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Sealed tenders will be received nl
tbe Interior Ollice until MONDAY,
February 20th, 1888, at 12 o'clock
noon, for the const ruction of n shed
on the extension of tho wharf known
as "Brewer's Wharf," Honolulu.
Plans and specifications for the
work can be seen at the Ollice of the
Superintendent of Public Works.
The Minister of tho Intoiior does
not bind himself to accopt'lho lowest
or any bid.
LOlUtTN A. THURSTON,
Minister of the Interior.
Intoiior Office, Feb. II, 18S8.
BISHOP & Co., BANKERS
Honolulu, Htiwiuian Islands
Draw Exchange on the
Bank ol Cjilll'oriiin., . JS
And their ugcuts in
NEW .YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Messrs. N. M. Rothschild & Bon, London
The Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
Tho Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
The Bank of Now Zealand: Auckland,
Cliristcluiruh, ami Wellington,
The Bank of British Columbia, Vic
toria, B. C., and Portland, Or.
Transact a General Banking Business.
Pledged to neither Sect nor Party,
But established for the benefit of all.
THURSDAY, FKB. 10, 1888.
TRUTH IN NEWSPAPERS.
Some people believe, or profess to
believe, that in a newspaper is about
the last place to find truth. Misre
presentation and inaccuracy abound,
say they, but truth is wanting. Now,
the fact is, this assertion contains
more untruth than can ordinarily be
found in any respectable newspaper.
To be sure, no one pretends that a
newspaper is infallible, is always
accurate, is never in error. Truth,
the whole truth, and truth only, is
bard to get, even in a court of law ;
and truth, untinged by prejudice or
unpervcrtcd bj' inaccuracy, even in
the trivial little local occurrences
which are recorded in our daily
papers, is not so easily ascertained.
The news papcrnews-gathercr-eannot
be everywhere at tho same lime, and
see and hear every event which oc
curs: he has to rely largely upon
information procured from others.
This is often incomplete, or one
sided, or positively crooked. Some
times wrong information is know
ingly given and at others uninten
tionally. The nowspaper man does
his best, with the time and means at
his command, to sift out the facts
from falsehoods, and on. the whole
is pretty successful. The ordinary
newspaper reader little knows how
much labor is bestowed upon this
one tiling. Considering the piles of
contradictory and conllicting re
ports and statements to be waded
through, the wonder is that so little
untruth reaches the stage of publi
cation. BASIS OF TAXATION.
Among the many subjects of re
vised legislation at the present time
in. favor of better adjustment of
methods of government administra
tion, not the least important is the
question of taxation. The Hawaiian
Government has made a long step
in advance in adopting the princi
ple of exempting mortgages and
other evidences of debt, on the
equitable principle that people
should be taxed for what theypwn
and not for what they owe. The
tendency at tho present day is to
simplify tho tax laws, and put the
burden as far as possible where it
shall be shared by all alike in pro
poition to their pioperty interests.
To this cud astute legislators and
public economists are coming more
and more to tho conclusion that en
tire exemption of personal property
from taxation, and tho imposition of
taxes on veal estate alone is in the
lino of sound public policy, advan
tageous to tho whole community.
The iliillculty of collecting honestly
these taxes on personal property is
n valid reason for tho change that is
now so generally advocated. Our
lax assessors, il they could get hold
of the inventoiies of personal pro
perty before and after tho first day
of July, would find some remarkable
changes of figures within a few days'
tunc. In addition to the tax on
real estate, shares in corporations
holding some valuable franchise,
present an accessible and certain
basis of propci ty taxation. The
whole question is worthy the serious
attention of our lax payers. While
our Reform Government is doing all
it can apparently to economise ex
penditures, a revision of the methods
and basis of taxation in the inter
ests of justice, equity and economy
is very desirable. It would be a
good thing if under the auspices of
the Auditor-General an annual re
port can bo made of tho estimated
valu of the resources of the
country, lands, goods and chattels,
live stock, pioperty valuation of
foreigners, landholdings of Ifawai
inus, etc., etc.
The Attorney-General's brief pub
lished in this morning's "Gazette,"
in the veto test ease, contains the
following: "The intent of Ai ti
de 78 (of the Constitution) is cer
tainly not merely to furnish a mode
of authenticating the King's acts,
but to make their validity and con
stitutionality depend upon the advice
and responsibility of some person or
body responsible, as the King in
some senses is not, to the law of the
land. This is what constitutional
and responsible government means.
It can be secured in no other legal
way." We have not been accus
tomed to this interpretation of the
term "responsible government," al
though we aic aware it is the one
recently adopted by some . local
writers. The term, as we have been
used to it, relates rather to the exe
cutive than the legislative function
of government, and implies respon
sibility for executing the will of the
legislature as expressed in its Acts.
QUEEN EMMA HALL
While our generous public are re
sponding with &uch readiness to
the suggestion that a croquet set or
sets would be acceptable and useful
for outdoor sports at Queen Emma
Hall, are there not some of our
readers who have back-gammon
boards, chess men, or chequers,
or some indoor games, that would
be equally acceptable and useful for
the amusement room inside the
building? We arc sure the com
mittee in charge will be ready to
make due and grateful acknowledg
ment of any such articles that may
be given for this purpose.
THE LATEST PUBLICATION ON
Sir llisdou Bennett, M. D., L. L.
D.,F. IJ. S., a well-known English
medical authority has recently given
to the public his views on leprosy.
Great confusion, lie says, has been
caused by the application of the
word to two radically different dis
eases. The original use of the word
lepra was to designato a skin dis
ease. This is its meaning in the
Bible. The earliest instance of
its misapplication to elephantiasis,
the leprosy of the Middle Ages, and
the Hawaiian disease thus commonly
known, is in a book of the eleventh
century by Constantinus Africanus,
one of the oldest medical writings
extant, found in four different
languages. While in tho Latin
version the chapter is headed De
Ulcptautiasi, the disease is called
lepra in the description of it, but
for what reason no one can tell.
The mistake has been perpetuated
from' that time to the present be
cause of the similarity of certain
skin diseases with some of the symp
toms of JJlephantiasis Griucotum,
which is a constitutulional malady,
implicating tho whole organism, and
ending invariably, it is believed, in
death. It is irremediable by any
known human means. As remedial
means of acknowledged importance
removal from suspected injurious
climatic influences, and fiom all in
sanitary conditions, and the adop
tion of n generous and nutritioiiB
diet. But in the Lcvitical treat
ment of lepers, physicians of tho
present day recognize nothing but
varieties of cutaneous diseaso of
some kind. Arguments for the
segregation of modern lepers have
no foundation of truth in appealing
to tliebo Mosaic regulations. The
laws-of seclusion for ceremonial un
cleanness were as rigidly applied to
to other cases in which no question
of contagion can exist. In homo
forms of Lovilical leprosy, the
porsons affected were pronounced
clean, and mingled freely with
others. In fact tho accounts given
in the NcivTcsliuncjil of thcmiracti-
Ions healing or cleansing of lepers,
seem to convoy the impression that
the removal of ceremonial unclean
ncss was of inoro importance than
the cure of the disease. That the
unhappy subjects of the dis
ease we calf leprosy are rendered
unfit for ordinary social intercourse
has always been admitted. Not
from any Biblical authority is tho
policy of segregation to be advocat
ed but from Christian and benevolent
considerations, as well as on medi
cal grounds, that they may have the
benefit of that sympathy, care, and
alleviation of misery only to be se
cured in duly appointed and super
vised special institutions. There is
now pretty general unanimity of
opinion in favor of the transmission
of modern leprosy by heredity, and
this means congenital seeds of the
disease, something more than a
predisposition to ils development
when the conditions are met. Hence
the very general adoption of the
principle of segregation, and tbe
prevention of intermarriages with
the healthy. Almost the only hope
presented to us for preventing its
spread, or for exterminating the evil
is by segregation.
Sir Risdon Bennett was a member
of the Committee of the Royal Col
lege of Physicians, which was ap
pointed in 1802 to conduct investi
gations in regard to the contagious
ness of leprosy. He is now serving
on another committee on the 'advis
ability of establishing leper asylums,
and enforcing segregation, so that it
shall be a penal offence for a certi
fied leper to maintain ordinary social
intercourse. The overwhelming evi
dence brought out by caicful scien
tific investigation is against the
spread of the disease by contagion
in the ordinary sense of that word.
Wc may add to what Dr. Bennett
says, it is evident that leprosy, if
not contagious, like smallpox does
spred, somewhat perhaps as fashions
do. No one can tell where thej1
come from, or why such outlandish
deformations of the human form
divine arc adopted. It is like
drunkenness, too, in that the infec
tion spreads ; but not in accordance
with any known laws. One man
may drink alcoholic liquor, and no
one can saj' that he is the worse for
liquor. Another lakes to the drink,
and is mined body and soul. One
man may drink, and his children
hate the very smell of it. . Another
may drink and his children arc
tainted and dissipated. As total
abstinence is the only known anti
dote for alcoholism, so is segregation
A SUM of money. The owner can
xjl have the same by calling nt this
office ami proving propeity. 07 'il
A PORTUGUESE wants a situation'
for nny bort of pulsido work.
GONSALVES & CO.,
07 2t Queen street.
Notice is heioliy given that in nccoid.
mice Willi the law in such ensu liinilo
unci ,iovidid,.I will emtio to be sold the
chattel of Wo" Cluing taken by mo in
(litttaii'jng for run, ui,"wl:
Ladies', Men's and Childrens'
Shoes and Slippers,
Shoe Leather & Nails.
Said wile will Inliu place at tlin auc.
tion rooms of LEWIS J, I.KVKY,
auctioneer, coiner of Foit and
On SATURDAY, March 3d, '88,
AT 12 O'CLOCK NOON.
BY a youngpwrr cd mini situation r,s
clei k,' or In nnv oilier niiviciiv.
Goo I liiiiidu riling, kiinulelgu ot .t'jro
u-oili ami shipping. Good Jfcluml re.
Terences. Address, "OI.EHK, ollloa of
this paper. (10 lw
FOB. LEASE OK KENT.
mm a T?01' rent or lenso the homo
jKy,$a X? and Jot on the Plains,
ESe&5H facing tho 15'aselmll Grounds,
and nt present occupied by tliu under,
siencd. For paiticulars apply to
(W'lm II. UEltGEIt.
I7K0M tliodtny of Uastlo & Cooke, a
. package marked "P. P," Pnla,
containing one SIIVEH WATCH. A
suitable toward will bu paid lo anyone
retaining tho tamo to Castle & Cooko.
A GENTLEMAN can get a well
furnished loom (if desired villi
board,) Location about 10 minutes'
walk irom Post-olllco. Please apply at
tho ollice of the hvhhvilti, 62 tf
Auction Sales by James F. Morgan.
On FRIDAY, February 17th,
AT 10 O'CLOCK A. M.,
At my salesroom, Queen street, I will
sell at Public Auction,
Dry Goods, Clothing,
Groceries and Hardware.
Bbls Columbia River Salmon,
Potatoes ami Coin,
South ei I bland Mnls, "
B. W. Dining Tables,
1 Stove and Fixtures,
Household Furniture, Etc.. Etc.
AND AT 12 O'CLOCK NOON,
00 Boxes of Choice Apples,
JAS. P. MOKGAN,
07 1 1 Auctioneer.
, AT AUCTION.
On FRIDAY, Feb. 18th
AT 12 O'CLOCK NOON,
At the picniiscs, Hotel street, iidohung
Gonsalvcs & Co., I will tell nt
2-STORY WOODEN BUILDING,
36 FEET x 1G FEET, CONTAIN
ING 4 ROOMS.
The building is nearly new, arid cost
CQyBuilding lo ha removed within
5 days after sale
JAS. F. BIOKGrAN,
0(5 21 Auctioneer.
On FRIDAY, February 18th,
AT 12:30 O'CLOCK,
At the Knumakapili Church premises,
1 will Fell nl Public Auction,
10 LARGE WOODEN CASES,
Lately used' in packing the large
JAS. F. MOKGAN,
CO 2t Auctioneer.
LARGE AND IMPORTANT
I am directed by Messrs. II. Hack fold
& Co., to sell nt Public Auction, at
their stoic, Queen stieet. on a
liberal credit to the trade,
MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNES
DAY & THURSDAY,
FEBRUARY 20, 21, 22, & 23,
10 O'CLOCK A. M., EACH DAY,
All their importations of mer
cliiindiFo of every description.
Tliu sale will comprise specially
selected goods of the latett
style, to numerous to specify.
Amongst the Etock will be
found lull assortments of
New & Fashionable Dry Goods
Bags and Bagging,
Galvanized Corrugated Iron,
Sydney & English Saddles,
Beers and Champagno,
STAPLE AND FANCY GOODS,
. ETC., ETC., ETC., ETC., ETC.
ALL.GOODS OFFERED WILL BE POSI
And large invoices will bo closed at any
pilco u, ml on' liberal terms.
TJBBMS AX .SAI.13.
JAS. F. MORGAN,
CO td Auctioneer.
TWO nicely furnished rooms in n prl
viito family with or without boaid,
about 10 ininuies unlc from the Post,
olllco, Inquire nt tills oHlce. PI. 2v
AF. MADEIHOS .fc CO., mcrchnnt
tailnis, have the pleasure to in.
form thilr customers, that ihey have
lemovtd their tailoring es,tablihluueiit
from Uonsiilvo? ife Co.'s stoie to corner
ot Union and Hole) sircei wheio they
will bo glad to receive a call fiom their
custJiuerii, mid from tbe publiu in
general. 08 lm
IF you want your plnno rebuffed, re.
lilted or tuned liy n rcMdcnl tuner,
leave your orders nl G. West & Co.'s
Music Store, 105 Fort street. Satisfnc.
tion guaranteed. 53 2w
J. C. M AltOII ANT,
(Successor to T. G. Thrum)
Eook-bintlor. Pnper-rulor & Blank
Friend Ihtllding, Delhel street, llono.
02 lulu. If
J. A. DOAVElt,
Ship Carpenter & Boat Builder.
Haiug improved facilities, is prepared
to III) orders at short notice.
New York Line.
Aii At vessel will be despatched by
this Line for Honolulu, to leave
No.w York in nil May.
For further information apply to
W. H. CR0SSMAN &.JJR0.,
77 & 71) Broad Street,
CASTLE & COOKE,
To Stand this Season
AT HAIKU, MAUI.
The Thorough!)! ed Horse
xnii)Hloroiii;li, a dark hay horse
with black point". Imported Irom Syd
ney, N. S. W , Inst year.
GniiiPborouch is n strictly
thoroughbred horse, got by "Yattcn.
don" out of "Atholine" by "Blair
Atliol," outof "Halienn," etc., etc.
"iihiir Atliol," GniiiKboroiitrli'H
grnndslie, sold for 12000 g. in Eng
land, in 187.3, while his ijianddam
"Habena" was the winner of the 1,000
gs. in Kngland. t
JKB-TF.ItMS OF SKItVICE, S.'lO.-tto
C4 2w Haiku, Maui.
S3 L XJ O 3BC 3E It,"
Will stand at the Entciprisc llancli for
a limited number of mares.
Apply to J. A. Mngoon, agent. -12
Mciciiant street, or lo Silvano de No.
briia, at the Enterprise linncli, head
of Wyllic street, Ninianu Valley.
A Chance to Procure a Good Paying
OWING to my intended departure I
wish to bell my Cigar Store and
Billiaul Room. This is one of the best
equipped Billimd ltooms in the town.
I Imvo four Tables of the veiy latest
designs, and one Pool Table with pa
42im o. j. McCarthy.
Notice of Election.
AT the annual meeting of C. Brewer
& Co., IA1 , held this day, the fob
lowing named persons wero, elected as
olllcers for the ensuing year:
P. O. Jones....'. President,
P. C. Jones Manager,
J. O. Carter Secretary,
J. (). Carter Trensurcr,
W. F. Allen Auditor,
Hon. O. It. Bishop, Sam'l C. Allen and
Hon. II. Waterlioiise Directors.
J. O. OAKTElt, Secretary.
O. Brewer & Co.
Honolulu, February 1, 1888. 54 lm
All pdvons arc hereby forbid,
dull film excavating, digging
or depohiting rubbish in the
streets of. this district, .tUihout
the written order of Uio Itoad
II. F. HEBBATtD,
35 lm Konu, Oahu.
Dissolution of Partnership.
rpiIE interest of Mr. Clarence Mac.
X 'farlnno in tho (Inn of WEST,
DOW & CO. Jiri3 this day been pur
chased by Mr Gideon West, who n?.
Humes nil liabilities of siid linn. All
debts duo suit linn lire due and payable
to Mr. U. West.
WEST, DOW & CO.
Honolulu, Jan. 14, 1888,
Mil. G. WEST having becomo solo
owner of tho business carried n
under the llrm nnmo of West, Dow &
Ce., wilt, in future, carry on Bald busi
ness under the llrm nnmo mid stylo of
G. WEST As CO.
Honolulu, Jan. 15,1888. 'M lm
Mil. John Mngoon is authorized to
collect for our account, and sign
receipts. J. E. BKOWN & CO.
Jan. 10, 1SS3. 1835
IS NOW OPENING A LARGE AND MAGNIFICENT STOCK OF
Ladies' and Grab' Cliildras Boots and Shoes.
Carefully selected by Mr.
CHEAP FOR CASH.
rSHVIORE GOODS COMING
THE Hemington Typewriter is the
htandnrd writing machine of the
world. Il prints 70 characters, or with
certain combination, nbout80 characters,
with the operation of only 39 Ucys. Tbe
machine is so simple that nny one can
write with it, and its manipulation is so
easily understood, that but little prnc
tice is required to enable tho operator to
acquire facility in its use. The average
speed of the pen is from 15 to 20
words per minute, nndtheaverapespeed
of the type writer U fiom 40 lo fcO voids
per minute. Time spent in writing
with the pen is at least two thiids
Orders for the above instrument may
be left with ihe undersigned at the of
lice of W. G. Iiwin & Co., and will re
ceive prompt attention. The utidtrsign."
ed is also prepared to give purchasers
full instructions as to the use of the
For fur her particulars apply to
W. M. GIFFARD,
So'e Agent for the Hawaiian Islands
NEW CHOP HOUSE.
The undersigned respectfully notify
the public, that they havo
(Next above tho Custom Houto)
. AS A
First Class Chop and Lunch House,
Whoro their patrons are assured of re.
cciving nothing hut what is
first class in lood, cooking
EST NO CHINESE ABE EMPLOYED -a
By strict attention to business ami un
earnest endeavor to please our patrons,
we solicit your pntronuge.
-BAltKKH &. McUBAN.
(Lincoln Block, King Streot.)
UPSTAIRS is a select Dining Itoom
where Poultry, If desired, will be served
three limes u day. This room lms.01cnn
Table Linen, Silver Plated Ware, New
China, civil mid attcntlvo waiters, and
tho Table is supplied with every deli,
cacy the Markets uflbrd.
Rates, $6.00 per Week.
DOWNSTAIRS, Iho General Itcslau
rant, is well supplied with Clean and
Substantial Food ot many varieties.
Board, $4.50 per Week.
First Class Cooking a Specialty.
40 4m o. All HUE.
Gcrtz while in tho States.
BY NEXT STEAM ER.-lI
Bell Tel. 172. Muluiif Tel. 300.
P. O. Box 46!).
Fire Proof Stone Building,
42 Merchant Street.
General Commission Merchants
General Agency for Ifaw'n Islands
Burlington and Chicago Railway
Connecting at Boston with thc'Azores
Through tickets gi anted from Honolulu
ui mi jiuiius xasi.
Merchandise stored and sold on coin.
mission. Consignments solicited.
Propci ties leased, rented and sold.
Legal documents drawn.
Books audited and ndjirsted.
Authorized collector, Mr. C. Clarko.
Tahiti Lemonade Depot,,
2S Merchant Street.
High Class Aerated Waters,
Tahiti Lemonade Depot,
28 Merchant Street.
Tahiti Lemonade Depot,
28 Merchant Street
Tahiti Lemonade Depot,
28 Merchant Street.
Ginger Ale, Grenadine & Cream Soda.
Orders promptly attended to.
75 cents per dozen, delivered,
Tahihi Lemonade Depot,
28 Merchant Street.
Plain Soda, equal to Schwcppes. 113
Skating! Skating! Skating!
Commencing Janunry Cth,
Every Friday Mi !
For Ladies and their Kecorta.
Every Friday Evening will be kept
perfectly belect for ladlc3 fc gentlemen.
J3niil In Attendance.
THOMAS E. W A.X.JU
1C01 Proprietor. lyr
By the S. S. "Australia" 8lh February,
-'-A'NP l?OW 01? SALB--
California Orangcs-.-prlmo sample, Barrels
Saurkraut, Kegs Saurkraut, Crates Whito
Heart Cabbago, Celery on Ico,
AND AMi 8EA60NAM.K VA1UETIEB OK
A.rIIEe A.ND XI3A.1C I
A largo consignment of
Potatoes, Fig, Canned Fruits, Jellie",
.Tump, Prunes, luteins, Chestnuts, Will,
nuts, llardnuts, Almonduute, Canned
Tomatoes, Etc., Etc,, Eto., Etc., Etc.
E-LOW PRICE TO SUIT THE TIMES-S
CALIFORNIA FRUIT MARKET,
GO King Htreer, Honolulu, tf
MESSRS J. eT'BROWN & CO.
Are authorised lo collect for the
Honolulu Juno 8th, 1887. 07
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