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THE MAUI NEWS
SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 1906.
Aged Han Would End l!is
Days In Prison."
San Francisco, March II. .h-':
Lawlor yesterday srnU'iH'"d Wil.i lu
ll, llamiiton tc two terms nf li I
years in Folsotn, Hit man h.ivinj,' -t" n
convicted on two charges rf tut U"y
and passing fictitious -1ncl;s. Tin'
story is a rath-M- curious i.r. . ?.
Hamilton id a man of 70 ye u s. In
fctated to the Court yesterday i!mi
it was his design to end hi i day in
After his counsel had entered the
pica In Hamilton's behalf that Hie
f ler had been driven t ci-i iw! kv
his inability to secure honest emj.l'iv.
ment, Hamilton spoke for him -self.
He said that he was t;io old to wink,
even if his reputation were not, such
as to make it impossible to secure a
position. More than two score years
of his life have been passed in pi-Unn.
and in returning to it, he said h"
was returniug to the pnly ret; I home
Hamilton, despite his years, is nn
expert penman, and writes as fine
ai d steady a hand as a man of lmlf
his age. This, his one occomplii-h
ment, has been the source of his u i
doing, for he has served time again
and again for forgery. Replying to
the contention of Hamilton's attorney
that the man was unable to obtain
honest employment, Judgu Lawlor
scored the prisoner for his st atement
that-he wanted to go to prison, "and
said that such a man was not safe
without the walls of a penitentiary.
Bag Of Gold Scatters
When Messenger Falls.
SAN FRANCISCO, March II. An
unusual incident happened at thr
lower end of Market street yesterday
.at noon, when John Wilson, a bank
messenger, was knocked dovu by a
car and the f 1,000 in $5 gold pieces
which he carried in a sack were scat
tered about th9 street, and, strange
to say, every piece was recovered.
Wilson is employed by the Set board
Bank and was taking the cash from
the Western National.
He oartled a Hayes-street car at
Powell, and when he alighted op
posite Spear street he was struck
by a Valentia str"cet out bound car
and stunned. Upon regaining his
footing Wilson's first thoughts were
that he had been the victim of robbery
Policemen, passengers and c armen
rushed to the old man's assistance,
and piece by piece the irold was found.
Naturally the sight of gold of the $5
denomination lying about the street,
crowded as it. was at that hour, at
tracted an immense crowd. Willing
hands soon had the whole amount
.again iu the messenger's canvass
bag. Wilson was taken to the -Harbor
Hospital by Policeman R L. Iu
graham, where Dr. R. C. Hill sewed
up two lacerations iu the patient's
scalp. His wounds are not serious
Wilson lives at 246 Eureka street.
Sugar Refining Has
Begun At Crockett.
CROCKETT, March 10. With the
expectation of refining. 130,000 tons
of sugar a year, the big refinery at
Crockett formally opened its plant
today. Promptly at 10:30 this morn
ing the whistle of the refinery brought
to an end the three years' bondage
under which the-former controllers
were held by the sugar trust. From
Vallejo Junction to Port Costa the
whistles of eveiy vessel and factory
answered the return of thu -"industry
For three years the coterie of- Ha
we'ian nlanters aud their associates
who operated the plant were forced
to k ep the doors-closed because of
an agreement by rhioh they were to
be oaid $250,000 a year to remain
idle. Three years ago today work
was suspended and tin plant shut
down on its prolonged siege of in
activity. Today's anniversary ma' k
ed th-i occasion for a demonstration
from the residents of Crockett never
equaled iu the town's history.
Duting the past two months the
' refinery has been undergoing a com
ptote remodeling aud overhauling.
New machinery of the most modern
pattern has been installed aud labor
avinir devices hitherto unknown on
the Coast used for the first time. In
the past the maximum amount of
suaar refined a year was between
, n i1' . i
MANUF actum n.
60,000 and 70,000 tons. With the
opening of the place today, it is cal
culated that this amount will be
trebled. The force of men employed
has been increased to 400. Ia the
past, also, the men who controlled
thiti industry were in possession of
but 40 per cent of the island output
of cane tugar, but at. present they
control over 82 per cent. The work
will proceed steadily, as the sugar
ships are due at regular intervals,
and there will be no shut-downs on
When the price of sugar is on the
decline, it is the intention of the man
agers to sto'-e it in the warehouses
of the company at Crockett until the
price is raised, when it can be dis
posed off at o profit.
CHICAGO, March 10. Despairing
of any protection by the police,
Chicago women are carrying sho-t
barreled revolvers of the "bulldog"
variety in their muffs. Dealers re
port unusually heavy sales of these
weapons to women within the last
The suggestion was made by busi
ness men who employ many young
women, and instructions are being
given in many establishments on how
to use a revolver, shooting through
the muff, and not taking any chances
with the rowdies or thugs.
For these weapons cartridges load
ed with spread nose bullets of heavy
caliber are provided, and at short
range are guaranteed to pnt down
even the Chicago brand of ruffian,
admittedly the toughest in the world.
A young woman who is "credit
man" for a big shoe house said todaj
that she knew hundreds of women
coworkers who were carrying re
volvers inside their innocent looking
muffs or handbags, and that all of
them had been instructed in the. use
Likes New Shoes But
Doesn't Like To Pay.
SAN FUAFCISCO, March 11. -L.
13. Pickett and Morris Sax, shoe
dealers, doing business at 232 aud 2D2
Sixth street, respectively, complain
ed to the police yesterday that they
have been victimized by a man who
entered their stores, and after having
a pair of bhocs fitted to his feet, rail
It is a source of no small wonder to competent judges of good
tobacco that we arc able to produce for only ten cents a cigar so per
fect from every point of view as our celebrated
General Arthur Cigar.
It is true that the Havana we arc now using is choicer Havana
than is being put into any other cigar to-day,
.It is true that in workmanship, flavor, and thorough reliability the
General Arthur cigar is wonderfully good.
These things are made possible by the r.-.agniti'.de of our opera
tions with a small concern it would be absolutely impossible.
The capital and resources of the largest cigar manufacturing
business in America can reasonably be expected to produce results
which far surpass the efforts of an ordinary enterprise.
KERBS, WERTHCIM A SCHIITER, Gunst-Eakin Cigar Co.
Honolulu. . T.
out with the .hoes on, leaving only
bh old shoes in payment.
The plan of the tnief was to enter
the store and call for a pair of the
most expensive shoes in stock. When
a pair was produced that seemed to
fit the man would insist fin having
them both tried on, and wtould then
announce his satisfaction ad bs in
tention of wearing the shoes. While
the clerk was wrapping up the old
pair the customer would take his
departure standing not upon his
dignity, but going as fast as the new
shoes would permit him to travel.
The police are endeavoring to locate
NEW YORK, March 9. Anthony
Comstock had both eyes blackened
and face cut, in the United States
Commissioner's courtroom, today, by
Attorney Hugh Miller. The head of
the Society for the Suppression of
Vice was in court to prosecute a man
charged with having sent scurrilous
letters through the mail. Miller ap
peared for the defendant, and was
making a statement to the Com
missioner in defense of his client,
when Comstork jumped to his feet
and shouted, ''You're a liar." -
Hostilities opened without delay,
and resulted painfully for Comstock
until court officers separated the two
men. The row created much excite
ment. The Commissioner thought it
advisable to postpone further hear
ing in the scurrilous letter case, and
announced that tomorrow, when he
would take the matter up again, he
would entertain formal charges
against Lawyer Miller.
Taft Not Chosen But
Washington, March 10. vSecre
tary Taft to-day made :the following
statement. "I an authorized by the
President to say that he has made no
decision as to the selection of anyone
to succeed Associate Justice Brown.
He bas been in consultation with
Secretary Root, Attorney-General
Moody and myself, the three lawyers
of the Cabinet, in the matter, and no
decision has been reacted."
While Secretary Taft's Inclination
ha9 been iu the direction of the 'u-
diciarry, yet at this time he would
prefer that the President reached
some other decision in the selection
of a successor of Justice Browu. He
is intensely interested in the construc
tion of the Panama canal, the Philip
pines and the Army.. He would like
for the present to devote Lis services
to these subjects. However, if the
President should decide upon Taft
for this position, it is understood he
would accept it.
Other names than that of Secretary
Taft have bee.n suggested in connec
tion with the vacancy. These are
Judge Swaze of the Supreme Court
of New Jersey, Judge Grajr of Dela
ware, Representative Harper of New
Jersey, Judge Sanborn of Minnesota,
Solicitor-General Hoyt, Lloyd Brow
ers of Chicago, general counsel for
the Northwestern Railway, Judge
Vandeventer of Wyoming, of the
United States Circuit Court, and
Judge Lurton of Tennessee, also of
the United States Circuit Court.
Has No Money For Dowie.
Chicago, March 10. Zion City is
"out of funds" to John Alexander
Dowie. A draft drawu by the "first
apostle" on the Zion City Bank, sent
from Jamaica, has been turned down
by the bank officers. It has now been
mailed back with a letter to Dowie
suggesting that be curtail his ex
penses, as the people in his town are
doing. Dowie's personal account at
the bank Is hausted, and there will
be no dipping into the improverished
purses and skimping of scanty menus
in Z'ou City to replenish it.
Overseer Glen W. Vohva, conduct
ing Zion City on business lines,
anxiously awaiting the result of the
message to Jamaica, for what the
"apostle" will say no man in Zion
dares to imagine, a great explosion
In his latest message, with the
draftnow dishonored inclosed, Dowie
informed his followers that Jamaica
was too hot for him. He wants to
Phoenix Holds a Celebra
tion to Show Its Great
Phoenix (A. T.), March 10. Phoe
nix to-night held a wild jubilee cele
bration over the passage of the
amendments to the statehood bill
the Senate yesterday. A large pro
session paraded the streets, bonfires
are kindled and powder was ex plod
ed. Numberless transparencies bear
ing cartoons and appopriate inscrip
tions were lu lines expressive of the
sentiments of the people. The peopl
of the Territory appreciate that
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Prices resonable and
teed. Coll or send order to
Wniluku, Maul, H. T.
there te vet to run the gauntlet of
he House concurrence, and the cele
brations, while tinged with the fear
that there may yet be trouble, are
made for the purpose of showing to
the world that the sentiments of the
people are almost unanimously in
accord with the action of the Senate,
which, it is hoped, will b3 sustained
by the House.
Woman Nearly Buried
La Crosse (Wis.,) ;March 9. -Con
scious that she was being prepared
for interment, but unable to move a
muscle, Mrs. W. R. Sherwood of Ma
bel, Minn., awoke from her death like
trance jutt In time to avoid being
buried alive. The woman apparently
ied of pneumonia, and was laid upon
a bier' candle3 being lighted about
er. The absence of the embalmer
from the vllliage prevented her bedy
being filled with poisonous embalm
ing fluids, which wou'd have insured
death. Just before dawn two women
who were sitting up with the corpse
were startled by a wild shriek and,
hurrying to the death chamber, found
the "corpse" sitting up.
Mrs. Sherwood was delirious for
hours from the fright, but later told
the details of her horrifying experi
ence. The women watchers are in a
serious condition from the fright.
Depew Is Hi In
New York, March. 11. United
States Senator Chauncey M. Depew
has been a patient in a New Jersey
sanatorium during the last ten days
suffering from nervous exhaustion
Inquiry has developed the fact that,
though the Senator was a very sick
man when taken to the institution,
he has so far recovered that he will
be about again within a few days.
It was hinted to-night that the Sen
ator's breakdown, said to be the first
in his life, was caused by the wide
spread adverse criticism directed
against him following the exposure
of the insurance scandal.
Depew receives f20,ul)U a year
from the Equitable Life Assurance
Society, and he rendered no service
to the corporation. Mrs. Depew is
still abroad, and the time of her re
turn is uncertain.
Orang-Outang Fights Crew.
PHILADELPHIA, March 11.
Three ablebodied seamen and the first
rastc of the schooner Hetty Erb are
laid up with severe injuries as the
result of a battle with a pet orang
outang. The battle was fought for
two days, while the schooner was on
her way to this port, and in that time
the orang-outang had decidedly the
best of the fight. The animal, named
Teddy, was given to Isaac Erb, cap
tain of the schooner, at Charleston
Teddy's dignity was injured by
sailor feeding him cake coated with
red pepper. With a scream of rage
the orang-outang picked up a piece
of lumber and struck the sailor on
the head. Members of the crew
spent the next two days trying to
navigate the ship and dodge the
orang-outang. Once they gathered in
a body and tried to rush the brute
but be beat them off. On the third
day. however, Teddy cot tangled in
some ropes. The sailors saw thei
opportunity, and sprang upon him
before he could extricate himself.
Effervescent. Little Bob had
never tasted soda-wator before,
knew nothing about the after-effects
of the foamy drink. Uocle Lewis
took him to the corner drug-store
and "treated" him to a glass, and
Bobby gulped it down, then in
moment put his hands to bis face
"Oh, Uncle Lew, my nose feels lik
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