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YOLTJ1TR I, NO. 45 HONOLULU, H. T., bATTntDAT, AUGUST 4, 1900.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
BE WiniESSED TIE
Colorado TVTin 1 1 Lib LCI J. fclJ.b i
of the Outbreak in
APPEALS OF NATIVE CHRISTIANS.
HUNDREDS OF BOXERS SLAIN
BY FOREIGN TROOPS IN
Thrilling Details of Fighting,' Escape
to Taku and the Bombardment
DBKVBR, Colo.. June 24. The Rev.
Robert Coltman, pastor of the Presbyterian
church at La Junta, Colo., arrived
here yesterday with his wife, direct
from Tientsin, China, where he
TrtfHBSurt the first raid by the Boxers
on Tientsin sad the bombardment of
the Taku torts by the foreign gun
boats. With his wife, he escaped from
Tientsin oa June 16 by military train
to Taku, going thence by sampan to
the Chinese steamer Fie Chan for
Shanghai. They were in Peking early
la May. where the Rev. Mr. Coltman
dined with Minister Conger and talked
ovw the situation with him.
"We went to China to visit my
daughter, wife of Professor Clifford of
the Imperial University at Tientsin,"
aid Iter. Mr. Coltman. "Then we went
to Pekint to risk my son, Robert
Jr., a physician resident there.
He is professor of medicine in the
"While in Peking Minister Conger
dined with my son, and wo had some
talk over the situation as it then presented
itself. The Boxers at that time
were drilling right in the streets of
Conger considered the danger as not
Peking, and I was apprehensive. .Mr.
partlfflRhrb' threatening, and seemed to
placeTjgSt credit in lue nsauruun
of the Tsung-H-Yamen. I told him I
did not agree with him, and ho assured
me that -there was no danger.
MOvont'aVmonth was spent by us at
lehisMjpimt is, until Juno 16. The'
Borers were more and more threatening,
and native Christians from .ill
.parts of the country began to flock to
the mission compounds at Tientsin.
They were in mortal terror of the
Borers, and, with all their worldly possessions
tied in small bundles, went
irom gate to gate, imploring the foreigners
to protect them. It was a
irftiable sight as thoy asked us with
tears in their eyes, 'What shall we do
when you go away? We shall all be
"Early in June American marines to
the number of 107 came to the American
Board of Foreign Missions compound
and oncamped. Captain Bowman
II. McCalla was in general charge
f the forces on land, and the marines
in the compound were in command of
BSusigu Daniel W. Wurtzbaugh.
"On the night of Saturday, Juno 9,
word having been received from the
at Poking that help must be
had at once, a meeting of consuls and
commanders was held at Tientsin.
Captain McCalla was the spokesman
lor the Americans. The Russian Consul
must have had the most adequate
conception of the troubles ahead, for
be declared that he would not undertake
to roach Peking with less than
15.100 man. The British ollkers were
Hfleut. When Captain McCalla was 4
called on for advice he said he had ad
vices that the lives of Americans were
ic jeopardy in Peking, and that he intended
to start the next morning to
their refM. whether the other forces
went or not. Then the British
and others agreed to go, aud
the result was the ill-fated expedition
under Admiral Seymour.
"After tho departure of Captain McCalla
and the forces, matters became
rapidly worse at Tientsin. Finally, on
the night of June 15th, soon after midnight,
the Boxers rose en masse and
set lire to the native chapels. French
Cathedral and many other buildings.
There was a terrific uproar among the
Chinese and foreigners, a reign oi terror.
The American marines were
aroused to arms, and all night stood
roadv to dofend the foreigners in the
compounds. Wo could hear musketry
and shouting n stance "! fife
after fire sprang up until we thought
the whole native city was going up in
"The next morning the bodies ox
about 100 Boxers were found lying here
and there. I saw numbers of bodies
dnvojred bv doss. Trenches
hastily 7, dug and the native f,
iborities gathered up the bodies by
ivlng ropes around tneir iogs ana
them off to burial That morning
hundreds of poor native Christians
huddled Into the mission compounds
and bogged for shelter. The foreign
non-combatants were all In a fever of
apprehension and most of them determined
to get away byhe first possible
.means. The natire Christians learning
this begged on their knees to bo saved
from the savagery of the Boxers.
"On the morning of the 16th Mr.
Clifford went to hire a tug to take us
to Taku, which is down the Pel-no
river twenty-eight miles. No tug could
lie had. The authorities prohibited Ue
departure of any vessel. We accidentally
learned that a military train was to
Jecve for Taku in forty-five minutes,
yermission was obtained to board the
train, and we hastily packed our belongings
and reached the train,
j.je left Tientsin at 2 p. a. and
I rived at Taku in the evening. In our
immediate company were my -Rife and
I our daughter. Mrs. Clifford, her has- .
band and their four-weeks old baby.
My grandson. Robert Coltman. Jr., was
to Join us from Peking to accompany
us back to the States, but the Boxer
troubles closed dean so suddenly that
be ?!d not reac Arriving
at Taku. we hired a sampan to convey
us out to the Chinese steamer Fie Chin.
which lay at anchor ready to sail for
"We could not sail that night, for
some reason or other, and lay in company
with other merchant vessels at
anchor. At 12.15 o'clock on the morning
of June 17th the bombardment of
the foreign gunboats by the forts commenced.
The gunboats returned the
lire immediately. We were lying cp the
river, with the gunboats between .us
and the forts. Whenever the Chinese
in the forts fired too high their shellB
went screaming over us, or struck the
water about us. We were directly In
the line of fire. There was a panic on
board, intensified by the fear that he
native crew of the Fio Chin might
"Beginning with a few desultory
but fairly well directed shots, the firing
on both sides' soon developed into a
tremendous duel of shells. Shell after
shell screamed over our heads. Some
exploded on the river surface, sending
up a column of water. Others skipped
over the water and struck the opposite
bank, where the bodies of a number of
Chinese were found at daylight It
was a wild and terrible scene, the
moonlight being rendered ghastly by
the frequent Illumination of explosions.
How we ever escaped being scuttled I
"I was not surprised on reaching San
Francisco to learn that Baron Von
Ketteler, the German Minister, had
been murdered. Von Ketteler was the
one Minister whom the Chinese feared.
He was suspicious of them and demanded
proof of their good faith befor
he would believe them. Sir Cli.ude
MacDonald and Mr. Conger placed
great faith in the representations of
the Chinese government Von Ketteler
demanded that the government suppress
the Boxers; MacDonald and Conger
entered mild protests and were satisfied
with promises. There is no doubt
in my mind that Von Ketteler's death
was procured by the government it3elf.
I believo that the Empress Dowiier
and five or six advisers are responsible
for the whole carnival or massacre.
"The Boxers as a body are ignorant,
miserably poor and deluded fanatics.
They are used and directed by intelli
gent men. The movement-spread like
wildfire, exactly as though it were receiving
powerful aid fromthose In authority.
The Boxers carried on their
'Irlll and exercises in Peking under
th? p ?.- of the government unmolested.
I did uoi see these drills but they were
described to me by many who had seen
The leaders of the bicycle corps to
participate in the rally and procession
wish all those who intend taking part
to be on the Capitol grounds at 6:30
sharp. Lanterns and torches will be
supplied the wheelmen on tho ground.
The Hawaiian band will head the
parade, and the (Ire wagons and general
enthusiasm will do the rest
AN OFFICIAL NUISANCE.
Cosspoo Connected With the Court
House in a Bad Way.
Almost under the eaves ot the
occupied as otllces by the Board
of Health is found one of the foulest
and worst maintained cesspools in the
city. It is one of the outhouses of tho
court house mid is suiely a nuisance
and a menace to" health. It is foul in
every way and sadly neglected. The
building in itself is ample and fair of
construction, but the interior needs the
attention of a janitor who Is not afraid
of work, and who may have- some idea
of how to disiufect a placo of that sort.
It cerioiuly ought to receive attention.
JUDGE LITTLE'S MISTAKE.
Line in a Mittimus That Was Not
Judge Little of Hilo hopes that God
will have mercy on the soul of Sheriff
Brown. In the mittimus for the bang-
- ing of Fu jiharn, a Japanese murderer
tried and sentenced to be hanged by
the Circuit court, Jiujge Little has
made a tripling mistake, which is
amusing. Tho mittimus reads:
"To the High Sheriff of the Territory
of Hawaii Fujihara, having been convicted
in the District Court of Hilo,
Island of Hawaii, of the crime of murder
in tho ilrst degree, said crime having
been committed atLaupahoehoe,on
the 24th day of March, A.D. 1900, and
by said court having been sentenced to
be hanged by tfce neck till dead, you
are ordered to take said Fujihara into
your custody and cause sajd sentence
to be carried out aud executed. Hereof
fail not. And- may God have mercy on
"Given under my hand and seal, etc."
No Fear of Meat Famine.
Asked what effect the refusal of the
Canadian-Australian steamers to stop
here would have on the meat supply,
C. J. Waller, of the Metropoliton Meat
Company said yesterday: "There is
no scarcity pf meat here, as the supply
ofbeef mim0Q iu t'he mtm &
amply able to meet all pressing demands.
Of course we have been importing
quantities of meat from
and Sew Zealand besides salmon
and other fish from British Columbia
but we can procure supplies from California
in case the other sources are cut
A HANDSOME WORK.
The Annual Review of the Daily
The Republican has received the
twenty-fifth annual review of tie Daily
Commercial News of San Francisco.
It ia a very handsome work, printed on
heavy paper and profusely and elegantly
illustrated. The articles are
carefully prepared and treat instructively
oa a variety of subjects.
Tniir nrP1"7"! l 'MJPII
i IlUL Us.! uDLlUm.lOi.l
Will PUUDE TONIGHT.
Hosts Will March For
MIGHTY DEMONSTRATION PROMISED.
THE PROCESSION WILL DO
AMPLE CREDIT TO THE
Details of the Formation, Route of
Procession, Names of Speakers
and the Vice Presidents.
The national Democratic sentiment
in Honolulu will be crystallized in the
great parade of tonight The projected
parade will be a good one and the entire
demonstration .will be one of the
largest and most notable ever held on
the Islands. It will be the first torchlight
procession ever seen in Hawaii,
and it is sure to be a monster one. Tho
parade is more than, a mere demonstration
for partisan effect; it is to
bear testimony to the demands of the i
great Republican party upon the votes
of the American electors.
When the parade is over, the speaking
will take place in the drill shed.
They will expound the true principles
of Republicanism. Chairman George
W. Smith will preside at the rally and
the following gentlemen will speal::
Hon. Samuel Parker, Judge A. N.
C B Wilson, Hon Harold M Sew-all,
Enoch Johnson, T. McCants Stewart,
Col. J. H. Boyd, J. L. Kaulukou
and W. C. Achi. Owing to Governor
Dole's enforced absence, Hon. Henry
Waterhouse was asked to speak, but
declined, as he could not be in town.
The following gentlemen will support
Chairman Smith as vice-presidents:
P. C. Jones, J. W. Jones, C. M.
Cooke, C. W. Zeigler, J. B. Athertou,
J. A. Gilman, Professor Hobmer, H. E.
Cooper, J. A. McCandless, W. W. Hall,
E. O. White, Andrew Brown, J. L.
M. Costa, Clarence M. White,
K. R. G. Wallace, J. C. Cluney, William
Mutch, S. M. Daniou, Cecil
Brown, T. F. Lansing, George D.
Gear, Alex. Robertson, George Carter,
M. K. Nakuina, M. A. Gonsalves, E. S.
Boyd, J. L. Holt, S. M. Kanakanul, J.
W. Keiki, Isaac Sherwood, A. S.
James Mclnerny, P. P. Zablan,
James Davis, Paul Neumann, George
Davis, George McCloud, J. A. Magoon,
S. M. Ballou, J. D. McVeigh, J. A.
Gonsalves, John Lane, George Smithies,
John M. Kea, Peter Nalual, Gus
Rose, Robert Parker, Charles Chilling-worth,
A. M. Brown, J. W. Pratt, Stephen
Mahaulu, M. P. Hopkins, Frank
L. Hoogs.C. L. K. Hopkins.W. G.Smith
E. S. Gill, J. Nakunalae, C. H. Rose,
Smith, E. H. Naoho, James L. Aholo,
T. B. Murray, F. J, Berry, W. A.
Vlda Thrum, Henry Giles, Oka?.
Crane, R. A. Dexter, E. S. Cunha, W.
W. Goodale, George Weight, Win.
Haywood, J. W. Gathcart, A. T. Atkinson,
Daniel Logan, Paul Isenberg,
Fred Smith, George Dennison, E. E.
Paxtpn, G. W. R. King, H. C. Austin,
E. P. Dole, J. A. McCandless, Archie
Gilfillan, Gerrit P. Wilder, Charles
Wight, Charles Notley Jr., E. D.
Charles Atherton, W. Chung Hoon
Wm. Lucas, Frank Vlda, Wm. Wagner.
John Nott, J. L. McLean, John McLair..
Joseph McGuire. Wm. Larsen, J. H.
Soper, G. W. K. Rathbone, Frank
A. Ku, E. P. Aikue. Wm. Henry.
The great paiade will be commanded
by W. H. Hoogs as grand marshal, assisted
by C. P. Iaukea with the following
aides: Tom Cummins, James Holt,
Oscar White, William Holt, George
Smithies. W. H. Wright, Fred J.
Church, John Lane, C. F. Prescott
John Belser, James Thompson, William
The parade will organize as fololws:
Waiktkl side Miller street right on
Beretania Gompany A, Young Meu's
Republican Club Drill Corps, Sam
Ewa side of Miller street right on
Beretania Young Men's Republican
League. Lorrin Andrews commanding
Mauka entrance Capitol building
Company B, Republican Club Drill
Corps, Charles Wilcox commanding.
On Hotel street Eepublicaus not attached
to any organization, and carriages.
Richard street right resting on
Beretania street Bicycle corps, Yed
Thrum and Henry Giles commanding.
The parade will move at 7 o'clock
p. m., along the following streets:
to Emma, Emma to Vineyard,
Vineyard to Fort Fort to Hotel, Hotel
to. Smith, Smith to Nuuanu, Nuuanu to
Merchant, Merchant to Hotel, Hotel to
The order cf parade will be as follows:
L Red fire wagon.
2. Bicycle corps, command of Yida
Thrum and Henry Giles.
3. Grand Marshal W. H. Hoogs find
4. Platobn of police.
3. Delegates and National Committeemen.
6. Battalioa of Young Men's Republican
Drill Corps, commanded by Major
7. Young Men's Republican Club,
Lorrin A. Andrews commanding.
S. Drum Corps.
9. Republicans unattached precinct
12. Kalihi Precinct Clubs; in busses.
13. Citizens in carriages.
14. Red Fire Wagons.
The demonstration will be one cf the
finest ever seen ia Hawaii. The maneuvers
cf the Young Men's Republican
Drill Corps will be especially fine.
Judge Wilcox, chairman of the 4th
Precinct Republican Club, has appointed
a committee on arrangements for
tonight's parade. Messrs. K. R. G. Wallace,
George Lucas, J. L. Holt. B. P.
Zablan and Peter Nalual met yesterday
afternoon at the office of T. McCants
Stewart and decided to charter five
busses, to decorate them and take a
place in the procession. The busses
will carry torchlights and transparencies.
They will leave the of
Kamehameha IV. road and King street
at 6:30 o'clock this evening. All Republicans
of the precinct are Invited to
ride free of charge. Indeed, Kalihi will
be to the front
Gone to Hawaii.
Among the passeneers for 3Iaui and
Hawaii ports in the Mauna Loa yesterday
were the following: J. W.
J. F. Brown, W. D.Baldwin, Mr?.
C. L. Rhodes, Mrs. M. W. Backus, W.
W. Brnner, Bishop Gulstan, Miss Helen
Robertson, J. P. Cooke and wife. Capt.
W. D. Burnham. O. T. Sewall, R. Gus-
self eld t and H. Turner.
Classes Organized to Study Constitution
and Civil Government.
There was a full attendance at the
meeting of the Kamehameha Al lmni
Association last night. Reports of the
various committees were read and
Classes on the Constitution and Civil
Government were orgauized, to begin
work next Tuesday evening under the
instruction of A. L. C, Atkinson.
These classes will meet on Tuesday
and Thursday evenings each week
hereafter. All members are earnestly
requested to attend these class meetings.
A social in honor of members from
the other Islands will be given next
Friday evening, Music aud refreshments
will be on hand, an enjoyable
time being anticipated.
Governor Goes to Hilo.
Governor Dole left yesterday morning
for Hawaii, on hi3 regular summer
vacation. He was sufficiently
to leave the government behinc1,
but Miss Kate Kelly and Private Secretary
Hawes were comfortably struggling
along, despite the high attitude
of the thermometer.
CAPTAIN BERGER'S BIRTHDAY.
Celebration at the Band Leadei's
Home Last Night.
Captain Henry Berger, a veteran" of
the Franco-Prussian war and for
twenty-eight years leader of the Hawaiian
Baud, celebrated the fifty-fifth
mile-stone of his life last night. The
home of tho genial captain was the
scene of gay festivity. Refreshments
were served on the lawn, while dancing
was indulged in the house. Japanese
lanterns lent a gay appearance to the
scene, scattered amongst the shrubbery
on the grounds.
Those present were; Mr, and Mrs.
J. G. Gibson, Rudie Berger, Miss Alice
Walker, O. Berndt, Emil Berndt, Mr.
Keenau, Mrs. F. W. McChesney W.
Nott, Sam Nott, Miss Jessie Fraaher,
Miss L. Winne, E. Boyen, George Lish-man,
George Dyson, Dr. and Mrs. Jobe,
Walter Lohreugel, Miss Aileen Nott,
Mrs. Martha Winter, Mr. and Mrs. P.
M. Lucas, O. Burmester, Miss L.
Miss Gold.e Gnrney and others.
Reed Would Have Quit.
"How did you feel." Theodore Dreiser
asktjd Thomas B, Reed in the June Suc
cess, "when the entire Democratic press
of the country had pounced upon you
for what it called your tyrauical met hod
of interpreting the rules of the House
"Ob,' replied the ex-Speaker, promptly,
"you mean, whether I was disturbed
by the uproar? Well, I had no feeling
except one of entire seren ity, and the
reason was sipiple, I knew jqst what
I was going tq do if the House did not
Then he raised his eyes, and, with a
charecterful twist of the mouth which
those who have once seen do not soon
foi gat, added: "When a man has decided
upon a plan of action for either
contingency, there is no "need for him
to be disturbed, you know.'
"And may I ask what you pad determined
tcrdo, if the House did not sustain
"I should simply have left the chair,
resigned the Speakership, withdrawn
from the House, and given up my seat
in Congress. There were things that
could be done, you know, oa'ide of
political life. For my part, I had made
up my mind that, if political life consisted
in sitting helplessly in the
Speaker's cheir, and seeing the majority
powerless to pass legislation, I had had
enough of it."
SHRINERS COMING LATER.
Their Visit Postponed ,at Request
oi me impenai .potentate. j
The visit of the Ancient Arabic Order
of the Mystic Shrine will be postponed
for another season. This is done by
special request- It is known that the
Imperial Potentate and his associates
and officers desire to come, and Islam
Temple of San Francisco will act as a
The visit will take place sometime in
January or February of 1901, and the
local preparations for the reception
will be on an elaborate scale, commensurate
with the dignity and character
of the visitors and the orders. It is
safe to predict that no pilgrim will perish
oa tie arid desert,
OPIUM II POSSESSION
MD li CELUB.
The Analytical A. Wilder
HOW THEY STAHD WITH THE LAW.
EA.UIMASAOLE LAZARUS' SAD
STORY AS TOLD IN
She Narrates How She Deeded
Away Her Property and
Money for Unholy
Arthur Wilder has returned frcm
Waialua, where he defended i.vo
charged of serious offenses, one
of having opium in his possession and
the other of liquor selling. Won Km
was the Mongolian, who stoutly affirms
that he isn't a Boxer, and who as emphatically
declares that he diaa't liave
opium in his possession. Ani
he did have opium in his possession;
what are you going to do about it?
That is the question that the convincing
Wilder asked of the District Magistrate.
It is about time that the officials
of the Territory should recognise
that there are Federal officials here.
"How are you going to punish a
man," said Wilder to a Republican
reporter, "for having opium In his possession?"
"You can't punish him,' was tlie
"No, it can't be done," resumed Wilder.
"Suppose this was a prohibition
town and a man was found having a
barrel of whisky in his. cellar, could
you punish him?"
"Not hardly," answered the reporter.
"Then, again," continued Wilder,
"suppose the late Republic of Hawaii
had a penal statute making it a
crime for a mjm to have a barrel
of hard elder In his smokehouse, could
you punish him?"
"Not hardly," answered the reporter.
In the matter of Wong Hon, the new
District Magistrate of Waialua took
the matter under advisement.
Ah Yon was the Mongolian charged
with selling liquor without a license.
He declared that, while he was a
member of the Bow Wongs, he didn't
know what liquor, Melican liquor, was
like. The Magibtrate believed him and
he was discharged.
WANTS AN ACCOUNTING.
Mrs. Lazarus Files Suit Against
Kauimakaole Lazarus, through her
attorney, J. T. De Bolt, has brought
suit against H. A. Juen and Esther
Juen to declare a deed void and fir
The petitioner sets forth in her b il
that she was born in the Hawaiitn
Islands is an Hawaiian by nativity;
that she is 65 years old; that she is a
widow; that she is only able to
and understand the Hawaiian language
and none other; that she can
read nor write the Hawaiian or zry
language; that in all business matte s
and transactions of whatsoever kind v r
nature she is absolutely'obllged to a .d
does depend upon the judgment snd
advice of others; that she has ro
knowledge of the aature or effect of
legal papers and instruments, and si e
is unable to understand or comprehend
the meaning and intent thereof; that
respondents are husband and wife acd
reside in Honolulu; that they are intelligent
and possess large business
experience and capacity, that the w
spondent, Esther p. Juen, ts t'te
daughter of the petitioner, and
rir TT rT . T ST . e? fC" r? 7JT f
dat. H. A. Juea. Is petitkraer's son-in-law
Th petition says that for a long
; time prior and up to and inctadiug
1 the iOta of December. 1S9S. the petitioner
and respondents sustained
friendly and confidential relations ta- !
. .. - t
.i eaen otaer; mat respoaaeats
were the most trusted persons and ad-
risers ot petitioner in rezani to All
y.ui?cii. iiiuaey ana sastness aaairs.
and they treated her with great kindness
That the petitioner Is owner of those
certain premises used as her homestead,
situated on Beretania. street And
valued at 5S.608.
That prior to the lth day of December.
1SSS. the petitioner received
from the estate of her deceased hus
band. Joseph Lazarus, a large sum of
uiuaeyT ?,auu, waicn was deposited
in the banking house of Bishop
& Co., where it remained until about
the 10th day of December, 1S9S. when,
at the request" and frequent importunities
of respondents to withdraw the
money from the bank and place it
with them for safekeeping and to be
used ior her benefit, she yielded to their
power and influence and withdrew the
money and placed the same with respondents,
at the same time-signing
the deed and other instruments.
The petition sets forth that respondents
intend to deceive, cheat and defraud
petitioner. That resuondents. as
part of said fraudulent scheme to ob- I
tiin her property, did then and there
pretend to convey to her an alleged
interest of the respondent, Esther P.
Juen, in a certain saloon known as tne
The petitioner says that she parted
with her money and signed the instruments,
not understanding the purpose
thereof or their nature or effect
The petitioner prays:
First That the alleged deed may be
Second That respondents may be ordered
to render a full and correct account
to petitioner of all matters, Including
Third That petitioner may have
such other and further relief as to the
court may seem just and equitable.
Fourth That respondents may pay
cost of suit
Fifth That respondents be restrain- J
ed and enjoined, by order of court,
from selling, mortgaging, leasing or
otherwise disposing of said premises.
Sixth That respondents be cited to
appear and answer bill.
ELKDOM WILL SOON
BE FOUNDED HERE.
So Decided at a Meeting Held in
the Chamber of Commerce
Rooms, Last Evening.
Fifty-nine gentlemen, who had sign
ed the application for the institution
of a lodge of-the Benevolent and Protective
Order of Elks sometimes not
inappropriately designated as the Best
People on Earth met iu the rooms of
the Chamber of Commerce, last evening.
The meeting wa3 one of instruction
aud conrereuce. Tho members of
the order now resident in Honolulu
and who were present wereL.Trobiner,
of Salem, Oregon, lodge, B. P. O. E,
No. 33G; Horace J. Cratf, Silver Bow
lodge, No. 240, Butte. Mnnt; C. E. Jacox,
Oakland, Cal., No. 171; J. Lorett Rockwell,
McComb, Miss., No. 26S; T. B.
Richards, of Spokane, Wash., lodge;
F. M. Brooks, Silver Bow, No. 240,
Butte, Mont: C. D. Lufkin, Sioux City
lodge, No. 112: T. M. McCombe, San
Francisco, No. 3: Robert Hurley, San-Francisco,
No. 3; W. F, Jocher, Philadelphia
lodge, No. 2; C. O. Ziengenfuss,
Denver, CaU lodge, No. 17.
Mr. Brooks presided and the old
members approved the list presented
for the charter after the applicants
had formally sanctioned to every name
on the list. The meeting was an unusually
interesting one, even to members
of the order, and a spirit was developed
that augurs well for the future
of Honolulu lodge, even if the personal
of the applicants had not already gua
After the meeting the applicants received
a taste of real Elkdom. the 11
o'clock toast was drauk aud the meeting
dispersed. The application for a
dispensation to organize the local lodge
will be forwarded at once and within
six weeks Honolulu lodge ought to be
a reality. And the Elks will be sure to
become a feature of the male faocial life
of tie city.
An old bachelor says the greatest curiosity
ever discovered was founu In a
-so- ?:- a a- - - a- n-
KHMSERED II I NiOHTH
There is a California directory man in town with a very feasible
scheme for the almost immediate numbering of the houses of the city.
He says that if the authorities wdl follow out his scheme the whole
town would be numbered in no longer a time than thirty days at a
very small cost
His scheme la as fallows: First determine the starting points of
the numbers. Then the number cf feet on a block to a number. Have
one side of each street for the and the opposite side for the odd if-
numbers. Send squads of three men each out to measure the distances -
and immediately tack up placards with numbers on them made by the 3?
stencil process. Let the Government give notice that the cards bear-
ing the numbers must not he rsmoved or the numbers changed, and
that the numbers so attached t. houses and stores shall be the
clal and only number. This should all be done at the expense of the &
Government People desiring to affix metal numbers or numbers oa -5
brass plates may do so.bnt they mnst be given to understand that tee
new number given the premises u the only authentic one.
The directory man claims thct the work could be done for less
than $1,50?. He figures as follows: Stencil outfit, 52.50; cards to be -St
applied. :50; labor of measuring property--and aSLxing numbers, to
be done by ten squads of three men each, at $2 per day per man. 3r
He figures that no street in- town would take longer than two
days to number, and that the whole town would be ready for free &
& delivery of the mails In twenty day3 and so arranged as to greatly
Sr facilitate the locating of persons being hunted for, as the street and
it exact location by number could be obtained. .
COURT HOUSE QUABTERS
Judge Estee Orders His
Court Hoom Curtailed.
IT WAS UNNECESSARILY LARGE.
DESPITE ALL THIS MARSHALL
RAY IS NOT ALTOGETHER
No More Is Dr. Garvin, But Looks
Like the United- States
Court Had a
Judge Morris M. Estee of the Uaisstl
States District Covrt, wfeo rceetiy arrived,
visited the quarters. yKs4ayr
which bad been set asMe tor hiss, tan
the Coarthous. There were soaan
tains about the main courtroom that
did not meet with the approval ot Utt
I do not want a Senate amor to
hold a court la." he said; "U is absnnL
Half of that room Is ample, and Ussa,
don't you se, we need all Uw sateed
room. The papers that accumulate ia u
court of ta character of mine arc
enormous, and they muet be taken cam
of, you know."
Judge Estee looked over th said
yesterday, and in coaeooaace with ate
wishes many changes have beea "ordered.
More than one-third of the bit;
court room will be partitioned off, aatl
that space will be set aside for record
pnrposes and the use of attaches of
the court The clerk of the court may
here find a local habitation, too, aal
not a bad one. either, for the Board ot
Health has been ordered to move.
Dr. Garvin was rather wroth about
this yesterday, and deeiared that ho
would not move until he had quarwra
to go into. The doctor is a great and
mighty man in the Health Departaeat.
because ot his eccentricities, mannerisms,
and, were there to bo need too
language of some of his associates, onq
might say his overweening vanity, but
he has not yet run against the authority
of a United States Judge.
It may be worth while to say hero
that the Courthouse is the property of
the United States, paid for ia soiid
cash. That being the case, it goes without
saying that the United States District
Judge does not have to request;
he can order even as to his offices.
It is quite likely, however, that Dr.
Garvin will learn one of these days
that the executive officer of toe Board
of Health is an infinitesimal quantity
in the Government of the United
Meantime, however, there are so
real Rays of sunshine about the United
States Marshal's office. It appears that
the Marshal had appropriated to himself
the main room to the left of tho
Courthouse as one enters from tho
King street front. This Is a very
handsome room and adjoins the Dis
trict Court room. Naturally It would
be the Judge's chambers. But the Marshal
bad set his eyes upon it and had
practically appropriated, the room.
When Judge Estee looked over the
place yesterday he naturally made jp
his mind to take the same room for
his chambers. Naturally, because the
United States District Judge will do
more business in chambers than he will
in his courtroom. Besides, The Republican
Is quite satisfied that Judge
Estee. who is a great student, has
brought over with him bis library, ted
that will fill half of aVoora like that.
Any way, the Judge has determined to
occupy that room, and late yesterday
afternoon Marshal Ray seemed to be
mightily disgruntled about It.
But a person who has lived in the
States doesn't realize why the Marshal
should want so large an oftic.
United States Marshal Shine of tho
Northern District of California, does
his business in a room of not more
than 12xlS. or less. The Marshal really
doesn't amount to much; he simply
has a few processes to serve, and any
kind of a room will serve bis purpose.
The close man to the court is the
District Attorney, and he will take the
rooms now occupied by the Census
Department The court will consult
him a dozen time where he would the
Marshal once. Undoubtedly, comfortable
rooms will be found somewhere
in the building for the United States
Marshal. He wilt have little to
but draw his salary, and aay old office
will enable him to do that
The Board of Health will move Into
the preseif? rooms of Mr. RoweJl of
the Department of Public Wotks. in
the Courthouse annex. He will move
Into the basement of the Capitol building.
BUT IT WAS A SCORCHER.
Yesterday was the Most Oppessive
Day of the Season.
Yesterday was the hotteatappreciable
day of the season. Weather Observer
Lyono reported the maximum. temperature
at 87. The mercury ha3 climbed a
Jegree or two higher thi3 season. What
made yesterday seem to tra the hottest
lay of the season was that the dew
reached 71 awaf above the normal
while the humidity was 77.
Everyone was corapiaiuinsr abont the
"aeat. It commenced to get hot in. tho
Homing in the Police Court and grew
n intensity tintil 3 o'clock in the after-
aoon when it shaded down a little.
Last night was the sultriest of tho
year. But it didn't interfere with the
Elk celebration. It is doubtful if the
Elks minded it.