THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER: HONOLULU, DECEMBER, .10, 1S08.
W- N, ARMSTRONG EDITOR
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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
"Any person who owes dbts, except
a corporation-, shall be entitled to the
benefits of this act as a voluntary
"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
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
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cy Law of 1S67 was repealed.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
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objectionable features of the repealed
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
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
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
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.
tremendous bargains in
SAILOR HATS, the Latest Stvle. si.
TABLE LINEN AND NAPKINS at
Ready Made CLOTHING, COLLARS
' 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
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.
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
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
IN CELLULOID GOODS our line
will astonish you.
FANCY GLASS BOTTLES. We lead
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 ,
and CUFFS, NECKTIES and a Com
T I E NO OBJECT.
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
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.
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.
December 19, 1898.
A FEW MORE
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 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
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"
lie Hi lit I.
307 FORT ST.
price. The whole Stock must
being the very latest Styles
THIS IS THE OPPORTUNITY OF A
LIFETIME. EMBRACE IT. j
plete Stock of UNDERWEAR will be
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 on Green street. Terra
grounds. Splendid view. Choice neighborhood.
A CHOICE RESIDENCE AT PUNAHOU. Large grounds convenieat M
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
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 !
HOLLISTER & CO.'S
na and Manila Cigars
Corner Fort and
For a Christmas Gift Select
Maile : Cologne
(WITHOUT A RIVAL.)
ffi mum, TOILET
From American, French
enson, Smith & Co
Fort and Hotel Streets.
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
ex. Stmrs. Belgic
and English Makers.
Regent Street, London, Stock
BLANKETS, must be sold at any Drfe.
will be sold at a sacrifice.
of the business.
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