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BISHOP & Co., BANKERS
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
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J3aulc oi Cnlil'oruia, 53. XT.
And their agonta In
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Mcssr. X. M. Rothschild &Son, London.
Tho Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
Tho Commercial Hank Co., of Sydney,
Tho Hank of New Zealand: Auckland,
Christchurcli, and Wellington.
The Hank of British Columbia, Vic
torla, 11. C. and Portland, Or.
Transact a General, Banking Hustucs?.
Pledgod to neither Sect nor Party,
Bat established for the benefit of all.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11, 1885.
THIS EVENING'S DOINCS.
Yosemite Skating Rink 7.
Central Park Skating Rink, 7.
Oalm Lodge, No. 1 K. of P. 7:30.
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Symptoms of serious disturbance
are manifesting themselves among
the laboring population of the Paci
fic coast. The strike of cigar makers
in San Francisco, it is feared, is
but the premonitory rumbling of n
sort of social earthquake. The ele
ments of a revolutionary outburst
seem to be gathering force and
strength. The city of San Fran
cisco witnessed a demonstration on
the part of the strikers on the Satur
day night previous to the leaving of
last steamer. While the cigar
makers were the actual participants,
it was evident that the mechanics
of other trades were in sympathy
with the movement. And if the
strength of the cigar makers is found
insullicient to accomplish the pur
poses of that body, other trades
will, in all probability, makecommon
cause with them. The authorities
are evidently afraid of an outbreak
of violence, s it is asserted on good
authority that a hundred men arc
undergoing rifle drill to be ready to
relnforc the police in case of emer
gency. The objective point of the
agitation is to 'get rid of Chinese
labor, which there, as here, under
bids the labor of all other nationali
ties. The Chinese labor question is
fruitful of agitation everywhere.
No doubt the laboring classes of the
Pacific coast v, ho arc not Mongolians,
have serious grievances in the flood
of Chinese labor thrown against
them by way of competition for the
returns justly due to civilized work
men. And Chinese or no Chinese,
theie is much wrong to be righted
in the matter of remuneration for
labor, and that in the Hawaiian
Islands as well as on the continent
of America. But although the
employee has his full share of re
sponsibility to account for in the
disturbances continually arising be
tween capital and labor, there is
unquestionably a great mistake
among workmen themselves about
the real cause of their many alleged
grievances. That able bodied labor
ers and skilled mechanics are not
generally in better circumstances
than they are, is due, in too many
instances, not so much to their
meagre incomes as to their improvi
dent expenditures. Tho close com
petition, and low prices prevailing
jn every branch of industry yield
ing the comforts and conveniences
of high and fast living, by appar
ently placing within the reach of
every man the necessary materials
and fixings for maintaining an es
tablishment which, fifty years ago,
would have been considered princely
in its grandeur, create and multiply
expenditures which, severally, seem
light, but collectively constitute
burdens too .heavy for the limited
breadth of the shoulders compelled
by the laws of fashion to bear them.
With very rare exceptions, in this
advanced age of cheap finery and
endless sources of amusement, per
sons witlr limited incomes spend 0!)
cents of every dollar they earn;
nor is it an uncommon state of af
fairs among even the best paid
mechanics to exhaust their wages
in advance of their pay-days. Men
who arc thus inefficient as ilnance
ministers of their own revenues, are
invariably and Inevitably in a con
dition of dependence and at the
mercy of capitalists, and capitalists
who arc too scrupulously conscien
tious to take advantage of these
circumstances belong rather to tho
millennium period than to tiro nine
teenth century. The demand of
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tho olgar makers of tho golden city
that the cheap working .Chinamen
be dismissed, may, under the cir
cumstances, be ati exception to tho
universally recognized rulo that it is
the undoubted right of the employer
to hire whom he pleases to do his
work, but it is no less Iruc that
such a demand is based on wrong
principles. It is the union and non
union men contest which has proved
a fertile source of mischief the world
over. And the one clement in the
strife that evokes sympathy where
otherwise there would be opposition
is that the violation of this funda
mental principle of social economy
is intended to apply only to the
Mongolian. Tho rage of white
workmen at being superseded by
Chinese can be fully appreciated in
the latitude of Hawaii. This fact,
however, will hardly ensure sym
pathy among workmen here with
any such ebullitions as occurred at
Rock Springs in September last.
Our workmen bear their grievances
with commendable fortitude. Out
bursts of violence at different points
in the great manufacturing centers
of the world occasionally occur
with such sudden violence as to
create an impression that society is
seated over slumbering volcanoes.
But the number of persons who
constitute the inflammable portion
of the fraternity of labor, though
large enough to be troublesome, is,
at the same time, small enough to
be kept in check, and almost with
out exception is made up of per
sons of the baser sort from the
mines and workshops of Europe.
The labor question in the Hawaiian
Kingdom presents phases entirely
different from those that character
ize t abroad. How to make the
laboring population of the Kingdom
a source of moral support to the in
stitutions of civilization is the great
problem of -Hawaiian political eco
nomy. The problem is practically
solved in America by the respect
able position won, through their in
telligence and skill, by the working
men in society. The great body of
the skilled workmen of this King
dom are also supporters of civilized
institutions. The standing griev
ance with them is similar to that of
the cigar-makers over the water
the danger of being "knocked out"
by Chinese hands. This grievance
has, so far, fortunately been fought
here on no more bloody fields than
the columns of the newspapers. It
is a "consummation devoutly wished
for" that the grievances of our
white mechanics may be removed
without the necessity ever arising
for combinations to vindicate their
rights by violent measures. Econo
mical habits of living, as already
stated, arc only too apt to be the
last means thought of, for improving
their condition, by persons of limited
incomes. Strikes for higher wages
seldom succeed, but the strike for
economy is sure to win every time.
Our genial morning contempo
rary " has excited itself unneces
sarily" over our remarks on the
mode of taxation adopted here. Of
course, tho process is according to
law; and the "head and front of
our offending " is in the expression
of an opinion on that process, and
it matters not to us where or by
whom it originated. Our opinion is
that tax-payers should be waited on
individually by collectors, and we
said so. The Advertiser's last
sentence would be nearer the truth
if it had said that any man would
be "considered insane," in the
States, who should fire off a volley
of objections against the free ex
pression of a legitimate opinion on
any matter in which the public are
concerned. If any further vindica
tion of the opinions offered yester
day is needed, wo should like to ask
how the tax-payers of Honolulu
w ero to know that their taxes siust
be paid between the 2nd of Novem
ber and the 15th of December? If
tho first intimation that many of the
rate-payers receive of their obliga
tions to the treasury is to reach
them in the form of a summons to
appear before tho Civil Court, then
to bo mulct in an extra ten per
cent, and costs, is not despotism, it
is exceedingly liko it. We main
tain that it is the undoubted right
of every citizen of a free country,
in all such matters, to bo notified
boforc he is prosecuted. That right
,is not conceded to the citizens in
tho tax-collcOtor's notice referred to
yesterdoy. Tho notice, in tho first
place, had not been published in a
wiiy in which it was calculated to
reach the rato-paycrs; and any
action, involving penalties, subse
quently takon against a man for
non-compliance with a demand
never made upon him, is a piece of
despotism, the morning Advertiser's
opinions to the contrary notwith
standing. EDITORIAL NOTES.
If "Fair-Play" gives his real
name in confidence, his letter will be
A notable tribute to Grant by a
fellow-warrior will appear iu thie
paper in n few days. As it will bo
worth preserving, we shall endeavor
to give a day's notice before its
Hanlan has been fairly defeated
by Teemer at Pleausure Island.
The whilom champion of the world
upset his boat by touching a buoy,
but the race was lost before tho acci
dent. It is the Canadian's misfor
tune thnt he remained in the aquatic
arena aftcrhis best days and triumphs
President Cleveland has decided
that there is a limit to his obligations
to the faithful seekers of reward for
devotion to country through their
party. He has issued a decree, in
effect, that he is not to be pestered
by the importunities of office-seekers
after November 1st. And all the
people who are patriotic for patrio
tism's sake will say Amen.
A signal victory over a miscellan
eous force of Black Flags, Annam
itcs and deserteis from tho Chinese
army numbering 6,000 in all is
rcportedfrom the French army of
occupation in Annani. " The enemy
fought stubbornly, but were com
pletely routed" with "great slaugh
ter." Nevertheless, it is not clear
that all the slaughtering by the
French in that quai tor has amounted
to much advantage for the French
Republic. In Annam, as in Mada
gascar, it would appear that the in
vading Gauls have ultimately come
back to the ground first occupied,
and all their present fighting is for
dear life. Military occupation that
does not prevent the massacre of the
occupying troops' countrymen as
appears to be the case in Annam
cannot be maintained under a very
Editou Bolletix: I live on Fort
street, not far from two churches
aye, three. Last night, Tuesday
evening, while I was absent from
home, my wife was sitting sewing
and as someone called she thrust
the work into a small-sized black
leather valise and set it in the next
room while she talked with her
visitor. When her friend left she
walked a little way with her, being
gone from the house not longer than
three minutes. On her return she
looked for her work bag to resume
her sewing, but in vain. Some sneak
thief must have entered and taken
it in the short three minutes of her
absence. We have been house
moving, and are still living in our
The moral of this tale is : There
are sneak thieves abroad. Don't
trust to the police; they either
can't or won't protect you. E.
Has just received
Fresh Eastern Cranberries,
Mince Meat in tubs and tins,
Table Raisins, Sultana Rainlns,
Currants, Cllron, Lomon & Orange
Peel; Almonds, Walnuts,
Prunes, Dried Peaches, Fresh Apples;
Tins Lady Fingers, Oswego Cakes,
Honey Cakes, Ginger Snaps,
Wine Crackers, asrorted Crackers,
Chocolate, Cocoa; Bacon,
Dnpee Eaglo Braud Hams; CIiccfc,
Lard, H-hbls.,Beef and Pork,
Kits Salmon, Tins Soured Mackerel,
Lobsters, Llttlo Neck Clams,
Quahaugs, Boneless Cooked Hams;
Plum Pudding, Crosse & Blackwell's
Pickles nnd PJo Fruit;
Japan and Comet Tea',
Wheat, Oals, Bran. Com, Barley,
Onions; Mottled Soap, Star of the
Kitchen Soap; Kerosene Oil,
Boston Dairy Suit, 101b. b.igs;
Buckwheat Flour; New Orleans Mo-
latse3, Cal. Syrup. Maplo Svrup;
Family Flour, Germca;
Old Virginia Sweet & Sour Pickles;
Olives, nnd a general assortment of
Staple and Fancy Groceries.
E3P Goods delivoicd to all parts of tho
Uty, Island orders w ill receive cartful
attention. Telephone 110.
174 lm OHAS. HUSTACE, King St.
naw'nCftrrinppManf'gCo, CO 1(0
K. O. Hall & Son, ( 75 100
Intor.Islnnd 8. N. Co., 100 100
Bell Telephone, 30 10
Haw'n Agricultural Co,, 00 100
Wlldcr's Steamship Co., 100 100
C. Brewer & Co., 1(0 1P0
Ilalawn, r,o 100
Woodlawn Dairy, 90 10 I
Walluku Sugar Co., M 100
Walmnnalo, 200 100
BtarMlll. 4i5 COO
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K. O. Hall & Son 70.
L. A. THURSTON, Stock Brokei.
33 Merchant Street. 1G1 ly
ON Tuesday night, a
Broun Marc with
RmnlK wlith rtnr nn
-J3 - tho fi.rchead: branded
7 on loft shoulder and B, in diamond,
on right hip. ROBT. OA'l TON,
17-1 3t at G. AY. Macfarlanc & Co.'a.
FOR SALE CHEAP.
SEVERAL good Horses, suitable for
general me, among tliem a very
flue single driver that is strictly first
class. Apply to C. B. MILES,
174 iw Uoi. Punchbowl & Queen St.
GENERAL BUSINESS AGENT.'
I BEG tn notify the Public iu ucneral
that I have opened an olllce on
MERCHANT bTREET, In conjunction
with Mr. J. A. MuuoOH, foi Hie purpose
of attending 'to the want of tho resi
dents of the'U'iwaiian Islands who may
need nn Agent.
I do not (online in self alone to the
Business Houses, but also to the domes,
tic class who would wiKlimcto attend,
to any matter of business, espiclnlly to
making purchases cither in Honolulu or
San Francisco In any line of General
To the Business Houses J will give
my careful attention in all matters per
taining to General Business, lz: Ad
justing and Collecting Accounts, Dis
tribulion of Bills and Circulars, Custom
Iloiibo Entries, Buying, Selling nnd
Iteming Real Ebtate and Personal Pio
perty. Sir All Legal Documents will be
caicfully and neatly ilinwn up by Mr.
J. A. Magoon.
By attending to all mnltcrs entrusted
in my cure in a careful, courteous and
neat manner, and with quick dispatch,
I hope to be favored with a pait of the
Agent for Kllnkncr& Co. Red Rubber
Stamp?. C. IC. MILLER,
General Businisj Agent.
Telephone ; P. O. Ho 113.
43 Merchant Street. 172 ly
HOMES! HOMES I
J. E. Wiseman's Blackboard!
Eeal Estate Agent !
On Bcrctania Street (next coinci of
Alapai Street), a line Residence of 10
rooms. Deep lot, Stable, shade trees.
Ac. $40 a Month.
On Punchbowl Strccl, opposite Palace
Walk, a neat Cottage, 4 rooms and
Bath. $10 a Month.
In the lnne, back of the above, a suit
able family residence; 7 rooms; deep
lot. $2i a month.
On Nuuanu Avenue (near the first
bridge), a new Cottage; 0 rooms; $25 a
month. Also, small Cottage In iho rear,
$15 a month.
On Nuuanu Valley, that lino Resl.
deuce formerly occupied by the late
Judsc Austin; line nhy rooms with
modem improvements, beautiful
grounds and shado trees.
On Lunalilo Sticct, a beautiful new
Residence with fine spacious rooms
throughout. Deep lot; lino garden. $50
a month. Will sell.
At Punahou, a pleasant Residence on
2 acres of ground; quiet and retiring.
$50 a month.
At the fi'ot of Bcrctania Street, near
St. Louis College, several small Cot
tages, suitable for small families.
Rental, from $0 to $13 a month.
On Emma Street, 3 new Cottages in
the rear of No. C3. To rent at once.
On Judd Street, on the property be
longing to Mr. J. II. Paty, 2 Cottages to
rent. One contains 4 rooms with Pas
turagc for hoise; rental, $15 a month
The oilier Cottage contains 2 rooms; $ 13
a month; with Pasturage for horse.
Both arc neatly arranged and scpatate.
Plenty of water, gas, &c, sultablo for
gentlemen, or u gentleman and wife.
Several nieces of lino property in the
suburbs of Honolulu to sell.
Piano, Billiard Table, 2 Horses and
Brake for sale.
General Business A cent.
THE undersigned begjeavo to Inform
tho public that they have opened
an office at
JTtooui 13, Cnmpbcll'H Block,
(Up Stairs), MERCHANT ST.,
General Business Agents,
We make a Specialty of Book-keeping,
Collecting, Custom-HousQ Broker,
ago and Shipping nnd Receiving
Wo are also prepared to tuko inven
tories of Bankrupt Stock anj where In
tho Kingdom and guaianteo accurato
returns. We aro also prepared to fur
nish Tourists with guides and give rell
nble information in regard to route of
travel and places of interest on any of
tho Islands of the gioup.
With strict attention to business and
prompt returns to thoao who may in.
trust their business to us, wo solicit a
sharo of patronage.
All Legal Documents drawn ui bv
an ejpL'ricuted Lawyer.
NOBLE, HARE & CO.
NEW LOT OF
jSJUI - 0"V3EX6, 0EIja33BLOIIJEK Y
Just Opened at
CHARLES Ji FISHEL'S
Corner Fort and
(Formerly with Simucl Nott).
Importer mil "Oeuler in
STOVES, CHANDELIERS, LAMPS,
CROCKERY, GLASSWARE, HOUSE FURNISHING HARDWARE,
AGATE IRON AND TINWARE.
Agent HalPs Safe and Lock Company.
Beaver Block, - Fort Street.
J- Store formerly occupied by S. NOTT, opposite SprcckiU S. Co.'s Bank. -a
Pacific Hardware Company,
Successors to Dillingham & Co. and Samuel Nott.
FORT STREET, :::::: HONOLULU
Signal Oil, Ming New for Gamagc Lamps.
Best Quality Blue Mo'tled Soip. Extra Grocer Soap,
a Superior Aitirlc
B- Fir Proof Sales, Closing' Out at Low Prices, -a
Full Lines of Goods upon Most Fatoruble Terms.
Telephone 210 in both Cos
LEWIS & CO., GROCERS,
U7 ami OO Hotel (Street.
NEW GOODS JUST RECEIVED ON ICE:
Eastern Shad, Flounders. Rock Cod, Smtlts, Crab', Eastern Oystrr, Cala Fresh
Roll Butter, Cauliflower. Red Cabbapis, Bunker Club House Sausiges,
Mallard Ducks, Peaches, Peara, Plums, Grapes, ikc &c.
Horse Radisb, Roots and Celery, Swijs Cheese, Cream Cheese, Ednm Cheese,
German Smoked Sausngcs, German Pickles in K(gs, Hollind Herrings In
Kegs, Kits Salmon Bellies, Kit Mackerel,
A-jxH a Complete Xjine ol Fancy &; Staple Grxocories?
AhvayH on Hand.
Goods delivered to Waikiki, Tuesdays and Fiidays. Goods delivered to nil ports
ot the Town.
E. G. SCHUMAN,
Carriage and Wagon Mlakei
In ilrhst-cliiHH maimer and priccM to Nnil, tlio timcH.
70 King St., adjoining Geo. W. Lincoln, Contractor & Builder, Gin
JOHN I0TT, 1. 8
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,
NEW GOODS !
V. O. Bo 207
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