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BISHOP & Co., BANKEKS
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islnmlp-
Draw Exchange; on Hip
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And their agents In
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Messrs. N. M. Rothschild &Son, London.
Tho Comiiiorcliil Hank Co., of Sydney,
WTlio Commercial Hunk Co., of Sydney,
Tho Bank of New Zealnml: Auckland,
OlirKchureh, and Wellington.
"Tho Hank of BlliUh Columbia, Vic.
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Transact a (lenorni Hanking Husiness.
PleJjjcJ to neither Ucct nor Party.
Sat oitibllihol for t'u b3n0.lt of nil.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 10, 1881.
Meeting Hose Co. No. 1, at 7:30
Oahu Lodge, No. 1 K. of P. 7:!10.
Rcthcl Prayer Meeting, :it 7:30.
Fort St. Church, Prayer Meeting
St. Andrew's Cathedral, usual
Although there is a diversity of
opinion us to the amount of silver
required for circulation, yet it seems
generally agreed that it is a good
deal less than that now on hand.
Calculations, however, should not
exclude tho desired eventuality of a
greatly expanded volume of busi
ness when times revive. The ex
change of the national silver for gold
adds an item to the costliness of that
coinage. It would be a serious blun
der if the new expense were incurred
not only unnecessarily but to the
detriment of internal trade. "Would
it not be preferable to lock up a
quantity of the silver in the mean
time, to be released only upon pub
lic demand, and try to get more
gold on the credit of the country.
The silver laid away would help to
pay for the additional gold if the
former was not needed in circulation.
This suggestion is made with a view
to bringing about a practical solu
tion of the question as to the amount
of silver needed. At the same time,
we have serious doubts that an equi
librium between gold and our pre
sent silver coinage can be perma
nently established. If our silver
dollar is only worth eighty-five cents,
or any number of cents less than a
hundred, an equilibrium between
that coinage and American gold
means nothing more or less than a
premium on the actual value of the
silver. If an eighty-five cent piece
can be matlo by artificial scarcity as
good as a gold dollar, then a iifty
ccnt piece may be likewise so appre
ciated. A contemporary cites the
case of England, where silver is a
legal tender only to a limited
amount, to show that under a gold
standard traders receive sufficient
gold from their customers to coun
terbalance their receipts of silver,
and enable them to reduce the
amount of the latter in giving
change. It is to be feared that a
parallel between the case of England
and that of this country cannot be
established. In England the differ
ence between the respective actual
values of tho gold and silver curren
cies is very slight, and sometimes
nothing. The price of silver bul-.
lion, or metal, in the market is more
liable to fluctuations than that of
gold, on account of its being a more
common and easily got metal. These
fluctuations of silver are ordinarily
'slight, and the average actual value
of silver for long periods is pretty
stead'. England's gold and silver
currencies arc kept as near equal
value as natural conditions allow.
Therefore, nothing except circum
stances over which tho nation has no
control can place English silver at
, home at any appreciable discount.
In Hawaii, on the other hand, wo
havo a silver currency a long way
below the actual value of the standard
adopted. Tho problem is how to
make an eighty-five or ninety cent
piece buy a dollar's worth of any
thing within this Kingdom. The re
medy most generally proposed is to
forcibly create- a scarcity of the
eighty-five .cent pieces. "Wc arc im
pelled to fear that our silver coinage
can only bo established on a par
with gold by being passed through
tho melting pot and recast in larger
Makmalaui: ip made from banana
'skins iu Philadelphia.
THE FIRST STEP IN THE
A ceremony, unusual in this conn
try, but frequent in tho old Christian
world, and on the new Continent,
too, look place on tho day before
yesterday, December 8th, in the
Roman Catholic Cathedral of Hono
lulu. A young lady, Anita Costa,
entered tho novitiate of the Sisters
of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and
Mary. The cathedral was pretty
well crowded with persons of different
creeds, anxious to witness the cere
mony. The ceremony began by chanting
the " Vcni Creator," to call the
Holy flhost upon the young postu
lant ; then followed a solid and in
teresting sermon by I lis Lordship
the Uishop of Olba, on the religious
life, which so many persons of the
world misunderstand and depreciate
because of their not knowing it.
His Lordship explained how the re
ligious life is, according to Saint
I'aul, excelling by far the married
slate ; and in what consist the three
vows made by a person entering this
life. Consecrated to God she has
only to care for God's sake, while
the greatest care of a wife is to try to
please her husband. He addressed
a few words to the young postulant
to make her understand well what
she was about to do. And after ho
had blessed the religious robe and
veil, lying in two small baskets, she
retired a little while to quit her
worldly clothes and put on tho reli
gious habit, while the choir wa3
chanting tho psalm, "In Exitu Is
rael." Then she returned, and knelt
down to pronounce tho formula of
her resolutions of trying to practise
poverty, chastity and obedience, by
which she became a. novice of the
congregation of the Sacred Hearts of
Jesus and Mary, with the hope of
making, after the usual lime of pro
bation, th'c three vows of poverty,
chastity and obedience, and so be
coming irrevocably a member of this
congregation, which has been so
much devoted, for so many years, to
the spiritual and temporal welfare of
the young girls of these Islands.
When she had taken her resolu
tions she had to kiss the Superioress
and other sisters of the congrega
tion, as a token of her happiness at
being admitted in their midst.
This impressive ceremony was fol
lowed and closed by the benediction
of the lllcssed Sacrament. Com.
THE ANNUAL MHSSACE.
The Government had more than
once recently to take action for pre
serving international obligations to
Spain. Vigilance had been ordered
at points near the Cuban coast to
prevent further filibustering expedi
tions from tho United States to Cuba.
A commercial agreement, calculated
to produce tho most intimate trado
relations between the United States
and the Spanish Antilles, would bo
submitted to the Senate. Negotia
tions successfully concluded for a
treaty of commercial reciprocity with
Canada would likewise be submitted.
Turkey was still incorrigible with re
gard to the redress of complaints in
behalf of American citizens, and
the carrying out of treaty obliga
tions to America in her, tariff.
The claims against Venezuela
were still unsettled. Tho Central
and South American Commission,
appointed in pursuance of tho policy
of enlarging commercial intercourse
with the Spanish-American States,
would soon proceed to Mexico. The
report of the International Meridian
Conference would bo submitted.
Attention is called to the importance
of having somo fit representation of
the nation at international exhibi
tions, special mention being mado
of an International Inventors' Exhi
bition to be held in London next
May. International regulations for
preventing collisions at sea had been
agreed to 03' all maritime nations
except the United States. Copy
right treaties were still regarded by
tho Government as inadvisable. An
enlargement is recommended of tho
neutrality laws so as to cover all
patent acts of hostility committed in
American territory and aimed against
the peace of a friendly nation. This
recommendation has reference prim
arily, of course, to tho operations of
Irish dynamiters. The remainder of
the messago urges reform of tho
naturalization laws and tho reorgan
ization of tho diplomatic and consular
service of tho nation.
"l'rimo Minister Ferry has offered
to Lord Lyons, British Ambassador
at Paris, to conclude n supplement
ary extradition treaty with England,
which shall cover tho escape of
convicts from Caledonia to Austra
lia." That looks as if Franco was
desirous of placating the angry
Australians, and Removing tho
grounds of their clamoring for tho
absorption .of all the neighboring
islands by tho Empire.
It is to bo hoped that the Saturday
sheet, grievously tormented with
"prosy contemporaries, is kept
out of the hospitals and away from
invalid strangers. Let those who
are appointed to death die easily, by
all means, and those for whom there
is any hope have all the chances
possible for their lives. Any one of
several results of nightmare ravings
and dictionary burglaries in the last
issue of that winding sheet would
kill at a hundred yards. This is
written to anticipate the next appari
tion of that symposium of meretri
The following is a recent news
item: "The depreciation qf land in
England continues. An estate in
Devonshire, one of the most bcauti
ful and fertile counties in England,
has been sold for 8,000, for which
18,000 was refused a few years
ago." The worst depreciation of
land in the United Kingdom is that
pioduccd by lordly owners of tho
soil, in turning human beings off it
to make room for cattle, sheep and
game. Good speed to any process
of retribution such as the above, if
it brings them to a duo sense of
their accountability for the uso they
make of their inherited wealth and
power. The land for the people and
to be peopled, is the doctrine to pre
serve the British nation and to build
up this one of Hawaii.
Cm:vi:i.and finds himself embar
rassed by the number and character
of the presents sent him. Ho has
already received canes enough to
keep the While House in stove
wood, and his daily receipts of bou
quets would stock a florist's Jshop.
But somebody in Brooklyn sent him
a Newfoundland pup, and this was
returned to the donor in other
words, declined with thanks. Cleve
land's admirers throughout tiic
country will please take notice that
canes and bouquets go, but not
dogs, if you please. This is not
to be a bull-pup administration.
The Democrats here might send
the boy a big stalk of Hawaiian
sugar cane, to enlist his sweet tooth
on behalf of the Treaty.
A MIDDLE AGED AMEHICAN
woman wants r. situation to wait
on an Invalid, or ilo light hoiwoworli.
Address G. A. It. tills oiilce.
AN EXPERIENCED NURSE do.
sires a situation. Would under
take licht housework. Apply at 151
THOROUGH GOOD SADDLE
Home, lias an easy call, and is also
one of tho beat bullock horses on tho Is
lands or 1 will exchange him for a good
harness horse. Cash, 'price $175, war
ranted In every respect. Apply United
Carriage Co's olllce, next E. O. Hall's,
King street. 8'JO lw
T"V a young German, can do any kind
jl- ot outsme won. arid
tiling about horses
J. E. WISEMAN,
General Business Agent
At Palama, near Reformatory
iJfi.niwitcSciiooi, a comfortable cottage,
uuusSnsurroumlcd with shade trees.
Easy terms to a good tenant. Apply to
On the picmlsos, or .1. E. Wiseman, 27
'Merchant st,, Honolulu. 838
At Palama, near Rcformntorv
School, a new and commodious
IcottaKC Suitable for a family.
Has nover been occupied. Easy terms
to a good tenant.
On tho premises, or J. E. Wiseman, 27
Merchant St., Honolulu. 888
A CHESTNUT brown clipped horse
with whito feet. Aayone giving
information of tho samo to this ofllcc
will bo rowarded. 888 tf
MR. W. C. PARKE
HAS AN OFFICE over Bishop & Co.'s
Hank, and w 1 1 J he happy to attend
to i.nv business entrusted to Ids care.
A GOOD CHANCE.
I'CMtaiii'nut For Null.
WELL furnlnlicd, good location, do
inir coort business. Lease lias 5
years to run at a low rental. Tho owner'
is compelled to lcavo tho Kingdom on
account of ill-health. Apply to
JNO. A. PALMER,
885 ?w Ileal Estate Agent.
LATEST F0REICN NEWS.
A London cable special of tho
29th November says: A tremen
dous sensation has been caused by
the publication iu tho North German
Oazcltc (Prince Bismarck's organ)
of 'a scries of letters dated at Capo
Town, and urging Germany to an
nex territory hitherto occupied by
England in Africa. There is a sus
picion that the letters were written
in the Imperial Chancellory and arc
part of the machinery which is ex
pected to boom the next Emperor of
Germany as tho fostcrfalhcr of colo
The unsatisfactory slate of the
navy'is cngroiiifT'imich public at
tention in Great Britain. Tho move
ments of other nation in the direction
of foreign colonies have stirred up
public spirit to such an extent that
it is believed tho House of Commons
will readily pass a vote of 10,000,
000, spread over a' term of years, in
order to bring the British navy up
to a position equal to that of any
two other national navies.
Catch of 1 884.
FOR SALE BY
REGULAR monthly meeting of Paul,
no Hose Co. is postponed till "Wed
nesday evening, nt 7.S0 sharp.
A' II. ItASEMAN, Foreman.
I'Bii C. K. MILLER, Secretary. 8S8 at
BF YOU WAflST
Photograph Albums, Autograph Albums
Toy Hooks, etc., go to
J. M. OAT, JR., & CO.
And talk CASH and you will probably
get them as cheap,
Than at some of the stores where
adveitisu to give goods away.
DON'T FORGET I DON'T FORGET I
J. Stfl. OAT, JR., & CO.
8SS 25 MERCHANT STREET. " tf
FIRST CLASS COOKS, German and
wife, wish situation. Please call
or address (g8,-l) 31 ALAKEA ST.
SMALL COTTAGE AT LELEO.
A mil v to T. W. -RAWLINS,
FOR SALE BY
H. HACKFELD & Co.
MY BLACKBOARD LIST.
SEVERAL Cottages to lease in varl
ous parts of the city and suburbs.
Leasehold propqrty for sale and lodging
houso to lease with furniture for bale.
CSTSce Wiseman's now Blackboard in
window of onice. J. E. WISEMAN,
General Business Agent & Ileal Estato
Broker. 885 lw
H. Hackfeld & Co.
Having cloirul their old stock at Auc
lion are now opening cases of
FOUW G-OOBS !
Suitable for tho Season, Just arrived per
O. 3X.. iOi.sliop
887 And other lato arrivals. lw
Building Lots for Sale.
SEVERAL building lots for sale or
rent at Kapabuua. near theXluhc.
lewal bridgo, on tlio Ewa sido of 1I10
lane leading to Amtin's ostato. Easy
tonus. Applv lo W. C. AC1U,
Law olUco of'W. It. (.'iistlo. 837 tf
A FIXE sorrel
liorso In splendid con-
Well-brokcn to harness
LYOAN & CO.
File Rett Salmon !
Communcing on lhu 1st duy of December,
and continuing throughout the month, we
will offer our entire sloelc, without reserve,
itt cost. All classes of goods are included
in this offering, and genuine bargains may
be obtained strictly for ensh.
B.F.EHLERS& CO., FortS
FANCY GOODS EMPORIUM!
Novelty Head Quarters !
J&jAJEi lODK, TBOE JC-lOl--l3C-"Y !
CliriSuias Presents & lew Year's Gills
MAKK YOUNG AND OLD HAPPY.
PRESENTS FOR BABIES,
" " YOUR GREAT GRAND-FATHER,
" " YOUR RELATIONS,
Can now be selected from tho stock of Holiday .Goods now being onaned
AT THE HAWAIIAN BAZAR.
IOO FORT STREET.
BSF Call, examine and see the largest stock in the Kingdom, -"a
872 KENNEDY & CO., Proprietors.
JOSEPH. E. WISEMAN,
Tho Only Recognized General Business Agent on tho Hawaiian Islands.
ESTABLISHED 1 870.
Offices in Campbell's Fire-proof Building, 27 Merchant St.; Honolulu, H. I.
x. o. iiox :iib
REAL ESTATE AGENT Buys and sells Real Estato in all parts of the King
dom. Rents Olllccs, Houses, Cottages and Rooms.
SOLICITING AGENT FOR WILBUR'S INTER-ISLAND STEAMEHS-Tour
ists nuil the Traveling l'uhlio will apply to me for Tickets and information to
SOLICITING AGENT FOR THE MUTUAL L'IFE INSURANCE CO. OF NEW
YORK Tho Largest, Grandest and Soundest Institution of its kind In tho
AGENT FOR THE GREAT BUHLINGTON RAILWAY ROUTE IN AMERICA
This Route excels all other routes going East, tho ecenery hcing tho gramlct,
the meals tho choicest and the Palace ana Dining Cars tho handsomest and most
EMPLOYMENT AGENT Finds Employment for all socking work In tho vari
ous brandies of industry on the Islands.
SOLICITING AGENT FOR THE CUT OF LONDON FIRE INSURANCE CO.
Tho best known Company lu the Islands.
CUSTOM HOUSE BROKER Enters Goods at Custom House, pays and discharges
Freight and Duty Bills under power of Attorney.
MONEY BROKER Loans Money at all times 011 first-class sccuritly.
GENERAL BUSINESS AGENT Legal Papors of every description drawn. Bills
Distributed and Collected. Books and Accounts kept and adjusted. Records
Searched. Rents Collected. Taxes and Ins'uiauco on Property looked alter.
Copying and Engrossing done. Advertisements, Newspaper Articles, Conce-
poudcuco and Commercial Business of every naturo promptly and accurately
AGENT FOR THE NEW MUSIC HALL AT HONOLULU-Companics nbroad
will correspond with 1110 for terms, etc. Orders for Island Shells, Curios, Lava
Specimens, Native Views and Photos carefully filled and foi warded to all partB
oi the World.
U2" Information appertaining to tho Islands given and all coircspondcnco faith...
.TOSKMI K, WISfiHAN,
873 General Business Agent, Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
DILLINGHAM & Co.
Importers & Dealers in Hardware & Agricultural Implements,
Els., Etc., Elc.
Fenco Wivo ami Staples, Korosonu Oil a specialty.
Paints, Varnishes, Turpentine-,
House Furnishing Goods, Plated Ware, &c., &c,
. 4JUIJ .
'BOYS, v "".
LADIES, ' ''."
YOUR MOTHER, t
YOUR FATHER, . ;
YOUR GREAT GRAND-MOTHER,
Etc., Etc., Etc.