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MINISTER DAMON'S PLAN
Had the Thought for Many Years.
Director From Royal Botanical
Some day Honolulu will have as one
of its features the Damon Botanic
Gardens at Moanalua. This is one of
the best places in the whole world
for such an adjunct to the life and
cultivation of the people. All varieties
of flowers and plants and trees
and vines, from all zones and all
climes flourish in the Islands with intelligent
care. Moanalua valley is
easily accessible at present from the
city and the beautiful estate is owned
by a son of Hawaii who has long
cherished thoughts of the time when
Jie would be able to tender to the public
the pleasure and general benefit to
be derived from a botanic garden
worth the name.
In an interview yesterday, Minister
Damon said that since he had come
into possession of the Moanalua ranch
some 12 years ago he had constantly
given some attention to this project.
"While the place is now beautiful and
attractive he considers the enterprise
to be merely in an early experimental
Btage and at this date he is still engaged
with his means and his personal attention
upon what he is pleased to call
preliminary work. In every detail and
particular of the botanic garden idea,
Mr. Damon has the sympathy and cooperation
of Mrs. Damon, who is quite
an enthusiast in the matter.
The botanic garden work proper is
bow under the supervision of Donald
Mclntyre, a graduate of the Royal
Botanical Gardens of Edinburgh, where
he served for seven years, going then
to the estate from which he was secured
by Mr. Damon upon recommen
dation of Dr. Balfour, director of the
Edinburgh gardens. The latter place
is one of three supported by the British
Government. One garden of the
other two is in Ireland and the third
to be mentioned brings out the name
of the famous Kew gardens. Both Kew
and Edinburgh as well as many famous
private and public gardens have been
visited by Mr. Damon in his own interest
for the Honolulu gardens. The
British system is earnest and business
like. Young men are taken as stud
ents at these gardens and are taught
scientifically and practically and they
are always wanted for positions at home
or abroad immediately upon finishing
the course. Graduates of these three
various gardens are in charge of gar
dens, grounds, estates, parks, etc., all
over the world. Several of them have
lately gone out to China and Japan.
A number are in Africa and a very
large contingent in the United States.
Mr. Damon has definite plans that
le does not care to disclose at this
time. Part of the scheme of ornamen
tation in Moanalua will be a road
Irom the public thouroughfare mauka
to the head of the valley. The view
all along is charming. There will be
many pretty sights seaward. In the
botanic gardens proper will be collec
tions of growing and flowering things
from all quarters of the globe. These
-will be for the pleasure of the sightseer
as well as for the use of the stud
ent and the advanced investigator.
The gardens cannot but earn in a very
short time an international reputation.
There will be exchanges with
all the great gardens. The grounds
in Moanalua, owned together as they
are with the water by Mr. Damon, are
capable of being handled to advantage
that is lacking in many of the gardens
how best known.
Reference was made by Mr. Damon
to some of the estates he had seen in
England and to others he had heard
of with acres upon acres of hot houses.
The conservatory area here need not
be so extensive as in cold countries,
but it will be ample for botanic work
and for the most delicate plants from
It was stated by Mr. Damon that he
hoped as speedily as he could to have
the grounds reach the stage of development
that would warrant him in announcing
that they would be open
at first to visitors say an afternoon a
week or month. Some system on this
order that will prove satisfactory will
be adopted. It may be some time before
the grounds are considered by the
owner to be in suitable condition or
advancement for exhibition or for
pleasure use. All who learn of the
project will certainly wish it every
success. It will be beneficial in every
"way to the people and tie country.
Determined Suicide of a Japanese.
A Japanese laborer killed himself
at Lahaina on Saturday afternoon.
He adopted an unusual method of suicide.
Taking the sash, from his waist
ne wrapped it twice around his neck,
fixed it to a door knob and slowly
strangled by his own weight On that
same morning he had left jail, being
taken out by friends paying his fine.
He had ben arrested for some trivial
John Hina, a native lad, was fooling-
around the sugar trains at Lahaina
plantation on Friday when he somehow
placed his foot under a car wheel.
The member was so badly crushed
that amputation was necessary.
At Lahaina on Saturday evening, a
meeting of the taxpayers and citizens
of the district was held at' the Court
house and was addressed by D. H.
chief topics of discussion were the
need of more street lights and better
wharfage facilities. Several petitions
were drawn up and signed by all present.
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HAWAIIAN GAZETTE: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1898. SEMI-WEEKLY
Steamer From Jhe Crater Dr.
' Capron's Illness.
lews received by the Mauna Loa
yesterday was to the effect that volumes
of steam have been seen recent
ly, issuing from Mauna Loa. At the
same time, the summit was covered
with a coat of snow, much deeper than
Mr. Wm'. Fennel of Punaluu, Kau,
is the happy father of a bouncing
Dr. Capron, poisoned by the eating
of cheese, was very much improved
in health when the Mauna Loa sailed.
Dr. Hutchinson journeyed all the way
from Hilo to treat him. Relays of
horses were left in waiting all along
the road so that the quickest time
possible, could be made.
Death Came Peacefully at
Her Daughter's Home.
In the Islands More Than Half a
Century-A Noble Character
Life of Good Deeds,
At C:05, Saturday evening, January
29th, Mrs. Carter, who had for the
past three months been confined to her
bed at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Robert Lewers, Waikiki, breathed her
last. Her age was SS on Christmas
day. Death, which has been expected
hourly for several days, came on as
peacefully as the closing in sleep of the
eyes of a little child. The family were
all at the supper table when the nurse
called two of the younger members.
They went to the bedside and found
that the pulse of their dear relative had
ceased to beat. Mrs. Lewers was called
and arrived just in time to see the
passing of two fleeting breaths, the end
indeed. Mrs. Carter was injured very
badly by a fall some fifteen years ago.
From the effects of this, she never recovered.
For the last five years, she
had not been outside the Lewers home.
Deceased, the daughter of John
Lord and Hannah Johnson Lord, was
born in Hallowell, Me., in the year
1809. She came to the Islands in 1S32
and was married to Captain Joseph O.
Carter in the year 1S33. It is an interesting
fact that deceased was the first
white woman to set foot in San Francisco
and also the first white woman
to marry on these Islands.
During the first few years of married
life, deceased traveled along with her
husband on the ship of which he was
the master and which was used in the
trade between these Islands and the
Pacific coast. This was given up on
account of the children which had
blessed the union of the Maine girl
and the sea captain. Mrs. Carter took
a house in Honolulu while her husband
continued the work in which
he was engaged.
In the year 1850, Captain Carter
died, leaving a widow with a family of
six children and without any money
with which to suuport herself or her
children. The fate was a hard one,
but the sturdy mother managed well.
Many are the stories told by the old
people of Honolulu of the noble acts
of the deceased. Never was a stranger
in trouble turned from her door.
What little help she could afford, she
gave willingly and with a glad heart
With her own hands she cared for the
sick .who came to her and whenever
there was trouble anywhere, her hands
were always the first to be thrust forward.
For creed she cared nothing.
For the sake of her brothers and sisters,
in trouble, no matter what their
belief, she gave her aid.
To the care and development of her
children, deceased gave a ,great deal
of her time. The six- in the order of
their birth, as follows: Joseph O.
Carter, Henry Carter, H. A. P. Carter,
Samuel M. Carter, Alfred W. Carter,
Sr., Fred. W. Carter and Catherine R.
Carter. All except the first and the
last are dead. J. O. Carter was the
first born outside the mission. Alfred
was born on the ocean, the remainder
in Honolulu. Her children were all
married and deceased leaves behind,
28 grand children and 16 great grand
The funeral services took place at
the home of Mrs. Lewers, Waikiki,
shortly after 2 p. m. on Sunday, the
Rev. D. P. Birnie officiating. A quartet
composed of Mrs. A. F. Judd, Miss
Halstead, H. F. Wichman and J. Q.
Wood, sang during the services. The
rooms were filled with the friends of
the deceased who brought floral designs
in) great numbers and of rare
beauty. The services completed, the
body was taken to Nuuanu cemetery
and there buried in the Carter lot
next to her husband. The pall-bearers
were: J. O. Carter, Jr., George
R. Carter; Alfred W. Carter, David
Carter, J. O. Young and Fred. Water-house.
Legislature Must Establish
a Large Cemetery.
Two Localities Both on the Railway
Line Halawa District Is
Mentioned Without Delay.
One of the questions which the Government
will refer to the Legislature
next month will be the imperative need
for the provision without delay of further
cemetery space near Honolulu.
All the burial grounds now in use are
practically without an inch of available
space. Several of them are overcrowded
and have been for a number
of years. This is a matter with which
the Board of Health has wrestled sev
eral times. At one time the Board
had all but decided upon a plan, when
it was found that legislative action
would be necessary. This was some
When the subject was up last it
was pretty generally discussed. The
locality most favored at that time for
a new cemetery was near the railroad
in the valley of Kahauiki. Further
consideration has satisfied a number
of citizens and officials who had taken
an interest in the matter that
will be too close to the town. If a
pumping plant in Kalihi is added to
the water system it will be a matter
of a few years at the most when the
population territory will have reached
The latest proposal is that land be
selected beyond Halawa, which is not
a great distance in the direction of
town from Pearl Lochs. This may
seem at first thought altogether too
far from Honolulu. Viewed as presented
by one of the officials, it is
for all purposes no further away than
Kahauiki, the only other locality that
can be invaded. The Kahauiki plan included
use of railway trains entirely
instead of horse carriages and hearses.
It will be the same for Halawa and
there can be very little' difference if
any between the transportation figures,
while the time required to be used will
not be much more.
Those who have looked into the cemetery
matter carefully and considered
all the points that might be raised
are at present in favor of going to Halawa
for ground and will so urge upon
the Legislature. These gentlemen re
present that the present situation must
be relieved at once. Aside from all
other considerations, there enters into
the discussion the feature of protection
of public health.
Smyth Wants It.
The latest aspirant for the place of
superintendent of the Government
Electric Light Station, a place made
vacant by the retirement of John Cas-
sidy, is W. G. Smyth, a well known
citizen who has a record in this especial
work. Mr. Smyth's petition to
the Minister of the Interior will have
strong endorsement. While connected
with the Government plant some years
ago, Mr. Smyth was seriously injured
in performance of his duty. He is
said to be a capable electrician both
in the dynamo room and for outside
Dr. Buchner, the African traveler,
broke from the highest point on Mount
Killnandjaro, one of the mightiest
mountains in Africa, a piece of rock,
wnicn he presented to the German
Emperor. Tho Emperor now uses a
mountain summit as a paper weight
on his writing desk.
David O'Leary of the Journal of
Commerce came down from San Francisco
on the H. B. Hyde. He reports
nothing new from Washington in regard
JTTKStai m DR.J. COLLIS BR0WKE1
i2ssl Oriilnal and Only Genuine.
Dr. J. Collis Browne's Chlorodyne,
Vice-chancellor SIK W. PAGE WOOD SUM
publicly In court that DR. J. OOLLIS BROWNS
waj undoubtedly the INVENTOE of OHLORO
DVKE; that the whole story of the defendsnj
Freeman "vr&i deliberately untrca, and be l
ererted to say It bad been sworn to. See Tb
Mmej, July 18, ISM.
Dr. J. Collis Browne's Chlorodyn
It a liquid medicine whloh Manages PAIN of
EVERY KIND, effordi a. calm, refreshing den
WITHOUT HEADACHE, and INVIGORATE
the nervous system when exhausted. It tfcrt
Great Specific far Cholera, Dysentery,
The General Board of Health. London, reports
that it ACT8 as a CHAB1I; one dcte federally
Dr. Gibbon, Army Medical Staff, Calcutta.
states: "Two doses completely cured rae
Dr. J. Collis Browne's Chlorodyne
Is the TRUE PALLIATIVE in
Neuralgia, Gout, Cancer,
Dr. J. Collis Browne's ChIorodyn
Rapidly cuts thort all attacks of
Epilepsy, Spasms, Colic,
IMPORTANT CAUTION. - The
mense .-ale of this Remedy has given rise U
many Unscrupulous Imitations
N.B. Every Bottle of Gonuine Chlorodynt
bears on the GoTemment Stamp the name of
the inventor, Dr. J. Collis Browne-. 8oM
In bottles Is. l)fd., 2s 9d. and 4s. by all
J. T. DAVENPORT.
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JOCKEY TOD SLOANE.
Tod Sloane, the American jockey, has made a great reputation on the British
turf. He has -won race after race against the best English jockeys. He is called the
Beau Brummel of the turf.
Your money back at your grocer's if you don't
think that Schillings Best is the cheapest of all the
baking powders that you ever knew of.
"But," you may say, "I can get baking powder
for half the money."
Yes, but Schillings Beslis worth more than twice
as much, because it does more work and does no
harm as alum and other cheap baking powders do
PLOWS A2TD AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS;
LUBRICATING OLS; -
CARPENTERS', MACHINISTS' AND BLACKSMITHS'
ARMS AND AMMUNITION;
FARMERS' BOILERS; ' ' , -'
WILEY & RUSSELL'S SCREW PLATES ;Vt't
TAPS AND DIES, DRILLS; I
PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES;
GRAPniTE AND GRAPHITE PAINT; " '
"GARLAND" STOVES AND RANGES,;
BLUE FLAME OIL STOVES; -.
x GASOLINE STOVES; V -
AGATE AND TIN WARE;
"AUTOMATIC" AND. "NEW VICTORIA SEWING
Hawaiian Gazette Office.
NEW GOODS PER " GWYNEDD."
Tin Plates, Pig Lead, Sheet Lead, Yellow Metal,
Galvd. Plain Iron Sheets. Corrueated Galvd. Roofinc.
.Galvd. Roofing Screws, Lead Roofing
saucepans, rry rans, sai soaa, lea Kettles, Ualvd. Iron Wire Kope,
Gilvd. Steel Wire Rodc Galvd. Seizin?.
Flowers sulphur, Blue Mottled Soap, Alum, Galvd. Anchors,
Brass Centrifugal Linings, Ball Blueing, Coffin Fumitnre,
Rain Gauees. Door Mats. Bap- Twine. Galvd. Tubs.
Galvd. Telephone Wire, Castor Oil,
uay x maran snoe Blacking, bail Duck.
Sheet Zinc, Chain Pulleys, Dry Paints, WRite Lead.
Everything in good order. Standard Goods. Low Prices.
E. 0. HALL & SON, Ld.
L firteiiifiiiijftwirjitl!t JftifWi'
G"053$6vS2D60SttfJ $6vs oaoG.
l M 3 I M lIWfl?
SVSO eU QJV KJOMi
Screw Washers, Galvd. Ridging,
Iron Pots (6 to 18 gallon),
Now in Stock.
Leading Furniture Dealers.
KING & BETHEL STS.
" liaff3HaBr KnSHaSSiaaaVv
A Model Plant is not complete
Electric Power, thu3 dlspenalni
with small enginee.
Why not generate your power from
one CENTRAL Station? One generator
can furnish power to your Pump,
Centrifugals, Elevators, Plows, Railways
and Hoists; also, furnish light
and power for a radius of from 15 to
Electric Power being used, saves tit
labor of hauling coal in your field, also
water, and does away with high-priced
engineers, and only have one engine to
look after in your mill.
Where water power Is available It
costs nothing to generate Electri
THE HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC COMPANY
13 now ready to furnish Electri
Plants and Generators of all descriptions
at short notice, and also has oa
hand a large stock of Wire, Chandeliers
and Electrical Goods.
All ordera will be given prompt attention,
and estimates furnished for
Lighting and Power Plants; also, attention
Is given to House and Marina
THEO HOFFMAN, Manager.
jgTS R SOT YP EB
AT THE GAZETTE OFFICE.
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