THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER: HONOLULU, DECEMBER, 29, iSOS.
W. N. ARMSTRONG EDITOR
100,000 31 EX.
Secretary Alger's report recom
mends tbe increase of the regular army
to 100,000 men. The British army, ex
clusive of the Indian army, that is now
used in all parts of the world in pre
serving order, numbers only 130,000
lllowever desirable it is to maintain
an army for the Government of the
I'hilippines and Cuba, the strong oppo
sition of the conservative forces on the
Mainland against such an increase is
already apparent. But in the end it
will be settled mainly by the business
profits there may be in expansion. No
doubt there is a strong feeling in favor
of establishing good government in the
new acquisitions, but the people will
get tired of that matter, just as they
are tired of the negro question. After
thirty years friction over the negro,
the people of the North have said to
the people of the South: "Take him
and do as you like with him. We
can't waste any more time over him.
There is no money in it." The co3t
of helping the negro after the war was
nothing. Helping the Filipinos to
good government, and it surely ought
to be done, will cost the nation many
millions. And unless there is some
adequate return for the investment,
the nation will get tired of taxing it
self for humanity.
Colonel Roosevelt is a Republican,
hut a distressing one when looked at
by the machine men. He has never
been picked out by the "boys" as a
trustworthy politician, and, we be
lieve, has never been elected to any
important office by the popular vote.
He was incapable of making bargains,
and uncommercial patriotism is not
popular with the bosses.
The incident of war has made him
Governor of New York. His efforts
in the line of reform will be defeated
by the union of both political parties
3n the legislature. He will be success
ful only in the cases where he has sole
and absolute authority. The leaders of
loth parties regard him as a Mugwump
carried into oflice by an extraordinary
tidal wave. His official conduct will
le extremely annoying to the leaders,
a"s it was when he was one of the New
York Police Commissioners. The in
dependent journals will stand by him.
The partisan journals will not endorse
him with much enthusiasm.
But he is an educator. He will leave
the politics of the State a little better
than he found it. The party men will
not love him. But the generation of
young men, who are taking broader
views will admire him, and his faith
and his work will inspire them. Col
onel Roosevelt and Colonel Waring
were alike in temperament. The
"boys" did not like them.
Another of the misguided beings who
must suffer under the whips of the
cat-o'-nine tails, in the hands of Mr.
Se wall's Organ is Prof. Martin who is
one of the faithful members of the
"rank and file" of patriots that did not
urge the Government to make a war
alliance with the United States in May
last. For if reported correctly in the
Organ, Mr. Martin said on the Gth of
May last: 4T would say we ought to
act as if strictly independent." In say
ing so he, like the rest of the irreso
lutes, was guilty, according to the rules
of the Organ, of "cowardice" and "trea
son," although he is quite free from
censure according to our own rules.
Prof. Martin has for some time car
ried on with deserved success, an es
tablishment on Fort street, for the
production of trousers and other cloth
ing, and if he was as successful In cov
ering the moral nakedness of some of
his customers as he has been in cover
ing their physical nakedness, he would
be regarded as a "sweet boon" to man
kind. In connection, however, with
this establishment, he has furnished
to the leading men of a leading party,
a resort where he has with commend
able industry generated the carbonic
acid gas of patriotism which he -has
faithfully pumped into and charged
the weary souls of the despondent and
given them life and sparkling hope.
Nevertheless, he failed in what was
recently discovered to be a very
solemn crisis in May last, and like the
rest of the backward patriots, must
submit to the application on his back
of the dreadful cat-o'-nine tails whose
strings are leaded with "cowardice"
What, then, is his attitude? Does
he propose to submit with humility;
to be led to the whipping post, and
rend the air of the town with shrieks
of pain when the "cat" prints his
It is suggested to Prof. Martin that
he act upon the fine idea, contained
sn the tales of the "Arabian Nights,"
regarding the magic dress, and pro
tect himself. him construct for
himself a pair of "Magic pants," or
"Impervious overalls," which whT.
properly adjusted, according to the
legend, will render the blows of the
"cat" harmless, and will resist even
dynamite. It will enable him to smile
with joy, and invite the wicked cat-o'-nine
tails to try it again. Nor, is there
any reason why a flat music box
should not be inserted within the back
of the "Magic pants," so that when
the blows of the cat strike him, they
will develop partiotic tunes, such as:
"There's a New Moses in Town," and
'Hot for Dole."
Prof. Martin may resent any sug
gestions regarding the "Magic pants,"
and prefer to suffer for the crime he
has committed according to the candi
date's Organ. "It is noble to suffer."
Does he in silent communion with his
political soul at the midnight hour,
ever ask himself the question why he
must suffer for an offense committed
in May, which was treated, at the time,
as a virtue by the Organ which is
now using the candidate's cat-o'-nine
tails over the backs of the rank and
GOKDOX 31 KM OKI A L COLLEGE.
The contributions to the foundation
of the Gordon Memorial College a-t
Khartoum amount already to over
$300,000. The Saturday Review says:
"All war is terrible; Soudan war is a
horror beyond words."
But humanity sweeps onward.
Before the bodies of the slaughtered
Arabs are buried, a grand institution
for the education of the children of
the upper Nile and the land beyond it,
has been provided for. The Anglo
Saxon race destroys, but builds on the
Even the French, claiming rights in
Egypt, under the terms of the "capi
tulations" between Great Britain and
France are providing the means for
establishing educational institutions at
Khartoum and Fashoda.
The war power is now the mission
ary to the "heathen."
THE PASSING HOUR.
Reviews of Ian. Maclaren's lectures
on America have been received here.
Sad to relate, he strictly follows pre
cedent. Singing is taught on board the Brit
ish training ships. This is probably
with a view to making the other fel
lows do the dancing.
The maintenance of Col. Bryan as a
shouter here, there and everywhere in
and out of season, must be a serious
tax on some fund or other.
One of this paper's advertisers an
nounces that he will do certain work
at "more than reasonable prices." Pur
ists might misconstrue the syntax.
This town has always been the friend
to the sailor man. Some stranded
Jack Tars are to be given a theatrical
benefit and the purchase of tickets
should be general.
The Chinaman naturalized in Hawaii
and resisting the "squeeze" process at
Hongkong has to thank both the
Islands and the Britishers at Hongkong
for his fortunate escape.
One of the United States Senators is
quoted as saying that there are Ameri
cans at Honolulu who want the Nica
ragua Canal. Yes; there are some
Americans here who want anything
they can get.
The campaign for the Territorial
Chief Justiceship is not on here yet,
but what they used against Judge Zane
when he was a candidate for re-election
to similar oflice in Utah was that
his son, an attorney, practiced before
The Advertiser is not in "cahoots"
with the Oahu Railway's advertised
excursion to Kahuku, but it may be re
THE BALANCE OF THE STOCK HAVING ARRIVED, WE ARE NOW PREPARED TO SELL AT THE FOLLOWING PRICES:
Fine White Dress Goods, ?cts. a yard; Fine Printed Nainsooks, sets, a yard; French Organdies, 10 cts. a yard; Heavy Flannelettes,
new patterns, iocts a yard; Fine French Organdies, 15 yards, $1.00; Victoria Lawns, 32 inch
wide, 10 yards 7 jets. All other goods at proportionate Prices.
TREMENDOUS BARGAINS IN
SAILOR HATS, tbe Latest Style, $1 -
TABLE LINEN AND NAPKINS at
Ready Made CLOTHING, COLLARS
marked that a whole lot of city people
would be enlightened by making the
trip and seeing the Island between
Waialua and Kahuku.
Once again, in the destruction of the
Home Insurance Building, in New
York, is demonstrated the impossibility
of providing a fire proof structure. This
hou.-"" was a fifteen story sky scraper
and the style is to be discouraged be
cause adequate fire fighting appliances
cannot be devised.
Afur many years, there is hopeful
prospect that the Legislature of the
State of California will vote to exempt
Palo Alto (Stanford) University from
taxation. Even U. C. partisans now
advocate the favor. Palo Alto has
struggled at times since the death of
its founder. On one occasion Mrs.
Stanford pledged her personal effects
for running expenses of the college.
And all that time one-fourth of the
income of the school was going into
the State Treasury as tribute.
It i3 folly to suffer from that hor
rible plague of the night, itching
piles. Doan's Ointment cures, quick
ly and permanently. At any chemist's.
Honolulu Messenger Service deliver
messages and packages. Tel. 378.
To look at the finest and most com
plete line of holiday goods ever im
ported into the Hawaiian Islands? If
so we shall be pleased to offer the ser
vices of one of our obliging clerks to
show you the goods.
TIME NO OBJECT.
The goods were purchased by our
Mr. Barthrop, who has recently re
turned from a tour among the lead
ing makers throughout the United
In quality and price we are leaders.
We have a line of fine leather
goods that embraces almost every
thing useful made of leather at prices
IN CELLULOID GOODS our line
will astonish you.
FxVNCY GLASS BOTTLES. We lead
PERFUMERY is our forte. Our line
of Palmer's, Lazell, Dalley & Co., Lund
borgs, Colgate, Pinauds, Rlgand & Co.,
Roger & Gallet, is complete.
TOYS. At your own
U 4 44 44 ,
and CUFFS, NECKTIES and a Com
Is the characteristic of Hood's Sarsapa
rilla, and it is manifested every day in the
remarkable cures this medicine accom
plishes. Uruggits say: When we sell a
bottle of Hood's Sarsaparilia to a new
customer we are sure to see him back in a
few weeks after more proving that the
good results from a trial bottle warrant
continuing its use. This positive merit
possesses by virtue of the Peculiar Com
bination, Proportion and Process used in
its preparation, and by which all the
remedial value of the ingredients used
is retained. Hood's Sarsaparilia is thus
Peculiar to Itself and absolutely un
equalled in its powers as a blood purifier,
and as a tonic for building up the weak
and weary, and giving, strength to the
nerves. Be sure to get
Sold by all druggists. 1; six for 5. Pre
pared only by C. I. Hood & Co., Apothe
caries, Lowell, Mass.
HnnH'c Pilfc the only 1iIls to t;ike
I IUUU i with Hood's Sarsaparilia.
December 19, 1898.
A FEW MORE
Last week we spoke of
B & H Lamps. We are more
than pleased with the sale we
have had on these goods last
week, as it goes to show that
our efforts on behalf of our
patrons is fully appreciated.
This week we are desirous
of calling your attention to a
handsome line of
ART CANDLE STICKS.
These goods are without
exception the most handsome
line ever brought before the
public of Honolulu.
The Scounse Mirrors are
the very best beveled plate
glass set in the latest cre
ation artists of the highest
order can conceive and are of
a large variety of designs.
What we have said of the
Mirrors also applies to the
VASES : AND : PITCHERS.
Within the last year or so
the fad of using candle sticks
is again in vogue, with the
exception that at the present
day the designs are much
prettier than those used in
the last century.
It is no uncommon thing
today to step into the best f ur
nished houses and find these
Art Candle Sticks displayed
in some cosy nook around the
house. Our assortment of
these goods consists of sev
t Hi line li
307 FORT ST.
price. The whole Stock must
being the very latest Styles
f THIS IS THE OPPORTUNITY OF A "
LIFETIME. EMBRACE IT.
plete Stock of UNDERWEAR will be
t M Mt VV T M 1 1
BRUCE WARING & CO.
Dealers in Lands.
Fire Insurance Agents
CHOICE BUSINESS and Residence Properties for Sale.
ELEGANT LOTS on Punchbowl Slope with fine marine view.
A BEAUTIFUL MODERN RESIDENCE oa Green street. Terra
grounds. Splendid view. Choice neighborhood.
A CHOICE RESIDENCE AT PUNAHOU. Large grounds convenient la
LOTS AND HOUSES at "Buena Vista," Nuuanu Valley.
BUSINESS PROPERTIES Centrally located.
Lot8 on Maklkl street.
HOME LOTS IN KEWALO TRACT. Houses built for purchasers o ta
STORES AND OFFICE, (single or in suite) In "Progress Block."
RESIDENCE LOTS at Puueo, Villa Franca, and Heed's Island, Hil.
LOANS NEGOTIATED. Insurance Written on Residence
and Mercantile Risks.
We invite inspection of properties.
BRUCE WARING & CO
Offices: 7 and 8, Progress Block
Occident and Orient !
BOTH ENDS MEET AT
HOLLISTER & CO.'S
avana and Manila Cigar
Just Received ex. Stmrs. Belgic
Corner Fort and
For a Christmas Gift Select
FINE PERFUMES, TOILET SETS, TOILET WATERS
From American, French and English Makers.
nson, Smith & Co.
Fort and Hotel Streets.
be cleared. TOYS
selected from a fashionable
TOWELS, BEDSPREADS AND
SHEETINGS AND PILLOW CASES
cleared at any price, as we are going
I- . . "
Regent Street, London, Stock
BLANKETS, must be sold at any pric.
will be sold at a sacrifice.
out of the business.
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