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DANIEL LOGAN, Editor.
WttDKl&UAl', AUG. 4, 1807.
JAPAN'S U1Q KICK.
NhriuiH Ito'ri vUil to I'lirln linn
(Uok rinn to senimtional reports,
tli liis nt which )iii ports to be
utterance of that unblcuinn of
Japo . Paris is ouo of thu Inst
capitals whore ouo should expect
a Jupauoso Btntesmnn to toll n talo
of w'0, cooing thut l''rnnco was led
by tlio nose to bnck up llussia in
depriving Jupnu of tho irnter
pixrt of her winnings in .. vnr
with China. Au article in tho
1'igiuo Bays that tho Marquis has
ooiuo to Europe to protest most
ouett'ttCHlly iu tho nnmo of his
Gouuuinuut against what he calls
a usurpation big with dangers,
ami that he declares to his friends
that Japan, which has had to
strugglo against greater difficul
ties at tho time of the war with
China, will go on to the end with
the Unitod Statos. These aro
brave words, but scarcely so bo
yond tho tenor of Minister
Hoahi's writteu ones, formally
convoying tho viows of his Gov
ernment to tho Government of tho
United Statos. Lengthy extracts
from .Minister Hoshi's latent pro-
tcs against the Hawaiian annexa
tion project are given in a recent
A rtslnugton dispatch. There are
threo discernible points attempted
to be made in tho voluminous
document, which is not a bad
piece of special pleading for a
1. Annexation would render
"voidiblo'' tho Mumtor might
as Well hnvesiiid "vid" at once
tho treaties botweou Jupuu and
II t- i, involving tho loss of
special privileges JapHn holds in
H'ivftii. A double unswor may
bo made to this: firat that the
same thing has happened many
timoi in transfers of sovereignty,
and, unless in violation of a pro--i
u uulerstindiug betweon tho
succeeding sovereign state and
othois, is not essentially a legiti
mate ground of protest by nny
countiy that tho change nmy
affect prejudicially; ard, secondly
that Japan bus u liberal treaty
with the United Statos, whose
sovereignty succeeds in Hawaii,
ebout coming into full forco, un
dor whioh Japan has privileges in
all A.norioan territory fully oqu il
to any she has a right to claim
now in Hawaii under the treatios
with this country.
2. Minister Hoshi Bays his
Government has no hesitation in
adtmttiug tho predominant influ
ence of tho United States iu Ha
waii. Iu its opiuion, howevor,
tho very such fact that predomin
ance has existed so long unques
tioned might bo urged as a reason
against the disturbance of the sta
tus quo, more especially as prac
tically tho whole population of
Iluwaii acknowledge the nnrn-
mount importanco of the relations
of their country with tho United
StMes, whilo it is understood that
only a small fraction of that num
ber favor annexation." This ap
peal to tho majority of the mixed
population of Hawaii largely
constituted as it is of Japan's sub
jects who would uovor have seen
Hawaii excepting for tho pnra
mouutcy horo of tho United Slatca
is most doliciously refreshing.
Minister Hoshi before using such
a plea, hoivover, ought to have
benii iu a position to say that a
majority of tho population of Co
ras had invited Japan to como in
and mlo thuir country, when she
was ho koon for that job an to go
to war with China to securo it, or
to uuro the world that slui is
trying to govern tho Island of
1'oiinoHit now in rcuponbu to an
RfTwtliHinlo invitation of lis whole
j")ih. J'rOMwllfiK on Ibis point
of fliu utuliiH quo, MluMvT Hoshi
quoles Secretary Hlionnnii's words
saying that the predominant mid
paramount ititluoiicoot tho United
States "him been tho ouo uHsotilttil
fenturo of tho status quo through
threo-quarters of a contury, iu
which tho constitution nd gov
ernment of Hawaii ami tho com
merce of tho islands with tho
world havo uudcrgono notable
changes," and hu submits that this
aocopted statement "furuishos, on
tho one hand, tho amplest guaran
too against anything inimical to
oithor tho United States or Hawaii,
whilo on tho other hand it obviates
the necessity of a chango in exist
ing conditions which will injuri
ously affect the interests of others."
If tho American predominacy con
stitutes a guarantee against any
thing inimical to oithor tho Unitod
Statos or Hawaii, why was it not
rcccgnizod as such by Japan iu
tho case of the presont disputo
ovor Japanese immigration? This
is tho first dillioulty ovor to ariso
between Japan and Hawaii, yet
the complaint coming from Japan
must needs be presented to this
dofonsoless country through tho
medium of a ship of war. And
tho paramount ovorsight of tho
United States was at ttie satno
tiuio trcatod with contempt.
Japan, in this warlike nionace,
effectually answered in ndvanco
her present argument of the
status quo's affording amplo scu-
r.ty to Hawaii, iliid thu United
St.-ilos been it war on tho other
side of the world, and unable to
spuro a ship to assert her interests
herejdoes uuybody with a pirticle
of enmmousenso rimo to say that
thu disputo would havo still boon
pending iu diplomacy ?
3. Japan is apprehensive, ac
cording to Minister Hoshi, that
the annexation of Hawaii will re
vivo the policy of colonial expan
sion among European countries,
whioh was especially activo on tho
FuciGo during tho decado ending
in 1892, and as a rosult of which
"noarly all of tho island groups
then autonomous passed under
the eway of various western
powers." Ho recalls that "it was
precisely on account of the preva
lence of this spirit of colonial ab
sorption that one of your Secre
tary Sherman's) honorable prede
cessors was led to declare to tho
Gorman Government that your
Government attached great im
portance to tho 'maintenance of
the rights to which tho United
Statos becomes entitled in the few
remaining regions now under in
dependent and autonomous native
governments in the Pacific
ocoan.' " Minister Hoshi, re
marking that tho justice of that
declaration cauuol bo questioned,
argues therefrom that tho
Japaucso Government "could not
bohold with indifferenco changes
in the status of thosogovernmonts
that would extinguish Japanese
rights." This must bo allowed to
bo a fair argument in the abstract.
It is weak when gauged by tho
actual conditions of tho Hawaiian
situation. Outside of Hawaii in
tho Pacific, tho United Statos
would probably bo found the most
poteut champion of any country
or peoplo against colonial expan
sion at the oxponso of well-recognized
rights existing. But the
material inlureatH ui Hawaii are
so essentially bound up with
thoso of tho United States that,
ovou without annexation, the
rights of Japan or any other
country horo must bo held sub.
ordinate to thu public policy of
the United States. Whilo thu
Unitod Statos furnishes a free
and prncticolly tho solo mar
ket for our products, thorn
Ih a recognized oloment iu
the mutual commercial relations
of tho two countries which Ih
superior ovou to tho "most fuvored
nation" clause iu a treaty with
any other country. It is couipu
lout for the United KtnUw, iu i(
virtually piotuolUo loUtlou to.
ui J Uuwull, to ilhilato an mid to
' j w'r gaswamMft.i.
the cnlnnlftttlou of lliomt iflatuls
with mi nihil tare which, In In r
judgment, might point to their
future coiiituot. Tho Unitod
Slates, without au objection from
ituy other powur, holds tho keep
ing of tho integrity of Hawaii mi
soil in her hands. Similarly, she
unqucgtioncdly reserves the right
of supervision of tro.itios that
Hawaii may urgoliato with othor
' oouutrlcs, in so far ns llicfo may
bo deemod to afTtcl her sphere of
Influence over thoso Islands. An
nexation would, in short,
roally make littlo dilluronci) to
the rights of any nationality iu
theso islands from those now ex
isting. Japan by protesting
against tho consummation of tho
event that has been ripening for
threo-fourths of a century simply
lays her motives open to suspicion.
July 29, 1S97.
This week we desire to call
attention to our large and va
ried assortment of Carpenters'
Tools, among which will be
found many novelties.
Balsley's Screw Drivers may
be mentioned as one of these.
This little instrument can be
accurately adjusted in a mo
ment to fit any sized screw
and there is no danger of its
slipping off the screw head,
thus saving much valuable
time, not to mention the wear
and tear of a man's temper.
We have in slock a line of
Morrill's and other makes of
Sawsets and Files, Spoke
shaves. Chisels. Goutres. Car
penter and Engineering Ham
mers of all descriptions, hat
chets and saws, various sizes,
shapes and make; Steel and
Try Squares, Pocket Rules
and Carpenter's Pencils, Rat
chet Braces and Spirit Levels
in great variety, Jennings' and
Expansive Bits and a number
of other useful articles for car
penters and mechanics.
The Pocket Tool Chest is a
useful article for the house
hold. We have them in sev
No trouble to show goods.
Give us a trial.
AUGUST 1, 18117,
i.i mit mxtm'jm "Hi', iji mi
. . . STILL LEADS
The Latest Model is reduced from
$100 to $85.
Hawaiian Hardware Co,
NO. 307 FORT STUF.ET,
Opposite Sprcckelft' Jiank
The Pacific Cycle & Manufacturing Go,,
Sole .A-eonts for the Islands.
Removal Notice !
The City Furniture Store
Havo removed from tho OJd Stand, corner Fort and Bere
tania Street, to tho
Love Building, E'ovt Street.
Her Comedy Company
Repertoire For THIS WEEK:
" LENA, THE MADCAP."
Mutlnou I'rliTiii Wlo. uml ilio.
" THE OLD LIMEKILN."
Bent for the week euu lie secured
lit Wull, NlelinU Com puny.
A. V, GEAR.
No, Ml Klngm
E3f The UNDERTAKING DEPARTMENT is
fully equipped with all tho Latest Facilities in its lino.
II. II. 'WULILiIA.nXS, Manager,
Undertaker and Embalmcr.
Rksidence: King stref t, nenr Rich
unls. Telephone No. 810.
Lave Building. Telephone
Pacific Hardware Co., Ltd
Just to hand nn invoice o tho Now Itnprovod TLANTE11S HOE.
SOLID OAST STEEL Extrn, atroug, Eyo and Blndo forged from
TLOWS Brcukcra, Double Furrow, Subfloil, Ilico.
HOWE'S SCALES Tho host in tho world.
imUSIIES Paints, Oilb and Varnishes.
WIUE DOOH MATS Windmill oud Oistorn Pumps.
VISES, PIPE OUTTEHS Nortou'u Jack Scrows, 8 and 10 tons.
VACUUM OILS Anothor invoice just rocoived.
HAUATOfJA. beliiK no loiiuitr u pub.
Iiorwort, U10 itroprletrMi will lie Bltt'l
to let thu wlinlu or I'urt (Willi Ixmnl l(
ilunlreil or IlKlit limi'ulO'epliiu), I"
prlvttlo fumtlU'M wNIiIiik u livHllliy
iiiiiiniiT rtwirt. Vut tunn, ihIiIiohk
I'. 0. . alt. r on Miu iriuiiUu
W 1 111
To Bo Oponod.
TJIUItHDAY, July K,ut the Bullor'M
Iloiiiu, the HuHtituraut will reopen
with a i'Ven Dliiuur mirvuil In Hrt
nlun ntylu, MuuU, hIiikIU) W! llekola,
I ,W, Oiikii from n a. m. to 7 11 111,
Our Now Suiting and
Linen Crash caunot be
excelled any whore in tho
city oithor for Prices,
Quality or Stylo.
Wc GniraBtCB Satisfoctioii.
iicnciiunci & niMiinn
1 The Hotel St. Tailors,
Telephone 641. P. O. Box
I We Can Handle J
Bomo more collections; we are
muutlui; with great Ucces
whlcli meant tuccesB to our
ialruun. Dioji us a run! hii1
wis nlll call. It will to to
BUCK & MASON,
Coining & AdvTsing Agcy,
i!17 Mirchaut Street.
OwIiir to Hinlileii ilepurlure tor Bun
KnuicUio, Mr. Mury J lohleu oilers
(orxulu hur llttlrDriKLlugltuHliaunu
thu corner of ArinmH Ino mill Hotel
Hlrnet, Thin lucliideit loimo of lmi.
Inn, coiitululiiK A (uiuiNheil roomv and
Itliuhuii, Inijtilriutt 1!1H Hotel utrcot.
Tht Kveniny Jlulletin, 75 eenti