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Jl WICKED - LOOKING CHUT.
Frencu Warship Trouin
Leave this Afternoon.
A VESSEL WITH AN UGLY RAM.
She In llniiDil for .lapau to ICe In force
the trench Squadron An Old Vessel
that Won Id .'Make It Very Warm
for an Kneiny at Close Ouarter.
(From Wednesday's Daily.)
The French warship Duguay-Trouin,
Captain Courrijolles, will
leave for Japan this afternoon at 3
o'clock, after remaining five days
in port During her stay Ehe has
taken in a heavy supply of coal and
provisions. The Trouin is a composite
cruiser of the second class,
large and wicked-looking, with a
sharp prow projecting twenty feet
from a line with her stem. But
she is not so terrihle as she looks,
heing by no means a new vessel,
and she is not fitted with the latest
fighting appliances, except her
guns, which are modern,
mounted on her main deck
There are five big guns of 64
inches caliber, two on each side
and one placed in a rather peculiar
HE'S TO DIE IN
position under the forecastle deck,
where it is intended shall be used
after the fashion of an old-time
"bow-chaser." An advantage is
gained by having the gun thus
mounted, when the Trouin i? ramming
an enemy, the cruisefs forward
gun-crew being able to keep
up a rapid fire while steaming upon
their marine victim.
Painted a neutral grey, lying
somewhat high out of water, and
with a portion of her powerful ram
showing plainly, the visitor presents
a great contrast to the familiar
black hulls of the British
fleet. Her color, useful in war,
gives her a dingy appearance at a
distance, which greatly belies the
natty, trim cleanliness of her decks
and guns. Everything about her
is beautifully kept, and her crew
are as smart, likely-looking fellows
as one would wish to see.
Between decks the Trouin lacks
many of the trim, light adjuncts to
a modern ship of the line. Her
officers' quarters are very limited
for space, and are by no means
luxurious, though they are undoubtedly
comfortable. The berth
deck is low, and one must bow his
head in passing over it. This deck
is utilized as a sort of a general
armory, rifles being kept in racks
both forward and aft, entirely unlike
the arrangements for Email
arms planned for a cruiser of '91.
The Trouin steers from an ordinary
pilot-house built on the forward
part of the superstructure. The
gear is operated by steam and also
by hand from this place ; but there
is no supplementary steering apparatus
below the water line in case
the pilot-house was shot away during
action. The conning-tower is
not known on the Trouin.
There is no lack of rapid-fire
cannon and machine guns on the
Frenchman. She could make it
pretty warm for an enemy at close
The Trouin is a second-class
cruiser of 3500 tons. She was built
in France in 1S77. She is 296 feet
in length, 43 feet beam, and 17 feet
depth of hold. Her displacement
is 3525 tons, and speed 16 knots.
In addition to her battery of heavy
guns and rapid-fire cannon she is
supplied with two torpedo-tubes.
She takes her name from the
famous old French Admiral who
distinguished himself in the seventeenth
century against the Dutch
and English. The Duguay-Trouin
has a crew of 360 officers and men,
her officers being : Captain
Commander Auvert, Flag
Lieutenant Delaruelle ; Lieutenants
de Montbrun, Caron, de
de Paramom, Blane ; Paymaster
de Gonuecourt, Surgeon
Herve. Chief Engineer Pierregue3 ;
Midshipmen Brylinski, de Pianelli,
Perierguere, Rougier, Lecamus,
Salmon and ilullenheim.
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HAWAIIAN GAZETTE: FBID AY, NOVEMBER 9,
is the Sentence Passed on
CONFESSED HE DID THE KILLING.
An Ai.ed Woman Was Murdered Circumstantial
Evidence Letters From
the Condemned Kllorts lSelng Made
on Ills JSehalf Ills Former liistor3
EATH on the gallows
will, in all
likelihood, be the
fate of Punipaka.
He ib the native
as having been
convicted of a capital offense at
Placerville, Cal. Sentence is to be
carried into execution in December.
Punipaka has only about six
weekB to live.
In some letters which were handed
to Chief Justice Judd there
was a meagre account of the crime.
Punipaka and another Hawaiian
were arrested on the charge of killing
an old woman. It is believed
robbery was the motive and that
a weapon such as a club was used.
Liliu easily established his innocence
and wa3 discharged.
The evidence against Punipaka
was entirely circumstantial. It
was so conclusive, however, that a
verdict of guilty was promptly returned
Punipaka then confessed
that he had killed the woman.
There has been correspondence
between the Governor of California
and the authorities here on the affair.
California's executive has
written that he will investigate the
caEe. Punipaka's friends here are
hopeless. The Government will
aecertain all the particulars, and, if
it is justified, will make an effort
to save the man's life. The foreign
department is moving promptly in
It was many years ago that
John Ii made a trip to California
to save from the gibbet a Hawaiian
who had been convicted of murder.
Judge Ii found that the man had
not been defended properly. For
thie and other reasons a commutation
of sentence to life imprisonment
Punipaka was, as a boy, in the
household of Kapiolani, and has a
great aloha for that lady. She has
taken quite an interest in his case.
Punipaka left Hawaii against the
wishes of his friends. His relatives
tried their best to detain him.
Translations of three letters
written by Punipaka to a cousin
here are given below. They well
reflect the thoughts of a simple man
in a strange land :
Sheriff's Office, l
PliACEKVILLE, Cal., July IS.
Aloha Oe I let you know, my dear
cousin, that I am now in jail. If you
have heard from our minister, then
you are acquainted with the cause of
my being arrested. For the reason of
this, I want you to try and sell my
land. I need money to pay my lawyer.
He was appointed by the court
to defend me. If you should write to
me, put down these figures S72.46S.
That would let me know without
the people understanding it. If you
do not know how to use these figures
inquire of some Hawaiian. If you
can use these characters, write the interesting
parts of your letter with
I have nothing more to say. Give
my aloha to our family.
Since I started to write, the court
has appointed another, lawyer, so the
land need not be sold. Tell the minister
not to sell It. I am here, but my
heart is in Hawaii.
Pivcekville, Sept., 1S9I.
Aloha Oe This is what I have to
tell you. I am sentenced to be banged
according to the law of this foreign
land. I give you my last farewell.
Give my aloha also to all the aliis;
also to our relatives. If my father is
still living, give him my warmest
aloha. My share of our estate take
foryourself. Then nevermentlon Uiat
you had a brother. I am going to die.
My last farewell to you.
Placerville, Sept. 23, 1S34.
Aloha Oe Now I have to tell you
that my lawyers want to appeal my
case, because they have pity on me.
I now have some hope, and want to
live. Sell all the lands to the aliis.
Do not sell to the haole. When you
get the money send it direct to
my lawyer. When you send the
money you must let me know also. If
you hear that I am hanged, then the
lawyers have not appealed my case.
If I am not hanged, then it is either
freedom or imprisonment for life. In
either case I still have my life.
Write in English. If you cannot do
it, get Kalanianaole Kuhio to do it
for you. Swisler is trying his best to
defend me. I remember you said to
me when T left home that I left all my
friends behind and had only my lands
to work with. Give my aloha nui to
the alii and to the children and all of
your family. Punipaka.
Brought Across the Channel by the
Waited Three Week for Faroralile
Weather The Ilaleakala Quit
Ileal btufl Prospects.
The schooner Heeia came over
from the wreck of the Wilcox Wednesday
with a full cargo. She is
docked at Brewer's wharf. The
wrecking syndicate members are in
high glee. The Heeia was drawing
more water than she ever drew
before. She was loaded as heavily
as the prospects of a trip across the
Molokai channel would permit.
In the load there is corrugated
iron, car wheels and gearing, flume
supports, sugar bags, bar iron, and
some machinery for a fertilizing
plant. The speculators begin to
see profit in their undertaking. So
soon as the Heeia discharges she
will return to the place where the
good German bark lies in a watery
For three full weeks the Heeia
and Haleakala stood off from the
wreck. Every day attempts were
made to raise plunder but the
weather was too rough. On Thurs
day last the Haleakala's captain
gave up in disgust and left to load
firewood at another place on Molokai.
She is now over due at Honolulu.
Next day the wind shifted. The
waves rolled lazily against the
great rocks on which the Wilcox
stranded. There was nothing but
a light swell. The native divers
and laborers pitched in and worked
as only Hawaiians can when so inclined.
In three days they had all
that could be carried on board the
Heeia. Yesterday morning the
schooner was headed for Oahu. She
moved away in water almost smooth
as the bay, soon worked out into
the wind and made a quick run
across the channel.
The Heeia's departure left the
wreck unguarded. Coming over
with the load the little yacht Spray
was sighted. Capt. Cook was in
command and had John Bowler
with a diving suit as manager.
The Spray was signalled, but did
not answer. They say in town
that Capt. Cook is liable to get
into a joking mood and start for
the South Seas with Mr. Bowler.
The syndicate is not alarmed however.
Mr. Bowler is probably today
making experiments with the
It is now hoped to recover the
entire cargo of the Wilcox, including
the sails and any amount of
case goods. There is not a little
risk in the venture. The situation
now is that they are gambling
on the weather.
NEW COFFEE BLIGHT.
The Red Spider and How it is Being
About six weeks ago Jos. Marsden
received from Olaa some black, withered
coffee leaves. The planter
wrote that there was no blight on his
place and that he could not understand
the trouble of the trees. Mr.
Mareden unlimberod his G50
microscope and in about ten minutes
located the minute red spider on the
leaves. This is an extremely dangerous
The commissioner does not hesitate
when dealing with blight. He looked
up the authorities, and learned of
a ladybug that feeds on the red
spider. He 'sent to California and
Australia for the blight destroyer.
Yesterday Mr. Marsden sent a
colony of bugs to the infested plantation
and will soon forward more.
For the ordinary blight there are
now on hand many colonies of the
ladybug. Those who are troubled
need only to call on Mr. Marsden at
the Judiciary Building with a jar.
Croup is a terror to young
mothers. To post them concerning
the first symptoms, and treatment is
the object of this item. The first indication
of croup is hoarseness. In
a child who is subject to croup it
mBy be taken as a sure sign of the
approach of an attack. Following
this hoarseness is a peculiar, rough
cough. If Chamberlain's Cough
Eemedy is given soon as the child
becomes hoarse or even after the
rough cough has appeared it will
prevent the attack. It has never
been known to fail. 25 and 50 cent
bottles for sale by all Dealers. Bexsox,
Smith & Co., Agents for H. I.
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JtrhrSia cjuai iorthectxte of
braises, Sbratns, Sores, irvsetb
"tcs clAll DriiQQistS Sell it,
503 Fort Street,
Clfflfi I com
For some time we have been
trying to get hold of a GOOD
LAWN MOWER, one that
would do all the work of high
priced machines, and yet sell
for about one half the money.
We have succeeded in finding
just such a LAWN" MOWER
and do not hesitate to recommend
them to you. If
you want a Lawn Mower these
will please you in every respect
and cost you as we say
about one-hall the usual price.
Besides our regular line of
3 and 4 ply HOSE we have the
GRIP GALVANIZED SPRING
STEEL ARMORED HOSE,
which is the best of the kind
in this market. Those who have
used the common iron-bound
hose will appreciate the WATERBURY
HOSE; it last longer and
is in every way better.
The CACTUS LAWN
SPRINKLER was evidently
made to never wear out; it is
simple and inexpensive, while
it does the work of any other
Lawn Sprinkler, though it has
no revolving parts.
Remember, we sell PEARL
OIL at S1.90 per case, c. o. d.,
delivered to any part of the
CASTLE & COOKE.
Hardware and General Merchandise
SOMETHIIG NEW I
Mexican Cigars !
VERY FINE. -:
Said to bs Superior
to Havana? !
HOLLI8TER & CO.
Importers of Tobaocoa, Cigars, Smokpra' A.rtiolea, "Wax
"Vestas, Etc., Stc.
Steel and Iron Ganges, Stoves and Fixtures,
H0D8EK3PIN8 800BS AND KITCHJR UTBiBlLS.
AGATE WAKE IN GEEAT VARIETY.
White, Grsj ead Silver-plated
RXJBBJER HOSE !
LIFT AND FORCE POMPS. WATER CLOSETS, KETALS,
Plumbers Stook, Water and Soil Pipes.
Plumbing, Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work,
DIMOND BLOCK. 95 and 97 KIKQ 81EEET,
PER BAEK C. Ti. BRYANT.
BABY CARRIAGES of all styles,
UAIWJSTS, RUliS, and MATS in the latest patterns,
Household'" Sewine Machines
HandfSewing Machines, all with the latest improvements.
Also on hand
Westermayer's Celebrated Cottage Pianos
Parlor Organs, Guitars and other Musical Instruments
ESF"For sale by
ED. HOFFSOHLAEGER & CO .,
King Street, opposite Castle s Cooks.
Give the Baby
A Perfect Nutriment
FOR GROWING CHILDREN.
and the Aced,and
In Acute Illnrx and
all Waatlne DNrasei.
for Hand-fed Infants.
OUTl noOKfbT the iMtractlou
of mothers."The Care and Fc rA.
Inr orinfantV'wUl be maOedreA
to any address, upon request.
Boston, Mass.. u. 8. a.
BENSON, SMITH & CO.,
Solo Agents for the Hawaiian Islontle.
Daily Advertiser, 75 Cents per Month
DELIVERED BY CARRIER.