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BISHOr & Co., BANKERS
Honolulu "Hawaiian Islands.
Diiw Exchange on llio
lianU oi'C'itlt Tomtit . IT.
And their agents In
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Messrs. N. M. Rothschild & Son, London,
The Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
The Commercial Hank Co., of Sydney,
The Hank of New Zealand: Auckland,
Christchurch, and Wellington.
The Hank of British Columbia, Vic
lorla, U. C. and Portland, Oi.
Ti.insacl u General Hanking Business".
Fledged to neither Beet nor Party.
But established for the benefit of all.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 1), 1885.
THIS EVENIHC'S DOINCS.
Yosemitc Skating Rink 7.
Onlm Lodge, No. 1 K. of P. 7:30.
Tlic recent session of the British
Imperial Parliament has been
credited with considerable success
in the woik of legislation. That a
session of a legislative body in
which two great parties confront
each other with well-organized and
sometimes fierce opposition, should
be very fruitful of idle words and
barren of practical results, would be
quite consistent with, the natural
tendencies of human depravity.
Obstruction and opposition may
often be used as synonymous terms
in partj- tactics. It seems that the
usefulness of the later portion of
last session of the Commons at
Westminster was owing to the
peculiar attitude of the opposite
parties. The parliament was,
curiously enough, led by a ministry
supported bj1 a minority of the mem
bers. Before accepting office, the
present administration were obliged
to throw themselves, as it were, on
the mercy of their opponents. The
opposition magnanimously aided thc
crown ministers in carrying measures
of public utility. And in this lies
the explanation of the legislative
activity of the last few weeks of the
session. Hence it may reasonably
be inferred that a truce in party
politics is one of the most desirable
reforms that can be effected in the
conduct of public affairs in Eng
land. And what is needful there is
not less wanted here, as well as in
other countries possessing represent
ative governments. As politics
generally run, the .most judicious
statesman is discounted by all, ex
cept the adherents of his own party.
A large proportion of the "assembled
wisdom" of the state goes for
nothing unless it originates on the
right side of the house. Useful
legislation is thus often obstructed
in practice by the very persons who
are its most; strenuous advocates in
theory. Again, unwise measures
fail, to ba thrown out because every
reason advanced against them passes
unheeded on no other ground than
that the objector presumes' to have
a mind of his own. The best meas
ures areioften shorn of half their
usefulness by reckless opposition
offered for opposition's sake. And
the worst concocted schemes are
cheerfully endorsed by party hacks
who, if out'of the leading strings,
would denounce the same acts with
all their might. Whether a man in
public life shapes his course ,by
honest and honorable principles or
from motives of the .most deeply
dyed villainy, he is denounced all
the same by political opponents.
Party spirit invests the empty pated
demagogue with all the attributes of
the most profound statesmanship,
arid divests the real statesman of a
reputation for anything except thor
oughly developed scoundrclisjn.
KEEP IT AWAY.
The idea that cholera, having ap
peared at Nagasaki, Japan, is not
going to reach the Pacific coast, or
these islands from the west, because
the history of its progress in the
past has always found it travelling
westward, may be found of very
little value. Certain it is that the
acceptance of the -theory of n west
ward course will not prevent the
disease from travelling in the con
trary direction. It will probably
locate where the conditions for its
.propagation exist, Dirty streets
and overcrowded tenpments are sure
.to become hotbeds of the disease
should its germs be once introduced.
And there is another fact almost
equally well established, which is
that airy dwellings, pure water,
nourishing diet, personal cleanliness
and temperate habits, all supple
mented by clean, well kept public
thoroughfares offer no inducements
to the epidemic; an dwhere these
principles of sanitation have prac
tical effect, the spread of cholera
is an all but physical impossibility.
Prompt measures should be taken
forthwith to put this city in trim to
keep the plnguu away from us. Any
labor and expense incurred for this
cud will answer the threefold pur
pose of preventing an invasion of
disease, inviting instead a large in
flux of desirable tourists and resi
dents, and securing the more perma
nent" location of many persons whose
departure would be u heavy loss to
the Kingdom, but who are just now
halting between two opinions whether
to leave or to stay.
The constitutionality of the Terri
torial law prescribing the anti-polygamy
test-oath to olllce-holdcrs and
voters has been affirmed by Chief
Justice Hayes, of Idaho. Laws
against polygamy are beginning, not
too soon, to be vigorously asserted
in the courts. The Salt Lake in
stitution must go, and should never
have been allowed to come.
A village preacher in Pennsylva
nia was attacked and knocked down
in his pulpit for referring to Gen
eral Grant in connection with an
enumeration of names of distin
guished pesons of ancient and
modern times. That preacher's ap
preciation . of the fighting qualities
of the hero of his sermon would
have been best expressed by taking
that hearer by the nape of the neck
and executing sentence of ex
communication through the nearest
A somewhat lively diplomatic
breeze has arisen among the Euro-'
peaii powers with reference to the
proprietorship of the Caroline Isl
ands. The claims of Spain are sup
posed to be secretly supported by
France. It will be an interesting
episode in the land grabbing expe
ditions of European powers, some of
Whom arc incapable of managing the
territory they have, to see them
plunged into a big war over half a
dozen dots of soil ten thousand
miles away. "War, however, will not
likely ensue; for "whom the gods
wish to destroy, they first make
mad," and neither of the contest
ants is mad enough to Lay out her
millions for the acquisition of so
small and remote a prize as the
LET US REASON TOGETHER.
Euitoii Bulletin : Here is a
story from the JV. Y. World of
James Berney, a sheep-butcher,
lives at No. 34 I Newark avenue, in
the very center of the Crow's Nest.
About !l o'clock last night he came
home lighting drunk. lie had just
left the slaughter-house, and car
ried his knives in a belt at his waist.
I lis wife, Mary, was rocking the
baby, when, without a word of
warning, he drew the longest of his
kecn-edged knives and made a lunge
at her. She dodged the blow and
rushed down stairs. Berney fol
lowed and came up with her in the
lower hallway and stabbed her
twice. James Silk, who lives on
the first lloor, went to the rescue of
the poor woman and Berney stab
bed him twice in the hand. Mrs.
Berney fled to the house of a
neighbor. Berney was arrested.
He fought desperately all the way to
the sta-tion and required the efforts
of three policemen to Jock him up.
And here is one from the iV. Y.
Times of July 8th :
John Fitzpatrick, of No. 25 Ninth
street, Brooklyn, came home drunk
Tuesday night and demanded money
from his sister. The girl said she
had none, and her brother then
started for the room in which his
invalid mother was confined to her
bed. Miss Fitzpatrick knew that if
her brother should, in his condition,
approach his mother, it would
seriously affect her health, and,
with a camp-stool in her hand, she
placed her back against the door and
commanded the drunken man to
leave tho house. Eitzpatrick drew
a revolver, pointed it at his sister,
and threatened to bhoot. The girl
ran screaming away, and Eitzpatrick
followed her to the kitchen, where
she bank on the lloor and begged for
"I'll put one shot in you any
how," exclaimed the unnatural
brother, and, raising his weapon, he
fired. His aim, however, was bad,
.and tho bullet buried itself in tho
wall, just above tho girl's head.
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She was so frightened that she faint
ed, wliile Fitzpatrick, in turn get
ting scared) left the house. Old
Mrs. Eitzpatrick heard the shot,
nnd contriving to get up and crawl
oul of the house, aroused her
neighbors. The effort will probably
cost her her life, for she immediately
suffered a relapse, and is now in a
dying condition. Young Fitzpatrick
lias disappeared, and tho police are
looking for him.
The next is from tho news columns
ofthciV. Y. Witness-.
Memphis, July 2C Henry Nance,
who was one of tho most desperate
diameters in Mississippi, had been
on a prolonged spree, and while still
under the influence of liquor on last
Thursday night he murdered his wife
in the presence of his three children,
by shooting her down, at their home
in Oakland. When the offlceis, with
a posse of citizens, went to his house
and surrounded it, lie shot himself
in tho head, inflicting wounds which
I am not going to argue from these
texts that the prohibition oT the
liquor tin file is or is not desirable,
or that it is or is aiot practicable.
But I insist that that society has a
right to prohibit a traffic which leads
to such occurrences, that such action
docs not interfere with personal
liberty more than many other laws
now unchallenged. I will go farther
and say that society has a right to
prohibit a man's drinking in his own
house that which will make him
dangerous to others. Grant that it
has no right to protect a man against
his own folly. Has it not a right to
protect others against his folly?
Self-protection and the defense of
the weak are two of the most obvious
duties of organized society. Every
duty implies the right to use the
means necessary to its accomplish
ment. If prohibition is the best'
means of protecting innocent women'
and children or other members of
society in such cases as those des
cribed iabovc, then it is the right and
the duty of society to prohibit. It
is only a question of expediency.
In a recent issue of the iV". I".
Wittiest I find the following item :
"Governor Begolc, of Michigan, in
a late address asserted that lie had
found, from an accurate study of
statistics, that 91 percent, of the
crime and pauperism of the State
came direct from the use of intoxi
And in a recent issue the Iowa
State Jlcgistcr says : "The relation
between whiskey and crime was
never more apparent than since the
Supreme Court affirmed the consti
tutionality of the proceeding by in
junction. The active enforcement
of prohibition since" that decision
was announced has been followed in
inverse ratio by the decrease of
crime. In mairy places where the
saloons have all been closed the
criminal calendar has scarcely had
an entry. In Brooklyn the City
Council have concluded that with
the closing of the saloons there is no
occasion to maintain a police force,
and so they Jiavc abolished the
office of city marshal, giving tho
Mayor police power should it ever
be needed. If the criminal expenses
directly and indirectly traceable to
liquor and that means three-fourths
of all the costs of crime arc not
almost completely wiped out in the
greater part of Iowa, Prohibitionists
can charge the result upon their own
remissness in enforcing the' stringent
and sweeping Prohibitory law they
I am not in a position to prove or
disprove these statements of the per
centage of crime traceable to the
use of, and hence the traffic in, in
toxicants. But if either of them
approaches the truth, has not every
tax-payer a right to protest ogainst
the continuance of a business which
makes necessary so disproportionate
an amount of tax?
Here, then, arc two arguments
which seem to me to effectually dis
pose of the "personal liberty" argu
ment against prohibition ' of the
IIkxky S. Townsknd.
A PIECE OF BAD TASTE.
Editok Bulletin: Many of tho
readers of tho Gazette must have
becen pained, if not shocked at the
exhibition of hcartlcssness or bru
tality in the following item :
"A young girl who has been
employed' for sonic time in the
family of W. S. Luce, Esq., at
tempted to shulllc off her 'mortal
coil' with the aid of laudanum,
about fl a. m., on tho -1th inst. The
attempt was unsuccessful, tho lauda
num being of poor quality and only
a light dose taken. Using kerosene
as an adjunct to (ire lighting is a
surer but more painful means of
providing a rapid transit to that
place where victims of self destruc
tion most do congregate."
How any man, more especially
one who has daughters, better favor
ed perhaps, could indite. and publish
such an item is beyond my compre
hension. Can it be that wo have' no
bowels of compassion for those who
Sir Arthur Sullivan has purchased
two beautiful lots iu tho orango'
grove of William Lacy in East Los
Angeles, and is linviug two tasty
cottages erected on them.
rpiIANlCS are hereby tendered by tho
JL Officers and Members of the Hono
lulu Fire Department as follows:
TO HIS MAJESTY THE KING: For
attending llio performance of last
Filday night, being llio occasion of n
Benellt tendered to llio Sick Fund of tho
Department by Fryer's Circus Company.
TO THE PUBLIC : By whoso genor.
our nld over $300 was put Inlo the Fire
man's Sick Fund, and
TO FHYEH'S CIKCUd COMPANY
for tho Benefit given In nid of the Mink
and distressed fliemcn of Honolulu.
Per order, HENRY SMITH,
120 2t Secretary of the Department.
Finn Maiisiiais Oiticu.
Honolulu. Sent. 8. 1883
T All TIES Intending to bum rubbl
X on their premises, particularly lit
night time, aie respectfully asked to
notify me or leave notices at my ollleo
In the Bell Tower In oider that fa1e
alarms be prevented and the public im.
disturbed from its quiet slumber. Of
lato frequent bright light have ticen
seen by the watch at the Tower, which,
on cnquliy, proved to lie nothing morn
than piles of uibbWi left burning
through the night. Residents please
lake notice. JAS. W. McQUlllE,
120 8t Flic Marshal.
CARD OF THANKS.
MHS. J. RODANET begs to thank
her numerous customers for the
very liberal support accorded to her
dining th? many years she Ins been In
ValnalJle Real Estate
AT WA.llCI.3t I.
Wehnxc received instructions to sell
at public auction,
On SATURDAY, Sept. 1 9th,
at 13 o'clock noon, at our salesroom,
that certain valuable
House and Lot
on the Waikiki Road, jmt beyond the
Sunny South, and lecently occupied by
C. S. McDuflee.
This lot Is 200fl. deep and 100ft. front,
nnd is well fenced.
The house is almost new, has six.
rooms on the maiu lloor, besides .bath,
room, kitchen and store room. The
second lloor is unfinished. There is
also a carpenter shop, stable and carri
age house and a chicken house.
TERMS: One-third cash; balance m 1
and 2 years and 8 years with Interest at
9 per cent, secured by mortgage.
Persons wishing to view tho property
call upon E. P. A DAMS & CO.,
120 01 Auctioneers.
Exeentox'' Sale !
iuhsci: ok stock ok
BOLLES & CO.
Bv order of Hie Eveculbrs of the Es
tntc'of B. F. Bollis, 1 will sell at public
auction, at the warehouse bn Kilauca
Ob Weiliesiay, Sept. 16,
at 10 a.m.; the' balance of Sloek,
IRON STRAPPED BLOCKS'
Manila Rope, Rubber Paints, Copper
Tanks, Paint Brushes Varnish and
W W BiuOies, BbK Eastern Mess
Pork, . '
Hemp Hope and Canvas,
Cascj Curia, Cases Soda, Cases
Cream Tartar, Cases Ginger, Cases
Curry, Cases 21b. Potted Sausage,
( Boxes Starch. Cases Pepper, Epsom
Balls, Jars Soda,
Cases Tongue, etc.
Sale positive to close the busbies.
120 Ct E. P. ADAMS & CO., Aucl'rs.
On FRIDAY, Sept,- lift,
At our Salesrooms at 12 o'clock noon,
we will sell at Public Auction, for
account of whom itmay concern,
50,000 Sugar Bags
In good order.
120 2t XYONS & LEVEY, Aiici'r?.
On Saturday, Sept, 12,
AT 10 A.M ,
At tho residence of Mrs. J. Rodanel,
Gl Uerelnnia .St., ne.M door to
Mrs. Dickson, tho entire
3 Bedroom ScIf, Redstcnds, Mattins.
ses, Pailor Furniture, Pictures, Vcr.
iiiiuii Chairs, Rugs. Looking Glasses,
Hat Rack, pining Table and Chairs,
' Crockery and Glassware,
iitovc & Kitclen Utensils,
Garden Hose and Tools.
120 at LYONS & LEVEY, Auct'rs.
Nos. 61, 63 and
Wc wish to announce the auival of our new Summer Stock iu otir
which is the most complete in this city.
BkS3 Feathers Cleaned and Curled. 31
Native Straw Sewed in all the Styles of Hats.
."i00 pieces of Dress Lawns at very Low Prices.
New designs in Dress Goods, Satins & Huntings.
Ladies' Wrappers and Children's Dresses
in large varieties. A large invoice of Laces and Embroideries.
Ladies', Misses', Children's and Infants' Hosiery
in the latest styles.
BOYS' WAISTS ! BOYS' WAISTS !
Youths', Roys' and Children's Clothing a specialty.
serNEW GOODS IN EVERY DEPARTMENT. "a
BT Call and be Convinced. -in
S. COIIN & COMPANY.
Pacific Hardware Company
SUCCESSORS TO DILLINGHAM & CO. AND SAM'L NOTT.
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
Hardware, Agricultural Implements, House Furnishing
Good.s, and General Merchandise-
Just received Eddy's Rcfilgcratois ami lee Cheats, new styles of Chandeliers
. and Library Lamps, Stoves and Ranges, Kerosene. Oil Stoves.
82T rAIBBANKS' V"N13 IIOAVJD'S- SCvVIEgl. -"a
All of which arc offered upon favorable terms.
PACIFIC HARDWARE COMPANY.
JOHN ITT, 1. 8
Granite, Iron and Tin Ware !
Chandeliers, Lamps and Lanterns,
WATER PIPE and RUBBER HOSE,
, House Keeping Goods,
iPLuMBING, TIH, COPPER AND
SHEET IRON WORK.
JOSEPH E. WISEMAN,
Tho Only Recognized General Business Agent on the Hawaiian Islands
Offices in Campbell's Pire-proof Buildinc, 27 Merchant St., Honolulu, H. I
r. o. nox airs
REAM'STATE AGENT Buys and sells Real Estitc in all pans of tljp King
loin. Reals Olllccrf, lloiue.s, Cottages and Rooiih.
BOMCITINO AGENT FORWILDI'R'S INTER-ISLAND STEAME'IS-Tonr'
isUand the Traveling Public will apply to inc forTlclcets and Information to
JCITING AGENT FOR THE MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO. OF NEW
ORIC The Largest, Grandest and Sounilest Institution of its kind In tho
'orld. ' .
AGENT FOR THE GREAT BURLINGTON RAILWAY ROUTE IN AMERICA
Thi3 Route oxccls all other routes going EaM, the tcniicrv being the gruuiliH,
the meals the choicest ami the Palace and Dining Cars tho'handsomest and most
EMPLOYMENT AGENT Fiud-i Umployment for nil roc Mug work in the vari
ous branches of industry on the Inlands.
SOLICITING AGENT FOR THE CITY OF LONDON FUtE INSURANOE CO.
The best known Company iu the Islands.
CUSTOM HOUSE BROKER Enteis Goods at Custom House, pays and discharges'
Freight and Duty Bills under power of Attorney.
MONEY BROKER Loans Money at all times on first-class securitly.
GENERAL BUSINESS AGENT-Logal Papers of every description drawn. Bills
Distributed uiiil Collected. Books and Accounts kept and tidjiiHlol. Records
bearched. Rents Collected. Tuxes and Insuianco on Properly loc.kid after.
Copying and Engrossing done. Advertisements, Newspaper Arliilcc. Corres
pondence nnd Commercial Business of every nature promptly and accinately
attended to. '
AGENT FOR THE NEW MUSIC HALL AT HONOLULU-Companles abroad
will correspond with mo for terms, etc. Orders for Island Shells. Curios, Lava
Specimens, Native Views and Photos carefully tilled and forwarded to nil ports
of the World. '
tST Information appertaining to the Islands given und all'correspondence falih.
JOSEl-II E. WISEMAN,
87U General Business Agent, Honolulu Hawaiian Islands,
65 Fort Street,
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