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, Scaled proposals will bu received tit
the olllco oftlie Minister of tho tntorlor
until 12 o'clock noon on Saturday, the
iiStli day ot February, 1S83, for tbe ron
Minctlon of tliu woiks liuieln named.
Plans and specifications may bo ex
amined ut the olllcc of )he MinWtcr on
and after the nth day of l'elnuary, issr.
The. works to be constructed nic
l'lnd This basin of tin Storage Rc
vervolr, I.e., li'movlng nil tiecs and
other vegetable gi on ths, und excavating
and lcniovhlg all catth and rock within
the Indicated lines.
Second Building u dam of ilr-t-rl:i-s
nibble masonry laid In full bed of
Third Laying the Hue of llftcen and
twelve Inch pipes and setting gates be
tween the storage icerolr and that of
dWlilbutlnn, and fiom the latter to the
point of connection with tho pipe .y.tcin
of the city. Note ThN woik maybe
divided and let in two or tlnce s-eetloiK.
Fourth Constructing the distributing
reservoir consisting of an excavation
lined with hydraulic- cement, concrete
.or brick-work laid in full liydiaulie
cement bed and joints, the crosswall
and bays to" bo similaily concluded
and the whole roofed over.
All proposals iim,t be cndoived "l'io
posais for"' (doing thepaitleiilar woik
for which the bid is made).
A bond must bu executed by tho
contractor with two (2) approved .-luetics
conditioned upon the faithful per
formance of the eontiaet.
The Minister icscrvc the light to
1 eject tiio low est or any bid.
Bids may be made for all the above in
Minister of Interior.
Interior Olllce. Dec. '20, 1SS4. !0S 3t
BISHOP & Co., BANKERS
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
Draw Exchaugc ou the
JSitulc ol OtUilbraiu,, S. TP.
And tlicir agents in
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Messrs. N. M.Rothschild &Son, London.
Tlio Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
The Commercial B.mk Co., of Sydney,
The Bank of Hew Zealand: Auckland,
Christchurch, and Wellington.
The Bank of British Columbia, Vic-
toria, B. C. and Portland, Or.
Transact a General Banking Business.
Hedjjod to neither Sect nor Forty,
Bat established for the benefit of all,
FRIDAY, JAN. 2, 1885.
THIS EVENINC'S DOINGS.
Imp. Order of Red Men, at 7 -MO.
Morning Star Lodge, K of P. 7 : 300
The first number of the Ifyiend,
under its new management, is very
readable, newby and well made up.
The San Francisco Chronicle gives
a list of 77 Pacific Coast, and 25
Eastern papers, which oppose the
renewal of the Hawaiian Treaty.
Mr. Blaine, hopeless of getting a
fair trial in Indiana, has abandoned
his libel suit against the Indianapolis
Sentinel, for reflections upon his
That mine of Hastiness, the Sharon
marriage ease, is, it is to be
hoped, worked out. Judge Sullivan
has decided that Sarah Althea, whom
Senator Sharon tried to east off
after getting tired of her, has been
proved to be the Senator's lawfully
Our San Francisco letter is very
long, "but by no means tedious. It
takes a very blue view of tbe pros
pects of the Treaty. Still, even the
California press is not Congress,
and its sudden veering and most
remarkable attitude, it may be
hoped will prove to have been taken
too late for the interests prompting
them. The petition of the merchants
ought to have more weight with the
legislators of tho American nation
than the suspiciously furious utter
ances of a lot of pocket organs.
W. ' . Vfnnln.,n .( 7l,W .M Willi Vfll'l
, taste, pays its Now Year's respects
to the public in an acrimonious
f; political article. It savagely attacks
members of tho white race for trying
to get the Government in tlicir
bauds during the past year. With
unparalleled audacity and dishonesty,
too, it endeavors to identify tho
Opposition with such measures ns
the Libel, Lottery and Avmy Or
ganization bills. Surely there is no
patty, class or person here repre
sented by a paper that makes a stake
of native prejudice against the while
people. It is safe to say that a moic
unseasonable, silly, unjust and
untrue Now Year's inticlc never
appeared in any respectable paper.
SAN FRANCISCO LETTER.
Holiday Nivrr.s Bum Pkospkct ion
Tin: Hawaiian Tukatv. Gi:ni:i:ai,
(1'ioin Our Own Cmii'Mioiulunl.)
The approach of Christinas and
the New Year has done but little to
stimulate trade. This is the chronic
cry. On all siiKs complaints arc
loud that there is nothing doing.
Yet if one strolls through the busi
ness parts of the city he will sco that
everybody is busy, that goods are
being handled and shipped freely
and that most of our merchant
princes wear Mulling faces. It is
tiuc, no doubt, that the good old
times have passed, yet there is a
constant and steady stream of busi
ness still effected in the city of the
Golden Gale. There arc croakers
everywhere you even Imc them in
your little tropical city, and perhaps
with more cause. Hero thcic are
chronic croakers who growl con
linuously if they don't turn over
their thousands a day. If they did
they would still cry for more. Busi
ness is no more dull in San Fran
cisco than it is in other parts of the
world. Competition is more keen
and the days of exorbitant prices
and high profits are at an end.
Therein lies the trouble. New and
younger blood is daily stepping in to
compete with those who fondly
imagined that they "liilcd the
is always a prominent topic of con
versation. Now it necessarily must
be so. This is the ninth consecutive
day on which rain has fallen steadily
and almost continuously. Over five
inches of vain have been registered
since ICth inst., and there arc ample
prospects of more to come. Farmers
were complaining that they wauted
rain. They got it and are not con
tent. They say that they have had
too much. Winch is the greater
growler, the merchant or the farmer?
Give it up ask an easier one. Rain
has its advantages, especially when
it comes in a deluge. It cleans out
the sewers and purifies some of the
stagnant holes with which our city
festers. It has also its disadvan
tages, inasmuch as many of the dens
and cellars in Chinatown have been
flooded, with the result that John
has been compelled to cart his be
longings into the highways. Passing
through Chinatown this morning I
saw heaps of foetid rubbish, supposed
to be clothes and furnituie, that had
been dragged from the underground
dens and were then lying on the
streets, emitting rank, .steaming
odors. They were veritable piles of
rottenness that would have disgraced
has approached almost unheralded.
There have been few public an
nouncements of tho customary grand
displays of holiday goods, and but
few specially decorated windows.
One or two stores containing fancy
goods and toys appear a little more
attractive than usual. There are
some trivial attempts at decoration
with pines and berries, but nothing
more. Nobody speaks of Christmas
or the coming New Year, even the
saloon keepers say that nobody will
drink. This last fact seems to tend
to tho belief that there is a scarcity
of coin. Still we all live, we can all
buy our geese and turkeys and eat
our Christmas dinners with a relish.
The appearance of poveity on the
streets is almost non-existent. Well
dressed men and well-dressed women'
can be found at every tin n. The
clothes must be paid for, conse
quently there must be money hero,
and tho dry goods stoics nt least
must bp thriving. Shortly after the
New Year you may look for a solu
TUB T11KATV l'HOUIIUt,
This indeed is a knotty question and
a f)Oro point just now. It is gen
erally conceded that tho Hawaiian
Treaty will be lost. To account for
this there are several reasons. First,
and by far tho most important, is
tho fact of the birth of so many
other treaties. Spain, Culin, Canada,
Mexico, Hayti, South America arc
all clamoring for tho good things to
bo derived from international treaties
of coinmcrco with the United States.
These ate all vigorously opposed by
the Protectionists. It is held, and
witlt good reason, that if any discii
mination be made in favor of Hawaii,
the others will have good grounds
for complaint if they bo left out in
the cold. There arc undoubtedly
certain industries in the States that
need protection. In some instances
these industries can best be pro
tected by free trade in opening up a
market in a country whence recip
rocal benefits can be obtained. But
the rabid protectionist will not sco
this. American manufactures must
be established and increased tenfold
even bc3'ond the consumption of
our present population. Goods can
be manufactured, in these days of
progress and improved machinery,
far quicker than they can be con
sumed. Tho chief drawback to the
success of the Hawaiian Treaty is
found in the number of other treaties
that have sprung into existence.
Another important reason is said to
lie jn the action of
HAWAIIAN .MINlSTr.lt CAIITKU,
who has attempted to force the Ha
waiian Treaty upon the public, in
order to ensure its successful
passage for seven years, before the
other treaties were discussed. It is
supposed that Mr. Carter is acting
under instructions from the Hawaiian
Government. Anyhow, liisjj unex
pected haste has aroused the ire of
the press throughout the country.
Naturally the Eastern papers, in the
interests .of their sugar refiners,
oppose the Hawaiian Treaty ; but it
was hardly to have been expected
that there would be such an almost
unanimous howl from the city and
country press of California. There
is not one daily paper published in
San Francisco that now supports
your treaty. " The Post, Call and
Bulletin have changed front; the
Chronicle is naturally more virulent
and bitter than over; the other
papers remain discreetly silent. The
reason foi the Post's change of tone
can be found ip a recent change
of editorship, an old friend to the
Islands, and the best commercial
writer on this Coast, having been
removed during the campaign for
'political reasons." The Call and
Bulletin, in 'the gran(ny)diloquent
style" were possibly afraid to stand
alone. What about the country
press of California? The reason for
theiropposition isfound in therecent
shooting affray. Tho country quill
drivers, as a rule, are afraid of the
Chronicle ; and one and all, with
out waiting to hear a word of
attempted justification on the other
side of the case, immediately flew to
the assistance of De Young. It
was amusing to read some of their
editorial utterances on the subject.
They discoursed, learnedly as they
thought, oit the Treaty, Island
matters, the price of sugar, refineries,
and even dragged in and blamed for
the shooting your King Kalakaua,
or "Calico" as he 'was called by
the Los Angeles Herald, a paper
that is not surpassed in this State
outside of San Francisco, and can
not claim ignorance as an excuse
for its malice aforethought. Certain
ly there has been a combination of
causes that will act injuriously in
the Hawaiian Treaty question. All
that can be done is to hope for ' the
best. Without the treaty your
planters would be in a sorry plight.
Tho Chronicle hopes to injure
Sprccltels because he has refused to
submit to their attempts at black
mailing. It forgets that he can ob
tain enough sugar from Manila to
keep his refinery in full operation,
or that the loss of tho Treaty would
at once cause a riso of fifty percent
in tho price of sugar hero, becauso
the railroad monopoly, then being
no longer able to enforce their sub
sidy from tho California Ucfincry,
would immediately laise rates on
the Eastern Refiners.
is meagre in the extreme. The
French and Chinese' seem to havo
become quiet, though occasional
vaguo telegrams are received giving
nn outline of an engagement in which
the French arc victoiious. Tho
eldest son of the Prince of Wales
has been making a fool of himself by
lioldiiig up German military system
for the envy of his countrymen.
Ho has been promptly ordered to
shut up. A large number of German
officers arc said to be entering tho
Chinese service. This may tend to
renewed hostilities and perhaps in a
direction less favorablo 10 the
French. Coffee countiics arc said
to be in danger of reduced and
famine prices, similar to tlicir closely
related sugar friends, owing to the
enormous producti6n of coffee in
Brazil. Who will invent a remedy
suddenly doubling or trebling the
population ? The Theatre Comiquc
on Broadway, New York, has been
destroyed by lire, the loss being
estimated at 200,000. A few
fires and the rather quiet opening of
the World's Fair at New Orleans
will complete a summary of ex
TUB WASl AND NT.WS l.BTTBlt
have both issued Christmas numbers
that lmve hitherto been unsurpassed
in California. To the Islanders the
Wasp will bo the most alluring,
containing, as it docs, the picture of
the world renowned Kilauea Volcano.
The true merits of this work of art
cannot be appreciated unless it is
seen by candle light when the
beautiful tints of the evcrchauging
boiling lake appear true to nature.
The Ncics JJetler has surpassed itself
by the production of Toby Rosen
thal's famous picture which has
been on exhibition in San Francisco
for many weeks and has attracted
the admiration of thousands. It is
excellently executed, and, like tho
Wasp's masterpiece, is well worth
keeping and framing. The amvy of
Christmas cards is confined to a few
stores and seems mainly to be a re
hash of unsold goods from previous
years. These, however, arc set off
by sonio exquisitely designed and
tastefully tinted ornaments bearing
the well worn but ever fond words
A Ml'.ItKY CimiSTjrAS AND A HAPPY
San Francisco, Dec. 24., 1881.
Tub second exhibition of the Har
den hand grenade took place yester
day afternoon punctually at two
o'clock. There was a very large
crowd in attendance, and as many
more were too late. A large fire
was kindled, and after it had
got well started and more tar and
oil been put on it, Mr. Z. K. Myers
advanced with a couple of hand gre
nades and in the twinkling of an eye
the furious and large blaze was put
out. Everyone present was astonish
ed, not only at the effectiveness of
the grenade, but at its simplicity.
This exhibition fully carried out
everything we have previously
said about the grenades. There will
be another exhibition this evening at
8 o'clock, on the premises adjoining
Love's bakery, Nuuanu Street.
ttottnge to IiCt.
THE PREMISES KNpWN AS THE
Swinton Premises adjoining the
residence of the late Henry May on
Beu'tania .street. Possession given im
mediately. Apply to
JOS tf Gov't .Building.
ON and nfter this date, Mr. Jno. A.
Palmer will attend to the distri
bution and collection of our entire ac
counts: his receipt will be sufficient.
L. S. McGREW, M.D.
' H. G. McGREW, M.D.
Honolulu, Jan. 1, 1885. 003 2w
China Engine Co. No. 5.
THE following offleeis were elected
ouDcc. 81, 1884, for the year 18S5;
D. L. Ahpait Foreman
Look Tuns; 1st Asst
Hang Some 2nd Asst "
GimiiL' Fool; Treasurer
1'. O. Aehong Secretary
THE COPARTNERSHIP EXISTING
under tho firm name of A. W.
Police & Co., was dissolved by mutual
consent Dec. 20th, 1881. The dissolu
tiofi to tako effect Jan. 1st, 1885. Tiro
business of the Into Arm will ho con.
tinned by A. "W. Poirce under the old
jlrm mime, who assumes the liabilities
und 'to whom till demands against the
Into firm must bo presented, mid to
whom nil debts duo the Arm must bo
paid. A. W. PEIRCE,
D. P. PETERSON,
Honolulu, Dee. 20th, 1S81. 007 Ut
BY an unmarried Portuguese who
speaks English well, uiulcrFtands
horses, mid Is willing to do nny kind of
work. Best rofcrenco given, Apply to
M. A. Gomalves & Co., 07 Hotel it,
THE PEOPLE'S WANTS.
I-EA1) J. E. WISEMAN'S LIST OP
Aj Houses, Cottages, Jtooins, &i., to
rent In tho Morning Guide news items
published dall). 001 lm
OR GENTLEMEN ONLY. Apply
to sins, u'UUJNJttif, 7 aicikcu
street COO ly b
Tho Largest and Finest Assortment of
Fancy Baskets, Cornucopias,
Boxes, &;?.., aScc
Suitable for New Year's Presents,
CAN BE HAD AT
Steam Candy Factory, Bread and Cake Bakery,
No. 71 HOTEL STREET.
The undersigned keeps always on hand the greatest variety and largest
Home-Male Gales mill Gale Ornaments
of all descriptions ; keeping a 'larger stock in his line of business than all
the rest of the establishments combined together.
Please call and convince yourselves-
A'i F. HORN'S STEAM FACTORY,
901 lw 71 HOTEL STREET.
SALE ! SALE !
GRAND CHRISTMAS SALE
Hawaiian Bazar Toy Depot.
Fancy Goods Emporium.
To make room for staple goods to arrive after
the holidays, we now announce that Ave will
sell our immense stock of Toys and Christmas
and !New Year's Goods ,at- GREATLY RE
Gall and select before
JOSEPH. E. WISEMAN,
The Only Eecognized General Business Agent on the Hawaiian Islands.
ESTABLISHED 1 870.
Offices in Campbell's Fire-proof Building, 27 Merchant St., Honolulu, H. I.
JP. O. Box a IB : : : : Telci)honc 173.
REAL ESTATE AGENT Buys and sells Real Estate in nil parts of the King
dom. Rents Offices, Houses, Cottages and Rooms.
SOLICITING AGENT FOR WILDER INTER-ISLAND STEAMERS-Tour
ists and the Traveling Public will apply to mo for Tickets and information to
SOLICITING AGENT FOR THE MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO. OF NEW
YORK Tho Largest, Giandest and Soundest Institution of its kind in the
AGENT FOR THE GREAT BURLINGTON RAILWAY ROUTE IN AMERICA
This Route excels all other routes going East, the tcenery being tho grandest,
the meals tho choicest and tho Palace and Dining Cars the handsomest and most
EMPLOYMENT AGENT Finds Employment for all seeking work in the vari
ous branches of industry on the Islands.
SOLICITING AGENT FOR THE CITY OF LONDON FIRE INSURANCE CO.
Tho best known Company in the Islands.
CUSTOM HOUSE BROKER Enters Goods at Custom House, pays and discharges
Freight and Duty Bills under power of Attornoy
MONEY BROKER Loans Money at all times on first-class securitiy.
GENERAL BUSINESS AGENT Legal Papers of every description drawn. Bills
Distributed and Collected. Books and Accounts kept and adjusted. Records
Searched. Rents Collected. Taxes and Insurance on Property looked after.
Copying and Engrossing done. Advertisements, Newspaper Articles, Correa
pondenco and Commercial Business of every naturo promptly and accurately
AGENT FOR THE NEW MUSIC HALL AT HONOLULU-Companics abroad
will correspond with me for terms, etc, Orders for Island Shells, iCuiios, Lava
Specimens, Native Views and Photos carofully filled and forwarded to all parts
ot tho World.
$ST Information appertaining to tho Islands given and all correspondence faith
JOSEPH E. WISEMAN,
873 . , General Business Agent, Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
DILLINGHAM & Co.
Importers. & Dealers in Hardware & Agricultural Implements,
Fence Wire and Staples, Kerosenes Oil a specialty.
Paints, Varnishes, Turpentine,
Houso Furnishing Goods, Plated Ware, &c7 &ct
SALE ! SALE !
the best goods are gone.
KENNEDY & CO., Proprietors.