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THE HOXOLLXU REUBLICAN, FRIDAY, JANUARY 24. 1002.
TO HIS DEATH
Leayes a Letter Stating the
Motive That Resetted
In Rash Act.
TWO SHOTS THAT PROVED FATALj
Kfept Hopilg la Ya!H For .Family '
Letters Which Kerer
In His Last Moments Provision is
Made for His Daughter Edna.
Appoints His Sister-in-Law to
Take Charge of His Effects De
ceased Vas an Old Resident.
TIkmm Kroofte. manager of the
Arttttgton Hotel annex, and a resident
o the Wands for the past twenty
flTe yew, deliberately took his life
yesterday morning, by firing two bul-1
let Into his body, which resulted in j
ate dying within less than two hours. 1
Mr. Knwte'g rash act remains un
explld by himself. However, it is
generally conceJed by his close
friends and acquaintances that he had
become despondent over domestic
matters, aad took this tragic method
of escaping farther trouble and
The ballets both entered the body
la the vicinity of the boart. That Uie
suicide had been deliberately and j
carefully planned was clearly indicat
ed by the note left on a small stand
In the room in which the deed was
committed. In this letter Krouse In
dicated just what disposition he want
ed made of his property and personal
effects. He also intimated that ab
sence of mall from his wife and
iftBKhter, now in San Francisco,
V where they have been for the past
eight months, caused him bitter dis
Revolver Reports Heard. I
Shorty before 11 o'clock yesterday;
mornlHg. George W. Pago, an archl- j
tecL who has offices in the Arlington I
building on Hotel street, heard two
sharp reports from a revolver, com
tug In quick Swceoseion. He rushed
out Into the hail, followed by a Jap
anese woman named Kinl. a house
keeper at the hotel annex.
l4ying upon the floor of a small
eomWnatlon kitchen and nnntrj-in the
rear of the building, was the body of j
Krouse. writhing In his death agony, j building. He was lately employed be
wlth a stream of blood flowing from hind the bar of the Fashion Saloon
a wouimI la his breast. CltiBc to his ,
right side with a SS-cnllbre revolver,
three unexploded ,
Krouse Could Not Speak.
Dr. It. 1 Myres was the first physi
cian snmiaoned. High Sheriff Brown
ws soon upon the scone and took This is borne cut by the records he
charge of Krouse, Tio patrol was left behind, and the testimony of
called and tho Injured man was taken those who knew him well.
to Queen's hospital. Owing to his '"
great to of blood Krouse was un-JJfjJJS QF HONOLULU
able to speak a word In reply to tho
utkn6 put to him by High Sheriff STARTLES CALIFORNIA
Dr. C. B. Wood attended to the'
wants of the pationt upon reaching,
tho hospital. He made an examin- j
atloa of the wounds and informed the '
ofllcrs that there was no hope for t
recovery, and that the ond was very '
r. Krowse ralliod for an Instant, 7
AitA la response to an inquiry from'
Sheriff Brown. "Who shot you. Tom?" j
tko dying man replied: l did." Ask-!
4 t or a reason, Krouse almost Inaud
!Wy Mated. "Tell you bye and bye,"
He then lapsed Into unconsciousness,
bis Heath occurring at IS: 40 p. m.
Writes to Wife's Sister.
lllgh Sheriff Brown returned totr,ns oa st. bas a5jn JPar
KH apartments later and found a" - LiS "2? 'LJ2!Ltonita
l&i&H 1Iha. i n n.i rt ! l ! iftfAi) I
nun y "S lvii ohu. auuiiss
to Mrs. Frank Hoops, who is a sister
to Mrs. Tks. Krouse.
Cm a slip of yellow paper was writ-j
tM "Call Mrs. Frank Hoogs as soon
p0&stbk. It was then signed
"RaepoetfHlly, T. E. Krousa-'
The letter directed to Mrs. Hoogs
read as follows:
Honolulu. Doc 29. 1901.
Dar Mrs. Frank Hoogs:
After all debts are paid please
do tkls for mo. For Edna sell or
dispose of everything belonging
to mo. and reserving for yourself
anything. Turn Into cash' the
balance and put in a savings bank.
You have fall control of every
thing. Yo will find koy of safe
ia my pants.
T. E. KROUSE,
P. S. I have been waiting for
a letter from my wife.
Jury and Inquest.
The High Sheriff selected the fol-f
t lowing jury; Win. C. Coney,
Dunn. Taos. B- Lacas. F. Smith. R. 3L The result was the theater was pacfc-
DBncan and C. A. Graham, who view- ed and the Brother Benjamin show
ed the scene of the skfde and then! P00" attended.
.. ... vu -. Barns not to be outdone or oat
the remains. An inquest was held at; . . 7 , ,
,,' ... v. . classed, engaged a brass band and
the police station at 2 o clock jester-, a larw fiae
day afternoon, j presents to be given away, and soon
C B. Woods, the Srst .wtness. said foan,j them right in the" swim. In
he had examined the body of T. E.1 the meantime Livermoreans are get
Kroase at the Queen's hospital and ' ting the h&M of 't In the way of free
fond a gnashot wound In the left- amusement.
Abreast. Dr. Woods also made an,. r Vpr-i t-
examination of the beck and lower; -j Jjjj AJll iijD
dorsal region, waica snowea a soitj
'discoloration, jest to the left of the,
i spine. Incision into- this locality re-1
realed Jast beneath the skin a bnllet
Of 18 calibre.
Jananese Woman Testifies. i
Klai, a Japanese tomb. -testified'
, to hariag workfd for Mr. Krouse for
about two years, and bad often neara ,
the deceased complain about not re-
; cemag tellers irom nis wur uu ic
I siding in San Francisco. "Mr. Krouse
i went to the post office about 6 o'elock
t to see if there was any mail for him.
arriving by last night's steamer.
stated the woman. "He soon return- At the door of the much mangned
ed from the post office and told me( lnoffensive plumber. Mahelona
he had received no letters. He seem-, . " ,!.
ed despondent and cried. About 10 'aid the blame for his not comply
c'dock I went to the nost office to!a& wlth the les and regulations as
see if letters had arrived, but found t
none, and came back. He was sitting '
at the table writing when I returned
from the post office. I left his room j
having to attend to my work. In a i
tew minutes 1 neara iwo pisioi snois
apparently fired in his room. Went
to the door and found it locked.
Opened it and saw Krouse lying on
the floor of a small kitchen adjoin
ing his sitting room. He had told me
a number of times he intended toi
Sheriff Brown's Evidence.
High Sheriff A. M. Brown testified
to having seen Krouse badly injured
lying on the floor of the kitchen in
his house about 11 o'clock yesterday
morning. He saw a 3S-calibrc revol
ver close by his side, and blood run
ning from the wound in the left
breast. Krouse was groaning and
appeared to be in great agony. Two
shells were found exploded in the
"When I asked Krouse who shot
him. his reply was 'Shot myself,' "
said the Sheriff. "I then asked why
he had done so, his reply was: l
will tell you by and by.' I also found
a letter of explanation in Krouse's
Verdict of Suicide.
In accordance with the testimony,
the jury speedily rendered the fol
"Thnt Thnmne V ITrnnco pamn n
hig (,eath at IIonolujUi Is,and of 0aJul
on the 23rd day of January, 1902, the
result of a bullet wound from a 3S
calibre revolver fired by himself
with suicidal intent, said bullet en
terlng the abdominal cavity, causing
hemorrhage and shock. Despondency,
so the Jury believes, being the cause I
of this act."
Despondent Over His Trouble.
Krouse was about forty-five years
of ntre. Snmp vMrc Tiirn ho n-ne in
charge of the Arllnton Hotel now
removed to give place to the Young
en Hotel street. He was affiliated
"" "'-" ""'" iuuSe 01 .uusunry
".- .a ut iwiuu tu uau unu
financially embarrassed. He is said
to have complained of heart trouble
on Sunday last. The only explana
tion for his successful attempt at self
destruction was family troubles.
Brother Benjamin and His Famed
High Diving Canine Of."er Pre--miums
Bumps Up Against Rival
and Wages Warfare.
Benj. Burns, well known in Hono
lulu as an amusement promoter, and
who has for several years past been
. amassing wealth and notoriety as a
successful distributor of patent medl-
The jolly Burns and his famous
high diving dog "Dude" have been
stirring the amusement loving popu-
lace of Liveraore. Cal.
to circumference. From San Jose
comes the story of Burns' latest
achievements with the Brother Ben
The little town of Livermcre. al
though not exactly In or on 1iie cir
cuit Is at present In the midst of a
theatrical war. The Wizard Oil
Vcudeville Company opened the
Farmers' Union Theater billed for a
wek at fifteen cents admission, j
Burns and the Brother Beniamin i
ICompanv arrivtd on the same train, i
rvuii'u a vucsai iul cuir ue posi-j
office, had a stand erected, electric j
lights placed, paid a menth's rent in j
advance, and began giving a free
show. The first night rbout 600 peo
ple attended the Brother Benjamin
show and about sixtv the Wizard Oil
During the performance the Wizard
Oil manager announced he would
give a free show each night and be
side would award numerous presents!
to the audience and a diamond ring
to the most popular lady In town.
',mnl., mrtin vat nrtixTii-ir
.juAncLunfl. uuulu nui wmrn
Crewes" Visits Familiar
Haunts, But is Several Days Ov
erdue Sailors' Cases Not Tried
at the District Court Yesterday.
Japanese Contractor Fined..
set down by the Board of Health, and
obeying the mandates of that body
and its representatives, when notified
tnat his premises were not in letter
Derfect sanitarv condition.
Mahelona was among several offen
ders against whom complaints had
been filed by the Territorial sanitary
officer. The plumbing connecting the
defendant's premises was pronounced
faulty upon a recent visit of the in
spector. -Mahelona was notified that
he must promptly remedy the defici
ency, and was also told that delays in
such matters were both dangerous
Delay of the Plumber.
When arraigned before Judge Wil
cox in the police court yesterday
morning, the defendant claimed that
he had used all diligence in consult
ing his family plumber, but that party
exercised no particular haste or con
cern over the job, thereby leaving
Mahelona at the mercy of the health
officials. Explanations soon made
the situation appear in a clearer light.
The court granted the defendant an
other week in which to employ his
best persuasive efforts upon the
plumber, in order that this alleged
plutocratic tradesman might be in
duced to perform the work on the
Behind Schedule Time. -
Judge Wilcox failed to bring about
c reconciliation beween Mrs. K. C.
Malian and her husband, who was
arraigned upon the charge of assault
ami battery. Mrs. Malian claimed
that she had been both struck and
kicked by Malian.
The defendant was represented by
Attorney Magoon. Mrs. Malian's at
torney was J. T. De Bolt. Malian
pleaded guilty ana the court was
asked to suspend sentence. The wife,
however, interposed serious objec
tions to agaln going back to Malian;s
bed and board. It is believed that a
snit for divorce will be brought
against Malian by his wife.
"Monday Crewes " one of the old
standbys of the First District Court,
again showed up at his favored
haunts after a brief season of obscur
ity. Crewes was charged with drunk
eness. "Monday" was several days
behind schedule time in making his
appearance. Of late he has utterly
ignored the first business of the week
and has shown greater parUality td
Thursdays. Police oflicials are of the
opinion that if "Monday" persists in
registering at Hotel Brown as Mon
day Crewes he will lay himself liable
to prosecution for sailing under false
pretenses. He should change his
cognomen to "Thursdav." Crewes
was fined ?4 and costs.
Japanese Contractor Fined.
Murphy and Brown, both drunk,
were fined regulation stipends.
Pressure of business at the police
court prevented the trial of A. Jac-
obsen, Olaf Olsen and John Johnson
charged with striking J. Van Dyke,
the second mate of the ship Florence.
Nalau admitted having raised a
disturbance which broke in upon the
quiet of the night. He was fined $2
and edsts for the delerlous delights
Morimotp, the Japanese contractor,
who was in charge of the blasting
operations at the King street excava
tion, on Wednesday, when a large
quantity of rock was sent np in the
air and, falling, crashed Into the'oflice
of the Metropolitan Meat MarkeL
was fined S25 and costs. Two Japan
ese assistants, arrested at the same
UBe'ere TOMW' was
shown they had nothing to do with
th firing of the dynamite.
iuc uiu ui n. .mura aau rvubu.
charged with adultery, vras continued
over until today. Miura also has a
bribery charge hanging over his head
which will be passed upon this morn-
With the return from the Coast of
Attorney Frank E. Thompson, ar
rangements were entered Into yes-
terday whereby Mr. Thompson will
jcin forces with Hon. Thomas Fitch.
and In the famre will do business on
der the name of Fitch and Thompson.
The combination is a strong one. and
the prospect for their future success
Is most promising.
There will be a polo game at Ka
plolani Park tomorrow afternoon be
tween the Leahis and the ex-Maul
team. The following players will
take part: Leahis Waterhonse. Shin
gle, Norton and Lientenaat Hitch
cock. Ex-Mauis Chillingworth. Copp.
Dickey and Fleming.
Catholic Mission Band.
There will be a special rehearsal
of the Catholic Mission band at the
Catholic club rooms to-night, and it is
expected that every member will be
present. It is said that the band has
a moonlight serenade to the Protet!
in contemplation, when the Frencn
cruiser arrives in pert.
Delighted Mr. Smith.
From the Boston Transcript.
The Cook Mr. Smith says you are
a perfect fright.
The Fretty Parlor Maid He's a
hateful old thing, anyway.
Mr. Cook I heard him say so to
The Pretty Parlor Maid That's
different. Do you know. I think Mr
Smith a most agreeable gentleman.
A Modest Philanthropist.
From the Philadelphia Press.
It is not often that a distaste for
publicity in connection with works
of philanthropy is carried beyond the
grave. Such, however, is true in the
case of Mr. George W. Farr. jr., of
this city, who left over S 100.000 to
local charities, and in a codicil to his
will asked that the fact be kept from
A Littre Boy's Life Saved.
I have a few words to say regarding
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. It
saved my little boy's life and I feel
I cannot praise it enough. I bought
a bottle of it from A. E. Steere of
Goodwin.'S. D., U. S. A., and when I
got home with it the poor baby could
hardly breathe. I gave the medicine
as directed every ten minutes until
he "threw up" and then I thought
sure he was going to choke to death.
We had to pull the phlegm out of
his mouth in great long strings. 1 1
am positive that if I had not got that
bottle of congh medicine, my boy
would not be on earth today. Joel
Bemont, Inwood, Iowa.
Don't Run Your Legs Off
Looking for a Situation
A 25cwaadntinthe REPUBLICAN
Will do the .Work
Classified Advertisements in this column
trill 6e inserted at 10 cents a line first
insertion; 5 cents a line second inser ,
tion; 25 cents per line per week; 31 f I
cenu per une itco Keens, ana ov cenu
per Kne per month.
Newly-built Stable, CO by 50.
2 Pairs New Single Harness.
1 Pair New Double Harness.
Fort St.. opposite Hackfelds.
WANTED At' once, 6 or 7 room fur
nished cottage for light house
keeping by couple with no children, i
Must be centrally
WANTED To sell, some fine white Dia-
mnnit rinre- nlcrt firm nil rin- ...
..... ..u0, M...-V ...... Wf. ..M! V.-
sonable prices. Watches repaired or
time. G. Dietz. watchmaker and jew
'or. Fort st near Hotel, in Prescott'
WANTED Girls to do Kundry won
Apply Sanitary Steam Laundry, Ka
waiahao and South streets.
WANTED Two single gentlemen de
sire rcoms and good table board,
either In house or cottage near, must
not be far from business portion of
city. Expect to remain permanently
if saUsfactory and rates reasqnable.
Address A. R, Republican Office.
FURNISHED ROOM A splendidly
furnished room with excellent
board for two gentlemen with pri
vate family on Vineyard street.
TO LET TJellghtful roomy bath tubs j
with either hot or cold water, and
every Improvement and convenience (
known to the modern age. At .
Silent Barber Shop.
FOR RENT An eight room cotta J
on Yonng street Apply J. A. Ms
goon, ilagoon building.
COMFORTABLE COTTAGES ON th '
pnemx of the Sanitary Steam Laun
dry Co. Ltd- Manaion and Soatl i
streets. The cottases contain 4 roora
kitchen and hath room. No exrr
chare for hot and cold water anr ,
ewtnc lichts. Rnt reaxjuahle. Ap
ply on the premises to J. Lightfoot
win. f. mkm,
The leading Piombers o San Fran
cisco, have decided to locate a per
manent establishment in Honolulu.
This will give the residents of this
dty an opportunity of having their
plumbing done at reasonable rates by
the most skilifal mechanics In the
OFFICE AND SHOP AT THE
Alexander Youne Building, j
Jobbing Promptly Attended to
Japanese ........ -
Importer of Products . .
Provisions and Wines . .
Gor. King and Smith Streets
huen Chang Co.
Manufacturers of All Kinds of
Large Importers of
Flour, Groceries, Fruit and Vegetables
WHOLEPALE AND RETAIL.
120 KING STREET.
P. O. Box 972. Phone. White 801.
' THE TRAVELERS INSURANCE
COMPANY OF HARTFORD
LIFE ACCIDENT HEALTH
II. G. IiOUEKIN,
AGENT TERRITORY OF HAWAII.
403 Judd Building
(Successor to CHAS. SEYDONE.)
Designing and Gilding.
Advertising a Specialty.
Office and Workshop:
1170 UNION STREET.
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Blue Flame OIL STOVES
Sold wltb asrate
Kerosene and Baseline
r Aw ! ? Ct3C
J? icflBLjf9Qrfvr til
FOR SALE AT THE
Hawaiian Hardware Co. Ltd
Business men wlH tell 70s
that an ad in The Repsbllc- 4
$ an bri&cs good result be-
casae tie people read it
Engineering and Construction Co.
ROOMS 5CS, 509, 510 STANGENWALD BUILDING.
All classes of Engineering Work solicited. Examinations, Sur
veys and Reports made for any clasjt of Waterworks, Steam and
Electrical Construction. Plans and Specifications and Estimates pre
pared, and Construction Superintended in all branches of "Engineering
Work. Contracts solicited for Railroads, electric and steam; Tunnels,
Bridges, Buildings, Highways, Foundations, Piers. Wharves. Etc
SPECIAL ATTENTION given to Examinations, ValuaticnsT and
Reports of Properties for investment purposes.
FREDERICKS AMWEG, M. Am. Soc C. E.
Engineer and Managtr.
W. R. CASTLE, JR., Secretary and Treasurer.
ALL KINDS OF STRAW HATS
MADE TO ORDER.
HATS WASHED AND PRESSED.
Largest Stock of Ladies and Gents'
Hats in the city.
iTxralvaixii & Oc
The Oriental Life
Issues all modern forms of
rates. Policies issued
HOME OFFICE: 301-302 Stan
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It's a Daisy Stem Winder, Hunting
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noes all kinds of Commercial jnd Job Printing at the tow- ft
est rates. .T.
Recent additions have been made to the mechanical force (M
Which enable the Ccmnanv to turn out nrrffr nrnmnttv. In rati. ' "
road and plantation work we
ment In Hawaii.
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attention to. Our bindery is the most complete In Honolulu and tf
the large amount of work always en hand attests to the excel- 'A'
lence cf our bindery.
IT you want any kind of Printing or Binding done you should
patronize us if you desire first-class work. i
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DRY AND FANCY GOODS.
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS,
JAPANESE SILK and
COTTON DRESS GOODS.
Insurance Co., Ltd.
policies at the lowest possibl
in both English and Oh i nose
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0 THE .MOST Entor-
prising News Boy,
who disposes of tho
most papers of . . .
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during the month of
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up to Christmas Day.
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