THK. PACIFIC COMMERCIAL A DVKKTISKK: HONOLULU,. JULY Y.. 1-00.
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W. N. ARMSTRONG EDITOR.
WEDNESDAY : : : : JULY 20
PUNISH THK GUILTY.
A number of Galician.s contract la
borers, are now in jail under convic
tion and sentence, for violating the
provision of the Masters and Servants
.Act. This Act is still in force in these
Islands, the Xewlands' Resolution hav
ing failed, for reasons which are not
ftfven, to repeal it. The Resolution
should have repealed this Act, for it
is law which is intolerable to Anglo
Saxon civilization, unless a sailor is
involved, but in such case, it is per
fectly tolerable, and in accordance with
the glorious spirit of our institutions,
as tho Supreme Court of the United
States ixas recently decided.
"While the American sailor and
voter, a descendant of the Pilgrims,
perhaps, 'is permitted to remain in his
"loath-some cell," if he breaks his la
bor contract, it is insisted that Gali
cians are made of better stuff than the
American mariner, and if they break
their labor contracts, they must have
tho Flag waved over them, and incur
TThero is a matter however which
does not involve penal contracts, but
does seriously Involve the entire plant
ing interest. It is openly and definitely
charged by persons in this town, that
the Galicians have been treated with
cruelty by the managers or agents of
the plantation on which they worked.
It ds said that one of them was "beaten
-with an iron bar," that another "was
unmercifully kicked," that "another
was kicked in the abdomen," that
"these, men were brutally treated and
falsely imprisoned." These are of
fensps against the common and stat
utory law of the Territory, and if true,
those guilty of these offenses should be
punished promptly and severely. The
Masters, and Servants Act furnishes
no "defence whatever to such deeds. It
is tho duty of the government to in
vestigate the matter thoroughly, and
institute prosecutions at once against
If, on the other hand, there is no
Iruth in these charges, the government
is under the same obligation to prose
cute for gross criminal libel those who
nave made these charges.
There was a time when the plant
ing interest ignored charges of mal
4xeatment, because public sentiment
was with them. That time has passed.
The conduct of the planters is on trial
In the United States, and will soon
be discussed in Congress. Does the
Planters' Association propose to let the
matter go by default? Can that body
afford to let it be said in Washington
that the planters, when charged with
brutally treating and falsely imprison
ing their contract laborers, confessed
by silence that it was true?
Tho days are over when ia matter
xf this kind is one of merely local im
portance. The plantations are eager
ly looking for laborers in order to
maintain the great Jndustry. If it is
conceded by the planters that such
charges are true, even free laborers
will ihesitate to engage on their plan
tations. Are they willing to allow the
impression to prevail abroad that they
are a-brutal and cruel lot?
The ' situation is critical, and de
mands prompt measures. A thorough
legal investigation should be made in
the courts at once, and before Congress
meets. If the Galicians have been as
saulted, let the offenders be punished.
If they have not been assaulted, let
those who are striking at the sugar
industry be punished.,
Neither Hackfeld & Co. or the Plan
ters "Association can now afford to
ignore these charges when men here
aro pressing these charges -in Wash
ington. ' "
V TENEMENT HOUSES.
The regeneration of man in the civ
ilized lands is gradually taking place
on very simple lines. The philan
thropy of men like Peabody, Ogden
Mills and Carnegie does not drift in
tho direction of setting up the Amer
ican flag on the housetops, but in put
ting the human beings who are born
.in' America within environments
which make it possible to live decent
lives and hold up the Flag.
(Mr. Ernest Flagg, of New York, an
. author, architect and reformer, is
making another contribution to the
new methods of caring for the wage
earners, lie is showing the rich men
how they may beat the camel in the
struggle to get through "the eye of
the needle." Having proved in the
iMllls Hotel, which has 1660 rooms in
it, that light, air, cleanliness, cheap
ness and profit may go together, he is
now building tenement houses for
families which will vastly improve the
condition of the tenants who receive
scant wages. He claims that the plan
of the square should be adopted in
Tecting the tenement houses, and the
an of erecting buildings on oblong
3ots 25x100 should be forbidden. By
this plan there is an increase of 25 per
cent in income from a given area, and
at the same time, the tenants will re-
Gould Not Sleep
repudiation of his act by the Foreign ,
Oflice, is told by Router. Wh. n th.
in thee Spaniards evacuated Port Kovali.st. in'
buildings. The stairways are of blue; the island of Palawan, they turned !
stone. There are mosaic floors in tb:alrift a11 tho native soldiers without
rr,rrw1nvS ,n,1 . J' : fo0,1 "thfS. Of money, rOXUOV
ceive more air and comfort. Mr. I'. rXAUTIIOIUZKD ANNEXATION.
Flagg has already erected several ten- Tho srio.comic Ptory of tho hoIstInss
ement houses on land west of the Con-, of the Uritish Hag by an irresponsible
tral Park. The minimum nrue for a merchant captain at Palawan, in tho
two-room flat is $1.0 per week, and Southern Philippines, ami tho prompt' Suffered With Dyspepsia and Un-
for a three-room flat $2.50 per week. il . .. V;:. . ""rl" aoicxo oo Mcrwork-Complctcly
Cured by Hood's SarsaparlMa.
I uffrrt-I with dyprj-U r.d cuuM
not do any kind of hourork. I
very nrrvuu and rouM rut !rp. I
hiardomuch al-out Ilmni's Sartr;:L
that I bought a Ihu!c. I found it enr
menlh f and I Uughtiix tott!r. Wfct-n
I hail taken them I a cured. I can m
do tny housework and can Ucp mil at
night. Marik Ham. 7Ji Prcj-cct
Avenue, Helena, Montana.
"I have found HwhJ'h Srtnuqriia -cellenl
for building up and trengthrnitig
the ryw-m when it U in a run down or
exhausted condition." Mr. Sakah M
Hiiook, I led IxHlgc. Montana.
n of the wmm mmm.
k. . m V ft M AM .J II A & 1 M. 11 1 1 1 1 I I I'll t
hardwood finish, air and light in every ;victs at liberty. The liberated crimi
room. nals looted and pillaged the whole
As fast as these structures are erect- ! country, and the people were in a state
ed, the tenants leave the old rookeries, i f he!I,s terrr At this Juncture
, .u . , t ; Captain Prort. of the steamship Labu-
and the stingy landlords find them un- :an (.ast Qnchor a ,,orl n.
occupied. The best service commands in response to the appeals of the in
the best profits in the long run. Mr. habitants, gave them a British mr
Tlagg does not erect llagstaffs on hi.s (hnnt ensipn, with a letter, giving no
tt houses, but he .W,s wpp!
ciiot uiajiiou ii um in- win ui niau ictoria notifies her pleasure regard-
a weary woman, who travels meanly ling the protection of the island of Pa- I' you have decided to take Hood's Sar
papnrilla do not l Induced to buy any
other. Get Hood and onlv Hood.
through this "vale of tears." and!lawan- Un little experiment in
thanks r,nd that n m.n Hvp- who h:, I empire-biiildlnR coming to the notice
brought air and sunshine into
oi me itovernor or the straits tt!-
nei ment, he telegraphed to the I
humble rooms. Hurrah for such j Office, which wired back orders that
Flaggs! ! the Hritlsh flag was to be hauled down
Those who have heretofore believed, at once- Subsequently 11. M. S. Archer
without real faith in "the greatest aS SCnt t0 1ort Uo'allst to se that
without real faith, n the n eatest the order was executed.-! New Zealand
good to the greatest number, have Herald.)
not, as a rule, thought there was any
money in it, although the Scriptures
plainly intimate that there is. A few
philanthropists with wealth and er
ratic minds, have accepted the propo
sition as one of business value, and
are putting it on trial. So far it is a
success. Ogden Mills made his for
tune out of the Bonanza mines. The
coin struck from those Nevada crags
has confronted barbarism and sickness
and immoral environments in New
York city and dislodged them.
What would the blaster do. if He
were on earth? Plant American flags
on the hilltops, or bless the Krnest
Flaggs that walk "in His steps"?
I the iW-m fa-t th- On Tltf I'.l-l I'urV
fr. NM 1) ;t!S diug:t. . for JX
Hood's Pilis fflLC
June ist, 1899
rs Tv I 1 I J -a
t L:t4mh !?
Now that spring time is here, have
you given a thought about renovating'
your home. The hasty, wet weather
TEST THK QUESTION.
If the Constitution applies to these
Islands, there can be no duty whatso
ever charged upon the products of Ha
waii imported into the United States.
This will be conceded at once. But a
number of articles of domestic pro
duce carried from these Islands to San
Francisco are refused entry without
payment of duties. Duties are levied
and paid on our pine apples, for in
stance. Now if there is a serious
question about the extension of the
Constitution, let a protest be filed at
once against the payment of such du
ties, and a suit be brought in the
Federal Courts. If this is done, we
wil soon have some law on the sub-
ject from the judges of a Federal Court.
which has' 'Competent jurisdiction. If
the court declares that no duty can
be levied on Hawaiian products at the
ports of the Mainland, then, of course.
it follows that no duties can be levied
in this port on American goods. Here
is a simple and natural way of testing
These finely improved Lois for sale.
f . tt m. . - a
we have bad for the ran month tas i tu CCliem. LOIS pianied Wim CMICe UCeS 311 CJ
,ft,ov lfK , r .. .. "shrubbery. Prices reasonab e. Lots i, 2, 4 and ; are so d.
delayed the usual spring work, but bet- i t , . i r . : '
v. t Lo1 A Beam it ul Lot. Best tarcain in town. Easy
" " "v K,HU,y terms to purchase
you to read this list ar.d then call Into; q y 9 t
our store and get the prices. We havo f
Just received a large shipment of the
Everyone enjoys it; your health de-
pends upon it. You can just as well
have it as your prudent neighbor. Old
and young alike endorse it.
"With the heat of summer comes the
foul and disease producing air from
the cesspool, vault and cellar. You
must be on your guard against the ac
cumulation of trash, garbage, etc.; it
is dangerous to have around.
Bruce faring & CO. UB
TUND TO I'UODL'Ci: CONSTIPATION. OIL McCAUDO S IMPIIOVED
WHITE LEAD in Oil.
I'M ST OIL
MIXED PAINT, assorted
COAL TAR, n barrels.
DUA J1L 1" uaiieii-.? cgeuiue Aiiu-iJUJous run saouia ws in your grip unctner you leave town
, for three days or as many month. No need to giro you a corc of xsnII-
CATMIOT T YFPAI in hirrplQ , cal terms to explain their action. They bring relief from roat:ritloa and
2llll)UJjlCUJl, in uanciD.i con8lpalon S responsible for lols of mean little conirlalnU j-ca kcow.
' . I . A A
STOCKHOLM TAR, in
gallons and barrels.
Kasily taken prompt La effect.
No skill is required to have the air
about your home pure. The cost is tri
fling and effect Is wonderful. Dtein
fectine as prepared by us will serve the
Food Prepared With "Calumet" is
Free from Rochelle Salts Alumv
Lime and Ammonia. "Calu
met" is the Housewife's
NONE SO GOOD.
DR. W. S. NOBLITT.
KING ST., NEAR ALAKEA. Ex-U. S.
Government Physician to the In
dians. Office Hours 10 a. m. to 1
p. m.; 3 to. 4 p.. m. ' ,329 1
We have it prepared In quantities to
supply any or all demands. We will
deliver to your home, If within the city
limits, a trial bottle at 25 cents. Don't
neglect to order a bottle at odcc
METALLIC PAINT, ground
in oil. :
MIXED COLOHS,' in 'Ib.j JM(TD
tins (Masury's or Fuller's) j A v
VARNISH of various kinds;
for carriage and house build-;
ing purposes. i
FLAT FAINT 1HJUS1IES,
TELEPHON12 NO. 364.
l O. BOX NO. 679
Will Drive filosqnitoes Avay.
Cures the Bites!
Those who are familiar with the
article order it by the gallon, which
proves beyond all doubt that It is the cheapest Qnd best.
proper thing. ,
WHITE WASH BRUSHES,!
Manufactured only by
F. D. CREANY, A.B:
TUTOR. WILL TAKE A FEW; PIT-
ni 1g frf tw to i ncfritrffnn - f f-"-
fice cor. King and Bethel Sts.,TeL
C2 and S0G; P. O. Box-739. -.'
. AT THE
These goods have Just arrived from ,
the East and
Perfectly Fresh. :
Benson, Smith & Co
307 FORT ST.
IF YOU LOVE your wife take her to
tb ORPHEUM tonight.
Fort and Hotel Streets.
Eaily Advertiser, 75 cents a taffi
75 Cents a Month.
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KEKK'S, QUEEN STKEE
On August lSth I am goinjj: away and the
WHOLE STOCK IS T BE SOLD
At price that will make runipetitiou impo-ihh. It now rompiNe
a large and complete line of the
Of imported Dry Goods, purchased from the Eastern Factories Now i yoiii time to.hny at the ri-ht price. Kverythin- inu-t -j...
QUEEN STREET, L. IB
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