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YOLTJIFE J, KO. 40 HONOLULU, H. T., SUNDAY; JULY 23, 1900. PRICE ITYE CENTS
0 PUGOE IK PUD;
Up PLT HTIfE GIH.
Superstition of Some
HO er?ERN&TURAL INFLUENCE.
EAHUNA PASSED AWAY IX
HAWAII WITH OTHER
Sbuaxlant Produced From Ti Plant
Rot Has Demoralizing- Effect
on the Human
a paf stricken Patolo valley
one of tin garden spots of this Island'
Tfcta filer is on of tbe most beautiful
In t Islands, and according to
Sanitary laapector McVeigh and Dr
Pratt of tbe Board of Health. It is an
total place In which to live. It is between
-WO and 500 feet above the sn
levat; the small settlement is located
on the slope of a hill, affording ample
drataace. The water supply is derived
XMjM a burse spring, located at a
elevation and three-quarters
of a mile abort- the settlement. There
Is no sewerage, of course, bat the
has not been htrg ami the awful
death rate of the place could not
be accounted for by reason of sewage
or saaaaltarr conditions.
Despite this, eight deaths have occurred
1h that valley Mince June 4
and tap entire valley is now depopulated.
Everyone has fled thence, and
heo the subject is mentioned to the
average nsUve. he holds up his hand
Jn horror and says kahuna which,
being Interpreted, means witchcraft.
And little blame to him. with his
light. Human instinct, when reinforced
by local customs anil contemporaneous
beliefs, and upheld by actual
statutory laws taking cognizance of
such oxcuselesa superstitions, will
long linger In the mind, even after
yrara of better teaching.
Tha eight men that have fallen in
thJMun&xnlalned epidemic in fair
liavo died from natural and
nut supernatural causes. Despite the
fact that, the antoney phraicians are
somewhat at sea as to onuses, it is
quite certain that undue quantities of
native gin had more to do with these
.IHth8 than kahunaism. The day by
wiichcraft and praying people to death
lias MSttd away wltli other obsolete
matters lu Hawaii.
Tho peculiar fatality of the disease
In Palolo valley Is attracting unusual
.mention, but there Is nothing supernatural
about It- Tho laws of nature
be violate I with impunity.
There must be cesspools for sewage,
and stagnant taro beds are not conducive
to good health.
The last J'alolo victim was a native,
ige4 43 years. He came eighth in the
" .r"i An autopsy, and a critical one,
v! ' on his remains. Dr. Pratt,
who asslb1 ,n Ul aulonsy' n
Republican reporter yesterday that
Kane died from ni1 cm,f eS t'lt'
myocarditis, an' Inhumation
membrane of the heart But other
things were the matter with Kan".
According to Dr. Pratt, he had a slight
pneumonia; pus was found lu his
he suffered with syphilis Jn "s
advanced stage, and nearly all of his
organs were affected. These are physical
conditions, in the face of which
the unhallowed and superstitious faith
in kahuna must fall. Neither black
dog. white pis or red rooster with
white tail feather, offered In sacrifice
to Pelo, cotild have saved his life.
As with Kane, so with the rat.
Here Is the story of these deaths 35
told by the records of the Health De-jwrtraont:
Juno 4 A girl; cause of
death, nephritis (disease of the kid-
June 10 A male native.
vhe dipd of alcoholism.
Juns ai A male. 24 years old, part
Hawaiian, died of sclrrhosis of the
liver and nephritis.
July 9 A native male, 63 years of
age; cause of death, fatty degeneration
of the heart.
July 6 A native male, aged IS: disease.
July isWife of foregone. a native,
aged IS; typhoid -fever.
July Is Native male, aged 8$: cause
or tteatfe. nephritis.
Jiy II Kane, the eighth victim, a
native, aged 46; myocarditis, as already
An analysis of these causes of death
vosfet to tapinin the origin of the so-called
plague. TP the average mind
this would be simple, even If the
made by The Republican,
had not definitely determined the in-citing
caused. Of the eight deaths,
everv one is attributable to inflammatory
"causes, as follows- Alcoholism. 1:
scirrhosls. 1: nephritis. 2: heart trouble,
t; jyphold symptoms. 2.
Gin is productive of all these, and
excessive Indulgence in that native
product okolohao Is undoubtedly the
cause, of all the deaths thus far reported
from Palolo valley. There hss
been a tremendous drinfclmr ot this
native beverage, ulstllled from tho
roots of the ti plant- These roots are
gathered, roasted la ovens, then macerated
Between rocks. It is later steeped
in a barrel, a large tin bucket or a
valabash and allowed to remain there
until fermentation has well advanced.
Whenever the proper point of ferment
has been reached the mass Is boiled,
after the ordinary manner of distillation,
the rising vapor being drawn off
lx a. bottle. That's ihe native gin.
all the clearness pf color
and other qualities of Holland gin.
The onlv difference Is that its intoxicating
qualities are iach greater.
The stomachs, kidneys, livers and
hearts of some natives may be 'copper-
bottom ed" or "copper-riveted.
but those of Palolo valler clearly were
not Hob-nailed livers a more common
term for sclrrhosis of the liver
is a common ailment of gin drinkers
the world over. So are diseased kidneys,
weak and degenerated hearts,
and heavy drinkers are specially prone
to diseases simulating typhoid symptoms
and pneumonia. The undue In
diligence of gin will account for every
death In "the Palolo plague.
The Board of Health and the sanitary
inspectors have done more thsc
their duty The sanitary conditions
are all right. The autopsies have leen
carefully made, but the health authorities
cannot regulate what men and
women shall eat and drink. Food In
spector Shorey is analyzing the stomach
of Kane, and will report thereon
later, though his facilities and apparatus
are wholly inadequate.
Meantime the Collector of Internal
Revenue may come to the assistance
of the Board of Health and reduce the
death rate. Uncle Sam has serious objections
to the establishment of Illicit
Remembered Mr. Hassinger.
The clerks and attaches of the former
Interior department made a handsome
presentation to John A. Hassinzer,
who retired from the office of chief
clerk on June 14. Tho token was a Hawaiian
rovnl coat of arms watch charm,
with the following iu?cription on the
back: "John A. Hassinger, with aloha
from clerks of Interior Department.
June 14, 1900." Accompanying the gift
was an nddress eulogistic of the retiring
officer and his eminent services and
expressing deep regret at the sundering
of pleasant tios.
ANTONE RflDRIOUES ESTATE.
JUDGE IIUMPITRETS RENDERS
DECISION IN THE.CASE.
The Lato Antone Rosa Declared to Be
Remiss in His Duties As
Judge Humphreys has rendered a de-
ohdon in the estate of Antone
He iluds that the late Antone
Rosa, executor and guardian, was remiss
in his duties and violated his
Tho ciuoludhig portion of the
ic ns follows:
"jt'he e .ecutor will in this case, therefore,
stnud chnrged with the balance
shown to 1)0 due to the estate as of the
date of filing his accounts, with interest
thereon at the rate of fi per cent per
annum until date; he will be charged
with interest at legal rates upon the
$0U) principal from the date of his appointment
to date; he will bo countercharged
with the commissions with
which lie has credited himself; he will
be charged with the sum of $85 counsel
fees with which he has credited
himself in probating this estate, tho
testimony showing that his
of the estate has been a" positive
detriment to it rather than good; he
will also stand charged with the items
embraced in each and every one of the
exceptions; a master's fee fixed at 50,
and all tho costs of this court."
J. Alfred Magoon for movants;
Andrews for respondent.
OFFICERS OF THE GEIER
Frontinent Members of Local Firm
Show Them Many Attentions.
Paul Ise.ulH.Tg and and other
eiit members of the firm of H.
A Co., psteuded the proverbial
hospitality of Hawaii to tho officers of
S. yi. S. Geier yesterday.
The visiting sailors where shown
ever; attention. They were taken to
the Pafi, whre they expressed wonder,
amazement and delight nt the panorama
which suddenly burst upon their
After iha Pali trip they went to
where they "jere entertained at
luncheon. Over many bujjipers of
sparkljng wine, recollections of the
fat herhuid were recalled,audGermMiy"s
great future as a commercial nation
uud maritime ower discussed.
Kommaudant Koweltou Kapitan
Peters cxpresssed much pleasure at the
cordial manner in which he and associates
were received. He was also highly
pleased with the beauties of Honolulu
mh! its surroundings.
To-morrow Secretary Cooper will
pay his retspeel tp the Kommandaut
ami officers of the ship.
Rapid Transit to Waikiki.
It is said tho Sapid Transit Company
will go to Waikiki by an extension of
Queen street, niunlng parallel to the
beach road, but avoiding it. Thi-:
would save si popular boulevard and
open up a new section of the city.
The qutiiterriuile race between Brock
and Shenandoah at K&tMOl&n; track
yesterday was won easily by Brock
in seconds. The pnrso was?
fciod a side nnd about $30UO changed
hands ou the resultl
Fisher, who was the first of
last week for eelliug liquor without a
license, was again arrested last evening.
As this is the second olTeuse, and the
officers claim they have a good ease
against him, it is believed a severe
penalty will be imposed-
Opening of Streets.
Vineyard street extension has been
from the stream to Liliha
street. Practically a few days work
this will do it.
1K..1M... ff if nrutn 1 Tvincr mPiki'
lama- On both quick work tos done,
That is the Opinion of
RAIN OB ERUPTIONS TO GOME.
EARTHQUAKES IN MAUI AND
HAWAII GIVE WARNING
The Local Savant Combats French
Theory About Sun
Great troubles never come singly.
It is a trite, but true, maxim. America
is plunged into serious complications
with China, which, possibly, may
sever her friendly relations with European
powers; Hawaii Is greatly disturbed
over labor problems.
But this is not all volcanic phenomena
menaces the Territory; so says
Weather Observer Curtis J. Lyons.
"In my judgment this hot weather
will be followed by rain or volcanic
phenomena. They have had several
earthquake shocks in Hawaii ani
Haul," said Observer Lyons to a Republican
"The weather," continued the
speaker, "for June and July has been
unusually hot. It has -been from oue
to two degrees hotterduring these
months than for the same period in
previous seasons in eighteen jears, or
since I have taken weather observations.
"The rainfall for the month has
been a little more than two-thirds of
the normal. The rainfall for twelve
months previous to July 1 was "0. !."
inches. The normal would be 33
inches. I expect more, rain, a plenteous
downpour, witliin the next few weeks.
"I am aware that the French astronomer,
Camille Flammarion, attributes
the excessive heat that is being felt ail
over the world to the solar spots discovered
on the "sun in June last. The
spots, he states, are 44,000 miles in
diameter. He declares that the eruptions
show additional coal in the machinery
of the gun, and that great heat
will prevail during August.
"While I have no facilities for studying
the surface of the sun, I am inclined
to the belief mat this is not thj
proper time for pronounced, or unusually
large spots, to appear on the sun.
This is the season of minimum sun
"But admitting that 44,000 mlleo in
diameter on the sun are covered with
spots. I cannot sanction the theory advanced
by the French savant that
these solar splotches are responsible
for the intense heat prevailing over
the greater part of the world. I believe
the more spots that appear on the
orb of day the cooler it should be on
tliis planet. Is It hot when the sun !s
In eclipse? Certainly not. I am inclined
to my original theory, published
in The Republican, that the hot
weather Is due to a hot wave at the
"To-day has been the hottest in July.
The thermometer has been up to SS
degrees. Last month the hottest day
was SS degrees.
"But Hawaii isn't the only place that
has been hot during the month. It
has been extremely hot In New York.
Boston, Philadelphia and London. In
London on July IS the mercury indicated
S5 degrees In the shade. The
hospitals were busy caring for victims
of heat prostration. Nine fatal cases
were reported. Laborers were obliged
to knock off work during the hottest
hours of the day.
"In New York on the same day tne
hot weather caused or contributed toward
the death of more than seventr
people In the city and vicinity. As
many more st". ken ones were In tae
hospitals. Mort" han half the
were among h, es and little children,
and there wc.j -bout forty bodies ot
the little once i; iug at the Morgue at
of Harmony Lodge.
The members of Harmony LoJge,
o. 3, L O. O. T-, are reminded that a
regular meeting of the lodge will be
held on tomorrow Monday evening,
July SO, l&tf. at 7-SG o'clock.
A visitation of the Daughters of
is promised and a large attendance
is desired. Visiting brethren and
Daughters of Rebekah are cordially in
vited to attend on this occasion.
L. H. DEE, Noble Grand.
E.B. HENDRY, Secretary.
A Fine Nuuanu VaUey Apple.
In the show window of the Hawaiian
New Cempany, on Merchant street, a
very handsome and perfect apple is on
exhibition aiid is attracting much attention.
It was grown at "Luakaha,
Nuuanu valley, and is illustrative of
what can be done here in this line.
ODD FELLOW VISITATION.
Lodges of Rebekah to Visit Harmony
Lodge Tomorrow Night.
e Harmony Lodge, No. S, L O.O. F,
will have a gala time tomorrow evening.
Daring the evening, as soon as
the order for the consideration ot the
"good of the orderr Is reached, the two
lodges of Daughters ot d?elkah will
te announced and received 'in f rater-
TKft nmainn will Vw Ann fif th m(Kt
important, a it will be one oLthe most '
pleasing, the order has ever had inlTlir UtUII ITiTlftfcf
Honolulu. There is a close bond of' UK If t! ifHiII
feUowsbip between these orders, both , IllL flJtlflL UilllUn
of which really carry into the world, .
and practically exemplify the doctrine t
of Father Wildey, which may be
summed np in the motto friendship,
love and truth. VIsitinc Odd Fello-vs
and Daughter? of Kebekah an? cordially
Invited to attend this extraordinary
HAD A CLOSE CALL.
Paul Experienca With a
Paul I.enberg bad a narrow escape
from serious injnry on Friday afternoon.
He was coming along Hotel
street near Alakea when his horse suddenly
shied at the steam roller. The
animal made a wide circle ami landed
n.wjn the sidewalk of the Masonic
overturning the rig.and throwing
Mr. Iseuberg to the ground.
The horse then ran, but was caught
. the hackstand at the corner of Hotel
and Richards streets. Mr. isenLerg,
alio was not injured, walked down to
where his rig was and.'getting iu, drove
off. none the worsj. for his tumble-
Portland Chinese Condemn Boxers.
PORTLAND reo, July IS.-The
Chinese merchants of Portlnud he Id a
meeting this afternoon, at which the
following resolution was adapted;
"Resolved, That the Chinese citi sens
of Portland, Ore., coudemu and disapprove
the awful outrages ated
o 1 peaceful foreigners iu Ciiina by the
u .urper Prince Tnnn and his hordes of
mwMM in ceiciso.
EANNA SECURES ROOMS FOR REPUBLICAN
Great Fight to Be ilaUa in Indiana, Illinois,
CHICAGO, July IS Senator Hanna.
chairman of the Republican National
Committee, paid his first visit of the
campaign to Chicago to-day. He arrived
on the early train from Cleveland
aid took breakfast at the Auditorium
Annex, where he found a-host of politicians
of all degrees' of importance
waiting to see him and offer and obtain
a lvice about the political, fight which
Chairman Hanna is preparing to direct.
The chairman spent the day in the
company of National Committeemen
Stewart of Illinois and Payne of
and Kerens of MispourLIookIng
for campaign headquarters.
It was 9 o'clock to-night before they
c'osed a contract, and when the
act was made possession of forty
rooms was transferred to the
e for use until either McKinley or
Cryan is elected. The quarters comprise
the apartment building on Congress
street, adjoining the headquarters
of Chairman Babcock's Nationnl
Congressional Committee, suits in the
Auditorium Annex adjoining and more
rooms in residence buildings on Michigan
avenue, south of and adjoining the
Annex. The campaign will begin as
snon as the National Committee can
get the rooms in shape. The bargain
.as made in time to enable Senator
Hanna to leave for home to-night.
I rom Cleveland he will go to Elberon.
2i. J. where he will stay a month with
Lis family, returning to the Chicago
headquarters about .September 1.
Senator Hanna resolutely declined to
discuss any political question. "I am
here for but one day," said he, "andv
that will be a working day. Tho first
thing to do is to select suitable headquarters
for the National Committee,
and when that is done I shall go back
home. No, there is no use asking me
anything about the campaign nor about
any public question. I have nothing to
say at all. You must give us time to
find a place for headquarters."
Senator Hanna is in good health,
although rheumatism compels him to
carry a cane. It is not definitely known
that he will give as much attention to
the campaign as'he did in 1S9C, but h
will divide his time between Chicago
and New York headquarters and be
considered the general of the
campaign. Vice-Chairman Payne
will bo in Chicago all the time after
the headquarters are opened. Messrs. to
Payne. Stewart, Kerens, New and Secretary
Heath will do most of the work
here. While no tised program has been
made yet, tho opinion prevails that
f.om the Chicago headquarters a great
effort will be put forth to Insure Republican
success in Illinois. Indiani.
Wisconsin and Michigan, as the Democrats
intend to concentrate their energies
on earrying.these States. All the
committeemen here to-day declared the
Republicans have a better chance to
v.in in these four States this year than
they had in 1&6.
STRTKE AT LTHUE.
Japanese Laborers Demand More
The Japanese laborers ou Kanai are
at it again. On Wednesday the !?0
laborers on Lihue plantation struck
for more wages. They Temained idle
until Friday, when they were told to
either return to work or leave the plantation.
The court will be asked to
direct Sheriff Rice to remove the strikers
unless they return to work by
Peace Reign Again.
"Sweet Emily" and her husband appeared
in the Police Coort yesterday
morning to have Judge Wilcox fix, up
some little family jar that had occurred
the dar before. He adjusted the diffi
culty amicably, and Emily took her
spouse and went noine in a better
temper tnan wnen sne appeareu oeiore
the Judge and wanted ta, swear to s
complaint sgaxnst hfeRspouse.
aUIfl fifllliy Iirnr
nil I nrSifn lifnr
Pearl Harbor No Longer
Needful to the
TO INCLOSE NAM RESERVATION.
RICHARD STREET PARK TO BE
BUILT UP AND BEAU-,
Plenty of Room for Machine
Shops, Dry Docks, Coal
Bunkers and Ample
"No," said a gentleman closely identified
with United States naval matters
yesterday, "the naval station here in
Honolulu will not be speedily abandoned,
and I fear the people now living
will not see the day when this
section of the city will be given over
to use as a public park. Of course, all
this reservation, aggregating eight and
one-half acres, will be improved, that
Is the plan and policy of the Government
"For instance." continued the gentleman,
pointing to the roadway, "Allen
street will be continued along our
front there the sawall throughout
our grounds, ninety-two feet wide.
That will make a nice thoroughfare.
Then, too. the coral will all be graded,
covered with loam and Improved. 3S
we have started to do right In front
of the office here.
"While all of this will be doner thsre
is little doubt that the example set at
other naval stations will have to be
copied here to inclose the entire reservation
with a substantial fence. I
think I violate no confidence when I
say that this has been definitely decided
upon. The fence will be extended
so as to include the coal sheds across
the street' and all the ground owned
by the Government here. Such a
course is absolutely necessary to the
protection of public property and for
the safe and expeditious handling of
the Government's business. The war
in China will make this station infinitely
more important than It has
been, and will impel the prompt carrying
out of all the projected Improvements
"But what of Pearl Harbor?" suggested
"I fear it will be many a day before
the Government will do much work
S -& &
5 HE I. S. STEAMER
The Iroquois, Charles F. Pond, lieutenant-commander. U. S. N.. is
safe at the Midway Islands, where the officers and crew are engaged
in surveying. Ail hands are well, there have been no casualties and
Lieutenant Pond expects to be back in Honolulu from August 10 to
This welcome news was received by The Republican through the
eouitesy of Captain Merry, In charge of the naval station at Honolulu.
It appears that the China, Captain Seabury. spoke the Iroquois, found
all well, and the special surveying work, in which she I engaged,
going ou successfully.
Captain Seaburys advices to Captain Merry are of date of July 3,
and were most welcome at the naval station. The fact that Captain
Seabury put himself out to make this report is highly appreciated at
the naval station, as it will be by the relatives and friends of the officers
and crew of the Iroquois.
- TV- ji f. t a . ,. i . At , f i Ji. t H
there. A few people have been too
greedy, and they will probably be dead
many a year before Uncle Sam will
pay them town-lot prices for useless
and valueless acreage, or even 51,000
per acre for submerged Islands. No.
the Government doesn't need Pearl
"We have a wharf there." pointing
it. "that will take In the largest
transport. The new wharf we ore
building will be cne of the finest in
tbj? world. Its foundation Tests .on
solid coral. All the piles are shod with
iron and then sheathed with copper.
The Government contract demands
that these piles shall be driven into
the coral to the depth of at least one
foot. As a matter of fact, these piles
were driven from fourteen inches to
feet into the coraL I doubt if
there ever was a foundation so substantial.
"Deep water? Oh. yes; we have
dredged one slip only, and at mean low-water
have twenty-eight feet, enough
to float the biggest ship3. The new-wharf
will be 3S0 feet long on one sid?
and 400 feet on the other. At the seawall
It will have a. width of 210 feet
and at the outer end forty feet.
"Will you not hnve to go elsewhere
for a drydock?" wra asked.
"Oh. no, there Is plenty of room
here for a drydock. It can be built
here and maintained at much less cost
than could be don at Pearl Harbor.
"Machine shops will be erected Lere,
and their location is now practically
decided upon. But it will not all be
business here. The aesthetic part will
not be overlooked, and this will, one
of these days, be cne of the most beautiful
spots in town. All these changes
and improvements will be made, of
course, under the direction of Captain
ORDERED TO 91111-15.
VALLEJO, Juiy IS. Connaacder
Francis J. Drake, who ba3 beea stationed
at Mare Island Navy. Yard for
I some time, bas received order to?
' embark for China; Anrai 1st. During
the war with Spain Commander Drake '
cad charge- of the Ordnance Depart-
faent at Mare Island.
l There uunnsoal activity paimr 00 at
theXavy yard. Secret orders for the
t preparing of ships of war have been
received. The ready to be
pat in jmml?sion. Th M&rblehead
is undergoin: repairs and can be placed
in commission within a couple of
months. Work on the Alert and the
colliers Jnstin and Nero is rapidly progressing.
It is expected that the marines at
Mare Island will be s?nt very soon to
The Queen's Hospital.
For want of a quorum the board of
trustees of the- Queen's hospital were
compelled to adjourn for a. third time
yesterday. A threatened deficit or
?10JXX) a year stares the management in
the face, because of a change in government,
and this is the important matter
that engages the attention of the
Off for a Vacation.
Mr. J. K. Bnrkett of Kanai arrived iu
town yesterday morning with his wife.
en route to the eastern portion of the
maniland. Mr. Bnrkett has'spent over
twenty years as a teacher here under I
different governments, aud exieets to
return after three mouths to resume
his duties at the old school on Kauai.
Mr. Bnrkett is a man of much ability
and will probably be oue of the future
THOMAS SQUARE TO
BE SPEEDILY IMPROVED.
Conference of Otficiala Held
to Be Begun
The early improvement of Thomas
Square is now moro than a iossibility;
it is a probability. Indeed, it ha leen
practically decided upon.
Candless, his deputy, Mr. Boyd, Haul
..f"i ,v .litiiivii, null
Wmy Taylor, Commissioner of Agriculture
and Forestry, met at that
square yesterday Mid had a conference
there. The improvement of the park
was the subject and plans aud ways
and means were discussed.
This park is in the nature of a monument
to a gallant British sailor and a
noble mau, who left his impress for
good ou these islands. Aside of this..
it is located in a thickly populated
the city now rapidly growiug.
The oificiais recognize these facts
and, while no definite action was taken,
the sentiment was decidedly in favor
of prompt and full action. Meantime,
Senator McCandless announces that
the hibiscus hedge must come down
tomorrow. Persons desiring plants or
shoots will bo welcome to help themselves."
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MEDICAL EXPERT TESTIHOHY.
rMPORTANT RULING HADE BT
He Holds That Expert Witnesses Should
Receive iarsror Pay Than
In hearing a motion to cancel certain
deeds in the case of one Kailikea,
non compos meatus, by her next friend,
Samuel Kea vs. John Hapa and Kapoli,
Judge Humphreys rendered an oral decision
yesterday which attracted much
favorable comment, not only among
members of the medical profession but
In hearing the motion, which, by the
way, was continued till to-morrow, the
question was raised as to the pecuniary
worth of expert medical testimony.
One of the witnesses called in the case
Is Dr. H. C. Sloggett Counsel asked
what fees Dr. Sloggett would be allowed
for giving medical expert testimony.
Judge Humphreys, in answering,
overturned allcourt rulings In HawalL
He held that medical expert testimony
should receive higher remuneration
than testimony of laymen. Members
of the medical profession devoted
years of study and conscientious work
in order to achieve proficiency in their
calling. Large sums were not only expended
in acquiring rudimentary
knowledge, but in after work, in traveling
and in constant application and
Knights Templar Banquet.
- The local commandery. Knights
Templar, conferred the red cross degree
on a candidate for the honors of
the Temple arO subseqnentto thework
indulged In a splendid banquet, which
was served by Mr. Lycurgus, of the
Grill. Ifc proved an enjoyable occasion.
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Governor Arouses Intense
in St. Paul.
GOMPUMENTS YQUK MEN'S CLUB.
SCATHING ARRAIGNMENT OF
DEMOCRATIC ATTITUDE IN
EIoquettDofease of Administration's
Policy in Philippines Plea
for McEanleys Reelection.
ST. PAUL, July 17.
of New Vork
crowd in the Audurjya
this city to-night.
the doors of the hall two hours
before they were opened. At 7 o'clock
the crowds were finally given a chance
to get inside, and every inch of spaea
was filled In a few minutes., Thousands
of persons surged about the streets,
unable to gain entrance.
As Senator Davis named the speaker
of the evening the crowd came to l
feet and six minutes of cheers and applause
swept the hall. When Roosevelt
finally was able to make himself heari,
he returned thanks for tho recspttoa
that had been tendered him here today.
He thanked the Roosevelt Club
especially for Its choice of a name and
uniform. He said he was pleased at tho
honor, for It was a club of young men,
and young men stood for much. The
Governor then spoke for'decenoy and
efficiency in public life, for' courage lu
carrying out what oue believes. He
had no use, he said, for timid persons.
Public-officials should be honest, brave,
and have the saving grace of common
sense. These were needed in puble
just as much as in private life. Continuing,
"We have come here to begin the
work of a campaign, moro vital to
American interests (nan any that has
takeu place since the close of the Civil
War. We appeal not only to Republicans,
but to all good citizens who jiro
Americans in fact as well as In name.
to help us In re-electing President McKinley.
It was indeed of infinite importance
to elect him four years ago-,
yet the need Is now even greater. Every
reason that then obtained in his favor
obtains now. and .many more have been
added. Four years ago the success of
the Popullstfc Democracy would have
meant fearful misery, fearful disaster
at home. It would have meant tho
shame that is worse than even misery
and disaster. To-day It would mean
all this, and in addition tho immeasurable
disgrace of abandoning the
proud position we have taken; of
flinching from the great work we have
begun. President McKinley has more
than made good all that he promised
or that was promised on his behalf,
and as the smoke clears away we seo.
how utterly trivial are the matters because
of which his administration has
been criticised when compared with
the Immense substantial gains for
American honor and interest which
under that administration have ben
Referring to the Kansas City convention.
-Governor Roosevelt said: "Tha
dominant note of the Kansas City convention
was insincerity. The
whxh nominated Mr. Bryan in
1900 was in character infinitely below
that which nominated him in 1S96. In
1SSG, for a. I their wild and dangerous
folly, his advocates had at least the
merit of sincerity In their bitter fanaticism.
However wrong-headed, they
knew what they believed and they
stated It without fear. In 1900 their actions
were determined purely by policy,
and their pandering to the worst and
most degraded passions In our national
life, bad enough in all conscience sake
itself. wa3 rendered infinitely worse
because robbed of every vestige of honesty
and sincerity. It took them two
day3 to find out what they believed
about silver, and this -was the only
plank concerning which they took the
trouble to laid out their beliefs at alt.
They reasserted the doctrines of anarchy
which thoy had preached In 1&93,
not because they longer believed In
them, but because they hoped by announcing
them to attract to themselves
all men of unsound and violent mind.'
In the course of a bitter denunciation
of the Democratic opposition to hi
administration's Philippine policy, Mr,
"In China we see at this moment ths
awful tragedy that is following just
exactly such a movement as that which
the so-called anti-Imperialists have
championed in the public eye. Th
Boxers of China are the precise analogues
and representatives of the
Agninaldan rebels In the Philippines.
Had we adopted the 'policy of scuttle
In the Philippines, the policy which our
political opponents now champion, the
streets of Manila would have witnessed
such scenes as those of the streets of
Peking. To allow the Filipino rebels
to establish their own so-called government,
and then to protect them against
other civilized nations, would be exactly
as if we now sided with the Boxers
in China, demanded for them the
'liberty' to butcher their neighbors,
allowed them to establish their own
independent government, and thn
agreed to protect thera from the wrath
of civilized mankind. A more wicked
absurdity than the Kansas City proposition
for dealing with the Philippines
was never enunciated by the representatives
of a political party."
Governor Roosevelt concluded his
peroration at exactly 9:30 o'clock, whea
the audience arose en masse and over
4800 voices, shook the air for about flv