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Legacy of the Republic
Bobs Up Serenely
Again. "
t ;ijtiMiVionftl Questions which
tha Right of Every Git-
Ar Involved in
the Case at Bar.
The ewe of the Territory of Hawaii
Wltttain 11. Marshall occHplod the
att?ntkm of the Supreme Court
afttrnooe. J. A. Magoon sitting
; Justice ia pJa of JneUce Perry, en
i jut to California 1m mrch of health.
The original title of the action was
he RepHtolic of Hawaii vs. William
11 Marshall. It is one of those unfortunate
legacies left by the Republic to
Territory! and bristles with constitutional
questions, involving the liberties
of a citizen of the United States,
denied a trial by Jury in tho lower
ojurt and convicted of criminal libel
iy nlao Jurors, not American citlzons.
The case came berore the Supreme
t ourt on exceptions.
fhe greater part of the afternoon
was oceuftietl in hearing the presentation
of the defaHdanfe side of the case
U Attorney JrT. De Bolt. Mr. De
i,olt made an exhaustive argument. He
3 onounced -the decision rendered by
j now Chief Justice of the Territory
in the Marshall writ of habeas corpus
a- erroaeous and contrary to all
by learned American Jurists
l taring on the case.
In the voluminous brief filed in the
i as by the dofondant's attorney the
contention is set fdftn and supported
"by an array of legal authorities that
the- statute of the monarchy or Republic
of Hawaii in dividing libel into
two degrees and then failing to define
the degrees, was nud is thereby ren
dered Incomplete, inoperative and void,
and that in attempting to delegate the j
power of defining the degrees thereof j
to the Magistrate, tourt or jury, it was
(nd is thereby rendered unconstitu
tional, such powerboing legislative an J
not judicial. ""-
The opinion of the then Justice Frenr
i attnekod. Only one authority was
quoted by the Justice, and this th-brief
contends has no bearing whatever
on the case.
In discussing trial by jury tho brief j
says that It Is a venorablo institution,
jxH'uliar to the Anglo-Saxon nice, and
-.sands as a bulwark shielding life, liberty
and property from the tyrannical
forces of mankind.
The term. Jury, in the sense now
v.ndeiv consideration, means twelve
. ompotent men, disinterested and
Any other number would not
i.e a Jury. And that a verdict could
only be rendered by tho uuaniuionb
.iKwmettl of those twelve men is es
tvgcntial and as niuch a part of the
Juiy system as that a Jury must be
tuulposod of twelve men. Such was th'
iry system in England aud her Amerl-i-au
colonies prior to aud at the time
t f the adoption of the Constitution of
lwe Unitod States. It, therefore,
follows thai the Jury mentioned
.md Mntomplatod in the Constitution
of tlsSIjnlted States was and is a jury
if twehv men. who could and can only,
rentier a verdict by unanimous agreement.
The Constitution is the supreme law
of the land, and under it Congress has
full and complote legislative authority
over tho people of tho Territories.
Whatever the legUlativo powers of a
State may be upon the question now
under consideration, it is without doubt
that Territorial legislative enactments
must not be Inconsistent with the Constitution
and laws of tho United States.
The right of trial by a jury and a
verdict by unanimous agreement cannot
be denied. By the annexation of
the Renubllc of Hawaii by joint reso
lution of Congress July 7. 1S9S, to the
United States, tho same became an integral
part thereof and a Territory m
contemplation of tho law, and all ex- i
Istinc municipal legislation ot the Hi-
wallan Islands inconsistent with the
loint resolution and the Constitution
f ti,n rniied States was thereby re-
r.:r :..; ceased to !,, the force i
of law. The Constitution of the laUCl
States, upon Joint resolution oeicg
signed by the President and thereby becoming
a law, extended to and covered
the Hawaiian Island; and. when ou
the 12th day of August, 1S9S, the President,
through his special agent, took
formal possession of the Islands and
raised the United States flag over the
Executive building, and required nil
Government officials to take an oath
to support the Constitution, how. then,
can the contention of the defendant be
doubtedo r questioned? Surely, these
proceedings and the resolution were
not idle aud mere valueless,
If theConstltutfoa of the United
States did not extend to these Island.
Ihe brief claims, how, then; could any
municipal legislation of the Hawaiian
Islands be Inconsistent therewith ia a
legal sense, such as was intended by
The statute of these Islands, authorizing
nine of a jury to agree upoa a
verdict and to render the same, was la-consistent
with the Constitution of the
United States, and therefore was repealed
by the Jotat resolution of Congress
of July 7, 1S9S, annexing the He-public
of Hawaii.
The Caress of the United States
j has Its existence and can exercise no
' powers, except by virtue of the Constitution.
Wherever Congress srfks to
. legislate for what wa theretofore for-
eign territory the Constitution ma'
precede or at least accompany such
I legislative act. The Constitution is the
; very life of Congress.
. The decision rendered by Jndze
, Lochren in the United States Circuit
Court at Minneapolis, supported by
1 numerous authorities therein cited and
i bearing directly on this case, is made
I pert of the brief.
; W. O. appeared for the
i Jodd estate, asked ton days in whleh
to Hie a brier.
Made by a Tailor, Not of Tooley,
But of Fort Street.
A Democratic tailor on Port street
has made a moat rash bet It is so seldom
that the sporting fraternity of
Honolulu, whether it be borsemon
Democratic tailors or those who draw
to a bob-tail flush, depart from a sure-thing
line of policy, that this wager of
the Democratic tailor is worthy of being
heralded to Ililo and the rest of the
The bet is this;, if MeKinlfy ia elected
the tailor furnishes a Miit of clothes to
the backer of if Bryan is
olected the McKinleyiU pays for two
suits of clothes and eontinuos to wear
those which he now possesses.
the repiibugjui committee.
Uvoly Times Anticipated In Selection
of Leaders for CominGT
There promises to bo lively times at
the meeting of the Eupublican Territorial
Central Committee next Mondny
eveniug. Tho promised entertainment
will bo in the solcctiou of permanent
oillcers, who will hnve much to say in
the management of the coming political
George W. Smith is prominently
mentioned for permanent chairman of
tho committee. There is some talk
about tho Native Hawaiian members
of tho Committee putting up one of
their number to contest tho honor with
Mr. Smith. The Hawaiian however,
are divided in their preference and a
number of them will support Mr.
Smith. Holsteiu of Kohala is an
avowed Smith man.
E. R. Hendry is said to have the call
for permanent secretary. His friends
say that he is tho mau for tho place; a
gentleman of experience, capability
and erwit pnenrv.
a?, in ihe case of Mr. Smith there rs
onie opposition tt Hendry. The.
TYfibads of W. II. Farrington have been
urgiug nun to mnso tue run against
Hendry. It is understood, however,
tbnt he is adverse to make the run.
Thu Collector of Customs will soon
begin tin registry of the inter-island
vessels. As soon as tho proper blanks
are received from Washington the work
will commence. All tho vessels except
the new Wilder Co's steamer, Kaiulani,
will be given American registry and
tho Captains will have to become American
citizcus, if thoy wish to continue
in command of their vessels. The Kaiulani
was nover given Hawaiian regis
try and so will be unaffected by the
All of the captains mjtwth companies,
aud most of tbo olQcers. are
elegible to citizenship. The fuct that '
pome of them are not navigators will
not affect their gttmdiug as the navigation
laws have been specially
to fit tuo conditions existing in
Undo Sams now possessions and
The Principals in the Assault and
Battery Caso Make Things
Hum in PoUco Court.
One would have been led to believe
he had run into a natural gas company's
meeting had he happened into
Judge Wilcox's court yesterday morning
during the trial of Griflln for assault
and battery on Harvey LeRoy.
The defendant was his own attorney.
He wan helped out by the Jodge several
times when ho got stuck on questions.
After he began his examination, ot the
proseculiiiK the fun began.
Question werp a,ked entirely ; foreign
to tuo case at oar, oui wv uuun iuw
how things were going and entered into
il.n . .! b2 AS? 4 I.A kk f lit tAHlAHf i . . !
1H" "?? ?Buwa auu ,r
marw of mvism that were anpareiitly
,,, , ;nfm mrtiu The
4Vk JJ IUV nuiv
whole ;?eone loading up to the fight in
which Grililn battered JLeRoy was gone
over. The defendant nagging at the
witness and the witness getting back.
They got so interested in tbeir dispute
that only the restraining presence
t the Court kept them from renewing
hostilities. The spectators snickered,
some of them laughed out loud and
oilieer Haurahan was so wrapped up
in the case that he forgot to pound on
his desk and point his linger in. Greco-Koman
attitude at the disturbers of
the court's dignity. Everybody enjoyed
the show. When tho case had
lasted about &a hour his honor reminded
the defendant that life was
short, and iuae was fleeting, The defendant
didn't seem to have anything
to spend but time aud was prodigal
with it
After heariag both sides of the assault
and battery case and all about a
robbery and aaother case ia which th
two men were mixed up, it -didn't take
Wshoiwrloag to separate the wheat
from thechajf, and be fined the
etdat f99 d costs; advising Ma to
purchase a boftl of Hanraiaas "Get
Onto Yoarself aad to go ad in no
more. Defendant in a tragM voice
gave notice of appeal and the nest case
was celled.
I Containing Extracts of
! the Late Organic
i Act.
.,..... ,
The S,ulo Under United States law
is Very Strict and a Heavy
Penalty Provided for
Those Breaking- it.
The following circular from the
Treasury Department regarding the
boarding of vessels has lately been received
at the Custom House here:
Treasury Department,
" Office of the Secretary,
Washington, D. C., June IS. 1900.
To Collectors of Customs and Othere:
The attention of collectors of cus
toms, other officers of the department,
masters of vessels and others is invited
to the following provisions of the act
approved March 31, 1900, entitled "An
act concerning the boarding of vessels:"
"Be it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled,
That the Secretary of the Treasury"
is hereuy authorized and directed
to-prescribe from time to time and enforce
regulations governing the boarding
of vessels arriving at the seaports
of the United States, before such vessels
have been properly inspectedjand
placed in security, and for that purpose
to employ any of the officers of that
"Sec. 2. That each person-violating
such regulations shall be subject to a
penalty of not more than one hundred
dollars or imprisonment not to exceed
six months, or both, in the discretion
of the court.
"SeCjJl. That this act shall be
supplementary to Section 9
of Chapter 374 of the Statutes of 1SS2,
and Section 4C06 of the Revised Statutes.
"Sec. 4. That this act shall take effect
thirty days after its passage."
The provision5jOectioniS, of Charter
374, of Xhirstitatcsof
August 2,82, which relate
only to vessels whereon emigrant passengers,
or passengers other than cabin
passengers have been taken at any port
or place in a foreign country or dominion
tports or places in foreign territory
contiguous to the United States
excepted) are as follows:
"It shall not be lawful for the master
of any such steamship or other vessel,
not in distress, after the arrival of
the vessel within any collection district
of the United States, to allow any
or persons, except a pilot, officer of
the customs, or health officer, agents ot
the vessel, and consuls, to come on
board of the vessel, or to leave the vessel,
until the vessel has been taken in
charge by an officer of the customs, nor,
after charge so taken, without leave of
such officer, until all the passengers,
with their baggage, have been duly
landed from the vessel; . For
a violation of either of the-provisions
of this section, or for permitting or
neglecting to prevent a violation thereof,
the master of the vessel shall be liable
to a fine not exceeding one thousand
The provisions of Section 4C0G of the
Revised Statutes are as follow:s:
"Ever' person who, not being In
the United States service, and not being
duly authorized by law for the purpose,
goes on board any vessel about
to arrive at the place of her destination,
before her actual arrival, and before
she has been completely moored,
without permission of the master,
shall, for every such offense, be punishable
by a fine of not more than two
hundred dollars, and by imprisonment
"for not more than six months; and the
master of such vessel may take any
such person so going on board into
eustody. and deliver him up forthwith
to any constable or police officer, to be
by him taken before any justice of the
peace, to be dealt with according to the
provisions of this title."
Pursuant to the act ot March 31, 1900.
the following regulations for the boarding
of vessels are prescribed, and will
be enforced by the officers ot tho department:
1. These regulations shall not apply
to a passenger steamship of a regular
line, but they shall apply to any other
merchant vessel arriving from a foreign
port or from a portln another
great district (except from a port.Jc
an adjoining State) or from Porto Rice
or Hawaii.
2. It shall not be lawful for any person,
with or without the consent of the
master, except a pilot, officer of tha
customs, health officer, agent of tho
vessel, or ceasuL to go on board of a
vessel aotJjiijiFess, arriving at any
seaport ofiSfferlted States, until the
Saroeea -properly Inspected "by
the trustees and quarantine officers,
and placed in security by being brought
to the dock or anchored at the point
at which cargo is to be taken or discharged.
3. It shall not be lawful for the master
of any vessel, notln distress, arriving
at aay seaporjt of the United States,
to allow any persoa or persoas, except
a pilot, officer of the customs, health t
officer, ageet o the vessel, or consul,
except as provided la regulation 5, to
go on heard ot the vessel, until the
vessel has bea properly iasgected by
the caa&uas aad quaractise oSScers.
aad placed in seearity hy being brought
to the dock or anchored at the point at
which cargsls to be taken, or discharged.
The keeper,- runner, or any
agent of a sailors boarding- hoese, or
I any parson, soliciting seamen for any J
, purpose, shall not in any case be al- ;
I lowed to beard any vessel until such i
': dock or anchorage has been reached. I
' 4. It shail not be lawful for any ?e?-
5 son in charge of a tugboat, rowboat, or f
1 other vessel to come alongside and put i
! anv nerson. exceot as authorized br law I
1 or regulations, on beard an incoming !
vessel heretofore described.
i 5. The collector, or otter chief officer
of the customs, where there Is no
I collector, upon application by the own- j
i er or agent of a vessel, is authorized
to issue permits in special cases and on
satisfactory grounds to persons, other
than those above specified, to board
j such vessel, subject to the master's
consent, after it has been properly in
spected by customs and quarantine
offiecrs, and before It has been placed
In security, as above provided. In case
of emergency, permits to board a vessel
before It has been inspected may ba
Issued; but any person to whom such
permit may be granted shall be subject
to customs and quarantine regulations.
In the C3se of vessels provided
for by the act of 1SS2, above quoted,
permits shall be issued subject to the
limitations provided ia Section 9 of
that act. A permit shall not in any
case be issued to the keeper, runner, or
any agent of a sailors boarding house
or to any person soliciting seamen for
.any purpose.
6. Upon boarding a vessel for customs
or quarantine inspection officers
of the department will furnish a copy
of these regulations to the master.
Copies of the regulations may also be
furnished to pilots and masters of tugboats
with the request that thoy be
supplied to the masters of Incoming
vessels in their charge.
7. Boarding or other officers of the
customs, officers of tho Marine Hospital
Service, and other officers of the department
boarding an incoming vessel
shall also ascertain whether any
has boarded the vessel in violation
of law. and if so shall roport the facts
to the principal officer of the customs
at the port.
S. The Revenue Cutter Service is
specially charged with the enforcement
of these regulations, but any officer cf
the department shall report to the
principal officer of the customs any violation
of the regulations which may
come to his knowledge.
9. The principal officer of the customs
shall report the facts to the
United States Attorney and also to the
10. The principal officer of the customs,
or the officer commanding a
cutter, or the principal officer of
the Marine Hospital Service at any
seaport, when he deems it desirable and
it is practicable to do so, may detail
any person subject to his orders to remain
on board a vessel to secure tho
enforcement of these-regulations, until
the vessel has been placed in security,
as above provided. In the case of deep
sea sailing vessels, eueb detail shall
be jnade, whenever practicable. .jSf
II. Atra12ni3s caU9.4Ufe!
vision of fife 5ieF coquiiitheaepar'tr
ment to enforce, these regulations
Officers of the department will be vigilant
in enforcing them.
12. These regulations shall take effect
July 23, 1000.
Acting Secretary.
A creatine Held Yesterday at Dr.
Slorett's Office and Esecutivo
Committee Elected.
A number of prominent ladies of
Honolulu met, at the Invitation of Mrs.
A. B. Wood, in Dr. Slogget's office yesterday
at 3 p. m. and organized an executive
committee to collect funds and
generally help on the infirmary. This
institution has, for the past year been
doing much good work among the poor
of all nationalities in a quiet aad im-ostentatious
During that time over two thousand
treatments have been given by
many operations have been performed
and much suffering relieved,
neither creed nor nationality being
taken into account On the other
hand onlv the fact that the applicants
are too poor to par for a doctor's f
ice has been considered.
These henevolent ladies, whose
names are as well known for good
deeds, as they are prominent in society,
cannot he too highly commended for
their present action, and it is to be
hoped that their efforts to raise the
necessary funds to carry on the good
and most necessary work will meet
with a generous response from the public
The committee was organized by the
election cf Mrs. H.E. Waity, president;
Mrs. J. K. Gait and Mrs. Harry u llcox.
!S2i2Llfc LeWCrS'
secretary and treasurer.
Those present were Mrs A. B. Wood,
Mrs. Waity, Mrs. J. Lucas, Mrs. H.
Wilcox, Mrs. J. H. Craigh.
The following ladies sentregrets that
they were unable to attend yesterday,
hut stated that they would be present
at the next meetingr Mrs. W. H. Graham,
Mrs. B. F.Dillingham, Mrs.
Mrs. J. W- McDonald, 3lrs. G.
TC.R. King. Mrs. C.B.Cooper, Mrs. a
J. McCarthy and Mrs. Henry Holmes.
Alrthe above ladies, together with
thfe ofBeers. will form the executive
committee. This committee will relieve
Dr. Slocgett of the work of collecting
fundi for th,e Infirmary. Hither-
to he has had tMs work to perform be-
sides givinc his services free.
In, a rapidly growing city the size of
Honolulu and institution for tho
of ear and eye diseases is as
necessary as a hospital for incurables
or an insane asylum: and it is an en
deavor to extend the usefulness of the
infirmary that the present aid commit- I
fu)vi2)vum(,Kihiuui I
.jv.io vUviM.Uii,,vi; .UIUUJ.U 1
the personal exertious of Mrs. A. B.
Wood and her friends.
The Postmaster's Commission.
Postmaster Oat seen yesterday
and said that while h had not 33 yet
received his cQcuafesion, whkh was
wrongly issued undsc
brother; he mkderstocd the federal
authorities here bad recently recaived
a. teiezr&ra iroai wasBuiEigiV'SByme f
the error bad' heen eorrected aad the
coeuaswioa forwarded.',
JXLUl0Heti.lUll UVei Oe-
lections for Boards
of Registration.
Democrats are Very Indignant at
Being- Deprivod Representation
and "Will Make
Vigorous Protest.
When Governor Dole sent out his list
ofnames of citizens to constitute the
boards of registration throughout tho
Islands he gave the people a genuine
surprise. He did more than that, he
caused a commotion among Republicans
and undisguised Indignation in the
ranks of the Democracy and the Independent
A careful canvass made by Democratic
and Independent leaders yesterday.
Is said to have developed the fact
that every member of the boards for
the various Islands is a Republican;
that "there is .not a Democrat nor an
Independent in the whole bunch," as a
leading politician said, last night.
Judging by the drift of comment on
the streets and in the popular resorts,
the dissatisfaction with the appointments
is not by any means confined
to the two political parties, which express
themselves "so shamefully ig
nored." Many good Republicans denounce
the selections more vigorously
uian do the Democrats or the Independents,
me objections advanced are
not as to the appointees themselves.
Not only are the boards comprised
wholly of Republicans, "but they nearly
all belong to the family compact,"
as one Republican put it. The Governor
appears to have allowed himself
to put the important matter ot registering
the voters of -Hawaii in the
hands of his immediate personal followers,
a clique or faction of partisans
not even satisfactory to his own party.
Unless all signs fail, the Governor is
sure to regret his action in this mat-
. Jtls unnuestionablv the most un-
fSS'pulaFE&a most uu -American act the
administration has performed since the
establishment of the Territorial government.
At least three different
movements are already on foot on this
Island to protest against the boards of
registration as now constituted, and
there is little doubt that other Islands
will also be heard from in protest.
These protestants will represent the
Democratic and the Independent parties
and an element in the Republican
party that believes a full partisan
boardVill be the severest blow the national
administration can receive it
this crisis, and that it will almost inevitably
prove fatal in the face ot the
November elections in the Territory.
"In selecting a board of registration,
the Democratic party should have been
considered," said Charles J. McCarthy,
chairman of the Democratic Territorial
Central Committee last evening.
"We have not been consulted at all.
The first intimation we had of what
was going on was when we saw the list
of names as published in an evening
paper Thursday. The name of no member
of the Democratic or the Independent
party appears in the list, as given
out by the Governor. We believe the
board should be strictly non-partisan.
We would waive the right of a majority
on tho board; we believe the
Republican party should be accorded
a majority, they being in power. But
tho way the board Is constituted th
Democrats have no representation
Under American nrecedont.
rboards have always been appointed,
and I cannot conceive why the custom
should not have been adherde to here.
There never before was so much reason
for a mixed board of registration
as now, because of the projection of a
new form of government, with the details
of which many of our people are
not familiar.
"The powers of the board of registration
are very great," continued Mr.
McCarthy, "and of the highest im-
eTecrs to raster ad tLfore coat
trol their privilege of voting. They
are the sole judges as to whether" or not
anupplicant for registration canread,
write and speak the English or Hawaiian
language. I say this Is a great
power to place In the hands ot a set
of men, all cf one political faith, for
the fact that partisan feeling sometimes
runs very high. The serious
part of the business is that no matter
how hoaest the men on such a boar!
may be, suspicions of unfairness.-of
dishonest intentions and all that sort
of thing are sure to arise, only to add
fuel to partisan spirit already In all
probability too highly inflamed. The
mle la tte St&Ues te to jx no&-
partisan or bi-partisan boards otregls
traticn and the President recognized
this principle when he named two
Democrats on the Territorial judiciary.
"What will we do?" said Mr. McCar
thy. "What can we do? I doubt if a
protest would help us any now. Then,
toflL we haven't had time to do
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tning; tne transaction ratner cazeo as;
we have to nlead 'surprise.' as- the lawyers
say. Bat we will get together tomorrow
and talk the matter oyer and
possibly determine apoa a-plan of action,
If any action that we might take
should promise to bring about a chaage
In tho personnel and ihe political
oi tne board.
A. G- M- Robertson, who was oee
of the Soor ieaiers in the. Territorial
itepuhllcaa Coaventioa. saM to a Re-
pablican reporter Jast evening:
T hardly know waat to say about tha
personnel aadcomplexioo of the new
board of registration. Every Republican,
however, knows that, although
I alleged to be Republican, the board Is
not representative of the Republicans
of the Territory.
"For instance, take Mr. Andrew.
He was turned dowa in the primaries,
in the convention and by the Republican
party of Hawaii. These appointments
of Governor Bole have been
made under the spirit of the oH
regime aad upoa racial lines. Under
the Territory there should not and
must not be race distinctions made 1c
appointments. We are all Americans,
and we must follow American methods.
I do not know that anything can
now be- done to change things, as the
appointments cave been made; but I
consider them un-American.
"The Governor should have asked
the advice of the Republican Central
Committee; had he done so he would
not have erred by neglecting to give
the Democrats representation on tho
board. This would have been the fair
Republican method of doing things.
I would not object as a Republican to
an entirely non-partisan board, were
such a thing possible. I do not believe
the Republican party of the Territory
will endorse the appointments,
and I know that I. for one, do not endorse
Mr. C. H. Brown, chairman of the
Executive Committee of tho Republican
club of Hilo, was seen last evening
and said: ;
"I believe It would have been politics
if the Governor had first consultd
tho Republican Territorial Committee
before making the appointments. I
am not so certain about appointing
Democrats and non-partisans on the
board of registration, but I am very
clear that the Governor has not appointed
such representative Republicans
as would have been recommended
by the central committee of the party.
Such a course will throw a doubt upon
the Republicanism of the chief official
of the Territory, and will have "a tendency
to make a breach In (he party,
where unity Is our end and aim. I believe
every Republican In the party
should enter a strong protest against
the appointments, which I have no
doubt will be done."
A Canine of Utility, one Possessing-
Teath and a Bite Cause
of tho Search.
And now Marshal Ray, before he ha3
taken the oath of office even, is besieged.
The paint to the steps of his cottage
is worn off. and projecting nails
of the lanai's floor attest the seriousness
of the case.
ThoMarshal is aroused at the most
unrea?8nnr)le"'hour3 ofthe night by the
violent banging of his door. Even the
sacreduess of his mosquito bar is invaded
by craning necks and obtruding
Marshal Ray is thinking about getting
a dog that his nocturnal clumbers
may not be disturbed; a do with teeth
and a spirit eye a disposition to take
hold, rainain fast and stay with his
And what is it all about? office. The
Marshal will have a number of deputy
marshalship3 at his disposal. He is a
peaceable man, bat mortal, as he is, he
likes a little repose.
Among those prominently mentioned
for a deputy marshalship M. T.
of this city and C. H. Brown of
Hilo. H a petition willcarry these
men into office they will get there.
Both men,s petitions horizontally or
perpendicularly are longer than a wireless
telegraphy mast
Yesterday morning Campbell &
filed plans and specifications for
the plumbing of tho new addition to
the United States poatofiice in Honolulu.
Several improvements will be
made in the new building. Among
these will be a women's toilet on tho
second floor and a toilet for men ou
the ground floor. There are in addition
wash basins and sinks to be placed
throughout the building for the use of
The same firm has also filed plans
aud specifications for the fine residence
of Win. G. Irwin at Waikiki and for the
Automobile Company's building on
King street
First Meeting' Held in its New
Quarters One of Power.
The Joyful News Mission held its
first meeting in its new quarters, formerly
known as American League Hall,
corner of Xunanu and King streets,
last night
The program was one of religions
excellence. There was congregational
singing. 3!any testimonials were given
by those who have recently taken on a
new spiritual life.
Evangelist J. Leslie McCorab made a
stirring, earnest and eloquent sppeal
to those out of the fold to accept of
Police Team.
The following men will compose the
police team in the shoot at Iwilei this
afternoon at2o'clo?d:
Capt Eobt. -Parker, Capt Kanae,
Lieut. Gardner, Lieut Pohaku. and officers
J. AFernandez, Peahi, J. KawaL
Henry Cockett, C Lambert,
Geo. Hubbel sub.
Band Conceit Today.
The band" will play this afternoon at
i0 o'clock at Enuna Square with th
touowing program in nonor ot tae
French natural holiday.
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2? ti&
How Crowds at the O.
B. & L. Co.'s Depot
are Handled.
E. Cooloy, tha Xaa in Charge af
tha Ticket Ofllee, has His
Hands Extremely Full
at Times.
A. E. Cooley, the ticket agent at
the Honolulu station of the Oahu Railway,
has probably more people to handle
la one day than any other two matt
In town. Five times a day he opens tha
little window ot his office and deals ottt
tickets and answers questions. On
would suppose that almost anybody
could sell tickets. Almost anybody
can sell tickets, but could they sail
tickets to the right person at the rigfet
price at the risht time and for th
right place?
The ticket agent sits at his window
On his right Is a case
He handles the coin with Sis left
hand and dispenses the cardboard with
tho right. There are many kindfoS "
tickets, each at a different price. Wjsbt
his customers alf English-speaking hla
duties would be comparatively easy,
but Japnneso and Chinese make up Tfea
greater number of passengers, with
many Portuguese going to work on
These people have all tholr own Id
of the way the English language
should be spoken. Cooley has hla wtey
of Interpreting It. For instance, a CM- "
nese approaches tho window, and,
his coin, ho states- that he
wants to "Go down below, come bosk."
Instead of selling him an asbestos ticket
on a through train for Hades, the
agent knows by experience that the
nun wants to go to Honoullull. Another
favorite way ot expressing a
oirc to 5U tu Uic vaissv lilaUU Hi "HWIC
stop. Llttlee more this side." TK
last construction of English Is the
Japaneso way.
Sometimes a man will appear at the
window with a blank stare. He deposits
his money aud is asked where ha
wants to go. He points to the cash and
answers. "Train go." In a case like
this Cooley sells him a ticket that will
use up the amount of cash presented.
On all matters pertaining to tat
trains, the ticket agent Is an authority.
He has questions fired at him all
day long. Questions take time; and
when a stranger gets at the window,
plants himself squarely, and begins to
catechise Cooley on tho workings of ,
the road, the ticket agent Is in hia
glory. He likes to tell tho man allA
about It. The stranger likes to ask"
questions and presumes that because
he has heard that there Is no rush In
this country he Is at liberty to gain
much useful Information from the man
behind the window, while forty or fifty
people behind him are waiting their
turn at the window.
Sometimes a lady will arrive. Somebody
has told her, or she has an impression,
that whenever she arrives at
the depot there will be a train ready
and waiting to take her aad her belongings
wherever she waats to go. Sh
goes to the station and sees nothing
that looks like . passenger train In
sight. A descent Is made upoa the
ticket ageat to fiad out about things.
Here is the conversation:
"What time does the next train go?
"At 11-03, .madam."
"What time is it now; please?"
"Is that the right time or train
"That Is the right time, madam.'"
"Will you tell me what time it Is by
train time, please?"
"Nine twenty-five."
- "Where Is your clock? I think I 4
will set my watch. Did you cay the
next train went at 10 o'clock?"'
"No, ma'am. "
"The next train that leaves comes
back, does it not?"
"Oh, yes!" says Cooley.
"What time does the train return?'
"At 2 o'clock."
"Thank you. How much is thefare?
"Where to?" aak3 Cocley.
"Why, to Waikiki and return. saya
the stranger lady.
Then the ticket man faints. But of
course strangers hae to ask questions
to get information.
There are twenty-two stations on the
road, and first and round-trip
and half-fare tickets for each station.
The names of the stations are
printed upon the tickets, but to identify
them there are marks used, so that
conductors. In handling them need not
read the destination printed thereon.
At the ticket window things hum.
especially on Saturdays and Sundays -.and
money rolls In and the tickets 30
oat In very rapid order. To keep
things straight and make no mistakes;
la change or tickets takes a cool head.
Sometimes as much as
has been taken In. This aVno'.
appear to be a great sum, but when
oae considers the fact that the tickets
fro iipk fall An a kIUm
" - vu 4Ui WiiC OU1UU4.
& eaaage ast be made la aearly
ery ease. &4 that each ticket must
ke&iBped, H will show good average
Ah Atchison girt who imagine she
baa a proud, imperieas wanner, would
be surprised to know that her frieeda
apeak of her a 'spitfire"

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