WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 5.–9 p. m. To Secretary Atkinson, Honolulu: Ask of my friends to wait before coming to a conclusion until you receive a letter.
The thought shown above clarifies the news sent to the presses like that below:
WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 5.–Yesterday, Hawaiian Delegate to Congress, Prince Kuhio Kalanianaole was arrested for the offence of fighting, resulting from when he met with Charles Clarke. The fight grew from some personal matters between the two.
On being arrested, he said that he cannot be arrested being a member of Congress, and for that reason he refused to give bail to be released from staying in jail as he strongly demanded to be released without consideration of the bail.
His demands were not heeded and he was detained in a jail room that night and his food was coffee and some toast.
He was brought before the court this morning in the Black Maria with some other prisoners. The hearing of his case was postponed until Thursday morning.
This opponent of Delegate Kuhio is Attorney Clarke of Honolulu, the man who is was thought of as adviser and assistant for the Delegate, and he almost was selected, had the Delegate liked him; it was then that the Honolulu Traders Association will pay his wages.
It is said Mr. Clarke went to Washington by his own means, and here in Kaimuki lives his family.
(Kuokoa, 1/8/1904, p. 1)