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THE TACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER: .HONOLULU, MAY IS, 1S99.
-4 1 4 ft i Commercial Advertiser W. N ARMSTRONG EDITOR THURSDAY : : : : MAY 18. KICUAUU cuokkii IS TRUTHFUL. Ilichard Croker has made some shocking revelations before a Ifsisla iive committee, which, is examining the ways of Tammany. The commit tee was created through Mr. Piatt's influence in order to exhibit the wick edness of the Tammany men. This thas been the practice for some yearn whenever the secret deals between Tammany and the Republican leaders were suspended by acts of bad faith in the mutual distribution of spoils. The investigations, for the last thirty years, Have invariably enueu in a iica understanding and a redistribution of the spoils. Although the Republican party, in the rank and file, stands for honesty and good government, its leaders have often been able to switch it off, at the last moment, from its true course, and yoke it with the Democracy, in a com mon chase for boodle. Only the power of the Mugwumps has arresetd this un holy alliance. When Mr. Croker says openly and distinctly that his theory is: "To the victors belong the spoils," he only re iteratCG the truth of the common prac tice in boih parties. The better class of journalists charge Croker with "moral oblivious ness." in making this acknowledge ment, but they do not appear to com prehend that behind Croker and Piatt is the moral obliviousness of the peo pie, who can, if they choose, instantly check this practice. It is useless to expect that the repre sentative shall be better than the peo pie he represents. It is the theory of democracy; that the people do the thinking, and, therefore, they wiil choose men who think as they think, and if they do not think, then the rep resentative, is allowed to do about as he pleases, ' and he usually, in these days, does, much that is. right and much that is wrong. The way to kill off the Crokers is to raise the moral character of the peo ple. Those who expect to see imme diate results are not willing to go back through the jungle to the springs and clean them out, but stand at the mouths of the rivers and declaim be cause the volume of the water is muddy. Clever and brilliant as the Rev. Dr. Parkhurst is, he failed to see that he was undertaking to do miracles, when he undertook to suddenly reform the morals of a great city. When he re turned from his European trip, after he had cleaned up, as he really be lieved, the great city, and found little evidence of his good work, he ex claimed: "I have gained nothing." He had only failed to comprehend the nature of the work he undertook. He closed no "dives," but he did not change the desire of men for "dives," any more than the Hawaiian love of poi can be destroyed by taking away the taro. The destruction of "dives," and the destruction of the spoils sys tem is only reached through the edu cation of the children. This system does not arise out of the "moral obliv iousness" of the politicians who sim ply take things as they find them, but out of the moral obliviousness of the majority of the community which makes large and rich pastures for the spoilsmen. 'iiL: siia:. raltli:. The battle of Mount Vesuvius, which gave the victory to ihe Romans over the Latins, and established the Roman conquest of the world, was not fought on either side until the "aruspices," or augurs, called Kahunas in these Isl ands, had examined the signs usually inanifested by the night of birds and the entrails of chickens. After the en trails of the animals sacrificed had been carefully inspected, and the lead ins and orthodox augurs had made fa vorable reports in solemn form, the battle was ordered. Is it wise to despise the ancient methods? A sham battle is about to take place near Ewa, and encourage the popular taste for gore. And be cause it is on Hawaiian soil it should have a Hawaiian flavor. It is not too Jate to engage the services of our chief Kahuna, Mr. J. S. Emerson, and give him the facilities for making the light one in accord ,with the strictest Kahu na etiquette and learning. By a distri bution of the white chickens and white pigs on one side, and the black pigs and black chickens on the other, the relative merits of color can be settled. If the conquest of the world was de termined by these intricate and semi eupernatural investigations, there is no reason why the shock of arms on the fatal plains of Ewa should not be guided by the same powerful influ ences. In the absence of any actual expe rience on the tented field, the com mandants of the rival forces wiil find in the advice of the Kahunas more .practical suggestions than in the study de IJlo'h or Mark Twain's philosophical book, "I low to Win Rattles." M-ijor-fJeneral Kmerson will please take command. THK SORROWFUL CONSUL. If you wish to look at the dark side of human nature, talk to a railway conductor, a hotel clerk, or a foreign consul. The British tourist and emigrant, as may be seen in an extract quoted else where, has an indistinct idea of the duties of the foreign consul, but in timf-s past, the American tourist re garded his foreign representative as a creature especially appointed to take care of him, be his servant, his pur chasing agent, his banker and ware house man. and the keener of an alms house. The average tourist believes that the consul can accomplish any thing he desires by threatening to bring over the American army, and if the foreigner sells him a pair of gloves that are defective, the consul can have them exchanged by threatening to break off diplomatic relations, al though the consul is not in the diplo matic corps. It is in the Embassador's chambers in London, especially, where the Em bassadors meet with the "holy terrors" of the persistent American women of wealth who wish to be presented at court. If a complete record was kept of the persistent applications for in vitations to the Queen's Drawing room, of the angry correspondence after the refusal, of the telegrams sent from prominent politicians at home to the Embassador, asking, even beseech ing him to secure presentation of the wife of some prominent tourist, of the devices resorted to in order to obtain an audience; if a record of these were kept and published, it would show the democratic snobbishness in America that sudden wealth has produced. The majority of wealthy Americans make no pretensions, and ask for no privileges, but there are enough forward and un refined women having wealth and strong political connections through their husbands to make the Embassa dor's life a burden at times. In the Sta'te Department there are, among other curious records, the pa pers relating to the conduct of a cer tain American consul in Germany, who had refused to place before the Ger man Government an improvement in hay rakes, invented by an enterpris ing vankee. the inventor insisted that the consul was the agent of the American people, and, as such, should seek an interview with the Emperor, and securely buttonhole him until he would agree to recommend the use of the rake in Germany. For refusing to obtain this interview, the inventor not only forwarded a document to the State Department, accusing the consul of negligence in discharging his conr sular duties, but sent letters to 'the journals accusing him of blocking the wheels of American progress. Foreign consuls are, as a rule, men who give more than the bond de mands, and contribute much to the comfort of travelers. But if you ask them whether or not gratitude is shown for these personal and unofficial of the writings of Jean BABY CARRIAGES. i w City H. H. WILLIAMS, Manager. Love Building, 534-536 Fort St. f GLEPIIONE 846: RESIDENCE. 8t9. niirwiim 0 k x 1 Will be A 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 . . . S a am 13 orte cl ills: s& a 50 Per Cent Reduction in Our Entire Line of Shirt Waists. These Goods are all NEW and were Carefully Selected, which insures Greater Bargains as nothing will be reserved. The early patrons have the choice. Queen Street, services, they reply that gratitude is more precious than rubies, and al though many who travel make delight ful acquaintances, the majority of thni are selfish, ill bred and unreasonable. Careful tiraat?s show that each year there are interred within the limits of the city of London about 100 000 human bodies. The great eity nceds crematories. Th3 effort to make sugar from beets dates back as far as the year 1747. STOP AT THE OWL LUNCH WAGON and take home a Hot Chicken Tamaie. ooo 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 analysU shows this to be a fact. EXCERCISE 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 purs and possesses curative features, as does Bartlett Spring Water. DUE Ask your family physician about tht 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. . VIGILANCE. We will serve free of charge a glass of this wonderful natural Spring water at our Soda Counter to all who care to ccme and test Its virtues. We deliver the water to your home in cas lots at $6.50 for 50 pints, $9.50 for 50 quarts. BOLE 1GENTS. Drink WATER. HOILBTER III CO A Small Lot just received and for sale at the Furniture Store 0 Commenced TODAY, and Hood's Pills Favorite Cathartic It is eay to purge, but that is net what ia wanted. A mild but sure and undis turbing cathartic will set Nature to go ing, and relieve the head, the stomach, the liver and all the organs of the body CURM ' from the many and dangerous evils of a clogged corporeal drainage. Hood's Pills CUKE Liver Ills, sick head ache, biliousness, constipation, without purging, without pain, without violence. Iiver Ills Hood's Pills are the only pills to take with Hood's Sarsaparilla. Sold by all druggists. 25c. Sent by mail or. receipt of price, by C i.-"ood & Co., LoweJl, Mas3 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 thi3 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 .in lie or i. n b 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 with 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 $30. If yon 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. OOO- We have just received some very 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. Limited. 307 FORT ST. flip Hiipi p nil 000000 00000000 f ill will Continue C3 KERR SOB-DIVISION OF THE U Lots U V jv - a o I 1 1 ? r M , 7 Bp Lot A ! ( es es 1 KING These finely improved Lots for sale. Location excellent. Lots planted with choice trees and shrubbery. Prices reasonable. lui 3 oeauuiui Lot. terms to purchaser. 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