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X r THE. HONOLULU REPUBLICAN.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1200. PRICE FIVE CENTS
VOLUirE I. SO. 147. HONOLULU, H. T.,
TO FXnraj CHARTER
Take Up the Idea Suggested
STEALING INDEPENDENT THUNDER
MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT NOW
CONSIDERED PRACTICAL BY
Executive Committee Seems To Feel
That It Would Be Some Glory To
Cheat The Independents Out Of
Tho sontimont now Is unanimous
for a city charter and municipal government
for Honolulu. The Republican
contral committee at a meeting
last ovunltiK took a forward step sn
the matter by an ,nuahUeti IihIok
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eu a rueuiuuuii niviims n
all-around representative chattur
commission which will turn out 2.
product that the party boixss it will
nover feol tho need to disown. As a
matter of fact Republicans according
to a plank in their platform desire io
father a non-partisan charter which,
if such a thing should come to pass,
thoy will not be ashamed to use :u
tiieir platform for the purpose of
"pointing with pride two years-
The Independents had takon the initiative
in trying to create a charter
commission. The Deiriocrnts prompt-4,
ly agreed, according to the statement
of Chnirtnun to such a
plan, but tho Republicans not having
been "officially1" notified of the invitation,
which was only finally agre2d
upon yesterday morning, have taken
time by the forelock by forestalling
any such u coalition.
At the Republican meeting last
evening there was a good attendance.
The discussion was informal and quite
gonoral. Those who were present siy
that the session was a very lively one
and that for over an hour and a hall
the dlHcussion went on at a rapid
pace. Those history-makers did not
hesitate to say that the Republican
party should place itself In a position
to claim the credit for the best
to be offered to the legislature
for confirmation this winter' anvl
it Ingredients are hoped will make
tip a mixture that will please the multitude
and if once used like Dewey
soap be found indispeiisiblo to the
The meeting was called an informal
conference. T. McCnnts Stewart was
the presiding officer and tho attendants
speak of him as having given
satisfaction in every particular. Tho
talk was genera1, and its concensus
was that every trade, profession, industry
and interest should be
represented in the charter
commission. Accordingly the committee
voiced its sentiments' In a resolution
that it was tho sense of
that the executive committee
of tho Republican party that there be
appointed a commission of thirty men
from among representative citizens,
none of them members of the legishi
ture, and allow them to frame a charter
for the city of Honolulu to bo submitted
to the next legislature as a
The members of the executive com
mittee promulgating this edict as an
article of their political ethics aro
most of them members-elect of tho
legislature. By their own expression
of sentiment they disqualify themselves
from membership of the chatter
commission but the veto power is
plainly within their hands upon this
ns well as any competitive measure
that may be incubated by the Independents
or Democrats or both. Following
is a list of the gentlemen present
vesterday and the offices th;y
hold: . ; , i
T.'McCarits Stewart; chairman pro
tent of committee: H. P. Baldwin,
senator from-Maui- W. C. Achl. senator
from Oahu; W. J. Coelho, execu
tlvo committee; C. II. Dickey, representative
3rd district; C. L. Crablw.
senator from Oahu; Cecil Brown, senator
from Oahu; J. P. Cooke, executive
committer: E. R. Hendry, secretary
executive committee: A. F. Gil-Allan.
Jonah Kumalae. A. G. M. Rob
orison and Wm. Hoogs, representatives
from tho 4th dlstricL
Yesterday morning the Home Rule
executive committee adopted the following
resolution which had been discussed)
at a meeting two days since:
"Resolved, That tho executive committees
of the Republican and Democratic
parties be invited to join witn
that of the Home Rule party in the
a committee of THIRTY
FREE HOLDERS of the city of Honolulu
in proportion as follows:
Twelve tp be appointed by tho Republican
central committee, six to be
appointed by the Democratic central
committee, and twelve by the Home
The committee rs appointed, to
draft a charter for the city of Hono
lulu, to be submitted to the Legislature
in February. 1901.
Resolved: That upon receiving n
tico of acceptance of this proposal
for tho selection of committees, th
Homo Rule committee flx aday for
convening the Committee on Charte-.
Resolved, That no member of the
Legislature shall serve on the above
The Republicans took advantage of
l unofficial information of the adoption
of this resolution by thwarting its ofii
rial deliver" 'which is rather a bad
spirit to exhibit in undertaking
work of so much importance.
The framing of a charter for
Honolulu is not child's play, nor
ought Ito be entered upon for parti
san purposes. The record in this con
nection cannot be broken. The Independents
led in the movement, its
"official committee having been at
work on it ever since the completion
of the legislature has been definitely
settled On the 20th insL that committee
furnished The Republican a
call for a convention, 'every detail of
which the Republicans now promulgate
as their own. The full plan was
given In this paper on the 22nd inst,
having been crowded out of the issue
of the 21st. on which day it received
editorial treatment in this paper.
Chairman Kennedy of the Republican
executive committee, was "officially
consulted and agreed to the plan previous
to leaving for the EasL So
much for history.
, All .of that is. immaterial, however,
unless the Republicans arc trying to
pretend to steal Independent political
thunder bimply to bring on a clastr
' aHd 'lpfoat the Wcct apparently aim
And that, too. will fail. This city
will receive a charter, and county
government will also be instituted,
Those who stand out will simply
make themselves ridiculous. Politically
it will bring .neither honor nor
prestige to the party or the men who
will offer obstacles to the attainment
of the wishes of the people in this
j , WEDDING LAST NIGHT
An Entrancing Scene On The
Beach Brilliant Wedding
Witnessed by Many Guests.
.There was a beautiful wedding at
the residence of W. R. Castle,
last evening, when Miss Eloise
Castlu became the wife of Air. Benjamin
L. Marx. The grounds surrounding
the Castle residence had
been beautifully illuminated and gave
a glimpse of fairy land.
The wedding took place on the
right on the beach, commanding
a magnificent marine view, the waves
dfthe restless Pacific beating out a
wedding march to the guests permitted
within this Arcadia. The ceremony
that made these two souls as
one" was performed by the Rev. Henry
H. Parker, pastor of the Kawaiahao
A more charming wedding could
scarcely be imagined. It was as beautiful
as it was impressive. The bride
was given away by Mr. W. R. CastlJ.
The maid of honor was Miss Lilian
Bacon. Tho bridesmaids were Miss
Beatrice Castle, Miss Helen Lowrey.
Miss Carrie "Williams and Miss Edith
'Williams. The best man was Mr.
Andrew Adams, of Maui.
A. very large.number of guests were
present to witness the ceremony and
to wish Mr. and Mrs Marx Godspeed,
joy, prosperity and long life.
The wedding march of Lohengrin
wassung by a chorus of girls from
tlie Kamehameha school and after
the ceremony Wray Taylor played the
Mendelssohn march. The Quintet
club furnished most enjoyable music
throughout the evening.
Tiie handsome bride wore a white
crepe dress, with illusion trimming
and white lace. She also wore the
The maid of honor was attired in
white silk gauze, trimmed with blue
Of the bridesmaids two were dressed
in pink and two in blue, all carrying
baskets of white roses. The bride
and maid of honor carried bouquets
of white carnations nnd maiden hair
A long awning was spread from the
house to the lanai, which was decorated
with cocoanut leaves and
vines. The magnificently equipped
house andNthe lanai were gorgeously
decorated and with tho lawn and the
palms and the vista of the ever-rolling
ocean made a picture never setfn ouU
side of the tropics.
The newly wedded couple received
on the lanai and Mrs. Williams and
Miss E. Castle received the guests at
"When the wedding. was over and
the congratulations had somewhat
subsided a sumptuous supper was
served, during the progress of which
the newly wedded couple quietly took
their flighL They will spend their
honeymoon on the other side of the
Sailors Row on Board.
Henry ' Oastrom, Hans Olsen and
Relnast Robinson, three sailors on
the Prince Victor, were arrested night
before last for raising a disturbance.
Captain Sorrenson ordered them to
keep order, whereupon one of the sailors
attempted to assault him. The
police were notified and Lieutenant
Bellman went down and arrested the
pugnacious sailors. Yesterday morning.
Captain Sorreason charged Oas
trom with assault with a weapon dan
gerous to life. Tho other two were
charged with drunkeaness. They will
be tried in the moralng.
Pfiin m LEPROSY
1 1 HID Ml
Board of Examiners
HE WILL BE HELD AT KAUHI
NEVER ADHERED TO STATEMENT
THAT HE HAD CURED
Dr. Cooper Thipks San Francisco
Bo'ard of Health Has Been Done
An Injustice Would Believe Its
Members Before Their Accuser.
The leprosy case of George Pratt,
who arrived on the steamship China,
was thoroughly tested yesterday Ly
the board of examiners of the Board
of Health and pronounced to be that
disease beyond the shadow of a doubt.
Pratt was left at tne Kalihi receiving
station, where there is accommodation
for lepers and suspects iind the-e
he will be kept until the return of the
steamship China from the Orient;
when he will be returned to San Fran
The members of the Board who ex
amined the leper yesterday met with
an unusual kind of a case of that dis
ease. The remarkable observation of
the doctors was that the sores on the
body of the man seem 'to have healed
up -and that the disease has the appearance
of existing only in a subdued
or arrested form. A few of the
fingers of Pratt have disappeared 't
the joints and his toes and the fore
joints of his feet have vanished baek
to the insteps. -No sores-" mark The
spots and only in a place or two :n
the body are there black spots. A
portion of the left forearm from th.'
wrist backward is so completely
that a knffe could pierce to
the marrow without Pratt finding it
The physicians made up their
minds that Pratt's leprosy has probably
been in that arrested state Tor
many years. They place no confidence
in the story that he has cured himself.
Dr. Cooper, one of the brightest young
physicians in the city, and a member
of tho Board of Health and the examining
board, said that he looked noon
the rase as being like that of a
syphillitic which may carry the latent
germs of disease for many years.
This, like that disease, is liable to
break out at any moment and to suppose
such a thing as a cure has not
seriously been considered by the examiners.
Indeed Pratt never held to
the statement that he had cured him
self with any degree of tenacity. He
said it. to be sure, but he dropped tint
assertion in a minute or two and as
in numerous other phases of his case
he persisted in making loose statements
and then contradicting them.
As to contagion Pratt's disease nri
be like any other leprosy and it may
not. The examiners, think there s
little or no danger from contagion,
but their actions belie their words,
for not one of them but was careful to
use disinfectants after handling the
afflicted man. The explanation reverts
back to the same supposition
that Pratt's disease, being in an
state and his skin being heal
ed, the germs of contagion are not
Before this leper can be deported
it will be necessary to communicate
with the head of the marine hospital
service and the treasury department
at Washington. The steamship China
will not return until the word from
Washington will have had time in
Dr. Cooper yesterday said that he.
did not feel free from doubt nlout the
San Francisco Board of Health hav
ing been responsible for sending this
leper here: Dr. Cooper personally
knows Dr. O'Brien, the San Francis
health officer, and he says that he will
not be easily led into placing such
motives at the threshold of that gentleman.
Dr. Cooper says the San
Francisco Board is composed of honorable
gentlemen and he is not to e
easily convinced that such a plot ever
existed. Connecting this with Pratt's
evident tendency to prevaricate Dr.
Cooper says he would be inclined to
give those gentlemen the benefit of
the doubt while such a doubt exists.
At the examination yesterday were
Drs. Wood. Cooper. Howard. Myers,
Emerson, and Bacteriologist Hoffmann.
COURT EXHIBITS WANTED.
Trial of Federal Suits Against Steamship
Claudine Begun Yesterday.
The trial of the consolidated cases
of J. S. Low and John Piltz against
the Wilder Steamship Company began
yesterday in the Federal court.
These suits have grown tJut of the
loss of the barkentine William Carson
in the collision last December
with the steamship Claudine. Low
claims 19000 for a part of the cargo
and Piltz who was master of the
wants $3906 for clothing and
apparel of himself aad wife.
The merits of the case were not
reached eterday owing to the appearance
of a reef in the form of exhibits
for evidence. The plaintiffs,
represented by Paul Netmaan, want
ed certain articles brought In from
the Supreme Court 'upstairs. The articles
are lanterns and models of the
two vessels, charts and other things
used in evidence in the recent big
damage snit of Hind and the
people against the owners 'of the
Claudine for the loss of the Carson.
That case has been appealed to the
Circuit Court of Appeals at San Francisco
and as a matter of coarse the
exhibits will have to go along with
the documentary evidence and papers
The Federal court, upon different and
distinct cases, was asked to get possession
of these exhibits, but Judge
Etee could not be induced to undertake
that plan for if the present suits
should be appealed the exhibits would
have to go along as z. part of the essentials.
Judge Estee said he would confer
with Chief Justice Frear for the purpose
of straightening the matter out,
but he suggested to the attorneys
that they enter into a stipulation to
have the same exhibits used In both
cases should both be appealed. This
suggestion seemed to be the solution
of the matter and will very likely be
The Mariposa Here.
The steamer Mariposa, after a roac'i
voyage of a little less than six days,
arrived and anchored of? the harbor
last evening. As it was after hours
the quarantine physician refuse 1 o
board the steamer and so she will
not be alongside the dock until after
seven this morning. Among those
aboard are Frank Hustace and wife.
Alexander Young and Ben Bruus.
The latter is well remembered here
as a clever comedian and all around
good fellow. He comes to stay tiffs
time. St '.
SOI FINE RICES
TODAY AT THE PARK
PROGRAM 0 RUNNING EVENTS
FOR THIS AFTERNOON GOOD
PURSES ARE PUT UP.
Balance Of Original Program Will Be
Carried Out Next Saturday And
Will Consist of Best Harness
At a meeting last, night The Honolulu
Driving Association decided o
have a Thanksgiving? Day race meet.
Today is Thanksgiving ar.u .tho
rares start at' 1 p. m. sharp, this afternoon
at Kapfolani Park. 'The ar
rangements were made last night
with the dash and vim of the inspired
last moment ami the races this afternoon
will be of -a like nature. Rain
or shine, the program goes and nothing
will be allowed to disappoint the
people. Despite the fact that the
track is heavy and in poor condition
for harness racing, a special named
1 ace was slated that will make an in
teresting variation from the progra. t.
composed otherwise of exclusive run
ning races. The horses that will go
in this special are Tom Ryder, Mon
goose and Fred Eros. The purse hunjr
up is $100.
The total amount of purse money
that will be contested for this after
noon is ?S00. These pui.."S will be
paid whether a dollar is taken in at
the gates or noL A subscription was
started last night among the members
of the Association to raise a guarantee
fund. In fifteen minutes, enough
was subscribed to insure prompt payment
of every obligation incurred today.
The program will be short and spicy
just the thing to aid digestion after
a big Thanksgiving dinner. It is as
Three-eighths mile dash, maiden
One-half mile dash, free for all.
Special trot or pace, named, 5100.
Three-fourths mile dash, Hawaiian
Three-fourths mile dash, free for
One mile dash, free for all, $175.
All entries close at 0 a. m. today
with Secretary Ayres at the Club
Stables. Withdrawals must be made
before 1 p. m.
G. Schuman was selected to have
charge of the ticket office and all finances.
Anyone wanting information
about privileges should see liim at the
"The remainder of the program as
published a few days ago for Thanksgiving
will be brought off Saturday,
December 1. This will make another
good half day of sports this week.
The purses " for Saturday's races
amount to $900. distributed as follows:
One and mile dash, free
for all. $175.
One mile dash. Hawaiian bred, $123.
One mile, team race. $100.
3.00 trotting or pacing, $100.
Hawaiian bred, trotting and pacing,
Free for alL trotting or pacing.
Entries for Saturday races will
close at noon Friday at the Club
Stables with Secretary Ayres.
M. H. DIggs. secretary of the asso
ciation, having gone to Hilo. submitted
his resignation and H. M. Ayres
was elected in his place.
F. Domingo Ferreira and 3lr. Nichols,
two jockeys previously suspended,
were reinstated br unanimous
vote of the association.
The regular meeting of the association
will be held tomorrow sight it
the Hawaiian hoteL "
NINE DAYS DUD
IN HIS 181
William Spooner Dies
Alone in His
CORONER'S JURY VIEWS REMAINS
BODY WAS FOUND ON THE FRONT
PORCH YESTERDAY BY
Deceased Was An Old Timer And
Was a Prosperous Contractor During
Early Days Was Aged Three
Score and Ten.
The dead body of Wm. Spooner was
found yesterday morning sitting upright
in a chair In front of his cottage
at Kalihi. The condition of his remains
showed that life had been extinct
for more than a week. In fact,
disintegration was so far advanced
that no examination of the body could
be made and an autopsy was not to be
lust as the coroner's jury was about
to conclude its inquest over the remains
of the man found up Nuuanu
roadjka telephone message came to
.DeputySheriff Chillingworth tellinjc
.himfithe discovery at the Kalihi
shacfc$FHe swore in the same jurors
tojserve on the Spooner case and
drove at once to Kalihi with the patrol
wagon. The jury had been for -day
viewing human bones and carrying
on an inquest upon an unusually
repulsive subject, but they were altogether
unprepared for thesight that
confronted them on the old hermit's
doorstep at Kalihi. Sitting upright in
an armchair, under the stoop, was
the corpse of William Spooner, where
he had evidently vainly sought lonely
comfort in his last unhappy moments.
Xear by was a teapot and a cup half
filled with tea. On a table was a bottle
of medicine, bought for him two
weeks ago by his neighbor, Nakuina.
In the opinion of all who saw the remains,
the old man had been dead
nine or ten days. The myriad worm
had been incessantly at work through
those nine or ten days. Nobody could
have identified the mass contained by
that armchair as the" body of William"
The jury lost all ambition to ever
serve in a like capacity again.
Dr. Pratt, executive officer of the
Board of Health, was sent for. He
viewed the remains and saw the futility
of any attempt at a post morten
examination. The body was buried
yesterday evening at Makiki cemetery.
Mr. Spooner was past the age of
seventy and lived a hermit's life in an
out of the way place in Kalihi. His
shack was at the end of a small lane,
Ewa of the Kamehameha school. Two
weeks ago the old man complained to
Nakuina, his nearest neighbor, of being
quite sick with his chronic trouble,
dysentery. Nakuina gave him a
bottle of medicine and since that time
would send the children each day to
see how their old neighbor was getting
along. The children would see
him sitting in his chair and would report
that fact at home. Yesterday
morning the children made discovery
that the man was dead and the
report came in.
Mr. Spooner was a pioneer in these
islands, having come here over, forty
years ago. In his prime he was a leading
contractor and builder. He prospered
at his business and owned considerable
property at the time of his
death, among which are
acres of valuable real estate in Kalihi.
In recent years he had become a"
excessive drinker and was decidedly
eccentric in his habits. Mrs. Wm.
Rice is his only surviving child.
The coroner's jury will convene :tt
9:30 this morning and conclude the
Not Clear Who will Be the Recognized
Party Leader for Hawaii at he
(From a Staff Correspondent).
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16- William
Way wood, collector of internal revenue
for the district of Hawaii, is going
to resign his position and come to
Washington to represent the sugar
planters of Hawaii. Mr. Haywood is
now in San Francisco. All that is
known here about his resignation is
that a telegram came here from him
a few days ago stating that he intended
to resign. This telegram did not
constitute a resignation, and he will
be recognized as the collector until
his formal resignation Is presented,
which probably will be within a few
Nobody here knows who is going to
succeed Mr. Haywood. No applications
or recommendations hare yet
yeached Washington. The Republican
correspondent is told that it is aot
quite clear who will be recognized in
the matter of future Hawaiiaa appointments.
Heretofore the senators from
all states have mixed up, but It is said
that the president does not like this
at all. and that in the future maybe
he will let the Hawaiian nave the
whole say about the thing. They can
hereafter reach the president through
their delegate fa congress.
This particular appointment is not
likely to be filled before December.
E. S. L.
HUNTERS OFF FOR WAIANAE.
Three , Gentlemen Left on a Thanksgiving
Wm. Muller, of the Hobron Drug
store; Fred Peachy, the Insurance-man,
and Mr. Allen, of E. O. Hall &
Son. started on the train yesterday
afternoon for a Thanksgiving shooting
excursion in the Waianae mountains.
They will be gone a couple of
days and promise to bring back one
mountain goat and a few turkeys.
They have taken along a supply of
"grub and guns and ammunition galore.
At the home of a native guide,
whom they will employ, they will
make their headquarters.
This will be the maiden hunting
trip in these islands for Mr. Muller
for he only arrived on the steamer
Queen. At Petaluma, California, from
whence he comes, he has acquired
quite a reputation for onslaughts upon
ducks and geese that did not know
it was Muller who was after them.
Mrs. H. B. Gehr Sick.
The steamer Kaiuiani specially
chartered arrived from Hilo yesterday
to acquaint Herbert B. Gehr of
the dangerous illness of his wife, who
has lately become a mother. Fears
were entertained for the life of the
lady and so Mr. Gehr was sent for. He
left in the steamer at 4 o'clock and
all haste will be made to land him in
Hilo at the earliest possible moment
It took the Kaiuiani about twenty-two
hours to make tlie run down.
WILL BE OBSERVED
'Twill Be Universally Observed As A
Holiday and With Extraordinary
Services In All The Churches.
Thanksgiving Day will be generally
observed as a holiday. It will be fit
tingly commenced with the services of
Thanksgiving in the various places of
worship in the city. Central Union
church and St. Andrew's cathedral
have arranged special programs of
music and from the pulpits of each
will come eloquent words calculated
to impress strongly "on the minds of
the hearers, the meaning of Thanksgiving
Day. The congregations of
the Christian and Methodist churches
will join in worship with the congregation
of Central Union, and Rev. G.
L. Pearson, of the Methodist church,
will preach the sermon. At St. Andrew's
eathedral, the Rev. Hamilton
Lee will occupy the pulpit,. In Kawai
ahao, there will be the regular
Thanksgiving services Rev. H. H.
Parker jvill preach. At the latter the
offertory will be given to the Victoria
Hospital for Incurables.
At the Catholic cathedral low mass
will be said by His Lordship the Bishop
of Panopolis at 9 a. m. There will
also be singing. Miss Alice Campbell
will render a solo. A collection will
be taken for the benefit of the Victoria
Hospital for Incurables. At the
conclusion of 'the mass the Te Deum
will be sung.
Owing to the indisposition of the
Rev. John Usborne, there will be no
service in SL Clement's chapel on
Thanksgiving Day. The services on
Sunday will be at the usual hours.
The Portuguese Protestant church
on Miller street will observe Thanks
giving Day. The services at that place
of worship will be rendered and a
short sermon preached by Rev. A. V.
A Thanksgiving gathering of the
Buddhists will take place in the yard
of the North Pacific Missionary Institute
on Punchbowl streeL There will
be sports of all kinds. A great many
invitation have been issued and it is
expected that there will be a large
attendance of foreigners as well as
Japanese, outside of the members
who have on many occasions, shown
their interests in the work.
There will be a concert in the Portuguese
Mission school this evening-An
excellent literary and musical program
has been arranged and a very
successful time is anticipated. An admission
fee of fifty cents will b6
charged, the proceeds to go toward
the purchase of new books for the
Superintendent Waldron. Frank
Atherton and C. A. Davis, the steno-
fgrapher. are making arrangements
for an entertainment to be given for
the boys of Trade School In the Boys'
Brigade building this evening. After
a literary amf musical program, refreshments
will be served.
According to the reports from the
fish market, the soldiers who stop
here en route to the Philippines, do
a little foraging in Honolulu by way
of getting their hands in for more serious
occasions farther on their journey.
Booths at the market have been
pilfered at night and the people in
charge lay it to the soldiers from the
transports. Ah. Foo. who runs a fruit
stand lost $15 worth of jams, canned
goods and vegetables one night while
the Sheridan was in port. A lot of
pine apples, bananas, apples and
oranges were also taken. The market
people are thinking of employing special
watchmen to guard their wares
while army transports are in port.
TIE BLEACHED BONES
No Hint as to His Identity
Has Been Developed.
A PLAGUE FATALITY SUGGESTED
ONLY TO BE SOON DISSIPATED
BY VERY POSITIVE SORT
Evidence Indicates That The Deceased
Was a Chinese and That He
Met Death Within the Past Six
The coroner's jury Impanneled in
the case of the unknown man, whose
remans were found up the Nuuanu
valley Tuesday morning, heard the
testimouy of three witnesses yestor
day and returned a verdict. Tho verdict
was of a very general nature.
The name of the dead man was unknown,
his nationality, the causo of
his death and the time of his death
were also leyond finding out. Tho
verdict merely states that the unknown
-man came to his death sometime
in the year 1900.
The three witnesses examined wore
Police Surgeon Dr. N. B. Emerson. I..
A. -Moore, keeper of the Nuuanu reservoir,
and M. Melin, a young man
employed in the Pali saloon.
Dr. Emerson believed the man had
been dead several months, at least
more than six months.
"That would take us back to about
plague time," said one of the Jurors.
The uncanny skull and tho hand f tils
of coarse short hair that lay. exhibited
on the table, were repulsive In
more ways than common, when it was
suggested that they belonged to a
man, who, stricken with the plague,
crawled out into the bushes to die.
Dr. Emerson related that close inspection
failed to discover any mark
of violence. He believed the man had
been of moderate size, not over 5 fett
G inches in height. His trousers
measured 30 Inches at the girth. His
was the ordnary decent
common to the middle walks t.f
iife. In one of his pockets was found'
1 string with tassels at each end.
uch as Chinamen use in fastening
their pantaloons. He believed the
man to have been past forty years rf
tge. There was nothing about tho remains
to indicate the cause" of death.
The testimony of Mr. Moore dispel-"d
all fear that it might have been a
ase of the plague. Just over the spot
where the remans found, the
limbs of the tree? had been recently
sawed off. Mr. Moore had done tho
work about two months ago and
could swear positively that the body
was not there at that time.
Mr. Moore said that the school children
found- the remains and reported
their discovery to one of his hired
men. Mr. Moore went down to the
place. He said the man, to ail appearances,
had gone there to take a
nap and had failed to wake. He had
been near the spot often lately, but
had not noticed any evidence of the
presence of a dead body. He said he
had seen the Chinese woman, now under
arrest for beating Ah Ho, picking
guavas through that section of tho
woods not long ago. He was of the
opinion that the death had been comparatively
reccnL When asked how
he accounted for the clean skeleton,
he said that a body would not lie a
week in the woods here and have a
vestige of flesh left on its bones. Th
mongoose, the rats and the ants
would pick his bones In short order.
Young Melin said that about six or
even weeks ago. whenever the wind
blew from the direction of the spot
where the body was found, he detected
the stench of a dead body.
orders were noticeable for two weeks,
Special officers were detailed yesterday
to canvas the neighborhood tip
the Nuuanu valley to ascertain If any
person had been missing. No one
was reported. ,-
The mystery of the bleached bone
HE WATERED THE MILK
AND -PAID m FINE
Sylvanus Nobrigga, proprietor of
the Enterprise Dairy, was fined $30
and costs on Tuesday for adulterating
milk. Tho comptaint was made by
Mr. Lutted, proprietor of the New
Bakery. This is me second
complaint within a month from this
source. Food Inspector Shorey is
making a determined effort to suppress
the peddling of 'mpure milk.
The profits of adulteration, when 30
to 40 per cent of water is added, are
so great that dairymen can well, afford
to pay an occasional $50 fine.
The SL Catharine Reported.
The bark SL Catharine, twenty-seven
or twenty-eight days out of Sai
Francisco, was reported off Diamond
Head last evening. She brings all
sorts of live stock, hogs, chickens,
turkeys and so on for this port.
Her Case Is Hopeless.
What could woman do in politics
when she couldn't hit the speaker
with one egg out of 500?
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