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THE HONOLULU EREPUBLICA1.
VOLUifE I, NO. 70. HONOLULU, H. !L, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1900. PRICE KVE CEXTs
L VICTORY ION'
BY UBL!CU.
First Step Grained Towards
the Suppression
of Vice.
IWILEI WAS CLOSED ON SUNDAY.
INMATES SHOT OUT AND
PELLED TO REMAIN AT
THEIR HOMES.
The Latter Scattered All Over the
City, Thus Proving That Concentration
Does Not Concen- p
trate The Penal Laws.
Despite the efforts of the apologists
for Governor Dole's administration in
its failure to enforce the laws of Hawaii
against Immoral places. The Republican
has already gained a partial
victory in Its warfare against the
open and notorious police-protected
den? of vice at Iwllel and it will continue
in Its battle until the victory is
complete.
The human slave camp at Iwllei was
closed Sunday, closed against not only
visitors but the Inmates by orders cf
High Shorlff Brown. Very naturally
The Republican would ask if this place
can be closed on Sundays simply by
the orders of the high sheriff, then
why can it not be closed every day In
the week?
The closing of the place yesterday
exposed a very weak place In the apologies
of the advocates of open "and
notorious vice wherein they declare
that such places are necessary evils.
That has been the cry always of men
high In the Territorial administration
of affairs In Honolulu and membjrs
of Governor Dole's official family have
with much vehemence declared that
the foul spot at Jwilei was "a necessary
evil."
The actions of High Sheriff Brown
on Sunday gave the He to this specious
pleading. Tho Iwllei dens were closed
tight. Every gate was shut up and not
only wero visitors harrcd out but the
alavo women who nightly pb their
"trado" there wero barred out.
Many of them evidently had n t understood
tho order about tho losing
of the pen, and from G o'clock until
about 7:S0 there was an almost s eady
Htroum of tho women inmates c. Jilng
i tho place to take up their . jhtly
"trade." In ultnost every instanci these
vjuteu wero accompanied by ti jaster
r as tho translation of the polir 1 rules
jvisted in Japanese call thei i their
" arasltos."
. his raises tho very natural question,
' Whero do those women live?"
The Republican called , attention
Sunday morning to the fact that tho
inmates of Iwllei do not live there.
Some of them Hvo ou the slopes of
Punchbowl, some live In the Japanfese
houses out Palama way, -while a large
number servo as domestic servants fn
private homes In this city In the
hours.
Ono of the chief stock arguments of
tho polico and Territorial officials for
their protecting this den of vice is that
It is necessary to concentrate the evil.
Yet how do they concentrate it with
tho inmates of tho Iwilel slave pens
only spending the hours from dark to
2 a. m. there? In what way is the
evil concentrated when the inmates of
the foulest den ever seen upon American
soil are allowed to scatter to their
homes In all parts or the city of Hono-lulu
when the hour comes for the closing
up of tho den under police orders?
A reporter for The Republican visited
Iwllei about 9 o clock Sunday evening
and found tho stockade closed.
Only tho electric lights under the little
overhanging porches on the alleys
between the rows of dens were
burning. Every room and every window
was dark and there was not nn
Inmate at tho place. Inaulry of loungers
and Japanese and Chinese about
the littlo circus refreshment stands In
the neighborhood as to where tho female
slaves were elicited the response,
"at home."
"Where they live?" in answer to
a question to that effect, "Oh. every
place: all over town." And that Is the
way the Territorial officials of Hawaii
and tho police department concentrate
vice so as to minimise the evils. '
Was ever such a farce perpetrated
in any other community in the United
States?
A man who has been three times
through the den on inspection tours
told a reporter last night that lie had
seen one of the inmates in the capacity
of titirso in the homo of a fair younc
mother- How can. any of the house
wives of Honolulu know that their.
Japanese female servants do not spend
their nights In that sink? It is an, awful
thing for The Bepublican to go into
the homes of the pure women and
children of this city, and the' virtuous
Advertiser would gladly abate this evil
(for business reaeons), but It is not tin
the least troubled about the entrance
of some three hundred proetRiite lato
those same homes to beoome.nures
and daily oowpsmjniiw of
women and children. ,
There has been much printed about
"Arizooa journalism and yellow,,
in this" city receBtUy,1mt for
t geflulae yellow acUoaa Uioee, ot; the,
police and Territorial officials" of. .this
city feeat anytaiag ever, hefora taping
In an Americas cdaranuiity "Ariieaa"
,- stay have had , a fea4retiear cer
tain -ways in the past, out JAnsoaana
fl"Jr want, dana aec Matm
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nor any other territory in the United
States ever maintained or permitted
police-protected dess of vice and Infamy
like Iwilel within their borders.
The governor of any one of these territories
"who would have dared to give
official sanction to such a place by allowing
one of bis appointees to permit
sach violation of the law, mach less
protect such violation of the law,
would have been removed by the president
inside of forty-eight hours. The
people would have risen en masse and
demanded his removal and it would
have been heeded. No governor of
any territory in the union, excepting
the present governor of Hawaii, has
ever dared to appoint as territorial
treasurer a man who was a part owner
in five retail saloons in the capital
city and a stockholder and director in
a corporation owning property rented
for, immoral purposes.
The authorities are doing more harm
than they reck In their failure to enforce
the law and particularly now
since the closing of Iwilei on Sunday,
which clearly proved The Republican's
contention that the" inmates" of Iwilel
did not live there and that their homes
were scattered over the city.
Since the high sheriff and the attorney
general, who is above the high
sheriff in charge of the police department,
seem unable to find a law by
which they can close Iwilel with all its
damning influences and disgraceful
proceedings The Republican would suggest
to them that they read section
100 and section 33 of the Penal Code
of Hawaii, chapter 13.
Section 100 says: "Any person wao
shall in any manner solicit, or be privy
to, or aid or abet in the sollcitin? of
another to unlawful sexular intercourse
or to go to or attend
at anyplace where a prostitute resides
or carries on her businesn. or
where prostitutes are generally
known to congregate or assemble.
- shall be deemed guilty of
a misdemeanor, and on conviction
thereof shall be fined not more than
.five hundred dollars, or be imprisoned
at hard labor not over one year."
Section 93 says: "Any man or woman
who Is guilty of lewd conversation,
lascivious conduct, or libidinous
solicitations, shall be punished by a
fine not less than two dollars nor more
than ten dollars, or by Imprisonment
at hard labor not exceeding ten days."
Any one can see that under these
sections of the penal code of this Territory
it would not take the attorney
general and the police department
twenty-four hours to break up the infamous
dens at Iwilei. Do they intend
to do it ond enforce the law or do th3y
Intend to wait until action is taken at
Washington upon tho matter?
LABOR OAY BALL WAS
A 6REAT SUCCESS.
Thousands of People Attended the
Ball at the Drill Shed-Happy
Dancors.
The Labor day parade was a success,
but the ball which closed the day's
celebration- was more than a success.
It is safe to say that in no other citv
of the unionawas Labor day closed with
a ball which was at once so democratic
and so well conducted from start to
finish.
Nearly 3,000 people attended what
was probably the largest popular ball
ever held in this city. Admission "was
free to all who wished to come and
more than a thousand young men and
ladies of part or pure Hawaiian blood
availed themselves of the opportunity
to trip the light fantastic or watch the
merry throng.
When the first lancers was called the
Hawaiians had a majority on the floor,
but as the evening wore away young
men and women from town dropped
In and, falling under the influence of
Herr Berger's excellent music, took
part in a dance or two or the balance
of the program, as choice led them.
Society says such balls are "tabu,"
but even Mrsi Grundy could find no
fault with the behavior of anyone on
that floor. r '
There must have been close to 2,000
people in tho drill shed at one time
in tho evening and Jhejloqr was
crowdecCfbut. as one dance followed
another la the twenty numbers
there, was of feeling and a,
more polite dancing party seldom
graces Progress' Hall:- V
Tho alte'naSnce of so1 many hundred
Hawaiian women.Boaie; of rthe, as
-also were"so!Vothe -Americans, from
what society. UpleaadMocaU ' ttfcel
upper set," was the reature or the evening.
There was an absence, of 'even
ing dress" among iboth women and.
men, but never was it more evident
that under the American flag atr.least
dress does not make or unmake.'a maa
or a woman than last evening !Nekt
costumesanthenaturaj
Hawaiians' made them partners most
eagerly sought.
That everybody enjoyed themselves
goes.wUhp.ut saying,or whoever heard
of a truly democratic, popular ball
where everybody didn't have a good
time? The only exceptloasare those
places wberesome me iersit A in
loading themselves with1" liquor to a
point which makes them ob&codoas.
In this Instance there was none of
that -The hafulofaea..whq -were
celfcraUnsrv accordiag 4b ,,the ;cly :
method kabwa'to them wereery.QUiet
in one corner. Nothing stroagerthan
soft drinks was obtainable o& any
ac taeTreaiises and
every voie wa? enjangktesett too
wellj
on coecessioca and the committee
oa arrangements are eatiUed to great
cirfor?tb&atrog7ad oa this
There wasji
lu introduced la the aaa of a
fee. cheatiac fcas, pr waick oa
tlrely of America aadHawaUaa Ja
aad kaiV
tory, of which there was aa abaadaac.
A llberal'wpfily of
of the Gld of Uberty aot
UBffl'S SHAT D1Y
fllMLiraED.
Celebrated in Honolulu
in Most Creditable
Style.
KNIONS SI0W TIEII STnEKSTH.
TH0U8AJTD8 OF SPECTATORS
OITTHX STSXXT8 TO VIEW
THE BIG PARADE.
Floats Formed an Attractive Feature
Bacea at Kapiolani Park
in the Afternoon Ball
at Nieht.
Honolulu's Labor day celebration
was a success. It was more than a
success. It would have done credit to
any city on the mainland of 100,000
inhabitants. It was the more noteworthy
from the fact that but a few
months ago it was said that labor
unions did not thrive in Honolulu.
Just prior to Organization day, June
14, a gentleman who is very prominent
in labor circles and is also one of the
"original republicans" of the town,
was approached by a gentleman representing
the proposed Municipal
league. He desired to find out what
Ih labor unions would want in order
'to support the Municipal league and
came to this gentleman as an old resident
and a well known authority on
labor matters for the past twenty years
in Honolulu.
"There is not a labor union in town
worth the name," was the answer.
"The plumbers have recently organized
a union, hut that will likely take
the course of all the rest of them.
There have been boilermakers' unions
and moulders' unions and blacksmiths'
unions and, in fact, unions in nearly
every line of trade here, but they have
never hung together. The trouble is
the men do not stay here. They go
back to the States and the newcomers
do not join."
If this gentleman was correct, and
he must have known whereof he spoke,
the entrance of Hawaii upon her Territorial
career has worked a wonderful
change in labor circles, for there must
have been more than 1,000 laboring
men in the parade yesterday, representing
more than a half dozen different
lines of employment.
The plumbers were out in force and
from the happy smile which pervaded
their faces and the natty suits they
wore, they evidently expect Honolulu
will need their services in connection
with the new sewerage system for several
years to come. The painters'
union, too, seemed to think that at
the rate new houses are going up and
old houses becoming weather-beaten
by our "Konas" that they have plenty
of work ahead and aeed not worry as
to where their bread and butter is to
come from.
The Structural Iron Workers perhaps
attracted the most attention in their
brown Khaki jackets, especially because
they marched in two battalions,
Hawaiians followed by Portuguese.
The marching of all of the detachment
was good and a more satisfactory turnout
could not have been anticipated "by
the most sanguine.""
The floats were numerous and well
put up. Miss Lillle Murray, bedecked
in a starry robe, made an excellent
impersonatioiupf the Goddess of Liberty.
The two floats of school children
were vociferous in their .approval of
things in general and the chance for
a "long ride on a bigwagon"in particular.
They tried singing Hawaiian airs
once in a while, but most of them preferred
to shout, even if they drowned
the music.
The fire department made a very
good ahowlag, aad Honolulu has no
reason to feel in the least ashamed of
this branch of the "municipal
The laest "thing in the floit
line was Harrisoa's Kaimuki Quarry
float a sort of miniature' temple of
Veata gotten up ia fine style..
There were a lot of wagons, in the
.rear that lacked decoration which
marred the beauty, of the parade and
meet people failed to see what they
were' iateadea to ,represent more than
the nae speclmesjs of horse flesh which
paneftheau, . "
at:ta head eT the-procession' was a
platoon of the "finest" in white gloves.
They marched with a precision not ex
celled by the best metropolitan uolicc.
JCappebneUter Berger and his band of
goveramaat musicians were on hand
with 'lAloah Oe,"4 without which no
HoBolala parade would be completr.
George" Ward,, marshal ofvthe,dav fol
lowed with his chiefs of staff.
Reposing calmly in a carriage, with,
a smile so broad that all recollection
of disseatioa with brother workmen
aad'aU horror of the possibility of U-lag
compelled to ride a horse for the'
first time after haviag reached the age;
of fifty mast have varnished foremen
from his mlad set the chalrmas of the
day. W. CJBoer whom everybody who
he beeftaT. Hoaolabi a year knows
aadwheee oatbvrst at ike meetlag of
the Labor day committee last week
he akeetaiety refused to riders
ai;gramV marshal was as much
a, swrfrlse to .klsarejesietiincea as aa:
ereptiou e KiUaeal RJdlns alone in
hi hick aad beariag proadly his
bee4 sevei.aymbo) of ate office as 1
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caBTOMB mm oaaawwev a unique
;ttre of, aT aaere'parade, -which aim-
IJy pm to afcew that ? Hooolala lis
T"T wz
ateM; fi'owJhioC
aU ..,, akmg the fltoe of rnareh and
ML iillirt Twain
lm.mi smU etmesV 39i
vertisement for a beer concern, from
doing double duty after the procession;
had disbanded.
The order of parade W33 as follows:
Mounted PatroL
Platoon of Police.
Band.
Marshal of the Day.
Banner and Flag.
Chairman.
Secretary and Treasurer.
Government Officials.
Invited Guests.
Goddess of liberty Miss Lillie Murray.
School Children.
Fire Department-Plumbers
Floats.
Journeyman Plumbers.
Painters Floats.
Journeyman Painters.
Lucas Bros. Carpenters.
F. Harrison's Hawaiian Stone Float
Stonecutters.
Bricklayers.
Iron Workers' Floats.
Iron Workers.
Band.
Vineyard Float
Blacksmith Shop.
. . Printing Press.
Tents and Awnings.
Four-Horse Team.
Electrical Display.
Eight-Horse Team.
Steam Launch.
Band.
Three men from three of the newspapers
were chosen as judges to decide
on the floats, organizations, etc,
appearing in the Labor day parade.
They were Wade Warren Thayer of
the Advertiser, Daniel Logan of the
Bulletin and H. L Cruzan of The Republican:
The committee reviewed the
parade at the stock yards" and ether
places along the line of march, and
finally decided that John "Wright's
float should receive the first prize for
elaborateness, originality and neatness
of design. The float of L. B. Kerr &
Co. received the second prize. The
machine shop float of the Honolulu
foundry was awarded third prize and
the same firm's pattern shop float was
awarded ho&orable mention.
The Plumbers' association made ide
neatest appearance oi all the organizations
and to them was awarded the
first prize.
AT CAPITOL BAND STAND.
Several Patriotic Addresses Delivered
by Local Orators.
As the big procession swung into the
capital grounds from the Richards
street entrance there was a rush made
for the band stand, where the Labor
day addresses were to be delivered.
After the band had played "America,"
Chairman-W. C. RoeTgavel. in
hand. Introduced Lorrin Andrews in
the following words:
"Ladies and Gentlemen of the Whfle
Territory of Hawaii: I want to introduce
to you one of the brightest young
men of the Territory of Hawaii, LgttIi
Andrews."
Mr. Andrews was received with applause.
It was rather
he said, for him t3 syrak before such
an assemblage. Tills was the first celebration
of Labor uay under the American
flag in these Islands. Labor day
was distinctively American in orisin.
It was her privilege to inaugurate a
new holiday. "And we hope," said the
speaker, "that we may. be here to celebrate
its many anniversaries."
Mr. Andrews then recall the labpr
of the past. The knights of King Arthur's
round table did not disdain to
forge their own swords. Labor in the
past had been manly. It was more so
today.
"Floating branches," said
"attracted to the old world led to
the discovery of the new. Like the
floating branches which informed the
old world of the existence of the new,
Labor day has reached out to the Pacific
ocean. We only hope that like
the anniversary of Christ, this day
will reach out all over the world.
"Long live the American people cf
this country, and long may they go
on to make our country great among
the laboring nations of the world.'
Chairman Roe then introduced "one
of the people's best orators, Judge
George A Davis."
Mr. DavJs was greeted with great applause
and he made one of the neatest,
manliest speeches heard in Honolulu
for many a day.
In remembering the past he .could not
forget, what labor had done for him in
his younger years. He congratulated
the hosts of labor on their magnificent
success, in their grand parade.
" "The history of the struggle of. labor
and capital has come down from former
generations. It was in England that
labor firsfasserted its rights. In IS31
the laborers, of Birmingham and London
called for reform in the laws.
Lord John Russell introduced the reform
bill in parliament- It was
defeated. He introduced U
the second time and it was defeated.
The-third time he introduced it and! it
was carried by a sweepng majority. It
was his work that made the reform
blUlmmortah A-
Serious and important events confronted
these Islands. Ob every hand
were waving fields of sugar cane. Our
constitution, our writtea coastitutioo;
prohibited penal contracts in these
-Islands. "God forbid that the time
should ever come again in Hawaii
wnen the laborer Is aot worthy ,of his
jhlre Laboring meefc should see ,tSat
UtewerergpiresMted to.flie
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The speaker then told how men k'
public life were. corrupted- The men
who were worshipped today woald be
"
hissed at tomorrow. . C"
The dlsplarof thedsy woaW aefify
the officials of the coaatry
maet.be coasaJeVaad their,
rights recogaiaed. : ",,
rade aad ikjarBoatsi
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Uadcr the shadow ef thiareamnsed
mOaetf of the kiass
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EXCITIRB SCENE iT
TESTERDIT'S Ml.
James Quinn Wins the
Plaudits of the
Crowd.
KOW'HE STOPPED RUNAWAY MUSE.
JOCKST NICHOLS GETS A BAD
FALL FB02C A BXOKEN
STZRBTJP STRAP.
Albert M Set Back For Breaking,
Thus Giving Silas S thex2:24
Summaries and the
Winners.
Exciting finishes, many and long
breaks and events not on the program
was the order of the day at Kapiolani
park yesterday afternoon. The track
was fast, the wind light and everything
combined to make the first real Labor
day a grand success.
John Quinn, the hackman, gave an
exhibition of nerve and grit that will
long be remembered by every one of
the spectators that visited the track
yesterday. It was during the second
heat of the 2:40 event Quinn was
warming up Fred Eros and was coming
down the stretch with the speed of
an express train when suddenly the
right rein parted and all control of
the horse was gone. Quinn was undaunted,
however, for carefully placing
the other line where it would not
get beneath the wheel, he leaped
astride of the horse and firmly gnuped
both lines. Just as the horse was under
control, Captain Fox of the mounted
patrol came galloping up and
frightened the horse so that he leaped
forward with redoubled speed, throwing
Quinn to the ground. Besides a
few bruises he was unhurt. The spectators,
who had watched the exhibition
in silence, broke into a shout of joy
and gave the nervy driver well merited
praise for his cool action.
Another eventful race was the three-eights
mile running race between Mystery
and Maunoleli. Nichols was up
on the latter and Donohue rode the
former. There was some talk of a
job, but before the jockeys could be
changed the animals had started. Up
to the first pole it looked decidedly
as if the. fears of foul play were well
grounded, for Mystery hung two
lengths behind, while less than two
weeks ago she beat Maunoleli by five
lengths. As they turned into tho
stretch Nichols suddenly swerved and
pitched heavily to the ground. His
stirrup had broken and given him a
nasty fall, but only a few bruises re-
? suited from the fall. Maunoleli con
tinued on down the course, hut by this
time Mystery had picked up and finished
a yard ahead of her riderless
opponent. At this point Captain Fox
took a hand in the race, but Maunoleli
was too speedy for him and not until
the three-quarters pole was reached
was he able to catch the animal. The
race, was declared off.
There was considerable dispute in
regard to the winner of the 2:24 trotting
and pacing race. Silas S. won
the first heat in 2:26. defeating Albert
M. by two lengths and Lustre by five.
In the second heat they got away after
considerable fiddling, Silas S. taking
the lead at once by about three lengths,
AlberfNM. second, with Lustre breaking
sixv lengths behind. Thus they
went close to the half, when Albert
M. forged ahead and took the lead by
a margin, but only for a time, for
when the three-quarters was reached
Silas S. again led by about half a
.length. At this point. Albert M. went
into the air twice in quick succession,
making gains which sent him under
the wire in the lead. C. H. Judd, the
driver of Silas S., entered a protest,
which was sustained by the judges,
Albert M. being set back to second
place.
In the second heat of the
James Quinn handled the ribbons over
Wl W. Woods like a veteran of the
turf.
Lustre broke at the start and Gibson,
who was driving, was unable to bring
her down throughout the whole mile.
Quinn did not wait, but started right
out and finished without a break in
2:244.
Trotting and pacing to harness;
purse $100; three minute class: v
Walter P., b. g., C. H. Judd 1 1
Artie W., b. g., Capt. Soule 3 2
Fred Eros, br. g.. Jaeger; 2 dls
Time 2:2714, 2:3L
Running race three-eights mile
dash; purse $25: ,
Yenc3, b. m., W. H. Cornwall 1
Waipahn. b. g., John Wright 2
Lei and Dave unplaced.
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Time.:39. . . .
Trotting aid pacing, to haraess,
purse $100; 2:24 class: "':
Silas 5., big. g C. H. Jadd .1 2
Albert 3C. sor. S-, L. HDee; . . . - .2, dls
Lustre, bay g., C. H. BeUbu 3 3
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Ruaaing race; dash;
parse M: " ; ' C"
Sir Cassimere, bay
tebayg.,C.H.JBdd.. f. ..2
. JTime:Sl. , , .
fi.Trottiag aad paeiag to haraees;
parse HW; 2:4 class: . .
MoBgroee. bro. g;, C. H.JJdd..2 1 J.;
Oaei IsefrthrJtey a.. -
erreerKros; oro. g jseger.... .
Time 2:34,
Pony race, mile dak:.
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Jf;H: jBorsiwall. -. ,il
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-Tim Boy; Molly
iinmmmiis nm wnsia wnsr s
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JakWIBi4iIJ"UlHi mUUUmmJi ifT :i.i3Ar.7Wri aad Jesmte skwrt: :
purse $160;
W. W.Wood, bays. Prince David.l 1
Lustre, bay ct C. IL BeUina 2 2
Time 233,. 2:24.
Banning race, three-fourths mile
dash; purse 5:
Venus, bay hl, W. H., Cornwall 1
Antidote, grey g., Geo. Andrews 2
Time 1:20.
HZ SWXLLED UP TOO QTJICX.
Policeman Harrahan Gets a Calling
Down, by Fred Harrison.
There was near to being a riot at the
race track yesterday. Humane Officer
Miller and Patrolman Hanrahan got
foul of a party of Fred Harrisoa's men
out for a ride in one of the big wagons
belonging to tho contractor. The humane
ofiicer said that tho men were being
cruel to the horses, which were
declared to have sore necks.
While the humane ofiicer went to
hunt for Mrs. Craft to get her opinion
as to whether or not the horse was
beJnt treated in a cruel and Inhuman
manner, Hanrahan appeared on the
scene. He swelled up and jumped sideways
and then in a very tragic whisper
declared that one of the party was
under arrest.
This made Harrison's new American
blood boll. He refused to believe that
the man was placed under arrest and
told Harrison about it He also invited
Hanrahan to pin his star to a tree
and shed his coat and they would see
right then and there whether American
citizens were to be despoiled of
their pleasure by a bally Uitlander.
Hanrahan got behind his star and
pulled his cap down over his eyes and
refused, as it was his duty to do, without
first consulting the high sheriff.
The horses were unhitched from the
wagon and brought to town.' They
were returned to Harrison's stables as
soon as they reached the polico station.
Nobody was arrested and there was no
funeral, as Hanrahan was too much
of a new policeman to fight.
Sunday a Dry Day
In Honolulu Town.
But the Folic. Were Kept Busy
Arresting Drunken Men
JuBt the Same.
A primary election and a holiday
that was generally and generously observed,
with a Sunday sandwiched in
between, was the cause of a record for
the police department One hundred
arrests were made up to midnight last
night. The law-breakers were mostly
men who were drunk.
Sunday at noon there"was a full
house at the police station. Standing
room was at a premium. The patipl
wagon "was called into requisition and
several loads of prisoners were taken
to Oahu prison to make room for the
expected influx of Sunday afternoon
and night.
There-is no liquor sold on Oahu en
Sunday. That is, the polico say there
is not.. Nevertheless the drunks kept
arriving. Sometimes they came singly
and sometimes they arrived In
bunches of two or three at a time.
What they got drunk on was not
known. It might have been good old
booze and it might have been ozone.
No matter what it was, the men were
drunk, and they were booked for being
so and then locked up.
Between Sunday night at 12 o'clock
and S o'clock Monday morning tie
business of the station fell off a little,
but before noon it was revived to such
an extent that another overflow load
was sent to the Oahu prison. From 10
o'clock to 11 last night there were sixteen
arrests, all drunks.
Judge Wilcox kept tab3 on the probable
calendar all day yesterday and
went home early to get a good sleep
so as to be able to go to work with, a
light heart this morning. It remains
to be seen if his honor will make a record
with the cases this morning and
so complete two records which will
long be memorable and likely tostand
for a long time.
Xlemencic Will Test
His Case in Giurts.
A Street Orator Who Says He Is
Being Persecuted by the Police
Bight of Free Speech.
Last Saturday night while A
was discussing the war in
6hina at the corner of Hotel and
Union streets he was ordered off by
a policeman. Mr. Klemencic was some
little time ago fined $6 and costs f ;r
blockading the streets.
"I don't think, said Klemendc,
"that I blockaded the streets nearly
as bad as the Salvation, Army. I laj
upon my prosecution by the police department
as an abridgement of tie
right of free speech which is guaranteed
to every citizen by the
of the-United States.
"Tomorrow night I am going to
speak on the vacant lot adjoining the
Occidental hotel on King- street- If 1
am arrested I shall test my rights la
the courts."
Mr. Klemeacic. is. a tailor. He has
uaique thoughts on many economic
questions. He has written some ferr
eatertaiaiag articles tot DiscoateBt, a
little paper; pahUsked at Hoa. Wastu
by the Mataal Home association. The
parpdae'or the'associatioa'k to assist
itsmembers ia obtainiag aaa baildiag
homes for themselves' and to aid isf
estahUehiag better , social aad moral
coadttioae.. Klemeacic says that ho
waa'iaetrumeBtal ia forming the society:
It ieatoptaa'ia. theory.
OaaxtMo4ay, WK. FtoJw will
sell . ate ;imcM .tk; . farakare. ; pleat
aeM.awiaaa. of tke,Arllaioa koteL
fr WMmlHTm, amii'iaatfTtiilBi -,. "Time -.-L &.& - - I
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lli(siMM"!N!;3 : ':
FOR II TIE ONLY
GREAT HIGH Ifilff.
Pm the Whole Police
and No One Else
Is in It.
AM ( NEVER BELEUTE MY POWER.
AND ONI.T I CA2f RELEASE
ANT ARRESTED MAX
OK BAIL,
And When I'm Not at Headquarters,
Which. I Seldom Am, Especially
at Night,- Everyone
is Locked TJp.
At 10:30 o'clock last night there was
nobody at the police station with au
thority sufficient to admit to bail a
man charged with the petty offense of
being drunk, although three responsible
citizens of this town were
offered security and were ready
and willing to tsike ehargo of him and
see that he was immediately taken
home.
It was inquired of the clerk at the
station how much the bail was. He replied
that they must see the shorifi;
that he had uo authority to admit. a
man to bail. Tho captain of the watch,
one of the arresting otlieers, was appealed
to. He said he had no authority,
that he was only carrying out his orders.
There was uothiug suit about
an outrage having been committed
upon the man who was arrested. Ha
was a littlo drunk. This was not" denied.
Tho man in charge seemed to be
tho clerk, and he could hardly be expected
to use any discretion. Ho ia
told his duty and follows it out to tho
letter.
There are three watch captains and
three intelligent lieutenants of tho foot
police. They are men promoted for
good and fnithful service. They uro
supposed to be reasoning human beings
nud to know to whom and when to bo
lenient. As it is, they have absolutely
no power except to make an arrest.
Tho sheriff holds the city under his
thumb. He must bo consulted before
any action may be taken in the mutter
of releasing a prisoner, charged with a
petty offense.
The reasoning power of the wholo de
partment is centered in the person of
iuo uigu nuu migjiiy nigu snenu. It is
fortified by a big badiro of office and
lace and a tight-fitting coat miu big
cap.
In uat such cases as tho one above
stated, where but one man has the
power to release a prisoner, it would
appear that he should be in charge at
tho station at all times. Hunting him
up or ringing him up by telephone is
not tho proper way. He should be on
the spot. That is what he is for. He
is the servant of the man who may bo
arrested. He is the servant of the public
whose laws the prisoner is accused
of having infringed.
Suppose that instead of a man being
arrested for being drunk it was a
arrested by Policeman Hanrahan,
because she wa3 driving, in the opinion
of this highly efficient officer, heedlessly
and recklessly. She would be
taken to the station and booked. Thon.
she would be searched and taken below
and put into a cell. If the statiou
clerk and the captain of the watch have
no authority to release on bail, they
certainly havo no rfaht to keep a prisoner
from being locked up when he or
she is arrested.
Take n person arrested for riding a
bicycle without a light. He must first
obtain the permission of the sheriff before
he is released. He may not leave
his wheel as security for hi3 appearance.
He is looked upon and treated as a person
who has committed some heinous
crime. For tdl crimes excepting murder,
a man is supposed to have the
privilege of bail. Being liberated upon
his own recognizance is also known to
be the rule in other civilized portions
of the world where there are sheriffs,
but not high sheriffs.
Sometime somebody who is arrested
will havo his friends go to a committing
magistrate and have the judge issue
an order for the prisoner's release.
It will be presented at the police station
and the clerk will refuse to obey it
because he has orders from the high
Bheriff. Then should the judge get his
danderuip, the high sheriff may be sorry
that he did not repose more authority
in his captains and lieutenants of the
watch.
Horse Fancier Here.
Frank Rooker, the Hilo horse fancier,
is in town but leaves on the Australia
this afternoon for the coast. He
is the owner of Billy McClusky. Wataja
and other horses. A rear azo Am
brought down 43d head of mules
the Olaa plantation and they are said
to be the finest lot of mules on the
Islands. His mission to the coast is
unknown, but Tie will in all probability
return in about a year.
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Saad Coneert Today.
The government hand, under the direction
of Captain Berger, will render
the following program at the moonlight
concert at Thomas Square "tonight:
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March The Admiral - Friedman
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Moaal Ke Ala, Mrs. N. Alapa.....
PARTH.
Medley The Winner ., Markle
Iatermesao Eadoria Andre
WaKaTke Smiles,; ..v..Depret
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