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MONDAY, FEB. 1, 1880.
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Artificial irrigation is one of the
matters receiving most earnest
attention in Victoria, Australia, at
this present time. Kecenlly a dele
gation from the Victorian Irrigation
Convention waited upon Jlr. Ser
vice, the Premier of the Colony,
and asked him to proceed with the
erection of a weir and canals, which
would water something over a
million of acres comprised in three
adjoining localities. It was pro
posed that " the Stale should pro
vide the necessary capital, and that
interest should bo levied in a pro
gressive manner, beginning at a
nominal rate, and increasing as the
woiks developed, until the caily
arrears could be paid off and a
sinking fund established." Mr.
Service, in replying to the deputa
tion, expressed thorough apprecia
tion of the importance of the work
of irrigation and water conservation,
and said that, although nothing
could be done this session, the Gov
ernment proposed to make a bill
for those works their piincipal
measure in the next parliament.
An anonymous contributor in the
Australasian ably discusses the
feasibility of irrigating the province
of Uiverina. His arguments to
show the immense importance of
bestowing water upon a dry but
fcitile soil, also many of the points
lie establishes as to the practicabi
lity of conferring that boon upon
his own country, arc closely appli
cable to the case of these Islands.
When lie laments the wealth running
in waste from the mountains to the
sea, our people have equal grounds
for joining in his complaint. His
demonstration of the feasibility of
inigation works on the streams and
mountain gorges of Kiverina can be
paralleled, we arc assured, by the
piomoters of the Oahu colonization
scheme in respect to the lands they
have placed in the market. To
show that water conservation is pos
sible, where the conditions aie
present, without costing more than
it is worth, this writer adduces the
case of a reservoir just completed
in Tasmania at a cost of $-12,fJ00,
the cost of storage being only 65.02
per million gallons. He cites
another Tasmanian instance, where,
by the co-operation of a few land
pioprictors, water storage has sup
plied a laigu area with hrigation
for half a century. Applying these
and similar examples to the case of
his own country, he" bays, " If by
the construction of such works on
the Uivciine streams a moderate
portion of the province could be
partially irrigated, the benefit
derircd by the country would be so
great that all the gold ever dug
from Australian mines would be in
significant in comparison." Hcfer
ring to the means to be adopted, he
concludes that, "however per
formed, thcro is no doubt the opera
tion would be a financial success, as
all such works have over proved
where water is supplied to a fertile
soil in a warm climate." Great
stress is laid upon the vastly superior
advantago of agricultural as com
pared with merely pastoral com
munities as the environment of
towns. Old-established towns arc
mentioned which, burrounded by
sparsely populated pastoral lands,
are half-dead and altogether dreary,
while infant towns, in the center of
well-peopled agricultural districts,
are nourishing and making rapid
progress. This testimony should be
thoughtfully considered and remem
bered by the capitalists of Honolulu.
It affords support to the arguments
this journal has put forward, from
time to time, in advocating the
supreme importance to tho city and
the kingdom of having all available
and reclaimablc lands on this island
and the group settled with an in
dustrious population. Artificial ini
gation is pronounced, by persons
who have investigated tho matter
with a practical object, to bo feasible
on this island for bringing huge
tracts of fertile land under cultiva
tion. While there is not the slight
est prospect of tho state being able,
within any near period, to provide
a loau for that purpose, as the Gov
ernment of Victoria promises to do
for il3,pcoplc, w hcliovo IJiat thcro
aro men in lute city possessed of in
fluence and means sulllcirnt to cn
8U re the success of the scheme set
on foot by a few of their enterpris
ing fellow-citizens. It is their duty,
and wc consider it would bo to
their great advantage, lo closely
examine this yrc.it project, instead
of averting their faces therefrom,
and dismissing it from their minds
without, investigation as a mere
speculative land deal. In iev of
the country's present dependence
upon the comparatively small poition
of the land under sugar cultivation,
and of the fact that some of the
most profitable areas have been
made cultivable by artificial irri
gation, it is surely incumbent
upon our capitalists to ascer
tain the practicability of lcclaim
ing other tracts by tlte same means
and thus adding to the country's re
sources. In California the system
has been tested with most satisfac
tory results, and is being vigorously
extended over laigc areas that, too,
while vast regions of virgin boil
watered by nature arc still unoccu
pied in the nation's domain. A des
patch from Merced in that State,
dated Jan. 8th, sa3's the great enter
prise at that place is the Merced
irrigating canal, upon which
work is being pushed day and night
so as to have it completed ready to
let the water through in April. As
wc have seen, the Australian Colo
nies arc not afraid to incur heavy
state obligations in providing their
people witli the same means of land
reclamation. In view of these ex
amples, it can only bo regarded as
culpable negligence on the part of
those having a stake in these Islands,
with means to invest in the develop
ment of their resources, or influence
to attract capital hither, if they do
not avail themselves of the oppor
tunities piescnted, to at least ex
amine the details of a pioject that
promises huge benefits to the king
dom and its capital by the reclama
tion of extensive tracts, and the
settlement of those, together with
lauds already fit for cultivation, with
a population of independent producers.
Papa Glad to see you to-morrow
evening. My daughter Alice will
sing and Beatrice will recite to us a
new poem she's composed. We
sup at 1). Young Man Thanks:
You're very kind. 'Most happy.
I'll be with you at !).
Champoireau is invited by acci
dent to dinner at a better house than
he is accustomed to, and is served
w ilh a bottle of wine which he finds
exquisite. "That has been bottled
fourteen years," says the master of
the house," Chanipohcau finishes
the bottle and says, with a sigh:
"It is very small for its age."
The Birmingham Medical Review
tells of an old Highlander who was
ordered by his doctor not to exceed
two ounces of spirits daily. Ho
asked his son how much liquor that
was. "Sixteen drams," was the
reply. "What a guid doctor," said
the Highlander. "Hun and tell
Donald Mcdavish and Big John
to come doon the nicht."
Fnr.sn Mince Pies daily from nnd
after date at Mellcr & Ilalbo's Con
Pni:sii Cream Cakes and Eilairs
daily from and after date at Mellcr
& Halbe's Confectionery. 177
Tjib driveis of the UNITED CAK
RIAGE CO. make no extra charge
for their carriages when called by
telephone. When you want a com
fortable carriage, ring up 290.
A vi:uy comprehensive and classi
fied business director' for Honolulu
is furnished in the business cards on
the outside pages of the Bumxtik,
supplemented by tho advertisements
of regular and transient patrons on
every page. 231 tf.
Fnon the time of its organization
up to January 1, 1885, tho Mutual
Life Insurance Company has paid to
policy holders the sum of S21G,0!)i,
209, which is $103,021,072 larger
than the amount paid by any other
company, and is 21.5 percent, of
tho whole amount paid to policy
holders by tho twenty-two compa
nies. Up to January 1, 1885, this
Company has invested for policy
holders the sum of $103,870,179,
which is $13,811,253 larger than the
amount invested by any other com
pany, nnd is 23.3 percent of the
total amount invested for policy
holders by tho above-mentioned
companies. Hon. S. G. Wilder is
agent of the above company for the
A LADY'S SIDE-SADDLE,
almost new. Apply to
CO lw 101 FoU Street.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jnnunry 1il, l.Vft.
Messrs. W. B. Wilshiro & Co., Agents '
MacNEALE & URBAN SAFES,
206 California Street, San Francisco, Cal.
GhNTLi:.Mi:x: In leply to your inquiry concerning the opening of the Burglar,
pioof Chest in tho sate in the olllcc of the Olcrk of tho Supreme Court now so
well known us THE MCCARTHY SAFE I will My thai I took chargo of the
ofllco on Wednesday, the (itli Inst. For some dnys previous uniiiccussful attempts
lintl been intuit) by various experts to pick the lock. On Thursday, further, similar
dibits wennnnde, with tho same result, by Mr. Ensign and other noted epcits,
ALL OF WHOM FINALLY DECLARED THAT THE LOOK COULD NOT
HE PICKED, and that the safe must ho opened by force.
On Friday I employed tho c.pcrt of one of your competitor.', who did fultlifnl
and honest work for that purpose.
On Saturday morning work was begun, and this mornlnj; (Wednesday) FOUR
DAYS AFTER, tho expert succeeded hi drilling through the door nnd opening the
I consider It wns an cxtnioidlniuily sevcro test, much beyond what a burglar
could possibly employ under nny circumstances, nnd can nsuro It has inspired mc
with the highest confidence hi the security of your Ringlnr-Proof Safes, and that
YOUR LOCKS AHE PIOK-FROOF-AGAINST THE BEST EXPERTS.
After working for some hours on the lock, one expert snld ho had found thnl
V was one letter' and another that C was one. On examination, neither of these
letters appeared in thy combination. Yours truly,
.1. D. Sl'ENCEE, Clerk of Siipiemc Couit.
EST The above v.iis a No, 3 MacNEALE & UltlJAN Fire nnd llurglar Safe.
P.O. BOX 315.
!. E, Wl&EGWA
General Business Agent,
Real Estate Agent,
Wildcr's Steamship Agent,
Great Burlington Rallioad Agent
C. K. MILLER,
General Business & Purchasing Agent.
My most faithful attention will bo
gien for the
Purchase of Merchandise
in Honolulu for tho residents of the
u'JJ beveinl Islands of this group, ly
1 WINDMILL, 10ft. diameter, com
i plcte, with Composition Pump and
Fr.ime.woik, 14ft. high. 1 1,000-l'iiIIiui
Wooden Tank (nearly new) and Fr.imo
for same, 7ft. high, nil in good order.
Also, :J00 feet, moio or 1i-"b, of af Gnl.
vnni.ed Pipe, second Intnl. Apply to
Buj.m.ti.v Olllcc. :id iw
Annual Meeting Notice.
THE Aununl Meeting of C. lb ewer &
Co. will be held at their olllcc,
Honolulu, on Wl'.DNESDAY, Fibiuary
, 1880, at 10 o'clock a.m.
210 td J. O. CARTER, Sici clary.
Annual Meeting1 Notice.
THE Annual Meeting of tho Hawaii
an Rnmic Compan.v (Limited), will
bo held at the ofllco of -A. J. Caitwrighl,
Esq., Kanhumnun Street, on MONDAY,
Fcbiuory 8, 1S80, at 10 o'clock a.m.
34 2w W. P. ALLEN, Setfy.
Election of Officers.
AT the Aununl Meeting of tho E.tst
Mnul Plantation Company, held
on tho 20th January, 1880, tho following
olllccrs wcio duly elected for the cur.
Coi.. Wit, P. Aims President
J. En. Hoffmann Vice-President
P. C. Jones Secretary & Trcasui er
Coi.. Wm. P. Allen Auditor
Director: Col. Win. P. Allen, Hon. C.
It. Bishop nml l C. Jonc3.
J. O. CARTER,
Scc'y pto tern E. Maui Plantation Co,
HAVING been appointed by tho
Supremo Cotnt In Probate loin,
porary Administrators of tho Estato of
Ahtinn, otherwise LccngTat Pio, Into of
Waiahui, of tho Island of Oahu, tic.
ceased, wo heroby notify nil ci editors
of tho said Aliunn to picscut tl.olr
claims against the said Estate, and all
persons owing to tho said Estato to
mako immediate payment to us, at tho
ofllco of 31. S. Grlnbauni & Co., In
Honolulu. January 1(1, 1880. 27 tw
S. M. CARTER,
Wood and Coal Merchant,
No, 83 King Street. Telephone
Number, In both Companies, 187.
Wood and Coal Orders ajp hoioby
solicited, nnd will bo dellveicd at any
locality within tho city limits.
Departure Bay Coal, Newcastle
Coal and Charcoal.
Hard and Soft Wood, Sawed and Split,
always on hard, and sold in
234 quantities to suit. tf
C. O. BERGER,
General Agent for tho Ha.vallnu Islands.
Honolulu, IT. I.
Cii-lmn llnusri Biokcr,
Mairigor IIi .w.llin Opera House,
Fire and Lllo Insurance Agent,
Queen St., next Bulletin OlBcc.
Horses broken to Sad
dle and Harness,
Horses boarded by tho
day, week, or month,
Horses Clipped. EST Telephone 181.
THE Premises on Punchbowl Sticet,
hcrctoforo acctiplcd by tho Ger
man Club, consisting of Club House,
Bowling Alley and c.Mensivo grounds
well laid out. Entrance from Punch
bowl and Eniina Streets. Apply to
II. A. WIDEMANN,
207 if or J. P. HACKFELD.
.o. & AtlnniH litiiie.
!! ilo iljt'il uniI pressed,
i'l'iitlitrs cleaned and curled,
Nnlie .tius sewed in nil tho latest
Lu-koiir ghen in thirty-six kinds of
fnticy woik, with tl rawing nnd painting,
Orders taken for nil kluds of cmlroi-
XtiNliioimljle Clonic and
Coiner of Alakca & King Sts.
Feathers Cleaned and Dyed.
Canned Ox Tonpe,
OA.iv:NJEr ii3Eir &
BEEF IN KE
Each 1001 lis. For sale by
H. Hackfeld & Co.
Estate of T, E. Krouso.
THE undcisigncd, having been elect,
ed assignee ol tho above estate,
heioby requests all persons indebted to
this estato to pay immediately, and nil
persons having claims against this
estate to send their bills Immediately to
T. R. LUCAS.
Honolulu, Jan. 29, 1830. US Ow
FOR SALE CHEAP.
f HANDSOME Brownoll 2-scatcd
JL Canopy-top Cnrringo, leather upbol.
stored, with polo shafts, curtains, lamps,
etc., complete. This carriage Is nearly
now, nnd, having had tho best of care,
Is consequently in perfect order; 1
stylish sitlc-bar piano. box Top Baggy,
also in perfect oidcr; 1 Brewster end
spring Open Buggy; 1 lino Bet single
strap haud-mado Harness with solid
rubber mountings suitable for a largo
Carriage; 2 light Sots slngle-stiop bar
ness, lubber mounted; 1 English Saddle,
biidle nnd martingale; 1 large sound
family or road Horso, kind In every par
llcular and Btifo for a lady to drive; 1
buy Filly, 2 years old, sired by Cator ; 1
lino young Cow (5 years old), part
Devon and part Jersey, to calve in
March; 2 heifers, 1 and 2 yenis ojd, fioin
above cow, by 10th Duke of Manchester.
The above property Is all In tho best of
order and will be sold cheap. Apply to
S. P. GRAHAM & (Jo.,
28 tf 83 King Street.
nAiiM&& ' i
Am Aim ,
si! ml vSwu illi
HIJL III I 'IMVt .- v 'UioUll
so, send mo 20 yards. It is the FINEST MATERIAL I
have over seen for the Money."
" Quite right. It's below value 1"
OOI-3BY3E3 ! "
Corner of Fort & Merchant Streets,
Has just opened out n large and carefully selected stock of
Gent's Fine Furnishing Goods,
Cuslom-Mado Clothing, and Hats and Caps
111 all tie Latest Styles aii Pattens.
E3J" I'.titiouhir intention Is called to an elegant line of Oent's Neckwear.
P. O. Box 207.
LEWIS & CO., GROCERS,
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
WV mul Of Hotel Street,
Just received, ex O S S Co.'s steamer St. Paul,
Apples, Pears, Dried Figs, Dried Dates, Dried Apples,
Dried Pcathe, Dried Cherries, Dried Pitted Plums, Dried Piuncs, Swiss Cliccso,
Oregon Cream Cheese, Edam Cheese, Cala. Cheese, Smoked Sausages, Smoked
Tongues, Smoked Beef, Soused Tongues, Kits Salmon Bellies, Kits Mackerel,
ivegs .uuiiKers, u.ua. Ban rorK. Kegs uai.i. Family uorncti ueet, ltegs Bait
Water Cucumbers, Kegs Saner Kraut, Kegs Holland Herrings, Sicily Lemons,
Eastern Codfish, Boneless Codfish, Stone Jars Soused Pigs Feet,
A Nice Assortment of Biscuits,
Graham Wafers, Oaten Flakes, Sea Foam Wnfers, Peack and Frcan, Raspberry
Wafers, Burton & Geistcrs Salad Oil, Duret Salad Oil, Crosso & Blackwelrs
Salad Oil, Cala. Olivo Oil, Russian Qnrdcllcs, Russian Caviar, French Eating
Chocolate, Instantaneous Chocolate,
A Pine Lot of Gala. Potatoes and Onions,
20 All of which are offered at low prices.
NOTICE TO TJEi.EJ
Ladies and Gentlemen of Honolulu.
THE FIRM OP
TEMPLE OP FASHION !
Aio retiring from tho Clothing, Gents Furnlsh'ng and Hat business, in
order to make room for tkolr largo Importations of
DRY GOODS, DRY GOODS,
And oiler for sale at exceptional and genulno bargains their cntlro
t unsurpassed Stook of
Men's, Youth's and Hoys'
Suits, Hats, Caps, etc., etc.
The irnny friends of our Mr. S. COHN will bo glad to loam that bo bus re
turned from San Finnoisco and wllll conduct and superintend this Clearanco Bnlo
personally, which alono Is a guarantco to our many patrons of its genuineness,
Come and Secure Your Bargains, No
Reasonable Offer Refused.
F.S lit:: I YOU, 31 It. TlSJiEL?
" Have you any more of
that brown JERSEY clotli
(loul)le width, such as you
sold to Mrs. Jenlcinsoii yes
terday for 81 50 a yard ? Tf
S. COHN & CO.,
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