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BISHOP & Co., BANKERS
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
Draw Exchange on tlio
J3milc orCaliloruin, S. If.
And their ngcnlB In
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONO.
Messrs. N. 51. RolliFchild & Bon, London
The Comincroiiil Hank Co., of Sydney,
The Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
The Hank of New Zealand: Auckland,
Chrlstchurcli, nnd Wclllimtou.
Tlio JJanK or Jirltl'ii Uoiumiiia,
1). 0., and Portland, Or.
Transact a General Hanking Business.
Fledged to neither Beet nor Tartji
lint citabliihcd for tho benefit of all,
THURSDAY, MARCH 'J., 188G.
The Chinese liuvo rights us well us
any other people. Justice and fair
play demand that those rights lie
respected. Chinamen who have
been allowed to come into the coun
try and make it their home should
bo protected. No just or fair
minded man will dispute this.
Whether it was wise policy to have
admitted them in tho first place, or
whether their coining has been bene
ficial to the country, arc questions of
n different nature. Indeed, although
wc uphold their just claim to be
treated as rational free men in a
free Christian country, and should
strenuously oppose their being dealt
with here as they have been in some
other countries, wc do not for one
moment admit that their presence in
this country in such large numbers
lias been otherwise than detrimental
to the country's best interests. True,
they have performed an important
part in developing the agricultural
resources of tho country, and con
verted malarial swamps from beds of
bulrushes and nesting places for
mud hens into beautiful fields of
waving rice ; but, be it remembered,
at the expense of demoralizing the
jiative population in localities where
these operations have been in pro
gress, and to the exclusion of people
of a newer and better civilization.
The restrictive measures recently
adopted by the Government do not
encroach upon the lights of the
Chinamen already here, and those
who may wish to come have no rights
in this kingdom to be encroached
upon. The country has a perfect
right to protect itself against an in
vasion, which, if allowed to go on,
would ultimately demolish every in
stitution and every interest not of
its own creation. The great mistake
has been in deferring restriction so
long : it should have been put in
operation years ago. Moreover,
heartily as we endorse the regula
tions already in force, wc deem them
insufllcient. Nothing, wc believe,
will bo thoroughly effective short of
absolute prohibition; or, if permit
ted to land in limited numbers,
being kept on the plantations, and
compelled to leave the country or
rc-ship at the expiration of their
The Daily Press lias expressed
an opinion on " publicity of public
business," which it is safe to say no
statesman of any country .entertains.
Following nro tho words of our con
"In representative Governments
we hold that all political matters are
so directly related to the people that
immediate publicity of all Cabinet
actions should be published for the
information of the people. Publicity
may not always prevent mischief
being worked by Administration
Cabinets and Boards, but at all
events publicity sounds the alarm
and calls attention to the danger, if
it exists. Under old forms of state
craft secrecy was considered one of
the safeguards indispensable in poli
tical affairs, but in this day and ago
secrecy is only tolerated when Cabi
net pQlicies arc absoluto and where
tho " onc-inan-power " principle is
able to delay publicity until the
wrong is committed and can only be
discussed after tlio lapse of time
when tardy Cabinet reports arc sub
mitted to a subservient Legislature.
In free countries thu case is entirely
different; so much so, in fact, that
one of the leading statesmen of the
United States once said, ' I would
not give a dime for all tho secrets
that peoplo may imagine to lie
locked up in tho United States
It is admitted that " all Cabinet
potions should bo published for tlio
information of the people," but
f Immediate publicity" is not
always expedient; indeed, is some
times subversive of 'a wiso policy
and Inutful to a nation's interests.
There is n time for making public
'' all Cabinet actions," but the time
of action is not always the proper
time for publicity. In all countries
with representative government cabi
nets sometimes have to transact
business of a nature that State Kx
pediency requires to be kept secret
until revealed in tho assembly of
representatives. Even then it is
sometimes considered premature to
announco certain " actions " that
may be in process of development.
It is no uncommon occurrence for a
Cabinet Minister in the Hritish Par
liament to rise and state in response
to an inquiry that " State considera
tions require the withholding of an
answer for the present," and such a
reply is always accepted as sulllcient
for the time being. This is done in
England, a free country with a form
of representative government that is
more directly controlled by the "peo
ple than any other government on
the globe, not excepting that of the
People, even old residents, who
confine themselves to Honolulu can
scarcely rcalizo the alarming de
crease of the aboriginal population
of the islands. The numbers are
maintained in the city at the expense
of the country. Many of the rural
districts that a few years ago were
moderately well populated by natives
arc now either almost deserted or
occupied mainly by Mongolians.
Death, in various forms, lias been
quietly but steadily doing its work,
supplemented by migration to the
capital and other centres.
At Chinkiang, in China, a dis
turbance recently arose between the.
Chinese and some American mission
aries, in which the missionaries were
rather badly abused by the Chinese.
The British Admiral, learning of the
missionaries' trouble, sent a man-of-war
for their protection, until rej
licved by an American man-of-war.
Several such instances of readiness
to help cacli other when in need have
occurred in the last few years' his
tory of the two great English-speaking
nations, which tend to bring the
two peoples of one race and one
language closer together.
A NEW SOURCE OF WEALTH.
J. S. Drury has recently received
from the East a pair of gloves, some
embroideries and specimens of
various fabrics manufactured from
the fibre of the ramie plant ; also
samples of tho yarn, or thread, of
different colors, together with some
of the fibre of ramie, decorticated,
that he sent East. Taken together,
it constitutes an interesting exhibit
and attracts considerable attention.
The manufactured fibre is of Euro
pean growth. It is the strongest
and most beautiful texile grown and
is little inferior to silk in beauty and
durability. The reason it 1ms not
been largely cultivated and exten
sively manufactured is because of
the difficult' and expense that has
hitherto attended its decortication
and preparation for use. For many
years the ingenuity of inventors has
been taxed to construct a' machine
for tlio purpose, and it is said that
more than two hnndrcd have been
patented which hare proved failures ;
but at last one has been constructed
that answers the purpose perfectly,
and a company for the manufacture
of ramie in Newark, New Jersey,
lias been organized. One of the
managers writes to Sir. Drury that
there is now a market for all the
ramie that can be produced, at prices
which for many years will bo more
remunerative than any agricultural
products now grown. He states that
the ramie produced in this State is
best that he has seen. It is enor
mously productive and attended
with no more labor and cxpenso than
alfalfa. It is grown from the roots,
anil the chief difficulty consists m
their propagation and planting.
This done, there is little subsequent
trouble. It is perennial and a field
may not require replanting in a life
time. It can bo marketed in bales,
in its natural slate, and there is no
article of commerce that will so well
bear transportation across the con
tinent. Mr. Drury is meeting with
considerable demand for roots, and
tho present year will witness tho
inauguration of its culture in this
State to increase until it is carried
on to a great extent and perhaps be
como ono of our most important re
sources. Bakerefield Californian.
The county in Florida that has
the fewest doctors has also the
smallest death-rate. Tho natives
aro trying to decide which of theso
facts is causo and which effect.
Nor York Tribune,
Wo find in tho I'all Mall Gazette
suggestions intended for the eyes of
English matrons, but which may bo
equally commended to the attention
of American mothers, minting to
tho establishment of "housekeeping
Bchools" after the pattern of thoso
InCSermany. Every gill In Germany,
be she the daughter of nobleman,
officer or small olllcial, goes, as soon
as she has finished her school edu
cation, into ono of these training
establishments. The rich go where
they pay highly. They are never
taken for less than a year, and every
month has its appropriate work:
Preserving of fruits and laying down
meats, the care of eggs and butter,
tho preservation of woolen clothes,
repairing of household linen, etc.
Resides these general branches of
housewifery, they are taught cook
ing, clear starching, the washing of
dishes, the care of silverware and
glass, dusting and sweeping, laying
of a table and serving in brief, all
the duties which will fall to their
own lot or to the servants whom
they employ. As a result, the men
age of a German matron is perfec
tion, according to German ideas.
Now England Magazine.
A sailor returned from Annam
and Tonquin is feted by his friends,
to whom he recounts his adventures.
"Did you see the King of Annam?"
inquired one of his admiring friends.
"No, and it is very lucky for mo
that I didn't; for, according to thu
law of that country, the first time a
person looks on the King lie is be
headed ; for the second offense he is
LADIES, ATTENTION 1
The Ladies' Bazaar
Wlf.I. OPEN ON
SATURDAY, 2lnr. rtli,
WITH A CHOICE STOCK OV
at 09 Hotel Street, next door to
Lewis Ss Co.
has charge of
At ihc residence of Mr. E. F. Lyman,
No. CO Merchant Street, corner
of Alukca Street,
On TUESDAY, Mar. 30th,
at 10 a.m., will be sold, the
Honsehoia Fnutoo, viz:
4 Hedroom Sets, 2 Single Beds,
Spring Mattrnsc, li Mosquito Nets,
Pillows, etc., Centre Tabic, Corner
Brackets, Chairs and Dining Table,
Door Mats, Cartoon, Books, Coal Oil,
Stovo nnd Kitchen Furniture,
Crockery and Glass, Bath Tub,
Verandah Chairs, Lamps, etc.
W. S. LUCE,
Wine & Spirit Merchant,
Has opened nnd keeps on hand, nil
which ho o tiers to tho Trade at as low
figures as they can bo had elsewhere In
tho city ; nnd will shortly receive several
hitherto unknown to the Island Trade.
Special Attention to
To Wiituliinalcoi'H & Ships'
STOLEN from Captain Mist's veran
dah, Kuuanu Avenue, an ANE
ROID BAROMETER, makers' names,
Negrettl & Znmbra, London. 81 lw
STRAYED or STOLEN.
A YOUNG PEACOCK (male), tall
very short, nnd very little feathers
on neck. Tho finder will bo rowarded
on returning the snmo to
77 tO A. FERNANDEZ, King Street.
Millinery, Fancy Goods, k,
Wines & Sum
IjlVEUY Horse Owner's Cyclopedia,
li treating of Diseases nnd How to
Cure them; tho American Trotting
Horse; Breeding nnd Training, and
Records of Trotting nnd Running
Stock. K00 Illustrations nnd Engrav
ings, by Stonchcimo nnd other eminent
men. Sold by subscriptions.
85 1 .1 . M . OAT, J ft , & CO.
The White House,
Curnnr Tlilril unit llotvnril Ntn..
san niANCtseo, cai ikounu.
Mrs. .lumen X. "WliWe,
Formerly of the While House, Nun mm
Avenue, having purchased the bt. Law.
rence House, at the above address, con
tuining HO rooms, nil beautifully fur.
nlslicii, In suites and single, offers many
advautug(s to travellers to and fiom tlio
Islands. The houso Is locatul but three
squares fiom the Palace and Baldwin
Hotels. Terms very moderate. 85
COTTAGE TO LET.
In l'alama, near Mr. J. I.
Dowsett's residence, that cle
cant CottiiL'e hitherto ocou.
pled by thu owner, John Hobcllo, Willi
tine llowcr and fruit garden, stable,
etc. Terms favorable. Watci connect
ed with the grounds. Apply to
84 lin I1YMAN BROS., QuccnSt
Last Lilernry Production,
Sold only by subscription. John A.
Palmer, srle. ngent for the
84 Hawaiian Islands. lw
FOR SAN FKANCISCO.
The splendid new American
AV. S. UOWJV13,
Pa in Commander
Will havo quick despatch for tho
1ST For freight or passage apply to
F. A. SOHAEFER & Co.,
81 If Agents.
By order of J. W. McCnndlcsi, Eq.,
wc will sell at public auction, ai the
residence, cm Queen Street, next to Gov
ernment Building, nn
WEDNESDAY, Mar. 31st,
the Household Furniture, consisting of
DES. "W". Bookcase,
BV M T Table, Koa Table,
BW Carpet Hookers,
3 litgnt Chandeliers,
HW Parlor Chairs,
French Marble Clock,
BK: Walt Bedroom Set,
Oak Bedroom Set,
Mattrasses, Mosquito Nets,
Store Fixture", Crockery,
Bath Tub, Hay Cutter, Meat Safe,
And a Lot of Fowls.
81 Ot E. P. ADAMS & CO., Auct'rs.
BY a Competent Seamstress (Porta,
guese) n situation with a private
family, or Dressmaker. Apply to
M. A. GONSALVES & CO.,
G7 Hotel Street. 73
TTAVING been appointed solo Agent
New Zealand Butter,
the first shipment having just arrived
per s.s. Mararon, I have the samo to
oiler In quantities to suit at unusunlly
low rates, In packages of 1, 2 nnd 7 lbs.
hermetically sealed Tins. This article
Superior to ixny Butter
hitherto produced or offered for snlo
LEWIS J. LEVEY, Sole Agent.
17 lm 40 Queen Street.
IT affords us great pleasure to testify
that we are highly satisfied with
the lnter.lslnnd Steam Navigation Com
pany's routo to tho Volcano. Wo be.
ileve It to bo tho best and most convent
ent, and have much pleasure In recom.
mending it to tho notlco of intending
tourists. Wo have looked over tho
pamphlet written about this road, nnd
everything stated in tho samo fully cor.
responds with the reality, without being
MEDOREM CRAWFORD, Oregon.
ABE BROWN, San Francisco,
ABE L. BROWN. San Francises.
runnluu, Fob. 31. 18S0. 02 tf
Haw'n Carnago Manf 'g Co.,
E.O. Hall & Son,
lnter.lslnnd S. N. Co.,
Wilder's Steamship Co.,
C. Brewer & Co.,
Wailuku Sugar Co.,
ft 00 100
L. A. THURSTON, Slock Brokei.
88 Merchant Street. 161 y
li. davis. -mm"
DAVIS & WILD
IMPORTERS AND- DEALERS IN
Staple and Fancy Groceries.
Beg to call llm attention of their patrons nnd housekeepers gener.
ally to the varied assortment of their .
Excellent New Stock !
Which Is constantly replenished by every vessel arriving from the States
mid Europe, selected with special caio lo cater lo the recognized critical
taste of local patronage.
Groceries and Provisions
In every variety of dctill.
MACONDRAY & CO.'H finest Green nnd Black Teas;
American anil EdiM Tie Luxuries !
And delicacies in endless variety.
Grosso fc Blackwcll's Conserves nnd
'1 lie Celebrated Dold & Son's Bull'alo
brought to this market;
Cereals In eveiy variety In patent wcavel proof tins;
j'.vapornieu anu riucci fruits
Oysters, Fish, Vegetables and Fruits
On Ice Every Steamer.
J2T A personal inspection of our FRESH STOCK, wo believe, will result in
a keen edge lo nppetite nnd a heightened Interest In tho HOME MEAL
JUST OPENED UJ
Jersey Waists from $2 to $8;
Jersey Cloths in all Shades;
Ladies' Untrimmed Hats, the latest Styles;
Ornaments, All-Over Lace,
And a Fine Line of Trunks,
STILL AHEAD !
Per Steamer Mm-ipoHa, tlio
TEMPLE OF FASHION
-will receive n lull Hue oi Hie
Latest American and English Styles of Dry Goods.
A complete and assorted Invoice of Dry Goods, comprising the latest lending
styles of Ladies and Misses' Wear; also, everything of new departure in tko Dry
Goods line; also, an excellent Stock of
Ladies and Misses' Slioes,
Fine Goods and bed-rock Prices is our motto. Everything guaranteed to ho as
represented. Our Btock is open to inspection. Everybody is invited.
The Gents' Furnishing Department
HIiiMt be Closed before the arrival of the Mariposa.
BST We have a small Mock of Men's and Boys Suits on hand which, until the at.
rival, can bo bought at less than factory prices. If you doubt, call. " Seeing is
P.O. BOX 315.
Real Estate Agent,
; .i. JJJB
In Bond or Duty Paid.
A Very Choice Lot, Fresh and Full.
Tho Best in the Market.
J. K. WILDER.
Pack I n
lug's first Grades;
, inc eiioicest
every variety of Nuts;
S. COHN & CO., Proprietors.
Honolulu, II. I.
Custom Houso Broker,
w.,,. n.L.n.. .-. .
COTTAGE TO BENT,
No. 127 Beretania Street, at
present occupied by A. Ehlers.
Possession irlvnn Vnv Ki
Eiiquiro on tho premises, or of L. WAYl
Klnnu Btreet, in rear. 73 tf
THE undersigned has moved into the
ofllco of Mr. J. E. Wiseman, where
ho will bo prepared to furnish house
hold servants, collect hills, do Anglo.
Chlneso interpreting, and a general
uiulneBS, (CD Cm BOYONO,
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