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BISHOP & Co., BANKERS
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
Dr.iw Evchange on the
13lliil of Oiililoivniu. S. IT.
And their agents in
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Messrs N. M. Rothschild &Snn, London.
The Commercial Hank Co., nf Sydney,
The Commercial Hank Co., nf Sydney,
The llink of New Zealand : Auckland,
Chrlstclmicli, und Wellington.
The B.mk of Hiltlsh Columbia, Vic
lorhi, n. C. and l'ortland, Oi.
Tr.msiU u Gonoial Hanking Business.
PloJRod to neither Beet nor Patty,
Bat established for tho benefit of Ml,
FRIDAY, JULY 21, 18S.1.
THIS EVENING'S DOINGS.
Yoscmite Skating Rink 7.
Gcntrnl Park Skating Kink, 7.
Imp. Order of Kcd fllcn, at 7:80.
Morning Star Lodge, K of J. 7 :,'10
CIVIL SERVICE REFORM.
Although the question of civil ser
vice reform was not a direct issue
between the parties in the recent
Piesidcntinl election, yet whatever
inllttencc the word carried was
largely with the Democrats, on ac
count of the favorable recognition it
received in Mr. Cleveland's letter of
acceptance. Thai this was no empty
profession on the part of the Demo
cratic candidate events are proving.
For a time subsequent to President
Cleveland's inauguration, it appear
ed as if the traditionary doctrine,
"To the victors belong the spoils,"
was going to prove too strong for
his good intentions. The tremen
dous tide of partisanship was drag
ging the anchor of principle thrown
out by the head of the administra
tion. Departmental chiefs were
causing olllcial heads to roll into the
basket in all directions. Not the
least conspicuous instance of the
Picsident's ideas being overborne,
was the policy pursued toward tho
Consular service. Notwithstanding
that it was authentically announced
from Washington that the national
agents abroad, who had served the
country faithfully and were accept
able to the respective communities
in which they held oflicc, would be
retained in their positions, ministers
nnd consuls of the previous adminis
tration, in every quaiter of the
globe, were summoned to deliver up
their commissions. By the last mail,
however, intelligence has come that
the President had ordered a halt in
the indiscriminate decapitation per
formances. He had given orders
that all dismissals and appointments
to places not vacant must stop at
once. His determination was to
stand by his declarations of civil
service reform in his letter of ac
ceptance and in his inaugural ad
dress. Previous to this some of the
chief appointments of tho adminis
tration had been made much in con
sonance with the principles of an
unpartisan civil service. Notably
the appointment of Collector of
Customs at New York. This oflicial
has always been regarded as the
chief of the dominant party organi
zation in the commercial metropolis.
So completely has this been recog
nized, that the late Republican in
cumbent said he would not serve
under the Democratic Government
if he could, and could not if he
would. President Cleveland ap
pointed to the position Mr. Ilcddcn,
a gentleman altogether unknown to
the political machine, but a Demo
crat of thorough commercial attain
ments wcll-flttiug him for the im
portant duties. The responsibility
of the incumbent toward tho reform
principles to which he owed his ap
pointment, may be appreciated to
some extent by those who can weigh
the fact that he has m his patronage
some thirteen bundled positions. A
mere politician occupying the place
would make sad waeck of tho cause
of civil set vice reform in filling nil
those places. Other appointments
in New Yoik of similar nature, and
the retention of the Republican post
master for his maiked eillcicnc',
otherwiso attest the sincciity of the
President's professions. It is to be
hoped Mr. Cleveland will pursue
his policy with firmness to tho end
of his term, and that his appoint
ments will ho characterized thiough
out by wisdom. Then the succeed
ing administration could hardly dare
to overturn the now nnd better order
of things, and revert to the spoils
system thai has been a reproach to
THE PANAMA CANAL.
Prospects of tho early completion
of the Panama Canal do not appear
bright in the light of recent visiloiff
reports. There is, besides, an in
creasing opinion thai the work will
never pay when completed. One of
the latest to give the results of his
observations is Wolfrcd Nelson, who
contiibules an article to JIarpcr's
Weekly, which is accompanied with
illustrations and dated May 8th,
1885. His concluding paragraph
sums up prospects of the Canal in
this not sanguine strain: "With
time, with men, with money in
fabulous sums, M. DcLesseps can
complete the canal; and if it is
done in 1S98 he will have executed
wonders. Alter four years work
and the expenditure of ninety mil
lions in gold, but a twentieth is done,
admitting the accuracy and fulness
of the Company's figures. Thai
such a waterway if ever built will be
valuable as a possession for mankind
all will admit. That it w ill ever pay
even one percent on outlay is very
doubtful in the minds of those who
have watched and studied the pro
blem, and who arc as familiar with
the hlalistics of the world's tonnage
as even the sanguine projector of the
Panama Canal himself."
Flushed by the exhibition of their
power in the ovci throw of Mr. Glad
stone's administration, the Irish Na
tionalists have made the condition
of their support of any Government
to be the granting of equal inde
pendence to Ireland with that en
joyed by Australia and Canada.
The insane stock-gambling cen
tering in Wall street will doubtless
sustain a slight check by the specta
cle of James" D. Fish, President of
the collapsed Marine Rank, going to
State Prison at Auburn for ten
years, and his partner Ward also
coming in for almost certain punish
ment for his shnrc in the colossal
rascality of that institution.
An error appears in "II. U. M.
Queen Victoria's letter, as it has
been printed in this paper and the
Advertiser. Instead of, "And so
wc lecommcnd you to the protection
of the Almighty Giver. At Our
Court," etc., the original leads,
"And so we recommend you to the
protection of the Almighty. Given
at Our Court," etc. The mistake
occurred in transcription.
The people of Maine probably
know more about the results of pro
hibition there than the Advertiser of
Honolulu. After a quarter of a
century's expeiience of statutory
piohibition, the people of Maine last
year put the matter beyond the
power of any hostile legislature to
distuib, by making prohibition part
of the State constitution. Of course
this was dono because the people
had been taught by experience that
"piohibition does not prohibit,"
and it was easier to get drunk where
liquor was tabooed than wheie it
was licensed or as free as other
REPLY TO A JAPPHOBIST.
EniTOit IJur.i.i:ris: Mr. . Y.
Squires' views of the Japanese, as
expressed in his letter of yesterday,
will, I venture to predict, find a very
faint response from this community.
Mr. Squires has an undoubted right
to his own convictions, and the addi
tional light to proclaim them. Other
people possess the light to dissent,
and I doubt not a very large majo
lityof your readers will exercise
tliis right. To talk of the Japs as
"uncivilised" is perfectly absuid,
and indicates ignorance, malice, or
derangement of intellect. Which,
I do not pretend to say. Japanese
civilization is much older than that
under which Mr. Squires has been
nurtured, and, in some respects,
better. I speak the sentiment of a
largo majority, natives and foreigners,
when I say that wo welcome the
civilised, polite, good-natured, clean,
industrious, honest Japanese to our
The spectacle of a well-meaning
but not ornamental old lady hurry
ing by special train from Balmoral
to Windsor to take her make-believe
part in a change of Ministry is one
of tho most interesting of tho fictions
bj' which government in England
connects the present with the Middle
Ages. Boston Ucruld,
THE POPULATIONS OF THE WORLD.
The most densely populated in
dependent country in the world ap
pears to bo Belgium, and the next
England and Wales the former
containing over -100, and the latter
over -110, poisons to the square
mite. Holland comes next, with
!)27 ; next, Italy with 2 1!) ; Japan
with 23-1; and then China, which
contains about a fourth of the total
population of tho world, with 22fi
persons to the square mile; followed
in close succession by Germany,
Luxemburg, Franco, and Switzer
land. Ireland is less densely popu
lated than any of these, and Scot
land half wasted by deer forests,
kept up for the enjoyment of the
rich is not only less so than Ire
land, but than Austria-Hnngary and
Denmark. The following is ttie
most recent estimate of the area and
population of the world and its vari
ous continents. The scanty popu
lation of Australasia and Polynesia
will be at once noticed. It will also
be observed that by far the greater
proportion, or about four-sevenths
of the total population of the earth
is distributed throughout Asia, but
that the density of population there
is little more than half that of
Alou In Kill?. KMhniltod to tliu
Continent Sij. MIIcn. I'oimlntloii. hq. Jt.
Europe.... :i,7ii0,002 327,743,10(1 S7-:i
Asia 17,20S.20S 7fl.'i.ol,000 40-t!
Africa 11,511,77(5 203,82:1,200 17-!)
Amciicj...ll,S.'0,G:il 100,415,400 (i-S
ncia.... :t,r.-)5.802 4,232.000 1-2
Polailaud.. l,72S,rS." 82.500 -03
A MILLIONAIRE'S IDEAS ON EATING.
"Since my boyhood," said Mr.
William II. Vaiulcrbilt, "I have
been accustomed to plain, wholesome
living. To my style of living and
regular habits I attribute my unia
formly good health. I have my ills
and aches like other men, but I am
free from spells of sickness. I was
brought up on a farm, you know,
and I must confess an honest liking
for good roast beef and roast mutton.
1 want them brown, rich and juicy,
and with them I like to have served
potatoes, white and llottrj'. Above
all I desire my food prepared and
served plainly. Grease, spices and
rich-flavored condiments arc not
suited to me, and I do not believe
they are to any person. I have
observed the absence of clear com
plexions and bright, sparkling eyes
in persons accustomed to high living.
The rosy color and clear eyes and
buoyant spirits of persons who live
plainly, but well withal, convince
me that the simple, bountiful way
of living is best."
A MAD MATHEMATICIAN.
Among the patients at an insane
asylum in New Jersey, is a boy who
is a lightning calculator, and con
cerning whom some remarkable sto
ries ate told. The most intricate
problems arc solved by him in frac
tions of a minute. The boy believes
that his head is filled with little
blocks, with figures upon them, and
that they instantly fall into different
positions and work out tho problem,
lie thinks his brain, in fact, is a
calculating machine. His insanity
seems pardonable, for only a few
sane men can compete with him as a
mathematician. Every day he soaks
his head, in water to prevent the
blocks from rattling, and occasion
ally he begs for oil to pour into his
ears so that the imaginaiy squares
will slip upon eacli other more
DIDN'T ORDER THE JUC.
The following is from an Eastern
watering place :
One of the waiters in the Man
hattan had a set-back yesterday.
Two prosperous - looking farmers,
with their wives, sat down at a
tabic. The waiter served them with
almost everything, and they were
willing to pay liberally. For some
hidden purposo of his own the wait
er brought a finger-bowl to the table
at the conclusion of tho repast. One
of tho farmers looked up at him and
"Mister, we aro willing to pay for
everything we order, but I don't
recollect ordering that there jug."
The waiter begged his pardon and
After all the talk Maxwell may
not be the murderer of Prcller, and
the terrible St. Louis trunk tragedy
sensation may turn out to be a sim
ple swindle an attempt to impose a
purchased "stiff" as a substitute
for the body of Prcller, who is known
to hnvo been heavily insured in Eng
land, and who is believed to bo still
alive. At all events, this is the
theory now entertained in St. Louis.
And there aro said to bo several
corroborating circumstances, such
as the absence of anxietj' or fear on
tho part of Maxwell when arrested
and tho eagerness of Prcller's lela
ti'ves, who, with Maxwell, may bo
his accomplices, to secure tho in
surance 11101103' , set down nt some
820,000. Life Insurance Companies,
as a rule, arc never impulsive in
making such payments, and some
times manifest an unwillingness to
pay in cases in which there can bo
no question, It is safe to say that
under tho present suspicious circum
stances tho matter will be thoroughly
investigated, nnd no doubt it will
soon bo found out if Prcller was
murdered and Maxwell is a murderer.
HIS FORTUNE MADE.
"My dear," said a father to his
daughter, "how long ago was it that
Gcorgo Jackson went West to seek
"Just a year," the girl replied
"Was there anything between you
nnd George V I sometimes thought
that ho wa3 fond of j'ou."
"He was, papa," and tho girl hid
her faco on the old man's shoulder.
"1 promised George when .ho went
away that 1 would wait for him for
years if necessary."
"1 have a letter from him."
"Oil, papa!" she exclaimed.
"Does he cr has he oh, tell me,
what does ho say?"
"He wauts 20 to get homo with."
After the threatened publication
of the unpleasant parts of Gordon's
Diary, now comes the positive assur
ance that the late Admiral Coutbct's
family liavo in possession and will
shortly publish a scries of his lctlci s
severely reflecting upon the French
mismanagement in the Chinese affair.
The Revising Committee sccms to
have wholly overlooked the passage
about men's dying and the statement
that "their works do follow them."
In frequent and uncomfortable in
stances they don't.
"Will you carve the roast beef,
Mr. Jorlap?" asked the landlady,
slinging a sweet smile at the head
boarder. "Certainly; with pleasure,
madam," responded Jorlap, "whore's
BY a llrst-class Portuguese Cook, i
situation in apriuitc family. Re
ference given. Call at
GONSALVES A: CO., 57 Hotel St.
WANTED a job in a Blacksmith's
shop, by a Portuguese of some
experience. Give him a trial. Call at
GONSALVES & CO , 57 Hotel St.
A RESPONSIBLE, middle-aged gen
tlcman, of good character anil
standing, and of a letiring disposition,
desiics a nicely furnished room, with or
without boaril, in a private family,
where he could feel at home. Prefers
comfort to style and will try to give an
equivalent for what he receives. Ad-dics."L.T."Bo-
351, Honolulu Post
Oflicc. Staling full particulars. E0 3t
WAIMANAL0 SUGAR GO.
AT tho regular annual meeting of
Stockholders of the Waimanalo
Sugar Co., held this day, the following
officers were elected for the ensuing
.T. A. Cummins Pi csi lent
C. 11. Uishop Vice-President
A. .1. Cartwright Treasurer
C. Boltc Secretary
A. Herbert "Auditor
Honolulu, June 22. 18ko.
80 2t C. BOLTE, Secretary.
HAY AT AUCTION.
ON MONDAY, JULY 27th,
At 12 o'clock noon,
We will sell at our salcsioom, 100 Hales
Choice Tressed Hay.
LYONS & MEVEY,
SO 2t Auctioneers.
A-iiotlon Hivlo ol
At the residence of JAMES SIMMONS,
Esq., No. 8S Berctania Street,
ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 29
At 10 o'clock a.m., will ho sold the entire
In part ns follows:
TJPJEtipIII1 PIANO I
Walnut Card Table, Walnut Upholstered
Lounge, 1 Clipper Easy Chair, Whatnot,
Chandelier, Oil Paintings, Large Centre
Solid J5.AV. llctli'oom Set !
8 Pieces; Mattresses, Feather Pillows,
Toilet Sets, Cedar Wardrobe, Single
Bedsteads, BW Extension Dining Table,
BW Dining Chairs,
Marble-Top Sideboard !
1 BW Office Desk, Variety of Plated
Ware, Glass aud Crockerywnro, Uuclo
Sam Mange nnd Kitchen Utensils, Lawn
Mower, Garden Hose, Etc.
70 5t E. 1. A1AMS, Anct'r.
Saturday Evening, July &5h,
78 From 7 to 9 o'clock, 4t
LYONS & LEVEY, Aucl'rs,
TEMPLE of FASHION
Nos. 61, 63 and
We wish to announce the anivnl of our new Summer Stock in our
1SXXIJJUJJS J2SK.Y I3BDP-A.K.T1MC,,IS 1,
which is tho most complete in this city.
SS Feathers Gleaned and GUrtedo'S
Native Straw Sewed in all the Styles of Hats.
GOO piecos of Dress Lawns at very Low Prices.
New designs in Dress Goods, Satins & Buntings.
Ladies' Wrappers and Children's Dresses
in large varieties. A large invoice of Laces and Embroideries.
Ladies', Misses', Children's aud Infants' Hosiery
in the latest styles.
BOYS' WAISTS ! BOYS' WAISTS !
Youths', Boys' and Children's Clothing a specialty.
AST NEW GOODS IN EVERY DEPARTMENT. -a
JESS?" Call and be Convinced, -a
S. C011N & COMPANY.
SUCCESSOBS TO DILLINGHAM & CO. AND SAM'L N0TT.
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
Hardware, Agricultural Implements, House Furnishing
Goods, and General Merchandise.
Just icceivcd Eddy's Rcirlgcrators and Ice Chests, new styles of Chandeliers
and Lihrary Lamps, Stoves and Ranges, Kerosene Oil Stoves.
t2T FAIRBANKS' AND HOWE'S SC ALES. -a
All of which arc offered upon favorable terms.
PACIFIC HARDWARE COMPANY.
Granite, Iron and Tin Ware !
Chandeliers, Lamps and Lanterns,
WATER PIPE and RUBBER HOSE,
House Keeping Goods,
PLUMBING, TIN, COPPER AND
093 SHEET IRON WORK.
JOSEPH E. WISEMAN,
The Only Recognized General Business Agent on the Hawaiian Islands.
ESTABLISHED 1 879.
Offices in Campbell's Fire-proof Buildiner, 27 Merchant St., Honolulu, H. I
J. O. Box 31B : i i i '.Telephone X7S.
i:Er a.htm:ents :
REAL ESTATE AGENT Buys and sells Real Estate in nil narts of tho King
dom. Rents O ill ecu, Houses, Cottages and Room-;.
SOLICITING AGENT PORWILDER'S INTER-ISLAND STEAMERS-Tour
iatsnnd tlio Traveling Public will apply to mo for Tickers nnd Information to
SOLICITING AGENT FOR THE MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO. OF NEW
YORK Tho Largcbt, Giandest and Soundest Institution of Its kind in the
AGENT FOR THE GREAT BURLINGTON RAILWAY ROUTE IN AMERICA
This Route excels all other routes going East, the conery being tho grandest,
tho meals the choicest and the Palace aud Dining Cars the handsomest and mokt
EMPLOYMENT AGENT Finds Employment for all seeking woilt in tho vari
ous branches of Industry on tho Islands.
SOLICITING AGENT FOR THE OITY OF LONDON FIRE INSURANCE CO.
Tho best known Company in the Islands.
CUSTOM HOUSE BROKER Enters Goods at Custom House, pays mid discharges
Freight and Duty Bills under power of Attorney,
MONEY BROKER Loans Money at all times on Jim-class secuiitly.
GENERAL BUSINESS AGENT Legal Papeis of every description drawn. Bills
Distributed and Collected. Books and Accounts kept nnd adjuStcl, Records
Searched. Rents Collected. Tuxes and Insuiance on Property lookid atler.
Copying and Engrossing done. Advertisements, Newspaper Arlkley, Curies-
puuuencc ami uuiiiuicrcjai uiibiness oi urery niiiuiu iiiompuy aim acuiratoly
AGENT FOR THE NEW MUSIC HALL AT IIONOLULU-Companles abroad
will correspond with mo for terms, etc. Orders for Island Shells, Curios, Lavu
Specimens, Nativo Views and Photos carefully llllcd and forwarded to all parts
41. "Wrt.1.1 r
CS1" Information appeitaining to the Islands given aud all correspondence faith,
JONIOl'II is. WISEMAN,
873 General Business Agent, Honolulu Hawaiian Islands.
65 Fort Street,
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