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THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 1888.
THE PANAMA CANAL.
The gigantic scheme of connect
ing the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
by means of a canal through which
the largest ships may pass, is of in
terest to the entire civilized world.
The most conflicting reports con
cerning progress already nindo by
M. do Lessens and the possibilities,
or otherwise, of the work being com
pleted, appear from timo to time in
tho European and American news
papers. The latest advices to hand
are to the clfcct that M. du Lcsscps
has publicly announced that the
canal will certainly be open for
traffic some time during 1800.
Opinions have been expressed by
many that this promise, like others
made at different times by the same
gentleman, is but a subterfuge for
the purpose of inspiring doubting
share and bond holders with re
newed confidence in the ultimate
success of this great undertaking ;
and also to gain the time necessary
for maturing new Schemes for rais
ing additional capital so sorely
The original estimate of the entire
sum requited to complete the work,
falls iar veiy far shoat of that
already expended, and upon which
enormous sums for interest are an
nually paid. The time also, in
which the canal was to have been
completed, has been extended again
and again, until at last suspicion is
becoming engendered in the minds
of those immediately interested, as
to the reliability of this last assur
ance that 1890 will witness the open
ing of the canal.
To M. de Lesseps, the successful
completion of the gigantic task he
has undertaken is a most important
matter. The vast sums of money
already expended, were obtained
largely from the middle and pooier
classes of the French people, on the
assurance of M. de Lesseps that
profitable returns would bo made
upon their investment. Failure,
, from any cause, to complete the
canal, is an eventuality that M. de
Lesseps dare not face, and hence
the somewhat desperate measures
to which he has recently been com
pelled to rc-ort, such, for instance
as the Lottery Scheme, for the pur
pose of raising money enough to
pay off large sums of accumulated
interest, and to prevent the work
from coming to a standstill. Still,
after what M. de Lesseps has suc
ceeded in accomplishing at Suez, in
face of great or position and pio
phecies of failure by eminent scien
tists, who, after careful surveys and
calculations pronounced the work to
be an impossibility, who can assert
with confidence that he will not, in
the end, be equally successful at
' Should, however, M. dc Lesseps
be so unfortunate, for want of money
or other causes, as to be compelled,
after all, to abandon, yet unfinished,
his cherished enterprise, the canal
would nevertheless go through. The
progress of this great work is care
fully watched in all its details, by
"' representatives of men of capital,
if not of Governments, ready when
the timo comes if ever it does to
complete what yet remained to be
done. But the Freuch government,
rather than see tho canal pass into
other hands, would possibly come to
the rcscue,and, for the sake of nation
- al honor, let tho Panama canal take
its place in history, side by side with
that colossal undertaking, the Suez
- canal, cut through more than 40
miles of sandy desert between the
Red Sea and Mediterranean, as
monuments of French skill and
A GOOD AND NOBLE WOMAN
"Speak well of tho dead," is an
aphorism which receives pretty gen-
kt era i recognition in our time, and
serves in some degree to offset the
strong tendency of the ago to speak
harshly of the living. Men and
women whose positions arc public or
: semi-public, whether in the State,
i ,i me iiiurciit or cueici-y, luuugu jjuuu
Pl and noble, "pure as ice and chaste
as snow," beldom, perhaps never
entirely, escape calumny. When
they are gone from life's stage, the
''" world is usually in abetter humor
(.towards them, and speak we(l of
forworn ".. ' ....
, extolling tljeir virtues and
lemiating their: frailties. Indeed,
the dead often have n measure of
praise bestowed them which their
lives never merited, and not uufic
quontly tho liviug sinner becomes a
A good and noble woman, one of
our own people, "Mrs. Laura Dick
son, who had gone to California in
quest of health, lately passed from
this visible-world into the land un
seen. Around the inanimate body
of the dear depaited gathered many
old friends, while the Rev. J. A.
Cruzan pronounced a eulogy upon
her whese spirit had wiiiged its
flight, the substance of which ha3
been published in the "P. C. Adver
tiser." The Rovcrcud gentleman
had been for six years pastor of the
church in Honolulu of which Mrs.
Dickson was a member ; and, there
fore, knew well her life and char
acter, which he panegyrized in words
of eloquent fervor.
The object of this brief aiticle is
to testify that, in the opinion of the
writer, Mr. Cruzan's panegyric con
tains not ono untrue, not one un
merited word. Mrs. Dickson was
all, all that her late pastor claims.
Her departure is a loss, a great loss,
to the entire community. She was
a good woman, a truly good woman,
whose goodness was manifested by
good works, that did good to others,
to the stranger, to the friendless, to
the needy. Her death creates a
blank, a palpable blank, that is felt,
and will long be felt. The writer
feels it a pleasing duty to use this
opportunity to testify to that noble
woman's great strength of character
and equally great kindness of heart,
of which he had personal and prac
tical proof sixteen years ago, when
a visitor and a stranger in Honolulu.
She came voluntarily to the defence
of the falsely accused stranger. As
long as memory endures the remem
brance of that act will be gratefully
REFLECTIONS ON REFLECTIONS.
Eihtoi: Bulletin : My reflections
on the reflections of J. E. Uiosc
communication appeared in the Bul
letin of last Saturday, although
they agiee with that writer in many
things, come to a somewhat different
conclusion regarding the letters of
the tno "limbs of the law" which
were the subject of his medita
tions. In my opinion neither of the let
ters in question can be taken as the
honest personal convictions of either
Mr. Kinney or Mr. Ilartwell,
but rather as special pleadings writ
ten by gentlemen who are accus
tomed to charge so much per folio.
In this instance the "pleadings" are
submitted to the "bar of public
opinion," and it is only the differ
ence of tribunal that causes any
diifcreuce of style that may be ob
servable. Clients brought by this
kind of tactics are profitable when
caught: and angling for clients is
considered by the profession as
Were the positions of the two
legal gentlemen reversed, Mr. Kin
ney's letter would have advocated all
that Mr. Ilartwell at present advo
cates, and the letter of the latter
gentleman would have been written
in a similar strain to that adopted
by Mr. Kinney.
Mr. Ilartwcll's letter gives the
public no additional information
upon the Chinese question ; but he
pleads in behalf of tho Celestials
from premises that are already un
derstood. He takes the missionary
view of the question ; and that view
he doubtless expects to find profit
able, as missionary purses arc heavy
aud Chinese fees arc golden. I do
not blame Mr. Ilartwell in the- least
for his expressed sentiments his
course is professional but I would
blame the public very much were
they to be swayed in any measure
by the political opinions which he or
any other special pleador may pub
lish in cases where personal interest
is concerned. Men whose whole
professional training has been to
make black appear while, are not
the best guides in the political
affairs of any country ; but Mr.
Ilartwell writes generally in such a
transparent manner that his politi
cal pleadings will fall harmless upon
a decerning public.
Mr. Kinney's letter is chiefly
valuable for what light he has thrown
upon certain daik doings connected
with our recent Legislature. When
"rogues fall out" exposures follow,
but these, when made by a lawyer,
should not bo swallowed without a
grain of salt. There is frequently
some sinister motive in lawyer's dis
closures, although it may be hidden
in verbiage of plausibility.
The whole correspondence, re
ferred to above, leaves the Chinese
question in statu quo. The political
issue is the same, and- the letter to
Mr. Kinney, published in the Bul
letin, only makes a few disclosures
of what was previously suspected,
leaving tho public to put their own
value upon the statements made.
There are also tho tacit announce
ments that Mr. Ilartwell is the pro
missionary et Chinese champion ml
interim, and that Mr. Kinney wants
to be the anli-missionary champion
in futuro or tvjicn circumstances
suit his plans,
Tho real slate of the Chinese
question is known to every person
of intelligence on the Islands, and
the great American Republic ha9 set
Hawaii an example which is the
only safe one to follow at this stage
of Mongolian invasion. Tho ad
verse stand which tho Missionary
party is taking in this important
matter, shows that the interests of
that paity vary in a most slgnifi
ccnt senso from tho interest of
tho Hawaiian population, exclusive
of tho Chinese clement.
' Nuff Sed.
A QUEER CASE.
Editok Bulletin: In your is
sue of the 11th Instant appeared an
item headed "A queer case," in
which an unfortunate Chinaman
seems to pose as tho queer part.
Not only does the item misstate the
reason given for his plea of guilty in
his affidavit, but it says that when
aricsted he was dressed in "gay
Oriental costume, but the next
morning appeared in Court with an
old coat wrapped around him,"
(leaving it plainly to be inferred
that he had on no other garment.)
This is a misrepresentation. I do
not so much complain of that as of
the unjust inference attempted to
bo drawn to his prejudice from tho
fact that he was in different dress
when arrested than that in which he
appeared in Court. To your re
porter it seems queer that even a
Chinaman should have a change of
clothes, more queer that a China
man working at Waialua should
have such change in Honolulu, most
queer that he, or any person, should
be surprised at night and dragged
to the police station in a dress
which modesty or prudence would
forbid him to wear at other times ;
but I shall not by serious argument
attempt to show that such things
are not most extraordinarily queer.
It also appears queer to your re
porter that the defendant's affi
davit is unsupported by other evi
dence, and though he seems to have
taken special delight in calling me
"ignorant, etc.," I may venture to
suggest that the truth of the affi
davit, unless rebutted, stands ad
mitted. But Mr. Editor, there is a
queer side to this case which ap
pears to have escaped the attention
of your reporter.
1st. It does not seem queer to
him that a police man is charged by
a man under oath with a serious
ciime, and his superior officers
simply smile it away, when the air
is full of rumors damaging to the
eillcieiiC3r and integrity of the police
force of this city. It is not suffi
cient to say that law breakers are
ever ready to prefer such chaigcs to
impeach the character of their ac
cusers, for thcie arc notable in
stances even in tins community of
men both in high and low positions
against whose integrity there has
never been a word.
2d. Nor docs it seem queer to
your reporter tiiat where the cus
tomary sentence for having opium
unlawfully in possession under a
plea of not guilty has been from
a few hours to a few days imprison
ment and the lowest money penalty,
viz., jO (and even under the old
law very seldom over 20 days and
$50.) Acting Judge "NV. L. Wil
cox, under a plea of guilty, where
clomency is always exercised, with
no other apparent reason than that
the defendant wore possibly better
clothes when arrested than those he
woicat the day of trial, suddenly
increases the sentence to tlO days
imprisonment and SCO fine. I do
not believe that any of our courts
have so far forgotten their duties,
as to be influenced by such motives
even in the case of an alleged opium
smoker, and I confidently expect to
be apprised of some more substan
tial reason for the Court's action in
this matter which I have not, nor
evidently has your reporter ascer
tained. J. Aleued Magoon.
Mr. Magoon seems to have got a
"queer" impression from our report
of litis ease, an impression which the
report was not intended to create,
and which its wording does not
imply. There is no allusion what
ever to "ignorance," nor that such
a thing existed in any way intimat
ed. Mr. Magoon had bettor read
that repoit again. Ed.
riinUSTJlAS Day falling
5S! 7 tin I'lifMliix . till! Rtpnmnr
"Kiimu" will not sail until
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2Gth, at 2 o'clock
p.m. She will uuivo in Honolulu on
her return trip, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 1889.
121 lw WILDER'8 S. S. CO.
2 HOUSES on Nuuanu Ave
nue and 1 Cottogo on
School street. The above arc
in llrbt class order. Apply to
J. T. WATERUOUSE,
120 lw Queen stieet.
JOB PRINTING of all kinds oxc
cuted at the J)Air.Y Buixkttn Otllce,
Salmon in Barrels !
Auction Sales by James F. Morgan,
ORDER Of EfMl SALES
Jas. F. Morgan - Auctioneer
Tuesday Evening, Deo. 18th;
At 7 o'clock, at my Salesroom, n
largo assortment of Fancy Goods.
Wodnooday, Deo. 19th Aftornoon
Sale of n vailed assortment of Tojs,
Fancy Goods, Hugs, etc
Saturday Evening, Doc. 22nd;
At 7 o'clock, a large nssortment of
Christmas and New Year's Gods,
Ladies & Gents Furnishing Goods,
Silverware, etc. At 8 o'clock, Bftlo
of 2528 Novels, by various authors.
fjgyFront seals reserved for Indies.
Special arrangements in rcgatd to vcn.
tilatlon and gas. All Goods will lie sold,
regardless of price.
JAS. F. MORGAN,
CREDIT SALE OF
On Friday, Dec. 14th,
AT IO O'VLOCH A. M.,
At my Salesroom, Queen street, I will
sell at Public Auction nn
Tailors & Ftirmuliicijr. iooln,
Worsted Suitings !
Siugle Snit & PaiitPatterus
Ladies Hcsc, Gents Half Hose,
Cotton Undershirts Ac Drawers?,
Merino Undershirts & Drawers,
Lambs Wool Undershirts,
BAI1 the aboo Goods must be sold
tn Uusc consilium nti.
TKIOISt AT SAIiK.
JAS. F. MORGAN,
SALE ofBOOKS !
By order of Messrs O. Biowcr & Co.
I will sell nt Public Auction at my
Salesrooms, Queen street,
On Saturday Evening,
AT H O'CLOCK,
The following property distrained for
rent from the store of V. If Gracn.
halgh. The property consists of
By Various Authois.
B2? Books will bo on exhibition at
my Salesioom on Saturday, Dec 22d.
JAS. JF. MORGAN,
Auction Sales by Lewis J. Levey.
By order of Jlrssrs. G. W. Macfarlano
& Co. I will hold a special sale of
Christmas Ooods !
At my Salesrooms,
ThnrsdayEvening, Dec. 13, '88,
On which occasion will bo offered
a Choice Selection of
Art & Fancy Goods,
And a Fine Lot of
Hi aid Eilisli Toys !
Also, tho balauce of our collec
Which will bo Sold "Without Be
servo in order to close con.
Sale Commences at 7 o'clock sharp.
IiEWIS J. LEVEY,
116 4t Auctioneer.
Per S. S. Australia,
At The Beaver Saloon
II. J. NOIN9, Proprietor.
I 1 I f .TU T'.M'YI .
152 WMw -si
Auction Salos by Lewis J. Levey,
Lewis J. Levey - Auctioneer
Jb'or December, 1883.
Thursday, Dec. 13th, tit 7 p. m;
Grand Evening Snlo of Art Goods
and Toys, by order of G. W. Mac
failaue & Co., nt my Salesrooms.
Saturday, Doc. 15th. at 7 p. m;
Evening Sale of anew lot of.laitn.
ncso Goods just arrived ex S. B.
"Takasugo Maru" from Japan, at
my Salesrooms. At 12 noon, at my
Salesrooms, 100 Choice Corn Fed
Monday, Sec. 17th, at 12 noon;
At my Salesrooms, 100 Cases Guin.
Tuesday, Sec. 18th, at 7 p. m;
Evening Bale of Fancy Goods, Glass
and China Ware, Jewelry, Vases,
Toys, etc., at my Salesrooms.
Saturday, Sec 22, at 7 p. m;
Closing Snlo of the season when
will be ottered a splendid assort-
inent of Christmas Presents,
EQyThe Auctioneer begs to Inform
his patrons that every convenience will
be made for tho comfort of ladies al.
tending his Xmas Sales, tho Salerooms
being the laigcst and best veutilnted in
LEWIS J. LEVEY,
dcc-8 88 Auctioneer.
IN PINTS & QUARTS,
For Sale At Auction
On Monday, Dec. 17,
AT IS O'CLOCK KOOX,
I will sell at my Salesrooms,
Bottled by M. B. Foster & Son,
LEWIS J. LEVEY,
Hit lit Auctioneer.
NEW GOODS !
Direct from New York and
Made Expressly for tho Ha
Just Recived Per "Australia,"
A Pine Assortment of
TnrlmnH, Wnlkinff Ilato,
And all kinds of
Olxlldrem's JEAatss !
FRENCH & AMERICAN FRAMES,
RluDons for Hat Trifflli
Sasli Ribbons in All Colors & Shades,
Together with an Elogant Assort
Ornaments, Laco Fins,
And all kinds of
Fancy Feathers, Wings
And other Novelties, never bofore
seen in these Islands.
CHEAP TRIMMED HATS !
HAS Coral Rock, Black Stone, Black
and White Sand and Soil, for salo
in any quantity. Apply al the ofllce of
W. C. Aehi, Kaahumanu street. 110 3m
T?IREWOOD at $10 per
H . J . NOJLTE
Has Just Received a Largo Lot of tho Finest Brands of
, Ciprcttes, Total
JJ ESPECIALLY for
CIGARETTES ol tlio following Well-known
Hlchmond Straight Cut,
Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc.
Ail an Assortment of
IN SMOKING TOBACCO, THE FOLLOWING FAVORITE
BRANDS WILL BE FOUND:-
Seal of North Carolina, I Durham,
Our Boys, Rifle, Vanity Fair,
Gem, Lone Jack, Buckingham,
Etc, Etc., Etc., Etc. Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc.
Chewing Tobacco of the Best Quality !
A LARGE VARIETY OF
Meerschaum Pipes, Cigar & Cigarette Holders,
in Briar Wood Pipes, Match Boxes, Tobacco Pouches, &c, &c. im
1ST BARGAINS -J
Lamps, Chandeliers & Lanterns,
At Lower Pi ices than ever before. New invoice of
SHELF-HARDWARE, PLOWS k GEE IE1HA1ISE. '
IVoveltiew ancl Fancy Goods, lix Iai-go Variety.
Toys Sc Oolls,
GLOVE & HANDKERCHIEF BOXES
And a few Choice Carved Ornaments.
Ill future, Mrs. E. Small will he prepared to do
Cutting' and Fitting-.
2 LAUGE Furnished Kooms,
MiilHblts for men and
wife, or single men. Apply
to No. 31 Alakea street. 117 lm
ASIX-ItOOSI Cottage on
ICmm.t sliuel, opposite
.Emma Sqwne. Apply tj
J. M. VIVAS,
42 Morchant street.
ANEW Cottage of 3 Large
Rooms and Kitchen, pa.
pared ancl painted, and situ
ated mauka of Punchbowl street over
looking the head of Emma stieet. This
building is placed on leasehold laud
the lease having several years to run.
Will be sold cheap for cash. Apply to
J. E. BROWN &
Horse, Brake & Harness
. For Sale.
rpilE Brake is in good
A order, with Lamps,
Apron, etc. The Uorpo
Is quiet aud gentle, and
drives without blind
ers, and under siuldlo is a splendid ani
mal. For particulars apply at the Bul
letin Ofllce. 113 tf
S "MT?. 'PlinrAii lilirnrl
eflO' ' & I J Hereford Hull. im.
.- A M . 'wZ
porten irom now Zea
land; about 5 years old.
Can bo seen in tho paddock opposite
Punahou. Inquire of
O. II. JUDD,
114 lm At A. J. Cartwright's.
FOR SAN FRANCISCO,
The Al Steamship
Will Icavo Honolulu for tho aboro
Tuesday, Dec. 18,
For Freight or Passage, apply to
WM. O, IRWIN & CO. Agents.
tho HOLIDAYS -a
Havana b Domoslic CIGARS ol Iho following
Well -known Brands:
Quiet Girls, Boodle,
Etc , Etc.,
tlio Very Best
tiSf BARGAINS -a
For Yokohama and Hongkong.
Tho P. Til. H. S. Co.'s Splendid
"CITY of RIO de JANEIRO,"
W. SnABunY Commander,
Will leave" for tfio above ports on or
December XS9 'S8.
CSFor IVeight'or Passage apply to
H. Hackfeld & Co.,
117 Ct Agents.
JUST THE THING FOR A
Xmas or Now Year's Present
Lawn Tennis or Groauet Set
Sportsmen, Attention I We have a
Complete Lino of
:SgrTJiT the -8:
White & New Home Sewing Machines.
MRS. THOS. LACK,
dec 8 Fort Street. 1888
Best Xmas Present !
A Ice Velvet Centre Ei,
ALL SIZES & HEW DESIGNS.
BQT"Speclal Discounts for tho Holiday
Season only, 115 aw
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