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A gob of tnr was thrown Into tho ifpu. Kellett took no receipt from
uucxet yesterday afternoon nt tlio
hearing of tho draft Committee,
Representative A. S. Kaleiopu Is
tho member who will have to further
explain. The testimony given at tho
hearing yesterday afternoon makes
It look very bad for him, and how
ho will clear himself of tho smirch
upon his character as a member of
tho Legislature remains to bo seen.
Corren and fully .corroborated by
Kellett and backed up by tho books 2 o'clock, Castro resumed hlsNosti
of tho Printing Committee, contrn-'mony. At Slio request of Shingle ho
u.t...u.lul,,,ul, Ke uy rwaiei -
opu tho day before.
It wns snown that tho member
from tho Fifth has bcon translating!
bills Into Hawaiian for which Kaleo,
a member of tho Fourth Legislature,
and now one of the official transla
tors, received tho pay. Whether ho
kept It nil or whether he split up
with Kaleiopu was not shown and
probably will not be. Hut It was
shown conclusively that Kaleiopu
had solicited translation work for
Kaleo and that ho hnd given InstruC'
tlons that all tho bills ho himself
introduced should bo turned over to
Kaleo for translation.
Every possible effort was made by
tho members of the Graft Committee.
to clear up their colleague's situation
but tho moro questions they, asked
tho worso it appeared for Kaleiopu.
Tho trouble began when Correa,
who was on tho witness stand and
who had about finished his testi
mony, was asked one last question.
Shingle asked Correa whether or not
anybody wob paid for translating
House Illll 91, the Depositary 1)111,
Into Hawaiian. Correa referred to
his books and replied t:int Knlco was
paid tho sum of l.'.9r, for tho work.
KALEIOPU HAD TESTIFIED THE
PREVIOUS DAY THAT HE HIM
8ELF, THE INTRODUCER OF THE
RILL, TRANSLATED IT AND
HANDED IT TO CORREA AND
MADE NO CHAROE FOR THE
WORK. Kaleiopu had explained
that ho mado tho translation because
ho wanted to bo suro It was a good
ono, as tho bill was Important.
Corrca's statement caused a gasp
of astonishment and ho was asked to
send for tho translated copy of tho
bill and for the receipt book signed
by the man who took tho bill out to
bo translated. Clerk Olmstcad of tho
Commltteo on Accounts and Public
Expenditures produced his vouchers,
and Vouchor 42 showed that Kalco
received f 5,95 for translating Iiouso
The translated bill was produced
and shown Correa nnd ho was asked
whose wns tho hnndwrltlng.
"IT IS NOT KALEO'S HAND
WRITING IT IS KALEIOPU'S
HANDWKITINO," ho replied.
The receipt for tho bill was shown
Correa and ho wns asked whoso was
the handwriting of tho signature.
"IT IS KALEO'S," he said.
Solicited for Kaleo
R. J. Kellett, clerk of the Printing
Committee, took tho witness chair.
Ho was asked about the bill which
Kaleiopu said ho translated and for
which Kalco recolved payment. Ho
said he passed tho bill over to Kalco
for translation and received It and
tho translation back from Kaleo. Ho
mado out the vouchor for Kalco.
Aside from this he know ofno ir
regularities oxcopt tho poor transla
tions of Robby Iloyd and Kaleo. Ho
understood that Poopoo was doing
tho work and Kalco drawing the
money. Kaleo is still getting bills
for translation, as Is also Poepoo.
"KALEIOPU," said Kollett,
"WANTED KALEO TO HAVE ALL
HIS WORK. HE QAVE ORDERS
TO THAT EFFECT, AND I FOLLOW
ED OUT THE ORDERS. Kaleiopu
stated no reason for giving tho or
"Do you know whothor Kaleiopu
did any other translating work for
"Yes; House Rills 205,. 200, and
207, Introduced by Rice, Douthltt,
nnd Carloy. Kaleiopu asked for tho
hills, so ho could givo them to Ka
lco." Tho work was dono by Kalel-
P. E. R. Strauch
$1350 House and Lot on extension
of KUkui St. at Kapalama, in rear
of St, Eliiabeth Home. Lot 50x
130. House 0 rooms,
For particulars apply
WAITY BLDG, 74 S. KING ST.
, KAIclopu because ho took tho bills
while, Ici ,tho House,
"Hns artyotrior member conio to
you and asked for bills to trans
lator' "No; nobody elite,"
"The voucher for tho translation
of tho three bills which Kalclomi
took Is made'out' for Knhio," added
when ih .,...... .t .
8ubtnitted u comparative statcmeneof
tl.o expenses paid out of tho Federal
appropriation this session and last,
Ho stated that the House during the
fifty days of this session has done its
.work more cheaply and expeditiously
than during the first CO days of tho
Everything Ms In order so far as
tho translation of bills Is concerned,
Castro testified In reply to a que3
Olaf Olmstcad, clerk of tho Com-
mlttco on Public Accounts nnd Ex
penditures, was sworn nnd stntcd
that to tho best of his belief all tho
vouchers aro correct.
Cdrrca was called and asked If ho
knew of anything Hint suggested
graft In connection with tho trans
lation. "I know nothing," he said.
"I have been a printer for fourteen
years and I know all these, transla
tors and their handwriting well. I
gave Kaleo some bills to translate,
and when they' were returned, I
found they were In Poepoe's hand
writing. "Among tho translators I know
some- of them do poor work. Hut tho
House, sits only' sixty days nnd we
hnvo to work fist. I, gavo Robert
Uoyd two bllls'l to translate, and
whorl they caJrte'fc'ack' I found ho
was Incompetent. He had just the
reverse, of the' rlghi translations
sometimes. So I dismissed him."
Regarding James Apao, Correa said
ho h id only given him work when
thcro was n press of business.
In reply to a question as to who
asked him to employ Apao, Correa
said ho Just tried out Apao and
found howas a good translator. Ho
did not "answer the' question asked.
In reply to a 'direct question ho
said Sheldon had risked him If ho
could sco tils way clear to give Apao
somo work. Ho 'novor had any
knowledge of the fact that Sheldon
was assisting Apao in tho transla
tion. Regarding Plianala, tho Journal
clerk, who Is paid out of tho Federal
appropriation, correa said ho em
ployed Pllannla only when there wns
necessity of getting tho work douo
In n hurry.
Whitney in a series Of (lending
questions that would probably not
be allowed In a court of law, tried
to get. Correa to y that Plianala is
not drnwlng Fcdc'rnl money for Ter
ritorial work, but Correa refused to
mako any such statement, saying Pit
anula Is employed by the Journnl
Committee and may bo translating
Corren stated that ho had given
out work to various persons in re
sponse to requests made by various
members. Kaleo, Sheldon, Plianala,
and Testa aro always around and get
most of tho work, John Wise has
not recolved any pay for translating
for two or threo'weeks. Everything
has been regular so far as . Correa
Correa was askod about tho Alfonso
resolution for Lloyd's pay, and said
he was approached by Lloyd and
askod to Blip port It. Ho said ho
would not make any promises.
Later, when tho resolution was
tabled, Lloyd told him ho had sub
mitted his resignation and nsked Cor
rea to move It be not accepted, Cor
rea, however, refused.
Corren said ho know nothing
about nny graft. He -had dono no
Tho next qifestlon brought out tho
damaging testimony against Kalei
opu, as above reported,
Sheldon a Dictionary ,.
james Apao, me iiouso messenger,
was the next witness. He was asked
how ho en mo to get SIC. CO for trans
lation. He said ho asked Correa for
tho work and asked Sheldon to help
him. Ho and his wlfo did the work.
Whan he camo to big words ho could
not understand he nsked Bhcldon to
explain them to him. Once Sheldon
revised a translation for him, Shel
don got nothing in return,
Secretary Mott-Smlth, Federal dls-
burslng offlccr, wns nsked If In the nnd had to talk In Hawaiian, ntul
vouchers presented to him for liny- Coney had to Interpret for him and
ment there hnvo been nny Irregular- tho commit too!
Hies. He said that thcro had boon I Much carelessness and Inconipc
errors, but he could recall no Irregu- tency has been demonstrated, too
lnrltles so fnr us nctual p:(yment wnJ much "friendship" and too llttlo re
concerned. It seems probable Hint tho results of
Questioned further, Mott-Smlth the Investigation will ho snhttorj nnd
Bnld he knew of nothing that had that more enro will bo exercised In tho
the color of graft. Thero hnd been) next Legislature as to how the pub
errors duo to n mlstnko of construe-(lie's business Is conducted,
tlon. Ho knew of no exorbitant bill Poepoe and Kaleo.
Hint hnd been presented. J J. XI. Poepoe, who has been doing
Whitney nsked whether if It pan or tho translation work, was tho
should "develop from tho evidence. first v.llnens called. Ho said ho was
that Plianala, assistant clerk of tho'uol cmplo)cd by Corrra but had hecu
Journnl Committee, is engaged l;i
translating from English Into Ha-
wallan, ho would pay the bill. Mott-
Smith said lie would not, if ho knew.
Plianala wns doing that kind of
'Mott-Smlth ndded that when n
properly endorsed voucher comes up
to him for tho payment of a com-
mlttce clerk, ho ijocs not question It.
Ho holds' tho person who certifies
voucher ns responsible for It.
Asked nbout the automobile, bills,
.Mott-Smlth Bald ho had rejected
'them ns not coming within tho Fed
Lloyd Conkllng, chief clerk of tho
Governor's office, said ho knew of no
graft, so far ns tho Federal money Is
concerned. Ho considered that tho
1909 Legislature, litis been moro eco
nomical than that of 1907,
No Diwy Offer
Edward Woodward, Clerk of tho
House, was called and nsked nbout
the alleged attempt on the part of
Stenographer Lloyd to bribe him to
approve a stuffed bill. Ho said that
In tho bill presented by Lloyd for np
proval all the Items ho checked wcro
wrong. Ono item that should hnvo
been for onp folio was for four, an
other where, 18 folios hnd been typed
called for psy for 21, etc.
Woodward refused to O. K. tho
voucher, so, Lloyd tore It up. Tho
Clerk took the bill, first, and Lloyd
tried to got It back, but Woodward
refused. Lloyd got hold of It, uny
woy, nnd tore it up.
Ilcforo Woodward got hack . from
lunch Lloyd had n correct bill pre
pared, which Woodward thought
very strange, nnd ho reported tho
matter to Castro. Tho original bill
amounted to J53.15. Tho correct
bill was for $4-1.
Woodwanl denied that Lloyd had
made any offer to him to "divvy."
Lloyd Denies All
James Lloyd, the ex-stenographer
of tho House, was called In and ask
ed nbout the occurrence related by
Woodward. His construction of it
wns that tho Clerk was "huffy" nnd
in a hurry and refused to O. 1C. tho
bill, so Lloyd said "Oh, h 1; I'll
mako a present of It to tho Govern
ment," and toro It up. After lunch
Lloy.d thought better of It and drew
up another bljl. from which ho elim
inated tho work dono for tho Journnl
Commltteo nnd somo other Items, As
to tho incorrect items, Lloyd said
somo of his pages were 21 lines long,
equal to thrco folios.
Lloyd denied absolutely that ho
asked Woodward to let the bill go
through and fix It up later. "Tho
Clerk was so huffy that wo hardly
spoko at all."
In regard to tho Panama-hat Inci
dent, Lloyd said ho asked Kaleiopu
to support tho resolution, nnd said
lib might 1(0 ablo to do something for
Kaleiopu somo day. When Kaleiopu
took umbrage nt the suggestion,
Lloyd told him ho hnd no Intention
of offering him a bribe. Ho never
mentioned n Pannma hat.
Lloyd also denied flatly that hi
asked Correa to movo that his resig
nation bo not accepted. f
Lloyd, In reply to questions, said
ho know of no grnft in tho House,
nnd no Irregularities other than re
quiring him to como and defend him
self agnlnst hearsay charges.
Shlnglo pressed Lloyd to tell of
anything ho might know In tho way
of grnft or irregularities. Lloyd de
murred, but was warned that ho must
Lloyd's only complaint against the
House was that he was not paid for
his -transcript of tho minutes, nnd
that tho Speaker hnd ordered that
tho outsldo typewriting ho turned
over to Miss Dwlght nnd Miss Crowes
to tho exclusion of himself.
CAN'T TALK ENGLISH
(Continued from Fase 1)
provisions of tho appropriation net.
And it was conclusively proved this
morning that Knleo ox-mombor of
tho Legislature, Sunday school super
intendent, 'tho man who collected pay
for work ho never did, tho man em
ployed by tho Printing Commltteo as
a translator to do tho delicate work
of rendering English bills Into Ha
waiian; tho man whom Kaleiopu in
sisted should bo given nil tho latter's
bills for translation, this man can
not oven sicuk English, Ho appeared
before tho Committee this morning
given to all orders for
liSked by Kaleo to help tho latter
ti arable bills which Knlco received
from Coma. Poepoo wuuted Kaleo
to lihlrtc the proceeds with hlin. ICn-
lea thought half too much, but Poo.
poo icfiutd to tako less. Uitcr Poo-
poe got some translating' work dlreofy
himself. Kaleo told him his bltU were
being held up becnuso of the fact thai
Poepoo was doing tho work, so Poo-
n.poe went to get tho bills himself. Ka
leo novor said anything to Popou nbum
Poepoe Bald he was not In n position
to know whether or not thero Is any
thing irregnlar going on.
Poepoo suld ho did not think Knloo
capnhlo of translating. If ho litmrelf
wero chairman of tho Printing Com
mlltee, ho would not give the work to
Knleo. Tho Printing Committee Is
moro to blnmo than Knlco. Correa
and Kaleo nro both kamnulnas of Ho
nolulu nnd Correa ought to know that
Kaleo Is no translator.
That Depositary Dill.
Poepoo said ho had nothing to do
with tho translation of Houso Illll Dl
tho depositary bill. Ho novor saw tin-
bill. So If Kaleo got It, ho must have
hnd somo ono else help htm translate
J. II. S. Knlco, himself was put on
tho stand. Asked how ho camo to be
employed by the Printing Commltteo.
Kaleo tho translator was unable to
icply in English. Ho had to talk n
Hawaiian und Conoy translated. Ho
said ho applied to Correa for the job,
At tho tlino Correa employed him ho
knew Knleo could not translate, ami
nsKcrt wlio would assist him. Kaleo
told Correa Poepoo would nBslst him
Kaleo said ho agreed with Poepoo
to Bpllt tho proceeds. Poepoo Is not
assisting him now not since about
thrco weeks ago, because KoJeo does
n't got so much work at the Beginning
of tho session,
Knleo was asked about Houso Rill
01. Kaleiopu, eho said, translated It.
"I got tho bill, gavo It to Kaleiopu who
translated it, and Kaleiopu gavo It
back to mo. Kaleiopu did not get any
of tho pay for translating tho bill."
Knlco was asked If Kalclomi had
not been helping him right nlong
through tho session.
"Ycb," ho said, "I hnvo got several
bills through Kaleiopu, and Kaleiopu
has translated them for mo."
"Why didn't you go direct to tho
Clerk nnd get tho bills yourself?"
"I went away, nnd before I went I
nsked Kalcopu to get tho bills for me
nnd do tho work. When I got back
they wero all finished. Knlolopu gavo
them directly back to tr.o Clerk."
"Isn't It n fact that you aro depend
ent upon Kaleiopu to got bills for
"ills own bills. It Is through his In
fluenco I got them. Tho others I get
for myself. Kalolopu gavo orders that
all his bills wcro to bo turned over to
"Didn't you think you wcro fortim
nto In having Mr. Kaleiopu to get bills
for you that way?"
"Yes. I was fortunato ns far as his
bills woro concerned. If It hadn't been
for him I should not hnvo got all tho
"Do you consldor yourself n com
"I can't Bay that for myself."
"How did you como to get Houso
"I can't swear. It may havo been
through tho Influence of Kulelopu or
through tho commltteo.
"Didn't ho hnnd you tho bill nnd tho
translation both together?"
"I couldn't stato definitely, but as
far as I can recollect I got tho bill first
and tho translation nfterwnrd."
'Anfl Kulelopu told you to chargo
thu Govornmont for thn trantlatlon?"
"No, not that way. I nm ono of tho
translators, my name Is on tho book,
nnd I naturally would chargo for.
"Although you didn't do any of the
work. Didn't you think you woro get
ting something for nothing. Did Ku
lelopu know you got tho monoy?"
Ho wouldn't know anything about
"If Knlolopu says you got tho bill
and translation together, ho Is mistak
en, Is he?"
"Maybo I'm mistaken. Perhaps I
did got them both together.
"Do you speak English?"
"Somo. I understand'
"Havo you understood all tho ques
tions wo havo asked In English?"
"Then how do you figure (hat you
can translate from English Into Ha
waiian? "I stated before that I havo helpers
on tho outside."
"When you draw the money for tho
translation of Houso Illll 91, that you
did no work on. didn't you feel kana
Itia nbout drawing the money?"
"At tho time I tlmuitlit If qulto prop
er. Unt at tho prosent time It 'doesn't
bcciu to look right."
"As n matter of fact, you got tho
Government to pay yuu for something
you never did."
"Didn't you do tomo work for Ka
leiopu before- election on his, candl
ilney over in Koolaunoko." imkn.1
"No, I noter worked for him unt.
side of regular meetings."
1 OU nro n VUrV Conil frlnn.1 nt
"Mr. Kalclomi never col nnv nmnnv.-
for what lie did?" S
"Ho novor has yet. I dnn'i vnnw
whether he expects any or not, hut ho
inu going to get It."
Knleo was excused nnd Tenia look
Ills pln(o. lie was nsked If lm Btsilo.l
In the corridor If ho over aahl thero
was anything Irregular In thu tramda
"I might have snld the work was
lieing given to Incompetents."
Kiui-ii, in)u nnu Apao. ,ti
"And Knleo still gets work?"
Through Influence nn l,,uli.,
mm ir. must bo given tho work. It Is
n peremptory demand upon tho chair
man ly kaleiopu that the work must
go to Knlco. That doesn't Btrlko mo
ns being right. When I seo work be
ing given to nn Incompetent nnd n
member demanding that It bo given
to ono IncomiKjtent, it gives mo a
hunch thnt there Is graft In It."
' Do you know of nm- ,.ti...- o-... iv
this kind?- ' P
"Yes. ltonreneiitntlvn ri,i.i i.
slsts thnt his work tdmll go to Apao."
icsin sani no thought that on the
wholo Correa has liecn fnir i'..,.!
ling out tho work.
"If 'Kalelouu got the Depositary
Illll nnd translated It liin..ir ,i
gavo you the translation, would you '
i-uiicci mo money?"
"To be frank. 1 wouldn't nri.i i.t
translation. I would go through it
to seo, If it wns correct."
Ann it you found It correct,
would you collect tho money for It?"
"Have you heard of any bribery in
connection with tho liquor bill?"
No Liquor Bribery
"I hnvo heard that passing around
gonernlly, but I was never able to
una out whero It camo from. 1 ilnn't
know anything about it myself."
lesta said ho did not consider Jas.
Apao a competent translator.
"Do you think thnt If n mnml..i-
Introduccs a hill In tho House, hi,
should hnvo nothing to do with tho
Dividing the Price
Uiarles A. Mann, nroof reader for
tho Journnl Ccmmlttce, told n pecu
liar Story that reflects consldernhln
discredit upon somebody.
Ho said he got somo tvuewrlllnir
to do for Senator Falrchllil. Edwin
Fernundcz found him doluc thn wnrir
nnd told him ho couldn't do It. Nev
ertheless ho did n good sharo of tho
work, Blgned tho voucher for 133.35,
nnd got S2.0C, Fernandez cut nne.-
half ofj tho J33.25, John oinu got
the other half, and each of them gavo
Ainu, nnn , mim. !.-,.. .. .-
- "w "v.,,-,. ,-iiu i-i-uiB was-...
mrawn in for luck.
Diamond Head Pay
Interpreter Ilcers was asked nhnnt
n vouchcrAho put in for extra pay.
a i-AiHuiuru inni no uici somo Inter
preting out nt Diamond ilend. Knnlo-
lanl Park, and other places, outBldo
of hours, and ho thought ho was en
titled to oxtra pay. "I still think
so," ho added.
F. AV. McKlnnev. ex-clerk nf thn
Agricultural Committee wn n,i
chiefly, It appeared, for tho purposo
oi proving Hint his employment by
Chnlrman Shlnglo was not nn extrav-
Jim Qulnn testified thnt ho mn-
sldered tho rate of S5 nn lump for
autos very reasonable
Cohen and Graft
Lolien wns next. Ho knew of no
graft from his own knowledge; nil
he knew was from hearsay in re
gard to tho matter of translation, s
Kaleiopu was recalled nnd Interro
gated us to tho discrepancies ho-.
tweon his statements under oath nml
thoso mado by Corren and Kellett.
He was told that It hnd been testi
fied that ho had demanded thnt all
his bills bo turned over to Knlco;
that ho himself translated Houso
Illll 91. and that ho took bills rrom
tho clerk and gnvo them to Kalco. '
Ho admitted that ho had ordered
nil Ills bills, turned over to Kaleo.-
wiicn no round this order was not
being carried out, ho ndmonlahod
Conea ngaln. Ho denied' that ho.
took nny bills from tho clerk nud
gavo them to Knlco,
As to Iiouso Illll 9t. he Insisted hn
translated tho bill and bunded Mm
hill nnd tho translation to Kellett
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