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THE EVENING BULLETIN: HONOLULU, H. I., DECEMBER 24, 1898.
Published Every Day, except SunJsy. At tio Klnjr
street, Honolulu, M. I., by the
BULLETIN PUBLISHING COMPANY.
W. R. FARRINGTON Editor
DANIEL LCKJAN City Editor
SATURDAY, DEO. 21, 1898.
Tho Bulletin oxtonda tho cor
dial grectiug of tho Benson to its
many patrons. Ent, drink and bp
merry, givo presents because you
lovo to do it and uot bocaueo cus
tom demands it aud let wheels of
peaco and good will ruu for two
A CONTttMPhATKD CI1IJII'-
Tho Morning Advertiser, the
oQicial organ of tho Republic of
Hawaii, ou May 9, 1S98, publish-
ed this editorial relative to Hawaii's
position in Spanish-American
"As a member of the family of nations
we must declare our position, oecausc we
are a maritime State. As a neutral state
she (Hawaii) should follow, in due time
the example of other neutral stales, and
proclaim her neutrality. Such a proclam
ation would require the Bennington to
leave this port within 24 hours. jutasthe
Portuguese requlreJ the Spanish tleet to
leave St. Vincent at once. Should the
Bennington refuse to go, we could not help
ourselves, but would show an honest neu
trality. On May G Grn. A. S. Hartwcll
prominent in tho counsels of the
Hawaiian government authorized
The neutrality of Hawaii Is generally
assumed or taken for granted, and it would
be Impossible to conce ve that Hawaii .is a
sovereign power would do any act hostile
to Spain. That w hich Is meant can usu
ally be expressed with perfect safety and
1 think It would be wise to avoid any
possible inference that the negotiation of
the treaty of annexation Involves Hawaii
in any way In which the United States Is
encaced. There s nothing which can be
construed as hostile to the United States
in the ordinary official intimation or no
tice that Hawaii Is strictly neutral, and
therefore it seems to me to be proper to
glue such notice.
Now on tho 21th of Docomber
1898, ovor four months after tho
annexation of thesd islands, the
Advcrtisor publishes long state
mout in defense of tho ntJitucln of
ilio Hawaiian Government oil the
question of neutinlity. Tho Ad
yertiser gives nu ofliciul etatemont
(hprpby proving its position ns tho
"official tnoutbpieco of tho govern
ment, which potion it has held
from tho inception of tho Doie
government, and which it hold
during tho crUis in tho United
States war with Spain.
Wo do not question tho accUra
cy of Mr. Dole's Jotter's given
publicity aftf-r Iheso months of si
lonce. Tho BULLETIN has not had
access to tho documents and since
annexation has not had the official
organ advantages of our contem
porary. In detailing tho attitude
of the Bulletin, liowevor, the Ad
vortisor has boeu sharp and nuda
oiouB in its misreprtsontations,
both by statement and inference.
The inhorcnt, self ovidont weak
ness of tho government's neutrali
ty action is brought out with
damaging distinctness, by the
very fact that tho members of the
government, who control the ut
terances of tho Adveitisor, now
foel called upon to nttompt
an explanation, to publish a
defouso of an notion in
a notublo crisis in which the
liODObt American loyalty of the
higher members of tho govern
ment was put to the test.
"With what additional feeling 0
BliBmo for the mon who have been
official leaders in Hawaii, do the
Amoricaus of this territory and
tho Americans of (ho United
States, who havo boon taught to
idoalizo thogovernmontof Hawaii,
look upon this last political move
made through the official organ.
The people of this community
know that tho gnvornraout whu-h
publishes nn official defense in the
Adveitiser of Deo. 21, was in n
position to control tho treasona
ble utterances rando by that organ
in April and May, tho olijoct of
thoso utterances boing to influence
tho people to support the D.ile
government in a declaration of the
neutrality of Hawaii.
Admitting for tho sake of
the nrgumont that President
Dolo did not ngreo with tho
neutrality policy of tho Advor
tieor, it was within tho provinoo
of tho Hawaiian Government
to demand that tho Advertiser
should cense its cownrdly, uu
Amoricau educational campaign
that urged popular support for
a demand from the Hawaiian gov
ernment that tho United StatoB
warship should ienvo Honolulu
harbor in 21 hours.
If thero woro uo other ovidonco
showiug tho weakuess of tho gov
ornmout sworn to support tho
Amorican principle by steadfast
loyalty, this nlouo domouBtrates
with what shifting, shirking, halt
ing stops theDolo government pur
sued its way. With one hand play-
ingtho frioudly sympathetic role in
Washington, with the other list
ouiug to nnd allowing to be
preached through tho official
organ tho gospel of cowardly
The dark details of tho local at
titude nro now rnoro carefully
shaded from publicity by tho gov
ernment aud its official organ.
"President Dole's government,''
nq tho ollicial organ torms it, and
rightly too, as it represents no ono
else, but nevertheless a govern
ment rfcoiving its commission nt
tho hands of tho Amorican gov
ernment, tho Piosidout of tho
United States, and with tho oath
of allegiance still fresh on its lips,
has after dcliborato consideration
confessed that, so fully accepted is
tho impression that it wavered to
tho point of faithlessness to tho
United States at tho out
break of tho war with
opain and camo bo near
declaring neutrality, that official
vindication is now necessary
which tho "friends of Presidont
Dolo" aro requested to plnco in the
hands of "proniiuout mon in
Washinuton " This must bo
painful indeed to those who mako
H anu tiuso in WfWnngton wuo
oughi to tako Hawaii into tho
Ho who excuses himself accuses.
Let thero bo uo evasion of tho
question at ipsuo. Was tho atti
tude of tho Hawaiian Executive,
from tho limo war was known to bo
inevitable, Until 48 hours b&foro
tho Hows of Dowoy's victory was
received, what tho people of tho
United Slates had tho right to ex
pct and did in fact understand it
to be when the idatids woro ad
mitted to tho Union ? Or was it
"hold, loyal nnd pairiotio" ?Or was
it weak or wavering to tho point
if dallying with couneollors who
had declared that Hawaii must
nrnolaim neutrally anu oruor uiu
United SUloa war-ihipB to sea
within 24 houra ? What was the
rotation of these neutrality advo
cates lo tho Cabinet ?
The question is not of abandon
ing a neutrality that had beenJ
I reclaimed, but of proclaiming a
neutrality that npver nao an exist
ence in tho uenru ot tuis people,
and would havo given, anu was
urui d. because it would give a
r tut us in tin Be islands to tho ono-
Wes of the United States.
It is not tho commission ot a
crime for which wo havo hold and
do hold the Hawaiian Excoutivo
responsible, but I ho cool and calm
contemplation of it.
In its quotations from tho Bul
letin cdicnriil utterances of May
last, the official organ fights shy
..f tho fact that tho BULLETIN at
'hat tirao exprestied tho opinion
under tho direct nnd recognized
influence of a momborof tho Dolo
iihini-t. Tho Bulletin nt that
time said, "As a member of tho
Cabim t is elsewhero reported na
saying,Hawaii has done everything
U'Ciiiinately within her powers to
promoto actual union." This
as tho reflection of an
official statement mndo by
n in-'iuberof the Dole government.
The goutleman editing tho Bul-
Iletin at thut time took hia cuo
fio u nn influential member of the
Dolo government, an official who
wo believe know tho intrigue, who
know tho dolioaoy of tho diploma
tic situation, aud yet who still
gave voico to arguments in favor
of neutrality, thoreby misleading
thoso outside tho ollicial circle as
to tho sorious nntnro of Hawaii's
Tho official organ now Boeks to
causo tho people to bolievo that it
has told tho whole history of the
It has not published tho full
history, ns tho ovonts of futuro
dayB will show.
BTHE B. & H.ffSf
We have received were made St
for us, from the LATEST designs furnish-
ed In advance by the manutacturers.
Until January 1st
We will make a liberal reduction from the
marked prices. We are also making re
duced prlceson PICTUKESand FRAMES.
These suits are CORRECT
LY and TASTEFULLY
MADE ; they are both AT
TRACTIVE and SER
VICEABLE. We have them in NAVY
BLUE and WHITE DUCK.
Nothing in the way of a
CHRISTMAS GIFT would
be more acceptable and use
ful to a boy.
We have MANY other
for the SEASON.
Merchant and Fort Streets.
In accordance with Soctlon 1 ot Chap
tor XXVI. of tho laws of 1880:
AH portions holding wator prlvllogos
or thoso puylng wator ratos, aro horoby
notified that tho water ratos fortlio term
ending Jnno SO, 1809, will bo duo and
iiayublo at tho olllco of tho Honolulu
Wuter Vorks, on tho. 1st day of January
All huvIi ratos romalnlng unpaid for
16 days aftor tlmy aro duo will be sub-
Joct to an additional 10 por cent.
All prlvllogHS upon which latosrotnaln
unpaid February IB, 1800, (SO days aftor
becoming dellnijunnt) are ltablo to sus
pension without furthor notice.
Ilatex aro payable, at tho ofllco of the
Wator Works ill thn Knpualwa Building.
Sup't Honolulu Wator Works.
Honolulu, 11. 1., vev. -u, lovo.
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We want everybody to know that
we are showing the largest variety of
Novelties and Useful
Goods Suitable for Holiday Gifts
ever displayed. We are showing the
best'assortment of Chenille and Tapes
try CURTAINS, at lowest bottom prices.
Tapestry and Velvet Pile TABLE COVERS.
Qualities are the best; colorings and
designs are the newest. The Holiday
trade this year will eclipse any previous
season. OUR STORE WILL 'REMAIN
OPEN EVERY EVENING.
Carts, Wash Sets,
Little Chairs for
Dolls as BIG
Dressed Dolls from 15c to S8 I
Everybody is cordially invited to
visit the BAZAAR, 316 Fort St.
J. m. WEBB.
British-American S.S. Co.'s Line
Will make MONTHLY round trips, stop
ping at HILO on the down passage.
Arrive In Honolulu Jan. 21, 1800.
Lcnvc Honolulu January 2T, 1800.
The S. S. "Garonne " Is a large and
finely equipped steamer, with roomy, com
fortable and convenient passenger accom-1
Connections with Northern Pacific and
Great Northern Railways, affording di
rect route to Central or Eastern States.
Amorican MosBenoer Sorvioe
Mnsouio. Temple. Tolephono
-;j ;j ; ii rj -a -ill? ! "AH "A "A "A
Dry Goods Co., Limited.
Christmas vehicles !
-On tho Mohican wo shall
In 8UIWBYS, PIJVETONS nnd
suitable. Christmas Gifts.
Honolulu Carriage flanufactory
TV- TV. TVDEMGH-IT, Prop'r.
We are open
day and night.
let any thing,f act
hinder you from
seeing our im
display of Holi
W, W, Dimond & Co.,
The People's Store.
..Von Holt Block, King street.
ttf OECORATING ANO NATURAL
23 WOOD FINISHING A SPECIALTY.
Grainer, Glazier, and
Tinter : ; :
, Next to Police Station
"AH "AH "AS "AH "ilH ItH 1LH "AH 1LH "AH "AH
rocolvo a largo lot of Latest Styles
HOAD CAItTS, which will mako
FONT STREET, ABOVE HOTEI.
She knows the wants
of her husband, and Is
happy when she can
surprise him with a
beautiful tie as a Christmas
present. We have them
from 25 cents upward.
Best makes and latest
Hosiery, Cuffs, Collars,
Shirts, and ready-to-wear
children and for
Neat, New, Nobby.
A new stock of Boys'
9 Hotel Street
- Wayerley Blocfr
Agents for Dr. Delmel'a Llnen-Meeli'
Underwear. Bend for Catalogue.
We Make Shirts to Order.
Telephone No. 070.
Don't BIIm II.
Plaoo yonr order wi'h tho New
England Bakery & Candy Co. if
yon wish nioo fresh g oils for
Xrnae, Yon mke tho biggest mil'
tako of your lifo if you fail o do'
so. There is ouly one Now Eng
land Bakory in llonolnlu. Don't
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