With all testimony in, the polyglot Honolulu jury trying Lieut. Thomas Hedges Massie, U. S. N.. his mother-in-law and two naval enlisted men for second-degree murder, was left last week with a split-second blind spot on the actual killing of Joseph Kahahawai Jr., Hawaiian buck. Nowhere in the sworn evidence was an eye-witness account of all that happened that early January morning at Mrs. Granville Roland Fortescue's. Between the time Kahahawai, cowed by a revolver held by Lieut. Massie, allegedly confessed to the ravishment of Mrs. Thalia Fortescue Massie and a bullet,...

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