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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER: HONOLULU, JANUARY 9, 1699.
THS PACIFIC Commercial Advertiser, W- N. .ARMSTRONG EDITOR MONDAY JANUARY 0. THE CHINESE EXCLUSION CASE. The laymen desire to know the gist of the decision of the Supreme Court in. the Chinese habeas corpus cases. It is this, and is expressed clearly, In the conclusion of the opinion of the Court: That at the present time there are no Federal Courts established in this Ter ritory by Congress that can adjudicate matters arising under the Federal laws, of which the Chinese Exclusion Act is one, and that the Hawaiian Courts, not being Federal Courts, have no jurisdic tion in the case. The men detained by Chinese Inspector Brown are left in his hands, or if Collector McSiocker is, by operation of the Annexation law; a Federal officer, they are left in his hands. n The difficulty the Court meets with in making any practical direction in the matter is, that it has no power to suggest or direct, for it has no jurisdic tion. It cannot assume to pass upon Collector McStocker's power under this Federal law, and, of course, it cannot direct the action of Chinese Inspector Brown, because he holds a Federal of fice. This unfortunate situation is created by the haste with which the Annexa tion law was drawn. Covering, as that law does, a great variety of interests and relations, it is fortunate that there are not more defects in it. The decision of the Court leaves Chinese Inspector Brown and Collect or iMcStocker, if he now has a Federal side to his office, in an embarrassing position. They have these Chinese immigrants on their : hands. What will they do with them? The Annexation Act does not apparently give them the physical means for executing the laws. There is no Federal Marshal here, or Federal policeman, to execute the orders of these officers. We are considering the legal situation only. The (Marshal of these Islands may seize these immi grants or prevent them from landing, but he has no authority to do so, as he is not a Federal officer. Nor can any of the men connected with the customs department act, for they are territorial officers. The Constitution does not pro vide for the holding of a Federal and State office by the same person, when there may be conflicting duties. Until Congress acts it may be said that there is no expressed law govern ing thse new relations of the Terri tory to the Federal Government, and the Judges must "make" law as best they can. The case before the Court was one in which there were excellent reasons for deciding it either way. In the ab sence of clear and intelligent legisla tion, ; such , cases are not infrequent. Judges are' required to construe laws aii-1 discover the "intention" of the legislature, when, as a matter of fact, it had no clear "intention," and passed the law because it was recommended by a committee or the lobby. Every considerate person, of course, regrets the gross injustice done to the Chinese who hold permits from our Government to return. FEMALE SUFFRAGE ZEALAND. IN NEW Sir Charles W. Dilke, one of the ablest of British statemen in his new book titled the "British Empire," gives this account of the working of the law conferring the elective fran chise upon the women of New Zea land. "Close upon 90 per cent of all the grown women of New Zealand are electors, and in the majority of the larger towns the women voters out number the men. They vote in al most as large a proportion as the men, and in three out of the four largest towns in New Zealand at the last election greatly more women than men went to the poll. Of those who supported and of those who op posed the reform both classes have been surprised. It has failed to bring about any marked change in the poli tical circumstances of the country. The temperance party forced on the change, but they have not been much pleased by its results, for the women have voted pretty much as their men folk voted before, and the Conserva tives -and the Liberals opposed to Pro hibition have received as much pro portional support from the women voters as have the Prohibitionists. On the other hand, there can be no doubt that the interest of women in politics lhas been aroused, that a great impulse has been given to the education of wo men,,, and to their participation in public affairs, the conduct of which they jhave improved. In New Zealand as, in South Australia, the enfranchise ment of :the women has not helped that alliance of Churches the Church cf England, the Roman Catholic Church, and the Wesleyan Church which has -worked against the secular education system of the colony." Tb.e remarkable fact about this ra dical change in the elective system is that v there is now no opposition to it. Its creation was a bold move, but it is successful. It may now be said that in spite of the bigotry of ignorant men, who are governed, -not by political thought, but by usage and custom, just as the animals are governed, and the degraded races are governed; in spite of the refusal of many women to see and recognize their exalted place in social, which i3 political, life, this great scheme in the line of the eman cipation of women, has proved success ful. Behind, the movement is some of the best blood of the world, for New Zealand is largely populated by the younger sons of good English families. They have met with sore trials. They have suffered from their lack of ex perience in knowing the best conduct of life. They have Dassed throueh th speculative period of a nations life, which demoralizes society, breaks up home, makes happiness something to be hoped for, but not realized. And now they have called women into a share in the conduct of affairs, and made their instincts and virtues ac tive political factors. THE PASSING HOUR. Ililo, to reach the limit or the "log ical conclusion," should petition to have the capital at that place. It is a blessing that this country has not as yet any citizens who will ques tion a decision of the Supreme Court. The keeper of the prison in which Julien D. Hayne is confined should be warned against the wiles of the guest. It is about every day in the year that a suicide is attempted from a ferry boat in San Francisco Bay. If the man who jumped from the Kinau thought he was near Goat Island, he at least made a big mistake. It would be an excellent plan , if anything is to be done at all to close with the California Exterminator Com pany and have the mongoose wiped from the landscape before Jos. Mars den returns from Europe. By some hocus-pocus, most likely through last year connivance of Hono lulu people, the partial eclipse of . the sun this week will- not be visible at Hilo. But for once Hilo will have Ho nolulu "in the shade." If Mr. Byron O. Clarke is really such a friend of the mynah and if the my nah is really such a valuable insect destroyer, Mr. Clarke should lead a movement to have these birds taught singing. Travelers aver that this is done in India. That Exposition, proposed for Ho nolulu by coast business men, through Chas. T. Wilder, seems worth, the while. Here is a real opportunity for the Chamber of Commerce. Let there be some figuring anyhow. It would appear that features could be intro duced that would insure attendance. The wicked Hilo Tribune, having wearied of using "roast" ammunition on Honolulu, has turned attention to its newspaper neighbors and the mis sionaries. The Tribune will get so funny in time that it will be able to present history without facts. . The Robert Louis Stevenson mem oirs of Sir Berry Cusack-Smith are drawing heavy critical fire from sever al directions notably from homes of relatives of the dead noveltist. About all that can be remarked in a case of this kind is that the recollections are published too soon. Two of the big San Francisco dailies endeavor to conceal famine in that State. The third leading paper sends relief to the sufferers. The distress follows a long season of drought in certain districts and it should be min istered to without regard to the remote The THE BALANCE OF THE STOCK HAVING ARRIVED, WE ARE NOW PREPARED TO SELL AT THE Fine White Dress Goods, sets, a yard; Fine Printed Nainsooks, ?cts. a yard; French Organdies, 10 cts. a yard; new patterns, iocts a yard; Fine French Organdies, 15 yards, $1.00; Victoria Lawns, 32 wide, 10 yards 7$cts. All other goods at proportionate Prices. and tremendous bargains in SAILOR HATS, tie Latest Style. $L25 eacb. TABLE LINEN AND NAPKINS at Bargain Prices. Ready ilade CLOTHING, COLLARS on Street, EM fear that publication or knowledge of the truth will in the slightest degree injure the reputation of the State. The Board of Agriculture is under taking considerable work at one time, but has a membership that is able to handle a good deal. If the Board fringes the new Beach Road with trees and along with other things establishes camphor growing as an industry in the Islands, the Board will earn several sets of blue ribbons. Anniversaries. Saturday, the 7th inst., was the an niversary of the first printing in these Islands 1822. The first sheet was pulled hy King Liholiho. January 8, 1873, Prince W. C. Luna lilo was elected King at a special ses sion of the Legislature and next day took the oath of office at Kawaiahao church. One year ago today President Dole left for his memorable visit to Wash ington, being accompanied by Col. C. P. Iaukea, as aide, and Dr. F. R. Day, as physician. This date, 1895, fight between forces of the Republic and native rebels in Manoa valley. One of the insurgents killed. To look at the finest and most com plete line of holiday goods ever im ported into the Hawaiian Islands? If so we shall be pleased to offer the ser- l vices of one of our obliging clerks to show you the goods. ME NO . The goods were purchased by our Mr. Barthrop, who has recently re turned from a tour among the lead ing makers throughout the United States. In quality and price we are leaders. m a We have a line of fine leather goods that embraces almost every thing useful made of leather at prices astonishingly low. IN CELLULOID GOODS our line will astonish you. FANCY GLASS BOTTLES. We lead our competitors. PERFUMERY is our forte. Our line of Palmer's, Lazell, Dalley & Co., Ltrad borgs, Colgate, Pinauds, Rigand & Co., Roger & Gallet, is complete. 6m . At your own vi L.L. I IJ E F3 Y, J. " .1 i . ME YOU READ! T OBJECT nnvtn i vrn SEE n Mr liU Clearance and CUFFS, NECKTIES and a Complete Stock ot UNDERWEAR will be n 5- We Know By Experience Wise men use the experience of others and make it their own. Those who have taken Hood's Sarsapa rilla are the ones who are competent to epeak of its merits. The testimonials of cures by Hood's constitute a vast mass of testimony which proves the power of this medicine to cure a great variety of diseases. These cures often seem marvelous, yet they are perfectly natural and are easily explained. They are the necessary result of purifying and enriching the blood. 44 1 have been troubled with scrofula all my life, and it effected my eyes so that I was obliged to remain in a dark room. I began taking Hood's Sarsaparilla. Now my eyes are so strong that the light never troubles me, and my health is good." Mrs. Carrie Weeks, Lompoc, Cal. Hood's parilla Is the One True Blood Purifier. Price f 1. Hnru1' Pills eas,total!.srtobur, 1 lumi f-llis easy to operat. 25c. TIMELY TOPICS January 2nd, 1899. The rush and turmoil at tendant upon the approach of and during the holidays being over and peaceful! quiet having once more set tled, now is the time to con sider the necessities of home. In making out your list of goods to replenish the house hold stock, do not forget your wife when driving likes to feel perfectly safe as well as comfortable and up-to-date. Nothing so detracts from the appearance of a horse as a shabby harness and equip ment. Nothing so attracts and adds to the appearance of a horse as a fine harness and equipment such as we are displaying. We have received by the late steamer a full line of up-to-date Single and Double Harness, Buggy and Carriage Harness, Carriage Whips, Laprobes and Whips, Ex press Harness, Mule Team Harness, Dump Cart and Sherwood Steel Harness. Ve pride ourselves on having a thorough complete stock of reliable and attract ive carriage and heavy equipments. Ik Hi Limited. 307 FORT ST. 4 4 4 4 t t t t t t t t t t -f OOO price. The whole Stock must 3 being the very latest Styles 000 j THIS IS THE OPPORTUNITY OF A t LIFETIME. EMBRACE IT. t M H 0 VV M t M E3 in 1. Sale HONOLULU. OAHU. BRUCE WARING & CO. Dealers in Lands. Investment Brokers Fire Insurance Agents. CHOICE BUSINESS and Residence Properties for Sale. ELEGANT LOTS on Punchbowl Slope with fine marine view. A BEAUTIFUL MODERN RESI DENCE on Green street. Terrace grounds. Splendid view. Choice neig A CHOICE RESIDENCE AT PUN Tram Cars. LOTS AND HOUSES at "Buena Vista," Nuuanu Valley. BUSINESS PROPERTIES Central ly located. Lots on Makiki street, HOME LOTS IN KEWALO TRAC T. Houses built for purchasers on the installment plan. STORES AND OFFICES (single or in suite) in "Progress Block." RESIDENCE LOTS at Puueo, Villa Franca, and Reed's Island, Hilo. We invite inspection of properties. LOANS NEGOTIATED. Insurance Written on Residence and Mercantile Risks. We Invite inspection of properties. BRUCE WARING & CO. Offices: 7 and 8, Progress Block. Occident and Orient! 000- BOTH ENDS HOLLISTER & CO.'S TOBACCO -OOO- avana and Manila (Cigars Just Received ex. Stmrs. Belgic and Australia. Corner Fort and For a Christmas Gift Select Malle (WITHOUT j 1 U1UU L From American, French FINE mwm mm I ULliL KJi.lM.UKt Benson, Smith & Co LIMITED- Fort and Hotel Streets. still Goes be cleared. at Half ZEPrlce. selected from a fashionable TOWELS, BEDSPREADS AND SHEETINGS AND PILLOW CASES cleared at any price, as we are going HILO, HAWAII. hborhood. AHOU. Large grounds convenient to MEET AT Merchant Streets. Colo A RIVAL.) KJUM.KJJ and English Makers. FOLLOWING PRICES Heavy Flannelettes, inch 3I B" of Regent Street, London, Stock BLANKETS, must be sold at anr nrt. will be sold at a sacrifice. out of the business. STOKE. SETS fOILET WATERS On