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The Independent. (Honolulu, H.I.) 1895-1905, May 19, 1898, Image 4

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I new lot of the Finest
Musical Instruments
Uiiolmips JultarH Violins Etc
Also a now Invoice of the Celebrated
Westermeyer PiaaosP
rfiieulitlly iiiaiMfnctnred for the tropical
climnte second to nono
MO KB THAN 100 OP THEM BOLD
On tho Hawaiian Islands during tho last
years
A1OT A8N30HDNTA0MrLKT1
DRY GOODS
AND
General Merchandise
Aluo thu choicest European and Ameri
can
Beers Ale Wines Liquors
AT MOST IlKASOHABLE TRICES
Ku HOFFSOHLAEGEK CO
Comer KiiiK Bethel Streets
T21 323 King
lauding
Carriage and
vynn Manufacturer
ALL XAIB8IALS OB HANP
mrivsh everything outside steam
boats and boilers
rpe Shoeing a Speoialty
TELEPHONE B72 -B
OEDBES FOE
Hawaiis Story by
Hawaiis Queen
Olotih BOTJlXlCi
May bo placed now with W W Wmond
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Postaco or freight extra to the other
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Metropolitan Meat Go
81 KING BTKEET
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Wholesale and
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Navy Contractors
Hawaiian Grown
Oysters
The above delicacy jjn now be
procured in such quautitios as re
quired upon leaving orders with
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LONG BRANCH BATBS
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There earth and air and tea ami ky
With Ircaktrt long give lullaby
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WILL ATTEND TO
Hoovoysncing in All Its Branches
OoUocting and All BuBlnosa
Mattorc of Truot
All business entrusted to him will receive
prompt and cnrotul attention
Oftlrn Hnnnkna Hnninkua Hawaii
Bruce Waring A Co
Real Estate Dealers
603 Fort Ot near King
BUILDING LOTS
Houses and lots and
lands for bale
S0 Parties wishing to dispose of tnnlr
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All kinds of Jewolry
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SnnvEVon and Real Estate Aoent
Ofllco Bethel Street over tho New
230 Model Restaurant
JOHN NOTT
HAWAIIAN WINE CO
Frank Brown Maunger
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ALLBH ROBINSON
Dealers in Lumber and Coal
3nirDiNO Matebials of
All Kinds
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Plumdino Tin Coppeu and Sheet
Iron Worm
King Street Honolulu
JOHN QOOD WIlil
Oockaigno Says It is Influenced
by Selfish Motlvos Croat Bri
tulns Eyo Upon Spanish Bpoila
Tho probability of war botweon
the United Statos and Spain has to
an inside observer as usual shown
a good doal of the roal spirit which
dominates Englishmen whou the
thiuk auy other nation is not inde
pendent of their help Thoy think
this ol tho United Statos just now
And mind by they I do not mean
the English nation collectively but
individuals singly and in groups
The English nation of course
moans tho government in office and
power What it does is guided and
direoted by solGsh motives purely
If Lord Salisbury directed Sir Julian
Fnuncofoto to assuro President Mc
Kiuley of anything in tho shape of
English good will bo suro it is be
cause Lord Salisbury thinks it will
be best for England to do so for
Botno reason lying hid in tho uoblo
marquiss head not his heart
Just now England is playing a
non committal part though I think
I cau seo that English Government
sympathy will go with tho United
AND
Statos in the ovbnt of war In tho
first place tho United States must
be successful in the long run if not
at first and England would liko to
como in for a sharo of Spains col
onial possessions It is thought
horo that America would not caro
to annex more than Ouba if that
and that Porto Rico and the Philip
pines would bo uico pluniB to add to
tho British colony pudding If they
should be going begging what is
easior than for Eugland to stop in
and accept them in return for past
favors Present favors will be past
favors when tho war is over and if
you noto nuy leanings on tho part
of England to the Bide of America
at the present moment bo suro it is
done with eyes upon Spanish spoil
At loast I think so I may bo
wrong If I am tho future will
show mo to bo
But outside of tho government I
do not think the people of Eugland
take very much interest in tho
Cuban question or tho chances of
war between Spain and tho United
States The sort of things that
catch their attention are tho acrim
mago in tho Houbo of Representa
tives and tho fact that the very peo
ple who are crying for war are send
ing coal and provisions to supply
Spanish naval stations Neither of
these are object leBsous of which
Americans in Europe feel proud It
is truo that the Gghting in Congress
was natural though undignified
But tho supplying an enemy of ones
country with fuel and food on tho
very ove of war is simply tho act of
a misoroant In the meantime
leaving war quito out of the ques
tion there is plenty of English sym
pathy for America shown in London
just at present No fewor than
throe American plays aro going on
at throe different theatres and on
Monday next a fourth will unfurl its
flag The Argonaut May Oth
Tho Philippine Islands
The Philippines named in honor
of Philip the Second of Spain are a
group of 1200 islands covering an
area of about 150000 squaro milos
nearly as large as tho State of Cali
fornia There aro nine largo islands
Sevon of these vary from 1000 to
5000 square miles The othor two
Luzon 41000 squaro miles and
Mindanao 83000 squaro miles aro
each only a little inferior to Cuba in
size Most of tho balance aro baro
voloanio rooks of littje value Spain
has been in possession of the islands
since 1564 and yot so littjo advance
moot has been in ado that vory little
is known about their goologioal
formation aud area and population
aro results of estimate rathor than
survey and numeration
There aro believed to bo about
5000000 inhabitants including
about 400000 Spanish 50000 Chi
nose 20000 aborigines and tho bal
ance ot Malay origin and speooh
The climate is essentially tropioaud
the temperature varies but little
from month to month through tho
ytam 1HJ pttfotiyal divrwtoa rjfthxJ
stasons in the wet and dry monsoons
There are several active volcanoes
Mt Mayon nearest Manila frequent
ly scatters ashes ovor a largo area
Earthquakes are common and may
bo said to keep tho archipolago in a
perpetual tromor ChaugoB of tho
trado winds cause typhoons which
ariso in tho Pacific Ocoau and sweep
ovor tho islauda at a velocity some
times approaching HO milos an hour
In natural products the islands
aro very rich Mindanao although
tho least known is believed to bo
the riohest in special vegetablo
forms Botanists have discovered
more than 4500 spenios of plants in
tho archipelago Lumbor is plenty
banyan and palms common and
spices and tobadoo among tho
natural growths Tho tea plant
has been introducod and is under
cultivation in Luzon Tho central
islands embrace oxtensivo coal fields
Gold is found in tho alluvia of most
of tho islands and indications point
to plentiful deposits of iron ore and
copper The Argonaut
Local Interests and National Policy
Objection is now mado to tho an
nexation of Hawaii on tho ground
that tho roBult might be disadvanta
geous to the present and possible
sugar beet producers of tho West
Tho report that Senator Thurston
has adopted this view is of course
not to be credited without fuller
confirmation than has yet como to
hand To do so would be to pay a
scant compliment to tho Nebraska
Senators intelligence and fair
mindednoss But tho use of his
name in connootiou with it though
probably unwarranted gives the ob
jection an importanco it would not
otherwise possess and ontitles it to
a reply of whioh it would otherwise
scarcely be worthy ouch reply is
not hard to make Evorybody
knows that the beet sugar producers
in the Pacific States have beon able
to thrive notwithstanding Hawaiian
competition froo of duty and that
coolie labor in tho Hawaiian Islands
has mndo competition in boot sugar
production sharper thau it would bo
after annexation It is equally evi
dent that tho coot of transportation
from tho islands to tho Pacific Coast
and then to inland markets is in it
self a proteotivo tariff sufficient to
defend any such industry
What would such objectors think
if they could find record of any
Northern statesman who objected
when annexation of Louisiana was
proposed becnuoo it would injure
the maple sugar industry of Ver
mont Or what would have been
thought if New Yorkors had objected
to taking Nebraska and the Dakota
into tho Union on the ground that
their wheat fields would ruin the
farmers of tbo Goneseo Valley It
is a fact that the wheat growers of
this State have been injured by tho
competition of tho great Western
States but it does not occur to auy
rational man that tbero was sound
reason for hostility to the increase
of tho United States in that direc
tion
Tho Government of the United
States ia not expected to servo tho
intorosts of a single State or sootion
at the expeueo of all othors Men
do not commonly considor it patri
otic to hold up tho United States
and arrest the development and
growth of tho country becauso this
or that locality may incidentally be
injurod It would not bo patriotic
thoroforo to demand that tho wel
fare of tho whole country should be
sacrificed to tho supposed advantage
of a single State whoso farmers in
tend to Krow beet sugar In tho
preBnnt case thoro is no promise
oven of such advantage Or rather
there is no good ground for sup-
I posing that tho beet sugar industry
in Nebraska and California will be
injured by the annexation of Ha
waii But howevor that might be
tho wholo is greater than a part
Tho interests of the Nation aro su
perior to those of auy State Tho
men who rule nt Washington should
bo and wo trust aro mon who think
and daro for the Nation as a whole
And tho intorosts and wolfaro of the
Nation as a wholo demand the an
nexation of tho Hawaiian Islands
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Wholesale and Retail Grocer and
Provslon Merchant
A KULL LINE OF CHOICEST
American and European Groceries
Always on Hand
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A Share of Your Trado frnlleltcd Satis
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JOHN PHILLIPS
Plumber and Gas Utter
Orders promptly attended to and work
guaranteed
HOTEL SfREET NEAR PORT
TELEPHONE S02
P HORN
The Pioneer Bakery
Dread Pies Cakes of all kinds frooh
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Fresh Ice Cream inado of tho Host Wood
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Tho Finest
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