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DAILY HONOLULU PRESS, MOtfDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1885
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DAILY HONOLULU PRESS
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Brief communications from all parts of lite Kingdom
will always be Very acceptable. ,
Matter intended for publication in the editorial
Column should be -addressed to
T.hiTnn Daily ItoNnLtntr Pause..
Business communicilions and advertisement! should
ke addressed simply "Husincss Manager,
Daiiv Honolulu. Pskss,
Honolulu. Hawaiian Islands,
Advertisements, to ensure promt t Insertion, should
be handed in before 6 r. M.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1885
it a wa tiA y sroiiTa.
There is, jerliaps,no other out of the
vray place the size of Honolulu where
so much general interest is taken in
sporting matters without the entailment
of the usual abuses winch accompany
sporting matters in the larger cities of
Europe and America. The professional
sporting man is almost unknown in
Hawaii ; yet our young men sustain
a national base ball league, boating
crews and yachts sufficient to get up a
yearly regatta that would be a credit to
the Pacific Coast, and possess race-stock,
some of which is capable of going
with the best young " goers" of the
American turf. That our isolation
keeps us clear of the undesirable sporting
elements of other places, none will
deny, but this fact does not do away
with the credit due our home sporting
men and lovers of sports in holding up
the standard already established. The
absence of " jobs," ''sell outs," " fraudulent
betting" extensive " pool selling"
and other abuses of legitimate sports,
lias brought about such a healthy state
of affairs generally in the community
that all the best classes of our citizens
leel that they can, with the strictest
propriety, attend Hawaiian sports.
This our citizens do. In the cities of
America and Europe it is a well known
fact that in most cases only certain
classes of people attend the sports of
the season. In Hawaii a spectator will
be struck with the family-circle appearance
of the concourses of people who
our base ball games. It is greatly to
our credit that these things can be
truthfully said. But not only do our
citizens give our sports the prestige of
their presence; the money that is
needed for carrying on these sports,
which, in other places, is generally
raised by questionable means, is subscribed
in Hawaii by those participating
and by the public generally. As
a result of this system of keeping up
our sports we are gradually developing
our sporting capabilities until even
nov, without the professional disability,
we could compete creditably with the
sporting world of the Pacific Coast in
many things, vot instance, Hawaii
could send a four or six-oared boating
crew to California who would make it
very warm for the crack oarsmen of
San Francisco, and it would not be
much of a surprise if they came home
with the championship of the Pacific
Coast under their belts. The boating
season for 1885-6 is now upon us and
it behooves us to give all the aid ive
can to make this, the finest of our
national sports, a success.
David Dudly Field . and Henry
George have been discussing the relations
supposed to exist between the
Christian religion or Christianity per se
and human labor, They have been
quarreling over the question as to
whether Christianity does or does not
assert the ' natural rights of man." It
seems to us that until it can be shown
that Christianity has some practical
bearing upon the question under
discussion, that a form of religion
shquld in no way be loaded
with either the curses or blessings of a
combined political and social system.
We have always understood that, although
closely related to the life of man,
religion is the complement of his
spiritual nature, and that man's religious
development has nothing what
ever to do with his material existence
in a direct way much less has it any
bearing on a political question.
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The consideration of the labor question
seems to be one of the greatest
importance for Hawaii just at present,
and before any definite action is taken
in the matter our whole labor system
as well as the solution of the difficulties
attending it, should be calmly and
carefnlly gone over and discussed by
all concerned. It will not do for us to
spend our time throwing the blame
now here and now there. What we
want is a full and complete settlement
p the whole matter.
Many of our citizens who are still
trying to find their way out of the intricacies
of our currency muddle will
find arguments, logic, and facts in the
following comprehensive summary of
the subject involved. The article is
taken from the New York lndtptndant
and is especially recommended to those
who direct the Kingdom's finances.
THE UNIT OF PECUNIARY VALUE.
The unit of pecuniary value is simply
a specified quantity, by weight, or of a
given fineness, of gold or silver, as the
case may be, whether it be called
a dollar, a pound, or franc, We say
gold or silver, since among civilized
nations these arc the only metals which
in modern times are used as such units.
What the unit shall he called, and
the amount of gold and silver which it
shall contain, arc questions which each
nation determines for itself. This unit
in the United States, is called a " dollar";
and if it be a gold dollar, it contains
twenty-five and eight-tenths grains
of standard gold, while if it be a silver
dollar, it contains four hundred and
twelve and a half grains of standard
silver. In each a given quantity of
metal, cither gold or silver, and of a
given hncness or purity, is fixed upon
by the Government as the unit of value.
All the other c6ins authorized to be
struck arc graded to and regulated by
this unit. The gold twenty-dollar piece,
for example, contains twenty times as
much gold as the gold dollar piece :
and the same rule is observed in the
coinage of the gold ten-dollar or the
gold five-dollar piece. If there were a
gold half-dollar piece, it would contain
half the amount of the cold dollar.
There is no difficulty in securing the
necessary variety of coins of the same
metal for public convenience, when
once the unit ot pecuniary value is
fixed. All that is needed is to increase
or decrease the quantity of metal in the
new coins to be produced, so that these
coins shall have a fixed and under
stood proportion of metal to the amount
contained in the unit of value.
The difficulty on this subject arises
when, and only when, governments establish
two units of pecuniary value,
the one of gold, and the other of silver,
and undertake to adjust the coinage of
the one to that of the other, so that a gold
dollar and a silver dollar, for example.
shall be commercially equivalent to each
other. It so happens that gold and
silver, taken in Jhe same quantity by
weight, and having the same purity, are
not, and never have been commercial
equivalents. Gold, as a commodity,
has and always has had, a much hichcr
value than silver ; and this difference
in the value of the two metals varies at
different times. If, then, the two metals
are to be coined as units of pecuniary
1jc - letraj
icnucr ai us nominal vaiue, wnat snail
be the coinage ratio of value as between
The proper answer to this question
is, that it should be the commercial
ratio existing in the market of the
world at the time of the coinage. Any
other ratio would be false to the facts
as then existing, and would make one
of the units more valuable than the
other. This difference in value would
not be avoided by calling both of them
Hollars, or by making both legal
tenders for the discharge of contracts
to be paid in dollars. The common
sense of the people would distinguish
between them; and by a well known
law, the dollar of least value would
come into general use in the computation
and exchange of other values, and
that of highest value would go into
disuse. In order to circulate, side
by side as commercial equivalents, so
that neither will displace the other, the
two kinds of dollars must have the
same actual value; and this can be
secured only by putting into the silver
dollar an amount of silver bullion that
is equal in value to the amount of gold
bullion contained in a cold dollar.
What this relative amount actually is,
can be determined only by a reference
to the gold and silver market of the
world at the time of the coinage.
Suppose the true ratio of value as
between gold and silver be in the pro
portion of sixteen of the latter to one of
the former so that it will take sixteen
pounds of silver to be equivalent of
one pounu 01 gold j and then the question
arises, whether this ratio will con
tinue to hold true. The answer of
history, especially in modern times is
that the relative value of these metals
is variable, and so variable that the
use of two standards or units of value
has never been a complete success.
In actual practice, one or the other has
been treated as the unit of value, even
when was established by
law. It takes but slight variation in
the relative value of the two metals to
make this difference in practice. No
country can be so constantly altering
its coinage laws as to adjust them to
these fluctuations ot market value;
and hence the laws and the facts, with
two standards or units of value, are
quite sure to be in conflict with each
other. This is the history of all legislation
that has undertaken to realize
Our conclusion is, that only one
metal, and that, too, gold, because
better fitted to the purpose, should be
fixed upon as the unit of pecuniary
value, and that silver, being computed
as to its value in gold, and also being
the less valuable metal of the two,
should be used only as a subdiary currency
for the smaller transactions of
trade, to which it is1 well fitted. This.
and this only, will avoid the confusion
and disturbance introduced into commercial
transactions by attempts to
maintain a double standard , of value.
Both metals would be utilized for
monetary use, and each in the form to
which it is best adapted.
The Xorth Amutcan llcvtcte.
This standard American magazine
for the moiith of September is certainly
an entertaining and instructive
number. The first article contains a
scries of papers written by different
hands on the great coming political
problem of flic United States, viz :
"Shall our National Banking System be
Abolished ?" It is a question upon
which political parties have already
taken sides m the Great Republic, and
Its solution will doubtless affect the
present tendencies of the banking systems
of the world. Whatever the results
may be there is no doubt about the
present existing evils of the National
Banking System of America. The
present system is the fungus growth of
political exigency. "Ouida, the nocl
1st, who is cencrally condemned with
out ft hearing, but Who is generally
right, nevertheless, in her estimates of
both men and literature, contributes an
article, thoughtful at least, on the "Ten
dencies of English I'iction." Mr. John
R. French writes most entertaining
"Reminiscences of Famous Americans."
Among these famqus Americans may
be mentioned Yates, Grant, Burnsidc,
Wilson, Foster, Adams, Phillips, Ransom,
Davis, Thurman, Garret Davis,
McCIcllan, Lincoln, Scott and others.
Mr. R. Hebcr Newton has an article
on the "Decay of Ecclcsiasticism"
which is well worthy of the closest attention.
One of the logical distinctions
which the writer makes is between
ecclcsiasticism and true religion (i. e.)
between religion and forms of religion.
Mrs. E. Stuart Phelps contributes
an article on "The Great Psychical
Opportunity." The most interesting
article for the general reader, perhaps,
is written by Woods Pasha on "Naval
Tactics of the Future." "Grant's
Memorial : What shall it be ?" is discussed
by different writers in short arti
cles and the usual chapter of comments
closes the number. For sale by J. M.
Oat & Co., Merchant street, Honolulu.
Important, V Title.
A correspondent of the Stockton
(California) Herald, writes as follows :
I herewith append a recipe which has
been used, to my knowledge, in hundreds
of cases. It will prevent or cure
the small-pox though the pittings arc
filling. When Jenner discovered a
cow-pox in England, the world of
science hurled an avalanche upon his
head, but when the most scientific
school of medicine in the world that
of Paris published this recipe as a
panacea for small-pox it passed unheeded.
It is as unfailing as fate, and
conquers in every instance. It is harmless
when taken by a well person. It
will also cure scarlet fever. Here is
the recipt as I have used it, and cured
my children of scarlet fever ; here it is as
I used it to cure small pox, when
Iimm.m1 ciA iUn rw.i
must die it cured : Sulphate of zinc,
one grain; foxglove (digitalis), one
grain; half a teaspoonful of water.
Take a spoonful every hour. Either
disease will disappear in twelve hours.
For a child, smaller doses, according to
age. If countries would compel their
phvsicians to use this, there would be
no need of pest houses. If you value
advice and experience, use this for that
WENNEIl & CO.,
Manufacturing and Importing
S DE W DES JL, an X, s ,
No. OS Fort Street.
Have Just received per "Mariposa," the 11104 ele
gant assortment of
SOLID AND PLATKD SILVER WAKE
Ever brought to this marker.
These goods are all of the finest quality and latest
designs and comprise a complete stock of all articles in
this branch of business which will be sold at close
Kukui and Shell Jewelry
made to order.
The business heretofore carred on under the
firm name of LYONS & LEVEY, is this day
by mutual consent, L. J. Levey retiring, and
J. Lyons earning on the business ns heretofore, who
will assume all liabilities of said nrm, and who alone Is
authorized to collect all Outstanding Debts.
Honolulu, II. I Sept. 13, 1865.
NOTICE OF CO-PARTNERSHIP.
The undersigned have this day enlcrcd into co-part,
ncrthip under the firm name of LYONS & COHEN,
for the purpose of carrying on business as Auctioneers
and Commission Merchants, at the old stand, corner of
tort and Queen streets, Hoping for )our kind support,
etc, we arc, jours respectfully, J, LYONS,
. . L. L. COHEN.
Honolululu, II. L, Sept. 14, 1885.
Referring to the above, I am now prepared to continue
the business of Auctioneer at the store formerly
occupied by S. Nott, I ort street, next to G, W.
& Co , until more spacious premises are ready.
My first Regular Cash Sale will be held on Thursday,
cpt. 17, at 10 a. M leleplione No jit.
LEWIS J, LEVEY, Auctioneer.
Now In stock, witli additional Eastern Invoice sen
route, A fine variety of the .
CONNECTICUT VALLEY M I I.Y.S,
Cap, Legal, Letter, Nolo and Bill Paper,
Assorted weights. Also Marcus Ward's Irish Linen
1 lat folio anil Mote paper, puln, or can be
ruled up to suit any cider,
At TiioH. a, innvwn
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33ISUOJ? SB CO.'B
THE UNDERSIGNED WLL RECEIVE
MONEY AT 1HKIR SAVINGS
On Html ol rive Htindied Dolhrs or under, from
one person, tliey will pay inlercsl at the rate of fno per
cent, per annum, from ditc tf receipt, on all sums tint
shall base remained on deposit three months, or have.
been on deposit three montlis at the time or making up
the yearly accounts. No Interest will be computed on
fraction of dollars or for fractions of a month.
No interest will bi allowed on money withdrawn
within three months friVn dite of deposit.
Thirty daj s notice niist be given nt the Hank of an
Intention to withdraw nliy money J and the Depositor's
Pass Iwok. must be financed at the same time
.No money will be pitl except upon the Draft of the
Depositor, nccompiniel by the proper Pass Iwok.
On the first day on September of each ear, tin
accounts will be made uV and Interest on all sums that
shall have remained on deposit three months or more,
and Unpaid, will be crklited to the depositors, and
from that dite form pait If tho principal.
Sums of more than Fie Hundred Dollars will be
received, subject to special agreement.
The Hank will be optyl every day in the week except
aunuys mm Holidays.
o-a;o BISHOP & CO,
1 In) removed his
Boot and Shoe Store,
No. 93,1 Fort Street,
(adjoining J. Levey & Bros.,)
Where he will be plelsed to serve the public from
A SELECT. STOCK
of .fresh goods
BOUGHT CHEAP FOR CASH,
Which will sold at " living rates "
A FULL LINE OF
XjatUos', Ghildrc'n's and KMon's Ware
In the Iloot, Shoe and Slipper line. 9-20
N. F. BURGESS,
O A UVJSNTEli ANJ) It UILDElt,
Respectfilly announces to the public that
he lias purchased the
Dusiness recently conducted bv Mr. G. M. Lake, at
v iin .iic, w1111.11 vn. uo uuuer wic luauaKC
merit of his son B. F. BUKGESS.
The Express will attend the arrival ol every steamer
and promptly deliver
FREIGHT, PACKAGES & HAGGALE,
In Honolulu and vicinity.
:P"Cn- - Ul-
Moved with care
HE, ALSO, HAS PURCHASED THE
Tobacco, Cigar and Soda Water,
liusiiess heretolore kept by Mr. J. W. Hlngles,
No. 8i King street, which will be conducted by his
son, Li W. BURGESS, and where everything in
the line or SMOKERS' AR11CLES can be found, ot
the best rjuahty.
1 hanking the public for past favors and guaranteeing
to promptly execute all orders in either line of business,
at reasonable charges would r spectfully solicit a
share of public patronage,
OJJlce 2'iIrjiJinnc So SOS.
JletUictiee Telrjhone A'o. ir,!i.
No, S-Ir King Street, Honolulu.
OITY SHOEING SHOP,
(OPPOSITE D0DDS STAI1LES.)
Horse Shoeing in all its Branches
Done in the most workmanlike manner,
Racing & Trotting Shoon a cpocialty.
Our Rates will be reasonable.
The undersigned, having bought out the Interest of
Air. James IJOUU In thanlmvi. .linn !!,-,. .. !..
anas or the liberal patronage bestowed on the late firrrf
Mr. J, W. McDonald received the highest
A'.tfsfPiB ..... Hand-made slioes
- ..uwuuaii axiuuinoii ior tue year 1B34,
Spr Horses taken to the shop and returned at short
notice when desired. J. W, McDONALD.
GEO. Mi RAUPP,
Fort Stroot. Opposite) Sodd'si StnTlos.
Beef, Veal, Mutton Lamb and Pork,
German and Pork Sausages,
Fish, Poultry nnd Vegetables'"
Orders will recels e prompt attention Shipping supplied
Tkiephonb No. 104.
Corner Fort and Hotel Streets.
Livory, Boarding, and Salo Stattos.
Carriages for hire at all hours of the day or night!
also, conveyances of all kinds for purtles going around
Excellent Saddle Horses for Ladies nnd Gentlemen
Large and small omnibus for picnics and excursion
miles, carrying from 10 to 40 passengers, can always
be secured by special arrangements
The Lonu Branch Ilnthlnir Ilmi.ft run ntwnvi
be secured for picnic or excursion parlies by applying
at the office.
Iklehionk No, 34.
JAS. DODD, Proprietor.
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC.
We take pleasure in announcing that, in addition to
our CONPI CTIONHRV AND CAKE IH'KINESS, w will
open on SATURDAY, APRIL ajlh, aft
JCE CREAM PAltLOIt
Which has been neatly fitted up to meet the require,
incuts uf our trade.
Our ice cream will be only of superior quality, made
of genuine cream from the Wooulawn DAinv with
whom we have arranged to supply us regulirly
with pure, cream, which, having frequently tested,
enables us to guarantee a article, of ice
cream equal to that mide In any of the large cities.
The following varieties of Ick Crkam nnd Itits will
be furnished at our opening, and several other sarletlek,
ifour trade will justily it.
VANILLA, COKFEE GLACE,
SI RAWI1LRRY, PINEAPPLE
ORANGE AND S1RAW11ERRV
I'arties supplied any day except Sunday. Those
wishing Ice Cream for Sunday must leas 0 their orders
on Saturday before 9 V. M, which will Ik delivered
before to A. M Sunday. The Creams will be packed
so that they will keep eiglit hours in a first diss condition.
Hoping to receive n share of public patronage in this
line of our business, and thanking them for their liberal
favors In the past we remain, respectfully,
MELLER & HALBE,
3-304 JCiuu Street nrnr Alahta St.
99 Hotel St. near Library. Buildind
FIRST-CLASS HOARD 11Y THE WEEK,
MONTH, OR TRANSIENT
Special accommodations for Ladies and Families
Reading Parlor with Dally Papers open for the
guests of the House.
The Coolest Dining Rooms in the city, NO H.IES.
560-261 H. BARBER.
LADIES HAIR DmSIE
Switches, Curio, Front Piooos,
All warranted NaturalHair.
Invisible Hack Hair Nkts.
Ladies and Children Hair Cutting nnd Shampooing
at store or residence.
Langtry Hair Cutting a Specialty.
All at San Trancisco Prices.
345-374 Fort Street Opposite Dodd's Stable
Crystal Soda Works,
- MANUFACTURERS OP
Aoratod Waters of All Kinds,
Fruit Syrups and Essoncos.
Our Goods are acknowleged the REST. NO CORKS
WE USE PATENT STOPPERS
In all our Dollies.
US' We invite particular attention to our Paten(
1 ilteij recently introduced, by which all waters used
in our manufactures Is absolutely freed from all Impurities.
SST We deliver our Goods frte of charge to all parts
of the cits.
Careful attention paid to Islands Orders. Address :
THE CRYSTAL SODA WORKS,
P. 0 BOX, 397, HONOLULU, H. I.
Telephone No. 298.
Orders left witli Penson, Smith ft Co , No, fort
aircci, win receive prompt uucuiiun.
We also, are agents for the sale of J, W. Hlnglcy's
Of his own manufacture, 3 43
IMPORTI.R AND DEALER IN
BOOTS Sz SHOES:
No 80 Fort Stroot, Honolulu, II. I.
tCST The largest and best assortment of
Ladles , Gentlemen's and Children's
Boots, Shoes, Slippers, Dancing Pumps, etc.
To be found on the Islands.
Prices as low as elsewhere for similar quality 01
goods. Island orders solicited and promptly executed,
VX7ENNER & Co.,
Have re-opened at the old stand No. 91 Tort street,
with a new and carefully selected stock of
Gold Chains and Guards,
Sleeve Buttons, Stttd3, &c,
Ladies would do welt to call and examine our stock of
Ilicelets, Brooches, Lockets, Earrings, eti. ,
which were especially selected to suit the
KUKUI AND SHELL JEWELRY
Made to order.
1 he repairing branch of our business we regard as an
Important one, and all Jobs enttusted to ui will
be executed In a manner second to none,
Of every description done to order, Particular attcit
lion is paid to or !ers and Job wo(k from the
MO. 27 MERCHANT STREET,
SELECT ASSORTMENT OF CLOTHS,
AT PRICES TO
No, 73 Hotel Street,
POS r Ol FICE 1!0X No, ,15.
MATTHEW'S HALL, SAN
PEESS PUBLISHING COMPANY,
NEWS, BOOK and JOS PRINTING OFFICE
a&To. 29 aI:Bcx3LA.3sa,
OIST HA.3ST33 A.
SUIT THE TIMES.
, r ,, ' ' r '
Note, Statement or Bill Heads'
of Lading, Checks,
Drafts, Orders, Notes,
Labels, Books, Pamphlets, etc., ' '
SURELY anil REASONABLY DONE
TITOS. G. TUllUM, Manager.
I Co., and Samuel Nott.
AND DEALERS IN
Goods tO General Merchandise,
Clicsls, new styles of Cliandclius and Library
Ranges, Kerosene Oil Stoves.
upon favorable terms,
HARDWARE COMPANY. , ,
DAVIS & CO.,
JODHERS Or ALL KINDS OF
Smoked Halibut, Kits Halibut Pins and Napes,
Codfish, 'I omato Catsup Chow Chow
(casks and kegs). Dried Apples, Peaches, Etc.,
Assorted Table and Pie l'ruits, Jams and Jellies,
x884 CATCH, (Bbls. and half Bbla.)
HUTTKR BV KVLRY STEAMER,
Muvlcot ItutoH for Ciwh.
Lynde li Hough, Z. K, Mevers, Agent, San Francises
giuhnadis imiis isxtingvisiuui.
charge, Island Orders solicited and satisfaction
Honolulu, Oaliu, II. I,
(338-361) 'll.LEPHONE No.
the Southern Pacilio R. It., si miles from San Francisco.
and ablhtv. Ihe hiitlitlnira n. ...
health and rr nfort of the cadets, 'lrlnlli Session
Wcdditifj, Visiting: or Business Cards,
Invitations, Menu Cards,
Shipping; Receipts, Money Receipts,
Certificates of Stock,
Tickets, Legal and Mercantile
NEATLY, ELEGANTLY, PROMPTLY,
Successors to Dillingham
Just receicd Dlily's Refrigerators and Ice
Lamps, Stoves and
All of which arc uifercil
IMPORT ERS AND
Kits Mackerel, Kits Salmoh Bellies, Kits
Kits' Tongues and Sounds, Doneless
Worcester bauce, (in keg), California Cider Vinegar,
Californh '1 able Kaisini, Assorted Nuts,
COLUMBIA RIVER SALMON,
rUESII FRUIT AND
"WI11011 itro ul Tjowont
Scammel Packing Co , E. J, Ilowtn's Seeds,
"Tim irAiimm hand
XST Goods delivered to any part of the city free of
Located In the beautiful village of San Mateo, on
Established in 186s. Fourteen Instriirtnri of reputation
heated by steam and are In evsiy way arranged for the
begins July 34.
nforcuttsq and catalogue, ust out,
Rev. ALrRED LEE BREWER, M, A.,