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THE MAUI NEWS-
SATURDAY, JANUARY II, 1908
Herring In Japanese Net.
Viah Inspector lterriiiK isworrii'd.
Tlie Japanese fishermen and fish ped
dlers quit work on Monday lor tlie
purpose of holding a meeting! and
whenever they do hold a meeting
there is pilikia for Herring because
U means a.i attempt to find some hole
in the Board of Health regulations')!"
to make them more elastic.
There are 125 Japanese' fishing
boats here with an average of two
men to each boat, or 250 fishermen
in all. Add to these the hundreds of
fish salesmen and s,alesiaUi's. besides
the peddlers who go up to Ola a, out,
to Hakalau and elsewhere, am) they
form a fair sized gathering. The
worst of it all is, from tlie Herring
viewpoint, that he is not acquainted
with their Oriental language and he
never knows whether they are calling
him all kinds of fish be3ider a herring,
or whether they are plotting to
secure some of that five dollars a
month extra salary that the Super
visors have just given him.
Some of the largest Japanese fish
iug boats are manned by half a doen
men and are, away from port for 3 or
4 days. They take ice with them and
the first day's catch is put on ice,
and of course not strictly fresh, with
in the meaniDg of the law, when thev
return to port. Then Herring's
trouble begins. It is impossible for
him to tell the one day from the four
clay old fish. With cholera at Hono
lulu last week, and goodness knows
where next week, the inspector feels
more than worried becaused fish food
is supposed to be one of the principal
meacs of spreading the dread disease.
. Cut there is another source of
Many of the big Japanese fishing
boats are in the habit of returning
from their long cruises at night, and
at once taking their fish to tlie ice
house without any official (this is not
intended as a joke) inspection. Then
the four day old, by this time five
day old, fish is brought out for sale
with fish that was caught less than
a day before. It is not salted, and
if any "householder fii.ds lish on his
table that is not quite as fresh as it
should be then the inspector gets the
blame. There'is reason for the tears
that he is shedding, briny tears that
are calculated to produce suit Herr
ing. Hawaii Herald.
Driven Out By Prohibition.
ASHEVILLE, N. C. Dec. 21.
John A. Koebling. 'the mu'.ti miljion
aire sou of Washington Roebliug of
Rrooklyn bridge fame and owner of
"Beaux Chines," a $500,000 country
estate between Asheville and Balti
more, has deeded this entire property
to the home mission board of the
Northern Presbyterian Church, and
will return to his home at Trenton,
N. J., in which State the immense
wire works of John A. Rolling's Sons
Company are located.
Roebling savs he is leaving Ashe
ville because Asheville has gone for
prohibition. This is his only reason
for abandoning, the magnificent man
sion he has had under construction
for three years and which would take
several years more to complete.
"It's just a matter of principle
witH me," he said today. "I am
opposed to prohibition."
He has been a resident here for ten
years and was the largest individual
taxpayer next to George V. Vander
bilt. He has been noted for his phil
anthropy, contributing thousands
every year to charity.
Whoever Loses Suit
A faint idea of what the lawyers
are going to get out of the big $100,
000 damage suit of Luwrie vs. Bald
win and the Castles may be gathered
from the motion filed yesterday by
Castle & Withington. They moved
Uiat the action be dismissed as to
Mary Tenny Castle Hiteheoc'ic, Har
riet Castle Coleman, Caroline Castle
Westervelt and Helen Kingsbury
Mead, arid that each of these defend
ants recover of the plaintuT her costs
and. attorneys' fees assessed at $10,
000.37. The total amounts to $40,.
A motion was also tiled by Castle
& Withington to juash service of
summons as to the S. N. Castle Es
tate, Ltd. The matter was continu
ed until Jauuury C Evening Bulletin,
The Hawaiian Star of January 2nd
has tlie following to say relative to
the shooting of . Laurence U. Crook.
Whether t not there is any tri.lh
in the wild rumors in circulation we
do not know. It is safe howeveivto
say that afler an neeidrnt of the
kind much is usuallv said that is un
true. Ed. Maui Xew.
Lawrence R. Crock is at his home
on Rose no: r Meyer street siiiTeriiii.'
from ft 22 ealilier revolver bullet
wound in the lower part of his right
lung received about. 11 o'clock yes
Mrs. Crook sta'es that he neei
den'.ally shot himself while cleaning
tlie revolver, having die'narged one
bullet which he knew to he in the
weapon and having proceeded to
clean the gun without; knowii g that
anotlfr bullet remained
Mrs. CVook stated this afternoon j
that her husband wa r-sting
easily as could be expected ami that
she was confident of his recovery.
He had not at any time been nneon
scious. Dr. C. B Cooper is. attend
ing the wounded man. '
Rumor hail it that Mr. Crook, be
cause of Infelicitous circumstances
desired to take his own life. This is
denied by Mrs. Crook, very emphati
While an ehni.r.t of mystery
characterizes the case Mrs. Crook
does not wish to discuss the matter
beyond the information above record
ed, to tli? effect that it "was an acci
dent, Dr. Cooper is now endeavor
ing to locate the bullet. He does
not appear us sanguine as Mrs.
Crook as to recovery.
According to the stories of the
neighbor-Si Mrs. Crook, about 11
o'clock yesterday mot ning, had just
left the house with her child and was
passing through the gate when two
shots in rapid suDcessicn were heard
from the house. A Japanese house
boy was in the yard at the lime and
Mrs. Crook ordered him to go back
to see what was the matter. The
boy did as ordered and found Jlr,
Crook on the floor, bleeding from the
right side, the re vol er near at hand'.
"Did Mr. Crook make at) explaiS
ation of t'.e shooting?" was asked of
Mrs. Crook this afternoon.
"Certainly he made an explan
ations" Mrs. Crook replied, "it was
an accident. I was asked about it
last nitrht by a reporter from the
Advertiser and said all I had to sav
then. T do not want to talk any more
Dr. Cooper was at tlie Crook resi
dence early tVis morning and again
today just before noon.
After the accident Honolulu was
full of rumors of an attempt at suicide
by Crook, and many and varied are
tlie rumor afloat today regarding
the shooting. Color is lent to some of
these by some rumors of six months
ago regarding a sensational pistol
episode in the Crook household.
Dr. Wayson is associated with Dr.
Cooper in attending Crook. He be
lieves that in another 12 hours it will
be determined if t'm patient will r
cover. Crook has at, no time been
unconscious and states that the shoot
ing was entirely accidental, while he
was cleaning the revoiver. He is in
good spit its and joked about "sending
for WJallach." bullet has not
Suffers For Assassin's Deed.
LOS ANGELES, Dee. 20. -r Joseph
Cz ilgosz, a brother of the assassin of
President McKinley, secured a war
rant todaj from the city prosecutor
for the arrest of a junk dealer who
cheated him out of a $10 stove. He
told the oflieers that he lies a hard
time getting along because everyone
tries to beat him and "do him up" in
every way po.-sible because of the
stain on the name he bears.
"My brother's deed has been a
curse upon our family and is hourly
bringing suffering on the innocent,"
said Czolgosz. "Every place I go 1
am hounded by the police. Tliey
arrest me as soon us I get iu town,
and when I am released they watch
me. My father, another brother and
myself honored McKinley and cast
our votes for him. We would do the
same thing again if we had a chance.
It was through no hatred of the Pre
sident that my brother kil'edhim, for
he was insane. We have all the res
pect and love for our country that
any citizen coull have, but our name
has been put in disgrace, and nearly
every day I am asked to prove that
1 am not a criminal."
Tlie mutter of the Hawaiian Realty
& Maturity Company, after the first
flurry of its announced collapse sev
eral months ago, seems again to have
dropped out of sight. The Territorial
grand jury has virtually adjourned,
and no indictments have been return
ed. This is the third grand jury
which lias dug into the rottenness of
this, to say the least, mismanaged
concern by which hundreds 'of poor
people all over the Territory have
been fleeced of their earnings, with
out anv results.
Waste Warren Thaver, appoin'ed
as special attorney by tha Attorney
Oeneral's T)epartment to look into
the matter, states that the work for
investigation is stnl p -0,ressing.
Whe'her or not there is evidence
enouL'h to warrant an indictment of
Kent wi ll, the promoter of the affair,
and who is alleged to have wrecked
it, Mr. Thayer is uncertain. "At all
events," he stated the other day, "the
departure of P. FI . Burnette, the
former si cretary of the coir pany, for
the Coast has been a serious setback
I did not know that he intended to
leave until a day or so before he did
so, and had no means of .preventing
it. It is a-t least embarrassing, for
lie would have been of much assistance
to us in gelling to the bottom of the
No one seems to know when Bur
nette is coming back, and there has
even been some speculation as to
whether he intends to return at all
or not. He probably will,, however,
as he had property and interests here
which he could scarcely afford to
Attorney Thayer stated that he
had understood that. District Attor
ney Breckons has evidence sufficient
to bring Kentwell back on charge of
using the mails to defraud. On this
pint Breckons was rather reticent,
for reason, be said that the case
seemed to be one which the Territory
was developing and he did not care
to be accused of "butting in." "If
the Territorial officials want Kent-
well," said he, as I have told them
can bring him back here. I guess l
have a good case against him in the
matter of use of the mails to defraud
I have been criticized pretty severely
through the papers for butting in on
some other cases which, it is said, the
Territory should handle, and in thi
I do not care to be so criticized."
In the meantime Receiver J. Light
fcot is gathering up data on the as
sets of the collapsed concern from
anidst the tangled accounts and from
other sources, and it is probable that
very shortly some civil actions will be
instituted for the purpose of recover
ins; if possible a portion of the lost
money from stockholders, mortgages
and others. Star.
To Three More,
YTlie following paidons and comtnu
tations of sentences were granted and
took .effect cm Netf Year's Day
January 1st, 1908: .
st u;i ana tree pardon or the sen
tence of fifteen (15) years.
Sentence commuted from twenty
(20) yt-ars to fifteen (15) years.
ftentei.ee commuted from lilo im
prisonment lo ten (10) years from
January 1st, !HH.
Done at the Executive Building i:
Honolulu, T. II., tbia 1st day of
January, A. D. UKM.
- E. A. MOTT-SMITH,
Acting Governor of Hawaii
.No more pardons or comtnuta
tions will be considered for the pre
sent," the Acting Governor said yes
terua.v evening as be handed an
Advertiser reporter a copy (flhe
foregoing document, which had been
prepared for promulgation at Oahu
Prison this Nt-w Yeai 's morning.
1 nose lliere disp ised or are cases
held ovt from Christina" when four
convicts received mitigation of their
The ' three prisoners to whom
clemency is wow accorded were con
vie ted on M y 22, 1899, Ichigoro of
murder in the first degree and the
two others of manslaughter' in the
first degree. They were concerned
in the Kaliuku plantation riot, in
which J a pau and China engaged in
mimic but deadly warfare. Adver.
Love is Insanity
Says Ng Poon Chew.
BERKELEY, Dej. 17. -"Love is
a delusion; ft is a pathetic malady
which turns the strongest head and
makes the wiset man a fool.' It is
symptom of a disordered brain,
just as nightmare is a symptom of a
So said Ng Poon Chew, Chinese
editor and philosopher, in un address
before the fashionable Hillside Club
last night, and the precipitate flight
of Cupid displayed hardly greater
nervous shock than did the members
of the club tne club which cultivntes
love and encourages ideal home life,
as Ameiicans understand it.
So taken aback were the Hillsiders
that they cYu!d not immediately rally
to the defense of the little blind god.
Hut they are not permanently b atcn
and plan at another meeting to pro
dupe argument which will put to
flight the colli, materialistic ideas
expressed by the Celestial philoso
pher, and bring Cupid once mire to
rest in sere e confidence at tlie club.
Ng Poon Chew's sj'iject before th?
club was "The Chinese View of Mat
rimony," and here are some of the
things he s'aid about American ideas
"Love, or the gravitation betwpen
sexes, is not, the greatest thing in
the world. Itfis not even a thing, or
substance; it is merely ( an abstract.
Love is a hallucination, a delusion,
intoxication; a mirage in tlie desert
of passim-; the perverted product of
a deluded brain; a disease, a most
deadly contagious d'seasp, a kind of
dementia Americana. Vh?n a man
is under its spell, In- acts in the most
idiotic way and performs a'l sor's of
antic, a'l of which he will utte' lv re
nounce and repudiate nhen he is free
fiom Its hypnotic ii tUionce.
"To the Oriental, mirriage is the
most important alTur in life, as Well
as the most solemn on-."
The lecture was bright, with witti
cisms, some cynical, as: "Bo con
tent with little, expect nothing, and
you will never be disappointed."
Before this vicious attack none of
the members of the elite Hillside
Club.Avhose purpose is this very de
volopment of lo,-e and home, and
among whose members are the poet,
Charles Keeler, the artist; Oscar
and Mrs.' Maurer, Professor Jaffa
aud Mrs. Jaffa from the university,
Professor Lange, Mrs. Charles H.
JJorthrup of musical fame and re
markable ability in fact, hundreds
of the best known Ynernbers of Berke
ley society, of its best social and In
tellectual lights, and re. ching for up
to the realm of the famous yet noue
of these were immediately prepared
to make a stand agamst the Chinese
idea', which was proposed to displace
Immediately preceding the add ress
of Ng Poou Chew, Mrs. Northrup
sang. She was roundly applauded,
a id slio sang again, and yet again,
always adding to her appreciation
by the enthusiastic listeners, for her
voice is strong, sweet aud rich.
Kaiser Takes Hand
In Harden Trial.
BERLIN, December 20. Spurred
to action by the revelations iu the
Harden-Von Moltke libel suit, Em
peror William today took part hi it,
securing for the Imperial perusal a
rull and Impartial report or the pro
ceeiiings, through Lieutenant Preer
tner Von Der Hsol'.e of the Fusi'eers,
Ihe lieutenant was permuted to
remain in court after the "public hud
been excluded in order to convey to
the Emperor the full details of the
trying ordeal to which Prince Philip
Zu Eulenberg was subjected during
the secret session this afternoon
when he remained for three hours
Among ihe other witnesses heard
today was Fran Von Elbe whose
testimony was also suppressed.
Following her Count Von Mollk
was examined, though not jt very
Colonel Otto Von Moltke, cousiu of
Count Cui:o, was the only witnis to
day to the heuiuig ofuhosu testi
mony the public was admitted.
He knew Count Cuuo, perhaps
better than any pirson living he
said, aud had found him lo be a man
who exercised un elevating influence
upon those with whom he mingled,
that his Influence was never a lower
ing one, anil especially ir ins com
panions were of a lower level of
thought and morality. Ie had been
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present at the house of the Court a
number of times when Pinee Zu
Eulenberg was a guest, but had
never heard any conversation other
than that of educated gentlemen.
Colonel Moltke read a letter from
Colonel Von Ilaescler denying a
statement made by Harden that be
would only, repeat in secret remarks
whicli had been made to him by the
General about Count Cnno Von
The colonel holds a sinecure in the
State Lutheran Church, being head
ot the cathedral chapter and super,
intendent of church properties.
Herr Boru.slehi counsel for ljjr
den, examined th? ritncs olos.-l.v a.
to whe'her he or ' U eon -in had taken
the least notice of the artitl.js of ''Die
Kunkunft," uutil Emperor (Vi liam
took - the acii .ii whicli resulted in
Count Cuno von Moltke resigning ihe
position of military commandant of
Berlin. Tlie colonel aimiiied 11 at
C )unt Cuno had handed in I.U resig
r.at'on on May 11th
He declared lie had takn his
cousin's word of honor to Harder
denying the insiuuaii"ns published;
Harden had not accepted this com
munication and the Count then for
mally eb illeuged Si'o tl'ht n duel
on foreign soil, if u'den Uic'i ed Ibis
proposal by letter.
At this stage of tin- uroeeedhigs
the Public Prosecutor ai.' ouncrd
that Prince Zu Eulenberg, accom
panied by his t wo sous, was in lite
adjoining room He ws so ill, the
Prosecutor dec fa red, that he begged
to be heard immediately and the sug
gestion was made that, the defense
mig'it wish lo put questions to the
Prince whicli the father would not
desire his sons to l.ea '.
I)-,' Isenbincl. the Slate Attorney,
thm moved, in Ihe interest of morality
that li e public, iududing the new.,
paper reporters, be excluded uutil
further notice The five judges there
upon letired. In five minutes they
returned and directed the bailiffs to
invite ull persons unattached to the
court to leave the chamber.
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