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THE DAILY BULLETIN-SUMMARY : HONOLULU, H. L, MOND AY, .AUGUST '31, 1885.
BISHOP & Co., BANKERS
Honolulu, Hawnllnn Islands.
Dr.lw Exchange on the
Bnuk ol Culilbrniti, S. IT.
And their agents In
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Messrs. X. M. Rothschild &Son, London.
The Commercial Until; Co., of Sydney,
The Commercial Bank Co., of Svdnev,
The I3nnk of Now Zealand: Auckland,
Cliflstchurch, nnd Wellington.
The Hank of British Columbia, Vic
toiin, U. C. and Portland, Or
Trausacl a General Banking Jliibiuuss.
Pledged to neither Sect nor Party.
But established for tho benefit of nil,
MONDAY, AUC4. 31, 188ft.
THIS EVENING'S DOINCS.
Yoscmito Skating Rink 7.
Fryer's Circus, at 7:30.
Harmony Lodge, I.O.O.F., 7:30.
A NEW DEPARTURE.
To-day a now departure is made
in the steady upward progress of
tho Daily Bn.i.r.m. "Wo Umio a
summary of the local news and
editorials of the past fortnight, as
part of our daily edition, for trans
mission abroad by the regular mail
steamer. This summary will be
continued on the eves of succeeding
mails to the Coast. No more com
plete and concise record of life and
happenings on these islands than
the projected fortnightly summaries
can be devised, and they will be
made a free gift to all our sub
scribers, besides furnishing till in
the habit of sending papers away to
their friends the neatest and cheap
est budget of Hawaiian news obtain
able. Future issues of the summary
will contain important features,
found impracticable for various
reasons in the initial one.
POSITION AND PROSPECTS OF TNE
In tho present position of affairs
and the prospects for the future,
there arc, as in all countries, some
elements of discouragement, and
persons looking only on that side,
are apt to take a rather gloomy view
of the situation. It is, of course,
useless to take stock in the views of
people who are afflicted with chro
nic dissatisfaction, in whatever cir
cumstances they arc placed. "With
out paying any attention to the
views of croakers, nevertheless a
legitimate subject of discussion is
the disadvantages as well as the ad
vantages of our surroundings. No
one can be wrong in calmly con
sidering the causes, if any, that
operate to the detriment of the
.nation's prosperity. The results of
such inquiries may not be very in
spiriting, but they may lead to the
prompt administration of the ounce
of prevention at the proper time.
Among the depressing influences of
the present are the departures of
white people from the Kingdom,
the increase of the Chinese popu
lation, and the dull state of busiucss,
owing chiefly to the low prices of the
sugar market. These ills arc con
siderably aggravated by a depleted
Treasury, and the unsettled state
of the currency. Dullness in busi
ness has probably a great deal to do
with the departures of many valu
able and worthy residents. No
doubt, however, many of the de
partures of the season are of per
sons going off on temporary ab
sences. The process of Mongolian
izing the nation has been referred to
at length on several occasions in this
paper. It still goes on, though to a
less alarming extent than formerly.
In this connection, it is re-assuring
to notice that the Government is
vigorously enforcing the act limit
ing the ingress of Chinese to 25 by
any one ship, and taking active pre
cautions against tho trallic in return
passports at Hongkong. The cur
rency dilllcultics arc creative of a
great deal of by no means giound
less discontent. The law makes sil
ver certificates redeemable in gold ;
but its provisions have not been en
forced. Until this law is enforced,
the currency muddle will continue
to clog the wheels of commerce,
and bo fertile in tiisstisfaction among
the people. A large section of the
business community asked the Gov
ernment to sacrifice part of tho Ha
waiian silver coinago for the pin-
poso of settling the currency ques
tion. The request, however, was
rcfus.ee!. The course taken by the
Government is said to have been
due to a want of means wherewith
to procure gold for redeeming tho
silver . certificates. The want of
means, again, is alleged lo be the
result of dull (imes, hut the true
cause is more likely to lie in too
liberal expenditures in other direc
tions. To counterbalance the impres
sions which arc liable to bo pro
duced by the nbovc facts, thcro are
many elements of encouragement in
the outlook at present. Cheap
labor for the plantations is' all but
assured by the immigration of an
improved class of workcis from
Japan. The condition of the Japan
ese laborers is likely to be well
looked after by the governments of
both kingdoms. The Japanese Gov
ernment is taking a most exemplary
interest in the welfare of its subjects
on these islands; while the Hawaiian
Government seem determined to
have reasonable complaints fully in
vestigated, and the terms of the
labor contracts fullilled. The copi
ous and frequent rainfalls of this
season have assured planters of an
immense crop of sugar. In addi
tion to the cheering prospects of a
heavy crop there is the further pros
pect of an early advance in prices.
Low prices last year, have caused the
cultivators of beet sugar in Europe
to contract their operations in that
direction. The returns from beet
root sugar will consequently be
much shortened. And just here a
strong plea for diversified industry
suggests itself. The cultivators of
the beet, finding profits likely to
be nil, turned their attention and
their lands to the. cultivation of
other articles, and the aggregate of
trade to and from beet raiding coun
tries was probably not prcceptibly
affected by the failure of that one
source of income. In the case of these
islands, one year's failure of the
cane plantations would mean dire
ruin in every direction. But under
a comprehensive system of agricul
ture, hoitieulturc and viticulture
comprising all the productions within
the capabilities of the Hawaiian soil
and climate, the loss of one crop
could not be a total wreck of all the
resources of the people. No small
interest has of late been aroused in
the direction of diversifying the pro
ducts of these islands, and prepar
ing the way for colonization and
land settlement. The report of a
trip round the western and northern
part of the island, under the head
of "Viewing the Ilanchcs" in this
number of the Bullitin, is, in
brief, a report of vast areas of fer
tile lands capable of supporting a
dense population, but which arc at
present almost uninhabited. It is
to be hoped that a well arranged
scheme of colonization will be de
vised and put in successful opera
tion. "What faults there are in the pub
lic administration of affairs in the
Kingdom arc probably not any
greater than have existed, at many
periods, in other countries ; nnd al
though the political organization is
somewhat of a cast-iron sort, it is
not beyond the reach of reform, nor
are existing irregularities incapable
of being corrected. Abuses may be
swept away by the strong tide of an
enlightened and concentrated public
With the prospect of good prices
for sugar ; the oiitcuinc of coloniza
tion and land settlement projects
the possible working in of diversified
industries ; increased revenues from
the expected revival of trade; and
the turning of the tide of Chinese
immigration: the present situation
and prospects, though far below the
desired standard of perfection, are,
by no means, the worst imaginable.
The good news is brought by the
S. S. City of Sydney that the New
Zealand Government has determined
to maintain the mail route by way
of San Francisco. Tenders are to
be invited on September 7th for a
service by two steamers to make the
voyage from Auckland to San Fran
cisco in eighteen days, and the time
to London thirty-two days.
A scientist says that a very strong
solution of salt applied boiling hot
will preserve wood. This is impor
tant to those whose woodpile has to
be protected by n spring gun. Life.
( Conclusion of Summary.)
Is it dull sloth that sits upon this
city and impedes its industrial pro
gress? So many of the most prac
tised observers, acquainted with the
history of the community, think.
AVc believe, however, that there is
another chief cause for lack of
popular interest in small industries.
Most of the wage-earners living
here, who are urged to engage in
gardening and fruit-growing on their
home plots, whether their own or
rented, probably do not know how
to begin the simplest operations of
horticulture. As pointed out in
these columns a few days ago, there
arc no standard woiks of instruction
in tropical agriculture to guide the
amateur in tillage of this soil agree
ably to the conditions of this climate.
Doubtless many young householders,
and old ones, too, would endeavor,
by their own labor, to add to their
means of living, and provide them
selves with a more wholesome and
toothsome dietary than the local
market affords, if they only knew
how to go to work. Is there no
means by which the required know
ledge can be made available, and
thereby a degree of force now want
ing given to recommendations of
domestic industry to the population?
Undoubtedly, if the right way is
taken, a very great deal can be ac
complished in that direction. There
is scattered over the town a very ex
tensive variety of experimental
knowledge of various kinds of soil
productions. Here there may be
found :i specialist approved by
success in raising one or more pro
ducts, and another person elsewhere
is possessed of practical skill in
raising other species of food plant.
Why cannot all these various sources
of information be brought together
to fill a common reservoir of agri
cultural knowledge for the benefit of
the whole community V This should
bo the work of such an organization
as the IJoyal Hawaiian Agricultural
Society. If it will not take up the
duty, then the proposed society
mentioned in our local news the
other day will have to do it. It has
occurred to us that it is high time
there was an agricultural year book
got up for this country. All avail
able results of experimentation and
records of practical successes col
lected in such a work would con
stitute a good share of a science of
tropical agriculture. The writer has
privately suggested to one of those
moving in organized efforts to pro
mote diversified industry here, that
such a work as that just suggested
might be combined with one of tho
annuals established by different
publishers. We now publicly com
mend this idea to the attention of all
who arc taking a live interest in the
main question as well as to that of
publishers. In the meantime there
should be more advantage taken of
the open columns of a more than will
ing local press by all who can add to
the required stock of popular in
formation upon industries suitable
to this country.
THE PLANTERS MONTHLY.
This periodical for August is rich
in practical discussions of topics
pertaining to the sugar industry.
There arc communications from Dr.
G. Martin, Mr. 11. Seig, Dr. J. Mott
Smith and "An Engineer," and a
number of instructive selections.
Tho new ramie project receives de
tailed mention, of which we make
use in another column. Editorially
tho recent Board of Immigration
circular regarding contract labor is
discussed. Fending further inform
ation upon certain points raised in
the article, the Monthly reserves
full expression of opinion. It asks,
"What will be the effect if em
ployers who have employed immi
grants under contract with the Gov
ernment, insist upon having the con
tracts carried out and claim the
right to enforce their rights in court
according to law, and refuse to
recognize the cxpartc regulations of
the Board?" In nn articlo on the
"State and Prospects of the Sugar
Market," the following important
information is given :
"A matter of great local interest
is the return from San Francisco on
the 8th instant of Messrs. Glade,
Jones and Atherton, without having
effected any agreement with Mr.
Sprcckols concerning the disposition
of the next sugar crop. On behalf
of the planters and agents interest-
cd, the crop was offered to Mr.
Sprockets upon the same basis upon
which tho last crop was sold, viz. :
Upon the Manila basis, 91 per cent,
test, with the addition or deduction
of cent for each degree over or
above 91 per cent. Mr. Sprcckols
declined to accept, giving as his
principal reason that the crop of the
islands was too large, and that lie
had sugar enough without it. The
outcome of the difference in opinion
between Mr. Sprcckols and the
planters is of great importance to
planters, and will be awaited with
In the same article it is slated
that on most, if not all, of the plan
tations on Hawaii and Kauai the
raiu has more than compensated for
the injury done by the recent great
storm, and crops arc looking finely.
OPIUM ON MAUI.
News was received on Aug. 2S)th
by the steamer Lehua of two im
portant opium seizures on Maui.
Special Revenue Officer Mr. W. J.
Sheldon, whom the Collector-General
appointed a short time ago for Ka
hiibii, succeeded in capturing at
Maalaea Bay, last Tuesday, one Ah
Ping, a passenger by the steamer
W. G. Hall, with ten "tins of opium.
On Wednesday he discovered at
Kahului eighteen tins of opium in a
case marked A'1 Sing, lnnded from
the steamer Lehua. The man bear
ing that name was arrested, and he
and Ah Ping were each fined S2f0
and sentenced to two months' im
prisonment, before the AWilukti Dis
THE CIRCUS ON MAUI.
Fryer's Circus gave three per
formances at Wailuku, Maui. On
the last day the train ran from
Spreckelsville. The weather was
line, but times bad and money
scarce. Two fair houses were had,
and the total receipts amounted to
$800. The trip was not a very
great success. Mr. Wiseman was
very seasick. He thought the de
mons possessed his internal regions.
He was recompensed for his suffer
ings, however, on his arrival at Wai
luku. There he met hosts of friends,
who decorated him with flowers and
made great of him. They asked
him all about Honolulu and the
welfare of many people here. Mr.
Wiseman found business very quiet
at Wailuku, but was pleased to find
the Daily Bui.i.rnx in every store.
Mr. Shillito, the musical genius, was
lost. He did not know what to do
with himself. Mr. iseman reports
the plantations looking fine, par
ticularly Wailuku and Spreckelsville
plantations. The planters arc re
joicing over the prospects of this
crop being the largest over taken
off the Island of Maui.
FROM LINGUISTIC TO PUGILISTIC.
Tu the good ancient days of
knight-errantry two old duffers en
gaged in mortal combat over a dis
pute as to whether a certain shield
was silver or gold. They looked at
the object from different sides, and,
as it was got up on the principles of
bimctalism, both were right and
both were wrong. This incident
had its counterpart in an occurrence
that happened on Tuesday near the
stone bridge out on the Palama
road. A party of Chinamen, five
or six in number, traveling from
town, engaged in a dispute over the
proper signification of a certain
English phrase. The wrangle be
came very warm, it seemingly not
occurring to the disputants that,
while a single word in their own
mother tongue is often capable of a
thousand meanings, there was a
possibility of a strange tongue being
so ambiguous as to admit of two
different shades of meaning in a
phrase. At all events, the discus
sion waxed hotter and hotter, until
the leader upon one side of the
question entirely lost his self-control.
He suddenly drew off and hit
the leader of the opposite side a
stinging blow in the face. Then
there was war in Palama for the
space of two minutes. Blows were
exchanged with great celerity, and
Chinaman pulled Chinaman about
the king's highway by the queue.
It was indeed a tiicuerious battle
Mongolians fighting fiercely for tho
integrity of the leading Caucasian
vernacular. Not only, too, was it a
war about words, but largely a war
of words. Each combatant vied
with the other in proving his superi
ority in English erudition by hurl
ing curses and bad names at him in
the language of Shakespeare. At
length one of tho belligerents,
weakening in tho struggle, began to
shout "Haul in," and then their
comrades, evidently considering
there was enough of Johnson, Web
ster, Worcester and Marquis of
Qucensbiiry for ono day, interfered
and separated the valiant linguists.
"Anglieuing tho Chinese" is ap
parently keeping well up with the
process of "Asintieizing the Ha
waiian Kingdom," if the episode
abovo narrated is a criterion.
Any man who can umpire a base
ball game and please both sides, has
in him the main qualifications for a
will taKe place nt the
to Mr. J. E. WISEMAN, for In urvicus
to the Company. Several nc.v attrac
tions are announced, and t tic-
(Clown), will perform the novel SAUCK.
PAN DRILL, which was such a treat to
the Chicago ami Sin Francboo audi,
o Early null ! Ncuis.
ItOOMS TO JLET, "
A FRONT Koom in the fourth lious-c
from ihu tlrl bridge, Nuuanii St.,
nianUa side. Apply on the premises, ill
MH D. L A PII ART hereby Intimates
that he has this day withdrawn
from the llrm of Solfong & Aphart, and
that ho will carry on the hvMncss of nn
Employment Agency, Anglo-Ohlneso
Interpreting, Collecting Accounts and
other Agency Business nt Sun Kim
Lung Co.'s, -lit Hotel street. 112 tf
Potatoes ! Potatoes !
Just received, ex City of Sydney,
NEW ZEALAND POTATOES !
in line oidur. ' For sale by
112 lw 11. MAY & CO.
Attention Co. No.2
A DUILL of the above Company will
ho held THIS (Monday) EVEN
ING nt half-past 7 o'clock. A full at
tendance of nieinbeis is requested. Per
order. F. HUSTACK, Foreman.
Labor Saving Soft Soap.
WHAT ALL Families, Hotels and
Laundries need. For sale at W.
E. Hen Ick's Turning Shop, Bethel St,
by (77 2m) WM. II. I1LDDY.
ALBERT O. SMITH,
Attorney at Law and Airent to
take Acknowledgments. No. 0 Kaahu
manu street. 102 Cm
BROWN &5 PHILLIPS,
Practical Plumbers, Gas Fitters
and Copper-smiths, No. 71 King street.
Honolulu. Eg? iiousu ami hhip .lob
Work promptly executed. 102
ONE Phaeton, 1 Business Wagon, 1
Break, a bet of blacksmith's and
wood worker's tools. Iron and earringc
material. Applv to
105 lm G. KEWCASTLE, i!2 King St.
THE four. year, old Ilamblctonian
stallion APTOS CHIEF, also the
line driving hor.-c Tobcy. Apply to
at Biy Horse Saloon. 94 lm
npUE undersigned having purchased
JL from the assignees of the bank,
nipt estate of Chang Hung all book
accounts due snid estate, hereby auth r
izes Chang Hung to collect the same for
the undersigned. (0!) lm) SING LOY.
Mutual Telephone Go.
THE annual meeting of the Mutual
Telephonic Co. will be held nt tho
Company's Building, on "Wednesday,
September 2d, at 10 o'clock a. m. A
gcucial attendance of the stockholders
Is requested. A. .TAEOEK.
1)8 Id Secretary Mutual Telephone Co.
MRS. ItOJMNET wishes to Inform
her customers that all accounts
duo her must ho paid on or before tho
20th instant. And all thoso remaining
unpaid after (hat date will bo placed in
tho hands of a collector, with interest
adilcd at the late of 12J--J puioent. per
month, with power to recover the
amounts by law. 100 1 w
Election of OlIiuei'H, Hala
avji Sugar Company.
AT the annual meeting of tho Stock,
holdcisof tho Halawu Sugar Co.,
held August 17lh, 1885, iho following
officers were chosen for the current year:
Mr. John II. Paly President
" P. O. .lones Treasurer
" J. O, O.uter Secretarv
i' G..1. Boss A mil I or
Messrs. Thos. It. Foster and James A.
Hopper, Diicciors. .1. O. CARTER,
Sccretaiy Halawn Sugar Co.
Honolulu, August 17,1885. 100 lm
O Luso Hawaiiano.
ALL persons who want to comiiiuui
eatu with tho Poitugueso, cither
lor business, or for piocurlng workmen,
servants or any other helps, will find It
the most piolltablo wuy to adcrtlsoin
the Luso iimiiiano, the new organ of
the Poitii'-Mioiu colonv, which is pub.
lished on Merchant stuet, Gazette Build,
lug, (Posi.Ollico Letter box E.), and
only charges icasoiinble rale for advertisements.
Y n young native salesman, Anply
.1. A. A., 1I11S OIIICO 11U ilt
COTTAGE TO LET.
ATO. )U Emma street, near Sheldon
Ji premises, containing four rooms,
kitchen .ind pintry, with out. building
containing to room AnpIV to
J. M. MONSARRAT, 27 Mil-chant Si.
VNIOE furnished two.iooined cot
lace, at 2!) Bcrdiuiin treet. An
ply on tlie picmiscs.
.Tho premises nt No, 42 Mcr.
ichant street, near the comer of
itoit street, centiaiiy locucu
In the business part ol iheoily. bulla,
blc for a LAW Ol'FK K. or any other
kind of business. Kent low. Enquire
of ' 1)U. STANOBSU'Alil).
ANNING'S l&LAND GUANO In
quantities to suit. Applv to the
PACIFIC NAVIGATION CO."
rp J. Spence,
JL Special Agent for the Michigan
Portrait Company, producers of the fln.
est grades of India Ink, Waler Color,
Ciayon and Pastel Portialts. Head
quarleis at King Bros., Hotel street,
Honolulu. 107 lm
'piIE MAIL by the
Will close at the Pol Office,
A1 10 a. in. Tuesday,
September 1, 1885.
MoNKY-OitDEit Lisr closes at 12 noon,
Monday, August ill.
Ki:oisti:ui:i) Lkttkii Hh closes at
0:30 a. sr., on the dav of departme.
Lati: Lettkiis leeched till 11:15.
Five Cents extra fee due on each late
Jf. B. In order to e.pcdito business
on Mail days, the public are respectful
ly requested to affix iheir own stamps
on letters and papers, nnd send all corres
pondence to the Post-Olllcc, and not to
H.M. WHITNEY, P.M.G.
Post Office, Honolulu, Aug. 29th, 1885.
Aluminum fliiiii; Limes !
In Quantities to Suit
S. J. LEVEY & CO.,
110 FORT STREET. lw
SUPKEME COUItT of the Ha
waiian Islands. In the mnttcr of
the Bankrupicy of GOO HOY. Before
Goo Hoy doing basiiKss In Kohala,
Island of Hawaii, having this day been
adjudicated bankrupt, on the petition of
II. Hackfcld & Co., It is hereby ordered
that all crcditois of said bankrupt come
in and prove their claims before me, at
my Chambers, in Honolulu, on
Wcilncsdny, Sept. 2, 1885,
At 10 o'clock u. in.
And it is further ordeied that upon
said day the creditors do proceed to hold
the ELECTION of an assignee or as
signeeh of said bankrupt estate, and that
notice hereof be published in the Haw
aiian Gazette once previous to said day,
and in the Daily Bulletin until said
Dated Honolulu, August 17, 185.
Attest: Justice Supreme Court.
IIknuy F. Poor, 2nd Dcputv Clerk.
In Good Order for Sale at
$10 a Box or soo Cigars
To cloo Consignments at
TO THE creditors of the estate of
Gee Lung Wnl Co., Bankrupts, in
tho Supremo Court, take notlco.
. That the undersigned, nssignees In
Bankruptcy of tho estato of Gee Lung
Wai Co., of Heela, Oahu, have filed
their accounts and petition for allow,
unco of same, and for authority to pay
a llrwt and Until dividend therein, and
for an order leleaslng them from fur
ther liabilll y as such assignees, and will
piescnt said petition and accounts be
fore Hon. Justice Preston, at Chamhors,
at 10 o'clock n m. ou "Wednesday, Sept.
2nd, when nnd where all persons con
testing the same may be heard.
0. A HUNG.
Honolulu, August 21), 18:5. Ill 3t
.50,000 Extra Strong
For Sale by
H. Hackfeld & Co.
. 108 lw