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VOLUME II. 20. 1C4 HONOLULU, H. T., "WEDNESDAY, Dl&EJLBER 19, 190a PRICE HTE GENTS
FAMED CITIES OF IKE
THE APPROACH TO SIDNEY HEADS
THEY STAND LIKE GRIM SENTINELS
GUARDING THE CITY
Some Experiences in Railroad Travel
In Australia Not Much Like the
Modern .Trains Found in America
Visit to the Courts.
MELBOURNE, Australia, Nov. 22.
1900. From Samoa to Auckland, N. Z.,
a distance of 1594 miles, is one of tho
most pleasant and Interesting sections
of the great journey to the Southern
Hemisphere, because of the rapid
change of seasons and the loss of a
day in crossing the ISOth meridian.
No other special feature invites tho
attention of the traveler. Auckland is
a charming city of 65,000 people, cos
mopolltan in Its character and metropolitan
In its commerce. The approach
to the city Is unlike the horrid
picture too often presented in harbor
surroundings; i. e., the location
of offensive and foul smelling industries
and unsightly dumping grounds
of refuse, but the city on the one hand
hugs the harbor with her splend'd
buildings, veritable temples of commerce,
and her broad and handsome,
streets only end in their approach to
the boundless Bea. On the other hand
are beautiful suburban towns. The
dwellings all standing upon little
promontories and capes Jutting out
into the hnrbor, all connected with the
city by an endless series of ferry-boats.
Not unlike "Punchbowl" is "Mount
Eden." an extinct volcano now practically
In the center of the city, for
tho residence districts surround its
base entire. From- its summit there
is presented ,n panorama unequaled
tor beauty, scenic variety and interest,
the city lies like a fawn at the
feet of its mother; the waters of the
harbor arc beyond, nnd then, turning,
we soon the beautiful homes and gardens,
highways and hedges, delightfully
shaded by a great variety of forest
and ornamental trees.
The city Is an important port of
call; hor imports are distributed
throughout the island, and her exports
of mutton, hides and cereals,
kauri gum and timber represent valuable
and diverse industries.
I must hasten on. however, to me
great port of entry of the southern
hemisphere. From Auckland to Syd
nev the distance, 1272 miles, Is run in
four days or less.
The approach to Sydney Heads is
grand, pecultnr and magnificent in its
ruggodness. It Is grand because tho
great heads that rise out of the depths
of old ocean seem to stand as lone
sentlnols, Inviting, guarding and directing
the mariner into one of the
most perfectly land-locked harbors in
the world. It Is peculiar because it
simply presents a gateway for the passage
of marine craft; the heads approach
toward each other from either
side, and so close arc "they .from point
to point, that great care and generalship
is necessary to enter through this
-The Heads" 'arc magnificent because
of their marvelous formation
nnd plcturesqno surroundings. They
rise nearly perpendicular to a height
of perhaps one hundred feet, and as
the waves beat upon their sides and
break into mountains of foam against
the huge rocks, they fall back as if
hanstcd from tho task they seem to
have set themselves to do to wash
away Sydney Heads.
Once in the great harbor the voyager
Is surrounded by the beautiful
suburbs of the city; and there are no
more lovely building sites, anywhere
In the world." From the tops of the
surrounding hills the incoming shipping
from all tho nations of the earth
pass In constant panorama; tho lighthouses
ntf night illumine the entire
coast line with their mighty incandescent
burners of various colors and
hues, and turn the darkest night into
a star-light of splendor.
The pleasure and, excursion boats,
with bands and orchestras attuned in
harmony with the song of the waves,
and the sound of merry laughter of
plcknlckers and pleasure seekers, all
unite in one grand, continuous sea carnival
by day and nighL
It was near noon when we made
fast at Sydney pier. Shall I ever forget
the noise, the confusion, the cries
of the van men for luggage, and the
cab men for passengers, and friends
cheering from pier to deck and derk
to pier, the porters looking for a
"bob." the stewards for a final "tip,"
the customs officials for spirits and tobacco,
nnd the sailors opening tho
hatches, and her majesty's postal officers
eager for the tons of mail en
Sydney 'is a great object lesson to
the world. She is practically a free
port of entry, with exceptions already
indicated, and light duties on but few
articles of luxury; and it looks it; her
myriad of piers are crowded with
ocean craft from every clime, loading
and unloading, charging and exchanging
commodities and building up a
commercial metropolis with a rapidity
that is the wonder of the world. She
Is important as a commercial city.
Within the last six years her imports
from the United States have Increased
296 per cent, and her great machinery
emporiums are bazaars of American
tools. Her streets are throbbing beneath
the bustle and confusion of a
mighty commerce; her stores corn-most
favorably with those In American
cities of like size. Her public
buildings are monuments of architectural
magnificence, constructed principally
of stone; her hotels are in
keeping with the progress of the city;
her gardens and parks are exquisitely
outlined and the selection of trees.
shrubs, plants and flowers are Incomprehensible
in. variety, gathered as
they have been from every corner of
the earth Her Manly Beach, Newport.
Rock Lily and Narrabeen resorts
are picturesque enough to please the
most exacting, and each provide a
cuisine that will tickle the palate of
the most fastidious epicure.
It was my privilege while in Sydney
to be the guest of New South Wales'
greatest statesman, ex-Premier G. H.
Reid, and was charmed with his
manner, delighted with his hospitality
and surprised at his familiarity
with American institutions and
American statesmanship. Through
his courtesy I attended a sitting of the
supreme court and sat in the sacred
presence of begowned and wigged
judges, and listened to a tedious discussion
by barristers whose ''white
wigs presented a strange contrast to
the black growth of hair beneath.
"Shades of General Jackson!" imagine
Magoon or Thurston disguised
with a huge gray wig terminating in
a queue ueninu, pleading neiore me
bar at Honolulu! But such is custom,
and in the British courts is religiously
But little can bo said in compliment
to the engineering done in the city.
The.stroets are crooked, narrow, wide,
run in every direction conceivable,
and In a number of inconceivable directions,
and the "tramway," or street
car system, is as varied In character
as the streets are bewildering. The
tramway on George street is a modern,
strictly electric line; other
lines are operated by a monstrous,
"dummy" locomotive, and the
cars are not unlike an ordinary box
car (on a small scale, of course-, with
doors In the side for the ingress and
egress of passengers, each seat run
ning entirely across the car.
From Sydney to Melbourne the dis
tance is 530 miles, and the journey can
be made by rail or boat; but if made
by rail in an Australian "carriage"
you would wish you had gone by boat,
and if you are a passenger on one of
the caostline "tubs" you wiuld wish
you had gone by fail. Indeed, you are
quite in the position of the fellow with
two girls: "How happy he would re
with one were the other dear charmer
Imagine, if you can, travel on tho
Australian railways. The "carriages"
(with but few exceptions, where they
have introduced the American corridor
cars) are divided In apartments
capable of seating eight persons, entered
from the side, the "guards" first
inspecting your tickets as you enter,
then locking the door on the outside,
nnd like the negro in the wreck, "there
you Is," without a single convenience
of any kind. The car is without heat:
every traveler "to the manor born"
carries his own robe or blanket to
cover over, his or her legs; no water
for the thirsty, no dining car for the
hungry, no lavatory, and last but not
least, no speed. The smoking cars,
however, have an additional conveni
ence not found In the other "carriages,"
they are provided with
which may be described as a
funnel in the floor, through which
the passenger can expectorate onto
the ground beneath the train These
cuspldores have one great advantage,
however, over the modern nickel and
brass spitoons provided on the luxurious
American cars they are never
full and can never be upset.
Approaching your destination, you
gather up your "luggage" and await
the unlocking of your apartment by
the leisurely moving guard, and are
then expected to surrender your ticket
under most Inconvenient circumstances.
Usually with hands and arms
full, you must fish your ticket from
some inaccessible pqeket ere the
"guard" permits you to step out on
The "goods" ears are short and are
generally labeled "To carry S to 10
tons," The "engine drivers" and firemen
stand throughout the journey, the
cabs not being provided with the luxury
of a seat. The locomotives are
bnllt with their cylinders underneath
Continued on Eighth. Page.
TWO JURIES II WORK
Mystery of the Deaths
is Slowly -Lilting
BENNETT WIS A "HIGH ROLLER"
MISS SCHNEIDER LOANED HIM
HER MONEY UNDER PROMISE
OF BIG DIVIDENDS.
Both Had Talked of Suicide as a
Means of Escape From Their
Troubles Testimony S- of Their
The veil of mystery surrounding the
suicide of Bennett, the scout, and the
fatal poisoning of Clara Schneider
was' lifted, just a little, by the labors
of the coroner and the two juries yesterday.
The Bennett jury heard the
taking of testimony at the Schneider
The facts brought forth do not prove
that Miss Schneider was murdered.
It seems,clear, however, that the two
deaths were closely related and that
the scout was at the bottom of the
troubles -which weighed so heavily upon
the head of Miss Schneider the day
before her death. It is also appears
certain that his dealings with Miss
Schneider so preyed upon the mind
of the scout, that he, ended his life ly
his own hand.
So x as testimony has been taken,
it appears that Miss Schneider may
have committed suicide or she may
have been the mere victim of an over
dose of morphine, taken to allay headache
'and induce sleep. The murder
theory has not taken a strong hold on
the minds of the hearers.
Was It a Double Suicide?
That it was a double suicide, growing
out of the complicated relations
between the deceased twain, is the
conviction gradually dawning on the
majority who are following the case.
The testimony yesterday established
the fact that Bennett was a borrower
of money from Miss Schneider to the
amount of S400. It was established
that she had repeatedly tried in vain
to get the money back, and had worried
herself into a state bordering n
nervous prostration about the matter.
Her hand had been asked in marriage
by Bennett and he met with a refusal.
He had asked her to be his housekeeper
with a similar result. He had
gotten all her money. He either
could not or would not pay it back.
Miss Schneider said to a friend when
speaking of her finances: "If 1
thought I would not get my money 1
would not want to live."
, The testimony of Mr. Ottmann was
of an attempt on the part of Bennett
to commit suicide the night of the
Prince David luau, and effectually exploded
Bennett's reputation for sobriety
and good morals.
Mrs. Lemke's Story.
The inquest was conducted by D
uty Sheriff Chiliingworth. Mrs. Paul
Lemke was quite a close friend of
Clara Schneider. On the stand she
told an interesting story. She said
that she became acquainted with Mi.;s
Schneider when she first came to the
islands five years ago. When she re
turned a second time in 1S98, the acquaintance
was resumed and grew
a close friendship. Mrs. Lemke at
this time kept Miss Schneider's money
and papers. At first she did not
have much money but her savings
gradually accumulated to the amount
of $200. Besides this she had $100 in
the states represented by a mortgage.
Witness last saw Miss Schneider alive
in the latter part of October, when
she called for a short visit at the
Lemke home on Punchbowl street
At that time Miss Schneider did not
feel well satisfied wih herself. She
was thinking much of the time about
her brother in Seattle and about her
parents ?ln Germany. Mrs. Lemke
saw nothing about her manner at this
time that made her think Miss Schnei
der might commit suicide. The witness
said that in August she visited-Miss
Schneider at Waikiki. Miss
Schneider told Mrs. Lemke at this
time that Mr. Bennett had made her
a proposal o marriage. She said sh
refused and offer and told Mr. Bennett
that he was old enough to be her
father. Miss Schneider held ten shares
of McBryde sugar stock. Mr. and
Mrs. Lemke always looked after the
payment of the assessments.
Bennett's Anxious Inquiries.
Mrs. Lemke had known Bennett
since he first came to vthe islands.
When the Lemkes were running the
White House; he had a room with
them and lived there until June, 1S99.
She said, that Bennett called at their
nome on Punchbowl street Wednesday
evening of last week, the day Miss
Schneider died. His visit was between
7 and S o'clock. He was dressed in a.
fine suit of black. He told Mrs. Lemke
that he came to ask how Miss
Schneider wis getting along.; When
she told him that Miss Schneider was
dead, he could not believe it at first,
and finally said that it was too bad
and seemt to be quite sad over it.
He said that he had telephoned to the
Nc'imunr home that day betweer If
and 1 and that he had been toli that
Miss Schneider was a little better.
Later in the afternoon he telephoned
again and was told that no one was at
home, so he came to the Lemke home
for Information. Mrs. Lemke told
him of the hour of the funeral nert
day and he said he would attend. She
noticed that Mr. Bennett did not attend
the funeral. At the visit Bennett
told Mrs. Lemke that Miss Schneider
had telephoned him on Tuesday1
him for $20 to pay her assessments
on sugar stocks. He told nr
over the 'phone that herworild have
the money the next day. Bennett
claimed to have Ioanedher ?80 last
June. He said that she." had paid all
this back except $10.
Mrs. Lemke said that since Bennett
had committed suicide, she? believed
he had had something to dowith the
death of Miss Schneider. Befprg leaving
the stand Mrs. Lemke saiathat
sometime ago, she ceased to Iookafter
Miss Schneider's money.
Loaned Her Money to a Main
Mrs. Paul Neumann told the story
of the discovery oi Miss Schneider in
a dying condition, as has been related
in The Republican." She said that
Miss Schneider had been greatly worried
of late. She had wanted to go
to Seattle to visit her brother andwas
agitated because she had no money.
Miss Schneider had told her that she
had loaned her money to a man and
could not get it back. Around the
house, Miss Schneider was very quiet.
She was often found crying and in explanation
would say that she was
homesick. In October, Miss
Schneider had a carrying spell of
three days duration. When approached
by Mrs. Neumann, she said: "Oh,
I'm in terrible trouble. I don't' know
what I will do. I must pay money
and have none." Mrs. Neumann offered
to advance her a reasonable
sum. This, she declined to accept.
Within a day or two, however, she
said she would take the money. Accordingly
Mrs. Neumann gave her a
check for $50. "Of this I think she
gave ?20 to Mrs. Lemke to pay sugar
assessments and the balance went to
'this man,' i suppose," said the witness.
A newsletter was introduced aC this
point, which was found by Mrs. Neumann
in liss Schneider's room. On
the back of the envelope was an
in the handwriting of Miss
Schneider: "Gave Frank $25." Tne
note read as follows:
Oct i.J, 1900.
"Dear Friend. Send me twenty dollars
by this boy. I can't well go to
town to-day and 1 kneed that much
more In making up a lone to a party
hear will telephone to you again this
evening for I want to talk to you.
The entry made by Miss Schneider
on the back of the envelope is thought
to account for a large block of the
money secured .on Mrs. Neumann .
Some of Her Last Words.
Margaret Wilder, the old colored
nurse, was the last of the household to
have a talk with Clara Schneider. She
satin the door Tuesday evening until
after 8 o'clock, talking to Miss Schnei
der, while the latter was writing a
note at a table inside. The colored
woman told the, jury how nervous
Miss Schneider was as she wrote,
there in the evening, and said it was
a note that she must deliver herself
to a friend. When the note was finished,
shCarose and said to the
gress: well mammy, l nope l win
see you again." "Yes, I hope so,"
said Mammy; "you talk like you might
not come back."
"Oh." said Miss Schneider, "I'll try
to get back."
Miss Schneider then went away to
meet her friend and was seen no more
by the people of her household until
next morning when she was found dying
on her bed.
The negress knew a good deal about
the troubles, of Miss Schneider. She
said that on one occasion, about a
month ago, Bennett came by on horse
back and that Miss Schneider went
out and gave him a $20 gold piece.
"As she passed me," said the witness,
"she showed me the money and
said on returning. 1 gave him my last
gold Hawaiian money. He will put
It to work for me." After this incident
the witness said Bennett had not
been at the place again Miss Schneider
would often wonder why he did
not come. She often went out at night
and her time of home-coming, was unknown
to the old nurse. The Tuesday
before, her death, she complained ci
being sick. She said she must come
to town next day and get money to
get away from Honolulu writh. She
told the nurse she would go to Manila.
Before, when she was blue, she always
talked of aping to her brother at Seat-tie.
Miss Schneider as a Money Lender.
Minnie Comyn proved aivdiuable
witness. She had knownMlss Schneider
two years, and was ob confidential
(CoBtinued oa Page 10T
HIS STARTLING STORY
in SLIM YOLCANO
Attorney General Dole
Excepts to AzbilTs
ATTORNEY DAVIS ON THE WARPATH
JAPANESE ILLEGAL IMPRISONMENT
DENIED BY JUDGE EDINGS.
Protective League Sensation Reported
Yesterday Does Not Suit the Various
Lawyers and They Go So Far
as to Brand It as False.
The startling story told at the Protective
League .meeting of a mock
trial and illegal imprisonment of a
crowd of Japanese, by the Rev. W. K.
Azbill, has liberated a sort of verbal
volcano. The whole legal fraternity,
that have had some interest in the
matter, is up in arms. Particularly is
Attorney General E. P. Dole incensed
and yesterday to a Republican reporter
he dictated the following statement:
"In regard to the statement of Rev.
Mr. Azbill, published in this morning's
Republican, the facts, as I understand
them, are as follows: On
the ISth day of May last a Japanese
by the name of Okawa Yohachiro was
attacked at Kailua, North Kona; both
of his legs, one of his arms, and his
nose, were broken, and he was otherwise
severely injured. He was left
apparently dead, and the remarkable
thing about the case is, that he is still
alive. Twelve Japanese were indicted
for the crime at the October term
of court at North Kohala. All had a
full and fair trial by jury and one was
acquitted and eleven were convicted.
Mr. Cathcart, the deputy attorney
general, who tried the case on behalf
of the Territory, gave George A.
Davis, the attorney for defendants,
thirty days in which to perfect a bill
of exceptions. He subsequently gave
Messrs. Robertson & Wilder, who
were also of counsel for the defendants,
eighteen days more. If the alle
gations of Mr. Azbill had any foundation
in fact, certainly Mr. Davis, Mr.
Robertson and, Mr. Wilder would have
been prompt to have taken advantage
Attorney George A. Davis who defended
the Japanese of whom Mr.
Azbill spoke was most indignant yesterday
over the Reverend gentleman's
charge. Said he: "I defended those
Japanese with all my power. The evidence
brought forward by the prosecution
was as strong as I ever saw in
any case. For a whole hour and a
half I tried to break the positive identification
of the guilty men but could
not Every single man was positively
identified and in such a convincing
manner that no sane man could doubt
that they were the men and that Jhay
were guilty. I think both jury and
judge were evceedingly lenient with
them. They were charged with assault
with intent to commit murder,
for which they may have been imprisoned
for five years. The jury modified
this to assault with a cngerous
weapon, which carries imprisonment
up to two years. In fixing the sentence
as he did Judge Edings was very
lenient indeed I told the Japanese
that I could get them a new trial, but
advised them against it for I believed
then and believe now that if another
trial was had the accused men would
have been found guilty of the original
charge and been much more severely
dealt with. When Rev. Mr. Azbill
says that only three men were tried
he simply lies. They were all given
a fair and Impartial trial, and the
men should be thankful that their fate
has been no worse."
Judge Tidings, the man who tried
the case, is also up in arms, declaring
that such a tale must have been the
Inventions of a lucid imagination. He
says that the trials occupied two day3
and were all jury trials.
Immediately after the Protective1
League meeting. Mr. Azbill said: "My
assistant, a Japanese by the name of
Toute, is a sugar planter in Kona. It
was from him' that I first got tho
story. 1 have since heard that the
guilty men among the number convicted
are unanimous in stating the
innocence of the three Japanese.
Their-wives all swear that they were
apart from the scene of the crime at
the time it was committed."
BOMBS UNDER A SAFE.
Ghastly Discovery in the Offices of thai
Kapiolan! Estate Co.
There was a good deal of excitement
in the office of the Kapfolani Estate
Company yesterday morning by
the discovery of two large bombs under
one of the smaller safes In tho it
hallway The bombs "were discovered
in moving the receptable for Taloables
and as It was a mystery they czme
from it caused a little uneasiness.
Somebody suggested a robbery plot
and then It was thought that maybe
the instruments of destruction had
been placed there with a view to getting
them easily and firing them at
John Wise. A well-known raember vi.
the Republican central committee
hearing of the bombs' thought that
they were hought for the purpose of
signalling to the Advertiser in advance
of all the other papers that
David had been elected to Congress
at the late election and that as they
were not used they were put away and
forgotten until pulled from their resting
The ghastly find has not been referred
to the police.
The Court of Hawaii, No 3769, I. O.
F.. met last evening and elected the
following officers who will be Installed
Fred W. Weed, C. R.; U B. Ripley.
P. C. R.; J Hills. V. C. R-; L. H.
R. Secy; J. M. Moon. F. Sec"y:
J. M. Webb. Treas.; Rev. G. L. Pearson.
Orator: J. H. Shelhamer. Sr. W.
W ; Chas. J. Day, Jr. W. W.; H E.
Hendricks, Sr. B.; C. W. Weatherwax,
Jr. B. .
Judge Edings to Act
Chief Justice Frear has appointed
Judge Edings of the third circuit court
to act as substitute judge in place or
Judge Little of the fourth circuit who
will be disqualified to sit in a number
of cases which will come up at the
January term to be held at Hilo. Judge
Little has acted as attorney in numerous
cases and is therefore disqualified
to sit as judge in their nearing.
MOTION FOR DISMISSAL
IN Oil JOBLITT'S CASE
JUDGE HUMPHREYS TOOK UNDER
ADVISEMENT TILL FRIDAY-GOVERNMENT
Arguments Pro and Con Upon the
Legal Right of the Board cf
Health to Withhold a Physician's
License for Causes Alleged.
Dr. W. S. Noblitt was on trial yesterday
before Judge Humphreys upon
the charge of practicing medicine
without a physician's license. Upon
a motion to dismiss, the case is now
under advisement until Friday afternoon.
The prosecution in the charge of
Deputy Attorney General Cathcart
went througn a sort of routine of proof
merely to show the relation Dr. Nob-lilt
bore to his annulled certificate
from the board of health which was
cancelled upon the recommendation of
that body by the Minister of the
of the republic.
Secretary Charles Wilcox of the
board of health as custodian of the
minutes of the board produced the
records of the meetings upon the subject
and explained them in full. He
said that Noblitt's license was recom
mended to be revoked for professional
misconduct in connection with Ferdan
the "Quaker" medicine man. The motion
was made by Attorney General
H. E. Cooper.
ii. C. Ross who was clerk in the Interior
department related the formalities
connected with the revocation
and read the impress of a letter notifying
Dr. Noblitt of the action and requesting
him to call and present his
license for cancellation.
Deputy Sheriff Chiliingworth told
of the arrest of Dr. Noblitt and said
that he had asked the doctor if he was
practicing without a license and be
received an affirmative answer Mr.
Chi.ngworth always stands up to testify
and he looks fiset rate. He has a
fine form that shows off well under
any circumstances. His uniform fits
him like a glove and his snapping
black eyes are very nice to gaze up
on. After his testimony the government
rested its case.
L. C. Bitting for the defense made
a motion for dismissal. He said something
about the board's action being
arbitrary, captious, capricious and
vengeful and said it was in excess of
the discretionary power vested in that
body. He said no statutory offense
had been proven and the evidence was
insufficient for a conviction. He said
th eboard's resolution pointed out no
violation of the law and elafmod fhAt
no one questions the morality, ability
and qualifications of Dr. Noblitt He
spoke of the jealousies of the "medical
trust" saying that it attempts to
germinate a law not found on the
Mr. Cathcart said the fact of a man
being once permitted by the board in
practice did not prevent the board
from pronouncing a subsequent disqualification.
The notable point 'n
Mr. Cathcart's talk was where he said.
In referring to a contrary Tiew taken
by the supreme coart of California,
that that coart reversed itself oftencr
than any otheT cc-art In America and
was noted for not including the
brightest jarors In the state.
Jti'ise Hnmphrcy3 said a nice point
of law was raised and he would reserve
his decision till tho time stated.
US CHARTER MAKERS
J. H.nSHER NAMED FOR CHAIRMAN
MR. SMITH AND MR. KAULUKOU
PROPOSE DELAY FOR
Mr. Slewart Called Meeting to Order
Interchange of Boquets 3etween
Some Candidates Mr. Davis Sees
a Rock Ahead Rowe's Address.
Tae Republican charter commission
met the firit time l night and
started on the- wor of permanent
organization Officers wertr quickly
elected and Lit I115 uvx otnorwjgc accomplished
co,ssst.'J m the main of
the exchange of pleasantries. The
members went home feeling that thoy
had received some very touching compliments
but one thunder cloud arose
in the not very distant horizon that,
alas, some of the members wane no
Charter for two years. With this u.l
dreamed of, unexpected and extraordinary
surprise the meeting still went
on. That is to say no adjournment
sine die has been mentioned as yet-.
T. McCants Stewart called the meeting
to order and the following officers
were elected: Chairman, J. H. Fisher;
secretary. Carl Widemann; treasurer,
Considerable discussion took place
concerning the method of procedure
After several opinions had been ,glve:i.
Ed. Towse moved that a committee of
five be elected by an informal vote to
formulate a plan of operation. Those
elected were W. O. Smith. T McCants
Stewart, A. V. Gear, George A. Davis.
James Boyd and George W. Smith.
Mr. Boyd and Mr. Smith tied for fifth
place and Jhen ensued an extremely
Interesting parliamentary boquet
throwing match. Mr. Boyd thought
that as Mr. Smith had been born and
raised beneath the American flag, and
was well acquainted with American
municipalities, that he should be on
tho committee, and therefore he withdrew
iu favor of Mr. Smith.
In his half of the Inning Mr. Smith
stated that he was of tho opinion that
a Hawaiian should be on that committee.
He also went on to say that when
he came to Hawaii in 1SS0. he know
no more concerning American municipalities
than a new born babe, a
statement which he had no difficulty
in making his hearers believe
For several Innings neither side
scored and compliments flew thick
and fast across the room, but finally
Boyd knocked out a home run and
won the game, by moving that the
first five names with the exception of
him&tlf constitute a committee. This
motion was seconded and passed before
Mr. Smith could further dilate
upon Mr. Boyd's virtues, so the former
resigned himself to fate.
After considerable dlscusflon on the
duty of the committee. Mr. Smith
arose and addressed the committee.
"It Is the feeling about town." he said
"and particularly that of the newspapers
of the city, that the republican
non-partisan charter commission had
been appointed for the purpose of
blocking a charter." For his own nart.
he thought that it would be best to
let the charter go over until next election
.but as long as the commission
was at It, he thought the matter Ought
to be carried through with a will, and
he desired to hear the sentiments of
the committee on the matter. At tbfci
point Mr. Fisher stated that the commission
had been appointed by the
republican territorial committee, and
not by the press of Honolulu. No one
seemed to question the accuracy of
Mr. Kanlukou thought that the charter
should go over for two years, and
so expressed himself.
W. O. Smith sought to Impress upon
the committee the magnitude of tho
job ahoad of it He stated that a
charter that should stand could only
be made after a most careful and diligent
Mr Davis stated that k was easy
enough to make a charter but the hard
part comes In In making the legislature
E. C. Rowe gave Teat to eloquent
bursts of thanks for the greatest honor
which had been bestowed upon Mm
by the territorial republican committee.
In a lengthy speech he stated-that
hl3 companions in life, the. laboring
men were for the charter.
The meeting adjourned till Thursday
Daniel Kaai and Thomas Davelin
were reprimanded and discharged oy
Judge Wilcox yesterday. They were
arrested for unseemly disturbance at
the Orpheum theater.
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