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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISES, AUGUST 20, 188.
5 HitcliCfjel., Kawwila, Kauhane, Pilipo, God frey Urowr., Dole, Howell. Nce, 17. ilr. Dok- moved to recluco the item for teaia launch from 55000 to $3000. 3Ir. I.-:ealerg fcnoke on this subject ajjair., and eaid it was impossible to get a good boat for $3060. If they were to have a boat, they ought to have a good one, and not a plaything. Item passed at $5000. Mr. Kaulukou moved to insert an item of $164,000 for leading the water on to Ewa Plains. Lost. Hr. Kaulukou moved to insert an item of $10,000 for the Board of Genealogy. The Ayes and Noes were taken, and re sulted as follows : Ayes : Gibson, Galick, Judd, Kaae, Kanoa, 3fartin, Kaulukou, Keau, Lilikulani, Baker. Amara, Kaulia, Aholo, Kamakile, Gardner, Kahinu, Kaunamano, Palohua, Kupihea, Kakaleka. Ayes, 20. Noes : Bishop, Cleghorn, Issnberg, Bush, J. Jlott tfmitb, Walker, Cecil Brown, Kalua, Kanealii, W. O. Smith, Hitchcock, Kauwila, Kauhane, Pilipo, Godfrey Brown, Eowoll, Dole. Nos, 17. The item was inserted accordingly. 1STEBI0B DHPABTMEKT XEW ITEMS. Iioad between Ilamakua and South Kohala 500 Botum of South Sea Islanders 10,000 Running expenses Honolulu Water works 6,000 Support of Board of Genealogy .... 10,000 Beserroir at Waiohinu 1,000 Aid to Volunteers 12,000 At 5 p.H. the ITou&o took a recess until 7 P.M. Continued on next page. ITT Acme COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER. Tuesday, August 36, 1884. A COMMENDABLE PROCEEDING. 'The action of the President of the Joard of Health in so promptly se- fcj w A ceon or experience ana mgn reputa tion seems to have given universal satisfaction. Even though it be the thing we have not yet heard any one sneer or grumble. J A very large part of this community is more or less interested in horse flesh. The rav ages made by a certain disease which was lately imported into the country from California have been watched by all with a feeling of dismay, and the greatest anxiety has been felt to secure competent advice about it and skilled assistance to check it. No private individual or.association was, however, prepared to meet the. ex pense of .bringing here an accom plished veterinary surgeon. Such a man can make a good income where as ver he may be, in America or Europe, but the whole business that these islands could be expected to furnish for him; even in this particu lar trouble, would not be likely to irive him a reasonable iucome. A mere visit would have been of little use. What is wanted is someone always at hand. To secure such a person it was necessary to guarantee him an income equal to that he would have to relinquish if practicing else where. If the Planters' Labor and Supply Company had been a practi cal instead of a political association it miht have undertaken this mat ter. But nothing of the sort could be expected from that quarter. More over, with the single exception of its monthly magazine, it has made a failure of everything it has yet under taken, and this was a matter in which any risk of failure was to be most distinctly eschewed. Fortunately the Government listened favorably to representations privately made, and while nothing but empty disputes about the nature of. the disease which has invaded the country were going on here, arrangements were being quietly made between Mr. Gibson and Mr. Brodie, the result of which will be the arrival of the latter gen tleman in Honolulu within a few weeks from the present time. Mr. Brodie is a well-known man. in the State of Illinois.from which he comes, and from all we can learn a very wise choice has been made. The tes timonials he has forwarded appear to be unexceptionable. He is also known by reputation to many and personally to some of our residents, and satisfaction with the selection appears to be general among those who know anything of him. The greatest credit in connection with this matter is due to Mr. James Dcdd. He recognized from the first what was the right course to pursue, j and it is to his exertions, coupled with Mr. Gibson's ready co-operation, that we owe it that this prompt endeavor has been made to check the course of a disease which has already cost the country so much. Just what that disease may be is a subject as to which we hare our own opinions, but we are not going to give it a name lest we draw down upon U3 a host of critics. We will leave Brodie, V. S. to enlighten the public on that sub ject, although some of our good people in these Islands, who already know more about horses than any man can tell them, will no doubt dispute his opinion whatever it may turn out to be. It matters little by what name this disease may go now, or may re ceive in the future, the essential point is that it has proved grievously costly to the owners of horses, and if Mr. Brodie can check its spread and show us how to cure the animals that are seized with it he will earn the grati tude of hundreds here, along with his fees and his salary. Meanwhile we repeat that all praise is due to those who have had a hand in securing his services, and especially for Mr. Dodd for persistently pushing the matter, and to Mr. Gibson for acting promptly when convinced as to what was the right thing to be done. THE OPPOSITION'S SNEER. s The Bulletin, Saturday evening, fol lowed Its usual tactics in its com ments on Noble Macfarlane's speech on immigration matters. The Bul letin assumes that Mr. Macfarlane was defeated, but the fact remains that the gentleman carried 'his point, and completely defeated the Opposi- tion.f No better speech than Mr. Macffarlane's address has been made during the session, and no measure so clearly carried. As the item stood, in the bill which " formed the subject! of Friday's debate, it was restricted! to Japanese immigration, but it is now, made clear that if the Japanese ini migration is found impracticable, tho money caiu be. used for other purj poses. (Here is the amendment: It was moved by Mr. Howell to insert after the words "if impracticable, then such other immigration as may be practicable." This is the little joker, and this is where he came in. When the re-consideration of that item was carried, Mr. Macfarlane scored a success when the bill passed, the Opposition voting blindly for it, Mr. Macfarlane's case was simply placed just where he wanted it. Yet the Opposition could not see this, the Bulletin could not or would not sec it, but Mr. C. 11. Bishop saw it, and made a candid expression of his ideas. "Let those who want Jaiiane.se have them, and those win want Portu guese have them,'' said Mr. Bishop, which was a fair-minded conclusion. The Bulletin neglected to publish Mr. Macfarlane's speech, (although it published every other speech, and Mr. Macfarlane's was the main speech of the afternoon, the Daily Hawaiian and Advertiser giving it in full along with the other speeches) which was quite in keeping with the tactics of that journal, for they knew that the state ments in that speech would com pletely stultify their editorial article on the matter. " Perhaps to-day when reviewing Friday's proceedings Messrs. Dole, Smith & Co. may come to the conclusion that they were squarely beaten. Mr. Macfarlane showed his generalship by voting against the amendment, for he knew that had he voted for it, the Opposition would have dashed in to defeat it. This clause was substan tially what Kaulukou asked for, and Mr. Macfarlane, in voting against it, completely hoodwinked the enemies of Portuguese immigration. His speech was altogether free from per sonalities, and in this it bore a strik ing contrast to the tone of the Oppo sition's addresses, particularly of Mr. Hitchcock and Mr. Smith. Perhaps this moderation, so unfamiliar to those gentlemen, was one reason for their suspecting the presence of a job. Mr.Hitchcock's reasons for opposiug it are well known. He cannot get along with the Portuguese on his planta tion because of the severity of his treatment of them. We suspect the animosity of the other gentlemen may be traced to religious reasons, but we shall have more to say about this anon. In conclusion, we consider the passage at arms of Friday one of the neatest inci dents of the Session the first time the Opposition was fairly vanquished, though not the first time it3 organ, the Bulletin, labored to twist it into a defeat. We propose to-morrow to show how shamefully the Bulletin has misstated the facts in regard to Mr. Macfarlane's connection with the City of Paris subsidy bill. MORE SLANDER. The Hawaiian, with that careless ness for making unsupported asser tions for which it is remarkable, in sinuated on Saturday evening that an honorable Noble (meaning, of course, 3Ir. Macfarlane) had been entertaining the native members with a view to obtaining a subsidy for the City of Paris. This is the Bulletin's falsehood, but the Hawaiian, with more grace than its fellow-worker in the delectable vineyard of the sore heads, had the following last even ing: The Honorable Noble referred to by us on Saturday last as supplying nre water to native members, emphati cally denies having done so, and we are satisfied by the nature of the gen tleman's denial, that our information was incorrect. One word more on this subject, though the task of refuting the Bul letin's slanders seems an endless one. The clique behind this sheet insist that the idea of subsidizing the City of Paris is a scheme of Mr. Macfar lane's, originating with him, and having a direct bearing upon his in terests. Now, as a proof that there is no excuse for this falsehood, we quote from the prospectus of the City of Paris Steamship Line, which Is just as familiar to the Bulletin editors as tjis: "It is proposed to ask the Ha- wanan Government tor a moderator subsidy in support of the line, in re turn for which the steamer will carry mails, and render to the Government tlie customary service and privilege under such circumstances, and, if de sired, the steamer will be registered as a Hawaiian vessel under the flag of the Kingdom." 'Mr. Macfarlane was simply authorized by the steam ship company to make application for the subsidy. It was not his private scheme, or his pet scheme, but a plain business proposition. The Bulletin knew this, but would not acknowl edge it. The Haivaiian must have known it, but as, however, it confessed itself in error, we have no more to say about its share of the slander. The members of the Legislature were in vited to inspect the steamer, an in formal lunch was provided them, for which the agents of the line, and not Mr. Macfarlane paid, and at that same entertainment some of these very gentlemen who are popularly suspected of furnishing the alleged brains of the Bulletin, eat and drank most heartily, which they had a per fect right to do, and which their ho sts expected from them. But it is a low, mean business for the Bulletin to string such a tissue of falsehood to a pleasant, friendly affair. It is Bulls tin like, and that is perhaps the only way to characterize it. Again, as a matter of fact, the ap plication for the subsidy was intro duced by a native member ; nor was Mr. Macfarlane aware of it on that day. It is well known that the pro position of a fine vessel like the City of Pa)is, sailing under the Hawaiian, flag, naturally appealed to the national sentiment, and then desire to obtain a subsidy to secure this fine ship., carrying the colors of this country at her main, was in every way a laudable and natural ambition. The introduction of the bill was prema ture, and Mr. Macfarlane had not even canvassed the House on the measure. He was undecided whether it should be introduced at all, as re trenchment had formed the principal topic of the session, and when it was put to the House he refrained froin voting. Baron de Bonnemains, the swell who, till his funds gave out, was a pet of the San Francisco elitet is in New York, and threatens to come back to San Francisco and thrash his creditors. It would be a bold man who would lick his creditors, but, if the Baron can establish a precedent that debts can be settled in that way, it may have a whole some deterrent effect on bill collectors. OPIUM. To hear the subject of licensing opium discussed in the House is per fectly bewildering. Our report of yesterday's proceedings, if carefully read, must convince every one that opium is the chaos which the Legis lature seems unable to transform into a world, the Scylla and Chary bdis against which they bump in a whirl pool of coufusion. Now, in good sooth the opium question is not a difficult one to settle. It may startle some of our readers if we prove to them that it is no worse than tobacco or beer. The Colonial Surgeon of Hongkong and Inspector of Hospi tals Dr. Philip B. C. Ayres, L. M. and M. R. C. S., accounts for the fre quent emaciation of opium smokers by the very probable supposition that they often substitute opium smoke for solid food, and he very sensibly observes: "If a man starves his belly for the sake of opium smoking of course he becomes emaciated. He is not likely to get fat upon smoke of any kind." And the Hongkong Daily Press stated in a recent article "that opium when smoked merely does not in all cases cause emaciation, we can state of our o'wn knowledge. We now have in our mind's eye one of the fattest natives of our acquaint ance, the typical pork-fed Cantonese of South China, who for years has been so fat that he cannot see his own boots, and thi3 man has been an habitual opium smoker for the last twenty years. Then, again, we have Dr. Ayre's incontrovertible gaol figures. The smokers, as a rule, gained in weight, eveu immediately after knocking oir their opium. Now, it is a well known fact that any per sons who have, been accustomed to receive morphia into the system, in any shape or form, cannot suddenly leave off the habit without entailing on themselves the most serious con sequences. It has been shown that opium smokers do not so suffer; ergo, it is plain that the morphia is not ab sorbed into the system from the pipe.'' It must not be understood that the Advertiser desires to see opium in these islands, even as a source of revenue, but, since it is impossible to prevent its smuggling it is better to reap a certain revenue from it. We do the same with spirits. Every gal lon pays a duty of $3, and, speaking from memory, wo believe that five sevenths of the customs duties are de rived from this source. And while speaking on the subject it may be well to correct a popular error. Great Britain has been charged with introducing opium into China. Dr. Kerr of the anti-opium journal, The Friend of China, wrote recently that, "the instrument used for the production of the vapor is a very peculiar, one," invented by the Chi nese, and now being introduced by them into the United States and England. If opium cannot be kept out of these islands, and that is con ceded, it would surely have been only common sense to let the Government make the revenue and give the licensee all the chance possible to stop smuggling. TAKE IT BACK. There was an awful report on the streets on Thursday that someone had stolen the Hawaiian's Latin diction ary, and that our able and conscien tious contemporary intended to sus pend publication until it turned up. Fortunately for the intelligence of this city, the dictionary was found and the Hawaiian came out as usual with its regular hog-latin phrase. We quote it fresh from an editorial about the Hawaiian bar some new saloon which has neglected to send in its card "3fisere est serritus uli Jus est aut vagum aut in cognitum. This is a very mean, low-down insinua tion, which our contemporary did not dare to translate. It is an out rage upon the respectable, moral por tion of the community, and stamps the Hawaiian as a journal totally unfit for admittance to respectable houses where the young ladies of the family may have even a smattering of Latin. This sort of thing might do well enough in Paris, where peo ple are accustomed to free and easy sayings, but we warn the Hawaiian that in a community like this such grossness, eveu though couched in a dead language, will be promptly re sented. In Heaven's name, what does it take us for, when it can calmly and audaciously perpetrate such a trross and uncalled-for slander upon the morals of this community? We hope, in the interest of deceucy, j for its own sake, for the Fake of its readers, for the sake of its MIIttlo captains," for the sake of its accom plished editor and genial manager, it will take this back. Hard times form no excuse for licentious utter ance. Fou years past there bus been a determined eilbrt to Intimidate the ice-cream girl by retailing all sorts of deadly dangets as attendant upon the reckless practice of participating in that extravagant dish, und now these friends of the economical lover, de termined to curry their work still further, are attempting ' to boycott the soda water fountain. With thi end in view a com mission was' re cently appointed to examine tha soda-water fountains of New York City, and now this commission has reported that it finds the linings of these fountains often lu such a poisonous condition as to render the fluid deleterious to health. The Health Officer has also rewrted to the commission that ho had seen dead rats In the bottom of the" yrup cans in some of the most rep of able and largest drug stores in iu city. This is certainly a strong shmtrihg, and is deserving a place in every young man's hat where it Mwuld bo carefully pasted as a terrible ward ing to those unfortunate girN who are afllicted with the depraved taste for soda-water. Talking in glowing terms of the Opposition, the Hawaiian of last evening remarked: s They have defeated the two or three most monstrous schemes which un scrupulous political power, backed by unscrupulous capital, was prepared to force upon this country. The scalp of two banking bills haug at their belt, and tho skin of the' lottery bill decorates their wigwam. This Is coolness with a vengeance, when we consider that Mr. Cecil Brown, a prominent member of tho Opposition, was the introducer of the last banking bill. Yet Mr. Brown wears his scalp, and a handsome one it is, and for all we know ho may have the skin of his bill In his wig wam. Whatever tho sins of the Gov ernment may be, this banking bill cannot bo laid at their doors. It was fathered by the Opposition, and to them belongs all its inodorous reputa- -tion. Tho Hawaiian was slightly unfortunate in this allusion. We are delighted that the recep tion to the members of the Opposi tion proved such an. unqualified suc cess. Tho gentlemen present enjoyed themselves thoroughly, and tho speeches were really very nice. The quality of the provisions, so far as heard from, was beyond criticism." The music was fine, and the crowd perfectly good natured. Wo hope these little affairs will occur often. They teud to develop oratory and good feeling, and to , keep tho ico cream machines busy. As a matter of fact, wo are nervous about further comment on this sociable "blow-out lest the Opposition" journals should state that wo are sneering. It is too bad, really too absurd, that we can not speak a kind word of the gentle men of the Opposition without being" accused of this offense. If any philanthropic architect should feel impelled .to erect a Palaco of -Truth at his own expense, we.ro commeud him to select a building site in Honolulu. A lie cannot live here. It cannot travel at the rate of twenty miles an hour, and gather fresh steam from every mouth it halts to freshen up on the way. The malo lie, hot from the lips of the male liar more vigorous, more malignant, and more lasting than the female liecan never get a start in this community. It cannot flit from the bar-room to the tea-table, and from the tea-tab!e to the church door. Of course it can not. Let us have the architects by the next steamer, get the foundation stone of the Palace of Truth laid at once, and select the wardens of tho building from the Bulletin editorial staff. . The Bulletin states that a dog be longing to one of its subscribers was poisoned on Tuesday. We knew this careless practice of flinging the Bid letin about for any Incautious animal to chew on would some time result fatally.