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THE EVENING BULLETIN: HONOLULU, H. I., FEBRUARY 8, '181)9.
Published Every Day, except Sunday, t no King
treet, Honolulu, II. I., by the
BULLETIN PUBLISHING COMPANY.
W. R. FARRINGTON Editor
DANIEL LCKMN City Editor
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 1899.
t Whbu Bourko Cochran was in
England ho etiblcil homo thnt n
crisis Bocm to ho iuipeudiug mid
bo would coino home. Now thnt
(Joobruuo haB not baok and tutu tl
his oratory to tho coutractionist
chime, tbo couutry mut bo enfo.
Tlmt Fob. 15, tho first anniver
sary of the destruction of th.c?
Maine, sl'ould bo appropriate! i
recognized by the people of Ha
vana under an American govern
mout brings tho thought thnt
"Remfmbcr tho Maino" is not h
Tho governorship controversy
pales into insignitiennco before n
thodtrical tiht betwoen the sinner
of tho Advertiser and tho saint f
tho Friend. Go it sinner, go it
saint. Tho sinner unqaestiou
ably has tho popular side of the
squabble, to which wo snppopo
tho. saint would roply "as usual."
'Hhveyoa no capacity for fnii
ness, no discrimination f" enyr.
Dr. Bishop. "Wo objoct to the
distorted views that Dr. Bishop
expresses," says the Editor of the
Advertiser. Doubtless these mis
sionary sous will recall, "There
abideth those throo, Fuith, Hopo
and Charity, but tho greatest of
theso is Charity." E.ch of tho
advocates display Faith in their
convictions and Hopo that the
other fellow will change bis opin
ion. Now givo us a display of
THE PPKCML ELKCTION.
The prospect of a special sena
torial olt otion has boon received
with marked apathy, so far as the
formation of now American par
ties are concerned. This soems
to have been due to a feeliug that
tho special olection is unnecess
ary, and, tho fact that only a small
numbor of people who can voto
under tbo present administration
tako ooough interest in this
side issuo olectiou to go
to the troublo of organizing
sow portion. This being the
case, tho only thing that remains
ib to fall back on the American
Union party, as that is tho only
political organization existing.
What tho future has in store for
.this now sonator no ono scorns (to
know; ho may have honor without
work. At all ovonts the candidate
for tho senatorial vacancy should
bo tho representative of a party,he
should be held responsible by a
party organ izationai)d tho organ
ization in turn hold to answer to
the people for his action aud stead
fast adherence to party principle.
Sufficient time having elapsed
for now party organization and
that without result it is fitting
that tho American Union party
should call itsnominiiting conven
tion for the flection of a candi
date. Tho man or men whose
names will 'jjo presented to the
convention is not now apparont.
QOVISIINMBNT AUCTION HALKtl.
Tho circumstaucos connected
with two auction sales of govern
ment land that have tnkon place
during tho past month have caused
considerable comment and cer
tainly do leave tbo publicvnry
much in tho dark as to what
methods can bo depended npon.
A olerk of the Land office fold
land at Kaunakakai, whioh had been
applied for by tho American Sugar
Co. Agoot Brown was absent
from the oity.Tho clerk started sell
ing on the slroko of 12 and A. W.
Carter, who was oognged in court,
arrived at t to Trout entrance after
tho, land had been sold to a
strangor. Mr. Thurston, attorney
fpr tho company, immediately
noted a protest of the sale, on tho
ground that it was hold boforo 12
o'clock aud, if this wero not so,
that tho applicant did not have
roaODablt! time to como in and bid.
More recoutly there was sold a
lcaso of an Esplanade lot applied
for by tho Hawaiian Electric Co.
The agent' of company, was not in
sight when the 12 o'clock whistle
sounded and ho wastolephoned to.
An ordor camo concerning tho bid
and that bid went above E. B.
Thomas, who had domauded that
the sale proceed promptly to tho
second. Thomas lost it aud has
protested. Tbo practise in selling
governmout lands and leases is
that when an applicant makes an
odor, his offor is made tho'upset
price, and tho property is adver
tised for sale by auction. .
If the first sale was justico tho
second salo was injustice, and
vico versa. As Mr. Thurston
states that his protest was not ro
o guized, it would appear that
the if regularity occurred at tho
second salo. As Land Agont
Brown remarked in a recent com
munication, tho government is
"not in the land business" not
supposed to bo anyway and
tho general theory of land sales is
not to get as much monoy out of
the purchasers ns possible. Due
notice is given tho public when
theso Innd sales are to tako place,
and government omciais aro
treading on dangorous ground
when they tako it upon thorn
solves to act as agents for any
outsiders, whoever thoy may be.
Certainly tliero should bo somo
ruling so that the people may
know" what to depend on.
PUBLIC PAItK MATTKHS.
Whether the iron wood trees at
Kapiolani Park are to be cut down
in considerable quantities as inti
mated by tho Bulletin on good
authority or aro to bo simply
thinuod out as stated by tho Ad
vertiser, tho plea of our correspon
dent " Citizen" for a professional
landscape gardenor is timely and
worthy of activo consideration by
tbo Park Commissiooors.
"With the climatio conditions
affording marked natural advau
tagfs, Hawaii ought to add the
best features of modern artistic
beauty to its public parks, squares
and driveways. Thero is no reason
why Hawaii should be satisfied
with anything but tho best. It is
no reflection on the Park Commis
sioners to say that the park is not
today what it might bo. Tho situ
ations is that tho artistio features
of the park might be enhanced a
hundred fold by a professional
landscape gardonor whose special
education and exporionco onablo
him to mako suggestions and map
out a sohome which would offer va
luable assistance to tbo business
men who have not tho timo to do-
vote to suob work.
S. M. D.imon employed an ex
perienced landscape gurdonar in
tho laying out of his Moanalua
grounds and even tho most casual
observer can note tho superiority
of the geuoral' schome of his pri
vate park over tho publio grounds
of the city.
It is true that tbo Commission
is more or less crippled in carry
ing out ideal work, by lack of
funds. The permanent employ
ment of a scientific ga'rdner is
practically lmpoasiblo at thu pre
sent time. If tho services of such
a person were obtained how
ever for a few months
only, it would bo a movo
in tbo right dirootion, and we. are
inolined to believe with ourcor
respondent that this much can bo
done. Should it bo maintained
that Kapiolani Park is good
enough as it is and that business
men are f ally ospoblo of deciding
what tree or shrubs should bo
planted or cut down, tho grounds
of the Aala park should not bo
forgotten. Horo is a park that is
soon, wo hope, to be improved
and most assuredly tho first plans
should c'omo from tho hand of a
soiontifio landscape artist.
Continued from Pago 1.
men are, and theso aro in a man
ner born to tho profession. It
also takes many years of
practical exporionco to mako Ja
man a good gardener in any branch
of bis profession.
It is as a matter of fact
not expocted of tho Com
missioners that they plan and
direct tho making and planting of
our parks; but it is expected of
them that so long as thoy continue
to hold thoir position as Commis
sioners that thoir work shall be
undertaken and managed in a
systematic manner and that thero
bo no work done by tho "rule of
It is not for mo to here enter in
to a discussion as to whether the
cutting down of avenues of iron
wood trees in Kapiolani Park to
make room for lawns, as suggest
ed in your yesterday's issue, is or
is not wise, but I with many
others do think that the Commis
sioners should go slow in doom
ing treos, that ou account of tho
sandy naturo of tho soil in tho
Park, it has taken many years to
grow, and that befnro cutting
them down or making any radical
changes at all, that they should
have tho wholo Park laid out sys
tematically by a landscape garaVn
or specially employed for that
In tho end, wero this dono,
money would bo savod and tho
publio would at least be satisfied
that overy cbango mado in the
present appearanco of tho
park, would in course of timo
be ,a pormanont improvement.
Tho oxpenso incurred in obtain
ing tho aid of such a man, and
getting him to draw plans, etc.,
necessary for tho work would 1
am suro amount to a fow hundred
dollars only and his work if pro
perly dono could be then carried
out by a permanently employed
aruoricuiiuriei una uorisi special
ly engaged and who could oIbo
superintend the work of nnder
gardeners who in turn need be,
for the present at least,only ordin
ary every day laborers. I have
been told' by professional gardeu
ors in San Francisco that a suit
ablo man to superintend such
matters and ono familiar with the
nomenclature and habits of plants
could be imported here to work
lor a term at QJ.UU per month
with lodging, i. e. a man, who
could at least carry on tho work
properly for tho time being and
until wocould pay moro. I believo
our Park Commissioners are at
this moment paying their Super
intendent SCO per month with
lodging, so that tho oxtra cost for
professional services would not
amount to vory much.
Hoping that this letter may in
part bo tho means of giving us
Parks and Gardens which at somo
futuro time may bt tho prido of
Your obedient servant,
Honolulu, February 7, 1899.
27ie Evening Bulletin gives ALL
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FEB J4TH r
ST. VALENTINE'S DAT!
the Golden Rule Bazaar received by the
last steamer a NEW AND BEAUTIFUL
which are now on display la their win
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My Guitars aro notod for tho purity
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Guitars, Mandolins, Violins, etc, Repaired
069 Hotel street, ooposlte the Arlington.
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Wood Carving and Polishing.
Lessons Given Jn '
Fancy Wood Carving.
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Machines Sold on Installments.
Parts and Needles for
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In BLUE, FADE GREEN and RUSSET
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Also a fine line of WHITE SEMI
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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.
BSTSoIe Agents, Hawaiian Islands, for
"Jewel" Stoves, Gumey Cleanable Rt
frlgerators, Primus" OH Stoves.
CITY REPAIR SHOP
115 Bethel St., opp. Castle & Cooke
Strictly new 189S Cleveland Dlcycles for Rent,
Repairing promptly and thoroughly attended to,
All work euaranteed.
nn-6m R. CLARK.
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Has Removed to
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Near Richard street
Renting and Repairing.
The Use : :
of paying big prices for out-of-date
clothing, hats and furnishings, when
you can buy new and stylish goods
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not an article In the store has been
there more than one season.
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sweaters, shirts, collars, with any
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our styles are-up-to-date and prices
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Agents for Ir. i)elmel's Linen-Mesh
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We Make Shirts to Order.
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