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Saturday Press Supplement, April 15th, '82.
Reorganize the Police.
Cumin I'msi: Iteoriraniatioii of that very
important body of public sorvanta 1ms become
a (jenrrnlly rceoRiiictl necessity throughout tho
Kingdom. Not n week paws without compl lints
from vnrlouH localities on tho other IiIntuN of tho
inofllcioiicyof tho police; inflict, tho inefficiency is
ho notorious ami is so conspicuously a subject of
unfavorable comment, or perhaps I should say
Hcandilous remark, throughout nil the islands of
tlit group, Oahi not excepted, that thero Is noth
ing doubtful about tho expediency of thorough
reorganization, 'this is no new subject for criti
cism; much Iuih been written nnd said about it;
communications and complaints from citizens
whoso interests are. jeopardized appear in nlinoU
uvery issue of tho weekly p ipars, but appuently
without effect. It would seem that those oIllcialH
who uro at tho head of this branch of tho public
service, and thtteforu lespnuslblu for thoiucapici
ty of their subordinates, niu secure in their iwii
tions, the public wed to tho contrary notwith
standing. Whv this should bo is uifllcult to
understand. Tlioro Bhould bo nothing meaj
motitlied or tender-footed about attacking tins
abuse of otlicial patrouige ; It is a question that
directly clluuts tho welfare, of the people mid
society, and in winch all are interested.
If the .Marshal of this Kingdom wore qualified
for Ids olllco twenty ye irs ago when crime of any
doncriptiou was of exceedingly raru occurrence
here and ho has not kept p.ieu with tho changed
conditions of society and is not now qualified tor
tho present requirements of bis otlice, bo should
step down and out and give place to somu one who
can better protect tho interests of tho people,
their lives and property. If he retains lneilU'ient
subordinates lit ollicu ho is responsible for their
iucipaeity and should bo held fatriclly account
able; no political, religious, or social alllmties
should protect him. A descriiiiiuating public,
though appreciating his long service, will bo un
kind enough to uxpect results ability instead of
pretence. If he is a man to whom nothing uuw
can bo told, who nlwavs knows just what is r,ing
to happen etc., his great wisdom should Ije direct-Mi
with effect toward the suppietsloii of the
Illegal liquor tratllc among the Chinese ; or
peruaps he might ciptmei a few of the burglais
who have been experimenting around Honolulu so
much uf lata; lit fact, there are many duties
p. running to his olllco that u man of such wihdom
should surely bu able to perform successfully.
If the corpulent and incompetent Sherilf of
Maui must necessarily bo ted on government pap
and cannot possibly bu relegattd to the quieludii
of private lite; if it is against Stato policy to re
move him and give some moro deserving servant a
chow or if the influence of lelatiouship or othor
wibu is powerful enough to retain him as a public
torvnnt against the public interests, perhaps it
would be well to make diligent search ilimu the
list of government positions for some placi that
he is qualified to till, and transfer him and give
tho people of .Maui what they much need, an able
Sheriff. If tho ptoplo of tuu district of Alakawno
wish to retain an able olhcer in whom they have con
lldencoand with whom they mo satisfied, why aro
theynotallowed todoso? It tho Sherilt of Hawaii
does not suit the peuplo whose interests ho iaijjui
nl to ttorvo and does not fulfill tLu demands ot hts
position, tho influence of relatives should not
have power to retain him in ollicc; and why, if
ht must needs bo maintained in his position,
should his inc.ip ib!e deputies at Ilamnku i and
Kau retain their places against tho loudly pro
claimed protents of the people most interested
who lio in those districts? In critieisiug tho
conduct of public sen ants it is proper in most
cases to embody specillo allegations in order to
gieo weight to argument, but in this case tho
proofs of incapacity are wi abundant and tho
subject is so well understood by the p?ole that
the geueral chargo of incompetency will bo ac
cepted and tho necessity for reorganization bo
admitted without dispute.
Heiwever, in this connection, u few of tho de
moralizing effects of the incapacity in this branch
of the publlu xervicu may well bo considered. Tho
itlict tratliu in liquor and opium is most perni
cious in its clfecth upon society and tho welfare, of
the people, statistics prove that that this tiafliu
is largely on tho increase. At the late I'Liiitera'
Contention it was stated that upwards of 10,000
gallons of intoxicating liquor were either imported
by, or sold to, Chinamen during the lust ) ear. They
do not drink it themselves ; tho law, nheii eufoiceil,
prohibits thein selling it; what is tho inference 'f
Tho question of labor is now admitted to bo mojt
important as affecting tho country's prosperity
unit how does this illegal trafllu affect that 1 It is
asserteel by interested planters, anil I have, no
doubt their assertions aro true, that if tho laws
were pro;ierty enforced In various localities where
tlm hoareelty ot lauor is severely ion, niuorcrs
would clamor for employment, but when thoy can
innko an easier living peddling gin nd opium
unmolested and nniestraiued by tho otliceis of
tho law, the inducement to go into thu cane fields
mid work is wanting. Now any local inllueuco
operating against supplying tho demand fur labor
is a direct paralytio stroko upon tho country's in
dustries and should receivo tho severest condem
nation. Yet this failure to do their duty on tho
part of tho police of tho Kingdom has this effect,
as well as encouraging tho increase of vice and
crime. Tills is strong language, but thu evidence
fully supports tho assertion. Tho de-grading nnd
tmiuoial effects of this uusuppresseel criminal
trallloaro luualaualable, especially upon a people
w hosu civilization is so incomplete, making doubly
hard tho Christian's work.
And where cm tho responsibility bo placed but
upon those to whom is intrusted tho execution of
tho laws. Tho iuteiest of everv wholesale mer
chant in Honolulu (not a liquor dealer) is
injured by this violation of law ; it is ruinous to
their customers ou tho other Islands and therefoio
injurious to them, There is no excuso possible
for tho conduct of tho police in this matter. In a
country of such limited extent, where nil branches
of trade and moans of transportation can easily
bo to iched and inspected, It suould be impossible,
for crime, of this nature to escape tho eye of a
vigilant and able police. Thoy seo original pack
ages of liquors by the dozens nut on board the
inter-islaiut steamers ovory woek consigned to
Chinamen In different parts of the Kingdom, be
sides tho Urge quantities known to bo shipped in
a disguised form ; they seo it landed on thu other
Islands antl conveyed to the Chinamen's places of
business with sctrcely any attempt nt conceal
ment; thoy know that thu Chinamen do not drink
it themselves or destroy iv; they know that it is
sold in violation of law. nnd yet tuey stand by like
a set uf helpless Inbeoiles and allow this criminal
trade to grow and thrive under thoir very noses ;
it is either a shameless confession of incapacity or
Ail admitted collusion with tho criminals. No
other logical deduction can bo drawn from tho
evidence, It Is asserted, and I think truthfully,
that in many pirta of tho Kingdom the polico nre
owned body and soul by tho Chinose liquor dea
lers and opium smngglerrt. Tho subordinates nro
re-sponslblo to their superiors, but the official
heads of this branch of tho publlo aervico nro ro
BiKinsihlo to tho people, and with tlieni thu chnngo
should begin. On thu Island of Oalm there Is slid
to bu about 1100 policemen, in Honolulu nboiit 70 ;
thoy nro very lino specimens physically, aro re
spectably uninformed, recliuo gracefully on boxes
on tho street corners, anil nro said to bo reason
nbly regular in their duties though 1 hnvo heard
that some of tho night watch unaccountably
disapiHiar from their ports about 11 p. m. and do
not liiul It convenient to reapiicar until I n. m.i
this iiuy not bo true however. Thoy nro also said
to bo excellent and reliable voters. Yet burglar
ies nnd other crimes aro of very frequent occur
renco nnd no burglars aro c night. There aro also
rumors of rings and corruption which, hud the lato
Chief Justico lived, would perhaps liavo he-cu
exM)scd and corrected nnd which Ho doubt will bo
properly treated by tho present authorities ero
long. Data on this phase of thu question is being
secured nnd will, if necessary, bo ventilated. Tho
legislature Asembly will soon convene and
probably a thorough "investigation and reorganiza
tion, which is so generally admitted to bu a
necessity, will bo had, nnd those who nro "weighed
in tho bilincunnd found wanting" will have to
give placo to moro worthy nnd ublo persons.
April Term of the Supreme Court.
8th Inst. (Saturday.) Littlo business was tran
sacted, tho timo being mostly occupied in arrang
ing business for the ensuing week.
10th (Monday.) This being mail day, tho Court
met and adjourned until Tuesday.
11th (Tuesday.) Hefore the foreign jury was
beard the case of the Minister of tho Inferior
versus tho Waihee Sugar Company C I'reston
for plaintiff, nnd V. M. Hatch for defendants. Mr.
Dolo appealed ill behalf of the Iiunalilo Kstate of
which ho is one of tho exetutois, and ns such,
stood in tho relation of landlord to his tenant.
After considerable spirring between counsel tho
case was given to tho jury. A verdict was returned
for tho pi lintlff.
U'tli (Wednesday.) Tho caso of tho Crown
vs. A. II. ltowo, for selling liquor without a
license, was heard beforo a jury on nppe.il from
the Police Court. In this case, llio evidenco for
tho Crown seemed to bo very strong mid well con
nected, and the witnesses stood their cross-examinations
wedl. Hut tho evilenco in favor of tho
prisoner was such as tended to show a conspiracy
among tho Crown witnesses to convict ltowo, nnd
was so strong that n verdict of acquittal was renel-
ercd with little delay. W. O. Smith appeared fur
the Crown, and J. M. Davidson for the prisoner.
Ou tho sune day was tried tho case of tho Crown
vs. Lee I'nig, larci ny of n goldwatch. Aftor hearing
soma of tho testimony, niwllepimeqnl was entered;
W. O. Smith for the prosecution, J. ltussell for
13th (Thursdav.) Oibbs vs. "Wiseman, nmieal
from the Intermediary Court. Verdict for elefeiui
ant. W. C. Jones for plaintiff, and J. M. David
sou for the defendant, appellee.
The following cases havo been discontinued:
Daniela Kahaknlau vs. Mahlna, eject.
Kalaeokekoi vs. Heka, eject.
Kamoku et al vs. Kaupe, eject.
K. O. Hall Son vs. litith Keelikolani, as
sumpsit. F. Drown vs. Akoi, assumpsit.
II. HacUfeld .t Co. vs. vaianao Sugar Co.,
Mr. D. Wells .t Co. vs. It. A. l'.irmaloe, as
sumpsit. Allen ,t llohinson vs. Quon Yon Tni, nusumpsit.
Jtulguient by default, (assumpsit.)
Holies fc Co. vs. C. It. Thomas. Appeal from
decision of Mr. Justico McCully, ns Intermediary
Judge. Appeal withdrawn.
The following cases have been continued to tho
July Term : (J. W. Mnetsrlauu it Co. vs. J. It.
-Mills ; F. T. Leuehan it Co. vs. J. It. Mills ; Ging
Geu it Co. vs. L. Asen ; and tho caso of Melo Hole
lua et nl vs. Keuui Knpu.
Placos of Worship.
Seamks'b Hktiiki. Ilev S 0 Eiimon, Chaplain. Kins
street, near the Gallon' Hume. Pre'iichlng al U a n,
Seats free. Sabbath School he-fere the muruttig service.
Prayer meeting ou Wednesday evening al 7J4 n'clocck
oar hTiiKETCiiuitcuHuv J. A. Cruzan Pastor, corner
of Port and llcrrtnnla utrceu. Preaching on buudii),
at II A m and'!! I'M. hubbath School at HI a k.
St AxnnKW-'nUATimnuAi-KiiBllidi nrlni lit Itcv
the lllehop Jf Honolulu anil Itev Thus lllackhurii. Ha-
wauuu ervic: ituv .viex .MUCMtiion. e an, umy
Communion ;tl.')i, .Matins anil Sermon (Hawaiian); II,
Matltif. Litany anil sermon (Kuglgliih); -I, Kveiifnu
(llawuflan); WW, Kveuisoni; anil h.'rniuii (KnglWh).
Human Catholic Cuuucii- Under the cluirgu of lit
Key Waliop -Mnlgrcl, nnnWteil by Hi'V lllvhnp lle'riminii;
Fort street, near Ile'rctanla. fccrvlce every Miruluv nt
111 a nuiid 2 ex.
KawaiauaoCihiiicii Itev It II Parker, 1'ostnr, King
street, above the Palace. Services In Hawaiian every
tiumlay at It A M. Sabbath School at 10a n. Kveung;
neivlcci at 7!4 o'clock, alternating with luminal. aplll.
District mcctlugrt hi vnrioiiH chapcli at .).;u) r . Pruytr
meeting every Wilnnd ly at 7i r M.
Soda Water and 8arsap,.rilla
Have never been Equaled or Excelled for
Parity or Excellence of Flavor.
Only Pure Fruit Acid,
Pure Fruit Flavors, and
Pure Filtered Water,
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'mixi; ii:i.i km .s hkvi:k.kh
OINOKIt AMI 73 Lenta per Dozen,
SODA WATKIt w Cents pr Dozen,
HOLLISTER & CO.,
!w nn siitJAvii sriiKivr.
P. A. COSTA
I..ite Chief Steward of Stinr.
(iaki) itr t:ii; bit ok Mi:KJt
The Table U supplied with the beet the Market alTonls.
tier Moals at all hours of tho day. "
Just Arrived !
per "Duke of Abcrcorn," form Liveipool,
AJSTtt FOR j3l3L,DE3 !
ONE MILE OF
Light Portable Railway Rails,
1U lbs. per jordj antl SO Inch fiuti vlth
AND 10 LIGHT SUGARCANE WAGONS
iron rrnin s.ivxxi.
N. II. Thin Hallway la millnblc for Animal Power.
also roit sai.i:
Straljrltt Slt'fl Itnlli, 11 His. to tho yard.
for the working of .Mer. John Kowlcr & Co.'s rail
way and luciimnilvex, llm undcraluncd bog lu refer to
J. 1). hpreckels, Ec , nf Sprcckflav lllc, where a line 1
now In full operation,
for further particular, apply to
V. I.. QUEEN, or
CI, W. MAOKAltl-ANE Co.
EOS AgenH for .folic I'nwler A Co.
T HAVK ltKCKlArKT) AND XOW
X Oiler for Sule, belli of HOOP IUON of tlia followini;
sIzcd: Us!i, SxMli, IS4XM8.
Also on hand anil For Sale,
Eastern Shooks, Molasses bbls. sixes.
Molasses bbls., Sugar kogs, &c.
FOR SALE !
75 HEAD GOOD WELL BROKEN
WORK OXEN !
FOlt SALK cheap for cah, or ey icrnis may bo
agreed on, ALSO.
4 LARGE DUMP WAGONS,
VOIt IIAUMMI 4!.Ni:.
ONE NEW GOOSENECK DUMP CART
A 1. 1. IK iOI OltllV.H.
lApply to Hie unilerdirnedat Ilouokaa, Hawaii, or to
K. A. hCIIAKFKU A. CO,, Honolidu.
II KO. V. WII.Ll'O.NO. 81M
ir .Made to Order.
J. II. DHUNS,
OOT.ON'CJ & ICNGraSH lillHAK
1'AbT, In&Ib. tmxet. Japan Tea. Nome very line
nallty. AUo, Oaui.lioiij; and oilier lllack Tea.
bx- rufc nairi 11
Nov tUtll, -Ml.
H0LI.ES & L'O.
Flour ! Flour ! Flour !
GOMIENHAI-: KXTKlF.tHU.Y II.OUK,
per Kalakaua, For bale by
U0I.LKS i CO,
BY A STKADY YOUNG MAN, A
situation to take care of Iforaa or Garden refer
ence clvcn If reonlreil
Apply 10 J. M. OAT, Jr. Jfc CO..
FOB SALE !
THAT DKSIUAUIjK ItESlDKXOK,
IflS Nniianii Avenue, tho Property of Dr. F. B.
lliilcliliuoii. Tho property comprltr very nearly an
aero of land and the hulhllngM ar In good repair.
Knqulri) ot 1)11. 1IUT01UNHON' at hit ofllce. Pal
mer'n Drug Store. wu
new AhM)HTm: r incxudixu
tome very 3no (looda For Salo by
SOMK VKHV INK NANI'LU,
Kx Kalakaua, for tale by 1I01.1.EH A CO.
March IV, 1ISH1.
A CONSIGNMKNT OF Al
i walun elugar in Uaz, For Kale b
IIOLI.KS i. CO.