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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER: HONOLULU, MAY 12, 1S9S.
I f THE PACIFIC Commercial Advertiser, W. N. ARMSTRONG EDITOR. THURSDAY MAY 12. A CRISIS IN NEUTRALITY. If, on the advice of Commodore Dewey, troops are transported from San Francisco to the Philippines, they must be, we assume, carried by way of these Isalnds. Coal will be needed. Japan and Hongkong are closed to both belligerents. If coal is taken at this port, the United States will delib erately and perhaps of necessity, vio late the law of neutrality. It is not to bo believed that President McKinley will violate this law. He will naturally and forcibly says to Congress: "We must use the Hawaiian Islands as a coaling station. It is a military neces sity. We cannot avoid it. You cannot expect or hope that I, acting according to international law, will violate any of its provisions. You must provide a way for a legal and honorable use of the Hawaiian Islands. Annex them at once, and you meet the military neces sity, and keep our conduct well within those laws of neutrality which we have ourselves proclaimed, and profess to keep." The dispatch of troops to Manila, may produce just this crisis. If, under these circumstances, Congress should refuse to act, it will put Congress be fore the world as a violation of inter national law which it has itself delib erately endorsed. The sudden contingency which caus es this demand for troops in Manila, may bring the question of annexation to a sudden issue. In these days, when human wisdom can not see clearly the position which the Islands should assume, by reason of their intimate relations with the United States, the safest course politi cally and commercially is, to commit our destiny entirely into the hands of that Nation. This is not the hour for the close balancing of chances. Fee by the rich bounty of its policy, we are bound to place ourselves at its dis posal, if the case demands it, even if annexation is not an accomplishec fact. communications with the starving Cu bans. Second, the possession of Ha vana, as a political as well as a strate gic measure, and the destruction of the Spanish fleet. Admiral Sampson will not divide his own fleet and search for the Spanish. He therefore keeps it near Havana, in order to secure and protect a landing, and guard against any sudden appearance of the enemy The closest observers, so far as we can see, believe that he will remain in his present position, near his coal basis, until communications are open ed with the interior of Cuba, and a sufficient force is upon the island to hold it, if he proposes to cut loose from his coal basis, and chase up the Span ish fleet. There may therefore be no severe naval conflict for some time, if the Spanish fleet adopts safe strategy, and eeps on the further side of the Atlan tic. The Europeans are inclined 10 think that this will be done, unless the political situation in Spain compels it to abandon this safe course, and cross the Atlantic and fight the American fleet near its own coal basis of supply. This would be the desperate strategy of the angry Spanish mobs, but not that of the Spanish naval men. As he situation becomes clear, it seems as if Spain was between the devil and the deep sea. If her navy remains on the Eastern side of the Atlantic, she loses Cuba without doubt. If she crosses the Atlantic she fights under vast disadvantages at a distance from home. We must not forget in our rejoicing over the victory of the American fleet at Manila, that some, and perhaps, many brave Americans have lost their lives. It is impossible that the engage ment could have lasted as long as it did, without loss on the American side As so many of the officers on the Am erican ships are personally known in this community, especially those of the Baltimore, we must be prepared to mourn the loss of some who, not many days ago, walked our streets, and quietly sat in the shadows of our lanais. TIIKY AIZE XF1UTRAL. WAR TOPICS. The news of the victory of the Am erican fleet at Manila, confirms expect ntinns. The fleet was undoubtedly superior to the Spanish, and therefore the American naval men say: 'Vic tory only a matter of course, nothing to brag about." But all the same, we are proud of the men who handled their guns so well, and we are prouder still of the blow that was successfully struck at the rule of Spanish barbar ism, masquerading as "civilization.". Japan and China Make Tlielr An nouncements WASHINGTON, May 3. The Japa nese Minister was notified by the For eign Office at Tokio last night that a decree of neutrality had been issued. He has so informed the State Depart ment. The dispatch does not give the terms of the decree. It serves to close Japanese ports rather sooner than was expected. China issued her neutrality procla mation today; so there is no place on the Asiatic coast left open to the free use of the war vessels of either Spain or the United States. This is rather remarkable in that it marks the first action of this kind upon the part of China, which has never before issued a neutrality proclamation, and the nav al officers are duly grateful for the consideration shown by the Chinese Government in withholding the issue of the decree until informed that the Americans had secured a base in the Philippine Islands. 4 Anxiety In Austria VIENNA, May 3. A very despond ent view has been taken here since the Manila fleet's defeat. It is believed that the Spanish dynasty is nearing its end and great sympathy is expressed for the Queen Regent in her dire trou ble. The Deutsche Zeltung thinks it possible that Germany will secure the Philippines in return for renouncing her claims upon Samoa. uaen Reerent to the rope. LONDON. May 3 According 'to spe cial dispatches received here this aft ernoon the Queen Regent of Spain has telegraphed the Pope on tne sublet ot defeat of the Spanish fleet at Manila, savins:: 'The spanisn naiion is caim, vmf rp?nivpd to resist to the bitter end." Her majesty also begs the Pope to bless the Spanish arms. SCROFULA It is Foul Blood's Advertisement But It is Soon Cured by Hood's Sarsaparilla. Yes, Scrofula, if anything, may be called the advertisement of foul blood. It is the ecourge of the world offensive, painful, debilitating, stubborn and well nigh unendurable. Outward applications do not cure, they only drive the difficulty to new quarters. Emollients may palliate, they cannot abolish the evil. There ia but one sure way out, and that is to eliminate the taint from the blood. There is one remedy that can effect this. and it is the only one that, bo far as we know, has almost invariably succeeded even where the system has been poisoned by long years ot taint, and the ravages to be repaired are tremendous. That remedy is Hood's Sarsaparilla. Read this: ' My daughter was afflicted with Im pure blood. There were running eores all over her body and they caused her much suffering. We tried medicines that were recommended as blood purifiers, but could not see that they did any good. A friend told me about Hood's Sarsapa rilla and I began giving the girl this med icine. The result was that she was per fectly cured after taking a few bottles. She has had no symptoms of scrofula sores since that time." Marietta M. Smith, South Middleboro, Mass. 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The question of the disposition of the Philippine Islands will soon be upon the Americans. As their subjec tion is not for conquest, but in the in terests of humanity, the question will not be difficult of solution. One thing is certain, the Spanish flag will float there no more. The defeat and destruction of the Spanish fleet at Manila, is a strong as surance that these Islands will not be menanced by Spanish cruisers. There was little danger of it before, excepting in the event of the defeat of the Amer ican navy at Manila. If the American ships are not seriously injured, the Spanish forces in the Caroline Islands will soon be destroyed. That foul blot on the face of the Central Pacific will cease to exist. The wrongs done to the American teachers will be avenged. After all the most important event is the disorganized condition of the Span ish Parliament. Only those who are familiar with its temper, the character of its members and the angry social and political forces behind them can, at this time, predict the immediate future. But the dispatches show that the Spanish people are in no mood to stand defeat from the Americans. They may try the dangerous experiment of swapping horses in the stream, and selecting new leaders. So far as Cuba and the world at large is concerned, it will be a fortunate event, if the Span ish fabric tumbles in and the war is suddenly terminated. The dispatches state that the Span ish Politicians are angrily demanding of the Government, the cause of the failure of the Philippine fleet to make strong battle. If it is realized, as the London Times stated the other day, in its impartial way, that the Spanish navv. in its equipment was largely on paper, there may bo, first, a cry of de spair, and then a cry for any terms of peace. On these lines the movements in Spain may be very rapid. Further information indicates more clearly the war situation on the Atlan tic. There are several points in view, the taking of a position by the Amer ican forces in Cuba, in order to open 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. Oil D IAIN (S. Subscription lists for the increased stock in this Com pany are now open at my office. Jas. F. Morgan. Hawaiian MM Association KKK BASEBALL SEASON. FIRST KEGIMENT VS. IIONOLULUS. Saturday, May U. Game called at 3:30 P.M. Admission 25c. ON ICE, EX "ZEALANDIA:" FROZEN EASTERN OYSTERS. In Cans, at the Beaver Lunch Rooms. H. J. NOLTE, Proprietor. Look after your cess pools, water closets and garbage barrels. They are fever producers. Keep them free from offensive odors. It eaves doctor's bills. 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