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Sailors' Desperate Fight
With Rats .And
ILAKELEY CREW MAROONED
N RARREN HATIVIDAD
Captain Colcord, master of the
American-Hawaiian freighter Co
lumbian, which arrived at Honolulu
from Ballna Cut, by the"way of San
Francisco and Seattle, at noon toda7,
possesses tho irdud distinction of
haying saved the Uvea of Captain
Henry Koch of the brlgantlne illake
ley and thirteen men belonging to
his crew, who after sixteen days'
desperate battle with rats and star
vation were taken fiom barren and
desolate wastes of Natlvldad Island,
off the coast of Lower California,
und' brought to Sau Francisco.
In a terrible southeast gale which
sprang up a 'Tow days 'before Christ
inas, the little brlgantlne was rid
ing, at.anchrtljiiUy.dsd Jsland.
where tr shipment of guano was be
ing taken on board. The weatMf it'
usually calm in those ralnlerj re
gions. On this occasion the gale
arose with startling suddenness,
when all hands were ashore, and al
though they endeavored to save the
ship by weighing anchor and getting
out Into deeper water, their offorts
were in vain, nrul it was with dim
culty thut they saved themselves in
Hie raging surf.
A few boxes of provlilons were
thrown overboard and dragged
ashore, and a couple of casks of
fresh water wco also saved, but
everything else on board was swept
away with the brlgantlne, which
was battered to pieces by tho waves'.
Great Guano Deoositi.
Natlvldad Island is little more
than a great guano deposit, and Is
situated 310 miles south of San Di
ego, and almost the same distance
north of Magdalena Day, on a
stretch of the rocky coast seldom vis
ited. The Island may be reached
afoot at law tide across a narrow
stretch of sand from the mainland,
but, this offered little succor to the
marooned sailors. The only hopo
lay in attracting the attention of
Day after 4ay the long .stretch
included both Christmas and New
Year's Improvised flags were flown
from the highest polntB of the is
land, and the Stars and ! Stripes,
which had flown at the traftrall of
the brlgantlne, was hoisted upside
down, in the hope of attracting at-tuut-Bi
from seaward. Away oft
shore several steamers passed, show
ing no signs of having sighted the
In 'the meantime, Captain Koch
.and his unlucky thirteen men put
In the time killing the Immense rats
which swarmed over everything,
making night hideous with their
strange squealing and uncanny pres
ence, as they boldly prowled about
and scampered over the prostrate
'forms of the men. During the day
It was easy to Keep the rodents at a
Buy KUlinc Hat.
Then the sailors spent the long
hours In killing the rats with a rifle
(Continued on Pace 3)
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Feb. 4.
The Insurgent' forces have captured
the town ol Boaoe, twenty-five miles
from the capital.,
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St Ouosts golng'to tho Tactile and tt
tt Unlvorilty .Clubs ball at tho tt
tt Young Hotel tonight are request- tt
tt.ed to ontcr at tho mauka entrance tt
tt as thy dressing rooms aro at tt
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Accused In Suit
Furniture Carver Declares Ex
hibit Sold But No Account
ingSues for $625
' Charging that he has been unable
to secure an Accounting for expen
sive koa furniture which ho gavo
Into the custody of the Hawaii com
missioners to the Alaska-Yukon-Pa-clflc
Exposition, F. N. Otremba has
brought suit in the Circuit Court
against A. F. Knudsen, A. W. Car
ter, Jnmes F. Morgan, J, N. S. Wil
liams, II. P. Wood and Loyd Chllds.
Suit Is brought for the sum of
$623, and tho statement is made In
tho course of the complaint that all
efforts to secure an accounting from
tlie commissioners as to the dlspo
tion of the furniture has been un
availing and that no satisfaction In
regard to explanations or otherwise
has been encountered.
The complaint states that Otrem
ba, 'who Is an expert carver of fur
Correspondence and Gossip Concerning
Selection of Buckland or
L A. Andrews
HII.O, Feb 1. Tho HUo Tribune
Tho first stops towards tho starting
of the campaign by tho Republican
party were taken last week with tho
consideration by tho towers that be In
Honolulu of the appointment of a cam
paign manager on secretary of the ex
ecutive committee. This matter ,has
resolved Itself into a contest between
Ubrrln Andrews, who until recently
was First Deputy Attornoy General,
and Chas. R. nuckland, the editor of
tho Hawaii Herald. i
Tho effects of this affair upon the
HUo political element have been tho
strongest possible, and If tho rest of
the campaign Is to be as bttter as the
Bar Association To
The liar Association meets at i
o'clock this nfternoon for the pur
pose of Indorsing a candidate for the
place or the bench of the Circuit
Court vacated through the promotion
of Judgo Do Bolt to tho Supremo Court.
The names of a number of candi
dates are expected to bo mentioned
at the meeting today, but the three
leading men for tho place are con
ceded to bo William T. nawllns, now
Assistant United States District At
torney; C. W. Ash ford and District
Rawlins has a number of strong
supporters for tho placd on the Cir
cuit bench, and It Is considered prob.
able that he will receive tho lit'
dorsement of tho association today.
10VEEINQ IS DEAD.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 4.
Representative Lovering died here
niture, gave Into the care of tho
commissioners in the summer of last'
year furniture of n aggregate value
of $625, to be exhibited and sold
at the Alaska-Yukon exposition
under the a condition stated in the
agreement entered Into between him
Belt and -the bracers of the Promo
tion Committee. Attached to the
bill of complaint Is the copy of an
agreement or receipt bearing the
signature of Will J. Cooper, reading
"ThlB will acknowledge receipt
from you for display at the Alailin'
Yukon exposition, Seattle, Washing
ton, during the summer and fall of
1909, of one carved chair valued at
"It Is understood that 'this piece
(So-tinned on Pate 4.
start, thcro will be great causo for
thanksgiving when It Is all over.
Tho storm broke last Wednesday
when news was received to tho effect
that In a stormy meeting held by tho
Republican Central Commltteo In Ho"
nolulu, Rev. 8. L. Desha had spoken
strongly against Jluckland, thus, giv
ing L. 8. Connossla chance for tho poj
tltlon, although a slim one.
When this becamo generally known,
local politicians gathered in Indigna
tion. Tho.actlon of Desha In opposing
tho appointment of the local candidate
wob generally denounced by them, and
in the evcplns a meeting was held, at
which Huckland received the unanlm
(Continued on Page 8)
(Special Bulletin Cable.)
FERGUS FALLS. Minn.. Feb. 4.
A farmer in the suburbs of this
city today murdered his wife and
four children, after which he com
mitted suicide. The motive for the
terrible crime is unknown.
WANT COAST SUBMARINES,
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 4.
The Facillo Coast delegation to Con
press have united in a petition call
inu for an appropriation that will
provide fifty submarines for 'the Fa
ciflo Coast immediately, and (he con
struction of at least ten submarines
for coast service each year.
WAITING FOB BALLINQER.
WASHINGTON. D. C. Feb.'4.
The sessions of the Ballinger inves
tigating committee have been post
poned for a week in order to ac
commodate the new counsel that has
been secured to represent Secretary
Franco ami (Jreat llrltalri,.oro op
poaliiR America In 'the Mnnclmrlnn'
matter of neutralizing tho railways.
IIIllkLLUU ' T'
(Special Bulletin Cable.)
' CHARLESTON, S. C, Feb. 4. A
wirelet meMtge W(u received from
the lU-RUltir Kentucky itating that
she was, siklnic off Cape Hatteras
with' ieren'ty-nve souls on board.
The iteastfhip Alamo was at once
despatched and, locating the sinking
steamship, ,' rescued the imperiled
(Buecka Bullet in Cable.)
NS. La.. Feb. 4.
and Jem Kendrick
edrto fight for the
wiU.ccate off Fcbra
Dearbo n Brwn Is
Frank O. Boycr
Edward C. Hi own, who returned
to Honolulu by the Siberia after a
three months' absence on the main-'
land, will make a very short stay
hete, as he has been appointed man
ager of the foreign department of
tho Dearborn Drug and Chemical
Works and will leave shortly for the
Orlont, where he will again take up
the work of Introducing the well
known "Daarborn products" In tho
,Fnr East, ' '
Fran): O. Royer, who has been
acting ,'as assistant' manager for the
FRANK O. BOYER.
past two years, now succeeds to the
position, vacated by Edw. C. Drown,
and will mnuage the business of the
Hawaiian department of the Dear
born Drug nnd Chemical Works.
Mr, lloyer is one of the promising
young business men of this commu
nity, being nn active member of the
Commercial Club and a director of
the Hawaiian Engineering A-aocl-atlon,
as well as being identified
with other local organizations. He
hasi every assurance of meeting with
great success In the managementOf
the well-known agency.
Mr. Charles A. Ilorswlll, who Is
well and favorably, known In engin
eering circles, having filled for many
years responsible positions as mill
engineer, will act as assistant
Mr. lloyor has been In the city
nine years, having come to the city
from Ohio, In the service of the well
boring business stnrted by U E.
rinkham. He was for seven years
assistant engineer for the Rapid
Transit Company, where, ho distin
guished himself by 'risking his life
to save the property, of tho' company
when a boiler explosion threatened,
ft!T klJtk ftsirs
.-. -m iiivvx wii VjIv. a
Serious Accident On Alapai
Street Hill Brakes
Mrs, Watty, suffering ssvtre bruises.
Judgt W. J. Robinson, bruised and
E. W. Cotlsy, slightly bruised,
Charles McWaynepslnfully bruised.
Mis Kinney, bruised about head
J, C. .Mooklns,, hands skinned,
George Ng, bruised about arms and
J. Oreen, hands and fsce cut.
Car No. 19, bound fnto town with n
large load of passengers got beyond
the control of tho motormnn while
running down the hill from Huckfelu
street this afternoon, and finally
jumped tho track on Alapai street and
stopped only when It collided with a
tree. , ,
"The car was filled with business men
Commissioners Declare That Title To
Two Pieces of Realty
Through a report that was filed
in the. Circuit Court this morning
by Harry Armltage, Zenp K. Myers
and William A. I'urdy, as commls-
BIUIIUIB, mo uumcr IlllVIV" Ul .HIBm,
Dreier in the estate of her husband,
the late August 'Drelor IS finally de
termined. The total amount of the
dower interest ns found by the com
missioners Is $20,639,69.
The commissioners "found It im
practicable to admeasure the dower
Interest In the real estate by an as
signment of the, property by metes
and bounds," and proceed to nx the
basis for the admeasurement of
Mrs. Dreler's Interest In" the estate.
The house and over two acres of
WASHIN0TON; D. 0.,; Feb. 4.
Charles F. Stokes will be named as
surreon-frenentl of the navy in place
of Surgeon . Hixey, who is retiring.
SurReon Stokes was the center of
a lively controversy at the time of
the tour of the battleship fleet
around the world, when the Presi
dent put him in command of the
hospital shin Relief. N
HONEY F0It0AKIAND HARBOR.
'WASHINGTON, D. Co Feb. 4.
-The War Department has recom
mended the appropriation of $110,
000 for the improvement of Oakland
harbor, with $25,000 annually for
maintenance. It also, asks for the
appropriation of $000,000 immedi
ately to dfedfee athirty-foot channel.
BULLETIN AQ PAY1
and quite n number of women return
ing to town from Junch, ami was in
charge of 0, P. BrVrman conluclor
nnd It. J. Purdy." motormnn.
It In n most, fortunato thing that t bl
ear when hcided strulght for n deep
depression at the rear of the pumping
station, suddenly Bwung to the left
nnd dashed back across the rails.. If
the cat- hid continued in tho direction
that It was headed when it Jumped the
track n horrible accident would have
been tho result. There is nt lenst r
fall of tltteen fact and nothing but a
light fpncoW the car to dnsh through.
Mr. Allton, who endeavor to keep
somo ladle from Jumping from the
car acted In a cool manner. When he
Jumped oft after passing the curve tin
lit on his feet and tho force of contact
with the ground tore tho heels o.tjh'.E.
(Continued on Page g.y '
land on Tantnlus are appraised nt
5000, and the homestead on Here
tania street, "Ululnnl," Is appraised
at $22,000. Property on Hack'felil
street Is valued at $3000, and u
small plero of realty at $12f0. .The
property of the estate at the south
east corner of Queen and Richards
streets is valued at $6000, and prop
erty on Fart street at $8000.
In the course of the report the
commissioners state that "we have
not taken Into consideration two
pieces of property on which tho trus
tees are collecting rents, but tharo
Is no evidence of title vesting In Au
gust Dreier. Wo understand, how
(Continued on Page 6)
. SHORT STAY
Transport Sails For The
There wlt bo no delay by tho
local quartermaster's department In
the handling- of tho United States
army transport I,ognn. Tho vessel
won sighted oft Dorber's Point at 11
o'clock this morning, and coming
into the harbor was "unsigned to the
Mutson Navigation wharf.
Tho Logan Is carrying six troops
belonging to the rirst Cavalry to
the mainland, after hnvlng served
their allotted tour of duty in the
Philippines. The transport sailed
from Manila on January 14 and
spent one dny in quarantine at tho
Federal station at Marvalcs, The
vessel coaled at Nagasaki, Japan,
nnd from there proceeded direct to
K un uoaru uie Lagan, and in addi
tion to the headquarters of tho
First, are 694 men of the First Cav
alry, fifteen sick, nineteen military
(Continued on Page 2)
PUBLIC BODIES TO
Will Act On Problem
Of Local Self fl
IM-I nnnH tun unnniu 'I
ISSUE MEETING NOTICES
In an effort to secure n expression
of public centlment, particularly from
the business community, on the ques- -
Hon of local rjoverpment and the threat
of prohibition for Hawaii by Connres- .
slonal enactment, ipcclal' meetings
have been a.-rar.aed for Monday by
both the Merchants' Astoclstlon and
the Chsmber of Commerce. Bath
bodies will then take tip the proposi
tion of Federal control with particular
reference to the liquor business.
ri.ml WaMron. president of tho Mer
chants' As.nclatlon lia"rcqucstid Sec-'
Votary lierndt to call special general
meeting for Monday at 3:30 o'clock; ,
; Accordlug to tho Association by-laws
rrrlal meetings may bo called by the'
l'0:nl of Directors or by tin President
ul ho Mpicl)ants'-.AMoclntlon ion'
the written request of not less than
ten members. In the .call for such" M
special mcvtlnss n notice ihall b.q giv .. . J
en or mo matter to bo comldori'd and,'.
no other' subject shall ho acted upon. '
A copy of this written request roids
as follows: "The tindcrelgnM hereby
request thnt a meeting of the Mcr-'
chants' Association bo called to In)
held dt tho earliest possible date for,
tho purpose, of considering tho matter
of certain proposed legislation of Con
gross affecting Hawaii and local self- '
Following Is n list of tho ten mpni.'f
hers who have elL-ni'.l Hit urlttmi - '
quest: Ceo. Smith. A. V. Wnti w. ir-fc&J
pans, u. ti. aullil M. Phillip-, W, HM
.Mcinerny, w. u. amltli, C. u. Ferris,
J. M. I.ovy, ll. J. Illicitly.
Action, nn matter which way,, will
rorolvo ltieir upon tho liquor qiies;
tlon nnd Federal control ";
It Is anticipated that thorn will ha
fl ilW'ltlrtil .IIITnrnMf-n -if -.tilt-In.. --"I
..... .. 7. " "
pi i'iiii-ti in inu iiu'ciing. jnori! aro
soma of tho lnetnuora who nre strong.
ly opposed to the salo of liquor In Ilio
Territory, but why will bo willing to.'-.
casi inoir voie in luvor of locnl'sclfv
J. F. Morgan, president nf thoi
Chamber of Commi'rcif, has called "a
Fvclal meeting for 3 o'clock Monday.1
for tho purpose of considering Ihol!
proposed legislation by Congroxs nfAiS
feet log Hawaii nud local self gc)-ern'-j
Japanese Views. " 'A" ,
Commnntttll? mi Ihn nitnalln,. nt fix
prohibition the Shtnpo declared this
morning ns follows, expressing thof.
general opinion among tho rctld.iiCW
"For tho truo Interest of Hawaii liw;
general, wo wish to seo tho question'),;
ieii in mo inrriinrini legislators, wiioj
know tho real condltlona nnd tho ne
cessities of tho pcoplo oxlstlng hero-'1
far more than tho few men working
for nrfllllhltlntl lllfn tt- Wnnllat. 1!
"Wo welcomed tho law restricting.
I inu iiuiuuer 01 naioons oecnusu Wfli
pu nipumii iji4uu,inw m view oi uio
conditions then existing. ,
"Wo wish nt loast that a further
step toward thu Investigation of tho'
(Continued an Pace 2)
WILL NAME PRATT
U Boon after tho Alamciln nnlltl!
-. .. n". ,fc ,a ..-p- ,
it abln thnl nnnoimrAninnt will lm tftl
u rpjirnpn vnxiiitiitn,i i i ai c
tt made of tho reappointment of J. Hi
ti a. Putt na postmaster of this,'
tt AlthoiiEh Mr. Pratt's eonthiu. tt'
U,nnco In ofllca has met with con- tt
It Klitprnhtn nnitnettlnn It l ,.,
tt tinirllrnllv nfiiirnf thnt Ihn l. M
tt vestlgnttons mado by tho postal 8
w aiiinonues navo tlovolopeil no Jt
tt good reason for turning hlmil
tt down flpatiltn fl.n fnt tliqt nnmn-4
tt of the CallfnrntiL npnnln In Hh.'m
It sorvlr.o thought they had, '
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