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THE I'ACIFIt; COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER: HONOLULU, JUKE :2t), 1809.
W. N. ARMSTRONG EDITOR.
Queen Dowager Kapiolani wa3 born
7efore the first Constitution of the
Hawaiian Kingdom was promulgated,
and she survived the life of the last
Constitution. She did not become
prominent in state affairs until her
husband, Kalakaua, came to the
throne, and her influence as Queen
was limited by her ignorance of the
She was an excellent type of the Ha
waiian woman. She was generous in
a measure, thoughtful, and anxious to
improve the condition of the people.
Although she was not aided by the
natives in her philanthropic projects,
she always urged them to benevolent
undertakings. The kamaainas sin
cerely regret the death of this excel
lent woman, who was almost the last
of those who represented the Hawaii
an Monarchy, with its curious aspects
of civilization placed against a Poly
AN UNCONSTITUTIONAL ACT.
If this territory is blanketed with
tho Federal Constitution, the Presi
dent has apparently violated its pro
visions in suspending the enforcement
of the election laws.
Whenever a law has been duly pass
ed by Congress, and approved of by
the President, it remains in force un
til Tepealed, a3 provided for by the
Constitution. The President cannot
alter it or nullify it.-
Under the Joint Resolution of An
nexation, passed by Congress, signed
by 'the President, and made a law of
the Republic, "the municipal legisla
tion of the .Hawaiian Islands, not en
acted for the fulfillment of the treat
ies (so extinguished, and not inconsist
ent with this Joint Resolution, shall
remain in force until the Congress of
the United States shall otherwise de
termine." The municipal laws of these Islands
require registration and an election.
They cannot be changed or suspended
until Congress so determines. The
Joint Resolution does not give the
President any power to suspend these
Jaws. They stand as laws of the
United States affecting this territory.
While a registration and an election
during the present year may cause a
useless expense, and be of no practi
cal value, the municipal laws of the
territory require that these proceed
ings shall be taken, and these munic
ipal laws are now laws of the United
If the Constitution prevails here, the
President has violated it in suspend
ing these laws. No . reading of the
Joint Resolution permits of any other
construction. There is neither word
nor phrase in the Resolution that ena
bles the President to suspend any ftiw
whatsoever. All of the. civil, judicial
and military power is vested in such
persons as the President shall direct,
and no power is reserved to the Pres
ident to alter any municipal law.
The. lawyers who are so distressed
about the decision of the Supreme
.Court, which declares that. the terri
tory is not blanketed with the Const!
tutlon, can now open their batteries
on the President because he has vio
lated the Constitution in suspending
a laW'of the United States. No doubt,
If "there was anything to be made out
of it, they would denounce his direc
tlon to suspend the election laws, and
get up a formal request to somebody
asking about the President's authority
to violate the laws and the Constitu
tion. Claiming, as they do, that the
Constitution is blanketed over this
territory, they can fin no time to
criticise the President, but after the
manner of attorneys who have lost
their cases, they "scud off to the tav
ern and abuse the judges."
HEATING THE COURT.
Those persons, including some law
yers, who are shivering in the cold,
because the Supreme Court says that
the warm blanket of the Constitution
does not cover their nakedness, and,
therefore, purpose to ask the Presi
dent to get an opinion from his sub
ordinate on the subject, seem to for
get that the Washington Government
has a special agent in these Island s
who is expected to watch with vigi
lance the relations of this territory to
the Federal Government.
There is no law providing for this
special agent, but the President wise
ly determined to keep an intelligent
person here, who would inform him
from time to time about the needs of
the territory, its condition during the
transition period, and, if the interfer
ence of the Federal Executive was
really needed, to ask for it, and give
the reasons for it. This is an admira
ble plan for preserving harmony in
the political machinery until Congress
public statement defining the duties
of the special agent. But it may be
assumed that his duties are not mere
It may be assumed, also, that the
special agent has fully informed the
President about the embarrassing
questions which arise regarding the
Constitution, and has made appropri
ate suggestions as to the policy which
the President should adopt in direct-
ng his subordinates, who are now
conducting the local administration.
If the Federal Executive had no
representative here, there might be an
excuse for bothering the President
with questions about the Constitution, i
Mr. Sewall is here, and, it may be as
sumed, has a thorough knowledge of
the embarrassing questions, which
have been created by the Joint Reso-
ution. He certainly does not need
prompting by the lawyers in any se
If the Supreme Court is in error in
ts judgments as to the force of the
Federal Constitution, and if its judg
ments should be modified or reversed,
because they are, in the opinions of
some lawyers, injurious to the public
nterests, the special agent must be
aware of the alarming situation, and
will, without urging, inform the Pres-
dent about the impending calamity.
Apparently, the only way by which
the President, under the Joint Resolu
tion, can reverse the judgment of the
ocal Supreme Court, is to remove the
udges, and appoint new Judges, with
whom he must make a bargain before
he appoints them, that they will re
consider the case, and reverse the
udgment of the present court.
If the lawyers could obtain accurate
nformation as to the views, on this
subject, held by the Hawaiian Com
mission in Washington, in the prepa
ration of their report, and the views
of the President, with whom they
were in cordial relations, they would
ind that the President takes general-
y the same view of the status of these
slands that is expressed in the decis
ion of the Territorial Supreme Court.
At the same time, the President may
be in error. The Federal Supreme
Court alone can correct him, if he is
It will require some "hard sledding"
to change the judgment of the territo
rial court. But the lawyers are ac
customed to professional toil and
A Son of Rev. C. M. Hyde.
(Springfield, Mass., 'Republican.)
The directors of the Ware, Mass.,
National Bank met in the banking
room and elected Henry K. Hyde pres
ident, to succeed the late William S.
Hyde. No choice of cashier was made'
at the meeting. Mr. Hyde, the new
president of the bank, was born in
Brimfield, about thirty-two years ago.
and is the son of Rev. Charles M.
Hyde, the well-known missionary of
the Hawaiian " Islands. He prepared
for college at Oahu College, in Hono
lulu, and entered Williams, graduat
ing with the class of '87. He has been
cashier of the bank for about nine
years. In 1S90 he married Miss Lucy
Food Prepared With "Calumet" is
Free from Rochelle Salts Alum
Lime and Ammonia. "Calu
met" is the Housewife
NONE SO GOOD.
Sermon to (iraduatcs ltthop
Yesterday morning, at Bishop Me
morial Chapel, Rev. Silas P. Perry
preached the baccalaureate sermon to
the graduating classes of Karaehame
ha Schools. The address was full of
noble and exalted sentiment, and was
delivered in an eloquent manner. The
chapel was thronged with scholars
and friends of the school.
Monday, June 20th Usual half hol
iday. Class day at the Girls School,
2:30 p. m. Reunion class of '90, S p. m.
Tuesday, June 27th Class day at
the Manual, 2:30 to 4 p. m. Com
mencement at the Girls School, 7:30
Wednesday, June 2Sth Baseball
game at 3 p. m. One captain from the
sixth grade, and one from the fifth. Y.
M. C. A. rally and reception, 7:30 p. m.
Thursday, June 29th Graduating
exercises, 7:30 p. m. Alumni dinner
Everyone enjoys it; your health de
pends upon it. You can just as well
have it as your prudent neighbor. Oli
and young alike endorse it.
With the heat of summer comes the
foul and disease producing air from
the cesspool, vault and cellar. You
must be on your guard against the ac
cumulation of trash, garbage, etc.; it
is dangerous to have around.
No skill is required to have the air
about your home pure. The cost is tri
fling and effect 13 wonderful. Dtein
fectlne as prepared by us will serve the
We have it prepared in quantities to
supply any or all demands. We j will
deliver to your home, if within the city
limits, a trial bottle at 25 cents. Don't
neglect to order a bottle at once.
Those who are familiar with the
article order it by the gallon, which
proves beyond all doubt that it is the
Manufactured only by
S. E. LUCAS, Parisian Optician.
Sole Island Agent for the Isome
LOYE BUILDING (upstairs) - - - FORT ST.
Came anciher krge and varied
Gathered toge::i-r our Buying Agent in London.
He purchased sn exceedingly low prices, so low that it will enable us to show you goods that will astonish.
AS TO QUALITY I will simply state, they nrc from the Leading Factories of Europe. These goods
are of a gcneial'Jire far superior to the average line carried in this City and will be sure to repay one who will
Examine the Different LieeSo
Some very fine Millinery Goods, and New Trimmed and Untrimmed Hats are included, direct from Paris,
which added to
Our Already Large Line of Millinery Goods,
Wise men use the experience of others
and make it their own.
Those who have taken Hood 'a Sartapa
rilla are the ones who arc competent to
e peak 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 dia.cs.
These cures often seen 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 o that I
was obliged to remain In a dark room. I
began taking Hood's Sarsaparilla. Now
my eyes are so strong that the liht never
troubles me, and my health is good."
Mrs. Carrie Weeks, Lompoc, Cal.
Is the One True Blood Purifier. Trice fl.
Hnnd'c Pi He 'ytouke.easj to bur.
nOOU S KI1IS easy to ojrte. Sic.
June ist, 1899
Now that spring time Is here, have
you given a thought about renovating
your home. The nasty, wet weather
we have had for the past month has
delayed the usual spring work, but bet
ter late than never. We kindly ask
you to read this list and then call Into
our store and get the prices. Wc have
just received a large shipment of the
WHITE LEAD in Oil.
MIXED PAINT, assorted
COAL TAR, in barrels.
CAR BOX OIL, in barrels.
CARB0LINEUM, in barrels.
STOCKHOLM TAR, in fo
gallons and barrels.
METALLIC PAINT, ground
MIXED COLORS, in rib.
tins (Masury's or Fuller's)
VARNISH of various kinds
for carriage and house build
FLAT PAINT BRUSHES,
VARNISH : BRUSHES,
WHITE WASH BRUSHES,
cheapest and best.
These goods have Just arrived from
the East and
i Hawaiian Mi
307 FORT ST.
o :00 3 9 o
Makes it the largest stock in the
SOB-DIVISION OF TUE
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k Lot 5 L 51 . I rT
' I Lot 2. I '
'Hip yA I?
These finely improved Lots for sale..
Location excellent. Lots planted with choice trees and
shrubbery. Prices reasonable. Lots i, 2, 4 and 5 ere sold.
Lot $ A Beautiful Lot. Best bargain in town. Easy
terms to purchaser.
Bruce Waring &
TELEPHONE NO. 364.
Prescriptions our Specialty.
As a Superior Nutritive Tonic,
Impoverished Blood, Loss of Appetite
Imperfect Digestion. Try our
PEPTENIZED BEFF, IRON AND WINE.
D. McCARDO'G LAXATIVE, Cold and Grippe-
Cure Never fails.
Will Drive Mosquitoes Avayt
Benson, Smith & Co
Fort and Hotel Streets.
P. O. BOX NO. 679 '
has enacted laws for the government
of the territory.
The President has not issued any
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