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BISHOP & Co., BANKERS
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
Draw E.xchango on tho
JRunlc ol Cnlllbi-nlu, H. IT.
And tliolr ngcuts In
NEW YORK, BOSTON, MONO KONG.
Messrs. N. 51. llotliFchlld & Bon, London
Tho Commercial Hank Co., of Sydney,
Tho Commcrclnl Hunk Co., of Sydney,
The lJ.uikof New Zealand: Auckhuid,
Chrlstchurch, mid Wolllnuton,
The Hank of British Columbia, Vic
toriti, 15. 0., and Port land, Or.
Transact a General Hanking ltnslncss.
Plodgod to neither Sect nor Putty,
Bat citAbllihod for the benefit of nil,
FRIDAY, MARCH HI!, 1880.
1 'It would seem from a Washington
despatch that the Morrison bill pro
poses to place rice on the free list
a fact not stated in the published
synopsis of the bill. It now pays
2 cents a pound duty. On behalf
of the rice planters of South Caio
lina Mr. Trcnhohn of Charleston ap
peared before the "Ways and Means
Committee to protest against the
repeal of tho duty, and ono argu
ment which ho used was that the
duty on rice is mainly paid by
Chinamen in California, and that it
is about the only tax they do paj
Mr. Trcnholm's position is indisput
ably correct. The statistics of im
portation show that in 1881 fully
78,000,000 pounds of rice were en
tered at Pacific coast ports. Most
of this vast quantity is consumed by
the Chinese, who, in spite of all the
assertions to the contrary, make rice
their staple diet.
Of the 78,000,000 pounds im
ported 13,000,000 pounds comes
from Hawaii, and is duty free. In
speaking of the beauties of the re
ciprocity treaty with the kanaka
kingdom, the impoitation of rice is
too often lost sight of. Yet the
figures arc extremely instructive.
In 1875 the imports of Hawaiian
rice were 000,000 pounds. In 1883
they wero swelled to 12,8G2,!)51
pounds under the beneficent influ
ence of the treaty. While the United
States is permitting the Hawaiian
rice-planter who is always a China
man to send his rice to our country
duty free, tho thrifty Mongol on tho
islands imports rice from his native
land to feed his hands with. Thus
the statistics of the kingdom present
the auomaly of exporting and im
porting largo quantities of the same
raw product. It is a very neat
transaction for tho Ilawaiians, but
rather rough on Uncle Sam's trea
sury. lnstend of moving for the removal
of the duty from rice Mr. Morrison
should make an effort to make that
which comes in free from Hawaii
pay a tariff. People on the Pacific
coast who understand the matter
would regard the placing of rice on
the free list as a deliberate bop to
the Chinese, who would bo the
chief, if not the only, gainers by tho
The foregoing is from the San
Francisco Chronicle. It is a sample
of the style of argument resorted to
ly tho opponents of the United
States-Hawaiian Treaty. From the
Chronicle's standpoint, there bccms
to bo force in tho statements pro
duced, but the strength of the argu
ment rests wholly on its manifest
unfairness. The statement is alto
gether one-sided. As well might
the readers of the Chronicle tabu
that sheet and withdraw their sup
port from it on the ground that the
paper was issued at a handsome
profit to the proprietors. That the
quantity of Hawaiian rice bought on
the Pacific coast has increased under
the operations of the treaty is not to
1)0 denied, but to say that the great
development of the rice trade is due
to the " beneficent inlluenco " of the
treaty is entirely too big a dose
of anti-treaty physic. Where the
" beneficent influence " begins and
ends will likely be moro easily de
tected subsequent to the abrogation
of the treaty, than now. While tho
Chronicle and other papers try to
make it appear that tho trade of tho
Hawaiiau Islands is wholly de
pendent upon tho treaty, it may not
Lo out of placo to recall the fact
that a great part of tho accumulated
wealth of this city, to-day, was
amassed before the treaty came into
existence. The " beneficent inllu
enco " of tho arrangement is repre
sented to be all in favor of this
country. Hut the S. F. Chronicle
and others of that ilk, forget to say
anything about the " beneficent in
fluence" exerted on the other side.
The imports and exports of mer
chandise of this kingdom, for 1885,
as stated in this paper some three
vrceks ago, amounted to 812,801),
02, and tho total vnluo of our ex
ports to and imports from the United
States, was 811,874,013 or 02.01
per cent, of tho wholo of our foroign
commerce. In proportion to popu
lation, it is probably safe lo sny that
no country in tho world lias a larger
carrying trade than tho Hawaiian Isl
ands, and of tho total valuo of goods
transported in our foreign trade,
80.05 per cent, was carried in United
States bottoms. The last mentioned
is one of the results that operates
solely to tho advantage of but one
of the contracting parties, and that
tho one exerting the " beneficent in
fluence." With respect to the 811,
801,013 worth of commerce between
the United States and Hawaii, the
advantages arc mutual. The trade
is profitable as well to the 1'ucillo
Coast as to the Hawaiian Islands,
and if, owing to the small cxtcnl of
this country as compared with the
vastness of tho United Slates, the
advantages are more perceptible
here, it by no means follows that
these advantages justify tho oppo
nents of the treaty in the assump
tion that the Hawaiian Islands arc
but " poor relations," extorting the
means of subsistence from the
United States by working on their
over generous "beneficence." It
may never have occurred to the
enemies of the Hawaiian Treaty
that a largo proportion of both tho
foreign and domestic trade of theso
islands is manipulated by United
States citizens, and, that the main
tenance of the treaty is neither more
nor less than continuing nn untram
mclcd intercourse with their own
people. And in connection with
the alleged support of Chinese
labor by the California importers of
Hawaiian rice, which appears in the
extract at the head of this article,
the Chronicle ought never to forget
tho fact that producers of articles of
food, clothing ami furniture on the
Pacific coast, are no less dependent
on the buyers of their goods in this
country than arc the rice-producing
Chinamen of Hawaii on the rice
eating section of the population of
California. While San Francisco is
certainly the heaviest buyer of Ha
waiian products, let it not be for
gotten that Hawaii is one of Cali
fornia's wealthiest nnd most profit
Of all the absurdities brought
forward in opposition lo the con
tinuance of tho treaty, the last ex
tremity is reached in the argument
that it ought to bo abrogated be
cause, forsooth, the Spreckels firm
has made money out of it. This is
surely competition run mad. If
there were anything in this view of
the matter, it ought to apply to
exactly the contrary effect. The
writers and politicians on the other
side who would murder the treaty to
kill Messrs. Spreckels & Co. would
be more in the line of common sense
by citing this firm as an instance of
the "beneficent influence" of the
treaty on the business of the Pacific
coast. Free trade is the logical
sequence of connections long since
established, and intercourse res
tricted by tariffs or other encum
brances, would be utterly incon
sistent with the geographical, his
torical, and social relations existing
between the United States and the
PROTECTION FOR BIRDS.
The native wild ducks are now
breeding nnd not lit for food, but
notwithstanding this fact are hunted
and killed with impunity by unscru
pulous sportsmen and boys, and by
ignorant natives and Chinamen.
There is no law to protect these poor
birds, which are rapidly decreasing,
and unless some decisive means arc
soon adopted nnd rigidly enforced,
they will soon be exterminated. No
truo sportsman will shoot any bird or
animal during its breeding season,
and if our local hunters would use
their ondeavors to get a law passed
during tho coming legislature, It
would bo not only an act of huma
nity, but would also ufford better
sport after tho youngs birds become
Wanted, about $1,200,
AGAINST Bottomry Bond on tho
German bark Apollo, II. Groth,
master, 097 tons register, class !).!!, 1..1.1.
Veritas. Tho vessel is to sail from this
port for Tonala, Mexico, on or about
April 3, 18S0. Scaled Tenders will bo
received at the German Consulate up to
SATURDAY, Mar. 27th. 12 noon.
Master German bark Apollo,
Honolulu, March 25, 1660. It
I nnlntcd an Assl
havlnir linen nn.
pointed an Assignee of tho KUato
of E. O. Howo of Honolulu, Oahu, a
Bankrupt, all liorsons indebted tn said
estate nro hcrehy h ilk , pn, ihu
same Immediately to ihu undersigned.
Slw W. (,'. PAUK13, Assignee.
VaTble Real Estate
On "Wednesday, April 7th,
Uy order of II. A. Wldcmann, E
President Deuteher Vcrcln, I will pell ut
I'ulillo Auction, at my Haleprnom, '10
Queen Street, tho 1'rcinlpen nnd Lot
ell known as the
With Club Building & Bowling Alloy,
The gioiindiiuie well laid out, and tho
prembes imii he entered by Kiiinia and
I'unclilioul StreetH. The iihovo oilers a
good chanuu for Investment.
J5f" Terms miiilo known ut time of
LEWIS J. LEVEY,
80 td Auctioneer.
SATURDAY, Mar. 27th,
at 10 o'clock a M , at my Salesroom, will
he Bold, a full lino of
Dry Goods, Clothing
Groceries, Crockery, Glassware,
Cala. Potatoes, Onions, Maul Corn,
Uags No. 1 and 2 Sugar,
Cs. Fresh Tablo Pears &. Poaches,
25 c Llhhey, MoNcalo & Lililicy
A I.AltOK VA1HETY OK
1 Largo Swim o I lmn,
1 twobeatcd Open Wagon, almost new;
3 Horses, Broken to Harness,
Australian and Mexican Saddlci,
Sets of Now buggy and Ctrt Harness.
J. LYONS, Auct'r.
At tho residence of Mr. E. F. Lymnn,
No. 00 Merchant Street, corner
of Alakca Street,
On TUESDAY, Mar. 30th,
at 10 a.m., will lie told, the
4 Bedroom Sets, li Single Beds,
Spring Matlrasses, 0 Mosquito Nets,
I'lllows, etc., Centre Table, Cornor
Brackets, Chairs and Dining Table,
Door Mats, Cartoons, Hooks, Coal Oil,
Stovo and Kitchen Furniture,
Crockeiy and Glass, Bath Tub,
Verandah Chairs, Lamps, etc.
E. P. ADAMS & Co.,
85 4t Auctioneers.
W. S. LUCE,
Wine & Spit Mercian,
Has opened and keeps on hand, all
which ho otl'ers to tho Trade at as low
figures as they can be had clsowhcro In
tho city ; nnd will shortly recelvo bovcral
IS gw Brands
hllliorto unknown to tho Islaud Trade.
LADIES, ATTENTION I
The Ladies' Bazaar
WIM, OIT.N ON
SATURDAY, Slnr. Sth,
WITH A CIIOIOIJ STOCK OK
Millinery, Fancy Goods, &c.,
at 08 llotol Btrect, next door to
Lowis & Co
Miss A. M. Burke
lias chargo of
tho Millinery Department,
wmes & Spin
I VERY llorso Owner's Cyclopedia,
ll treating of Diseases and flow to
Ouro them j tho American Trolling
llorso; Breeding and Training, and
Itecords of Trotting and Kunnlng
Stock. BOO Illustration1) and Engrav
ings, by Slnnehoimo nnd other eminent
men. Sold by milxcrlptinns.
a-) .i. m. oat, .niifccq
The White House,
Corner Tlitril mill How mil HIh..
HAN KltANCICO, (,'Al.l HOItNI A.
Mi .ImnuN 'V. "While,
Formerly of tho White House, Nuuanu
Avenue, having purchased Iho St. Law
rence House, at tho above address, con
tainlng 30 rooms, all beautifully fur.
ntslicd, in suites and single, offers many
advantages to travellers to and from tho
isiamiH. 'I lie House is loeatiu mil tnrcu
Fipiare.s fiom Iho I'ulacu and Ilahlwin
Hotels. Terms very inndeiate. 1 85
COTTAGE TO LET.
In l'alnma, near Air. J. I.
Dowsett's residence, that cle.
cant Cottaire hitherto occu.
nicd hv the owner. John Holicllo, with
line flower and fruit gaidqn, stable,
etc. Terms favorable. Watei connect,
cd with the grounds. Apply to
84lm HYiMAN BROS., Queen St
JOHN B. QOTJG-H'S
Lust Literary Production,
" Platform Echoes,"
Sold only by subscription. John A.
l'almcr, sole agent for tho
84 Hawaiian Islands. lw
FOlt SAN FRANCISCO.
JOWjw1 Tho splendid now American
AV. S. UOWNI3,
Will have quick despatch for tho
E3P" Kor freight or passage apply to
F.' A. SOIIAEFER & Co.,
81 tf Agents.
By order of J. W. McCandles, Eq.,
wo will sell at public auction, 111 tho
residence, on (Jtiecn Street, nct to Gov
ernment Building, on
WEDNESDAY, Mar. 31st,
tho Household Furniture, consisting of
15. W. JESoolcease,
BW M T Table, Ivoa Table,
BW Carpet Rockers,
.1 Ligiit Chandeliers,
French Marble Clock,
Bli; Walit Mini Set,
Oak Bedroom Set,
Mattrasie, Mosquito Nets,
Store Fixture, Crockery,
Bath Tub, Hay Cutler, Meat Safe,
And a Lot of Fowls.
81 Ct E. P. ADAMS & CO., Auct'rs.
BY n Competent Seamstress (Portu
guese) a situation with a private
family, or Dressmaker. Apply to
M. A. GONSALVES & CO.,
57 Hotel Street. 72
TTAVING been appointed tolo Agent
New Zealand Butter,
the first shipment having just nrrived
per s.s. Mararon, I have the -suine to
oll'or In quantities to suit at unusually
low rates, in packages of 1, 2 and 7 lbs.
hermetically sealed Tins. This article
Superior to any XSuttei
hitherto produced or offered for snlo in
LEVEY, Solo Agent
40 Queen Street.
IT affords us great pleasure to testify
that wo are highly satisfied with
the Intcr.Island Steam Navigation Cum.
imiiy's routo to tho Volcano, Wo be.
ileve It to bo tho best and most convcnl
cnt, and have much pleasure in lecom.
mending it to the notice of intending
tourists. We lmvo looked over the
pamphlet willteu about UiIh roud, und
everything stated in tho sumo fully cor
responds with tho reality, without being
MBDOREM CRAWFORD, Oregon.
AHE DROWN, San Francisco,
ABE L. IIHOWN. San Francltce.
Punaliiu, Feb. 21. 188(1. 02 tf
Haw'n Carriage Manf'g Co., 00 100
E. O. Hall & Son, 75 100
Intcr.Island S. N. Co., 100 100
Bell Telephone, (ifc 33 10
Haw'n AgrlculturnlJOo., (3 00 100
Wtlder's Steamship Co., 1)7 100
C. Browcr & Co., 100 100
Hnlnwu, GO 100
Woodlawn Daliy, 00 100
Wuiluku Sugar Co., 00 100
Walmanalo, inn 100
Star Mill. 25 500
Reciprocity Sugar Co., 80 100
L. A. THURSTON, Stock Brokei.
38 Merchant Street, 101 ly
DAVIS & WILDEK,
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
Staple and Fancy Groceries.
Beg to call the Mtentlnn of their patrons and housekeepers grnrr.
ally to the arled assortment of their
Excellent New Stock !
Which Is coii'lantly leplcnithcd by every veusc! nrrlvlng from tho States
mid Kmope, selected with special rate to cater to the recognised critical
taste of local patronage.
Groceries and Provisions
In every variety of detail.
MACONDRAY & CO.'S finest Green and Blnok Teas;
American ami Eilkili Talile Luxuries !
And delicacies in endless variety.
Grosso & Blackwoll's Conserves and thu Cutting Packing's First Grades;
The Celebrated Dold & S011V Bullulo Hams iindBacon, tho choicest ever
brought lo this market;
Cereals In eveiy variety in patent wenvel proof tins;
Evaporated and Pitted Fruit and every variety of Nuts;
Oysters, Fish, Vegetables and Fruits
On lee Eveiy Steamer.
tW A personal inspection of our FRESH STOCK, wo believe, will result in
a keen edge to nppetito and 11 heightened Interest In tho HOME MEAL
JUST OPENED UP,
Jersey Waists from $2 to $8;
Jersey Cloths in all Shades;
Ladies' Untrimmed Hats, the latest Styles;
Ornaments, All-Over Lace,
And a Fine Line of Trunks,
STILL AHEAD !
Per Stenmor Mariposa, tlie
TEMPLE OF FASHION
will receive a Tall lino oi tlo
Latest American and English Styles of Dry Goods.
uooils line; also, nn excellent Stock of J
Toadies and Misses' Shoes,
The Gents' Furnishing Department
Must be Closed before the arrival of the MnripoHn.
SKAT T.11 S.,i,0k .f 5rc,n'8 !Uul N8' Sullfl on lmml which, until tho ni.
benovlng." b0l,lll,u,l!bH lim f,,(;"y Prices. If you doubt, call. "Seeing Is
P.O. BOX 316.
General Business Agent
Heal Estate Accnt.
uiinuvi uf ni. i in
Grti;iu!inionu A t
inAmcrlc b 1,,ll,oftlJ Agent
In llond or Duty i'niil.
A Very Choloe Lot, Fresh and Full.
Tho Host in tlio Market.
HOLLISTER & Co,
J. K. WILDER.
1,1 XR OP
S. COHN & CO., Proprietors.
Honolulu, ii. I.
Custom House Broker,
Flro ami Life Insurance Agent.
COTTAGE TO RENT,
No. 127 Deretnnia Street, at
present occupied by A. KUlem.
PnqKCftslnn i.lvnti Afn. 1nt
Enquire on tho premises, or of L. WAyI
Kin an Btrect. In rear. 78 tf
''PIIE undersigned has moved Into the
, ?.?lc. of Mr-J' E Wiseman, where
ho will bo prepared to furnish house,
hold servants, collect bills, do Anglo
Ohinc6o interpreting, nnd n general
business, (69 0m) SOYONG,