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j, Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
Draw Exchange on the
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And their agents in
Messrs. N. M. Hothschlltl &Son, London.
Tlie Commercial Bank Co., of Bydnoj,
The Commercial Uauk Co., of Sydney,
The Bank of New Zealand: Aucklnnd,
Christchuroh, and 'Wellington.
The Bank of British Columbia, Vic
torin, H. C. and Portland, Or.
Transact vn General Banking Business,
Pledged to neither Beet nor Fatty.
Bat established for the benefit of all.
SATURDAY, AUG. 15, 188.).
THIS EVENING'S DOINGS.
Fryer's Circus, at 7:30.
Yoscmite Skating Rink 7.
Central Park Skating Rink, 1
POWERS OF THE POLICE.
A sentiment in a correspondent's
loiter on the opium question the
other day suggests consideration of
the powers of the police in suppress
ing crime. Referring to the pro
hibition of opium our correspondent
said, "Indeed I am of opinion that
with an efficient police force, invest
ed with full authority mid protected
as they ought to he in the discharge
of their duty, the prohibitory law on
tlie statute book could be made
thoroughly operative." Xonc will
deny that there may be such an evil
as too much privilege and power
delegated to the uniformed ollicers
of the peace. A very great evil it
is in some countries. There arc na
tions of Europe where policemen are
given commissions so broadly drawn
as to enable them to enter the
dwelling of any man, upon a breath
of suspicion bedewing his name.
They may ransack his house,
his bureaus, his desk, to ob
tain evidence implicating him in an
offense ngainst the authorities, or
some plot endangering the public
peace. Such police privileges must
involve, in many cases, very humili
ating situations to the most estim
able of people. Unjust suspicion of
criminality will naturally be produc
tive, in certain temperaments, of
disaffection with the established or
der, which is liable to develop into
the disease the irksome system is
designed to cure. Ruling dignitaries
or bodies that deem it essential to
maintain so rigorous an espionage
and oversight among and over the
community, for the maintenance
cither of their own positions or the
public safety, would most likely,
upon investigation, be found to be
themselves the creators of the pre
sumed nccessitj'. By screwing down
the safety valve too lightly upon
public opinion and free speech, lest
ancient and lime-dishonored abuses
by which they live and thrive be
withered in tlie noonday glare of
liberty, they have produced a dan
gerously high pressure in public
spirit, which upon any sudden ex
citement may produce a destructive
explosion. By using extreme meas
ures to prevent the utterance of free
popular sentiment opposed to pre
scribed state policy, they arc only
carrying out a process of forcing
back into the generator the vapor
that, escaping into the air of free
dom, would be perfectly harmless.
Thus they aggravate, instead of re
ducing, the risk of catastrophe.
An abnormal system of govern
ment by the means of police, how
ever, is not to he considered in tlie
discussion of methods for over-
t coming the evils that most alllict and
threaten this country. Such a con
dition of things is entirely beyond
the apprehension of sensible people
here, and would not be mentioned 111
the present connection wcro it not
that all sorts of imaginary abuses
arc likely to be predicted as the re
sults of any extension of the scope
of police powers, no matter how
real the necessities may be for
making changes in that direction.
It is common to find the advocates
of greater license in questidnnblo
1 practices trying to rally support for
their positions, by attempts to make
( .the. wclLtlping people of the com
munity believo the cause of the
' wrong-doing or the cvil-tlisposed to
be their cau6e; or the dangers that
overhang abominable interests to be
common perils of the community.
To dispose of any objection of the
kind anticipated, against giving our
police enlarged powers in dealing
with certain unlawful practices, it is
only necessary to point out tho
broad distinction that exists between
this country and the older countries
subject to such gross abuses of
government as those mentioned
above. Hero the province of the
police is so well-understood and
recognized that no honest man re
gards that body as a menace to his
rights or liberties. Although con
trolled by the Government they arc
not political agents of our rulers.
Their bcopc is limited by the stat
utes, and not even the highest
dignitary of the land can give
llietu authority to invade private
ground without a warrant procured
through the same channels as
a humble Chinaman would have re
course to in order to secure the
punishment of a depredator of his
vegetable garden. That is an en
tirely different position for a country
to occupy than that of those coun
tries likely to be held up as terrible
examples against any increase of
our policemen's powers, to enable
them more successfully to cope with
generally admitted rvils and notori
ous offenses. The changes that are
demanded in this respect would be
those of degree, not of kind. Con
fining the discussion to the question
of opium prohibition although other
existing prohibitions may be involved
in the argument nothing, is likely
to appear clearer, upon examination,
than that the police labor under dis
abilities in dealing with the contra
band article, which make it rather
the wonder that they accomplish
so much as they do, than that they
come short of securing the absolute
abolition of traffic and indulgence
in the drug. They obtain a reliable
clue to the haunts of the prohibited
commerce, but, before being al
lowed to act, legal formalities des
troy so much time that, in a large
proportion of eases, further proce
dure is bootless. Prohibition is at
least prohibitory enough here to
make transgressors wary as foxes,
and with Celestial acutcness added
it is vainer to attempt to catch ono
of them and make the least preli
minary noise about it, than "to set
a net in the sight of any bird"
one 01 cue vanities tlie "wisest
Taking for granted that the desire
of this community is that the opium
traffic should be abolished, then the
police should have discretion allowed
to act with the greatest possible
promptness, and not be hampered
with the necessity of procuring, in
black and white, authority to co
after an offender whenever and
wherever he has an undoubted clue.
Prohibition, is the established and
the approved policy of the kingdom
toward opium, and the officers of
the law should be armed with effi
cacious powers to ensure its full
success. Those powers should be
indicated, in large part, by the
known means taken to defeat the
law. Knowing the public sentiment
upon the question, and having ac
cess to sources of information to
guide them, the Government and
Legislature need be at no loss to
take such action, at the proper time,
which is the earliest time practic
able, as will meet the necessities of
tlonof tlio ranch lying along the
bflBO of the Walanao mountains and
adjoining tho Lcilehtia ranch. Tho
first hour's riding is over an im
mense plain covered with a heavy
growth of ilima and other small
leafy plants. The ilima is pro
nounced by graziers an excellent
fattening plant for cattle. It grows
here in endless quantity. That it is
good fodder is plainly to be seen,
for we pass through herd after herd
of fine animals, and all in splendid
condition. The cattle scattered
over this largo plain show that they
are on this part of the land not
looking for feed, but getting it, and
leaving a hundred fold more as they
roam about than they arc able to
use. The indigo plant also grows
on this soil, and, when young, is
about as good fodder as any other.
Cattle arc quite fond of it. The
soil is similar to that along the Wni
nlua road. It is a soil that, with
irrigation, would produce anything
cultivated in these islands.
After a few miles of .this plain are
traversed, we are among the foot
hills of the Waianae range. The
face of the country is undulating.
The trail leads here along the side
of a high bank, across a ravine, and
anon along the euge or a moist
grassy bottom, sometimes through
groves of kukui, and again over a
piece of rough land, covered with
"hillocks, stancs, and bushes."
Notwithstanding the winding hither
and thither, and the ever-changing
variety of hill and dale, the caval
cade keeps well together, or other
wise every horseman would soon find
himself an aimless wanderer in the
wilderness. It is all solitude and
silence on these lands, except when
broken by the scampering of bul
locks or the lowing of herds. And
it is a remarkable fact that no low
ing of cattle was heard to-day on
these hills. The silence of the cows
and oxen may have been out of res
pect to their distinguished visitors ;
if not it must have been due to the
solid contentment produced in the
bovine mind by the unlimited sup
plies of food and drink with which
they arc surrounded. "Whether or
not the cattle roam over the ranch
in the silence of perfect satisfaction,
it is noteworthy that nowhere on
these pastures docs the herbage
show any indication of having ever
been cropped. The grass, for the
most part, is ankle deep. Finer past
ure lands need not be desired. And
lands on which ten thousand cattle
can graze without perceptibly les
sening the supply, ought, with cul
tivation, to be capable of supporting
ten thousand men, women and
children. The imagination kindles
at the possibility of these broad
acres being at some future time
alive with the sounds of human
Looking around from the top of
any one of these low hills, the view
is exquisitely beautiful. The spec
tator finds himself occupying a
slightly elevated position on the
floor of a vast theatre, the galleries
of which consist of the rugged towers
of Wnianae and the cloud capped
summits of the Paukahanu moun
tains, with a great doorway open
ing out on the blue waters of the
Pacific Ocean. These towering
mountains, gaping gorges, far
reaching undulating plains, tongues
of land protruding among glassy
creeks and indentations, with the
irrigated rice fields like so many
broad mirrors glistening in the rays
a Portuguese It need hardly bo
said that ovcry milk drinker In tho
party had his wants supplied to his
own satisfaction and the credit of
tho ranchman's cows. The out
ward bound ride at length comes to
an end at tho Papnwela stream and
well. Here, a hole was bored years
ago with hand tools, and, .as the
water did not come at the time, the
pipe was plugged. Six mouths
after, the plug was taken out, the
water (lowed and has (lowed on ever
The order rings along the line,
"Back to the ranch house." The
march back is close along the line of
the Lcilchua Ranch. About half
way down the home stretch, the
ride is mostly over level ground. A
gallop of a mile or so over a rich
carpet of verdure, then :i slow march
down a steep bank and across a
ravine under clusters of kukui nuts,
and up the opposite bank, then off
again on another steeple chase (all
but the steeple), over another ra
vine, and so on for live or six miles.
Occasionally we pass a drove of
cattle, so rolling fat that their sleek
coats glisten 111 tlie sun. The ilima
plain traversed in tho morning is
again entered, though on a different
trail, and at half-past one, v. m., a
rather sore, but much delighted
party of the wise men of Honolulu
arc luxuriating, in tlie bath room,
on the breezy verandahs and at the
sumptuous dinner table of the
Ilonouliuli ranch house.
MEMBERS of Hnrmony Lodge, No.
;i, I. O. O. F., are particularly re
quested to he present at our next rrgu
lar mectinir, on MONDAY EVENING,
August 17th, at 7:1(0 o'clock, as business
be brought before
. PALMER, Sec'y.
TEMPLE of FASHION
Nos. 61. 63 and 65 Fort Street,
We wish to announce the arrival of our new JBitiumcr Stouk in our
which is the most complete In this city.
S315 Feathers Gleaned and CurledSI
Native Straw Sewed in all the Styles of Hats.
.100 pieces 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 nud Infants' Hosiery
in the latest styles.
BOYS' WABSTS ! BOYS' WAISTS !
Youths', Boys' and Children's Clothing a specialty.
jwtNEW GOODS IN EVERY DEPARTMENT. -a
JBSf Call and be Convinced. -iu
S. COHN & COMPANY.
of importance will
the Lodge. JNO.
"VI Y WIFE, Mnhlai (w), having tie.
-LtJL scrtcd licr home, I hereby notify
that I will not bo icsponsible for any
debts of any kind she may contract,
or which she has contracted since her
desertion on the 28th June lnt.
14th August, 1SSD. It
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 received Eddy's Refrigerators and Ice Chests, new styles of Chandeliers
and Library Lamps, Stoves and Ranges, Kerosene Oil Stoves.
ETFAIRBANKS' AND HOWE'S SCAXiJSS. -J
All of which are offered upon favorable terms.
PACIFIC HARDWARE COMPANY.
Will le Continued
Monday, August 17,
AT 10 A. 31.
E. 1. ADAMS, Anct'r.
(Lute Ten Cent Store,) on
Aug. 15th, at 7:30 o'clock sharp,
jui itt, io. u Miiai street.
On the fourth page of this issue is
printed the speech of Consul-Gen-cral
Putnam at thu Grant memorial
service. It was one of the very best
composed addresses of the day in
both matter and style.
To-day's l'ress intimates that a
hint given some time ago in the
Bui.i.rriN is shortly to bear good
fruit. "A prospectus is being pre
pared for an 'Illustrated Hand-Book
of Hawaiian Localities, which will be
more than its modest title indicates.
VIEWING THE RANCHES.
(Editorial Correspondence of
Honoui.ium Hanch, (
Tuesday, August -1th. )
This morning, our party set out,
under the able leadership of Mr. C.
Brown, Agent and Attorney-in-fact
for Mr, James Campbell tlie pro
prietor, and ono of the ranchmen,
Charles Lili, to tide over the por-
of the morning sun, are one of those
panoramas of Nature, in comparison
with which painting and sculpture,
and all the "fine arts" of man sink
Passing on, the party soon reach
the Kunia windmill, drawing from a
well about thirty feet deep a con
tinuous stream of water. The eleva
tion at this point it estimated to be
about 450 feet above sea level. The
Kukui windmill is about as good an
indicator as can be that these lands
may one day be dotted over with
the habitations of an industrious
agricultural population. If one
windmill draws a continuous stream
of water from a depth of not more
than thirty feet at this elevation, it
may reasonably be inferred that a
water supply for purposes of settle
ment can be had at other points as
well as here.
The next halting place is in tlie
umbrageous shade of The Big Trees
at Lihuc. There arc two gigantic
kukui trees standing about ten feet
apart, on the top of a high lull, like
sentinels keeping guard over tho
surrounding country. As every ob
ject of note must have u legend, that
of The Big Trees is that a native
has his six by two resting place
under each tree. Several visitors in
years gone by have carved their
names on the bark, thus leaving to
the kukui trees the sacred trust of
bearing their names, as the years
-roll on, higher and higher in view of
all who pass this way, in proof of
tlie fact that thoy had at least made
their mark in tho world. Near by
is a dilapidated old building, once
the residence of Captain John Meek.
AVith reference to the capabilities
of tho soil it is related that Captain
Meek raised oats and corn here in
A few miles further on, another
lia.lt is called ut a maguiilceut stream,
nm right by is n fine dairy kept by
A large quantity of
Household FurniHliiiig Goods,
Toys, Notions, Glass & Crockerywarc,
will he offered for sale Tit auction.
In small Kits for Family use.
Oo elfish. Tongues,
CODFISH TONGUES & SOUNDS,
NO. 1 MACKEREL.
Also a few
33airels oi" IBeei".
E3y The above are all fresh and will bo
sold low to closo consignment.
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 Becognized General Business Agent on the Hawaiian Islands
ESXVBIL.XSIIKr 1 879.
Offices in Campbell's Fire-proof Buildine, 27 Merchant St., Honolulu, H. I
: t : rI7lf9)lionu 173.
T. O. Uox SIR
CASTLE & COOKE.
WOLFE & CO.
Have on hand and aro receiving by
every steamer fresh
Groceries to Provisions,
Whitfakcr Star Hams, Dnpco's Break,
fast Uncoil, Honed Turkey, Roast Cliick.
en, Hoast oimI Boiled Mutton, Tripe, Ox
Tail, Ham and Oxford Sausages, Melt
wurst, Devd. Ham, OyMcrs, Bnlmon
Bellies, Mackerel, Salt Herrings, Sauer
Kraut, Smoked Herrings, Limburger
Also, a large assortment of Teas, and
tho best roasted Coffee, ground
In our feed line, wo are constantly sup.
plied with tlio very best Hay, Oats,
Bran, Barley. Corn, Wheat, Middlings
and Oil Cake Meal. All the above, us
well aa the numerous articles not men
tioned, will bo sold nt tho very lowest
prices. (09 3w) WOLFE & CO.
REAL ESTATE AGENT Buys and sells Ral Estite in all pam of the King
doin. Rents Offices, Houses, Cottages and Rooms.
SOLICITING AGENT FORWILDER'S INTER-ISLAND Sl'EAMEHS-Tour
ists and tlio Traveling Public will apply to me for Tickets and Information to
SOLICITING AGENT FOR THE MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO. OF NEW
"iOUK The Largest, Grandest 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 tcenery being the grandest,
tho meals the choicest and tho Palace nndDining Cats the handsomest and most
EMPLOYMENT AGENT Finds Employment for all tucking 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 Enters Goods at Custom House, pay and discharges
Freight uiul Duty Bills under power of Attorney.
MONEY BROKER Loans Money nt all times on first-class scotiritly.
GENERAL BUSINESS AGENT Legal Papers of every description drawn. Bills
Distributed mid Collected. Books and Accounts Kept and odjuste.1. Records
Searched. Rents Collected. Tuxes and Insuinneo on Property looked after.
Copying and Engrossing done. Advertisements, Newspaper Article;, Corres.
poiidenco and Commercial Business of every nature promptly and accurately
AGENT FOR THE NEW MUSIC HALL AT HONOLULU Companies abroad
will correspond with mo for terms, etc. Oiders for Island Shells, Curios, Lava
Specimens, Native Yiows and Photos carefully Idled and forwarded to all parts
of the World.
tST Information appertaining to tho Islands given und all correspondence faith,
fully answered. JOBHFH E. WISEMAN,
878 General Business Agent, Honolulu Hawaiian Islands,