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70 ; Insfeetoi s vf Election in the sev
out Visit ict vf the Kingdomi
Inquiries having been made whether
persons who nre exempt from the pay
ment of personal tuxes by reason of ho.
Ing clergymen, tenchers, pupils In High
Schools, firemen, &c, or by reason of
being over the age of sixty years or
whose taxes have been excused by the
Assessor on account ol Intlimlty or
povnty, me allowed by law to vole at
the Election for Kcpie-itiitatlvcs.
. It l.s my opinion that all piich poisons
arc entitled to Mile. The Tax Collector
should IsMie to ench such person a tax
receipt with the words "Qualified to
Vote" upon it, which he must sign and
In place of the amount of taxes he mint
write " exempt" or "excused." On the
presentation of this Tax Receipt to the
inspectors of Election at their sessions
picvioiis to the election, the name of the
voter must be put on the list of voters
und the ltecolpt irtuincd to the voter.
At the general Election to be held on
the 8rd February, 18S0, the votes of such
persons must be received, unless dial
lenged for other reaons.
Honolulu, January 13, 1830. ii-! 1
BISHOP & Co., BANKEKS
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands
Draw Exchange on the
JBunlc ol Culilbriiiu, S. IT.
And their agents In
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Messrs. N. M.Ilothschlld &Hon, London.
The Commercial Hank Co., of Sydney,
The Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
The Bank of New Zealand: Auckland,
Christchurch, and "Wellington.
The Bank of British Columbia, Vic
toria, 11. C. aud Portland, Or.
Transact a General Banking Business.
lw gnilg giUUiin,
Fledged to neither Beet nor Party.
Bat established for the benefit of nil.
MONDAY, JAN. 18. 1880.
The utterances of this morning's
Advertiser afford the strongest pos
sible proofs of the hollowncss of the
pleas upon v hich the party hacks of
the Government- hope to maintain
their crip upon the vitals of this
Kingdom. The public arc, by this
time, fully prepared for any amount
of buncombe in tile columns of that
sheet, especially when the cause of
the political and commercial mono
polists of this Kingdom needs to be
boomed. The "Campaign Notes"
of this morning, -which in plain
English would be more appropriately
hoaded "Campaign Ilosh," aic
heavily charged with slanderous
criticism on the business transactions
of certain private firms in the city.
These transactions the Advertiser,
with' that unscrupulous disregard of
truth and honest' for which it has
won a most unenviable notoriety,
wilfully and knowingly misrepre
sents, and employs to further the
dc&picable hcheines of that political
abortion, yclept " the Natioual
rarty." As specimens of the cam
paign bosh emanating from that
paper, we quote:
t (1) "The fact that the men who
'faro'iinding money to elect the Oppo
sition ticket at this election are dis
criminating against American ship
ping cannot be denied. Uy so doing,
they aic imperilling the treaty."
(2) "They are chaiteiing the
British ships to carry their sugar to
the Coast, and will compel the
t United States Government by their
greed to give notice of the termina
tion of the Reciprocity Treaty."
(!i) "Thu Ilcspcr, a fine American
vessel, leaves in a day or two for the
Coast, in ballast, as docs also the
Amelia, an American bark. The
British bark Victoria Cioss, on the
other hand, lias secured a full cargo
at about half ruling rates."
(1) "The British steamers Zen
laudia aud Australia arc furnished
with freight in opposition (o the
Amciicau line of steamships of the
How desperate must be the straits
to which a journal that was once "a
great newspaper" is driven, when
such rubbish as is contained in the
foregoing quotation lias to be used
for political effect. With respect to
quotation No. 1, it is only necessary
to observe that tho writer who pen
nod the words knew tho assertion to
be destitute of tho csocntinl clement
of truth. It would, Indeed, be a
sufficient answer to such a state
ment to remind the Advertiser peo
ple of (he propriety of minding
their own business. The firms re
ferred to doubtless transacted busi
ness before the Advertiser had an
existence, and probably never found
it necessary to consult newspaper
editors about the management of
their affairs. But, to lay bare the miser
able scheme by which the Govern
mentorgan strives to tlirowdustin the
ejes of the American as well as tho
Hawaiian people, we shall state a
few facts, from which the public,
with the Advertiser in ono hand, and
these facts in the other, can, if they
choose, form an opinion upon the
" discrimination " question. In the
Advertiser of Jan. 10th, under the
heading, "Foreign Vessels in Port,"
there appear, 1 German, 1 British,
1 Norwegian, 1 Hawaiian and seven
American vessels. Of the seven
American vessels, live arc for sugar,
one, as the Advertiser saj'8, went in
ballast, and one, as the Advertiser
is careful not to say, is in the lumber
trade, and never carries sugar. The
Victoria Cross secured a cargo sim
ply by being in poit at the right
time to take it. The Ilcspcr left in
ballast because the cargo for which
the agents were negotiating with her
to carry was not ready, and the
vessel could not or would not wait
for it. That is "discrimination"
with a vengeance. If the Advertiser
writer had informed the public that
the Sprockets' firm year by year and
month by month, have been "char
tering British vessels to carry their
sugar to the Coast," he would have
made himself famous by uttering
one plain truth, all on the same day;
but because such an intimation
would be matter of fact, it is safe to
predict that it never will appear in
the columns of that paper until the
exigencies of political misrepresenta
tion render its publication necessary.
At the same time, the "organ"
ought to blow a strong blast into
the car of its masters that "by so
doing, they arc imperilling the
Treaty!" And while our contem
porary assumes to be in fighting
trim on "discrimination," it may
be vell to invite his attention to the
fact that insurance companies aro
very wealthy and inlluential bodies,
and that, doubtless, many members
of Congress are personally interested
in their success, for which reason,
lie must also remind his employers,
the Messrs. Sprcckels, that by in
suring the great bulk of their sugars
in English companies, they arc "dis
criminating" against Amciicau insur
ance, and "imperilling the Treaty 1"
With respect to quotation No. !,
above, the statement is true in
words, but false in the impression
meant to be conveyed. It is true
that the Zealandia add Australia re
ceive sugar in preference to the
Oceanic Company's btcamers; and
for the best of all reasons, namely,
that the sugars were offered the
Oceanic Company's steamers, but
declined, except on terms dictated
by the company ; hence the shippers,
not having the fear of the morning
Advertiser before their eyes, en
tered into.lcgitimate business engage
ments with other parties. The false
intention of the "Advertiser's" re
ference to these transactions is ap
parent in the manifest insinuation
that the "discrimination" is in favor
of "British" as against "American"
Our contemporary would do well,
in future, to bear in mind the fact
that however sure n grip the Oceanic
Steamship Company may have on
thu Cabinet and commerce of this
Kingdom, it is too much for either
the company or its goosc-quill cham
pion to claim for it a monopoly of
the Pacific Ocean. British ships, as
well as ships of other nations, will
persist in coming here and making
contracts for freight whether the
"party of immoral ideas" likes it or
not. Ono of the shippers by tho
Zcalnndia and Australia, in answer
to an enquiry this morning, said,
"One good turn deserves another;
the Britishers in the Colonies sub
sidized an American line of steamers
to carry the mails, hence wo recipro
cate the compliment by patronizing
British vessels." The foregoing
statement of facts amply demon
strates the Advertiser's "notes" of
this morning to be neither more nor
less than unmitigated nonsense.
The Government party is display
ing ti fatal preferences for boom- J
crang arguments. I hoy all come
back upon tlicm with redoubled
force. This is the case with the in
judicious and unpatriotic cry. of
damage to the treaty they have
raised against the Opposition, also
with their attack on Mr. Marques
for having employed Chinese woik-
Tho Government meeting at the
Fish Market on Saturday afternoon
did not issue in much consolation
for (lint party. An unpretentious
native Opposionist in n scarlet
blouse look the audience right away
from Mr. Kent), the man who sold
his independence for a poi contract,
and held the stump for a quarter of
an hour amidst great cheering. Mr.
J. T. Baker alone of the Govern
ment speakers kept the natives in
good humor with his natural wit,
but his politics were so nonsensical
that they could have imposed upon
not even the simplest-minded audi
tor. Mr. Poepoe, a sort of inde
pendent Government supporter, was
candid onough to admit tlie responsi
bility of the Ministry for the gold
lav? that his comrades denounced.
THE REFORMATORY SCHOOL.
i.UTTKit ntoM Tin: I'liixcuui..
Editor Buuxtix: I feel it my
duty to correct coitain statements in
a paper on the Reformatory School,
read by Rev. C. E. Groscr at the
recent meeting of the Teachers'
Convention, and published in your
columns. The inaccuracies relating
to the constitution of the institution
I do not consider myself called upon
to rectify. Nor do I express an
opinion respecting the suggested
changes and additions. But certain
references to the actual working of
the school and its results being cal
culated to produce false impressions
on those not otherwise informed,
and, as a matter of fact, knowing
such impressions to have been
created in the minds of some who
heard the paper read and of others
who have read it for themselves,
whatever might have been the inten
tion of the writer, I should be doing
a wrong to the institution by allow
ing these impressions and the state
ments producing them to remain un
It is an injustice to the native
warder to say that hr is "asleep half
tho time" when supposed to be on
watch in the yard, and the intima
tion that he "only" is "left in over
sight" is misleading. As a matter
of fact, I myself am seldom absent
from the yard many minutes to
gether during play hours.
It would appear that no "pro
vision of proper amusement" is
made for tho boys, hence the sug
gestion "to give tlicm a chance to
jila' base ball or cricket, foot ball,
kite-Hying, marbles and the like, and
sonic bright books with interesting
pictures, for an hour in the even
ing." Now, there is nothing new
in this catalogue: all these things
the boys have, and more. That bat
and ball was not tho first they ever
had, by very many. Moreover, it
has been my custom on all public
holidays, when not absent in charge
of the band, to organise and per
sonally supervise sports for their
Certainly the boys "must not bo
treated as vagabonds, dressed, fed
and neglected as such." Neither
arc they, nor have they been at any
time, so treated, dressed, fed and
neglected. Unless blue denim be
the distinctive badge of vagabonds ;
or good poi, No. 1 rice, No. 1 sugar,
fresh beef, the best salmon the
market affords, fresh fish on Sun
days when procurable, with coffee
and cake on public holidays, and an
occasional roast pig, constitute the
food of vagabonds ; or cleaning the
heads and combing the hair of the
small boys with my own hands bo
understood to mean the treatment
nnd neglect of vagabonds.
Tho amount of moral and reli
gious exercises and training is under
estimated. "The nightly repetition
of the Lord's Prayer, n weekly visit
for a half an hour from the Roman
priest, and an occasional visit to the
Kaumakapili Church," do not make
the sum total. True, the fact of
Mr. Groscr, a clergyman, having
charge of tho school room has in
duced a relaxation of efforts in that
direction from myself and others.
Formerly a native clergyman came
regularly Sunday afternoons; also
two or threo young men to hold
Sunday school. It was my practice
to open and close school with devo
tional exercises, and a half an hour
Unco days of the week was given to
moral instruction. Since-Mr. Groser
has been hero 1 havo left that work
to him, thinking it more in his line,
Tho reason assigned for rclingulsh
ing the Sunday evening service is
not satisfactory to mc. Thero
sliould be no difficulty in maintain
ing discipline. I should find none
under similar circumstances.
The impression is convoyed that
u young boy is here subjected to
influences which aro sure to make
him worse instead of better. This
I deny. 1 doubt if a boy was ever
committed to this institution whose
surroundings were not bclleicd
thcicby, and in a large majority of
cases reformation is the lcsult. The
boy alluded to as "ono of tho best
boys in the school" came here witli
a bad record, was very troublesome
for a while, was ultimately appren
ticed to a trade in Honolulu, was
returned after n few months as in
corrigible, and has been here ever
since. That boy is now unques
tionably ono of the best in the
school. Of the gcncial lcsulls of
the past ten years I am not ashamed.
More than ninety percent of the
boys who have left during that
period arc now living industrious
nnd respectable lives. They can bs
found in almost every walk of life,
from the pulpit down to the taro
The following sentenco near the
end of the paper seems to insinuate
that personal interest in the boys
lias been wanting, and that no one
except a icligious teacher, perhaps
a cleigynmn, is likely to supply the
vant: "But this would necessitate a
personal interest in the boys, aud
considerable attention, which I fear
only religious principle could actuate
and continue, under such disap
pointments." As a matter of fact,
the man who has had charge for the
past ten years has always mani
fested u deep pcisonal interest in
the boys: his lime and attention
have been devoted wholly to them :
for nine and a half years he was not
absent one day. Name another
public or. private servant who can
say tho same. He now feels pretty
well broken down by overwork, and
is delighted with tho prospect of
being shortly relieved.
Reform School, Jan. 1-1, 1880.
Editor Bui,i.i;tin Sir: In this
week's Advertiser I see in tho "By
Authority" column, two places only
where elections shall be held, while
the JSlelc of the same date gives
three, viz. : Waipio, Honokaa, and
Paauilo. The latter has never been
a polling place before. However,
we have no objection if the author
ities sec fit to have a dozen places
in the District, but why not publish
it in the foreign paper as well as in
the native. The names of judges
of elections also differ. The follow
ing arc the judges for Waipio as
named by the Advertiser: W. A.
Mio. Iloopii aud Alobikea; while
the Elelc names Kamahiai, Kama
kaoi and G. K. Ilelehoonua as
judges. Evidently things arc mixed
up. Is it not also time that the Tax
Collector (or Collectors, for their
names arc Legion) had a list of
names of those qualified to vote
made out? A Yotkk.
EATLY Furnished Rooms, HI Ala.
Ken strct. 2S at
Annual Meeting' Notice.
rpiIE Annual Meeting of the ICohala
JL bugur company is hereby postpon
ed fiom the 215th of January to the 0th
day of February, 188C, at 10 a.m., and
will be held at the ofllco of Messrs.
Castle & Cooke. Agents.
23 2w J. B. ATHEUTON, Sec'y.
FOR SALE CHEAP.
i HANDSOME Brownell 2-seatcd
JL Cnnopy.top Carriage, leather uphol
stered, with polo shafts, curtain, lamps,
etc., complete. This carriage is nearly
now, and, having had tho best of care,
Is consequently In perfect order; 1
stylish sidebar plano.box Top Buggy,
also in perfect order; 1 Drowsier end
spring Open Buggy; 1 flno Bet single
strap Qhaud.madc Harness with solid
rubber mountings suitablo for a large
Curriago; 2 light Sets slnglc-strap bar
ness, rubber mounted; 1 English Saddle,
bridle and martingale; 1 large sound
family or road Horse, kiud in every par
tlcular and snfo for a lady to drive; 1
bay Filly, 2 years old, sired by Cator; 1
lino young Cow (5 years old), part
Devon and part Jersey, to calvu in
March; 2 heifers, 1 and 2 years old, from
Above cow, by l'Jih Duke of Manchester.
Tho above pioperly is all in the best of
order and will be sold cheap. Apply to
S. F. GltAHAM & Co.,
28 tf 82 King Stroet.
LOST or STOLEN.
FROM my hmibo at No. 121 Mauna.
kea Street, on Friday night last,
January lBtb, my Bank Book. The
bank has been notified of tho same.
The finder will bo i awarded on return
ing thu samu to the undersigned.
JOHN ALLEN (Chinaman).
Honolulu, Jan. 10, 18S0. 27 2t
To Rent Furnished,
ANEW House on Burctunia, corner of
1'ensacola Street; contains 7 largo
rooms with furniture and cooking ar.
raugements, water, garden, etc. Will
lease to respectable paitlcs on reason
able terms. Amity to
J. E. WISEMAN,
27 lw General Business Agent.
AYOUNO Bull, C months old, filed
by Imp. Hercules, dam graded
Jersey Cow; color, black with a few
whlto snots. Is very gcntlo and will
make a largo auimal. Apply or.addrcss
J. E. WISEMAN,
37 lw General Business Agent.
wWCr fk . it
so, send me 20 yards. It is the FINEST MATERIAL I
have ever seen for the Money.''
" Quite right. It's below value !"
GOOD-BYE ! "
Corner of Fort & Merchant Streets,
Has just opened out a large aud carefully selected stock of
Gent's Fine Furnishing Goods,
Custom-Madc Clothing, nnd Hats and Caps
In all 11m Latest Styles and Pates.
C2J Particular attention is called to an elegant line of Gent's Neckwear.
NOTICE TO TJtiJE
Ladies and Gentlemen of Honolulu.
THE FIltM OF
TEMPLE OF FASHION !
Are retiring from the Clothing, Gents Furnishing and Hat business, In
order to make room for their large importations of
DRY GOODS, DRY GOODS,
And offer for sale at exceptional and genuino bargains their entire
unsurpassed Stock of
Men's, Youth's and Roys'
Suits, Hats, Gaps, etc., etc.
Tho many friends of our Mr. S. COHN will be glad to learn that he has re
turned from San Fiancisco und will! conduct nnd superintend this Clearance Sale
personally, which alone is a gutirunteo to our many patrons of its genuineness.
Come and Secure Your Bargains, No
Reasonable Offer Refused,
LEWIS & CO., GROCERS
07 uiitl OO Hotel trcct,
A Full Lino of Cross & Blackwoll's Canned Goods,
Fine Teas, Fine Teas, Fine Teas,
Staple and Fancy Groceries.
13T P. O. Box 2D7,
HAVING been appointed by tho
Supiemo Couit lu Probate tern,
porary Administrators of tho Estate of
Ahuna, otherwlso Leeng Tat Plo, lato of
Wniulua, of tho Island of O.iliu, de.
ceased, we hereby notify all creditors
of the said Ahuna to present their
claims against tho said Estate, and all
persons owing to tho bald Estato to
make immediate payment to us, at the
olllco of M. S. Grinbaum tfc Co,, In
Honolulu S. SELIG.
Honolulu. Jnnuury 10, 1880. 27 4w
IS Hint YOU, MR. FISHEL ?
" IIuvo yon any move of
Hint brown JERSEY cloth
double width, such as you
sold to Mrs. Jcnlciiison yes
terday for 1 fiO a yard ? If
S. COHN & CO.,
Telephone 240 -a
Ex AV. S. 13ovne,
For Sale at Lowest Hales, by
P. A. SCHAEFEIt & 00,
ris$S & i