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The Hawaiian gazette. [volume] (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, January 11, 1907, Image 2

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Stranger almost than the "Manuscript found in a Copper Cylinder"
is the copy of a map which came across seas to Honolulu from
a Buddhist Temple in the mountains of central Japan. It is a map
of the world made 1000 years ago. Dr. Kobayashi, the well-known
Japanese physician and surgeon of Honolulu, has received a copy
of the map, which he believes to have been made by Chinese priests
ten centuries ago.
The map is drawn on the principle of the Mcrcator Projection
showing the North Pole as the center of a circle in which arc the
continents of North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and
"The map was found by my brother in a Japanese temple in
the mountains of Japan," said Dr. Kobayashi. "It has been hidden
from the Japanese government 111 modern times just as it was in
ancient tunes, for in olden days such a map would have been destroyed
by tlic authorities. According to a letter the original map
was brought from China by a Buddhist priest and concealed in this
"Ten years ago my brother was a consumptive. Although I
was a physician he did not wish to be treated with medicines. lie
decided to go into the mountains and attempt a cure by himself.
For ten years he has remained there and used his will power to effect
a cure. Today he is a well man. During his stay there he found
this map. lie evolved from it a theory of the flatness of the earth,
despite all modern facts showing it to be a sphere. This theory has
been his one aim in life. He is an artist and in order to demonstrate
his theory he made beautiful drawings, picturesque and attractive
to the eye, in which mechanical, astronomical and engineering
William Jlcnry obtained n directed
verdict against A. M. Drown for $1021.-CC
beforo Judgo Do Bolt yesterday.
Mngoon & Lightfoot npponrcd for
plaintiff, and Ceo. 1). Gear and Geo. A.
Davis for defendant. A motion by defendant
for a nonsuit had been denied.
Exceptions were noted to this denial
as well as to tho granting of tho motion
for directed verdict, also to tho
court's receiving of tho verdict when
a juror had figured up the interest on
tho iioto in question beforo a foreman
r was nppoiuieu 10 present iuo voruici,
IK4. Tho suit was based on n note for
$1000, with interest at 10 per cent, per
annum until paid, made- October III,
A special venire had to bo summoned
beforo a jury was obtained,
which consisted of 3!. W. Podmore, W.
M. Graham, It. G. Dillingham, M. F.
Cunningham, Chas. It. Hoc, Jules M.
Levy, Jonathan Suaw, Thco. Wolff,
David Hurst, J. Ii. Davis, A. V.
and John T. Cribble.
Verdict and judgment for plaintiff
for 35, tho amount claimed, was given
in Judgo Do Dolt's court in tho suit
of David L. Peterson v. Clias. It.
According to tho lease tho tenant was
to keep tho premises ia good condition,
hut ho tried to put upon tho landlord
tho extraordinary expense of complying
with Hoard of Health orders for repairs.
It was in this connection that
1 the court mado llio ruling that, under
tho common law, tho landlord was not
required to do moro than keep the
house watertight.
Governor Carter yesterdny signed tho
deuth warrant of Jtorita Kaizo, tho
Jnpnneso convicted of murder In tha
first degree in Hilo last March,
Tho murder was a brutal one. tha
victim having been called from his
room on New Year's evening and
beaten with 11 club, nnd afterwards
butchered with a Jnpancsj; cleaver. The
murderer and his victim were rivals
for tho position of leader In tho notorious
Klnnkashl gang, tho former
leader, whoso name tho crowd boro.
hnvlng been convicted with his lieu,
tonnnt, Watonabo, of murder In tho
second degree and conspiracy to murder.
On one chnrgo thoy wero sentenced
to and years,
respectively, nnd on the conspiracy
chargo each was given nn additional
ten years. Theso men nro now In Oahu
It was Morltn Knlzo's caso that Bent
tho question of eligibility of Jurors
naturalized by a circuit Judgo to tho
Supremo Court for settlement. His at.
torney dropped the enso after this ques.
tlon was decided, and tho court appointed
two attorneys to defond him
When tho man had been convicted, nnd
was called up for sentence, tho attorney
originally employed asked to bo
entered as nn attorney In tho case, as
tho prisoner's friends had retained him
to nppenl tho case.
When tho matter was brought beforo
the Supreme Court It was not argued,
tho attorney merely submitting a
brief, nnd on this showing tho
Judgment of the lower court was confirmed,
Judge Gear then nnnounced that he
would appeal the case to Washington
on tho question of legality of tho 'action
of a circuit court Judgo In naturalizing
nllens. Nothing has been heard
of tho enso Hlnco then until the action
of the Governor yesterday,
Kaanaana, nn aged Hawaiian, who
had formerly been In the servlco of P,
C. Jones as coachman, was brought to
the police station yesterday and
charged with being Insane.
ods arc shown.
"My brother goes back to the days of Columbus and Amerigo
Vespucci who, he says, sailed for a new country believing that by
sailing directly in one general direction they would ultimately come
to the place.
"We moderns know that a vessel sailing from a port and going
luiiiiiiuiuiy 111 u eneiui eusierij manner win arrive at tne same piacc.
The vessel, of course, goes around the globe. My brother's theory
is that one sails about a vast plane as one would sail around the
edges of a bowl."
The illustrations accompanying the map arc beautiful examples
of Japanese art. No more attractive book of geography has ever
been compiled. It is a mass of cherry blossoms, Fujiyamas, beau
tiful blue seas dotted with the sails of junks and sampans. There
are landscapes and seascapes and bizarre pictures of Japanese women,
designed along old-time styles. But in every sheet of such
pictures tlic engineering lines are brought out in a way that docs
not mar the picture. With the text matter explaining each page,
tfie geography should be easily understood.
Dr. Kobayashi now has all the original sheets, scores of them,
and these he will return to Japan to his brother, who intends to
have them put in the hands of publishers. It will be one of the
most novel publications of the period.
The original map of which a copy drawn by Dr. Kobayashi' s
brother, and of which the accompanying cut is a tracing, is worm-eaten
and barely holds together. The above map with all the continents
and even the Ilawaian Islands shown, was evidently not
made by the priests who traced the original lines.
The Snknl police station has reported
to tho Naval Department that the cap.
tain of the steamer Hnnkaku Maru
sighted a Iloatlng mlno In Lat. 33 dcg.
40 mln. N., Long. 133 deg. 35 mln.
15 sec. E., approximate, on Friday morning.
A Toklo message states that it is reported
from Mnlzuru Naval Station
that a mine of Husslan type waa sighted
oft tho coast of Capo Idzumo, Yama
district, Idzumo province, yesterday.
Tho Naval Department has received
a telegram from Aomorl stating that a
mechanical mlno has been sighted by
tho steamer Tuyoshlma Mnru In Mutsu
A Mojl telegram to the Kobe Shim,
bun states that the German steamer
Vandalln, which arrived there yesterday,
reports hnvlng sighted a floating
mlno In Long. 125 deg. 47 mln. E., Lnt,
33 deg. DO mln., on tho 16th. Koba
Tho Korea Dally News states that a
few dnys ago there was n great light
of magpies In tho northern part ot
Seoul. It was a battle royal and tha
deaths wero many. Tho scene ot tho
light was close to tho residence ot
Prince YI Chalwnn, nnd a boy in service
there caught and sold to Japanese
a number of tho fallen birds.
It la reported that Messrs. Olshl,
lleseba, Ooka, Tomldzu and Ueda,
with other politicians and scholars,
have made arrangements to establish a
(Japan-Philippine) Association
for tho purpose of promoting the
friendship between Japan nnd the
Philippine Islands. At a meeting held
yesterday afternoon at tho Selyoken,
Ueno, Toklo, tho organization of tha
proposed association was considered.
Twenty-four Filipino students were
present nt tho meeting.
It Is nnnounced that Mr. William
Haywood, American Consul General to
Korea, died at his homo In Arizona,
U. S. A., on the 19th Inst, from consumption.
Commenting on the sad occurrence,
tho Seoul Press remarks that
tho Intelligence hardly comes In the na
ture of a surprise, ns tho condition of
Mr. Haywood's health when ho left
Seoul gavo only tho slightest hope even
of partial recovery. Mr. Haywood was
nt one time Consul General to Hawaii
nnd earned warm commendation from
his olllclal superiors by his performance
of tho delicate nnd dltilcult duties
which devolved upon him during the
war between Spain and the United
States, nnd afterwards during the prevalence
of tho bubonic plague at Honolulu.
Mr. Haywood was appointed to
his responsible position at Seoul only
n short time before tho unfortunate
breakdown of his health.
Wo learn from a Toklo message that
the repairs to the battleship Mlkasa at
Sascbo have mado great progress. Tho
work n tho outshlo of the vessel has
been completed and tho icpnlrs to tho
Interior have already been commenced.
It Is believed that the expenditure ro.
quired will be much lower than was
originally estimated, as tho damage to
the battleship has proved not to be so
great as was supposed. The expectation
Is that the Mlkasa will be fit to bo
placed on the actlvo list again some
tlmo next year.
According to a Toklo messago to the
Osaka JIJI, It Is reported at th,o capital
that the amount to be received by the
Japanese Government from Russia for
the maintenance of tho prisoners of
war In Japan hns now been Anally fixed
at the comparatively small sum ot 30,-000,000
yen. The amount originally asked
by the Japanese Government was re.
ported nt the time to bo 80,000,000 yen,
and It has since been understood that
Russia had agreed to pay CO.000,000 yen.
It Is also reported from Toklo that
Dr. Martens, Adviser to tho Russian
Foreign Department, who was Superintendent
of the Prisoners' Intelligence
Bureau at the time ot tho late war, has
called upon Mr. Motono, the Japanese
Minister nt St. Petersburg, nnd requested
him to formally convey to the Japa.
neso Foreign Department the cordial
thanks of the Russian Government for
the kind treatment accorded to the
prisoners of war during their detention
In Japan.
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Politically Inclined policemen nro not
wanted by tho new Sheriff, who will
shortly Issue nn order to the effect that
nlj employes of tho police department
must chooso between their Jobs on tho
force and their oITlces In any of tho
three political party committees. This
rule Is to bo strictly enforced, the em
ployes of tho public being supposed, bo
far as tho police are concernod at least,
to give their time and energy to th
public and not for the advancement
politically or otherwlso of any one section
of tho public
Tho Sheriff Is making It plain that
ho means what ho says when he tabued
politics around tho police station. In
this he has come In for moro or less
criticism from certain members of his
own party, who imagined that Jobs
would be provided on tho force for as
many of them as cared to apply. Tho
emdency of the force was tho last
thing, apparently, to bo considered, and
tho deslro of tho new head to make
einciency tho standard for new appointments
Is dubbed a surprise.
As yet there have been few charges
made In the personnel of the force,
but It is understood that there will be
many In the makeup of tho mounted
patrol and tho foot police within the
next two weeks. Some of tho specials
now on tho payroll will be removed
Xow York Herald: When Mr. Frederick
S. Church, an American painter
whose personality lias mado him popular
with many of his brother artists
and wiio is widely known hero for iiis
paintings of imaginative subjects, recently,
at the ago of sixty-four, returned
from his first trip to Europe and
gave to the Herald his impressions of
what ho lind seen there, ho created an
international episode. Neither Mr.
Church nor his critics, both here and
abroad, have minced matters; but wliilo
his views have generally beuu condemned
ns extreme, lie lilis found some defenders
in part, as both tuc European
edition of the Herald and the special
cable despatches to the Herald buvo reported.
Hero are some of the things said
by Mr. Church: "I subscribe to 'Fred'
Remington's gospel, 'To hell with
Europe! ' I thought tlio Louvre
a tenor. You have to wado through;
an immenso gallery of stuff to sue a
few fmo things. What Impressed
me most about the old masters was
thnt they did too much work. In tho
Xntional Gallery I saw a Jot of people
standing with a rapt expression before
a big Ilaphoel, wMch is dark and hard,
and which I wouldn't have for a gift.
In all of Kmopo I didn't see ui
landscape painting, whether by Turner
or any ono else, that touched Homer
Martin's 'Sand Dimes of Lako On-
taria,' which hangs in the Metropolitan
Museum of Art." Tho artist added,
howover, that pictuics played a secondary
part on his torn, or, as lie
phrased it. "liguratively speaking, 1
went through tho p'cturc galleries on
roller skates."
Putting it mildly, Mr. Chinch's remarks
created amnzemen1, in omo instances,
however, rs it is only fail to
liim to state, mingled w'tli admiration
fo' 11 man who has shown the eourago
of his convictiors. Mr. Ilolatid
of Messis. Knoedler & Co., who
commented moro sarcastically on the
interview than any ono else, asked if
"Mr. Church might not by niistako
havo gono to tho Mngazin do Louvro
instead of to tho Musoum." Mr, Louis
H. Khrtct, of tho Elnich Galleries,
agreed with tho artist in his estimate
of American landscapo jainting. "On
tho other hand," added Mr. Ehrich,
"tho great galleries of Europo contain
cxairplcD of tho o'd mailers which far
surpass anything that is created todny
or likely to bo produced in many a long
day to come." Mr. Blakeslce, of the
Illakesleo Galleries, chnracterizzed tho
attack as "silly." '
"After tho consensus of many minds,
lay nnd professional, expressed in hundreds
of years," said Mr. Elliott
' ' nobody will suffer oxcept Mr.
Church. I tnko it that neither tho
Louvro nor tho galleries of Holland
will closo thoir doors."
"It must bo remembered," Baid Mr.
Irving It. Wiles, "that this was Mr.
Church's first visit to Europe. The sort
of thing you seo over thero docs not
dnwn on you at once." Mr. William M.
Chase frequently goes abroad nnd hns
studiod tho great galleries of Europo
thoroughly. "Hnd Mr. Church been n
young tran," was this artist's comment,
"nnd with art schooling, which ho
never had, ho would have n diffcront
story to toll. Ho is a typical American,
loved by every one who knows
him, yet his intense Americanism has
prejudiced him against that which ho
found on tho other side."
You want a remedy that will give you
promot relief. Get Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy, It always cures and cures
quickly. For sale by Benson, Smith &
Co., Ltd., ageijts for Hawaii.
MAUI, January i. The holiday season
on Maul has not been a tlmo of
quiet enjoyment ns far as weather is
concerned. Dame Nnturo has echoed
anything but the Christmas sentiment
of "peace on earth and good-wilt to-ward
Before recovery could bo made from
tho effects of the recent north storm
with Its 20 Inches of moisture In localities,
on Saturday tho wind changed
to the southucst and nn old-fashioned
kona storm came Into being. It continued
to blow fiercely all tho night
through, accompanied by nn Incessant
piny of lightning and the heavy roll of
thunder. Two or three Inches of ruin
fell. On Sunday, tho wind lessened but
the rain came down In torrents, 12.S5
inches falling In the Makawno section
within 21 hours.
Monday afternoon there was a rise In
temperature of about 14 decrees Tho
atmosphere seemed sultry and Intolerable
and tho wind shifted from tho
southwest to duo south with a velocl'y
much greater than even that of tho
Saturday night before.
During the latter part of the afternoon
the wind shifted again and this
time to tho southeast. Its velocity at
times Increasing to such a degree that
soul-appalling thoughts of blizzards
nnd hurricanes filled the mind. Fortunately
the fiercest blasts mma nni,,
In short gusts but It was during those
blows that tho great trees succumbed
unu most anmago was done.
Many trees fell everywhere In tho
Maknwao section. Giant eucalypti 70
to SO feet high and 7 or 8 feet In circumference
toppled and fell during the
short cork-screw gusts from the southeast.
Stables and servants' quarters wero
smashed In by falling trees, pineapples
leveled, cane-leaves whipped and frayed,
and the ground so strewn with
branches, bark and leaves that yards
and lawns appeared as though a thousand
demons hnd been having "rough
houso" there.
In Kula many panlnl trees wero
thrown down and tho ground was
with their large thick, oval leaves
Quite a number of hnusoa ...,
ed oft their foundations. In Makawao
u.;mu,o Jisireua was lying sick In his
cottage when tho kona threw It off Its
underpinning, causing the building to
drop about 4 feet. This shock of fall-
Ini? Hn nff antral I. ,,
-.. -....cu llle Hll;K lnan tat no
ost control of his mlna and his
uVas oblee1 '0 take him to a
neighbors residence about
a half a
mile distant. On
Saturday the remainder
of the wharf
at Klhel was entirely
swept away.
At Kahulul tho lagoon has much extended
Its borders and a part of the
government road Is covered with water.
Tho race track at Spreckcls' Park Is
flooded and quite a portion of the high
board fence has been blown down.
iuo uamago or the storm at
and walluku was much less than
that accomplished on the western slope
of Haleakala. During Rn,i,, ...,
Monday old
Haleakala presented the
unusual spectacle of running streams
nnd waterfalls In all its many gulches
usually dry.
The kona storm win Mminii .
In the Lahalna seetlnn Th t,
lines were everywhere broken nnd
thrown down and many trees and other
Vegetation wrerWoil ir.i.. ,.
tall tree fell In front of tho Lahalna
telephone central olllce, carrying nil
the wires with it, so that on Tuesday
the whole Lahalna telephono system
was out of commission. Much damage
was done in tho Kaanapall district
On New Year's
night thero was qulto
a heavy rainfall and electrical display
but since then tho weather has been
moro Quiet.
Last Friday night the December
meeting of the Makawao Literary Society
was held nt Maunaolu Seminary
and took tho form of a musical recital
by Miss Ormerod, who has recently
came to Mnul as a teacher of music
at tho school.
Tho attendance was not so large as
Is customary owing to bad weather but
those present much enjoyed listening
to Miss Ormerod's
as well ns
tho piano music of Mrs. H. A. Baldwin
and the violin obllgntos by Mr. Hugh
Among tho pieces rendered by Miss
Ormerod wore tho Angels' Serenade
un mo violin obllgato by Mr. Howell,
"Coming Thro' tho Rye," "Annie
Laurie," nnd "The Gingerbread Man"
(by request). Mrs. Baldwin played tho
piano accompaniments most skilfully
and rendered one piano solo.
Miss Ormerod's voice showed great
power nnd much cultivation and Mr.
Howell's violin playing was most
Tho Now Year's dancing
party by tho
Wnlluku Knights of Pythias was post
poned on nccount of Inclement weather
to Saturday night, tho Eth.
Wngons with Japanese laborers and
provisions also were noticed going to
the gulches In Kaupakalua to repair
the many washouts in the ditches all
through that section of country
The St. Paullsts, a religious sec.
founded In Walluku by Rev. Mr. Ezera
have recently purchased 78 acres of
land nt Ulupnlakua and will build a
temple there. They have been holding
?nerw?,UVh W' B- Kea"U resld
On the 10th a convention of tho Republican
county committee will be held
In Walluku nt Republican headquarters
at 9:30 a. m., for the purpose of discussing
needed legislation to bo recommended
to the next legislature
Tho rainfall In Makawao during last
month amounted to 42. Inches. This
record was beaten at Haleakala Ranch
n March. 1902. of which the following
is a copy;
1902. March 1, 0.E9; 2. 1.55; 3, 1.54; 4,
-78; S, 12.20; 6, 10.03; 7. 1.71; 8 0.34; 17
0.44; 22. 3.40; 24. 2.B0; 27. 1:50; 28. 1 30
1.72; 31, 0.; total, 4J.91 Inches.
The framework of both the new
church nnd the planing mill nt
are In position, The church Is
partially boarded in and the mill wholly
covered and the exterior Is painted.

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