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THE LAW OF NATIONS
I'M) lit IT HONOLULU COCLI
not in: iio.iinAiinED.
Pnulle IliilldluisH of All Kind
.Hunt bo Snored and ItellKloim
Tlioro is so muah idlo talk
going on in tho city at present
ubout tho possible bombardment
of Honolulu nnd otltor dire dis
asters which are prognosticated
rr tho outcome of tho present
diplomatic difficulties with Japan,
that tho Bulletin is impelled io
publiuh the following for general
information, showing that under
the recoguized rules of modern
warfnro this city could never bo
bombarded or besieged under any
The "laws of war," as at pre
sent formulated by tho civilized
nations, forbid tho use of poison
against tho enemy; murder by
treachery, as, for example, as
suming the uniform or displaying
the flag of a foe;tho murder of those
who have surrendered, whether
upon conditions or at discretion;
declarations that no quarter will
bo given to an enemy; the uso of
such arms or projectiles as will
cause unnecessary pain or suffer
ing to an enemy; tho abuse of a
flag of truco to gain information
concerning an enemy's position;
all unnecessary destruction of
property, whethor public or pri
vate. They also doclaro that only
fortified places shall be besieged,
open cities or villages not to be
suujeot to siege or bombardment;
thnt public buildings of whatover
character, whether belonging to
church or state, shall be spared;
that plundering by private soldiers
or their offieors shall be consider
ed iiiadmissable; that prisoners
shall be treated with common
humanity; that the porsonal effects
and private property of prisoners,
excepting their arms and ammu
nition, shall be respected; that tho
population of an enemy's
country shall be considered
exempt from participation in the
war, unless by hostile acts they
provoke the ill will of the enemy.
Personal and family honor and
the religious convictions of an in
vaded people must bo respected
by tho invaders, and all pillage by
repular troops or thoir followers
SEWAI.I, IS MINlSfEII.
Among the nominations sent to
the Senate by President Mckinley
on April 22 was:
Hmiolo M. Sewall of Maine
to be M mister to Hawaii.
A Washington dispatch of tho
same ditto says:
"The appointment of Harold
M. Sewall of Maine as Minister
o Hawaii has bolstered up the
hopes of tho annexationists aud
thcoo v ho favor a continuance of
the reciprocity treaty with tho isl
"Mr. Srtwall has beon all along
an advocate of tho annexation of
the islands, and his choico for tho
poSt of Minister is believed by
those who favor that settlement of
the question to bo an indication
of tho policy of tho Administra
tion." Till: I'LAKII11 UlLIIMOKE.
To tnke llio I'lilLdclitlila'f
Washington, April 24. Tho
cruiser Bultimoro, which has 'un
dergone a thorough overhaul
ing at Maro Island Navy
Yaid, will become the flagship of
tho Pacific station early this sum
mer in place of the Philadelphia,
now lKum Admiral Beardsleo's
flag in tho harbor of Ho
nolulu. Tho chango will tako
place in July whon Ad
miral Millor relievos Admi
ral Beardsleo of tho oommaud of
the station. The Philadelphia
requires extousivo lopairo and
will bo laid up at Maro island.
LATEST FOREIGN NEWS
uiii:i:ci: iiAt'ri:iti: myiuhkiiy a.id
MEMACEU WITH INVOLUTION
Terrible Flood In Oklnlioiita Oilier
Iiiiicrluiil Intelligence Irciu
THE EASTEK.V WAH.
Greeca Warte d Itlslit uiul Left 111 llio
Nothing but disaster is report
ed of the Grooiau arms in latest
accounts from tho soot of war.
Athens is oxcitod terribly. A
mob stoned tho palace of King
M. Hanotaux, tho Fronch For
eign Minister, has urged tho Turk
ish Embassador to advise tho Sul
tan to hold out tho olivo branch to
Greece, and if the Turkish troops
went further France would be
compelled to come forward as the
defendor of tho Christian cause.
In that event, said At. Hanotaux,
Turkey would havo the most
reason to regrot the intervention
of the powers, which would not
serve as a prop for tho Ottoman
Empire. It is understood that M.
Hanotaux expressed the earnest
hopothat the Turkish Government
would not make tho serious mis
take of increasing tho difficulties
of the task of Europe.
Orders havo beon issuod for
further detachments of French
infantry to bo ready to leave for
Crete at a moment's notice. '
The Greek Ministry is liable to
fall, under tho pressure of popular
While the mob stoned the
palace they cried: "Down with
the King! Down with Prince
Constantino! Givo us a republic I
An address from tho Opposi
tion party appeals to tho populace
to maintain order.
Italy has ordered throo power
ful vessels to Epirus to protect
Italian iutorosts. It is belioved
at Homo that tho Powers will in
tervene between Turkey aud
Greece nftor tho Turks occupy
King Goorgo is credited with
desiring to abdicate in favor of
his second son, Princo Georgo.
Humors that Crown Prince
Constantino had been recalled
from the head of tho army Dy
royal decree aro contradicted.
The Greeks have beon put to
wild rout in a battlo in Epirus,
flying in confusion from Larissa.
James Brooks, a ranch laborer
in Fresno county, Cal., shot and
perhaps fatally wounded Mrs.
David Quails and hor stepdaugh
ter, then set flro to the houso and
the barn, shutting himself up in
the barn to bo burned to a charred
There is war betwoen tho
Knights and tho American Feder
ation of Labor.
The agony in Kentucky is over
by tho ohoice of W. J. Doboo, a
compromise candidate, for United
States Senator. Ho was supported
by tho Republicans in solid block.
Lieut. Geo. A. Calhoun, U. S.
N., died suddenly at Now York.
Guthrie in Oklahoma has been
flooded, scores porishiug in tho
waters. A wall of water, six to
eight feet high aud a milo wide,
burst on tho wostoru part of tho
town without warning, at uunriso
on April 28. Part of tho town
was wiped out.
The people in tho Canadian
valley had been praying for rain,
and it came in cloudbursts, ao
companied with lightning, aud
rending away dams tho flood
careered on a track of devastation.
A Bchoolhouso for colored children
at El Bono was struck by light
ning and 50 children wore iujurod.
Quoen Viotoria is on the way
homo from Italy.
The heresy charges against
Rev. John Watson, D. D., "Ian
Maolaron," have been thrown out
by a committee of tho Presby
torion Synod of England.
DANCER OF THE TREATY
vow nnri'i. opposition to 111:011
itoctrv ami sntu.vu ii:i'i:nsi:.
Ilftculuii oii lni-iloii oT Abmuiitloii
by I'nrlir Hill-Mr. Iliiimtuu
IxNiii'K n Itlnulfcilo.
Lorrin A. Thurston has sub
mitted to tho Senate finance com
initteo a statement of tho reasons
why the Hawaiian reciprocity
treaty ought not to bo abrogated
by tho tariff bill aud why it should
not, on its merits, bo abrogated ut
It would be a violation of a
solemn treaty to imposo duties on
Hawaiian goods now freo by tho
There is no overwhelming ne
cessity shown for immediate
action of so grave a oharactor.
The imposition of duties would
disarrange und confuse all of tho
mercantile aud financial relations
between tho United States and
Being a rovenuo measure the
tariff bill should not bo compli
cated by tho importation into it of
far-reachiug questions of foroign
What tho fuluro policy of tho
United Statos toward Hawaii
should bo is a question of tho first
importance and of broad national
Mr. Thurston argues the groat
importanco of tho American con
trol of Hawaii, and concludes aB
"If the treaty is abrogated, Ha
waii will bo freo to make such ar
rangements with other countries
as circumstances may require.
Strong and steadfast as is the
American feeling in Hawaii, if
tho island products are
barred out of the Amoricnn mark
et by a practically prohibitive
duty, they will bo compelled, in
order to avoid ruin to thoir chief
industries, to seek a markot in
Australia, Cauada and Eng
land, and will bo freo l
offer in compensation for
spocial trado privileges accorded
to Hawaii tho rights aud privi
leges heretofore accorded to the
United States and now exclusive
ly hold by it under tho terms of
the existing troaty."
Henry T. Oxnard, who is in
Washington opposing tho troaty,
says there will bo no mnro money
put into boot sugar in California
uuloss the troaty bo abrogated.
A Washington dispatch of
April 28 says thuro is no provision
in tho tariff bill, as it stands, for
tho abrogation of tho Hawaiian
Republican leaders in tho Sou
ate had concluded that to incor
porate tho Hawaiiau clause in tho
bill would delay and perhaps en
danger tho measure.
Useless the Demoorata would
forco tho uccnptauco of the clause
it surely would bo omitted.
John D. Spreckols of San Fran
cisco was hourly oxpocted in
Washington. Ho was ropnrtod to
bo coining to tako up tho fight
against tho Hawaiian troaty.
Tho bill is now practically do
cided upon, though sugar, wool,
cotton aud tobacco are held hack.
The fear of speculative offoct has
causod this. It is said that no
chango has beon mado in the
sugar sohodulo oxcept to chango
the basis from 90 to 00 polariza
tion test and the rule to .150 in
stead of .163.
Senator Perkins introduced in
the Souato tho petition of tho
Chamber of Comraerco, Sau Frau
cisco, agaiust tho abrogation of
tho treaty, and iwkdd that it bo
printed. Ho also introduced an
other of tho Hiiinc ttuiui, nigned
by 10 firms of Sau Fruucisco aud
other Coast towns.
It is rumorod that tho buyiug
Into tho California beet sugar in
dustry, by Searles for tho Trust
from Glaus Sprockets, has for its
Continued on 4th Page.
IN THE HIGHER COURTS
rwo .utitirs tiiyimj 'ai:s in'
l'nr.or Siillon .lliiy Iln Tiled llilw
Term I'd mid .lln In Two
Year, for Cucllio.
On motion of the Attorney
Genoral, a nolle prosequi was
granted by Judgo Perry this
morning in behalf of Halvorson,
charged with a felonious offense.
Uroighton for the defendant.
The case against J. 13. Sutton,
purser of the steamer Alameda,
for r piii ai in posbcasion, caino up
on a motion of E. P. Dole, Deputy
Attorney General, that it bo placed
on tho caloudar for this
term. Mr. Neumann for tho de
fendant objected, stating that the
Attorney G nernl h.ul no right
to have tno case placed on tho
calendar after tho term had be
gun. Ho argued that it should
bo hoard in the August term.
Judge Perry ordered the caso
placed on the calendar subject to
argument of counsel aud decision
later whethor tho cade bo lietrd
11. V. Holt vs. Goo Kim is on
trial beforo Judgo Porry by tho
following mixed jury: H. P.
Paulo, S. dtoue, E. O. White,
Win. Kekihi, T. P. Cummins, F.
S. Lyui'iu Jr., Mokuahi, J. M.
Tracy, J. L. I'orbert, G. U. Keo
maka, C. Hustaco Jr., C. H. Clapp.
It is a ens of ejectment for laud
at Niukukiihi, WrdkiLi. Rosa for
phin:ilf: Kobuitsou and Wood for
defendant. This is a uew trial
ordorcd by the Supremo Court.
W. P. Morrow is ou trial for
gross cheat beforo Judge Carter
by tho fo.lowiug jury: Louis
Siogor, R. B Fiuucli, M A Gon
salves, .J W Grace, Tlioi Ktug, T
S Uouglaj, C F lurray.S I Shaw,
C L Brown, E U H'odeliouse,
Frank Gortz, J W Roborlsou.
Tho charge iu particular is selling
a mixture of poi aud molassod to a
Chiimmiii) for opium aud gotliug
.0 for a certain quantity of the
stuff. Deputy Attorney General
E P Dole for tho prosecution; O.
Creighton for the defeudaut.
W. J. Coolho, convicted of em
bezzlemeut of Distiict Couit
funds wnilo clerk of thit tribunal,
was sentenced by Judge Cartor
this mot uiug to iuiprisoument ut
hard labor for two ytare. Attor
ney Creighton stated ho was not
yet ready to argao tho motion for
a now trial.
HUAtUIIY 111' .HIE.
Jlr Cmi.e Much Ilnlnr In IliillilliiK
Kiitl .11111 Oiiurnllou..
For tho past two or threo weeks
tlioro has boon a groat scarcity of
lirao in tho local market aud
merchants and others havo been
borrowing from onn another right
nnd left to tide ovor their shortage
aud keep things going until tho
steamship Altmoieof tho Purtlau.l
Hue arrives. Tins vessel, already
overdue, is supposed to hitvo
about 4000 barrels of this uoces
sary article iu her capacious hold,
and plautatiou mini, contractors
aud huilders are uoxiou-tly wait
ing for tho unuouiiujinout of hor
Owing to tho impossibility of
obtaining lime aud the no 11 arrival
of some heavy bolts, tho work of
preparing tho foundation for tho
uew Eiva pumping station wus
shut down this morning and
Foreman John Cardou came to
town. Some idea may bo formed
of the amount of labor required in
making foundations for this big
pumping plaut from tho statement
of Mr Cardou that there is more
miiHon work to bo dono than on
tho now Hi 0 station.
Lime is also usod extensively
in sugar mills, and if tho proseut
scarcity is not relieved soon thero
will bo more trouble than iu tho
Both tho Circuit Court judges
aro hearing jury trials.
OUR TRADE WITH HAWAII
Tin: stw ritt.vt-isco romitix
sounds a noii: av vahmg.
United Miilr. ?lul ,.t I'crrt that
IIuuhII Id I'ximii-iI In Ilioigen
I 'I hut rhrentcu Her Exigence.
The following is taken from tho
editorial columns of tho San
"Wliilo the United States is
collecting bills of Turkey by the
somewhat especial process of
special Ambassador, it will not
probably forget that Hawaii is ex
posod to dangors that threaten her
existenco as a nation. Tho an
nouncement of an American poli
cy in respect to tho islands would,
probably ward off theso dangers..
The action of our Government in
tho last four years has given Jap
an to understand that no very
vigorous protest would bo mado
agaiust tho acquisition of the isl
ands by tho Japauoso Govern
ment. To loso Hawaii now would
bo to lose a State whose interests
are closely identified with our
own. Almost tho outiro trade of
Hawaii comes to the United
States. In 180G tho islands ini
poited goods to tho nmouut of
S7,lu'l,5lil, of which S5,101,208
wore exports from tho United
States and mostly from California.
Hawaiian exports for the yoar
amounted to $15,515,230, of which
the United States took $15,400,
19S. Of this whole trado, both
exports and imports, 82 per cent
was carrid ?u vers'il'i flying the
"Of course, the freo admission
of Hawaiian sugar uuder the
treaty of reciprocity accounts for
the preponderance of Hawaiian
commerce with tbo Unitod Statos.
Reciprocity with Ha.ruii is by no
moans a one-sided affair. Ame
rican goods aro either imported
free or on such terms that they
hold the market. Our Canadian
friends arc not blind to the ad
vantages of this island trade. Re
presentatives of that Government
arc now iu Honolulu, Bouuding
the Hawaiian Government on a
proposition to admit Canadian
exports on tho samo terms as
Aiueiican exports ou condition
that Hawaiiau sugar is admitted
into Canada free. While Cauada
is bidding for tho trade of Hawaii,
there is a movoment in this
country to abrogate tho troaty
which has given the United States
the Hawaiian markot."
THE IIIAltOMl JUIIII.EE.
DI..nlon ii r M.-IIUh KclldcnU ef
British socioties in San Fran
cisco split into two irreconcilable
sections over tho celebration of
tho Diamond Jubilee. Ono of the
sectious will hold a celebration on
Juno 10, tho other ou June 21.
The former is ''omponed of tho
Hritisli lienevolonc Society, the
Caledonian Club and the St. An
drew's Society, aud tho latter
of tho Sons of St. George, tho
Daughters of St. Georgo and the
Thistle Club. The dispute that
caused tho split was over tho dis
position of a surplus fund from
tho colouration of the golden
jubileo, or fiftieth aunivorsary oE
the Queen's roigu, iu 1887. Thero
is $7000 iu it, und the interest
therefrom has for some years
been divided amnuc tho socioties
l for their benevolent objects.
borne of tlio pooiotios desired that
tho monoy should bo used in
founding a hospital, aud others
opposed the idea.
British Couimissionor Hawes
will hold a reception ou tho 21th
iu honor of tho 78th birthday an
niversary of Quoen Victoria. A
general invitation will bo given
officially iu duo time. Tho Lega
tion may be temporarily situated
at Waikiki on ttio date, iu which
chho tho reception will bo held