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Tax :ollcrloi''H Xotloe, Itlntrlrt or
Honolulu, Inlander Onliu.
Tax payers In Ibis District nre
hereby notified that the taxes for the
current year will be duo and paya
Ule'nt the offloe of tbe Ta Assessor
and Collector in the Kanuaiwa
Building, on the 1st day of Novem
ber, A. 1). 188S).
The office is open from 9 a. m. to
4 r. m. daily (Sundays excepted), and
on Saturdays office closes at 12 o'clock
All amounts over $10 mut be paid
in U. S. Gold Coin or Hawaiian Cer
tificates of Deposit.
Taxes not paid before the loth day
of December next will be liable to
suit with 10 per cent, and costs
added. T. A. LLOYD,
Deputy Assessor and Collector of
Taxes, District of Kona.
S. M. Damon,
Minister of Finance. '10.1 Hit
Pledi&d to neither Sect nor Party,
But established for the benefit of all.
FRIDAY, NOV. L2, 1889.
THE PROPERTY QUALIFICATION.
The Bullutix has long since given
utterance to its views in relation to
the property qualification for voters
for nobles, in lavor of tbe constitu
tional provision, and finds no rea
son at this date for any change of
opinion. It may be that the amount
property worth 83,000 or an an
nual income of 8000 is rather high,
and might perhaps be wisely reduced
a little. But to abolish entirely the
property qualification, making the
two classes of legislators electable
1)3' manhood suffrage, would be
doing violence to what is considered
in all countries to be an indispens
able principle of wise statesman
ship, viz., that the natural conserva
tism of capital should be in a posi
tion to exercise a check on the too
hasty liberalism of the masses.
The maintenance of this principle
is aa important and as necessary in
this country as in any countiy, and,
indeed, more necessary than in some
countries. To abolish the property
qualification for voters for anj' por
tion of the Legislature, making that
entire body electable by those who
simply pay their five dollars per an
num to the public treasury, would
be placing in the hands of those nho
contribute comparatively little to
wards the public revenue, the full
coutiol of its expenditure, while
totally stilling the voice of those
who furnish the major part ; for the
five-dollar electors exceed in num
bers those who by reason of their
possessions are required to contri
bute considerably more. Is this
right? Is it reason?
A people's government means a
government in which all classes of
the people have a voice ; but if gov
ernment is placed in the hands of
one class of the people, the whole
people are not included, and it is
not the, people's government. This
is the very thing which abolition of
the property qualification proposes,
if not ostensibly and intentionally,
yet really. Are thinking, reason
ing men favorable to such a poliej'?
Can they be?
.Suppose the property qualification
were abolished, and the men who
merely pay tho five-dollar las, im
posed upon all between the ages of 20
and 50, combined, and elected an
entire Legislature of their own class
which played "ducks and drakes"
with the public revenues, no im
possible contingency, how then?
Mechanics and workingmen would
protest just us loudly as capitalists,
and they would have good reason
for bo doing, Remember, there was
a period in the history of these
islands when this cry was raised and
We would a9k, is that class of the
people of this, of any country, who
pay the least taxes, capable by
themselves of making its laws and
conducting its government? Kvery
man of sense and experience will
reply, "not by a great deal." Then
why should they be entrusted with
that power and responsibility? They
hboulrt have their share, certainly,
but not bo given the whole', or a
frightful jumble will be the result.
Tho best' and jnost satisfactory
method of division yet attempted is
that which equally divides between
them and their bcllcr-to-do brethren
the members of the Legislature, as
provided by the constitution.
ELECTION OF CHIEF' OFFICERS.
Theio was a difference of opinion
at the last meeting of the Mechanics'
I'nlon as to whether the "chief olll
cers of the Government" proposed
to be made elective included the
Supreme Judiciary and the Cabinet
Ministers. These divisions of the
question have already been discuss
ed in this journal. Practical unan
imity seemed to exist in the meeting
on the proposal that heads of sub
ordinate bureaus and of branches
of the public Bcrvlcc should bo elect
ed by the people.
While believing that the allot
ment of control of affdirs should be
more largely distributed, we doubt
whether the election of the Marshal,
nnd Postmaster-General, and Sher
iffs, and Collector of Customs, and
the rest, Is the means best adapted
for gaining that benefit. It is not
stated what term of olllcc is to bn
given the elected officials, but pre
sumably this is intended to corre
spond with the biennial duration of
the Legislature. That would mean
that if the people make a mistake
and choose a poor tool for any of
these important oftlces, he is bound
to stick as an inefficient and bung
ling nuisance for two weary years ;
and, on the other hand, that if he is
a model ollicial ,who gives satisfac
tion to the public he must neverthe
less, in the event of a change in the
political views of the country, give
place at the end of the short period
of two years to somebody in accord
with the newly piedominant paity.
To apply the lest given in a previ
ous article, it should be asked of
the Union what benefits to the me
chanics and workmgmen are ex
pected to accrue from having the
whole service of the country upset
with every chanse of party in
power. Is tbe greatest good to the
greatest number to be subserved bj'
making the possession of the oillces
one of the leading issues in national
For officers having jurisdiction
over the whole kingdom, such as
Marshal, I'ostmastcr-Gencral, and
Superintendent of Public Works,
the electorate of the whole kingdom
would have to vote, and we do not
believe that an intelligent judgment
as to the most suitable candidates
could be obtained from so large a
constituency. Thousands would be
asked to deposit their ballots for
men of whose qualifications they
could only learn by hearsay, and as
many who would not understand
what the qualifications for such
There is a principle undci lying
the proposed plank, however, upon
which desirable measures may be
founded. The line in which we
should like to see action taken is in
the direction of some.sort ot town
ship or municipal control of local af
fairs. There need not be municipal
corporations created in villages or
districts to establish a system of this
sort no necessity for mayors and
councils to assess or appropriate
money and conduct public woiks.
But in tho appointment of Govern
ment officers for conducting differ
ent branches of the public service
in the several districts, we sec no
reason why the people whose par
ticular interests are to be served
should not have a controlling voice.
The local assessor, collector, police,
postmaster, members of road boards,
etc., might be elected with advan
tage either at tbe district poll3 or
in public meetings subject, per
haps, to confirmation which should
be obligatory upon the Government
except for cause shown to the satis
faction of a court of record. A
great deal might be written in sup
port of the foregoing views, but for
the piosent occasion we submit
what has been said as our senti
ments in outline. It is not in
a spirit of antagonism to tho
purposes of the Union, which ns
stated in its original plan of organ
ization we admire, that we have
criticised a portion of its platform.
Our object has been simply to aid
the Union in discussing that docu
ment, while its adoption as it
stands or in a modified form is still
AUCTION SALES TO-MORROW.
HV J. F. JlOltaAK.
At 1-' o'clock noon, on the pre
mises corner of Fort aud King
streets, the wooden building form
erly occupied by the Keyatono saloon
and photograph gallery. Also 1
safe, mirror, chalra, Muf fixture".
hAlLfc BUtliETO i
KbiTOu Bt'M.Kris: Tho Govern
ment organ of this date says so
which is pretty good reason for not
bclloving it. And if the "Analy
sis" of the lion, the Miu. of Interior
had been carried to its logical con
clusion, tho above legend might
truly be written of the deduction
perforce drawn from his figures. lie
should have had another "table,"
something like this:
Total Nil Hawaiian voters,
Total 'o.nll other voters(Kens.) 5,262
Proportion of Hawaiian? .... C-i p.o.
Total No. Hawaiian voters,
(Nobles) . ... 1,0(53
Total No. Foieii;u voters, (No
bles) . ' 1,9152
Proportioned Hawaiian1?. .. ttfiip.c.
That is, whereas the Hawaiians
outnumber all other nationalities
by (01-3G) 28 per cent, and not 11
per cent, as tho Minister puts it, on
the Representative vote, yet the
others outnumber them 20 per cent.
(C lA-SoJ) in the vote for Nobles !
But even if true, that tills mon
trous proportionate disability indict
ed upon the native iaeo by the
"bayonet constitution" docs not
sweep them out so utterly as tho
lion, the Minister says is tho general
impression, is that any defence of
the principle? If an unequal fran
chise, forced upon the unwilling
owners of the country by the ba)
onet, is to be defended by a hair
splitting argument a3 to the degree
of tho injustice done, then the array
of figures which the lion, the Minis
ter furnishes the government organ
would be in point otherwise than as
But the cloveu hoof of tho whole
argument if argument it may be
called, and when the friends of the
Ministry are wijdiy appealing to all
foreigners to retain them in power,
even though missionaries, in order
to "keep out tho natives" is this
bright idea : "When these facts (the
statistics on which the above com
parison is based) are considered,
they show the utter lack of founda
tion of partisan appeals to race pre
judice based on the allegation that
the native Hawaiians have been de
prived of the right to vole, and are
being crowded td the wall." What
is it, if not "crowding to thcwall"
when a new set of voters is manu
factured whose onlv limit was their
existing number in the country, and
at the same time given two-thirds of
the Nobles voting power! And then,
because the natives have one-third
thrown to them, this sickly defence
founded on the alleged small degree
of the injustice is attempted. More
over, everyone knows that the test
figure (SG00 per year) was so fixed
because by going cither higher or
lower the pro rata of Hawaiian No
bles voters must have been increas
ed, for Hub reason : by making the
figure (say) 7.") per mouth, the
number of foreigners "let out"
would far exceed natives, for the
reason that tho lowest paid foreign
ers (except common laborers) re
ceive over S30; whereas a great
many natives receive sums some
what less than 830 ; and it was to
include the largest possible number
of foreigners, and to exclude the
largest number of natives, and as
a temporaiy expedient to tide
over the then approaching (Sept.
'78) elections that this scheme of
fianchise robbery was carried out in
this particular manner. And now,
a fraction and a faction of the mino
rity seek to perpetuate it, and bring
to their aid the "race" cry, for
which, among other things, they in
duced outsideis to raise a revolution
against the Gibson regime.
HOT CONSIDERED LIKELY TO
Kihtoh Bumxtix: There is one
tiling in Mr. J. O. Carter's letter to
your paper to which I lake excep
tion, viz. : that a fall Into the sea
was considered by .Toe Van Tassell
and his managers as likely to oc
cur. As a matter of fact, the young
man declined to admit that there
was any probability of any such fall
occurring. A few evenings prior to
the day of ascension, while visiting
at a private house, he said in the
presence of several persons, in re
ply to a lad.v s intimation that thero
was danger of being carried to sea
by atrong trade wind, that he had
no fear on that score, that the only
objection to the wind was tho
trouble it gave in tbe process of in
flation, but this process once com
pleted and a clear stmt effected, it
was no longer objectionable, and
that ho could alight within a short
distance of where he wished in
spite of any wind. It is now quite
clear that he was mistaken, but that
docs not alter tho fact that ho did
not consider a fall into tho sea as
likely to occur. . P. L.
The Post Office despatched on the
Australia this noon 0,097 letters and
2,278 packages of papers, also GG
packages through the parcels post.
This makes a total of 12,030 letters
and 3,9j4 packages of papers for
warded by the office on the Zealan
dia aud Australia.
EVEHTS THIS EVENING.
Hawaiian Council No. G89 A,
of II., at 7:80.
Service at St.Andrcw'a Cathedral,
. Drill Co. D Honolulu Rifles,
Exhibition at rooms of Hawaiian
Camera Club, at 7:150.
Entertainment at V. M, O. A. hall,
ftOKOLULtF, H. I., KOTOMMJjtt 2 MM,
Auction Sales by James F, Morgan,
SATURDAY, Nov. 2,
AT l O'CLOCK NOON.
On the prniiUes, enrnrr of Foil & King
Mrtets, I will sell at Public Auction,
The Wooden Building,
Formerly occupied by llie "Keystone
ftiloon" nnd Photograph Unlkty 'I lie
Hiilldiug contains n Urge lotjof window
k'luss ami Is puily eovirul with gnlvn
ni 7 ml Iron. At llio panic time will be
sold a lot of Fixtures, comprising
I Fine MacNeal & Urban Safe,
Lnrgo Hovelled Minor,
Chairs, Oil Fainting, and
1 Fine L01J01TER.
GfiTBulldlngs to be removed vllh!n 7
din a from dnte of sale.
JAS. E. MORGAN,
Lessee As Manager I,. .i. Levey
-:THE RAY BROS.,:-
Will give their second and closing per.
Saturday Evening, Noy. 23d,
I-To prevent disappointment rill
early and secure seats.
J&Sy" Hox plan now open at the nfllr-a
of L. J L-jvey. 410 'ii
DURING inylumpomry nWnro fumi
ilils kingdom Air Paul It. Ism
berg will net fur me in nil nmttets of
iinsines uniler lull power of alttorney.
i.. a. ailbn.s.
ROOMS Furnished or unfurnitlind,
st No. ffi Emmi sheet. Xo dill-
house servant, onu who can co.ik
properly. Apply at this r nice. -4 10 1 u
NEW ZEALAND MULLET.
Rl-:Ci:iVKl) e "Ze .bindiii" New Zea
hind Mullet (new eatuliV in 4
,L E. BROWN & CO ,
28 Merchant htreet.
i i (jood order.
C. PEACOCK ,fc CO.
rpiIE undfitij,'!-id has removed to No.
X. 21) JMutiimkeu Mreet, where he will
open a rcstnuni'it and oolttfe unlonn on
MONDAY MORNING. Nov. 23th, cub
lomers will beterved with best,of meats,
vcgetali' es and frui's, the market iitVonK
Beefsteak, Mii'ton Chop, Hnm & Egga,
Etc Give me a call and you will be
Will icturn by the "Australia" next
trip, with tho
Finest Assortment of Jewelry
Ever seen in Honolulu, including the
latest patterns and designs In
RUBIES, ETC., ETC.
From Germany, Prance, England mid
KESEltVE -:- YOUR
you examine his slnr.lt.
well known skill in
Enables him to Milt nny fancy in ordem
fursptclal work. 401) tf
TI10 Nippon Yiihcu ICalMlni'HjVew uud
Kin A'l HteeJ HtrauiHlili,
Will leavo for the above ports on
Saturday, November 23, 1889
AT 12 O'CLOCK SHARP.
CSfFoi terms of freight or passage,
having superior cabin and Mcurnge no
commodallous, apply to
Wra. O. LUWIN & Co.,
105 tf AgentH.
THE WEEKLY BULLETIN
iW coluuiuB, purely local matter
Mailed to foreign countries. 5 per
Store Fixtures-At Aiicta
i ii i 1 1 ii . II i m i m i ii i fi.nm "tPlWVlr t CU
Is Issuing a now form of Insurance which provides, in the event of death, for a return of all premiums paid in ad
dition to tho amount of the policyor, should the insured survive a given number of years, the Company will
return all the premiums paid wllluntcrest; or, instead of accepting the policy and profits In cash the Ictral bolder
,nv. UMTlin iTTNIRniCAT.KXAAIlNA'nONnndWITIIOUTl'UItTIIUUl'AYMKNTOF PREMIUMS, take In
lieu thereof the amount of policy and profits in FUL1A' PAID UP insurance, paillclpating annually In dividends.
Remember, tills contract Is issued iy the oldest Life Insurance Company in the United States, and the Lar
gest Financial Institution in the World, its assets exceeding One Hundred and Twenty-Six Millions of Dollars.
SSr For full particulars call on or address
S3. 03. TfcOfeSXT,
8G0 1m General Agent for the Hawaiian Islands.
TAHITI : L
Ginpr Ale, Hop All, MIIid, laspteffle, Samaparilla, '
MINERAL WATERS, ETC, ETC., ETC., ETC.
teS' All :niinuiiI!iif1oiiN
Hawaiian Sugar Company,
NOTICE is hereby given that nt a
nicotine; of ihe stockholders of the
u bo ye mimed Company held in Hoao.
lulu, Uiwniiitn Islands, on November
3rd, 18b'.l, it was voted to accept tho
Charter of Incorporation grained by the
Ilnnniltin Government. Notice is tnr.
llier (jiven that the limit of paid charter
in fl fly years and the llobiliiy of tbe
stockholders limited to the amount due
mid unpnid on the share. The follow,
inp; olllccrs were elected for the ensuing
IT. J', ltuhlwin President.
O. W. JlaofarljiiL-...Vii'e.I,re3ldi-iit.
.1. A. Hopper Secictniy.
Ii. M. Walth. TiM.flirer.
1'. C Junes Auditor.
And tin' lul Ion i nj; wne elrilid ns
II. I Baldwin, I C. 11. Bishop,
G. W. Jlacfajltttie, G. X. Wilco,
J. A. Hopper, It. Cntton.
i:. M. Walsh, I
W. L. IIOPPEK,
Secretary pro tern.
Honolulu, Nov.-J, IffcO. i0r lm 112 -It
TO THE PUBLIC.
HAVING relhed from Ihe manage
ment of the Hiwaiinn Hottl
Htnbles Company, I thank the generous
public for their liberal patronage and
bespeak the snmo to my buecesForp.
Mi. Puul Itienher:;, Jr, and hi genial
manager, Mi. tf. "I 8law, who Is well
and favorably known in llus coininn.
nity, nnd will further say that we will
still continue ue a mm cl, city the hand
ling of all kinds of live s'ock purlieu
lnrly horses and milieu, which we will
liavn constantly on hucil. Orders tent
to the Hawaiian Hotel Stables 'will be
promplly executed and RutlRfariinn qua
ranlced. E. It. MILKS
HAVING taken the management of
the Hawaiian Ilnti-l fitables I
wish to notify all of the old frlouds of
the Stables and the public in general
Hint It will be our uiui to continue the
ImainetH In ilifil cI.ihh sivl" in every
particular ' S. I. HHAW.
Honolulu,. Nov. 20, 18:1). 403 Hi-
Iff. E. CiROSSMAN,
Hetuinidoii the Australia and bun ic.
sinned praellce at bib lormer office. 118
Hotel m reel. 40(5 tf
FOR SALE CHEAP
Q Second-hand Cut.
J under Carriages,
just newly painted; and
!! Top Uucgh'ii and 1 First olaes Bulky,
all of Oilcli are, in good order. Apply
W. W. WRIGHT A SON,
I will Bell ut tho very limtt pikes,
GOODS & FIXTURES,
Clocks, -:- Watches,
Violins, Curios, Etc.
If I cannot cell litem before December
1, 18S9, they will he Bold at auction.
387 lm A, KIIAFT.
fty OuyFetrtfiftfglgyyytgjm.w WOQ iwwr?li.lw -Tr"
I IFF INSURANCE
Lis L . lllvUllflllUL
OF 3NXSW YORK
m H ftfl
a &3B BW
nnd order Bliould he ndrircKsert to
BENSON, SMITH & CO.,
The Beet American I'iano.s in tho World;
The Best German
Ed. IIOFl-'SCHLAEGEIt &. Co., Sole Agents for tbe Hawaiian Islands for
Steinwny & 80113, New York; nnd Ed. Westermayer, Berlin. '
Cabinet Uprights fe
For Hale at Moderate 1'iiccs by
Ed, HOFFSCHLAEGER & Co.,
King and Bethel Streets.
Gent's Fine Blue Flannel Suits,
Young Men's Black Fiench Diagonal Suits 1
Hoys' Fine Light Woiglit Cnssimero Suits 1
Gent's Fino Neckwear, Hosiery, Underwear!
DENT'S BLACK, BROWN and GREY
FINE STIFF FELT HATS.
D All the above Goods aio NEW GOODS and NEW DESIGNS, and
will 1.q eohl nt VERY LOW FIGURES at
Chas. J. FBSHEL'S,
Tho Leading Millinery House, Comer Fort & Hotel stw.
CRYSTAL -:-SODA -:-WORKS,
JOHN GRACE, : : Proprietor.
SOLE MANUFACTURERS of "THE GREAT BLOOD
SARSAPABXLLA and IEOH WATER,
SarBaparilla, Lemon, Cream
AERATED WATERS GUARANTEED I'UBE
Mutual Telephone 330 -tBa
ilBland ordertf promptly attended to.
IVESW -:- GOODS
OF THE LATEST FASHIONS
Pianos for this Climate.
lloudoir Uprights. "
o-eey Boll Telephone 298
I HAVE this day sold the 'Tahiti
Lemonade Works to die Tahiti
Lcmouade V otlcti Com puny, and request
an imnjedlnto settlement with me of all
oiilBlnmling neennnts. AH hills due by
the lulu business will ho paid hv
J. E. ItROWN.
- Honolulu, Ocl. ill.im 805 lm
Gitropttsui liillliml Parlors.
rpHE Handsomest litlllmd Parlors In
X tho city, mid fitted up In the moat
approved style. Four tables with all the
.1. 1 BOWEN & CO.,
870 tf Proprietors.
I7ATHER Damicu'B Photos. .T. J.
. Williams has for sale by special
permission at his Btudlo Fort street,
photographs of the late Father Dam leu
taken shortly before his death. Also, a
BcrleB of Bclentlilc photon of interest to
tho medical faculty, 885 tf
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