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W- N. ARMSTRONG EDITOR
GOODS FOR RE-EXPORT.
fj .The rumors in Washington, and the
correspondence between some of the
importing merchants in this city, and
Special Agent Sewall, leave the matter
of excessive importations of foreign
goods, in an unsatisfactory condition.
We have made special effort to ob
tain information on the point regard
ing excessive importations, and cannot
.find that they. have been any greater
than the financial and business state
of the country demands. There have
been rumors, as there are rumors of
all kinds about, that some merchants
intended to take advantage of the tran
sition condition of the tariff laws, and
make profits out of a re-exportation of
goods to the Mainland. But there does
not appear to be any reliable source for
The Special Agent is justified in
"warning the Treasury Department of
any scheme to re-export goods. But any
-warnings, founded on street rumors, or
general suspicion, seriously assault
the standing of most reputable mer
cantile houses. A large importation of
foreign goods in view, of increased tar
iff rates is a common practice with the
most reputable and large merchants on
the Mainland. The importation in an
ticipation of the passage of the Ding
ley bill amounted to many millions in
value in excess of the current wants of
the country. It was held to be a legit
imate operation. The . foreign mer
chants of this city have not, so far as
we can learn, followed the practice of
the merchants of the Mainland in this
Importations with a view to re-exportation
to the Mainland is not a
legal fraud, but a violation of the spirit
of the American protective system, and
invites the criticism of being an un
friendly act on the part of the resident
importing merchants. It even chal
lenges the prompt passage of laws in
To the extent that rumors, and hear
says, have been used to make Oongress
believe that this is a disloyal commun
ity, it is an unjust reflection upon the
merchants Congress, unable to sift
out the truth from these flying stories,
will naturally take it for granted that
there is some widespread conspiracy
fostered here to nullify the revenue
Only a clear knowledge of the con
tents of the Special Agent's despatches
to the Treasury department would en
able one to decide whether or not the
statements made In them were made
for political effect.
COL. FISHER SPEAKS.
Col. J. H. Fisher in an interview,
which we assume is correctly reported
in Mr. ' Sewall's organ, declares that
ike is "tired, of seeing the party that
lias supported this ..Government
through thick and thin all these years,
, . abused and lampooned morning after
morning for what it has done."
What a fraction of this party has
"done" was and is the branding of
President Dole as a "coward" and
"traitor," although the party itself
made him its standard bearer from the
beginning of the revolution six years
The question of Republicanism, of
annexation, of a candidate for gover
nor has nothing to do with the Adver
tiser's attitude towards this fraction
of the party. The Advertiser refuses
to discuss the question of party and
candidates, just as it refuses to dis
cuss Col. Fisher's memorable campaign
of '95, or, whether Col. Fisher's moral
character is, or is not, a cross between
a conundrum and a warwhoop.
When this fraction of "the party,"
attempts to justify its charge of "trea
son" and "cowardice" in the neutrality
matter, on the ground that this frac
tion is made up of good annexationists,
it imitates the gang of small boys who
stoned a cat to death and justified the
act, on the ground "that they all went
to Sunday school."
This fraction of the party (which
evidently includes Col. Fisher) forced
... the Advertiser into an unwilling dis
cussion of the neutrality affair. The
discussion was provoked on the theory
that President Dole's moral degreda
tion could be easily proved, and on
" the ruin of his reputation Mr. Sewall
could be rushed into the office of gover
nor. The Advertiser refused and still re-'-
fuses to discuss the question of gover
t ncrship, until the office haa been creat
f,Zf ;ed by law, but it does not refuse to de
end President Dole from the vile
-rJ charges made against his manhood and
Ma reputation. It does not propose to
let the young men and women of these
Islands grow up with the idea that a
man. with an honorable record can be
"black guarded" without limit by a
gang of office seekers. It will meet the
slum literature of Mr. Sewall's organ,
and the endorsement of, it by Col.
jFMsber, nauseating as the business is,
with such trifling weapons as it can
command. The Advertiser has carefully
refrained "from disparaging Mr. Haw
aii's courage or capacity, and even his
unfortunate, and insulting, because un
true, charge of "selfishness and timid
ity" against men who differed with him
on the neutrality question; would never
have been alluded to, if his avowed
organ had not. forced the discussion.
As to organizing the Republican
party here, before that is done, Col.
Fisher and his faction might begin by
observing that plank in the national
platform which boldly insists on home
rule in the territories. Does the fac
tion in the party intend to repudiate
it? Who indeed are Col. Fisher and
the political tumble-bugs who propose
to revise the national platform? The
Advertiser is quite content at present
with President McKinley's Republican
ism, and his acceptance of that plat
form. And, besides, his general Re
publicanism is wise, patriotic and de
When Col. Fisher accepts the Repub
lican platform, he can then cast about
for ways and means of making it "hot"
for the Advertiser.
There is no better occasion, than the
first day of the year 1899, to recall the
words of Walt Whitman, written near
ly forty years ago, when the imposing
ceremony took place in New York, of
receiving a large Japanese Embassy.
They were written in the basement of
a small dark restaurant the location
of which was in Fourth Avenue, and
were passed, around among several
friends, who were dining in the place:
I chant the world on my Western sea,
I chant copious the islands beyond,
thick as stars in the sky;
I chant the new empire grander than any
before, as in vision. it comes to vie;
I chant America the mistress. I chant a
I chant projected a thousand blooming
cities yet in time on those groups
of sea islands;
My sailships and steamships threading
the archipelagoes, y
My Stars and Stripes fluttering in the
Commerce opening, the sleep of ages
having done its work, races reborn,
works resumed the object I
know not but the old, the Asiatic
renew'd as it must be,
Commencing from this day surrounded
by the world.
Poor, a Bohemian, his first book pro
nounced "indecent" by the press, and
sold only by unscrupulous book
sellers, this, man saw a finer vision of
America in the future than did Burke
in his prophecies of the growth of that
country, and a wider horizon to the na
tional boundaries than Webster did in
1850, when he likened them to Achil
lies shield, rounded off by two oceans
only, without thought of the islands
THE PASSING HOUR.
Lieut. Hobson's kissing abilities were
not tested in Honolulu.
The Honolulu wharf crowd, with a
hero of the time on its hands, conduct
ed itself with admirable taste.
If '99 duplicates Honolulu growth for
'98, there must be great increase in the
scope and efficiency of the public con
veniences. Julien D. Hayne acted wisely in one
way in going to New York. A man of
his accomplishments required a bigger
field than Honolulu afforded.
This is the year, the sixth since
Monarchy was abolished, that will, in
all probability, witness the most
marked changes Hawaii has ever
The daily mail service of last week
for a couple of days was greatly ap
preciated. Such a schedule, in lieu of
THE BALANCE OF THE STOCK HAVING ARRIVED, WE ARE NOW PREPARED TO SELL AT THE
Fine White Dress Goods, ccts. a yard; Fine Printed Nainsooks, ?cts. a yard; French Organdies, io cts. a yard;
new patterns, iocts a yard; Fine French Organdies, yards, $1.00; Victoria Lawns, 32
wide, '10 yards 7cts. All other goods at proportionate Prices.
tremendous bargains in
St.V iNAPK-Txra V;
Ready Made CLOTHING, COLLARS
THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER: HONOLULU, JANUARY
a cable, would prove eminently satis
Kusaie, now coming into prominence
at a caDie station, fca3 long been a
favorite Hawaiian Mission outpost and
was one of the places mentioned in the
letter sent by the Hawaiian Board to
tae American Feace Commissioners at
Paris. The fullest Commissioners at
-ciiimS rmteaie was iurnisned from
nere and must have proved of value.
The complete exoneration nf Panf
Whiting, commander of the rm.
nock, after the inquiry concerning the
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uricuuuu ui iue monitor at this point
in the voyage, is highly gratifying to
Honolulu friends of the officer. A
couple of remarks may be made. Prom
inent men here made unkind and un
warranted remarks about Capt. Whit
ing. Next, it is clear that Capt. Whit
ink knew exactly what he was doing
and attended strictly to his own busi
ness, not betraying the fact that his
ship needed repairs.
LET US TALK
To you on the merits of the Sterling
Bicycle and why It is the best made
and best lasting wheel In the market
today. Pacific Cycle and Mfg. Co.,
AMERICAN MESSENGER SERVICE.
Masonic Temple. Telephone 444.
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. Earth rop, 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
good 9 that embraces almost every
thing useful made of leather at prices
astonishingly low. (
IN CELLULOID GOODS our line
will astonish you.
FANCY GLAS3 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.
At your own
I L-1 I IN3 IS R "V ,
nTn ph. 1
and CUFFS, NECKTIES and a Com
Hood's Sarsaparilla is prepared by ex
perienced pharmacists of today, who have
Drougnt to the production of this great
medicine the best results of medical re
search. Hood's Sarsaparilla is a modern
medicine, containing just those vegetable
ingredients which were seemingly in
tended by Nature herself for the allevia
tion of human ills. It purifies and en
riches the blood, tones the stomach and
digestive organs and creates an appetite;
it absolutely cures all scrofula eruptions,
boils, pimples, sores, salt rheum, and
every form of skin disease; cures liver
complaint, kidney troubles, strengthens
and builds up the nervous svstem. It en
tirely overcomes that tired feeling, giving
strength and energy in place of weakness
and languor. It wards off malaria, ty
phoid fever, and by purifying the blood it
keeps the whole system healthy.
Is the best in fact the One True Blood Purifier.
Sold by all druggists. $1 ; six for $5.
Hnnd'c Pillc Clire aI1 lver Ills and
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 fur
nished houses and find these
Art Candle Sticks displayed
in some cosy nook around the
house. Our assortment of
these goods consists of sev
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307 FORT ST.
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price. The whole Stock must
being the very latest Styles
THIS IS THE
:. EMBRACE IT.
LIFETIME. EMBRACE IT. t
plete Stock of UNDERWEAR will be
BRDCE WARING & CO.
Dealers in Lands.
Fire Insurance Agents,
CHOICE BUSINESS and Residence Properties for Sale. ?
ELEGANT LOTS on Punchbowl Slope with fine marine Tlew.
A BEAUTIFUL MODERN RESIDENCE on Green street Terxtss
gTounds. Splendid view. Choice neighborhood. .
A CHOICE RESIDENCE AT PUNAHOU. Large grounds convenient ts
LOTS AND HOUSES at "Bnena Vista Nuuanu Valley.
BUSINESS PROPERTIES Centrally located.
Lots on Makikl street.
HOME LOTS IN KEWALO TRACT. Houses built for purctaaers oa ta
installment plan. 1
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 or properties.
BRUCE WARING & CO.
Offices: 7 and 8, Progress Block
Occident and Orient I
HOLLISTER & CO.'
avana and Manila Gig
Just Received ex
Corner Foit and
For a Christmas Gift Select
FINE PERFUMES, TOILET SETS, TOILET WATERS
From American, French and English Makers.
Benson, Smith & Co
Fort and Hotel Streets.
selected from a fashionable
TOWELS, BEDSPREADS AND BLANKETS, must be sold al any vriom
SHEETINGS AND PILLOW CASES vrill bo sold at a sacrifice.
SHEETINGS AND PILLOW CASES
cleared at any price, as we are going out
Regent. Street. London, Stock
vrill be sold at a sacrifice.
of the business.
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