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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVRKTISEll: HONOLULU, OCTOIUIK H, 100.
TH A PACIFIC Commercial Advertiser. am " ' ----- ii 1 1 11 W. N. ARMSTRONG EDITOR. WEDNESDAY : : : OCTOBER 18 THE W ATE It SUPPLY. Prof. Lyons' meteorological sum mary of the month is unusually inter esting. The school children should be made familiar with it each month as it is one of those matters which touch their daily lives. There has been little rain for seven months, and there is some apprehen sion that the artesian wells are fail ing. The facta do not warrant any erious fear of that kind, provided the facts furnished by Prof. Lyons give "sufficient data. As to their accuracy, Prof. Lyons' name is an absolute guar antee of that. The normal' amount of rainfall for the month is 2.04 feet. There has fallen since January 1st, 17.57 feet. During the month of September the rainfall was 0.80. The waterworks were pumping about 3,000,000 of gal lons of artesian water per day. A num ber, perhaps 20, other artesian wells were discharging many millions gal Jons more of water night and day in and near the city. But according to Prof. Lyons' state ments, the fall of water in the artesian well which he constantly measures, was, during this dry -month of Sep tember, from 34.4 feet above sea level to 34.2 feet above the same level. The fall therefore of water in that well was only two-tenths of a foot during 'tlie month. If the water in the artesian well measured by Prof. Lyons is con nected a a greater or les3 depth with the entire subterranean water storage, it seems to be evident that there is not much danger of any failure of the water supply for the city even if the demand should increase' indefinitely. The waste of artesian water from flowing wells Is prodigal. If conserv ed, dt would supply double the present population of the -city. With a defi ciency of 7.50 feet of rainfall up to date, and a decrease in this representative well of only two-tenths of a foot dur ing the last month, which was a dry one, the decrease Is small. Prof. Lyons states, however, that since the artesian wells were made in 1881, there lhas been a general fall of nine feet. This would make an average fall of about six inches every year. Whether the data justify the conclusion that It will continue, remains an open question. then It will be ample time to preach about divine love." The Republican does not furnish the exact words spoken by Dr. Abbott, but summarizes his speech. Dr. Abbott's views do not concern the mission work now done in these Isl ands, because we have, at least out wardly, law and order. But they do present the case, in such a manner, that if they had been, accepted one hun dred years ago, foreign missions would not have been undertaken. be expected that they should i;oo; down to do such an insignificant ser vice as that of providing cool water for thirsty soldiers. For. what has that to do with "waving?" Still it is a pity that the plain farmer of Indiana had not settled hro. t and made the enlisted men graWul. i ADMIRAL ItAKKKlt. I I I Mood Favorite Cathartic DRINKING FOUNTAINS. An item in the Advertiser of yes terday called attention to the need of drinking fountains for man and beast in this place. For animals there is now only one, if the evidence of several hack-drivers is correct. For man there is substan tially none. The need of them in the case of animals is so obvious that it requires no argument. Those who take a kindly interest in them declare that the absence of convenient watering places, causes a large amount of suffer ing to the many animals used in town. especially among those owned by the poorer classes of people, who drive them from some remote places in the rural parts. A community which is, on the - whole, rather indifferent to the cause of preventing cruelty to animals. will not take much interest in such a trivial affair as providing drinking fountains for creatures that can't take care of themselves. One would expect in a generous community, that tnese horse drinking fountains would be found in many places, as the gifts of humane people, but benevolence does not seem to run in that direction. Capt. A. S. Barker has been assigned to the command of the navy yard at Portsmouth. Virginia. The Advertiser, sneaking on behalf of his many and warm friends residing here, congratu lates him in advance on his reception of the rank of Rear-Admiral which will take place within a few days. One of the charming features of our insular life has been the pleasant social in tercourse of our people with many of the officers of the navy. But we have a special interest and perhaps an investment, In Capt. Bar ker, because here he struck the matri monial flag, and unconditionally sur rendered to a charming woman. Congress, which has the reputation for doing kind things to nice people, will please appropriate at once the money to dredge the Pearl Harbor channel and for building the docks and navy yard and assign Admiral Barker to life duty on these Islands. ELEELE ! Is the Mamme r S Pills It U ry to puree, tut that U net La I fa wanted. A mild but purr and unJU turblng cathartic will Kt Nalurr to go ln, and relieve the head, the Horr.r.i. , the lircr and all the organ of the Lodj ' CURM : from the many and dantrruu of clogged corporeal drainage. ' Hood'a Piila CUKH Liver IlN.-kk head ache, biliou9ncn, constitution, without purging, without pain, without violence. hiver Ills Hood' rilU are the only pill to take with Hood'a SamaparUhu Hold by all ' druggists. U5c. Sent by malt on receipt ; of price, by C .-"ood A Co., Luwcll, Mas MI TE IMSPECT HI ' A RADICAL VIEW. Tho Advertiser in discussing the aspects of the missionary work done here and elsewhere, has suggested that the younger generation of Christian men and women, were taking new and somewhat radical views of the nature of the work, and the means for making it effective. Dr. Lyman Abbott, one of the lead ing Christian thinkers of America, ex pressed some new and noticeable views on the subject, in his remarks made recently, in the International Congre gational council. The Springfield lie publican sums up ; his' remarks in the f ollowing 'words; "The practical repudiation of Christ lan missions as a pioneer force in civil ioation is formally and flatly made a part of Dr. Abbott's creed. He said that missions 'may save some individ ual lives, and will emancipate some fragments of some tribes, but as far as the illumination of Africa is concern ed the mission stations are like glow worms iri the midnight darkness of .a great meadow. If Africa is to be re deemed, first must go the law and after that the gospel.', A little further on ho said, in so many words, that he put law before the gospel as the means of the world's redemption, and said that the authority of the law must be estab . lished before an effort is made to give the gospel. His argument was support ed by, the illustration of England's course, and he favored military con quest of inferior nations as a prelimi nary to giving them the gospel. Dr. Abbott has, in public and with empha tic formality, declared that the pres ent missionary policy is a failure, and he holds up to ridicule wnat has been done by the American board and other missionary bodies in Africa for over half a century. By the same standard the missions in China and all other parts of the world are a failure. Yet the American board has heard, year after, year, for 75 years, reports from the front which have encouraged them to labor on, struggling for larger re wards. First of all should come the military conquest of Africa, China and the other heathen parts of the world Force should be used, and after that has prevailed, then the gospel of love should be preached to the people whom the armies were killing just before. He justified war in 'his apotheosis of law. " 'The army is a necessary means of en forcing obedience to law he said, and .his whole argument was in defense of the predominance of force until force shall have conquered the world, arid As to man, the case is still more serious. An officer in one of the regiments in transitu, says that at a railway sta-M tion in Indiana, at which the trains conveying troops stopped for five minutes, a plain farmer, handicapped with benevolence, placed five barrels ice water on the platform, and whenever a train pulled up, every thirsty soldier had a drink of cool water. Whenever the coming of a train with troops was wired, the farmer bought the ice and carted it to the station, and his barrels were full of cool water when the train stopped. The effervescing character of our kindness is seen in the extravagant en tertainment of the advanced forces, stoppingherein transitu to Manila. The community generously gave $30,000 for their entertainment. But we have late ly had; as many as three thousand sol diers on shore at one time, and have not even tendered them a glass of cold water. The saloons, of course do, for every saloon gives ice water freely. because it pays. The fixing of several hogsheads on the docks, near the trans ports, in which ice water was placed, would have been gratefully acknowl edged by many thousands of enlisted men who had shore leave for a few hours or days. This cheap charity of furnishing cool water for the men who are carrying the Flag into Asia, has been entirely neglected. Its cost would have been insignificant. The earnest "Flag wavers" are so absorbed in their arduous and patriotic duties, it cannot Of our new stock of Hot Water Bottle?, Bulb and Fountain Syringe?. Burability Especially manufactured for us and guaranteed to last longer than other Rubber Goods in this Climate. . TIMELY TOPCI5 AupuM nth, 1899. The Burglar Is enjoying n regular picnic here just now, and no matter how much ho may be hated and despised, he cannot be blamed for "taking things as they come." It Is nature his own peculiar one. no doubt. The nature of the po- liceman is shown In tho speedy man ner in which the burglar is sought aft er we were almost saying, caught. However, "Safe bind Is safe find," and the . VICTOR S.AFE FIRE AND BURGLAR PROOF ii I Tr A li "V 1 11 11 1 1 11 Villi 11 l IT Irllli 1J If IrilcJvuilnl 11 a). IL Guaranteed! Have You Seen Our WINDOW SPLAY? DI The Only High Grade Daklns Powder Offered at a Mod- -erate Price. NONE SO GOOD. f NOT f MADE BY V TRUST. J Now is the time to replace your leak ing Hot Water Dottle with a real first-class article. For sale only by 1IMB Is the best of the bunch. We have them in various sizes. Fisher's Steel Ranges Give satisfaction wherever used. Our stock Is a large and we11assorted one. i uuiub tiuui lug dutau rauiiij Hotel and Restaurant slzs. From MPeleV heat to "Klondyko" cold Is but a step, especially when one ol our Refrigerators Is kent In the horn wth one of the aforesaid ranges. Onr Ice Chests Are built on the latest and most ap proved styles and are as useful for "keeping" things .In aa a safe. Food Is always fresh and sweet when one Is used. OK Aermotors Will catch every breath of wind, run easy and need no attention. We have Pumps of nil sizes and Fittings for them, also. Hand Pumps Just the Ideas for watering stock and for Irrigation purposes. STAR KEROSENE OIL. PETROLEUM. MACHINE OILS. WATER COOLERS, For Steamers; sizes from 2 to 12 gallons. BLUE-FLAME OIL .STOVES. O. K. LANTERNS And Globes and Chimneys for sa me. TUMBLERS At from COc. to 52 per doz. ROCHESTER LAMPS. ' Nos. 2 and 3. SCISSORS (Seymour's) In great variety. -ft- Residence Lots on Pacific Heights. Are Now Offered For Sale. GET"Xo i evidence property having similar advantages ami attractions, as for licaltlifulncss of location, having an elevation of from 170 to SOO fcett ant! affordini; the "randel marine am! bccnic views; as :i1m itV- ! proximity to tho lmiiuss part of the city, being hss than a mile I mm the rrogre.vs Ulock. has ever before leeii proemetr to the people of Honolulu. One of the main features of this proerty, ami pmr.uretlfat great expense. i the ahumlaut .supply of mire priug water., prououucetl hy Dr. C. H. Wood as being the purot ami best -drinking water obtainable in the island, which is now being: conducted into Moragc reservoirs upon the property by an inde pendent pipe line, and will be Fppplied to residents at, tiovernmcnt rates .Mir (Bauanraonteeo We CUAItAXTEE to all purchasers of Lots on PACIFIC HEIGHTS that we will, within sis months, provide rapid transportation to the hihct lots on tbc property, connecting the same with the Honolulu Rapid Tran sit Cos line on Pauoa Hoatl at the beginning of Kaiulani Drive.. SOLE AGENTS. 1 TKKMS: 1-tt Cash, l-:i in one year, l-:Jin two vears;. interest, six per cent, per annum on ueierreil payments. Our carriage will convey parties desiring to inspect the Property to and from the same. II lion mi co. Limited. 307 FORT ST. ST For maps ami full particulars call at our Office, Itoomr 7 and S. Progress block. Bruce f mm & Co 4 . 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