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I luul no knowledge prior to the receipt
of this lift of any of the investments it -names,
or thiit there won1 Hitch invest- '
tncnts except the government bonds mid
th Parker note, imd. of conn, I noticed
in the interest accounts, receipts of
interest which indicated investments with
the parties paying the name. That was
all. Allen only sent my mother one other
list of investments prior to the l!t of
June, Ivy. to wit-a list in IK7. I had
no knowli dgc ir the elmraeter of the In
vmtnients in tin' lint of June, 1M2. except
what I could gather from the list itelf.
and All u's letter accompanying it which
says anions other things,
"Vou ii-k me to give you with tlie next
account a Hit 01' invi siluclit. and late of
Itttcrc!. I civlo-i it in you herewith:
the 111 shows '.I ''in lioiids. and "..
HVI in notes, nial of tl Hi.'.' SI. of wluc.i
5-iiO.iimi i at i cut . .SW.mxi tit . p i
cent. ;?I5.75I. t,t .'. p.-r cent.. t-Jl.ii" at
s per cent, jll.iioii at '.I per tit. and
.t.'itlit llipercelit. All the teem it ii s 1
consider good, exeep' the Seatlh llaltk ic
It. Co. Is.mls, and p -rhitpsu ntnll Ims on
the l'nion Iron Works I'm. bonds. The
'l,.'1 Ml loaned to !'. . Muerarlaiie Is so-
eillid by slock hi the I'liiou Kml ' f
which Mr. Ilitckll. Id and myself are
stockholders and dirceliu. "
After n wiving ilie llt of Investments
in July. I Mi-.'. I tool; a pleasure trip to the
Sound. At Si-attl . met (i.-org" I urt'-r.
who Imd elurge of tin- bank h.iililing.
upon which th -Scuttle Imtids wcicUsutd.
l-romwliat he -aid, I believed llu're was
not going to lv a u on these
bond". He -iiiil there ua- going to
be a reconstruction of the Com
p my by th.'boudhol ler. anil tin' business
1'iiriieil on eventually the thin would
lie a good Inve-liiMit. Cimcr's state
meiit uj i-i.ntii tin 1 in my mind by u letter
received from Alhn July HI. ivy, which
"In the itiatlei of the riN)n in Seattle
bond', malum; has been fully decideil as
yet, the propifiuou is to have the bond
holder iith.iniv otne .VI per cent, of the
tsindri they iiold, and huv the business
c.irriui mi by new olllcers and dirictor.
1 nut not fully munch Informed of the
plan now. to decide jut wha to do. but
am itielitiid to think this tin liet way for
the Isintlhtilitcts to net their money out of
Mr. Allen on November Ky. wrote
In the snui" hoiielul way iylng: "Th"'
Seattle bit-utes Is not yet arranged, but it
looks li- if ihi matter Would hf M'tllnl.
so 1 ha. by v.itittng say time or live veins
it may p.'ov a giid iuvestm.'ttt. 'I here
w,w live hhnii's of .ock given with inch
Isillil. ro v t in an the owner of tell allures
Within on. an I a half months afl.r n
wiving tin. I tl r of Nov 'tuber Mil. I
came l Honolulu to reei ho my half of
the est.iti . li.lh'ing liiTe Di winder VKUll,
Is'y. I eiuiie under the hnprcsInn that
there was to lv nolo mi the Scuttle bond
Allen. iitor to my uiriviil here, did not
in Ids li'iterto us correct or change the
hopeful fiati iii.'tits he had made in refer
ence to the Seattle bonds in his letters of
July and Nov., Ivy. Upon my arrival in
Honolulu I), :. -'.'th, 1 was also tinder
the iiiipn -.ion conveyed by Allen's let
ter of the piiculing .lunei that lh' lus
on the l'nion Iron Works Ismds would
h slight, it anything at ell. He had not.
prior to my arrival, corn did that Im
pression also believed up to the time
if my unhid, mid in fact until Minietitui
after I hud-, iti. d up with .Mr. Allen mid
givi n him my nwipt. th.it there win no
IHvti.it in. to tin-roi'tnltiesS of till th'
oilier invcstim nts untied in the list of
Juii". Ivi-J. This Ih-Iii f wan induced by
Allen' i-teti meiit in the letter aei'oiu
paiiyim: tl.e list, that he cotiItlci'i d all
tlio ' cut itirs gissl, a stub meiit repeat
til r-eve'itl tiui'-s to tin by him after my
arrival in Honolulu and f nceep'nl tl.i in
I roin Ail. u mid signed a teeeipt for them
tllld r 1 in t belli f. I polimy inrivelill Ho
iiolule. I then learn-d lor the llrl lime
that .1." pl.'ti of n eoli-triielioii for the
Sent 1 1.' Iioii'i- imd f.illi'ti through, and
thai tin it- would be a lo sof To er ei tit.,
and th. t the los on the I'nioti Iron
Wn.'lis ImiuiU would e a 1 ."si percent.
Th faei- Mr. Alh n ti Id me shortly
atti'i my (imv land b inre his iiirchiugc.
On mriving in Honolulu vv Mil to I Jr.
Itis.'ltui h's. though 1 had ph. 'imd lo i:
to llii'.vaiiiin Hotel. Mr. Alh it had writ
ten inviting ui" to his hoit-c, but I
lli'iii'.'ht 1 would b" more iudependi lit
anil at toe in lining hii-iucs. with him if
itscuh-ic. Mr All. n's lellerof invitation
real tu follows:
"Per S. S. Australia.
"if imh.i i.r, D-c. .1. ivy.
"Mv Ill-Mi I!i ooi i .
Your lelti r of Nov. Ttli r.-.n'lail m oil
ili" . th Nov.. ind lo it I vv.u glad to
harn t.ai i. was your intention to conn
here .lilting tins nmntli. I ii-li you to
eoiiie -Uri cily in us. and iiiake our hoit-e
your lit ii.cii.t. r while yon slay here,
ol cou.i-.'yMtirotherfiiendi. here will want
visit, from you which )oit will make, but
1 wisli you to consider our hoiine always
open to you. to U" nd come as you
pleu-e I '!.,.. sny to ymir uoiid niotlier.
that I .mi in n e. ipt of li.-r letter of Nov.
U'Jnd .ichtiowli dyin' tee. ipt of the remit
t.inee and m ini-.ililiri .1 account-"
I had no ho.tilily or Hii-piema of Mr.
Allen. I was iM-if. etly tri"udlv and .it
bitled with his hiiidiieh-. traiiMietioiH, nor
vt:is I iintieipntini; any dilllenliy illi
htm. Old not nee pt Mr. All n- lliviui
iion, btii cam. nlr dovvu. II" in t me
in tii winiifand. I. 'vv l hi- invita.ioit.
h i witu to Or. Hi cl.wiih'h.n r. lathe of
limn . iin-t' ml of Hot) I. 'i ii I 'liii"; it Hi"
bet way to iinid chilli; oll ne in Mr.
Alh 'i Suij .1 nt II el.willlf fiom I), e.
U'.Hh ui J.iiiui.iy lull, tie n v. nt to Mr.
'I it d y pr viiin. my birthday ntb nd
il luneli It p'.llv K1V' II li' Ml. Allen's for
u:e. Saiynl wt li 'r. All. n until Jaiiii
ni) 'J ith T.nk d a li tii hushicr-i with
him In fun. "," iu io his Iioiisii. 1 1 1 1 1 14
my M ) Willi I. tin w ( iiterlailli d u rv
uiei !y Vt nt i-in d.iv iiik with him. Toolt
Hi" io I', ml Uivi i lliuve I ill tn 1 iu a
In. nl. ovii llaiit ii' ii .ind liinl tl tii in i
tliei.. Iiivi.nl my f 1 1 nds m lul.o dinner
will, in .nd iui-iiit nd rtnine.l v. i y
niei 1,. iitid l;iii.llv. .liiniiaiv 'Jlth lift for
K.u.."i to vii-it Melawili pl.itiia'iiiu til;
ii. i! a h iti r of in indueiiou fnnu Mr.
... i i. ... o ! ii... I . I ll fin lite mi
ii t aiii t. Ah-ii hi I'.uiiai " days.
Iiin ui: my Ma) at Mi All. n's did vuy
Intl. bii-iiiii-H It w.i- a time of t;i'iil
p'lliiteal i xeiti m nt i nd v. i) one mysi If
ini'liidiil iiiimiI up in i'. Yit-iiUii men.
pud Mieiall) i xel 11111,'iiiK' viniin wi.h old
liiii.ds, eic hud bun away l''4 year,
lhiiinn my t-lay at Mi. Alh n's looked
. i r a ii...il,;afj. if y l'at; tl. itwer all
Went lo Dr. BeckwithV on my return
from Knttni. Janunry Kith Mr. Allen '
lllcd his petition for discharge. Never '
read the petition. Did not know its con- ,
tents, but Mr. Allen told me lie had tiled ,
it. From Dr. Ucckwith went to Hawai
ian Hotel (eiKht dayn before Sir. Allen ,
obtained liis discharge from Court I. ,
When I tirot arrived in Honolulu Mr.
Allen could not tell me dellnilely what
the loss on l'nion Iron Works bonds
would Is'. He said once SIMM), another
time SlMOtl mid various tndelinile sums.
1 ilont think Mr. Allen ever inform
ed my tnol her of the amount of the loss
on tltomi bonds or the Scuttle bonds even
after my arrival in Honolulu. I did not
objiet lo these Ioi'.ch or protect for I
thtmejil lle-m inevitable and that they
were piopi r invi ltnenN. I thought Mr.
All n could not help il. That he had
doii' ItU hist lo get ii goisl Investment,
and In heved he had submitted the in
vi stineuls iu iiueition when made to the
Court, aiul did not know otherwise nihil
after 1 had receiptid for my half of the
estate. I tlid not know anything about
the inve-tincnt of trust funds or that
there was any limitation upon the cla-wes
of proper invi -linetits for trust money.
I did not know that Courts do not allow
trti't inoiiiv to be invested in chattel
mortgage. I bellvid that the Probate
Court liHiknl after all the sceitriths and
saw thnl they wire tiroper and good. 1
believed at the (till" I signed il receipt for
my half of the i state that Mr. Alh u had
always reiideted oceotints to the Court
and that they covered the name grounds
as tin lint account reiidensl by him
when I vMi- present. I. e. accounts which
gnvi n full aeeoitnl of all the ii"el- all
the income of the estate, alio tin itivit
meiit. mid iibo Interest aeeoitnl. This
Is-llef was not found to lie mistaken un
til idler I had receipted for my half of the
estate. .Mr. Allen mentioned accounting
to tlie Court in Hcrcrnl or His letter.
NoviinU'r ll'lh. IKsl!, he wiltes.
HoNot.fi.f. Nov. tilth. tvit.
Mv Dr.vit Mas. IIvnmm .
"As you will learn by Mr. llishop. and
the paperx 1 have been appointed ndtiiln
istrator of your late husbaud's estate, and
have tiled with the Supreme Court a
bond for y IIHUKM for tin- faithful perform
ance of this trust. I II lei 1 with the Court
at mice the following Inventory of the
property which is nearly all personal."
Credit on books of Hull-
nehliu ger .V Co. Sept. IPl. 3IW.7 ! itt
Notes mid cash Mirivatei . . I'-M'JI iW
One half acre laud at Dia
mond Head 'J.VI in)
8 1 V!. 117 t)
N.ivemU r Hlh. IH'.H. he writes:
"tin the third hist. I iukmiI in the Sit
pn me Court my annual account with tlie
e.:aie. I have of the e-tate fluids I I7.iy I.
I7.nl! but dyilKlofthbuiiuount is Invested.
The estate is now fully sellhil and all
the funds belonging to it have been col
leclnl, but until Dolf is twenty-live . vents
or age t which is January. KM.i 1 cannot
cIikc the estatn by distilbiitlug it and
take it out of the Supreme Con it of Pro
Imte." I was further led to place reliance on
tin t'mhntc Court from talk with friends.
Mr l.ool, a lawyer, told mv nioiher win a
woriyiug .. lio.it the appointment or an
i.dmiuisirator that we laid the Probate
Conn back of us. This gave u a feeling
of ri lief and conllil nee. Mr. Allen has
coll. eted aUiut H'l-iiii vent income ftoai
lie i slut, i-ince leudeilng 1.1 llrst tie
count iu ss7, amouiitlug to uUiiit t'.Vi.
(mi. UrM learned that Mr. Allen had
nnderid absolutely no account to th"
Court for that tf.VVUMI sometime after I
hails: tiled with him i.e. in Ap'll. ivr.!.
nflei I had rettiintd to S.iii I'riinel-eo
and com" bade again to Honolulu. I'pmi
liHiklng ow r .Mr. Alh u's a nuts in
Court since signing tliu reccint, I Hud no
rifennee whatever to ill. 1'nion Iron
Winks or S' little bonds nor tn lii llualne
enillils tiio which he was di-ehliig d
nor since his llrst aecoiini.ilohis account
show what the mom y I mv. stnl in i.e.
he has never since hi lbs , eeotint fiirn-l-hul
tlie Court a lUt of in, simeiit. In
In- i videiice on the stand at the hearing
for hi dhcharge, Mr. Mien iU"Ulioiint
to the Court lheloson the Iron Works
bond, but did not iii.'litiou the Seattle
bunds in ,itiy wav. Mr. Allen said Is.fori'
going up to the ( iiurt inaiwiv. : ion iiies
1 1-ii fioiii me that, he wa not goin,- to
tii.-iitii.il tin Seattle. Ixiiuln lo the Court,
as the Court had nothing to do with it.
Neither my tuoiher's rec. Int. nor mine
given to Mr. Allen covers the Seattle or ,
Iron Works ImiiiiI. nor are the Health
Imlids included ill Mr. Allen htatellient ,
hi Id llniil aecoiiut of property on hand.
My mother gave me no authority to
act a Iter agent in Honolulu, She didn't
give ine instruction nl Mint anything
win ii I e.uil" ilovvti. She told liio that
Mr. All. n wn to be her agent after she
neeivul In;' half from the Court. I hud
not determined who was to be my agent.
lie iirked iti" once who was going to be
ui) agi nt after the estate was taken out
of Coiiit. I told him he was. That was
M'lii'liine after my nriivid while staying
at hi- house. He seemed rutin r anxious
to know who wa to be mv agi nt. 1 in
fer nil this hfcntiM' he wa H-itistleil after
I told 1 1 1 lii he was to be, and before that
he v.a Hiiin what curious ubotii it. lie
told ui" twice befoie the settlement he
I .id m vi r had a lo in all the tine-he
had bei n actum- a- tiif-li cor ag. at for
p npl" I'.efoie tii sit'lilni'llt ill Colllt
Mi. .v:l. i. tuld mi th..; tin., was nothing
rm i nt to do at all. I h.ul expietcd that
th . ttleiin nt in Coiiit would take place,
on the 1'iih of .Inuiinrv, but il did not
take iilnce until tlie I. 'tii of Ft hriuiry.
and thin wa nothing to do. He said 1
could Ira vi 1 hi hiimI the Islands or do any
thing I waiilul to do I wn. not mi did ut
all in Honolulu. Mr. lh u imkid in"
when I was going back lo the Slates, lb
alo ai-k.d h vet ul tune when I was
going mil mound the ,l-,n 1 and where
1 U.isgojin: lb said I e.illld go li.iek to
the Sl.iti -. it was not ueceaiy foi in-
to In hell-ill old' r lo hav II seltleiuelii
iu Coiiit lie ,ii. I coal I 1 ' a . him a
povvi r of attorney to eel forme. Mr.
Allmmvei' told ui" aiiv.luiig about the
all'airs oT ilie isute inn -.-. I ir 1; d liim.
I had g'lieiall) to op i, :.e talk about
biiiu s and it em l to ne- iit Mr
All ........ not i.l...,. . 1. i .l. ,,-. it .,;.. n I
nsle . I him iu.sUoii- i.lioiit Ini-iie ' -.
Tin I infi l rid liee.iu.- MTiued cross
and gave me veiy short an-ueiH. and he
Mini' tuna s acti d as if he lied other tilings
to do or wa toobu). Tin ie was nod if
lleulty, however, about inspecting the
iloeuiiietitr. or bonds themselves in the
uioiigages, he iilwavs sliowul those will
ing!) vvhi II I asked fo' tin in, but I i
perienced difficulty when I went boyond
that and asked other questions about tho
investments. After my arrival Mr. Allen
paid that all of tho Investments were good,
except tho Seattle bonds and tho Union
Iron Works bonds. This gavo mo much
natisfactinn, and pleased mn because, I
thought ho had done well and told him no.
I entertained this impression that nil
the other securities were good up to the
time that the estate was settled in Court,
and I gave Mr. Allen a receipt for my
half of the estate. I did not become (lis
atislicd with these investments until
lifter the settlement. Mr. Allen whilo
short in business, matters was never short
suori in inisiiies, inaiiers was never snort
witlt me socially. He would be short with
me about biisiii.-s matters, but if I turn-
ed from that tot-ocial ittattcrH he became
pleasant at once. I rcmeinber one oc
casion I started to tell him that I wished
to take part of my money to tho Slates i
after the settlement, and as some of the .
notes in favor of the estate were overdue,
I tub d him if those notes could not be
cashed, and spoko particularly of Kgan
and G linn's notes but he said, no! in a f
very cross, angry way. so that it surprised
ni" very much. This happened lie fore the I
settlement in Court. It had no particular
cllcct on iiie. however, for I had heard '
that Mr. Allen was rather eros-i anyway
in lmiiits dealings. Ills shortness, how
ever, had Hie ell'ect of limiting me iptit
inking tiii'lions. becatie. I didn't wl-h
(n olli'tid him, but it raiscl no suspicion
on my part against him as trustee at all.
1 attributed it to his manner solely. I
remember mice I imLi d him what his com-'
iiiiiiuis would be as my agent, and he
told me his commissions were A per cent. '
on the Income, while lawyers and other ,
tier-mis charged Id per cent. I asked
iilui If he would not give me a written I
agreement as to what his commission
would be. he became very angry and said.
Jio would not bind himself tunny exorbit-'
ant demands. That was before the set
tlement. From the time I arrived in Ho
nolulu until my return to San Francisco,
1 did not have I he advice or any attorney,
nor did Mr. Allen as far as I know. At
the lime I accepted my half of the invest
ments I believed (hat all of them were
perfectly proper, and such as tho Court
would permit, and had no other belief
until nftcrlhe settlement when I returned
from Sun FrancUcolnAprllof lWKInt my
molher'M uspieM, and went to ask Mr,
Magooti to act as my mother's agent. He
looked over the list of investments and
said that he could not accept them, as they
were not pnipcrsecuritlcsfortrust funds.
I lltially bi'iioine dissmUlhd with Mr. Al
lenVconduel ofalFnirs. 1 1 was after the set-th-meiil,
and after I Imd consulted with
some business friends here in Honolulu. I
consiiltid them iilxiut the ipitility if tlie
securities, mid in a result, was very much
digustetl that I had them. I showed
them my half of tin securities first, nnd
nftcrwaids. I showed them my mother's.
I did not, however, tell Mr. Alleiuit that
time of my investigation, hccausc'ho was
tub' ::iy mother's agent, though my limn
iter bt came different towards him. I also
gave him a letterof inntructionsdirecting
him not to make Investments of a certain
I at the same time wrote my mother
advising her to wiite Mr. Allen a letter
putting the same limitations upon hit
jmuvr tu invest that I had made. Tho
talk with my business friends was direct
id solely to the money value of the se
curities, not to the kind of securities.
They said they were poor seeurltii-s for
the money, I retltrilnl to tho (n,'lt
Ma-ch -!'. I'i'.KI, intending to be gone un
til the fall win ii I Intended appointing a
new agent for myself in place of Mr,
Allen, hut returned on the same steamer
1h.'!iiii I found my mother very much
HssatMled with her securities and she
wislnil to change her agi nt Immediately.
I wiiiie to tint conclusion lite very day I
saw my mother. On my return I saw
Mr. Magooii and lltially placed my af
fairs in the hands of counsel.
The investments of the estate were
dividisl up at the settlement, one-half to
mv moth' r mid one-hitlf to me. Mr.
Ail. n and I did it in his olllee. The
Court had nothing to do with it. They
weie dlvid -.1 up u little before the settle
ment, with the agreement that if my
mother wi-lied any changes in the divi
sion they could be iiiiale afterwards. A
copy of my receipt ri ads as follows;
"It. ceived Honolulu. Feb. l.'tli. lS'.KI. from
William F. Allen, ailmluistr.itor of the
I'.stntn of J. F. O. Ilituuiug. ileceasisl,
invone-linlf of the estate, as follows, vi-.
In Uoiids j5.ll.luil IM
III Notes secured !ll'i.i'i7."i IHI
IuCash l-!l .11
"Amounting In Seventy-one Tlioiiand.
three huiidi'id and niuety-nitin mid
lifiy-fiiiir one-hiinilretlis dollars.
"II. It. ISvNNIMi.
Filed Feb. 15. IVIII.
"Hi.miv Smi in, Clerk."
(if my mother's receipt reads as
Kcceiveil Honolulu, Feb. l.lth.ls'.KI.froui
William F. Allen. iidiuiiiitrator of the
Instate of J. F. (. Manning, th-ccncd,
mv oue-hiilf of thcctatf asfollows, vii.:
In Notes Heeund
s.'U.IIH I M
:,i'i,io.'i ik i
"Am. nut lug to Seveiity-otii) Thousand,
tin"" hundred and niia ty-nlne and
lilt) -four iiiu-huiidii ths dollars.
'Cl.VIIV II. IhiMSc.
"Ily her Attorney iu fact.
"Wii.mvm F. Ai.i.gv.
Filed F. li. I5lh. Is.'-!
Hi.miv Km i ni, Clerk."
I ii'-ver was eiiiisulteil by Mr. Al! u be
fore llialdllg ilivi sliuellts. Tllt'le Wil
oveiilue interest upon O.ihti Itailwny and
l.itud Company's bond at th" time of
Mr. All' n's dUcharg , though I did not
know it at the tint . I learned it after
wiudn fioiu u li lb r ui) neither wrote to
me nnd cnll.d Mr. All. u's attention to it.
mid he coll. etui it at oiiee. I mad no
objection befoie til ' Court to one half of
the cMittc li lug tiirin il overlo in line Iter.
h.'cnU'-o I thought it via all riu'l.t.did not
know by the will til it she only hud ii life
interest' in a half, mid (hat hall should
huv. In I. ie,.,iinit in Co nt ui de ' 1 of
being giuii ov ! to her. Then- wa im
lUestion laisui between Mr. Allen and
myself as to whether I was in rechi my
half of the estate iu money or si cuiilies.
Mr. Ml. n and I divided up the s 'cuilties
between my mother and my elf. so as to
make them aboui eipml in value dividing
the losses between ii. Mr. Allen, shortly
befon the stttl. in. nt. neiiveda power uf
attorney from my mother to act for her
in tho eotllcmont of thocstato, and ho did
bo right along, signing her receipt himeolf.
Cnoss Examihatiox op D. B. Bannino.
Mr. Hatch. Where wero yon educat
ed, Mr. Hanning? A. Germany partly,
and partly here in the Sandwich Islands.
Q. What kind of education did you re
ceive? A. Regular edticalion. In Ger
many I received my education in tho
Q. Yes? A. In the Islands I received
- . i.. .n. .. . , . . .
W" '"Vii'V n . t . V.Zh Z
?.!,?;., 0,h1, nml "l"'0 iu ho L nn,lhou
Q. Win that in Germany a classlcnl
education or commercial eibte-ition? A.
It was an education in the lie.tUchule. in
which tho ancient languages are left out
and the modern languages are iisid. I
llrst began in Gymniisiumnnd afterwards
went to the KeaNchule.
Q. Did you study liook-keeplng? A.
Q. Where did you get your knowledge
of accounts from. A. From my ex
perience in investigating my accounts
after 1 come back here to Honolulu.
Did you ever know anything tilsnit ne
counts iK'foreyoncatiii'hereat that time?
A. No. sir. All 1 learned was from look
ing over tin accounts that Mr. Allen sent
to my mother.
li. Did your father ever talk to you
about accounts? A. No, rdr.
Q. Did you ever keep any accounts of
your own; A. Yw. Mr, I ued to keep
just writedown my expenses for a short
time after my father's death, before 1 ennm
to Honolulu in 17, then I gave it up,
mid never kept any accounts of my own
Q. How long ago did your father re
tire from business In Honolulu? A. He
never entirely retired from business nt all
up to his death, but he gave up active
hardness in Honolulu In the year IKS').
Then he came back In ivi and stayed
here a few months and was in aetlvo
Q. Where did you learn surveying?
A. I really never had any education iu
surveying. Mr. von Grnevemeyer taught
me how to level ditches around his plan
tation there. I tlid very little surveying.
Q. When this llrst account was lilts,
you appt tired in Court? A. Yes. sir.
Q. Do you remember what judge that
was before? A. 1 think it was before
Q. How old wero you then.' A. Nine
teen years old.
Q. Did you understand that account
that Wii tiled? A. Yes, sir, I uuderatood
it. Mr. Allen explained it to me too.
Q. Did the judge ask you any ques
tion in regard to il? A. No, sir.
j. On that occ.ision did Mr. Allen
nsk you, or your mother to be present iu
Court, or to be repriwnled in Court? A.
lie asked me to be in Court, not my mo
ther that I know of.
Q. Or lo lie represented there? A.
Q. What? A. Well, ho didn't -ho
reprcsetitiil tho estate, not my mother,
didn't have any power of attorney to re
present her. ,
( I. Hut. did he advise her to he repre
sent! il? A. Not that I know of. Ho
told me it was nut necessary for me to bo
heie. I could come up here and just sec
the forumlliy that was to be gone through.
Q. Which was that the llrst account
or lust one? A. The tlrst one, Xovein-Is-r
ii. In the summer of lS'.y you mid
you devoted yourself to undendnndlug
how your falliers'H estate stood before
coming down here? A. Yes. sir.
I. Did you satisfy yourself in re
gard to that matter? A. Yes, sir.
Q. Was there anything that you
illdut understand in regard lo tho
questions up to that time? A. No. sir.
Q. You say you consulted with a
lawyer in California with regard to tho
estate? A. No, I didut coiiitilt a law
yer. O.. You gave u gentleman's iiaine,
who was Unit: A. I thought you
meant in ivy last summer. That was
Mr. Lord, iu Ivil, when the adminis
trator was being appointed.
Q. Mr. Lord. A. Yes, Hlr.
J. He is a lawyer? A. Yes, sir.
That was in lsvl.
g. In California or in the Kust? A.
In San Francisco.
Q. Was ho ever consulted again do you
. know by cither yourself or your nioiher?
A. Yts, sir.
t. On what other occaion? A. Yt-s,
sir, I recoil, ct now, I did consult him
last year. 1 showed him list of invest
ments; I fin got that just now.
Q. What time last year? A. I think
it was soiiiii time in the middle of sum
mer, cither June or July, it was after I
ri ceived tho last of the investments from
Mr. Allen I consulted him as a friend. 1
never went to him as an attorney-at-law.
(J. Did you consult him in regard to
the iintuio of the investment? A. No,
Q. You lire sntislled that jou under
stood the standing of the estate at that
time.' A. Yts, sir.
Q. When you came lo Honolulu, when
did you llrst cdloii Mr. A lien at hisotllcu.'
A. The following day alter I arrived.
Q. What took place then. A. Very
little, I told him i WMsHatlstiul, veiy
much pleased with what he hud done.
i. When did you next go to his
olllee? A. ( don't iciiifiuhcr, I used to
go in and out quite often, whenever I
was down theie.
IJ. About every day? A. Pretty near
ly, I should think.
lv. Did you ak him to nhow you any
of tho securities? A. Yes, sir.
(j. When did you llrst do that; A.
That was aft 'i' 1 came back fiom Kauai.
No, I ditl Air. All u showed me one of
till! Iliortgllg' though lieloie 1 went to
his hollse, the Pill)' llioilgngi. mi, I
think tiiat was the tt.iy the n . nation oe
etlirill. J li luelllbel tll.tl IINlllllJll) , I
could haul!) lead the iu irlgag", I was so
excited nt tin1 time,
(J. Didn't you look at any of the se
entities before you went to Kauai.' A.
That is tlie oul) one, the P.ity uiortgag
Q. How diil that happen, didn't you
have any curiosity lo sen what they were,
the InvesinientH." A. Yes, sir, but I was
bo busy with other things that I didn't
hnvo time to.
Q. Wliat was your other business?
A. Well, during tho revolution I enlist
ed in the forces of the Provisional Govern
ment nnd I was stationed at tho Station
Q. Yes, but you wero here how long
beforo tho revolution? A. I arrived
Q. December what? A. December
Q. Well, from that time until the tlmo
of the revolution, what were you engaged
111(101111'.' A, v
induing? A. Well, next to nottiingt.ur.
Allen told me th-'ro was nothing to do, I
wum u-t wilting for the settlement on
Q. IMor to the revolution, did you
not cn'if.tlt any friends in regard to tho
matter; A. No, sir.
Q. You are quite sure that prior to
Janunry 17th, you didn't goovertluse in
vestments, or lake any lime to look at any
except the Paly mortgage? A. I looked
at the l'aly mortgage in Mr. Allen's of
fice. I ww the boxes in which both of
them were In, hut that is the only one
that 1 looked at. Mr. Allen took out tho
Paty mortgage for me to read, ami I didn't
look al the rest of th. tn.
Q. Why didn't you lake advice with
regard to this estate when you arrived in
Honolulu.- A. 1 dldn'' think It at all
Q. You fell confident that you under
stood the matter? A. Yes.sir, t took Mr.
O. Did you feel eontldent that yon
understood the matter yourself? A.
Q. What advice did you lake from Mr.
Allen? A. t asked him if the securities
wero good or not, I asked him several
times alxml them, and lie told mo they
wero, everybody told me that Mr. Allen
was a good hns!nes miiii, n man of strict
integrity that I could not have a better
man in Honolulu.
Q. ICver lnee six monthsprinr lo that
time you had been aware of what the in
vestments were; A. I Kg pardon.
Q. For six montlit prior to coming to
Honolulu; you had been aware of what
the investments weru: A. Yes, sir.
O. What took place in Court before
Judge Frear? A. I hardly know.
Q. You were present? A. Yes, sir.
t. Well, describe what took place as
fartiH you recollect it? A. Mr. Frear,
Judge Friar was reading over some
papers, then he looked at the receipts,
showed me my receipt and ukcd me if
that was my signature, and I said. yes.
and he asked mo it I was satisfied, nnd I
Q. What receipt do you refer to? A.
The receipt for tf7UK)ti, and some odd
dollars In the lal account.
CJ. on weieiierfectly sntislled to take
investments iu the place of cash for your
hair or the estate at that time? A. Well,
the question never was nskid me. 1
wnntid half of my cash over iu the States,
but I could not get it, Is'Ciiuse tlie notes
were not due at that time, a great many
of tin to.
Q. Yes. but you were satisllcd to tako
the investments at that time? A. Yes,
sir. I lielleve I was. v, sir. I was satis-
i lied to take tho-e iuvelmaiits. Nolssly
oll'errd me cash for investments.
Q. You didn't think it was worth
while lo consult a lawyer about this mat
ter at that time? Not at all.
Q. Whv not? A. I didn't sen any
occasion, tltere was nothing thai caused
that thing to enter my mind.
Q. It was an occasion of home Import
ance to you, was il not? A. Yes, sir.
ij. After that, did your mother plncii
her matters in your hands, or take any
steps to do so." A. After what time?
Q. The allowance of this account?
A. Yes, aft r I arnvisl in San Francisco.
Q. What then? A. When she gave
me a povrir of attorn, y to come down
here and appoint a new agent for her.
Q. Did she intend you to manage her
uifiiirs? A. Temporarily until a new
agent was appointed.
Q. Do you know if she wrote to Mr.
Allen that she wilnd her half turned
over to you? A. I think she did, I have
a copy of a letter that she wrote which I
delivered to Mr. Allen.
Q. How many times did you talk to
Mr. Allen about the account before com
ing into Court? A. 1 don't know.
Q. How ninny times do you think?
A. I don't think very many times, ho
Q. Hnvo you tiny idea how many? A.
I have not.
J. How did you couio to give Mr.
Allen u piuvi r of attorney? A. For my
half of thn estate?
. Yes.' A. I wished to havo him
Q. What led you to do that? A. So
a to leave my mlnirs iu his hands for u
Q. Did you act in that matter upon
your invii iivpotisiliility: A. Yes, sir.
ii. Were you InllileliLvd by anyone in
that? A. Iu giving tho p.ivvvr or at
torney to Mr. Allen?
Q. Yes. A. Not in giving the power
of attorney to .Mr. Allen
(.'. What was the nature of the
llnetiee that Mr. Allen had over you?
Th" ItJtiire of the influence of whltt?
','. Wh.it was the nature of the
ilueiice '.hat Mr. Allen had over you?
A. For what purpose.
V. Any purpose? A. Well, he was
my iiiotuer's agent, natiitally, I vvidicd
to Im on gool terms witlt him. I nidn't
(To be Continued.)
Mr. Suiiht'.iil (during tho hoiioy
niiinii) When del my litt in duek'iu
darling first i!ic 'Ver thnl slm loved
itn,' lJiido (svvoi'il.v. , -When I found
iiivsolf getting mad I'Veiy tinio any
linn e.ill" I ynii n foul. - A', iv Fori
"I 'tin '"i." '! ih" mi"; matt
ri'-"lut"ly. "Inileeil!" toplied tho
kiuil-li"iiii"d but aliM'iit-iuiudi'il
eilii.ir. "Y. . And I eaiiin t.) si'u if
yuti will mil givi" tin a trial." "Dear,
iloar! My good follow, 1 wouldn't
but her nliiiiii a trial. 1'tl just pload
Kuiliy and tako my uliaticua."