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LY CONSIDERED READ.
Dr. Miner Detained On The Witness
Stand Nearly All Day On Direct
Examination Husband Contradicts
The Minor divorce case Is dragging
Its weary length through the first
court of the tfrst circuit of Hawaii.
The defendant Is still on the witness
stand and all the attorneys appear to
be at a high tension. Even the plaintiff
has grown unusually serious and
when her evidence given a few days
ago was flatly contradicted by her husband,
yesterday, she had frequent recourse
to her fan, which sho flirted
Industriously for moments at a time,
me participants all appeared to be In
a nervous mood and the affection communicated
itself from the attorneys
to the court. Even Judge Sllliman
managed to got up more quickly than
usual and the need of the Introduction
of an automatic, quick-acting der
rick was obviated. Mr. Magoon expended
his surcharged nerves by parading
the court room after the manner
of a caged lion, while Mr. Hatch appeared
to be Interested In something
in his feet.
From the very beginning of the
morning session it was in the air that
something would be doing. But nq
one dreamed that it would fall on the
onlv inoffensive fellow in the room.
Yet it did.
Just before the morning adjournment
the court said that in that morning's
newspaper, though no reporters
had been present in court for two r
three da s. he found that The Republican
had secured and published In full
the evidence adduced on those days.
His honor said that he had reason to
believe that this information had been
communicated to the paper or the reporter
that furnished It by some one
connected with the case. Intimating
that it was an attorney who had divulged
the secret. He said that if this
could be shown he would make the
punishment commensurate with the
offense. He said the court knew its
rights nnd privileges. In this and all
cases, nnd would maintain them. The
court also protosted against what ho
was pleased to call comments on tho
case, some of which he said were very
unfair and others very untrue. He
said that this case would de
on Its merits and not by newspaper
reports nor public opinion, towards
the manufacturing which, ho thought,
an effort was being made. He warned
all In hearing that in upholding the
dlgnltyof the court thoso interested
need not seek refuge behind the section
of tho statute relating to constructive
contempt, as ho would drive right
through that, as he believed it to be
The Ultlf.nder of the press, realizing
that ho was liable soon to become an
outlaw as well ns an ouflander. sang
Dr. Miner and His Joy.
Promptly at 10 o'clock Dr. Miner
took the witness stand. On the day
previous he broke down when he attempted
to explain his child's condition
when ho came home from his
hunting trip to Cottonwood and found
her ill. Mr. Magoon took up the
thread of evldenco there. The doctor
said that on examining the child ho
found she was suffering from cholera
Infantum; nothing would stay on her
stomach; he lanced her gums, she was
then teething, watched her closely
and very carefully, changed, the diet
and in thirty-six hours she had Improved
Then followed a scrap between Mrs.
Miner and the doctor's cousin's wife,
with whom they lived. It was just r.n
ordinary, cheap, everyday family row.
The doctor tried to pour oil on the turbulent
domestic waters and this led to
Mrs. Miner's departure from the Ill-gotten
acres of Jesse Can.
Before she did so. she transferred
a Hawaiian Postal Savings Bank book,
which he had taken out In her name,
because he had already secured the
full Interest-earning amount She signed
this willingly. Following this
she left Salinas, going to San Fran
ete she left Salinas, going to San Francisco.
At the request of the doctor his
cousin drove her to the station.
Three days later the doctor followed
her; thought It was too serious a thing
to separate permanently on account of
a third person and he could not see
the child left without her mother. He
went to San Francisco, found her and
they were speedily reconciled. They
went to Pacific Grove for a day and
then to Monterey for a week. He had
sent for the baby and it was brought
to the train. Mrs. Miner at first was
Jndlfferent,to Its presence, but by nd
by took the child. Tho doctor saidhe
felt pained and somewhat ashamed
of her. Mrs. Miner, after this jaunt
went to San Francisco, and
uons were begun to return to Honolulu.
Such a move naturally led to more
j trouble. Indeed, this family seemed
unto trouble." This time the
doctor said It was because he couldn't
get a better room at the Occidental
jhoteL The room was on the tnlrd
floor, the very best ne couia secure.
-She grew red in the face," said the
doctor, raised her voice on high and
protested against occupying the room,
blaming her husband for taking it
Dr. 311ner said ills wife was constant
In hr demand to go to England. He
could not comply with her desire because
he was not able, not financially
Then came up the old trouble about
the mosquito net, which was describ
ed. Then the Teamng oi me m
cnapter was uroached, a subject that
always seems to arouse the risibilities
of Judge Sllliman, always a ray of sunshine
that relieves the somberness of
the gathering. Including the not pie is
ing, "inartistic and out-of-the-place
monarchical settings and hangings.
Getting Down to Ducats.
Then came a long spell In which Mr.
Magoon stopped wringing the Miner
family linen and devoted himself tc
the Miner family cash. Briefly it wat
developed that up to the close of 1S91
Mrs. Miner kept the cash book, and
she took whatever money she wanted.
In 1892 and since the witness kept the
cash account, keeping the money ii
the safe. The casn l)ook for 1S92, the
doctor said, does not show any credits
for Mrs. Miner, from which he inferred
that she received and disbursed
income from her private fortune. He
said that in 1S92 he had paid her $S42
for her own use and for Gladys. Late-he
paid others of her bills not includ
ed in this statement. He said Mrs. Mi
ner's private Income Is about $27.50 a
month: that's what it was the first five
years. In reply to questions by Mr.
Magoon Dr. Miner said: Never grun.
bled about wife's expenditures for
for herself and family; that
he was a light smoker, never gambled
and had never realized the pleasure
of a jag, and the subsequent Katsen
jammer and that he had never entices
any of his friends with the seductive
cocktails, the mixing of which was o
him an unknown art. There were
many figures, all of interests to the
court, and while they were being se
forth, Mrs. Miner was doing some fig
uring on her own account, on a yellow
pad, with a silver niounted pencil.
Then Mrs. Miner's refusal to come
over 'here from England, was once
more Tehearsed. Her demands were
set forth that he would have nothln
to do with a certain woman and never
examine 'a female patient alone. He
said he" had told her, in the presence
of her sister, that If she made this
proffer in good faith and if he complied,
she would become a good wife
and good woman, he would consent,
but he felt that all promises were futile
because of her jealousy.
The story of his return and of her
sporadic, long-deferred and erratic
correspondence "was entered Into, anc
the inquiry turned to the reasons for
her long continued absence. There
were objections galore followed by ox
ceptlons, duly honored and sealed.
None of this evidence seemed of great
importance, save that it showed she
wrote her husband on an average of
about once a month.
The examination then traversed
Mrs. Miner's testimony, notauiy in the
line of the cruelty charges. The fishing
rod, with which his wife said ie
had beaten her. was practically denied.
The doctor had no remembrance
of the rod, or piece of cane; said he
never used foul language toward he
though he might have called h
"damn fool" or "damned idict," he
might have called her a son-of-a-gun,
but never Its very bad as
his wife had sworn; he said he never
had any relations with Mrs. McGrew
and his wife had no cause to be jealous.
His brothei M"k, was a
In the McGrew divorce and
he has had no with him
since; tho lost brooch was resurrected
and the witness denied that he had
struck, or kicked or abured his wlf
over its loss; she said she had left it
at Wlllard's hotel, in Washington,
whence he wrote, but never recovered
the valuable jewel.
Opposed Her Brother's Marriage.
I never struck my wife at any
time." said the doctor: he said he did
not treat her cruelly In the matter o'
her brother's marriage; he said he did
all he could to prevent the marriage
In which he had the backing of his
wife and her family In England; t
prove this he exhibited a cablegram
from them. In which they urged him to
prevent the wedding at all hazards.
The wedding took place, the witness,
said, despite his efforts. "When his
wife returned he asked her not to as
sociate with her brother or his wife,
nor permit them to calL Later be
modified this so that she might see her
brouier at a third party's house, but
under no circumstances to see or associate
with his wife.
Mr. Magoon asked why ho objected
to such association. Mr. Sllliman objected,
bat the court allowed the que
tion. "Because ot certain specific acts
and performances of hers that had
come to my knowledge," said Dr. Miner,
"and because of some of her actr
that xay brother-in-law had told ne."
The doctor added: "I must say to her
honor and. credit that she willingly- acceded
to my request."
The doctor said they liau: rented
some rooms which they didn't need
and he supposed ho had given his wife
none of the revenue. The rooms werr
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VOLUME L NO. 150 HONOLULU, H. TL, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1900. PRICE FIVE GENTS
ME FOR I ORE
ItlES 11 PACIFIC
Besult of Soundings by
the Naval Ship
GREAT DEPTHS CAN IE AVOIDED
NEARLY LEVEL OCEAN BOTTOM
BETWEEN HAWAII AND MIDWAY
Sub-Marine Mountain Ranges Discovered
That Wiir Have to Be
Explored Naval Bureau af
Equipment Ready for Work.
From a Staff Correspondent
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14. Admiral
Bradford, chief of the naval bureau of
equipment, has made a report on the
Pacific cable. Most of the report is
devoted to telling about the deep
water survey for the cable which was
made last summer by some naval officers
who went out for the purpose
in the U. S. S. Nero.
With congress nearly due here for
lus winter session, this report upon
the cable is very interesting. It is
agreed on all hands that congress simply
must pass this cable bill before
it quits business on the 4th of next
March. At the opening of the session
there is sure to be a bit of a squabble
about whether the cable shall be laid
y the government or turned over to
a private corporation under a subsidy.
There are any number of companies
organized for building the cable
already. It is probable that one of
them will get the job. There is a well
fdunded objection among a great
many important members of congress
against government ownership in cases
of this sort. The government pretty
generally gets stuck when it goes into
business, and it is believed that it
would find the same experience in this
To come back to Admiral Bradford's
report, he has the following to say:
Took Less Than One Year.
"The bureau anticipated the survey
would occupy one year's time. It actually
commenced at Honolulu May C,
1&99. It was completed there January
29, 11)00, in S months and 23 days time.
On account of the presence at
of the bubonic plague, the Nero
did not enter the harbor on her return
trip, but continued -on to San
Francisco, where she arrived February
11, 1900, ten months and one day
from the time she went Into commission,
having steamed in all 29,23
"The rapid completion of this survey,
accompanied by a thorough and
painstaking attention to details, was
accomplished only by the untiring energy
of the officers and men of the expedition,
working aay and night, without
rest except for the brief period f
two weeks at Yokohama, Japan. All
deserved the hignest commendation,
which the department acknowledged
and bestowed. So much of the time
had been spent at sea, without fresh
food, that only a small number ot the
officers and men escaped without sickness
after the cruise ended.
"After the Nero was placed out
of commission, Lieutenant John Hood,
U. S. N.. her executive otneer, to whose
""ergy and good judgment the success
of iho survey was largely due, was assigned
to special duty under this bureau
for the purpose of constructing
large sized charts for use in cable laying,
and discussing and tabulating the
data obtained during the survey in or
der that it might be ready for immedi
ate use on board cable laying ships."
Level Plain of Mud. ,
Omitting the technical details It may
be said that an almost level plain of
soft mud, at a general depth of 2,700
fathoms, extends from Honolulu to the
Midway Islands on a route to the
northward of the line of reefs running
about west-northwest from the Hawaiian
Islands to a point beyond Ocean
Island, affording a practicable route.
The bed of the ocean between Midway
Island and Guam is another great
level plain from 3,100 to 3,200 fathoms
deep. It is, however, somewhat broken
by submarine reefs and mountain
ranges. The first thousand miles from
Midway, with the exception of one iso
lated mountain peak not far from
Ocean Island, rising to within eighty-five
fathoms of the surface, is entirely
The remainder of the distance, while
in general fairly level, is interspersed
with reefs and mountain ranges that re
quire much time to explore and avoid.
A short distance to the eastward of the
great submarine mountain ranges run
ning nearly north and south, which
breaks through the surface of the- sea
and forms the islands of the Ladrone
group, and near the parallel of Guam,
this plain descends into the valley of
Nero Deep, with a depth of only sixty-six
feet less than six statute miles. A
practicable cable route to Guam was
eventually found to the northward of
the Deep. The southern limits of tha
Deep are unknown and Itjgay present
still greater depths thaufeose found
by the Nero. &$;
Between Guam and the Philippines
the bed ot the ocean is leas Tegular, but
there is nothing, however, to obstract
the successful laying and working c
cable, "and the soft bottom, of mud
and ooze indicate, that a long: life
to cables may be expected. v
The route between Guam and Yokohama
lieB to the westward of the La-
drone Islands and to the eastward of
the Bonin Islands. An almost levrf
plain with a depth of about 2,100 fathoms
was a disan of iW
knots from Guam. At that point a submarine
mountain range was discovered,
which apparently connects the range
extending from the coast of Japan, to
the Bonin Islands with that of the La-drone
Islands. While crossing this
range a submarine peak rising to
4S3 fathoms of the surface, was
found and "developed, which, if It could
be seen, would closely resemble the
famous Tolcano Fujiyama near Yokohama.
To the north of this great range the
bed of the ocean slopes gradually to
the eastward Into the great Japanese
deep that for many years held the
record for. ocean .depthsXhls record
was finally" displaced by the greater
depth discovered in the south Pacific
ocean by "the English surveying ship
Penguin, and that must now give way
to the Nero Deep.
This region, the extent which the
survey has well defined to the northeastward,
afforded an opportunity for
the Nero to make the two deepest water
temperatures ever recorded. The
depths found were 5,160 fathoms 3nd
5,269 fathoms, and the temperatures
were 35.9 degrees Fahrenheit at 5,070
fathoms and 36 degrees Fahrenheit at
Satisfactory Route Found.
In concluding his report on the proposed
cable Admiral Bradford says:
"A satisfactory route for an
cable for the purpose of connecting
the Pacific coast with the outlying
colonial possessions of the United
States in the Pacific and with China
and Japan has been discovered, thor
oughly explored, surveyed and mapped.
In addition a great amount of data on
ocean currents, prevailing winds and
tidal influences In parts of the ocean
little known that will prove of great
value to navigation in the future, was
collected. The specimens of the bottom
collected are now In the hands
of the Smithsonian Institution for examination.
Undoubtedly they will
prove of great interest to science. A
complete and thorough survey has been
made of the Midway Islands and
places have been selected for a cable
at various stations in the Pacific
The bureau is now ready to lay a cable
or any part of it at any time.
"The bureau has only to add that it
would in its opinion be folly to lay a
cable across the Pacific except
of the, best materials and manufactured
by the best cable manufacturers
in the world."
No new coaling stations are recommended,
but each of the stations of the
United States beyond the seas Is discussed
in detail and the Improvements
made reported. These stations are Hawaii,
Tutuilla, Guam, Cavlte, Yokohama,
PIchilinque Bay, Mexico, and San
E. S. L.
WIS 1IE FOR TEARS
GREAT CROWD AT THE WHARF
TO BID THE DELEGATE
The Band Was There Too And Accom
panied the Rio to the Heads on
the Tug Fearless Theresa on th
With their bundle of credentials between
them Theresa and Robert Wilcox
went aboard the Rio yesterday
morning heading a long procession of
retainers and constituents. There
was an immense crowd at the wharf
and on the steamer to say goodbye to
the delegates to Washington and Congress,
and the other passengers paled
into insignificance alongside of the
two principal travelers. Theresa followed
by Robert took to the bridge
of the steamer when she began to
move from the wharf and the princess
stood waving her goodbyes with a
handkerchief in one hand and a fan In
the other. The departure was very
touching, so touching- In fact that
many of the spectators were moved
to tears and the princess was kept
busy shaking farewell, wiping her
eyes with her handkerchief and fanning
the tears away with her fan as
they coursed copiously aown her
cheeks. Robert was not moved to
tears. He stood on the bridge and
gloated as he had a right to do.
Captain Berger and his musicians
were on hand to furnish music for the
departing representative and his
spouse and ragtime and Hawaiian airs
were freely dispensed much to the de
wght of the princess who seemed particularly
taken with the ragtime.
As the steamer moved from the
wharf the band was invited on the
Fearless and as soon as the crowd
saw that it was the intention of the
musicians to accompany the steamer
to the entrance ot the channel there
was a rush for the tug by the assem
Jted. multitudes. Captain Brokaw said
nobody nay and there was a great
scramble to get aboard. To the accompaniment,
of the band the people
on the tug sang and it was a great
treat for those on board the big steamer
to hear the renditie of the many
pretty Hawaiian, airs sung by probably
a hundred voices. The music and
singing- caused more emotion and the
decks of the lug ran ankle deep in
Not for many years has there been
such a demonstration gathering at
the departure of a steamer from Honolulu.
As the tug left the steamer
Hawaii Ponoi was sun? and played
and the two vessels blew a parting
salute accompanied by three cheers
' The last seen, of the steamer the
princess was &U11 on the bridge waving
in one hand the faa and in the
other the handkerchief. It was toe
groat a distance to discern whether
or not tears were still flowing.
FINE MM HI A
This 'Year's Efforts
Meet With Great
IROQUOIS LOANED HER FUGS
EX-QUEEN LIL1UOKALANPS FINE
FLORAL, DISPLAY A CEN-
Poi Lunch Drew An Immense Crowd
Quintet Club Furnished Choice
Music Grounds Gaily Decorated
With National Colors.
The annual church fair of SL Andrew's
Cathedral, which occurred yesterday,
was a gratifying success in
every detail. From long before noon,
with slight Intermission, until 9 p. m.
the members ot the church and numerous
friends and strangers enjoyed the
artistic settings of the florist's and
decorator's -art as well as the fine
luncheons that were spread for the occasion.
St Andrew's, of which the Rt. Rev.
Alfred Willis is the director, has n
yearly fair for the benefit of the ladies'
sewing- circle. Each succeeding
year have the decorations surpassed
those of former years and this year
there was far from an exception. The
most notable features of the out-door
decorations were the booths that were
draped by the officers and crew of the
Geodetic survey steamer Iroquois.
The banners were loaned for the day
and the sjgllors who best know how to
place them for beautiful effect took
charge of the work of putting them up.
The Stars and Stripes and the Hawaiian
:flag draped every entrance o
the various booths and buildings.
The booth where the midday poi
lunch was served was particularly
fine. The place was gaily decked with
tropical plants with their huge leaves
in excellent harmony with the
national ensign. This department
was in charge of Mrs. Clark and
Mrs. Charles Booth who gave entire
satisfaction nothwithstanding the fact
that thCsuesK were almost as numerous
as a swarm of bees. Thf ice cream,
coffee and cake uooth was similarly
decorated, but in circular form. It
had a good run of business throughqut
the day under the management of Mrs.
Willis and iliss Mclntyre.
The large Sunday school room in
the back ground of the church yard
was a grand setting of flowery display.
On the right of the entrance sat ex-Queen
Liliuokalani, ip charge of the
flower table which was "a fine display
in the shape of a horse shoe. This
booth was furnishea by the ex-queen,
who is an honored member of St. Andrew's
Cathedral, and It was a gem
in Its way, a credit to the church and
the hand that gave it
Next to this on the right was the
table of Hawaiian curios in charge oi
Mrs. Ihihi, which contained many rare
relics of ancient and modern handiwork
of these wonuerful islanders.
The art needlework exhibit under
the management of Mrs. Kitcat contained
much that was unique and instructive.
In the rear end of the room
was the "Humpty Dumpty" display
in charge of Miss Pond. It created
The children grab box In the care
of 3Iiss Harris was another comical
feature that was a center of interest
Next to this was the candy table with
Miss Ladd and Mrs. Freeth looking after
it and the prattle of children from,f
this as a radius was unceasing. In
the center of the room Mrs. Slaker
had the doll booth that was beautifully
arranged and it held the most prominent
position Jn the room. In the
front corner on the left" was the fancy
table In the charge of ?everal women
of-whom Mr. Kitcat said It would be a
hard matter to give one more credit
than another and give each her "due.
The buildings and grounds in the evening
were lighted with Washington
lights of great brilliancy.
The fine surroundings and decorations
were made many times more
enjoyable by the instrumental and
vocal music of the Hawaiian Quintet
Club which furnished its selections
both day and night
The whole aflair was managed by
Mr. Kitcat and the 'financial success
with which it was favored is the best
token of triumph for the popular
The Hawaiian Historical Society.
The annual meeting of the Hawaiian
Historical Society will be held on Monday.
eTenlng. December 3rd, at the T.
M. C. A. hall, at 7:S0 p. ra. After the
reading of the reports and other routine
business, a paper on the history
of the Honolulu Fort will be read by
Dr. Emerson, to be followed by reminiscences
by other members ot the society.
There Were Two Luaus.
On Thanksgiving Day there was a
big luau at Alexander Isenberg's place
i at Hanamu. To get there the guests
jhad to go in carriages. All ot them
did not arrive os account oijtoe condition
of the road. After a struggle
with the mud. that did not improve
the tempera of several of the intend-
Ins guests. Bonnie Monsarrat's place
at Niu was reached, where another
luau was in progress. Bonnie Insisted
in the merrymakers going no farther
and some ot them stayed with him.
Both luaus were most enjoyable and
everybody had a good time.
Capitol Ground Concert.
A public concert will be given this
anernooa at S o'clock at the Capitol
grounds- The program will be as tj
The Old Hundred.
Oventure Iublle Kawalahao ..Flotow
Gloria Twelfth Mats Mozart
Finale Lohengrin Wagner
In Memoriam The Pirates of Penzance
In Memoriam Selected Songs
Fantasia Awakening ot the Lion..
of the Night. Little
Overture Isabella Suppe
The Star Spangled Banner.
Endeavorers' New Officers.
The Christian Endeavorers of the
Central Union church elected new officers
Friday night The following were
President. Frank C. Atherton; vice-president.
Florence R. Yarrow; recording
secretary. May Paty; correspond-in
gsecretary, Maria R. Forbes: treasurer,
E. A. Rowland. The committee
chairman are: Prayer Meeting, Kate
Kelley; Lookout, W. T. Paty; Social,
Harriet Austin; Missionary. Ada R.
Whitney; Music. E. H. Shanks; Press,
ri. C. Brown; Whatsoever, Miss M. M.
At 6:30 this evening the society will
have a roll-call meeting.
MR. McGANDLESS ANSWERS
THE MANDAMUS SUIT
Tells Why He Will Not Give Akwai a
Building Permit on the Old Banana
Superintendent of Public Works J.
A. McCandless, who has been made the
defendant in a mandamus suit of D. T.
Akwai, filed an answer yesterday that
contained some pertinent assertions.
Akwai sought to get a building permit
on the old banana patch bounded bf
Beretania, Nuuanu. Kukul and River
streets, but the superintendent was opposed
to it on account of the unsani
tary condition of the ground from overflows
and stagnant water.
Akwai secured the approval of the
city sanitary officer, and Mr.
annulled this by going before the
board of health at Its last regular sec
sion and securing the passage of a resolution
against any and all building
permits on that ground until it is
properly filled to grade level.
With this as a fortification, the superintendent
now talks back to Akwai.
He says in his answer that the premises
are low and wet and at times covered
with water, incapable of effectual
drainage and a menace to public
health. He adds that the approval of
the city sanitary officer was obtained
without sufficient examination and
without full knowledge of the true conditions.
He recites the fact of the
passage of the resolution by the board
and that at a subsequent meeting of
that body action adverse to this particular
permit was taken, and it was
disapproved over the signatures of Dr.
J. G. B. Pratt, executive officer, and C.
R. Hemenway, sanitary officer. Upon
these representations the defendant-superintendent
asks that the petition
for a writ of mandamus be dismissed.
It now remains for Akwai to attack
the whole authority of the boiird of
health in the premises, and much in
terest centers in the outcome.
Portuguese Independence Day.
The local Portuguese population yes
terday observed the independence day
of their nation In an exceedingly quiet
manner. At 4 o'clock In the morning
the Concordia band serenaded Consul
Canavarro. During the day many Por
tuguese paid their respects to the con
sul. Otherwise there was little In the
way of a celebration.
Native Makes Gunplay.
Makia, a native, took Kakaako by
the ears last night in trying to settlo
a gambling difference In the old fashioned
He was playing cards in his room
with a party of his companions and
found himself loser to the tune of 3.
ne excused himself and stepped out
of the room. He returned in a moment
with a loaded revolver. Leveling
it at the heads of those present
he demanded hands up and his money.
Henry Kauwal, Instinctively yelled
"police." Officer Atatani was near by
and rushed! InJiakia was stubborn
but was overpowered by the officer
and taken to the station.
Mrs. Men War Fined.
Mrs. Sg Mon War was fined $30
and costs by Judge Wilcox yesterday
for assault and battery on Ah Ho, the
alleged slave of the Mon War household.
Ng Mon War and irife both
were examined on the witness stand
but their testimony wasof little account
to the defendant At noon.
Judge Wilcox wit hthe attorneys and
parties went up to the Mon War home
and viewed.the premises to settle several
questions raised,, by conflicting
testimony. After hearing the arguments
of counsel. Judga. Wilcox Imposed
a fine ot $50 and costs. He severely
reprimanded the defendant
Counsel for defense gave sotice of
IE! IT 1 PARK .
Very Small Crowd
WAS A BAD DAY FOR FAVORITES
PLENTY OF MONEY WAS UP TO
MAKE EVERY CONTEST
Efforts of Driving Association Deserve
Better Encouragement From
Are Wide Awake
But People Hang Back.
The races yesterday afternoon at
Kaplolanl park were good. The Honolulu
public missed an afternoon of
good sport by staying away. The gate
receipts must have been very disappointing
as the crowd was slimmer
than the man's pocketbook who b:t on
the favorites all afternoon. To a man,
unacquainted with the whims of the
Honolulu public, the scant attendance
yesterday Is unaccountable. The day
was bright and the air invigorating.
It was Saturday afternoon. The race
card was short and full ot ginger, it
was just such an occasion us would
have made 2000 people wild with delight
sending them home at night with,
an appetite for bear. But the crowd
was not present A count of noses
would not have made It much more
than one hundred. ;
However those present, waded In
and had fun enough for a big crowd.
The betting was lively in the afternoon
and the feature of It was that the fnv
orites disappointed their backers. The
fellow who gave odds. a3 a rule gave
Every race was for
up his money.
sweepstakes. The purses were not
large, but even horse had admirers
that gave liberal backing and the
whip and spur were used In every
The first race was a half-mile, free
for all $25 Sweepstakes. Sir
b. h., 5 years, 112 lbs.. Prince
David; Frank S, blk. g.. aged, 119 lbs.,
J. R. Wilson; Merrill's Faust, 3 years.
114 lbs.. G. S. McKenzle. Faust .fiddled
so long in getting away that starter
Monsarrat lost patience and dropped
the flag leaving McKenzIo's qutcJc
stepper at tho post Tho other two
were oft together and made a pretty,
race, Frank S. winning with ease In
Half-mile, Hawaiian bred $2a
Sweepstakes, Maul Rose, br. f.. 3 '
years, 114 lbs. W. H. Cornwell; Law-4
rence H., c g. years. 119 lbs., L. H.
Dee. Lawrence H came under tho
wire an easy three lengths to the good
Three-minute class, trotting and pacing
$25 Sweepstakes. Wayboy, c. .,
aged, C. H. Beltlna; Fred Eros. b. z
aged, J. E. Jaeger. The only harness
event ot the day was full of surprise?.
Way Boy was sent In hobbles and was
leading the race into the third quarter
when the hobbles broke. Bellina,
who drove him, gathered up the pieces
and joggled In over the flag. Eros fin-
Ished in 2.43. The second heat was
won by Way Boy in 2.42. Way Boy
started in the third heat a favorite.
He worked hard to win but Eros show$
cd fine staying qualities and took tho
race and a bag of side money in 2J37
Six furlongs, tree for all $25 Sweepstakes.
Aggravation, b. m., 5 years,
119 lbs. T. Hollinger; VIrgfe A., blk.
m., aged, 119 lbs.. J. R. Wilson.
A had the best of It among the'
bookmakers. The backers of Aggravation
asked odds and got them. Tho
little black mare led the race Into r
the last quarter and came down tho
stretch neck and neck but lost tho
race by half a length. Time 1.23.
Half mile maidens $25 sweepstakes.
Shenandoah, Jr.. b. g.. 4 years 119 lbs..
C. H. Judd; Abbey, b. g.. 4 years, lift
G. S. McKenzle; General Cronje, b.
g., aged. 119 lbs., J. R. Wilson. Odds
were freely given by Abbey backers .
and a lot of money was staked on tcq
race. On even betF. It was the field
against Abbey and the field won. Tho
trio were off in a bunch and the race
was a gem. On the home-stretch,
General Cronje went his limit and won 3
out by a very small margin In .55
One-mile handicap $25
stakes. Billy McCIoskey, c. h., agedr
lbs., J. R. Wilson; Amarino. b. jL
aged, 120 Ibs R. Ballentyne; Antidote ""
g. g.. aged, 107 lbs- Geo. AndrewsiJS
the betting. Amarino was boomed and
Antidote heavily discounted. A few-wise
ones stuck by McCIoskey and
were paid for their confidence by seeing
him win by a great spurt, just 03
Amarino was feeling sure of it Four
rods from the wire, the race was
but It went to McCIoskey by-half
a length, time 1.54 1-2.
It wa3 the sort of racing that always
pleases a crowd. Tho crowd
should'watch the papers to see if tho
Association will go ahead with another
meeting next Saturday.
Leper Pratt Remains. jf
George Pratt,, the California leper, f.
now sojourning at Kalihi, was willing
ta have gone ftack yesterday on tho
Rio, but the passengers objected,, so
Pratt will have to remain until 'tho
return of the China.
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