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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL. ADVERTISER: HONOLULU, APRIL 3, 189.
JUDGE KINNEY AT VANCOUVER, He Places Government Evidence Before Lawyer Davis. AhHFOJUO TALKS TO RKPOKTEKS. Arthur Peterton'a Death-Crelfrhtotrs VenloD-Judce IJxon Ah Annexa tionist Rlckard'a Can In England. Vakcouveb (B. C), March Ten days ago a man named Houk, of Honolulu, arrived in Vancouver and represented bimeeif as a lawyer sent by the Hawaiian Government to look into the case pending between the three deported men, Cranstoun, Muel ler and Johnstone, and the Canadian Australian Steamship Company, that carried them away from Hawaii. Houk could not produce any papers substantiating his story, and those who could give him information re fused to do so. A week later E. P. Davis. Q. C, who has had the case ostensibly for the steamship company and practi cally for the Hawaiian Government, got a letter from Minister of Foreign Affairs Hatch, advising bim that Judge Advocate Kinney, the prosecut ing attorney in the late court martial at Honolulu, would call on him. Judge Kinney's visit was kept so secret that, although he came by way of San Francisco, he had left Vancou ver on his return before the nature of his visit wm8 ascertained. He called upon oue person only, Xiawyer Davis. He came to him armed with volumiuoua documentary evidence bearing upon the case in point. He said be had been sent by the Hawaiian Government to the Coast for the purpose of mastering the details of the case, aud that the Gov ernment was so much interested that it had given him power to engage the best counsel obtainable to watch the case for Hawaii. He considered the claims of the men preposterous. They wanted $50,000 and they were barely ekeing out an existence in Honolulu, previous to their being deported, be said. Lawyer Davis said that it is true that there is an agreement between the Hawaiian Government and the steamship company, but be had seen the agreement and was satisfied that it was not binding oo the Govern ment. The Government was taking the keen interest it did on account of the constitutional question at issue. Cranstoun, the American who was deported, said that the Hawaiian Government had put up bouds re cently to the extent of the damages asked, to insure the steamship com pany against possible loss in the suit. Vancouver (B. C ), March 23. Ad vocate Judge Kinney, of Honolulu, is in this city in connection with the suit of the deported men. Judge Kin ney was closeted with the lawyers acting for the outlawed American, Cranstoun, all the afternoon. As yet, he is uncommunicative. SCHOONER WAHLBERG RELEASED. San Francisco, March 26. It will be remembered that in January la9t a lot of arms aud ammunition was ship ped from this port to the insurgents at the Sandwich islands on the schooner C. 11. Wahlberg. At San Diego the schooner was seized at the instigation of the Hawaiian authorities, and an appeal was made to United States District Attorney Foote, of this city, to hold Captain Martin, of the Wahl berg, for perjury and a violation of the neutrality laws. The District Attorney ha decided that, in view of the decision of Judge Ross in the Itata case and other pre cedents, the United States is without any legal grounds for action in the premises. Captain Martin ana uis vessel will consequently be released. RETURN OF ENVOY DIXON. Butte, (Mont.), March 16. Judge Dixou, who has been sent to Hono lulu by Chairman McCreary of the Foreign Relations Committee, re-, turned today. While declining to discuss the ob ject of his trip, he admits making a thorough investigation of the recent events on the islands, and gives it as his opinion that annexation is inevit able. He says the natives are becom ing enthusiastic annexationists, and all favor it except the English resi dents. KICKAKD'S CASE. London, March 10. Sir Edward Grey, in reply to a question of Hugh Dettrell, representing the Tavistock division of Devonshire, who has asked for information regarding the case of Mr. Rickard, who was sentenced to death for taking part in the rebellion at Hawaii, and whose sentence was subsequently commuted to three year's imprisonment and a fine of $io,000, said that as soon as the necessary papers were received the Government would decide whether it could inter fere. CAPTAIN DA VIES' DENIAL. San Francisco, March 16 Among the Arawa's passengers was Captain "William Davies, commander of the steamer Waimaualo. Davies was ac cused of taking arms to the rebels at Honolulu. He denies that he suffered any indignities at the hands of the Hawaiian Republic, as was reported. He says that although he is now an exile, he was the victim of circum stances and hopes that some day his innocence will be proved. DEATH OF ARTHUR PETERSON. Arthur P. Peterson, Attorney-General of Hawaii under the monarchy, and recently exiled with many others from the island-, died yesterday at the California Hotel says the S F. Call of March 17th. His few friends and brothers in exile were with him when he expired. They took charge of the remains, which will be interred here. Arthur P. Peterson was born in New Bedford, Mass., of old Puritan stock, and was 36 years old. He went to the Hawaiian islands when quite young, and after graduating trom Puuahou Colleee, he went to the law college of the University of Michigan and was graduated with honors. He next went to Boston, where he was in active practice of his profession for some years, alternating it with news paper work. He was Deputy Attorney-General for two years aud twice Attorney General of Hawaii under the mon archy ; also sitting as Noble for Oahu in the Legislature 'of 1890 02. He was Attorney-General at the time of the revolution in 1898. He had conferred upon him the decoration of the Impe rial Order of the Sacred Treasure of Japan for services rendered to the Japanese Government. Peterson's friend, Charles Creigh ton, also an ex-Attorney-General and now an exile, in speaking of Peter sou's illness and death said: "Hi late illness was contracted while un dergoing solitary confinement in the station-house in Honolulu during the uprising. He was confined to his bed during the last two weeks. 'Peterson was the acknowledged head of his profession in Hawaii, hav ing established for himself a reputa tion for ability and integrity excelled by none at the Hawaiian bar. Dur ing bis last illness he constantly imagined that he was still in prison and suffering from the indignities practiced on him. His last words were: 'I've got out of jail."' ASHFORD IS DEFIANT. Clarence W. Ashford, one of the deported adherents of the ex queen of of Hawaii, who arrived on the Arawa, was seen at the Lick House last night, says the San Francisco Chronicle of March 16. He readily conseuted to give his views on the situation at the islands. "Yes, I am a full-fledged exile now," said he, "and to tell the truth I am not a little surprised at being such. Not that I expected to be ac quitted, but, on the contrary, because of my having been permitted to leave the islands with a whole fkin. I really expected to be kept there and subjected to a long term of imprison ment or something even worse. "I feel very much agrieved on ac couut of the attitude of the American people in reference to our case. Be cause the Provisional Government bad Its band play "Yankee Doodle" and declared itself to be a Government of the people by the people, you folks over here have run away with the idea that the so-called revolution which resulted in the present Govern ment was simply civilization and freedom asserting itself and downing a tyranicai monarchy. Never was a more serious mistake made. The fact of the matter is that the Dole Govern ment is the most un-American and repulsive combination imaginable. We exiles were sent away, not be cause we bad done anything wrong, but because we believed in a true re publican form of government and dared to dif-approve of the tyrauy and misrule which usurped a former satis factory government. "The American League over there is an organization formed to promote annexation to the United States. Its leading members are American citi zen who have had some experience in American politics. They are for the most part liberal in their ideas and are most persistent in their efforts to secure lenient treatment of the politi cal prisoness lately arrested: whereas the so called 'solid men' would move, heaven and earth in their efforts to bring the leaders of the late movement to the gallows. The atro city involved in the condemnation of American citizens by a lynch court, masquerading under the name of a military commission, is something which should come very closely home to every Americau . "The Constitution of Hawaii, bad and uurepublican as it is in most re spects, at least professes to guarantee the light of trial by jury. But, though the Government had control of the judiciary through its own ap pointees on the bt-nch, and had jurors who, in order to be eligible must take an oath abjuring the monarchy they feared some of the parties whom they wished to convict might slip through their hands. Therefore the court martial was organized, not to try, but to convict, those who ' should be brought before it. This is the way we who do not believe in the present Government looked at the situation. "The Grand Army of the Republic might do worse than to consider whether poor old Major Seward and Colonel V. V. Ashford, themselves Grand Army men, as well as other American citizens have received the rights to which they are entitled from the military court." Mr. Ashford dwelt at length upon the alleged ill-treatmeut of the politi cal prisoners. He bad not fared so badly himself, he said, except from a spell of solitary confintmeut, but he declared that others had been tor tured by minions of the Government in the hope that they might be har rassed.iuto giving evidence against themselves and others of the pris oners. Speaking of the ex queen, Ashford sajd he had spoken with her just be fore boarding the Arawa. She was then a prisoner guarded by soldiers. He said he was satisfied that she would scorn the proposition made to ber to leave the country and accept an allowance of $10,000 a year. She would stay in her native country, he said, be her fate what it may. "The party in power now doesn't want annexation," said Ashford, in conclusion. "They know that annex ation means death to their oower. Annexation would put an end to the coutract laoor system, ami that would mean the death of the sugar industry, really the only one there. There is going to be a lot of trouble over there yet on this annexation question." Ashford says be has no plans for the future just now, bis intentions being to resl himslf thoroughly before douuiug his armor. "I'm not through with this business yet," he said. "I don't consider that I have left the isl ands for good by any means. There is going to be some more fuu cm The Hawaiian Gazette Company manufacture rubber stamps of all descriptions. THOMAS' NAME IS LAMBERT, Defaulting Clerk of Oakland Police Court in Honolulu. Flel the Country on the Maripon-lier-tie Mahoney Came Also Will Pro bably Continue to Flee. On the last Mariposa there arrived in the country man and woman whose. Barnes appeared on the passen ger list as "F. N. Thomas and wife." On their arrival they took rooms at the Arlington Hotel, and have posed as tourists. There has been little in their actions to attract particular attention, but news by the China will, doubtless, bring them into uncomfortable prom inence. Mr. Thomas proves to be none other thau Walter R. Lambert, the abscond ing clerk of the Oakland Police Court, and his fair-haired wife is Miss Gertie Mahoney, the daughter of a com positor employed on an Oakland news paper. The Oakland experts who have been working diligently upon such of Lam bert'3 accounts as have been available report that their investigations show a shortage of about $1500. It is be lieved, however, that this amount will fall short of the defalcation by many hundreds of dollars. A shortage of $1500, say those who knew the Police Court clerk intimately, would not have driven him out of California. He could have .raised that amount among his friends and relatives, they say. Everything now depends upon the contents of Lambert's safe. Two expert locksmiths worked all day on the combination, but were unable to open the big door. They say that there is every evidence that somebody disarranged the combination with the deliberate intention of preventing the opening of the safe. The experts will try again, and if they are unsuccessful the safe will be broken open. Lambert and Gertie Mahoney have been intimate acquaintances for some time, and have been seen frequently in each other's compauy, both in San Francisco and in Oakland. She is said to have been with him the night previous to their departure, and it is believed that it was on that occasion tbey agreed to leave the country to gether. Lambert doubtless confided to her that he was short in his ac counts and must seek other parts or go to jail. She consented to leave the couutry. It is believed that before leaving Lambert helped himself to all the money that was in his safe, for when he purchased hi3 ticket he dis played a quantity of gold. Lambert's career in Oakland as a "high-roller" has been published at length since his disappearance. He is well known throughout California, having held several prominent posi tions. He is well connected, his fam ily being one of the best known and most lespected in Oakland. His mother is completely prostrated with grief over the disgrace that has been brought upon her by her son. Lam bert lived beyond his means, being fond of good times, which are always expensive, and was also given to gambling. It was reported last night that ex tradition papers had been received by the local authorities on the China. Note That the War la over, and it is the duty of ev?ry citizen to support the existing form of govern ment. Althor.gh things may not move with the cordially that; would insure an everlasting pece, still ihey mav be al lowed to subside into that indifference without animosity, tnat would allow either party to work out their beet inb rests. All things considered it may be for the best, but time, the only arbitrator in such cases, must alone decide that. J. G. STEWART is a plumber, and will do your work in a shape aud at figures that will eive satisfaction. 3949-tf 15 BETHEL STREET. Notice. TV OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 1 Qung Man Too of Eleele. Island of Kauai, has sold to Wing Yee Tai Co. his one-fiith interest in that business, under firm name as above mentioned. Wing Yee Tai Co. will not be respon sible for any deb's contracted by him. ;S958 2w " WING Y EE TAI CO. 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