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The Life of ike Land is Establishes
HONOLULU, OCT. 20, 1SU3.
TOPICS OF THE DAY.
jt is pleasing to see that thero
wero eight councillors who voted
solid agaiust tbo latest scheme of
the Oahu Railroad Company,
and killed tho '.gnanrnteo bill.
Wo liuvo never taken any notice
of the proposed net, because we
never dreamed that there was
ny possibility for it becoming
law. The very close vote of
eight to soven, shows now what a
very narrow escape tho country
lias had. The proposition that
the government should gnranteo
tho interest on tbo $900,000,
which tho Itailr ad intended to
raise is propostorons. It would
virtually amount to saddling tho
government with an annul ox
ponso f $3,000 besides tho sub
sidy which it now pays to tho
Hailroad. Even Railroads and
Dillinghams can be bonght too
doarly. Eventually tho govern
ment would have been obliged to
tako possession of the railroad
nnd then it would bo blessed
with a whito elephant of oven
larger dimensions than the one
Mr. Thurston presented to the
country in tho shape of tho
Postal Savings Bank. However
tho bill is indefinitely postponed
and' Messrs Tonng and Erauie
luth, aro to be complimented on
tho firm stuid taken by them
against this gigantic scheme for
And the iuoiuiiain groaned and
luado an awful noise, and lo'ont
enrao a mouse. So did that
groat financier who at present
ruus the government treasury as
a side show to his bank groan
and make a great noiso by talk
ing about tho wonderful rod no
tions which he was going to
make in the expenditures of tho
military department, but lol out
camo a financial niouso and tho
total savings amount only to
$l.S00 a mouth a mere drop iu
tho bucket. Tho salaries of the
officers havo not been touched
while tho unfortunate privates
liavo hud llu ir pay out down. Tho
reductions don't amount to any
thing, save fail to seo why His
Excellency indulges in all the
retrenchment noiso ho means
Nothing by it anyhow.41
The Advertiser injats weekly
Te Dtsum to Hie Minister of Fi-
nance, whonowr that gentleman
presents his financial statements
always points with pride to the
fact that the govern weal bonds
' under tho loan act of 1S93. are
being sold at par. "Would His
Excellency risa up as soon us
couveaiwut nnd let the cunhy
- know a fw particulars nbont the
sate of these bond. AV notice
tkt whuevt-r there is sale of
bonds vntored.- p mom the
receipts of tke treasury
tkt theto RMong " tW j
v,expcdtvrrii is . item called
"expeuse placing I.! and tkt .
tbe amount tjf tkai item mm
Uut tim Ituml virinwHy selklerf
TVc are really surprised over this
fact, because we thought that
witli such a wise, genial, stable
and confidence-inspiring govern
ment as the Advertiser tolls us
we are blessed' with, six percent
Government bonds ought io com
mand a premium rather than
to be peddled out at a discount.
It would also be of interest to
know if these sales of bonds are
bona fide or if they simply are
taken by some despairing creditor
of the Government in lieu of
cash. As the holders of the
bonds are the creditors of the
conu'ry, the: o is no necessity for
keeping their names secret, and
wo should suggest to His most
excellent Excellency to present
tho Councils and thereby tho
taxpayers with a list of the names
of the bondholders. If that is
done perhaps it will be a great
deal easier to understand certain
things now looking rather doubt
ful, and we may yet learn "how
it is done" wlien the gigantic
financial mind of Mr. Damon
directs the affairs of the Government.
Mr Damon who has no secrets
as far as the treasury is concern
ed has finally seen fit to give the
eounhy some idea where and
how the largo sum of $117, 134.,
32 has been spent. This is tho
amount which while steadily
increasing has appeared nnder
label of General Expenses of
Provisional Government. As tho
military has swallowed $121,941,
03 thero is some reason to call
tho exponso General. The coun
cils bavo spent S3.223.04 for
their expenses. Wo presume
that this amount has been used
to pay tbo secretary for his ard
uous duties onco a weok and for
peu-knives letter paper, and other
things dear to tho legislative
heart. There Is evidoutly no
salary in being a member of our
House of Lords. The commis
sion to Washington lias only
cost $13,204.32. That isn't very
much divided among fivo diplom
ats and good livors. That tho
commission met with no success
easily be understood. If
they had given Cleveland a
dinner at Delmonico things
might have looked different.
But that might cost nearly the
whole appropriation. Sow the
government asks for a further,
appropriation of $90,300. As
they huve full possession of tho
treasury we really don't see why
thoy ask for auy appropriations.
The taxpayers are perfectly
resigned and prepared for the
worst when tho day of settle
ment comes, these "appropri
ations" might haTO to be ex
plained and the treasury
Bland and childliko comes tho
learned Attorney-General and
asks for $3o,00O moro for bis nice
little department. When he was
the honorable member of Ivulo.t
in tho last Legislature, be could
not understand bow on earth it
was that tbo police spent so much
nioii Ha certainly cnm-udertHl
it absolutely unnecessary., and he
must vote for a reduction. Mr.
Ckcd Brown at that time Attor-JHjy-Genera
I dottbk.il Uie wisdom
of, rvdacsng tlta, ajvproprialums
far ihi police dapdtent, but as
afcHNty war ssoMri9, he ee&ptrd
f&e protWtiidis f; Mr. Seit!u
Tfcw, ifetraed i!Mr eUimd
taitty l$itfoi JLtlwiey
prly ; iuwfi(by kiMMttlf?) it
could easily get along with a
smaller appropriation. And now
comes this great lawyer and still
greater Legislator and whines,
and begs for more money and
i gives as his reason that thero had
been so much extravagance
during the first eight months of
the period (previously to his
appointment) that it was necessa
ry to use hard cash to settle np and
straighten things out. That the
learned attorney-general is pre
varicating anybody conversant
with the affairs of his department
realizes, but wo should humbly
suggest to His Excellency to
produce a true correct and
detailed statement of all receipts
and expenditures connected with
his department from April 1st
1S92, to Jauury 17th 1S93, and
from that date till to day. Tho
showing will mt come out in
favor of Mr. Smith's regime and
it is because ho knows that he
has made so utter a failure us
the head of his department that
he shirkspublicityof the financial
affairs of the police and prefers
to prevaricate and throw slurs'
and base insinntious on his
predecessors in office.
Whenever a special court sits
more particularly on naval mat
ters there is bound to be some
outsider who knows much more
about the business than tho men
constituting tbo court. The
court of inquiry which has been
held nnder the presidium of the
British Minister Major .T. H.
Wodobouso over tho stranding of
tho Miowera is of course also the
object of unfavorable criticism
by some annonymons shell back
who has been airing himself to
an Advertiser reporter. Wo
publish the opinion of tho Court
in extenso to give all the
"knowing" once a chance to
"know" a little more.
The Star continues its vicious
attacks on Consul-General Mills.
That gentleman has now assumed
his official position, and although
we don't supposo that he can be
annoyed by anything which tho
Star can print, it becomes tho
duty of tho Government to muz
zlo the annexation organ as it
has been obliged to do on several
The Star is promising us a real
first-class circus when Mr. Theo.
Davios arrives. Wo aro strongly
nnder the impression that the
circus which shortly will be seen
here, will not be a source of
amusement to the Star editor and
The Japanese Laborers.
The. Star of lStlt inst. in report
ing tho expected arrival of 1600
Jap-nnese on tho steamer Mnki
Mhtu says, "the telegram stntes
nothing about the terms on wbicb
these laborers have baeu sent,
bat as the instructions were to
send them on the old terras or
not ai all thero is 1 tile doubt
that ihe Juane$ AUiH-iite-i &ai
iciihd rs ten ittr rteent tlewiHtfe."
Our esteemed contemporary is
getting extremely, obta&a. Tee
Mubli4iHg between tk Hawai
ian plaateni ami ikeir ageai in
Xokokwma in Tegird io the ex
pesses ooaaected witk ike intro
dectioa f mdreJMpfi ee lltrers
lk Hulking ,.wkter t do. with
tie JapftiMM' GiirerHt. Tke
amount against which the plasters
have kicked, is the cost of bring
ing the men from tho interior of
Japan to Yokohama and has
heretofore been fig n red at $13.50
per head. Whether Mr. Irvin or
the planters, or theHawaiian Gov
ernment or the man in the moon
pays ihat sum is perfectly imma
terial to the Jajanese Govern
ment. The onlr "demand" that
has been made by the Imperial
Government is that Hawaii shall
fulfill its treaty obligations and
give thesubjectsof Japan residing
in Hawaii the same rights and
privileges as the snbjects of tho
best favored nations. If tho
i Hawaiian Government Or the
Star believes that Japan has
' withdrawn from that demand,
they are very much mistaken. It
is not alouo a r gbt which is
claimed, but it is a simple act of
justice aud fairness. How Ha
waii in honor can refuse to fulfill
the obligations which she took
upon herself when tbo treaty
with Japan was signed, we can
not see. Unless equal rights
had been granted the Japanese
through that trertv, not one
would havo been allowed to set
his foot on Hawaiian shores.
And where would tho planters
have been then? Tho question
must bo faced and -solved some
day the Japanese Government
mav bride its time, but it doesn't
back out and down.
The Set Indebtedness.
The financo statement for the
week ending October 11th, report
ed the net Indebtedness to be
$3,410,522.74. the statement for the
week ending October ISth, report3
it to be $".,423,343.79, an increase
of $12,S21.05 during tbo p.ist week.
Yet the Advertiser nf this mnrn
Jng, has the audacity t) say, that
'the net increase of tho public
debt has been but $3,374.S0.
As the Dbt on March 3lst, 1S92,
was ?3.217,161.13, and the D'bt on
the 18th of October, JS93, was
13,423,043.79, we are under the
impression that the Advertiser
must be prevaricating.
Band Concert at Makce Island.
TheP G. band will render the
following programme at that place
1 March' 'Seven Sunvs&ss". . . Ellocker
2 Orertare ,PMtandPeafant.t'...(by
3 Comet Pollca "Place I5agJr,..lby
reqnesJ). ........ ........ Wctssjeborn
4 Selection "JBohemian Gill" .....(by
5 ilodky "Aise;cn AirA JJertr
G RtlKvl "Scotch Lassi Jeaa"....SJQart
7 Wcltx "Tew Melodies" .(Inr israesij
S March-"HigaSelioot CaskE..t.by
' The Supreme Court in bnnco
have overruled ' the . cxcplwrts in
the case of the 11 G. vs. Cor. G-rts
and the old ntaa was sent to
ts rve out hh sentence. Mr?.
Gerlz was present in the Cotrtacil
gvb sJtre of the Judg(rs piece of
her mind to the g reit- amnent
of the bv stndr
The roo:cl AitAraev Gene
ral and the lyixey-d Marskf
InY t tsoiied ne Cpta?B and
f.mr ho ea in MTatkiki wHk
fK;ci15y iilnMimts to witek
"csjHririi" in K?tpMa&i Pjst
d doil i" royalists jprkfcr
rigt lijehk r aL Srt
w.tbt HitciKvkl JLk ml,
Foreign Mail Serrice.
S.eaaishlri will leave for and arrive,
troax &ui FrJirei, oa the following
lite, till th rfo of 1J33.
roe Suv Fitv.vc!Ss. f .v. So" FK.orasco
Ckwaab iVAlul.... v. 2S
Miowcr.s for Tait- AastaiU. ..... Oct. 7
court r Oct 2tinjc Oct. 17
Acitrali Oct. lfilkxra troas Vau-
Mosoni .t:t. I csjimr Oct, 23
Warritsoo, fo- Vaa-llaritwa OcuSS
couvtr! Xot. t Austrili Xor. I
Cbia Nr. 6 Moaoww K)r. 23
AcstralLA Nov. 11 Warrimoa. trots Van-
AUmciU Xor. 16 cunrrr. . . . Nov. 2S
Mjutrera. for Van-China Nov. iT7
onTr Dc.J Aasaalu Th- -
Ooennic AUm-U Bse.
Awtralia. Dec. 9,3Bowcra, from Van-
Maiiw) .... "Dtc It TOwfr D. 23
Wamtsioov f'r Van-Ocaaic......IH,;.25
courer......Jn. I Aiwtralia. . . . Dec 3J
City roSang. . .Jan. 2 Warrimeo, ttom Van-
Antralb Jan. 6 couvvf Jaa.23
Warriasoo, fwai Vaa
Stair W G Hall, for Itaai and Hawaii.
Vessels in Port.
D S S Adams, Kelson.
US S Philadelphia. Parker.
Haw Bk Ant!tw, Welch.
Ger Bk J. C. Paager.
Br sch No.caa, Yokohama.
Am bk Cevlon. Calhoun, S P.
Br sli Co of Merioneth S. X. Y
Ger bk Prtal Iseuborji Bret, Liverpool.
Am bk Cevloa. from Sin Francisco.
Am bk S 5C Castle, Hubbinl S F.
Am sh Transit, obgCBsen, S F.
Am sh Robert Lewere, Goodman, P T.
Foreign Vessels Expected.
Ths List does not Include Steamers
vessels. where ffcm.
Am bk Harvester S F (Hilo).
AmshrAlaba S F
Haw bk ltPBilbej SF
Am bgtne W G Irwin. ..SF
Am. BchrGlecdalfl. .Eureka. .... .
Am schr AHen A Enrtka...,
U S C.nSser Cuarleston..
Am bk 51 art b a D.itm . . ..Boston
Ger bk Knntilos. ... Liverpool.
Br scbr ViHata Liverpool. ...
AtPanoa val!ey, Oct. 19th, 1S33, at 5 p.
mnElm Kanlnlian Wright Jr., aged tax
months and two days.
Whore is that surplus?
The public d'bt was increased
112,821.05 last wet-k.
1 The P. G. band plays at Makco
Island. (Kapiolani Park) this
Colmel George Macfarlanclelton
the Monnwni on a bussinc-ss trip to
Mr. HartweU left by the 'Mono
wat last night fnr San Frsncisco.
He will return shortly and ; bring
his farmtlv home with him.
The Star company has elected,
officers for next year. Mr. J.
Emmeluth. is now President whiles
Mr. Hartwell and Dr. McGrew
have withdrawn their names from
A man named Pn?thiiT attempt
I to commit suicide by ?ltnoting
himself in the head y?terday
aflcrnoon while under the infiarace
of liquor. Tite wound is nnt crn- .
stdered fattt although of a very
serious nature. ,
. Ike Star prints plant kas
arrivetl ami tk town will ba
bk-sd wiik a&oiHr priatiae
oc. We amkrsiafnl tkattke
Siar will occupy tba prgrs ,
Hows Melnrar's store ia o
eapid by tk lntaswfck Billiard
Parlors. There will ke S4we
"drjbg' aow to-be ikm by tke
mi 5aitixfk im ike k4 itiek. .
y f: few
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