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.THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 1882.
At .10 o'clock Mr. Adntns -will
offer, fancy goods, clothing, etc., t
Sales Room. Aho, credit sale of
' 'Kinder Gni'lcn Uiblo Clnbs, at 3.
1 Icc'Crcuin Festival, at Vm t nlrcct
Church, commencing at -1 o'clock.
Hawaiian Council, No. C8i), 7:30.
Of all the many kinds of heads
that could be enumerated, u figure
head is the most conspicuous, the
most expensive, and often the most
useless. Literally, a Ilgurc-hcad is
n figure or bust attached to the pio
jectiug' part of the head of a ship,
merely for ornamental purposes.
Figuratively, a ligure-head is a per
son placed at the head of an ofllcc
or department, who confines his at
tention to the work of drawing a
lagc salary, while the duties of his
department are being pcrf mined en
tirely by subordinates with small
l')ay,i' The ilgurc-hcad custom, in the
lltrurativo sense, is not peculiar to
any one country or to any particular,
foriniof.govcrnincnl, but obtains in
airjcbtiutncs and in ai' forms of
government. Even the Hawaiian
Kingdom and the Hawaiian Govern
ment do not make an exception. It
is hot 'the present administration, or
any particular previous administra
tion, that can be specially accused
of,, devotion to this custom; but it
has been followed, more or less, by
many successive administrations,
for a long time past. Every head
of every department of our govern
mental 'system is not a mere figure
head. There arc heads who arc both
figure-heads and something more
than.iilgurc-hcads. Hut there arc
some heads of some departments
"who arc nothing more than figure
heads, ''it is not hard to find thcin.
This figure-head fashion is a foolish
and bad one. It is foolish, because
it'invblvcs a profitless expenditure
ofapital; it is bad, because it gives
to the drone what the working bee
merits. Those who do the work de
serve the pay. If an indolent figure
head and an active subordinate aro
sulllcicnt for an ofilec, why not the
nqlivo subordinate without the indo
lent figure-head? Add a portion of
the figure-head's large salary to the
subordinate's small salary, then the
one who docs the work will be well
paid, nnd the balance can be devot
ed io some useful purpose. Those
who thirst for the honor of mure
figuro-hcndism, let them be satisfied
an vi the honor without the money.
I poor little country lias frittered
y piles ot vniuauio casn on
fllurpid and useless iigurc-hcads,
wiich if wisely expended on useful
tjects would have resulted, in last-
ilig good to the nation. Is this pcr-
icious practice to continue for ever?
Icrc is room for reform, and hero
an opportunity for those in power
o acquire the reputation of being
NOTES AND QUERIES.
The vain did not conic before it
wl.is needed, and needed, loo,,,)' a
giVater extend than, i .vay people
liviibg in the city bt'pposcd. Hun
dreds! -r "frctt of laro and bananas
lainishiug, and would have
u total low if the drought had
conJUnued a little longer. lho
Jautiful rain has civen new life to
drooping vegetation, and gladdened
the hearts and revived the hopes of
. DISAPPOINTED DRIVERS.
Wo have frequently heard it said,
within, t,lie .past few days, thai, it is a
"great hardship" for owners of
licensed, cniringcs to hnvc applied
ainsucccBsfully for drivers' licenses.
So it is. But it is still a "greater
hardship" lor confiding pabscngers
to have their limbs and necks broken
."by incompetent driwrs. Jf a captain
is requ'ued to understand navigation
befor lie can take coinnmnd of a
ship, why should i driver be licensed
to navigate a? carload of luiiiinu be
ings bcfoic lie knows how to steer a
horse? Licenses have been with
held from no applicants who hare
given satisfactory evidence of their
competence and trilstwoitliincss.
Any who have failed, through lack
of skill in driving, can soon acquhc
the necessary skill by practice, and
apply again witli belter success.
The licensing of public expresses
and their drivers is for the public
good. Owners and drivers of ex
presses may think it a despotic
measure, but those who hire them
look nt the subject through a differ
ently coloicd glass. Some of the
latter would like to see yet nnotlier
regulation adopted and enforced,
compelling both public and piivatc
vehicles to tuin corners at a walking
pace. Every day wo heo carriages
dasli around corners, totally regard
less of the danger they encounter of
colliding with other carriages, travel
ling in the opposite direction, and
frequently collisions are barely
escaped. A regulation to prevent
such risks would conduce to the
public good. Is it not in the pro
vince and power of the Minister of
the Interior to trke action in the
Special fir iho IJnllcttn.
Dry weallicr has been annoying
the Hainifkuii planters for" some
time. The cane is .looking quite
Three vessels were discharging
freight at Lidgatc's new landing in
one day, so that Kcwilahilahi is
looking quite lively.
The "double-effect" has been
safely landed at Ookala Plantation.
A large squaic rigged vessel was
was telephoned from AVaimanalo as
passing Molokai to the northward
nt 10:30 a.m. At 11 a.m., she was
Tun Jane A. Falkinburg arrived
yesterday from Mahukona consigned
to Castle & Cooke.
LOCAL AND GENERAL ITEMS.
How is that Government House
crew getting along now?
Tin: boys have taken to use those
It ib said the Alaska will .shell the
Fort street was again clcnned
Wi: hear that Messrs. T. Lucas
and U. Moore have bought Mr.
Inscl's machinery business.
Tin: Nettie Merrill yesterday noon
dipped her flag three times on pass
ing the Alaska. Such instances of
lespcct for a man-of-war are larc
amongst our coasting craft.
Tin: lady passengers by the inter
island steamers would like very
much if the smoking public, both
native and foreign, would leave them
the cabin deck free from tho nnuoy
iiuec of tobacco smoke.
15v a )i)istak(y,ycsloiduy pni'V of
our London Don ospondent's lctlov
was headed" Paris Gossip." AVo
give ,n -fui thcr instalment of his
chaUy and amusing hitter to-day.
Wi: hear that another six-oared
boat lias rvrived in the country per
Kitsap, and has been brought by
one of our genial and youthful
oarsmen to y it in the forthcoming
Wi: hear that tho Norwegians now
confined in the goal have refused the
liberal offer of Messrs. Hitchcock
and rcfuso to go back to work at
Pnpaikoti. They bay they will be
Tin: ma" sent by the Suez con
sisted of 3,120 lclteis, weighing il'.)
pounds nnd 9 ounces; and J ,0 15
papers weighing IOC pounds nnd 15
ounces, and that by the Zenlaudla
wus 2,-102 letters weigliiii"; 0
syiul -1 ounces, and 31'.) paper
fiiig 101 pounds and lfi ounces.
Uug 101 pounds and
Arri.it hearing tho speeches at fie
meeting ol the I'lanterb' Labor S.
Supply Co., we -.an safely rcco.H-
...wi.i..-.fWrt ..-. I .lTiMW-"FMM.WWIHWIWiwWJ'CfrTr'Wn-'T-r"ii ''-"'IfT'l.'T"'""''-
mend all plnntcis to tiy the feilil'".
iug effects of bone-meal. They have
a first-class opportunity 'to dd so
now, as will he seep on lcfcning to
our advertising columns.
To-rAY the Ladies of Fort street
Church ask your presence at tin lee
cream Festival in the basement of
Fort street Church. Wo hope you
wil' respond liberally to the en1', ps
the proceeds will bo dcvoledlo the
good work1 of Gospel Temperance.
Prof. Varndlcy and Miss Cqstlo will
play several selections of music dur
ing the festival.
AVi: notice that no care lias been
taken to cut down branches' of trees
overhanging public roads and foot
paths. For the sake of the drivers
and pedestrians, we hope that peo
ple will attend to this as now that
the wet weallicr is coining on the
branches will be down much lower
than .usual on account of the weight
of the water resting on them.
Tin: jury whose ages averaged JO
years decided amongst oilier things
that the jury room needed lenoval
ing. The matting was frightfully
dirty, and they passed a very un
comfortable night. They also say
that it is the first time in these
islands that a jury has been locked
iiip all night on a civil case. Wo
hope the authorities will pity the
ipoor juryman and provide boiler
accommodation for 1 :m. l "'
Wi: went out yesterday to view a
very line tank made by Mr. J. II.
Bruns, cooper, of Fort street for Mr
Sprcckels' residence at runahou.
The lank mcasv-cs IS feet C inches
in diameter and is 11 feet 8 inches
deep on the inside. It wi ' hold
20,000 gallons and is made of slaves
and heads 3 inches thick. It is
banded by 11 iron bands 3 inches
by one-eighth. It was first put
together on the ground and then
taken to pieces and put up again on
the top of the trestle-work CO feet
from the ground. It is tho upper,
one of three. Tho others contain
tively. The water is pumped into it
from an artesian well by a force
pump and then runs from it through
pipes to the house where it rises as
high as the third story. Tile water
is also uscd'for irrigation purposes,
and being raised to such a hciiglit
comes out with great power. The
whole work is strong and durable
and competent judges pronounce it
to be highly creditable to Mr.
limns' skill and woik-shop.
HpcciM for tlin Daily Diillctln.)
There is rciibon to believe Hint
Miss Helen Gladstone, daughter of
the premier, and principal of Newn
hain College, Cambridge is about to
appear its an author, issuing Mnnuals
of English Lilerntvc and. History
suited to the intelligence of her
A. well-known Irish Member of
Parliament, who is not exactly a
supporter of tho Blue Hibbon Army,
was astounded the other day whilst
escorting a lady to tho refreshment
table at p. giu'dcu-ptuty rto enjoy a
glass of lemonade to Imvo the hos
tess's little girl cling to' his coat-tail
with an iniporlaift request to be
allowed to look on whilst lie imbibed
the cooling liquid. "1 don't quite
uiideihtand," said the puzzled M. V.
'Mnyl eiKpiiie why you me so
interested in the matter ?" "Oh,
yes," baid the child in eager accents.
I want to sec you drink, because
Mamma says you do it lika ajish."
Mr. P. A. Taylor will have an
other important case to add to his
list of deaths from vaccination. At
Norwich two children have, succumb
ed through inoculation by poisonous
lymph. There is a deal to bo said
against compulsory vaccination, par
ticularly since the great German
pathologist, jvoch, has demonstrated
tho contagion beeds of pulmonary
disease. The vaccine lymph obtain
ed from n child apparently in good
health, but in whose blood lie latent
the germs of hereditary disease, lias
the property of convoying the dis
ease to numberless healthy children.
This is a very serious question, and
one that ought to be ventilated and
thoroughly understood by M. P.'s
before the Member for Leicester in
troduces his Hill for tho Abolition
of Compulsory Vacduutiou.
Auction Sales by S. P. Adams
Hy order of Mews. J. F. Hackfcld nnd
8. Scllg, Assignees of the folate of
Kunsni (fcAnihig, I will olltn-forpidj.,,
"' Tli's Bay, TJIU11SDAY,
.Oct. 520, nt 10 ii.uii, lit Snk'H liooin, tho
Entire llcliill Block of
Dry Goods, Clothing, ,
' Hats, Boots, sWi -
Fancy Goods nnd Fixlmcs of tho Htoie.
13. P. A uASin, AucVrr
, China Goods.
TliiH Dny, T11UKSDAY,
At 10 n. in., ul Sales Room,
Uy order oT Jtesrn, Yuen Keo & Co., a
Large ifxoitinciit of "
CiifeC't Leltcr Paper,
, Cin.es Cliinesio JIoch,
Cum's Ueiin Cuke,
Cases Fho Cracker,
Cases China Tens
Cnca Preserved Ginger,
Also, a large ns'ioitmeiit of '
Italian Chairs, ami
Ja wnce Lacquered AVarc',
Terms al Sale.
E. P. Adams, Auctioneer.
r. -OST. n'red leather Portmonnnlc. con
XJ imnidg .cnidiwjth.tlip 'n'ninc of
5IF. luill Mrs. Kills, some other papers
and inpnej'. Lot between "Wiilerluiuse's
Port" street store mid Hotel street pro
lmlilv on Nuuiuiu street. Finder w(ll
get 5 rewind on leaving same tit Bui.i.i:!
tin umce. '11 it
AWAIIAN COUNCIL, No. 08!)
American Legion of Honor, will
meet this Tlmrtdnv Evening, al TitfO
o'clock, in Kuishts or Pylhlns1 Hull,
Cnniphcll's Ulock, Fort street. A full
attendance it requested.
101 AV. J. Lowim:, Sec
Koyal Ilinvaiiaii Agricul
COPIES of thu Drafts of intended
Rule of tlio Soelctv ni'ny now bo
olitnlncd f i oin the uiidcrplgiied'inenilicrs
of the Organizing Committee.
Thoso desirous of joining the Society
can do so by p.ivlni; the annual nub-crlp.
tioa of !J5 to either of the mulct signed.
A. S. OLKUHOKN,,
J. B. WEBIJ.
Honolulu, Sept. SO, 1883. 20f
WANTED, an OFFICE HOY.
Apply to AV. O. SMITH,
227 tf 8 Merchant street.
WANTED. Immediately, a centrally
located Cottage, within reason-
able walking distance to business, shun.
lion on the AVaikiki side of Fort street.
Must linyc three bedrooms.
2J:l 2v J. 13. AViskmax.
"T7" ANTED Anyone having a copy
VV of tho book " Lnlekiiwni" to tlls
posc of will please call at
201 lm J. AV. HOIJKHTSON & Co'h
ELEGANTLY EUltNISlIED Itooms
to let, single or double, with all tho
convenience mid commits of n home.
Itooms mu large and well ventilated.
Terms strictly modeiiito. Apply nt No.
2 Adams Lane. 211 lm
rpAVO OFMCKfJ TO LET, on the fcc
X ond floor of thu building occupied
by .T. AV. ltobertson S, Co 18'J
T70H SALE, a MULE C A 11T ,
11. HackfpUl & Co
UNION EEi:i) COMPANY, A. AV.
Uus.ii, Ariuiiigu'' Seo inlvertlse
nient on other page. 28
A splendid and vailed aspoilmenl
LEAVERS & COOKE.
FOR SALE, a No. 2
Warehouse Feed Mill
Grinds from 5.to10 tons per day.
Also, pulleys, belts, , etc., all In ;omd
oilier i cm bo run' by .steam or hoisu
power, just the aitlele for a plantation.
HAY, OATS, CORN,
Wheat, !Bran, Darley, Whole and
Ground, Mixed Feed, etc
as giieaV AS THE CHEAPEST
5!) J.AINU. Co., at Fori bt.
T.IUUGATION, after this tlnlc, Is slricU
Xt "lyjforbldden, c.ccnt between;
' rthv, llQtii'M or Olio H n. w.
V . - nii'ilHno'lVlii." ""
CH AS. II. AV1MON.
. '6ttpcrlntem!cnt Witter Works.
Approved! 3no. E. llusn,
Minister ot Interior. ,
Honolulu, Oct. 2-1, 1883. 120
ige" oream festival
AVill bu given on i ' .
Tlmrsau'; Oelo)bei4 tMSi,
Coinniench'g at -Ip'. m.,
In tluiihisciiieiil of Port Street Church,
for;defraylng the expensos of tho
Gospel Temperance w:6rk
- on thee Islands.
Admission, 25.ls;.. Children,-hnlf-price.
P-, . ZZ , u
Creme de la Creme.
rpilE Iro Fnelorlcs ai'c in full blast,
X . ami bp niu
Elite Ico Orcara Parlors!
They are Jint freezing wlilch Is
What you want. in this Weather
, '' 'nnd don't you forget 11 1
i 'Ice Cieamiciin bohnd from il n. m.
. to 11 p. m. nt , . ,
' ' ' HAittlmos.."
Elilclco Cream Pnrlors,
W Hotel street.
: BONE MEAL.
'The mulersigned Imvo JuVt rcteivcii, ex
" toiisuclo," ii fitiautlly or , ,
'mi Hone Meal,
AMiIch Ihcy nro prcptucd to dispose of in
Quantities to suit purchasers; n .
' 2C8 lw AVM. G. lltAVIN & Co.
; TIIK I,EA1)IX
( Millinery House
Finest and Richest Goods
Ever shown in' this Kingdom.' '
MiLiL.iTiiya"i' house '
OF CIIAS. J.
EX STEAMEU " SUE:;,"
Eest'C'aliforiiiii Huttcr, in lubs niid jar''
Earrels Prime 1'ork, ' "
15mrclsE.ra Mess Ueef, , i ,
Half.linrrcls C.tra iVmlly Beef,
Cases Fuirbank Lurd, 5'nml 1Q lbs.,
Cnies CodllMi, i ,
Ungs OallfOrnih Potatoes,
ltd gsAVJiololi.u ley, '
Uhgs Ground Darky, , , ,
lings AVhilc and.Piiik'IJcans1 '
C2?"A11 in code) ed (it low prices. I
UOLLES & Co.
Honolulu, Oct. Ill, 1882. 223 2w''
J T . i . ,
Elegantly Furnished' Rooms
170U FAMILIES or SINGLE GEN.
: TLE.AIEN, vh nil tho convenien
ces and comforts or a home, with
Use of Parlor.
Itooms are largij and well ventilated.
Torms, Strictly Moderate.
Corner of Hotel and Alnkca streets.
! 172 Oni
TO LET-ONE COTTAGE,
containing 7 rooms, with ntabling
and cveiy convjnlcnce, situated on tho
I'liiiim, about 1 mllp from tjown. AVatcr
laid On. For partlculais applv to
' A. FERNANDEZ, ,
10.Vlm At E, O. Hall & Son'a.
rpO LET a lot, 100 feet Bquare, on
X which Is stablo for 10 or niorq
horses, larriago hoime, rind servant's
house, water laid pn, opening on Young
sireei. r or narucuiais anpiv to
0,1 E. O. Hull &Son
A SPLENDID OnnftrtunitT'ls
p now oll'ercd to buy ,tio Fopu.
lar Lodifhiir llousn renenllv
occupied and conducted by JIh. AVhlte,
at l2o Foi t street. Tho premises contain
1 stoie, 17 bediooms, kitchen, dining nnd
bath room. Tho roount arc nil nicely
furnished mid in perfeii rder. For
fui ther pin ticulars npplv iresentr )
prletor.F. AV. AVALLACj2 i2"i Fort .;
Honolulu. ' i
FOR SALE or to LI VS! -t
NICE COTTAGE.n, ilu
Vlain. in a nood nilcli'
hood. The homo 1a nownnd cohUIm 2
bwliooniH, with closetri; parlor, dhiJiig
room, pantry, bath, kitchen and sowing
room. A nice largo yard, with out
houses, Apply lo
210 tf H, J. AOKEW.
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