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BISHOP & Co., BANKEKB
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islnudn.
Draw Exchange on Uio
LSuutc ol OaliroiMiia, S. 3.
And their agents In
NEW YOIIK, BOSTON, KONQ KONG.
Messrs. N. M. Rothschild As Bon, London.
Tho Commercial Hank Co., ol Sydney,
Tlio Commercial Hunk Co., of Sydney,
The H:ink of New Zealand: Auckland,
Clivistoliuroh, mid Wellington.
The Hank of HritWi Columbia, Vic
. toi'm, H. 0. nnd l'ovtlmid, Or.
Transact a General Bunking Business.
VleJgei to ueltber Btct nor Fatty,
But established for the benefit of nil.
THURSDAY, DEC. :, 1885.
THIS EVENINC'S DOINGS.
Yosemito Skating Riuk 7.
Mystic Lodge, K. of P., 7:110.
SANITARY AND HYGIENIC.
Whether the heading of this arti
cle fully indicates the scope of the
remarks that may occur in it, will
appear further on ; as the intention
of it really is to discuss matters sani
tary and hygienic in a sort of free and
easy manner without laying down
any specific line of argument to be
followed, without dividing para
graphs into firstly, secondly, thirdly
and fourthly, and without knowing
in fact what it is going to contain,
the only rule to be observed being
to write what may be of use to the
readers by stirring them up to a
realization of plain truths well
enough known to them already, and
perchance opening up new lines of
thought, and suggesting improve
ments that will appear so proper and
necessary as to excite wonder that
they were not attended to long ago.
The statistics of mortality published
yesterday remind us very forcibly
of the fact that notwithstanding the
luscious and peerless character of
the Hawaiian climate, the elixir of life
has not yet been found, for if there
were such a thing pertaining to
light and air, it ought to be here.
It seems from the report that dis
ease can thrive even in the balmy
atmosphere of the tropics. To die
in a severe climate is the most likely
thing in the world for a person to
do, and especially when the agents
of the king of terrors are the dis
orders that thrive best where tiny
are fed with the icy winds of Jhe
polar regions ; but the maladies- that
kill people off here do not seem very
diverse from those that prevail in
other parts of the world. What
ever explanations tlie uieuicai
authorities have to give for these
phenomena, it seems evident, by
running over the tables furnished
by the health olllee, that many peo
ple die, who might as well have
lived, and whose time was not come,
but rather brought, and who would
have done more credit to themselves
and their friends had they stayed a
little longer. These observations
are not quite orthodox from uu ultra
Cnlvinistie point of view. Hut they
must be somewhere about right, for
if a person knows that bad air, late
hours, bad diet, intemperate habits
and generally loose living are fatal
to human life, it must follow that a
departure, when aided by these in
fluences or any of them might very
reasonably and creditably to all con
cerned, have been postponed. The
regular intervals of rest alternating
with equally regular periods ol exer
cise whether at mental or physical
labor, temperate habits, and whole
some food are the essential elements
of a healthy and prolonged vitality
on this mundane sphere. And when
the materials of health and life are
. accessible, it is surely not advisable
to turn sick, pine away and sink
into a premature grave. As it is
about the highest reach of wisdom
, that one can attain to know how
best to take care of himself, so it is
H tho most arrant foolishness for any
. one who Millies life at any'pnee, to
recklessly squander it away. Though
x life and health are the most unre
coverable kinds of property one can
be in possession of, anr'l although
' generally speaking they arc about
" the easiest to take care of, yet is it
' not a fact that there is nothing in
',, which tho human family are suclo
i, lavish and heedless spendthrifts '
What is true of tho individual auT
ft,tho' family applies as well to
I community. Enough fresh
tor passes over our ctty every day to
supply every pair of lungs in it vyith
the purest and best aeration this
planet can afford, nnd yet there arc
hundreds, perhaps thousand", who
are "dying by inches" hour after
hour, from the effects of a noxious
atmosphere. To corrupt the pule
breezes and allow others to corrupt
it for them, thus converting life into
death, and afterwards moan and
groan because the doctor's medicine
does not seem to do them any good
is absttnlily to the last oxiri'iiie.
It is related of Lord l'almcrston
that on being approached by a
deputation from a northern city with
a request that a day of prayer to
avert the scourge of (he plague
should be appointed for the nation,
he curtly replied, "Heller clean
your streets first." And the noble
lord was exactly right, besides being
more orthodox than he mcanl to
bo. To clean the streets, lanes,
alleys and courtyards and back door
shuns of Honolulu is a Ilerculanean
enterprise, but it must be done and
the Hoard of Health evidently mean
to do it. It is to be hoped they will
not grow weary in well doing. If
their labors are not backed by the
prayers of the Chinamen and the
natives, it may spur their ambition
and keep their enthusiasm up to a
while heat to be reminded that
theirs Avill be the renown of doing
in reality what Hercules won un
dying fame by doing only in the
fantastic imagination of some an
cient heathen poet. Hercules' clean
ing of the Egean stables was a big
job, of course; but the Honolulu
Hoard of Health have a bigger job
ahead than that, for theirs is no
work of poetic fancy. Indeed it is
not a fancy piece of work from
whatever point it is viewed. And
when they perform the exploits in
sanitation that they have determined
on, Hercules will be left in the
shade entirely. The fact of the
matter is, we do not believe Hercu
les was there at all, but there will
be no mistake about the entity of
the Hoard of Health when sanita
tion invades the purlieus occupied
by a thousand inhabitants tuid which
would be only too densely peopled
with one fourth the number. Boards
of Health are famous the world over
the rather for what they leave un
done than for what they do. Not
only is inertia one of the essential
properties of the matter that usually
enters into the make-up of a Hoard
of Health, but passive endurance of
the taunts, jibes and eroakings of
the public has also come to be
recognized as a cardinal virtue in
the moral outfit of individual mem
bers of the body. It is one of the
handiest things possible to lay all
blame for civic ailments on the
Hoard of Health. The custodians
of the pulilic health are thus fre
quently made the scapegoats for
the gross errors of individual citi
zens. The householder, with a
cesspool of a. thousand smells and
ten thousand stinks in his back
3'ard, keeps his conscience well
seared with incandescent objurga
tions of the clerk of the Hoard of
Health. The ollieer is unjustly put
on the defensive, whereas the proper
tiling would he for him to ride his
cona'nissiou rough shod over that
cifwrn's lots. This is what the
IIdij olulu Hoard of Health will do in
every case wh.ere it is necessary,
provided the -members thereof arc
determined on making this city as
healthsome in the lower stratum of
the atmosphere as nature has ma.de
it in tho upper. And in every step
of their progress they ought to ho
infallibly certain of all the moral
and material support from the well
civilized portion of the community
that they may require. Nor is it
enough that the people stand ready
to kick the public olllcial in vigor-
oils sanitation processes, but there
are many things they can do, to
lead the van, as it were, in the
inarch of improvement. Those who
ilesire sanitary I'llleieuey in the city
can very easily prove their sincerity
by setting to work on the line of
hygiene. It i, we behove, a pretty
well established fact that sunlight is
eminently conducivo to a vigorous
state of health. Plants pale and die
in darkness, and men, women nnd
children are even more susceptible
to the dcbilitnting cffecjU of exclu
sion from the light of the sun.
Taking this fact along with him, a
person passing through our streets
cati only wonder that II io great body
of tho inhabitants arc left with any
vitalily at nil. The dense foliage
overspreading nearly every house
and lot, and every month increasing
in dimensions and in density, ex
eludes the vivifying' sunlight from
our homes to an extent that cannot
ho otherwise than injurious to the
health of the people. Nature's laws
ate inexorable. And whether tho
cause is lecognizcd or not, the effect
is the same. Light and vitality are
complementary elements in nature ;
and when dissevered, someone must
suffer the consequences. Improve
ment in these hygienic conditions is
within the power of any house
holder. And a simultaneous trim
ming and pruning of ornamental
and shade trees will go far to show
the Hoard of Health that the public
are in earnest about the mailer of
sanitary ' reform. The pruning
knife is evidently needed to be set
to work as surely as is the scaven
ger's cart. When the superfluous
shades of the better class of inhabi
tants and tho horrid purlieus of the
baser sort arc pruned and scoured,
there is no doubt that many of the
ills to which human flesh is now
heir in this city will have been
THE OPIUM QUESTION.
It is nothing to us who may fall
when the opium ring collapses. All
we know is that when the opium
traffic was legalized before, its vic
tims were counted by hundreds where
now, under prohibition, they are
only numbered by tens. Then all
nationalities were involved in the
blighting influence of the drug ; the
natives were being hurried to ruin
by wholesale, and white people were
dropping out of respectable society,
on all hands, as the opium habit
rapidly spread and grew. Would
it not be belter for the country to
retain prohibition, even if a few are
corruptly using it to gain wealth,
than that this nrolific source of
demoralization and destruction should
be brought within comparatively
easy reach of the whole population?
Furthermore, it is all bosh to contend
that licensing opium would prevent
its being smuggled. With the sale
legalized, the drug would have only
one risk to run, that of passing the
Customs officers, whereas now it is
liablejto confiscation wherever found.
Then the legalizing of the traffic in
the article would so promote a de
mand for it, that the licensed dealers
would reap profits large enough to
picvent them looking after illicit
competitors. They would be likely,
besides, on the one hand, to be good
customers of others who imported
opium by the " underground pas
sage," and, on the other hand,
would find profitable customers for
themselves among hosts of unlicensed
small retailers who would be the
earliest product of a legalized opium
A Chinaman was given five years'
imprisonment and a line of a thou
sand dollars, in San Francisco re
cently, for attempting to enter the
country with a bogus certificate.
It was not a monopoly that com
pelled several firms in Honolulu to
ship their sugar by a particular
steamship lino, and take packets of
their own off the route! Anew
word will, however, have to be in
vented to describe what it was that
put that bit of coercion in operation.
Mr. IL W. Laine has been re
appointed Consul for Mexico in this
kingdom, nnd recognized as such by
the Hawaiian Government. The
functions of the Consulate arc likely
to greatly increase in importance
with the establishment of a steam
ship line between China and Mexico,
touching at this port, which is now
in near prospect. Therefore, it is a
matter of congratulation to all con
cerned that a business man, noted
for methodical habits and prompt
ness in discharging duty as it arises,
should continue to bo Consul.
"1 think our church will lust a
good many years yet," said a wag
gish deacon to his ininistur ; "J see
the sleepers are very sound."
Stanley says that sunshine in
Africa looks like moonlight. That's
about the way it looks right hero at
the Hoard of Trade man who gets
on the wrong bide of the fence in a
big grain deal. Chicago Journal.
Grocer Half u pound of tea?
"Which will you have, black or green?
.Servant Shuro, nythur will do.
Jt's for an ottld woman that's nearly
bloind. "Christian Register,
S 1)0 100-
j! 75 100
ji :w io
(R UU 100
' 0 100
H. O. Hull it Son,
Intcr.lsl.uid S. N. Co.,
Haw'u Agricultural Co.,
Wildcr's Steamship Co.,
O. Brewer it Co.,
Wnllukit Sugar t'o
Recipioclly Sugar Co.,
L. A. THURSTON, Slock Brokei.
US Merchant Street. 151 '.y
.MMKDIATELY, a good Nnllvo Sales
L man, acquainted w llh tliedry goods
IjihIiu'sj. Apply to
l'.il at IS. !". SACHS, Foil Street.
BY a Gentleman with host reference
as Manager or SaleMiuin in a mei
imtuili' liiulness. is u nocd linguist and
competent Bookkeeper. Apply at this
Olllee, or address "V," liui.i.nnx
Olllee. H)l lw"
ANY perton or poisons found shoot,
lug on the land or in the Inko of
Kaeleplilu. Kailua, Koolaupoko, Ibland
of Onhu, without written permission
fiom tlie uuder.-igncd, will be piosecut
ed to the full extent of the law.
l.M. DOWSE'! T, )
E. .T. SPALDING, U.cccs.
A. J.CARTWRlGHT.Jr. )
Honolulu. Dec. !l. 1S83. lw
A SEMI-ANNUAL Meeting of the
llo.inl of Trusteqs of the Queen's
Hospital will lie held at the room ol" the
Chamber ot Oommeiceon FRIDAY, the
Ith hist., at 1 1 o'clock a.ni. Per older.
F. A. SCIIAEFHU, Sec'y.
Honolulu, Dee. 2, lSSIi. It
CASTLE & COOKE,
Life, Fire & Marine Insur'ce Agents.
The Sew lIiiRlimil
MUTUAL LIFE INS. COMP'Y.
The iEtna Fire Insurance Co.,
of Hartford, Conn.
The futon Five, ami
Marine Bnsurance Co.,
of San Fianelsco, Cala.
I have l.een instructed to sell at
On MONDAY, DEC. 7th,
At 12 o'clock noon, at the Honolulu
Yacht & Boat Club House,
3 Xacixie Canoes,
1 Double Canoe with 2 suits of Sails, 2
Masts, Oars, Paddles, etc.
1 Single C.inoe with 2 suits of Sails and
Masts, Paddles, etc.
1 Single Practice Rowing Canoe.
The Canoes are stored in the Honolulu
Yacht ifc Boat Club House, and will be
sold without reserve, on account only of
the owner not having tbe leisure for
E. P. ADAMS & Co.,
101 lit Auctioneers.
rpHE Ilrm of Avery & Palmer is dis-
JL solved this day, by mutual consent.
11. l'J. AVl'Jltl,
.1. A. PALMER.
Honolulu, December 1, lbSj.
Tlie business of the late dim will be
continued by J. A. PALMER til the old
stand. ISO at
Hy order of CD. Preeth, Adminis
tMlorof the Estate of Charles Lai hell,
decoissed, 1 am iiibtrueled to bell at pub
lic auction, on the premises, at Kane,
ohe, Koolau, on
PIUDAY, December 4th,
at 11 a.m.; the Pergonal Ellocts of said
Estute, consisting of
Poultry, Saddles, Hrldlcs, 1 Douhlcbar.
rel lireech-loading Gun, Household
Furniture, Redd lug, Mattrahses,
and sundry other articles too numerous
to mention. 2?" Tonus cash.
LEWIS J. LEVEY,
100 21 Auctioneer.
SBLK CULTURE i
My Hook of Intti uctlon,
"SILK AND THE SILK WORM,"
Gives all neeestnry information.
Iri'if Twc'nty-riw Yutn )i'r '(iy.
Bilk Worm Eggt, Reels, Trees, Cut.
tings, Seids, &o., lor sale at tho very
lowest niaiket rates.
Thermometer and Barometer Combined
For uso of Silk Ralseic, free hy mnii
only 75 cents.
I will Lo pleased to give infounatioii
to correspondents who apply by letter,
inclosing two-cent stamp lor reply.
HlKM'imt'ii Jlox'H r VnrooiiH Ar Itetl
cil Nllk. art C'tntH.i
None but articles of tho Writ quality sold
Address nil communications to
Miss Nellie Lincoln Rossiior,
Practical Silk Cultuilst,
New Lisbon, Uuillnglon Co.
JNO. A. PALMER,
General Agesit and Broker,
Will Attend to any Business entrusted to him.
Collections made. Quarterly ; Bills uiatk,
Real Estate Nought and Sold, (Jti-tnm llousu Vi ork attended to,
Houses and Rooms Rented, Goods entered and tmiMfend to Inter.
Olllee v ork done, Ishind rtenmurs,
Correspondence attended Io, Purchases made,
Books and Accounts kept, CmnmiS'douH or inciy idnil c.wiitod.
Steamer pas-age mtui-mI, etc.. elo., dr..
OlJiee, No. (5(5 Fori Street, Honolulu, IF. I.,
COT Mutual Telephone No. liill. 183 lw
H. F. DlI.LINOlIAM,
President and Mnnngci.
Pacific Hardware Company,
Successors to Dillingham & Co. and Samuel Nott.
Pieparntory to stock taking, wo oiler a large line oT Tinwnie suitable for
countiy and retail stoics at
Greatly T5.cclncecl Prices !
ColTee Pot, Tea Pols, Tea Keiths, Tin Palls, Tin Lanterns, Milk Cans, Milk Pall",
Dish Pans, Milk Pans, Biking Pans, Bung Dippers, Strainers, Pie Plnles, ete.
WEST, DOW & CO.,
Just deceived, ox Alniiieilr, a
Large Assortment of Furniture !
including Light and Dark Cedar and Ash Bedroom Sets, and full
size Beilsleuls, assorted woods; Ash Cotlasio, Nni.se and
assoitcd Dining room and Baby Chairs.
will arrive on next steamer.
ZST" We have, also, on hand, in addition to our usual stock, a large assort,
meat of Pancy Goods, Tojs and Picture Mouldings. 189
NEW LOT OF
ALL. - 0rE:3 'ESBZIBXtOIEMEHEfcY
Just Opened at
CHARLES J. FISHEL'S
NEW STORE, "
Corner Fort and Hotel Streets.
E. MclEMTYRE & BRO..
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IX
Groceries, Provisions and Feed,
EAST CORNER FORT AND KING STREETS.
New Goads recolvcd by ovcry Packet from the Ens tern Stales and Europe
Fich California Pioducoliy every Steamer. All ciders faithfully attended Io
and Good delivered to any part ot the city free of charge. Island oiders coll.
cited. Satisfaction guaranteed. Post Olllee Box 115. Telephone No. 03. 1C8 ly
(Fonnerly with Sumuel Nott).
Importer ami Dealer in
STOVES, CHANDELIERS, LAMPS,
CROCKERY, GLASSWARE, HOUSE FURNISHING HARDWARE
AGATE IRON AND TINWARE.
Agent Hall's Safe and Lock Company.
Beaver Block, - Fort Street.
J2T Store formerly occupied by S. NOT!', opposite Sprcckela & Co.'a Bank, -a
New Light on the Subject !
JUST RECEIVED, FROM BOSTON, EX BARK MARTHA DAVIS,
Downer's Kerosene Oil : : : : 150
Electric Kerosene Oil : : : : : 1500
Superior Kerosene Oil : : : : 1300
All the above Oil is viti:su and aoon, and will bo sold at rotull or In
lots to suit, at low lutes. Also,
OASES 8 CARD MATCHES,
OF SUPERIOR QUALITY. Besides the above, a largo variety of Eastern
Goods used by all Stores nnd Plantations, all of which will bo sold ut rcasonnblo
prices by (1801m) E. 0. HALL & SON, (Limited),
J.s. G. Si'UNcr.n,
Sect et in y and Treasurer.
NEW GOODS !
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