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AUSTIN'S HAWAIIAN WEEKLY.
S' r A . vi ., jtf AUSTIN'S HAWAIIAN WEEKLY! -DeroKj to the Intrrtttt of tbe Pxllkl Published by lbe Austin Publishing Company. HIANKUN AUSTIN, MANAOINfl KDITOH. Subscription, $3.oo per Year, United States and Canada, $5.00 per Year. Other Countries in Postal Union, $6.00 per Year, Postage Paid. Single Copy 5 Cents. HONOLULU, FEBRUARY 24, 1900. The Weekly is fortunate in obtaining the co-operation of Col. Will E. Fisher in assist ing in the carrying on of a most useful department entitled "Business and Real Estate." The column is started for the first time in this issue. It is hoped that the extension' of the fire limits will be fully considered immediately. It may be wholly uncalled for and may be calculated to prove disastrous to many property owners and holders of leases who, by the way, have lost no legal rights frm the fact of a "necessary fire" and which compelled them to vacate. Go slowl Criticisms are often heard now a days. It is in order to ask some who criticise what part have they taken in endeavoring to assist when it has been necessary for someone to put their shoulder to the wheel. At present and during the sixty days passed? No one can possess anything but a selfish disposition to criticise the acts of those who have not only given their time but business to assist. The Citizens Sanitary Committee have done excellent work and is entitled to kind words from all. The circulation of the Weekly has nearly doubled the last three weeks. Just what should have caused this remakable increase in the sales it is hard to say. Much may be due to the great improvement made in reproducing illustrations on the cover, under the general title of "Glimpses of Hawaii," since the arrival of Mr. Wm. Langton who has a national reputa tion in this branch of newspaper work. Yet, perhaps, the editor may, without being accused of being immodest, take some little credit to himself for producing a newsy, fearless paper. The Real estate market is looking up, it is of course unfortunate that the few late case.) of plague have appeared after many days oi lull, but confidence is placed in the Board of Health for the untiring efforts dis played. The Citizens' Sanitary Committee are doing excellent work, which is unquestionable evidence that our people are ever ready to lend assistance. It is to be hoped the plague is but a question of a short period;as heretofore it will have little to do with preventing the progress of the Hawaiian Islands and Capi tal is ready and willing at present to assure its confidence. Real estate will continue to march onward and investments are even now sought for by many. Aguinaldo's Version or the Philippine Troubles. The appeal of Emilio Aguinaldo, who signs himself President of the Philippine republic, addressed "to the civilized nations, and especially to the great North American republic," gives his version of the causes of the Philippine conflict. He entitles his manifesto "An Authentic Review of the Philippine Revolution." The appeal written in Spanish, was sent to this country and fell into the hands of Mr. Erving Winslow, of Boston, Eastern secretary of the American Anti Imperialist League. Mr. Winslow, who says that it came into his hands accidentally, sent a translation of it to the Springfield Republican, which published it the morning of January 25. The Republican, which is one of the leading anti. imperialist journals, says of Aguinaldo's review: " Aguinaldo's statement must go out for what it is worth. That his is a partizan relation goes without saying. There is bit terness in it, of course, for this could not be otherwise under the circumstances; the statement of facts will be open to dispute at many points; people opposed in an armed contest never see alike; but the value of this Filipino presentation is twofold. It offers an opportunity for sizing up the man whose leadership his people have invited and wel comed, and to which they adhere under extraordinary stressful circumstances with dogged loyalty, and it presents the other side. .- " Undoubtedly there are inaccuracies in this narrative by the Filipino leader, while the discrepancies with the testimony of American officials are often sharp and irre concilable. He writes with a national bias, just as General Otis or Professor Worcester writes with a bias equally strong. It will be the task of the impartial historian to discover, if possible, the actual truth as between the conflicting witnesses." Nissellaneous. The News Letter says. "Oakland will bar from the schools teachers and pupils afflicted with tuberculosis. The plan is a wise one. A consumptive child is a source of danger to comrades, and in be ing confined to a crowded room and study, is the victim of cruelty. Let both the sick and the well have a chance." It is well known that quick consumption is common among Hawaiians and that consumption is ptoven to be contagious. Why not adopt the same plan here. And now Major-Gen. Otis announces that the climate of Philippines means ruin to the teeth of soldiers, that half the soldiers now haveteeth "almost completely ruined," while nearly all of the remaining half are rapidly be ing reduced to the same condition. It was well known that "imperialism" caused an extremely bad taste in a well-constituted mouth, but this is the first news that it attacks and destroys the teeth. When Judge Taft is willing to resign a position on the Supreme bench to take the presidency of the Philippine Commission it is shrewdly suspected that he is looking for the governorship of those islands. ' The report that General Roberts has called for 90,000 more men for South Africa is not believed to be true. The English militia law like that of the United Stales does not per. mit them to do service out of the country. If true, these troops would have to be raised by volunteer service. As it is, Lord Roberts has 70,000 effective troops for which he cannot find means of transport to the front. President McKinley has transmitted to Congress the first part of the report of the Philippine Commission, which fills a volume of 264 large octavo pages. :: The Senate is exhibiting, unfortunately, pro-English Yiews. Pettigrew has offered a resolution of sympathy with the Boers. It is thought that the effect of Pettigrew's speech-making will be to hasten the action of Congress supporting the adminstration. Both the Senate and House of Represent atives have practically agreed to introduce identical bills approving of the amendment to the Clayton-Bulwer. treaty which gives the United States complete control of the Nicaragua canal. Under these circumstances "There is no reason to expect any serious efforts to delay the bill in either house of Congress. Its opponents are so few as to make such efforts hopeless, and the prospects are that votes will be reached in both Houses after the amendment is passed." .; Here is an incident of the Crimean War which will be appreciated by the Britishers who love the Queen. From the News Letter: "The Queen's farewell to the High landers, oidered to the Cupe from Balmoral, reminds one of how Her Majesty saw the Guards off forty-five years ago, when they left London for Malta, en route for the Russian war. They marched passed in front of Buckingham Palace, the Queen and Prince Albert looking on from the balcony. As the last company was going by, the Queen young, girlish, impulsive stooped down, took off one of her shoes and threw it among them, with the old English idea of giving good luck. Even the discipline of the Guards broke down, and a dozen men scrambled for it. Who actually secured the royal token of good luck was never known. Probably the guardsman who carried it oft with him was among the killed or missing of some Crimean battlefield, and his knapsack was plundered by marauders who had no idea where the little satin shoe had originally come from." copt). Austin's Hawaiian Weekly, 5 cents per IT iiii7l r ,"T" . svr