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."- THE HONOLULU REPUBLICAN. PEICE FIVE' OZNTS HONOLULU, H. T., EDKEsDAT, AUGUST 15, 1S0O. VOLUME I, "0. 54 uii for em 10 BEGIIOINIGII. Democrats 2Qot Hopeful of tlie Middle West. MIHISTER WU AHB THE WATCHERS. GOOD N ATURED CHINESE DIPLOMAT AN EASY MAN TO INTERVIEW. Stato Department Looking- out For Trade For American Merchants in South Africa Wash- ' ington News Budget. (From a Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, D. C, July 29. All are waiting for Bryan to start the po ll tWwl show. The peerless one In spangles must skip to the center of the rim? and begin his performance before the outsiders will take any The work of the campaign now Is conflnal to the preparation of a few profeMtonalc. In Chicago the chiefs are miring money to carry the campaign along on lines which are being laid. This passing the hat Is In the hands of a very few. It might almost 1 suspected from the discouraging reports Mr. Dick was sending from Ohio that so far as the Republicans were concerned this act of securing funds wan not progressing as satisfactorily aa desired. Yet very little effort has ben made by either side. It Is quite likely that the managers are jot as persistent after money right now as the newspapers would have us believe. In the first place the money is not needed yet and in the second It is best not to solicit from the big contributors until the heat of the campaign is on. The contributors are more liberal in paying- for work that is being done and Is plainly necessary In a conflict than they are In advancing money for work to be taken up later on. And surely the campaign will not lwglu unM Br-'an Is In the ring. From day to day the news from the West trickles into Washington. It is not at 11 encouraging to the Democrats, even from Democrats and is vhen it comes tarried by Democrats. Most of these yowl observers make only ono doubtful state. Illinois, and continue to give the predictions that Kentucky is to be The Democrats hero do not make much effort to deny this state of affairs. They simply say the election next week, that is not tomorrow or their campaign Is yet to be made and their fight to bo won. Bryan is to bfgln that fight, and until he begins moving around the country his followers will not be aroused. He made the plan of battle, and clearer and clearer it Is becoming that he will have to do most of the lighting. It Is to be a hurrah campaign, with plenty of howling dervish work. The Republicans are hoping that ho will be enough to give their side a scare. After he has had popular receptions in Indianapolis, Chicago and a few other places the Republicans hope that the reports from the West will not be quite to favorable to them as they are now Tjicy feel that they need Lome unfavorable reports. Bryan is the man to arouse them to their task. The bigger his meetings and tlu nlorc enthusiasm the better they will like it. At least so they say here. "The tlag. the constitution and the Declaration of Independence," say Chalrman Jones and Vice Chairman Stn thPV CO. Mr. JOUCS stopped In Washington and -said It several times. Mr. Stone said It many times In New York and keeps talking of the imtriotlc trinity at the seashore. Thev are going to make these articles jstlck In the campaign It there Is auy rlrtuo in reiteration. One little feature or tne program will have to be revised for the state of New York. The Bryan campaign flag declares Itself. It has large black on the white stripes of the tlag. These letters form words nnd the words make declarations. These flags are of Mr. Bryan's own devising, and they not ouly appeared In flocks in the Kansas City convention. but they are being prepared by tho million Jo use in the campaign. Even-where these are to flutter to make a flag party of Mr. Bryan s political organisation. But the Brvan version of the American flag will not wave in New York. , a neninst the law. New iork is one. perhaps the only, state in the union which forbids the desecration of the American flag for advertising purposes. In that state the flag may not be defaced by letters, unless these letters innntn umu military organization, and then they must be property used. The law is very sweeping. Political parties may use the flag, but it must be without anv special decoration. It VouiJ e illegal for the Republicans which is printed "Prosperity to use a a5 on and "rofcetten." In New York it is as wrong to use adverttsinR purposes as t Xhe flag for would be to use Tedoy" teeth as bill-hoards for pill adrertistfinents. General Breckinridge, the chairman of the National Flag Society, called upon the late Senator Morrill at one time and asked that he introduce a bill in Congress prohibiting: the desecration of the flag. The wise old Vermont Senator said a measure could not bs drawn which would prevent ci.e desecration. He was shown-the of a bill "which was af tetrward cade Into law by the New York Legislature, and asked If such a federal lav cook' not be made. He said it va irarly unconstitutional and no attticra would be paid to it. New Tors did pass the law and it .Is enforced br the authorities. In all the h.g New York celebrations private jhisous as well as the public- eommitt:es tie prevented from using the flas in an improper way. Across the street from the home of Wu Ting Fang, the Chinese irlms'cr. these day3 sit a grojp of men. Thev lazy around in easy uuitudas under the porte cochere of a big house opposite, the family occupying which are apparently away for the summer. The grojp is composed of one fat man and several lean, lank men. They are newspaper men and detectives. They make up the Chines.' war watcn. It reminds any newspaper reporter who has been through it. of our own Spanish war watch. It was always composed i.f one fat man and a number l;an, lank men. Why. I do not knovr. It Is likely that no one knows. Not even the fat man. for he was enly earning a h vim? rind did not know why he was a part of the watch at the Wblte House instead of being at a desk In his office. The Chinese war wa::h is a 3inall one. The news agencies and a few others have representatives. Xothlns disturbs their laziness, except the appearance of a messenger boy. One ol chese little fellows causes wild excitement. The fat man and his confreres never rest until they know what the boy is about. The delivery : an invitation to a dance to Mr. Wus cook causes iust the same kind of commotion here that a declaration of war by Russl i would. The fat man Is getting wise. He asks the messenger to let him feel the messages. If they are crisp and crinkly they must be watched. If soft, like fllinsv they are no good. C able messages are written on heavy and stiff paper, and are stiff and criuklv. Tho detectives nave even itsa iu u" than the newspaper men. Their presence there seems so unncessary that an explanation is not out of place. While the Spanish war preliminaries were being gone through with the ministers were subjected to petty annoyances. Decayed fruit was thrown against the front of the legation. Small boys wrote scurrlllous sentences on the gateways. In brief, the small boy came nearly being an international disturbance. He was continually Involving the state department in Informal explanations and the making of excuses. The superintendent of the local police took it upon himself this time to prevent such annoyances. Without any request from the minister or the state department he formed a watch of detectives who are usually on duty at tne White. House. They know nearly everyone who has business with the legation, and know about what stioald be going on. But In reality the watch could have been kept as well by two little school girls. No one bothers the lpntinn. Wu is extremely popular and by great and small Is shown respect nnd friendlv attention. The disposition here is to feel "sorry for him rather than bitter toward him. Even the children of the neighborhood share this feeling. Nearly every evening Wu and his bright son go bicycle riding. In their tinwinc dranerles they make a curious sight on their wheel. This attention doesn't bother. They roll around merrily, apparently having the best of times. For official visits Wu uses on automobile when he does a3t walk. He operates the machine himself and is quite dextrous. A few evenings ago when he returned rrnm Mo ovpnlnir bicvele ride he found a newspaper jnan waiting on his porch. He handed the minister a typewritten statement and safd It had just been received by one of the foreign ministers. Mr. Wu read It carefully, then said: "That is strange; I just left my newspaper friend. . around at his home. He would have heard if such news had been received. I do not believe It." "What do you think the condition of " the foreigners were on "What paper do you represent?" '- ," salil the reporter. "Your pame is . I know about vou. I know abput your paper. It does not want news. It vants faks. I will not talk to you. I will not talk to your paper." And he banged tne uoor. right The reporter was trying to plav a trick on him. Wu is as easy to get" at as a newly elected alderman, and newspaper men of good standing have uo difficulty with him. He knows the needs of thetr business as t n nws editor, and Is as much "to the point and as satisfactory as the editor might be In giving an assignment. The Chinese minister lives in a big stone, whitish gray house, with an unfortunate history. It was built by a man namel Snyder, an architect. He had grown rich building houses for others and in this neighborhood had erected a number for himself. This ope. he had made to occupy. It is xery large and architecturally attractive. He had not lived here long until his brother murdered three persons. They were the murdered man's wife, brother-in-law and daughter. Mr. Snyder spent large sums or money in trying to save his brother from the gallows. In this he was unsuccessful. He was hanged here in the District jail a few years ago. The Suyders retired from socletr and the house was taken for the Chinese embassy. The suite department has asked the American consuls in South Africa to report on the extent and nature of the Cape boycott on English soods. The unofficial reports are to the effect that the sympathixers with the Bcrs will ehow their resentment towards Easland by refusing to purchase any British ther and have a practical effect in .he-settlements with the Boors. If any considerable portion of South Africa is dead set against purchasing English made goods that will have a very pronounced effect la Englacd. But tat !a not the point with the United States. Oar consuls are expected to instrnct American manufacturers how to go after the business Engiand is on the point af losing- Reports reach Washington that two bluer enemies hare been reconciled. Senators Chandler and Gallinger, of have made up and the latter is not opposing the first named. These two have been very nasty opponents. They have tried to get one another In tail on the charge of perjury, and when ihey mentioned one another in public would do so with profanity and many nasty words. In fact their feud was Tenomous and malicious. They are tot saying much about their making up. but it Is true just the same. Senator Chandler said at one time that he ould not try to retain his seat In the Senate, but would retire. He has changed his mind and is In the midst cf a campaign. There were some intimations in Washington that Montana Clark would oppose Mr. Chandler because of the latter's part In securing a unanimous report against him in the Senate. By "oppose" is meant that he would provide Chandler's opposition with money. There is little doubt that he was of doing this, but a few wise words from some of his friends made him reconsider. Clark Is continuing hl3 Cght for a place In the Senate. He will have to come with very clean hands if nHmitiPf? now. It Is ouite likely that if a legislature should elect him and. there was no proiesi iruiu iu he would be asked to step aside ind delay being sworn until a committee had the opportunity of looking Into his case. Jf It was known that he snent a dollar to defeat one of the members of the committee who voted against him. he might rest assured that he would never get a seat In the United States Senate, no matter if there was not the slightest stain upon his election. The Senate simply would not have him. E. S. L. THE BIG BLAZE. First of the Many Insurance Cases Now Being Tried. Judge Silliman was occupied yesterday in hearing the case of Yeo Wo Gb.au vs. Trans-Atlantic Insurance Company. The action is to recover $5000 insurance money on property destroved in the big blaze in on January '20lh, Tho premises ;vere located on Mtiunakea near King street. Neumann and Whiting for plaintiffs; Thurston, and Robertson aud Wilder for defendauts. HEBREW NEW YEAR.. The Preparations Being Made for Their Celebration. The Hebrews are now making active 'preparations for the coming festival of Hebrew New Year and the holidays meeting will be held to discuss matters a week from next Sunday. The meeting will be held in either Hall or the Orpheum Theatre. SLv. Solomon Matthews has the affair in charge. "Rocks" Hitchcock. Attorney "Rix" Hitchcock is "down to the rocks." He has bought the gravel and sand business of Rudolph Duncan and will conduct a general dray business in connection with it. !S MARSHAL BROWN THE SUPREME POWER. NOT ADMITTED BY THOSE WHO ABE UNDER HIS PROTECTION- Transfers a Caso From. Court of Local Magistrate at Waialua to This was unite a breeze in the Police court yesterday.- morning over tho case of Ah Ghee, a cinuaman, arrested at Waialua, some time ago, for illegally selling l'ujuor. Instead of having the case tried in thedistrict court of Waialua the Sheriff had tho -prisoner brought to-this city for trial before the district magistrate of Honolulu. This action on the part of the authorities wasstroueir objected to on the part of Judgo Stanley, the attorney for defendant. He claimed that the Judge at Waialua was perfectly competent to. Uy the case aud that If the matter was taken up before Judge Wilcox it would be construed as a slnr on the ability of Judge ilahaulu. He did not think that Judge Wilcax would see the matter in the same light as the police authorities a jd hoped he would have the case scut bck to Waialua for trial. Sheriff Brown addressed the court 3iyin&?that in acase tried bef ore Jndge Mahaula about two weeks ago there should have been a conviction the district magistrate hatLseen tit to acquit the defendant. It was on account of hte inxriprseuee and the man was re leased upon a frivolous and immateria1 point. I feel sure that the same, thing will bappeu again if this man is tried before Judge "Mabauln." Judge Stanley declared that the Sheriff was practically accusing the Judge at Waialua of corruption and that the reason that the Ah Ghee case was not tried at Wnialna was because the Sheriff was angry at the loss of the .ither case. Judze Wilcox decided that he liad i jurisdiction to try the case and as he did notthinlcbis trying Ah" Cbee. would be any reflection on the'magistrata the -case went on and tootup the.best part " oftkirdijr. ' V. L KINNET FILES CQMPU1HT FOR LIBEL T THE REPUBLIC! The Legal Gentleman Feels Sorely Agrievad and Only an Action in the Courts Will Assauge His Awful Wrath. AV. A. Kinney, lawyer, thinks he has beea libeled by The Republican. In Fact Mr. Kinney, lawyer, feels sadly agreived his name was mentioned in connection with the bar association dinner and because his statement in open court a fevr days age-was printed in this paper. Evidently W. A. Kinney, lawyer, dot not like to have the people read about what he says in open court or about his interruptions of a speaker at a bar association dinner. hi fact Mr. W. A. Kinney, lawyer, feels so badly about it, that he went before Judge Wilcox yesterday and filed a. complaint after the following form: DISTRICT COURT OF HONOLULU, ISLAND OF OAHU, TERRITORY OF HAWAII. COMPLAINT. WILLIAM A. KINNEY, of Honolulu, being first duly sworn, says that Edwin S. Gill, residing at Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, within the jurisdiction of this court, on, to-wlt: Sunday, August 12th. 190C. at Honolulu and within the jurisdiction of thl court, was and is guilty of the offense of publishing a libel in the first degree of and concerning said W. A. Kinney, in that said Edwin S. GUI. at the time and place aforesaid, did publish In the "Honolulu Republican," a newspaper of general circulation in said Honolulu, a writing or print, which directely tended to injure the rame, reputation or good name of said W. A. Kinney and to bring "him into disgrace, odium, contempt and ridicule, and maliciously put said libel into circulation -and promulgated, exhibited and distributed it for the purpose of making I, known to others and thereby in tact uia mane it Known to otners ana aiaeu and assisted in promulgating, exhibiting and distributing it. Said libel being in the words following, to wit: The Republican as a result of investigation made yesterday cau state without, fear of contradiction that the attack made upon the judges at the bar association dinner Friday night, and particularly upon Judge Humphreys, was premeditated and prearranged and that the committee, and no less than half a dozen of the old ring lawyers of Honolulu who have dictated to the courts here in the past, knew in advance just what was to be done. The plot was a deep laid one and their plan was to goad Judge Humphreys and his associates into resentment of the Insults offered, if possible, and try to have him attempt to reply and then hoot him down as not having been invited to talk and in that way try to disgrace htm In the eyeg. of the department of justice '?t ashin'o'ton. But they failed to reckon upon the fact that Judges Galbraith and which come about a month hence. A I man were men of decency and standin oTi.i nrnfpsinnnl honor as well as Judge Humphreys, and that they would not sit idly by and allow themselves and a brother judge to be attacked while hosts at a dinner with no opportunity to reply. That it was premeditated is shown bv a number of things which will be here recited. Only on Thursday last Mr. W. A. Kinney said in the Circuit Court: "I want to he frank with the court and I desire to 'say that the oar does not sustain the same cordial rela tions with, the courts that it has done in Uie past" Some of the old cases that Mr. Kinney was interested in and which had been carriedon the calendar for years were stricken off. No valid reason was presented to the court why the attorney should not be ready for trial and there was no reason for these cases not being stricken off the calendar. Every man who knows anything about the courts of Honolulu in the past knows that favoritism has been ,inpn mill notorious. A favored few could -have cases they were interested in tried immediately orposlponed at their pleasure as they would demand. Ther cannot do this now and therefore "the same cordial relations do not exist between the bar and the court as heretofore." When Mr. McCIanahan began speaking Messrs. Dole. Thurston, Kinney, Smith and one or two others passed a smirk of recognition from one to the other as much as to say: "You look oht now at what is coming. The very air was charged with It- Mr. had only proceeded a few minutes until T. McCants Stewart leaned over to Deputy Attorney General Cathcart and said: "This, is not right; this is insulting guests In our own house." The old ring crowd tried to claim through their organ, the Advertiser, yesterday that nothing that anyone could take offense at was said, but this shows that others besides Judges Galbraith. Silliman and Humphreys and Attorney George Gear noticed what was going on. Following the banquet Mr. and Mr. Thurston and Mr. Kinney fnif flint it would not do to have Mc- Clanahan's talk printed as it was uttered, and so McCIanahan wrote out a new address purporting to be his speech of the evening and this was given to L. A. Thurston, who directed its publication In the misleading personal organ. Then, to Tollow up the premeditated and -prearranged attack Attorney General Dole, after the Judges had left the banquet table, said: "I have felt the awful power or tae juqbb oi ue rirsi Circuit Court within tfce last few days In being stricken, from several cases In which I appeared as aeienaing pouce. oflicers. Mr. Dole was supposed to respond to the toast "The Ladles," but instead of that he Ignored the and launched into au attack upon he judge upon a matter belonging wholly in the court room and a subject whiclr the court now has under consideration, having kindly granted the Attorney oi M.i.tn in nresent. ments as to why should not be stricken mw theee Mcottwelfor defendants, when It Is a well known principle of the law that a prosecuting officer cannot go into the defense oi any person charged with a criminal offense within his jurisdiction. Here again the lying personal organ of L. A. Thurston garbled what Mr. Dole said and stated that he referred to having been stricken from the cases smilingly, when as a matter of fact ie did it with all seriousness and to ti.e nods of approval of Messrs. Smltn. Thurston and Kinney, and only desisted when George D. Gear called him down. Mr. Dole is a co-ordinate of the government and of tut courts, and hi attack upon the cou.i under such circumstances would in a.y other place in America, excepting lu.e where the family compact and t.c Thurston ring still uniuriuaately central territorial affairs to a measure, result in his immediate removal. George D. Gear, a member of the association, who was prtsent at tue banquet and who resented the attacks upon the judges said to a Republican 'reporter last night: "I know to my entire satisfaction that the attacks upon tue judges a; ..e bar association banquet I'liday mt . and esnecially the insuittn remaps directed to Judge Huinyareys ot tut First Circuit court wee premedi.i -. and prearranged. I noticed it the m McCIanahan begun tn speak ....-I urston, Dole and Kinney and one i r two others were nodding approval McCIanahan with great giee. VrJi. i ..roubles them is that the old favoritism jf the past is wiped away and they Go not and cannot control the judge, he Is absolutely incorruptible and fearlca in the discharge of his duties and it means to and is giving us just what ve nave wanted for yeais an hones. American court. "And then for W. O. Smith to sot up and say that the plague was for much of the ueiay in the triii cf cases in the circuic courts. Eve j member of the bar knovs that that u all nonsense. 'Ihe trouble during '. plague was that the circuit judges, la-stead of attending to tne uutios of thvii courts, left the courts to go to the dos while they went out to occome usi bars of the mob rule gang which w.io running things here tuui. Why th were even prpsecutlnj alleged vlo of the sanitary laws in the pol. t court instead of attending to the wo k of their own courts. ihink of thxt. will you, a Circuit Judge prosiuuu..0 his profession to go into the poh . court to prosecute sos.e petty poii.e ase. And then talk abjut tee oetween the bar and the coart not b.u g ..n n !n th D3St as Kinney 'tiU in court the other day. "No paper has published the occurrences of Friday night as they. No Invitations were sent to any of the papers to have reporters there, and as the association's dinners always been private none of them snt a reporter excepting Mr. Thur-J-?on's paper. His reporter came around orly in the evening, sent his card In so W. O. Smith, that gentleman approve it, and the Advertiser reporter w.u elven a seat at the banquet table. This I'i connection with other things I ha e !Mrnwi tnifov show me conclusive y jiat the affront to the judges was pla i ned in advance, Thurston knew of it and McCIanahan was selected as tae tool to make it "Later, when he realized something af thi enormity of his offense, after vhat I had said about it, he wrote out what iiurpbrted to be k3 speech i which all his Inanities and mean about the jadg3 in general sua he judge of the first circuit la was eliminated and thl3 manuscript he gave to L. A. Thurstan. wno toss . the Advertiser aad that paper no y '.shed It thfi morning. It simply - i- B-A fnlco Tpnnrt ef the oecune.. e :i aid of Mr. Thurston's endeavor o -y to place Judge Humphreys l' a light I knew what I a talking about in this an .n prove "McCants Stewart and Catifcart 5o!h told me that tkey corasenlad on 9& while ha wu izlsr ins: considering it not simply In bad I taste bat insulting to a guest of the association. And I was tola tnis even-ins that Cathcart said today that the rejections upon the judges was in bad taste and a serious mistake. "As to Attorner General Dole, what right has he to comment at a public dinner disrespectfully of a Judge, as fc did last night, or of the Judge's actions on cases in which he anDears as an at torney? The court is the place for that, not a dinner party. Ton can say for me and say it just as emphatically as you please that I know to my entire satisfaction that the whole insulting arrangement was made in advance and Kinney, and Thurston and Dole knew it was to be done. The editor of The Repulican is summoned to appear in Judge Wilcox's court on Thursday morning at 90 to answer to the charge of libel in the first degree as made in the complaint. He'll be there. Court Reporter's Fees. Judge Estee of the United States District Court has made an order fixing the salary of he court reporter at $10 aud $5 a hidf day for taking evidence. This will have to oe paid by the petitioner. The fee is the same as paid by other Federal Courts of the circuit i Judge-Estee Has Moved. Judge Estee has moved from the snow cottage and now occupies suite 12, of cottage 100, at the Hawaiian hotel. These are the very best rooms at the disposal of the management of the hotel. Judge Estae brought over his own furniture, library and articles of virtu. Judge Estee's suite of rooms aro the finest and airiest in the control of the hotel management. . Thurston Excused. Yesterday morning Judge Humphreys excused L. A. Thurston from acting as nttorney in the case ot Kii, charged with the malicious burning of cane. Mr. Thrustou statedjthat he had practically retired from the practice of law. He had aunounced his intention of retiring last year. J. L. Kaulukuu was assigned Jto defend the accused in his stead. PRINCE DAVID IS NOW A MASTER MASON. His Elevation in Le Progres de L'Oceanie Lodge No. 124, F & A. IS... Followed by Banquet. The largest assemblage of masons ever gathered together iu Hawaii as sembled at the lodge rooms of Le de L'Oceanie Lodge No. 124, F. &. A. M., last night to witness tho rising of Prince David Kawananakoa to the sublime degree of a master mason. Over two hundred members of Le lodge and visiting brethren witnessed the ceremonies, included iu the visiting brethren being Judge M. M;. Estee, Past Grand Master of the Stnto of California, United States District Attorney J. C. Baird, J idge Clinton A. Galbraith, H. 1L Flint, Postotilce Inspector, Secretary II. E. Cooper, Attorney General Dole and nearly every member of Harmony Lodgo of this eity. . Followiug the lodge ceremonies the members of Le Progres and visiting brethren were invited to a repast in the nntn.ninm ml the triie.its of PrillCe David. The tables were handsomely decorated and the menu included all the best that Lycurgns could turuisn, which means about everything in the edible line that could be mentioned. At the nuun table were seated the host of the evening, Judge Estee, Clarence M. White, master of Le Progres lodge, Paul Neumann, Mr. BairJ, Secretary H. E. Cooper, Attorney General Dole and Judge Galbraith. Paul Neumann acted as toastmaster, the following toasts being responded to: "Our Mother Grand Lodge," W. M., Clarence M. White; "Our Sister Grand Lodge," Judge M.M. Estee; "Masters and Past Masters," E. L Spaulding; "Sister Lodges," Judge C. J. Galbraith; "Visiting Brethren,'' James Flower; "The Baby of Le Progres," David Ka wananakoa: "The Press," W. K. "Our Country," E. P. Dole; -Tenets of Masonry," 1L E. Cooper. It was 11 o'clock when the guests sat down to the banquet tible and several hours later wrhen "Auld Lang Syne" was sung for the closing. Priscilla And Others Appeal In the case of Mary C. C. Aldrich et al vs. Priscilla E. Hassiuger et al, the defendants by their attorneys W. O. Smith, Abraham Ijewis Jrn uiui Wilflr have aniealed to the Supreme Court from the decision of Judge Humphreys in favor of the plaintitf. - GOING TO OTHER PORTS. A Public Official Goes Without a Purpose. Wray Taylor aud Dr. Walter Maxwell left on the Kinau for Hiloand other Hawaiian ports. Various mat- terrs of business carry these two gentlemen to Hilo city. Mr. Taylor when interviewed by a Republican reporter yesterday, stated: 'There have been several matters of important business hanging o:i for quite a time, so that this trip was absolutely necssary. The doctor and I will first take in the Portuguese Mill at Piihonua. The plantation ha3 lately petitioned for more acreage, and as there is quite a little government land - i,inw lorni or shall investigate the matter and see whether or not we will recommend the granting of the petition to the government. The question of further water supply to the plantation is a thing of vital importance, which we will have to investigate. I will also distribute some registration blanks at Mahukoiib, Hilo, aud other places on the island. "I will return by next Saturday, but TJt. Maxwell goes on to Olaa to look after matters there." RISH MOSS IS 1 MILK FORTIFIER. The Subject Occupies Attention of Judge Humphreys. THE TRIAL OF MILKMAN LQM31 SOMETHING ABOUT A2T INTER ESTING CASE WHICH HAS BEEN" THRICE TRIED. Tood Inspector Dr. Shorey and tho Teats He Xade of Milk Sold By tha Defendant Court News. Irish moss was the topic of dlscusstoR in Judge Humphreys court room yesterday. Irish moss diluted with mllfc and water, or milk and water diluted with Irish moss was learnedly dwlt upon. The cellular structure o tko plant and their sympathy to dissolve when placed in lacteal fluid were scientifically discussed. On the 20th of last April Food Inspector Dr. E. C. Shorey was called upon to examine several samples ot milk. Th e milk was taken from a cun on a wagon driven by C. Lomba of the Star dairy-. Dr. Shorey made an analysis of the milk and found that It had been exteuslvely fortified with Irish moss. The moss, according to the scientist, easily dissolves In water or watered milk. It Is used to give character to adulteration. It being cheaper than milk and dearer than water it makis an excellent go-between, lessening, when used, tho quality of milk sary to till a measure, while not reducing the contents ot tho vessel. Lomba was arrested, tried, convietad and fined for selling adulterated mtlk. or a solution of milk, water and mo&s, for the genuine article of Jersey, Hol-stein or Durham brand. He look an appeal to the Circuit Court, aud the first jury that tried him were unable to agree as to what his cans contained on April 20th. The government concluded to try Lohba a second time, and the case came up yesterday. Dr. Shorey was the main witness for the government. He technically described the analysis made. On cross-examination he stated ho didn't know whether dry Irish moss could be purchased In Honolulu. He was asked how he accounted for the difference in the quality of the milk one day as compared with ihe quality of another, for Dr. Shorey made a number of tests. He attrlbutedolt largely to the demand. When there was a big demand for milk there was, unconsciously perhaps, a big call for Irish moss. Lomba lengthened out tho supply of milk by fortifying It with moss, according to Dr. Shorey. Joe Ing, the Chinese keeper of a hashery on Alakea nnd King streets, testified that he had purchased milk of tho Star dairy on April 20th. On cross examination he" said that he had purchased milk of the dairy for two or three years. 'Was it nice, rich milk?"" asked Attorney Magoon. "It was nice, rich milk." "How much do you pay for It a quart?" asked Deputy Attorney General Cathcart. "Ten cents." asnewered the witness. Mr. Magoon endeavored to prove by A. B. Peters, the head of the drug department of Gonsalves & Co.. that that firm had uo Irish miss In tbek. neither did they Import It. The court sustained the objection that It was negative testimony. J. H. Parker ot the Woodlawn dalry testlfied as to the worth of Lombn as a milker. and his honesty In serving customers. A customs official testified that there was no Irish moss Imported here; that is. under that name. Arguments .were being heard when this report closed. The following Jurors are hearing the case: C- M. Lawelawe. H. w. urwn. m K" Krnhnlotlole. E. Oscar White. J. H. Schnack. George W- Hayselden, Wm. M. Templeton. George k. amunies. Sullivan. W. C. Wilder. Jr.. W. W. Dimond and R. A. Dexter. Deputy Attorney General Cathcart for prosecution, J. A. Magoon for 4- fendant. t -' LORBEER"? FUNERAL. The Man Shot by Samuel Barney Laid at Rest. John W. Lorbaer. the mau who was shot and killed by Samuel Barney on Sunday last, was buried yesterday afternoon. The coroner. Inquest was held Monday afternoon, and a soon as the jury passed its verdict H. H. Williams Undertaking Parlors took charge - ! :jrr v C X, '-.. -""si --., r ,--;' -, of the body. Tho funeral too pioce at 3 o'clock ytsterday afternoon. Harmony Lodge had charge of tho funeral and turned out in full force, as Lorbeer was one of the most popular members of the order. A host of friends were present, quite a few of the. railroad officials and employees being in evidence with flowers and decorations for the grave and casket. The body was buried in Nuuauu cemetery in a tomb prepared for tho occasion. 2Trs. Lack Still Conteata. Attorneys Davis and Gear have tiled a bill of exception, stating six grounds for the reversal of Jadge Humphreys decision lu favor of C. S. Desky va. Mrs. Thomas Lack. This was a damage suit to recover $3CQ for inj'uries sustained by plsintiif, owing to defective plumbing. 3feS"