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BJS1I01 & Co., BARKERS
Honolulu, Hawaiian lfiaiuK
Draw Exchange o.j the
jlnnU oJ' C'rilirorutJi. .. i: t
And ihnr .igenls in
NEW YORK. BOSTON. HONG KONG.
Messrs. N M.HollmchlhlA:Soii, London.
Tha Commercial Until; Ci , of Suluey,
I'tio Commercial Hani Co., of Sydney,
The Hnnk or New Zealand: Auckland,
Chr!lcliiiri!li, und Wellington.
The It ink of lritlh Columbl.i, Vic
torln, H. 0. and I'ortlanil, Or.
Tmiimci i tiniicral RnnUiig l.utdim".
Pledged to neither Sect nor Part;.
Bat CBtibllshed for the) bjnoSt of all.
THURSDAY, NOV. Ii, 1SS1.
THIS EVEHINC'S DOINCS.
Ciymnnsiiim, Skating, 7.
Mywtic Lodge, No. -'. 7:U0.
Ladies' l'rayer .Meeting. Fort St.
Church, at !i o'clock.
AN AMERICAN SCANDAL.
A majority report of the Com
mittee on ICxpcniliturosin the Depart
ment of .luticc, I'nited States, has
been prepared for submission to tho
House of Hepicientalivcs upon the
loasscinbling of Congress. The rc
poi t expresses hopelessness for any
great improvement in the character
of appointed oIllciaN. so long as
public olllce.s are regarded only as
rewards to be bestowed upon the
most unscrupulous political allies of
those having the appointing power.
Introducing the result of investiga
tions, the report says:
'The testimony before the com
mittee clearly shows that utter inclll
eicney and criminal practices have
prevailed in -many parts of this
branch of the public hcrvice for 111:1113
years past, and that the Government
has been a heavy Io-er thereby.
There is a sameness, as also a vari
ety, in the testimony. Tho investi
gation reveals the wonderful unani
mity with which thee olllcers of
almost every grade and in the several
portions of the country have plunder
ed the public treasury by false,
fraudulent and fictitious charges,
and vet the variety in the ways and
means by which they have worked j
their schemes is equally curious, ai
Miows that they have taxed their in
icnuilv to the utmost to Und modes
of accomplishing the one unhallowed ,
purpose of getting money they wens I
not entitled to. They have charged
for aricsts that were not made, for
ttavel that was not performed, for i
expenses that were not inclined, for
guard that were not employed. '
They knowingly rcndeicd false ae- I
counts against the oovci-nment,
miMtppreipiialed public funds, be-e-nmo
defaulters to the Government
and the Coin Is, increased accounts
''after they wcie made up, made up
accounts' in the name of fictitious
persons, arrested persons upon false
charges . worked up by themselves,
exloitcd money fiom private eitv.eiis,
and in way- without number have
-wiiiilleel the Government and op
pressed tho people."
Instances arc then given in large
number eif the oUlcial vagaries of
judicial ollicors, only one or two of
which need here be reproduced as
fair samples of the whole. The late
Marshal of South Carolina is charged
with nine illegal acts during an in
cumbency of twelve or fifteen
months, with making returns to the
Government ol'onlv about one-fifth
of the fees and commissions earned
by him in civil cases, and presenting
for payment accounts of Deputy
Marshals when ho knew they con
tained false, fraudulent and fictitious
Items. When frivolous and vexa
tious prosecution, had led to the
issuance of an orilcr that no United
Slates Commissioner should issue a
warrant of arrest in internal revenue
eases without an aflidavit from an
internal revenue) olllcer who hael
examined the case, the. Deputy Mar
shals secured appointments as
leveuuo ollicoi--, and were then in a
position let work up a case as Deputy
Marshal, sign the required allldavit
as Deputy Collector, and then serve
the warrant ns Deputy Marshal.
They kept it' "largo supply of war
rants signed in blank, armed witli
which they were pieparcd to nrrest
any person they might sec lit upon
any charge imaginable, in vioiaton
of the revenue laws. Of seventy
deputies employed in South Carolina,
the accounts of fully one-half had
been examined, and tlicie was not
ono without a flaw, and in the majo
rity of case's there was absolute dis
honesty. In about a year and u half
iiuiiiii inn in i i in ni.r.,i'irriiiiinri'inn,'r11 "''""
$5,210 nilvnnccil tlio Marshal of
Hint Stnlo could not be accounted
for, and the excessive and illegal
fees charged amounted to $G,G2-1,
making a total deficiency of 8 1 1 ,764
The illegal acquisitions of the Mar
shal of Georgia amounted to S-'U,-000;
of Alabama, S7.-I90. In three
years the Marshal uf "Western Texas
rolled up an amount of 8-10,000 of
Government funds for which he
could not account and is now serving
out a term in the Southern Illinois
penitentiary for his malfeasances of
olllce. The leport concludes with 1
a recommendation that the fee system
of remunerating oflioials should be
abolished, and suggestions of other I
lcforms. It is signed by all the 1
Democratic, members of committee,
and the Republican members arc
going to submit a minority report.
The revelations made arc a strong
Indictment of the system of bestow
ing public ollices as political towards
and the American Government is
only saved from obloquy in the
matter to the extent that it can be
shown to have put forth cffoits to
make its dishonest servants disgorge
their ill-gotten gains, and auswer at
the bar of justice for tho crimes and'
misdemeanors they committed in the
name of justice. " Little Hawaii
will, we fear, have to rely upon fust
principles for good government, if
her big sister cannot show her a
belter example in olllcial purity than
is displayed in the legislative report
referred to above.
THE BRITISH SCIENTISTS-NO. 8.
After the address of Sir V. J.
Uramwcll, F. H. H., on "The Tri
umphs of Engineering," in the me
chanical science section, summa
rized in our last number. Mr. Hcn
jamin Unker presented a paper on
the great bridgo to be built across
the Firth of Forth, Scotland. Wc
lie mentioned that live tenders
were submitted for the woik, the
amounts varying from X'1,-187,000
sterling to X'2,:J01,7(!0, and that the
contract was finally let to Messrs.
Tailored. Arrol & Co., on the 21st
of December, 1882, for fl tC00,000,
which was within (.'."-,000 of the esti
mated cost of the work as prepared
by Mr. Fowler and Mr. Baker him-
i.AC fni I)iiiltniiinli4(iiilt I l 1 il WlCnO
.... ..,...,. of ..,,- :'lm,cli
I in this contract is about one and ti
.. .?..... :.. ..l 1 ..
half miles, and thcic arc two spans
of 1,700 feel each, two of 07o, L" of
108, and five of 25 feet each. In
cluding piers there is thus almost
one mile of main npans and half a
mile of viaduct approach. The clear
headway tinder the centre of the
bridge is 150 feet above high water,
anil the highest part of the bridge is
,'IG I feet above the same. Kach of
these main piers consists of a group
of four cylindrical masonry and con
cictc piers, forty-nine feet in elia
nictcr at the top and from sixty feet
to seventy feet at the bottom. 'The
deepest pier is about seventy feet
below low water, anil the lisc of
' tide is eighteen feet at ordinary
i springs. In tho picis there arc
I about 120,000 cubic yards of ma
sonry, and in the superstructure
about .", 000 tons of steel. Opera
tions were begun in January, 188J5,
so tho ' oiks have now been some
twenty months in progress, and
about 170,000 have been expended
in plant and temporary woiks and
200,000 in the permanent works of
the bridge. At South Quecnsfcrry
an area of about twenty acres of
ground has been laid out in shops
and yards for the manufacture of
the 1,700 foot span, four cylindrical
iron caissons constitute the lower
portions of the main piers of the
biidge. At Jnehgarvie stores and
offices have been built, and as this is
an exposed island in the middle of
the Firth the staying for tho pier
work is of iron, pinned to the rock.
Mr. linker also stated tlio present
condition of the work, and described
in detail, witli illustrations, the
whole structure. In conclusion, he
spoke of the interest taken in this
bridge by Continental and American
engineers, and of the anxiety felt by
This was followed by a paper from
Mr. J. Claikc llenshaw, on the
Severn Tunnel Railway, which is
reported as follows :
In former days, he said, ono of
the coach roads between England
and South Wales crossed the Severn
near the place where a railway tunnel
is now being made. Later on, when
railways were introduced, passen
gers had to leave the train and cross
the river by steam ferry-boat. The
inconvenieiiccjof lliis journey is in-
I creased by the gicat rise of tide,
amounting at limes to over -10 feet;
to do away with this break in tho
' railway communication between tlio
two parts of the country a tunnel is
now being constructed. Tho work
was begun in March, 1878, and no
great dilllciilty was cncouuteicd until
the driftway under the river ivas
nearly completed. Only 130 yards
remained to be driven in order to ,
effect a junction, when a latgc spring
burst into tho drift-way dtiven land
ward from Sudbrook and drowned '
tho works under tho river. This
happened on October ICth, 18,70; '
Sir John llawkshaw, who had pre
viously acted as consulting engineer,
was appointed engincer-in-cliief in
conjunction with Mr. Klcharelson, I
and a contract was made with Mr.
T. A. Walker for the completion of I
the work ; considerable progress has
been mado dining the last JV years.
The Severn is there 2J miles wide
and is a tidal estuary rather than a
river. Owing to the great liso of ,
tide the current is very rapid, reach
ing from ten to eleven knots an hour, '
in certain states of the tide. I
The bed consists throughout of
rock or slate. The speaker also des
cribed the tunnel, tho total length of
which will be 7,011 yards (about -1 A
miles) ; the minimum cover is -lo
feet, the transverse section of the
tunnel has a lining of brickwork two
feet three inches thick, but in sonic
parts, where the nature of the
ground rcndeicd it advisable, the
thickness was increased to three feet
in the arch and side walls. The
bricks aie all vitrillcd and arc nianu
factuied on the giound from mate
rial obtained in the excavation, 150,
000 to 170,000 being made in a
week. He spoke of the dilllculties
encountered, that of dealing with
the water so far being the greatest.
This difllculty is overcome by pump
ing, the methods and apparatus
being fully described and illustrated
by the speaker, lie also mentioned
the explosives used, the principal
and most satisfactory being toriste,
its funics being found less noxious
than those of dynamite. The speaker
concluded by describing the ventila
tion and lighting of the tunnel.
Know all residents of the Hawai
ian Kingdom, that from henceforth
no one but the writer in the little
dodger may mention anything what
soever about tlio Great American
Nation. It appears the G. A. N.
at some time or other gave tempo
rary shelter to that interesting waif
on the sea of humanity. At all
events, he makes such a noise when
a perfidious Briton mentions that
republic, no matter how respect
fully, that it would be a good idea
for our Ifcsident Minister at Wash
ington, as an evidence of Hawaiian
friendship, to suggest that ho should
be appointed guardian to tho statue
of "Liberty lCnlightcning the
World" at the entrance of New
York harbor. There would then bo
no danger of any Canadian skipper
stealing tlte French toy, to make a
St. Lawrence lighthouse of. The
other day wc had the temerity to
give some humorous advice to
electors in tho mock Presidential
election, without having consulted
this important patron of the afore
said Great American Nation. Ever
since lie has been abusing the auda
cious Canadian, this morning reach
ing the verge of making the lattcr's
offence an international question.
Unfortunately 11. IJ. M. S. Con
stance is not in port, and there is no
use in a Britisher seeking protec
tion from the (Senium man-of-war
during the continuance of l'rince
Bismarck's present frame of miutl
toward England. Our on!' recourse
is to appeal to the American Consul
for protection, upon the plea that
the editor lias a large family con
nection on his own side in the United
States and married a Connecticut
THE FIRE FIEND.
About half-past three o'clock yes
terday afternoon, a fire broke out
on the premises of Mr. James Mc
Guirc, Eire Marshal, Alapai street,
and in lialf-an-hour the whole build
ing was burnt to the ground, so
rapidly diel the flames spread. It
appears that Mr. McGuirc was on
the front verandah when the girl
came and told him there was fire in
the bedroom. lie immediately went
to that room, but in a moment saw
that the place was doomed, and
commenced to save all he possibly
could, which was very little. He
tried to get at the telcphouo to raise
an alarm of fire, but tlio flames drove
him back. There was somewhat of
a strong wind blowing at the time,
which greatly assisted the fiery
fiend. Tlio Firo Department arrived
too late lo be of any use, though
they saved some outbuildings from
destruction. The house is the pro
perty of His Honor Judge Bickcrton,
and is insured for 1,000 in the
Fireman's Friend Insurance Co.
Mr. McGuiro was not insured and
loses everything, except a lounge,
a few chairs ami other small things.
A very line-toned piano was burnt
up. Tho origin of the Arc is un
a SINGLE MAN IN A I'll IV ATE
XV FAMILY, lotako charge of horses
milk two or three cows, and uinke him
self generally useful. Only a compe
tent mm need apply. Address II. O.
857 lw Hawaiian Hotel.
REGULAR CASH SALE
Postponed until Saturday,
Nov. 8th, at 10 a. :n at our Sales Room.
T.vews .- T.r.vrv.
802 ','i Auctioneer.
RflR. W. C. PARKE
HAS AN OFFICE IN MIL OOD
FHEY RHODES' Fno proof
Hulldlugon Kanlmiaauu street, and will j
bo happy to attend to auv business en ,
trusted io his cure. SOU Dm
A Consignment of
dust to hand ex Borelcaiix,
Bn Wood and Bottle
Just the thing for this Climate.
Fou Saix uv
G. W. Mticfaiiano & Co.
A CIIA-SE A YEXDA no, nrninzen
A ele Maefarlauu it Co. juueto ao
Jlaueo, imia eoiiIgnacao de luagnifli-o
Vlnho do mea ehegailo de Portugal no
vapor "Jlordeaux." Vai cheguiulo o
Natal. Appioveltem a oeeaslau.
8(U2w MACTAKLANE & CO.
Adjoining Do Ill's,
123 FORT STREET.
Cold Drinks for Young and Old.
Superior Ginger Beer, 10c. per bottle.
Donnolly's Root Besr, " " "
Dounolly's Spruce Beer, " " "
These Heer.saie the most pleasant
and healthiest buverai;" known.
Tliey eleanso and purify the blood,
which renders them not only an ex
cellent drink but good for invalids,
and will mom lendlly quench thirst
without producing any delete! Ions
CANDIES ! CANDIES ! !
Home inide Creams and Caramels,
all Miiicties tie-h daily. Finest
selection nt Imported Candies.
ChaeV celebrated Uo-lon Lozenges
lhiut:irom:itieciiality In thcmaiket.
NUTS AND BON-BONS ! ! i
Wmolte! Hmolct-! SSinoIce I
My .Manilas mo the bt-,t in town.
Cnino in and judge for yemrsclf.
American, Havana and Hineley'h
re.Iflir.ilcd Home-made Cigars id
w.iyn on hand. Chewing and Hinok.
in:; Tobacco, cut foil itniT plug. A II
eaiietie-iof Cigarettes at the Koux.
S(W" ' ' 11015KUT DONXOLLY.
J A GERMAN as Gaidener or Hos.
.O iler in a private family, or any
kind of oiit-ldo work.
Apply .1. E. WISEMAN.
8iil lw 2S Merchant sticct.
BY AX EXPERIENCED, SOIIEH
.MAX, to take care of Horses
c-itn milk a cow if required. Apply to
the Fashion Stables. 801 2t
A MAN OH l!OY to t-ike care of a
Garden. German preferred. Ap
ply nt 1 8(11 tf THIS OFFIOE.
Those In want of Good, Fresh, Clean,
Machine Made Poi,
Can obtain the banie by loivlng order.i
anil container with
JF. 13. OAX,
At Piiclllc Na-lgalloii Co.'.s Hulldlng,
801 Queen sticct. tf
The Puunui Dairy for Sale.
LEASE 1,000 ACRES. 7 YEARS TO
HUN, Hcntal $1,000 per year. fiOO
head of choice cattle, 14 head of Horses,
1 AVngon, a Cottage, Dairy Improve
C2- Sell Good Will ami everything
Hiioughout for ?1'.,000. Addiessor ap
ply to J.E. WISEMAX.
b(H) lw General Engine's Agent.
Cottage to Let and Furniture
. For S&le !
AT XO. 151 FOHT STHEET, above
Eerefaula street, a neatly furnish
ed 4 looiurel Cottage. Fiirultiiie for
Sale at iJlfiO. Re-ntil of Cottage, S?20
per month, suitable for small family.
Apply lo .I.E. WISEMA'X.
800 lw Houto Hroker.
rPHE undersigned, who has miido nr
X laagciiicuts for opining a Poiiu.
guefu behoof, will also give lemons in
Hint language to foreigners understand
ing French. For particulars apply to
31. A. Cousalvcs & Co., 07 Hotel st. '
859 tf .1. A. M. OSOHIO,
J, E. WISEMAN'S
if Business Card
Ready for Activo Work Again.
THE Business Community Dad my
Patrons generally throughout ilie
Island will please take notice that I
have returned from my trip to the Coast
and with improved tncilltles for con.
ducting my Ocncral Olllce DuslncM. 1 j
most respectfully solicit In Hie future !
the pntronngo licrctofmo extended to j
me during my bu-lness engagement In
the Kingdom "for the pnst live years.
In addition to my various depart
ments, I have licoii appointed Mile Agent
for the St. Jo ii Iliuinllml and the llur
llngton and Qulney Hull Heads', also,
folfclting Agent for the fan Frnnchco
Illuminating Card Advertisement Com
pany. Orders for eJoods, Wares and
Merchandise of every kind mid nature
sent to the Coast, and satisfaction
guaranteed und on Hie most ici-jotmlile
In my Ileal Estate Department, I have
always on hand choice piopcrty to sell
and JIousoJ, Hooins and Ollices to lcae
anil let. I collect rent, pay and dls
clinrge tuxes, insurance and older ncecs
piny repairs when reipilrcel. Landlords
and Owners will find thill it will he to
their advantage to place their Heal Es
tate Interests In my hands, ns I will
carefully attend to this branch of my
business to their entire f nthfactlon.
Custom House Entries executed at
Hooks and Accounts kept and adjust
ed, and Quarterly Hills distributed and
collected accurately and promptly.
Soliciting Agent for tho Mutual Life
Insurance Co. of New York, also Fire
Don't forget that I do business on
business principle?. Give me a call.
.J. 13. WISEMAjV,
The only iccogulzcd General Huslncss
Agent In the Kingdom.
Ollices, 28 Merchant Street. Campbell's
Fire Proof Uloek, Honolulu.
P. O. Hoi . 115 Telephone 17S.
JDEGS to Inform the nubile that he has
- JUST RECEIVED
per Mariposa, an elegant assortment of
Gents', Ladles', and Children's
Boots & Shoes
OF THE BEST QUALITY.
W. H. PAGE,
HONOLULU CARRIAGE MANUFACTORY'
XOS. 128 and RIO, FOHT STHEET
(oppoblle Pantheon Stables)
HONOLULU, H. I.
The Manufactory contnini- a complete
Carriage Shop, lilacl-smith ,.,iop, Paint
Shop, and Trimming Shop.
DRAYS AND TRUCKS,
HAND CARTS, &C, &C.
Made to Order em most favorable terms
and all work guaranteed.
Tin) ClOHi-Nt Attention c'vvu to re--inlr
woi'Ic or nil Ulniln.
Having been in business on Hie Island
for a number of years employing nono
but the most Skillful of Mechanics, anil
using only Al Material, I can (strictly
guarantee all woric leaving my 3Ianu
factory. Give mo a call before purchasing
Don't forget the iihi.ee.
128 and 130 FOHT STHEET.
oi'i'osn-i: noun's staih.i'.s.
For Freight or Charter.
Apply at the
84 1 1 in I'Acirio Navigation Co.
JUST RECEIVED PER
FOR SALE 11Y
J. I. DOWSETT,
8irilm QUEEN STREET.
Boots f Shoes
rpiIL UniUi-i-lgiicil Proprietor of tho
PIONEER HM CA1IDV FACM
desires tolnfoini hlspntiont and the pub
Ho cent-tally Hint notwlth-tnmlliig iht- .
recent DISASTROUS FIRE, lias erected
A NEW FACTORY ond BAKERY,
On a murh more Extensive Scale whle-li
Is-now In Fui.TjOri'UAiio.v, and whli-h
will be In complete) working older by an
Early Arilval of new Machinery nail
Tools; and is now again prepnieil ,to
CHOICEST PURE CANDIES
and will nl way ii linve on hand hi-, deli
cious Fresh Made
VANILLA CHOCOLATE CREAMHj
RICH NUQAT IN BARS,
SUGAR ROASTED ALMONDS,
CREAM CANDIES of great vnilc-ty orr
Gum Drops, and Gum Fruit
Of all descriptions. All those Home
Made Fresh and Pure Confections, I sell
at 50 cents PER POUND.
RICH WEDDING CAKE
Of the Finest Flavor, in all size always
! on linml and ornamented in the
I most artistic ttvle.
always fresh, us also
Homo Made Mince Meat
for sale at CO cents per pniind.
AVI11 receive perConsuelo the balance
of my new niachlneiy of the newest ele.
signs formniiufactuiint all descriptions
of plain Candies; thanking the public
for prelous liberal patronage and so.
llciting a continuance ftf same'.
Practical Confectioner and Pastry Cook.
Tin: Oi. stand. 71 Hotel street
P. O. Rn Xo. 75; Telephone No. 74
WENMR fe CO.
!Hi FttllT NTIt--.T,
Have on hand Now Foreign and Home
Watohes, Braoelets, Necklets,
Pins, Lockets, Clocks,
And Ornaments of nil kinds.
Silver and Gold Plate.
Elegant Solid Silver Tea Sets
Suitable for Presentation.
Hiigriiviii;; anil Xatlvc Jewelry
Repairing iu nil Its branches.
3 Solo Agents (or King's Eyo Prcscrvors.
THE WINDSOR RESTAURANT,
-1IKA1.S ate-fel 3IKAI.S
Cook'dtoord'rvI-:-At nil hours
Oysters, Celery, Salmon, and Fruit
Received by every steamer.
Tho Best Lunch in Town,
Tea and Ooffee at All Hours
The finest Urands of Clears nnd
Tobacco, always on hand.
AT Till! I'AUK
IS OPEN EVERY DAY.
HTTlie only sea-sido resort in the
Kingdom. If. J. X-OLTE,
(Succossor to C. P. Ward.)
All orders for cartage promptly nt.
tended to, at the lowest rates. Also for
White and IllueU Mnnil
la quantities to suit, nt lowest prices.
i UAVA WOOD CHARCOAL, In any
vT e-uttiitity, from 1 to 100 bag,
FOR SALE BY
704 Queen Street.
GEO. E. SHERMAN.
No. 8 M -.unaki-a St.
Trees ami Saddles of all kinds mado to
order and repairing Harness, etc., eloim
In short notice. All orders promptly at
tended to. GD3 ly
ALVJN II. ItASEMANN,
PAPEH-HULER and ULANK-EOOlt
Hook Eluding of nil description neatly
and promptly executed.
Gazelle Building . . .Merchant street
Beam L Salmi
i-Mi.'&ij ,. .atv
t . . v.MirtMikcKMte ' ':$? -tji
'Aj; '. v n.& Mi v.;, v , , X; p,cik a; , ,