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HONOLULU, H. T., WEDNESDAY, JANUABY 8, 1902. PSICE FIVE CENTS
VOLUME IV. NO. 491.
Mail Carrier Silva's Assailants
BLOWS WERE STRUCK BY MANASE
DEFENSE RAISED CONTENTION
THAT THE MAIL WAGON
District Attorney Dunne Called Several
Witnesses Who Were
of Assault Evidence Much
Asalnst Manase New Year's Day
Affray Which May Prove Serious.
Henry Peters, a drayman in the
'mptoy of P & Company, charged
with assaalt on United States mall
carrier John P. Sllva. while engaged
in the performance, of hte duties on
New Year's day, was granted a
at the conclnslon ot hie preliminary
hearing before United States
rommlssloaor W. J. Robinson, which
a held in the Federal Court room
William Maaase. the '
and a companion of Peters, whs held
for trial at the next torn of. tlie
d Statea Court, and hi ball was fix
d at $0.
The llrat witness called before Commissioner
Robinson wa Mall Carrier
Silva. who in substance related the
ovenU which transpired on New
Year's morning;, which resulted In his
rroelYliia a blow across the face front
Mall Carrier Attaoked.
Silva declared that he had reached
' ho corner of Queen and Bmily streets
and had lent his cart to remove the
mail from a nearby letter box. when
two men came up to him. One. who
afterwards proved to be Peters,
to lead the horse by the brittle,
when Sifts Celled to Mm to de-i.
and Peters then dropped' the
Sllva, further stated that
then came up aud took hold of
ho horse's head-gear, and agsin the
mail carrier called out" Leave that
horse atone." Manas left the animal's
hoad and. walking up to Sllva who
was about to get Into his cart, struck
him several times in and about the
fare and head, meanwhile saying:
There, take that, will your SUvn
Mated that Peters did not hit htm.
and that the only blows were administered
Silva insisted there was aa abundance
of room for the men to pass. lie
tv'lifved that Wanase was not under
the Influence of liquor at the time.
Sllva MenUfled both men as his as-a
Hants. He claimed that he bad
i had any previous trouble with
Plea of the Defense.
Manaee and Peters were represented
by Attorney A. G. M. Robertson,
who i his cross examination endeavored
to show that Silva's enrt was obstructing
the approach to the sidewalk,
and that the defendants had
simply attempted to move the vehicle
in order to pass along without being
ompailed to take to the muddy stmt.
The case- for the proeecMtion was
condaotad by United States District
Attorney J. J. Donne.
J D. Statnson, a stevedore, was
called and Mbotttatsaltv testified as
"I saw the diUcutty betweea Mall
Carrier Sflvaaud Messrs. Peters and
Manage. Saw both defendants stand-las
near br. I eaagoaed Sllva to
lock the letter box .before taking his
departure. I did not see a blow
struck. I believe Jt wonki fcave been
posatbls for a cart and horse to have
passed Silva's rig."
Saw the Blew Struck.
Another witness, laeae II. lwrey.
a water, said: "1 saw two defendants
on How Year's day. joshing the mail
carrier as he was about to get out
of his esrt to collect mail from the
letter box. Soon after f saw ouo of
the men strike the mall carrier a severe
blow on the face- I can Identify
Manase who Is now In the court roam.
"I did not see the mall carrier make
aa assault on Maaase previous to the
dimenhy. i believe it would be
for a vehicle to pass the mail
cart without causing an damage to
aftaor. The blow was struck after
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"CHANGE" BOOKTO G0HTRACT0RS
MASTER BUILDERS' ASSOCIATION'
ARRANGES PLANS FOR
THE NEW YEAR.
Annual Meeting Held at Elite Block
Headquarters and Officers are
Elected Association a Benefit to
Those Who Do Business with
The Master Builders' Association of
Hawaii commences Its second year's
work under the most favorable auspices.
Since the inception of the organization
in this city, the Hotel
street headquarters havo been the
center from which omanated plans for
buildings and improvements of a very
Another matter to which the Master
Builders Association has givon
ranch of its time and attention during
the past year is to elevate the character
of constructive work put upon
new buildings in the territory over
which the Association has jurisdiction.
Reporto Show Good Results.
Reports submitted at the annual
meeting of the Association showed
that the united efforts and co-operation
existing in the ranks of the Master
Builders of Hawaii were not without
beneficial results. It was also
ulatnlv demonstrated that the organ-
ization and the establishment of offi
ces In the Kilte miuamg as u.
much needed convenience to all those
Whose business brought them in touch
with contractors and builders.
This is the second year of the Association.
John Ouderkirk having been
president during the first year. During
the evening an amendment was
adopted to the constitution 1y which
"any person having business dealings
with Master Builders" may become
"special members of the Association.''
That is, the Association will hereafter
be conducted In the nature of a Builders'
Exchange, similar, to the Exchanges
in San Francisco, Chicago,
and all the large cities.
Neon Hsur on 'Change.
All the iron lumber, painL tin,
hardware, bricK. wan paper men uuu
all the of town as well
as all the architects and other allied
professions and trails will be
brought in and, during the noon hour, j
there will be a "change" whereby J
owners or any one olse wishing to;
see any of the contractors of town
will find all of "them at the Association
headquarters, which at present
are located In the Elite building over '
Hart's on Hotel street
This action of the Association will
be of great lnefit to the general public
for, of all the hard men to find, a .
busy contractor with a dozen jobs in i
as many parts of town is the
est, but to find him on 'change oach ,
day will be an accommodation of
prime Importance. i
Officers Are Elected. .
Officers were also elected at tbe,
annual meeting. Those chosen for
the ensuing year were the following:
President T. F. Osborne, manager
ct the Concrete Construction Co., J
Ltd.; vice president, V. T. Paty; sec- j
rotary. James F. Langston. of the firm
of McDonald & Langslon; treasurer,,
W. P. Barry, manager of the Pacific'
Mill Co Ltd.; auditor, Julius Asch. '
of J. A. Hopper Co.; executive com-
ntlttee, F. J. Amoeg. manager of the
Hawaiian Engineering and Construction
Co.: F. W. Beardslee, of Beards-1
ltje & Page: J. H. Craig; Victor
njan. of the firm of Hoffman & Riley;
ami John Ouderkirk. The oxecutlve
committee yesterday elected F. W.
Beargslee as chairman and J. H. Craig
The new president is eminently fitted
for the position having been president
of the Board of Trade of he
City of Portland, Ore., for four years
prior to coming to Hawaii. !
Burglars Secure Tcothsome Booty.
The restaurant of Yee Woo. located
oa King street, near the Oahu Railway
depot, was entered by burglars.
Sunday night, the visitors making,
away with quantities of cakes. cigars,
Cigarettes, soda water and other
bles. The police have reason to
pect some vagrant Porto Ricans. i
. base for Trophies. f
A fine koa case which is intended ;
for a receptacle for trophies and
cups has just .been put up In the Hea-
lani boat hcuse.
A meeting for the pursuance of nature
study took place at the High
School yesterday evening.
Flooded Streets and
hmwaimn People A4ust WkitHmd Times,
Nearly two weeks have passed i
since the heavy rains fell in Honolulu
and caused the water which covers
the land in Kewaio to rise to a height
hitherto unrecorded in the history of
For nearly two weeks the sun has
shone with all its might on Kewaio .
as well as on the rest of the city. '
but still it seems that it rained but .
yesterday in Kewaio, for the main j
road through that district is still as ;
much of a canal as ever and the con-1
ditions are as bad, if not worse than j
they have been for the past many
Queen street from South street to
Cummins street, is almost imnassable.
Drays and heavy wagons cannot pass
without risk of getting mired. Carriages
and hacks avoid the dirty
place and will not endure the mud i
and filth bf the city's shame.
What the Residents Say.
A number 6f the property owners
and residents of Kewaio were interviewed
yesterday and told their stories
of the horrible state of affairs
which they have had to put up with.
They did not exaggerate the facts a
particle. One has but to wade through
Kewaio to ascertain tne tacts ror ;
himself. Let him go along Queen i
street as far as Ward street and let I
him go into the side streets and along
the streets parallel- with Queen.
Let him first, however, provide himself
with high rubber boots.
In rainy weather Queen street is impassable
from Cooke to Cummins
streets. It.is impassable to auyone on
foot. - " f
In ordinary weather, such as Ke
waio is enjoying today, it is
ble for anyone to pass with the slight-!
.est degree of comfort along Queen
s'reet from Cooke to Ward. Laniwai
fltrcet is in just as bad condition.
Laniwai street runs parallel to Queen,
on the south sido.
Yesterday a broad stream of water
filled Ward street from fence to fence.,
and Laniwai street was also full of,
water, although the water in Laniwai .
street was still, while that in Ward
street, which crosses Queen street,
was running like a small river. The J
.ilur aS uV .u uu uC m Ma.u d somtimes washes out the cess-, the Territorial government, that they! yesterday, the Republican Territorial ",, . ,' ""-" rff
street ' ( " j
,, , pools. scattering their contents win be ready to commence work at committee called the attention of these . , '. nf f1
Those residents and property own-! . - .. . , . , , . . ., . .. missing gnrments. As a result,. of the
I around. Ala Moana Article No. of Rules
A , , , , by spring. The gentlemen to ,. nntMm !,.
" "t IZlZtt ! "We haVe Uie SreatGSt dlffiCUUy I P f and fr : aDd RlatlnS' in WhICb " ,S StatCd: . Si theamtsn0U,,aS W"
nrottv oon toremed; SelinhealUiful ' Ule , TalSiaS " StreetS l Precludes t "You axe instructed to confer with ; claudlna. the Porto RIcan. cangat
1 and we find it sometimes impossible j anything being done whatsoever. The other members of the Territorial Cen-i by Messrs. Simpson and Crozler was
and f i conditions Kewalo ,
disgraceful tQ get You can see where material could not be purchased at tral Committee from the First taken to the police staUon. He main-would
be from In uncertain (
,. i,prfn to th exDense of nut-. thi tim tnr ioc than i 7 n mM. ri.t Mnccn Fc.pn nn? Wnlfcr nnd i taintxr a stnH,? eiina in mmm
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Z1 LI1IK LI1? Hill I1UL UL11 Illtfll '
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that they would take some action, be-.
yonu moving away ana selling tneir 1
property, but that the bubonic plague .
or some owier iu..y uau6.u. auu
norrinie aisease wouiu oe me ouicorae ,
of conditions and that, m this way,
Kewalo would be "heard from."
Mr ....... Vnn . .. r.San ..r TalW . i
Botween Ward and Cummins streets
on Queen street on the south side,
No. 909, is a Chinese store. The prop-,
rietor and owner is Yuu Chap. Yun 1
Chap was- not at home yesterday.
wnen tne reporter ptcKeu nis way 10 j
the establishment Mrs. Yun Chap .
was in charge. Mrs. Yun Chap does f
not speak dictionary English, but shel
knows how to make herself under- j
stood and she did so on this occasion.1'
"My husband owns this store and
house and we have lived here for two j at hand. We also have com- flne o & he ex-or
Kamakee streeL Fangelli com.-work th feIow members and agree "f
three years. For the last year, onnnittnn nf tht clete plans drawn for the building of ,f ,.,, , , pected.
the condition of the streets down here
has been something terrible.
"When It rained about Christmas
time, the -water in the street, was
washing over our doorstep. We were
obliged to bring all the goods on the
little veranda into the store or they
would have been washed away. My
tusband had the little -veranda built
some time ago so we could go outside
of the store without getting into the
This Store Has a Wharf.
"Now, in rainy weather, il is just.
Dispel Comfort and
like a little wharf and the wagon.
coming through the water, can back
up to the little wharf and take on the
goods without any of the goods getting
in the water.
"There is always water under the
house in rainy weather and in
good weather it is still damp, because
the sun cannot get at the wet
"We have been hoping that the
do something to make
the streets better, but the government
does not care.
"I saw Mr. J. H. Boyd driving by
here one day not long ago. He was
just looking around. No, he did not
get out of his buggy, because he did
not want to get his legs all over mud.
He seemed very comfortable in nisi
bugsy. I thought to myself. What .
would you say if you had to live here.
Ward Street a River.
"That stream running down Ward
street over there comes from Peck's
fish pond. In rainy weather the water
from the mountains overflows the
pond and the water floods the streets.
Mr. Peck doesn't care. He doesn't
live here. The pond has been over
flowing ever since Christmas, this
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weather and keeps it up for, a long,
time afterward in dry weather. Some-i
times we see cat-fish in the street
an the children swim around after;
them m the deep places.
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I am tnanKtu, mat none or us are
sick, but I suppose we will gefc sick
by and by. It will be a long time!'? ... -- . . a - .... . y
vet hefnro the rovernment 'does ! ,
"thing with Kewiilo. TTnidwHls b&
cause my husband told me. He knows
the government never does what it
says it will do in this city."
Caotain Paul Smith.
Captain Paul Smith, who has charge
of the Star Soda Water Works on
Queen street, between Ward and
Cummins streets, said: "It is
to me that there is not a great
dea, mme sickness in Kewalo than
g The pace ,8 always floodeJ
nn. thttra nn PTI tn ihn nl.,pl,tIon.
able odors around during the hot
weather. The water collects in vacant
,otg wth flUh and refuse of kinJs,
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ting (jovrn a temporary roau on our (
accouQt We cause(J seyeral ,oad3
nf rnpt nnd dirt to be dumned On
Queen stfet gQ ag tQ make a roailKSLr ,
oyer street wherfi water
rushes down from Peck's pond and
Captain Smith pointed out the tem-
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norarv roau. wnicu siutJv ui out ui jav
watery way like the bank of a flooded j
ditch. Along this Improvised trail .
the wagons of the soda works make
their way when starting out for the
town. Captain Smith did not enter-,
ta,n hope that tne government ;
wouM ever do anything for Kewalo.
jje seemed more or Jess resigned to
his fate, thanking God that he did not
uve jn Kewalo.
Can't Get Into Town.
William Fangelli tesides at No. 973
r.. ctot th smith ;Sri nir;
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streets, saying mm. sue unu.c ,
to get to town in bad weather. -n,.'
Fangallis have lived at this place for
. .. t
about five years. During the last!
roar nditions have been dreadful. '
Mrs. Fangelli said it was the usual
thing to see men "and women, who j j
otherwise never tnougat 01
bare-footed, wading through the wa
ter toward the town. This Is the only
way people can get around much of
the time. She had heard something
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Says Keiloites 1st1
; Exercise Soma.
"To the district outside of Honolulu
will be devoted the greater portion of
that $20,000 a month appropriation,
voted to the Department of Public
Works," declared Superintendent
j James H. Boyd yesterday.
"The long suffering residents in the;
i jow districts-of Kakaako and Kewaio
, must exercise patience." he continued.,
T UTTl fill It maVA rtf "Urt ilnr.)nM1lA
I TO CLARIFY .
. ...... ., Ul lliC umau.can central Committee In the First
condition of affairs in that
district, has been a matter over which
I am also familiar with the state of,
.u u i,uuv. .mu.ciucuu, uu I Hawaii, and especiallv in the Hilo
portions of this island and in; trict have spent manv anXjous hour
districts on other islands in the territorial
Successor to James Gibbs.
group, and have decided upon
a very curtailed plan of improvements I . Whether the failure to appoint a
for those districts which have not re-, man to fill the office lately vacateil
cejVed a cent's worth of improvement.
almost since the inception of the de-'
Other Districts First.
"There are people in the outer dis
tricts of the Territory ot Hawaii who
are oullged to pay taxes, and also
compelled to submit to conditions far
worse than those which confront the
people who reside in the low lands of
Honolulu. The contention seems
eral that too much money Is expended
in improvements in the capital city.
at the expense of the remainder of
the Territory We must be fair, and
treafc c,Uzen's fr()m aH portions 'f the
T.rritp .,M imnPHfT.
matter of finance t 'it revived '
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1"T tnol Krt wn1f trt anan'tlw. fnn
- .AKLkhll. urr XXlt&UC: LI UUStYCI llll Mill K
time just how the additional amount
will be utilized, as that would- depend
a great deal upon the extent to which
Assistant Mafstbn Campbell could
limit expenditures on Hawaii while
doing that island all possible justice.
Mr. Campbell, who left on the steamer
Kinau, will spend a month on that
island superintending the repairs of
storm damages and inspecting public
Waiting for Cheap Filling.
"In our present straightened financial
circumstances but little can be
done In the Kewaio district before the
first of March. I now have assurances
frnm Hattnn Rrnthprc tirhn l,rM riroitf.
iQg contracts and ;oncessIons from (
v."o. ..,v - - ..... T..w v,.v. ,
yar(j s many of Kewalo's streets I
away below grade, it can be ,
otcII finira.! nut tliil )ha ornancn iin '
der such circumstances wouifl be tcp.,
'Owing to the agreement which we
have with Cattcfc Brothers, the goy-
eminent win oe suppuea wun inear '
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cirpri"in?5 at th rntf of 3i rnts a
ct o- -
cuoic yard. The company will lay
tracks from the scene of their
insJ operations to the streets
nated by the Public Works Depart-'.
ment needing attention, and theyi
can by this means be raised to grade
at a smali fraction of the expense
which would be entailed if the work
was undertaken at the present time.'
"I have been given to understand
that scooping dredges, tracks and en-
glnes win soon be installed, ana tne
locality be gotten in readiness for the'
th hi,- mtr . only await the
3- -. .-
, j . nnshlmr ., ifork
necessary mnas iur pasaiug the
T , .- .it-. 1 nl.l!H
.sir. oojq biaiva. mat me ruwu.
Works Department will endeavor to
save whatever It is Dos3ible. bnt
among several considered needful im
provements he declared that a water
supply for Laaaina. and a general
overhauling of roads and bridges on
Hawaii were considered absolutely
: EILO POLITICS!
WARRING FACTIONS BE GESENTED -
INSTRUCTIONS SENT TO THE REPUBLICAN
OF FIRST DISTRICT.
Conference of Committee Members
Advised Successful Candidate to
Have Majority Recommendation.
Choice Must be Entirely With
Members of the Hilo District...
One of the much mooted problems
in Republican politics on Hawaii bids ;
fair to become permanently and satisfactorily
settled upon the arrival of
the Kinau at Hilo this week, bearing
important mail to leaders In political
affairs on the big island.
ti,. nto , ... ,'
James GJbbs who refl0ntlv
fm , ki.. , ' "M,
the leadersof Republican faith on!
Mr. Gibbs was due to ignorance or a
general misunderstanding, those in
close touch with the committeemen in
this city are at a loss to definitely
The matter has remained in an un-
settled state for many months. The
instructions forwarded to those in
control yesterday It is believed will
set the First district committeemen
aright again, and cause the Dolltical
atmosphere to become clarified. i
Opinion of B. F. McStocker.
iae ,eUer rrom h' McStocker. ;
Territorial Committeeman of First!
district. Hilo, Hawaii, to the secretary!
of the Territorial Central Committee, I
and which was but incidentally Intro-:
duced at the meeting of the committee1
oa Monday n!ght, favors the namc of
j. Castle Ridgeway. deputy collector
nt .nstnms nt Wlln ne h cncnr
iu Jir. uiuub.
Mr. McStockers claims that the recommendation
was made upon the principle
that the town of Hilo should be
distinctly represented in this commit
tee, McStocker representing Puna I
and Mr. Walker in Hamakua. After
consulting with several influential
members of the Republican party In;
Hilo, among them being Messrs. Ken- J
nedy. Peck. Rice, Haworth. Little.
Purdy, and Lyman, he found that a
majority favored the appointment of
Instructions Sent to Hilo.
Tnnlmlpil tn tht instniottnns Rnnti
JIessrs. McStocker, Estep and Walker!
w...., ...w. . . f .. , ,
name a gentleman to fill the place i
made vacant by the resignation of s
M, filHVc " !
The instructions also state: ,
"The existing rule makes it
tory of the committeemen of the Hilo
district to at least present a majority
recommenuauuu. cuusucui. i?
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lpitpr , reoeiveo nv -. me commiiiee Luac,
conference was had with
publicans, while proper, the choice J
must rest entirely with three"
bers in the Hilo district." I
Territorial Committee Member. !
. It also has been suggested to-Mr.
McStocker, that when the committee-.
men have chosen such successor, it ,
w,H duty of four members
Distrlct to choose, from
number a member of the
ial Executive Committee.
T. , , , a ir. .
upu " a
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member or tne territorial ieairai
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Committee. That gentleman oeiuKi
chosen, yon will then choose one of
your number and nominate him for
appointment by the chairman of the
Territorial Central Committee, as aiarrlved from Kona where are
member of the Territorial Executive ,
Committee from the First district." '
Orphanage and Industrial Meeting, j along In central Kona and is progress-The
Hawaiian Orphanage and In-! ing. favorably. Mr. Coerner will leave
necessary. The recent storms on the dustrial School Association will have j la the Sierra for the mainland to
big island are said to have left the a meeting at the Kona, Coffee store j make contracts for the railroad ma-thoroughfares
in terrible condition. . this morning zt 10 a. m. t
Mannel Clandina a Porto Ricaa.
Is Placed Under Arrest
RESIDENCE OF MRS. HOUGH VISITED
SAFE CONTAINING ARTICLES OF
MUCH VALUE IS TAKEN
FROM THE ROOMS.
Man and Woman Believed Inpltcated
in the Job Make Their Escape
Captive Maintains Stolid Silence
Regarding His Connection With
Burglars entered the premises Of
Mrs. Luther W. Hough on Richards
street opposite the Capitol Imlhiing
shortly after six o'clock yesterday
evening, and a half an hour laser,"
Manuel Claudine. a Porto Ricaa. woa
placed under arrest charged with i .
The robber was the most daring of
any perpetrated in this city for mani''
House Rabbed at Dinner Time.
The residence is occupied by Mrs.,
Hough as a boarding house. It wag
while the family and boarders werft
gathered around the dinner table thnt
a suspicious noise was noticed. Investigation
soon revealed the
once of burglars In the house. Two
boarders named Simpson and Crosier
uww juiuvu m taic uiiu uivev fox-
ties espied Claudine. a Porto Ricaa
lad. scudding across the yard towards
the gate. The men also saw a man
and woman for a briof momont as the
Pair disappeared on a run down Rich-
ans street, they having just gotten
out of the yard.
The house had been completely ran-
C1 t A3 fwnn. Iftn t lnf 4 nnt f r i
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the lower front lanai the robbers had
succeeded In getting outa smalt Iron
safe belonging to F. Wundenberg.
The safe had been stationed In one
of the bedrooms. The maraud en bad
reached the outside of the building
and in attempting to open the strong
box. they made the noise which
alarmed the people within the honsei.
me suie comameu some casn ana
papers of considerable value. It is
cf old-fashioned construction and secured
by a common lock. That It
withstood the efforts of the robber
was due mainly to the timely arrival
the householders. A number Of StllT
drress wer founu" missing tmm Mrs.
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the matter, and positively refused to
divulge the names of hfs companions.
The lad was caught red-handed in his
work, and made no denial to th
charge placed against him.
Entrance was effected through a
window which had not been fastened.
The polfce dcpartnnt fe
th , .. . flw,lni. ..
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me fiuuuus ncrc iwpmziivBu IQ wi
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COUNTRY COON TONIGHT.
This Week Closes the H-an Season
at the Orpheum.
At the Orpaenm tonight Eraesl He-
can and company wi'I orodnca the
Three Act Musical Farce Comedy.
written by Allan Dunn, entitled -A
Country Coon.- The fall strength of
the company will be in the cast and
as it has been rehearsed for some
This week will close the Hogan en-
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65ouii. aa uhj cumpuay w awu
to Jeave br the Alameda.
Kona-Kau Railway Progressing.
W. A. WalPand Jaeob Coarner. lust
connected with the building of the
Kona-Kan Railway, report that the
j actual survey Is now being pushed