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The Pacific commercial advertiser. [volume] (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1885-1921, May 06, 1899, Image 4

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THit pacific
Commercial Advertiser.
W. N. AhMalHONU - HU.1UM
to other devices like card playing, golf
or the ilraving of lots, in their efforts
to get the advantage of each other.
A copy of the Revue Internationale
(Paris) lately received here, contains
a review of a book titled La Guerre
Tho book has created a sensation
among the military men of Europe,
because th author of it is Jean do
IJloch. the celebrated military critic of
Russia. He reviews the advances made
in military science, and the works of
Uualmont and other noted writers on
military affaiis, and his conclusions are
startling. They are such as might be
made in composing a sensational mill
tary romance, and yet they are drawn
from the existing facts which are fami
liar to students of military matters.
They are the conclusions of a learnad
man. who has no superior as a critic,
and, who has tested them by the facts
accomplished since 1870, the date of the
Kran co-Prussian war.
He declares that the modern guns
and powder are so efficient that the
losses in battle would now be four
times as many as in the war of 1870.
The new rifles are forty times more
efficient than the rifles used in 1870,
and the value of artillery is from
twelve to fifteen times greater than it
-was at that date. Shells that ex
ploded at that time into nineteen or
twenty pieces are now broken into an
average of two hundred and forty
pieces. Cannister (bombe de font)
that scattered forty-feven pieces or
shots, in 1870, now distributes 1204
pieces, with the aid of pyroxline, and
spreads six hundred and fifty-six feet
nt a distance of three thousand three
hundred yards from the firing point.
The author says that the Prussian
General Rhone has stated that if 10,000
men were to attack a fort well armed,
they would be met at a distance of
2000 yards from it with, for instance,
1450 discharges of artillery, which
would carry 275,000 shot and shell.
The attacking force, unless under
-cover, would be annihilated before it
reached a point distant a mile from
the fort.
Rifles and smokeless powder make
he use of cavalry of little value. Nor
can skirmishers advance. The artillery
now in use is so deadly, a series of
earth works on a battlefield are abso
lutely necessary.
Bloch cites the description of Cap
tain M. Nigote of the French army as
to the method of battle, if it were
fought today in Europe. At a distance
of 6000 yards it would begin with ar
tillery on both sides. Men and horses
would be -swept down by the explod
ing shells and bullets. The great can
non of one army would disable the can
non of the other army. The advantage
would -be with the army that used the
most artillery. After artillery fire, the
infantry would advance. At 2000 yards
the rifle bullets would take effect.
There would be a hail storm of rifle
balls over the field. The artillery not
destroyed would cut up the attack
ing regiments. The field would- be
covered with the wounded and slain
When the reserves came up there
would be maintained a space of 1000
steps across which neither line of at
tack could cross, because of the terri
ble discharge of bullets. Shells loaded
-with melinite would crush and utterly
demolish houses and villages in the
way of the marching forces. The dead
on each side would be piled up into
Tampans about 1000 steps apart be
hind which men would protect them
selves. The battle would continue un
til the ammunition gave out, and the
armies were used up.
The author says that if the French
and Germans were to engage in an
other war similar to that of 1S70, it
might last a year, and in the end both
sides would be exhausted, and nothing
would be gained. The cost of such a
war would be on each side ten thous
and millions of francs, and the cost to
Europe would be forty thousand mil
lions of francs.
If the conclusion of the great writer
on military affairs is correct, and the
destructive power of modern weapons
is o vast, it indicates a sufficient rea
son for general disarmament in Eu
rope. So long as there is uncertainty
as to the result of battle, nations will
not disarm on any moral grounds. But
if it is accepted as a fact that an army
in a great battle cannot obtain the
-victory over another great army, and
the result will be destruction without
results, there will be a tendency to dis
arm. For even a comparatively small
army will be able to destroy any at
tacking force.
In the order of the evolution of
"God-like men," the power to utterly
exterminate each other seems to pre
cede the desire to enter into a general !
brotherhood. Like two frontier ruf- j
fians who get the "drop" on each other ;
at the same instant, and then shake
hands and "take something" together
instead of making a mutual extermin
ation, the nations, finding that war
means mutual destruction, will resort j
Mr. Edward Atkinson's oien avowal,
and defense, of his conduct in sending
pamphlets to our soldiers in the Philip
pines, which tend to discourage them
in the prosecution of the war, brings
up sharply the question of the rights
and duties of a citizen. While we be
lieve that Mr. Atkinson's views are
wrong, there is this to be said on his
behalf. He has the right under the
Constitution and laws to differ from
the views of the Administration, and of
all other citizens. He has the right
also to tell his fellow citizens who
are in the army what he thinks about
public affairs. They also have the
right to think and talk about the neces
sity and conduct of the war, because
they also are citizens who with other
citizens, must determine the policy of
the nation. Mr. Atkinson has the law
ful right to convince them that the
war policy is wrong, just as another
person has the right to convince them
that the war policy is sound and cor
rect. This case illustrates what the French
writer de Tocqueville called the "tyr
rany of democracy." He says that,
theoretically, free speech is tenderly
protected in a democracy, but in prac
tice, the majority have no bowels of
compassion for the minority, and like
to regard those who differ from them
as traitors and scoundrels, and do not
hesitate to crush them politically and
financially if they can do so by laws.
And there is also a considerable per
centage of persons in a democracy who
would like to see all those who differ
from them banished from the coun
try. We have the right to asume that
American citizens in our Philippine
army are capable of passing upon the
merits of our policy quite as well as
Mr. Atkinson can, and that he cannot
make them discontented in a just
cause, jo assume mat ne can uo any
mischief by circulating his pamphlets
among them is to assume mat our
soldiers are fools and lack intelligence
Indeed, the evidence is that the soldiers
understand the issues involved in the
war quite as well as Mr. Atkinson does.
Moreover, he will not be able to in
fluence the Regulars who have enlisted
to obey orders and fight. To advocate
the suppression of Mr. Atkinson would
be to urge the adoption of the old
practice that put a man in prison when
he disagreed with the ruling power.
.Matinee Hand Concerts.
fhis afternoon at Emma Square the
(band will play the following:
March Albanian Hall
Overture Jolly Students Suppe
Waltz Laura Millocker
Selection The Geisha Jones
Fantasia The Czarina Ganne
Finale On the Millstream ..Eilenburg
The Star Spangled Banner.
The regular Sunday matinee concert
will be given tomorrow at Makee
Island with the following selections:
Old Hundred.
Overture Peter Schmoll Weber
Romance Ethel Gonterno
Gaavotte Farewell Kappey
Grand International Musical Con-.,
gress , Sousa
Cornet Solo That Low, Soft Re
frain itzel
Mr. Charles Kreuter.
Selection Sullivan Songs Godfrey
Fantasia Goldbeetles Soiree ... Kling
Overture .Masaniello Auber
The Star Spangled Banner.
IF YOU LOVE your wife take her to
the ORPHEUM tonight.
It is easy to purge, but that is not what
fs wanted. A mild but sure and undis
turbing cathartic will get 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 Pills CURE Liver Ills, sick head
ache, biliousness, constipation, without
purging, without pain, without violence.
Liver Ills
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 .-ood & Co., LowcJl, Mas
April 1 2th, 1899.
The First American Bank of Hawaii,
as the predecessor of the First National
Bank of Hawaii, will, date its origin
from today. It is the necessary out
growth of the increasing business of
these Islands, and will go into opera
tion at a time when banking facilities
are much needed. The men who have
organized this bank are men of ex
perience and. reputation, and will place
its service upon the very best basis.
The subject of banking facilities will
be discussed later.
Tree Plantina.
The regular .monthly meeting of the
Board of Agriculture was held yester
day morning in the Judiciary building,
Minister Damon presiding. Messrs.
Herbert, King, Jordan and Taylor were
present. The matter of appointment of
a Commissioner and Secretary was de
ferred for the present. The planting
of trees along the Beach Road was dis
cussed by the Board and wilj be a mat
ter for further action at a special meet
ing to be held next Tuesday morning
at 9 o'clock.
If the advice given in those three
words Is heeded, good healtn 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 pa
tients who are suffering from com
plaints, more especially malarial dis
orders, which will be materially bene
fitted if they drink a water that la pure
and possesses curative features, as does
Bartlett Spring Water.
The cool weather we are having now
won't last long, all probabilities are
that after this cold snap is over we
may have hotter weather than ever we
had before. If this is the case, we
would advise you to secure some means
of keeping your butter and vegetables
fresh, and at the same time making
your ice bill a small item of expense.
If you are open for suggestions let us
mention a few things about our
s -1 v :
kl Lots I L J ,. I , q
Lot 2
is f-nHH hi1
$T HIM ;!'
These finely improved Lots for sale.
Location excellent. Lots planted with choice trees
Terms easy.
ill iliuli.
and shrubbery,
Inquire of
Prices reasonable.
Bruce Waring & CO.
Ask your family physician about tho
water, and if he is honest he will en
dorse 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 free of charge a glass
of this wonderful natural Spring
water at our Soda Counter to all who
care to come and test ita virtues. We
deliver the water to your home in case
We can honestly say it is the best
constructed refrigerator ever put on
the market. It will keep provisions
longer and use less ice than any other
The inner frame is made from per- I
-T.rv A11 1 1 1 1 m -
itcLiy ouoness woou, ana is nnea witn
zinc, polished as bright as a mirror,
presenting a very clean and attractive
They are also supplied with Patent
Syphon and solid metal shelves.
Our space will not permit us to say
anything more in regard to this article,
so we would like you to call and in
spect them yourself. We have them
in all sizes and are from $15 to $500.
If you get more ice than your re
frigerator will hold we would advise
you to get one of our
Ice Chests.
We also have them in all sizes, from
$8.50 to $25.00.
There is Just Enough Moisture
We have just received some
These coolers have wrought iron lin
ing, with pure agate enamel, preserv
ing the water and freeing it from me
tallic oxide, which is impossible to
lots at $6.50 for 50 pints, $9.50 for 50 'avoid with ordinary lining. Sizes are
2, 3 and 6 gallons, and range in prices
1 ijiiii life (1
In the air now to cause Severe Coughs, Colds, Grippe
and Rheumatism
Our COMPOUND COUGH SYRUP cures your coughs and colds.
Try our GRIPPE CAPSULES (the kind that cures.)
Our RHEUMATIC LINIMENT stops all your Aches and Pains.
Honolulu Drug Co.
Von Holt Block. - - -
Kin or Street.
P O BOX NO. 679
Will Drive Mosquitoes Away.
Cures the Bites!
Brings Comfort!
Benson, Smith & Co
Fort and Hotel Streets.
ad the Hawaiian Gazette
be Commenced TODAY, and wili Continue
A Reduction of 25 Per Cent will be Made in All the Following Lines:
Muslin Underwear, Napkins, Sheetings, Tab e Linens, Pillow Casing, Umbrellas, Parasols,
and our entire line of
These Goods are all NEW and were Garefull Selected, which
will be reserved. The early patrons have the choice.
Queen Street,
I in 3 ousted illis
50 Per Cent Reduction in Our Entire Line of Shirt Waists.
insures Greater Bargains as nothing
Dry Goods
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