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Supplement to the Saturday Press, April 9th, 1881.
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Examination of Petitioners.
We u,lo subjoined llio evidence eliclid mi the
second nml third da) a of Ihu etainiiintiuii of the
signers of tlic (H'tltlon for tin- roinimitntinn of
sentence on l'olun.
I ho Couiuiitlii met nualn tin li iiptoliitmcut on
Silunluy nt 10 . m. nt the ('hniubers of (1h Chief
'I'lie pxniiiliiiliiiiii nml Inquiries wore directed as
on tlic former ocnislon tooliliiin all tin- inforinii
tluli wlbli which illicit tend to mtluciico tlu
Committee to recommend tlip condemned iiixii
In addition lotlip evidnnoet ikon .Mr. . S llurl
woll offered to submit to the Coniiultloo n ttntmt
of rpcpnt losnl authorities lieirino; un Hip cl
dciices or presumptions of iusiullvof orsims nt
ti'iupliiiK suicide, which tho (Viiiinitlpp HiKiiitlcil
tlip would bo pleased to receio from him.
Father ltaymond ilo In li iihIp HimiI n written
statement which Im filed with tlic Committee.
Poluu told mc, Hint his wife luul frequently pro
voked liim to w mill. Hint ho coiilil not hour with
her mi) limner. Up tolil hip Hull lie wnsiiitoxi
rnlpil. " Thnt lio li.nl ilrnnk thrpo glasses of liquor,
nml was hdtO.ii. l'hii was at Hip timo when ho
went to coiniml tho deed. He suid she hnil pro
inisod to limp intercourse wiih no othpr person.
Ho said that he hid a wife li inn. 1" Ihiim
apart from Iut. I saw Poluu for tliu ilrst time
early in March, in prison, lit- is n ipilit nml
thoughtful mini, lio 11 not liku tlm most of his
eouiitri men, now is penitent. ll 1 hnvp lpirnpil
of him", is from himself, llu is willing to dip.
ltov. 11. 11. 1'iirker: I.lvp 111 Honolulu. Hnu
soon l'nlu,seernl times in O1I111 1'risoii. Wpiit
ns n derm man. He save somew hit of the history
of his life. Thnt ho Hied in Honolulu uliout II)
jenrs, then went to H.imikui, Hawaii from
thence went to Knu where he iimile Hie acquaint--mice
of the woiii.ui whom he killeil ; then went to
Tliu 1, then returned to Knu, then lived ngnin with
her; llnnl'y she left him nnd went to live with
another in 111. Slid he killed her liecauso lie was
enr.iRod with her; he went to the housp nnd nipt
her nml the iiinn nt the door nnd killed her; ho
then tried to tnko his own life nml thought he had
succeeded, hut n doctor sewed up his wounds;
when he found thit he would lno he w.is relieved;
Slid thnt she despcr.ited his own house; snid she
jeered nml insulted "him. He mule these Htute
uients on my first visit to him mime months 11150 :
lie did not 8.1) lie wnsinsuie when he committed
the crime. 1 hno visited him nt least five times
tnlked with him nt length ; he should no siijns of
iiiKsntU; he slid he was overcome with pission
when lie did tliu deed. "trn pimi mi 1 Ayi mull."
He did notHW he was under the inlluence of li
quor nt the time ; lie slid he w.is responsible for
the crime; he was cry serious. The list timet
Vnw him wis Hindi) when ho was reprieed ; the
time prouous lie .sud hedeM-ned the punishment.
I hae wen Haw limns 111 111) times do strange
things, which to us uinsht seem Htr.uiau like
this, hut his soundness of iniiid was unclouded:
sud he 111 idu preparations for the iiiuriler; mid
he cut his tinkers accident illy, think he slid he
did so while rthirpuiiiii)5 the knife. He wns not
married to tho woman he killed ; she had told him
thnt she had lived with other men ; ho did not siy
hehullieeu driukitip.; ho told inery clear story
and M-euied tolue a ut.v cluir recollection of
Dr. It. MoKilibiu, Pliysicnu mid Sureon: Siw
Polua nt Oihu prison dny before jestord.iy nt re
ipiest of Committee, hid n lon(5 conversation with
him, inoitly 111 Hiwiiiim. Am accm tinted with
Hawaiian lanjsu 1150 : made inquiries of the keepers
of the prison. Malnihi, a Const ible, and Mr.Fyfe
the) sud lie was the Hame now as when he came
111. They slid he had no he ulaclie, no fever, ate
wi-ll mid slept well . I then reeated the questions
to him; ho confirmed those nnswen.; he said ho
hnil been well, just the sime us now ; he mid that
ho had had some trnuliln at Waikapu, had been
brought up for un assault nnd been imprisoned for
threo ears; slid lately ho had liw-d awhile lit
Hamnkui, said he was married, that his wife wns
liinj5 with another mnu at Hiimakua. He said he
had been HiiiK a )e ir and eijsht months (with the
exception of one month) with the woman no de
ce ised ; she followed him to Knu ; he Slid that up
to 11 short time before this unfortunnte occur
rencii he und she hnd lived together on the licst of
terms; that Intel) lie susoectid her lidelit), she
lived with a teamster, and sho did not take earo of
him us formerly ; one day ho s iw this man le.n in
his (I'ohm'sl room tlironi5li mi opening ; lie went
out with him and tnlked ery imultinul) to him,
(Polui)and made him vor) ainjry. Shortly nfter
ho saw her walking between two men holding their
hands and assed him, jeering nt and taunting
him; this mule him er) miRr); when he went to
his work he wns brooding over it; when ho came
home from his work she was not at home, but was
at tho house of tho other man, about 11 chain off ;
he became still incensed mid went nml got a bot
tle of uMthau from which ho drank home; said
ho then hnd made up his mind to kill her ; said ho
bought 11 knife becuuso ho had none 111 tho house
to cut la-ef with. I told him I hnd seen n knife
similar to tho one ho used, mid it was not such a
one n.i he used for domestic urpo8vH, nnd was told
lio sharpened tho buck of it. What did jou do
that for? didn't )ou do it to kill the woman? Ho
said yes. My impression is Hint he said ho bought
it leforo drinking tho liquor, mid Hint he hnd
made up his mind to kill the woman before drink
ing ; he said he pioked up the club in tho carpenter
shop; he said he had hung up the woman's dress
before the window of his room, mid put up some
pieces of crape itltuut the room. He said he hung
up the dress to prevent them from seeing through
the window what ho was going to do, then he went
to tho house whero tho woman was; and waited a
minute or two till she came out with n Haucpimn,
the rami was with her 011 tho other side of tho pan;
be then struck nt tho woman, struck at tho back of
the neck, she fell on her side ; ho then tried to cut
her throat with the same knife ; did not know why
be did not kill himself ; said his ;ni', (darkness)
thnt came into his heait caused him to do this. At
present he is in perfectly sound mind ; there is no
excitement, he is perfectly cool ; from the man's
account and memory of the facts I should say he
waa not insane when he committed the deed ; but
from the taunts and diink he was excited. The
draping the room in the maimer he described I
should not .think showed insanity : the cutting
of the linger, I think he aaid wan accidental, so his
account impreaaed me, bat I do not remember dis
tinctly about that, he told me he bought the knife
the day he committed the deed ; wild he bought it
at th atore, and sharpened it fur the purpose of
l)r. J. H. MoOrew, Physician and Surgeon. Went
with Dr. McKlbbin to Oahu prison, hej inter
preted, finally found Polua could talk pretty
good Knuliah ; I have joat heard Dr. McKlbbiis
aUtoment and have no variation to make ; have
bacn practising medicine over HO year j I think
Polua la of perfectly Bound mind, waa cool and
aound In hla atatvmenta, from the atateuienta
which he made of hia aetiona I should judge him
to be a man alow to anger, luul been cool and col
leotad, and tnrchaaed the oioUhao to nerve him
aelf, ba.areraed to be very determined and hard to
control' when angry : he laid duwu before ua to
show the position the woman wna iu when he
killed her ; aaid be felt a peculiar feeling come
over him, at hia heart when they chaded him.
"A." If I had not aeen the auliject of inquiry or
if I had not bad a careful report or dlaguoau of
nia oae made by a skillful person who had aeen
and examined him and had only street rumors of
incidents I should not be able aa a medical man
to give any valuable opinion touching hla sanity
or insanity ; I visited this man in prison at the re
quest of this Committee through the Chairman.
I do not consider an attempt to commit miiulde
after committing murder as mi Indication of in
sanity, it might Im tonvoidpniu. punlshim nt or
dlsgrni'P ; from what I haip heard of the circum
Htaiii'es of this oasp I do not consider Hint l'olun
was lusaiin when lie rommittid Hip dud.
Dr. It. .MeKibbln. Makes tho hiiiiip answer "A"
ns Hindu bv Dr. Ml drew.
Dr. !. 1'lntlle, l'lijslclan and Surgeon. Hum
practicing four )eurs. At request of the Chairman
of Committee I vihited I'liliia ill prison jCHtctilii),
mid from my examination I do not consider him
to be of unsound mind, I liaie not reason to bp
llpip him to bo out of siiuii mind ; I would not bo
able to form a Miluable op'iiinu of his Insanity
from street rumor; (nanip answer "A.") '
l'rotii Hip unrrattiegiipii by Dr. MoKibbin, sup
posing it to bo true, I would not consider that
1'ollia was insane at Hie time hn oniiinilttt d tlm
net ; I would not considtrit to bo imioof itisnuit); j
I hnie heard the iiceoiint of his draping his room
and sprinkling cologne water about.
Dr. II. HolTiii.iu, i'li)siciau mid Hurgeou.
Surgiouiind Midli'iil attendant of Oihu Prison
fur twenty cnrs more or less, and am no now.
HawtHcen l'olun there seieral times, tho or six
times ; lime conversed with him both, 111 Hawaiian
mid l'uglislt, ha sin'nks l'liglish enough so that I
umi understand him ; his physical condition is
very good ; when 1 first siw lifiu mid now, is in
very gisid health; Imsajs so himself, his pill is
good;! have talked with him about the crime J ho
is pr) read) to talk about it ; ho is not liw'ie now.
Having hnil charge for a number of jears of the
Ills 1110 Asiliim, 1 Iium come to the conclusion,
Hint homicidal mania is M-rv r.iro in Huw.iiintis.
I'rom 111) long intercourses with Nat he llawaiians,
I knew also that their naturally kind and unliable
ilisH-iitinii is easily roused to 11 passion by being
ridiculed, as I'olua tells me, Im waa b) his com
panions. Again I think that jealousy excites their
auger he)niid nlniost mi)t!ihU5 else, and ill my
opinion under thesp niuutil iullueuces, u untuned
with having tiken okolphao, us Polua tells me,
he had taken, tho murder 11 as committed.
Dr. C. M. Hyde: Am 11 clerg) nun, residing iu
Honolulu; visit Oihu Prison aim nt oven Suiuliy
morning. Have i-poii Point twice; talked with
him. Ho tnlked without reserve. Ho seems like
II veiy mild pleasant spoken man, of a larger
physic il frame thin llawaiians usually are. lie
slid that intoxication was the cause of his com
mitting the offense; would not bavo done it but
for Hint. Thnt was tho only explanation lie gave
me of the cause 1 did not ask him uliout tho
pirtlciilarH of tliu crime, seemed very peiiittut;
Slid he felt hard at first, but had rcptnud. Hnd
lend a bud life. Hut reiH'Utcd, snid he now trusted
iu Christ; pr,i)ed 111 a colieiuiit and proper milli
ner. St pined pprfectl) sane; said he drank from
li ibit of intoxication.
ltov. A. O. l'orbi's: Clergynun, born on these
IslandSj lived hero most of my life. Have seen
Poltii 111 the Pris 111 only once, week before last,
two Sihhaths ago; went with Dr. H)do. Con
vcimhI with htm in II ivvaiinn uliout live minutes.
Did not ask him about the particulars of the
crime. Hut spoko to him of the necessity of pun
ishment for the crime, winch ho itdmittid. Kpokc
to hiui uliout repentance, and of personal trust iu
Ood and Jesus Christ as his ltedeemer. He sieuied
remarkably self possessed, lie seemed to realize
fully his situation. There was nothing about him
to lead me to think him insane. He seomed to
have no harsh feelings toward nny one; Hcomed
really penitent. Hnd religious books. Olferid no
justification. Seemed to lie preparing himself for
his coming fate. I signed tliu petition because I
was informed that new evidence bad been found,
mid Hint tlic circumstances might extenuate; I
know of no such circumstances.
It was montiono.l to mo at tho time, (the night
before the time nppoiuted for execution) thnt he
had been ho ill-treated by thu woman mid her
p irauiour; hnvitig been tied band mid foot mid
placed under the bed, while thov paraded their
conduct before him; and lie luul been driven to
desiMration. At the time of signing the petition I
uuderstotxl she was his wife.
Cecil Drown: lawyer. Wiih present lit tho trial
of Polua. at Wninien, Hawaii, last November; he
appeared perfectly sane. He pleaded guilty, but
the Court would not allow tho plen to Ihi entered.
During the trial ho appeared perfectly sane. Ka
lun and Nawalii were assigned to defend him.
Nawalii, iu my opinion, is the best Hawaiian
luvv)er nt tho bar. Kalua was not intoxicated
during tho trial; Nawalii never drinks. Tho Court
never allows a drunken person in Court. From
tho evidence adduced I think no foreign counsel
could have defended linn bettor. Mr. Preston
prosecuttd. I have no circumstances sincu the
trial, which would tend to mitigate tho offense.
Have heard ho wns 11 very jealous man, ho tho
natives of Hamakua told me. From thu nature of
the crime mid the evidence, I believe lie wiih fully
aware of what ho was doing when lie committed
the crime. Kalua made a very vehement address
to the Jury, but ho hud no evidence. F. Spoil
cer was the cleric of tho Court. He made no state
ments, mid made no otter of any to the Court.
Tjiree or four dan (or a week) passed between
takiu." the plea and going to trial, .Asliford Spen
cer was aUo about tho Court, lkith he nnd P.
Spencer had every opportunity to offer evidence.
'1 liure was an unusually largo number of persons
from Kau nt that term of Court. I have attended
Hint circuit for five yearn in succession. Tho term
lasted more than two weeks.
John 1j. Heos : 1 signed tho petition. I know of
no facts in mitigation of this offense. Do not
think ho could have been iu a good frame of mind
nt tho time. Among llawaiians the love of man
for woman is sometimes very strong, ho also in
jealousy. Think this man wns very much pro
vokid. Elaina: Am 'M venrs old. Have not Keen
Polua. I think Polua waa crazy when he com
mitted thu crime. Among llawaiians love mid
jealousy is strong, nnd if tho woman leaves them
tliuy committ suicide. When tho love is strong
they do this. When nuido those circumstances
they commit homicide, it is 11 Hign of temporary
insanity. Hanging should be tho punishment for
persons who commit murder with malice afore
thought, not in passion.
Kmuio : I'olua wna n good man. mid when his
property in her waa interfered witn, ne wna over
(lowered, and he was carried away with anger, lio
uoks like a good mnu, In the case of a Sjmniard
on this Island who committed a murder, he wag
not hung, but only imprisoned. This Polua caae
waa like Sum's caae at Waikiki, who killed hia
wife then killed himself. 1 signed the petition
because I was asked to, and because of aloha,
Mikaaobet I signed the petition. I believed
that Polua committed the criino he is ignorant and
blind. Do not know Polua, never saw him. Have
read the newspaper aoount of the murder. Know
of no new circumstances. Do not kuow whether
she waa Polua'a wife or uot. The sentence of the
Court was just, but I have pity for the man,
W. J. Wright: Do not know Polua. I signed
the petition; read the petition. I think he waa of
uuaound mind when he committed the deed. Ilia
draping hia room, sprinkling perfumery nnd cut
ting nta linger maue ma wins: ne waa luaane, 1
heard that ha sharpened the knife and out hia
finger to try if it waa sharp, then went and killed
Pauee t Do uot know Polua know nothing
about the matter. I signed the paper from senti
ments of aloha. Many llawaiians are dying, and
I wish hia life spared.
Kaon 1 I signed the petition because many are
now dying, and no more deaths should be added.
Know of no facta.
lieka s I signed the petition. I know uothing
of the circumstance of Polua'a offeuaa. Hut
signed that the sentence might be commuted.
joaeph Lainaholoi I signed the petition from
feeling of aloha for the man Polua. It la the
same feeling I would have (or any oua who waa
aenUnoed to death. Now ia a time of mourning,
and I object to any one being bung.
I slgnisl (ho isitltluii. Do not know
I'olua, I tliink Im must have b en insane to do
sueli n tiling. Know nothing of Iheulrriimstatiees.
llu had great love for that woman, mid from
anger and jealousy killed her.
'I he f'omniitlco then udjouriii d.
On Mond.i) morning Hip Connnlltio 'iii Hip
eiisii of I'olua resumed their investigation.
Claude Jones : Stilted Hint ho hid In en ptPHont
ill the trial. Was well ncquniiitiil with the facts
of tho rase ns the ni'iii hud desired him to not ill
Ills (lefeme, but Hint when ho found ho could piy
no r laincr, ho had dicliuid to under t ike so grave
11 ri'HHnslbility without being lemunernted for bis
trouble, lie considered tho man wns feebl)
defended. No plea of insanity was raised. He
looked at II from a professional jMiint of view
merel) to see what giounilH could bo mis. d, mid
ho considered that the plea of Ins mil) was the
only lino to take. Up had stated this to .Mr.
Prank .Spelled. He reasoned Hint a linn dellclenl
Iu reasoning power, of strong passions, became
abnormally nxcited nt the desertion of bis
paramour and her Intimacy with others ; his
wounded self-love produced fus.ino Jealousy, act
ing under which Im prewired deliberately to com
Hilt tho deid. Koine questions were uskid mid
nnswered ns to whit witness considered normal
mid abnormal excitement. Ho then continued
Hint he did no consider this 11 case of fin or hi en
or sudden provocation. These x tints ho would have
urged had he conducted the defence. He con
sidered the man of weak intellect on account of
answers which he made about his family and
friends. The evidence which made him think' tho
luaii was insulin came 011L in trial, but if ho had
been iu Hie Hsition of Judge, it would not have
mado him alter his sentence. Hid tho man been
married ho would have viewed the caso from 11
different standpoint. When nsked ifuuy Courts
of pinion hud exercised their pardoning power
UMiu Hie grounds which lie advanced, ho said that
during a course of Kljenrn experience ho never
had known them to do ho, hut at the same Mine
pardons were frequently granted without any
ipnsons being published. Mr. Gibson inquired
whutclTcct suicide would have upon his idea of
the man's sanity, and asked if in insurance cases
It had not been ruled that men wero insane who
committed suicide. It was stated that Hiiro had
been 110 such ruling. After some further remarks
utsm suicide the witness rutired.
.Marshal Parke stated he h id been present at
the Iri il, mid that Mr. Kului, whodofeiided Polua,
was iM-rfettly sober, a stateiiunt which he rcpeat
idsevirul times. Kalua had been intoxicated a
wiek before. Ho worked hard to obtain 11 verdict
of manslaughter. Ho considered 11 Hawaiian
counsel would bo better with a Hawaiian Jury
than a foreigner.
A.Carter: Hnd been employed at Kapapila;
tho murder took place on tho night ho left. Know
tho man well, was acquainted with Ins domestic,
troubles. Theru was nothing out of the way about
thu man; ho was not over intelligent, but he was
not loin; he was very willing, but lacked judgment
when intrusted with work by himself. Ho came
to the plantation with a reputation for bad
temper, but dining J months experience with him
ho hud never shown it. When the woman left
him, I'olua came to witness to complain that Hhu
had nu improper Intimacy with 11 teamster,
mid asked him if he could not get her bick, Wit
ness hunted tho woman up; she complained that
I'olua ill used her; he had knocked out two of her
front teeth; Polua liimtelf had driven her away;
this witness had himself heard. The planta
tion bands were very crowded at the time, and
there was a ditlicultv in keeping the California
hands from visiting tfio native quarters. In reply
to Mr. Gilnon, there wero LIU) men mid 8 women
on the plantation. The woman stated shu was
going to marry the teamster; hIio declined to
marry Polua. Un tho dny ho left the plantation
ho saw Polua at work on the trash grounds; ho
appeared as usual, lint asked witness why ho did
not use his authority to got tho woman buck for
him. The woman had been absent a week, mid ho
hnd frequently made the same request. Ho worked
harder mid better than usual under tho idea that
witness would do something for him. On tho
morning of tho murder ho hud nsked to lie excused
from work on account of thu inihinr, but wiih re
fused nnd went to his work ns usual. When iu
Honolulu, ho had at I'olua 's request, tried to visit
him ill jail, hut was unable to keep his apjHiiut
iiieiit. Ho met Mr. Fyfe, who told him the man
was era?). Tho mnu wns n little different after
the woman left, but was not insane. Ho was not
jeered at by his neighbors or the gang workmen.
Ho was healthy. Never Haw him under tho in
fluence of liquor.
Jamiesou : Was carpenter on thu plantation.
Knew I'olua. Thought him insane. Saw him n
few hours beforu the deed; asked him about the
woman and advised him to leave mid go to Puna.
Polua said ho was dunu with her; ho was not right
ill his head; ho hud not eaten or slept for three
dn)s. Polua had done 110 work for three days;
had been loafing about iu his bent clothes; hnd
done no work at nil Hint dny; tho general impies
sion about tho plantation was that tho man hud
done 110 work, lie was witness' helper. He hnd
hwird that Polua Hpeiit much money 011 tho
woman. Ho was tho first man down at tho scene
of tho murder; did not hop how he cut his throat,
but Polua told him after that ho hnd Hawed it by
taking the knife In both bands. Polua wiih nhlu
to talk in native rationally. Thoro wiih 11 cross of
black HtuQ uu thu window; the man's eyes wore
bandaged with u veil. Had heard of no frosli cir
cumstances. D. K. Fyfe stated that ho hnd only jokingly re
marked to Carter that the mnu was crazy; ho had
Hpoken on Saturday Inst, lie hud no reason to
think the man insane.
The Chief Justice then remarked that there wiih
no obligation for any one to oome, tho Committee
had lieen appointed by tho Soveroign to enquire
into the case, and all that wna wanted was that
people should come forward and HtaUi what facts
they know. The expression "cited" which wns
used in the oirculnr issued by thu Committee
meant " culled."
Aa the Committee were on tho point of retiring,
Dr. Webu camo and Hinted ns follows : Ho con
sidered that Polua waa insane at the time of the
murder. When he visited him in prison this
morning, he found he had heart disease, from
which he had been suffering before he committed
the murder. Ills pulan waa high and fluctuating.
When he commenced talking it waa lOfl, in 30
minuter it waa 120, and in 20 minutes more it waa
Vi, Aa proof of hia iuaanity at the time, he
argued that the man had been three days without
food and two uighta without sleep; that during
the third dav he had drank a bottle of oLohkao.
That before killing the woman he had tried the
knife on hia own hands, and that the wounds gave
him no pain; this waa Just the conditiou of many
insane patients of whom the dootor had had
charge: cited the case of a woman who bit a piece
out 01 uor ana aiiu leu no pain, ane uaa nau pina
stuck in her back without feeling them. This led
him to think the man was luaane, but that the
moment ha had cut hia throat, the blood letting
brought Um to hia senses, and he understood hia
responsibilities. Ha considered the state of the
man's heart a yty strong point. A man with
heart disease would be more liable to be af ected
by liquor than a well man.
The Committee tbtn adjourned.
PIANOFOHTK AND OKU AN TUNKK
OT- Ordrs cm b ltd at T. 0, Thrum's V01I Btr.e
sad Mtrckant Slrl Hlorst. it
Ill view of llieiipproiieliliigis-rforiimiicpof Pina
fore, It mil) be of interesi to those not nequiilnlul
wlllivvhnt little there Is of plot in Ibis clinrmli.g
operetta, to know on what n slim thread ho much
iHipulnrity has been woven, mid II Intruders
Hieielu im arranged for our Compaii) of novices.
Her HrlllMi MnJot,l'n gi)( ship 'miof r being
at anchor oil" Portsmouth, Um Itfulit Honorable,
Sir Joseph Porter, K. ll I'irsl liidof Hie Ad
miralty, iniikui 11 lour of inspictloti, visits the
iiforesuld Hlilpaccoinpaiiiidb) the crowd of sisti rs,
cousins mid aunts, who ntti ml him wherever he
goes, and having made the p. collar ai.d rntlier
startling assertion that a llrlllsh sailor Is any one's
1 quid, excepting his, lie Invoki s the Captain to
mi Interview on the Hubjicl of his nttaelinieiit foi
Miss Josephine, the Captains daughter and while
tlievarodlscHiisliig the matter. Kalpli, a common
Hiillor having long lovnl the Captain's danghlei
a fact well known to all Ids messmates decides to
tell the fair creature of tlm honest low Im has for
her, and inning mado liisninwiilmidhtf urejicUil,
considers life under tho circumstances not worth
lowing mid ciiIIh Ills comrades and wnrim them not
In love 111 a rank ubovu Iliem, draws 11 pistol mid
ptoceeds to finish his cnuer in 11 vor) Hiimmar)
niiiiiuir; when Miss Josephine, having watchtel
tho proceedings from hercabln, rushes forth, Htays
his hand, mid nckuowlidgiH her love for him. Up
on sulci stall melit having Ik came fairly fixed 111
his mind, ho embraces the fair one, nceivea llio
congratulations of all tueseiit.iiiid dieides to steal
nslioro at half past ten nnd meet 11 clerg) man, who
will mako them 0110. Dc.ulcjc, the hrlr imir of Hie
eiew, thin slops in to stop tho elopement, re
proichcs Hie low l.orn tar with his unlitness for 11
match with the Caiitain's daughter, who in a lady,
while ho in the " vilest slave that H.iils tlm water.
In spite of lids', all present resolio the pro
giniiiiiio shall ho carried out, and cry, "luck,
vermin, back, ) on shock us," and Dende)ti beats
ii foi ml retreat, while the dance and congratula
tions continue till Um fallof thociiitain oil net mir.
rim m cond act opens with a beautiful serenade
by the Captain giving at llio moon and iiccom
pairing himself on the guitar. At the close of his
song ho discovers Ijiltlo Jliittcicup 111 bumboat
woman ) still on board, hnving bieu Hiipplying the
sailorH with small nrticlesof clothing, sweetmeats,
etc. A duett with words of in)sterioiis iniisirt fol
lows in which a change is prophesied for tho Cup
tain. Ijittlo liuttercup now withdraws at the ap
proach of Sir Joseph, who has been unsuccessful
in his suit with Josephine, ami expresses his sur
prise thereat, but is urgd to tr) again mid to
stite olllcially his wishes. Ho retires to thu cabin,
when Josephine sings of her troubles, which con
sist mainly of deciding win tin r hIio shall continue
iu thu luxury to which hIio has bien ncciiHtoimd
by marrying tho Admiral, or to marry for love
Willi tho milor, taking therobv the consequent
miserable life iu some buck street, wheru house
wives yell, children crv mid dinners are served in
it pudding basin. Shecallsupou the god of love mid
god of reason to decide which of the twnin she
shall choose, Tho Admiral and Captain now come
forward with assurances that lovo IovoIh all
rnnkH mid thnt the difference 111 Htntion should
not prevent acceptance of his loidshp'H suit. The
suitor and father withdraw to nrrange prelimin
aries when Deadevo approaches the Captain, in
forms him of the proposed eloieinent of his
daughter with Itnlph, which the Cnptain ndoavors
to prevent by arming himself with a cut-o'-nlne-tnils.
Ho wraps a Isiat clonk nlxnit him, nnd
awaits the elopers appro ich, which being nejirlv
accomplished, is frustrated by tho demand of the
Captain ns to where his daughter mny Iw going ;
nnd in his great indignation ut tho perHistencu of
Itnlph, HwenrH a "big, big D," which, lieing over
heard by tho Admiral, brings him on the scene in
all the wrath of lib ollended dignity, lio orders
tho Cnptain to seclusion, mid demands of Itnlph
thu cause of nil this disturbance. The tar no sooner
replies that Josephine is the ' figure head of his
ship of life, the bright beacon thnt guides him into
hia port of lmppineH" than tho Admiral, whose
anger kuow s no IkiuihI, enquires for a dungeon and
chains for Itnlph, who lenves tho scene between two
inurines. liuttercup nt this juncture discloses the
fnct that many yearn ago when she was young and
charming, sho wiu 11 baby farmer, hnd two tender
babes to nurse one of upper crust tho other of
low condition, mid that they wore "mixed up."
'llio balws afterward became Cnptnin Corcoran
mid Kulph. but thnt in renlity tho Captain was the
low born child mid Itnlph tho other.
This statement ho HiirprisoH the Admirnl that
both culpritH are ordered to be brought in, tho
Captain iipiwuritig as a common sailor nnd Itnlph
111 officers uniform. In view of nil the circumstan
ces, the Admiral joiim Kalph nnd Josephine, Cap
tain und liuttercup, while cousin Hebe takes the
Admiral to Hoothe and comfort his declining years;
tho opern closing with n fiuo chorus of nil tho voices.
The cast is as follows :
Johwhink M ins FumKNOK Luck.
I.ittlk HurrKucui" Mns.F. A. Haundkn.
Cousin Hkiik Mias Hxiimck Pahxk.
Sib Jobki.ii Poutku K. 0. II Mu. T. It. Walxkb.
Capt. Cobcoban Mn.F.M.HwAMzx.
J'am' Mb. J. A. HAiimJMi.
Dkadktk Mb. E. W. Houmwobth.
Hoathwain Math Mb. J. O. Tuokkb.
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a clioruH of DO voices.
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