli-'S
will bavo to be given Individual lu
ptruclon nnd only an hour n week wilt
bo dciv cited to this branch of the gjm
nnsliim wink. The fit Bt meeting of tho
cl isH will he on Thursday night at 7 JO
o'clock. Tho niles of fencing with
cuts of tho different positions lo be tnl.
en whllclndiilglug lu the sport havo
been placed on the walls to glvo mem
hers of the class a better understanding
of whnt Is to be done
Mr. Coats announces that tho even
ing class In gymnasium work will re
sume Its workun Ftlday night at the
usual time. There has been a rest of
two weeks Indulged In by the class on
account of the coming on of the holi
days. Kvery member Is requested to
be In his place at the proper time.
It Is estimated by Secretary Co'o
mnn of tho Y. M, C. A. that there were
In the neighborhood of five hum! re I
people present nt the Nc Year's recep
tion yesterdn) forenoon and afternoon.
He and nil the others connected wltn
the arrangements for the reception
were much gratified at the liberal wnv
In which the call for refreshments was
responded to lij the friends of the nc
soclntlon. There was a lot of food left
over and this was sent around to the
poor people of the clt) to brighten 'ho
advent of the New Year for them
Seattle, Dee 25 -Captain M Motllor.
tin nffleor of the North German I.lo)il
Steamship Compnn). Is lu tho clt) on
his way to Han Francisco He Is lu
spec ting Pacific ports partlculnrl) Se
attle) and San Franc Isco. with u view
to the establishment b) his compauv
of two Orlentnl lines, one to Japan an I
Australia and the other to China Upon
his leturn to New York he will sub
mit an olllclal upon relative to tho
Importance and conveniences of tho
ports visited Captain Moeller slid.
"I have nlread) made soma Investi
gations of the Seattle harbor facilities
nnd Intend to nnke a careful tour of
tho water front, Seattle has n fine m
turnl harbor and a few )ears will Bee
It Improved to a gieat extent. My com
pany Is looking over the field with .1
view of In time Installing n Pacific ;ser
lce, and It Is for thnt reason that I am
"I hive tilrendy visited San FrnnelJ
to, which has (treat I) Improved lu tho
last few years I wns also In Portland,
and was much pleased with that illy,
hut the hurbor facilities could be im
proved rucoint seems to be a good
town, with good harbor facilities, but'
to a casual visitor the volume of trade
sec ms less than In the other cities.
"I am superintendent of the Hobok'ii
I docks, controlled h) the Mo) ds. and
have been In thnt position four ye-u.
We have most of our veen-els In Atliu
tlc waters at present. Some of them
wen In Sun Francisco last )e-r, but
1 think that all have been returned to
tho othei line.
"When Ihe North German l.lo)d
Cnmpaii) enters this field, which will
ho on!) n matter of time. It will put cm
new vessels onl). nnd will use every
endeavor to get a fair share of thy
Captain Moller will leave for the
IJast by wa) of San Francisco tomor
Fiom San Francisco, per str. Zealii
dla, Dowdell, Jan. 21.. Ilearwald. II.
W. Illoom, C. J Campbell, Dr. I.. E.
Cofer nnd wife. Miss II. Cofer. N, K.
Cramer, Miss Dowsett, Miss G. Dow
sett, W. A. Drlsroll, P. K. Unebo II.
T. Gilbert, J. K. Hqlland, Mrs. Grnc"
Hudson. H. T. James, F. M. King, MUs
K. Kramer, 11. T. Marsh, Miss K Mays.
II. F. Moclnc Geo. Pearce, Mrs. Jdl.
1111)111111111 UIlll C'llllil, ..linn ivy itiuM.iu-
son, I. llobensteln, Miss I.. I), Smith,
D. C. Williams, M. Ilosenberg, Mrs.
Itnsenlierg nnd child, J. Ilosenberg, W.
O llean. S. M. Ilallou. Mrs. Dr. M. V.
llarr), I. C) Gray. F. Shingle, Mrs. E.
A dainty piece ot lacquerware or
some odd-Ioktng Japanese curio would
make an excellent Christmas present.
For sate by Iwakaml, Hotel street "
How many men are troubled
with perspirinR feet, causetl
by the shoes being tiyht or
by too much walking.
Wi. Have Thi: Shou which
is made to prevent prespera
tioi, it If called the
Cushion Shoe '
The shoes are neat, stlish
and attractive, made in tan.