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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER: HONOLULU, JANUARY 4, 1S09.
i? 4 If. 1 - 0 I! THE PACIFIC Commercial Advertiser. W. N, ARMSTRONG EDITOR 'WEDNESDAY JANUARY 4. FINNEGAN'S DOG. .To the charge made by Mr. Sewall's organ and political friends against President Dole, that hi3 action regard ing neutrality in May last was "cow ardly," "dishonorable," and "treason able" the Advertiser replied by setting forth a brief written record on the sub ject. It was thi3: April 14, 189S. Eleven days .before Congress declared war, President Dole wrote to Mr. Hatch in Washington say ing he "would be pleased to receive suggestions from the Washington Gov eminent in regard to our attitude tow .ards the United States and Spain in the event of war." April 20th. Seven days before news of actual war, President Dole again wrote to Mr. Hatch, saying, he "on be half! of the, Hawaiian Government, would be glad, to aid the United States in some way." May 7th. News was received of the declaration of war. aiay 8th. The Government prepared a telegram,, assuring the Washington Government of its readiness to abandon neutrality, which telegram and letter explaining it, were forwarded by the first departing steamer. This was done without waiting to receive any reply from -the Washington Government. President Dole's action, re-stated ac cordine to the written record was this: To Mr. Hatch: 1st. Find out what the Washington Government wishes us to do. 2nd. We would like to help the inform Government. 3rd. We have acted without waiting for a reply Mr. Sewall's organ has now occupied seven columns of space in order to show that really and truly, and con fldeatially those words do not mean what they say, and if you will only . interpret them by using Mr. Sewall's cipher they really mean "cowardice," "treason," and "dishonor." While the record of Mr. Dole's Government shows a singular promptness, and desire to aid the United States, the seven col Trains of the Organ are devoted to show that the record is really and only a sham, and President Dole's cowardice was actually monumental. The readers of the Advertiser will, we hope, not entertain the idea that it oroposes to discuss seriously such an issue. The only reply it makes is that of the simple record. As Presi rfont MK:inlev has cordially approved of that" singularly prompt record, any personal friends of President Dole may be assured that in Washington, that record will be quite sufficient evi dence of his extraordinarily prompt action in the neutrality matter. This attempt to make out a case of cowardice and timidity against Presi dent Dole recalls the case of Finne gan's dog. It makes the best reply to Mr. Sewall's seven column "historical" sketch. Finnegan had a quiet, medium sized dog, which, on being nagged one day, flew at and bit the leg of Finnegan's neighbor McFadden. Thereupon Mc Fadden got Finnegan indicted for keeping a vicious brute. On the trial Finnegan's lawyer set up as one de fense, that the bite on McFadden's leg was only an imaginary bite, but his main defense was that the dog was cowardly and timid, and never bit any one, and couldn't bite any one. The case was bitterly contested, and Finne gan's dog was brought into court and exhibited to the jury and went to sleep behind the lawyer's chair. Finnegan's lawyer made a three hour speech to the iurv, and tried to convince it that the -bite was only imaginary, and the doctor who testified that it was a bite was a liar, and that the dog was the most cowardly and timid beast. In closing his three hours argument he raised his hands wildly and shouted "Gentlemen of the jury, you don't Xnow the cowardice of this dog. You may straddle a comet, and ride through the universe and inspect every dog that is smelling around in the sixty thousand planets and stars in the fir mament of heaven, and you couldn t find a more timid brute than this. I aDoeal to the God of Justice" As he uttered these words he stepped back, and accidentally trod upon the dog's tail. The dog instantly locked his laws in the calf of the lawyer's leg. "While Finnegan and the Sheriff tried to null him off and the lawyer groan ed, the judge smiled and the foreman 'of the jury rose and said: "Your honor, this jury reckons that it don't want jio more highfalutin talk about that doe's cowardice." With the brief, sharp, incisive rec ord of President Dole's action on neu trality in view, "the jury don't want no more highfalutin talk" in seven col umns to show "cowardice" and "trea- how this home Industry can be protect- ! ed is that Congress has the right, and will exercise it, to levy export duties on sugar from Hawaii to the Mainland, and it will levy the same duties on the sugars exported from Cuba and the Philippines. This right he bases on Article 4, Section 3 of the Constitution, which provides that "Congress shall have the power to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations re specting the Territory or other proper ty belonging to the United States." Under this provision he claims that Congress can discriminate against Ha waii and Cuba. This opinion may give comfort to the cane and beet root sugar producers of the Mainland. But under several decisions of the Supreme Court, his opinion does not seem to be a sound one. Cuba, Porto Rico and the Philippines have not been lawfully annexed. At present they are held by a military tenure, the nature and force of which is indefinite. . In order to keep the Con stitution out of these conquered lands, Congress may and, we strongly sus pect will,' devise some practicable scheme. But Hawaii is legally annexed. No discrimination can he ; made against her, because she is now an integral part of the national domain. Discrimi nation against her can be made only on some principle of constitutional law. If there is a principle which per mits it, the territories of Alaska and New Mexico and Arizona may be also discriminated against. It is possible, but highly improbable that Congress will take any hostile action against our sugar interests. The cane and the sugar beet men on the Mainland are not as yet powerful enough to strike a direct blow against this interest. Their efforts will be made in the direction of crippling our labor supply from Japan. The Repub lican party left our great interest out in the cold under the McKinley tariff, and .if the "Republican" farmers are persuaded to believe that our industry hurts the American laboring man, they may call for hostile legislation. The American mechanics believe In protecting labor, but it must be white labor only. Although the negro is a man and brother and a citizen under the law he is not allowed as a rule to get any standing in the labor unions, because his labor is regarded as cheap. Governor Tanner of Illinois is backed up by the workingmen, when he re fuses, with the threat of gatling guns, to permit colored American citizens to enter the State of Illinois and work for hire. The spring freshets of expansion are breaking up the solid ice of traditions and old opinions. Some of these blocks of ice may be carried down the stream and out to sea. We shall hope, with confidence, not to be caught upon one of them and then be floated off into a sea of trouble. to figure as an obstructionist when the treaty came up for consideration, but he has adopted new methods of reach ing results since the fiasco of the silver bolters from the Republican National Convention. The scientific explanation of the ag- 15, given on another page, will comfort to some degree a good many people. The scientists could further enlighten by pursuing the investigation to ad vanced stages. There will be awaited with interest the reports from Manila on the observ ance of the Christmas and New Year festivals by the American soldiers so far from home at a season that has memories so closely allied to the home thought. Honolulu has almost an Institutional Church in its admirable Y. M. C. A. It may be remarked, in this connection, that the Y. M. C. A. needs a few dollars just now. There has been extraordin ary draft on the current expense fund bv entertainment of troops on board the American transports en route to Manila. MESSENGER SERVICE. Honolulu Messenger Service deliver messages and packages. Tel. 378. ABE YOU Scirolfyia Swollen Clands, Scrofula Sores, Hip Disease, Boils, Pimples, Erup tions Tell tho Story Dreadful Consequences of Impure Blood. Certainly scrofula, if anvthinjr. mav be called the advertisement of foul blood. It is the scourge of the world offensive, painful, debilitating, stubborn. Outward applications do not cure. Emollients may palliate, they cannot abolish the evil. There is one sure way out, and that is to eliminate the taint from the blood. For this purpose Hood's Sarsaparilla is abso lutely without an equal. "I have taken Hood's Sarsaparilla for scrofulous humor and impure blood and am now almost entirely cured of the erup tions with wnicn I nave been afflicted for the past year. My face, chest and back were badly broken out." FRED B. Oed- way, Woodstock, Vt. parilla Is the best in fact the One True Blood Purifier. mw ! n;n are the best after-dinnei 11UUU 2 flll pins, aij digestion. 25c TIMELY TOPICS January 2nd, 1899. HONOLULU, OAHU. HILO, HAWAII. 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. nRATTTTFTTL MODERN RESIDENCE on Green street. Terrace grounds. Splendid view. Choice neighborhood. Tram Cars. LOTS AND HOUSES at "Buena Vista," Nuuanu Valley. BUSINESS PROPERTIES Centrally located. Lots on Makiki street. HOME LOTS IN KEWALO TRACT. Houses built for purchasers on the installment plan. STORES AND OFFICES (single or m suite) in f rogress iuock. RESIDENCE LOTS at Puueo, Villa Franca, and Read's Island, Hilo. We invite inspection of properties. v LOANS NEGOTIATED. Insurance Written on Residence and Mercantile Risks. We Invite Inspection of properties. BEAD! 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. -f The goods were purchased by our Mr. Barthrop, who has recently re- urned from a tour among the lead ing makers throughout the United States. In quality and price we are leaders. COME AND SEE. THE PASSING HOUR. TTprp's honinsr that the eartnquaKe trap set by Professors Alexander and Hosmer will catch an tne xremuieis visiting Oahu. pprhana Oolismev was lured from the straight and narrow path while here. Or perhaps he met a few coffee boom ers and thought tnat one gooa ne un served another. v.vAn with Mabel Clare Craft's effort at hand it is, clear that the great book on Hawaii is yet to be produced, mis suggests that perhaps it is impossiDie to portray Hawaii in a single volume. spnafnr Henrv M. Teller, of Colo- TOrtr. who made one of the best of the PTiwnsinn sneeches heard at wasning 4 . . - ton suere-ests that a commission ue -"" . . . , 1 1 selected by the President to visic xne PMiinnines and renort and recommenu. The Senator declares tnat tne commis sion should have no members irom Congress. Senator Teller was expected ME NO TI OBJECT We have a line of fine leather goods 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 our competitors. PERFUMERY Is our forte. Our line of Palmer's, Lazell, Dalley & Co., Lund- borgs, Colgate, Pinauds, Rigand & Co., Roger & Gallet, is complete. The rush and turmoil at tendant upon the approach of and during the holiday5 being over and Deaceful I quiet having once more set tied, now is the time to con sider the necessities of home. In making out vour 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-date. Nothing so detracts from the appearance of a horse as a shabby harness and equip ment. Nothing so attracts and adds to the appearance of a horse as a fine harness and equipment such as we are displaying. 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 attract ive carriage and heavy equipments. BRUCE WARING & CO. Offices: 7 and 8, Progress Block. Occident and Orient! -ooo- BOTH ENDS MEET AT HOLLISTER & CQ.'S TOBACCO STOH -ooo- Ell MUM II llllllll 1111 -4"k7 rnrT OT I m mm mmWi mmm km. Sale Still Goes On. in ii UK I. Limited. tana and Manila Gig Just Received ex Stmrs. Belgic and Australia. Coiner Foil and Merchant Streets. For a Maile Select Colo (WITHOUT A RIVAL.) m PRRffllMRS TOILET SRTS. TOILET WATK 1 lliLi l mil umuK From American, French and English Walters. Benson, Smith & Co LIMITED- Fort and Hotel Streets. The Great Clearance Hfiii MM ttt tM THE BALANCE OF THE STOCK HAVING ARRIVED, WE ARE NOW PREPARED TO SELL AT THE FOLLOWING PRICES: - . W V f" f . I -11 . wide, io yards 7?cts. All other goods at proportionate Prices. -ooo arid TO VS. At your own price. The whole Stock must be cleared. TOYS and DO tremendous bargains in 1 1 L-1 IV! E RV, being the very latest . btyies seiecieu uum d idaiiiuiwuic iscgciu oui. luhuuu, oiucn "5 7 7 7"" r, OOO son.' ADVERSE LEGISLATION. TOWELS, BEDSPREADS AND BLANKETS, must be sold at any prtc. Read7 Made CLOTHING, COLLARS aad CUFFS, NECKTIES and a Co plete Stock of UNDERWEAR wlU be cleared at any price, as w are 6oinS out of tte business. SATTjflTl HATS, tie Latest StTle. J1.25 each. TABLE LINEN AND NAPKINS at Bargain Prices 1 , ?. I f, TH1 LIFETIME. SlBRACE IT. SHEETINGS AND PILLOW CASES ill be sold at a sacrifice. The Louisiana Planter publishes an elaborate article, written by Mr. Henry A Brown, the sugar statistician, on "The Effect of Annexation upon the Sugar Industries of the United States." The point he makes, in order to show Street SMJ 0 o s) sD ss f '.v ' if- ;. .4 til