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To the In 'triors of Election in liv Sev
ern I l)hh ids of I fie A'iiiiriloiiii
Inquiries having been Hindu whether
persons who nrc exempt from the pay
ment of pcrsonnl taxes by reason of be.
ing clergymen, teachers, pupils in High
Schools, firemen, &c, or by reason of
being over the ngo of sixty years or
whose taxes have been excused by tho
Assessor on account of Infirmity or
poverty, are nllowcd by law to vole at
the Klcctlon for Itcprcscntalivcs.
'It is my opinion that all such poisons
arc entitled to vote. The Tax Collector
should issue to ench such person a tax
receipt with the words "Qualified to
Vote" upon it, which he must sign and
in place of the amount of taxes ho must
wrlto " exempt" or " excused." On the
presentation of this Tax Receipt to the
Inspectors of Election at their sessions
previous to the election, tho name of the
voter must be put on the list of voters
and the Hcccipt returned 1o the votir.
At tho general Election to lie held on
tho 3rd February, 18S0, the votes of such
persons must be received, unless chal
lenged for other reasons.
Honolulu, January 13, 1880. 224
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THURSDAY, JAN. 21, 1880.
THE PRESS LIBEL CASE.
JOHKsTOXn COJIMITTKII KOII THIAI.
AT TIIK SUl'KEMK COUliT.
Mr. Arthur Jolmstouc, editor of
the "Dnily Honolulu Tress," was
arraigned in the Police Court before
Justice Uickcrton, this morning,
charged on the sworn information
of His. Excellency Paul Neumann,
Attorney-General of the Kingdom,
with the offense of libel, for having
"published wilfully nnd maliciously
and with intent to injure" Mr.
Neumann "in fame, reputation and
good name, and to bring him into
disgrace, abhorrence, odium, hatred,
contempt and ridicule,'" nn article
in the paper above named, on Jan.
ICtli, under the heading, "A Dead
Man's Word." The article said
that the Attorney-General in his
letter in the Uum.ktin of the 14th
inst., "virtually admits that there
was nn open account between the
Government and Mr. Oakley," who
lately committed suicide, "and that
the Attorney-General proposed to
strike off about SI 18 and pay the
bill." Further on it charged the
Attorney-General with attempting
to force a discount on Mr. Oakley
on a note for SI, 700 made by tho
King, which it was the duty of tho
Attorney-General to pay. It also
gave an alleged statement of Mr.
Oakley to the effect that Air. .Neu
mann had demanded 300 of him
for himself before ho would pay the
note, and ndded that "there is a lie
out somewhere, and Mr. Oakley's
version of the affair can be proven."
Messrs. W. A. Whiting and F.
M. Hatch appeared 'for the King
and Mr. S. U. Dole for the defense.
The first witness for the prosecution
FitEU. Jones, who recognized a
paper produced as a copy of tho
"Press" of the ICtli inst., delivered
at the Hawaiian Hotel by the regu
lar carrier. Cross-examined I am
bar-keeper at the Hawaiian Hotel.
Daviu Dayton 1 am the Deputy
Marshal of the kingdom : had read
tho article in J'ress of tho issue pro
duced; knew Mr. Johnstono was
editor of that paper because lie
(witness) called at his house with
Mr. Neumann on Sunday last. Mr.
Neumann informed witness of the
articlo published in the "Press" the
day previous tliat concerned him
self. Mr. Neumann nsked. Mr.
Johnstone if he was responsible for
that publication, and lie said ho
was. Mr. Neumann asked John
, stone if ho would be willing to re
tract it if it was shown Unit tho
article wns inaccurate, or he used
these words, " if it was shown to
him that it was untruthful." Mr.
Johnstono said that these matters
were given to liini and that he was
working for a party, and ho could
not do anything until ho consulted
thofjo parties, and he would bo able
to let him knovy, tho following day,
between 11 ami 12 o'clock, ns Uo
would havo to sco his attorney be
fore doing anything. Ho knew Mr.
Neumann as Attorney-General of
Cross-examined by Mr. Dole
Mr. Neumann said that he knew the
editor's business, and asked him if
ho would be willing to give the
names of the parties. Johnstono
either admitted or said that the arti
cle was written at the instance of
other parties. Q. Was not that
the main point, the names of his
informants? A. No; 1 think it
was altogether that ho wanted to
consult with them.
Paul Ni:umanx I am Attorney
General for the Kingdom; am com
plainant in this case ; have examined
this article; saw it first on Saturday
evening, in this paper Press pro
duced) ; believe I am the party
named in article ; am certainly the
party who wrote the account inserted
therein that was sent to the Bui.u
tix. Q. Will you examine the
statements in that article and state
what is, true or false? A. The
statement made by me in the Bulle
tin is true, also tho statement made
in the "Advertiser" thnt Uaklcy
had no claim against the Govern
ment. It is not true thnt it was my
duty to pay any claim of Mr.
Oakley, nor did I ever have any
moneys in my hands to pay it. It
is true that 1 struck out some Items
of the bill not presented by Mr.
Oakley, for I had nothing whatever
to do with him in the matter nor
did I attempt to force any discount
on Mr. Oakley. I never demanded
from Mr. Oakley S300 or any money
for getting the mono' paid to him,
or for getting his claim paid to him,
or for anything else. I do not know
what Mr. Oakley might havo said,
but I had no clnim to settle with
him, cither honestly, justly, unjustly,
or otherwise. The statement of Mr.
Oakley's version of tho affair being
capable of being proven is utterly
untrue ; there is not a word of truth
in it. The claim of Oakley was for
work done under contract for cer
tain houses in Alakca htrcct. I do
not know of any wi ittcn contract ;
all I know is what I have heard. I
heard that Oakley built sonic build
ings there for the Queen. I remem
ber that Curtius Wallace came to
me and showed me a note that Mr.
Oakley had made for 8300, nnd
stated to me that Mr. Qaklcy had
some money coming to him for
building those houses, nnd that if
Oakley could get that money his
note would be paid. He (Wallace)
asked me to sec the Queen, as lie
was in need of money, and try to
get that for him. I told him I
should, or sec him in a few days
afterward. I then told him he
could havo the money because there
was that and more money due Mr.
Oakley, but that I could not advise
Her Majc-ty to pay the 8300 or use
Mr. Uaklcy's note as an offset, but
if he would have Mr. Oakley sign
an order that I would advise her to
accept the order as a receipt, and
give it to him. Mr. Wallace asked
me to write the order ; I wrote it
out and handed it to him, and lie
left. lie brought it back subse
quently, signed by Mr. Oakley, I
directed him to endorse it (it was
payable to his order), and sent for
Mrs. Swan, who was attending to
the Queen's business. I am not
sure whether Mrs. Swan paid it to
him or handed the money to me, but
at any rate it was paid to him ami
the order given by Mrs. Swan to me
with orders to keep it for her until
the whole affair was settled. (Order
dated April 27, 1885, produced in
book and identified by witness.)
Some lime afterward Mr. J. S.
Walker went to the olllee and asked
me whether 1 held Mr. Oakley's
affair in my hands for settlement on
behalf of the Queen. I told him I
did not, and related to him what I
have stated here just now, and that
was all that I had to do with it. Mr.
Walker asked me whether I would
have Mr. Oakley's account settled ;
lie spoke to me about Mr. Oakley's
necessities. 1 told him I would go
over to sec the Queen. Tho Queen
told me she would pay the money at
once, but was not sure whether the
bill was correct or not, and asked
me to look over it. I learned that
His Majesty had given Oakley a note
for 81700, which represented work
done up to date when note was
given. I thought Oakley could use
it until his business was settled with
the Queen, but there was no money
duo to Mr. Oakley until the work
Mu. Dou: objected that witness
was speaking of what he had only
heard. The Court ruled that, in
testifying to his own actions, it was
competent for witness to give evi
dence of what he had heard which
directed his actions.
Wit.nkss Mrs. Swan gave mo tho
note and said she placed the nolo
with Mr. Mclntyre, and in case uo
settlement was made either return
the note to her or to Mr. Mclntyre.
I told Mr. Walker to bring me a
statement of Mr. 'Oakley's claim,
which he did. I went over the bill
and found that 8300 had been paid
to Mr. Onkloy and must bo deducted
from the bill. (This was said to
Walker.) h looking over the bill
I told Mr. Walker there were some
items iu it which uuilcr no con,
filtlcration I ebould tulrise Her
Majosty to pa, My impression is
that these Items amounted to SM8,
S'220, or SI 78 I cannot recollect.
fin answer to counsel witness said (
his impression was that it was 8178).
There was some correction mado by
them I suppose by Mr. Walker.
Mr. W. said Mr. Oakley would not
consent to strike off items which I
would not allow. I cannot tell
what items they were some legal
expenses, I believe. At any rate I
approved of bill to date with the
exception of items stated, and told
Mr. Walker if Mr. Oakley con
sented to that I should send word
to the Queen, and it should be paid
at once. I heard subsequently from
Mr. Walker or Mr. Mclntyre that
Mr. Oakley declined to accept it.
The matter rested there until one
day Mr. Oakley came in ; 1 did not
know him ; he introduced himself to
me nnd nsked about this affair, and
asked as a favor if 1 could not have
this thing settled. He offered to
pay me a hundred dollars if I did.
I told him that I could not accept a
cent from him that I was not his
attorney, and if he consented to
accept the bill as I had it he could
have his money at once. I pointed
out to him that if he applied the
money he offered to me, to the ac
count, there would not bo a differ
ence of but a few paltry dollars,
and that he had better accept it.
He said, " I will see." A short
time afterward he came again to me
and asked me, "Why do you not
get that money for me?" I told
him that if he accepted the amount
which I had told Mr. Walker I had
advised the Queen to pay he could
have it. He said, " 1 cannot." I
told him I was sorry for it, but I
could not be bothered with the
affair any more, and not to come
back to me about it. I am under
the impression tiiat I returned the
bill to him, but may have "given it
to Mr. Walker. His Majesty's
note was returned to Mr. Mclntyre.
Mr. Wallace came to me in Dec,
81, or Jan., '8.1. This took place
after the order I think it must
have been in Ma, not later than
June. That was the last interview
I ever had with Oakley on the
matter. I went to the Coast on the
1st of Aug. and returned on the 8th
of October. After my return a
man by the name of Mills a me
chanic came to mo, I think the
week before Oakley's suicide, and
asked me if I had settled Oakley's
bill. He showed me a note of Mr.
Oakley's for 8400 written on the
inside of an envelope. He repre
sented to me his needs and asked if
I would not collect it for him, and
as there was money coming to Mr.
Oakley I said if lie got Mr. Oakley's
order I would get it paid. At his
request I drew out a note for him
and told him if Mr. Oakley gavo
that to him instead of the note I
would give it to him.
Q. Can you not explain some
thing more particularly about the
items which you wanted to throw
out? A. Nothing except the one
item about law expenses, and I told
Mr. Walker it was perfectly pre
posterous to have any such item in
a housebuilding bill.
Cross-examined Tliis copy of
letter in Bult.v.tin is correct. I was
Attorney-General all through the
happening of these events. I was
acting for Wallace but not for the
Queen. Q. "If not acting for the
Queen, how did you come to advise
her not to pay the bill?" A. "Who
told you I advised the Queen?"
Mr. Dole "Here it is in evidence."
I did not advise her, but it was my
duty to give her a good receipt. Q.
"Why did you draw the order on
yourself?" A. "Because in any
circumstances that might havo ariseii
I did not want the Queen to ap
pear." Mr. Mills paid me
ten percent; I did not charge
him anything, but he insisted
that I should be paid for
my trouble. Have forgotten what
the items struck out were for ; think
sonic items for material were on the
debit side which should have been
on the credit side. To tho best of
my recollection the amount was S 178.
Q. "You say 81 18 in the Bulletin?"
A. "I may havo mado u mistake."
There was no explanation about the
legal expenses. Walker may have
told me. If a carpenter or a plum
ber brings me a bill for work and 1
lind legal expenses I strike it out.
The King gave Oakley the note ; it
was to be returned when the account
was settled. The occasions men
tioned in evidence arc the only ones
on which Oakley spoke to me.
Tho prosecution rested hero, and
the counsel for the defense having
nothing to offer, Mr. Whiting moved
for committal. Accordingly Mr.
Johnstone was committed for trial
to tho Supremo Court, at the pre
sent term if counsel on both sides
consent. He gave bail in the
amount of $1002 for appearance.
QUEEN EMMA'S BOOKS.
The books bequeathed by the late
Queen Dowager to tho Library As
sociation, which have been on exhi
bition for tho past ten days, are now
being arranged on the shelves in the
departments to which they respec
tively belong, and v ill after to-day
be available for the use of the members.
Of Rice Land
The Louie of ltlce Land described he
low for the term of six yean nnd eleven
months (0 11-12 years) to January 1,
1892, will bo sold nt Public Auction, nt
the Salesroom of tho undersigned, nt 12
o'clock, noon, on
SATURDAY, Jan. 30,1886,
Immediate possession given; rent pay
able quarterly in advance.
Description of Premises:
That portion of tho Crown Land of
Haulkl, lying between the public road
and tho Fish Pond of Well and bluffs on
cither side of the valley; also, the tri
angular piece maul: a of the road, oppo
site the artesian well, bounded by the
public road, the bluff nnd the water
18 41.100 Acres of this Land as per
survey Is Hlcu Land ot the best quality,
in prime condition for immedtnto plant
ing, abundantly supplied with water
from an artesian well on the lnnd, nnd
I 57.100 Acres of this L-uid is now cover,
cd with Com, which is Included in the
puiclmsc of tho Lease. Tho Rice Lnnd
acreage may be increased from year to
year by breaking up new patches on tho
makal side; till- Land is two and one
half (2') miles from Mosstnan's corner,
and is inimitably adapted for a vegcta.
ble garden on a largo scale as well as for
raising binall stock pigs, chickens,
ducks, &c ,'for tho Honolulu market.
The Lease includes nil Hie buildings
nnd appurtenances on tho Land, to wit:
1 Dwelling House for
1 Store House,
1 Cook House,
1 Eet of Hog Pens; covered ill, supplied
with iron feeding troughs, feed
house, cooking apparatus for hog
feed, together sufficient for tho rais
ing nnd care of 1G0 Hogs,
1 Buck House, sufficient for 1,000 ducks,
1 Dwelling House for duck keeper,
1 Threshing Machine for rice and horse,
power covered with a substantial
1 large Tin calling Floor,
All the nbovc arc nearly new and iu
good condition, ready for Immediate
After the sale of the foregoing Lease
there will be sold, fur CjihIi, the fol
lowing Livo Stock, Agricultural Imple
ments nnd Tools, which together form a
complete outfit for working the farm,
6 Work Oxen,
(2 of which aio accustomed
the China Wee Harrow),
3 Wagon Horses, drive stugle,
1 Ox Cart, , ,
U Ox Yokes, with bows and keys com
pi etc, .
2 China Ox Yokes, or.li'arrowing;
a Ox Chains,
it Steel Flows,
1 Cultivating Harrow,
2 China Harrows, '"'
1 Light Spring Wagon,
1 Single Wagon Harness,
:t Single Harnesses, Chniu Traces;
10 Canal Wheel Barrows,
a Bush Hooks,
1 Sod Cutter,
(i Long Handled Shovels,
1 Short D. Handled Shovel,
10 Long Steel Forks, for use on thresh'
11 China Rice Baskets,
4 China Rice Sieves,
I China Rico Scoop,
II China Rico roles,
8 China Sickles,
12 China Rico Cuffs,
27 Rat Trap and Stakes,
1 Lot of Cordage,
4 Rico Illrd (Jims, with Masks and
2 Hand Saws,
4 Deep Tubs for Hogfeed, Redwood;
2 Largo Tubs for Hogfeed, Oak;
1 Oak Cask,
15 Pieces 2x12 N. W. Plank, 1H feet
a Bundles Laths,
a Largo Sails for covering rleo on the
50 Hogs, largo and small, more or less;
12 Bags Seed Rlee,
Cgy On view at Saleroom :
1 Light Goose-neck Dray, new;
1 Tvo- heel Break, neatly new.
Plan and Survoy of tho Property
can now be seen at my Office.
day of Sale
Premises ate open to lu
iiny tltno previous to tho
P. O. Box 207.
LEWIS & CO, GROCERS,
IlirOKTEHS AND DEALERS IN
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
r mid 1 Hotel Street,
I ii!l received, ex O S S Co.'s steamer St. Paul,
Apples, Pears, Dried Figs, Dried Dates, Dried Apples,
Dried Peaches, Dried Cherries, Dried Pitted Plums, Dried Prunes, Swiss Cheese,
Oregon Cream Cheese, Edam Cheese, Cahi Cheese, Smoked Sausages, Smoked
Tongues, Smoked llecf, Soused Tongues, Kits Salmon Bellies, Kits Mackerel,
Kegs Bunkers, Cain. Salt Pork, Kegs Cala. Family Corned Beef, Kegs Salt
water Cucumbers, Kegs Saucr Kraut, Kegs Holland Herring, Sicily Lemons,
L.istcrn CodiWi, Bonolcs Codfish, Stono Jars Soused Pigs Feet, "
A Nice Assortment of Biscuits,
Graham Wafer J, Oaten Flakes, Sea Foam Wafers, 1'cack and Froan', ltospberry
Wafers, Hurton & Gclstcrs Salad Oil, Duret Salad Oil, Crosse & Ulackwcll's
Salad Oil, Cala. Olive Oil, Russian Gardcllcs, Russian Caviar, French Eating
Chocolate, Instantaneous Chocolntc,
A Fine Lot of Cala. Potatoes and Onions,
All of which nro offered nt low prices.
so, send mo 20 yards.
have ever seen for the Money."
" Quite right. It's below value !"
Corner of Fort & Merchant Streets,
Has jubt opened out a large nnd carefully selected stock of
(rent's Fine Furnishing Goods,
Custom-Mndo Clothing, and Hats and Caps
In all- flu Latest Styles m Patterns.
J3F" Particular attention is called to an elegant line of Gent's Neckwear.
NOTICE TO TJEiE
Ladies and Gentlemen of Honolulu.
THE FI1M OF
TEMPLE OF FASHION i
Aieretuing from tho Clothing, Gents Furnishing and Hat business, in
order to make r.oom for tkeir largo importations of
DRY GOODS, DRY GOODS,
And offer for sale nt exceptional nnd genuine bargains their entire
unsurpassed Stock of
Men's, Youth's and Boys'
Suits Hats, Caps, etc., etc.
The ninny friends of our Mr. S. COHN will bo glad to learn that ho has re
turned from Ban Finncitco and willl conduct and superintend this Clearance Sale
personally, which alone is a guaruntoo to our many patrons of its genulncne's.
Come and Secure Your Bargains, No
IS that YOU, MR. FISHEL ?
Have you any more of
that brown JERSEY cloth-
double width, such
sold to Mrs. Jeukinson yes
terday for SI 50 a yard ? If
the FINEST MATERIAL I
- B YE ! "
S. COHN & CO.,
i ihiMMt U'iMmiiii it