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BISHOP & Co., UANKE11B
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
Draw Exchange on the
lluulc 'oi Culilbrnin, . T
And their ngonts In
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Messrs. N. M. Rothschild & Son, London
The Commercial Bank Co., of bydncy,
The Coininerclnl Bank Co., of Sydney.
The Bank of Now Zcalondi Auckland,
Chrlstchurch, nnd Wellington,
The Bunk of British Colunibln, Vic
torio, B. 0., nnd Portland, Or.
Transact a General Banking Business.
Fledged to neither Beot nor Putj,
Bat etUMlsned for toe benefit of all.
SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 188G.
SUPREMACY OF PARLIAMENT.
The supremacy of Parliament has
not yet reached the zenith, even in
England the fatherland of repre
sentative government. Lately Mr.
Henry Richard, M. P. for Mcrthyr
Tydvil, brought forward n motion
condemning declaration of wnr, or
completion of treaties, or annexa
tion of foreign territory, without
the previous sanction of Parliament.
On a division being taken the motion
was rejected by a majority of six.
This was a close enough shave for
privileges of the executive branch
privileges, it cannot be denied,
which place enormous stakes in the
hands of Ministers, in the intervals
between parliamentary sessions. It
is true, the Ministry must give an
account of its doings in those inter
vals, on the earliest opportunity, to
the representatives of the people.
Yet, all the punishment that it is in
the power of those representatives to
impose upon the Ministry will avail
nothing to repair any damage that
may have been wrought to the
nation in the meantime. Examples
made of the executive by the popu
lar branch of government, in such
cases, can at the best be valuable
only for their exemplary influence
upon future Ministries. Such a
beneficial effect may be very great,
although in no way redemptory of
the blunders and malfeasances that
The subject, however, as it has
come up in England, seems to in
volve more a question of popular
privileges in the abstract, in the
light of modern constitutional de
velopment, than the ultimate popu
lar welfare. The reasoning upon it
must be subordinated to the doc
trine of the comparative infallibility
of parliament, that, as representing
the people, forms the final court of
resort in responsible government.
To discuss the relative merits of
the executive and the legislative
branches, as to which is the safer
repository of the "greatest good of
the greatest number," would bo to
open the floodgates of a controversy
as profound as, and in some degree
identical with, that which raged be
tween Macaulay and the Utilitarians
respecting the disposition and the
capacity of absolute rulers to do
either good or ill to their subjects.
For it cannot bo contended that
parliament, the arm and mouth of
the popular will, is infallible, any
more than the people themselves.
Parliament may do serious damage
in acting upon proposed "declara
tions of war, or completion of trea
ties, or annexation of foreign terri
tory." Still, if parliament is the
incarnate popular will, it may bo
the right thing, according to the
genius of the age, to rocognize. its
supremacy to the full, or for itself
to enforce such n recognition. The
Ministry being, however, only a
"committee of parliament" under
the British system, the question
resolves itself into ono of utility.
Can parliament afford to hamper its
chief committco to the extent in
volved in the motion that so nar
rowly escaped passing into law in
the House of Commons? England's
parliament may be educated and
trained to the point when it may
safely assume to hold tho executive
in such absolute control.
There arc other countries, cer
tainly, with representative institu
tions, where parliament has a good
deal to catch up with, in its undis
putedfunctions,bcforo being justified
in going the length of tho proposal
just defeated in tho British House
of Commons. First of nil, n parlia
ment should bofrco nnd independ
ent. It should honestly nnd disin
iift,toi riiiifftlwith wl.ll'ffi"
terestedly represent tho people.
This it cannot do if it admits salaried
public servants, holding their posi
tions wholly in the fuvor of tho
Ministry. It is impossibles, cither,
for parliament to represent the true
interests nnd the wisdom of the
nation if elected by corrupted suf
f i ages. Unless tho election laws are
framed on the principle that the
buyer and seller of votes, together
with the user of undue influence
nnd him who submits to such, are
criminals, therefore ineligible to
have any voice in government, their
participation in any election being
sufllcient to render it void then the
parliament resulting from the suf
frages thus left liable to be bought,
coerced, or stolen, cannot be recog
nized as being composed of the
tribunes of the people. It is such
a parliament as a nation would be
better without, a despotic system
being even preferable, for under the
latter a spirited' people would find
it easier to effect a chango if mis
government became unbearable.
Another requisite to parliament,
before it assumes all the privileges to
which in an ideal state it might lay
claim, is that it fnitlifully perform
the functions already expected of it
by the people. It should compel
the fullest and most open scrutiny
of the Ministry's administration of
affairs ; have no packed committees
of deliberation or enquiry ; take no
excuse for withholding information
except in the case of unfinished
work, the details of which pre not
ready to be disclosed without danger
to public interests. Upon a ques
tion of the latter sort, it is, of
course, always competent for par
liament to use its discretion as to
tho worthiness of the Ministry to
hold such confidence.
There must be a pure and a
faithful parliament before a supremo
parliament can be aspired to. A
nation that cannot achieve the former
cannot expect to obtain the latter.
It has been suggested that the
continuation of Kaahttmanu street
from the upper end across to King
street would be a wise-measure, and
would entail comparatively little
outlay, because most of tho land re
quired for that purpose is in posses
sion of the Government. One of
the advantages of the suggested ex
tension would be increased frontage
to the Post Oflicc.
A speech delivered before the
sub-committee on Ways nnd Means,
at Washington, in opposition to the
reciprocity treaty, contains the fol
lowing statement: "Before this re
ciprocity treaty was granted it was a
novelty, and nlmost a wonder, to
find a Hawaiian begging. To-day
you can count them on the streets."
It was indeed a novelty to find a
Hawaiian begging before tho treaty,
and has been and continues to be as
great n novelty since the treaty. To
a man at Washington it may be an
easy thing to count in imagination
scores of beggars in the streets of
Honolulu, but to those who walk
those streets daily beggars arc in
visible. Becauso why? Because
they are not there.
TURKEY SHOOT !
AGHAND TURKEY SHOOT at Fort
street Gallery THIS EVENING.
20 Turkeys offered as prizes. Open to
Missing from tho Fire.
rpiIE TAULiE belonging to tho Bethel
X Union Sunday bchool, containing
S. S. papers, lesson helps, bibles, etc.
Any person knowing anything of It will
please notify the undersigned at llollis-
ter as uo.'b.
ail Jit T. M. HENDEHSON.
ASrEOIAL Meeting of tho Board of
Tniblces of the Bailor's Homo
tioclety will be held at the Home on
WEDNESDAY next, the i!t(th Inst., ut
1U a.m. Business of importance is to be
transacted, and a full attendance is re
quested, Per order,
F. A. bCHAEFEH, bec'y.
Honolulu, April i.'ii, 18S0. IU1
OA11D OF THANKS.
HPHK undersigned take this method
I. of thauking HON. V. C. PAKKE
for his hfiolc eAortions during thugieut
lire on Sunday, April 18, 183(1, wheioby
much of our property und olleds were
saved. Wo feel that wo ure directly in.
denied to him for having today any of
our propei ty, which was exposed to tho
lire. I). H. KAMAHl.
Honolulu, April S3, J880. It
AHOY Is wanted to deliver tho
Uuu-vriN nnd advertiser, on
horseback, It' Nuuonu Vnlluv. Apply
to QtlO) A. M MUM IS
On MONDAY, April 2Gtli,
nt 10 A M , tit our Salesroom, Queen
street, wo will sell nt public auction,
for account of whom It may con
cern, A Lot of Crockery
buved from tho late fire, consisting of
Oups &: Saucers,
Colored Bowls, Colored Chambers,
Vegctablo Dishes, Spittoons, cto.
E. P. ADAMS & Co.
Just Landed !
Ex bark James S. Stone,'
OPlio Genuine ITrnultliii
For sale In lots to suit and at
Lowest Market Hates.
TO BE SOLD AT
On Wednesday, April 28th
at 12 o'clock, noon, nt our Sales.
room, Queen street, by order of
Messrs. T. II. Davlcs & Co.,
The Brick Buildings
situated on King street, ndjoinlng tho
store of Messrs. Castle & Cooke.
The Buildings wore partially destroy,
ed by tlm Arc of the 18th Instnnt, and
can be put in order at small expense.
The Ground is leased for a term of 20
years, exphlng July 1, 1002. Rent, $70
Three-fourths of purchase money can
rcmiiiu on mortgage for 3 yiars.
2T Papers at c.peno of purchoFer.
E. P. ADAMS & Co.,
OWING to many inquiries, this
is to certify that we, the un
dersigned, supply daily to the Elite
Ice Cream Parlors, H. J. Hart, Pro
prietor, in Honolulu, Puro Dairy
WOODLAWN DAIRY & STOCK
B. F. Dilunohah, President,
John Ghaci:, Manager.
Honolulu, H. I., April 15, 188G.
That Will Suit.
That charming Cottage oa Berctnnia
Btreet, near Punchbowl Btreet, 0 rooms,
nicely laid out; btnblo, garden, etc.
Neat Cottage, corner of Liliha und
Schools streets, 4 rooms and kitchen.
Small Cottage on Merchant street,
suitable for man nnd wife; $10 n month.
The scaslr'e Cottage of W. P. Toler,'
E84.. at' AValklkl. Beautiful rooms,
lanai, stables, carriage house, line
At Palama, I have several Una Cot
tages to rent.
Cottapo sultablo for 2 gelitlcmen,
beautiful place, on Pcnsacola street.
Small, neat Cottoge, on Pensacola
street, with both pasturugo and uso of
Btnblo; line elevation.
Other houses to rent.
Fine Property for Salo.
ndjoinlng the Kesl
iii a u n on King sticel;
ucneo of Mr. .Neumann on
building lot; reasonable
On Lunalilo street, a beautiful Ilcsl
dencQ and lino grounds; elegant marine
On Liliha, cornor School strcot, 2 Cot
tages; neat lots.
AnrJ Other Property.
1 llneBord Piano for sale, 2SQ;cost
$330; in porfect order.
Huddle Horse, young ond sound, $75.
Black Mare for sale. Sf.0.
Sidebar Buggy, cost $203, nearly now,
Will exchango Buggy for Phaeton.
Apply or address J.E.WISEMAN,
ieu'l Business nud lieul js.tata Ag'i,
Ilnw'ti nnrrfrei Mnnf'g Co.,
E. O. II ill fi bon.
Inter-Hund S. NOo.,
Ilnw'n Agricultural Co.,
Wlldci'c Steamship Co.,
0 Itlcwer & Co.,
Wailukti Sugar Co.,
Reciprocity flupar C ,
L A THURSTON, Stool;
3H Merchant .Street
TN the yard of FRANK MAY,
Soap Works, kou bed.
steads and other furniture that were
stowed there during tho lire are in tho
way, and Mr. May Thereby rennets tho
owners to call for their properly and
pay for this advertisement. .30! 8l
Office of tub IIaiujuiio Fkemen)
Finn Inhjhanck Company. V
Honolulu, April 21, 1830. )
rpENDEHS rc n-ked for by the mi.
A deri-lgtud for tho reconstruction
of the Itulldlng lntely occupied by
Messrs. Wing Wo Tai & Co.,
On the cast side of Xuuanu street, be
low King street, and destroyed by the
The Building li to ho constructed of
bilok, with corrugated Iron nvf. and
iron doors and shutters, exactly as it
wn before the lire in every particular.
The material remaining of the late
building is plared nt the disposal of the
contractor f i eo of charge.
Sealed Tenders will bo received at the
ofHcoof the undcrriguecTup to li! o'clock
noon on MONDAY nixt, tliu 2th lust.,
but the latter do not bind themselves to
accept nny of said tenders.
F. A. SOI1AEFKR & CO.,
Agents Hamburg Bremen Fire Insur
ance Company. 8011 41
FIRE, FIRE 1
HAVING been obliged (on short
notice by the uliiivc element) to
move to some other quarters, we would
thcrefoio notify our patrons, and nil
lhoo thut wish us well, that wcaie now
Cor. of Queen & Nuuanu Sis.,
whore wo shall he prepared to All all
ixito. in the Feed line, as
Hay and Grain.
Orders rollcltcd, prompt attention and
niir piiccj guaranteed.
EST No Teleohono as yet, but will
have them in a day or two.
Situate in Makawao and Kula, Maul,
the properly of the Estate of the late
Charles H. Alexander, will bo Bold, at
public auction, in Honolulu, about the.
Last of May Next.
The Property consists of about
30,000 Acre of Land
In Fee Simple,
600 head of Cattle, more or less,
4,500 head of Sheep, more or less,
CST" Maps of the land ran be seen,
and full particulars obtained- at tho
Ii. A. THURSTON,
801 tf Bfl Merchant Street.
REAL ESTATE !
In the matter of tho Estuto of J. M.
BY virtue of an order of tho Hon. A
F. Judd, Chief Justice of tho Su
preme Court, I will sell nt public auction,
ut tho auction rooms of Messrs. E. P.
ADAMS & CO., on
Saturday, April 24th, 188G,
at 12 o'clock noon.
All that tract of land situated on Pen
Bacola fetrcnt, Honolulu, nud more fully
described In Itoyal Patent No. a:H3,
containing (i0,000 square feet. There
are two houses on said land and in the
best of order, and tho premises can bo
examined nt any time, The premise,
tiro to bo sold nt nu upset price of
Tho situation Is a pleasant ono nud it
is a desirable location.
Tho plan of tho sumo can be seen at
The terms tiro cash and deeds at tho
expense of tho purchaser,
Honolulu, April 10th, 1880.
V. C PARKE.
Administrator of tho Daiglo Estate, with
tUewiiinnnoscd, 804 td
Cattle & Sleeii Raid
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
Xo. SS Fort Ntrcct, Fopnlnr Ktnnd, Goodft, Prices.
Complete Line of Fresh Groceries and Provisions :
Crosse & BhicKwoll's Preserves und Condiments,
J. T. Morton's
Cutting Packing Cos " " "
MiC'tidrav & Co.'s English Breakfast Oolong Japan and Comet M Teas,
O ilii Conker Co 's Plain and Fancy Crackers, every variety;
Sin .lo-o Piieklng Co.'s Piemlum Fruits In glass Jars
Major Gioy's genuine Bombay Chutney, quarts;
Kennedy & Co. 'a Boston Cream Biscuits,
Peak, Freon & Co 's aborted Fancy Biscuits,
Holmes & Coutts' Sea Foam Wafers,
Cereals for Breakfust, in patent weave! proof 101b. tln; . . ,
Canned, Curried. Potted and Deviled Meats, Fowl and Fish,
Evaporated, Peeled and Pitied Fruits, 1
Balsins and every variety of Nuts, f
Boneless Anchovies, Mackerel and Sardines In Oil,
Chocolate, sweet and unsweetened, Cocoa and Cocoa'lna, ;
Pure Maple Syrup; Boston Brown Bread,
Our Ice House Goods,
By every steamer, Is a speclnl feature, comprising Fresh Roll Butter, Oysters, shell
and tin ; Fish, Fruits und.every delicacy ns It comes into the Sou Francisco market.
Orders by Telephone received and Deliveries Made in an Hour
after Steamer Socks.
E2T Quality of nil Goods
and Walklkl dally.
JUST OPENED UI
Jersey Waists from $2 to $8;
Jersey Cloths in all Shades;
Ladies' Untrimmed Hate, the latest Styles;
Ornaments, All-Over Lace,
And a Fine Line of Trunks,
TEMPLE OF FASHION,
Ol nud 03
Wo are pleased to announce the arrival of our immense laigo Invoice of
Dry (roods, Fancy (Ms, Laces, Slim,
Clothing and Gent's Furnishing Goods,
and are now ollering unprecedented and uniivnllei Bargains in all ourdeparlm'ts.
Letting Down the Price.
Just received, 100 pieces of very fine Victoria Lawn at $3 apiece, 10 yards; a very
large assortment of new Sp'ring slj les In Lawns, 4-4 Batisto, Sateens, plain
ngurea ana urocaueu, wmio l'lquo ana a lull lino oi .urets uoous, the latest out.
Lace DSoncle, Ladies' Tricot Olotli
in all tho new shades; 40 doz Ladies Lisle Thread Hoeo at 40 cents,
the best value ever offered.
Juskreccived, all the latest styles in Boys and Children's Suits; Great Bargain ,
Boys Blue FJanel Sailor Suits at $2.&0 a Suit. Just received, direct from
VaHolino Camphor Iro,
Vaaellne Cold Cream,
Vnttellne Hair Oil,
' Vaucllno No wing: Machine Oil,
Hollister & Co., 109 Fort Street. -
P.O. BOX 315.
W 1 lei's Sii'iiiii'hip Agent,
-t t t 7 ,'r
Prompt deliveries to all parts of tho City
. 4'.Jfi; Both Telephones No. 1E0. tBa
which wo offer at bed-ioek prices.
S. COHN & CO., Proprietors.
Honolulu, II. I,
Custom Ilousn Broker,
Manoucr Hawnllan Oneia Ilmim.
Fire and Llfelnturunco Agent.
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