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TIIE HAWAIIAN SUAR, THURSDAY, SllPTtfMBBR 21, 100B. SBVBN. THE gANK of Hawaii LIMITED. Infcorporated Under the Laws of the Territory of Hawaii. PAID-UP CAPITAL J600.000.00 SURPLUS 300,000.00 UNDIVIDED PROFITS 4S.255.47 OFFICERS. Charles M Cooko President P. C. Jones Vice-President F. W. Maofarlane...2nd Vice-President C. H. Cooko Cashier C. Hustaco Jr Assistant Cashier F. B. Damon Assistant Cashier F. B. Damon Secretary DIRECTORS: Chas. M. Cooke, P. C. Jones ,F. W. Macfarlane, E. F. Bishop, E. D. Tcnney, J. A. McCandless, C. H. Atherton, C. H. Cooke. COMMERCIAL AND SAVINGS DE PARTMENTS. Strict attention given to all branches of Banking JUDD BUILDING. FORT STREET. Claus Spreckels. Win. Q. Irwin, iono.ulu, n. I, an Francisco Agents The Navada Nf tlonnl Bank of San Francisco. DRAW EXCHANGE ON SAN FRANCTSCO The Nevada Na tional Ba k of San Francisco. ' ONDON Union of London & Smith's Bank, Ltd. NEW YORK American Exchange Na tional Bank. CHICAGO Corn Exchange National Bank. PARIS Credit Lyonnals. BERLIN Dresdner Bank. HONGKONG' AND YOKOHAMA The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. NEW ZEALAND AND AUSTRALIA Bank of New Zei. n&, and Bank of Australasia. VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER Bank of British North America. TRANSACT A GEt'ERAL BANKING AND EXCHANGE BUSINESS. Deposits Received. Lorn tads nr Approved Security. Commercial and ravellers' Credits Issued. Bills of Ex change Bought and Sold. COLLECTION PROMPTLY AC COUNTED FOR. ESTABLISHED IN 1S58. BANKERS BANKING DEPARTMENT. Transact business In all departments of banking . Collections carefully attended to. Exchange bought and sold. .Commercial and Travelers' Letters of Credit issued on the Bank of California and N. M. Rothschilds & Sons, London. Correspondents for the American Express Company, and Thos- Cook & Son. Interest allowed on term and Savings Bark Deposits. TRUST DEPARTMENT. Act as Trustees, collect Rents and Dividends. ' Safety Deposit Vault. ACCOUNTANT DEPARTMENT, 928 Bethel street. Auditors and Trustees In Bankruptcy Books examined and reported on. INSURANCE DEPARTMENT, 924 Bethel Street. Agents for Fire, Marine, Life, Acci dent and Employers Liability Insur ance Companies. Hift SPECIE I A" Limited. ' ESTABLISHED 1880. Capital Subscribed Yen 24,000,000, Capital Paid Up 18,000,000 Reserve Fund 9.720.00Q HEAD OPKICE, YOKOHAMA? Bronchos: Honolulu, New York, San Francisco, London, Lyons, Bombay, Hongkong, Newchwang, Pekln, Shanghai, Tientsin, Kobe, Nagasaki, Tokio. The Backs' buys and receives for col lection Bills of Exchange, Issue Drafts and Letters of Credit, and transacts a genral banking business. Honolulu B'ranch 67 Kins: Street Sanitary Plumber :and Gas Pipe Work CHEE HOONKEE, Hetel Strait nenr Maunakea. , Hotel Street near Nuuanu. J ' Best 25-Cent Meal Served. T. OD4. MANAGER ClausSsrecms&Co MOP & , Cftiiii Rem WALTHAM STEM WALTHAM I jOTS All NJ& N NEW THE NEW YORK LIFE NOW. NEW YORK, September 21. President McCall of the New York Life Insurance Company testified yesterday that his legal representa tives disbursed a quarter of a million dollars for which he gave no ac counting whatever to the directors. The inference is that this sum was used to affect state legislation. . o ROOSEVELT TO ACT. OYSTER BAY, September 21. President Roosevelt, Secretary of State Root, Senator Lodge and former Ambassador to England Choate, have held a conference here, presumably to 'formulate a mes sage to Congress bearing on the Life Insurance scandals. o EXCHANGE OF WASHINGTON, September 21. tions will be held at the White House as a compliment to President Roosevelt. -o-- DAURIGNAC APPEALS. NEW YORK, September 21. Daurignac, the brother of Madame Humbert, has appealed to President of deportation ordered by the Immigration Department. . . o PROTEST AGAINST TREATY. TOKIO, September 21. A mass meeting held here has demanded that the cabinet break the peace orderly. o FUSION IN NEBRASKA. LINCOLN, Nebraska, September 21. A fusion state ticket has been effected by the Democrats and YELLOW FEVER INCREASING. ' NEW ORLEANS, September 21. The number of yellow fever cases is increasing. ! o PHILADELPHIA'S PHILADELPHIA, September has nominated a ticket which the SHIP ROANOKE IS Continued from page five.) urday night by the steamer Upolu, be longing to Levers Plantations, Limited, which has Just completed a three months' cruise among the Islands of the South Seas. News of the destruc tion of this flno vessel the largest wooden ship ever built was received by cable from our Now Caledonia cor respondent a fortnight ago, but tho j ship's company was not expected to reach Sydney untl the return of tho Messagerles Marltlmea Compnny s steamer Paclflque. it appears, how ever thut tho Upolu called In at Nou mea to replenish her coal bunkers and advantage of the cp o tunlty was taken by the captain, ofi- 1 rs and men of tho Roanoke, to reach Sydney earlier than was at flrst anticipated. Tho Upolu anchored for tho night In Watson's Boy but, upon being granted partiquo L ALL yesterday morning, berthed atthe com pany's wharf at Balmaln. "The Roanoke," said Captain J. A. Amsbury the master, "ufter 13 years splendid service, met her doom on Au gust 9 whllo loading chrome ore In Now Caledonia. Wo had arrived there In ballast from Sydney on July 1, after a good trip across of 10 days and wo safely navigated tho trencherous coast with Its hidden reefs of coral, and camo to a snug anchorage In Nehouo a sufo and protected harbor. Our anchorugo was about half a mile from tho shore, and aftor having discharged our ballast Into tho harbor we commenced loading for tho Continout. "Arrangements had been completed to take In 4C00 tons of ore, which was brought-out to tho Roanoko In lighters and hoisted on board by means of baskots hauled up by our stoum winch es. Wo had beon 40 duys at anchor when tljo fire broko out, and by that tlmo wo had loaded 30SS tons. Work had beon proceeding very, satisfactorily lndoed, we looked forward to an early departure. "It wus about 9 o'clock on tho night of tho 9th Instant," the captain, con tinuing his narrative said, "when the watchman of tho Roanoke gave tho nlurm of fire. It npponrod that In patrolling tho deck his attention was attracted by dense volumes of smoko Issuing from the fore hatchway. I was in bod at the tlmo, and Immediately rushed on dock In my pajamas, to find that tho statement of tho watchman was only too true. I ut onco called all hands we numbered 32 all told and also sought assistance from the American four-masted ship Susquo hana and tho Norwegian barque Ara bia, both of which hnpponed to bo In port at Nehouo at tho tlmo loading oro for Europe. "I located the soat of tho flro well watches WINDING, LEVER. WATCHES EXPRESS THE HIGHEST STAGE OF THE WATCHMAKER'S ART. TWELVE MILLION WALTHAM WATCHES NOW IN USE. ALL GUARANTEED BY AMERICAN WALTHAM WATCH COMPANY, WALTHAM, MASS., U.S.A. S BY CABLE RATIFICATIONS. The exchange of peace ratifica Roosevelt to reverse the ruling treaty or resign. The meeting was Populists. REFORM TICKET. 21. Mavor Weaver's city party Democrats have endorsed. forward, but could not discover whe ther It wns on tho upper or lower 'tween decks. The smoko at this time was so dense that It would have been 1 sacrificing human life to send men be , low. Orders were given to get up steam ut quickly as possible, so as to bring the steam pumping gear Into operation, and In tho meantime wo en- deavorer to quench the flames by means of buckets There were 60 of us engaged In light- lug tho (tames," Captain Ariubury went on to explain. "Tho whole of tho. crew of tho Roanoke worked hard to save their vessel while too much praise cannot bo given to the officers and men of tho Susquehanna, and Arabia, for their almost superhuman efforts to gain mastery over the outbreak. We cut a hole In tho main deck, and the CO men wore employed In pouring buckets' of water Into tho tween decks. "Aftor an Interval of about 26 minutes utes stenm was up, and we got tho pumps to work. A lino of hose was attached and great volumes of water were conducted below. By this tlmo the lire had gulncd such n hold that the engineer wus unable to remain In tho engine room for more than a few min utes at a tlmo indeed It was with dif ficulty that ho succeded In keeping his boilers supplied with water. "Many attempts were made, not only by our men ,but also by the men of tho other ships In port to gain access to tho seat of tho fire, but It was Im possible. The smoko was suffocating, and time after tlmo tho men wero drlvon back. Tho chief officer of tho Susquehanna mid some of tho men wcise overcome by the fumes, nnd we're enr rled In nn unconscious condition Into tho pure atmosphere, where they soon revived. "Matters having now assumed a very serious aspect, a consultation was hur riedly arranged to determine the best courao to be pursued. I sought tho ndvlco of Captain Watts the master of the Susquehanna, of Captain Johnson, tho masted of the barque Arabia and of my chief officer Mr. Elwell. A strong southeast wind was blowing nt tho time, nnd we found thut wo could not swing the ship round. The steam pumps were kept In operation at tho greatest speed, and at one tlmo wo thought that complete control of tho lire hnd been gained. "Soon afterwards however tho llamos burst out afresh, and spread so rapid ly that tho engineer wns driven out of the englno room. The Roanoke was provided with the Clayton flre-extln-gulshlng apparatus, but we could not use u, ior me reason m i we were un- uulu iu ,mi u,. l.iu imiuiiw y , ...uu was necessary to smother the flames. hatchways to load the ore. and It was Imposslblo to remove them. "At 1 o'clock on the morning of the 10th Inst all hope of saving tho Roanoke had been abandoned. Sho hud then been on flro for four hours, nnd tho flames wero now leaping through the fore-hatchway. Tho fire below roared like a furnace, und wc could hear tho crackling of tho timbers as they wero being devoured by tho flames. All hnndB wqre now driven completely away from tho fore part of the ship by the In tense heat and dense smoke. "The order to nbandon the vessel was given by me at 2 o'clock on the morn ing of the 10th Instant. We saved most of our personal effects and tho chip's papers and then the threo boats were lowered. Moro boats came alongside from the other vessels In port, and we were soon afterwards on board tho Susquehanna. Viewing the burning vessel .from the decks of the Susque halmnrwe observed that fit 2:30 a. nl. sho was well alight from stem to stern. "Then the musts began to go. Strange ly enough the flrst mast to go over tho side was tho mainmast a steel mast. Then followed the foremaBt, around which the fire had first been raging. This was a new mast lltted at Mel bourne during our recent visit to that port. Next the mlzzenmast went over tho side, nnd the Jigger soon followed. "During the morning we steamed round tho burning ship In a launch, but tho heat was so Intense that we could not approach her nearer than 100 feet. ASSOCIATED WORK OF THE CHARITIES (Continued from page six.) mav bring home as to the number the right sort of pride in their housekeeping and personal appearance, and a kindly desire to heln those worse off than themselves. Many have united with a church, and now have an interest in three homes church, school and domestic. How infinitely better than the narrow, environment of only the one little place that shelters them. Friendly; visiting among the poor is a blessed work in more ways than one. Try; it. Select a family needing counsel and sympathy. Viit, advise, en courage, aid and discipline, be patient, wise and kind, and watch the' development of the family, and mark its effect upon yourself. It's a' wholesome work. It navs. There have been seventy new applications this year and one hun dred seventy-one recurrent cases, making a total of two hundred forty- one applications and representing Relief has been given at the office 880 times and 520 meals have been furnished. There have been 1204 calls at the office. In making your annual donations to the various charitable organi zations to which you belong, please remember that there was never greater need here than now with so many helpless women and children. And that the figures given in this report do not include those hereto fore reported, and who arc receiving a regular allowance from the so cieties, who care for them. These but add to the number. Addresses were made by Judge Dole, Governor Carter, Bishop Rcstarick, Father James and Judge Whitney. At noon the Roanoke, having been on lire for 15 hours, wns burnt to the wa ter's edge, and she then sank In nbout seven fathoms of water. All that Is now visible at low water Is a part of her stem. "Wo remained on the Susquehanna for live days and then Joined a small French steamer, which convoyed us to Noumea, whore, as you know, wo em barked on tho Upolu." Questioned as to the origin of the fire Captain Amsbury said that It was en shrouded In mystery. There were, ho said, 25 tons of Newcastle coal stacked to a height of 7 feet In tho coal lockers In tho 'tween decks. It had been there for 55 days when tho outbreak occurred nnd u wnfJ posslblo that tho flr0 wna i duo to spontaneous combustion. An other theory which has been advanced was that tho men who had been load- ing the vessel had been smoking below. He hnd tho fullest confidence In his own crow and did not suspect any ono of them. Resin und varnish wero stored In the forepeak and with the coal, help ed to feed the flames. Captain J. A. Amsbury has been for 29 years in command of sailing vessels tho P. J. Cnrleton, nn American barquo of 1000 tons from the year 187C ,to 1887, tho American ship William H. Macy of 2100 (onS( from lg87 t0 lg9g am, tne Roanoke from 1898 to tho tlmo of her destruction. This Is not the flrst ex perience which Captain Amsbury has had of ships' fires. In tho year 1902 when on the way from Virginia with a cargo of coal con signed to San Francisco ,a serious out break of fire, duo to spontaneous com bustion, occurred on tho Roanoke while on tho high seas. Captain Amsbury at once steered a course for the nearest port .and tho ship sailed for 2100 miles with her cargo on fire, reaching Hono lulu safely 14 days after tho outbreak was discovered. During thut fort night water at a temperature of 09 degrees wus constantly pumped Into the holds by means of steam pumps, nnd pumped out again by means of a windmill nt a temperature of 93 degrees 6 feet of water remaining In the hold throughout. Vnnt ads In the Star bring quick !" ji .101 Ramp aa.im soilll oa.nix 'stum Fine Job Printing. Star Office. 0 days he can go to school. I sec! seven hundred and twenty people. Chief Justice Freur has decided tho Koolau Mallo vs. J. O. Carter matter In tho Supreme court at Chambers by dismissing tho Injunction Issued to stop Judge Lindsay from further honrlng tho foreclosure suit. Tho suit In fore closure was begun nbout thrco years ago by J. O. Carter et al, but It has been held up by an injunction suit un til recently. Lindsay dissolved the in junction and then Judge Highfon got another ono from the Supremo Court, stoplng further hearing of the fore closure pending an appeal from Lind say. McClanahan at onco filed a mo tion to dissolve tho new Injunction nnd both cases were heard together by Frear yesterday. The Injunction as asked for to stop tho trial was refused the temporary Injunction was dissolv ed nnd the matter Is now onco moro ready for trial. NEW STEAMER SCHEDULE. The following schedule of American Hawaiian steamships goes Into effect shortly. The Alaskan will sail, from Now York for Honolulu on October 3, and the Texan In November. Tho Ne vndan will sail from San Francisco for Honolulu direct on October 7 nnd the Nebrusknn October 28. From Honolulu to San Francisco tho Nebraskan will next sail on September 2C and the Nc vndan on October 17. From Seattle and Tacoma via San Francisco for Honolulu the Nebraskan will sail on October 15 and the Nevndnn on November 5. WE'VE HOT FRANCE BEATEN. The Panama canal has a flno motto and a splendid coat-of-nrms. Franco never got as far as that. CUTS, BRUISES AND BURNS QUICKLY HEALED. Chamberlnln's Pain Balm Is nn an tiseptic l'nlmont nnd when applied to outs, bruises nnd burns, causes them to heal without maturation and much moro quickly than by the usyal treat ment. It allays tho pain of a burn or scald almost Instantly. Unless the Injury Is very severe it does not leave 1 scar. For sale by all dealers, Ben son Smith & Co., agents for Hawaii. INJUNCTION PAU 'Hi i t i i ,i 'I Fine Job Printing, Star Office.