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The Pacific commercial advertiser. [volume] (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, June 21, 1898, Image 1

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Attorney at Law.
Corner King
and Bethel
D'R. C. 11. HIGH,
Philadelphia Dental College 1892.
Masonic Temple. Telephone 318.
A C. WALL. 0. E. WALL.
OFFICE HOURS 8 a. m. to 4 p. m.
31. E. GROSSM AN, D.D.S.
Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p. m.
rll.;A. J. DEIU5V,
Telephones: Office, 615; Residence, 789.
HOURS: 9 to 4.
Hours: From 9 a. m. to 4 p. m.
1H. 1 E. CLAKK.
Progress Block, corner Beretania and
Fort streets.
we will close
TraT.fmfvnf. tn avranere the stock
before Removal.
DON'T BUY any dry
until you hear from us.
Te have a SURPRISE in store
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A Coffee Estate
Twenty-five Acres Cleared and Planted Over
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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Oat i Well Played Tennis
Finals Yesterday.
Clarence Cooke Put Up Good Op
positionMany Spectators
See the Match.
The tennis tournament in singles is
over and Willie Roth, a member of the
Junior branch of the Pacific Tennis
Club, stands undisputed winner, hav-
S bested Clarence H. Cooke of the
Senior branch of the same club in a
Tennis Champion, 1S9S.
very hard lougnt ana inceresung
match. Roth is yet in his teens and,
if he continues to improve in his play
ing he will be a wonder. He has dem
onstrated during the past week his
supremacy over the remainder of the
players of the city and over the senior
members of his own club. However,
there is no disagreeable feeling enter-
tninoH fnr him for the boys are all
glad to see the boy win. He is a quiet,
unassuming young fellow who never
braes about his playing and vLd is
ni-tt-nvs readv to concede a doubtful
point to the other side. In this man
ner he has won himself a place in the
hearts of the members of the P. T. C.
who all join in giving three cheers for
the vouthful winner of the tenuis An
gles laurels of the present season
The club house of the P. T. C. and
iYio lawns surrounding, were crowded
with friends of the club yesterday aft
ernoon. rne nnais m siugies wo
drawing card. Clarence H. Cooke of
the P. T. C. Seniors and Willie Roth
of the Juniors were the contestants
E. R. Adams was chosen umpire and
S G. Wilder of the P. T. C. and W. A
Avn T. C. linesmen. Cooke
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took the Ewa court and served, win
ning the next five games. He lobbed
beautifully and sent swift returns
down the side lines past Cooke. The
lntter was not long to catch the drift
of Roth's play and won the next three
enmps. making the score "deuce. H
picked out Roth's weak points nicely
rmrt sent his returns right to tnose
places. Rath became a little careless
and Cooke saw his opportunity, win-
ning the first two games by his serve
fir.o rilavinsr nt. the net. Roth t-p-
neared a little frightened at first but
soon showed an improvement, wiuranc
the next two games. This
him the first set. Score 7-3.
In the second set Roth and Cooke
mmp forth, apparently as fresh as
i,pcnn T?oth n laved his
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criss-cross play and drives to advan
tnw. winning three games in succes
sion. Cooke then took a brace and
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xvnn two. Then llotn ionowea biuu wi
two. The next game was Cooke's and
thP last Roth's. This gave the set to
th latter. Score G-3
Thp spts were one-all. Cooke took
the first game and then Roth the sec
ond. winning out on a core of 0-40 by
magnificent serving. Cooke took an
other game and then Roth won three
in succession, these by adoptin
Cooke's own game of short "chop"
strokes. Cooke braced and won an
other game. Cooke did the same again
, ,i nic.n rfntli took the last. It was a
hard fight, but the boy won. Score C-4
In the fourth set, Cooke showed signs
of a winded condition. He had fought
a hard, subborn fight. He took the
first game and then Roth managed to
pt the second. Cooke took the third
game and then Roth made five in sue
cession, winning easily.
This gave the junior member the
match of best 3 out of 5 and won for
him the honor of being singles cham
pion for 1S9S.
Roth was enthusiastically greeted af
ter the contest and three cheers were
given in his honor.
The many people present seemed to
enjoy every moment of the match.
This: wns shnwn hv freauent and
hearty applause.
Following is a review of the sets
1. Cooke, 7-5.
2. Roth, G-3.
3. Roth, 6-4.
4. Roth, C-2.
The first of the men's doubles will
ho nlnved as follows: At Pacific courts
4 n. m., Jones and C. H. Cooke vs. Full
er and Berger; 5 p. m., J. Waterhouse
oi r,-T-frv i-c: llnss ami Woods. At
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Beretania courts. 5 p. m., Adams and
H. Waterhouse, Jr. vs. Wodehouse and
ATatt-Smith: 5:30 d. m., Shanks and
Wall vs. Dickey and J. P. Cooke.
A letter received here from the Ori
ent by the Coptic has some annexation
news current at that cable end. It is
to the effect that the joint resolution
"has nassed." It is believed that the
telegraphic advices were that the re
solution had gone through the House
and to the Senate. There are a num
ber of people in Honolulu who believe
that the most acceptable annexation
i-Qt win Iia received from the
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coast by the Moana tomorrow.
For the Championship.
Willie Roth, the victor in the tourn
ament just finished, was challenged by
the champion of 1S97, Will Godfrey.
The match has been set for Wednes
day at 4 o'clock on the Pacific courts.
Three Men in a Hoat Have Quite
an Adventure.
Mr. Campion and Lieut. Carlyle
went out yesterday for a trial trip in
a sloop for which Campion had been
npo-otiating. "Rheumatism Jack" was
nf Th nnrtv was near the
nontpr bnov at the mouth of the chan
nel when it was discovered that the
bn.it. was making water in great rate.
.without delav the sloop was put about
for the harbor. All hands baled, but
the flood gained headway rapidly. It
was decided to make for the reef back
of the lighthouse. Campion and Car-
rprf to swim. "Rheumatism
Jack" announced that he was helpless
nnri wMiiiii not be able to
ill HIUC1 CllJlVi
ronrh shore. The other two men said
tmv him in somehow. Just
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in thp nick of time a native boatman
ramp alonsr. 'At this stage Campion
and Carlyle were picking up the oars
qot. thp sinkinar sloon. The
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nntivp. warned them that there were
sharks in the vicinity and the two
-i-nnno- mpn lost bo time in joining
"Rheumatism Jack" in the boat of the
native. The sloop that was to be pur-
oi lioa nt thp. bottom of about
thirtv feet of water. An attempt win
v n,iQ tri misp hpr. .Carlyle ana
utr lining ' i '
cnmninn are congratulating tnem-
,QivM rn thpir pscane and "Rheuma-
tism .Tark" will eive a grand Juau next
Saturday in honor of the native boat
A Trip Aboard.
Dr. Maxwell expects 10 ieae ior Eu
rope on July 6. He will go by way ot
,i ir nrfior tn ponfpr with the
cutors of hs iate younger brother's
affairs, news of whose suuuen ueaiu
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Maxwell by the last mail.
Dr. Maxwell will then go to bondon
and will be some six weeks in Europe,
and will return to Honolulu in Octo
In Supreme Court.
A session of Supreme Court was
opened in the Judiciary Building with
the Chief Justice a..-i Associates r rear
whitino- nn the. bench. Three
CIHU. tri.in"o
cases were argued, as follows:
Wailuku Plantation Company vs.
Hale, water controversy.
Estate of C. Akana, land matter.
K. Holt, vs. Kaaukai, land matter.
There was quite an attendance of
attorneys upon the opening ot tne
court and the calendar was called as
usual. Cases in which Judge Hartweii
is counsel were postponed.
For one week. E. B. Kerr offer
sheeting?, table linen, pillow casings
nankins', dress goods, ribbon, lace;
embroideries and millinery at one-half
the cost price. Not only this but tne
whole stock goes at half price.
Baltimore and Company in
Manila Ml
Men So Well Known Here In Thick
of the Fray Note From
the Printer.
Harry Y
Humphrey, the printer of
S. Baltimore has a good
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many friends in Honolulu. Another
man of the ship who made friends
ashore here is J. A. Wisner, of
Capt. Derryraan's
marines. These
U. S. S. Baltimore.
two have published aboard the Balti
more a pamphlet of fourteen pages giv
ing some new matter on tne iamous
battle of Manila. The little book is a
very creditable production, with "Old
Glory" in correct colors on the first
page of the cover and this couplet on
the last page:
When the din of battle was o'er
Revenged were the boys of the Maine,
We had made the enemy lower
The flag of ancient Spain.
In enclosing the pamphlet to a
,i rm thp Advertiser. Mr. Hum-
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phrey writes a characteristic note
He says:
This little pamphlet will tell you
-ii ni.nnt ti,p v.nttip of Manna. ine
town is at our mercy. We are only
waiting for troops to occupy it after
wp tnkp. it. We are not having mucn
of a variety in the line of eating, but
all are well. The beer is all gone ana
lots of the bovs miss it. Please send
us a few Advertisers occasionally. We
want Honolulu news very much.
Following are some interesting ex
tracts from the work of Messrs. J. A.
Wisner and H. I Humphrey:
flppt ipft .Mirs Bay at 2 p. m.
Wednesday, April 27th, after this ship
had been taken on board tne u. fc.
Consul to Manila as passenger. That
evening our suspense was brougnt to
rinsP hv Cantain Dyer assembling
all hands on the quarter-deck, reading
us a statement from the i,oernoi
General of the Philippine Islands to
a Hong Kong newspaper, in which he
stamped the United States as a "Na
tion without a history, populated with'
thp srnm and offal of Europe, ana a
Nation capable of any dastardly deed,"
adding numerous other insults tenumg
to ignite a spark of hate for all tnat
was Spanish in the heart of even the
most conservative American, ue n
such bv right of birth or by adoption.
When 'Captain Dyer in closing said:
'Men we are now going to .Manna un
der orders from our Government to
r-nntnre and destroy the Spanish neer.
on,i ran r!o it." the ships company
fairlv went wild with excitement, the
.if was vent with loud cheers, ana
-hon hP added: "Jf I ever entertained
such a thing as a doubt about the
inv? of the Baltimore at a time liKe
hi it had been entirely removed,
and' I know now that we'll succeed,"
he was given three cneers witn a win.
He then introduced Mr. Williams, U.
S. Consul to Manila, who in a few well
chosen words told us about the situ
ation at that port and gave us a brief
outline of the work before us. He was
also loudly cheered. Everybody turn
ed in that night with his mind per
fectly at ease and if there was any
body among us that was the least
bit 'afraid, he did not show it.
We were now at sea steaming slow
Iv in the following order: Olympia,
Baltimore, Raleigh, Petrel, Concord,
and Boston, forming one column, and
the McCulloch, Nanshan, and Zafiro,
forming another to our starboard. The
time was taken up by getting every
thing ready, sending spare gear below,
throwing woodwork such as mess
chests, tables, benches and partitions
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overboard, securing and covering
boats, etc. On Saturday night wo
were nearing the entrance to Manila
Bav. and a .sham lookout was kent-
We were going in under cover of dark
ness and right below and in range of
their guns frowning down from forts
on both sides of the entrance. No
lights were shown except a stern
light on each ship. All hands were at
quarters and all guns loaded, with ex
tra charges ready at hand; every eye
was strained and every ear was on the
alert to catch the slightest sound. Now
and again lights could be seen Hashing
from the surrounding hill-tops and an
occasional signal llared up at one mo
ment to be swallowed by the unbroken
darkness the next. At twenty minutes
past twelve there was a sudden flash
inshore and abaft our starboard quar
ter, followed a second or two later by
a dull report and that peculiar awe
striking swishing sound of a flying
projectile the first shot had been fired
and the game was on! Owing to the
darkness or to the poor marksmanship
of the Spaniards, that shot flew wide
of its mark, as did two more fired
in rapid succession from the forts and
answered iby the Raleigh and Boston.
When day broke on that never to he
forgotten Sunday morning. May the
1st, Manila harbor Avith its handful
of merchant vessels bore right ahead,
and off our starboard bow we could
make out the enemy's fleet dimly
looming up in the early dawn lying
outside of Point Cavite, their forti
fied Navy Yard and general strong
hold. The Olympia was steaming
slowly at the head of the column, the
Baltimore a couple of ship-lengths
astern of her, and the balance of fleet
following. The McCulloch and the
transports were left standing off in
bay. The most critical moment of our
lives was drawing near, and when at
r.:0.-j the flagship made signal: "Pre
pare for general action," when the
Stars and Stripes were, broken at
every masthead and every peak, when
Captain Dyer solemnly pointing up at
the waving folds of "Old Glory," said:
"There it goes, men; we have an empty
stomach this morning, but we have
a full heart; now let us see, what we
can do under this flag," when every
man silently took his station, there
was nothing but grim determination
to "do or die" to be seen written on
every face. The Spanish were again
on the aggresive for nt oiiTt they fired
a shot from one of their forts, follow
ing it up by a regular fusilade from
their vessels and shore batteries. The
most of their shots fell short and a
few caried over us, dropping into the
ibay all around the ships, too far off
to do any damage, but yet too close
for comfort. We seemed in no hurry
to return the fire, and fully 25 minutes
were spent in maneuvering for posi
tion, the range being diminished stead
ily if slowly by our fleet steaming
closer and closer right in the teeth of
the enemy's fire. Those minutes seem
ed hours, and some our men were ac
tually begging permission to shoot.
At last the first shot was fired by our
ships at about 0,000 yards range, and
the battle was on in earnest. A small
torpedo boat was seen to emerge from
the shore making for our transports
at a hieh rate of speed. The second
ary batteries of our ships were made
to bear on her, shells fell around her
n a veritable shower, and finally
turning she was rung nigh and dry
on the beach and abandoned. Our
fleet was now steaming back and forth
off Cavite Bay, making three "legs"
to eastward and two to westward,
forming a large figure "S" and deliver
ing broadside after broadside with
snlendid results. All this time the
enemy's vessels Reina Christina (flag
ship), Castilla, moored head and stern
with port battery in use, Don Antonio
de Ulloa, Isla de Cuba, lsla de Euzon,
th elarge transport Mindanao and a
number of smaller gunboats were
keeping a steady fire, the smaller ships
retreating inside of mole several times
during action. The forts were not idle
but kept thundering forth their tribute
with no noticeable effect. The enemy s
f!re seemed to be concentrated on the
Baltimore, and she was hit six times.
A 4.7 inch armor piercing shell punc
tured our side on main deck line, tore
up the wooden deck and, striking the
steel deck under this glanced upwads,
went through after engine-room hatch
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