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BISHOP & Co., BANKEKB
Ilonolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
Draw Exchango ou tlic
JSuulc oi Oalllbruia, H. JF.
And their agents In
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG,
Messrs. N. M. Rothschild & Bon, London
Tho Commercial Dank Co., of Sydney,
The Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
Tho Bank of Now Zealand: Auckland,
Chrlstchurch, and Wellington,
Tho Bank of British Columbia, Vic
toria, B. 0., and Portland, Or.
Transact a General Banking Business.
Flidged to nelthir Beot nor Puty.
Bnt eiUMlihed for tht btmflt of all.
THURSDAY, APRIL lfi, 188C.
. THE WATER SERVICE.
j It is all very well to put forth tho
excuse for an inefficient water sup
ply, that people waste a great deal
of water in irrigation and otherwise.
But it should at the same time be
shown that the department has taken
reasonable measures to prevent
waste. There is a good deal of
evidence, apparent to the most
!( casual observation, that the outside
p . management of tho waterworks has
( been as slovenly as tho adrainistra-
r' tion of the finances inside. In some
t quarters of the city, where house
j taps yield no water for several hours
S' each evening and morning, the
gushing of water from garden hose
may bo heard through the whole
night. As late as nine o'clock in
t the morning, too, Chinese shop-
' keepers all through Chinatown are
j drenching the streets in front of
i their premises. AH this constitutes
an imposition upon householders,
from whom water rates are exacted
f but who cannot get a supply for the
most necessary domestic purposes.
Again, the reservoirs arc maintained
I in a disgracefully careless fashion.
I There arc many acres of land above
f Kapcna pool in the condition of a
? stagnant; swamp. The porous soil
I must suck up an immense quantity
j, . of water that might be conserved
i and conducted into the reservoir.
Rank vegetation, permitted to grow
and rot all over the area, must
absorb a great deal more, while
corrupting the water of the stream
supplying the pool. Cattle are
allowed to roam all through the
swamp, adding a material quota of
filth to tho supply. Probably it is
not too much to say that a very
little engineering, with n proportion
ately small expenditure of money on
mechanical work, 'would add at least
a fourth to the efficiency of that
reservoir. The Government should
make an effort to place this most
important public service in a satis
factory condition, before acting up
on "suggestions" of fancy improve
A Hawaiian Appropriation Bill,
at least that of the last session of
the Legislature, has one striking
peculiarity, viz., that tho amount
appropriated exceeds the revenue
estimated. The legislative bodies
of other nations arc in the habit of
regulating their appropriations by
their probable revenue; that is,
they do not usually vote away more
money than thty expect to receive.
If the revenue from all sources is in
sufficient for requirements, the
deficiency is provided by a Loan
Act. Our legislators are not gov
erned by tho customs and methods
of other countries. Oh dear, No !
Whether there is money or not,
they can appropriate it all the same,
and keep ton appropriating! This
is a matter in which we beat tho
world. Perhaps it is because wc
arc moro enlightened and wiser than
other nations I Only it requires
great charity and little knowledge, a
(8trong heart and a weak head, to
There is another feature of our
Appropriation Bill that is striking,
but perhaps not so peculiar ns tho
one just noted ; that is, tho large
ness of amounts put down for super
fluities and tho smallness of those
for necessities, thus magnifying the
work of the merely ornamental and
depreciating tho value of the really
useful, giving prominenco to tho
.insignificant and obscuring tho im
portant. "Wo do not wish to insinu
ate that every necessary work and
all worthy objects are slighted or
Inadequately provided for; but that
some publlo interests and proeslng
public wants, and some necessary
departments of government have a
meagre allotment on tho Appropria
tion Bill, while liberal amounts urc
recorded for objects and purposes
of little or no benefit to the country
or its people. Thus, for instance,
the sum of ten thousand dollars is
lavished on a useless genealogy
board, and a useful institution like
the Insane Asylum compelled to
drag along with an amount unequal
to its reasonable and absolute re
quirements. So that with over
seventy inmates it can only employ
four watchmen, divided into two
watches of eight hours each. A
pretty weak guard for so large a
number of unfortunates.
Now, wo confess to a lack of
veneration for a body of men who
disposes of the people's money in
this sort of way, however much wc
may respect individual members of
it. In fact, wo fuel something akin
to contempt. Perhaps it is a wrong
feeling, but really wc cannot help
it. If this body constitutes the
'assembled wisdom" of the country,
wc, are constrained to say that the
country is sadly in want of wisdom,
and had better send abroad for
SELLING WITHOUT A LICENSE.
The merchants of Honolulu have
just grounds of complaint against
some of the sailing vessels running
between this port and San Fran
cisco. The captains of these vessels
bring here every trip quantities of
hay, grain, and other commodities,
and sell them without a license. In
some cases they are assisted by
their wives, who are generally suc
cessful in disposing of imported
wares in the line of female requi
sites. This is a manifest injustice
to tho people of the place, who pay
a large fee to the Government for
the privilege of selling imported
goods. These captains, who pay
neither license nor rent, undersell
the regular traders, and thus
damage their business. It is im
possible that those who contribute
to the Government tho cost of n
license and to the landlord the rent
of premises, besides paying the
annual taxes, should be able to
compete with others who are en
cumbered with no such burdens.
Of course, the injured traders have
a remedy at law, but the remedy,
like many other legal remedies for
existing evils, is difficult of applica
tion. That is, the offending parties
are shrewd enough not to be easily
caught, and until the culprits arc
caught and evidence forthcoming to
secure conviction, they cannot be
punished, although well known to
CLAD TO HEAR THE BAND ACAIN.
It is scarcely an exaggeration to
say that tho return of the Royal
Hawaiian Band is hailed with joy
by every man, woman and child in
the community. The Band is one
of those institutions which wc can
not do without. Its temporary ab
sence brings us to a realization of
this fact. We can, and have, and
do put up with many discomforts,
and inconveniences, and actual nui
sances that might be obviated, such
ns dilapidated sidewalks, rutty
streets, an insufficient and some
what impuro water supply, unclean
poi factories within city limits, and
pestiferous back slums which im
pregnate the atmosphere with un
wholesome odors. But what should
we do without the Band? If we
had never had it, we should proba
bly never miss it ; but having had
it, and had it so long, it becomes a
necessity. When deprived of it for
a while, as wo occasionally are, wc
pull through with difficulty. With
out the Band life in Honolulu to
many is unattractive, bur public
gatherings aro dull, our evening
parties monotonous, and our beau
tiful moonlight nights lacking the
final touch that makes loveliness
perfect. With the Band our isola
tion is bearable, our lack of amuse
ments endurable, our dust and un
even thoroughfares and insufficiently
lighted streets not so disagrceablo
after all. Therefore wo are all
pleased and delighted that tho Band
has come back, and shall prize it
moro highly than ever, because of
its brief absence. To ask the favor
of a little music How, is entirely un
necessary ; because the Bandmaster,
Professor Dcrgor, is nlways oven
moro ready to give than the people
to receive, no matter how ready they
may bo to fulfil their part. The
second evening after returning, be
fore tho boys had fully recovered
their land legs, gladdening and
soothing, sounds floated through tho
atmosphere from Kmma Square.
Another concert is announced for
this evening; and, taking the past
as a criterion of the future, others
will undoubtedly follow in quick
succession, and those who hunger
for music will have their appetites
gratified and satisfied.
THE POST OFFICE CHANCE8.
Editok Bulletin: In reply to
frequent inquiries from my friends,
ns to tho causes which havo led to
my rcmovul from tho Post Office,
allow' me space to stato that no
reasons have been given to me,
although tlicy have been asked for.
The following official letter furnishes
all tho evidence I have, that my
services were not acceptable to the
Government. As I have been the
servant of the publlo as well as of
the Government, there can be no
breach of etiquette In giving it to
the public, who nro equally inter
ested in the management of the
II. M. Whitney.
DKt'AKTMl'.KT OP Till: IXTEItlOIt,
Honolulu, April 12, 1880. J
Hon. II. M. Whitney, P. 31. Guu'l.,
Sir: I huvc the honor to inform you
that In vlrw of contemplated changes In
the postal t-urvlce of the Kingdom. I
have deemed it Impuitnut to advise His
Majesty thnt your resignation of the
ofllco of Postimibter-Gcueral was le
qulred. Whilst I recognize the value of your
experience and information in' your
pioscnt trust, yet I have had icasoii to
differ witli your management in many
important particulars, so that your
acquiescence in the proposed change,
will be acceptable, which I propose to
take place ou the loth lust.
I havo the honor to be. your obedient
servant, Ciias. T. Gui.ick,
.Minister of Interior.
TWO nicclv furniblicd Rooms. En.
trance No. 4 G irden Lane, or op
positc UritUh Cluli, Union Street
303 t 31 ItS. McCONNELL.
THAT very dcirablo Fumllr Real
denco on' Lunalllo Street, owned
and occupied by 31 r. U. Duval, which
comprises a 2-story Building, with par
lor, dining room, bedroom, kitchen, pan
try, and bathroom downstairs: and i)
large bedrooms uptnlrs, all being sup.
plied witli large closets. The house is
entirely new, having been built only 7
months ngo. The view is unsurpasced,
afiording the finest marine view, li is
also one of the healthiest, mast convcnl
cnt and comfortahlo Residence', in this
vicinity. Apply on premises.
.10J lm wcd&sat
For Family Use,
Salmon Bellies, in 25 & 50-lb. Kits,
Salmon Tips, in 25-lb. Kits,
Codfish, in 25-lb. Kits,
ALSO, ON HAND,
Plantation Salmon, Bbls. & Tierces,
The ahove aie of late arrivals, ami
guaranteed in good order. For mi If by
303 lm CASTLE & COOKE.
Haw'n Opera House.
Tuesday Ev'g, April 20th,
Under t lie Gracious Patronage of
His Majesty the King.
Signor Enrico Campobello,
Baiitonc. Of Her 3Iajesty's Theater,
Miss May Mitchell Spring,
The Young California Prima Donna.
Miss Pauline Joran,
Misses Gliso and Lulu Joran,
Grand Opening Night !
TUESDAY EVENING, April 20lhv
with a li illiuni and varied programme,
m which tho entire Company will ap
pear. Six concerts will bo given. Season
tickets, $10; single tickets, $2.
These conccttx will be given under
tho management of Signor Campobello.
Full particulars can be had at the
olliee of J. K. iscmau.
t3f" '''ho box plan will be open at
Wiseman's ofllco, on Merchant Street, on
Wednesday morning, April 14th, at 0
o'clock sharp. SOQ
The small Cottage situated on
King Btren, opposlto Mr.
Butler's risldence. formorlv
occupied by Cnpt. John Cooke. For
particular apply at the office of
W)3 HtJ ALLEN & KOB1NBON.
rPO supply tho guccn's Hosi Itnl with
1 PUllB 31 ILK In quantities ns re
quired, for 1 year, commencing on tho
1st of Mnv, If80.
8f ali-d 'fenders will bo iccclved nt the
ofllco of the undo' signed up to la o'clock
noon on SATURDAY, tho24'h Instant.
Per order, F. A. SCHAF.FKH,
803 8t Secretary.
AHORSE and BUGGY. For parti,
culars enquire of
M. PHILLIPS & CO.,
Kaahumanu Sireut. 302 8t
ex lark Ja. S. Stone,
AJSI ITOJR, ALE,
AN ASSOHTMENT OK
In partns follows, viz:
Open Ivers Buggies
Top Brewster Box Hugcles,
Tup Hrowster Phaeton Buggies,
Open Democrat Wagons,
Canopy Top Wagons,
Extension Top Cabriolets,
Hand Cirls and Mulo Cnrts.
C. BREWER & CO.,
Honolulu, April 13, 1880. 802 lm
!55t. DPavuli Beer,
quoits and pints;
Pilsencr Beer, quarts and pints;
Tenncnt I'nle Ale, do , do ,
Tcnnenl Slout, do., do..
Blood, Wolfe & Co. Pale Ale, dn., do
La I a n lie's Red Bar Clarets, do , do.,
in quarts and pints;
'' Vol nay,
Superior Cherry, in cues and in hulk,
Genuine lied and White Port, in eases,
octaves and quarter casks,
A FUM. LINK OF
Brandies, Scotoh & Irish Whiskeys,
Rum in Casks,
Also, Benedictine, Curacao, Absynthc,
Angostura Blttets, Klrsch Wasser,
etc., etc., etc.
For sale at lowest rates at
BY n man and wife, In n private fnm
il, for general service. Add less
M & W., ItULi.hTiN Olllcc. .100 lw
THE undersigned has moved into the
ofllco of Mr. J. E. Wiseman, where
he will lie prepared to furnish house
hold servants, collect bills, do Anglo
Chinese interpreting, and a general,
hnlnpss. (fit) fiin) SOYUNG.
not bo responsible for any
JL ilchi contracted
!il in my name with
out my writun order.
J. S. KEAWE
Knlihi.ukn, April 12, 1880. t.01
STORE TO RENT.
THE Htoro at present occupied by
Lewis & Co , Gioccrs, Hotel btrcct,
Mill lie for rem, May 1st. For parti
culars, apply to
OS 2sv .INO. A. PALMER, 77 Fort Su
COTTAGE TO RENT,
Iso. Ik7 Beretania Street, at
present occupied by A . Killers.
Possession civen Mav 1st.
Enquire on the premises, or of L. WAY,
Kltiftti Street, in rear. 711 tf
EVERY Horce Owner's Cyclopedia,
treating of Diseases and How to
Cure them; the Ameiican Trotting
Horse: Breeding and Training, mid
Records of Trotting and Running
Stock. 00 Illustrations and Engrav
ings, by btonchence and other eminent
men. Sold by subscriptions.
85 J. M. OAT, Jit . ,fc CO.
Potatoes & Onions
Just recolvcd, ex Alameda.
H. MAY & CO.
12.FELT WINDMILL made by
Byron and Jackson, villi 10 feet
Tower. Four troughs capable- of hold
ing 1,000 gnllons of water, suitable for
cattle, with B-lnch galvanized Iron
pump Will he sold cheap Everything
now. Also, a good spring Cart, sultnblo
lor a ouicner. ior luriner particulars,
'P w TJAtirt imo
T. W. RAWLINS.
Sonp Work, Lelen, Honolulu.
g 00 100
Haw'n Carriage Manf 'c Co.,
E. O. Hall & Son,
Iiiter-lsland S. N. Co,,
Haw'n Agricultural Co.,
Wildcr's Steamship Co.,
O. Brower & Co.,
Wnllukn Sugar Co.,
Itcoiproclij JSugar Co.,
L. A. THURSTON, Stock Brokei.
38 Merchant Street. 151 )v
Staple and Fancy Groceries, )
So. ff Fort Hret, Popnlnr Hlnnil, Ooorin, Priced.
Complete Line of Fresh Groceries and Provisions : ' ,i
Crosse & BlnoKwclI'e Preserves and Condiments,
J. T. Morton's " " "
Cutting Packing Co.'s " " "
Muiiindniy & Co.'s English Breakfast Oolong Japan and Comet MToai,
Ctla Omtker Co ' Plain ami Fancy Crackers, every variety;
Sin .lo-o Packing Co.'s Pieinlum Fruits In glass Jars;
Major Gtov's genuine Bombay Chutney, quarts;
Kennedy & Co.'s Boston Cream Biscuits,
Peak, Frean & Co.'s aborted Fancy Biscuits,
Holmes ifc Coutts' Sea Foam Wafers,
Cereals for Breakfast, In patent weavel proof 101b. tins;
Canned. Curried, Potted and Deviled Meats, Fowl and Fish, ,
Evaporated, Peeled und Pitted Fruits, ' -
Raisins and every variety of Nuts.
Hornless Anchovies, Mackerel ami Sardines In Oil,
Chocolate, sweet and unsweetened, Cocoa nnd Cocoatlna,
Pure Muplo Syrup; Boston Brown Bread,
Our Ice House Goods,
By every steamer, Is a special feature, comprising Freih Roll Butter, Oysters shell
and tin; Fish, Fruits and every delicacy ns it comes Into tho San Francisco market.
Orders by Telephone received and Deliveries Made in an Hour
after Steamer Socks.
ffl Quality of all Goods guaranteed. Prompt deliveries lo all parts of the Ollr
and Walklkl dally. P. O. Box No. 43.1; Both Telephones No. 1E0. -
JUST OPENED UP,
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,
TEMPLE OF FASHION,
Ol uud 03 JFort Street.
Wo aro pleased to announce the arrival of our Imnunse laige Invoice of
Dry Ms, Fancy Ms, Laces, Bloi,
Clothing and Gent's Furnishing Goods,
and are now offering uupiecedented and unrlvnllel Bargains In nil ourdeportm'ts.
Letting Down the Price.
Just received, 100 pieces of very fino Viotorln Lawn at f 2 npiccc, 10 yards; a very
largo assortment of new fcprjng st) les in Lawns, 4-4 Batiste. Sateens, plain .
figured and brocaded, white Pique and a full line of Drees Goods, the latest out.
Lace Boucle, Ladies' Tricot OlotH
In all the new shades; 40 doz Ladies Lislo Thread Hote at 40 cents,
tho best vulue ever offered.
Just received, all the latest 8tles in Boys and Children's Suits; Great Barglns,
Boys Blue Klanel Sailor Hulu nt $2.60 a Sutt. Just received, direct from
Lies', Men's, Misses' and Children's Shoes,
Vaseline Camphor lee,
Vaseline Cold Cream,
Vaseline llalr Oil.
Vaseline Hewing Machine Oil.
Hollister & Co., 109 Fort Street.
P.O. BOX 315.
JOS. E. WISEMAN,
General Business Agent.
Real Estato Ageiit,
Winter's SleB ship Agent,
Great ButMffton llallioad Agent
which we offer at bcd.iock prices.
S. COHN & CO., Proprietors.
Honolulu, BT. X.
Custom IIouso Broker,
Manager Hawaiian OpeiaHouteK
Fire and Life Insurance AenL
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