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The Honolulu republican. [volume] (Honolulu, T.H.) 1900-1902, September 04, 1900, Image 2

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First Step Gained Towards
the Suppression
of Vice.
The Latter Scattered All Over the
City, Thus Proving That Concentration
Does Not Concen- W:
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 lis warfare against the
open and notorious police-protected
dens' of vice at Iwilel and it will continue
in Its battle until the victor' is
The human slave camp at Iwilel was
closed Sunday, closed against not only
visitors but the Inmates by orders cf
High Sheriff 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 buch places are necessary evils.
i uat nas ooen uie cry always oi men
high In tho Territorial administration
of affairs in Honolulu and members
of Governor Dole's official family have
with much vehemence declared - that
tho foul spot at Iwilel was "a necessary
Tho actions of High Sheriff Brown
on Sunday gave the lie to this specious
pleading. Tho Iwilel dens were closed
tight. Every gate was shut up and not
only woro visitors "barred out but the
slave women who nightly pi? their
"trado" there were barred out.
Many of them evidently had n t understood
tho order about the closing
of the pen, and from G o'clock until
about 7:80 there was an almost s eady
stream of the women inmates c. aiiug
tho pluco to take up their l jhtly
"trade." In almost every instance these
v mien woro nccompauied by a laster
ir as tho translation of tho polir j rules
'3ted in Japanese call then their
. his raises the very natural question,
Where do theso women live?"
The Republican called t attention
Sunday morning to the fact that the
Inmates of Iwilel do not live there.
Somo of them live on the slopes of
Iunchbowl, somo live in the Japanese
houses out Palama way, while a large
number serve as domestic servants in
private homes In this city In the
Ono of the chief stock arguments of
the police and Territorial officials for
their protecting this den of vice is th it
it is necessary to concentrate tho 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 over seen upon American
soil are allowed to scatter to their
homes in all parts of the city of Hono-lulu
when tho hour comes for the closing
up of the den under police orders?
A reporter for The Republican visited
Iwilei 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 an
Inmate at the place. Inquiry of
and Japanese and Chinese about
tho littlo circus refreshment stands In
tho neighborhood as to where the 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 minimize the evils.
Was ever such a farce perpetrated
in any other community In the United
A man who has been three times
through the den on inspection tours
told a reporter last night that ho had
seen one of the inmates in the capacity
of nurso in tho home of a fair young
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 Bepublicaa to go into
the homes of the pure women and
children of this city, and the virtuous
Advertiser would gladly abate this evil
(for businees reasons), but it is not iu
the least troubled about the entrance
of some three hundred nrostKute into
those same bosses to become nuries
' and daily cotnMafeu of tko&Thaaie
women and children.
There has been muck printed about
Arizona joaraalisai and yellowy
' naluan" in ihiB city recently, T)t for
, KeBBlae yellow actios those et the
police and Territorial oftclate, vt this
'city 1eat'aBytkiSTer before kaowa
in aa Americaa comnro&lty. ArUoaa
c av have ha4 a wwtfraefc:eN
tain -way v ;.
Utah, awr ? Mm
cor any other territory in the Cnltsd
States ever maintained or permitted
police-protected dens of vice and Infamy
like Iwilei within their borders.
The governor of any one of these territories
'who would have dared to give
oScial sanction to such a place hy allowing
one of his appointees to permit
ssch violation of the law, reach 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 Iwilel 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.
3inc 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 settion
100 and section 93 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 soliciting of
another to unlawful sexular intercourse
or to go to or attend
at anyplace -where a prostitute resides
or carries on her business, 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 Iwilel. Do they intend
to do it and enforce the law or do thsy
intend to wait until action is taken at
Washington upon the matter?
Thousands of People Attended the
Ball at the Drill Shed-Happy
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 unionjwas Labor day closed with
a ball which was at once so democratic
and so well conducted from start to
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
Hcrr 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 Mrs. Grundy could find no
fault with the behavior f anyone on
that floor.
There musi'h'ave been close to 2,000
people in tho drill shed at one time
in the evening andthefloor was .badly
crowded7i)ut as one dance t ollowad
another b the "lust of twenty- numbers
there wasthe.best of feeling and a
more polite dancing party seldom
graces Progress HalL ""C f
The ahenaance of so" many "hundred
Hawaiian women.wsoae of n them, as
-also wcre'solnVof'the'Anierlcans, from
what society is ; pleased tocall "tfce
upper'sel'Hrals the fea'ture of the evening.
There was an absence, of "evening
aress'l among both" women and
men, but never was it more evident
that under the American flag afleast
dress docs not make or unmakea man
or" a woman than last evening iNeat
costumes andthenatural, grace jthe
Hawaiians made thempartHersmost
eagerly sought
That everybody enjoyed themselves
goes without sayingjror whoever heard
of a truly democratic, popular ball
where everybody didn't have a good
time? The only exeeptloBs,,are those
places where, some 'niea csersist ' in'
loading themselves with" liquor to a
point which makes them obnoxious.
In this instance there was none of
that -The nandful.ofj.mea, who were
acconUkg J to he toaly
metnoa raaowaxo tnem were very quie
in ono corner. Nothing stroagerthan
soft drinks was obtainable oa any
&s6t,ta treatises and
every 'oie wai enjeyingltareM too
well to
on coscessioBB and the committee
on arrangements are eatitled to great
credit for; thlr'V.roratJd oa this
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There waVI afiwwriaaleriaoi
lu introduced In tbeaaajM of a
sioafec.cheattag mWb, r wfciea oh
tlrely of Americaa aa4 HawaUaa Ilaa.
and alBltaa loaabr
whka then waa aa ateadaaeel
opy of th Goddess of Liberty oat la-
ma med.
Celebrated in Honolulu
in Most Creditable
Floats Formed an Attractive Feature
Bacea at Xapiolani Park
in the Afternoon Ball
at Night.
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
the 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, but 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
everj' 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 newcomars
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 seed not worry as
to where their bread and butter is :o
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"!
the most sanguine."'
The floats were numerous and well
put up. Miss Lillie Murray, bedecked
in a starry robe, made an excellent
impersonation jf the Goddess of Liberty.
The two floats of school children
were vociferous in their approval at
things in general and the chance for
a "long ride on a big wagon"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, ahowiag, and Honolulu has no
reason to feel in the' least ashamed of
this branch of the "municipal government"
The finest thing in the floit
line was Harrisoa's Kaimuki Quarry
float-: sort of miniature temple of
'Vesta, gotten up la" fine style.
There were a lot of wagons in the
.rear that lacked decoration which
Barred the beauty of the parade and
moirt people failed to see what they
"were inteaded to represent more than
the fine specimens of horse flesh which
palled theai. .
..Atithe procession' was a
platoon of the "finest" in white gloves.
They marched with a precision not ex
celled by the best metropolitan uollce.
Kappelmetater Berger and his band of
goveramaat musicians were on hand
with 'Aloah Oe,, without which no
Honolulu parade would be complete.
George" Ward, .marshal of Jthe.day followed
'with his chiefs of staff.
Reposing calmly in a carriage, wica
a smile 'so broad that all recollection
of 'diaseatkm with brother workmen
aad all horror of the possibility of
to ride a horse for the.
first time after haviag reached the a?e!
of fifty mast have vanished foresee
from'hM'miad aat the chairman of the
dar. W. CLBo.' whom everybody who
has bseav;la.Boolahi a year knows
said wheae oatbarst at the meeting of
the Labor-day committee last week
wlwsi he aaaolsUly refused to ride a
horse as Igraad "marshal was as much
aerprie'to''Bisac4BaiataBces as aa.
eraptkat of KHaaea; JtMing alone ia
kk hack aad aeariag proadly his
naaea; amyst, , aymaoi or als omce asj
wre of a Later day parade, which
goes to ahew; that Hoaolala Jls
strictly' as A --Tk
van lara: crowds. of people
all akmg the Haeof march aad the
natle rata which ML as Mark Twain
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verrisement for a beer concern, from
doing double duty after the procession,
had disbanded.
The order of parade was as follow3r
Mounted PatroL
Platoon of Police.
Marshal of the Day.
Banner and Flag.
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
Iron Workers' Floats.
Iron Workers.
Vineyard Float
Blacksmith Shop.
- Printing Press.
Tents and Awnings.
Four-Horse Team.
Electrical Display.
Eight-Horse Team.
Steam Launch.
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. I. 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 honorable mention.
The Plumbers' association made tne
neatest appearance oi all the organizations
and to them was awarded the
first prize.
Saveral Patriotic Addresses Delivered
by Local Orators.
As the big procession swung into the
capitol grounds from the Richards
street entrance there was a rush made
for the band stand, where the Laboi
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 Whole
Territory of Hawaii: I want to introduce
to you one of the brightest young
men of the Territory of Hawaii, Lorrir.
Mr. Andrews was received with applause.
It was rather embaT ivng,
he said, for him t3 strak before such
an assemblage. This was the first celebration
of Labor uay under the American
flag in these Islands. Labor day
was distinctively American 'in origin.
-It was her privilege to Inaugurate a
new holiday. "And we hope," aid the
speaker, "that we may be here to celebrate
its many anniversaries."
Mr. Andrews then recall the labtr
of the past. The knights of King Arthur's
round table did not disdain to
forge their own swords. Labor in she
past had been manly. It was more so
"Floating branches," said the, speaker,
"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 annivarsary 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. Davis 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 1831
the laborers ,of Birmingham and London
called for reform hi the laws.
Lord John Russell introduced the reform
bill in parliament It was
defeated. He Introduced t
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
bill immortal x
Serious aad important events confronted
these Islands. On every hand
were waving fields of sugar cane. Our
constitution, our written constitution,
prohibited penal contracts in these
'Islands. 'God forbid that the time
should ever come again in Hawaii
wnen the laborer Is not worthy of his
see that
:theywere reprcscated In the .wart legislature.
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The speaker then told how men k
jpublic life were corrupted. The men
who were worshipped toaay would be
hissed at tomorrow.
'The display of the day woaM aojlfy
the omclals of the coaBiry isar
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James Quinn Wins the
Plaudits of the
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Albert M Set Back For Breaking,
Thus Giving Silas S the-i
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 cae
right rein parted and all control of
the horse was gone. Quinn was
however, for carefully placing
the other line where it would nor
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 bo
changed the animals had started. Up
to the first pole it looked decided'y
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
sulted from the fall. Maunoleli con
tinued on down the course, but by this
time Mystery had picked up and
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,
AlberlSM. second, with Lustre breaking
sixx 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
In the second heat of the free-for-all
James Quinn handled the ribbons over
W. W. Woods like a veteran of the
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
Trotting and pacing to harness;
purse $100; three minute class: l
Walter P.. b. g C. H. Judd 1 1
Artie W., b. g., Capt Soule 3 2
Fred Eros, br. g.. Jaeger 2 dis
Time 2:27, 2:31.
Running race, three-eights mile
dash; purse $25: ,
Yenu3, b. m., W. H- Cornwall 1
Waipahn, b. g., John Wright 2
Lei and Dave unplaced.
Timp $S. 7
Trotting aad pacing to haraess,
puree $100; 2:24 class: ;
Silas S-. big. g C. H. Jadd....l 2
Albert Ml, sor.gL.m Dee 2,dl5
Lustre, bay g., a H. Beflia -3 3
Time 2:2S. 2:26H.
" JRuaalag rac dash;
purse $3$:
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Xeh.bayg,C.H.Jadd f. 2
Time:.?l. .
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Time 2:34,
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Lustre, bay s, C. H. Bellina 2 2
Time 2:29U, zH.
Running race, three-fourths mile
dash; purse $T5:
Venus, bay el. W. H. Cornwall.... J
Antidote, grey g. Geo. Andrews 2
Time 1:20.
Policeman Tfanrahan Gets & Calling
Down, by Fred Harrison.
There was near to being a riot at the
l race track yesterday. Humane Ofiieer
Miller and Patrolman Hanrahan got
foul of a party of Fred Harrison's men
out for a ride In one of the big- wagons
belonging to the contractor. The humane
officer said that tho men were being
cruel to the horses, which were
declared to have sore necks.
While the humane officer went to
hunt for Mrs. Craft to get her opinion
as to whether or not the horse was
bejx& 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 boIL 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 Ultlander.
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 police 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 Police; 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. 4l
Sunday at noon ther?Tvas 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 police 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 the
business of the station fell off a littje,
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 tabs on tho 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
ligbt 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.
Kleaencic Will Test
His Case in Courts.
A Street Orator Who Says He Is
Being Persecuted by the Polico
Sight of Free Speech.
Last Saturday night while A.
was discussing the war in
hina at the corner of Hotel and
Union streets he was ordered off by
a policeman.' Mr. Klemeaclc was some
little time ago fined $6 and costs for
blockading the streets. f
"I don't think," said Klemeacic
"that I blockaded the streets nearly
as bad as the Salvation Army. I Isl
upon my prosecution by the police
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 I
am arrested I shall test my rights in.
the coarts."
Mr. KlemeBcic Is a tailor. He ha3
uaique thoughts oa many economic
questions. He has -written some very
eatertaiaiag articles for Dlscoateat a
little paper paMiahed at Home, Wash
by the Mtrtaal Home aasociatkm. The
parpose of the'associatioa is to assist
it' members ia ohtaiaiag aad baildisg
homes'- forthemrolTe8f aad to aid ia
esUhUshiag. better social aad .moral
ceeditloB. , Klemencicseys that he
waaiastrameatar la formiag the society.
It is
Cm aext oaday.WUt IVFiaeer wilt
at asetiesTtthe, teraitar. plaata
fttUaa of the ArUu&w hoteL
The bBdm wIM also W Mid.
Pm the Whole Police
and No One Else
Is in It.
And When I'm Not at Headquarters,
Which I Seldom Am, Especially
at Nighty Everyone
is Locked Up.
At 10:30 o'clock last night them wtuj
nobody at the police station with authority
suillcient to admit to bail a
man charged with the petty otfeie of
being drunk, although three responsible
citizens of this town were
and offered security and were ready
and willing to take charge of him and
see that he wa immediatelv taken
It was inquired of the clerk at the
station how much tho bail was. He replied
that they must see the sheriff;
that he had no authority to admit a
man to bail. The captain of the watoh,
one of the arresting oilicers, was appealed
to. He said ho had no nnthority,
that he wis only carrying out his orders.
There was nothing sail about
an outrage having been committed
upon the man who was arrested. lie
was a little drunk. This was not' denied.
The man in charge seemed to be
the clerk, and he could hardly bo expected
to use any discretion. Ho is
told his duty and follows it out to tho
There are three watch captains and
three intelligent lieutenants'of tho foot
police. They are men promoted foe
good and faithful service. They aro
supposed to be reasoning human beings
and to know to whom and when to bo
lenient. As it i., they have absolutely
no power except to make an arrest
The sheriff holds tho city under his
thumb. Ho must be consulted before
any action may be takeu in the matter
of releasing a prisoner, charged with a
petty offense.
The reasoning power of the wholo department
is centered in the person of
the high and mighty high sheriff. It is
fortified by a big badgo of office and
lace and a tight-fitting coat and big
In jurft such cases as the one above
stated, where but one man has tho
power to release a prisoner, it would
nppear that he should be iu charge at
tho station at all times. Hunting him
up or ringing him up by telephone is
not the proper way. He should be on
the spot That is what he is for. Hu
is the servant of the man who may bo
arresiea. no is tne servant or the public
whose laws the prisoner is accused
of having infringed.
Suppose that iustend of a man being
arrested for being drunk it was a woman
arrested by Policeman Hanrahan,
because she was driving, in the opinion,
of this highly efficient officer, heedlessly
and recklessly. She would be
taken to the station and booked. Then
she would be searched and taken below
and put into a cell. If Uie station
clerk and the captain of the watch have
no authority to release on bail, they
certainly have no riht to keep a prisoner
from being locked up when he or
she is arrested.
Take a person arrested for riding a
bicycle without a light. lie must lirst
obtain the permission of the sboriff before
he is released. lie may not leave
his wheel as security for his appearance.
He is looked upon and treated as a person
who has committed some heinous
crime. For ell crimes excepting murder,
a man is supposed to have tho
privilege of bail. Being liberated upon
his own recognizance is also known to
be the rule in other civilized portions
of tho world where there aro sheriffs,
but not high sheriffs.
Sometime somebody who is arrested
will have his friends go to a committing
magistrate and have the judge issue
an order for tho 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
dandervup, the high sheriff may be sorry
that he did not repose more authority
in his captains and lieutenants of the
Horse Fancier Here.
Frank Rooker, the Hllo horse fancier,
is In town but leaves on the Australia
this afternoon for tho coast Ho,
is the owner of Billy McCIusky, Watoia
and other horses. ago he
broughtjlown 438 head of mules for
tha Olaa plantation and they are said
to be the finest lot of mules on the
Islands. His mission to the coast is
unknown, but ie will in all probability
return In about a year.
Bead Concert Today.
The government band, under the direction
of Captain Berger, will reader
the following program at the moonlight
concert at Thomas
March The Admiral Friedman
Overture Poet aad Peasant Suppe
Selectioa Bohemias Girl .Balfe
Soags (a) Kapllina Waianaeaue.
Keliiaa; (b) Aloah o Wau
Metal Ke.Ala, Mrs. N. Alapa
-Medley The Wiaaer Markle
lateral esio Sadoria Aadre
Wakz The Smiles i .....Depret
Polka Bosely' ,.... Anger
Amm ir yBBJW nil,
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