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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER: HONOLULU, MAY 14, lb)S.
THE PACIFIC Commercial Advertiser. W. N. ARMSTRONG EDITOR. SATURDAY, MAY 14. THE JOINT RESOLUTION. These Islands may ride into annexa tion on the war wave. The introduc tion of the joint resolution for annex ation at the present time, may be due, as we suggested several days ago, to the military needs of the country, without reference to the general merits of the case. Anyone acquainted with the temper of Congress will not be sur prised if Congress thing aside its doubts, and with heated blood acted promptly and decisively. The lessons which nations learn most quickly are object lessons. Millions of Americans, for the first time, study the maps of the Pacific ocean, and know some thing about its geography. The pro position that Hawaii is a strategic base, is meaningless to politicians un til they look on the map for the point where Dewey fought, what may prove to be the most brilliant battle of the latter half of the century. Then strategic points have a meaning. If there springs up in Congress a senti ment that even for the needs of the present war, if only for its needs dur ing a month, Hawaii may be of real value, there will be little opposition to annexation and the debate will be short. m This aspect of the case de pends "wholly on the temper of Con gress. AVe do not know what that is. But we infer that the joint resolution has been introduced, under the sudden conditions which have arisen within the last few days. THE LABOR QUESTION. Ugly questions about the labor sup ply are not confined to our own plan ters. One reason for their ugliness is that the relations of capital to labor have, as a rule, been governed by a hand to mouth policy. Capital has simply squeezed labor, and labor, when it gets a chance, has squeezed capital. Here and there in the civiliz ed lands, have been rare men who put Capital and Labor into harness to gether, and made a fine working team out of them. The policy of the Pennsylvania coal and coke men has been that of secur (n vio rhonnpst labor to be had. In 1115 . J v this they did as we have done. In stead of building up on their proper ties communities of contented families, they imported the lowest class of Hun garians and Poles, and established a flourishing barbarism in a civilized State. Now guard is kept over it with the policeman's club and the bayonet of the militiaman. In the crude mathe matics of the uneducated iron masters, cheap and ignorant labor was more profitable than high priced, but skill ful labor. The latter was never tried. It is now generally accepted that the price of labor is steadily rising in all countries. Some time ago, we publish ed the figures showing that within a few years wages had risen 40 per cent, in Great Britain; 50 per cent, and more in Germany; 50 to 100 per cent, in France; and 22 per cent, within a very few years in the United States. In cluding a longer period, the rise in the States ranges from 50 to 200 per cent. This rise in the rate of wages is very rapid in Japan, owing to the industrial revolution. It has not so far serious ly affected the agricultural laborers, al though it has reached them, through the rise in the price of food. The significant phase of this rise is that it is the highest in connection with skilled labor. It is now conceded that it is the brain and not the muscle that determines the value of labor. And the more the industrial situation is considered, the more apparent it be comes that cheap labor is the most expensive of all labor. There is also a moral element in labor, that has a real value in dollars and cents, but the average capitalist does not know how to get at it, or reckon it up because it is not in figures. The planting inter est here has had Asiatic labor "on tap." If the faucet was turned it spurted. It involved little friction, and no sacrifice. It came without any of the irksome obligations that enlighten ed labor creates. The heathen were happy in their comparative prosperity. But the conditions change. What the planting interest, and we nearly all are directly or indirectly interested in it, regards as a comfortable disposi tion at present of the labor question, other and stronger interests regard as hostile and dangerous to the suprem acy of Occidental civilization. These glittering generalities disclose the nature of the situation, but do not disclose the remedy. The remedy must be' more and more severe every year. Perhaps there is no remedy. Perhaps the Oriental tinge in the blood of the body politic cannot be removed. One thing Is certain, the more formidable the obstacles are, the less disposition there is to tackle them. Regarding- white labor, one of the . . . a t . 1 m serious, but not lnsurraoumauie uim culties in establishing it here under present conditions, is the unfavorable environment of the laborers. The Por tuguese are not inclined to settle be side the people of other races. The "small" American farmer has the same feeling. One of the chief drawbacks in secur ing immigration from the Northern to the Southern States of America during the last 30 years, is the reluctance of the white settler to make a home among the negroes. They furnish him no companionship, and directly, or in directly make the standard of wages, just as the Asiatics make the real standard of wages here, in spite of statements to the contrary. An intelli gent cotton planter said in one of the industrial conventions in Atlanta: Raise the price of negro labor and you raise the price of white labor." Once in a while among the many railway corporations is one; managed by strong men, which suspends divid ends, in spite of the protests of stock holders, and invests its surplus in "bet terments." Its stock declines in value. At the end of a few years, it resumes diviuends, and is ready to face any fin ancial or industrial panic. But it may be observed that corporations of this kind are always managed by "bene volent despots." These "benevolent despots" are very wicked in theory, but they do much good in practice. preaching, 11 a. m. Subject: "Christ Glorified in His People." Epworth League, 6:15 p. m.; preaching, 7:30 p. m. Subject: "The New Testament Idea of Hell." Prayer meeting, Wed nesday, 7:30 p. m.; Bible class, Thurs day, 7:30 p. m. A welcome always to all. Seats free. Roman Catholic Cathedral, cor. Bere tanla and Fort, Sunday: At 6 a.m. and 7 a, m., low masses, with Holy Commun ion. At 9 a. m., mas3 for children, with English sermon. At 10:30 a. m., high mass, with native sermon. At 2 p. m., rosary with native instruction. At 4 p. m., sermon In native and benedic tion. At 7 p. m., Portuguese service, with sermon and benediction. Week Days Low masses at 6 and 7 p. m. Seventh Day Adventist Public ser vice held today, and every Sabbath, (Saturday) in the Anon hall, at the rear of the Opera House, from 10 a. m. o 12 m. First hour occupied by Sab bath School. A cordial invitation extended to all at every service. Services at St. Clement's Chapel, Punahou: Celebration of Holy Com munion at 7 a. m., morning prayer at 11 a. m., evening prayer at 7 a. m., Sunday school at 10 a. m. Salvation Army Over IX L Store. Adjutant and Mrs. Simonson in charge. Meetings every evening at 8 p. m., ex cept Tuesdays; Sunday at 7 and 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.; Friday evening ana Sunday 11 a. m., holiness meeting. One Large Scar Is AH That Remains of Great Scrofula Sores WE ARE Leading in All the 1 SUNDAY SERVICES. The Central Union Church, corner Beretania and Richards streets. Doug las P. Birnie, minister. 9:55 a. m., Sunday school and Bible classes; 11:00 a. m., public worship and sermon, "The Church in the Community." 3 p. m.. Junior Endeavor; 6:30 p. m., Y. P. S. C. E. prayer meeting; 7:30 p m.. public worship and sermon, "Jonah." Prayer meeting, Wednes dav. 7:30 p. m. Palama Chapel. 9:45 a. m., Sunday school; 7:30 p. m., gos pel service; Friday, 7:30 p. m., prayer meeting. A welcome for all at every service. St. Andrew's Cathedral. Fifth Sun day after Easter, May 15. 7:000 a. m., Holy Communion; 11:00 a. m., morn ing prayer and sermon; 3:30 p. m. pule ahiahi; 7:30 p. m., evening pray er and sermon. Christian Church, corner King and Alakea streets. Services on Lord's day at 11:00 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sun day School, 9:45 a. m.; Young People's meeting, 6:30 p. m.; prayer meeting, Wednesday, 7:30 p. m.; Woman's pray er meet, Friday, 2:30 p. m. 0 Young Men's Christian Association- Gosepl meeting, Sunday, 4 o'clock, ad dress by Dr. M. E. Berger, D. D., on "Egypt and Its Temples." Devotional Bible class. 5 o'clock, subject: "Heroes of the Old Testament." All men in vited. Methodist Episcopal church, corner Beretania and Miller streets. G. L Pearson, pastor. The public is cor dially invited to attend the following services: Sunday school, 10 a. m PHOTOGRAPHIC CO. A PAGE IN HISTORY. A PHOTOGRAPH is a page in his tory; a page in the history of every family in the land. The worth and beauty of a photograph besides its artistic qualifications, is its lasting qualities. OOO THE DAVEY PHOTOGRAPHIC CO Limited. Have just received a large consign ment of Platinum Paper which in sures that the photograph will abso- lutelv not fade In fifty years the Dhotosrraoh will be as clear and as perfect as on the day it was made. DAVEY'S life size Paris Enamels the latest process in photography equal to a high class painting and far more accurate. This wonderful pro duction can be seen at the Studio, corner Hotel and Fort streets, as also the largest and most artistic collec tion of ISLAND VIEWS. St. Andrew's Cathedral. The Rev. Alexander Mackintosh will preach at both services of the Second Congregation of St. Andrew's Cathe dral tomorrow. At the 9:45 service in the morning the choir of ladies and gentlemen will render the music, and at the 6:30 o'clock service in the even ing the surpliced choir of Hawaiians will render a full choral service. Ev erybody is welcome to these services and all seats are free. Cheap AND Powerf a 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. 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. ODORLESS 1 II 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 STUFF. Sold in any from 25 cents Give It a trial. quantity upwards. Neighbors Could Not Bear to Look Upon Her A Crand, Complete Cure by Hood's Sarsaparilla After Others Failed. "I was taken with neuralgia in my head and eyes. Not long after this, a scrofula sore appeared on my left cheek, extending from my upper lip to my eye. Other sores came on my neck and on my right arm and one of my limbs. They were very troublesome and painful and soon became great running sores. My face looked 60 bad that 6ome of my neighbors could not bear to look at me and advised me to wear a bandage, but I feared this would irritate the sore and make it worse. So I Could Not Hide the Sores. My niece, who wa3 familiar with a case similar to mine, which had been cured by 1100a s barsaparilla, urged me to try it. Finally I was persuaded to do so, and in a short time I saw it was helping me. The sores began to heal and the neu ralgia in my head was better. In a few months the sores on my arms and limbs all healed; those on my neck gradually disappeared and now they are all gone. I have never had any symptom of scrofula since. One large scar on my right arm is all the sign that remains of my terrible affliction. The neuralgia is also cured." Mrs. J. M. Hatch, Etna, New Hampshire. Sarsaparilla Is the best in fact the One True Blood Purifier. TT 4i . 0 ovetties. REAL AND WASH VEILS, LADIES' SHIRT WAISTS. oodPs HnOfl'I Pillc are the only pills to take 1IUUU & rllia with Hood's Sarsaparilla. HOBRON DRUG COMPANY, "Wholesale Agents. TIMELY TOPICS May 9, 1898. Last week we drew your attention to the good quali- ties of the nl i but did not mention the fact that although the Aermotor will 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 pump. We keep, in stock, to go with our 16 -foot geared mills, the Gould Triple Action Pump 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 of its kind. You cannot make a mis take when you invest in an Aermotor. They pay for themselves in no time. Silks, Laces, Lawns and Organdies, Silk Mulls. B F. EHLERS & CO. Fort Street. 00'O00COOOOi0CO0OC0CCOO 0 0 0 Hollister & Co. Import Cigars direct from Havana. Hollister & Co:mTJrn Cigars direct from tha $ o from the Hollister & Co.,mp&ctK!a CiRars ditKt Hollister & Co.lmpoctso? Hollister & Oo.,mTac?oItrsTobaccosdlrect;,ron,,h, Hollister & Co . Import Snuff direct from the Factories. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 OOOOOOO0OOOOOOOOO0OO0 6 Su. Sole Agents. Hollister & CoJmf0lsdlrKUMmthcFiC- JJollistlGI CO Hav8 Havana and Mani,a Cigars in Bond. Hollister & Co.Are tobacconists. Hollister & Co.AreLocatedat- Corner of Fort & Merchant Sts. 0 0 S WHOOPINO COUOH, CROUP, ASTHMA, CATARRH, COLDS. CRESOLENE being- administered by inhalation, gives th safst and most effectual means of treat ing: the throat and bronchial tubes. Its efficiency ia VhoopinfiT Cough anu Croup is wonderful. Its anti septic virtues render it invaluable in contagious diseases, as Diphtheria, Scarlet Fever, etc. Des criptive booklet with testimonials tree. Sold by druggists. HOLLISTER DRUG CO., Honolulu, H. I., Agents. For Sunburn, Rough Ski USE- 0N.jMITflXp HONOLULU, H. I. fillLE gream: SOFT, WHITE BKIN Is within th reach of every woman. All that ia needed to make the complexion faultless is Mail Cream. Ilemoves every facial blemish, takes away redness ana oiliness, preserves and beautifies the skin. in nil Us Co. Limited. 307 FORT ST. Prepared Only By enson, Smith & Co. LIMITED ttit mm If i jy m We are now able to offer the people of Honolulu 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. siu3"t:i"foS Goods s have never been shown in this country before, Frees Which fflak ompetition Impossible! EVERYBODY 1WVITED 1 j - ijt..-e.ii.-.iyi' sj.t iivrrf-n: tM1- urns""-