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EVENING BULLETIN, AUGUST M, 1805.
S Eveqii Bulletin
TV' I III tlilcli la Incorporated tlie
DANIEL LOGAN, Editor.
"WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14, 1895.
A HASTY JOB.
Probably there bus never
in tho history of tho Hawaiian
Legislature boon such inconfritlor
ato and preoipitato legislation
enactod ns that of tho ratifica
tion of tho oablo contract with
Go, Spalding. An act had just
been passed authorizing tho Gov
ernment to make a contraot with
anyotbor government or any cor
poration in tbo world for
tho work; but boforo any
other Government or any cor
poration is mado acquainted with
tho opportunity, or with tho fav
orably torms this Government
could offer, an individual is dele
gated with nil tho powers of tho
Government in the premises.
With nothing but a speculative
standing, this individual is given,
in tho hollow of his hand, tho en
tire prospects of oven the initiat
ive of a cablo sohomo for tho
spaco of eighteen months. A
xuomber of the Chamber of Com
merce approved of rushing this
work through, because, as he
thought, it would prevent a delay
of anothor your in gotting n cable
Boheme on foot. It Is quito prob
able that the giving of this con
tract will cause a do! ay of half as
long again as that upprohonded.
All of tho powor of proffering aid
or of rejecting propositions how
ever favorable, givon to tho Gov
ernment by its own cablo bill of
this session, are deliberately sur
rendered to a shrewd speculator
under n forfeit that noed not bo
exacted if ho draw out of tbo
compact boforo the timo granted
him in which to sell tho fran
ohiso. His $25,000 in Govern
ment bonds aro not to bocomo
liquidated damages to tho Gov
ernment unless ho mnkoa bargain
with some corporation within
eighteon months, and that cor
poration begin tho work and thou
leavo it unfinished. When thnt
stage had been reached tho
speculator would have pocketed
enough out of his salo of tho fran
ohiss to make him indifferent to
tho loss of tho bonds in question.
Although it is usoloss now to
dilate upon tho wrotohod torms
mado for tho country in the oon
traot, now that the mischiof has
boon dono beyond repair, yot it is
pronor in the nnmo of the public,
that has ni t boon consulted in the
matter, to rocord tho strongest
protost against the transaction.
Tho rates are entirely too high, so
high that tho operators will be
idle most of tho timo. Half of
tho maximum rates mentioned in
tho cintr ct would probably re
sult in threo or four timos the
amount of busiuoss without any
more operators. It is prescribed
that the cablo must have a capa
city of fifteen words a minute.
Air. Thurston has given an es
timate that it would take sixty
messages a day to yield
a revonue of $100,000 a year.
That number of messages would
pay that amount at tho average of
only five words a mossogo. As
the address counts in cablegrams
that average is probably too low.
Supposo tho avorago was ten
words, and allowing n loss of ton
xninntos an hour from actual
transmission, tho wliolo sixty
messages would make one hour's
work with 150 words to spare.
As tho cablo must bo attended
evory hour of tho twenty - four,
tho oporators would find timo
hanging hoavy on their bands.
Wo holiuvo that it would pay the
cablo company itsolf much bettor
to mako tho rates one-fourth of
thoso in tho contraot. Tho ro
suits nil over Christendom of
cheap postage make an argumont
for this viow. With cheap ratos
social tolegrams and press dis
patches would out no small figure
in tho nggregite of cnblo traffic
The granting of nn exolusivo
franchise, for tho long term of
twenty years, when tho develop
ment of vast countrios wnshod by
tho Pacific is only just dawning,
will probably boforo tho term
has half oxpirod bo recalled ns a
blunder of criminal magnitude.
It is hypothecating tho rights of
tho pcopio, for two docades to
come, to make tho best arrange
ments thoy can for improving tho
commercial and social advantages
of tho country. Indeod, wo do
not bolievo that tho outrngoous
compact will be allowed to livo
out its period, but will bo success
fully attacked on equitable grounds
from either within or without.
DR, J. MOTT SMITH'S WILL.
SEVKUVI, LEGACIES TO HE NATIVES
IN NEW ENGLAND.
Widow Itocelvcn Solo Itculduo For
LlfoTlioii nn Equal Dlvlnlon
Among tho Children.
A petition has boon filed for
probato of the late Dr. John Mott
Smith's will.Exeoutors as named in
tho will are Ellen Dominis Smith,
Harold Mends Smith and Ernest
Augustus Smith. Tho estate con
sists of real estate in Honolulu
valued nt $25,000, being house
and lot in Nuuanu Valley nt $10,
000 and store and lot in Fort St.
at $15,000, nud personal estnto
comprised in furniture, sugar
stock, bonds and notes in Hono
lulu, valued nt $272,300, and fur
nituro, stocks and notos in Bos
ton, valuod at $42,500, a total of
$314,800; tho wholo estato boing
thus valuod at $339,800.
Tho hoirs are tho widow; Mar
tha Paty Smith, Myra Harris,
wifo of Rev. Jas. B. Thomas; Ida
Campbell, wifo of It. M. Lovott
of Chicago; May Henderson of
Honolulu, daughters; and Harold
Meado Smith of Buston, Emost
Augustus Smith of Honolulu and
Martin Churchill Smith of Bos
Tho will was exocutod on Feb
ruary 11, 1895, in prosonco of
Alfred S. Hnrtwell, J. O. Carter
and W. L. Stanley. It exempts
tho testator's exocutors and trus
tees from bonds, also oxompts his
truBteos from liability for any
lossos that may occur in tho man
agement (of his businods, and in
tho performance of their du
ties as executors and trustees.
It is his wish that his body
shall bo buried with as little, os
tentation and oxpenso as is con
sistent with propriety, and that
AN ACT MAKING FURTHER APPROPRIATION FOR
THE USE OF THE LEGISLATURE OF THE RE
PUBLIC OF HAWAII FOR THE SPECIAL SESSION
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the Republic of Hawaii:
Section 1. Tho following sum amounting to three thou
sand dollars ($3,000) is hereby appropriated to bo paid out of
nil moneys in the Troasury rocoivod from all tho ourrent receipts
of the general rovenuo of the Hawuiinn Islands for tho poriod
onding tho thirty-firat day of March, A. D. 189G.
ExponBos of Sonato and Houso of Representatives. . . .S3.000.00
Section 2. ThU Act shall take effoot from tho dato of
Approved this 10th dny of August, A. D. 1895.
SANFORI) B. DOLE,
President of the Ropublio of Hawaii.
nil his debts shall bo paid ns soon
after his douth as may bo practic
able. Ills wifo is boquoathed nil tho
household eileots of thoir rosi
donoos in Boston and in Honolulu.
Tho following legnoios nro made:
to his sister, Amanda Day Mnn
Bon of New Havon.Coun., $10,000;
to the widow of his deceased
brothor William Francis Smith of
Now Haven, $3000; to his brothor
Augustus B. Smith of Now
Haven, S2000;o:ieh of tnid logacios
to bo paid uuiy if tho legutoo sur
All tho rest nnd residnoof his
ostato ho boqtioaths unto his trus
tees, upon trust, to pny unto his
wifo for hor so'o ubo, for nud dur
ine her natural lifo. tho not in
come, rents nud profits theroof.
Upon tho docoaso of his wifo, his
trustees aro to divide all of tho
proporty which shall then bo
hold by thorn, in equal shares
among his children who shall
thou bo living, nnd tho lawful is
suo of auy doooasod child taking
by ropresontation cnosnaro wniou
tho paront if living would have
Tho trustoes nro allowed to
ohango investments at their dis
cretion. Testator's wifo is allow
ed to dolegato to his othor trustees
tho powor to net for her. In liko
manner his son, Morton Churchill,
may delegate his powor until he
shall bo of tbo ago of twenty-ono
The Board of Health doos not
Tho alcohol bill is tho only ono
passed not yot signed.
Act No. 11 of tho Special Ses
sion of tho Legislature is publish
ed in another column.
Tho Land Bill was signed by
tho President this" morning. It
booomos a law upon tho comple
tion of its official publication in
Thero will be a special meeting
of Mystio Lodge, K. of P. , this
evoning, for tho purpose of con
ferring tho ranks of pago nnd es
quire. All qualified knights aro
inivited to attend.
Tho box sheot for tho sale of
soats at tho Mark Twain lecture
on tho 24th inst. will be rondy
about tho end of tho week. In
dependence hall will Boat from
700 to 1000 porsins comfortably.
Mechanics' Homo, corner Hotel
and Nuunnu streets, lodging by
day, wook or month, 'forms: 25
and 50 conts per night' $1, and
$1.25 por week.
Mystic Lodge K. of P.
AT tho reenUr contention of Mystic Lodge
No. 2, K. of P. to be held at their Castle
Hall this (Wednesday) evening, the lanka
of Pago and Eaqulro will be conferred.
All Knights qualified are cordially Invited
to bo present.
Per order of theC. C.
P. WALDRON, P. C.
75-1 1 K. of R. & 8.
Till 0 D k DPD ls kept on file at E. C.
lulD rArlilt DAKE'S Advertising
Agency, 01 and 05 Merchants Exchange, San
Francisco, California, wlicro contractslor ad
vertising can be mado for it. tf
i Jimeiy Jopie5
Most people make their wills
before they die, and some of
them are great curiosities in
their way. Among the many
curious legates made lately is
that of a Christiana man who
directs that his whole fortune
shall be expended in bicycles.
A Norwegian newspaper which
does not give itself up to the
comic element relates that a
Dutch lawyer, named Nikolson,
bequeathed the whole of his
property to trustees, to be em
ployed in the purchase of bicy
cles for the use of children at
tending school, while part of
the money is to go towards
paying the teacher to train the
boys in bicycle riding.
The validity of the will has
been disputed by the sons of
the testator, who refuse to ac
knowledge it, so that it is still a
question of doubt whether the
children will reap the benefit
of the strange bequest. That
the testator was sincere enough,
and that he recognized in the
wheel untold blessings which
might have escaped the ob
servation of minds of less
acumen, the concluding portion
of the will should go to prove.
It says :-
I have always found a bi
cycle capital protection against
the importunity of those
people who persist in stopping
you in your walk to spin a long
varn in the hot sun or in the
biting east wind. My machine,
unlike a horse, nevershiedonce;
and in my drives I have had no
need to intrust life and limb
to the tender mercies of a
Now that lawyer had good
hard, solid sense and plenty of
it, in fact, a good deal more of
it than most lawyers are credit
ed with, and yet not more than
many boys and girls in Hono
lulu have, for are there not
many of the latter who are
spending their whole fortunes
in purchasing a bicycle and thev
are wise in spending their
money on something that will
give them their money's worth
The bicycle of the Khedive
of Egypt is a gorgeous ma
chine, almost entirely covered
with silver plating but if anyone
wants a duplicate of it we can
furnish it, or if something
"English you know" is wanted
we can supply similiar ma
chines to those used by the
Prince of Wales' boys and girls,
all of whom are expert riders.
But for common every day
people like those who reside in
Paradise, we mean the Hawaii
an Paradise, the Monarch is
the machine to buy. It gives
you better value for the money
than any other make, and we
can furnish it in any style and
price. We have received by
the Australia the largest con
signment of wheels ever brought
to the islands, and also a
complete line of extra fittings.
If any portion of a Monarch
wheel gets broken or out of
order we can replace it at a
moment's notice at factory
Mr. T. V. King, who arrived
by the same steamer, will have
charge of the mechanical depart
ment of our bicycle business.
His large experience in that line
enables us to guarantee satisfac
tion in all work entrusted to
The Hawaiian Hardware Co. Ltd,
. . . . SUNDAYS.
Trains will lcavo Honolulu nt 0:15 a.m , nnd
1:4., p.m. Keturning will arrive In Honolulu
nt 3:11 p.m. and 5:5ft p.m.
ROUND TRIP TICKETS:
1st Class, $i 75
2nd Olnss, 1 25
F. O. Smith,
Gon'l Pass, nnd Tioket Agont.
E. B. THOMAS,
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
F"Estimatos givon on all
kinds of Stono, Brick and Wood
work. King street. 47-tf
$5.00 Per Week.
THREE OR FOUR PEOPLE CAN BE
accommodated with excellent board In a
private family; apply nt 84 Bcrctanla street.
DURING MY ABSENCE ON KAUAI
during tlio next two months alt orders
tor milk or wood from Walanae Ranch will
havo the careful attention of Mr. Scblelsscr
who will he at tho ranch ofllco to receive
telephone messages from 0:SO to 8 p. si. All
orders for cither milk or wood will bo
D. P. R. ISENBERG.
WHEN you plnco n mortgage on your
homestead you wanttoueoEomowny of
paying off thnt mortgngo nnd clearing your
property. Monthly paymcuts.in tho P. B.
3: L. Assn. uot outy pay your Interest but
also pay off your mortgage.
Office Hours: fso " ,:3 M
14 to 3 r. m.
Chamber of Commerce Rooms,
A. V. GEAR,
ESTABLISHED IN 1858.
BISHOP & COMPANY,
-I lIANKEKtt, I-
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands,
Transact a general Banking nnd Ex
change Business. Loans made ou npproved
security. Bilis disc ranted, Commercial
credit granted. Deposits leceived on our.
rent account subject to ohcok.
Letters of credit issued on tho principal
cities of tho world.
Agontsof The Liverpool, London nnd
Globe Insurance Company,
At WATKIK1 on car lino and onTPA-
LAMA KOAD near Fertilizing
These lots are Very Cheap and Bold
on Easy Terms.
Desirable Acre Trnota near the city and
othor Properties for sale.
BRUCE, "WARING & CO.,
DoalerH in Lota and Lands,
1-tf 503 Fort Street, near King.
Tklepuonb C07. P. O. Box 321.
IN TOWN 1
I am now prepared to More FonriSuio
in better shapo than nay other exprcn.
concern in tho city, as I haro a WA&CK
lnrRO enough tomovo a wholo hooaotnH'
of Furnituro at one load.
a !?,v0 iUfPc lt.IANO MOVING
APPARATUS and urantco to more
1 inrjoo withmU saralchfnf" to any part of
the city for 82.50. I am a rustler and
don t care who knows it: am always to
bo found at my Stand,
Cor, Nuuanu & King Stroots,
P tSTl niovo my Furniture SO FAST
that it makes my competitors SWEAT
to ovou look nt mo.
Yours for DuxiuoAS only,
i Hiii.iaififr' miiwmkmtiiaiAmi'
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