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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER: HONOLULU, AUGUST, S, 1S90.
THE PACIFIC Commercial Advertiser W. N. ARMSTRONG - EDITOR. AUGUST 8 is valued at $260,000. The price paid ' for the Custom house premises is $3,203,000. This price would leave.no profit to those who pay it, if a "sky scraper" could not be built upon the land, rising to a dozen stories. ALASKA UOUNDAKV. EMANCIPATED JAPAN. Nearly all of the new treaties made between Japan and the European na tions went into effect on July YJth, but the consular jurisdiction did not ond until August 4th. Japan is now by the voluntary act of civilized nations, placed on the com mon footing of all nations. The ar bitrary, despotic and, in many respects, the unjustifiable power assumed over Japan by the foreign nations for near ly forty years, gave way to an ack nowledgment of international rights. During these years even the most con servative Americans have made no pro test against the despotic act of the Federal government, an act entirely contrary to the spirit of American l6litical thought. The nation has been doing for these many years in Japan just what it is now doing in Luzon, dictating to an alien people what they should do. There is much misgiving as to the conduct of the Japanese, under the new condition of affairs. The old European residents predict that they will con stantly do acts of injustice to foreign ers, and there will be no practical remedy for any wrong done. We cannot expect the Japanese to change at once their racial methods of dealing with offenders. We refuse ourselves to abolish absurdities in the administration of our own laws tow ards ourselves and other nations, and yet we demand that the Japanese jshould be measured by the highest standards of the world. Besides, there is a strong ieeiing amoug iuc are subjects of powerful nations that they may impose on the Japanese in many ways, especially lin minor mat ters. It has been the (habit of the great Powers to treat the Asiatics arrogantly. The United States alone have been considerate. The ruling class in Japan are alive to the necessity of avoiding any fric tion -with foreigners. They have al ready gone so far, in several places, -ea to provide better jail accommoda tions for foreign prisoners than they do for Japanese subjects. While they have justly insisted on the abolition of Consular jurisdiction, they have been ready to show the world, that they could be just in the settlements of dis putes which involved foreigners. There will be, of course, more or less friction, tinder the new conditions, but it will aiot be serious so long as the represen tatives of all nations, as well as the Japanese rulers, are resolved that quar rels shall be avoided. If the dispute between the United States and Great Britain regarding the Alaska boundary had taken place twenty years ago, the air would have been full of war cries, the blood would have been up on both sides, and war preparation have been made on an ex tensive scale. The delicate situation today is not realized. The vast territory of the British east of the Alaska shore line is in terior land. The Americans claim the entire shore front, and refuse to let the British have any outlet whatever to the sea. It is the case of a man who has a long strip along the highway, and refuses to let his neighbor, who owns an enormous tract of land in the rear of it, have any right of way to the highway. Among private persons! the State steps in and compels a right of way to be given. Among sovereign States only the war power can secure it. Great Britain insists on an open ing to the ocean of her immense ter ritory, and wishes to leave the case to arbitration. The United States says, "We will not arbitrate because we have exclusive right to the shore." What an individual would be forced to do, a nation refuses to do, and the people applaud. "Let us keep all we have, give the Britishers nothing," shouts the crowd. And so we would, if it were mot for the fact that the British -have us "on the hip" in the Clayton-Bulwer treaty, which prevents us from holding an exclusive right in an Isthmus canal. Both governments however are avoiding friction. The- Washington government delays sending troops to Pyramid bill. The British government keeps its Customs men and mounted police well in band on the frontier. Both governments discourage war talk. The good people in both coun tries insist on amicable adjustment, and concessions if necessary. But the men in both countries, who go about with "flags" in their pockets, may whip them out at any moment, wave them, and insist on the nobility of another war for the sake of national honor Twenty years ago they would have promptly flung tiheir respective navies at each, other. Today lines of con servative men stand with locked arms before the irrepressibles, and tell them to keep their flags in their pockets. EUROPE'S TALLEST QUEEN. Queen Wilhelmina of Holland has lately been objecting to being called by the press "the little Queen," although she in no way objects to the term "the young Queen." As to the adjective "little" she says: "This certainly can not have reference to my stature." In this she is right, for she is one of the tallest of women rulers of the present day. She measures 5ft. Sin. The Queen of Spain measures 5ft. 5 2-5in., while the Empress of Germany and Queen Victoria are still smaller. Not only is Queen Wilhelmina of good sta ture, but she is of proportionate build, for her waist of 21in. is in admirable keeping with the bust, which is 42in. "Be mine!',' he cried in a voice sur charged with anguish. If you refuse me I shall die!" That was 40 years ago, and the heartless girl refused him. Yesterday he died. Girls beware! Nothing NEW BILL at ORPHEUM THEA TER tonight. In March, 1S81, King Kalakaua was, -with his suite, the guest of the Em peror of Japan. The King voluntarily offered to revise the Hawaiian treaty with Japan, so as to exclude the un usual right of Consular jurisdiction. The Emperor and his Cabinet regarded such a revision as an entering wedge in their efforts to secure similar re vision in all treaties. The offer was accepted, and a draft of a revised treaty made. But as soon as the Eu ropean governments heard of it, they insisted on the suspension of the pro ceedings, and an indefinite postpone Tnent resulted. Before this had occurr ed, the Imperial government in return lor tliis voluntary offer of King Kala 3taua, gave to him entertainments and receptions, which seemed to tax the resources ' of N; he Empire, and now, eighteen years afterwards, seem to have been unreal in their spendor, and equalling the most gorgeous spec tacles ever presented to Royal guests, in the history of the Qrientals. What Hawaii offered to do, and was restrained from doing in 1SS1, has now been done by all of the Powers. The good will of the Japanese gov ernment towards Hawaii continued un til 1807, when in the promotion of its own policy, the government of Hawaii violently terminated this desirable friendship, and committed what the Japanese regarded as an unpardonable insult, in violently returning its sub jects to Japan. How far the Japanese government has the right to resent this act, or how far eny nation has the Tftght to resent an alleged grievance, is a question in morals that it is idle to discuss. Japan ceases to have any direct re lations with Hawaii. She now deals with the greater America, and her re lations with us will be arranged at Washington. . Calumet" Does Not Belong to a Baking Powder Trust, but Con aumeraare Rapidly Learning to Place Their Trust in Calumet." NONE SO GOOD. NEW BILL at ORPHEUM THEA 'ER tonight. So Bracing -AS- Swollen elands, Scrofula Sores, Hip Disease, Boils, Pimples, Erup tions Tell the Story Dreadful Consequences of Impure Blood. Certainly scrofula, if anything, may. be called the advertisement of foul blood. It is the scourge of the world offensive, painful, debilitating, stubborn. Outward applications do not cure. Emollients may palliate, they cannot aboliah the evil. There is one sure way out, and that is to eliminate the taint from the blood. For this purpose Hood's Sarsaparilla is abso lutely without an equal. " I have taken Hood's Sarsaparilla for scrofulous humor and impure blood and am now almost entirely cured of the erup tions with which I have been afflicted for the past year. My face, chest and back were badly broken out." Feed B. Ord WAY, Woodstock, Vt. parilla Is the best in fact the One True Blood Furifler. j DSllz are best after-diunei nOOU S r'lUS pins, am digestion. 25c TIMELY TOPICS June ist, 1899. I SUM OF IE BICKERTON HOMESTEAD- ( - i . Y 0 O ArG. 1 i a J I r CO tr Trdli 1 - J PURE A R 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. DISINFECTINE 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. INSURES No skill is required to have the air about your home pure. The cost is tri fling and effect is wonderful. Disin fectine as prepared by us will serve the purpose. . PURE "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 oDce. AIR. OPERA HOUSE. IMPORTANT A8K0URCEHERT ! ....Season Tickets for the.... 11. i mm k ink Those who are familiar with the article order it by the gallon, which proves beyond all doubt that it is the proper thing. Manufactured only by imrn n v mi mil W II SOLE AGENTS Now that spring time is here, have you given a thought about renovating your home. The nasty, wet weather we have had for the past month has delayed the usual spring work, but bet ter late than never. We kindly ask you to read this list and then call into our store and get the prices. We have just received a large shipment of the following: WHITE LEAD in Oil. PAINT OIL. MIXED PAINT, assorted colors. COAL TAP., in barrels. CAR BOX OIL, in barrels. CARB0LINEUM. in barrels. STOCKHOLM TAR, in. 10 gallons and barrels. METALLIC PAINT, ground in oil. MIXED. COLORS, in ilb. tins (Masury's or Fullers) VARNISH of various kinds for carriage and house build ing purposes: FLAT PAINT ' BRUSHES, Adams. VARNISH : Adams. WHITE WASH BRUSHES cheapest and best. These goods have 'Just arrived from the East and . Perfectly Fresh. BRUSHES, K N O & Z These finely improved Lots for sale. I oration excellent. Lots olanted with choice trees"and' shrubbery. Prices reasonable. Lots 1, 2, 4 and 5 are. sold. Lot 3 A Beautiful Lot. Best bargain in town. Easy terms to purchase -O9O- Inquire of Bruce faring & CO. PROGRESS BLOCK, HONOLULU.: E.JOHNSON. DR. W. S. NOBl.ITT. LEO. SCHELLBSKU. President. General Manager and Midical Dirfctor. Assistant Mgr. BHawaflDami Medldcomie Co KING ST., NEAR ALAKEA. IF A CHILD is so unfortunate as t should be. exercised in feeding it. Fir half a dozen nipples. While one bottl rinsed out, filled with water and a lit when ready to use again, pour out tn water two or three times. Soak the ni been added half a teaspoonful of bicar soda). When ready to use rinse in pu stomach trouble will be prevented. St and then use PAUEHA COLIC MEDIC tains no paregoric. o be fed on artificial food great care st, it should have two bottles and e Is being used "the other should bo tle Pearline dropped into it. yhen e Pearline water and rinse with fresh pples in a glass ' of wjater to which has bonate of soda (ordinary cooking re water. By so. doing much colic and ill a baby will have' colic occasionally INE the only colic medicine that con- Mosquiitoliinie. Will DriYeHMosquitoes Away COMPANY Will be on sale o:a Thursday next at 9 a. m., and four following days, at the store of Wall, Nichols & Co., Ltd. Price, tickets for season of eight nights, $10.00. JOSEPH FYXNEY, 5305 Representative SEATTLE BEER AT THE CRITERION r n 1 T A AYT IN. Cures the Bites! Brings Comfort! iiie Si Limited. 307 FORT ST. enson, Smith & C o -LIMITED- IF YOU LOVE your wife take her to the ORPHEUM tonight. Fort and Hotel Streets. ! I 'DEPARTURE SHLE i Al L KEKK'S, WEEN 1.1 On August lSth I am going away and the WHOLE STeK IS T BE SOLO At prices that will make competition impossible. It now comprises A LAND VALUE. Those who liave visited the city of New York, will remember the massive United States Custom house in .Wall street. After many years of negotia tion, dt has -been sold by the govern ment to private parties, at the. rate of $104 per square foot of land. A new building will be erected. The price paid indicates the value of land in the business parts of the city. As the standard dimensions of city lots are 25x100 feet, it appears that at the rate paid, a city lot in that neighborhood, 14 4 a large and complete line of the , BEST QUALITIES Of imported Dry Goods, purchased from the Eastern Factories. Now is your; time to bny at the right price. Everything must go. QUEEN STREET, Lo Bo KERR, IMPORTER.