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THURSDAY, SKIT. I, 1881.
THIS EVENING'S DOINGS.
Mystic Lodge, No. 2, 7:110.
Ladies' Prayer Meeting, Fort St.
Church, nt fl o'clock.
TO OUR COUNTRY FRIENDS.
Wc desire to hour from niiy of our
friends throughout tlic Islands, who
are willing to send us regularly the
news of their lcspcctivc localities.
Our old correspondents arc included
in this request, as we wish to become
belter acquainted with tiicin and
make arrangemeuts of mutual benefit
for the future. It is not necessary
tfiat a concspondent should be a
practiced writer. All wc want is
facts, wo taking all responsibility for
presenting them in satisfactory form.
A RETREATING YELL.
The Advertiser this morning lias an
utterly maudlin and pointless arti
cle in reference to our position in
respect to the privileges of the
Sovereign. It is insanely furious
over the substance of its own fabri
cations, and reaches a climax
of puerile pomposity and inanity
with this mock-regal proclanuna
tion: Our 'menacing utter
ances' mean this: If there
is any disaffection wc want to
know of it." The man who wrote
that ought to be hung before sunset
as a usurper.
The journalistic filibuster has be
come so battered in his reckless tilts
that lie is fain to seek allies among
those whom he lately butted against
at every opportunity. This morning
he shows a tender concern for the
Morning Guide, exhibiting anguish
on account of a good-natured refer
ence in these columns to a comical
blunder made in that paper. The
Morning Guide, however, does not
take kindly to his sympathy, but,
noticing his sensitiveness in regard
to literal accuracy, tries to drive him
to madness and despair with the
following sentence, in the midst of
a notice of the library in its new
quarters: "A magnillcient change
for the better is to go into effect
with the new classification the dis
mal brown and straw-color paper
covers are to be removed, and each
book will, its own handsome or ugly,
smooth-featured or battle-scared
features." If not too "battle
scared," the filibuster may "inagni
ficicntly" face the music and success
fully repulse this assault upon his
reason. What chiefly concerns us,
however, is that it appears as if the
author of "An Act to Organize" had
captured a portion of the independent
press without striking a blow.
The fundamental principles of
road-making involved in the system
of Macadam aic simple and of easy
application. They aic these: uni
formity in the size of metal employed
and a gradual rounding of the road
from the centre toward the sides.
Neglect of cither of these principles
in construction results in a faulty
road. The rounding process seems
to be pretty well understood by our
road supervisor, but uniformity in
the size of metal is a matter entirely
ignored. In fact, the method of
placing a layer of large stones at the
bottom and covering them with small
oiiea is the one invariably adopted
in the construction of Honolulu
roads. As long as this practice is
followed wo ncicr shall hitc any
thing but defective loads. If the
stones iuc of an uneven sl.o the wear
will be uneven, depicssloiw will soon
appear, the huge stones protrude
through the surface, and travel be
rendered disagreeable. Whereas, if
the stones arc as nearly as possible of
an even size from bottom lo top, and
that size a .small one, about an inch
cube, the wear will be even and the
road passably good until the metal is
worn to its base. If the load super
visor will condescend lo adopt our
well-meant hint, he will not only
discover that his loads will be vastly
better, but that they will last double
as long without the necessity of
A COFFEE SALOON.
A correspondent calls attention to
an important want of this commu
nity, that of it refreshment saloon
without the pernicious accessories
of intoxicating liquors. Such es
tablishments arc multiplying rapidly
in American, Canadian ami Knglish
towns, and are generally profitable
lo their owners while a great boon to
largo classes. If the right persons
took the matter in hand, wc believe
a company could be formed in Hono
lulu within twenty-four hours to
start such an enterprise. To succeed
it must be conducted upon business
principles, and stand upon its own
merits 111 giving satisfaction to its
patrons. At the same time it can
be aided very materially by benevolently-disposed
people without mak
ing it a charitable institution. In
some places, for instance, sufficient
amateur talent is found available to
give free conceits occasionally in the
rooms of the coffee house. The best
assistance the general public can
give it is to patronize it in preference
to objectionable places of refresh
ment mid rcsoit. Who will be the
first to move in this matter ?
THE HOMESTEAD LAW.
The ideal land is one of home
steads, the homes of freemen. Social
scientists maintain this proposition ;
poets celebrate it. A nation of a
few wealthy lords and many depend
ent serfs is an unhappy one. A state
whose backbone is a population of
freemen alone is capable of noble
development. Countries, like Ha
waii for instance, there arc in which,
at least in their earlier stages, the
development of the soil to produce
its readiest and most profitable fruit
requires large operations calling for
hosts of dependent labor. But a
country of such limited capabilities
that it can never get beyond the
stage of yielding only wealth to the
few and bare subsistence by severe
toil to the many can never rank high
in the family of nations. Its com
merce may create independent and
intelligent communities, out of the
classification of lords and serfs, in
its seaports and vaiious distributing
points. Hut that species of growth
is necessarily limited, and its mate
rial inconstant and to a large extent
unreliable as an clement of broad
and deep national development. It
is gratifying to all who take an in
terest in this Kingdom, to have the
evidences constantly increasing that
these Islands arc not .shut up to the
fate of being a lcalm where the tens
may luxiiiatc and the thousands have
only leave to toil. In this connection
,we hail with joy the activity of
thought mauifest in different quaiters
upon the subject of diversifying our
productions. Great good will un
doubtedly come of discussions to
that end, and every friend of the
country should encourage them and
assist all reasonable experimenting
to bring them to practical issues. At
present wc would call attention to
the measure safely piloted through
the late session of 'the Legislature
by Mr. Dole, to facilitate the acquir
ing and settlement of homesteads.
Not having the Act before us while
witting, wc are unable to go into
details. The measure, however,
places all public lands, not otherwise
disposed of hitlieito, within the
reach, in suitable homestead lots, of
those desirous of settling down upon
tilts soil. It is exceedingly, wc think
somewhat excessively, rigid in its
provision for preventing homesteads
from ever becoming the prey of pri
vate speculation. If wc recollect
rightly, it pi events the settler from
ever transferring the homestead to
another person. At his death it
goes to his heir, but only on the
same condition ns lie received it nt
first, that of living upon it. When
the hcUIci ceases lo live upon it, it
lcveitslo the Crown. Wc hcllcic
that Ihu object of picseiving the
laud from speculation could be as
safely ensured by simply making it
a perpetual condition of the title
that the owner should live upon Hie
homestead. To allow the scttlci lo
sell out lo another settler, provided
his health or circumstances made il
desirable for him lo retire, would
make the available homesteads moic
apt to be sought after than they will
be 11111101 the rigorous condition
mentioned. Five years are given
the purchaser to pay the Government
for the land, and in that period he
must build a house and occupy it.
Wcliope that tlic opportunity nfforded
by the homestead law will be eagerly
availed of by many of our people,
and that tlic next election will have
tlic benefit of tlic voice of hundreds
of new freeholders created under it.
Con 1's.pondencu is solicited on the lor
ies' .M the day, or what may become o.
Wc iecrve the right to eeKe purely
We do not hold ourselves responsible
for the opinions expressed by our ror.
THE PALI ROAD.
Kditou Huu.ktix, Sir: In to
day's issue of tlic Gazette I sec that
the first editorial is devoted to the
"outrageous" condition of the Pali
road. In the main the remaiks made
arc correct but the final sentences of
the article in which occur tlic follow
ing statements: "the desultory and
ephemeral efforts which have hitherto
obtained," " tlic upper part of Nun
anti Valley" is "a disgrace to any
country professing to have roads,"
arc not true, more especially as they
follow an attack on the present Gov
ernment for leaving the road in tlic
condition it is " when public money
has been wasted in the lavish man
ner it has been."
I have been a resident in this
country for some time and during
tlic past two years I have had occa
sion to travel over the roads in the
upper pait of Nuuaiiu Valley and
also to cross the Tab itself fre
quently. During that lime no at
tempt was made by anyone to im
prove tlic roads, until the present
Minister of the Interior, Major Gu
lick, came into olllcc. For the past
six months or so, however, he has
caused the main road up the valley,
from the Ice Works to within a few
hundred yards of the head of the
Pali, to be thoroughly repaired and
remade, so that it is now in such
good condition that few roads in this
island arc better. The remaining
few hundred yards are now being
fixed and, probably, if Major Gulick
stays in olllcc he will cany out his
promise to make a good carriage
road over the Pali. He has already
taken steps towards this, by having
plans and estimates drawn up by
competent officials in his Depart
ment. I have had much conversation on
the subject of this road, both with
residents in Koolau, and in Hono
lulu, and I believe it to be a fact
that no efforts either "desultory and
ephemeral" or of any other kind,
have been made to repair this road,
by any Ministry for some years pre
viously nt least, notwithstanding con
stant appropriations by the Legisla
ture. So that I think it is only fair
that the first one who really has
taken steps to do the work satisfac
torily, and has begun well, should
have his due meed of credit and
that, at any rate, he should not be,
in a professedly fair-dealing news
paper, publicly arraigned for leav
ing undone what he really is at this
time doing, and doing well too.
A i.ovr.it ok Faih 1'i.ay.
Honolulu, Sept. 3rd, 188L
A COFFEE SALOON.
KniToit Huu.r.Tix: 1 have but
seldom a grievance or a crotchet
which I wish to ventilate in tlic
columns of the public press, but I
am sensible that if I had it would
have some weight with others when
circulated by that medium of in
formation. All this long-winded
preface means that I have one now
which I wish your assistance in
bringing before the public. It is
this: Some time since when the
Y. M. C. A. building was first
erected it was suggested that a
coifee room should bo started tinder
the auspices of the Association,
which would be kept open till, say,
II o'clock ut night, and by its judi
cious management, be 11 mt of
coiinlor-ullraetlon foi young men to
enable them to resist the temptations
of saloons and similar devices for
getting rid of health, morals and
money. Now that the Association
lias a vigorous and painstaking
Secretary, the idea might lie carried
out and I am sure II would meet the
approval of the young men (among
whom, I am sorry to say, I cannot
be icckoned) and many an old
fogy would be glad to lake advan
tage of the opportunity to drop in
to such a place and spend the time
in conversing with other
Honolulu, Sept. -Illi, 1881.
A. Hunt vs. C. K. Jcrgcrson and
W. Herenaba, action for replevin of
cattle damages S.r0. continued until
the -1th iust.
Kaio vs. D. Kaapa. assumpsit for
$81.80. Judgment for plaintiff.
C. J. Hardee vs. C. K. Miller and
II. Hakcr. proceedings for summary
possession, continued until the 8th
Amaka vs. I). H. Nahinu, contin
ued from the 11th nil., replevin for
cow and calf, damages .82."), ease
F. II. Redwood vs. A. K. Kunuia
kca, continued from the 21st tilt.,
assumpsit for Sl!)0.!).ri. Judgment
AV. C. Peacock vs. II. IL Macfar
lane & J. II. Lovcjoy, continued
from the 28tli nil., action for sum
mary possession, Mr Hatch for
Plaintiff and Mr. Preston for Defen
dants. Mr. Nordbcrg having leased
some property of Messrs. Hart and
subsequently having declared him
self a bankrupt, returned the lease
to Hart and Hart gave said lease to
W. C. Peacock. Messrs. II. IL Mac
farlane and J. II. Lovejoy, assignees
of Nordberg, bankrupt, took posses
sion of said premises; therefore Mr.
Peacock brought action to obtain
possession of the same. Judgment
for defendants. Appeal noted to
the Supreme Court.
Thirteen drunks received the usual
fine of ?." and costs.
Five Chinamen, for violating the
Sabbath on the 'list ult., forfeited
810 bail each.
Kahane and Nuiloa, for affray in
the Kmpire Saloon, on the .10th ult.,
were fined $i each.
A. Daues & J. Kaaia, affray on the
!10th ult., were lined S5 and
81.05 costs each.
Daniel Kaneoha, for disorderly
conduct on the 5i0th ult.. was sent-
cdoue to '18 hours imprisonment at
Ilopukahi, for disturbing tlic quite
of the night of the 510 ult.. was fined
Chung Ling, for assault and bat
tery on Ah Lingon the 21th ult., was
fined Sfi and &J.20 costs.
Seven drunks received the usual
Ah Ung, attempting to sell foreign
imported goods without a license,
at Honolulu, on the 1st inst., was
fined $10 and in default 20 days'
imprisonment at hard labor.
Alio, a Chinaman, charged with
having opium in possession, within
tlic last week, was remanded until
the 3d inst.
Kcaka, charge, larceny of a whip,
Kalualuui, forfeited SG bail for
Klikai, same charge, was lined $fj.
Paele, an old offender, same charge,
was sentenced to 10 days' imprison
ment at hard labor.
Kawehe, for drunkenness, reman
ded until the 1th inst. '
Kanilio, drunk in a saloon, was
Alio, remanded from the 2nd inst,,
found guilty of having opium in his
possession, was lined $fi0 and sen
tenced to two months' imprisonment
at hard labor. Appeal noted to the
Win. Wallace, charge, assault and
battery on McChessuey on the 2nd,
wos remanded until the 8th inst.
Rain falling' upon a dry soil and
moistening it to some depth warms
both the soil and the water.
LATE FOREICN NEWS.
An entire prospecting party,
headed by Henry Nolieie, 11 well
known New Yoik miner, was re
cently murdered by robbers in the
Mndro mountains, Mexico.
Political murders are of alarming
frequency in some sections of Mexi
co. The military in the Nenna Leon
ate assassinating all those opposed
to the administration of Governor
Tolentinc, who lias ordered the exc
ciilion of sixty persons. That is a
specimen of affairs wheio an irre
sponsible Government has conttol of
The Congress at Versailles,
France, has adopted by a vote of
002 lo 1C5 the first paragraph of tlic
constitutional lcvision bill, which
decrees the republican form of Gov
ernment lo be immutable. The
second paragraph, declaring monar
chical pictcnders ineligible to the
Presidency, was adopted, oD7 to lo'l.
Heforc the adoption of the article
decreeing tlic republican from of
Government to be immutable, Prime
Minister Ferry said : "Wc do not
demand the decree of the eternity of
republicanism, but, for the dignity
and security of France, a decree that
the republican regime is immutable."
Frcppcl opposed the article, declar
ing that it was unlikely to prevent a
change in favor of the Cointe. Dc
Paris. Commotion among the Left
immediately occurred, Floquct ex
claiming: "You have pronounced
condemnation upon the Comic l)e
Paris and wc will execute it." Frcp
pcl resumed his spcccli and said lie
hoped tlic new Congress which as
sembled on March -I, 1880, would
re-establish the monarchy.
A great sensation lias been caused
by recent robberies of the Austrian
mails. Not long ago a letter con
taining 15,000 florins was abstracted
and now a whole mail-bag has been
stolen. The bag contained valuable
and registered letters and among
them were checks amounting to 280,
000 florins sent by savings banks in
American railway men have a hard
time in Mexico. At Calera. on the
Mexican Central Railway, a Mexican I
peon would not stop walking on tlic
unfinished wall of a round house
until an American knocked him off.
Instead of arresting tlic American
the police beat him with clubs until
his fellow-countrymen rescued him.
The Mayor of Calera, who lias always
hated the Americans, caused the
arrest of twelve of the station cm -ployces,
including the train des
patcher and telegrapher, and im
posed sentences of fine and impri
sonment upon them without trial.
The Minister of tlic Interior ordered
their release, but instead of obeying
tlic order, the Mayor compelled the
prisoners lo clean tlic streets. The
Mexican federal authorities, it is ex
pected, will take steps to avoid fur
The German Government has
asked speedy satisfaction from the
British Governmentrfor the pillaging
of the provision cutter Dicdrich by
Knglish sailors in the North Sea.
An inspired article has appeared
in Lloyd's Weekly, London, the
chief organ of the working classes,
on tlic politics of the Prince of
Wales. The writer says the Prince
of Wales has no belief in the policy
of effaccment of the empire and will
not shrink, when necessary, from the
assertion of the extension of the
imperial responsibilities, though
opposed to aggression, lie is there
fore drawn to the Radicals, who
have broken from the traditions of
the Manchester Peace party. The
article further recites that the heir
apparent to the throne of England
is a free-trader on principle and
regrets the existence of a protection
policy in other countries, on the
ground that hostile tariffs beget
other forms of international hostility,
lie considers that many of the ideas
and plans now identified with
socialism are thoroughly practical,
Christian and constitutional. Res
pecting forms of government, lie
accepts the Pope's dictum that what
is best administered is a constitu
tional monarch and that it is the
most economical form of government,
because it keeps a check upon indi
vidual ambition, extravagance and
jobbery. The republican idea, in
the abstract, is very fascinating, but
practice delusive and costly,
inrougn waste, ami unstable, espe
cially in its foreign policy, which
should be permeated by a fixed
principle common to all parties of
the state. Tho Prince believes the
Knglish monarchy will endure, be
cause it is the nucleus of real repub
licanism, haying what other republics
need a centre of gravity, apart
from all, yet allied to all. '
Hawaiian GaiTiaeo MfgCo.
a riNK mm ok
Second Growth Ash and Oak
Km sale ill lowest market late..
AIpoii eciinplele Mori, of
Carriage & Wagon Material
constantly kept on
W. H. PAGE,
HONOLULU CARRIAGE MANUFACTORY,
NOS.123 11 ml i:i0. FOKT STREET
(opposite Pantheon Stablee)
HONOLULU, II. I.
The Manufactory contains a complete
Carriage Shop, Blacksmith Shop, Paint
Shop, ami Trimming Shop.
DRAYS AND TRUCKS,
HAND CARTS, &C, &0.
Made to Order on most favorable twins
anil all work guaranteed.
TIip CloMPNt Attention Riven to
pair -work of nil IcIiiiIm.
Having been In business on the I-dand
for a number of vears employing none
but the most Skillful of Mechanics, ami
using only At Mateilal, I can strictly
guarantee all won; leaving my Manu
factory. Give mo a call boforo purchasing
Don't forgot the place.
128 and 130 FOKT STREET.
orrosm: noon's staihjw. ,
Tin, Copuer and Sheet Iron Worker
Plumber, Gas Fitter, &c.
Stoves and Ranges
of all kinds.
Plumbers' stock and metals,
House Furnishing Goods,
7? Chandeliers, Lamps, &o.
Opposite International Hotel,
Canes and Walking Sticks,
Made of every kind of
Bracket, Cornices, Curtain Pole's, &e.,
made, ot the latest designs.
-A Contractor jA
Honolulu Steam Planing Mills, Kspla-
Manufactures all kinds of Mouldings,
Bracket?, Window Frames, Blinds,
Sashes. Doors, 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
E2TVOS ,Sc OO.
So. 8 Kiiifj street,
N-Hiiii Tuiaa 111111x210,
Has some dried
CALIFORNIA FISH !
0 cents per pound.
Biioola ami Skip-flack.
703 2 '
Dissolution of Co-Partnership.
rpili: Co-partnership heretofore exist
A Ing between (5. KngUng & Charles
hinlth, doing business lu this city under
the lb m naino of Kngllng & .Smith, Is
hereby mutually dissolved.
Thu business will bo continued by O.
.Smith, who assumes all liabilities, and
will colleet all outstanding accounts.
it , , . G ENOLixa.
Honolulu, Aug. 27, 1881. 802 lv
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