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4 STs! C- & nTT i- " t $? V V" WV "' 7' ' eV r v V- K TEN NEB THE HONOLULU REPUBLICAN. - VOLUME IL SO. 163 HONOLULU, H. T., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1900. PRICE FIVE CENTS 10 PLE4D FOR MERCY IS IJjD DISPUTE Commissioner Brown Is Off For Washington. SAYS HE WILL GlYE "INFORMATION" PARAGRAPH FROM JOINT RESOLUTION OF ANNEXATION ON QUESTION. Opinion of Attorney General Grigss Quoted Herewith In Full Sustains The Republican's Position Public Property Transferred By Treaty. The tend controversy is getting so i warm for some people who have a kind of Official, not to say porsonal. int. "-est that they hare gotten together an i dispatched a representative o Washington, in no less a personage than Land Commissioner Jacob F. Brfn. to personally ask the Attorney to plee play quits. Mr. 1 r. 'vn left last night on the Alameda rvi be has admitted that neither the nor Attorney General nor treter of Die Interior have sent for bint, bot lie iH.be on the ground :. piickly a Boeelble to offer sch rmatlBn ai the government officials 1 ' io dealre. "Mi Brown, when interviewed by a It i ibllcan reporter Just before the i; plank was Uken in. M: V I am not sent to Washington by Executive Council. It was the r n"n of several of the government ( woll,ais mysolf, that m n toee trotihl be' useful In r in regard to the pending land deal. t p Ktmply to give information to the ahiugtpn officials." What mode of procedure will you-X as a lobbyist. Mr. Brown?" was ..-k. 1 l am not going ae a labbyist," was V .mphatlc answer. "I am going 'i.nly to visit borne of the prominent A ishlngum'ofllcials. and give them in- i ntion in regard to the late land a Tiie only reason for my going is, that it is so difficult to carry on at a distance." Now that the question has been rnis 1 The Republican, will delight its "i.'orary. w? morning organ of the iVl, government with the following jr. amble to the Joint resolution for f . annexation of Hawaii adopted by Congress July 7. 1S5S: Whereas, the government of the It, public of Hawaii having in duo form - unified its consent, in the manner imn ided by its constitution to cede absolutely and without reserve to the Vnited States of America all rights of .i.. relgnty of whatsoever kind in and our the Hawaiian Islands and their It Tendencies, and also the cede and tr .nsfer to the United States the fee and ownership of all public, p.noinment. or Crown lands, public ImiMtngs or edifices, ports, harbors. military oqulpment and all other pub-It. property of. every kind and belonging to the government ni th Hawaiian Islands, otc etc" nd horo is the opinion of Attorney Gi nrral Griggs which bears upon the subject at issue: Congross having failed to legislate on the subject of public lands for th Walton Islandgj the government of Hawaii is-not reinvested with its former power of their disposition. The Hawaiian Republic, as a separate ceased to and sovorolgn power, when the resolution of annexation took effect, and it exists as an organ-,7,-,1 government only for. purposes vt municipal legislation ,and for such oxprassoU in the resolution, Purposes as wore tho salo and disposition of the ph.1Ic lands not being ono of the r class. ' The term 'municipal legislation' is limited to that class of Taws that relates solely tS'intornnl affairs' of the country and" the relations of tho peopla to ach other. "By the resolution of annexation the public property of Hawaii, including the lands, became vested in the United States, and only by their authority or direction can those lands be disposed of. . ll interest of the Republic of Hawaii in public lands at the time the resolution of annexation took effect were thereby transferred to the United States, and thenceforth the officials of Hawaii were without power to convey by grant or cession the legal or equitable title of the United States. "The resolution of annexation took effect as of the date Oi its approval: to wit: July 7, 1S9S. with respect to public lands and not August 12, 1S9 thp date on which the ceremonies lock place formally transferring possession. "The Hawaiian government has no power to convev or confirm title to public lands where conditional sales or entries were made prior to the reso lution of annexation, and the conditions entitling such persons or entry-men to a grant have been subsequently performed." It is not impossible that even before Governor Dole's Inaugural address gets in its deadly work toward doing away with all of this, that E. P Dole, attorney general and part of the executive real estate office of Dole, Dole Si Co., will spring some remarkable principle of jurisprudence that will make that stroke unnecessary. CLASH OF TONGUES. Mr. McCandless Reads the Rest Act To Transit Company. J. A. McCandless, superintendent of public works, clashed with the Rapid Transit Company In a wordy but bloodless engagement yesterday. The Rapid Transit people started out with the idea of tearing u pa whole street rails according to reports. Mr. McCandless talked emphatically for a while and Anally succeeded in stopping the operations. A compro raise was effected by which a block at a time may be torn up and the track laid Instead as nearly a mile as attempted. Adams Did Not Enter. The training ship Adams did not enter the harbor last evening but an chored outside. She called here for mail from the Coast and will awai the arrival of the Sierra and thfn leave for target practice with the great guns. She will come back on the 22nd Inst Home Rule Charter Commission. Owing to the answers from several members of the charter committee not being received the Independent executive committee was unable to take any decided action in regard to the mat ter last night An adjournment was. taken after transacting some unim portant business Bicycle Stolen and Recovered. Dr. F. E. Clark, the dentist, had his wheel stolen from the entrance to the Progress block Sunday afternoon. While watching the passing wheels on Fort street yesterday, he noticed a man who proved to be a policeman leading a youngster with a bicycle tc the police station. He recognized the mnchine as his own, and "immediately claimed it. The lad, who was booked at the station for investigation, gave the name of Louis Smith. His case comes up this morning. SUPREME COURT IN SESSION. One Case Heard and Adjournment Taken Till Today. The supreme court convened yesterday morning for the December term with Chief Justice Frear and Associate Justice Perry on the bench. Justice Galbraith is expected on the Sierra from the mainland. The calondar was called and most of the cases were announced as ready for trial. The only case heard was that of Mnlaii vs. Alapai, which was taken under advisement. George Lucas was behind the desk as clerk. There was no afternoon session. Mr. Smith Has a Candidate. Carl S. Smith, who is in the city, according to advices at hand, has a candidate for United States Deputy Marshal at Hilo whom he is, urging upou Marshal Ray. This office Ir. Ray has declined to nil but the matter is being considered anew. Mr. Smith has not made the name of his candidate public as yeL Doings of Maui Court. The circuit court for tho second circuit at Lahaina. Maui, has concluded Its sessions. The grand jury found five true bills and dropped two cases. ..aula, againht whom were two Indictments for assault with a deadly pleaded guilty and was assessed $75 in each case. Man Poon pleaded guilty to the charge of burglary and was given seven years at hard labo. Doyo, the Japanese larcenist who made a covetous visitation upon an attorney's wardrobe, was let off with a $50 fine. Fugimoto, a Japanese, who assaulted an Interpreter was assessed $25. Many cases were continued till next term. An Ancient Visiting Card. From tho Pall Mall Gazette. The oldest visiting card of which there is any record is to be found in the state archives of Venice. Glacome Contarinl, professor at the University of Padua, sent the card In question as a curiosity to a Venetian friend, saying that the German students who came to Italy had the elegant and laudable custom of leaving such little cards, with their name and place uf origin, at the houses of friends when they called and found them absent. The card referred to bears a coat-of-arms, with the motto "Espoir me con-fort," and beneath "Joannes Westphalus scribebat PataviL Marti! 15(50." Court Hawaii, No. 37G, I. O. F., meets at 7:30 o'clock this evening to elect officers for the ensuing year. CORONER P m INTO THE DOUBLE MYSTERY Two Deaths are Linked Together In Inquisition. FRANK BENNETT IS FOUNB DEAD THOUGHT TO HAVE CAUSED DEATH OF MISS SCHNEIDER AND SHOT HIMSELF. Does the Evidence Indicate That the Woman Was an Innocent Victim of a Man Bold in Battle but With-out Real Valor? The Investigation by the coroners jury into the cause of the death of Frank P. Bennett, the scout, who was found dead Sunday afternoon in his quarters at Camp McKinley, has made some headway. The inquiry was commenced yester day. Several witnesses were examined and som esalient facts were established. The demise of the scout and the death of Miss Clara Schneider are mysteriously related. The scout borrowed a Colt's revolver f.cm the quartermaster's store on Tuesday cf last week. On Tuesday night he was out with Miss Schneider until a late hour. Wednes day morning. Miss Schneider was found in a dying condition from mor phine taken into the stomach, death following that afternoon. The note which follows and was found in Miss Schneider's room was identified as le-mg the handwriting of the dead scout: "I thought you. was to come up last night after tho others was asleep and I looked for you until three o'clock in the morning and you don't know how I missed you went to sleep thinking of you." It bore no date and did not neces sarily refer to Tuesday night. "The memoranda Indicating that the scout was in debt to Miss Schneider to the amount of $400, was also identified as the handwriting of Bennett. In r. note, left by Bennett for Commanding Officer Ennis. he stated: "A woman Is the cause of it all." The woman left no message. A woman, with the friends and relatives possessed by Miss Schneider, even if driven to suicide, as a rule would hardly take the step without leaving a note for someone. -. The jury sitting on the case consists of F. O'Brien. Edw. Dekim, H. S. Bailey, J. Brown, F. H. Loucks and E. Edmunds. The first witness called was Alfred E. Hansen, a private soldier at Camp McKinley. He was sitting at his desk Friday morning in the commissary quarters not more than twenty feet frqm the room occupied by Bennett. He heard a report at about 10 o'clock in the morning like a pistol shot. He sent a sergeant to see what was tne matter. The sergeant reported that it must have been-a slamming door. The witness now believes it was the report of the gun-shot that killed Bennett The witness also stated that Bennett was a very quiet man and seldom talked of his affairs. Oran Underwood, acting commissary sergeant for Camp McKinley was examined. The last time he saw Bennett was on Tuesday, December 11. He also was In the commissary office Friday forenoon and heard an unusual noise, like the report ot a gun. It was about 10 o'clock in the morning. He also, at the time, thought the noise was caused by the slam of a door but thinks now, it was the shot, fatal to Bennett lie had been told by the boys that Bennett was quite a chronic borrower of money. He had heard a Chinese storekeeper say that the deceased had but lately borrowed $14.75 from him. James D. Alexander, a teamster at Camp MqKinley, said he had known Bennett for a year and a half. He last saw him alive on Thursday morning at y o'clock. Witness at that time gave-him some newspapers, handing them through the window at Bennett's room. Bennett took the papers but said nothing. The dead man had told the witness at one time that he had some sugar stock. The deceased had been' borrowing money from witness .n small amounts since July. At present his totals'loans amount to about $b0 Bennett said io witness not long ago that he wvou!d have some income from his sugar stock by the first of the year when he would pay back the debt Witness also said that Bennett was accustomed to being out late, at nights but usually came home. Last Sunday, Alexander; became uneasy about He went to bis window, looked in and discovered him dead. Alexander identified the handwriting; of Bennett in the note left to Commanding Oillcer Ennis, and the note and memo randum fonnd In Miss Schnenders room. Dr. Pratt who accompanied the coroner's jury to the Camp last Sunday testified as to the condition in which he found the uody. It was lyin alongside the bed, partially on its left side. The right arm was extended nnder the bed and in the hand was gripped a Colt's' revolver. The dead mail was dressed in a neat suit of black. Decomposition had set in upon the face and hands. He discovered a bullet hole in the middle of the left side of the head. He considered this the place of the bullet's exit ana thought the revolver barrel had been inserted into the mouth when fired. He believed the man might have lived a short time after the shot but that his body was not far from the position, last assumed oefore the trigger was pressed bythe finger. Geo. West, first sergeant, in charge of the stores at the camp was the man from whom Bennett securea the revolver. West said he had known Bennett since April, 1S99 Last Tuesday, Ben-net came to the witness and asked him for a revolver, saying that he wanted it to shoot rats in his room. At first he was refused, unless Bennett secured the consent of Quartermaster Ketcham. Bennett went away, returning shortly and said that Ketcham did not object "How many rounds of ammunition do you want?" asked West. "About six," said Bennett "That's all?" "I guess that will stop the rats for awhile," said Bennett He was then handed the gun. Examining it he 'inquired, "is this the same calibre as the old ones?" "No that is a 3S," said West "I then tried," said the witness, "to persuade him to get a 22-rifle as it would be much 'better to use in nis room. "No," he said "this' will do; this will stop them for awhile.' I had no idea that he expected to kill himself." The witness knew nothing of the financial troues of Bennett Sergeant Geo. E. Bullock was a witness who saw Bennett only a few hours before he committed suicide. It was Friday morning. Bennett wenc to mess at 7:15 which was unusualiy early for him Bullock met Bennett at the mess room door and-sa:d "Good morning. Mr. Bennen, you are out rather early, are you not?" "Yes," said Bennett, 'l didn't sleep much last night, my neuralgia bothered me." Witness said Bennett was dressed ?s usual in his high " topped boots and sombrero. At breakfast he ate but little and soon left the table. Witness stated that Bennett was a very popular man in the camp and did not have an enemy among the boys. At this, his last breakfast, he wore a very haggard look.' The inquest will be resumed today at 2 o'clock in conjunction with the inquest on the body of Miss Clara Schneider. The Bennett jury will listen to the testimony to the submitted i nthe Schneider case, which it is thought, will enable it to bring in a much more intelligent verdict Escaped from Reform School. Willie Solomon, an inmate of the Reform school, made good his escape yesterday from that institution. He was working arouud the premises and when he saw a good opportunity "made a sneak" "and succeeded in eluding his pursuers. Thinks One Attorney is Enough. W. Austin Whitney, attorney for the estate of James J. Stewart, deceased, has fileu a motion for the fixing of his fees. He states that owing to the appointment of Administrator Frank E. -Thompson, who is also an attorney, he need no longer act in that capacity. RECORD OF FIVE DEATHS. Japanese Babe Was III But Fifteen Minutes. Five deaths were placed on record yesterday by the secretary of the board of health. Besides William D. Hunt and the F. Bennett there were the following: Shiye Fukushina, aged one month and eleven days, Japanese, died December 14. Ewa side of laliba street, near King, of convulsions, ill but fifteen minutes, attending physician. Dr. K- Haida. Fong Moi, aged 2S, Chinese, died December 15 at the Chinese hospital, of typhoid fever; Dr. A. G. Hodgins, attending. Kametaro Hadagasu, aged twenty-four. Japanese, died December 15. at Insane Asylum road, of acute nephritis; Dr K. Haicta. attending. James Bennett aged 61. died December 15 at the Victoria Hospital, of nephritis; Dr. Bowman, attending. Widow's Petition Denied. The petition of Maria Barete. widow of Manuel Antonio Barete, for an allowance from the estate has been denied by Judge Humphreys. She wanted $30. a month from a fund of $2000 in the hands of the court. PATRONS OF SEWER PIT FOR CONNECTIONS Mr. McCandless Adopts System of Yearly-Charges. NO FUNDS FOR MAINTENANCE LEGISLATURE FAILED TO PRO VIDE FOR THE RUNNING EXPENSES. No Authority of Law But Mr. Says He Acted From Necessity Fixed His Rates as Annual Dues Opposes Taxation. The maintenance of the new sewer svstem is a matter that serins to have been overloaded or neglected by the legislatuie. It is claimed by those in authority that there are no funds that may be used for that purpose- and there is no way of raising the money except from the patrons of the sewer. For that reason charges have been fixed bj Superintendent of PuMic Works J. A. McCandless for al con actions and the ratings have been made as annual dues. This has aroused some objection on the part of patrons and will probably continue bo to do until the legislature shall have met and placed the necessary funds at the disposal of the department and for an assessment on property or other means to carry on the expense that must be borne. "I have no authority from the executive council or anybody else except myself as superintendent of th department of public works," said Mr. McCandless yesterday to a Republican reporter. "There is absolutely no mon ey at hand for the purpose and "the sewer has either to be maintained or smit down. It would ha.ve to be paid for from some source and I believp it is better for the users to stand the ex pense than to raise the money by taxation the people of the other islands would be dragged in. It would not be fair to asktliejpsople of Hi'o fof instance to uelpfifand"tho expense of a sewer system used only in th heart of Honolulu. The money had to be raised. I am raising it in that way." Some of the patrons think the present taxation covers the item. This Mr. McCandless denies. He says on the contrary that the funds from the customs department and other sources having been diverted to the federal government cash is very much in demand and rather conspicuous: by its absence. Following is a copy of Mr rate card: Rates of Annual Charges For Use of Sewer. Dwelling Houses 500 of less square feet ground floor area (20x25) $3.00 per year; 500 to 800 square feet ground floor area (25x32) $4 00 per year; S00 to 1,100 square feet ground floor area (30x36 1 ?5.00 per year; 1,100 to 1,400 square feet ground floor area (35x40) $6.00 per year. One dollar additional for each 300 square feet of ground floor area. Second floor 50 per cent or ground floor rate when occupied by same family. If occupied by two or more families the rate to be the same for each floor above as for ground floor. Lodging Houses For every room containing accommodations for not more than three adults, 50 cents. For every room containing accommodations for more than three adults, for each additional adult 25 cents. Office Buildings, Saloons and Hotels Xo Water Washbowl Sinks Baths rixturw nals Cloet3 1 $ 2 $ 4 $1.50 $1.00 $2.00 2 4 S 2.00 1.54 4.00 3 6 12 2.50 2.00 6.00 4 S 15 3.00 2.50 7.50 5 io IS 3.50 3.00 9.00 Restaurant $ 1 52 $5.00 $1.00 $2.00 Laundries Two persons employed $5.00 per year; three, $7.00; four, $9.00; five. $10.50; six. $12.00. Over six persons employed $1.50 for each person. Stables Each head of live stock, 50 cents. Stores 1,250 or less square feet area (25x50) $4.00 per year; 1,250 to 1,S00 square feet area (30x60) $5.Q per year; 1,S00 to 2,400 square feet area (40x50) $6.00 per year; 2,400 to 3.000 square feet area (50x60) $7.C0 per year; 3,000 to 4,000 square feet area (50x90) ?S.00 per year. Over 4,000 square feet area $1.00 ad- I ditional for each 1,000 square feet Second floor 50 per cent additional to ground floor when eccupied by same tenants. Third floor 25 per cent additional when "occupied by same tenants When ccenpied by two or more ten - ants the rate to be double- the ground floor rate for each floor. Stores with accommodation for lodgers, for each lodger. 25 cents. The rates were adopted December 13 by the scperintendent and he has them tabulated oa printed cards. Progress of Wireless Telegraph. The wireless telegraph Is now in working order as far as Maui. Manager Cross arrived in the Claudine Sunday and reported a., well as far as that island. , He made arrangements to connect the Makeaa station with the Maui telephone system, and is now-arranging for the connection of the Waialae station with town. Wife of Japanese Physician. Mrs. T. Katsumura. the wife of the Japanese veterinary of this city, arrived with her daughter on the last America Maru. This is the first time in ten years that husband and wife have met. the husband having studied medicine in America and came direct-y here to practice. PROCEEDS OF THE CONCERT. Nearly Eleven Hundred Dollars for Lepers' Christmas. Over $1000 was netted by the Merry Christmas concert for the lepers last Saturday night. The net proceeds are as follows: Tickets, $7S4; programs. 317S; flowers, S6; lemonade, $34; making a total of $1,0S2. Those who deserve particular praiso for making the concert such a success are numerous. Mrs Dr. Hortmann was the mainstay of the performance, but to many others, great praise is due. Among this number are Mrs. Montague-Turner and her young assistants, the 'Misses Campbell. Howard, Herbert, Atkinson and Tenney. Mrs. Hasson, Mrs. J. C. Hagens Mrs. A. E. Murphy, Mrs. Porter Boyd. Mrs. Els-ton, Miss Walker and Miss Juliet King for sell'ng the programs. Mrs. Kit"at. Misses Cameron, Walker, Luce and Jordan for the handling of refresh ment Miss Ella Harrison who sang "For All Eternity" at the concert gave one of the most enjoyable numbers on the program. Her name was involuntarily omitted in the Sunday account pub lished in this oaper GHiWuN DIED FROM NATURAL CAUSES ONLY Wun Ching Found Dead by the Iwilci Roadside Last Sunday Was Not Murdered. The coroner's inquest on the body cf Wun Ching held yesterday afternoon, resulted in a verdict of death from natural causes. Wun Ching was found dead by the police Sunday night in the road side by the government wash-house at Iwilei. He was found lying on a few gunny sacks, and a lighted lantern at bis head, served as a danger signal. He had been placed there by the denizens of the wash-house, who were evidently afraid they would be charged with fimeral expenses if a dead man should be found in the house. Whether Wun Ching was put into the street before he was dead or after his spirit had flown is not certain. The Chinese who testified at the inquest could not be induced to stick to any one story for more than five minutes at a stretch. The friends, relatives and neighbors of the dead man lied when the police came in, and seemed willing to keep up the pace as long as the coroner or members of the jury, would ask them questions. However, there was notli ing in the actions of the Chinese to that they were guilty, of any enme save that of fooilsnness. The body of Wun thing was by police surgeon Emerson, Sunday night. He found the old Chinaman had been severely withered by the blasts of time and was sufferii. from a number of diseases, any one of which was sufficient to cause death. His right lung had been out of action for some time and his right kidney had joined the army of the His entire alimentary" canal was in varying stages of decay and eating had become a useless if not an impos sible operation on his part. Dr. Pratt the executive officer of the board of health, testified to similar facts as those contained In the evidence of Dr Emerson. The jury on the case consisted 'A Harry Kleuime, David Peterson, Geo. Andrews, T. J. Reilly. W. M. F. Peterson and G.J. Haskms. Opium Seized. Officers Kaapa and Chun Poon made a seizure of twenty-four tins of opium yesterday, found in the hands of a Chinese employe at the Hoffman Saloon. v " Expense of Lahaina Court ass1 Judiciary Clerk Henry Smith has made up his accountsnofithe cost of the session of the secondjeircuit court at Lahaina just closed, He finds the amount to be $941. "- . - --.,.ff- -- :.&tTte a &v. J", ft -air in . Xr'' -V. , , 3ts. H,, . wJ.. -,. Vt iA..(H JIPUESE IN Jill UNDER I0CI( SiNTENCE Kev. Azbill Tells of a Travesty on Justice In Kona. TO ATTEND POLITICAL MEETINfi COURT RUSHED MATTERS BY FINDING ELEVEN MEJ GUILTY AFTER TRIAL OF THREE. Important investigation For Protective League to Take in Hano" Story.of How Business Is Done When Lawyers Are In a Hurry. The Rev. W. K. Azbill made some startling statements yestorday. Ho said at the Protective League meeting that eleven Japanese are languishing In Territorial jails without legal sentence or genuine process of law. He stated in fact that after the conviction of three men in a slip shod trial eight more were found guilty and given long sentences. "Word has come to me," Mr. AxblH ald, "concerning a crowd of Japanese who were convicted of maltreating one of their countrymen about two months ago in the Kona district "According to my informant tho were made some hours after the crime was committed, ami the officors detailed used absolutely no dlscrlmlnn. tion taking in very one they could lay hands on. Of the mon arrested, three were not there at the time tho crime was committed, and each could easily have proved an alibi. The first, who is now serving out aa eighteen month sentence in the Oahu jail, was asleep at his house when the deed was done. The second, Hoshide. now serving out a year's sentence ire'"1 Hilo, was at a compound somo distance from tho scene of the crime. Veda, tho third man. was at home fully half a mile away from the scone, but on hearing of the trouble wont up to see what was-the matter. He Is now in Oahu jail serving out an eighteen month sentence. v "A Mr. Katsunuma was nskod to act'-as interpreter during the trial, hire legal aid and so forth. A Mr. Wilder was the first attorney hired, but owing to other business, he was not able to go to Kohaia to conduct the defense. "Another lawyer, who was a member of the Republican committee of that district, was hirert on the spur of the moment A political meeting was on at the time and the lawyer desired to attend. Proceedings were rushed along as fast as possible. But three men received a trial, and those trials more resembled one of the cascades of the Republic At this point the presiding judge, whose namo I was unable to find out stopped the proceedings and sentenced all accusvd. The rest of the men were not oven allowed to plead guilty, and wero convicted without even the semblance rf a trial "The chances of appeal were IoJt by the bungling of men who were ignorant of our laws, and how to them is more than I can see. I elieve the only thing to b don Is to get out a writ of habeas corpus. Tic Japanese Consul should be notified of the case. The jailor might be forced to show the mittimus under which he is now holding the men in cuBtody. At all events something should bo done immediately." The members of the league were considerably moved by .Mr. Azblii's story which In fact created an Immense sensation. "I am extremely surprised," said the Rev. W. M. Kincaid earnestly, "that anything so unjust could have occurred. The United States constitution expressly provides that any man accused of crime shall be tried by a jury of twelve men, and If I am not mistaken, conviction shall only result on the consent of the whole twelve. Such an act was in open violation to the constitution, and should be. looked into at once. No judge, who could do such a thing should be allowed to hold office." After considerable discussion the matter was referred to the Legal Aid committee with power to act It was decided that the leaguer should be incorporated and the directors were authorized to make out the necessary papers. Howard's Case Again Continued. The case against Matt Howard for carrying a deadly weapon was continued again yesterday, on the request of the prosecntlon. to to-morrow. 3Ir Buckley, the chief witness for the prosecution is on a trip to the States, Judge Wilcox said he proposes to continue this case from time to time until " something turns up." 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