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HONOLULU STAK-BPLLETIN, MOM7A Y. DrJCGMBKK l, lair HAWAIIAN RECALLS OLD SCENES MOST OF ESTATE FORMER NIGHT CLFJUt AT ROYAL !HRS. FtlATSON GETS' 711 -kM .5"" ".' ' Manager George . H. Fassett, Who Sleeps in Nuuanu, Paid High Tribute Those ' good old days" in Honolulu are recalled viridly for kamaalnas In an interesting description of George H. Fassett, famous Western hotel man and at one time manager of the Royal Hawaiian hotel, written by Dan J. Lyons in The Western Hotel Report er. Lyons is manager of the Atasca dero. Cal.. Inn. Extracts from Mr. Lyons' article tell of the days when monarchy held kway in these islands. Its author was night clerk at the Royal Hawaiian for a time under Manager Fassett: George Fassett years ago was chief clerk at the Uelevan hotel at Albany, New York.' and was a close friend and twmpanlon of Grover Cleveland and often s went with the former president of many of' his fish Ing excursions. "He came to San Francisco Just 40 years ago as chief clerk of the Bald win hotel, which at that time was un dor the management of the late John A. Rice, a hotel keeper of national fame. Rice amassed a fortune by In vesting in the stock market (on tips furnished by Lucky Ua'.dvln) and leased the Tremont house, which was opened about 1880. and took Fassett with him ai chief clerk. Mr. Baldwin went to Chicago and coaxed Fassett bock to the coast by offering him the management of tbe'Baldwin hotel, and be proved to be a magnet for the ho tel, attracting many of the high-class turfmen and theatrical celebrities to the hotel by the charm of his won derful mastery of men. But he was a man who would not stand interference In the -management of the hotel, and ose day he re signed and went to Honolulu, where he accepted the management of tho Royal Hawaiian hotel and was the most successful manager eyer at the head of that famous . hostelry. His as sociate at the hotel was the celebrated Joe Tilden of the Bohemian Club ol BOOZE LICENSES H1LO, Dec.' 21. When the llcenst commissioners met yesterday the ap plications of three Japanese for res taurant licenses were turned down on iccount'of the liQUor privileges which ' were asked for.v The. three all wanted .'-to start op eating hotr'ss where Jbooxe uld Ms sold with meals. This prop cslUan did not meet, with the approval .of the board. ! if-';A- The application .of the Hawaii .Wine : Co.: for a transfer or the wholesale liquor license of thee Seirao- .Liquor , Co. to It was also turned 'down by the board. The :newy conrpaay'Txad ; been formed to do a' wholesale liquor busi ness and It wished to acquire the li cense of the older company. ' Inspector Harry Orerend made an application for 'a telephone to be In stalled in hU residence as he, has riot of telephoning; to-do and has. had . high tolls to pay In many, instances. . The board decided- to grant the . boon so the" inspector will In future havt not to pay anything- out of his own '.- pOCkCL' -. :: A-: 7 i i FRISCO MAN HEAD ? O FFflFRA! TFI PRRAPH COMPANY, IS REPORT - . "'-,- " ' ' - .' - ; v SAN, FRANCISCO, Dec 12-Dr. V ! -AVathlngtoa Dodge, vice president ol . ' tie "Anglo and London-Paris National ''I " Bank, - has admitted that he , will ac- cept the . presidency ojf the Federal . '. Telegraph- Company; which " Is the -r. operating ' company- lot the yPoulscu Wireless CilormUoiL-" -rr:-;:v::-. ; : '1 ; ; This announcement may be . ao ; cepted as marking the consumxnatioa iv v; of a xleal by which strong- financial - backing la assured to ; the Federal : ,TeIegraph Companvand , the' holding concern, Poulsen W'lreless . Corpora- Hon, hero and , li ' the .East, and Jt . was said last night that the con-i tf... - etrnction or wireless stations win v. begin imntedlately, through . whicli efficient business communication will v y be' established with , SQuth America ' ; ana' Europe.'.' - -"-';'-: v vv'"v .,. i ; It. has been, ascertained also that , during the last few weeks the Pout v sen Company! has - secured, for the . manufacturing "end of its business, " - ;i ' large ' Government ' contracts, bottt v ! " iriU the United States and Euronea ' rowers. -.';.-';- A- r.: .' . . A .party f or .'enlisted : men . i to be : given at the Outrigger club under the chaperonage of-the Women's Auxiliary on Friday evening, ijecember. 28. .. ,TV will pay. 6b a poind twill send" our wagon to an " IV. Phone C Sell your Rags aid Support a JEVench Orphan San Francisco, raconteur, wit and ton vivant, who was loved by eTerybod "At that time there was quite a col ony of literary men and artists living In Honolulu, among them being Rob ert Louis Stevenson and Jules Taver nler (who panted all the big volcano pictures). Fassett was well known to them and tKey all' loved hira for his liberality and good nature; toe also enjoyed the personal friendship or David Kalakaua. a former king of the Islands, who. when Fassett died, gav him a royal funeral. The king's guan was the guard of honor and the royal kahilis were ordered, out. which wa3 a rare compliment to the dead hotel keeper. "Joe TK.Ien was suffocated by fire occurring in one of the hotel cottage.?, being rescued by Col. Sam l'arker, who. being a big man. was able to car ry him out In his arms, but he onb lived a few days. He also had a verr large funeral, being esteemed by the entire populace. Fassett and Tilden both sleep in the pretty little Nuuanu cemetery, and I wonder how many of the visiting hotel men that make th- winter pilgrimage to Honolulu have ever wandered up that way when bound for the Pall. The old gardener will tell them about the, two hotel haoles (white men) who came'to the Islands loug years ago and sleep side by side, the one a famous Cordon Bleu (but only to entertain his friends): the other a fearless firefighter who, 'a addition to his duties as manager of the old hotel, was also a foreman of Volunteer Fire Company No. T and always ran" with "the old machine" in spite of hl3 extreme weight (Fassett was.a very heavy man when he died). "Fassett gave me my first chance to stand behind, a hotel counter, ap pointing' ffle key clerk at the Baldwin In 1881. and afterwards as night clerk at the Royal Hawaiian hotel In 1884, and 1 revere, the man for his many fine qualities. James B. Marvin, now living In Satf Francisco, can substan tiate what I say about him and Is one of the few men living who was con nected with the Baldwin In those years." -.."' A . " " IS KILLED WHEN HE FALLS-FRDM HORSE f8peif BUr-BuntU CmnoUMN) , ,HILO, Dec. By ah accident on the plains of Waimea Wednesday aft ernoon, George Llndsayv a well-known Parker Tanch employe, was killed His body , was' found by searchers who vent out When the hors'eof the ranch man discovered wandering about without a ride. When found, the body was cold, the skull was frac tured. t Lindsay, who was a. noted horse man and who was famous as a breaker cf raw colts, went off as -usual on Wednesday, . moraine on . horseback. Nothing jnorc -was seen ef him until Lis dead : body , was found out in the center f the plains oo (he ranch. The licrse tad wandered for some dis tance and it was that fact that made the searc party start, out - It is-surmised that' Lindsay was JLhrown from his 1 horse Tn some man ner and that! he then was almost In stantly killed of else that the animal had kicked him on the head after he had; fallen from it. - A; verdict of ac cidental death was. j-eturned. FAIRMONT HOTEL' TAKEN ; ; OVER BY D. MJ LINNARD ' D. IV, Ljnnard, well known In Ho nolula, has taken charge of the Fair mont Hotel In San Francisco which has beenf sdd? d ,to - the California unam Known as the Big Five. ; . The Chain includes the ; Fairmont V and Palace of San- Francisco , and . the Maryland, Huntington and Green ol Pasadena. . I - . ... ' " , v lit. Linnard will be - in direct charge of the Fairmont and 'his 'ac quaintance, with many Honolulu peo ple u bound to bring him custom from these : islands. . - The ' Fairmont has ' a magnificent location , on Nob Hill and , overlooks i the. city. ' r - () ffl. . M . V l 1 1 'tf . for eleanCQtton Tags and !!tl address' to get them. -VV.fi "7 SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 15 .Mrs. Lilie li. Matson. widow of l aptain Wil liam Matson. late head of the Matsoa Steam Navigation Co., yesterday was awarded a family allowance of a month pending the settlement of the etstate. The allowance was or cered by Judge Granam after Alex ander Morrison, attorney for th estate, had stated" thai the income from the estate la "core than JllMhn monthly." The will was admitted to probat9 and letters testamentary were granted Mrs. Matson and Morrison. While the estate has not been appraised, it was said by Morrison that it is worth in excess of $2,000,000. The awarding of three-quarters of the e3tate monthly income to Mrs. Matson Indicates, it is said, that Uie settlement effected between the heiri f Captain Matson was on a basis oi 5 per cent to Mrs. Matson and hz'. daughter, .Mrs. Lurline li. Roth, anc the remaining 25 per cent to the fivo children by Captain ilatson's firs; marriage. In lus will Captain Matson left $2'.000 each to five children by his first marriage: Mrs. Ida Bernard, Short street; Mrs. Emily Forrest, s5j -,ui street, Oakland; Arthur Matson, lo7 61st street, Oakland; Theodore Matson, 66 Short street, and Walter J. Matson, Hillsborough. One-half of the estate was bequeath ed to Mrs. Matson and the remainder was to go to Mrs. Roth. MONEY ARRIVES FOR HAWAII GUARDSMEN (Special S'.ir-BuHetln Corrtrondenc ) H1LO, Hawaii, Dec. 21. Capt J.'S. Rlckard of Company 13, 2nd Regiment. National Guard ct Hawaii, has re ceived from Washington a sum ot money exceeding two thousand dollars and which is intended for paying the men of the company, which was orig inally known as Company F, for the period ending December 31, 1916. The money came by drafts and is now available for those who are entitled to it. Captain Rickard announces that those men who have a claim on the money should call upon him for the cash. Maiy of the members of the company have scattered throughout the county and they cannot be found at the present time. The pay will prove to be a welcome surprise to thr men who have waited a long time foi their money. From Captain Rlckard it is learned that 42 men responded to' tha call to nllst before the date set, December 15,. for the closing of the doors to voluntary enlistment, and Chat this is considered to be very satisfactory. DROPPING THE GERMAN. The Superior Court of New York has granted permission to the German-American Insurance Company of New York and the German Alliance Insurance Company to eliminate the word "German" from their corporate tew:; it As WW i t I i' : ..w.v mm 4 v V. vV' v , m i J m r. , S a? W . We wish bur names, both companies being Ameri can. Permission has been grantea American to Great American Insur ar.ee Company 6f New York, and the wV ''I V can. rermissioa nas oeea grauicu to change the name of the German-iYork. . w . . . .. v . i . St' friends and patrons and Happiness and as their Christnas portion. German-Alliance to American AWames- liance Insurance Company of New! i iuauii. as soon as legal requirements! li . - L J - .114 nnmM havA ben comnlled with, both coi panies will operate under their ne V 'dr a all by OY1 ie other patriots of Tospenty , ... The telephone service in Plunkvffle T IMV , ' ' la verv alow " "well, we aim to give our people all oappy beason is extended to ' 8 J2. Hawaii mors than mere service -said tht head of Plunkville's telephone systenr . "We Ilka to keep 'em happy by flvinf em something to grumble at," Ka sas ' City Journal. . : .V.V.V- . - , ! 9 I . A ... t VeVV AW.V ts. : . ".""I - - ' '. ,. .- . . 1: w 9"W 9--- r ; . v VAW V.VsV m i 1 in '::::::::. ....... 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