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BISHOP & Co., BANKERS
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
Draw Exchange on the
JBnulc oi Culllbrnin, SJ. IT.
And their agents In
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Messrs. N. M. llotliscliild A Bon, London
Tho Commercial Hank Co., of Sydney,
Tho Commercial Hank Co., of Sydney,
The Bank of Now Zealand: Auckland,
Clirlstchurch, and Wellington,
The Hank of British Columbia,
torlo, 1). C, and Portland, Or.
Transact a General Banking Business.
Pledged to neither Beet nor Party.
Bot tiUMUhed for the benefit of all.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 188C.
WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT.
Confronting the hundreds of per
sons who strolled yesterday through
the burnt district was a large poster
stuck on telephone posts what was
left of them and other conspicuous
positions, announcing the perma
nent repairing or the re-crection of
wooden buildings in the burnt dis
trict to be strictly prohibited, and
also that no buildings except those
of atone, brick, iron or other fire
proof material will be permitted;
f urther,that surveys are in progress,
the results of which will be pub
lished as soon as practicable. The
document is signed by the Minister
of the Interior. Twelve feet from
one of tho notices referred to, and
in full view of it, the first new
fabric, after the fire, was in an ad
vanced stage of construction, the
square frame being up and one sido
board in. This will, of course,
produce a collision between the pro
prietor of the new structure, which
is not a large one, being only 12 by
10 feet or thereabout, and the Gov
ernment. The question of the juris
diction of the Minister of the In
terior will probably require a de
cision of the Supremo Court to
settle. Should it be decided that
the Minister has power to prevent
private property owners from build
ing what they please, when they
please, and how they please, on
their own lots, the result will in
volve considerable hardship to many
who are naturally anxious to get
back under their own roofs as
soon as possible. But on the other
hand, providing the Minister's pro
clamation is ruled ultra vires, or
illegal, the inevitable result will be
the speedy re-erection of a con
glomeration of sliantie3 of a more
heterogeneous class than those
wiped off the pago of Hawaiian
architecture on Sunday evening.
Not only will the gingerbread archi
tecture of Maunakca, Meek and
King streets spring, Sphinx-like,
from its ashes, but the probabilities
are that buildings which might have
been tolerable, had it not been for
their surroundings, will bo quite
conspicuous for their absence, as no
owner of n building of any preten
sions will think of re-building in the
middle of a new forest of flretraps.
The costly lesson of the 20th may
then, of course, be set down as
necessary for rehearsal at some
The opportunity has come, and,
though it has come unsought, it is
none tho less indispensable that it
be improved. The substitution of n
respectable city with ample thor
oughfares and decent streets for
miserable tunnels and alleyways is
the plain duty of the day, and noth
ing but stupidity and wretched narrow-mindedness
will ignore its
claims. That the Chinese have been
permitted in the past to crowd to
gether, as the event has proved, for
their own ruin, renders it all the
more imperative upon the public to
prevent their doing so again. All
persons who are unablo to see be
yond the limit of their own present
nud petty personal interests will
doubtless be ready to offer every
possible resistance to the interposi
tion of either the Government or
their fellowcitizena on behalf of tho
'permanent stability and Bafety of
Honolulu, the only mid-ocean city
of the Western Hemisphere. It
was always a Hourco of gratification
to residents who had any respect
for themselves or their surround
ings, that the wretched jumbles of
architecture which arc now repre
sented by blackened ruins, woro
outside- of the usual lines of obser
yatlou of transient visitore. Pas.
scngcrs in transit between America
and the Australasian colonics were
usually conducted to and from the
Hotel, through Port street, and
when conducted "through tho
city," were shown tho royal palace,
Alliolaiii Hale, the Opera House,
the Library and Y. M. C. A. build
ings, and perchance Waikiki and
the Pali ; but who ever thought of
conducting a visitor through King
or Maunakca streets? Thousands
of such flying visitors have thus left
these shores caning with them im
pressions of a fine mid-ocean city
with buildings of approved modem
One of the most painful duties of
fair journalism, in present circum
stances, is that of discovering to
readers nbroad the unsavory fact
ttiat sixty acres of pestilential slums
were cleaned up within the city
limits ; for the execution of a sani
tary purgation of such vast dimen
sions will be a less startling piece of
news to many than that tho condi
tions requiring it actually prevailed.
The only creditable sequel to the
narrative of last Sunday afternoon's
doings, that can be presented to the
world abroad, is the announcement
that a new era in tho sanitary and
architectural history of Honolulu
has been inaugurated.
The proclamation of the Minister
of the Interior, whether legal or not,
certainly expresses the sentiments
of every resident in sympathy with
the progress and stability of the
city at home and the certainty of a
well-merited reputation abroad. And
provided the laws are not sufficient
to meet the case, it is foi lunate that
the Legislative Assembly will shortly
be in session; and if that body
possesses a moiety of the calibre
supposed to be nn inherent quality
of law-making minds, enactments
bearing upon this matter may very
speedily be framed. As to the rela
tions existing between tho functions
of Government and tho tights of
private property, it is an admitted
principle of law in other countries
that no citizen may be deprived of
his property or of any part of it
without a just equivalent; and iq
the case of railroad building and
other works for the use of the pub
lic, lands are taken and buildings
removed, the proprietors being com
pensated on carefully appraised
valuations ; and tho same principle is
recognized in the courts here. Or
if it be necessary to the re-building
of the burnt district on more
solid architectural basis and under
reformed sanitary conditions, for the
Government to take possession of
the whole area by pui chase from the
proprietors and lease holdeis, there
is no doubt that the appropriation
of a liberal sum from the public
funds for tho purpose would be a
welcome measure. And it is the
manifest duty of tho public to sup
port the Government in enrrying to
a successful issue any reasonable
measure that may be adopted to
meet tho emergency. livery senti
ment of paitisan feeling should be
suppressed. If the debris of a half
annihilated city is not sufficient to
stir up public opinion to a due ap
preciation of the greatness of the
interests involved, aua to lis a
determination to forego all minor
considerations, then there is little
prospect that the future will bo any
improvement on the past. Union is
strength, and union has great possi
bilities within its reach at the pre
sent time. Whether the opportu
nity forced upon the attention of the
people of Honolulu by the alarm of
Sunday afternoon is to bo won or
lost, remains to be written cither in
congratulations over a renovated
city or in vain regrets over a resus
citated town of shanties.
MKS. A. F. MORRIS'S
DRESSMAKING Establishment will
bo moved to the llnso Cottage.
No. 8 Adams Lane, this evening. Apiii
20th. !t08 Sit
ON the evening of llm Into lire, from
the corner of Frank Cooke's ware,
house, a VALISE, unlocked, with a long
leathern strap around it, containing,
mostly, Shoemaker's Tools. The Under
may keep whatever ho considers of avail
to him and be liberally rowaidcd for
bringing tho Tools to the S.illor's Home.
Bethel Union Church Notice.
rpiIE Members of tho Uothel Union
JL Church nnd Congiogatlon are re
quested to meet on WEDNESDAY, tho
lilst. at 7:30 I'M., at the Y. 31. C A.
Hall, for tho consideration of Important
business. Tho fullest possible atten
dance is desired. By order of tho
S, E. BI8I10P.
Regular Cash Sale
On TIIUKSDAY, April 22,
at 10 a.m., at my Salesrooms, will be
sold, at auction, a full lino of
Dry Goods, Clothing
Groceries, Glassware, Crockery, Sacks
No. t & 2 Sugar, Dried Uarrocuta &
Codfish, Cal. Potatoes & Corn,
Kits Mackerel & Codfish,
75 qr. Sacks Pioneer Mills Extra
also, a lot f California Linndry Soap,
damaged at the lato fire, Watches, Jew.
clry, Guns and Pistols, Pictures, a va
Fine Cooking Stove, Bed Lounge,
Tables, Chairs, etc.
J. LYONS, Auct'r.
WING to ninny inquiries, this
is to certify that we, tho un
dersigned, supply daily to the hhto
Ice Cream Parlors, II. J. Hart, Pro
prietor, in Honolulu, Pure Dairy
WOODLAWN DAIHY & STOCK
B. F. Dir.Lixr.iiAM, President,
John Gkaoi:, Manager.
Honolulu, II. I., April 15, 1880.
OFFICE FOR RENT,
I WILL rent one-half of my ofllce, at
No. 77 Fort' street, furnished, with
use of telephones, lo n dcMrablo party.
JNO. A. PALMER,
300 General Agent, Honolulu
STORE FOR RENT,
rpHE fire-proof brick Store now occu.
JL pied by Messrs. Lewis & Co.,
grocers, on Hotel street, will be for rem
May 1st. Applv to
JNO. A. PALMER, Gen'l Agent.
No. 77Foitbtrect I'M 2w
rpiIE report seeni3 to he current that
X tho prices of Lumber and Build
ing Materials will be advanced on an.
count ot tho recent Are, and we are con
tinually asked if such is to be the case.
Wo desire to puldicry stato that there
will bo NO CHANGE in the prlco of
any goods which wu have in stock, con.
slstlng of Lumber of all kinds nud sizes,
Shingles, Corrugated Iron, Doors, Win
dous, Ulinds, Nail and Builders' Hard
ware. Chinesu Malting, etc , etc.
ii071w LEAVERS & COOKE.
The usual well-known Superior
50 Cents per Dozen,
will bo ready from J3 a.m. to 4 i.m. at
Orders delivered fiom 0 to 'J o'clock
a.m. Please bend orders early.
Both Telephones No. 74.
FIRE, FIRE !
HAVING hem obliged (on short
notice by the abyu element) lo
move to gome other quarters, wu would
therefore notify our patrons, and all
those that wish us well, that we are now
Cor. of Queen & Nuuanu Sts.,
where wu shall ho prepared to till all
Groceries & Provisions,
alto, In tho Feed line, us
Hay and Grain.
Orders solicited, prompt attention and
inir prices guaranteed.
X3T No Telephone as yet, but will
have them in a day or two.
ffl DO 1(10
Hnw'n Carriage Manf'g Co.
E. O. Hall As Son,
Inter.Hnnd S. N. Co.,
Ilaw'n Agricultural Co.,
Wilder' Steamship Co.,
C. Brewer & Co.,
Wnlluku Sugar t'o.,
Keciprocity Sugar Co.,
L. A. THURSTON, Stock Brokci.
3S Merchant Street 151 ly
Mfctiiio in Makawno mid Kuln, Maui,
the properly of the Estate of tho late
Charles H. Alexander, will be sold, at
public auction, in Honolulu, about the
Last of ftflay Mext.
The I lopeiiy consists of about
30,000 Acres of Land
In Pec Simple,
600 head of Gattlo, moro or less,
4,500 head of Shoep, moro or less,
EST" Maps of the land can be seen,
uiid full particulars obtained at the
L. A. THURSTON,
118 Merchant Street.
ex Natuna and other late arrivals,
Genuine St. Pauli Ale
Graue's Later Beer. Guincss' Stout,
.TcH'rev's Ale and htout,
Walker's Celebrated Bhcuits,
B M Soap, MunnV Axes,
Ox Tongues in tins.
301 1 II. Hucltlelu &, Co.
HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE !
By older of V. F. Allen, Esq., we will
sell at public auction,
On Thursday, April 22ml,
At 10 a.m., at the premises of Thomas
Rrnwii, Eq., corner of School anil Emma
Sis..'lalely occupied by Mrs. McBrjdc,
I Piano and Stool,
l'icluics, Lace Curtain", Clock, Leather,
Easy Chair. 2 Persian Hugs, IflV Hook,
case, Uplioblcred Sofa and Armchairs,
Madras I'nrlleres, Itodsand Kings, band
painted Lniiihicqiiiu and Fixture,
2 B W Marble-top Bedroom
Hair Mnltinsses mid Spring?, BV Ward,
robe, OheH'onicres, 1 Mahogany Bc'.
room Set, an assortment of silver-plated
Ware. IJW Sideboard,
BW Extension Dining Table,
an ti'-snrtiuiiit of white Picnch China
Ware, 1 large Coal Stovo ami Kitchen
Utensils, a lot of Ferns and 1'lauts, etc.
ADAMS & Co.,
REAL ESTATE !
In the matter of the Estate of J. M.
I)Y virtue of an order of tho Hon. A
J F. .ludd, Chief Justice of the Su
preme Court, I will sell at public auction,
at tho auction rooms of Messrs. E. P.
ADAMS & CO., on
Saturday, April 24th, 18SC5,
at 12 o'clock noon.
All thnt tract of land sltuated.on Pen
saeola sticct, Honolulu, and inoio fully
described In Boynl Patont No. 33 ill,
containing 00,000 squaio feet. Then.'
aio two houses on said laud and in the
best of -older, and the piemlses can bo
o.Miiulncd at any time. Tho premises
niu to be sold at tin upct pileo of
Tho situation Is a pleasant one and It
Is a desliahle location.
The plan of tho hiiiuo can ho seen at
Tito tonus mo cash and deeds at tho
expeneu of tho pin chaser.
Honolulu, April 10th, 1880.
Administrator of tho Dalglo Estate, with
the will nnntxfl. !I04 Id
the will annexed,
Cattle & Siieep Eancli
IMl'OKTEKS AND DEALEKS IN
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
Xo. 5 Fort Mtreet, Popular Ntnuil, Joo(I. l'rlcca.
Compleic Line of' Fresh Groceries and Provisions :
Crosse & BlacKwcll's Preserves and Condiments,
.T. T. Morion's
Cutting Packing Co.'s " " " T ,.,,,
Maconilniy & Co.'s KnglMi Breakfast Oolong Japan and Comet M Teas,
Culii Cracker Co 's Plain ami Fancy Crackers, every variety! ' .
San Joo Packing Co.'s Premium Fruits in glass jars; "
Major Giey's genuine Ilomiiay unuincy, quails;
Kennedy fc Co.'s Uoslon Cream Biscuits,
Peak, Frcan & Co.'s n?ortid Fnncy Biscuits,
Holmes & Coutts Sea Foam Wafers,
Cereals for Breakfast, in patent wcavel proof 101b. (ins:
Canned. Curried, Potted and Deviled Meals, Fowl and Fish,
Kvanorated. Peeled mid Pitied Fruits,
Kaislns anil exeiy variety of Nuts, rl
Boneless Anchovies, Mackerel and Sardines in Oil,
Chocolate, sweet and unsweetened, Cocoa mid Coconilna,
Pure Maple Syrup; Boston Brown Bread,
Our Ice House Goods,
Bv every steamer, Is a spectnl fcatuie, comprising Fresh Holl Buitir, 'Oysters, shell
mid tin j Fish, Fruits and every delicacy as it comes into the San Francisco market.
Orders by Telephone received and Deliveries Made in an Hour
after Steamer Socks.
fSrQtinlltvof all Goods guaranteed. Prompt deliveries lo all parts of the City
and Wnlkikl daily. P. O. Box Nn. 4!ir.; Both Telephones No. IfO. "XBH
JUST OPENED UP,
Jersey Waists from $2 to $8;
Jersey Cloths in 'all Shades;
Ladies' Untrimmed Hats, the latest Styles;
Ornaments, All-Over Lace,
. Arasenos, Chemilles,
And a Fine Line of Trunks,
TEMPLE OF FASHION,
Ol and OS ITort Street.
We are pleased to announce the nrrival of our immense laigo Invoice of
Dry Goods, Fancy Goods, Laces, Bloii,
Clothing and Gent's Furnishing G-oods,
and nro now alluring unpieccdented and unrivalloJ Bargains In all ourdeparlm'ts.
Letting Down the Price.
Just recoived, 100 pieces of viry lino Victoria Lawn at $2 apiece, 10 yards; a very
urge assortment of new Spring stjles in Lawns, 4-4 Batiste, Sateens, plain
llgurcd and hi ocaded, white Piquounda full lino of Drcts Goods, tho latest out.
JLsice Bouele, Ladle?!' Tricot Olotli
in all the now shades; 40 do. Ladies Lislo Thread IIoso nt 40 cents,
the best value ever offered.
Just received, nil the latest an Irs in Boy and Children's Suits; Great Bargains,
Boys blue KJnncl S.illor Suits at $'1.TQ a Suit. Just received, direct from
Ladies', Men's, Hisses'
which wu offer nt
Glesfitai liiifactiriiig Company's
Vaxulliin C'nnu'l'Of Ice,
VoMollun Cold Crenin,
Vnttcllne Hair OH,
Vam'llno Hewlnc Machine OH,
Hollister & Co.,
P.O. BOX 315.
JOS. E. WISEMAN,
General Business Agent.
Hcnl Estate Agent,
Wiluei's Steamship Agent,
Greut Burlington ltuihoad Agent
and Cliilfa's Shoes,
mm vmiuiviiu Kmuvu,
he brock prices.
& CO., Proprietors.
109 Fort Street.
Honolulu, II. I.
Custom House Broker,
Manager Hawaiian Opein Houte,
Klro and Hfelnsurancu Agent,
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