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BISHOP & Co., BANKERS
Honolulu, Hawjiilnn Islands.
Draw Exchange ou tho
Bimlc ot GiiliA'oriila, b. ST.
And their agents In
NE'V YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Mopew. N. M. Rothf-cuiM & Bon, London
Tho Corumerchl Bank Co., of Sydney,
The Commercial l.ank Co., of Sydnoy,
Tho Hani: of New Zealand: Auckland,
Chrlstchurcb, mid Wellington,
Tho Hank of British Columbia, Vie-
torln, B. 0., and l'oitlnnd, Or.
Trftraaot a General Bnnkliif; Business
A COUCH REMEDY.
ONLY TWKSY'FlVfl CCNTS l'illt TOUND.
Irritated thro.il! and annoying
coughs arc quickly relieved by the
genuine Butter Scotch, only to he
found at the Pioneer Steam Candy
Factory of 1 Horn. Plenty of testi
Pledged to neither Sect nor Party,
But established for the benefit of all.
FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 1888.
THE MEN SHOULD HAVE THEIR
We give full credit to the Govern
ment for its good intentions and
honest endeavors to keep within the
Appropriation Act, by expending
no money other than has been ap
propriated by the Legislature ; but
at the same time we believe it possi
ble to impair the necessary public
service by keeping strictly within
the literal provisions of an Act that
appears to have made insufficient
provision for the carrying on of cer
tain important services of Govern
ment until appropriations are made
by the regular session of the Legis
lature. Moreover, we are of
opinion that actual injury is now
beiug done by strict adherence to
Employees, according to our in
formation, in certain departments,
are being paid for their services, not
in cash, but by I. O. U.'s, or
promises to pay, which the holders
have to retain, until appropriations
are made, or get converted into cash
as best they can. This latter can
not be done apparently without
allowing a liberal discount, which
means so much loss to the wage
earner. Instances in which accom
modation has been granted in con
sideration of discount have been re
ported to us, and others have com
plained of being unable to obtain
even this concession. This method
of conducting the public service un
doubtedly creates reasonable dis
satisfaction, and tends to impair the
The Government can certainly
plead the Apropriation Act, and so
far is admittedly in the right. But
if the example of other countries
and the precedents of this be allowed
to have any influence in shaping the
course of the administration under
existing circumstances, it would
avail itself of an overdraft or a
temporary loan, which is no doubt
procurable, and seek indemnity from
the Legislature by a bill of that
nature. This is a part of contingent
Ministerial responsibility, and a case
in which we think Ministers should
We do not place the payment of
workmen's wages on a par with the
"Mnkiki claims." The latter were,
for anything we know to the contrary,
perfectly just as well as long over
due, but were not of that pressing
nature that warranted the Govern
ment in paying them before tho
money had been appropriated for
that purpose. Nevertheless, they
were paid without warrant of law.
Herein tho Government was hasty.
Wages for work done, as in the
road department and the running of
the tug boat, are a different matter,
and should be paid when due, oven
if tho expedient just now referred
to has to be adopted.
Road work and the tug boat are
necessary services, which none but
natural born fools would have sus
pended. They must bo kept in
operation. They cannot be sus
pended. At least, not without ser
ious detriment to publio needs, and
raising a liowl that nine-tenths of
the community would help to swell.
Then if there is no money voted for
.continuing these imperatively neces
sary services until tho Legislature
meets, tho Government should take
upon itself to find the money, rely
ing upon tho good sense of the
Legislature to approve its action.
Do not give the men "promises to
pay," which converting into cash
involves a loss to them. Any loss
hi the form of discount or interest
should bo assumed by tho Govern
ment, and not by tho workmen.
Then again, what is the difference
between paying money without war
rant of law and incurring liabilities
without warrant of law' Tho two
things nvc virtually tho same. The
Government declines to pay out
moncv for necessary services, be
cause tho money is not appropriated,
but it does not hesitate to assume
tho responsibility of carrying on
the work and going in debt to the
workmen for the same. There may
be a legal distinction between the
two acts, but there is a moral same
ness. We really think the Govern
ment makes itself a little ridiculous
hi acting thus.
ECONOM AND PARSIMONY.
Economy in the management of
the public funds is expected of the
Government. It was passed as a
watchword all along the linos at the
elections, and was intended to he
more than a meaningless term. All
useless and extravagant expendi
tures were des'ued and meant to be
The Executive is entitled to cre
dit for having honestly endeavored
to give effect to public opinion in
this matter. But efforts at economy
are always liable to go to the ex
treme of parsimony, which is a
thing to be avoided, especially by a
We arc not sure that our Govern
ment has not in sonic instances
evinced a disposition to go to this
extreme. Complaints have been
made of cutting down workmen's
wages to a figure below the standard
of private institutions, and of em
ploying unskilled workmen to do
work which can onby be done pro
perly and safely by men of training
and skill. If these complaints are
grounded upon fact, which we be
lieve they are, the extreme of parsi
mony has been reached.
Now, the Government is not ex
pected in its practise of economy to
do this, and the people do not ap
preciate its being done. Where
skilled labor is needed, skilled labor
should be employed, and no lower
price should be paid for it than is
paid by private employers. The
same applies to unskilled labor.
The Government is expected to em
ploy capable workmen, to sco that
they do the work required of them,
and to pay them well for doing it.
in despite of the obvious meaning
of those who framed tho Constitu
tion, corroborated as that meaning
is by facts weltkuown to the inter
ested parties, that tho Constitution
must bo interpreted to mean what
somo people want it to mean. Better
for nil parties to acknowledge Sol
don's common-senso maxim, "A
man' writing has but ono true
sense, which is, that which the
author meant when ho writ it."
DEFINITION AND MEANING.
Editou Bulletin: In one of
the New York dailies theic is a quo
tation from "the learned Selden,"
a common-sense maxim, which has
as pertinent application to Hawaiian
politics now as to English controvei
sies in the 17th century. "A man's
writing has but one true sense,
which is, that which the author
meant when he writ it." There can
be no doubt as to what those, who
framed our new Constitution, meant
when they wrote it. The language is
plain enough to those who read it
without any bias or pattisan feeling.
Not only so, but those who fram
etl the Constitution, interpreted
themselves the -lSth Article in ac
cordance with the plain and obvious
meaning of the plnaseology. ' No
one has denied the fact that those
who drew up the Constitution
meant to give the King a personal
But now we arc told that the
meaning of the Constitution is not a
question of fact. We must have
an "authoritative definition" of
Article 78 which shall make Article
18 mean that independent veto
power is not given to the King. The
provisions of the Constitution must
be interpreted in accordance with
what is now desired. This is fran
tically asserted to be the only possi
ble means of securing the great ob
ject for which the Reform move
ment was started and enforced.
This "dcllnitiou" is lauded and ap
proved as a liberal and btatcsniin
liku viow of the situation. The
Supremo Court Judges are held re
sponsible, and denounced as traitors
to the foreign community, for giving
unlimited veto power to the King.
They will rue tho day, wo arc told,
when they took advantage of the
opportunity offered by an innocent
phraseology to put such irresponsi
ble power in the hands of an unin
telligent, childish, Bclf-willed sov
ereign. But to minds not blinded by
partisan prejudices it would seem
that neither for the blunder made
nor for not civing the false inter-
prclation now insisted upon, can the
Judges bo called to account as re
sponsible for tho disastious conse
quences anticipated, or the perplexi
ties that have actually arisen. The
blunder, hi giving independent veto
power to the King, was a blunder
originating in want of duo consider
ation. Tho aUemptJto retrieve that
blunder by taking adyantago ot a
possible perversion of language is
worse than a blunder. It is a curi
ous phase of human nature, that wo
see so many of our lawyers and go
many of our food people insisting,
ARRIVAL OF THE THOS. BELL.
The ship Thomas Bell, Captain
Jns. Low, arrived this morning. 16
davs fiom Cadiff. via Madeira and
Iqiiique, S.A. with ilTti I'oituguose
ininiigr.ints under engagement and
'22 stoways. The Thos. Hell was IS
days fioi'u Cardiff to Madeirt, hav
ing had fair weather until within
three days of arriving at the latter
place, when a naty gale was en
countered. Wa at Madeira for
clear days, shipping tho immigrants
and their baggage.
After leaving Madeira a sene- of
gales were encountered. Nov. SO,
exchanged signal with bark Pow
hattan of Swansea, bound North.
Dee. 13. and eailv pait of the 14th,
strom: N. N. Yv and N. N. E.
gales': ails split, .libboom carried
away on the afternoon ot Dec. 26,
reduced small sails, and the gale
increasing, the topsail and foresails
were taken in. Weather moderat
ing on the 2S of Dec. anolher jib
boom was run out. the immigrants
assisting. Deo. 30 p. in. spoke the
ship Alameda oftBath,from Swansea,
bound for San Francisco, 50 days
out, and also spoke a Liverpool
bark from Newcastle, for Coqnimbo,
,")G days out, in the Straits of Le
Mai re." Dee, 30th at noon, heavy
uale. lasting until midnight. Jan.
1st. sighted the Mystic Belle the
second time and exchanged signals
with her. Jan. 2. shifted camo in
a siale : righted as mach as possible
the next "day. Jan. -tth. Slh, Oth,
10th and 12th were days of gales.
On the last date the ship strained
On 'the 12th of Jan.. Lat. -10.34
South, Long. 8G.o3 West, the con
denser broke down and the ship was
compelled to head for Iquique to
hai; it lepaired. Arrived at Iqui
que on the 1)7 day out from Ma
deira. At Iquique one of the immi
grants decamped, leaving his wife
and family to their fate, and was
not seen again. Mar. 31st. Lat.
2.45 N. Long. 127.4G W, lost the
second jibboom in a squall and sails
Proceeding, had fair weather the
rest of the way, arriving at Hono
lulu on the morning of April 13th,
19 days from Iquique, S. A., and
anchored in the stream, to the sea
ward of 11. B. M. S. Caroline.
During the passage from Madeira
to Honolulu 14 deaths and 11 biiths
occurred. Among those who died
weie G adults, 2 men and 4 women.
The balance were ehildien.
His Excellency L. A. Thurston,
Minister of Interior, went, out to the
Thomas Bell this morning, in the
interest of the Board of Immigra
tion, and finding no sickness among
the people ordered that they be
landed at the depot, Kakaako, this
afternoon, under the supervision of
Mr. A. W. Carter.
The Thos. Bell was built by .lohn
Reid, at Port Glasgow, Scotland,
2G years ago. She is of iron. Her
leii2th is l'JG feet over all, beam 32
feet, and registered tonnage 83S.
She has been trading mostly in the
Colonics and East Indies, and is a
pretty good sailer.
Dr. Arthur Mounts (acting in
place of Dr. Trousseau, absent
through illness), visited the Tho
mas Bell at 7 o'clock this morning
and inspected the immigrants, find
ing none conllncd to their berths and
no signs of illness on boaid. Dr.
Mouritz took particular pains to as
certain that the ship did not enter
the cholera inlected ports of Val
paraiso and Coquimbo, and feels
satistled that cholera breaking out
among the ship's company is facarce
The proposition of the Westches
ter County Record to publish a list
of tho young men of twenty-one,
years who arc ready to rieeivo pnv
pcwnls lins called forth n mild pro
test from n puhlie-sehool teacher.
She "politely requests" that the list
shall include "young men under
forty-live years." The significance,
of this request i too apparent to
In n barrel of lino apples opened
at Oshkosh, Wis., the other day,
was a note purporting to be from
Clarence Gnnn. Corinth, Mich,
which read like this: "1 right this
line to :. friend unknown, won't the
furst young lady that gits apples
ought of this bail to right me a let
ter gust for the ernsity of it and if
you duel will make you n present
of a barl of chous apples next fall.1'
Ua j.iot received ex Australia n very
h iii.tfo.no nsMrtniun of all c
In tho sniltnory Him nrh as
Auction Sales by Jamos F. Morgan.
SALE of FURNITURE.
Bv order of W. C. I'nrko Un.. Assignee
of the lNiHle ot il S S nuon,
liui.kruni, 1 will veil at
On TUESDAY, April I7tli, '88,
AT TO O'CMIPK .V. 51..
At the premises, B.'ietnnia street, near
The Entire Househ'd Furniture,
1 1MM Pari1 Set,
Black Wtilnnt T.ible. Rugs, Door
Mat?, lChindilirr-, Window Curtain',
Black Walnut Bedroom Sets,
Matlrasvfs Mosquito Nets,
Ono a-vrlieel Uralvo, cto., ulo.
JAS. F. aiOBG-AN,
016 St Auctioneer.
On WEDNESDAY, April 18tli,
AT 10 tVCIiOCK. A. jr..
At the residence of Mis. McUrigor,
King stiect, near A taken street, 1
will sell al Public Auction, (on ac
count of depniture.
The Entire Househ'd Furniture,
Ornaments, &o., &o.
Also, a Mot Excellent Aorttnent of
i jl. tt iwr an s
00 I reel from I'uropp. 1m
While the lrldo nt Wnlkikt Is
being reconstructed, one idc of It
only will be open In trail i People
arc cautioned to drio carefully
over it, and to refrain from cairy.
nig heavy loads..
H. F. UEUBAKD,
for tf Koad Supervisor.
Per " Nntunn,"
A Small Invoice of
Copelana Dinner Sots
Direct from the potteries in Stafford.
The New and Elegant Fitted Store of ffl. 1MNERNY, corner
of Fort and Merchant Streets,
Whoro "will bo found nn Elogtmt Display ol Goods of Buch
grades, ub thio corner litis been always noted for.
Entire !N"ovr Lines of Goods selected by Mr. B. A. Mo
Inerny now East. Among my very General
Stock will be found
Rflisses' & Childrens'
French M Button Boots and Stars
Ladies' Silk Iiose,
Ladies' Silk and Merino Undervests,
Peb. & St. Goat But. Boots,
Dongola Kid Button Boots,
Shoes & Slippers, yari. styles,
& Childrens' Lisle and Balbrigan Hose,
-FOK SALE 11Y-
HORSES, &c, FOR SALE.
ON account of depar.
1 California Carriage
iap llorsc ;
1 Ulack Jlurc, broken for harness and
1 Top Bugity, llnrncs". Saddle, etc.
Apply" V. STEUEM.SNN,
H lw at II. Hackiold & Co.'s.
a a B nhln
i-. mm h m i trntr n naa
i mui mbj i i a uuiu
Center Hug, Vases, Lamps,
01V3B 3PX-AJWO I
(Colla-d &. CjJ'md Makers.)
Decora ltd Hanging Lamps. Bluck
Walnut iUrble Top Budioom Set,
Cine Scat Chairs,
Dining Knom Furniture,
5Ie.it bale, Ciockcry,
KIM StOVGS & lusils,
Etc., Etc, Etr, Etc.
CHAS. J. FISHEL,
Men's Silk Undershirts & Drawers,
ircilorated bilk Undershirts,
Lisle Thread & Balbriggan Undershirts,
' Saxony Lambs Wool Undershirts and Drawers,
' White and Bed Shaker Flannel Undershirts
' Anglo-India Gauze & Merino Undershirts.
Boy's Undershirts. My usual Fine Assortment of
en's end 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 k SMs ii leu's Hals & Boy's Straw Ms
Umbrellas, Walking Canes in Solid Heads
Gold and Silver.
JAS. F. MORGAN,
An evening paper, speaking ol
Emperor Frederick, says: ''He was
born in Koenisburg, the place of his
NEITHER tlio captain nor the ai;cnt
of tho Biitibh bmk "Nalnnii" will
be lcspoiifiblo for any debts contracted
by tlie oflloer or crew of .said vebsel.
F. A. atJHAEFEH & CO.
14 3t Agents.
C"S" No. 31 Boretania Street, -a
We are glad to know Uiat an intelligent
community appreciate nnd patronize
an institution, that has FIHST,
LASTaud ALL. THE TIME,
given particulaily brilliant
BARGAIN SALES !
We have existed, nud by the PEOPLE'S
VOTE we desire to cisl. Drive afier
dilve have wo given, and thoiiMinfl upon
thousand high priced GOODS have
floated out to the populace, at
compaiatively SMALL COST,
LONG LIVE THE
Bargain Sales I
Bargain Sales !
So JSnya the I'eople.
Auction Sales by Lovis J. Levey.
Messrs C4. W. Macfnrlano it Co. w ill
hold an Auction tiuloof
IPuney unci Olhr GoodH
At their HuleHCiins
Oil SATURDAY EYEHIHG, April 14th,
The following Ooods will to offered for
Printed Indias, Fancy Drets Qpods,
Victoria towns, India Linen, Nainsook'
Unrniah Jinslius, Turkish Towels, Per
aiun, Kliybcr, Mecca A: Axminbter Hugs,
Cvatslcory fintl GlnbHwi",u ?
Oil I'uiutlngo & Suel Engravlnps, Biicl
n.llrnc, Statuary in bronze, Blsquci &
Tcira Cnitu, elc, clo etc., etc , etc.
Also, n Line of lhc Jltbt
3CiKlltfU it X'urlH Ji'uj'jiltiix'o I
Comprising Parlor & Ohmnl or So s,
Elegant Over-Mnntcle, Curd Tables,
Willing Desks, F-inuy Parlor and
Library Furniiiuo, cto, etc., eic.
Also, a Small Lino of
LADIES' GAUgE & SATIN FANS,
Handsomely linbroideml und. Hund
ESTGoods will bo told at cost in order
to oIosb invoices.
JGS5Salo Conrnpnccs at 7 o'clock sharp,
LEWIS J. LEVEY,
rpo thu Crcditois of tho Estato of
X Francisco Gomes Peieira, of Hono
lulu, n llnukrupt, take notice.
TJmt the undersigned, Assignco of
the Estate of Franeibco Gomes Peieira,
a liankrupt, hah preparatory to his final
account und dividend (submitted his ac.
counts a Mich asslgnen and filed the
same before Hon. A. F. Judd, Chief
.Jubilee ot the Supicme Cotirl. nt his
Chambers, to whom hit will upply nt 10
o'clock a. it. on TUESDAY, iho 17th
tiny of April, for tdileinunt of said
accounts und for a discharge I'mm all
liability as such nssigneo and for an
order to make a final dividend.
And that any peison Interested may
then and there appciir anil onnict the
hame. F. M. SWANZY,
Asuiunco Estato of Francisco Gomes
Honolulu, April 12, 18J8. 10 3t
This Week we continue our SPECIAL
CHEAP SALE. Every Article
is Marked Down.
I have the 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, Nail and Hair Brushes,
Flesh Brushes, Back Seratehers,
Hand Mirrors, (heavy plate) ,
Our $4 00 Jerseys will bo sold (or $2 00
Our $5 00 Jcrsoys will bo sold lor $3 00
Our $6 00 Jcrsoys will bo sold for $4 25
Our $8 00 Jorsoys will bo sold lor 55 00
MARRIED couple wlfo to cook, and
a blntrli) man for ICcalakekua. Ha.
wall, Mtifct bo accustomed to fencing
nnd rail splitting. Apply to
J. E. HROWN & CO.,
1(1 lw i!B Merchant ctrtet.
rpilE nnnual inpeting of tho members
JL of tho Hawaiian JooUey Club will
bo held on MONDAY, Apii) lUth, at
7-I10 r, m.. at the Hawaiian Hotel
O. O. 11KHGEU,
13 lw Secretary.
TF YOU WANT A SITUATION
JL adycrtUe in tho Daily Bulletin.
Special JtaijjalnH In
lions, Hats, Laces
Black, Cream & White Brocaded
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
Tie Hsoal File Stock of Mies' (Ms & Boy's
GOLD & SILVER
"3?Wo offer Extraordinary Bargains
In Odd Lots, Remnants and Odds and
Chas, J. Fishel,
Corner Fort and Hotel Sts.
A MEETING of Uio stockholders of
the Mutii-il Telephone Company
will bo held at the Compiny's biiUdlng,
on WEDNESDAY. April sr.lh. nt Si-.m.
0. O. 11ERQER,
15 td Secretary,
Ladies' & Gents' Gold and Silver Chains, Solid Gold'and
Silver Jewelry, Dimonds and the famous GORHAM '
STERLING SILVERWARE, warranted 925 Fine.
ES"N. B, No Plated Goods gold in this Establishment.-!
Thanking the public generally for the very liberal
patronage bestowed on this house during the last 25 years,
n,y soliciting a continuance of the same at the New Pre
mises. The Clerks will be found ready and willing tn nnnv-
teously attend to all ladies and gentlemen visiting this
Honolulu, March 9, 1888.
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