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AJ1 porons nre hereby forbidden to
bathe hi the pool nt Kapcna Falli In
Nuuanu Valley, or In any way to defile
ttho uatcr supplying the, same or to trcs
pass on the niljnccnt grounds.
Any p'jinon disiogardlng thin notice
will bo projeculcd to the full clenl of
the law s.
UllAtf. H. WILSON,
Supcilntendcnt of Water Works.
Ciias. T. G I'M UK,
Minister of Interior.
OfUce Honolulu "Water Works,
U71I lm March 25th, 1883. )
BISIIOI Co., BANKERS
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
Draw Exchange on the
13milc of Oailifornia, S. IT.
And their ngcnti in
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Messrs. X. M. Kolhschlld &S011, London.
The Coiniucii'inl Hank Co., nf Sydney,
The Comnieicial Bank Co., or Sydney,
The Bank of Ncv Zealand: Auckland,
Christchuroh, and "Wellington.
The Uank of Biitbdi Columbln, Vie.
loriu, 11. C. and Poilland, Oi.
Transact a General Hanking BumIiicsh.
Plodgod to neither Sect nor l'arty.
Bat ostabllBaol for tho benolit of oil.
THURSDAY, APRIL !, 1885.
THIS EVENING'S DOINGS.
Central l'aik Skating Rink anil
Holler Coaster, afternoon and even
ing. "Meeting, Fire Police, 7:!i0.
Mystic Lodge, No. '-, 7:00
Regular Cash Sale, at Sales Room
of Lyons & Levey at 10 o'clock.
A few ilaj-s ago Uv'Ulvertisir
contained :i somewhat severe criti
cism of a portion of the hack-driving
fraternity. It in effect charged
them with having practically made
the ten-cent fare of the regulations
a twenty-livc-cent one, and the
twenty-live a fifty-cent one in many
cases. The article also contended
that the fares to points outside of
the city the Pali and the Park
chiefly were excessive. The other
day a hackman brought a communi
cation to this olllce, lcplying to our
contemporary's article, and asked
that it be inserted in the Bui.m.tix.
He was informed of our general
rule in such casus, mentioned yes
terday, that replies to articles of the
kind in question should first be
tendered to the newspaper giving
the offense. Yesterday the commu
nication, rewritten and revised in
accordance with suggestions made
to its author on the former occasion,
was handed in, with the information
that the Advertiser had declined to
publish it. Therefore, we give
space to it to-day, after having
struck out some rather strong per
sonal allusions. To some extent, we
'sympathize with the cause made out
by our correspondent for his class.
Doubtless the public has been large
ly responsible for the ten-cent fard
having become practically a dead
letter. In the Hush times that arc
just past, not many people regarded
a few cents in a fare as worth chaf
' foring about, and disdained, even
when they knew the rule, to ask the
driver for the change of a quarter.
.Still, it is not made clear by our
friend that the abolition of the icgit-
lation, with or without legal sanc
tion, would be a real bcuelit to the
hack business. If the drivers ere
as ready to jump at a ten-cent lure
as at a larger one, they might make
half-a-dozen short trips while wait
ing for one long one. There can
be very little doubt tllut many
people who prefer walking to pay
ing a quarter for distances within
the ten-cunt limit, would engage a
carriage lrcqucntly if theobseivauce
of the regulation was regarded as a
matter of coui.su on all hands, It
would certainly be much more pio
litable for the hacks to be busy all
the time with ten-cent fares, than
to be idle half tho time waiting
for larger ones. Some, at least, of
the drivers prefer straining the regu
lations in behalf of the public, to
letting i chuiice go of doing busi
ness, Wo arc Bwnto of Instances,
also, where large reductions In rates
have been uiado In lclurii for a
good deal of btisine?b given at a
single order. Thcro is no question
Hint tho hack rate in Honolulu ate
low compaied with those in many
cities abroad. Still, n 'Oinparion
with San Francisco in this tegatd lb
not a fair one. With Its remark
ably complete stteol railway system,
which keeps pace with the growth
of the city, hacks are only in de
mand for exceptional cases and pur
poses, and high rales arc necessary
to the maintenance of any hack ser
vice at all. Yet it is doubtful if the
business would not be much larger
even tnere if the fares were lower.
Montreal, which has a fair street
railway system, upon some routes
of which a ride of four miles costs
only five cents, supports a round
thousand of- hacks to a population of
about 170,000. The fares there aic
lower than in Honolulu, as two per
sons can lidc a distance of one mile
for a single fare of twenty-live cents.
As to the Honolulu haekmen them
selves, so far as our observation and
information has gone, they compare
very favorably, on the whole, with
their class anywhere else. Probably
the proportion of "black sheep"
among them is no greater than may
be found in the most estimable (lock
of similar calling in the best-regulated
town abroad. In conclusion,
wc do not sec that there is any
serious call, on either hand, for a
revision of rates. Possibly the limits
might be altered so as to make fares
correspond more equitably to dis
tances in sonic instances. At all
events, whatever regulations there
arc should be observed. We sup
pose the regulations, like oilier laws,
were not made altogether to fit the
cases of the wealthy. Let the ten
cent fare stand for the benefit of the
large class to whom a drive is often
a great boon, but who find it pru
dent to look at a quarter twice be
fore spending it.
THE CANADIAN REBELLION.
Canada lias pursued an enlight
ened and generous policy toward her
Indians, and has been lemarkably
free from troubles with them. The
picscnt uprising is a revival of the
old French half-breed movement to
hold a portion of the Northwest Ter
ritory, which they claim was not in
cluded in the transfer of tcrritoiial
rights by the Hudson Bay Company
to the British authorities. Con
siderable distress among Indians in
that quarter during the past season
made the tribes susceptible to a
sinister agitation conducted by Louis
Iticl, the leader of the similar revolt
of 18G9. A religious clement was
introduced into that trouble by the
murder of an Orangeman named
Scott, by older of Kiel when he held
Foil Garry, now the site of Winni
peg. Sir John Macdonald, the then
and the present Premier of Canada,
instead of securing the rebel and
having him pay the penally of his
crime, gave the Roman Uatliolic
Archbishop a large sum of money to
get him out of the country. About
the same time he publicly declared
that he wished to G od he could get
his hands on Kiel. It is said the
fugitive rebel was confined for somo
years in the Bcaupoit insane asylum
at Quebec. At all events, he ap
peared recently in the Northwest,
and the present trouble is the result
of his machinations there. The
Canadian militia will doubtless make
short work of him and his following,
but ;n the meantime a icign of terror
exists among the defenseless settlers.
There can be no good reason why
the Mariposa should be detained sev
eral hours in coining into port, just
to make her trip fit an arbitrary time
table. When her sister steamship,
the Alameda, is permitted to arrive
before noon, even private reasons for
the Mariposa's delay cannot be valid.
The occurrence is a vexatious hum
bug that v ould not be tolerated ex
cept where monopolies aie allowed
In to-day's paper will be found
particulars of the British operations
in the Soudan, in addition to those
given in yesterday's issue-; also ac
counts of the English sentiment at
home regarding the war. The pro
ject of subjugating the Aiab hordes
of the desert appears moie colossal
thai1 ever, and the symptoms are
that the British public are growing
flick and tired of the whole business,
11 is dilllcult, howcvci , to see how
tho uation can now stop short of tho
isstto of establishing civilized autho
rity over the pestiferous region.
A HACKMAN'S PROTEST.
Tho Aticcrlhcr must be hard up
for something to write about, when
it devotes a column and a half of its
valuable space to picking poor hack
drivcis to pieces those dull times.
That some of our drivers do ovcr
chaige is too notorious to doubt and
should be rigorously dealt with ; but
1 think the writer on local abuses,
through a wrong interpretation of
Regulation No. 11, did hack diivers
a great injustice- by accusing them
generally of overcharging. Kulc
No. 1-1 reads to or from any point
between tho harbor and the second
bridge on Nuuanu Avenue, and the
Reformatory School on the Kwa
road, and the line of Pilkoi street,
not conflicting with uilc Kith, for
each passenger 25 cents. Now this
is the rule that has caused so many
di ivcrs to be accused of overcharging.
Can the local abuse man conscien
tiously expect to be driven from
Pilkoi street to tho second bridge,
Nuuanu Avenue, and from there to
the Reformatory School, for 25
cents, a distance of nearly three
miles and a half. Thc'rulc may not
be quite comprehensive enough, but
no intelligent person would expect
such a drive, and since the 25 cent
limits arc one mile from the Bell
Tower, hack drivers naturally con
sider themselves entitled to 50 cents
if they drive beyond a mile, without
violating the intended meaning of
rule No. 14. In reference to the
ten cent fare it is certainly a dead
letter, for so few persons ever offer
a driver tcu cents, or even wait for
change when they give a quarter,
that drivers often forget there is
such a rule in force. Wc also wish
to inform the local abuse writer, that
the hack fares of Honolulu arc not
so excessive as he would have the
public believe, but on the contrary
thev arc vcrv moderate and will
compare very favorably with hack
fares in any part of the world ; for
instance, take San Francisco. For a
hack for one or two persons, not
exceeding one mile, 81.50; for two
or mote persons, not exceeding one
mile, S2.00; for each additional
mile for each passenger 25 cents ;
for shopping, making calls, theatres,
funerals, etc., the fines are
proportionately high, so that in
stead of our hack fares being .so
very excessive, we find they are
lower .by two-thirds than the hack
fares in San Francisco, and con
sidering the extortionate prices wc
have to pay for everything in the
hack business here, it is surprising
that hacks can exist at all with the
present rates of fare. Every oat, in
fact every mouthful our horses cat
is imported. We pay 10 per ton
for hay ; in San Francisco it can be
bought for 812 or 815. We pay
81,100 for a turnout, and every
thing else in connection with the
hack business is proportionately
high, and yet in view of all this
some ill-disposed person whom we
presume is a friend of one of our
newspaper men, anil who is sup
posed to have left our shores a
short time ago, obtains a severe
newspaper ratine for haekmen.
That person while in Honolulu fairly
drained the bank of all the ten cent
pieces in order to pay his hack fares,
and had to be refused by nearly
every driver in town to take him to
the Pali for five dollars, when the
legal rates allow eight. Then he
retaliates for the imaginary dollars
extorted from him in the shape of
hack fares while in Honolulu, by
inducing his newspaper friend to
condemn the hack fares and drivers in
Honolulu as cxtortionate,which every
intelligent person can see is nothing
but a piece of undeserved prejudice.
In fact the writer on local abuses,
while pointing out the abuse prac
tised miliar Regulation No. M, has
given himself entirely away by think
ing the driving public so simple as
to pay 50 cents for any distance,
however short, beyond the ten cent
line. Docs the local abuse man
think that hack owners feed their
horses on shayings that they can
afford to be resting their horses at
the rate of 25 cents per hour each
passenger, and does he think that
three dollars is, extortionate for
taking two persons to the Park and
back, a distance of about eight
miles, which is considerably less
than 26 cents per mile for each pas
senger. Is ten cents extortionate
for carrying a person from Punch
bowl street to Maunakca street in a
team that cost 81,100,. with the ser
vices of a driver. It appears that
the only rule the local abuse man
seems inclined to be partial to is
Rule No. M, which through not
being quite definite enough compels
a driver to carry a person three miles
and a half for 25 cents. 1 suppose
L this big feeling man would also like
to be carried seven miles for 50
cents. If this is his idea of what a
25 cent ride should be, no wonder
all the drivers havo previous engage
ments when he wants a hack. Hop
ing these few remarks will help to
dispel the erroneous ideas about our
hack fares being extortionate, I beg
to remain one of the public's most
A Hack Duiyer.
AYOl'NO MAN who Is a correct and
ncal Penman. AiMrcs Box 351,
Honolulu I'ml-Olller. 031 !U
VurniHhuri Room Wanted.
r CONVENIENT to the Post Office.
V Addros llo. U51. Honolulu Port
Olllre, stating low est pileo monthly, with
or wltlioul boaul, payable in advance to
a desiiable permanent nruiipuiit. 091 8t
A QUARTERLY dividend of Thieo
Doll'irs per Share will be paid to
the Stockholder of Wlltler'fl Hlcainhlp
Co. (Limited), on Wednesday April in,
1835, nt tho olllce or tho Company.
S. 11. ROSE,
Hceutarv Wlliler's Steamship Co.
Honolulu, April 8, ISSJi. JK1 lw
All Officers and Privates of the
aboe Company aio hereby or
dcred to appear at their Aiinoiy,
FRIDAY EVENING, April 10th,
at 7.E0 o'clock sharp In full dicss
uniform, l'er Order.
W. II. ALD1UOH.
Atotioi Fire Police.
rpHE REGULAR quarterly meeting
X of the FIRE POLlOi: will be
held THURSDAY EVENING, April U,
at 7.!i0 o'clock, at the looms of Engine
Co. Xo. '-. W. E. HERRICK,
000 !.'t Captain.
STRAYED or STOLEN.
A Black Setter Dog, with
longetiilv ear and tall and
two small white spots on
breast. Answersto the name
of ROVI3R. Aiivoue le
turning the tame to Hnrktult! it Co. will
licliiiul'omely lewaidid 091 tf
Iionaiit Croi Sale
We aie Instructed hv Mcssis. G. W.
MACFARLANE & CO., to sell by
auction nt our Salcsioom, on
SATURDAY, APRIL 11th,
At 11 a. in., to close consignments:
500 B.uicU Pintliinil Cement,
An imoice of Fine Havana Cigai,
2 Cans Vienna Ucnt-wood Fuinitwfe,
10 Casks Schwepp's English Soda Water,
40 Bndles of Steel for Shoeing purposes,
i7cs: JnW, '"jx1, and ?j square.
0er $200, GO d.i s; over $5C0, TO d-iys;
on .ippnn ed papei .
Furniture Sale !
On SATURDAY, APRIL 11,
At 12 o'clock noon, at S.ilcstooins, I will
oiler at Public Auction, a lot of
In pan as follow!;: 1 Oak & Ash
MARBLE-TOP BEDROOM SET !
2 Oak and Ash Plain Bedroom Sets,
Spring Beds, Mosquito Nets, Pine
"Wardrobe, Pine Clicll'unlcr,
I Elegant Chandelier,
4 Lights, Aigand Burner; B W Pa
tent Rocker, 15 W Dining Tabic, B
W Bookcase and Desk combined; B
W Ciib, Hair Cloth ol.is & Chairs,
1 BREWSTER TOP-BUGGY !
In perfect ordei ; ljluggy Pole,
1 SET SINGLE HARNESS,
1 Biccch.loading Fowling Piece & Case.
001 2t E. P. ADA3IS, Aucl'r.
NOTICE of SALE
Of goods taken upon a distiessfor
Rent. By diicctlon of .fas. Camp
bell, I am diiected tofccll at Public
Auction, nt my Salesiooms, Queen St.
On THURSDAY, APRIL 23d
At V2 M. The following described
Goods, Wares & Merchandise
1 Cai-c Leaf Tobacco,
1 Case Scraps and Killings,
900 CIG-ARS !
Being the suae, distrained from the
pi utilise of
on Koit Street, Honolulu, on 3Iaich 2!l,
1883, for non-payment of Rent by said
E. P. ADAMS, Auet'r.
Dated Honolulu, Apnl 7, 1883. OS!) td
I have recelwd histi actions to sell at
Public Auction, on
SATURDAY, APKIIi JSili,
at 12 o'clock M., at Salesroom.
THOSE TWO CERTAIN LOTS
Xos, 101 and 132 on lleretanbi Street
opposite Mr. Maei ten's. Kuch 100
feet front by 1M) lect depth, nt the
Upset Price of $750.00
each. Terms Cash, or pne-half cash
balance in onuor two years, sccuicd
by morlgnge with Interest at 0 per
X'uyuble Semi-Ann uully,
TJici-c lots arc on tho upper side of
the road adjoining each other hi a
pleasant nulghhoi hood and within
13 minutes' walk of the town.
13. 1. ADA3IIS, Auetloneer.
x 'I' B
ANNUAL CLEARANCE SALE
63 FORT STREET.
order to niaku room for our unsurpassed stock which
is buing- bought regardless of expanse or trouble at the
prusent' tima in Eastern Markets by S. COHIN' & CO.
Prices Reduced ii
Has Remoyetl to
- jfflWPBiBL iisHiBtlL ii
iSSife, The Comer' Harness Store
Largo invoices of Goods (of all dcciijtion) having been received by rae,they
WILL BE SOLD AT LOWER PRICES,
Than the aaino tninlliy of Goods can be purchased eKcwliere in Honolulu, aud
satisfaction guaranteed. 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 Plateu
The leputntionof my HOME-MADE HARNESS for superiority of workmanship
and material remains unchallenged duiiug iny six years' residenco heie.
Thankful lor the geneious patronage of the past, its continuance and increase in
the futuiii is respcotlully solicited at the old stand.
SSU 'M Corner of Fort and King streets, Honolulu, II. I
"rrnMTiTmgg"',"mKM-,ir-rjaaMi"irHiiM .i-i Tifi"'ni jrmiawy iiiiiiufliM" '!
JOSEPH E. WISEMAN,
Tho Only Recognized General Business Agent on the Hawaiian Islands.
ESa-A-BLISIIEli 1 870.
Offices in Campbell's Fire-proof Buildine, 27 Merchant St,, Honolulu, H. I
1'. O. Uoxllin : : : : TolejJliono X7S,
REAL ESTATE AGENT Buys and Fells Real Estate in all parts of the King-
doin, Rents Offices, Houses, Cottages and Rooms.
SOLICITING AGENT FOR "WILDER'S INTER-ISLAND STEAMERS-Tour
istsmid thoTiaveling Public will apply to mo for Tickets aud In formation to
SOLICITING AGENT FOR THE MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO. OF NEW
YORK The LirgeM, Giandest and Soundest Institution of its kind in the
AGENT FOR THE GREAT BURLINGTON RAILWAY ROUTE IN AMERICA
This Route excels all other ionics going East, the icenery being the grundoM,
tho meals the choicest and the Ralace and Dining Cats the hnndsomcht and most
EMPLOYMENT AGENT Finds Employment for all icek,liig woik In the vari
ous brunches of industiy on tho Islamic.
SOLICITING AGENT FOR THE CITY OF LONDON FIRE INSURANCE CO.
The best known Company in the Iblands. '
CUSTOM HOUSE BROKER Enters Goods at Custom House, povK and discharges
Freight and Duty Bills under power of Attorney.
MONEY BROKER Loans Money at nil times on llral-cliisa cetui illy.
GENERMi BUSINESS AGENT Legal Papeis of every description dr,n n. Bills
Distributed and Collected. Books and Accounts kept mid adjustod. Recoida
Searched. Rents Collectul. Taxes and Insuiance on Pro cm- looked alter.
Copying and Engrossing done. Advertisements, Nous-paper Aitiflfv, Corres
pondence and Coininei(.ial Business of everv nature piomptly unil aetuialelv
attended te. , '
AGENT FOR THENKW MUSIC HALL AT HONOLUIU'-Coiiiimnles abroad
will ( one-pond with mo for teuiis, etc. Oidcis for bland Sliellt-, f'urio. Lava
Specimens, Native Views and Photo carofully lilkd and fovaulcd to all parts
of th'j Woilil, '
EST Information appeituluiug to the Islands given and all conespoudence faith.,
JOSEPH 1L WISEMAN,
878 General Buslnoss Agent, Honolulu Hawaiian hlanili,
March 6! 1885.
103 Fort Street.
Still to tlie Front !
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