THE TAGIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER: HONOLULU, APRIL 26, 1S98.
W. N. ARMSTRONG EDITOR.
Professor Huxley said that if the in
crease of knowledge did not alleviate
human suffering, the sooner a comet
swept the earth out of existence, the
lietter it would be.
Students in social .science are finding
out that while general knowledge has
gr&a.t value, the clear and exact knowl
edge of local conditions is even of
greater value. "Men today write long
articles about the school, the church,
the saloon, as they conceive them to be,
without giving any attention to the
actual church in which .they worship,
the schools in which their children are
educated, or the saloon around the cor
ner." They are like the English phy
sician who wrote at great length on
the existence of fbacilli in India, but
aieglected the study of the bacilli of
typhoid fever in. his own cesspool,
which carried off his wife and children.
If any community ever meeded a
close, scientific study it is our own.
Here is a singular mixture of races, a
little Babel in its way, a rag-bag full
of curiosities, odds and ends, a museum
full of the queerest humanity, above all
is a Government founded on v., political
theory of the Anglo-Saxon type, of
which 90 per cent, of the people who
live urj,der it know nothing, either by
racial instincts or education, and scat
tered all about the premises is an xin
comfortable amount of social dynamite.
No one seems to be making a close
study of this affair, that affects our
prosperity and happiness. The-plan
ters, the merchants, the mechanics, the
professional men seem .to regard it as
an interesting matter, "worth looking
Snto if we had time for it." But all seem
to aeree practically in ignoring the
It would be expected that a body of
intelligent men, such as are the mem-
lers of the Social Science Society here,
should lead in the much needed inves
ligation, and by a series of patient,
continuous examinations, develop and
ment, which demanded that it should
be announced that slavery must go.
At no time during the war were any
large numbers of slaves set free. The
proclamation was worthless, so far as
the great majority of thern was con
cerned. Mr. Lincoln and his associates knew
,'this well enough. They feared that if
the war ended, the Supreme Court
would declare the proclamation did not
alter the legal status of the negro, and
slavery would continue.
They urged an amendment to the
Constitution, by which slavery would
be legally and finally abolished. The
amendment was adopted only in the
last year of the war, and became a part
of the fundamental institution in De
The American Constitution in many
ways severely restricts the powers of
the President, even in the event of -war.
To some extent it weakens his power,
when he could use it to great advan
tage. The British Constitution, which is
only a collection of laws and usages,
permits the British Government to ex
ercise powers that the American Execu
tive is carefully restricted from using.
That Government could declare war
with Russia without specifically sub
mitting the matter to the Lords and
In the Spanish matter, President Mc
Kinley having no power whatever eith
er to intervene in Cuba or declare war,
submits the case to Congress, where
the power lies to authorize hostile action.
The Dredging Muddle.
A member of the House &aid yester
day that a committee meeting would be
held in the evening and that in a cou
ple of days at most the Representatives
would probably be advised that the
dredging now in progress in the har
bor should be stopped. This matter,
so it was stated by the House mem
ber, has no direct connection with the
difference between the Oahu Railway
Company and the Government. The
arrangement which is mow questioned
jj a. uuiiiuci ot tut; ia maimers is one
in which the Government has made a
trade with an estate in water front
land. Those who protest believe that a
poor bargain has been made by the
MR. EDITOR: As a member of the
Kilohana Art League, .1 wish to ex
press my thanks to the Musical Circle,
for the charming and instructive en
tertainment of Thursday evening. In
so doing, I am iconscious of voicing thq
sentiment of all who were fortunate
enough to 'be present. The patriotic
airs, no nicely arranged by Professor
Berger, the 'biographicail sketch, the
masterly rendered sonata by Mr,
Yarndley and Miss Olymer, the songs,
violin and piano numibers quite took
me back to the old Boston days.
I think it remarkable that in Islands
of the Pacific, so separate from must
oal and art centers, there should be
so much talent energy and culture
Good sneed to the Kilohana Art
League. May it grow and prosper,
The Cuban Situation.
MR. EDITOR: No fair minded per
son can blame the Spanish for their
hatred of the Americans.
The Cuban rebellion would have
been crushed long ago had dt not been
for the support of American sympa
m i t t n i i
me u. o. government maue a pre
tense of preventing filibustering expe
ditions and the shipment of arms and
ammunition from their shores. But
what a farce it was: As facts will
The New York m'oneyed Cuban Syn
dicate has :had its influence and what
is the result? Our nation is on the
verge of war and is adopting a new
and dangerous foreign policy, and all
for what? Let the reader answer.
Put yourself in the place of a loyal
Spanish subject. Look on his side.
You may argue that on the grounds
of humanity, the United States are
Pacts show that the atrocities have
been nearly as great on the side of
the insurgents as on that of the Span
ish. AN HONEST AMERICAN.
Honolulu, April 20, 1S98.
which is one of the worst af
flictions of the human race, and
comes from impure blood.
a most offensive and uncomfort
able aSection of the ekin, also
due to impure blood.
a torment to the flesh, a dis
figurement to the body, and a
drain on the system, also due
to vitiated blood.
which bo disfigure the skin, and
make the human face divine
anything but a thing of beauty,
but which are Nature's adver
tisement of foul blood.
state and Financial Agents
which very often compn frnm a
cnronic affection of the circula
tion, is a constant offense to
one s sen and all his friends.
Which all authorit.i pq nrtrv ortrl
bute to various acidities in the
Diooa, which this great blood
purmer 01 tne age, Hood's Sar
Is sold by all druesrists. i : six fnr : t,
yaieu umy uy u. i. JIOOQ 61 (JO., L.Ovell, MaS3.
3U FORT STREET. HONOLULU.
We are ready to purchase Largo Estates near Honolulu and Hllo, &b3
Coffee Lands on Hawaii.
Loans placed and negotiated; Estates taken charge of and managed.
Choice Lots for sale at Kewalo. at Punahou and the growing City of Hile
on the installment plan. Houses built for investors. No trouble to hrw
property to intending purchasers.
Hood'; Pill? are the best after-dinner (
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HOBRON DRUG COMPANY, X
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JJoJJlg'jQJ' OO 'mport 'ars direct frm Havana.
Hollister & Co.,mTLfories.can Cigars dircct from th"
until it is obliged to move into iarger
perfect a knowledge of our social con- and imore comfortable quarters.
ditions. It is rather singular that it
has not done so. President Hosmer
tells the public, through the society,
about the latest discoveries on the
Euphrates. It is interesting of course,
and if the society exists for recreation
only, or the consumption of literary
cock-tails, which give a temporary feel
ing of balminess, it is perhaps proper
enough. There seems to be an environ
ment of this well educated and serious
body of men.which prevents or discour
ages the greatest of all social studies,
that of the locality in which the society
exists. It seems to urge those, like
April 22, 189S.
April 2C, 1898. 0
We have before spoken of 6
our Boiler Covering, but o
at that time had only the
plaster itself. Now we have J
the Sectional Pipe Cov- J
ering in four sizes i, i 1-2,
2 and 2 1-2. We have also
spoken of the favor in which
Hollister & CoJmpfactori?s!a Ciars direct from
TrTol 1 lStPT k Of) 'mport Smoking Tobaccos direct from tha
Hollister & CoJmpop1H:rIngTobaccosdirectfromt
yQ llSter (fe (JO P m factories.
I. O. O. F. Anniversary.
THE MEMBERS OP EXCELSIOR
Lodge No. 1, Harmony. Lodge, iNo. 3,
Pacific iRebekah Lodge'iNo. 1, Polyne
sia Encampment No. 1, and all so
journing Brethren and .families of tilie
above Order are invited to attend the
79th anniversary meeting to be held
at (Harmony Lodge, No. 1, on King
President Hosmer, who are capable of street, THIS EVENING, at 8 o'clock.
making original investigation, to seek
Borne distant "Parphar or Abana" for
study, instead of exploring and argu
ing the facts that exist here, and
have everything to do with our social
and political existence. It is local, and
not foreign study that is the impressive
need of the hour.
The society may reply it is not the
business of the press, or of the public
to criticise its methods. But the teach
ings of its theological members are
always to the effect that responsibility
to God and mankind never cease, un-
H. H. WILLIAMS, D. D. G. Sire.
A walk through most
any section or thi3 city
at night when all is still
will cause anyone to won- this Composition is held by
der why more sickness Uu cfoomokin An-.noninr
does not exist The ob- L ... .. .
noxious orders from defec- nere, Dut since tMen we nave
tive sewerage and many been able to make another
other causes ought to be Upct pupti mnro rrmvinrinfr
One of the most prominent
sugar plantation engineers in
these Islands furnished us
with a diagram of a compar
ative trial which he had
given Asbestos, Scotch Com-
Hollister & Co.lnSsrAlnst1nmfhtFaem
-j fiter & OO HaV9 Havana and ManiIa Cigars in Bond.
Hollister & Co.Are tobacconists.
Hollister & Co.AreLocatedat-
Corner of Fort & Merchant Sts.
overcome and that at once.
Look after your cess
pools, water closets and
garbage barrels. , They are
It saves doctor's bills.
producers. Keep pound and OUr
free from offensive
On Thursday, April 28th
AT 10 O'CLOCK A. M
At the Residence of 'Mrs. W. H.
Smith. No. 773 Fort street. I will sell
at public auction, Housefhold Furni
WHOOPING COUGH, CROUP,
ASTHMA, CATARRH, COLDS.
C RESOLE NE being administered by inhalation,
gives ths safest and most effectual means of treat
ing the throat and bronchial tubes. Its efficiency im
Whooping Cough ana Croup is wonderful. Its anti
septic virtues render it invaluable in contsgiou
diseases, as Diphtheria, Scarlet Fever, etc. Des
criptive booklet with testimonials free. Sold by
HOLLISTER DRUG CO., Honolulu, H. I., Jge.its.
der any conditions. Even if the society SOFA AND CEiNTER RUGS
exists for pleasure only, and it surely
does not, it must adjust itself to the
nee-da of the times. The very best
Oak Rockers, B. W. Tables,
1 Spanish Mahogany Table,
B. W. Book Case, Oil Painting?,
method of advancing society is to be
gin at home, with a thorough under
standing of local conditions, unless ev
erything is to he left to blind chance.
One IM l cull Piano
A RESTRICTED PRESIDENT.
There seems to be an opinion among
men here, especially Americans, who
ought to know better, that, in the event
of war between Spain and the- United
States, President McKiin.ley can deal
with these Islands as he pleases simply
as a "war measure." Whether he can
or cannot, raise the American Hag here
as a wrar measure with the consent of
our Government and without the con
sent of Congress, is a novel question,
and the lawyers would not easily agree
on it. War does not release the Presi
dent from his constitutional obliga
tions. As commander-in-chief he has
discretion and extended power in de
stroying an enemy. But he cannot, at
any time, exceed his constitutional
When President Lincoln issued his
emancipation proclamation, he knew,
and said, that it had no legal effect in,
freeing the slave. He could, as a war
measure, give physical freedom rto the
slave, while his master was in rebel
lion, and so cripple him for the time
being. But he could not, under the
Constitution, take away either prop
erty in slaves, or in anything else,
without "due process of law" in the
Courts. The proclamation was issued
mainly in response to Northern, senti-
3Iaple Bedroom Set,
Oak Bedroom Set,
B. W. BEDROOM SET
B. W. Dining Table, China Closet,
Meat Safe, Refrigerator,
Builder's Material, Lawn Mower,
Garden Tools, Etc., Etc.
Much simpler and more
convenient than Chloride
of Lime, carbouc Acid These were all Dut on one
and many other disinfec- . . . . . .
I rn rfo r a rf avorthr rnQ coma
tants. Used In all the I oul 1Ci W1 "l41
prominent Hospitals and thickneSS and the results
Public Buildings through- Wgre 35 foIIOWS:
out the United States.
Asbestos 1 1 F
Scotch Compound. . . ic8 F
Anti-Caloric Boiler Compound, 101F
PDRIFII THE STUFF.
Sold In any
from 25 cents
Give It a trial.
Jas. F. Morgan,
HONOLULU. H. I
SOFT, WHITE J5KIN Is within the
reach of every woman. All that is needed
to make the complexion faultless ij Mail
Iienioves every facial blemish, takes
away redness and oiliness, preserves and
beautifies the skin.
307 FORT ST.
Prepared Only By
enson, Smith & Co.
The balance of the goods saved from the big fire in London must be cleared this week, and in order to do this
we will offer them at the following prices
New, Up-To-Date Shirt Waists, 35c; former price, 75c.
New, Up-To-Date Sailor Hats, 1.00; former price, 3 150.
French Organdies. New Patterns, lOc a yd; former price, 25c.
All Other Dress Goods in proportion.
jf?""An effort will be made to clear these goods
by the end of the month. Now is the time
to secure bargains.
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