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rpilli INliERSlUNEl) have loiiiiul
JL a lop.illiieiNhip iimU'i I lu- II i in
muni! of ' Sl'RKCKELH & Co." for the
puipooof ciirrj ing on n general bank
iiigniul exchange bustnoos lit Honolulu,
nud such oilier places in tin- Hawaiian
Kingdom na way lie deemed advisable.
(Signed) CLAUS SPRKCKKI.N.
Wm 0. 1KWIN.
F. F. LOW:
Honolulu, Jan. Mill, 1881.
Referring lo Ihc above vc beg to in
foim the uusiui'si public thill we ale
prepared to make lo.ms, di-coiinl npprov
ed notes, and puicliaso exchange ul the
best current tales. Our arrangements
for selling exchange on the pilnulp.il
points in the United States, Eiuopc,
China, Japan ami Australia nie being
made, and when perfected, due notice
will be given. We shall nls.u be prepared
to receive deposits on open account,
make collections, and conduct a gcneinl
banking and exchange liifluc".
010 Diiib (signed) SsPRKCKELS & Co.
Win gniljj :uLU;Utt,
Fledged to neither Sect nor Patty.
Bat established for tho benefit of all.
SATURDAY, MAR. 1. 1SS1.
THIS DAY'S DOIUCS.
Regular Cash Sale, at Sales Room
of Lyons & Levey at 10 o'clock.
Gymnasium Exercises for Ladies
and'Childrcn from 9 to 11.
Band, Kinina Square, r 'I :!)().
Gospel Temperance Moeliinj at
Bethel, at 7 :o0.
Bethel Sunday School, at 0:15.
Fort St. Church S. S. at !1 :!..
St. Andrew's Cathedral S. S. 10.
Bethel, Rev. S. C. Damon, at 11.
St. Andrew.-.' Cathedral, Rev. Mr.
Wallace, morning and evening.
Fort St. Church, Rev. J. A. Cru
zatt, morniii" and uvouiii".
Prayer Meeting Y. M.
. :!10 p.m.
Bible Clas- at Fort St
Vestry, at 0:15
A correspondent draws attention
to the formation of the boards in
connection with tho government de
partments, lie advocates "decen
tralization, or division of duties and
responsibilities," and further says
"if the boards must be composed of
men in cabinet positions, what need
can there be for those boards at
This is a subject that may well be
considered by the Legislature. Until
the reign of the present Premier
there was no such monopoly of
Boards as exists to-day. Mr. Gib
son likes to be the contioliug spirit,
consequently gentlemen better quali
fied, than the Premier, to bcrve on
boards have been dismissed, or have
felt called upon to resign knowing
that their services weie valueless and
unappreciated. On the Hoard of
Health arc two ministers, neither of
whom has had the education or
training necessary to qualify him to
fill such a position. It is the same
in the case of the Board of Educa
tion. What practical knowledge or
experience in educational matters is
possessed either by the Minister of
Foreign Affairs or by the Minister
The Board of Health should, wc
think, be composed of at least two
medical men, one good business
man, the superintendent of public
works, or, better still, a scientific
engineer and peihaps the Minister
under whom the law has placed the
supervision of sanitary ulfuir. A
Board of Education would be still
more difficult to fill. II requires men
who arc conversant with all the
details and routine of school life,
who are qualified lo judge of the
attainments of their inspectors and
teachers who have the more dilllcult
and useful work to perform. A
Board of Immigration requires the
services of capable business men,
men who' would lay aside any con
sideration of what might be to their
personal advantage in order to pro
mole the present and future welfare
of tho country.
It would not be an easy mailer to
find the requisite men, yet we think
they could be found if they were
assured that their opinions and re
commendations would be considered
and not invariably disregarded. A113'
change almost would be an iuiprovc
mohl upon the system now in vogue
whero we have one man seeking for
infinite power. Let the boaids meet
regularly, and let the members be
oaid, if necessary, for their services.
Mit. Enrrou : It is not because 1
am possessed of a new or an origi
nal idea that I trouble you, but
because I consider an old idea which
has many times found utterance in
Honolulu newspaper is worthy of
being kept alive.
I would preface my remarks by
disclaiming any motive oilier than a
sincere and patriotic desire lo sec
established and perpetuated in this
country of my adoption, a pure, an
elllcient, and 11 strong government.
I 11111 not a seeker after office cither
for myself or my friends, nor do 1
share in the belief that those now in
authority arc the most corrupt, the
most ineillcicnt, and the most bun
gling set of men ever appointed to
govern. I am a poor, obscure man,
known only lo a few and knowing
only a few. But this is my adopted
home and tho native home of those
most dear to me on earth, and wc
expect it to be our permanent home.
Therefore, 1 feel that concern for
the welfare of the eounliy which
self-interest naturally inspires, and
would exercise my unit of strength
in promoting good government,
rather than in striving lo weaken
The idea with which I started out
is this, that a little decentralization
would tend to strengthen and render
more elllcient the government of
this country. T am not fully pre
pared to' admit that the same mea
sure of decentralization that has been
adopted with success in some other
countries could be introduced here
with the same success. District
Councils and local Road Boards, for
instance, which have worked with
great satisfaction elsewhere, might
not be practicable with us ; for the
reason that it would be difficult to
find competent men in the country
districts willing to serve in such
bodies. But right hero in the capi
tal, the decentralizing idea might be
carried out to a greater extent than
hitherto, lo the advantage of the
government and with beneficial 1c
sulls lo the country.
As it is, and as it has becu, His
Majesty's Ministers, or at least some
of thcin, have more duties to attend
lo than they can piopcrly perform.
No doubt, some people will smile at
this statement ; for I have frequently
heard it said that ono minister is
sufficient For this little country, and
that there is not enough work to
keep one employed half his time.
Men who talk so are inexperienced.
Let them try, and they will tell
another talc. If the Ministers at
tend faithfully and thoroughly to
the duties piopcrly pertaining to
their ministerial functions, their time
and their capabilities will be fully
Yet it is the custom heie to put
those Ministers in responsible posi
tions on subordinate boards. Thus,
at the present time, the Minister of
Foreign Relations is President of
two boards and Member of another.
The Minister of the Interior is Pre
sident of one board and Member of
another. The Minister of Finance
is Member of one board. This is
placing in ministerial bauds too
much work and on niinisteiial shoul
ders loo much responsibility, outside
of niinisteiial functions. If the duties
of miuisleis are such as lo require
their entire thought and attention, it
is too much lo expect those gentle
men to do board duty also.
The decentralization, or division
of duties and responsibilities, which
I advocate, exists in name, but not
in reality. I see no' advantage in
this arrangement. If the boards
must be composed of men in cabinet
positions, what need can there be
for those boards at all? Why not
the duties appertaining thereto be
discharged by ministers in their
ministerial capacities? I cannot pci
ccive how boards so constituted can
in any way lighten the work of
government or add to its efficiency.
Decentralization, to be beneficial,
must be real as well as nominal.
Tho various hoards, although subor
dinate to the General Government,
should be independent thereof, in
the sense of being composed of men
not in the cabinet. Each board
should consist of, say, five intelligent
and capable men, no one mail to
serve on more than one board. This
arrangement would divide the labor
and rcsponsibilitj' of government,
enhance its efficiency, leave minis
ters free to give their undivided
attention to great questions of na
tional import, and be in keeping
with the most advanced and progres
sive policies of other countries.
Tni: new recruits of tho Mounted
Police force arc progressing rapidly
with their drill. On Thursday even
ing, when Lieutenant Sinylho went
his usual nightly round of inspec
tion, he. found nearly all his boys
drawn up in their room, nt ten
o'clock, practising their carbine drill
into the mysteries of which Ihoy had
only been initiated in tho morning.
This shows that tho boys are anx
ious to lnnvn ;iiwl it. must. Imvn been
very gratifying to their instructor,
Editor Bim.i.tin: In your to
day's paper is ti letter signed " A
Clerk" in which Ihe wilier brought
forward the necessity and appaicnt
feasibility of early closing on a Sat
urday. The business transacted on
Saturday afternoons is generally
small (leaving apart steamer days)
and 1 think that it would bo a good
plan lo adopt a regular hour for
closing on a Saturday afternoon.
For my part if the motion be sec
oncd by the different leading firms
of the city, 1 will be most happy lo
render and give my boys a half day's
pleasure. A Boss.
Feb. SfJlli, 1881.
Auction Sales by Lyons & Lovey.
Eegular Gash Bale
Saturday, March 1st,
At 10 a.ui. at Sale Room, will he
Dry G-oocls, Olotlihig,
Gmrciies, Fancy Good".
Lounge's Red Lounge1;,
ami an assortment of
Sucks Bran anil Potatoes,
No. 1 ami '2 Sugar,
Hands Prime Salmon, xi;
One Double Set of Buggy Karnes1;,
ONE CAltT AND IIAI1XESS,
. neatly new
LiYo.ns & I.v. ly, Auctioneer'.
rpiIH MAIL by the
Will close at the 1'o-t Olllce,
At 10 a.m. Saturday,
Much 1st, 18S4.
A" LATE LETTER BAG " will be
kept open on the morning of her
sailing from 10 till 11:30 a.m., to receive
late letters, 011 which an additional fee
of Five Cents each letter must be paid.
LETTERS, far REGISTRATION will
bo received till !) o'clock on Satuulay
MONEY ORDERS on the United
States will lie issued for this mail on
Friday till 2 p.m., but .not on Satuulay
11101 11 fug
11. M. 'WHITNEY, P.M.G.
Post Olllce, Honolulu, Feb. 27, 1881.
A CANARY JUKI).
apply nt th" Chambcclain's Olllce.
February 28th, 1881. Ulfltf
A Delightful Residence For
jJI&Jk N Reietania Street, between
ftfri2 Piikoi and Victoria stieets,
lkte,rsa (niakai side.) This Dwelling
House contains (i lioonis with all modem
inipiovements, bath and servants' rooms
Carnage House. Stable and Harness
linuiu, wire screens throughout the
home on doors and windows. Aitesian
w ell water supplied fioni "Well of Mr. P.
Milton. Also Fin niuuo throughout fcu
sale including G.udcn Utensils, etc.
Lot bOvUOO Gi omuls neatly laid out
For a eoinfoi table and central Home
these picmises excel. The place is being
sold in eo .sequence of the Owner leav
ing Kingdom. Tciins lcasonahle.
Apply to .1. E. WISEMAN,
OI9 2w General Husine.ss Agent.
Dwellinjv House For Sale.
rjMli: HOUSE and LOT on the Kulao
X kaliiiu plains, situate on the niakai
side of licietiuiia street, and now occu
pied by Judge McOully, is for sale.
Inquire ol S. 15 DOLE.
DL'IUNG my ab-enee from the King
dom, Mr. Gcorje E. Howe will
transact all my business matters, acting
mulct full Power of Attorney.
Honolulu, Fob. 27th, 1881. CJ 18 :it
ON Tuesday, the 20th hist., a small
black POCICLT JIOOK. contain,
ing '1AVO DKAFTS, ono on Messrs. II.
llaekfeld & Co., and the other 011
Wilder it Co., payable to A. G ILFI LLAN
also, $20, 10 anil $3 in Gold, and a 5
Greenback. If the person (hiding the
mine will leluin tho Hook mid Dr.ilt,
he may keep the coin, or be builably
rowarbed on returning same to D.ut.v
llur.i.rriN Olllce. 01(1 lw
For Sale or Letase.
rpin: Undersigned oilers tho
Hotel Street Market
lo a responsible piulvdc-irlng to engage
in the busliies. Also Ihilolier Osut 2
Horses, etc. Possession immediate,
No. I) Adaim. lini)
I WILL NOT be lespousiblo for any
I debts contracted hi my niuuo after
this date, without my written order.
Honolulu, Jan. 21, 1881. 017 llw
'J'MIE Undersigned would ho pleased
1 to obtain a position as AVareliouse-
inan, Sale-mian, or Storekeeper after
No, 3 Adams Lane.
hereby give mil ice that the price of
Best, Best ReflUBfl Bar Iron
Is reduced o 4 cents per lb.
4 CENTS PER POUND,
In lots or 2,000 lbs. mid over
over 100 tons assorted pIpcs lo
Anil offer for sale in quantities, at lower
prices than can be bought for in San
I'runclsco, the following Galvanized pipe
on hand and lo arrive.
About 1)0,000 feet of 4 In. Gal. pipe
About 00,000 reel of In. Gal. pipe
About 70,000 feet of 1 in. Gal. pipe
About :'.0,000 feet of 11 111. Gal. pipe
About 15,000 feet of 14 In. Gal. pipe
About 10,000 feet of 2 hi. Gal. pipe
Also about 120,000 feel of steam pipe
from .1 up to " ilia, at very reasonable
Honolulu Iron Works Co.
Honolulu Fob. 20th, 1881.
Have jiM rceehed jut "Alaincda"
Casks Whittaker Star Hams,
Cies Panmo.i 15a on,
Cases Fail-bank's Laid,
Kits Salmon 15ellie,
KEGS COIINED BEEF,
Kegs Pig Pork.
Just Received from Oregon,
Oieiron Potatoes, for family use,
Jim 1 els Smells.
F01 Sale !-,
Henry May & Co.
Gl!) lw h
REDUCTION IN PRICES.
Trcgioaii & Atwater,
Tailors and Clolhiers,
Fout &, 1 1 orr.i, Sts. G;!0 Hm
Boils, Slues mi Slip's.
4 I- '"".KB
begs to inform the public
that he has just received per
" Mariposa " a large assortment of
Ladies', Misses' anil Children's
SHOES AND SLIPPERS,
Also, Men's Hoots anil Shoes, all of
which are of the finest (jualily, and will
At tilt' orcM iosk1I)c pvit'es.
TJ10 IScst Itrfimln in the Market.
Vi'Kti l" Oro,
Vkii ile Oro IMcirantcH.
For Sale at Huason.vhi.i: IUtks, by
(Ill) llll h
rpilE Undersigned begs to inform his
X friends mid the publiu geneially
that ho ha- rcnled the shop and Mock
fiom Mr. L. Way, and will coiilinuu
the business as Carpenter and Builder,
and hopes, by paying sliiit attention to
the business tomeiit a share of public
Having rented my premises on King
Street, to Mr. Fill. Wilhelni, who has
acted as my Foreman for a number of
years, to the satisfaction of mysulf ami
customers, and who is thoroughly calla
ble of carrying on the business, I hono
my old customers will accord him the
same patronage ns they gave 1110,
038 Jm L. WAY.
iift ni'rri7BOTgWaTMiraW.ClthT.ggaW.Tiijaijnni .!
JHLL1NGRAM & CO.S
: OUR OWN
Rreaking Plows, Rico Plows 5 lo 1:1
g;x,ici.l'tiix,iil Ixixjlcxixoi i
A vety complete Assortment
Magnoso Oaluite Firo Proof Safes, abso
lutely lire proof
HARKNESS FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
NEW DESIGNS IN SIXVElt PLATED "WAKE.
Wire Cloth, Wiie Netting, Wee Cloth, HiidCage?,
Itlaek and Fencing Wite, Pump, Windmills, Tanks,
Hydrauclic Rams,, Skidgate Oil in Five Gallon Tins.
Kerosene and Lubricating Oils a specialty, A good Stock on hand, and to nnlvc.
Call anil examine oar JSTcw Goods,
DILLINGHAM & CO.
y1 itwiiuit m -.jrw MrnvMriTMi.-i'ratt
A. M. 31
has just received a new lot of
EEADT FOE FURNISHING- HOUSES.
I l-nrlor sets,
ok i:vr.nv nnsouHTioN
105 & 107 Fort, Street,
2?" Ishiuil Orders will receive Prompt
Pioneer Carriage Manufactory,
7J5, 77 ami SI
'V1 WOJwESff Y- .. J L7"TS
All orders for Whccl-vehicles of every description tilled with promptness and
dispatch. First-class Mechanics employed all the year round.
&5T FINE CARRIAGE WORK A SPECIALTY, -a
Nothing too hot or too heavy for us. TRAM CAKS, OMNIIiUSSES, PLA.NTA
TION WAGONS, MULE & OX CAKTS, made to order, altered or repaiied.
Our Horse Shoeing Department
Is under the supervision of a practical man a mechanic second to nor.". Wc
have no u"-e for (-oaking scalds or rot tub's. All work guaranteed.
l-Cliarges moderate. WHITMAN & W1IIGHT,
"'3 ly 7.-.. 77 and 81 King Street.
THE WINDSOR RESTAURANT,
NOW OPEN !
Tho icpulntion of the nbouMianicd
eslaiillHlunent for Supoilor Meals is well
known, and requites no l'urllier com.
incut. lilil lin li
THE OLD CORNER
IIaiit linos., : : Proprietors.
Rfi E A L S
Served up lit llrst-class stylu at all hours
Open from 2 a. m. to 10 p, m.
Always on hand
Cigars, Tobacco, Pipes
ins., &c. Also,
Iced Oi'inJks !
A Full Assortment
American Groceries !
QIX SPARS, sulla lilo for bridging or
O rolling purposes, or ship' nuns.
010 lin RYAN'S HO AT HOUSE.
Inch, Ciilihator- ami More llinioW"
i . urn jam vjlima-i
and Picture Frames
ai.vnn rio oitumt.
Honolulu,. Jr. 1.
and Careful Attention. (i0(i lim b
gg&' "ami 81
& WRIGHT, ,.
ENGLING & SMITH,
Tin & Slmet-Iri forte
Roofers ami Gas Fitters.
All kinds of Tin-ware ready mile
or made to order.
No. 54 : : King Street,
tf Oppo9ilo Police Station. (iH5
Stove Coiil ! Stove Coal !
Kx. " N.mtrtsin "
Best Anthracite Slove Coal
In casks of about 1200 Pound.--,
Pou Sam: at Lowkst Hatch jiv
c-27 3m Castle & Cooke.
ALL HILLS duo to tho Undersigned
, up lo Sept. UOtli, 188a, if not. H'l.
tied 011 or before Fehiuaiy IbI, will bo
placed in tho hands of a Collector.
UO-Mm V. E. POSTER.
DURING my absence Mr. ,T. Ilvinun
will act for 1110 under power of
attorney in all matteis of business; all
bills against me will be paid by him,
and all accounts due 1110 are to hu paid
to him. '
038 !3w E. PEOIv.
ONE SIDE of that beautiful Ofllcu
now occupied entiro hv J. E.
Wiseman in the Campbell Hlock, Itler
chant hticet, with select olllce Furniture.
Apply to .1 . E. WISEMAN,
Oil If General IJuslness Agent,
1 f&lJu.y v 1 v. ,;.' .
-s r'fC. '&.''& 'v