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KVKNINO BULLETIN, JUNE 18, 1897.
Ilolilera of water prlvlIpiM, or those
paying water rates, art- lirrrby notl
fled that the limiM for lrrtcithn pur'
imso urn (ruin (1 to 8 o'clock a. m anil
from 4 to 0 o'clock r. si.
II. H'lltleM ol water 'irlvltuiH on
tliu slopes of 1'iiiicIiIhiwI hIovc flreen
street, ami In Ntiiimni Valley, nbove
Sobool ftrnet, are her-lty notified that
they will not he restricted 1" lh Irrl
(jntlou hours of G to 8 . m. nhil 4 to 6
p. in., but will be allow. tl to Irrigate
whenewr pufflclent water i avallanle,
provided that they do not u-i- tlt wa
ter for Irrigation purpnue lor more
than four hour In every tweuty-four.
Surit. Honolulu Water Works.
Approved: J. A. Kino, Mlulsterof
Honolulu, H. I., Juno 17, 1897.
JULY 4th, being established aa a
National Holiday under Act 80 of the
um1oii Laws of 1898, and the same
falling on Sunday Mils year; MON
DAY, July 5th, will be duly observed
as null, and all Government O dices
tlirougt'out the Republic will be
clo-eil on that day.
JAMES A. KING,
Minister of the Interior.
Inferior Ofllce, June 17, 1897. 637 3t
3j Eief)t)$ Bulletin,
JA.NIEL LOGAN, Editor.
F11IDAY, JUNE 18, 1897.
It in hard that many people who
value quito highly tho privilego of
electoral sutTrugo should have been
deprived of their votes at tho com
ing election through inattention
to the law on their part. Never
theless, tbere wbb very good
reason for tbo constitutional pro
vision, nndor which tho accidents
bave occurred, in tbo minds of
the framers of our funda
mental law. There bad been
an old abuse in Hawaiian election
practises, which it was desirable
to prevent in constitutional per
manency. Tbo requirement that a
voter should bavo paid bis taxes
before voting bad been deemed
fulfilled when bis tax receipt was
shown at tbo polls. Thus the
practise wns instigated of having
delinquent taxpayers' dues paid
for them on tho very eve of an
election by politicians who wanted
their votes and put them under
obligation to deliver the goods by
paying their tuxes. Besides the
corrupting effect of the practise at
elections, it bad tbo further evil
result of inducing unprincipled
men to leave their taxes for the
politicians to pay.
Where a mistake would seem to
bave been made, in putting tbo
provision in the constitution, was
in not making the time limit for
paying taxes before registration
relative instead of specific
If it bad been so many
mouths beforo registration,
instead of tbo 31st of December of
the year preceding registration,
any mutations in the taxation
laws would bavo adapted them
selves easily to tbo constitution,
and none should have a riht to
complain of hardship. In tbo
present case, taxes for 1890 re
quired to be paid by December 31
to secure the franobiso only be
came delinquent on the 15th oftbe
same month. This truly made a
close shave for people having
heavy amounts to pay and finding
themselves short of funds. Under
tbo new law, however, taxes will
fall delinquent on the 31st of
March, thus giving nino clear
mouths of grace to taxpayers for
saving their voting privilege.
Tbo distress of porsons who
bavo unwittingly lost their votes
on this 'occasion is a rebuke to
those wbo, although not disquali
fied, are laggard in securing their
During a discussion on tho con
dition of tho Kauai schools in tho
Board of Education yesterday
afternoon Minister Cooper said
bo hoped to bo nble lo perconnlly
visit ovory soboolhouso in the Isl
ands before tbo mooting of tho
Legislature in February, bo that
he might bo in a position to intel
ligently explain to tho legislators
the crying needs of the school de
partment in tbo mattor of now
Bcboolhouses aud increased ac
commodations for school children.
Tho Minister's intention is highly
commondablo. Tboro is nothing
liko seeing for oneself.
What Hawaiian schools, impor
feet as thoy are acknowledged to
bo, can do in amalgamation ot di
verse olomouts through tho Eng
lish tongue, was beautifully illus
trated at Y. M. 0. A. hall last
night. Thotwoprize winners of an
oratorical contest on an intensely
American subject are both alien
to tho United States by parentage,
one being the son of a Chinaman
and tbo other of a Canadian
Business men havo no excuse
now for not registering. Maho
met has come to tho mountain.
rnizt: OKvroHicAi, contest.
Flue rirot-IM by Two OnhM Col If to
Yestorday evening, being the
122nd anniversary of Bunker
Hill, was celebrated by tho Ha
waiian Society, Sons of the Ame
rican Revolution, with a prize
oratorical contest. This was ad
vertised many mouths ago, the
proscribed subject being: "Tho
Objects and Results of the Ameri
can Bevolution." It was in ao
cordanco with one of tho objects
of the society, viz., to promote his
torical research into tbo events of
the revolution. Among tbo 14,000
pupils in the Hawaiian schools,
only two boys entered for the con
test. Through a misapprehen
sion, however, half a dozen pupils
wrote essays on tho subject, and
tbo committee on the competition
decided to offer separate prizes
Y. M. 0. A. hall was well filled
on the occasion, many pupils be
ing present. It wns interesting
to seo rows of young Chinese
as well as Hawaiians. Over the
platform three American flags
were draped in crescent folds,
overlapping each other, tho mid
dle one having a small Hawaiian
flag similarly folded reposing up
on its stripes. This was natural
ly taken as tbo hopeful prophecy
Rev. D. i Biruio presided in
tho unfortunate nbsence by sick
noss of President P. 0. Jones and
tho absence from the country of
Vice President A. F. Judd, Chief
Justice. Tho obuirman in open
ing remarks explained his posi
tion, nlso tho matter of tho essays
as in the foregoiug. Then bo
called up tho readers of the essays.
Miss Harriet E. Hapai, Hilo, was
represented byj E. O. Hall as
reader; Miss Ruth Richardson,
Hilo, by W. Rawlins; Miss Sarah
J. Lymann.Hilo, by H.A.Eluegel;
Miss Ellen Pearce, Hilo, by Miss
Mabel Suntor, who had begun an
ossay herself but bad not time to
finish it; Miss Maria Maby, Hilo,
by Walter H. Monroe. In style
the essays were excellent, but in
matter proved to bo but mere
textbook abstracts, summarising
tbo causes of the revolution with
bald uniformity. They wore all
on exactly the same lines, oven
the wording being iu plaoos much
tho samo. The results of the
revolution were in each briefly dis
missed with a few trite generaliza
tions relative to "proud position
among the nations of the earth,"
"career of unexampled pros
perity," "govorumont of and for
tho poople," etc.
By the time the essays wero
through, tbo audience might havo
beon pardoned for having "that
tired feeling," but this was to the
advantage of tho aspiring orators,
great expectations that are a biino
even to' groat speakers having
boon effectually destroyed. Tho
oratorical gladiators wore Wm. B.
Godfrey Jr. and W. 0. Ah Fook,
both students of Oahu College.
Godfroy camo first. Ho had
not complotod a sontonco when
tbo auditors brightened up. Thoy
roalized from his dignified pos
ture, his measured tones and Ins
elegant diotion, that a treat was in
storo. Categorical statomont of
tho causes loading to tbo revolu
tion wero mingled with a histori
an's aualvsis of conditions aud
niotivos.Hore was no buhl narration
of familiar facts trending to tho
climax of "inon disguised as In
dians" holding the famous tea
party. The orator was equally
thorough in dealing with the re
sults of the revolution, descanting
not merely upon tbo success of
republicanism in America, but up
on the happy reflex influenco of
tho revolution in tho mother coun
try as well as many other nations.
He was applauded, long aud loud,
as be bowed himself off the plat
form. Ah Fook followed without do
lay. Peoplo wbo wero prepared
to discount the disadvantages of a
boy not. born to tbo English
tongue, to their agroeablo sur
prise, found that he did not re
quire any such sympathetic con
sideration. You might bavo shut
your oyea and easily iraagiued
you wero in a Boston lyceum
listening to tho high-priced ora
tory furnished by a lecture
bureau. The matter was even
rnoro admirablo than tho style of
the 'speaker. His philosophy
was easily appraised as being
somewhat more profound than
that of his formidable rival. A
brilliant pororation, topped off
with a happy selection of pootry,
concluded the effort. Tho ap
plause was iu strong volumo and
continued as for an- encore. It
was ovident that the audience an
ticipated the verdict of the dis
Mr. Birnie announced an inter
mission to allow the judges to re
tire for consultation. President
Dole, Admiral Beardslee, U. S.N.,
aud U. S. Minister Sewall consti
tuted tho bonch. When tho five
minutes stated had been somewhat
extontled, President Dolo ascended
the platform to announce tho
awards and present the winners
with the prizes. Ho said that the
committee had bnd considerable
difficulty in awarding the prizes
for the essays in tbo oratorical
contest. The quality, the merit,
of the efforts was so close that
they spoke at one time of dividing
the prizos. The prize of $10 for
the best essay was awarded to
Miss Lyman, while the committee
felt that Miss Maby was entitled
to honorable mention. In the
oratorical contest, the President
said, tbey felt that ' there waa
great merit, especially in state
ment of the consequences of the
revolution. This feature was
treatod by the speakers more
fully than by the young lady
essayists. Tho delivery was
spirited and warm, it impressed
the audience. They bnd awarded
tho first prize of S25 to W. O.
Ah Fook, tbo second of S20 of
course going to W. B. Godfrey Jr.
There was loud applause at tbo
announcement, and the young
orators received an ovation
as they camo forward to ro
coivo their well-oarned rewards.
"America" sung by the audience
closed the proceedings.
At tho annual meeting of tho
society, bold previous to the exer
cises, the followiug officers wero
elected for the ensuing year:
President P. C. Jones.
Vice President L. A. Thurs
ton. Registrar Prof. W. D. Alex
ander. Secretary W. O. Atwator.
Treasurer W. J. Forbes.
Board of Managers F. B. Mo
Stooker, W. V. Hull and J. W.
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A. Q. has had six yours' oxpenenoe in
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A. Q. is also prepared to act as fluent
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Samples of now goods will he sent out
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A, Q, was over live years iu business iu
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HE BODE A REMING-TON IN EVERY RACE.
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