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BISHOP & Co., JLJAJtfltERS
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands
Draw Kxohango on tho
nnuk o Gnlilbraia, fe. 3H
And their agents in
NEW YOflK, BOSTON, MONO KONQ.
Messrs. N. M. Rothschild & Bon, London
Tho Commeroial Dank Co., of Sydnoy,
Tho Commercial Hank Co., of Sydney,
Tho Bank of Now 'Zealand: Auckland,
Ohrlatehurch, and Wellington,
Tho Bonk of British Columliio, Vic
toria, B. O., and Portland, Or.
Transact a General Hanking iBuslness.
'J? J I SJ
Pledged to neither Sect nor Patty,
But established for the benefit of all.
FKIDAY, JULY 111, 1888.
The Report of the President of
the Board of Education was pre
sented to the Legislature in printed
form yesterday. It is a pamphlet
of seventy-nine pages, being nearly
twice the size of its predecessor of
18SG. Besides the usual tables it
contains two of special interest
One is a table showing the national
ity and sex of all pupils in the
schools of the Islands by districts.
The general summaries arc all that
have been given in former reports.
The other table shows the national
ity and sex of teachers in Govern
ment schools in the same way.
From these tables it appears that
the largest number of native Hawai
ian children in school in any one
district, were in Honolulu. Ililo
takes the second place, and Wai
luku the third. Half-castes follow
in exactly the same lines. Ililo
schools have to accommodate the
(greatest number of Portuguese chil
dren. Honolulu takes the second
place and Makawao follows closely
eftcr. The greatest number of Ger
mans attend school at Lihuc, Kauai.
Honolulu takes the second position,
while Waimea, Kauai, follows far
Counting by islands, Hawaii lias
more native Hawaiian children in
school than any oilier. Oahu
stands second and Maui third. Oahu
lias more than double the number
of half-castes in school that Hawaii
has. Maui again takes the third
place. Kauai has more than half of
the German school children of the
entire Kingdom. Oahu comes next,
and Hawaii follows with a very
small numbor. Hawaii stands at
the head in respect to Portuguese
attendance at school. Little Kauai
takes the second place, while Oahu
barely maintains the third.
The total number of children of
all nationalities in schools in the va
rious islands are as follows: Oahu,
2,003; Hawaii, 2,773; Maui, in
cluding Lanai, 1,81)8; Kauai, in
cluding Kiihau, 1,002; Molokai,
254. Total attendance in all the
Of the teachers employed in the
Government schools, 70 are Hawai
ians, 42 are half-castes, oiarc Ame
ricans, 32 are "British, while the re
maining 3 arc Germans.
Of the 331 teachers in the public
and private schools reported, 270
teach the English language, while
only CI confine themselves to the
use of Hawaiians. 15.7 -per cent, of
the children in school arc learning
only Hawaiian, while the remaining
84.3 per cent, arc learning English.
According to the last census the
number of children of school age in
Honolulu was 3,150. The present
report showB an attendance of 2,329.
By the same authority the number
of children of school age in Ililo
was 1,221. The piesent report
shows an attendance of 818. The
total school population of Lihuo was
277. The number in school now is
293. Tho total school population
of "Wailuku was 805. The number
now in school is 531. Makawao had
a school population of 701. Her
Hchool attendance is now 570. Li
hue stands alone in having a larger
school attendance than thu census
of 1884 called for.
Reckoning by islands, Hawaii's
school attendance now is (15 per
cent, of her census school popula
tion ; Maui's is 05 per cent. ; Oahu's
is 07 per cent. ; Kauai's 71 per cent.
What the reason for this variation
is, it is hard to say. Probably
there are three reasons : first, de
fects in the census; second, a con
siderable immigration of school
children; third, and not least, tho
unwonted zeal of school agents.
There are other particulars
brought out in this report which aro
worthy of note, and wo shall call
.attention to them at u later dato.
TWO PETITIONS TO THE HOUSE.
Two petitions for redress of a
peculiar nature have been presented
to tho Legislature at the present
session one praying for the recog
nition and settlement of claims made
by merchants in tho matter of a
certain state funeral, and the other
by a mechanic lor an appropriation
to meet claims for work undertaken
and completed at the Palace, by
order of a fonner Minister of
The merchants, in the first
stance,! and the mechanic, in
Uio second, make out a good case ; that
is, they show the reasonableness and
righteousness of their respective
claims. The merchants supplied
merchandise of various kinds, for
the funeral of the late lamented
Princess Likclike, to the order of
Government olllcials, given on behalf
of the Hawaiian Government, and
the merchants' bills for that mer
chandise constitute their claims.
The mechanic (Mr. Bowler) con
tracted with the Government to per
form certain work in connection
with tin? palace, (state property),
for a stipulated amount, which
amount was reasonable. The work
was done according to contract, and
the contract price constitutes Mr.
These petitions solicit no favor,
but simply ask right and justice,
and the House cannot justly and
honorably reject their prayer. The
members, individually and collect
ively, may think that the liability
should never have been incurred,
and that the pledged expenditure
was unnecessary and foolish. We
all admit that. But there is the
obligation, incurred by a former
Government. The orders were given ;
the merchandise was furnished and
the work was done in compliance
therewith. It was not for the trades
people or the mechanic to say, "we
do not believe that you need these
goods or that piece of work, there
fore we will not sell to you nor work
for you." That was none of their
business. The goods were sold and
tho work was done, and the money
is owing for the same. The tran
sactions wore in good faith on the
part of the tradespeople and the
mechanic, and faith should be
scrupulously kept with them by the
The fact that the liabilities were
incurred by a former Government is
no argument against the settlement
of the accounts by the present Gov
ernment. We are not in the unsta
ble condition of a Central American
republic, where each succeeding ad
ministration is liable to repudiate
the obligations of its predecessor.
The heritage into which the present
Administration has come is an un
grateful one in many respects, but it
accepted tiie trust and cannot evade
the unpleasantnesses and dillicultics.
The discharge, as soon as practic
able, of all just financial liabilities
found on taking oflice, is among its
duties. Of course, the Executive
cannot pay until the Legislature has
appropriated; and therefore the
latter has been petitioned to do its
duty in the premises.
Editor Bi'i.txtix : Some time
ago J received a Bui.i.irnx and in it
I found an intemperate communica
tion from Mr. Jno. V. Smith, upon
the blessings of intemperance in
temperance taught by the Bible,
etc. And in it 1 and others were
personally alluded to as "cracked
brained fanatics" upon the temper
ance question. 1 partially answered
the communication soon after re
ceiving it and sent it for publica
tion several weeks ago, but the edi
tor cither has not received it, or has
no room for it, or perhaps deems it
unworthy and untimely. Jt may
The Buu.r.Tix you have just sent
me, contains other communications
upon the same subject and mostly
by the same author.
" Please publish the following as a
partial answer to them:
Tim little there is in these com
munications worth noticing are esti
mates and statements that may mis
lead the thoughtless if loft uncor
rected. Wo find this statement, "I
deny you tho right to interfere with
the welfare of this kingdom by tak
ing from the rovenuo of this small
country every two years 500,000
and thiis saddle every soul in it with
ten dollars more taxation." Tho
meaning oUhibis,! &uppose,that now
the Government receives as reve
nue from the rum traffic S500,000
but if prohibition prevails there
would be no rum revenue, which
would be true, but statistics inform
us that when n temperance wave
rolls over a country tho revenue
does not fall off as tho rum friends
always predict, for as tho temper
ance wave moves on prosperily
rapidly follows, wealth increases,
industry takes the place of idleness,
more money is earned, and expend
ed not for rum but for values,
necessities, comforts and luxuries,
smvw,j MjfrM'f "irr'ri
which woro not bought when the
money was spent for rum, property
is taxable, and many of the necessi
ties and luxuries bear taxation as
well as pay rovenuo. Hence with
ouch statistics (and thoy arc numer
ous) 1 feel justified in claiming
thero would be no falling off of the
revenues under a wise and a well
executed prohibition law. But Mr.
Smith assorts there would be, so let
him prove it; and undeniable proof
would be, to put it to a full lest by
adopting prohibition. We trust Mr.
Smith will see the point and get all
the friends of rum and tho temper
ance people to put it to the proof
here, so that our eyes may be fully
open to the revenue item of this
great question, without having to
rely upon doubtful foreign statistics.
AVc will help you, Mr. Smith, to get
up this positive proof.
It should be allowed to run five
years before making up the definite
statistics, to have further actions
upon, for, or against, rum revenue.
Not wishing to pass this vital
question with so few words lest it
may not be put to the proof in the
way 1 suggest, 1 will ask who pays
this $500,000 revenue now? In my ig
norance I had supposed that it was
paid by the citizens of these islands.
But the way Mr. Smith puts it, if
the rum revenue was stopped it
would "saddle every soul in it (this
small country( with ten dollars more
taxes than they now pay." Just as
though they did not pay this revenue
now, but it was paid by some outside
philanthropist. This statement we
Mr. Smith has not placed the loss
or gain on the people's rum bill of
these islands large enough if prohi
bition ever goes into effect. We
place it thus:
First cost 250,000
Importer's profits 82,000
Retailer's profits 200,000
We presume some of these items
arc under-estimated not having
statistics at hand, but they are
large enough for our purpose.
We see by this that over one mil
lion of dollars in cash are expended
every two ycais by the people of
these islands for rum, and no good
results to point to for justification.
Without supporting the Government
by the degradation of its people is a
good result which Mr. Smith thinks
it is or he .would not urge it kept up.
-Moreover the loss of energy and by
idleness as well as the loss on the
poorest quality of services rendered
by laborers debauched by rum, are
all losses to be set down against the
rum trallic, also the moral losses.
The misery engendered, the pov
erty suffered, the disgrace endured,
the violence committed, the costs of
courts in their prosecutions of rum
ciiminals, and the maintenance of
asylums and prisons lor tlieir pun
ishment, are all to be credited to
rum, as so much loss to the com
munity. Mr. Smith's claim that J of our
people are in favor of the rum traffic
is too far from the truth to be
noticed. He objects to our claim
ing temperance as a part of Christi
anity. Then snccringly gives ua a
sample of Christianity as displayed
by Trinity Church of New York,
that allows upon their immense
estate 704 gin mills, and 00 sin
mills of prostitution. These startl
ing figures show how absolutely
necessary prohibition is, as that
would shut all the gin mills and
most of the sin mills on the premises
of both saint and sinner. Prohibi
tionists are not responsible for the
unwise actions of men of professed
Christian churches, nor for the acts of
the rum element that still maintains
itself in Portland while tho whole
Stale of Maine outside of two or
three towns have adhered to prohi
bition these many, many years, nor
arc they responsible that the rum
element hired enough ignorant
voters to restore the 2,000 grog
shops to Atlanta. They wash their
hands of all such disgraceful things,
and if possible prevent llicin.
Mr. Smith objects to the prohibi
tion weapon being used (that's the
weapon that made the slave power
tremble), also their inodo of opera
tion, rcccommends that all weapons
be laid aside except moral suasion.
He says, "educate tho general mind
to a clear comprehension of the
necessity of temperance, and your
battle is won." Wo can see this
clearly, Mr. Smith, and we can also
see that if wo turned the water all
out of the ocean wo could go down
into its depths anil gather up the
trosuros supposed to lay upon its
bottom. One is about as hopeless
as the other when, according to Mr.
Smith's showing, there is an aver
age of 800 gin mills and sin mills
teaching immoral suasion day and
night, to one church teaching moral
suasion a short time on Sundays
only. Moral suasion and other
weapons have not been abandoned,
as they servo to agitate and school
the people, to sooner and show the
beauties and brightness of truth,
but having been tried for genera
tions with no promiso of success,
Prohibitionists have now stopped
upon the highest round of the tem
poranco ladder, and taken up the
prohibition weapon that Mr. Smith
objects to. And the rum interest
fears. Wo don't wonder tho rum cle
ment is agitated, and their stomachs
weakened by our choice of weapons.
All counmtants naturally object to
superior weapons in the hands of
Wo want "Local Option," "Par
ental and religious teaching," Btate
constitutional prohibition, ctu., ns
preliminaries for agitating the tem
perance question, but we aim at
national prohibition, nothing short
of that will satisfy, and wo expect
to agitato until it is adopted ; and
when it is obtained it like slavery
must be put forever at lest by a
national constltutibmil amendment.
And for this high aim wo aro called
Lot mo illustrate by two or thrco
true stories how other people have
acted when they wished to abate a
nuisance, or a abolish an evil.
Jno. M. llonxcn.
HE SHOULD HAVE GONE FARTHER.
Editor Bli.i.utin : In the "Ad
vertiser" this morning appeals an
article entitled "A plea for free
landings." The writer says that
small dealers have to pay just what
steamer companies choose to charge.
Ho should have gone farther and
said that a direct tax of so much
per package (varying according to
1 the contents), is also imposed upon
every article not plantation sup
plies, for other than plantation
olllcers. Even laborers on some of
the plantations have to pay tins tax,
which is imposed with a view of
making them trade in the planta
tion store, where the price of goods
is governed by the capability of the
customer to pay. Thus placing
outside merchants to a great disad
vantage, and in some cases making
it impossible to compete with plant
ation stores, and also making it dis
advantageous for people employed
on thu plantations to trade in Hono
lulu. If the landings were under
the control of the Government, and
made free or comparatively so, there
would be more competition in busi
ness, and a consequent reduction in
the price of goods to the consumer.
Kama a ixa.
The "Owl" was issued this after
noon, and it must be admitted,
while considering the many disad
vantages that Colonel Brush is
laboring under, tint lie is gifted
with truly rare mental qualities.
With nothing but a boy for an am
anuensis, sightless, paralysed, and
suffering from seialria, he yet man
ages to concoct in his fertile brain,
poetry and prose, which would do
credit to any paper. True wit has
for its foundation logic, and always
points a moral. If therefore, the
Colonel seems severe in some of his
criticisms, let it not bo forgotten
that, although seemingly hurtful,
he is yet benefitting the public wel
fare by finding fault with evil-doers,
and while applying to these weak
ones the "chastening rod" of admo
dition in the way of sarcasm, he is
doing a good work. This little
sheet is well worth the price, and
should be read bj everyone interest
ed in the welfare of 'Hawaii Ponoi."
J 7 VERY member of tJiU Company is
J oidered to npi" iv :it the Armorv,
at 7 :S0 o oloc k, THIS 1 rnin ) hVEN
ING, for Company Drill.
o. .1. McCarthy,
02 It Captain C minmndlng.
Notice of Committee Meeting.
THK Legislative Ci liim'tti'e on mu
mercu will hold a I'ui I c Mri.ing
at the looms of tin- CImiiiih r of Com
merce, on SATURDAY, the 14th, at 1
o'clock i". m., to consider the "Hill for
the Enoouraginient of Codec Cultiva
tion." All poisons Interested in the
subject aie invited to attend.
M. 1 ItOBINSOX,
Chairman, Committee on Commerce.
ripHE ONLY LIVE PAPER in
JL Honolulu "J'a e Dally Uullutiu.'
50 cents per month.
A CHILD'S Breast IMn with the word
"Aloha" in onnincl on it, between
Fort street and tho Hawaiian Hotel. A
suitable leward will bo paid to the
flndor by returning it to this oflice.
riHK undersigned hereby forbids all
X perilous trespassing on the Island
of Mohuvimoumo or Fords Island in
Pearl lllver Harbor without permission.
Anybody found ho trespassing will be
prosecuted according to law. Those
whw huve permission to go on the
Island aro forbidden from taking or
useing firearms while there.
02 lw MBS. L. KAPU.
FOtt SALE or LET
rPHE llouso and Lot on
X Botetania sluot next to
i Mr. John Bun's on thu west;
largo lot litns fiom Berctnnia to Young
strict. House contains parlor, dining
room, three largo bedrooms, kitchen
hitth-rooin anil out-houses Inquire of
til tf W. C. WILDElt.
LOWN over thu Pali, at tho ling.
Ktiill". n Bed Jlorocco Pocket Boo
contninini: photographs. Tho ilndor will
lecolvo 5 on leturning wuuc to the
Hawaiian Hotel. 00 lw
JAS. S. SIcCANDLESS is licroby
given full power of attorney to net
for mo in all matters of business, during
my ubsouco from tho Kingdom
' J. A. McCANDLESS.
Honolulu, July oisas. 1'
JL Dally Bulletin 00 cts per month
Auction Sales by James F. Morgan.
Tlie Sale of Vessels
Of tho Purine Navigation Co. will lako
place ut the
AT 1 O'CLOCK NOOK,
TO-MORROW, July 14,
JAS. P. MOHUAN,
Sale of J& Vessels
By order of V. F. Allen nnil J. I. Dow.
sou, Assignees of the iinnkrupt
Estate of the Prcillc Navi
gation Co., I will hcllui
On SATURDAY, July 14th, 88,
AT l!i O'CLOCK SOX,
Altlio "Old ( uMom Hon e Wharf," the
following dcacribul vcsela:
13 1 02.100 ton, with Machinery
in goid onlui.
).")!) 10 '. ii loi s This vcfsel CRn bo
got und.n lor tea sit n smull
The sclir CANUTE, 108 96-100 tons,
" WAIHALU, 55 69-100 tons,
" WA1LELE, 45 78-100 tous,
" YAI0L1, 40 06-100 tons,
" WAIEH0, 60 37-95 tons,
Tern Ke All Hou, 90 10-90 tons
Each vehcl hits complete net of Sails.
Anchors Oliains 1 Hoai, &.c, &c.
The above Vessels are well-known in
tin; cons-ting trade, ami oiler a desirable
chance to buycis.
S"For further particulars apply to
the Assignees, or to
JAS. F. MOKGAN,
81 Ul Auctioneer.
BY order of . N. W'lcov, Esq., the
Mortgagee named in a rerttiin
chattel mortal) gc made by A. 1$. Fisher
tot N Yileox, dated August 1, 1."S7,
unil rccuid'd in Iiber 108, on pages 214,
215, 21G, 217 nnil 21S, 1 will Bell at
On SATURDAY, July 28, '88,
AT IS O'CLOCK SOOS,
At my Sulcsio .in, Queen strec', the pio-
jieny dfvribed in "-uid moit-
a gi-, comprising:
1 Llectric Governor,
StockwelL & Governors Motors
Hoil Klectiie Light AVi.e,
Medic d Galvanic Batteries,
One JLlco.ric Light; Lamp,
Carbons, Telephone Cord".
Gravity K.utirii-s, Gasoline Torch,
roens Gloili, Emery Clotli,
1 Hall Battery,
Untitled Wire, Show Case,
Oloclc, 3ELc9 EJtc.
JAS. F. MORGAN,
FINE JEWELRY 1
I beg to call the attention of my fiicnds
and tho general public to my
Eine Stock of Goods
Just received, A careful inspection
will convince you that
In my lime have never been offered
in this city.
5Plcaso Givo mo an Early CalrTBn
M. fi. rPHB premises of Air. II,
MX&Ek X More, comer of Piikoi
m."?-,Wi and JJeretnula streets.
paiticulars enquire at
It. MOKE & CO.,
00 tf King street.
11. P. lMcrt-on. 10 Kmiiin
aSSftb street, or A. P. Peterson,
Pmion Valley. 00 1
A DIVIDEND of Twenty Dollars per
Bhuro is duo and payable THIS
DAY to tho stockholders of the Oiovo
Bunch Plantation, tit tho olllco of Castlu
& Cooke. J. B. ATHEKTON,
Ilonolulu, July 10, 1888. 80 81
H jOVK CI Rss
f 4 SBP
JKiiiR' no thv FiniHrs ik. fiimtlcmeu of Honolulu!
filing up Hie Eto.T Jt Givlult
ItiiiR up tho KJuIhcm!!!
BUnir up KvcrjlMiily nil over EEawnii Noil!!!
Tell 'Em All.
HAVE OPENED THEllt
lew Candy Factory
On Hotel !-!trc;t. New KroAVer IIIocjIc.
Wheic thoy will manufacture anil sell the FINEST and CHOICE
RENCH AMD HOME-MADE CANDIES !
Fresh Gaudies made every day.
An Elegant Aesortnient of FANCY CANDY & BON-BON,
BOXES .t NOVELTIES always on hand,
Ice Oream Soda & Iced Drinks
Of nil ki mis served from the ino.st unique soda fountain in tlio city.
g3SF"Ciindios eateftilly packed for shipment to the other Islands
:WlIOIiK?iALE & KETAII-:
Bing! Bingll Keep on Kinging and call at
KHan 5H (Kt f IF' n 9'
l Ai "& ciffftftJ? I fil!(rlM fk F3 dfl a (TS rV!lff
Baggage Express & Ca
rhge Co, Telephone
A JL) riiee Co, Telephones.
ro. Kit). Stand: corner of
Ilethel and King streets. All orders
promptly intended to.
COTTAGES TO LET.
5 xi 'I'hu wuiiauM luny
-?fe5 JL nnnointed. beautifully
5 in in tiles'
nltv seldom offered to secure a comfort.
able home within easy icach of the
business part of the city. For parti,
ctilars inquire at
001 tf GULICK'S AGENCY'.
NEW small Cottago on
Fort 6lreet, of 4 rooms
li bathroom and kitchen.
Apply to No. 7 Chaplain ttreet. 88 lw
I OB PALE
? School, by
ut tho Reformatory
tho halo or ton.
W. G. NEKDIIAM.
H. G. CRABBE,
DEALER INlAY and GRAIN,
81 King Street, opposite thq Old Station
Mu.tuul "JCelepliouo No.
Per 'U. D, Bryant' and 'Discovery' a
largo quantity of
Hay & Grain
"Which wo offer at Low Prices at our
store on Queon Street, build.
inc lately occupied hy
the P. N. Co.
JOHN I COLBIII & CO,
P f W
Gold Bracelet Lost.
LOST Saturday evening between the
Reformatory School and Hawaiian
Hotel a Lady's Gold Bracelet. A. re.
ward of $10 will be paid to the Under
on returning the Bracelet to Castle &
Cooke. 88 lw
GOLD Scarf Pin
street, at or near
llh inst. A
Hi lies'- Armory, on the
reward will bo given on
same to this oflice.
the 8rd July,,
from tho Bav
Horse Saloon, a Bay,
Mate, has short tap
knot, hind foot white..
1 ho finder will be rewarded on return
ing same to Bay Horso Saloon. . 88 Itr
XflUSIC furnished for balls, paities
LTX and Euronudes by Palmer's String
Hun I Onlri'slfcltat O. E. Williams',
or ting up Mutual Telephone 830. 74 tf
Thomas Sorenson will act for
mo in nil business matter under a
lull power of altornev under date of
Juno 21, 1888
CALEB II. BABUITT.
Honolulu, June 21, 1883. 85 lw
rpHK prcmifcc lcuovm as
H UlnnAr'c Hnlrrv IttMurl.
fcfrjffi$J3 ing"bnliery, store, 4 cottages,
etc., for n term of years on easy terms
to a good tenant, Apply to Mr. (J.
Brown, or T W Kawliuf, at the Ha.
wnliun Soup Woiks. 84 If
NOTICE of REMOVAL.
his removed his
Fort street, opposite Hopper's Mill,
where he will bo glad to seo his old
friends and new ones. 78 lm
md . -M-immm:i..
j it '.