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VOLUME L NO. 134, HONOLULU, H. H, TUESDAY, KOYEMBER 13, 1900. PRICE FIVE CENTS
VERY TOUCHING, HE
So Much so as to Move
the Hiloite to
TRIBUTE TO PARTY MANAGEMENT
PARSON DESHA'S WORK IN
TRYING TO SERVE GOD
"Worked Upon Missionary Theory
That Party Was Nothing as
Compared to His Personal
Special Correspondence The Republican
IIII.O, Hawaii, Nov. 10. When the
people of Htlo read in The Republican
that the people of that optimistic and
ordinarily very fiKlejMndpnt bnrg who
were backing Parker exjected the island
of Hawaii to raako np the deficit left in
that rnudhlate'x vote ly the concensus
of opinio!' itt the of the territory.
th -vre moved to tears by the touching
otitMfottft' th displayed, though they
bt unllc when they pictured to
the disgust depicted upon the
of the trusting
wbH they should receive the "tale
ot bricks" made, or attempted . to be
made, without mravv. and should discover
(bat Sara bad run Miind on bis own is
ihimI a little more tbnn anywhere else.
The story of the on llnwnii
liHn't Kfti ieclnlly different from what
ii wiik elsewhere, outside of Honolulu.
The party management seems to have as-M
1 all the other islands for the money
which it s)etst o'u the happy voter of
itidt alone, wliether be-
.mse it cost more to buj him
i wore to kep him bought, no
cue has decided. It apparently took
W'ttjr Hourly unlimited "dough" to con-
mikv the Honolulu kanaka that Wilcox
.i. after nil. only a false alarm. As for
the tfhtud of Hawaii, tin assistance i, a
vsy from headquarters was.
vreitv nearly nil. and the intelligent voter
notirimc the dearth of sold dust in the
air. promptly concluded that times were
i-ad hihI thnt Wilcox the snake and
ai h exterminator, was the only remedy.
V good many hae concluded of
late that St. l'a trick, who did mi many
tilings to the reptiles of ancient
an ancestor of Wilcox and that
I liis prominent trait relative to snakes
In Hilu, as well as Honolulu, a
umled uiiiwrity. like the ixir. are al-.
with . (These wore worried lest
th-v should depart, leaving no footprint.-on
the fwi of time, their general
not seeming likely to give them
. jHst mortem niche in the memories of
fellow moil. They accordingly
'"Ited the regular nomiiintious of their
nd nt up owe "independent
for senator as a rallying point. Thi
HiHidte was the Kev. S. L. Pcsha, who
lit labored for some time under the de-"
sun tbttt he was called ujion by his
l.llow citixons to frere loth Ood and
AlHintnon. in spite of the Hiblicnl declaration
that such a thing is impossib'. Mr.
IVsha is now probably aware that he
van't needed to Inilster up the oliticnl
tiamework of tin territory half as much
is be thought he was.
However, the bolt knocked the party
"XHiitattHMi in ihe hatl all over the is
land, and lots of men would froth at the
ii.uth if you suggested that they couldn't
lx.se as memlers of the precinct club
and still not work for or vote for the
!rt candidates, or even work against
tiiein So it got pretty stwu that each
. jUuluUte weat it alone and made his
n iR'rsonal one, without reganl
t.. i lie party. It has never been
to give aaj approximate estimate.
tin. of the returns or the island before
jiartly for this reason and partly
on account of the fact that the natives
vho howled for I'arker ami the lo"al republican
ticket In public, for the sake of
getting In on the loaves and fishes, were
more than suspected of working for Wil-'-x
Mauy god votes were lost through the
in gleet of the government to provide a
lulling place for Olaa. so that many
white jnen went Without a vote rather
than take the long journey to Hilo.
Many others were practically disfranchised
by the insufficient voting accommodations
allowed. It seems that if the
Dole regime can't keep tlie ballot from
leng cast in one way it will in another.
It is quite useless, however, to cry
over spilled chalk and water. This is
the day of the kanaka, or at least, the
kanakas think it is. and theviare look-,
inr for a restoration of the
immediately, or the day after. A
tain employer of labor whj discharged
all hLs Hawaiian because they tried to
"work" him by pretending to support
1 arker whtn they were really helping
Wilcor.id : "You. can go to Vilcox
for a jofi now and if you haye'fo wait
as loug lor the' return of the queen as
vou will for me to take you Iwck, you'll
get very tjred waiting."
The BepublicauV announcement
mot the attorney general's decision
ujkju the questionof land sales aroused an
excitement that almost drove the question
of politii out of wind. The denixeas of
the local land office are carefully cultivating
seclusion and the festive squatter
causes the whole Olaa landscape to
smile or rather griu as he revive the
congratulation of his meads, or in-
vit a late purchaser of his claim at the
government Je to come up and spnd
Sunday with him.
Sbanklin of Chicago, who bought the
Zimmerman plantation near Mountain
t View. Olaa. a couple of years ago. still
bangs to it, although it. is right in the
middle of the big sugar plantation. They
haven't cot money enough to hoy it. he
says. His trees are loaded with coffee
aud h think? the time is coming in the
near future when coffee will be worth
about what the producer asks for it,
ritht in the local market, since the sugar
industry ig eating up nearly all the coffee
plantations, itesides, the prie of
coffee in the east is climbing rapidly toward
the high notches.
ENTITLEO TO SAURY
Judge Humphreys Hands Down Important
Opinion Regarding Office
Holders as Candidates.
Circuit Judge Humphreys handed
down an opinion yesterday involvicg a
rather important and legal question relative
to the salary of John E. Hush us
court interpreter. The opinion favors
the interpreter. Mr. Bush as caudidnte
for the legislature tendered his rcsigmi
tion as interpreter the day before the
election. Being defeated, he wrote a letter
to the judge, withdrawing the resignation,
which was allowed. Te clerk
was at sea as to a deduction from rue
salary- for the dajs the resignation was
in and not withdrawn Here is the
"In Circuit Court at First Circi'it at
"In re the Salary of John R Bash. Ha
"Mr. Bush tendered his as
Hawaiian interpreter on Nceraler .",
11)00, Indng under the impreson at lh.it
time, as he then stated to me, that under
article 4: of the Constitut'on of he Ue-public
of Hawaii he would oe moliRiiilo
to election as a meniUir of the bouse
of representatives, for whid. otliee he,
was a candidate, while holding the position
of Hawaiian interpreter.
'I stated to Mr. Bush that Chief Jus
tice l'rear had hoji cj" cathedra es;ressed
the opinion that the Constitution of the
Republic of Hawaii was repealed hr the
orgnuie av'und thatv I concurred in that
opinion; that the constitution of the
of Hawaii being repealed there
was no law in force rendering the
mentioned in article 4; ineligible
to election to the legislature, and that
even if the Constitution were not repealed,
the question as to whether an
interpreter is an officeholder or employe
was not one foreclosed to argument.
"Mr. Bush then requested permission
to withdraw his resignation, which request
was granted. Under these circumstances
1 do not think that the resignation
was effective and .Mr.Bush is ac-
cordinglv entitled to Ids salary for the
"Had he been elected to the legislature
his position as interpreter (if it he
an office) would have become ipso facto
"A. S. HUMrilKEYS, First Judge."
APPEAL OF INDEPENDENTS.
It Was of a Nature to Impress the
"The apieal of the iudejwndents to the
natives was on the ground of the wrongs
indicted by the provisional government
and claiming that the republican party
was but the old provisional government
over again, and we could not overcome
that sort of thing," said A. X. Kepoikai
yesterday to a Itepublican reporter in dis
cussing the defeat of himself and other
republican candidates on the Island of
"The independents would jwint to the
fact that Dole who was the president
of the republic, was appointed governor
by President McKinley and declare that
the republican jtarty stood for all that
the republic had done. Then they would
point to Secretary Cooper as the one who
read the proclamation of the provisional
government and had been instrumental
in depriving the Hawaiians of the franchise
under the republic and declare
that he was a republican and represented
the republican party. Of course we
could iiot overcome the prejudice of the
natives in one short campaign when the
independents were preaching this kind
of doctrine to them. It is too bad. but
let us hope ve will do better next time."
PAGO PAGO IEC0MIN6 A
Healy, Tibbetts 9c Co. Begin Their
Work on the HarDor Hotel
Goinjr TJp. ;
SAMOA. Oct. 20. The Samoan
has the following Pagopago correspondence
Since 1 wrote last Pagopago has had a
visit from the French
and reckoning from appearances
she is .built for business.
Bishop Broyer has been liere on a visit
and enthusiastic and well attended demonstrations
Vere taade "by the natives in
his honor. The bishop has gained much
popularity in Tutuila.
Messrs. llealy. Tibbetts & Co. of San
Francisco have launched a large! 70x34
foot lighter. She is built 6f very heavy
timbers and the contractors are fitting
is the powerful Clamshell dredger, which
was recently brought from San Francisco.
I guess that when that dredsrer
Rets fitted up in working .order some-
.thing has got to come up from the hot- j
torn of the bay. '
The construction of Mr. Black Wk's
hotel w well under way. Most of the
framework is up and the work is bing
Mrs. C W. Gurr and faxily, with
Miss, Marie Duseigneur, are oa a visit
to Tutnila. They have been on a
visiting raanr of the towns tn the
western province. Tutuila provide
quite a change of scene and dimate to
that of Upolu.
We also had a visit on one of the trips
of the Kawau from H. L. Skeen late
magistrate of Samoa. Host R. EaMhop
of the International hotel, Mr. Willis and
Mr. Strout as representatives of Messrs.
Sargood Sons & Ewen.
Several important trials have been
in the district courts. The gttvornor of
the eastern district was ordeied to pay
a heavy fine by Judges aud Mauga
Taufaasau for arbitrarily taking awry
from a girl a set of quoits (aulafo)
whilst she was return'ng ihern to their
While that tri-i! wa' pending ojie of
the witnesses rross perjury
and he was bro.ight to trial for that of"
fense and heavily punished. The prisoner
is the head of the men of Aua.
The chiefs of that town ufTertd an
"Ifoga" to his excellency. Governor Til-ley,
and presented a petition praying for
a commutation of the sentence and this
Leafa of Solosolo in Upolu has presented
a petition in the district court for
restitution of conjugal rights with his
wife, who has sought protection in her
father's home in Tutuila through fear
of her husband, whom she alleges treats:
Lieutenant Commander Edward J.
Dorn is appointed to take charge of the
administration of the government of Tu
tuila during the absence in Zsevv Zealand
of his excellency. Governor B. F. Tilley.
He Died of Stage Fright.
From the A'cir York World.
ASHBFRX, Ga. Thomas Barnes. IS
years old. a student at the Collegiate institute,
died yesterday from stage fright.
He had been assigned as a speaker at a
public meeting. He went on the stage
and btarted to deliver a speech, but after
saying a fewv words threw his hands to
his breast and fell, expiring immediately
Physicians who examined the body leliev
extreme nervous fright stopp"d tl. action
of the heart. They find no trace
of organic disease. The youth had al
ways been in-the W'srof health, although j
of a nervous, high-strung teniperuMont.
The affaif eauseo in .titiiiciia. sensntiu..
the meeting bretk'n; op in dNordcr.
KILOHANA ART LEAGUE
WILL EXHIBIT SOOH
CANVASSES WERE RECEIVED
BY THE COMMITTEE
Promise of the Largest Exhibition
Ever Given Here Several Artists
Will Submit Numbers
Yesterday was receiving day for the
fall exhibition of the Kilohnna Art
league. Dr. Howard Hitchcock, chairman
of the pictorial circle, was at the
league rooms and a number of canvasses
were left. Several artists called, asking
for a couple of days' grace, which
was granted. They- will have their pictures
at headquarters tomorrow.
The exhibition this fall will surpass
any previous show since the inception
of the league ten years ago. More wall
space will be covered and the class of
work will be superior to that heretofore
The largest single exhibitor this fall
will be II. Mott-Smith. He will exhibit
one picture which, he had in the Paris
salon in 1S9. The title is "Sad News"
and at the Paris exjKisition attracted
favorable notice, ne will show some fifteen
or twenty other canvasses covering
a wide range of studies and portraits.
D. Howard Hitchcock will have a similar
number of subjects. His most important
work is a volcano- picture, w hich
he calls "Actiou on the Floor of the
Crater in 1S1M." If Mr. Hitchcock has
a specialty it is volcanoes. His successes
in this line of subjects hap; gained
for him an enviable reputation. jHe will
also exhibit a number of marine These
include some first rate sunsets and a
large number of wild, rugged surf effects.
One of his best marines is a smooth
morning calm at Pearl Harbor.
Mrs. Helen Kelley will exhibit some
of her characteristic water color pieces.
Philip H. Dodge, an old time contributor,
has sent a water color, from California,
bearing the title, "The Old Custom
House, at Monterey."
Mrs. Captain Pond will send a number
Another lady who was a contributor in
former years but has not been represented
lately is Mrs. C. B. Wells of
She is known as a strong and
vigorous manner and displays originality
in all her work.
Mrs. Kins will have an exhibit of China
painting, in which liae'she is one of
the foremost workers in the city. She
will also have an interestiajr exhibit of
There are a nusiber of other 'exhibitors
who usually have some excellent
canvasses at the club's semi-annuals
The public will be admitrrd Tuesday,
Xovemlier 27. The art rooms tt:1! be
open every week &iv thereafter for four
The members' first private view ,will
be on Monday; November 20. Adadssion
on this date "wiU be only by "ravitatien.
,Xra.,GrtraaIO'JBrieB will not exhibit
this year as she hs been 'too busy for'
a loas tisje ob portrait irork. "
TRIES TO RECfiUCllf
The Witness Eleahala
Swears to Several
JAIL STARES DIM IN TIE FACE
AAXONA KAKAB TAXES THE
STAND IK DOWNTJTG
Attorney Strauss Would Lock the
Stahle Door After the Horse
is Stolen Ruling of
the Court. ,
The Downing murder trial yesterday
had two very interesting features. One
was the cross examination of Eleakala
by the defense and the other the direct
testimony of Aalona Kanae on behalf of
the people. Both of these are star witnesses,
they being the two men besides
Poai, the deceased, who are alleged to
have been stabbed by the fatal knife in
the hands of Downing.
Directly after the opening of the trial
at 2 o'clock, with Eleakala again on
the stand, Leon M. Strauss mnde an
energetic attempt to impeach the witness
by his actions since the adjournment
of rourt on Friday evening when the
case was last beard. Mr. Strauss endeavored
to draw an admission from the
witness that he had discussed the testimony
out of court and the attorney stated
that uch was contrary to the admonition
of the court. The witness admitted
that he had been asked about the trial
by his brother. Upon objection by
Deputy Attorney General Cathcart the
court threw out this testimony and add
ed that no admonition had been given
to the witness. The jury alone had been'
cautioned in the usual way. In sustaining
the objection the court said that no
inipendmient of this or any other wit-J
nes would lie allowed on immaterial
Mr. Strauss, then went at the witness
hammer and tung with, tlu evident intent
of forcing contradictions and damaging
admissions. His efforts were based
upon the testimony of Eleakala at the
preliminary examination and the former
trial liefore Judge Stanley. The hours
of the going and coming of the defendant
from the household of Taliu and the
scene of the homicide came in for a long
siege. It appears that on the former
trial Eleakala swore that he saw Downing
at the Palm house on the night preceding
the murder letween the hours of
S and 0 and again about 4 o'clock in the
mdrning. This time he says Downing
aKo came in between 11 and 12, He
has aNo said between 1 and 2. referrim
to the same visit. The final
admitted that the first was a--he
gave it and that the present evidence
At one point Mr. Cat'ucmt sprang
his feet and elnnge.1 he with
using tricks to catch the witness. Mi
Strauss was not as prompt in the physical
portion of his rejoinder. i He is suffering
from a sprained knee, due to Sabbath
devotion unusually .lengthy, ne
arose, however, and in a heated manner
addressed the court, saying he had too'
good a case to resort to trickery. His
line of examination was allowed to proceed
by the court.
Hardly had this sensation ceased to
echo when another one leaped into being.
The witness was refractory'- He would
answer questions in an evasive manner
and grew rather stubborn when closely
pressed. Many times in a loud tone Mr.
Strauss insisted on him answering "yes"
or "no." Fortified behind his necessity
for an interpreter the provocation increased
until the court took a hand.
"Mr. Interpreter tell the witness to
answer 'yes or 'no' or he will be sent
o jail."' commanded the court.
Little was the effect. The witness
acted as if he would not answer at all.
Either answer might look like perjury, for
the witness had just testified that he
saw the defendant three times and In the
former trial his typewritten testimony
"Ask him if he understands the question."
put in the court.
With this the witness ventured his
answer to the question by saying "yes."
That is that he did testify to twice at
the former hearing.
Several rtilings of the court were made
upon objections of Mr. Cathcart. generally
in favor of the defense. In one Mr.
Strauss was talking when the ruling was
made and he started to ask an exception,
but fell into an undertone and the mistake
was hardly noticed. But it caught
Judge Humphreys sense of humor and
the next time the opportunity presented
itself a sly smile crept over the face of
the judge and after ruling in Mr. Strauss
"Mr. Strauss, you may take an exception
if you wish.
"No, T thank you," was the answer,
and everybody laughed.
The last act for this witness referred
to the question of whether or not he
drew his coat when he heard Downing
say. "Ill poke yoa with - a knife." At
the former trial he had sworn that he
sat in his shirt sleeves with his coat
on his arm.
"Which is right? demanded Mr.
"WelL I had my coat on arm and
T took my coat off ray ana and laid it
"That's all, said hi questioner. . t
Aalona Kanae swore that he went io
the Pahu house that might after havia
drank a flask of whiky aid pert
of a bottle of beer. At the feast he
drank a glass of swipes before eating
and two more afterwards. Between 11
and 12 o'clock realized that he was
rettia? drunk and went outside. Lying
down on the steps he slept about three
hours. He awoke feeling something cold
and wet like water on his body. He
was over his drunk and upon examination
he found he had blood on him.
Looking around he saw Poaj and Downing
very close to each other. Poai
struck Downing with his fist, knocking
him down. Poai sung out that he was
stabbed and for Kanae to help him.
This brought out a vigorous objection
from Mr. Strauss and as a temporary
ruling the court ordered the words of
Poai stricken from the testimony.
The jury was excused until this morning
at 10 o'clock. For the- twenty
prior to adjournment the time was
devoted to arguments upon the admission
of this testimony about what Poai
Mr. Strauss, probably thinking his position
likely to be sustained on account
of previous intimations of the judge, submitted
his objection without argument.
Mr. Cathcart cited his legal references
and among other things said that Poai
called out when he received the fatal
blow. He did not wish to bind the defendant
by the talk which was in a language
which was not understood by him.
but b urg.l the questiou as bj'ng the
words of deceased fhe
other day when the court ruled certain
words stricken out it was another matter
because a different ierson spoke.
Judge Humphreys ruled in Mr.
favor. Mr. Strauss was taken by
surprise. He had lost his chance to
argue: had waived the right. He tried
to regain his lost jiosition; tried in fact
to argue the question after he had said
he did not care to. and finding the court
inexorable he reluctantly took his seat.
He arose again and begged for a chance
to argue but the judge politely reminded
him that an engagement would prevent
the court from longer parley.
The case will le taken up again this
morning, when the ruling will be made
in the presence of the jury and an exception
taken by the defense.
The legal restrictions thrown around
the business of dealing in oleomargarine
so- carefully drawn that un oleo
.nei chant never knows when his skirts
nre clear. The custom of Chinese
in this city of selling
hi ead and sandwiches "buttered with
oleo" led to an inquiry by the local
revenue officers concerning the legality
of such sales without a license. A letter
from the commissioner of revenue
it Washington states that such mode of
distributing oleo is not contrary to law.
But if n loaf of bread is used as a
iccentacle in which to carry off the oleo.
then the dealer is guilty of an infraction
of the law. unless he has a license.
A local custom of dealers in oleo
-Thereby they have several tubs of the
tuff lome to one firm in order to secure
the benefit of discounts, has been
knocked out by the commissioner's
The consignee in such cases is considered
a wholesale dealer and must pay
the wholesale oleomargarine tax.
JOBBERS WOULD DENY
BUYIN6 OF DRUMMERS
Davies & Co. to Get Name of
Republican's Informant Boycott
Fails to Materialize.
The publication in The Republican
Sunday morning of the break in the job
bers combination against tlrnmmers from
the mainland caused something of a stir
among a few local dealers yestenuv.
Messrs. F. L. Waldron and G. H. Angus
of Davies & Co.. the former in charge
of the grocery department and the latter
in charge of the hardware department,
called at this office in quest of the name
of the informant who had given The
Republican its information. Both gentlemen
denied the statement published
that the house of Davies had ordered
any goods through a drummer.
"I nave charge of all the buying in
the grocery department and I have not
given any orders to a drummer since
the agreement signed by the local jobbers."
said Mr. Waldron. "I do not
know where you got your information,
but we have not purchased any goods of
Mr. Angus made the same statement
in behalf "of his department. Both
claimed to be authorized to speak for
F. B. Auerhach of May & Co.. and declared
that Mr. Auerhach had positively
authorized them to say that he had not
purchased any goods of drummers for
the house of May & Co-There
was one thing that was not
said in the article which appeared in
the Sunday Republican naving some
bearing on the controversy which is not
untimely now. The informant said there
were only two firms In this city that
made any pretense toward living up to
the agreement excluding drummers.
'xnese were Hackfeld & Co. and Davies
& Co. The latter, he said, had broken
tne agreement at least once. In proof
of this assertion he showed the reporter
a letter from the drummer naming the
firms to whom he had made sales, and
they were as given in this paper.
Now it is a question of verarity between
the people involved and the drum
mer, as the man receiving the letter has
nothing to do with the case. The home
firm naturai'y expects the uecept ot tf.
Regarding the status of May & Co- the
general ootaion expressed among
sess m is that this firm is Hied with
Americanism to such an extent that no
As a matter of fact nor; dmajEers -are
coming to this city than ever. The 1
letter warning them to stay away vtrl j
wjta it tne tnreat ot a Boycott sbould
they persist in coming. No boycott has '
shown itself nor has there been any more l
talk of one. However, as it has been I
promised, the natural course of events
will be a general boycott at once, as the
passenger lists of all San Francisco
steamers and the Hawaiian hotel register
besides well known faces of the drummers
themselves may be offered in evidence
that thy are still calling upon
THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
CONSIDERS TWO THINGS
Hawaiian Light Houses and Buoys
ae Under Care of Local Government.
The governor's council was not confronted
with a deluge of business yesterday.
Two matters were on the table.
The agents of the Mary E. Foster objected
to paying lighthouse dues. An
opinion was read in council, prepared
by the attorney general, holding that
sudi dues must be paid. The lighthouses,
according to the opinion, belong
to the territory and the small fee required
of vessels is for lighthouse maintenance.
The following is the opinion of Attorney
General Dole on the bill against
the Mary E. Foster for buoys and lighthouse
Hon. J. A. McCandless. Superintendent
of Public Works:
Dear Sir The harbor master has submitted
to n c a hill for harbor iharsv
against the schooner Mary
E. Foster and owners, amounting to
?.'10.7S. two items of which buoys. $2;
lights. S3: total ST the owner, Mr.
Samuel Allen, objects to paying.
Section 01 of the OrganicAct provides :
"That the public property ceded and
transferred to the United States by tht
Republic of Hawaii under the joint resolution
of annexation, approved July 7.
1S0S. shall be and remain in the posses
sion. use and control of the government
uf the Territory of Hawaii, and shalkbe,
ffinin tallied, managed and cared toJ by it,
at its, own expense, until otherwise provided
for by congress, or taken for the
uses and purposes of the United States
by direction of the president or of the
governor of Hawaii. "
Taking this provision in connection
with the events of the past few years,
culminating in the absolute union of two
nations as one, I understand that, while
the title to the lands nnd property of
the late ltepublic of Hawaii is probably
in the United States, the possession use.
control, maintenance, management and
care of it ,and the income derived from
are as completely in the local government
as ever, except where otherwise
provided by the American congress, or
otherwise dhected by the president of
the United States or by the governor of
the territory. I believe that the Ameri-an
congress has expressed this intention
as plainly as language can express
Although elsewhere throughout the
United States lighthouses nnd buoys are
controlled by and maintained at the
of the national government, here
they are controlled by and maintained
at the expense of the territorial government,
nnd I do not see any illegality in
imios;ng these small charges, in this case
amounting to S.".00, to reimburse the cost
of the service rendered to shipping.
Of course, if there is a law of the
United States prohibiting it. such law-would
le paramount, but if there is one
it has not been pointed out to me and I
have been unable to find it in the legislation
of the American congress up to
March 27, 1S00. Very sincerely yours.
E. P DOLE Attorney General.
The controversy over the exemption
from taxes of the Coney estate property
on Mount Tantalus was considered. The
council held that the property should be
taxed regardless of a former prescriptive
right to exemption that is claimed.
News of the Courts,
A stipulation between the attorneys
in the case of George 17. Hind vs. the
Wilder Steamship has ben filed, fixing
the appeal bond at $110,000, with the
steamship company as principal and
Wiliam C. Wilder and William S.
Brasch as sureties.
Solomon Mahelona has filed an
amended complaint in his action to quiet
title to several small tracts of land
against Luka Kalolou as defendant. 1 1
total acreage is less than two acres.
Mahelona claims the land by royal patent.
Defendant's demurrer to the amended
complaint in the case of Mele Uli vs.
Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar company
was returned yesterday by Judge
Hack Driver's Woes.
Goo Yee, a hack driver, was in police
court yesterday, charged with leaving his
horse standing- untied on King street.
Bear the depot. The Celestial wriggled
like an eel to evad the consequences of
his negligence, but did not escape. In
addition to the fine of $6 imposed by the
court, Jadge Wilcox called the defendant
a prevaricator. The enormity of such a
erftae fairly dazed Goo Yee. and he went
forth, pale and trembling, to find an in-
who would 'lay before'him the
I ITrfiT nrTllrtUA A1IAUI
i UlEl RETURNS Sil
WILCOX HOLDS HIS OWN
jPllirallty LeaVeS K0
Hope for Grounds
COMPLEXION OF LEGISLATURE
REPUBLICAN MANAGERS SEE
NO RAY OF LIGHT IN
The Mauna Loa From Other Islands
Will Bring AU Belated
The total vote in all the islands for
delegate to congress as far as the re
turns are in is as follows:
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Plurality for Wilcox. 207.
Prince David irr7
Plurality for Wilcox, 246
The footing made at republican headquarters
by J. A. Kennedy anil K. It.
Hendry give Wileov a plurality of 2t5.
The .Ma una Loa will arrive today, when
it is expected all belated official returns
For congress the vote in Hawaii was
as follows :
For delegate to ."Hlth congress
II ill -.
For delegate to o7th congress
1 4 nL a -' . S47
The election for senators and representatives
has resulted as follows:
" 'ILVAVAli. '
Senators Brown. I ml. : Kaohi. Ind.;
Itussell, Ind.; Paris. Hep.
Representatives First district.
Ind.-Dem. : Haaheo, Ind.-Dem. :
Nailima, Ind.-Dem'.; Evuliko, IMn.
district. Keliikoa. Ind.-Dem. ;
Ind.-Rep. ; Kekaula. Ind.,
Senators Baldwin, Rep.; Kaiue, Ind.;
Representatives Beckley. Ind.;
Ind.; Kawaihoa, Ind.; Dickey, Rep.;
Iokua, Ind.; Knuimakaole. Ind.
Senators Brown. Rep.; Crabbe,
Rep.; Achi. Rep.: Carter. Rep.;
Ind.; Kanuha, Ind.
Representatives Fourth district.
Rep.: Robertson. Rep.; Hoogs.
Rep.; Aylett. Rep.; Kumalae, Rep.:
Keiki, Rep. Fifth district. Kmmeluth.
Ind.; Makainai. Ind.; Mossman. Ind.;
Mahoe, Ind.; Prendergast, Ind.; Paele,
Senators Nakapaahu, Ind.; Kahilina,
Representatives Akina, Ind.:
Ind.: Puukt. Ind.; Wilcox, Dejn.
The political color of the first territorial
legislature will be as follows:
In the senate Republicans, six: Independents
In the house Republicans, seven; independents,
sixteen ; democrats, one
The house will have mixed brands, as
follows : Four independent-democrat,
one independent-republican and one
HARTWELL FOR MASTER.
Judt;e Humphreys Made His Appointment
Alfred S. Hartwell was
named by Judge Humphrevs for theof
Gee of master in chancery for the First
judicial circuit of the circuit; court. In
the order of the circuit judge 3Ir. Hart-well
is spoken of as a member of the Hawaiian
bar who has been tendered the office
and has signified his willingness to
The 'position, by the way, is tegardI
as even more honorable nnd remunerative
than that of judge. The pay of
the master l from fees rather than salary,
and where business is brisk as it ii
here it will amount to considerable. The
"court may refer cases to him direct, may
caue him to sell estates or large properties
sold through foreclosure and in
fact almost anything that the court
I0ARB OF HEALTH MET
A meeting of the board of health was
held yesterday afternoon for the purpose
of electing a president to succeed Dr.
Wood, resigned. When the meeting was
called to order and it was found that
no appointments to fill the vacancies on
the board had been made by Governor
Dole, the matter of electing a president
was not brought up.
C. It. Hemmenway was elected eity
sanitary officer to succeed Dr. Pratt, who
was elected executive officer at the last
regular session. There was bo other
business considered at yesterday's
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