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THE DAILY BULLETIN, HONOLULU, H. I., .FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 1886.
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VIEWING THE RANCHES,
(Editorial Correspondence of' the
It was not n gay not a ery impos
ing cavalcade that iodo tip King
street, yesterday afternoon, in thr
direction of the ranches on tin- Witi
ulna road. It may have been it
lough anil inggt'il looking proces
sion, and many 11 nativp man and
woman may have giggled heartily at
the way the editorial and reportorial
btpiatl straddled their steeds. Uitt
what of all that? It would be in
justice to other great iniiitN to saj
that the intelleel, the journnlbtie
mind, and the orauilar wisdom of
the city was. all earned away on the
hacks of the prancing i-teeil foi til
ing that modest cavalcade. Never
theless, be it not fotgotten that all
the intellect, all the journalistic
mind, and all the oracular -wisdom
of the city did not remain in it, after
the aforeaid cavalcade parsed out
of town. So much has been written
of late iibont homestead laws, mixed
industries immigration, and kindred
topics, and chielly in the lit i.i.rm,
that a party was formed, consisting
of representatives of the lit i.i.i.ns,
the Advertiser, the (iu::elte, and the
tSuturdin Pres.i to go out in a body,
explore the coiiutrv , and thereafter
write it up or down as it may requite,
but from the standpoint of pergonal
observation. In case the scribes of
newspapertlom might exaggerate
their observations on the country, or
might perhaps be inspired by good
horses and good victuals to see
everything through uxe-colored
spectacles, the oiiginalors of the
expedition took the wise precaution
of inviting our learned and judicious
friend the Fort Sttect Professor to
come light along, too. Without any
vain trumpeting, it may be safely
asserted that in the party were just
the right men in the right places.
OneoT the party had ridden over
the moorlands and some of the great
agricultural estates of Scotland and
Ireland, had seen the hills and fer
tile glades of New Zealand, and
knew California like a book ; another
had ridden his mustang up and down
the slopes' of the Nevadas and the
Pacific Coast, another had seen the
hedgerows and gieat garden farms
of Old England, doubled Cape
Horn, and seen the vegetation and
the products of many climes, and
yet another out of the colder regions
of the tcinncrate zones and from
the "Valley of Kvangelinc" where
grow the finest apples in the world,
had personal observation for many
years of the excellent results of
small farm homesteads occupied by
tree and independent ruial popula
tions; and with all these varied ex
periences, there are the superadded
observations made by the professor
in Japan and America. The pally
rode on, here pacing cautiously
down a steep incline, made some
what rough by the wash ol recent
freshets, theie breaking into a gal
lop over magnificent roads, and
anon drawing rein to look abroad at
the glorious view of mountain and
valley spread aiountl. Mile upon
mile of taro and rice fields heavily
irrigated by the mountain streams
meet the view seaward: while hind
ward, great tracts of rolling upland
extend far away in the distance to
the liases of the Niiiiiiuii mountains.
Herds of cattle, sheep and goats are
seen far and near on the heights
and slopes ol these far-reaching
undulations. The soil is all of a
reddish color, and is evidently of
volcanic origin. Those of the party
who ought to be the best connois
seurs of soils, express themselves
as astonished at its evident richness.
It is a soil that might be utilized for
any kind of agricultural pioducts.
For whatever purposes the land
might be ultilized, the fact s0ou
begins to grow upon the whole party
that these lands have not been uti
lized beyond the requirements of
limited pastoral enterprises. The
party rides on, but the evidences of
agricultural enterprise and the re
sults of the labor of an agricultural
population do not appear, except in
the taro and rice fluids already men
tioned. To sav that the people are
idle and thriftless is no libel on
anyone, for there are no people.
About half a dozen dwelling houses,
and a small party of Chinese nav
vies working on the road and two or
three ranchmen ambling on their
ponies on a solitary hill top, are the
only signs of human life to be
noted on the wayside during a ride
of some six or -(ven miles. Here
is the country, and a magnificent
country withal, but wheie are the
people? From home? Where are
the homes? Not a roof to be seen
in all those Hue expanses of hill and
valley with a rich deep soil of all
but unlimited possibilities of pro
duction. "Wo have been taught the
now stereotyped lesson in geography
that this earth with all its continents
and islands was created to be the
habitation of man, and no doubt the
Hoard of Education inculcates tu,
samo theory, through the authorized
text books' of the national schools,
into the minds of the youth growing
up here. Passing up the AVaialua
road, observation does everything
but corroborate the utilitarian theory
of the earth's existence in so far as
it applies to this island, if observa
tion is anything, ami fccicntbts say
it is everything, these hills and
glndcs go to prove that nt least the
island of Oahu has been perverted
from its original purpose in the
economy of nature, and that sonic
one had blundered." inasmuch as
laige area of its best lands are
devoted to the sustenance of the
cow. the ox and the goat, the people
to shift for themselves as hest they
can about the docks and street
corners of Honolulu. Where culti
vation appear, it proves an unmis
takably grand success. Wherever
inipiovenients break up the soil, the
soil give manifold returns. Com
ing over the brow of one of the
hills, an immense structure appears
in the distance. It reminds the ob
server of the bridges over some of
the mountain gorges on the line of
the Union and Central L'acillc 1 ail
roads. It turns out to be Kobinson's
irrigating Hume, running along on
trestle work over a wide gorge at
the bottom of which is the Waipahu
stream and spring. The road leads
down towards the water, and passes
under the highest part of the trestle
bridge, the flume at the roadway
being apparently about eighty feet
overhead. Right by the road is a
big pump for raising the water to
the Hume. It is brought by this
conduit to Robinson's banana plan
tation, covering about tlfty acres of
land at I'lalena. There is an opin
ion among the natives that thisAVai
pahu stream has subterranean con
nection with Kahtiku. In support
of this theory the story goes that a
woman at Kahuku accidentally let
a tapa stick fall into the water, and
all efforts to recover it proved futile,
but some time afterwards being at
Kvva, she saw her lost tapa stick and
accused the possessor of having
stolen it, but the alleged pilferer
was acquitted on proving that the
stick had been picked up in the
Waipahu stream. The "fourth
estate " cavalcade passes on, and
after another hour's equestrianism,
that by this time is beginning to be
more painful than romantic to some
members of the party, the Ilonouli
uli ranch is readied, horses are
taken care of, the pressgang, pro
fessor and all, are shown to well
furnished apartments, and every
man is hospitably directed to make
himself perfectly at home. A sump
tuous dinner soon follows, the soup
and fowl are excellent, and the fish,
a line l'apiopioulua, is simply magni
ficent. In next letter, von will have
an attempted account of a two days'
ride over the great Honouliuli ranch,
covering a tract of about Hi. 000
Tin: Ni:vv Dmuinriti: or
i:itVMi:vr Opinion's p
AND iUr.Kl HANI'S.
I'l.Avir.iis Yesterday a representative of the
lii'i.i.cuv took a brief round among
planters' agents and business men,
to ascertain their views upon the
.Minister of the Interior's pronun
ciamento upon contract laborers.
Mr.ssits. Hwian linos, were of
opinion that the new arrangements
trenched upon the province of our
own courts. The planters, having
advanced large sums of money to
the (Soveriiiuent for the expenses of
labor immigration, would scarcely
be disposed to submit the contracts
to the interpretation of foreign
agents. If our local courts were
not competent to deal with labor
disputes, it devolved upon the
(Soveriimeut to make tliein so.
Mil Tn 1:0. II. Davip.s believed
the (loverniueiit were doing the
best they could to give the planters
acceptable labor. It was necessary
to do something to keep desirable
laborers in the country. He was
satisfied the Government's policy,
in the matter in question, was
honestly conceived for the benefit
of the planter as well as the laborer.
Mi:. A. .1. OAirrvvisKiiiT, Sit.,
said the deliverance of the Minister
of the Interior seemed, at first sight,
simply to be the formulation of laws
already in existence, liefore pro
nouncing positively upon it, he
thought it better to await action by
the Planters' Convention, as the
planters were the most competent
judges in the case. It seemed on
the whole, however, to bo a good
move on the part of the Govern
ment. Possibly under the new
arrangements it might be dilllcult
to deal sullleiently promptly with
offenses on the plantations, that is,
unless the Commission is to be on
the ground all the time,
A (.p.NTi.p.MAN, who afterward de
sired that his name should not ap
pear, answered the reporter's query
in the Scotch fashion by asking,
"What is there in it?" There
seemed to him to be nothing new in
the document, but it might have
value in directing people's attention
to (lie fact that we have labor laws.
Mit. P. C, Josp.s, one of the trus
tees of the Planters' Company,
thought the declaration of the Min
ister had an arbitrary look, as the
planters took the laborers under
certain conditions, and now a rider
was placed upon those conditions.
However, the Trustees of the Plan
ters' Company had a meeting yes
terday and decided to await a legal
opinion upon the matter. They ad
journed until Wednesday next for
that purpose, lie would also prefer
not to pronounce positively upon
the new arrangements until then.
Mn. Hi'A'ttY AVATEiuiorsn had
read the document casually, and
thought it very good. There ought
not to bo any clashing between em
ployers and the Government upon
the matter. The scheme would
knock the idea of shivery right out,.
Mn. !'. P. Adavis had remarked
to our representative the previous
da" that he believed the announce
ment of His Kxeelleney was a good
move. Further consideration left
him of the ame mind, lie thought
it would have a very beneficial
effect. The Government, he said,
should have full credit for a good
Mn. Jo.na. Alstin, Piesidcnt of
the Planters' Company, naturally,
in uv of the action of the trustees
yesterday, preferred to reserve his
Mit. J. 11. Athp.iiton", a trustee of
the Planters' Company, believed the
new departure would 'be a benefit,
provided final appeal is not to be. to
Japan. That in reality involved the
independence of this kingdom. If
final arbitrament of plantation
troubles vested in Japan, then the
question would be whether llicy
needed Japanese labor so much that
they must take it with the restric
tions prescribed by the Japanese
Government. The prevention of
petty complaints being reported in
detail to the Japanese Government,
if that object should be attained by
the Commissions, would be a benefit,
lint that result, as well as the other
declared object of avoiding litiga
tion here, would depend entirely
upon the kind of men to he placed
upon the Commissions.
Ax IIox. Nom.i: regarded the
measure as an unjust one to the
planters, as it added onerous terms
to the contracts under which the
laborers were employed, liesides.
it was an infringement upon the
prerogatives of the cotuts of this
kingdom, to admit the arbitrament
of foreign agents between masters
and servants. It would be a very
bad state of affairs to have laborers
imbued with the notion that the)"
controlled the situation. Of course
it was well to interfere against undue
violence toward the laborer, but it
was going too far, he thought, to
prohibit any laying on of hands by
overseers. Often it was necessary
to stimulate a. sense of duty in an
incorrigibly lazy, stubborn or other
wise vicious fellow with a push. It
would be out of all reason to have a
contract voided upon so slight a pre
text as that. The Government
would go far enough when it pro
vided couits of law, in the different
districts, which could bo depended
upon t'o discreetly and faithfully
administer the ample laws now on
the statute books for the protection
of the laborers. The Noble spoke
highly of the judgment exercised by
Mr. Canavarro, Portuguese Com
missioner, in his dealing with com
plaints by laborers of his nationality,
discriminating so accurately between
real and imaginary grievances as to
secure the settlement of disputes
with the least possible amount of
friction. He bolievcd Mr. Nakn
yama, the supplementary Japanese
agent, to be a man of good judg
ment, who would not encourage his
laboring countrymen here in making
Mu. F. A. Sciiai:pi:k said lie had
not had time as yet to fully consider
the declaration in question, or to
exchange views with others upon it.
One difficulty that occurred to him
as possible, in carrying out the new
arrangements, would be the securing
of prompt action by the Inspectors.
Unless a sufficient number of these
were appointed to have one for each
District, which would involve great
additional expense to the country,
there might be delay in having dis
putes settled. The laws already in
existence protected the laborers
against improper usage, and every
change made in them for a number
of years past has been to the ad
vantage of the laborers. AVhilc the
Government were doubtless actuated
bv the best intentions in the matter.
he believed the objects in view
could better be attained by having
l citable Justices appointed in all the
Districts. Salaries should be at
tached to those positions which
would secure the services of thor
oughly efllcient men.
XX ILDEK'S Steamship Company
Vt wants to buy u huge iron box
safe. Apply til the Company's olllee.
Mrs. J. Rodanet
GtJVLSfnir notice to her eustomei.s
rilint ALL accounta iluu her must bo
paid tbh month, or they will ho placed
in tlio bunds of u collector.
Honolulu, August 1st, 1885. 01 tf
TWO-STOllY COTTAGE, WITH
J. ticllhod verandahs and huge
(.'rounds, at Pahumt, lately occupied by
.Mr, W. 11. Wilkinson. Kent low to
a good tenant. JOHN ItOIIELLO,
HAVING obtained tliu services of a
ilrot-chiss Piano Tuner, wo wish
to iufoim tbu public that we are able to
Tune mid ltepair Pianos at short notice.
All oiders lull with us will bo promptly
attended to, and all work warranted.
1033 ly WEST, DOW & CO.
Open Every Evening and -Wednesday
and Saturday Afternoons.
Music by the Band.
Tuesday Fridav and Saturday Even
ings and on AVcdnesday
Will be open every afternoon and even,
ings as follows;
3lonilii.v. Wcilrn'Milny, Tliurssilny mill
To the public in geneial.
Tuesday and I'rlday Kvoiiin;;-.
Wednesday mill Saturday
For ladies and their escorts.
AMUSEMENTS TO COME:
Byicrpiest of ladies and gentlemen
who took pail In the lust Masquerade at
Yosemite Skating llink, preparation
are being made to have another. Sept.
25th, when we will have the Giaml IMay
pole Dance also.
Honolulu Carriage Manufact'y
2L3 aad 200 Fort Street,
Honolulu, - - - Hawaiian Is.
W. II-PACE Piopiictor.
7' 1 tjllt't'll .ssH lM't.
Steamer J. 1. DoavsoU,"
Rob Roy, Mile Morris, and Josephine.
Fine and coaiso 1'uuloa Sail ; line
Kaknako Salt, in quantities to suit.
Also, largo and small Iron AVatcr
Tanks. Paints, Oils Etc., Etc. OH ly
N 9TJ 9 E !
Tie Louvre if Brussels
Offer a Silk Dross, for $5.
ALSO, OTII KK GOODS ATFIF1T
per cent, iciliiclloii. Embroidery,
Cm talus, etc, in all style1. Ladies'
Hats and dps ; Table Linen ; Mixed
Linen and IJIack lirusscls Laces.
t- SUITS OF
COTTAGE TO LET.
rpilE cottage, al piesent occupied by
X Mrs. Small, opposite the lteretania
Stieet entrance of tbu Hawaiian Hotel,
will be let al !?10 per month; the letting
of the haute being conditional upon the
sale of the fuiuituie now in it. For
palilalias, apph to
81 tl A..L CAHTWHIG1IT.
L. E. SPERM,
Jeweler and Engraver,
'I'. Tuiuiult, Wiileliiiuilioi",
NO. Kl, FOKT STHKKT.
Lugi livings and -Monograms executed
in the highest Myle, and jewelry
ill made to oider. flm
LIME ! LIME !
Patronize Home IVIuiiutucliii-e
The Hawaiian Stone Comp'y
Are now piepaied to furnish frcs-h Lime
in ipiautiiies to cull purcliuscis, and
satisfaction waiianted as to both tho
kind and tliu price.
ALLEN & BOBINS0N,
03 ly Agents,
Yoseiiiite Sblue Rink.
((? ami M Hotel Slreet,
NEW GOODS JUST RECEIVED ON ICE:
lied Cabbages, Caulitlower, Celeiy, E lutein Oysters, Pear., Cain Flesh Salmon, do
Codfish, do lloek Cod, do Smells, do I'ltiuib, do Lob-tor?, do Slnimps, do
Grapes, do l'ears, do Peaches, lloll Butter.
ALSO Smokid Salmon, do Halibut, do Herrings, do 13euf, do Samages; Salmon
Hellh's, 0 lb. Tins; Dried Alden Apples, do Prunes, do Peaches, do Piars;
G.ila Diied Figs, Cieam Cbecso, Swiss Cheese, Family Mild Obocse, Strong
Cheese, Mackerel, fi lb. Tins; Mackerel, 25 lb. Kits; Petit Pois, very small
and very sweet; Fieneh Mushrooms, Dutch Salad Oil In pints and'cpiarts,
Lucca Salad Oil, Cula Salad Oil, Apples, 2 lb. Tins Huttcr, Kegs Butter,
Star tram, Lean Bacon aad a full line of Staple and Fancy Groceries.
Goods delivered fiec or charge to all parts of Honolulu, and satisfaction
Telephone No. 240, Both Companies. P. O. Box 2!I7. (702
In lii'Nt-cliiHK milliner and prices to Huit 11 io 1 imcM.
70 King SI., adjoining Geo. W. Lincoln, Contrncloi & Builder. 0m
OHSE and Phaeton, cheap. Impute
W. 1). McWAYNi:
A NICE furnished cottage of two
looms, inquire No. 2!) Beietania
street. 00 t
"VTEW system for diess.making taught
-Li in a :
cd. Terms leasonable.
P., Honolulu Post.Ollicc.
Addicss E. C.
Milliner & Dressmaker.
A LADY, thoroughly competent and
experienced, desires a position in
More as leading milliner or dress-maker.
Address E. O. P., Honolulu Post.Ollicc.
A GOOD native salesman, one tic
qualntcd with the diy goods) Lmi.
ncss, must bo .steady. Apply at
'.in 1 w N. S. SACHS, 101 Foi t street.
rrMlE four-year. old Hiunbletoninn
JL stallion APTOS CHIEF, also the
line driving horse Tobcy. Apply to
at Biy Hoiso Saloon. !)l lm
A GOOD Magic Lanlcin or O.xyhydro
gen Light, with slhlo-, suitable
foi eiitorlainnicnu in a good sized hall.
Will buy or bite. Addioss "I. It, M.",
BY a young Poitngiiese and wife he
to do a man's woik about tho pre.
misesjsbe to perform household duties.
Both speak Kuglish. Apply at
GONSAEVES vt CO., 67 Hotel si.
Would announce as a gentle reminder,
that ho has just received an
Richardson & Robbins'
Colclnated goods, consisting of
J3oiic1chk Cooked Hum !
Boned Chicken, Boned Turkey,
Curried Fowl, Currkd Oysters,
Plum Pudding, Polled Meats,
Dvhl. Ham. Also,
Choice Smyrna Figs !
Dates, Comb Honey, French Peas,
Oliver, Duict's Ollvi) Oil, Jams,
.lelliis, Table Fruits, Sweet and Sour
Pickles, Hams, Bacon, Codfish,
Comet it Japan Tea, Lunch Tongues,
Ox Tongues, Salmon Bellies Mackei el
Bids Boston Dairy Salt, 101b lings,
Cheese, and a general assoitment of tho
necessaiies of life too uuinoiousto men.
lion, which will be sold at fair prices.
Telephone 1 10. (00 2vv) King St.
rpiJE undersigned having purchased
X from the assignees of the bank,
nipt estate of Cluing Hung all book
aceounts due said estate, hereby author
izes Chang Hung to collect the same for
the undersigned) (03 1m) SING LOY.
Halawa Sugar Company.
THE annual meeting of the Halawa
Sugar Company will be held at
the ofllce of C. Brewer & Co., on Monday
the 17th August, at 10 o'clock a.m. A
full attendance of stockholders is re.
J. O. CAHTElt,
83 2v Secretary Halawa Sugar Co.
CUGAIt & Tobacco Empoiium, Camp.
bell's Block. Meichant street, Ho.
; uolulii, II. I. Tito Central lias been
opened for the accommodation of the
lovers of the choicer article of the weed.
I intend to keep at the Central a fine
variety of Cigars and Tobacco and have
made special arangements with impor
ters from abroad. Trusting a liberal
1 .sbaie of patronage.
I I remain, respectfully,
1 04 lw J. E. WISEMAN.
Jas. W. Robertson,
ACCOUNTANT AND COPYIST.
Books and Accounts neatly and correct,
ly kept, ulso all kinds ot copying at.
tended to. Olllee with Hustaeo it Ro.
beilson. 89 If
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