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The Pacific commercial advertiser. [volume] (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, March 09, 1899, Image 4

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Contnarclal Advertiser.
The refusal of the Spanish Cortez
to ratify the treaty of Paris may cause
somo emoarrassment, but it "will be
finally ratified. The government at
Washington lias kept the contingency
of a failure to ratify well in view, and
the warships are ready for service. If
Spain haa any well equipped warships,
she could annoy American commerce,
imt if she did, it would provoke active
liostiUUes. If the Cortez persists in
refusing to ratify, the United States
will continue in possession of the con
quered land3, and pursue her present
policy, without consulting the Span
iards. But the $20,000,000 due under
the treaty, if ratified, will be withheld.
The Spanish, government will find a
nvay to secure ratification. No doubt
tho strong opposition to the treaty in
our own Senate has imisled many of
the Spanish politicians, and they may
liope to get better terms.
A correspondent, in another column,
asks why about fifteen returning Ohi
iramen, holding regularly issued re
turning permits, were sent baok- to
China in the Coptic, when they, had
.the right to appeal from the decision
of the immigration Commissioner to
tlhe Secretary of the Treasury, and
pending the appeal the persons mak
ing it had the rigt "to' remain her?. '
The law governing these cases is as
"In every case where an alien is
exclude! from admission into die
iUndted States, under any law or treaty
now existing or hereafter made, the
decision of the appropriate immigra
tion or customs officers, if adverse to
the admission of such, alien, shall be
final, (unless reversed on appeal to the
Secretary of the Treasury."
Approved August 18, 1S94.
It -was t said at the time of their ar
rival here, that access to the names
of many Chinese, in the possession of
the authorities, whoever the author
ities were, and access to many of the
Chinese themselves with return per
mits, was forbidden. This is a fact
of which we have no positive proof.
Jf these returning Chinamen were
forbidden facilities to protect their
Tights, by an appeal to the Secretary
of the Treasury, it was an act of gross
injustice. It Is hardly to be presumed
tlhat theseChinese with liberty, proper
ty -and the right to reside (here with,
their families, all at stake would return
to CMna, without some effort to avoid
such a distressing event. We do not
fenow whether the officials wiio drove
tihem back to China informed them of
-this right of appeal, and, further, in
formed them that as a mattter of
course, they could remain here until
the appeal was decided by the Secre
tary of the Treasury. The report cur
rent at the time was that they were
left in ignorance of their rights, and
ns one humane woman said it had
"the touch of the Dreyfus trial about
ji, an oriving lutiii uauw. iu vyiiiua.
The Federal law of 1894, providing
for an appeal, declares that if the ex
clusion is made, under "any law or
treaty now existing or hereafter
made," then an appeal may be made.
The right of appeal to the Secretary
is given, therefore, from any decision
made under the annexation act.
If these unfortunate people were sent
back, because they did not knew of
this explicit right to appeal, or if sent
back, because they were unable to
make the appeal, for want of means,
it was an act of injustice for which
the community is morally responsible.
When a person charged with crime
tells the Court he Has no means for
paying lawyers, the Court directs some
lrwyer to defend him, and his services
are gratuitous.
Aside from the evidence of current
report, winch, is "as reliable as the evi-'
dnce of the usual current reports
hich men believe, there is something
singular in the way those Chinamen
were driven back on the Coptic, when
they had the right of appeal, and the
right co-existing with it to remain un
til the appeal was heard. One of these
returning men with a regular permit
-was a resident of Maui with his wife
and child. He owned on that Island
considerable property. For some rea-
. son he did not exercise his right of
appeal. Why?
It would have been only just and
humane and strictly legal as well, for
the Commissioner or The Collector of
Customs acting with 'Mm, to have said
to ihim: "I shall order you 'back, be
cause I am a subordinate and have no
'tfcretion in the case. But you have
tlie right of appeal from my order to
the Secretary of the Treasury. The
law gives it, and the law contemplates
an effectual appeal. It does k not con
template driving you back to China,
at your own expense and forcing you
, to stay there until the appeal is heard,
i must detain you here until the Sec
retary decides."
And now comes the order from the
Secretary releasing the.se men. They
ar. in duress and beyond roach. All
we can new do, it seem?, is to borrow
the key, open tho door, and k:uvl at
the Special Agent's "altar of devotion,"
and thank God that the Flag covers
such a touching example of justice and
Our local government has generous
ly supplied brains and money to sus
tain the Federal authorities in this
matter. For this service it is cordially
thanke-d by the Administration. We
look upon its relation to this affair,
as that of a by-stander who is sudden
ly called in by the Sheriff to assist in
hanging a man. He aids the law in
tying up the criminal's legs, but re
grets the necessity that forced him.
as a citizen, to obey and aid the
A. Ireland, in the Popular Science
Monthly, advocates the establishment
of contract labor in the tropics by the
northern races, on the ground that it is
only by a method of this kind that
the tropical races can be improved.
He takes no mercenary vtow of the
case, and advocates It only as the
most practicable way of advancing
these races. He cites the example of
the English Colonies, where East In
dia and Chinese labor is employed on
the penal contract plan with great
success. It is no doubt true that it is
successful, but the supervision cf the
relations between the planters and la
borers is in the hands of competent
and honest officials.
Even if, under wise management,
the penal labor system would elevate
the tropical natives, it is idle to hope?
for any tolerance of it by the American
people at present. The English people
accept penal contract labor, under
careful supervision, as an excellent
colonial policy, and as a policy that
does not conflict with the home or
domestic policy regarding restraints
upon labor. The. British public has
been educated to recognize and approve
of these distinct and radically conflict
ing methods of dealing with labor.
The American public has from col
onial times, with the exception of cer
tain peculiar views regarding African
slavery, steadily opposed any restraint
of a penal nature upon labor. Even
the most conclusive reasoning cannot
change its mind on the subject at pres
ent. The laboring men, who control
the majority of the votes of the nation.
would regard any legislation permit
ting penal labor contracts in the tropi
cal possessions as an entering wedge
for general penal contract labor af
fecting all persons. Therefore, so far
as the United" States is concerned, Mr.
Ireland and'iMr. Kidd do not give any
practical method of civilizing the
The moderate success of Che Brit
ish in preserving the natives of Rara
tonga from destruction is due to the
arbitrary policy or forbidding the sale
of rum from Christian countries, and
especially in keeping out the "bum
mers" from civilized lands. This po
licy strikes at commerce, and the civil
ized races do not yet see their way
clear to improve the condition of the
heathen unless there is money in it.
Even in this land blessed in its mem
ories of missionary work, the labor
of the heathen from Asia is vastly
more important to us than their moral
welfare. The theorist intent upon im
proving the inhabitants of the tropic3
must take a new grip on the subject.
A man patronizing a cheap KJon
dike restaurant at the rates given else
where would easily develop an appetite
for. Hawaiian sugar plantation stocks
President McKinley is determined
Of New, Stylish,
They Comprise a General
mat headquarters shall have t-;rr.-i;.:i
con;munifMticn with th
Italy naa I-u.d a bay In China, ar.d
will likely have coolie labor soori :o
low the iio!.s tnrouh micaronl rr..
There are indications that i;:rmany
is u'.-coming willing for that Oriental
Alliance of which Lord Char!? !r-s-ford
spoke so a:hus!a!.Ici!!y.
Thought of tho question h -a-rvjM
be called upon to answer at th dis
armament conference perhaps causJ
the Czar to become ill.
In any event Dreyfus will d.e with
the consolation of having rMchd a
prominent place in tho history of a
country that has produced a Ww.n
of remarkable persona s.
It appears that Dowry i h jn'.v
man in any way connect d with ih?
war and e.vap'.ns criticism l:i Con
gress. It is a long cry frcui Washing
ton to Manila and Dewey say !!:.
If the advice giv?n in tho.-e three
words is heeded, good health will fol
low. City water is not good for many
reasons, principally, because it is con
taminated with vegetable and putrid
matter of all descriptions. A simple
analysis shows this to be a fact.
Our doctors are busy treating p.i-
tients who aro suffering from com
plaints, more especially malarial dis
orders, which will be materially bene
fitted if they drink a water that is pure
and possesses curative feature?, as doos
Bartlett Spring Water.
Ask your family physician about th
water., and if he U honest he will ea-
dor&e Its use.
All who have drank the water speak
In the highest of terms for It.
This climate demands the use of
such a water and you cannot afford to
be without It.
We will serve freo of charge a glass
of this wonderful natural Spring
water at our Soda Counter to all who
care to ccme and test Its Tirtues. We
deliver the water to your home in ca
lots at JG.50 for 50 pints. J3.50 for 50
Up-to-Date Goods, bought direct from the leading Manufacturers of Europe, and will be sold at
Stock of
Goods, Dress Goods, Laces,
Embroideries and Artistic Millinery,
Almost Blind
Scrofula Affects tho Ejcs Little
Ooy Treated b an Oculist With
out Relief Out Now Ho Is Well.
Whtn my lit!! kym. ihrrr rr.otstLt
old hi r?r t-cvrr. try crr an 4 ht w is
aln.ot Mind. I took him to a: ctaUi
who Created Mm for ! month, and left
hln a had a h at th? U-'nalr;.
Finally IIviT Srarr;I!a rrrutn
rr.rndvU and I Ucn citing 1: to hlnv
In !- than thm he atu
to iro Into the un -without cvtcrinc
hl eyr, and to!y hi rxr art jr?rt!
Ac!!, and h!t) cam and r.o-c, h;ch ntrx
I idly afTcctrd, are a!o t!. HrvxT
Srai4ri!U hat certainly ilonr xon2-rt
for my toy.' Mt. J.vxr II. I'Aircrr.
Amador. California. Itr.-n;tf
Sarsaparilla vt,i,
r.r.rr. .::drnn::!. fi iU vr.'ttr-!
, , tit it aii p:rt-i'''i uvf
IlOOll S lJIIIS ..Mil!o..: ,a;vij4rr.u
February 2ist. 1899.
Ilvrry s'-ccicr, ai I: a V;::r. -bring
t:j on:t:!.!r.; uful ar. 1 of
ten ornawnta!. Af:cr r j-:. .1 irUI
wo have at !.it fo :r.d t:." ar:S.-
w.-.:iud; it Is now u!rr! f-r s'.c to
the p::l'.Ic of ilonalt:'. i a: f.i-: frUt
Wo aro an'oi :i ;r. ct
ho-if.hjM. tie
A fort of dread may prevail an.cng
hoti.-ewlvrs that pcrhar itovo
m'.qh: explode, but wc can honcit;y say
that they are perfectly sxfe la every
homo. To endor our statement Jui:
have a talk tlth any Insurance agent;
he will tell you at or.ee that he would
rath, r Iniure a Lor.e wh'ro thc.e
stoves arc used than iuue a policy oa
a honvo where different 's'.ovei arc ucJ.
Yon wonder why the Ulue 1-Tamc
stove should be Letter tbaa any o:hcr.
We'll tell you. In this country the mat
ter of fuel li a very Iare Item of ex
pens. As you haw turned over a
new laf since the New Year an 1 la-
tend economizing where yo4 never
thought of lxfor yo:i may bfgla on
your coal and wood. It is a positive
fact that the "llI.Ui: i'LAME"- ui
only about otuvhalf the quantity of fuel
any other stove doc. Another great
advantage Is that there is no smoke or
These stoves are placed on rollers
and are so light they can be easily
moved about. Wc have them In two
sizes, one with two burners with oven
attached and the other with three
burners witn oven. (The price of theje
stoves is $16, $22.50 anJ $2:.00). Wc
can't tell you all about them; thi bcit
thing to do Is to come rnd look at
We aro selling tho Celebrated
FISH Hit STCHL HANG I. for woo-1 and
coal at $i5.
II 111 Hardware .
" 307 FORT ST.
Just Received Ex Australia.
"Pacific Heights" Notice.
A l-l Heat:, r. yzVA 1- rrIvol aI :h o?..cr f WajIhc CVx
for il.r i':rvha- t f on
Miu!rl n the ix am;,r.i LllifUc
l-ctnccn Ntiuar.u ar..l lauru Valtrrn arM o rcrrantlin a sprrl Kiriiit
anil ..tn;c vicn- tr-tch;rjs from l;ia:cr.v! HcaJ, ovrr !urchiol to lLo
Waianac Kat.pcof Mcur.:a:r.f.
A ! roa.,c;r.!ins IVu!rvanl ptit 3;c: tr c j rcj:tr ; now
in rour of roc?tnjcX:on anl Cbour of uiT.cirrit ana for mssi
tifrnt !:o:r.r-tea! will fn !e availaKc.
m On Nuuar.tt cf 1 1 ill i m, yd iro!rcUcj: it imn
the high ttir.l tul hravy !.orrr of th Nuoar.u Vallrr, emtiric;: a
aluhrtou. cliruatr.
The eVvatin f the ir.crtr frum 10 lo HQ fcrt iTot
Aj .l:ct: n nill l- n-jru!-e:ol a:il !v! atJ choir ill If
a!!!tcl a xvlir.- th r.a:.Ur of the aj.'.icatioa.
tnly 1XX3 f r a L: 101 hv '2 0 !m Term r r.
Offices: 7 and S, Progress Block.
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HolMster & Co0
American, Havana and Manila Cigars
Fine Grades SMOKING T0I5ACC0 a specialty.
Cor. Fort and Herchant Sts. - - - Honolulu
. Will Drive Mosquitoes Away.
Cures the
GVaC -
Benson, Smith & Co
Fort and Hotel Streets.
Tl;c rire Jrawi ifloai frcm lb
lif of tl.r i4i!"!'l.crc antl thuu Jp tLo
n:outh of tl;r fltrli; il pencratr a ljle of
cnnvcrnlron, conttrop!ativ iho-jphtfnl,
Wncvo'ent anJ t:nafTrctrxl 71. aJrrvt.
Smokers' Articles.
Brings Cornfortl

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