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EVENING BULLETIN, JANUARY 15, 180G.
5r)q Euepii? Bulletin,
DANIEL LOGAN, Editor.
WEDNESDAY - - JAN. 15, 1890.
THE OPIUM QUESTION.
Mr. Pock's sermon against an
opium licenso was doubtless the
honest expression of his convic
tions, and thus fur ho is entitled
to all credit for its fulmination.
Yet it lacked ono thing to give it
duo force. The proachor ought to
huve called upon nil of like mind
with himself to bo prepared to
tako up arms to provont any legis
lation of tho kind from going into
cHVct, as well as to repress every
letiogriulo propensity in legisla
tive and oxocutivo notions con
trary to his ideas of rightoousiuss.
His appeal to billots in this in
Ktancu would only be as a sound
ing brass and a tinkling cymbal,
if tho congregation had been
mainly composed of tho "Iron
sides" who throe yours ago ap
pealed to bayonets ns tho bettor
cure for vicious legislation, the
confusion of factions, and execu
tive iiborration. Revolution, it is
now sadly roalizcd by tho proach
er, has introduced a military com
mander who orders shooting
matches on Sunday whom Mr.
Peok sharply robuked therefor a
week previously in a publio dis
course It also called into being
the Hawaiian Star a nowspopor
whose advocacy of an opium
liconbo law was tho occasion for
his denunciation of that proposed
measure upon this occasion. With
this digression to point a moral
for the prevention of rashness on
the part of good miou in the future,
rather than the stimulation of
longings for a past that ib dead
it must be said that Mr. Peok
,'avo some good reisons for his
warniug against tho policy of tho
excellent people who control the
Tho Bulletin boliovos that tho
licensing of opium would, by in
troducing the drug in a rough
form, as it were, to easy access by
natives und whitos, bo the worse
of two evils. This belief is based
upon information gainod here
some years ago from officials who
witnessed, and had to deal with,
the results of opium license prior
to the prohibitory law of 1872.
At tho same time, from tho re
ports of a largo proportion, if not
a majority, of the British
Royal Commission lately in.
vesticatinc tho uso of opium
in tho East, there is little doubt
that tho evils have been exagge
rated as to those countries wheie
npinm-urong has long since censed
to be a novelty. The ovils of
legalized opium would, howevor,
bo propoitionately much worso in
Hawaii, for various reasons, than
in tho Orient. Therefore, apart
from the mcongruousness of
opium being licensed horo by a
government born of n revolution
largely produced by irritation at
the passage of an opium license
law, this papor believos that the
in ea Kino in question should havo
ranch longor consideration than
can bo given to it in the lifetimo
of one Legislature.
There is probably a great deal
more opium used hore now thau
jfc, Aufct Abbey.
OHHHillA K. Hit .JA-. iVSi "ft .i .- - I-V-- 1 . .t
is implied in tho polioo records of
using, possessing, smuggling and
peddling of tho nrtiolo as it enters,
by subterranean and submarine
routes, in tho red labeled tins.
Tho habit has many slaves evory
whoro in oivillzod communi
ties, in genteol dovotoos of
modified forms and ooncoctions
of the drug. Opium, in tho bald
similitude of the contraband nrti
clo, is indeed prosoribed by gov
ernment physicians to savo the
misorable lives of poor Ohinamon,
to whom tho drug is a neoossity,
although thoy may roally bo not
prostrated by its exoessivo uso or
deprivation subsoquont thereto,
but by hard work or old age. Tho
article is allowed by law to bo
impoitod by tho Hoard of Health,
which, if it is evil, and ouly evil,
and thut continually, in tho opin
ion of the faculty, should not be.
Wlion all ih said, leaving other
countrios to settle tho pioblem for
themselves, thero is not tho loast
doubt timt if opium wore mado
it legalized commodity in Hawaii,
to bo dealt in by one or moro
licensees and thoir authorized
agents, tho opium habit would
greatly increase among the
Oriental population and spread
to at least a peiceivnblc extont
among both Hawaiiaus and Eu
ropeans. This cannot bo
a thing desired by any
woll-wislior of his follow men.
Besides, with enormous licent-o
fees and high duties, who shall
say that the price would not bo
maintained at a rnto that should
still leave a promium on smug
ging? Thou wo should have
earned tho ills wo have into tho
roalm of those we had hitherto
not wot of all for tho sake of
revenuo that may not, for reasons
heiotofore given, nraount to such
groat proportions as appear in
licouso udvocates' imaginations.
Unwittingly, it is to be pre
sumed, the Advortiser editorially
claims to give, as tho "latest for
oign nows," itoms it copios from
Yokohama papers by tho Coptic
As etntod in tho Bulletin yostor
day , tho Yokohama papors brought
no American or European news
that was not away behind what
wus brought by tho Australiu.
Tho reported bnttlo botween the
Turks und the Druses was not
fought on Decomber 28, as statod
in the Advertistr, but on tho 21st
and the news is dated "London,
Dec. 2G," in Yokohama papers of
January 2. News ol the tonimr
down of wailike soutimont in tho
American press really catno in tho
latobt date by tho steamer City
of Peking from San Frnuoisco,
which arrived here on December
27, tho day before tho Australia
left San Francisco, and the nows
has siuco boon rt coivod in the
Colonial papers. Tho incipiout
panio in Wall street, with a
tromoqdouH loss from a drop in
securities, was desoribod in tho
"latost foroign nows" of the
Bulletin on December 28, to
gether with tho President's mes
sage on tho gold reservo,ulthough
both matterp are included in the
budget of "news" said to have
come by tho Coptic Australian
papers received here last week
havo tho itom, previously pub
lished here, giving an estimnto of
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a billion of dollars as tho loss in
American aeourlties by tho war
scare. It would not bo necessary
for this paper to call attention to
this republication of nows that
had long ago uppoarod in its own
columns, wero it not that it was
stated in these columns yesterday
that thero wus no later foreign
news, excepting Oriental items, in
tho papers rocoivod by tho Cop
tic, and some peoplo wero hoard
thU morning discussing as inter
esting nows "miBsod by tho Bul
letin" a lot of stuff that had all
appoared, in different forms, from
twelve to oighteon days ago in our
It is nothing now to tho peoplo
of Honolulu that Japanese ships
of war invanably have tho afftx
"kan" to their r.nmos. while the
vessels in tho merchant servico wf
Jiip.m are required to havo tho
uilix "mum'' to theirs. Yot it is
an interesting item of news to
learn that, tho usigo having of
late become dibrogardod in aoiuo
casos by owners of tho merchant
marino, the Naval Department
has issued a strict order in tho
mnttor. In an item of "Onontnl
Nows" by the Coptic, in yester
day's issuo, however, tho typos
mado it appoar that tho iiflixes
had boon changed to mono" for
morchantmon nud "kau" for war
ships. Enough is not made, perhaps,
in mentioning attractions for tour
ists about Honolulu, of the fact
that two of the finest sugar plan
tations aro within as many hours
of a railway rido from tho city.
Tho ontiro process of making raw
sugar, from tho cano cutting to
the contrifugal process in tho
mill, may bo seen upon oithor of
theso oatatos while awaiting tho
return of tho train. It is only a
fow years siuco such objeots of
interest wero available from Ho
nolulu without a considorablo loss
of time, bosidos hardship of trav
eling either by sea or land.
How aro tho mighty fallen 1 The
young conservatives of Hilo havo
had thoir way in gotting rid of
Sheriff Hitohcook's righthand
man, his 'favorito deputy, Mr.
"Williams, who kept his place
warm for him, while ho chose to
occupy tho position of Marshal.
Other whitehoadod boys in that
shiro will have to look out now
Tho new party fooling its power
may make havoc amongst tho
An account has been given in
tho Bulletin of a stiaugo mis
sionary expedition to loavo tho
Unitod Statos in throe months
honco. It is no less than n mis
sion to inspect missions nnd 10
port on results, at the oxpunso of
rich people who want to know
what has como of tho treasure
thoy havo cust into tho "mission
ary box.'' As these islands aro
included in tho itinorary of tho
expedition, both its visit nnd its
roport will bo awaited hero with
The CommeroialJournal is pub
lishing a series of article on tho
cultivation of cacao. Latoly a
beginning has boon mado at Apia,
Samoa, for tho raising of this pro
duct. It is ono of tho things that
may be woll worth while looking
into by the increasing olass of
small farmers in Hawaii.
Since the Comma who murdered
tho Queon have been choked to
death, what is to bo dono with tho
Japanese civil and military offi
cers who, with a body of trainod
troops at hand, allowed the fright
ful crime to bo eommittod under
thoir very oyos?
Our o-ntomporarios are all
thank ol for thoir kind noticoB of
the Bulletin Holiday Edition.
PRESIDENT OF VENEZU
ELA AND OTHER
President Crespo of Venez
uela is a tall, heavy man, with
a countenance revealing force
and determination. He is v ery
abstemious in his habit and
generally goes to bed at 8
o'clock in the evening. He is
in the habit of summoning his
Ministers to him at sunrise.
He is fond of cattle-ranching,
and owns a large number of
acres not far from the Venezu
elan capital. He is a fine eques
trian and has an unlimited
amount of backbone. He also
knows a good thing when a
friend puts him on to it. If he
lived in Honolulu he would be
one of the first to call at the
store of the Hawaiian Hard
ware Company and examine
some of that fine cutlery just
received by the last Australia.
Beyond question we have now
displayed on our shelves and
in our windows and showcases
the finest lot of cutlery ever
brought to these Islands.
One of those fine carving
sets with ivory or buckhorn
handles in handsome plush
cases would be just the thing
to take the fancy of President
Crespo or his great and good
friend Grover Cleveland. We
have also smaller sets of carv
ers, designed for game and
In the matter of Knives we
have a new stock of everything
in the line, comprising butter,
kitchen, skinning, dessert, table,
putty medium, hunting and
pocket knives in an almost be
Those little pearl-handled
butter knives are dandies and
you will want one as soon as
you see them.
Another useful little article
is a pocket nail-cleaner and
file, which is a novelty and
We are entirely out of bicy
cles, having closed out our en
tire stock last week. We ex
pect a big lot of the 1896
model of the Tribune and Mon
arch wheels by the next steam
er and shall be pleased to take
your order in advance.
We have also on hand a
fresh supply of Fresh coffee
pots, which sell like hot cakes.
Hawaiian Hardware Co.
Opposite Sprookols' Bank,
NO. 307 FORT STREET.
Alnt Hie Volcnim.
News received by telephone
from Manager Leo of tho Volcano
Houso just previous to tho'do
parturo of tho Hall from Kuilua
was to tho effect that the lukn was
still rising, and that if it con
tinued at the samo rate the lava
would ovetflow into tho main
orator in less than a week. Num
bers of tourists from Hilo nud
other places on tho island woro
visiting tho volcano and l'etor
Lee was jubilant. Tho present
flow gives every indication of
permanency nnd increasod activ-
If you contemplate investing
your cash and want good value in
rott.rn, you will study c.ill on
Ordwny .t Porter. That i, if
you want furniture. For a fow
d ll-n-8 thoy will full you ouongh
form turn to brighten up your
home. Tht-y have just received a
now consignment of bedroom BotB,
extension tiibhs. sideboards, etc ,
all of tho very 1 1 test designs. Go
oaily bofoio the stock is picked
A flcnmint Annltcrxury.
Yestorday was tho sovonth an
niversary of tho wedding of Mr.
and Mrs. Thorn -is Smith, and it
Was celebrated in a vory pleasant
and appropriate manner by a
large dinner paity at thoir rosi
doncd on Piikoi Mreot After nio
porly discussing roust sucking
pig and other nolicinus edibles
tho lanai was cleared and tho
evening gpont in duncing, singing
and sooiul convorso. Tho musio
was furnishod by a nntivo quar
tette lrom tho Honolulu Iron
WorkB, of which tho host is fore
man of ono of tho departments.
Among those oresont woro tho
father and br. thor of Mr Smith,
Mr and Mrs 0 inrles Crozier, Mr
and Mrs Thomas MoTigho, Mr
and Mr? Audiow Brown. Mr and
Mrs J b G.bsnn. Mrs A GilBlInn,
Miss Grace C la, John Phillips,
David Cro. or, Charlos Earn ay,
Mr liarjot and Georgo Munson.
Iloiiiludiells nnd Ilooiiirrniij:.
It is intimatod that somo start
ling disclosures aro to be made
through the Bome-timo-to-bo next
issuo of tho Hawaiian muguzino.
Theduy for "startling disclosures"
has gono by. Paragraphs of revil
ing and nbuso, together with a
picture or two of such a nature as
baroly to pass tho censorship of
tho post oilice departrnent, consti
tute the "startling disclosures"
mudo by this periodical.
Dr. C. Clifford Ryder
At Y MCA Hall Jan. 18,
Subject: "Ancient, Mdliiovnl and
ADMISSION" 25 CENTS.
Members of Y. M. 0. A.Ifi
W. H. RICKA
"Will nttond to Convoynulping in
nu ivs xranones, collecting
and all Busmoss Matters
All Business entrusted tcj him
will recoivo Prompt nnd Ci$roful
Hcnokaa, Hamakua, Hcnraii.
WILL BK SKHVED
At tho track by that
popular caterer . . .
J. "W. Chapman.1
Races! Races I!
KAPIOLANI -:- PARK
January 1Z, 1BSU,
1st Hiotci.k Race; Ono mile handicap, fE O
Mall Trophy orllvcroup tureen. J Free
for all. Twelve entries.
2d Bicycle Race; Ouo-lmlt mile Juvonllo
handicap. Open to all non-winners
undor 10 years.
3d Bicycle Race; Five mile- dnsli. Ha
waiian Hardware Coiupany'H tropby,
value $;I5. Nino ontrica.
th-RuNNiNO Hape; Prize $100 Pnrso.
One-lmlf milo ond reieat. Weight
forage. Four entries,
Ctli-TnorriNU Hack; I'rizo 100 l'urso. 3
miuulo cUirh; mllo lioata, best '2 in 3.
lor Hawaiian bred horses. Four
Gth-TnoTTi.NO Race; Prizo 9100 Purse. (
2:10 class; 1 mile heals, best 2 in 3. V
Free for all. Tinea onirics. f
7th-OxE Mile Xovi.lty 11u.nni.vo Rape;
Prize 9100. Free for all. First homo
reaching tho quartor to recoivo $25.
First hoi so reaching the half to re
ceivo S23. First horso reaching tho
three-quarter to rectivo $26. First
horso reaching homo to rccono $2..
Tills nice will bo of special interest as it
will allow admittance ol both long and short
All trotting and pacing races bost 2 in 3,
aro to bo governed by tho Huuniian Jockey
Kntiicsin tho llrst bicjelo race must bo
at tho post and ready to btart promptly at
I r. m.
General Admission COc
Admission to grounds and
grand stand g 1 00
Admission to grounds and
lowor btond 75
Quarter stretch badges, ad
mitting to all parts of the
AIT carriages iusido tho en
closure, each loo
Programmo with names, colors and own
ers of starters, will bo sold on tho grounds
on tho day of ri'.cos.
Special street-car bervico ovcry 15
XST For fur thor information address
P.O. Box 477, Manager.
ALMA COTTAGE, AT WAIKIKI, 13 TO
Let, furnished, together with a beach lot.
For Sale or to Rent.
A desirable dwelling houso on
Hassincor street. Apply to,
The Hawaiian Safe Deposit
and Investment Company'
Port street. t
Piano For Sale.
A WOODWAItD & BROWN PIANO,
nas an oxcollont tone ond is in lino condi
tion. Will be sold cheap for cash.
. Address i, ijii
103-tf Bulletin Office.
Trains will leave Honolulu at 0:15 a.m.
and 1:45 p. m.
Eeturuing will arrivo in Hcuolulu at 3:1 1
p.m. aiul5:20r. m.
tad Trip Tickets $1.25
LAND AND HOUSES
Thero is a piece of land together
with two houses on Kokaulike
street between King street and
Kapuukolo road, now rented at
$300.00 a year; will sell for $2,000.
For further particulars apply to
W. C. ACHI.
' Honolulu, January 11, 1890.
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