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DAILY BULLETIN: HONOLULU, II. L,
a- ii jlj
I'ltilftd to neither Sect nor 'tirty,
Hut ritabtiOird for tht benefit of all.
TlirUSDAY, AIMMI. 17, IS'JO.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING,
Ono of tlio usual characteristics
of a binall insular community is to
become muliily excited liy trifles
anil to make a week's talk ami won
derment of insignificant events such
as attiact hut momentary notice and
scarcely produce a ripple in large
communities. Honolulu is a small
insular community, separated from
tlte great woiltl ly two thousand
miles of ocean and without the con
uectinj; medium ol a iiihaqueout
wire, and Honolulu is occasionally
put in a state of almost universal
commotion by trifling social or poli
tical occurrences that would hardly
be noticed in large communities.
At present the repose of the com
munity is disturbed by a difference
among the Crown Minister. Three
of those gentlemen huld one view of
certain questions and the other
holds another. The community im
mediately gets into a fever, and ils
hair stands erect with excitement,
l'eople take sides, some backing the
three and others seconding the one,
and the general talk savor more of
senseless idiocy than of calm intelli
gence. For one Minister to be op
posed in opinion to his colleagues
and still retain his portfolio N "re
volutionary," those who ngrco with
1 In minority view arc i evolutionists.
and the whole affair portends revo
lution, is common talk. AVltal a
farrago of imbecile nonsense and
palpable absurdity ' Even the sedate
Advertiser, a journal conducted by
gentlemen of whom we have a right
to expect wise and judicious coun
sel, has gone so far as to intimate,
(for so we under.stand the allusion),
that "the Bn.i.r.ris thinks the times
demand another revolution,'' simply
because the latter journal asserted
its belief that the minority view of
the Cabinet was in accord with the
majority sentiment of the country.
Let us for a moment look at this
commotion in a kettle as rational
men. Granted that Cabinet dis
agreements arc not desiiable, is it a
revolutionary matter in the popular
acceptation when a disagreement
happens to arise? Surely the filibus
tering propensity engendered by the
movement of June, 1S.S7, has not so
permeated this community that so
small a cause can be deemed sutll
cient to justify resort to unconstitu
tional methods. As to the gravity
of the situation, there is no gravity
about it, other than in the minds of
rabid partisans. The legal remedy
is at hand. ISy law the Legislature
may be convened within a fortnight
of the present time. Jf the Cabinet
disiigi cement is so scriou-, a matter
as to lie a detriment (which we do
not believe) to the public welfare,
why not call together that body at
the earliest legal date, instead of
deterring the meeting three or four
In shoit, differences of political
belief either in the Cabinet or in the
community constitute no justifica
tion ol the employment of extra
constitutional means for their settle
ment, and we believe such is the
sentiment of the bulk .of this com
munity. Let all differences be
freely and fully discussed, and at
I he same lime all filibustering talk
discountenanced. June of 1887 is
past, and so is July of 1S8!). It is
notgood loranybody that the special
local events of either should bere
peatcd,and should anyone ever be so
weak-uiin.'.cd (which is improbable)
us to attempt a repetition, ho may
be certain of a short career. The
constitution and laws amply provide
lor (lie settlement of grievances and
the rectification of wiougs, and all
sensible and patriotic men will keep
within the bounds prescribed.
SUGAR TARIFF AND RECIPROCITY.
The han Francisco correspondent
of the lk't.i.KTiN writes:
The light on the tariff bill pro
mises to be a sharp one. A strong
effort is being made by the North
Western States to put sugar on the
tree list, while the pro-duty men
are willing apparently to compro
mise on the Mills Kill, which re
duced the duty 2.1 percent. The
situation as it stands is not en
couragini;. Consul -General Mc
Kinley has written a strong letter to
his brother Hon. Major McKinley,
Chairman of the Committee of Ways
and Means, who has the Tariff bill
in charge, giving icasons why the
duly should not he reduced.
The tarlll' bill pleases nobody,
'i'hu leather interest has compelled
J lie committee to retain hides and
skins on the free list. The twine
and rope makers are fighting for
free hemp and jute. The canning
interests of the country protest
against the increase on tin-plates
and want them free. Woolen manu
facturers refused to be sacrificed to
nut uionev in the purses of Ohio and
i New York breeders of blooded
diecp: and so It goes all along llie
line. Hut the sugar men are not a
unit because of divided interest".
It i, notoiious that the Sugar Trust
favors free sugar. 1 he raising of
the color line to Hi Dutch standard
will admit Demarara and Java su
gar which can be sold in competition
The beet and cane sugar interests
are united against the proposed re
duction, but the latter being Demo
crats are not potential this session,
and the work of destroying a grow
ing and important domestic indus
try will be cariied out by short
sighted protectionist representatives
of the IJepubliean persuasion. No
one pays any attention to the claims
of Hawaii to recognition under the
Treaty of Keciprocity, and the tariff
apparently will lie selllcu witnoui
refcrence'to its treaty rights.
A new element will probably be
introduced by Sccietary Maine, who
is engineering a general scheme of
reciprocity with Mexico, and the
Central and South American repub
lics. Should this policy be ratified
it is thought piobable, according to
the Chronicle's Washington corres
pondent, that McKinley will with
draw his Tariff bill, bu. this suppo
sition does not appear to be well
founded. The Fan-American dele
gates have no power to bind their
respective Governments, neither has
Mr. Blaine power or authority to
pledge Congress to any international
policy, lleeiprocity 'must be the
result of negotiation, to bo ratified
and made vital by subsequent legis
lative action. Hunee it lollow-. that
nothing practical can come out of
the Pan-American Conference for
years probably; and it should be
remembered that the Senate has not
yet ratified the Mexican Reciprocity
Treaty negotiated by General Grant
and amended by Mexico to meet the
requirements of the I'nited States
Senate Committee. Public policy
was opposed to the Treaty, and the
Senate wisely bowed to the popular
judgment as rUlected by the Am
These points are mentioned, how
ever, as matter-, of discussion and
possible disturbance at the present
crisis in Washington. The mateiial
facts for Hawaiian planters are that
the Republican majority favors a re
duction in sugar duty, amoiinlinir,
by close figuring, to "about CO per
cent, while an active minority of the
same parly goes for free sugar.
rin: AJir.iiic.w kkpixeisi
remains closed ; yet there is no
sugar famine and no increase in
price to consumers. The clamor
that was gotten up by the agents of
the Sugar Trust and' its organ, the
Chronicle, on account of the closing
of the American refinery, proves to
have been without any basis of justi
fication o far as consumers arc con
cerned, but doubtless the Islands
planters would feel far more comfoi t
able if the Trut relinery wcie run
ning, but there is very little prospect
of that happening soon. It is un
fortunate that they tied themselves
up to an illegal combination formed
to extort money from the American
people, and the moral effect of this
alliance is so strong that friends of
the Hawaiian treaty dread its dis
cussion, and perforce retrain lioni
presenting the case of the planters
as an argument against the reduction
of the siigar duty. The free sugar
advocates would make crushing line
of the combination of Hawaiian
planters through the American Re
finery Company with the thieving
Susar Trust to plunder the Ameri
can people, who had favored them
by a bonus of 2Ac. per pound on
their sugar since 18iU. The posi
tion is an unpleasant one to say the
least, and if the Treaty ariniinenl
has lost its force the planters know
who are to blame for it.
The following despatch explains
itselt. It shows to what lengths the
Sugar Trust is prepared to go in ils
fight against Colonel Spreckels. It
is rumored that they had nearly
every Eastern man in his employ
under pay cither as spies or to injure
his business. Of course this is con
demned by the moral souse of the
business 'tommiinlty, but it is in
keeping with the commercial moral
ity of the Sugar Trust from its in
ception. The repoits in the Phila
delphia papers go fully into the
matter and leave no doubt of the
authors of this infamous conspiracy
which, fortunately, proved futile as
a scheme to injure the Spreckels'
refinery business. The annexed is
copied' from the Alia of the iiUh
Philadelphia, .March I'.sth. Mr.
Clans Spreckels, having had reason
for some time to suspect that some
of his confidential employees weiu
revealing the secrets of his business
to those who were using them to
further their own ends, put the mat
ter in the hands of Captain I.indon
of the Pinkertons, who, after .some
very adroit investigation, was able
to discover the whole plot.
A Mr. R. K. Hunt, who was Mr.
Spreckels' confidential bookkeeper
and had access to the private books,
furnished daily information from
them of the condition and operatiou
of the business to Mr. George
Stlmpson, who had been the chief
accountant until a vciy short time
since. This information was given
by Stlmpson to a Mr. Robinson, a
used It himself or communicated it
to parties who could turn it to Mr.
Spicckels' injury. As to what Ro
binson did witii this information,
which could be of help to him in his
business, or as to who were, his prin
cipals, if he had any, Mr. Spreckels
is not willing to speak.
After the whole conspiracy had
been ilNcoveieil by Captain I.indon
he contionted the parlies and ob
tained from them a full confession.
The mailer will probably nol end
Following Is the telegraphic report
from New York, April 8th:
Sugar Raw is steady with fair
demand; fair Refining, I 13-Hi.
Sales of Cfil'tO bags Centrifugals, IK!
test, "!; Refined, quiet and weak;
Off A, ii 1-KJ to iV5; Confectioners'
Auction Sales by James F. Morgan.
, ,V; Powdered (ir.
I... I. I.r.vr.v,
'I.I IT PlIM.IIV-
Thursday Evening, April i.tli,
Comedy & Italic Co.
Will miike their llrt apiearanee In the
Cnincilv Dram.i in I'ive Acts hy
llaiiley Campbell, entitled:
A Dangerous Woman
I'haraeter-i ly !' Viiiiiin.v.
iaf Itnx plan now open
of I.. .1. 1.. ey.
rUIDAY, April ISIIi,
AT lt O't'MH'U A. .11.,
At the residence of If. F. (1LADK, Esq.,
Jiutil ftrcct, I will sell at
Public Auction, the
Household -:- Furniture
iiou liuiiiun i:
l.irge I)rcslng Ylliror,
Large II W. I tnler Table,
1 Cottage Piano !
(lMw..rd St Her Mid.fi),
Wiilnut Mimln Stand,
Pluck Walnut Desli,
DRAWING ROOM PORTIERES,
Chandeliers ii Hanglni; Lamps,
I). V. Marble tim lkdrooai Set,
Oak & Black Walnut Ci lbs,
Large Oak Sideboard !
Old; Elfiistini Phillip Table,
CROCKERY ami GLASSWARE,
Kitchen Cl-nK Me it Snfei.
I Covered Brake,
Sols Single Ihiriif !-?,
ShleSuhlli's, Mixicwi .Smltl'i",
1 FAMILY CAURIAG1C
1 Nnllvo Hiiildlu Horse.
ilTU.1L LIFE INSURAN
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 the amount of the policy, or, should the insured survive a given number of years, the Company will
return all the premiums paid with interest; or, instead of accepting the policvnnd p roll Is in cash the leual holder
may, WITHOUT AIKDICAL EXAMINATION ami WITHOUT I'URTI I KR PAYMENT OK I'RK.AIIUMS, take in
lieu thereof the amount of policy ami profits in FULLY PAID UP insiiiance, participating annually in dividends.
Remember, this contract. Is issued by the oldest Life Insurance Company in the United Slatca, and the I.ni
gt'sl Financial Institution in the Woild, lis assets exceeding One Hundred anil Thiity-Six Millions of Dollats.
ItaT" Por full particulate call on or addresa
ALL and (iirr THE
SPIDER and FLY !
eep ymiti-cH out of full
nii.-ebief for a while.
l'l'LL LINE )l'
Base Ball Goods
NOW ON HAN' I).
General Agent for the Hawaiian Islands.
AKERY and GOF
NUUAIND fST J TC lrX
ALWAYS OX HANI) AND TO OUDK1!
Fresh Cakes, Pies, Buns, Rusks, Doughnuts, Picnic Rolls.
Rye Hi cad,
Ficnch Hi cad,
"Premises will he open forlnspie
lien on TliiirMln.v, Apt H lllli, fioin U m.'J
12:2 Iw Piiipiielor.
MO KG AN,
Hv older of flKti. I.t'CAS. KQ.. Ail-mlu'l-trator
of Hie l-Mute of Mtugaivl
Keegan. deceased, 1 will sell at Public
Auction, nl my Nile-room. (Jiieen St..
On MONDAY, April 28lh
AT I'J O'CLOCK XOX.
in ill Salooi Bread JiiWb, Giiipr Snaps, Colfta Calms, Etc., Jc.
0- And will be DF.LI VF.RKI) FltF.F. of OHAROF. lo any p:nl of Die eily. j&$
miK oi LWKIC:
Cilice, Tea. Obnci.l.ite ,v
SoiiK'd Pig's Feel, Cold I lam,
Spieed Tongue, Spiced Href, .id.ulp, I'lc.
FINE HAVANA, MANILLA AMERICAN CIGARS !
A l.AIttli: AS.IOISTMIIXT or
& C'ltfiireUe Tobacco, Pines, Cigar & Cigaretlo Ilolticr.s, Coll Drinks, Kte.
K.iliuday night, open all nihl. lb 11
&ST Open fiom II
Mutual Telephone 211.
m. until J::iO i1.
Ollice Itox 178.
ALL the member- of tbe Hawaiian
L'ommeicial Co. nie wiuileil to be
al the meeting In W. t Acid's ,aw
Ollii"1. al 1L" o'clock noon. vi:dn'i:s
MAY. April HO, 1WMI.
I). K". ISAKLK.
.V!0 hi AclliiirSccivliiiy.
rpiIE undersigned uill (-ell al public
JL miction on Saturday, April lit,
IbltO, nt 13 o'clock nonn, at" the Oovein.
incut Pound, Wiiliniino, IJwa, Hie fob
lowinir unbinds: I While lloifcc, 1
ionel I'tinv and 1 Huckskin .Mine.
rdT iw Pound MiMcr.
That Certain Parcel of Land,
Silnnled on Nimumi avenue mid adjoin
ing the Ragle lloii-e piopuily. There
On the Lot, eiititaliilui; ii I'oonis, al-o.
Oiii-hoiisi-, liable', Kte.
3T 'I'h'' prcmLe have a fronlage of
IS led on Xiiiiauu irect and aie 1 Hi feel
deep. Till- I a ile-lrahlc nppmiiiutly
to ohinlii a "ontl re-bleiice.
BMB HiMMlywi WW l-j- J 1tf(lZmr-rv - a-
HITI : LEMO
rr.it ms cash.
,1AS. F. 31 ORGAN,
52-1 !l cod Aiielioiieer.
I It. II V. (SRKKN is anthnibe.l to
ItL colleol for our nccmint.
r,Vi tut .1 K. H'lOWN&co
XT'), (i Kina strei-l, near the lirblirn
.Li Open il'iy and nbrlit. MciiIh at all
5 SJ 'Jin
lor f alironiia nrouiiee
K. T. OM.ZV,
TAI WO CHAN,
Miimifacliircr of Iulles'
French Kid & Calf Skin Shoes
.ma on to oniii'i:.
I'emttt'il oi'Setveil; iiIno, SioIiIIch.
!IS Nuiiami St., : : : l'. O. lit . l!0 I.
HTTIV A. !
On aiONDAY, April riSih",
AT li! O'CLOCK XOOX.
At my Salesroom, (Jiieen "-Ircct. I wijl
-ell ul I'libllc Aiiclioii,
1 -Those ValnnbV Premise siiiinleil
on (he corner ol Nmiaiin t reel and
Kilkui Lane, and known :c the
" Keegan Property."
The l.nl has a froiiliiixc of nbniil 111 feel
tm Xiiuaiiu s-licel and 1 1"1 leel deep.
2-Story "Wooden Ihiilding,
On the premises which can be u-ed :if
a store ami a lodjdn;; hoiwe. 'l'heie i-al-o
;i L'-ltonm Coitncou 'nine lot.
2 The Premises adjobiini; Lot No. 1,
and having a fronlage of !t."i feci on
Xiiuanu licct and a depih of l.'ill
feel, wllb a
4-Room Cottage & Out-houses
fiyThl ale olfers an imiiuul oppor
tunity to Invist lu ootl pajbm pro
pel ly, -llualed on Hie main --li'ccl of
j a mia vuaaa
Sole Proprietors of BAILEY'S SARSAPARILLA & IRON WATER,
Giiipr Ale, Hon Ale, BTnuUm. Rasjlerryaile, Sarsajarilla, Mineral Wafers, Etc.
toy All cnmnuinh-iitioii.H anil orders slioiild lio addressed to
BENSON, SMITH & CO.,
.'WO lm Aneiifs.
late Citv Ste Fillrr
NATrilAI. Jllneral Wider, for
1 (.ale tmh hv
v. s. Li'ei:,
.Sole Aiient A Importer for ihu lla
wiiiliin l-liintl-. .-r.'.'l If
. Government Coupons Lost !
Maich 'Jlliil, C'oiipon.S"0, Hond No. '.".'I
Jt3"Tor further piiriiciilar:. apply to
J AS. 1 iMOJUiAN,
.riQ:i !) oinl Auctioneer.
COKNPJt HOTEL & FOUT STK13KTS.
New Goods. New Goods.
Thi".e I'lllers are easllv elenii-eil,
ami NK'KK his ie CKAOKHI) or
t'KA.KD by cbiiiifte of l"inpi'ialuie of
Tim Killerbif,'Meilliun U a XATl'It M.
STO.N'K, inincil from iheeaiih It l
unlike any oilier stone.
It Does Not Absorb
Deeonic Foul !
Full Lines of Lawns !
Full Lines of Batiste !
Full Lines of Persian
-ALL AT :: CENTS I'KH YAK I)-
Lies' Misses' & Chill's MUSLIN UNDERWEAR
-AT VICKY LOW I'KIOKS-
Honolulu, Maiclrr,, 18!M). Till If
dealer in tobacco in Saw York, who
riio bl'.T for Ihn Ulh
L of .liiim Knce.s: 1
(liav Coll, llycaiH old,
hv (lov. blimloMi tin in
e3ttoZ. IdleOlrl.and HiuOrnv
l'illy, !l vearn old. by (lov tilaul'oid, dam
Fn1fiiii!u"ia. Sealed bids for holh l.oi.-es
will be received iinjlline ilurlni;the next
two weekr. Apply to
Jab. (5 AY,
P. S. lilther ol Ihefi! colls will hold
a nun I l an ci on any men for Hawaiian
broils fn which they may Mint. Holh la
line oulcr. B'JlSw
II. I.iiwreiice II. Dee
ItI heeu aihullled ii a partner h
Honolulu, Maich 1. iv.m. ,VJ!i:!i
VI 11. S. K I'IKKCK will act foi me
ifL iimli!) loll poiicr of alloiiicy, and
ul I r ii' I lo nil Iiiim'iio's etitiiiKlid to the
Hawiilinii ltii-iiiets Ajieney timing my
aliM'iice fioin llils Kliiffilnni
LOUIS T. Y.SLLNTINH
Honolulu, Apiil P', 1MIQ. M5 Uv
LMPl'lUTIIW never 1'KNKTilATR
il, but lie on the siuTai;, mid iuleinally
llie tolle lemaiiH as pine and white
afli'r years of u-e n when taken from
the ni I ne.
The Gale Tliy Stone filter In a per
fect Mieee.. Il 1- the on y icnl lllier I
have ever eea. I would not he without
one for :iny eonbleialioii. Il couieits
our hike aler Into the best drinking
water in Hit) world.
lli:.Miv M. Lyman, M. !.,
":!:'. Ve.l AilaiuM , Chicago.
tF For Sale by
HAWAIIAN HARDWARE Co.,
Opposite VprmkeN & Co.V Hank,
l'V.I tf Foil streei, Honolulu.
A LL person'.
IX. rJHiOl III'
are hereby nnliled that
oyer the kinds of 'a-
banikl, .Moaiialua, llalawa, A lea ami
KalaiiaolhMiJelly proilh1ied, and any
one violating lil notice will hu prose
ciilcd to Hie full extent of lie law ;
,1. M. OOWSK'PT.
II. M. WUITNKY,.Ml.,
A Lf'-eptof .ShnnlhuJ Klllt
f;'o. 79 & Ul : : King Street.
Al W. Wilshl A ffta'n.
Habi,' leenlvul a 'nil ai-.nilinrnt of
OiiriiuKeTrluiiuliiir AlateiiulH lioiiithe
K-iut, I am pi e,im ed in fremiti! all oni'
with itutncss and iles a'ch at wry rea.
(I. A. KUIIUMAN.
apr 7 '.'0 ly
Corner Hotel & Fort SI reels.
We iuvill' llie Ladies of Ifonoliilu to call anil innpecl our
FINE -LINE of MILLINERY
Fancy Ribbons, Shaded Tips & Pompoms,
Till: FINEST STOCK OF
Trimmed and Untrimmed Hats in this city.
gjer OUK STOCK' cant he heat, jsst
Chas. J. FISHEL'S,
Leatling Millinery House, Corner Fort it Hotel sts.
EGAN & GTJ W TsT
HAVE JUST RECEIVED Ex AJSTKALIA
A Choice Line of Dry & Fancy Goods,
'f 'lv JIVI'H IVOIII B l fJO ItUtlOUH,
Iloilery, Satlues, ScotcU GingUanjs, latest patterns; Woolen Dress Goods
ALSO, A OHOJCE LOT OF
Boys', Youthf ;& 'Children's Clothing, Trunks, Bags & Valises,