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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER: HONOLULU, APRIL
WALTER O. SMITH - - EDITOR
FRIDAY : : : : :
The aign "Republican Party of Ha
wall. Founded 1900 by Lewi & Turk.'
may a well b painted over and ush!
for a cemetery head-board.
The Independent believes In native
policeman and nays: "With proper
and gentle treatment they make ex
oellent guardians of the peace." Quite
true. But the trouble is that these
rude burglars and footpad from the
Coast never treat them that way.
There should be a big grist of newi
from South Africa by the next steam
r. At last accounts a battle waa be
ing opened by General French's cav
alry ia the neighborhood of Warren-
ton, where the Boers were making a
stand. The result of this engagement
should be reported in the flip's due to
day or tomorrow.
Tlw late R. H. Baker was a man of
distinguished lineage and of much ser
vice to the . Island monarchy. His
name was very familiar to the readers
of thia paper twenty or thirty years
ago and in succeeding time up to the
fateful year of 1S93. Then Colonel
Baker retired to a secluded private life
and was not. often beard of publicly
'-.until bia death. His going takes
away one more human landmark of
'the days when "Rex" held carnival
and the Royal standard floated on the
Arthur Johnstone, the veteran
newspaper, man. has retired from the
city, editorship of the Advertiser and
will, it U .understood, go to another
paper. IIe ha.- been succeeded by
Frederick O'Brien, late of th San
Francisco Chronicle, whose experi
ence on the great papers of New York,
Ctlcago and San Francisco has been
wide and varied. Mr. O'Brien' fa
miliarity with modern journalism wili
make him especially UMeful in work
ing out prospective improvements in
the Advertiser. 1(His predecessor, Mri
Johnstone, carries with him to what
ever professional distinction he may
win thA aloha of his late associates.'
Tb .committee to whom was re
ferred a resolution to prohibit further
burials in Honolulu has made a strong
report la its favor. The fact is clear
tl'at crowded cemeteries In a city are
sources of disease that, in brief, the
graveyards feed themselves. Circvm
stances point to such a state of tbjngs
JnjHonolulu, where, there are twenty-
one- burial places and an increase of
maladies which always occur where
the quick .and the dead are neighborly,
The committee urges that private en
terprise opn new cemeteries at a dis
tance frorh town and at places where
they can be reached by funeral cars.
It is a suggestion that ought not to go
a-begglng, for, as most people know,
graveyard property yields large re
The argument over the composition
of the Court of Claims makes It appear
reasonable that a majority of the mem
bership of the Court should be men of
legal training. Admitting that, it by
no means follows that business men
should be excluded from the court alto
gether. The fact is this court is a sort
of amalgamation of judge and jury and
as such, business men need not be a
useless elemehtln UJ Many States have
a law requiring two lay citizens to sit
on the bench with the County Judge as
side JuBtlcea. ' Th'ey are expected to
contribute by their advice and "horse
sense" to the framing J- equitable de
cisions. Surely there must be room in
a Court of Claims for side Justices or
lay Jurymen If not, we should be glad
to learn why. '
Our distinguished former town.-,tnan.
Julien D. Hayne, is making a success of
the Star of Hope, the paper published
unuer his editorship by the Inmates of
the 'New York State prison. A recent
number contains the following choic
bits -of literature:
Every window On the front- of our
ladies' boarding-house was handsomely
decorated with flags on the two Dewey
days; the balcony over the front door
was especially remarkable, being com
pletely covered with Old Glory. The
girls celebrated on their own hook, and
our caged Pattis sang in concord and
discord, out of The Star, "Yankee
Dewey, now d'you do? Dewey, you're
The above is a specimen of the Star
of Hope's local items from one of Mr.
Hayne's lady contributors. Here fol
lows a bit of editorial, explaining the
requirements of admission to the pris
on: 1. Candidates must have graduated
from tome recognized jail.
2. Must give satisfactory evidence
of an Immoral character.
3. And must pass a successful ex
amination in the following branches:
Intoxication, dissipation, profanation,
depredation, speculation, hyper-recrea-tlon,
and peripatetic rustication.
The only thing lacking to make Mr.
Hayne's work sound like old times is
a dissertation on the Hawaiian mis
sionary and the evil he has done to
THE AMENDED SUFFRAGE.
Hon. Gorham D. Oilman of Boston,
one of the most useful and conscien
tious of the Mainland friends of Ha
waii, takes a rather gloomy view of
the suffrage amendments to the Cul
lom bill. In the letter which wo pub
lished yesterday Mr. Oilman said:
The elimination of the small prop
erty qualification for voters for Sena
tors for the Hawaiian Legislature
seems to me most unfortunate. It
seems that the committee that prepar
ed the bill for the new government
drew it very wisely and well, for the
best Interest of the whole people, d.u
it seems to me. as an American even
I cannot shut my yes to the evils that
threaten from universal suffrage. We
have it in name, but here it is absurd
Intelligence, property, interest in the
material welfare of a community, can
for a discriminating ballot. There is
a class h-re and you have them
that call for free suffrage as the only
A discriminating ballot would prob
ably have saved the Southern States
from years of turmoil and Improved
the condition of the negro, the. un
avoidable denial of whose right to
cast a free ballot is the cause of his
unfortunate situation today and for
many years past. So. too, a discrimi
nating ballot would Insure, or go far
to insure, honest government in great
cities a condition which must be
brought to pass, else the very essence
of the American principle of self-government
will be poisoned. Naturally,
the prejudice of the thoughtless voter
and his agent, th time-serving legis
lator, revolts against the idea of .clas
sified voting. These gentry prate of
"one man, one vote," and regard it as
a guarantee of liberty and progress
that the ignoramus, the vagabond and
the demagogue should, in proportion
to their numbers, have as much to say
about the conduct . of government as
the wise man, the industrious citizen
and the publicist. Influences such as
thee were to blame for the suffrage
imfndments of the Cullom bill, but we
fe-l at liberty to doubt that they will
!e able to maintain those amendments
in the face of the object lesson which
a recurrence of a native legislature in
Hawaii and the existence of a native
municipal government in this city
So far as we tan learn the objvts
of the Hawaiian politicians, they are
to put the old native office-holding ton
tlngent back into power wherever
power is to be gained at the ballot-
box. Even the whlt ex-Royalists will
stand no show, for the native politi
cian means to look after his own kind
first, last and all the time. A partial
lar object of thews people is the con
trol of the municipality of Honolulu.
They have already fixed upon a former
Royalist stipendiary as their choice for
Mayor and are said to have mad a
slate for the other offices that reads
like a muster of the Household troops.
Of course such a consummation would
mean bad government on a very prod
igal scale. There would be "rings and
things and fine array" and a recrudes
cence of all the old scandals a regime
for the gambler and opium smug
gler and the public plunderer. All
that, which Mr. Oilman foresees.
might not, however, be an unmixed
evil. Some startling example of the
folly of giving over the control of Isl
and or city affairs to the least quali
fied citizenship may be the one thing
needed to Induce intelligent suffrage
legislation In Congress. Already the
Philadelphia Press, a newspaper of
President McKlnley's official family,
talks of the probability of supplement
al acts to make good the defects ia our
coming organic law. If anything will
bring those supplemental acts to pass
and make them acceptable to tha men
who have most at 6take in the good
Kovernment of Hawaii it will be two
years of such rule as the native ex
Royalist politicians threaten to Inflict.
It was a saying of General Grant's
that the way to secure the repeal of
a bad law is to enforce it. By parity I
of reasoning let us say that the way
to get a discriminating ballot in Ha
waii is to let it be clearly shown for
once how much harm may be done
by a free ballot.
So Mr. Gilman, let us bide our time.!
Generally in the history of Hawaii po
litical evil has been overruled for
good. We do not believe that the fu
ture wi.l show any different result or
that, in the final analysis, good citi
zens will have reason to regret the
events which seem now to be Impend
If Theodore Richards is disposed to
take up such work for Honolulu as Dr.
Park hurst did for New York city he
will deserve the backing of the moral
forces of the community. In the fight
to suppress Pauahi street Mr. Rich
ards was the leading figure and he
would probably Lave won if the fire
of January 20th had not anticipated
him. There are other Pauahi streets
now end much debauchery of all kinds
which concentrated public spirit cught
to as-uiil. The man to lead 13 undoubt
edly Mr. Richards, and If he does so it
will be a strong inspiration to others
to take part in the work.
An official rat -catcher has been ob
tained. The public will wait with in
terest on the result of his experiments
which are to beIn with six traps. As
for the fifty or sixty thousand rats
that .may be in town and about the
suburbs. It cannot be said whether
their interest will be aroused or not
they have had so many false alarms
that tl.ey may conclude to ignore the
rat-catcher and be like the rest of the
The gentlemen who were in charge
of the detention camps lived well, but
ihcy can hardly be blamed for that.
Turkey and porterhouse steaks are
rot too good for people who took the
chances which life in possible plague
OF CURRENT INTEREST.
Custom Made lilnln.
Charles W. Farmer, editor of the
Millinery Trade Review, denies the
truth of the report that a contract has
been made by a Delaware man for
from 8.000 to 20.000 small birds for
the ornamentatioi of women's hats.
Mr. Farmer declares that very few
American birds are used in millinery.
Further than that, he says that irtirt-
clal birds are used oftener than the
real creatures. With chicken feathers.
cotton, Ducuram ani a paste pot a
man can manufacture any style of
bird a woman desires for her hat. and
the artificial bird is preferred to the
real one. The eyes are of glass, the
bill of wood, the breast of chicken
feathers, beautifully dyed, and the
legs and claws of wound silk. Mr.
Farmer says he cannot help it if some
people think millinery merchants and
manufacturers go prowling about the
streets of New York with guns on their
shoulders killing off every bird they
see. But he thinks it ft shame that
milliners should be hounded as they
are by some of the Audubon societies
without anyone taking the trouble to
inquire into the truth of the charges or
wholesale bird slaughter.
'Woman IlKuliV ray Well
Bankers fiud that catering to the
women folk Is profitable business. The
first New York Institution that made a
specialty of women's accounts was the
Second National bank, underneath the
Fifth Avenue hotel, the originator be
ing Joseph S. Case, then paying teller,
now caster. At bis suggestion, in
1869, a ifcrlor was set aside for the
sex, with windows communicating with
himself, the receiving teller and the
bookkeeper. A few years ago the Fifth
Avenue bank was organized, with a
capital of $100,000. making a bid for
business at No. 530 Fifth avenue. Noth
ing in the history of financial institu-
tionnlias surpawd its achievements.
Swell women with "pin and pickle
money" flocked there, and wealthy wid
ows with "rolls" became largo deponit-
ors. Today this small affair is one of
the bigviittle things of New York. It
has a surphiA of $1,211,000 and deposits
of nearly $9,000,000. You could not buy
a share of its stock (par value $100) for
less than $2,;00.
4 4 It is an III Wind
That Blows Nobody Good."
That small ache or pain or
weakness is the 4 4 ill wind"
that directs your attention to
the necessity of purifying
your blood by taking Hood's
Sarsa parilla. Then your
whole body receives good,
for the purified blood goes
tingling to every organ. It
is the great remedy for all
ages and both sexes. ,
Dyspepsia " .Complicated tuHh
lever And kidney trouble, suffered for
yeArs from dyspepsU, milh seixre, pAtns,
Hooa s SArs4pAr3U nude me strong And
heArfy." J. R. Emerton. Auburn. Met,
j if jvjjf iii.i.i if, y
Mood' fills rmrt Urrr tilt ; ih aou-trrtftloy and
nlf oihurtlg to' uke" with tlnod t hTpnll.
Xoiha VUj'm NWKiMr.
Nome City, the new mining town on
tne Alaskan coast, already has a news
paper, a four-naee sheet, whic h mm
urea about: twelve by sixteen inches,
out which sells at fiftv cents a mnv
The new journal styles Itself the Nome
Gold Digger, and its first Issue ronmlnH
some interesting advertisements. The
diu or rare of the principal restaurant
includes tenderloin steak at $3; rein
deer steak. $3: ntarmlzan. 13! ballad
mackerel, $1.50; coffee and doughnuts.
50 cents: corned heel ha.b, $1; sausage.
$1.50; fried ham, $1; salmon, $1; three
eggs, xz; loaf of hread, 25 cents: toast
ed cheese. $1. Two storr seven room
dwellings are advertised for rent at
x-'OO a month; wagons and teams for
hauling are hired out at $10 an hour;
a shave costs $1 and a haircut $1.50.
Uncle Nam'n Honor Mat.
The list, just published by the war
department, of those to whom medals
of honor and certificates of merit have
been issued, and of thoe who have been
commended for gallantry during the
last two years and a half, contains the
names of fifty army and volunteer offl
cers. of more than 400 enlisted men.
and of eight civilians, each of whom
has done some act of bravery or other
good service. It is interesting to note
that the list contains the names of two
colored officers and thirty-three color
ed privates, which makes a pretty good
card for the gallantry of the colored
Art Work In ;!.
There will be a big exhibit of Tif
fany art work at the Paris exposition
and some of it is shown in Tiffany's
New York windows Just now. Besides
many clusters of Easter flowers in
fragile glass, luster enamels, etc., there
U an immense window of colored glass
which is not yet finished. It is a mo
saic, and represents the ascension of a
soul from earth to heaven. A shroud
ed figure emerging from a tomb sur
rounded by a host of angels, is seen in
the background, while in front are an
abundance of poppies and lilies, signi
fying death and resurrection.
Ceylon 1h- IVpulHr.
The Ceylon teas which have crown
into so great favor in this country, es
pecially since the Columbian exposition
inChicago, are called "black" teas, be
ing in fact the best of the class which
has long been known commercially as
Knglltn breakfast" teas. Now the
Ceylon growers are beginning to send
over fine green teas, pure, uncolored
and unferniented, which have already
captivated New York tea-drinkers, so
that the demand excetdi the supply.
rolt I Wlie I Kilt htilflt.
Count Tolstoi Is an enthusiastic cyc
list. He declares tnat he has to thank
his bicycle and his vegetarian diet for
the robust health he has so long enjoy
ed. Twenty years ago his physician
advised Tolstoi to avoid too much
muscular exercise, but the patient was
obstinate and did exactly the contrary:
In fact, he has ever been a lover of
sports of different kinds.
Dawson advices say that little will
be left of the Klondike metropolis aft
er the Nome rush in May and June.
Merchant are closing out their places
of business, and instead of every build
ing being crowded. "To let" signs are
frequently seen. Busings is dying,
and most oMhe dealers are going to
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Sprinkled about cesspools, stables
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Put up 1 all dies. Pint bottles, 25c.
which will make- a pall of the surest
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Wood and Coal.
White and Bfack'.Sand
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t PACinC HEIGHTS.
VF. nn . KAIULAN1 DMVE-Ap.
Vlft Vtaifirrin. tly termed, the viaMaf.
' ima or Grand Boulevard
un iu iiocii ttu uiiisuc piece vi uniceenng aiiorus eafi
ouwoa w an I'vuiLs, tis uisu Muuic unu marine views 0;
exquisite grandeur at every turn.
Contracts have been let for material, and the work
of construction, equipping and installation placed in the
hands of a competent electrical engineer to bo fully com
pleted 'bv .1 lino 1st. H.'ivinf mi indnnontlont. tmvor
plant we are prepared to furnish electric porccv for
ngnung, Dealing ana omer purpose), to our Home build
ers at most reasonable rate
Uur reservoirs are r.oW
HS IfTnmmPn. completed and wate:
mainn laid so as to sup
ply each lot. Permith for making water conn ectionf
will be granted on application,
'. An inspection of the attractive homes now building,
or the names of purchasers of lott will convince anyone
that PACIFIC HEIGHTS is the choicest and most -elect
of all the residence site!) of Honolulu.
2 For further information, prices, tcnnn, etc., apply
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Oos of th drawbacks to tbe perfection of the locatufancent eWtrV) liz
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the REGULATING LAMP. Dy means or a regulating screw It can t
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