THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVRKTISEll: HONOLULU, OCTOIUIK H, 100.
TH A PACIFIC
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
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.
and made the enlisted men graWul.
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.
Is the Mamme
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 '
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.
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
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
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
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
Especially manufactured for us and
guaranteed to last longer than other
Rubber Goods in this Climate. .
AupuM nth, 1899.
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
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).
Have You Seen Our
The Only High Grade Daklns
Powder Offered at a Mod- -erate
NONE SO GOOD.
f MADE BY
V TRUST. J
Now is the time to replace your leak
ing Hot Water Dottle with a real
For sale only by
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
Is kent In the horn wth one of the
aforesaid ranges. Onr
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
Will catch every breath of wind, run
easy and need no attention. We have
Pumps of nil sizes and Fittings for
Just the Ideas for watering stock and
for Irrigation purposes.
STAR KEROSENE OIL.
For Steamers; sizes from 2 to
BLUE-FLAME OIL .STOVES.
O. K. LANTERNS
And Globes and Chimneys for
At from COc. to 52 per doz.
ROCHESTER LAMPS. '
Nos. 2 and 3.
(Seymour's) In great variety.
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,
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..
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.
307 FORT ST.
ST For maps ami full particulars call at our Office, Itoomr
7 and S. Progress block.
Bruce f mm &
4 . J
4 TT TTi TT r TT TTt mtN Tv TT T TT 7T" TX T f nP TTT TT TPnn
Hlec&dqpaidteirs foir Sewooug WaiclhQini
The following Machines in stock and for sale for Cash, or on installments:
STANDARD TAILORING MACHINE NO. 10,
with button hole attachment.
Automatic. Eldridge B. Seamstress.
Columbia. Wheeler & Wilson.
PAN-AMERICAN HAND MACHINES,
Second Hand Machines for sale cheap.
1ST NEEDLES. PARTS AND ATTACHMENTS, and REPAIRS for all makes of Machines
QUEEN STREET, L,0 B
xml | txt