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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER: IIONOLULU. MAY 13, 1899.
Commercial Advertiser. SATURDAY MAY 13 IS IT TUEASOSV Mr. Atkirucn of Boston is unwise ami unpatriotic in the opinion of many, in sending papers and pamphlets to the officers of the army in "Manila in order to convince them that the Philippine war ought not to be prosecuted. The dispatches state that the administra tion feels badly alout it, and would Jike to muzzle Mr. Atkinson. Even if it i admitted that he is unwise, and impolitic, he is simply using his legal and constitutional right of free speech, and only the proclamation of Martial law will authorize the Government to disturb him. "Treason," says the Constitution, "consists only in levying war against them (tho United States) or in adher ing to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort." f The statutes also pro vide for the punishment of offenders. But the aid and comfort must be ex pressed in an "overt" act. The dog may bark, but must not bite. You may talk about sending guns and pow der to the enemy, but there is no trea son in it, unless you attempt to deliv er guns and powder to the enemy. The palladium of liberty in America is the right to perpetually wag the tongue. It Is the theory that political nonsense, like a bad smell in the open air, will soon dissipate itself, and the more you try to confine it, the longer it will last and more offensive it will be. During the 1 Civil war, Secretary Stanton made some shocking blunders in trying to curb the right of free speech. v. When Gen. McCiellan :was the Dem ocratic candidate for the Presidency in 1864, and during the Civil war, with Uncoln as the opposing candidate for re-election, the policy of the Demo cratic party was in. opposition to the prosecution of the war. The Demo cratic journals and orators did then just what Mr.' Atkinson is- charged with doing now. They sent large large quantities of redhot reading ma terial to the men of the army camped on the battlefields, with the intention of securing their votes against Lin coln's policy. As the soldiers had the right as citizens to vote, they also had the dght to read and hear. Lincoln's majority wa3 only 407,342 votes. Not the least attempt was made by the administration to stop the circula tion of what was" called "treasonable matter " simply because it could not be done legally. Of course, there was the usual crowd ' of earnest patriots and partisan journals that wanted all "copperheads" to be put in irons and chained to the floors of deep dun geons, and the "copperheads" were ex tremely Irritating to the loyal men. But it is the glory of Anglo-Saxon political life that when the real test of their principles is made, there is al ways a "saving majority" who keep the ship of state on an even keel, and hold down the excited crowd that madly rushes from one side of the deck to the other, so that at times the taf Trail dips thewater, or rushes at the helmsman an tries to get the tiller out of bis hands. These people really belong to the South American repub lics, where free 'speech is held to be rather a dangerous article, and must be kept, under , lock and key by the Government. Mr. Atkinson1 can do no harm to the cause of "expansion even if he sends carload3 of opposition literature to the officers and soldiers ; in Manila. We have no place in our political system, like that of Russia, where the good po litical papa cuts out of the newspa pers, before handing them to the chil dren, all literaturOirealculated" to make the children feel 'uneasy and become discontented. ,v If t the American soldier has not sense enough to answer Mr. Atkinson's arguments, he belongs to Aguinaldos forces and ought to have no place in the American lines. THE IDAHO STK1KK. and property with indifference. No man nare testify against these lawless nun. me ioui murctr, iat tar, m idaho, of one Hawaiian born, bv a large . jrans of "union" cutthroats who were j American citizens, has not been aveng ed. The law is trampled upon. This is only a temporary condition of thing3. There will be, without any doubt, an evolution into a better state. But is it really necessary that there should be such despotism and even martyrdom? Or, shall we be philoso phers and regard outrages as only as pects of our national growth, just as we regarded the murder of the settlers in early days, by the Indians, as one of the stages of evolution. The experience of the majority of mining towns shows the danger of car rying on industrial work by men with out hemes, of men who can, and' will, commit crime and get away, without much risk of punishment. Public opin ion is made in the mining' towns by the miners, and public opinion made by a floating population is neither wise nor safe. SHALL WE ELECT? Some people in town ask the ques tion and it is also asked by the Coon Cat Avalanche: "Why should the September elections in Hawaii be al lowed to take place?" The reason for asking the question is, that it is as sumed that any legislature elected will be abolished by the organic law which will be passed for the government of this territory. If those who ask the question would read the annexation act, they would see that it clearly provides for the en forcement of our municipal laws until Congress directs otherwise. These mu nicipal laws require an election of members of the Legislature in Septem ber. Neither the Government here, or the Executive in Washington can alter or nullify a law of Congress, however useless or absurd that law may be. The administration, in the matter of regulating immigration, has briefly and most pointedly informed President Dole that, until Congress acts, the Ha waiian municipal laws must be en forced. The election of the Legislature at the present time would seem to involve an unnecessary expense. But the proba bilities are that it will be in session before Congress enacts any organic law. That event, owing to the general debate on colonial and territorial mat ters, may not happen until late in the session. MarqiUville Church. Tomorrow, May 14th, Rev. Father Clement of the Catholic Mission will celebrate mass in the Catholic Church of Marquesville (Punahou) at 10:30 a. m. The collection during the serv ice will be for the needs of the church. The congregation will consider the two great wants of that new church a bell to call the faithful to church and an crgan to accompany the choir. The estimated cost of both bell and organ is less than $120. Committees are urged to go around to try to get that sum of money. All the faithful and friends are invited to contribute. Or Ajtmcsr Ax Al nk PURE WiTER. ooo- NEW BILL at ORPHEUM ATER tonight. THE- The Only High Grade Baking Powder Offered at a Mod erate Price. NONE SO GOOD. If the advice given in those tare words 13 heeded, good health will fol low. City water is not good for manj reasons, principally, because it is con taminated with vegetable and putrid matter of all descriptions. A simplf analysis shows this to be a fact. EXCERCISE '.Our doctors are busy treating pa tients who are suffering from com plaints, more especially malarial dia orders, which will be materially bene fitted if they drink a water that Is pur and possesses curative features, as doe Bartlett Spring Water. DUE Ask your family physician about th water, and if he is honest he will en dorse Its use. All who have drank the water spea In the highest of terms for it. This climate demands the use of such a water and you cannot afford to be without It VIGILANCE. 1 Terrible Pains In the Stomach Dreadful Head achesFace and Neck Covered With Boils Cured by Hood's Sar saparilla Skin is Now Clear. " I was covered with boiU allover my face and neck. I had dreadful headaches and pains in my stomach. I took medicines, but was not much benefited, and I pro cured six bottles of Hood's Sarsaparilla. After taking the first bottle I could see an improvement. When I had taken a few more Lotties the boils had all gone, my skin was clear, my appetite returned, and my health was entirely restored. I am thankful I ever found such a blood puri fier as Hood's Sarsaparilla. I paid out r good deal of money for useless medicines before taking Hood's Sarsaparilla." W. F. Beckwith, Hurlock, Maryland. If you decide to try Hood's Sarsaparilla do not be induced to buy any other. Hood's Is the Best in fact the One Trtie r.loml Turi fier. I'.e sure to get Horxr.s. Trice 1. six for $5. Hood's Pills are the only pills cotakp with Hood's SarsaparilL. TIMELY TOPICS April 1 2th, 1899. 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 n ok 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 made. The inner frame is made from per fectly odorless wood, and is lined witb zinc, polished as bright as a mirror, presenting a very clean and attractive appearance. 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 $50. If you get more ice than your re frigerator will hold we would advise you to get one of our V, We will serve free of charge a gla of this wonderful natural Spring water at our Soda Counter to all wh care to ccme and test Its virtues. W deliver the water to your home in cas lots at $6.50 for 50 pints, $9.50 for 5 quarts. I'll ffii SOLE 1GENTS. ANNOUNCEMENT EXTRAORDINARY! Another big shipment of 100 tons has arrived for MathewsV Furniiure Store. Everything must be sold at Bargain Prices to make room for this new shipment. Tremendous reductions in wire and wool mattresses; Bedroom Sejs, 6 pieces, from $20 up; Chairs reduced to 60 cents; Pillows from 50 cents up: Bedsteads, wire cots, canvas cots, hammocks almost given away. Baby Carriages in great variety, also Baby Chairs and Rockers. Come and see how we slaughter prices. Ii. S. MATHEWS & SON, Furniture Dealers. 26 Reretania St , near Fort St Ice Chests. We also have them in all sizes, vfrom $8.50 to $25.00. -OOO- We have just received some ver pretty Water Coolers. 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 avoid with ordinary lining. Sizes are 2, 3 and 6 gallons, and range in prices according. Ik iii lit ft. Limited 307 FORT ST SUB-DIVISION OF THE BKMMlk UKMEitt y o U Q. 6a 1 ' Ul Lot I I 5 ; . V 5 Si L I 1 1 to T G7.4 es " es 1 1 K N G S These finely improved Lots for sale. Location excellent. Lots planted with choice trees and shrubbery. Prices reasonable. Lots i, 2, 4 and 5 are sold- Lot 3 A Beautiful Lot. Best bargain in town. Easy terms to purchaser, OMo EE35iH33ESaffi Inquire of Bruce faring k CO. "LT There is Just Enough Moisture 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. - TELEPHONE NO. 364. - Kin or Street. P. O. BOX NO. 67 9' MosqtaStoMinie Will Drive Mosquitoes Away. Cures the Bites! Brings Comfort f OSVblV AT Benson, Smith & Co LIMITED- I Fort and Hotel Streets. A w The strike and the destruction of property in Idaho is another illustra tion of the effect of the uneven devel opment of a community. In the de sire to obtain sudden and great wealth, all the conditions for securing social safety are neglected. Mines are open od and a crowd of roughs and irre sponsible miners are invited to work them. Th-se men are without families or social ties, as a rule. No effort is made to create well-ordered commu nities of families, so a3 to have law abiding people Although many of the mines are profitable, the owners, who are generally absentees, prefer to use the earnings for the'r personal advan tage instead of -spending a part of them in building up civilized communities. The result is the tyranny of the un ions, and the slavery of the owners. The despotism of the miners ?s as vig orous and crval as that of the Turkish ffiotols. "While the flag floats over the property, and all join in singing "Sweet land of liberty," the unions treat life Z GllpS 6, All Others! Will be Commenced TODAY, and will Continue ... FOR m s ) ) C?) Cm A Reduction of 25 Per Cent will be Made in All the Following Lines: Muslin Underwear, Napkins, Sheetings, Table Linens. Pillow Casing, Umbrellas, Parasols, and our entire line of . , . I inn 13 o i'te cl ills:si. t 50 Per Cent Reduction in Our Entire Line of Shirt Waists. These Goods are all NEW ann were Carefully Selected, which insures Greater Bargains as nothing will be reserved. The e-rly patrons r. ve the choice. Queen Street, SB Dry Goods & j I K ; t. 1 ft vv t i ( it P. I! && ($ 0ag)