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THE NEW FLAGSHIP ANCHORED
The Trip from Callao Made in
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After a pleaeant and uneventful
passage of eighteen days from
Callao, Peru, the U. S. S. Philadelphia
cast anchor in Honolulu
harbor shortly after 5 o'clock "Wednesday
fast time was made, the vessel
averaging a speed of 12 knots per
hour throughout the voyage of 5200
TJ. S. S. PHILADELPHIA.
miles. She left Callao on August
126th at G:15 p.m., and the appended
memoranda, kindly furnished
by Captain Barker, will
show the number of miles covered
August 27th, 18S miles; 28th, 28S ;
J.!9tb, 2S0; 30th, 275; 31st, 292; September
1st, 2S9; 2d, 301; 3d, 330; 4th,
320, oth, 285; 6th, 258; 7th, 24G; Stb,
2S2; 9th, 284; 10th, 291; 11th, 278;
12th, 320; 13th, 393; covering a distance
of 5200 miles, and arrived at
Honolulu September 13th at 4:30 p.m.
She carries a crew of 380 officers
and men, her list of officers being:
Captain A. S. Barker, commanding.
Lieutenant - Commander L. C.
Logan, executive oflicer.
Lieutenant W. M. Wood, navigator.
Lieutenant Samuel Seabury.
Lieutenant Alex. Sharp, Jr.
Lieutenant (Jr. Gr.) P. J.
Lieutenant (Jr. Gr.) W. S. Sims.
Ensign C. M. Inepper.
Ensign Phillip Williams.
Ensign H. J. Ziegemeier.
Ensign L. A. Bostwick.
Xaval Cadet J. A. Perry.
Naval Cadet D. M. Berry.
Naval Cadet J. S. Doddridge.
Naval Cadet P. N. Olmsted.
Naval Cadet F. P. Upham.
Naval Cadet A. A. McKethan.
Naval Cadet(Eng. Div.) F. D. W.
Passed Asst. Surgeon It. P.
Passed Asst. Surgeon E. S. Bogert,
Assistant Surgeon M. S. Guest.
Paymaster C. E. Hendee.
Chief Engineer Isaac It. Mc-Narry.
Passed Abst. Engineer W. N.
Assistant Engineer F. H. Couaut.
Assistant Engineer U. T. Holmes.
First Lieut, of Marines T. C.
Acting Gunner H. A. Eilers.
Carpenter F. S. Sbeppard.
Pay Clerk Theo. W. Arms.
Three hundred and eighty men.
As the vessel was off the harbor
a salute of twenty-one guns was
fired to the Hawaiian flag, followed
by a salute of thirteen to Admiral
Skerrett. The Boston responded
with a return salute of thirteen
guns, and when the Philadelphia
got inside a government shore battery
salute of guns was
A large crowd had gathered
along the water front to see the
Philadelphia, and when the big
protected cruiser came steaming
into the harbor she was saluted by
the different vessels tied to the
wharves and anchored in the
Captain Barker reported having
sighted the Australia at about 3 :30
yesterday. She was signaled and
Following is a description of the
The Philadelphia is classed as a protected
cruiser. Length, 335 feet; beam,
4S feet, G inches; mean draught, 20
feeti inches; and displacement tonnage,
5200; and was built for the government
by Wm. Cramp & Sons, of
Philadelphia, and launched September
7, 18S9. Cost, without armament,
was $1,350,000. Built of milled steel,
the plating f inch thick, the protective
deck 2J inches to 4 inches thick, and
the coiining tower 3 inches thick. The
motive power is steam. Has twin
screws with horizontal triple expansion
engines, capable of developing
over 10,000 horse power, and driving
the vessel at the rate of 19.GS knots an
hour or about 22.5 miles.
The main battery consists of four
6-inch breech-loading rifled guns
mounted on the forecastle and poop
decks, and eight 6-inch breech-loading
rifled guns mounted in broadside on
the spar-deck. The weight of fire from
these guns ahead and astern is 400
pounds. The same abeam or in broadside
is GOO pounds.
The secondary battery consists of
two 1 pounders, four 3 pounders, and
four 6 pounders, rapid-fire guns, three
37m Hotchkiss revolving cannon and
four Gatling guns, mounted on the
rail, also 5 torpedo tubes for use of
The complement consists of about
3S0 officers and men.
The Philadelphia is fitted with electric
lights throughout, four powerful
search lights, and 93 water-tight compartments,
and has 40 distinct and
separate engines for various purposes.
The ventilation is perfected by two
blower engines, the pipes for which
reach every room and compartment.
The vessel carries 1 steam lauuch, 1
steam whale boat, 1 barge, 1 gig, 2
dinghys, 3 cutters, 2 whale boats, and
1 sading launch.
Has double bottom 5 feet deep extending
full length of machinery space
and magazines. Coaling capacity,
Coal consumed 300 tons (forced draft)
20 knots; coal consumed 165 tons (all
boners) lb Knots; coal consumed 30
tous 10 knots.
The Philadelphia left New York
on June 20th, and on arriving here
completed a voyage of 15,000 miles
without an accident of any kind.
At Piio 820 tons of coal was taken,
and at Callao 830 tons. Of this
amount she has remaining on
board some 300 tons. An average
of forty tons per day was consumed
in making the trip. At
Callao the engines of the Philadelphia
were overhauled. After
leaving that place the vessel came
through direct to Honolulu with
the exception of two hours spent in
Captain Barker reports everything
quiet on the Peruvian coast,
no war vessels being seen at Callao.
Good health was enjoyed by
all on board the Philadelphia
since leaving New York.
Captain Barker made an official
call upon Admiral Skerrett at the
Hawaiian hotel early last evening.
This is Captain Barker's second
visit to Honolulu, being Btationed
here some twenty-seven years ago
in the flagship Lancaster under
Admiral Pierson, which was during
tho reign of Kamehameha V. He
has an extended acquaintance
Logan has also been
in this city before, being engaged
on the Ossippee in 18G9. A number
of the Philadelphia's lieutenants,
cadets, engineers, etc., are
known to Honolulu people. Passed
Assistant-Surgeon E. S. Bogart, Jr.,
will be transferred from the Philadelphia
and assigned to duty on
The Philadelphia carries a band
numbering fifteen members, the
leader of which, it is said, will be
transferred to the Boston.
Admiral Skerrett will probably
transfer his flag to the Philadelphia
some time during this or early next
week. The Boston will hardly be
able to leave for San Francisco
until next week.
DEATH OF D. J3T. NAH1NU.
A Prominent Hawaiian of Roo-
kena Passes Away.
News came by Friday's
of the death of D. H. Nahinu,
of Hookena, Hawaii, which took
place at Hookena, last Wednesday
morning, September 13. The following
is an abstract from a letter
from Mr. G. W. Waiau to Mr. J. U.
Kawainui, of the Kuokoa : D. H.
Nahinu died at his home at Hookena
on the 13th inst. of fever, contracted
from constant exposure to
wind and cold. He was laid up
with the fever for two weeks, Dr.
Lindley attending him. Mr. Nahinu
was born at Hookena in 1828,
and was G5 years old at the time of
He graduated from Lahainaluna
seminary about 1S4S or '49 ; among
his classmates being the late Rev.
M. Kuaea, Rev. J. Kekela, Rev.
Nuuhiwa and other Hawaiian
During a public life of nearly
forty years, he has held different
government offices, viz.: School
teacher, district judge, postmaster,
tax assessor and collector, deputy
sheriff, member of the privy council
and a member of the legislature
for several terms. He was chairman
of the Kona road board at the
time of his death. He was also a
member of the Hawaiian bar. being
one of its oldest members.
The late Mr. Nahinu always
took great interest in church matters,
and his monthly contributions
to his church ranged from $5 to
$10 for many years back. His
large real estate" is said to be almost
entirely free from mortgage, a
fact which made him independent
throughout his life.
His funeral took place laEt
Thursday, and was largely at
A large crayon picture of Presi
dent Dole adoms the walls in
the council chamber.
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HAWAIIAN" GAZETTE, TUESDAY, SEPTE1LBER 19, 1893. U
A .Notorious and Jealous Le&er
Murders His Wife.
AND IS IN TORN KILLED WHILE
Government Troops Ordered to
At an early hour Friday morning
a telephone message was received
at the police station from Deputy-Sheriff
Wond at Pearl City stating
that a murder had been committed
near there, and that the murderer
was barricaded in his house and refused
to surrender, and asking that
assistance be sent to effect his capture.
Deputy-Marshal Brown and Captain
Parker with five ofllcers, armed with
Winchester rifles, responded to the
call and left for the scene of the murder
by the 8:45 train Thursday morning.
After arriving at Pearl City, it took
but a short time to ascertain the particulars
regarding the tragedy. It
seems that a notorious and desperate
leper, known as Aikualani, had a
place of residence a short distance
from the Pearl City station, though he
had been compelled for some time to
make his home in the mountains for
fear of being arrested and taken to
Sometime duriug Thursday night
the bandit leper came to his house,
where his wife and three children resi
ded, and for some cause shot his wife
Niau in the head with a rifle inflcting
almost instant death. Tho shooting
is supposed to have taken place Friday
morning at about 5 o'clock.
Shortly after committing the fiendish
act, a grown up son of the murderer
was despatched to Honolulu to procure
a coffin for his dead mother.
Kaahauui, the father of the dead
woman, soon heard of tho tragedy and
went to the house, but was not allowed
to enter, and was fired at by
Aikualani. He escaped injury, how
ever, and proceeded to Deputy-Sheriff
Wonn, wno teiepuoneu tue news into
After the arrival of Deputy-Marshal
Brown and posse at the railway station
at Pearl City, a programme was
decided on, and the party repaired to
a house close by the one containing
the murderer. The ofllcers were assigned
to certain places, all of which,
commanded a view of the leper's
Proceeding closer toward the house,
two small children a boy and girl-were
noticed sitting on the porch.
The ofllcers beckoned to them, and
thev came out. A note written in
native by Captain Parker calling upon
the leper to surrender was sent in to
him by the boy. He returned to the
ofllcers with the information that his
father refused to surrender, and said
he wanted to kill those three d d
policemen out there bef6re he died.
The boy was sent back with another
message, but the father pushed him
out of the front door, ordered him to
get away and closed the door. As
soon as the boy had got out of harm's
way, the ambushed ofllcers opened
fire on the house in which the leper
By crawling through a rice field and
some brush, Deputy-Marshal Brown
aud Captain Parker, with one oflicer,
managed to get within a short distance
of the house. While these maneuvers
were being made the remaining
ofllcers kept up afusilade upon
The leper up to this time had not
fired a single shot. Deputy-Marshal
Brown, thinking perhaps the man had
been killed, called to Captain Parker,
and together they came out of their
hiding places and up to within a ievr
feet of the house. Hearing a noise in
the front portion of the house, Messrs.
Brown and Parker took to shelter as
fast as possible and behind some trees
near the house. No sooner had they
done so than the leper fired two shots
through the back kitchen window at
Mr. Brown. Both the bullets were
afterwards found imbedded in the
tree. This shooting by the leper gave
the other officers an opportunity of
learning his whereabouts, and a heavy
fire was concentrated at that point.
Not desiring to run any unnecessary
risk, Deputy-Marshal Brown determined
to return to the station and
telephone for some of the government
forces. Iu order to get away in safety
he instructed Captain Parker to keep
up a fusilade in order not to attract
attention toward his departure.
Shortly after Mr. Brown left, Captain
Parker followed, in order to acquaint
Mr. Brown that more ammu
uition was needed.
Returning to the scene of the shooting,
Deputy-Marshal Brown came
upon a brother of the leper, who
agreed to go to the house and make
investigation. He went up close to
the bouse and called out, but received
no reply. A knock on the door
brought no response, and he opened
the door and saw the leper lying dead
across the body of his wife, both being
in the room in the rear, used as a
An examination of the dead body of
the leper showed a wound in the right
temple, and a portion of the skull
at the back of the head being shot
away. The left ankle had been shattered
by a bullet, and presented a
crushed and mutilated appearance.
The house was riddled with shots
from every side, the interior being
strewn with splinters. The walls and
floor of the kitchen, where the two
dead bodies were found, was covered
The dead body of the leper and his
murdered wife were laid out in the
front room and covered with a cloth.
On the walls in the front room some
native words were written with chalk.
The following is a copy of them:
Ua make o Niau w mamoli o ko
k a me Niau w powa i keia po.
A hiki i keia wanaao a pakele oia.
Jnly 9 1S54. James A. Kekua.
Ua ki au i ka ponei no ko laua manao
iuo; kokua ia e Kaona a me
Aole au e hanainoina aole epowa laua
ia'u, ua ubakai i kuu pu.
I killed Niau wj because Kaonaona k
and Niau lw conspired murder tonight.
Up to tilts morning he is safe.
Mv love to you all.
July 9, 1834. James A. Kekua.
I shot last night because they wished
evil. Kaona and Kauhaiane w interfered.
I would not have committed wrong if
they had not attempted to murder me,
they broke my rifle.
An examination of the inside of tho
dead leper's house resulted in the
finding of an old fashioned Henry
rifle with the stock missing which is
thought to have been shot off during
the fight two old shot guns, with
loading accoutrements, and a box of
rifle cartridges. Eight cartridges
were found in the magazine of
the rifle used by the dead man. These
were taken possession of by the police
and brought to this city.
A large crowd of natives gathered
on the hills near the scene of the
shooting, and were interested and
eager witnesses of the battle.
A coroner's jury composed of natives
was empanelled, and an inquest was
in progress until late yesterday afternoon,
when an adjournment was made
until this morning. The only evidence
taken so far is that of the
twelve-year old boy who carried the
note from the ofllcers to his father,
and two native men. The boy testified
that his father accused his mother
of being intimate with two natives
and asked her for their names. This
charge was denied by his mother. A
quarrel resulted, which ended in his
father shooting his mother in the
head. Death was not instantaneous.
Before she expired she gave her husband
the names of the two natives
with whom she admitted being intimate.
As soon as these were furnished
his father wrote on the wall with a
piece of chalk. The two natives
whose names were given by the dying
woman denied having anything to
do with the woman in any way. Deputy-Marshal
Brown and Captain Parker
will go down to Pearl City this
morning to give evidence in the case.
Later A telephone message was
received from Deputy-Marshal Brown
at Pearl City about 1 o'clock yesterday
afternoon, to the effect that
Aikualani was using his ammunition
freely, and he deemed It expedient
that more ofllcers be sent In order
that the leper might be captured before
A consultation between Attorney-General
Smith and Acting-President
Hatch resulted iu an order being
issued by Col. Soper for a force of
twenty men from Co. A, under command
of Captain Zeigler. These were
despatched to Pearl City by the 1 :45
o'clock train, accompauicd by Attorney-General
Smith, Major G. C.
Potter, J. F. Brown, of the government
survey department, and representatives
of the Star and Advertiser.
the same one used on the Kalalau
expedition was taken along, under
command of Sergeant -Major
Pratt. The regulars carried
fifty rounds of ammunition and
twenty shells for the howitzer were
carried. Just as the train reached
Pearl City a courier arrived bringing
information of the death of the leper.
The military spent tho intervening
hour and half on the platform of the
station All the ofllcers of the government
and the two press representatives
left immediately after the arrival
of the train for the scene of
A nnmber of theories have been ad
vanced as showing a motive for the
murder of the woman, one of which is
jealousy. Another that she was
thougnt to nave lurnisueu evidence as
to their whereabouts to the ofllcers.
Conversation had with several persons
residing in the neighborhood brings
out the information that the dead
woman did not bear a good reputation,
and that the sudden ending of
both her and her leper husband is a
fitting close to their earthly career.
Aikualani, the dead leper, has been
known as a leper for some years, and
was considered a dangerous man and
a good shot with a rifle.
The house was a small, two-roomed
hovel of an affair, erected upon piles.
The interior was but scantily fur
nished, and as a whole presented a(
very dilapadated appearance, especially
after the shooting.
The dead man was a leper of a pronounced
stamp. All the fingers
on the right hahd, except the
first, had been eaten off by leprosy,
and his feet were swollen and in a
condition. The 12-year old
oyof the deceased is said to be a
Had Aikualani so desired, he might
have escaped, as there was no guard
around the house for some time before
the arrival of Deputy-Marshal
Brown and party. Once out of the
house and up the gulcb it would have
been next to an impossibility to have
effected his capture.
Aikualani i3 the same leper who
threatened to shoot Mr. Lincoln Mc-Candless
four years ago if he gave information
to the officers as to his condition
At one stage of the shooting, Deputy-Marshal
Brown came near being
struck by a shot fired by Aikualani.
This was at the time of bis firing from
the kitchen window.
It is to be hoped that the shooting
of Aikualani will have a salutary
effect on those who think they can
evade the law or its consequences.
Matters Brought Before It Yesterday.
The planters' labor and supply
company held a meeting Tuesday.
Mr. J. B. Atherton furnished the
following letter in reply to the application
of Professor Koebele :
Hoxoujuj, H. I., Sept. 12, 1S93.
JosEni Marsdex, Esq., Commissioner
and Secretary of Bureau
of Agriculture and Forestry.
Sir: At a meeting of the planters'
labor and supply company
held to-day, the following resolution
in regard to securing the services
of Professor Koebele was
unanimously adopted :
"That the planters' labor and
supply company will be responsible
for one-half of Professor
salary and expenses on condition
that the government assume
the other half, it being understood
that said salary and expenses shall
not exceed five thousand ($5000)
dollars per annum, and not to extend
for a longer period than three
I am, sir, yours very truly,
J. B. Atherton,
Acting Secretary P. L. & S. Co."
It is understood the government
has agreed to the proposition for
the period of one year, and has
ordered the necessary sum set
aside from the appropriation for
agriculture and forestry to cover
Certan matters concerning immigration
and labor were brought
up and discussed, and a communication
was indited to the minister
of interior, which will he
acted upon in the near future in
TO BE OVERHAULED.
The Boston Will Leave for Mare
Island Next Week.
The U. S. S. Boston is expected
to leave for San Francisco and Mare
island, to go into the dry dock, in
about a week or ten days. Upon
enquiry, the story published in the
S. F. Call regarding the condition
of the Boston's hull proves to be
entirely unfounded. Since the
last cleaning the hull of the vessel
has been covered with a brittle
coral growth of an inch or
more, but thiB is now being removed
preparatory to departure,
and an examination shows that the
hull is intact, and that the most
damage that has accrued has been
the removal of the chemical paint
in patches. It is understood that
the Boston will make about 10
knots on the journey home, and
that as soon as she arrives at Mare
Island her machinery will receive
a thorough overhauling. She will
take about 75 tons of coal on deck,
and will make the average time
Glee Club Concert.
A concert will be given by the
Honolulu Glee Club in aid of the
Y. M. C. A. library, in the association
hall on Saturday, September
23d, at 7 :30 o'clock. The following
programme will be rendered :
Part Song "Maiden of the Fleur
de Lys," -Sydenham
Song "Only in Dreams,"... DeKoven
Mr. F. M. Wakefield.
Instrumental Trio Intermezzo
from "Cavalleria Rustlcana,"
(Violin, Organ and Piano.)
Messrs. Rosen, Taylor and Wakefield.
Part Song "You Stole My Love,"
Song "Love Me Sweet With all
Thou Art," White
Mrs. E. D. Tenney.
"A Message," Thompson
Miss Clara Glade.
Part Song-" Where Wavelets Ripple
Song "Love's Sorrow, ".. Shelley
Mr. C. Booth.
Part Song-"Song of the Triton,"
Comparative Valae of Foods.
A recent analysis of various foods
places rice markedly in the lead.
The per cent, of nutritive matter in
a pound of it and other articles is
as follows :
Beef, fat. 4G.03
Beef, lean 26.83
Potatoes, baked 23.24
Potatoes, boiled 15.17
Its nutritive qualities differ from
most of the other foods in the comparison,
as it is essentially a heat-producing,
fattening food. Lean
beef contains about 21 per cent, of
albuminoids, which produce bone,
muscle and blood, and less than
one-half of 1 per cent, of the heat-producing
carbonhydrates. Of the
former, rice contains only 6.73 per
cent., but 74.48 per cent, of the
latter. It i3 thus seen that these
two food products, lean beef and
boiled or steamed rice, admirably
supplement each other. N. Y.
A Kamaaina Says the Word ia
Mr. Editor : Ia it not time to
correct the erroneous translation
"house of everlasting fire," for the
well known Halemaumau, even at
the risk of spoiling any fancied
romance there may be in the translation
To begin with, the word is not
the pronunciation of which
is clear enough to those who are
acquainted with the language, bat
as an aid to the uninitiated the
spelling may be anglicized thus :
; the literal
translation being not "house fern,"
as stated by a critic some years
ago, when he was trying to correct
some erroneous translation of Hawaiian
words, but house (of) fern,
or, correctly "fern house."
The name is supposed to have
originated from the original house
or hut that existed there, having
been thatched with fern.
If any one disputes this theory
of the origin and meaning of the
word which is believed by tho
writer to be fact rather than theory
a lover of correct rather than
fanciful translations, will be glad
to hear from him through the columns
of your paper.
There has been too much of a
tendency to carelessly adopt and
perpetuate false translations of
Hawaiian words, and some of the
attempts that have been made to
give the pronunciation of these
words in anglicized orthography
have exhibited a want of proper
acquaintance with the phonetics of
Kohala, Hawaii, Sept. 10, 1893.
Here's a State of Things.
Henry Labouchere gives this as
the authorized dictionary of discontent
What is creation? A failure.
What is life? A bore.
What is man? A fraud.
What is woman? Both a fraud
and a bore.
What is beauty? A deception.
What is love? A disease.
What is marriage? A mistake.
What is a wife7 A trial.
What is a child? A nuisance.
What is the devil? A fable.
What is good? Hypocricy.
What ia evil? Detection.
What is wisdom? Selfishness.
What is happiness? A delusion.
What is friendship? Humbug.
What is generosity? Imbecility.
What is money? Everything.
What is everything? Nothing.
Were we, perhaps, not happier
when we were monkeys?
The Names of Nails.
The origin of the terms "sixpenny,"
"ten-penny," etc., aa applied
to nails, though not commonly
known, ia involved in no
mystery whatever. Nails havo
been made a certain number of
pounds to the thousand for many
years, and are still reckoned in
that way in England, a ten-penny
being a thousand nails to ten
pounds, a six-penny a thousand to
six pounds, a twenty-penny weighing
twenty pounds to the thousand ;
and in ordering buyers call for the
three-pound, six-pound or ten-pound
variety, etc., until by the
Englishman's abbreviation of
"pun" for "pound,"the abbreviation
has been made to stand for penny,
instead of pound, as originally intended.
Gold in Graveyards.
A statement prepared by the
mint bureau, treasury department,
shows that the production of gold
and silver since 1792 up to 1892 aggregated
$10,738,869,000, of which
$5,633,908,000 was gold and $5,-104,965,000
was silver. Of the gold
produced $3,582,605,000 has been
coined as money and the balance
has been used in the art3. Of the
silver produced $4,0-12,700,000 has
been coined as money and the balance
used in the arts. Of the gold
used in the arts it is stated, unofficially,
that moat of it is now in
graveyards, as the practice of dentistry
absorbs a large proportion of
the gold used in the arts.
The Lost Word.
Sheriff Would yon like to say
anything before I give the word
for your execution? Condemned
If yon please, sir, I should like to
suggest a remedy for the present
financial stringency. Sheriff Let
'er eo, Mr. Electrician. Detroit