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HONQKAA TOWN MEETING
FOB BOVEHNOR'S BENEFIT
Hawaii's Executive Would Build Up
the Party as Well as the
HONOKAA, Jan. 30. A rousing public
meeting, nml a visit to the coffee
landB and homesteads iiliove Honokna
were the features ot the day spent In
this village, the largest and probably
the most progressive so far visited by
the Governor's party. Honokna Is the
metropolis of the Hamakua district and
Its people aro 'Well organized. Half
a dozen large stores, a number of
smaller ones, and several hotels nnd
eating houses give the town a line appearance
visit to corFnn lands.
Leaving Mnunoloa's house nt six In
the morning Gov. Carter, with Secretary
Atkinson nnd Forester Hosmer
visited the homesteads above Honokaa,
being met en route by Manager GIbbs
of Paauhau plantation and Guy Gere
of,the Public Works department.
The homesteads seem to be prosperous
although mnny of them hae been
deserted for the time being. Impassable
roads are held responsible for the
disinclination of the homesteaders to
live on their lnnds but this obstacle
will foon be removed nnd the homesteads
will be occupied again. The
road to the three lots of homesteads
was planned In n straight line, without
regard to mountnlns and the path leads
up an almost perpendicular precipice In
Nearly all of the twenty-acre homesteads
have been planted In coffee and
the trees presented a fine appearance.
The cane Is ripening rapidly and In a
few weeks will be ready for hnrvestlng.
Some of the homesteads aro also planted
In cine which Is doing well. The
cane Is sold to the neighboring plantations.
the louivsson place.
A brief stop was made at Louisson's
coffee plantation where the party en-Joyed
some of the finely llavored coffee
raised there. Altogether there are 1200
acres In coffee which Is fast ripening.
Seventy sacks of green coffee have already
been picked and clenned and
shipped to market. Mr. Loulsson expects
to take off 3000 bags of clean
coffee this Feason and the chances are
that It will not be marketed nt a loss
ns has been the case often In the past.
There is a possibility now that the "War
Department may take a portion of the
Hawaiian coffee crop and with the reputation
the locnl product Is making on
the mainland the demand for it Is
THE TOWN MEETING.
Returning to Honokna at ten o'clock
a town meeting was held In the Lyceum
which wns attended by nbout a
hundred citizens, the whites predominating.
Mr. A. Lidgnte was chairman of the
meeting and Introduced Governor Carter
to the assembled citizens. As few
Hawallans were In attendance no Interpretation
Mr. LIdgate in Intioduclng the Governor
said that It was the first time nn
. executive had visited Honokna nnd
they were all pleased to meet him nnd
to get an expression of his views.
Governor Cnrter snld he wns certainly
pleased to see and meet the people
of Honokna. "I am certainly glad
to meet all. you pioneers, the men who
hnve been foremost In building up the
vvenlth and prospeilty of Hawaii, the
men who have done so much to raise
the standard of living In the Islands.
I admire greatly the vny jou have met
the many dllllcullles which ou hnve
encountered. I hope to mnke this
visit nn annual affair and to see you
every year (npplnuse) and I do not
want you to be afraid to come nnd
meet me, nnd point out nny mistakes
that I make and to offer jour advice
and assistance One man enn do little
alone but with the support and assistance
of the people a great deal can be
"What I have already seen has convinced
me that there is a great amount
of work to be done in building up the
government and in changing the conditions
of the past It seems that In the
building of roads in the past a good
deal of money has been wnsted, the
money put on roads hns flown Into the
sea. "We want to change all that for
every dollnr spent we want a dollar's
worth returned We don't want any
money wnsted through graft or fraud
and we don't want any money expended
honestly nnd allowed to lun Into
"In tho political fleld I stand as a
Republican (npplnuse) like our great
President, for I believe that no gentleman
hns ever occupied the executive
chair more fearless or more honest
than President Roosevelt. When I go
out among the people nnd cay these
things I know I am opposing the traditions
of the past, but I believe also
that no government can be successful
without the support of party organization.
And I propose to give to
positions nt the disposal of
the administration, By this I don't
menu to make positions. I do not
mean that politics shall be the first
consideration for efficiency Is nlwnys
counted first and politics second, but
politics will not be entirely disregarded,"
Governor Carter Bald also that he
wanted the men of the community not
only with their contributions to the
campaign fund but also by personally
getting Into politics nnd using their
own Influence nt elections. "A grent
deal hns been done for the homesteaders
above here," said tho Governor,
"but I don't believe they nppreclnte
it or think thnt It wns the ltepubllcnn
orgnnlzatlon that helped to do thnt.
If they vvnnt the assistance of the government
they will alvvnjs find that the
best way to get it Is by being with the
party in control. Polltlcnl rensons nre
not nbove everything and I do not Intend
to ignore my duty but we want
the people to appreciate It and help us
when we help them."
The Governor snld thnt he believed
the more elnstlc county government
would do much townrds sntlsfylng the
people of the Islnnds. There wns too
much of a feeling thnt the government
was entirely apnrt from the people.
With the now knowledge obtained of
the County Act by the court decisions,
the Governor snld that he did not believe
a satlsfnctory County Act could
be pissed without Congresslonnl help,
t'ntll there wns n County Act, the Governor
snld he hoped to show that much
could be accomplished In decentrnllzlng
The Governor spoke also of the bad
roids through which he hnd pnssed
but slid ho wished to compliment the
road board of the district In the common
sense shown by the roads already
constructed. He said the tnsk of
changing old trnils to modern rootls
was difficult nnd expensive nnd he believed
Honokna wns setting a good example
to the rest of the Island in the
work nlrendy done. He believed that
a change of advantage might be made
In the taxation scheme and Instead of
collecting rond tnxes According to
It might be assessed'nccordlng
to the needs of the district. He also
believed that it might be wise, when
the government set nslde a sum for the
permanent Improvement of n road, that
at the same time a certnli. percentnge
should be allotted each jear for the
maintenance of the toad. It was useless
to build a roid nnd then allow It
to go into ruin, and when a rond was
built the legislature might set aside a
certain sum for repairs each year until
rescinded. In conclusion the Governor
snld he wns glnd to meet the people of
Honokna and Intended to do what he
could, nnd work early and late for the
people of Hawaii.
Secretary Atkinson snld that It was
his duty to report to the President, the
ofllclnl acts of the Governor nnd he Intended
to do it. He wns Interested In
the success of tho administration nnd
would stand shoulder to shoulder with
the Governor In giving tho Territory a
business-like ' ndmlnlstratlon. "And I
hope thnt you will send to the
experienced men who nre In
with us nnd who will work with
us," said Mr. Atkinson. He said that
they hoped to stop reckless expenditure
of money on the part of ro id boards.
Conditions nre changed, times aro hnrd
,anil the only way to get good times
was to make every dollnr that was
spent show. Slrrce the first of the jear
the government had saved n tremendous
amount of money by cutting off
WANT A RESERVOIR.
Mr. Knlser, n German cltlen, snld he
hnd been n resident of Honolulu for
sixteen jenrs, nnd wanted to say what
wns most needed, wns a reservoir. The
people of the village hnd no water to
drink, in the last drought he had sold
water to the people at twenty-five cents
a tilt. "The people, they think I make
bushels of money, hut It wns not so,"
snld Knlser, "I nearly got broke but
they don't believe It." Mr. Kaiser said
thnt they wanted $20,000 for a water
system. The homesteaders up above
hnd been compelled to beg nnd steal
their water and to light for it, but still
could not get enough.
Guy Gere wns called upon for a statement
of the appropriations made for
the district by the leglslatuie, nnd
rend off n list showing over $30,000 nt
the disposal of the government, not
counting nn appropriation of $42,000 for
n new road In the loan bill. There was
n long discussion of ro.ids, the consensus
of opinion being thnt the main
' road Kukalau to Ookaln should be
built first. The Wulmea road will next
j Mr. Loulsson wanted a road through
I from the homesteads. He said u good
ninny of the homesteaders hail left.
"What is tho polltlcnl lomplexlnn of
those people, Republicans?" risked the
"Willing to be," replied Loulsson.
Manager Glbbs of Paauhau said that
Hamakua nlwavs got appropriations
but that the work was nlwnys left undone.
The Governor replied thnt the
remedy was for the people to send a
leglslatuie thnt would npproprlnte no
more money thnn there was to spend
nnd the Governor would then hnve no
discretion, he would have to build what
the legislature ordered.
Governor Carter said thnt he did not
believe thnt Mud Lane could bo abandoned
altogether. Mr. Kaiser thought
it should be HeUold of how he hnd
been unable to drive a team through
that road, he hnd un empty vvngon nnd
fifteen mules hitched to It, but couldn't
pull through. "Me nnd my bullock
teams made all tho roads around here,"
said Knlser. "Wo get n new rond, but
It la n connection with a road thnt is
no rond, they tell us that mud Is good
enough to fill the roads for us nnd tell
Hawaiian gazette, Friday, February 6, 1904 semi-weekly.
Cases Tried Yesterday
In the trcspnss case of Theresa Own-na
Wilcox vs. Q. H. Berrey, the Jury
yesterday afternoon returned the following
"We the Jury In tho nbove entitled
cause find for the plaintiff nnd against
the defendant In the sum of $159.60
damages, but we do not think
had nny malicious Intent."
Exceptions were noted by the defendant,
with notice of motion for a new
Mrs. Wilcox sued Mr. Berrey for $100
dnmages In the District Court, on account
of his assigning nn old Judgment
ngnlnst her which Included n
debt to the Hnvvallnn News Co. which
her husbnnd, the late Robert Wilcox,
hnd In the meantime settled District
Magistrate Dickey gave Judgment for
the defendant, from which the plaintiff
nppenled to tho Circuit Court nnd n
Orplieum Company, Limited, vs. J.
Oswald Lutted, assumpsit. Is orr trial
bofore Judge De Bolt. C. W. Ashford
for plaintiff; E. A. Douthltt for defendant.
The following Jurors nre sitting:
Henry Cook, C. J. Ludwigsen, Jos. Aen,
J. C. Axtell, D. J. Styne, Geo. Dillingham,
Chas. Kapule, John R. Monl,
Starr Kapu, John Andrews, Jos.
and S. K. Akl.
Cnpltal Building Co. (J. J. Egnn nnd
Philip Frenr) vs. Henry Waterhouse
& Co. Is still on from Monday before
Judge Gear and a Jury.
Judge Robinson wns engaged all yesterday,
continuing this morning, with
the jury waived trlnl of Mngoon vs.
Knlel, partition, resumed from Inst
week. J. A. Mngoon nnd J. Llghtfoot
for plaintiff; Frank Andrade for defendant.
Exceptions from the Fourth Circuit
Court, Hilo, by defendants In the case
ot Territory of HavvnII vs. Funakoshl
and Wntenabo have been entered on
tho Supreme Court calendar.
Ilymau Bros. vs. Sing Warn nnd "W.
A. Whiting, exceptions from the First
Circuit, has been forwarded to the Supreme
Court calendar. ,
In the case of Southard Hoffmann,
Jr., vs. E. B. Frlel, the defendant before
Judge De Bolt withdrew his appeal
from the District Court.
Bheriflf Brown Leaves for Hllo.
High Sheriff Brown left for Hllo
Uerday on police business. While In
Hllo he will try to mnl'e arrangements
for the lnstnllntion of. tho Gamovvell
fire and police alnrm box system but
tho telephone people In Hilo are said
to be blocking this by refusing the department
free use of their poles for
stringing the wires.
us to travel on It; that wo got web feet.
Sure." Kaiser also wanted a new jo.nl
to tho homesteads.
"How much would it cost?" nsked the
"I hnve no Idea," snld Knlser. "I urn
not nrr engineer, I am a driver."
Knlser nlso told of a rnnn whose
horses hnd lost their front legs In coming
dowrr "Mud Lnne." He hnd a
vvngon made for the trip but It
couldrr't stnnd the pace.
Clrns. Williams and .Manager Forbes
also talked nbout roads. The latter
snld thnt the people of Waiplo didn't
vvnnt to come to Honokna to get to
Wlilmen. Mr. Glbbs snld It was impossible
to build new roads out of the
current funds. Gov. Cnrter stnted thnt
the six months' appropriation bill could
be expended only for necessary expenses
of the government nnd thnt no
new roads could be built from such a
fund. The six months bill provided
$5,000 for the district nnd this would
have to be used only for maintenance,
which would nllovv $15,000 for the eighteen
months i em. lining before the legislature
Mr. LIdgate lead a statement show
ing that In the past five yenrs Honokaa
hnd pnld In $3."0,000 In tnxes nnd In
return only $117,000 had been spent on
the ronds. Gov. Carter said thnt the
figures were Interesting and Intructlve,
but thnt the weather man was largely
to blame for the condition of the roads.
He said also that It Illustrated forcibly
the necessity for setting aside a
fund to keep roads In repair.
Representative Fernnnde. nlso cnlled
attention to the need of a schoolhouse
in the Ooknln end of the district, where
he said there were forty children who
hnd to go thtee miles to Honokaa to
school. Secretary Atkinson said that
the school was provided for in the loan
fund but that It did no good to make
such appropriations unless a toucher
wns nlso provided for In the regular
In concluding the meeting Governor
Carter said he believed In providing
schools In the Territory He stated
that he believed In the women of Hawaii
and thought thnt when the
women were In favor of a thing
they generally got It.
A lunch wns served to the party In
the Lyceum nnd the part) started on
to Ooknln. On the way n stop wus
made at the Horner place where tea
was served and the Indies of the dis
trict were received by the Governor.
This evening tho stop wns made with
Mnnngor W. O. Walker of Ookaln plantation
who nlso spread a fine dinner for
tho members of the party.
"Please, mother says, can you let her
'nvo a 'nrf ounce of this ere radium sho
'avo rend so much ubout In tho paper?"
Mrs. Mary R. Smith
A large nnd representative gntherlng
of the thinking people of Honolulu wns
present In Paunhl Hall nt Putinhou
College last evening to listen to an Interesting
and valuable address by Mrs.
Mary Roberts Smith, of Stanford University,
on "The Subjective Causes of
Poverty In Cities." The unusually
Inrge nudlence nttested to the merit of
the subject nnd the lecturer's growing
popularity in educational circles of Honolulu.
The lecture wan given under the
of tire Young Men's Research
Club, and wns the first of a series of
three to be given by Mrs. Smith under
the same auspices.
One of the most pertinent statements
made by the talented educntor wns
that no charity can ever be of nny
vnlue which does not stop tho
causes of poverty. To prevent sickness,
which was one of the primal causes,
fresh air nnd good water must, among
other things, be supplied. To stop Intemperance,
another deep rooted cnuso,
the charity worker must ascertain why
people drink and supply something else
In opening her subject Mrs. Smith
said one question which Is often put
to her Is, what Is sociology' Her answer
to that broad and very general
question Is that sociology Is a very
of the subject of economics. Economics
Is confined Inrgely to the study of
world production nnd distribution of
commodities nnd goods. That Is what
Is generally taught In the universities
under the title of economics. Sociology
has only recently come to be a respectable
subject. Sociology, roughly speaking,
is the study of man In nssoclatiorr, the
reaction of the Individual actions of
men upon one nnother when they form
socie'ty. If Robinson Crusoe were on
his Islnnd nil nlone, it would be Impossible
to develop sociology, but so
soon as jou hnve him ncted upon by
Friday then we have what is called
Sociology Is divided Into two grent
fields of study. One ot them Is theoretical,
embracing the principles of
sociology, nnd the other is npplled
sociology, or phllanthropology.
Theoretlcnl sociology investlgntes the
remote nnd fundamental causes of
man's nctlon In nssoclntlon, while
sociology deals with immediate
causes and nttempts to find remedies
for pathological conditions. These conditions
nre not ideal. Applied sociology
goes further than to Investigate the
causes. It suggests remedies. This the
speaker more clearly pointed out by
suggesting chemistry, wherein certain
results are obtained from certnln combinations,
or causes. Applied chemistry
is directed, for Instance, to the dyeing
of materials, the making of salt
and soda, etc. That Is practical chemistry.
The basis of all chailtnble work is
to mnke a diagnosis of the pauses and
then to proceed to find a palliative.
Charity In earlier times was almost
wholly ameliorative. This Is tvpifled
in the middle n.ges when the practice
ot medicine was ameliorative, done entirely
by the monks and nusis. In the
history of the time nothing is found
giving reasons why one man should be
rich nnd the other poor. There wns
no study of these matters. In
the 10th century the world began the
Chnrlty of the ameliorative sort was
considered right. In the eighteenth century
there wns a tremendous human
effervescence, with political upheavals
In short, It was the effort of the common
man to make himself heard on the
one hand, and the question, on the
other hand, of ascertaining how far his
tights extended. There wns an extraordinary
Impetus given to humnnltarlnn
effort by the breaking down of political,
social and religious barriers.
The first attempts to ascertain the
causes of poverty were made by
In Arneikn, Henry George, the
Single Tnx theorist, continued the Investigation!!.
The first discussion of the
enuses wns puiely philosophic. Since
the middle of the nineteenth century
there hns been nrr enormous Increase
In the number of scientific and practical
workers among tho poor, whoso
first-hand knowledge affords a more
accurate basis for conclusions. The
world hns never before seen such an
expansion in philanthropic effort ns is
going on In Ihiglnud nnd Amerlcn. The
growth of Chtlbtlnnlty, the spenker
contended, has produced nn extrnor dimity
development of humnnltmlsm.
It Is not true that the poor were unworthy,
any more than that thu rich
were worthy. Merr hnve given to
all out of proportion to their substance,
nnd this to the poor hail been a
hindrance rather than a help, and hns
As an Instance of this she cited the
competition of foundling hospitals in
Paris at one time to obtain the children
of women who wanted to be rid
of their offspring. It proved nn easy
manner to rid themselves of distasteful
encumbrances, and It was an aid to
The most Important observer of practical
charity Is Mr. Charles Booth who
has spent his life nnd a fortune In understanding
nnd describing accurately
tho poverty-stricken population of East
London, His six volumes contain accurate
statistical and social descriptions
ot rent, food, clothing and living
expenses, of wages received and kind of
labor done, of sanitary conditions and
social environment of thousnnds of
In the United Stntes the first observer
and writer on n large scale was Prof,
Amos G, Warner w hoso book on American
charities Is now a classic of phil
anthropy. These men have been followed
and supplemented by other
workers and wrltets, so thnt now the
literature of npplled sociology Is lnrge,
and ndequate to the establishment of
some Important conclusions.
It hns become evident thnt there are
two grent classes of causes tending to
poverty and degeneration, the subjective,
or those Inherent In the man himself,
surd the objective, or those Inherent
In the present organization of society.
The most striking fact about
the subjective causes Is that the same
causes nppear In all the studies In
both Europe and America.
There nre five grent causes of poverty,
as follows: Sickness,
These causes will vary
however. In ages of persons. With
aged persons there Is n general breaking
down because of Illness which Is
the natural cause of premature old age.
Sensuality ns a direct cause will appear
higher nmong women than among
men because It Is more serious with
women. Intemperance Is a form of Incapacity.
The classification was arbitrary,
Mrs. Smith explained, but It
was the only means to arrive at an
understanding of human nature to get
nt some Judicious nctlon by classifying
the masses of men Into sections so
that they may be more easily comprehended,
much ns one piles money, ten
pieces to a Pile. Thnt Is the object of
statistics. The causes vary, and no
one caue operates alone. Mrs. Roberts
took for example a drunken hUBband.
Going behind the caue of his Intemperance
it may be found that his wife
has a violent temper and drove him
from home on occasions until he found
solace In a 'saloon, nnd from being n
moderate drinker he drank to excess.
This resulted In the breaking up of the
home. There were no hnrd nnd fast
rules. The mnln enuses nre too often
Interwoven with minor one.
The clnsslflcatlon given by Mrs
Smith constitutes by fnr the grentest
part of the charncterlstlcs of tho poverty-stricken
clnsses. The spenker
discussed ench of the causes nt length,
emphasizing especially their complexity
and Interdependence nnd quoting
the old saying that "poor folks have
YOU MIGHT GET
Examinations for the Civil Service ns
Indicated below, are scheduled for February,
Further Information may be obtained
by consulting Prof. Alexander, Mr.
McCoy, Mr. Kenake, Mr. R. S. Stack-able
or Mr. A. B. Ingalls.
The United States Civil Service Commission
nnnounces nn examination on
February 17-13, 1904, to necure ellglbles
from which to make certification to fill
eighteen vncancies In the position of
copyist (mnle), at $900 per annum, In
the Bureau of Pensions, and other similar
vacancies as they may occur, for
which applications will be received until
the hour of closing business on Feb.
The United States Civil Service Commission
announces an examination on
February 24, 1904, at the places mentioned
In tho accompanying list, to
secure ellglbles from which to make
certification to fill n vacancy In the position
of magazine attendant, New-York
Navy-Yard, Naval Magazine, Dover,
N. J nt $2 per diem, and other
similar vacancies as they may occur,
for which applications will be received
until the hour of closing business on
Feb. 21rd. 1901.
HEAR OF HAWAII
From "The Blue Danube" has come
a request to the Hawaii Promotion
Committee to forwnrd a number of
photographs and literature on
Hawaii, which will be distributed
among the agents on the line of the
Danube Steam Navigation Company.
We Gruner, general superintendent
of the system, with headquarters at
Galatz, Roumonla, has asked for the
Information, and the next mall to the
coast will enrry a considerable stock
The superintendent stntes In a postal
card that he may be ot some service
In Informing travellers about Hawaii.
The Promotion Committee has some
very fine photographs which are obtained
through tho usual sources, but
most of the stock pictures taken, and to
be sold by photographers, are generally
of familiar scenes In the Islands. Amateur
photographers oftentimes hit upon
some unusually attractive picturesque
features of scenery nnd the Promotion
Committee is anxious to secure copies
to send to tho mainland for exhibition
TO BE REGISTERED
Treasurer A. N, Kepolknl gives notice
this morning that payment of warrants
on current expenditures nccount, excepting
for salaries and pay rolls, will
be deferred from date of jesterday.
Unpaid warrants will be registered and
draw interest of five per cent per annum.
In an Interview' with nn Advertiser
reporter, the Treasurer stated
that this arrangement was Indefinite
In duration. It will therefore last until
the Territorial funds nre replenished
from Incoming taxes.
Mr. Kepolkal further said that warrants
were being issued without question
under the npproprlntlon bills of
the 1903 session. Nothing more is
heard about a test case regarding the
validity of expenditures under those
"De trouble wif dot man," said
Plnkley, "Is dat he's too ambitious,"
"But he won't work,"
Miami 'Brown. "No, He's one
o' dese people dat would rather
hisself rldln' In a nutomohlle dan
git down to business an' push a wheelbarrow."
Turk oman Drops Her
- Frank. j
Except for the presence of the Turlc
woman who came to withdraw the
charge ngnlnst her husband, business I
wnn Rlnw In the noltre court vpstprdnv. '
Tho caso of Leon Biruus, attorney, I
ng a warrant that
Irlm went over for v.
3nrcla, a Porto Rl- I
charged with cashing
did not belong to
a week. Ventura
can, charged with larceny got the benefit
of a nolle prosequi. Another Porto
RIcan, Pedro Rica, alias rredarico
Rodriguez, was committed, to the, circuit
court for trial on a charge of having
drawn a razor on another Porto
RIcan. Two Japs appeared on charges
of being common nuisances and
His Honor made It four dollars each
Then Albert Kaiser, an old German,
and almost blind, was brought up. A.
woman owned a dog. Yesterday the-dog
was found to hnve a hole In Its'
t.1 ... .. Ulnl. l.lnn.1 ..n (Inn I .. r
Knlser w as seen to have a knife. There- jj
lore ne was gumy. ji lensi mis is ij
what the neighbors thought and that
is what they told the Judge. The Judge v(
decided that Knlser was not guilty of
attempting to murder the dog.
Sam Fox had been drunk but forfeit- I
ed bnil of six dollars in order to save ,
himself a lecture. So was Joe Fraga,
but he came Into court nnd wns assessed
three dollars and costs.
The next name wns "C. Macpherson."
'TTovo la n phnnrp In An n irnnH turn
-...- .., - c
for a fellow from the lnnd of my ancestors."
thought the Scotch Judge.
Tint V.q ntlarrnl Cntilimnn tiirrtml cmfr
to be a Porto RIcan. However, the
judge detected that he had been
elating with the Scotch considerably v
during the previous night and
ereu mat nrs entertainment, was wunii
about three dollars and the regulation
Then "Mary Morris," alias Mrs. J. H.
Love, appeared to answer to three
charges of assault and battery. She
was an attractive looking woman. It
appeared . that Mary had been In a
rough house In which she had more or
less battered the Dersons of Miss Ah '
Chuck, Mrs. Jos. Vlerra, and Mrs.
There were four nationalities
represented In the trouble and accord
ing to ail accounts it was Interesting. I
Mary found one of the women wearing
a new shawl. She had missed a lap-robe
and declnred that the new shawl i
had been made from the lap covering.
She charged the ladies with this offense i
and the pllikla followed. Judge Lindsay
made it "five dollars and costs "
Farm Cornn appeared. He is not
imo'of the original small farmers but it '
a sleek looking young Chinaman. He
had been a shareholder in the Fidelity
Insurance Company. Another Chinaman
had said naughty things concerning
the Fidelity. Arguments ensued
nnd Farm Cornn had lefuted the other
fellow's aiguments by n vigorous use
of his fists. He paid a dividend of five
dollars to the court.
PLAY THE HOST
The Leap Year dance of Mrs. Mary
Gunn, set for February 12, holds somewhat
of an Innovation In its plan as
fnr ns Honolulu is concerned. The
whole expense of the ball, which Is
held nt the Hnwnilun Hotel, Is borne
by the ladles who have the privilege of
electing their gentlemen guests and the
latter nre piacticnlly out of It as far
as choice is concerned of those who
nre to be present or who are to Join in
Each Indy to whom the Itrvitntion to
pnrticlpate in the dance has been sent,
possesses the privilege, in exchange for
the subscription as notified, of Inviting
two gentlemen. During the evening
the, gentlemen will tnke the second
place being relegnted to wall-flower V
positions If the ladies so choose while
the latter piny cnvaller.
The ladles, taking advantage of their
" privilege, will
rnnge the floor nnd choose whom they
will tnke for partners while the only
attribute of choice left the gentlemen
will be the borrowed retort of "my
card Is full I am afiald." As the ladles
"pay the piper" they "have a
right to choose the dance" and woman
will dominate the Leap Year Ball to Its
F ample Verdict.
Oglhara Helju's body was fotnd
hanging to a tree at Honomnele, Maul,
nnd a coroner's Juty found the following
"We, the coroners, do hereby agree
the cnuse of denth of the said person
who Is found culclde a Jap, and,
he himself took his own life by tlelng
a piece of cloth around his own neck
nnd let fall his body to be hang.
"Tho person Is supposed his death
took place about three months ago."
Turpln "Come with me to the zoo."
Jenks "No, thank you. I'll stay at
home. My daughter does the kangaroo
walk, my second daughter talks
like a parrot, my son laughs like a hyena,
my wife watches me like a hawk,
my cook Is as cros as a bear, nnd my
mother-in-law Bays I am nn old gorilla.
When I go anywhere I want a
Howes "Don't like this cold weather,
eh? Why, only Inst summer you wera
complaining of the heat." Barnes "Not
of the heat Itself, but rather because
of Its untimellness. It would be all
right If reserved for such weather iih
this." Boston Transcript.