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THE FUNNY CHARACTERS IN NEW STUNTS TO-MORROW
HONOLULU, H. T FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 1904.
CHIN 4 TO
(Associated Press Cable to the Star.
LONDON, Jan. 22. It is reported in diplomatic circles that the
.Empress Dowager of China has announced that she is determined that
China shall fight to obtain the freedom of Manchuria from any foreign
control. This statement, if correct, is tantamount to a declaration that
China will support Japan in the impending war with Russia, as Man
churia is now firmly in the grasp of Russia.
JAPAN WILL NOT TOLERATE MEDIATION.
Associated Press Cable to the Star.
LONDON, Jan. 22. The Associated Press is officially informed by
Jhe Japanese Minister here that Japan will not accept the mediation of
ithe Powers in her present dispute with Russia over the political in
tegrity of the Korean Empire.
HARBOR APPROPRIATIONS THIS SESSION.
Associated Press Cable to the Star.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 22. There will be no Rivers and
Harbors Bill passed at this session of Congress, so numerous appro
priations) including those of the Hawaiian Islands, will not be secured.
THE PORTE GRANTS AMNESTY.
Associated Press Cable to the Star.
, CONSTANTINOPLE, Tan. 22.
plying with the requirements of the
- . . 4. T- ,
has granted amnesty to an Bulgarians ana iviaceaomans wno nave uecu
imprisoned in connection with disturbances during the past troubles.
.Associated Press Cable to the Star.
MOUND VILLE, Alabama, Jan.
here this morning destroying this town, killing 37 and injuring many
BREAKING ICE THREATENING.
.Associated Press Cable to the Star.
PITTSBURG, Jan. 22. The breaking ice is threatening the lower
portion of the city and vicinity. Great
lAssocla.ted Press. Cable to the Star.
CLEVELAND, Jan. 22. The ice gorge broke today, as the result
of the floating ice from higher up the river coming down upon it. Three
steamers were crashed against the bridge and damaged. Great damage
is being done throughout the State
THE WGHT FDR CHARLEY WILSON
CASE ALL MORNING WITHOUT REACHING A CON
CLUSION NO CHANGE
YET ANOTHER MEETING
The Republican Executive Commit
tee spent most of this morning In a
very lively discussion of the case of
Road Supervisor Charles Wilson. The
argument appeared to be quite warm
at times, and the voices of the mem
bers, In executive session, were heard
Iby those who were awaiting a decision.
'At eleven o'clock the meeting broke up
to come together again at 4 this after
noon, whfn it is expected that a de
cision will be reached.
upetlntendent of Pu'bHo Works Hol
loway has not taken any action in Wil
son's case yet. No commission has
been Issued for Sam Johnson and Wil
son's commission has not been revoked,
eo that the latter is still the road sup-
Hull, who was found guilty yester
day of selling liquor without a license,
was sentenced by Judge Robinson this
' morning to pay a fine of $100 and costs.
Hawaiian Trust Co., Ltd
923 Fort Street,
Telephone Main 184
The Ottoman Government, com
Powers for the reform of Macedonia
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22. A tornado passed through
damage will, it is feared, be done
of Ohio . by floods.
COMMITTEE DISCUSSES HIS
IN ROAD S UPERVISORSHIP
ervisor In a legal sense. Holloway
wants to wait and llnd out what the
party committee decides.
The main question discussed this
morning is as to whether the proxies
held by J. A. Gllman and W. H. Hoogs,
for Baldwin of Maul and McStocker of
Hawaii are proper under the rules. The
vote by which Wilson was refused an
endorsement was with both of them
voting. Under the rules, it is claim
ed such proxies are not allowable.
A. G. M. Robertson and T. McCants
Stewart, attorneys for Wilson, were at
the meeting when It began this morn
ing, ready to present arguments. The
committee, however, .vent into execu
tlve session and no outsiders were aV
lowed to remain in the room.
The Pacific Social Club will give
"Farmers' dance" in San Antonio hall
A bad cold can not be cured too quick
ly. For this purpose Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy is unequalled. For sale
by All Dealers. Benson Smith & Co,
agents for Hawaii.
Star want aas pay at once.
We are Moving
to our New
Fort Street, in
Lowers & Cooke
LAWYERS HAVE A
HOT TIME IN COURT
Objections were made In Judge Gear's
court this afternoon to A. S. Humph-
reys acting as adviser of A .H. Crooks
in the case of Brewster against Church
and some sharp personalities were ex-
changed as a result. During the trial
of the case Humphreys sat by Crook
nd objections, questions and argu-
ments which Crook ottered usually
came from Humphreys. Douthltt ob-
jected and stated that Crook ought to
handle his own case.
Both Crook and Humphreys were on
their feet Instantly with objections to
Douthltt's statemei ts. Crook declared
that he was conducting his own case,
while Humphreys said that the objec-
tier, was In keeping with an attorney
f "limited practice."
Douthltt reiterated that Crook's pro-
ceedlng were all at the promptings of
Prince David has received the follow-
ing letter from his brother, the Dele-
gate, concerning the latter's arrest in
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan 9, 1904.
My Dear Brother: I can imagine
what my friends' and your feelings are
with reference to my arrest, particular-
ly that I am the representative of the
people attending the Capitol In my of-
KUHIO S ACCOUNT OF IS ARREST
MARVELLOUS SIGHTS DESCRIBED BY AN OLD NATIVE
GUIDE GHOSTS BY THE SCORE, SOME OF THEM
HUNGRY AND SOME VERY THIRSTY WHEN TESTED
WITH SHAMSHU IN GLASSES.
Things have been doing In the crater friends, .among them was my son-In-
of Mokuaweoweo. ' Many things have
been "seen" up there. Pelellilll, the old-
est native guide to the summit crater
was the witness of numerous sights re-
cently. He escorted, a party of sclent-
Ists to the summit of the volcano last
month. He tells quite an exciting story
of what he saw. He was at the crater
on December 31. The following Is the
account of the sight inside the crater
on that day:
"I saw a carriage drawn by four
mules and two horses. I never saw such
large animals before. Also saw ten
men of all nationalities drawing a car-
riage on the floor of the crater. Also
saw a beautiful bay horse with a chain
around Its neck rawing around the
crater. I think It was a mad horse. It
was mad because Madame Pele had
been disturbed by the haoles while
"As darkness set In I saw over 1,000
akuas of all nationalities. The babies
came and sat in my lap, the old ones
walked around me and some were lying
down. They were playing all kinds of
Instruments except a drum. Besides
the people there were many animals.
Among the ghosts I saw many old
AN IMPORTANT .
A. B. WOOD SELLS HIS STOCK IN
HENRY WATERHOUSE TRUST
COMPANY TO R. W. SHINGLE.
An Important financial deal which
was really practically completed some
time ago, Is Just now coming to the
knowledge of those outside of the par
ties immediately interested. This Is the
purchase by Robert W Shingle of the
entire Interest of A. B. Wood in the
Henry Waterhouse Trust Company.
The closing out by Mr. Wood of his
Interest In the business which has been
such an active factor In building up, Is
part of the plans made necessary by his
health which has not been good for
some time. Some months ago he plan
ned with Mrs. Wood to go abroad for
a protracted stay for the benefit of his
health. Ho did not want any of the
anxieties of business to follow him, and
for this reuson determined to dispose
of his interest In the business.
The business was originally conduct,
ed under the name of Henry Water
house & Company, Mr. Wood being tho
partner. A year or so ago the business
was incorporated as The Henry Water
house Trust Company, with Mr. Wood
The details of the transaction are not
known, Mr Shingle declining to dlsouss
i the matter at all.
'Humphreys and said ho objected to
that manner of handling the case,
though he had not done so before,
Judge Gear said that counsel were
indulging In Improper and disparaging
Humphreys said that Douthltt spoke
a deliberate falsehood when he said
that he had not objected before. Crook
said that Humphreys was agent for
Brewtser and had a right to consult.
Judge Gear said the parties could meet
"on the grass" If they wanted after
four o'clock and then gave a ruling on
an objection, and the trial went on as
Douthltt called J. M. Rlggs and E.
L. Lewis as witnesses, but all their
proposed testimony was ruled out. An
offer to call Warren had the same re-
suit, and thp case closed.
flclal capacity, which any one should
uphold with honor and dignity. I will
explain the position I was in and leave
it to you to judge:
Morris and I went this evening to a
bowling alley and played, and from
there to a billiard suloon half a block
oway. Both of these places we usually
call in to amuse ourselves whenever
we are In town; that Is to say, the
law Kalua, George TImoteo, .and four
hapa-haoles who I used to know In
Hllo. They did not speak but bowed
and stuck out their tongues at me. The
moon was very bright and I could see
them the same as In the daylight,
"When I touched the babies in my
lap, some of them turned to stones and
the others to Ice and snow. All the
people seemed to be very hungry and
angry because I had brought no ofter-
ing. I was afraid and told them I was
sorry. One man continually held out
his hand begging, x told him I was
sorry and admitted I was wrong in
coming without something. Previously
1 had always thrown a little money or
some liquor Into the crater. This time
I had none, neither did the tourists.
"Among the children were two of the
most beautiful I have ever seen. They
were a boy and a girl. They placed
two glasses and a large flat rock. Be
tween the glasses were three circle
marks. The boy was decorated with
maile. He kept quiet and laid down
nearly all the time. I saw all this all
the time. I was In the crater.
"When all started for home new
year's day over 100 came with us, fol-
on page five.)
INSPECTOR KEEN COLLECTS FIG
URES SHOWING COST OF IM
PROVEMENT FOR SIX MONTHS.
Plumbing Inspector E. G. Keen has
been 'collecting figures during the past
six months to ascertain the cost of
building Improvements being made In
Honolulu, or construction of new
buildings. Keen has to Inspect all
such work as far as matters of sanlta
tlon are concerned. No figures have
been collected until six months ago
when the Inspector began to secure
them and ..e is keeping it up. The
statistics will be of interest for pur
poses of comparison.
The figures collected, which are for
about v buildings, are .as folldws: .
New buildings, July 1 to Jan 1. .$200,000
Repairs to old buildings... w... -6,000
These figures are for ,a comparatively
dull period and are believed 'to be con
slderably below what might be shown
during previous years.
' Cards have been received here an
nounclng that R. D. Silltman, formerly
of Honolulu, has opened law ofllces in
the Crocker building, San Francisco
The four Japanese who have been on heard the evidence I think I am."
trial before Judge Dole and a Jury for In discharging the Jury Judgo Dote
the past two days, pleaded guilty when said that the case was a very important
court opened this afternoon, and the one and that such cases should be
hearing of the case was stopped. 'A earnestly prosecuted. He remarked,
large amount of evidence had been in- that in view of the testimony that had
troduced and the prosecution was go- been given he did not blame the do
ing on when E. M. Watson, attorney fendants for deciding to plead guilty,
for the defendants stated thoy wished The four defendants are Yonlhara
to withdraw their pleas of not guilty Seklmoto, Yamakawa and Kanazawa.
and plead guilty. They were charged In the general ln-
"I didn't know I was guilty when I dlctment which names about 80 de-
flrst came here," said Kanazawa, one fendants as conspirators to violate a
of the defendants, "but now that I have federal statute.
Robert Louis Stevenson's
Account. Of Rev. Kekela
Robert Louis Stevenson In his volume visit from a Peruvian slaver, the boats
"In The South Seas, A Footnote to f al American whaler put into a bo
History," has the following regarding upon ,sland- ,?"ae
the Rev. James Kekela and his rescue
of the American from the cannibals.
During my stay at Tal-o-hae, the with his arms bound behind his back",
time of the yearly holiday came around was cast Into a house; and the chief
at the girl's school; and a whole fleet announced the capture to Kekela. And
of whale-boats came from Uapu to here I begin to follow the version of , i
take the daughters of that Island home. Kauwealoha; it is a good specimen of
On board of these was Kauwealoha, Kanaka English; and the reader Is to '
one of the prators, a line, rugged old conceive It delivered with violent em
gentleman, of that leonine typo so phasis and speaking pantomlne. '
common In Hawaii. He paid me a " i got 'Mellcan mate,' the chief he ' 5
visit in the Casco, and there entertain- say. 'What you go do 'Mellcan mate? ,
ed me with a tale of one of his col- Kekela he say. 'I go make fire, I go s's
leagues, Kekela, a missionary in the kill, I go rat him,' he say; 'you coma
. - nnnHl.nt I 1 fi TTl.tn T . II ... t I I IT L
pears that shortly after a kidnapping
(Continued on page 6.)
The case of James W. W. Brewster
ngalnst Fred J. Church was tit-gun this
morning before Judge Gear and a jury,
A. H. Crook appeared for the' plaintiff,
with A. S. Humphreys as advisory
counsel, and E. A. Douthltt for Church,
Brewster's suit is to recover $1,000
which he deposited as part of the price
of a half interest In the Honolulu
Photo Supply Company, with damages
for Church's alleged failure to sell the
Interest according to contract.
The plaintiff Introduced In evidence a
copy of the contract, which provided
for sale of Church's Interest for $6,000,
$1,000 to be paid down In cash and the
rest within ninety days. Brewster
took' the stand and testified to making
the agreement and paying $1,000 in
Brewster said that on September 9
he had tendered the rest of the money
to Church and the latter had refused
to accept it. In cross examination
Douthltt sought to show that Brewster
had negleated to live up to an agree-
ment to go Into the store and learn the
NEW HAWAIIAN HULAS.
"My Walklkl Mermuld" and "Hula o
Makee," 25 cents each, by A. R. Cunha,
are all the rage. Bergstrom Music Co.
NOTICE TO STOCKHOLDERS.
The notlct.- of stockholders In Incor
porated companies Is particularly di
rected to the following remarkable
statement of facts.
There Is one corporation In the isl
ands which has been doing business for
over ten years and which !s not affect
ed by either hard times or flush times;
ways received not only every dollar
paid in on their stock, but good and
substantial accumulated profits. It la
called tho Pioneer Building & Loan
Association of Hawaii, and has Just
moved Its office to No. 122 King street.
Star Want nds pay at once.
THE OLD RELIABLE
THERE IS ND SUBSTITUTE
ing their mate, a Dir. Whalon, In the
hands of the natives. The captive.
'Mellcan mate!' Kekela he say; 'whr
A BILLIARD TABLE 4
business .but the court would not al-
low such testimony. "Why should 1"
answered Brewtser when asked If he
had paid attention to' the business.
There was .a long wrangle between
counsel, during which Douthltt sud-
denly objected to Crook making argu-
ments, receiving suggestions from,
Humphreys and then making furthec
arguments. The court sustained tho
objection and Crook gavo a sarcastlQ
"Thank you, Mr. Douthltt."
Judge Gear several times stated that
Church's contract of sale was. an ab-
solute one, and that he had no rights
under it except to sell. Douthltt claim-
ed that it provided that Brewster
should forfeit his $1,000 if he failed to
make a partnership agreement with
Warren, owner of the other half of the
business, if such failure was on ac
count of negligence on the part o
Brewster. Gear ruled out such evl-
Brewster aomltted that he was not In
the country when the 90 days during;
which the agreement was to be carried:
on page five.)
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.velops -.2.25 thousand at A. B. Arlelgk
& Co.'s booksellers, 1156 Fort Street.
ANOTHER JANUARY SALE.
Shirt waists at almost half price and
silk waists greatly reduced for one
week only, beginning Monday, January
18. nt Sachs. All bona fide reductions.
This Store News
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