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THE WEEKLY HILO TRIBUNE, HILO, HAWAII, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY ta, 1904.
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C. M. COOKF,, President. 1?. I). TKNNKY, Vice-President.
K. r. 1IISIIOP, Treasurer. J. WATF.RIIOUSP,, Secretary.
G. II. ROHF.RTSON, Auditor V. M. ALEXANDER, C. II. ATIIP.RTON
icu.NHl'IKATOlt.S STII.I. (JONSl'Ilti:. "My suspicions were at once
- nrouscd and I remembered that
Honolulu Jnllor l.cnnis Tricks or shcrfr Andrews had written, 'Fit-
1,1,0 Jni'HMPiO' nnkoslii and his colleagues are dan-
Honolulu, Feb. 3. "If you dojgcrous characters and would not
not tell a different story from the j hesitate a moment about disposing
one you told in the case of Wata-jof this woman.' Also, 'See that
nabe you will meet with bodily s,ie ,s not taken out of jail against
Harm. 1,00k out tor your bodyl" 1 i,er wm.' Unqucstionnbly Sheriff
This is the principal part of a .Andrews knew what he was talking
written threat sent to a pretty little about.
Japanese woman of Hilo, who is j t summoned Tokuc and the
now in safe keeping at Oahu jail, a man who was sent down at the same
witness in the case of Fuuakoshi , time with her as a wituess in the
Tatsugoro, charged with being an !same case and by ditit of question
accessory to one of the most fiend- j jng found out that letters had been
ish murders that soil the pages of passed into the jail by Guard Baker.
Hawaiian history. These two people were in posses-
The woman is Nakamtira Tokue , sjon 0f four ietters from different
and she was the principal witness j outside sources,
in the case of Watanabe, who was, t sellt for Dr Katsunuma and
found guilty of the murder of Moto-' he figured out that one of these
luro, a carpenter, on Hawaii, and vvas j a,,Swcr to the letter sent out
sentenced to a term of twenty-five by Tokue and was of a very kindly
years in the penitentiary. This nature. The others could not be
Funakoshi is supposed to have as- connected in any way with Tokue's
sistcd Watanabe 111 the cold-blooded . letter.
murder. 1 t next traced up the man to
Since the bringing of the woman j WUOni Tokue's letter had been ad
to Honolulu there has been a con- dressed and found him without any
certed effort to carry on some sort trouble. He stated to me that Fu
of communication with her from akoshi, who is out on bail in the
the outside, Funakoshi, of course, sum 0f 510,000 pending his trial,
being the most active agent. A had been to see him and had asked
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FIRE! FIRE! FIRE!
knowledge of this state of affairs
was recently brought to the atten
tion of Jailor Henry through the
over-zealous efforts of one of Funa
koshi's friends. Suspicion once
aroused in the mind of Mr. Henry,
he referred back to a letter from
Sheriff Andrews of Hawaii, under
date of December 31, 1903, and
there found a clue, to the whole sit
uation. He went right to the bot
tom of the matter and had the satis
faction of revealing the whole dev
ilish plot that was on loot.
The letter from Sheriff Andrews,
which accompanied the woman
Tokue to Honolulu is as follows:
"I am sending down to you a
woman, Nakamura Tokue by name,
who is the principal wituess for the
prosecution in the case of Funa
koshi Tatsuguro and Watanabe
Masaji, charged with murder. She
has been in Hilo jail for seventeen
months awaiting the termination oH
"I dare not let her go because
Funakoshi and his colleagues are
dangerous characters and would not
hesitate a moment about disposing
of this woman,, for if that could be
done and they get a new trial or
dered by the Supreme Court, the
case of murder against them would
probably have to fall.
"This woman was at the time of
the murder the mistress of Funa
koshi and Minata Kanzaburo was
her cook and house servant. He is
known by the nickname of Kobe.
He is a professional ship's cook,
and if he has an opportunity to
escape by some deep-sea ship he
will probably do it.
"Tokue is very nice and ladylike
and gives uo trouble whatever.
Please see that she is not taken out
of jail against her will.
"I,. A. ANDREWS.
"Sheriff of Hawaii."
When interviewed this morning,
Jailor Henry had the following to
"I am absolutely certain that we
have just nipped in the bud in the
nick of time a conspiracy to poison
Tokue, the Japanese woman who is
here as a witness in the Funakoshi
case which has been appealed.
There is not a single question in
my mind about this. If it had not
been for the over-zealousness of an
outside Japanese who used to do
some work for me and whom I
thought to be perfectly trustworthy
Tokue migjit now be lying' cold in
her grave, the victim of poisoned
"It was about a week ago that
this Japanese I speak of came in
and advised me to put home other
Japanese in the place of Genji, my
steward, who, by the way, is one of
the most trustworthy men in jail.
If I did not do this a great'deal of
trouble would undoubtedly come to
me through him. It was claimed
that, he was plotting secretly. This
man also handed me a letter which
had been written by Tokue to a
friend outside asking that some
clothes and tobacco be sent to her
at the jail. It was stated that
Genji had handed this letter to
Guard Baker and that' he took it to
1 if he had received a letter lrom
Tokue. He repliedin the affirma
tive and handed the letter to Funa
koshi. "Guard Baker was positively
identified by Tdkuc's friend as the
man who had taken the messages.
Naturally, I went to him next, and
learned that the letters brought in,
the one from Tokue's friend ex
cepted, had been sent by Fuua-
kosln. 1 learned turtuer tuat an
other Japanese had interested him
self in the matter and had brought
letters to Amamoto, a trusty who
works about the jail proper. I
firmly believe that this man had
been working secretly with Wata
nabe, in jail, and had been taking
messages from him to Funakoshi,
thus bringing together the principal
agents in the devilish conspiracy
that was unquestionably on foot.
"All the letters are now in the
hands of the Attorney General and
the matter is to be sifted to the very
bottom. I have also sent Guard
Baker to the Attorney General's
office to tell all he knows about the
case. He has, of course, been dis
charged for his part, although he
very probably did not know what a
terrible tragedy his disobedience to
orders came very near precipitating.
"Tokue will, of course, be watched
more closely than ever, and I will
also see to it that there are no more
breaches of prison rules. Tokue is
fed right from my table by Genji,
the prisoner steward, in whom I
have every confidence. I have fol
lowed this rule ever since the wit
ness was brought here from Hilo.
"There is no question in my
mind that had the first Japanese
who came to me been successful in
persuading me to take some other
man for Genji as my steward Tokue
would have been poisoued. Un
doubtedly Genji had been ap
proached, buffinding him unwill
ing to do their bidding the plotters
sought to have him removed."
Berlin, Feb. 4. The Oerman
garrisons at Winulioek ana Uka-
heudja, in Southwestern Africa,
have been relieved after a fierce
battle in which the tribesmen lost
heavily. The Germans had fifty
Loudon, Feb. 4. Redmond has
announced that the Irish will not
accept an alternative policy to Home
Montevideo, Feb. 4. The rebels
are within four leagues of the city
and are advancing. Citizens are
Loudon, Feb. 4. The Liberal
Unionists have decided to maintain
Annapolis, Feb. 4. Raynor, the
caucus nominee for Senator, will be
Chicago, Feb. 3. There was in
tense excitement on the Produce
Exchange today caused by a strong
bull movement in wheat. The
price advanced steadily from the
opening of the board and at closing
had advanced two and one-half
cents a bushel over opening figures.
Belgrade, Servia, Feb. 3. The
Servian Cabinet has resigned.
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