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that they are with Admiral Seymour.
One thousand Japanese are landing
at Taku and 2000 more are expected tomorrow,
when a battalion of French
Is also due. The foreign admirals have
appointed Commander "Wise, commander
of the Monocacy, to be commandant
at Tong Ku.
MINISTERS LEAVE PEKING
"UNDER CHINESE ESCORT.
Washington, June 27 The Chinese
Minister. Mr. Wu. ame to the relief of the
newc situation this morning, with a despatch
coming in a round-about from Pekfn.
The Minister's news appears to have been
anticipated unofficially so far as it relates
to the depaiture of the foreign ministers
from Pekin. But the Importance of his
message lies in the fart that it is a week
later in date thin any official despatch
which has reached Europe or America
since break in the line of communication
The .V.initrrsavs the despatch reached
him from Pekin vu SJnan Fu. the capital
city of Shantung province. The Minister
is firmly convinced of the accuracy of tre
statements contained in his message. Sec
retary Hay also was Inclined to credit the
despatch and was pleased to find tiiat it
wis corroborated by the despatch of the
French Consul General in Shantung to his
In well informed diplomatic cfrdes the
news th2t the foreign ministers have left
Pekin for the north under a Chinese escort
is regarded with some apprehension. It is
presumed, of course, that the escort is
compose- of imperial troops, but a feeling
of unrest is induced by the evident fact
that in the present circumstances that the
imperial troops are not to te absolutely
Indications are abundant that they, too,
are Imbued with the an sentiment
which has frund its open exponent in the
Boxer. While no feat is expressed that
the personal safety of the diplomatic rep
resentatives of foreign governments is
endangeied, the Intimation is conveyed
that they may be held as hostages, if
this should be true, the troops accompanying
them would be rather a gurd titan an
It is pointed out that in 1S60 in circum 1
stances quite similar to those which obtain
at present, the French minister was taken
north from Pe: in under "escort." He was
actually held as a hostage.
Diplomatic representitives of foreign
government here, have received, so far as
known, little news from their governments,
with tespect to the sitmtfjn in China.
From w hat meagre reparts have reached
thr it n tile dl
culty of obtaining .v.urate informauor s 7
embarrassing all governments.
REPORT OF DISCORD
IN THE FOREIGN RANKS, j
CIIEEFOO. June 2C The officers of
the British first-class cruiser Terrible
assert that discord exists between the
Russians and and
say they believe the Russians are planning
to break the concert and take possession
of Peking independently. They
assert that Vice-Admiral Seymour's.
command lacked unison, the foreigners
sulking because they were under British
leadership. They bitterly denounce
the Russians' general conduct as uncivilized
and barbarous, and charge
that the slaughter of the peaceful Chinese
at Taku has aroused the otherwise
passive natives against the foreigners.
WASHINGTON. June 2C The officials
here receive with regret and concern
the reports from Cheefoo that discord
existed between the Russians and
the so-called "Anglo - Americans."
Coming from the officers of the Terrible,
it is considered as ugly "sailor
talk." At the same time, it has been
recognized from the outset that such .1
heterogenous force gave opportunities
for serious differences, as it is well
known that the sailors" and soldiers do
not like to serve under a foreign su
Americans in the Fight.
London, June 27. A special despatch
from Chefoo says:
"The fight of the allied forces'against
I the combined Boxers and the Chinese
soldiery, barring the road to Tien Tsin,
opened at daybreak. One hundred and
fifty Americans were among the 2000
international troops. The Chinese
soon broke under heavy shelling and
then the arsenal was attacked and the
guns were gradually silenced. The
fight was practically over nt noon.
"The keen rivalry for the honor of
first entering the city resulted in the
Americans and British going In neck
and neck with the others close up."
Reports Them All Safe.
London. June 27, 3:33 p. m. The
British Consul at Amoy telegraphs this
morning that the Europeans at Peking
are reported to be safe. ,
June 27. The German Consul
at Chefoo confirms the contents of the
message from Vice Admiral Seymour
which reached Monday, saying
he was then eight tiHes westward
of that city, terribly harassed, coutd
only hold out another two days and had
sixty-three men killed and over two
hundred, wounded sad adds that the
Admiral asked for the despatch of a
roJiinm of 3608 men. This column
It during the morning of
j Russaa command.
YACHTS CONTEST. ,
jEva, Hawaii, Myrtle i
and PoMi Were !
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i;L,U ii iiiii:i.njii
ON THE TRACK AND CINDER !
PATH AT aiAKIKI
Some Amusing and Exciting' Events
Sensational Finish in the
One Hundred and Twenty
One of the prettiest sights ever witnessed
in the harbor was the maneuvering
of the yachts yesterday preparatory
to the start. There were 15 boats
in the different classes, and the new
manner of starting was one of the features
of the race. It gives a chance to
the capable yachtsman to get a good
start. It is a test of seamanship, and
makes a start interesting for all con
The first to get away were the Bonnie
Dundee. Eva and La Paloma. The two
first left almost together, but the Paloma.
being more unwieldy, was quite
a distance behind.
The second class had but two starters,
the Hawaii and Marion. They
started nearly even, but did not stay
The third-class boats were the Myrtle,
Malolo, Kaiki and Leoma. They got
away in a bunch, after a false start
The Myrtle soon showed her heels, and
throughout the race they were in the
same position as at the finish.
The Pakii, Clytie, Abbie M. and
Edith L. started in the fourth class.
Trouble began in the races when the
first turn was reached. The orders of
sailing were to round a stakeboat off
Sans Souci. The boat could not be Wr.
seen. It was finally discovered that the
stakeboat was a cask with a stake attached
to it. The boat which anchored as
the buoy started back to town, and
some of the yachts rounded her this
side the anchored buoy and will be disqualified
for not going the entire
Great Interest centered on the are
race. The boats were all reckoned
as fast The little Myrtle, sailed
by Crozier and Brotherton, showed her
superiority, however, in no
V: v:n:- nV,VK'ArKt r
Artnur unes, a& u.
ment She is a brand new boat, and
was built for speed. Her crew of six
ivpm kent bailing from the time the
spar buoy was passed until the finish
of tne w keep ner afloat. As soon
as she struck rough water her seams
opened, and there was a space along
the garboard streak opened up about
three-quarters of an inch through
which the water rushed. The boys who
sailed in her were glad to reach the
harbor in safety.
The Hawaii made a runaway race cf
the second class, winning from the
Marion by over half an hour.
ln the fourth-class race the Pakii
beat the Edith L. by about one minute,
counting the handicap allowed the
The first-class race was around the
southeastern end of the Island to and
around Rabbit Island. The wind being
verv light, the Paloma dropped out at
Koico Head, leaving the Bonnie and
Eva to finish the race alone.
To Black Point the Bonnie lead the
Eva by quite a distance. The wind
freshened near Koko Head, and the
Eva gained rapidly and was soon a
long distance ahead of the Bonnie Dundee.
The Eva rounded Rabbit Island
and started home, passing the Bonnie
at Makapu Point When Diamond
Head was reached the Eva was met by
several of the smaller boats, which had
sailed out to watch the two racers. The
wind suddenly fell, becalming the
whole fleet. They lay there for some
time, scarcely making any neauwai,
and the Bonnie was seen coming like
a racehorse and bringing the wind with
It had been agreed between the first-class
boats that the finish of their race
would be at the soar buoy. The Eva
drifted towards the buoy and passed It
at 4:15, the Bonnie finishing 29 minutes
later. The Eva made her moorings
with scarcely a breeze rippling the
water. When, the Bonnie Dundee entered
the harbor it was with her lee
rail under water.
The yachts of the second, third and
fourth classes sailed over the same
course, the little Myrtle making the
fastest time of them all and beating the
Hawaii's time by 11 minutes and 34
Following is the order of the finishes
and the time of the finish, as recorded
by the kitchen clock in the Healani
clubhouse. It was what the yachts were
started bv and by It they finished:
Hawaii, 11:15:46; Myrtle, 11:18:13;
Malolo, 11:44:32; Marion. 11:50:35;
Kaiki. 11:50:43; Leoma. 12:04:27;
12:20:25: Clytie, 12:25:22; Edith
L., 12:23:40; Abbie M 12:41:36; Era.
4:15:00; Bonnie, 4:44:30. Time of last
two yachts taken at spar buoy.
The misunderstanding of the posi
tions probably accounts for some discrepancies
In time. There were no
judges or timers at the finish- Walter
Wall and others took the time of ail
the boats, not ofiicially. but because
they were interested in the sport.
The day was enjoyed by all who
took part in the races, but the results
were disappointing to many.
There was "a large crowd to witness. I
the field sports on the old baseball
grounds at Makiki in the afternoon.
at 2:30 o'clock, but were delayed, owing
to the treasurer of the committee not
showing op. The prizes amounted to
155, and the would-be contestants were
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' THE HONOLULU R EPUBLICAN
TOLOm I. KO. 19 HONOLULU, H. X, THURSDAY, JULY 5, 1900 PRICE jETVE CESIS
FEAR ion v.m
Believed They are Held
as Hostages by
A2EERICANS AND BRITISH
LEAD IN ENTERING
Unrest in all the Provinces and
General Uprising' Threatened
at Canton and Other
Jnne S7. 5:05 p. m. The
cable m meases from the Fur East today
ar to air conflicting in their tenor that
almost any desired view of the situation
to derfitclbie iAerefrum. On te
whole, however, news te encouraging
and It to safe to assume that Vce Admiral
Seymour and the legation,
whether together or separately, will ultimately
reach a place of safety.
locate the lepmtlouers at
diffnTptacea. bat It aeetng agreed that
they are safely away from Peking.
The latent Shanghai report says
Prince Twin (the head of the Chinese
foreign OUlce, and father of the heir
apparent,) line sent the legationers to
Sian Fu wader escort and adds tliat
Sian Km will be the new capital in the
event of Peking being occupied by the
It to thought at Shanghai that now
Tien Tuin to relieved, the combined international
forces will have no difficulty
in reaching Peking, though it is
expected It will be found that all th
foreigners have already left. It is
claimed that the reports as to the damage
done at Tien Tain and the casualties
among the foreign residents have
Iwn highly colored.
The exodna of Chinese from
to unabated. Every steamer is
thronged and the authorities have been
Miged U) reaort to the use of the fire
how lo prevent the fugitives from
overcrowding the veels. The commander
of the Hrltish first-class
r l'nrimuiod. however, lias landed
large supplies of rifles and ammunition,
and guna have boen placed ln P'J
niUon at commanatns points with the
result that the foreigners are confldont
they can oreome any attack on the
settlement, into which the foreigners
from the ouWitations are rapidly
According to a despatch from New
Chwang. the Kusslans there are barely
able to cope with the situation. The
Chinese, it appears, are burning all the
railroad material, killing isolated Russians
at every opportunity and destroying
the coal mines.
The St- James Gaaetto expressed the
opinion that China is "tenoning America
the impossibility of a great trading
nation avoiding Imperialism, "adding:
Ainurlra's experience will teach htr
it is not the desire to grab distant
lands, but unavoidable destiny that
drive Groat Britain ever forward.
Washington has no choice but to protect
the imperilled American citizens
and having once Intervened in China
to protect hor interests, she shall never
be able to shake from her shoes the
dust of Uio Celestial Empire."
SEYMOUR'S FORCES ARE
COMPELLED TO FALL BACK.
NKW YORK. Juno 27. A cable to
the Shu from London, dated June 27,
A dispatch to the Central News from
Cbeafoo, dated Tuesday, says the
Ktnamnr Tune-Chow brings news from
Taku to 5 o'clock yesterday to the
erfeat that it is officially stated that
communication hadnbecn established
with Admiral Seymour, wtio was within
nine miles of Tien-Tsin. He was
being bard pressed by Chinese, and
was much hampered by sick and
wouuded. Few of the force had been
killed. Troops are being rapidfy forwarded
from Taku. it is estimated
that thoro are 10.. .0 troops between
Taku and Tien-Tsin. Most of these are
Japanese, who continue to pour In.
Watson", a Taku pilot, forced his way
through the Chinese lines from
which place he left after dark.
He reached Taku early Sunday morning,
after traveling ou horseback and
on foot He says reports that have been
jumt out of the condition of affairs at
are exaggerated. But few
casualties wore caused by the bombardment,
and only small damage to prop-,
erty. People naturally were anxious,
but intended to make a sortie Sunday.
The general impression in Taku and
Cheofoo is that Peking can now be
easily relieved. It is impossible to
obtain an Idea of the Chinese casualties.
The allied forces worked together
AMERICANS AND BRITISH
WERE FIRST XN TIEN-TSIN.
CHEEFOO. Juno 2S. The Americans
and British entered first, silencing
the guns of the arsenal and
breaking through the Chinese lines.
The foreigners were dose behind. The
Russians lost 4 " SuoSSiUe.
The Joeees of the oher aauonaiiues
a little chary about participating until .
the coin was in sight. The band cheered f
on the contestants. Several of the j
events created much amusement. Sam J
was abiy assisted by w. prestrdse.
A.t. "WV-Art W. fcW N- i.- -J U4F I
potato race, six entries n. wagner.
first: H. Chilton, second,
Throwing baseball En Sang, first.
104 yards; W. .Merrill, second.
Fifty-yard dash, for girls under 10
31. McGuire, first; E. Bushnell, second.
One hundred-yard dash, eight entries j
En Sang, first. 12 seconds: F. Price.
Running high jump, five entries
Waialua, first, 4 feet 11 inches; En
One hundred and twenty-yard hurdle
En Sang, first; Waialua, second.
Pole vault Ah Lock, first, S feet 9t
inches; En Sang, second.
One hundred-yard dash, for boys
under 14, twenty .entries R. Wilcox,
first; C. Freria, second.
Eighty-yards dash, for boys under
12, sixteen entries P. Cummins, first;
En Che, second.
Eighty-yards dash, for girls under 14,
eight entries L. Wagner, first; E.
Sixty-yards dash, for girls under 12,
ten entries E. Murray, first; E.
Boot and shoe race, nine entries H.
Chilton, first; J. P. Louis, second.
The features of the races was the 120-yards
hurdle. It was a sensational finish.
En Sang fell down, but succeeded
winning by a neck.
A shower prevented the boys from
climbing the greased pole, and the pig,
which was also to have been greased,
did not show up.
In the evening fireworks burst forth
from all quarters, and many families
The band played in the Hawaiian
HONOLULU'S NATIONAL BANK.
Perry Heath and His Brother Said
to be Interested in it.
WASHINGTON, June 25. The
Comptroller of the Currency to-day au
thorized the organization of the First
National Bank of Honolulu, with a
capital of $100,000. The necessary a
blanks were sent to the Seligmans of
New York. Bruce Cartwright, George
Macfarlane and B. R. Banning of
Honolulu and Daniel Meyer and E. R.
Lilienthal of San Francisco are named
incorporators. This is the institution
in which, it was said some time
ago, First Assistant Postmaster-General
Perry S. Heath and his brother
were largely interested. Although they
may now have an interest in it, they
not named in the banks papers.
Foreman Leathan, Who Puts in the
Plant at K; hei, Expresses
It was learned from J. T. Leathran
yesterday that there are many of the
workingmen of California willing to
emigrate to Hawaii and settle, if some
inducement is offered them.
Mr. Leathan is the foreman of the
mpn hroueht down from the Risdon
Iron Works to put in the big pump at
the Keihei plantation some 300 feet below
surface. The men will return to
the Coast as soon as the work is finished.
Foreman Leathan was seen at the
Queen Hotel last night and asked about
the probability of any of the forty men
remaining in the Territory after their
contracts are complete and replied:
"We are all under contract by which
H.O. mciinn Tmn Works pays our pass-
age down, and, if we remain on the job
until it is compietea, iue m
back to San Francisco. At the same
ticie, the majority of the men came
down with the expectation of remaining
here, if they can get work at paying
prices, after contracts expire. There
are thirty or more miners, beside carpenters,
blacksmiths, riggers, machinists,
etc., in the party, and they will dig
two holes at Kihei 300 feet deep, so that
the pump will be on the level oi me
water. It will taKe six monui
"As to our staying here, of course, a
few will go back; but the majority are
likely to stay. Why, r would guarantee
to deliver a hundred men on short notice
for any branch of the mechanical
trades in "the Islands, provided they
had some inducement offered them. The
S4 a dav paid here is an inducement.
Men do not want to come 2000 miles on
a mere chance of getting work. Any
how .they all think you are overrun
down here with Oriental labor and
hesitate to come.
"How about your sewer contract?
Who is doing the' work? White men
or Orientals? Why did those who let
the contract not specify 'white labor?'
I propose to work it so that the Japs
employed by the plantation shall not
be around where the machinery is I do
not intend to give all my plans away."
The following guests were registered
at the Hawaiian Hotel yesterday: a
H Buch and wife, New York; Isidor
Cohen, A. W. Hiae A. G. Walsh, W. J.
England, Mrs. J. K. Mackenzie. Azalia
o V,-o w r Livensaler. C. A.
Bachelor, A- Lewis. M. Hodnett, D.
Darward. Albert Raas, wife and two
children. Mrs. M- E. Douglass. James
Rolph and wife. Earl B. Hough and
rif ?Lin Francisco; Wm. A. Kolmar,
J F Kent and wife, Mrs-J. "W. Evans.
osAngeIes; Mrs. W; S. May Robert
Hall. Kohala; Mrs. and Misses Fell 2,
Svdney. X. S- W.; John Maclellan and
familv, Melbourne. Australia; Mrs.
Bell. Inverness, Scotland.
Engineer Bert Hughes of the O.TL&
Ii. Col is the proud father of a tine baby
bov. It was warn mi ,; v
' weighed ten pounds.
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all dispatch to Chinese
General Chaffee TO
Sent There. i
VICEROYS ARE ALARMED. j I
APPEAL TO THIS COUNTRY TO
KEEP OUT FOREIGN
Navy Department Busy in Placing-the
Warships in Commanding
Cavalry En Route.
who has been ordered to command the
American troops in' China, left Washington
at 10:40 o'clock today for San
Francisco, accompanied by Lieutenant
Harper, his aide. He is due at San
Francisco at 5 o'clock Sunday morning
and sails for Nagasaki on the transport
Grant with the Sixth Cavalry the same
WASHINGTON. June 26. The purpose
of the Government to place an
adequate military force in China was
made perfectly clear to-day, when orders
were issued to Brigadier-General
Adna R. Chaffee to take command of
the forces in China and to proceed at
once to assume his new duties.
More significant, probably, than the
assignment itself, was the wording of
the formal orders to General Chaffee,
issued late in the day by Acting Secretary
of War Meiklejohn, directing
him "to take command of the troops
ordered to China." and to proceed to
Peking by way of San Francisco and
Taku, accompanied by his aids.
The announcement of General Chaffee's
assignment and the orders to proceed
to Peking, came after the State
Department had declined to accede to
second proposition from the six great
viceroys of China that foreign troops It
be kept out of China until Li Hung
Chang reaches Peking. In a more formal
manner, with the signatures of the
six viceroys representing the greater
part of the empire, Minister Wu repeated
to-day his plea of yesterday that
the foreign troops be kept out of the
Secretary Hay laid the formal request
of the viceroys before the Cabinet
"necting, but there was no disposition
vary frora his present determination,
already made by Secretary Hay to the
iwiuMinister. to send our forces to
SUCh points as were monnppil an.l
3APjaur .officials and
While tne viceroys spoive iui men
provinces, they could not speak for Peking,
and it is to Peking that the officials
most anxiously look. Minister
Conger is still silent, and the latest advices
have shown that little Teliance to
can be placed on the dispatches from
Shanghai saying that the Ministers and
legations at Peking are safe. For this
reason the orders to General Chaffee
to proceed to Peking took on an added
General Chaffee was in conference
with the War Department authorities
most of the day, and in the afternoon
spent nearly an hour with Secretary
Hay going over those phases of the
Chinese situation in which diplomacy
will have mingled with military action.
General Chaffee is to sail from San
Francisco on July l on-the same transport
carrying the Sixth Cavalry. The
desire to have General Chaffee and this
cavalry regiment reach China with little
delay is such that the transport will
not stori at Honolulu, but will continue
on her way direct to Nagasaki, Japan.
At that point General Chaffee will be in
communication with the War Depart
ment and will receive further Instructions.
If the trouble is all over, so that
troops will not be needed, the transport
will go from Nagasaki to Manila.
If the situation has not improved. General
Chaffee, under his present instructions,
will assume command of all
American land forces and will act in
conjunction with the military forces of
other powers fcr the protection of life
and property of foreigners in China. He
is to report to the American Minister
in Peking as soon as he can place himself
in communication with that official.
:n aval department
is very active.
WASHINGTON. June 2S. The Navy
Department announces that the armored
cruiser Brooklyn, with Admiral
Remey aboard, will take 300 marines
from Manila to Taku, stopping at Nagasaki
The fipn.irtment rec'.V'd a
telegram frum a number of the offlcfrs
assigned to the Wisconsin, now under
nnstruetion at San Francisco, asking
to be assigned to active service in Chinese
waters. The officers signing the
dispatch were Captain Reiter, Lieutenant-Commanders
Million and Mayo.
Lieutenant McElroy. Ackerman and
Vogelgesang and Ensign Croaan.
The department to-day accepted the
services of an officer on the retired list
under authority conferred by a recent
act of Congress, The officer Is Lieuten
ant J. G. Townley. retired, wno i ordered
to sail on the steamer leaving
San Francisco July 10. It is expected
that nt3ny other retired officers will be
tailed back to active service if the
emergency becomes pressing.
The Princeton reported to-day her
departure for Chinese waters. She has
been directed to visit Amojv Swatow
and Foo-Chow. and then go to
whsre her electric plant will be in
stalled. At Shanghai she is directed to
keep in readiness tor irameaiaue service.
The gunboat Marietta was to-day
ordered, back to her regular s.tation at
The Buffalo reported to-day her de-
parturs from Gibraltar for Manila.
where she will meat the Baltimore,
The Albany sailed, to-day from
Southampton for Gibraltar with a fall
crew. Ker destination is kept secret
by the department.
NINTH REGIMENT LEFT
MANILA EIGHT DAYS AGO.
WASHINGTON. June 25. The War
Deportment has received, the following
"Manila, June 26. Adjutant-General,
Washington: Ninth Infantry sails on
27th thoroughly equipped and well supplied
The news that the Ninth Infantry
will sail from Manila to-morrow for
Taku was received with pleasure at the
War Department. The regiment has
been recruited to its fullest limit of
1407 men and Is provided with an ample
supply of machine guns and complete
field equipment. The regiment
Is commanded by Colonel Liscum. one
cf the bravest and most discreet officers
in the army. The trip from Manila to
Taku will be made on the transports
Logan and Port Albert, the latter car
rying transportation outnt and machine
guns. The vessels will proceed
at their highest rate of speed and are
expected to reach the Chinese port by
next Monday or Tuesday.
The War Department officials still
deny that orders have been sent to Manila
naming for service in China any
other than the Ninth Infantry, but despite
this denial the Fourth. Fourteenth
and Twenty-third Infantry are to-night
under orders to sail from Manila when
word shall come from Washington of
the. necessity of the additional troops
in Chinese territory. While General
Chaffee will have general command of
all the forces in China, General Hall
will retain command of a portion of the
troops, probably the bulk of those who
are inciuuea in tne three regiments
which will sail from Manila under his
L. A. THURSTON RETORS
TELLS ABOUT THE OBJECT OF HIS
Did Not Pertain to Politics-Son Eran-
cisco Plague Seriously Hurt the
L-. A, Thurston returned on the Australia
"I was in San Francisco two weeks,"
said Mr. Thurston last night to a lie
publican reporter. "I went there on
privato business. My trip had no political
significance whatever. I did not
further east then San Francis,-o."'
It was generally rumored that your
mission was to lloat a large plantation
"Times in California were seriously
affected by the plague," continued Mr.
Thurston. "I was there during the
scare. Ea?tern fruit refused 1 of
receive California fruit and this was
oarticularly nufortuttate to the fruit
growers. It was at the height of the
fruit season and the growers were seriously
injured. Tbj quarantine was
raised while I was i-x San Francisco
but other states qnamiitirTi against
California and it worked a great bard-ship
to the states.
"What is my opinion of the
ticket ? I think it tho strongest
that could have been noinincted.
Sunday School and Friends Celebrate
at Pearl City Voted
a Decided Success.
If yesterday's picnic at the peninsula
was a fair sample of the brand set before
Honolulu children as an Induce
ment to go to Sunday-school, It Is a
wonder the Christian Church is not
crowded to the doors every week.
About two hundred members of
Sunday-school of the Christian Church
took a special train for Pearl City at
9:15, and after a most enjoyable day
returned to town at 5:20 that evening.
There were the usual committees, of
course, but as everybody helped, everybody
credited himself or herself with a
share of the success.
The five-acre plot adjoining Mr. B. F.
Dillingham's "Hermitage," and front
ing one of the Pearl lochs was used lor
the outing. Baseball with, with hand
ball, was the order of the day. teams
being organized between races, sexes
and old and young men.
Swings were put up for the children
and were kept busy all day. The lawn
furnished ample space for all sorts of
children's games in which tho older
neople of often joined. A tug-of-war
between two teams of primary youngsters
brought nearly everyone ln the
vicinity, "without regard to race" or
even to age or sex. into an earnest and
Prior to refreshments at noon, which
were as ample and enjoyable as liberal-minded
housewives could turn out. the
doxology was sung standing, followed
by grace by the Rev. Mr. John C. Hay.
Before leaving in the afternoon "America"
was sung in the same manner. The
Rev. A. E. Corey offered thanks and the
day was done. Everybody, Hawaiian,
Chinese and haole. little and larga.
boys and girls, declared they had a
fine time and. voted the picnic a grsat
Quite a Surprise.
Dr Amass, tie new quarantine
j made his appearance yesterday in
a nnifcrm resplendeni with gold lace
and "brass buttons. He was quite a
surprise io the Australia's officers as
he came over the-. side of-the vea&el
from the pilot boat.
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Such are the Boer Tac
tics Under General
LAST DAYS OF THE WAR.
ROBERTS FORCES STEADILY
CLOSING IN ON THEIR
Warm Clothing Reaching the British
Soldiers Bar Gold Seat
to Merchants by Kruger
LONDON. Jane 27. The Boer
in the eastern port of the Orange
River Colony appear to have bean
broken up by their leaders for the time
into small parties that harass large
columns of the British incessantly,
cutting off scouts, sniping pickets,
making a show of force here and there
and bewildering the slow-moving bodies.
Commandant Christian Dewt,
General Steyn's principal leadar. Is tho
genius of these guerrilla operations. He
is the hero oa the Boer side In these
last days of hostilities.
Lord Roberts' columns are steadily
contracting the circle of their advance.
Transvaal officials who were Interviewed
yesterday at Macbadodorp by a
correspondent of the Daily Express, as
serted an intention to hold out to the
last President Kruger will probably
retire to Watarvalboven or Nelsprult.
His physician thinks his condition of
health will not allow him to go to the
The official report of the capture of a
convoy of 50 wagons, escorted by Highlanders,
between Rhenoster and
June 4, has only just been resolved.
Lord Roberts reports that the convoy
was surrounded and sent messengers
to the nearest posts asking for
assistance, but reinforcement were
unable to roach the convoy, and 150
Highlanders, in reply to a flag of truee
from General Christian Dewet, surrendered
during the morning of June 4.
The Boers sharply attacked General
Bundle's transport near Senakal, Jun
23. but were repulsed.
The British prisoners at
1)een"lo?wa73eu ' to themranatseirH
closure is lighted by electricity.
Pretoria telegrams sy that supplies
warm clothing are reaching Lord
Roberts Infantry, who had beoa ragged
and had suffered from the coW.
Commandant-General Botha Is uncommonly
active east of Pretoria.
Large quantities of bar gold, received
by merchants in the western part of
the Transvaal from President Kruger,,
ostensibly In payment of requisitioned
gcods. have been seized by the British.
If the genuineness of the accounts can
be proved, the gold will probably be repaid.
Sir Alfred MHner wires Mr. Chamberlain
that all the securities deposited
by the American and other insurance
companies have been found.
DE vTLLrERS SURRENDERS.
List Largo Boer Force in Northern
LONDON, June 26, 11 A3 P. M. The
War Office has received the following
dispatch from Lord Itoborw:
"PRETOKI A. June Charted
Warren reports that the rebellion in
Cajw t oionv north of the Orange river
is now over. Tho last formidable body,
under Commnndnnt d Villiers, surrendered
on June 20th, consfaUneof
about 221) men. 2H horses, IS wagons.KO
rifles and IWMiWruuudsofaminuaWQjr.
"Lienersd Baden-Powell reports that
pocinctttoo is goine; on satiafactorily
in the Kostenburj; district."
"A Bachelor's Romance." which the
Ntiil company will present at the Hawaiian
Theater this evening, tells a
beautiful story of heart interest. The
iceaic effects ln connection with the
presentation of the comedy are elaborate
and specially designed for the
Neill company. This ploy was boi
Smith Russel's greatest success and the
Neill company has the exclusive right
for its presentation in this country.
The Southwell Opra Company put
Just one zaore feather In their hats la3t
aiht with their fine rendition of MEl
Capitan." A better program for the
Fourth could not eb found, and it was
iha only attraction on the bcard3 in
the city. It was good to see the large
a.idience in attendance enjoy tho
$rand mnslc of "EI Capltan." Every
cae was la good humor, and the
went off with a dash and
'ourth of July spirit The climax at
,,ery act was received with encore after
eccore. At the finale of tho la3t ast
M1S3 Tltlle Salinger sang the
Banner" with the full
and the audience Joining in the
chorus. This was a hit that the people
will always remember, and no doubt it
will be a long time until they see its
equal again. This 13 the last week of
this company. Saturday matinee for
the ladies and children.
After the concert at the Hotel yester:
day evening the boys were wined to
their hearts' content by the management
of the Hotel and liter by the
guests of the hostlery.
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