THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER: HONOLULU, JANUARY 4, 1S09.
W. N, ARMSTRONG EDITOR
.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"
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Honolulu Messenger Service deliver
messages and packages. Tel. 378.
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.
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
January 2nd, 1899.
BRUCE WARING & CO.
Dealers in Lands.
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.
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
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.
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-
urned from a tour among the lead
ing makers throughout the United
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
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
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
We have a line of fine leather
goods that embraces almost every
thing useful made of leather at prices
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, 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
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 attract
ive carriage and heavy
BRUCE WARING & CO.
Offices: 7 and 8, Progress Block.
Occident and Orient!
BOTH ENDS MEET AT
HOLLISTER & CQ.'S
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Sale Still Goes On.
tana and Manila Gig
Just Received ex Stmrs. Belgic
Coiner Foil and Merchant Streets.
(WITHOUT A RIVAL.)
m PRRffllMRS TOILET SRTS. TOILET WATK
1 lliLi l mil umuK
From American, French and English Walters.
Benson, Smith & Co
Fort and Hotel Streets.
The Great Clearance
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THE BALANCE OF THE STOCK HAVING ARRIVED, WE ARE NOW PREPARED TO SELL AT THE FOLLOWING PRICES:
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wide, io yards 7?cts. All other goods at proportionate Prices.
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,
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
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