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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER: HONOLULU, DECEMBER, .10, 1S08.
THE FACIFIO Commercial Advertiser. W- N, ARMSTRONG EDITOR I)i:Ci:.MBP:R - i in i mi DAY THE liANKUUlTCY LAW. The National Bankruptcy Iaw of 1838 is now in operation throughout the land, excepting only in these Isl ands in wiii h no Federal courts have Act Is: "Any person who owes dbts, except a corporation-, shall be entitled to the benefits of this act as a voluntary bankrupt. "Any natural person, except a wage earner or a person engaged chiefly in farming or the tillage of the soil, "any unincorporated company, and any incorporation engaged principally in manufacturing, trading, printing, pub lishing or mercantile pursuits, owing debts to the amount of one thousand dollars or over; may be adjudged an involuntary bankrupt upon default or upon an impartial trial, and shall be .subject to the provisions and entitled to the benefits of this act. Private bankers, but not national banks or banks incorporated under state or territorial laws, may be adjudged in voluntary bankrupts." While the act went into effect at once, It was also provided that "pro ceedings commenced under state in solvency laws before the passage of this act shall not be effected by it." 'Under the Bankruptcy Law of 18G7, it was held (10 Fed. 277) that aliens resident within the country and owing debts there may take advantage of the act by filing voluntary petitions in bankruptcy. The same ruling will un doubtedly be held under the present law. Our esteemed Asiatic brethren will not be denied this blessing of civilization. It is many years since the Bankrupt cy Law of 1S67 was repealed. That law operated in many cases, as a de nial of justice. The bankrupt estates passed into the hands of the Regis trars, appointed by the Federal courts, and enormous fees were charged. All classes of men finally became dis gusted with its crude, and even cruel provisions, and all felt relieved when -Congress tore the law out of the stat ute books. The present law is not regarded as complete. It is in the nature of a compromise. At the same time, it is drawn, under the light of former ex perience, and avoids some of the most objectionable features of the repealed law.' The lawyers who have investigated the subject look upon the English Bankruptcy Laws as the best in exist ence. Those laws have been amended from time to time, in order to protect the mercantile interests, and at the same time, those traders who are un fortunate. THE "OUTLOOK." The retirement of Dr. Lyman Ab bott from the pulpit of Plymouth Church in order to devote himself en tirely to the editorial work of the Out look, is the best proof of the steady growth of intelligence in the country. , For the few hundreds who heard this remarkable man, as he stood in the pulpit, several hundred thousands of people will now read his varied ser mons in the weekly Outlook. Dr. Abbott does not belong to that class of preachers and laymen, found in this place and elsewhere, who are afraid of the liberal use of the human reason, and seem to suspect that in any broad discussion of religious mat ters, the Almighty's truth may get the worst of it. Dr. Abbott, like his re nowned predecessor. Henry Ward Heeeher, is not a practical atheist, though a theoretical believer. He re fuses to accept the old doctrine that God and the Devil rule the world. He sees at the foot of every page of his tory, even though it be a record of the massacro of St. Bartholomew's day, the words, "God reigns." It is said of him that his preachings disturb the faith of men. So does the preaching of Christianity disturb the ancient faith of th Japanese. Who is to be the judge in these matters? One can see the change of sentiment in the conspicuous Plymouth Church during the last forty years. Mi Beecher, in 1SG1, from this pulpit, al luded to a former very orthodox preacher in the same pulpit, who said in it, "Man was susceptible of infinite increase in faculty and went on sin ning forever, and his punishment would be augmented forever until it is probable that there are single in dividuals in this congregation who will suffer more in the periods of prospec tive ages than has been suffered by all the lost and damned in perdition tsinee the beginning of time." The human reason, which Dr. Abbott has such unbounded faith iu, does not now tolerate such a lurid view of eter nity. He is conspicuous for his at tempts o bring common sense to bear upon the important spiritual ques tions. The Outlook is one of the most suc cessful efforts of modern times to break down the absurd distinction be tween religious and secular affairs. It treats human thought as one and indivisible; that character is one and indivisible, and cannot he divided off , into lots like a farm, and labellr-f! "religious lot," and "r-cu!ar lot." The Outlook, so far, is a great finan- j iai success, in its obliteration r theso arbitrary distinctions. Tlir j common en.se of the v.'orld slowly but ' surely becomes tired of conventions j and theories. It is not the purpose of the Outlook to disturb thos-e who are comforted by the doctrine preached by Mr. Beecher's predecessor. It reaches out to the younger generation which is impatient, and restive, under the in creasing educational institutions of the countrv. A XOTHEli COLON Y FA I LED. Another of the "Bellamy colonies" established in Hastings, B. C, has failed. The colony at one time con tained over five hundred persons who were led away by Bellamy's glittering generalities. Personal friends of this reformer often asked him how, in the execution of improved social schemes he could prevent the thriftless from becoming a burden upon the indus trious and thrifty. His reply was that under favorable conditions all would be thrifty. He failed to see the weak side of human character, and all of those who have attempted to realize his schemes have also failed to see it. The moment a community is form ed, the brains of the active and selfish ones begin instinctively to contrive ways for getting the best of their as sociates. In this Hastings colony brains counted for nothing. Those who shirked labor were as well cared for as those who were industrious. The social platform upon which the colon ists stood was the equal honesty, equal industry of all. The platform was a rotten one. The failure is mere ly the ending of one more of those foolish attempts to make water run up hill. The time has not come when the man who has patiently cultivated his brain, is willing to take care of the man who has wilfully neglected to train his own brain. It will require a persistent use of the art of "Natural Selection," and the careful breeding up of the race be fore Bellamy's prospects can be real ized. THE PASSING IIOUl! "The bird of time has but a little way to flutter and the bird is on the wing." Most of the men rather inclined to rove, are learning enough about Manila to decide to keep away from the Philip pines. Merchants who might be concerned in the matter exhibited in correspond ence printed on page 1, have at least made their position clear. It appears to be now demonstrated that the S. S. City of Columbia had diseased "innards" even before she was kidnapped from Hilo by Honolulu. The Paradise of the workingman is evidently not without its tinge of dis tasteful feature. The Montreal Wit ness interview, given elsewhere in this issue, indicates that there must in time be a radical change a complete re adjustment. Fort street should be widened if it can be done at any cost within reason. With its new buildings and many per manent shops it will long be the prin cipal thoroughfare of the town. At any busy hour on ordinary days the street is practically blockaded. As Dr. Maxwell's returns to Wash ington on agriculture in Hawaii will be bulletined from the National Capi tal, the New England farmer closely housed in midwinter may read of the progress of the harvest of pineapples, oranges and bananas in another part j ot the United States. The extension of the American i tariff laws to this place will go a long way in the solution of the opium smuggling problem. The cost of main- ! tenance of one branch of the Customs ! Service will be considerably reduced. Opium can be brought in by payment I Til 6 THE BALANCE OF THE STOCK HAVING ARRIVED, WE ARE NOW PREPARED TO SELL AT THE Fine White Dress Goods, cts. a yard; Fine Printed Nainsooks, sets, a yard; French Organdies, io cts. a yard; new patterns, iocts a yard; Fine French Organdies, i j yards, $i.oo; Victoria Lawns, 32 wide, 10 yards 7cts. All other goods at proportionate Prices. and tremendous bargains in SAILOR HATS, the Latest Stvle. si. TABLE LINEN AND NAPKINS at Ready Made CLOTHING, COLLARS Queen 5Bih ' of duty of a pound. Its ue ran be regulated, so far as such a thing is to i be governed by local legislation. The name of Mr. Aguinaldo is not noticed in the list of guests at ihr American Thanksgiving day feast in Manila. Perhaps there was a fear that Aguinaldo would claim the whole of the turkey. Oaliu's New Officers. Au election of officers was held last evening in Oahu Lodge No. 1, Knights of Pythias. This will be the roster for the year 1S39: C. C Jeo. E. Ward. V. C. Bro. Erricson. Prelate Dr. St. Clair. M. of W Bro. Brcker. K. of It. and S. Bro. Kilbev. M. of E Bro. Dall. M. of F. Bro. Kidder. M. at A. Bro. McCready. I. G. Bro. Doak. O. G. Bro. Wolters. Physician Dr. St. Clair. Trustee Bro. McLean. These officers will be installed Thursday evening next. on WI ELAND BEER. The celebrated Wieland Beer, strict ly pure liquors, cordials, etc., of the highest class can always be found at the Commercial Saloon, Beretania and Nuuanu streets. P. Ryan, manager. 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. The goods were purchased by our Mr. Barthrop, who has recently re turned Xrom a tour among the lead ing makers throughout the United States. In quality and price we are leaders. We have a line of fine leather good3 that embraces almost every thing useful made of leather at prices astonishingly low. IN CELLULOID GOODS our line will astonish you. FANCY GLASS BOTTLES. We lead our competitors. PERFUMERY is our forte. Our line of Palmer's, Lazell,Dalley& Co., Lund- borgs, Colgate, Pinauds, Rigand & Co.. Roger & Gallet, is complete. TOYS. At your own gvi I L. L I IN3 !I Y , 05 ,rh Bargain Prices. and CUFFS, NECKTIES and a Com ARE YOU T I E NO OBJECT. nn in i in SEE IU u Impure Blood Rheumatism, Kidney Troubles and Sick Headache the Results Doc tored for Years Without Relief. " My blood was out of order, and I be gan taking Hood's Sarsaparilla. It has purified my blood and relieved me of rheumatism, kidney trouble and sick headaches. I have been atilicted with ' these difficulties for years. I am now able ' A 1 . 1 1 111 v u t;uuti utiy 3 worK. nneumausin lias troubled me since I was a child, but I am now entirely well." Miss Phkobe Bai ley, Box 445, Pasadena, California. "I have suffered from the effects of Im pure blood, boils, pimples, etc., for live years. I have tried various remedies with out relief and tlnally purchased six bot tles of Hood's Sarsaparilla. The boils and pimples have all disappeared since I began taking this medicine. I am now entirely cured." Louis Thomas, 1112 11th Street, Oakland, California. Hood's Sarsaparilla Is the best in fact tfie One True r.!o.l Puri fier. All liniiists. Si. six for ; t . Ho(tis. Hl nil 1 r,r I'i:r'ly v-.-taM. re- IIUUU riU3 IiuDIe, btuclicial. TIMELY TOPICS December 19, 1898. A FEW MORE HANDSOME GOODS. Last week we spoke of 8 & 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 MIRRORS, ART VASES, ART PITCHERS, 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 assortment of YASES : 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 fur nished houses and find these Art Candle Sticks displayed in some cosy nook around the hoUSe. Our assortment Of these goods COllSistS of SeV" eral patterns. lie Hi lit I. Limited. 307 FORT ST. fH 1 9 000 price. The whole Stock must being the very latest Styles ooo THIS IS THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME. EMBRACE IT. j plete Stock of UNDERWEAR will be Honolulu, Oahu. BRUCE WARING & CO. 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. Terra grounds. Splendid view. Choice neighborhood. A CHOICE RESIDENCE AT PUNAHOU. Large grounds convenieat M Tram Cars. LOTS AND HOUSES at "Duena Vista," Nuuanu Valley. BUSINESS PROPERTIES Centrally located. Lots on Maklkl street. HOME LOTS IN KEWALO TRACT. Houses built for purchaser o t Installment plan. STORES AND OFFICE, (single or in suite) in "Progress Block." RESIDENCE LOTS at Puueo. Villa Franca, and Reed's Island, Hll. 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 ! -ooo- BOTH ENDS HOLLISTER & CO.'S TOBACCO ooo- Hava na and Manila Cigars Just Received and Australia. Corner Fort and For a Christmas Gift Select Maile : Cologne (WITHOUT A RIVAL.) ffi mum, TOILET From American, French enson, Smith & Co LIMITED Fort and Hotel Streets. 08S be cleared. T"OV5 and DOLLS selected from a fashionable TOWELS, BEDSPREADS AND SHEETINGS AND PILLOW CASES cleared at any price, as wo are going out Dry HIIo, Hawaii. MEET AT ex. Stmrs. Belgic Merchant Streets. SETS, and English Makers. FOLLOWING PRICES: Heavy Flannelettes, inch Regent Street, London, Stock BLANKETS, must be sold at any Drfe. will be sold at a sacrifice. of the business. ST01E. TOILET WATERS Goods.