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TIIUKSDAY, SKIT. 11, 1881.
THIS EVENING'S DOINGS.
Band, Hawaiian Hotel, 7:00.
Mystic Lodge, No. L',
Ladies' Prayer Meeting, l'oit St.
Church, at 0 o'clock.
WHERE WAS THE FAILURE?
A good deal has been written
upon the subject of what the Oppo
sition achieved and failed to achieve
at the recent session of the Legisla
ture. On one side the Opposition
has had attributed to it disorganiza
tion division, inconsistency, personal
antagonism to its opponents, and
failure in its proper functions. On
the other side it has been demon
strated that in the graver matters
coming up the Opposition was
united, was in full sympathy with
the most independent and intelligent
public opinion, and in several cases
of vital importance to the country
was signally victorious, preventing
the perpetration of legislation that
would have been full of misfortune
to every legitimate interest of the
kingdom. One of the best evidences
that the failures of the session were
not chiefly those of the Opposition
is the fact that the only Knglish
paper supporting the Government
could liml enough in the work of
the Opposition to occupy many
articles in discussing, while it has
not ventured upon a paragraph to
show that there is anything credi
table in the record of the Gov
ernment for the session, or
even that it made a re
cord at all. It is, indeed, true
worldly wisdom on the part of all
who depend for their bread and
butter upon the Government to
keep its record for the session as
far in the background as possible.
It has been obliged to accept snubs
from His Majesty, and submit to
censure and frequent check at the
hands of the Legislature. It did
not venture to lead the Asicmbly,
nor guide legislation along the lines
of statesmanlike policy. It simply
drifted along, every now and then
grasping at an opportunity of carry
ing a questionable measure or con
summating a job. In every other
that we know of, the Government
assumes full charge of financial
legislation, staking its existence
upon the acceptance or rejection of
its policy in that vital regard. This
Government, however, had no linaii
cial policy to submit to the Legisla
ture beyond a fraudulent Appropri
ation, Bill, the principal character
istics of which were the omission of
some of the leading services of the
Kingdom and close copying of an
old bill in other respects with only
a variation in the direction of ex
travagance in salaries and increased
allowances for subordinates to do
the work belonging to the Ministers.
Thore was no sign of broad, states
manlike policy in the direction of
internal progress and improvement,
and the enactments of the session
would show utter barrenness In that
respect if it were not for sundry
measures promoted and carried
through by private members, often
In the teeth of bitter opposition
from the mob at tho back of tho
Government. At least half the
time of the session was wasted be
cause the Government, with the
majority ut their control, reserved the
energy that should have controlled
ami guided the Acmbly for pitch
ed battles to maintain tlich position.
Accordingly, ninny days were spent
in considering crude and even frlvo
lous measures, that with n proper
leadership of the House would have
been thrown out at their first ap
pearance. From the same cause
the undisciplined majority, when in
full force, slaughtered much useful
legislation without tho slightest
show of icnsoii. The Government
literally followed (he injunction lo
let its right hand not know what its
left did, for the Ministers frequent
ly had to correct each other's bun
gling in sight, of the Legislature
and the country, and sometimes one
of them would find himself deserted
by his colleagues when he ventured
to engraft one of his hobbies upon
the statute books. Altogether there
was never a more despicable farce
of constitutional government than
is exhibited in the record of this
Government's part in the legislation
of the past session. Every one of
the general criticisms herein passed
upon the Government can be back
ed by specific details when necessary.
THE PANAMA CANAL.
The construction of the 1'anama
Canal is a matter of so much im
portance to the Hawaiian Islands
that it is more of a home than a
foreign subject to our readers.
Notwithstanding the eminence and
the known successful career of its
engineer and chief promoter, M.
l)e Lcsscps, as well as his recog
nized earnestness in this enterprise,
it seems to be fashionable with
newspapers to take reports of the
progress of the work from the lips
and pens of casual visitors to the
locality in preference to official re
port's. A general meeting of the
shareholders of the Panama Inter
oceanic Canal Company was held in
Paris on July 23rd last, when M.
Ferdinand l)c Lcsscps presented a
most interesting report. The net
total expenditure upon the canal up
to June .'10th, 1883, was over forty
two million dollars, and the assets
of the Company remaining at that
date were over forty-one million
dollars. Then the Company had
successfully issued in October last
000,000 .'1-pcrccnt ."lOO-fianc bonds,
the last installment of which will be
due in October next. In addition
to these resources and without count
ing on the uncalled half of the capi
tal stock, which cannot be called in
without the three months' published
notice required )3' statute, tiic Com
pany still has a reserve of 129,000,
000 francs in bonds unissued out of
the loan of 300,000,000 francs which
it was authorized to borrow. These
resources, it was stated, will only
be drawn upon in proportion as they
may be required for the best inter
ests of the enterprise and with the
end of completing the canal by the
date announced for its inauguration.
As a satisfactory evidence of the
amount of work done M. Do Lcsscps
reminded the shareholders that the
concession of a million and a quarter
acres of the public lauds of Colombia
was to bo granted in proportion as
the work progressed, and then in
formed them that after examination
by its agent of the work accomplished
the Government of the United States
of Colombia had remitted lo the
Company a declaration that it was
entitled to be adjudged about 37.0,
000 acres as the equivalent of a little
less than one-third of the completion
of the enterprise. In concluding his
report M. I)c Lcsscps quoted from
the statement of tho Company's
Director-General, M. Dingier, to
show that of the 110,000.000 cubic
yards of excavations necessary to
the digging of the canal and the
ports, not less than '10,000,000 enn
be taken out by dredgers. Ho
arrives by figures at the following
summing up of prospects for com
pletion of the work: "This is cal
culated to execute the whole of the
dry excavations in three years and
the necessary dredging in two years.
It thcicforc results that even if wo
lind only commenced the work of dry
excavation on January 1, 1885, and
the dredging on January 1, 1880,
the. canal could bo finished, by
mathematical calculation, by January
1, 1888. To meet anything unfore
seen, notwithstanding that the min
imum yields just estimated have
already allowed for unforeseen acci
dents, wc will have, as a sort of
margin, all that will have been ox-
roiled in dry cxeavalinns up lo
.limitary I, 1JW, ami all I lie (hedg
ing that may be accomplished up to
January I, 18SC, and in addition all
of the year 1888." These statements
do not look like the oft-proclaimed
collapse of the enterprise, but give
this country good ground for the
anticipation of being the half-way
station for the commerce and travel
of all creation in the year 1881).
"A Timid Doubter" is informed
that a law was passed at the late
session, and received His Majesty's
approval, entitled, "An Act to pre
vent Unlawful Secret Associationc."
It was introduced by the Attorncy
General, who said that existing laws
came short in dealing with the Chi
nese secret Hiciclics,
Chief-Engineer Melville, of the
American navy, is to be sent to look
for an open polar sea in the fall of
next year. lie claims he can discover
it without loss of life, but what good
it will be to the world without an
open road lo it there is no one to
say. It is all very heroic to get up
such an expedition at a dinner of
the New York Yacht Club, but by-and-by
the American nation will be
called upon to puy the cost of rescu
ing the party from omo Arctic
A local item in the Adverlinei'
says "the steam dredger and Pele
arc busily engaged excavating the
harbor imiftii of the Fish Market,"
and the very next paragraph reads
as follows: "Our contemporaries
arc very fond of using the word
'matika.' Jf they would study more
Knglish and use less native words,
their issues would be more intelli
gible when sent abroad." This is
undoubtedly the quickest conversion
on record, but like too many other
cases the convert, instead of bury
ing his faults, casts them upon
"Alice" makes a suggestion for
the consideration of the Police De
partment in reference to fast driving
round corners. Another tiling that
needs to be dealt with is the gallop
ing of saddle horses through our
poorly lighted streets on dark
nights. The regulation lanterns of
carriages give pedestrians some
chance for their lives, and the num
bers a slight means of bringing
offenders to account, but there is
neither of these safeguards in the
case of equestrian riding down of
Our correspondent's suggestion
to have a course laid down for the
regatta on His Majesty's birthday,
which would afford the best possible
view to spectators on tiic shore, is a
good one. It is time a citizen's
committee were appointed to manage-all
the sports of the day, and it
is for the various sporting clubs to
take the initiative in that regard.
There is plenty of enthusiasm
abroad to ensure success if only
proper support and direction be
afforded the boys.
Coriespondcnco is solicited on the top.
ic of the dnj', or what may heconie so.
Wc lcservo the right to excise purely
Wo do not hold ourselves responsible
for the opinions expressed by our cor
Editok Bum.ktiN! A vagrant act
exists on our statute book, and yet,
every now and then, wc hear of the
dangers to lie feared from the num
"bcrs of Chinese who are living in
our midst without working, and who
band into seerect societies for the
purpose of protecting their members
against the result of their criminal
acts. Is the act still in force? If so,
it should be strictly carried out.
Perhaps, however, it is unworkable.
If that is the case then a suitable
act should have been introduced
during the session of the late Legis
lature. Perhaps, however, the
stories about those vagrant Chinese
and their evil associations are
largely due to the exaggerated
effect produced by a heated imagi
nation on the part of the originators
of the statements. Please investi
gate this and reassure
A Timid Dounrr.it.
Editou Bt'LTXTiH : I have noticed
from remarks rondo in the different
newspaper thnl oilier people bcnldc
myself haw been much .uiuujcd b
flic sudden mid inpid turning of
corners by the haolodrlvoix. If 1
vemenibcr rightly one writer goes so
far as to observe that he or she kccpi
a black list of such drivers and in
going to publish It one day. Now,
while 1 think such a plan would
certainly direct attention to the sub
ject, I am afraid that it would raise
vindictive feelings and perhaps be
the means of some poor fellow losing
his customers or his work. I have
a suggestion to make thai the police
provide small sign boards to be
placed at the corners of the more
frequented or the very narrow streets,
inscribed, ""Walk over this cros
sing," and enforce the breach of the
regulation by arrest and fine. Such
n plan obtains, 1 am told, in Mel
bourne, Australia, and is found to
work very well there. Many persons
do not like to inform the police of
the bad conduct of a driver, not
only from the loss of time and in
convenience it causes, but because
they do not desire to press a man too
hard who may only accidentally
have offended, but still there appear
to be many who, like myself, have it
decided objection to being run over
at every street crossing.
LATEST FOREIGN NEWS.
The family of the late Green Smith,
an eccentric naturalist, of Peterboro,
N. Y., have declined to transfer to
the Park Commissioners of New
York city the great ornithologieal
collection which the deceased gentle
man spent a life-lime and $200,000
in making. Four years ago he offered
to present it to the city, but tiic Park
Commissioners, ignorant of the great
value, failed to give the offer any
attention. "When they were subse
quently made aware that the collec
tion was the most complete thing of
the kind in the world, they sent
word to the naturalist that they
would accept the olfer, but he had
been affronted by their-delay and
refused to make the transfer in very
At n dinner given to the oflicers of
the Grccly relief expedition by the
New York Yacht Club of which
James Gordon Bennett, Jay Gould
and Cyrus AV. Field, Jr., arc mem
bers Ciiicf Engineer Melville, of
Philadelphia, made a long speech, in
which he set forth tho feasibility of
settling once for all the question of
an open Arctic sea, and that, too,
without loss of life. He staled his
willingness to take command of such
an expedition, and that a modest
sum would be sufllcient to cover all
the expenses. Young Mr. Field, in
answer, said that he was convinced
of the truth of the theory advanced
by Chief Engineer Melville, and thai
he was perfectly willing to advance
half the sum required to meet the
expenses of the expedition, provided
the other members of the yacht club
present wduld put their names down
for the remainder. This they at
once agreed lo. The 11101103 was
subscribed on the spot, and there is
no doubt thai an Arctic expedition
under Melville's command will sail
from an American port in the fall of
188fi. Lieutenant Melville will ob
tain leave of absence from the navy,
without pay, for two years for this
There were reports brought to
Cairo, August 27th, that General
Gordon had gained a great victory
over the Soudanese rebels on August
11th, two rebel leaders being killed
in the engagement. Humors were
current that Egypt had notified Eng
land that she is bankrupt and unable
to meet current expenses. All the
London newspapers approve tho des
patch of General "Wolscloy to Egypt,
to take command of tho expedition
into the Soudan. Advertisements
have been issued in Canada calling
for volunteer voyagcurs to do the
boating up the Nile, and an effort
is being made lo get, as far as pos
sible, olllccrs who served undor
Wolscloy in the expedition to sup
press troubles on tho Hod Hiver, in
the Canadian North-West, in 1870.
The California Board of Immigra
tion has found it necessary to organ
ize settlors in different parts of the
State into societies for self-protection,
owing to the opposition of
miners, lumbermen and stockmen
who have hitherto had their own way
J in the unsettled country.
123 FORT STREET.
'Tin Ioiil: looked for oi.culni' of tlil'i
wtore will lie 1111 Situitlny, HeM. HJtli,
with 11 rnl! Bin!; of
BOUT. UONXOLLY, manufacturer
of Hodu Wnter, Ginger licet, Hoot lleer
nnd Spleo lleer, will oiler lo the public
on Smurdiiy, oohllng drink superior lo
any In tills llnwallun Islands. The
chinks mentioned nliove arc mnnufne
tured nt my Soda Work", hack of ltoso
Collage. Urn trial of my Arctio Soda
will pionouneo It the best In tho city.
My syrups are Imported from Loudon,
comprise tho choicest of Knglish fruits,
namely Gooseberry, Cheray, Penr,
ltnspbuny, StrSwberry, Lemon, Bed
Currnnt, Black Currant mid Pino Apple,
Sarsaparllhi, Ginger, Orange and Va
nilla. Any of these fruits at
My motto U, to give a superior article
even If it cost more, and thereby cnsiue
With my OtNOEK BEBIt, HOOT
I1KKH mil SPRUCE BEEB, I hnvc
beenSatn lieuvv expense oxpoilmcnllng
on them, to us lo give the public drinks
that will he both strengthening and
lofreshing In this cllinnto. 1 guarantee
them strictly VEGETABLE, no MINK
BALS employed. 1 uso some of the
llncsl medicinal herbs that grow In the
States, Tho public wants a drink with
some nutriment in it, this you And in
my beets that stiongthcn Ihu body as
well as dalluto tho blood for pin poses of
a more easy How through the system.
They enn be taken by any one ns they
sue ab-olutely pure. Tlioy me the incut
enjoyable thirst cpiene.liers over intio
diieed. I will sell them nt prices to suit
one Mini all.
Superior Ginger Boer, 10c. per bottle.
Donnolly's Root Beer, " " "
Donnolly's Spruco Beer, " " "
Candies for the Million
On Snliiiday, nl the Fountain. My ns
soitmcut Is (it the llncl lend purest lies,
crlpllon ami will be sold at the lowest
posilble pi Ice. Don't forget 11ml call
early lo insine a packet of these tarn
candies for tho loved ones nt home. I
have nl-o an nssmtmuiit of lion lion",
Cloves mid Nut of all descriptions.
Sniokeis' Articles ci speciality nt the
Fountain, nil descriptions of home mil
foreign Cigar.-., to suit the most fasti
dious. Ue.it brands of Tobacco and
Cigarettes, hoping to get a share of pub.
He patronage by supplying a good
111 tide, I remain,
814 at UOllHUT DONNOLLY.
LARGE BEDROOM and Sitting-
Apply at this
ALL persons shooting game on the
llsh-pond", inlets mid lauds of Ka
walniii, Kailiin, Koolaupoko, will be
till? lw W. W. DIMOND, Lessee.
Has just receive 1 per Mariposa,
Old Virginia Sweet and
Something nice, prepared and put up by
a Lady in Sin Francisco.
Maple Syrup, Apples,
Star Hams, Uncon,
and n Gencial Assortment of
Which will be sold ns low us the lowest.
Telephone llll. King Street.
62 Hotel Street.
AStheie Is gieat competition in tl e
Restaurant business at the present
lime, wo shall BEDUUE THE l'RIOE
OK HOARD TO
$450 per week
From ll.ls ilnte.
Honolulu, Sept. 8, 3S8I. 811 lm
Estate of the late W. Moriarty
SSSs$ft' ''"OK HALK, TIoii.su -Ma
ffiff3Jgpu,K.1 Oiouuds "iiBirfirfSB
ffiHulelimla nt., lotsHSSSaH
AiZ Nos. 27(1 and 2!ll, 100 x MO
feet, hnvliitr a Timiini'ii &n iivn
streets, lately or-cuplcd by Mrs. Win.
Tho gulden Is well stocked with bear.
Ing impoiUd and native fruits; giapes,
tigs, bananas, Ac.. Arc.; and has water
pipes miming through It.
This de-.ir.tble propcily will bo (lis.
posed of to tho person olUrlug a OASH
PUIOK nearest lis value.
Address Mrs. Win. Morlurly, No. 20
Union Avenue, Montreal. Canada.
8MAM, COTTAOK, WITH I'lllVL
UKQKot purehaslii'' malllmr nml
81U lw. Al'l'hY THIS OFFICE.
.IlIS'l' Ul'X'IOI V101
a riNi: i.or or
Second Growth Ash and Oak
For sale nt lowe-t innrliet rate.
Also a complete stock of
Carriauo & Wagon Material
constantly kipt on hand, anil
710 for wile. lliu
UOIH CARRIAGE UFACH,
XOS. 128 and ISO I'OKT ST11KKT
(opposite r.iutheou Stable?)
iioxoi.ui.it, II. 1.
Carriage IMiiiMi fact iivor,
The Manufactory contains a complete
Carriage Shop, lilaeksmlth Shop, Paint
Shop, nnd Ti mining Shop.
DKAYS AND TRUCKS,
HAND CARTS, &C, &0.
M111I0 lo Order on most favorable terms
and all work guaranteed.
Tli Closest Attention t;Icn to re
pair work of nil Lliuls.
IIalngbeen in business on tho Maud
for a number of yeai.s employing 110110
but the most Skillful of Mechanics, anil
using only At Matciial, I can strictly
guarantee all won; leaving my Manu
factory. Give me a call before purchasing
Don't forget the place.
128 and 1!!0 1'OIIT STJIKKT.
oei'osrn: dodd'h trvw.r.s.
KOS to inform the public that he lias
per Mariposa, an elegant a.ssoi Intent of
Gents', Ladies', and Children's
Boots & Shoes
OF THE BEST QUALITY.
Dissolution of Partnership
THE PAllTXEKSIIIP IIKKETO
FOltE existing under the llrm or
Newcastle & Sager is litis day dissolved
by mutual consent. The business will
bo carried on by Thos. Hew castle, who
will collect all hills of the old llim and
settle nil debts.
G. S. SAGEJJ.
Honolulu, Sept. 10, 1831. 813 lw
Tin, Copner anil Sheet Iron Worker
Plumber, Gas Fitter, &c.
Stoves and Ranges
of all kinds.
Plumbers' stock anil metals,
House Furnishing Goods,
17 Chandeliers, Lumps, &c.
Csil i net in a, ker
No-0:j Hotel street,
Opposite Interr.atloniil Hotel,
Canes and Walking Sticks,
Made of every kind of
Brackets, Cornices, Cm lain Polos, vVc.
made ot the latest designs.
ENOS fc OoT
xj.vir 'rma itiauaia.
Boots f Shoes
Has Eonie dried
CALIFORNIA FISH !
! cents per pound.
ISucoln and Skin-Jack,
r, a .
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A.'-: AvltfiWlltttei !mA' ''Sit
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