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TUEJOAY, JULY 25, 1882.
ENGLISH vs. HAWAIIAN.
Among the laws passed lu the year
18151, te one which rends its follows:
" Whcuecr there shall be found
to exist any radical and irrcconeili
nble difference between the English
and Hawaiian version of any of the
laws of the Kingdom, .which have
been or may hereafter bo enacted,'
the KnglUh version shall be held
The reason for the passage of this
law was found in the fact that, ow
ing to incompetent translators and
careless legislation in former years,
(and it is not certain that the latter
defect is even now thoroughly cured)
there often was and is to be found
" radical and irreconcileable differ
ences " in the two versions of laws.
These exist in both tho Civil and
Penal Codes. It would have been
the proper course, when provision
was made in 1880 for the classifica
tion and reprinting of laws, to have
ordered a revision in order to tho
correction of these differences be
tweeuv tho English and Hawaiian
versions. But our legislators have
eo many very important matters to
occupy their time that they don't
bother themselves about such trifles
as the existence of two versions of a
law on the same subject. And now,
ono of the Representatives has
brought in a bill, and which is now
on its second reading, to amend the
law above quoted, in the last line,
so that " the Hawaiian version shall
The passage and enforcement of
such an amendment would lead to
some nb&uiditics, and something
worse. (Since tho abve was writ
ten, we learn that the bill his been
rejected, by one majority.)
By the Colonial papers received
last month, we learn that the author
ities of New Zealand wero expecting
a visit shortly from a Japanese man-of-war,
the Isakuba, and prepara
tions were being made to give her
ollteora a cordial welcome. A steam
corvette from Marco Polo's land of
Cipango is another evidence of the
wonderful changes which are going
on all round this great Pacific ocean.
Prom time immemorial down to a
very iccent period, Japan had locked
itfcelf in from intercourse with the
outer world, aud it had no other
Bea-going craft than tho clumsy
junk.Now it comes out with a man-
of-war, ' armed, equipped and navi
gated in European style. Japan is
one of the oldest of civilized nations
, in her own way, and she is the
youngest member of the family of
nations. Emerging from her isola
tion and feeling the necessity of
adopting the appliances of modern
civilization which have made Europe
and America so powerful, Japan,
unlike China, has not been content
with half mea8uics, and the few in
novations which the latter country
has adopted, almost exclusively of a
military and uaval sort.
There is no record of a change
moro sudden and extraordinary than
that Vvhich was carried out a few
years since in Japan to give the gov
ernment and administration a
modern efficiency. Of tho general
progress tho working of the postal
oystein in European 'style ; the linos
'of railway, telegraph, &c., very
lull information lis - available', as
statistics are now annually issued,
there being a central bureau for tho
purpose at the seat of government.
Thus we read that in 18d0, there'
- - j
nnw'in rnnnd nnmli(Sm foiirTTlilllotiH
'of Railway passengers, and that two
millions of messages were sent by
i telegraph, and sixty-seven millions
of lottors wcro eont by post. Iu the
samu year thore wcrcone hundred
and fifty-two banks with a circula
tion amounting to thirty-five millious
of dollars. There wcro employed 'In
trade 199 steamers and 174 sailing
vessels ou the European model, be
sides an innumerable fleet of junks
aud small native craft. Education
la well attended to. The number of
school teachers is stated at C5.C12.
Tho population is about thirty-six
millions, nearly half cngagod in
agriculture. I no islands possess a
fine climate and are rich in a variety
While in China the government
and mandarins stand sullenly aloof
(except in military matters) from
tho waye of ' tho outside barbari
ans," the Japanese have not allowed
prejudice to blind them, but have
hastened to adopt the arrangements
and institutions which render Europe
and America powerful, and which
can alone enable their Empire to
hold its own in these days. The
Japanese are a bold, intellectual,
enterprising people, and are sure yet
to play an important part in the North
Monday, July 24. Mr. Nawahi
presented a petition from Haroakua,
praying that $500,000 bo appropria
ted for a railway from Hilo to Harna
The Committee on the Judiciary
reported on the petition from Harn
akua asking for the dismissal of D.
F. Sandford, the Deputy Sheriff of
that district, for having shot a
Chinaman; the Committee recom
mend that the petition be referred to
the Attorney General. Adopted.
Mr. Rice read first time a bill
to amend the law of executions on
Mr. Kaulukou read first time a
bill to regulate peddling licenses.
The same gentleman read first time
a bill to establish street care in Hono
lulu. Ordered minted. " '
Mr. Kalua offered a resolution in
structing the Ministry to investigato
the subject of mutilated coins in cir
culation in Lahaina, and Wailuku,
with a view to their being with
drawn. Adopted. .. .
Mr. Mahoe proposed to insert
82000 in the appropriation bill, for
a bridge at lvaupoo, Waialua.
Tabled until the billjcomes up.
Mr: Kamakelo read first time a
bill to repeal the Act of 1876 and
also that of 1878, respecting the
sales of geyernment lands by auc
tion. Reforred to the Committee
on government lands.
Mr. Widemann offered a resolu
tion enquiring of the Minister of the
Foreign Kclatiqns'Vhether the Hon.
H. A. P. Carter now holds any
official position under 'the govern
The Minister replied that Mr.
Carter had been commissioned by
tho late Cabinet as Minister Plenipo
tentiary to the Court of Portugal,
which appointment is still in full
force and effect
Mr. Hamakcle offered a resolution
appropriating the sum qt 810,00,0
for a monument to Kamehameha III,
tho King who gave his people their
Tho Assembly procoeded to tho
order of, tho day.
The bill defining the limits within
which none but ftfe-probf buiidipes
may be erected in 'Honoluly, passed
a final reading.
Tho bill o amend Chapter 90 of
the PenatfCode, by' making'thd Ha
waiian' version the standard in all
laws, came up on its second reading.
AftcKa brief dhjuiiasion, a motion to
indefinitely postpone resulted in a
lie 21 nyco, 21 noes- , Whorcupon
the President, Mr. .Rhodes, gave the
casting vote with the ayctf, and the
bill was lost. Recess.
Tho House re-asscmbled at 2 p.m.
The bill to amend Section 780 of tho
Civil Code, increasing the number of
Representatives of the people to 32,
was passed finally.
The bill to amend the law in re
gard to suits against contract labor
ers for debt, was passed on its third
On a suspension of the rules, the
bill to provide a permanent settle
ment for A. P. Briekwood was re
ported from a select committee, with
a recommendation that it passi The
bill was debated at length, and a
motion to postpone indefinitely was
carried, 20 ayes to 16 noes. Ad
journed. A Dead Statute
Mn. Editor,: It is universally
conceded as an undeniable fact, that
the law against selling, giving, or
furnishing intoxicating drinks to
native Hawaiinns, is systematically
and constantly violated, all over the
Islands that it is really tho most
defunct of all dead letters on the
statute book. Now it is currently
reported that there aro a number of
proposed bills iu the Assembly, the
object of which is supposed to bo in
some way to remedy this state of
things. I have little faith in any
moro law-making, prohibitory or
otherwiso, on this subject. What is
needed in order to accomplish any
good, is a strong public opinion,
and concerted action. Let those
who talk so much in public and pri
vate on the dreadful evils of drink,
(which we all agrco are dreadful)
band themselves together, under a
solemn compact, pledged to hunt up
and expose, to tho best of their
ability, every infraction of the law
in question. Were this done effec
tually and thoroughly,the now
dormant law would soon becomo a
lively one. Teetotaller.
The Band will give a concert at
the Hawaiian Hotel, this evening, at
7 :30 o'clock. Following is tho pro
gramme : .
Overture Charles VI. . . ; Halevy
Waltz Wedding Dances Gung'l
GavotteSecret Love Resch
Selection Olivette Audran
Selection Bohemian Girl Bulf e
Waltz Naples Waldteufol
Quadrille Mascotte Motra
The Britlch steamer Hansa, from
London, via St. Michaels, will be
due her,o on August 27th.
TnE bark D. C. Murray and bktne
Ella, from San Francisco, aro due
The brig W. H. Meyer commenc
ed loading yesterday, and will sail
for San Francisco on Wednesday or
W beg to call attention to the
notice in another column, of a meet
ing this afternoon to consider the
subject of an annual stock exhibi
uon. inis snouia do maoo a very
interesting event to do looked for
WILLUM H. HARPER will please
call at Messrs. C. Brewer & Co's
THE attention of all who aro favor.
. able to the institution of an Annual
Bhow of Stock. Aericultural. and Dnirv
Produce, etc., is requested at a meeting
to be held at the Hawaiian Hotel,
This Tuesday Afternoon,
at half-past 4 o'clock.
The object of the meeting is to organ
ize a society for the promotion and man.
agement of Agricultural Expositions,
and to petition the Legislature for as.
sistdnco to the name.
A. S. CLEGHORN,
J AS. I. DOW8ETT,
B. F. DILLINGHAM,
W. G. IRWIN,
i, . .TNO. S McGRJCW,
J. S. WEB3.
. JtfO.M. WRIGHT,
Honolulu, July 26, 1882. 160 It
Somx fishermen caught a shark
this morning in their ncl, near the
light-house It was of the- shovel
nose variety, fully six feet long, and
had a dozen live young ones inside
B3ST Heavy Biack Bunting at
05 cents a yard during the Inven
tory Sale at he Honolut.b Cloth
ing Emporium. A. M. Melmb.
B5T Gents' Fine Buckskin Suits
something new, from $13 to $25
during the Invertory Sale at the
Honolulu Clothing Enroimm.
A. M. Mellis.
SST Jfian, Oriental, Olivette and
Spanish Laces will be sold at re
duced prices during the Inventory
Sale at the Honolulu Clothing-
EstromuM. A. M. Mellis.
No need at going barefooted
ij y u can get your Moots, Shoes
and Slippers 60 cents cheaper at
the Honolulu Clothing Emporium
than elsewhere. A. M. Mellis.
. ONCE MORE I
A LL PERSONS OWNING LOTS
are requested to meet at tho
Rooms of the
Chamber of Commerce
On THURSDAY NEXT,
July 27th, at 10 o'clock a. ra.
Object of the Meeting:
To Elect Officers and re-Organlzc the
To Addi't the 'Treasurer's Accounts and
make disposition of the cash on
hand now amounting to; severs
thousands of dollars. ' .
'Alex. J Cartwrioiit, Treasurer.
Honolulu, July 21, 1882- . 148 5t
WANTED a young Glrl,tomako her
self generally useful In tho house
of a lady-on Manl. For particulars en
quire at the Hawaiian Hotel, Room No.
16, In the morning before 9:30. 97
WANTED A live man with modor
ate capital, who Is both mer
chant and accountant, can hear of it
good business opportunity by address
ing C PD,, Bulletin ofllce. Principals
only. All communications strictly con
IpOUND A Plantation Draft, which
the owner can have om proving
property and paying for this advertise
ment. Apply tb
120 Messrs. Castle & Cooke
LOST, a Black Leather Satchel, con
taining a. ladles' card case. The
finder will please leave same at Meson.
H. Hackfeld & Co's. 145 lw
LOST, on Saturday evening, 6n the
Valley Road, between Mr. Henry
Carter's and Mr. J. S. Walker's pre
mises, two pieces of MUSIC "Tanhau
ssr," and "Secret Love." Theflndor
will receive tho thanks of the owner by
leaving the same at tho ofllce of J. W.
Kobertson Co's. ui
LOST, in town, an Oval Blood Stone
movable pivoted steel pin, .as a scarf
pin. j.ne iinaer will do suitably re
warded by leaving same with J. W.
Robertson & Co. 140 lw
LOST A white basket cloth sack,
also, a Gold Locket 'and chain
marked " Irene II." The finder will be
suitably rewarded on leaving the same
at tho Bulletin office. 13a
TjlOB SALE, LOT No. 124, In Kaplo--
lanl Park, dimensions 64 x 300,
facing the beach, and well fenced, Ap
ply to C. O, Berqeiu 143
HOUSE TO LET. Afonr
roomed house, nicely furnish
ed, with kitchen and bathroom
attached It is pleasantly situated, and
is within five minutes' walk of the Post
Office. For particulars apply to J. W.
Robertson & Co. 145
FOR SALE. Thoso desirable
premises situated out on the
Plains on Bcretanla street, be
longing to tho undersigned. House con
sists of parlor, sitting room, 3 bedrooms,
sewing room, dining room, pantry,
kitchen, and bnth room. There Is also
on the premises a nice barn. The pi are
Is well covered with raanlenlo grass, nnd
has a nloe gaiden, Terms easy. For
further particulars Inquire of JonN F.
Coulbuiin. 140 2w
TWO OFFICES TO LET, on the sec
ond floor of the building occupied
by J. W. Robertson & Co l 189
UNION FEED COMPANY, A. W.
Bush, Manager. See adveitlso-
ment on other page, 28
For the Best and Cheapest
QO tO J. W. ROUEKTSOM & Oo'S,
550 MEN WANTED
1 Fine Buriness Suit, in tho latest style,
1 Gents' Fine Straw Hat,
1 Fine Percale Shirt, extra cuffs, 2 collars
1 Pair Fine Shoes,
2 Hose, 1 Tie, 1 Handfcrchlsf,
ALL THIS CAN BE HAD-
For SI 4.25,
AT CHAS. J. FISHEL'S
Corner Fort and Hotel sts. 133-
LIME AND BRICKS
Ex Baric Almy, .
FOR SALE in quantities to suit,
At Lowest Prices,
134 By Castle & Cookb,
To arrive per D. C. Murray,
6 COT'S WOOL BUOKS-2, 2 years
old, and 4,-1 year old.
1 Southdown Buck, 2 years old.
10 Southdown Lambs, 7 Bucks,' 3 Ewes,
2 tyalo's Mjirlno Bucks'
1 Cow and Calf, half Durham and halt
Holstem. And a few dozen
Game and Fancy Fowls.
144 lw ' A. W. BUSH.
The Patent Indestraotible
By their use all rattling of tho shtfU
Every pair warranted. Try them and
you will use no others.
For sale by
141 2w r" '' No. 70 Queen street.
Buggies, Carriages, Express Wagons
and' every kind of vehicles
' manufactured. t '
and all hinds of repairing done.
A RARE BARGAIN I
NE of the most comfortable end
neatly located cotta;
itftges In Honolulu
to rent, iurnisncu. oriM
or lull sell inrnlture-
on the most reasonable terms. House
contains flvq rooms with garden and all
conveniences. Rental of House, (30
per month. Furniture entirely new and
complete. Reason for disposal own;r
leaving the Kingdom. Apply at onco
to J. E. Wisemann,
138 Real Estate Broker
Honolulu Steam Planing Mills, Espla
Manufactures all kinds of Mouldings,
Brackets, Window Frames, Blluds,
Sashes. Boors, and all kinds of.. Wood
work finish. Turning, Scroll and Band
Sawing. All kinds of Sawing and Plan
ing, Morticing and Tenanting.
Orders promptly attended to and work
guaranteed. Orders from the other Is
lands solicited 21
M. W. McCheanoy & Son,.
Proprietors Honolulu Tannery ;
Dealers in Hides, Tallow & Leather,
Also, Groceries, Provisions
71 Salt, etc., etc., etc.
Drink Palmer & O.o's '
75 cents por dazen .
a MULE CaRT.
H. Hackfeld & Co.
IjIOR SALE, one new Scow, capable of
hold in 10 tons, built by G. Emmes,
and now lu good order. For further par
tlcnlars apply to Tutu. H Davies & Co.
I?OR SALE, a two-seated wagon
. with pole and chafts, nnd a
double harness, nearly now, prico
$ 150. May be seen in rear of tyo.
20 School ot. W. G. NeodliafnV 72