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Humphreys-Little Letters
Have Stirred
It Up.
Clerk Smith Wrote With Chief Justice's
of Controversy Published
The letter of Judge -Humphreys of
tho First Circuit to Judge Little of the
Fourth Circuit relating to the abuses
of the past in the use of money
in court for other purposes
than that for which it was deposited
menu to have stirred up a regu ar
hornet's ncst Clerk Henry Smith
thinks that his honor has been assailed
and makes a hue and cry and now
Judge Frear Jumps Into the breach
to trv to explain away the malodor
tlmt attaches to the misuse, not to say
corrupt use. of trust funds in the past
and endeavors to make it appear that
judge Humphreys has been guilty of
because he points out
the wrung of continuing a system that
has no warrant in law.
The whole matter has attracted so
much atlchtlon that The Republican
thl morning gives the correspondence
m full togother with an authorized interview
of Judge Frear's published in
the Star of yesterday afternoon and
brief statement of Judge Humphreys'
position as givcm by him last night
whan asked for an interview upon the
correspondence is as
Abram S
December 5j"1900:
m. ..iidco: 1 enclose you
letter received from Henry
cop of a
;,;.w ..vim, Avninins itself. 1 also.
enclote you a copy of potter received
Porter, which also
from my clerk. Mr.
cVptalns itself. From what I glean
it seems
from this
that by some recent order of your own
Ilenrv Smith is prevented from pursuing
the old course heretofore followed
in the pamont of the court fv
nenses outside of Honolulu. I write
sou to inquire if there is any way in
vour Judgment by which your order
could be rescinded or released without
Injury to public justice or tho
public service in order that Mr. Smith
might pay the expenses of our term
in the same manner as heretofore,
and it is to bo hoped that by tho July
term the legislature will have made
some provision for the payment of
court oxponscs other than that which
has heretofore obtained, and less cumbersome.
You roadily understand that
It would be an easy matter for me to
get some of my frionds to honor
checks Issued by the clerk to a sum
equal to tho expenses of the term and
then have , the auditor approve the
same and pay it. but I have no authority,
to do it under tho law. Of
courseTH you- cannot do this I shall
have to ascertain If there are any
other methods which l may adopt to
coverwlfo question. My term I understand
will cost about 51.500. inasmuch
as will be a very largo calendar and
a vast number of criminal cases, ana
will include tho expenses incident to
two juries. It may cost some more
than that, it may cost less, but the
clerk informs me that it will cost In
tne neighborhood of f 1.500. and he
knows more about those matters than
1 do. I will thank you very much If
ou will find your way clear to allow
the to obtaln.ifor this term r.t
least- tPtoopoyou nre hi health." but
I am sure you are tired; for you hare
boea working very hard lately.
With highest personal regards.
Yours very truly. .
Rule Referred to In Judge Humphreys'
Letter' to 'Judge Little.
It Is hereby ordered that all moneys
nnld into court whether voluntarily
ns tiy way of. tender, or upon tho order
of.ono'of the juages, Sshall be immediately
deposited by the clerk receiving
such moneys in the First National
Bank of Hawaii to the credit of the
Circuit Court, of thcfFirst Circuit, and
such moneys shall not be withdrawn
from sald'bank except upon a draft of
one of the judges of this court attested
bv a clerk of the court and the seal
of the court- It is further ordered tint
a copy of this rule be furnished tho
Bald bank and that a copy of tho same
be pasted pass book to be furnished
the court by said bank-Promulgated,
j First Judge.
October ISth. 1900.
Smith's Letter to Porter.
Mr. Porter's letter to Clerk Smith
was not preserved and made a part
of the records- Mr. Smith's letter to
Porter was as followi:
H. I..
November 50th. 1900.
To Daniel Porter, Esq..
Clerk Circuit Court
Dear Sir: Owing to circumstances
which leave no room for the exercise
or discretion on my part in the handling
of cash deposits "In this office, X
beg respectfully to notify you that
iroin and after January 1, 1901, the
method heretofore In vogue of draw-
Ing drafts on me in tbe various circuits
and then or honoring them
in Honolulu, will be discontinued-
I regret that you are now forced
to look elsewhere for cash advances
with which to pay the running expenses
of your court during term time.
In this connection. I would state that
it Is out of the question for you to expect
any aid from the auditor's department,
as you will not get credit
from that source before making payments
out of your own deposits, (as
I have done in tbe past), and producing
the vouchers afterwards In order
to reimburse yourself-
From the earliest times. I believe,
the history of this department will
show that its chief clerk had always
acted as custodian ot the deposits;
tnat is necessarily so because of the
peculiar nature of the position he
holds, namely, that of being quasi
trustee of the funds which he has to
account to the attorneys and their
clients, and to the government for its
share of those deposits, for which reason
I suppose, the bond mat he gives
has always been substantially fixed,
which at the present time Is the sum
of 520,000.00
A judicial order recently made by
the Circuit Court, First Circuit, now
makes that court its own custodian r.f
deposits, the clerk handling them have
no discretion whatever to temporarily
divert their use, not even to paying
Its own jurymen, court officers and
others, as was the case heretofore,
subsequently replacing the same after
the term closed and accounts passed :
the effect of said order being to de-"
clare deposits as sacred funds. I am
led to this belief on account of the additional
stipulation in the order -e-
quiring that the bank book or account
be made out in the name of that court,
no money being withdrawn except by
order f that court.
.hufvon will see the position that
I. as chief clerk of this department am
placed in. There is now no monev in
my hands that I can temporarily use
or advance as the same has heretofore
been used: consequentlv. as far rs
cash advances are concerned. I shall
be unable to assist vou at the coming
Januarv term. But. nevertheless. I
still hold mvself readv to assist vou
in anv other wav, such as presenting
your term accounts and vouchers to
ue auditor's department; anyhow, it
is mv dutv to help vou in ail matters
that vou wish delegated to me, excepting
cash advances.
J advise that vou consnlfwlth Judee
Little: apprise him of this matter, and
find out some way of getting out of
the pilikia.
A copv of this letter goes to each
of the othercircuif court clerks.
Very, respectfullv vourg,
' "
Clerk Judicinrv Department.
Humphreys' Letter to Judge
4 Little.
Honolulu. H. I., Dec. 11th, 1900
Hon. Gilbert F. Little,
My dear Judge: Yours of 5th instant
came to hand in due course of
post. I enclose you herewith copy ot
the rule promulgated by mo on October
ISth and to which reference is
made by Chief Clerk Smith in his
to your clerk under date ot 30th
ultimo. It is plain to be seen from
the most casual reading of the rule,
that it was not intended to apply to
deposits made' by attorneys for costs.
but only to sums deposited by way of
tender and to trust funus 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 in question
any too soon. If you are embarrassed
for the want of funds with which to
hold your court, I truly regret it, but
I cannot relieve the situation by authorizing
or permitting the use of
funds on deposit in this court, the
property of non-residents, widows and
minors, for that purpose. I think that
a clerk who will use or apply trust
funds deposited in court for any purpose
other than the necessary fulfill
ment 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 Dosi-
tion 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 :n
this court.
Constructive frauds even though
purery technical, are to be condemned
at, all times and particularly is this
truqiwhen such frauds are committed
by4those who are officers of the court
and In close contact with it, L e.,
clerks of the court
The practice of technically and tem
.misappropriating trust funds
for a purpose which may happen to
commend itself to the clerk as laudable
is not entitled to any-respect because
it is of long standing and has
been .permitted or tolerated bv those
high" in authority. If the Attorney
General cannot frovlde funds with
which you may hold your January
term, I take it for granted that the
term will have to lapse.
"With kind regards. I remain.
Lours very truly.
First Judge.
Judge Humphreys Second Letter.
Honolulu. Dc 13.
G. F. Little.
Circuit Judge.
My Dear Judge:
1 wrote you ortlclally yesterday and.
la a purely formal way, endeavored to
give you the key to the situation, tl
am sure that you were misled by
Smlth's letter, else you would not have
asked me to rescind my rule in regard
to the handling of trust funds. Smith's
letter to your clerk a copy of which
he states was sent to the other clerks-was
written behind my back, evidently
with Chief Justice Frear's approval,
and was intended to be, as I firmly be
lieve, a smaii ana mean criticism of a
judicial act of mine. It was designed
to create the impression on the clerks
that I had by some unusual .and arbitrary
rule deprived the 'chief clerk of
the power to "use moneys, available and
proper to be used for that purpc&e. for
the purpose ot paying the running expenses
of the courts In the various
whereas. In truth and tn Tact
the rule was only intended to conserve
th trust fuads belonging In the hands
of the court.
Now that you have eo kindly furnished
me with a copy of
PortT Frrar takes the position
tUoutiuuvd on Third
Anniversary Jubilee
of Mormon Church
Well Attended.
Choice Selection of Views from Places
of Interest, Entertains a Largs
Evening Gathering Many Out of
Town Delegates Present.
The little band of Mormon missionaries
who left the coast of California
in thet?arly part of 1S50 and who soon
after reached these then partially unknown
islands in the mid-Pacific, little
thought what might be the result
of their missionary effort half a century
later. Included in this body of
pioneers was the present leader of the
Mormon church, George Q. Cannon,
who is now a guest of honor at the
Jubilee which is being held in this city
in commemoration of this church festival
Yesterday was a red letter day in
the annals of the Mormon church in
the Hawaiian Islands. When the cur
tain rose at the Orpheum Theater the
seating capacity of the auditorium
was taxed to its utmost limit. Long
before the commencement of the exercises
many wended their way to the
scene of the anniversary. The stage
presented a pleasing picture with its
array of young people comprising the
combined choirs of the churches which
are distributed throughout the islands.
With them were seated members of
the Glee and Quintette clubs. Flowers
and patriotic colors were also in evidence.
Shortly before ten o'clock Berger's
oand stationed immediately in front of
the stage struck "up several lively and
inspiring airs, which received merited
appreciation. Choir selections abounded
throughout the morning session.
Their efforts showed a most thorough
training, for which Mormon choirs are
famous, and the tuneful airs of the
Latter Day Saints' anthems were
pleasingly rendered. Following the
music by the band came the anthem,
"Praise" the Lord." by choir and con
gregation. A. hprtpraypr by Peter I
then of-
"Tnp $opg or the Redeemed"
was the nexi choir selection, by the
Honolulu choir.
A warm and heartv welcome was extended
to the distinguished visitors
from the mainland, as well as those
from near-by places, by President Samuel
E. Woollev, who in a neatly worded
address extended a cordial greeting
to ail present In behalf of, the people
of the Mormon faith in the Hawaiian
Islands, and taking occasion to felicitate
the church upon its success in the
past from a spiritual and material
standpoint The selection of the double
quartet of the Lanehuli Glee Club
were heartily applauded. Miss Kealii
was heard to good advantage in a soprano
solo that was rendered in that
ladv's usual pleasing manner.
The address of George Q. Cannon
was the event of the morning session.
Mr Cannon spoke in both English and
nawaiian. His voice still possesses
great clearness and his remarks could
be heard throughout the entire audi
torium. The Mormon leader touched
upon his first arrival on the Islands.
He told in an interesting manner the
experiences of the early missionaries
who visited this country, he being one
and the youngest of ten. Their finding
so few whites and Europeans here in
those days greatlv discouraged many
in the party, and they were for returning
to the mainland. Mr. Cannon stood
firm, however, and de'eided to cast his
lot with the people here, and at once
becan his missionary labors among the
native people. He succeeded in persuading
four of his followers to remain.
The people accepted the 'teachings
of the Book of Mormon eagerly,
while the workers rapidly acquired a
knowledge of the Hawaiian tongue.
The speaker also referred to the labors
conducted in the other Islands.
Ihe experiences on Maui were dwelt
upon to some extent. President Cannon
declared that he came to the
Islands to deliver the message of fhe
Word of God. anLhe"3id not leave until
he had completed his task. "His
period of work here covered the greater
part of five years, during which
time he believed that his work was
blessed. He alluded to the growth of
the church in these Islands and congratulated
the local leaders in their
There has been no change In the
Mormon doctrine," said the president,
"during all these years. We continue
to teach the same gospel, the same
revelation and the same prophecy.
At the close of Mr. Cannon's remarks
51s utterances were translated into
The selections by the double quartet
was an entertaining feature of the
program. They sang "Utah, We Love
You," by Jennie Musser, Ivy Kehuku,
Mattie Bush, Jennie, Kekanoha, Chas.
C "Bush, George K. Kekanoha, Fred
Beesley and Samuel Lua. Mrs. J.
Alapai acceptably rendered an alto
solo, accompanied by the orchestra,
and this was followed by a very creditably-
rendered baritone solo by Ered
Beesley, entitled "The Qaeen ot the
Earth." The Aieluia anthem was sung
and met with merited appreciation.
Extemporaneous, speeches from
Members o. the, local organization
came next, and the several speakers
followed each other in rapid succession.
"The remarks were all along
.the line ot a congratulatory nature. A
congregational hymn and the benedic
tion closed the morning session.
Luau at the Drill Shed.
Five long tables extending from one
end of the big Drill Shed to the other,
on which every square inch of available
space was covered by edibles wa3
Uie crowning feature of the monster
luau held yesterday afternoon.
From 2 o'clock until dark, fifteen
hundred people thronged the building,
and as fast as room was made for
them they partook, of a menu that was
tempting as well as wholesome. A
spread consisting of a varied assortment
of Hawaiian dishes had been
prepared by a large committee of willing
workers. The bill of fare included
poJ, beef. pork, lipoa. loll,
mihi. limn, alaula, nee, opae, amaama
and awa. These dishes were served
in tempting array, and five hundred
guests were accommodated at one sitting
at the tables. President Cannon
and party, together with other church
leaders occupied a position immediately
in front of the platform. The territorial
band xurnished music for the
occasion. The afternoon was passed
in informal talks, and a general social
Fine Stereoptlcan Views.
Long before 7 o'clock last night every
available seat in the Orpheum
was taken and by the time the evening
nrogram of exercises was readv
for launching, admission was well
nigh impossible. The exhibition of a
choice number of views from Utah,
Hawaii and other island points of interest
was the magnet that drew out
the large attendance. As the pictures
were thrown on the screen the
audience manifested its anpreciation
in a manner that left no .doubt as to
its genuineness. The views were ot a
hich order and were faithful
of manv places of religious
and historical interest.
A brief musical program was given
before the stereoptican was broucht
into action. The opening anthem,
"Tubllee Song." was well rendered bv
the Honolulu choir. A solo br Charles
C. Bush was also meritorious. He was
assisted by the Tanihuli Hub in the
chorus work. Madeline Parker and
Adelaide Fernandez sans a dueL This
was followed bv another selection
from the Linihuli Glee Club. The entertainment
closed with a carefully
rendered selection by the Hiiwai o ka
Aina Glee Club
WASHINGTON. Dec. 5. The President
to-day sent the following nominations
to the Senate: Roy H. Chamberlain
of Iowa, to be Colector of Internal
Revenue. District of Hawaii; Benjamin
H. Tatem of Montana, to be
in charge of the assay office! at
Helena. Mont. .v. Irvin Shaw of Pennsylvania
to be Consul-General of Singapore.
Meeting of Hawaiian-Chinese Citizens
Last Night Decided on Definite
Action to Preserve their Supposed
Rights. v
The Chinese. citizens of Hawaii took
their first decided action at a meeting
last night in- the citizenship matter
which was brought outso forcibly in
The Republican as to arouse them to
action. They discussed the matter as
of one mind and ended a rather brief
session by naming a committee with
power to act.
vong Kwai presided at tbe meeting
and there were about fifty present-About
150 Chinese citizens are in the
city at this time and they represent
considerable wealth and no inconsiderate
amount of influence. Thev have
enjoyed the full rights of citizenship
under the Hawaiian government and
they claim as such citizens tovhave entered
jnto the annexation matter n
the spirit of good faith. It is hard
now to convince them that they are
not being .deprived of their just rights,
but understanding the laws and the
applications- them thoroughly as
they do they appreciate the present
peril in which their supposed rights
Last night it was decided to at once
hire a lawyer or a number ot them and
fight the contention to the last ditch.
The committee for the purpose of se
curing an attorney or attorneys and
getting the case in a tangible shape
for a test case consists of four prominent
Chinese as follows: C. Winam.
T. Kat Poo. Wong Leone and Wong
Chee, with the aid of C Din Sing, secretary.
The publication in The Republican,
exclusively, of the predicament
they say came to them as a surprise
and thev -will lose no time in
finding out where they stand.
A meeting was held Tuesday night
of a nurely preliminary character,
last night's meeting being the first
definite work done. The above committee
will call another meeting when
it nas secured sufficient information
upon which to act
Holland Club Meeting.
At the meeting of the Holland Club
this evening in the parlors of the
Young Woman's Christian Association,
the members will continue in the
course of stuay they have been pursuing.
Miss Johnson will submit a paper
on Cuip, Hobbema and RnysbaeL
after which a general discussion will
Association League.
To-morrow evening the captain and
secretaries ot the four Association
Football Clubs meet to draw nn a code
or laws to govern the schedule of
match games, which begin In January.
The Czar's Condition-
Dec 6. The following
bulletin was issued this morning by
the Czar's physicians
"The Czar slept well all night long.
His general condition and spirits are
very good. His temperature and
pulse are normal."
ff &: .V ??&&fcZjS r.
Dr. Noblitt Gets Scant
Comfort At Its
Wilder Steamship Company Retains
Leper Traffic Hawaiian Star Declines
to Prefer Charges Against
Superintendent Reynolds.
An application of Dr. W. S. Noblitt
for reinstatement as a practicing physician
was much tossed about yesterday
in the board of health meeting, the
outcome being that no license was allowed.
As unfinished business the matter
came over from last meeting and onu
thing especially was displayed, and that
was that the young blood of the board
of health will be heard hereafter in all
vital matters in no uncertain tones.
Dr. J. H. Raymond, with a brand new
commission as a member of the board
from the governor, placed himself
squarely in opposition to Attorney General
Dole in one matter at least and
besides that established the fact that
he is not only a physician, but an orv
tor and a good one. It was all about
the Noblitt matter. But besides Dr
Raymond, Dr. Cooper was not far
him in the fight for the honor of
the medical profession. At the close
of the meeting Dr. Raymond was elected
president of the board.
The Noblitt was postponed from the
last meeting because at that time he
was under arrest for practicing without
a license. He was adjudged guilty in
the district court, but has appealed.
Attorney General Dole had much to
say In Noblitt's favor. He said he did
not claim that Noblitt was a gentleman
or that his conduct had been in anv
way proper, but that as he understood
it Noblitt is a competent physician and
Mr. Bole thought the reinstatement
might now be made with propriety. Mr.
Dole told how it was impossible to get
a hearing in court and said that some
thought it was easier to secure a hearing
on a new case than an old one.
Dr. Emerson had a few words to say
about the conduct of Dr. Noblitt and
said that he had expressed no contrition
and there is no proof that he desired
to change his position.
Mr. Dole said the revocation of the
license was just, for the cloak of Nob
litt as a physician had been thrown
around a certain "Quaker" doctor, or
"farmer," as he had called himself. He
thought perhaps the punishment had
gone far enough after a proper
He inferred that many lawyers were
rather "weak sisters" with a dull sense
of honor, yet they are allowed to practice.
Mr. Winston said he had begged L).
Noblitt to come before the board and
acknowledge his error, in other words
that he had lied. In reply to this Mr.
Dole said he had told Mr. Bitting, Nob
litt s attorney, as much, but in substance
the answer was that Noblitt
could not so humiliate himself. His regrets,
however, might be read between
the lines. j
"He may show it in the spirit of his
attorney." said Dr. Cooper. That sally
was followed by a clear statement of
the position of Dr. Cooper in the mat
ter, which he said was quite free from
personality. Dr. Cooper repeated what
he previously said about a physician
who would prostitute his profession deserving
no consideration at the hands
of the board or the public He Tead extensively
from the testimony in Fer-
dan's court trial, the" Quaker" medicine
man or farmer. A man who is a
member of an honorable profession
making assertions to delude poor .people
was dishonorable, to treat the matter
lightly,' and both he and his partner
should be prosecuted for "gros
cheat" There had been no contrition
and he had continued to practice in defiance
of the board. "The world is!
IN llil OF HiWIII nffllfl) R!
wide; he can go elsewhere, said Dr.
Dr. Raymond remained silent up to
this point hut then opened up on
He said he did not know the man
by sight even, but referred to the unwritten
law amounting to an oath from
medical colleges that the graduate shall
uphold the honor of his profession ana
protect the public No Inducement he
S3id, could swerve the true practitioner,
from the path of professional righteousness,
a duty which no living
can appreciate. He said "quacks"
do not Interfere with the practice of
regular physicians, but rather they
make practice, and are In no sense
competitors. If Noblitt was honorable
and even In a small way deserving he
would have the help of members of he
profession and practice would be
thrown his way. but he had besmeared
himself with "mud ot the rankest type"
and the board should not permit him
to go into the bosom of any family In
the hour of sickness. "A man who goes,
wrong is not to be trusted." he sail.
The law required, he said, that a physician
must make a showing of a moral
Mr. Dole argued further, as did the
others. Finally Mr. Smith repeated
what had been said at several intervals
in the long discussion about the contempt
of the board that Noblitt had
shown by continuing to practice after
being shorn of his license.
"There is a great deal of force in
that" said Mr. Dole.
Much more was said, but Dr. Ray
mond made the motion denying Noblitt
his request and recommending the attorney
general to see that he be vigorously
prosecuted on the present charge
The attorney general said if the bo?rd
wished it he would put an end to Noblitt's
practicing without authority
The Wilder Steamship Company
handed in a long and somewhat
sort of a letter about the handling
of traffic for the leper settlement
The old trouble with Superintendent
Reynolds was opened up anew. The
matter was finally disposed of, . Mr.
Smith taking the initiative, by laying
the whole subject on the table, Including
Mr. Reynolds' complaint of poor
service and the Hawaiian Steamship
Company's offer to handle the traffic
for ?S00 per month. This was because
the legislature will probably rearrange
the board and its powers, and to bind
the successors of the board was not
deemed good business. The Wilder
Company gets an average of over ?1,-000
a month.
A contract for 20.0(50 pounds of canned
meat was awarded to Theo H. Da-vies
& Co.
The superintendent of the leper set
tlement was authorized to constrtft
new buildings at a cost of ?2.200.
A report of the attorney general
against fire arms and liquor for the
lepers was adopted.
The soda works on Emma street
were reported to be now in sanitary
condition and the complaint against it
was dropped.
A report of unsanitary condition and
bad drainage on vacant lots near Vineyard
street was referred to the
public works.
Dr. Partridge applied for employment
at Kona. but was advised that no vacancy
Dr. Sandow of Waimea wrote that he
is going to the Coast to get married ar.'l
that Dr. Goodhue would take his place
till February. The board consented.
The Hawaiian Star wrote a pert letter
to the board, saying It was not its
business to formulate charges against
Mr. Reynolds on the investigation matter.
C. H. Brown, a plumber, failed to et
the approval of the board to a vitrified
drainage pipe that his man by mistake
had put under a house instead of at:
iron pipe.
E. R. Bath, a plumber, opposed a requirement
for heavy drainage pipes
above the first story in buildings.
Dr. Pratt reported unsanitary conditions
of Chinatown owing to lack of
drainage. '
Dr. Pratt was Instructed to sell a
auction or otherwise the boiler and
other material at Kalihl camp used
during plague times.
Mr. Dole secured the passage of a
motion that the board appropriate
money until the legislature meets to
maintain new sewers accepted from
contracts. The amount will be $400 or
SoOO.a month.
Dr. Cooper nominated Dr. Paymond
for president of the board in place So'
Mr. Winston, who resigned. His election
was made unanimous.
Relief camps number one and two
were ordered closed.
in' wnirifiirc tun iiiVHnu umif
Has the day of Alils really passed? The result of the election
"would have affirmatively answered that question, had it not beed
for the persistent claim of the Republicans and Democrats that the
Queen had been false to her own and had supported and elected
Mr. If that is true, then indeed does the monarchy still
live; with a potency almost equal to that of former days. How truly
Royal-like that story Is, too the royalty that brooks no opposition,
even if it is compelled to walk to its own purposes over the fallen
bodies of its kith and kin. But that Is another story.
The Alii, however, has been deiiied on nis native heath- In a pop-
ular resort In this city, last evening, a haoie, white as the driven
snow and slender as a bean-pole, had a grievance with Prince David.
There were a few word3 and taeniae irreverent haoie raised his Im-
pious right hand and wim tae palm thereof smote the Alii on the
left cheeic z .
The Prince, who is an athIetefDw men possessing his muscular
development was ready to give a good as he received," with interest
but friends Interfered, the trinit of faaolea, whose Jdeatity is un-
inewn, disappeared, leaving the p tnco master of the field-
It bass been hinted thatpoIitI and the color-line had same-
thing to do -Kith the emcute, shleb, for a season, caused quite a
commotion In high circles.
Can such an insult to an Alii go unwhlpt of vengeance?
WORK nmr deut
House Progressing
With BUI Reorganizing
the Army.
Committee on Commerce Considers
Amendments Offered by Mr. Frye
to the Shipping Subsidy Bill Reduction
in the War Taxes.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 6. WTien the
House met-to-day an arrangement was
agreed to by which the consideration
of the Grout oleomargarine bill, which
was to have come up to-day under a
special order made at the la!t session,
was nostnoned until to-morrow and
th Hous proceeded with tho
of the army re-organization
The Henhum amndment to nmvfde
that vacancies in the Quartermaster"':
dnartmnt could b filled frorau civil
life or from volunteer ofiloers commissioned
19. 1S9S. which
w"' ponding whfn th Hou:e
voctrday was voted down without
Mr Hnv. of Virginia, offered an
mndnifnt whioh n-as adontod
the Prsidont tn annolnt fiftr
voluntpor enrwom! rlt ho rank of
vrn'or and Pftpon nslttant
"h the rank of camMn for term of
years unless previouslv discharged.
Mr otr. nf Vireinia. offered an
nmondmnt to pmnnwer th surtreon
ennnrol of the arm- to omnlov not to
thlrtv dontal surgeon. three
' whorn choll hn rhtnf tlitnl mr.
croons. Tho amendment was adopted.
Mr Binchnm of Ponnsvlv.inia.
en !tmondmnt to provide for a
corns of vofrinnrv stircoons nn ohl"C
VffArfnnrinn with fn nk of rolnnel.
on" assistant cnlnf with the in.k of
four v.tr!nir!ans vlth the-rank
of first lieutenant ten assistants
with th rsnlr of uooonr? llnutnn.tj;
twpntv assistants with tho rank of
iiiii'nis ni ravairv. rne "s-
t!i!lhmnr of a vpfrinarv roros. he
"aid had th" annrov.tl of
.Allies. GonoraJ rirook.
Wilpon nnd other hich army
ofiipors. As tho armv would be
under th" bill, there would
bo uoward of 35.000 animals to b
cared for and tho of such a
corns was cavil. The amendment
was adopted. SO to 72
In the Senate.
WASWFvrjTOV Doe. B The Senate
at 12'-lf wont into otocuUvo session
when tho treaty
wifi; immediately taken nn. Mr. Morgan,
of Alabama, took the floor,
an argument in favor of tho ratification
of tho treatv as nocossarr fo
socure the construction of the Nicaragua
Reduction of War Tax.
WASHINGTON. Dec. G. The Ways
and Veans Committee met in special
sepinn nt 10 this moming to consider
the bill reducing the war revenue taxes
to about S40.600.000. framed bv the
Renublican members of the committee
-id introduced bv Chairman
the beer section was reached,
fl xing the rebate at 20 tvr cent instead
of 7 1-2 oer cent which makes the
rate $1.60 per barrel. Representative
Richardson, ranking member of the
minoritv. moved a further reduction or
all the increase made bv the rerenne
act The effect of this motion. If carried
would have been to make the rate
l oer barrel. The motion was
by a party vote.
The committee voted to report the '
bill as Introduced with an amendment
makinsr thr act take effect on Its
instead of thirtv davs thereafter.
All substitutes and amendments by
the minority were defeated, 6 to 9.
Shlo Subsidy Bill.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 6. The Senate
committee on commerce held a
meeting which was devoted
mainW to the consideration of the ship
subsidv bill and to amendments suggested
bv Chairman Frve. The most
imoortant amendment was one
that ail ships snail take fifty
ner cent of their cargo capacity when
leaving a pott of the United States
for a foreign port Mr Frvo said lh
effect ot its Incorporation in the bill
would bo to Increase the amount of
cargo- which must be taken ho
it would po distribute it amongst the
various ships that there would be inequality
or injustice
Association Football Match.
Saturday afternoon will seo a good
exhibition match of tho Assnctnttnn
football eame which i jost now forcing
Itself so nrominentlr to he fore.
Tho oresident of Oahn ColIeKO, has
placed the grounds at Pnnahou at thj
disposal of the Association men and
Messrs. R. Anderson and Blackman
will cantain two of the first teams
which havo as vet appeared In Honolulu.
The teams will "probably include,
among other well known nlayers
Sorr Harvev. Fiddes. B.
Wowler. Corkhurn. D. Anderson and
Stokes, and the game will thoroughly
be worth seeing.
William fonrt "Sullr who has Inst
been elected sneaker of the House ot
for th third tim first
Viscount Peel in 1?93 This
Tvosftfon is a most desirable, one. as
the- Ifrnmhent draws an annual
X200Q and an annual nenslon of
i-0.000 afterward. TTpon hi retirement
he also receives a peerage.
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