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Jf. DANIEL LOGAN, Editor.
SATURDAY, - - AUG. 24, 1895.
MORE ABOUT OPIUM.
Lnto cxolinngoa from tho Oriout
"Contain muoh about tho roports
of the HritiBh roynl oommission
on n)ium. Tho commission finds
"it proved boyond reasonable
doubt tlmt tho prevalonco of tho
use of opium is founded, first on
tho univorsiil tundonoy nmongst
mankind to tiko somo form of
tstimnlnnt with which to comfort
or distrnct thoraBolvo8,nnd,second-
ly, on tho widespread popular
belief in tho medical ofliency of
:fcho drug." The CelBtial Empire
quotes nnd commontd on the ro-
fl?ort as follows:
Looking to tho wholo ovideuco,
-wo find n marked preponderance
-on tho side of tho viow that tho
- common use of opium in India is
a modorato uso loadinr to no evi
dent ill effocts. Among tho Sikh
community in particular, which
ia almost entirely agricultural, tho
habit of opium-eating is widely
diffused. This community is dis
tinguished for hard work, onergy
and thrift. One of tho witnossos
quoted hero, Dr. H. Martin Clurk,
of tho Church Missionary Socioty,
says: "Whilo it doos no good, it
-Wfidoos not appoar to do tho slightest
"harm, tho people who uso it aro
hnle und hearty, fit for work and
exposure, and tho habit scorns to
iutorforo neither with their long
evity nor their hoalth." So,
agiin, treating of the Mar
warios, a triba of traders, wo
learn that thoy "are shrewd, en
terprising and Bueoessful in com
merce, nnd that their uso of opium
does not oauso any loss of in toll i
geuco or businoss capacity." So
largo omployors of lubor state
that they are never brought into
contact with tho eil'ects of the
babit, and many of tho high offi
cers of Government citato that in
their long oxperionce the uso of
opium has novor come to tho front
as a rouson for dismissal or do
gradation. The commission found
Jikowiso, the use of opium was not
.an incontivo to crime, ind that
its effects in inducing insanity
wore actually nil. Also (pngo 150),
the commission found that taking
the evidonco as to acceleration
of death caused by tho ha
bit, und its prolongation in certain
oises, the balance, if any, secmep
to bo iu favor of tho lattor. In
fact, on the whole, tho roport
clears tho ground from under tho
old theorists. Taken as opium
us in India it is positively with
out pornioious influonco, and
frthero is no need to intorfero with
its use further than has been
done. Sensible pooplo in China
-havo practically como to the
:samo conclusion. Tho statistics
of Shanghai, whoro opium-smok-
jng is perfectly froe, and the sur
jrouudings such us to oncourugo
its uso, do not show any evil re
jault. When wo look back over
'the numbers of natives with whom
-wo como daily in contact, and
vinany of whom wo have known as
opium-smokors for yoara, wo bavo
to arrve at the sanio conclusion,
and wonder how few of thorn
.havo dropped out of tho current.
Most of us could count tho cases
on tho fingers of ono hand. This
is the more marked whon.amongst
the comparatively small numbors
of Europeans wo come in contact
.with, we note tho number who
.havo gone undoror had to bo sent
away, lor oloouoiism. ouon is
.liumiin nature, and we cannot al
itor that, and taking this into con
sideration, tho report of tho com
mission goes far to prove that
opium is the most satisfying and
least dangerouBof tho long list.
In viow of tho revolutions of
tho British commission, it can
hardly be immoral to advocato tho
.abolition of discrimination against
-opium amongst the stimulants fav
ored by mankind. Especially
wvljOii tho efforts to koop it out of
tfiio country havo provod abortive
and productive of olliotal Ronndals
without numbor, nnd tho Govorn
mont is put to a largo oxponso in
tho vain attempt to suppross tho
traffic which, since it is inovitablo,
ought to pay its duo proportion to
tho public treasury.
An authority on jowolry esti
mates that thore aro at loiist
$200,000,000 invested in tho
United Sates in various kinds of
gold and silvor ornaments.
A compositor in yesterday's
paper lnndo Mr. Gladstone poko
his oar iuto Amoricun affairs. It
was Armonian reforms ovor which
tho grand old man lntoly givo a
burst of his oloquenco.
Tho political prisonors on tho
reel and oxilcs in San Francisco
and elsowhero will all wish tho
Attornoy-Genural a ploaBant voy
ngo to Now Zealand and sincere
ly hopo ho will novor return.
A corrospondont writes: "Tho
Advortiser reports a 90,000 ton
crop at Cliino, Cul. What is this,
90,000 tons sugar or 90,000 tons
boots. I believe the latter is cor
rect, equal to about 9000 tons
sugar." It beats us to arbitrate
According to tho returns of tho
tonth census of tho United States,
made in 1880, tho Unitod Stutcs
was tho woalthiost of all nutions,
Groat Britain being socond; and
thore is no doubt that the last
fifteen yoors havo greatly widened
thogaphotwoen tho Americans and
And now it is roportod that
Attornoy-General Smith is to take
a trip to Now Zealnnd to study tho
land laws of that thriving country
at the oxpenso of tho taxpayers of
this. Thoro aro pooplo ovon now
unkind enough to say that it
would not hurt him to stay at
homo and study tho laws of his
own country before seeking legal
The quarantino regulations
adopted at difforont ports on the
othor islands against stoamors
from Honolulu seem to bo of tho
go-as-you-pleaso order. A gonor
al law on quarantino, whioh would
defino tho duties of officials and
lay down the regulations to bo
observed throughout the islands,
might be worthy of tho attoution
of tho Legislature at its next ses
sion. A strango stato of affairs exists
in this Christian community, and
the spectator is compelled to hold
his breath and gazo in wonder
whilo the most radical elemont of
tho party in powor advocates tho
roloaso and pardon of all political
offenders and a Boction of the
conservative ehurch - going ele
mont clings as sternly to its vin
dictive program as doos death
himself to a mummified nogro.
AN OFFICIAL NUISANCE,
Hoard of Health Garbaeo Dump In
a Populous Suburb.
Whilo cloansing tho town the
Board of Health maintains one of
tho worst nuisances itself. What
is tho garbage dump in a salt
water swamp down on South
street? Tho looality is thickly
built with dwollings right to tho
margin of tho dumping ground.
Many housoholdors therefore havo
their yards oloaued of rofuse only
to havo the stuff thrown down,
again, along with loads from othor
parts of tho town, within a fow
yards of thoir dwellings. Not
muoh moro than a broom
BULLETIN, AUGUST 24. 1895.
handlo's longth from somo of tho
houflos are heaps of rottou leaveB
and vegotahles, with othor decay
ing matter, deposited thoro by tho
wagons of tho Board of Health.
Yestorday afternoon a doncl horso
docoratod a slight olovatinn iu tho
middle of tho mo93.( It looks
ridiculous to seo residence pre
mises undergoing a scraping of
all dociying matter only to havo
it deposited within oloso ningo of
tho occupiers' eyes and u isoh.
Thore c mid not bo a worso posti-lonce-breodmg
yot it has been established by
authority of tho Board of Health.
Complaining residonts say thoro
is a nigger in tho woodpile. Thoy
sny that tho leaseholder of tho plot
gets tho garbago from tho Board
to make new land. Sevoral houses
are pointod out which have boon
eroded on land so built up.
Having a depository of oity refuso
in a residonco quarter is such a
scandalous Btato of affairs that it
is a wonder indignation meetings
havo not been held on tho subjoct.
ALL PEIISONS INDEBTED TO THE
undorsignod for 00 days or over are re
quested to mako immodialo settlement.
Those liot complying by Sept. 15th, will
have their accounts placed iu the hands of
an Attorney for collection.
A. R. KOWAT,
84-td D. V. S.
HARNESS and SADDLERY.
ON ACCOUNT OF THE UNDERSIGNED
retiring from business, and in order to
close out the Stock, opportunity in now
offorcd to tho publioand up to the 31st day of
August to purchase tho following nt very
low rates : Set of Harness; Saddles; Brl
dloij Ilnltom, Carriage Whips; Lap
Robes etc, otc.
W. E. FOSTER,
By SI. P. Robinson, his attornoy in fact.
ALL PERSONS INDEBTED TO THE UN
dcrsigned aro requested to settlo the
samo on or before September 1, 1895.
OKDWAY & PORTER,
Honolulu, Aug. 12, '03. Furniture Dealers.
ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 24tii,
AT 3:30 P. M.
KAMEHAMEHAS- YS, UNKNOWNS.
A.dmission 25 Ots.
DURING MY ABSENCE ON KAUAI
during the next two months all orders
for milk or wood from Walnnao Ranch will
havo tho careful attention of Mr. Schlclsscr
who will be at the lanch ofllco to receive
telephone messages from 0:30 to 8 i m. All
orders for cither milk or wood will bo
D. P. R. ISENBERG.
I ADIE8 SHIRT WAISTS AT $1.00 EACH.
L Pith hats have boon reduced from $2.00
to $1.00 each, other goods reduced in pro
portion. A. BARNES.
Ropublio Building. 78-tf
I am now propnred to Move Fumltaro
in better shape than any other exnjvfi
concorn in the city, ns I have a WAtiOl
largo enough to more a whole hoasafal!
of Furuituro at ono load.
I havo tho latest PIANO MOVING
APPA11ATU3 and guarantee to move
Pianos without scratching, to any pnrt of
tho city for 82.50. I am a rustlor and
don't caro who knows it; am always to
bo found at my Stand,
Cor. Nuuanu & King Streets,
PtSrl move- my Fumitnro SO FAST
that it makes my compolitors SWEAT
to ovon look at mo.
Yours for Business only,
. Most people make their wills
before they die, and some of
them are great curiosities in
their way. Among the many
curious legcries 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 m 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 :-
1 nave 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
yam in the hot sun or in the
biting east wind. My machine,
unlike a horse, nevershied once;
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
Tbe Hawaiian Budwtre Go. Ud.
oottr skmky mrnaawh
r i nini'-""-
Trains will lcaro Honolulu nt 0:15 n.m , nnd
l:lTp.m. Returning HI nrrlvu In Honolulu
at U.'il p.m. mill 5:55 p.m.
ROUND TRIP TICKETS:
1st Class $1 75
2nd Glass 1 25
F. O. Smith,
Gon'l Pass, nnd Ticket Agent.
THE N. n.
To save plants (lowers, trees, etc., from
tho destruction of insects, you will do well
tn nmmim!nnfn with 41m nnrlarotmm,! t,
manufactures a Pure Vegetable Compound
frco of any poisonous substances; thcroforo,
it does not kill tho insects, but keeps tho
game off Ihfi nlnnta. nnrl will nnt lut. !
plants or fruits. "Hoses," "Grapes," etc,
win uui Huuer nuy longer out grow ueaituy
and pretty by tho uho of tho Compound and
perform a trial ordor or application without
Liliha stroot, near School.
Wm. G. Irwin & Co.
Wm. G. Irwin, - President and Manager
Glaus Spreckols, - - - Vice-President
W. M. GifTord, - Secretary and Trensurer
Theo. O. Porter, Auditor
AQENTii OP THE
00EANI0 STEAMSHIP COMPANY
OF SAN FltANOISOO. OAL.
H. E. Walker, Esq.
Agent "CLEVELAND BICYCLES."
Dkar. Sir: It is'o plcosuro to be able to
add my praise to' the justly renowned
merits of tho CLEVELAND BICYCLES. I
havo ridden a CLEVELAND for more than
a year, and have never had occasion to find
tho slightest fault with its Mechanism or
Stability. I heartily recommend tho CLEVE
LAND to all persons who contemplate tho
purchase of a good wheel. Sincerely yours,.
BEUBEN A. DEXTER.
H. E. Walker,
JWedeiros $ Co
Hotel Street, Arlington
nnd wo offer suits and trousers at
prioos that will be within tho roaoh
of ovorybody. Wo carry a soloofc
stook of goods, and guarantee a
perfoot fit and first oluss work. ,
TUoso who roally doslro to bo
dressod noatly and natty, and
canuat afford to spond muoh
monoy on thoir olothos will do ,m
woll in onllintr at our storo boforo f