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THE TACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER: HONOLULU, MAY IS, 1S98.
Til K PACIFIC Commercial Advertiser. W. N. ARMSTRONG EDITOR. WEDNESDAY MAY IS. USIMi TUB ISLANDS. Some people appear to believe that the relations of nations are as effusive as those between young misses, who exchange candy and kisses. Hawaii, and the United States are believed by enthusiasts to be in a very sentimental mood towards each other. Xo doubt there is a small portion of the people of each country that is goverened by sentiment. But the percentage is as insignificant as it is among commer cial men who, however much they may hold each other in high regard, assert that "Business is business." So it is with nations. Our relations with the United States will not be settled by the "rally round the flag" sentiment on these Islands, or by any special enthusiasm of the Am erican people for "the pioneers of civ ilization" here. Perhaps we are be ginning to find this out, after five years of experience. That we should desire to put the Isl ands at the disposal of the United States, for war purposes, is only a just recognition of what is due for vast benefits conferred upon us by the States. Possibly our sense of justice is made more acute by the desire for more benefits. But underlying all sentiments are the cold facts, and the laws that gov ern them. The only power that can complete annexation is the American Congress. We can do no more. Presi dent McKinley has done all that his own judgment dictated. Congress must act. Even a generous tender of the use of the Islands to the United States may be beyond his power to accept, even for temporary use. His war power is ex tremely limited. He makes war under the Constitution. Americans here, and those who feel grateful to America may hope that he will use this port immediately. Perhaps he will do so. But the latest dispatches indicate that he is moving in his own plain, old fashioned way of doing things accord ing to law. He asks Congress to an nex by resolution, because that is the way to do it. The American papers, friendly to annexation, advise the im mediate passage of the joint resolu tions. Not one of them, so far as we see, has advised any occupation of the Islands, without authority from Con gress. If Congress refuses to act at once on the joint resolution, the President may find authority to use this port under some of the agreements and treaties. His course is by no means a clear one. The Washington Star, a faithful friend of annexation takes this view of the situation. right method of growing, pruning and manuring plants, and in prepar ing the produce is now given in the elementary schools, and in the colleges. The Board of Education has introduced two Readers in the schools,' for the in struction of the children in the correct principles of agriculture. In the low est grade of schools, small plots of land are used, together with flower pots, boxes or barrels. In the next grade, agriculture is illustrated by practical work on land of not less than a quarter of an acre to each school. Special credit is given to any one who introduces successfully an economic plant not generally known. Practical demonstrations and lectures are regu larly delivered in certain districts by the officers of the Botanical Depart ment. The report of the Commission, says: "These include such important points as the cultivation and prepara tion for market of coffee, cacao, oran ges, kola and grapes, the metnod of dealing with various kinds of soils by digging, draining, liming and manuring." possessions. To -hold or dispose of the Philippines is sound enough on gener al principles of warfare, but it is not quite consistent with our purpose of engaging in war. But a continuance of the war, may modify the situation, and justify the Amercans in going to the length of holding and disposing of the Philip pines, as if they were a mere conquest of war. There may be some complications in the matter. HAS THE WAR FEVER. The Headmaster of the High School in Jamaica says: "The primary and the greatest need is the introduction of the scientific methods of modern agricul ture into Jamaica." Upon whom lies the duty in these Hawaiian Islands, of reconstructing the educational system to meet the growing needs of the hour? Is it upon the Executive or the Board of Educa tion? Or is equally upon both? Here we find many of the West India Isl ands, driven to the wall, by the culti vation of the sugar cane, striking out in every direction on new lines, under the whip of necessity. What is the lesson for us? or, are we incapable of learL'.ng any lessons? Shall we still keep as our commercial motto: "After us the deluge?" It is fair to insist that the Board of Education has a serious duty before it. It is not a mere automaton, created to duplicate Anglo-Saxon schools among the mixed races here. Its duty is es pecially that of studying the whole educational needs of the community. It takes a narrow view of the case, if in these later days, it narrows educa tion down into the rut of mere mental training. It cannot put the responsi bility upon the Executive. It fails to grasp the needs of the hour if it does not adapt the system of education to the real wants of the peculiar races living here. It is not urged to make any new "experiments." It has sim ply to study the results of experiments and experience elsewhere. Don't talk to me o' farmin' Ner polytics an' sich, I'm tuck away with fightin' An' want ter know jest which Hez got the biggest cannons, An' ships, an' bustin' stuff; An' if they're out for bizness Er puttin' up a bluff. Whar is that flying squadron? -An' that flotiller, too? Whar's the solgers started? An' what they goin' to do? Don't talk to me o' farmin' Had polytics enough, This war's a lively matter, The hottest' kind of stuff. Atlanta Constitution. I have been1 a sufferer from chronic diarrhoea ever since the war and have used all lands of medicines for it. At last I found one remedy that has been a success as a cure, and that is Cham berlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. P. E. Grisham, Gaars Mills, La. For sale by all Druggists and Dealers. BensonN Smith & Co., Ltd., Wholesale Agents "for H. I. HOLDING- THE PHILIPPINES. INDUSTRIES IN JAMAICA. The Botanic Gardens of the island of Jamaica, W. I., established by the Government of the Colony, furnish the preliminary brains for intelligent hor ticulture by the people. Many years ago it was founded by a far-seeing offi cial. The island has now a more varied collection of valuable and econ omic or industrial plants, than is possessed by any tropical country. It is due to the brain work of thoroughly educated men, men who are trained to study and avoid mistakes. Here are some of the products of this island, and their values: Sugar, value $1,SOO,000 Ginger 350,000 Cacao S50.000 Lime juice 20,000 Coffee 1,400,000 Bananas 1,500,000 Logwood 1,700,000 Pimento 450,000 Oranges S50.000 Cocoanuts S3.000 Grape fruit 45,000 Annato 13.000 Pineapples 2,300 Kola nuts 1,500 It is not very encouraging to our own planters to know that in some dis tricts of the island, according to the report of the West India Royal Com mission, the cost of producing sugar is only $30 per ton, and it is believed that it may be even decreased. The movement towards diversified industries is very marked. In 1SS2 su gar and rum furnished 77 per cent, of the exports. In 1S9G, they furnished only 19 per cent. Jamaica is the only island whose prosperity has been watched and fos tered for some years by an intelligent Government, and it is now able to take care of its three quarters of a million of people. The annual cost of the gar dens at different elevations, is $25,000. The governors have been able and pro gressive men. The Government realizes the neces sity of skill and aptitude on the part of the cultivator, if horticulture is to be made successful. Instruction in the The internal troubles of Spain may work disadvantage to the cause of hu manity. Should the Spanish Govern ment abandon Cuba, and the Philip pines, and make peace, she would then retain several important islands. As the war is for humanity, and not to crush Spain, it would hardly be possi ble to require her to abandon any of her possessions not in the hands of the Americans. To do so, would appear to the world to make the war one of con quest. If Spain submitted to the loss of Cuba, before any naval battle on the Atlantic, and asked for peace, there would be a strong international influ ence upon the United States to restore the Philippines to Spain, on the round that the sole object of the war is to make Cuba independent, and not to conquer Spain or take any of her THIS DAY. Shares of Stock AT AUCTION. ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, AT 12 O'CLOCK NOON, At my salesrooms, Queen street, I will sell at public auction 38 SHARES PEOPLE'S ICE CO. 30 SHARES OAHU SUGAR CO. 65 per cent paid up. In lots to suit purchasers. Sale posi tive. Jas. F. Morgan, AUCTIONEER. Cheap AND The People Believe What They Read About Hood's Sarsaparilla Their Faith in This Medicine is Grounded on Merit They Know It Absofutely Cures When Other Medicines Fail Hood's Sarsaparilla is not merely a sim ple preparation of Sarsaparilla, Dock, Stillingia and a little Iodide of Potassium. Besides these excellent alteratives, it also contains those great anti-bilious and liver remedies, Mandrake and Dandelion. It also contains those great kidney reme dies, Uva Ursi, Juniper Berries, and Pipsissewa. Nor are these all. Other very valuable curative agents are harmoniously com bined in Hood's Sarsaparilla, and it is carefully prepared under the personal supervision of a regularly educated phar macist. Knowing these facts, is the abiding faith the people have in Hood's Sarsaparilla a matter of surprise? You can see why Hood's Sarsaparilla cures, when other medicines totally, absolutely fail. "My little girl was afflicted with eczema and suffered for seven years. She was attended by physicians and tried many different kinds of medicine with out relief. After taking a few bottles of Hood's Sarsaparilla she was cured." Mrs. Emma Franklix, Honeoye, New York. Sarsaparilla Is the Best in fact the One True Blood Purifier. 81; six for $5. (J. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass. WE ARE Leading in All the ! eve Mood's Hrrr1'cz Dillc euro Liver Ills: easy to take, 2 r II I easy to operate. 25 centi. HOBRON DRUG COMPANY, "Wholesale Agents. TIMELY TOPICS May 9, 1898. Last week we drew your attention to the good quali ties of the REAL AND WASH VEILS, LADIES' SHIRT WAISTS. Silks, Laces, Lawns and Organdies, Silk Mulls. B. R EHLERS & C o Fort Street. oo ooooooooooooooooooo o Ol li StOT & 00 mport C&ars direct from Havana. Hollister & CoJmpactican Clfiars direct from th9 Hollister & CoJmpf Ji1" Ciars direct from th 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 AND IB. 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. FORM! THE STDFF. 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