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The Lttc of the Land is Established in Richicousncss. HONOLULU, DEC. IS. 18UI HUMBUG. It is a comic sight to see the valiant republicans and their or gans shaking hands with them selves and blowing iheir own little tin horns in notifying the world of the intense courage and bravery which dosspes them. The Slar last night comes out with a very solemn and gloomy editorial in which it with immeasurable joy looks '.bock to the so-called "dark days" Jwhen all the true and good Americans were ready (or nearly ready) to shoulder a musket and fire upon the United States forces What is the use of continuing such buncombe. The government was officially informed that no force would he landed and the whole display of bravado by the Slar crowd is just si much humbug. We cannot compel Mr. Hatch to pn d jce his ci nvspondence with the United States but we chal lenge him or Minister "Willis to deny that a letter giving the assur ance referred to had been received by the government from the U. S jncvioiis to the grat parading of a heroism that might have looked very well on paper but never ex isted in reality. Those "dark days'' have disappeared but the letter and the bravado still exsit. DANGER AHEAD, The superintendent of public works or whoever has charge of stroots.buildings otc. is ver' der elict in his duties if he is to blamo for the manner in which the water main is being laid on Borotnnia streot. Instead of do ing tho work block for block and finish it during tho day, tho wholo distance from Alanai to Emma was broken up and a big ditch poorly lighted wasleftjopon during several nights. Boretania streot from Punchbowl is the most misorablo streot in Honolulu, and it would have been well to havo taken this occasion to widen it. Nevertheless, this nar row streot was dug opon and it is a wonder that only one accident so far has happonod. If neces sary work has to bo done on our poorly lighted narrow streets and such work, cannot bo finished during tho day, a rough fence should bo placed along tho dig gings to prevent any driver of a fresh " horse from being capsi zed. In somo places tho digging is dangerously uoar tho rails of tho tramcnr nnd should the soil giro wa' an accident will hardly be avoidod. And if Boretania streetjnoeds to bo widoned Fort street, is in tho same condition. Yet, wo soo a building which will bo used for Ohiueso nnd Japaueso stores bo ing erected on tho coruor of Fort and Borotauia streets. Such an addition to that portion of tho town is-certninly not an improve ment but if tho superintendent of public works is powerless to pro vent the bnildiug it being just outside the fire limit ho might havo insisted in getting a much needed sidewalk on that part of Fort Street. The Advertiser in its usual brazen manner comes out and tolls tho people that Mr. S. B. Dole was elected president of Hawaii for six years by the "peo ple. 1 May -wo ask our esteemed contemporary sinco when it has adopted tho motto "we are tho people" and jjyhen such, a motto was copyrighted or patented? About 1500 legitimate voters cast a vote for the delegates who "elected" Mr. Dole. Tho 11,000 voters who staid hoMO aro evidently not con sidered a part of tho peopli by Messrs. Dole, Armstrong & Co. Tho Uaniwai baths' have got the beet accoaodatioai, the best water, the beet trattcars adb sel, and Barttattia the hmt boat. Call and ae. ' ' - - H? - THE CURTAIN RISES AM Hi u J. E. VAN GIESEN THE LIGHTNING DETECTIVE ON THE STAND. The Game Not All Bagged ! The court room in the district mrt was filled agaiu this inorn- inff Atter all seats were oc cupied tbe police prevented the crowd irom rusninti in, a mea sure to be highly commended There were a number of promin ent people in the audience. Yico Consul T. 'B. "Walker was present during the trial. All the news papers were represented and a number of lawyers listenec to tho examination. Miss Weed Miss Bush, Editor Armstrong, Miss Leleo and other ladies watched tho trial of their rela tions with interest. The Attor ney - General assisted by his Deputy conducted tho prosecu tion and Messrs, C. "W. Ashford and A. P. Peterson appeared for tho four defendants, Tiio gov ernment stenographer took notes. After tho case of Hammer had been concluded the four alleged conspirators were summc.ned and seats woro placed for them next to their attorneys. The charge was read and it states that Bush, Nawahi, Crick and Weed have conspired during tho last six months to levy var against the Bepublic of Hawaii. C. W. Ashford made a formal objection to the charco as the Bepublic has not been iu exist once for tho last six months After witnesses had beou ex eluded the Attorney - Genera called J. H. Van Giesen who took tho stand and was duly sworn Yau Giesen is a well-known char acter although ho has somewha changed his appearance by shav ing off his whiskers. Ho was one of Gibson's pets and bears a rather unsavory reputation. Ho is a middle aged, shabby looking man with cadaverous features and far from prepossessing in appear ance. In answer to the ques tions put to him by the attorneys ho spoke about as follows I resido in Honolulu and am a police officer in tho secret ser vice. I have hold that position sinco November 1S93. I was employed by tho marshal, anc" have reported to him as occasion demanded. Am acquaiuted with Nawahi, Crick and Bush, bu don't know Weed very well. Bush is engaged in publishing and i ? ii i . i t- priming iuo paper called Aa Leo o ka Zahui. Ho resides in Printer's Lane and has his press es otc. there. Crick assists Bush in his work and Nawahi helps him in writing and as a lawyer. 'I havo also been connected with tho paper, as a compositor and writer. We have had verv friend ly relations and I am sorry to see thorn in thoir present position Wo woro quite intiinato. Wo havo talked on many subjects and in regard to tho case before the court, I will first refer to a con- ir i. i t i vursuuon wnicu iook place on August 22 of this year. On that day Crick told me that blood will yot havo to bo shed to settle the question of tho Bepublic. I re plied.that I thought everything would be settled shortly as the natives soon would see what was the best for tkem. Crick answered that Wilcox had 300 men who would follow him every where as soon as they could be armed. I told him that tho na tives would not bo able to do any thing and regard to the foreigners Ihey would only talk. He said that some in would join the fight. Tom Walker would fight like a tiger. I asked what ihe plan swere m cMoaa upnsjBg. He stated it wovliW a attack on dirfereat park ci tU iitf, ad ;Um gov- MMt peopk wmOdfe prt Court. ed from gathering. Then an at tack on the palaco and station. house. I suggested that the station house was well protected nnd guarded, but 'he said that somebodv had io be killed and that doors and windows could be opened with explosives. This conversation took place on my verandah at Liliha Street. Nobody were present. Within the last . T "J 1 six montns, i nave naa several talks with Nawahi, Bush and Crick together. The nature of these conversations was the over throw of the Bepublic. In Sep tember, I overheard Bush and Nawahi talk to people coming to the office. They told the people to prepare arms for future use. In case of an uprising, they should be reads'. I have a great deal of evideuoe in my diary, but cannot remember it all. Before the 24th of September, a map of Honolulu was obtained dy Crick, and strategic points were discuss ed, and alist of residences aiul names of prominent sympathizers was made up. List produced) This is a correct copy of the list. The strategic points and resid ences were to be guarded, said Crick, to prevent people from gatheriug.and places where arms were would be raided. (Strategic Points mentioned ) The follow ing were to be take prisoners: Hall, Emmeluth, Hatch, Dole, Young, Allen, Yv'ilder, King, Arthur Bvown, Hitch cock, Andy Brown, S. E. Bishop, Mendonca, Camara, Jim Castle, Tenney, Kleni me, S. Damon, Judd, An drews, Oafc, Dolle, Water house, Morgan, Nott, Potter, Alexander, Bowell, Hassing er, Cummings, Marsdon, W. B. Castle, J. Shaw, Strato meyer, Lapiere, Walter Jones. To bo raided for arms were Castle & Cooke, E.O. Hall & son, Wilder & Co., J. A. Magoon, T. B. Murray, Lewers & Cooke, Hobron & ioumaft. Whon this list was discussed Bush and Nawa hi and Crick Iwere in tho office. I don't remember any conversa tion in regard to 'the list in my presence. About October 25th Crick spoke to me in n-g-ird to arms and a mnunition being then in our house and given to me to tike care off. Tliere were three rifles and 1SG rounds in the house. Crick gave them to me to take care off. Ho spoke to me about orern definite plans. Four squads would be arranged. No body would know who the captains of the squads were to be. One squad would be entrenched outside the palace and pick off the soldiers in side. Smaller squndfc would b stitioned at strategic points and at ns'deics, Electric wires and teiei-h no wir.s were to be cut to- prevent light and communication. Crick tj'.d me that he would bo captain of one of the squads. He was certain that the native police force would turn over in a body. The Schuetzen Olub would not make any opposition. Tne League was looked on with suspicion al though there were many unfr'end h to the government. Crick and I lived together on Liliha Street (guns produced and identified) On Nov. 7th, he brought a fourth rifles and ammunition!-. He told me that thoro wero three more rifles at Bush end four at Cammins, which would he brought in when it was safe. The main tmtiblo was to get rnonev to buv puns trom Portuguese and Chinese. w - O Crick ssemed to be the agent to buy guns. He said that there were $45. owiug on arms already icueiicu. xnere was quite a i mi hitch in obtaining mon ey. Nawahi and Bush mentioned in November that the Hui Aloha Aina for women had $47o in the treasury but they wouldn't use the sum for arms. It was to be used after the restoration. 3fa wahi thought the ladies ought to buy arms. At another time STa- wahi told me that there -wero 1100 arms scattered through the town among the royalists. The arms were at the principal rend ezvoa so as io arm the natives quickly; When Crick gave me the arms I placed them in my bedrooaa. O&e evening he came home quite excited and told m that kt had aatheatio inforaa- tio2ikt warramia for searckiBc M um.mt iauid and - k wanted his anus bnried. Wo then bnried the arms in the yard. This was aboot the 22d of Nov ember. Arras were then in good serviceable condition and well oiled. Now they are rusty. Fre quent allusions have been made to explosives by Crick aud Bush and Nawahi. Specially by Crick. He told me how easy it was to throw a vial with ioz. nitro gly cerine into the crowd which would gather on the wharf at the return of the President from Ha waii. It could hardly be detected. Other meihods to blow up the palace were also mentioned. That was perhaps the safest plan. I saw arms at Bush's house. They belonged to Bush and he said they wero ne cessary and had to be held un til they were needed. Crick told me that a mortar has been ordered, that will, throw 251bs. bombs, and can-easily be handled. Bush and Nawahi, told me, that it hag not arrived. They often told me about the Hui Aloha Aina. Orders wero sent to mem bers to sell their property or mortgage it and buy arms. I havo not seen such letters. I proposed that, the should write thorn on a Mimeograph, but my advice was not taken. During one conversation with Crick iu November, he told me, that orders had been sent to natives at Ewa and Kahuku to fire these places. Ko news came, and Crick said, they were too cowardly to do jt. There have been conversations in regard to tho overthrow of the government irl the presence of others, but I don't recollect the occasions. Since the return from Washington of the commissioners peaceful means were abandoned,-: and it was decided, that it was necessary to force. CROSS EXAMINED. J have been in tho country since 1879, and have beou em ployed as a teacher by the Board of Education, as an ageut of tho Board of Health and as an officer of the secret police service. I entered tho Board of Education in 18S1. (Mr. Ashford hero pro posed to show what a scoundrel witness is.) I worked as carpenter previously. Then I was appointed teacher on Kauai. Thereafter I was in the service of the Board of Health at tho -Leper Settlement. I left after Gibson went out. 1 have thereafter been teaching school at Halawa, Molokai. lwas dis charged for professional reasons. No charge has ever been preferred againts me. It has never been proven that I had carnal inter course with my pupils. It is not a fact that one of my pupils had a child b mo. All 1 know is that I was discharged through a let ter from W. James Smith. I am married. I have been divorced once. My wife lives on Liliha Streot. She is in town now. I got employment from the mar glial. I. applied for any position under the government, aud was fiually engaged in November 1S93. I made uo application to anybody else. I worked a few nights in the Custom House, and in I m i leic wnen tuero was no more work. The marshal ordered mo to watch certain dangerous per sons. Crick was ono of them. I did not ask for their confidence, they gavo it to me. I was also told to watch Bnsh. I never heard them talk tibout using force for JO months. It was since the commissioners returned. I for warded my reports to tho mar shal either through mail or verb ally ai his house and elsewhere. I never reported at the station house. I have been regular on the force and received a salary of $100 a month. The game has nat all been bagged.' At 12 o'clock a recess was tak en to 1-30. pioqeei1 $M Factor ESTABLISHED 1SS7. A. M. MELIdS,t.Proprietor, 5t fort St., nonolala, (UwUIrs) Good Pi; Xmas Cards are not the fashion of the season. That is, the old timed cards which everybody has seen and everybody has been fared of. The Cards in Water Colors, dealing with Hawaiian subjects, are the only proper fad. They are the fashion of the day, aad they cam oaly be obtained froaa KING BBO&, ABT Store, m Hotel Strait. Hawaiian Hardware Conip'y. November 27, 1S94. If we are to judge the popu larity ot an article by the number in actual use Haviland China stands ou the crest of a popular wave. The reason for it is the low price at which it is sold. In the United States, where tho peo ple aro "Haviland Mad," the price is thirty per cent higher than it is here owing to the tariff on this ware being so much greater between Franco and the United States than with Hawaii. We have sold thousands of pieces here and have never had anyone complain of being tired of it. Here's a something about the de corations on Haviland China that never wearies the eye. Wo have some new colors that may please you if ybu want to make up a set for a single course. An entire new stock of Befri gerators and Ice Boxes built on the Ice Saving plan and finished in the latest artistic style is what wo have hqw you. One of these is largo enough to hold meats and provisions for a large family. One compartment with glass shelf is made for Butter and Cream exclusively. The say you can put onions in the same oompartmont without the butter being affected, the ventilation is so perfectly arranged. Our lowest priced articles in this line are per fect in their Ice saving qualities. Some very choice pieces, of Cut Glass will attract your attention because of the price. We've aimed to get them at a cost within reach of the masses. Olive dishes, Creamers Muffiniers, Cruets, Flower Stands, etc. None of them high priced and nothing but what is useful. The .styles of articles in solid Silverware are sj varied that it is difficult to keep track of them. We have only the latest designs personally selected by Mr. Hendry during his recent visit to San Francisco. A half doz butter Spreaders and individual plates are pretty enough to eat Were they not mdegestatible. 3ory Furks and Servers. Tea Spoons, Forks and Table Spoons, Ladles, etc. The design of tho handles are alike in the different artioles and is the very latest. They were selected in this way so that pur chasers, if they so wish, may make up their silver set without having a lot of odd prioes- We have replenished our slock of plated ware and can offer you now a very full line in all tho ar ticles used on the table. Th manufacturers of Plated-ware come as near giving imitations o tuo solid article as it is possible for them to be made. Tho price tolls the difference. trr i . . . W e can your attention to the most complete assortment of flower vases in white and handsomelv aecoratea Uolored Glass-ware that we havo ever shown. The shapes wyi.ittuug ana tne price jotcumg," We don't expect these to remain in stock but a short time if you are fond of enfc flowers in your home, this are the needful things for holdine them. The finest stock of pocket cut lery ever shown in Honolulu is what ours U. Knives for little folk and knives for grown up peo ple. Tortoise Pearl and Ivorv Handles, .The "Fred Archer Kacing Glass" is the most powerful- field glass we have ever seen, It is ex tensively used in Eneland. nt w.ll be htjre, once they become known. The Prince of Wales uses ons t p?ad the character of ih snobs-who ek itroducfcons to Twin iirtm &.! OrrertMMM You Never Saw Our "AD " Before Did You ? 1 1 Lis seems to be a Good Location iii this Paper & Our Slioes are Worth Advertising, Good Prices TOO ! The Big- Fort Street SHOE STORE Manufacturers Shoe Co. WE CARRY THE LARGEST AND MOST COMPLETE STOCK OF Carriage Makers' Goods IN THE REPUBLIC, WIieeI Material, Carriage Hardware, Leatlier & ClDtli, SURREYS j FHiLETDNS & BUGG-IES Built to Order in the Latest style, Benson, Smith & Co., The COrner DRUG STORE Pure Drup-s, Fine Perfumes, v. Prom-pt Attention, & 33 ILow Prices Comer Fort & Hotel Fire, Life INSURANCE. HARTFORD FIRE INSURANCE CO.. ' , ft Tnxmn " Assets, $ 7,109,825-149 LOJnX)NrLANCASHIRE FIRE INS.. 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