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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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