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Percy M. Pond returned from Hawaii only varied In the height to which they
In the Iwalanl yesterday and, although
lie had not visited the volcanic
he brings some Interesting- Information
regarding the outbreak. He
made the following statement to an Advertiser
KILAUEA NOT ACTIVE.
"At 5:30 last night there was no activity
whatever at Kllauea.
"Half an hour earlier a party returned
to Kona, which had SDent
"Wednesday night at the summit crater
of Mokuaweoweo. This party, consisting
of seven ladles and fifteen gentlemen,
went up Monday afternoon with
31ve pack mules and report a very easy
and satisfactory trip. They camped on
the very edge of the crater.
"There were from fifteen to twenty-live
active cones In the crater and an
active lake of several acres In extent.
During their stay there an additional
cone was thrown up with a violent explosion
and assumed violent activity.
"So far as they could gather, from
comparison of the condition of the
crater as reported by the previous party,
composed of Mr. Shingle and others,
with their own observations, the
crater seemed to be more active than It
liad been before. Tet, neither from the
"Volcano House nor from Punaluu, nor
from' Kona, had there been observed
any apparent activity at the summit
tfor two or three nights, Including the
time the party mentioned were close to
the scene of action. This circumstance
shows how appearances at a distance
may be quite deceptive as to the actual
condition of the summit crater at any
RETURNED FROM CRATER.
Abram Lewis, Jr., who also returned
In the Iwalanl, was of a party that
-made the ascent of Mauna Loa and
-viewed the grand eruption In
at close range.
Mr. Lewis considers himself as having
been abundantly repaid, in the
stupendous glory of the scene, for the
toll of mountain climbing and the physical
discomfort produced by the rarefied
air of the region above the clouds.
"And don't talk about your snowy
slopes," Mr. Lewis says. "We passed
through a storm of hall upon the mountain
side which covered the ground two
or three Inches deep.
"We counted fourteen cones In constant
action," Mr. Lewis said reolylng
to a question about the particular
manifestations of the eruption. "They
a woman wno was once tne victims
landlady. This article was given up
"when an attorney threatened punishment,
and a search is being Instituted
"for the remainder of the wardrobe, two
-women being under the surveillance of
Several thousand dollars' worth of
Jewelry have also figured in the case,
Jewelry which was at one time left
in the care of a saloon man. The
-woman's attorney also had to use
threats to obtain all of the Jewelry
"back, the victim stating that an attempt
was made to hold out a pair of
-earrings, worth J30O, and a diamond
Tjrncelet, worth as much more.
About four months ago a California
woman, who for the purposes of this
account may be called Mrs. Anger,
in Honolulu on pleasure bent and
-with a load of Jewels, a wardrobe of
elegnnt clothing and a few thousand
-dollars In cash, or its equivalent in negotiable
paper. She Is said to be the
wife of a prominent official on
the Pacific slope, and the daughter of
a publicist of national repute. She
resided nt different hotels, finally going
to n rooming house near the business
center. She made many friends and
enjoyed the best of life that Honolulu
could offer. In her room she kept her
trunks which were filled with clothing,
among the articles being a set of furs
valued at $250, silk dressing gowns,
cuter and nether garments of the same
material, several silk kimonos and other
expensive articles. A chiffonier also
"held valuables, and the key, ns a usual
thing, was kept In a drawer of the
chiffonier. Mrs. Anger had made the
acquaintance of several women, one
of whom Is Portuguese, nnothcr a German
woman, both of whom are In the
city, while a third may now be In San
Francisco. Mrs. Anger was also well
acquainted with the latter's husband,
to whom she confided her Jewels at one
time for safe keeping.
ejected the molten lava, but were
never-ceasing In their operation.
"Many of the geysers spouted liquid
fire to a height of a hundred feet and
perhaps much higher, for it Is dirtlcult
to measure them with the eye from tho
elevation of 700 feet on top of the cliffs
where you stand.
"The appearance of the cones In action
Is not unlike that of a strongly
flowing artesian well, the lava boiling
up and falling In graceful curves Into
the molten lake."
MR. GARTLEY'S REPORT.
A. Gartley, manager of the Hawaiian
Electric Co., was one of a party that
visited the volcano last Saturday,
climbing to the edge of the crater.
"Tho volcano was quite active Saturday,"
said Mr. Gartley, "and Saturday
evening it Increased greatly in activity.
We could see the flro as we were climbing
"Sunday and Monday the activity had
diminished and old natives told us that
was what It always did, flared up for a
short time and then died down. We
had five inches of hall while on the
mountain. On the trip up two of the
men In our party became 111 from exhaustion.
The trip is by no means an
easy one, but rather to be not lightly
The activity of the volcano is increasing,
according to reports brought
by Iwalanl passengers yesterday evening.
Kllauea remains the same but returning
parties from Moktlaweoweo say
that the exhibition is finer than ever.
Just prior to the departure of the
from the Kona coaBt a party returned
from the volcano with the latest
"At Napoopoo Tommy White and
Willie Roy had Just returned with a
party of twenty-seven which they had
piloted to the crater," one of the passengers
"The entire party, Including seven
ladies, had climbed to the very top of
Mauna Loa and on Wednesday nighr
they slept at the edge of the crater.
They returned Thursday at five o'clock,
and members of the party said that
they had seen from fifteen to twenty-five
active cones in the crater. The
lava lake was boiling and was several
acres In extent. There Is of course no
danger of the lava overflowing the
edge, which Is 700 feet above the boiling
LIVELY WOMEN, COSTLY
CLOTHES AND A BIG STEAL
A strange tale of systematic thievery
-with a California woman visiting In
Honolulu woefully enmeshed as the victim,
has come to the surface. The
Jinks in the story reach from several
One day a steamer came Into port
from San FranclJco and Mrs. Anger
met an acquaintance aboard and both
had an enjoyable time while the vessel
was In port. She went aboard and
It was while both were wining and
hnu.qps hero to thA Oceanic Ing In the saloon that the vessel start
' d off for Japan. When Mrs. Anger
..mi .,!, . , vmn,anr. An
attorney has been engaged in looking
after the victim's Interests and police
aid Is now being depended upon to
bring some of the suspected parties to
the bar of Justice.
The victim who resides In a rooming
"house in Union street bemoans the loss
of almost a trunkful of furs and clothing
of the most expensive kind, a portion
of which are said to be In the possession
of persons residing In this city.
Another portion Is said to be on a
steamer en route to San Francisco and
still another portion Is said to have
"been taken ashore at San Francisco In
a hamper from the steamship Alameda
on Its arrival there the last trip. Some
of the clothing, at least a luxurious
silk dressing gown, wns recovered from
came to knowledge of where she was,
she was far out at sea, and she there
fore made a trip to Yokohama, and returned
to Honolulu on a steamer which
save her a couple of weeks' stay In the
In the meantime the people at the
rooming house wondered over her mysterious
disappearance. Mrs. Anger
had left her room as If she had gone
merely to spend the evening elsewhere.
Mrs. Anger says the trunk and chiffonier
keys were In the drawer as usual.
When she returned to Honolulu she
went to her old room, and found to
her surprise that the trunk and chiffonier
had been looted, although the
trunk had been left In the room. The
landlady declared she knew nothing of
the disappearance of the clothing and
Mrs. Anger pocketed her loss for the
time being. Finally a lawyer's ser
vices were procured. The woman left
the rooming place for another, and
then the nttorney made a demand on
the former landlady for the missing
clothing. A protest of Innocence was
made, but it ended, so Mrs. Anger says,
In the landlady returning a silk dressing
gown. Then the Jewels were
sought, and Mrs. Anger says that the
man who held them endeavored to retain
the pair of earrings and the bracelet,
but the attorney had these returned
and the man was given a receipt
Now the former butcher of the Alameda
not the present one comes upon
the scene. He Is said to be a close
friend of a man residing here, who was
among Mrs. Anger's "friends," and
thlR man is suspected of knowing a
good deal about the missing wardrobe.
When the Alameda was In San Francisco
on her former trip, two women
came aboard, on the day she sailed for
Honolulu, in company with the former
butcher. They went below. Just after
the steamer left the dock the two
women came on deck, nnd made much
ndo over their plight for they had no
Intention of making a voyage Just then.
HAWAIIAN GAZETTE, TUESDAY OCTOBER 27, 1903 SEMI-WEEKLY.
Schooner a Total Loss
on Midway Island
MIDWAY ISLAND, (Special
k Cable received 11 a. m.,) Oct.
23. The Bchooner Julia E. Whal-
en is a total loss.
The above cable to Superintendent
Gaines yesterday forenoon was the first
news of the wreck of the Ill-fated but
famous schooner Julia E. Whalen on
Midway Island. The dispatch Indicated
also that the cargo of provisions, live
stock, building materials and personal
property on the vessel had been lost.
The following cablegram from Mr.
Colly was received yesterday:
The Whalen got opposite the entrance
at dark. The captain decided to dodge
off and on till daylight but the current
must have taken him further to the
eastward than he thought. The
schooner struck on the N. N. W. corner
of the reef about 2 a.m. Thursday.
Captain and crew got Into the boat
without saving anything but clothes
and reached here at 6 a. m., the boat
leaking badly and only one oar and a
piece of one available, hence the length
of time taken to come three miles. The
captain reports the Whalen was steady
on the reef and he had every hope of
saving the cargo and possibly the ship.
He borrowed our boat and returned to
the vessel but was unable to board,
surf being too strong. On his arrival
back he still expressed hope of being
able to save the cargo but this morning
showed that the vessel was breaking
up. The captain tried to get to her
again but she Is practically In pieces,
the masts gone overboard and all cargo
washed out. Nothing was saved
not even the malls. She had a very
ro'ugh passage and the pumps had to
be kept going to keep her free. She
leaked all the time.
Capt. Kinney of the Whalen was formerly
connected with the Inter-Island
Company's service and the schooner,
Julia E. Whalen was his first command.
The schooner went to pieces aulckly,
and must have been In a shaky condition
beforehand. She bad lain tied
up In port here for many months, and
had been out of the harbor but a few
times since her return from the voyage
to Marcus Island. The City Mill Com
pany is the vessel's owner, and they
have no insurance. She was bought at
public sale for about (2,000. The cargo
The cable colony at Midway has had
hard luck In getting supplies. A box
of provisions dropped overboard from
a passenger steamer near the Island
several weeks ago was lost. The colony,
however, is not In straits over Its
food supply, although It has not had
fresh provender since the Hanalel went
HISTORY OF THE WHALEN.
The schooner Julia E. Whalen, which
has come to such an untimely end on
Midway Island, has had a lengthy service
over a considerable portion of the
world's sea for a small craft. Originally
nn old New England fisher boat, she
had some rough experiences before as
well as after arriving In Pacific waters.
The Whalen was built nt Essex,
Mass., In 18SC. She was 82V4 feet In
length, twenty-three and one-half feet
In width, and ten feet deep. She was
of ninety-six tons net reclster. For
years the Whalen made regular trips
from New England ports to the Newfoundland
fishing banks and was known
ns a very staunch little craft. When
the gold excitement broke out In the
Klondike small vessels were for a time
nt a premium in Alaskan waters. The
Whalen was fitted up and succeeded In
making a fair passage by way of the
Strnlts of Magellan to Alaska. She
made a number of trips from the Sound
country to Alaska and then went into
the South Sea trade, being owned by
the Samoa Estate and Navigating Company.
"Nick" Weaver of yacht
was the leading spirit in that
company and he later used the Whalen
to make a trip with some of his
"clients" In search for certain elusive
mines along the Mexican coast.
When W. C. Pencock, financial backer
The vessel put back to the dock and J of the Marcus Island Company, was in
the butcher nsslsted them ashore nnd
lowered a hamper, said to contain
clothing nnd other valuables, onto the
dock, which the two women took possession
of. It Is this same butcher
whom the police want In connection
with the Gallagher diamond robbery
Owing to Mrs. Anger having decided
to bring the guilty ones to trial. If pos
sible, she missed the Sierra, on which
she had decided to depart for her home
In Oakland. One of her woman acquaintances,
however, went away on
Important developments In the case
are expected soon.
THE OLDEST HORSE TRAILER.
Charles Taylor, the oldest trainer and driver of trotting horses
in the country, is nearly 97 years old, but is still vigorous. He lives
at White River Junction, Vt., where he is looking after horses on
a farm. This is the first year since boyhood that he has been off
the track. He was born in Canada, but has lived nearly all his
life in the United States.
san v rancisco euny iubi year in seurcn
of a vessel to carry his expedition to
the celebrated Marcus Island he found
tho Whalen and bought her. The vessel
came to Honolulu and Caotaln
Rosehlll sent her to Marcus Island and
back at a pretty good clip, tho schooner
making n smart voyage.
tho craft and fitted a new deck
house on her. After her return to Honolulu
the vessel was sold. The owners
of the schooner Charles Levi Woodbury
bought her for (2,000 at auction.
Since that time the Whalen has been
engaged In the Island trade, until her
last voyage to Midway Island.
IN THE STREET
Shortly after midnight, a native
named Kulkahl was found dead In the
street at the corner of School and LIU-
ha streets. His body was'taken charge
f by Williams Undertaking Parlors.
Well-Known Home Ruler Leader Passed Away
Quietly at His Home in the Presence-of
His Wife and Children.
Hobcrt W. Wilcox, tho Homo Ruler leader, Is dead.
About half past ton o'clock last night Mr. Wilcox breathed his last In
the presence of his wife and two llttlo children at his homo In Hackfold
Dr. Walters had bean In attendanco upon Mr. Wilcox earlier In the
evening but was not present whon ha died.
Tho last moments of dying native loader were pathetic In tho extreme.
Wednesday Mr. Wilcox mado hla last campaign epecch. On that day
ho was very sick and Mre. Wilcox did not wish him to go out but tho native
leaders went to his homo and in response to tholr entreaties Mr. Wilcox
went out and made a speech.
During yesterday Mr. Wilcox had six hemorrhages. Tho last one caused
After the fifth hemorrhage Mr. Wilcox low
was very and Dr. Walters, who
had been present, feared that If ho should havo another ho would die, Mrs.
Wilcox and their twd children were at his bedside.
In a weak voice Mr. Wilcox said:
"Mamma, mamma. I am a very sick man."
Mrs. Wilcox answered: "I know it You have been very sick for a long
time. I did not want- you to go out and make speeches. You were too stole.
You should not have gone."
"I could not help it," answered Mr. Wilcox, "tho leader said tho people
wanted me and Insisted that I should go."
A moment later his small son and daughter werw talking.
Mrs. Wilcox told the children not to make so much noise tm their father
was very 111. ' - .
Wilcox raised himself and said: "That's all right Let them alone.
I lore to hear my children's voices."
The sorrowful Mrs. Wilcox aat beside the bed,
others present, including ladies.
There were two or three
Mr. Wilcox complained of being very warm, "I am too hot," he said,
"bring me some Ice."
A few minutes later another hemorrhage resulted and he breathed hla last
The scene after that on the broad
of tho Wilcox home was sorrowful.
Mr. Dow, who lives near by, did his
best to comfort the widow, but she bitterly
bewailed the result of Mr. Wilcox,
when very 111, being forced to continue
making campaign speeches. This, she
considered, had caused his death, but
she said that he had always been very
loyal to his party and Its leaders. Even
in a severe illness he could not refuse
to go out and do what he considered
his duty on the stump.
Amid deep emotion Mrs. Wilcox told
those present of Mr. Wilcox's last return
from Washington. At that time
his eyes were sunken, he was bent over,
and looked very frail. She advised him
to rest and keep away from the excitement
of the county campaign and
she said that he also declared he did
not wish to enter the contest. A few
weeks later the party leaders came to
him and stated that the people would
have no one but him as a candidate.
"He told them," said Mrs. Wilcox,
"that he was too sick for politics, but
they said he must. They forced him to
go into the campaign and run for Sheriff.
I advised strongly, against It but it
was no use. They nominated him and
then made him make too many
speeches. They would come here to our
home and Insist that he go out and
work for his party. They would go to
a meeting, a long meeting, ana have
other people speak first. I told them to
let Mr. Wilcox speak first so he could
come homo early with me as he was
very sick. They said that's all right,
Just be patient, for Mr. Wilcox must
speak last. The people want only Mr.
Wilcox nnd If he speaks first he Is the
only' one they want to hear and then
they will go away without hearing our1
other candidates. So Mr. Wilcox always
had to speak last to hold the
crowd and this helped him to his death.
O, It's too bad they made him run."
Continuing Mrs. Wilcox stated that
she could not tell when the funeral
would take place. She might want to
keep the body a week but of course the
party leaders would have something to
soy about it as he was so prominently
connected with the party nnd it would
be a great blow to them.
Owing to the lateness of the hour of
his death, and from the fact that no
one realized that the leader was so low,
but few people knew of his death during
the night but today when the news
becomes known there will surely be a
great gathering of Hawaiian people
around the place where his body rests.
Aside from his politics Mr. Wilcox had
made very many warm friends. The
natives have a great aloha for the
dead leader and nre sure to be present
to mourn him. In large numbers.
During the past few weeks Mr. Wilcox
has been carrying on a very strenuous
campaign, as he was tho Home Rule
candidate for sheriff. He has made
many speeches on this Island and has
beqn very busy.
On the evening that ho made his last
speech he had previously attended
church with Mrs. Wilcox.
CAREER OF MR. WILCOX.
There are very few people In the Hawaiian
Islands who are not Intimately
acquainted with his career. So many
newspaper articles have been printed
concerning him that he has become
widely known and had a very large
personal acquaintance throughout the
Robert W. Wilcox wns born February
15, 1855, at Kahulu, Honuaula, Island
of Maul, Hawaiian Islands. His father
Is Win. S. Wilcox a native of Newport,
Rhode Island; he was a sea captain
and Is now eighty-seven yenrs old.
His mother wns Kalua Makoleokalnnl,
a direct descendant of
brother of King Knulahea of Maul.
He first went to school at Walluku
at the age of 8 years. Two years later
his mother died and his father moved
to ranching nt Makawao. After completing
his studies In 1870 he was a
teacher under the Board of Education
nt Honuaula, until 1880 when he was
elected to tho Legislature from tho
District of Walluku, Maul, and subse
quently went to Italy to study In the
military academies nnd n yoar later
was admitted to the Hoyal Military at
Turin. In 1885 he graduated from the
academy and was promoted to sub
THREE THOUSAND SOLDIERS
ARE COMING TO HONOLULU
Threo United States Army transports will bo in Honolulu liarlKr
during tho Inst week of October and llio first week of November,
two enrouto from tho Philippines for San Francisco, via. Nagasaki
and Honolulu, with entire regiments aboard, whoso service has expired,
and ono transport with 11 regiment 011 hoard,' from San Francisco
en route to ilriniln. At least 11,000 soldiers ns well ns n lnrgo number
of connections of tho ofliccrs will spend a iortiou of tho two weeks in
Tho transport Sheridan with tho Twenty-second United States
Infantry regiment which has loen at tho Presidio for a fow weeks,
is to sail from San Francisco for this port on October 31, arriving
hero about Novcinlwr 7.
Captain "Williamson, U. S. Doiwt Quartermaster, received a
cablegram on Thursdny from Nogiihnki, stating that tho transport
JhoimiH had left that iort for Honolulu on iridny, October 10, and
tho transport Loinm had left tho samo port on Thursday, Oetoler
22, with instructions to call hero. Giving loth vessels ,oloven days
to nrrivo hero, tho Thomas should reach ort on October 27, nnd tho
Logan, on November 2.
Under instructions from tho "War Department, tho Thomas was
ordered to Honolulu, to tnko nboard Hawnii's exhibit for tho St.
Louis Fair next year. Secretary Oeorgo Carter paw tho army
authorities at Washington a fow weeks ago and obtained their permission
to ship tho Hawaiian exhibit on a transport, tho samo privilego
having been extended to tho Philippines.
Tho Fifteenth Cavalry may bo aloard ono of tho returning
transports, and tho Eleventh Cavalry on tho other.
ROBERT W. WILCOX DEAD
lieutenant of artillery.. Then ho entered
the Royal Application School for
Engineer nnd Artillery Ofllcers. Whllo
he was taking tho last course In this
school ns an artillery officer ho wan
recalled by the Hawnllan Government
That was In tho year 1887.- He wan
Just mnrrled to a young lady of tho
noble houso of Colonnn dl Stlgllano.
Her name was Slgnorina Glna Sobrero.
She -accompanied him and In 1888 they
moved to San Francisco where Mr.
Wilcox was employed as a surveyor and
wife gave lessons in French and Italian.
Wilcox came back to Honolulu
In 1889, and his wife returned to Italy.
In the morning of July SO, 1889, Mr.
Wilcox led n body of native revolutionists
and succeeded In ocupylng the
grounds of tho "Ioianl Palace," now the
Executive Building, but by evening-he
becamo a prisoner and was charged
with high treason by tho government,
but his countrymen, ns Jurymen, discharged
him. In 1890, he was elected to
the Legislature from Honolulu as ono
of the representatives In 1892 Mr. Wilcox
was again elected to the Legislature
as leader of the "Liberal Party."
In 1895, he led tho Diamond Head
revolution against the Provisional Government.
After two weeks of revolution
he was captured,
and sentenced to death. Mr. Dole
commuted the sentence to 35 years imprisonment
nt hard labor and $10,000
fine. In January, 1896, he was given a
conditional pardon and In 1898 Presi
dent Dole gave him a full pardon.
While in prison In 1895, Pope Leo XIII
granted to his wife an annullatlon of
the marriage; also the Civil Court of
Italy. The Italian Consul and the
Catholic Bishop at Honolulu confirmed
this action and In 1896, Mr. Wilcox
was again married to Mrs. Theresa
Cnrtwrlght, a Hawaiian lady, who has
become a well known figure In Hawaiian
After a hard fought campaign on Nov.
6, 1900, he was elected by the Independent
Home Rule party Hawaii's first
Delegate to Congress, defeating Sam
Parker and Prince David
He worked hard as delegate while
In 1902 he was again a candidate for
Delegate but was defeated by Prince
Kalanlanaole. Ho returned to Washington
to finish out his term, but was
very 111 most of the time, and on his
return this year ho was but a shadow
of his former self.
Mr. Wilcox leaves a widow, and two
young children, a boy and a girl.
Nominations for County
Officers of Oahu
F. J. Testn, one of tho Democratic
convention's candidates for supervisor
at large In Oahu county, has declined
the contest. Up till C o'clock yesterday
afternoon, tho closing time for nominations,
the necessary papers for entitling
Mr. Testa's name to bo Placed
upon the ofllclnl ballot were not filed.
Chris. Willis's nomination as Homo
Rule candidate for surveyor was perfected
late yesterday afternoon.
Registrar C. R. Buckland has furnished
the following list of candidates
for Oahu county ofllces for publica
tion. Before doing so he cut out tho
Hawaiian translations of tho foreign
names as a safeguard against counter-felting.
This precaution Is due to
charges 'bandied about nfter tho Terri
torial elections. These arc the names
In the order wherein they will aoDear
upon .the olllclal ballots, party Initials
being added for this publication:
SUPERVISORS AT LARGE.
Boyd, Jnmes H. (II. R.)
Fernandez, Abraham (II. R.)
Harvey, Frank R. (jr. R.)
Lucas, John (R.)
Robinson, Mark P. (R.)
Ronton, Oeorgo F. (It.)
Three to be elected.
SUPERVISORS, FOURTH DISTRICT.
Ashford, C. W. (H. R.)
Gllman, J. A. (R.)
Hocking, A. (R.)
Notley, David (II. R.)
Two to bo elected.
SUPERVISORS, FIFTH DISTRICT.
Dwlght. S. C. (R.)
Kealoha, J. M. (H. R.)
Ma hoe, S. K. (H. R.)
Puhla, Frank (R.)
Two to bo elected.
Brown, Arthur M. (R.)
Wilcox, Robert W. (H. R.)
COUNTY CLERIC AND RECORDER.
Kalauokalanl, Jr., David K. (II, It.)
Murray, Harry E. (R.)
Nakulna, Moses Kunea (I.)
Sherwood, Isaac (R.)
Wilcox, Chas. (II. R.)
ASSESSOR AND TAX COLLECTOR.
Iaukea, C. P. (II. R.)
Pratt, J. W. (R.)
Caypless, Edgar (H. R.)
Rawlins, Wm. T, (R.)
Booth, C. W. (H. R.)
Damon, S. E. (R.)
Boyd, Robert N. (R.) , ' :
Willis, C. J. (II. R.) J