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DAILY BUIiIjKTINs HONOLULU, II. I., JUN.H 20, 1800.
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Aomirss tv j t. I'vrcu.
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avoid saving anything to them iu
addition to what had been so well
said by his colleague. Yet they re
presented different clients and U
was piopcr that he should add es.
them. Up l't a few years ago le
rules required that the proseeir on
should state the means by which he
victim of i mi ulu r eainoto his ikatu.
It was unfortunate thai this had be n
changed, ndiuil ling of the prosecu
tion's shifting of grou..d f -oiu '.-c
theory to another. In openim; I' u
prosecution promised to piove Hint
Goto was hilled before bciu; hun .
and that the banning was onh u i
act of bravado. They had enl.rely
failed to show this. Richmond, who
piofessed to tell the whole story,
said the man was dead before being
hung. Dr. "Williams testified posi
tively to his professional he ii , a
tcr a careful investigation and au
topsy, that the man died from suffo
cation caused by slratiu at on.
Tucre was nothing made clean- i i
the trial than that Goto died from
the tightening of that rope about Ids
neck. 1 lie boot marks on that pole
and thu shreds of cloth were ,u a
mental fact in the case, and no en
dunce by John Richmond or a y
other witness heard could ununo
these facts out of the case. I .
had been proved that the tn: Us i i
the neck were made by u ma "s
hanita and not by 1 he iope, nic i .
niijdit be believed Ilia the man win
killed before being liui'g up. Ii ,
tl'Tu was no evidecco alr'l iat i e
man was caught by the mina,. Too
purported eye-v.iine.ss said no . s
caught b- the mouth and U Ij:ik
of the head. There wju no c . h ie
of Goto's cloihes being torn in i is
handling by these men, and ,v
there is no other way to areou it o
the cloihes being lorn except in a
struggle of such a I. .id.
The next point was that of the
value of evidence. It is nn i '(is
pitiable principle of law oiat a man
cannot be convicted of n ca- ..I
crime on the evidence of a.i ac urn
plice. There Mas not a pa kloof
corroboration from an i iikpem' i
witness that either Watson or 15 a
bon was connected w'th the rffuii.
These men were the.elo-e en i e y
out of the case. The jiry, however,
had not been brought noar I he poi t
of coiroboralion at all. Thev ha.l
first to consider whether an acco.n
plicc was to be believed, and n .t
to find what corrobo alion ihr -o a
to his evidence The evid. nee o
such men as John Richmond and
Lala would require iO be corrohoi..l
cd in every pattieular. lie did lot
believe they would decide a i I
action for 10 on the swo nc.i
denee of two such men, yet iiiuv
were asked to consi' n fotn' men .o
Hie gallows on the cMileuce o.' such
men. John L'iciiuiotKl, who never
looked any man in the fate; v. io
did not once on the stand look 1 -wardtiiese
men, although their io
lions were changed to bring iliom in
ftont of him, K was iinposs'.. le to
believe such a man or even Lola.
Goto was shown by the prosecution
lo have left home at hull-past nie,
and by adding up thu times given
the proceedings must have bee i car
ried forward to two o'clock. 'J Itr-re
was no corroboration in 'his kind of
testimony, it simply showed ih.it
Richmond told tilings that never
The evidence of Richmond and
Lala did not agree. U was lui-d to
believe that Richmond was the e all
the time, without Lala havkg .-.fen
him at all. Some of the wiiiio-es
said it was a dark night, yet the
Japanese could see the shadow of a
horseman on the road. Richmond
and Lala wcru kept tugi-thcr for a
week before thet.ial. That was a
suspicious circumstance. Then here
was the giving of a Gore nnient po
sition to Richmond white he was be
ing detained as a Crown witness in
a capital case. The amount was
small,' S30 a mouth, but then J a a
accepted n icward of 1 fo helping
in a murder. This was a vny scan
dalous transaction, the Gve.niucnt
paying a man a salary wh'de diUiu
ing him as a witness. None n us
would like lo live under a uovern
incut where such a thing was pos
sible. Mr. Hatch lommenlid on
the weak nature of the ev'dpwc of
intent and molivc ng.iul Mil's . nd
Steele. He did not think th.it hu
manity Irul lallen so low in these i N
amis that a plantation manager em Id
detail a couple of his men to l a
man and that they wou'd obey liU or
ders, He did not wish to diminish I lie
feeling ol indignation against suih
a crime, still he u-kcd them not .o
convict these men without any ie
spcctable evidence. Labi's sloiy of
getting 81 for helping in the murder
would only occur to a Hawaiian, and
it showed that his whole evidence
was absurd. Mr. Hatch before bit
ting down expressed the hope that
they would not convict defendants
on the evidence submitted, and ho
believed that if they rendered a ver
dict of acquittal they would not ic
gret it till their dying day. He ro.-e
again to draw attention lo thu ulrue
ment of Richmond that Goto said,
"l'au, pan," and that of Lala that
ho said, "No, no," each using the
langutigo of tju other.
Ainmr.ss or jut. nui'makk.
Mtt. Ni.i'mann began to address
tho jury for the prosecution at 2 :!l.r.
lie complimented the jury on the
close attention they had paid to tho
evidence, and lcinarkcd on the pro
tection accorded lo every man in his
lifu and property. The killing of
this Japanese was a blow at the
right of every man to protection.
In affording protection lo every
member of the community the law
provided for ascertaining nnd pun
ishing different degrees of guilt,
lie would not bo sincere if he
asked for a verdict of murder
against these men, for he could not
believe that they intended lo kill
the man. His theory of the crime
was that the men wanted to extort
information from the Japanese, and
that in doing so they killed him.
It mattered not whether he was
dead before ho was hung up or
came to his death by the hanging.
The fact was established that he
was alive and well when he fell into
the hands of these men and dead
when they left him. He did not
care to deal with degrees of their
guilt. Every man who helped in
lying in wait, or carrying and hang-
inc thu body, w.i3 guilty of his
death. He might believe that
Steele, or Watson, or lllabon might
have acted thiotigh over-zeal for his
employer. Rut what were they to
think of Mr. Mills, a man of affairs,
a sworn olllccr of the law, for the
protection of our lives? That lie
should not meiely be a paitncr but
a ringleader in this ciuel and cow
ardly act, was one ol the most dam
nable things that ever occurred in
The evidence of accomplices was
not in the status outlined to them
by counsel. One accomplice was
sulllcicnt to convict if his s'atc
mcnls wcic coiroboralcd. Now
Lala was not an accomplice hi this
affair. Whenever Lala found out
what was going on lie ran away.
Richmond was not an ancl or pro
bably even a fit person lo be a
church deacon. St'U it often hap
pened that a man ordinarily ieck
less of his word might, under cir
cumstances of life or propet .3' being
at stake, give true and correct ci
dence. Mr. Neumann advcilcd
sarcastically to the witnesses brought
forward to prove that Richmond
was unwoilln to be believed on
oalh. If Ricumond was as bad .s
11103" would mrke him out, it went
to prove that ho was idling the
truth when he said he participated
in this crime. Mills' conuec.ion
with 1 he affair, counsel believed, was
discovered tin otigh the payment of
this four dollats by Mills which the
opposite counsel kid ridiculed, also
by Mrs. Mills' seeking a soothsayer.
He discussed the evidence of Rich
mond and Lata to bhow that they
were not inconsistent with each
other, but only spoke of what l.iey
saw fiotn different positions: it was
not surprising if La'a did not see
Richmond. Tlic had been accused
of cooked evidence from Richmond
and Lala. Perhaps they would also
sa3' that Richmond and Riifus Ly
man cooked their, evidence, when,
without knowing what each other
wa doing, tlie3' pointed to the iden
tical spot wheic Richmond sat
down. The theory of counsel tint
the Japanese killed Goto was one to
bu told lo the marines. It was
equally absurd when the3' were told
that Richmond, having seen Mills
in thu cap and cloak once, made up
the story that he had them on Ilia,
night, when Hart testified that Mills
did not wear the cap and cloak for
a year previous. As lo the .shreds,
everybody ought lo know that when
telephone wires are to be Iked, the
lineman climbs Hp ky mcanu of leg
gings, and slides down the pole
when done. Regaiding theallcgid
contradiction in the two exam na
tions of Richmond as to the order
of the placing of the iope on Hie
neck and on the pole, lie pointed
out the apparently reasonable ex
planation the witness had given in
his second cioss-examinalion, viz.,
that he had answered the question?
exactby as thc- had been put to
him, out of the order of time in ie
lation to the facts.
The Jury now had the evidence
before them. No case had ever
been made clearer. Tho evideiuc
of Richmond and Lala stood uncon
tradicted. No alibi had been shown
in the case of any of defendant1-.
The divergencies iu the testimony
of lite Japanese n3 to lime were
only natural. If, however, they
had a rcnsonablo doubt of tiic guilt
of the defendants, iu God's name
give them a verdict.
ciiAiior. or 'j in: couut.
Chief Justice Judd began his
chin go lo the jury at ,'5: -15. He had
been a judge since 1S7-1, and this
was tho most important case that
had ever come before him. The
position of jurors was as important
as any in our 93 stem of juiisprti
'deuce. Thoy had shown no disposi
tion to shirk their responsibilities.
In their examinations they weic not
selected 011 the ground of supposed
bias one way or the other. If their
verdict was icconcilable to their con
sciences they need fear no other
accuser. Their position was similar
to that of a judge except that it
was of a transitor3' nature. It wns
not necessary that they should have
special training for the position, but
men ol judgment and character
were always sought for it.
There weie sonic facts abundantly
piovcd and not denied iu this case.
Early in the morning of Oct. 211,
188'J, iu the village of Honokna,was
found suspended the body of a
Jajmncso named IJatsu (loto, jielfr
the only building in that district
where j'tmllco has its scat. Tho
man's limbs were found bo tied as
to Icave'no doubt that the man had
not committed suicide. It was clear
that ho came to his death by
violence, and it was their duty to
find out by whose hands.
his Honor discussed tho evidence
of Dr. Williams, who Inclined to
bcliove that the man came to his
death from strangulation, but would
hardy venture lo decide whether it
was done before or b3 the hanging.
It was not necessary for them to de
cide exactly iu what way he camclo
Ills death, if they were convinced
that it was b3- violence. Neither
was it essential to know positively
the -way the iope was put on the
arm. It was clear that one man did
not do the deed, there must have
been assistance, and four men were
charged. He did not care lo discuss
the testimony at length. If they
found no irreconcilable differences
in the evidence of Richmond and
Lala it would be entitled to weight.
It was possible that Lala did not sec
Richmond although there.
Murder was the killing of a human
being without tiio extenuation of
law. If they should find that Goto
was killed by defendants without
malice aforethought, it would be
their duty to find them guilty of
manslaughter in any of too three
degrees laid down. Motive was the
actuating influence. There was no
adequate motive lo juslisy the tak
ing of human life. It was not
ncccssar3 for them to find adequate
motie in this case. If thoy found
these men killed the Japanese with
malice afoiethought, their duty was
to find them guilty of murder even
if tliC3 failed to sec the motive.
Some men would kill for a pecuniary
motive, others for revenge, etc., and
where lliero was no motive at all it
wab evidence of iimnitj'. They
were not bound to find all guilty
or otherwise. They might find one
guilty of murder, another of man
slaughter, find all equally guilty, or
acquit one or all.
He had said this was a serious
case. lie had regielled a tendency
to levity that day, but supposed it
was because the constant strain made
any diversion welcome. The Japa
nese were invited lo tips country
and should have justice done for
them though the heavens fall. They
must not bu influenced by the fact that
tlii' were trying men of their own
race and color. Yet it was their
duty lo render a verdict of acquittal
if 11103- ',ai' u reasonable doubt of
the guilt of defendants. He scarce
ly considered Lala an accomplice.
He should adisc them to accept the
evidence of Richmond only with
caution unless it was fully corrobor
ated. If tlii'j' considered Lala an
accomplice the same advice would
nppiy to his evidence. In the mat
ter of time it was not safe lo reject
evidence on account of slight dis
crepancies as to when particular oc
currences took place. The defend
ants under our statute were lo be
presumed innocent until proved
guilt3'. Questions of truth or falsity
of evidence depended a good deal
on the wa3 it struck the jury.
His Honor then passed upon re
quests by counsel for instructions
from the Court. He charged that
the jury were to accept no theory of
the prosecution which had not been
established by the evidence. Neither
were 11103 to icgaid any impressions
formed on theii individual minds out
side of this Court. If thoy con
sidered Watson and Rlabon not im
plicated, they were to acquit them.
The men wcru all ttied together, but
were to be judged individually.
Nine men could lender a vuidict. If
11113 dissented their number should
be stated but not their names. The
Chief Justice concluded his charge
at -1 :'10.
Mir. Hatch desired to except to
that portion of the charge which
said that the manner of death was
not material, lit! claimed Dial the
point was material to the credibility
of witnesses. H'c also excepted lo
that poiliou regarding the possibility
of Richmond seeing Lala without
Lala seeing Richmond.
His IIoNou said he had no opin
ions lo offer. It was not his pro
vince lo say whether the prisoners
wciu guilty or not gnitty.
At ! :!!." the jury retired to con
sider their verdict.
At about a quaitcr to 7 o'clock
the jury came into court for instruc
tions regaiding the pifhallks for the
different degrees of manslaughter.
His Honor the Chief Justice gave
the required instructions, when the
jury again retired.
ui'iirr or MANS,.Aiaim:n.
At 11 :()." t lie jury again knocked
on their door, and Chief Justice
Judd, being sent for, arrived in a
few moments. Tim juiy scut in a
message di'Pliing tlio full i.amcs of
thu defendants, which were furnish
ed by Mr. Daniel 1'orter, Clerk of
the Com t.
A loud knocking nt 11:25 was
followed by thu entry of the jury.
Mr. Dcvercux, foreman, handed in
the following verdict, which was
read by the Chief Justice:
"We the jurors do find tho follow
"Joseph It. Mills, guilty of man
slaughter second dogiee, three dis
senting. "Thos. Slcelo, guilty of man
slaughter second, degree, two dis
senting. "William C. lllabon, guilty of
manslaughter third dcgicc, 0110 dissenting,
"William D. Watson, guilty of
manslaughter third degree, one dis
senting." Mr. Hatch said: Wo except to
the verdict as being contrary to the
law and the evidence, and give
nolico of motion for a now trial.
This refers to all the defendants.
The Chief Justice said: Gentle
men of the jury Tho Court wishes
to thank 3-011 for your patient atten
tion to this case, and, in consider
ation of the lime which 3011 have
been separated from your families,
we excuse 3011 from further attend
ance. The Com t adjourned to ten o'clock
ninth hay. .
Tiiuksday, May 15.
Sentence was passed on the pris
oners by Chief Justice Judd to-day.
He sentenced J. R. Mills and Thos.
Steele to nine yeais, W. C. Rlabou
to live years, and W. 1). Watson lo
four years imprisonment at hard
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