THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER: HONOLULU, JANUARY
W. N, ARMSTRONG EDITOR
KIDD'S THEORY ABOUT THE
One of the most valuable and timely
books of the last year was Benjamin
fKMd's "Control of the Tropics."
It presents an entirely new aspect
of the relations of the nations occupy
ing, the temperate zones with those
occupying the tropics. The author is
an Englishman and i3 employed in the
India service. It is his opinion that
the'United States must now look to
a "World wide trade, and' that it can
not "remain indifferent to the condition
of the countries, especially the tropi
cal ones, with which it must establish
close trade relations.
Mr. Kidd was recently asked by the
editor of the Atlantic Monthly, what
attitude the United States should take
towards the formation of colonies,
keeping in view the principles of self
government that underlie American
institutions. Mr. Kidd says the Amer
icans must answer that question them
selves. But he reiterates what he has
clearly said in his book that the tropi
cal possessions of the United States
cannot be colonies, because the inhab
itants of the United States cannot emi
grate to and live in the tropics. He
insists that "the white man can never
-be acclimatized in the tropics," and,
consequently, the inhabitants of the
Jtropical possessions must continue to
be their natural inhabitants. The pos
sessions, 'he claims, must be governed
by the United States, as a trustee for
civilization. If it is urged that such
a government will be an abandonment
of the principles of self government,
2ie replies, "What of it? What nation
i9 consistent in its creed and prac
tice?" His proposition regarding the ac
climatization of the white race in the
tropics ia one founded on fact. He
"knows, as well as every man knows,
-who has considered the matter that the
possibilities of the white man in the
tropics are entirely unknown. He
"knows of no case where any colony
of white men have made any rational
attempt to colonize in the tropics, ex
cepting perhaps in Queensland. As a
trader or adventurer the white man
nas settled in the tropics, but he has
invariably attempted to surround him
self with the customs and usages, es
pecially the bad ones, of the northern
races. There has been no reason why
the farmers of the temperate zone
should settle in the tropics. The in
telligent farmer has invariably made
a fair living at home, and as a rule,
lived in comfort, and obtained the ad
vantages of civilization. Even In these
Islands during over 70 years of close
commercial intercourse, less than
2,000 American males out of 70,000,000
of people have settled here hardly the
population of a small village. The tro
pics as a source of wealth for the agri
cultural immigrant cannot be compar
ed with the temperate zones until
there has been an opening up of lands,
and the establishment of good govern
ment. Even then we doubt if it can
be shown that there is more profit in
the banana, coffee, pineapple and other
industries than there is in the raising
of wheat, corn, vegetables, fruit, hay
The great danger in attempting to
colonized the tropics is that the idea
prevails in the temperate regions that
'men can live without work where
there is no frost. The only advantage
which the lazy man finds in the tro
pics is in the "emancipation from
clothing." But the northern farmer
who buys a suit once in three years,
does not find the cost a heavy bur
Accurate knowledge of the condi
tions of the several parts of the world
will show, in the long run, that, under
proper economic laws, the struggle for
existence is about the same every
The problem of acclimatizing the
white man in the tropics may, after
all, be only a speculative one. There
will be room enough for him in the
temperate zones for centuries to come.
In the United States the white an an
stands in mortal fear of the yellow
man, unless he can make a tool of
him, so he may conclude finally to let
the yellow man dominate socially in
the tropics of the Pacific, and decline
any general experiment of national ac
AN AMERICAN ROMANCE
The farewell dinner to Lord and
Lady Curzon in London, an account
of which appears in another column
is an evidence of the changing ways
of the world. The Viceroy of the vast
Indian Empire; with Its 300,000,000 of
people sits down to a banquet with his
friends in an informal way, with his
beautiful American wife to aid him.
And when he speaks to these distin
guished people of rank and talent, he
forgets the stilted phrases and etiquet
te of the Court, and tells his audience
what "Mary and I" will do when they
reach their new home and the Vice
What indeed would Clive and War
ren Hastings have said, if when found
ing this magnificent empire in the
East, they had been told, that several
hundred year9 afterwards in a spot
in the American wilderness a thou
sand mile3 from the ocean a city
would ris-e, and out of it would step
a beautiful girl, an American Jewess,
who would share the Vice-regal throne
of the empire which they had built
with "blood and iron."
A WISE PRESIDENT.
At a dinner of the Grant Post, at the
Montauk Club in Brooklyn, Dr. Stro-
bridge paid this tribute to President
Mc Kin ley:
"Surely, it is not cant or affectation
to suppose that the man who from his
desk in the White House ha3 quietly,
firmly and prudently directed the af
fairs, is a visible and faithful expres
sion of the good will of heaven toward
us. When we consider how great
havoc might have been wrought by
mistaken or hasty leadership, we must
regard it a matter of especial grati
tude that we have been able to rely
with assurance upon a man wise with
out ostentation, patient and yet alert,
aggressive yet self-contained, energetic
without excitement, courteous, cour
ageous, correct, with the eye of a
patriot and the will of a conqueror.
He stands before us so commanding,
so splendid that the shafts of criticism
aimed against him fall at his feet in
bouquets of admiration. And today, in
the esteem of the world and the af
fection of his countrymen, the highest
seat i3 occupied by our President,
As the difficulties of governing the
inhabitants of Cuba become more ap
parent, the President's wisdom in re
fusing to recognize the independence
of the Cuban Government, before the
war, becomes more conspicuous.
Pressed and worried by the Senate to
give that elusive Government standing,
he alone stood steadfast and never
yielded. Why Senators qualified and
able to make correct judgments in poli
tical affairs should have persistently
urged a course that seemed then to
many to be unwise, and it is now evi
dent would have been most unfortun
ate, can only be explained on the
theory that in executive matters one
head is better than many.
Sewall Republican: "We want the
Republican platform here, but can't it
be shortened up a little on home rule?"
Friend: "Yes. Give it the dog rem
edy; cut off its tail behind it's ears."
THE PASSING HOUR.
It must be admitted that it is a real
Greater Harbor that is required here
The 1899 crop of new school houses
for the Islands promises to be very
A genuine curiosity from Manila
would be a letter from a man who did
not undertake to look into the future.
There is put forth the platform of
the American Sabbath Observance So
ciety. It has not a word about Sunday
This community, as well as the pro
moters of the entertainment should be
proud of the financial success of the
Hawaiian concert for Hawaiian bene
fits. The Annexation of the Cosgrove
portraits of Lincoln and Grant by Ho
nolulu is a happy acquirement. Now
for lectures on the lives of these great
There has been selected for this pa
per and is published today what is re
garded as the best brief review of the
assing century. The epitome is
worthy close study. It will give the
investigator and the observer, as well
THE BALANCE OF THE
Fine WhiteDress Goods, ?cts. a yard; Fine Printed Nainsooks, sets, a yard; French Organdies, 10 cts. a yard;
new patterns, iocts a yard; Fine French Organdies, 15 yards, $1.00; Victoria Lawns, 32
wide, 10 yards 7jcts. All other goods at proportionate Prices.
tremendous bargains in
SAILOR HATS, the Latest Stylo, $L25 each.
TABLE LINEN AND NAPKINS at Bargain "Prices.
Ready Made CLOTHING, COLLARS
as the average man, some idea of how
crude civilized life has been after all.
WTho can say that authors are im
practical people when Geo. H. de la
Vergne includes in the preface to his
book of sketches and poems on Hawaii,
proper notice to intending emigrants
on the Mainland?
When Washington becomes the na
tional capital of this territory, "with all
data of the Islands on file there, fairy
tales concerning the group will either
multiply in number or become fewer,
just as subjects for the scribes are
plentiful or scarce.
Those City of Columbia sailors cer
tainly have "Great Expectations."
The life of the Jack Tar i3 not a bril
liantly happy or quiet existence under
ordinary circumstances, but when he
signs in August and is promised pay
January 16 of the next year with the
reservation that a crippled steamer of
large size will be sold at auction in
Honolulu for $23,000, life seems to have
its cruelties as well as its kindness.
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. Barthrop, who has recently re
turned from a tour among the lead
ing makers throughout the United
In quality and price we are leaders.
COME AND SEE.
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 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.
STOCK HAVING ARRIVED, WE ARE NOW PREPARED TO SELL AT THE
- At your own
and CUFFS, NECKTIES and a Com
It is easy to purge, but that is not what
is wanted. A mild but sure and undis
turbing cathartic will 6et Nature to go
ing, and relieve the head, the stomach,
the liver and all the organs of the body
from the many and dangerous evils of a
clogged corporeal drainage.
Hood's PUls CURE Liver Ills, sick head
ache, biliousness, constipation, without
purging, without pain, without violence.
Hood's Pills are the only pills to take
with Hood's Sarsaparilla. Sold by all
druggists. 25c. Sent by mail on receipt
of price, by C i-ood & Co., Lowell, Mas
January 2nd, 1899.
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-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
1 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
307 FORT ST.
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price. The whole Stock must
being the very latest Styles
( THIS IS THE OPPORTUNITY OP A
1 LIFETIME. EMBRACE IT.
plete Stock of UNDERWEAR will be
h tH VVm n tVtt t
BRUCE WARING & CO.
Dealers in Lands.
Fire Insurance Agents.
CHOrCE BUSINESS and Residence Properties for Sale.
ELEGANT LOTS on Punchbowl Slope with fine marine view.
A BEAUTIFUL MODERN RESIDENCE on Green street. Terrace
grounds. Splendid view. Choice neighborhood.
A CHOICE RESIDENCE AT PUNAHOU. Large grounds convenient to
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 in suite) in "Progress Block."
RESIDENCE LOTS at Puueo, Villa Franca, and Reed's Island, Hilo.
We invite inspection of properties.
LOANS NEGOTIATED. Insurance Written on Residence
and Mercantile Risks.
We Invite Inspection of properties.
BRUCE WARING & GO,
Offices: 7 and 8, Progress Block.
Occident aod Orient !
BOTH ENDS MEET AT
HOLLISTER & CO.'S
Havana and Manila Cigars
Just Received ex. Stmrs. Belgic
Corner Fort and
Maile : Colo
(WITHOUT A RIVAL,)
From American, French
Benson, Smith & Co
Fort and Hotel Streets.
selected from a fashionable
TOWELS, BEDSPREADS AND
SHEETINGS AND PILLOW CASES
cleared at any price, as we are going
KJILM A KJJ
and English Makers.
Regent Street, London. Stock
BLANKETS, must be sold at anr nrtr.
-will be sold at a sacrifice.
out of the business.
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