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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER: HONOLULU, APRIL 20, 1S9S.
A ray of hope was furnished to those inclined to be pessimis tic tonight by the published announcement that Spain would be able to send her entire land and naval forces to meet, and. if possible, repel the forces of the United States. This was made possible by the announcement that Austria would make it her business to protect Spain and the Queen Regent. A Bit for Two Bits And some for four and more. These are JENNINGS' BITS, of which we have a full assortment. Ship -and house carpenters' Augers, German Bits, Gimlet Bits, Car Bits, Extension Bits, and all sorts of Bits. Of other tools we will just mention the old, well-known Heller Brothers' Farriers' Tools, of which we carry a full line. Every far rier admits these to be the best made on earth. We cannot give you a list of all the tools we carry in stock, but if wanting anything in this line you are about sure to find same at E. O. HALL & SON, Ld. The following cablegram was received by a high Cabinet official, and it is understod a like dispatch has been sent t Italv: ''Austria reserves liberty of action in regard to Cuba, and will protect Spain and the Queen Regent. v 1l OCKXXXXXXXXXX300C 0XXXXXXXXXXXXX)O0O0O0O0O0 Q ... . AiBociaie rrees iiipaicn a. r. uoromcie.j A LARGE INCREASE OF BUSINESS. NEW YORK, April 5. Standard Typewriter, the year, largely exceeded any tory. Typewriter sales are a industrial conditions. fX0XXXX00000XXX00000 OOOOOOOOOCXXXXXX) H. HACKFELD & CO., Hamakua Plantation, Paauilo, Hawaii, H. I. Mr. J. G. Spencer, Pacific Hardware Co., Honolulu. Dear Sir: The Secretary Disc Plow I pur chased from you is giving us satisfaction. We are using it to plow under a crop of lupins. They are three feet high and very thick. Your plow turns them completely under, at the same time plowing the land fourteen inches deep. I feel satisfied that with this plow the draft for the same quantity and depth of work is as 6 to 8. That is, with the old plow, to do the same work, it takes 8 good mules; with your plow it takes only 6, and they are less tired at night. ' Please send me another plow by first schooner leaving for this. You are at liberty to use this in any way you may see fit. Yours truly, A. LIDGATE. WATSON, LAIDLAW & CO.'S Water -Driven Which does away with two-thirds of the floor space, three-fourths of the oil, and the whole of the belting required for drying sugar with the ordinary machine. May be seen in motion on application to ROBERT CATTON 212 Queen St. N Founders and Machinists. 213 Queen St., bet. Alakea and Richards Sts., Honolulu. Invito Enquiries for General Ironwork; Iron and Brass Cast ings. Ships' Blacksmiths. Cemetery Railings and Crestings Made to Order: Samples on Hand. REPAIRS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. TEL. 410. ead the Hawaiian Gazette Q The sales of the Remington g world over, for March this previous month in its his- X good barometer of general Ltd,, Sole Agents, , EfEILL & 5. NEW YORK, April 21. A naval officer, who is close to Admiral Bunco, commandmant of the Brooklyn Xavv Yard, said last night: "I believe the Spanish fleet will not strike in Cuban waters, or even make a demonstration on the Atlantic coast. It can not cope with Captain Sampson's four battle-ships and three monitors. I believe the Spaniards will strike in an unexpected quarter. "Mark my words, a squadron of their fine armored cruisers will go to sea, and the whole world will be speculating as to its destination. This squadron will not be heard from for some time. It will confront our Asiatic squadron, which, mean while, will have moved on the Philippines and seeminglv swept everything before it. "The Vizcaya, Oquendo and Cardinal Cisneros, or anv three of the eight Spanish cruisers, would be more than a match for our whole Asiatic squadron, which consists of the protected cruisers Olympia, Baltimore, Raleigh, Boston and the gunboats Concord and Petrel. Only the failure of the Spaniards to fight their ships, or the most supreme valor and superior gunnery in our squadron, could save our cruisers from disaster." LONDON, April 21. The Daily Telegram declares this morning that the United States Government has purchased the Umbria and the Etruria of the Cunard line. MADRID, April 21, 1898. (Received 9:02 A. M.) 'Sherman, Washington: Early this (Thursday) morning, imme diately after the receipt of your tele gram, and ibeiore 1 had communicated the same to the Spanish Government. The Spanish Minister of Foreign. Af fairs notified me that diplomatic rela tions are Tbroken between the two coun tries, and that all official communica tion .between their respective repre sentatives have ceased. I accordingly asked for safe passports. Will turn, the legation over to the British Embassy and leave for Paris this afternoon. Have notified consuls. "WOODFORD.' NEW YORK, lApril 21. The Wash ington correspondent of the Herald sends the following: Spain's answer to President -McKinley's ultimatum may take the form of shot and shell. Her formidable fleet, which has been mob ilizing at Cape Verde Islands for some days past, sailed today from that -point for an unknown destination. This in formation was received tonight by the attaches of the 'late legation of Spain who have remained in this city. It is conceded to be -highly probable that the fleet will ihasten across the ocean to Porto .Rico and Cuba to pre vent by force the ousting from the isl ands of the naval and military forces of the Spanish Government. In order to ascertain the whereabouts of the Spanish vessels it is probable that a swift man-of-war will be sent to Eastern waters. As soon as they sight the enemy it will be their duty to re turn and inform the Government of what they have seen, 'when Commo dore Schley's forces and those of Cap tain Sampson will be gathered to ad minister a crushing (blow to the enemy. It ia admitted to be possible that the vessels may not go to Cuba or to Pcrto 'Rico, but may make a counter demon stration against New York or one of the Northern ports, in which event it would ibe necessary to draw ships away from the gulf coast to give them battle. Officials say they will have plenty of time to prepare for the Spanish fleet, as at .least a 'week will tie taken up in making the distance between St. Vin cent and Porto Rico. LONDON, April 21. According to a special dispatch from .Madrid Senor Sagasta on being asked the opinion of the Cabinet as to tihe outlcok, replied: "War! War! War!-' PORT-AU-PRINCE, Hayti, April 21. A Spanish warship was sighted yes terday to the southward of Jeremie, on the soutihwest peninsula of Hayti about 125 miles east of this place, hovering about the coast. She was too far dis tant for her number of guns to be as certained, but she is probably the same vessel reported from Fortune Island as being off Cape May, the eastern ex tremity of the province of Santiago de Cuba, last week. It is claimed here bhat she has .been making a tour of the Haytian coast looking for mer chantmen. WILL. THEY SELL, f Rumor That United States WUhes to IJuy the China. NEW YORK, April 13. Pacific Mail officials admitted today that there were negotiations in progress for the purchase of the company's steamer China, now in service on the Pacific. She is now in Yokohama, and is ex pected to arrive at San Francisco on April 2S. The City of Rio Janeiro, now at San Francisco, and the Newport, which is due at San Francisco on April IS, are also under consideration. OX TO THE FRONT. Movement of the Regulars All Along the Ijlne. NEW YORK, April 20. The first of the three trains bearing -the troops from Sackett's Harbor to the South ar rived in Jersey City over the West Shore Road shortly after midnight. The train consisted of gondola and fright cars bearing the ammunition, ambulances, provisions and luggage of the troops. The other two sections of the train followed at short inter vals. CHICAGO, April 20. The Third In fantry, United States Army, 650 strong en route from Fort Shelling, Minn., to Mobile, Ala., arrived in this city today over the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul (Riailway. The cars were transferred to the Panhandle tracks and resumed the journey sout'h at 5 o'clock. DENVER, April 20. No greater scene of enthusiasm has ever been witnessed in Denver than that which attended the departure of the famous Seventh Regiment of Infantry this afternoon. They arrived from Fort Logan at 2 o'clock. SALT LAKE, April 20. Cheered on by 20,000 enthusiastic people the Twenty-fourth Infantry left Salt Lake this morning at 10:30 for New Orleans, where they will arrive Sunday. Colo nel J. Ford Kent is in command of the regiment, which consists of thirty officers and 510 men. CHATTANOOGA (Tenn.), April 20. Major-General Brooke and staff ar rived in the city this afternoon. At 3:35, 550 cavalry troops from Fort Jef ferson, Mo., came in. Fifty-five cars of artillery from Fort Meyer arrived this evening. Several thousand troops arrive tonight and tomorrow. The First Regiment of Regulars left the Presidio in San Francisco on April 20. Thousands of people cheered them on their passage through the streets. 4 PACIFIC COAST FLEET. A Dozen More Boats May Be Pur chased if Necessary. WASHINGTON, April 19. While there has been great activity along the Atlantic seaboard during the past week in the way of preparing the aux iliary fleet and examining vessels for use in harbor protection and for the formation of the mosquito fleet, the Pacific Coast has not been neglected. Orders 'have been given for the ex amination of first-rate tugs in San Francisco bay and Puget Sound, and also for the inspection of steamers in the Pacific trade, which may be im pressed if necessary. No new purchases have been made or are contemplated at the present time, but the Navy Department is col lecting information 'which may result in adding at least a dozen beats to the fleet if a contingency arises which makes a coast guard patrol necessary. WASHINGTON, April 20. The Navy Department has not made as signments of commanders to the ves sels which will compose the Pacific squadron. It is understood, however, that Captain Louis Kempff, who was conmmander of the Independence, will be put in charge of the Philadelphia and that Captain Henry Glass will take command of the Charleston. PERSONAL MENTION. G. B. Davis, a sightseer, recently a visitor to the islands, was heard to remark that in all his travels he had never been groomed in as satisfactory manner as at the Criterion Barber iShop. Individual cups for rent for a nomial sum, if desired. A Jury of Ladies A jury of ladies sitting in judgment upon those new gloves we have just received would be most apt to render the following verdict: "Guilty of being just too sweet for anything." That would be rather a "gushy" way of putting it, but it would be none the less accurate. Call in and inspect them. We have them in TAXS and MODES, PLAIN WHITE and WHITE WITH BLACK STITCHING. We really believe that we have the most complete line of Lace Insertions C-J0 Inches Wide) And range in price from 1 to ?4 a yard- We also have some especially notable offerings in Fancy Tucking. B. F. EHLERS & CO. Fort Street. NO FLAG RAISING Cabinet Officer Denies the Hawaiian Story. United States Wants to Appear Well In the Eyes of the Nations. Call Office, Riggs House, Washington, April 19. The Call correspondent today re ceived from a Cabinet officer an ac knowledgment that the administration had no intention and never had enter tained a thought of raising the Ameri can flag over the Hawaiian Islands in case of war with Spain. "Why should we do such a thing?" asked he. "The Islands might be of some strategic value, perhaps, as a coaling station, 'but we are not high way robbers. "The absurdity of the story tele graphed from Washington some time ago to the effect that the Islands would be seized is at once apparent to any intelligent person who read the Presi dent's message, and if you will care fully read the resolutions adopted by Congress yesterday and which will re ceive the President's approval, you will observe that an amendment was added to the original resolution reported by the Foreign Relations Committee, commonly known as the Davis resolutions, wherein any inten tion of exercising sovereignty over (Cuba is expressly disclaimed. You ask 'What has this to do with Ha waii?' and I answer the United States of America is anxious to appear well in the eyes of the civilized world. We want to dispel any notion that may be" abroad that a selfish and ul terior purpose is the reason for our intervention in Caban affairs. We are anxious to show the world and the great European powers in particular that the acquisition of additional ter ritory i? not our object. 'How foolish it would be then for us to seize the Hawaiian Islands. This would put us in the attitude of a high way rdbber and create the impression abroad that in our quest for additional territory, however remote from our shores, we were willing to despoil the Hawaiian republic and were anxious to pick a quarrel with Spain in order that the annexation of Cuba might re sult. "Please state to The Call readers and make it as emphatic as you like that the administration has tried and will continue to try and merit the friend ship and sympathy of the nations of the world, and this can be done only by convincing them that our quarrel with Spain is a just one and is not based on our desire for the acquisi tion of new territory. Why, even a fool could see that our arbitrary seizure of the Hawaiian Islands would bring down upon our heads the odi um and wrath of all the nations. "The story that Hawaii would be seized originated in a fool's brain. MAY APPOINT WALK Kit. Well Known Admiral Booked for Responsible Position. WASHINGTON, April 20. Assist ant Secretary of the Navy Roosevelt having resigned to enlist, Rear Admi ral J. G. Walker, retired, may be his successor as assistant Secretary of the Navy. Rear Admiral Walker has been a member of the Naval Strategic Board, and is thoroughly in touch with the plans of attack and defense prepared both by the War and Navy departments. There is reason to believe that a fourth squadron for the protection of the cities of the Gulf coast may be formed by the Navy department. In case it is finally determined to form a gulf patrol squadron, its headquar ters probably will be fixed at New Or leans, where fears are entertained for the safety of the levees of the Missis sippi river. These levees could be de stroyed without much difficulty by an enemy provided he could, reach them. 0 ! HI Are what business men have a right to expect from well managed legitimate en terprises. Hundreds fail where one succeeds, not from want of merit in the goods offered for sale, but because of a lack of the right kind of knowledge as to what their customers require. With me, I study the con ditions for a long time before investing my money in car riages or harness, and when at last I find what is desired I scour the market of the United States from San Fran cisco to the Atlantic ocean, if necessary, to get good goods, made by responsible houses, at figures that war rant placing them before the public at a figure within rea son and still allowing me a fair margin. At present I have a hand some line of Turnunfler ' urn Mb. Just the thing for Hono lulu's narrow streets. My display of double and single Surrey Harness, as well as other styles, I con sider the most complete in the city. SCHUMAN'S Carriage and Harness Repository Fort St., Above Club Stables. We have heard people say, "Ob, yes, I would like to deal with P. J. Voeller & Co. as everything 13 so nloo there, and they are so accommodat ing, but their prices seem high." We plead guilty to the first count and "not guilty" to the second. Our prices are lowest. Never do we ask more. EPICURIAN BRAND Shrimp in Tomato Sauce 15c Per Can For One Week. Let us be your Grocer, you'll pay no more possibly less and you'll be sure of first qualities at all times. P. J. YOELLER & Co. FORT & HOTEL ST. YEE SING TAI. Hatting, Wall Paper, Wicker Chairs and All Kinds of Fnrnitnre. CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER. Cabinet Making and Painting. Fort BU no r nr. 1 to.