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1 1 A V A T T A N G A Z ETT K , FRIDAY, JANUARY' 2, 1914.-SEMI-VEEKLY.
Thousands Celebrate tPassma.
Oj i y i o ana jreet iy ew x ear
With Honolulu Carnival Spirit
' ' ". iippy Nenr',YerJ"-'". '' ' '.' I ' ;. ' ..-.:'; '.. J
. . '"KonobS fat rhoy!" .;,:v , ; ; ;' '. : .
Long before midnight last night these greetings in English and Chinese ,'were being .
exchanged all. over Honolulu and especially among thoite who took part in .the mayor's
- aecond annual bull bn Bishop Square. Here'' Was assembled a constantly shifting crowd
' of gay pleasure seekers, thousands of men, women and children of all ages joining thit
throng which lined the broad sidewalk upon which the couple danced away the old and
'welcomed the New Year.-, ' '' ; '.' ' 'V v; .' ,,..':; -
Mayor and Mrs. J. J. Fern opened the ball when the Hawaiian band, undW the leader- '
ship of Captain Merger, 'struck up a "lively, two-etep, and the mayor, dressed all in white; .
with Mrs. i'ern handsome! t gowned in white with a graceful aigrette in her balr, started
up the line from King street and twirled between the crowds, which line I the reserved,
dancing pavement six deep on each side, almost to Hotel street and back again. -
.,: Only in Honolulu of all cities in the world, does the mayor give his annual ball in the' .
open air en the sidewalk. Had no reserved list, and last evening, New; Year' Kve, the
air was as balmy as on the proverbial Jnne evening in the now frozen East The new '
- moon looked, like a bright ami In in the sky and all around the thousands of electric lights
made the square as bright as though with sunshine. ;
Like Carnival Scene. . t.
. : ' Nearly everybody had bags of confetti and ticklers, while a aew stunt eanio Into
' vogue with what might be called horse-tails, short stick with a big bujich of patter rib
' , boos on the end, with which laughing boys and girts swished one annthr-t-and 'most
. everyone, else. Long before midnight Bishop, Hotel, King, Fort and down to Nuunnu
streets waa covered with confetti. - .., ' ;
' Captain Bcrger had no set program, for tli Hawaiian band, but starting in with a .
, , twe-step, then another, he switched to 4 rag, which His Honor danced with' consummate
' fETSce, following with a waits and then, tackled a two-step ngain, to hrift IntoQ-
a rag-time-gallop, keeping it up in the shape f twostep and waltzes uiitu
midnight, when there was k general about of "Kouolii fst thoy," and "Happy
. New Year," ironi all assembled. . , . ,
- There in no' formality alut tho mayor's annual .ball and everybody enjoys
' lim or herself ns best suits the funcy, yet there was very little horseplay last
night, but en the contrary, excellent order ias mnintuined front start to' fluish.
One feature of the evening was the great nnmler of soldier present, some
oi whom danced on the sidrwHlk with women pnrtaers, but as a rule they made
up sets among themselves and footed it in livery fashion ia the strcot Itself.
' ' Now and then partios of maskers from the Klks ball joined the tnroni oi
. Bishop Hqnare and were the renter of attraction and the storm center for con
fetti throwers. Altogether, froin start to finish, it was a jolly ITair and one
lo be reiuemuered by all taking part, ,
. Two Chinese Kaw Years. ' . .'
: Tl.sre is a great division smong the Chinese of the city in regard to the cele
bration of Now Vears. Jtanoary 1, 1013, wu 4be Arst time that any faction
.I Chinese observed the new year ia "linole stylo,'' and these were those favor
ing the llipulilic, which changed the old odcr of Us calendar,) which had pre
vailed for almost nuknown thousauds ef years, to the Occidcatal standard.
At midnight last evenlug thousands of firecrackers were set off in tho eiien-
tal quarter by' the Rejuiblicans, but a lurgb contingent of tho ('Uinese fominu
nity, many . of them royalists, will hold their celcbratioa in , tho old style in
February,, when .the moon is full.
' But during the entire evening the Chinese wc.ro In evidence on the streets,
all the stores on. Nuuanu street were open and there were a great aiuny caller
throughout the oriental section,, whilp the costumes of the Chinese women and
girls at the Oiayor'a ball added in large measure to the picturcsquenoss of tha
gay affair. , .
v " ' '-Japanese Reception. ' ;.
Tho Jnpanesn community will brgln their relelirstioti of the New Yeur today
with an ofli. I;i reception nt the Japanese ronsiilato oa Nuuanu avenue, where
en late, will bo tho hosts al the consular resilience from ten to half-past eleven
suite, will be tho lioxta at the consular residence from tea to half-past eleven
- e'eloek this morning. : . I. -.' . ;.
At this reception all will be made welcome and It Is .(specially the time when
the Japanese women of the community will don their best obi end kimono and
par their .respect to His Imperial Majesty's representative. -.'
Vice-Consul Arita stated yesterday that be ia greatly enjoying the Hawaiian
climate, especially as it is in such great contrast to that.be has just left ai
Ottawa, Canada, where it was twenty-reven -degrees below zero when he. was
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THE DANCERS nf 0?ENINQ GRAND MARCH (Photo by Bonine),
; , AND QUEEN ANNE, MRS- CHARLES F. CHILLING WORTH.
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:JXIIMIDT'S SECOND TRIAL
BEGINS EARLY THIS MONTH
.. NEW YORK, .laiiiiary !. (By As
sociated Tress uble.) Ilaus 8cbmiH,
charged with minder in the fi(st de
gree, will have his secoud triul liegin
! i ii t; .lauuary 1. The jury in bis tirtst
trial fail.-, I to uirren und were dis
f hui-.'i'd la.-t week, ; ,
AVAsrllNGTON, January L (By
Associated. Tres f.'&ble) Officers at
Naval Observatory here made every ef
fort at midnight lust night to get.into
touch by wireless transmission with the
Territory ef Hawaii, .
Ip to two 6 'clock this morning the
wireless station at Heeia had been un
able to pick up the wireless message,
sent out from Washington;- ;
Sixty-Mjle 'Gale, Lah Washout
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HAN FHANCISCO, Januflry 1. (Uy . AiM-iati;d I'mst Qabli;.) Nw Year's Kve .celebrations were
held Uirotijrhout r-entral aiwl noHhern Kfstioris f Cilil'oniin under. .extremely. . unusual . eireunw'flitt'es
yestertlay and lat evening, the jrreattt. .irt U Jhe .State beirj.' t-t')rnK-ept and a sixty-mil.j an hour
idle blowing in this itVv '. '. ., - '. ' ",.'v;'..v:. '! . ..'-' , .
TremendouH damage ha.s been eauHwl ly the st. run und flooday here as well as over most ,, the
State, About 4000 feet of the beach in tho' vicinity of the : .celebrated Cliff House here Inis been washed
av7ny.v;-- ;vl .:-'''7:-i-,' ': .'"y- , VT;' 'i.' ::., '".
: In tlto northern cction of the. Stno all the rivers are rjins to diinerous heights; 'Ivrhird landslides and
washouts have, bloeked both the overland traffic aJKl the 'Oregon railroad Jinea.' - ' '
Thousands of men are working like beavers alonf the banks of the Sacramento and Chjeo fivers
in a desperate, effort to build up the leveeg with sand bagsand avert a disastrous flood in the low,
lying valley districts. ; ' ''.. 1 .;: V " :
j So far as reported there arc no Jives lost, but the suffering in various parts of the State, due to tho
storm and floods, is immense.. . 'y . r ' . . ; ' ', ' "
EIGHT DEAD, MANY HURT
IN AN INCENDIARY FIRE
NEW YORK, December 31. (By
Associated '' Press Cable)--Five meu
and three women are dead and fifteen
others are seriously injured as the re
sult of an incendiary tenement bouse
fire In the. Kast Hide district, !
' Heart-rending scenes were witnessed
in the huge, crowd that assembled
while the firemen were fighting, the
flames. A number of children were
endangered but were saved by hard
work. ' ' ' . ' .
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I.()Ni)0. Tecfrmber Sl.fBv Asso-
clativl Press Culile.) liiyht Hon. James
Hi e, farmer ambassador to ths Cuited
states, was created m viscount today.
iiiMie nrT : . .
UlrtllJ ULfll v
RECORDS FOR AUTOS
January 1. (By Associated
Press Cable )Keport filed with
the secretary of state' and com-
ldeted yesterday, show that Call-
fornians sjieut H.9i)H.(l(K) for au
tomobiles alone during . the past
year, thus leading all other Slates
in the amount spent for this class
of Koo, Is , ' . ' ' '
TRAIN BANDIT IS SANE
' I,OS A NO ELKS), December 31. (By
Associated Press CJable) Examination
by an alienist today brought a report
from the expert that Kalph Fariss, the
Houthcrn Paio traia bandit, is sane.
We has interposed a ,da of insanity
to this murder charge agttinst bint.
MqWaders Threio All
A 'aide 'And HtM"Tlirth
ReVehtiHWor of New Year
, With Royalty in the person of Tier Majesty, (itcrn.Liliuokalani, applauding from her
. box, and the King and Queen of the Revels, Dr. Oeorgo Herbert and Mrs. Char le C'hil
lingwortb, lcadingthe grand" march in true regal fashion, tho New Year's .charity ball
mmm nnnil ut. niirht in thA nw nrmnrv .urw'',iil .t..nl mvwh h.n,. Krlllianf nnva amw nnA
more truly typical of the new spirit of Honolulu than l(s promoters had dared hope for.
'.From half -past, nine- on the last day of the dying yeur until far into this morning
of tlie New Year the- great floor of the armory was a swirl of guy colors, with holiday
makers in almost every eoueeivable .costume en joying to tho full tho air of fvty abandon .
' that had the crowd' In its grip, ragging, tvotcinng and waltzing to the splendid muslo
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enjoying to the limit of decorum the indecorum permitted by masquerade. . ' " ; '
' The great ball of the new armory proved to bo just wht Honolulu has needol for
some time. Without it oo jlch an airair us wnx jiven'ty the Elks last pight could have
llAtfn sltllllklfllL 1 Thll.l 1.1 IA ItTui.r IiIiwa in lli.i..lnln u.iV fii.itikii,t,liitint n AltM.httlf
vi inuno wuu Kniuvrmi ifiiiiuuvrrunuiii ur uiHrouiron unuor inv luixiijr sun ol nvf n
tienal Guard building. 'Repeated attempts at a count. wore ainde without success, but jt
is estimated that no fewer than flvo hundred nuiKqueraders were on the .floor at .a time,
with plenty of roam for each cosple, while twice that number. of epoetator filled tho boxes
in the overhanging gtUwrjr or won seated in the roomy alcoves.. . . ,
- :;-- ' -.-A Splendid Hail, . , 1 1 V' "-!
; From graud march until ''the- Ury left ihr rrlnjemrnts "proved 'dequate. . Tli hall
itself was a revelation to the many who visited it tor Ut f.tfi Untr, aal ths' iiiflud's thn
very groat majority, . 'l no sire ol the dancing floor pne humlred reel wide ml use nun.
' dred and seventy feet long first called for ro'nment. Then the decorations came in for
Admiration, from the hundreds of banners thnt jvuved from tho ceiling, among the yards
.and yards of white and purple burning, to the h:ippy groupings of palms and forus and
, . . iipinsettas, by the huudrdn, along the walls, about the d:iis of King. Georgo and
vivueen Anno ana masseo in the ceiitet of the floor to form a rem anu iiori
mount, from the crest of which a lordly elk, a beautiful 'specimen, gazed over
the heads of the dancers. '';..(
... 1 '.,:. 'K?. ' ..".'.' . -The Eoyal Box., .: '...'!. V 1 '': ' -
: Her Majehty Queen Liliuokulani, acconipaaied by Prince aud Princess Ks ,
leninnnolo, Mr. and Mrs. Dominis ami n few porsonal friends", occupied the cen-,
tor box on the Rwa side of the balcony.. The box was draped la the royal colors -and
suspended from the railing fluttered the personal flag of Her Majesty. The'
Queen was saluted by many of the dancers, these salutes being graciously re
turned. , , .; s . ;
Upiosite was the box occupied by (iovernor Pinkhnm, who shared with the
Queen tho attention of the many hundreds present. - With the Governor were
Doctor and Mrs. Cooper and other friends. . . ""
- The box circle was crowded ami the sceno on the dancing floor from the ven
tage point of the boxes was a most interesting and enjoyable one, justifying the .
use to which the balcony bad been put, '.',.' , ' : '.- . . - ' v
"' Queen Anne's Court, : ., ' ' :,'..
Qseen Anne, Who la Mrs. Charles ( hillingwortb in pBvate life, made a mag
nificently beautiful queen ef the ball, list splendid figure was draped ia royal
purple, with train ef gold, bordered with ermine. .Her crown nu4 royal. chain
glistened with gems, among tbvse being somo lielonging to Queen Liliuokalun.1
and being royal jewels in very truth. Her maids of honor Iorme picture of
girlish loveliness, including several of the most beautiful of thoyoungor so-t-iety
set.. Miss Helen Hpuldiug wore pule jreen-charmeuso, with shadow lace
trimming and pink chiffon. Mies Myrtlo Schuman'a gown was of pink brocad
ed, satin, with lace trimming. . Miss ttuti- Anderson, was dainty in blue chlffou '
and Miss Tholma Murphy had a most liecominj costume of emerald green satin,
with rhinestone trimmings and chiiron. drapery. Mias Pauline Schscfor wore
whits satin with bead trimmings and rrepe do chine overskirt.' Mrs. Norma
Adams had her pi tire beauty emiihasixod' with, a dainty eostumo of iavendor
satin, ut en tram. It was a beautrful court group that gathered with Kiag
George, handsome in red velvet and gold, en tho reyal dais, the scone boing aided
by the white and gold costumes of tlitrbandsome little' puges, Masters J. Hfo
dero, Bryant Cooper. H. Campbell and Raymond Kcudder.
. The court jester, James A. Wilder, in motley iind with cap aud bolls, added
noise aa well as eolor to the festive occasion. --!-.-';. .
'- ;.'-- .; ' -..'Ths Prix. WUuiers. ' '
It Whe ne easy task that was set the judges to deci'da amid tho bewildering
many just what, costumes were most worthy of attention,' but choice had to
be made and, when it was announced, there waa a general agreemeM' that the
judges had performed a dillicnlt timl;' well. The prir.es which were-, presented
' ' ' t'oiitiiuied on pago eight.) , ' '.' .' . .' '.
PLOTTERS ARE EXECUTED
TAIKOjlt', Formosa, J auuhry 1. r
(Hy Aesociated Press Cable)-rThlr-teeii
Formosaaa,; arrested S ' month ago
and sentenced to death fo plettiag
agaiaet the- Japaaist government 1 a
this (aland, were executed here yester
, THE CHILDREN'S COLDS.
, Watch the children's colils and enra
them before t key weak eu the vitality,
rse Chaiuberlaiu'a Cough Remedy free
ly. It Is perfectly safe. .It has been.
tflfcted by chemrsts.nnd pronnunceil-fi,.,,
from in jurious substances aiyl costs but.
a trifle. . f or ne uv an iieaier. Ri.i
Smith' k t'o.Tigriits for Hawaii. '.
INITIATIVE FAILS FOR AN
' f ANTI-PRIZEFIQHT LAW
SACRAMENTO, January . 1. (By
Associated Iresa t.able)--The effort un
der the initiative .statute ia ensure an .
anti-prize nght bw has fnibt'V here
through- luck of signatures to tho
petition.'' 1 .' -' '.; , ' "