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BJSIJOP & Co., BANKERS
Honolulu, Hawullau Islands.
Draw Exclmngo on the
JSuivl ol Cnlllbmlu, i3. IT.
And their ngonts in
NEW YORK, BOSTON, MONO KONO.
Messrs. N. M. Rothschild &you, London.
The Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
The Commercial Hank (Jo., of Sydney,
The Rank of Now Zealand : Auckland,
Christckurch, and Wellington.
The Bank of British Columhla, Vic
toria, 1$. 0. and Portland, Or.
Transact a General Hanking Business.
Plodgoa to nclthor Beet nor Putty.
But established for tho benefit of nil.
SATURDAY, JULY 18, 1S85.
THIS EVENING'S DOINGS.
Yosemite Skating Kink 7.
Central Park Skating llink, 7.
THE ARGUMENT OF EXPENSE.
One of the leading objections to
municipal incorporation lias been
that it would involve an increase of
taxation. It is an argument un
worthy of intelligent, not to mention
liberal-minded men. Applied, with
no more reason than in the matter
in question, to the interests of society
and private affairs, the principle of
cheapness would dwarf civilization
and put an cud to all progress. It
would bo only a waste of lime and
space to elaborate this proposition.
There is nothing in life worth having
that does not cost something. Even
the air we breathe is not absolutely
free. It is purchased by an expendi
ture of bodily tissue. The citizens
of Honolulu should consider whether,
through incorporation, they could
not obtain, not merely improvements
worth having, but ones worth pay
ing a good round price for. Further,
it is a question requiring their serious
examination, whether the increased
cost of local self-government over
the present absence of any system,
would not be far more than counter
balanced by both material and social
advantages. Is it of no pecuniary
value to the individuals of a commu
nity, that it should have good com
mon conveniences of civilization ? To
put it finer, docs a dwelling on a
well-kept street with comfortable
side paths not command more rent
than one, otherwise equal, situated
so as to be diiHcult of access? One
almost certain benefit Honolulu would
derive from being raised to the
standard of an averagely well-governed
city, willi all the appointments
of modern metropolitan existence, is
that it would be selected, to a far
greater extent than now, by gentle
men of leisure and fortune from
abroad as a place of residence. An
undoubted consequence of such a
result would be the introduction of
foreign capital, that would in part
be invested in the development of
the resources of the country, as well
as the creation of valuable property
in the city to bear a share of the
burden of municipal government. It
is remaiked elsewhere that prosper
ity follows public spirit in towns.
Those that aro the most progressive
and liberal in matters of local im
provement are the ones that the
readiest attract outside capital and
enterprise, and consequently make
the swiftest strides in general pros
perity, distancing those with equal
natural advantages which are govern
ed by old fogyism. "While Honolulu
has been given such an advantage by
nature over all other town sites in this
kingdom, that it has no local rival
to incite the emulation of its inhabi
tants, yet it must be remembered
that this kingdom and its capital arc,
in many respects, in competition
with communities in the outside
world. The spirit that dictates the
argument of cheapness against muni
cipal incorporation, is that which
will, more than anything else, con
tribute to making the Hawaiian
Islands only a place for fortunes to
be made to be spent abroad. That
is a deplorable position for a nation
A little of the homely common
wensc logic of "Lazybones" upon
the currency question will go fur
ther than volumes of statistics of
the precious metal production of the
world. Silver gets all the consider
ation this country can afford it, in
being made legal tender up to ten
dollars. If tho country's products
aro paid for in gold, and tlicy arc,
the whole body of producers should
be given the benefit of that currency,
in which alone they can pay obliga
tions to the state or send necessary
remittances abroad. Tho fact that
this country produces no gold or
silver is the strongest reason why it
should have the best currency going.
There are no mining or other legiti
mate interests to lie jeopardised by
tltc nation's choice in tho matter.
Letters for publication must bo
accompanied by the names of writers,
in confidence, otherwise they cannot
be published. Sometimes, in the
course of editorial events, it becomes
necessary to reiterate this ancient
This week's Saturday Press comes
out squarely against continuing to
make "cheap labor," as the term is
understood here, a fundamental cle
ment of national policy. It con
fesses it was mistaken last au
tumn in joining with the demand
for having the restrictions upon Chi
nese immigration removed. This is
a gratifying evidence that the princi
ples long upheld by the Uuli.kti.v
are making headway.
A HAPPY READER.
Editor Bui.u-.tix: "Whatever
others may think of the cabinet
making discussion, which has been
running.scvcral days in your paper,
I for one appreciate it, largely on
the ground of its affording a little
diversion. Most of us newspaper
readers read the papers for news,
and when we can't get news the
next best thing is a little lively dis
cussion of some local subject.
Things in general have been ex
tremely dull of late nothing excit
ing from abroad and everything
quiet at home. Day after day we
that is, myself and perhaps some
others have grabbed for the local
papers as soon as issued, hoping to
Unci some sensation to stimulate our
drowsy minds ; but have found dis
appointment instead. lically, I
don't take stock in the omission of
Blaine's name from certain speeches,
nor in a yard of far-fetched, long
exploded arguments to show that
silver is better than gold. I don't
know Blaine ; don't expect to know
him ; and don't care if I never know
him. You can't stuff down my
throat that silver is ahead of gold.
I have a narrow prejudice in favor
of the latter which 1 imbibed when
quite a young boy, and now I am
quite an old boy it will take even
more than "a great newspaper" to
pound it out of me. Of course, if
other people want silver, let them
have it. I would prefer silver to
nothing; but if I am allowed my
choice between silver and gold, gold
for me, gentlemen, gold every time.
Now, I say all this kind of news
paper talk is very dry grub to me ;
but a little gloved sparring between
two or three nameless cabinet
makers is quite entertaining, at
least for a while. No doubt, it also
gives pleasure to the combatants
themselves, and harms nobody as
long as the gloves are kept on, not
even the old cabinet.
Besides, to blow off steam oc
casionally does incalculable good to
some minds : without it the machin
ery would suffer injury. Some
minds are so constituted that a peri
odical or an occasional clearance of
surplus accumulations becomes an
actual necessity. To all such a
"free newspaper" supplies a want
that a "great newspaper" fails to
1111. It acts as a safety-valve fpr
the irrepressible ideas constantly
effervescing in the great boiler of
thought. Everlasting screwing down
would result in explosion, but the
free use of the safety-valve removes
all daugor. Blow away, gentlemen ;
it will do you good :you will feel better
after it. Only don't be rash about
it. I feel like blowing off some
myself, and will do it in your next
issue, if you will
allow me, Mr.
A DREADED PLACUE.
Few persons arc aware that lep
rosy still prevails to a considerable
extent in various parts of the world.
The Chinese arc popularly believed
to be the only people especially sub
ject to it. Medical writings show,
however, that it is not only widely
distributed in India, China, some
portions of Europe, thu Sandwich
Islands, and the West Indies, but
that in this country there are several
centers where cases have been ob
served. One of these leprous centers is
Louisiana, where the disease has
existed for over a centur'. It was
at one time so prevalent that in 1785
a leper hospital was erected in New
Orleans. Within a fow years past
quite a number of cases have been
reported in lower Louisiana, . and
five or six years ago an ofllcial in
vestigation was ordered by tho legis
lature of that state.
On tho Bay of Chaleurs, in New
Brunswick, thoro has boon a leper
hospital for many years. The disease
has been considerably restricted by
government supervision, and seems
in a fair wn' of soon disappearing
Tbo disease has been imported
into Minnesota by Norwegian emi
grants, but is said to be on the
decline in that state. In California
it is reported to be frequently among
the Chinese. No reliable statistics
of its prevalence there arc, however,
In this city several cases of the
disease have developed within the
last ten years, Cases have been
reported, in the medical journals by
two of our physicians, who have
made a careful investigation into the
subject. One of the cases had never
been away from the city, showing
that tho disease was acquired here.
Whether leprosy is contagious or
not is a mooted question. The
physicians disagree upon this point,
as they do upon so many others.
The weight of evidence is to the
effect that there is great danger
from contagion. Leprosy is abso
lutely incurablo by any method of
treatment known to the medical
faculty, and it is fortunate that'it is
as rare as it is. 'Baltimore Times.
STRIVING FOR TYPOGRAPHIC AC
CURACY. Painstaking people, who know
next to nothing of printing, find
especial delight in searching out
typographic errors in newspapers,
periodicals and books, tho detection
of a blunder, in their own estima
tion, putting a premium on indivi
dual intelligence conferring a privi
lege of disparaging printers. Men
of intelligence, who write well but
not legibly, never tire of pointing
out mistakes of printers and tho
oversights of proof-readers.. These
self-constituted censors of typo
graphy may find food for wholesome
reflection in the fact that just about
100 j'ears ago a number of professors
in the Edinburgh University under
took the publication of a book which
should be a perfect specimen of
typographic accuracy. Every con
ceivable precaution was taken to
prevent errors of the types. Six
experienced proof-readers were em
ployed, who devoted hours to the
reading of each page. After their
careful task was completed, each
page was posted in the hall of the
University, with a notification that
50 would be paid to aivy person
who should succeed in discovering
an error. Every page remained
thus publicly exposed for two weeks
before being returned to the prin
ting office. The projectors of the
work felt confident that the object
so diligently striven for had been
attained. Great was the discomfiture
of the learned men when, on the
work being issued, several errors
were found, one occurring in the
first line of the first page.
The arrangements for the celebra
tion of the jubilee next year on the
fiftieth anniversary of Queen Vic
toria's ascension to the British
throne have already been begun. It
is proposed to make the celebration
one of the grandest events of modern
times. It is reported that the Queen
has already expressed a desire to
conclude her reign on this anniver
sary. Very little credence, how
ever, is given to this report. Peo
ple who nre acquainted with her
Majesty's disposition to retain in
her own hands the supreme control
of family and state affairs smile at
the idea that the Queen will ever
relinquish any power so long as she
is able to exercise it. Vhicayo
.While Kaiser Wilhclm was receiv
ing Minister Pendleton a slight draft
of air caused his Imperial Majesty
to sneeze. "Gesundheit!" cried
Mr. Pendleton, promptly. The Em
peror was so- pleased that he took
Bismarck aside and told him that at
last tho United States Government
was represented by a real statesman.
BY a sober nnd reliablo man, a situa
tion as private or night watchman,
Address " W ", care Post Office Box 1U7.
Honolulu. 75 3t
GEORGE PATTERSON is no longer
connected with tho Hawaiian
Hotel Stables, and does not drive any 'of
K. U. MAUFAJtl.iA.NiS,
E. It. MILES,
Beef ! Beef
The very best quality from
J. Campbell's Honouliuli Ranch.
The Cheapest in tho Market.
Hop Chong Comp'y,
No, -115 Mnunnken Street.
Delivered to any port of the Town,
ret1 FOREST QUEEN,
A largo Involco ol tho Colobralcd
st. louis Lager beer !
In Quarts and Pints,
For Solo In Lots to Suit at
F.A. Schaefer & Co
COAT, which the owner can get, on
paying expenses, at the Pac Aitia
BEG to inform my friends and cm.
tomcrs (lint all orders run he pent to
nic by Bell Telephone No. 21).
74 lw T. W. RAWLINS, Lelco.
BY a Portuguese man, a situation us
coachman or to look after horses,
or to do any kind of woik. Applv nt
M. A. Gonsnlvcs & CO., G7 Hotel St.
DU1UNG my absence from thu King,
dom, Sir. .1. A. Palmer will col
lect my accounts and attend to all my
business under full power of attorney.
74 lw A. MO HOAX
BY a Portuguese man, with two sons,
one 12 and one 111 yeais old, and
n girl ! years old, all of whom enn
make themselves useful, and may be
engaged separately. Apply at M. A.
Gonsalves & Co., 67 lintel St. 74 lw
ALL peisons indebted tonic aruies
pcctfully requested to settle their
accounts before Ulst iust., os I piopose
leaving for England, August 1st. All
bills against me will he paid on piescn.
tatlon. (74 2w) L. B. KKRH.
npiIOSE desirable premises on 31 Bc
JL rotania Street, between Fort and
Nuuonu Streets, tho house contains par
lor, 3 bedrooms, dining loom, kitchen,
bath and store rooms. Also, n detached
cottage, containing !5 large airy bed
rooms. Inquire on the picmiscs.
,230 bead of cattle, 40 head
fnt nnd fit for tho butcher.
'weijihinc from COO to 700 lb'.
each; 80 head will he ready for the
butcher in 12 months, nnd the balance
arc good milch cows, heifers, yearlings
and calves. On reasonable terms. Ap
ply T. W. RAWLINS, Lelco.
,T. W'-UJjEII. Proprietor.
Choicest Meats from Finest Herds.
Families and Shipping
SUPPLIED ON SHORT NOTICE
and at the
o-vcst iVLiix-lrot Prices.
All meats delivered from this Market
aic thoroughly chilled immediately after
killing by means of a Bell-Coleman Pa
tent Dry Air Refrigerator. Meat so
treated retains all Its juicy properties,
and is Ghauaktkhd to Kkep Longer
AiTint DEi.ivr.uv than Far.suiAr-i:ii.ir-ed
Meat. 74 ly
SOME malicious person has circulated
a report, that tho Woodlawn Dairy
and Stock Company, have been, or aro
now serving their customers with milk
which has been run through tho Cream
Separator, or in other words, selling
Skim Milk for the pi ice nnd in plnco of
pure milk. Wo oiler $10!) reward for
information which will lead to the con.
viction of tho person who was tho ori.
giuator of such report.
WOODLAWN DAIRY & STOCK CO.
rpHE quarterly meeting of the Pacific
JL Haidwnro Co. (Limited), will ho
held at their office on Wednesday, July
22nd, at 10 o'clock a. m.
JAS. G. SPENCER. Scc'y.
Honolulu. July 15th, 1885. 73 lw
OWING to the hard times Dr. II. J.
Specr, of Bcrctania Street, will
for tho next SO days treat all diseases
within his specialty for one-third tho
usual price. Consultation and cxamin.
ation free. J 72 2w
Mrs. J. Rodanet
WISHES to inform her customers
that tdio is still nt Til Bcrclania
Street, and will cnntlnuo thu drcss-mak.
lug business there, at her usual low
rates. ' 04 tf
THE STORE lately occupied by
Samuel Nott, in Campbell's Block,
on Fort Street. Apply to
L. A. THURSTON,
or B. F. Dillingham.
Honolulu, April 1, 1885. 985 tf
Nos. 61. 63 and
We wish to announce the arrival 'of our nw Summer Stook in our
which is thu most complete in this city.
fcr Feathers Cleaned and Curled
Native Straw Sewed In all tho Styles of Hats.
500 pieces of Dress Lawns at very Low Prices.
New designs in Dress Goods, Satins & Buntings.
Ladies' Wrappers and Children's Dresses
in largo varieties. A large invoice of Laces and Embroideries.
Ladies', Misses', Children's and Infants' Hosiery
in the latest styles.
BOYS' WAISTS! BOYS' WASSTS !
Youths', Boys' and Children's Clothing a specialty.
-NEW GOODS IN EVERY DEPARTMENT.-
flST Call and be Convinced, -a
S. C01IN & COMPANY.
- wiwi w -ii vv r nr3Rn -i
SUCCESSORS TO DILLINGHAM &. CO. AND SAEL'L N0TT,
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
Hardware, Agricultural Implements, House Furnishing
Goods, and General Merchandise
Just received Eddy's Rcfiigcrators and Ice Chests, new styles of Chandeliers
nnd Library Lamps, Stoves and Ranges, Kerosene Oil Stoves.
EST rAJRBANES' u.TST HOWE'S SO-AX,S.-a
All of which nro ofTcrod upon favorable terms.
PACIFIC HARDWARE COMPANY.
JOHN I0TT, 1. 8
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.
JOSEPH E. WISEMAN,
The Only Recognized General Business Agent on tho Hawaiian Islands.
ESTABLISHED 1 8ri.
Offices in Campbell's Fire-proof BuildinEr, 27 Merchant St, Honolulu! H. I
1'. O. Box315 x : : s Tolophone 17S.
REAL ESTATE AGENT Buys and
dom. Rents Offices, Houses. Cottages
SOLICITING AGENT FORAVILDER'S INTER-ISLAND STEAMERS-Tour-istsand
tbo Traveling Public will apply to mo for Tickets and Information to
tho Volcauo. .!$!
SOLICITING AGENT FOR TUB MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO. OF NEW
YORK The Largest, Qiundcst nnd Soundest Institution of its kind in tho
AGENT FOR THE GREAT BURLINGTON RAILWAY HOUTE IN AMERICA
This Route excels nil other ionics going E.ist, ihc concry being the grando-t,
the meals the choicest and tho Palace and Dining Cars tho'handsomest nnd most
EMPLOYMENT AGENT Finds Employment for all seeking work in tho 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 Enters Goods at Custom House, pays and discharges
Freight and Duty Rills under power of Attorney,
MONEY BROKER Loans Money nt ull times on first-class securitiy.
GENERAL BUSINESS AGENT Legal Papers of every description drawn. Bills
Distributed and Collected. Books and Accounts kept and adjusted. Records
Searched. Rents Collected. Taxes and Insuianco on Properly looked after.
.Copying nnd Engrossing done. Advertisements, Newspaper Article?, Corres
pondence and Commercial Business of every nature promptly and nccmately
3NT FOR THE NEW MUSIC HALL AT nONOLULU-Companles nb-ord
ill correspond wlih mo for terms, etc. Orders for hlund Shells, Curio, Lava
ircimeiis, Native' Views nnd Photos carefully filled and forwarded lo all parts
tho World. rj
of tho World.
8ST Information appertaining to tho islands given and all correspondence Ital li.
JOSEPH B. WISE9TAN,
878 General Bmlnou Agent, Honolulu Hawaiian Ulandr,'
65 Fort Street,
sells Kal Estate in
all parts of the King-
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