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EVENINO BULLETIN, HONOLULU T.,H., MONDAY, JAM, i, 1909. "
THE OTHER DAY when an Elderly Gentleman backed me up against the corner clpur store, and enquired if I was the "OPPORTUNITY" Man. I admitted the soft impeach
ment and also smiled widely. The E. Q. grabbed me by the colt lapel and delivered himself to .this effect: "There never was a gold mine. There isn't one today. There
never was a cent made in any kind of mining. The only reason a gold mine is called a gold mine is because people are foolish enough to dump their good gold into it. They
never get any out. And as often as not there's no mine at all. He knew. He had invested in mining stock once. The thing was a fake, of course. No more mining stock for
him, Not in a thousand years." i
Now, wouldn't that upper-cut you? Where his Nibs thought the world's present supply of gold came from, gets me. Perhaps he thought it all came from Bishop's
Bank. The E. 0., nevertheless, is representative of a class of people who swallow the bait of any fly-by-night fakir, or wildcatter who peddles out cheap stock and promises the
earth, or at least a thousand dollars for every one put in. His proposition may be the wildest kind of "Wildcat," his roseate statements entirely unsupported, his "mine" a pipe
dream, and he himself belong in jail, but if his stuff is only cheap enough a cent or two a share they will buy it. Such people are not investors they are "suckers" buying
experience. But they hurt legitimate mining because ever afterwards they will keep on telling how they "invested" in mining and lost th:ir money.
With regard to the Elderly Gentleman, I steered him along to my Office, showed him ore specimens, photos, charts, maps, Government Reports, and statements of Honolulu
people who have visited the "MAYFLOWER." He revised his conviction about gold mlning'to' the extent that there was, at least, one gold mine, and that we owned it. Before
he flew, he broke in for 1000 Shares. Other mining stocks and other Mayflowers can h' bought at less prices, but our Mayflower is the Mayflower Quartz & Channel Mining Co.
and the price is 25 Cents a Share. Drive a tack in that fact. 4
Yes, our "MAYFLOWER" is the real thing, with assurances attached. Buy the Stock at 25 Cents. You're mining a trick if you don't. Be brisk and get in your order.
Buy it. It's a brilliant buy. BUY "MAYFLOWER" STOCK. BUY IT NOW! ' ' ,
M. IVAtf: DOW,
Fiscal Agent Mayflower Mine
George M. Shaw,
Agent, Hilo, Hawaii
Suite $1 & 52 Alexander Yoimg Bid
Buy It Now
Night Rider Assassins
Aim To Kill Lawyer
UNION CITY, Tenn., Jan. 2. An attempt was made today to as
snsslnnto Attorney Genera! Caldwell, who Is conducting the prosecution
against the nlghtrldcrs Indicted (or murder. Beverul shots wcro fired at
him In the attempt to put him out of tho way. The assailant mnde good
Union City, Tenn., Dec. 21. Tho
night rider oath In full Is hero given
(or tho first time:
"You do solemnly swear In tho pros
enco of Almighty Ood and thouo wit
nesses that jou desire to become n
night rider; that you will not wrlto.
tulk or toll to any one tho secrets of
this order of night ilders; that If you
lo talk, wrlto or toll to any person
liny of tho secrets of tho order wo nru
permitted to do with J oil as wo see
(It, and you know death, hell and
destruction will ho yonr portion, and
that your body will not bo burled In a
griueyurd. Do you willingly and froe
iy submit to all this, so help you God?"
Union City, Tenn., Doc. 21. Tho
ptato practically completed Its case to
day against the eight nllcged night
1 liters on trial for tho murdor of Cap
tain Itanklii, when It drow from Frank
Fehrlngor, a member of tho band, a
detailed statement, not only of tho
Hanken tragedy, but of a scoro or
more of other outrages. It also called
Mrs. Umnia Thurman Johnson, ono of
two women whipped by tho hand, and
had her tell her story.
Tho startling testimony of Frank
Fehrlngcr Invohlng the men as ac
tual participants In tho murder of
Captain Itunkln was given with an ox
uctltudo of detail that wus amazing.
As Mrs. Johnson's namo was culled a
murmur of satisfaction aroso. Nearly
every ono know sho had been whipped,
but except tho grand Jury and proso
cutlng officers no ono hud heard her
Visited By Riders.
Mrs. Johnson had married Joo John
con, a man 30 joars olldcr than she,
and lived with him for four jears,
when a child was born. Last August
sho sued him for divorce, charging
cruelty and asking maintenance. Early
in Soptomber tho riders visited hor
father's homo and left word that she
must withdraw tho suit. Sho failed
to do so and on a second lstt her
father was whipped.
Mrs. Johnson obstinately Insisted
.hot sho would press tho case. Then
tho men filed out Into the yard to con
milt. In n fow inlnuteB they returned
rinlou, sho said, stepped over to tho
bed and said:
"Como with us."
Woman Is Whipped,
i Two others of the band seized tho
oung woman, draggod her roughly
from tho bed nnd hurried hor ubout
250 yards away. They throw her on
n log In tho woods and ono of them
beat her across tho sboulderH with a
strap. After tho first beating they
asked her If sho would dismiss tho
t.utt. Sho said no. Then sho was
rgatn whipped. This tlmo hor fighting
tplrlt was broken, and sho sohblngly
oald she would give In to their de
mands. Fehrlngcr, who turned Btalc'g evi
dence, knew all tha defendants and
had accompanied them on many rides
trior to tho killing of Captain Itankin.
Tho night riders' garb consisted of
long black coats, black masks trim
med in white and some had (also
beards attached to the bottom.
On October 18 tho riders learned
that Ranking and Taylor wcro at tho
Walnut Log hotel,
Johnson Was Spokesman.
Gairott Johnson was tho spokesman,
who throw the ropu and whip and
gavo tho orders to Ranklu and Taylor
On tho march to tho densely wooded
bank of tho slough where nankin was
rlaln, Johnson did all tho talking, tho
others, about 50 In number, Including
tho defendants, following silently. As
they put tho ropo on Itanktn's neck
Fehrlngor said to tho victim; "Do you
vant to say anything to tho Lord? If
ou do, Bay It now" Rankin replied
"I havo attended to that."
Just as thoy pulled tha rope. I3ob
Hoffman shot him and Sam Applo
white then said: "I know he' Is dead,
for I put n load of blcyclo hull bearings
Josso Carter, ono of tho defendants.
and a man yet to bo tried, put tho ropo
nrouna KanKln a neck.
When Colonel Tnylor Jumped Into
tho slough nr.ter shot Into the water.
.Mcantlmo tho men holding tho rope let
go nnd Ilankln's body crumpled ami
dropped to tho ground. Ills stiff hat
fell beneath his head, holding It oft tho
ground, his glasses dropped back Into
tho hat, which rapidly filled with blood
from tho wound in tho temple.
Tehrlnger was arrested by tho mil
lllu nnd taken bofoio Governor Patter
;-on, who was personally In command
"Tell tho truth." said Governor Pat
tcrson. "If jou do I will glvo yon an
Fehrlngcr then confessed.
Our Fleet To Assist
SUEZ, Suez Canal, Jan. 3. Tho American battleship' Fleet arrived
hero today, two days ahead of tho schedule. The vesselijwlll lin hurried
on to Sicily to assist In the work of rescue. 4 (
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Six Million For Relief
nOMB, Italy, Jan. 3, At both Messina and Ilcgglo there wore fre
quent encounters between the guards, stationed to protect property
abandoned by its owners, and thieves. There are looters everywhere
throughout tho ruined districts. Six sailors (rom a Russian vessel, who
had been sent ashore to protect property and render assistance, were kill
ed by a gang of looters. In another engagement between the looters
nnd tho police, two of tho latter were killed.
Muny arrests are being made wherever possible, and the total num
ber of looters now In custody Is sixteen hundred. ,
THOUSANDS OF WOUNDED MOVED
Altogether thirteen thousand three hundred and flfty-nlno wounded
persons havo been brought to the Improvised hospitals here abqard wur
ships. The strict censorship being maintained by the Government on mes
sages from tho ruined districts Is hampering tho newspaper correspond
ents greatly In sending out their reports of the great disaster.
MORE VIOLENT EARTHQUAKES "
Tho Island of Stromboll was shaken again today by earthquakes, the
shocliH being most violent. Tho .volcano of Stromboll is In uctlve erup
tion. ' . .
KINO AND QUEEN BACK
The King and Queen returned to Home today from Sicily, where
they have been assisting In fhe work of rescuing tho victims of the earth
quuku and tidal waves. The presence of the King In noma was demand
ed In order that a special session of Parliament might he called.
GRISC0M WILL DISTRIBUTE RELIEF
'Ambassador Grlscom has been appointed by a commllteo of Ameri
cans to utilize and distribute tho roller funds sent to him from' America.
SAN FRANCISCO'S FUND
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 2. Tho amount collected hero In the
various earthquake relief funds now totals $97,596.
JAPAN TO SEND RELIEF
TOKIO, Japan, Jan. 2. A subscription list headed by an Imperial
donation of five thousand dollars has been started for the relief of tho
suffereis In tho Italian earthquake. ' '
SIX MILLIONS FOR RELIEF
HOME, Italy Jan. 2. Premier Oiollttl has Issued a statement thut
tho Italian Parliament will be convoked us soon as the King returns from
tho scene 0! tho earthquake disaster to sign the necessary decreo tor as
sembling tho members. It Is proposed to vote an emergcncy'approprlu
tlon of six million dollars for purposes in connection with tellevlng tho
sufferers In the catastrophe,
RED CROSS CONTRIBUTION
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 3. The American Red Cross Association
has cabled one hundred nnd fifty thousand dollars to AmbassadorYarls
com with a request that ho use the amount In the outfitting of u. hospital
ship, to be sent to Sicily.
YUAN SHIXAI SEEKS PROTECTION
VKKIN, China, Jan. 3. Yuan Shlkal, who was removed from, office
as Comptroller of Customs and Councillor, the result, as stated, of n
Manchu plot, has fled to Tlen-Tsin, arriving today. He has asked for tho
protection of the British from his enemies of the Chinese Court. '
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GERMAN TRANSPORTABLE HOSPITALS , .
COPENHAGKN, Denmark, Jan. 3. Emporor William of 'Germany,''
who is visiting here, has Issued orders for eight transportable hospitals
of eighty beds each, as used In tho German army, to bo sent at once, to '
Messina, ' '
Thomas Piyor (lore, tho blind Sen
ator fiom Oklahoma, Is tho most cheer
ful man and ono of tho best yarn spin
ners at tho capital.
POISONED BY MAILED CANDY
DENVER, Colo., Jan. 2. Tho members of two families are In n so
rlous condition through poisoning, tho result of eating candles sent "to
them through tho mulls.
?A Cold Bottle of
Goes well at any time, but
it tastes best when taken
with the evening meal.
It sharpens the appetite,
aids the digestion, and quiets tired
nerves. It is the best beer you can ,
drink, because it is the purest. ;
And it is the best tonic you can
take and the most pleasant one, too.
Drink Primo Beer
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