THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER: HONOLULU, JANUARY
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i Cc&anerclal Advertiser.
W. IM. ARMSTRONG - EDITOR
CREMATION A NECESSITY.
This community should face prompt
ly and courageously the question of the
disposition of the dead. Neglect of
this vital matter is a crime against
the living. This is not a sentiment
but a fact. Science opens our eyes,
and we see not the knife of the as
sassin but the deadly poison of the
microbe facing us at every turn. If
foot-pads infested the streets, the people
would be- up in arms. Yet the foot
pads of disease are lurking about our
homes, and when;they cruelly kill the
children, we are apt to say in ignor
ant resignation, "it is the act of Pro
vidence." The health and protection of the liv
ing is now the main duty. Distressing
as it may be, temporarily, the senti
ment in favor of the present method
or burial must be changed. Even re
garding the matter of sentiment, the
statistics show less reverence for the
care cf the dead than might be expect
ed. In the old Calvary Cemetery of
New York City, only 17 out of 13,000
graves are now cared for. More than
100 cemeteries in that city have been
abandoned, and the grave stones are
in confusion. It is a fact, not very
creditable, perhaps, that the memory
of the dead disappears more quickly
than the flesh upon their bodies.
The danger to the living from the
prevalent method of burial increases as
the land .becomes more occupied.
The French Academy recently locat
ed the source of lung troubles in Paris,
in the effluvia from the cemetery of
Fere la Chaise. The old cemetery of
the "Innocents" in the same city has
been breeding disease for centuries,
while the people failed to realize it.
In the Crimean War the drainage from
the erave yards was said to have kill
ed more men than war itself. The con
stant presence of typhoid fever in Phi
ladelphia is said to be due to the ex
istence of the old cemeteries. In Den
mark recently 605 out of 650 grave
yards were condemned by the authori
ties. The city of London now requires
an annual area of twenty-three acres
to provide for the burials of the dead.
Regarding the merits of a question
involving sentiment, and Teligious
opinions, it is to be regretted that the
pulpit has not judiciously discussed
them. More powerful than reasoning
however is an impending calamity.
Cremation is the only solution of the
difficulty. It should be compelled by
. tne State. At present, however, public
opinion against the process will not
force the State to act, excepting in the
cases of paupers and Asiatic immi
grants at the quarantine station. The
Japanese will readily accept it, be
cause it is almost universally practiced
in Japan. .
The cost of cremation is slight. In
Japan it is done for $2 per body. In
India it is done for fifty cents. A
pauper in Paris, is cremated for sixty
which is the father of all genuine Re
publican children in the States and
Territories should be promptly warned
that an effort will now be made to
furnish here a bogus Republican baby,
without the strawberry mark. The
nurses, if the scheme is executed, will
hold up the bogus baby, and conceal
his arm on which should plainly ap
pear this infallible mark of genuine
ness; the godfather will ask for his
christening, and the godfather's organ
will furnish a bottle of asses' milk for
the food of the little one.
If any one asks to be allowed to see
if the baby has the genuine maiks of
"home rule,", the nurses will shout in
concert: "You are a liar you mean
thing," and each will hug the little
bogus dear, and give him a pull at the
If the bogus baby can be substituted
for the genuine Republican baby, all
the nurses will be at once appointed
trustees of his estate, and will grow
fat on his income. If any misguided
men say they would prefer the real
baby with the clear strawberry mark,
they will be indignantly crushed with
contempt, or asked to become honorary
nurses with a good salary.
However, President McKinley is the
trusted agent of the Stalwart Republi
can father, and he will do as he thinks
best with the bogu3 baby when he
portfolio he has so ably held, is en
titled to the sympathy of thinking and
considerate people. Saga&ta has been
the Spanish balance wheel, fighting off
anarcny. ne nas .nau tne confidence
of his nation, but the hot-heads have
cast his advice, in the main, to one
side. Sagasta and Campos may be re
garded as the best men of Spain men
nt to nold hign position in anv country.
ENGINEER FORCE WORK.
The strenuous service required occa
sionally from the engineer force on
board steam vessels is illustrated by
an occurrence on the Castine. During
action and while the forced draught
was in use a socket bolt in a back con
nection at the farthest interior ex
tremity of the furnace became loose
and steam was pouring in upon the
fire. One of the boilermakers, named
Huntley, ordered the forced draught to
be turned off and the fires banked with
fresh coal. Taking a plank, he threw
it into the furnace on the top of the
wet coal, and then climbed back to the
nlace where the steam was rushiner
from the loosened socket. For three
minutes he remained inside, forced
draught was turned on, and in a few
minutes the ship was proceeding on her
way as though nothing had happened
THE PASSING HOUR.
Claim of "excess of population" is as
good an excuse as any for taking "un
The year 1S99 promises for Hono
lulu RaDid Transit and a sewerage sys
tem. The goods cannot be delivered
any too soon.
The protest of the Sugar Beet people
of the States against acquisition of
Cuba, Porto Rico and the Philippines
is evidence additional to the truism
that self interest is the same the world
A train must the Y. M. C. A. be given
praise for what might be called its
"institutional" work. The annual re
ception brought within the walls many
men to whom, without such a place,
only the door of the saloon would be
If it is correct that a book placed in
the mind of the Czar the disarmament
nronosal. the incident is most remark
able as developing the advent of a work
of singular strength. The Czar, how
ever, instead of putting forth his pro
clamation, might have tried the experi
ment of sending a copy or the book to
each of his cousins.
American contractors are to furnish
iron water pipe made in the United
States, for the city of Edinburgh. The
transaction is an enormous one finan
cially. Close following this annotince-
ment comes the statement that Amer
ican contractors have had accepted
their tender for steel rails for the Col
ony of Victoria. There can be no ques
tion of the benefits of this sort of expansion.
The improvidence of other people is
always a favorite theme with the aver
age wayfarer. Harold Frederic, the
correspondent and novelist, made $10,
000 a year for a number of years, yet
left not a penny for Jus family, it
can fairly be placed to the credit of
Frederic that as the London represen
tative of one of the great newspapers
of the United States he stood in almost
the relation of a diplomat.
Gould Not Sleep
Suffered With Dyspepsia and Un
able to Do Her Work-Completely
Cured by Hood's Sarsaparllla.
44 1 suffered with dyspepsia and could
not do any kind of housework. I was
very nervous and could not sleep. I
heard so much about Hood's Sarsaparllla
that I bought a bottle. I found it gave
me relief and I bought six bottles. When
I had taken them I was cured. I can now
do my housework and can sleep well at
night." Marie Hames, 1730 Prospect
Avenue, Helena, Montana.
"I have found Hood's Sarsaparilla ex
cellent for building up and strengthening
the system when it is in a run down or
exhausted condition." Mrs. Sarah M.
Shook, Red Lodge, Montana.
If you have decided to take Hood's Sar
eaparilla do not be induced to buy any
other. Get Hood's and only Hood's.
Is tne Best in fact the One True Blood Furi.
fier. Sold by all druggists. $1, six for 5.
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January 2nd, 1899.
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 REAUTIFTTL MODERN RESIDENCE on Green street. Terrace
grounds. Splendid view. Choice neighborhood.
A CHOICE RESIDENCE AT JPUNAHUU. lvarge grouuus tuuveuwui, w
Tram Cars. '
LOTS AND HOUSES at "Buena Vista," Nuuanu alley.
BUSINESS PROPERTIES Centrally located. '
Lots on Makiki street.
HOME LOTS IN KEWALO TRACT. Houses built for purchasers on the
STORES AND OFFICES (single or in suite) In "Progress liiocK.
RESIDENCE LOTS at Puueo, Villa Franca, and Reed's Island, Hilo.
We invite inspection of properties. ;J
LOANS NEGOTIATED. Insurance Written on Residence
and Mercantile Risks.
We Invite Inspection ol properties.
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 from a tour among the lead
ing makers throughout the United
In quality and price we are leaders.
It Is conceded that the influence and
sentiment of women is necessary to es
tablish the general practice of crema
tion. A poll taken one evening at the
TTniv-Prsitv Club of New York City,
showed that eighteen out of twenty
men who were asked for their opinions
on the subject preferred cremation, but
it was generally said that the wives
and mothers would not permit it, un
less it became a fashionable practice.
The Anglo-Saxon so far, adheres to
the ancient Jewish method of burial,
although the race has not been friendly
to the Jews. It has never accepted the
practice of the Greeks, the Romans or
the Hindoos. Therefore the practice is
due more to the force of racial habits
than to any intellectual conviction.
A BOGUS REPUBLICAN BABY.
After some calm contemplation at
Washington and a bit of thought in
other sections of the domain of Uncle
Sn.m. the 100.000 army is not as pretty
a rainbow as at first. The initiatory
amendment is a scaling down to 30,000.
This is but 500 above the peace foot
ing and would indicate that the garri
sons on the Mainland were to be all
but abolished. The police and the Na
tional Guard will be used to quell in
ternal disorder and probably a few
cowboys will be hired to fight Indians.
Sagasta, the Spanish premier, in his
illness broueht on largely by his hand
ling a mountain of work and floods of
anxietv since his acceptance of tne
We havo k line
Eoods that en races almost
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, Plnauds, RIgand & Co.,
Roger & Gallet, is complete.
The rush and turmoil at
tendant upon the approach
of and during the holidays
being over and peaceful
quiet having once more set
tled, now is the time to con
sider the necessities of home.
In making out your list of
goods to replenish the house
hold stock, do not forget
your wife when driving likes
to feel perfectly safe as well
as comfortable ' and up-to-
Nothing so detracts from1
the appearance of a horse as
a shabby harness and equip
Nothing so attracts and
adds to the appearance of a
horse as a fine harness and
equipment such as we are
We have received by the
late steamer a full line of up-to-date
Single and Double
Harness, Buggy and Carriage
Harness, Carriage Whips,
Laprobes and Whips, Ex
press Harness, Mule Team
Harness, Dump Cart and
Sherwood Steel Harness.
We pride ourselves on
having a thorough complete
stock of reliable and attrac
tive carriage and heavy
BRUCE WARING & CO.
Offices: 7 and 8, Progress Blocks
Occident and Orieet!
BOTH ENDS MEET AT
HOLLISTER & CO.'S
The Great Clearance Sale Still Goes On.
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307 FORT ST.
Havana and Manila
Just Received ex. Stmrs. Belgic
Corner F.oit and Merchant Streets.
(WITHOUT A RIVAL.)
RM PRRtflW TIMET SRTS. TWIST WiTHS
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From American, French and English Makers.
Benson, Smith & Co
Fort and Hotel Streets.
The anxiety for a "Republican baby"
seems to be growing. Nurses Fisher,
"McStocker and McCandtess are impa
tient and Godfather Sewall is walking
The trouble is that the nurses don't
-want a real Republican baby, because
it will have a "strawberry mark under
its left arm" which means "home
rule,." The godfather and the nurses
- want the baby without that odious
designation. Of course its papa, the
stalwart Republican Party, living on
the Mainland lias this strawberry mark
of home rule very plainly on his arm,
and he is proud of it. But ft is off
spring with such a mark on him will
be treated here as an unfortunate
foundling, and be put in a basket and
left on some door step perhaps Mr.
Dole's. The nurses,, with the advice of
some transient political doctor, have
pursuaded themselves that the straw
berry mark of "home rule" on the in
fant's arm will simply breed the mi
crobes of political cholera, and it will
end in a little casket, some flowers, a
funeral by the nurses, and a very silent
The National Republican Party
M t M M tt M H t t t t t t
THE BALANCE OF THE STOCK HAVING ARRIVED, WE ARE NOW PREPARED TO SELL AT THE FOLLOWING PRICES:
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Fine WhiteSDress Goods, 5cts. a yard; Fine Printed Nainsooks, ccts. a yard; French gn.dI Pnlh rmnne,eueb'-
new patterns, iocts a yard; Fine French- Organdies, 15 yards, $1.00, Victoria Lawns, 32 men
wide, 10 yards 7cts. All other goods at proportionate Prices.
zaricl TOYS. At your own price. The whole Stock must be cleared. TOYS and DOLLS.
' - :ebtXGI-S ' -AJSTID O-rESZETS at Haa Exlce-
tremendous bargains in Vi B-L-l N E DS being the very latest Styles selected from a fashionable Regent Street. London, Stock
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TABLE LINEN AND NAPKINS at Bargain Prices.
5 T: ( TftlS IS THE OPPORTUNITY OF A
Readr Mad. CLOTHING. COLLARS aad CCFFS. NECKTIES and a Ca plete Stock of UNDERWEAR will be cleared at any price, as we are rrtn3 out of the business.
TOWELS, BEDSPREADS AND BLANKETS, must be sold at ay prloflu
SHEETINGS AND PILLOW CASES will be sold at a sacrifice.
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