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In the recent fippnrcnt rrntsj Mr.
Sprw kcW vvtn lidiovcit to hold the key
of the iittintion, nnd it wni r oiiililciitl)
(pcctcd that his influence with the
king would remit in the enfoned ro
suitiM ion of the ministry last Saturday.
On tlmt day the rnhinct made a finan
lal stcitemcnt to Mr. Sprcrkcli which
that gentleman dec lares to lie, cm the
f.u e of it, snlisf.tt tory )s ii 1m not
lief nuii n in detail to the amoral inihli
it is imK)ssihle to say whether hiisincs
men mil arcept it ns satisfnc tor) or no
U Imlcvcr may he the financ ml out
look there is every reason to hedisnatis
fied with the fiitnnri.il rttrospert. Mr.
Spree kels has not been on the islands
during the d.iys yVTicii much of what
the community believes to he jobbery
has been K"'nK on- ' 'c 'm "ot '"'''"
able lei analyze the various public
-titemenls made, as thcroinmiinity has
00111' I hf hiurusli iicakiiiKWliitesof lle
isl.uuU, I)) a large majority, and the
n.itivc, h a large minority, are united
au.imst Mr (Silison. Is it f.ur of Mr.
Spree kels to assume that he alone is
right and all the others are wrong ?
('Line. Snri'deU is nlu.iw entitled to
a respectful hearing from the people of
uiu 1 iuvi,iiiiiii iiiiuiu. 1 ns jiiiiint ;mu
private nets have been generally just,
generous, and for the common good,
lie has iiucstcd, and evpeuded with
out investment, vast sums of money.
Iliswcalth has enabled him to do things
which almost no other planter here
could do. One result is Sprcckekulle,
another is the new steamship line. Anil
the strongest thing about hi position
to day is the fact that those who have
li.ul personal dealings with him with
out an exception, so far as the writer
lias been able to discover admit that
those dealings have been not only just
but generous. With his great interests,
no man has greater reason to fear the
evils of bad government. We have
sud this all along, and wc repeat it now.
If Mr. Spreckels has the re.il good of
the country at heart no man has better
reason than he to wish Mr. Gibson
returned to his mutton1!. It is there
fore with no little disappointment that
the result of Mr. Spreckels' move
against Mr. Gibson has been the cap
lure of a 'Tartar.
These is compensation in all things.
It would have liecyi a misfortunatc tlt.it
even so generous .iiinn as Mr. Spreckels
should dominate the politics of these
islands a power "greater than the
throne itself." Mr. Spreckels' moral de
feat is a lesson in practical politics. It
proves the vital need of more perfect
concord, mo'rc active leadership, more
ardent love of principle. So long as
Mr. Gibson may truthfully siy or any
merchants or planters or professional
men that he can " buy them, body and
soul, with a good fat contract," so long
must political control be Jit the mercy
of men who hold the keys to plethoric
moneybags or who dominate commerce.
It will be bettei for ever) one if .this
lesson be among the ruminant exercise
of those of us who at this writing
"chew- the cud of sweet and bitter
fancy," who "bide our time," and
they remember "the, Ides of March,"
1 11 last Monday's litilletiu, Mr. Walter
Hill goes out of his way to criticise the
language of the Press. t is in accord
with the fitness of things that Mr. Hill
should accuse the Piess of using lan
guage worse than that employed by the
Sail Francisco Chronicle "in its worst
days." Mr. Hill was an employee of
the Chronicle "in its worst days," and,
111 Ins little way did doubtless his little
best to keep up the paper's reputation.
Mr. Hill has taken a few words and
expressions out of their context and
talked about them in language quite as
ungentlemanly as the language cen
sured, but with this difference Mr.
Hill knows that the epithets employed
by the Press were applied to a man
who richly deserved them. In essential
gentlemanlincss no one connected with
this paper has any need to fear com
parison with Mr, Walter Hill. He has
the writers on this paper at one mani
fest disadvantage, however. He and
his former editor have alternately flat
tered and flouted the administration
until one has secured a government
school and the other has come to be
lieve himself secure in the school he
aheady holds. Vale, Mr. Walter Hill.
The forest problem briefly discussed
in last week's issue is vital to .the
future of these islands. To discuss it
wisely demands the mastery of data
not yet in possession of the public
There is much in the c.xcricuce of early
.settlers, planters, stock men, and the
Jice which ought to be collated and pre
"" scrv ed. The w riter w ill make good use
of any data sent to this office bearing
upon the following topics: The area of
woodland on die islands, on any island,
or in an) district, formerly existing
ten, twent), thirty, or more )ears ago,
the present area; the difference in rain
fall; the increase or decie.isc of des
tructive freshets ; the damage done to
water courses ; the wasting" of alluvial
soils by Hoods; the drying up of pas
tiue lauds by destruction of timber;
the failing of springs; causes of forest
destruction ; influence 'of cattle, of
goats and sheep, of insects, of jurasites;
We reprint in our editorial columns
this week a ixittion of an article written
some jcats ago by E. I. Godkin, of
the New York Nation. Its truth is of
the sou that is applicable to all jvolitical
iurt.es in all civiliied countries. It
seems specially applicable now. The
time for invective and angry declama
tion ias passed away. People are
aroused to the giavity of the situation
and care only for sound criticism ami
argumentative discussion. How to get
rid of the evils we are now enduring,
with out ll)ing to other we know not
of, is the problem of the hour; and it
demands ("or its solution the calm, tout
K.T.ite, yet earnest and iMlriotie consid
eration of all thinking ilauaiiaiis. -
Shakespearean will lu excited to
learn that ihe remains of the poet ate
to Ik: xltmneU if ihcy have not aU
ready been as it h desired to couiare
jUU skuM mth the bust recently auilvt-
cowv; in 1 iiomiii.
I he evinis ot the past two vvitks
have hccn in humiliating evidence that
rotnmerrial honor is rated at fur lew
than its proper value by some of our
businws nouses. It is not enough that
commercial transactions should bo ac
cording to the letter of contracts or
verbal agreements. Tcrhnical honesty
is not enough. ' It may be honest to
" drive a hard bargain," but it is not
honorable And it is no good answer
to fault finding such as this that the
merchant who drives a hard bargain
does merely what his fellow mere bants
would do if they had the chance; it is
the meanest, the most cowardly of
aniiwers If this is fair criticism of the
private transactions of business men
how much more fair is it of those
transactions to which the government
is a psrty. It is more dishonorable to
ovcrre.u h the government than to over
reach one's business neighbor- for
the government represents the people,
a majo'ity of whom are not business
men and whose public .servants -as in
the present cabinet are often ignorant
ol man) of the first principles of busi
ness. Wc need a higher business life
ijtiilc r.s much as we need the higher
life intellectual or the higher life spiri
tual. Honor in business is a splendid
nrcpiration for honor in politics and
honor in morals and religion. We arc
too apt, all of us, to attach undue
significance to brains, prestige, wealth.
He is smart, shrewd, successful - that is
enough. Perhaps this may 'be shrewd
reasoning so far as this worlds pros
perity goes, and that is all many of us
take ilito account. Hut, if there be no
regard among some business men for
the .demands of a higher nature than
their business life demands, they ought
toieflcctth.it ever) time they wink at
a questionable transaction, with busi
ness neighbors or with eovcrninciU
ofi'u ials, they are making it harder for
the coinmumt) to remain honest, and
harder for their own children to gain an
vm.iric.ii. tut ricisv.
The following extracts from an article
by K. I,. Godkin in Scrihncr's for
February, i8f!o, are so appropriate to
the political situation in these islands
today that wc quote them hcrc:
" From the close of the war till 1870
the artificial organization of the
Southern Stales under the reconstruc
tion acts made them perforce Repub
Heart. We call their organization arti
final, in the sense that it put in power
a portion of the population which,
rightly or wrongly, did not represent
the ph)sical and intellectual force of
the state. Government ever) where
and always tends, with a strength which
no legislation not backed by a powerful
standing army can resist, to pass into
the hands ol that part ol the population,
whether it be the minority or majority,
which is able to command the prepon
derance of physical force, and this in
our day means intellectual force, lic
cause it means capacity for discipline,
organization, and pcrsistance.
he idea of the Republican parly
seems to he that 'Our opponents are
corrupt, unreasonable, wicked, and will
destroy the government if the) can get
now 01 it. Arguing is jiseless.
We shall very likely have to fight
them again in defense of everything
vc most value, though we must go
through the form of contending with
them at the polls. Let us, therefore,
propose some candidate in whom we
have confidence for this crisis some
man on whose firmness and audacity
wc can rely, and who, when the other
side try to cheat him out of the presi
dency, as they probably may, will see
that he gets the place, peaceably if he
can, forcibly if he must.' This is not
Ciesarism, but it is the mental condition
which has always and everywhere pre
ceded Ca,-sarism. It is the cry 'of the
weary, heavy-laden men, who are will
ing, not to sacrifice liberty exactly,
but to get rid of the strife and turmoil
which attends the maintenance of
liberty through constitutional processes
for the sake of a more ciuict life.
It is time that the party
in power only can take the initiative
in alt matters of legislation, but the duty
of the opposition is something more
man criticism. It is bound whenever
it objects, to say what it would do if it
could, instead of the the thing it objects
to. it is bound to give the country
some better reaspn for putting it in
possession ol the government than the
bad management of those who actual! v
hold thc.gov ernment. Poli
tical criticism differs from literary or
artistic criticism in that it is bound to
desciibe the kind of work it would pro
duce 111 mace ot what it condemns.
' It is only by taking this
opposition that any opposition can
make itself respected, or play any
tisetui pail in politics, or earn any
title to public confidence. It cannot
rely simply on the failures and short
comings of the other side. It must
have a programme, and submit it fre
quently for popular approval.
1 he party 111 power is an oruatuz.it ion
for the transaction of business. Its
function, when in power, is not simply
to prevent murder and robbery, and
collect the revenue honestly, but to
make incessant improvements, both in
legislation and administration."
Wo notice an uniclc in a late issue of
the Advertiser commenting ujion a let
ter written to this government by its en
voy at Washington upon the subject of
"Krgojisin and Leprosy." We com
mend the spirit in which the subject
has- ijcci; taken up by Mr. Carter; but
must say that he is in error in reu.ird to
comparative facts, and entirely unscien
tific in his appreciation of them. Pathologic-ally,
leprosy is no more like ergo-
iisiu, ileum is like seuncyorany ouier
skin affection. More anon.
On the first page of this issue is
printed an educational article from the
Popular Science Monthly Next week
we shall print some extracts from the
speech b Mr. Adams to which the
article refers. Our columns are open
to any educator on these islands who
cares cither to disprove or to reinforce
the anti classical arguments of Mr.
Adams and the magarinc fio.n which
A treaty of iieace .Vetwceii France
and Aiiam was signed at Hue on the
New York distiches say that the
Pone of Rome wih probably visit the
United States this )e'ar or next.
The Oregon harvest promises to be
thelitis! ever handled.
mm vi t
There have been disastrous Hoods in
Till v 1 fll.
In his niwspspcr the Nuhou, dated
April t, 1873, Mr. Gibson wrote.
t.iTP not a lcjr loose In thcTaml. It will
not 1I0 in iltarfmlnate In this mil lntlm. mt
must nol mikr fisii of oneftrhi flesltof sinnllirr
Winterer In this ilrciil ills. I lie chief or
mmmnrrcr, I lie while nr 1ron, must I
rjMnteit frmn tlie lietltliy nml removed to
Mnlnlmi. Wenre full of mercy and emma
nlon, lwt In this mntlcr we ennnot ilhtcrlml
twite' r mtiM not tear n pnor tcimsa away
from liis frtinI, ami leare one Milm! who
lm means am! influence. 1 his wouM le an
murage anil 1 mni;, uhleli uYmM ivurrtint the
frienils of llimc who ere exilcil thrmiRh an
unjust ilfoctlminalion, to tc np Indignant and
ilemincl In thunder lone, cilhtr ihc rcltirn of
their ilrsnueit friends, or ihc deportation and
Mchttlon ol ihee who u ere diieactl like them.
IKitt 10 this, Mr. Minuter, and leave not Me
leper loose in the Hnd.
Ill another issue of tin: same paper
he wrote regarding leprosy as follows:
ft fs uprcftding rapidly. There arc 41S con
firmed leper it Kilanpapft, and nearly -n
many more throughout the islnndi'nith man!
fest symptom of the disease'. I he chief
causa of it increase Hm in nmiic apathy.
Thc.hcsllh) awmriale carelessly Willi the
Mmtal lifttk-finijcrecl virllms. 1hemt aw
ful conditions of Ihc disease neither scare nor
disgust, and Ihc glistering, distorted face is
nihlKsl against as coinnl-icmtly as tin most
hcnlthi eoiinlLntncr. 'I he horror of this Hi.
iiiR death Ins no terror for llatviilun, nnd
thenfore ihey hive needed more than any
other Mfiple a coercive segregation nf those
Imini! conlaeloiis disease. Some ueonlc con
sider this enforced Isolation ns a vlohlion to
pctvunl rights. It is o, no doubt, hut a vio
lence in bchilf of hum-in welfare. It fs n vio
lence toremovc a smill-pox patient to a H!sl
house, nnd wc would not Invc such an one re
stored to friends till well. And so with the
leper he will lc restored if cuird. lint, if he
continually carries with him the seeds of ilolh,
lie must not Ie allowed to destroy Ins lirolliers
and sisters, lie must lie kept apirt from his
fellows. It Is done in enlightened lairopc as
wen ns in nsnj nnd no wncrc is me sad ne
cesily cnfoiced more hiinnncly thin In Die I Id
These were Mr. CJibson's views of
the leper question, as uttered ten years
since. In the year 1880 only three
years ago, he wrote a book entitled
"Sanitary Instructions for Ilawaiians,"
wherein it is made apparent that his
views upon the subject had in no wise
changed, for he writes there (page, 1.17)'
This is Ihc supreme phjsicalcurscof mm that
h-ifllcs all skill, and which siiiaratcs tly
leprous inin in nil hnds from his kind and
kin ; nnd bids him cry out ; ns he did in the
land of Pikstiiu', to all p-nscrs-by "Keen
iway! I am accursed I I am unclean I
Hut whit sound, or sick nnn, or
woman, will seek intimate contact with n
lcer ? It has been Slid in another
part of these instructions, and nny lie re
peated ; lint intercourse, between a sound
jicrson and a leper, if voluntary, should be
regarded as a crime, Or, those
who go aliout to propagate so woful a curse on
their kind, should be confined and treated as
insane. Surely the feet of some
people are rcidy to " tike hold on hell."
So much as to Mr. Gibson's opinion
regarding the contagiousness of the
malady and his appreciation of the
necessity of segregation. I lis opinion
in reference to the curability of leprosy
is thus expressed :
Hut when the flesh and liones of a humin
licing have begin to slough and crumble away
in leprosy ; no man's skill Ins brought hick
to soundness, and cleanliness, such a decaying
liody ; any mine ihan human skill ha-, checked
the putridity of thccravi. ; or flushed a livid
cihkc once more with a tide of healthful and
Ill 1883, however, wc find this man
in charge of the health affairs of the
country, and using his office to obtain
a little low popularity and political in
fiuence among the poor ignorant
natives. To do this he is willing to
sacrifice even' principle of honor :
every principle of humanity; to not onl)
sec the native race rotting with the
disease and the white population being
gradually involved, but- is willing even
to perform an active part himself in
helping on the physical ruin of a whole
people that he may be more firmly
placed in a paltry office which he has
said, time and again, he did not need.
lie knows what lie once said is true
that, " no man's skill has brought back
to soundness and cleanliness, such a
decaying body ; any more than human
skill has checked the putridity of the
grave, or flushed a liv'd corpse once
inure v.iii a nue 01 ueaiiiuui anu
beautify ing blood ;" and yet he instructs
the editor of his paper, the Advertiser,
to inform its readers that nine lepers
have been cured, and by his instruction,
discharged. In Ins book, he tells his
readers to " avoid? leper as they would
a raging fire " ; but he sees no shame
now in allording those readers, and
others as well, every opportunity to
come in contact with that "raging
fire." - In order to do this, he surrounds
the pest house with a picket fence, that
the inmates may exchange kisses and
hand-shaking without obstruction, with
their friends outside. Still further to
accommodate the mini'liiip; of the
healthy with the diseased, he has had
erected a shed, built half inside and
half outside the fence of the lazaretto,
in order to protect the lepers and their
visitors from the sun that their visits
may be prolonged. Worse still, he is
letting lepers loose almost every week,
to roain at large about this community
contaminating whom they may. Some,
11 is iruc, nc uas sent to .vtoioKai, mil
what avails that so long as many of the
worst cases arc turned loose upon the
community, for no other reason than
that t'le session of the legislature is
approaching, am! he desires that these
lepers shall exert, a political influence
amon their friends in his behalf. We
ueeii mcimec m .110 niveau c airainst
the deeds of this man Gibson as re
lating to the health affairs of this
nation those deeds arc written in the
life blood of the Hawaiian tieoplc.'as
their best friends know but, m the
name of God and humanity, wc ask
that this work be stopped I
What Mr. Gibson intended by his
masterly diplomatic homo thrust at
Portuguese immigration has been nude
clearer by the recent discovered scheme
mr winging nve nuniircu umnsse mt
the country quarterly. At $S a head,
iiersonal profit to the premiers son in
law, the Advertiser's monthly income
would have been sufficient to run the
official iivuth organ and court jews
harp in a manner eyen more eminent
I I III iL I MKWIWM
In the revelations last week the
shafts of the little II, must have struck
close home, for the conduct of the
court journaliiii-eplywasthefirst instance
we nave had of its anxiety to "clear off
the sidewalk before it got through snow
ing." Is there not a tendency to lose skin
of the iiniioitant tiuestions of the
premier's iintart primacy jwlicy and
protest, the intcrferaiice with Portu
guese immigration, etc., re-opening of
Chinese immigration and the collusion
of some one with a jwrson directly or
indirectly connected with the govern
ment to tax laborers coming into the
country .without warrant of law? The
public as yet have had no satisfactory
extiUrwtkm of tlvee points.
11 111, txi orm.ini 111
A merchant of wealth, influence and
character said in public the other day:
" I am out of politics, froth this day on "
It will be a sad day for these islands
when the best men in them "go out of
No real good can come to these isl
anils without commons effort in manv
directions by the most patriotic people
in them. If rightly pursued thfjre will
come out of this an ardent feeling for
Hawaii that shall glory in its advance
ment, that shall love its flag, that shall
take pride in its agriculture, that shall
labor for tlfc extension of its commerce,
the improvement of its law) and the
cnlightmciit of nil its people.
Many Americans on these islands
would undoubtedly like to sec them an
nexed to the United States. There
are also many hnghshtlion here who
would rejoice to sec a Ilritish protector
ate. Hut wcbclcivc that a majority of
toreigncrs here realize the dangers or
cither scheme. I he "carpet hag" or
the "colonial" government must be
good or bad as the governors chosen
are themselves good or bad, wise or
unwise. Wc have no reason to expect
that any foreign country which might
come to possess these islands would con
sult the wishes of our people so gener
ously as to select rulers from among our
residents. No matter how just and in
telligent the foreigner who comes among
us lie must learn and unlearn many les
sons before he is fitted to comprehend
our characteristics, to grasp our re
sources, or to know our needs.
There is room for a population of
hall a million on these islands. Collce,
cane, rice, bananas, oranges, cattle,
sheep, mullet, carp, and the hundreds
of tried and untried experiments in
agriculture, horticulture and arboricul
ture will, if rightly begun and intelli
gently carried out, afford abundant fu
lure occupation for a large population of
workers, there will he work for the
educated, for the muscular, for women
and for children. If wisely fostered
the industry of these islands will mike
a happy, contented, well-to-do, fortu
With half a million inhabitants of
workers this kingdom ought to prosper.
Its prosperity, then as now,' must de
pend upon the coulial cooperation of
labor and capital. I he employer who
is unjust to those who work for him,
and the employer who permits his em
ployees to be unjust to him, are equally
dangerous to a community: The
former makes had blood and encour
ages discontent. The latter runs his
business at a loss or at less than a
fair profit and so prejudices investors
and makes hard times.
There was a mcetm" of mechanics.
newspaper reporters and other working
men at the Hawaiian Hotel, last Satur
day night, at which some speeches were
made and a committee appointed to
draw up by-laws for the formation of an
amalgamated trades union. The asso
ciation of industrious law-abiding c iti
zens, of any craft or husbandry, to im
prove their condition or to maiutaintheir
rights, has the respect and sympathy of
every. generous soul. It ought to be
clear, however, that orginization is for
distinctly good ends. Organisation to
take advantage of the necessities of
cmplo)crs is quite as bad as orginiza
tion to oppiess workingmen. The mid
die ground of perfect fairness to em
ployer and employed is the nnly one .on
which stable industrial progress can be
At the recent meeting a speaker said
that some cmplo)crs had been in the
habit of bringing mechanics to Hono
lulu to work at a rate verbally agreed
upon, aftei wards rcmying: them to work
for less, or else quit work and "walk
the streets." The charge is a serious
one and ought to be made so explicit as
to include the names of the unjust em
ployers. If any capable workmen
have been brought here under promise
of fixed wa(c.s and have then been
obliged to take less, injustice has been
done which calls for action on the part
of reputable employers. If on the
other hand, men have come here pre
tending to be better mechanics than
they really were, it would nave been
unjust to capable workmen tw employ
those incapable at the same rate.
Mr, Isaac Moore said in reply to a
Press reporter that he knows of 110 case
in which a workman has come to
Honolulu under promise of a certain
wage and has afterwards been obliged
to accept a smaller wage, though he has
known the opposite to have prevailed
men having come here to work at
carpentry and brick laying and being
given an advance on the wages previ
ously agreed upon., Mr. J. A. Kennedy,
of the Honolulu Iron Works, says that
he knows of only one instance during
the past three years in which a me
chanic coming to the iron works has
been asked tQ work at lower wages than
that agreed tiixm it being the case of an
inconi)ctcnt workman who came under
false pretences of skill in his trade. It
is certainly in order for any workman
who has been injured in the manner
alleged, to show the fact to the public
Wc are now sure that a just and gener
ous public sentiment will declare
against any attempt to abridge thi just
dues of any bread winner.
In its article on the labor question
the Advertiser said: "For some lime
the necessity of cooperation among
those who faithfully and honestly toil
for their bread and those who sincerely
symmthue with the bone and muscle
of the land, has been felt on account of
the aggressiveness ol capital upon the
rights of poor but able and valuable
workers in every field of industry."
we do not agree with the writer 111 his
conclusions. If ie will show us siieci-
lie causes of the "aggressiveness of
capital" we will cordially unite to coin
lm that aggressiveness. Hut the sort of
uhisv Milling Willi 11 would M'CMOSlir up
stnte tween lalxir and capital is
distinctly and only and always bad ; and
is to be deplored by all right thinking
With laWr and with lalwrers we arc
in symjuthy, apd we Koe tliat good
ma y come from the klwr.iieeting of
la.t Saturday night, Hut vrd'trurt that
workipgmen will not attempt to force
a atlvyntt in wage exciti in such;
individual , intuivub a they can )m-ih,
to the satikfectioR of ail, aru umWpaid
lor we believe that business, all along
j line, is inyuiK all it can afford for
the line, is aying all it can afford for
labor, and all that honest labor has a
right to expect.
"Thc'usc of giant powder for killing
and capturing fish is strictly
forbidden. Wc do not know
the patties engaged in this Unlawful
mode but would rccom
mend that they do nol practice it any
more on account of the common good
of n."tdvcrfiser. It is pleasant to
know that the naughty bad fishermen
will not use any more giant iowder.
And it is gratifying to be assured that
if they do it will merely for "ca
turing" and not for killing the dear
" Apiwintcd by vote" is the remark
able Knglish in which one of the ama
teur writers of a Honolulan daily essays
to express the word elected. The same
paper has an art critic who writes about
" mountain, sen and sky " merging to
gether. Good, that. Another equally
poetic and equally accurate critic
writes of a near view of Diamond Head
as "a glimpse of some filmy hills."
'I hat is even better.
"If other great cities in the world find
so many reasons for making fine narks.
surely Honolulu cannot excuse herself
if she" neglect to improve her natural
advantages." If the other great writer
in the other great daily had ever been
in any other great city he would take
pride in the real beauty of Honolulu in
a less ridiculous maimer.
SOMF SVTURIIVV RF.AIIISO.
With a bacchtml hymn in hislnlchclor throat,
Ad. Tiscr was humming some lines which he
And this was the strain of the verses so blank :
" I am stabbed through anil through by the pen
of a 'crank.1
Myswcet 'Sunday Reading' is voted so 'thin'
No gull in the city will now ' take it in.'
Our dear Mrs. Negus to Java.is going
To wait there in cptict until it stops ' snowing.'
And vvhci I sit down to ! flowery on
The busincss.man flies in a furious pawion.
So nothing seems left for a marly r like I
Save to sigh and tocry and Iodic or c1scV."
The Gazette's suggestion that Mr.
Gibson send one of his many men
Friday to compile material for a book
on the South Pacific Islands, 'is an
excellent one. If the "agent for the
Gazette, Press and San Francisco
llulletin," could be spared now! Per
haps if .Sirs. Negus does not go on to
Hatavia she can . furnish Fashion's
Voice. We arc confident that the
same talented lady could grind out
nearly as lilcc Sunday Reading as docs
the revcrant "party" who now turns
the official organ.
By the way, it must be consoling
to many earnest and kindly gentleman
whoc personal Iricndslup lor King
Kalakaua makes them anxious that
his name should not be dragged into
newspaper discussion to note how
Mrs. Negus dragged her sovereign into
" a bar-room wrangle." In davs that
few have forgotten two notable politi
cal documents were produced one
signed by a not too literate lieutenant
in the Hawaiian army, the other osten
sibly the the production of a legislative
candidate of not too savory record.
Rumor had it in the language of
Hawaiian inuendo that one very near
the throne was the real author of
those precious documents. The com
ment of the unkind today is : " His
style has improved of late."
If in plain English Kinii Kala
kaua is the writer of the last Mrs.
Negus letter, he has made a very poor
showing of a bad cause. There is no
one to blame but the king himself if
he has surrounded himself with coun
sellors who are cither disliked, dis
trusted, or disrespected by the white
population generally. If his majesty
were satisltcd with a fair salary and
would live within an income that ought
to be ample ; if he would not interfere
with elections, with legislation, and
with executive control of departments,
then there would be no need for either
Christian church or un-Christian bar
room to think, talk, or act against the
king's good name or the kingdom's
l'hc king ought to care more than he
seems to care for the good opinion of
his loreign citizens, and for the esteem
of his own people. If the king did
more to reach the popular heart there
would be fewer disrespectful utterances
in the native papers and in public
places. There may have been faults
on both sides to widen the breach be
tween King Kalakaua and a majority
of his subjects. It is lime that some
better understanding were reached, for
without the intellect of the "minority
of brains," as well as the muscle of the
'.majority ol votes," no government
can prosper and few continue to exist.
KnnoK . Saiuriuv I'ki.ss. Sir:
I was pleased to sec a reference in your
last issue to some needed improvements
in the management of our inter-island
steamers, such as waiting-rooms for
ladies and others at the steamer docks
at this jioit and at some of the landings
on other islands, htrangers and resi
dents on Maui and Hawaii too often
cxjicriencc tlie never to-be-forgotten dis
comforts of a night among (leas, roaches,
rats, and curs at such places as Maa
lata and Kaaluahi, and can appreciate
the force of your suggestions. Hut
another thing equally needed is aire
duclion of cabin fares to more mode
rate charges. Five dollars for a night
on board, to or from Kauai or any
part of Maui, eight dollars to Kohata
or Kona, and ten dollars to Kau or
Ililo, with a discount of ten per cent
for a round trip ticket, if paid oral
the ojlict in advance, will certainly re
sult in an increase of tray el, and pro
liably in an increase of receipts.
Surely the handsome profits now
earned by our steamers will justify the
adoption of the tiroposed changes
without detriment to the interests of
the QwnerVw hue they will be appreci
ated by the constantly-increasing num
!er of rav:lors who must of necessity
ixitroiiize them for business or pleasure.
Another change in the steamer pro
graumes migfct tie- made which would
meet'with public favor rlsws time stietvl
on .the return trips from Hawaii, 'lite
steamer J.ikelike spemk wVeral houn,
at jMauuKoea or Rawawae : anu the
- ,-1 1 r I r. till.
i m anu uflvn etw nours w
K0A4 ixwts, both cm the return
si heduks would bring them into port'
hor in tlm .,rw.... :-.-.i r J .,
here in the afternoon, instead of 2 to
0 o clock in the morning, as now, thus
shortening the trip several hours The
arrival at Honolulu of fifty to Uo
Jnindrcd( passengers a little after mid
night is just horrid, and causes much
unnecessary annoyance and disturbance
of rest to the hosts and their guests.
As two new steamers arc soon to be
laid on, 1 commend these suggestions
as likely to contribute to the comfort
of all inter-Island travelers.
O.vn ok Tiikm.
Honolulu, September t8, i88j.
run i..iri: cntsiso .icr:i;.xr.
Kditor SAruRtiw VMssSir: In
'I htirsday's issue of the Advertiser there
is an arucic on inc late closing move
ment prognosticating that, in the mind
of the sapient writer, in a year or two
all the stores in l'nrt street will be kept
open until midnight or later, as the greed
oravaiice nf their proprietors may de
mandutterly regardless of the health.
mental improvement, or social duties
01 the unlotttinalc employes who thus
may oe rompeiied to slave from thehour
they leave their beds until thev shall he
permited to drag their weary frames
nacK to those same heels again. The
writer says "This old custom cannot
last much longer. In these pro
gressive days trades people must be
awake or they will inevitably get be
hind." Is the writer so utterly without
commonsense that he fails to see that
the working salesman has as much right
to his hours of hcathful recreation, and
physical and moral improvement, as has
the artisan and mechanic? Does he not
know that for )ears hands of Christian
men and women, headed by the Karl
of Shaftsbury nnd others have spent
thousands of pounds to shorten the
long hours of labor. Has not the cry
of fathers been : "Give us an hour or two
after our labor to sec, to know and to
love.and teach our little 0116s?' In cold
climates the evil has been rcconnize
and ameliorated as much as possible.
The long hours arc but a relic of bar
barism and the writer of the article from
which I quote svould have us believe
that long business hours mark commer
cial enterprise and progress. Would
he? but I'll not ask him, the reason is oh
vious. ould any sensible man like to
sec Ins son or sons remaining in the
heated atmosplicrc of a store from 7
a. m. till 9 i. .t., that Fort street might
assume a less deserted appearance? I
think not. However I have perhaps
given more attention than it actually de
serves from yourcontcinporary's point of
view; hut, when )ou see a sword in the
hands of a madman it is a duly to dis
arm hifiij and surely a pen, in similar
hands, is equally pernicious; and the
sooner wrenched from its holder the
better for the public and the interests of
the sons, of ton. I,
Honolulu, September 19, 1SS3.
DonniiLCV IIoistfh. In Honolulu, September is,
b Rev, S. C Dinion, Sir. Robert henry Uonliolfy
tu Slivs .Martha Duckelt II Mtt, both of Honolulu.
kAHtBAUM CoNRstiT.- In Honolulu, Se tcmW 15,
In Rev, S. C D-iinon, Mr Louis Kaiittuiiim, of
Vtilali, Claim, to Mrs. M. Cburaili, of Koloa,
In accord inrc with instructions from Mc.r. I. T.
.UVI'lIAN nml LOO NOAWK, As.iKntM of the
Utile of l,ni; CHAT, Itanlrupt, 1 will sell at Tuhhc
Auction, at ta o'clock- m ,
WEDNESDAY, October 24,
rtio roll wing I'ROl'KRTtKS bebiiginK to the salj
Lstate, vh. A full anil undivijevl
Including the UNUXWKED LKASE of the said
premises for )ears, at a rental of (a ier mouth, and
merchandise talunl at $2500.
HJRNIIURi:, riXTURKS, CR0CKFRV, .c.
as per tnusWir) taken b) Konlecn on the tst ill) of
oni: corn.i: bAi.ooN,
vilued at $t2oo,
ONI. TVVOS10RV 1IUII.0INC1,
used as a Storilioutc, valucU at $iouo.
oni: oni:-siorv iiuii.iuno,
hi ible ami I lour House, Valued at (40a
1 vv clVi: corUs of cur firewood.
ANo, 0NK KIFI II SHARE In th
COSMOPOLITAN 1 10 PEL.
AIw, TWO SHARKS In the
CIIANO CHUCK CO., Cane I'bntcrs,
nt HaLabu, Hilo, Hawaii, cumprl.inif the followD"?
riu)i'i;Kiy and mulcts,
380 Acret Cane
9 Native Hones
9 Sets llarneil t
3 l'low and 3 Cultivators
30 Cane Knives, and
Interest In Coutrsct of 53 hip.,l Chinamen and
Natives; and the Interest of the said 1VV0 SHARLS
In the profit jet undivided, and u arise, from the won
The abine Company comUu of is Shales. All suiar
is ground on half shares by the Halalau Mill Com
Also, O.NE-QUARI Us SHARE In the
1'ALAMA IUIRV ami &ATTU: RANCH,
ConiKliiig tn the fjblng proper!), lit, !
One l.tlAsI. n.i.tni, n iiiu.iiJ.bI ,.. tJI . ..m
from the day if -, it-yof ,.,. grtnuil
by K. Kcchl
Coitchrtf u Co.. at annuaf ictital
1 fic rounuii FKAMU HOUhi: at KalaM, Oahu
1 three ruornnt Fratnt oua at kuhkl, near lr.
7 Mill Can an4 Mcaus
4 Outvartitti tluclrtt ,
I Set I.UllM
1 Mtlk Wuion '
Head Hoim: at .Wur MiUh Cow, filter,
Jtuilsft-L., lulU-Uuii; n all 700 moic or
4 Wagon Itoivxft
5 batlUle Hurtct,
AlT full tiirlirtiLir it III ! i!vn m llm f a-iL n.l
fur furtt.tr lurtkulan anuii la Mcmil V. T. I.KNfK
lX (.0 , I.OO NOAWK.
K. I. 40AMS, Auctioneer,
Alt, N01 ICK.
A mail Wilt, at lirAlcllu r
8aa.Ur. RtyUaWr 83r4.
A l-r LKnui Uaii UI n kept open at 1 he IW
Oflkit afur tli aluve Iwur, itt 3 wlnoiu Ixtut ita
admlUea hour of l ueaiWi departure, to feveile
all Ule letters, on whldi an xblitlvHal fee U Fl Csou
(S Cents) &r eath Utter mu be paid, IQ fow tjr uaaipa.
Th pkUic u tpnUllyr'1uM l null all letter
al the m (Mb., awl tut lake ihew 04 board l"
l6j.it II, M. WIH'INEV, fVMluMer Oenend,
OTIC TO iflOCK MOLDsHIUi,
The Mutual nuMtiaj of litt FrtacniiU llunu'wa
Cumputf M U M4 M lit. af9 f C, VfMtsf CV
mtflsJasr, OfttUr it, iMa,
$ 55 J! 3
Stiiflotirv ami AVc Drtilrn,
HAWAIIAN (lAZtn-IE RIOCK, Stl.RCIIANT
Have Just receimi, e Ms.rlp.Ki, a fine sssoitmenl of
Anion; which may b found
LI flAI, CVP,
llrmad and narrow, by the ream j U.xVl, nr by ipiiic
MIIMORANDLIM IIIOCKB, Ae., fto.. A&
IH.ANK HOOKS :
r nil llouml,
Itaunil tit thi.
Ranters' lime, Pinters' small,
111 f hi we hase InkUvuU tar all
iwi urnct i.irrn.R scai.cs.
Carter's Cjimbined CtpJinJ and W'ritin,
In iplarts, pints, nml halfpirls.
CA RirK'S WRtlINd II.UII),
In quant, pints, half Ints, and cones.
VIOI.KT INK, ruvls, pints, half inn, mat amies
INDLM.tlll.l-. INk.atsmted. s,
ARNOLDS WRITING I I.UID,
In quilts, pints, half pints, nml tonel.
STAriORDS, in quirts ind pints,
!'K)ptlan Perfumed Ink .
In quirts, tints, half pints, ami cones.
Perfect Mucitign llotlle,
.MANN'S COI'V HOOKS:
10 a t, full hound and half Urtiml,
to a 14, full hound and half bound
Mann's Cnp)lng Paper.
I'r.NS and IIOt.tlr.K'S In Ereil varieties,
Automillc Pencils, Copying Pencils,
labor's Pencils, I'laWa Pencils, c
DRAWINO PAPI'.R, plain and mounted,
Manilla Detail Paper,
KNV't I 01'I.Si ijo.i.d assorted.
Phi) in Cards, round corner nnd pliin
MEMORANDUM HOOKS, a lirK- varlet),
'lime Hooks, assoited,
Shipping lags, tourist Tags.
INVIIATION PAPER, nnd rmelopes to miicli.
Hall Prognmme Cards, icnclltand tisseli,
Menu CnnJ "
LETII'.R PRESSES, large and small.
Rubber Hands, all sires. ..
HASP. IIA1 1.S nn.I HA IS, W&&rLi
Cluidesnnd Score Itooks. IWelcljP'
1IIRTHDAV CARDS POCKET KNIVES, nnd
man) other articles too numerous to mention
TV. SUnSCIill'l K1VS reielte.1 f..r ,- I". ..-!.,
pipcrur .M-lgiine published at anytime Alsoforall
the lAical Paicrs and .Msgatincs, Seasides, ltrook
sides, Family l.il.nr), ye., nli) on hand, nnd -ml
number sent for In order,
tn. SIM CtAI. ORDERS received for HOOKS, etc.
Kill RUIIIIKR SIAMP AOENCV,
nnd Agents for tne I-ncyclopcdia Hritannica.
XQ. All IslaiVd orders filled prompt!), trl
J M OAT, Jr.. nnd CO ,
ifotf Onettc Hlock, jj Merclnnt Street.
UTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY.
Notice U hercliy siven of the election of the follow
Ing officers :
1 1 A. WMenunn . , rrewdtrnt.
11. Watcrliouie . Ice IVetMeni.
A Jieger . . . ... Srcrrtary.
A. Jirgcr . . . Treasurer,
b Al Damon , . . AuJiior
HOARD OF DIRECTORS:
It A. Wide in an n,
A. J. Cartwrijilit,
W G. Irwin,
J. A. l(or,
I it I'a.jr.
NOTICE. At n liirttinc: ol the H.ttr.1 of Dirrctor
of theMintlAI. 1 i.i.r.iMinvr .infi-vv
liehlou the 13th of SeptemUr. aitaswmefitof tucnt)
I"he wine is to le leweil at Dike ami wial le at the
llice of the Trrasurer, Kaahmiunu ttrcct, No. 13. A
farther aewnent of twentj fivecr cent will e fevieU
thtity da) 4 hence.
Honolulu. Jertemlier 13, 16S3. 159 t.
NOTICE TO FORE.
In accorilanre with a power of sale con til net! in 1
cert 1111 niortgige inatle L Willum Tncrt. John Kno,
HiLiLin! 1 nos, ami Kaaua () of WaiUtku. .Maui, to
Milliatn II. Cummins of sui.l Wallukii. Jatwi the loth
Ja) of Mnrch, a , iB8j, recorilej in liler 74,011 pagef
46-47-43. Notice i hereby Riven th.it uid mortKaee
ml ei uls, toforccluu- .uil mortccc for cointitions broken,
ami uivoti&aij foreclosure will mII at public auction
Hie premiNes to I holtl ore t Ml that j.iece or jurctl of
hnil utuateUat Waikpu, Mam, crantttj 10 William
McLane, by lioj-al 1'otent, No. 3775, L. C A. 370;
containing 545 1 00 acres.
WM. H. cornwi:m,.
Agent for Mortgagee.
John Kalua Attorney for Mongagee.
Uatitl Wailuku, Aug 31. a. t. i83u I59 3t
NOTICE. The Annual Meet ins of the Stock
hoMcrsof the Pacific Suear Mill. villlhl.lrji
.-uiuriiA), ino ntn 01 Detour, al 10 o clock A. u
the ofhee of V A. Scliaefer & Co,
Honolulu. Set. 13, 1883.
, IS9 4t
AN ORDHR OP THE HON. A. F. JUUU,
Chisf Juulca of the Supreme Culirt, dated
Aril ao, isQ), aulhoriiing the
Sale of Cartmta Partnarmlilp Acs-anata,
In uhkli Mf. ILIward Funtsnau is Intrrcstf d.
I ah ins.tkuciii TO
Saturday, Ootohar KOta,
AT u u'vllXK M , AT aatutouu,
Tb Claim of lb. Firm of H. HackfcU Cu,
H. Tuilon, Esq, of LahtU.u, MauI.
No auiountln fu
rl by tnottgut Wi lU Honci Mill IfUntatlu
IjIuUu, H.bjl lu Art luvrjju in Utut U
THK ACCOUNT WU. UK fcOUl
A, Manduig 011 tli. dajr U sal, thai is, (ktoler ao,
All iUmuum4 m mwtgic. aajs-enMinls, ate, fftl
tug l lU aiu,. ataja, m U Mssa oh niptuiinw at
U UACKH.LU (V,
7Jas Cai. j
it K. ft. AlbAMI,' dimlaajr.
-CKANIC STEAMSHIP COMPANY.
Ihe Ne anJ Kl'gsntStenmshlps
MA It IPOS A mill AhstStliUA
Will lease Honolulu and Sin !'rancicn at follows t
MAntrma. -1 Honolulu, September totb -Noon
MAllrmA , S-in F ranciscn, October lal
MAMrriSs Honolulu, October nth Noon
ALAMfcti , San rrancisco, October 15th
Al AHUM Honolulu, November lit Noon
I'issengers may have their nimes booted in advance
by applying at the oftVe-of the agents.
.Vlcrrfilndise Intended for shipment by this line, will
be received free of storage In the company's new wire
house, and ltcrl4s Issued tc.r same. Insurance on
merchandise, whilst in the warehouse, will beat owners
ti WILLIAM (I inWINfcCn.. Agents.
pACtl'IC MAIL STKAMSIIIP COMPANY.
1I Splendid Steamship
I'nr Sun Fnintilsco About Snpt. 2.1il
Passengers will please: call al the office U
11 II HACK! 1. 1,11 A CO, Agents.
poll SYDNRY VI 'AUCKLAND.
Ibe S Undid Slramship
vitv or xtstv route,
tOIIH , (.ammin.IV.
ttiLt trAt it imxonjxu
On op About SrntomW With
re are now prfjrtrMt ta fwu tLiVrt (o San Fran
citmaml rtltirn for $15, tl.cfnuml trip.
(Kfc-iU for it i(tinnt pt (Kramer can now In tarttt
free of tharfc. in ll firt (tnxf wattfiou near the
For fielfii.t or pan(Ca npi j 10
t5 lOIIACKr I- Ml & Co., Aicrnt.
Coil rOUrOANI), 01UG0N,
TUT AI CLIirPR BARQUIt,
tst.r. or Asai.Esr.st.
Quick BUpntoh for tho almvo Port.
t&For Freight nnd Passage, having superior accom
modation, np ly to
Ifo 0 VV. MACPARI.ANK4 Co., Agents-
0R SN ntANClSCO.
'lite line Prig
ti'M. a. jittrtsY,
Wl L HA1F
Qtilok Dispatch for this above Port,
Tor Freight or Passage, apply to
i(i VV. O. I RVVI N k Co., Agents
iiEiwcTiox or kaim:h.
From &ik1 after .September 30, i83j, the Telephones
of tlm ComjKiny within the IhMnct of Honolulu will be
rented at the foil) Injj rcdutej rttes. viz.;
ForpUccsof huMiiesv,... . , ..$5 00 per month
For t nvite resilience. . .. t. ,$4 00 per month.
Piabte'iiiaricrly in advance.
I I. I1R0WN, Secretary
Honolulu. September 37, i83j.
TJOH SAN FRANCISCO.
VI.A US Sl'JlKOKEI.8,
"RI-VV . Master
Quick Dlanntch for tho Above Port.
For freight or passage, an I) to
5 W. C. IRWIN t Co . Agents.
MEW YORK and
Honolulu Packet Lino.
MEbSRS. VV. II."R0MAN ti IIRO .
77 AMI 70 BKOAUSTRMKT, NKM VOKK.
Will disatcii a first -class vessel
From Now York Dlreot to Hoaolala.
IS ALU OcrOBKK.
Parties Uoiting to ship L this line lll do Hell lu
forwanl orders b this mail, and ,er .MuntMMa.
156-lf CAJs 1 1.1. 4. COOKE, Agents.
STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S
LINE OF STEAMERS.
" X The Ju
Runs regulailr to KONA and KAU, as follows:
Leaves Honolulu at 4 P, M.I
"lulay. iwi4emlr ,
1 1 , , 7 J I'ueviay. bipiember
rhlay( Seji ember s.
Arrives at Honolulu t
Saturday! July. ..,. .14
Wednetalay, Jul(. .aj
Saturday. AugUkt . ff 4
Weclnesslay, September s
VVsdneHlay, heptewUr'. ii
UMCXLi). AU)UH . 15
l'hc V. It. Jltnhj,,
Leaves Honolulu Every Monday, at I f , at.
Ful Nawtbsrtll, ILa, Kle.lc, aiat Wabnea, KauaL
Returiiin, leaves Naiviliwtli e.riy rriday eveiuag.
The Jumtm Mukec,
McDonaiu.. .,...,.,,. , .,,,,,.,,.,i.CtH
Leaves Hoatdubi Bry Tkunday, ai P. M
ur Kaaa and Kllauca.
Reuriun(, leaics Kapu every TuesJay evenW,
Nol if. is hereby (ivea lu all penum Ibal a a
Inf held in HckJuIu. on the ird dav of Auouie.
llie suUcnbers to lb. suck, of lb. WAIK.
tl.VK LMMI'ANV, It vras'vuttst to ws.vs a slurlef U
luetexucallmi pawi u tim and thsdr aMotiate. a4
sucuesiir. uodsf lb. cmpurala nauMi tui Mvl. uf lb.
bi. ajhl tlkki saiil tnjstiuralmiMti
luralkei under aaisl I bait,!,
ttf and .Iswiesl tb. fn4ilac.
tlxfiupo. urffanuesl Ms4
onVei. of tlie CVtupanv
l'mUiil .. . ,,,,,,,, ...Hieay Cw.iwH
Vve Frsidi,t,., ,, ... WesTif. SwmhsI
'Ireaauttr , , ... ...,l4wy bl sajilL ire
ixtrsury ail Aixlksr -. .....fub. II.Mliii r
NirtUe It fuiiher gi, tbat iaiisium iwia. seaw J '-"
uhI abarter, " Na uUuM.1 lJu4 bvJbtaVstjb b."'
liable U. the iUU U tU pveatlea att7 m
aisiMiwi ibMi asay L. d.
bs!4 or outlet! I
Ha eaaa. at absiMsa
Kienji.es, ti;itniliy.itw. H.jec., ttiaaaa aefcaj
f eCWtsVssB stafial
cewed, al JM
J s. ,.
1 t "a