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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
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-,
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
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
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
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
"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
"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
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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
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
All things considered it may be for the
best, but time, the only arbitrator in such
cases, must alone decide that. J. G.
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The Hawaiian Planters' Monthly.
H. M. Whitney, - Editor.
Notes on Current Topics.
Coffee Growing at Olaa.
American Association Entomolo
gists. Experience the Best Test of Suc
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Vaccination of the Land.
Sugar Trade of the U. S.
A Prosperous Beet Sugar Enter
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Agricultuie in Demerara.
Sogar Industry in Australia.
Camphor Tree and Trade.
Green Manuring of the Soil.
Market Gambling in Europe and
Justice to Sugar Producers.
The Victoria Kegia Lily.
Irrigation in Australia.
Experience of a Ceylon Coffee
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