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JJJ HONOLULU, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 8
Vol. IX. Nvl630.
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Pitiui: 5 Cents.
While Captain Spencer Is
. Held on a Charge c)f
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BARK CEYLON'S ARRIVAL
' WITH NEWS-OF TROCRtE
Four White Men Against Forty Japa
nese Fire Opened With Re
volvers Japanese Freed
by Deputy Sheriff.
"A. M. Drown, High Sheriff, being
: first duly sworn Bays: That tie Is in
formed and has reason to bollevo and
docs believe that one, Captain Joseph
Spencer did at Laysan Island on Au
gust 11, 1900, with deliberate premedi
tated malice aforethought and without
'authority, Justice of extenuation by
law, did kill Goto and Yuhura, Japan
This Is the form ot the warrant that
was served on Captain Spencer aboard
the bark Ceylon laBt night. On account
of the nervous condition of Mrs. Spen
cer and her age, Captain Spencer wus
nor removed to the police station but
was allowed to remain aboard the vei
sel. Two police officers were placed
All of this has been brought about by
trouble' between forty "Japanese and
four white men at Laysan Island on
It appears from the stories of Cap
tain Spencer and Captain Sptllner that,
trouble had been brewing among the
Japanese and that throatB against the,
white men were made openly. Ou ths
morning of the 11th, the Japanese re
fused to go to work and Captain Spen-
cer's son told them they could go to
their quarters or to Honolulu. Tlio
Japanese went to their quartern and
ralt,cd the Jnpaneso flag. In the ovenmi;
they raised another. Captain Spencer
shut off the water and refused tho nun
food, telling them that neither would
be given out unless they returned to
- At about 7 o'clock In the evening ths
Japanese, nrmed with what they could
pick up. started toward the quarta'S
of tho white men. Captain Splllne",
- - : '
Engineer Luhrs and Captain Spcncr-r
nnu nis son, auvanccu 10 meei mo ju
paneso with the Idea of pacifying
them. They were, however, prepared
for an emergency.
The Japanese cried out that they
wanted food. This was promised them
upon their return to work. The Ja
panese then clamored for higher wages.
Captain Spencer promised to give thon
$1.05 per day, whereas they wero only
getting 42 cents. Tho Japanese then
clamored for 11.26.
The laborers then started In a bodr
for tho white men who were standing
on the platform. Captain Spencer
warned them that the first man who
mounted the platform would be she:.
The Japanese cried "Shoot away" and
continued to advance It was then
that Captain Spencer, a six shooter In
each hand, opened fire. The order was
given to Splllncr, Luhrs and young
Spencer who also began to shoot.
Cowed by the stand of tho whlto men,
the Japanese retired to their quarters
with ftvo of their number wounded.
One of the number died the next lay
and another on the following .Tuesday.
Tho white men retired to thelr'quay
ters where Mrs. Spencer, pale and
trembling, wns awaiting them. They,
put n man on watch and then built u
bonfire to attract the attention of tlio
men aboard the Ceylon, lying at an
chor. A lantorn at half mast and an-,
other on top of, tlio polo of the light
bouse were then.hblsted up. Tho men
dld'notlinderstand the signal and "re
mained "aboard. 7i r
It was not until the'-next morning
that news was conveyed to the Cey
lon. Tho mate and two men came
ashore to hunt for shells and were told
of the trouble. They Reached their
boat and remained with the whlfo'men.
That day, the white men,' armed
with revolvers, rounded up the Japan
ese and had them conveyed aboard tho
Ceylon. Once aboard, Captain Wilier
took charge of them and, with revolver
drawn, sent them below one by one, af
ter they had left their weapons on
The Ceylon sailed from. Laysan Isl
and August 18. Upon arrival oft port,
the vessel was met by the tug Fearless.
A letter to H. Hackfeld Co., tolling
of the trouble, was brought ashore by
Captain Brokaw. Tlils passed Into tli
hands ot District Attorney Balrd, then
to Attorney General Dolo and then to
Deputy Sheriff Chilllngworth, the Sher
iff being III.
Mr, Chilllngworth proceeded with
four officers, to the Ceylon In the Fear
less. Upon arrival aboard, he' took
clfargo of the ship and began question
ing tho parties concerned. Upon ar
rival In port, the Japanese were re
Jpased and allowed to como ashore. A
warrant was then' prepared and Cap-
lain Spencer was nlaccd under arrest.
CThe stories of'fhe Japanese and (ho
whlto men of tho Island differ very
materially. The"lattcr feel they wire
perfectly Justified; In what they did.
With four men against forty, some
thing radical had to be done, else all
might have been killed.
Cap't. Spencer appeared In' tho Po
lice Court this morning on tho chnrgo
of murder In the first degree and the
case. was continued until Tuesday next.
Attorneys KlifhVy and cTillllngworth
have been retained to defend
IS IT HILO
Final action as to the placi of holding
ths Tenltorlal Convention has been de
ferred until more Information can 'be se
cured. This decision was reached at a ses
sion of tho Republican Executlvo com
mittee at 2 p. m. By the Klnau mall
this noon was received a letter from
Hilo stating that the J 1000 guarantee
fund had been collected and was ready
to pay Into tho coffers. of the conven
tion. Tho llllo committee t.tutod that
if tho decision was In fuvor of Hono
lulu, tho Hllo delegates would expect
to havo their expenses paid to Honolu
lu. Should this city fall to put up tho
funds it would bo Impossible fur them
to come to this city.
Tho Wilder Steamship Company has
agreed to carry the delegates for half
fare and time the departure of tlio
steamer from both Honolulu and re
turning from Hllo so as'to accommo
date tho business men and glvo quick
Hllo earnestly requests that tho ban.:
be sent along.
Annie Herbst, In her libel for dlvorco
against August Herbst, says they wero
married by n Justice of tho 1'eaco In
California In July, ISSli. A few weeks
after their marrlago he became restless
and wanted to removo to Honolulu for
his health. He went out to buy tickets
for Honolulu, but brought back rail
way tickets for Seattle. They went to
Seattle and looked at property with a
view to settling down there. Again tho L
man became restlesH and. worse, treat-I '
eu nis wuecoiuiy unu cruelly, i-or uayii
Lt u Umo ,10 woul(, nQt gI,eak , ner
ed his wife coldly and cruelly. For dajrs
Eventually he left her on tho Coast and
went to Honolulu.
Mrs. Herbst tells of tho several
wives her spouso had got rid of by
divorce. In some cases ho fraudulently
disposed ot property to avoid giving
tho discarded wives their rights. Once
ho sold a $10,000 homo for 14,000. Sho
Is Informed, but canot allege lt it Is a.
fact.that Herbst had other wives when
ho married her.
As this paper has previously related,
Herbst mysteriously disappeared frru.i
Honolulu 8orao weeks ago, leaving
building contracts of which ho had
charge for his firm uncompleted. He
left firm money and money of his own
In bank. The circumstances Indicated
that ho stepped out whllo melancholy
over the refusal of a lady, from whom
ho rented his lodgings, to marry him.
An oral decision by Judge Humph
reys has been transcribed nnd filed. In
the matter ot the estate of Walter Mur
ray Gibson, deceased. It Is to order
Cecil Brown, trustee, to pay for tho
stamps on the conveyance ot properly
from Mrs. Lizzie Hayseldon to W. H.
Pain. The 'trustee' was tho vendor In
tho transaction. According to Amcil
can law the vendor has to pay tho ex
penses of tho conveyance, which Is tin
contrary ot English law as tho Judgo
Lcong Shee has bi ought suit against
the New Zealand Insurance Co. tor
$1400 on!a 'policy, Insuring propertFou
(he west side ot the Prison road. -m-.
Judge Humphreys has confirmed tho
master's report on Ihe appraisal ot the
late James Campbell's estate. A syn
opsis of the report waa given in tho
Bulletin. W. A. Kinney, guardian ad
litem ot the minor children, Is allowed
a fee of $500. Henry Holmes, counsel
for tho widow, gets a fee of $500. Roy
al D. Mead, master, Is granted $160.
Emlllo Ulbrlcht petitions to bo ap
pointed guardian of her threo minor
children, whose father died on July 13
last. They have estate In this Terri
tory. Tho husband and father Is the
man who was drowned at Mokapu
OfTlclal oaths ot many ot tho District
Magistrates appointed the first of Sep
tember have been filed.
Full line nt above goods are shown la
Iwnkamt Hat Manufacturing Depart
A complete new stock of genti
shirts, collars and cuffs at L. D, Kerr',
1 FIH, ELECTS
Morning Session Is' de
plete With Interesting
RESOLUTION IS PASSED "
IN FAVOR, OF PARKER
Much Time Taken Talking Over Points
of Order and Further Amend
ments to the Rules Pass
Tho District comlmtteo of the Fifth
District met again at 9 o'clock this
President Geo. II. Carter called Vice
President C. 1'. laukra to the chair, to
enable him to move an amendment to
the rules. Ho safely steered his course
through points ot order until ho had
finished. The chair ruled that a motion
to reconsider was not necessary, but
that th eamendments might be con
sidered under a section providing for
such nctlon by majority vote.
T. McCants Stewart, progenitor of
the rules, came In whllo tho chair was
stating the main question. Ho said
Tho amendment carried.
Mr. Stewart moved nn amendment to
require a two-thirds Instead of n ma
jority vote to suspend or amend the
rules. Ills reason was that two-thirds
was the usual custom In such cases.
Ho knew of no body that permitted
amendments being made at the meeting
when moved. All parliamentary bod
ies hedged amendments with more (tr
Mr. McCandless suggested that, at
the rules were referred to the prlntlrg
committee, proposals for amendments
should be deferred until the rules weio
Mr. Stewnrt declined to withdraw his
motion, and wus called to order fo:
speaking more than once on one ques
tion. Ho corrected tho chair, showing
that It was "more than twice.
Mr. O'Dowda moved to defer the
question. This was ruled out ot order.
Mr. Waterhouso urged the voting
down of Mr. Stewart's motion until the
rules wero printed.
Tho motion to amend the section car
'Mr. Waterhouso stated that no not!'
flcatlon had been received from tho
Territorial Central Commlttco ns to
where tho Territorial Convention was
to be held. Ho therefore moved that
th ccommlttco proceed to the election
of dlcgates to the convention. If later
Hllo wero selected and any elected dele
gate resigned on that nccount, another
meeting could be called to fill tho va
cancies. Carried unanimously.
Mr. Achl moved that each precinct
be allowed two delegates, excepting
Koolauloa one and Ewa three. This
would mako the quota ot eighteen.
Mr. Holt moved an amendment that
the six country precincts bo given one
each and the four town precincts two
each, with tour delegates at largo who
might be chosen outside of this com
mittee. Mr. Stewart favored the amendment.
Ho couldn't practlco law and politics
both, and would nomlnato another In
Mr. Iaukca moved an amendment,
that one delegnto bo allotted to each
precinct and eight at large. It the
convention went to Hllo, either of the
proposals might deprlvo Walalua of
Mr. Kaulukou appreciated the Idea
of Mr. Iaukea, but at tho same tlmo
ho would move
The chalr,callcd tho speaker to order,
No motion could be made nt that stage
Mr. Kaulukou would put hlmsel(fln
order by moving to adJouniJuntllMon
day morning. '
Tho chair ruled the motion out of
order, being to' adjourn, to a doflnllo
Mr. Achl explained his motion,
claiming It admitted of delegates for
the respoctlvo precincts being chosen
from outside such precincts.
The chair did not thus understand
the motion of Mr, Achl.
Mr. Stewart colled for n statement
of tor. Achl's motion by tho secretary,
and when It was given agreed that It
did permit nny of tho precincts to lmv
representation from outside Its bounds.
Ho was called to order but, after spar
ring with tho chair a bit, held on tho
oven tenor of his way.
Mr. Archer spoke against Mr, Iou
ken's motion and when tho chair nak
ed htm It ho then withdrew his second
ot tho original, motion. Mr. Kaulukou
called the chair to order. Ho asked if
the chair could Interfere with n mem
ber's spoaklng. Tho chair denied In
tention ot 'interference, but said ho
wanted to understand a speaker's Inten
tion. His motive was despatch of busi
ness. Mr. Inukea's amendment only receiv
ed his own vote. He wns granted lib
erty of debate before tho putting nt
the remaining questions. He contended
that the outer precincts were entltUd
to as much representation ,as those tti
town, and could prove lt oy figures nt
another time. Ho charged Ml. Achl
with improper practlco at th primary
election, In transferring tug polls from
the authorized place to his private
Mr. Holt withdrew his amendment
and the main motion carried.
Mr. Stewart moved that a committee
be appointed to report en n time and
place for holding nominations of candi
dates for; Senators. Ho was called to
order-by tho chair, as another subject
had priority by voto of the house, and
his struggle to hold the floor this lime
was unnvnlllng. The chair Insisted
that a motion had passed, "that we pro
ceed to elect delegates." He then mov
ed for a recess to enable members to
confer over nominations of delegates,
and this carried.
Mr. Stowart after receBs moved that
tho roll bo called and nomination re
ceived from each precinct. Carried.
The nominations were then made ns
IbI Frank I'alila and Louis John MJ-
2d Oeorgo Weight.
3d W. W. Goodale and Andrew Cox.
4th Muses Mahclona and J. K. Ke-
th Geo. F. Heuton, L. L. McCand
Cth S. Hookano.
7th James K. Holt and H. II. Hitch
8th C .Achl and C. F. Peterson.
9th Geo. It. 'Ca'rter nnd 'W. 1.
10th Enoch Johnson nd J. L. Kaulu
kou. Mr. Stewart moved that a committee
of three be appointed to confer with u
committee ot the Fourth District Com
mlttco with a view to agreeing on n
time and place for nominating candi
dates tor Senators, uud on a public
meeting to bo held on the evening of
the day ot nomination. Carried.
The chair appointed T. McCants
Stewart, L. L. McCundless and Curtis
Mr. llathbun moved, seconded by .Mr,
Waterhouse, that tho delegates of tliU
comlmtteo be Instructed to voto fur
Hon. Samuel Parser as Delegate to
Mr. McCandless thought It was wrong
to bind tho delegates to one man.
There might bo other good men pro
losed for Congress.
Mr. Achl moved an amendment that
it Is the eenso of the Fifth Dlstilet
Committee that the first choice of tlio
delegates bo Mr. Parker.
Mr. Stewart proposed a substitute:
Resolved, That it is the sense ot this
Commltteo that Hon. Sam. Parktr
would make a very strong candlda.o.
for Congress, and that Hon. W. L.
Wilcox of Oalni Is an available candi
date and would make a very good can
didate." He was doubtful It lt was
wise to Instruct their delegates In nn
Ironclad way, but perfectly wise to
express tho sense of the Committee as
Mr. Waterhouso said a majority of
his constituents wero native- Ilawti
llans, who were unanimous In prefer
ring Mr. Parker.
Tho substitute carried on a viva voca
Mr. MiCabe moved that It Is tin.
boh eo ot the Fifth District Committee
that tho present Is not an opportune
tlmo for holding tho Territorial Con
vention at Hllo. Carried unanimous
ly. Mr. Stewnrt roso to a question of
privilege and proceeded to explain his
views of the status ot tho District
Committee and ot tho Territorial Con
vention. His contention was that the
district committees held control over
Mr. Achl mado some remarks amid
Mr. Iaukea wished to express his
disapproval ot tho holding of elec
tions In prlvato houses.
Mr. Coelho announced that tho liter
ary commltteo had now ready pamph
lets explaining tho naturo of tho Re
Mr. Stowart moved that tho execu
tive commltteo bo Instructed to forth
with socuro a room or rooms to be
used as permanent headquarters dur
ing the campaign, and fit them up with
a tablo or tables and chairs, anu mat
such rooms bo kept open dally,
Mr, Coelho, seconding, said ths
Young Mens Republican Club had a
largo hall In which ho thought thero
would bo no trouble In getting nccom
Mr. Stowart objected (o tho place
suggested. This was an Important
body, and every tub should stand on Hi
At 11:15 tho Commltteo adjourned.
Great sale of boots and shoes at 5
cents on the dollar at L. D, Kerr &
Co. 'a shoo house, corner of Fort anj
Special Train Leaves for
Scene of Contests
At 3:30 p. m.
MYRTLES ARE FAVORITES
IN BIG SENIOR EVENT
George Fuller Will Row on Junior
Race Names of Crews and Of
ficers Judges, Timekeepers
Will Have Launch
All aboard for tho championship
races at Pearl Harbor!
special train leaves Honolulu at
3:30 p. m. Races start at 4:30 p. in.
Train returns to town Immediately
utter tho races. Round trip 75 cents.
The Myrtles, Hcnlanls and Lcllnnis
(red and white, blue and white, black
nnd gold) will row In tho senior race
nnd the-first two in tho Junror.
Tho crews nre as follows:
Myrtles', Senior How, W. II. Soper;
No. 2, P. I.lshmau; No. 3, George An
gus; stroke, A. F. Judd, nnd coxswain,
--Hcalnnts, Senior How, G. Ilolsse:
No, 2, James Lloyd; No, 3, D.in Hen
ear; stroke, l'aul Jarrett; coxswain,
Illanls, Senior II. I). M. Cobb,
bow; C. Peck.,2: P. T. Phillips, 3; S.
E. P. Taylor, stroke; II. Wngner,
Myrtles, Junior How, Geo, Fuller;
No, 2, Arthur Giles; No. 3, Sam John
son; stroke, Allan Judd, and coxswain,
Hcnlanls, Junior How, Merle John-
son; No. 2, Pnt (llenson; No. 3, Allan
Wnlcott; stroke, W. Williams; cox
swain, Charles Reynolds.
The officers ot the course nnd rncpa:
Judges Captain C. J. Campbell, II.
M. Whitney, Jr., and A. O. M. Rob
ertson. Starter Georgo R. Cnrter.
Time-keepers nt start E. II. Paris and
L. P. .Scott. Time-keepers nt finish-
Chris Willis and II. E. Harvey.
Tho Judges nt tho finish, timekeepers
nnd pressmen will trnvel tho course In
n steam launch. A number of yachts
started down this morning with merry
parties aboard. These will anchor out
side the Myrtlo headquarters.
Geo. Hitler has not been very well of
Into but Captain llairls states that ho
It. In good condition to row. Should
ho be taken from the boat at the Inst
moment, W. Lyle will take- his place.
Tho Myrtles arc favorites for Hi
Hon lor raco whllo betting Is even In .lie
Junior race. Tho recent Illness of Geo.
Fuller has mndo (he result doubtful.
Iloth the senior nnd Junior crews of the
Myrtles have been pulling nn belter
tlmo than ihe Healanls, but, of course,
this Is nothing by which to Judge
The championship races at Pearl
Harbor wero started In 189il. For two
years both crowB ot the Myrtles suc
ceeded In wlcntng. In 1833 tho Hcn
lanls won both contests and In 1899 tho
Myrtles again came out on top. While
It Is tho opinion of many that the hon
ors will bo divided this year, tho Myr
tles arc confident that they will w(n
both events today.
On the streets today one may seo the
colors ot tho ih-cd clu'ji prominently
displayed on hats or flying from cu.it
lapels and bells Flags, streamers and
horns are also to be seen In great
numbers. Vrom the Indication, tho
long train ot cars that the O. R. & L.
Is preparing', vwlll bo crowded to tho
The warning .is again given for peo
ple to bewaro f tin pier In front of tho
headquarters of the Myrtles.
The banner to be awarded tho win
ner In tho senior crew Is now on show
in tho window ot tho Hawaiian Nowa
Co. It Is In whlto and red.
K Oil ALA FOR PARKER
Hllo, Sept. 7. At a meeting of tho
Republican Precinct Club of KoliaU
hold on Friday, August 31st, It was re
solved: That Hon. Samuel Parker Is
tho unanimous choice of the club ns
Territorial Delegato to Congress.
At the Christian church, tho pastor,
Rev. Jqhn C, Hay, will preach; sub
ject at 11 a. m, "Jacob Lessons of
Warning and Instruction from hla
Life." At 7;30 p. m. "Preparation of
tho world for the coming of Christ
as seen in tho history ot tho centuries
preceding His Advent." Hlble school
to, 9:45 a. m, Young People's meeting
at G:30 p. m. All welcome.
THE WATUHMAM IDBaL FOUN
TAIN PUN, All sizes, all shapes. II
Expert Hobbs of the Wireless Tele
graph Company arrived in the Kinau
today and brought word that perfect
communication has ken established
between Lanai and Maui. This
proves conclusively that all the chan
nels of the islands can be spanned by
Wireless Telegraphy and telegrams
sent from Honolulu to Hilo.
ITS LIST OF DELEGATES
TERRITORIAL AND DISTRICT
District Stands for Municipal Government-Organization
ed With Perfect Harmony
and Good Will.
Hllo, Sept. 7. Tho District Conven
tion of delegates from tho various pre
cincts of tho First District was called
to order at 10:30 a. m. at Fireman's
hull by Executive Committeeman E. E.
Richards, In eon funnily with notice Is
sued therefor. The following delegates
were present, in person or by proxy:
First Precinct C. G. Campbell, II. J.
Second Precinct T. E. Rldgway, E.
E. Richards, N. C. Wnfong, C. S.
Smith, F. S .Lyman, J. Glbb, A. U.
Steele, W. H. Smith, W. A. 1'nrdy, Mil
ton Rice, W. Vnnnatta, P. Peck, II. T.
Guard, J. Vlelru, O. Omsted, U. T. For
rest, J. Fitzgerald, J. 11. McDonougb,
i n Hnldwln
Third Precinct J
T. Molr, W. A.
Fifth Precinct W. G. Walker, Jfl3.
Mattoou, Chns. Swain.
Sixth Precinct A. Homer, A. Lyd
gnte, C. R. Dlacow.
Seventh Precinct M. V. Holmes, E.
W, Estcp, J. Moannull.
Eighth Precinct J. G. Jones, Cliaa.
Williams, S. L. Kauclu.
The convention organized with
Charles Campbell chairman, E. E. Rich
ards secretary, T. II. Rldgway vlco
president and N. Wllfong treasurer.
It was then moved and curried that
contention proceed to express by bal
lot its choice tor Territorial Dclcgato
to Congress, In accordance with which
choice tho delegates to the Territorial
contention should net at such conven
tion, the second choke1 of the conven
tion to bo also their second choicr.
The voto resulted thus; Col. Sam.
Parker, 31; Col. O. F. Little, 8.
A committee reported a platform
urging the con Btructlon of a break
water at Hllo; favoring the establlsn
ment of city nnd county govcrnmenti',
local option In liquor traffic, conduc
tion of roads, revision ot the tax sys
tem, nnd conduct of schools In each
district by school directors.
A Central Committee for tho District
wns chosen by ballot, consisting ot
Messrs. Jns. Glbb, J. T. Molr, F. 1). Mc
Stocker, W. G. Walker, E. W. Estcp.
Tho following were chosen as dele
gates to tho Territorial Convention: C.
R. Illacow, Jns. Glbb, W. G. Walker,
Judgo Kemau, M. V. Holmes, Win. Hor
ner, W. II. Smith, A. 11. I.ocbcnstein,
John G. Jones, J. U. Smith, Carl Smith.
ROUGH AND READY
IN CALF AND KID
IN ALL SIZES--:
Blacks & Tans.
(Its. rS "VIEa