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STRANGE CHINESE LAW 3.
T!ic Best Bnglinli.
In the School Review Chas. T.
A Law book would ordinarily ap- Kemyoflndiannpolis dise.ussc& the
oal very little to the average reader, question whore the best English is
but a recent English book on the spoken. After reminding us that ' In
subject of Chinese. law, by Mr. Ala- Britain alone there urc six important
baster, contains much that Is divert- dialect divisions without including
ing as well as enlightening, The Wales or the Highlands of Scotland'
subject in this easo 1 anything but he, concludes that perhaps the best
heavy or dull. While justice iu China English spoken in England is in the
is a very different sort of thing from University region, or that section
the justice which Western nations lying north nud east from Oxford and
try to cultivate, and while many of London. Here have lived most of
the cases and rulings cited are ab-1 England's literary men, In the. Unit
surd according t our standards, yet ed States he savs there aro three
on the whole Chinese justice fulfills I distimv dialect divisions, the New
its purpose. In muvy way3 Mr. England, tin-Southern, and the Wes-
g Thomas Chirk, n candidate for Territorial senator from Maui,
holds tint it was an unconstitutional i.rocooding on the purl
f tli.' United States to annex the Islands without a treaty, and
v..t u i m,iifnr nf f ift tbo Tshind are not annexed, and cannot
lc, and tha. if the democrats come into power they wtfl show the
thing up in its true light and demonstrate that thai the Islands
arc do facto independent at the present time. Thomas, necessity
knows no law. and it was absolutely necessary toannex the Islands
ntthetiine.lt was done. And further, Thomas, if it becomes
necessary; n annex Cuba, it will be dona quicker that a wink. It
is but fair to give you credit for boiug honest in your views.
Thomas, but you dont quite understand the. American people just
yet, hence you aro very misleading.
ggg There is a clear distinction between incorporating a city an 1
establishing county municipalities. Every city and town on tin
Islands should be left to decide by vote, at its leisure, whether o;
not it wants to incorporate.. But county governments mustnoces
sarily be established by the sovereign power of the Territory.
The experience of all the territories in the United States hereto
fore has been that a division of the territories into counties with
county government has been the cheapest and best, the only
practicable method, in fact, and Ha'w-a-ii nei will bo no exception.
Honolulu may or may not Incorporate, as H chooses, and so wit h
Wailuku a'nd Hilo. Hut that 0ihu should be made a county, Maui
another. Hawaii one or two others, and Kauai another, goes with
out say in j.
Singular as. it may sound, the Hawaiian women are going to
prove a Tory potent factor in influencing votes at the coming
election. Already their quiet influence is at work, and may be
distinctly traced on Maui.1 in several notable instances. Men dont
generally like to acknowledge that they are influenced by their
u-ivos in matters political, and the Hawaiians are perhaps no ex
ception to the rule, but for all that, the candidates who win the
Hawaiian women tq their way of thinking are gqhlg to, gain votes
by dp.ing so.
H$ New issues are before the people today, and it is not right oi
or wise to lfoep digging into the unpleasant pa.s,fc. If hot headed
royalists wanted to cut off the heads of the obstreperous haoles, or
if Jonr headed suirar barons wanted to neau on royalty, wiry, no
pilikia, that ia,U over now, and v.-e are or ought all to bo good
American cjtLaon.s and to forget the past. It will keep us all busy
looking after the present and the future welfare of Hawaii nei,
and it high time now to let the dead past bury its dead.
Alabaster holds, it is actually supe
rior to what exists in England, for
instance. It Is quite likely that the
fictions and precedents of our occi
dental law would appear quite as
unreasonable to a disinterested on
looker as almost anything we licar uondon and vicinity is advanced as
told of Chinese courts. explaining tin primary difference
There are practically no lawyers between the New England and the
n China. The law does not encourage Southern dialects, though the negro
them as it does with us. A scholar influ'eneo seems aUo to have had mod-
as sentenced to tvo3-ears' imprison- ifyir.g influence. He might also have
nent and 80 blows from the heavy added the French and Spanish in-
Corporations! may not have squlj, but tho 'Wailuku Sugar
Company, in donating an acre and a half of its fat cane land, sup
plement by a donation of 50 per month, for the Settlement kinder
garden at Wailuku, has shown something jolly near an astral body,
at least. And there are plenty of other bloated monopolies on
Maui w-hh'h. urp continuously responding qiplte as generously to
(ho bet-torment qf things spiritual and mental on the Island.
The odorless excavator, which is held in such slight esteeu
in Hilo, should be sent to Wailuku. There is no possible systen.
pi sewage avanaoie ior wauuicu, and tne odoness excavator is
Our only refuge. Wailuku is now a healthy town, but if the popu
laiion mtu'oaaGM, m cannot possiDiy remain so witnoui tne aid o.
an excavator. Send us the ono from Hilo, and then lot tho Bonn
of Health and the sheriff of Maui make its use compulsory.
H Tho Piunoor Plantation at Lahaina has taken the load in th
matter of vaising the price of labor. The policy of that plantatioi.
i to rid itjielf entirely of Japanese labor, and in order to do so, it
is employing unskilled Hawaiian labor at one dollar a day, and
paying 1.25 and 11.50 for skilled lahoy, Tho result is that Ha
waiian laborers from all parts of the Island aro flocking to Lahaina
Will tho other plantations have to see tho raise?
H Without in the least desiring to interfere in the political tight
now raginjj on the Islands, the News has pointed out what it
deems the best ticket for Maui. These names are suggested ten
tatively for the consideration of tho voters, each of whom should
carefully compare the merits of the men on the respective tickets
nud thou vote for those who are best tittted for the odioes.
As the Maui steamed out of Honolulu on Wednesday, a week
gp, with mail for Maui, tho San Francisco atoamor with foregin
mail steamad in. Just one week later, that foreign mail reached
Wailuku. How long, oh Wilder are those iniquities to bo porpc
iratod upon thy people.'
3 Of all the nominees on all tho tickets, there is not, it is said
one single teacher, and yet the educational features of the Terr
tory will be one of the most important questions for consideration
2fext lime, wc must nominate som,e teachers.
fj The "Settlement" Is one of the best things that has cone
.ta Wailuku ia a long time, and it, as well as the ladies who ttr
looming to manage it, should be miulo to fuel that W&iluku want
tern, the hitter extendinir from the
Alleghanios ti the Pacific. The fact
thai, tho Puritans who settled New
Engla$v came largoly from North
England, and that iryinia settle
ments were made up of people from
flucnces in Carolina and Florida res
pcctively modified the Southern dia
lect. He finally concludes that the
best Eiiglish is spoken by the educat
ed people of the Middle West, perhap
in Indiana a perdonable conclusion
for an Indiana man to make, perhaps,
Pructlcnl ftlng Humbert
The late King Humbert of aly
ivas a very practical man, doin his
duty as king very doggedly and ser
iously, and heroically enduring the
music which followed him wherever
he went and which almost bored him
to death. Royalty itself so bored him
that it was an old saying in Rome
that he should have been a farmer or
a horse dealer, because he was so
fond of tho open air. A week before
the assassination an American nam
ed Blumenberg was presented to the
king by our minister to Italy. "The
king asked me," he says, in the Sat
urday Evening Post, "if I had en
joyed my visit to, Italy. Of course I
said "yes" aid, of course I added that
Italy was the home of art and poetry
the eternal homo of beaut'.
Tho king nodded ano pulled his
moustaches, 'i'es, that's true,' he
said; 'the very fields of Italy are full
of poetry but wish there were less
poetry and more potatoes."
iesrAn Invoice of Really
Excellent Spars from
30 to 60 feet long.
Straight; free from Knots.
KAHULUl" R, R. Co,
jamboo for trying to reduce a crimi
nal's offense from murder to man
slaughter. Chinese apathy when
some villainy is being done is largely
hie to fear of the law, which Rays
that "persons must not interfere
jnless they have a right to do so by
reason of relationship." The very
theory is that the courts shr.ll bo o
cry hot place for litigants, in order
to discourage lawsiuits.
Here is a curious instance of the
ay the system wonts in tho ease of
narent. A father was bri'.jod to
hush . up the murder of a son. An
other sou revealing it, the father was
excused, and the wretched son heavi
ly sentenced for bringing his father
into danger of the law. Again, a
woman, tired with reaping, slipped
and caused her father-iu-law to hurt
himself. By special favor she got
off with a fine in lieu of a bambooing
and three years' transportation. It
is interesting to know that to kill
one's motheriin-law hlY"! ves a heavier
enalty than to kil fine's wife.
A lunatic may bpeoine a great
nuisance to las numerous relatives
by involving them In his; vagaries,
nor does his irresponsible condition
always help him. If lie drowns him
elf iu the sacred waters of the palace
lake or th-3 imperial city mote, his
relatives will catch it, unless it can
be proved that he fell In by accident.
Lunacy is no defense. Bat the curi
ous effect of relationship is shown
in the following case: A son, trying
to prevent a lunatic brother from
beating his father, accidentally killed
tho latter. The lunatic suffered the A lover of violins tells the following
'lingsring death" (slicing to pieces), story about a magnificent del Jesu
and tho othep decapitation. Guns or Guarnerius fiddle tliet he ran
kept handy for burglars may lead across in the old country. It waspwned
to trouble. Li Yung Ching mistook by two brothers impoverished villa
his father for a night robber and shct gcrs, who had no idett of jts wca th and
him; rasult, decapitatiou. who itff t it hanging on a nail in their
A thief who hid under a lady's comfortless old kitchen. Fearing to
couch to avoid pursuit so frightened ai.ouse their avarice he made them
Wilder S. S. Co. Island News
A Little Too Foxy.
the occupant that sho promptly
killed herself, for which tho thief
was transported for three years. Tho
lady as a reward for her nobility of
mind, received a posthumous tablet.
many nisits without betraying what
he came for. One evening he docided
to mention the su'ojoct, but on look
mg around saw that the fiddle was
nowhere iu sight. Thoroughly alarm-
If a wife assists hor husband to cut cd) he askod wimt jiad become of it,
his throat, tho law will send her .'Well," said one of the brothers,
alter him without delay; ana the 'nobQdy ever played It, so ono night
unwary scion who Is even hoodwinked wo lighted the fire with it." Tho feel-
into helping the dread mother-in-law inC!, o( tho collector, who by his do-
to end her days will incur the extreme
peaalty of slicing to pieces. "A life
for a life" is the stern principle in
Chinese law, and if a father murders
a whole family his innoceut children
may have to suffer. In grave cases
of treason male relations aro either
decapitated or mutilated to prevent
continuance of the family.
A solicitous husband who cheer
fully buried his wife alive at her
lay had lost the chance of obtaining
this valuable violin, nearly two cen
turies old, can be imagined.
London In Three Layers.
It has boon fairly well proved that
that Roman Lon'don lies buried about
eighteen feet below the level of
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request because hc suffered so with wluu. " ueeperouu man lUav
is Duricu mo earner ijonuoo oi Hit
her corns received a very mild sen
tence. Evon a Celestial Bluebeard
who drove throe wives to suicide,
burnt a fourth with red hot irons,
and cut a steak from a fifth to cat
with his wine, was legally only liable
to strangulation, subject to revision;
so a special decree had to be issued
for his immediate decapitation.
When the statistics show that, In
spite of our laws against murder,
for instance, only a small fraction
of those who commit this crime suffer
the penalty, it is easy to see that
Chinese justice may be more -even-
handed than ours. It teads 10 weed
out the bad elements, foiif does, not
give tho prisoner the benefit of 'the
doubt so much.
The notional anthem of the Trans
vaal was written by a woman, Fel
ice Bees, a native of Holland. -
Britons. In nearly all parts of the
city there have been discovered tes
selutcd pavements, vases, sandals,
Roman tombs, keys, ornaments,
weapons, coins, and statues. When
deep cuts were made for the sowers iu
Lombard street, the lowost stratum
was found to consist of pavements,
and many colored dice wero lying
scattered about. Above that wa9
thick layer of wood ashes and the
debris of wooden buildings. Iu build
ing the Exchange the workmen
camo upon a gravel pit full of oyster
hells, cattle bones, old sandals, and
shattered pottery. Two pavements
were dug up under tht Frenc h Church
inTheadneedlo street, and other pave'
ments have been cut through In sev
eral parts of the city. Authorities
on tho subject say that the soil seetns
to have firtcu over Roman London at
tho rate of nearly a foot a scnturj
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