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If an Innocent Man is PdiiM. by
AS TO PERIL OF REAL CRIMINAL
Statutes and the Principles of Law.
Court Holdings-Finding the Horizon do
MR. EDITOR: Will you please answer
through your columns the following
If a man is hung for murder, and
later is found out to have been innocent
by the confession of another, can
the man that confesses be brought is
to trial and punished? is
By answering the above, you will
oblige an old subscriber- as well as
deciding an argument.
The answer to this question, involves
like most law propositions,
some doubt. We believe that law-yens
would generally agree in the the
opinion that the person confessing the
crime could be legally punished. The
law looks for the guilty party. The
punishment of an innocent person
does not punish the guilty.
Our statute reads: "Whoever is
guilty of murder in the first degree
shall suffer the punishment of death."
If a man suffers who is not guilty,
how does that suffering release the
person who is guilty?
We hear that it has been held by
some Courts that in a case like the is
one presented the person confessing is
the crime cannot be punished. But
in forty-five different States, it is impossible
to say what the Courts would
hold. Until there are some uniform
decisions in such a case, we should
say that there was no general law
on the subject But reasoning from
principles, we would say that the confessing
person might be punished.
Honolulu, H. I., Feb. S.
MR. EDITOR: It is said that no
matter at what elevation you may be
you will always be on a level with
the 'horizon. For instance, if you
stand on Mount Tantalus and sight
through a telescope set Tvith spirit
level you will look directly at the
horizon instead of the sky above it.
What is the reason?
This note was submitted to a Government
official who has for a quarter
of a century or more made a busi
ness of looking through telescopes set
level. He said he was reminded of the
famous question of why was it that
a glass full of water would not run
over If a fish were dropped in it. The
answer was that the glass would run
over. A sight from Tantalus or any
elevation through a telescope set level,
said the official at once, would disclose
the sky. He then produced Bowditch
and explained "dips," etc., as understood
in connection with
and marine calculations. Another
story brought out by this veteran
related to the occasion on which
Benjamin Franklin hoaxed the French
Academy of Sciences. On leaving the
assembly hall one day' he touched his
iand against the leather covering of
the umbrella rack and found that one
side of it was quite heated from exposure
to the sun. He gave the rack
half a revolution and then called a
number of his colleagues and suggested
an investigation as to why the
side of the rack that was away from
the sun was heated. This was one of
"Poor Richards" jokes and it made
a tremendous hit.
Puna Landholders Will Ask for
The Hilo Tribune says that Mr. Wm.
Goudie of Puna while in Hilo last
week had a petition drawn up in English
and Hawaiian, which will be signed
by the homesteaders of Nanawale
and . Kaohe and by others who are
desirous of taking up lands on these
homesteads if there were roads leading
to them. The petition states that
those living on the lands of Nanawale
took them up with the understanding
that a road should be built It has
been ribw five years since the lands
were opened and no road as yet is
built The lands of Kaohe although
fotiJo anil vnlnable for coffee
have not been taken up as rapidly as
they would otherwise on account of 1
the lack of road connection. If the
road is built, Mr. Goudie says he will
keen it in repair at his own expense.
The petition will be presented to the
Legislature at the next session.
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A Hilo Tribune reporter lately at j
Honokaa'was shown the inmost mys - ,
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teries of the KiCKam raiem. um,
Pulper, by the inventor personally.
The whole affair consists of a large
round wheel, two small cog wheels,
a cylinder and a plain and grooved
roller each. The coffee is thrown into
the receiver and after passing
through the machine the beans drop
at one end and the red pulp at the
bottom. It works to perfection. The
machine is very light and can be run
hand without much effort. From
to 6 bags of berries can be pulped
hour. Mr. R. T. Rickard, the
other day, pulped 7S pounds of berries
HAWAIIAN GAZETTE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1S98. SEMI-WEEKLY.
Andrew Brown, District Inspector,
Little, Arch. Gilfillan and half a
dozen other prominent Masons will to
leave by the next Kinau for Hilo to
some work for the order at that
place. Mr. Brown will deliver to
Masonic Lodge at Hilo, its charter
and will direct the installation of
ofQcers. The lodge there has been
working under dispensation for a
year, but will now be firmly attached
the Grand Lodge of California.
Masonry has made progress Tvith everything
else in Hilo and the lodge
there, with its neat Hawaiian name,
thriving and growing. Robt. More
Extensive Road Building.
W. E. Rowell, Superintendent of
Public Works, has finished several
sections of his report and is sending
them to the printer through the Interior
office. The chapter on Toads
will be of particular interest. For
eighteen months ending with 1S97,
there has been built on the Island of
Hawaii, under the direction of Mr.
Bruner, 92 miles of road, opening up
immense area of new land. On
Maui there has been built 17 miles of
new rcad. Kauai has been pretty well
fixed for roads for some time. Oahu I
during the period has had only about
four miles of new road added to the a
Up On Hawaii.
The Tribune says: The Hamakua
portion of the Ookala gulch new road
nearing completion. When this cut
finished people will be able to drive
from Maulua straight to Kawaihae or
The new Ahualoa school, back of
Honokaa village, has been lately completed.
The school has three rooms
and now houses over 150 children
from the homesteads. Mrs. Estep, as-sited
by two other teachers is in
There is talk of forming a Foresters
Club in town. A gentleman of
the order of Honomu is putting his
shoulders to the task and expects to
carry it through.
1 hree Baby Boys.
The wife of Ah Chong, Chinese sexton
for St Andrew's Cathedral, gave
birth on Tuesday night to triplets-boys.
There are now four male children
in the family. The three new
bovs and the mother, who is an in
telligent Christian woman, are doing
well. Ah Chong has a host of friends
all over town and has received many
congratulations and messages of aloha
for the triplets.
A beginners' class in Theosophy will
be started this Thursday, at 7:30 p. m.,
at the residence of Dr. Shaw, King
street, near Mr. Bowler's. All who intend
to join are requested to be present
or to communicate with Dr. A.
Marques, telephone 550. Quite a number
of adherents have already been received.
The text book used will be
"Ocean of Theosophy."
A Central "Union business session
was held last evening following the
regular mid-week prayer service. The
first action of a formal nature was tak
en on the resignation of Rev. D. P.
Birnie as pastor. Very general regret
was expressed over the determination
of Mr. Birnie to leave. The matter
will now proceed to a conclusion in
accordance with the rules of the society.
".Manoa" At It.
John Sylva (Manoa), just recovering
from his accident of ten days ago, is
in hard training for a trial at George
Martin's record for the third of a mile
paced flying start. Martin, paced by
Terrill and Whitman, made it in 37 1-5
seconds, the same as Sharick, and will
try once more, hoping to chop off a
second. Manoa, in work last evening,
paced by Jones and Bilmartin, made
the third in -36 4-5.
Almost a Big Fire.
Frank Godfrey found a trash pile
fire back of the Fort street Odd Fellows
building about 6 o'clock last evening.
Instead of turning in an alarm-Godfrey
utilized a handy water tap
and an oil can and did good service
as captain and crew of a fire brigade.
In a few minutes more, had not the
fire been noticed, it would have been
communicated to the frame buildings
opposite Wall, Nichols Co.
Mr. Ward L. Smith, of Fredericks-
1. --. was trouoieu witn cnronic
diarrhoea for over thirty years. He
had become fully satisfied that it was
nly a question of a short time until
he would have to give up. He had
been treated by some of the best
sicians in Europe and America but got
no permanent relief. One day he pick-
ed up a newspaper and chanced to
read an advertisement of Chamber-
Iain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy. He trot a bottle of it. the
first dose helped him and its continued
use cured him. For sale by all druggists
and dealers. Benson, Smith &
Co., Ltd., agents of Hawaiian Islands.
MARRIAGE LAWS CHANGED.
The formalities preceding marriage
in France, which have hitherto been of
a formidable character, have been modified,
no doubt in view of the dwindling
population of the republic. Men
over 25 and women over 21 can now be
united without the consent of their
parents, after presenting a single respectful
notification of their intent
and waiting one month before preceding
to extremes. Consenting parents
are no longer obliged to have recourse
a notary and a formal deed, but may
go to the municipal office and register i
the permission free of cost. When the
parents are divorced the consent of the
innocent party will suffice, and when
they are dead, missing or imprisoned a
mere oath fully attested, will serve in
place of legal proof.
IN CASE OF FIRE.
Your house takes fire. What burns '
first? The lightest and most inflammable
stuff, of course, furniture-doors,
shelves, floors, paneling, ard
other woodwork. If it is a stone t:
brick house the walls will probab...
remain standing a melancholy sigh
Were not this a principle of universal
application Mr. Meddings would
never have compared himself to a
skeleton, as he does in the letter to
which your attention is now invited.
"In the autumn of 1S91," he says, I
fell into a low, weak state of health
My ordinary energy appeared to haie
gone out of me. I always felt tired and
languid, and couldn't account for it j
Nothing seemed to rest me. I was tired
in the morning as when I went 'to bed j
had a bad taste in the mouth, my j
petite was poor, and after meals I had
pain at my chest and left side.
"I was in this condition until the
14th of March, 1S92, and then I had to
give up work. The reason was, I was
too weak to work. In fact, I was so
weak that it was about as much as I
could do to walk across the floor. Besides
this I had a dry, hacking cough;
and at night I sweat so the bedclothes
were wet. Sometimes during the day
cold, clammy sweats would break out
all over me.
"I lost flesh rapidly, until I was like
a skeleton. My muscles seemed to be
shrunken and withered. There was no
feeling of warmth in me; it was as
though my blood had gone cool and
thin. I was too feeble and helpless to
wash or dress myself, and people said
I was wasting away, as though they expected
to see the end of it presently.
"I consulted two doctors and they
gave me medicine, but it did me no
good. One day my aunt, Mrs. Benton,
of Francis Street, Walsall, called, and
in the course of talk she said that the
medicine that did her good when she
was ill was Mother Seigel's Curative
Syrup. Although it didn't look reasonable
to believe that it could cure a
case as bad as mine, nevertheless my
wife got me a bottle from Mr. Grove,
the chemist in Park Street, and I commenced
taking it In a few days I
found myself much better; my appe
tite was better, and I had gained a
"To make the story short I kept on
taking the Syrup and continued to get
better. As soon as I could digest my
food the night sweats and the cough
abated, and in a few weeks I was able
to go -back to my work. That is two
years ago. and since thenu have been
in good health for which I have to
thank Mother Seigel's Syrup. (Signed).
ARTHUR THOMAS MEDDINGS, 115,
Farringdon Street, Walsall, March Cth,
In a fire, as we said, it is the light,
inflammable stuff that burns first
That's why Mr. Meddings got to be so
ghastly thin. The flesh or fat is the
fuel of the body. In health it keeps
up the warmth and furnishes the
power. And to keep up the fuel we
Now, disease is a conflagration; it
tries to burn the house up, and often
does it. And it always burns the flesh
up, more or less of it. The fat goes
first, the muscles, etc, afterwards.
That's the way of It. About that time
the tenant moves out.
Our friend was well on towards that
point. But it wasn't lung disease that
ailed him, albeit he had the cough and
the sweats. They go also with indigestion
and dyspepsia his real and
only malady. He got feeble and thin
because his disease wouldn't allow the
stomach to digest food. Hence he consumed
all the flesh he had stored up,
and then (luckily for him) he began
to take Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup,
which set his stomach and liver right,
and gave his victuals a chance to feed
All the same, it is dangerous to let a
fire get headway. When it is in your
body quench the first spark with Mother
Seigel's Curative Syrup.
Pua, the long haired native of
was released from the Insane
Asylum on furlough a few days ago,
but was found to he still unsafe. In
consequence of this, he was returned
to the retreat yesterday. Some of the
natives living near his home declare
they saw him several times with a
spear, a bible and a bundle of clothes
walking about and talking to himself.
The first telegraph Instrument ever
constructed for practical use is soon
to be presented to the National Museum
at "Washington. It was the possession
of the late Rev. Dr. Schelb, of
Baltimore, who was for many years an
intimate friend of Professor S. F. B.
Morse. Before Congress appropriated
money to build the first telegraph line
between Baltimore and Washington
the first practical working line of tele
graph was constructed between Dr.
Schelb's school and his church. It was
this line which was shown to the
House committee to demonstrate the
practicability of the scheme, and which
resulted in an appropriation of 530,000
to construct the Baltimore-Washington
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signed General Agents are authorized ki
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established a Gensral Agency here, and tM
undersigned. Genera! Agents, are author'
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2-Fire Funds 2,6S0.S50 12 G
3-Life and Annuity Funds . 9.608.182 2 SB
12.95432 11 8
Revenue Fire Branch 1.577,023 17
Revenue Life and Annuity
Brancbea 1.404.507 S 11
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