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The Independent. (Honolulu, H.I.) 1895-1905, October 26, 1898, Image 1

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Oceanic Steamship Company
TIME TABLE
The Fino Passongor Steamers of This Lino Will Arrive and Loave
This Port as Horeundor
FROM SAN FRANCISCO
AUSTRALIA OOT 26
MARIPOSA NOV 9
AUSTRALIA NOV 23
FOR SAN FRANCESCO
AUSTRALIA NOV 1
MOANA NOV 9
AUSTRALIA NOV 29
In connection with the sailing of the above steamers the Agents are
prepared to issue to inteuding passengers coupon through tickets by any
railroad from San Frauuisco to all points in the United States and from
New York by any steamship lino to all European ports
For furthor particulars apply to
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General Agents Oceanic S S Company
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I NEVBR SAW A SAW SAW A8 THIS SAW SAWS SAWEDL SHARP
THE PACIFIC HARDWARE CO LTD
HAVE A NUMBER OF NOVELTIES IN
Medianics Tools
and a large stock of TOOLS and IMPLEMENTS of all kinds
Also samples of a New Make of SAWS which tho Manufacturers
claim are superior to any horetoforo put upon the Market
The Improved Atainram Cane Knife
AND THE
Improved Planters Hoe
Are Giving General Satisfaction
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IMPORTERS OF
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OMMISSION 3HJEO3lrT3
LontR for Lloyds
Canadian Australian Steamship Lino
British Foreign Marino Insurance Co
Northern Assurance Co Fire and Life
Canadian Pacific Railway Co
Pioneer Lino of Packets from Liverpool
Telephone 92
P O Box 145
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bast Corner fort it kinq sts
IMPORTERS AND DEALEES IN
Groceries Proirtsions and Feed
Now nd Fresh Ooods rocolved by every packet from Oallloniln ICuutorii
States and European Markets
Standard Gradrj of Gamed Vegatables Fruits and Fish
at Goods dellvornd to any part of tho City
The Independent SOc per Month
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HONOLULU H I WEDNESDAY 4
Political
By tho Marquio do Ruvigny and
Rainoval and Oranstoun Mot-
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Continued from Yesterday
Out of a population of about 109
000 thoro nrb not more than 2000
American males and not 1500 malos
in all the eight islands in favor of
annexation A free ropublio or a
restoration of tho monarohy are tho
only two alternatives to satisfy tho
majority of the people and against
tho practical deletion of their
national life by the existing oligarchy
culminating in its total extinction
by incorporation with the United
States they are almost unanimous
Mr F T Dubois of Idaho who
has made a close study of tho
question actually upon the spot
says The United States boasts
that it is the cradlo of liberty It
has stood as the friend and guide of
weak nations aud has always insisted
that Governments derive tlioir just
powers from tho cousont of the
governed Wo assert that
the individual should be consul
tod in all matters affecting his poli
tical rights and status Wo
invoke tho Monroo doctrine and
have for seventy years if any foreign
power attempts to coerce a weaker
country against their will Wo have
not yet invoked it in vaiu Those
people of the Hawaiian Islands have
not been consulted at all Tboir
country is being taken away from
them against their will and they are
being forced to become part of a
political system aud civilization
which they know nothing of and do
not want and will not have and by
whom If they are ruth
lesnly annexed against their will it
will require a standing army and
fleet of ships to keep them in sub
jontion It is my calm
deliberate judgment that there js
not a just minded unbiased dlsin
forested American living who would
favor annexing tho Hawaiian Islands
to tho United States after ascertain
ing the conditions existing there
throuph a fair and personal investi
gation
That a plebiscite would result in
the overthrow of tho existing Re
public is not questioned whether a
plebiscite would restore the Mon
archy or endorse tho annexation of
tho Islands is another question into
which it is not our purpose to enquire
now All mat ji is really necessary
to add is that tho Memorialists who
under date of the 8th of Oolober1897
addressed tho President Congress
and People of the United States
protesting against the extinction of
their existence as n nation havo
solemnly pledged their faith to yield
their roady and cheerful acquies
cence to annexation if at a free and
fair oloctinu hold for that purpose a
majority of votes bo oast in favor
of such a projeot At the moment
they were not pleading for tho
restoration of tho Monarohy but
against tho ratification of the pro
posed Treaty of Uniou
Reasoning by aualogy ogainst tho
annexation of Hawaii we would
quote the parallel caso of Doumark
whose integrity we formally guaran
teed by tho Treaty of London in
1852 but to whoso disintegration we
woro none tho loss accessories by re
fusing to interfere whon on tho
death of Froderiok VII Prussia and
Austria combined to seize Sohleswig
and Holstein The practical result
of our liou iutorvoutioti is that
Prussia by her acquisition of thesu
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command of all tho ports in the
Baltic has become a naval powor
nnd is bocoming a dangerous com
mercial rival of our own Had wo
abided by our undertaking to Den
mark Prussia would have boon com
pelled to work out her ovolution on
different linos It is a poor kind of
statesmanship that allows one power
to inflict wrong upon another and a
weaker power moroly bocauso to do
so is at tho moment to follow the
line of least resistance Tho policy
of concession can easily bo carried
too far and although to concede
may at tho moment seem to bo the
simplest way of preserving peaco it
may not bo tho safest in tho end
West Africa has a similar lesson to
teach us It is not many years
sinco we regarded our West African
Colonies as mere encumbrances aud
paid wholly inadequate attention to
them A possibly hostile power has
gradually acquired the greater part
of tho Hinterland and now bids fair
to confine our possessions to tho
littoral Indeed had it npt been for
the Imperial polioy of Sir George
Goldie and the Royal Niger Com
pany wo should soon have nothing
but a bare coast line It is true
that in this case wo guaranteed no
independence but in temporal
affairs there is not much to choose
between breaob of faith to a friend
and stupidity in our own conduct
Tho value of a moral lies Bolely in
its application Hawaii is situated
in the direct lino of route between
Canada and Australia In a general
war the Suez Canal might quito
conceivably be closed and tho Cape
might be held by a hostile power
In ttieso two events tho importance
of Hawaii as keeping open a line of
communication between Canada and
Australia can scarcely be exaggerat
ed It is neither lack of patriotism
norlaokof faith in our race that loads
us to suggest these contingencies
Wo refer to them only to show that
if we aro no longer influenced by a
sense of our obligations prudence
should still induce us to bo con
sistent and to carry our undertaking
into effect And to apply the gen
eral to particular this uieaup ihat
we should be not only ethically
right but politically wise in espous
ing the cause of the Hawaiiaus and
regarding thoir annexation by the
United States with something more
thau suspicion Theso are un
fortunately not the days in which
ono gets credit for good motives
Humanitarianism we are told
prompted tho United Statea to em
bark upon tho war which is to result
in their possessing Cuba and Puerto
Rico Anxiety for the souls of tho
kanakas has secured for them a
naval baso in Hawaii Wo should
bo behind our timo if we woro not a
little sceptical of such purity of
motive more especially whon it
achieves its objects by such means
as U1030 we have dotailod
Life Savors
At tho Anchor Saloon Messrs
Lovejoy Co proprietors aro pro
pared to supply to their patrons a
life saving fluid la tho way of their
famous Rainier Beer on Draught
aud in bottles They keep on baud
tho finest line of Whiskies aud Giiis
Oarlyle and Andrews on deck
For That Tired Fooling
That steals over 7011 as the days
work is over theres nothing else
so good as n rofroshing glass of
RAINIER BEEU Ttisthotouioyou
need beats all tho medicine you can
takobringsou a souud refreshing aud
healthy sleep and makes one feel like
a new person On tap or in bottloB
at tho Criterion Saloon Phono 783
Mossontjor Sorvico
Honolulu Messenger Service de
liver messages and packages Tele
phone 878
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Subscribe Tub Independent 50
two provinces now has complete ceuts per month
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Wilders Steamship Go
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TIME TABLE
O L WIGHT Pxcs S B KOBE Boo
Cnpt J A KING PortBapt
Stmr KINATJ
CLARKE Commander
Will leavo Honolulu pyery Tuosdny nt 10
pclncl n m touching nt Lahalna Maa
jaea Boy mid Makcna the same dny Ma
liukonii Ktiwnlliiio and Laupahocho tho
foliowsng day arriving a Hilo Wednes
day
Returning will sail from Hilo overy Fri
day at 8 oclock p in touching at Lnupa
hoclioe Malinkona audKawalhae Makc
na Maalaca Bay and Lahalna the follow
ing dayarrivlug at Honolulu Buuday am
Will call nt loholkl i utin on tho
second trip of each month arriving thoro
on tho morning of tho day of sailihg from
Hilo to Honolulu
Tho popular rout to tho Volcano is via
Hilo A good carrlago road tho entiro
distance
Stinr CLAUDINE
CAMERON Commander
Will leavo Honolulu Tuesdays at 6 r m
touching at Kahului Hana Hamoa and
Klpabnln Maul Returning arrives a
Honolulu Sunday mornings
Will cull at Nuu Kaupo once each
month
Ew No Freight will bo received after i
r m on day of sallluj
This Company will reserve the right of
make changes in tho time of departure and
arrival of its Steamers without notice and
It will not be responsible for any conse
quences arising therctiom
Consignees must be at the Landings to
aratu weir ireigut mis company nil
uu Hold itself responsible lor freicht after
It nas been landed
v at owners
Live Stock received only risk
This Company will not be respoiiblofor
Money or Valuables of passengers unless
placed in tho caro of Parsers
CUT Passengers are requested to par
chase Tickets before embarking Those
failing to do so will be subject to an addi
tional charge of twentv five per cent
Packages containing personal effects
whether shipped ts boggago of freight if
the contents thereof exceen 100 In valuo
must havn the value thereof plainly stated
and marktd and the Company will not
hold itself liable for any loss or damage in
excess of this sum except the goods be
shipped under a special contract
Al employes of tho Company are for
bidden to rtcelyo frolght without deliver
ing a shltipliiR lecclnt therelor in tho form
prescribed by the Company and which
may bo scon by shippers upon application
to the pursors of the Corupanysbteamers
Suliipors aro noililed that If freight ib
shipped without such receipt it will be
hoiely at tho risk of tho shipper
OLAUS SlREOKELS WM Q IBWIN
Glaus Spinels Co
BANKERS
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BANK 01 SAN FRANCISCO
DHA1V EXCHANGE OH
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San Francisco
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-The Union Bank of Loudon
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Exchange Na
OHIOAGO Merchants National Bank
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Paris
BERLIN DresdnerBauk
HONG KONG AND YOKOHAMA Hong
KongBhanghaiBanklngCorporation
NEW ZEALAND AND
Bank of Now Zealand
VIOTOHIA AND VANCOUVEK Bank
of British North America
Dansact a General Banking and Exchari
Business
Deposits Received Loans made on A
proved Heourlty Commercial und Travel
ers Credit Issued Bills of Exchange
bought and sold
ClollnnMnnn Promptly Aroniintort Vnr
NOTICE
HEUE11Y GIVEN THAT FItOM AND
IB
after this dnto Mr O Stllliimn has no
further anthotity to collect for and on be
half of The iNonrsMiKNT
F J TESTA
Honolulu Ang 1 1W8 Proprietor

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