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THE PACIFIC COJDIEIJCIAL ADVKKTiSEll: J102s OIULU MARCH 16.
1895. CASE OF SCHOONER WAHLBERG. t aptain Martin Is Ia San tranciaco Bnt Refuses to Talk. co NT si jo i;k madk in ' t'i:r. Hchooner Held for IX-paitlng t a For eign Port Without Delivering Mani fest of Cro Important Trecedent Mkely to be Established by Trial. Sax Francisco, Mar. i!7. Captain Matthew Martin is In the city, and since receiving highly encouraging advice from Attorney E. P. Cole he doesn't care much who knows It. His wben-ahouts has not been before an nounced in the papers since the prompt seizure of the schooner H. C. WahT berg at San Diego February 13. This eklpper, who looks like a mild mannered but fetroug and courageous youug mariner, Is the captain and os tensible owner of the schooner which is supposed to have taken from this port to the Hawaiian Islands the rifles and munitions of war which armed the revolutionists of the Island repub lic. His sichooner remains under seizure by the Government with a customs inspector aud deputy marshal aboard of her as she rides at anchor In San Diego Bay. Since he is no longer afraid of arrest, Martin la mainly in terested in getting his schooner back without paying any heavy fines. Pending the recovery of the vessel he maintains a discreet silence concern ing the details of the mysterious aud undoubtedly highly interesting voy age of the H. C Wahlberg. The legal situation of the schooner was yesterday placed by Attorney Cole In a light quite different from that given by the prees dispatches of the last few days, which represented the schooner as having been seized for "violation of the neutrality laws" and being in danger of confiscation. In fact the schooner has not been seized for violating any neutrality laws and is not in danger of confisca tion. If Captain Martin would Ive Collector Fisher at San Diego $500 he could have his schooner and all would be over. He was badly scared at first, but finds that all he has to fight for is this $500. "Red Marti d, as he 13 known on the water front, is not an expert in international and admiralty laws, aud when the UuiUd States Government, represented by Collector Fisher, swooped down on bis mysterious craft when it auddeuly and quietly dropped into the southern port be scratched his head and with his crew took to the brusb, metaphorically speaking. A week ago he slipped back to San Francisco, and the other day he went to see Mr. Cole. Cole smoked several cigars while studying digests and re ports, and then told Martin that he was all right. Then Cole demanded by telegraph of Collector Fisher why the schooner H. C. Wahlberg was held. Fisher replied by wire and mall and wrote to Captain Martin the following notice, which explains the situation : "You are hereby notified that this office is. in possession of evidence to the effect that you have violated Sec tion 4197 of ttie Revised Statutes of the United States, viz.: by departing on a voyage to a foreigu port without delivering a manifest of all the cargo on board your echooner previous to her departure from the port of San Francisco,. Cal., on November 23, 1&94, and for which you are liable to a pen alty of $500. If the amount of this fine Is not paid within ten days from date hereof the matter will bo report ed to the United States attorney for prosecution. Respectfully yours John C. Fisher " Consul Wilder ana tue Hawaiian 1 Government are supposed to be after the enterprising schooner, and will liKely furnish evidence aud stimulus for a prosecution. The case may be come a celebrated one, and may fur nish another Important precedeuteven if the matter Itgally involved is only a 500 fine. The little schooner, which Is fifty feet long and can carry twenty seven tons, used to be a sealer belonging to J. W. Crew. The crew libeled her for wages, and she was sold, by order of court, on November 0th. Matthew Martin, for years a mate on coasting steamers, bought the vessel for $1750. He may have frugally saved up that much mont-y, but some people have thought that, in the light of subse quent events, the manner and circum stances of the purchase seem suspi cious. Three days after purchase the schooner cleared on an "otter and seal hunting expedition," which made papers for any foreign port unneces sary. A manifest showing supplies and the eight rifles allowed was filed. It Is told that after she slipped over to bausalito tne tug Ida w ioome nnes aud cartridges over to her and towed her to sea at 11 o'clock at night. Noth ing was ht-ard of the schooner from November 23 to February 12, when she relumed to San Diego with no sealskin- and no loud excuses for being there. That the arms received by the Hawaiian revolutionists were received from a sc ooner iweuty-five miles or so off Waimanalo by Captain Davies of ihe steamer Waimanalo and landed at night at Walkiki was fully estab lished Mt Honolulu by the confession of Capt. Davis aud other evi'leiice. Capt. Dvies thought the schooner's name was the H W. Wiehert The cargo landed consisted of lbO riflps aud belles and 20,000 cartridge. Only a string of Ciit-ututantial evidence has caused the suspicion and belief that the schooner Wa- the H. C. Wahlberg. Captain Marliu was closeted with Attorney Cole yesterday He is an intelligent, good-looking seaman, who is not particularly garrulous. He referred questions to "my repre sentative," aud the lawyer very natu rally wanted t do the talking. Mr. Cole would talk for au hour about de- cisiorn of the Circuit Court of Ap peals. I.ut he decline to tell the story .f thft Vahlberi'M trio. "When this case ia ended I'll tell ! the story, hut there's ?."W0 pending .. II I. . . : . I lt elze that echoouer than he had " -i r i -it n pxiiKiiut'u. "and a half an hour a;o I sent a tele gram to Collector Fisher telling him that if the schooner is not promptly released we will sue him for the re lease and personally for damages. The statute under which the schooner is held deals with vessels that clear for a foreign port.' This schooner cleared on a hunting expedition and not for 'a foreign port, and so is not liable under the statute. Besides, the schooner filed a manifest that was correct at the time she cleared. I talked with Assistant District Attor ney Knight today and he said that he didu't see any warrant for holding the vessel. If there is a suit it will bo tried here. "We deny that Captain Martin car ried a cargo of arms to the Hawaiian revolutionists; but even if he did he had a perfect right to do so. The Itata case decided that point. There is no law or decision denying to a pri vate American citizen the right to sell munitions of war to a belligerent in another country. That was the ground upon which the Itata was dis charged. Granting, for argument, that what they say about the Wahl berg's trip Is true, the case would be parallel to that of the schooner Robert aud Minnie, which took arms from this port and transferred them to the Itata. That schooner was seized, but be was released aud the libel dis missed by Judge Rons." So the defense will contend that the II. C. Wahlberg did not clear for a T ' - m A - f J "foreign port," and if she did carry a cargo of arms to languid tropic seas it was nobody's business. But there was no long story of that mysterious voyage forthcoming from lawyer or client. "Well, did the schooner really carry 1 I a cargo or arms " was asxeu or me feeling-much better skipper. "Ask my attorney," he replied with a smile. "We deny that she carried arras," said Mr. Cole, "but wo don't want to tell the story now. They make charges; let them prove them. The schooner wasn't within thirty miles of the HawaiUn coast." "Further than that," put in the captain. "Did the schooner eo in the inter ests of the insurgents?" was aked. " Well, as to that I decline to say," replied Mr. Cole, who evidently thought his client a jewel in not talk ing too much. "Where is the crew now?" was asked of the captain. "Oh, they were paid off and they scattered, and he doesn't know where they are now," replied Attorney Cole. "But why did the schooner return to San Diego from a seal-hunting ex pedition?" "Well, Captain Martin thought he could do some trading down the Mexi can coast and get something for his schooner to do while it was such bard tlms up here. Then he was going after a load of guano, I believe ; were you not, captalu ? " "Yes, I wanted to get a load of guano on the Mexican coast," the captain testified. Down at San Diego they have been looking out for the schooner Alcalde, on which vague rumor has fastened the suspicion of having met the H. C. Wahlberg off San Clemente Island and taken some refugees or something to the Mexican coast. Captain Martin laughed, and said that be never beard of the schooner before aud had met no schooner at all there or anywhere else. FOPt SALE ! A FINE FOOT LATHE WITH Chucks and Tools Complete fCiSEnquire at HONOLULU CYCLERY 3941-lw Prize Exhibition of Land Shells. ASY Ii ESI DENTS, WHO MAY havn collections of land shell-, which they would be willing to put on public exhibition are invited to corres pond with Prof. W. T. Br gham, Curator of the B. P. Biahop Mnseum. It ia pro poeed to offer prizes for the beat collec tions. The co.lectlona will be displayed in the central tables of the Museum An nex Every possible facility will be af forded for naming and arranging the fchells. The Museum will be open to the public on Fridays and Saturdatg, and the collections will be on exhibition for three weeks, beginning May 10. 3940 16 4-3 m Guardian's Notice. i . AVINU THIS DAY BEEN AP- pointed guardian of James Love, a epeodihrift, notice is hereby given that 1 will not be tesponsible for any bills con tracted by him or bv any pe"rion in his behalf, unless authorized by me in writmiz. (Sig.) J.'aLKKED MAi(KN. Dated Honolulu. February 14, 1895. 3gQ-tf PORTS OF OAHU. flciiner Waimmib, SS3- John Calwat, Captain. Q"ic' d-ppatch for Wa'ana-, U'aiama tnd V.'iumana'o. i'r-l.r- a: Telephone 92. 3fe29-3m For Sale. i i LUMBER I.RAY FOR 8 U.K ( 1 cheap. Can be Mien at T. 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Thus it is that nervous ness, Jo--; of .s'eep. ioss of appetite and general iii-b.lity ;:U dls'PjiCar when Ilo-'i'- Sarsaparilia i- persistently t alien, and strong nerve-., tweet sleeo, slron ; body,, ibarp appetite, and in a word, health and happiness, follow the use of Hood's Srra parill.i. What more need be said? If you are siek j or run down, is it not the medicine for you. Others have taken it and found it not wanting. Among these may be uien- 'ionol M. T. Donnell of Honolulu, II. I., who.-'t interfiling letter follows: "Honolulu. II. 1., Msrch Z ?;. ' 1. f.-od v Co.. ).'7v!i. Mh:-.: i ear S:r-: - i ii.iv;- ; i'ieiul');'.- : . :'.e you h ie IIj:e-: :-i re . i : to !bot"".- s r.-aparilla. lv tb-- orst ja s-h ii e-irs 1 iiave f.'te. i .? Med with a lame nek, more osjjecjL'Jjy in tne morning, .iter live or six hourr in b.-.-d. Finally, on June 12, 1S92, 1 had to call in a doctor, and after an examination he pronounced the case to be Bright's disease of the kidneys. Well, after a month's doctoring I went to ihe country, and took several bottles of medicine. I came back to town in Decsm- , --r Looking Bad and Feeling Worse. I called in another doctor, who, after an examination, also pronounced it Briht'a Sarsaparilia HOB RON DRUG COMPANY, Wholesale A&ents. AUTHORITY. PROCLAMATION. EXECUTIVE BUILDING, s'G, 7, 1S95. j Honolulu, II. I , January The right of WRIT OF HABEAS I CORPUS ia hereby euspended and MARTIAL LAW is instituted and es tablished throughout the Island of Oahu, to continue until further notice, during ing which time, however, the Courts will continue in eession and conduct ordinary business aa usual, except as aforesaid. . By the President :. SANFORD B, DOLE, President of the Republic of Hawaii. J. A. KING, Minister of the Interior. Water Notice, The water supply will be shot off on Nunanu street, from Judd Hill to the waterfront, on Punday next, March 17, from 6 a. m. to 8 p u. ANDREW BROWN, Superintendent Honolu u Water Works. 3944-1 t Water Notice. Holders of water privileges, or those paying water rates, are hereby notified that the hours for irrigation purposes are from 7 to 8 o'clock a. m. and 5 to 6 o'clock P.M. ANDREW BROWN, Fuperintfrndent of Water Woiks. I Approved J. A Kino, . Minister of he Interior. Honolulu, March 12, 1893. S942-tf NOTICE. Cjmraerc:ng MONDAY, March 4th, 1S5, all liquor saloons will be allowed to re t..ain opeu as p-r th conditions of their licen.-ep, from 6:30 a. m. to 11 :30 r. M. Duiinj: such time :iq'i jrsof alldesjrip- Honolulu , disease of the kidney, and paw mi' the cheering inror?n,iiion that with care I I might be ci ii,.- top of the ground for a i number of months longer. Both doctors, by the way, n:e e-nisidercd here to be A No. 1.' la January, lii.3, 1 had dyspepsia and a poor appet:ie. could tat little or nothing but what caused threat distress, felt as though I had eaten small blocks or Htones, and also had headaches and dizzi ness. In February I was no better, and in March commenced taking Hood's Sar-s-ipnrilhi. Ti. I'r.si bottle used Cleared Wly Hcae! rnd before the .second bottle was used up the dyspepsia bad followed the bead trou ble. Altogether I have taken seven bot t leri and t hey worked wonders. I have not taken any since Jely. The dropsy in my feet and legs ha- ..a disappeared. On the 22d cf last Oeiober I went to work ajain, after being laid un for sixteen months, end now 1 feel better in every way than I have for the past ei:;ht years. I Honestly Sclievo t i'h. Hood's Sarsaparilia thst lte.s helped me to get about again. I either did not have the kidney disease the doctors said it was, or Hood's Sarsaparilia has knocked the spots out of it. It I3 the best medi- j cine I have ever taken, and I htve take? Klmcst owrythin? that peopie have told t me of or what J thought might help me. , My friend here are surprised t Fte me h,tit nain as in former years. ;' ff tJere is anything in the forcioincr t :mt you can make use of you are at fuli j liwriy to do ho, as it might b? tJio means l or Jieip.ng some one as muen In Ksed of Hei.o n? 1 was. There Rre plenty of people here who can certify to whr.t I have written, as 1 have been here for the past 26 years. "I will answer more fully inquiries that may be addressed to me or referencesTgiv- j providedstamp83r8 enclosed. Hoping ; i.'a rnnxr hvf. nf onmn nap to vnn or nrhpra. I remain, yours truly, M. T. Donneix." Pills are hand made, and perfect in proportion and appearance. 25c. per box. tions will bo allowed to be sold, provid ing same be drunk on the premises. No liquors shall be taken away from 6uch saloons, except Beer, Ale and Stout. The presence of any person under the influence of liquor upon any saloon pre mises will cause such saloon to be im mediately closed, as will also the viola tion of the rule allowing liquors to be taken away. E. G. HITCHCOCK, Marshal, Republic of Hawaii. 3933-tf NOTICE. All bilU against the Military Depart ment contracted between January 6th and February 15th, 1895, and not as yet presented, are ordered to be presented at the Finance Office, before 12 o'clock noon on SATURDAY, March 16, 1895. W. G ASHLEY, Quartermaster, First Regiment.National Guard of Hawaii. 3941-4t A'l persons are hereby notified that they are strictly forbidden to use fire crackers, Chinese bombs, 6r any fire works whatever within the limits of Honolulu. E. G. HITCHCOCK, Marshal Republic of Hawaii. Honolulu, January 22d, 1895. 389-tf Information Concerning THE MUTUAL Investment -:- Union CALL ON OK ADDKS88 JO flN M. 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