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The Pacific commercial advertiser. [volume] (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, September 28, 1898, Image 4

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Commercial Advertiser,
Wednesday : si:i'Ti:Miii-:it -v
M,j. a an. Schotifdd. in a 1 1 1 r to
MKJrcv, dated in May last, n fVrrwi. to
The organization of th volunUi r army,
on unbusijn-ssiik-- pri nci ji'-., and said:
"But the spirit of th" tiin'-s is to f-i
vt-u-rann stand asilj n thf retired lis.
;ind :riw the boys a chanrf."
Only thirty-thrM- vars had passed
-hfc the country had obtained a vast
amount of exponent in the art of war
fare, at a eost exceed in that of any
war of t.lu- century. This year thou
sands, of experienced soldi rs, trained
:ii -very detail of the soldier's life,
.vere to he had for the asking. Men
who had won their knowledge through
I'm-, and sword stood anxiously waiting
to be called to the front.
Hut a new feneration controlle.l and
-xpressfMl the enthusiasm of the coun
try. War was only a legend to it. The
sufferings were not told. But the ex
ploits of its hjroes were. The stories
of assaults, and charges, and heroic
deeds were in all the books. The great
solemn books, filled with the ghastly
reports of the surgeons were never
opened.. This generation hardly knows
that they were ever written. The ter
rible side of the story was suppressed
by the historians, because the average
readers are not students of wars as
agencies in the progress of men, but
are merely novel leaders looking for
thrilling adventures.
So when War came, with its grim
visage, this ignorant generation, ever
loyal and patriotic, welcomed it as a
friend that would lead it to glory and
adventure. Even Sherman's aphorism
that "war is hell," stood to it only as
a glittering generality.
There has been, in a sense, no war.
Of the great army of 200,000 men en
listed, not 10,000 have been under hot
fire. But the real horrors of war, sick
ness and disease, have done their work.
The generation that in the noblest of
causes, precipitated it, becomes wiser
and sadder. - What does it propose to
do in the future about it? That is the
The Bulletin kindly draws the atten
tion of the Advertiser to the decided
contrast in the characters of John L.
Stevens and Jas. G. Blaine, in the con
vention that nominated Ml. Lincoln in
I860. Mr. Stevens supported Mr. Sew
ard and Mr. Blaine supported Mr. Lin
coln. Upon these facts the Bulletin
confidently asks:
"Now dear Advertiser, in the light
of American history, which one acted
for the country's best good, John L.
Stevens or James G. Blaine? Blaine
believed in political organization, in
putting forward men. who would com
mand the 'loyal support of the masses.'
Stevens gave his support to men nrst
and the party afterward. Answer us,
thou halfway omnipotent Advertiser,
tell the weak and feeble masses of
Hawaii who was right."
Has this political conundrum any
local significance? If so what is it? Is
it the intent to suggest that some local
Blaine is working with pious zeal for
some local Lincoln as governor of this
territory, and that he ought to, and
will, get the best of some local Stevens
who is maliciously working for a locil
If the question involves.no "locU
coloring," and merely involves a dis
cussion of the duty of public men, we
frankly concede that Mr. Blaine be
lieved in "putting forward men who
would command the loyal support of
the masses." As he cordially hated
Mr. Seward, he naturally believed in
this or any other proposition th.it
would defeat th-e "favorite son of he
Empire State." More than this, Mr.
Blaine had an abiding faith that
James G. Blaine at all times "com
manded the loyal support of the
masses," and for forty years he com
manded it himself by holding one office
or another. He trusted himself more
than hS trusted other men, and natur
ally selected himself as the choice of
the masses.
As he was defeated, however, for the
highest office by the loyal masses of his
own party, the principle he believed in
did not always work satisfactorily,
and he was accustomed to use rather
vigorous language about many of ".he
loyal masses.
If the incident of Mr. Blaine's sup
port of Lincoln in the nominating con
vention of 1SG0 is to be regarded as an
evidence of his wise selection of a can
didate, and not an attempt to beat
3 ward, whom he hated, then it is only
just to give Mrs. Lincoln full credit for
the part she played in giving to the
United States and the world one of the
most extraordinary statesmen of the
Hcrndon, Mr. Lincoln's law partner
for twenty years, remarks in his Lio
grr.phy of Lincoln that if Lincoln's do
mestic life had J,een a pleasant one, he
would never have entered politics, as
he1 was entirely domestic in his ta.s'e.-?.
Mrs. Lincoln, it is well known, and it
is so said by Herndon, made it so un
comfortably "hot" for Mr. Lincoln at
home, thai he engaged in politics as
a diversion, and made it a wind break
against doiri'-sth: cyclones. f then.
Mrs. Lincoln, by many cantankerous
proceedings, forced Mr. Lincoln into
public life, did she not "act for the
i count rv's bent good as etfectivelv or
even more effectively than Mr. Blaine?
Bur, are we getting any nearer to the
real question, which is involved in thri
impressive incident cited by our con
temporary? How can we make it use
ful in our own lives and conversation?
Or is the incident onlv used as a blister
which will draw out the soreness and
inflammation of our little body politic,
caused by the inconsiderate act of that
politician. McKinley, who dared to d-:fy
the "loyal masses" of this town, by re
taining in office the Family Compact,
to the great Injury of law, order and
' States as a possibility for the Gover
! norsbip of Hawaii. I-uer an analysis
J of his qualifications from the stand-
! point of the A. lT. P. Central Commit
tee will be in order.
It is now said that Queen Victoria
is at the bottom of the Czar's disarm
ament proposal. The Czar's plan, hv
the way, would render myriad-; of his
people jobless. He has an army of -a
million, a respectable navy and it is
figured that he could for war purposes
muster no less than H2.0"m,iam) of men,
not counting hordes of tartars that
might finally be called upon as a re
It appears that while bread making
is not attempted at either Camp Mc
Kinley or Camp Otis, the issuance of
baking powder from the Commissary
Department continues right along, ac
cording to regulation. Perhaps it Is
expected that the staple will be used
to raise the spirits of the men. The
men bring it into town and offer it at
half cost price to raise a little cash
to buy some things that are in storage
at the Commissary Department.
September i, 1898.
i Honolulu, Oahu.
Hilo, Hawaii.
Attention was called, several weeks
ago, to that curious book written by Le
lion, on the "crowd." Extracts were
given, showing the ill-advised, erratic
and in some ways insane acts of masses
of men. who, on occasions, lose their
individual judgments, and act like
herds of cattle or sheep.
At the G. A. H. campfire held in Cin
cinnati on the 7th of this month, Gov
ernor Pingree, of Michigan, read an ad
dress, in which he denounced the man
agement of the hospital corps, and con
demned red tape in the army.
The Governor then began a new
sentence: "If Secretary Alger "
Here he was interrupted by a shout
from Alger's friends in the camp, who
believed that the next words of the
address would denounce the Secretary.
The audience lost control of itself. It
cheered Alger and hissed Pingree and
refused to let him proceed. Pingree,
thereupon, handed his speech to' the
chairman and left the platform in
anger and disgust. After he had left
order was restored. The chairman at
once read from the manuscript the re
mainder of the sentence which the
crowd had interrupted. This was the
sentence: "If Secretary Alger had
been given full power such things
never would have happened."
The great audience felt at once that
it had collectively made an ass of it
self. It called for Pingree. It tried
to make reparation. Every man in the
audience looked at his neignbor or
some stranger and was ready to put
the .blame upon every one, but not on
himself. Pingree, boiling with indig
nation, refused to appear before the
audience that had so grossly insulted
The incident is an excellent illus
tration of the errors that are commit
ted by the democracy, in ruling itself.
The power of the crowd is an enormous
factor in politics. The politicians ap
preciate its subtle influence in a nom
inating convention. The place chosen
for the convention largely determines
the candidates. The crowd on .the
floor responds to the crowd in the gal
leries. The moral of this incident in Cin
cinnati is instructive to the citizens of
Honolulu: "Avoid getting into large
crowds in town when politics is dis
cussed, as you may suddenly holler tne
wrong way."
The Prince of Wales refused to per
mit the big surgeons to hold on to his
leg any longer. There is in this inci
dent a volume of suggestion to the
American slangist.
The French papers and p-eople pro
pose to have a revision for Dreyfus
even if the supply of 'personages suit
able for the war portfolio in the Cab
inet is completely exhausted.
Veterans of public life or army ser
vice or prominent men with political
ambition are wary of accepting place
on President MeKinley's commission
to look into war "mismanagement."
Gen. Schofield. who would have been
an exceedingly valuable man, lias
just declined one of the places.
Congressman Frank G. Xewlands,
father of the Joint Resolution of An
nexation, is mentioned in papers in the
May come from many a source. We
all enjoy a good laugh and when one
considers hor easy it is to assume
duties which tend to create ill health
It Is not remarkable to find bo many
who are suffering.
Close attention to one's duties, no
matter the nature, sooner or later the
labors will Boon become a task In this
climate. You feel tired, can't eat nd
relish your meal; imagine you are un
fortunate and long for a change.
Just think a moment and consider
whether the cause of your ill feelings
are not due to lack of tone to your
stomach, thereby overtaxing your
nerve force, which eventually wrecks
the whole organism.
Try a few bottles of a true and tried
remedy which has no equal as a sys
tem toner and health producer. Your
physician endorses it. It will build
you up and make you feel well again.
Your druggist carries it in stock. If
not ask him to get it. It has no super
ior. Single bottle, 35 cents.
Three bottles for $1.00.
i! IB
Commission : Brokers.
Stocks and Bonds bought
and sold under the rules
and in the board room 3 of
Honolulu : SJocK : Exclionge.
In all agricultural countries it is on
a good plow that the tiller of the soil
relies for a good crop. "We carry all
kinds of plows from the large
Sulky Plows
to the smallest
Rice Plows
But it is on our
Breaking and
Double Mold
Board Plows
that we chiefly pride ourselves. These
are in use on nearly every plantation
on the Islands. Only within the last
three weeks we have sold a number
of the large plows to take the place of
plows from other' firms which had been
returned as unsatisfactory.
The great advantage of the Perfect
plow i3 that it requires less animals
to draw It, and cuts an excellent fur
row without digging down.
Hawaiian lit Co.
307 FORT ST.
Late Saratoga, Waikiki
Mr. Karl Klemme begs to notify the
Public of Honolulu and surrounding
Islands that he has undertaken the
management of this well known
Seaside Resort.
Every arrangement has been made
for the convenience of Bathers and
those wishing to enjoy a
Vacation : at : the ; Seaside.
He trusts that he may receive the
patronage he will endeavor to deserve.
Free bathing for school children
every Tuesday.
For particulars inquire at Tivoli
Baths or Telephone SS9.
Flag Raising Souvenirs.
Fort Street.
Dealers in Lands.
Investment Brokers
Fire Insurance Agents
CHOICE BUSINESS and Residence Properties for Sale.
ELEGANT LOTS on Punchbowl Slope with fine marine view.
A BEAUTIFUL MODERN RESIDENCE on Green street. Terraced
grounds. Splendid viow. Choice neighborhood.
A CHOICE RESIDENCE AT PUNAHOU. Large grounds convenient to
Tram Cars.
LOTS AND HOUSES at "Buena Vista." Nuuanu Vallev.
BUSINESS PROPERTIES Centrally located.
Lots on Makiki street.
HOME LOTS IN KEWALO TRACT. Houses built for purchasers on tie
installment plan.
STORES AND OFFICE, (single or in suite) In "Progress Block."
RESIDENCE LOTS at Puueo, Villa Franca, and Reed's Island, Hilo.
LOANS NEGOTIATED. Insurance Written on Residence
and Mercantile Risks.
We invite inspection of properties.
Offices: 7 and 8. Progress Block.
Among Other Goods
Just Received by . .
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Cigar I
For Which They Are Made Sole Agents For
The Hawaiian Islands.
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V111" nv
if i ASsm. A
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Whooping Cough, Asthma, Croup, Catarrh, Golis.
Cre80l0ne wfe Trie4 tedMHck ro.m wiU f-i imm4Utm velfetf.
Its cuntiv pcrw rc woaderfvl, ml tUe prevetmc b ttprtmA
i eoot&eiotM diseases by actitsj & powerful dtunfectaAC, kuuioWw tm K&m
rMCtM cliU. Sold by dnruu Y1aW boofciet fr.
HOLLISTER DRUQ CO., Honolulu, k. l AjcokU.
Cures while
lUlllll ii
sail it! in
Will positively keep Mosquitoes off.
Official landing of troops.
Presenting Newland's Resolution to
Ex-President Dole by Ex-Minister
Lowering of one Flag and the Rais- j
ing of the Other. j
Last shot o the 21 saluting the Flag, i
All incidents connect-ed with the j.
Prepared Only by
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Or this portion of it, anyhow, to know that we are selling First Class Goods
at bed rock prices ! I
Bed Spreads, 73c each.
Bed Spreads, 0c each.
Bed Spreads, $1.25 each.
Bed Spreads, $1.50 each.
Bed Spreads, $2.00 each.
S-4 Sheeting, ISc per yard.
9- 4 Sheeting, 20c per yard.
10- 4 Sheeting, 22!c per yard.
42 in. Pillow Casing 10c per yard.
42 in. Pillow Casing 122 per yard.
43 in. Pillow Casing, 15c per yard.
Percales, 33 in. wide, 10c per yard.
White Piques, CO in. wide, 33c per yd.
Colored Piques, 32 in. wide, 33c per
White Dimities in stripes, 15 yd3, $1.
English Lawns in colors, 10c per yd.
Ladies' Shirt Waists, Plaids, 50c.
Ladies' Summer Corsets, C3c.
Ladies' Ned; Ties. All Prices.
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