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BISHOP & Co., BANKERS
Honolulu, Hawaiian island
Dimw Kvehange ou the
JLSuitU ol Cltlllbi'iiill, H. A
And their agents In
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONO.
Messrs. X. M. Rothschild & Son, London.
Till1 Comincrrlnl Hank Co., nf Sydney,
The Commercial Bank Co., of Sjdncy,
Tlio Hunk of New Zealand: Auckland,
Christcliureh, and Wellington.
1'ho IMiik of British Columbia, Vic
lorlu, II. ('. and rottlaud, Or.
Transact n General Bulking Bushier,
liii'.i lv b
I'm i u and after tbN date .Mr. A. M.
Mellls will take charge of the entire
distribution of the Iaii, I'.i'i.i.vnis
for the City and Mihiirhs All aulncrip
lions will be payable to him from Sep
tember 1st, ISSI.
Bin.l.KTtN Olllce. 1
September li'lb. 1881. (
TIIK IAIIiV ItUIXKTIXj
eau be bad fiom
J. M. ().it, Jr., Co. Meiehant st.
T. G. Thrum Merchant it.
And from the I'aper C.trncis
Pledged tD neither Sect nor Party.
Bat established for tho benefit of .ill.
TUKSDAY, SKIT. 10. ISS-1.
THIS EVENING'S DOINCS.
Excelsior Lodge, I.O.O.F., 7 :.'!().
Hawaiian class Y. M. C. A. 7:M0.
Hible Class at Lyceum at 7:110.
Meeting Stock Exchange, at 11.
THE CREDIT SYSTEM.
With one consent our contempo
raries besiege the credit system.
Now, credit is one of the most
essential .elements in the world of
commerce. Properly restricted it is
good and not evil. In Honolulu,
however, the credit system is
cherished by retail merchants as if
it were the chief end of business to
get people into debt. The writer's
brief experience here is that mer
chants do not desire cash customers,
apparently believing that they can
make more out of their patrons by
having them run up bills in their
shops. One thing that accounts for
this preference to giving credit over
receiving cash is undoubtedly (he
passport system, preventing a man
leaving the Kingdom while an ob
jection js presented to his departure
in the shape of an unpaid bill against
him. This is not the sole cause of
the favor in which the credit system
is held, however, for in large cities
abroad cash customers arc subjected
to the .same grievance as here,
namely, being compelled to pay
tribute to make up the bad debts of
credit customers. Even cash stores
are enabled to keep the prices on a
large proportion of their merchan
dize up to the credit standard, selling
the .balance for decoying purposes
at lower rates than the cicdit dealer's
can afford. We believe that if peo
ple paid as they went they would
llnd their living less expensive, with
out experiencing any sense of stint
ing themselves. It is for the buying
public to abate the evil for itself, by
making it to the interest of the sell
ing public to deliver goods at the
lowest rates of profit for cash. If
merchants begin to find their cash
customers changing round to obtain
their, supplies wherever particular
articles can bo got cheapest, they
will endeavor to enlarge their cash
patronage and give discounts for
cash on all sales. We arc in favor
of credit for large supplies, in par
ticular cases when it is required by
( reasonably safe customers such as
furnishings to young house-keepers
orn'ew-comers but decidedly advo
cate cash as the basis of retailing in
general. Cash is best for all con
cerned, and let us all help it to thrust
' out credit.
ffl What this cnuntrv needs at thiw
.moment is practical politics. Op
posing bad government on lines the
.'(? ijl$ of -which no responsible person
" v'.-'has the courage to indicate is un
worthy of wise men. Pointing out
causes for the present state of af-
' "fairs which are boyond constitu
&. tional reach, while abutting eyes to
" causes that can be removed in time
T., lit.' I nrvif tiri.it n initirtiin nftnvt mm
tj ' V -...H', j.n.v.iv ..., w.Hl
n only result, as its least undesirable
fruit, iu vanity and vexation of
spirit to the body politic. While
the fact of abuses of the Constitu
tion is admitted and that of bad
administration is patent, it would be
miriness to insist upon any step be
ing taken, the succeeding steps to
which have not been considered.
To be plainer, wo would ask if there
is any agreement iu the ranks of the
Opposition, iu and out of the
Legislature, as to whom they would
support as the successors of the
present Ministry should the latter be
dismissed to-day? Should an appeal
be immediately made to the country
to decide how public opinion actually
stood iu regard to the present Minis
try, where is the . clearly-defined
policy of reform to unite their oppo
nents, and whose the names to be in
scribed on the standards round which
patriotic men would be called to
rally'' Supposing no appeal were
made to tho country, or no extra
session of the Legislature were
called if an election look place,
where arc the men mad enough
1o undertake the responsibility
of administering affairs for two
years iu the present state of the
country's finances? What the coun
try needs at this juncture Is, first,
organization of alt the truly patriotic
elements into something like a united
body ; secondly, the formulation of
a well-defined policy of reform ;
thirdly, the choice of standard
bearers for that policy; fourthly,
local organization throughout the
Kingdom, and, sixthly, the agitation
within constitutional lines of the
reform policy until the decisive day
two years hence. Such a programme
we submit as practical politics.
The question propounded by
"Observer," as to the extent to
which representatives of the Hawa
iian race are engaged in business,
is commended to our readers as an
Our suggestion of a few days ago
for protected swimming quarters
has, we are glad to notice, been
seconded by the Advertiser. A
swimming bath at each end of the
water front is needed for the health
and recreation of Honoliilunns.
That independent administration
of internal affairs by Hoards has
been established iu Victoria, Aus
tralia, is not much present consola
tion, but a very good example for
this country which should not be
neglected in the leform policy that
we hope to see triumph at the next
The Advertiser gently informs us
that our grave friend the oyster is a
mollusk. not a fish. It comes under
one of the definitions of "fish"
without doing violence to its mollus
cussedness. and lexicographers use
it to illustrate the term "shell-Hsh."
Although a queer lish, it is no more
so than the man who cannot relish a
"little nonsense now and then."
Correspondents are informed "that
letters intended for publication must
be written only on one side of the
paper. A letter advocating a rival
route to the Volcano, to that recom
mended by the correspondent of a
contemporary, is inadmissible under
that rule, as well as from its being
too much of an advertising nature,
and its writer's name not being given
There is almost a water famine iu
some parts of tho city, a long wait
having in some cases to be endured
before the service tap will yield
even a drink of water. It is to be
hoped the Government will make
the appropriation for bnprovement
of Honolulu Water Works a first
claim upon the revenue, as few
things take precedence of that ob
ject in importance. In the mean
time the Act to provent tho waste of
artesian water should be strictly en
forced, The streets are often found
muddy iu places from ,the excess of
water used on garden, and whether
it is artesian or mountain water, or
both, we cannot say, but, at all
events, it is censurable waste at this
Advices from Africa state that
the natives of the Zambezi country
revolted and massacred tho entire
Portuguese force. Reinforcements
are asked for. Tho Ilritisli Vice
Consul is missing.
THE SARATOGA HOUSE.
The "Saratoga House" is the
name of a new and firsl-cluss res
taurant at IHI Hotel sttcct, a little
below the Library. It is under the
experienced and able management
of Mr. Ellis A. Hart, one of the
most favorably-known caterers of
the city. Last night the place was
opened with an elegant and tooth
some collation given to members of
the press and others. Everything
about the place was remarked by
those present as very inviting the
bioari and lueezy verandah, screened
with vines, back from the street; the
commodious eating rooms, tastefully
finished and furnished, one for tran
sient and anothci for permanent
guests ; the ample culinary and pan
try accommodations, and the well
kept, shady surroundings. Withal
the house is convenient to the busi
ness centre, while just bcyoijd the
annoyances of trnfllc. Such a res
taurant in such hands ought to
FIRE AT LAHAINA.
News was received last evening by
the steamer Mokolii that A. S. Cleg
horn & Co.'s store at Lahaina was
burnt down to the ground last Satur
day evening about 7 o'clock. The
mannger, Mr. Henry Zcrbe, hari gone
over to sec Judge Kornandcr, leaving
his brother-in-law in charge. A
little while after a boy came and told
him the. store was on fire. He
hastened to the place, but the flames
had made too much headway,
and nothing could bo done to
save the stock or the building.
It was caused by the explosion of a
coal oil lamp, and iu half-an-hour
the whole place was in ashes. The
stock was insured for $5,000 and
the building for 1,000 in two of
fices, the Lion and Northern Insur
ance Co. The Mokolii left Lahaina
three hours before the lire took
place, but the manager of the store,
Mr. Zcrbc, took a whalcboat and
caught the Mokolii at J'ukoo, Molo
kai. arriving on her last evening.
Correspondence Is solicited on the top
ic of the day, or what may become so.
We lcservc the light to eeise puiely
We do not bold ourselves icponsible
for the opinions c.pie-vel by our cor.
HAWAIIANS IN BUSINESS.
Editok Bi'M.r.Tix : I would like
to put through your columns a
question to the old residents of this
country. I am only, comparatively
speaking, a new-comer, but I am
surprised to hear many old residents
state that the Hawaiian is incapable
of understanding and carrying on
business, and that as a matter of fact
he doc's not engage in business. In
my limited experience here J have
come across in the newspapers
notices that certain Ilawaiians had
united into companies for carrying
on business, and 1 have heard of
others in business for themselves.
Would some of your readers who are
old residents here and have the
necessary information enlighten me
ou these apparent discrepancies.
Kiiitou BtJiJ.r.Tix: A great deal
has been said against the present
Ministry because they have usurped
the functions of the different Boards
by appointing themselves as members
and thercbj destroying that inde
pendence of the Ministry of tho day
which these Hoards were intended to
have by law. It may bo of interest
to your readers to know that in the
Colony of Victoria, Australia, (which
has enjoyed constitutional govern
ment and self-legislation for twenty
three years) the people have at last
managed to establish a system of
government by Hoards which arc
entirely independent of all Ministerial
control' and are only subject to the
Legislature iu the event of mis
behavior. The system has been in
operation for about six months past,
and each mail brings fresh en
comiums in every newspaper of the
working of tho system. It absolutely
destroys nil political favoritism,
nepotism and corruption.
Another crank has ventured to
cross the Atlantic iu a dory, a
peculiar style of small fishing boat.
He was met iu mid-ocean on tho
Mill of August, and reported that
he had had a good time, having
experienced two storms but not
A SITUATION' by a young girl, to
-fi. make herfclf gcnerallv awful.
Can do light lumscwmk ApplvntMl
Merchant strrct H18 31
is ill Hleli) !
44 13 A-SCA.-AJR,'
By Jack Mnlono. ho by Lexington,
let dam, Ivy Lraf, fir imported Austra
lian; 2nd dam, Hny Flower, bv Lexing
ton; Urd diun, Day Leaf, by 'Imported
Yorkshire: 4th dam, Imported Maria
Hlnek, by Phllo da Putah, etc., etc.
Ita.aar was bred at the great Wood
bum Kami, near Lexington, Ky., by the
late It. A. Alexander, and was sold to
W. L. l'rllchar'd, of Sacininento, Cab,
for ft.OOt1. Mu stands TU bands,
weighs t,00" lbs., and Ik a bright chest
nut color. During his racing career lie
downed ninny a fuvoilte, and won many
a hatful of money for bis owners, anil
proved himself one of the greatest of
horses over a distance, most of his races
being at two nnd four miles. He has
already sired several colts In California
that arc winners, among which nie
Llz.iu Dunbar, Young Bazaar, Sophia,
nnd another called the Bazaar Minerva
Colt, he being out of Minerva by Im
ported Leninlngton, the she of l'arole
and IroquoK Lizzie Dunbar greatly
distinguished herself last year In her
two-year.old foim by defeating one of
the largest ileitis ot two-year-olds that
ever started In Californla.'among which
were the two beautiful lllllcs brought
heie laslSpiing by Mr. Agucw, distance
firt' mile; time, 1.0 tho lustcst time on
record for two-year-olds at the dUtance.
This year. she has won several iinporinnt
events, and has proved herself to be a
Itu.unr'has now- been bioiighl back
to Honolulu, and will remain beie the
balance of thli year, ami bieedeis, home
owners and stock raisers should avail
Ibemtclves of the opportunity to obtain
bU services while they have the chance.
'FuriiiN, tjl-10. Payable at time of
The Imported Clydesdale Stallion
(Posiald J)iiuiic, fi'; will stand at
the samu time and place at $30 for the
sfiison. He was In oil in Canada, hired
by Imported Donald Diiiuie, and out of
an I m ported Clyde-dale mare. He Is a
leauliful dapple grey, 10 hands high,
and weighs l,40fTlln.- is er active,
and as line a large liowu as could be
found anywhciu. '
Also, the tine large Imported Ken
tucky .lack WanipMoii. This is one
of the largest .lacks that we could llnd
iu California, ami is an animal of im
mcne bone; is a very sure breeder, and
should be liberally patronized, as he is
one of the very best animals of his
kind. 'J'cmjjx, SO for the season.
The public are cordially invited to
call and inspect the above animals.
Marshllcld, Sept. 15, 1SS4 818 tf
J. E. WISEMAN'S
Ready for Active Work Again.
rpiIK Business Community and my
.L IMtions generally throughout the
Islands will please tiikc notice that I
have returned from my tiip to tho Coast
and with improved iaclllties. for con
ducting my General Olllce Business. 1
most lespcctfully solicit in the future
the patronage heretofore extended to
me during my business engagement in
the Kingdom for the past five years.
Iu addition to my various depart
ments, 1 have been appointed sole Agent
for the St. .To & Hannibal and the Bur
lington and Quincy Hill Hoads, also,
soliciting Agent for the fan Francisco
Illuminating Card AihertUcment Com
pany. Orders for Goods, Wares and
Merchandise, of every kind and nature
sent to the Coast and satisfaction
guaranteed and on the mnt reasonable
In iny Itc.il IMiilo Dcpaitincnt, I have
nlwiivs on band choice propcity to sell
,and ilou-e-, Booms and Olllrcs 'to leaso
and let. I collect rent, pay ami dis
charge taxes, insuranco and oiiler neces
saiyicpaiis when required. Landlords
and Owneis will find that It will bo to
their advantage to place their Ber.l Es
tate interests in my hands, as I will
carefully attend to this branch of my
business to their entile satisfaction.
Custom House Entries executed at
Books and Accounts kept and adjust
ed, and Quarterly Bills distributed ami
collected accurately and promptly.
Soliciting Agent for the Mutual Life
Insurance Co. of New York, also Flro
Don't forget that I do business on
busbies principles. Give nic a call.
.J. 12. WI.SE3IA.jV,
The only recognized General Busino-s
Agent in the Kingdom.
Olllccs, 28 Merchant Street, Campbell's
Firo 1'ioof Block, Honolulu.
P.O. HovillO Telepbouo 172.
House and Furniture to Let.
PLKASAXT HOUSE FOB SMALL
On the Plains, lifteen minutes
walk from the Palace, Here,
tanla stiect, near Kuamauka
slieet, Lot lCOxr,00. Cottage contains
1 rooms, wide front veianuah. Stable
suitable for threo hniees. Storeroom,
kitchen; paddock; chicken coop: bath;
shade trees; largo bed of ferns, Furni
ture consists of one black walnut set,
waidrobe, marble top stand, Piano
woith 1)00; chandeliers, silver ware,
crockery, stove and utensils; rugs,
chairs, matting, mittain, wall plctuies,
Will rent for .TO a month; or sell for
750 cash. No children allowed. Ap
ply or address
J. B. WISEMAN,
General Business Agent, Merchant st.,
815 Honolulu. tf
123 FORT STREET.
: long looked for opening of this
will be. on Monday, Sept. IMh,
Mlth a full stock of
HOI1T. DONNOLLY, manufacturer
of !3oda Water, Ginger Bcor, Hoot Beer
and Sprueo Beer, will oHer to the public
on Monday, cooling drinks superior to'
iinv In the Hawaiian Islands. The
dilnks mentioned above aro manufac
tured at mv Soda Works, back of Pose
Cottage. One trial of my Arctic Soda
will pronounce It the best In the city.
My svrups arc Imported from London,
comprise the choicest of English fruits,
nnnielv Gooseberry, Cheny, Prar,
B'ispb'errv, Strawberry, Lemon, Bed
Currant, Black Currant and Pine Apple,
Sarsapnrllla, Ginger, Orange and Vn
nllla. Any of these fruits at
i5 cts per CrltlSS.
My motto is, to give a superior article
even If It cost more, nnd thereby ensure
With my OINGEIt UERIl, HOOT
BEER and SPltUCE BEEP, I have
been at a heavy expense experimenting
on them, so as to give the public drinks
that will he both strengthening nnd
lefrcshlng In this climate. 1 gunrantec
them strictly VEGETABLE, no MINE
ilALS employed. I use somo of the
llncst medicinal herbs that grow In the
States. The public wants a drink with
some nutriment in it, this you find in
my beers that strengthen the body as
well as dilute the blood for put poses of
a more easy How through the system.
They can bc'tnken by any one as they
are absolutely pure. They aic the most
enjoyable thirst quenchers ever Intro
duced. I will sell them at prices to suit
one and all.
Superior Gcnger Beer, 10c. per bottle.
TJonnolly's Hoot Beer, " " "
Donnolly'B Sprueo Beer, " " "
Candies for the Million
On Saturday, at the Fountain.' My as
soitmcut i.s o'f the finest nnd purest des
cription and will be sold at the lowest
possible in ice. Don't forget and call
early to insuie a packet of these rare
candles for tho loved ones at home. I
have also an assortment of Bou lions,
Cloves and Nuts of all descriptions.
Smokers' Articles a speciality at the
Fountain, all descriptions of home an 1
foreign Cigars, to suit the most fasti
dious. Best brands of Tobacco and
Cigarettes. Hoping to get a share of
public f.atrouago by supplying a good
article, I remain,
81-1 Urn KOI1EKT DONNOLLY.
62 Hotel Street.
AS there is great competition in tl c
Restaurant business nt the present
time, wo shall KEDUCE THE PRICE
OF ISOAIID TO
$4,50 per week
From tl.ls date.
Honolulu, Sept. 8, 188-1.
Estate of the late W. Moriarty
FOR SALE, House
anil Grounds on
llcietanln St.. lots
Nos. 27(1 and 291, 100 x'wo
feet, bavin"' a fionlnfo mi lu-n
streets, lately occupied by Mrs. Wm.
The giuden is well stocked with bear,
ing imported and native fruits; giapes,
figs, bananas, &c, &c; and has water
pines running tluoiigh it.
This desirable property will bo (lis
posed of to the person offering a CASH
PRICE nearest its value.
Address Mrs. Wm. .Moriarty, No. 20
Union Avenue, Monti eal, Canada.
OFFICII TO IjKT.
ONE SIDE of J. E. Wiseman's beau
tlful olllco to rent, with fine olllce
furniture, chandeliers, consultation
room, use of telephone, &c. To a suit
able party reasonable terms will be
given. Apply lo
J. E. WISEMAN,
Gcncial Business Agent, Campbell's,
815 tf Block, Merchant st.
IOIt GENTLEMEN ONLY. Apply
" to MPS. TURNER. 82 King Street,
neaily opposite the Windsor Restaurant,
(!!I0 ly b
ONE LIGHT DEMOCRAT Waggon.
Inquire this Olllce. "' 8l41w
LARGE BED ROOM nnd Sitting
Room, furnished. Aunlv nt this
Olllce. 814 2w
ALL persons shooting game on the
flih-poiuls, inlets and lands of Kn
waiiiui. Kallua, Koolmipoko, will bo
812 lw W. W. DIMOND, Lessee.
Dissolution of Partnership
rpiIE PARTNERSHIP HERETO
JL FORE existing under tho linn of
Kcwcastlc & Sagor is this day dissolved
by mutual consent. The business will
bo carried on by Tho.s. Powcastle, who
will collect all bills of the old firm and
settle all debts.
G. S. SAGER.
Honolulu, Sept. 10, 1884. 813 lw
Ibis just rccidvcl per Muijo i.
Old Virginia Sweet and
Souicllilng idee, piepainland put up by
a Lady In S.tn Framlseo.
Ciilii llfliilc I'lil) Honey,
Maple-Syi up, Apples
Star Hams, Bacon,
and a General Assortment of
Which will be sold as low as the lowest.
Telephone 110. King tltreet.
812 2 iv
KZ IH 1
A I'lNH LOT 01"
Second Growth Ash and Oak
For s.de at lowest mat Net rates.
Also a complete stock of
Carriage & Wagon Matorial
constantly kept on hand, and
W. H. PAGE,
H01I0UM CARRIAGE HAKUFACIOF.i,
NOS. 128 and 1i!0, FORT STIIEET
(opposite Pantheon Stables)
HONOLULU, II. I.
The Manufactory contains a complete
Carriage Shop, Blacksmith Shop, Paint
Shop, and Trimming Shop.
DRAYS AND TRUCKS,
HAND CARTS, &C, SiC.
Made to Order on most favorable terms
and all work guaranteed.
Tlu Closest Attention givi-n K, ro-
Iiali- work of nil UIiiiIn.
Having been in business on the Island
for a number of vears employing none
but tho most Skillful of Mechanics, and
using only At Mnterlal, I can stilctlv
guarantee all woru leaving my Manu
factory. Give me a call before purchasing
Don't forget the place.
128 and 1!X FOPT STREET.
oi'i'osiri: noun's staw,i:s.
W. H. Page,
594 Om PROPRIETOR.
BEGS to inform the public that ho has
per Maripo?a, an elegant assortment of
Gents', Ladies', and Children's
Boots & Shoes
OF THE BEST QUALITY.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Worker
Plumber, Gas Fitter, &c.
Stoves and Ranges
of all kinds.
Plumbers' stock and metals,
House Furnishing Goods,
Chandeliers, Lamps, &e.
N".M Hotel sticet,
Opposite Inten.atloual Hotel,
Canes and Walking Sticks,
Made of every kind of
Brackets, Cornices, Curtain Poles, &o
mndonl the latest designs,
Boots (U Sloes
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1 :.u$V .. JUiAMMHm &.
iLjufewCi&u' & rV-iKk