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r i, u- J. I If you want to day's News to day you can find It In THE STAR. THE HAWAIIAN STAR. The IlinvnllnnStnr Is (lie paper Hint goes liilo the best homes of llouoliilii T l "i s HONOLULU, H. I., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30. 1898. No. 2070 Trr ir v 1 . In urnivo lunnrtTiTinuv nimv muiunm Tfl lllllPniTTDIfiT I HMD I whvm ItCTillf fttflPflTP Silt HID IHIIIN H llHItO IrUniHIIUIW UH1I0 lUllinnUlU IU UmiUUIIIIinUI LtlUUIl Lllllllllliun LLLU liL uiiiul iiiu uul iuii nmiiiuuiun I t mi have been swelled by the legitimate needs. No Bnsis for the Charge That Goods Have Been Hushed In to Evade the Federal Customs. Bicycles FOR THE HOLIDAYS. AT SPECIALLY LOW PRICES TO REDUCE STOCK. SUPREME coritT sustains circuit judge. Terry Had Authority to Punish for Contempt, and the Sentences Were Properly Worded. E Id r edge Victor, Elfine, The feelings of tlie mercantile com- liiiinitv have, not been molilied by the reply to the letter of Inquiry as to lm sis for the charge that foreign goods were being rushed into Hawaii, pay ing the law Hawaiian duty, to after wards find a market on the mainland They feel that the damage has been ilnnn. That thev have neen given n reputation in the United States which thev do not deserve. One prominent merchant sp.'aklu on the subject said such a scheme was impossible from the fact that there was not storage warehouse room ncre for the (roods. A large part, 01 me increase In customs receipts this year over last was accounts for by the large importations of plantation n.a chinery and material for irrigation plants, due to the development 01 me sugar industry and opening up of new plantations. But tin; orders for tills machinery and material went lor ward nearly a year ago, and much of It was actually on the ocean before annexation. The increase In customs receipts this year over last are not proportion ately greater than those of last year over the year before. The increase lias been steady throughout the j ear. Kvery months receipts have been lar ger than those of the corresponding month last year. The receipts for November wore $05,'J07.ni, and for December they will bo $105,0(10. "We therefore hold that Judge Ter ry, when lie issued these mittimuses, was acting by authority of law in a judicial capacity. We hold that the petitioner is lawfully held, and that the writ should lie discharged." U. S. LAWS TO HE EXTENDED TO Til 12 ISLANDS. 11111 to be Introduced Into lloth Hous es December 20th to Prohibit all Contract Immigration. OPPOSITION TO COMMISSIONERS' REPORT. The Clause Providing That the Go ernor Shall Appoint Principal 0111 cers Meets With Disapproval. ASTOlt BATTERY FEASJS. Juvenile and Juvenile Tandem, Grawford AND Crawford Ghainless Celebrates Thanksgiving Day in True American style. MANILA, November 28. Kdltor Star: Thanksgiving day as enjoyed by the Astor battery in the Philip pine Islands was very pleasing and en tirely satisfactory to the members of the battery. The thanksgiving feast in magnificence was far bevoud the expectations of the boys. A large ta ble was set up over the entire length of three rooms on the upper floor of the building occupied by the Astor battery, which for the period of the dinner was transferred into a banquet hall. 1 lie surroundings were ornatt with flowers galore. A variety of delicacies and sweets were abundant ly spread over the table. The dinner was begun after a speech in honor of the day had been made. American patriotic airs were sung while the din ner was going on. Manhattan cock tails were plentiful. They served as an elegant appetizer. Monition, sea rood, nig and turke.y, roast, pluni- rtutt and' various fruits were among the many eatables. A fair miautitv of dark brew beer was also on hand. Well nigh toward the conclusion of the dinner, n few sensations were cre ated which pleased the boys, who re- spomied with cheers and rah-rahs. The strains of a Filipino band playing in an adjoining room were delightful ly enjoyed by all present. The day with its numerous goodly forthcom ings was a success at the barracks. Arthur a. pieirs, Astor Battery, Manila, P. T. CAPTAIN" NICHOLS. Captain Nichols, formerly in com mand of the llcnnington, and so well known and popular here, is a through passenger on the City of Peking. He is going to .Manila to take command of the Monadnock, succeeding Captain uniting, who goes to the Haltiniore. That is the meat of the decision fil ed by the supreme court this morning In the habeas corpus case 01 ueorge .. Davis, committed last week by Cir cuit Judge Terry to ten days impris onment and a line of $50 for contempt of court. The opinion is by Chief Justice .Tudtl and is concurred by by Justice Whit ing and T. M. Hatch, sitting in place of Justice Frcar. The court educes this general rule from the case: "A circuit judge acting by authority of law in a judicial capacity has tne right to punish for a contempt of court. A fine for contempt, of court having been imposed and not paid, the offender may be imprisoned until it is paid." In the decision, the court first re views the mittimuses and the petition for habeas corpus, wherein it is claim ed that Judge Terry, sitting as he was in chambers, had not the power to summarily adjudge the petitioner as guilty of contempt, and that, the hrst sentence, the fine, was void on account of uncertainty. The court says: "It is unnecessary to comment up on the right of every superior court of record to punish for contempt of its authority as inherent and essential to its existence and protection and to the due administration of justice, be cause this power is limited by the statutes of this country. (Here fol low authorities). The court from this point argues up on the general line that Judge Terry sitting to hear the exceptions of the petitioner, was acting under the au thority set forth in Section 74 of the Act to lteorgnnize the Judiciary De partment, that is, to allow and sign the exceptions or refuse to do so. In the discharge of such duties his au thority is not limited, whether presid ing at regular terms or at chambers. Treating the second point raised the court says: "As to the right of the judge to impose a line and order the contempor to lie imprisoned until the fine is paid there is abundant au thority." (Here follow authorities). "It seems to us also that both of these contempts were in facie curiae The obnoxious bill of exceptions was read to the judge. The second con tempt was language addressed to :hi' judge, and was far more serious in its nature. "It is the duty of tills court to see to it that the several judges and mag istrates of this republic ar,- protected in the exercise of their judicial duties and their valid judgments respected. "We hold that the petitioner is law fully held, and that the writ should be discharged." Following the reading of this deci sion in open court this morning, Mr. Davis arose and raised the point that lie could not legally be held in a con vict's prison. Chief Justice Jildd re plied that the station house and Oahu prison were the only places available to the court. Mr. Davis will make a new appeal to the supremo court on this ground. WASHINGTON, December 19. In both houses tomorrow 11 bill to extend tlie labor laws over the Hawaiian Is lands will be introduced. Tlie bill was prepared by the department of labor and deals with that subject alone, tlie exclusion provision being left in the general bill. Senator Per- kins will place the 1)111 before the sen- ate and llarhain before the house. The 1 bill provides that all the laws and regulations of the United Stntes now in force in regard to immigration In cluding the act approved February 20, 18S5, entitled "An act. to promnit tne importation and immigration of for eigners and aliens under contract or agreement to perform labor in tlie United States, its territories anil tne District of Columbia," and the acts nmeiidatory thereof and supplementa ry thereto, are hereby extended to anil over the Island of Hawaii and nil ad- iacent Islands and waters of the Is lands ceded to the United States by the government, of Hawaii and ncecpt cd by tlie joint resolution of Congress approved July 1, ISiiS. HAWAIIAN CAULK. Will lie Considered Knrly in January of 1800. DOIEKS (IIIWMKN i RANTED HAltKAS CORPUS. More Cases for the Supreme Court Sixty-six Persons Present Their Pleas. WASHINOTON. December 20. Con sideration of the Hawaiian cable bill. which was reported lu the house last session, is promised for early in Jan uary. Tlie bill is that in the interest of the Scryniser corporation, and pro vides for the building of a cable by way of Hawaii to Japan. 'I'o offset this measure. Corliss of Michigan today put before the house a bill which puts in the hands of the President power to construct a cable from the United States to Hawaii and the Philippines and thence to Japan or such other islands as lie may select to touch. After the completion of the cable it is to be put under the control of the postmaster general. The Scryniser bill carries a $200, 000 b.imis. and lias the entire endorse ment of the committee which report ed it. The committee has authorized its chairman, Hepburn, to press for early consideration, and as a day has been set aside for the work of the commerce committee during the first week of January, the measure is cer tain of a speedy hearing and determi nation in the house. Senator McRride of Oregon has in troduced an amendment making As toria the terminus of the telegraph line instead ofian Francisco. WASHINOTON, December 14. As sociated Press dispatch. Considera tion of the Hawaiian government bill will be begun soon after Christmas, according to the plans of the House commit t tec on territories, which to day took up the discussion of tlie measure. The bill was' referred to a sub-eomiuitlee and will be ghen a most thorough going over before it ignin comes to light. In the sub- committee there developed today de- ided ob lection to several of the plans of the commission as crystallized in tlie bill. One of the most objectionable elans es that which gives to the governor of the new territory the appointment of the judges of the court. This is not going to conic out as it is, for the rea son that some of the members believe it is a plan to continue in otllce the men now at the head of affairs in the Islands. There is a feeling thai there must lie first a thorough Americaniza tion of tlie Islands before the appoint ments shall go to residents, or If the natives are to be put In complete pow er in the group the places should be filled by election. Another clause which lias given rise to much comment in the committee is that providing property qualification for voting for the fourteen members of the senate. There will be education- al qualifications perhaps, but it is safe to say the property clause will fail, the house will tomorrow take up the hie house will tomorrow take up the consideration of Dingley s bill, mak ing all the etistoms laws of the United States apply to Hawaii. This measure introduced by him yesterday is inten ded to shut off undue importations to the Islands during tlie discussion of the government bill. The reports which come to members of Congress tell of an immense increase in the im portations from the Orient to Hawaii. The article In the Chronicle calling at tcntiou to the plan of the Japanese la bor companies and planters of the Is lands, bv which coolies will be brought into the Islands with the in tent to invade the contract labor law. has aroused much interest in the ex tension of these laws, and officials will be sent over at once to prevent anv infraction. Of the 93 Chinese brought by tho Doric 27 were premlttcd to land by Speclal Agent Jlrown. The remainder of the batch, 00 souls, were rejected. Tills morning Ng Fawn, Chinese merchant, made oath before the Chict Justice that .'ID of these men were to be deported out of the country on tho Doric by Collector McStoeker before writs of habeas corpus in their eases could be Hied. The court immediate ly issued an order for the arrest ot the persons named and they were ta ken into custody by Deputy Marshal Chillingworth. A short time later two petitions for habeas corpus calling for all of tho men rejected, were approved by tho Chief Justice. Magoon & Stlliman and Robertson & Wilder are attorneys for the petitioners. The order commands that the bodies of the men be produc ed before the supreme court at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. It. was served on Collector McStoeker just before the Doric sailed, whereupon tho additional lot of 27 persons went to quarantine. HY T1IK PKKINO. The Peking brought a number of kaiiiaaiiias to Hawaii's shores. Promi nent among these were John Kna anil wife. Dr. and Mrs. llur.iphris, Archie: Gilfillan and Marshal and Mrs. Brown. All have evidently been improved by their trips abroad. DIED AT WAILUKU. Mrs. Lizzie Rodgers died nt Wailu ku, Maui, at 10 o'clock last Monday morning. She had been ill in tho hospital there for some weeks. Tho deceased was a sdster of the Devauch elle boys of Honolulu. PAUL NEUMANN. LA II AINA MARKSM EX. LA1IAIXA, December 2!). The La haina Citizens (iuard lias finished its shoot for tlie marshal's burs, and is entitled to three gold, five silver and three bronze liars. RELATED CHRISTMAS TREE. Exercises of a St. Andrew's Sunday School. NAVAL STATION AT (IUAM. The llcnnington to Survey the Har bor and Establish Rarracks. SHOOT AMERICAN POWDER. A number of officers of the Italian war ship Etna visited the rifle range at Kakauko yesterday afternoon and asked permission to try their luck. They were supplied with rifles and am munition by Sergeant Elvin. Several of them proved excellent shots on the 110 yard range. Iled Seal. Life and Fire Insurance Agents E5F AGENTS Fon NEW ENGLAND MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO, MESSENGER SERVICE. Honolulu Messenger Service deliver messages and packages. Telephone, 378. 0- ECONOMY FOR CHILDREN. First quality Vici kid Oxfords, nar- row square toes, patent lcatlier tips, spring heels, sizes 5 to 11, all widths, our price $1.00. FAIRCniLDS' SHOES. OF BOSTON. ETNA FIRE INSURANCE CO OF HARTFORD. CONN. AN ATTRACTIVE SIGHT. The millinery goods displayed at L. 1!. Kerr's big Queen street store is one of the most attractive sights in the city. Red Seal. Christinas tree exercises of the Sec oud Congregation, St. Andrew's ca thedral, last evening, went off most pleasantly. The tree, which was very beautifully decorated and lighted, stood in the center of the large Sun day school room. On either side near the walls were seats for the audience. About 200 people were present. At 7 o clock tne tree was lignted. A moment later the pupils of the Sun day school filed in to mnreh music. Forming n circle around the tree a pretty Christinas carol was sung by the classes. Wray Taylor was organ ist. Rev. Alex. Mackintosh was in chargeof the proceedings. As soon as the carol was finished sleigh bells were heard, and in walked Santa Clans1 (If. M. von Holt) and Mo ther Gooe (Mis Frankn Godfrevl. Each carried packs of presents, and the tree was also loaded. Kvery child received something. Singing 'of the doxolngy closed the program. ROWELL'S EARTHQUAKES. Earthquakes are of frequent, occur rence lu Honolulu just now. Eerv hour in the day there is an ominous silence. That is the way It is, and will be, while Rowell is blasting coral out of the Richards street wharf slip. First Hawaiian Citizen to Practice Re fore the Supreme Court. Paul Neumann, former attorney general of Hawaii, is the Hrst adopted citizen to avail himself of the privi lege of practicing before the United States supreme court. He was given a reception when he was admitted to practice. Neumann was registered from the "Territory of Hawaii." AMERICAN MESSENGER SERVICE. Masonic Temple. Telephone 441. TNTERKSTING HEADING. Everyone should read what L. II. Kerr has to say in his advertising space in this Issue. It is of Interest to consumers. WASHINGTON, December 22 Guam will very soon be a naval station with a station vessel, coal pile and garrison of marines. Orders which are now on the wav to the Reiiuingtou direct the gunboat to proceed to Guam and to make a survey or the harbor. Such instructions are contained in the or ders as will give authority to the com mander to locate a proper place for unloading coal and for the const ruc tion of such barracks as will sulllce for a small detachment of marines as may be sent to the island by Admiral Dewey. At the same time orders have been "dispatched to the Voseinite. one of the auxiliarv cruisers ordered to convey recruits to Manila for the ves sels of the fleet, and this vessel is to be constituted the station ship of the newly designated station. The Yoemite will be used not only as a cruiser on duty at Guam and for the purpose of making surveys there, but will be of service In carrying de tails and dispatches from the station to the main station of the Oriental fleet, which will continue to have its headipiarters at Manila. Orders sent recently to the Rrutus to carry a load of coal from Manila to Guiiin were scut with the idea of es tablishing n point of supply for ves hels which will be sent back and forth across the Pacific, which will be of value, as some of the best cruisers will be detached from Dewey's squadron soon for dispateli to Mare Island for overhauling. THE PURLIC CONCERT. Last night's concert on the hotel grounds was one of the swellcst milsi cales attempted by the baud lu a great while. All tlie selections were good. Six airs, three in English and three in Hawaiian, were presented by the four young ladies, now auxiliaries of the band. An immense crowd heard the music. Just before the Star Spangled llnrner the Italian anthem, was played as a compliment to the of ficers and men of the Etna. HOI1SON TOMORROW. Hero of Santiago to Arrive Here on the Gaelic. Fine Repair Work When your Bicycle, Gun, Typewriter, or any article of fine mechanism, needs repairs, bring it to us and we will malcq it as good aa new. ...... We employ only tho best skilled help, guarantee all work, and call for and de liver it to any part of the city. PEARSON & HOBRON 312 Fort Street. Telephone 505. Red Seal. POINTS OF MERIT. Strong, durable, easy running, simple in attachments, all the result of constant study for many years, of men who have made a life study of perfecting the Singer sewing ma chine. With few equals It has no superior, and is sold as low as any other first class sewing machine. Buy a Singer and you tako no chances. If you doubt our word ask your neighbor who has been using n Singer for the past ten or twenty years. For sale by B, Bergcrson, agent, Bethel street. . COKELEY GRAY Is the latest In picture mouldings. King Bros, have an elegant assort' ment of all sorts of tho latest novel ties in mat papers and framing ma terials, personally selected by Will C. ; King. SYMPTOMS OF PNEUMONIA. Tains in tlie chest when a person has a cold indicate a tendency toward pneumonia. A piece of flannel damp ened with Chamberlain's Pain Balm, and bound on the chest over the seat of the pain will promptly relieve the pain nnd prevent the threatened at tack 01 pneumonia, this same treat ment will cure n lame back in a few hours. Sold by nil druggists nnd dealers. Benson, Smith & Co., whole sale agents for tho Hawaiian Islands. - OPEN TO CONVICTION. Anyone who Is open to conviction as regards the merits of different makes or bicycles are requesteu xo call at our salesrooms and allow us to explain why the STERLING Is the best wheel on earth. Pnclflo Cycle and Manufacturing Company, agents. Red Seal. FRESH IMPORTS. By the S. S. Australia, Camarlnos re ceived cherries, rhubarb, asparagus, celery, cauliflower, fresh salmon, crabs, flounders, oysters (In tins nnd shel) , npples, grapes figs, lemons. Burbank potatoes, pnro olive oil, dried fruit, new crop of nuts, raisins, etc. California Fruit Market, King Street. NO RECEPTION. President and Mrs. Dole will not give the usual reception on New Year s day nt the Executive nulliling. CHRISTMAS CANDIES. Chur.ili fairs, festivals, socials nnd candy dealers supplied with tlie pur est gooijs at bottom prices. New Eng. land Bakery nnd Candy Company. WE WOULD HAVE YOU REMEMBER That a special sale of handkerchiefs and gloves is now in progress nt Snchs store. A dozen nice embroidered or hemstitched handkerchiefs or n hnlf dozen pairs of kid gloves makes a use ful present and Is always appreciated. VERDICT RENDERED. The unanimous verdict of the gen- eral nubile is: "After careful exam ination, wo are forced to give our ver. d et, n favor of The iloliien nine 11a zaar for hnving the best line of up-to-date books In Honolulu, nnd the best plnco to buy anything In the way of dolls and toys, verdict unanimous. PAPER FLOWER MATERIALS. New stock of plain nnd erepo tls sue naners nnd materials for paper flower work. Wire forms for electric light and lamp shades. King Bros, nrt store. Lieutenant Richmond P. Hobson, na val constructor and hero of the fleet campaign before Santiago, will arrhe. by the Gaelic tonight, on his way to Manila. He goes to Manila to super intend the reconstruction of some ot the essels sunk by Admiral Dewey on May 1st last. Lieutenant Ilobsnu's brave exploit in sinking the Merriiuae in the chan nel to Santiago harbor is remember ed by all. I!y this act he received in ternational applause and was even complimented y Admiral Cervera, the commandant of tlie Spanish fleet there "bottled up." Honors have since been showered upon the young hero 'all ov er the country. Honolulu will not be behind In re ceiving Hobson. He will be entertain ed by Minister Sewall at the United States legation, by the Otllcers Club, and by the Pacific club of the city. Arrangements to that end are being made this afternoon by the two or ganizations named. Glance at our Windows; they tell of Christmas. MclNERNY'S SHOE STORE. Red Seal. BUSINESS MEN'S MEMO. Friday, December 30, 1808. Scnled tenders received by Minister of the Interior until noon, December 31, 189S, for the construction of a road from Ilnchue towards S. Koliala. Sealed tenders will be received or the Minister of Public Instruction un til Monday, January 2, 1809, for two room school house, at Wninkea-kal, Hllo, Hawaii. Sealed tenders, received tiy tno Minister of the Interior until noon of January 3, 1890, for the construction , m -T 1 l...l...1..,lnn 01 n ronn irom uoiioniu iu niumuiuuu, Maul. Sealed tenders received by the Mln- Isterof the Interior until noon of Jan uary 3, 1809, for the construction of a from Nnlilku landing. Sealed tenders for the, consi ruction of a masonry tower for the Diamond Head light, received by the Minister ot Interior, until noon, .Tnnunry 10, 1899. Sealed fenders for 11 pumping plant for Honolulu received by the Minister of Interior, until noon, February 21, 1899.