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VOL. IV., NO. 209.
HONOLULU, HAWAII TERRITORY, SUNDAY, DECEMBER ?o. 1906. FOURTEEN PAGES.
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Cla VUtter. Trader nt 01 CoaerMot March 3, 1S7.
Some Police Officials
Who Will Lose
There is no likelihood whatever that
Harry Murray will be retained as chief
clerk of the Sheriff's office when sher
iff Brown give3 way to Sheriff -elect Ia
ukea. Harry Murray, as well as Henry
Vida, the Assistant Sheriff, and many
of those occupying clerical positions
are slated to go, and in many instances
their places have already bee"n tenta
There are a large number of appli
cants for Harry Murray's position.
Murray, as chairman of the County Re
publican Committee, could hardly ex
pect to be retained under a Democratic
Sheriff. The same is true with the
position of Henry Vida, which may not
be filled directly. It is understood that
the place has been offered to one or
two persons, and at least one has de
clined the offer.
In the Deputy Sheriffs office there
may be several changes. Kaleiopu,
who was elected to the Legislature,
will naturally have to vacate. There
may be one or two changes among the
turnkeys and among the receiving
clerks. It is certain that at least one
captain of police is slated to go ana
that his position is already filled.
ThP detective force will undergo a
complete change from top to bottom,
Rose and the Leals being numbered on
the dead list. Among this force are sev
eral so-called "specials" under pay, in
cluding Hawaiians and Asiatics. Apa-
na, the Chinese policeman, is doomed to
th iit Jimmie Bovd may expect to
get the same keen edge. There are
sure to be changes in the harbor police.
Pete Baron, put on as a special just
before election, will undoubtedly be
among the "has beens" after the first
Tuesday in January.
Sheriff-elect Iaukea will, according to
custom, call in all police commissions
and badges and. keys to telegraph
boxes, and reissue the same to those
whom he will put on his own list. It
is quite likely that, during the coming
week. Col. Iaukea will spend some time
at the police station to learn something
of its workings under the direction of
Knights Will Occupy
Their Quarters tyext
Sometime in February the Knights of
Pythias will move into their new hal!
in the Harrison block, corner Fort and
The Pythians, comprising three flour
ishing lodges, have leased the entire
second or upper floor. The lodge room,
which will be one of the largst in
Honolulu, will occupy about half the
floor at the Waikiki end of the build
ing. The other half, fronting on Fort
and Beretania streets, will be used as
a recreation hall and will be rented
for entertainments, dances, etc.
The furnishings for the lodge room
and anterooms will be elaborate. The
Pythians anticipate having one of the
most complete and ornate lodge halls
in the Territory.
The banquet hall will have a capa
city of about 150 guests.
The Pythian lodges now occupy the
old lodge room known as Harmony
hall on King street opposite the Young
hotel. Besides these there are the
Eagles, Sons of St. George, Masters
and Pilots Association and one or two
other associations, all of which will ac
company the Pythians to the new hall.
The hall will be used every night in
the week and on Sundays as well.
SAVED THE XINEO
W, B, C4STLE JBS
June 10 This Is the first day
1 have to write in my log since
I began to take charge of the
-wheel. I have suffered terribly.
Many times I could have cried;
but then, sailors don't cry, and
I was really the only sailor on
the ship, for none of the others
knew how to steer. I can't
write any more tonight, but
now that father is getting bet
ter I will have more time.
Thus wrote little ten-year-old Nellie
May Patten, daughter of Captain F.
W. Patten of the big seven-masted
schooner Kineo. posting up her log
after one of the most trying experi
ences and the greatest display of pluck
and bravery ever recorded of a little
girl. Lashed to the wheel of the great
schooner she nad guided' it for four
days through the thick of a hurricane.
For two weeks sue was the skipper of
the vessel, the only soul on deck who
knew anything of navigation, the one
to whom the bearded sailors looked for
orders and upon whose skill and judg
ment they depended.
Below deck lay Captain Patten,
wounded by a splinter from the main
mast and worn out by the anxiety he
had been put to through the scourge
of beri-beri having broken out aboard
his vessel. With him, nursing her hus
band and in desperate fear lest the
disease should also have seized him,
was the mother. All depended upon
lashed to the wheel,
i MlUULlilg IIU I IIKT-L UlUCia cw.va ' - P
ing by her brave example the few sail
ers able to work.
Coffee and bread were served to her
at her post and to the sailor lashed
t ; A . . i , -i i,-hnc0 stT-nsrt h she
T(- hlrl' UWKJ ira, m-" . o
aepenciea in nuiuing me '".xi ...
or turning it as she directed. The cof-
j fee and bread was not of the best, for
H HIT aBE c-
Fire in Los Angeles -Lodz
Scene of Terrorism, Murder
(Associated Press Cablegram.) f
ST. PETERSBURG, December 30. It is reported that the his
tory of the Russo-Japanese war written by General Kuropatkin has
been confiscated by the authorities.
SWANZY'S COLLIE EATEN
AT VOLCANO ROAD LUAU
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x-. Dwanzy lost a valuable collie I the Volcano road. In that home he
dog just after his arrival in Hilo last ! found no dog, but he did find under the
week, and from the best evidence ob- 1 ??OUSe' some of the bone9 of a do that
ta.naw. if ..ihad apparently just recently been the
w"? "ie wi4Sj main feature of a luau. There is no
eaten. ine dog strayed away from
the Volcano house, and as soon as its
absence was noted attempts were made
to recover It. Not only by advertising
but by employing assistance, Mr.
Swanzy made every effort to find the
animal. The result was a peculiar dis
covery by one of the men employed.
The doy was seen on the Volcano
road, being dragged at the end of a
rope by a native. A Japanese who had
been hired to look for the naimal
searched various places, and finally
traced the dog to a certain home along
direct evidence, but a strong presump
tion exists that the remains in ques
tion are those of the lost collie.
Mr. Swarzy's collie, besides being a
well bred dog of considerable value
was a family pet, and the loss of the
animal is greatly regretted by him
self and family. The fact that the dog
appears to have been Vaptured and
etiien majtes tne incident a very un
usual one. Tht"-e is still a slight hope
that , the animal is alive and will be
found, but it is. v-ed as almost
wciiaui mm me co e -.as used for a
luau. Hawaii Hera;.
An Eastern paper says: The Har
vard College Library has just received
a complete set, 635 numbers, of the
Spectator, published in the early part
of the eighteenth century. Before the
set which Harvard has acquiretl was
discovered it was thought that no com
plete set existed. Of the first series,
the Harvard Library, the Bodleian Li
brary at Oxford University, and the
British Museum had complete ses, but the little girl
no complete file of the second series
was known. For years the British Mu
seum has offered a large sum for such
a. set, but seach for it was fruitless.
It was by chance that Harvard stum- j
bled across the complete set
belonged to a Mr. Bement of Phila
delphia, and along with a part of his
collection was turnso over to oSe-; f h crew tQ succumb
bach & Co. for sale. Uhls firm deals . ..... wna tl nnflk But the dcl
j did not cry, sailors do not cry. not until
her mother came on deck days later
SAY POISONERS GET
BEST OF TREATMENT
with the news that father was getting
better and would be on deck in a few
days. Then she sought her mother's
in nictures and was unaware of the 1
value of the volumes.
The set was listed in their catalogue
at $500 and was discovered there by W.
R. Castle, instructor in ingiisn, ana.
uriiduen . f , i lap and broke down.
player, who is a collector of rare vol-, Thg Kineo reached Philadelphia two
umes. They called attention to the A d , h d out from Ha-
find. and without delay uu was semi , - . , up
am iost bv the owners. Throughout the
voyage the sKipner s
to Philadelphia, and the books came to
Cambridge. The set is worxn many skinner's little daughter
times what the college paid for it, be-1 conscientiously kept a log-a continua
sides being one of the biggest literary j Qf diarv sne had kept at home
discoveries of recent years. To aaa to gfe dayg Qf thg Ancient Mariner,
the value of the collection the binding maybe gince tne log of Noah, no
was done by Reviere. more remarkable, more touching or
"" " ' ' rrore vital record of those who have
BAB CRAMPS ANX DEOWNED. ! ne doxvn to the sea in ships has been
the written tnan in;ii ui imo
i oVriT-.nr.r- whn MM the Kineo
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a Japanese saiior, iwunsu -im from g. jr. examiner
Another drowning accident in
harbor was reported yesterday morn
ing. a Japanese sailor, named Toma
Ichi Sin, having lost his life the night
before. The body of the drowned man
was ;ound floating near the ship soon
LIQUOB TO A MINOR.
Detective Harry Lake, of the Coun-
after the notification of the accident ty Attorney's department, and John
According to cap- Martln agent of the Anti-Saloon
Leaeue, were instrumental in securing
had been given out
tain Stinson, the man nao Deen msi
seen leaning over the rail shortly after
six o'clock. Then he disappeared over
board and an alarm was given. Be
fore any help could come to him, how
ever, the man had sunk from sight. It
is supposed that he had slipped over
board with the intention of swimming
Hshnrp ami desertine and
taken with cramps. This supposition
the arrest of Ah Choy, of the Flag oi
All Nations saloon, last night. The
carge registered against him is that of
selling liquor to a minor. The minor
in question is a small boy who was
i?iven money and sent into the saloon
had been for beer. Lake and Martin waiting out
side. As soon as they heard tne casn
is borne out by the appearance of the register ring the tw
joint, getting mere i.i muc i-
boy picking up his change. He had two
bottles of beer under his arm. The
case seems to be a good one from the
Anti-Salooners' standpoint and they
expect to secure a conviction when Ah
Choy comes up for trial tomorrow
body when found, it being drawn up
in a cramped position, with every'
muscle tense. An inquest into the
death will be held at half past one
o'clock this afternoon, the haste being
necessary because of the desire of Cap
tain tlno:i to get to sea as soon as
Charlie Santos, who has for some
time past had a unique opportunity of
studying the treatment of prisoners in
Oahu Jail, disagrees with statements
in a letter published by an evening pa
per yesterday, to the effect that con
victs are poorly fed and subjected to
The letter was signed Philip Naone
but Santos said last night that it was
written not by Naone, but- by a man
who used to be a trusty and who was
recently put to work with the Moiliili
gang on account of some: trouble he
had with a guard.
"The prisoners are very well
treated," said Santos, "and have no
cause for complaint whatever. All
are treated alike in the matter of
meals, except the trusties, who fare a
little better than the rest. The food is
plentiful and good. The treatment of
prisoners by the prison guards is also
As proof of his assertions Santos stat
ed that during the eleven moi is he
consumed in doing his "bit," he gained
fourteen pounds in weight, notwith
standing1 that he was working with an
outside gang all the time.
At least seven Hawaiian appeals are
to be argued before the Federal Su
preme Court at the approaching ses
sion. One is the Kalpu habeas corpus
case from the local Federal court, the
president of the Board of Health being
Another is the claim of the Hawaiian
Board against the Territory for com
pensation in money equaling the value
of the Lahainaluna school property. In
this case the issue is whether or not
the abandonment of religious teaching
in a school that has passed into the i
nnblie school svstem constitutes a for-
nisheeing of their wages for collection
of perosnal taxes. Judge Dole decided
Cotton Brothers & Co.'s appeal from
the local Supreme Court affirming judg
ment for $25,000 against them for the
loss of a Government dredge while
leased to them is still another Terri
torial case. The Territory in all cases
will be represented by attaches of the
Department of Justice.
W. W. Bierce. Ltd., vs. C. J. Hut
chins et al. makes the seventh case
mentioned. Plaintiff having elected to
secure payment for railroad material
furnished to the now defunct Kona Su
gar Co. by one mode of procedure was
held by the Hawaiian Supreme Court
to he estopped from further remedy by
another mode. At the time of decision
appeals did not lie in civil causes, ir
which no Federal law was involved,
from the Territorial to the Federal
Supreme Court, but the plaintiff se
cured the passage of an amendment to
the Organic Act, as a rider to an ap
propriation bill, allowing such appeals
when property of more than $5000 was
BY AN OLD HOUSE
M. W. McChesney & Sons yesterday
made an assignment for the benefit of
their creditors to F. T. P. Vv'aterhouse.
As there are few creditors it is be
lieved there will be no resort the
Mr. YVaterhouse had not figured out
the assets and liabilities when seen,
therefore could not give any statement
in that regard. He is taking steps to"
sell the firm's coffee plant and the
leasehold of the business premises on
The McChesneys' firm is one of the
oldest general merchandise and com
mission houses in Honolulu. Its trou
bles originated in connection with the
now extinct Kona Sugar Co. Fred. W.
McChesney, the elder of the sons, met
his death on that company's plantation
by falling between cane cars while in
specting the fields. Since then Jesse
M. McChesney has conducted the firm's
business here, the head of the firm
having removed to San Francisco some
The firm has also been doing business
in San Francisco, but whether or not
separately from its Honolulu business
can not here be stated. Besides the cof-
and Riot -Emperor Aids Pope.
(Associated Press Cablegrams.)
SAN FRANCISCO. December 30. The American-Hawaiian
steamship Mexican was successfully launched here yesterday.
CELEBRATED NOVELIST A BRIDE.
TOKIO, December 30. Secretary Wheeler of the American
Embassy was married yesterday to Miss Hallie Erminie Rives, the
celebrated American novelist.
Miss Rives is known best to American readers through her novel
"The Castaway," of which Lord Bryon is the hero. Her treatment
of the life of the poet and her apologies for his lapses from the
conventional excited a great deal of attention at the time of publication.
DURAND SAILS FOR HOME.
WASHINGTON, Dece-iber 30. Sir Henry Mortimer Durand,
the British Ambassador, sailed for England yesterday.
Sir Henry M. Durand has not been as successful at Washing
ton as had been hoped by his home government and he has been
recalled. His successor is said to be the Right Honorable James
Brvce, who recently refused to be raised to the peerage.
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EMPEROR AIDS THE JPOPE.
ROME, December 30. Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria and
Cardinal Vashary have donated four hundred thousand dollars in
order that the Pope may meet the difficulty to the church brought
about through the enforcement of the Separation Law in France.
TERRORISM CLOSES POLISH FACTORIES.
LODZ, Poland, December 30. Factories employing a total of
one hundred thousand hands have been closed here as a result of
the terrorism prevailing. Thirty-two persons have been murdered
or killed in the conflicts which prevailed.
WARREN ORDERED TO SEA.
SAN FRANCISCO, December 30. The army transport War
ren has been ordered to prepare to sail for China, carrying supplies
to the famine districts of Kiangsu.
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BIG BLAZE IN LOS ANGELES.
LOS ANGELES, December 30. Fire destroyed property to
the value of $300,000 here yesterday.
JAPANESE LEGISLATORS AT WORK.
TOKIO, December 30. The Emperor has opened the Diet.
AFTERNOON CABLE REPORT
ROME, Italy, December 29. Cardinal Cavegnas is dead and
Trippei is dying.
SAN FRANCISCO, December 29. Five persons were injured
iere today by falling walls, two fatally.
SEATTLE, Washington, December 29. A strike is imminent
among coast ship officers here, except masters, for increased wages.
VALPARAISO, Chile.. December 29. A violent earthquake
shock and two slight shocks were felt here on Thursday. No dam
age was done.
WASHINGTON, D. C, December 29. Secretary of War Taft
says he is not a candidate for President. He declares that he would
not refuse to run for the office if nominated.
SAN FRANCISCO, December 29. Revolution, a Japanese
paper published in Berkeley, advocates the overthrow of the Mikado,
the President and the King as representatives ot capital, ine paper
is unhesitating as to the means which shall be employed to bring
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE
REV. JAMES C. BEISSEL
feiture of a contractual condition of the
transfer of the school from the board
, the. dovprnment. which required that fee-clearing adjunct of the house.
the school should never impart any was heavily engaged in soap-making
tpaohinz inconsistent with the faith of , FOme years ago. Its general merchan-
missionary fathers. D. L. With-! dirse transactions were at one period
ington and J. W. Catbcart w:ll appear
against the Territory in this case, also
in two tax appeals of the Rapid Tran
Tullett vs. Inter-Island Steam .Navi
gation Co turns on the question of
whether the Federal law against the
attachment of seamen's wages will pro
tect inter-island sailors from the gar-
Editor Advertiser: How is the word
As If spelled "shofer" with the ac
cent on the "o."
Eev. and Dear Sir: In a letter to the Star printed in the issue of
December 29, you have the following statement: "The Church of England
which came into existence by an Act of Parliament."
Not for the ouroose of controversy, but on behalf of historical truth and
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accuracy, I would respectfully ask you to state the Act of Parliament
which you refer.
HENRY B. RESTARIOK,
Bishop of Honolulu.
Honolulu, T. H.. Dec. 29, 1906.
Towards midnight Honolulu was visited by a thunderstorm which seemed
to come from the direction of Maui. Ughtning was vivid but the thunder was
not especially loud. A great deal of rain fell in a short time, some of the
rnsts being furious. It is years since Honolulu had such an electrical storm.
I Joshua D. Tuc