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THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 5882.
THE DAY'S DOINGS.
Continuation of Gicnt Credit Sale,
at the Btorc of Mossrs. II. llaekfeld
& Co., at 10 a. St., by Mr. E. P.
Butliel Vestry: Y. M. C. A. at
7 :30 o'clock.
PEISON AS A PUNISHMENT.
Wo arc often inclined to think
that our little town ia n highly moral
and quiet-living spot, because there
are no outward bigus of n pilikia.
Bec'ause the surface is one unruffled
expanse, wo think that the depths
below arc alike in repose. Yet, no
one who has noticed the long strings
of prisoners defiling along our streets
every morning and evening, will
deny that crime of somo kind, per
haps trivial or commonplace but still
crime, is rampant in our midst.
It is, therefore, a necessity, hot
only for our rulers hut for every
true citizen, to consider whether the
best means are taken for the sup
pression nnd the eradication of this
criminal society amongst us. Wc
do not deny that there arc laws on
our statute books which wore pro
mulgated for that purpose, and that
these laws arc faithfully carried out;
but we do say that judging from
statistics the number of prisoners is
on the increase and that therefore
these lawH fail, not in the stippres
eio n of crime, but in its eradication
And wc lay the blame of this on
the kind way in which our prisonei s
are treated. What deterrence- is
there in imprisonment to a criminal
who kuows he will bo allowed to go
out in the open air every day, that
he will not have to work too hard,
and that he will get his board and
lodging in, perhaps, better style than
if ho had been an honest man and
lived in his own home. Ho comes
nlong the streets to his work clad, it
is true, in a garb which marks his
potition, but which docs not prevent
any of his acquaintances stopping
him in his walk and giving him the
latest news and probably some water
What is wrong in this, is, not the
charity of his acquaintances, that is
excellent on their part ; but the want
of a line of demarcation between the
two. Apparently they stand on an
equality, the prisoner and the free
man, the disgraced criminal and the
honest citizen. Neither seems to
feel any shame or any want of ease
in the transaction. It is as thougli
both were free and honest.
And wo will never be able to
eradicate confirmed criminals from
amongst us till something is done in
this direction, till public sentiment
is aroused both in the breast of tho
Hawaiian and foreigner and it is felt
by all to bo an everlasting disgrace
to be condemned to prison for a
Let tho laws (which, we hear, are
on tho statute book) be strictly en
forced as regards the intercourse of
prisoners with freo men in the
streets. Let tho prisoners be made
to fuel that thoy isolated from inter
course with honest peoplo till thoir
term of punishment expires.
And wo urge our charitably dis
posed citizens to form a Discharged
Prisoners'' Aid Society, for the re
formation of criminals whilo in the
gaol, and strengthening their new
' purposes when they get outside. In
other countries these societies hnvo
done good . work nnd why not here.
Tho abovo remarks do not apply
to their treatment while -within tho
jraol walls, as they are thoro sub-
jeeted to tho restraints of discipline,
but they apply to the street life, so
to speak, of the prisoners.
Correspondence is solicited on the top
ic of the day, or what may become so.
We rcservo tne right to oxcuc puro-
ic do not hold ourselves Teiponslblo
Tor tuc opinions expressed uy our ooi
Editor Daily Bulletin: Tho
editorial of the Daily P. G. Adver
tiser of to-day is devoted to the sub
ject of a Municipal Government for
Honolulu, and it seriously suggests
that " a charter constituting a city
government might bo granted to
Honolulu by tho King in Council."
Tho worthlcssness of the suggestion
will bo at once perceived by a refer
ence to tho Statutes. Section 1412
of tho Civil Codo reads :
"The Minister of the Interior shall
have full power, subject to the pro
visions and conditions of this chap
ter, in his discretion, by nnd with
the advice and consent of the King
in Privy Council, to grant charters
of incorporation, for agricultural,
commercial aud manufacturing pur
poses, and for cemetery associations,
as well aB to charter other incorpor
ations, cither aggregate or sole, ec
clesiastical or lay, banking and
municipal corporations alone ca
ceptcd. which shall be chartered
only by the Legislature." (The
italics arc mine.)
However, it would not bo surpris
ing if the Premier should advise
granting a municipal, charter in the
manner suggested, it would only be
parallel to the astuteness displayed
in some other counsels of his.
Honolulu, August 1G, 1882.
Tnx Anjer Head sails to-day at A
o'clock p. tn.
The Board of Health met yester
day. First answer to our question.
Tue Edward May sails to-morrow
with many Chinese passengers for
His Majesty gave a lunch in honor
of Gen. Comly yesterday afternoon,
at his Waikiki residence. The band
enlivened the party with appropriate
The great credit sale atHackfcld's
will be resumed to-day at 10 a.m.
Y'esterday the bidding was brisk and
spirited, and judging from the at
tendance there must be an immense
number of Chincso traders in Hono
lulu. Some of the wealthiest from
the other Islands were also present.
Tiie hark Obcron, from Liver
pool, is 100 days out to-day. Her
last voyage was made in 108 days,
and wo remember tho Captain saying
he would try to get in in 100 days
next time. So she may bo expected
Tne Appropriation Act is at last
published, the total is $3,563,116.86.
Now comcH tho question, how we
are going to pay tho excess of ex
penditure over income. Because
even if we borrow the money tvc will
owe that amount.
The latest town gossip yesterday
was. that Mr. Curtis Iaukea .would
go to Japan on .Friday. Rumor
even took upon horself greater
powers and not only suggested but
appointed Mr. Curtis Iaukca's sue
ceBsor in the Foreign Offlcc. In
quiries however, proved that the
rumor had no foundation other than
The dust on Fort street yosterday
was a frightful annoyance to every
one. At times nothing could be
seen at a yard'B distance. Itis high
time tho Minister of the Interior
took somo measures to provide
water carts nnd abate tho nuisance.
Peoplo nro grumbling so much that
they propose a municipal council be
established whose business it would
be to attend to these things.
The Mol Keikl cleared yesterday
at the Custom House for n fishing
voyage to Christmas Island. J. C.
Cooke, master, and-7 men.
At 12 noon yesturdny a snle of the
lease of government lands at Knpn
pala was held. It was knocked down
for 8 J 60 per annum to P. C. Jones,
Esq., as representing tho Hawaiian
Another House Kodbeht. On
Tuesday afternoon some person stole
25 feet of garden hose from No. 1 ,
Wellington Place. It is high time
the police got on tho track of these
petty larccnists, as apparently there
is a gang of them about. What they
do with hose, however, is a puzzlo.
The Suez left San Francisco at 3
p.m. on the 9th.
We call the attention of capital
ists, investors, and others to the
fact that Messrs. W. O. Smith &
Co. announce, for sale, somo shares
of very valuable plantation stock.
Two more runaways j-cstcrday
afternoon. Tho horses in one of Clark
and Co's drays ran away from tho
steamer wharf up Fort Street, aud
were not stopped till they passed
Hotel Street. They overturned a post
at the lower end of Fort Street but
did no other damage. A young lady
was seated in an express waiting in
front of Mollis' when one of the em
observing tho near approach of the
runaways got her out of tho vehicle
and pulled it on one side, saving her
from serious injury, if not death.
Tho horses were pluckily stopped
by a young man in' the employ of
Mr. Mclntyre, we believe, who de
serves great credit for his presence
of mind. Fortunatelj, a very few
carriages were in Fort street at the
time, though half an hour previous
it was nearly blocked with them.
Also, yesterday afternoon, ono of
Foster & Co.'s coal carts was being
unloaded on the wharf and the horses
ran away but were soon stopped.
Wchcar the top of tho cart was
knocked off. A third runaway
team, said to be H. R. Macfarlane's,
on King street, last night at 7 :30.
The tower nt tho rear of tho Hotel
is now being shifted to tho rear of the
kitchen. It is intended to put a 10,000
gallon tank on top to supply water to
tho upper story. This would not
be needed if the water from the well
would only rise 6 inches higher. "
Mn. Daggett, .the new American
Commissioner, nrrU cd by the Suez
last night. He takes the place of
Is coming in last night tho stmr.
Suez collided with the Anjcr-Hcad,
nnd also with the wharf. Some
damage was done but in the dark
ness we could not learn what. She
brings dates to 9th inst.
Battle nt Esbct Kurshid, near
Ramleh, August 5th. Both sides
claim tho victory ; probably an Eng
lish defeat. English troops occupy
Suez; Do Lesscps protests. Eng
land's ascendancy now acknowledg
ed. The Canal btill open. English
troops leave daily for Alexandria ;
Turkish troops on tho road. Arabi's
troops entrench themselves near Es-
Lbct Kurshid. Arabi dons the green
rones or a descendant of tuo pro
phet. Do Lesscps declares tho
whole Egyptian nation sides with
Arabi. Turkish delegates at tho
Conference promise that tho Sultan
will proclaim Arabi a rebel. Amer
ica:i Land Leaguers send money to
Arabi. Italy still hostile to Eng
land ; Austria friendly. Irish con
Htnbulary present a list of grievances.
New French Ministry, n weak ono.
Great mortality from fever at
Panama Canal. Yellow fever still
raging nt Austin, Texas. Explosion
of steamer Gold Dust, Kentucky,
Aug. 7th, 20 or 30 lives lost. Kail
road disaster on East Line Road.
The President to visit all over the
States. Bodies of DcLong and his
companions to be brought to Now
Yoik. For Honolulu, Rosario left
on the 1th, Eureka on the 5th.
Dr. Strothcr, a Kentucky lecturer,
holds 'that the Garden of Eden was
tho Mississippi valley, nnd that
Noah's ark started from Manhattan
island. As Noah is known to have
started from a locality where the
people were very wicked, this seems
Auction Sales by E.P. Adams
This Day, Thursday,
By order of Messrs. II. Hackfcld & Co.
I will hold a
Credit Auction Sale
At their Storo
Thursday, and Friday,
August 17th nnd 18th, commencing
at 10 a.m. each day, and
Stock of New Goods,
Of every description, including
Prints, Dress Goods, Silks,
Clothing, Shirt, Domestics,
Doeskins. Buckskins, Foulards,
Blankets, Quilts, &c.,
And a vf rlcty of
Liquors Brandy, Gin, Beer, "Wines, &c.
Hardware Cane Knives, Shovels, Cut
lery. Glassware Sample Bottles, Demijohns,
Furniture Chairs, Sofas, &c., Sewing
Bags Sugar, Rice, Coal and Gunny,
Stationery Albums, &c.
Perfumery and Jewelry.
Groceries Sardines, Biscuits, Medium
Bread, Fancy Crackers.
.Wash Blue, Blue Mottled Soap, ,
Candles, Olive Oil, &c.
E. P. Adams, Auctioneer,
SHARES OF STOCK,
30 Shares East Maui Plantation Co.
26 Shares Hawaiian Agricultural Co.
6 Shares Pacific Sugar Mill.
12 Share Wniauae Company.
G Shares Koloa Sugar Co.
SO Shares Grove Ranch Plantation Co.
VM. O, SMITH Sf Co.,
Honolulu, Aug. 17, 1882. 170 lw
WANTED A Second-hand Breech
Loading SHOT GUN. Com.
muntcatc with J. W. Robertson & Co.
A GIRL to operate on a Sewing Ma
chine; also, two Dressmakers.
Apply to Mrs. A. M. Mellis' Dress
Making Establishment, 101 Fort Bt.
WANTED. A live man with moder
ate capital, who Is both mer
chant and aecouutuut, can hear of a
f;ood business opportunity by uddicsb
ng C P D., Bulletin ofllco. Principals
only. Ail communications strictly eon
Fivo Different Views
And Koawaloa, Hawaii,
The place whero Capt. Cook was killed.
For sale by'
169 2w J. "v.. ROBERTSON & Co.
A FINE LOT OF : ;
" Contract" and " Imperial,"
White and Colored,
For sale In quantities to sult.v Also,
Choice Selections of
Latest Style's of Decorations.
" . jo-
105 2w ' LEXERS & COOKE.'
Just Received by
J. W. ROBERTSON & CO.
Prcadamitcs, by Alex. Wlnehcll,
The Twins of Table Mountain, by Brot
Handy Books of Popular Quotations. .
'Campaigns of the Civil "War, by Gon.'II.
&c, . &c.
LOST, on Sunday morning last,' an
ODD FELLOWS PIN Cninp
and 3-Llnk design. The finder will ho
well rrwaidi-d by returning same to J.
W. Robertson & Co. ' 103 lw
LOST Tho centre-piece of a Gold
Ear-ring, set with Ave small pearls.
The finder will lie handsomely revsafded
on returning same to J. W. Robertson &
Co, " 163 lw
. : i
LOST, on Satnrdav evening, on tho
Valley Road, between Mr, Hci)ry
Ciller' nnd Mr. J. S. Walker's pre
mises, two piece of MUSIC "Tanhnu
ser," and "Secret Love." The finder
will receive the thanks of the owifer by
leaving tne same nttneoiucc ot j.mw.
Roberthon s. Co's.
FOUND, a black and tan TERRIER
DOU, with collar, chain aud tag,
Ns. 038. Owner can have tho'same by
applying at the Artcsinu Ice Works? and
paying cosUof this notice. 163 JW
Sugar Plantation Stock
FOR SALE. Tile undersigned have
for s.ile a few shares ot stock of
live Sugar Plantation Companies. Lla.
blhty Limited; stock uhmblc. .
Wji. O. Smith & Co., Stock Brokers,
103 lw 33 Merchant bticct.
I" OR SALE. A PIANO, of the mann
. fucturc of A. Bord. The Piano is
in good tune, and will be sold at a low
price. For further, particulars apply to
J. W. Robertson & Co. ' 100 lw
TpOR SALE, LOT No. 124, In Kaplo-J-
lanl Park, dimensions 54 x 300,
facing tho beach, and well fenced:' Ap
ply to C." O. Bkuuuii. 143
I?OK SALE, a two-seated wagon
witli polo and shafts, and a
double harneBi, nearly new, prico
8150. May be seen in rear of No.
20 School Bt. W. G. Ncedham. 72
JOR SALE, a MULE CaRT.
? Apply to
102 II. Hackfcld & Co.
IjiOR SALE, one new Scow, capublo of
holding 10 tons, built by G. Kmines,
nnd now In good order. For further par
ticularo apply to Tiiko. II Davies & Co. '
TO RENT FURNISHED COT
TAGE at Waikiki. Inquire at S.
G. Wilder & Co's. 170 lw
FOR SALE OR LEASE-A
Stoic Building and Outhouses.
That desirable btorc formerly
occupied by L. Turner, at Waiohluu,
Hawaii. For particulars ai
lurncr, waiomnu; or to A.
& Co., Honolulu,
TO LET. TwoWell.furnlshed Rooms
X Apply to No. 4 Garden Lane. ISOlw
rpWO OFFICES TO LBT, on tho suo
i ond lloor of thu building occupied
by J. W. Uobcithon & Co 18!)
TO LET-STABLE 'ON KING -ST.,
roar of.A; Kerr's Paint Emporium.
Apply to G. YfiWT. 163 lw