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T1IE EVENING BULLETIN: HONOLULU, H. I., JANUAltY 31, 181.9.
Published fcvery Pay, except Sanity, al tio King
.street, Honolulu, II, l by lh
W. P. FAI,
DANIEL l)K)AN City Editor
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Pet Tionth.'-anynhere In Hawaiian Islands. ...$
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Peryear.pftstpald, to America. Canada orMexIco to oo
Per year, potpild, other foreign countries i) oo
"Pa'We Invarhhlv In advance.
Business Ohice ia((. GiltorUI Rooms, 1011
Pottoffice Dox. 404
TUESDAY, JAN. ai, 1891).
It's in pretty aura thing lh.it
IIouolulu is dead ant ivgaiiiHt nny
oxcitcmi'iit ovw .jpco'iil elections.
Tho' incr'hsi iu the imports for
the frmrth qnnrtor of 1808 in just
Sl,,ia2j301C3 wheu e mpreil with
the sumo iiuuMor fur 1807.
With tliu relonsoa double the
Bum of tlio iu rtgnj;e iudebteduest
inoarrtd in tlu past liftoen days,
the fiuuuciiil conditions of tlio
couutry uoed cause little worry.
CnljforuiivV Honntorinl fight and
numerous muni its have tulle- tl
Aguiduldo out of the San Fran
cisco papers. Aud yet thoy sn)
the now j juruRiirim givnB the peo
plead epittime of tho world's now
Tho sbortago in cooks that has
arisen ns n result of the Chinese
exclusion business ought to npponl
to the kind hearted legislators in
"Washington. ''Mother's cooking"
doesn't go iu this territory and
there's no telling what might bnp.
P'n in local family circles if the
people hare to como down to it.
Hawaii hns always prided itsolf
on its telephones, and must necos
Binl teul a httln tukeu biiukwheu
the Swedish government iu com
piling statistics on telephones of
the world fails to note that Hawaii
ii on the mnp. The United Stntiu
in 1830 headed tho list with 772,
G27 instruments and telephones
covering 805,711 miles. Gormany
etan Is second, Great Britain and
Ireland third and Sweden fourth.
Senegal etnnds at tho foot of the
list with fifty inn truments cover
ing fiEty-four mile. Tho total for
the world according to' this compi
lation ie 1,283,163 iustrumentr
covoring a distance of 1,509,490
A symposium of opinions from
lea ling politicians and financiers
of the United States obtained by
the New York Times shows a gen
erally optimistic view of financial
nod political conditions notwith
atandiog the serious problems that
press upon tho country.
Secretary of tho Treasury Gage
eays, "tlio future lookH vory briuht
to me," ex-Govemor Flower, the
leader in Wall street stye, "there
is n itbing in sight to scare any-,
one." Rudolph Kopplor presi
dent of tho New York stock ox -change,
Audrow Caruigic king pin
of the anti-xpaisionibU, Marshal
Field of Ohioago,Secrotary o'Agri
culturo James Wilson, and many
other lendord of the cast and west
join in taking a bright viow of tho
The beat of it is that theso opin
ions are not onthnsiastic
outbursts of over confidence, but
are upliold by facts and figures
iron the business centers of
tho , .country. The good
common seme of the
peoplo pas roduced the possibility
of dangerous tariff and financial
legislation to a minimum; con fid.
enao in the futuro has boon fully
ro3torad, tin manufacturers feel
tho impetus of increased ordors
and tho f-trmor reaps his full
share of the reward of returning
With this oj'timiritio view ob
taining iu the hiiBUiHHH community
of the Slates, thoro is no particu
lar ivnson for Hawaii to roll list
lesaly in tho doldrums of fenr
and pessimism. Two groat bug
bears aro h'ld before the eyes of
tho foiirful: tin possibility of a
duty on Hawaiian products and
tho wiping out of the contract
labor and asxistcd immigration.
These features of the local situa
tion uppunr to be remarkably
dangerous to those who lack con
fidence in tho policy of tho ad
ministration at Washington, and
also lack confidouco in tho cap
acity of our local business mon to
meet tho labor conditions that
ray soon be presented. The
dangers presented to Hawaii to
day nre no greater than thoHe
which tho avorngo manufacturor
has to consider coutiuually. La
bor troubles are ever threat
ening, and the sharp competition
iu foreign aud domestic markets
is n barrier to marked financial
success, that calls for sharp
Tho only thing in Hawaii thnt
gives tho "bears" of the market
any hold is the attempt to gain a
marked ndvantngo nvor tho sugar
producers of the United States.
The pessimists who apparently
lacked confidence in tho ability of
the producers to. handlo tho situa
tion successfully under Amoriciiu
laws seom to have forced the busi
ness community into tho anoma
1 uis position of being an ally of
their enoury. Every day's delay
in the extension of American law
is a gain for the beet sugar pro
ducers who can bo depended upon
to fight Hawaiian sugar iu season
and out of soaeon till the laws are
extended and the bonds joining
Htwaii to tho Union aro clinched.
Tho buyers on the street havo
confidence iu the strongth of tho
McKiuloy administration and tho
capcity of the sugar factors to
deal with tbo now situation. They
sharo the confidence of tho leaders
in tho financial and commercial
centers of tho country. It is this
sentiment that keep iu motion
tbo wheels of progress and it is
not likely that Hawaiian business
intorests will go to tbo bowwows
heoHUt-o a few new problems are
presented for solution.
OUU TIIADK IN rlHC PACIFIC.
(From the New York Sun.)
Tho referonco iu our Washing
ton despatches to tho now con
tract of tho Gorman Government
with tho Norddoutsclior Lloyd
Steamship Company, soon to take
effect, is timely, nnd tho subject
deserves the attention of Con
gress. Germany is to give this
comjmny 5,590,000 marks, or over
$1,330,000, a year, during fifteen
vears, for maintaining bteamship
lines to ceriain ports of China,
Japan, Australasia and Oceauica.
The Japan line is to be iu opera
tion by next April, and the others
lit (Jutod specified. The amount is
nearly troblo, wo believe, what
Germany has hitborto exponded
on postal nnd commercial sub
sidies to the east const of Asia,
and it shows very clearly that she
is determinod to got a full sharo
of tho commercial control of tho
Tlio saying that trado follows
the flag may bo a comfortable one
for our couutry just now, but in
point of fact thoro iB one trade that
does not always follow tho flag
vithout some special exertion to
make it follow, aud that is the
carrying trade. We havo so long
beeu accustomed to bnviog not
only foreign goods brought hoio
on foreign ships but our goods
takou away on such ships, that we
may not fully appreciate tho im
portance of seounng for the Ame
rican merchant marino its proper
shareof tho commercial advantage
opjjned to us by tho groat events of
tho past year.
In his recent roport tho Com
missioner of Navigation pointed
out that, in tho year under review,
toward steamship Hues to tho
east coast of Asia alono, Great
Britain contributed $1,250,000;
France. 81,217,000; Germany,
S480.P00; Russia, S-105,000; Aus
tria, 300,000, and Italy $277,000.
while Spain, to whose authority
we now succeed in tho Philip
pines, paid $110,000 iu 1800. But
our cmutry guve only $10,000 to
American linos to Asia, lit regular
mail rates, and tho Commissioner
suggests that "wo havo deluded
ourselves into the belief
that tho Pacific trado will
becomeB our without taking ordin
ary prootutioiiB to meet competi
tion." Wo did, indoed, do some
thing for that trnde under tho act
of 1801, but while tho maximum
rates of that not are $2 30 por uau
tical mile outward for a 10 knot
stenuior, Great Britain pays $2.82
to tho Peninsular and Oriental
and $3.10 to tho Canadian Pacific
lines; Germany, S2.54 to 14-knot
vessels of theNorth German Lloyd;
France, $3.03 to tho vessels of tbo
Again, tho Arizona, of 5300 tons
and 10 knots, is, ns tho Commis
sioner shows, tho only vessel in
tho Pacific fully complying with
tho requirements of the act of 1891
for admission to rogistry, namely,
5000 tons and 1G knots, and she
was admitted last summer and
bought by tho War Department.
Tho China, allowed by Congress
to obtain registry at tho same time,
is of -1940 tons and 17 knots,
while tho City of Peking,
although of 50S0 tone, is only of
14 knots. The four well-known
American transatlantic liners and
tho two New York and Cuba mail
liners mako up our total of nine
Beagoing steamships exceeding
1,000 Ions. It would take a year
and a half to build vessels of
5,000 tons and 1G knots, for what
tho Commissioner well calls "tho
new conditions in the Pacific,"
and moanwhile, ns has boon seen,
tho Uoichstng assists a German
line to reach ont for tho control of
Even Spain imposed nnnunl
charges of $5S0,000on Cuba, $125,
000 on Porto Rico and S170.0000
on the Philippines for steam com
munication, and added $1,000,000
for herself, so furnishing "about
double tho ontiro Bupport tho
United States gtvo to Americau
steamships iu 1897." Tho Com
missiouor's roport also referred to
the latest British proposition of
subsidy, that of four lines in the
West Indies, to take effect n few
weeks ago, iu addition to tho $400.
000 of tho Royal Mail line.
Such, thon, is tho situation of
our moichnnt marine under the
now conditions opened to it in the
Gulf and the Caribbean Sea, and
most notably in tho Pacific, wboro
there are groat possibilities of
trado development. Congress
should not fail to logislato on tho
subject at tbo present session, in
view of tho activity of foreign
commercial countries, while as to
tho best policy to bo adopted
much may be learnod from tho
bearings of the present week bo
fore tho committees of the Sonate
and the House.
Cuitntn llaaeo Tallin.
Tho Custom House tables for
tbo year of 1893 have boon com
pleted. This aftornoon, they will
bo subVmttod to Minister of Fi
nance S. M. Damon for approval.
SEETHE B. & H.$
We have received were made specially
for us, from the LATEST designs furnish
ed In advance by the manufacturers.
We will make a liberal reduction from the
marked prices. We are also making re
duced prlcesonPICTURESand FRAMES.
You Will Always
Find Our Stock
Is the Largest and
While our prices are always a little
under what other stores ask. We are
catering specially for family trade, and
ladies in housekeeping, or about to start
housekeeping, will find us always ready
to supply the very best goods at the very
lowest prices. Our enormous stock of
pure Linen Damasks, pure Linen Nap
kins, Pillow Casings and Sheetings, Bed
spreads and Blankets, would be hard to
beat anywhere. We carry a full line in
all the most popular brands of bleached
and unbleached Muslins. We will retail
them cheaper than they can be bought at
ST. VALENTINE'S DAY!
The Golden Rule Bazaar received by the
last steamer a NEW AND BEAUTIFUL
which are now on display In their win
dows, 316 Fort street.'1 'All those Interested
are Invited to call and Inspect the line.
"NO TROUBLE TO SHOW GOODS."
Is the best place In the city to buy STA
TIONERY FOR FOREIGN CORRE
SPONDENCE. YOU SAVE 25 TO
40 PER CENT I
316 FORT ST.
My Guitars aro noted for tho purit
of thoir tono.
Guitars, Mandolins, Violins, etc., Repaired
069 Hotel itteet, noposlte the Arlington.
P. XT. OTREMB A,
Wood Carving and Polishing.
Lessons Given In
Fancy Wood Carving.
FORT STREET. HONOLULU. II. I
anj floor Honolulu Planing Milt. mc
a splendidly equipped establishment. It ha cour
1 teous drivers, tine horses, and rubber-tlresd,
Ring up Telephone 32 !
Notice Is hereby Riven that the Annual
Meetins of the HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC
CO. will be held at the office of Messrs.
W. G. Irwin & Co., Ltd., Honolulu, on
Tuesday, January 31, 1890, at 2 p. m.
s W. M. GIFFARD,
Honolulu, H. I., Jan. 25, 1899. 1128-.1t
Dry Goods Co., Limited.
Other Goods :
64 crates and 18 casks of CROCK
ERY and CHINA WARE, containing a
new supply of our well-known
...Trilby Ward ,.
In BLUE, FADE GREEN and RUSSET
BROWN colors, wth our new 1899 pat
tern called LYTTON.
Also a fmei line of WHITE SEMI
PORCELAIN, and Including a complete
stock of IRON STONE for HOTEL
and RESTAURANT trade.
We are also displaying the "Red Poppy"
In French China, which Is very neat In
appearance, reasonable in price, and Is sold
In quantities to suit the purchaser.
..Von Holt Block, King street.
BSTSole Agents, Hawaiian Islands, for
"Jewel" Stoves, Gurney Cleanable Re
frlgerators, Primus Oil Stoves.
534 FORT ST.,
-Near corner of Chaplain Lane.
Cleaning and Repairing at Short Notice,
and In the best possible manner.
H. L. KERR & CO ,
Architects and Builders
Rooms 9 anJ 10,
:: PROGRESS BLOCK.
Telephone !) m6
"city repair shop"
115 Bethel St.,opp.C:iHtlc& Cooke
Strictly new 1O08 Cleveland'nicycles for Rent.
Repairing promptly and thoroughly attended to.
All work guaranteed,
"M-fai I. CLARK.
J. A. MORGAN
Has Removed to
JOHN A. NUKES', 127 QUEEN Street,
near Richard street
Every Inch a Man I
Whether thirty six or
forty-six. Suits are here
to fit his frame.
Our notion of a rightly kept
stock of ready to wear clothes.
And the little man has no
advantage In price.
The growing youngster
feels proud when dressed
"Just like papa."
No better way to train the
young mrnd In the channel
of self-respect, n fi i
Giant efforts for dwarfish
figures. Give us first call.
The five-dollar hatter Is
the greatest living example
Thinks his name adds two dollars
worth to every hat. Same
hat here, three dollars.
9 Hotel Street
Agents (or Dr. Dulmel'H Llnen-Meeb
Underwear. Semi for Catalogue
We Make Shirts to Order.
Tolophono No 070.
In Fine Condition, Just as Oood as Now.
Union Street (Bell Tower).
Atyilght Machlnt Work promptly done.
10 Percent. Reduction!
On unit after this dato tboro will be a
KEDUCTIONWlO PER CENT, on
our Generators nnd Calcium Carbide.
BSTCall and oxamlno ACETYLENE
Oceanic Gas and Electric Co,
M. M. KOHN, Manager.
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