THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER : HONOLULU, MAY
W. N. ARMSTRONG - EDITOR.
What does the Legislature intend to
do about white labor? What does the
Government intend to do about it?
What has the American Union Party
done about it? Where are the Earnest
Patriots who declared in their politi
cal platform an abiding horror of the
Asiatic, and a deep love for the Anglo
Saxon? All of these political bodies act as it
they had been quietly taken around
the corner and "spoken to"' in a con
fidential way on the subject. What
really are the lions in the pathway?
Or is it simply a case of Spanish "ma
nana?" or is it only a repetition of the
old story "let us eat and drink for to
morrow we die?" The voice of the E.
IVs organ shouting to the hosts that
"coats must come off" is now only that
of a sucking dove. The platform of the
A. U. P. seems to be thrown into the
rubbish heap and a very suspicious
silence on the white immigration sub
We have never believed that general
white immigration from America was
practicable, unless it was done with
extraordinary care and energy, because
no movements of the kind succeed un
less there is deep enthusiasm and com
manding talent engaged in it.
The interest taken in it by some of
the planters has been of the kind that
had no "ring" in it, a general willing
ness to let some one do the hard work
of getting thfc planters and the com
munity out of a labor difficulty. It has
been only a languid interest which ac
complishes nothing. It has nothing
in it of the faith that moves moun
tains. Some very good annexationists, some
intelligent travelers, with the gift of
political insight declare that we are
beyond the parting of the ways, and
are traveling along the Asiatic high
way for all time, and that any attempt
made to reverse our steps would be
idle, and more than that, impossible;
that we have made our election, and
are bound by it.
The acts of the political bodies we
have mentioned, and they speak louder
than words, strongly endorse this view
of the situation. They have, appar
ently abandoned the Islands to the
Asiatics. They have silently admitted
into the country within a few months
more Asiatic males than the entire
American, German and English able
bodied male population. That fact has
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We say most distinctly that we are
not making any complaint about it.
If the Government and the Legislature,
and the community behind them are,
after all, practicable believers in Asia
tic civilization, though they may de
nounce it openly, we shall not com
plain, but proceed to make the very
best of the Asiatic civilization. Only
we shall be consistent. We shall not
denounce Asiatic invasion, and at the
same time, admit it in torrents.
The prospertiy of the sugar industry
is of supreme importance. Many of
those interested inMt, put that pros
perity above all questions of civiliza
tion. This is natural enough, and the
way of the world, though it hasi't
much of "Christian civilization" in it.
Now to preserve this prosperity, and at
the same time square it with Christian
civilization Is such a difficult job, no
one carea to tackle it. On the whole,
it is much easier to drift along the
stream of prosperity even if it carries
us into the Asiatic sea.
smaller holders of real estate pay con
siderably more than their proportion
of taxes. The larger holders, especially
those who own the Crown leases pay
much less in proportion.
Minister Damon in this report pre
sents these figures.
Individuals pay $92,207 on $9,22G,7GG.
Corporations pay $85,379 on $8,537,
939. Yet the returns to the Interior De
partment show an invested capital by
the corporations of $27,000,000 which
the Minister, in his report suggested
was a valuation or investment entirely
inconsistent with the amount of taxes
This apparently unequal taxation
has therefore been in existence and
publicly commented on for some time.
How this curious and apparently
inequitable system of taxation has
grown up, it is not necessary to dis
cuss. It exists. It also exists else
where. It is one of the political sores
of the American States, where the rich
have voided taxation for one reason
among others because its proceeds
have been largely wasted by office
holders? and have not been used for the
public good. In some cases taxation
really means confiscation of property.
Many millions of dollars are held in
trust for women and children by the
Trust companies of New York city. In
manv cases the rate of interest paid
the beneficiaries is only 2 and 1-2 per
cent . while the rate of taxation has
been 2 per cent. Under such circum-
stnnfps. existing now in many States,
tnvAtion is avoided. And it could be
avoided here with some justification if
it became an imposition. It- is not so
here. But the inequality of it is very
conning tower, from which he can di
rect the fight, looking through a hori
zontal slit, which may be so enveloped
in smoke that he can see nothing. To
what extent he can stand the noise and
the pounding in battle has not been
Mr. Benjamin believes that no ship's
armor is so efficient as celerity of ac
tion and good gunnery. The ship wins
which first effectively lodges a project
ile in a vital part of the enemy. He
believes as an expert that the swift
attack and good marksmanship of the
Americans is greatly superior to that
of the Spaniards.
Gazette (semi-weekly) will be issued
as usual this morning for the out-going
Island and foreign mails. Copies in
wrappers at the newsdealers and pub
Facts About Health
It is Easy to Keep Well If We
REWARD OF MERIT.
At the CHICAGO CYCLE SHOW in
1R97 each visitor on entering the
Siow was handed a coupon reading as
"After viewing the exhibits, kindly
fill in the nane of the Bicycle which
nleases you best as regards beauty
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and mechanical merit, and deposit tne
rnnnon in bafllot 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 manes
n? .wr,i in the United States were
on exhibition at this Show, the above
aba for itself. The hu.nul.u-uu
J J V C4I1. 7 M-f .
BICYCLE CO. have secured cue Agcuw
er. ctriotiv hieh errade wheel.
iWl " . . T -r
IT WIDL. INTEREST YUU iu
The SHIRK is the best tning tnat
Some of the Conditions Necessary
to Perfect Health.
The importance of maintaining good
health is easily understood, and it is really
a simple matter if we take a correct view
of the conditions required. In perfect
health the Etomach promptly digests food,
and thus prepares nourishment. The
blood is employed to carry this nourish
ment to the organs, nerves, muscles and
tissues which need it. The first great
essential for good health, therefore, is
pure, rich blood. Now it is certainly a
fact that no medicine has such
A Record of Cures
as Hood's Sarsaparilla. It is literally true
that there are hundreds of people alive
and well today who would have been in
their graves had they not taken Hood's
Sarsaparilla. It is depended upon as a
family. medicine and general regulator of
the system by tens of thousands of peonle.
This is because Hood's Sarsaparilla makes
the blood pure. This is the secret of its
great success. Keep your system in good
nealtn Dy Keeping your Dlood pure with
Hood's Sarsaparilla, which absolutely
cures when other medicines fail.
" I had pimples on my face and a larere
boil on one hand. I began takiner Hood's
Sarsaparilla and after using three bottles
I was cured." J. vv. Johksojt, 3 South
Broderick St., San Francisco, Cal.
Isthe best in fact the One True Blood Purifier.
Sold by druggists. $1 ; six for 5.
HnnH'c Pillc cnre iver Ills; easy to
11UUU 2 tHIS Uike,easy to operate. 25c
HOBRON DRUG COMPANY,
WE ARE: Leading jnAll the
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We do not claim that this inequality
should be removed on the general
ground of justice to all,' as upon the
specific ground that we, "m the inter
ests of good government,", deny a large
proportion of those wbo are taxed any
voice in the matter. And because we
do not, we are under the strongest ob
ligations to protect them, we put it
on selfish grounds, the use of fair play
in order to prevent disquiet and racial
hatred. There is none at present, but
the seeds are in the ground and no
agricultural almanac can foretell how
long it takes to sprout them.
May 9, 1898.
Last week we drew your
attention to the good quali
ties of the
REAL AND WASH VEILS,
LADIES' SHIRT WAISTS.
Lawns and Organdies,
B. F. EHLERS & CO.
Import Cigars direct from Havana.
0 Hollister & Co.
2 TTrniVri.v JPV Import American Cigars direct from the
TT jp ii Import Manila Cigars direct from tha
0 TTxn-J oi4-i-r XV Pa Import Smoking Tobaccos direct from tha
$ Hollister & CoJmpoF
Hollister .& Co .Import Snuff direct from the Factorles
RAPID FIRING GUNS-
Park Benjamin, a mechanical expert
of New York, states in the N. Y. Inde
pendent, referring to naval actions
with modern guns, that the largest
guns, 12 and 13 inch calibre, can be
loaded and fired almost once every
three minutes. The six inch rapid fir
ing guns can be loaded and fired at the
rate of seven to fifteen aimed shots per
minute. Then come six pounder guns,
delivering 40 shots per minute, and one
pounders throwing one shot per min
ute, the machine one pounders 200
shots per minute, and the Gatlings
throwing 3,000 bullets per minute. So
fierce was the fire of these guns, at
the battle of the Yalu river, between
the Japanese and Chinese, the sea was
converted into foam by the discharges.
The person in the greatest peril is
the captain, as he must stand in the
A walk tnrough most
any section of this city
at night when all is still
will cause anyone to won
der why more sickness
rinn tint exist. The ob-
noxious orders from defec
tive sewerage and many
other causes ought to be
overcome and that at once.
n I T T A
Look after your cess
pools, water closets and"
garbage barrels. They are
fever producers. Keep
them free from offensive
It saves doctor's bills.
Residence on Emma St.
odorless i mm.
The little community has already,
perhaps.' made its choice, and any urg
ing of an extended white immigration
may be ilde talk. We have seen a good
deal of practical politics in our day,
and we confess that our experience did
not give us much encouragement to
hope that a heroic measure like that
of stemming the Asiatic tide with
white immigration would accord with
the temper of the community. The fact
is that the Legislature is nearing the
close of its session, and all the politi
cal factors are drugged on the ques
tion. Even the strong opposition of
the laboring classes of the American
people to the character of our labor
makes no impression beyond that of
causing some of those who appreciate
the extent of the American bounty to
offer to make some contribution to a
new immigration, provided some one
else will take off his coat and do the
missionary work of putting the affair
On Saturday, May 21st,
AT 12 O'CLOCK NOON,
At my salesroom, Queen street, I will
sell at Public Auction the residence or
Mrs. C. F. Bush on Emma street below
the Royal School property and adjoin
ing the residence of Jas. Campbell, Esq.
The nronerty has a frontage or 101
feet on Emma street and is from 178
to 200 feet deep. .
There is a commodious dwelling
house on the property, containing par
lor, dining room, 7 bedrooms, pantry,
There are also two cottages, contain
ing 2 rooms each.
An excellent opportunity to purchase
a residence close to town.
Mucn simpler and more
convenient than Chloride
nf Lime. Carbolic Acid
and many other disinfec
tants. Used In all the
prominent Hospitals and
Public Buildings through
out the United States.
PDRIFIl THE STUFF.
Sold in any quantity
from 25 cents upwards.
Give It a trial.
but did not mention the fact
that although the Aermotor
PUMP MORE WATER
than any other mill, even
with a poor pump, still it
Will not do its best work
unless attached to a good
We keep in stock, to go
with our i6-foot geared
which will furnish from 8
to 10,000 gallons per hour.
For our smaller mills we
have a pump which is man
ufactured by the Aermotor
Co. itself and is the very
thing for those who want a
pump that is cheap and at
the same time is the best or
Ynn rannot make a mis-
take when you invest in an
Aermotor. They pay for
themselves in no time.
0 Hollister & Co.,mptyTrnruBndpordirectfromtheFac'
JjQJJg..g, OO aV Havana and ManlIa Ci2ars in Bond.
Hollister & Oo.Are tobacconists.
Hollister & Co.Are Lo?ttd at
Corner of Fort & Merchant Sts.
Wiiooping Cough, Asthma, Croup, Catarrh, Got
.AanAr.A when T&oorixe4 iatWwck room will fiT i medial rcttei.
Its curative power mn wooderM. tl- preronMr ttec syrw
9t cootagiova diseases y actm fwrfl AmnfectMt, WrJ t wM
child. Sold by drsastsU. vaiaaiMc oiei irwm.
HOLLISTER DRUG CO., Honolwui. m. u Ixwtn.
For further particulars apply to
Jas. F. Morgran,
l lii ifli'i eo.
307 FORT ST.
. HONOLULU. H. I.
SOFT, WHITE tiKIN Is within the
reach of every woman. All that is needed
to make the corapleiion faultless is Mails
Ilemoves every facial blemish, takes
away redness ana oiliness, preserves and
beautifies the skin.
Prepared Only By
enson, Smith & Co
A TT1TTAV I L'T
We are now able to offer the people of Honolulu -
SSjlS ejii G5
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.
Not only does the tax list of 1S97
show singular inequalities of assess
ment, but the tax list of 1S95 shows it
Minister Damon, in his report for the
year 1895, sets forth the inequality in
a significant table. It showed that the
As iaVe never been shown in this country before,
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