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TILE PACIFIC C03I3UEKCIAIi ADVERTISER: HOXOLUIU, NOVEMBER 0, 1394.
THE NEW CANADIAN The Steamship Miowera and Her Two Unlucky Accidents. ASHORE HERE AND THEN ON NORWAY. A 1'acaenger' Account of Her I-atet 31 In ha i The UamUome Steamer lleeti Thoroughly O verhauled, ami Now Look a Smart ai a Ship Can. Strangers who saw the steamship Miowera at the Mail wharf on Sat urday night could not realize that the handsome steamer was ashore on one of the dangerous reefs en closing the Honolulu harbor. Thi3 happened a little over a year ago, and the particulars are still fresh in the minds of the public. The fine vessel rested for weeks on the reef with a big hole in her hull, and defied all attempts to move her until the arrival of Captain Metcalfe, an experienced wrecker, who soon found a way to float her into deep water. The vessel was patched up and finally steamed for San Francisco for repairs. On his arrival there Captain Stott, who was, as he is now, commander of the vessel, decided that the charges at that port were excessive, so he continued his voyage to Victoria, THE JONAHED " B. C, where the vessel received eome temporary repairs, enough at any rate, to enable her to steam around Cape Horn and home to Newcastle-on -Tyne, where her builders, Messrs. C. Swan and Hun ter overhauled her. On July 25th last, under charter to Messrs. Cook it Son, the European excursion agents, she sailed from the Tyne with 120 passengers on board, gath ered from all parts of England and Scotland, for a cruise along the western coast of Norway. This was another unlucky trip for the vessel, as she struck on a rock and for a time it was believed she was a total loss. In speaking of this accident, a passenger said : "Captain Stott and a pilot were on the bridge at the time, and, it becoming apparent that the vessel had grounded badly, instructions were given to the deck oflicer to immediately warn and assemble the passengers, while the crew gen erally turned their attention to pre paring the boats in order to take the tourif ts off in the event of the situation being regarded as dan gerous. Very few minutes sufficed to ascertain the bearing of the steamer. She was on a ledge of submerged rocks, and every mo ment's delay was calculated to in crease the danger of her position. A general instruction was therefore given by the captain for all on board to make ready with all speed for the boats, which had by this time been swung over and lowered. The passengers manifested the ut most reliance on the coolness and judgment of the officers of the Mi owera, and no panic occurred. The weather was calm, and within half an hour every passenger had been landed on the island. Later the passengers and crew, to their great relief, descried a Norwegian steamer approaching, and to this vessel all were transferred and taken to Ier gen." The steamer was rescued a sec ond time through the efforts of a salvage association, and shortly after left for Sydney to take her old place on the Vancouver route. The vessel belongs to the Canadian-Australian Steamship Com pany, of which James Huddart is managing owner, and was built in 1S92. She is supplied with every com fort, including social, ladies' music and smoking rooms. The dining saloon is a macnificent apartment, -fonrlinrr the full width of the ship. The staterooms are excep tionally large and well ventilated, all being on the upper deck. The Miowera has undergone a thorough overhauling during her absence from this port, and many improvements have been intro duced especially in the second class accommodations, where a comfortable saloon and spacious 1 cabins have been erected ; bath rooms have aleo been added ; so this section of the vessel is all that can be desired. Exteneive freez ing chambers have also been con structed with space to hold 11,000 carcasses of mutton besides other perishable goods. The Warrimoo 13 now being fitted in a similar manner; it is expected that she will start from Sydney on the ISth inst. in place of the Arawa. THE CIRCUIT COURT. The Hawaiian Jury Bring in a " Not Guilty" Verdict. The November term of the Circuit Court opened yesterday morciDg with Judge Cooper on the bench. After the criminal and divorce cases were read off a Hawaiian jury was selected to try the case of Keameo mahi, charged with burglary. A verdict of not guilty was brought in. In the following cases the charges were dismissed by the Government; Kaanhau, a native woman, charged with illicit liquor selling; Kalua, charged with keeping a disorderly house; Antone Cloys, charged with receiving stolen goods, and the charge of malicious injury against Charles Hammer. In the assault and battery case of Ioela, the appeal was withdrawn and the line paid. There are eighteen cases to be tried before the Hawaiian jury and it is thought that it will take the present week to dispose of them. Judge Whiting is presiding Judge in Chambers this week. Yesterday he heard the argument in the Aldrich guardianship case and took the matter under advisement. In the matter of James G. Hayselden, petition for approval of the accounts submitted by the late J. S. Walker's executors, the ac counts were referred to a master for verification. STEAMER MIOWERA. THE LINE. Some Talk of Running the Steamer Zealandia to Honolulu. Hie Aent of the Company Kuow Nothing About the Matter, hut the Mory Finds Favor About Town. A story was going the rounds yesterday to the effect that the Oceanic Company would place the steamship Zealandia on the Hono lulu route, commencing early in January. According to the story the owners intended to compete with sailing vessels of the sugar fleet for both freight and passen ger traffic by making great reduc tions in rate3 in both cases. The first-clas3 fare to Honolulu would be .$40 or $75 for the round-trip, while steerage passage would be supplied for $20. The regular rates on the Oceanic steamers now are $75 first-class one way, $125 for the round trip, and $25 for steer age tickets. It is said that the Zealandia would occupy ten days in making the distance from port to port. An oflicer of Wm. G. Irwin & Co., Ld., the loca) agents of the Oceanic Steamship Company, was seen yesterday about the foregoing. He stated that he knew nothing about the matter, and did not think there was anything in it. At any rate he had not heard officially of it. An oflicer on the Austarlia stated that previous to the departure of his vessel from San Francisco, the Zealandia had been surveyed, for what reason he did not know. The supposition was that outside par ties were anxious to purchase the vessel. She has been laid up for several years in the San Francisco harbor, as the company has had no work for her. It was learned yesterday that Captain Howard, the Spreckels port superintendent at San Fran cisco, was anxious to put the Zea landia on the Honolulu route, and made a proposition similar to the one mentioned above, but John D. Spreckel3 did not favor the scheme at the time. Perhaps he ha3 changed his mind. Kamehameha Girls' School. On account of the non-arrival of material and furnishings the open ing of Kamehameha Girls' School is postponed to December 19th. Pupils accepted will be received on the Saturdav previous to that date, being the 15th. The 19th is Founder's Day. K ANOTHER BEFORE JUDGE WILCOX. A Yourg Man With an Untamed Steed Comes to Grief. A well-filled prisoner's dock and every seat occupied by people other than prisoners, greeted Judge Luther Wilcox yesterday morning when he took his seat in the Dis trict Court. There was a large calendar to dispose of, but the Court was equal to the task, and a great many cases were handled during the day. The array of drunks was a fair to good one. The Judge appeared to be in good humor, so the inebriates es caped with light fines. A native named Kukuki was fined $25 for fast driving. He claimed that he was innocent but, unfortunately for him, two wit nesses took the stand and told a different story. They said that he was mounted on a fiery untamed steed, with a goodsized load of saki on board, and while he was giving an exhibition of his horsemanship he ran into and fractured a buggy in several places. Captain Davis, the owner of the steamer Waimanalo, was in Court on a charge of assault and battery. It is alleged that he and one of his engineers had a dispute which end ed in blows. The case was re manded, owing to the captain's at torney being engaged elsewhere. Dr. I,ucy II al 1-1 5 row n. Dr. Lucy Hall-Brown, now practic ing in Brooklyn, is an excellent exam ple of tbo spirit of progress in modern women. Bom in Vermont, her educa tion was obtained in Wisconsin and Il linois. Upon b-ing graduated from the Dearborn seminary in Chicago she be gan teaching, but after a few years re linquished that profession for the pur pose of studying medicine. In 1878 Dr Hall was graduated with distinction from the medical department of the University of Michigan, and after en larging her experience by observations in the hospitals and clinics of New York and London she went to Germany, wher. she iilled the position of house physi- PK. Lt'CT hall-brown. cian in one of tho government hospitals of Dresden. She was recalled to Ameri ca to become physician to tho State Re formatory For Women in Sherbon, Mass. , and after five years' service there was appointed superintendent, but de clined the position becauso it would in terfere with her medical work. She soon entered into partnership with Dr. Eliz i M. Mosher and began practice in Brook lyn, but in 1S84 both wero appointed phyicians to Vassar college, where they remained three years, finally resigning for tho purpose of resuming genera! practice. In 1S91 Dr. Hall became tin; wife of Robert George Brown of New York. Dr. Hall-Brown now practices alone, the partnership with Dr. Mosher having been dissolved a short time ago Isabella Proctor. A Caae of Had To. "I had a funny experienco in a little town on the lower Mississippi, ' said R. C. Blackley, a traveling man. "The place had but one hotel, the landlord of which conducted everything except thv cooking ami housecleaning, which his wife attended to. I was the only guest, and whe4 I told him that I wanted to go up the river on a packet duo any where between midnight and .'J o'clcx-k in the morning I was shown to a room immediately over the office and was g ing to sleep when I heard a shrill femi nine voice call, 'John, you como to bed. ' 'Sallie, you know I kain't go to bed. iot to wake that blamed drummer.' 1 . njoyed the situation and laughed my .-elf wide awake, not getting sleepy j gain i'v two hours. Then ths ft minim voice called again, '-To-io, I s.jy, ome to 1 d. 'I kain't go i v'l. ' 'I. r that pc-ky drumm- r wake li!.-e;f. 'Tain'r noway to run a hotel,' ami t!j'ie was Mknro again. Finally 1 v:it to sleep again and was seen awak tiiid by a most unearthly racket. Th- ld man was poumling on thM."ico ceil ing with a brooiu hand!.. 'I'm awake, I answered. 'I don't believe I'll .o on that boat. I'm too tired. I'll wait until tomorrow.' I reckon you won't. Yot: be down hyar in two minutes, or I'll bl atter you. I ain't goin to set up ft-r nuthin. ' I caught tho boat." Cincin nati Enquirer. llooth and Girls Letters. Even Edwin Booth, most matter of fact, respectable and unapproachable of men, got any quantity of this sort of letters. Strangely enough, tx, it is o: record that, contrary to the usual cus tom of popular actors, he answered, in directly, several of his undesired lov. letters, for some of those received by him during his career were written by silly girls, daughters of men known a::i respected by Mr. Booth, who appended their true names to their effusions. Two or three of these wre of such a nature that Mr. Booth felt it his duty, as a parent, to inclose them to the fathers of the writers, with a statement as to how they como into his possession. - The re sult, it may be imagined, was hard!;, of a nature to encourage the stricken damsels in their devotion. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. (SrntrcJ Stftoertiatment. How about it? Have you one of those patented collar Buttons, which does its own swearing, as it rolls under the dresser? Or do you do your own swearing, as you tear your finger nails in a vain endeavor to push a refractory collar button through the button hole of a highly starched and stiffened dress shirt? Who has not experienced the delights of such a dilemma? All ready for the part' everything on but the cuffs, and they won't go worth a cent. You tug; pull; push and soil them but its no go. But one relief: you hie your self to the one room in the house specially set aside for those catastrophes and that is heavily charged with sulphur suffering man. Let me suggest a relief; get and use "the Benedict'' Collar Button. They are wedge shaped, push right through a board fence, turn around be cause they can't help it, and hold the article firmly until you are ready to remove it. "The Benedict'' is perfect. Millions swear by them, not at them. Made in Gold, Roll ed Gold and Silver. Saves your temper, saves your linen. All gentlemen wear "the Benedict." Won't you? Sold by fl.F.WICHMAN Fort Street. When a Man Needs Meat HE DON'T GO HUNTING FOR IT -:- -:- -:- HE BUYS IT! When a man needs Hay and Grain, he don't have to hunt. The California Feed Company Does the the hunting and furnish THE HAY AND GRAIN. We hunt for the market. Fresh supply just arrived ex S.G. Wilder. 5Telephones 121. OfS.ce : Comer Nauann and Queen Streets. YOU CAN GET Haviland China, plain and decorated ; English China, White, Granite; Cut Glass ware, Moulded and Engraved Glassware, Agateware, Tin ware, Lamps and Fittings, Flower Pots, Fruit Jars and Jelly Glasses and a thousand other useful and ornamental articles at J. T. ir Queen Street Stores, 3S07-tf Notice. VTR. KUBOTA OF THE FIRM OF JlVA Tiraoca & Co. has resigned from our firm locating at Lahaina, Maui. We, the undersigned hereby notify that here after we will not be responsible for any bills or debts charged on cur account by the said Mr. Kubota. TIRAOCA 4 OKI. Lahaina, October 11, 1S94. 3317-lm WATERHOUSES Special rCctiffs. CASTLE k COOKE IMPORTERS, Hardware and General Merchandise For some time we have been trying to get hold of a GOOD LAWN MOWER, one that would do all the work of high priced machines, aud yet sell for about one half the money. We have succeeded in finding just such a LAWN MOWER and do not hesitate to re commend them to you. If you want a Lawn Mower these will please you in every res pect and cost you as wTe say about one-halt tho usual price. Besides our regular line of 3 and 4 ply HOSE we have the WTATERBURY SPHINCTER GRIP GALVANIZED SPRING STEEL ARMORED HOSE, which is the best of the kind in this market. Those who have used the common iron-bound hose w7ill appreciate the WAT- ERBURY STEEL ARMORED HOSE; it last longer and is in every way better. The CACTUS LAWN SPRINKLER was evidently made to never wear out; it is simple and inexpensive, while it does the work of any other Lawn Sprinkler, though it has no revolving parts. Remember, we sell PEARL OIL at $1.90 per case, c. o. d., delivered to any part of the city. CASTLE & COOKE. IMPORTERS, Hardware and General Merchandise THIS SPACE RESERVED FOR THE PACIFIC Commercial Advertiser IS The best and biggest Daily paper in the Ha waiian Islands. IS In favor of Annexation, first, last and all the time. IT Represents all business interests and all sec tions of the Islands. IT Gives the best value to both advertisers and subscribers. HAS The largest and most general circulation in the Hawaiian Islands. HAS The most thrifty and desirable class of read ers, a great many of whom take no other local paper. WE Need and deserve your subscription and adver tisement and will give you the worth of you: money. Gazette Pnblishng Company t V "f 6 i v i I n . u 31' 1 I 1 0T