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JTHE HAWAIIAN STAR, TUESDAY, APRIIi 23, 1901.
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TUESDAY,', APRIL 23, 1901.
TO THE VICTOR.
"To the victors belong the spoils,"
Klibly quotes a Homo Ruler. It Is not
-ability or fitness for ofllco that Is re
quired, but simply ofllco. It Is a naif
.statement which certainly commends It
self by Its frankness. As to the gov
ernment of the Torrltory or Us manage
.mcnt, that Is a purely secondary con
sideration in the Homo Rulers' mind,
If it is a consideration at all. "Spoils"
is the watch word, the end and aim
of the party. Even Tammany in New
1'ork has some compunction about giv
ing publicity to such an aim, and talks
of good governihent, and reform and
Improvement. It had some little shame
left nno strives to cover Its naked body
of greed, with some squalid rags of
honesty and self respect. It has re
innlned for the Home Rule party to
come naked into the full light of day
and confess that "spoils" Is what was
and is the mainspring of the party. It
is nrlmltive. it takes us back to
thoughts of the Garden of Eden. Prim- j
itlve nature, the power of being naked
and not ashamed is after all something
to be admired.
Hut taking these gentlemen on their
own ground are the.y the victors? Has
tho Home Rule party swept the States?
Js the President a Homo Ruler? Is he
-wedded to the policy of anything to
beat the men who make money, pay
their debts and live cleanly? As far as
one can judge it was not the Home
Rule party that carried the last elec
tion, it was the Republican party. The
President of the United States is a Re
publican. Naturally the President ap
points Republicans. If the Democratic
jiarty had been triumphant at the last
election, It would have been a different
story as far as' Republicans might be
concerned. Federal olllces would be
tilled up by Democrats, and Democratic
inlluence as to local ofllces would be
paramount. One falls to see however
where the Home Rule party would
have come In, even If it had chosen to
call itself upon reconsideration the In
dependent Home Rule Democratic
party, which it most surely would have
done if the Democrats had been In
the ascendency. The fact Is that tho
'Home Rule party, With tile keen and
hungry desire for oWce,' occupies the
unpleasant position of being neither
ilsh, flesh, fowl, nor good red herring,
though It is ready to call Itself any one
- tit these, if "spoils" can be obtained.
, Curiously tho political world does not
-want fowl, when It calls for red her
ring, and it detects the flavor at once,
Jf the one tries to masquerade as the
A Republican Governor of a Terri
tory Is politically bound to appoint Re
publicans to ofllce. A Democratic
Governor of a Territory is politically
bound to appoint Democrats to olllce.
'Jf a local cabal springs up, neither
. is bound, to recognize It. The Governor
'. of a Territory represents the political
views of the President who appoints
him, and, he mu,s't by earnest endeavor
and reward keep tho true members
of his party together. He must see
. that no man or set of men are appolnt
i d to olflce who do' not belong to his
The Governor of a State is in a totally
different position. He Is elected, nnd
' upon the vote that elected him he acts.
'. he wns elected upon the 'straight
' Republican or the straight Democra-
tic ticket, he will distribute his patron
age accordingly. If a fusion ticket
elected him, patronage would be divi
ded. Again a third party, a freak
1 party, might elect him, and the patron
age wouid go to the freaks.
But In a Territory there is no ropm
- for freak par.tles. It must either be
t straight Republican, straight Demo
crat, or Fusion. Tho only result of a
freak party is dead lock, and the Gqv
ernor of a Territory can stand the dead
lock a great deal better than the freak
party. This is the position of the Home
Rulers today. To down the whites and
give all the ofllces to Hawailans Is no
policy of the Republican party. The
Governor as representing the Republi
can party in the Territory cannot con
sider any such nollcy. What if the ma
jority of the Senate, turn down all the
Governor's nominations, he can, when
he chooses, make" other nominations,
but they certainly will not be nomina
tions dictated by the Home Rulers.
If tho Homo Rulers want recognition
they must, gef.,it. through the Republi
can Central Committee. If they truly
join the Republican party, they must
accept the platform of that party, and
work in harmony with that party. To
turn a flip flap, as was done tho other
day and call themselves alphabetical
' Republicans, does not by any means
make them so. The spoils are far off.
DANGER ON BOTH SIDES.
Both Federal and Territorial Health
authorities will ha'e to exercise the ut
most vigilance In preventing disease
from crclnJjjtq jjur, little Torrltory.
From all, dlrfotlpuB comes news that
both plftsrup.and.'amali pox nre preva.
lent. From the mainland side" we have
to guard against small pox, which has
become epidemic In some of the states.
No one can tell how this may not be
smuggled In. A person leaving Colo
rado or Kansas might have the seeds
of it In tho Hjstem, and It might not
develop till after arrival. This Is whero
the danger lies. Whatever tho care and
vigilance exercised by the Marino Hos
pital authorities, it Is impossible to
guard Against such a contingency.
It then becomes the duty of the terri
torial officials to guard and to watch
within tho territorial boundaries. The
utmost care should bo taken to exa
mine Into the causes of death of those
who have not been attended by a regu
lar physician. The Star believes that
there has been an Immense Improve
ment In this direction within the last
year or so, but it Is possible for the best
ofllclals to grow slack, and this Isjio
time for slackness.
But if wo have to guard small pox
from tho mainland, wo have to guard
against plague and small pox from the
Orient. We need not trouble about
plague in India, or Cape Colony. We
have no direct communication with
them. But plague In Hong Kong, in
Peking, in Japan intimately affects us.
We are praptlcally In direct communi
cation with these places. Small pox too
Is prevalent In all these places, and It
Is also very prevalent In Manila. Every
transport that comes through Is likely
to bring Its quota of small pox patients
It Is a very serious situation.
We are not likely again to get Into
a frantic state of fear should either
small pox or plague be Introduced, nor
are we likely to, nor can we, go to the
expense we formerly have to fight the
diseases. We shall have to bo content
with the less drastic methods which ob
tain in other places. But to get rid of
the diseases will bo costly under any
circumstances, and if they once get u
foothold they will affect the tourist
trade which is of the utmost import
ance to our retail dealers, and many of
our local enterprises.
That with so much menace wo shall
escape scot free during these coming
summer months, seems too much to
hope. We must, however, not run off
in sudden alarm should a case of either
disease appear. We must trust to the
good sense arid the good management
of the Board of Health. The lesson of
the past will not be forgotten. Wo have
paid dearly for our experience, we must
now expect to reap our reward In In
creased vigilance and better handling
of any out break that may occur.
Today Is the Governor'' birthday. Ho
has the good wishes of many friends for
a continued life of usefulness and
honor In tho future, as In the past.
There have been two attempts to get
a joint session, but the success has been
somewhat limited. On each occasion
It has appeared to the outsider to-be a
The gambling bill got its deserved
quietus last night. We shall hear no
more of It for this session and two
years hence wo will hope that freak
legislation will no longer bo forced up
on our attention.
Wniluku Is bestirring Itself to cap
ture the county seat and has sent In a
petition to the Legislature to get La
haina put In the background. It look3
as if it were no go for Wniluku. Sena
tor White with his flow of poetic speech
has held Lahalna for twenty years
past, and is not going to let go now.
The Bow Wong Society has some
thing to say for Itself in reply to Dr.
Sun. The main difference between these
two parties Is that the Bow Wongs
hope to regenerate China through
cleaning up the present machinery,
while Dr. Sun's Younf China party
wants to break up the whole of the
present machinery, sweep It Into the
ash heap of broken Ideals, and start
entirely afresh. ' The Young China
party Is the Nihilistic form of Chinese
regeneration. The Bow Wongp are the
Miss Davison, who has been appoint
ed Commissioner to Buffalo to repre
sent the Educational Bureau of the
j Territory, Is eminently fitted for the
' position. Miss Davison is a part-Ha-I
wulian, received the whole of her edu
cation In the city schools, and taught
successfully as principal of tho Manoa
School, which she raised from a chao
tic condition into a well equipped and
progressive Institution. Her executive
ability was recognized and she was ap
pointed Assistant Secretary and School
Agent for the district of Honolulu,
which offices she has filled most satis
factorily. Miss Davison ' thoroughly
understands the. working of the depart
ment, and will be able to give all in
formation about Hawaiian education
to those 'who. visit the education exhibit
in Buffalo, The Bureau and the Terri
tory at laree will b& fortunate in being
so well represented,
Tho Legislature Is nothing, of not
modest. It appropriated $15,000 for its
expenses, a sum far In excess of any
that previous Legislatures have requir
ed. This large sum, which was equi
valent to $7&0 per day, is now found to
be insufficient, and it is claimed that
$20,000wlll have to be appropriated. This
will bring up the cost of the Legisla
ture to $05,000 or somewhat more than
$1,000 per day. Whether the citizens
have got their money's worth for the
lavish expenditure, remains to be seen.
So far the success of the majority
seems to consist in having laid hands
upon and spent this sum, and in get
ting upon the statute book the repeal of
tho tax upon lady dogs. In fact this
might be dubbed the Lady Dog Legis
lature. Of course there arc rude people
who might call it something else, but
Lady Dog Legislature sounds rather
Are you troubled
in yonr house?
If you are try
greedily eaten by
Price 25 cents per Can
WHITE DRESS GOODS
Being Overstocked we Must . Sell 2,0,00 Pieces of fine, new up-to-date
White Dress (ibods, and would call your attention to the
250 pieces of Fine Dimity 5 . cents a yard.
Former price 10 cents.
200 pieces of Fine Lace Stripes, 12 1-2 cents a yard.
f Former price 20 cents.
910 pieces of Fine Lace Stripes, at 10 cents a yard.
Former price 15 cents.
1,500 pieces of White Dress Goods,
Assorted Styles and Patterns, reduced from 20c to 12 1-2 cents, Must be sold as we
250 piecjesi Dotted Swiss 10 cents a yard.
Former price 15 cents.
100, pieces Dotted Swiss, 12 1-2 cents ajfyard.
Former price 20 cents.
150 pieces Egyptian Mull, at half price.
250 piecespndia Linen, reduced price.
The Housekeeper's Friend
TKADK -fa MAIIK
For General Household Use.
For Washing and Cleaning
Dishes and Polishing Kitchen
Utensils, Tinware, Crockery,
Brass and Copper Vessels, Cut
lery and all kinds of Steel, Iron,
Knives, Forks, etc., and Earth
enware, Glass Porcelain, Marble
Statuary, Mantels and Marble
Floors, Painted "Woodwork, Oil
cloth, Bathtubs, Instruments of
all kinds, Machinery, for remov
ing Stains, Rust, Dirt or Tarn
ish, In fact, for anything whero
bright surfaces are desired,
SILEXO is invaluable. It will
da the cleaning and polishing
more effectively and thoroughly
than any other article yet in
vented, nnd Is the very princi
ple of economy and saving of
time ad labor. It can be ap
plied on the most delicate and
valuable goods, to which It will
restore tho freshness and lustre.
There Is no sand or grit of any
kind, nor anything else Injurious
in Its composition, and, can
there-fore be recommended as
perfectly harmless. Can be used
in salt, hard or soft water. SI
LEXO Is an excellent article for
cleaning the hands.
Regular price, 10 cents a cake.
In order to Introduce this ar
ticle we will sell It at a special
price of 5 cents a cake, for one
week only, sale ending Saturday,
Nos. 63, 65 and 57, King Street
GREAT REDUCTION IN PRIGE.
t Jpctt Received
Our Second Consignment of
New Season's Shirt
JVL BRASCH & CO. I J
PHONE 157 i
A Carload of the
Favorite Creosote Stains
All numbers. Just to
Another Carload of
BEAVER LUNCH ROOM.
fort Street. Opposite Wilder & Co.
H. J. NOLTE, Prop'r.
First-class Lunches served with tea,
offee, soda water, ginger ale or milk.
Smokers' Requisites a Specialty.
hand, direct from the
All SttlM and Bltei for a Th rienntn kit txtr tM
Ever? Kind of Fuel. V Trade-Mark. Be war.
CONSOLIDATED SODA WATER IIS
Esplanade, cor, Allen and Fort Stfl.
Manufacturers of Soda water. Ginger
Ale, Sarsaparllla, Root Beer, Cream
Soda, Strawberry, etc, etc
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