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r: H.IKI.IKO IH1IIII mi:
The fit ts tlncltnetl (litouuli the re
tent disturb tin c in the leper hoipit.il
at Kokn.iko, are orlins the most tlis
i;r.HLfiil nml scimlitloiii of miy farts
whirli lune thus far been brought home
to Mr. (iilnon's nilmiiiistr.itioii, 'I he)
ate not only (lisgr.n efnl nml scanila
Ions of tlieniseUcs, lint they arc cspct
tally iLiinnni) in that they expose the
litter hullimness .mil hyiiotris) of the
only plausible tl.iitn wliiih has cer
been put fortt.irtl in behalf of the pres
ent management. A more liberal nml
humane treatment of the lepers has
been a subjeit on whuh Mr. Gibson
his harped throughout his whole pul
lii: tareer in these islands In all the
various parts of whic.li he has pla)ed
suite his advent in this tountry, lie has
ueer failed to make humanity his
" spit ialty." Whether editing an hide
prudent journal, or leading a desperate
opposition in the national legislature,
or sitting in the seat of power and nil
llioruy, m: u.is pi.ijeo, wuu many aria
tions, the same tunc. Who does not
remember with w hat pathetic eloipieuce
he was wont to plead for these poor
people? Who can h,io forgotten the
harrowing reritals of their physical suf
ferings with which he was wont to cur
tile our blood, or his touching descrip
tion of their mental anguish when torn
from friends anil home and hurried
away to a living tomb at Kalawao?
Shullliug and dodging, squirming and
twisting with referente to almost ever)
question of public policy, be nccr
filled to pleatl for liberality, kindness
and consideration in dealing with the
And now, after twenty sears of
maneuvering and scheming, of pl.iusi
hie professions and unlimited promises,
the great Hawaiian Pecksniff is in
power. Ho is president of the board
of health rather, he is Hit hoard. The
two or three figuichcads who, for a
consideration, have allowed their names
to appear as his associates, may be dis
missed as of absolutely no account
whatever. Now, if ever, the polity of
kindness and humanity should have
free course and bring forth its perfect
fruits. Now, should that tender
tlioughtfulness and losing care of whkh
the benign and merciful Gibson has
preached so constantly and for so long,
be seen in every provision (or these un
happy people. Especially ami above
all things should the branch leper hos
pital, situated right here in Honolulu,
within five minutes' ride of the office
and residence of the president of the
boartl, in constant telephonic commu
nication day and night, and adminis
tered almost literally under his very
cje, exhibit in their fullest perfection
the beauties of his benevolent rule.
Here, directly under his control where
he can .see them and converse with
them every day. and acquaint himself
with all their wants, are two hundred of
these very people over whose misfor
tunes and sufferings his great heart has
yearned with such an unutterable love.
And what do we see? We sec a
fellow who calls himself II. Van
Giesen, whose character and antece
dents the philantrophic Gibson dare
not make public, but whose language
and manners speak for themselves, in
charge of the branch hospital. We
see him strutting about with a police
man's badge on his coat and a revol
ver sticking out of his pocket, playing
by virtue of the authority estetl in
him by this same Gibson, the bully and
the tyrant over a lot of miserable crea
tures whom fate mid Gibson have put
at his mercy. We see, him abusing his
power so grossly that even the mild and
tractable kanaka at length turns upon
the oppressor. We see him arrrestmg,
imprisoning and punishing men without
pioeess of law. We see him, deciding
what punishment is due to them who
have offended or injured him, and in
Hiding that law himself. We hear him
threatening whom he will send to
Molokai and sec him sending them
there. And finally we see all his pro
ceedings virtually endorsed and con
doned by the great apostle of humani
ty Gibson. We have inquired into
the character of this man who calls
himself Van Giesen; we have inquired
into his habitual language and manners
and the spirit and methods of his ad
ministration, and we find the facts fully
justify, and more than justify the lan
guage we have used. II is retention in
his picscnt position is a wrong to the
lepers, an insult 10 humanity and an
outrage on common decency.
Witty local editorial in the Itulletiu :
"Concerning the Planters Monthly the
Saturday l'rcss says : 'Considered from
the planters' standpoint, the March
number is a valuable and, possibly, an
interesting one.' A subset iber to both
uper says that, from the public
"standpoint," the last number of the
Saturday I'ress is hardly a 'valuable
and interesting one.'" It is evident
that our critical subscriber who is ob
viously an anuiiymunkle has carefully
read the Tress. It was not expected,
of course, that anything the l'rcss
might say would please an aiionymun
Lie. On the first page this week is print
ed an editorial lay sermon on the de
sirability of harmonizing the political
differences of the nation so as to brinj
the brains, the manhood and best busi
ness euse of the kingdom in better
accord with the crown. W'e believe
this may lie brought about if honorable
concessions be made on both sides.
We all know something of Mr. Gibson's
virctihed bcheme to array the brown
skin against the while And we think
all those who have family and proper
ty iiiieicits at stake wish it might be
Hy some sad mistake the Advertiser
recently printed ten conclusions from
the rc'iori made to the American 1 He
matological Association by Doctois.
Graham anil Fox, who have been in
vestigating leprosy in Novu Scotia.
'1 hese conclusions knock the ground
fiom iiiuhr the professional feet nl Mr.
Fitch, the Advertiser' pel fiiend. Too
Till. II II I 111)1 II, )
I he niovuucnt fir inipy all the
stores at an early hour Mturday id r
noon is ,1 gotxl one If nvirid into
zealously .mil in good fnlth on both
sides, it ought to help the community
to better times All along the social lute
All work and no piny makes Jack a
cl till boy. And when Jack ha grown
up and gone to woik in a store, or Ins
a store of Ins own, the rule still holds
good -"dull" stniuliiiK for various
1 ouditioits of ill health in mind and
body. A merchant smtl the other day
in the writer's practice "The more
pla) tune oii give a clerk the more he
wants " We do not think the fails
bear out the assertion. We earnestly
lcliee that every employer in lion
oliilu would bo better off pet iminrily if
Saturday were a half holiday in every
stole, every faitory and every trade in
Honolulu. CliriMnn ticoplc who are
unwilling to allow jmmg mm to play
ball on Sunda)s ought to make dome
sairifiies to facilitate such play on
Saturday afternoons. Itut the conces
sions ought to be nit'tual. If cm
plojcrs concede to their employes half
of every Saturday or, to one half the
forte, half of every other .Saturdiy
employes ought to make every effort to
deserve the lavor If the holiday be
spent on the ball ground, m the tennis
c our t, in racing boats in the harbor, in
1 limbing 'I antalus, on horseback or in
sonic improving study, the employer is
almost t ci tain to reap a portion of the
benefit. If the time be spent in listless
lounging, at home or on the streets, if
it be spent in saloons or hula houses, it
were bettei that the noses of i lerks or
workmen so employed were kept close
to the grindstone of continuous toil.
In man) cases the half holiday system
would be abused , in many more cases
it would be improved, we think. At
any rate, it ought to have a fair trial,
and stub a trial may be had in only
one way. Let a thorough understand
ing be arrived at by employers and
clerks, after a frank, Iree anil -full ths
cussion. I'lien, it a majority of em
ployers agree to the movement, let it
lie steadfastly continued, no mallei
who refuses to fall into line. We think
the impartial public is with the young
men in this movement and that tlm,c
employers who make all reasonable
concessions will be supported by the
There is an objection made to the
S-ilurday-afternoon holidays that they
woultl nit onvenience trade as now af
fected by steamer travel, ami prevent
laborers, artisans, and t lerks themselves
from taking advantage of the present
p.m. cessation of mechanical work on
Saturdays, and doing their trading at
that hour. This might be obviated by
having all the stores kept open until
t p.m. Fridays Hy such a system all
woultl have a chance to do their buy
ing without taking the tune of em
ployers, or preventing the establish
ment of .1 general half holiday A con
temporary thinks Wednesday a better
day than Saturday to take a half holi
day from. We do not think so. Itut
if a majority of employers think so
we will cheerfully endorse the new idea,
Hut talking and writing about it will
not bring it about. What is needed is
It is of course recognized that Satur
day is now a steamer day, and that it is
impracticable lor all stores to close at a
unitorm noun Hut when the business
of stores requires them to be open be
cause of steamer traffic a minimum of
clerks might be retained one, if one
be enough; and the others permitted to
go to their recreations, Saturday after
noon work continuing in rotation. We
hope employers will not dismiss this
subject with a shrug and a smile. We
hope clerks and woikmcn will not be
too easily discouraged. What are we
all working for, "anyhow?" Is it for
better clothing, more to eat, or a "nest
egg?" Let employes show employers
that they deserve their holidays. Let
employers remember when they also
had masters over them. Let citizens
remember that in the health and con
tentment of a neonlc lies the , best
guarantee of stability in public order
and 111 trade; and let them consider
well the proposition that a eeneral Sat
urday half holiday is in the interests of
both health and happiness.
u rititihurtut ..set
The San Frant iscans as noted be
fore are waking up to the importance
ot having the I'aciuc Coast adequately
defended by both forts and ironclads.
The Bulletin of the ist instant savs :
' If congress does not do something for
the protection of our coasts, it will be
criminally negligent of the national in
terests. The whole world knows our
unprotected state as well as we do our
selves. The extraordinary phase of
the matter is, that while our fortifica
tions are going to decay, there is more
money in the treasury than congress
knows what In tlo with. It was only
yesterday that a sharped eyedcongressu
man discovered another method of
prying open the doors of the treasury
in the matter of pensions. Our weak
and defenseless condition has 'already
brought on some rebuffs. Our govern
ment did not cut much of a figure in
the late war between Chile and Peru.
On the contraiy it had to put up with
something like snubbing l'ossibly
Dismarck would have display ctl more
courtesy in his treatment of the Lasker
resolutions if our fortthcations were in
proper condition, ami our ironclad
navy ready to put to sea. The friction
on the subject ol pork is likely o soon
disappear. Turkey anil Greece have
rescinded the rules excluding it.
France is about to do the simc. Hut
it may be succeeded by some other
strained relation which may try our
tempers more severely. The nation or
the mau.vvlio is the most ready to fight
has usually the least of it to da"
-! iiiiw.i mi m m
Mr. N. F. lUirgess has initiated the
eight-hour movement by making that
the standard for his own employe's.
Severe critic im has been expressed at
action which threatens to disturb the
hitherto amicable and satisfm tory re
lations hitherto existing between arti
sans and employers, here. It would
have been lietter for the labor market
if the move might have been made
after careful consultation among all
eiiiploycrgp In labor mailer:, it is al
ways best to make basic slowly.
In times like these it does not do
to crow until we get out of the woods.
Much more Gibsonism at Kakiuko may
bring a stionger protest from i ituens
than has yet been made.
Ijitf Inrrljtl .Seir
-in I rannico ii at Haling to hwe a ptr
I loth Villinl nml (.rant were Irtlif Her lienlili
on lite 291I1 iililino,
Many Christians linm Iwen munlcm! by die
Asnriinese since the war Imikc out.
The ll.ilt.tn Cabinet reftfcntnl on the 29O1
iilllmo." A clmncefor Cinr Ccl.
Die lltitlvli anny It to lie Incmtcil, and a
lower MM11I111I of height niliiileil linn the pre
1n I'nneheti Iml Kent over $S,ijrj to
stifTcrtr from the Ohio river llmals when the
Ilaivy snowstorms prevented Indie on ir-
tlonsof die Northern I'acllic Itallwiy for five
itnyi Iim month.
I hue lisve beenculrmlve lloo-ls In northern
nod weMun IhiIiIhii, anil the colored isi(ilf
are grrnl unVrer.
Ilir Untied State ltcm?nf ItciitCTcnHlivt
l wld (0 Ik fin I her ahead in iti Innlcicw linn
it Imh lieen for ten year.
'I here In liern recent li-illlv al Kuikln
unci TiinMtat In which the i:e.)tlan-Di!lMi
tnxi defuited tin- rclicli.
I he Protector, a imwcrful enmer, carryint!
ix kiiik, liisjmt hem hiiiicliul In laitjl.iiid
for the protection of South Australia.
'there 1 a t vne Morni on the Atlintic,
on the 20U1 nlilnio : Iml no vcweU were te-
xrlul lent ly the latest paper received.
I hey arc lalkini; bIkiuI repcahni; the New
S'oik liw of 11npr110nmt.nl for ilelii, at il Iim
hein recently uied for black nulling purposes.
'I hose who have fticmli In Niw Voik City
will shiver to rend lint the 30th of I'clmiary
wu the culdeit chy of the season in lint city.
A ihipileh In n San I'r.incKco newspaper,
d.itid Ihe 29II1 nil inio, said tint il was c x.ctcil
Moiilvm's l.itilf bill would lietlisposid of last
(ioveiuor Stcnciniii orCahrorniaanuoiincccI,
on the 2MI1 ultimo, thai he should call an
cxtr 1 session of Iho lce,isliture to meet on die
'I he liish d)iiimite fiends hue fixed upon
Paris as their hcidciiai(ers ; and from tint
illy will send forlh their devilish orders to
bum nml destroy.
Sir iMo-.es Montefioie has been seriously il
from bronchitis. L. U( tun attacks, the; hsl
one more serious than the first. Ilul, at latest
dates, was nearlj well.
i new motive power is announced in
Chicago with the tisinl llourish of trumpets.
Il is called " The Triple 'I hermic Motor," and
cmplo)s the injur of cirliun.
On the 2S1I1 ultimo a plot to blow up the
London hw courts with dynamite vcas discov
ered. 1 he clocks employed to iymte the mine
are said In be of American make.
'I he lniiks of New York diving the 25th,
6th and 27th ultimo, drew $3,100,000 111
gold coin from the sub treasury , in the belief
tli.it it is soon 10 leap to a premium.
Less tlnn eighteen miles of roid had to bo
built on the 2yth ultimo to complete the Mexi
can Central Kailwiy, hetueen Kl I'aso del
Norte, Texas, and the city of Mexico.
the wool growers of the United States will
meet in nitional convention at Chicago on ihe
7th of next May. The Shepherd Saint of
I.imi ought to take a vacation and go.
The beautiful harbor steamer Sausalito,
which illicit between San l'rancisco and San
Uafael, was burned to the water's edge at her
Sar. Quentln moorings on the 24th ultimo.
The department of state has received in
formal ion from the United States Consul at
Ilirmingham, Knghnd, that the foot and
mouth disease is among the cattle in almost
every county in England.
France Ins defined its jmsition in regard to
Madagascar, in the language of its 1'remier,
Jules I erry, as: " One of merely enforcing die
right of gendarmerie belonging to a great na
tion over an inferior country."
The American Government has received an
invitation through the Imperial German Lega
tion at Washington to participate in the ex
hibition of diary products at Munich from die
2nd to the 12th of October, 1SS4.
Paris landholders of the Suez Canal have
admitted the necessity of a second canal. It is
stated that Minister 1'err) refuses to open dip
lomatic negotiations on the subject because the
canil was a purclv private work.
Representative Nicolls has been instructed
by the house committee on military affairs to
make an adverse reiort on the bill piosiding
for the perpctualion of the offices of general
and lieuttinnl-general of the army.
The Sunday school children of the United
States Invc contributed $25,009 toward the
cost of a steam missionary vessel of 425 tons.
She will be built at Hath, Maine, and is
expected to sail for Honolulu in November.
President Arthur has rc-appoinlcd Horatio
C. Hurcliard, dirtctor of the mint, and the
apointmcnt lmtiecn continued by the senate.
This appointment signalires an end of die dis
pute as to affair in the mint at San l'rancisco.
Holders of United States bonds will be in
terested in knowing that the secretary of the
treasury Ins given notice that he will redeem
bonds In the 126th call prior to maturity (May
1st), with interest to the date of presentation.
The committee on invalid pensions of the
United Stales House of Representatives has
agreed to rcjirt favorably the bill increasing
Ihipcminnt off widows and dcieiident parents
of deceased sulilieri and sailors from $S to $12
The Democratic members of the ways and
means committee were caucusing dally to dis
cover some plan upon which the majority of
the committee can unite to rcxut a tariff bill
to the house when the last advices left San
It is estimated the total numlier of United
States pensions whose rate will he increased
At 12-1,333, and the agurt-gate annual increase
in pensions, $5,o6S,orio, Owing to the ages
of those to lc benefitted, it is believed the lis
will rapidly decrease,
The scheme for connecting San l'rancisco
and Oakland by tunnel is reported to be taking
definite sliape. The Spring Valley Water Com
pany and other capitalists arc said to be inter,
e-tted in the project, Ihe former for the Secial
purwse cif having a conduit for water pipes.
A Washington kpecial says ; Kcar-Admiral
bhufeldt, who has just gone on the ulircd list,
will it-main in this cily some weeks but proli
nbly will go to China after a time. It It in.
timatrd by those familiar with his plans that
he will again lie omried a position in the Chi-
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uvv iwy won nmsteiijn
'I here now stints a good propect of real
iVHiK'liliou as the Atlantic and Pacific Rail
way Is virtually controlled 1 ihe Atchison,
Ttmtkt aiuI Sirilj Ke road, which purposes
to build west from tli Jv'mlles on Ihe Colora
do. Itlvtr to cither Sin Dlejjq Of isAiila Mo
)Kti, on Califvttna ,Qtof
The unnual Nan. ml cmin ufltag
Convention of the tnitcd Slate met in a h
Ington on the 41I1 lntmt Mis Sn m II
Anthony says i "We shsll fdcntlfr ourselves
with neither mty as they are now, Imt which
ever Inserts a woman's s-ulfrage plank In the
litltirm c thill work for."
Advices from Haiphong say thil Trench
ruiiIkmh, with l.ooomen, Invc occupied the
estreme im of Ihe rebels on the Songkohoi
Kim, ten miles Mow llicnlnh. Chlnetc
skirmishers were firing from the neighliorlng
heights and burning Ihe surrounding villifjes,
the guiilioits returning Ihe fire.
Thr iliipitclics say thil Pacific mall stock
is booming. On the aStli ultimo Prnrldcnt
I Inutlon, talking about Ihe condition of traffic,
sslil : " I am to-day the largest Indlviduil
holder of stock. I lioughl some yesterday at
the highest price 51 5-16 and not a shire of
my holding slnll In- sold lielnw 75."
In the llrillih House of Ird, i'ebruary
20th, L.11I Cnnnrvon and Marquis Salisbury
made a violent attack on tlip government,
based iijioii the slimy circular of General
Gordon, linl Selljotnc, lord high chancellor,
ami IJtrl Dc-iby, colonial fcccrclary of state,
tKike in deprecation Of the attack iix)ti
The bill to regulate Interstate commerce lie
I wi.cn the various stales of 111 union, as agreed
In provides tint In the tr.msioitatioii of prop
erty charges "shall lie rir-soniblc for such ser
vice;" tint there slnll be no discrimination in
lraiuHrtatlon of fieichlf that il slnll, be un
lawful lo allow any rebate, ami that ooling
under any circumstances be unlawful.
The 250th anniversary of the landing of the
Maryland pilgrims on Si. Clement's hlind in
the Potomac river will be held on the 25th
Instant, and that of the founding of St. Mny's
city, the early capital of the colony, twodiys
later, and lltltiinorc will eclchrale Itoth occa
sions. The Miryhnd legislature his a bill
appropriating $10,000 for n monument lo
mirk the landing place.
The recent interview between Dolgirouki,
Kussim Minister Plenipotentiary, and llis
nntck resulted in the assent of Bismarck to a
meeting in April or .May between the Cur
and Kmpe-ror. The l!mieror of Germany it
lo mirk die restoration of friendly relations
with Kus-sh hy ordering a special military cele
bration of the seventeenth anniversary of his
entrance into the Kussim Order of St. George.
'I here has been introduced in congress a
proposed constitutional amendment miking
the presidential term six )cars and rendering
the president ineligible lo re election to Ihe
nest succeeding term. It provides for a direct
vote for prcsidcnl in each state, and abolishes
thcclectorat college, l'.icli state shall haven
number of votes eitnl lo the number of its
representatives and senators in congress, to be
given each candidate in proortioii lo Ihe total
vote cast for eiclu The term of representa
tives in congress is fixed al three tears, and
congress suall meet each yetr on the first Wed
nesday in January, the first session to convene
in the January sncceeilmg the November elec
tion In the recent debate in the United Stales
Senate, on the creation of an American navy,
Senator Miller of California, said he was in
favor of making a liberal appropriation for
budding a navy. He was in favor of construct
ing American men-of-war from American
material, by American workmen ; to be man
aged by American seamen. The United States
should be prepared to meet the encroachment
of those who may become jealous of her pro
gress. The example pf free government and
free institutions is spreading tlV'contagion of
free thought and freedom of action among all
the peoples of the globe, and is engendering
an instinct of hatred, malice and unfriendli
ness of imperialists and monarchists through
out the whole world. He wanted to See
America ready to resent any insults that might
be heaped on her, come from what quarter they
miy. The bill was being debated when the
last mail left San l'rancisco.
The French are ambitious to obtain the
commerce of Central Africa, an 1 the announce
ment of Count dc Lesseps that he will soon
begin work on the $13,000,000 canal, by
which he hopes to pour water from the Medi
terranean to flood the Desert of Sahara, indi
cates that Frenchmen arc solicitous lest l'ng
tind should obtain supremacy in the trade
which ere long must flow from the heart of
Africa to Mediterranean ports. Should Eng
land restore the tranquility of the Soudan, a
railway will soon be built from Suakin on the
Red Sea, to the last cataract of the Nile, a
distance of only 340 miles, and thus England
will obtain the trade of 50,000,000 Soudanese.
Hy converting the Desert of Sahara into a sea,
France not only hopes to give Tunis and
Algeria an insular position, but also to make it
possible for her ships to sad directly to Sou
danese ports, and the construction of a railway
from one of the projected vorts of the aitificia
sea to the very heart of Africa would not be
long ixMtponcd, should M. de Lesseps' scheme
pros e successful.
The Pleitro-pncumonia bill, as passed by
the United States House of Representatives,
provides tint the commissioner of agriculture
shall organize a bureau ol animal industry and
appoints a chief thereof, whose duty it shall be
to investigate and report upon the number,
value and condition of domestic animals of Ihe
United States, and also the causes of con
tagious am communicable diseases among
them, and means for prevention and cure of
the same He is authorized to appoint two
cometent agents whose duty it shall lie to re-
ort upon the best methods of treating, tians-
otting and caring for animals, And means lo
be adopted for the suppression and extirpation
of contagious pleuro pneumonia. 1 he bill
flintier provides that the commissioner of agri
culture may expend so much money appro
priated by this act as may be, necessity in pay
ing for animals it is deemed necessary lo
slaughter, and In such disinfection and othei
means as may Ikj necessary to extirute disease.
The authorities of the Hales slull pay one-half
Ihe expense of the animals it is deemed neces
sary to slaughter, and one-half of the cost of
disinfection and care of herds of cattle. It
prohibits the transportation fiom one state to
another of any live stock affected with any
contagious or infectious disease, and provides
for the prosecution of any (urson violating this
prohibition. 1 he sum of $250,000 is appro
priated to carry into effect (he provisions of live
lull which is of intcreit to slock raisers and
dairy fanners on lhce UUnds.
Gladstone recently introduced into the llrit
ish House of Commons a bill for the extension
of Ihe franchise. He had this to My In its
supMit 1 To introduce separate franchise
bills for England, Ireland and Scotland, with
the prospect of carry ing the English and Scotch
lulls, and leaving Ihe Irish bill to take its
chances, would lie altogether impracticable.
The arguments In favor of 4 uniform lull was
unanswerable. Nothing could Induce hint to
abondon such a bill. A redistribution of par
liamentary constituencies mutt follow reform
of the franchise. If the two question sverc
embodied In the same bill, It would prove) fatal
tq both. lie entreated hU suppottru not lo
endanger the success of the bill by pin using
additions. This iiieasure, by greatly exlinlliiiy
(he franchise and placing the votes uf boroughs
and ounin up-jt an "juil footing, . JUld in.
crease the voting power jf the t nurd King
ilom nlmtit 2,ow,orx, Of this numlwr England
would furnish 1,300000, Ireland 400,00, ano
Scotlmd 200,000. This result wsw certainly
worth attaining. If the house took a broad
view of the mailer, enfranchisement must lie
considered desirable. The nple were trust
worthy," and m voters under the constitution
were the strenghth of the constliutliin. If
these measures should become law, then their
condiments would form a e-oniact mass,
who would rally to the support of Ihe cnnstl
Itillon, which would lc stronger limn ever.
The Scotch and Irish mcmlrtrn, genenlly,
favor the bill.
President Arthur sent to congros on Ihe
20th ultimo, a message Inclosing the rejuiil of
Ihccivil service commissioners, nml heartily
Indorsing their work. He also recommended
an appropriation to enable the commission to
continue its work, rhe rcjuirl makes a volutin
of slxly-neveri closely printed ages. Uron
the subject of xlitical iMnesAmenls the reKirt
says that there have lieen several violations of
the law, but the Irilling sums set-tired by Ihe
illegal tiracliceccMed on attention lieftig called
from feilcr.il officers since the act went into
cited, was not more linn one-halt or one
fourth as much as formerly. The evils of the
Kiils system are set forlh at great length, and
the licncfits derived from competitive cximina
lions fully described. The opinion is ex
pressed that a salutary effect would follow the
selection of chiefs of bureaus, postmasters and
collectors nt large offices from sidiordmatos
who would be exerieiicetl. Soldiers and sail,
ors houoraaly disclnrged by reason of dissn
bihty, if cnjKililc, arc preferred, and nowhere
is Ihetc any advantigc allowed by reison of
lax. 'I he commission hold that the power of
removal and lis exercise for just reasons, ate
essential both lo the discipline and efficiency
of the public service. It ipicnrs from the
statistics presented with the reort that sisly
per cent of those who entered the service
through conqictJlivc examination were edu
caled in common schools alone, and the com
mission consider it unquestionable that the na
tion, by bestowing ils offices Uon the most
meritorious of those whom the states have 11I11
catcd aljhe public cxtiense, will greatly honor
and stimulate the public school system of Ihe
country. 'Ihe report gives txtracls from a
lirge number of tellers received from posl
mxsiers and collectors, showing that great
benefit his accrued to the public service by the
enforcement of the civil service rules. It is
sugggested lint a party test be no longer ap
plied in the selection of collectors and t
misters, and that the scry corrupt exercise of
wcr in the nomination, promotion, transfer
or confirmation, even though the corrupt con
sideration may not be n thing of value, should
be an offense under the hnbery laws. The
commission in conclusion declare the civil
service net a success, and do not doubt that
the most difficult point his been pissed.
'I hrongh escry stage of its woikmg th- com
mission lias hid the constant and unwavering
support of President Arthur.
It is verv curious how suddenly and
completely the Bulletin has dropped
the subject ol the outrage at Ka
kaako. It has not a word to say con
cerning the farcial investigation in the
iiresciiri! of Mr. lirnvvn of the Adver
tiscr. Why this sudden change of base?
vviiy tins tatturc to avail lutnsclt ol
such admirable points as arc offered by
the conduct of flits so called imestiga
tion? Has Van Giesen "fixed" the
Bulletin man, as the latter savs he tried
r-EO. L. BABCOCK,
(LATE OP OAKLAND)
1 wtlrer 't tho Pi-ino-Focie. VJJrtw, I.VCAN ft CO,
Kksidknce Mrs, Uudoit's. l8s'ty
TD EDUCTION IN PRICE.
Best Curnborlnntl Coal
Tor sale in lots to stilt at one cent j ouml.
184 im C IIKKWEK A. CO.
At the Annual Meeting of the Stockholder! of the
Inter ILiml Steam Navigation Co., heist cm the 4th in
Mant, the following officer were re-elected for the en
L R. FOSTER, Present ;
W. It COUI ICI.V, Vice-lreJent;
I. 1,NA, Jr., becrtiary;
. W. II. McLKAN, Insurer;
G N. WILCOX, Auditor.
Honolulu, March 5, 1884. 184 at
.UUSCKUtERS to TerioJicaU contemplating any
change in their luti fur the cominjyear arereipect
fully requested to rrjort the Mine jl thtireail test con
venience, to avuiil unnecessary expense with eipring
sulrtcnj lions or delays with new ones,
Titos, a. TttitVM,
eiru f (riff.
HIRTY-NINTH ANNUAL REP
Okhck: No. 346&34S
Amount of Net Cash Assets, January 1, i83j . .
I deferred uremiMinx. Iinuar. I. i3fl
Interest and rents (including rcaliod Vinson real estate
I.CM interest accrued Janitor) 1, i3ij
I rnses by death, including m ert lOiur jr additions, to
C ItalOt IUCIIi, KbUUIsTU .met uuuiuihstu, i,iuumii tiiri
Annuiie. dividend, and returned pre mi am on can
lutal JVid 1'olic holders ...
late and re-iawrance
Commission, broLengcs, agency encs and nhystci
Office and taw expenses salaries advertising, printing.
Cash In Link, on hand, and !n transit (unco received)-
Invested in United Mates Pew U!t City and other U
Hands and mortgages first lien on teal estate, (building
3l6,ora.cuand l rjhcics fusigued ti the Camp
Tenusoron loons, (secured by stocks ruarlrt value, $1,
usaii wig ssas2sii viivis iitiv tsT- i . mis sj v" "
amounts tufi.tTU.617 eul
Quarto ly and semt-am ual lycratum 01 cxLting
Premium on eiitiinc ttohcie tn course oftiatumlitki
iiniurv 1. lsai . .. ....
Accrued Interest on investments January I, 18S4 -
rvJcesv 01 uiaikri vsiuc ut -svwruie uvir wh
CASH ASSETS, January 1, 1884,
Approinltiteil ri Woir t
Adjusted Lmcs, due subsequent to January tt iSIf
nrnuicu iumci. bwiiiiiiiI uilmji. n.c
Matured endowments, due anil untuvd ftlairus hut (ire
Ue crved fur re-umiranc on crUtin; ilicie t (kuiic
Caihtle net preiniuin ; rno sarticnntlnj at 4 -cr
Uevened for conilngeM lubihiivi to I online I)ivtund
and atsuve a j ber ceut rrwrve on rKWinir itlici
A dditlm to Ihe r uim during ilUj for wirjdiuand nuturtd
Returned tn Tontiiw pcJ icy bolder t during the year on
lUUiKt of Tontine frund Jamurv 1, 1W4
Revnrd for premium t uid tu vjvance. .
lUVISIlUX SURPLUS AT j I'Ktt Cr NT.
burptut by tho New York SUU SUudard u H
from lUa inditblcd suriJu wf $50, $14. 1 7 lit
to (artKipating policies In proponl-m tu their ojui
Durlutf tb yonr 15.50X iioliclc hiv
Jan. t, l?is,4S,7o.
Number of Jao. 1. ittt, 4S.$4t,
Pultcie tn furcc Ja t, 1, M, 6u,t$,
ji, I ft),v.T77,
from 1D1, a.ns
OT. MATTHEW'S HAUL. SAN
UicalJ lit lb. lAUIirul tillfc uf h.ia Mkico. ... iK.
F4atliWl ui I&6&. TMi.rictii tuaiuctofs 4 rrrUA.
p.uu wy WWM. um M. 1 1 e 3jf vriM lot lb.
tUliu iBji, iailmi
1-ms. l$4i t.rtjMi,
PURSUANT t a rewlotlnn of U L,,,.,iT
AmMr, p"l Msy 4, M. ike ll.rtMv- al K
mmlHi III, Msrth ij, HI b nWrvnl si s N
Itonsl lloTMsy, ami sll (Jovtrnmtnt OiTkm thrott-hui
tN Kfnpfotti will t closed Ml that Jsv
char t. run it k, Mini.inr ImtW.
IntMlnr Om.f, Msrth f, itS tit
AUi(rmtnlor th SArURflAV I'Kf-HS-tetpt
n tmarittU fcNfrtir' will l renlerd arvl cy
AdterilVmnti an.1 Sultltion are payable In
tlfrt, a r I M rule will be rtgldlr ciWrtnl In th
f at tire
TIIOS fl milMM,
Mn(trr ami Vrnnitinrt Hmvwuay Turs
llnvm 111, Pehtuftry $th, 1SV4
.MK II lUrKrHK Oi, A-nu TnirKMlUniie
r!r fntirtinr ( mitny, llmtilufit
lUnr Sfrt -t Irttlrf b'g I 'I letwlff Irtjr itfKr tlwhVf
for th immediate liberal settlement of the oi I a
lafneil ihrmifh th deinxtin hy firs of my place of
bwetnes In KotkiIm daring the night of thf ryth Instant
I enmider it my duty to rexmmefnl th truurante
Company for whrch )ti are the Agents tu all pvrliM
delrmii tA protecting thefr tiropriy by Irwirancs-,
I nm, Oer Hirs, Retri-ifully Vmir,
tRf 3m (fltO SAMtf KMAN
Has Just received per MartiMMA and otlor late arrivals!
Whlitakr Star Hams KreaVfast llaom, California
Cream Clitese, Fair bank's lard, labl Ftuiit, 1'ie
I nuts Cran(jrry Svute, Aanar Sauc,Salail
lnung, Jjms bik! fellas. I'UVles, Olive
Oil, C'tm't aiff Ooljtig lea, Itotes;
hiiKbdi UtlUt Tea, 5 Bones
JapsJii lea, Itoiied Chicken
ant I urkry, Curried
White Oats and Wheat,
Huckwlieat Vhxtr nml Maple
Syrup, CtfjUim Hour, Ost Meal,
Corn .Meal. Wheat, Lrn, Itarley,
I Via I res, Cub, Puwdeml ami (Iranu
bled hngar, Fresh hptcet. idi Cliowder,
Clam Cliowder, A I mores Mince Meat, I'aLace
Keroeti') (id, CrarWrs of all kinds, kcf &c, Ac., At
Frcah Oruuutl Co If 00 every Da?,
LFAVL YOUR ORDIIRS, OR RINO UP
jrivruoHir no 119
tv COOPS DELIVER!:!) TO ANY
part op run arv true op
C. 1 V STACK
SUI.CRIIM IONS received at at limes for foreiga
and (oral ruhlitationsat 1IIOS.O lllKUMi
Mews Agenc, Alerrhant slict
EWERS & COOKE
.(antly receivini additions to th'ir IXKtjt.
and W KLL SI LI.CI LI STOCK of
NOR' WEST LUMBER,
RED WOOD LUMBER,
SHINGLES POSTS, etc.
Kne, Oak, Ash, Koa, Blackwalnut, Cedar.
Doom a x 6 to 4 6 a to-6.
Windows 7 x 9 to 18 x 40 in.
ituitlviJH i far dwarf,
Of which we keep a fine assortment.
Oil .v(i7s :tti 10 ;(.
Galvanized Nails 3 d to 60 d ; Spikes $ to 8 in ,
Corrugated Galvanized Iron Roofing,
6, 7, 8 and 9 feet lengths
Galvanized Screws and Rtdginj;.
SEW'hR IMPK, Ts Hbows, Traps, 3tc 3. 4, 6
and 8 Ins.
lerra Cotta Cliimnies and Chimney Pipe, cheaper
and far superior to J trick Chimmes.
WALL PAPLRS d all kinds,
PAI.VihRS AND GLAZIFRS' GOODS.
In 70 sarietie now due from Hongkong per Bark
For sale id quantities, to suit and at lowe-t rnaikct
i84-3in LEWtRS & COOKE.
BuUAliWTAV, Nkw Yokk
Y i, 1E84.
. 540.S5S 9t-$io,948,4E6 77
sold) . 3,0,38,861 9$
316,00a 06 3,717,66 89 $13,661,350 66
NT ACCOUNT -
same . $1,3,093 99
sisjrury ldtiions to same 4ix,?n So
celled policies 3,984,063 31
.4. . ..$0,699,390 40
ans fees. . . . 1,690,907 13
kc 44.9S 44-9'."S 8
... . ...,$i,39j.6i5 or
ocks(market value, $15,453'
. v .,.. y774 39
s thereon insured for $18,
an) as additional collateral
. . . 30,681,471 T
04,887 00 id9sy 00
ompany on thes pulirles
, . -, . 46i,4$ 57
policies due ubMucnl to
........ . 64t,c47 46
nand tMectKHi. . . 535n 1
1 04. 1 16 55
slmif Insurance at 4 rctut
CflU. C'jitil net premium .47.63).I47 &Q
turij, January 1. iB9j, uvtr
csoi inAl(isu.j.u9l,37 10
tCMrTffi. l.iia,9rj co
uutuicd Ton's. .971.111 n
per crnt , rttrj at ortr. iaoa.Mi.
rniii.41 to surplus aaiUU oa HI uunt of not ant skd
. Iwen IuumI, lsuurla &8,13S.M.
4 r cent.
C O HKKCKK. Iloniulu,
Ako fuflh. Hawaiian IUan4s.
"fou ho vs.
Soulluni I'acihc K. k t luilct from Saa Kiajaiwd.
tion and aUlMY. 'lit UuMuijl ars tslttoM.v. ait
taalla vl cunTt U l taikta.
Kll.ALFKLD LtE BRtWEK. M. A.,
I Jin, I. iSSo. IIMIMO;.
I Jiru l, 81i, iii.ri&.
1. IMJ. l)l.4l$V7
in. I, 1M4. I3.J(4,4.
ln. 1, 1M1, 4,SaT,o.
I Jan. I, iMj. 4,4l.Ml.
llan. I, iNv. i.u,si4
A NEW RHTKRPRISR.
MESSRS J. W. HINOLEY & COMPANY
llatinsr rornrlfeil their amnmf bl .
offrf to th in He and Honolulu pnMtc a large Mo U
Allcwvr on manufaflur. .(rich w intrnntt In l
"irHr 1. tnf tlart in IMS kinrjofn
A trial .ill cMTYin" yon.
o.n ras ranM -tiik rrfHra MtauM anlh.iritik.
TV lra.l sovpltnl. TiiUHf awl lor, in) KINO
oinrr.i, l.irl tll.n IIMn.K
II I Ml I. 'I Jt III.
A I lilt. 01.11 STAND NUMIItK I KAA-
HHKi:T IRON WORKER,
ri.U.MUIN'C IN AM. ITS HKAN'CIIKS.
Artesian Well Pipe all slies.
Hlov. iiiitl irniCNi,
Unci'1 Sam, Medallion. HichniorKj. llriop. I'alacc
tlura. May. Conlett, (jran.1 I'rlie, Nea Kival,
Opera, Drby, Wren, Dolly, Sypy, Qoeen,
l'any, Army Kanjet, Magna Cliana,
Duck, Superior, Magnet, Otcoola, Ala.
aieda, Kclipte, Clialer Oak,
Nimble, IdwooiJ aikd
KAI.VANIZKD IRON and COPPt.K I'OII.FRS
tOK RANCtS, OKANirK IRON WARK,
NICKKL PLATED AND PLAIN. .
Galvanized iron water Pipe, all sizes, and
laid on at lowest rates, also cast iron
Lead Soil Pipe.
Hosts. Furnishing Qootls, all kinds.
All sires and grades. Lift and Force Pumps. Cittern
Pumpy, Galvanued Iron, Sheet Copper and
Shetl Lead, Lead Pipe, Tin Plate
Water Cloult, Marble tlaU
and boa U, enameled
CHANDELIFRS LAMPS AND LANTKRNS
Tins Popular Uikdckv, located at
107, Fort Street, will be able in its set
tled quarters todoeenrnoresatisractory
work than that which has gained it such
liberal patronage and such willing ap
preciation from the Honolulu trade.
It Advertises No Specialities,
but is able to do all sorts, sizes,
and conditions of Hook-binding,
Ruling, ltterinj;, and l'aer cutting
as well as in San Francisco, and at
At This Complete Uindekv
newspaiMrs, magazines, pamphlets, and
sheet music are neatly and simply or
elegantly and sumptuously bound, as
taste and pocket may demand. Old
books are carefully and firmly rebound
All Descriptions of It lank
Hooks are made to order at as low
rates as are consistent with first-class
work. The liindery is now using
WWon's " Record " and " Ledger "
paer for all first-class work. A large
invoice of this justly celebrated stock
lias just been received from New York.
The Machinery Used is all of
improved pattern. The " ruling ma
chine," with its new patent " striker,"
is equal to any in use in cither the
United States or the Colonics, and its
recent work speaks for itself, being,
also, complimentary to the workman
who runs the machine. The other
machines used in the liindery are for
cutting paper rapidly, for agiug and
numbering, for perforating, for card
and usteloard cutting, and for press
ing. Okixks Left at the Mfkciiant
Street Stoh.k will have Prompt
A ueetuM of lb. Uo.lbOJ.rt of lU Wiudlaan Dairy
and Stutk Company vat UM al I be otac. U A L.
Sauib. Ilufwlulu, tcbruaiysv.al vbatlill cLartsv-U
uuuaaiMi vat uuir veplej to laa. eeMts uoat
SI art It ia.
Inerfulloaiugoakert vers elects! lor tto ettetiina;
a F. DILLINRIIAU. I-reaaieat:
k, II. (JKAHAM. ke-PniTJjni;
A. L, SMI I H, Secretary
r aM saaaeaam;
A. U HjatlTM,
-vCnAHIC sthamsiiip company
Tb la(TtCint, New. and Ffeeant SleaimMpe
MJItlt'OSA anil AhAMI'.llA
Will teats llnnoloto an-l San tranrleca
1st rtnil lfith of Ennts Month.
Paewwettby tMe line ate breby nntilSnl iSal trWy II
nlfl m aoe.l 4m Va. , lua ttm l.v lle rt.. I 1
llnd KHtr. lrfi IraeelHnc Latt t-
sttiHtux ti(KirtsrrM aw ai.tne.Jr.
tfn lei retnrn by any e Itx CnnrMnr a Stiamers ifi
inirifietyrlaye. PastjtiMfS may Kate Iktfr Mrnat 1..A..I in s,frane
uyappirieisai IIK neacwsrtSVrmtniia
Meeer.an.liwe Inteealeel flw 4McM.a I
ant by M lin, "ill
l reerite.1 fte. nf uwrft In lh nnfa,,, w witr-
wt e"t I' taiiee reaaren l. tnw A
ttandrw, Httl let lb. etnUv e.rll i al ntewf
WILLIAM I. IHWIW I
Aaenf ()- S la
S'lT.AM NAVIGATION COMPANY'S
LINE Of JTIEAUtKI
"" - Cnmand
Will ran f.uUily f KONA and KAU,
Leatet llonotnln al 4 . M 1
p ..... . laniury 1 1 I F1H1V telenai
11 1 rroiir riinrr
1 I I ueLkr
Atftrt IforWrldtiiai sp.m
I filar .
Jurruir itri-Lir rrUttifr )
a Ml ItMasslatV
. r rlmmy a FiHUr
M '9 1
Cm'ftocornnt.r.Jrr, totc llrjodiilcj fmrltifv
lUratjufo. foe .vaii;,i(, k hi, ,i uj
mta, KauaL Kcliitnin lrrt Nawili-ili T-rr
Thr !a hum Aftt.ff.
Vttrmin commznertUn UntvAnl ery Thur
-lay. al t pm fr Kafua f,nd KtUara. Krtarn
in lav- Kmni trery I ueuUy al 4 r.m. and tow.li
Inst i Waian.t Ah wan
Thr C H. Ithhot,
I)avtnmrrurrr. Itam Kwrrlulu erfry fudar
at4f.M for KukuiliaV. MorKaatn.I I'aaohaii. Ke
turnmg artivm at Ifutiolulu every NumL. nvtminf
J OR SAN rRAaVClSCO
v. nui:n Kit ,t t nrrt. rf Awnt.
MercKarKliv; nrcetvnl Sttnu: (rre.an.1 tiLtral caI
aIvancr mjul-r on h pmfiili tv tl.Jat line
pACIFIC MAIL STEAMSHIP COMPANY.
TOR SAN FRANCISCO
The Splendid Stea.nui.tp
VVEHIIEK.. .. . . ConntanJer
will leaee Honolalu for San Frandteo
On or aljont- Saturday, March 1 6th.
OR SYDNEY Via AUCKLAND.
The Spleralij Steamthip
AU ST K A T.J A,
CHEST ..... ...Coaiatander
On or about Mau-oh 2tinL
The fttrenta hers arm rvisar rrrt-Lim1 L Vata m
aav-u iiatMteanuwi rviocn lr .. inc ruumj mil
-.. , " . ::?. - . '- "i.'- vi v i,v.'Tr-'-
te vtwrJ, J
near thr- j
(ouds for fchllttoetit tT Urarur rskn now '
fi of charge, in the firc(irotjf wai-e!soue
t earner w harf.
For rreis,ht or pauage, af ply to
i; 'H. HACK ELD & Co., Ant.
P"OR SAN FRANCISCO.
II". U. JHMOXJ),
I10UDLETT .. .....Matter
Will hate quick tJItfiatch for the alxne at.
For frcfekt or uataaee. ap;4y lo
itt W. G. KW
I N & CO , Agents.
EW YORK and HONOLULU
Mauvv W. II. CROSSMAN k. URO. willditpattti
a firutlau tcttel In thit port the latter pan oTMay.
Parties wivhiuj to tlnp by this line .ill lend forward
their orilen early, to that there mar lew delay at
time of tailing.
VAHTLK at COUKK,
R E W E R & CO'S BOSTON
Shippers will pleave lake notice that I be line Lark,
John D. Hrawer
Will I placed on the brrlh at lloMoo to leate there
June IH ncit for this port. Onlett fear Kouli thuuM L.
tent at early at the rnail of April Itlh lo injure thip
incnt for fuithcr information apply to
C URhWLR CO .
trn ttMtn Street.
OTICE OF REMOVAL.
TIltlR PLACE Of HUlNESb
.vo. &s queex MJttiur,
Neat dour lo W. O, Ir.'ui Cu.,
APRIL itt, iHs.
'IhanUuj U puU fur then KWrl tutrona(e diatintf
lK.auevraeea)ears,)ylUL.thcu lt to l.
lain the tame at Iheii new Hue. iSt'jm
MRS. THOMAS LACK.
Ma. 19 rswt Btrsvit, Hswlstlsy
lurukTU ahu paataa in
asp csartaa "
, jHlatlmrml: fall tttata UcftuvrU.
ctr eo ihk '
VV'uiti aaJlke LKHT.kuiia.ikt. New I loos aeataao,
HowaJ't Marhui. Ntedlee, aH ItiaU
CMtkeH'. S, in all tUots and tiaes I
VmUmu a lanrtt Itwead.
CUlk'e a N, T, MattaM t'utraa.
Almt, Ikmtrtitt AVAiWr CW ltftr WeVn
Iwaler La RuttES,
Gt aul Srusiiaus Oooue,
&hht, IVwbu, Cars ,
UKMtMKMK MTUM. tm ssNsWsvaa.
Sm Marliiue. Lack aad '- d.:
-" w e w