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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER : HONOLULU, JUNE 22 1S9S.
f i t 1 1 I! i THIS PACIFIC Commercial Advertiser. rt W. Ni ARMSTRONG EDITOR. "WEDNKSDAY : : : : JUNE 22. THAT VICIOUS KKPORT AI.AIN. So far, wo liavo commented only on tho conduct of the House committee in making charges against Superin tendent Howell, because it gave no hearing, produced no charges, and gave no fair play to its helpless an tagonist. We made only one issue. Ono thing at a time is good business. We will now go a step further, and show what sort of white heathen the men are, who signed the report. They, and their backers are saying: "wait until you get at the merits of the case, and you will see what a wretch that Rowell is." We will now take up the seventh charge made by the committee. It is short and to the point. The charge is: Appearance of prejudice and favoritism shown by tho Super intendant of Public Works in the award of the contract for build in j; the Central Fire Station of Honolulu. Here it is, a simple and definite charge. Now this: The what is the fact? It is just contract for building the Central Fire Station, was award cd under the express direct ion of the Executive Council, and not b' the Superintendent of Public Works. Neither Loebenstein, or his lowly Lut vicious disciples Paris, Pogue, or McCandless, asked Rowell, or anyone else the question, who awarded the contract. If they had, they would have discovered at once that the Ex ecutive Council took the matter in hand, and made the award. In neg lecting to ask this very simple ques tion these men seemed to be playing with "loaded" dice; to have organized for conviction, even on the merits of the case. This is Loebenstein's leadership. One recalls the moralizing of the French naturalist: "Ah! there is the raoseiiito. He is born, becomes a father and a grandfather, and dies, all within one hour, what a noble and eventful career!" Such is the history of Loebenstein's Legislative career. In this failure to allow the Superin tendent to defend himself, and again, in the report charging him with the awarding of a contract that the Ex ecutive Council awarded. Represen tative Gear, "owner of a newspaper," seems to cordially support this mos quito statesman. We had believed that Mr. Gear was a fair and square man, and was not sore, as some of his brethren are, with the cutaneous diseases of "grievances." We beg par don of him for mistaking his char acter. We are all liable to make mis takes. Perhaps his admiration for Loebenstein's great success in im peaching the President some time ago, has forced him into a fervent wor ship of this statesman of an "hour." "If a rat be the god, what must the priest be?" asks the traveler among the Digger Indians. As for the endorsement of these charges against "missionary" Rowell, by the two "missionaries" Paris and Pogue, it only shows that the climate must be making sad havoc with the second generation of missionaries. It is not the native Hawaiians, but the haole Hawaiians who are reverting to heathenism. Representative Iscnberg was wise and considerate and fair, when he re fused to join in this malicious report. tup: .japanksk income tax. Our evening cotemporary the Star remarked editorially on June ISth, regarding the income tax of Japan: "the plan evidently works satisfac torily in Japan, as it has also worked satisfactorily in England and the British Colonies." The Japan Mall of June Gth says in commenting on this income tax: "What the future of the income tax in Japan may be, we cannot foresee, but at present it is certainly a failure. "No tax is more irksome and vexa tious. People hate to have their in comes scrutinized, and that is es pecially true of the Japanese people." Whether the Japan Mail knows anything about the matter, we are not informed. It is the most im portant foreign newspaper published in Japan. The Star says, the income tax works well in that Empire. The Mail says it docs not. Is he, too, wicked and corrupt? Then urge the President and Cabinet to re move the Minister. It is their duty to do so, if he has done wrong. It occurrs to us that the public might side with the Minister, if the facts were well understood. We will not discuss them. The case is understood by tho Executive. MUTUALITY We have received several communi cations that discuss the policy adopted by the Government of abandoning Ha waiian neutrality. As it has been sub stantially abandoned there is no occa sion for discussing its merits at pres ent. Many intelligent people in the United States believed that the declar ation of war with Spain was prema ture. But, after war was declared, they unreservedly supported it. u e have the same feeling regarding the neutrality question. It is, therefore, idle to discuss it. We would like to see, however, some clear, elaborate autnoritative state ment by the Government or by any writer on public affairs, as to our present relations witn bpain. Some day it will have an historical nterest. The students and historians are now urgently seeking for the old letters and journals of men, and wo men, in all countries which throw light on the acts of men in the earlier ;es. What is a "back number" to day, becomes live historical mauer 10- morrow. Thprf is. we believe, no statement extant which defines our relations with Spain. What will the members of our Historical Society say, fifty years from now, when they find that in the year 1S9S, a valid, but unfortunate, treaty with Spain, which provided for arbitration in the event of differences, was simply disregarded, and the page on which the story of the transaction should be written was a blank. Abundant reasons can be given for the enthusiastic aid rendered to the United States by Hawaii, owing to the relations which exist between v.o twn rnnntries. But what do we say to posterity about this Spanish affair? The average member of the dominant party says: "Say nothing and let posterity dig out what it can The honest and straightforward course for us to take is simply to tell the truth about it, even if it hurts a bit, to make the frank confession, that we do not pretend to be any better than other people, and do not act on any higher plane than other communi ties that break contracts that are in convenient to keep. It was said in the American Con gress that the United States had broken their treaties with the Indians, for a hundred years. WThy should we bp censured if we followed their ex ample? Besides, when the treaty with Spain was made, we were a young and innocent nation, we had not reached our maturity. We were a "minor," and it is good common law, and should be good international law, that no contract made with a minor is bind ing. ' Wicked men call this pleading of the "baby act." Terms of reproacn are often most unjustly used. Our duty, in view of this unfortu nate Spanish treaty, is very embar rassing. WTe must, like good Catho lics, confess our sin in disregarding it, and the good Priest Annexation must grant us absolution. In now making up our record for the scrutiny of Posterity, we must re mind Posterity that it must not forget the age in which "we lived, and that we acted according to average light of our times. REWARD OF MERIT. At the CHICAGO CYCLE SHOW in 197, each visitor on entering the Show was handed a coupon reading as below: "After viewing the exhibits, kindly fill in the name of the Bicycle which pleases you best as regards beauty and mechanical merit, and deposit the coupon in baHlot box near exits. Name of Bicycle, " The "Shirk" received 17.4SD ballots against 12,377 the next 'highest. When fit 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 ever happened. SOMETHING NEW SUN. UNDER THE i TIMELY TOPICS Never since the discovery of this beautiful Paradise of the Pacific ha-: a first class iron fence (no: wir-3 or wood), but all maleabie Wrcu rh an 1 Steel been heard of at such price?, 30 inches high cents per foot; 37 in ches high 02 cents per foot. Erected complete in Honolulu, painted one coat at factory and one coat afrr set up. We have a beautiful line of dif ferent styles and prices of fencing; also, Vases, Chairs, Settee?. Hitch in.'? Posts, Rabbits, Lawn Ornaments. Stable Fixtures, etc. We import all kinds of Structural Iron Work, Building Material, Jails and Bridges, and Wire Work of all kinds. Cemetery Railings and Grave Guards, Gates of all kinds and sizes. Don't be selfish but throw your grounds open to view (which is mod ern) and allow strangers and others to feast their eyes on your beautiful tropical grounds and at the same time make it private with a neat Iron Fence. You will not have to figure one minute to see the economy from any standpoint in these fences. They have not an ounce of cast iron, are guaranteed against breakage and will last 50 to 100 years. Call and examine our goods, and get our illustrated catalogue and be convinced. THE HAWAIIAN IRON FENCE CO. J. H. ANKROM. Prop., June 17, 1898. 000 WE ARE Leading in All the 11 iy 1 o wve ueSo Kb V fii mm 000 3li Fort street, opposite Wm. Irwin & Company. G. ylYEi FREE! this is the season of wedding festivities we wish to call attention to our stock of Silverware. In Sterling goods we cany a full line of SPOONS AND FORKS, SOUP LADLES. OYSTER FORKS. COFFEE AND TEA SPOONS. In Plated Ware: TEA SETS. CRUMB TRAY AND BRUSH, COFFEE. TEA, CHOCOLATE AND EGG SPOONS. BERRY, PIE, FISH, AND BUTTER KNIVES. A handsome line of Carvers. REAL AND WASH VEILS, LADIES' SHIRT WAISTS. Silks, Laces, Lawns and Organdies, Silk Mulls. Jr . EHLERS & CO. Fort Street; oo.o.oo.o.o.o.o.o.oo.o.o.o.o.o.oooo JQStOr CO 'miort ''ears irect rom Havana. To every purchaser of a SO cent box, containing three cakes of EGG WHITE SOAP, we will eive free a beuatiful picture worth twice the price of the soap. Nothing else like it. Makes the skin white and as smooth as velvet. Equal to any 25 cent soap on the market Single Cake for 10 cents. or 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 hand3. SAMPLE Cake given free on appli cation. Come early as the supply of handsome pictures is limited. WE ARE SOLE AGENTS. Ml Boseii Motion BASEBALL SEASON. FIRST REGIMENT YS. IIOXOIULUS. Saturday, June 25. Came onlled at 3:30 f'.M, A d mission 25. j You incur no. risk of infe riority in buying these goods as we guarantee them to be strictly up to the standard. i 11 1 mm i Limited. 307 FORT ST. Pleasing Photos "Williams makes pleasing photos pleasing likenesses, pleasing poses and pleasing in the dainty way in which they are finished. You'll like the photos that Yilliams makes for you. S' I SIU Fort Street. EYES CAN KILL. A prominent lawyer in this city ad mitted he had no idea that all his nervousness, loss of memory, sleep lessness and other consequent disor ders of mind and body were due to eye strain". Sleep is impossible if the nerves are not at rest. The nerves rule the body. Eye troubles are often the result of shattered nerves and stomach disor ders. If you cannot sleep, it's prob ably due to your eyes! Sight restored to all by S. E- LUCAS, PARISIAN OPTICIAN. OFFICE: Love Building, Fort Street. (UPSTAIRS.) O. ( I TR Al'II AG EX, ARCHITECT. 0 0 Hollister & Co.,mffican Clgars direc? from thf Hollister & Co.MS3 Ci'ars direct from thi Hollister & c0jraPortj HolliSter & QQVoTocccsdlrtctfTomXh. Hollister & Co. Import Snuff direct from the Factories. Hollister & Oo.I"SltJLpe,d,rect,ren,,heFac" OlHstCr CO aV avana anc Manila Cigars in Bondi Hollister & Co.Are tobacconists. Hollister & Co.Are Locat5d a, Corner of Fort & Merchant Sts. o 0 0 e 0 o A 0 o: :3 3 o 2 o :o a 3: jji mi";wmiTtmttminniiiiiiiiiniiniii iiiiiniininmimiiniim 11 A Cures while fa&-L re&&jM2g c?t tVhnnnincr finish. Ssltea. firnun. 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Ask your dealer for it. I-'ull nizc qyl sample, 12 cents. Beware Cosmo Buttermilk Soap Co. 64 tOAMt Stmit, CHICAGO. LIMITED- Fort and Hotel Streets, -XT IT 1 mw Mb MM ri l l m f ft k m M f. 1 I as MX &, We will offer at One-Half the Oost Price Sheeting, Pillow Casing, Table Linen, Napkins, Dress Goods, Bibbons, Laces, Embroid- eries and Millinery. In fact, our whole SLOCK will be offered a Half Price for One The Advertiser understands Mr. Bolte's charge against Superintendent Rowell. Mr. Bolte took the proper course in making the charge before the Minister of the Interior. And dees tim Minister decline to "investigate Week. As our goods are all New, and our Patterns Exclusive, ladies would do well to embrace this opportunit3 of getting n imp " i '1 I.;' 1 f M V. i -if i 3" U i the claim?" Why does he refuse?! Z3S7 VLa S3 C3 f: I - '- i V I