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THE MAUI NEWS
'S ATURD AY, JANUARY 23, 1909
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ALOHA LODGE NO. a KNIGHTS
R(!"ular meetings will hu held at
,'' thy Kniylits of Pythias Hall Wailiiku
on' Saturday, January 2, ll.
All visiting members are cordially
invited to attend.
J. II. NHLRON, 0. C.
D. H. CASE, K. OF U. .t 8
LODGE MAUI, No. 084, A. F.& A. M.
Stated inoeiinus will he held at
Masonic II .ill, Kaliului, on the first
Saturday nijjbt of each month at 7.30
Visiting brethren are cordially in
vited to attend.
G. E. COPEI.AND R. W. M.
U EN J A M I N W HjLIAiMS,
t. f." Secretary.
of ALH. Case
Resided In St. Louis When
Grant Was Sawing Wood.
The funeral of Mr. A. II. Case of
Topeka, Kansas, who died Decem
ber 7th, l'JOS, was held in tho
family home, 1800 West Tenth
Street. The services were under
the auspices of the masonic frater
nity, and after a short address by
Nov. Chas. A!, Sheldon, Capt. .1. 0,
Walters, a life long friend of the
deceased, delivered the funeral
oration substantially as follows:
1 had known Mr. Case for very
nearly 40 years. We have met as
opponents ninny times and have
as often joined forces against oth
ers. During all this period, as
Mrs. Case well knows, tho friend
ship between us wis. hearty and
unbroken, For years our olliees
were sepaialed by a convenient
hall. I knew him thoroughly. He
bad a head native to the law. His
brain was a legal proposition. I
can say of bun that many tunes
during all those years, 1 have gone
to him for ad.viee on some legal
proposition and he was always a
hcli), and he eavc maciously. If
he had an ambition I do not know
in what direction it tended or what
it could possibly have been. One
may readily surmise, what would
have been the outcome of a lawyer.
who. in Ins lifetime, 'tncil more
capital cases than any other law
yer who ever stood at the Ameri
can bar, if there had run through
his veins some lordly, compelling
ambition to control and dominate
him; and especially is this so when
it is known that he achieved great
success as it was.
"He cared not a whit for politics
except to sirve some friend; the
party to which he belonged was
caloused with defeat, and for ma
ny of the long ago years, it was so
sparse in numbers, that it took his
presence to constitute a quorum.
"As a lawyer he was to bo fear
ed from the liist onset to the last
shot lired. If an opponent unwa
rily had its attention distracted, he
was a lost man. In the heyday of
his most vigorous career, bis prac
tice extended well over the state.
The man in trouble hunted for Mr,
Case. If he had had a particle of
greed in his composition, he would
long ago have been a very wealthy
man. He did not have it. His
heart mellowed at any story of dis
tress. He gave when he should
have kept, and then to easo his
conscience he forgot tho transac
tion. "In bis younger days be travel
ed the circuit, embracing hundreds
of miles and many countries by
wagon, Concord coach and may be
afoot. He was' one of a coterie of
splendid souls and groat minds
who went to the battle, friends,
fought over its Held, and returned
as intimates and companions. A
niong them were some roystoring
blades, alive and quick in action,
and deep in the romance of the
thing, as Dumas' guardsmen.
"In their rounds the unwritten
law required thoso who were suc
cessful in getting their fees to di
vide with their less fortunate bro
thers, which they cheerfully did,
well knowing their own necessities
would come later.
"The years have been full of
stories incident to their itineraries
of the courts, told to the dreamy
ear in the court room, as the train
jarred its way. around tho (ires of
hotel, at the table and back of the
barn; the very stuff out of which
the legends of a people are woven,
and which become at least tho de
lightful heritage of a elate. In a
bunt among Mr. Case's papers af.
tor his death there was found an
unsealed onvelopo containing three
pages of manuscript written in his
clear and legible handwriting, en
titled 'A Dull- Day's Confession.'
It was written six years ago; ho
had then passed three score years
and ten. As he sat in his office
that drear November day, theio
mii'd have swept before bis vision
a specter of things to come that
beckoned him to write and he did
so,, I think it is a valuable con
tribution to the times, and I desire
to read it now. as a part ol this ad
dress. It is familiar and kindly,
and theie is just the faintest sug
gestion in it, that comes to one af
ter having seen the silk worm en
meshed in its own wish, weaving in
the gathering gloom its own silken
shroud Bore it is:
A Dull Day Contkssion.
"I was born December 10, 182S,
of respectable, Yankee parents in
the hilly country of Pennsylvania,
at a time when the snow covered
the house ten feet deep, and at a
place where no esculapius could
come, to my mother afraid. Ho
nied on a farm, in a fountlrj', and
an upright, overshot saw mill, and
educated by Dr. Blue in a log ca
bin and at a big log lire placo, by
my mother, who intended me for
the pulpit in that church, whose
whole creeil is emuiaced in tne
text: 'Kepent and be baptized
(not sprinkled) and wash away
sins.' 1 grew to twenty one years
and one hundred pounds when 1
embarked in the lucrative business
of following Dan Hive's Greatest
Show on eartn with tartaric lemo
nade and cookies as big as a cart
wheel, all for live cents. This gave
me a push and I began selling ba
ker's stuff, small di inks and con
fectionery; and with 1,1)11 I en
tered into husmess of general mer
chandizing, buying and selling on
time until the great panic of 1857
beat the life out of all commercial
pursuits. In 18o( I went west to
seek a new location to sell goods.
I went to Chicago, there they were
jacking up their buildings out of
tho mud and eating quinine; from
there I wont to Iowa, where the
red dog money and the sand that
blew in my eyes drove me back to
my diy goods and groceries. After
the panic I entered a law ollice,
then landed in St. Louis at the old
Planters House with six hi s in
my clothes. Here I offered the
boss my .-erviees as an export dish
washer and sweeper until some
thing should turn up, as pay for
my board. This job was denied
me; but 1 was told 1 could stay
until futber orders, and thus I
was installed as a star boaider.
I made the acquaintance of tho
monkey saloon and our formerly
Lieutenant U. S. Grant, whom
Secretary of War, .left Davis had
allowed to resign, at tho samo
time. Grant was engaged in haul
ing poles from his father-in-law's
country placo to St. Louis and ex
changing his dry poles for cash
and wet goods at the aforesaid
monkey establishment. After that
I took a contract to grade on tho
then southwest branch, now the
Frisco railroad, between St. James
and'Rollar, Mo. Having finished
that work, I with iny wife, two
mules, horse, harness and buggy
and traps went to Jefferson City
and took a sido wheeler for West
Point Landing, now Kansas City,
Mo , from there I drove to Law
rence, leavenworth, Topeka and
surrounding cities (?) in search of
a placo to engage in the -noble art
of looking wise and preaching tho
inodei n doctrine of law as she
should bo practiced. I put my
shinglo out in Topeka, then a very
small city with but few people in
it, as a disciple of Ulackstone, and
with a dictionary and the meager
statutes of Kansas territory as
guides, I awaited patiently for de
velopments. I waited just one year
before anyone was brave enough
to employ my wonderful talon ts to
assist him into or out of trouble;
then, one shabbily dressed, lazy,
lank customer, more- brave than
his fellows boldly entered my sanc
tum neither knowing or apparent'
ly caring who I was or what my a
bilitv as a lawyer was. Ho made
known his wants and promptly
paid mo ton 50 cent pieces which
was duly lugged homo and deposit
ed, not given to my wife. From
that oil came business, tho war and
politics. I enlisted with the Hed
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Legs. Elected district attorney,
appointed to several positions, a
mong them U. S. deputy district
attorney but the chief .business
has been prosecuting and defend
ing civil and criminal cases in -the
various courts. Thice times I
c uld have been tho judge of the
court, twice in Kansa- and once in
Texas. I would not le judge, he
cause I would not sentence any
man to be hung or to life confine
ment. Hard and easy times I
have met in the practice of the
law. It is a life of haul work and
small pay, a work of drudgery and
a thankless work. In the hun
dreds of cases I have tried tor
crime, but two have performed
their promises. In tho hundreds
of civil cases I have tried, I have
more than ifoO.OOO owing me bar
red by the statute of limitations.
It is an honorable life, but there is
far more honor in it, than compen
sation, except that you have kept
tho faith and obligations you took
when you proudly received your
right to claim the law your profes
sion. "A. II. CASE.
"Nov. 15, 11)02
Mil. (J ASK AS A IiAWYlUL
"When Mr. Case addressed the
court ho had its attention. It was
a weighty and troublesome thing
to defend against his proposition.
Ho bad tho clearest of minds, n
perfect memory, and up to the
very hour of his last sickness had
the pride of a lawyer in standing
on the advance line. The last
legal business which he transacted
was bore in bis own homo chamber
at a time when burdened by the
severest pain, his life sapped and
ho going, win n ho wrote the mo
tion to enforce in the district court
tho mandate of the supremo court
in a easo which he had but a very
short time before won.
"Mr. Ca?o helped every young
beginner who over sought his as
sistance and many of these young
lawyers stand around his coffin at
this hour middleaged man. with
gray in their own hair, holding his
memory in sweet recollection for
such kindly acts. Ho was the
older brother of us all. He had a
heart that permitted others to
sway him; and there is but ono
man I over knew of whom I was
sure had moro foibles and frailties
than be; and nigh all of his rose to
tho dignity of virtues, Uu could
be speculated upon by tho design
"Kindly and gentle, with a poise
that no human tumult or emer
gency could destroy.
"It is to ho regretted ho did not
conunenco tho law earlier in life
and have tho advanlauo of its
training schools. Ho would have
ranked with tho greatest. His
younger clays wero before lax
courts, in tho early settlement or
out on tho frontier. Discipline
and conventionality never had
their thumbs on him, and a gen'e
roitB and open soul as hi& was tho
ono to sutler most for want of
"I P.'ltl R.TV In llln tii.miln ln.v
. ... ..W.V,
tho members of tho bar " tako his
death to heart. They give to his
devoted wif- their love and sympa
thy, and to their son, and our
brother, out far into the Pacific,
they send him their love.
"Where he may bo it is not for
mo to know, Tho sweetest figure
the mind can draw is not an
avenging sprite, dark, ominous.and
angered, whose presence in tho
depths of eternal night is only be
trayed by the flash of his destroy
ing sword, or tho baleful lightning
of his persistent wrath, but rather
that radiant spirit, whose fiic
shines with benignaney and ST
derful kindness, with the heart of
a mother and the love of a child,
whoso eyes are dewy with an ever
lasting pity and whoso soul is fill
ed with nn infinite compassion and
a boundless tenderness.
"It is to that good angol I shall
turn my heirt and hope, when the
world fades from, my gaze, when
my lips have lost their love, when
my hands are numb to affection,
when farewells bring no tremble of
reply; and it is to that stainless
and immaculate divinity, I com
mend the freed and unburdened
soul of my friend,
"During his life he was circled
by a prayer. No night so slivlws
and deep but what a path to heaven
has been illuninined by a prayer
for him. No care, nor ache, nor
pain, has halted or delayed hor ir..
tercession for him; and her love
lias known no higher office that to
constantly give her heart for. his
"The sv.eeteat flower this world
may bloom, blossoms in tho heart
of a good woman; and my friends,
the compassionate and tender an
gel of morcy is the only celestial
being that bars tho way of a good
woman's heart when sho offers it
to her Savior and her God."
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