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' ' 'II , I v If you want to day's News to day you can find It In THE STAR. i Tito Hawaiian Stnr Is (ho paper 1 li ill rocs Into the best homes of Honolulu I VOL. V. HONOLULU, H. I., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1898. No. 2047 Mn QUEEN'S H0SPIII1L LOSES DON'IBEIMYIOMIOMSlltNIY DAYS WIIH DEMH OPENS III VAUDEVILLE CORNUCOPIA OF GOFFEE &K3UWSSW8f Hake your Poi with an own Judge Perry Declares Queen Emma's Bequest was Not Legal Appeal will be Taken. EWffi 181 STUFFER. An evenly uaked, all around crusted Loaf of Bread can be had by using the Purchase a FILTER and use pure water. ROOKE WINS HIS SUIT FOR Til 12 PREMISES. Jl'DGE HARTWELT, OIMECTS ADU81V12 CRITICISM. Judge I'errv today filed a decision in the ease of C. K. C. Rooke vs. the Queen's Hospital and the trustees of the Bishop Estate, action to quiet ti tle, overruling demurrers of defend ant, which amounts to a decision for the plaintiff. The nronertv involved is that de vised to the Queen's Hospital, and the case Is consequently one of great im portance. This estate was owned by Phomas C. II. Rooke in lee simple nt the time of his death in Honolulu, in 185N. When Rooke died he bequeath ed his estate to his wife, Grace K. Rooke. for life, and at her death to his adopted daughter. Kinuin Rooke, later Queen Kmina, "to be used and enjoyed bv her during the term of her natural life and her children for ever, but should the aforesaid Kmma Rooke decease before me, the said tes tator, or decease without leaving is sue, then T hereby give and bequeath the same unto my nephew and godson Cresswell Diaries Keane Rooke and his heirs forever." Queen Emma died in 118.". without living issue. A will left by her pur ported to devise, the property in question to the Queen's Hospital. The liishop Kstate claims one-fourth of the property through Kamehamelia TV, whom Queen Emma married. The Queen's 'Hospital claims all of the property under Queen Emma's will, while the plaintiff also claims all of the property under the will of T. C. 15. Rooke. The court observes: "In mv opin ion it was the testator's intention to give to his adopted daughter Emma Rooke, after the death of his wife, a life estate, and that after her death, if she survived him and left issue sur viving her, the property should go to her children absolutely, but that if she should die before the testator, or die without, any issue surviving her, 1 neu 1 ue property should go to bis nepbew and godson. P. K. C. Root.-,. tue plaintiff herein. In my opinion that intention is snffi cienfl.y expressed bv flu; language of me win, aim tlie title to the properly passed to rut plaintiff at Emma itnnKos death." An appeal from this decision will at once be taken and the matter will Do bitterly contested. ,T. A. Magoon and R. T. Silliman for plaintiff; Kin nev, Ballon & McClannhnn for trus tees of Hislion Estate, and A. fi. M. Tfobertson, W. R. Castle and T l! weaver lor the Queen's Hospital. STOCK EXCHANGE. Asking prices today were: Hrewer & Co. (()(), Kwa 250, Hawaiian Sugar 157, Kahuku 120, Oahu assessable i), uanu paid up 150, Ookala 071,, Pe- peekeo 205, Wailuku 285, Waimanalo 170, Waimea 123, Wuianae 210, Inter- isiami H5, Hawaiian Electric 200. r Life and Fire Insuranee Agents : EST AGENTS FOIl J3 NEW ENGLAND MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO, THE ST. HAUL. The transport St. Paul, laden with Christmas presents for the soldiers nt Manila, sailed about 1 o'clock today, FOR THE BENEFIT CONCERT. Mr. Vossion, the French consul, has sent, an order to Wray Taylor for ten tickets for the Bishop Home benefit concert. He accompanied his order witn a note expressing his commen dation of the purpose of the concert NUUANU WAYSIDE REPORT. A. iranca will open his wayside resort, tomorrow morning. It is situ ated in Nuunnu valley, above the elec trie ngnt station. A lunch will bo served during the day to callers. MESSENGER SERVICE. Honolulu Messenger Service deliver messages and packages. Telephone, TO Does Xot Believe In the Policy of Im perialism, but is Open to Conviction Based on Good Argument. Editor Star: It appears to me to be unnecessary for American citizens, in disciii'M.ng the questions 01 nation al policy, to call each other bad names and make laces at eaeli otner. What is tin possible line to anyone, while advocating or opposing a na tional measure, of adopting the meth od of warfare which even the savage tribes of Africa have discarded and which modern China lias long since laid aside? The beating of tom-toms and making hideous noises to fright en your opponent and jeering him with derisive and opprobious lan guage, cat-calls and nil other such of fensive proceedings are unworthy, as T submit, to be adopted bv intelligent and country-loving people in their consideration of the advantages and disadvantages of certain lines of pol icy. For instance, I myself, who hold my patriotism, my love of country, and my faith in the representative government under which I was rear ed at the mercy of no man, am of the opinion that the policy of Imperial ism, of expansion, is not either wise or safe. I have been unable to see in it the dawn of a new America which I want and which I have always been taught to love. On the contrary, I think I can see in the proposed new departure the beginning, not of a greater America, but of an America controlled by an ever increasing cen tral executive, gradually becoming free from the restraints of the judi cial and legislative departments and resulting at sonic future time in the overthrow of the popular institutions of my country. 1 may be quite wrong in this view. but while T entertain it and am only too pleased to hear and consider the suggestions and arguments of those who think otherwise. T am not willing to be answered by being fold that T 11111 nn-Amerienn or by being taunted in nnv other wa v. , ALFRED S. ITAKTWELL. COMING CONCERT. EXPERIENCES IN A BOAT WITH THIRST AND TEMPEST. Mrs. McDonald Tells of Her Children and Herself After They Left the Burning W. 11. Starbuck. Professor Richards' Hawaiian Chorus Put on One. At a meeting of Professor Richnrds' Hawaiian Chorus held last evening in 1'oster hail it was decided to give a public concert in the opera house on the evening of December 27th for the benefit of native charities. The glee clubs of the Kainehameha schools and the Knwailiao choruses have all vol unteered their services for the occa sion. Tn the arrangement of the urogram. Professor Richards will be assisted by Mrs. Woodward and perhaps other proiessional musicians of the city. An effort will be made to put on one of the most complete concerts ever given in Honolulu. SUGAR COMPANY WINS. The damage suit of Mrs. Gouvea against the Wailuku Sugar Company, .)0,()l)0, was decided by a foreign nirv in the circuit court this morning, in lavor of the defendant corporation There were two dissenting votes. This case will be well remembered. Mrs. Gouvea's husband was killed under a car on the tram line of the plantation She brought suit for the sum stated. The question was one of whether or not the plantation was blamablc for the accident. OF BOSTON. . FIRE INSURANCE CO, OF HARTFORD. CONN. A GOOD BUSINESS PROPOSITION, Any proposition made whereby you can save money is good. Look at L. B. Kerr's advertisement and see the proposition he makes you. IMPROVEMENT PRICES. Hurt & Packard's French calf, hand sewed lace, congress, all shapes. Our price, $3.00. FAIRCHILDS SHOES. Fine Repair Work When your Bicyclo, Gun, Typewriter, or any article of fine mechanism, needs repairs, bring it to us and we will make it as good as new We employ only the best skilled help, guarantee all work, and call for and de liver it to any part of the city. PEARSON & HOBRON 312 Fort Street. Telephone 505. A WEDDING. W. J. Kane, manager of the Kona Coffee and Tea Company's estate, will be married this afternoon at 5 o clock, at bt. Andrew s cathedral, to Miss 1 M. Braddish, by the Rev. V. II. Kitcat. After the service there will be a re ception at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Swnnzey. Mr. and Mrs. Kane will leave for their homo in Kona by 1 ne .Minimi i.oa on Friday. THE BAND. 1 he band played the St. Paul off at noon today. At -I this afternoon a concert will be given on tin; grounds 01 tnu bxeeutive building. Tomorrow tlie band will take a rest, playing on ly at the Opera house In the evening, -rnii.iy evening a concert will be giv en somewhere, perhaps at the Hawaii an noiei. SPECIAL MEETING. Of ladies will take place at L. B, Kerr's store, Monday and Tuesday where they can buy all dress goods at H) per cent discount. FRESH IMPORTS. By the S. S. Australia, Camarinos re ceived cherries, rhubarb, asparagus, eeiery, cauiiuower, fresh salmon crabs, flounders, oysters (In tins and sliel) , npples, grapes llgs, lemons, Burbank potatoes, pure olive oil, dried fruit, new crop of nuts, raisins, etc California Fruit Mnrkct, King Street "RAINIER." The Ladies' Favorite, the Men Preference. Its absolute purity ma turo age and delicious flavor have made Rainier Beer n welcome visitor, It s tho queen of all fine beers. On tap or in bottles at the Criterion saloon. Telephone 783. MANAGER TOM KING TALKS OF THE NEW OKI'HECM. Will be a First Class Family Theater Initial Play Saturday Week Seat ing Arrangement. Twenty days in an open boat, on a tropic sea, with three children, the eldest not yet seven, to care and be ap prehensive for, is happily the trying xperience of few women. It was the xperieuce though of Mrs. McDonald, wife of Captain Henry McDonald, of tlie ill fatetbship W. 11. Starbuck. But Ight bravely dill she bear it. in see her now and hear her speak of it, calmly, seriously, witli no touch of self-consciousness, is to realize more fully than it is possible from descrip tion what an ordeal it was. Die baby, 1 suppose, will not re member anything about it; she is too young, only eighteen months. But the other children will noer forget it," Mrs. McDonald said this morn ing. "They stood it bravely and well. Of course they did not realize as an ol der person would, the danger, or what it meant to be in an open boat, ,000 miles from land. But the quart ers wen so cramped in 4 tin boat. here was no room for them to mime around in. And yet they did not be- onie fretful or make trouble. The lder children seemed to realize that there was nothing to do but accept the situation. They could see nothing but the ocean around them and the sky overhead. In the day time the glare of the hot sun reflected from the water to which we were so close, burned and scorched until it was al most unendurable. And at night of ten there was rain that wet the few blankets we had, and always the salt spray stinging the parched skin and adding to the torments of thirst which we never dared to quite allay, for fear of exhausting our supply of water. Yet the children never mur mured or complained. But now thev are so tired. It seems as if all the fatigue and cramp of those twenty days had been saved up and they felt it now. We landed last Saturday morning, nut the chil dren are tired yet. It seems as if they could not get rested. And the baby, too, is tired. Her little mus ics seem to ache, and her bones to feel the stress of her experience. I feel that way, too, though not all the time. It is only when I try to wnlk around or exert myself that I seem to grow weak and tremble. T never expected to sec land. We had some very rough weather, and I had my mind made up that each day would be the last. Now that we are safe, I suppose we feel reaction from the tension we were under and it will be some time before we feel ourselves again. "Oh, yes, I have often been to sea before. I usually go every other trip with my husband, and have been pretty well over the world. The children, too, are good sailors and have taken many trips. Phe eldest is Howard, who will be 7 next February. Maud will be 5 in May, and Gladys is eighteen months old. My people are Cane Breton peo ple, but since my marriage my home lias been in Hoboken, X. J. My hus band s people were from Cape Breton originally, too, but they all live in Ho boken now. llis brothers are all cap tains of cssels. Two of them were drowned at sea. The people nt Hookena were very kind to use. We stayed at the home of the sheriff there until the .Manna Loa arrived Monday night. People have been very kind to us here. Several la dies have called, and Mrs. Lyle wants us 10 come to nur home to remain if we do not go today on the Peking." Captain .McDonald has followed the. sea for twenty-two years, but this is nis nrst disaster. "My boat was the poorest of tin. three," he said, "but it was the larg est. We suffered a great de.-il fmm Ililrst. e took nil the water m. could and ,ad ,,t.nty f i,rovjKjons hi: iiiinwaiicc ot water was a pint a day at first, afterwards reduced to nan a pint. We could have used more but we did not know how long we would be out. Tin nearest laud was the Gallapagos Islands, but to have started for there would have been to Mi-ei, win, contrary winds. I figured that we could mnke about 70 or SO 1" s " (1''.v. but we really made about 100. e had plenty of sail. "For the first wwl;m.!f i boy suffered terribly fro',,, seasickness. ...; mmioii 01 the boat Is so different from that of a ship. If it ,,,, Jlo( ,,0 for Cfllitn ...t..n T 1 1 t . ..... ' " ' , I nan 1 doirt tielieve uiie woiiin nave survived. The Otpheuni theater will open on Saturday eM-ning, December Hlth with a vaudeville entertainment under the direction of .lim Post. It was expect ed that tlie opening could be made on the 7th. but as some of the actors will not arrive until the Coptic of the 6th, it was deemed best to allow a few days for recreation and rehearsal. The theater will be open every ev ening except Sunday. Prices will be 50 and 25 cents. The higher price will be for reserve chairs and the low er for seats on benches in the rear of the "pit." 'Phe floor will be sloping, so that all may see. "It will be strictly a first class family theater." said Manager 'Pom King this morning. "No liquors will be allowed on the premises and there will be no side boxes. There will al so be no gallery and no rowdyism will be tolerated. Though we open with vaudeville, there will be frequent changes. After a time we will bring down some good stock" companies with standard plays. The Orplfcuin will seat comfortably 750 people. It was at first the intention to put in a gallery with an additional seating capacity of 250, but this pro ject was abandoned for the reason that such an adjunct would perhaps encourage rowdyism. Is this proves by experience not to be the ease the gal lery will be put in later. C. S. Desky built the Orplicum and is equipping it. 'Pom King and the promoters of the entertainments, lease from him. Richard Westoby is paint, ing the scenery. When completed the scenery will be all that is required for staging the average run of plays. F0I1ESTERS' DANCE. Court Lunalilo, Ancient Order of Foresters, will give a dance in the hall over Wielnnan's, Friday evening, beginning at s o'clock, invitations are being issued today. MEASLES FOIl HIl.O. A family, leaving for llilo by the Kinau yesterday morning, took along a small child with a high fever from measles. 'Phe disease manifested it self only a few hours before sailing time. The facts came out in town too late to stop tlie departure of the pa tient. Persons familiar with tlie cir cumstances bitterly censure the pa rents for taking tlie child away in such a condition. AFTER HOG RANCHES. Officials of the Hoard of Health have decided upon a scheme that will prob ably solve the trouble with the hog ranches at Waikiki. The plan will be to extend the limits within which such institutions arc allowed. At present a nog rauen may be operated any where outside of a mile from tlie post- oiuce. 1 lii.s regulation was madi years ago when the town was smaller It is now proposed to make the limits either three or four miles, taking in all of the thickly settled portions of 1 ue cuy. CABINET CONSIDERS. The question before the cabinet at its session this morning was the ac tion of Hpeeiul Agent Brown in dc daring United States exclusion laws of full force nnd effect here. On ne count of business in the Interior de partment tlie meeting had to break up before, the discussion wns finished, and no conclusion wns reached. CHANGES HANDS. Harry Jucn has bought out the Louvre saloon, lease of premises, liqu ors and license. Barry Kleinmo will devote most of his tune in future to Ilnuiwni resort, at Waikiki, which he has purchased from E. C. Rowe, nnd win greatly enlarge and improve. DEFECTIVE PLANS. Alter the improvements to the Bungalow were completed It wns dis covered that the gutters were defec me. the repair will be diillcult and may necessitate tearing away some of tlie work already done. 'Phe whole scheme reminds one of the fellow who built the foundation after his house w.'is up. my The secret of our success lies In the value ami attractiveness of our shoes McINERXY. ' O POINTS OF MERIT. ui,Mt.T"f ,j!,Wc. easy running, simple in attachments, all tho result of constant study for many yenrs. of men who hVo made a life study of perfecting the Singer sewing ma. chine. 0 With few equals it has no superior, and Is sold as low tin nnv ntlm ll class sewing machine. Buy a Singer and you take no chances. If you doubt our word ask your neighbor who has been using n Singer for the past ten or twenty years. For salo by B. Bergerson, agent, Bethel street. SOLDIERS MOVE CAMP. Companies K and M oT the First New York moved to the engineers' camp today and will assist in burning the tents and equipment nt Camp Mc Kinley and cleaning up the place. Af. fer the departure of the Alameda next week engineers will be detailed for duty at the hospitals. The first lieutenant and seventeen men of Company F, New York, are fit for duty today. 'Phe captain, second lieutenant and remaining' members of the company are on sick report. OPEN TO CONVICTION. Anyone who is open to conviction as regards the merits of different makes of bicycles nre requested to call at our salesrooms and allow us to explain why the STERLING is the best wheel on enrth. Pacific Cycle and Manufacturing Company, agents. AMERICAN MESSENGER SERVICE. Masonic Temple. Telephone -HI. INDUSTRY WHICH SYMHOM55ES PROSPERITY. W. H. Iloogs Describes What Ho Saw on Hirf Late Visit Through the Kona Plantations. Hery steamer from the llig Island. bringjT its coffee enthusiasts. 'Phe Mauna Loa yesterday brought W. II. Iloogs, returning from a trip through, the coffee regions of Hawaii, especial, ly the Kona district. "There is the most marked evidence of the development of the industry since I was last in Hawaii," Mr. Iloogs said this morning. "The results of the earnest work that has been done both on the commercial and the scientific side are very apparent. There are better methods of cultivation employ ed. Improved machinery is in use. More definite knowledge of necessary conditions lias been obtained. We know more about handling the crop. We know more about market condi tions. 'Phe industrv is now practical ly on a sound basis of definite knowl edge and experience. A man is not experimenting now when he goes into the eotlee business, if he will simply inform himself as to what is already known and what is being done. I first visited the plan ta t ion of the South Kona Coffc" Company nt Hoo kena. It is generally known as the Morgan and McStocker plantation. I am secretary of the corporation and naturally was especially interested 111 its property. 1 got there right in the middle of the crop gathering. I saw every process of earing for the crop from the picking of the berries to its shipment. The trees are in line shape. llicy look strong and vigorous, and with their richly colored and profuse growth of berries, they look the very symbol 01 prosperity. The berries themselves are full and plump, well shaped, and when ready for market lire very attractive. Phe picking is being done by Japa nese, men and women, and so far we have experienced no difficulty with what has been pictured as tlie bogie man of the coffee industry tlie labor question. "We will this year take off quite a rop. We have already marketed sev eral hundred bags. l-rom Hookena, I went to Mr. Wallace's plantation at Napoopoo. He has a splendid outlook, lie was pick ing a very heavy crop when 1 was there, and everything was most satisfactory. t Kailua, the ancient capital ot the Hawaiian kings, Dr. MeWayne has a model plantation. With the excep tion of the South Kona it is the finest plantation on Hawaii. Dr. MeWayne has been an enthusiast in the study of coffee and its culture, nnd his enthu siasm has been so thoroughly temper ed with good sense and practical judg ment that the results have been im portant and definite. The coffee he grows has been pronounced by a man competent to give judgment as tlie finest he ever saw anywhere. "Dr. MeWayne has n thoroughly complete plant for handling his cof fee. Ho has all the machinery need ed, an artificial dryer, and all run by steam. IDs plant is worked to its full capacity, for he handles the crop of a great many small planters in the neighborhood. "Ho grades his entire crop, so that it goes to market in the best possible shape. "I visited a great many other plan tations, large and small) nnd every where wns appnrent not only the great advances coffee culture, has made, but the fact that it is a sub stantial industry, on n basis to en list ability and capital in its prosecu tion." ARLINGTON IMPROVEMENT. Joseph Brewer, now here, bus de cided to build nnother story on the Hotel street Arlington. This will give the building three floors. The Arlington will occupy the place. FROM BELFAST TO HONOLULU. 'Phe city of Belfast and district is noted the world over for the manu facture of line table linens. The flax spinners there are a very thrifty class, wdiole families devoting all their time to flax raising nnd spinning, hence tho remnrkable purity of their product. The Sachs Dry Goods Co., Ltd., nre in direct touch with tlie makers, and hnvo imported some of the finest ta ble linens nnd napkins that ever camo to this city. NEW ENGLAND BAKERY Is open mornings nt 5:30, and serves the most delicious cups of coffee with thick cream, hot buns, etc., for only 15 cents. BUSINESS MEN'S MEMO. Wednesday, November .'10, 169S. Sealed tenders for Government bonds, received until Thursday, De cember 1, 1 SOS. Special meeting of stockholders of the Wniinen Sugar Mill Co., nt office of Castle & Cooke, Ltd., Thursday, De cember 1st, at 9:110 o'clock a. m. Special meeting of stockholders of the Wnialua Agricultural Co., Ltd., at ofllce of Castle & Cooke, Ltd., Thurs day, December 1st, nt 10 o'clock a. m. Senlcd tenders for Court House and Jail nt Klpahulu, Maul, received until noon of December 5, 1808.