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THE HAWAIIAN STAR, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, i8M. SIX PAGES.
HELD COURT UNDER A TREE
A PrlmltlT Method of AflmlnUturlnc Jus
tice In Rural Ml.aourl.
For its unique features nnd oriKinnl leirnl
method", George Miller's trial is pTobftWy
without, nn eqitnl in the Hunt history of
Missouri. It seems Hint Miller, who Is a
young man of good QbAMOtOf, had heen em '
filoyed In a Main street restaurant until 1
I loess compelled him to abandon his posi
Hon, though he was almost penniless. In
his dilemma he found a friend in the per
son of Edward J, l'rnisiv. who ofTeml to
aupport bim until his recovery if lie would
take cure of Froisey's little farm, on the
south side of the lilua river, MM T roost
Thi proportion Miller gratefully ac
cepted and the next day was iii-tulled in
the Froisey household, where also lived
Froley's nged mother.
All went well Willi Miller until one Sat
urday mofnlnffi M he Mtpod from
the back door, he observed Ml ii dividual,
unknown to him, just leaving the hen
house with a fat pullet under each ami.
He had been particularly cautioned by Mr.
Frolsey to keep a lookout for chicken
thieves, ami lie thought this an opportu
nity to display his valor and earn his pa
tron's everlasting gratitude,
"Hold on, there, young fellerl" he shout
ed. "Where you goin withthem chickens?"
The stranger looked tough as he replied,
"Say. is d it any of your funeral?"
"If you don't drop them chickens, I'll
blow the roof of your head oil!" yelled
Miller, making a dash for the kitchen,
where a loaded revolver was lying.
But wheu lie reappeared the stranger was
making MpMtMMka for the gate, and he
did not tire on him. Hulf an hour later he
was considerably astonished when a con
stable hove in sight and arrested him on a
charge of assault with intent to kill. Hav
ing no choice in the matter, he went with
Now the thinly settled and purely agn
cultural region lying south of the Hlue
boasts the presence of a duly-elected justice
of the peace, a well to do farmer, by name
D. P. Antony, and as legal proceedings in
"Jedge" AntOrty'l OOUft are by no means as
plentiful as the bullfrogs in his meadow
that official prepared lo make the most of
He had no courtroom handy, but the
spreading branches of a giant applo tree in
the orchard near by served the purpose ad
mirably, and here the court was established,
with the soft side of a log for a MnohMra
seats enough on the grass for the thousands
of spectators who might or might not
choose to attend.
"Hring iu the prisoner!" thundered the
judge. And straightway the constable ftps
peared, dragging his victim unwillingly to
a seat at the other end of the log. Tbecom
plaiut was read in the constable's most
doleful tone, and the judge stroked his
whiskers and meditated. "Aha!" quoth he,
"this, I see, is a serious case. Ve must
have a jury." It was the prisoner's prerog
ative to ask for a-jury if he wanted it, but
that made no difference. The constable
sallied forth and speedily returned with
"six good men and true" five farmers and
a workhouse guard, recruited Jrom a pond
near by. where a gang of county ptUjiu r
were at work. The six solemnl'!iuged
themselves in a semicircle on the grass I...
fore the judge, and the trial I !') began.
Miller briefly told his story, and then the
stranger, w hom he believed guilty of steal
ing Froisey's chickens, appeared on the
scene and told his story. He claimed that
he owned the chickens, they having wan
dered into Froisey's yard, and he was sim
ply recovering his property. That ended
the trial, and the jury thereupon filed into
the jury room the cleared space beneath
an adjoining apple tree where they were
speedily joined by the judge and constable,
and together they arranged the verdict.
When they returned to the courtroom, Mil
ler was informed that he had been convict
ed of "threatening to kill" and that he bad
been fined .'" and costs, amounting iu all
to $35.40. He could not pay, and so Judge
Antony tore a leaf out of a notebook loaned
hiai by one of the jurors and made out his
cominifoent ordering Marshal Stew-art to
confine Miller in the county jail until the
fine and costs were paid.
And then court was adjourned, the farm
ers returning to their wheatfields, tbeguard
to his prisoners, nnd Miller was taken away
by the constable, and within an hour the
doors of the county Jail opened to receive
him. Kansas City Journal.
Asking Fur Inforuiution.
Willie Keep I was once very strongly
tempted to blow out my bwains.
Ethel Knox Hid you do it? Brooklyn
That Old Friend.
A certain New York millionaire club
man, famous for his dinners and sayings,
is just now relating a good story against
himself. He has recently returned from a
year's absence abroad and has naturally
forgotten a few names, placing those he
remembers, as a rule, on the wrong person,
so that his attempts at hearty recognition
have been somewhat dangerous, yet amus
He was going down Fifth avenue the
other day when he caught sight of a figure
which in the distance he seemed to recall.
Increasing his somewhat measured walk,
hi presently pass,,', the man and then re
traced his steps.
A glance at his face was sufficient. He
knew him and recollected s.s he advanced
toward him a cozy little dinner by the
window in the club dining room, where he
had listened so attentively to the stories
with which the man now before him had
deluged the conversation.
The stranger looked up as, "Why, my
dear fellow, I'm very glad to see you," fell
upon his ears.
A look of keen humor lighted up his eyes
as he clasped, apparently reluctantly, the
speaker's extended hand.
"You are very kind," he murmured,
"very kind, sir."
"Why, what nonsensel Here, I'm just
going to lunch at Belmonlco's. You must
come with me and tell me some more of
your French stories."
"Stories! What stories?" gasped his old
"Don't you remember that dinner on the
night before my departure? Why, you sim
ply reeled them off."
"Oh, yesl I served that well, ehf" he re
plied, with a slowness that portended a
At that moment the porch of Delmonlco's
was reached, and in they turned.
An hour was passed over a delightful
lunch whereat the multimillionaire related
anecdotes of his year's travel.
The bill had just been presented and re
ceipted as he said:
I'm devilish sorry, you know, but I'm
awfully bad at names. I've quite forgotten
yours. I am Jack of C club."
"And I," responded bis guest, "I'm Jen
nings, the C club's steward." New
THE SOLOMON ISLANDS.
fftome of the CnnnlhnL mm. I Head (Iliiiters
In the Southern Pacific.
The Solomon group of islands, recently
UmeXtd by England, is the largest and as
yet least known of any in the I'aciilc ocean,
though among theven 8rs1 to be dlscov-
pred. There are seven or eiuhi larife, moun
tainous Islands varying in length from TO
to 100 miles, and a great, (lumber of smaller
islands, ranging from 1.' to "0 miles in
length, down to the tiny coral Islet one-half
a mile acrows.
The. Solomon lilanden are of a mixed
flee, varying tk-twceli an almost pure Malay
,pe and the darker skinned Polynesian.
Though they are almost universally canni
bals, they stand in other respects by no
means low in the scale of savages. The men
are as a rub: tall and well formed, and the
women, in their youth, are handsome and
attractive, though the drudgery which falls
to their lot miou ages and hardens their
looks. Indeed, the condition of women
among tbettl, as iu most savage races, isone
ot absolute irtojeotlon. The wife is the ab
solute slave She is completely in t he power
of her hu-hioid lor life or death. If yoods
lie stolen from the house, she is responsible
to her lonl in the llrst case, not. the thief.
Wives ate liounht and sold just like other
It was on one of these islands that Mr.
Bates, an English yachtsman, landed from
his vessel and started into the woods. He
uever came back, A small party vainly
searched for him, and for years trad- goods
lauded on the island were done up in wrap
pers on which were printed the words,
"Bates, We are looking for yon." It was also
on one ot the Solomon group that an unfor
tunate Italian w as kept as a slave for a num
ber of years, until he dually got a chance to
escape to New Mritaiu, where at last ac
counts he was living among the natives,
his mind almost wholly destroyed by his
sufferings of earlier years.
Head hunting is still carried on to eome
extent in connect ion with cannibalism, but
much more from the simple desire of the
chiefs to accumulate skulls as a token of
power or prowess. It has also a sacrifi
cial aspect. In Case o( the death of a chief
ahead must be provided, and the launch-
iug of a neW War oanoe or the completion
of a bamboo house must be signnli.ed
in the same way. Within the radius of
the heatl hunting forays no native can be
Baid to enjoy security of life for a single
day. The custom is now carried on less
openly than of old.
Every chief has his butcher, who is an
important member of his court. When a
captive is taken in war. he is handed over
to this official and promptly dispatched.
The liody is then cut up, and the joint are
hung upon a tree reserved for that purpose
in the village, and t he people are invited to
come and buy. Philadelphia Telegraph.
Not willing to Fight.
At tin- time the anti-American lever in
Chili was at its height a large dinner party
was given, exclusively attended by gentle
men. There was present a jovial Califor
nian who was in the country distinctly to
make money and avoid trouble, He hail a
fund of comic yarns and spun them Inces
santly, his evident purpose being to allay
as much as possible t he local ill feeling tie
ward the Yankees and their flag a young
Chilian captain who sat facing the Calf
fornian at last fired in a bitter remark
against. Americans for their alleged inter
ference in the late civil war. The Call for
niangood hutnoredly protested, his remarks
being a general denial of the cliarge. "You
are a liar!" suddenly said the Chilian, look
ing calmly and determinedly Into the face
of his vis-a-vis. There was instant con
sternation throughout the table.
The California!! wiped his lips, threw
down his napkin and slowly rising quiv
ered a moment and hissed, "Do you mean
that, sir?" The Chilian arose also, folding
his arms, while his face showed ugly satis,
faction at having secured a long sought
fight. "I dot" be replied defiantly. "Then,
by heaven, sir, you arc saved!" shouted the
Calif orniao, "for I will not be trilled with."
Amid the universal laughter the young
captain was pulled into his seat, all hands
being satisfied that it was impossible lo
get a senseless light out of the commercial
spirited American Fred May in New York
tiuud Words For the Donkey.
Of all horseflesh, so to speak, the patient,
little, common place, every day ass takes
the lead. There is no denying bun the
palm. Were I a Homer, or a Dante, or even
allolmes, I would indite an epic, or ai least
a rhyme, to the character, Strength and
courage of this noblest of tin- race, 'n
every country where severe economics are
thrust upon the people, the don Key comes
to the rescue and does the work which no
other creature alive can do. He lives on
uothing. lie is rarely fed iu times of
drought or severe work some barley but
is turned loose to find what he may. He is
never vicious or obstinate, but works faith
fully till his poor old ears flop downward
from age, and he literally falls under his
load and dies in his tracks, after serving
his often cruel master some score or more
of years. When he is put to work as a
yearling, he does not last so long. I have
ridden one at IH months which had been
trained but two weeks, and yet was gentle,
bridlewise and well gaited. Where is there
such a horse Colonel T. A. Dodge in liar
The Advertising That Is K.R'ective.
It is constant advertising that produces
an effect, although thespasmodic announce
ment may have a force peculiar to itself.
A Iwy sees his father every day and is nat
urally Influenced by the example which is
perpetually before bim. He goes to the
theater but occasionally. The effect of the
latter, being more striking, may be propor
tionately more effective Many people pro
test that it is unnecessary to continue the
advertising of well know n articles. They
cannot understand why it is continued
They dei hire it does not influence them,
but the manufacturers know batter. The
man who denies that he is influenced by
advertising constantly before him deceives
himself, and his very protest is prod! of it.
0 Canes With Lumps.
A Herman inventor has produced nuclei
trie cane lamp. The handle of the cane
contains iui incandescent lamp, the two
poles of which are connected with the plates
of a battery. Below this is a small cham
ber to carry the battery fluid. When it is
desired to use the lamp, the cap is taken off
and the cane inclined so that the liquid it
contains corues in contact with the dec
trodes. A current is thus produced that
will, it is asserted, keep the light going for
an hour New York Telegram.
Terrible Avtlou of KsOlnriS
A sportsman who bid a B note stolen
from him a few months ago received the
following letter the other day:
Dean Silt 1 stoled your money. Hemorse
naws By ooasbcnei ,und 1 send you a loverlgn
When remorse nawssgtai I will send you some
Visitor So you have discharged your
girl, Mrs. Lovepeace?
Mrs. L Yes, I OOUld not stand her any
longer. Visitor When are you going to get an
other? Mrs. L. Oh, I shall take a few weeks'
rest first. Detroit Free Press.
Out of Night.
"Is this the bureau of Information?" said
Mr. Meddergrasatotheclerk at the W orld's
"Then I wish you'd tell me where Sllus
Is. 1 told that old man of mine he'd gel
lost, an now he's gone au doue it." Har
ODDS AND ENDS.
All the Greek philosophers, snges and
seers ate no flesh.
The first l atin Bible with n date was flu
i"-hed at Menby by Faust in 14(12.
The state of North Carolina has mined
nearly 110,000,000 worth of gold since 1874.
Boston has a Portuguese colony number
ing about a.ooo. They are for t he most part,
Venice is built on so small islands, has
nearly 400 bridges and is SO miles in eir
cumference. Canals serve as streets and
gondolas as carriages.
By the tent h census 98,010,000 inhabitants
of the United States Here supported by ag
rlculture, 11,800,000 by manufactures and
16,080)000 by commerce.
Hargraves Jennings, in ins work, "The
Kosicruii.il!-." t." ,.f a lamp that was
found in a tomb in the yenr 1101 that had
burned constantly for nearly 1,900 years.
It i" et Imatsd that of the 8,000,000 inhab
itants in London over 1,000,000 an- poor
living on less than 61 a week for each fam
ily while over 1100,000 are in chronic pov
erty. The blood in its natural state containsan
amount of pure water that is really aston
ishing to one wlio has not, given the sule
ject attention nearly seven eighths of Its
There is an extensive alligator industry
at Jacksonville, Fla , as may be Inferred
from i he tact that in 1880 S.400 alligators
were sold there to tourists as relics of
The shah of Persia does not possess a
railway t rain of any kind. lie goesabout
Persia iu carriages or on horseback, and al
though 04 teal's old is still one of the best
horsemen iu the country.
The elephant is given the credit of being
the most long lived as well as I ho most in
telligent, of all animals. Cuvier says that
there are Instances of its having lived to
beyond the age of 800 years.
The barbt r derives his class title from the
Latin word barba, a beard. Kude, uncivi
lized races were originally called "barba
rians" solely on account Of the unkempt ap
pearance of their beard and hair.
The ' angry tree," a woody plant found
in eastern California ami western Arizona,
cannot be touched without it exhibitssigns
of vexation bj ruffling its leaves and giving
fottfc an unpleMBllt, sickening ixlor.
Not only do the children enjoy the games
as games, bin they find added pleasure in
the evident appreciation of their elders who
happen to be looking on. "We always play
better when people are looking," said a lit
t le maiden.
The explanation of the zigzag course pur
sued by a flash of lightning isas followsi
As the lightning condenses the air in the
Immediate advai oe ol its path, it lliesfrom
side to side in order to pass where there is
the least resistance to progress.
Wanti a to Chunge one Word.
Private John Allen of Mississippi had a
enso iu the supreme court the other day.
It had been dragging along for a goixl
while in the lower tribunals, and when it
was reached m t he higher body the oppos
ing counsel presented n brief history of the
cause so far as it had gone. The justices
had listened nttentlvi ly to the lawyer, and
when he had finished Air. Allen was asked
if the opposing counsel had slated what
was st riot ly true.
"If your honors ph ase," said the astute
Mississippi,!!!, 'T can best answer the ques
tion With a little Story. Some time ago a
slierilf in one of the counties in my state
died. There w as anothi r gi utleman resid
ing in the county who thought he could
fill the official shoes to a nicety, so he pro
ceeded to draw up a recommendation in his
own behalf for appointment to the va
cancy and then si cured the neighbors' sig
natures to it. lie recited iu the document
his numerous qualifications for the posi
tion and stated, among other things, that
'Mi. Jones was strictly honest.' He carried
the paper to eld Judge Smith and asked
him to sign it.
"The judge put on his specs and carefully
read the paper over. Then he coughed and
" 'Jones, I'll sign this here recommenda
tion if you'll let me chunge one w ord iu it.'
"Jones glowed with satisfaction, for the
judge's signature was a power in t he prem
ises. " 'Cert'ny, judge, oert'ny,' he cordially re
marked. 'One Word can't hurt the paper.
Now what word would vou like to change,
" 'Well.' replied the judge, 'I just vvaut
to scratch OUl the Word "strictly" where it
precedes "honest" and insert the word "tol
"The grave justices laughed, and the case
went on.' LoulsviUe Courier-Journal.
To Abolish Umbrellas.
There is a project in Paris for having all
that we wear waterproof. Some y ears ago
there was an effort to do this in this coun
try by a company of w hich ex Secretary
McCulloch was president. In a room on
Fourteenth street an interesting exhibition
was given of a colorless fluid called, if
memory is correct, neptnnlts. On a rack
standing iu a sine tank hung feminine gear
and stuffs of all .-oris. The performances
used to consist of deluging these with wa
ter from a convenient bose, which ran off
them like water from a duck's back. Ona
blue tilk bonnet trimmed w ith pink roses
tlie drops of water chased one another like
globules of quicksilver.
A stream of water w as sent onto a piece
or Brussels net, ami even the holes spurned
it. Velvet ribbons and kid gloves alike re
pelled water On ostrich feathers drops of
water rested like dew winch would not dis
solve. Ink was thrown on silk, and a spray
of water drove it off, leaving the material
unhurt. A shoe left standing was filled
with water, w hen emptied w as dry. It was
like a page out of I he "Arabian Nights," in
which the elements are conquered by un
seen powers. The secret lay in t he manu
facture of tlie goods, each liber having pre
viously been dipped in a liquid which was
water repellant. One test Is remembered
an army coal belli a pint of water hours,
which had run through a piece of untreated
cloth iu three minutes. Nothing, it ap
pears, ever same of t he project. New York
A Slick Young i'ellow In London.
Half a century ago, when "subjects" were
bought by the surgeons, a poor man fell
itad in Fleet street. Without a moment's
liesitat ion, a young fellow who was pa-ssin.;
threw himself on his knees beside th
corpse, exclaiming, "My father, my dea
father' A orowd gathered round. Their
sympathy was excited, and money was
lUbsCfibad to enable the pious youth to
take away his father's body in a hackney
;oach. He did so and took it to a surgeon.
w ho gave him 9100 for it. Jamas Payn.
It Didn't Work.
"What can I dofor you?" he asked of the
"I came to collect for the ventilating fan
we put in for you."
"Oh er I see. I'm sorry, but we aren't
cashing any drafts at present." Washing
Visitor How old are you M. Ily?
Molly I am going nn 10 years.
"Is that so? I thought you w ere younger
"Come, now, you are trying to flatter me
for some purpose or other. "Texas Sift ings.
Thought Well of Them.
"Now, Mrs. Bronson," said the broker,
how shall we Invest this inouey for you?"
"I don't know," said the lady. "What
do you thluk of those Fluctuating stocks?
1 understand a great deal of mouey Is made
iu them." -Harper's Baaar.
Wrought Steel Ranges, Chilled Iron
AGATE WARE (White, Gray and Nickle-plated), PUMPS, WATER AND
SOU. PIPES, WATER CLOSETS AND URINALS, RUBBER
HOSE AND LAWN SPRINKLERS, BATH TUBS AND STEEL
SINKS, O. S. GUTTERS AND LEADERS, SHEET IKON, COP
PER. ZINC AND LEAD, LEAD PIPE AND PIPE FITTINGS.
Plumbing, Tin, Copper and Sheet
DIMOND BLOCK: 95
Brand Quarter-Off Sale!
EGAN & GUNN.
Will Begin October 4th, 1893.
With one quarter-off every dollar's worth of
goods bought in their store for the
Next : Thirty : Days.
This means the Greatest Bargains in Dry Goods, Gent's
Furnishings, Etc,, ever Offered in Honolulu.
On many articles, it means less than cost, but our stock
must be reduced, and we are willing to give our time to the
public for the next thirty days, regardless of profit to ourselves;
lo not regard this as an ordinary advertisement, as our former
.ales are evidences that we do just as we agree. It is not
leoessary to tell you that our stock of Dry Goods, Millinery
uid burnishing Goods is large and well assorted, which means
0 our patrons good Fresh Goods. Nothing will be held back
n this sale. Everything will be offered at the large discount
f one-fourth off. K3P. S. Terms Strictlv Cash.
EGAN & GUNN.
New Furniture Store,
Hotel Street, between Fort and Nuuanu Sts.
I- now opened Un business, and has in slock the tines! assortment of
ANTIQUE OAK BED ROOM SETS,
EXTENSION TABLES, Etc
ALS( ) a tine assoilnit nt of
Reed and Rattan Furniture.
Fine Bpring, Hair, Wool, Monand Straw Mattmtcti Live (ieeso Festben and S Ik Flo
f. Pillows. Special attention called to ran latest ityle of WIRE MATTRESSES,
tit.- Iicst and cheapeat evtr brought lo this count!)-, l'inc LoOBta anil Sola
Beds, ai San Francisco prices Complete assortment of baby
Carriages, Crihs, Cradles, anil High Chairs.
r.2E Cornice Poles in Wood or Brass Trimmings, st
We mak( i specialty "f Laying Matting anil Interior decorating.
FumltUtt and Mattresses Repaired by l usi-Class Workmen,
Cabinet Making in all its Branches
ji if) BELL, 515.
CHILDREN AND INFANTS'
Hats and Bonnets.
104 Fort Etreet
CHII-DHENS CAlV.ltRIC HATS, all col rs, 60 cents and upwards; Lace-trimmed MULL
HATS, iu delicate shudes, from $1 75 pwards.
CIIII-DUENS Mi-K HATS, POKES and BONNETS.
CHILDKENS' LACK HATS and LEGHOKN FLATS.
INFANTS' LACE BONNE'IS, lufantb Muslin BONNETS from so cents and upwards.
SUN BONNETS in Kreat variety at $ cents and upwards
tir A bAKOK A hSOE'l'M ENT OF t
CHlLDRt-N S WHITE PRESSES, neatly made at to, 75 cents ami upwards
CHILDREN S Silk and Cashmere COATS andWRAPS. Infanta' Complete outfii.
- 97 KING STREET.
Lowest Prices Prevail,
ORDWAY & PORTER.
Robinson Block, lintel Street.
TELE I 'HON ES MUTUAL 645.
- - Honolulu.
Life Assurance Society
Offers Insurance on all the Popular Flans, viz.:
Ordinary Life Pi,,n, Tontine Instalment Plan (New, Chitaf
linduwment Plan, and Attractive),
Semi Tontine Plan, Joint Lift Risks,
Free Tontine Plan, Partnership Insurance,
Indemnity Iiond Plan (Coupon Ilond Children's Endowments,
at maturity, if desired), Annuities,
Endowment bund Plan (5guarantced) Ttrm Insurance, etc., etc. etc.
It will cost you nothing to call at the office of the undersigned, and
make further inquiries. Should vou conclude to insure, it wilt tin mnnpv ir
Bruce A. J. Cartwright,
Managers for the Hawaiian Islands EQUITABLE Life Assurance Society of US.
Lemonade Works Co.,
Lemonade, Soda Water,
Ginger Ale, Hop Ale,
A Trial Order Solicited
BENSON, SMITH & CO.,
H. E. McINTYRE & BRO.,
Groceries, Provisions and Feed
BAST CORNKR FORT AND KING STREETS.
New (looils received liy every Packet from the Eastern States and Europe.
Fresh California I'roduce by every steamer. All orders faithfully attended to, and
floods delivered to any part of the city free of charge.
Island Orders solicited. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Post Office llux No. I41). Telephone No. 92.
PETER HIGH, -
On' Alakea and Richards near
Doors, Sash, Blinds, Screens, Frames Etc.
TURIs'KID AISD BAWKD WORK.
Prompt attention to all orders,
ay Matual 55
Honolulu, H. I.
Etc., Etc., Etc
AMI DEALERS IN
- - Proprietor.
Queen Street, F crolulu.H.I
It Bell 498.