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TUESDAY. MAY o, lSS.'i
THIS EVENING'S DOINGS.
Dramatic Co., Music Hall, 7:.'J0.
Central Park Skating Rink, :'M.
Excelsior Lodge, l.O.O.R, .7:0.
Meeting Stock Exchange, at 11.
Perplexing to citizens and a puz
zle to strangers, the system under
which Honolulu is governed is one
of the unique characteristics of the
Hawaiian Kingdom. A capital city,
it has no head: a community of
large and varied interests, it has no
corporate organization. It N a city
without form and void as a munici
pal entity. With the social order,
the proportions, and the require
ments of a metropolis, it is ruled as
if it were a pastoral village. The
city's wealth is levied upon to sup
port the whole machinery of state,
but the contributarics have but very
slight means of securing an equi
table distribution of the general ex
penditure. There is neither preci
sion nor directness in administering
municipal affairs in any department.
Every detail of local government
has to be sifted through the politi
cal netting of Aliiolani Hale, and is
liable to be adulterated with parti
san dirt in the process. Political
favoritism is thereby likely to per
meate every ramification of the civic
service. Ofllcials from the highest
to the lowest grade arc proffered the
basest motives of conduct, and only
those of the most sterling character,
of which, happily, we have some,
can be long proof against the bane
ful inllucncc. Nothing is more
natural than that ollicials who arc
held responsible to the politicians
who gave them their places, instead
of to the people whom they are sup
posed to serve and who pay for
their services, should become, habitu-
' ally or upon occasions, arrogant,
corrupt, indolent, and ollicious.
The foregoing remarks apply more,
we would fain believe, to a possible
rather than an actual state of affairs
under the present want of system in
city government. They arc based
upon the experience of other com
munities under irresponsible ad
ministration, as much as upon a
growing ill-repute of this city's in
stitutions. That the natural results
of the existing regime are not visited
to the full upon this city, is due,
probably, to a large extent to the
general good character of those who
have hitherto sought positions of
trust. Yet tiiis is a rather unsub
stantial foundation upon which to
base hopes of good civic government
in tho future, in view of the increas
ing miscellaneousncss of our popu
lation as the city grows older.
Other communities in .onie -cases
with a long, painful, and heroic
effort have delivered themselves
from the thraldom of irresponsible
government, and therefore there is
room for hope that Honolulu ma'
before a great while be emancipated.
Jt can hardly be disputed Hint
Honolulu is ripe for a suitable, self
contained system of civic govern
ment. The interests of tho commu
nity have become too extensive and
too involved to be properly managed
by means of the primitive and
cumbersome order or disorder of
things at present in vogue. A civic
organization is demanded, which
shall represent the intelligence and
wealth of the city ; respond readily
to the throbs of enlightened public
opinion ; be capable of dealing with
emergencies of tho public health,
morals, or safety, when they arise ;
maintain a civic service in all de
partments according to merit instead
of favor; subtaiu the dignity and
dispense llic hospitality of llio city
upon occasion ; by nniiunl account
of stewardship give the taxpayers
nn oppoi Utility of Intelligently dts
Missing needed improvements, and
possess, in short, nil reasonable
power of metropolitan sclf-jrovcrn-meiit.
Such a eity government as that
herein advocated we enn hardly
hope to obtain under anything ap
proaching rabble .suffrage. Tho
franchise would have to be made
high, determined by both property
and educational tests. Probably
the inobt dilllcilll thing about the
project would be to procure the
necessary legislation that would in
clude a high franchise. Still, if the
principal property-holders and the
more intelligent classes unite in Uio,
demand, and resolve not to be turn
ed in their purpose, however long
they might be in accomplishing it,
they would, wc fondly hope, not
have to wait long for the consum
mation so devoutly to be wished.
A letter on " Amusements " is to
hand, and will appear in due course.
A selected article in this issue
tells of the great prevalence of
leprosy in Great Britain three or
four centuries ago. As the races
inhabiting that country triumphed
over the hideous pestilence, thcic is
hope for the redemption of the Ha
waiian people from its clutches.
AVith an appropriation of a pdltry
thousand dollars, it would be pretty
hard for the Royal Hawaiian Agri
cultural Society to get up a respect
able exhibition. If it can get up a
good live stock show, it will do well.
However, wc agree with Mr. Mar
ques that the primary function of
that organization is to promote the
tillage of the soil.
THE ROYAL HAWAIIAN STOCK
Editou Rum.ktix : If your neigh
bor the J ('.Advertiser could be
once right, the above is the name
which ought to be assumed by what
has hitherto been termed the Roi'al
Hawaiian Agricultural Society. "In
point of fact," says that authorita
tive and experienced paper, " if we
exclude sugar and rice, which are in
the nature of specialties, there is no
(I'lricullurc in lite country to speak
of, outside the raising of live stock.
The Planters' Labor & Supply Com
pany occupies the sugar field, and
publishes a very useful monthly
magazine, while the Chinese have a
practical monopoly of rice cultiva
tion, and do not need any points
upon it. The only thing, therefore,
left for the Royal Hawaiian Agricul
tural Society to do is to encourage
the introduction and breeding of live
Were the statements correct, what
a confession of usclessncss or im
potency, and of misdirected efforts,
would they not constitute against
the Royal Hawaiian Agricultural
Society, and this formulated by the
very paper that assumes to stand as
its oflicial defender and apologist!
And whilst putting one in mind that
"a wise enemy is preferable to an
imprudent friend," would it not be
sullicicnt to explain why the public
do not sympathize with the Society,
or with the directions given to its
operations, a fact which seems well
established through another previous
confession of , the same paper, that
out of lot) members only Ilii have
paid their yearly subscription?
However, for the honor of the
Royal Hawaiian Agricultural Society,
I am inclined to hope that the
Advertiser' "bearish" friendship
will be repudiated by its directors,
and that they will acknowledge that,
in spite of that paper's limited opin
ion of the agricultural possibilities
of the country, there is really some
thing more a good deal more to
do than to turn all their attention to
cattle and breeding. I say, and I
am backed by the valuable opinion
of many competent men, perhaps of
members of the society itself that
at all times there arc many branches
to be encouraged ; but especially at
the present epoch, when tho country
is getting sadly alive to tho necessity
of applying for help to new agricul
tural resources, no one can deny
that there is ample room for a true
agricultural society to do earnest
and good work, in studying tho
capabilities of the soil, in procuring
infoimation and elucidation on the
different new industries that aro
being suggested, and in searching
the possibility of reviving old lapsed
ones. Ts'o isolated man or men could,
in this respect, do as much for tho
country, and help new settlers better
than a well-organized society dedi
cated to Agriculture, and this ought
to be the duty of the present Royal
Hawaiian Agricultural Society, and
they have, if they need it, a splen
did precedent to copy, by referring
to the valuable and earnest work of
the former Itoyal Hawaiian Agricul'
turnl iSoclety. Hut If,, on the con
tiary, its apologist gives us a true
echo of the sentiments of the Hoard
of Directors, and if they agree with
him in seeing no use for their asso
ciation oiilsidc'uf yearly stock shows,
then they ought to give up the men
dacious name of Agricultural, and
allow it to be more justly assumed
by some more practical institution,
perhaps by the Planters' Association,
whose excellent publication is al
lcady showing the way, by treating
of many various subjects connected
with Agriculture, but very little with
the sugar industry.
The 8, P. Dramatic Gompy,
MAY 5th, 1885.
Production of tho Great l'luy,
Damon and Pythias,
Oil, TUK TKST OF KltlKXOalUI'.
The reputation this play has achieved
is world-wide, and hi Its action is devel
oped the strongest test of friendship
found in the annals of time. This is
the ONLY production of this truly
Great Mastd-pie ee.
Doors open at
at 8 o'clock.
T1CICJBTS. SI. 7I5". fc BOo.
Reserved Seats at Wiseman's, Box
Plan now open.
NICELY Furnished Rooms, well ven
tilated, at No. 110 King Street,
opposite the residence of C. T. Gulick.
COTTAGE TO LET.
A THREE-ROOMED Cottajrc. with
jt. kitchen attached. Rent $15 per
month. Apply on the
MEETING of the Board of Trus-
tees of the Sailors' Home Society
will he held at the Home on THURS
DAY next the 7th May, 1683, at hnlf-past
10 a.m. The attendance of the mem
bers of the Board is particularly re
quested, ns business of importance will
us tianstictcd. Per Order,
1013 at F. A. SCHAEFER, See'y.
rpHERE will be a tegular monthly
JL meeting of the Hook and Ladder
Co. to-morrow evening, WEDNESDAY',
May 0th, at 7.!M. On and nfter this
date, lines for absence from llres and
meetings will be strictly enforced; and
all members who are in arrears to said
Company will be expelled without fur.
titer notice. Per Order,
1013 2t C. WINCHESTER, Foreman.
Best Made Has no Equal.
Qive it one trial on Tarnished Metals
and be Convinced.
It is a vegetable polish and warranted
free from Acids, Poisons or Gritty sub.
stances, and is superior to anything of
the kind heretofore offered to the public
for cleaning and polishing Metal Signs,
Railings, Show Cases, Harness Mount
ing1', Band Instrument?, Brass or Metal
Lamps, Faucets, Stair Rods, Locomotive
Headlights, Gun Barrels, Brass, Copper,
Silverware, Nickel, Tinware, Zinc, Steel,
AND ALL METALS.
It is especially adapted to Marine,
Railroad, Stationary and Fire Engine
Works (hot or cold), and being free
ftom acids or grit, will not injure
journals, bearings, the black lettering
on metal signs, harness leather, or scratch
the lincst polished surface.
The cleanest and best Polish for
Ladies to use for Household and Kitch
en use. It is put up neatly and conveni
ently to suit nil, in '1, 8 and 10 oz , and
live pound boxej, and every box guaran
xriooK, ro, sou, yrj t wi.
Aside from its'uncqunllud polishing
qualities, its strongest claim on the pub
lic favor rests In its absolute purity and
cleanliness, being a clean, creamy paste,
easily and conveniently applied. For
McLEAN'S CIGAR STORE,
78 Hotel St., Astor Homo.
,SYL. J. CARTY, Solo Agent for Haw
aiian Islands. 1013
rpiIE choicest luxury found. Boston
X and Chicago Pets, just arrived and
more to follow, thu most fragrant Cigar
and Cigarette on the Islands. Everyone
in thu abovo great cities uses them. Try
the latest at the Astor House Billiard
Parlors, Hotel Street, near Fort.
C. J. MCCARTHY, Proprietor.
BILLIARDS, line cues, neat balls,
choicest tables. Visitors are made wel
come, a flue reading room being attach
ed to the Billiard Parlors.
TICKETS for the San Francisco
Dramatic Company for tale ut the AS
TOR HOUSE. Boys, becure your scats.
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-1HHS AX.MH MUXTAUUI'.,
jut. i'liAiti.r.H Tim.Msit.
Each Motnliiy &. Thursday, commencing
Hloiulny B'iVenliiK. 31y IS.
llox ofllce open nt the olllre of .1. E.
Wiseman, to-morrow morning, Tues-
tiny, May 5th, for salo of season
tickets, at II o'clock shnrp.
5 Tickets, Recrvcd Seat for Season, $G.
Bo. plan open on Monday. May 11th,
at II o'clock a.m. sharp, for salt! of Sin-
ele Reserved Ticket. $1.50. For full
particulars see nil newspapers on nnd.
after Monday, May 11th. 1012 tf
MRS. S1LVA, No. u Punchbowl St.,
begs to Inform her friends that she
is leaving the city, and therefore will
close her laundry from this date, May 2.
rpHE STORE lately occupied by
.JL Samuel Nott, in Campbell's Block,
on Fort Street. Apply to
L. A. THURSTON,
or B. P. DlM.tNOHAM.
Honolulu, April 1, 1885. 0Sfi tf
a-MIE UNDERSIGNED HEIIEHY
. gives notice that he will not be
responsible for any debts contracted in
his name without his written order.
Y. AN IN.
Honolulu, April IP, 1885. 0?0hn
THE UNDERSIGNED, having heard
their brother, Y. ALAU, intends
marrying in this country, desire to in
form all concerned that he is engaged
to a woman in China. AH WA,
Honolulu, March 10th, 1885. 1)73 2m
THE HOUSE and premises situated
in Nuunnu Valley, opposite the
Royal Mausoleum, belonging to and
recently occupied by Samuel Nott. For
particulars, apply to
L. A. THURSTON,
38 Merchant St.
Honolulu, March 31, 1835. 083 tf
MR. AUGUST GRAMBERG has been
very successful in Spaying Cows
on the islands, and can furnish uumer.
ous testimonials. Owners guaranteed
for any loss of cattle. All orders left at
the oftlec of J. E. Wiseman will lie
promptly attended to.
1012 lw P. O. Box 315, Honolulu.
MORRIS Place, Kalihi. All varieties
of tropical fruits in their season
can be procured by lenvine orders nt the
ofllce of J. E. Wiseman. I will call for
orders every Tuesday and e'riday and
deliver thu fruit Wednesday or Satttr
dny, and will personally select and ship
bunches of Bananas to the coast. For
varieties of fruits and prices, enquire at
the office of J. E. Wiseman.
1012 lw E. LYCAN.
WHEREAS Ah Hue of Kipahulu,
has left tor China, and given
charge of his business to Wong Fook
and Kin Ue, and whereas said Ah Hue
is Indebted to several persons and made
no provision to pay his creditors, said
Wong Fook and Kin Uc have made an
assignment to Hyman Bros, and G. Aio,
of the property belonging to said Ah
Hue for tho benelit of all creditors.
All persons having any claim against
Ah Hue are requested to present them
duly specified to the undersigned at tho
office of Hyman Bros, within niuety
days. HYMAN BROS.,
Honolulu. April 21, 1885. 1002 1 m
AT PUNAHOU, n beautiful residence
situated on corner Bingham and
Artesian Streets. Lot is bounded by
Artesian, Bingham and Alexander Stt.
Residence contains seven large spacious
rooms, with stable, carriage house, ser
vants' rooms, etc. The residence Is new
nnd thoroughly built m modern style.
Lot 150x200. Will bell at once on easy
Adjoining the above premises, corner
of Bingham and Alc.nnder Streets, is a
suitable building lot 150x200, also to sell
on easy teims. Will sell one or both
premises. Apply to
J. E. WISEMAN,
1009 lw General Business Agent.
virtue of a Writ of execution
issued out of the Supreme Court.
on llieaitn lny of April, A. D. 1885,
against Jane S. Reed, Administratrix of
the Estate of W. II Reed, deceased, de
fendant, in favor of M. 8. Grinbaum &
Co., plnintiu, lor tho sum of 030.03, I
have levied upon and shall expose for
sale at the Old Custom House Wharf, in
Honolulu, Island of Onhu, at 12 o'clock
of FRIDAY, the 29th day of May, A.D.
1885, to the highest bidder, all the right,
title and interest of tho said Jane S.
Reed, Administratrix aforesaid, defen
dant, in nnd to the following property,
unless bald judgment, Interest, costs and
my expenses be previously paid.
List of property for hale: Steamer
" W. II. Reed," with all her tackle, np.
parel and furniture.
JNO. 11. SOPER, Mnrshal.
Honolulu, April 28th, 1885, 1011 td
To tail on May 7th. The fast sailing
Clipper Brig: Allie Rowe,
G. B. HOLLAND, Master,
For Freight or Passage, apply to
FREETII & PEACOCK. Agents.
Att vrtev, . u- V.
Nos. 61, 63 and
Just received by Inst -steamer a fine stock of
Youth's, Boys' & Children's Clothing,
Business and Dress Suits, Handsome Patterns.
Desirable Styles and Reasonable Prices.
TO THE LA-DIES,
We beg to announce that we have received the largest
and most perfect stock of
MANUFACTURED WHITE GOODS,
That has ever beon Shown in this City.
We are prepared to show the Cheapest and most attractive stock in
Laflies', Misses', CMlireii's nil Mams' Wear,
Particular attention is called to our stock of
Pacific Hardware Company
SUCCESSORS TO DILLINGHAM & CO. AND SAM'L NOTT.
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
Hardware, Agricultural Implements, House Furnishing
Goods, and General Merchandise.
Just received Eddy's Refrigerators and Ice Chests, new styles of Chandeliers
and Library Lamps, Stoves and Ranges, Kerosene Oil Stoves.
G3- ITALirMSALyiCS' .AJVD HOWIE'S SO-AXiJES. "x33a
All of which are offered upon favorable terms.
PACIFIC HARDWARE COMPANY.
JOHN NOTT, lo. 8 Kaatamii Street.
Granite, Iron and Tin Ware !
Chandeliers, Lamps and Lanterns,
WATER PIPE and RUBBER HOSE,
House Keeping Goods,
PLUMBING, TIN, COPPER AND
993 SHEET IRON WORK.
'' "'' '" ' """ '- - - - '- " ' -' - l " "
JOSEPH E. WISEMAN,
The Ouly Recognized General Business Agent on the Hawaiian Inlands.
KS'X'vVlJLTSIIlilO 1 879.
Offloes in Campbell's Fire-proof Buildine, 27 Merchant St., Honolulu, H. I
P.O. Boxair, x i i Tolophone 17ii,
REAL ESTATE AGENT Uuys and sells Real Estate in ull parts of. tho King
dom. Rents) Offices, Houses, Cottnges and Rooms.
SOLICITING ACJEJST EOR AVILDER'S INTHR-ISLAND STEAMERS Tour
iBtsnnd the Traveling Public will apply to me for Tickets and Information to
SOLICITING AGENT FOR THE MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO. OP NEW
QRK The Largest, Grandest nnd Soundest Institution of Its kind In the
AGENT EOR THE GREAT BURLINGTON' RAILWAY ROUTE IN AMERICA
This Route excels nil other routes going Eabt, the iceuery being the grandest,
tho meals the choicest and tho Palace and Dining Cnix tho handsomest and mott
EMPLOYMENT AGENT Finds. Employment for all tecklng work In the vari
ous brunches of iuduxtiy on the Island?.
SOLICITING AGENT FOR THE CITY OF LONDON FIRE INSURANCE CO.
The best known Company In the Islands.
CUSTOM HOUSE BROKER Enterw Goods nt Custom House, payH mid discharges
Freight and Duty Rills under power of Attorney.
MONEY BROKER Loans Money at all timed on f!rl-clm-8 ceeutitiy.
GENERAL BUSINESS AGENT-Legal Papers of every description drawn. BIUb
Distributed and Collected, Books and Accounts kept and adjusted. Records
Searched. Rents Collected. Taxes nnd IiiBiunuce on Pro eriy looked utter.
Copying and Engiossing done. Advertisements, Newspaper Ai titles, Corres
pondeiicc and Commercial Business of every nature pioinptlyand accurately
AGENT FOR THE NEW MUSIC HALL AT HONOLULU-Companles abioad
will correspond with me for teims, etc. Oideis for Island Shells, Curloi, Lava
Specimens, Native Views and Photos carefully tilled nnd forwarded to all parts
of the World.
ZST Information appertaining to the Islands given and all correspondence faith,
JOHi:ril JfcJ. WISEMAN,
873 General Business fgont, Honolulu Hnwalian Island,
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65 Fort Street,
S. COIIN & COMPANY.
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