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VOL. XXIV., NO. 4439.
HONOLULU, HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, SATURDAY, OCTOI5ER 24, 1896.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
J. Q. WOOD,
Attorney at Law
And Notary Public.
OFFICE: Corner King and IJethel
Dr. C. B. HIGH.
Graduate Philadelphia Dental College,
A, C. WALL, D. D. S.
Hotel Street, - Arlington Cottage.
A. J. DERBY, D. D. S.
Alakea Street, Between Hotel and
Hours, 9 to 4. Telephone 615.
M. E. GR0SSA1AN, D.D.S.
VS HOTEL STREET, HONOLULU.
Office Hours: 9 a. m. to 4 p. m.
I. MORI, M.D.
OFFICE, Corner Fort and Kukui Sts.
Res. Arlington Hotel.
Hours: 7 to 8:30 a.m.; 4 to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
H. MAY & CO.,
98 FORT STREET.
Telephone 22. P. O. Box470.
M. W. McCHESNEY & SONS
AND DEALERS IN
Leather and :-
-: Shoe Findings.
Honolulu Soap Works Company and
LEWIS & CO.,
111 FORT STREET.
Telephone 240. P. O. Box 29.
HONOLULU IRON WORKS CO.,
BOILERS, SUGAR MILLS, COOLERS,
BRASS AND LEAD CASTINGS,
And Machinery of every description
made to order. Particular attention
paid to ships' blacksmithing. Job work
txecuted on the shortest notice.
Fort atreet, opposite Wilder & Co.'s,
H. J. NOLTE, Proprietor.
First-class Lunches Served With Tea
Coffee, Soda Water, Ginger Ale or Milk.
Open from 3 a.m. till 10 p. m.
Smoker's Requisites a specialty.
LEWERS & COOKE,
Successors to Lewers & Dickson.
Importers and Dealers In Lumber
And All Kinds of Building Material.
NO. 82 FORT ST.. HONOLULU.
H. HACKFELD & CO.,
Corner Fort and Queen Sts., Honolulu.
ATLAS ASSURANCE COMPANY
ASSETS : : : $10,000,000.
H. V. Schmidt & Sons,
Agents for the Hawaiian Islands.
WILLIAM C. PARKE,
Attorney at Law
Affent: to Take Acknowledgments
Office at Kaahumanu St., Honolulu.
ion ond Rill Eras
little and ttil Grocers
SPECIAL BUSINESS ITEMS.
All kinds of SECOND HAND FURNI
TURE sold cheap for cash at the I X L,
corner Nuuanu and King streets.
If you want to sell out your furniture
in its entirety, or for bargains, call at
the I X L, corner Nuuanu and King
THE SINGER received 54 first awards
for sewing machines and embroidery
work at the World's Fair, Chicago, 111.,
being the largest number of awards ob
tained by any exhibitor, and more than
double the number given to all other
sewing machines. For sale, lease and
rent. Repairing done. B. BERGER
SEN, 113 Bethel street.
City Carriage Company have removed
to the corner of Fort and Merchant Sts.
Telephone No. 113. First-class carri
ages at all hours. JOHN S. ANDRADE.
G. R. Harrison, Practical Piano and
Organ Maker and Tuner, can furnish
best factory references. Orders left at
the Hawaiian News Co. will receive
prompt attention. All work guaranteed
to be the same as done in factory.
Architect and Superintendent.
The pleasantest, quietest, shadiest
and most perfectly appointed seaside
resort on the Islands. Elegantly fur
nished detached cottages or rooms are
obtained on easy terms. The table is
superior to that of any of the city
hotels, and all the modern conveni
ences are provided.
Picnics and bathing parties can ob
tain extra accommodations by tele
phoning in advance.
: KEQS OF :-
IN COLD STORAGE,
: BY :
Tel. 225. 320 FORT STREET.
Cable Address, "Baliol." AGENTS
BAILEY OIL COMPANY.
BAILEY. PORTER & CO.
415 Montgomery St.,
San Francisco, Cal.
Will take the supervision of mines
if desired, and can insure a careful and
economical management of the same.
Mr. Porter being a mining and mill
superintendent of long experience and
thorough training; and our employees
W. H. BAILEY, Manager.
References, San Francisco: Selby
Smelting & Lead Works, Hon. C. R.
Honolulu: Hon. W. O. Smith, T. W.
me Only Coiflele Photograph Parlor
J. J. WILLIAA1S, The Photographer.
Fort Street, Honolulu.
ED. N. HITCHCOCK,
All work strictly high grade and
Office: Cor. Punchbowl and Prin
ters' Lane. Telephone S92. m
HAWAIIAN HARDWARE CO.,
Hordwore. Guilery and Glassware.
'07 Fort Street - - Honolulu.
Will do Massage at Office or at Patient's
Office ami Residence: Cor. Nuuanu St.
and Kukui Lane. Up stairs. Tel. 544.
Council of State Grants Full
and Free Pardon.
APPLICATIONS WERE REFUSED.
The Portuguese Must Serve Their Short
Sentences Niemann of Company A Has
a Set Back Application Strongly Refused
For PresentMatter Referred to Committee
The first meeting of the Council of
State since the close of the Legisla
ture met in the great hall at the Exe
cutive building yesterday at 3 p. m.
The meeting was open to the public
but beyond the press representatives
there were but two persons present
outside the councilmen; Messrs.
Creighton and Jones.
On calling the role the following
members answered to their names:
Cecil Brown, Nott, Ena, Robinson, Na
one, Phillips, Winston, Bolte, G.W. Smith
and Kane. This being the first session
of the council at which Messrs. Naone
and Brown, elected at the last session
of the last session of the Legislature,
President Dole administered the oath.
Secretary Smith then read the minutes
of the previous meeting. The min
utes were approved and the president
announced that the object of the meet
ing was to consider several petitions
one of which related to the Portuguese
who were convicted and sentenced for
rioting some months ago. He added
that the Portuguese Commissioner had
told him that several of the'men ar
rested were not guilty of the crime,
but were arrested with the others.
The president had told the commis
sioner that under these circumstances
a petition might be received. This
arrived shortly afterward, but was
rather vague as to persons claiming
to be innocent as it included all of the
men arrested. For that reason the
Executive decided to lay the matter
before the Council of State for action.
Secretary Smith, upon the request
of the president, read the petition.
Minister Smith stated the case from
the beginning when Trix Nelson, an
ex-member of the Mounted Patrol,
started the row. The combatants were
advised to go home and they did, but
afterwards they renewed hostilities.
Nelson, he said, made' his escape. The
minister then gave a history of the
case from the time it went to trial
and of the attempt to secure a new
trial in the Circuit Court on the
strength of an affidavit from Judge
Antone Perry in which the latter gave
his version of the fight and comment
ed upon the indiscriminate manner
in which arrests were made at that
time and without the officers being
able to see whether the men arrested
were guilty of a violation of the law.
Minister Smith said he had not at
tended the trials, but that he had in
his possession about 90 pages of type
written testimony of the trial in the
Circuit Court. He had requested E.
P. Dole to review the testimony in or
der to refresh his memory and then
give him his impressions. The result of
the review was that he was convinced
that two of the men were more guilty
of the crime in so far as they seemed
to be leaders. At the time of the jury's
deliberations a discussion arose as to
whether one or all to be convicted and
others discharged. Through a mis
understanding of instructions the jury
returned a verdict of guilty in each
As to the hardship, Minister Smith
said there was no greater hardship
in this case than in any other; it was
a hardship for anj' man to have to go
to prison. On behalf of the petitioners
it might be said the law has been vin
dicated by their conviction. Owing to
the recommendation of the jury the
sentence was made light, though it
might be considered severe.
Mr. Brown quoted the law and said
that he would like to know what was
wanted a reprieve or a pardon. If it
was for a pardon he would say no.
They had been tried and convicted and
if the jury had not believed them guilty
they would have been allowed to go
free. If the council was to take this
action the council might just as well
do away with juries. If the council
grant a reprieve to those who were not
believed to be ringleaders that is anoth
er thing. Judge Perry's affidavit is to the
effect that he found 200 Portuguese
nearly all of whom were armed with
pickets. To pardon men who had been
convicted of a crime and pardoned be
fore serving a day was establishing a
Mr. Winston stated that he had talk
ed with a juryman who gave it as his
opinion that three of the petitioners
were not guilty, but they had returned
that verdict because they were so in
structed. Mr. Brown That has been denied.
Mr. Winston Well, he told me so
Mr. Brown Mr. President, in order
that this matter may be decided, I
move that it is the sense of the council
that the petition be denied.
Mr. Smith I would say further that
after the trial in- the District Court a
warrant was taken out against two of
the officers for perjury and both cases
were nolle prossed. Later three war
rants were taken out against the men
for assault and these pursued the
same course. This action was taken
because the other case was still pend
ing. Mr. Brown's motion to refuse
was seconded by Mr. Ena. The mo
tion was carried by a vote of 6 to 4.
President Dole then announced that
there was another case that of Nieman,
charged with shooting Jack Fry,
while "under the influence of liquor.
Secretary Smith read the petition
which was largely signed, nearly two
hundred persons, having agreed to the
discharge; among them C. Bolte.
President Dole said it was undesir
able for a member of the council to
sign a petition to the council. To
save time the petition was handed to
the members to read over.
Minister Smith stated the case say
ing that Fry had plead for his friends
saying that the shooting was as much
his fault as Nieman's. The minister
thought that while the father had al
ways been a hard working man and
though his wife was in delicace health
he thought that in view of the short
term inflicted and so little of the term
served that the matter should be hand
ed to a committee.
Minister Cooper was not aware that
the petition was to be presented. He
would suggest that the petition be re
turned to the Prison Commissioners
and let them decide; it was within
their province to recommend or de
cline. Mr. Phillips If this man had not
been a volunteer the petition would
never have been presented. With the
Portuguese it was different, the action
of Trix Nelson was enough to bring
them together. I find the petition sign
ed by other members of the council
than Mr. Bolte and I find, too, that
some of the signers got their names
down twice. I oppose the petition and
I oppose the appointment of the com
mittee. I am one of the men who do
not like to hear of the sufferings of a
woman and children, but the prisoner
should have thought of that before
putting the cartridge in the gun and
shooting his friend.
Minister Smith said he would like
to correct the statement that it was
presented, merely because the man was
a voluteer. There are other volunteers
in jail for whom petitions never have
been presented. He believed some rec
ommendation should be made on ac
count of the condition of the man's
Mr. Bolte explained that the reason he
signed the petition was because he had
known the man for many years as a
reliable good man. When he signed
he did so with the remark that there
was no chance for the man to get out
before Christmas. Secretary Smith
said he signed with the same under
standing. Mr. Brown moved that action be de
ferred. Minister Smith offered an amend
ment to the effect that for the sake of
the woman and children the petition
be referred to a committee. Carried.
Messrs. Brown, Kane and Phillips ap
pointed to investigate and report at the
Minister Cooper then stated the
prime object of the meeting; that of a
pardon to Liliuokalani.
He related the circumstances of the
arrest and imprisonment and the sub-,
sequent parole. He wished to say that
it was the unanimous recommendation
of the Executive.
Minister Damon said it was with a
great deal of pleasure that he joined
in the recommendation as it was the
unanimous opinion of the Executive
that the pardon to the former queen of
the islands be made full and absolute
and she be restored to her rights of
citizenship. The past was in history
and the upleasant features would soon
be forgotten in the new era which is
dawning upon us. Every feature of the
case had been considered and it was his
belief that the action of the Executive
was the proper one. He repeated that
it was a pleasure to him to endorse the
Mr. Brown moved that the recom
mendation of the Executive be endors
ed by the Council. This motion was
seconded by Mr. Ena and it was car
ried unanimously. Adjourned.
SPAIN MAT GIVE UP
CUBA AFTER MARCH.
Everything Depends on Election
AUTHOR HARVEY IX DISGRACE
Insults Old Soldiers la Iowa Bryan's Cham
pion Falls Down Candidate Watson Still
Active Will Not Withdraw Japan Repair
inz Damage From Late Floods. Etc.
CADIZ (Spain), Oct. 14. "If Spain
has not put down the insurrection in
Cuba by the first of next March it is
the intention of the Government to
give up the struggle and let the island
go." The significance of this state
ment, coming directly from an official
of rank in the Spanish army within
this week, certainly will be regarded as
of no little importance. It implies the
admission of the election of McKinley,
as the informant goes on to say that
only action adverse to Spain is expect
ed from the new Administration. This
view of the situation outlines clearly
the policy of the Spanish Government,
and tends to, show that it is massing
troops in Cuba with the determination
of making one desperate effort to crush
completely the Cuban forces.
My information also implies the ad
mission on the part of the Spanish
Government that if it is unable to de
feat the rebels during the coming dry
season with the great force at its com
mand in Cuba at present, with the Ad
ministration in the United States
friendly to Spain, it cannot hope to
continue the contest successfully after
McKJnley's inauguration on March 4,
1897. . . . : ,
I cannot give the name of the Span
ish officer or that of my informant, I
am pledged on behalf of the. Herald
not to do so, but can vouch absolutely
for the fact that the statement referred
to comes from the source claimed.
Still further, I am creditably inform
ed that the above determination is an
open secret among those who are close
to the Government, and that a policy
is being adopted of exaggerating the
magnitude of the trouble in the Phil
lipines, with a view to preparing the
people for the ultimate design of let
ting Cuba go.
By way of further corroboration of
this estimate of the situation it may
be remarked that while Spain is send
ing more than 200,000 troops to Cuba,
who in the main are very young and
undisciplined, she is carefully keeping
80,000 well disciplined, efficient soldiers
who may be available in case of an
outbreak at home. She is also keeping
in Spanish waters twelve war ships
which are ready for sea, which could i
be of great service in Cuban waters in
aiding the United States in police work
which she now calmly asks that coun
try to do for her.
If my informant here is not mistak
en, Spain is not alone watching the
outcome of the election on November
3d. The Cuban leaders, too, are wait
ing the turn of events. If McKinley is
elected, as they believe, they will play
a waiting game and avoid serious con
flicts as far as possible until McKinley ,
takes his seat in the Presidential chair
on March 4th next. Their ability to !
break through the trocha is denied by
well-informed Spanish officers, but that i
may be proved later. I
WATSON WON'T WITHDRAW.
Said to Have Written Letter Accept
NEW YORK, Oct. 5. The World's
Atlanta, Ga., special says: Tom Wat
son tonight dictated a letter accepting
the Populist nomination for Vice
President. It is addressed to Chairman
Butler, and is a vigorous, decisive doc
ument. Mr. Watson will revise the
letter and make it public probably on
Wednesday. In his letter of acceptance
the Populist leader calls attention to
the almost forgotten fact that during
the St. Louis convention a caucus of
"middle of the road" Populists, repre
senting twenty-one States, was held.
At this caucus the delegates agreed to
nominate Horton of Illinois for Presi
dent and Birkett of Mississippi for
Vice-President. That ticket would
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
bave made Bryan's defeat abso
lutely certain, but when Watson tele
graphed a message saying that he was
willing to accept second place on the
ticket with Bryan, the "middle of the
road" men, believing the Democratic
managers would support an arrang
ment in good faith, withdrew their op
position to Bryan.
Watson's letter is principally devot
ed to a demonstration along the line
that the Populist candidate for Vice
President deserves the support of all
who favor Bryan's election.
Watson received the following letter
today in the noon mail;
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23, 189G.Mr.
Watson: We see by the morning pa
pers that you have received our warn
ing, and we repeat that if you do not
resign the nomination by the 15th of
October two of us will be selected to
start on your trail and will take the
first opportunity to remove your car
cass from the face of the earth. Our
matchless statesman, Bryan, can win
hands down with you out of the way.
But we have read extracts from some
of your vile speeches in Congress
against him and would rather vote for
Palmer than give such disreputable
men a you are a chance to become
President of our glorious country.
This will be your last warning.
By order of committee of local Demo
crats. When you get off stay in the
middle of the road and keep away from
. , x
HARVEY" CALLED DOWN.
Silver Author Gott Himself Into
CHICAGO, Oct. 7. A special to the
Journal from Clinton, la., says: W. If.
Harvey, author of "Coin," narrowly
escaped being assaulted at a meeting
here when he spoke on free silver, but
turned to attack Generals Sickles, Al
ger, Howard and the others in the
celebrated party of veterans who are
now traveling through Iowa and Illi
nois. He referred to the generals as "old
wrecks of the Rebellion, who have lost
their honor and patriotism, and are
tools of political shylocks." His words
were greeted by a storm of hisses and
cries of "Shame, shame!" which ren
dered it Impossible for him to make
himself heard. He tried to continue,
but gave it up as the storm continued.
A large number of Grand Army men
were In the hall and. took Harvey's
words almost as a personal affront.
There were loud yells of "Throw him
out," Drag him off the platform" and
"Put him in the street." Grizzled vet
erans leaped from their seats on all
sides and started into the aisles, shak
ing their fists and yelling threats. The
cooler heads interfered, however, and
restrained the old soldiers. The ma
jority of them, instead of returning to
their seats, left the hall In a body.
They were joined in their exodus by
many of the audience.
JAPAN ItKIWIIUNO DAMAftKS.
Typhoon and KHrtliqwikew (.ont no
TACOMA, Wash., Oct. 11. The Nor
thern Pacific steamer Tacoma brought
the following Oriental advices: The
Osaka City Council has decided to de
fray from the city funds the cost of
repairs rendered necessary by the ty
phoons in July and August, but the
cost of repairing the ravages by the
recent floods, estimated at 500,000 yen,
is to be raised by issuing city bonds to
that amount. Other cities will issue
bonds for the same purpose.
The Emperor and Empress of Japan
have made contributions amounting
to 36,000 yen to relieve the sufferers by
the recent floods in ight districts.
The dredging of Yokohama harbor,
which has been started, will occupy
four years. The area to be dredged is
one square mile, and it is to be deep
ened to from 24 to 30 feet depth at low
W 3. t. I
There are 3,396 houses still submerg
ed in Tokio, in addition to the flooding
of Honjo, a suburb. Communication
with those parts is being carried on by
boat. The neighborhood presents the
appearance of an immense lake, the
height of water, being five feet.
Among the passengers by the stea
mer Tokio Maru, which arrived at Na
gasaki on September ICth from Vladl
vostock, were the officers and crew of
the Norwegian steamship Hovding,
which went ashore on the Siberian
coast on July Hih last. The captain
remains at Vladivostok pending ne
gotiations for the sale of the wreck.
CLEVELAXD VI LL NOT VOTK.
He Will o satlHtlctl If McKinley
NEW YORK, Oct. 14. A Times dis
patch from Washington says:
A distinguished official of the Gov
ernment, after coming from a long talk
with President ijieveianu iuu.i.