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Honolulu, Hawaii m Islands.
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, NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONQ KONO.
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The Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
The Commeioliil Ihnk Co,, of Sydnev,
Tlic Ilnnk of Hew Zealand: Auckland,
Chvistcliuicli, nnd 'Wellington.
Tho Bank of British Columbia, Vic
.loiin, B. 0. und Portlnnd, Oi.
Transact ii Goneinl Bunking RiiMnct.. .
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WEDNESDAY, AVC!.5, 1S85.
Yoscmitc Skating Kink 7.
Central Park Skating Kink, 7.
Oalm Lodge, No. 1 K. of 1'. 7 :.)().
Sir George Grey has a somewhat
heroic scheme under way for the
amelioration of the condition of the
people of New Zealand, lie altii
butes the prevailing depression in
the Colony to the unsalable condi
tion of the land, and considers the
only method of getting over this is
by cutting up large estates into
small favnjs. "He proposes," says
an Auckland paper, "that blocks of
land required for this purpose may
be taken with or without the consent
of the proprietor. The land will
then be valued by government valu
ators, and the price paid in deben
tures bearing interest, and in some
respects usable as currency. The
blocks of land so taken are to be
divided into small farms, and dis
posed of under the perpetual leas
ing system, tho lcnts being only
sulficicnt to repay the debentures
and interest thereon." This scheme
is, in all except its compulsory fea
ture, somewhat akin to the proposal
lately broached to us by a prominent
capitalist of Honolulu, icgarding
thc-Cnum- isands of this Kingdom.
To repeat it here, the suggestion
was that His Majesty should convoy
the Crown Lands to the nation for
purposes of colonization, and be
paid for tlicm in inalienable, interest-bearing
bonds. There is at pic
sent, however, good reason for as
serting that a great deal of piivate
land is available for settlement.
The agitation on behalf of coloniza
tion early gave symptoms of being
capable of gratifying fruition. One
large landholder, who had been in
terested in the XJi'i.uvrix's ailicles
upon the question of land settle
ment, informed the writer that he
was ready, at any time, for fair con
sideration, to bestow somewhat ex
tensive tracts of agricultural land
upon hands that woidd engage to
have it settled. Another heavy
holder of land is, wc arc informed,
ready to act in a similarly patriotic
manner. lie has made an offer that
only requires the organization of an
effective colonization company to
have launched a scheme of settling
a considerable area of valuable lands
near enough to Honolulu to have no
inconsiderable effect upon its trade
and commerce. Further develop
ments may de looked for shortly.
OPIUM LAW OR NO LAW.
Yesterday's Advertise? has an
article on "The Opium Scandal,"
which possesses the unenviable
merit of being diametrically opposed
to every principle of good govern
ment recognized by any people in
ancient or modern time's. In a long
and plausible suries of arguments,
our contemporary takes the very
soft ground that because the opium
laws are dilllcult to administer in
their integrity, and becauso there
arc many and great transgressors,
therefore the laws ought to lie re
pealed. To say nothing of the pal
pable absuulity of such reasoning,
it is certainly a despicable back
down for a join nal claiming to bo
"a great newspaper," to advocate
an unconditional surrender to the
illicit tradlckcrs in "the devil's
drug." "When tho anti-opium party,
which the Advertiser designates, un
der quotation marks, tho parly of
moral ideas, succeeded in making
tho importation of opium illegal,
" they inaugurated, " says our con
temporary, "a shrewd business
policy which has put lnrge sums of
money into the purses of n great
many persons who should, by their
position and surroundings, be above
engaging in this diity business."
The prohibitionists did nothing of
the kind, directly or indirectly. The
inauguration of all the ccoumlrclism
connected with the "contraband
trade " is due to the lawless cupidity
of the very class of people to whom
"a great newspaper" has doffed
its hat in obsequious servility.
Our conlempoiary says that " the
law works (n the degradation of the
miserable tools of an organized
gang of smugglers." Wc aic of
opinion that persons or newspapers
who give themselves away as "the
miserable tools" of smugglers or
political wire pullers are incapable
of deeper "degradation" than they
have already reached ; and law that
works to the punishment of all such
"miserable tools" is the very kind of
law that is needed. It is such law
that every man with a shred of
moral fibre in his constitution will
uphold "to the last of his blood
and his breath." When the Adver
tise!' asserts that the present law
"tends to demoralize the entire
population," it simply pronounces
a gross libel on not less than three
fourths of the people of this city,
lie forgets that there is a fair pro
portion of the inhabitants above the
temptations of " this dirty busi
ness." and whose only interest in it
is to see that prohibition is made
more prohibitory, and the majesty of
law sustained on precisely the same
grounds as our self-trumpeted "great
newspaper" demands its repeal,
" first, upon moral grounds ; second,
upon grounds of public policy."
The remedy for the abuses of illicit
trafllo prescribed by our contem
porary, if it fails to admit him to
the society of the "party of moral
idcars," will surely win for him a
prominent place in the party of won
derful ideas, lie will sweep away
"this dirt' business" of illicit
trallic with the colossal broom of the
giant "monopoly." Thus reads
the prescription. " Li:r Oiuum in:
lMroirrni) rni:r.i.Y, dispose of Tin:
ltioiiT or sai.i: within the Kingdom
to Tin: iugiii:st niim:n, first fixing
a minimum sum at which the mono
poly would be sold." Notwithstand
ing all the deference with which the
oracular utterances of "a great
newspaper" ought to be received,
we unhesitatingly pronounce the
Advcrlher's remedy to be sheer
quackery. " The present law," he
says, " is a temptation to men of
capital to embark in a contraband
trade. 'J I5e it so, then the law pro
posed to be substituted for it is a
temptation to men of capital to en
gage in a diabolical trade. That
the prohibition of any noxious arti
cle is an indirect temptation to un
principled men to engage in contra
band traffic is true of every law on
the statute book ; but to say that it
is a temptation to men of capital
indiscriminately is paying a compli
ment to the heads of commercial
houses in this city that many of
them will, no doubt, appreciate to
its fullest extent. Our contemporary,
alter demonstrating, on paper, to
his own satisfaction, after the fashion
of n patent medicine advertisement,
the cure-all properties of his speci
fic, proceeds to analyze the motives
ot " men who oppose it on 'moral'
grounds," and thinks they " will
find great difficulty in persuading
an unbiased public that they are
not actuated by very different mo
tives." If "an unbiased public"
means the sick men who swallow the
Advertiser's pills, wc admit the diffi
culty of persuading them of tho
wortlilessness of quack lcmedies
whether for moral, political or con
stitutional ailments; but if "an un
biased public" means the people
that comprise all the common sense,
all the intelligence, all the genuine
'moral ideas,' all the patriotism, all
the law-abiding and law-sustaining
elements of the population, and all
whose opinions on public questions
aic the result of independent think
ingif, we repeat, these are tho
people who make up the " unbiased
public," we find no dilllculty what
ever in persuading them that tho
Bui.i.iwix is actuated by no other
motives than sincere desires for tho
establishment and maintenance of
good laws, and for the success of
any and every measure by which tho
best interests of this Kingdom will
bo conserved and perpetuated. Tho
stand taken by this paper on the
opium laws has all along been de
cided and incapable of being misun
derstood. Instead of calling for the
repeal of the prohibition of opium,
and opening the gates for a Hood of
ruin to sweep over and submerge
the native races of these islands in
moral and physical disaster, if not
extermination, we have invariably
advocated prohibitory measures.
Hut wc aic warned by our contem
porary that if wc refuse to gulp the
repeal and monopoly mixture, we
will be open " to veiy grave suspi
cions of a sympathy with the con
traband opium hade" all which is
unmitigated rubbish. The hyplio
thetical "grave suspicion" docs
not disturb our equanimity. Wc
are perfectly serene in the contem
plation of all the grave suspicions
that can possibly overshadow the
opponents of legalizing an infernal
trallic. Instead of frantic, despica
ble appeals to the nation to throw
down the prohibitory barriers, we
say, as wo have always said, Sur
render "never! never 1 1 never! ! !"
As showing the stupendous scale
upon which Great Britain has been
preparing for war, the fact that,
early in July, ten of the eleven mil
lion pounds of the extraordinary
vote had been expended, leaves
everything else to the imagination.
For the month of June, 188."):
The total number of deaths reported
for the month of July was CJ, dis
tributed as follows :
Under 1 vcar... . 7
Fi om 1 to 5 1
From 5 to 10 0
Fiom 10 to 20... 7
Fiom 20 to!)0...10
Fiom 30 to 40... 0
From 40 to CO. . . !)
Fiom HO to GO... !1
From GO to 70... 3
Over 70 10
Oie.it Biltain.... 2
S. Isles 1
Amci leans I
Other nations.. . !l
Consumption ... .
Disease of Ileal I
l)i op-y .
COMl'AllATlVJJ MONTHLY MOKTAI.ril:
July 1881 r.:i
.Tidy 1832 IS7
July 1S83 OS
July 1SP-1 51
July lb85 fi2
Annual death rale per 1000 for month
.T. II. IJuowx,
Agent Board of Health
Mis. Boggs thinks that "Baby's
Got a Tooth" is an epicac poem.
An infallible cure for alcoholism
Take water. Jump off the brook
The English sparrow was impoited
to eat the caterpillars. Now, if the
caterpillars will only cat the spar
rows all will be forgiven.
"Prejudice is a Thief" is a head
line in an exchange. This may be
so, but up to date we have not heard
of any bank cashier beaiing that
BANKRUPT SALE !
(Late Ten Cent Store).
Lyons S. Levey will sell by auction the
Stock in the above premises, on
Friday & Saturday Evenings,
August 7tli nnd 8th, at half.past
7 and 8 o'clock.
The Stock consists of
F.tc, Etc., Etc.
A SECOND-HAND Bicycle in good
nidor. Apply at
GONSALVES & CO., D7 Hotel st.
COTTAGE to let and fuinlliiiu for
sale cheap, Apply at 17!) Fort
Stroet. 80 3t
Halawa Sugar Company.
npiIB minimi meeting of the Iliilawn
X Sugar Company will bo held nt
the olllce of C. Biewer&Oo., on Monday
the 17th Aiigiistj at 10 o'clock a.m. A
full attendance of stockholders is re
quested. J. O. CARTER,
88 2 w Stcrctaiy Unlaw a Bugur Co.
COTTAGE TO LE1
rpHE cottage, at present occupied by
X MrB. Small, opposite the Derclaniii
Street ontiancu of tho Hawaiian Hotel,
will bo let at 40 per month; tho letting
of tho fcanio being conditional upon the
sale of tho funilturo now in it. For
particulars, apply to
84 tf A. J, OARTWKIGHT.
ARKSPECTABLE nnd educated Girl
or young woman to lake care of
children and to make herself generally
useful in managing household nffairs.
To tho right party will bo given a com.
fnrlablo homo and sho will uo consider,
cd a companion In tho family, (lood
wage. Apply to J. E. WISEMAN,
00 lw General Busine.M Agent.
rpo the creditors of the Estate of J.
X L. Rosenberg, a bankrupt, take
That the undersigned, nssdgnecs of Iho
Estate of J. L. Rosenbcig, a bankrupt,
have preparatorj to his final account an 1
dividend, submitted his nccounlsao such
assignees and filed the same before Hon.
Ii. MeCnlly. Justice of the Supieinc
Couit, at hlfl cliaml or-, In whom ho will
apply nt 10 o'clock n.in on Wednesday,
the l"th day of August next, for a fcMc
mcnl of said accounts anil foi n iH.
thnigc ft om all liability as such n.
slguees, and foi an unlet to make a llnul
And thai any pcu-ou intuitskd may
then and theie appear and contest the
same. W. C. PARKR,
Assignees of tho Kstute of J. L. Rosen.
beig. n0 2t
at Tin: mom: or
H. 8-SackfeSd & Co.,
Queen St , nt 10 o'elocl, a. in , on
Tuesday & Wednesday,
August 10th and 11th, when 1 Mill
ofler at public miction, upon
A Liberal Credit to tho Trade
Tilth- large and well assorted Stock of
New & Fresh Goods
Ofoveiy dcsciipticu. It is impossible
within the limits of an udveitUc.
meat to describe a tenth of the
ai tides to be offered, but
amongst them t will
name a few:
FBRIE PRINTS I
While it blown Cottons, Di ills, Denims,
IJlue Cotton'', Merino, l)iuss
Goods, Flannels, all col-
ois; Silks & Satins,
Tailoi'jss &ool !
All kinds; Shirts, eveiy kind; Sill;
Handkerchief s,Shawi?. Blan-
kew, Quilts, Perfumery,
Chain-, Saddle, Giocuiiui, Soips,
l'uinltf, Licpiors, Iirandic, Gin,
ines, Beers, Etc.
Havana, Mexican and Ameiican Cigarp,
JBC si xm H. w i x' e,
You must come to the sale to judge
properly of the nssoitmeut, and it will
pay to do so, for everything otl'eicd will
be sold, so that there will be a chance
The terms of sale will bo very libeial,
running from a to 8 months, for nppiov
ed paper, depending upon the amount
00 Ct 10. P. ADAMS, .Auut'r.
Jas. W. Robertson,
ACCOUNTANT AND COPYIST.
Books nnd Accounts neatly and eoi red
ly kept, abo all kinds ol copying at
tended to. Olllce with Hustucu it Ho.
bcitsou. 89 tf
WANTED a job in a Blacksmith's
iiliop, by a Portuguese of some
expcilence. Glvo him a trial. O ill at
GONSALVES & CO , G7 Hotel SI.
WILDElt'S Steamship Company
wants to buy a laigo iron box
f life. Apply at the Company's office.
87 tf '
A FURNISHED cottage containing
two looms, centrally located. Ap.
ply to AVEKY & PALMER,
Geiitr.il Business Agent, No. CO Foit
FUeeU 88 lw
Honolulu, July 7th, 1885.
The undersigned expecting to leave
tho Kingdom lor a time, oilers for sale
a live years' leaEO of the American
Houso with all furniture and nppcrtaln.
jaents thereunto belonging. Apply for
terms on tlioIprcmlBcs No. 70 Maunakea
Street. (00 tf) Z. Y. SQUIRES.
Nos. 68, S3 and
" Wo wish to announce the ai rival of our new Summer Stock in our
which is the most complete in tliii city.
JK Feathers Cleaned and CuiiechS
Native Straw Scwetl in all the Styles of Hats.
fiOO pieces of Dress Lawns at very Low Prices.
New rtcbigns in Dress' Goods, Satins & Hiinliiifrg. V
Ladies' Wrappers and Children's Dresses
in large varieties. A largo invoice of Laces and Embroideries.
Ladies', Misses', Children's and Infants' Hosiery
in the latest stylos.
BOYS' WAISTS ! BOYS' WAISTS !
Youths', Hoys' and Children's Clothing a specially.
car NEW GOODS IN EVERY DEPARTMENT. -a
EST Call and he Convinced. -X3a
S. COI1N & COMPANY.
Htm KMUUWJMI 1L
Pacific Hardware Company
SUCCESSORS TO DILLINGHAM Si CO. AKD SAM'L N0TT.
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
Hardvaro, Agricultural Implements, House Furnishing
Goods, and General Mercliandiss- t
Just leceived Eddy's Retiigcmlors and Ice Chests, now styles of Chandeliers
nud Library Lamp?, Sums and Ranges, Kerosene Oil Stoves.
g-FAIRBANKS' A-NID IIOAVB'S SOAX.JES.-a
All of which arc ofieicd upon favorable terms.
PACIFIC HARDWARE COMPANY.
Granite, Iron and Tin Ware !
Chandeliers, Lamps and Lanterns,
WATER PIPE and RUBBER HOSE,
B-3ouse Keeping Goods,
PLUMBING, TIM, COPPEE
093 SHEET IRON WORK.
.. ,,..,,.,,.,, ,..n
JOSEPH E. WISEMAN,
Tho Only Recognized General Business Agent on the Hawaiian Islands.
12SrX,V13IL1TSIIEr 1 879.
Offices in Campbell's Fire-proof Buildintr, 27 Merchant St., Honolulu, H. I
x. o. jiox an
REAL ESTATE AGENT Buys and Fells Real Estate in all . am (fthelCinp
dom. Rents Offices. Housed OnitiurM nmlTinnm. " lun
SOLICITING AGENT FORWILDER'S INTER-ISLANI) S l'KAMEKS-Tour
isuand the Traveling Public will apply to mo for Tickets and Infornuulon tn
SOvfflre A9KNT .F 9," TI,IE. MUTJAL LIFE INSURANCE CO. OP NEW
P.n ,l L'l,'Scst "x'ndest and Soundest Institution of its Kind in tl,o
AGENT FOR TUB GREAT RU11LINUTON RAILWAY ROUTE INAMPIIHM
-This Route excels all other route, going E ,t, the teenery being S,e l Cf
comf"Sbfc. "" B C",S l,J0 ''nndomat uml most
EMPLOYMENT AGENT-FInds flmplpynient for all Peking woik in the vari
ous branches ot induhtry on thy Iilnndp. '"
SOLICITING AGENT FOR THE CITY OF LONDON FIRE INSURANCE CO.
The best known Company in the Iblands.
CUSTOM HOUSE BROincR-EntciH Goods at Curiom House, pays and dlsolmrres
Freight and Duty Bills under power of Attorney. ""ninrgcs
MONEY BROKER Loans Money at all times on flwt-nl.jss hocuiitly.
G nf "A1 IiUBII?S,? AaENT-LoBal Papers of v ery dese, ip.Ion drawn. Bills
pistiibued and Collected. Hooks and Ac counts kept and tidjuMcd. Rerorls
bearched. Rents Collected. Taxes and Insiiianco on Properly loolii-d iftor
Copying and Engrossing done. Advertii-eiiieiitB, Newspaper Article, I'orres-l-ondunco
mid Commercial Business of eveiy nature promptly and nccuiatelv
attended ta. ..n.ijr
AGENT FOR THE NEW MUSIC HAI.L AT , HONOLUMJ-Co.npa.ilM ,.b,oad
will con opond with ino for tei ins, etc. Oidcn for Mand Shellh Curlm I in!
Specimens, Native Views and Photos carefully tilled and foi warded toall'tmiu
of the Woild. . '
tSf Information appertaining to tho Islands given and all correspondence fulih.
JOSEPH E. WISEMAN,
873 Goncral Business Agon!, Honolulu Hawaiian Islands,
65 Fort St root,
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