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VOL. XLVIL, NO. 8057.
HONOLULU, HAWAII TERRITORY, FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 1908.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
LEE LET STORY
TO THE JURO
Efforts of the Defense to Show a Fatal Variance
Between the Indictment and Proof Offered
The taking of testimony In the Lee
Let case began yesterday morning be
fore Judge Robinson and the jury
which had been secured the day be
fore. The Indictment against Lee Let
was read and then Deputy Attorney
General Larnach briefly outlined what
the prosecution would prove. This
statement was brief and merely that
Taylor, at Lee Let's Initiative, had had
several interviews with Lee Let In
which the latter had proposed that
Taylor, for a consideration of $900 a
week, should allow a hul of which Lee
Let claimed to be the spokesman carry
on gambling games, and had paid him
$50 on account of this purpose.
A. P. Taylor was the first witness
called. He testified that he was a po
lice officer and Chief of Detectives.
He had been commissioned, but the
original commission had been mislaid.
A copy was offered in evidence.
Thompson narrowly cross-examined
Taylor as to how the commission was
mislaid. He then .objected to its In
troduction on two grounds first, that
the non-production of the commission
yhad not been sufficiently explained,
land, second, that the commission cre
ated' Taylor a "police constable," while
the Indictment charged the defendant
with bribing a "police officer which
he said was a totally different thing.
Deputy Attorney General Larnach
replied that the indictment charged the
bribing of an "executive officer, to wit:
a police officer." and that the words
police officer might be treated as sur
, plusage. To this Thompson replied
that in that case the indictment would
have been demurrable as not specific
cally alleging the crime charged; for
the Attorney General was an execu
tive officer, and though an Attorney
General had been attempted to be
reached in this way, this was not that
case. Deputy Attorney General Sut
ton produced a decision from the Fif
teenth Hawaiian Reports In which the
Supreme Court had held that the terms
police officer and police constable were
synonymous. A search disclosed the
fact, however, that this decision was
in a civil case where the question was
the sufficiency of service of civil proc
ess, and that it was at a time when
the statute poke indiscriminately of
police officers and constables, while the
county act under which the present
Sheriff was acting seemed to provide
onlr for police officers.
Judge Robinson examined Taylor
further to determine just what search
had been made for the original com
f mission. It seems that Taylor before
v leaving for San Francisco, had gath
ered up a large number of papers of
value to put in a safe place during
his absence. He had intended to take
his commission with him to San Fran
cesco as a means of his own identifi
cation there, and while he had seen
1 it when gathering up his papers he
' could not say positively that he had
actually taken it to San Francisco.
Judge Robinson ruled that the copy
could not be introduced at this time
because it. had not been shown that
sufficient search had been made for the
original. As to the second point,
whether there was a fatal variance be
tween the indictment and the commis
sion, it was not passed on, and seems
now not to be important, as Taylor
was temporarily withdrawn and Sher
iff iaukea was called, and he testified
that he had appointed Taylor a police
TAYLOR A POLICEMAN.
Thompson wanted to cross-examine
at this point to find out if he had
issued a commission, but this was ob
jected to by Larnach and the objec
tion was sustained, Judge Robinson
turning the laugh on Thompson by
saying that while the original commis
sion was the best evidence of what
the commission contained, the testi
mony of the appointing power that he
had made an appointment was quite
as good evidence as the commission
issued to the appointee. -
Taylor's status as a police officer and
an executive officer having thus been
established, he was recalled to tell the
story of the alleged bribery.
TAYLOR MEETS LEE LET.
Taylor testified that he knew the de
fendant. He first met him on Tues
day, February 5, at the store of
Yuen Chong. He went there in com
pany with H. M. Ayres to meet a
Chinaman whose name he did not then
know, but whom he has since learned
was Lee Let. He went by arrange
ment made by H. M. Ayres. They
entered at the King street-door and
were met by Lee Tong, who conducted
them through-the store to a back
room, where the four sat down and
refreshments were brought in.
PRELIMINARY SMALL TALK.
The conversation at first was on in
different subjects, the lichee nuts,
which formed part of the refresh
ments, furnishing one topic, their orig
inal habitat and their place in the
economy of Chinese hospitality being
spoken of. Finally Lee Let said he had
something private to say to Taylor.
The latter asked If Ayres might not
remain, but Lee Let said not, and Lee
Tong and Ayres went out. When they
were alone Lee Let said he wanted to
speak about something which would
be good for both of them; that his
cousin, Lee Tong, wanted to start up
gambling games, papai-kau and che-fa,
but that Lee Tong was new to the
business and that he, Lee Let, had
better represent him. Lee Let said
Lee Tong had good backing, and that
what they wanted was to be allowed
to start papai-kau games at Chinese
New Year's time and that they would
pay Taylor $900 a week. In addition,
Lee Let offered to supply a detective
or informer, who would supply Taylor
with information as to other games
that would start up, so that raids
could be made on them. There was
discussion as to details of the plan,
and an engagement for the next day
THE SECOND DAY.
The next day Taylor went, accom
panied by Officer Leal, to a point
across the street from the Yuen Chong
store. Taylor went into the store and
went to the back room and found Lee
Let alone. On this occasion there was
further discussion on the general sub
ject. Further details were gone into.
Lee Let said that the hui which he
represented thought $900 a week too
much and that $700 a week was
enough; that that was the amount
they had formerly paid. Moreover, in
case any of the gamblers at the Lee
Let hui gambling places were arrest
ed. Taylor was to furnish them a law
yer and pay their fines, if they were
fined, out of the $700 or $900 a week.
Lee Let read from a paper written in
Chinese characters an outline of the
whole plan. As he read Taylor took
notes and afterwards read his notes
back to Lee Let and asked him if
they were correct. Lee Let said they
were. This was introduced in evi
dence. THE THIRD VISIT.
On the next visit, he again met Lee
Let alone. On this occasion Lee Let
said that the hui desired to start other
games than those which had already
hoen nronosed and asked how much
Ithis would be, to which Taylor re
j plied that it would be the same as the
other. Taylor inquired how he was to De
assured that he would get the money
and Lee Let said that he himself would
(Continued on Page Seven.)
JOSEPH H. KUNEWA FOR
TAX ASSESSOR FOR MAUI
Treasurer Campbell has made his
selection for Tax Assessor and Col
lector of Maui. It is Joseph H. Kunewa.
Campbell will send the name to the
Republican Territorial Central Com
mittee and the Republican County
Committee of Maui for endorsement.
Runewa has been Deputy Tax As
sessor and Collector for the Districts
of Ewa and Waianae for three years
and has been connected with the tax
department for five years and more.
"He has always done his work
excellently," said Treasurer Campbell,
"and is in line for promotion. I select
ed liim some time ago but made no
announcement of theselection before
because I did not have his consent to
the appointment. He has finally con
sented, and I shall submit his name to
"He was born and educated on Maui
and so he is going back to his old
The Entente Cordiale Between
Princess and Madame Is
-.There is a feud between Honolulu's
hula purveyors and Madame Puahi and
the Princess Theresa don't speak as
they pass by.
It fell out thus:
The Princess, who presides over a
cosy little Terpsichorean parlor at the
corner of King and Alakea streets, con
ceived the idea that by furnishing a
series of refined . hulas to be given
under the auspices of the AliiolanI
Royal Dancing Club, during the stay
of the fleet, she would not only be
doing herself some financial good but
would be helping out the entertain
ment committee by giving the boys
something they would be sure to want
The Princess spoke of the matter to
her friends and mention of it appeared
in the newspapers.
Now there is another hula magnate
in Honolulu besides the vivacious Prin
cess, Madame Puahi, justly famed for
the recherche little wriggles which she
ever and anon gives at her Kapiolam
When Madame Puahi learned that
Princess Theresa was planning big
things in the hula line she got not
only mad but busy, and making a tour
of the local hulaeries engaged every
dancer in sight for fleet week. She
will entertain in the name of the Kao
nohlokala Dancing Club.
When the Princess got wise to Ma
dame Puahi's stratagem she got hot,
to put it mildly, but determined not to
be outdone, in communicating with the
dancers of Laie, Hauula, Punaluu and
other places on the windward side of
the island, with the idea of rustling;
up any hula talent available in the
"Mrs. Puahi has got all the old, ugly
girls in town," declared .the Princess.
"Their bones crack when they try to
"Mrs. Wilcox can't get any good hula
girls outside of Honolulu," remarked
Madame Puahi: "the country kind are
all too tame. I'm' the leading hula lady
in Honolulu and when I give a dance
there is lots of fun and good time and
everybody likes to come and see."
It was stated yesterday that friends
of the two ladies are trying to get
them to agree in a joint plan of cam
paign, and while nothing definite is
known, it is far from improbable that
Honolulu may be the happy possessor
of a hula trust in the not distant future.
THE BIG COLLEGES
The College Entrance Examination
Board will hold its examinations at
Oahu College June 15-20. The certifi
cates of this Board now admit students
fONall colleges in the United States.
PresMenf P. L. Home of the Kameha
meha Schools will be in charge of the
The examinations for admission to
Harvard ill be held at Oahu College
June 22 to27. President Home is also
the proctoAat these examinations.
The examinations for Yale are also
held at Oahu College, and are under
the charge of Dr. C. Montague Cooke.
They are scheduled for June 24 to 27.
Oahu College will have ten candidates
for the College Board examinations,
three for Harvard and one for Sheffield.
In addition a number of students will
enter various colleges on certificates
without any examinations.
Students who propose to take any of
these examinations and who have nt
already made application for them
should arrange with the proctor or with
President Griffiths at the college.
AID COMES TO THE
. STRICKEN DOMINICIS
The Dominici children and their
mother have been provided foa. Judge
Hart, after reading the account of
their destitution, hurried up town and
saw that two of the little ones were
put in the Salvation Home at his ex
pense. A lady, whose name is not
given, paid for the care of another
child, and Staff Captain Bradley look
ed after the fourth one. The baby, as
already stated, is in the care of its
godfather. Mrs. Dominici has been
taken to the Queen's Hospital by Dr.
Burnham. Night before last the ten
by ten room in Chinatown where the
stricken family lived was occupied by
ten people, the seven Dominicis hav
ing given shelter to three friends as
unfortunate as themselves. Clothing
is now needed for the children, and
some money for the purchase of deli
cacies for the sick mother would help
The S. C. Allen made a smart pas
sage up from here to Grays Harbor.
She sailed on May 19 and arrived
THE CARE OF
What Was Done at the Recent
Meeting of Park
The last regular meeting of the Ho
nolulu Park Commissioners, held in
the office of L. A. Thurston, was quite
an interesting one from many points
of view and was attended by A. S.
Cleghorn, who presided; H. E. Cooper,
E. S. Cunha, Marston Campbell, L. A.
Thurston and W. M. Giffard; also Su
perintendent Young and Eben Low, by
After the reading and approving of
the minutes of the previous meeting,
the secretary read a letter from the
H. R. T. & L. Co., stating that it had
wired and turned on lights in the
buildings and grounds of the Beach
Park at an expense to it of $234.63 and
further notified the commission that
there would be no charge made by
the company for the power used, but
that the company would not be re
sponsible for maintenance or damages
accruing through use of the current.
The commissioners requested by let
ter that Government Electrician Wil
liam Frazee examine the wiring and
see that it was in -a safe condition and
also by letter thanked the Rapid Tran
sit Company for its donation and ac
cepted the offer for the furnishing of
There being no electric lights in the
keeperScottage on the beach, it was
intimated that if asked the Hawaiian
Electric Co. would install and supply
lights free of charge therein. The re
quest was made by letter.
The next matter of interest was the
request of Eben Low for the use of a
portion of Kapiolani Park for a cow
boy show during the stay of the At
lantic fleet in this city. The request
was granted and Low will be allowed
to fence in a portion of the park and
charge admission to the shows held
within the enclosure. He will have to
pay a portion of his net profits to the
commissioners and leave the park in
the condition in which he found it.
The debts of the commission were
next touched upon and very feelingly
by Mr, Cooper, who detailed the num
ber of sleepless nights he had passed
on account of them. The back ac
counts were soul-wracking and weigh
ed heavily on his mind at all times,
and he had undertaken personally to
see what could be done in the way of
raising money to settle them. In con
sultation with Superintendent Young
he ascertained that the latter had sold
three mules belonging to the park for
the sum of $550; that with this sum
and the sum of $340 saved out of the
county appropriations," accounts to the
amount of $890 had been paid.-
Considerable adverse discussion took
place in connection with the fact that
Superintendent . Young had sold the
mules in question without the knowl
edge or approval of the Park Commis
sion, the view of the Commissioners
being that the property of the Com
mission should not be sold without its
direction. The transaction was finally
Treasurer Marston Campbell present
ed his statement showing a balance on
hand of $654.77. Treasurer Campbell
also presented a statement showing
the total amount of expenditures on
the Beach Park premises from JulJI
23, 1906, to March 31, 1908, showing
that there had been contributed by the
county, $248.40; by the Territory,
$1800 in cash, making a total cash ex
penditure of $4248.40 in addition to
which the Territory furnished prison
labor to the number of 7792 days' labor.
Inquiry by Mr. Thurston as to why
the seawall and lattice work at the
men's bath house had not been com
pleted as directed at a former meet
ing revealed the fact that the lack
of work was on account of lack of
funds, the county having refused to
approve the bills already incurred. The
estimate for completing the work and
also erecting a door at the women's
bath house was a little over $225, this
figure being possible only with the
prison labor. The work was ordered
done and " will be paid for out of the
special fund. which forms part of the
balance, in the Treasurer's hands.
Hustace, Peck & Co. had a note di
rected to them calling their attention
to the rules of the park against heavy
hauling. Their teams were reported
by the superintendent to the cutting up
the roads and seriously injuring the
bridges in hauling cement. A bill for
insurance on the park buildings
amounting to $63.36 was approved and
the meeting then adjourned.
Private parties are active in prepar
ing for the entertainment of the fleet
as well as the regular fleet committees
appointed by the Governor.
A hui has" been formed and has leased
the old Enterprise Mill premises on
Alakea and Richards streets for the
purpose of renting tooths for Hawaiian
entertainments of various kinds.
Concessions have already been rented
to Hawaiian tableaux, hula dances, mov
ing pictures, etc. The grounds will rep
resent a regular midway, and will be
A. V. Gear is agent for the hui that
is promoting the plan.
Sixty-Nine Engagements With the Insurgents
in Nine Days Many Koreans Killed
and Some Taken Prisoners.
(Associated ress Cablegrams.)
SEOUL, June 5. The Japanese government has begun an ag
gressive campaign against the Korean insurgents. There have been
sixty-nine engagements within nine days, during which 37a insurg
ents were killed and 55 prisoners taken.
ATTEMPT ON DREYFUS' LIFE
CAUSES MANY ARRESTS
PARIS, June 5. Two hundred and thirty arrests have been
made in connection with the disturbances at the Pantheon.
PARIS, June 4. Following the ceremony over the remains of
Zola here this morning in the Pantheon two shots were fired at
Alfred Dreyfus. A spectator was wounded in the hand. The as
sailant, Louis Gregori, is a member of the staff of a military paper
of this city.
OLIVER P. BELMONT IS
DYING OF APPENDICITIS
NEW YORK, June 5. Oliver P. Belmont is dying of an oper
ation for appendicitis. 1 ,
J Oliver P. Belmont, a son of August Belmont, has been a member of
Congress, eminent in Democratic politics, and. -a patron of the turf. He ia a
multi-millionaire. " . ' s
RUSSIAN NAVAL REFORM.
ST. PETERSBURG, June 5. An imperial order has been
issued reorganizing the system of command in the navy.
A FRESHET IN HELENA.
HELENA, Montana, June 5. The streets of this city are
floodecTand traffic delayed by washouts and landslides.
KETCHELL BESTED PAPKE.
MILWAUKEE, June 5. Ketchell got the decision in the
fight with Papke. There was fast fighting.
MEXICAN DAM FATALITY.
GUANAJUATO, June 5. A dam burst here yesterday and a
score of people are missing.
I WANT TO STOP VISIT.
I LONDON, June 4. The Socialists and Labor members of the House of
' Commons have entered a protest against the proposed visit of King Edward to
Russia. A motion of censure in this regard has been defeated.
1 ROBBERS' BIG HAUL.
J FAIRLAND, Oklahoma, June 4. The bark in this city was robbed List
night, the robbers escaping with $10,000 in currency.
CHINESE IN SEALED CAR.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 4. Sixteen Chinese were discovered in this city
today in a sealed freight car which had arrived from Galveston, Texas.
LIQUOR LAW SAPPED OF
PART OF ITS EFFECTIVENESS
One of the most far-reaching deci-
J sions yet rendered touching the liquor
license law passed Dy tne wsi legis
lature was handed down by Judge An
drade yesterday afternoon. The deci-
' sion was in the case of a Chinese from
Waialua charged with illicit liquor
selling. The defendant was represent
ed by C. F. Chilli ngworth and a plea
to the jurisdiction was entered.
By this plea the defendant denied
that the District Court of Honolulu
had jurisdiction to try or determine
the case. It was contended that under
. the liquor license law the defendant In
such cases could only be tried in the
district court for the district in which
the liquor was seized. As the liquor
was seized in the District of Waialua,
jthe case could be tried there only.
After extended argument, Judge An-
drade decided that the plea to the ju
risdiction was good; that the liquor
license law did limit the jurisdiction
to the district court of the district
where the liquor was seized. This de
cision, if upheld, will affect a number
of cases now pending on appeal. It la
the first law which has had the effect
of limiting venue to particular districts.
MEETING CALLED BY GOVEENOE.
Acting Governor Mott-Smith has
called a meeting, to take place in ths
Governor's office Saturday morning at
10 o'clock, of those interested in the
entertainment of the Association for
the Advancement of Science, which
proposes, if sufficient inducements of
fer, to hold a convention here In 1910.
There are several fellow and member."!
5f the society resident here, and it 1
with a view to getting the ideas of
these men that the meeting Is called. ,