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-EVBNINQ- BULLETIN, AUGUST 9,. 1807.
Out of respect to the- Memory
of llor Britannic Mnjosty's Late
Commissioner and Consul Gonor
al, Capt. A. G. S.Hawes, all Gov
ernment Offices will bo closed
during tomorrow, August 10 inst.
J. A. KING,
Minister of tho Interior.
Intorior Department, Aug.'.), 1S97.
Public Lands Oflico
Ou MONDAY, Auk. 'J3, at 10 u. in ,
at tlio office of Wins. Williams, Ho
nokuit, will be open for applleultoiia
under provisions of Land Art r"r
Rlfilit, of Pnrohime, Leae ai u ..-h
Krp'liiild, or under Special Terms as
(o cultivation anil Improvement.
24 Lota In Nlupea and vicinity, Ha
makua. For pluus and turtler partli'iilain,
apply to CIiuh. William, Hnunkua,
or ut tli- office of Public Iun-s, llono-lulu.
J. F. BBOWfi,
Agxht l'utillc Limit).
Dated Au. 6, 1897. 679 3t
S Eueijiij Bulletin
DANIEL LOGAN, Editor.
MONDAY, AUG. 9, 1897.
When the motives of Jnpnn for
protesting against the annexation
of Hawaii by the United States
are moro fully revenled, it will
probably appear tiiat the Japanese
. statesmen take far less account of
the present thau of the futuru.
They aro not thinking so much of
the position of the 25,000 Jap
neso now in these ishn Is, per
.. haps, as some of our people as
sume they are. In view of the
leading part the United States has
taken among tho great western
nations in granting Japan the
revised treaties now about coming
into force, it would be difficult
and besides have an ungracious
appearance for Japan to employ
the argument againRt annexation
that Japanese here would have
less favorablo treatment under
tho Amorican than under the Ha
waiian flag. So far as the Japa
nese protests havo gone, they
have but a conatructive re
ference to tho personal rights of
Japancso in tho islands. Japa
nese "interests" in Hawaii are
strongly harped upon, and there
is liability of superficial observa
tion taking in only what is
presently most apparent in condi
tions jumping to the conclusion
that the Japauese statesmen have
chiefly in their eyes these 25,000
of their countrymen, nlmost en
tirely intioducod for labor pur
poses, together with the compara
tively few merchants and inde
pendent artisans and agriculturists
who hare gained a footing tho
prospeot also boing that these
latter classes will in timo be great
ly nugmented from the ranks of
the laborers whether immigration
continue or not. Thoro is reason
to boliovo, howevor, that the posi
tion of tho Japanese inhabitants
of theso islands is only a second
ary consideration in tho attitude
Japan has assumed toward tho
annotation r2ty. Japan is look
ing ahead to tho vast expansion of
commerce in tho Pacific which has
been predicted by eminent
obsorvor for more thau n genera
tion past. Her opposition to tho
annexation treaty is based largely
ou motives tho very sumo as thoso
that actuated Great Britain and
Franco when in 181!) they without
avail asked thd United States to
join with them in a treaty guaran
teeing tho perpetual iudnpendeuce
of tho Hawaiian Islands, TIiohu
nations thou wanted, as Japan
doGB now whilo it was and is
cloar that tho United Statos would
resist auy attempt by anothor
powor to Hoi.o tho group -to havo
fiuoh uu important point of vant-
j ago for both peaceful commerce
and strategy of war maintained in
strict neutrality. Japan is thor
oughly awako to tho irrepressible
competition that is even now in
oporation for commercial supre
macy in the Pacific, fully aware
also of the incalculable impetus
that will be given to tho rivalry by
the completion of the Russian
railway to Vladivostock, tho open
ing of a canal to tho Atlantic and,
what is already bognu, tho in
dustrial and commercial develop
ment of various countries washed
by this ocean, which have rich
resources hitherto scarcoly broach
ed by civilized hands. Japaneso
ambition is in nothing stronger,
or has moio lo rhow for it ovon
now, than in tho pursuit of great
ness in maritimo commerce. It
figures upon lines of 'steamships
to every important port in the
Pacific littoral of America, lines
second to none in spoed and other
desirable appointments. With
this moro than a dream of the
future Pacific commerce beforo
their eyes, tho Japanese states
men place the greatest importance
upon tho advantages of a mid
ocean station such as Hawaii
furnishes. They perceive tho
manifest disadvantages of having
such station under the internal
control of a nation that' is bound
to be one of tho t chief
rivals in tho struggle for commer
cial supremacy in tho Pacific.
For instance, any share in traffic
between theso isluuds and the
United States mainlaud would be
fotbiddeu to other thau vessels
uuder the United, Statos flag. That
traffic would be exclusively a coast
wise one for domestic bottoms.
It is the consideration of such in
ovitable results of annexation as
theso pressed upon the attention
of European powers, who are in
tho same boat with Japan as to
"iutorests," which will be the
strongest part of Japan's diplo
matic opposition to annexation.
That in what the Marquis Ito is
doing in Europe now. If the
United States, with her muoh
longer and greator intimacy, re
alized the value of these islands as
fully as Japan does, annexation
would not bo a question today but
an accomplished fact.
According to an honest confes
sion on bohalf of tho Greeks, re
produced in this paper, thoso
peoplo havo had more freedom
than proved good for them. "Tho
ourso of parliamentarism" is a
phraso that has only too much
applicability nowadays when po
pular government ought to bo ex
pected rather to approach perfect
President Kruger's diplomacy
has in it the milk of human kind
ness. At his suggestion Messrs.
Sampson and Davies, two of the
"reformers," wero unconditionally
released from prison as an act of
grace in honor of Queen Victoria's j
Jubileo. They had been in
prison ever since tho raid.
Instances of tho great benefit to
public health, in localities of tho
Southern States, fiom the intro
duction of artesiau water, instead
of the product of surface wells, are
on record. There is good reason
to believe that the timely supply
of artesian water in Honolulu wns
a great aid in preventing the
npiond of the cholera in 1895.
Our citizens should not rest con
touted until tho partial supply of
artesian water at presont enjoyed
is increased to a quantity that will
do away with surface water entire
ly for household purposes. What
wo havo got since the pumping
station was started about two
years ago, in all probability, has
prevented a good deal of sickness
that would otherwise have afflict
ed tho community. For a consid
erable part of this timo the
woather has been in irregular
moods, such as detract from the
ordinary salubrity of our climato,
and thoro is no saying what might
havo been if a majority of
residents had bocu depondont on
tho scarco and impuro supply of
water which characterized the
moro droughty seabonu of former
years. Mr. King's onorgotio ad
ministration of tho Interior De
partment will bo gratofully re
membered by tho peoplo at largo
for nothing moro than tho im
provement of tho wator supply.
It is to bo hapod that hu will bo
ouablod yot to bring tho sorvico
to a statu of perfoctiou, so that
mountain wood soup and mud
baths need not bo taltnu by any
body wln (loos not liliO IllOlli.
August 6, 1897.
The Kewalo Bicycle Track,
to be known as Cyclomere
Park, is at last a reality and
"not a dream," thanks to the
energy and enterprise of Mr.
Desky, and will be opened
with a grand meet next month,
and all the young men and
perhaps also.the lovely girls
will want to! try their luck on
it. In anticibation of increased
sales on bicycles we have
quietly laid In a good stock of
Tiibune Bicycles than which
there is none better in the
market. The Tribune is now
recognized in the United States
as the best; it is the favorite
with all the society people and
business men all over the
Union, and our own American
Minister rides one. Recent
advices announce a cut in
prices of low grade, but the
strictly high grade wheels still
sell readily at the former list
price. We have made better
arrangements with the manu
facturers, whereby we are en
abled to sell the Tribune bicy
cles at list price 100, and
invite all intending purchasers
of wheels to come and inspect
our stock before going else
where. vVe have ladies' and
gentlemen's road wheels, racers
and all models manufactured
by the celebrated Black Manu
facturing Co. We also carry
the Columbus, Columbus
Juvenile for Boys and Girls,
B & H Special, Zimmy and
Stormer, which are sold ex
1 ; &
t 1. .M0'
The Latest Model is reduced from
$100 to $85.
f Crescent Bicycles,
The Pacific Cycle & Manufacturing Co,,
Sole Agents for the Islands.
Hawaiian Hardware Co,
NO. 307 FORT STREET,
Opposite Spreckels' Bank
Every move In this game
of clothes building is
made for your gain.
there's the remotest possibility,
and not u peimy too much to pay,
WHITE LUPME BEANS
AtiotliHrncarf maker tripped up.
All going nowat twenty uvecenU.
9 Hotel Street : : faYCllcy BlOCk
AKentH for Dr. Didintd's Linen-Mesh
Under lveur. Send for Catalogue.
We Make Shirts to Order.
Scottish Thistle Club.
A niimditl meolliitr ot tho itbovu will
liu held TO-NIGHT ut. 7;:Wn in
, Mil. H. MACl'AIUANK,
ISO It Hwuiulitry.
When planted for soiling purposes cause the
ground to absorb and hold moisture and act as
a most efHcicnt .....
No Better Fertilizer is known for CANE LANDS.
V3T For sale in quantities to suit by
The California Feed Co.,
Telephone 121. Queen Street.
Pacific Hardware Co., Ltd
You Can Find
Some interesting items
for Gentlemen with in
tiTPnting Angu"t prices
in Linen Crash, suitings
of nil kinds and Gents'
The Hotel St. Tailors,
Telephone 641. 1. O. Box
Just to linnd an invoico of tho Now Improved PLANTERS HOE.
SOLID OAST STEEL Extra strong, Eyo and Blado forged from
PLOWS Breakers, Double Furrow, Subsoil, Bico.
HOWE'S SOALES-Tho best in tho world.
BRUSHES Paints, Oils and Varnishos.
WIRE DOOR MATS Windmill aud Cistern Pumps.
VISES, PIPE GUTTERS Norton's Jock Screws, 8 aud 10 tous.
VACUUM OILS Another invoico just roooivod.
We Can Handle
Borne inoru collections; we lire
meeting Willi treat success
willed menus success to our
patrons. Drop us a cm tl anil
we will call. It will be to
BUCK & MASON,
Coll'ting & AdvTsing Agcy,
SIT Merchant Street.
SARATOGA being no longer a pub
lie resort, tho nroprlotrewt will Ito glad
to lot tho whole or part (with board If
donlrud or light limiNuki-opliig). to
private- families wishing u hwiltliy
summer rt'itort. Kor term, iiddniM
l O. Mux "IH, or on Hid prumlxt's,
IHiO I III
To Be Opened.
Til UUHDAY, July 15, at tint Rallor'H
ii .1... i, ...... ..?..... ...in i
Jl'flliu, uiu jvtminiliuilt will rulipUU
with a Frtoi Dlnnur nervud In llrat.
iilawn stylo, Mt-uU, single, iWitj ticket.
$l,o0, Opun from r a. in, to 7 n in,
UHUNO J IKK,
PEOPLE'S EXPRSS CO.
Ol Nl.'Kl 207 Mr-JU'IIANT Hthki.t,
Tolephono 3 tfft.
Furniture and Pianos care
ful ly moved.
Baggage Checked al Your Homo,
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