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BISHOP & Co., BANKEKS
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
Draw Evchango on the M
JBanlc of Oulii'oriiiu, S.' F.
Anil their ngents in
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Messrs. N. MRothschlldfcSon, London.
Tlio.Commciclul Bank Co., o Sydnoy,
Tlie Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
The Bank of New Zealand: Auckland,
Chrlstchurch, aud AVclllugton.
The Bank of British Columbia, Vic
toria, II. C. and Portland, Or.J
Transact a General Banklug Business.
"Ploflgecl to nolther Boot nor Patty.
But established for the benefit of nil.
SATURDAY, SKIT. 12, 1885.
THIS EVENING'S DOINCS.
Yosemite Skating Rink 7.
A SHADY TRANSACTION.
Great dissatisfaction exists in the
business community over tbc award
ing of the contract for supplies to
the Oahu Jail, for the year begin
ning Sept. 7th, instant. There is a
strong impression that the transac
tion was unfair to competitors and
unfavorable to the interests of the
public. It is, indeed, difllcult to
sec how both these features could
be wholly kept out of the award,-in
the method the Minister of the In
terior adopted. Business minds arc
puzzled to know how the contract
could be given in block for the ex
tensive variety of articles required,
and the tax-paying public receive
the most advantageous terms for all,
or. even a fair average, of tbc sup
plies. For instance, the catering of
poi and blankets, of bread and shoes,
of rice and galvanized buckets, of
meat and horse-shoeing, is in each
case an incongruous combination of
wares, for which no single dealer is
likely to be in a position to quote
the most favorable terms. If a con
tractor can furnish the twenty-six
articles advertised for, to equal ad
vantage with separate contractors
for every class of goods, it is difficult
to discover how he can make a
profit on the whole deal. Can he
obtain lower prices by private bar
gain than the Government could in
open competition for the several
classes of supplies? In the matter
of poi, comment is that the con
tract should have been given to
a native, if possible, as before.
Perhaps a native manufacturer will
still furnish the article, but besides
his legitimate profit the public will
have to pay more or less additional
as the unnecessary middleman's
share. The same thing may doubt
less be conjectured of, perhaps,
most other articles in the bill. At
all events, the transaction is suill
ciently shady to demand the publi
cation of a detailed statement, show
ing the prices in the contract as
awarded, together with' the tenders
of unsuccessful competitors.
In one of its calm, incisive re
views, the New York JSration tells
some solid truth about "popular"
' " government. Its subject is a treatise
on the constitutional history of the
United States by" Miss Dawes. The
author of the book is laudatory to a
degree regarding the admirable
theory underlying different subdi
visions of the American sjrstcm.
She takes it all in, apparently, as if
the intention was practical accom
plishment of the aims of those who
framed the constitution. The re
viewer judges national institutions
by the evidence of experience. There
can almost be heard, under his
strokes, the cracking of popular
idols in the temple of liberty. It is
not,'liowever, republican institutions,
alone, that the criticism affects. The
evljs -lajd bare are to be found in
the political fabrics of peoples en
joying representative government in
other forms. And they are, not at
tributable to falsity of principle, or
defect of theory, merely, but to the
fact that principle and theory are
not reinforced by safeguards against
abuses of power from below that are
even more dangerous, because more
M liable to be concealed, than tyranny
from the elevated powers and digni
ties of old world economies. lyet
the reviewer give a specific instance
ofJtho complicated structure in the
basement. of the republican fabric,
as better illustrating what lias to be
taken into account from beneath the
fair superstructure of popular liber
tics. He says: "Wo took ocension
lately, in answering the enquiries of
an English friend, to study up the
system of nominations, from the
wnrd meeting of the city to the pre
sidential convention, and were our
burVcs abtonibhed on beholding the
vast structure which has grown up
like a coral reef, as it were from the
unseen labors of certain insects."
In other countries than the United
Slates we have heard notes compared
by supporters of existing parties who
had been behind the scenes in politi
cal strife. The joint conclusions
were not calculated to k support the
most optimistic views of the success
of popular institutions. In short,
investigation of the inner workings
of party politics, in almost any
country, will reveal "insects" work
ing upon a reef that is certain to be "
a constant peril to the ship's keel,
until it is removed by some agency
more powerful than the resistance of
partisanship. It is not for believers
in equal human rights, however, to
abandon in despair the problem of
establishing and operating the ma
chinery of true liberty. "What has
been accomplished in pruning the
high branches of political growths
of the past, gives encouragement
that the trouble at the roots of pre
sent systems may be reached by
potent remedies. One of the first
essentials to that end is to convince
the whole people of a country that
they are not self-governed except
when they have taken the trouble to
use the means provided for that pur
pose, and that, when they meekly
accept rulers provided through the
machinations of ignoble adventurers
holding council in secret, they are
under a vassalage degrading and
, The NewYork JSTation says the
English drink five times as much
tea as coffee, while the Americans
drink eight times as much coffee as
tea, and this disparity of national
appetite in the matter of dietary
beverage is steadily increasing be
tween the two countries.
Amherst College has for twenty
four years tested phj'sical culture,
under the direction of its authori
ties, .in conjunotion with mental and
moral discipline. The result) is
manifest in a graduated inverse
ratio of sickness to the number of
years students have been in the
institution. Thus, the percentage
on the sick listTias been 29 percent
for Freshmen, tapering down through
two intervening classes to 19 per
cent for Seniors. It is gratifying to
bo able to state that physical train
ling under tho superintendence of
tutors is part of the methods of
some educational institutions in this
On the fourth page of this issue
will be found an article from the
New Orleans Picayune. It is a
bitter and not wholly ingenuous at
tack upon the reciprocity treaty.
Sugar men can see by that dcliver
'ance the character and degree of
Southern prejudice that will have to
be met at Washington. Probably,
however, tho results of the new ar
rangements for the disposal of IIa
' waiian sugar on the Coast, may be
' such as to neutralize the effect of
the most plausible parts of the
Picayune's disparagement of the
treaty, The greatest resentment
seems to be shown for the advance
ment of Hawaiian planters in im
proved methods of culture and
manufacture. There is no attempt
to Bhow that, if Hawaiian sugar had
to pay duty, th Louisiana planters
would get any better prices than
they do now.
BATTLE OF THE BOOKS.
EniTon BtiM.KTiN : In answer to
T. ft. McDonnell's card in your
issue of labt evening, who is endea
voring to obtain subscriptions to
Gen. Grant's work edited by one
"Ualch," I would say that notwith
standing Mr. McDonnell's state
ment, ho knows that the book I
have is the original work written by
Gen. Grant personally and that
Chus. Ii. Webster & Co., of New
York, are tho publishers duly autho
rized by Gen. Grant in his lifetime
to publish said work. I ask noono
to subscribe to my books without
positively giving them the assurance
of it being genuine from Grant's
pen, and any work from "Raich" or
from any other source, except the
"Webster edUion, a not genuine.
Up to August 28th, pver 19,000
subscriptions were taken of our
edition in San Francisco and Oak
land, California, and in New York
24,000 names' were handed in to the
firm of Chas. L. Webster & Co.
alone, not considering the thousands
of subscriptions through ngents up
to August 11th.
1 will, if necessary, have my pros
pectus in the hands of any literary
set of gentlemen in Honolulu for
their opinion as to its genuineness.
"Will Agent McDonnell leave his
work to bo judged similarly? I
think not. Yours truly,
J. E. Wiseman,
Agent for Gen. Grant's Memoirs,
by Chas. L. Webster & Co., of
New York, Publishers.
HOUSE & IiOT TOR SALE.
The house and premises owned
laud occupied by W. D. Mc
Wayne, situated on the corner
of Young and Kecaumoku streets. The
house Is new and contains six rooms he
sides pantry, kitchen, &c. Tho lot is
100x137 feet. Stables, carriage and out
houses on the premise1?. For particulars
apply to AVERY & PALMER,
122 No. CO .Fort street.
JIOOMS TO LET,
H4 Furnished or unfurnished, ccn
SSSpRtrnlly located, within ten m in.
IKSlButcs walk of the Post-OIAce,
Address, P. O. Box 807. 121lm
The Old Corner .Restaurant.
COKNKIl QUEEN AND NUUANU STS.
Meals, 25 f-ts. Week hoard, SA
$-l.D0. Everything neat and clean.
Mechanical fans working at meal
times keep room cool and pleasant.
110 lm HOP LEE, Proprietor.
MR. D. L. AIIPIIAUT hereby intl.
mates that he has this day with
drawn from the firm of Soyong & Ah
phart, nnd that he will carry on the busi.
ness of an Employment Agency, Anglo.
Chlueso Interpreting, Collecting Ac
counts and other Agency Business at
Sun Kim Lung Co.'s, 43 Hotel street. . .
112 tf '
IS hereby given that I have sold all
my right, title and interest together
with the good will and secret of making
the celebrated Fisher's Champagne
Cider. Thanking my friends and the
public for past favors, I would solicit a
continuance of tho same for my sue.
cessors. ISRAEL FISHER.
Honolulu, Sept. 8, 1885.
In connection with the above the un
dprsigncd would respectfully give
notice to theirifricnds and tho public in
general that, having bought of Mr. I.
Fisher tho right to and secret of making
the article known as Fisher's Cham
pagne Cider, they arc now prepared to
1111 all orders for the same at the shortest
notice. Wc intend that this Cider shall
bo a first-class'articlc. Orders left with
C. E. Williams, Fortslrcpt, or addressed
to M. T. Donnell, at the Factory, No. 18
Liliha street, will recelvo prompt atten.
tion. FISHBK'S CIDEK CO.
M. T. Donnelt,, Manager. 110 tf
Cottages to Let.
On Punchbowl street opposite Palace
Walk, a veiy pleasant Cottage of five
rooms with kitchen, pantry, bathroom,
&o., nicely shaded, garden and water
On Liliha street, a small Cottage, next
to School street, $1G per Wnth.
On Beretania street, a beautiful Itcsl.
dence near Alapai street to rent. Deep
lot, modern improvements.
On Kinau sticet near Alapai, a small
convenient Cottage. $20 per month.
On Montgomery Square, foot of Berc
tania street, several Cottages to rent,
from $8 to $10 per month.
On Merchant street near Alakea street,
two Cottages suitable for small families.
Rental, $12.50 per month.
Somo clcgaut property for sale on
Lunalllo street, 'Beckwith street and
other resident places on the plains.
Several other Cottages and Houses to
rent and 'property for sale.
Address or apply
J. B. Wiseman,
General Business Agent,
At tho residence of Mr. David Oxl cy,
Queen street, (C. P.Wrd Premises), on
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23d,
At 10 a.m., will bo sold
The Entire Household Fur'ture
BW Marble Top Bedroom Sets, Bed.
steads, Bureaus, Washstands, Chairs,
Towe) 'Hooks, Spring and Hair jhoi.
tresses, Mosquito Nets, Blankets. Cover,
lott, I'llows, Towels, Hair Cloth Lounge,
Iron Bedsteads, Singlo Bedsteads, Paint
ed Bedroom Bets, Koa Bedsteads, Lamps,
Spittoons, China Chnlrs, Purlor Furuj.
tUre, Centre Table Sot, Dining Table,
Crockery and Glassware, Stove &)Kltoh.'
en Utensils, &c. Also, Ono Horse, liar,
ness and 1 Brake. Alto,
At 1 O'cIoeJc 2V 0011,
Will be sold tho Lease of tho premises
for tho balance of term, 4 years and 3
months., until Jan. 1, 1890, at a rental of
$35 per month.
121 til E. P. ADAMS & CO., Auct'rs.
Fire Clay, Fire Bricks
ROCK &J&JCJ30 !
In Quantities to Suit, nt
Valuable Beal Estate
We have received instructions to sell
nt public auction,
On SATURDAY, Serit 19th,
at 12 o'clock noon, at our salesroom,
that certain valuable
House and Lot
on tho Wnikiki Road, just beyond the
Sunny South, and leccntly occupied by
O. S. McDull'ec.
This lot Is 200ft. deep and 100ft. front,
and is well I diced.
The limiRu U almost new, -has six
rooms on the main floor, besides bath
room, kitchun and Atoro room. The
second floor is unfinished. There is
nlso a carpenter shop, stable and rarrl
age house and a chicken house.
TERMS: Oncthird cash; balance in 1
nnd 2 years and !'. yeari with Interest at
0 per cent, secured by mortgage.
Persons wishing to view tho property
call upon E. P. ADAMS & CO.,
120 Ot Auctioneers.
JExecutor's Sale !
BALANCE OF STOCK OF
BOLLES & CO.
By order of tho Executors of the Es
tato of B. F. Bolles, 1 will sell nt public
auction, nt the warehouse on Kaumano
On Weitatay, Sept. 16,
at 10 a.m., the balance of Slock,
IRON STRAPPED BLOCKS,
ManilaRope, Rubber Paints, Copper
Tanks, Paint Bruahes, Varnish and
W W Brushes, Bbls. Eastern Mess, T
pork, , , :
Hemp Rope and Canvas,
Cases Curia, Case9 Soda, Cases
Cream Tartar, Cases Ginger, Cases
Curry, Cases 21b. Potted Sausage,
Boxes Starch, Case? Pepper, Epsom
Salts, Jars Soda,
Gases Tongue, etc.
Sale positive to close tho busincs.
120 Ct E. P. ADAMS & CO., Auct'rs.
Bnilflins Lots at Sea View.
By order of B. F. Dillingham, Esq., we
will offer at Public Auction,
ON SATUEDAY, SEPT. 19th,
At 12 o'clock noon,
At our Salesroom, (unless previously
disposed of at private sale). Those cer
tain VALUABLE LOTS nt
Sea View Estate !
As per plan at our office, at upset
An unprecedented chance for people
of the most limited means to obtain a
homestead of their own. Healthy and
cool locality, and commanding a magni
ficent view of the entire Plains, the Sea,
and Diamond Head, and only ten min
utes walk from the Punahou Omnibus,
with, perhaps, a closer connection, in
the near future by Bail to Honolulu.
The property is bounded on the south
side by Me'tcalf street and on tho west
by Beckwith street, and, In addition to
these approaches, there havo been laid
out two avenues and three roads, each
40 feet wide, so that every lot commands
Tho Woodlawn Dairy is adjacent, so
that butter, cream nnd milk may bo had
fresh at all times, aud all vegetables
required for domestic nf,o can bo oh
tained from the Chinese growers.
Water is plantiful, and' tho property
will bo Btippllcd from a Reservoir kept
constantly supplied from nu artesian
well pituatcd upon the most elevated
portion of tho Estate.
Thero Is positively llvo degrees less
tempernturo upon these lots than In the
town of Honolulu, and when the town
is hot nnd dry, thero aio always cooling
and refreshing broezos, accompanied by
occasional light slio.vers from tho Ma.
noa Valley, which render It exceedingly
admirable ns a healthy resoit.
TERMS OF SALE.-Oncthlrd Cash.
Balance In 1 and 2 years secured by inort
, gago with interest at b percent. Deeds
at expense of purchaser.
Jy For particulars, plans and ex.
planatjons call ou J. E, WISEMAN,
General Busiuess Agent, or
121 8t E. I ADAMS & CO., Auct'rs.
Nos. 61, 63 and
We wish to announce the arrival of our new bummer Stock in our
which is the most complete in this city.
SK Feathers Cleaned and Curled."!
Native Straw Sewed in all the Styles of Hats.
500 pieces of Dress Lawns at very Low Prices.
New designs in Dress Goods, Satins & Buntings.
Ladies' Wrappers and Children's Dresses
1 in large varieties. A large invoice of Laces and Embroideries.
Ladies', .Misses', Children's and Infants' Hosiery
in the latest styles.
BOYS' WABSTS ! BOYS' WAISTS !
J'ouths', Boys' and Children's Clothing a specially.
fiSrNEW GOODS IN EVERY DEPARTMENT. -a
jBSy Call aud be Convinced, "a
. S. COHN & COMPANY.
n m !. jyxpc
Pacific Hardware Company
SUCCESSORS TO DILLINGHAM & CO. AND SAM'L N0TT.
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
Hardware, Agricultural Implements, House Furnishing
Goods, and General Merchandise
Just received Eddy's Refrigerators and Ico Chests, new styles of Chnndeliers
and Library Lamps, Stov.es and Ranges, Kerosene Oil Stoves.
ErFAIRBANKS' AND I-IOAVJE'S SCAJL. JSS. J
All of which arc offered upon favorable terms.
PACIFIC HARDWARE COMPANY.
JIN I0TT, 1. 8
Granite, Iron and Tin Ware !
Chandeliers, Lamps and Lanterns,
WATER PIPE and RUBBER HOSE,
House Keeping Goods,
PLUMBING, TIN, COPPER AND
9P3 SHEET IRON WORK.
JOSEPH E. WISEMAN,
,The Only Becognized General Business Agent on the Hawaiian Islands
ESTABLISHED 1 8-M.
Offices in Campbell's Fire-proof Building;, 27 Merchant St., Honolulu, H, I
X. O. Box 315
HEAL ESTATE AGENT Buys nnd sells Real Estate in all parts of the King
dom. Rents Offices, Houses, Cottuges and Rooms.
SOLICITING AGENT FORWILDER'S INTER-ISLAND Sl'EAMERS-Tour
Istsnnd tho Traveling Public will apply to mc for Tickets and Information to
SOLICITING AGENT FOR THE "MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO. OF NEW
YORK Tho Largest, Grandest and Soundest Institution of its hind In tho
AGENT FOR THE GREAT BURLINGTON RAILWAY ROUTE IN AMERICA
This Route excels all other routes going East, tho scenery being the grandest,
tho meals tho choicest and tho Palace and Dining Cars tho handsomest nnd most
EMPLOYMENT AGENT Finds Employment for all Focklng work in tho vari
ous branches of InduHtry on tho Islands.
SOLICITING AGENT FOR THE CITY OF LONDON FIRE INSURANCE CO.
Tho best known Company In tjie Islands.
CUSTOM HOUSE BROKER Enters Goods at Custom House, pays nnd discharges
Freight and Duty Bills under power of Attorney.
MONEY BROKER Loans Monoy at all times oa first-class securltly.
GENERAL BUSINESS AGENT Legal Papers of every description drawn. Bills
Distributed and Collected. Books and Accounts kept and adjusted. Records
Searched. Rents Collected. Taxes nnd Insuianco on Properly looked after.
Copying and Engiossing done. Advertisements, Nowspuper Ai tides, Corres
pondence and Commercial Business of eveiy nature promptly and uceurately
AGENT FOR TIIENEW MUSIC HALL AT IIONOLUI.U-Compaulcs abroad
will correspond with mo for terms, etc. Order for Island Shells, Curios, Lava
Specimens, Native Views and Photos carefully HUed and forwarded to all parts
of tho World.
t3T Information appertaining ta the Isluuds given aud nil correspondence faith
JOSEPH B. WISEMAN,
873 General Business Agent, Honolulu Hawaiian Islands,
65 Fort Street,