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.Mcssri. X.M. Rothschild it Won, London.
The Coininotolnl Hunk Co., f Sydney,
The Couinierolnl Until. Co., nt bjdney,
The Hank of Now Zealand: Auckland,
C'lirlstehtirch, mid Wellington.
The H.'ink or British Columbia, 'Vic.
toriu, II. 0. mid rorllund, Or
Transact ft General Hanking 1tnsln -.
Pledged to neither Beet nor Putty.
Bat established for tbe benefit of nil.
FRIDAY, MAY 8, 1885.
THIS EVENING'S DOINGS.
Central Park .Skating Rink, 7 :.'(().
Imp. Order of KcmI Men, ut 7:!i0.
Morniiig.Sttif Lodge, lv of .1. 7;50
A GILT-EDCE FRANCHISE.
Nothing will do the Atlccrti&tr
but to have a contemporary mean
.something it does not say, in order
to make, .some show of replying to
what it docs say. At least such is
the legitimate inference to be drawn
from that paper's conduct in the
issue raised by it with us upon the
civic franchise iticstion. Our con
temporary knows full well that llii-ie
is room for a thousand degrees of
popular privilege between mere
manhood suffrage and a franchise re
stricted to the wealthy and the aris
tocratic classes, which latter must
be what is implied in the designa
tion, "a gilt-odgc franchise." The
Adverlher makes a big brag about
being "for the people" in this
matter, first, last, and all the time.
Well, if the people arc not for it, it
is very gratifying to hear that our
contemporary is for lite people. It
would be sad indeed if the repulsion
was mutual. Even one-sided at
tachment is not always in vain : it
serves to maintain lite limpet on the
rock and the barnacle on the ship's
side. Like n good many of the peo
ple who practice dcniagoguery, how
ever, the I'ittacus Green of the Ad
vertise)' ovci shoots the mark in pay
ing his "distresses" to the "dear,
delicious, darling" laboring class.
It says: "Wc arc opposed to any
proposal, however specious, or any
project, however plausible, which
tends to deprive the workingmeii of
the community in which we lcsidc
of the right of saying how they shall
be governed, and of choosing who
shall do the work of government."
The working men of the present
day will hardly consider it compli
mentary to tlicin to have their aver
age standing placed below the re
quirements of a reasonable property
franchise. Under a house-holding
or personal property suffrage in
Canada, the working men of the
leading cities arc the arbiters of
national, provincial, and civic poli
tics. . hi the Dominion each local
jurisdiction has its own franchise for
all elections, theic being no national
basis of suffrage yet established. A
Liberal Government elected in
Nova .Scotia in 185!) abolished man
hood suffrage, and, appealing to the
people in 180!), was defeated by the
votes of those who were to be there
after disfranchised. Yet neither the
(Jovcrniniirit that came into power
on that'o'ecasion, nor any Ruccecding
one, has ventured to go back to the
old way. Thai the party which in
that Province wrested responsible
government ftom the British crown,
after a truly gloiious conflict, should
have deemed it necessary to abolish
universal suffrage, is a powerful ar
gument for a franchise that does not
include the basest soil in its scope.
Some of the thinking men of tho
United States a nation cited by
our contemporary its a magnificent
example of the success of universal
suffrage arc of the opinion that
one of tho weakest points in their
national system is the power given
by that very thing to the rabble.
The fact that patty national conven
tions have to consider what can
didate is most likely to carry New
York, rather than what one is the
best man, is one of the illustrations
of the working of the j-ystem there.
Victoria, Australia, is another shin
ing example of manhood suffrage.
That colony has tho reputation,
however, of leading all its sisters in
political corruption and the injurious
ascendancy of demagogues. A
groat deal is also mado of Franco
by our opponent, all its ills being
attributed to a icstricted franchise
and nil its matotial nnd moral pros
perity lo the dominance of the
masses. Wc might retoil with a
catalogue nf some of the woik ac
complished by the muscs when thoy
ruled Pari for a brief hour in 1870,
but u we have never contended for
a franchise limited to the aristocra
tic and wealthy clashes, it is not
necessary lo lcply to this far-fetched
In till constitutionally-governed
count tics lo-day, there is more dan
ger of wealth i tiling by means of
purchased popular support than by
the privileges u moderate property
suffrage afford. The higher the
grade of electorate the less liable is
it to be found in lite market, at the
service of the highest bidder.
LATEST FOREIGN NEWS.
THE WAR CLOL'D.
Mr. Stephen, member of the
Boundary Commission, was on his
way at latest accounts to London
with maps of the disputed scene.
Sir Peter Lumsdcn was also forward
ing to Eail Granville a statement
showing tho actual condition of
affairs as they t.ood. Mr. Glad
stone, being asked in the House of
Commons as to whether negotiations
were lo bo suspended while the
messenger's arrival was awaited,
replied with a decided "No."
A despatch from St. Petersburg,
April 27th, says war between Eng
land and Russia was considered in
evitable. The Czar was to have left
that day for JMoscow, from which
historic city he was to issue his
manifesto, or declaration of war, if
Mich an extreme measure should be
An cx-jMinistcr said to a New
York Herald correspondent in St.
Petersburg on Apiil 28th, that Rus
sia was fully prepared for war.
Even if Turkey opened the Black
Sea to England, Russia would not
budge an inch. There would be no
war, he said, for the simple reason
that it takes two to make a light.
England would not fight Russia,
even if the latter took Herat to
morrow. "England is a dead body,"
according to this Russian notable,
"which Russia can walk upon when
ever it suits her convenience."
Another battle was lcportcd be
tween the Russians and Afghans, in
which neatly all the Russian troops
engaged, numbering 1,700, were
killed. The English Government
hail no ollicial information of the
affair up to the evening of April
The Moscow Gazette, April 30th,
says that if England wishes to avoid
war she must evacuate Port Hamil
ton at the entrance to the Sea of
Japan, otherwise Russia will be ob
liged to occupy Herat. The Gazelle
also says it believes the question of
peace or war must be settled within
a few days.
Tho break in diplomatic relations
between France and Egypt has
caused the greatest satisfaction in
St. Petersburg, and is being utilized
as a basis for a Franco-Russian alli
ance, which is now warmly favored
by the Czai. Active negotiations
arc being exchanged between St.
Petersburg and Paris with the ob
ject of a vigorous common action
It is asserted that titc British
Government is in possession of in
formation which proves beyond a
doubt that Prince Bismarck has
been urging Turkey to side with
Russia in the event of war between
England and Russia.
A Berlin despatch sayo: France,
Germany and Austria have been
discussing a proposal for the form
ation of a neutral league, and have
invited Italy and Turkey to join
them, but neither of the latter
I'owers has as yet given a decided
Sweden and Norway arc urging
upon Denmark the expediency of
uniting with them in the issuing of a
proclamation in the event of war de
claring strict neutrality.
The House of Cointuous on April
27th granted a credit of 855,000.
000 in block on army and navy ac
count. A motion to separate the Sou
dan credit from " credit for special
preparations" was rejected by a
1 vole of 22!) against 18(i.
So promptly was the credit grant
i ed that Lord Randolph Churchill,
I tho Conservative lbadcr, on entering
I the House later, was surprised to
find it ahcady passed.
Mr. Gladstone, in his speech ask-
I ing the credit, said the Govern-
muni considered it necessary to have
1 tho entire lcsources of the Empire
well in hand for use and application
wherever they might bo required.
Events since the fall of Khartoum
i had shown that the Mahdi's power
I had collapsed. It was, though al-
leged small, the largest credit river
asked since the Crimean war. Then
India's assistance must be taken
intoaccountin estimating possible the
cost of a war, and tho Government
had conducted negotiations so that in
case of a rupture England would be
justified before the civilized world.
On the 28th of last month the
Russian corvette Dyghit sailed un
expectedly ftom Callao at -1 p. in.
and Her Majesty's ship Sappho left
that poit at 7 o'plock the next morn
ing, llic Dyglut clcareu tor ban
Francisco. Site is the fastest vessel
on the coast.
It was rumoicd in Victoria, B.
C, Apiil 20th, that the steamship
Umatilla, which has been lying for
months in Esquimau Harbor, in con
sequence of litigation between her
owners and Lloyds' Underwriters,
will be purchased by the English
Government as a cruiser for the pro
tection of British shipping on the
The English budget for 1885,
shows a deficit of 10,490,000. Tho
income tax is proposed to bo raised
lo eight pence on the pound.
Nine thousand troops and six bat
teries of artillery left Moscow, April
28th, for the south, amidst great
ui:ni:kai. ouAxr much iuviti:u.
General Grant omitted his drive
on April ."Kith in order that lie might
devote his time to the preparation of
matter for his book. The General
dictated, and his uttetances wctc
taken down by a stenographer.
His condition was so favorable on
retiring that night that Dr. Douglas
went home at 1 1 o'clock. That was
the first time for six weeks that the
General had been left all night with
out medical attendance.
The report of May 1st is that the
General passed a very quiet night,
and the next day resumed dictating
Tlir. CANADIAN ki:iii:u.ion.
A meeting of Indians and half
breeds near Qu' Appclle showed
opposition to the rebellion, and
threatened to slaughter the whole
band of Sioux if they opposed the
peace movement. r
St. Peter's reserve Indians threat
en to go on the war path if certain
exoibitant demands on the Govern
ment arc not conceded.
FllANCi: AM) CHINA.
Hanoi despatch of April 30th
the Chinese forces have eva
Till: SOUDAN Vt'AK.
The British Government has de
cided to reverse its policy in the
Soudan. The rebellion shows signs
of total collapse, but the Govern
ment can see nothing to be gained
by occupying Khartoum.
Lord Wolseley had gone to Sua
kim, at last accounts, to report upon
the military situation.
COLONIAL All) ACCKrrr.I).
The British Government has ac
cepted the offer of the New South
Wales Soudan contingent for service
wherever it may be required.
Quiet has been restored at Pana
ma, largely through American in
fluence. A New York Tribune edi
torial on Panama news says: "The
American Consul's demand for an
apology from the French Consul
caused the Frenchman to crawl into
his hole. He cannot be said to have
pulled the hole after him, since his
letter containing his false statement
has been printed and circulated in
Panama, but the American Eagle
lias ilapped ids wings down there to
some purpose after all."
rpHE place to buy J. W. Hinglcy's
X Celebrated Cigars. The Crystal
Soda 'Works will he a depot for these
line Cigars, wholesale and retail.
BY a man and Ids wife in a private
family, to do general work. Man
is an experienced coachman and milker.
References given. Apply to
AVERY & PALMER,
General Bw-iuess Agents, No. C(J Port
Street; 1010 lw
Kupiolaiii Boat Clul.
A SPECIAL meeting of the above
Club will be held at their rooms,
82 King Street, on SATURDAY evening,
31 ay !, at 7.30 sliaip. Every member
lcquesled to nllend,',nH business of im.
nominee will bo brought forwaul.
101 0 2t T. B, MURRAY, Bec'y.
THE Chief Engineer and members of
tho Honolulu Fire Department
take this method of publicly acknowl.
edging reroipt ot tho sum of 8250, from
11. Pieo, Esqulio, or liana, Island of
Jlaul, lu token of his appreciation of
the services rendcied by the Dopaitinent
at the Love Bakery Firo on August 23d.
1881, which lire would hive devastated
his properly on Nuuauu Stieet, but for
the persistent ctl'orts of the firemen.
This kindly act will long bo remember,
ed by the members of the Department,
especially tho sick and tho injured of its
members, for whose benefit tho sum bus
been placed in the Depaitment's "Siek
Fund." Per Order.
1010 it HENRY SMITH, Secretary.
"POOT BInck Stand. Corner of Fort
J and Hotel Streets. Tbe only place
In town where von can Ret a Bo Shine.
CSTGhr men call. 1010 lw
1? H. WOODWOllTU, of Honolulu,
li. audD. T. Bailey, of Mnul.lmw
this day formed n ro partnership under i
the llrui name of the uryMnt sona
K. H. WOODWOKTH,
I) T BAILEY.
'"pill; underpinned most TCper-tiitHy
X begs to return thanks to the ninny
Indies of this city for thulr kindness in
supplying articles of clothing to myself
nnd linbv after the lute tire.
MRS. It. DONNOLLY.
Honolulu, May 8th, 188.";. 1010 It
O TV ICE
LEWIS & CO.,
Have just mceived per Mariposa,
Enslciil Tin Ousters, d Shad, do Caip,
Cula Smelts, do Salmon, do Flounder--,
Cuulillowir, A-pafngin, Horse Radish,
Bunker's Club House Sausages
0cfotd Brawn Apples, Etc. 1
Saturday, May 9th.
MATINEE FOR LADIES AND
CHILDREN AT 2 P. M.
Admission 50 cents and 25 cents.
When will be pioduced for the llrst time
the Gicat 'Madis'on Squat p
With the following Powerful Cast:
Donstau Kirkc 3Ii J P Kutlcdgc
Arthur C.irringfoid Mr E T Stetson
Squire Rodney Mr Jas R Morrison
Pittacus Green Mr William Simms
Ilm'ney Mr Francis Malcolm
Hii.el Kirkc Miss Ilaunic Ingham
Lady Carringford....Misi Emma Heath
Dolly Lutloii Miss Minnie Young
Mercy Kiike Miss Emma Heath
Act f. The Father's Guise.
Act II The New Home.
Act III. Has-cl a Wanderer.
Act IV. Back lo her Father's Henit.
Attention Honolulu Rifles.
OFFICERS and members of tho
above command aie heieby or
deicd to report at their armory
in full die1- unifoim, on Satur
day evening, May Otli. at 0.110
o'clock 'haip. Hv Order,
Y. H. 'ALDRICH,
Moldi Eire Department
THE meinbcis of the scveial I'ne
Companies are lcquested to assem
ble at the t-qnare opposite the Hall of
Mechanic Engine Co. Ho. 2. in FULL
UNIFORM, without their Fite Appa
Sunday Aftui'iioon, 3Iny lOlli,
At 1 o'clock, for the purpose of attend,
ing the funcial of Her Majesty Queen
Dowager Emma. A full attendance is
desired. Per Order,
1010 2t IIENUY SMITH, Sceretaty.
Attention No. 1.
THE members of the above Company
are requested to meet at their hall
at 1 o'clock shatp on Sunday, May 10th,
In full uniform, for tho purpose of at
tending the funeral of Her Late Majesty
Emma Kaleixokalani, Queen Dowager.
By Older ot tho Foicmnu.
1015 !U P. O. SULLIVAN, Scc'y.
rpHE members of the abovo Company
X are icqticstcd to meet at their hall
at 1 o'clock Miarp on SUNDAY, May 10,
in FULL UNIFORM, for tho purpose of
attending Ihe funeral of Her Late Ma.
jentyEmma Kaleleonalaul, Queen Dow.
ngcr. Per Order,
I). L. AHPHAUT, Foreman.
A YOUNG Gcimau girl wishes a bilu
ation in a private family to do
housework or attend to children, Ap.
ply at No. liid Niinmni Avenuo.f 1014 !lt
ALL poisons having any bills against
Her Majesty Queen Kaplolnui will
pleaHu present them, on or before the
lCth hibt. Address to
MRS, LYMAN SWAN,
1014 td Post-Ofllce.
3ttS?lriBltTiT " 'Q"t." 'i.".1!5j.'-1 .'J
Nob. 61, 63 and 65 Fort Street,
Just received by lubl steamer u fine stock of
Youth's, Boys' & Children's Clothing,
Husincss and Dress Suits, Handsome Patterns,
Desirable Styles and Reasonable Prices.
TO THE LADIES,
We beg to announce that we have received the laigest
and most perfect stock of
MANUFACTURED WHITE GOODS,
That has over been Shown in this City.
We are prepared to show the Cheapest and most attractive stock in
Mies', Missus', Glutei's nil Maits' Wear,
1'artieular attention is called to otfr .stock of
$Z& MLII-iLiITN13IY GOODS. &
S. COIIN A: COMPANY.
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 lecehed Eddy's Refiigerators and Ice Chests, new styles of Chandeliers
and Library Lamps, Stoves and Ranges, Kerosene Oil Stoves.
Cg?-lrlAIr8I5A.K.S, AJVD HOWE'S SCVXjJES.-XBB
All of which aie offered upon favorable tonus.
PACIFIC HARDWARE COMPANY.
M ITT, 1 8 Kaiiii Street.
, .in, . n . rjL7!!
Granite, Iron and Tin Ware !
Chandeliers, Lamps and Lanterns,
WATER PIPE and RUBBER HOSE,
House Keeping Goods,
PLUMBING, TIN, COPPEE AND
993 SHEET IRON WORK.
JOSEPH E. WISEMAN,
Tho Only Eccoguized General Business Agent on tho Hawaiian Islands.
ESTAUMSIIED 1 870.
Offices in Campbell's Firo-proof Building, 27 Merchant St., Honolulu, H. I
O. Hox ill!
jk ijcr.rii J3NTH J
REAL ESTATE AGENT Uuy and tells Real Eftatu in all parts of Hie King
dom. Rents Ofllccs, Iloiiseu, Cottages and Rooms.
SOLICITING AGENT FOR WILDER'S INTER-ISLAND STEAMERS Tour
intannd the Traveling Public will apply to inc for Tickets and Information to
SOLICITING AGENT FOR THE MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO. OF NEW
YOKK The Largest, Giandest and Soundest Institution of Its kind in the
AGENT FOR Till: Q HEAT BURLINGTON RAILWAY ROUTE IN AMERICA
This Route excels all other routes going East, the t eenery being the grandct,
tho meals tho choicest and the Palace and Dining CaiH the handsomest nnd most
EMPLOYMENT AGENT Flmlb Employment for all fctking work in the vari
ous branches of industry on the Islands.
SOLICITING AGENT FOR THE CITY OF LONDON FIRE INSURANCE CO.
The best known Company in the Islands,
CUSTOM HOUSE BROKER EntcrB Goods at Custom House, payH and discharges
Freight and Duty Bills wider power of Attorney.
MONEY BROKER Loans Money nt all times on first-class seem itiy.
GENERAL BUSINESS AGENT-Logal Papois of oeiy dehrilpiion drawn. Bills
Distributed and Collected. Books and Accounts kept and adjuHti-d. Records
Heaiehcd. Rents Collected. Taxes and Instiiance on Projeriv looked after.
Copying and Engrossing done. Adveitiscinents, Newspaper Articles, Cones
poiidence and Coinmetcial Business of every natiiro piomptly and accurately
AGENT FOR THENKAV MUSIC HALL AT 1IONOLULU--Coiiipuules ubiond
,Awill correspond with me lor terms, etc. OkIcm for Island Shells, Curios, Lava
Specimens, Native Views and Photos carefully filled and foi warded tonllnarts
of th.jWoild. '
Z3S Information apptituiuing to tho Islands given mid all coneiondence, faith,
.IOSEPII 15. WISEMAN,
873 General Bminoss Agont, Honolulu Hawaiian Ulandt,
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