THE TACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER: HONOLULU, MAY IS, 1S98.
Til K PACIFIC
W. N. ARMSTRONG EDITOR.
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
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
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
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
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
There may be some complications in
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.
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
Lime juice 20,000
Grape fruit 45,000
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
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
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
Shares of Stock
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
Jas. F. Morgan,
The People Believe
What They Read About Hood's
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
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.
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
Hrrr1'cz Dillc euro Liver Ills: easy to take,
2 r II I easy to operate. 25 centi.
HOBRON DRUG COMPANY,
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. R EHLERS &
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
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.
Sold in any
from 25 cents
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 16 -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 of
You cannot make a mis
take when you invest in an
Aermotor. They pay for
themselves in no time.
Hollister & coJmpFacf0 $
Hollister & CoJmpi4hr 5
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Hollister & Co.lmToJKdonp.esdirectfron,,h,:Fac"
f-ffll 1 j fttOr & OO HaV9 Havana and Manila Cigars in Bond.
Hollister & Go.Are tobacconists.
Hollister & Co.AreLocatedat
Corner of Fort & Merchant Sts.
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For Sunburn, .
HONOLULU. H. I.
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Removes Jevery facial . blemish, takes
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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.
As have never been shown in this country before,
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