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VOLUME I. 0. 142.
Why Honolulu Can not
Trade With Sound
TacomaBusmcss Man Discusses
of Business Between Hawaii
and Tacoma Why Order for
Salmon Could Not Be Filled.
(From the Tacoma ledger, Nov. 3)
Francis D. Cooper has returned
from a visit to the Hawaiian Islands
confldont that the opportunities for
trade offered there "Kill be taken advantage
of by this state and
Tnpnmn oxtorten and import
ers. Mr. Coopor ha made a thorough
study of the trade possibilities and
bellovo with a fair freight tariff in existence
a large part of the island
trade can bo diverted to I'uget Sound.
The prosont. freight rates, from the
Sound arc too high, he says. Washington
salmon, flour and other food
products cannot be shipped In competition
with San Francisco staples at
present rates. Mr. Cooper brought
back orders for ovor S.000 cases of salmon,
but tho ordors could not be filled
rmm tim Sound market owing to the
discrepancy in freight rates, which
givos all tho advantage to San Francisco.
Coal and lumber are taken
from the Sound because there is no
other place where the market can be
supplied. Speaking of the prospects
for trade. Mr. Coopor said yesterday.
"Business in the Hawaiian Islands
has resumed normal proportions., the
effects of the plague being about out
grown. There are Immense stocks of
every kind of commodity on hand, for
instance 2C.000.000 feet of lumbor and
70.000 tons of coal, and other lines in
Out of the Market.
"Our coal and lumber are well
known and largely used, but our 'foodstuffs
arc practically out of that market
for tho reason that transportation
lines from California provide ample
facilities at a rate of $3 per ton, while
the rate from the Sound is ?3 per ton.
"Our flour can bo sold at 10 cents
per barrel less than the same grade
from California, but our freight rate
is 20 cents per barrel higher, w itn
the improved facilities which the now
steamship lines from tills port afford
it will be possible to Increase the already
large shipments of salmon,
boor! etc., and to ship hay and feed,
brick, terra cotta pipe, butter, egg?,
cheese and many other products of
this stato. and with a competitive rate
on flour a very large business can be
done in that line.
The Sugar Plantations.
"I have visited several plantations,
and at 'Walalua.' which is conceded to
bo one of the finest properties on the
islands, situated fifty-five miles from
Honolulu on the Oahu railway, I was
shown over the entire plantation.
There is a very fine hotel on this
built by B. F. Dillingham, the
promoter of this and several other
plantations. 'Walalua' consists of 26.-000
acres. S.000 of which are under cultivation
and irrigated by pumps of 1&-000,000
gallons capacity, which elevate
water to the 500-foot Jevel. I also
visited the rolling mills where the
cane Is crushed and converted into
raw sugar and the stores and offices
on the plantation.
"'Walalua' employs about 2,000
hands. 400 of whom are natives aud
the remainder Japanese and Chinese.
The crop this year will ue approximated
30.000 tons of raw sugar,
ton brings in an income
which at $S0 per
of $2,400,000.
Much Development Work.
"The developing of the new plantations
is sending a large sum of money
out of the Islands annually. During
the past eighteen mouths over $17,-000,000
In shares of new plantations
were sold in Honolulu alone, and of
this amount, which is nearly all paid-in
capital, at least two-thirds is sent
out of the country, either to the East-,.
cnos for machinery and supplies.
or, being paid to Chinese and Japanese
laborers, it is sent to the Orient
for foodstuffs or to be hoarded away.
"This drain has resulted In a temporary
money stringency, which will,
however, be relaxed in the near future,
for within the next four months
more than $15,000,000 will be received
in return for sugar already exported
and within a short time the monthly
assessments on. shares will cease as
the stock becomes paid up.
"Ci.ir is tho stanlo resource of the
islands: in fact, so profitable is itttta
paying coffee plantations! arebelHg
ploughed up andplantedio cane.Rtce
is grown to some extent, but not largely
for export- There is more than
5CO.000.000 invested In the sugar Industries
or tho Hawaiian. Islands, on
more than half of which dividends are
being paid varying from 1 to 5 per
cent per month.
Improvements at Honolulu.
"In Honolulu large busteeseocks
are under construction, araiJt&clUiHl
& n?
'O3 o.
OtflA "
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Transit Company is about to begin
the construction of. the electric line.
j the material for which has been
ped from the Sound during the past
jfew months. The Honolulu Iron
Works is erecting a larger and finer
plant than any in the states west of
i Pittsburg, and is preparing to erect
l 1 .. 1n..n 0tfm
Thi Oahu Railway & Land Com-
Ipany is also making very extensive
improvements and is providing uocks
and warehouses with capacity to han
dle the entire product of the nine
large plantations on its line or roan,
and bunkers to store and handle the
product of the Roslyn mines.
-The shinning business of nonoiuiu
hnc itareloned wonderfully. There
wore thirty-seven oceangoing vessels
tlioro at the time of my arrival, ana
during tho plague there wera over 100.
-There is an extensive market lor
the products of this state, which has
been taken advantage of by several
business houses, and with regular
transportation at competitive rates 3
large businoss can be secured for
Red Cross Movement That Will Circle
the Earth With Vigils and Raise
Money for Humane Purposes.
An watch meeting
on a most gigantic scalp has been in
augurated by theNatlonai neu oross
Society. It'is to 'celebrate the close of
the nineteenth century, and as a side
Issue raise a big fund for a worthy
The following letter was received by
Governor Dole on the subject:
The American National Red Cross,
New York. Nov. C, 1900.
Governor Sanford B. Dole, Honolulu,
TJio American National Red Cross
proposes to hold simultaneously in
thousand towns and villages of
the United States on the night of De
cember 31st. watch meetings to see
the old century out and the new
uirv in. The meeting at New York
city will be held at Madison Square
Garden, where we will have a chorus
of 1,000 voices. Sousa's band will oc
there and speeches will be made by
noted orators.
Senator Denew will be asked to pre
side. Every representative of the Red
Cross in ail countries and every diplomatic
agent of the United States
abroad have been working together.
We will receive from forty to sixty
words of greetings from all the
and rulers, as welt as from
loading minds of the country as to the
progress and value of the nineteenth
centnrv. I refer to Hon. John Hay
at Washington, relative to the enter
We would be glad to forward to you
a set of these greetings for a meeting
to be hold in Hawaii on the same con
ditions that they are to be held
out America and to the same advant
age, namely, that you give one-half of
the gross receipts to some local
of merit and remit one-half of the
gross receipts to the American National
Red Cross at Washington, D. P.
I very much desire to have your own
greetings and those of half a dozen
citizens of your-state. and hope you
will favor us with them by return mail.
Please have the greetings in the handwriting
of the party making them, as
we intend offering the whole grand collection
to the United States government
for permanent preservation and
exhibition in the new congressional 'library
at Washington.
Very truly yours,
Direcor of the Twentieth Century
Watch Meeting.
This letter was accompanied by an
enclosure signed by Clara Barton, certifying
that Frank D. Higbee had beeu
appointed to oversee this work.
Territorial Secretary Merely Gives
Notice That Public Offices Will
Not Be Open for Business.
The territorial executive will issue
no proclamation Of Thanksgiving. The
Thanksgiving proclamations of the
governors of the different states and
territories or the union, while
formal and perfunctory in a way.
are nevertheless looked upon won la-
terest and are considered Important
by the public. The Thanksgiving
proclamation, whether from state, territorial
or national executive, is always
read and taken seriously by the
American people. They would -is
readily expect an executive to overlook
his annual message as to neglect
the annual call to return thanks to
the giver of all good for the blessings
of the year.
Governor Dole performs the
hv havinc the secretary insert
the following advertisement in two
twicers!.. t i ; - - - - -
i'he president having proclaimed
Thursday, November 29, a day or national
thanksgivbag. tho governor directs
that notice be givea that all public
offices will be closed on that dar.
Secretary of tho Territory.
Capitol, Honolulu, November 23.
r&ewoulOk;IssiKr aTjroclwlatiaii,
at all, 3Ir. Hawes, his private secretary,
alter consulting with the governor,
came out and said: "No, there
will be no proclamation."
Some erratic and spectacular governors
of states have attracted national
notice in the past by the startling nature
of their Thanksgiving proclamations.
But the most original genius
among t' cm is not known to have observed
the custom entirely in the
Tilman of South Carolina always
served up his Thanksgiving gem on a
pitchfork, and approached the job i'l
more or less of a profane mood.
Rinndv Rrfdlas Waite of Colorado
i ways put plenty of color into his
brations. and Pennoyer was more fa
mous for his Thanksgiving proclamations
than for his acts as governor cf
Governor Dole has passed up a great
Splendid Financial Showing of Useful
Charitable Association.
The annual meeting of the Hawaiian
Relief Society was held yesterday at
the home of the president, Mrs. S. C.
Alien. Officers for the ensuing year
were elected as follows: Mrs. S. C.
Allen, president; Mrs. James Campbell
and Mrs. Robert Lewers, vice-presidents:
Mrs. Abraham Fernandez,
treasurer; Mrs. J. F. Bowler, secretary;.
Mrs. E. S. Cunha, Mrs. George
W. Beckley, Miss Agnes Mclntyre,
Mrs. Jos. Nawahi and Miss Peabody,
directors. The treasurer's report showed
a balance of ?S,000 in the bank.
Twenty indigent families are being
cared for at the present time by Uie
The Hawaiian Relief Society was organized
in 1S95, wucn Honolulu was
visited with the cholera scourge. The
work of the society has been charac
terized by good management since its
Talk on Constitution.
The Rev. D. W. Westervelt will address
tho Triangle Club at the Y. M.
C. A. hall next Monday night on "The
Constitution of the United States." AH
members of the Young Men's Christian
Association aiul their friends are invited
to be present.
Musical Recital Tonight. 1
Miss Griswold's musical recital at
the Hawaiian Opera House this evening
will open promptly at S o'clock.
...iss Griswold especially requests all
persons arriving after the recital has
ocgun to remain standing in the rear
of the building until the conclusion
of the number being given. A short
pause will be given by Miss Griswold
between eacli of the three opening
numbers on the program to permit late
arrivals to be seated without disturbing
the rest of the audience. This
pleasing innovation .will be thoroughly
appreciated by people who attend recitals
for the pleasure of listening "to
good music.
The Sacramento Bee of Wednesday,
November 7th, says:
The Bee has information from
San Francisco that two cases
of bubonic plague were discovered
there on November 2d, a
mother and child, both dying at
S02 Dupont street. Another
case was reported from the
Children's Hospital on "November
Proposal for a Mass Convention to
Push the Matter.
"There should, be. a meeting of say
adopted as soon as possible there is
not the slightest doubt," said John
Emmeluth, of the dominant political
party yesterday.
"It is the duty of all citizens who are
interested in seeing a good one adopted
to help prepare one before the legislature
"Thre should be a meeting of say
thirty citizens to discuss the matter.
All classes or Interests ought to be represented,
so that the discussion may
be thorough. If the opponents of a
charter and others who do not take an
active Interest in seeing that we have
one hold back, they will have only
themselves to blame if a charter is
finally adoptcdwhlch they do not ap
"That some kind of a charter will be
adopted is settled. The thing now is
fnr nil to heln in cettinc the best one
possible. Already some are being prepared.
It would be a good idea. too.
it the registrar of voters would help
in doing so. ta have a. sort of informal
election and allow the whole public
of the district of Honolulu to select
men to frame a charter."
Mr. Emmeluth promises that the independent
forces, for which he claims
some authority to speak, propose to
bring the matter before a mass
at the very earliest date.
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Circuit Court Eeverses
Opinion Previously
Attorney Silliman Takes a Glimpse
into 'the Court Records of - Ex-Judge
Magoon Several Witnesses
Testify Against the Doctor.
The court decided yesterday that
Mrs. Rose Miner will be entitled to
alimony and her child entitled to support
at the hands of Dr. Frank Leslie
Miner in the event that a divorce is
granted on the ground of extreme
This is a reversal of a decision or
an opinion previously delivered by the
court. At one time the court caiieu
it a decision, near the border line of
conviction, at other times an opinion;
but whichever it was, the present decision
amounts to a reversal.
The other notable events of the Ui
vorce trial were the testimony of Mrs.
Rosa, a Portuguese seamstress; Mrs.
Biackman. Mrs. Frank Damon, Mrs.
Miner and an ineffectual attempt to
introduce the testimony of Mrs. Wilson
of the Maternity Home.
The reading of a decision of former
Judge Magoon was another matter of
considerable interest.
Mr. Silliman, for the plaintiff, made
the only argument of consequenccgin
favor of the granting of alimonyand
support. He said it was an equity
proceeding fully authorized by numerous
citations which he showed up to
good advantage. The letter of the law
here is that alimony is not allowable
for divorce on any grounds but "adul
tery or other offenses amounting
thereto." Mr. Silliman said 'the
had based its uilv "
statute that had been repealed four
years ago. He drew several contrasts
between husbands of wealth aiid grass
widows of poverty, and read a number
of authorities to sustain his con
tcntion that divorce statutes should
invariablv be construed liberally and
equitably. He read an instance where
a woman married, her husband tired
of her the next day, provoked her to
get a divorce. She secured relief and
so did lie. Should a man like that es
cape paying alimony? asked the
ney. -
Mr. Silliman then, in a sort of peroration,
poured a few drops of
I ent kinds of metaphor into a bowl,
shook them up nicely but not gently,
and toasted his admirers with the following
delicious cocktail:
"It is the dutv of the court to disperse
the chaff from the wheat, let in
the light of day and the germ will
sprout and the fullness of daylight will
shine upon iL" This in his opinion,
would constitute a fair piece of equity,
to put the matter right.
Mr. Silliman held the advantage
gained by this decided hit by citing
an eminent local authority in the form
of a decision by "no less prominent a
jurist than J. Alfred Magoon." who a-3
judge of the Second circuit of Hawaii
had granted alimony of ?1S a month to
the wife in the case of Lang vs.
where the ground for divorce was extreme
cruelty, and the decision was affirmed
in toto by the supreme court.
Sad to relate, Mr. Magoon had just the
evening before delivered himself of a
most convincing against
that very ground in the Miner
case, but tins villainous reierence 10 a
man's past record received a sufficient
reply that is, sufficient to Mr. Ma-
coon, for he told the court very
promptly and very nicely that no one J
raised the alimony question in the
Lang case. The libel for divorce with
all of its prayers went through without
a question. He did not think the
supreme court had the alimony feature
mentioned either.
"Are we to bring the judges in here
and ask them what they meant by the
decision?" asked the judge from the
Mr. Hatch uttered a few words in
the line that the supreme court con
trols the lower court and Mr. Thomp
son closed the panorama of argument
by saying that the statute said to be
repealed four years ago was only re
pealed in part, and counsel asked the
court to repeal the other part. The
noon hour was at hand as the attorney
sat down and the court announced
that the decision would be given at
3 o'clock;
.The decision was something of a
character sketch of the personnel and
daily life of tho ancient ecclesiastical
courts that have left their imprint
upon tne marriage reiauon ana its
The mediaval judge could
make law: the modern one cannot.
The present judge must only construe
the law. and the question was whether
liberally or noL The question was to
place the intent of the legislature tn
using the words, "or other offense
amounting thereto."
The court next said that'll would
construe the meaning of the words by
reference to the ten commandments,
which prohibit several sins without
saying that one is In any way' greater
than the other. Coretoasness, accord
1 -"ii
ing to that rating, would be an oCease
amounting to adultery, yet it is not
ground for divorce or alimony. The
court went on to say that the
should be strictly construed, but nevertheless
sensibly. The objection to
alimony was overruled.
The taking of testimony was resumed
by first putting Mrs. Wiison. a
nurse at the Maternity Home, on the
vitness stand. Before she hardly had
Urn? to venture a reply to the first
question or two. Mr. Thompson demanded
to know the object of her testimony.
Mr. Silliman explained that
It was to show that the doctor is addicted
to violence and assault; that
the doctor would not hesitate to lay
hands on a woman, whether stranger
or not, and that the real purpose was
to show that he is not a fit person
to have the care and custody of the
young daughter. The court would
not allow the testimony.
Mrs. Rosa, a Portuguese woman who
has done some sewing for Irs. Miner,
told of a quarrel last August between
the doctor and his wife. She heard
the doctor talking in a loud voice and
ueard the woman scream and cry. The
"witness described the torn garments
of Mrs. Miner, saying there were rents
in the sleeve and skirt.
Mrs. Lackland told about being
called in by Gladys Miner after the
mother had been beaten or kicked,
and of seeing the bruise on the arm
ahe proved to be a most -important
witness, for she was at the Hawaiian
Hotel when the doctor came and shook
the door of Mrs. Miner's roomthree
times and called that he would shoot
Gladys. The witness said that Gladys
hid in the wardrobe and that one door
nf the room was barricaded with a bu
reau and the other was locked. The
witness had also been at the Occidental
Hotel in San Francisco when
the iliners were there in November,
IS99, and knew a little about the trouble
that took place at that time. She
also was with Dr. and Mrs. Miner pt
tno races in this city in June. 1S99.
and heard the doctor tell his wife that
if she could not get a more stylish
dress he would take her money and
dress her himself.
iThe court asked the witness a few
questions and thanked her for her testimony
at tho lose.
Mrs. Frank Damon told of her home
being thrown open to Mrs. Minor aft:r
the assault of 1S9S aud of the bruises
on her body. The witness told of an
effort of Mr. Magoon after the present
separation to engage her and her husband
for a "reconciliatiou.
'between the doctor anu,his wife. Mr.
iiagOOn gave IU uiuina ij ..--.
stand that he was not in the case, and
tiiat attorney later asked the witness
questions for twenty-five minutes,
more or less, to rightly allign that occurrence
as to his sincerity. At any
rate, Mrs. Miner declined absolutely to
be reconciled.
Mrs. Miner was recalled jind told
about the property held by the doctor.
She said that at the time of the
he had very little, perhaps less
than $5,000, in property, while now
tho home is worth $43,000 or soo.uuu.
lie also has property in San Francisco,
land in California, stock in a local
bank and shares in some two or three
plantations. She said his income i-s
about SI 2,000 a year.
Mrs. Miner testified that the result
of their family jars has been nervousness
and constant fear. She said his
language in the presence of the young
daughter was most obscene, and that
as a wife she had been absolutely true.
The court questioned her as to her
nlans. and her main hope, she
says, dwells in the education of her
daughter. In response to a question
as to her social station, she said her
society was of a mixed nature. She
has both married and unmarried sisters
abroad, aud a brother in Honolulu,
but with the last she is not on good
Mrs. Miner's cross-examination had
begun and was under way when court
arose at 5 p. m.
Judge Humphreys held an evening
encQinn which lasted until after 2
o'clock. The question of reconciliation
came up, but Mrs. Miner wnen interrogated
by the court on that point
said she did not think there could e
any reconciliation. "Asked if she was
willing to let the father have the child,
she declined to say one word about
the child for the present.
The cross-examination was then resumed.
The entire direct evidence
was traversed and retraversed, and
then once again, but the witness was
not broken down or shaken in her testimony
in chief. She told over and
over again the same pitiful tale of cruelty
alleged to have been received it
the hands of her husband, the
and cuffings to which her child
was subjected, and the humiliation
that her husband heaped upon her in
his alleged outbursts of passion. :n
which mood she likened him to a
mnn Shf? went into great detail un
der Mr. Thompson's close questioning
and it was very dirty family linen mat
the Miners hnng out to public view
last evening. She declared that these
avalanches of wrath fell upon her in
consequence of the most trivial causes,
from a badlv cooked egg or bowl f
mush to the training of the little one
that should have served as an olive
branch of peace in the family, and
from the accidental breaking of a
rhan inmnlnir iack ta the proper or
improper management of the household
expenses and the pin-money
which Mrs. Miner says she ought to
have had and didn't often According
to her testimony, violence, verbal
and physical, was so common ia
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the household that she lived In constant
fear and tremblinc Some she
would gloss over: others she couldn't.
An effort was made to develop what
transpired when she visited Attorney
Hatch for purposes of consultation,
but as it was a professional visit Judye
Humphreys said she need not answer
the questions, and repeated efforts to
get out the same facts by 'whipping
the devil around the stump" aroused
the ire of the judge, whose emphatic
censure put a stop to this line of questions.
The family ghost peeped out of family
account books, was dragrcd out
of the child's crib and followed Into
the husband's safe, to which the wife
has not had access of recent years.
The wife swore that Dr. Miner had as
saulted her with all sorts of imple
ments and pelted her with an assortment
of missiles not usually employed
as projectiles. Among others the enumerated
cooked carrots from the table
and ice-water in glasses and
pitchers. She said he had beaten her
with his fists, kicked her with his generous
feet, with shoes and without, m
bed. about the house and on the public
streets. He had pounded her over the
head with a fishing rod or long piece
of bamboo, stripped her to her waist
and thrashed her. and used a curved
tlesh brush in a way it was never
meant to be used, by beating her
black and blue with the wooden side
of it. The foul language which she de- (
clared her husband indulged himself
in only too frequently was awful and
cannot be reproduced in a family journal
like The Republican.
The cross-examination developed
two new facts: First, that there are
two kinds of angry faces, the red and
the white, and that Dr. Miner belongs
to the white variety;" and, secondly,
that his mother was incarcerated In
an insane asylum in Canada. Mrs. Miner
rather leaned to the idea that
when the doctor gives rein to his
he is not just level-headed himself.
It is not very clear what the defense
is going to do with all this information,
now that it developed it,
it was laid as the foundation for
When asked if she had apprised Dr.
Miner of her intention of leaving him
and taking her daughter with her,
Mrs. Miner promptly said:
"No: if I had I would probably oo
Many of the details of the unlovelv
family life came out, names of other
persons were dragged in, but the suspicions
that "originally
and bitterness into this home
were subsequently often found wholly
unwarranted, and all such names are
here suppressed that no injustice may
be done to any one.
Tho case will go on at 10 o'clock
this morning.
Dedication Exercises Will Take Place
Next Sunday Morning.
The dedication of the new temple of
Buddha will be tho event of the day in
this city next Sunday. The building is
a costly one, representing an expenditure
of some ?10.000. At 10 o'clock in
the morning the worshipers of that
branch of religion, dressed In black,
will form in a sort of martial array at
the British consulate, on King street,
and the line of march will ue on King,
Beretania. River and Vineyard streets,
with Head Priest Imamura at the head.
The ceremonies at the temple will begin
at 11 o'clock in the main auditorium,
and a ceremony of thanksgiv
ing will take place at 2 o'clock. Mr.
imamura will deliver a sermon and H.
Matsumoto, K. Arai, U. Hirokane and
C. Uchida will follow with brief addresses.
Following will be the program:
Buddhist hymn by young Buddhists.
Opening address by Head Priest. Address
by a representative of the priest
of the church. Address by Miss Herbert
and several Japanese. Address
by members of the chapel. Addresses
bv members of the Young Men's Budd
hist Club. Addresses by members vl
Buddhist temples on the otner islands.
Song by the congregation.
Morning, afternoon and evening will
be given to thanksgiving exercises.
Robert W. Wilcox, delegate to congress,
will leave for Uxq mainland on
the 30th on the Rio de Janeiro. On
landing at San Francisco he will
on to Washington and will arrive there
a few days after the convening of con-
cress. He will be accompanied by
Mrs. Wilcox and D. Kalaukalani, Jr.,
his secretary.
The independents will endeavor to
revive some ot the noise of the cam-Daien
on the evening of November 2$.
for Wilcox's benefiL Plans are being
laid for a big torchlight procession,
after which there will be a mass meeting
in the ruins of Kaumakapili
Jas. K. Kaulia will give a luau to
Wilcox on Thanksgiving night at his
home in Kapalama. Kaulia is one of
h inrieDendent leaders and will see
that the successful candidate Is given
a proper the evening before
he sails for Washington.
Football at Punahou.
There will be a game of football on
Saturday afternoon between the Ma-He
llimas and Punahou Varsity teams
at the Oahu College grounds "at 3:30
The Women Work
Hard to Raise
Church Debt.
Proceeds of the Occasion Will Make
a gocd start in reducing Church
Debt Which the Women Have
Pledged themselves to Pay.
The Ladies' Aid Society of the Methodist
Church held a brilliant
fair yesterday afternoon and
evening on the Haalalea Lawn. In tho
afternoon the place was visited by
large numbers of people. The Hawaiian
Quintette Club furnished
music and the attractive booths
of refreshments and merchandise
claimed attention and liberal patronage.
When darkness came the grounds
were brilliantly illuminated. The Hawaiian
Electric Company had gratuitously
wired the place and hundreds
of incandescent lights sparkled among
the trees and shrubbery. On thse wires
were also hung numerous Japanese
lanterns, giving novelty to the illumination.
There were numerous booths
stationed about the grounds in whlcli
were displayed a great variety of salable
things. The merchandise booth
was conducted by Mrs. Stone and Mrs.
Pearson. There was everything on
sale from a $10 piece of furniture io
a paper of pins. The stock of merchandise
was worth several hundred
dollars and represented the liberality
of the Honolulu merchants. Tho dis
play of Hawaiian curios, presided ovor
-y Mrs. Moore and. Miss Ripley, caught
the eyes of tho visitors and did a thriving
business. Most of the articles
were collected byAlrs. Stono on her
recent tour of Hawaii. A splendid dis
play of fancy work was a prominent
feature of the fair. These goods were
under the management of Mrs. Bachelor,
Mrs. Lyle aud Mrs. Coyne.
Mrs. Howard presided over a fine
collection of toys and children's novelties.
The Japanese bazaar was a favored
resort of the women. Tea was
served in pretty ciiina and each customer
was given a dainty teacup to
carry away as a souvenir. Mrs. Johnson
and Mrs. Kerns dispensed the fragrant
tea. Confectionery and lemonade
was served by -Mrs. McAllister.
Coffee, sandwiches and Bos-ton's favorite
breakfast dish were sold by Mrs.
Clara Petrie. Ice-cream and the best
cake in town were served by Mrs.
Bemrose. Home cooking was for sale
by Mrs. Bryan.
The Ladies' Aid with
in the capable president, Mrs. Clara
Petrie, has undertaken to raise a big
fraction of the debt which stands
asrainst the Methodist Enlsconal
Church. This annual fair was made
the occasion of a special effort, and
when the footings are made it will be
found that the aid society has made
a fine beginning. Early last evening
the sales had reached the J500 mark
and the liberal handed crowd that was
present and patronizing the
gave good promise of making it an
even thousand.
A laree amount of unsold goods will
be left over. It is the plan of the society
to have a Christmas sale, when
it is thought the entire lot may bo
easily sold. The concert by the 'Hawaiian
band in the grounds of the
hotel across the street made the
Lawn a doubly delightful place
to spend the evening.
The Visible Supply Here Is Quite Rapidly
Fading Away.
Unless the Kilauea Hou arrives with
bullocks from Hawaii today there Is a
meat famine staring Honolulu con
sumers in the face. The cold storage
supply is almost exhausted and the
demand is at present very large for
meat. The change in the date of the
arrival of the new steamers with a
large supply of refrigerated meats
from the coast has knocked out the
calculations of the butchers, and so
there will have to be some very careful
handling of the visible and immediate
supply of beef cattle to tide over
the scarcitr. As it was in former
years, Kauai. Maul and Oahu all raised
sufficient meat for their own consump
tion. Now that nearly all the available
grazing land on the islands mentioned
has been taken up for cultivation
of sugar, the greater part of the
meat used is brought from Hawaii.
The big Island Is also becoming a
great meat eater and is having its
hands full to supply its own consumers
and the markets of the other Islands.
Maui Voters Deceived.
Delinquent taxpayers on Maui are
reported to bo very numerous. The
natives on that island have been led
to believe by campaign orators that
the penalty for non-payment of personal
taxes will be but 1.

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