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Owing to the scarcity or water, the
hours for Irrigation will be limited to
4 hours per dny, from 0 to 8 a. in., and
from 4 to C p. m., until further uotlee.
OIIAS. 11. WILSON,
Supt "Water "Works.
Approved! Chas. T. Gomck,
Minister of Interior.
January 30, 1885. 033 If
BISHOP & Co., BANKERS
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
Draw Exchange on thu
JLSaulc oi OiUirovniu, S. XT.
And their ngentB in
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Messrs. N. M. Rothschild &Son, London.
The Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
The Commereinl Bank Co., of Sydney,
The Bank of New Zealand: Auckland,
Chrlstchurch, and Wellington.
The Bank of British Columbia, Vic
torin, B. C. and Portland, Oi.
Tr.ius.icl a Ucnor.il Banking Business.
Fledged to neither Sect nor Fart;.
Bat established for the benefit of all.
"FRIDAY, FEB. 13, 1885.
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THIS EYENINC'S DOINGS.
Imp. Order of Red Men, at 7:30.
Morning Star Lodge, K of P. 7 :30
THE CHAMBER AND THE CURRENCY.
The following is the resolution
adopted by the Chamber of Com
merce on "Wednesday last :
Whereas, This Chamber, by re
solution, did agree, pn the 29th day
of November last, to receive the
certificates of deposit of the Ha
waiian Troasury above ten dollars in
value as the equivalent in value of
U. S. gold coin after Dec. 1st last ;
And whereas, This action of the
Chamber was taken for the purpose
of facilitating the operation of the
Currency Act passed by the Legisla
ture of 1884, and was based upon a
statement of moneys in the Hawaiian
Treasury known as special deposits,
and held for the redemption of the
said certificates of deposit, the state
ment being as follows:
Certificates in circulation, 049,000
Gold coin of the U.S., 000,000
Mixed silver coins, 340,000 049,000
And whereas, It now appears
that the certificates in circulation
and the deposits conslt of U.S.
Gold coin, 00,000
Hawaiian silver do. 430,000
Uncancelled certiticates 38,000
Certificates held as II
p.c. of 8283,000 to
make It the equiva
lent of gold, 30,710 023,710
And whereas, His Majesty's Gov
ernment have not taken any steps to
convert any Hawaiian silver coins in
the Treasury into U. S. gold coin,
but have used a part of the appro
priation made by the Legislature of
1881 for the purpose of defraying
the cost of such conversion in a
manner not warranted by law, and
have so increased the proportion of
silver to gold in the special deposits
as to make the redemption of the
certificates in U. S. gold as con
templated by the Currency Act of
1884: impossible ;
And whereas, A committee of
the Chamber has been authorita
tively informed that certificates of
deposit redeemed with U. S. gold
coin, amounting to 87.5,000, have
been re-issued for silver coin con
trary to the provisions of the Cur
rency Act of 1881 ;
And whereas, The Hawaiian
Treasury has this day refused to
redeem the certificates of deposit
with U. S. gold coin ;
Therefore be it Jlcaolved, That
this Chamber lescind the resolution
of November 20th, 1884.
Currency matters have now reach
ed the most serious crisis encoun
tered since the passage of the gold
law. That law enjoined the Treas
ury to redeem silver certificates of
the denomination of $20 and over in
U. S. gold coin, on and after the
first of December last. At this date,
when the law has been in force two
and a half months, less than half
those certificates have been re
deemed, and thero are more , than
nix times the amount of them in
circulation than there is gold in the
Treasury to redeem them. The Gov
ernment has actually came to the point
of repudiating its certificates of
deposit, haviug refused to redeem
them according to law in numbers of
cases. The bank will not take tlus
certificates except for safe keeping,
and will only sell exchango for gold
This lamentable atuto of affairs
scorns to have been brought about
cither by thu Government's wilful
dlsrcgaid of tint law or by its incom
petence lo ileal with any finniicinl
question nbovo thu mure collection
and dislntr-suincnt of the public tev
cnues or perhaps by :i combination
of both these causes. The Chamber
of Commerce, representing the busi
ness interests of the Kingdom, has
apparently done everything in its
power to facilitate the inauguration
of the gold standard. Yet, met nt
every step by dallying and delaying
expedients on the part of the Gov
ernment, it only abandoned efforts
when thu Government confessed, by
the net of repudiation, that it could
not or would not carry out the law.
The humiliation of the Government
is only overshadowed by the calamity
to business that is threatened as a
result of its course.
WHAT THEY SAY.
British Trade Journal It may
be no consolation, but it is the fact
that all over the world the same con
dition of affairs exists. Trndc is
everywhere bad, prices arc every
where low, profits aic everywhere
shadowy. All over the world, too,
the hnrvests have been, one might
say, exceptionally good.
Washington Gazette The Ha
waiian reciprocity treaty must go.
It is a bigger swindle than Chinese
cheap labor. If we want the Ha
waiian Islands, let us take them.
It will bo cheaper to do so than to
give "Colonel" Adolph Sprcckcls
four millions a year as a free gift,
to the detriment of our own people
and contrary to every idea of right
S. F. Merchant If the Eastern
sugar monopolists cannot do better
than employ the journalistic cobbler
of the Gazette, they are in n sorry
plight. Whatever may be the
merits or demerits of the treaty with
the Hawaiian Kingdom, no possible
good can be done br scandalous
publications reflecting unfairly upon
individuals, and distorting or per
verting facts for the purpose of mis
A communication by the last mail
from Miss Nellie Lincoln Rossiter,
Practical Silk Culturist, New Jersey,
in which that lady expresses a wish to
"see an interest in silk culture
awakened in the Hawaiian Islands,"
induces us again to &N. attention to
this " neglected industry." Silk
culture is undoubtedly an industry
which might be started on these
Islands with well grounded hopes of
n successful issue. Probably no
country on the globe has a soil and
climate better adapted to the mul
berry tree, whose leaves furnish the
best food tor the silk worm, than
ours. It is a tree with which the
writer has been familiar in many
countries, widely separated, but
never saw it thrive so well and with
so little care as here. Our climate
is equally favorable to the silk worm.
The late Mr. Titcomb demonstrated
this fact aygood many years ago by
an actual and lengthened trial at
Kauai. An attempt at silk raising
in this country should not, therefore,
be regarded as an experiment that
might succeed or might fail. On the
contrary, we feel sure that if the at
tempt be commenced and coutinucd
intelligently and properly it cannot
fail to succeed. Neither is there
much room for doubt that the in
dustry would be profitable, in n
monetary sense. Besides, it requires
so little capital and furnishes pleasant
employment for women, children,
and nged persons. Here wo quote
MissRossticr's own words, being more
concise, clear, and comprehensive
than anything we can add: "The
culture of silk particularly commends
itself to women and children, of the
rural districts in particular. It is
an occupation of intelligent and
moral bearing, not interfering with
household duties, but utilizing spare,
and often wasted time. It is light,
pleasant, .healthy, intensely inter
esting and profitable, and families
engaging in it can materially add to
their income, each season. The cost
of starting the industry is trilling,
for the firpt year only, after which it
costs nothing to contiuuo it."
If any of our people feel an inter
est in this matter and we. hope
many of them do and wish to learn
more about' it, we refer them to Miss
Nellie Lincoln Rossiter, whose ad
dress, with other particulars, can bo
found in our advertising columns.
THE PRICE OF LABOR.
Kditok Ui'M.i.tin : All over the
world, I notico that one of. tho first
consequences of depression in trndc j
and commcrco is nn outcry against
the price of labor. This is reasona
ble enough when' the cost of labor
exceeds the results of labor ; for the
employer cannot bo expected to con
tinue to employ nt a loss to himself.
The sugar industry of this country
appears to have reached, this stage.
The planters want n reduction in the
cost of labor, because, say they, at
the present price of sugar and rate
of wages, wo employ at a loss to
ourselves; and the financial condi
tion of many planters is said to bo
not such as lo enable long continu
ance of operations under existing
conditions of the labor matket. If
so, what thoughtful man, though he
be nn interested party, can blame
the planter under the circumstances?
But the desire nnd demand for
cheap labor do not nt all times and
in all places arise from the condi
tions just indicated. Not unfrc
qucntly those who arc already mak
ing a sufficient profit from their
employees seek to augment their
own gains by reducing the wages of
their workmen. These men, whom
I believe to be scarce in this commu
nity, arc no great service to the
world nor anybody in it, except
themselves. And I would here re
mark that the successful laborer who
has acquired a competence by means
of high wages, sobriety, and indus
trious habits, is too often the bitterest
opponent of his striving brother
hood. He who has known the day
of trouble, the hour of want, the
time of struggle, fatigue, and anx
iety, so common to the laboring
classes, is the first to forget his own
hardships in days gone by, and lo
trample on the most forlorn of all
God's creatures; while, strange lo
the man whose lot was. cast
originally in a far different class of
humanity is the first to advocate the
cause of the poor, and maintain their
unchanging light to that free-hold
which was granted lo them in the
beginning of time and shall continue
to the end of eternity.
It should not be forgotten that
labor is the poor man's capital,
which he puts out at the highest
rate of interest procurable, and he
alone of all earth's inhabitants is
absolved from the crime of usury.
The great Constitution Act of the
year One ordains that the poor man
shall earn his bread by a little pleas
ant exercise, and the evident inten
tion of the Act is that he shall earn
a sufficiency for his wife also, not
excluding his children. And yet
many who strive after riches think
the profits on every speculation
ought all to come out of the poor
man's pocket ought to be paid out
of the workman's capital, which is
Neither should it be forgotten that
wages are the real internal wealth of
a community. Land, commerce,
manufactures, and professions re
present money in repose stagnant.
"Wages are the ebb and flow of the
metallic tide. On Saturday night
the circulating medium is at high
water mark. For tho next six days
it is flowing out steadily, through
numberless channels, back to the
main, fertilizing many sources of
-profit. The greater, therefore, the
body of metallic fluid nt the top of
the flood, the more there is to re
plenish the thirst' field of specula
tive enterprise. If wages rise, the
passage of coin between labor and
trade is instantly increased. If
wages fall, the opposite effect is
produced. Therefore, the higher
the rate of wages tho more extensive
the dealings of the shopkeeper; and
I come to the conclusion that high
wages all the time are for the gen
eral good of the community.
The working of the anti-Chinese
law has had a curious illustration of
lute. Two converted Chinese women
sent out by the Presbyterian mis
sionaries to labor amoug their country-women
orUhoPacifio Coast, were
not permitted to land nt San Fran
cisco, but were Sent back in the
same vessel. A shining example
this of Christian consistency.
SSBfc A New Piiieton, just ar-
TT" vltrml frrt... 'NT..... Vmlr
...y. .tun. .lull AUIll.
Novcr used. Can bo
bought cheat) for cash.
or upon monthly payments. Apply to
JNO. A. PALMER,
General Business Agent,
Jlllwoj GO Fort Street.
My Hook of Instruction,
"SILK AND THE SILK WORM,"
Gives all necessary Information.
rrli'i', Tvu-nty-rivo CoiiIh per ropy.
Silk Worm Egg, Reels, Tree?, Cut
tings, Seeds, iV:c., for sale at lliccry
lowest market rntcs.
Thermo nclor nnd Barometer Combined
Fo r use of Silk Raisers, free by mall
only 7C cents.
1 will Lu pleased to give Information
to correspondents who apply by lector,
Inclosing two-cent stamp lor leply,
Specimen Ilo- or C'ocooiih A Itcol
cil Silk, S5 Cent.
None but nillcles of the first quality sold
Addiess nil communications to
Miss IMcllio Lincoln Rossiter,
rrncticul Silk Culturist,
New Lisbon, Burlington Co.
Also ntrent for the " Kaleidoscope,"
only DO cts per year in advance. 'J-14
THE STORE OP CHUNG WO KEE
at Ilaualcl, Island of Kauai, is
transferred to the Hanalci Store Co.
CHUNG WO KEE.
Ilanalcl, Kauai, Jan. 27, 1885. !U4 2v
rpilE Co-ruilncrsliip doing business
X under the firm name of Hanalei
Store Company, situated in the District
of Hanalei, Island of Kuu.it.
011 'Jw E. KAALOA.
rpiIE MAIL by the
i S. S. !3VIiLv5ioMn,
Will close at the Post Office,
At 10 a.m., Saturday,
Feb. 14, 18S3.
A" LATE LETTER BAG " will be
kept open till 11:30. a.m., to leccivo
late letters, on which an additional ice
of Five Cents each letter must be paid.
Lcttcis for UnoisTitATioN will be re
cehed till f) o'clock on Saturday.
Poisons mailing eoiicpondcncc on
the morning of the steamer's departure,
arc requested to stamp all letters bcfoic
II. M. WHITNEY, P.M.G.
Post OIllcc, Honolulu, Feb. 12th, 1885.
Unsuipasscd in Quality and
F. A. Schaefer&Co
Solo Agents for theso Islands.
C2F" Conslantlv on hand in quarts and
pints. " fM3 2v
H. Hackfeld & Co.
HAVE JUST RECEIVED,
Exbk IYleteor,-l 32 daysfm Bremen,
IN KVJEItY JJLNJS,
Which they oiler for sale
At Lowest Prices !
WE have instructed Mr. John A.
Palmer to enforce the payment
of all our outstanding accounts after
Signed, WHITMAN & WEIGHT.
MAKE FOR SALE.
AVERY FINE imported MARE, of
Elmoie stock, kind and gentle, be
tween 4 nnd fi years, a good roadster
sold for no fault; also, n top buggy,
nearly now. Apply ut this office, or to
J. P. MENDONCA, Pauoa Valley.
rpm; partnership hcietofore existing;
JL between SIMPSON & WALLACE
doing business, in Honolulu, as plumb
ers, gas.fitters, and tinsmiths, is this day
dissolved by mutual consent.
Sbrnerl j "AVID SIMPSON.
tjigucu, j WALLACE PORTEUS.
Honolulu, Jau. 27, 1881. 920
170R GENTLEMEN ONLY. Apply
J to MRS. TURNER, 72 Alaken
090 ly b
Zvelliiify XIoiiho to '.Let.
The pieimscs now occupied
by Judgo McCully, on Here,
tanla Mi cot, In Kuloaknhua,
will bo tented after the 1st of Febiuary,
1885, at icasonablo lates. The house is
commodious, and the outhouses con
venient. Tho giouuds aro well planted
with tiecs and hlu ubs, Enquire of
003 tf S. 11. DOLE.
At Palatini, near Reformatory
'School, a new and commodious
Icottasrc. Suitablo for 11 family.
Has never been occupied. Easy terms
to a good tenant.
Good stabling, bcivnnts' 100ms, and a
On tho promises, or J. P. Wisuman, 27
Mcichant st. Honolulu. 888
A Four.Rooincd COTTAGE,
with cook house, nud every
convenience, lo let; and Fur.
nituro for ealo. Apply ou tho promises
at No. 187 Nuunnu Street- 010 tf
iOJEJD! SIME.AJO!' 3IU.X !
Just Received by last steamer one of the largest invoices of
Ladies' Misses' Clta's & Mams' fear
" Draw cis,
" Corset Covers,
" Calico Wrappers
ALL THE ABOVE GOODS WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER AS
We also would state that we are constantly receiving now and desir
able styles of goods direct from the manufacturers, and that wo shall
spare no exertion lo meet, by prompt attention, low prices, and tho bcBt
of goods, your entire confidence.
Orders from the other Islands promptly attended to.
Temple of Fashion
Pacific Hardware Company
SUCCESSORS TO DILLINGHAM & CO. AND SAM'L NOTT.
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
Hardware, Agricultural Implements, House Furnishing
Goods, and General Merchandise.
Tho combined stock of the two firms gives us a vciy full and complete lino of
goods, at lowest market lates. All order? sent to the undersigned, or to Mr.
Samuel Nott for,fcpeci allies in the class of goods formerly sold by him, will at ,
picscut leccivo his personal attention nnd supervision.
PACIFIC HARDWARE COMPANY.
LEWIS & CO,, GROCERS,
ar ma on xrotoi hi.toci,
JUST RECEIVED, EX MARlPOSA,-On Ice, Quail, Cala Fresh Salmon, Cala
Flounders, Caulillours, Celery, Eastern Oysters, in tin and shell;
and Eed Cabbage.
Boxcs Table Raisins. Boxes Cala Dried Flcrp. Oaso Burnt finlnrl n,l ninio
V, pints; Cases Lucca Salad Oil. Kecs S.ilt Water Cucumbers. Ivntrs of
Pickles, Kits Salmon Bellies. Best Russian Caviar. Casks Duiipb
, Dried Peaches, Dried Fiuits of all kinds, 2 lb tins Cala Butter, all
Dupec Bacon, Fresh Gcrmea, Island Potatoes, all kinds Canned Vegetables,
all kinds Canned Fruits, Fresh Ground Kona Collce every day. Our Prices
aie low. Goods delivered to all parts of the city,
Island Orders solicited.
Large invoices of Goods (of all descriptions) having becnicceivcd by me, they
WILL BE SOLD AT LOWER PRICES,
Than the same quality of (Goods can be purchased elsewhere in Honolulu, and
satisfaction tiunranteed. My stock consists of all kinds of AMERICAN,
ENGLISH AND SYDNEY MANUFACTURE,
Saddles, Belts, Pouches, Leggings, Saddle Cloths, School Bags, &c,
Bits, Spurs and Stirrups, &c, in Nickel and Silver Flate
The reputation of my HOME-3IADE HARNESS for supcrioiity of wo'rkmnnship
and material remains unchallenged during my six years' residence here.
Thankful for the gcncious patronage of the past, its continuance and increase In
the futuie is respectfully solicited at tho old stand.
880 3m Corner of Fort and King streets, Honolulu, II. I
JOSEPH. E WISEMAN,
The Only Becognized General Business Agent on tho Hawaiian IslandB.
XSSX AJBUXSIIEI 1 879.
Offices in Camphell's Tire-proof Building, 27 Merchant St., Honolulu, H. I
X. O. XIox :tX5 : : I : rXVloilloiio 173,
REAL ESTATE AGENT Buys nnd sells Real Estate in all parts of the King-
dom. Rents Ofllees, Houses, Cottages and Rooms.
SOLICITING AGENT FOR WILDER'S INTER-ISLAND STEAMERS Toiir.
His nnd tho Traveling Public will apply to mo for Tickets nnd Information to
SOLICITING AGENT FOR THE MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO. OF NEW
YORK Tho Largest, Grandest and Soundest Institution of its kind in the
AGENT FOR THE GREAT BURLINGTON RAILWAY' HOU.TE IN AMERICA
This Route excels all other mules going East, tho tcenory being the grandest,
tho meals tho choicest nnd tho Palaeo and Dining Cms thu hnndsonicstt and most
EMPLOYMENT AGENT Finds Employment for nil seeking work in tho vari
ous blanches of industry on tho Islands.
SOLICITING AGENT FOR THE CITY" OF LONDON FIRE INSURANCE CO.
Tho best known Company in Ihe Iblands.
CUSTOM HOUSE BROKER Enteis Goods nt Custom House, pays and discharges
Freight and Duty Bills under power of Attorney.
MONEY BROKER Loans Money at all times on first-class sccuritiy.
GENERAL BUSINESS AGENT Legal Papers of every description drawn. Bills
Distributed and Collected. Books nnd Accounts kept and adjusted. Jtelords
Keaiched. Rents Collected. Taxes and Insuuuico on Property looked uftei.
Copvlng and Engiosslng done. Advertisements, Newspaper Articles, Corres-
ponilcuco and Commercial Business of every nature promptly and accurately
AGENT FOR THE NEW MUSIC HALL AT HONOLULU Companies abroad
will correspond with mo for leims, etc, Oiders for Island 6hells, Cuiioi, Lava
Specimens, Native Views and Photos carefully filled nud forwarded to all parts
of tho World.
X3T Information nppeitalnlng to the Iblunds given and nil cotrespondtnee fr.lth.
fully answered. JOSKWI H. AVISHMAX,
873 Gsniral Business Agent, Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
" Sun Bonnets,
Nos. 61 and 63 Fort Streets.
P. O. Box 297.
The Corner Harness Store
Still to the Front !
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