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F..-tablIshfl July 1S.1G.
UDIL XXVH., NO. 4950.
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T. Q. WOOJ3,
Attorney at Law.
Corner King
and Bethel
1)11. C. li. HIGH,
Philadelphia Dental College 1892.
Masonic Temple. Telephone 318.
A C. WALL. 0. E. WALL.
OFFICE HOURS 8 a. in. to 4 p. m.
31.13. G-ROSSMAIN, D.B.S.
Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p. m.
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Telephones: Office, 615; Residence, 789.
HOURS: 9 to 4.
Hours: From 9 a. m. to 4 p. m.
Progress Block, corner Beretania and
Fort streets.
we will close
Department to arrange the stock
before Hemoval.
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DON'T BUY any dry goods
until you hear from us.
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We have a
for you.
A Coffee Estate
Twenty-five Acres Cleared and Planted Oyer
a Year Ago, Now in Fine Condition.
Adjoining Unimproved Land Com
mands $22.50 per Acre.
Owner cannot give the Property fur
ther attention.
Hawaiian Safe Deposit and
Investment Company.
Office In rear of Bank of Hawaii. Ltd.
Again we advertise the Greatest
Typewriter in the World:
H.-E. WALKER, Sole Agt.
Masonic Block.
our Dry Goods
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SURPRISE in store
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Pistol Cartriflp Seat Into Breast
of Andrew Dayis.
At the Hospital Shot By Wm.
Hamilton A Surrender to the
Police A Drunken Row.
No additional sentences will be re
quired to include a temperance lec
ture in this account of a shooting. The
lesson strong as it can be given, goes
with the barest report. Wm. Hamil
ton, a young white man, who has
been here since 1S93, is in the No. 1
cell at the Police Station. Moaning
and twisting and struggling for life
on a cot at the hospital lies Andrew
Davis, a young half-caste. Hamilton
sot Davis Saturday night. This was
in Hamilton's room on Queen street,
back of the Wilder & Co. establish-
ment. Davis has been employee! ior
a long time at Tom Hollinger s norse
shoeing shop. Hamilton for a year or
two has had charge of stock for Wilder
& Co. The men were friends of long
standing. Davis was supposed to be
dying Saturday night, but was better
yesterday and last night. The doctors
and nurses say he has about an even
chance. A pistol bullet .38 caliber
in size entered Davis' body just above
his heart. It passed through the lung
and stopped just at the skin imme
diately beneath the small of the back.
Hamilton came to the Police Station
at 8:30 Saturday evening and said he
had just shot a man. This was told
to Capt. Parker. Hamilton was very
much excited, very nervous, said he
wished he had killed himself and urged
that a surgeon be, sent to the man
wounded. Hamilton and a Pake who
accompanied him went below and Capt.
Parker started to look after the victim
of the shooting. Davis was found
lying on his back in Hamilton's room.
The wounded man was taken to the
hospital so soon as possible.
Dr. N. B. Emerson, Mr. Eckhart of
the hospital and a couple of nurses
gave Davis attention. Mr. Eckhart put
his hand under Davis' body while Dr.
Emerson was probing and felt the
bullet. As Davis was turned over the
blood, gushed in a stream the size of
the hole. The bullet was felt, an In
cision made and the battered piece
of lead removed. All night Davis was
very restless. When it was thought
he was dying he refused positively to
make a statement and all of yesterday
and last night was in the same reti-
ppnt or stubborn mood. When asked
who shot him he answered: "Nobody;
I got hurt." Davis did a good deal of
cTi-Mrinjr will e nis wouiiu as ucius
rirAPd nnd all throusrh the night when
awakened by the pain. An attendant
stood over him constantly to prevent
him rpmovins the bandages. He is a
ctm fpiinw. with lots of vitality and
mnir mill thrnn?h. thousrh sorely hurt,
TavU i verv well known around town
nr.fi hepn regarded as a trouble-
eomo mnn when in liauor.
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Tho r,niifP found in Hamilton's room
u-hnt thP drinkers had left ot a gai-
Ion of wine. Davis had a llask oi ine
limmr in one of his Dockets.
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Tiorr,iinn ivn! nuite willine: to talk
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thP Police Station last night. He
j tc-f onntrifmn over
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the fact that he had hurt Davis, as
he said thev had been friends for a
long time. According to Hamilton the
two men had been in the room drink
ing and talking and smoking from very
crnn aftpr 4 o'clock to a short time
after S. Both were quite drunk
Hamilton wanted Davis to go home
Davis refused to leave the cottage and
replied with oaths and threats. Once
he started away after being given the
bottle of wine. Then he came back
Bv this time Hamilton was thoroughly
frenzied and Davis was tantalizingly
contrary. Davis said he would not
j leave the place ana
' wanted the room lefl
j warm and Davis m
ever. Hamilton deck
force his order at
leave the place and Hamilton said he
wanted the room left to possession of
arrel became very
more abusive than
lared he would en
force his order at the point of the
n-cfnl nml tnnV flip wpnnnn from a
trunk- Davis shouted that Hamilton
u-ns nfr.mM tn np the nistol and in-
vited a bullet, saying he was not afraid
of guns. The men were very close to
gether. Somehow the shot was fired
and Davis fell and the blood came in
a rush from his breast. Davis was hit
with the only bullet in the pistol.
There were three empty shells. Then
Hamilton went up to the Police Sta
tion with the Chinaman, a restaurant
keeper, who had happened along.
Davis had his shirt and flesh burned
from the powder of the catridge.
Hamilton went from the Fire de
partment to the employ of Wilder &
Co. Before being a fireman, Hamilton
had jobs as a teamster. At one time
the latter part of 1S94 and early in
1S93 he was in the Police depart
ment. He was one of the men "held
up" on the beach beyond Kakaako a
few night before the uprising of 1S93
took place. Hamilton is a native of
Vermont, but was in California for a
time before coming to the Islands.
Aside from his drinking he has been
regarded as a worthy man. In a couple
of days, when the nature of Davis
case is a certainty, Hamilton will be
brought before the District Magistrate.
If Davis dies the charge will be man
slaughter in the first degree. If Davis
Survives his heavy wound the indict
ment will be for assault with a deadly
At 1:30 o'clock this morning Davis
was quite low. His pulse was irregu
lar and he was still loosing blood.
Address o I Rev. Mr. liirnie
Oaliu Class of 1S9S.
The auditorium of Central Union
church was well filled with young,
people last evening, eager to listen to
Rev. Douglas Putnam Birnie's address
to the graduating class of Oahu Col
lege. The pastor referred to the occa
sion as the parting of the ways. The
students had ended their school days
in Hawaii and would now brush up
against the sterner realities of life.
Mr. Birnie stated that he would not
speak of the pathway of sin and vice.
That way did not appeal to them.
He would speak of two roads that run
along closely to each other. One was
good but the other was better. He was
confident that the student who follow
ed the road of selfishness would bring
on bitterness in the years that are to
come. He urged that every member of
the graduating class of '9S would seek
to spread their knowledge. He con
sidered it every man's duty to do this.
The pastor referred to the success at
tained by Hawaii's illustrious son,
General Armstrong, during his life
time. One of the grandest monuments
in all the United States today stood to
his memory in the Hampton school
which was founded by him. Mr. Birnie
sincerely hoped that there were Arm
strongs in the class of '98.
Alarm on 3Iohican Caused by W.
G. Hall Lights
At about 2:30 o'clock Sunday morn-
in o- tho i lisinms omceis aim uuicis
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along the the water front were startled
by the sharp notes of a bugle aboard
the U. S. S. Mohican, calling the wnoie
ship's officers and men to "General
Quarters." There were he rattle o
chains, the sounds of orders given by
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officers and the general ousue oi ac
tivity to be heard, l-ar out in me ai-
rection of Barber's Point could be
uiainly discerned a searcfiJignt maK-
mg what seemeu to De. a bt;ii
signals, -central omce nau wcu in-
formed by someone that a bpanisn
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man of war was oil port, ine watcn-
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ers on the Mohican had seen the ngnt
I n n ,1 n-oro nrpnnrpil for the worst. The
uiiu '"-'v- i i
m(?n who had given up nope, oi a ugni
felt that a special act of Providence
had thrown a little something their
At about 4 o'clock the W. G. Hall
came ud the cnannei ana men n was
learned that the light that had ere
ated such a commotion was none other
than the searchlight on the deck of
that steamer. The captain had de
cided to try it for the purpose of ascer
taining what powers it had.
The Mohican people were unaware
of the fact that some of tha Inter-
Island steamers are provided with
Bpnrrhlifrhts. The men stood at "Gen
eral Quarters" from 2:30 to 4 a. m.
For one week, E. B. Kerr offer;
shetinsrs. table linen, pillow casings,
nankins, dress goods, ribbon, laces.
embroideries and millinery at one-half
the cot mice. Xot only this but tae
whole stock goes at half price.
t Police Male
File SlowiDt
Regular Movements and a Lot of
Fancy Maneuvering Runaway.
Capt. Parker's Company.
A quorum of the House, a number
of Government officials, the members
of a golf club, representatives of the
press, a hundred tourists and visitors
from the other Islands, a dozen mili
tary men and a strong delegation of
citizens, including many ladies and
gentlemen awheel, witnessed the
police parade and drill in Punahou
pasture, Manoa valley, on Saturday
afternoon last.
Marshal A. M. Brown directed the
display. The elements of his hand
some and smart command were forty
eight foot police under Capt. Robt.
Waipa Parker and the company of
mounted officers under Capt. Spillner.
The sun was shining brightly and
there was a fresh breeze from the head
of Manoa. A tent with refreshments
for distinguished guests had been pro
vided by the commander-in-chief. At
the head of the House party was Rep
resentative Isenberg, who held the
reins over a spanking team. Repre
sentative Pogue was the principal
critic on horsemanship. At home this
gentleman is one of the rough riders
of Maui.
The field for drilling is a level
sweep between two knolls, and if the
stones were cleared away would be an
absolutely perfect place for maneu
vering a much larger force than the
police can muster. It was a happy
thought to carry the foot officers from
town in 'busses. The .way is long and
part of it dusty and sharply "P grade.
The drill began about 3 o'clock and
continued in a spirited manner for
nearly two hours.i
First the cavalry was put through
company movements ami executed
every command with the prettiest pre
cision. Then came a skirmish line
showing and next, in the company
formation, a battle formation. The
firing line was sent out on foot. A
good many blank cartridges were
used. The cavalry company does ex
ceedingly well at fancy drilling. One
formation is a circle with the horses
all lying down and the officers firing
over their prostrate mounts. There
was the flavor of the theatrical in the
rescue at one time from the firing line
of a wounded man by two messengers
from the reserve. The man was
raised un behind one .of the riders
without any dismounting and carried
to the rear with the horse 'bucking.
It was in such work as Capt. Spill
ner s men are called upon to ao in
the course of patrol duty that they ex
celled at drill. A native pony pulling
a light break was sent across the field
at a top gallop. Two of the officers
were started in pursuit and on each
trill succeeded in overhauling the out
fit in-short order. Geo. Moau, one ot
Capt. Parker's men, sat in the brake
and plied the whip vigorously.
This was a very exciting act.
A bov was mounted on a horse
and rode for the hills at break neck
speed. Two of the cavalrymen went
fter the runaway. One officer lifted
the hoy from the saddle while the
other took charge of the frightened
Tho mmintpfi torce is in a.
hi'rh -state of -nroficiency.
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ThP fmp of Cant. RtfM. W. Parker
as drill master is uue mm.
tions of the Islands. He is a finishes
tntirinn .n.nd has a fine control o
mpn m the company ior ui&inajr
Capt. Tarker's lieutenants were Capt.
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Tvonap nnd l.ieut. arran. or ociu
nr camnaisrn service the foot ponce
iovp n uniform of bluejacket hats
hi a r-v wp-.ters. blue trousers and
brown leggings. They are armed with
the Tf f,1'
er put his command through the man
ual of arms and the scnooi i
compMiy without a break. The men
ize up beautifully and are an uiuj,
healthv and erect and with the snap
of a cadet company. They made a
most attractive stage picture moving
over the sward like a raacnine .mu
handling their rifles to truest cadence
The company did open order dru an i
leading and firing hy commauu a.n
firing at will in tne ie.,r.
tyle. The triumph of Parker ana m
men came at tne ten-mmum fAnu
of manual of arms and bayonet with
out command. In this climax the
fortv-ei-ht men did something tnai
appealed to all the spectators a, mm.
less than marvelous. The manual of
arms was old style, but neat and like
everything else, in absolute unison.
The bayonet exercise was from the
British. German and American roxu
lations anil it would require extensive
traveling to see anything quite bo
Marshal Brown, Spillner, Parker
and the men themselves were most
heartily congratulated on the splendid
showing made and during the drilling
the applause was frequent. The only
drawback to the field work was the
necessity of operating in single rank
and the errors of the afternoon, such
as would be checked by military
judges, were very few indeed. The
accouterments of the men are in
first class condition and quite com
plete. The mounts of the cavalry
company are handsome Island horses
well trained.
Heavy Realty Deals.
Paul It. Isenberg has sold to A. V.
Gear a large tract of land on the town
side of Telegraph hill for $20,000. Mr.
Isenberg bought the property a num
ber of years ago from the late Dr.
Geo. Trousseau. It is supposed that
the firm of Gear & L-ansing will plot
the tract at an early date and put the
lots on the market.
W. C. Achi has secured by purchase
the old Government Agricultural gar
den in Nuuanu valley and will sub
divide the property.
Championship in Singles Will Re
Settled Today.
The championship in tennis singles
now rests between C. H. Cooke of the
Senior branch of the P.T.C. and Willie
Roth of the Junior branch. Thesis two
players will cross rackets on their
courts, Palace Square, at 4 p. m. today
and a very exciting contest is expect-"
ed. Cooke is an old player with a lot
of sand. On an uphill game he is
steady and will pull a game out of a
hole where it would look almost im
possible for such a thing to be done.
Then he has a "chop" stroke, a short
deceptive ball that bounces but a few
nches from the ground and tics the
player into all sorts of knots in at
tempting to make returns. In the con-
est with E. It. Adams, another very
strong player, Saturday afternoon, he
won with the score of 5-7, 0-4, C-3. The
match was stubbornly contested by
Adams and the play was careful and
deliberate. Cooke lost the first set,
but hi3 climbiing abilities, already re
ferred to, were too much for the ene
my and he pulled out winner.
Willie Roth is a junior player of
whom tle P. T. C. boys are very
proud. When he went into the Club
he hardly knew hew to hold a racket
but now, he not only knows how to
do ths, but p.'ays with his left hand.
In his drives he is a wonder and many
balls go down the side lines of .the
enemy before there is time to make a
step in their direction. He plays with
excellent judgement and is fond of
fighting at half courts, where he is
able to get everything.. In his contest
with S. G. Wilder on Saturday, ho
came out an easy victor with a score
of 6-1, 6-3.
Some of the preliminary sets in
doubles will be played on the Bere
tania and Pacific courts this after
Suicide on Kauai.
The James Makee brought news from
Kapaa Sunday morning that a Chinese
contract laborer, aged 18 years, had
committed suicide by jumping into the
Kealia river. This happened on Tues
day last and the body was not found
until Thursday. He was a new laborer
at Kealia and it i3 supposed that he
became despondent over certain re
verses. Royal makes the food pure,
wholesome and delicious.
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