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EVENING BULLETIN, MAY 81, 1895.
IMMNCi: CU1MIVS CASK.
licforo the Stiprviiit' Court
This Morning's Session.
The honorable Supreme Court of
the Republic of Hawaii met at 10
o'clock this morning to hear and
determine tho question whether I
"Prince Cupid" is legally confined '
in Oahu jail or not, or, in other I
words, whether tho late Military
Commission was a legally consti- i
tutcd body. i
Tho Government was represent-1
cd by Minister Thurston and Gen- '
oral Ilartwell, whilo attorney Stan
ley "watched the case," as they say
in the old country. The interests
of tho defendant wore looked after
by Paul Neumann.
After the usual preliminaries
Chief Justice Judd suggested that
tho salient point in tho petition
and answer to bo read, which was
Mr. Neumann opened his argu
ment by stating that ho proposed
to make bis remarks as short as
possible, reserving bis timo for tho
closing. The main points on which
Mr. Neumann relied were certain
provisions in tho constitution re
garding the powers and duties
of tho president anil commander-in-chief
in declaring martial law,
and others which declare that
no proclamation of tbe prcsi-
flont or nf mnrf.inl law p.'in
nullify or override the rights of
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trial by jury, habeas corpus, etc.,
granted by the constitution. Mr. ,
Neumann further argued
military power is at all times sub
servient to tho constitution, that
tho right of trial by jury was invio
late except in time of actual war,
that the proclamation of President
Dolo binds tho authorities to a
strict construction of its terms; that j
the offenso of misprision of treason
was not an infraction of the laws of
war and therefor not triable before
a military tribunal. Ho claimed
that tho Military Commission had
no jurisdiction over the prisoner or
tho crime whether the courts were
open or not, and, as tho courts were
open under the terms of President
Dole's proclamation, the case should
have been tried before a jury in the
regular way. Mr. Neumann wound
up his argument by claiming that
even if the Militrrj Commission
was a legally constituted body, it
had no right to go back and try al
leged offenses which wero commit
ted prior to tho outbreak of hos
tilities. Mr. Neumann's remarks occupied
about half an hour in their de
livery. Ho was followed by General
Hartwcll for the Government. Mr.
Hart well, in his opening, told tho
court what he know about the
rights of man as guaranteed by
the Constitution and thon gave his
views on tho crime of misprision
of treason, during which ho said
ho had a great deal more respect
for a man who would como out in
tho open and fight than for ono
who would stay at homo and sec
rotly plot against bis neighbor.
The learned countcl then gave tho
court a history of martial law and
habeas corpus since tho days of
Magna Charta from which he
argued that in case of necessity
military rule and law superseded
everything and that its power was
simply absolute, as was that of any
court created under it.
At a quarter to twolvo Mr. Hart
well asked the court to be allowed
to conclude his remarks aftea his
associate, Minister Thurstoji, had
argued, which was granted, and tho
court took a recess to 1:30 p. m.
After recess General Ilartwell re
sumed his argument. He referred
particularly to tho American civil
war and tho numerous military
trials which ensued therefrom, irml
cited numerous authorities in sup
port of his proposition that a mili-
tary court is paramount to any
other and may be retroactive or
otherwise as the commander-in-
chief may dictate. '
After speaking for ten minutes I
Mr. Ilartwell gave way to his asso
date, Minister Thurston, who was j
spcaking when our reporter
left. Mr. Thurston's lino of argu
ment was devoted more particularly
to the Hawaiian constitution and
laws bearing on tho matter at issue.
As far as tho argument has pro
ceeded there is little doubt that
Minister Thurston lmi taken ad
vantage of tho delay granted by
tho court to fortify himself with all
the legal authorities obtainablo
here that will help bis side of the
LOCAIi & GKNEKAIi NJRWS.
Evknino Bulletin, 50 cents
Lau In, a Chinese prisoner at
work in tho quarries, had his foot
injured this morning by a rock fall
ing on him.
Among tho distinguished visitors
in tho Supremo Court to-day were
Hon. Audley Coote and Mr. Hart
Lieut. J. W. Carlin, formerly
executive officer of tho old Van
dalia, has been made a commander
through tho death of Admiral
M. S. Levy will hold another
auction at his store on Fort street
Saturday evening. The bargains
obtained by those who attended
ia8t week may be repeated on this
United Carriage Co.'s stand, be
sides having superior hacks always
ready at the call of "290," furnishes
fine livery outfits at the shortest
notice good horses and nice car
riages, from buggy to wagonette.
W. It. Castle, W. N. Armstrong,
T F trSL Kffi!
Hatch, Editor Norrie, Deputy Mar
shall Brown and a number of other
prominent .peoplo wero interested
spectators of the Supremo Court
Tho funeral services over the
body of tho late Mons. Henri Leon
Verleyo took place at 3 o'clock this
afternoon. Representatives of the
government, the diplomatic and
consular corps wero present.
Solemn requiem mass was said by
The Messageries Maritime Steam
ship Co. is looking torward to the
establishment of' a now branch of
their lino of steamers. Tho routo
proposed is between Portland,
Oregon, to China, calling at Yoko
hama and Kobe, Japan. The
steamers are under tho French flag.
One of Niepcr's express wagons
collided with a dray in front of tho
Beaver saloon to-day, breaking the
singletrco of tho wagon. Tho driver
was pulled off his seat by the horse,
which would probably have caused
a runaway had not a passer-by
taken hold of the bridle and stop
Tho Timo will be issued to-morrow.
Tho proprietor has engaged
tho services of an artist who will
devoto his timo to illustrating ideas
that may be suggested for cartoons.
Tho first of the gentleman's work
has somo reforenco to the politics
of the country and in which tho
American League and the Planters
W. II. Rickard, Tom Walker and
E. C. Crick wero taken to tho Brit
ish consulate this morning in refer
ence to their claims to British pro
tection. Certain evidence has been
discovered tending to show that a
certificate of naturalization was is
sued to II. Rickard in 18S8
prior to his election to the legisla
ture. If this is the case he can
have no claims upon tho British
Government. Lord Klmberley in
giving his opinion of tho justice of
tho claims of tho several political
prisoners of English nationality was
under the impression that certifi-
ates had not been Usued and consc-
qucntly tho men wero htill subjects
of Great Britain. With this new
UlaClUsliru UlU uvuisiuu wi ijiiiu
Kimbcrley will probably ho re
versed. FOR SAL12.
A HORSE, BRAKE AND HARNESS
il 'for 8100. Apply at this Ollice.
Mat 2'.), JS!),').
If it bad not been for tbe cx-
collent quality of cofl'eo pr6
duccd in Kona, it is not likely
tbat foreigners would have
been induced to invest their
capital in lands in tbat district ,
nor would tbo building of a
'telephone line, such as the now
company proposes to construct, ,
have had an oxistenco oven on ,
paper. It's tbo fact tbat tbo
locality produced in a small '
way aud in tbe most primitive
manner an article which
caught tbe fancy of "canooz-
ers" in the mattor of coffee ;
tbey wanted more and they
wero willing to pay a good i
price, but there wore no means I
of getting it. Investigation '
demonstrated that tho land '
would produce an unlimited
quantity, but tbo peoplo in tbe
vicinity had not given tbo pro
per attention to the cultiva
tion, you all know the result, ,
foreign capital camo in and is
coining every day, and before (
another decade tbo production
of coffee will be a leading in- J
dustry of tbo islands and tbe
machinery used in pulping,
cleaning and putting it through i
tbe various processes necessary J
to make it marketable will i
come through us. And why?
Because we aro interested in
the coffee business; we know ,
what is wanted and we secure
the very latest improvements
in cofl'eo machinery. What is
good enough for ono man may
not bo good enough for anoth
er, butourstock of implements
for tho coffee business is good
enough for all. The industry
is still in its infancy and the
growers do not know thorn
selves just what they require,
but if they will comm'unicato
with us, we can give them tbe
The Helen Brewer brought
us what charcoal Irons will be
needed during the next few
months and tho price is just
what tho condition of affairs
hero warrants. There was a I
time, not many years ago, '
where a single charcoal iron
cost $5.00. In those days it
was a luxury to own one, now
it is a necessity and the low
price we charge for them en
ables every ono to have one.
We've never done much in
the way of Refrigerators be
cause the town seemed to bo
well supplied, but the pros
pects for a reduction in tbo
price of ico warrant our carry
ing a few to accommodate peo
ple who want a really superior
article something they may
depend upon to keep their
meats and vegetables in during
tho day and over night with
out spoiling. It took an East
ern man to devise something
a littlo better than any other
inventor could produce and
we sell thorn.
For peoplo who live out of
town and wish to maintain
their own tolepbono lines wo
wish to recommend our Long
Distance Telephone and Chica
go Magneto bells. With theso
instruments a conversation
may be carried on between
parties at almost an unlimited
distance from each other. Wo
have all tho necessary articles
used in tbe construction of pri
vate and public lines of tele
phones and can supply them
at the lowest rates.
Among tho articles received
by tho Helen Browor are Brass
Pipe Fittings Galvanized Pipe
.uui fittings and Genuine Now
Bedford Cordage. If you aro
interested in galvanized pipe
got a quotation from us.
E. O. Hall & Son,
Fort & Kinfr Streets.
lHove you seen tho latest
. THE CHAMOIS FIBRE
Used by all bress Makers' In the United States.
Hair Olotii! KCair OlotJti!
A. very scarce article. We have a limited supply.
The Corduroy Skirt Bindings!
No dress complete without it; we hare it in all colors.
IPeatlier Bone! ea-tlier Bone!
light, pliable, elastic Bone, just tbe thing for Wash Materials.
ORINOLINA! SKIRT WIRE!
SILESIAS, FEB0ALINK8 AND CAMBRICS in all Colors.
A Fall Line of DRESS MAKERS' FINDINGS always on hand.
3ST. S. SACHS,
Sao Fort St. - - HonoluLu
HIRES' ROOT BEER?
VruEetfc i f'& lift
Tliat's WTaat I Xjifce.
Everybody like HIRES' Boot Bkkr because it
gives everybody health as well as pleasure. It's tho purest
beverage that huaua skill can compound from the purest
ingredients of nature. There is not ono drop of anything
in this delicious temperance drink but what promotes good
health and happiness. It's del cious flavor is acquired by
the skillful blending of the most wholesome herbs, roots,
barks and berries, and not by essential oil and flavoring
extracts, of which the many counterfeit ' Root Beer" are
composed. A package of the Genuine
Hires' Root Beer
makes five gallons of good, pure, health-giving Root Beer.
B? Ask your storekeeper for it. Made
only by the Chahlxb E. Hires Co., Philadel
phia, U. S. A.
"I have used over fifty bottles of your Root Beor and always
have it on hand. Mrs. J. H. Walker, N. . Cor. R. R. Ave. &
Schiller St., Alameda, Gal., U. S. A."
"We havo used your Root Beor for several years and do not
bolievo it could bo excelled. D. Harmer, 2210 Hancock St.,
Phila., Pa.r U. S. A."
Hobron Drug: Company "Wholesale Druggist
Benson, Smith & Company " "
Hollistkr Druo Company, Ltd. .. . " "
Lewis & CoMrANY Grocer
PER S. S. "AUSTRALIA."
At the Beaver Saloon,
H. J. Nolte, Proprietor.
material for Skirt Linings?
FOR SAN FRANCISCO.
WILL LEAVE HONOLULU
rOB TUB ABOVE PORT OH
Monday, June 3,
AT 1 O'CLOCK P. M.
Tbe undersigned are now prepared to
Issue Through Tickets from this City to all
points in the United States.
For further particulars regarding
Freight or Passage, apply to
Wu. O. IRWIN Sc CO., L'd,
10-7t General Agents.
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