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WHAT'S IN TO-DAY'S PAPER.
Baptise, Who Art Thou 7 hv "I'nx."
An Imaginary Change. Editorial.
Nuti to I'rack by "Question. "
Iiocal and General Item.
Admiral Wnlkor Kecelved.
Keturns the Visit.
Hig Haul of Oamblcrs.
At the Opera House.
This Is All.
..Mr. Oavlcs at Washington bv "A
Hater of Sham." '
Cent a Pound Patriots.
Naval and Marine.
She sClnUu guUftin.
Pledged to neither Sect nor Party,
But Ettablithed for the Penefit of All.
TUESDAY, A PHIL 17, I8M.
Now tho Board of Education must
needs bo brought into subjection to
the prevailing machine politics. Mr.
W. Jas. Smith has been constrained
to resign tho oflico of Secretary,
which ho has filled with signal abili
ty since March, 18(55, a period of 2SI
years. It is reported that a cleau
sweep is to be made of all officials
of tho Board who have not neglect
ed tho duties of their offices to help
in working tho machine Next wo
shall see the inquisition taking ac
count of tho school ma'ams' inner
thoughts upon affairs of state.
An ablo correspondent in this is
sue, who shows that ho is independ
ent but not a "royalist," puts the
matter of popular rights iu the pro
curing of a new constitution iu a
strong light. It would do the Gov
ernment much credit if it took into
sorious consideration tho expediency
of postponing tho constitutional
convention. There are conditions
existing which render it impossible
to obtain a constitution now thai
will bo tho product of tho people's
will. Thin is ttm finltitnn nf nt ln.ist
onememberof tho Advisory Council. '
In the San Francisco letter of the '
Advertiser amiears a surlr attack on
a private coffee stand at tho Hnwai
iau "villago" of tho Midwinter Fair.
There is not a word, though, about
the crowning disgrace of the Hawai
ian show -a gross form of the hula
hula dance. Thurston, Hobron A;
Co. aro of tho class hero who have
been ready to make political capital
of this and other native amusements
and customs, both at home as well as
abroad when thoy desired to justify
their spoliation of Hawaiian' rights
effected in part aud iutuudod to
be completed. This firm is, how
over, not above trafficking in what it
denounces as heathenish practices to
turn a few dollars into its stock
holders' pockets. It is n disgrace to
Hawaii that its highest diplomatic
representative abroad should bo con
nected with a "tuppouy-hn'ponny"
side show, oven if it did not contain
any features morally or esthetically
AN IMAGINARY CHANGE.
Hawaiian "news" telegraphed to
the New York Herald on the arrival
of tho barkeutiuu S. X. Castle tells
of "a material change iu the political
condition of the islands." This
change is said to bo "that tho native.'
are now coming out for annexation."
It is further given out, as "it is said,"
that the Queen herself is in favor of
annexation, aud that members of her
Cabiuot aud tho native societies will
sign a petition to President Clovo
land, asking for a pension of 20,000
a year for her on resigning ull claims
to tho throne. A Washington tele
gram, referring to this very inter
esting news, says thbt President
Cleveland and Secretary Gresham
have boon up to tho present time op
posed to tho acquisition of foreign
territory. "It is not believed," says
tho correspondent, "that the Presi
dent is yet prepared to recommend
annexation, even though the request
may como from the majority of peo
ple of Hawaii. Tho most lie would
do would probably lie to send such
a request to Congress wit hout recom
mendation aud allow that branch of
the government to determine
whether or not the United States
should invito entangling alliances by
assuming control of the internal af
fairs of the Sandwich Islands
intelligence from Washington is
probably straight information, un
like tho imagined news hence that
draws it forth. There is no sign of
any movement on the part of Ha
waiiaus toward seeking annexation.
A few of them were iu favor of an
nexation from away back, but prob
ably some of tlioMt were stamped
ed by tho talk of tho annexation
commissioners ou their way to
Washington. Thoy deolared to
the people of Hawaii, as well as
to the United States public, through
tho American press that the Hawai
ian was not to be allowed a voice in
the affairs of his own country.
Only feeble and suspicious-liku with
drawals of that astounding declara
tion have been attempted on behalf
of the Provisional Government. If,
however, tliere was to bo any devel
opment of annexation longings
among the llawaiinns nt this junc
ture, its cause would simply be that
they eau trust the United States
with more eoufidenee to give t lem
their natural rights than they can
trust the people who are now gov
erning tlie country, llio foreign
pro's correspondents hero would be
nearer tho truth than by saying Ha
1 waiiaus aro coming to want annexa
tion, if they informed the public
I through their journals that it is
4 strongly suspected hero now that
the Provisional Government party,
proper, would bo very glad to see
annexation put olT for a very long
day. ludeed, many of them aro pro-
: annexation one day aud auti-auuex-
ation another, just as the hands
I point on the two dials of reciprocity
and tariff in the United States. All
of them would go frantic with de
light if made sure that the oligarchy
was to bo maintained under a pro
tectorate of American bayonets,
with reciprocity perpetuated and a
stiff duty put on all but Hawaiian
sugar imports iu tho Uuitcd States.
Nut to Crack.
Aj long as tho "Bill of Rights"
conferred by Kamehameha III. was
iu force, and tho Constitution grant
ed jy him and accepted by tho ieo
plo was tho palladium of our free
do'aj, tho boast of Kamehameha I.,
tilt great Conqueror and Unifier of
the group, was true -"tho weakest
sleep by tho waysido unmolested."
Au arbitrary King abrogated that
model Constitution, and forced upon
an uuconsulted and sullen people a
Constitution that deprived them of
certain powers which ho assumed
l and arrogated to himself. Many of
our sagacious and far-seeing fellow
Mllif.ti.tN nnvnr fnriiinllt niwntitml nl.
...... "" J -...". "
legiance to mm under ft, tlio I Hey
ay have quietly submitted to take
e lmited liberty left to them,
awaiting further developments. A
selfish, weak and misguided succes
sor on the throne stretched his pre
rogative till tho suffering nation
could endure their wrongs no longer
with patience. A way to secure
changes and amendments had been
provided oven in that one-sided
;Co"'lIi""?ni',,ll.t,V0,ih?r ,V'nl "or
tho mauner prescribed in tho .pro-
vious ouo was adopted. This vacil-
lating King, who possessed no moral
courage, was overawed, and induced
to promulgate a substitute which
had boon prepared -when, where or
by whom it has not been claimed to
this day. That the charge is true
of his want of personal courage aud
tho pluck to go through any soriour
danger or trouble is shown by his
course at tho time of his election.
It was then reported that while his
friends and supporters were under
going that murderous assault at the
Parliament Hall, ho was insisting
with his uersoual friend that he
wished to gito up tho contest t
save his own life. It may be a ques
tion whether the movers leading in
tho revolution of 1887 relied ou this
quality, or rather characteristic,
when thoy induced him to announce,
aud act instantly upon a presump
tuous aud utterly false claim.
Witli abdication, as tho probable
alternative, the King was led to as
sort, that "by virtue of tho authority
vifsted in me, 1 hereby abrogate the
Constitution of the Hawaiian Isl
ands and proclaim tho following as
tho Supremo Law of the land." His
successor (constitutionally ho by the
provision of this compromise ar
ranged by no deliberative assembly
duly organized for tho purpose) lost
crown aud throne for an announced
wish to amend this foundling off
spring of a putathu fathera desire
and intention, not a completed act.
Here is a dilemma (with a big D), on
one horn is a vacant throne, and an
uncrowned monarch; on tho other a
triumphant Council, the cynosure
of a ecrutiuiziug nation and a wait
ing wotld. This is now seeking the
endorsement of the people, but its
method is open to friendly criticism.
Tho Councils propose to retain the
control of the endorsing party. The
example of the United States, iu thu
formation of its first Constitutional
Convention, is not followed or refer
red to -a convention "whoso work,"
Mr. Gladstone says, "is tho most
wonderful over struck off at a givou
time by the braiu aud purpose of
man." That met at another and dis
tant city whilo Congress was iu ses
sion that it might bounder no re
straint or undue influence; aud,
ignoring Congress, its results were
boldly submitted to the acceptance
or tho rejection of tho confederate
but individual Slates. This would
be like the nssoinbly of our chosen
1 delegates at Wuiluku.
! As tho proposed convention will
I have only a small minority of its
members direct from the people
(cumulative voting will not be feusi
; ble), it may fairly be expected that
, tho majority will yield to tho right
of those coucorned to accept or ro
i joct tho result by a "ye" or "uo"
ballot to bo cast by Hawaiian sub-
iect-oitizens. They only, inlluenced
' ll ""'J' ,)Ut 1,u' "' (Ootated toliyauy
ula.s, are competent to Hectare the
measure of their rights and liber
ties. Au autocrat may dole out
favors to his subjects by degrees,
but that only breeds nihilism. Au
! imperial ruler may be more liberal,
but his subjects are iu a chronic
state of dibi-atisfaction, till oven the
firmest throne on earth may be at
tacked through its hereditary prop.
I The citizens of Hawaii aro now,
I providentially, without a standard
, by which to adjust their mutual so-
cial, moral and legal relations. If
' tho whole people are allowed to ac
cept a body of compromises (and that
is just what a constitution is, they
cannot afterward complain, as limy
will of course provide for future ail
justmunts by establishing the man
ner iu wiiicu amendments can ho
"Tho powers that bo were ordain
ed" for a special purpose, and ir
regularities, if such there were, have
been "winked at," for thoy have boon
credited with an earnest desire to
do the right thing in their most
difficult and trying position, but
now they wish to retire from their
honorable but very onerous duty.
Thoy invito "all men everywhere,"
with some questionable exceptions,
in Hawaii, to "qualify."
It is a matter of intense interest
and anxiety to know what tho an
swer and the result will bo. Tho
"tuition and surprising evolution of
political nomenclature in Honolulu
resembles kaleidoscopic changes,
and outside districts aro unablo to
keep tho pace They follow on
"goose-step." The saturated solu
tion of LeagiieSj Clubs and Parties
does not adapt itt-olf to the crystal
ino form of any recoguized salt or
If our end and aim be annexation
to tho United States still, can auy
ouo swear allegiance to tho P. G.
whois not willing t hereby to declare
his intention to becoino" a citizen
thereof in cao wo succeed!
Con tho IRK) Portuguese, who have
asked for the protection of H. P. M.
man-of-war, "qualify" and votot A
straddlo with ouo foot in Europe
aud one on Hawaii bents the fabled
Colossus of Rhodes. Question'.
Secured His Services.
Mr. V. G. Potter, crayou aud water-color
artist, who has boon visit
ing the islands for his health, has
made au engagement with Mr. J. J.
Williams. Mr. Potter's work whilo
iu San Francisco was second to
nono. Samples will bo on exhibition
at our studio, 102 Fort street.
Those who never read tho adver
tisements in their newspapers miss
more than they presume. Jonathan
Kenison, of Holan, Worth Co., Iowa,
who had been troubled with rheuma
tism iu his back, arms and shoulders
read an item in his paper about how
a prominent German citizen of Ft.
Madison had boon cured. Ho pro
cured tho same medicine, and to use
his own words: "It cured mo right
up." Ho also says: ''A neighbor
aud his wife wore both sick in bed
with rheumatism. Their boy was
fll-itr tit mi firman nml antfl I lint ti'.trn
, so ,a( 10 m to ,l0 tho c00kig. I
told him of Chamberlain's Pain
Halm aud how it had cured me, ho
got a bottle and it cured thorn up in
a week. 50 cent bottles for sale by
all dealers. Benson, Smith k Co.,
Agents for tho Hawaiian Islands.
Tliis Evening !
TUESDAY, APRIL 17th.
ONE OF AMERICA'S BEST.
In Alex. Dutmu' Itomanttu Play
Thursday Evening, April I9tb:
"Wife for Wife."
Saturday Evening, April 21st:
3 Distinct Stylos of Plays 3
no PI.AY8 iti:i'i:ATi:i
60c, 75c & $1.
Advance .Sitlent l
Agent to Take Acknowledgments
Will uttKiid to ManuKCUient and .Sale
of Property ami ('olltvtliiK In
itll it Liruiulifs.
Houses and Land For Sale
Northerly comer o' Kinnm mid Hi rutunlit
Oikkk; One door lit'low Lewis, I. l,ovny,
l'"orl htru'l. U75-tf
J. J. EGAN
B14 Fort Street.
Al.WAVh ON HANI) TUB
Latest Styles iu Millinery
-TUB I.ATBHT IN-
White and Colored Worsted Goods
TUB MObT COM I'l.KTK STOCK op
DKY : UOODS
IN TUB "TV
Dressmaking Done by Mrs. Renner.
Visitors, Picnic Parties, Luaus
G-eneraL Futolio I
At Smith's Bus and Livery
Stables, King Street,
Adjoining Metropolitan Meut Market
lb the Cheapest place in town you fan get
HlliM"!, WiiKonnttCH, IliU'ttlex and Saddle
Jlnr.cn. It will pay ou to call anil see
beluie you try olnouhdu,
AT THE OPERA HOUSE.
Opening Performance To-night
tho Dalloy Stock Company.
Tho Dailoy Stock Company, com
posed of competont actors, will ap
pear for the first time in this city to
night at tho Opora House. Tho bill
will bo "Monte Cristo" and au inte
resting performance may bo expoct
ed. Tho second performance will
bo given on Thursday night, -when
"Wife for Wife" will bo playod. Tho
following is tho cast for Monte
ivimuii'i unmes ... i
Count nf Monte Crlstul
Mens, Nortler, a ltonnartlt
Osderous.e, an inu-kecper ..W. IS. Dnlloy
l'ernande, n Catallno Kdwln Lloyd
Mons. Vlllefort, Mlnl-tcr of Police
Danglnr, a sailor Kd. tlennctt
Albert do Morcef .. .flencvlcve Xonnary
Mons. Morel )
tlovornor of Prlon John Howard
.Mercedes Mav Nonnary
Carconle Mrs. P. M. Uate
Sailors, Soldiers, etc.
Of Hood's Sarsaparilta is always
within the bounds of reason bocauso
it is true; it always appeals to the
sober common sense of thinking peo
plo because it is truoj and it is al
ways fully substantiated by endorse
ments which in tho financial world
would Ira accepted without a mo
Hood's Pills euro livor ills, consti
pation, bilionsnoss, jaundice, sick
head ache, indigestion.
By Jas. P. Morgan.
Household -:- Furniture
On WEDNESDAY, April
AT til O'CLOCK A. M.,
At the Itcsldonci of A. J.CAIITWMUHT,
Kq., corner of Kccnilinoktt and hit-
nalllo streets, I will sell at
Tho : Entiro : House-hold t Furniture,
Crockery & Glassware,
Carriages, Etc., Etc.
Particulars in Future Advertisement.
This Evening !
OVER THE OAHU RAILWAY
Tuesday Evening, April I'lili
ASPKCIAI.TUAIN will Ittuvn Honolulu
at 7:13 I-. m. ItettirnliiK will arrive
In Honolulu about 10:13 c. i.
75c. -ROUND TRIP-75c.
T.- Ticket will lie on Mile at the I'epnt
ImiuedlnUdy Ix-fore ihe departure of tlie
IA- l'nrtlex or Chilis dcnlrlnj; to liuvt) a
Special I'rtr reserved can do mi liy no'lfyliiK
thu riilpeiliitenilnilt before Tuosdav t fi
l-. m. and the purchasing of at Irait :iu
OKO. P. DKVIBON.
In the Circuit Court of the Firut Cir
cuit, Hawaiian Islands.
TIIBMATTKU OP TUB KSTATB
of Maria O'riulllvau. late of Honolulu.
Ouliu, deceased testate. On rcadlni; unci
Ilium the netltldii of Abraham I'eninnilez
of mild Honolulu, oxecutor of the will of
nld testa e, praying for uu ordor of Mile of
real eUte buloniini to xaid deceased, ami
alleging that the real eHtate of Mild testatrix
Is at follows: Parcel of laud, house and
other improvements, being the fatuilv
homestead at Kallhl. Hilda niece of land n't
Kaholiiloauear Oahu l'rl-on. both of which
nald land" are situate In Honolulu, Island
f Ouli-.. and settlnu' forth certain IilmI
reasons whv such real estate should bo sold.
j Ifi-wlt i liiHiilllcleney of tlie personalty to
extinguish the debts of bald estate. It Is
hereby ordered, that the liplrn of alil di
I ceaM'd and ull pcrs -lis Interested in tho
i said estate, appear before this Court ou
MOMIAY, the mil day of JIa, A. 1).
lh'.M, at IU o'clock a m., ut the Court Itooin
of i his Court, In Honolulu, Oahu, then
and there, to show cause why an order
should nut be granted for the sale of such
Dated Honolulu, II. I., April l.'l. INK.
HBO I.UI'Ah. Clerk.
ly the Court: IUU7 l.'lt
Ring Up Bell Telephone m
Stand at llollingor'k Shoeing Shop,
(Jiicim street, near Port,
J AM liS POLLOCK.
Hawaii Hardware Co., L'll
Saturday, April H, t8W
The papers from the United
States received by tlie "Mari
posa" contained more news of
a bloodthirsty character than
has been read here in a de
cade. From all parts of the !
world came accounts of dis
content, uprisings and blood
shed. From California to
Maine regiments of the un
employed are forming and ,
marching to Washington for
the purpose of placing their
grievances before Congress.
Never, perhaps, in the history
of the Great Republic has
there been such a demand by
labor on capital. Can anyone
seethe ultimate result? The
increased population in the
United States has placed the .
bread-winner in excess of the '
demand; there arc not enough
places to go around. In tlie
mining districts men have been
thrown out of employment
through national legislation;
in the manufacturing districts I
overproduction during the past
year has been the cause of
mills closing down and throw
ing the operatives out of em
ploy men t. Poverty begets ,
crime, anarchy and socialism.
The anarchist war cloud that
has hung for years like a pall ,
over Europe has separated
and a portion of it casts a grim
shadow over the Western
Hemisphere. Tlie laws of na
ture are more .oppressive to
the poor man than the laws of
government, and with the ra
pidly increasing numbers to
the unemployed something
must explode. Public im
provements must begin so
that work may be given the
idle and willing workmen or a '
bloody war must follow, not
one of supremacy in politics but
a rebellion with the poor on
one sitle and the wealthy on
the other. What a blest place
I is Hawaii ! an oasis in the
desert of strife. Having few
j manufactories, overproduction
has not thrown men on the
streets; being far away from
the main land it does not pre
sent the same atiraciion to the
wanderers who do on!)
enough work to keep body
and soul together, and being ,
free from that class of societ)
we are less liable to the trou
ble which usually follows their
arrival in a community. An
other and more probable rea
son for the existence of peace
in Hawaii is tlie fact that we
sell goods to meet the condi
tion of the times.
Everyone needs a stove but
the trouble has always been in
the price. It was not until we
appeared on the scent: that the
price of stoves and kitchen
utensils were brought down
within the reach of the man of
small or even moderate means.
The celebrated "Pansy" stove
costs less money, burns less '
fuel and will last longer than
any other sto.ve in the marker.
The low price of sugar in
creases the demand for a
strong fence for little money. ,
The Jones Locked is pre-eminently
the best for people who ,
have land and who wish a
fence strong enough to keep
in cattle. Eight cents for a
steel stay and five washers is
just half what you will have to
pay for a redwood post. The
stay and washers will outlast a
half dozen posts and your
fence will be stronger and will
never sag. A sample order
will please us and convince
you as to the correctness of
In the matter of Table Cut
lery we believe we stand in the
front rank of dealers in this
country. Our aim is, and lias
been alwaj.s, to secure the best
article procurable. We have
been successful in this and for
that reason people who want
cutlery come here to get it
No better steel is made than
is found in our table knives.
The price well that is insigni
ficatit too utterly small to
consider as an obstacle iu the
way of ever) one having good
knives at the table. Silver
plated ware, spoons and forks
are as prominent with us as
any other line we carry, and
we get the best.
Hawaiian Hardware Co., L'd
PRICES REDUCED 25 PERCENT
5 FOR FOUR WEEKS 3
English Wardrobes, Plato Glass Front;
Marblotop Wash Stands,
Marbletop Dressing Tables,
Scotch Chests of Drawers,
Dining Hall and Parlor Chairs,
llattan Suites, Pictures, Etc.
ttoyal Worcester Vases,
Royal Worcester Tea Sets,
Dinner Sets, Tea Sets,
Decorated Vases, Tumblers, Glasses,
Claret Jug's, Lamps, Screens,
Iron Bedsteads, Matting,
THEQ. H. DA VIES & CO.
National Cane Shredder
I'ATBNTKI) UNDKIt Till. I..YW.H OK TUB HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.
V 52rV I i "-., , ..TN,,', ftijlii,fel.a bVkn.
rpiIK UNDBItSIONKI) HAVE lEEN APPOINTED SOLE AGENTcS FOR
thi'M) SiiitKiiDKitH unit tint now prepared to rucuivo oritur.
Tim Krtut tulviintuKi' to ho dtrived from tho nco of thu National Cank
HiiiiKiiiiKit uru thoroughly CHtuhlirilicil nml itokiiotvltilKi'il hy Plaiitem
Tho lar;o iiniiihiir of IM.intcr nxiit; tliom in thu Uniictl Htaloo, Culm,
ArKciitiuu Itupiihlio, Porn, Atiftr.iliu ami dMiwhcrn, hoar witnens to tho
Tin' iifu of the Kiiiikiiiikk very Ijigoly uiiginuntH the quantity of cunu
tho mill can ritiil ('J5 to .It);',), aleo tl u extraction of juice (( to V2).
It in ii ureal cafecuanl, making known ul ouch tho proKunco of uny
piece of iron, utakoi. from curx, or anything wlii'h .vonltl he liahlu to damauo
thu mill, ami allowing ample tlni to remove bainu hufnr" d.ini.iginn thu mill.
Tim Hiiiikduku in very elronuly madu, and from thu manner of it opera
tion it e.ittn or tuare thm piece of wood or iron without often hrcakniK tin
.SiiitKiiDKit; and if utiyiliiiig break, it i nmply oomuof tho kniven or outturn,
which can bo quickly ami economically replaced. Thu SltKKDDKit, uh it
iiamo indicate, tear tho cane into chreds of vulvitis length, perfectly open
iiK it and allowing tho mill to thoroughly preH out thu juice without re
quiring tlie immciiku extra power ueoeM'iiry to grind or crtteli tho whole -cane.
Tho Shiikddku Hptead tho ehredded oauo uniformly and evenly to
tho mill roll, nml doe away with tho nccet-tily of hf.reuding the bagatto by
hand between tho mills, wbcro regrinding i iu ue. No greater amount of
boiler capacity i required to opoiuto thu Siii.t.dhkk than that which win
Milllcioiit for tho null, fot tho ahovo rea-on. Wo ftirnihh full working
drawing!, for tho installation of our MltimniKitH, enabling any competont en
gineer to Hticeecfully install ami t-tait thorn.
In ordering Siiui:iiiii:iik from it, ploao ouil tmtill sketch, hhowiug the
diameter and width of the mill tollp with which Siiiikddku !h to ho connected,
also llio cido (cither right or left hand as you face t1- - delivery sido of tho
mill), upon which tho null engine U located, ulio the height from lloor lino
to center of front mill roll hlutft, aud dintauco contor this, shaft to fiont end
of bed plato. TIiopo Hiiiikiiiikuh aro now being used by tho llilo Sugar Co.
and Hnwi Mill, ICohalt, where thoy aro giving great satisfaction.
gJtT Price and further particular, may be had by applying to
Wf. t f
We Imvc for kuIj in qutuititu-H to suit the
following' brands of
Table & Medicinal Waters:
Bu.fTa.lo Ijitlaia., Ca.sta.lia.ri,
H.u.riya.cli, Manitou, R.uoixia.t,
ISTaopa. Soda,, Violiy,
AND THK CKLlSmtATRD
ALL THK AltOYi: AKK KOK SALK WV THK
Bottle, JDoz&xi or Case
- 15V THK
HOLLISTER DRUG CO.,
I T-. I L I T HI 3D )
S23 Port Street,
IRWIN & CO., L'd.,
Hilt Anm for the llitmtiliin iu.
Honolulu, H. I,