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Pursuant to a resolution of tlio l.cgl
latlvo A?euibly, passed Mny !, ISS'J, tlio
birthday of KAMEI1AMEIIA III.,
March 17th, will be observed as a Nn.
tlonnl Holiday, mid nil Government
olllccs throughout the Kingdom will be
closed on that tiny.
CUAS. T. UULICK,
UG7UI Minister of Interior.
Owing to the scaiclly of Wutcr, the
houvs for hrlgatlon will be lluihed to
4 hours per day, from 0 to 8 n. in., and
from -1 to 0 p. in., until further notice.
' OtlAS. . WILSON,
Stipt Water Work.
Approved: Ciias. T. Gumck,
Minister of Interior.'
January SO, 1885. "33 If
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Sat established for tho benefit of all.
FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 1885.
THIS EVENINC'S DOINCS.
. Skating, 7.
Emerson's Minstrels, at Music
Imp. Order of Red Men, at 7:30.
Morning Star Lodge, K of J. 7:30
" THE LAND FOR THE PEOPLE."
The land question is fast becom
ing a leading one in the United
States. The people are waking up
to the fact that the public domain,
once deemed almost inexhaustible,
has been squandered upon "land
sharks," until the territory suitable
for settlement is actually reduced to
sparse limits. Lately seventy-eight
vetorans, discharged from the regu
lar army, held a meeting in New
York, to discuss the mismanage
ment of the Government in the ille
gal donation and selling of public
lands to railway syndicates and for
eign corporations. One speaker said
the best land had been given to for
eigners, and soldiers were offered
property in "Washington Territory,
which could not be cultivated. A
committee of seven was appointed
to form a plan of action for organi
zation and to ascertain what claims
a foreign body had upon Govern
ment lands. It has come to a seri
ous pass, truly, if the gallant de
fenders of their country, when old
age is approaching and they have
honorably retired from' service, can
not receive, out of all the boastedly
vast dominions of the nation, home
steads capable of yielding them a
comfortable living for tho remainder
.of their days. The rewarding of
long service, either civil or military,
with public lands, provided the
superannuated servant desires to
end his days in rural occupation and
retirement, is a mark of enlightened
government. This is a matter that
should not be neglected by Hawai
ian legislators at the next session,
since the settlement of the public
lands has been made a. part of
national policy. There should be
an end to granting protracted leases
of large tracts to speculators and
corporations, so that, until every H
acre of the land bhall have been
taken up in homesteads, there may
at all times be land available for
retired soldiers, policemen, or other
public servants who have not receiv
ed salaries above a certain figure.
We hope the day may come when
this Kingdom can command, for
national disposal, ninny thousands
of ncios now lichl for spcuiilatlvr
purposes nml pilvnti' iiggnuull.t
lnent. Theio is, vc believe, nioro of
eternal right in tlio doctrine of tlio
now Scotch Covenant Hint the lnnil
was made for liiininn beings to get
nn industrious mill independent liv
ing upon than modern land grab
bers and monopolists in Hawaii nei
or elsewhere will admit. Land
nationalization would be a rock .in
the foundation of any stale, ngn'nibt
which the waves of oppression and
of anarchy alike would uxpend their
force in vain.
THE AMERICAN CONTRACT LABOR
The Foreign Contract Labor Act,
just passed by Congress, makes it
".unlawful for any person, company,
partnership or corporation to in any
way assist or encourage the importa
tion or immigration of any alien or
aliens, any foreigner or foreigners,
into the United States, or its Terri
tories, or the District of Columbia,
under contract or agreement, parole
or special, express or. implied, made
previous to the importation or migra
tion of such alien or aliens, foreigner
or foreigners, to perform labor or
service of any kind in the United
States, its Territories, or the Dis
trict of Columbia." Any such con
tract or agreement as described
above shall be " utterly void and of
no effect." For every violation of
any of the provisions of the first
clause of the Act, the offender is
liable to a penalty of 81,000, re
coverable as an ordinary debt, cither
by the United States or the first per
son prosecuting increior; ana a
separate suit may be brought for
each alien or foreigner being a
partner to tho illegal contract or
agreement. The master of any ves
sel is liable to a penalty of $500 and
imprisonment not exceeding six
months, for every foreign contract
laborer, mechanic or artisan he
bungs into the country. Citizens or
subjects of any foreign country are
exempted from tho provisions of the
Act, so far a-3 regards the employ
ment of piivatc secretaries, personal
attendants, or household servants.
Also the engagement of skilled work
men abroad that cannot be obtained
in America, for any new industry,
is permitted. Neither does the Act
apply to professional singers, actors,
etc., nor to personal or domestic
servants, nor to the case of persons
assisting their friends in foreign
countries to emigrate to the United
The passage of this sweeping mea
sure may be regarded as a great tri
umph for free labor in the United
States. It has been one of the ano
malies of tho American protective
system, that it presented no obstacle
to the importation of cheap bond la
bor from all creation, by capitalists,
to swamp the independent wording
Texas is becoming civilized, and
no joke about it. Its House has
passed a bill forbidding the carrying
of deadly weapons, making the light
est penalty 850 and imprisonment in
a county jail.
Planters at TWatamoras, Cuba,
are going to use their molasses for
manure, because the low price will
not pay to maikct it. Sweet will
the uses of adversity be to that soil,
and to every insect with a sweet
tooth which infests it.
A new extradition treaty between
the United .States and Canada has
been approved by the Government
of the latter. It covers a much
wider Tangc of offences than the old
one, and when it comes into effect
there, will be an end to American
ratcals in Canada, and Canadian in
America, living in luxury upon the
funds they have ombezzled or got
ten by fraud in their respective own
countries. A prolific source of wit
and humor for the newspaper para
graphers will at the same time "be
Late New York advices indicate a
reaction from the hopeful mood of
business men, which was, so general
at the beginning of tho year. The
revival in trade so far has been very
feeble," and now a dull summer and
a year of only nominal profits arc
anticipated by many merchants.
There is one thing in connection
with tho dull times, now apparently
a worid'Wide cxpctlcnce, which we
should like to have explained for
the bonolit of Hawaiinn consuiuws
of foreign products. Not only is
our staple, sugar, cheap In tho
world's niaikcts, but so arc almost
all the necessaries of life. Dull
times are always cheap time? in
other countries. Now, how coniri
it that there is little or no reduction
in prices of necessaries even of our
own sugar wlum it comes back to us
rcllned when those arc notoriously
at rock-bottom prices in the markets
where our merchants obtain them.
Is there any reason why the high
prices of fiush times should be main
tained here throughout a period of
If wo were wrong in suggesting
that the ten percent interest on the
price of homestead lots might have
been dispensed with, the error was
due to the high importance we set
upon having tho public lands settled.
As land nationalization seems to be a
faraw.-vy ideal, so far as this country
is concerned, we do not sec that it
had anything more than an incident
al connection with the discussion of
the Homestead Act. As for our
views upon land nationalization, we
would refer our morning contempor
ary to previous issues of this paper
and to an article in to-day's issue,
which appears as it was written be
fore the Advertiser of this morning
was printed. However, the nation
alization of the land which we would
hail with approval would not neces
sarily .require the abolition of private
ownership in the soil beyond certain
limits. What is required, chiefly,
is that land should not be the basis
of monopoly or the chattel of specu
lation. PERSONAL JOURNALISM.
Editor But.i.ktix : You,
being a comparative stranger in this
country, can scarcely be aware how
much has been published from time
to time in the local press on the
subject of journalism. Perhaps no
one matter, in which the general
public feel so little interest, has had
so much attention in the papers.
There was a period when a week
could scarcely pass without one or
more of the papers haviug something
to sa3r about it. I hardly know
whether to attribute the fact to a
desire on the part of newspaper
writers to instruct the ignorant, or
to a dearth of matter to fill space.
Probably a little of both. Recently
one of your contemporaries dealt
with the old subject in a scries of
articles, which, in the main, I
thought sound and sensible. Only
I could not evade the impression
that the preaching and practice of
that contemporary were lacking in
harmony. Now, after all that has
been written and published 'on
journalism, it seems to me that one
important point has been overlooked,
or insulllciently noticed. I refer to
impersonalisra. The editor of a
ndwspapcr usually employs the first
person plural, and says kc, not
I. Tlio we, I talceit, is intend
ed to conceal the pcisonality
of the writer. If impersonality
in journalism be considered anti
quated and foolish, then dispense
with ice and use I instead. But
would this innovation bo. in any way
a gain to journalism? Not in the
least, but just the contrary. In the
first place, a newspaper articlu on
any subject should stand on its
merits, and have force in proportion
to the strength and soundness of its
reasoning. This is less likely to be
the case when tho writer is known.
The reader is apt to measure the
worth of what he reads by his esti
mate of the writer, and his verdict
will probably bo colored by personal
bias. If the reader is an admirer of
the writer the former is hablo lo
pronounce the productions of the
latter aa wonderful wisdom, when in
icality they may be stupid nonsense ;
whereas if he dislikes the writer lie
will he inclined to believe that' "no
good thing can come out of Naza
reth." "When the writer is not known
his writings have a better chance of
being taken at their real and intrinsic
worth. True, in a small place like
Honolulu the editor of a paper soon
becomes known to everybody, but
then I suppose it is very unsafe to
assume that the reputed editor writes
all the so-called editorial matter.
Even if he docs it is still unsafo to
assume that his own vjewa and scnti-
incuta arc cxpiesscd. For Inslnnco,
tho papcishcrc'aro mostly owned by
corporate bodies, and their editors
arc tho paid servants of those bodies.
I presume tlio corporations formulate
the policy of their papers, and tlio
duly of tho editors is to carry it out,
in pursuance of which nn editor may
advocate views at variance with hh
own. In view of the foregoing, i3 it
not absurd to single out and attack
editors, as is the custom of an insig
nificant portion of the local press,
when tlio policy of the papers is the
proper thing to deal with? To one
who has always supposed tut editor
to be an ethereal delusion, a sort of
veiled Prophet of Kh'orassan, whom
nobody hath ever seen, the custom
just referred to has the appearance
of extreme absurdity. N. V.
A GOOD reliable partner, with a lit.
tic wih. for a cooil pnyiiur cash
business hi tills, city, centrally located.
The busiuoss is open to a thorough
examination to panics desirous, to ', in
vest. Addicsi "II. D."
003 lw BULLETIN OFFICII
rpiIL MAIL by thu
Will rinse at the Pol '(Jlllcc,
At 1 0 a.m., 8iiti?i'i1ny,
Mar. 14, lUSr,.
" LATE LETTISH BAG " will he
kept open till 11 :u0.u.m.,tn receive
lutes letters, on which an additional lee
of Five Cents eaeli letter must lie paid.
Letters for Ruiistiiatiox will lie re
ached till 0 o'clock on Satin day.
Persons mailing correspondence on
the morning of the steamer's depaituie,
are requested to stamp all letters bofoie
II. M. WHITNEY, P.M.G.
Post Ollicc, Honolulu, Mar. 12th, 1SS5.
Enroulc lo Austialia
AVlll Give a $eahOil
AT 'I UK
THIS EVENING, MAR. 13, 1885.
Scats iill 1 o sold at Wiseman's, .Wed
nesday, the 11th, at 12 o'clock. 'XI At
f. vs. sciranrcrc,
T ATE of the Palace Hotel. San Pi an.
X-i cisco, will open a Barber's Shop at
No.. 84 King Street, in the icar of J. W.
Iliiigley's cigar and soda stand, Satur
day, February 14lh. 0C7 at
ALL persons hiving claims against
the Estate of W. II. Wilkinson,
which have been contracted previous to
the fitli day of Felnuary, 1885, are re
quested lo hand the i-amo to the As
signees on or before the Illst inst.
Assignee Est. W. H. Wilkinson.
Honolulu, March 12th, 1S85. 087 td
FRO.M the Casino, a Gor
don Setter Dog. Anyone
returning tho Mine lo
Nolte's Beaver Saloon will
be suitably rewarded. OO.'j -It
IlTII. 13. II. GRANT will yilcase com-
JLYA muiiicate witli C. Brewer & Co.
BY A JAPANESE -who speaks Eng
lish, a situation ivliero ho can
make himself generally, useful. Apply
to TOM at this ollicc. 001 lw
Corner King and Fori Streets,
Is prepared lo make all kinds and styles
From a locket si.o up. Island Views
and Royally Pictures constantly
007 2w Pioprletor.
Peas, Egg Plums, Grapes !
AkhuHimI .5ellt', K(v.
For Halo bv
II. IIAOKFELD & CO.
ANNUAL CLEARANCE SAL
63 FORT STREET.
order lo make room for our unsurpassed stock which
is being bought regardless of expense or trouble at the
present time in Eastern Markets by S. COT1N & ,CO.
Prices Miri in
:HKfi U Ha,5 ti Vi?
SUCCESSORS TO DILLINGHAM & CO. AND SAM'L NOTT
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
Hardware, Agricultural Implements, House Furnishing
Goods, and General merchandise.
The combined itock of tlio two linns gives us a veiy full and complete line of
good", at lowest market rates. All aiders sent to the umleivigned, or to Mr.
Samuel Noll for specialties in the class of. goods formerly sold by him, will at
picient uxcivo his pcivounl attention and Mipei vision.
PACIFIC IIAitDWARE COMPANY.
07 ami OJ JXolol feitreet.
JUST HEOE1VED, EX MA1UPOSA, On Ice, Quail, Cala Fresh Salmon, Cala
Flounders, C.uilillours, Celery, Eastern Oi'slcrs, in tin and shell;
ami Kcil Cabbage.
ALSO Boxes Table Raisins, Boxes Cala Dried Fie?, Cafes Durct Salad Oil, pints
and J? pints; Cases Lucca Salad Oil, Kegs Salt Water Cucumbers, Kegs of
Mixed Pickle, Kits Salmon Bellies, Best Italian Caviar, Casks Dupeo
Hams, Dried Peaches, Dried Fruit of all kinds, 2 lb tins Gala Butter, all
kinds Canned Meals, Fresh Cala
P is M Yeast Powder, Sacks Dairy
doukcu i igs reel, jvhs luucivurui, u.ises aouscu juauKcrei, u.iSKS alar Hams,
Dupee Bacon, Fresh Qermca, Island Potatoes, all kinds Canned Vegetables,
all kinds Canned Fruits, Fresh Giound Komi Co lice every day. Our Pi ices
arc low. Goods delivered to all parts of the city.
Island Orders solicited. Telephone
Large invoices of Goods (of all descriptions) having been icccivrd by me, they
WILL BE feOLD AT LOWER PRICES,
Thau the same quality of (Goods can be purchased clsewlicic in Honolulu, and
satisfaction guaranteed. My stock consists of all kinds of AMERICAN,
ENGLISH AND SYDNEY MANUFACTURE,
Saddles, Belts, PoucheSfLeggings, Saddle Cloths, School Bags, &c,
Bits, Spura and Stirrups, &c, in Nickel and Silver Plate
The reputation of my HOME-MADE HARNESS for supeiiority of workmanship
and material leinnins unchallenged dining my bix years' retidence here.
Thankful for the generous patronage of tho past, its continuance and increase in
tho f tiliiin is icspccltully solicited at the old stand.
8S0 :im Corner of Fort and King streets, Honolulu, IL I
JOSEPH. E. WISEMAN,
The Only Hecognized General Busine33 Agent on the Hawaiian Islands.
ISSXAULJSniUO 1 S70.
Offices in CampheH'o Fire-prcof Building, 27 Merchant St., Honolulu, H. I
1. O. Itox :i3 1 : : : t 'XVleiriiono 173.
REAL ESTATE AGENT Buys and sells Real Efctalo in all parts of the King.
doin. Rents Oillccs, Houses, Cottngcs and Rooms.
SOLICITING AGENT FOR IVILDER'S INTKR-ISLAND STEAMERS Tour .
ihtb and rheTiaeling Public will apply to mo for Tickets anil liifoimation to
SOLICITING AGENT FOR THE MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO. OF NEW
YORK Tho Largest, Giandcst and Soundest Institution of its kind in the
AGENT FOR THE GREAT DURLINGTON RAILWAY ROUTE IN AMERICA
This Route oxcols ul I other joules going East, the Ecenery being tlio grandoit,
tho meals the choicest and .the Palace mid Dining C'ais tlio handsomest and most
EMPLOYMENT AGENT Finds Employment for all iccklilg woik In the vail-
oils blanches of Industry on tho Islands.
SOLICITING AGENT'FOR THE CITY OF LONDON FIRE INSUHANCE CO.
Tho best known Company in tho Islands.
CUSTOM HOUSE BROKER Enteis Goods at Custom House, pays and discharges
Freight and Duty Rills under power of Attorney,
MONEY RROKER Loans Money at all times on llrst-cliifs Kcuiltiy.
GENERAL BUSINESS AGENT Legal Papcis of every description drawn. Bills
Distributed and Collected. Hooks and Accounts kept and adjusted. Recoids
Scaiched, Rents Collected. Taxes and Insuiaiico on Properly looked after.
Copying nnd Engiossing done. Advertisements, Newspaper Article?, Corres
pondence and Commercial Hiibiness of every nature promptly and accurately
AGENT FOR THE NEW MUSIC HALL AT HONOLULU-Coiiipnnies abroad
will concspond with mo for terms, etc. Ciders lor Island Shells, Cuilos, Lava
Specimens, Native Views and Photos carefully lllled and forwarded to all parts
of tho Woild.
(ST Information appertaining to tlio Islands given and all coirespondtnce faith.
JOSEPH . . WISEMAN,
873 General Business Agent, Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands,
all D ep anments.
ffi&S i& V0M
Table Apples, Cases Eagle Cond. Milk,
Salt, Boxes Ahlcn Dried Apples, Legs
P. O. Box 237.
The Corner Harness Store
Still to the Front'!
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