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Sealed lenders will bo recoivod at
the Interior Ofllce until WEDNES
DAY, March 28, 18S8, for matting
offices in the Government Building.
The matting is to be of the best
quality (white) nnd weighing not
less than 100 lbs. to the roll, and to
be laid in a good nnd workmanlike
All bidB must be at so much per
roll laid. Pnrticulius can bo obtained
nt the Interior Ofllce.
Tho MiniBtor of the Interior docs
not bind himself to accopt tho lowest
or any bid.
LOMtlN A. THimSTON,
Minister of tho Interior.
Interior Office, March 23, 1888.
Honolulu, II. I., Feb. 10, 1888.
Notice is hereby given to all em
ployees of the Hawaiian Govern
ment, and to other poisons to whom
moneys may be duo at the Hawaiian
Treasury on or before March .",
1888, to present voucheis for settle
ment on or befoio that date; and all
persons having moneys on account
of tho Government are lequestedto
make their returns promptly, in
order that there may bo no delay in
closing tho accounts for tho fiscal
period ending March 31, 1888.
"W. L. GREEN.
68 tf Minister of Finance.
BISHOP & Co., BANKERS
Honolulu, Hawaiian Inlands
Draw Exchange on tho
JSa-ulc fl Oiilii.Vjiru.iH., &. 2B
And their agents in
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONQ.
Messrs. N. I. Rothschild fc Son, London
Tho Commercial Jiank Co., of Sydney,
The Commercial Bank Co.. of Sydney,
Tho Bank of Now Zealand : Auckland,
Christchurch, and Wellington,
Tho Bank of British Columhia, Vic
toria, B. C, and Portland, Or.
Transact a General Banking Business
Pledged to neither Sect tior Party,
Unt established for the benefit of all.
SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 1888.
PERVERSION AND EXAGGERATION.
Every intelligent person knows
how facts get distorted and truth
knocked out of joint in passing from
mouth to mouth. The general ten
dency is not towards purification,
but in the direction of perversion.
A small irregularity gets exaggerat
ed into an enormity. A dislocated
linger soon becomes a fractured
arm, and a broken neck emerges
from a brui&ed foot. Honolulu is
not very different from most other
small communities in this respect.
A mole-hill of sin does not take long
in developing into a mountain of
iniquity in this genial climate.
Very small matters and simple little
occurrences rapidly magnify as they
pass around by word of mouth.
Newspapers are the best known
cheek to this tendency to exaggera
tion. The record having appeared
in the paper and thus circulated
among the people, is generally
tnken as the correct version or as
coming near to it, and when a per
son begins to "double up" he will
usually come in contact with some
one ready to tell him that ho is
ahead of the printed record. It is
admitted that as a newspaper is not
infallible, its account may not be
strictly accurate, and with the great
est of care and pains in trying to
get at the truth it may admit ele
ments of exaggeration ; still it is a
strong check to further exaggeration.
Then there are certain matters in
which the paper cannot easily go
wrong, but which if left to viva voce
circulation are bound to get dis
torted and perverted, such as
speeches, court proceedings, etc.
Tho newspaper repoit is the best
preventive and corrective of perver
sion nnd exaggeration in such mat
ters. "Within tho past six or eight days,
two cases of conspiracy havo been
heard beforo the Chief Justice as
Committing Magistrate, and the ac
cused persons committed for trial.
Tho newspapers, as desired by tho
Court, refrained from publishing
the evidence. The consequence is,
Hint the town is full of false unci ex
aggerated statements respecting tho
testimony of tho witnesses examin
ed. A thousand and one things aic
said to havo been said, which intelli
gent gentlemen, who were present
the whole time, assert were ncvor
said; and many other things that
were said, have been so twisted nnd
distorted in going tho louuds, that
they now bear but slight resem
blance to the original. If tho news
papers hnd been allowed free scope,
they would have placed before the
public an accurate outline of the
proceedings, and the community
would have known the truth.
TOO MUCH " ARREST."
We arc nt one with the "Gazette"
in the opinion that "law to be re
pealed in this country is every pait
of the code which authorizes the ar
rest of peraons for any grade of
offence that may be chnigcd against
them.'! According to our laws a
man may be arrested for almost any
trivial offence that he may commit ;
and not only may be, but actually
i. A man may very innocently
commit borne slight infraction of
some not very impoitant statute,
without knowing that he is contra
vening the law ; but ho is pounced
upon by an officer, and forced off to
the Station House under the author
ity of a warrant of arrest, as though
he had been guilty of the most hei
nous crime in the decalogue. The
officer is not to blame. He simply
does his duty. The fault is in the
law : aud tho fault is bo crcat that
ihe people for whom the law is
made bhould insist upon its re
moval. As the "uazetto" says,
"the civilised practice elsewhere at
tho present day, is to summon alleg
ed offenders to appear before tho
magistrate, under certain penalties
for default, where not very heinous
offences are charged in the informa
tion." And if the Hawaiian King
dom wishes to deserve and maintain
the reputation of being a civilised
state it must fall in line with civil
ised practice in this legard. This
is a matter for the Legislature to
THE ELECTRIC LIGHT.
Last night the streets of this city
were lighted for the first time with
the electric light. We do not think
that it is too much to say that this
marks one more step in the progress
and prosperity of Honolulu. It
must be always judicious and right
to keep with the times where prac
ticable, though when we take into
consideration the many discoveries
of these modern times it may be a
matter of almost impossibility, es
pecially in such a small community
as ours. Still in the case of electric
lighting when we have such a lmppy
blending of great utility at an almost
minimum expenditure we cannot but
think that the action of the Govern
ment in vigoiously pushing to a suc
cessful issue such an enterprise as
this is woithy of all credit. AVc
venture to hope that the present
street service will only be consider
ed by them as the forerunner of a
much mote extended system. Leav
ing out of consideration the superi
ority of the lights, this is par excel
lence the place for it. Coal is dear
and therefore gas lighting is out of
the question; whereas, owing to the
splendid water supply and the ease
with which it can be used to furnish
electric power the cost of electric
lighting here will be very small,
much smaller than in many countries
where coal is cheap and gas abund
ant, and where even under these
more disadvantageous circumstances
all other lighting powers have had
to give way to the electric light. As
the power seems abundant tho cost
of limning an extended system
would bo little if any greater than
that of the present system. We
therefore hopo that no spirit of false
economy will be allowed by tho
Legislature to confine to its present
rather nanow limits the benelits of
the system last night so successfully
brought to n consummation.
"LEf US WW.
As our readers will havo observed,
we have recently adopted n new top
hend "Events this evening" un
der which aie announced events of
a public or semi-public nature, as
far as we aro informed. This is
done pro bono publico, and if the
public, or those of the public iu a
position to do so, will kindly co
operate by giving us timely. intima
tion of events to occur, the public
will bo benefited by getting every
evening a reliable aud useful guide
in such matters. We respectfully
ask the secretaries of lodges and
associations, and thoso who have the
getting up of meetings, etc,, to
furnish Information of the lime and
place of meeting, etc., for publica
tion. It will cost them nothing, aud
they will confer a favor on us nnd
oblige all who aro interested.
WHY THEY GOME.
Emion Bulletix : It is not my
object to point out what is tho cause
of the "sudden and threatening"
departuro of Portuguese laborers
from these Islands, nor to suggest
its prevention. I leave- that to
others who are more independently
My object is, and has been, to
become acquainted with tho naino of
the person who ,1s claimed by the
"Gazette" as authority for the in
formation that the Portuguese come
here with rcet7iV? intention of
going to the Coast as soon as thej'
have scived one labor contract for
the purpose of proving that his in
formation is entirely void of truth
nnd as ridiculous as it is damaging.
However, I am convinced that
such authority never existed, or clso
would have come to the rescue of
the "Gazette," which it seems to
me should either substantiate its as
sertion or withdraw it.
All our Poituguesc, Mr. Editor,
have come here for the purpose and
with the hope of bettering their con
ditions, and with the good intention
of staying here, saying that wher
ever they found they could improve
their circumstances llieie would be
their home. Many did not come
for their own sakes, not expecting
to make any foi tunc, but came for
the sake of their children, which
they supposed (aud supposed well),
would bland for better chances in
this land than in the land of their
birth. This, no doubt, means per
manent settlement. If any enter
tained the idea of some day or other
leaving these islands, certainly the
idea was to go back home, either for
a visit or for good, but, Mr. Editor,
in order to accomplish this, they un
doubtedly calculated to be here
many years, and therefore no blame
can be attached to them.
My intercourse with Portuguese
laboiers in my ten years' residenco
on these islands has been great. I
did almost all the work myself in
connection with the first lot of Por
tuguese inimigiants under Dr. Ilille
brand's direction, and came out
along with them, consequently I
have reason to know their senti
ments with regard to st.aying here
Knowing my limited ability to
write English, I will not proceed
further, not to tire your readers nor
take up your valuable space, which
is no doubt required for more inte
resting leading. And to substan
tiate what I have said I take the
liberty of referring to our worthy
Commissioner and Consul, to Messrs.
E. Hutchinson, M. A. Gonsalves,
or any other intelligent Portuguese.
Beforo closing, Air. Editor,' I
would add that no better proof of
the intention of the Portuguese to
stay here is needed than the lecol
lcciion of their great help in carry
ing the leform movement through.
Had they not intended to stay in
the country nor taken any interest
in it, they would not have done
what lliey did.
This craze for going to the Coast
dates only a few months back. Let
somebody take care of the rest of
Thanking you, Air. Editor, for al3
lowing me this space, I am
P. A. Dias
TO exehnngc n No. I Piano for a
Iloii-c nnd Phaeton, or foi a Horse
and Brake. Inquiie at this otllcc.
rpm: ANNUAL MEKTING OF the
A WOODLAWI. DaIHY ANU &TOOK
Co , will he held at the oilleo of W. O.
Smith, Fort fticel, on THUKrDAY,
Vuieli i'J, 1883 at 2 o'clock v. M. A
full attendance of the MocMioldcis Is
do-hod. A. L. SMITH,
!)8 Id Secictary W. 1). & S. Co.
TjnO tbe subscribers of the Mutual
JL Telephone Company: Inniderto
seetiro Oio veiy best of service tho tin.
derMgntd requests tbat any complaints in
rogiinl lo tho iiinUeutiou of the operators,
or Double on tho lines or iiibtruuicijls,
will bu reported at onco lo J. V Pratt,
Suneiiutcudcut. oi to
C. O. IIERGEK,
!) I lw Secretary.
YKE WO, corner nunuluauml King
street).. IiiinIiik this ibi iiindo an
nybigniuunt to niu tl all hit. propnity mid
iisioif, for I bo benetit if his cro 'i ors,
all peisons liming claims against him
aro lupUiatuU to picccnt the enmo to inu
ul onto, nnd all peisons Indebted r
owing any moiuy to bald "See Wo, and
iiny persons having poHOtsion or control
of nny propony belonging to him will
plenfo muko immediate payment or
(telivciy of same to mo at tho olllcn of
M. PhlllliH & Co.
A.flgneo of Yeo Wo,
Honolulu, March SO, 1888.
T1IK s'ock in tiailo, stoio fixtures nnd
safe now contained in tho stem
fonnuily occupied by Yeo Wo, corner
Maunnltca mid King filreels, together
with liorFO mid wngoi., building nnd in.
t crest In lout-o nt Puluuin, nnd all debts
duo nnd owing upon book ticcou'ii to
tho nil i Yeo w o, arc ollVie 1 foi en c as
a win lo, unit 111118I bo' mc befoio TU15S
DAY, Jlurcji U7i!i. l'di-Ues iltBlilnjj to
purchaser can obtain full informa ion
ut ollicoof l'hlllli.s& Co.
AsMguco of Yeo Wo.
Honolulu, March 81, 16S8. 00 lw
Attorhcy mid Oonnticllor nt Lniv.
No. 15 Knnhumanu street, adjoining
ofllco formerly occupied by Hon. H. B.
Dole 01 lw
ON Kinnu street No.
80; pallor, 3 bid.
toomp, teiviint's room,
stable nnd carriage
house. Lot 100x170 feci; garden.
ro tf j. v. imowN & co.
COTTAGE TO LET ON
BETWKBX Piikol and ICec.
aumoku Mrcctt, lot runs
tluoiigh to Kinnu strict, 100
fort frontage. Qcol pastumge. Cottigc
contains C rooms carriage house nnd
ttaulcs for 3 or 4 hoisc. llcnt $J0 per
moult1. Apply to
J. IS. BHOWN &, CO.,
1 4 tf 28 Merchant street.
nt tlic Fish Murkrt.
COTTAGE TO LET.
TTUVE minutes' walk fiom
JP the Po.'t Office. Suit-
ISgKfca able lor a bachelor.
J. M. MON3A11HAT.
m a A COTTAGE
&ttft xi. sticct, between Kims
EaHaSaa and School streets.
per month. Apply to
M. S. GIUNBAUM & CO.,
80 tf Queen sti cot.
W AUSTIN Whiting and Ch.ules
Croighton, attorneys and coun
oellors at law, havo by mutual an ango
ment thisduj dissolved their business
Honolulu, March 17, 1883. 01 lw
ROYAL IRISH LINEN PAPER !
The undcrsigncii has just received direct
from tlie Royal Uhler Works,
Bdfitst, a specially line
Marcus Ward's Letter Papers,
Suitable for Inter Island nnd Foreign
Also, Menu, Name & Ball Programmes
Iu Great Variety.
98J A. BI. IIEWETT. flw
All kinds of Brackets, at
G. WEST& CO.'S.
A large assortment of Bird Cages, at
G. WEST & CO.'S.
Crockery, Glassware and Jelly Glasses, at
' G-. WEST& CO.'S.
Oil Paintings, Engravings, Allotypes and !N"ewChromos, at
G. WESTJ CO.'S.
Brackets, Easels, Mirrors and Frames, at
Scrap Books, at
G. WEST'Js CO.'S.
Bedroom Furniture, Book Cases, Desks, Meat Safes and
C. WESTo& CO.'S.
Baby Carriages, Doll Carriages, B0y's Carts and Small
Wheel Barrows, at
. west & CO.'S.
Combs, Brushes, Fans and Dolls, at
a. WEST& CO.'S.
Pianos, Organs, Guitars, Accordeons, Drums, Flutes,
Yiolins, Banjos, &c., &c, at
G. WEST& CO.'S.
Guitar, Yiolin, Banjo, Zither and Piano Strings, at
G. WESTJ CO.'S.
Picture Frames, Cornices and Mattrasses made to order, at
G. WEST & CO.'S.
Pianos and all kinds of Musical Instruments Tuned and
G, WEST & CO.'S,
Canary Birds, warranted Sjngers, at
ii & OO.'S, 105 Fort Street,
CHAS. J. FISHEL,
Cop. Fort nnd Hotol Sts.
AVc Will Hell
225 doz"ii Ladles Linen Capo Ollnrs at
10 cents each t
Hamburg Edging from fie. up
320 perfect-fitting Misses' Conots nt Sfio
210 doz Gent's Cotton Undershirts nt 23c
181 dozen Misses' and Children's SUIt.
clocked Ilo'c, full llni'h, 2fic.
205 dozen Men's Silk-elockal Ho.-e, full
finish $2.50 per do.
100 doz Men' Ribbed Ho-, full lluhti,
nt S'i.CO per doz.
611 doz Gent's Cl. Shine, collars and
cutis, at 50cjcjch.
C4 dozen Boy's Straw Half, GOo. each,
worth $1 00
70 doz Children's School Huts at 60c,
We meau to keep trade lively.
Ylsit our establishment, ask cur piicc,
and you will tliink so too.
Have been selling cheap, but the present
stock will go for a mere song.
This great cut is
FOR TWO WEEKS OEY !
Chas, J. Fishel,
Corner Tort nnd Hotel Sts.
Bags, Dressing Cases, Albums and
The New and Elegant Fitted Store of M. MNERNY, corner
of Fort and Merchant Streets,
JUS HI JD W 1hWySi
Whoro -will bo found an Elegant Display of Goods of such
gradoB, as this corner Iiob been always notod for.
Entire Now Lines of Goods selected by Mr. E. A. Mc-
Inorny now East. Among niy very General
Stock will be found
u v l Wi?
M Mm Boo
" " " Shoes & Slippers, vari. styles,
Ladies' Silk Hose,
Ladies' Silk and Merino Under vests,
Ladies' Misses' & Childrens'' Lisle and Balbrigan Hose,
Men's Silk Undershirts & Drawers,
Perforated bilk Undershirts,
Lisle Thread & Balbriggan Undershirts,
Saxony Lambs Wool Undershirts and Drawers,
White and Bed Shaker Flannel Undershirts
Anglo-India Gauze &
Boy's Undershirts. My
's and Boy's Fine Shoes & Slippers
Men's Elegant Neck Wear, "Very Choice Line of Sus
penders, Jouvins White and Colored Kid Gloves,
Gent's Fine Biding and Driving Gloves,
Every Style & Skill ii lea's Hats k Boy's Straw Eats
Umbrellas, Walking Canes in Solid Heads
Gold and Silver.
I have the most Complete Assortment in Elegant Fashion
able Styles from the best houses in the United States.
Yery Elegant Tweed and Cass Suits,
Black Dress Suits,
Black Frock Suits.
All My Clothing is Warranted Shrunk, Well-Cut, Carefully
Made and Will Give Very General Satisfaction.
Bazors and Pocket Knives, i. .
Razor Straps and Brushes, . '' '
Tooth, Nail and Hair Brushes,
Flesh Brushes, Back Scratchers,
Hand Mirrors, (heavy plate) ,
Cloice Perfumes nl Oilier Toilet Articles.
Ladies' and Gents' Solid Sole Leather Trunks,
Gents' Solid Sole Leather Yalises,
Gents' Fine Leather Traveling Bags & Satchels,
Shawl and Trunk Straps,
Traveling Rugs, (very line), which every traveler ought to
Tie Usual Fine Steel of Ladies: Geit's & Boy's
GOLD & SILVER
Ladies' & Gents' Gold and Silver Chains, Solid Gold and
Silver Jewelry, Dimonds and the famous G0RHAM
STERLING SILVERWARE, warranted 925 Fine.
H2TN. B. No Plated Goods Bold in thii EstablithmtiiV
Thanking the public generally for the very liberal
patronage bestowed on this house during the last 25 years,
and soliciting a continuance of the same at the New Pre
mises. The Clerks will be found ready and willing tp cour
teously attend to all ladies and gentlemen visiting this
Honolulu, March 9, 1888. 86 lm
u vi iiivi viiia
Peb. & St. Goat But. Boots,
Dongola Kid Button Boots,
usual Fine Assortment of
ifM . iiaag,
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