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BISHOP & Co., BANKERS
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands
Draw KxchanRo on thu
Qnulc ol OttlitbrnJo, W. IT,
Aud their ngontB In
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HOr'O KONO.
Moesrs. N. 5T. Rothschild & Bon, London
The Commercial Hunk (Jo., of Sydney,
Tho Commercial llnuk Co.. of Sydney,
Tho Bank of Now Zealand s Auckland,
Chrletchurch, and Wellington,
The Batik of British Columbia, Vic
toria, B. 0., nnd Portland, Or.
Tr&nsaot Gcnenil Bunking Business
f) ails Buttittttt
PltiU?ed to neither Sect nor Party,
Sut established for the benefit of all.
TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 1888.
THE LOWEST TENDER.
The "tender" system of doing
public works anil securing public
supplies, it being always understood
that the lowest tender shall bo ac
cepted, notwithstanding any pro
viso to the contrary which may be
inserted in the invitation to tender,
is held in high estimation in these
modern times of advancement. It
is so popular. It is so eminently
fair to the people. It gives every
body an equal chance to compete.
Great English-speaking countries
admire it, practise it, and swear by
it, just as they do trial by jury, al
though they see the vaunted jury,
through ignorance or prejudice, set
ting free criminals whom impaitial
justice would incarcerate for their
natural lives, and imposing heavy
penalties on silver-haired old men
for being spooney with crafty young
widows, calling it by an outrageous
perversion of language, law, and
logic, "breach of promise."
Here, too, in this little kingdom
the "lowest tender" system is
praised and practised. We have
even made it compulsory hy legal
enactment. Oflicials cannot avoid
it, if they would, aud Keep within
the law ; for Section G of tho Ap
propriation Act enjoins that:
"All and every contract for con
structing or repairing Public Works,
amounting to over 500.00, and for
furnishing material, provisions and
other supplies, under the appropria
tions of this Act, shall be awarded
only upon public advertisement for
The object of the system is to
economise the public money and se
cure the greatest returns for the
smallest outlay, but the actual re
sult is often precisely the reverse.
Inferior articles, short measure,
light weight, slop w ork and cheat
ing the men are to be expected
from the "lowest tender." Bids
are put in at an unpiofitable or los
ing price to s;et the contract, and
then some species of trickery is re
sorted to, to make good the loss.
Thu3 the "lowest tender" may
prove the most costly in the end.
How would it be in all advertise
ments for tenders to specify that the
highest tender might be rejected,
and that tho lowest will meet with
If we must have the tender sys
tem, and will get our supplies and
construct our public works by the
"lowest tender," let us apply the
same principle to all Government
positions! Advertise for Ministers
making tho "lowest tender" the
only test of fitness and capability.
No doubt the bids would be nume
rous. Sheriffs, policemen, and all
other officials might be got in the
same way. By this method a great
saving would be made on salaiies.
But what kind of a public service
would we have?
THE SUPREME JUDGES.
The Judges of our Supreme Court
have come in for their full sharo of
animadversion in public talk since
the 30th of June last, and rmiticu
larly since the veto question came
up. Reason and right have played
but small part in the reflections ex
pressed. One rabid anonymous
writer had the temerity to intimate
through the public press that the
Supreme lkncli was too moderate
and conservative, and that "revo
lutionary judges" were wanted.
Fair criticism of the JCSdtjes' de
cisions, it is conceded, is always ad
missible. This is not what is now
leferred to, but that wild, revolu
tionary talk of hot-headed extrem
ists, which would liavo ' the Judges
render decisions to suit the wishes
of the talkers, right or wrong, law
or no law. Kven more recently, in
matters lately up for adjudication,
similar opinions have been uttered,
somewhat cooled down, it is true,
from tho former fierce heat; R9
though tho Judges were placed on
the Bonch to render decisions in ac
cordance with their own inclinations,
or to satisfy tho prejudiccsof others,
regardless of tho law.
Every intelligent man knows that
the Judges arc appointed by tho
Crown to administer, and not to
make, the law. They are not res
ponsible for legislation, but they nre
bound to administer it as they And
it. Any judge who willingly nnd
knowingly giveB absent to the least
infraction of this principle, is n
traitor to his country and a disgrace
to his profession.
The only contingency in which
the Judges may decline, and arc in
duty bound to decline, carrying out
a statutory enactment, is when it is
antagonistic to the Constitution Act,
which is the fundamental law. Any
Act of the Legislature which is in
harmony with the Constitution can
not be rejected by the Court. But
tho Legislature may, in legislating,
ignore the Constitution, in which
case the Couit iiuibt ignoio the legis
lation. The Legislature mny enact "that
black, as so distinguished by art,
sciencc,coinmcrcc,or common sense,
shall from henceforth bo known and
accepted as white within the bound
aries of this kingdom." To this no
legal objectioti can be offered. The
difficulty arises when law Kb. 2 is
made, which may possibly enact
"that no man shall ride or other
wise employ a white horse." Con
fusion at once occurs as regards
color, and if the Judge obeys the
Act of thcLegisIatuiCjhcnuistntlhc
same time violate the principles of
Constitutional law, which makes no
provision for unnatural or impossi
ble circumstances. In such a case
the Judge is obliged to object.
Those who aic dissatisfied with
the Court's rulings and decisions,
should vent their dissatisfaction on
the law. True, a judge is not in
fallible, and he may possibly err
in his interpretation of a statute.
But if we weigh the positive legal
acquirements of an educated lawyer
against the possible deficiencies of a
layman, we shall find the balance of
probabilities in favor of the Bench.
Yes, the defect, if defect there be,
is in the law, not in its administra
tors. This much we concede, that peo
ple who arc entirely satisfied with
our legal fabric as it stands, deserve
commendation as very abstemious
people in the matter of sense. But
then we cannot disturb the settled
forms of justice by creating judges
to suit our peculiar notions of legal
ity. A HOODLUM EXHIBITION.
The Band music at Emma Square
last night was very nice, and many
people were there to listen to and
enjoy it; but tho hoodlums were
very nasty and their doings ex
tremely objectionable. Climbing
trees, throwing pellets, and emitting
offensivo language weie pronnment
numbers on their piogramnie, which
were vigorously and faithfully ex
ecuted. People did not go there
prepared to take iu this part of the
entertainment, and it was evidently
not acceptable to them. They had
seen the musical programme pub
lished in the papers, aud it attracted
them to the Square. The hoodlum
display was purely a side show which
was not appreciated, and tended to
detract from the really line musical
productions. Hoodlum exhibitions
are very nice in their way, but they
do not chime in veiy well with band
music. If the police had been there
and bad dono their duty, they would
have tabued this extra play. A night
in the Station House might have a
reforming effect upon these hobble-de-hoy
performers, or a decoction
of horsewhip, applied externally by
the aid of strong muscle, might pro
duce the desired effect more speed-
ON King street, a "lied Embroidered
Jacket." Finder will bo nmardsd
on returning fame to this ofllce
BETWEEN tho Chinese Church
and Fort Street School, a
small STEM WINDING 811,.
VElt WATCH, muuII Gold Chain villi
Hall nt end. The Under will bo re.
warded on icturniiiK samo to this ofllce.
DRAFT in favor of Long Wo, pay.
ablo by the Minister of Finance.
Ownor ran have same bv proving pro
perty nnd paying coas, by npplyinc at
thlbofllco, ia 2t
TF YOU, FIND ANYTHING;
X advertise it in tho Daily Buij.utin
Auction Sales by Lewis I LoYoy.
SPECIAL SALE OF
DRY GOODS, Etc,
On THURSDAY, April 12, '88,
at 10 o'clock a. ar.,
At my Saleroom', corner of Queen and
Fort Mnct. I will cll ut
Pub le Auction,
A Gonl ABBor't of Itfor'dioo,
The contents of a re'all fctoie, con.
Clothing, White & Brwn Cottons,
Hosiery, Susponden. Boom & Shoes,
Umbrellas, Shirts, Trunk", Limps,
Tobacco ntid -i General AiHorim't of
TAiiowa aiA.T.miiA.x.s t
Also. 2 Now Domestic Sewing Machines.
' ' sjj.iyi111'
G. A. R, Notice,
llUAllQDAllTnui. Gr.o. V. DkLono")
Post, Xo. JS. Di:it. or Oam- 1
KOltMA, G. A. 11.
Honolulu, April 10, 18SS. J
There will he a ri'aular meet,
ing of ihl Host TilIS(Tuc.
duy) EVENING, la iu Hall,
King slicut, at 7:39 o'clock. A
lull nitcudAiicu is i (quested.
V. V. ARlirOIlD,
J. T. Nom.r,
Adjutant. 13 It
ryUIE annual mretlng of the members
1 of the Hawaiian Jockey Glut) will
be hi Id on MONDAY. Aniil 10th, nt
7-20 r. m . nt the H iwaiinn lintel
C. O. BEHOEtt,
1!J lw bcuetaiy.
LL the mcmbeis of the Anti.Asintlc
Union aic lieioby notified that at
the regular muting to lie held TO.
MORROW ('1 uiMl.i ) BVBNING, nt
7:S0 o'clock, at tl e Old Aimory, Queen
stuet, jmpoilnnt quiB'lon-, h,c in bo
con idcred, which require the .lesencc
of all the adliuauu. All those who
can arc ihucfoie requested lo attend.
Also, all member-, wh i htuc handed in
tlnir names for .idmission an 1 who
have not been notified to the cou'r.uy,
aie likewise leipusted to como to this
meeting. PER 011DKH.
74 King st.
Rattan & Reed Furniture.
Pianos & Furniture
3Iov(d with Care.
Matting and Carpets Laid.
Fine Upholstering & Bedding
CH&5RS TO REP3T.
api 10 83
A SMALL LOT OF THE CELEBRATED
"The Queen of Table Waters."
FOlt SALT: AT
F, A. SGHAEFER & CO.'S.
An Invoice of White Bros.'
For Sale at Lowest Rates
IN LOTS TO SUIT
F. A. SGHAEFER & CO.'S.
FIRST. CLAS-S SAFE, CHEAP.
Apply at ttiis olllco, Qi i w
TIIF. uudcrpieufd, hating been duly
appointed IWicutrix o't the Will of
)eoo.'u II. Luod, Into of Honolulu, Is.
land of Oahu, deceased, notico is horeby
given to all creditors nl tho deceased
to proicnt their claims whether secured
by mortgago or otherwise duly authen
ticated mill with tlto proer ouchprs If
any exUt to tho undcrilgncd within six
months from tho date hoieof or they
will bo forever buried; und all persons
Indebted to faid deceased aio lequpstcd
to mak immediate payment nt the olllco
of J. 31 Mousurrat, No. 27 Merchant
j:liza i'rescott luce,
Executrix ot tho Will of Geo. 11. Luce.
Honolulu, April 0,1888, 12 21
JOB PRINTING ol all kinds exc
cuted at tho Daily Bulletin 0 nice
74 King st. J J
Auction Sales by James F. Morgan,
By order of Mr. W. Q. Ashloy I will
eoll at Public Auction,
On THURSDAY, April 12tli,
AT lO O'CLOCK A. M.,
In tho Mutual Telephone Go 'a Building,
corner of Alakea and Merchant Sts.,
His Entire Housch'd Furniture,
Marble-top Oak Bedroom Set,
Spring Mattrassea, Feather I'illov,
Mo-ciultn Nets, Child's Cilbs,
1 Oak Oheffoniere,
Lace Curtains & Cornices,
B. Walnut Secretary,
Lirgo Center Hues, Sofa Bugs,
Black Walnut Sideboard,
UDliolstBrefl Patent Rocker,
WJrUci Rocker1 & Chain,
Haul-painted vases & Flower Stnnds,
3-light Chandelier, Library Lamps,
Pictures and Plcturu Frames.
Lai go Asorlinciil of
Crockery & Glassware, Sil, PI. Ware,
1 Uncle Sam Range, Kitchen Uten
sils and Agate Ware,
1 Refrigerator, 1 Patent Sink,
GO ft Garden Hose, etc., etc.,
ESThe above furniture lias been re
moved to the Mutual Telephone Uo.'s
Building, for convenience of sale, and
will bo on exhibition on WBDM33
DAY, Apiil 11th, from !) a. u. to 3 p. m.
JAS. P. MORGAN,
!)10 5t Auctioneer.
OF THESE DELICIOUS
EMPEROR FRANCIS JOSEPH
Tno'c extremely fine Buns will be rendv
nnd for sale at the Pioneer Steam Candy
Factory & Bakery, at noon
Of SATURDAY, April 7th, '88.
Having already a very large numbci of
orders for them I will fell them us low as
50 Cents per Bozen
Although they will exceed the lino
quality of inv so much I'pptcciated
Hot Cross Buns by 100 per cent
C2" Please don't n-ml onlera lakr
than 0 o'clock i m., THIS DAY.
Practical Confectioner, Pastry Cook &
Otnamcutcr. Hotel bet. Nuuant.
Oil and Foit stiects. tf
General Mliipplus Agency nnd I'or-
Goods, Parcels, Baggage, Etc., Etc.,
Fonwuded to and from all parts of
tho wo Id
C. O. D. amounts of services collected
iu any couutr).
US-TarlGri oTIIntCH on ApIlcntlon-C3
General Agents for nawalian Islands,
J. E. BROWN and CO.,
00 2S Mcichimt Street. tf
Cooked Tarn Flour !
Tho New Process to make tho Best
of Poi with hardly any
rpHK Hawaiian Fruit & Taro Com.
i pany of Wailukii, Maui, will be
prepared to bupply thu public of llono.
lulu and the othei Island', on the 2nd
day of Apt II, 18B8, with a new piepara
lion or Tuo Flour called CuOKKD
TAltO FLOUH. This ai title U f,ir
superior to I'.io old raw Thio Flour.
ThUnttirlc is already cooked and It re.
quires haidly any work lo make thu
best of I'oi and other iccelpts, by add.
ing Cooked Taro Flour to boiling hot
water like pri paring coin meal your
I'oi is made at once. Those tlci Inn
sour Poi will have to let it stand 24
hours. If too thin or hour add fiesh
pjste of Oo ked Tnio Flour. Our re.
ccipti with each bajrs will givo full par.
llcu'ars. If our diiectloua with each
bag aro fatiictly followed it will not
fail to make tho cleanest aud best of
I'oi, This new process of Cooked Taro
Flour is made by machinery fo there
cannot bo 0113- dirtiness or llllhiuem In
this way of making Pol. All jrroccry
stores will bo furnished with Cooked
Taro Flour on tho abovo date. Ouric
tail pi ire per 6 lb. bag will be 40 cents
per Gag in Honolulu. Any or charge
will be rclundcl by notifying W. 11.
Cummingb, Hell Telephone No. 32). All
ciders fiom tho other Iubuids can bo
tilled by tending your 01 dor to
"W. H. DANIELS, Manager,
W, H. CUMMINGS, Affont,
EST The Company U prepaid if f o
detircd to supply hard Pol, not incli.d.
lug lols of water, in 0110 or more barielH
or hag Jots, at lowest possible prices,
AILY BULLETIN SUM MAJi
40 columns. $3 per innum, 9
His jnflt received rjcAustratla avory
lundsoino assortment of all tho
In tho Milliners Line, such as
Hats, Rloiis, tetto,
Ornaments, &o,, &o.
Also, n Moat Esccllont Assortment of
-OK? 2U XT MC EJ
09 J)lrcc6 from 1'uroiie. 1m
While the bridge at Wniklkl Is
being reconstructed, one side of It
only w ill be open lo tt attic. Peoplo
are cautioned to drive carefully
over it, and to lefrain from carry
ing henvy loads.
11. P. HEBBAIID,
CO" tf Road Supenlsor.
White Bros.' Port. Cunt,
Coal Tar, Stoclolm Tar,
F. V. Staples,
Filter Presses, Sugar Coolers,
F. I'. Cloth,
Etc., Etc., Etc.
FOR HAIiG BY
H. Hackfeld & Go.
CHAS. J. FISHEL,
Wo are glad to know that an intelligent
community appreciate and patronise
an institution that has KIHST,
l,A.bT nnd ALL, THE TIME,
given particulnily biilliaut
Wo have existed, and by the PEOPLE'S
VOTE wo desire to exist. Drive after
diivo have wo given, aad thousand upon
thousand high priced GOODS have
floated out to the popnlaci, at
comparatively SMALL COST.
LONG L1YE THE
Bargain Sales I
So Suys tlii' People.
This Week we continue our SPECIAL
CHEAP SALE. Evety Article
is Mm ked Down.
Our $4 00 Jcrsoys will bo sold for $2 00
Our $5 00 Jorseys will bo sold tor $3 00
Our $6 00 lersoys will bo sold for $4 25
Our SO 00 Jcrsoys will bo sold for $5 00
Special Jtnrgnins in
Blons, Hats, Laces
Black, Cream & White Brocaded
tSfWo offer Extraoidlnary Bargains
in Odd Lots, Remnants nnd Odds and
Chas. J. Fishel
orn or Tort and Hotel Sts.
TF YOU WANT A SITUATION
X udvcriUo in tho Daily Buixmin.
The New and Elegant Fitted Store of M, McINEM, corner
of Fort and Merchant Streets,
Wkoro will bo found an Elegant Display of Goods of such
grades, as this corner hits beon always noted for.
Entire- !N"ew Lines of Goods selected by Mr. E. A. Mc-
Ineray now East. Among my very General
Slock will be found
Ladies', ftftisses' & Childrens'
KM Button Boots anil
Ladies' Misses' & Childrens' Peb. & St. Goat But. Boots,
" " " Dongola Kid Button Boots,
" " " Shoes & Slippers, vari. styles,
Ladies' Silk Hose,
Ladies' Silk and Merino Undervests,
Ladies' Misses' & Childrens' Lisle and Balbrigan Hose,
Men's Silk Undershirts & Drawers,
" Perforated Silk Undershirts,
Lisle Thread & Balbriggan Undershirts,
Saxony Lambs Wool Undershirts and Drawers,
White and lied Shaker Flannel Undershirts
Anfflo-Tndia Gauze &
Boy's Undershirts. My
's and Bov's Fine Shoes & Simpers
Men's Elegant JNeck "Wear, Yery Choice Line of Sus
penders, Jouvins "White and Colored Kid Gloves,
Gent's Fine Hiding and Driving Gloves,
Every Style & SMg m lea's Hats & Boy's Straw Hats
Umbrellas, Walking Canes in Solid Heads
Gold and Silver.
I liave tbe most Complete Assortment in Elegant Fashion
able Styles from the best houses in the United States.
Very 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.
Razors and Pocket Knives, ,
Razor Straps and Brushes,
Tooth, !N"ail and Hair Brushes,
Flesh Brushes, Back Scratchers,
Hand Mirrors, (heavy plate) ,
Cooicfi Partes aafl Ota Toilet Articles.
Ladies' and Gents' Solid Sole Leather Trunks,
Gents' .Solid Sole Leather Valises,
Gents' Fine Leather Traveling Bags & Satchels,
Shawl and Trunk Straps,
Traveling Rugs, (very fine) , which every traveler ought to
Tile Usual Fine Stock of Lies' Gem's k Boy's
GOLD & SILVER
Ladies' & Gents' Gold and Silver Chains, Solid Gold and
Silver Jewelry, Dimonds and the famous GORHAM
STERLING SILVERWARE, warranted 025 Fine.
ESTN, B.No Plated Goods Sold in this EatabliUtncnr.-a
Thanking the public generally for the very liberal
patronage bestowed on this house during the last 25 years,
and sorteiting a continuance of the same at the New Pre
mises. Tho Clerks will be found ready and willing to cour
teously attend to all ladies and gentlemen visiting this
Honolulu, March 9, 1888. 8(J lm
usual Fine Assortment of