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Owing to tin- scinclly of water, the
hours for irrigation will be llniltid to
4 hours per duy, from C to 8 it. m., and
from 4 to 0 p. in., until further nolleo.
OnAii. II. WILSON,
Supt Water Wmk.
Approved: Chab.T. Gomck,
Minister of lulcrloi.
January 30, 189,"i. "32 tt
BISHOP & Co., BANKERS
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
Draw Evohaiigo on the
Until: or California, S. J
And their ngetils in
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Me3sva. N. M. Rothschild &S011, London.
The Commercial Batik Co., of Sydney,
Tho Commereittl Bank Co , of Sydney,
Tho Bank of Ncv Zealand: Auckland,
Ghristeltureh, ami Wellington.
The Bank of British Columbia, Vic
toria, B. U. and Portland, Or.
Transact a General Banking Business.
receive gold, excepting direct con
version, by nccepting silver coins
for customs duties, taxes, and oilier
Government dueswhich wih it
Inoaeh of treaty stipulntiotts iMr.
Cartel calls "colossal stupidity"
and "violation of law number four."
The lc-issuc of ecitificales after
redemption, when the Act prescribes
cancellation, was " violation of law
number live," and the refusal last
week to redeem the certificates in
U. S. gold coin, and, latterly, even
in silver, he characterizes as "num
ber six" in this category of law
breaking by the nrirnhiistrnlois of
CEN. VAN BUrtEN'S LECTURE.
There was a full house at the
M. U. A. Hall last evening, to hear
Flehjod to neltW Boot nor Party.
Bat established for tho benefit of all.
TUESDAY, FEB. 17, 1885.
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THIS EVENINC'S DOINGS.
Honolulu Rifles, 7:30.
Excelsior Lodge, I.O.O.F., 7:30.
MR. CARTER ON THE CURRENCY.
Mr. J.O. Carter through the Guide
has replied at length to the attempted
justification of the Government upon
the currency business in last Satur
day's Advertiser. To the charge that,
just previous to the passage of the
Currency Act of 188-1, a "small
number of patriots were exacting
eight perccntum for exchange," Mr.
Carter responds that the cause of
high exchange dates further back,
when a " thrifty arrangement" was
made with Mr. Claus Sprockets to
introduce a million dollars in silver
coin. This was violation of law
number one ; and, to meet the cost of
that coinage Mr. Sprockets issued
the exchange drawn against the su
gar shipped by his house hence a
shortness of exchange and high rates.
Mr. Carter claims it is not fair to
charge Messrs. Bishop, & Co. with
having made large piofits upon this
boom in exchange, for the shippers
of sugar made the rates and took the
Regarding the plea that the Cur
rency Act was. cunningly or bung
lingly devised to make trouble for
the Ministry, Mr. Carter shows that
the Act was under the supervision of
Ministers and subject to the action
of the Legislature controlled by
them, from inception to final passage.
A second violation of law is
alleged against the Ministers in the
action, that placed in certain hands
the sale of all uncurrent silver cpins
in the treasury, when the fifth sec
tion of the Act provides that tenders
should be for "lots of not more
than $50,000 each," and he says he
has the best authority for saying
that this course was pursued in spite
of the advice of the Auditor-General.
Mr. Carter shows that Messrs.
Bishop & Co. did all they could,
upon the Act coming into force, to
keep the silver certificates in circu
lation until the Government had
time to redeem them. Thus a large
amount of gold was prevented from
being shipped out of the country.
"Violation of law number three"
was the Ministers' placing of 14 per
cent of the silver coin in the special
deposits held against the certificates,
as a margin to make the silver coins
the equivalent of United States gold
coins, when tho Act specifically pro
vided for the cost of conversion of
silver into gold coinage.
The memorandum on behalf of
Messrs. Bishop & Co., which tho
Advertiser characterized as having
"carried in it sufficient viciousness
and Illegality to bo rejected at sight,"
Mr. Carter says was not drawn up
by that firm at all, but was with
drawn by them before the Ministers
had shown any further sign of re
jecting jt than the objection that the
Act did not provide for tho conver
sion of silver coin " not" in the trea
The closing of the only channel
through which the Government could
Gen. Van Bttren, Consul-General of
the United States at Yokohama, lec
ture upon Japan and the Japanese.
Professor Scott presided nnd in
troduced the lecturer in a graceful
little speech, emphasizing the im
portance of the subject to this coun
try at the present time.
Gcnoral Van Bui en-opened with a
personal statement, that he has been
for a long time subject to a painful
and dangerous disease, and, rest
being his object here, he could only
afford the excttion of reading his
lecture with a few verbal observa
tions in passing. Referring to the
pleasure he had felt in meeting his
old friend in Japan, Prof. Scott,
immediately after landing here, he
said that, next to Christian charity,
friendship was one of the most
touching virtues. A largo portion
of his lecture was from his report to
the United States Government on
the state of labor in Japan. The
book had been translated into several
languages, and ho had received the
thanks of various sovereigns for
copies sent them, woven copies
had been illuminated all along the
margins by native artists, making
them most rare and unique volumes,
one of which he used on this occa
sion, lie rapidly described the situa
tion, topography and area, climate
and resources of Japan. The soil
was a black vegetable mould based
upon clay, and was so constituted
that chemical fertilizers were re
quired to make it yield its richness
to vegetation. The mean tempera
ture at Yokohama was 577 degrees
Fahrenheit, the highest 93 degrees
and lowest 23, but nothing was more
misleading as a gauge of climate than
the thermometer. Those who ima
gined Japan had a thorough tropical
climate might be surprised to learn
that skating on ice was one of the
chief pastimes. The annual rainfall
was 7117 inches, snowfall lo inches.
Japan's population was in 1878 be
tween 35 and 30 millions. Previous
to the revolution of 18C8 the labor
ing class had neither rights nor pri
vileges. Since'that time their status
had kept pace with the marvellous,
unparalleled progress of the nation.
By the lecturer's description the old
order of things in Japan must have
been pretty much like that in these
Islands in feudal system alike, but
in barbaric condition Japan ahead in
pomp and glitter. Touching the
morality of the Japanese, the Gen
eral thought it would be unfair to
judge them by the standard of
Christian civilization, as, to some
extent, what would be regarded in
tho latter as gross immorality was
the established order; in Japan.
However, a great change was com
ing over the social customs of the
country r.s over almost all else.
Shinduism was the religion of the
masses; Huddhism, of tho nobility.
The educational system was after the
Chinese, but is being revolutionized
upon the models of Christian nations.
In this regard the lecturer gave great
credit to Prof. Scott, who had mate
rially assisted, during his residence
there, in bringing about tho change,
and had even originated one depart
ment of the reform. There arc 2,045
schools in the Empire, with nn at
tendance of over 39 percent of child
ren of school age. As yet teachers
were poorly paid, their average sala
ries being about 844 a year. Doctors
received about 10 cents a visit. As
mothers no women could bo rooro
affectionato than those of Japan.
Males were largely in excess of
females in the population. Drunken
ness was rare. There was not a
more cleanly peoplo in the world.
Daily ablution was the universal
custom with young and old. The
lecturer, in coming to tho tllsousflon
of the Japanese laborci, delivered a
fine panegyric upon the dignity of
labor. No' country could be pros
perous which oppressed labor. He
quoted with admit atiou n passage in
one or our Minister of Forcigii
Affaits, letters to Japan, in which
was given assurance of the best of
treatment of the desired Jnpanesc
laborcis in this countiy. The Ha
waiian Consul, Mr. Irwin, he cha
racterized as the very best man to
carry out this project. Bespeaking
for the fine lot of immiurants sent
out tho most kindly treatment, he
said they would bo found generous,
good-naluicd, willing and industri
ous, sensitive to injury and quick to
resent it. After ti rapid sketch of
the turbulent history of Japan ftoin
the 13th century until the revolution
of 18G8, including an eloquent refer
ence to the young western giant,
America, thundering at the closed
doors of Japan in 1851 and com
pelling tho admittance of modern
civilization, the lecturer closed with
a glowing tribute to the Hawaiian
climate and scenery, and to the secu
rity of this defenceless little nation
afforded by the friendship of her
great neighbor the United Slates.
The lecture was apparently well
enjoyed by the. audience, but all
must have felt much lcgrct that the
health of Gen. Van Bitrcn did not
permit him the free use of the ora
torical powers that he evinced in
numerous flashes and tlnoughout in
his clear sonorous utterance.
Among those .present were the
Ministers of Foreign Affairs and
Finance, U. S. Minister Daggett
and lady, Japanese Consul -.Tiro Na
kamura, Chief Justice Judd aud
Justice McCully, and Consul-General
Irwin and lady.
TWO HOUSES SAVED FROM FIRE. I
Maiiyvim.1, Cal., Jan. 20, 1885,
II. II. Gnoss, 1(1 and 18 Second
sltcct, San Francisco. Dear Sir:
I am pleased to advise you of a (ho
extinguished by me with your Har
den "Star" Hand Grenades. About
G o'clock i. .it. 1 discovered a fire at
tho residence of Mr. Adams, on F
street. The building is raised from
the ground abotil eight feel. Under
neath it was n largo pile of waste
lumber and shavings, left thcic by
the carpcnteis. When discovered
the tiro it was blazing tip on both
sides of tho house, nnd Mr. Adams
was vainly trying to check the fire
with buckets of water. 1 took two
of your Hand Grenades and ran to
his assistance. J dashed them in,
and llioy instantly extinguished the
fire. The only damage was in char
ring the house and scorching the
carpet in the room above. There is
no question that tho Grenades saved
the building. Yours truly,
J. B. M. Smith, Dentist.
TO THE LADIES !
XUELAJD ! S36 3RJE AJJD l&5. K-DE-AX !
Just Rcosivwd by lawt steamer one of tho largest invoices of
The Hand Grenades saved the re
sidence of Thomas Cain, in Auburn,
the same day. livery dwelling
should have them.
The above explains itself. If you
have not provided yourself with
Grenades do so at once, as you may
wait too loifg. Z. K. Mj-cis. 73
Hotel street, sole agent for the Ha
ren's & Mits' fear
THE ABOVE GOODS WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER
" A pious,
" Sun Bour.cti,
' ' Waists,
A rccipioeal tariff agreement has
been signed between Victoria aud
Tasmania, subject to ratification by
their respective legislatuics. A New
Zealand paper regards this compact
as an evidence that tho colonists arc
beginning to look the dillleullics of
federation in the face.
Wc also would slate thnlwcaic constantly receiving now and desir
able styles of goods direct from the manufacturers, and that wo shall
spare no exertion to meet, by prompt attention, low prices, and the best
of goods, your entire confidence.
Orders from the other Islands piomptly attended to.
Mos. 61 and 63 Fort Streets.
A London despatch says: The
largest insurance ever known was on
the life of the Earl of Aylcsford.
Every company in London, except
the Equitable and the New York
Life, was bit; the amount just ris
ing to 1,000,000, mainly on secu
rity of loans and mortgages. The
Equitable made a special -examination,
aud refused him, which in
duced the Now York Company to
refuse liiin also. Litigation is ex
pected, on the ground of the con
cealment of material facts as to his
On WpiliK'Mlay, frViliMinry
At 12 o'clock noon,
At the lcsidencc ol the lute Mr. M. 11.
Chase, 47 11111111 St., ill bo sold
A YOUNG Portuguese man who
undciRtands the English language
wishes a placo in a saloon or grocery
More. Apply at the stoic of M. A. Gon
ial ves is Co., Hotel street. 917 lw
Pacific Hardware Company
SUCCESSORS TO DILLINGHAM & CO. AND SAM'L NOTT.
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
Hardware, Agricultural Implements, House Furnishing
Goods, and General Merchandise
The combined s-tock of the two linns gives us a very full and complete tine of
goods, at lowest niaiket rales. All orders sent to the undersigned, or to Mr.
Samuel Noll for specialties in the class of goods formerly told by him, will at'
piesent receive his personal attention and supervision.
PACIFIC HARDWARE COMPANY.
By older of lleniy K. Mncfiirlnnc, Esq.
I will oiler at Public Auction,
Saturday, March 20th,
At lSiiooii, at my Sales Room,
Ullll'HH prcvIouHly aiion'd
or ill Private Sale,
THOSE SPLENDID LOTS on the
corner of Berctania and Piikoi Sis ,
Subdivided as follows into House Lots,
and at the follow lug upset prices,
from which there can he no deviation.
Lot 1100 feet by MO feet, Bcietania
street Upset price $.1000
Lot 2100 feet by 160 feet, Kinau
sticet Upset pi ice 1200
Lot 3100 feet by 150 feet, Bcietania
street Upset pi ice $1400
Lot -1100 feet .by 150 feet, Kinau
street Upset price 1100
Lot C 100 feet by 150 feet, Berctania
street Upset price 1400
Lot 0100 feet by 150 feet, Kinau
. stieet Upset price $1100
Lot 7100 feet by !!00 feet, with the
buildings thcrcon.Upiet price 92103
Lot S 100 feet by 150 feet, Berctania
street Up"-ct price $1230
Lot 0100 feet by ICO feet, Young
street Upset price $000
Lot 10100 feet by 100 leet, Berctania
street Upset piicc $1250
Lot 11100 feet by 150 feet, Young
street Upset prico !?fl00
Tho unncr lots were purchased by Mr.
Macfailanc for a rcsidoncc, and for the I
purpose or improvement, it Jins nau
great care and cultivation, so that at
present it is well covered by a large
variety of trees, as well as u choice col
lection of plants nnd Dowers, all In
Among the fruit and shade ticcs will
he found tho Tiavclcr's Tree, the Royal
Pttlm, tho "Wine Palm, the Lemon Tree,
tho Fan Palm, the Oocoanut, the Japan
ese Orange, tho Ponclnnii Rcgia, llio
Mandarin Orange, tho Fig Tree, tho
Alligator Pear, tho Algeioba and olhcih.
In Roses and Flow ere there nro a great
variety, which miibt ho seen to be ap
Water pipes aro laid pn in eacli of
Lots Nos. 1 to 7, inclusive, and 00 feet
of lioso will icach any part of them.
These lots aro situated just in the centre
of Kalaokaliua Plains, on tho principal
street leading from Honolulu, and are
within twenty minutes' walk from town,
as well as being upon tho omnibus
routo to Puualiou.
I shall offer them on very favoiablo
terms for purchasers, namely,
One-Fourth Cash, and balanco in
equal payments of one, two, three
ami four years, with interest at 7
per cent., secured by mortgage,
Thl division of payments, and low
rate of interest, allows ono for a com
paratively small sum nnnunlly paid for
four years, to becomo the owner of a
beautiful homestead lot.
Parties debiring lots must make early
application, as wo shall Mill at private
sale to thoso who first apply. .
Pluns of the property can bo seen at
Deeds at puichasci's expense.
E. P. ADAMS,
Oil t th & s td Auctioneer.
30 X 44
26 x 40
24 x 36
Anil Colored Foster Paper.
For Sale by
917 li IE. IBucltteld &.
Or una M Hotel Street.
JUST RECEIVED, EX MAlUPOSA,-On Ice, Quail, Gala Fresh Salmon, Gala
Flounders, Caulillour's, Celery, Eastern Oysters, in tin and shell;
aud Red Cabbage.
ALSO Boxes Table Raisins, Boxes Gala Dried Figs, CVos Duret Salad Oil, pints
and H pints; Cases Lucca Salad Oil, Kegs Salt Water Cucumbers, Kegs of
Mixed Pickles, Kits Salmon Bellies, Bert Russian Caviar, Casks Dupee
Hams, Dried Peaches, Dried Fruits of all kinds, 2 lb tins Cala Butter, all
kinds Canned Meats,-Fresh Cala Tabic Apples, Cases Eagle Coud. Milk
i Vi ii i ru-ii. itmiiri. niii'KN ij.miv n:i i. ini-i iinmi i irinii Aiming i
TIID Adjourned Annual Meeting of
the Reciprocity Sug-n Co. will be
held at the olllce ol W. Jt. Castle, Esq.,
on Flidnv, Fell. 20lh, at 2 p. in,
010 If"' E. D. TENNEY, Sec.
Notice to f3ocli!:olIers.
rpiIE Quartcilv Meeting of the Stock-
holders of E. O. Hall & Son, Limit
ed, will be held at theirofUce, on Thui
day. Feb. 10th, at 2 p. m.
910 lit L. C. ABLES, Sec.
nnilE STORE OF CHUNG WO KEE
X at Hanalci, Island of Kauai, is
tranbfcircd to the Hanalci Stoic Co.
CHUNG WO KEE.
Hanalci, Kauai, Jan. 27, 18S5. 911 2w
r. c , -. , ., : ,;:. , : , '- , ,: , ,; ,"i;i',v-i "na
ouiibi-u i ig rcui, jviis juuukurci, uuses ouuseu juaoKcrci, uasKs star Hams,
Dupee Bacon, Fresh Germea, Island Potatoes, all kinds Canned Vegetables,
all kinds Canned Fruits, Fresh Ground Kona Coll'ec every day. Our Pi ices
aie low. Goods delivered to all parls of tho city,
Island Orders solicited. Telephone No. 240. P. O. Box 297. (7G2
The Corner Harness Store
Still to the Front !
npiIE Co-Partnersllip doing business
X under the 111 in name of Hanalci
Stoic Company, situated in ilic District
nf Ilnnalc), Island of Kauai.
041 2w E. KAALOA.
At Palaina, near Relorinatorv
School, u now and commodious
icottairc. builauie lor a family.
Has never been occupied. Easy terms
to a good tenant.
Good stabling, hcivants' looms-, and n
On the pieinlpes, or J, K. WinUsrAN, 27
Merchant tl. Honolulu. 888
rilHE partneiship heretofore existing
X between SIMPSON & WALLACE
doing business in Honolulu, as plumb
ers, gas-litters, nnd tinsmiths, Is this day
dissolved by mutual consent,
Si.med J DAVID SIMPSON,
hltuui, ( 3 wajaoE PORTEUS.
Honolulu, Jan. 27, 1881. 929
.Dwelling' Ilonwo to '.Let.
The pieuuses now occupied
bvJudiroMcOullv. on Bero-
Sih tanla siicet. in Kuloakahua.
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win uo rciucu niier uie isi oi rourmtiy,
188S, at reasonable inlet). The house Is
commodious, and tho outhouses con
venient. Tim grounds are well planted
with trees and bin libs. Enquired
003 tf S. II, DOLE.
TO liKT, . ""'
A Four-Rootned COTTAGE,
with cook house, and every
convenience, to let: and Fur-
niture lor tale. Apply on tho premises
at No. 187 Nmiamt Street- 010 tf.
Laige invoices of Goodb (of all descriptions) having btcn leccivrd by me, they
WILL BE SOLD AT LOWER PRICES,
Than the t-amo quality of (Goods can he purchased elsewhere in Honolulu, and
satisfaction guaranteed. My block 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 Plate
The reputation of my HOME-MADE HARNESS for superiority of workmanship
and material remains unchallenged during my si.v years' residence here.
Thankful for the generous patronage of the past, its continuance and inci ease in
the future is respectfully solicited at tho old stand.
Comer of Fort and King streets, Honolulu, If. I
ccgt.';gxm j t jm'm
JOSEPH. E. WISEMAN,
Tho Only Recognized General Business Agent on the Hawaiian Islands.
ESX-AJBILISIIEI , 1 879.
Offices in Campbell's Fire-proof Building, 27 Merchant St., Honolulu, H. I
p. O. Box HIS s : : X'clejxlicmu 173.
REAL ESTATE AGENT Buys nnd sells Real Estate in all parts of the King
dom, Rents Offices, Houses, Cottages and Rooms, v
SOLICITING AGENT TOR WILDBR'S INTER-ISLAND STEAMERS Tour,
istsand thoTiaveling Public will apply to mu for Tickers and information to
SOLICITING AGENT FOR THE MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO. OF NEW
YORK Tho Largest, Grandest and Soundest Institution of Its kind la the
AGENT FOR THE GREAT BURLINGTON RAILWAY ROUTE IN AMERICA
This Route uxcels all oilier loutes going EaM, the ftencry being the grandest,
the meals the choicest f.nd the Palace and Dining Cms the handsomest and most
EMPLOYMENT AGENT Finds Employment for all seeking work in tho vari
ous bianches of industry on tho Islands.
SOLICITING AGENT FOR THE CITY OF LONDON FIRE INSURANCE CO.
The best known Company in the Islands.
CUSTOM HOUSE BROKER Enters Goods nt Cubtoni House, pays and discharges
Freight and Duty Bills under power of Attornoy.
MONEY" BROKER Loans Money at all times on first-class securlliy.
GENERAL BUSINESS AGEN.T Legal Papers of every description drawn. Bills
Distributed and Collected. Books and Accounts kept and adjusted, Record
Seaichcd. ItcnU Collected. Tuxes and Insuiaiico on Properly looked alter.
Copying and Engiossing done. AdvertUemenlB, Newspaper Article, Coircs
pondenco and Commercial Business of every nature promptly and uccuuitely
AGENT FOR THE NEW MUSIC HALL AT HONOLULU Companies abroad
will conespond with mo for terms, etc. Orders lor Island Shells, Cuilos, Lava
Specimens, Native Views aud Pholoi carefully llllcd and foi winded to all parts
J Information appertaining to the Islands given and all coircspoiulence faith.
n,1,ya,,8WCrcd' JOSEPH B. WISEMAN,
873 .General Business Agent, Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands,