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TILE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL, ADVEKTISiSK: HOxNOLULU, APB I L
WHY HE WRITES STORIES.
The SkiDDer Pnniahes the Public
With Egotistical Elucidations
Mr. Editor: For the past two
days you have asked by what right
or fitness I am here as a correspond
ent ? I have not the least objection
to makinc: answer to that question,
but you will excuse me from adopting
a stvle which, judging from leadiDg
editorials, must be peculiar to the
Hawaiian Republic. My knowledge
of the strong and dignilied tone of the
Advertiser in years that are gone
warrants this inference on my part.
First, is not the fact of my presence
something of a guarantee of my fit
ness ? Would journals which publish
no sensational views, illustrations or
advertisements go to the expense of
sending an individual 10,000 miles,
paying him from the day of start to
the day cf arrival home, giving him
absolute discretion as to quantity and
nature of communications, to wire
them or mail them as he saw fit. un
less the editors considered him the
man for the place ? Yet, that is abso
lutely the truth of the action of the
Transcript and of the Post this year.
All letters and telegrams sent by me
bat vear have been printed in book
form : not a fact there stated, save one,
was ever impeached with success
this is the statement of the editors
who received numberless private let
ters and communications, some of
which thev published. Where one of
your citizens was aggrieved, he was
allowed a column on the editorial page
for explanation. To illustrate the
difficulty of reaching fact in this com
munitv. since my arrival, that chal
lenged statement has been repeated
with such force that, were this my
first visit. I fear I should fall into the
error of printing it. Rightly or wrong
ly, it is believed with us that no gen
eral statements ever reach us save
those prepared by parties interested ;
a transient resident may blunder, but
if a man of cool, calm judgment, his
writings must contain an impartial
estimate of the situation.
Granting that any government
must have irs faults and its foibles,
why, you may ask, should these be
photographed and exhibited at their
worst? In the case of Hawaii, there
is the soundest reason for doing this.
If a man wishes to marry my sister,
it is my duty to ascertain not the best
but the very worst wnich can be said
of his character. Your Government
avows its intention to make alliance
with mine. To my view, no patriotic
American citizen can vote to admit
you to nearer union than reciprocal
free trade. Yet, you are trying to in
troduce your domestic differences into
the platforms of political parties in
the United States. Is not this single
fact sufficient apology for portraying
to our people the innate despotism of
your aristocracy, the natural yet often
unreasonable demands of your middle
class democracy, the perplexing prob
lems of race and religion consequent
on your promiscuous population, your
disfranchisement of the race to whom
the Creator gave this island home,
and your financial condition? If you
succeed in entangling us these and
many other questions must be trans
ferred-for adjudication to Washington,
and some of us believe that we, like
most individuals, have trouble enough
of our own.
When I accepted the offer of the
Post to make a ninety days trip to
Honolulu, it was with the expecta
tion that I would be an unwelcome
visitor, which inference is confirmed.
Yet, the most careful reader of my
writings will fail to discover any per
sonal animosity to your citizens. I
have been gratuitously told that in
this they differ from other criticisms.
Your course as a political party has
been criticised and condemned by my
words, but missions or missionaries of
whatever denomination have received
naught but praise from my pen. For
your commercial prosperity, I have
expressed the best good wishes, advo
cating in the press the construction by
the United States as an exclusive gov
ernment work of the Nicaragua canal,
a public subvention of at least half a
million dollars without any financial
return to the Hawaiian cable, and an
act of absolute free trade with Ha
waii, so that there should be no duties
whatsoever on cargoes passing be
tween the ports of both countries
under either national flag.
If I have been unable to see that
the destruction of the native mon
archy was other than a misfortune
since it was the annihilation of the
one point of union at which all lines
have in the past converged, I will ask
no stronger and wiser advocates of
this theory than are to be found in
the past utterances and public records,
of such men as the elder Judd, or
his son, the present Chief Justice.
Julius A. Palmer.
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THE GET OF A SloO.OOO SIRE.
Ormonde. "the horse of the century,'' -was purchased some time ago by TV. O'B.
M&edonongh, of California, for 150,000. the largest sum ever paid for a horse. One
of the first of his fret in America is s filly by Fairy Rose which recently made its ajf
pearance at Palo Alto. Fairy Rose is a halt' sisn r of the great Racine, and v ith
such a dam and such a sire as Ormonde the little filly should show great speed.
BEST MADE IN THE WOULD.
f riFTY YEAr
ALL OTHERS ARE IMITATIONS.
DO YOU WISH A
Waukenphast Shoe $4.5o
WE HAVE 'EM !
Band Boys Questioned.
While the Hawaiian Band was
playing at the Queen's Hospital
yesterday afternoon, an officer
drove up in a hack and took Chae.
Kreuter and Louis Arnaud, two of
the members, to the Marshal's
office. After beiDg questioned re
garding recent depredations, they
were allowed to depart.
John Sumner, also a member of
the same band, was arrested during
the day by officer Kaapa and held
for investigation until 6 p. m.,
when he was released. The arrest
was made in connection with the
destruction of property at Steiner's
residence and defacement of his
ice cream booths.
Eoad From Waiakea to Hilo.
At the Cabinet Wednesday the
petition for a macadamized road
from Hilo to Waiakea was acted
upon. The cost of the road is esti
mated at from $9,000 to $10,000
and is to be paid for by bonds fur
nished by the people of Hilo. Per
mission to construct the road was
given provided all the bonds were
bought in Hilo.
Do you wish the SAME SHOE you have bought of us for
the past 6 years? We have 'em for $6 and we are going to
keep them just as good as ever.
look in our windows and say which is which.
-A. WORD TO THE WISE, ETC.
BIG- SHOE STORE,
516 Fort Street.
QUEEN STREET, .... HONOLULU.
European and American Dry Goods
Just to Hand:
New Suitings, Serges and Tailors' Requisites, Denims.
Drills, Flannels, Blankets, White Cottons, Towels, Mos
Victoria Lawns, India Linens, Nainsooks, Lace Stripes,
oateens, Cotton Pongees.
Handkerchiefs, Hosiery, Ribbons, Laces, Flowers and
Feathers; Sailor Hats; Silk Handkerchiefs and Shawls;
SOLE AGKJfT FOK THE
Celebrated "Pearl" Sewing Machines mm-
ASP CONTINDNU KOB
I Am Overstocked.
Everything, including abelves
and counter are loaded with
I Must Have Room
and have marked price down
to inaugurate a Great Rale.
of some article each day, which
will be displayed in the window
each day prior to the day of sale.
This will be a grand time for
for the people of Honolulu to
Embraciug all the Latest Improvements and Attachment .
AMOSKEAG GINGHAM 14
YARDS FOK $1.
Don't Forget the Date
NEW GOODS !
THE VERY LATEST MATERIALS AND DESIGNS !
SHOT TAFFETA SILKS !
Figured Taffeta Silks in Waist Patterns.
Printed French Percales, Dresden Muslins,
AN ELEGANT LINE OF
BARGAINS ! -:- BARGAINS ! !
FOR THREE DAYS ONLY,
THUBSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
APRIL ntb, T2th AND 13th,
Household Goods at a Sacrifice NO SIGN OF PEACE.
M. G. SILVA, Prop.
Table Linen, Napkins, White and Colored Bedspreads,
Sheetings and Cottons, Ready-made Pillow Cases, Mosquito Netting, Toweling.Etc.
Two Days Only ! Don't Forget the Dates !
M. S. LEVY, - - Fort Street.
Call and get Prices and Examine Goods.
PLAIDS A1STD STRIPES
New White Goods
Denim for Fancy Work.
A variety of Shades in Denim, used for Fancy Work.
Carriage Parasols, Carriage Parasols, in Black and Wh ite.
NEW WINDSOR SCARFS, AT
N. S. SACHS',
520 Fort Street
ARK REQUESTED TO PERUSE THE PAMPHLET
Himalya Asthma Eemedy
THE NEWLY DISCOVERED
SPECIFIC : for :- ASTHMA.
The Pamphlet doesn't cost anything the cur? only
Call on or address the
HOLLISTER DRUG COMPANY
523 FORT STREET. HONOLULU.
The above MOLINE WHEEL WALKING PLOWS we
now carry in stock and can fill orders for same promptly.
They have been thorougly tried and the fact that we have
sold SEVENTEEN on the island of Hawaii alone during the
past two months shows that the planters know a good thing
when they see it.
We still sell the well-known Hall Breaker, 12, 14, 15 and
16 inch, which is also made by the MOLINE PLOW COM
PANY. One of our latest customers says this:
"Send me a 16 inch 'Hall's' Breaker, I have tried other
makes lately and find they do not do the work that yours will."
We have all sizes of Plows from 4 to 16 inches; also side
hill and furrow Plows.
We have the most complete assortment of Tools of all
kinds for cleaning sugar or coffee lands.
Our stock of SHIP CHANDLERY and ROPE has been
added to lately and we can furnish almost anything needed.
"WAUKEGAN" BARBED WIRE is far ahead of any other
make; try it and you will be surprised with the results. If
you prefer galvanized or black plain Fence Wire we have a
If you want a perfect wire stretcher send to
E. O. Hall & Son.
HAWAIIAN GAZETTE CO.
THE WAR between Ja-
pan and China
is still on, although active
work in the field has been sus
pended until spring.
Ihrougn my agents, 1 made
arrangements before war was
declared for an immense stock
of goods to be shipped as I re
quired, consequently I can af
ford to sell at the same low
Ex Bentaia I received a con
signment of eoods comprising
all the latest and freshest de
signs in Dress Goods, Scarfs,
Morning Gowns for ladies and
fents, Silk Kimonos, Smoking
ackets, Silk Pajamas, Japa-
Portieres, Lamp Shades, etc.
The latest thing in Lacquer
Ware, is the Cherog Lacquer
made up in handsome designs
which cannot help to please
the most fastidious.
t3F"Rem ember, I have the
leading store for first-class
HOTEL STREET, ARINOT0N BLOCK.
MRS. J. P. P. COLLACO,
The above is our special brant of
First-class in quality.
Controlled bv ourselves only and at
prices to suit the times.
CASTLE & COOKE L'D.
The Advertiser and Gazette o
ale at Hilo, J.A.Martin news agenr