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THE PACIFIC CCXMMEHCIAI, ADVEHTISEK: HOXOI. UIiTJ, .TUXE 2G, 1S94
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The Pacific Commercial Advertiser
:Mued Every Morr.ins, Except
Sunday, by the
Hawaiian Gazette Company
At tin. 31H 3Ierchant tret.
H. N. CASTLE, : : : : EDI70E.
JUNE 25, 1804.
Congress is now tangled up in
the wool schedules. Adjournment
is not in sight, and the fate of the
Wilson bill, and with it of the pro
on sugar, is
in utter uncertainty.
Sugar has recovered somewhat
from the extreme depression of the
past few weeks, and has risen to a
trifle above three cents. The
change would have been more wel
come if it had come earlier, but it
still arrives in time to benefit a
considerable portion of the Ha
' Robert Wilcox i3 still as much
of a fire-eater as in the old davs
when the fish market resounded
with hi3 eloquence. Pistol himself
never rolled largphrase3 under
his tongue with a heartier relish.
In a letter to his patron and friend
of other days, CC3ar Celso Moreno,
he sets forth his views on the Ha
waiian situation, and reiterates his
readiness to die for his country.
No one, however, demands this
sacnuce, and we believe tnat in
the lisht of Robert's part, he will
continue to be found readier to live
on his country than to die for her.
According; to late advices from
the Orient a pestilence known as
the Black Death is raging in Can
ton and at some of the Chinese
eeaports. It appears to be of a
Tery virulent nature, and gener
ally kills its victims within about
forty-eight hours. The health auth
orities at Vancouver and San Fran
cisco have begun to take strict pre
cauiions regarding every vessel
coming from China, and it might
be well for our own Board of
Health to do the same thing. The
steamer Rio Janeiro is due here
from Hongkong and Yokohama on
the 10th of July. It is not likely
that she will have the Black Death
aboard, but the same reasons
which lead to care on the part of
the authorities on the Pacific
Coast, apply with still greater
force in the case of Honolulu.
The strong hold which the jury
eyfetem still has upon the popular
heart is one of the most interesting
illustrations of the force of in
grained habit and tradition. The
jury system dates from a time
when the English Government
and what is of at least equal im
portance English society was any
thing but democratic. In those
conditions the right to be tried by
a jury of one's peers was one of
the strongest guarantees of justice
and personal right. In these modern
daj'e, when every man 13 as good
as his neighbor, when judges spring
from the people, are elevated by
the people, and aro responsible to
the people ; when all the methods
and conventions of government and
administration are democratic
when universal suffrage rules
world to talk of the jury system
as a sacred guarantee of liberty is
to be very mediaeval indeed.
The simple truth is that, nowa
days trial by jury is nothing but a
piece of machinery like any other
to be judged like any other. It may
be well enough elsewhere though
we hear nothing but abuse of it
but it has proved a dreary failure
in theee islands. It does not re
quire any great discernment to
discover that the application of
such a system must present great
difficulties in a population of many
races. The mixed jury system is
an almost unmixed evil, yet few
persons would be willing to enter
tain a proposition for its abolition.
It is a pity that the Government
has not had the courage to take
the bull by the horns, and abolish
trial by jury altogether. Probably
unwilling to encounter the
and abuse which such a
course would have involved. Yet
a court of judges, specially estab
lished to make findings of fact
properly responsible and of defined
powers, would secure more equity
and more intelligence in the ad
ministration of justice, than can
ever be hoped for from the work
ings of the modern jury system.
WILCOX TO MORENO.
IIo Says the Natives Want to Re
turn to the Dark Ages,
The following letter appears in
the San Francisco Examiner of
June 12th. It Is copied from a
Washington paper :
Honolulu, May 26, 1S94.
My Dear Moreno: I have re
ceived no advices from you for some
time, abd I have beun to fear you
will have no news for u?, or that per
haps you will have only bad news. I
have already given you the im
pression that a bloody revolution will
follow if the Senate fails to do justice
to Hawaii, and I can now tay with
confidence that this impression is in
th mind of every loyal Hawaiian.
Our people are thoroughly aroused
and will not abandon their position
until they see the status quo anli 16th
of January, 1S03, re established. They
are heart and soul in favor of a strong
movement to bring about the restora
tion of their beloved Queen Li iuoka
lani. On the other hand the Pro
visional Government in growing
weaker every day. Even some of its
supporters are talking about "wiping
out" missionaries entirely.
The cup is full and it cannot hold
any more. The longer the decision of
the Hawaiian question by the Senate
is delayed the greater will bo the
dang-r to the lives of the people of
Hawaii when that decision is finally
rendered, ehould it be against u.
This ought to be an important con
sideration to the Congress of the
United States and to the people of the
country that is responsible for tnis
Many plans are under discussion by
our people. Some of the hotheaded
ones are talking of plans of the dark
ages for the destruction of life. I do
not believe in destroying life except
in open war, but you cannot restrain
these people for ever, especially when
they believe they are struggling for
their country's independence. My
best aloha to you.
Robert W. Wilcox.
The Examiner, commenting on
the above letter, eays :
While the President is not inclined
to believe that a revolution will fol
low the announcement of the Senate's
action, he has already sent to Admiral
Walker general instructions to take
precautions to protect the lives and
property of Americans in case of an
Victims at Apia.
Sax Francisco, June 12. There
is a movement on foot at V alleio
to raise by subscription a fund suf
ficient to erect a splendid monu
ment over the graves of the sailors
of the wrecked United States war
vessels Vandalia and Xipsic, who
lost their lives in the terrible hur
ricane which swept the bay of Apia
in 1899. It will be remembered
that shortly after that awful disas
ter in Samoa which resulted in the
loss of so many brave sailors, 19 of
the Vandalia and Nipsic dead were
brought to this port and interred
in the cemetery at Vallejo. Until
recently, however, only a plain
board has marked the location of
their graves, although it has been
hoped that some steps would be
taken by the government to place
a monument over the spot. Friends
of the dead sailors, however, have
hojjed in vain. Unfortunately
there were no funds at Mare Island
which could be used for such pur
pose. Those who have the plan in
chargw propose to solicit subscrip
tions from residents at Vallejo and
the navy yard, and also from the
men aboard the different warships,
who will no doubt gladly contrib
ute their mite toward such a fitting
NEWS AND NOTES.-
England taxes coffee.
Whisky is made of grass.
Wine is made of potatoes.
Paris has 100,000 electric lights.
Victoria's chief export is gold.
Electric pianos play themselves.
Uncie Sam has 14,050,750 horses.
Beans are Corea's largest export.
Austria police must be telegra
phers. Victoria is abolishing married
Modern bee-keeping has reached
Canadian fisheries yield $20,
000, a year.
The German array has eight lady
Uncle S:un issued 23,070 patents
Somersetshire, England, reports
a petroleum find.
Ivory false teeth have been
found in the Roman catacombs.
In France there are special rail
way cars for carrying bicycles.
Bv Jas. F. Morgan.
AUCTION SALE OF LIME
At 12 o'clock noon, I will sell at Public
Auction, fct my Salesroom,
300 BARRELS FRESH
Eoclie Harbor Lime
I EH 3. S. ARV-VA.
Lands at Auction
y virtue: of an order
issued by the Court through the
Chief Justice Hon. A. F. Jadd, in regard
to case of "William Watson, et. al ,
against David Watson, there will ba sold
at Public Aui-tijn.at the Auction Rooms
of James b Morgan,
I UUIIU UUJ
AT 12 O'CLOCK NOON,
All those premises situated at
And more particularly designated as
follows, to-wit :
Lot 1 3.80-110 acres
Lot 2. 4 21
Lot 4 7.35
All are parts of Royal Patent 174 to
Paul F. Manini.
Lot 5 20
Lot 6 20
- Lot 7 20
Lot 8 54.50
Lot 9 54.50
All are parts o! those premises con
veyed by Kamehameha IV to David
Watson, by deed dated December 29.
1862, and recorded in Liber 16, pages 127
and 128. Title perfect.
gZCDeeds at expen3e of purchasers.
gXor further particulars, apply to
Wiixiam C. Acoi, Attorney for the Com
missioner, or to
S. M. KAAUKAl,
Honolulu, June 2, 1S94.
J" as. F. Morp-an,
Beein on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27.
Shops open and running 1 :30. p.m.
S 1. m., in Bishop Hall; Battalion Drill
and Band Concert 4:30
Kawaiahio Chic Thursday, June 28
S 1 M.
J7"Fublic cordially invited.
To Arrive per S.S. Arawa.
Washington Oats, 400 Bags,
Washington Rolled Barley, 1000 Bags,
Washington B'an, 500 B.
AT -:- LOWEST -:-
gSF-fuU line of
TRADE -:- I'KICKS
Groceries always on
Theo. 11. Davics k Co.
IDSM WILL 13E AND
t.j virile ti i
iio shareholders of the
Hawaiian Sutfar Co uivinv. at theonice
of Win G- Irwin & Co , Limited, 0:1 and
ii'ter Mondav, June LM.h.
WAL G. Ill WIN,
Treasurer Hawaiian Suar Company.
The absence of the 4'Maii
mule' at this season's races
should not Ceter people from
visiting the race track on Mon
day, there are enough events
to satisfy everyone and give
people opportunities to i)lace
their money. The road to the
park has been put in first-class
order by the road supervisor
and his aids and everything
will be in shape for a glorious
The Clauss Bread Knife sold
by us is acknowledged to be
the best bread knife made; it
will last longer than an ordi
nary knife for cutting bread
because it cannot be used for
anything else. One set of three
knives goes to you for a dollar;
you would'nt part with them
for $10 if you could not re
If you believe the "ads."
you read, the Grand Rapids
Carpet Sweeper is the best
manufactured; we know from
experience that the "ads."
are correct. We've sold a
great many of these sweepers
to people who have polished
floors in their houses and who
don't care to get down on their
"hunkers" and shove a dust
brush. The price is the same
all over, our's is a little less.
The season for using Hen
dry's Ready Mixed Paints is
here and so are the paints. We
have a complete stock of de
sirable colors for inside and
outside work. Color cards
f urnished upon application.
The Hawaiian Hardware Co.,
Fort Street. Honolulu.
and Tweed !
are always to be found at
47 Queen Street
f""These Goods are of the
best English and French
make and comprise the new-
est styles ana patterns, wiii
be sold in quantities to suit
Our Stock of
LARGE -:- AND
In QUILTS, MIEETIN'MS and T)VEL,we are ehoir,C a large and com
plete stock If you need anythititr in the Hi use Furnishing Line, o-jt prices am
LOW and oar stoek ''a Ur-e.
In Ldie3 ttibbei we beg to call sp2ci.1l attention to our 3 for $1 cral
also a line purs white 1 sla at 7oc. each. "
B. F. EH
Geo. W. Lincoln
Is Burned Out, but Still Prepared to
Superintend or Build Anything from
a One-roomed House to a New
All Orders Left With John Nott, Kng
Street, Will be promptly Attended l.o.
COD -: LIV
Cod Liver Oil ! T
523 Fort Street,
rnTTTn T"i rrm r a tt
X JCIl VLd XVJL
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW YC
RICHARD A. McCTJRDY
Assets December 31st, 1893 : $18G,707,680.
A Good Record, theJBest Guarantee for the Future.
TFOR PAliTrCOLARS, APPLY TO
Royal Insurance Co.,
Assets January 1st, 1892,
B23f"l?ire ns&s on aii sinus of insurable property ta&en at Current ratea
ENTERPRISE PLANING MILL
PETER HIGH & CO., - - - Propriators.
OFFICE JNJD INIIXjL: T
On Alakea and Elchards near Queen Street, Honolulu, H. L
Doors, Sash, Blinds, Screens, Frames, Etc.
TURXEI) AND SAWED WORK.
r Vrompt attention to all orders.
f MUTUAL 53. ....
-:- WELL -:- ASSORTED
LRUS & CO
DEUG Co., 13.
U 1 U Jt- Li
for Hawaiian Islands.
IN THE WOULD."
Agent for Hawaiian Islands.