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All persons hating garbage, etc, for removal by the
City Scavenger, aie requested to have the same in
tewliuew before B o'clock A. u. After that hour the
are otherwise employed, and will not call
until tho following morninj, thus leaving the un
nightly boses or barrels In front of your premises all
.lay. J. N. KAIA1KAWAHA,
87.1m Contractor for Cleaninr Streets.
THURSDAY DEC. 24, 1885
It is not often that the Daily Hono
lulu Press " blows its own trumpet,"
but we feel a pardonable pride in call
ing attention to the " Grand Offer "
made by us, in another column of this
issue. This is an enterprise which, we
' believe, is the first of its kind that has
ever been attempted in this Kingdom,
and, we trust, will receive the patron
age it deserves, as it is a bona-fide
arrangement by which the public can
get a six months' subscription to our
paper, and a valuable Holiday Gift, at
.. ,w tU .ir
regular prices when not combinctl.
This offer is open only until January j,
our irixu iti
The sweeping charge of want of in
telligence made against the taxpayers
in yesterday's Advertiser, is as emi
nently out of place as the present
Administration is in presuming to repre
sent the cause of the people. A lack of
intelligence in the common people, who
foolishly pay the expenses of a dishonest
Government, is not always
clearly proved when it is shownvthat
the people are long suffering. The
most essential things "to a healthy
public opinion" would be examples of
probity and frugality set by those in
power. When you strike a man or
steal a nation's sustenance, it is indeed
"needless to inquire" into the outcry
raised against the oppressor. The
present opposition to the Government
does not spring from the personal influence
of a few men who have been
allowed at times to turn the grindstone
for the present Administration.
It is, alas 1 too true, that the taxpayers
do not need any "apology for
the Ministry, individually or collectively"
no apology, sufficient to the
evil thereof, could be made. In the
present case all men in Hawaii are
politically equal before the law, and
those who claim to be "superior" to
the tax-payers are only distinguished
from them by the trappings of an
effete royalty. In this instance at lcajst
the "clinking of the guinea" will not
straighten the foreheads of fools, simply
because the public treasury is empty.
The great majority of the tax-payers
who hurl just curses against the present
Administration do not "stand ready"
to become the allies and tools of the
present Administration. Such an insinuation
is conceived in political weakness
and brought forth by political hate.
It is worthy of Utah and applicable to
Hawaii. The King is not responsible;
poor ruler, he is not to blame he has
been hoodwinked with political fancy
and foreign roguery. Alas, the people
We only speak for the people
who pay the bulk of the taxes and
who make up the bulk of the present
intelligent opposition to the Government
party of political tricksters. If
political cliques, which preceeded the
present worthless and faithless Ad-ministration,
set the precedent, which is
liow so aptly followed, we say, not only
expose them for an example, but let
tluit actions be pilloried, together with
those of our incumbent public plunderers,
befdrc an intelligent and healthy
public opinion. We say it boldy for
the tax-payers who intend, in the endt
to have good government in this Kingdom,
that if there is anything that
militates against any man or clique of
men, who are connected with any
combination of interests, which is
naturally arrayed against the present
Government, it ii not only the privilege
but the duty of the Advertiser to place
the record before the tax-payers, so
that they can protect themselves
against a repetition of the present Administration.
Neither have we any "desire
to recall the misdoings ot past Administrations,"
unless we do so to hold
them upas public examples to the future,
as we do rn the prrscnt Administration.
If, however, the
does not give its threatened revelation
newspaper publication, for the
general public good, and especially for
the purification, which it alleges is
needed, of the Opposition, the Government
organ will stand convicted of
"cant and hypocrisy." The organ is
making a fatal mistake if it supposes
that the Press will uphold any persons
as the Advertiser docs in upholding
the present Administration who
have been convicted upon reliable
evidence of political piracy and official
The hopes of the people were at one
time raised by the argument that the
Government would repair the roads, in
oraer to secure votes at tne coming
election; but it now transpires that the
Government, after tearful consideration
of the public convenience, has decided
to soak the streets with water and the
natives with gin. The survival of the
fittest doesn't seem to apply to the
material and political advancement of
It makes no difference to the taxpayers
of Hawaii whether this or that
society or this or that Government
indorses the Polynesian policy of the
present Administration; the people who
have the misfortune to live here and
su pport our monarchial circus are forced
to laugh even while they condemn. The
American Board of Missions indorses,
from a religious standpoint, a political
away. The missionaries of Hawaii do
not indorse the present Administration,
and that is the main thing. By the
way, the alleged indorsement of the
"Polynesian Policy" is based upon a
committee report which contained a
private indorsement of General Samuel
C. Armstrong, as chairman of the committee,
nothing more. The American
Board of Missions has not made any
such indorsement, and as a Board does
not indorse political ) affairs. Purther
than this the missionaries, both here
and in the groups, beyond, have
always been in favor of native independence
in all the Islands. This is an
entirely different thing, however, from
indorsing the "Polynesian Policy" of
Spirit of tho Religions Press.
DESIRABILITY OF UNITY,
The desire for unity is undoubtedly
good. The desire for union as a step to
unity is 00m rational and good. He
who yearns for unity is a man of peace;
he who loves unity above all things,
quickened by the grace of Christ, is a
Christian and a man of God.
Let the men who took part in the Congress
of Churches, and those who sympathize
with them and there are many
more of these than they are aware of
think of this and stand unflinchinelv
firm upon-the certain, good ground of
theirs and not yield until in our generation
their hopes are in the way of reali
THE TEMPERANCE QUESTION.
In vain have the excisn laws lwrn
amended with the view of modifying
me evus ot intemperance. The Church
naving now tanen the matter in hand,
will effect what the laws have failed to
do. The daily papers, the Protestant
weeklies, , and men who ... hnvi .. , w thn ...w gwvt rmnrl
of lumianitv nt their hearts, Inntr nnv. ......
, v ' 1 .-...-
lously, expectantly and gladly forward
to the day when the Church's edict
shall be issued against this unholy
traffic. Herein they show their belief
in our Church's strength, recognizing
that its will is far mnw nnlnl thnn nnv
of those legislative enactments of man
which money so often sets aside.
WHAT JUDAISM NEEDS,
We must have another band of Mac
cabees to rekindle the fervid light of
Judaism in those shrines where it has
been asphyxiated by the dense vapors
of materialism and unbelief, ' They
must reassert the Jewish spirit and
lead it to victory against a host of enemies
even as mighty as those of
of old. Such a victory will be a
bloodless one. It will be a triumph of
intelligence, truth and laith over ignor
ance, vice and falsehood, and the house
DAILY HONOLULU PRESS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1883.
of God will again be clean and holy.
In the meanwhile Chanukah will con
tinue to serve as a reminder of the
glories and triumphs of the past and be
the harbinger of still greater victories
to be achieved by and for Israel in the
When ministers of the gospel arc
charged with such crimes as forgery
and adultery, and they are on trial in
the courts or in their own denomination,
they should take no part in the
public worship of God during the in
vestigation. It is a great mistake for
such men to suppose they arc proving
their innocence by going straight on
..,K .I.a. ..!!. .lull. 'TM..... ... !..
nun iuv.il ijuiijil uunub. iiiuy uic, in
fact, giving intensity to the scandals of
which they arc the center, and awakening
the suspicion everywhere that they
arc using brazcnfaccdncss as a means
to hide their utiilt. A sensitive and in
nocent man would feel so crushed by
the endrmity of the wrongs with which
his name is identified as to wait in si
lence lor God and his own character
to vindicate him. The course taken by
the Bowdoin-square pastor of Boston
is a reproach on all the proprieties that
should influence a Christian minister.
THE REVISED VERSION.
In these days people cannot be reminded
too strongly and too frequently
that'thcrc is a vast difference between
what the Old Testament writers actually
wrote and what according to principles
of modern grammar they ought
to have written. The Massorah gives
us evidence as to what was originally
written. Why then did not the revisers
give us more of it ? Why did they, in
stead 01 editing the text that lay before
them, bewilder us with their own con-
cctures their own alternative render
ings their own variants abitrarily ex
tracted irom inaccurate ana corrupted
versions? "Their own" conjectures
and readings we called them; but in
deed they are nothing of the sort. They
are borrowed from other sources. Our
complaint (to state the case plainly) is
that the revisers have not had the cour
age to declare their opinions in plain
black and white; yet are thescjevident
enough to those who can read between
THE FIRST SEMI-ANNUAL
TO HE HELD AT THE
Friday, January 1, 1886,
AT 10 O'CLOCK A, M.
1 II. K. A. TROPHY.
(Valued nt $150). Competitors; limited to
mcniucrs 01 tne Association
Conditions of Match For the highest
.aggregate score at 200 nnd e.00 vards: ten
rounds at each distance: nnv military ride
under the rulcsj to become the property of
uic inarKsmau winning u inrce time!, at
regular meetings of the II. R. A. Entrance
2 THE 200.VAKD MATCH.
First prize, a Springfield Ride; second
prize, $5 j third prize, $2 50.
Conditions Open to all marksmen j any
military rifle under the rules; rounds, 10;
distance, 200 yards ; entrance fee, $1 ; entries
3-THE HRODIE MEDAL.
(Valued at $W). Also, two cash prizes of
Si and $2 ?o. in audition to tlic Medal,
which is the first nrizc.
to all members of the
Association and members of the recnlar and
volunteer military companies of the Kingdom,
to become the property of the marksman
winning it three times at regular meetings
of the II. R. A. Distance, 200 yards;
rounds, 10; any military rifle under the
rules; limited to one entry for each competitor.
Entrance fee, $i,
4 THE CONSOLATION MATCH.
First prize, 5 second prize, $5 ; third
Conditions Open to all marksmen who
have never made a record exceeding 70 per
cent, nt nuy meeting of the II. H. A.
Rounds, Si distance. 200 yards; any mili
tary rifle under Ihe rules. Entrance fee, 50
"un, l'iiiuc!. unumiieci,
J, BRODIE, M. D rresideut.
J. II. Fisher, Secretary.
XJIHEIOl? S5 CO'8.
THE UNDERSIGNED WILE RECEIVE
MONEY AT THEIR SAVINGS
HANK UI'ON THE FOE-
On sums ol Tlvt Hundred Dollars or under, from
one person, they will pay Interest nt the rate of five per
Cent, ner annum. Iron, Hai f rr!r. nn.ll 1..1
shall have remained on deposit three months, or have
uccn on ueposu inree montlis at the time of niallng U)
the yearly accounts. No Interest will he computed on
fractions of dollars or for fractions of a month.
No Interest will be allowed on money withdrawn
within three months from date of deposit.
Thirty days notice must he slven at the Hank of nn
intention to' withdraw any money; and the DeposWs
Pass-book must be produced at the same time.
N money will be paid except upon the Draft of the
Depositor, accompanied by the proper Pass book.
On the first dav nf r t..
accounts w(ll be made up, and Interest on all sums that
ehall have remained on dena.lt ilirre mnml.. .,,..
and unpaid, will be credited to the deKlior, anc"
iruiu uui uaie onn pait of the principal.
Sums of more than riva lfunrlr.,! nll,,. in
received, subject to special agiee'ment.
The Hank will be onen ercrv cfav In tin. w.v ......
Sundys and Holidays.
""-M" .BISHOP It CO.
IMPROVED STYLE Or '
WITH A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF "MUSIC,
i sale 't'fc
' For by
69 95 H. HACKFELD & CO
JT. JT. William,
No. 102 FORT STRE,
Loading Photographer of Honolulu.
WORK FINISHED IN
IntHri Inkdor Oil,
1 Photo. Colored! &o.
Thelinly complete collection f
j Ferns, BliollsJ
H. F. BERTELMANN,
No. 86 King Street,
86-iy IIONOLtilAVH. I.
D. M. CROWLEY.
The Only Practical
Repairs, iVsluffi, Covers! French iPolIslw,
Every description of
At lowest rates.
Parlor Sailfs, lonnjes, Patent Rockers, Easy and
Fancy Chairs, elf, made of Island'Woodj, or
fihek Valnnt, at San Francisco Prices.
jtar ELEGANT COVERING AND TRIMMING.
jritterlna of Trofit
NO. I3 LILHIA STREET.
4Vtf HnlnJ Telephone, So. 3ft.
PLAMNG MILL; L
Alalion. near Qaoon St.
C. J. Hardle', Contractor and Builder, Is Proprietor
Mouldings and Finish aln) on hand. Ihe nil
keeps for sale hard and softstoe voodcut and split
Telopbone No. S3 3JV2&5
Conveniently and NEATLY FURNISHED
ROOMS, Sinele or Double, can be had at
NO. I KUKUI STREET (near Fort).
From and after this date Mr. C. K. Mji.LEK
will attend to my subscription book agency,
' 'WILLIAM CLARK.
Furnished Cottage Wanted.
BY A DESIRABLE TENANT.
Address rostofficc Box No. 351, stating lo
cation, description of house nnd lowest rent.
" Dr. Emerson has removed his residence nnd
odice to 196 Fort street, lately occupied by
wapi, uayiey. uiuce lioms irom o 10 jo a,
m.. 1 to 1 r. m.. 6:10 to 8 p. M. Telephone
No. 149, both Mutual and Bell Telephouc
Keep your horses cool
and healthy, and avoid excessive
sweating by having
theni clipped with the
HORSE CLIPPING MACHINE,
Now in successful operation at the
Corner of Vunchboud and Queen fttrcett,
4Vlm C, B MILES, Proprietor,
With an excellent assortment of
New and Seasonable Goods !
In keeping with, the usual oxtra
quality of noveltiei and desirable
Books, Toys, Fmicy Goods,
For which this establishment Is noled.
Special Holiday Editions of Poets,
In fine bindings, Persian and Tutkcy
Morrocco, Alligator and Seal Skin,
Tree Cair, Plush and Cloth.
Prang's Triie Cards (plain anil fringed))
Xmas Aloha (fringed) Bookmarks,
Fine Plush Goods, Celrtloid Sels,
EBONY FRAMES &CABINETS,
Steam and Electric"Toys,
New, Toys andJGime,
PACIFIC COAST DIARIES FOR 1886
(Pocket and Office sizes.)
Dreka's Dictionary Blotters, Papeterics,
Juvenile Books (a fine assortment),
Etc., Etc, Etc.
Together with a full nnd complete
line of.Stationery and Blank Books.
All orders faithfully attended to. Prices as
reasonable as good. Goods will warrant, and
cheapest in the long run.
tiios. a. TiinuM,
- -10-1 For t Street.
MELLEU & HALBE'S
Ice OieiMii IPai'loi
Lincoln's Blook, King Street,
A Flue Assortment of
CABBIES AND CAKES,
ALWAYS ON HAND.
WENKER & CO.,
JVo. 02 Fort Street
lUvejuit rccuvcd per "Manpota" tlif mow tie
gant nsortiiunt ot
FINE J E.WELRY,
SOLID AND TLATKD SILVER WARE
Ever Iroight to this market.
Clocks, WntclieB, Urnrclots,
Plus, Lockout, Gold Chains
ntul Guards, Sleovo Buttons
Studs, Etc., Etc.
And ornaments of all klndl.
Elorjnut Solid Silvor Xoa Sots,
Vntf atl klriclf of silver ware aultable for nrwentMlon.
These good are all of the finet miality anil bteit
deiRn and comprine a complete itock of all article In
th'u branch of'biislnen which will he told at close
KUKUI, AND SHELL JEWELRY
Made to order.
1 he repairing hrauch of our Imijneti we regard M an
important one, and all Jobs entruited to ui wilt
b executed In a manner second to none,
Of every description done to order, Particular alien
Uon 11 paid to order ami job work from Ihe
, $k'idrJ, iVitLHiiiK
And our store is full of Seasonable and Acceptable
Gifts, such as a full line of
BOYS' SUITS, SHIRTS, HATS, GAPS,
Come in. and. Look: at These Goods.
That the undersigned has this day received an additional
supply of elegant
Men's & Boy's Custom Made Clothing.
Shrunk. Well and carefully made, easy fitting, stylish
cut and most important,
YEBY IDO"W IIsT PRICE.
Every garment warranted as represented.
33EMJWm & 0.DE;
Also, just opening this day, the finest, neatest, most
stylish, nobby, well made, flexible
STRA "W BE T S ,
Ever imported here or anywhere else.
Large Assortment of Holiday Goods !
WEST, DOW & CO.,
Have on hand, in addition tn their usual large stock, n select assortment of
Iaixcy OroodL find Toys,
Too numerous lo mention.
Fnriiitiu'e andL DPietxwe IMCouldiugs,
Also, just received per stenmer Alameda, an elegant stock of , .
Consisting in part of
Light and Dark Cedar and Ash Bedroom Sots,
Three Quarter and Full Size Ash Bedsteads,
Dining Room, Cottage, Nurse and Children's Chairs and Hookers, aksotttd.
A Fine Assortment of Holiday Goods to arrive liy next Steame
B. F. DILLINGHAM,
President & Manager.
Pacific Hardware Company
No. 74 and 76 Forf Street.
Successors to Dillingham & Co., and Samuel . Nott.
HOLIDAY GOODS !
JUST KKCEIVED EX S. S. "ALAMEDA" AND "ST, PAUL."
LATEST DESIGNS IN
03nLa.nd.oliex3 aaa.d. XjSurrLps,
TTT'a.ter filters a,rs.d. Oooleaje,
0"u.tler3r 33tc, Etc, 33tc
H. E. McINTYllE & BRO.,
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
Groceries, Proyisions and Feed.
3Cuut Ooi'not "Foi't anil IClni: Stroalw.
New goods received by evr ry packet from the Eastern States and Europe. Fresh Call
fornla Produce by every steamer. All orders faithfully altendsd to, and Goods dellcrcd t
ttny part of the city rec of charge, Wand orders solicited. Satisfaction guaranteed., Post-
bftice liox No, 145 ) Telephone No. 92,
EntJiroiilired Fancy Wall
Aravjne Chenille Cords,
i'lushcs y . ' '
In All Color.
JAS. G. SPENCER,
Secretary & Treasurer.