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At "Brito Hall," Konlu Slroot.
gjT Telephone 8-11 jgflU
V. J. TESTA, Proprlotor and
KDMUND NOBKIE. Editor.
W. HORACE WBiaHT, ABBiatant
Reatdtnc in Honolulu.
MONDAY, OOT. 18, 1807.
WANTED THE EARTH.
At a banquot held at the California
Hotel, in San Franoi?co, where
about a hundred of. California's
brightot men carao together, tho
drift of talk over cigars nnd wino
tot upon tho annexation of Hawaii.
One eloquent speaker for annoxation
spoke of tho importance of Hawaii's
trade to the Paoifio States, dwelling
upon tho fact that at limt ninety
per aent. of tho island trade came
through the Golden Gato already.
Whoroupon Mr. John P. Irish exclaimed:
"Good Gnd how muoh
more do you want?" "Would you
assumo the cost and responsibilities
that annexation would entail to secure
the remaining ten per cent?"
TOPICS OF THE DAY,
Out of tho hands of tho Sugar
Trust and into the hands of
is like jumping out of the frying
pan into the hottest of firo.
In anticipation of tho wonderful
boom whioh is to strike Hawaii
aftor annexation, a now bank is to
be established by Mr.- P. 0. Jones
and his financial associates. Mr.
Jones thinkB that there is room for
another bank, and ho certainly
ought to know. As ho has conducted
a banking business hero without a
license during tho past throe years,
the treasury and tho taxpayers will
foel gratified that he finally has
that present circumstances
warrant the expenditure of a fee for
a banking license. Tho old banking
houses, which in days gone by assisted
some of tho "now" bankers in
pulling through many a serious
crises, are now finding out some of
the "benefits" which annexation
Who will bo tho two Hawaiian
Commissioners on President
Board of Five to prepare
the laws for the governance of our
oountry when annoxation has
arried, They will probably bo selected
from tho following notables
and budding statesmen: W. A.
Kinney, Lorrin A. Thurston, W. R.
Castle, F. M. Hatch, Cecil Brown
and W. 0. Achi. As among the
leadora of the Hawaiian Bar available,
Castlo and Brown should be
the boat solootious for praotical experience
if not from legal attainments.
Tho othors aro too partisan
in feoliug to possesif impartiality of
judgmont and judicial mind. Tlioro
will be plenty of work for tho lawyers,
in any ovout, to intorprnt tho
world's futuro uiarvol, tbo Hawaiian
To say that tho annexationists
hero and in tho States aro somewhat
premature, is using a vory mild expression.
Tho artificial boom has
started and wo expect to shortly see
all the fanatics in a porfeot turmoil
of enthusiastic whooping-it up. A
now bank, two now "white" shoo
stores are tho firBt evidences of tho
opening of tho annexation dance.
Every California paper announces
daily tho appointments of governors,
judge?, of o., for tho territory of
Hawaii, and by this timo we do not
doubt that the Whito House is
flooded with petitions from carpet
baggers willing to take a job and a
salary on tho cannibal islands. The
climax in (bis prematuro rush was
readied when n naval officer was
overheard saying last Saturday
evening, that ho had in his trunk
tho same American flag which
Blount pullod down in 1893, nnd
that within six weeks the Bitna flag
would float over the Exosutive building.
Wo should suggest to the officer
wo have forgotUju his name
that if he roally has that historic
flag ho should sprinkle it with plenty
of camphor, or it may bo moth-eaten
bofore put to tho uso that ho claims
it is dustiued for. The officer, how-over,
must not bo taken too serious
ly. Tho fhg story was givou out by
him in tho bar room of tho Hotel,
Tho hopes of tho annexationists
are centrod not so much on tho ratification
of tho Treaty of annoxation,
as upon tho passage of Senator
Morgan's Bill to admit Hawaii as a
Territory of the United States, tho
laws of tho United States to be operative
in this country on July 4, 1898.
Thu Treaty racket is but the bluff
but tho Bill is tho right bower of
their expectations, and thin is why
Swi'titor Morgan is armed cap-a-pie
with information for the great battle
in which tho Troaty will bo but the
skirmishing Hue, unless tho unexpected
How pleasant it will be for fortile
Molokai to be wholly devoted to tho
lepers. In courso of timo this will
possibly ensue. Calif irnia has already
suggested sending her unfortunates
there, and as this will b
practically a conquered country as
an nppurtenancoor Penal Colony to
thfl United States what is thoro to
prevent it "from becoming tbo National
Leper receiving lazaretto for
the United States. Canada has
Tracadio and America will have
Molokai. It is ouly a question of
time, and the idea morally and
is not an unwise one,
oven if unpleasant to us.
What will the Governmont do
with thoir loyal legions of soldiers
and office holders when wo are annexed?
Their leisurely labors have
unfitted thorn for other occupations
even wore thoro vacancies in the
different linen of life for which they
wore competont before they indulged
in the luxuries of office. Tho
Government will be practically
bankrupt on tho day aftor annexation
and consequently will bo unable
to give thoir lato employees
passages to foreign lands. Abl wo
havo it, lot them be free laborers on
the sugar plantations under the
sugar oligarchy, at "popular," that
is Mongolian wages,. They will enjoy
tho, lifo for a change, and, if we
mistake not, will soon mako a
ohango of the life for their benefit
if not for the swelling of tho purees
of thoir employers.
Thero are still some people who
for political motives hope for the
interferonco of Great Britain in our
affairs. They lean on a broken reod
for England's policy in the matter
may bo summed up in an extraot
from a well informed Englishman's
letter. "What uso iB Hawaii to us?
Why should wo further tax our people
for the benefit of anothor poodle?
What revenue oan wo dorivo
from Hawaii, and whoro will our
profits on our expenditures oomo in?
England's policy in taking unoccupied
or uncivilized countries is not
meroly philanthropic but is
commercial, Wo seek paying
investments. Hawaii is ocoupied by
a mixed population that is of no
valuo to us, and wu should bo in
continual hot wator. Wo should'
havo to fortify the placo aud keep a
fleet thoro, aud Hawaii is too poor
to pay thoso expanses. Sho looks as
if bIio woro almost bankrupt, aud wo
don't want any more bankrupt
countries to protect. Wo aro too
busy developing tho oountries wo
now possess to attend to othorB, and
especially to such as do not show us
good grouuds for assisting thorn.
If wo had wishod to possess Hawaii
we should have takon her long
now aud if wo ever want hor we
Bhall tako her, aud keep her, if we
havo the power no matter what nation
holds her. If you aro nut competent
to maintain your own
America is tho only
oountry you should join, hut if you
are an honest country now you will
oon become politically dishonest
under her control. Monoy will buj
uverylhiug and you will dtgonoratu
iuto a quasi slavo holding country.
You have no friends in England to
help you by interference. Our
has more important thing?
to attend to than Hawaii. It would
bo a profitless speculation for us,
aud might load us into a war whioh
we do not wish to force, but which
we aro willing to enter into, if so desired,
but we want something more
important than Hawaii to fight
about. Sho is useless to us com
moroially and strategically wo art-strong
enough without hor. Wo
would, however, Join tho other Powers
interested in tho Pacific in guar
antcing her independence."
From Kauai ports, per stmr. Ke
Au Quit, W A. Kiunoy, J. 0. Asohell
aud 10 on deck.
From Kauai ports, per stmr. Mi-kabala,
W. H. Jtice, Chas. Rice, Mr.
M. S. Rice, Mrs Icon berg, P. Iankea,
Miss Ward, Mrs. Kalihi Lovell, Alice
Lovull, 0. Sehaofer and 18 on deck.
From Maui portp, per stmr.
L. A. Dickfy, E Ros, C H Aki,
Mt8H Aki. G. Kaiser, Win. Campbell
W. K. Hutchiusnn, A. E os and
wife, Sam Kho and child, R. Gardner,
L M. Vettlepen and 87 on dock.
m m m
Torbeht. In this city, October 1G,
18y7, to the wife of James L.
Col. Geo. D. Moore is a traveler.
Ho voyages 15,000 miles to spend
only four days at his own homo. Ho
purposes leaving for California and
returning to Auckland, N. Z., by tho
S. S. Alameda.
E. S. Schuman feels very pleased
with his purehsso of Vola Clair tho
fine black stallion. He intends to
keep tho horso and will probably
train him for next year's racoB when
Vola Clair my givo somo of tho
sports a genuine surprise.
1 I u
If your friends talk about your home
looking so shabby, when you! can refurnish
it throughout with all that's
necessary to make it
Bright, Cheerful and Convenient,
at such a small outlay.
" MAN WANTS
Honolulu, Oct. 18, 1897
is a lucky number to many
people aud it is especially so
in Stoves and Uanges, as all
who first inspect and thon use
Fischer Ranges No. 7
will have to admit. If
wo can rely upon the statements
of our patrons, they
are undoubtedly THE BEST
IN THE MARKET of Honolulu
for good work, cleanliness,
comfort and as fuel
savei'rf and food and temper
We don't fleal alnncin the
FISCHER for in aldition to
our large supply of the best
oil htoves we have other makes
such as tho PANSY, OLIVE
and BONO in three nizes,
perfect Jewel h for the Kitchen.
And then among the
larger stoves we have the
COLUMBIA, in sovons and
einhts, and the EMPIRE
CITY, a splendid range for
restaurants, boarding homes,
coffee shops and country
T(i6 Hawaiian Hardware Co,, LQ
2613 Fokt Stjieet, -
so 'tis said.
But the one little thing which he always
wants, and which he is all times
sure to find at our store, is
LITTLE IP IR, I O E3 S
First lR,a,te Quality of Goods.
Call and Inspect New Goods
Jk T. YJater&ouse
There are three brands of
Jains and Jellies known to be
absolutely pure. Crosse &
Blackwells, Morton's and
Codo, Elfelt & Co. During
tho pure food crusade in California
the goodn of the latter
passed every inspection and
now come out of the factory
specially Btamped "Pure
Food' "We have a completo
stock of these goods and offer
them to the public at very low
Our grocery department is
full to the brim with reliabl
goods and our prices are low
enough as to draw common
from other dealers. We buy
for cabh in quantities to suit
the demand and consequently
they are always fresh.
"We handle the celebrated
Albeit boneless sardines and
the Paluce brand of sliced
bacon, two articles for the
table that are unext elled.
"We carry a full line of table
delicacies, English and American
and promptly fill orders.
Prompt delivery in all cases
whether in person or by tele
phone and careful attention
paid to the selection of goods.
J. T. Waterhouse.
Queen St., Honolulu.