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ETOL. XXXVIL, NO. 6428.
HONOLULU, HAWAII TERRITORY, MONDAY, " MARCH 16, 1903.
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THE BODY OF PRINCE ALBERT KUNUIAKEA LYING IN STATE.
(Photo by Davey.)
KILLS WOMEN ' "
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The last of. the line of Kamehameha whose memory was honored with allowing close upon
the Great is at rest with hia fathers
state funeral yesterday. Though the
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The citizena of Honolulu, without dls-
all time, there is a sentiment yet in
tlnctJoa to race, turned out yesterday the mInds Qf many gOQd pwple of the
to pay the last honors to Prince Albert islands that holds the days of the
Kuauiakea and to his line, at the state monarchy dear, and a sentiment in the
funeraj of the Prince. Vlme was, and minds of all citizens that the blood of
, Kamehameha was worthv of all honor,
not so many years ago. when the name
Prince Albert had taken some part In
of the Kamehamehas stood for all that pubc alTalrs and ,t was an hon0rable
there was of might and kingly majesty; part. Those here of American blood
in these Islands. Time still is that th who knew him, honored the man for
name of Kamehameha is honored the his personal worth-and his own people
. , . . loved him as only Polynesians can love
whole world around. It Is only the
their chiefs. It was to show their love
name of a Polynesian chief, but St fof h,m that many came from tnelr
stands for progress and for the re-J homes in the distant hills to put them
demptlon of a race. It was the name of selves In the place of horses to draw
a man who, upon the stage that he was the honored body to the tomb. It was
to show their love for him that some
called to. played a part that made a
. ' - of them climbed the heights of Kaala.
nation of a congeries of related tribes the mogt lofty summlt on tnis rugg.i
scattered over a group of islands. It i,iandt to gather sprigs of myrtle to
was th name of a man who. upon a put upon his bier. It was to show ih-ir
wider stage, would have made history , ove that the young chiefs stood all
' night beside his body, waving the ka-
that might have changed the destiny , Qf their
of the world- leaders, and listening to the weird
Kamehameha had the genius for cnanting of the meles that told of his
tKnh h was but a savage. t birth and lineage, it was to snow ineir
melancholy f cult of the bier and its guardians In ah
of Hawaiian , almost unbroken line.-When the church
dirges came the music
singers, sad and pathetic, and sung as ; services had closed - the congregations
Cured Domestic Infelicity in Thirty
Four Cases by Giving the
Wives a Dose of Arsenic,
Prince of Wales Reported to Have Lost Heavily
When Cheated by French Marquise,
Whitaker Wright Arrested for Frauds
in London Castro Is Winning.
(ASSOCIATED FBES3 GABLEGBAtXS.)
.PHILADELPHIA, Pa., March 15. By the arrest of Hassey, a
negro voodoo doctor here today, there has been uncovered a series oi
the most atrocious crimes.
The charge against the negro is that during the term of his opera
tions, covering .two years, he has murdered thirty-four women. The
object in each case was the securing of the insurance upon the lives of
the women, by their husbands, he seeking out couples where the in
felicity of their married life jmade it possible for him to persuade the
man to employ' him to commit the murder.
The police say that Hassey charged $loo for disposing of a woman
linder these circumstances.
It every sweet note came direct from
the heart. Tall kahilis, some of black
and yellow feathers, indicative
mourning, other composed of white
feathers with tips of black surrounded
the bier. The latter kind were used ex
clusively by the kahili bearers to wave
over the casket. When the doors were
at length thrown open, about thirty ka
hilis were arranged about the bier.
Upon the casket rested feather ahu-
came to the Capitol- and viewed the
scene, and in the hour between 12 and
of l o'clock the crowd was so dense that
the people had to pass through the
chamber three abreast. Conspicuous to
the visitors were two handsome silk
Hawaiian flags draped over the en
trance and exit of the chamber. In the
long line which streamed through were
men and women of all stations in life
Kamaainas and mallhlnis rubbed el-
and the talent that has made great
kings. He was. before everything else
. warrior, but he was a strategist, also.
.nd a. statesman. There were other
"warriors of his people In his time, and
other strategists. There was none who.
as Kamehameha did. could have turned
to account the Instruments that destiny
sent in his way to accomplish his great
purpose of the union of these Islands.
Kamehameha did not despise the white
4 men. as the ravage so often does, be
cause hi sees them in possession of
agencies of power that have been de
nied to him. He used them and their
. talents to make himself and his people
' great. And the white men never used
Kamehameha for the furtherance of
any purposees of theirs. He was a
Hawaiian, but he was rlie greatest man
of his time In this region. He would
have been one of the greatest men of
his time, no matter where fate had cast
He ruled these islands, and his de
scendants ruled them but the last heir
of the line is gone. now. Prince Albert
was never king. His line lost the king
ship, and the kings had lost their
throne, before his "chance came. Per
haps. Indeed, he did not have it in him
to be king. ever. There are men. ap
parently born to high destiny, who are
kept from its achievement by some
quality or some lack within themselves
no other man can fathom. But Prince
Albert had high blood within him. and
the veriest scoffer at Island royalty
felt in his presence that the man was
conscious of his birth. Perhaps it was
bis Hr.e, more than the man himself, 1
love that they followed him to the
tomb, with bared heads and with faces
clouded with sorrow.
And there is sorrow now in many
a humble home, and will be sorrow for
many a day to Come- tr the last of
the Kamehamehas. But they have done
him, dead, all the honor that they
could. It fs some slight consolation to
these good people that the state has
rHtewist honored, with'all the pomp of
a public funeral, the man of their love.
It was a graceful thing for the tat? to
do that state whose deep foundations
were IaW by his great forbear.
SCENES ABOUT THE BIEU.
At dawn yesterday the preparations
for the formal lying in tate ceremonies
commenced and floral pieces and flow
ers and greens began to arrive. A
beautiful cross about five feet in height
and composed entirely of callas and
ferns was sent by George Rooke of En
gland, acousin of the late Queen Em-
r.-;rw Tin v M ICawananakoa sent
ulas, relies of ancient Hawaii. The bows, rich and poor, and it was as
huge funeral kahili at the head of the cosmopolitan as only' a Honolulu gath
bier was one of the flneet on view and ering can be. Officials, business men,
me siana wnicn neia u was arajea and strangers passed by and made a
with a silk crown flag of Hawaii. Be- scene which may but once or twice
fore this rested a crown draped in again be repeated in Hawaii
mourning. j At 1 o'clock the doors were ciosed
At 11 o'clock when the public might and when the last person In the passing
enter, the kahili-bearers were changed line had gone, the chief mourners were
and five men arranged on either side ' assigned to seats on the Ewa side of
of the casket, among them being Solo- ' the chamber. Officials of the govern
mon Hiram and his singers, and now ' ment, members of the Legislature and
and then they broke into melodies of friends of the family were given seats
Hawaii, alternating with the mele ! elsewhere. The pall-bearers stood in
chanters. A guard of honor from the
First Regiment, N. G. H., was posted
on the. outer square of, the kahilis, the
men standing at parade rest with fix
ed bayonets. Col. Soper, Captain
White. Captain Kenake, Captain Camp
bell. Captain Atherton. of the Gov
ernor's staff, all in full dress uniform
stood, tw-o at each end of the bier. In
one of the old throne room chairs plac
ed near the head of the casket, sat the
widow flanked by the mentor for the
CROWDS IN THRONE ROOM. -For
two hours the crowd passed into
the throne room and made a half clr-
Une on the Waikiki side of the throne
room, with John Baker, bearer of the
royal jewels, at one -end and Admiral
George Beckley at the other.
SERVICE OF THE CHURCH.
The clergy, of the Roman Catholic
church, preceded by crucifix and can
dle bearers, then filed into the cham
ber. Pro Vicar Libert taking his place
as officiating priest at the foot of the
bier. He .vas assisted by Fathers
Valentin and Stephen. The Catholic
choir was stationed in the mauka end
of the room Father Valentin Joining
that body and leading the singing. The
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ma. frince ja iu niia"w .--
a handsome wreath of pansies and
Prince Kalanfanaole's tribute was a
beautiful piece with gates ajar. Many
prominent residents and societies sent
tieces and the clusters of blooms.
Throughou: the night the ceaseless . 1iere are still holding
vigil of the kahili-bearers was kept
about the bier. At dawn chanters of
the meles of the Kamehamehas told
the genealogy of the late Prince and
his noble ancestors. The weird chants,
now pitched to a high key, now to a
lower, always monotonous ana oneu
rendered with almost indescribable ten
derness, filled the throne room. Fol-
Floods in Ohio and Mississippi.
(ASSOCIATED PKESS CABLEGRAMS.)
CIXCIXXATI, O., March 15. The Ohio river is stationary here
and the outlook seems to be that there will be no further rise. Reports
tell of heavy losses above this point us well as along the lines of the
tributaries, including the Kanawha and Big Sandy rivers.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 15. The flood situation here is serious.
Reports are of heavy damages along this side of the Mississippi as weil
as in the Red River bottoms.
XEV ORLEAXS. La., March 15. The flood tide in the Missis
sippi continues with many reports of heavy damage above. The levees
Whitaker Wright Charged With Fraud.
NEW YORK, March 15.- Whitaker Wright lias been arresteid
here on a charge of colossal frauds committed in London. y
For nearly two years the name of Whitaker Wright, one of the
best known company promoters of Europe, has been mixed up in
startling company frauds. On January "24th the Appeal Court, in Lon
don decided against Wright in a case where he was 6ued for damages
for an alleged fraudulent prospectus issued in connection with the
Standard Exploration Company, one of the numerous London and Globe
finance corporation undertakings. This was only a test case and the
decision against Wright was followed by an avalanche of similar claims
brought by the numerous shareholders of Whitaker Wright promoted
Wright was a director of the London and Globe Finance Corpora
tion, Limited. This concern failed on Dec. 29, 1000. Its failure caused
twelve other big concerns and many smaller ones to go to the wall.
Whitaker Wright was the head of dozens of companies organized
for West African mining and British Columbian ventures. He sur
rounded himself by members of the British nobility and through th;
use of their name, was able tc practically rule the London financial mar
ket. He counted his winnings by millions of pounds sterling, built him
self a marvelous country estate, and was looked upon as one of the
cleverest financiers of the dav.
In the straightening out of the London and Globe corporation's af
fairs he succeeded in keeping out of jail, but the authorities have now
probably unearthed Wright's work in the whole series of transactions.
He came to America recently in connection with his promotion busi
Robbers Shoot Up Restaurant.
PUEBLO, Col., March 15. Masked robbers held up the crowds
gathered in a down town restaurant at the dinner hour today. Two
men were shot when they endeavored to get away to summon assistance,
Wales Loses at Cards.
LONDON, March 15. It is reported that the Prince of Wales lost
3.500 at cards recently at the house of a French Marquise. The
French woman has been much admired and her home has been the
center for a rather sportive set for some time. She has been accused ;
of cheating and a scandal is imminent.
Hill Will Build to San Francisco.
SAN" FRANCISCO, March 15. It is announced that the Great
Northern will extend its line from Seattle down the Coast bv wav of
Portland to San Francisco. The exact route has not been fixed but it
is reported that the line will follow the coast rather than the. interior
Castro's Troops Still Winning.
CARACAS, March 15. The government troops have recaptured
Coropano after tnree hours of hard fighting. The rebels were forced to
retreat .toward the East leaving many dead. Sixty-three prisoners
were captured by the government forces.
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