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m Hi m m ' . &V x$& . y .vi jr 3K . Av- I mMMli.irtHiMtrtrtiun SUBSCRIPTION i ftttv If you wish to get good results, advertise in: .itn OU iiiiiiiitir RATES I CA.NT - START THS Z I Om For Meat. Year .... ... SM Ml - TH E HONOLULU REPU BLICAN. : ? NEW BETTBR BY QRDSR1NQ YBAR THAtf 1 ; Six Moatae... .H-i I THE REPUBLICAN " Three Mouths 1.59 I - Paoae Mala 21$. I MIMMIItl.ltltf I I 1I" Hill flat t lit I M VOLUME IV. NO. 484. HONOIrTJIiTJ, H. TM TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1901. PRICE FIVE CENTS BISHOP IS OPPOSED BY' EPISCOPALIANS Second Congregation Meets Eesolutions Passed Objecting to Union of the Congregations-Rev.- Alex. Mackintosh ' Suggests Worship in Homes. WJIlto of the Anglican dwrch ba created a great atlr in the coegregattoa ot taat church by the auneuaoeiaeiit which he made from the pulpit on Sunday, that all Ikoft whe .wished- to come into a uatoa of Ue Cathedral parish and the Setoud Congregation could, do so by tgaiag their names in the Cathedral regfetry boek before January 9. 1M2. Tv notice pjhpoa conspicuously , on He fehurrh doe wi 'read asfollows: The Bishop's Notices. The Aagligftn Ghtrch in Hawaii, having .Its synod, held" la the city of Honftlulul cafthe second" and lowlngfaaw A? 1901, sol$ atltuLKm and canousof tho v - J . . , I l t. I !.. lTnltAil iat Episcopal Church in the Sutgs Qfmeritaf tfie said go tap effect on January 1. kJH)2aiiiid aW appointments made by tf$Blhon of Honolulu and licenses Beued by him subject to tho order of le Church ?f England will require, SroVldedftbes? arAn accordance with Che conUltutibn of the Protestant iBjrtetopIl Chffcb -to bi renewed sub- jMCtJXaV00 9t a8srat t0 thc ' ufick r common prater of tho Episcopal-Church in the Unit-& IH!. apd If -not xonewed within fiftgan dftyi after thataid first day of JafiEftr' 107 "will D?conie nuu ana Jt W'Bl8hop'oflbnpJUlu. .KtaiUoa of wardens and vestrymen for Si. Andrew's Cathedral under the new order, in effect January 1. 1902. AU male communicants of the Anglican Church in Hawaii, or of the Protectant Episcopal Church of the United States (not under the age f eighteen years), who have been residents in Hawaii since July 1, 191. or who shall have registered thir namee In the registry book of the Cathedral wardens on or before lie '9th day of January. 1902. will be titled to vote at the eloction of wardens and vestrymen of St. Andrew's Cathedral for the ensuing year, to be held In the Cathedral ecfeool room on Friday, the 10th day of January. 1908. The regietrv book will bo open for atgnaUires every evening in the cathedral school room from Monday. SO. 1901. to Thursday. January 9. 1901. from 7:80 to 9 p. m., in eitwtve, excepting Tweeday. W, Wednesday. January 1. and SttiMtey, January E. fSHntod.) ALFRED WILLIS. Doan. VICAR V. H. K1TCAT. Parish Priest. HBNRY SMITH. BDMUND STILES. "Wardens. Petltkn for Charter. r I Mn) kuc uiauui d with Treawrer Wright a petition ' Jar an amendment of the charter of tfce AngHeaa Church. The petition wa accompanied, by an engrossed oopy of the new charter and was signed by Alfred Willis. Bleaop of president; Alex. Mackintosh. MOCTetary: Henry Smith, treasurer: Oeje." S. Harris. Vincent Howard Luke Aseu. Kdatnnd Stiles and SokHiioa Mebeula. The petlttea Includes certified eoptac of the minutes of the proceed-lag of tho synod and the special MMttng of the Tmrtees. which give tho roneon for the anplicaUon for an aweaded charter as follows: Petition to Treasurer. Tfco petition, after setting 4m oaeWons in favor of amending th ohartor. at th recent meetings of the Diocesan Synod and of the trveteog of the church, proceeds as follows, giving reasons for the cago: "In consequence of the annexation of tho Hawaiian Islands by the United States of America, aa arrange-tot has been mado between the Ec Cteatastieal authorities of the church in Hawaii and the authorities of the Pro- tsetaat Episcopal Church in the Unit ! d States of America, whercbr the j. AngUcan Chnrch in Hawaii accepts the jurisdiction in spiritual matters of the Protestant Episcopal Church In America. "Under Its present charter, the corporation of the AngUcan Church In Hawaii holds all Its property to be faltnfnlly applied to the purpose and use of establishing and .maintaining the. church of the Anglican Communion within the Hawaiian Islnnds, according to the Doctrines ot the Church of England, aa the same are a explained and contained in the book of Common Prayer and in the form and manner of ordaining Bishops, Priests and Deacons and in the thirty-nine articles, the corporation being thus debarred from departing from the Doctrines of the Church of England, but not debarred from making or adopting changes In the formularies of the -Church of England In the matters not affecting Doctrines which the circumstances of the church might at any time require. Circumstances of the Church. "The circumstances in which the Anglican Church in Hawaii is placed in consequence of the annexation of the Islands by the United States of America require the adoption by the said church of the same changes in the Formularies of the Church of England as were made by the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States In America, when the American colonies becamo independent of Great Britain. "That tho changes mode in these Formularies in the United States did not affect Doctrine, may be shown first by the solemn declaration In the Preface to the Bqok of Common Prayer and administration of the sacraments and other, rites and ceremonies of thp church according to the usd o"f the Protestant Episcopa Church In the United States of America, in which, after inviting a com parison of the Book of Common Prayer of the Protestant Episcopal ,Churoh in the United States with th,Book of Coniinon.P.rayer of the Church of England it is said: 'In which it will albo appear that this church is far from Intending to depart from the Church of England in any essential point of doctrine, discipline or worship, or further than local circumstances require; and secondly by the close Inter-communion which has alwavs been maintained between the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States and the Church of England. "Tho circumstances of the Anglican church in Hawaii further jequire that the property should henceforth be administered in accordance with the constitution, canons, rules, regulations and discipline of the Protestant Episcopal Church In the United States of America, the Anglican Church in Ha waii having through Its Diocesan synod promised allegiance to the said constitution. "Wherefore, your petitioners pray that tho charter of the corporation may be amended In the manner set forth in the purposed amended charter of incorporation and have hereunto set th'eir hands this 19th day of December, in the year of Our Lord 1901. Second Congregation Meets. The meeting of the members of the Second Congregation, which had been called by Rev. Alex. Mackintosh at the Sunday morning services, which took place right after the Bishop had made his announcement about the union of the parishes, took place at the Sunday school room of the church at 7:30 p. m. last night, and was attended by most of the members of the Second Congregation. Every qqq present felt that somo decision must be taken and that immediately and that the members were determined could be seen from the unanimous adoptions of the resolutions set forth in the meeting. The meeting began with the reading of the letters from Bishop Willis, one to Rer. Alex. Mackintosh and one to the church wardens and the text of those letters was the basis for the resolutions adopted. The letters were as follows: From Bishop to Church Wardens. "Honolulu. December 2S, 1901. "V. R. Castle, Esq.; Geo. F. Davis. Esq.; church wardens of the Second Congregation: "Dear Sirs: I beg to enclose a copy of a notice which will be affixed on the church door tomorrow. "Under the constitution of the Protestant Episcopal Church the license given in 1SS5 to signers of a certain memorial to become a distinct congregation under which the Second Con- gregatlon has continued to exist nee- essarlly becomes void. With a view of bringing the mem bers of the Second Congregation Into union with the cathedral, there "will also be another notice Inviting all communicants In tho city to register so as to be qualified to vote for the cathedral wardens, etc, under the new order of 1902. "The license of the minister of the Second Congregation natuarly expires with the license of the congregation, but as I have already stated to you. new license can be given Man under (Continued on Eights Page.) CTRiC WIS I DECLARED DANGEROUS TQ LIFE AND Recommend Electrical Inspector Coroner's Jury Do Much Time to Seeking iRformation Leading . lo Cense ol H Js Death The Verdict Calls . . . lor Some Needed Reforms. - Had the wires of the Hawaiian Electric Company, entering the store of A. E. Mclneray, andjearrying a high voltage of electric fluid, been subjected to necessary and proper precautions, would young Charles Ah Fai have met his tragic death Saturday evening? t v This is the question which a picked jury, summoned by Coroner Charles Chilllngworth, wrestled with for the greater portion of yesterday afternoon and evening. At a late hour last night the verdict rendered by Messrs. Charles-Wilson. R. C. Geer, Wm. Berlowltz, John H. Wise, R. Kellett and A. P. Taylor, was one In which the electric company was mildly censured, and at the same time suggestions were put forth for the appointment of an electrical inspector. The verdict read as follows: That one, Charles Ah Fai, came to his death at Honolulu, Island o 28th day of December, A. D. 1901, from an electric- shock, received ffrom erny, in said Honolulu, connecting the wires in said store with the wires while said Charles Ah Fal was in- the act of turning on the current, nd if by the Hawaiian Electric Light Co., it is the belief of this jury that the d have met his death. And in view of the expert testimony of the electricians adduced in t wires of the Hawnan Electric Light Co. are in a condition dangerous to-, pro ing and lack of necessary attention. i Therefore, this jury recommends that the Superintendent of Public to inspect all electric wires In the city of Honolulu, with the power to' con acts as in the premises may seem meet. Listening to Technicalities. Throughout the .afternoon the jury sat and. listened to long technical descriptions of various intricate problems existing in the world of electricity. "Orms," "amplers" and "Volts" were bandied about by experts with great recklessness. However, close questioning by the jury elicited much practical information The experts called in to testify In the case did not agree in all points connected with the Ah Fai fatality. The switch in the Mclnerny store seemed to be a subject pver which there was much contention! One pronounced the switch a safe one, while another electrician claimed that the cut off was one considered "dangerous to all who are not entirely familiar with electrical apparatus. Dr. Cooper, the post-mortem physician, declared that the deceased was possessed of a disordered heart. Mr. E. A. Mclnerny, on the other hand, insisted that his clerk was a lad in good health, and that he had not given any signs of sickness In eighteen months he had been employed with the firm. Wires a Menace. The testimony of William L. Fra-zee, superintendent of the Govern ment Electric Light station, and of C. A. De Cue, were somewhat damaging to the Hawaiian Electric Company as each insisted that on several occasions they had found the wires of the company in bad condition, and further that In some instances the wires of the Hawaiian Company were a menace to the public safety. The jury, after concluding its digest of the mass of testimony, seemed inclined to the opinion that more than the prescribed 110 volts of electricty were passing through the wires leading into the Mclnerny store at the I time young Ah Fai met his horrible death. They were inclined to believe that in some manner, the wires had grounded, and that the full limit of electric fluid had passed through the deceased. Their verdict was not reached until after long deliberation. The later testimony had considerable to do with the censure of the electrical company. Dr. Cooper's Testimony. The testimony of Dr. C. B. Cooper was to the effect that he had been called at the Mclnerny store on Satur-: day evening, and had atended the j of generation at the power house un- Electric lines the wires hung very, young Chinese. He also conducted i til it was ready for the consumer, j low. He also stated his belief that at the post-mortem, and stated he was j He examined the switch at the store i least one wire on FoftXstreet was of the opinion .$h Fai possessed a very J and declared it a safe one. Mr. Cof- without insulation whatever. He In-weak heart. He observed many fee was of the opinion thai Ah Fai , sisted that while the wires are In cations which would indicate that the i deceased was afflicted with heart trouble. Dr. Cooper also inferred that the young man could not have been in the best of health at the time of his death. He was unable to state just what amount of voltage was necessary to cause death, but was inclined to the opinion that 110 volts, which was alleged to have been passing through the switch, was insufficient to cause death. Dr. Cooper stated that the burned marks on the hand of the H. A. C. WILL SOON MOVE. New Quarters In Pettus Block a Great Improvement. Early in the comingr year the Honolulu Athletic Club will move into new quarters in the Pettus block on Alakea street, mauka of the Soldiers' Home The Increased membership of the club, whtch now numbers 120 members, has necessitated this step and at the same time the "club Intends to provide numerous iaproveEaeats. in the new quarters there will be a complete gymnasium outfit with lock I dead boy indicated that he had J touched both poles. F. J. Cross Testifies. F. J. Cross gave considerable testimony of a technical nature. He explained the uses of the cut-off as used in the Mclnerny store. "To complete the circuit the switch must be closed.'' -said .Mr. Cross. "The two upper poles are alive, and therefore dangerous. The fact of a man touching an Iron 'pillar and the switch at the same time would not make any particular as in doing so It would' not Increase the voltage. He did not beJ lieve that 110 volts would burn flesh. The voltage of a ground wire is about 2200 volts. If the wire had grounded he believed it would have shown on the tell tale at the electric light station. Rainy weather sometimes causes the wires to ground and a man in normal condition, and with proper contact, would undoubtedly be killed by four or five hundred volts. The switch used at the Mclnerny store is one not generally used In places whera many persons are accustomed to manipulate lights. It is intended more for distributing, current from a central point. Unless one is very familiar with its workings, the switch referred to is not considered a safe one." Other Electrical Experts. Another electrical expert, H. A. Allen, claimed that wet weather had a tendency to cause electric currents to leak. He cited Instances where, in the larger cities, the lines of electric companies were regularly inspected. Mr. Allen declared that he never heard of 110 volts killing a person. Had water found its way in large quantities into the transformer locat ed en the poles, it might have caused Increased voltage over tire wires leading into the store. A third electrician, J. Coffee; claim ed to have seen several persons burned with a current of 110 volts. No serious results followed. Mr. Coffee dropped into a technical explanation showing the difference existing between primary, or main wlre and secondary wires, or those leading into stores and buildings. He described the process of reducing the power of current sent over the wires, and how It was restricted from the t'me i might have been thoroughly scared in connection with the" shock sustained and. being afflicted with disorder cf the heart, the result of his contact with the live wires might therefore be fatal Superintendent Hudson Examined. Superintendent Hudson of th Hawaiian Electric Company -was closely questioned regarding what had been done towards repairing the wires In j front of the Mclnerny store after the ers, shower baths, etc and It is Intended to develop indocr sports considerably. Aside from this there will be billiard and pool tables, a card room and a reading room Tfhich will be furnished with the latest Issues of various papers and periodicals. The officers of the Club- are: C. F. Schennerhorn, president; J. A. Thompson, vice president; P. Glea-son, secretary, and W. C Crook. Jr.. treasurer, who, together with W. P. r Berry, A JL Cunha, John Wise. John a Lane. Chris. J. Holt. if. Andrade, and J. Hansmaa form the board of trustees. . i D D T i Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, on the a switch in the store of E. A. the Hawaiian Electric Light Co., necessary precautions had been used eceased, Charles Ah Fai would not he case this jury believes that the perty and life owing to improper Works appoint a competent inspector demn and to perform all other such accident. He flatly denied that anything had been done with the wires, notwithstanding the report that linemen of the electric company had given the lines a general overhauling after the fatality had occurred. Mr. Hudson stated that all appliances along the lines were all right, and j pronounced the switch safe and one i generally used. E. A. Mclnerny related all Inci dents leading up to the tragic end of hfc clerk's life. He claimed to be fully aware of the danger attached to handling the switch. The apparatus hack been Inspected by the Board of Underwriters who found nothing lacking. Mr. Mclnerny differed considerably with Dr Cooper In declaring that he considered the deceased in perfect health at the time of his death. He stated that the lad had never been sick a day during his service of eighteen months at the store. Information derived from T. Quong Yee, a brother-in-law of the deceased. I elicited the fact that Ah Fai was a full-blooded Chinese and not of part Hawaiian parentage as first believed. General Lineman and Inspector. The last witness for the Hawaiian Electric Company was Wm. Carey, the general lineman and inspector. He claimed he had merely inspected the transformer located In front ot the Mclnerny premises after the accident, but had not found anything wrong. He straightened out the wires so they would not swing together. W. L. Frazee, superintendent of the Government Electric station, was questioned regarding the condition of the lines of the Hawaiian Company as he found them. He stated tuat he had found several places in the city that needed repairs. Cross-arms required attention, and in some cases wires had lost a portion of their insulation. He was of the opinion that a tightening up of the wires would greatly lessen the danger to life. Mr. Frazee believed that the wires were grounded when the Chinese met his death as It would generally require more than 110 volts to cause death. Wires Hang Very Low. C. A. DeCue. an Inspector of electrical apparatus In the employ of the local insurance underwriters. stated that on some of the Hawaiian their present condition, they were In many cases a menace to public safe ty and life. Mr? De Cue would not pronounce the switch used In the store a safe one for persons to handle. In his duties aa Inspector. Mr. De Cue declared he had occasion to condemn several wires of the company as unsafe, but thev had never been repaired or replaced. His testimony closed the Inquest and the jury rend- ered Its verdict as printed above. Original Christmas Item. At the services of the Christian Church on Sunday night an original Christmas anthem composed by Professor E. Cook, the organist and choir leader, was rendered. Mrs. H. V. Morgan and Mrs. Agatha Keeley taking the solo parts. , Episcopal Prayer Book. Rer. V. H. Kitcat ha3 given notice that on and after Sunday, January 19. 1S02. the -prayer book of the Protestant Episcopal Church of America will be used at St. Andrew's Cathedral- .ii!I JURY INSPECTS LAND ' AT PEARL HARBOR- Si Full and Complete" Lunch Marshal Hendry Held Responsible for Disaster . to Mole ' Enjoyable Trip. , : The trial jury in the case of the United States agaiostrfthe. Honolulu Plantation Company, sIt to condemn the company's leasofiold at Pearl Harbor for Naval purposes, accompanied by United States Judge Es tee. Clerk Mallng. Marshal Hendry. Captain Merry, commandant of the Naval station, Captain Pond. Captain Rodman, Judge Silllman. Acting United States District Attorney Dunne and Manager Low of the plantation, went to Pearl Harbor yesterday morning to look over the land Involved In the case. The members of the jury In charge of Marshal Hendry took the regular morning train, leaving the depot In Honolulu at 9:15 o'clock. Lunch Was Not Forgotten. The jurymen rather enjoyed the trip and were particularly glad that the weather was favorable, not relishing the idea of having to do any wading on arriving on the lands to be Inspected. . t A large and dainty lunch had been provided under the supervision of the United States Marshal and tho bailiff. One of the attorneys In the case hail suggested when the trip to Pearl Harbor was first proposed, that a "full and complete" lunch be furnish ed for the occasion. Judge Estee had remarked at that time that he did not know what a "full" lunch was. but ordered that a "good" lunch be provided. This adjunct to any party of exploration was not forgotten. Justice and WapTogether. Justice and War rode to-the scene of the future naval works In one chariot, starting from the metropolis some little time before the train left the depot, so as to arrive about the same time. Judge Estee and Captain Merry drove down to Fearl Harbor In a buggy. The party in the train disembarked at the little station of Puuloa and soon joined those who had come down by the road. Two large busses awaited the Jurymen and others and a few saddle horses were also provided. The explorers drove and rode from Puuloa station to the nearest point on the boundary line of that portion of the plantation figuring in the suit Starting from this point, after some Investigation of the junction of lands, and after Captain Merry and Man ager Low had pointed, out the- boundary exactly, the party moved on along the line, looking over the land as they went The jurymen asked manv questions in regard to boun darles. No conversation in regard to values or on any subject outside of boundary matters was allowed. Plantation Wagonc Used. It had been thought that busses 'would be the best things for the transportation of the Jury. But It wassoon found that the road was in a very poor condition and that It would be hard work for the busses to travel all the way over the plantation without becoming stuck. Manager Low had partly anticipated this, being familiar with the road, and had ordered two large plantation wagons to be In readiness. When It was found, therofore. that the busses would not do as conveyances on thU particular road, the wagons were summoned and the was transferred to the large vehicles. Six sturdy mules drew these wagons and the jurymen found thi method of travel much more satisfactory. Marshal Hendrr was in one of the wagons and. according to the Salvation Army Tonight. The Salvation Army will hold a series of meetings in connection with the watch night service this evening: At 7:30 p. m. the usual open air meeting at the corner of Hotel and Fort streets will be held, followed by a farewell free and easy good bye to 1901 meeting In the hall at 3 p. m. At 10 o'clock a recess win be called and light refreshments will be served to all comers; at 10:30 the last parade of the old year will take place and eleven o'clock will see the commencement of the night watch service, at the conclusion of which the first march and open air of the new year will be held. All are given a cordial Invitation to these services. Y. M. C. A. on Sunday. At theSunday afternoon meeting In the Y. M. C. A. hall. Rev. O. P. Emerson delivered an address on Christ's Introductions.' Vocal music' was rendered by Mrs. Agatha JCelley. jr V v - mony of some of its friend. & - paruauyrdsponPIWj for wht Jm penexl to th havy Ig. Four Mules 4.le Down. , , Th road was. In a worse cdHtytii iL , tion than was exptfoted. ?TS7Wp wagons went' along all rJgat'.Qost the way. but there weros 'njacer la Uy. highway which wercmprc bjoggr U$3Nr usual as a result of the recent, rain. In one of these boucv dUm& tfa large wagen In which Marshal 13 kRi dry was riding became stalled j four of the six mules made no UN minds to take a rest, lying d.own awl . reiusing to mpve. jg Those In the wagon were forced lb get out and walk, blaming Marshal Hendry for causing the wagon to sink in the mud. Thp Marshal weighs almost three hnndred pounds. Thlshalf of thejury did not hereto walk very far. however, for after they had Jaft , the 'wagon the rafcift. were inuueeu to pun it ou or tut nwu and those who had been pseuR were soon aboard again enjoying, ' as much as, ever and S"e6pinfe tli eyes open for facts to be ..dcrirb from a close Inspection of Ing conditions. . f,,' Judge Estee Rides a H6r$? Judge Estee. while the plantation -lands were being Inspected. Jrode a horse In this way he was better abt to look around nnd go whxr hte judgment directed him in search, of information to be derived' by obMw!r tion of the land. - , r While therewnwas. ntf the niembors of the jury-sad outsiders except on boundary mat-tens, the jurors, among thamsalvos.. discussed the condition? of the land as they found them and exchanged ideas on everything pertaining to th leasehold desired to be condemned. The land Involved in tho casa was carefully studied on iLs own merits and as affected by surrounding laada. The proposed location of a dry dock was inspected with a great deal of Interest and special attention was given to anything which in any way affected the property favorably or' otherwise. The weather remained ("jIbUm! all the morning, all day In feet, and the jurors bad nothing to complain of on that account. All Hands Eat Lunch. It was thought at first that Um land could not be thoroughly inspected before 2 or 3 o'clock ia the It was found, however, that by noon the property Involved la the suit had been completely goae over and that time yet remained for hiack and that lunch could be comfortably consumed and the party taken Jak to the railroad station in time to catch the early afternoon train, tearing Puuloa about 1:45. Lunch was spread at the ptea&kr tion camp, on that portion of tho Uovk figuring in the case That It wa u. "full and complete" lunch anch of the jury was willing to ado nowledge after he bad share of doing away wttft it. There was none of it Util to tali back to town. At 2 o'clock the Jury was back ta. town, much wieer for tholr trie ami prepared to listen to further testimony and more argument on the matter of damages. The Honolulu PianUtfoB cane In the Federal Court b ffoco Judge Estee and the trial jury at It o'clock this morning. The jury Is composed cf tilt- Gat-lowing: C. E. Murray. J. H. Lev- C. H. Ramsey. K. B. Porter. Otto B.r bach. W. J. HIekey. C.'V. Scurdevani, E. Buffandeau. L. F. Freoeott. A. V. Tripp, J. J. Locker and G. W. Pa NE.W YEAR'S DAY FOOTBALL. Scotch Team Will Play the Rest of the World. A game of Association football fct scheduled to take place at the Makkt grounds on New Year's Day. at lt:16 a. m.. between the "Scotchmen" and the "Rest of tho World." The Scotch team has already been selected and will line np as follows: Goal, Cockburn; backs. McGUl and R, Anderson: halfbacks. Brown. Cralk, " and Guild; forwards, McWhlrter, Kav. Goodie and Fiddes. Geo. Morse Is busy selecting the other team. Hawaiian Bill In Senate. By Mason Providing a code of land laws for the Territory of Hawaii, salaries of postofflce clerks and fixing an eight-hour day for post-office employees.