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In accordance with Section 1, of Clmptor
KXWt of tlio l.nws of 1880!
All persona holding water nrh lieges or
those p lying wntcr rates, nro hereby noti
Soil thit thu wnter rates for tlio term oud.
hiU June ."0, 1897, will bo tine ivnd pny-dde
at tbc otllce of tlio Ilouolnln Wntcr Workrf,
on iho 1st il.iv of Jnniitry, H')7
All rates lcinmiiitiK unii ilil fui liftetu days
titer they nro duo will bo subject to nu
vlditiouitl 10 per cent.
Kates uro puynblo nt tlio otUce of tho
Water Works in tho Kninmiwn llulldliiR.
Snpoiinloiiili lit Honolulu Wittor Works.
Honolulu. II. I., Deo 17, 181)0.
St)i Euerjirjd Bulletin
OAHIi.L LOGAN. Editor
I'll I DAY, DEC. 13, 1396.
RUINED BY SISAL.
Collapse has ovoi taken an im
soonso experiment in sisul plaut
cultivation iu tlio Uahouia Islands.
Tlioro hnil been a universal ornzo
possossud tho iulmbitauts nt tlio
inaugurotiou of tlio industry.
Owners of hitherto useless lands
were able to soil thorn for fabu
lous prices or let (horn nt exorbit
ant ratos. An instance of tho
possession by tlio eager spirit of
eutorpriso, among tho hardor ones
related of the outcome, is that of
n Atnorionu Indy toacher, who
had gone to tho islands for her
benlth, who invested her savings
in n wild uoro and had it planted
with sisal. Coming buck to tho
islands tho following winter and
finding sisal still tho rage, with
her aero flourishing luxuriantly,
she spent all her savings in buy
ing and planting ton aoros moro.
"Wlion the crops were mnrkotod as
Ihoy wore at a distinct loss, this
Indy was only ouo of scores of peo
ple whoso outire littlo competences
disappeared. A number of capi
,laliats in Now York, whoro tho
American market for sisal is,
fcad boon lured by the
golden promise of groat profit in
to the Bahamas iuvostment. There
was nppatent reason for believing
ih at it should be piofitublo, instead
f tho disastrous venture that it
lias proved. Tho simplo facts woro
hat tho Unitated States buys $5,
000,000 worth of sisal every year,
and it had boon discovered that
the plaut would tlirivo iu tho Ba
Bnmas. The whole story is quite
interesting. There was discovered
growing, in an abandoned field on
tho outskirts of Niisbhu, a cluster
of tho agavo plant. It was tho
Agavo Americana, the plant that
yields "pulque," Mexico's nation
al "bug juice." Now tho species
of agavo cactus that yields sisal
liorap is named Agavo Sisalana,
but in appearanco it is similar to
tho othor variety mentioned. Gov
ernor Blako, now of Jamaica, was
thon thu governor of tho Bahamas,
and one day his attontiou was
called to tho stranger plant. "Don't
Lreathe a word about it! " said ho.
"Not to anybody. Thero is drunk
enness enough already amoug tho
negroes. If thpy wore to discover
a free toddy, we'd got no work at
all." This governor was afterward
transferred to Jamnica, and Sir
Atnbroso Shea roiguod iu his stood.
It grieved tho now governor to
find tho colony in a state of com
mercial stagnation, and, boiug ap
prised of tho healthy growth of
tho pulque agave, ho concluded
that tho homp agave would thrive
equally well. Straightway the
elsal boom. People sold all that
they had to procure land and
Agavo Sisalana plants. Tho gov
ernment was enabled to un
load all tho waBto crown lands,
constituting about sixty por cent
of tho area of the islands. Vos
uels from tho outer islands cjased
enrrying fish and vegetables to
Hassan, because their owners and
crows had all gone hemp raising.
To cut tho story short n magnifi
cent crop rewarded tho cultivators
all over, but that awful word
tho cost of manufacture that is,
of oxtracting tho fiber from tho
loaf was too great to allow it to
compote with tho product of Yuca
tau. Yucatan has slavo labor,
"West Iudia colored labor" as
tho Now York Times correspond
ent who supplies tho story says
"is by long odds tho worst and
most oxponsivo labor iu tho world,
ovou at twoiity-four conts a day,
nud thoro was a decided loss on
every ouo of tho fot bales that
over reached market. Tho agavo
plants nro neglected, land has
gono back to its normal price, and
tlio people uro cheerfully trying
to pny oil their mortgngos, and
blessing Sir Atnbroso with a men
tal reservntiou." Thoro is no
moral to this tale. Only it is to
bo hoped that whon tho crop of
sisal now growing in hundreds of
hido pockets in theso islands
comes to maturity, the new inven
tion lately reported in this paper
as having been mndo by u Eu
ropean, for extracting all sorts of
vegetable fiber cheaply, will on
ablo it to bo marketed with profit.
Was it not, indeed, Sir Atnbroso
Shea's constituency that unloaded
tho Agavo Sisalnnn soods on the
Hawaiian Islands ?
FLYING OFF THE HANDLE.
It will not hasten tho cnuso of
political union, or promoto tho
intermediate iutorests of Hawaii,
to prosupposo oithor Mr. McKin
loy's devotion to tho ono or sym
pathy with tho othor, ponding tho
materializing of any practical
ovidouco furnished by himself.
President McKinloy,uuy way, can
not force annexation a bit moro
than President Clovoland could
overthrow the Provisional Gov-
orumont without the coucurronco
of Congross. People of senso
should consider what thoy are
talking about. Annexation will
havo to bo brought about by
means of tho freewill cousont of
both tho American and tho Ha
waiian pooplo. It will como
sooner tho nearer to bedrock
its promoters lay tho framework
of union iu both countries. Pro
bably it would bo unjust to char
acterize prophets of tho event's
coming with a rush as insincoro,
but it is safo to prodict that such
a propaganda will only yield dis
appointment. Tho people of tho
United Statos aro to bo shown
as it should not bo a hard task to
do that Hawaii would bo any
thing but a white olephaut for
the Union to admit. Tho people
of Hawaii are to bo convinced
again not a difficult mattor if
judiciously essayed that their
futuro wolfare and tranquillity
would be assured, so far as any
thing human can be, for all timo
by these islands coming under tho
American Hag and constitution.
Tho surest modo of oporatiou will
ovontually bo found tho quickest
in actual achievement.
Mr. Clovoland's message con
tains tho glad tidings that tho
grand idonl of mutual friendship
between Groat Britain and tho
United Slates a treaty of arbitra
tion for tho sottloraout of all dis
putes is likoly soon to bo a fixed
verity. Tho realization now many
years longed for will give moro
nssuranco of peace to tho "Western
Hemisphoro than all the open
alliances and secret compacts of
tho Old World will do for tho
Eastern Hemisphoro. About all
tho disputes that ariso between
tho two powerful Anglo-Saxon
Powers havo thoir origin ou this
side of the globe, and if any of
them camo to blows tho diro con
flict would bo waged in tho same
His always enemies, or his de
serters while his star was on tho
wnne, may say what they like
about President Clovoland and
his public messages. Yet no
President of tho United States has
i. wwii iMWfifimawuwiwviww''f,?nmJeT''' m.ijiyimnmMmm&
over produced moro clear and
logical expositions of nntional
policy. Whin smooth waters
succeed rough iu tho leading
topics of party controversy now
dividing public opinion in the
United States, tho clearcut princi
ples expounded by Grovor Cleve
land will bo cited by commenta
tors of tho timo as having
whether fow or many years iu ad
nui" furnished tho standard of
President Clovoland's recommen
dation that official rosidoncoa
should bo provided for Amoricnn
diplomats at foreign cnpitnls will
likely hn adopted beforo ranuy
years. AVoll for Hawaii, however,
if ono bo not needed at Honolulu.
Genoral Mnceo is likely not
quite so qui'-t a corpso as tho
Spaniards would like.
rNivi:ii4ii'Y ci, ii I'KAsr.
Continued from Jsl Page.
Eastern Oysters, Half Shell
Fresh California Salmon
Quail on Toast Swoet Bread
Cauliflower, Green Corn, French
Peas, Asparagus, Swoot Pota
toes, Mashed Potatoos.
Olives, Celery, Chow-Chow
Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, Bibs of
English Plum Puddiug, Brandy
Sauce, Orangolco Cream, As
sorted Cakes, Grapos, Ap
ples, OrangeB, Nuts,
At tho ond of tho banquot Chief
Justico Judd, as master of cero
mouies, made a pleasant speech
and then introduced Mr. Colston
and Justico Frear, to produce a
recondite wranglo on tho rolativo
merits of scientific and classical
institutions. Tho ongincor main
tained tho causo of tho former and
tho jurist that of tho latter.
Tho various alma mators repre
sented were toasted, bringing out
responses from Mr. Crawloy, Mr.
Uallou, Dr. Hydo, President Hos
raer, Mr. Birnio, Dr. Emerson,
Mr. Monroo, Prof. Maxwell,
Justico Whiting and Prof. French.
Jumio Wildor,ono of Honolulu's
thospians, lately roturned from nn
Oriontnl tour, delivered tho sup-
Sosititious speech of tho "Presi
ent of tho Peauut Club," in a
manner that kept the company in
convulsions of merriment.
President Dolo and Minister
Smith, tho guests of honor, doliv
ored " congratulatory speeches.
Thoro wore rattling bursts of col
logiato balladry, in which n pro
minent part was taken by tho
"Paoifio iMnle Quartet," Messrs.
Wood, Ingalls, Habbitt and Mc
Curda. It was nearly midnight when
tho last morry exchanges of fra
ternity wero made and nil wont
homo, with joyous anticipations
of tho "next morry mooting "
mingling with tho fund of happy
rocolleotions created by this in
Wh (Inntl Selection.
Co. G volunteers, N. G. H.,
elected tho following officers:
John M. Ken, captain, unanimous
ly ro-elected; Louis Kokumano,
first liontenant; Gus Rose, second
lioutenant. First lieutenant Ohas.
Wilcox declined to stand for re
olootion,on account of poor health.
The iimleril'jned bavin,' been duly appoint
ed AdmlnUtititor of I lie Estate, ut Charles
Hummer, late of Honolulu, Island of Ouhii,
deceased, notice is hereby jjlieii to all credi
tors of tho deceived to piesent their claims,
whether seemed by notes, inoitL'nucs or
othcmlsoduly Authenticated und with pro
per vouchers. If any exist, to the underslirn-
! ed within six month fiom thu date hereof,
I or they w 111 hu lorever burred. And nil per
sons Indebted to tlio said deceased aru ru-
iiicitcu to iniiKe immediate payment to tlio
undersigned nt his olllcc, No. ii0'.ii .Merchant
Administrator of the Estate of Charles
Honolulu, Dec. 18, IsM, 4 jut
DEOEMBEK 18, 181)8.
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CART AND BUGGY HAR
NESS AND EQUINE
Last week we entertained
! the public with a list of a few
of the articles we have in stock
suitable for Christmas and
New Year's gifts. This week
we have got an economical
streak on, on account of taxes
being due and the water rates
for next year being needed in
advance. We take it for grant
ed that everyone else is in the
same boat, and hence en
deavor to show people how
they can save a little money,
at least enough to buy some
thing to put in the children's
stockings next Thursday night.
You can save money by buy
ing from us:
Cart and Buggy Harness
neat, light, strong and cheap, all
prices from $1J.0 to $3 .00
Dump Cart Harness and
Boston Team Horse Collars.
Welt Horse Collars.
Something new. Dash
boards for Brakes and Carts,
three sizes, 'all ready to fix on.
Good assortment of Chamois
Skins, Horse Brushes, Dandy
Brushes, Mane Combs, Halter
The celebrated Whitman Bit,
the best Riding Bit out.
A new invoice of Horse
Clippers, Carriage and Riding
If you want to go out driving
after dark, buy a Dietz Dash
Lantern 3 for a $1.00 and save
a $.00 fine.
If your taste is more expen
sive we can sell you a Dietz
Driving Lantern for 4.00.
Hawaiian Hardware Co.
Opposite Sprookols' Bank,
NO. 307 FORT STREET.
Is well manift atari iu the
Shoes wo havo stockod
up with for tho season, j
Hero every new shape
nnd stylo is in ovidouco
Every new kink thut
makes a shoo moro com
fortable or gives it longer
life, is found in tlio foot
wear on sale. All thu
beht makes are represented iu
The Manufacturers' Shoe Co.,
l" Exclusive Shoe Dealers. "JS
5 tG Fort Streot, Honolulu, H. T.
To Bupply your wants in Men's Furnishing Goods with tho
most comploto and choicest stock wo havo ovor laid beforo tho
public. If you aro in doubt as to what you would liko to
present to your frionds or relations, lot us show you over our
goods, nnd you will suroly find sotnothing substantial and sor
viccablo, that will gladden tho hearts of thoso who rccoivo thorn.
Neckwear of Every Description,
Collars and Cuffs, Handkerchiefs, Silk, Linon or Cotton,
E'ain or priutod; Suspenders either Silk or Cotton;
rcBS Shirts, Negligee, Shirts nnd Night Robes,
Hats Gitli&E WoiLt E StEflAYa to MQ-a aaCL Sya
Smoking Jaokots, Panama Hats, Puggaroos in many do
Bigns; Collar and Cuff Buttons, Bosom Studs, Sloovo
Links, Boy's Shirt Waists,
Ready-to-Wear Suits for Men and Boys
Vali6os and Hand Bogs, some very nico ones iu Alli
gator; and a great many othor things.
JH A. B J0 RT A-SHISR.
Corner of Fort and Merchant Sts-
Santa Claus is extremely
fond of receiving letters from
tlio littlo ones. IIo generally
offers a valuable prizo of some
kind to well behaved children
and this year ho has notified
Wall, Nichols Co., who aro to
act as his agents hero, to offer
in his name a beautiful French
doll to the Honolulu girl or
boy who writes him the most
original letter. Any littlo ono
under ton years of ngt may
compete for tho doll which is
sure to be highly prized by
tho lucky recipient. Now,
girls, this is your opportunity.
Brush the cobwebs and dust
of puzzling questions out of
your minds and write tho old
gentleman a nico lettor; some
thing different from anything
you havo ever written beforo.
You may ask your papas and
mammas how to spell tho
words but tho thoughts and
good wishes should bo all your
On honor, nowl
Letters may bo mailed in the
lettor box at Wall, Nichols
Co's store between 9 o'clock
next Saturday morning, Nov.
2Sth, and 12 o'clock noon of
December 2-lth, tho day beforo
Tho doll will bo on exhibi
tion in one of thoir largo show
windows during tho above
period. Tho judges of tho
merits of tho letters received
will bo decided upon by repre
sentatives of tho press of
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tins mammoth stock.
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There are many kinds of cut
glass sold and, to tho ordinary
purchaser, one mako is as good
as another. The vuluo of tho
pieces depends of course, on
tho cutting. If tho edges aro
sharp, you may depend upon
it that tho quality is good.
Among all tho makers of cut
glass in the United States, but
ono firin sells enough to war
rant thoir having a warerootn
in Now York. Every one in
tho States knows which firm
that is Dorflingor. In tho
largo cities, from Boston, south
to Richmond and west to Den
ver, tho purchaser puts but ono
cut glass question to a salesman,
I'ls it Dorflinger's?" Tho mako
is so woll known that tho name
sells it. Our stock in this line
is entirely from tho Dorllinger
factory -other dealers think it
is tho best, tlio buyer think it
tho best, then why should not
we? Other makes may bo as
good, thov are certainly no
better. Cut glass has been
looked upon as essentially a
luxury of tho wealthy class,
but our cut glass at cut prices,
both cut, makes it possible for
tho middle class to own pieces
of various sizes and shapes.
Wo havo also a desire to
call your attention to'a stock
of silver ware, genuine sterl
ing, that excels most anything
of tho kind over shown hero.
Wo sell Sterling silver napkin
rings for St. 50.
Von Holt Building.
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