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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER : HONOLULU, MAY 5, 1S9S.
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Commercial Advertiser.
W. N. ARMSTRONG - EDITOR.
THURSDAY : : V : MAY 5.
NAVAL STRATEGY
In the Look recently published, titled
"Drake and the Tudor Navy," the au
thor of which is Julian S. Corbett, an
interesting and fascinating account is
Kiven, in the second volume of Admir
al Drake's characteristics as a figthing
man. At the present moment when the
United States are probably at war with
Spain, a study of the achievements of
a fighting admiral like Drake, who
fought the Spanish Armada and was
known to the Spanish people as the
Dragon, is especially interesting.
Three hundred years after his re
markable victories over the Spaniards,
the admirals of the United States have
organized a naval campaign so far as
we can- now see. on the principles
which guided Drake in his assaults on
the Spanish power. An excellent re
cord was kept of his strategic plans.
These would have had more value if
Queen Elizabeth had not vacillated in
her policy, and undermined him. But
whenever permitted, he executed his
schemes with marvelous success. It is
said by naval writers that he antici
pated the best of the modern theories
of naval attack. He refused to remain
for a moment on the defensive. He
sought the enemy's sources of supply
at once, the point where he could best
conduct the movements of his fleets.
While we have no information what
ever regarding the plans of the Amer
ican fleet, the dispatches, vague as they
are, intimate that it had left Hampton
"Roads on a distinct mission. It prob
ably had in view the same objective
joints that Drake had 300 years ago
when he captured Santiago, Cartagena
nnd San Domingo. It would indeed be
a singular coincidence in history, if
this should prove to be the case.
In the case of the Armada, Drake re
fused to remain on the defensive and
wis on their own
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roast.
But those were days when coal was
not the great necessity of the fighting
hin The winds dealt equitably with
nnm bat .ants. It cost nothing. But
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npither side could monopolize it, or
store it up in ports, and make it a base
nf operations. As coal becomes a ne
rpssitv of warfare just as food and
ammunition are necessities, and, more
over, it takes the place of wind, it
seems as if Drake's theory of warfare
would be modified, after 300 years of
advancing knowledge on the subject
But, after all the principles of strategy
do not change.
Should the Spanirds abandon Cuba,
and await on the. soil of Spain an at
tack by the American forces, naval
men will watch with great interest the
manner in which the American vessels
may be supplied with coal at a dis
tance of 2,500 miles from their bases
of coal supply. It is suggested that
coal transports will attend and supply
them. But if this can be done, and
there is sqme doubt about it, then our
own Islands will be of little value as a
strategic point in the Pacific. If a hun
dred transports can supply with coal
v. Amovinn flpp.t eruisine off the
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coast of Spain, then a hundred trans
ports may supply a hostile fleet cruis
ing off the coast of California. Of what
use then would Hawaii be as a base of
supplies? Once make transports a re
liable bases of supplies, and they be
come immediately the most efficient
strategic points, excepting for the re
fitting of vessels.
petition. Charles A. Dana was an ama
teur. The little German was a business
man.
We sent to this port from Siam in
1SS1, several mangosteen plants. Many
people are "interested" in securing this
most delicious fruit of the tropics. But
there was not interests enough in it to
establish a Botanical Garden and pay
for brains to conduct it. "So with the
lychee nuts. People in town have
orange trees in full bearing, but they
are not interested enough in fruit cul
tivation to spend time and money in
making orange cultivation a business.
There are several attractive orchid
houses in this town. No one however,
attempts to engage in the business of
exporting rare orchids, or of teaching
young people how to engage in it.
It is pretty well settled that many
economic plants will grow here. What
s needed is the brain and education in
establishing successful business ven
tures with them. There's the rub. We
have the acacia flowers in abundance
here. We need some one who can put
the best preparations from those flow
ers on the London market as the best
prices. Some one must do a lot of very
ntelligent work. Such work must be
paid for, just as all good brain work
must be paid for, unless there is a
"missionary" to do it.
For Consumptive Ward.
The plan to have in connection with
the Queen's Hospital a ward for con
sumptives was discussed yesterday by
the Cabinet and Messrs. F. A. Schaefer,
J.iB. Atherton and John F. Eckardt,
representing the hospital. The special
riquiry was as to what financial sup
port the Government would give the
new departure. ,It is understood that
President Dole and the Ministers favor
the idea. The question of locating tne
ward on the premises to the hospital
was not made the subject of discussion.
INDUSTRIES.
Kilauca Cyclorama.
Word was received by the last mail
that the very advantageous site as
signed the Kilauea Volcano Cyclorama
several months ago for the Omaha Ex
position, had been given to another at
traction. The space, which was on the
main court, was held till Mr. Hobron
wired that he would not leave here to
handle the attraction. Effort was made
to continue the option, but failed. Mar
tin Smith learned this on arrival in the
States. An offer has been made to lo
cate the cyclorama on the Midway, but
it is doubtful if the lessees accept this.
The Midway is the home of the cheap
er and lesser attractions and the cyclo
rama will scarcely be exploited in such
company.
Lead Keel Kaised.
A couple of days ago Capt. Paul
Smith, with the aid of some of his men
of the dredger crew, raised from the
harbor bottom, back 6f the California
Feed Company's storehouse a lead
keel. The piece of metal weighs about
300 pounds and was doubtless dropped
from some sloop or yacht many years
ago.' The lead will be used to make
bullets for practice shooting by mili
tary companies.
PERSONAL. "MENTION.
G. B. Davis, a sightseer, recently a
visitor to the islands, was neara to
remark that in all his travels he had
never been groomed in as satisfactory
a manner as at the Criterion Barber
ShoD. Individual cups for rent for a
nomial sum, if desired.
REWARD OF MERIT.
At the f CHICAGO CYCLE SHOW in
1897, each visitor on entering the
Show was handed a coupon reading as
belo-w:
"After viewing the exhibits, kindly
fill in the name of the Bicycle which
nibses vou best as regards beauty
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and mechanical merit, and deposit the
coupon in batllot box near exits
Name of Bicycle,
The "Shirk" received 17,489 ballots
against 12,377 the next .highest. When
it is known that all the leading makes
of wheels in the 'United States were
on exhibition at this Show, the above
speaks - for itself. The HONOLULU
BICYCLE CO. have secured the Agency
for this strictly high grade wheel.
IT WILL. INTEREST YOU TO CALL.
AND SEE IT.
The SHIRK is the best thing that
ever happened.
Police Court.
In the Police Court yesterday the
case of Ah You for unlawful possession
of opum, was set for May 5.
Kaleiaukai was fined $5 and costs for
profanity.
Ah Choon, the copper thief, was sen
tenced to six months' imprisonment at
hard labor on the charge of larceny in
the second degree.
Cheap
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A walk tnrough 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.
Auction Sale
ON FRIDAY, MAY 6,
AT 12 O'CLOCK NOON
At my Salesroom, Queen Street, I will
sell at Public Auction,
1 FAMILY HORSE,
1 PHAETON,
1 SET HARNESS.
Jas. F. Morgan,
AUCTIONEER.
NORTH KONA BOARDING HOUSE AND
SANITARIUM.
No doubt there are a number of per
sons on these Islands, who are much
;ntnmctn,i in flnwprs. rjlants. and to
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some extent in their economical uses.
There are some experiments made in
their cultivation. There is, however,
as much difference between amateur
experiments in cultivation and "busi
ness" cultivation, as there is between
militia parade drills and active war
fare. For many years the finest winter let
tuce and cucumbers were brought to
New York City, in car loads from the
hot houses in Cambridge near Boston.
Why were they not raised near New
York? The retail dealers said: "No
one knows how to do it." The Boston
gardeners said: "The climate of New
York is unfavorable, even under
glass." The agricultural papers said:
"It is a shame that the people near
New York do not raise those fine hot
house vegetables." And so years went
on. In the meantime and for many
years, the late Charles A. Dana was
producing for his own use in his hot
houses on Long Island, not 20 miles
from N. Y. the very finest lettuce and
cucumbers. At last a German gardener
on the outskirts of Brooklyn began in
a small way to cultivate these vege
tables for the market and his intelli
gent neighbors followed his example,
and not long afterwards the Cambridge
people met with the most serious com-
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Situate on the beach at Kailua,
Kona.
Careful treatment for all medical
and surgical cases.
Board and Lodging at reasonable
rates accorded to invalids and visitors.
Associated with the beach house is
a mountain residence (1,500 feet ele
vation) where visitors may have the
benefit of a change of atmosphere.
Terms, etc., on application.
Medical attendant.
MRS. MARY ATCHERLEY,
Manageress.
DR. ATCHERLEY,
M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P
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.
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.
PDRIFINE THE STDFF.
Sold in any
from 25 cents
Give it a trial.
quantity
upwards
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Sole Agents.
Shadow of Herself
Stomach Was Too Weak
to Retain Food
Ex "City of Peking:"
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A Complete Cure Effected bv
Hood's Sarsaparilla
Now Enjoying the Best of Health,
With Digestion Perfect.
"My mother was subject to Bick head
aches and indigestion for over a year.
She was unable to stand for any length
of time, and was obliged to stay in a dark
room as she could not bear the light. She
bad no appetite whatever and her stomach
was so weak she could not retain what
food she did eat. She also had severe
pains in her head. She suffered so much
hat she became but the shadow of her
self. One day I happened to read a tes
timonial about Hood's Sarsaparilla. It
Sounded So Truthful
I persuaded her to try thi9 medicine.
Before finishing the first bottle there was
an improvement in her condition. She no
longer threw up her food and her head
ache was not as severe. She took in all
four bottles of Hood's SarsaDarilla and
several boxes of Hood's Pills and regained
ner weignt. one is now enjoying the best
of health. Her digestion Is good and she
can eat almost anything she wishes. She
is 42 years old and says she feels as well
as when she was 16. Hood's Sarsaparilla
made a complete cure in her case."
Miss Mary Mascajrie, Ironton, Ohio.
Hood's Sarsaparilla
Is the best in fact the One True Blood Purifier.
Prepared only by C. I. flood & Co., Lowell, Mass.
Wrrr1'c Oil 1c the best family cathartic,
1 1UUU fllld easv toooerate. 25c.
HOBRON DRUG COMPANY,
Wholesale Agents.
TIMELY TOPICS
April 30, 1898.
The Summer is fast ap
proaching and shortly the
usual dry weather will pre
vail, and stock will suffer.
It is all right with the big
plantations, which have large
steam pumps and get an
ample supply of water (at an
enormous expense), but a
stock ranch does not need
such a quantity of water and
could not afford the price.
But with our different sized
Pineapple Silks,
IN BLACK, WHITE, PINK AND BLUE.
Cloth
OF FINE QUALITY.
Ponsree Silk.
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10,000 Gallons an Hour,
at a minimum of expense. It is
unnecessary for us to enlarge
on the good qualities of the
Aermctor as they are
known to all people who
have ever gone outside the
city, as you can hardly travel
a mile in any direction with
out seeing one or more of
them.
Thorough tests at various
times and under all condi
tions have made the Aermo
tor the Standard.
Hollister & Co.Imprn Cigars direct from th
Hollister & Co.lmvf Ciars dircct from th8
Hollister & CoJaJToAfnm"
Hollister & Oo.lmlnBTobdlrect,reBltl-
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JjQjJjjg'fjQY CO aV avana anc aniIa Cigars in Bond.
Hollister & Oo.Are tobacconists.
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WHOOPINQ COUGH, CROUP,
ASTHMA, CATARRH, COLDS.
j CRESOLENE being- administered by inhalation,
gives tha safst and most effectual means of treat
ing: the throat and bronchial tubes. Its efficiency ra
"Whooping Cough ana Croup is wonderful. Its anti
septic virtues render it Invaluable in cntagrow
diseases, as Diphtheria, Scarlet Fever, etc. Ie
criptive booklet with testimonials free. Sold
druggists.
HOLLISTER DRUG CO., Honolulu, H. I.. Jgscts,
For Sunburn,
Rough SMi
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reach of every woman. All that i9 needed
to make the complexion faultless 13 Maim
Cream.
Removes every facial blemish, tales
away redness ana oiliness, preserves n3
beautifies the skin.
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We will begin the new month with a
NEW STOCK OF GOODS
Personally selected at the Factories in Europe and
America, and Bought For Spot Cash.
We are no w ble to offer the people of Honolulu --------
As have never been shown in this country before,
Prices
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