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PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, OCTOBER 26, 1887.
THE DAILY Pacific Commercial Advertiser IS PUBLISHED EVERY MORNING. -:o:- tbshs or .HunsmiPTiojr, ter annum.... Bix moaths ... Fer month..... .f S 00 . J 00 . 50c 039-Nnbflcrlptions Payable Always In AdTanee. Communications from all parts of the Kingdom vH always be very acceptable. Persons residing lu any part of the United States ; remit the amount of subscription due by Post onfee money order. Vatter Intended for publication in the editorial niiimns bhould be dresed to ' ROITOR PACIFlf COMMKRCIAL A DVKBTISER.' Aaslne4S comniunieatlon and advertisements s.iould be addressetl simply P. C. DVSRTISKB, A lid mot to Individuals TBE Pacific Commercial Advertiser fs now for s.le iaii.v it the Fftllwwlnsr Places J. H. SOPER Merchant street &. M. HEWETT Merchant street l n. THRUM .. Fort street WH. 8TRAHLMANN. . Hawaiian Hotel Five Cents per Vejty. WEDNESDAY October 25 th A strong Opposition is expected by some to develop on the assembling of the Legislature. A social reunion as a sequel to the planters' annual meeting is a feature which is confined to the palmv days of old. says : The Queen of the Sandwich Islands has bestowed upon Gov.rnor Ames, Mayor O'Brien and five Boston Alder men the " Older of Kapiolani." The breach of promise case came up for hearing in the Supreme Court yester day afternoon. It took nearly two hours to empanel a jury. By request of the Court the evidence is withheld from pub lication until the trial is over. The New York " Sun " of September 27th says : Claus Spreckels was one of the strollers in the Fifth Avenue corri dors last night. Jle is short, thick set, with a gray moustache and beard, and a wealthy, contented look. He is the " Su gar King" of the Pacific Slope, and he carries a mortgage on the throne and about all the goods and chattels of the Sandwich Islands. Oite of the latest attempts to harness the forces of nature for the service of man is the adaptation of a windmill for the turning of a dynamo, the electricity thus obtained being stored in suitable batter ies, and afterward used in lighting bea cons for the benefit of the maritime interests. There is a station of this kind near the mouth of the Seine, and consid erable success has been obtained. The desirability of founding asylums for habitual inebriates is agitating the minds of colonial legislators. It is pro posed to have an institution for the class who are constantly before the police courts, and another for private tipplers, who are to be admitted on the recom mendation of their friends. This is very like an application of that time-honored principle which frames one law for the rich and another for the poor. The Australia. The Australia left tier moorings about 1 p. in. yesterday, her departure being delayed an hour beyond the usual hour. The scene on the wharf was character istically animated. The passenger list which is given below, includes the names of several prominent figures in local society. The mail b. gs contained 4,428 letters and 989 papers. The cargo, which is particularized in our shipping column, comprised domestic produce to the value of $74,052.00: The. following is the passenger list : CabinPaul Isenberg, F. S. Rou mage, E. F. Wright, Signor Roselli, Mrs. Joran, Misses Lula, Pauline and Eiiee Joran, Mrs. J. H. Emmes and daughter, Dr. G. H. Martin, H. Engel brecht, Henry Grube Marchant, Cap tain G. E. G. Jackson and family, Mrs. J. G. Dickson, the Misses Lau rita and Hessie Dickson, M. A. Gon salves and wife Mrs. J. P. Cooke and three children, Arthur Turton, W." L. Hopper and wife, H. W. Morse and E. A. Pierce. Steerage A. J. Merrill, Thosi. Much, Louis Howell, W. A. Har ris, J as. Oswald, R. D. Taylor, Mokui ima, wife and 3 children, A. Sommers, wife and 3 children, J. Sommers, wife and 3 children, F. Millis, II. Langham, Mrs. J. Wignall, Geo. Caster, M. E. Lund, VV. E. Hollissend, L. Ordenstein, L. Hsrnbeyer, II . Baker, C. Reuter, M. V. Holmes, Vox Kooner, Mr. McDer uaott, MrsO. Smith, Miss E. Smith, A. Pcutos, H. Pino and 3-i others. BREACH OF PROMISE. The case of Flora II. Rt. Clair vs. W M. ilbon on Trial. The case of Flora Howard St. Clair vs. Walter Murray Gibson came on for trial at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon in the Supreme Court before Mr. Justice Bick erton. Mr. Neumann, counsel for defendant, moved that the case be postponed until after that of The King vs. Lee Ah Ki, robbery, had been heard. The latter case had been partly heard when one of the jury, H. Mclntyre, was taken sick and had to go home. Mr. Kinney argued that if the sick juryman vas not able to attend the breach of promise case should go on. Mr. Neumann claimed that if Mr. Mc lntyre was able to attend in the morning the case of Lee Ah Ki should proceed. He was perfectly willing to go on with the breach of promise case if Mclntyre was not able to come. His Honor said that on the showing of a doctor's certificate Mclntyre was con fined to his room and unable to attend. An officer of the Court had been to see Mclntyre and found he was not able to attend at 10 o'clock, but might be able to be out Wednesday morning. A man charged with a criminal offense, where there i3 no bail, was entitled to trial be fore a civil case. If Mclntyre was able to attend Wednesday morning he would consider the advisability of the ease pro ceeding. If he could not attend then the next case in order must go on. Mr. Neumann said his motion was that the robbery case be continued from to day until Wednesday morning. His Honor An officer tells me that Mr. Mclntyre can be here to-morrow ; if so Lee Ah Aki will have his trial. After further argument the , breach of 1 . 1 A 1 promise case was orougnt up ana tne following jury called into the box : H. S. Tregloan, H. Lose, T. W. Rawlins, William Robson, E. O. White, T. G. Thrum, T. F. Lansing, A. L. Smith, H, J. Hart, A. Mossman, W. Unger and C. W. Nicoll. Mr. Kinney stated that it was in order for any of the jury to say whether they had any reasons for not sitting on the case. H. J. Hart said he might be called as a witness. Mr. Neumann I object to his being excused. Mr. Kinney Have you formed any -m Mr w-w . a opinion, mx. uartr Mr. Hart I have. I could not try the case. JUy opinion is tired. The Court excused him and Thomas Lindsay was called in his place. Mr. Kinney Have you any reason for 1 not sitting on the case, Mr. Lindsay? Mr. Lindsay None. Mr. Kinney The jury is satisfactory to the plaintiff. Mr. Hatch asked that the jury be sworn, which was done by His Honor. Mr. Hatch then proceeded to put number of questions to Lindsay, which elicited the following answers : I have no personal feeling or hostility that would affect this case. I took part in the late movement for good government as member of the League. I am a member of an organization known as the League. One object of it was to remove incapable officers. It was not directed particularly to Mr. Gibson. Mr. Kinney here objected to counsel going into an investigation about the League. He had no particular feeling about it, and it was no disgrace to be long to that League. Mr. Hatch thought the objection pre mature. He then asked Lindsey if that organization was formed to remove Mr. Gibson? Mr. Kinney I object. Mr. Hatch Our client is entitled to be tried by unprejudiced jurors. When that organization was largely directed against the defendant we have a right to question the witness as he stated he belonged to it. We want to find out whether there was an hostile action by this organization against the defendant. Mr. Kinney This juryman should not be saddled with the feelings of every other man in the organization. He is only responsible for what lie thinks to day. His Honor Lirwtoey has said he was a member of the League. It was not the object of other men but what effect the the object of the organization had upon the juryman's mind to prejudice the defendant. I allow the examination to go on. Mr. Hatch We note exceptions to the ruling. Turning to Lindsay, he asked Was this organization directed against Mr. Gibson as an individual ? Mr. Lindsay No it was not. Mr. Hatch Is it a secret society ? Mr. Kinney I object. There is a law against secret societies. It is a question that may criminate him. His Honor There is unquestionably a law against a man belonging to a secret society. Mr. Kinney The witness can answer it or not. Mr. Neumann What does counsel I want now ? Mr. Kinney I obiect to the Question. He has a right to be instructed by the Court that he can either answer or not. His Honor The juror is under oath, and entitled to protection. Mr. Neumann We object to the rul ing. I will ask Mr. Kinney to come and help me to frame the objection. Mr. Kinney My experience with the learned counsel is that I would rather J deal with the Court. His Honor I am writing it myself. Mr. Neumann Thanks, Your Honor. I hope it will satisfy my dissatisfied friend. His Honor then read the objection. Lindsay was again questioned by Mr. Hatch, and replied as follows : I was not aware that Mr. Gibson was taken to Cooke's warehouse by members of the League. He was taken there for protection. I was not present when he was taken there. I do not know whether members of this organization or the Rifles took him there. I do not know by whose orders he was taken there. I saw him return from there under pro tection of the Honolulu Rifles. Have no ill-feeling in any shape or form against Mr. Gibson. Never had any bias or prejudice against him, or ever talked with him. Have formed no opinion on his personal honesty. He does not owe me anything. Do not know that he ever took a dollar that did not belong to him. Do not know whether he is a rich or poor man to-day. Mr. Kinney I understand this is an examination to satisfy the Court. The question is whether the man is so biased against Mr. Gibson's antecedants and honesty that he cannot try the case. His Honor If he has fixed in his mind that the defendant is dishonorable there must be some prejudice, and he cannot try the case. Mr. Hatch In your mind, Mr. Lind say, do you think Mr. Gibson was a dis honorable man ? Lindsay I have nothing to say against him, only this, that I think he was in capable of managing this country. Mr. Hatch then turned his attention to Wm. Unger, and asked him if he was a member of the League organization. Unger- I have heard of it. Mr. Hatch Were you a member? Unger I decline to answer. Mr. Hatch Was that organization di rected against Mr. Gibson ? Unger Not that I am aware of. Mr. Hatch Have "you any ill-feeling or hostility against Mr. Gibson. Uiiger I have not. Have no un friendly feeling against his honor or honesty ; Heard rumors of threats to hang him. Do not know who made them. Was not aware of any organiza tion having personal feeling against Mr. Gibson. Krow nothing of any organiza tion. Understand Mr. Gibson left the country on his own account for the ben efit of his health. Can hear this case without any bias or prejudice. Have not expressed any opinion. Mr. Hatch then examined the other jurymen in the following order, their answers only being given. A. L. Smith Have not formed any opinion. Have no bias against defend ant. Think I can try the case. E. O. White Have formed no opinion on the case. Have no personal preju dice or feeling, have nothing to base any opinion on Mr. Gibson's honesty or dishonesty. Was ca'led out on the day of the mass meeting fis a member of the Rifles. Did not understand we were taking action against him. Understood we were out to bring forth a reform movement. There was no feeling of ex citement. Was not excited more than usual, or against the defendant. Took no part in the movement to send him m out of the country. Was at Cooke's warehouse. Was one of the squad that escorted him. Understood we were guarding him. Heard nothing of the . merits of this case. Do not know either plaintiff or defendant, m T.I T T T r i x. r. Lansing nave iormea no opinion of this case. Not conscious of any prejudice, or hostility in my mind against the defendant. Can try the case on its merits. , C. Nicoll Have no opinion in this case, or prejudice against the defendant. Was called out as a member of the Rifles at the mass meeting. Did not hear any speeches directed against Gibson. As far as I know was not aware of any movement to oust him out of office. Not acquainted with either plaintiff or defendant. Can try this case without bias. T. W. Rawlins Do not know either party. Formed no opinion or expressed any whatever. Have no hostility or ill feeling, nor formed any opinion as to Mr. Gibson's honesty and veracity. Can try this case without prejudice. T. G. Thrum Have heard the case talked over to some fextent, and have partly formed an opinion as to its merits. Have expressed a private opinion. Evidence would be required to remove it. The Court excused Mr. Thrum and F. L. Winter was called in his place. A. Mossman Have not heard the case talked over. Am not conscious of any bias against defendant. Think I can try the case with one party standing equally as well as the other. . H. S. Tregloan Have not heard the case taiKea over. Am acauainted with Mr. Gibson. Formed no opinion on the merits of the case. Am not conscious of the slightest prejudice against either party. W. Robson Formed no opinion on the case and have no bias against either. Took no part in any movement against Gibson. No reason why I should not try the case on the evidence presented. H. Lose Have not heard the case talked over. Formed no opinion what ever. Have no bias or prejudice. F. L. Winter Have heard the case talked over. Do not know that I have formed or expressed any opinion. Have nothing particularly against defendant. Did my duty as a rifleman wThen ordered out. Was not aware of any intent of the Went out with the Rifles neace. That is all I know about it. Am not conscious of any ill feeling against Gibson. Think I can ap a proach this case without any bias. Will trv the case on the evidence, without any other consideration. Mr. Hatch then peremptorily chal lenged William Unger. The Court ex cused him and J. J. Lecker was called in his nlace. Mr. Lecker said he had not heard much of the case. He knew the parties by sight. Had no prejudice against either of them. v Mr. Hatch said the jury was satisfac tory to the defendant. Mr. Kinney peremptorily challenged F. L. Winter, and the Court excused him. J. J. Shaw was called in his place. He said he had not heard the case talked over and had formed no opinion. He could enter the trial unbiased. His Honor said he understood the jury was satisfactory and swore them in. A recess of ten minutes was taken, after which Mr. Kinney opened the case for the plaintiff, and stated at length what they intended to prove. The plaintiff, Flora Howard St. Clair, was then put on the stand, and the oath administered by the Clerk of the Court. She was dressed in mourning, and was accommodated with a chair and also a glass of water. She gave her evidence in a clear manner, Mr. Kinney conduct ing the examination. At 5 o'clock His Honor announced that an adjournment would be had until 10 o'clock W dnesday morning, when the' examination of the plaintiff will be continued. He requested that the news papers would not publish any of the evi dence until after the case had been tried. Quite an audience were present in the Court during the afternoon. Messrs. Smith & Kinney and A. C Smith appear for plaintiff, and Messrs F. M. Hatch and Paul Neumann for de fendant. N. S. Sachs iraml Opeuing-. It is just as we expected, that when Mr. and Mrs. N. S. Sachs visited the coast they would select and return with an elegant stock of new goods. A visit to the Popular Millinery Store on Fort i 1 At . sireet lo-ua', wnen ine grana opening takes place, will well repay every lady. There is a most beautiful array of goods to meet the eye. It is impossible to give a full and complete list, but we must call attention to the imported pattern hats and bonnets, combination suits, em broideries, laces, stylish velvets, lace flounces, ribbons, fancy stripes and plaid and latest dress materials. The opening will continue until Saturday. By calling early you get the best opportunity. LbUO Absolutely Purea This powder never varies. A marvel of purity, strength and vholesomcness. More economical than fiie ordinary kinds , and cannot be sold in coo petitio i with the multitude of lowtest, short weight, alum or phosphate powders. Sold only 13 CANS. IiOYAl BAK.LNCJ POWE& CO.. 106 WftH-gi, V. Y. WM. T. COLEMAN & CO., Affents, SAN FRAKCISCO. CAL. d PACIFIC STEAM BOOK AND JOB OFFICE Li 1 prepared to do all kinds o Commercial & Legal Work Having just Received a Complete and Af.sortment of New lob Types anil Ornaments Of thfl Latest Stylea, from the moat Cel bra ted Foundries of the United States, and employing only Experienced and rastv Workmen, we are prepared to turn out Letter llcadH, Bill Ueadk. Circulars, 3S'te Slends. organization to keep the ATnpnftn Commercial liirviiiiu GEAND O -AT 01311 i MI mi P Millinery lar V !DXESDAY, TilUESDAY, FEIDAY and SATUEDi.T. IT x-eiioli Pattern Hats VIL BE ON EXHIBITION. Ladies are .Politely Requested to Call and Inspect. 104 Fort St., Honolulu. 2ST..S. SACHS, PEOEIETOR 1 Tf 1 TTT1I11 OPENING fllLUNffii Thursday, Frida3r, AND Saturday, A T CHAS. J. FISHEL, Leading Millinery House. JAS. F. MORGAN, Auctioneer -AND- Commission Merchant. M1 It. JAS. F. MORGAN, LATELY A PARTNER of the firm of E. P. ADAMS & CO., now dissolved, will from this day carry on the busi ness of Auctioneer and Commission Merchant In the premises lately occupied by E. P. Adams & Co., No. 45 Queen street. Honolulu, September 1, 1887 . 809tf GBASS SEEDS. COCKSFOOT, RYE GRASS, ENG LISH RED CLOVER, COW GRASS. THB ATTENTION OF ALL INTERESTED IN improving the pasture lands of the Islands is called to the above valuable seeds, which we offer for sale in lots to ouit purchasers. We have also on hand sample lots of White Clover, English Alsyke, Timothy, Rib Grass. Crested Dog's Tall, Tall Fescue. Italian Rye Grass and Lucerne seeds, which we offer in small lots for trial, and will also receive orders for quantities of not less than half a ton weight, and execute same with dispatch. 7l7-junel8tfd&w G. IRWIN A CO, T. J. BASS S. H. BKOWN T. J. BASS & CO. Importers of and Dealers In A rtists' - Materials, Faints, Oils, Glass, Varnishes, Turpentine. Manufacturers of Mouldings, Picture Frames, etc., etc , etc. 14 and 16 Ellis Ktreet near Sfarket, SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. 634miyl4tf ' Hawaiian Mutual Fire and Marine Insurance Co. Subscription Lists for Stock and Policies now open at GULICK'S AGENCY, taugl No. Sa.Uerchant Street. Jnrtsmcms. OPENING ! F1 GOODS THE . G. Irwin ft OFFER FOR SALE: iSUGAES DRY GRANULATED In Barrels, Half Barrels, And 30-pound Hoiea, CUBE- fn Half Barrels And 25-pound Hexes, I'OWDKRKD In xo-pound Bores. GOLDEN C. COFFEE In Half Barrtla TJ5AS , Blue Mottled Soap SALM ON Cases Corned Beef. F L O TJ R Cs Medium Bread. O IL 8 FUEL and LUBRICATING. 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