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Tendon will lie rccolycd tit the office
of the Minister of tlio Interior, till 12
o'clock noon of Wednesday, January 1 1,
18S3, for tho construction of a Telegraph
Station on the southmly Mope of Din.
Plans niul kpeciflcalions mo now
icaily for examination ul thcolllccof
the Superintendent of Public Works.
The Minister docs not' litnd himself
to accept the lowest or any tender.
GHAS. T. GULIOK.
Minister of tho 1 Motion
Interior Olllce, Jan. !), 1833. OM St
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FRIDAY, JAN. !), 1885.
THIS EVENINC'S DOINGS.
Imp. Order of Red Men, at 7:30.
Morning Star Lodge, K ofP. 7 ttfOO
Hawaiian Council No. G89at7:30.
THE NEW DICTIONARY.
Among a scries of resolutions
adopted by the recent meeting of
the Teachers' Association is the
following: " Wc cordial' approve
of the action of the Board of Educa
tion in securing the preparation of
an English-Hawaiian Dictionary, and
would respectfully recommend that
it be put to press as speedily as
possible, preferably in San Fran
cisco, where there are facilities for
such work not to be found in Hono
lulu." Willi portions of this reso
lution wo cordially agice; from
others we as cordially dissent. The
" action of the Board of Education
in securing the preparation of an
English-Hawaiian Dictionary" cer
tainly deserves approval, for the
need of such a dictionary is much
felt by teachers and others. And
because the need is so much felt we
endorse the recommendation "that
it be put to press as speedily as
possibly." Here our approval ends.
" Preferable in San Francisco " we
cannot endorse, because wc believe
in encouraging home industry. In
San,Francisco a. greater number of
printers can be put on any given
job, and so complete it in a shorter
time. Barring this one thing, wc
do not admit that " there arc
facilities" for plain book work there
"not to be found in Honolulu;"
and we presume there is no intention
of getting up an illustrated or other
wise ornamental English-Hawaiian
Dictionary. There arc printing
establishments in Honolulu with as
gooil and suitable 'type, as good
paper, as good presses, and as skil
ful workmen as can be found in any
oflicc in San Francisco. Even in the
matter of time, it is questionable if
there would be any gain, considering
that the proof would have to bo
sent here to be read. Then why
should this' English-Hawaiian Dic
tionary bo printed abroad in prefer
ence o being dono at home?
A correspondent makes some just
remarks upon reflections cast upon
the Government regarding tho a'tate
of the roads. Notwithstanding the
bad condition of some thoroughfares,
old residents say the roads as a
a'yUoIo wcic never better. Besides
jthc splendid carriage road recently
completed to the Pali, extensive
improvements, such as the recon
struction of jQticcn street, have been
effected under the present adminis
' If some of tho stories that come
from the Franco-Chinese war arc
true, the French can beat their an
tagonists at barbaiism, whatever
else, Lately an account was given
of a 'French war correspondent who
was butchered by his compatriots
for disobeying regulations regarding ,
correspondence. At various times
wholcsalo slaughter of defenceless
Chinese has been reported. Recently I
a letter from n private soldier has
been published in Paris, stating that
General Ncgricr, after defenting
10,o6o Chinese regulars, handed
over 200 prisoners to the best French
riflemen for targets in ball practice,
and that all of them were killed.
The Paris newspapers have demanded
a prompt and catcgoiic denial of the
Mr. Squires, wc think, overrates
the extent to which the finances of
the country arc in the power of the
Chinese. The Chinaman can get
hold of no more gold than he can
earn in work or trade, unless ho
steals it, and so much he has a right
to hoard or send away, as he pleases.
So long as ho keeps tho proceeds to
himself the country loses as much
wealth in the rico and bananas he
ships as their value in gold. A
pound of feathers is just as heavy
as a pound of lead, and a dollar's
worth of bananas is worth as much
as a dollar's worth of gold. Two
alternative courses arc now before
this country for establishing a gold
standard, with a subsidiary silver
coinage. One is to give a certain
amount of silver more than its actual
value by making it scarce. Wo
have previously expressed an opinion
as to tho result of such financial
legerdemain; and arc now content to
await the issue of the experiment if
it be continued. The other is to
account the silver coin worth only
the amount of gold it can purchase.
In cither case the Chinese factor is
not material to the question. Whether
it is wise to allow the Chinese to
inhabit this country, and share its
natural wealth on equal terms with
the native and other races, is another
OUR FINANCIAL DIFFICULTY: THE
CAUSES AND A REMEDY.
(BY Z. Y. feQUIKES.)
If the Chinaman is allowed to re
main here and continue in business
with the same privileges as formerly,
he will in the near future compel
foreigners to close out at a loss
every business enterprise now under
their control. The power has been
granted, and now lies in his hands,
to check and retard tho future pros
perity of business men here and seal
the fate of the unforesceing native
race at his leisure. A few remarks
on our financial situation published
by myself in July last may be inter
esting to some of your readers. On
page 22 and 23 can be found the
following, written at the time our
sages supposed to represent the
people were sitting in council, deli
berating upon the future prospects
of securing free coffee and the pros
perity of the nation.
"Judging from the disgraceful
proceedings now transpiring in our
Legislative Hall, it is very evident
the Anglo-Saxon and native race will
be benefited to no great extent this
session ; so far I have discovered no
effort having been made by the Gov
ernment or Opposition party to re
lieve us from our political division
or financial embarrassment. The
only law of note was passed and
leccivcd His Majesty's signature
July 10, evidently intending to re
plenish the Hawaiian Treasury with
American gold, that will bo received
from the people for duties and taxes ;
which will supply Mongolians with a
sufficient amount of gold, so they in
future may be able to wholly control
our mercantile pursuits, and here
after purchaso their goods in the
Chinese Empire. This act will allow
tho sugar planter to pay tho most of
his shipped men with Hawaiian silver
that he has declared to bo only
woith 85 cents on the dollar. After
Dec. 1st, 1881, the planter and his
agent will he able to purchase silver
here with his gold or certificates at a
discount from the merchants, who
will daily receive it in small amounts
for their goods instead of Ameiican
gold, which will speedily find its
way into tho hands of tho Chinese.
After our bilver certificates are con
verted into gold by the holder, the
gold will mostly disappear from cir
culation, thero not being a sufficient
quantity to supply tho demand. Our
business, men, except planters and
their agents, will eventually pay
higher rates for gold or exchange
than at present, and in order to con
tinue in business and pay for their
goods in gold, will bo obliged to pur
chase it from tho holder at such a
high premium that in a short timo
after the law takes effect it will
derange his mental faculties, so he
will weep and dream of gold, but lie
can weep and dream in vain, and at
last awako from his lethargic state
of inactivity, grasping desperately
for tlie reins of prosperity that have
ahcady been secured by these Mon
golians. I can safely say, and shall
be sustained, that it is tho opinion of
a very considerable number of our
community that wc have none too
much silver now in circulation in tho
Kingdom in order to facilitate tho
speedy transaction of business. If
tho outstanding ceilificatcs now in
circulation arc redeemed in gold by
the Treasury, tho certificates and
gold will both eventually disappear
from circulation, leaving tho coun
try less $ 1,400,000 in circulation
than we had before our certificates
were cancelled and our depreciated
currency converted into gold."
Sir, wc arc now compelled icluc
tantly to accept the situation. In
conclusion, I will say that the time
has not yet arrived to successfully
return to a gold standard and keep
those shining coins within our domi
nions. In order to accomplish the
object and successfully carry out the
law, wc musrrcmovc by separation
the well-organized, concentrated
powers now known to exist, as
having the strongest affinities for
our precious American gold.
Z. Y. SQumns.
Honolulu, Dec. 22nd, 1884.
LATEST FOREIGN NEWS.
Secretary Frclinghuysen, in a4el-.
ter to tho Senate on treaty matters,
argues that the Hawaiian treaty will
not lower prices for Louisiana sugar.
Terrible earthquakes signalized the
close of the old year in Spain. It is
estimated that two thousand persons
perished between Christmas and
Dec. 31st. The loss of property is
enormous. In some places hurri
canes added to the devastation. A
Madrid despatch of the 31st tells of
further violent shocks on the pre
vious day at Vilcz Malaga, a city of
13,000 people a few miles from Ma
laga. The people jled from the city
altogether and encamped outside.
The town of Albuquero is wholly
destroj'ed, and all the churches in
Malaga arc damaged.
It is reported in Paris that the
transport steamer Brcnhot, convey
ing French reinforcements to Ton
quin, has been attacked and sunk by
a Chinese cruiser, between Singapore
General Wolseley was expected to
have completed the concentration of
his army at Korti the first week of
January, and to have begun bis
march through the desert upon
Shendy on tho 7th of January. He
expected to make the distance, 200
miles, in 1G days. Simultaneously
a movement will be made from Sua
kim against Osman Digna. Out of
1,200 marines and sailors atSuakim,
there were only 100 effective men,
and fresh troops were to have been
General Grant's property is threat
ened with being all sold off to satisf y
the recent judgment obtained against
him bj' Vauderbilt, and an appeal
for relief to the great soldier is being
made by patriotic friends in Wash
ington and throughout the country.
Shipbuilding has fallen off in
Great Britain nearly half a million
tons the past year, causing distress
among thousands of workmen.
The London TeUfjraph has very
good words for the Nicaraguan Ca
nal, saying it will be of untold ad
vantage to mankind, and hoping
Loid Granville will not quarrel with
America over the long-forgotten
Clayton-Bulwer treaty, to which few
Englishmen attach very" great im
portance. Gold lias been discovered in Penn
sylvania. Recent marine arrivals in the
United States bring news of war
being imminent between Brazil and
the Argentine Republic.
Miss Fortcscue, the pretty actress,
who in England recently obtained
850,000 from Lord Garmoylc for
breach of promise of marriage, has
again become engaged to Harry
Quiltcr, the bank clerk and musical
critic, whom she jilted for tho son
of Earl Cairns. Quiltcr has been a
faithful aud persistent suitor and
renewed his offer of marriage to Miss
Fortescue last summer, long before
it was certain she would even get a
farthing from Lord Cairns; It is
understood, however, that ho is
peifectly willing to accept the
damages as hisbride's dowry.
An infamous trade that has re
cently arison between France aud
South America has been exposed by
the energetic action of the Austrian
Vice-Consul at Marseilles. Ho
ascertained that a vessel just leaving
Marseilles for Buenos Ayres had
nmong tho passengers a number of
women and young girls going in
charge of a procuress as recruits to
houses of ill fame at Buenos Ayres.
The Vice-Consul stretched his
authority a littlo and compelled
eight of the girls who were natives
of Austria, to be put on shore. He
is now harboring theso girls in an
institution nt Marseilles nnd will send
them to their patents or parishes in
Austria at tho earliest opportunity.
A passenger train was recently
blown bodily off tho track of the
Denver and Rio Grande Railway,
but nobody was seriously hurt.
It was reported, Dec. 17th, that
Louis Kossuth, tho Hungarian
patriot, was dead.
William Henry Channing, n Uni
tatian preacher and writer of noto,
THE Regular -Meeting of Hawaiian
Council No. 050. A. L. II. takes
place THIS EVENING, Jan. 0th All
members of the Council arc urgently
requested to be present, as Important
business is in order. Members of " the
Order," in good standing, are cordially
014 It PER ORDER.
BY a man and wife (natives of the
Azores), a situation in a family.
Man speaks English, and understands
horses and gardening. Woman will
nurse and wash. No children. Apply
Gousalvcs & Co., 57 Hotel st. 913 lw
BP. EHLERS & COMPANY hav
ing this day assigned all their
pioperty and claims to us, the under,
signed, wc hereby notify all persons
owing said firm to make immediate
E. P. Mable, nt the store of B. F.
Ehlcis & Co., on lort street, is author
ized to receipt for all payments.
11. W. SCHMIDT, .
G. W. MACFARLANE,
Assignees B. P. Ehlers & Co.
Honolulu, Jan. 0, 1885. 913 tf
. M. CAXS.X3GXES,
ACIEOT TO TAKE
Acknowledgments to Labor Contracts.
Offlce with Mr. Pishbournc. 003 8m
At Palama, near Reformatory
School, a comfortable cottage,
'surrounded with shade trees.
Easy terms to a good tenant. Apply to
On the premises, or J. E. Wiseman, 27
Merchant st., Honolulu. 838
At Palama, near Reformatory
"iS2sS c ' e" auu cmmoaious
sfcaSSScottatrc. Suitable for a familv.
Has never been occupied. Easy terms
to a good tenant.
On the premises, or J. E. Wiseman, 27
Met chant St., Honolulu. 888
Cotlnero to Hict.
WiS. a uouage, nearly now, witn
bwa& back verandah, with water
laid on, standing in well-shaded grounds
near Kawaiahao Church, will be rented
at a reasonable rate. Enquire of
002 tf S. B. DOLE.
Dwelling- House to JLet.
MaA The premises now occupied
JVPg by Judge McCully, on Bcre
Kgwi33 tania street, in Kuloakahua,
will be rented after the 1st of February,
1885, at reasonable latcs. Tho house is
commodious, nnd the outhoiiEcs con
venient. Tho grounds nre well planted
with trees and shrubs. Enquire of
C02 tf S. B. DOLE.
Cottngo to IjCt.
THE PREMISES KNOWN AS THE
Swiuton Premises ndjolnlng the
residence of tho late Henry May on
Bcrctania street. Possession given Im
mediately. Apply to
008 tf i Gov't Building.
Xew Cottage to Let.
ANEW COTTAGE, comer of Pensn.
cola and Kiunu streets; four rooms,
kitchen, bath and pantry. Water laid
on. Healthy location. Terms reas6n
nule. Enquire of
W. O. ATWATER,
fl00 2w Gov't Building.
TWO FUHNISIIED ROOMS to let.
Apply No. 4 Garden Lauc. 800 lw
70R GENTLEMEN ONLY. Apply
2 to MRS. TURNER, 72 Alnkea
BOO ly li
Building Lois for Sale.
SEVERAL building lots for sale or
rent at Knpnlamn, near tho Niuhe
lewai bridge, on tho Ewn side of the
lane leading to Austin's estate. Easy
terms. Apply to W. C. AOIII,
Law offlce of W. R. Castle. 887 tf
BY a young girl, a situation to do
light house work, and tako rare
of children. Apply nt this offlce.
A YOUNG MAN, HAWAIIAN, DE
SIRES a situation in a Store,
Wholcsalo preferred. Speaks English,
Is a good penman, and lias had six
years business oipcriciice.Rcfercnce
given. Apply to
J. A. PALMER,
0 1 2w General Butinces Agcut.
rand Clearing Sale-
Oi SATURDAY EIEIM January lOlli,
An Auction Sale
At the Temple of Fashion, 61 anfl63FortSt.
As Large Shipments are on the way,
Lyons & Levey will
DILLINGHAM & Co.
Fort Stx-oct, Honolulu,
Importers & Dealers in Hardware & Agricultural Implements,
Wiiulwimms for Stock Ranches and Irrigation.
A new invoice of Plows, of all si?cs, just aeceivecl.
Fence Wire Staples.
Kerosene Oil a specialty.
Paints, Varnishes, Turpentine & Oil.
Detroit Cups. Albanj' Compound.
House Furnishing Goods
Siliiik The borner Harness btore
Large invoices of Goods (of all descriptions) having been received by me, they
WILL BE SOLD AT LOWER PRICES,
Than the same quality of (Goods can be
satisfaction imarantced. My stock
ENGLISH AND SYDNEY MANUFACTURE,
Saddles, Belts, Pouches, Leggings, Saddle Cloths, School Bags, &c,
Bits, Spurs and Stirrups, &c, in Nickel and Silver Plates.
The reputation of my HOME-MADE HARNESS for superiority cf workmanship
and material remains unchallenged during my six years' residence here.
Thankful for the generous patronage of the past, its continuance and increase in
the future is respectfully solicited nt the old stand.
88G am , Corner of Fort and King streets, Honolulu, H. I.
JOSEPH. E. WISEMAN,
The Only Eecognized General Business Agent on the Hawaiian Islands.
3ESTJS1,ISIIED 1 870.
Offices in Campholl's Pire-proof Building, 27 Merchant St., Honolulu, H. I.
I. O. Bo3C 31 li : : : s Telephone 173.
REAL ESTATE AGENT Buys and sells Real Estate In all parts of the King-
dom. Rents Ofllces, Houses, Cottages and Rooms.
SOLICITING AGENT FOR WILDER'S 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 The Largest, Grandest 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 scenery being the grander,
tho meals the choicest and tho Palace and Dining Cars- the handsomest and most
EMPLOYMENT AGENT Finds Employment for all seeking work in tho vari
ous branches of industry on the Islands.
SOLICITING AGENT FOR THE OITY OF LONDON FIRE INSURANCE CO.
Tho best known Company in tho Islands.
CUSTOM HOUSE BROKER-Enters Goods nt Custom House, pays and discharges
Freight nnd Duty Bills under -power of Attorney.
MONEY BROKER Loans Money nt 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. Record
vbearched. RenU Collected. Taxes and Insumnco on Properly looked after.
Copying and Engrossing done. Advertisements, Newspaper Articles, Corres-
pondenco and Commercial Bublncss of every fiaturo promptly and accurately
AGENT FOR THE NEW MUSIC IIAI.L AT HONOLULU-Companies abroad
will correspond with mo for terms, etc. Orders fqr Island Shells, Cm los, Lava
bpeclmens, Native Vlows aud Photo carefully filled and foiwaided to all parts
of the Wot Id.
EST Information appertaining to the Klands given and nil coircspondcnce faith,
fully answered. '
.TttSliril E. WIHEMAS.
Have received ox Mariposa,
Swiss Cheese. Cala. Grapes & Pears,
Fine Cala Apples, Dried Figs, Smyrna Fig, Wild Hare, on ice;
Dried Cherries, French Prunes, Cala Fresh Roll Butter,
Pickled Roll Butter, Clbols' Extract Beef, y, pints Chutney,
Eastern Oysters, in tin and shell j Fresh Cala Salmon, on Ice,
Celery, Cauliflower, Spiced Lambs' Tongues, la email jars;
Libby, McNeill & Llbby's canvas covered dried Beef,
Gcrmca for breakfast, Cape Cod Cranberries,
And a fall liuo of Frcnh Staple Groceries.
iBland Orders solicited. Telephono No. 240. P, O. Box S07, (762
will take place
at 7 o'clock.
conduct these sales.
& Silver Plated Ware.
Still to the Front !
purchased elsewhere in Honolulu, and
consists of all kinds of AMERICAN,
Business Agent, Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
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