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violence and also
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IHthe said ladies, his guests as aforesaid, hemorrhage In the forty-second years
to believe tnat no wouiu do arreswu, , , M,
ol "'" u'c xl1 -.
i . -:.i i ho wnnld Hlinmn the said
iUlnlntlff beforo the said ladies, and do-.Lucy K. Peabody of Honolulu, of the
H fayed the servlco of summons in said line of ancient chiefs, a son of the late
.action, until after the saiu plaintiff was George Hueu Davis and a grandson of
K.itPil nt the dinner-table, as a Isaac Davis, Kamehameha I's aide de
Kber of said Honolulu Engineering camp in his conquest of these Islands.
Iaw.!finn n nnrnnnlil: that nil and The bodv has been embalmed and will
j singular the language and conduct ) lie In state at the Honolulu
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paragraph tverred, were causeless, I await the arrival or me aeaa mans
(wanton and malicious, based on an mother, who is expected in the
Mined doubt ' to whether the said KInau on Saturday;
iW.&i yt,.V t iiiH.itf ..4h 'illi, J.
ENDS IN FIASCO
Witness Townscnd Is Kept in the
gg Dark jand Vida Committee
ond floor, the stairway leading to tho
next story being closed by a door. I
went to see a party. I had tho best
of reasons for knowing that a gambling
game was being carried on.
"In the door which blocked the pas
sage of the stairway was an aperture
and when I knocked at the door a na
tive came down stairs from the third
story and told me I could go no
"Above I heard sounds of
All tho supervisors wero present at last night's meeting with tho exception
of Cox, and there was a plentiful sprinkling of pollco in the ball.
The "minutes of tho last meeting were read and approved.
Tho chair called for Townscnd, but that elusive Individual
again failed to put in an appearance and Captain Parker was sent out on his
Adams was anxious to have proceedings in tho Vida investigation matter
stand over until Townsend could bo found.
In response to an inquiry by Chairman Smith, Capt. Parker stated that he
thought ho could bring Townscnd beforo tho supervisors in half an hour.
A batch of demands for material, supplies, etc., on behalf of the different
departments, was passed and ordored paid.
Captain Parker appoared nnd stated, that Townsend could not bo found,
despito a thorough search having been mado for him. -
Tho Townsend-Vida matter was then formally taken up.
Chairman Smith read tho following communication which ho said ho had
received yesterday morning:
Honolulu, T. II., Oct. 19, 1905. meeting last night nnd Townsend
Hon. Geo. W. Smith, Chairman, Board promised to be there at 7:30 o'clock.
or supervisors, louncy or uanu.
Dear Sir: I desire nt this time to
withdraw my complaint ngainst Assistant
Sheriff Vida for tho incident In his
ofllce on the 7th Inst, between himself
and me and which your Honorable
Board Is now Investigating.
I feel satisfied that what occurred at
Moore moved that the Investigating
committee be discharged and Lucas
Adams demanded good and sufficient
reason for any such action.
"The committee has made no report
that time was done on the impulse of to me," said Adams, "and It looks as
the moment and that it Is due Mr.
Vida, whom I have the greatest confidence
In, that ho should be exonerated
from all blame.
I therefore request that your Honorable
Board discontinue the Investigation
and exonerate Mr. VIdn.
I beg to remain,
- Tours -very- respectfully,
"The chair feels that tho committee
has been treated contemptuously ,.ln
this matter," said Smith, "and that
reflection has been cast on the whole
Board of Supervisors."
The chair stated that he had seen
Townsend and asked him If he had
written the letter under pressure nnd
that Townsend had told him that he
had drawn the letter up himself and
written It on his own typewriter. He
told him to attend the supervisors'
If they're hiding something. I don't
Moore said that he had been totally
unable to find Townsend and as Town-send
had withdrawn his charge against
Vida he moved that the committee be
"Townsend has tried to put up a Job
on Brown and Vida," chirruped little
Lucas, "and now he's afraid to come
before the supervisors lest he get the
worst end of the deal."
"Maybe he's scared to death," suggested
The virtuous Vida rose from his scat
"That's a reflection on me," he
"Sit down," said the chair, "and
speak when you're spoken to."
(Continued on Page 5.)
MONEY WAS LOST AND WON
IN MOORE'S GAMBLING DEN
Damaging Testimony Against the Joint Given
by Advertiser Reporters and Others Court's
Decision Reserved Until This Morning.
The case against Chas. Moore, Sam
Apoleona and Hlrano, charged with
conducting a gambling game on King
street near LUlha street, came up In
the police court before Judge Whitney
yesterday morning, Frank E. Thompson
appearing for the defendants.
The witnesses in the forenoon were
Japanese. Hamano, Klmura and
moto testified to having won and lost
money at the Moore game on many
occasions, one witness testifying 10
having won as much as $250 in a single
day. They had also "contributed,"
presumably to the maintenance of the
The members of the Advertiser's editorial
and reportorlal staff took the
witness-stand during the afternoon
H. M. Ayres, an Advertiser reporter,
He testified to knowing Moore and
to having visited the gambling house
on King street, run by Moore, early
"I went up the stairs," said Ayres,
"but could get no further than the sec
. ment the shuffling of feet, voices ana
'a bottlo or glass dropping. I heard
.the denomination of money called,
'five dollars,' 'ten dollars,' and I heard
expressions which I take It emanated
from players of a game. I heard somebody
yell, 'shoot the piece!' I also
'heard the click of dice and an altercation
between a Japanese and another
man. Then followed quietness
broken only by tbe click of the dlco.
I wasl there ten or fifteen minutes."
The widow of Sing Kee, who owned
the premises; Townsend
and several Japanese, elicited abso
lutely no Information of value.
Tanaka had played In the game mentioned
on Sept. 7 or 8 and again later
on. He had lost $4 and V He saw
Hlrano In the gambling room.
Nomura had gambled in the Kins
street joint on several occasions, playing
7-11. He had seen Apoleona and
Hlrano at tho game.
Shlono had shot craps In tho three-storied
building five or six times, not
longer ago than lost month. He had
seen Hlrano at tho game.
Fuklshlma had gambled in the place
twice, but had seen none of the de
MR. TAYLOR RECALLED.
A. P. Taj lor of tho Advertiser's staff
who had previously been examined, was
1 "I visited the place," said Taylor, "on
two occasions about three weeks ago.
I went upstairs until my progress was
barred by a heavy door at the foot of
tho stairway leading to the third floor.
Continued on Page 8.)
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VOL. XL. No. 82 HONOLULU, T. H., FRIDAY, OCTOBER ,20, 1905. SEMI-WEEKLY, WHOLE 2739
l, S, HUMPHREYS
SUED BY CLIENT
4 A. S. Humphreys.
) A Cable Ship Officer Claims $10,000 Damages
of the Former Judge for raise Action1
and Abusive Conduct.
Former Judge Humphreys Is up
against a serious situation as a law
practitioner if Second Engineer Laker,
-of the cable ship Restorer makes good
liis charges ngainst him in tho relations
of attorney and client.
An action for $10,000 damages has
3cen brought against A. S. Humphreys,
-attorney at law, by John W. K Laker,
a. recent client of defendant. Henry E.
Highton is attorney for complainant in
this damage suit. The causo of action
-alleged is malicious civil prosecution
in the District Court of Wainlua.
rrom the complaint, filed yestorday for
4he Soptembcr term of tho First Circuit
I Court, the
J Plaintiff is tho second engineer of
, f'iho cable ship Restorer, riow and sinco
it iApril 24, 1905, in tho port of Honolulu,
j! Ho is also a member of the Honolulu
If Xngineering .Association.
L On September 18 Laker sought tha
I advice of Humphreys on a point of law,
' I and tho f ollowinc jlay Humphreys oral-
Iv ornvn tn him his oninion on tho auos
plaintiff would pav tho fee of twonty'
live dollars aforesaid, which in fact tho
said plaintiff wns fully prepared to pay
and did pay to the said defendant,
aftor tho premature action aforesaid
had been so dismissed as aforesaid, in
exact conformity with his agreement
as aforesaid, and for tho purpOso of
humiliating and discrediting the said
plaintiff beforo tho said ladles, tho said
members of tho Honolulu Engineering
Association, and other guests at the
said hqtel; and that, in consequencoof
tho violent and abusive langungo and
conduct of tho said defendant, and the
commencement of said action and tlio
service of process therein as aforesaid,
tho said visit of said two ladies to
Waialua was broken up and cut short,
and they wero escorted back to said
aro Honolulu uv tlio Husband OC tlio ono
nna tho lather of tne otner."
A second count goes further into do-tails.
It is alleged that, to humiliato
and discredit tho plaintiff, and to bring
him into obloquy and disgrace before
tho hotel guests and especially beforo
tho two ladies, tho defendant wantonly
and maliciously deferred the service of
the process until after the dinner had
commenced and the plaintiff was seated
at the dinner tablo with the members
of the Honolulu Engineering
' .. . , ... , m. , i.. m.l tion, in viow of them and of the other
The , . , ...
K rtiou submitted. agreed charge was ,
( '.-twenty-five dollars, which Lakor prom- having "pointed out the said plaintiff
i dsed to pay tho attorney "at tho com-' to tho said deputy sheriff," and about
t .mnncomcnl. of .Ihe . month of October.
IfiA. D.'1905." "
I On September 30 the defendant com-
.' Tncnced an action against tho plaintiff
j in the District Court of Waialua, to
' -cover the sum of one hundrod dollars
,-for tho professional services aforesaid,
Km which dato District Magistrate-, . 8.
HMahaulu issuod a summons to this
Maliciously anu witnout rcasonaoio
si -or probable cause," tno dotendant lu
ll structeu tho magistrate to placo tho
V. summons in tho hands of tho Deputy
I of Wainlua for sorvico. which
was dono and that officer duly served
tthe summons. By reason of such
ico tho plaintiff was compelled to
i ploy an attorney to represent him in
v mo action, wno uuiy appeareu in me
'fMagistrafte's court at half-past ono
, o'clock on October 2. Tho plaintiff,
,. Humphreys, did not appear oithcr per-
I .eonally or by attornoy, and tho action
Jj was in open court dismissed.
? Hy reason of that action. tho plaintiff
was put to tho oxpense of a journoy
.irom Waialua to Honolulu and return,
i also that of his attorney's journey to
, iWaialua from Honolulu. Including tho
(.attorney's fee of $20 paid, the ex-'
in amounted to about
"To establish express and actual
1 malice by the defondant," Humphroys,
I and "to lay tho foundation for tho
I recovery of exemplary and (or) puni
tive damages in this action," Laker
I JIThot i.r, nni.l Hontnmhnr .Ifltll. A. D.
"kl905. tbe said plaintiff, as tho said do-
lifendant well Knew, was at Waialua
I'.lin fact the said plaintiff was thcro.l
.'.with two ladies of Honolulu aforesaid, I
half an hour thereafter, or 8 p. m., "at
ihe instigatron Wd'Uncier tho direction
or tno said defendant tno said plain'
tiff wns called out from tho said din
and then and there by the
said deputy sheriff served with tho
summons or process aforesaid."
From tho premises, th'o plaintiff
claims $iu,uuu damages of tbe defend
LESLIE LOSES LIFE
CLAIM OK I, I, SI CO,
A cablegram to Smith & Lewis states
that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
has decided the case of Leslie vs.
Inter-Island Steam Navigation Co.,
Ltd., against the plaintiff, who appealed
from Judge Dole's decision In favor
of the defendant.
Leslie sued for $50,000 damages on
account-of being laid off from employment
by the I.-I. S. N. Co., claiming
that his engagemept was practically
for life. He was engaged as a first
mate, having a master's certificate,
and, according to his complaint, he was
promised early promotion and perpet
'Judge Dole, In an exhaustive review
of tho law bearing on the case, found
Leslie's claim untenable. An appeal
was taken by complainant to the appellate
court In San Francisco. A Ca-
iu,wt' i uiejjrum 10 qiiiiwi oc lewis, uuonieys
for the defendant, yesterday announced
aforesaid, temporarily, and stopping at tnat the nppeai was dismissed. J. J.
Alio lialeiwa itotci at saiu pmce; imii. rjunno was Leslie's attorney.
iUi. ! ah.1 1 nn nli 4-a tf snn nf Vltd firlrllf ll II 1111 1 I III A U II
4 friends, who were his guests, and in- j 1)11 Mill rULLI L n"U
ti tenaeu 10 rumiuu uv mo cam uui,vi
with his said cueste. until tho follow
ing Tuesday, October 3d, A. D. 1905;
' that the said plaintiff waa also at said
n nttnml tlm feoml.nnniinl
i dinner of tho Honolulu Eneineerinc As-
tnnlotlnn nf will oil tin WflB and IB a
LOCAL SILK CULTURE
member, 'held on tho evening of said I Mr. Pollltz, the San Francisco broker,
September 30th, A. D. 1905, at said I has been investigating the Bilk worm
JHaloiwa .Hotel; tnat, during mo " 1 industry and states that, he will pat
'last aforesaid, preceding and in m mtQ u sk worma haye been
tion with tno action aioresaiu, uu mo
?Cni nf -aid hotel, and in the tried on these Islands and their prod-
ftate vicinity thoroof, tho said dof endant uct Is excellent. As there is a duty of
P addressed to the said plaintiff various 65 per cent, on raw silk, Mr. Pollltz
tl J 1a! Bvn.n.alnnJ IIS fl Mil I- I tint I n.A tn (.a IaimI article would
'. 4USU1V"; MlHvaoMo. .. . uciicica HIM VC tuwut
II beat' and 'blackguard,' and also pro-Ben at a large profit
F'fano expressions in a loud tono and
1'angry manner, and wncu tue saiu
tiff tried to withdraw from tho
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I'tnCO Vn uoi1 lnnnt tlirnntnnf(l llim
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would utilize a great many of Ihe Japa
nese women and children.
HAD FAMOUS ANCESTOR.
Peter Peabody Davis died at
yesterday morning og cerebral
COST A FORTUNE
Union Iron Works Awarded Contract and Gets
Thirty Thousand Dollars if Does Job
in Thirty-Five Days.
, v (Associated Press Cablegrams.)
SAN FRANCISCO, October ao.Tho Union Iron Works has
been awarded the contract to repair the Alameda within 35 days.
The cost will be $30,000.
JAPAN'S NAVAL PRIDE.
TOKIO, October 20. The Emperor will review the naval forces
next week. Tho parade will be composed of 7 columns and will be
Jl 1 r . ... .
iu raucs iung. v
BRISTOL, Conn., October 20. Of the money stolen by Messenger
Cunliffo from the Adams Express Company $80,000. has been
recovered. . " '
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THE WORM TURNS.
BIG BLAST BRINGS DOWNS
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VICTORIA;- October 20. There is a revolution in Northern
Korea. The Japanese are suppressing it, following Korea's inaction.
RALEIGH, N. C, October 20. President Roosevelt has received
ovations through the state.
RALEIGH, October 19. President Roosevelt was given an
ovation when he arrived here.
LONDON, October 19. -The Prince and Princess of Wales
started today on their tour of India.
MELBOURNE, October 19. The Australian Senate and House
of Representatives have voted in favor of Irish home rule.
COPENHAGEN, October 19. Prince Charles of Denmark has
announced his willingness to accept the crown of Norway if elected
by the Storthing.
BRIDGEPORT, October 19. Edward Cunliffe, the Adams Express
employe who disappeared with $100,000 of a Pittsburg bank's
funds, was arrested here today. He confessed his crime and declares
that the money is intact.
HOTTENTOTS WHIP GERMANS.
CAPE TOWN, Capo Colony, October 12. Morengo and Morris, chiefs ot
tho rebellious Hottentots of German-Southwest Africa, have captured Jorusalcm Q.
Camp between Warmbad and Scuit Drift aftor sovoro fighting, during which
Liout. Surmnnd and flvo men were killed and eight men wore wounded. Tho
Hottontots sustained no losses and captured all tho stock and stores. Sevoral
Germans were made prisoners, but after being disarmed wero allowod to return
to Von Trotha, commander of tho German forces, with'
11 letter from Morengo, saying that tho Hottontots were now in a position to
tako tho offensive and would light to tho finish. Tho, German garrison at
Kliplaats, hearing that Morengo was in tho vicinity, burned theirv stores, do- -
sortod their post and retired to Dcscondosdam. Tho garrison at Nkaas haB boon.
strengthened by 000 men and a battery of artillery.
CEiLINGAT THE HAWAIIAN
jJJOTEl EARLY THIS MORNING
What might hava easily been a fatal accident was caused at the Hawaiian
Hotel at 1:55 this morning, by a heavy blast at the Alakea street slip.
As Night Clerk F. W. Cruso, who was making his rounds, was walking,
along the main hall leading to the lan&C the blast occurred, and a consider)
able section vi the hall celling fell to" the ground.
The detached plaster, the weight of which Is great, literally fell at Mr..
Cruso 's feet and his escape wasMndccd a lucky one.
Last night It was foarejr that another blast would bring tho entire hall