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abroad, though really of tho lenst
value to otu solves, will bo immensely
supplemented by tho iulvnntiiges
accruing to tho industries uml trade
of the port itself. To estimate the
cash value of these advantages is
not possible. The value of telegra
phic communication to cities and
even country towns on each side of
tho Atliiutio Ocean can never be
known ; but it is probably safe to say
that no 11101103' consideration could
bo offered to any of them that they
would accept as an equivalent for it.
The telegraph has become an indis
pensable factor, both in local and
foreign trade, in every country of
advanced ideas. "There's millions
in it" for Hawaii, and Hawaii can
not do better than bo on the alert,
and Hland ready to "chip in" with
other countries, her allotment of the
millions required to secure it.
THE EMPEROR WILLIAM.
To-day is the 89th anniversary of
the birth of Emperor William of
Germany. l'uw sovereigns have ever
lived to reach his nature age, and
still fewer have so conducted their
administrations as to receive the
hearty homage of their subjects and.
the respect of the wide world. The
secret of Emperor William's success
is his (Inn trust in tho Supreme Ruler
of the Universe, as expressed in the
following item published in October
of last year:
A New Yoi k Herald Berlin cable
gram of October 2Gth says: Em
peror William visited the Dom
Chapel to-day, where he inspected
the new altar-pieco representing the
kings of the earth laying their
crowns and scepters at the feet of
tho Redeemer. Replying to the ad
dress by Dr. Koegcl, the Empeior
said: "As for what you have said
about me personally, 1 accept it with
all modesty as n man whoso days
arc now numbered. In my lifetime
heaven has covered me with blessings
and mercies, especially in my old
age, but tho homage paid me I lay
at the throne of tho Highest, from
whom I derive strength to execute
nil. the best things that can bo done
on earth. -In my old days I can
call to heaven to witness that I have
ever looked upon religion as the sole
foundation on which every tiling re
poses, and as the highest good of
The Anniversary was cerebrated
hero by a salute fired from tho shore
battery at noon, a band concert and
reception at the Consulate. The
band filled tho hour with a choice
selections of German Airs, beginning
and ending with "The Watch on tho
Rhino," the programme closing with
Hawaii l'onoi. The reception was
attended by His Excellency Gov.
Dounnis, their Excellencies the JI Mi
nister of Finance, tho Attorney
General, the Collector-General, tha
United States Minister, the British
Vice-Consul, the Bishop of Hono
lulu, the Bishop of Olba, Hon. S.
G. Wilder, Hon. II. A. Wideinann,
Mr. Lowers, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Hanc
bcrg of Koloa, Mr. Hopper, and
others, together with a largo propor
tion of the Gorman residents in the
city. Visitors were received by the
Acting Consul, Mr. H. F. Glade,
by whom also a liberal collation had
been provided. Mar. 22nd.
HOPE FOR THE LEPER.
The Buixutin has contended in
the past that people have been too
ready to believe that leprosy is an
incurable disease, and still holds to
tho same opinion. Repeated failiues
in any direction are not conclusive
cvidenco of tho impossibility of
success. Many things that were
considered utter impossibilities have
become established facts. Some
diseases that our forefathers regard
ed as incurable yield to advanced and
more enlightened medical ticatnient
in our generation ; and who can as
sert that leprosy will not be ulti
mately added to the catalogue of
ailments' conquerable by the phy
sician's skill? Feeling a strong
desire in common with all lovers of
humanity that such may bo so, and
entertaining a hope contrary to
many that tho desire is not doomed
to eternal disappointment, it affords
us n degreo of satisfaction to know
that tho Board of Health has been
for years past, and still is, putting
forth special efforts with a view to
tills end. Of course, soino peoplo
think these efforts tho acmo of folly,
and speak of them as so much time
wastod and money thrown away.
Wo claim tho right to think differ
ently, and in our position of hope
fulness aro sanguine of beneficial
mm sump btosct psipsjuw,! mwvmi, . i, uAmm)A
results accruing from Dr. Arnlng's
investigations, nnd arc not entirely
devoid of faith in Dr. Golo's pro
fessions. Whether tho last named
gentleman is able to accomplish all
he promises remains to bo seen, but
ho certainly lias already furnished
proof tli.il ho win do bomething.
Some casc3 under treatment show
maiked improvement to tho eye, and
the patients testify that a corres
ponding change has occurred in
their feelings. One person in parti
cular, an intelligent foieigner, who
has always been so sceptical of cuic
lliv.t until recently lie has persistently
refused to try any remedies, writes
to say that a month's treatment has
produced a decided improvement, to
tho extent of removing pain and
restoring sensation to partsproviously
without feeling. This goes to show
that the disease is amenable to treat
ment, and if nothing more is effected
the result referred to is compensation
for the expense involved.
Kakaako BltANCII HoSl'ITAL, )
March 19, 188G. )
Eimtok Bulletin: As there is
considerable talk in Honolulu, as
legaids tho employment by His Ex
cellency Mr. Gibson, and of the
ability of Dr. Goto to cure leprosy,
I will inform you of what has come
under my own observation, facts
that any person can asceitain by a
Dr. Goto lias had charge of some
ten or twelve lepers since about
November last, and in tho last day
or two has had a number more con
signed to his caic.
The first ones I believe were about
as bad cases as there were in the
yaid. One of these was a white
man who was very bad, and tells
me ho was unable to rido in a car
riage without great misery, and was
Hcaicely able to got around with a
cane. At the present timo ho trots
around without a cane, and tells me
that he is entirely free of pain and
that the numbness of his limbs has
almost gone, and in appearance I
can say he is greatly altered for the
Another white man who was a
very bad case, has been on Molokai
and in this place together some
seven or eight years, has been but a
very short time, I think only about
two weeks, under tho care of tho
doctor, and anyone who hod seen
him before, and were to sco him
now, could not but notice the great
improvement in his appearance, and
ho says ho is better than he has
been for a long time.
I have watched with great interest,
as I am myself interested, and I can
see decided improvement in a num
ber of the natives and they say they
feel a great deal better. I say I
can see a very great improvement in
their appearance, the other natives
sco it and arc all anxious to be
placed under the doctor's care.
I think these natives would have
been better still, if they paid strict
attention to the doctor's orders, but
they do not.
As for myself I have not been
under his care. I have been doc
tored to my heart's content nnd
have been told it was no use ; mine
is the nervous disease. Now I see
the impiovcmcnt that has been made
upon tho doctor's patients, I think
there is a chance for me, and at my
request Mr. Gibson has placed me
under his care.
If Dr. Goto succeeds in only bet
tering the condition of those under
his care it is a blessing, and if he
succeeds in curing some it will be a
still greater blessing.
I sincerely hope that he may be
upheld by public opinion and a fair
and impartial trial given him, nnd
no obstacles allowed to be thrown in
his way, until ho lins had a fair op
portunity to show exactly what he
can do, and if lie succeeds may God
bless those who were the means of
bringing him here.
Wo have no more "horror of public
borrowing" than of privato borrow
ing, when kept within proper bounds
and resoited to for proper objects.
Private individuals may, and often
do, benefit themselves and tho
money lender by borrowing. The
same is true of governments. Pri
vate individuals may also, and often
do, borrow for business and" other
purposes to an injudicious extent, to
tho injury of themselves ami of the
capitalist. Governments arc liablo
to do tho same thing, as in the case
of Egypt. When tho ordinary
lcvcnuc of a country is insulllcient,
to borrow for tho construction of
reproductive public- works is legiti
mate and wise. Statesmen consider
it tho best expedient for developing
tho resources of n now country.
Nevertheless, it is believed by many
clear headed and far-seeing men that
tho modern tendency to borrow has
gone to extremes, and that tho Brit
ish colonies which havo been rc
fenedtoas examples of wiso bor
rowing, will, in tho future, regret
having involved themselves so
deeply. No doubt, a moderate loan
of a million or two dollars might bo
incurred by this country for the
country's good. Hawaii lias un
developed resources, and what is
mainly needed for their development
is roads, bridges, and wharves.
Money borrowed for these purposes
and judiciously expended would bo
reproductive. Past borrowing by
this country, or rather tho way in
which the borrowed capital has beco
used, has not been entirely satis
factory. Considerable Rums havo
been wasted on useless objects, and
inadequate results attained in quar
ters where the amounts expended
should have pioduced a better show
The J)aily 1'resi has expressed
an opinion on " publicity of public
business," which it is safe to say no
statesman of any country entertains.
Following arc the words of our con
temporary: " In representative Governments
wc hold that all political matters aro
so directly related to the peoplo that
immediate publicity of all Cabinet
actions should bo 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 ono of
the safeguards indispensable in poli
tical affairs, but in this day and age
secrecy is only tolerated when Cabi
net policies are absolute and where
the "one-man-power" principle is
ablo to delay publicity until the
wrong is committed and can only be
discussed after tho lapse of time
when tardy Cabinet reports are sub
mitted to a subservient Legislature.
In free countries the case is entirely
different ; so much so, in fact, that
one of tho lending statesmen of the
United States once said, ' I would
not give a dime for all tho secrets
that people may imagine to bo
locked up in the United States
It is admitted that " all Cabinet
actions should be published for the
information of tho people," but
" immediato publicity" is not
always expedient; indeed, is some
times subversive of a wiso policy
and hurtful to a nation's interests.
There is a time for making public
" all Cabinet actions," but the timo
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 Ex
pediency requires to ho kept secret
until revealed in tho assembly of
representatives. Even then it is
sometimes considered premature to
announce certain "actions" that
may bo in process of development.
It is no uncommon occurrence for a
Cabinet Minister in the Britisli Par
liament to rise nnd state in response
to an inquiry that " State considera
tions require tho withholding of an
answer for the present," and such a
reply is always accepted as sufllcicnt
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 tho
A BAD CUSTOM.
A custom has long existed in (his
country which deserves rebuke. We
refer to tho practice of allowing
rebates, which do not appear on the
vouchers, on purchases for the gov
ernment, for the purpose of reward
ing tho bestowcrs of patronage. If
wo are correctly informed, this cus
tom is in pretty general practico
here, and those who benefit by its
operation are in tho habit of regard
ing it as a perfectly ligitimato and
proper thing. But men of honor
nnd integrity, with whom moral
right takeB precedence of legal
enactment, and witii whom undefined
justice is the principle of thought
and action, and tho standard by
which they measure their intercourse
with circumstances, regard such a
custom as decidedly wrong and dis
honest. Whenever discounts are
made, tho public treasury should
reap the benefit, nnd not the em
ployees of tho State, who are gene
rally well paid for their services.
The official who pockets n rebate, as
his own perquisito, commits a mis
demeanor that should disqualify him
The Gazette again repeats nn oft
repented falsehood, a falsehood that
has heen uttered on the streets of
Honolulu and printed in tho news
papers times innumerable; nnd,
although an unqualified falsehood,
nine-tenths of tho people, including
tiic writers for the Gazette, believe
it to bo a truth. Novcithcless, it is
a falsehood that Moreno "came to
thost' islands a needy adventurer."
An " adventurer," ho was: but
"needy," ho was not. Mr. Moreno
brought money with him to this
country, paid his expenses here
eight or ten months, and loft witii
nn unexpended balance of the ori
, A movement is gaining ground in
some parts of the States for the
closing of business houses at noon on
Saturdays. Such a movement here,
if there were any prospect of its
resulting in the adoption of the Sat
urday hnlf-holiday system, would be
sitppoiled heartily by the Buli.ktin,
and would be endorsed, probably,
by about two-thirds of the people.
The only drawback to a vigorous
agitation of tho plan, is in the fact
that those who do not want it would,
in the nature of things, bo the first
persons to consult in the matter.
Tho, best, but likely, most imprac
ticable way would be to get tho half
holiday first, and have the agitation
HOW IT PAYS.
Florida is a State in which editors
may glow fat. The knights of the
quill in tills country are not going to
Florida, however. The editor of a
paper in that State, after announc
ing in bad rhyme that ho gets
chickens hot, cold, young, old,
tender, tough and enough, in pay
ment of his paper, thus apostro
phises his fellow craftsmen:
Ye editors of tho North, West
and East, wo also get fresh mullet
and oysters in their season, guavas
in plenty, in pie, stew, jelly, jam in
milk, and, and but wc had better
stop, or there will bo a rush of
Northern editors to Charlotte Har
bor and devour nil our guavas and
cat all the mullet in the bay, and
what will we do next year if our
subscribers do not pay, the guavas
fail, and tho mullet all gone? Sub
scribers, how is your conscience in
the face of tho above possibilities?
There will bo no rush from Hawaii.
Newspaper men here prefer Kala
kaua dollars to country produce,
and they get them, too.
The Advertiser quotes from tho
San Francisco llullctin a false
statement concerning the natives of
these islands, nnd offsets it with
another statement which is some
what extreme. Persons, of experi
ence and observation will scarcely
admit without reservation or quali
fication that "there are no better
workers, or more reliable labor to
be found anywhere than is furnished
by native Hanaiinns." True, there
is no better worker than the native
Hawaiian, when ho is in the humor
for work ; but ho is not altogether
reliable, because the humor witii
him is apt to bo very fitful.
Arsenic dust from the frieze
decorations of the rooms of a house
in Cnmbridgo, Mass., was discovered
by a chemist, to have been the
cause of nausea and sleeplessness
nmong tho occupants. Honolulu
householders do not need to bo at
tho expense of putting up frieze
decorations to produce dust for non
soporillu purposes. There is enough
muck dust flying in the air on our
streets to discount all the arscniv
dust that painters and paper hangers
can supply. This, however, is a
matter of little consequence to either
editors or politicians, who invari
ably repose on their virtuous couches
in perfect unconsciousness of the
petty annoynnces, by which tho
nerves of ordinary mortals are dis
turbed. A Washington society paper
speaks of n recent reception given
by Senator Sherman nnd Mrs. Sher
man, at which Miss Carter, tho
daughtor of the Hawaiian Minister
Resident, served tho tea in accord
ance with tho fashion now prevailing
at Washington, It was the second
reception for this season, remarkablo
for tho presence of many peoplo of
note, of the best society,
imaH , tm,
ATTENTION, LADIES !
GR.KD OXEINTXjXC ODET- THE
OJV SATURDAY, MAJICII Sith,
WITH A COMPLETE ASSORTMENT OF
Choice Millinery & Fancy Goods
OF THE VERY LATEST STYLES.
8 Jloti'l Street, : : Xixt door to I.ewl A, Co.
Come One, Come All. i8"
1 0. Box 2U7.
LEWIS & CO., GROCERS,
or unci M Hotel Htreel,
Importers & Dealers in Staple & Fancy Groceries.
Now-Uoods continually on the way. Just received Kegs Sauer Kraut, kces Hoi
land Herrings, kegs Tripe, kegs German Pickles, kegs Mixed Pickles, kits
b.ilmun Bellies, kiM Mackerel, kegs Famllv Pork, kegs Corned Ueef. For
Bro.ikfat While Oats, Ucrmea; Breakfast Oem and Shreded Maize. Also, a
line lot of 3ew Zetland and Portland Pcacliblow Potatoes always on hund.
The very hvxt of ISLAND BUTTER, plenty for everybody.
260 Prlri'H low mid SutiHt'urtioii dSiuirnnteril.
It. F. DlI.UNOIIAM,
President and Manager.
Pacific Hardware Company,
lilmltt'il. Nui-iM'MHorM tn IMlUu)cIinm A. Co, nml Namnel Xott.
Safety Kerosene 1 ISO"
Recommended by the New York Board of Underwriters.
I1IKG to Inform the IjkIIpi of Honolulu ami tl'io 1'ubllo (.-(nurully Hint I Imvo openid nn
olllco In t ho lli:.Vi:u IILOCK, Qui'on btrect, oppo-lto .MocsreK. Hoffrchl IS Co
con .IrtlliK or tho lollo'l, Ins'. ,"ylll,B 8,ock ot ill" '. Hniionctl Ulurt from IMuSil
A Lai go Invoice of J. S. Brown & Son's Well-known
"SHAMROCK" Irish Table Linens,
t TRADE J
Monograms and Crests inserted in Damask to order for very low rates.
Also. !'( lies, Toilet Cowih.GIiisa ami Tcil ClotliH, l'lllow I.lncnn, Sheeting, Printed
mm I'hiln I.iiu iih, Dnniusk. Huck nnd Fancy Tow cl, Huek Towelling, Unblcnched Duuiimk,
Dilll(", Ciimbilu mid Hemstitched Handkerchiefs, miltnblo for lndlca mid gentlemen's use.
Any Length Out.
Alto, nn Imoleo of HKLPAbT MUSLINS new patterns, fust colors.
T C. WIPROTJIJU
Agent for thn Y01IK ST. FLaX hill. CO., Ltd.'
A. W0UK5IAN, nelfu-t; II.
CHAS. HUSTACE, GROCER,
KING SXIiKKX, : : : : Honolulu
lins received, per Steamship Geo. W. Elder,
Smoked Halibut, Soused Mackerel, in tins, Boneless Codfish,
Kits Salmon Udlics, Eastern Codfish in Mocks, New Olieese, Dnpce HnmB and
lliicon, Keg lliiiler, Kegs Pork, Lurd, Baker's Whole Corn, Germed, Brcnk.
fimt Genu; Out Meal; Com Jlcnl; Cracked Wheat; Buckwheat ; Flour; Salad
DruBsiiiK; Duretb' Olive Oil; Lobsters; Oysters; Sweet nnd Sour Pickles; As
norUil Extracts; Hose Water; Dates; Nuts; Raisins; Pear Butter; Arrowroot
Cakes; School Cakes; Mixed Crackers; Choice Japan, English Breakfast,
Comet nnd Blossom 'lVa-; Family Flour; Bran; Oats; Wheat; Corn: Saloon
Ilread; Potatoes; Onions; Kerosene Oil, etc., etc.
B6y Goods delivered to all parts of the city. Satisfaction giminntecd.
2;,,y Telephone 119.
J Herbert Reeve, M.H.S.,
HenN all discuses
Chronic Diseases a Specialty.
Persons weary of using physic with,
out avail would do well to adopt this
system. Consultation hours, 2 to 4 p.m.
J3T Invalids on the other Islands
visited by special arrangement.
Residence Hotel Street, opposite Y.
M. 0. A. 08 llil
General Business & Purchasing Agent.
My iimt faithful nttcinlou wilt be
given for the
Purchase ot Merchandise
in Honolulu for t lie rcsldmts of the
:i!) suveinl Islands of this group, fly
XuMliioiuiltlo Clonic nnd
Comer of Alnkcn & King Sts.
Foathors Cleaned and Dyed.
Telephone 2 tO.
Jas. G. Sr-ENCEn,
Secretary and Treasurer.
OP SIOIJK THAN 100 VJJAUS IMPUTATION.
ITiiHiirpiiMMod Tor Kxcullciico or ((unllty,
iriiNurnnHNi'tl for Iurnlilllly In Wur,
ITriNuriiaHMud fur JUeauty or DchIuiih,
Olilalntil JlijrlicHt Amim-iIm, It.:
WKDAI.S Ilutfimt, 1M1 uml 1S70; London, 1MI, Ifcs
uml (ohl) 1S70; 1'nrln Onltl), 1NJ7; Dublin, 1HS
nudllSiS; l'jillniluljihlit, 187fi.
Tnblo Cloths from 2 to 7 jimU in length, with
MankluM to mutch.
Tho iiboMi mo Hindu of tho IIKST HUSH imd
Com ti nl Flux; spun, wovon nnd blenched In Ire
land; thoiiultt-iiiri uovi'ii lu tho Tnblu I.lucunro
ileilKM-d by HUSH AHTlhTS. who huo for ninny
yuais cxcollud thoso of any other country.
Ilolfnst; J. S. 11K0WN SONS, llclfnst ; T. A 0.
i.tu., iiiiuport, i:iil'. -,i
A Cottage on King Slrco. ad
joining the residence of Hon.
J. I. Dowsett. contnlnliiL' 4
rooms, kitchen nnd bathroom; water
laid on. Also, u 3 room CotUigc, on the
Asylum Road. Rent, $10 per month.
Apply to (8!)) J. O. EDWARDS.
A SPECIAL Meeting of the Share
holders of tho Deutscher Vcreln
will beheld at the olllco of Messrs. II.
Hackfeld & Co., on WEDNESDAY,
March 31, 18SC, nt 2 i.si. Full altcn.
dance is requested. Business of impor
tance. If. RIEMENSOHNEIDER.
TJ '2v Sec'y Deutscher Vereln.
A Dwelling Ilnuso nt 51
Emma Street. House contains
4 bedrooms, nnrlor. Rlttinir
and (lining rooms, pnutry, kitchen and
bathroom, servant's rocjm, stabling and
carriage house. The whole newly
painted and in good rcpnlr. Apply at
MRS. LACK'S STORE,,
81 Fort Street, or 03 Emma Strcot.
TO THE PUBLIC.
Tie Pacific Transfer Co.
Office with C. KV Miller,
13 Merchant Street,
Bell Tel., 377, Mutual Tel., 391.
I am fully prepared to do all kinds of
dravage, hauling or moving work, nil of
which I will gunratiteo to executo faith,
02 ly S. F. GRAHAM, Prop'r.
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