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Till: PACIFIC COMMERCIAL-.: ADVERTISER?- HONOLULU, JAN CART 10, 1500.
WALTER G. SMITH EDITOR
WEDNESDAY : : JANTAUY 1
The 17th of January will be a holi
day. WV trust that it win !)e celebrat
ed in a decorous spirit and in full re-i-oj?nItion
of the fact that the enemie3
t)f seven ycar.s as a.e mostly friend?
and that all aiv; united in Rood work
for Hawaii nci. The past Is lal; for
the future there is hoj)e.
Citizens who know of any escapes
from fiiarantlne will aid the Hoard of
Health by notifying that body of the
facts. If is dlnVu't .o keep every one
Inside tn guard lines and some may
get. out. As tiles,' are liable to spread
infection it is the dut of every good
cltlz'-n, when he spoU a refugee, to
iend word to the authorities.
Arms:rong Smith is one of the heroe
of the plague. He was among the first
in cholera tt.nes to offer himself as a
nurse and all-round helper and he was
as quick to do so when the bubonic
scourge appeared. He Is now at the
detention . amps heerfully taking; taiu ,)0r,i0n.s of the district would com
chances with his life for the sake of ; pH tnP own?rs nf tn n.ai,y If they
humanity. Many a man has won rebuild, to go to the expense of putting
shoulder-straps of high degree for anp flrp proof striIl.tur,,3. This is be
less convincing intrepidity. rai,p ,,le ot.aMtiM nrp nw within fire
limits. We regard that as a strong
Minister Damon made a haracterls-; ar5nien in favor of a g,.neral China
tic move yesterday when he pledged ; town oonflagratlon; for if owners are
himself to erect a building sufficient to onipelI(.,i to bn, (UIU hoiisrs. the
house one hundred of the people ho. fPf,m inf(,f.fi0n an, from acri-
are aoout to be discharged from the de
tention camps. It was a practical
handling of a critical question which,;
we trust, will not be without influence
upon other men who own vacant prop
erty and have the means to put up the ;
structures which begin to be sorely'
The attempt to connect General Joti
bert with the service of the late Con
federacy Is traced to "Colonel" Lamar
Fontaine of New Orleans, the Southern
Eli Perkins. The writer has heard
Colonel Mosby tay that Lamar is the
most picturesque falsifier since Mun
chausen, an opinion In which Colonel
Alexander of the late General N. It.
Forrest's staff a near relative by the
way of the Alexanders of Hawaii cor
illally concurs. In the story about
Jonbert, Lamar Is purely inventive as , catastrophe would result from her suc
the Boer commander Is well-known to;s. "If Great Britain Is ultimately
students of Southern war archives to successful in South Africa." ays Dr.
have never fought in Confederate gray j Andrews, "the powers of the world will
though there are rumors, probably j unite to resist successfully her ad
liased on nothing at all. that he nerved j vance. A coalition will be formed
for a hort time in the Northern army. against British domination." The
1 learned Professor also ventured the
MR. COLBUBN'S PROTEST.
John F. Colburn's letter, printed else-'
where, is the natural protest of a Chl-(
natown property-owner against the
wiping out of the structures fromj
which he dt rives an Income. Mr. Col
burn doe not see why houses adjacent)
to those whve plague has appeared
should be destroyed, nor does he un
derstand the need of keeping the sites
of such structures uncovered for so
long a time as a year. If we under
stand him aright he thinks It enough
t burn the plague-smitten houses
alone, and. after disinfecting the soli,!0"1'1 har(1I' fi&ht because the 11.1 tlh
to permit immediate rebuilding, the,
main reliance against the spreading of'
the bubonic scourge being put In a per-'
We do not blame Mr. Colbnrn for
thinking as he does for no man, unless
he is a lxrn philosopher, can take an
Impartial view of any measure likely to
cut off his income for the sake ef doing
the greatest good to the greatest num
ler. Most men are not built that way.
Yet the facts remain that nothing can
lie too drastic to save a community
from pestilence; and that It would be
an absolutely indefensible piece of
favoritism to spare a place from the
torch which has had a good chance to
be Infected merely for the uke of
pleasing an individual or corporation;
when the concession may menace the
health of all individuals and finally ar
rest the business of all corporations.
To inert Mr. Colburn's specific objec
tions we will say first that the burning
of blorks where infection has shown
Itself is desirable because the people,
living in sik'.i blocks constantly inter-'
mingle .and .may easily have spread the
plague throughout. By putting every,
suspected place to the torch we u.se the
ounce of prevention which I prover
bially bttcr than the pound of cure.
Again, by leaving the sites uncovered
for a year we give nature's disinfect- ,
ants, the sunshine and ra'.n, a chance;
to do their work after the chemist,
with his artificial disinfectants, has:
done his. It needs a year of exposure
to purify a piece of Infected ground.'
In some Asiatic places thre years is
the time insisted on.
Mr. Colbnrn cannot be -eri.i!s when
he suggests a stricter quarantine in
place of lire. There can ! no quaran
tine nun against the microbe. The
plague bacillus docs not answer a son
try's challenge to halt. Even If It did,
would we call it fair to th poor people
of Chlna'own whom Mr. Colbnrn pro
poses to confine there, in their rented
homes, to leave thorn to the mercy of
the pestilence? Would it be fair to the
community as a whole to permit, the
plague or the suspicion of the plague
to stay anywhere in its midst?
Our correspondent speaks of the lo?
m rhina.'awn nroD?rtv-o;vnfcrd.
know that this has bm an 4 would be scheme wUlca musi iook, in large mcas
roat, but what about the ls to every-1 ure, to British power in South Africa
brxly, Chinatown property-owners in-; tor Its su.-ress and backing. With
if fh nln-i. houM be nermit-1 th.-e nation. satisfied what danger
ted to smoulder and break forth at
will? For a.ark . one thing: if the
plague is not stamped out soon our
cargoes of sugar will be stopped abroad
as surely as were those cargoes of tsus
pected Brazilian coffee at New York a
few days ago; the freight now Import
ed by Chinatown merchants will le
eitiu r refused admission here or half
ruined by the process of fumigation;
our touri:-t trade will lapse and our
gain in white population be checked.
The suspicion throughout the city and or of value as an ally or friend. Ile
the islands touching danger from Asl-j 1 Cireat Britain to the rank of a
atic merchandise would bring China- j second-class power and Russia would
to n's business to a standstill and the j -"'H'h meddle with India and France
rents Mr. Colbnrn now thinks about J with Egypt. Thes- latter keep their
could be paid no longer. So where j places now because they brieve that
does the advantage come in of trying) the ilon still has tetb tn 1 claws,
half way measures? Assuredly it is J
better that some be hurt than all le
m- more ma;ier remains to oe con-
sidered. Mr. Colbnrn says, as an ad-
i ! ; f 5 i n rl 1 l'.mnn whv th tnnh chnnl1
. , i. i . . i , ,,u . Gentlemen: As a buisnss man of
not be applied to olocks In Chinatown th,8 (.jfy , w,sh t() ,.aution t,JA
or to Chinatown as a whole, that the j n,ent Officials about making thus (Juar
destruction of wooden shacks in cer-! antine a little to stric t. I believe there
dental firc.s In future will be corres
The argument is all against the Chi
natown owiwr. The truth is that he is
maintaining a death-dealing nuisance
and for the good of the whole people of
Honolulu and of the .JIawaiian Islands
the nuisance must be extl."pitel. Hence
th.r unanswerable logic of thp torch.
ArTKRMATII OF TJIB WAIJ.
Tlu- views expressed about the re
sults likely to follow the Anglo-Boer
war are as various as the men whe
hold them. In sone quirter.s opinion
has been partial to the idea that the
failure of Great Britain in South Africa
would bring down upon her the wolves
of Europe, but now we find Dr. E. Ben
jamin Andrews declaring that such a
opinion that a clash would come over
the Cape to Cairo railway.
These views seem to be thoe of an
alarmist. For a greafmany years the
British have dominated' three-fourths
of South Africa and we cannot under
stand why the absorption of the In
terior provinces which form the re
maining one-fourth, could excite the
combati veness of a Europe which has
stood by without serious protest and
seen Great Britain take Egypt and the
Soudan. If France, for example, would
not fight over Egypt and Fa shod a she
had consolidated their power at the
other end of the continent. And if
France would not fight who would?
Russia is likely to have all she can at-t-nd
to soon in the sphere of Japanese
military influence; Great Britain an!
Germany have an entente which, judg
ing from the results of Cecil Rhodes'
visit to Berlin, will enable the Cape to)
Cairo railway to traverse German colo
nial oil; the English and the Italians
have taken a stand together for the
defence of certain provinces against the
Negus. Surely the Increase of British
prestige would not make France any
the less discreet, Russia any the less
anxious to avoid Interference with her
Oriental designs, or Germany any the
Largest Store, Largest Stock at the Lowest Prices Ever Offered in this City.
1 RhL LINES NEW GO0DS.
1 less willing to center into, a ; railroad
could there be of such a war as Dr.
Andrews imagines? Are nations which
do not combine against a power while
it is In the midst, of a desperate strug
gle going to rush against its bayonets
the moment they become triumphant?
That is not the way of thf world?
The reasonable view is that any dan
ger of a eonbind attack on England
would rest In the conviction, due
hr defeat in South Africa, that she
was ti t longer able to protect hrse'.f
A FEELIMr I'LAINT.
We have received the folio -a ins
lI)onVnious letter from
man which is published us spelled:
is an end to everything, and I think it
is about time for us buisness men to
say something. First let nie say that
CHINA and JAPAN has a plague they
call Black anil Bubonic all the year,
now why should we be so afraid of a
sickness that all Tropical countries are
subject too. It is true we have a sick
ness here that is not pleasant to any of
us. but It should not be treated as we
are now doing. Now do you want to
ruin this country? If not stop this
AGITATION, ami stop getting seared,
and first of all put a Bl'ISNESS MAN
at the head of the boariTorTTealth. and
let the DOCTORS come after him. I
will say that a chanKe of this kind will
be exceptable to all. and in a short
while we shall have our beautiful! city
running better then ever. If before
this scare we had a first class buisness
man at the head of our Health Depart
ment, all this Filth &c in China town
would never have been permited to
exist, a city must be run as a buisness.
and there is no one more capable of
running our city, then one of our own
bulsnesa men. If this thing is not
changed soon, I propose to hold a Pub
lic meeting anil then let the people
speak for themselves.
BUISNESS MAN R.A.L.
We trust the public meeting will
come off, for something is surely need
eel to lighten the gloom and nothing
could be more diverting than a rally
of "buisness" men for the abatement
of the quarantine. We can imagine,
however, that a grjod many sympathi
zers, especially those in the laun
dry, cold elrlnk, vegetable, mosqaito
net, duck-suit and gold-fish business
would find it difficult to attend. Still,
"Bujsness Man R.A.L." would be a
whole show in himself, and we trust
that he will speedily convene and
bring things to a head in his most
In the meantime the Doctors may
fee! at liberty to ro on with the good
work of ridding the city of its unwel
come visitor, despite the fact that
China and Japan "has a plague they
call Black." China and Japan have
a good many things we do not want
here, including some persons who
could, with easy facility, send absurd
letters to the press signed "Buisness
u 1 1 1 9
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In the Stomach -Dreadful Head
I aches Face and Neck Covered
j With BoiU-Cured by Hood's Sar
, saparllla-Skln Is Now Clear.
j I was covered with boils all over my face
and neck. I had dreadful headaches and
pains in my stomach. I took medicines.
but was not much benefited, and I pro
cured six bottles of Hood's Sarsaparitla.
After taking the first bottle I could see an
improvement. Wheal had taken a few
I mr.re lottlea thn Knlla Ko.l 1 1 i
q l J S""v, hit ;
BKiu s near, my appeiue returned, and
my health was entirely restored. I ara ;
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before taking Hood's Sarsaparilla." W. F.
Bkckwith, Hurlock, Maryland. i
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