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There is never an instant's truce
between virtue and vice. Thorenu.
Kquallty of opportunity, n squaro
ileal fur every man, the protection
lit tlio citizen against the great con-,
vcntrntlons of cnpltal, the IntclII-
gent use of laws nnd Institutions
for the public good, nnd the itmiser- the mllngs of the court arc so co
vntlon ot our natural resources, not ertly put that Editor Smith could,
for the trusts, but for the people; 'win, a very fair face, open his eyes
these are the real Issues and real In wonder at the suggested motlvo
problem. Upon such things as n the foregoing statements. Never
these the perpetuity of this country ihelcss the good faith and the fair
ns a nation of homes really depends.' ness of tho rulings of the Judge of
Ulflnnl IMncltot. i that Court wcro smudged, or at-
Now, Is this the basis of tho secret;
loriespondencc In the Kapaa laud
JURY AND COMMISSION,
Now tint It Is announced and delld
id upon that (hero Is to bo a thorough
and radical revision of the, Territorial
jury lsts this coming January, It Is
time for tho editor of tho Advertiser
to got out his pen and dipping It In,
Mirioi, prepare to sirmo iron, sucu
lists the nnniu of any Hawaiian that
may npiiear thereon. Why not? It Is
Just nnu step towards the cherished
tilm of that gentleman to see Hawaii
inn by a commission, it probably be
ing In the 'mind of tho said gcntlema-'
that ho. In turn, with a newspaper iu
hlti back, shall run the commission.
EDITOR SMITH AGAIN AND
Tbcedltor of the Advertiser cllncs
desperately to tho plea that his con-land they wcro known to havo shout
iluct of that paper In tho matter of , ed "To hell with the plantations,"
tho strike ngltntlon nnd trials is all etc., In an argument where, upon
tnuafed to an. overwhelming dcslro ' the law and the evidence, there was
for a fair trial, lie knows that tho! no escape from a verdict ot guilty.
plea for a fair trial meets
tponso at onco fiom every right-,
minded individual, and ho lias clung, would bo only loo glad to be allowed
JP ttw. to that protest, and outside ot tha to try that case strictly uppn tho
declines practically to tnlk, beyond ' law nnd the evidence, freo from all
displaying niilmus against tho per- newspaper Interference, but Is It going
tonnel of tho prosecuting officers. j to bo allowed to do so? IS NOT A
f The editor ot the Advertiser Is n STAI1 Iinnn AND 'AN INSINUA-
.seasoned tactician and a clever nr-JTION THERE OOINO TO UIJ KEPT
tlst, and no man who wishes to fol-;ui' IIY MEN FIRING FHOM COVEIl.
low his trail and find It need look If so there Is no way left but to
for n broad nnd open one, notwlth- lmve It out with these gentlemen, nt
standing that that same gentleman least Miclently to drlvo them Into
often speaks vigorously to the point j the open so that it can be known
nnd open and nTiove board. Who Is who and whero matters
Hut let us take his very Issue of ' stand,
this morning nnd Judgo bow muchl Let us quote again to Editor
tlio gentleman In truth nnd In fact
wants a fair trial.
.' CAN ANYONE READ THE AC
; COUNT OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF
YKSTEtlDAY IN COURT AND NOT
DETECT A SUJK UPON THE IIUIj
INOS OF THE JUDGE, AN 1NS1NU
' ATION AGAINST THEM?
-Do not look for It broadly stated,
'' but read tho article, anticipating
that whatever Insinuation Is sought
to be Imparted to the reader will bo
lUHtlllcd into bis mind in such a
. loveit way that ho will hardly be
nblo to analyze, or realize tho effect
on his own mind, nfter the editor's
work has been done. Tho report In
question, after referring to certain
methods of framing questions, fol
lowed by tho prosecution, adds tho fol
lowing: "Mghtfoot Is apparently Im
potent to shut out this sor( of
ciosh - examination; ho objects
frequently to tho questions nsk
ed, but It Is extiemely rnro that
his objections nro sustained. In ,
fact, bo necustomed has ho be
ionic to being overruled Hint on
ouo occasion yesterday ho spoke
his usual formula 'SAVE AN
EXCEPTION" before tho Judgo
nail ruled on tho objection.'
J Aguln, In this snmo report, after
I Insinuating or positively charging
1 ; that the attorneys for tho prosecu-
jt tlon had acted double In quoting cer -
I -nun portions en an iiiucie in uie
Jill, the report goes on as follows:
"Mghtfoot renewed Ills objec-
i (ton and was in tho middle of
V j reading tho sentence when the
Judgo Interrupted hliq to declare
n recess, leaving Llghtfoot with
his mouth open nnd his sen
tence half finished."
"Mghtfoot claimed that Kin
ney's question to the witness
was mlslcnilliiK 'I deny that
lie tun split up a question Into
Catered t the Fontoffirc at Honolulu
m M-coml-cUu mttter.
AUQUST 18, 1809
two nml read the part that fav
ors him unci leave out the part
Unit Is unfavorable to hi in,'
said Mghtfoot. Hut ho was
overruled by the Judge, and
Kinney allowed to go ahead in
IMS OWN WAY."
Tile foregoing Insinuation against
tempted to be smudged, In the very
Issuo of the paper whero Keillor
Smith Is declaiming again that trials
must proceed fairly and must not be
tried out In the newspapers.
Why should thp prosecution In
tho riot case, for Instance, havo
wanted to try Its case outstdo of
It bad a perfect case, universally
so conceded. It had no occasion to
. fin ntttaliln
lU ,, ()rce wcc8. carctul
trial the prosecution finds that this
caso was not turning upon the evl
,,cnc0 mla..ct,(, , courti 1)IJT WAS
1IUIN0 TK1KD ON THK CURll
STONi:S 11Y WHISPKRINOS AND
11Y INSINUATIONS, nnd tho decln
latlon and shouting of the Jurors nt
limes In tho Jury room was mi loud
.that It became manifest from tho
lips of- the Jurors themselves that
the Issue was being determined upon
animus nnd bias against plantations.
The jurors forgot that If n man
talks loud enough his voice can bo
heard oven through closed doors,
Tho prosecution, unquestionably.
in the conspiracy ensp now on trial
Smith tho words In his editorial ot
August 4 th:
"Perhaps It will be consola
tion to Editor Sheba, whatever
the result of his wounds may
be, to know that the crime, has
brought the people into a more
serious mood about, the, possl
1 littles of tho Japanese labor
agitation. A large number of
citizens had thought that the
strlko leaders wcro being per
secuted. Sympathy for them had
grown up In quarters whero n
mote Impartial view might well
havo been looked for. There
was a danger that tho law
would faro badly at tho hands
of those who, havo n soft sldo
for tho weak when tho& aro at
odds with tho stroutj. All these
things work fcr a longer strike
nnd moro violence and n delay
in, It not a perversion of, the
natural course of Justice."
This, Is the confession of tho edi
tor of tho Advertiser madq on Aug
ust 4, that for soma time ho know
that the law was likely to faro bad
ly: that a largo number of citizens
thought that U19 strike, leaders wcro
being persecuted, and that this
spirit, having Its way and manifest
lug itsolf In tho trials heforo tlio
courts, would work for a longer
strike, nnd more violence nnd n tie-
, lay in, If not a perversion of, tho
natural course, or justice.
What Iiub tho editor of tho Adver
tiser done, to. check this dnugorous
nnd, us he ndmlts, unwarranted con
dition ot mind.
Ills single plcn, repented ngnin
and ngaln. Is "I wanted n fair trial."
Are we going to havo fnlr trials
will) that spirit nt largo?
ARE VERDICTS OOINO TO HE
RENDERED ACCORDING TO THE
LAW AND THE EVIDENCE. HY
CITIZENS, WHERE LARGE NUM
UEH3 OF CITIZENS HAVE THESE
,",?JL 1 ,jtti'
RANTED .AND UNJUSTIFIED, ns
fill,,... QmlM. 1.H....a9
Editor Smith knows?
Is there no way that the
Advertiser could havo dealt with
that question and lent Its nld
to cure such a feeling, nml
nt tho snmo time not Interfere with
the rnir conduct ot nny trials tnnt
might have been pending?
What thinks the reader of tho
. . .
plea from this npostlo of fafr trials,"
wnu, 111 iuv tuuuui:i Ul ins nuwopu-
per, has allowed theso perverted views
to go unchallenged whero he line, a'
that tho law was likely to fare bad
ly? Evidently the position of the edi
tor, confessed from his own mouth,
Is that he saw and cheerfully al
lowed this dangerous feeling, enter
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tained by a lnrge number of citizens.
to lurk Its way Into the Jury lists
nnd Into the Jury boxes, nnd kept
his mouth shut, nil, forsooth, to
procure fair trials! Out 1111011 such
If a sense of duty kept Editor
Smith's mouth shut while he saw this
dangerous spirit and foolish sentiment
stalking at largo, before tho attempt
ed assassination of Sheba, why, In tho
naniQ of common sense, did bo en
danger fair trials by stepping In ca
August 4th, whllo tho conspiracy case
was proceeding, and tho defense need
ed n fair trial, and when the court
had prohibited any mention of tho cir
cumstance,, nnd make tho following ed
"Hut every thoughtful and hon
est man belongs on but one sldo
when tho red hand of murder Is
Invoked, nnd that Is on tho sldo of
law nnd order, tho side which de
mauds that, whatever becomes of
tho strlko, the Instigations of vio
lence shall cease, nnd that tho
malefactors nt bay, those who In
clto to crime ns well ns thoso
who commit It, shall suffer tho
penalties they havo earned."
This lnnguago would lio 'sufficient to
authorize, tho court to clto Mr. Smith
to bo punished for Jeopardizing tho
fnlr and Impartial trial of Ncgoro and
Why did Mr. Smith speak nt all?
Why speak August Gtli If not before
and If you had a right to speak then,
why not before?
It required red-handed murder to
shock you into n more creditable frame
of mind. If It was rlsht on August
4th while the conspiracy trial was on
to declare that "every thoughtful and
honest man belongs but 011 ouo sldo
when tho led hliud of murder Is in
voked." why was It not right earlier to
declare In your paper that "Every
thoughtful and honest man belongs but
on ono side, whether It bo murder that
Is Invoked or nny other broach of law
ond order" nnjl thnt ontl-plnntntton
animus cqt no part in such an issue.
You claim (hat tho Bulletin has
misquoted you nnd has twisted your
words nway fiom their proper connec
tion, etc. When nnd In what respect
has this been dona? That Is mpro
declamation on jour pnrt.
Meanwhile, wo ask tho reader, whero
do you think tho editor of tho Adver
tiser Is today In tho matter of these
Aro tho stabs, Inucnilos nnd Insinu
ations mnde against tho prosecution In
tho conspiracy case, contained In his
paper of today, born merely of his
pite against the IS u 1 1 e 1 1 n's attack,
or Is It merely bringing to the surface
what was in his heart before?
With the individual Walter O. Smith
wo havo no concern. Uut with Hint,
individual holding tho helm qf tho
ono morning paper of this Territory
wo Havo every concern, AND THE
PUBLIC HAS EVERY CONCERN. It
is- what lie did at tho helm ot that
paper Hint Is being criticised.
It is tho fact thnt slickly, smugly
and with (ho utmost (net he watched,
the prosecution drifting on thp reef of
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a $1,200 property consisting- of two (2) ftve-room cottages in a locality
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singly for hpmcj,
An acre ofland extending from the Diamond Head Eoad to beach,
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UNWAK-.lcmong certain .elements Ir? This, com-1
jiinlly ,wns and Is In'totich wlthlt "mid
P.. ..... ... . ' . . . . .
ni limes actively luiorjecica Biumu
ling blocks In tho way ot that prosecu
tion that has compelled tho It ullo
tin, disagreeable, ns tho task may bo,
to play tho part of n pence offlcer and
call ,iown iMa disorderly Inlcrfcrenco
with a fair trial, nnd to point out tho
neglect of publlcluty ns n Journalist
vuiiajtiviiuiin 111 uiu uiiniuiiuiivi ul mill
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The- renter will noto Hint the Adver
tiser announces that no headway wna
made by tho prosecution yesterday In
tho examination of Sogn, ihoin tho
editor characterizes as n "shrewd"
witness, etc. Wo will make no com-
jment 011 Ibis but Instead publish c
tonslvcly, in another cbliimn, from tho
record tho evidence In question, nnd
lenvo tho public to judgo ns to tho
character of (ho evidence, its Interest
to tho public nnd Its effect upon tho
defendants' plcn of not guilty.
SMITH'S RESPECT FOR THE
Editor Smith of tho Advertiser
loudly disclaims this morning thnt
while ho may never let up whllo fol
lowing tho trail of n man, until ho
gets to thp door of tho court, yet nt
thnt point ho keeps his hands off;
nnd ono can sco tho utictlon with
which those wprds were penned.
The truth is thnt it Is Just what
tho man never docs do when tho
tlnio nnd occasion, or his own prl
nto feelings Invite him to do other
wise. On tap 4th of August, when Sheba
Is stabbed nnd likely to die, ns overy
ono then supposed, what do.es Editor
Smith, the gentleman who never fol
lows n criminal' across the portals of
n court room, do?
He demanded In his paper thnt
"whatever becomes of tho strike tho
instigations to violcnco shall cense,
nnd that the malefactors at bay,
thoso who Inclto to crlmo ns well
ns thoso who commit it, shnll suffer
tho penalties they huvo earned." To
whom was tho editor referring par
ticularly, when reaching out for
those who INCITE TO CRIME, but
Negoro nnd. his associates, then on
trial for consplrncy to Inclto vio
lence. Who were "tho malefactors
at bay" but' these defendants, of
whoso rights lm l's now 110 extremely
tender that refcreue In a theater
speech by one who happens to bo
their attorney makes him bo indlg
r.aiit? Tho truth Is that both tM Star
nnd tho Advertiser, us n result ot tho
attempt on Shcba's life, deliberately
and openly demanded of tho court
and Jury then trying Negoro and Ma
li I no, thnt thcyi bo convicted, a step
not taken by tho 11 u 1 1 0 t i n .
It was nt a time above all others
when theso samo defendants needed
"Hands off" and did not get It nt tho
hands of tlio Advertiser. Hut when It
comes to correcting n perverte'd senti
ment In n community, having no refer
enco to any particular trial but 'to all
trials that may Arise out of this strike,
Smith virtually' says "I cannot men
tion tho subject, my holy regard for
n fnlr trial forbids It."
When Sheba "was assaulted and tho
AdveiUscr editor became nfrnld ho
turned nround nnd without changing n
linlr demanded point blank tho convic
tion of men then on trlnl for conspir
acy. Hut It all dopendu. on what tho ed
itor really wants to do, When ho
"wnnted to clear his own skirts, ho wns
perfectly willing to do It by direct
demand for n conviction of theso de
fendants. When ho wanted to dump
tho. plantations ho would not even
' mcutlon something that was n matter
business location in Hilo.
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ofnbsoltitoly legitimate discussion In strikers their former places, , the
tho irl'wspapprs, ono of tho very things 11 u 1 1 c 1 1 11 would suggest thnt tho
for which newspapers nro created. I mnnngcr Is subject to Justifiable
If n man is about to ho tried, and criticism It ho trents tho returning
thcro Is n spirit loose In n community1 Jnpnncso "ns If nbtolutely nothing
(lint would lynch him, newspapers nro hail, happened."
doing but their slmplo duty to stnnip' Something has happened, and noth
It out, whether tho trlnl Is In progresu (? ' gained by belittling It.
or not. I These strikers voluntarily left
If on tho other hand there Is a spit It ,,,clr I'l'iccs. They wcro not abused,
loosn In n commiinlfv. thrmicli mUinlt. "icy had grievances, It was not
en notions or otherwise, that would
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garrot n case for tho prosecution ro'
gardless of tho proofs adduced. It l
tho part of truo newspaper duty 10
point that out, not by way ot Intpifer
enco with fnlr trials but to promote
his newspaper Trial.
Sir. Hitting estcrday moved
for n directed verdict for his
client on tho ground thnt the
prosecution had fulled to show
that tho woman wns n wltjjcss
beforo ID grand jury or that
Morlmota knew her to bo n wit
ness. Tho Judgo did not dccldo
the matter yesterday, though it
wns Indlcutcd that his decision
would probably bo In favor of
Mr. flitting has put up n good
fight for his client, a fight wor
thy qf n IIKTTER CAUSE, FOR
TIU: EVIDENCE OFKEREQ HY
THE GOVERNMENT Is to the :
eflect that Morlmota is ono of
the purlsltcs who live off tho
earnings ot a woman's slinmc.
Dut Mr. Hitting has mndo bin
defense chiefly on points ot
law, and has raised some new
If Morlmpto escapes by n di
rected verdict or otherwise,
however, IT WILL, DO HIM
LITTLE GOOD, ns tho United
Stntes District Attorney has an
other warrant ready to servo
on him.. Advertiser,
Hero wo havo froni this morning's
IssUa to what extent comment is
withheld from n ense whllo It is on
The Jury had not yet acted on this
case, nnd whllo tho Advertiser dc-.
clnrcs tho man guilty oft hand, no
tice Is served on tho jurors thnt
another Jury will get him It they
This Is n snmplo of how the Ad
vertiser follows n caso to thp court
house door, and then before the
majesty o( lnw, remains "silent."
Somo of tho' strlko Jnpnncso nro
heard to complain that when re
turning to the plantation fields they
hnye, not been given their old posi
tions. 'hy on earth shpuld they be giv
en those positions, especially when
tlio work has been dano and Is being
done by efficient citizen workmen
who stood by the plnntntlon nnd tho
community during n critical period?
Far from criticising the plnntn
tlon manager for not giving tho
Those Arnold Goods
v hi run iumj '
necessary for them to strho to
I wrerk tbn lilnntntlnn Hint tllev mlcllt
bo heard. .They liaye been cngagc'l
In n definite movement to commit an
.And ns n reward for that have
they any good leason to expect spe
cial consideration from their former
llnvo they nny right to demand or
Is tho plantation manager Justified
in tho removal of it good siibstltutu
who has been faithful nt 11 t lino
when loyalty and reliability count
ed? Tho question answers Itself.
.Managements that follow an In
vctebrnto pidlcy will derervc nil they
get when they wake up riune fine
day nnd find themselves In the
hands of their lejuvcnnted enemies.
Men who left them In the lurch onco
will be ready to do it ngnin when
they discover that nil It costs' them
Is tho loss of time.
On tho other hand the returning
striker, willing to go to work nt
what offers, so ho bo nn Jndustrloir-i
nnd !rlght-inludcd -num. sliould bo
given uu oppoitunity to make u new
REASONS FOR PROSPERITY.
Outside, conditions conllnuo
favorable. The trade outlook
Is promising. Interior mer
chants havo been buying on n
conservative basis, nnd the out
look Is for n good consumptive
demand for nearly nil clnsscs ot
merchandise, llullding Is act
ive, nnd our railroads aio freo
purchasers ot materials for
constructive purposes. Advic
es concerning wheat mid corn
contlnuo favorable, the only dis
couraging reports being from
tho 'cotton dlstilcts, whero con
tinued drouth and heat huvo
caused further deterioration in
tho condition of cotton. Money
continues In good supply nt
ensy rates, but the westward
currency movement hns already
begun, nnd both the Interior
nnd Canadian banks nro d raw
ing against their balances In
this city. , It -Is not generally
thought, however, that tho crop
demands this season will causo
nny material advance in money
itttes, Western banks being
ubundnntly nblo to meet n largo
part of tho anticipated require
ments. Tho 'condition of tho
natlonnl banks appears to bo
exceptionally strong. Accord
ing to tho last statement, tho
nninunt of loans Issued by theso
Institutions amounted to J.',,
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