THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER : HONOLULU, ,M"NE 1, 1S9S.
W. ARMSTRONG EDITOR.
WEDNESDAY : : : : : JUNK 1.
The statements made in another
column, regarding the Austrian labor
ers on the Lihue plantation, are re
liable and extremely important.
They indicate that it is within the
power of the plantation managers to
tecure this class of desirable laborers.
The managers of the Lihue plantation
have been from time to time, unjustly
attacked by certain persons, through
the press, for their treatment of
I'uropean laborers. The evidence does
not sustain these attacks. While there
may have been individual cases of
harsh and unjust treatment, where
there has been error on both sides, it
is evident that the European laborers
have generally no cause for complaint,
under all the circumstances.
As a method of replacing the
Asiastics with another kind of labor,
this experiment at the Lihue planta
tion is very valuable, and deserves the
closest attention of the Government.
It cannot be said however that these
Austrian laborers, or indeed any labor
ers from the poorest class of any
country make the most "desirable"
population here. The cheap laborer of
today, will make the laws of the coun
try in due time, if the principles of
self government are to prevail. Every
immigrant is a political factor.
But the preservation of the sugar
industry is of the first importance,
so long as it is the chief industry of
the country. The difficult problem
is to preserve it, and at the same
time make good citizens of the men
who are the laborers. This must be
done, not because the planting interest
is philanthropic or a missionary affair,
but because it must, if it is wise, raise
the character of the men who are
to make laws which govern planta
tions. "Contract labor" will go in due
time, or reciprocity will go. The
planters must make some provision
for the future. A contented class of
laborers means insurance against
strikes, and insurance against fire.
Even the intelligent press of Lon
don, which is the centre of the great
British Empire, cannot agree about
the wisdom of the British statesmen.
An outsider, in reading the opinion of
the press regarding the capacity of
these rulers, would be justified in be
lieving that they were an incompe
Regarding the Far Eastern question,
and British .relations with Russia and
China, the Times regards the British
diplomacy as a "partial failm-e," The
Standard thinks Sir William Ilarcourt
held a "sorry position" in criticising
Mr. Balfour. In letting the British
fleet leave Port Arthur the Daily. News
says: "Want of foresight, absence of
determination, inconsistency between
brave words and timorous deeds, con
cession where there should liave been
opposition; opposition where there
might be concessions, has been the
feeble course of the Cabinet." The
Morning Post says the withdrawal of
the British ships from Port Arthur
was a "humiliating enisode." The
Daily Telegraph says: "The mischiev
ous talk about running away before
Russian menances should be dropped.
The Daily Chronicle says: "The inter
ests of the Empire have been flung
away either by incompetence or in
difference." The Morning Advertiser
approves of the policy of the govern
ment in trying to maintain the "open
door." The Daily Graphic thinks that
the country has "come very well out
of the recent scramble in China." The
Morning Leader, says of Mr. Balfour:
"His labored, feeble, hesitating effort
explained our failures in the Far
In addition to the London press, the
Tweeds Mercury says the measures of
the government are "maladroit." The
Birmingham Daily Post says: "Eng
land does not want war," and the gov
ernment is right in ignoring the
taunts of those who are trying to drive
her into it. The Glascow News says
that the Opposition is ready to
blame the government, but suggests
Our own Cabinet should in its weari
ness over mild criticism, take some
solid comfort in reading the stories of
the way the English press make it
hot for the leaders of the Empire.
Does the Cabinet realize that the local
press, as a rule, does not disturb its
peaceful rest on velvet-cushions, and
never descends upon it in a tornado
of dust and storhi?
Is the Executive thankful?
THE CLI3IATE- OF MANILA.
The Philippine Islands are peculiar
in having three seasons, a cold, a
hot, and a wet. The winds are north
erly, from November to February or
March, and woolen clothing and a fire
are desirable. The hot season lasts
from March to June, and the heat is
oppressive, and thunder storms of ter
rific violence are common. During
July, August, September and October,
the rain comes down in torrents, and
large tracts of the lower country are
A TRAM-CAR REGULATION.
There is pressing need of a law
which will regulate the exit of China
men from the tram cars. Not only in
this place, but in the United States,
the harrowing spectacle is quite com
mon of a Chinaman springing from a
car in motion. As he invariably faces
the rear instead of the front of the
car, in doing so, he loses his balance
at ence, and is violently thrown to the
ground, and rolls in the dirt.
rlhe men of other nationalities, on
the contrary, face the front of the car,
in slipping off while it is in motion,
and easily preserve their balance. ;
A racial question is apparent in
these divergent practices. The north
pole of the European compass i3 the
south pole of the Chinese compass.
Tne European leads his horse into the
stall. The Chinaman backs his horse
into the stall. The European "left"
is the Chinese "right." This univer
sal "contrairiness" distinctly appears
in reversing the European method of
leaving the car. How this racial dif
ference began and developed has not
yet become a study, as it should be,
and our Scientific Organization should
take it up. The latest discovery in
Palestine of a note book kept by
Adam, before he was snaked out of
the garden of Eden, shows conclusive
ly that Eve was the mother of at least
one Chinese child, and he received the
same privileges, food, and instruction
as the children of other types of which
she was the mother. Therefore, the
singular racial differences of the Chi
nese from other races must bo due to
a post-Paradise epoch, when influ
ences operated of which we have no
Legislation may not entirely pre
vent the play of Chinese racial forces,
in leaving a car while in motion. But
if the penalty of leaving a car in a
way which outrages the principles of
dynamics is enforced, there will be
fewer Mongolians rolling in the dust.
If the Legislature will pass an anti-"get-out-backwards-law,"
it will only
add another jewel to its brilliant Leg
islative crown, and enforce by law a
principlo which it constantly violates
in its own legislative locomotion.
REWARD OF MERIT.
At the CHICAGO CYCLE SHOW in
1S97, each visitor on entering the
Show was handed a coupon reading as
"After viewing the exhibits, kindly
fiH in the name of the Bicycle which
pleases you best as regards beauty
and mechanical merit, and deposit the
coupon in baUlot box near exits.
Name of Bicycle, "
The "Shirk" received 17.4S9 ballots
against 12,377 the next 'highest. When
it is known that all the leading makes
of wheels in the United States were
on exhibition at this Show, the above
speaks for itself. The HONOLULU
BICYCLE CO. have secured the Agency
for this strictly high grade wheel.
IT WILL INTEREST YOU TO CALL
AND SEE IT.
The SHIRK is the best thing that
ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1ST,
At 12 o'clock noon at the premises
Kakaako, near the Marine Railway,
I will sell at Public Auction, by order
of the Minister of the Interior,
10 WOODEN BUILDINGS,
Comprising the old Immigration
Buildings to be removed within 10
days from day of sale.
Jas. F. Morgan,
PERSONAL AND PECULIAR.
Miss Fay Fuller, who has been ap
pointed Harbor Mistress of Tacoma, is
the only woman in the world holding
such a place. She became prominent in
the West a number of years ago by be
ing the first woman to ascend Mount
In Louisville, Ky., recently a clergy
man who was called upon by a friend
to perform the ceremony at his wed
ding refused because he was in love
with the girl himself. The girl over
heard the statement, dismissed her be
trothed and married the parson.
Longfellow's daughter has written to
the publishers of her father's works to
explain that his pronunciation of the
word Hiawatha was "He-awa-tha,"
with the accept on the "wa" which has
the sound of a in mar, not as in war,
as so many voice it.
Miss Ellen Nussey, who acted as
bridesmaid for Charlotte Bronte, has
just died at Birstall, at the age of S3
The pecan crop in Texas for 1897 was
over 3,000,000 bushels.
It has been proposed to equip Lon
don policemen with portable electric
batteries to feed electric lights on their
No restaurant in St. Petersburg will
be allowed hereafter to have its bill of
fare exclusively in a foreign language.
By a recent edict a Russion version
must always be added.
To every purchaser of a 30 cent box,
containing three cakes of EGG WHITS
SOAP, we will give free a beuatiful
picture worth twice the price of the
Nothing else like it. Makes the skin
white and as smooth as velvet. Equal
to any 23 cent soap on the market.
Single Cake for 10 cents.
Perfumed with delicate odor from
French Flowers. Leaves a sweet re
fined odor made from the sweetest ma
terials obtainable. The grandest soap
for the toilet and complexion.
Those using EGG WHITE SOAP will
not suffer from chapped face or hands.
SAMPLE Cake given free on appli
cation. Come early as the supply of
handsome pictures is limited.
WE ARE SOLE AGENTS.
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The entire stock will be offered at HALF FRIGE
FOE, ONE WEEK ONL.1T. Now is your time to buy.
Don't fail to call and examine the goods. This is the
opportunity of a lifetime. All are cordially invited.
Hood's Pills are as peculiar and as pleas
ant, in comparison with all others, as is
To compound a pill which shall be
pleasant to take, shall not be coated with
what by age becomes insoluble, and which
shall be just that mild stimulant to the
liver and bowels which shall help Nature
to restore her disordered functions that
is the problem for the pharmacist.
It is easy to purge, but that is not what
is wanted. A mild but sure and un-
disturbing cathartic will set Nature to
going, and relieve the head, the stomach,
the liver and all the organs of the body
from the evils of a clogged drainage.
The Lrver is the gateway between the
stomach and the organs which the
stomach purveys for. Stop up the gate
and death quickly ensues. Burden it with
obstructions and a thousand ills result.
Hood's Pills CURE Liver ills, sick head
ache, biliousness, indigestion, nausea,
constipation, without purging, without
pain, without violence.
Everybody at sometime needs them.
Everybody should keep them on hand at
all times for emergencies.
Hood's Pills are sold by all druggists.
25 cents. Sent by mail on receipt of price,
by C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass.U. S. A.
HOBRON DRUG COMPANY,
May 30, 1898.
WERE invented, patented and put
onto the market to supply an urge:!
demand for a well built, and at the
same time, medium priced safe.
The manufacturers of this safe have
made a careful study of the require
ments of the different safes and classes
and as a result the VICTOR SAFE has
supplied the vacancy.
Aside from the regular six sizes we
carry in stock, we can order any style
of safe required and have it divided to
suit the purchaser.
In our office we are using one of the
regular make, and for convenience it
cannot be touched by any safe we have
All VICTOR SAFES are made of the
best materials known to the trade antf
only skilled workmen are employed.
Every part is made by the VICTOR
SAFE & LOCK CO., from the raw ma
terial and are thoroughly tested before
and after construction.
One of the best recommendations for
these safes is that other safe com
panies often use the VICTOR SAFE as
a criterion as being not only burglar,
We invite inspection.
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WE ARE Leading
REAL AND WASH
. F. EHLERS & CO
Hollister & Co.'
Hollister & Co.fJSgr CiK3rs direc; from ,h
Hollister & Co.,mpFLS!a CiEars dirtct lrom th' o
ilollister & uo."Sm.,,,k 08 2
2 Hollister & OoJmKnETocosdlffremth,
q HolliStlOI CO 'mport Snuff direct from the Factories.
o Hollister & CoJ&FdlMfihtFac'
JLJQjFjg--0 CJO av9 avana anc Manila Cigars in Bond.
Hollister & Co.Are tobacconists.
Hollister & Co.AreLocatedat""
Corner of Fort & Merchant Sts.
el mmum uuimu. aauuua, uiuuy, uamnu uuiui.
- CrCSOlenO whea prixd iatkewck room will itacaedtarc r4Jf.
r,lu curative powers are woodral. at tU m time pre vesting lb prattd
ycm&Ct child. Sold by drmjgista. Vlitfele booklet free.
f : HOLLISTER DRUG CO., Honolulu, m. l.
Has gained a larger
years it has been on the
market than any other soap
It is the Highest Stand
ard of Quality in every de
tail and particular.
You cannot be too cau
tious about the quality of
soap used on your face or
hands. Many of the so-
called "purity face soaps
are nothing more than a mixture of harmful ingredients
put up in an attractive wrapper to sell at sight.
enson, Smith & Co
Fort and Hotel Streets.
in AH the
U VC UG5.
Import Cigars direct from Havana. Q
115 you Sleep
Anihmn flmun Ort4rr?i flnitlti
measure of popularity to the
Over 1,000,000 Ladies who
have usel it pronounce it
the Best Soap in the World
For the Complexion.
lixcela any 2;c. boap. Asrc
iT'S your dealer for it. Full size
b'ample, 12 ceuts. Beware
Cosmo Buttermilk Soap Co.
84 Aoimi Strut, CHICAGO.
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