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, ,.,J,. " " "" ' '' " II l-.l..ii,i ,,, - . Jl... ........ . . - " ' ' ' '.- . rrnr nAfTTn rrf MP.RfiT AT, ADVERTISER : HONOLULU. MAY IT 1S9S. l r i rt x i.vj- -v v a ' THE PACIFIC Commercial Advertiser. - W. N. ARMSTRONG - EDITOR. TUESDAY : : : : : MAY 17. VICTORY AT THE PHILIPPINES. The latest dispatches show that the victory of Commodore, now Hear Ad miral Dewey was complete, resulting in the annihilation of the Spanish fleet at Manila, and the capture of several fortifications. The singular absence of any loss of life on the American vessels indicates the utter demoraliza tion of the Spanish fleet. Hear Ad miral Dewey seems to have conducted his operations with great foresight and skill In cutting the cable which con nects Manila with the world, he has closed any communications between the Spanish forces, and the home Gov ernment, and left them to work out their own salvation, if they can do it. How this sea fight will rank in com parison with other great naval battles remains to be seen. The small injury received by the American ships sug gests that the American fleet had a "walk over," and that its fighting cap acity has not been really tested. THE ANCIENT TEMPLES. Time and investigation has removed much of the prejudice which existed against the "Ileiau and Puuhonuas Trust" which was recently instigated by the missionary Senators. No one at any time questioned the purity of their motives in the attempt to restore visi hle heathenism on these Islands, by the purchase and preservation of the an cient interesting but disreputable tem ples. But we have it on the authority n lpsrnpd Indian: "That white man is mighty unsartain." The conservative, and conscientious antf-missionary por tion of the community felt that these missionary Senators were unconscious ly back-sliding into paganism, and un der pretense of restoring relics, were really attempting to put this Paradise of the Pacific on the old footing of bar baric and fetish worship. The public sentiment is now greatly in favor of the movement towards the preservation of the old temples, but it cannot, for some time to come, relieve itself of the apprehension that these missionary Senators may be weak anl suddenly revert to the old order of things, if they are allowed to wJor ine restored relics. This case well illustrates what is called "the point of view." On pre cisely the same reasons that suggest the preservation of heiaus, those liv ing a hundred years hence, and after the Blue Ribbon movement has fin ished its work by the demolition of the saloon, will apply for an appropriation from the Legislature for the purchase of the ruins of the old "saloons," as evidences of the depravity of man in the year 1S9S. And on the opening of these restored relics, for public in spection, some member of the S. S. C. will read a paper stating that he had heard his grandfather say that on one occasion he had seen three reputable citizens boldly and openly enter one of these ancient structures, and jn defi ance of the laws of hgiene and physio logy had "taken a drink," for such was the' phrase used. And he would add, with scientific accuracy, that all of those ancienf and nearly forgotten "saloons" were so saturated with alco hol to a depth of six or seven feet into the ground, that the casting of a light ed match upon the sites often resulted in fearful explosions, and conflagra tions. From a philosophical standpoint the missionary Senators are right. At sev eral hundred years from the present time, many of our own institutions will be exhibited as specimens of our own barbarism, we have no way of getting even with prosterity, excepting hy holding up to our own scorn and ridicule the serious foolishness of our predecessors i PROPHESY. An educated man, a politician of wide experience, a student of human affairs, occupying a high place at the seat of Government that enabled him to sweep a wide horizon, he summed up the movement of events as a war affair which would last only 00 days. And yet, in many a city and village were living quiet, unknown men, who could sweep no such horizon, were far away from the swelling tides of men, but predicted that trhis affair of 90 days would enlarge into a terrible affair of years. This incident reveals the strong and, as Herbert Spencer says, the overrul ing power of individual sentiment and temperament in the judgment of af fairs, to the large exclusion of reason. On the other hand, this very states man had ten years before, on the floor of the Senate chamber, in a speech on the efforts to reconcile the relations of freedom and slavery, suddenly coined a new phrase, "the irreconcilable con flict" which has taken its place in Am erican political literature, as the best and broadest and profoundest defini tion of the perpetual antagonism of those institutions. Mr. Seward had displayed singular intuitive knowledge of the principles which governed hu man thought, the permanent struggle for that which is better. But he had dis played an equally singular ignorance in his estimation of the power of ra cial feeling, of pride, and local pa triotism in governing men's thoughts. Statesman as he was, there was many a cotton broker uneducated in the books or in life, who was wiser than he. and could have told him that he failed to see the meaning and signific ance of one of the greatest, most pa thetic, and most disasterous move ments of the century. HAWAII NEI. The Rev. George H. Hepworth, a man of great ability and honesty, was rpppntlv sent by the N. Y. Herald to make an investigation of the Armenian massacres. His conclusions are that the massacres were caused hy the Ar menian, revolutionists. He does not for an instant justify the Turkish atroci ties, but he believes that the revolu tionists expected the interference, on their behalf of England or Russia, and miscalculated their own resources, lie gives the missionaries great credit for wisdom, tact, and usefulness. This view of the case was held by the British Government, on the break ing out of the trouble, and so stated publicly. While the British nation largely sympathized with the Armen ians the Government itself could not see its way clear to aid a people who lmd nrovoked the Turkish attack. Some of the religious journals in America severely criticise Dr. Hep worth's report. It contradicts many of the statements perhaps loosely made regarding the Armenians, and which have been accepted as true. While it may be true, and relieve the Turks of the charge of a deliberate attempt to annihilate the Armenians, it does not clear them of the guilt of inhuman barbarity. The case is one which shows the ex treme difficulty of obtaining the cor rect facts, upon which alone history may be correctly written. Music Hy Teresa Howler, Words By Charlotte Haley. Both the Hawaiian News Company and Wall, Nichols Company have the song Hawaii Nei, words by Charlotte Haley and music by Teresa Bowler. It is a dainty selection. Charlotte Haley, who now lives in Seattle, was born in Hawaii, and in the verses expresses with feeing and grace, love for the beautiful Islands. This is the bow of Mrs. Bowler as a composer for the public, though she has long been known to her friends as a musician of fine ability. The music of Hawaii Nei will soon be heard at a concert by the Government band, most likely as a cornet solo. All who have heard the air so far have gone into raptures over it. These are the words: When .the twilight softly lingers And the shadows pale and die, On the distant sloping landscape, 'Neath the bending, brooding sky, Then I sit and gaze with feelings, Much more deep than words can say, Thoughts so deep and feelings tender For our loved Hawaii nei. Chorus. Deep blue sea spread out before me, Gently heaving to and fro, Rock bound coast with white spray rJnshiner. Pinkly touched by evening glow,. . Distant land, blue mountains, ocean;, Twilight's tender lights display, 'I Best to me and in my heart is, My love for Hawaii nei. Chorus. If in distant lands I wander, Lands perhaps I long to see, Still my thoughts will ever hover, Dear adopted land, 'round thee Twilight's thoughts and twilight's shadows, Like all things soon pass away, But ray heart will never alter, It's love for Hawaii nei. Chorus. Shadow of Herself WE ARE Leading in All the Stomach Was Too Weak to Retain Food o o A Complete Cure Effected by Hood's Sarsaparilla Now Enjoying the Best of Health, With Digestion Perfect. "My mother was subject to sick 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 had 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 that she became but the shadow of her- Eelf. One day I happened to read a tes timonial about Hood's Sarsaparilla. it Sounded So Truthful T nersuaded her to try this medicine Before finishing the first bottle there was an improvement in her condition. She no longer threw ud her food and her head ache was not as severe. She took in all fnnr bottles of Hood's Sarsaparilla and several boxes of Hood's Pills and regained hpr weierht. She is now enioying the best of health. Her digestion is good and she fan eat almosc anything she wishes. She is 42 years old and says she feels as well Aq when she was 16. Hood's Sarsaparilla made a complete cure in her case." Miss Mary Mascarie, Ironton, Ohio. Hood's Sarsaparilla Is the best in met me une lrue jhuu x uimci, Prepared only by C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, -Mass W-w1'c Dillc the best family cathartic, nOOU S Jr 11 15 easy to operate. 25c. REAL AND WASH VEILS, LADIES' SHIRT WAISTS. Silks, Laces, Lawns and Organdies, Silk Mulls, F. EHLERS & CO Fort Street. HOBRON DRUG COMPANY, Wholesale Agents. TIMELY TOPICS . ..s.N..Ai0000C0000000 0 A Hollister & uo. "tu l " ' Hollister & Oo.,BMM CiE3rs dircct from v Import Manila Cigars direct from tho 5 lactones. J A 0 0 0 0 Hollister & Co.1 Cheap AND PowerM. 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 he overcome and that at once. A Third Team. There is still talk of yet having a baseball League to contest regularly for the 1S9S championship. The games now being played by the Honolulus and Regiments are not for the trophy. The cup was won by the Regiments last year. The latest plan suggested is for a revival of the Stars. Four of the Star players are now with the Regi ments and the statement is made that one Star player would be taken from the Honolulus. It is very desirable to have three teams and it is believed that the Regiments could still make a good showing after releasing the pres ent battery and two others. Unless something of this sort is done and that very soon, the 1S9S baseball season will be a failure. Sir William Howard Russell, the fa mous war correspondent of the Lon don Times, is now publishing the pri vate memoranda which he made dur ing the American Civil war. Owing to a just, but not very favorable criticism, of the Federal forces at the battle of Bull Run, he was spoken of for some years in the Republican papers, as "null Run Russell." In his memoirs he refers in 1861, to the determination of the Southern men to fight, and he was admitted through the lines to see their prepara tions. He then makes this note: "What will Mr. Seward say? He has been ding-donging into my ears that the Southern States are not really anti-Northern. Only a set of noisy factious slave owners in each State were in secession, the majority were sound for the glorous Union." "The prediction of Mr. Seward that the Civil war would last only 90 days, is gradually passing into American literature as an illustration of the .weakness of man's gift for prophecy. Martin J. Egan, special correspond ent for the San Francisco Chronicle, i nnfi of the throuerh passengers on thP Citv of Peking: on his way to Ma nila whence he has been sent to re port the war news for the paper to which he belongs. Mr. Egan is an en thusiastic vounsr man. brimful of ener gy and just the right kind of a fel low for the place to which he has been assigned, 5 CENTS A GALLON. Look after your cess pools, water closet3 and garbage barrels. They are fever producers. Keep them free from offensive odors. It saves doctor's bills. ODORLESS 1 IB. Much simpler and more convenient than Chloride f t.Ittip Carbolic Acid and many other disinfec tants. 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