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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER : IIOXOLULU, APRIL 9, 1S0S.
THE PACIFIC Commercial Advertiser. W. N. ARMSTRONG EDITOR. SATURDAY APRIL PLANTATION WAGES, ETC. Wo print another letter eLsewhere from a responsible planter cn the sub ject of wages. The writer, as well ;ih other planters, floes not understand that we are not (especially the champion of the poor man, or do we especially advocate high wages. What we are after is the es tablishment of a class of men here, who will make wise laws for the govern ment of life and property, if we must remain independent. We have no c'.ass of this kind now here, with any numer ical strength. If tihe planters are really ready to he governed by the votes of their laborers, as tliey are now situ ated, well and good. So be it. Even the 1,502 free Portuguese laborers on the plantations can now, if allowed, out vote the planting interest. If the planters accept this proposition, they -take the consequences, whatever they are. We advocate the creation, if possi ble, of a class of men, strong and num erous enough, who at the balloit box, will unquestionably support good gov ernment, and protect the planting in terest. Without "outside aid," we must have such a class, because we cannot "stand alone" without it. Whatever wages are now paid to Portuguese laborers, the standard of wages is really fixed by the Asiatic contingent. Even if wo bad American farmers here, under control of the plan taitons, this standard would govern. If Americans furnished cane to the mills on contract at $3 per ton, and the Asiatics offered it at $2.50, it would ho merely a question of time, when the American would "go." The ralte of wages paid to the negroes of tlhe Amer ican Southern States, fixes in a large measure, the wages paid to the white labor. Yet for 30 years, the Southern States have wondered why they did not get white immigration in numbers. We refer to a good class of Portu guese, because they are at present, the only social back-bone, that we have in .numbers. Something would seem to be wrong, if only 1,956 of them out of a total of 23,047 laborers on the planta tions, are willing to accept the planters terms. The race is increasing more rapidly than any other on these Isl ands, and yet it seems to stand aloof from the sugar industry. Why? Are we not educating their numer ous children, far outnumbering the Teutonics, out of plantation life? That is not the planters' fault. The coffee .industry is not entirely settled, and it Tequires capital. If we do not provide some way of making them reasonably contented, they will naturally antagon ize us. It is not a question of philan thropy on cur part, but one of purely selfish interest, just as men often buy tracts of lands near cities, and give large sections of them away in order to get good neighbors. What sum a Portuguese with a fam ily can live on is only a relative ques tion and a pretty wide one, whether it foe $13 or $20 or more. The New Eng land daddies were a fine type of men. They lived on in poor farms, were very frugal, and usually died, without ac cumulations. But they educated their children to have "wants," to become discontented and sent them westward. We are so educating the children of these Islands. Really about all we can at present direct them to, for a supply of wants, are the plantations. They seem to decline them. Perhaps they are wrong about it. But if we look at the ominous Census tables, we can see where the political whip handle is, or will be. If it is held finally by either an ignorant or discontented class, and there is no annexation, it is doubtful whether the planting class, vastly im portant as it is, will really crack the wkiip. The Legislators have agreed to visit the "institutions" next Monday, and it is settled that the Nation will treat them, very properly, to a carriage ride. The contract for carrying ought, how ever, to be put out at once to the low est bidder. In. the SO's a committee of the Legislature of New Jersey visited the city of New York, for the purpose of examining the "institutions" of that city. They spent the day on Randall's Island, aad at night, in a carriage con taiing 12 persons, visited those insti tutions, which are only at their best at midnight and under gas light. Be coming exhilarated, after visiting sev eral beer gardens, they became so noisy in the street, that when a police man told them to keep quiet, they abus ed him. lie took the carriage and con tents to the station house. Some of the "contents" stood on their New Jersey dignity, and abused the police captain. "Lock them up for the night," said the captain. One of them was allowed to send word to friends. The governor of New Jersey was instantly wired to: "The bovs who came over this morning are in sta:ion house for disorderly conduct. Get us out." The governor wired to prominent politicians of New- York. At 2 o'clock in the morning the prominent mn with a police judge ar rived, and settled the case. Word was passed around that any policeman who gave the item to a reporter would be "broke." It never was given. If ours was thf average committee of several American Legislatures, we would ad vise the closing of all saloons along the route of the committee on Monday. It is not. But men arr vreak. Warning examples, such as we have given, are moral lighthouses, of the Diamond Head pattern, which warn legislative mariners to keep off the "reefs." OPIUM. The opium affair puts the Govern ment between the devil and the deep sea. If the law giving the informer a share of the penalty is repealed, opium will circulate freely enough. Police men do not search for crime, as a rule, if the search involves extra duty. The prospect of special profit makes them vigilant. The smugglers of valuable articles fear the informer who is look ing for immediate reward. But this practice of special rewards invariably demoralizes the police force. It makes special payments for discharging one kind of duty, and does not make special payments for discharging other kinds of duty that are equally binding. If there is no special incentive to de tect violation of the opium laws, noth ing but the licensing of the sale of opium will check its ready distribu tion, without any advantage to the State. The license plan, therefore, seems to be the least of the evils, the best rcifuge from the present, alterna tive of the devil on one side and the deep sea on the other. The easy purchase of this article by the natives is, of course, to be regret ted. A native said the other day: "If some one would make as thrifty, and saving, he would do us more good :than by stopping the sale of opium." But we can quiet our consciences hy simply legislating against opium, which does not involve any hard work. To under take to make the natives thrifty, means a life of toil in training them. The breed of men and women who prefer a life of toil, in the face of immediate worldly advantages, is as yet, quite small, though it increases slowly. There was substance in what the na tive said. Several of the American States have passed laws Which forbid, with a pen ally, the sale or gift of cigarettes to minors under 15 years of age. While this kind of law does not prevent en tirely the use of tobacco by children, it largely checks its use. We are in formed that in one State the magis trate is empowered to punish boys, caught in the act of smoking, if they refuse to disclose the name of the per son either selling or making a gift of the article. CONCERT -AT- Hi iut OPERA HOUSE i VAUf SATURDAY. APRIL 9th. For the Benefit of Kalihi and Moanalua Churches. PROGRAM: 1. Overture "Enchantment" Hawaiian Band. 2. Chorus "Catastrophe" Kamehameha Glee Club. 3. Vocal Duet "The Cousins" Helen Desha and Lydia Aholo. 4. Solo "Island of Dreams" Paul J. Isenberg. 5. Selection "Wreathe ye the Steps To Great Allahas Throne" tSchuman Kawaiahao Seminary. 6. Solo "Sancta Maria" Faure Violin obligato by Mrs. C. B. Cooper. Miss Kulamanu Ward. 7. Mandolin Duet "II Travatore". . . Hennessey, Kaai and Jackson. S. Solo and Chorus "Lei no Kaiu- lani" Kawaihau Glee Club. 9. 10. 11. 12. 14. 13. 1G. 17. INTERMISSION. Overture "The Golden Shower".. Hawaiian Band. Solo and Chorus Quintette Club. Duet Miss Kamaiopili, John Bright. Selection (a) Springs; (b) Sun shine Schuman Kawaiahao Seminary. Solo "My Marguerite of Ijong ago" White Jas. W. L. McGuire. Selection "The Land of the Swal lows" Kamehameha Girls School. Solo (a) "If;" (b) "Tit for Tat".. Miss Rosina Shaw. Mandolin Duet Hennessey, Kaai and Jackson. Solo and Chorus "Wai-o-Pu- nalau" Kawaihau Glee Club. Hawaii Ponoi. AND Pnwftrfii A walk through most any section of this city at night when all is still will cause anyone to won der why more sickness does not exist. The ob noxious orders from defec tive sewerage and many other causes ought to be overcome and that at once. 5 CENTS A GALLON. Look after your cess pools, water closets and garbage barrels. They are fever producers. Keep them free from offensive odors. It saves doctor's bills. on ii m Much simpler and more convenient than Chloride of Lime, Carbolic Acid and many other disinfec tants. Used in all the prominent Hospitals and Public Buildings through out the United States. PURMNE THE STUFF Sold in any quantity from 25 cents upwards. Give it a trial. i Sole Agents. For Easter Sunday, CALL A LILIES, ROSES (Many Varieties), CARNATIONS, FORGET-ME-NOTS, WHITE MARGUERITES. Orders received at the Woman's Ex change up to Friday evening. MRS. A. L.. KING, House Tel. 39t. Telephone C59. EX '"DORIC" Grass : Cloth : Handkerchiefs! SILK HANDKERCHIEFS, Silk Shawls, New Porcelain Cups and Saucrs, Decorated Flower Pots, Rattan Chairs, Matting, rea and Dinner Sets, Fire Crackers. i'IKG W0 CHAN & CO. 2ltf-212 Nttttanu St. Woman's Friend The Great Medicine that Gives Nerve Strength Hood's Sarsaparilla Makes the Blood Rich and Pure, Creates an Appetite and Restores Health, Vigor and Vitality. "I fee that I ought to write a few words in praise of Hood's Sarsaparilla, which has done great things for me. I was in a delicate condition and was sick at my stomach and constipated. I tried remedies highly recommended for female weaknesses, but the medicines brought on other troubles. I was so weak I could not attend to my household duties, and I then determined to try Hood's Sar saparilla. After I had taken this medicine a short time I began to gain strength. I Crow Stronger Each Day until I was able to work all day without any inconvenience. I have taken Hood's Pills for constipation, and I am better to day than I have been for five years. Since taking Hood's Sarsaparilla and Hood's Pills I feel rested in the morning. I am less nervous and am sure I have richer and purer blood. I have alwa3s been bothered with scrofula, but now I am rid of it. Before my last chil i was born I took Hood's Sarsaparilla, and my girl baby was fat and strong, while my other child was not well and lived to be only two years old." Mrs. E. F. ueal,, jlox Missouri v alley, Iowa. 9 Sarsa D parilla Is the best in fact the One True Blood rurifier. HnnH'c t i 1 1 C are purely vegetable, care WUUU 3 fully prepared, 25 cents. HOBRON DRUG COMPANY, Wholesale Agents. TIMELY TOPICS March 31, 1898. VICTOR SAFES. WERE invented, patented and put onto the market to supply an urgent demand for a well built, and at the same time, medium priced safe. The manufacturers of this safe have made a careful study of the require ments of the different safes and classes and as a result the VICTOR SAFE has supplied the vacancy. 8 VL . Aside from the regular six sizes we carry in stock, we can order any style of safe required and have it divided to suit the purchaser. In our office we are using one of the regular make, and for convenience it cannot be touched by any safe we have ever seen. a 5 All VICTOR SAFES are made of the best materials known to the trade and only skilled workmen are employed. m s n Every part is made by the VICTOR SAFE & LOCK CO., from the raw ma terial and are thoroughly tested before and after construction. - K . One of the best recommendations for these safes is that other safe com panies often use the VICTOR SAFE as a criterion as being not only burglar, but fire-proof. p ) p j We invite inspection. 14 Hi iii 1 Limited. DEALERS I FV3 Real E ctatA and Eiti'iiiri'il AffAtitQ 1 f 1 p a. . f 1 a in 1 in if i 1 o f m. . n a . Telecbone 678. 314 FORT STREET, HONOLULU. We are ready to purchase Large Estates near Honolulu and Hilo. a4 Coffee Lands on Hawaii. Loans placed and negotiated; Estates taken charge of and manajred. Choice Lots for sale at Kewalo, at Punahou and the growing City of Jlil on the installment plan. Houses bull t for investors. No trouble to property to intending purchasers. OeCf OC0OOOOCO ooo O Import Cigars direct from Havana. 0 0 Hollister & Hollister & Hollister & Hollister & Hollister & Hollister & Hollister & Hollister & Hollister & Hollister & Corner of o o Import Snuff direct from the Factories. Import Three B Pipes direct from the Fac- tory in London. Hava Havana and Manila Cigars in Bond. Are Located at- 0 0 0 X o 0 ooooooo oooooooooooooo o 0 O O o o o o o Cures while you Sleep Whooping Cough Asthma, Croup, Catarrh, GolOSa CreSOlene whea T?orid h tWt tack room will giv iaitoediatc refer f. jMj af coaueiouz diseases by actio powerful dimmfectjuiu, hrale t& fA youngest child. Sold by druggists. VslaafeJe booklet Ire. f 2 If HOLLISTER DRUG CO., Honolulu, m. i. 1 '"1 For Sunburn, Rough Side USE- CREAM PREPARED Wm&XA HONOLULU. H. I. SOFT, WHITE KIN Is within thb reach of every woman. All that is needed to make the corap'exion faultless is Mails Cream. Removes every facial blemish, tafcea away redness and oiliness, preserves nnri beautifies the skin. Prepared Only By enson, Smith & Co LIMITED- The balance of the goods having arrived on the Zealandia they will be offered at the fol lowing Prices: Brown Cotton, 3G inches wide, 25 yds. for ?1.00. White Cotton, 30 inches wide, 20 yds. for $1.00. Prints, New Pattern, 30 yds. for $1.00. Print Organdies, New patterns, 10c. yd. Printed Dimities, New Patterns, 15 yds. for $1.00. I Bleached Damask, 50c. a yd. u m UllC UllUlllCf , i.J J V-IO. 1UI yj-.vw. - Victoria Lawns. 10 yds. in a piece, 50c. Bleached IsapKins, large, $i aoz v lLiuiiii iawus, ij jus. u. ji-v, i'-v. - - - TMiLE LIXEX Unbleached Damask, SHEETINGS Brown Sheeting 10-4, Brown Sheeting 8-4, 14c, 25c. a yd. I 1Sc- Per yd-; Bleached 10"4 20c- . Bleached 8-4, lCc. Brown Sheeting 9-4, lCc. Bleached 9-4, 18c. per per 7&-Z Gents' Furnishing Goods Shirts, Collars, Cuffs, Neckties and Underclothes at Half Price. SUITS FROM S4.50. TROUSERS FROM S1.50 UP Ready Made Clothing Ve have All the Latest Novelties at One-Half what they cost elsewhere 1 ueen e et. Sale on These Goods Con tinued Another Week. BZT gjCT > &CT &T KERI a