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- ctsf'3'vr :rp5gz s fe . -W ' Jt FOUR THE HONOLULU REPUBLICAN. -. w, . --a', gr,?. . J, - ja&JNi THE HONOLULU RKPUBLICaN. Published "Svery Moraine Except Ma-day by the lbt. Grieve Publishing Company,, Limited. .EDWIN S. GILL - - EDITOR TELEPHONES. Easiness Office .'.'Jala 215 Editorial Rooms Main 123 Entered at the Post OSce .at Honolulu, H. T., as second-class mail. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. Per Month, by Carrier I .75 One Year, by Mall S.00 Six Months, by Mail '4.00 Three Months, by Mall or Carrier. 2.25 HONOLULU, H. T, DEC. 12. UOO. WEATHEB. YESTERDAY. Meea TMBinuarw Tl I rtrr. 3tUOmnm TwapiraMt m. tecne. ' Mnxlmaai 's. -Ici . HkruMMArr utp.s. ap to t a. m. ( &r (VIM (or tfc Oaf eJI Mui Kqfettvw HmaMltr .-. WtXDS. ' t'artbHMtibakM 1. ' Tomrrjkift n Todav. ' LMbt doH'l? and not mud) m!n. THE REPUBLICAN'S SUPPLEMENT Knowing that the people of Hawaii wmM be greatly interested in the Praaidem's metuge The Republican, with its customary enterprise, arrange! 06 with the San Francisco Bulletin, whose t o'clock edition containing the message would be off the press just previous to the sailing of the aalandfe. to print sufficient extra: copies to send here for distribution tvtUt The Republican as a supplement so that the readers of this paper could hsYo the President s message in fait several days abend of the readers of any other paper in Hawaii. The message is of such great importance tflat practically overy man interested In the afllfirs of his country will want to read' every word of lt See that yor newsboy gives you a copy of the San Francisco Bulletin of December rd, containing the message in full, with today's Republican. THEIR ACTION IS UNREPUBLICAN The action of the executive committee of the republican party of Hawaii upon the Invitation of the nts to loin them in appointing a representative commission to frame a charter for a municipal government jr Honolulu shows that the committee as a body is unutterly opposed to n charter and to municipal government for tills city, of course the committee has not said that this is !ts position, in iso many words, but st might us well have done so as there can be no mistaking its attitude. It is to be regretted that the republican party of Hawaii has at its head as members of the executive coinmitteo a kt of men of such narrow vision nnd such bigoted and selflsn opinions : s animate tho members of that body. It is safe lo say that they by no means represent iho rank and file f the party on the Island of Oahu. They cllag to tho old Idea of race prejudice, which they themselves denounce, and they assert tbat muuipical government would necessarily be a failure because a little clique could not dictate iL They assumo that the people cannot be trusted with a city government, but that wo must go on under a 'centralised system that is the most vicious that could possibly bo devised; n system under which the gravest nbusos have arisen; a system under which laws have been ignored, when it was to the Interest of certain favor- itios of tho olllclals to ignore then and a system under which the worst abuses of favoritism! known to governments hav$ long flourished. Municipal government for Honolulu .would mean a government of the people, for tho people and by the people. That .Is republican doctrine pure and simple. It is the very foundation stone of republicanism nnl yet the man who. stand as the representatives of the party here ignore iL Knowing that they have only a very small minority in the legislature they must and do know that they can put through no legislation excepting such as the in-dependents approve of. The 'independents arc honest in their determination to establish municipal government The people of Honolulu and cf the entire territory decided by tholr votes at the polls on November 6th that they wanted municipal and county governments established In Hawaii. Some one in discussing the subject at the Drill ished meeting Monday night said that it should be left to a vot of the people whether or not thay wanted a charter. Such talk indicates that tho speaker is Incapable of reading the sign3 of the times. The matter has already been left to a vote of tho people and they have decided by a large majority that they are !,i favor of municipal government Mr. Gaorgo Carter, who was a candidate for the Senate on tht republican; ticket said several months before the election, that he was not in favor ...f municipal government nnd the result was that Mr. Carter was defeated by a honvr vote while the other regular nominees on the ticket with him were elected. Nothing could bo plainer man that Mr. Cartor,'s attitude upon the municipal charter question, o of which his party was pledged, was the cause of his defeat The republicans can gain absolute lis ly nothing by their decision to frame a charter of their own. In fact it s to not tho intention that they shall gain anything by such action; the object being rather to deteat all eJTorts to secure a municipal government for this city. This is again shown by the action of the committee la. V .-. . t ' deciding to appo'nt a committee of thirty to prepare a charter .'or Honolulu on behalf of the republican party. Not a citizens committee to organize a broad charter representing ail elements of the community but a -Republican charter. 'When it Is remembered that the republicans have but nine of the thirty members of the house and six of the fifteen members of the senate the ridiculousness of such a position is anparent. Men like James H. Boyd and Charles W. Wilcox, who are close to the rank and file of the people, who understand the temper of the voters better than a majority of the republican committee seem to do, say that it is only common sense to meet the independents in the same spirit tif fairness that party has evinced in asking the other parties to assist in framing a charter that all could support and which would be representative of the ideas of all the parties in municipal government. The effort of the Thurston ring, as represented in the executive committees, to defeat the establishing of citv government, as demanded by the people of all parties, will not work. W? warn them now that municipal gov emmentwlll come for Honolulu and 'f It proves to be a disappointment, they will have only themselves to blame ujr doing what they could to defeat .t, instead of working harmoniously with all others to make it as near ideal as could be expected in the first effort. WHY NOT TRY HIS REMEDY? If Pratt really has a cure for leprosy he could have wealth untold at his command. As he has been dragging out an existence upon charitv for many years, it may safely be predicated that he has no cure. His statements since he came here have simply been a series of embroideries of fiction on a very few threads of truth, in point of fact there are some wicked people, and doctors at that, who say Pratt is a phenomenal liar. The Evening Star. Well, all that may be true. The opponents of Galileo and Columbus advanced the same arguments con-corning their theories of'the rotundity of the earth. They had all th savants, astronomers and "resular schools" with them, and all of whom joined in imprisoning the The practice of medicine Is not an exact science, by any means. It is very largely experimental. All the truth is not found in any one school. Many an old woman's remedy would jar the authors of the United States Phnrmacopla, yet they answer many a useful purpose. Even an irregular physician might develop some remedy for a specific disease. Pratt's leprosy appears to have been arrested, and he says it was done by a certain remedv. Pratt may be n liar, but why not accept him at his value and try his remedy. Why cast it aside simply uecause it isn't "regular?" How many vegetable compounds have become factors in materia through Indians and barbarians and listed because of their value after due test? Peruvian bark, Cascara Segrada and other remedies belong to this class. There is no occasion to comment upon the terrible character of leprosy. Suppose a drug having an ameliorating effect should be found, ought it lo be rejected because it was offered "irregularly?" in taking the attitude it has in reference to a municipal charter the republican executive committee has shown that it utterly ignores the wishes of the rank and file of the party. It shows that the old idea r.f "the people bedamned," which has animated the Thurston office holding ring, is in the ascendent just now In the republican executive committee. The concert for the benefit of the fund to send Christmas, greetings wo the lepers on Molokal should commend itself to the generosity of every good citizen. It will take place at the Opera House and ought to be a tremendous success. The committee would be delighted to receive contributions of any sort Kniger has ascertained that he is persona non grata In United Germany, but he may still fall back on the Dutch when the mercuria French tire f him. Then there's Ireland, too, while the United States is still the asylum of all the politically oppressed. The Republican has been consistently and persistently in favor of municipal government for Honolulu since the day of its birth and it intends to maintain the good fight until municipal government is established in Honolulu. - HAWAII IH THE PUBLIC EYE Politics in Hawaii. From the Chicago Times-Herald. Out in Hawaii the demagogues and spellbinders reverse the American practice and actually appeal to the native instead of to the foreign vote. But the principle is the same, as was shown in the recent elections, and much more rational, because the natives of Hawaii are relatively much stronger than the foreigners In the United States. v So deeply influenced were all par- tics by their knowledge of the native strength that the candidate for congressional delegate was chosen from the true blues of the provisional government Samuel, or "Sam" Parker, the republican nominee, is a half-white who wss minister for foreign affairs in the last cabinet Liliuokalanl. the one under which affairs were brought to a crisis. He has large property interests and It said of him that ie was by far the best member of the cabinet and tri-M turn the queen aside from her purpose of promulgating a new constitution, but there can be no doubt that his native blood was the cause of his nomination simply because of its vote- catching quality. All whites of the J hitherto donilaant claaa diatruat naUre I capacity and mack prefer their on people of the fall blood to anyone with a' Hawaiian, strain. The deraocrats nominated David Kawananakoa, who is all Hawaiian and who is called xrince David. He had the title from Kalakana. being the nephew of that bibulous monarch's wife. ,Of course the idea of his political backers was to outbid the other side, and perhaps they would hare succeeded had It not been for the third man in the race, who is the most interesting but the least reputable of til tne candidates. This is Robert W. Wilcox, "independent home ruler," a half-white with a career that would be called romantic in the lingo of the novelists. Wilcox was one of several young Hawaiians who were sent abroad by Kalakana to be educated. He was destined to Italy, where he was to receive a military training which should fit him to become the generalissimo of the toy Hawaiian military establishment. He posed as a pnnce. captured a daughter of the house of Colonna. who was painfully undeceived as to hi3 standing, and later was in the very ihtek of the royalist plots. He was the ringleader in the counter revolution of 1S95. which resulted in the killing of Charles Carter, and after the arrest of the conspirators it was discovered that In anticipation of success the nueen had issued a commission to him r.r minister of foreign affairs. "He was arrested, of course, and might have been executed under the law. but after a short period of imprisonment he and his more conspicuous associates who had been imprisoned with him were pardoned. The temper of the natives toward Wilcox may be judged by the fact that he led the poll, the vote being: For Wilcox for Fifty-sixth Congress. 4,090. for the Fifty-seventh Congress, 4,102; Parker. 3,S13 and 3.7SC; Prince David. 1,567 and 1,050. The temper of the whites may be inferred from the remark of a lady of missionary proclivities, whose comment on the returns is that it is a great pity that the scoundrel wasn't hanged; also that it was a great mistake to remove the property qualification from the franchise law. Possibly a new race question may develop out of the affair, "but a territorial delegate is not after all a very important personage, and the at Washington still lives. A Royal Derelict. From the Omaha Bee. Prince David of Hawaii, the delegate whose vote turned the scale in favor of a free silver plank in the Kansas City platform, is among the of the November political storm, lie was the democratic candidate for delegate in congress. The prince evidently did not know any more about wnat his own people want than he did about the desires of those of the United States. Honolulu Sunday Laws. From the Tacoma Ledger. Sunday laws are strictly enforced in Honolulu. Not only are all saloons and bars kept tightly closed and stores forbidden to sell, but anyone who attempts to play ball or indulge in any other sport on Snnday is carried before a magistrate to pay a fine or go to jail. Mistake of the Hawaiians. From the Port Townsend Leader. The native Hawaiians evidently know little of American institutious if they believed that the election of a delegate favorable to the imperial dynasty in the islands meant the return at any time of the queen to her throne. Ihey are about to learn something by experience. Famous Hawaiian Band. From the Tacoma Ledger. The Hawaiian band-of Honolulu has just completed thirty years of f continuous existence, and the present bandmaster, Captain Henri Berger, has been in charge of the organization during twenty-eight years of that period. Prosperous for Hawaii. From the Des Moines Register. It has been a prosperous year for Hawaii, too. The census bureau announces that the islands now have 354,001 people compared with 109,020 In 1S96 an increase of 41.2 per cent Median, Pond & Co Real Estate, Insurance, Investments v In addition to homesteads and cottages for sale, we quote the following pieces of vacant: $5,000--Corner 110x150 on Keeauraoku st., near Wilder; will subdivide into three lots. $1,600 Corner lot 54x135 in King Street Tract, adjoining Dick Daly's. $2,500 Fine Manoa lot lOOx 200 with view of ocean and Diamond Head.' $8,000 U acres atPnnahou, fronting on college campus. $7,000 Choice .. corner .pn Beretania ave. Makiki district. $1,350 warehouse lot 50x100, Queen street, Kewalo. - I'GLEIiLiNEOKMCO. Jl-fm ? a,4'Tyiir i J. II. FISHER MJ Members of Honolulu jixchaage Stock and Bond Brokers 411 FORT STREET. Advances Made on Approved Security BISHOP & CO. BANKERS. TRANSACT A GENERAL BANKING AND EXCHANGE BUSINESS. Commercial and Travelers' Letters of Credit issued, available in all the Principal Cities of the World. INTEREST allowed on fixed SEVEN days notice 2 per cent (This form will not bear interest unless it remains undisturbed for one month.) Three Months 3 per cent, per annum. Six Months 3t per cent, per annum. Twelve Months 4 per cent. pi annum. BISHOP & CO., SMUIGS BAM Office at banking- buildinjr on Mer chant street. Savings Deposits will be received and interest allowed by this Bank a' 4; per cent, per annum. Printed copies of the Ru esand maybe obtained on applicn tiou. BISHOP & CO. 0LA0S SPRECKELS. VM. G. IRWIN Clans Spreckels & Co., Bankers. HONOLULU. - - - Hi. San Francisco Agents The NevadH National Bank of San Francisco. DRAW EXCHANGE ON SAN FRANCISCO The Nevada National Bank of Sail Francisco. LONDON The" Union Bank of London, Ltd. NEW YORK An. rican Exchange National Bank. CHICAGO Merchants' National Bank. PARIS Credit Lyonoais. BERLIN Dresdner ltenk. HONGKONG AND YOKOHAMA- The Hongkong aud Shanghai Bankinc Corporation. NEW ZEALAND .N Bank of New Zealand. VICTORIA 'AND VANCOUVER Bank of British North America. TRACTS ACT A GENERAI. BANKING AND EXCHANGE BUSINESS. s Deposits Received. Loans Made on Approved Security. Commercial and Travelers' Credit Issued. Bills of Exchange Bought and Sold. COLLECTIONS PROMPTLY ACCOUNTED EOB. The Hawaiian Hardware Co., Ltd. importers in Dialers !i Hardware, Crockery, and Glassware 2, 3 and 4 Light Chandeliers and Metal and Glass Lamps, Lamp Fixtures Faints, Oils and Tarnishes, Lard oil. Cylinder oil, Dynamo oils, etc. Powder, Shot and Caps, Agricultural Implements, etc. Bouse Furnishing Goods, Etc, Silver Plated "VVare of all descriptions Table Cutlery etc. Plantation Supplies of Every Description. Hart's Patent " Duplex" Die Stock for Pipe and Bolt Cutting; Rubber Hose, plain or wire bound, etc Agents for -The iermdtor, Made of steel and will last longer and give better satisfaction than any other manufactured. OHers from the other Islands soli cited and promptly filled WHEX YOD WAST A, messenger! CALL UP Americas Messenger 199? Sercice Telephone . . Uv. .ti ' -. - r -' vw t WlGlfMCO LIMITED-- REnm):siTSP& Cube and Granulated. PAlUlTIXflBAIXTlCO. i Taints. ComDOonds and Buildinz " "Panrr -.--i .- o..--.-? PiLNTOIIS, - Lucol Raw and Boiled. Linseed Raw and Boiled. INDUK1XE, Water-proof cold-water Paint, inside and outside; in "white aud color. FEE ETIIZEKS AIqx. Cross Sz Sons Scotch fertilizers, adapted for cane and coffee. X. Ohlandt & Co.'s cheniit al Fertilizers and finely ground lkraemeal. STEAM PIPE GOYERRfa,. . . . -. Reed's patent elastic sectional pipe Covering. FILTER. PRESS CLOTHS, Linen and Jute. "' Agents For. WKHTEUX SUGAR GCO.,,. Sai ifiuucisco. Ca 1 B A LD WIN LOCOilOT. '. f Vhiladelph 'l.r,TJ:SA NEWELL UNrVEKSAIMTLL CO., Manf. ''National Cane Shredder" New York, U. S. A OHLANDT & CO., San Francisco, Cal KISDON IRON AND LOCOMOTIVE WORKS. San Francisco, Cal Astor House Restaurant Corner King 3c Alakca Streets. Meals served at all hours. First class in every detail . AH CHUCK, Proprietor. EEERS' BUMS. I0HT STREET. H. MAY & GO, Grocers BOSTON Fort YLISH AND UP-TO-DATE -:Is our Bedroom and Sideboards We can say withouta doubt thnt these , are the handsomest goods ever shown in the furniture line in Honolulu. THE COYNE FURNITURE CO. Progress Block, Fort St. E. W. JORDAN "HO. 10 pOT STREET For Christmas Presents t: We have now ranging from 25c ' "-: IAMU' ' , .-; ;;;v" v - in on display in our window a splendid SCEffOIEP - England, and being imported under the old duties -and marked-; T accordingly, I belie yb those, who take; ad vantage of this sale-., will get the cheapest and handsomest goods ever oflered in "Honolulu. E. . -.,,-,: AhliT&c; XTafeJauM! m f& "We want New Stock of ." " -' -" ' ' '.1 CATQHING .GLOVES; PONOHING v SaG,' FOOT! BALLS, iBASE .BALL GOpf) JEENNIS .JxOODS, .Mcf ApjaEXERQISER. 1 THE -MASSAGE VIBRATOR, Etc., Etc. J .' We have a New Shipment Pacific Cycle and HI'g. Co., Ltd. f Men and. Boys) 7 vou to see our Spotting Goods . 4 ' ' ot Good Form Gloset Sets. 5 . BLOCK Street 2 ne stock of : Sets assortment of ( -8 HEi&ffWS1b :.&: - r luce Maltese (in silk), Embroidered Chiffon STREET -.:.4..A, -,. v. V- consisting of to $5.00 each S HSi'5 PUIP from yf to 1 inch hern in all qualities yules' iel Honiton, Duchess, Brassefs Point, V" W, JORDAN NO. 10 FORT wJ;.f.. .1- f ,vJ