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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER: IIOXOLULU, APRIL 14, 1S9S.
13 THE PACIFIC Commercial Advertiser. W. N. ARMSTRONG - EDITOR. THURSDAY : : : : : A PHI I, 14. THE WAll SITUATION. "While war bot'.vtron Spain, ami th' UniU'd States appears to be inevitable, President McKinley intends to avoid it is possible. He withholds his mes sage to Congress, in order to keep the matter in his own hands. He evidently hopes that at the last moment Spain, convinced of the certainty of war, un less she yields, will consent to the in dependence of Cuba on term.-. This may happen, but appears to be improb able. The moment the President sends his message to Congress, he virtually Rives to that body the responsibility of declaring offensive action. And Con gress is prepared to act. The dispatch C3 indicate that it is even disposed to allow the President to act on his own judgment. The only possible escape from im mediate war, is an armistice, which it will be difficult to obtain, or the yield ing of Spain which is possible, but im probable. Still this may be the "unox pectod" at the last moment. A Ml All AM LINCOLN. a snf-er: "The lives in which the pub lic are interested are hardly ever worth writing." This of Herndon's (to be found in the Library) is the one that should be placed before children. Ten days before the assassination, the writer met Wilkes Booth on the corner of Fifth avenue and 10th street, New York City. He was engaged in conversation with the daughter of a prominent Republican Senator. She was making a visit to friends in the city, and had been followed by Booth from Washington. He stood in a striking, but easy attitude, with his hand on an iron fence rail. The writer knowing the lady personally, and Booth by sight, noticed them, as they stood together for a few moments and then parted. Two weeks afterwards, Booth, the assassin, was hiding on the Rapahannock river, and the writer saw the body of Lincoln carried in funeral procession passed the spot where the assassin stood in New York City. ed calling upon the Cabinet to protest against the action of Russia and Ger many on the same grounds as those upon which Japan's withdrawal from the Liao Tung peninsula was demand ed. It was also resolved to cell upon the Government to take the steps ne cessary to enforce the protest. The feeling against th Cabinet's poli cy of inaction is growing strongly. Great Britain's action in regard to Wei-hai-wei has caused a sensation lie re. TIIK KASTKItN SITUATION. This day is the anniversary of the day on which Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1SG5. There can be no better commemora tion of it than by repeating an extract from ia speech delivered in the Spanish Cortes, by Castellar, on the question of the emancipation of the slaves under Spanish rule. It is regarded by some as one of the choicest specimens of rhetoric in all literature, in its de scription of Lincoln's career: "I beg that you will pause a moment to consider the man who cleansed this terrible stain which obscured the stars of the American banner. I beg that you will pause a moment, for his im mortal name has been invoked for the perpetuation of slavery. Ah! the past century has not, the century to come will not have a figure so grand, be cause as evil disappears, so also disap pears heroism. I have often contemplat ed and described his life. Born in a cab in of (Kentucky, of parents who could "hardlv read; born 'a new .Moses in the solitude of the desert, where are forged all great obstinate thoughts, monoton cms like the desert, and like the desert sublime: growing up among ithose pri meval forests, which with their frag rance, send a cloud of incense, and with their murmurs a cloud of prayers to heaven; a boatman at eight years in the impetuous current of the Ohio, and at seventeen in the vast and tran quil waters of the Mississippi; later a woodman with ax a.nd arm felling the immemorial trees to open a way to un explored regions for his tribe of wan dering workers; reading no other book than the Bible, the book of great sor rows and great hopes, dictated often by prophets to the sound of fetters they dragged through Nineveh and Baby Ion; a child of nature, by one of those miracles only comprehensible among a free people lie fought for the country and was raised by his fellow citizens to the Congress in Washington, and by the Nation to the Presidency of the Republic; and when the evil grew more virulent, when (those States were dis solved, when the slave owners uttered their war cry, and the slaves their groans of dispair the wood cutter, the boatman, the son of the great West, the descendant of Quakers, humblest of the humble before his conscience, ereatest of the great before history, ascends the Capitol, tho greatest moral height of our time, and strong and serene with his conscience and his thought; before him a veteran army, hostile Europe behind him, England favoring the South, France encourag ing reaction in Mexico, in his hands the riven country; he arms 2,000,000 of men, gathers 500,000 horses, sends his artillery 1,202 miles in a week from the banks of the Potomac to the shores of Tennessee; fights more than COO bat' ties; revives before Richmond the deeds of Alexander, of Caesar; and, after emancipating G.000,000 slaves, that nothing might be wanting, he dies in the very moment of victory like Christ, like Socrates, like all redeem ers, at the foot of his work. His work! Sublime achievement; over which men shall eternally shed tears, and God his benediction!" Mr. Unlfour Tells the House ot Com mons How Eusland Stands. LONDON, April 5 The House of Commons was crowded today with peo ple anxious to hear the statement of Mr. Balfour, acting Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, on the subject of the situation in the Far East. Balfour enumerated the concessions obtained by Great Britain, namely, that the re gion of the Yang-tse-Kiang should not be alienated by any foreign power; that the successor of Sir Robert Hart as director of the Chinese imeprial maritime customs is to be an English man, and that to the inland waters is to behad by ships of all nations. A fourth concession, Balfour contin ued, occurred only a day or two ago, namely, the opening of three new treaty ports, Funing, Yochau and Chin Wang. This, according to Balfour, was a considerable harvest for two months tneecotiations. Touching upon Wei-hai-wei, Baitour said that Russia, having secured Port Arthur, on the maritime approach to Peking, Great Britain had occupied Wei-hai-wei to balance matters. Wei-hai-wei is the only port on the Gulf of Pechili which might balance the possession of Port Arthur," said Mr. Balfour. "While Port Arthur is stronger, the accommodation at Wei-hai-wei is inestimably greater, and by taking Wei-hai-wei under our protec tion we prevent the Gulf of Pechili from falling under the maritime con trol of one power and thus defend our interests." One Large Scar BRUCE WARING Is All That Remains of Great Scrofula Sores ABADAR CAMP, fsouth of the At :jara, Nubia), April 5. A reconnai- sance in force, with cavalry, artillery and two Egyptian battalions, to the camp of Mamoud Pasha, this morning. ,rnnrriit thA pnr-mv nut in force. The fighting lasted from 9 o'clock until 10:30. The British loss was six killed and ten wounded. The Dervishes lost about 200. y i AND ; t vvn iiii. r A walk through most any section of thi3 city at night when all is still will cause anyone to won der why more sickness rtnpa not exist. The ob noxious orders from defec tive sewerage and many other causes ought to be overcome and that at once. Neighbors Could Not Bear to Look Upon Her A Crand, Complete Cure by Hood's Sarsaparilla After Others Failed. "I was taken with neuralgia in my head and eyes. Not long after this, a scrofula sore appeared on my left cheek, extending from my upper lip to my eye. Other sores came on my neck and on my right arm and one of my limbs. Thev were very troublesome and painful and soon became great running gores. My face looked so bad that some of mv neighbors could not bear to look at me and advised me to wear a bandage, but I reared this would irritate the sore and make it worse. So I Could Not Hide the Sores. Mv niece, who was familiar with a ra? similar to mine, which had been cured by iiooa s sarsaparilla, urged me to try it. Finally I was persuaded to do so, and in a short time I saw it was helping me. The sores began to heal and the neu ralgia in my head was better. In a few months the sores on my arms and limbs all healed; those on my neck gradually disappeared and now they are all gone. . i nave never naa any symptom ol scrofula since. One large scar on mv riht, arm Is all the sign that remains of my terrible affliction, 'ine neuralgia is also cured." Mrs. J. M. Hatch, Etna, New Hampshire. SJP Sarsa- yOUll 15 carina Is the best in fact the One True Rlood Purifier. HnoH'c Oil Id ar,J! the only pills to take 11UUU 2 t"lll2 with Hood's Sarsaparilla. HOBRON DRUG COMPANY, Wholesale Agents. zi y u t H if 4 ft & 3r S3 Ur in lite TIMELY TOPICS 5 CENTS A HATTftH UnLLlm J March 51, 1898. VICTOR ieai Telechone 678 ALERS state and Financial Agents, 314 FORT STREET, HUNULULU. 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TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 19, 1898. ADMISSION : : : $1.00. Doors open at 7:30 p. in.; commences ac S sharp. Carriages at 10 p. m. Tickets for sale at the leading drug gists and stationers, and at the Hall and by members. One of the model biographies of mo dern times is that of Lincoln written by his law partner, Herndon. It is the simple story of his life, presenting his defects and virtues, presenting even tho ugly facts of his life, as well as those which entitle him to the conse cration in history which Castellar gives to him. Many biographies of the unreal Lincoln have been written, of the supernatural hero, who seemed to be without ihuman passions. These bio graphies provoked Ruskin to say with 111 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. LESS 1 IB. Much, simpler and more convenient than Chloride of Lime, Carbolic Acid and many other disinfec tants. 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