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VOLUHE I, Na 158 HONOLULU, H. TL, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER li, 1900.
UHER DAT SAIIITS
Peast and Flow of the
Soul Features of
PRESIDENT CtHHQH IS PLEUEI
MORMON LEADER IS BEING ROY-ALLY
ENTERTAINED BY LOCAL
Program for Two Days' Jubilee at the
Orpheum Will Be Interesting
Many Musical Numbers on Bills
Memorial Service on Punchbowl.
The warmth and feeling manifested
by friends and brethren of the Mormon
church in these Islands yesterday
extend to George Q, Cannon, president
of the Church of Jesus cnrlst of Latter
Dav Saints, who sat surroundd
bv scores of those who remembered
his first visit to the Hawaiian Islands
many years ago, cannot be adequately
expressed in words. The reception to
the distinguished dignitary' of the
Mormon church held yesterday morning
at the vestry ot the Mormon
church on Punchbowl street was n
delightfully Informal affair, and from
a standpoint of numbers present was
a genuine success.
The church had undergone a complete
change at the nanus of the ladies
of the society, who by deft fingers
had caused the portion of the
uildmg In which the reception was
held to resemble a beautiful bower of
flowers, the effect of which was
heightoned by a pretty display of both
American and Hawaiian Hags. With
President Cannon were seated his
wife nnd three sons. Also numbered
among the visitors from "Zion" were
V W. Cluff, President of the Summit
(Itah) Stake, of Zion; Mrs. H. U.
Clawson. The ' wife of one of' Salt
lake's most prominent Mormon leaders,
and her son Scott.
Th advancing years have treated
President Cannon very kindly. He
yet remains keen of eye, and quick of
movement and perception, despite the
s&enty and four years of his eventful
and useful life. He lias looked
forward to this visit to the Islands for
n long time with feelings of much
pleasure. "When seen this morning,
the cheery old gentleman expressed
himself as delighted with his trip to
Honolulu. "It has been a great pleasure
to mo to meet the saints of the
Hawaiian church, and among them
many who were the first converts of
the church, and those who were baptized
upon my first visit." remarked
the venerable church leader.
Mr. Cannon talked entertainingly of
church and political affairs in UUih.
He stated thnt the slightest resemblance
of a bond between church and
stnte had become completely severed.
Mormon nnd Gentile voted according
to their respective political faiths, and
the president smilingly noted that the
Republican victory was what might
bo termed a complete landslide this
fall. He contrasted the great change
of sentiment to bo found throughout
"Zion" this year to what It was four
years ago. when all portions of Utah
were rampant for saver. The henvy
Republican vote for McKtnley this
year was a comblued expression of
bot Mormon and Gentile factions.
Mr. Gannon expressed himself as
highly pleased at the progress of Mormon
church work In these Islands. In
fact he bolleVes that the church has
good cause to felicitate Itself because
of the material prosperity that has
been enjoyed in past years.
During his stay in this city President
Cannon will be the guest of Mr.
Abraham Fernandez, at Kallhl.
Today, commencing .at 10 o'clock,,
theronl business of the jubilee will
come'upfan'd indications are that th.i
Orpheum will be crowded to the doors
throughout tho two days' session.
The comnatteo in charge of tho festivities
havo prepared a clever program,
which contains many- interesting features.
Thursday evening, from 5
o'clock, there will be a gathering on
Punchbowl Hill to commemorate tho
event of the landing of the first missionaries
to the Islands. A short services
will be held, consisting of brief
Those who comprised that interpld
little baud of Mormons at that time included
thVfollowing: Geo. Q. Cannon,
Hyfum Clark, Thos. Whittle, James
Hawkins. Hiram Blackwell, James
Keeler. H. W. Blgler. Thos. Morris.
John Dixon and Wm. Farrer.
Following Is the list of chairmen of
committees: Finance and arrangements.
Elder Samuel E. Woolley; program
and music, Fred Beesley; reception.
Wm. M. Waddups; advertising.
T. B. Farr; luau. C C Bush.
The two days'" program is as follows:
Wednesday Morning. 10 O'clock.
Anthem: "Praise the Lord,"
Anthem: "Song of the Redeemed,"
Addressof Welcome: Pres. Samuel
Double Qaartet: "Joseph Smith's
Firet Prayer," by Lanebuli Glee Club.
Reminiscences of tkose living now
who were bapitsd by GsorgeQl Can-son
and companions in 1S50.
Soprano Solo: Miss Kealii, accompanied,
by Bergers orchestra-Double
Quartette: "Utah. We Lore
You," Jennie MuEser. Ivy Kehuku, Mat-tie
Bush. Jennie. Kekauoha. Chas. C.
Bush, Geo. K. Kekauoha, Fred Bees-ley
and and Samuel Lua.
Address: President George Q. Cannon.
Alelula Anthem: M. K. Makekau,
Lima, Clarence Kinney, Chas. Broad-Alto
Solo: Mrs. J. Alapal, accompanied
by Berger's orchestra-Extemporaneous
Baritone Solo: "Queen of the
Earth," Fred Beesley.
Cosgregational Hymn: "The Spirit
of God Like a Fire Is Burning," congregation
and choir and Berger's band.
Wednesday Evening, 7 O'Clock.
Anthem: "Jubilee Song," Honolulu
Solo and Chorus: "My Own Dear
Mountain Home," Chas C. Bush and
Lanlhuli Club. .
Duet: Misses Adelaide Fernandez
and Madeline Parker.
"Massa's in De Cold, Cold Ground,"
Lanlhuli Glee Club.
Stereoptican Exhibition, showing
views from Utah and from Hawaii and
other Pacific Islands.
"Lamalama Kuklla," Hawaiian Glee
Thursday Morning, 10 O'Clock.
Congregation Hymn: "How Firm a
Foundation," Combined choirs.
Hallelujah Chorus: Laie Choir.
Introductory remarks, introducing
the visitors from Utah. Chas. C. Bush.
Sextette: "Watchman," M. K. Makekau.
Chas. Broad, Clarence Kinney,
Dan Kalauwa, Lima and Palill.
Organ Solo: "Under the Double
Eagle" March, by Wagner, Mattle
Duet: "Come, Merry Birds of
Spring," Ivy and Hattie Kekuku.
Soprano Solo. "Beautiful Eden,"
Address: "The Church," Charles
Trio: "Oh, Restless Sea." Mattie
Bush, Chas. C. Bush and Fred Beesley.
"BnssvSolo: "Rocked "in the Cradle of
the Deep,!' Samuel Lua.
:D,uet:. E. Ka .Haku, "e" Aloha mal
Makakau, and Chas' Broad. '
Anthem: "I waited patiently," Combined
Thursday Afternoon, 2 O'Clock.
Anthem: "Truth and Light," Com
Anthem: "Shall we meet beyond the
river?" Combined choirs. Solos to be
sung by Miliama, KeKuhu and M. K.
Piano Solo: Miss Adelaide Fernandez
Quartet: "Beautiful Zion for Me,"
Ivy and Hattie Kekauku. Samuel and
Duet: "High on the Mountain Top,"
Chas. C. Bush and Fred Beesley.
"Love's Old. Sweet Song,"
Hmu Qulnctte Club.
Soprano Solo: "Sweet Spirit, Hear
My Prayer," Miliama Kekuku.
Address: "The Presidents of Hawaii."
Quartet: "The World is Mistaken."
Minerva Fernandez. Keapb, M,
K. Makekau and Chas. Broad.
Tenor Solo: George A. Davis.
Soprano Solo: "Forgotten," Mattie
Quartet: "The Happy Farmer,"
Chas. C. Bush. Jennie Musser, Mattie
Bush and Fred Beesley.
Congregational Hymn. "We Thank
Thee, O God for a rrophet," Congregation
and Combined Choirs.
Thursday Evening, 7 O'Clock.
Hymn of Praise. "The World is Full
of Beauty." Lale Gaolr.
"Bill of Fare," by Auwalollmu Quin
f Song and Chorus: "The Mormon
Boy," Frank Voolley and Quartet
"Hoomaumau and Hoomaiemau."
the Hllwa Glee Club.
Island Tiews? also. American-flag.
v.r .; ..f.'. .. . L,..,i -.
"Fairy- Moonngnt, umiiuu ywy;
This afternoon the Drill Shed will
be the scene of a monster luau, which
is to be given in. hoHor of the prominent
Mormon guestsnow within the
city's gates. Preparations have been
made for a multitude, and it is expected
that all the available space of the
big building will be taxed to its utmost
capacity. vThere will be edibles
galore, and It Ts safe to state that
there will be no excuse for any to go
away from the festivities with the
slightest suspicion of an appetite. The
committee in charge ot this branch of
the celebration have met with hearty
responses from the peopie all along
the line, and large donations of fruits
and provisions of all kinds are finding
their way to the Drill Shed. Every
indication points to the affair being
one of the most successful held in
this city for many a day. The Territorial
band will lend its presence and
render it finest selections, and will
alternate with mandolin, quintet and
quartet clubs in supplying the needful
melody. Addresses will be made by;
the guests of, honor,, as well as local.
Jformon leaders. Eagllsh.'aBd Ha-,
wailan will be spoken.
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HUH! BEER FNID?
A San Francisco Doctor
LEPER PIATT WAS RtS PATIENT
THE AFFLICTED MAN 18 SAID TO
BE AN EMISSARY FOR THE
After Several Months' Treatment
Pratt Was Subjected to Rigid Examination
From Coast Experts-Blood
George Pratt, the leper, alias, Pepo-low,
Is as uncommunicative as ..he
proverbial clam when it comes to discussing
or Imparting Information concerning
his alleged remedy for the
cure of the dread disease, which he is
claimed to hava brought to the islands
with him. and which was intended to
be tried upon the leprosy patients at
However, there are some people in
Honolulu who do hot exactly believe
that Pratt came over to the Hawaiian
Islands just because the board of
health of San Francisco wanted to get
rid of him, and these self same people
even go so far as to infer that a San
Francisco doctor was wholly responsible
for the Trans-Pacific trip which
Pratt took some weeks ago.
I A letter has been recently received
in this city which sheds much light upon
the purport of the late visit of Mr.
Pratt. It comes from no less authentic
a source than one of the interested
parties themselves. In the communication
is contained many facts and
much information concerning the history
of the leper's case and his experience
with the health officials in San
In the month, of February of the
present year George rratt was treated
for leprosy by a certain Dr. A. D.
of San Francisco. The medical
man of the Golden Gate city has experimented
for years on remedies that
were destined to wipe the dread
scourge of leprosy from the face
the earth. In fact Dr. Dardis is reported
as having had marked success
in the treatment of leprosy cases that
he has been able to secure. The San
Francisco board of health has been
very antagonistic to Dardis, however,
as they claim he is not an authorized
practitioner, and his work of trying
his remedy upon suspected leprosy
cases that have come to the coast pest
house from time to time has been
greatly hampered. During the latter
part of January last Dr. Dardis heard
of Pratt's case and he at once instituted
secret negotiations with the
leper for treatment. At this time the
afflicted man Tvas in a frightful condition.
His hands were in bandages
and his. finders were nearly severed
from the"boaY of the member. His
oody was spotted and his complexion
was scaly. The ravages of the disease
having made such inroads upon
his system that it was possible to run
a large hat pin through various portions
of his body, and there was an
entire absence of pain. His treatment
with Dardis continued for a period of
several months, at the end of which
time Pratt submitted to an examination
by three prominent bacteriologists
of San Francisco, and his blood under
the most rigid examination was found
free from lenrosy germs. After this
his body was further examined by two
well known physicians, at the same
time another leper was, being similarly
treated; Pralt's CMaloirwaabrjpught.
fortunate, man. In the test both men,
were given electric shocks.-which In
Pratt's case was keenly felt, while his
companion failed to notice the electric
current The physicians pronounced
Pratt free from leprosy upon the result
of. the -examination, although the man
failed repeatedly to havelin official-examination
by the board rof health of
that city. The members of this body
turned a deaf ear to his requests.. A
well known busness man of Honolulu
was present during the final examination
In the light of the Information' received,
It Is believed that A. EC Dardis
is the real "man behind the gun" in
the recent sensational visit of the
leper to Honolulu, this gentleman believing
that Pratt, who is enthusiastic
over his release from what he considers
a living death, would prove a
practical missionary in behalf of the
remedy, consequently the afflicted
man was provided with a quantity of
the healing balm and was instructed
to make a thorough test of the medicine
at the leper settlement at Molokai.
and would have carried out the
wishes of his benefactor had he not
run up against the barrier maintained
the local board of health. Dardis
avers in his letters that hfe will never
give up until he has placing
his remedy at the disposal ot rdl
sufferers from the loathsome disease,
as he strenuously asserts that
the specific which mi&- in Ome
entirely banish leprosy 'er the ltting
t Coat of Miner Trial.
For. a trial of threesweeksdnration.
&s thlajte Miner jfHwtfe eWs, it
is InferesUnVto note "the cosCs of 'rar
rying it on for witnesses aa4 clerks
fees, of coarse sot to iaciade attorneys
or stenographer's expenses.
In the trial there were nineteen
witnesses at $1 each, three ut
U each, expert fees $10, stenographer's
bill for Dr. Day's deposition
112.50, clerk's fees and costs f
court 35; total IS5.50.
Good Christmas Dinner Coming.
An up-to-date Christmas dinner,
with Till the attendant "fixings," is on
the bills at the Young Men's
Association for that rapidly approaching
holiday. The matter has
been under consideration for some
time among several of the members.
The plan of those interested in'a good
Christmas -dinner is for
a goodly number to club together, and
arrange for providing he necessary
requirements for the feast, the total
cost o'f which will be pro-rated among
those partaking and enjoying the festivities.
A good many have already
signified their intenuon of entering
upon the scheme.
CLAIM ONE MME LIFE
There Is another case of methylated
spirit poisoning that will engage the
attention of the coroner this morning.
The victim Is one Niau, a native, who
died at the Queen's Hospital, last
The symptoms were the same as
those developed by the poisonous Jl-quid
which the Punchbowl Portuguese
found in old man Silva's place,
after his death." An autopsy will be
held on the body and the inquest will
be had tomorrow.
The man bought some methylated
spirits with whica to polish calabashes
and becoming thirsty drank some
of the stuff. He sickened and was
vaken to the hospital for treatment,
out died in great agony soon afterwards.
SENATOR M0R6AN CALLS
. CANAL COMMITTEE TOBETHER
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3. Senator
Morgan to-day called a meeting of the
Nicaragua Canal Committee of the
Senate for to-morrow morning to begin
work upon canal legislation. Mr.
Morgan's committee will to-morrow
decide whether to get up an entirely
new canal bill along the lines of the
Walker Commission's report or to try
to save the Hepburn bill, which has
already passed the House, by amending
it into proper shape.
THE PRESIDENT'S MESSA6E.
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ISSUE OF THE REPUBLICAN.
SEE THAT YOU GET IT.
EX-Mayor of Tacoma.
Johnson Nickeus, a former ex-Mayor
of Tacoma, arrived here in the
with his wife from San Francisco.
Mr. Nickeus came to the isl
ands for his health and goes to Hilo
to establish himself in the law busi
TO KEEP OPEN HOUSE.
TheiYlM., C.iPJannina.a Big Re-
ception New Year's Day.
The Young Men's Christian Association
proposes to observe New.
Years day in a becoming manner,
and with this object in view, arrangements
are now under . way for the
holding of a reception at the association
building on uie first day of the
new year during the hours from 10
until 2. -
It Is the intention to serve refreshments
which will be in charge of the
lady friends of the association. The
object of the "often house." is to extend
a cordial greeting to all who may call
at the building during the hours specified.
In the evening a musical program
is to be launched, and this end
or the entertainment will be under the
direction of Mr. Wray Taylor. It goes
without saying that many will avail
themselves of the hospitality ot the
Y. M. C A. on this occasion.
For Ferreira To Consider.
Domingoes Ferreira t has challenged
W. H. Comwell to race Brock.
Jr., against Maul Rose for a quarter
or three-eights mile for ?50O or $1,000.
When Informed of the challenge Mr.
Cornwell said: "I am not an
man wants to race an imported
horse, wjth a record, against an Island
filly. If Ferreira wants a race, let
him put up Brock against Venus; I'll
race him then for money or marblesJ
There are 400 cases of smallpox la
the city of Wtnona, Mien, and to
spread, the' board of health has
closed two public schools and ordered
the street C3r company to stopjts cars
at the -boundary of the infected district
That's the Dictum of
rfHiUCAK WILL ACT AIM
WHICH' MEANS ANTAGONISM TO
THE PROPOSED HOME RULE
Action Will Unify and Organize the
Friends of County and Municipal
Governments Throughout These
The Executive Committee of
the Republican party at its
meeting this morning decided
to decline the invitation of the-Independent
- party and to appoint
a committee of thirty citizens
to prepare a charter for
Honolulu on behalf of the Republican
The following resolution was
also passed and ordered
English and Hawaiian:
Resolved, That this Committee
records its appreciation of
the uniform courtesy, the sound
judgment, the unceasing energy
and the constant watchfulness
with which the Chairman
of this Committee discharged
his duties in the last campaign;
Resolved, That this Committee
further express its sense of
obligation to the party workers,
who at headquarters and
in the field, helped to start,
with measurable success, the
Republican party of the Territory
E. R. HENDRY.
Leaving out the hot-air section devoted
to laudation of Chairman Kennedy,
this means that the Territorial
executive committee of the Republican
party has decided to ignore the
invitation of the Independent and
Democratic parties to form a joint
committee to prepare a charter for
the city of Honolulu. "Up to date the
executive committee has not seen fit
to reply to the courteous invitation of
the Independents, declining, in respectful
and .decent terms, to cooperate
In the matter.
That, however. Is a matter of Indifference
to the people especially the
people that favor a charter. Their
concern is that an antagonism to the
charter has been developed and that
the aggressive element of the Republican
party has joined its organ, the
Advertiser, in opposing the granting
of the charter by the legislature at its
session in February.
It is too early to comment on this
matter, perhaps, but the joint meeting
of the executive and district committees
on Monday evening, held in
tne Drill Shed,, developed much
that can be criticised. Indeed,
It was voted down, at least
twice, despite unfair rulings and
other unparliamentary practices. At
best, but 21 out of 60 members were
present, yet tne Chinese and the negro
end of the party ruled the day and
legislated for the whole party on
Oahu. That will "come home io
roost" later, in all probability.
Those who opposed tripartite action
were L. L. McCandless and Lorrin
Andrews. Dr. Burgess favored joint
action. He favored half-way meetings.
Andrews did most of the talking,
most of it of a flatulent and lisping
character, narrow and bigoted.
The young man feared the Independents
and Democrats, who, he said,
were most friendly, and might combine
and hand the Republicans a gold-brick
charter. He said further that
the Republican party would put itsolf
in an attitude so as not to be blamed
for the coming legislation, but that
those in the majority would be
an obligation which they m.y
assume with a vengeance, if, taunted
too frequently. Mr. Andrews wanted
a citizens' convention to create a
charter and when James H. Boyd said,
"You can't find a non-partisan in Honolulu,
they are all partisans he said
he didn't mean that, as 20 of a possible
30, of his selections might be Republicans.
James H. Boyd championed the
cause of a non-partisan charter. He
said that such a charter as Andrews
suggested would be called a "Republican
machine affair and would be
repudiated by Republicans as well as
Democrats. He referred to the courteous
invitation sent the party by the
Independents and said let us Teceive
them like menThey do not want to
thrust a charter dpwn our throats. He
referred to the promises of the platform
and campaign speakers on
I ty and mumcioal soverameBt aaa
said, quite dramatically "Let us
show to the people that we meant if
Do notcontinaed the speaker, say to,
theai. They hTe joined the issue aaA
we cannot go back oa oar platform.
The neat thing for ns to do is to say
to the executive conaittee, appoint
a committee of twelve to meet the
twelve of the Independent and six of
the Democratic parties- It we do not
do so. said Mr. Boyd, the snow atom
that ve encountered la this year of
100, "that of 1902 will be a daraed
A. G. M. Robertson opposed delays
and then there were moments when
everybody wearied of the verbal Kona
that raged, the chairman, indeccntly
throsting himself forward, being the
chief offender. s
Again Boyd combatted the small
fore Andrews, when the latter urged
a non-partisan charter committee. "It
is all in my eye." said Boyd. "We
are all partisans; a non-partisan committee
is all poppy-cock. Look toward
the Independent party and tell them
you are not afraid to meet the isaae.
During the campaign hard things were
said. AH parties did It Let by-gone
be We are not toadying to
the Independents In this matter, as
has been said; they have come to us.
We are now annexed to America, let
us, then, all be Americans."
Then came the vote and the inglorious
defeat of Mr. Andrews' amendment.
McCants Stewart. late of Liberia,
then cracked a joke, by saying
tnat the party should ascertain the
desires of the people on the subject,
which, in the light of the recent election
returns, caused an audible smile.
He also said that he thought that jn
reference to much of the contemplated
legislation the Republican managers
would "draw the teeth thereof."
While Stewart was speaking there
was much tumult, interruptions and
The original resolution was then
adopted as follows: '
' it Is the sense of this meeting thai
the executive committee of the Republican
party of Hawaii decide and
declare for Itself and the Republican
party in tho matter of framing a municipal
charter, without any conferenc
in reference to the same." f
this resolution, on which less
than 12 men out of 60 voted, the executive
committee yesterday took the
action officia..y stated at the head of
What They Think of It.
The opinions of the few persons
whom The Republican reporters could
induce to speak on this new phase of
the situation are given in brief below:
James H. Boyd. While it is true
that myself and perhaps others favored
a uniting of Republicans, Democrats
and Independents in the matter
of considering the formation of. a
charter, the meeting yesterday,
voted to act independently
as a Republican committee. So
there you are.
Charles Wilcox. I favor a charter;
d n the moss-backs.
J. C. Quinn. The action of the Republican
committee simply shows that
the managers ot the party were not
sincere at any time. Their1 platform
on this question was simply a bait to
catch votes. They do not want city
and county governmenL The only
men on this island were elected on the
theory that in the legislature they
would stand for municipal and county
government. Hundred of Republicans
voted that way because they thought
they would thereby secure that political
boon home rule. The attitude
the Republicans have' taken will utterly
ruin the party at the next election.
It will defeat them sure and worse
than they were defeated last election,
j. O. Carter. I expressed myself ui
the charter subject long ago and I see
no reason to change my opinion now.
We are not well enough acquainted
with the machinery of territorial government
and it might be better to
wait. Municipal government has got
to come sooner or later. It seems to
me better for the legislature to first
test the referendum. The legislature
ought to be able to start the ball by
referring the question to the voters
and of course what the majority says
John Emmeluth Speaking for the
home rule party, I want to thank
those republicans who could see the
proposition .of our party in its true
light and worked for concerted action.
We will not forget their kind offices
In this matter. Our party is desirous
of living up to the Intent of its platform
regarding the greatest good to
the greatest number. Anticipating aa
excess of work for the legislature our
excess committee early discussed the
proposition of writing up a charter
and a view to conciliatory action and
making the representation as broad i.s
possible. The proposal just turned
down by the republican executive
committee was mooted and proposed.
The constant cry of the republican
element through the campaign was
"race prejudice" I know- of nothing
in the entire campaign nor up to the
action of the committee more calcu
lated to create prejudice than this act
of theirs. It will not make" one particle
of difference so far as the purposes
of the Independent party are
concerned. Our entire work will be to
the end that Honolulu shall have 33
non-partisan a charter as possible for
ns to make. It has been contended
that a meeting should have been called
br ns to discuss the proposition of
municipal government and to appoint
a committee to make the drafL That
would make, us responsible for acts of
cthsrs (o an extent that we woald not
desire to assume. The home rule ex-
Continued oa Eighth Page.
fn units cum
Expense of Next Term
AN AHEAL TO JHK IMtiMEYS
WHICH MEETS WITH A RATHER
FRIGID RECEPTION AND
No Money In Sight For January Term,
Session May Have To Lapse
Because of First Judge's Ruling
To Avoid Fraud.
The matter of funds for the con-
ducting of the territorial circuit courts
is agitating the Judicial mind to considerable
degree. Judge Little, of
Hilo, In a letter to Judge Humphreys,
explains his dilemma and desires relief
from a position which Is held by
the first judge of the first circuit
which fc; says will deprive his court of
cash funds to carry on and it may-result
in a lapse of the session. Judge
Little refers to a letter of Henry
Smith, judiciary clerk, in which it :s
made plain that the old custom in pay-
lug court expenses outside ot Hono- -lulu
Is no more. The judge seeks ;o
know if there is any way by which
the order may be rescinded or relaxed
without Injury to public justice and
tide the matter over till the July term
and the legislature may In tho meantime
come to the rescue. The judge
says he could get friends to honor
.checks issued by the clerk to a sum
equal to the expenses of the term and
have the auditor approve them, but
adds that there Is no authority of law.
He estimates that his term will cost
about 51.500. as thenis a large calendar
and a vast number of criminal
cases and the expenses will include
two juries. It may cost more than
that, he says.
Judge Humphreys makes reply saying
that It is plain to be seen from the
casual reading of the rule referred to
by Mr. Smith that it is not intended
to apply to deposits made by attorneys
for costs, but only to deposits by
way of tender and to trust funds
which might be ordered paid Into
court from time to time by one of the
judges. "Smith's letter to Porter
satisfies me that I did not promulgate
the rule any too soon." he says. If
Judge Little is embarrassed for funds
to hold court the writer says he regrets
it but cannot relieve the situation
by authorizing or permitting tho
use of funds on deposit in his court,
the property of non-residents, widows
and minors for the purpose desired.
"I think that a clerk who will use vi
apply trust funds deposited in court
for any purpose other than the necessary
fulfillment of the trust under the
order and direction of the Judge Is
wholly lacking in any proper conception
of the duties and responsibilities
of his position and will bear the closest
watching, and I shall continue to
see to it that Mr. Smith is prohibited
from handling trust moneys on deposit
in this' court," says Judge Humphreys.
Constructive frauds, though purely
technical, says the Judge, are to bo
condemned and particularly when
committed by officers of tue court in
close contact with the clerks thereof.
The practice of temporarily misappropriating
trust funds for a purpose
which may happen to commend itself
to the clerk as laudable is not entitled
to respect, he says, because of Its
long standing and toleration.
"If the attorney general cannot provide
funds with which you may hold
your January term. I take It for
granted that the term will have to
lapse," were the closing words of the
The ruling referred to was made
October IS and directed thai the moneys
in questfon be deposited in the
First National Bank of Hawaii, subject
only to a draft of one of the
judges attested by a clerk and seal
of the court. The further correspondence
mentioned was a letter from
Clerk Smith to Clerk Daniel Porter,
apprising him of the ruling.
Court Camoes' New Officers.
At the regular meeting of Court
Camoes. No. SI 10. A. O. F held last
night at Pythian Hall, the following
officers were elected for the ensuing
term ending July 3l3t. 1901:
a R-. A. V. Peters: S. C. R J. A. it.
Vieira; T., J. A. M. Osorio; F. S.. J. 1.
DIas; R. S.. A. H. R-, Vieira; S. W.
J B. da Ponte; J. W- A. F. Souza;
S. B., M. Y. Souza; J. B.. T. P. Melln;
Trustees, M. A. Gonsalves, F. W.
Wood. Is. F. Alvarez- Physician, Dr.
Tl F. Alvarer.
Conditions at Guam.
WASHINGTON, Dec 3. The following
cable message ha3 been received
at the navy department:
CAVITB. Dec. 2. To the Bureau, of
Navigation, Washington: A detachment
ot marines and some of the
officers have arrived by tho
General Alava. They left Guam oa
the 26th ult. Restoration work there
Is progressing favorably.
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