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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, HONOLULU, JANUARY 19, 1906.
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SciiYen's Improved
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Drawers . . .
This scientific drawer is worn
by over a million careful dressers
and it costs no more than ordin
ary drawer made of good ma
terial. It fits snugly and follows the
lines of the hips and legs. Waist
sizes from 28 to 50 inches.
None of our patrons' are more
delighted than men of unusual
build. It makes no difference if
you are slim, stout, short, tall or
of perfect proportions, you can
alwavs secure a CORRECT FIT.
The SCRIVEN'S DRAWER
will yield to any strain or pres
sure after which it will return to
its original shape.
Only the very best material is
used and in comfort and durabil
ity it KNOWS NO EQUAL.
M. Mclnerny, Ltd.
MERCHANT AND FORT STREETS.
Make Your
BREAD
Taste Better
By adding a little good Apple But
ter! It makes you forgive indifferent
bread, while good bread and good ap
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nation. We do not hesitate to recom
mend einz Apple Butter
The manufacturers authorize us to
refunc' your money if you do not like
it, but no one has ever asked us to
make that guaranty good. We sell a
great deal of it too.
In "stone crocks of convenient sizes.
Hackfeld & 2o., Ltd
Wholesale Agents.
Everybody Wants Hot Water
Light
these cool mornings. To get
it plentifully, quickly, cheaply
a Gas Water Heater
In a short time hot water may
be drawn from any faucet in the
house, in the usual manner. Inde
pendent of gas range or coal range.
Gas Ranges and Water Heaters
sold by dealers and
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For Sale or Lease!
Lots in Gulick Tract, Kalih?,
ON CAR LINE.
$350.00 and Upward
Easy terms. Particulars of MRS. S. A. GILICK.
HOT GULICK AVENUE. KALIH I.
Albert Beverly, formerly butler to
Mrs. Stanford, has made a statement
about the Sloana hotel tragedy of
which the following is a part:
At first, while the case was in the
hands of the police and press, it was
looked upon as an accepted fact that
the grood woman .had been murdered.
The public yielded agreeably to the
natural cause theory when the press
became silent and the police inactive.
The acceptance of this decision was
helped along by the much exploited
idea that no person in a position to
ccmmit the crime could possibly have
any motive. It was thought that the
person, or persons, that could realize
any advantage by her hasty death
were those who were in line of inheri
tance. Such persons were publicly .
known not to have been present at the j
time when an attempt was made to j
kill, nor at the time of death. It was !
ilso logically argued that even if the
ach would have been fatal. This has
been repeatedly denied by Dr. Jordan.
Nevertheless, Dr. Shorey's report as
to the quantity of strychnine is en
tirely correct and vouchered. All the
persons who witnessed Mrs. Stanford's
death testified before the Coroner's
jury. The jury was entirely satisfied
that the strychnine taken with the
soda by Mrs. Stanford induced her sud
den and premature death. The Coro
ner's verdict is still official.
ABOUT JORDAN'S "SPECIAL
PLEADERS."
It has been claimed by the special
pleaders of "natural cause" that the
muscular contortion of Mrs. Stanford's
body did not conform to their theories
pertaining to persons in the death
agony resulting from strychnine pois
oning. It is quite probable that their
standard of muscular contortion is
based upon what might occur in the
case of a young or middle-aged man
of athletic development. It must be
borne in mind that Mrs. Stanford,
though muscular for a woman, was 76
years of age, and her muscles could
Biggest Bargain Ever Offered
WE ARE PUTTING ON SALE THIS WEEK ABOUT
300 PIECES
OF
TORfiHON LReES
FROM i TO 5 INCHES WIDE AT THE REMARKABLY
LOW PRICE OF
heirs desired her death they would not ! not be brought by any condition into
a state or contortion to meet the re-
trust the execution of such a crime to
an agent or agents. It was also cal
culated that the members of her house
hold could in no way possibly profit by
such death, as they were not heirs at
law, and the small legacy that any em-
quirements of the special pleaders. It
must be further remembered that the
special pleaders had no opportunity of
making a personal study of Mrs. Stan
ford's muscles. The pleaders, employ
ed to prove the Jordan invention, ar-
ploye had a right to expect would not j strvrhninp sinp- tw fim,
offset the loss of position in her ser
vice. When no motive was thought of,
or suggested, the idea that there was
no motive became general. It was con
ceded, that any person sufficiently
criminal to murder such a woman
would not incur the risk without a
very large material compensation.
With these deductions n mind, the
public was prepared to accept the nat
ural cause theory, especially when it
was invented and promoted by a man
in such an exalted' position as that of
Dr. David Starr Jordan, president of
Leland Stanford Junior University.
Men in the position of Dr. Jordan are
looked upon with even more venera
tion than men high in the church.
Their moral integrity is not only ac
cepted as being the equal of church
men, but they are supposed to be larg
er in general knowledge. Thus it has
come about that a right-minded and
inteljigent public has allowed this re
volting crime to have passed almost
into history, without any proper effort
being made to avenge the victim's
death. The public- has been deceived
into taking it for granted that those
who have assumed dictatorship irt the
case would do the right thing in the
right way.
I hold that Mrs. Stanford was mur
dered. I hold that those whose official
business it is to investigate crime and
prosecute criminals should unearth
and hang the murderer. I also hold
that no private person, or persons, no
matter how highly held in the esteem
of the public, or how exalted their
character may be, should be allowed
to snatch the case from the agents of
the people. The city, county, the State
and Government have delegated au
thority to men of their choice for such
work. These men, who are criminolo
gists by profession, and who have won
their distinction by success, resulting
from experience, are better qualified
for dealing with crime than are men
who have given their lives to letters
in a moral environment.
I consider 'the allowing of this case
to pass from the hands of the police
into that of a self-created and private
commission is not only an act of stu-
pidity on the part of the officials, but
a gross audacity and impertinence on
(lie part of the men constituting the
dictatorship.
It has been implied that my attitude
in this matter is opposed to expert
opinion. I deny this. I simply accept
the public and official records of the
case. The police and detectives proved
conclusively that the bottle of Poland
water at the Stanford mansion in this
city contained a large quantity of
strychnine. There is no secret of the
fact that Mrs. Stanford took a drink
of this poisoned water and ejected the
same. It has been manifest to all that
this water was poisoned for the pur- ;
pose of causing Mrs. Stanford's death.
It is a matter of record that, between
the time of this incident and the night i
of the fatality, Mrs. Stanford was
much agitated and talked freely with
the members of her household and
friends, and all of her statements con
veyed the firm conviction that an at
tempt had been made to poison.
STRYCHNINE FOUND AT HONO
LULU. The "attempt" incident is not gossip
or slander, but a fact of official rec
ord, and one which no amount of
sophistry, or latinized technicalities,
can obliterate. In Honolulu, before the
fatal night. Mrs. Stanford discussed
this attempt upon her life. On the
night of her death she took a dose
of soda-bicarbonate as she was about
to retire. The taking of the soda pro
duced physical distress and alarmed
her. She summoned her secretary and
maid. She told them that she believ
ed that her distress was due to pois
oning. She asked for a physician. Dr.
iiumphns came. He unhesitatingly
pronounced the symptoms those of
strychnine poisoning. He tasted the
soda, of which she had partaken,
whereupon he exclaimed, in horror,
"my God, there is enough strychnine
in this soda to kill a regiment:"
The attending physician, the secre
tary and the maid have testified that
Mrs. Stanford asked her secretary to
explain to the physician what had
happened in San Francisco. ThP re
mainder of the soda was analyzed bv
Dr. Shorey, and the result of his
analysis disclosed the presence of an
immense amount of strychnine, so
rich was the soda in strychnine that
the smallest quantity a person could
have taken for the relief of the stom-
any therefore, by their theory, Mrs
Stanford could not have died as the
result of strychnine poisoning.
These men have shown themselves i
about as expert on evidence as was :
the famous Judge of Ballingary. The
defendant in a case before his honor .
was charged with stealing a goose. !
The prosecution had three witnesses
who swore that they saw him steal ,
the goose. The defense thereupon pro
duced six witnesses who swore that
they did not see him steal the goose, j
The defendant was discharged without
a stain upon his character.
By the interpolation of the divert
ing processes the findings of the Coro
ner's jury have been obscured.
FACTS AGAINST JORDAN.
Almost as soon as the public was
informed of the "attempt incident" j
Dr. Jordan commenced to talk. He
talks on every occasion, and after (
every occasion he talks again, and
loudly proclaims that he has been mis- :
quoted. As soon as the world was no
tified of Mrs. Stanford's death, as the
result of poisoning, he shouted "natural
cause," and upon his return he issued
his ipse dixit. j
Dr. Jordan's claims are not support-
ed by facts or vouchers. The profes
sional men, who have worked on the
case officially, have not subscribed to
his perverted understanding of evi
dence. When the private commission took
the case out of the hands of the police
the latter announced very sullenly that
they had washed their hands of the
affair. From the short time they were
permitted to handle the case their
hands should not have become very
much soiled. They probably washed
their hands through force of habit.
The informed press has repeatedly
given the public assurances that dili
gent detective work was being prose
cuted. These assurances are a joke.
They are as substantial as the vague
vaporings of the much misquoted Jor
dan. It is my opinion that if the de
tectives are given a free hand not only
will the murderer of Mrs. Stanford be
discovered, but the motives that have
actuated this elaborate system of sup
pression will be revealed.
GERMAN LUTHERAN
CHURCH AFFAIRS
At the annual meeting of the Ger
man Lutheran Church, held on Wed
nesday evening, the following officers
were elected for the ensuing year:
W. Pfotenhauer, president; C. du
Roi, 1st vice president; Rev. W. Fel-
my, 2nd vice president; Paul Lemke
and H. Gehring, auditors; H. Schultze, j
tieasurer; A. Falke, secretary.
Advisory Council: Mrs. II. W.
Schmidt, Miss Schubert, Mrs. F. N.
Otremba, Mrs. Lillis, Otto Ludlof, W.
Roehl, A. Ahrens, Chr. Spohler, B.
Gebauer, C. Siebert, Aug. Spillner Jr.,
G. Bechert Jr. j
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Following is a statement of tl e fi
nances of the church from the treasurer's-
report: ;
Receipts
Dues 7
Interest collected
Rents. $429, $45
Sundries
Disbursements
Salaries
Water rates ...
Sewer rates ...
Electric light .
Telephone . ...
Christmas tree
Repairing .
Flowers, etc. ..
Jan. 1, 1905. Cash on hand.
Receipts in 1905
.$ 2632 00
. 1225 00
274 00
20 00
$ 4151 00
$ 105 00
. 3792 00
70 50
3S 40
48 23
30 00
129 95
62 55
370 97
$ 4697 62
$ 1361 01
4151 00
$5512 01
4697 62
Jan. 1, 1906.
Cash on hand..
.$ 814 39
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THESE GOODS ARE EASILY WORTH ALL
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