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THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 1885.
HONGKONG AND THE CHINESE.
The English city of Hongkong,
where the comnic'rehil capital of
Great Britain is concentrated for
purposes of trade with China, ap
pears to he only English in name.
A correspondent of the New York
Tribune, writing from Hongkong,
afllrnis that the Chinese have en
grossed all the avenues of business
in that city. The compradoro is the
middleman, or agent, who deals with
his own countrymen on behalf of
foreign merchants. He becomes lich
on his percentages, nlthuugli the
Imsinc&s linn may become impover
ished. No foreigner can do busi
ness without the intervention of a
compradoro. It was well known
that this custom obtained in exclu
sively Chinese cities, but as to Hong
kong, an English city, the inference
was that quite a different system
prevailed. Should any one desirous
of throwing olf this incubus of white
slavery attempt to carry on his trade
through European assistants entirely,
or with white servants hired without
these Chinese middlemen, or attempt
to purchase directly from Chinese
dealers, he would be thwarted at
every step, and if he were not in
deed ruined, would find life too
grievous to be borne. Either lie
could hire no Chinese servants at
all, or he would have to pay them
double salaries. If he attempted to
purchase in the open mnrkcL be
would have to pay exorbitant prices
for the poorest article. The Chinese
tnilor, hhocniakcr, cabinet-maker
and other craftsmen absorb all the
mechanical trades. In the large
citv of Hongkong in which there arc
about L'.'j.OOO Europeans, or for-.
eigners, there is but one foreign
merchant tnilor. What the Chinese
are doing in Hongkong they sought
to do in San Francisco. Tlicy have
captured the English city.
To hasten their own discomfiture,
the English colonists are educating
the Chinese in their public schools
and fitting them to hold the positions
of clerks, bookkeepers and other
places that require intelligence and
a certain amount of education. The
result will be that, speaking English
iluently and easily acquiring the
necessary amount of commercial
knowledge, they will soon fill the
counting-rooms of Hongkong, as
their untaught countrymen have
filled the workshops, city trades and
retail avenues of city business. The
type-setting in the foreign job-printing
and newspaper offices in Hong
kong, as well as elsewhere in China,
is all done by native compositors,
with the exception of the hybrid
emigrants from Macao, by courtesy
called Portuguese, a few of whom
act as foremen and perhaps do a
share of the work. The type setter
is necessarily above the ordinary
artisan in intelligence. The business
of book-binding, closely related to
that of printing, is all done by
Chinese workmen, even when, as is
sometimes the case, the establish
ment is the property of foreigners.
But most of the bookbinderies where
all kinds of blank-books are made
and not a few of the printing ollices
also arc owned and entirely oper
ated by Chinese, even when those
doing the work have the most slen
der knowledge of pidjin English.
aS. F. I'aper.
LOSSES ON THE REVISED TESTAMENT.
The publication and sale of the
revised New Testament was a finan
cial failure, and the publishing
houses of the East were heavy
losers. At first, when the enthusi
asm ran high over the revised edi
tion, premium figures were required,
and in many instance they were
paid because the trade believed that
the demand was permanent. The
demand ceased one week after the
curiosity died out, and three months
after the appearance of the edition
the demand had dwindled to nothing.
In New York city wagon-load after
wagon-load was carted into Levitt's
auction-hoube on Broadway, and 1
volumes sold for nine cents. The
same thing was done at JIacy &
Co.'s, where from 15,000 to -10,000
copies were sold at from ten to
eighteen cents each. These copies
were bought usually by dealers, who
are expecting a revival some of these
days. Uotld, Mead & Co. is the
only American linn to come out
even on their issues, The New
York branch house of Thomas Nel
son & Sons, London, through which
the authorized edition was issued in
America, still retain a big supply of
the revision on hand. It is estima
ted that over 8:100,000 have been
lost in dead biocY.. Philadelphia
"Can you give mo a ilefmition of
nothing?" inquired a number seven,
teen school teacher. "Yes, mum.
It's a bungholc without a barrel
around it," shouted little Ted Saun
ders, whoso papa is a cooper.
Poverty has its cares, my sou, but
then wealth has its scares too, more
than poverty, ten to one. Look at
the panics on the money market
every week I Do you ever hear of
a financial panic in an almshouse?
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PIUCJB J-AWr OP
10 MQ ID UnOOlTOlVQ
Villi 10 10(1 1000
18 to 21 inches.. 00c 81.00 20.00
! to :t fiTt !io: ii.oo yc.oo
;ito4li'ct 1.25 S.fiO Sli.OO
mil 10 100 1000
-I to U Indies... - $2.00 $10.00
(I In l'J Inches.. COo 2.r,0 15.00
12 to 10 " .. Mo it.t'iO 20.00
IS to 21 " .. 7.K! fi.00 nO.OO
J ton feet $1.0(1 7.00 .10.00
a to -i " l.as o.oo
4 to 5 " 1.70 la.oo
3 tot " a.to 1(5.00
Cuttings, per 100, $1.00; per 1,000, $0.C0.
White Mulbeiry Seeil, per ounce, ilO
cents j per pound, $il.U0.
Hussiuu Mulberry Siod, per ounce, CO
cents; per pound, $7.0(1.
Miss Nellie Lincoln Rossiter
Is Agent for the following pnpcis:
South anil West, Minii.montlily, Cue a
Farmer's Call, weekly, r0o per year;
Farmer's Home, monthly, r.Oc per year;
Home and School Visitor, monthly,
70c per year.
As an inducement to patties to older
their Silk Worm Eggs during Hie sum.
mrr, to be forwarded In the tall, I oiler
piemiums, fiom Apiil 1M, us follows:
l'or$l, 2,000 eg!r, and a hook of in
For $2,0,000 eggs, hook of instruction (
.mil any omp.iprr.
Tor $", 'joz. egg-, and any two impels
For s0, To., eggs, two papi'is and book.
For $!).0(t, 2 o.. fugs and three paper.
Kor $1 1, II o.. eng-, !1 linpers and hook.
For $!7, .1 oz. etrgs, umI four p.ipers.
For $-'1, 0 o.. egg", -I papers ami book.
This above charge. "nre the legulir
A prices for eeg-," and the p.iper- will
he 'enl :i heie statu! lor one jenr.
Tlio-,1- Mailing oideis tl.ioiigh the sum.
iner, lUTOinpnnicd by the cash amount,
l'ost.Oillie oiders payable to ine, on
1'oM.OHlce, t'eml.eiton. New .leisey, U.
S. A.) will receive llie pieniiums to
which their order entitles them, com.
meiieing at once, iind ihe eggs will he
sent about November 1st.
xr.M.ir, i.ixcoi.x uossiTr.it,
Practical Silk Culturist,
New Lisbon, Burlington Co.,
977 NKW JERSEY.
My Book of Instruction,
"SILK AND THE SILK WORM,"
Gives all necessary information.
I'rieo, Twenty-Five CViitu per ropy.
Silk 'Worm Egg-, Heels, Ticcs, Cut
tings, Seed, &.cl, for sale at the very
lowest maikct rates.
Thermometer and Barometer Combined
For use of Silk Kaisers, free by mail
only 75 cents.
I will be pleased to give information
to coriespondents who apply by lceter,
inclosing two-cent stamp lor reply.
Specimen ICo-vcm or CnenoiiH A Heel
ed Silk. US C'entM.;
None but articles of the first quality sold
Address nil communications to
Miss Nellie Lincoln Rossiter,
Practical Silk Culturist,
Now Lisbon, Builington Co.
944 NEW JERSEY.
Corner ol Fort mitt llotol Htx.
"Key" Brand Gin
For Sale in quantities to suit.
Freeth & Peacock,
aa NUUANU STREET,
Honolulu, : ; ; ; ; : : II. I
! POI !
WIIcox'h Mneliliu) Made.
Families and others in want of Good,
Machine Made Poi,
Can obtain the same in quantities to
suit by leaving orders anil con.
IT. JB. OAT,
At Pacific Navigation Co.'b Building,
601 ' Queen street. tf
J HLifclhn mm inn i "'ii l
ing Street, near Lincoln's.
Repairing, Blncksinithiny and every description in the Carriage and "Wagon
line manufactured. Kstiinaloa and drawings furnished for all Car
riage and Wagon building. 1 have also got up a new kind of Buggy
Cart, which for cheapness and practicability exceed any cart evor
brought to this country,
"WITH Oil WITHOUT FOLDING TOP.
979 3m King Street, adjoining Geo.
Has Ruweil to
07 ami Hotel fcStreot.
JUST RECEIVED, EX MA1UPOSA, On Ice, Cala Fresh Salmon, do Flounders,
do Rhubarb, Eastern Fiesh Shad, do Oysters in Khell, do Oysters in tins,
Horse Radish Roots, Fresh Cala Crabs, Caulillowcrs, Celery, Red Cabbage,
Cala Fresli Asparagus.
ALSO Not on Ice, Swiss Cheese, Cream Cheese, Mild Steele's Cheese. Bbls Choice
Bed Salmon, Jj bbls do Salmon, Smoked Halibut, Kits Mackerel, Dutch
Uolosna Sausages, Choice Cala Family Cornell iienf, Holland Herring, Kegs
Family Salt Fork, Kegs (Jucen Olives, Kegs Gilt Edpe Butter, Kits Salmon
Bellies, Cases Mackeiel in Tomntoe Sauce, Cases Salmon Bellies, Boston
Bread in IS lb tins, tiy it; Saidelles in kegs, Sardelles in tins.
ALSO Green Mountain Maple Syrup, Huckin's Mock Turtle Soup, Cases Barata
ria Shrimps, Dupoe HamsWhittaUcr'.s Star Hams, Russian Cavinr, Kegs
Salt Water Cucumbers, Breakfast Bacon, Cala Dried Figs, and n complete
line of Staple and Fancy Groceries, all of which will be sold low. Goods
delivered to all parts oi the city.
Island Orders solicited. Telephone Ho. 240. P. O. Box 2U7. (702
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 purchased elsewhere in Honolulu, and
satisfaction guaranteed. Mv stock consists of all kinds of AMERICAN,
ENGLISH AND SYDNEY MANUFACTURE,
Saddles, Belts, Pouches, Leggings, Saddle Cloths, School Bags, &c,,
Bits, Spurs and Stirrups, &o., in Nickel and Silver Plateu
The reputation of my HOME-MADE HARNESS for superiority of 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 at the old btanil.
SSU 3m Corner of Fort and King streets, Honolulu, II. I
Every Description of Job Printing
Executed with neatness and dispatch,
Daily Bulletin Steam Printing Office,
Bills of Lading
SbM iv ' . Sliitcmcnis
VmtUtSaStKMWrZ ' 'J$W Visiting Cards
I would beg to notify the public in general that
I have opened a Carriage and Wagon shop on
King Street, at lite old stand of BI. J. Hose,
anif lately occupied by oMessrs. Whitman &
Wright, where I am prepared to do any kind
of Carriage and Wagon work, m a Him class,
, durable and practical manner. By close and
prompt attention to business, satisfactory
work, low and reasonable charges, I hope to
merit some of the public patronage.
W. Lincoln, Contractor and Builder.
103 Fort Street.
k The Corner Harness Store
Still to the Front !
v Shipping Recc'ls
AUENT TO TAKU
Acknowlodnmcnti to Labor Contracts.
Office with Mr. Fiahbournc. 009 3m
AVILDlfllt'S . S. CO.
r.nnl7iu ITntinlfttn nnnl. til. . ....!.. .. n4
4 p.m., touching at Labaina, Mna
lnea Bay, Alakona, Maliukona, Ka
waihao, Laupaboehoo nud Hllo.
Returning, will touch at all the
alove ports, arriving at Honolulu
each Satuiday afternoon.
JK&S, FOR KOLOA & WAIMEA,
The Clipper Schooner
F. Kibbling Master,
Will run regularly to the poits of
KOLOA, HANAPEPE & WAIMEA,
KAUAI. For freight or passage apply
to the Captain on board, or to the
Pacific Navigation Co.,
8903m Cor. Nuuanu & Queen sis.
Tlin FAST SAILING
will run regularly
TO AVAIALUA EVERY MONDAY,
Returning on Thursday, weather
For freight or passage apply to the
Captain on board, or to
Pacific Navigation Co.,
. Alttltcn, iieni' ueoii St. g
C. J. HAiinni:, Proprieior.
Contracting & Building
Mouldings and Plnisb always on hand.
2 Orders promptly atteiub'd to. -j
JSaiil and Sut'i JStovu Wood,
934 Cut and Split ly
TTAVING ENLARGED THESE
Central & Commodious Stables
wc are prepared to furnish first-class
turnouts with gentle korses, with or
without drivers, A fine wagonette in
llacku nt all Hours.
day aud night. Horses taken to board
by day, week, or month,' on reasonable
terms. Saddle horses to let.
Horses XJoug-lrfc tvutl Sold,
C. W. MACFARLANE,
E. R. MILES,
029 3m CSTTeleplione
LABNE & CO.
Have a Large Stock of the
VEXtY BEST HAY.
Which is offered at Lowest Market Prices
Delivered Free to any part of the City
AGENTS FOS THE
Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Co.
Agents for the Hoover Telephone.
Telephone No. 147.
APUBE, WHOLESOME. RE
AccouUng to the highest and best medi
Manufactory, : : : No. Ill Liliha St
P. O. Rox, U79. Telephone, 284.
fiSyAll orders receive prompt attention.
Tin, CopDer and Sheet Iron Worker
Plumber, Gas Fitter, &c.
Stoves and Ranges
of nil kinds.
Plumbers' stock and metals,
House Furnishing Goods,
77 Chandeliers, Lamps, &o.
Mt5 fMtkto&s; wSi
C. BREWER & CO.
Oil'ei for ale
LIST OF MERCHANDISE,
Ex Top Carriages.
STEAEV3 C GAL.
Com. 'Wood Chnlrs,
Fine Molasses Shooks,
Ice Chests, Nos, !i, 3. and fi,
Lobsters, llbtns; Boans.Slbtns'
Hay Cutters, Nos. 1, 2, & 3.
Fairbank's Scales, Nos. 7,8,10&11J
Centrifugal Lining, 14 inch;
Comp. Nails, 1J, 1.14 inch.
Manila Cordage, Assailed:
Galvanized Fence Staples,
FARMERS BOILERS 20 AND 25 CALLS,
Sisal Rope, Assorted,
Y. METAL SHEATHING
1(1, IB, 'iO, 'J2, 24 mid 20 oz.;
Hair- Mattresses !
Grindstones, Rubber Hoe,
Hide Poison, Barbed
Wire. Betlned Iron,
ANNEALED FENCE WIRE,
Galvanized Screws ami Washers.
Risen from Hie AsiiesT
LOVE'S NEW BAKERY !
MRS. LOVE dcsiies to intimate to
her numerous old customers and
the public generally, that her bakery,
Destroyed ly ITii-e,
Has been restored in handsome, sub
stantial and convenient form. Shu is
therefore prepared to supply the largest
Plain and Fancy Bread
of the best quality, and manufactured
by the most approved methods.'
Everything in the line of a first-class
bakery will be carried on with greater
facility than before the fire.
The Lunch & Coffee Room
is also restored in more elegant style
than ever, and at rates that cannot be
underbid by any restaurant.
Brick Building, 73 Nuuanu Street.
Honolulu, Dec. 12, 1884. 892
WHICH OOES INTO
Most of the Houses
IN HONOLULU. '
EASY RATES !
Honolulu, Jan. 11 1885.
C. O. BERGER, Esq.,
Agent Macnealo & Urban Safes.
It is with great pleasure that
I add my testimony to the Eire-Proof
qualities of your Safes.
I had a small single door Mucuealo &
Urban Safe in last night's terrible lite,
and, on opening the same this morning'
found itB contents consisting of books',
papers, and money to IU amount of
?1040-IN PERFECT CONDITION.
I am so well satisfied with Mm result
that I want another No. a Safe nt once.
GEO. M. BAUPP,
086 Germnnla Market.
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