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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER:! HONOLULU, NOVEMBER 9 1900. pacific Hardware LIMITED. Importers f Plumfoin Good lO 'v m ( DIRECT FROM MANUFACTURERS ONLY Company, s WE CARRY THE HIGHEST CLASS GOODS. f r:c , L. Molt Iron Works, New York. IN TRANSIT-i,o Marble Lavatories. - The Wolff Manufacturing Company, Chicago. ' 225 Bath Tubs, The Standard Manufacturing Company, Pittsburg. 450 Water Closets, etc., etc. Soil Pipe in Carloads. T.UN' -IKIC COAT PI?"c" PRIVATE SENSATIONAL ASSERTIONS, PLUMBING GOODS BROUGHT TO HONOLULU IN LARGE QUANTITIES ARE SOLD BY US AT A flodest Request! " :o:- wii.:n a man vi!m:M to hpf.nd vkry little money. S, V T ' lM: TALK tOf) OP AM HKINi? GRAVE OR FUNNY, ur : : m i ? at iih own plight request. JM'KK TIIK HONOLULU HELL CIOAR. niir it H I'NttoUUTEDLY THE VERY BEST. Pv r.:l ft.iiier fr Five Cents. J. J. Plonsky, L2 M.TItIi:lTtIl. TERRITORY OP IIAWAIL Strawberry Season N not now. Hut wo Hrva thom daily at our Fountain, ih iciouH tro ('ream. :o:- HONOLULU DRUG QO. Von Unit r.lock, Kinj? St. AS TOLD BT A The Story of Santiago's Fall. ' S KEEPER'S TALE MQRRO Translation of Curious Account of the Sea Fight by Eve-Witness of it. A Lorg Sweet Smoke Oavid Lawrence & Co. AGENTS, 532 Fort Street. A FISH EXPERT TO BE SENT HERE BY THE GOVERNMENT Will Investigate Island Resources and Correct , Abuses. Plumbers' Supplies BY J Kl i It 0(1.4. Otto A. Blertach JANUARY 1. lflftl. there is a nossibiliiv of 'lsheries Commission being sent here from Washington to investigate- the fishing resources of the Islands. Secretary of the Territory Cooper received in the last mail a letter from the Fish Commission informing him that although this investigation was contemplat ed, the Department hud formed no definite plans. The letter intimates that a re ply to Mr. Cooper's letter forwarded from here in August had been answered to thr Iepartment of the Interior. If the Interior Department forwarded the communication- Sir. Cooper failed to receive it. Mr. Cooper feels quite encouraged by the Department's reply. He feels that the present methods of the Japanese and Chinese fishermen will be frowned down upon by the Federal authorities and that measures will be promulgated to pro tfet the fish preserves from wanton destruction. The investigation proposed by 1 he Commission also means the propagation of foreign species in these waters. The letter read as follows: United States Fish and Fisheries Commission, Washington, October 24, iifM. The Honorable Secretary of the Territory of Hawaii. Sir: Your communication of October 9 has been received. On August 23, in reply to a letter enclosing your communication to the Department of the Interior of August 3. this Commission had the honor to address the Secretary of the Inte-rju-a follows: . 'This1 Commission lias uii'def consideration "the matter "of tne fnyestigation 6f the fisheries and fishery resources of Hawaii with a view to making recommenda tions for their improvement, if possible; but the work cannot be undertaken be fore January 1; the matter has not taken definite form. This Commission will be pleased to communicate further on this subject with the authorities of Hawaii at a later date." This letter has doubtless reached you by now and the Commission is not In a lositlon t say anything more definite at present. Respectfully, W. DE P. RAUEUIL. Deputy Commissioner. Great Variety of loves AND . r ,f if . v, ;V, 'Mr frmr$ Boners an1 Kitra Castings for all stom JOI-I NOTT, 7S" Hawaiian Hi 79 KINO ST. 'STTMcphonc Ho. li. ::SpUregeas Hawaiian Views on Silk Fans MAUI IN JArH. J M. Hood Souvenir to Take Home With You AT., K. ISOSHIMA. KINO BTHBET. ABOVE BETHEL Albert V. Wright, one of Roosevelt's Hough Riders, and the first man of the army to hoist tht flag on Cuban soil, who is on his way to Manila on board the United States transport , Port Stephens, no In this port, lias In hia possesvion A. curious translation of th report made to the Spanish Govern ment by the- lighthouse-keeper at El Morro, Santiago d Cuba, concerning the naval engagement between the American and Spanish fleets. I This Is a Spanish version of the af fair, and has never before been pub- j lisned In the English language. W right ...... , . kn wm 1 two marines rrom the Vlscaya. I he fir- fleet was completely lost. At 12 v m got hold of a copy of the. report while, ln., K(..ilnir too hot for tne otHt.er. he ran JuIv 4th nn orLr a yl llS . he was In Cuba with the Rough Rid- off with his two marines, dropping his ernor to sink the Reina Mercedes in the rs. He had a translation made of ltfwor'l while Jumping a wire fence and channel to prevent the Americans getting I r i i . : i t 1. iri.w -1 J , .1 1 1 1 . . hv nm Hubert rip rhnn.lon. ,l"llul"1 'ex. m uanior snouiu mey attempt it; It ,. . 1 " " ' - i"iu uc uuiif, iiowever, on account The Morro lighthouse-keeper, Luis for the port. The officers and soldiers of the Texas firing on her. On the 5th the T.op-Z by name, prefaced his report became vrj much alarmed and began to Governor gave orders for the residents to with an account of the troops station- ''" r f d,,,t "ot !,nvf l " the Americans were go- their fl.ig. and tielieved them to be Amer- ing to bombard It. which was effected by el at Morro C astle and also went Into fi,n. The oniy ones who kept their sta- two of their ships. This continued until details concerning the sinking of the Hons were Major Ros, four marines from the 17th, when Gen. Linares surrendered Merrlmac. The following Is an exact KH',il Mercedes and the lighthouse- .to the American General, the Morro be- htcprr. im nirrcacning nearer ine snips ing turned over to a captain and twenty opy of the original report as trans- w,r, w.,.n to ,eIong to the Spanish fleet r.v men of the American cavalry by Lited by the above mentioned I? commanded by Admiral Cervera. Then Lltut. Quintana and Lieut. Agulrre of Choudens. Those familiar with the rv r'UM,v f gan to reapnear and shout the artillery. Dated and signed: Morro, . , i.. ... wnn tru e: -tmrran tor hpain: liurran tor Sept. 20. 1!W, L gJithouse-Keeper. Luis story of the fight off Morro Castle will r,,,a:r: nlirrah for the 8;.anUh fle.nsHbr-i.opox. 1 ' be" able to detect various misstate- rah for Adm'ral Cervera!" On the 2nth The Sinking of the Merrimac The ments mad- by th Spaniard In his of M,,y an Kngllsh steamer came to- ( Merrimac came into the harbor at half- , rt, wards port and the San Luis gave her a past three on the morning of June . On Troops Statlonel at Morro Castle The RnKllshman put on all steam to get awaj-, ' opened fire, to which the cruiser Relna troops stationed at Morro Castle number- l"it the San Luis soon got within eight Mercedes, the torpedo boat Pluton, which f 2i" sold It. l'O of the t-longlng to rr.lles of her and on firing a shot at her, was in the hay called Nisperos, and the the H.cond Hittalion of Cuba and 12". be- xne tiovc to ami surrendered. It was re- batteries of Kstrella and and Punta Gor- teen srtlllerymen. sruerrlllas and from liovcd by everybody at the Morro that cla arswered. The two tornedo mines in the Knglneers orp. The commander of seme cf the Spanish ships would get out the channel were also exploded. The raft. the fort was Don Antonio Ro. The or- in tier defence as soon as they knew wnat which the Merrimac had at her stern was nVr under him were Lieut. Antonio ns taking plnie. and on seeing triey did , destroyed and the small launch, which tjulntana. Captain Antonio Anton, tnree noi no so, i.r lear or tne American was doing service for the cruiser Almir- lieutenants more and a major and two rouauron ting near, all the omcers and ante f)qtiendo, was damaged. II. utenants of guerrillas. At the same soldiers at the Morro exclaimed: "They a short distance behind the Merrimac time, as prisoner, we had In the Morro are afraid of the enemy! Our marines J came two boats with men, who were to i major of guerrillas named Catelr and r rownrds!" have picked up Capt. Hobson and his sev- three captain of same. The chief of the a powerful fi.-et was sighted on the 21st eii men. As soon as they saw the raft battery was Col. Ordones and under him of May. composed of the Indiana. Iowa, was destroyed they pulled outside the were two lle-itenant. named respective- ; w York, Rr oklyn, Texas, Massachu- entrance, firing against the Morro. The ly. Agulrre and Smches, both of vhom s.tts, a transport carrying coal, and ofT:cer3 In the Morro believed and affirmed w.re wounded In the first encounter. veral other.. As soon a Admiral Cer- that they had runken a Snanlsh ship and l.!ewt. Sanrhes was afterwards sent io vera knew of the presence of the enemy, mat it pronaoiy was tne one they were Punt Gord battery with six artillery- h came to th,- Morro with all of the of- expecting with the convoy. They asked tnt-n and four marlr.es from the cruiser ft rs of his ships and was soon convinced me, the lighthouse-keerer. If it was a R.lnii Mercedes. The Socapa battery was of the strength of the American fleet and Sranish boat and I replied that It was mrnned by two officer, one sergeant and the weakness of his. The Governor of American. "You are wrong" and "How marines from the Relna Mercedes and Santiago, Gen. Linares, who was also do you know" they said. . I answered that si artillerymen. On the 6th of June four present, said to Admiral Cervera: "We I had seen the American flag on her. We artillerymen were killed In the Socapa cunnot deny It; the American 8pjadron were yet disputing about It when a mes- bnttery, on of them dlsariar,r'K' 80 Is powerful." ff ge came from the Reina Mercedes stat- crmpletely that the only vestige found Admiral Cervera, fearir.g the Ameri-JIng that they had eight prisoners from of him next day was a leg. There were c:.ns might aUempt to enter the harbor, the sunken vessel. On board the Relna present at th Morro two lieutenants gave order to put his ships in line oi ,Mercedes the men were given dry clothes, and four marine more from the Reina tire with the entrance, putting the Cris- , water to bathe themselves and breakfast. Mercedes, who helped the lighthouse- tobal Colon, which was the best in the! After taking their declarations, the offl- kerper In the Signal Service. At the tor- ftVet. directly in front of the entrance , cr rs of the Reina Meredes asked: "How peoo station on the beach were two offi- protected by the Punta Gorda battery, was it. Capt. Hobsen, you had the cour- cts and six marines from the ucma r-0r two days the ships lay in mis posi-arc io come into the-harbor?" Hobson Merced., to whom the movements oi tion. and then the Indiana fired on tnem rrpnea: 1 here are 100 more on board who American fleet were communicated ny at 2:3rt p. m., making them get back to .would do the same." The Spanish officers ephone from above. their original anchorage. The bay was ccount of the tight. m ine iin i.omrmrded every day ana me snwunK iMsy two steamers were slgnted twelve was. pretty accurate and erreciive. un miles from shore or. better said, from the th- 6th of Juno the ships directed their Morro. one of which fired, .tine or me rire against the harbor, the .Morro, so steamers was the San Lnts. The Morro capa and Punta Gorda batteries. In the w,ia not able to answer the fire at tne Vorro. Col. Ordonez was wounded and t'me. as the only mounted gun was not killed, as well as Lieut. Tejedljo and two ;had to the officers of the Relna Mercedes. ready for use. The next day, the istn, noldlers. one from the artillery and tnej.ne Spaniards said: "One h3S to be a ith two steamers came to within two other from the Knglneers Corps. A shell j brave man to do what Capt. Hobson has mllet from the Morro ana rparei i - oursi in ine nocapa uanery, tuning a cor- (none; u is not every man who exposes Patent Washout Closets.. Enameled Lavatories. 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In company with the lighthouse- until the 7th. and on the 15th the ships k.eper. asked him wnat ne moiigm i again oienca int-ir ore. himself ta such dangers." Capt Hobson was given every uttentlon. He had a room In the Morro with a window In it, through which he could look out, and had ments. After looking shell from the Ilrooklyn fell nn board h wished to, could have made signals to '1TATr. TltAf.w -i.w ..- u..fin Islands, will deliver all Tr,'? tu .....i mss to Pan Francisco. Goods ' f,rZ u"n lm know t th nrni. r woo wi htis. M" Francisco. I HIE MHWiffi t, . "ARKKT AVn iTurrrt BAM FRANCISCO. 1 Him rrptM post r'rt f request. mmmmtmmtmrt of Jwlrr ol "Ptr4 t fvrnish rrtal de!n. ' "Hi.. sses. the lighthouse-keeper the Relna Mercedes, killing the second were taking up the ca- commanding officer, two officers and nine Me. The officer reported same to .Major marines and wounding one ofn" r ana five Ro. who came to Inspect for himseir, and murines. On the 2sth of June sixty ves- ss!d: "We will fire on them, as those are :n.j cam into sight, bringing American the only orders I have." They could only troops, who were landed tre net day at fire two rounds, as after that the only DaWpi'rl. one of the ships protecting the n mounted became useless. 1 ne seam- landing. From this date the ficht con tinued by. land and sea. Kl Caney. a small town, was taken on July lt, and on the 21 General Vara del Rey was killed. At 9:."0 a. m. July 3d Cervera's flet lifted atichor, the Infanta Maria Teresa leading and commencing the fire against the Tex as, which answered the fire. Those nt FT 1 1 r answered with more than lio rounds, which wefV counted by Major Ros. Some of the shots damaged the sema phore signal and one shell entered the house occupied by Lieut. Quintana. which, had It exploded, would have killed three officers who wre there at ' the the American fleet That same day a small tug, the Colon, was sent out under flag of parliament, in forming the fleet that Hobson and his men were prisoners and were safe. From the fleet, clothes and money were sent them. After a few days Hobson and his seven men were taken to the city bar racks known as Cuartel Relna Mercedes. LJJIS LOPEZ. . AN EXTRA CHARGE. "Here, waiter, you have charged for three soups instead of two." "Yes, sir; lime. All iii """' v..-, n.v .uui ru r .l w one lurnifin nnai piiik hiiu . . - n-.'""' 9" rrrmmw 7 JnVerwsIr ret Of New only ones remaining being Major Jios. another go on shore. The battle lasted ,s " 1 '1 nr. 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