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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER;' r UONOLULO, DECEMBER ' 5 ? 1900.
THE PACIFIC Cuinmcrcial Advertiser VfAXttSR O. 8 KITH - - EDITOR. WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 6 Mr. Gear has probably gone to ; "Washington to.see whether there are any birds In last year's nests. , White diplomat who have lost their own heads, seem to he the most con sbicuous people in the head-hunting line In China. f . John G. Woolley says that President McKinley's re-election is a "triumph of the groggery."- Is tt possible . that cold water diet can affect., a man's mind like that? - . ' An evening paper asks, very perti nently, why the people who are caugnt once a month in the food Inspector's dragnet are no't prosecuted? The an swer is, perhaps, on its way, aad will be awaited with curiosity by a public that has come to regard the law for its protection from bad food as a dead letter.: , . .. ; - . The'appointment of A. S. Cleghorn as a park commissioner la one of the best that.cpuld be made. Governor Cleghorn looked after the selections of trees and shrubs for -Thomas Square, and has always shown a lively and in telligent concern In the use of natural resourced forlie bjutlflcaloino!! the city. He is the right man in the right place. z . - i ' ... A plea for a Country Club appears elsewhere In this paper. Such a club would fit in nicely with the out-of-door life of Hawaii and 'become, under prop er, auspices, a social ' boon. Each of the larger islands ought to have an institution of this kind, the advantages and characteristics of which are bo pleasingly described by our corres pondent. Bad smeHs are beginning to abound , again in the Asiatic quarter, and in out-of-the-way nooks and corners. A place which gets the waste from a Kallhl poi factory already smells to heaven, and the Japanese hog ranches along the Kalihl shore are easily perceptible to the nostril, when the wind i3 right, at the distance of hfl.lt a mile. The odors of King street,' Ewa of the depot, are often abominable. Meanwhile the city is still waiting for that garbage crematory, and for the completion of the sewers. The attempts of some of the rail- ;MUNICIPAL EXPENSES. After ecrapins . the United States with a fine tooth comb tha .- Bulletiu 2nds fceven cities which, aj it says, have a lower tax rate than the District of Columbl Yesterday the Advertiser quoted fifty-nine . that have higher ones. As for the accuracy, of the Bul letin's figures. Fort Wayne, Ind., is given .92V4 on the $10n, when the al manac tables put the rate at (1.00, and Pittsburg, Pa., is given a rate of 0.13, when the actual rate is 41 20. in some of these cities the assessed valuation has been put up at a prodigious figure so as to reduce the rate, the assessed valuation of Pittsburg standing at $287,322,894, or over fourteen times the sum which the United States paid for the Philippine Islands. It must not be overlooked, either, that the Pittsburg municipality has rolled up a debt of $12,353,301. San Francisco, one of the worst gov erned cities In the world Washington being one of the best governed has an assessed valuation of about $500, 000,000. It takes ,over $5,000,000 per year to carry the city, and county on, yet the streets are badly paved, the sewers abominable, and the . general improvements poor. .- y. - j. How things went in San Francisco under the old charter may be seen through this article in the San Fran cisco Examiner .of 'June 11, 1896: When C. A- Buckley '., was at the height of his power in the politics ami the offices' of the city he was heard to express-' the opinion that he could take the contract to run the city government for J3.000.00Q a year, give an Improved service and "make a good profit on the deal. Buckley knew the cost and value of the municipal departments as well as any man-in-the city,. and there is no reason to doubt that his statement was correct. When Buckley spoke the taxes and appropriations were net as follows Total expenditures $4,1S1,961 Total from taxation 2,667,531 Tax levy on $100 , $1,067 At that time the population of the city was less by about one-tenth than it is today. The interest fund was greater, the permanent improvements provided for were about the same as today, and the service given the public was hardly different from tffat now of fered. The city was Kept In as good order, the fire loss was no greater, the courts attended to about the same num ber of cases in about the same time. and the clerical force at the City Hall carried through much the same amount of work in the same way that it is now done. The only conspicuous Improve ment is seen in the cleaning of the streets and the lighting of the outsida districts. Yet for the government of the city thla, year the people have to pay: . , - - Total expenditures (estimated). $6,400,610 Total from taxation 5,014,616 Tax levy on $100 .' $1,565 The expenditures have Increased by $2,218,649, the amount wrung from the people in taxes has increased by $2, 347,035, the tax levy has been larger by 50 cents (lacking 2 mills) on the $100. ?La Crosse. Wis. Lawrence, Mass, - - . .1 I . L . A 4 Y.. xut.e Kock, -Ark. Lci.g Island City. N Los Angeles. Ca! . . . Louisviiic, iy Lynn, Alass. Manchester, N. H. . Memphis, Tenn. .... Milwaukee,. -Wis. ... Minneapolis,. JJinnJ Mobile, Ala. Nashville, Tenn. ... Newark. N. J New 'Bedford, Mass. New Brunswick, N. J, New Haven, Ct ., New Orleans, La. ... Newport, R. I , Newton, Mass 3.839,250 NewYorfc City U4.161.299 Omaha, Neb. 3,011,100 Peoria. 111. 219.500 Philadelphia, Pa, 34.207,720 Pittsburgh, Pa. (c) -12,353,301 450.345 l,lii.4 3.644,OJ 1,441.(M) 8,i2,UUu 2,88.77 1,974,205 2,380,000 6,0.6,750 6,540,000 2,260,0Uti 3.226,001 11.25S.6S4 906,518 1,574.800 898.293 15.723.345 459.000 $4 Portland, Me. 1.286,796 Portland, Ore 6,122,070 Poughkeepsie, N. Providence, R. I. Quincy, 111 ... Reading, Pa. ...... .. Richmond, Va. ...... Rochester, N. Y. (a) . Rockford, 111. Sacramento, Cal. 1,738,000 6,123,689 1,400,000 943.500 7,202,632 8,467,000 308,300 600,000 Saginaw, Mich. 1.152,000 331,000 182,000 3.102,900 650,000 635,961 San Diego. Cal San Francisco, Cal Savannah, Ga Schenectady, N. Y. Scran ton. Pa. Seattle, Wash 3.535,000 Sioux City, Iowa 1,207,63c Somerville, Mass , 1,531,000 Springfield 111. .. .. 925,250 Springfield, Mass. - 1,483,911 Springfield, O. 875,481 St. Joseph, Mo 1.254,600 St. Louis, Mo . . . . . 20,647.711 St. Paul, Minn 7,993,177 Syracuse, N. Y. ' 4S.046.081 Tacoma, Wash. ...r 2,730,000 886.957 6.010,272 336,600 1,704.402 304.890 311.450 1.976.250 1.976 2r.' Taunton, Mass. Toledo, O. ... Topeka, Kan. Troy, N. Y Utica, N. Y. Washington, D. C, see Dis ' trict of Columbia, Wtlkesbarre, Pa. (a) ........ Wllllamsport, Del. , Wilmington,-Del. ... Worcester, Mass , 2,530,368 Yonkers, N. Y. 2,804,252 Except water debt. (a) Report of January 1. 1896. (b) Figures given at Brooklyn Include Flatbush, Flatlands, New Utrecht, and Gravesend. (c) Gross public debt. If Honolulu enters the plundered sis terhood of American cities It can hard ly prove to be an exception to the rule. It will be run into debt as fast as the taxeaters can do the work The very nature of the electoral ma jority is proof sufficient of this. Men who would vote the taxes are not the ones who would be forced to pay them; the men who would direct the expenditure of funds for public ends are of the kind who made up the ex travagant road boards in 1890, and the Legislatures which even a Chinaman could buy. It is absurd .to look to such an electorate for wise or economical city government. As well try to gath er grapes of thorns or figs of thistles. All the reasons given in favor of a The Mill Cannot Grind - cvith Water That's Post' A fagged out, tearful little woman said this in telling her cares and weaknesses Her friend encouraged by telling of a relative who was cured of Just such troubles by Hood's SarsapartHa. The little woman now has tears of joy, for she took Hood's, which put her blood in prime order, amd she teoes on the. strength of the present in stead of worrying about that of the past. Told Her Friend "After ka-ving goitre on my neck 42 years Hood's Sarsa partUa completely cured me. was so glad I told friends about it and a lady in Wisconsin who read of my cure told me she also took Hoofs for the same trouble and was cured. She thanked me." Mrs. cAnna Sutherland, Kalamazoo, SMich. fcfcdS SaMafHViittq a J.'f JVJJilLLLi.i mi i smsm f i rr in Hood' PUU caw Uwr Hl; the non-irrluting and only cathartic to tk with Hood 8rparina. Perfumes I AND Perfumes I If the city government of eight years .uruipi. i i iu wa, wasUn? nearIy $1,200,000, hOW' road to induce large colonies of Boers much are the people being swindled v to settle in America should be encour-'ou' .f, no.7 . , , fc lUtlay f public mney- A m0re rapid , h ... ftnd Trritri.i wprn J JL XSLJ c,nuav .acquisition of "improvements" is asked menta. Any new country Is enriched "hould not cost above 10 per cent more when It gets immigrants of the hardy, tne increase of population supposing the brave, Industrious and God-fearing character, of which the Boers are a conspicuous type. Some of the best citizens of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt among them, are descended from the Boer3 of New Amsterdam. The Anglo-Saxon and Dutch strains are among the strongest and that can be united in a single race, 00 the more Boers Wjo "trek" to Am erica the better. , As material for the next patriotic There Is a great difference between these two. : . One article Is really what the name implies; the other a cheap imitation. only. WE HAVE The Real Kind Don't be fooled by the other kind. Before purchasing, come and inspect our elegant assortment of real Thanksgiving termon, here are some Interesting data from English eources: In an address before the 'Manchester board of trade Sir Robert Glhen, the noted London statistician, recently set forth his reasons for helping that the United States was now the most pow erful of all the nations of the globe. "It is" true." said Sir Robert, that Russia has a much larger population, but the Inferiority of the units is so great that the pre-eminence of the United States is not questioned. Rus sia, Germany and England have all Crown, while France and Austria by comparison have remained stationary, so now the great world powers are four only the United Spates, Great Britain, Russia and Germany, with France a doubtful fifth." Also this classification of countries according to their wealth ly the British statistician Mulball: The. United States, 30,C00, 000,000; Great Britain, $43,000,000,000; France, $47,000,000,000; Germany, $40, 00O.00O.C0O; Russia, $32,000,000,0)0. All this is excellent material for ' Brother Lee to use next time. city government to be run on a given rate per capita. On a liberal allowance an extra (400,000 would provide for all the additional work done. It would, therefore, appear that $3,000,000 of the enormous tax levy of the present fiscal year has been wasted In extravagant or useless expenses. The people cannot hope to have their business run with the economy and efficiency found in purest Prlvate business. But it is evident that we can cio a gooa deal Detter tnan this. In spite of all the laws passed by the legislature to swell the expenses by giving Jobs to politicians. It is possible t" cut down the cost of the city govern ment by at least Sl.500.000, and possibly by 11,700,000. Before the present fiscal year the city government never cost above $4,927,136. and when this was fix ed In 1893 It was conslderd-an Excess ive appropriation. This figure would be a reduction of a' million and a half in the expenses of the present - year. Even so much of a reduction would be gratefully received by an overburdened people. But a still further cut could be made without crippling any depart ment of the city government. Such a reduction would put a good part of the Taxeaters Brigade under the painful necessity of going to work, but the public could bear this result with much philosophy. The new charter was Trained to get better results, but instead, according to the San Francisco papers, the change has been for the worse. Thieves and taxeaters still get their innings; the city is yet without an effi cient system of public utilities. Of all the American municipalities named by the Advertiser and the Bul letin there 13 not one which his not gone Into debt, most of them heavily. Observe thU Ust: Cities Albany, N. Y. Allegheny, Pa Atlanta, Ga Baltimore, Md Bay City, Mich, (a) Binghamton, N. Y. iioston, Mass. V The obvious preparations Mr. Bryan ! Bridgeport. Ct is making for a third battle show him 1 Brooklyn, N. Y to be -the most undaunted politician the Democratic party has had 4a the field rfnee Martin Van Buren's time. Generally speaking, one defeat 13 enough for a Damocratic presidential candidate. After 1864 General McClel lan disappeared Into well-nigh com plete obscurity, and so did Horatio Seymour after 1868. The electoral re sult of 1872 sent Horace Greeley to an incano asylum end the grave. Tilden made no active canvass after the elec . toral commission went against him In '1876-7, and he was practically ignored rn the Democratic convention of 1880, which ought, logically, to have nomi nated him. Nobody heard of Hancock iter 1830 save as a modest and retl cent officer of the army. Buffalo. N. Y. Burlington, Iowa Cambridge, Mass Camden, ,N. J. ........... Charleston, S. C. Chattanooga, Tenn. ...... cneisea, Mass. Net Public Debt. $ 3.083.000 . ...... '4,316,270 2.956,000 14,922.620 585,500 366,000 43.774.548 1,400,000 56.948.097 11,972.849 313,000 2.244.183 1,254.800 3,839.700 - 860.000 906.000 097 26,560,167 5,393,453 440,644 7,641.347 500,754 for, meaning by that, asphalt streets and cement sidewalks. Even if it were likely that we could get honest con tract work done on the highways of Honolulu from a local government headed by such men as Kaulia and Plumber Emmeluth, the fact remains that, in a tropical city, asphalt streets and cement sidewalks are highly ob jectionable frcm the point of view of comfort. Last August an egg was fried in seven minutes on the asphalt pavements of Washington, D. C, where, It is estimated, such pavements raise the surrounding temperature frcm five to eight degrees. Cement sidewalks are also powerful radiators. Honolulu get3 summer heat enough in the ordinary way without takiDg arti ficial means to Increase it That, of course, makes no difference to the people who intend, if a municipality Isset up, to form a paving ring, but It makes a great deal of difference In Reed to the people who have chosen Honolulu for their permanent home t LIQUOR AT F1SHMARKET. Of FRENCH, AMERICAN and ENG LISH MANUFACTURE. A Milk Shake Kan WhoSold Alco holic Beverages. Last week David Kaapa Investigated the innocent-looking and popular mtlk shakes served in the fish market. Tne one he tried was very nice, but it land ed the maker, Poloaea, in the police station. Judge "Wilcox fined him $100 and costs for, selling liquor without a license. Kaapa proved that okolehap and c'n were sold to those who knew "the pt op er way to a'sk Poloaea for U. A big demijohn of stuff dignified by the narr.e of gin was seized in his place. Two spotters were ' used to get evidence against Poloaea. ' It appears that the fish market men have been doing a good liquor business of late. The milk shake stands and the soda stands are side by side and there are many opportunities to "doctor" Deverages. Another charge of selling liquor is pending against Poloaea and will be heard this morning. A0!..111 -V.V "... -11.660;' Cincinnati, O. (a) Cleveland, O. .... Cohoes. N. Y. ... Columhna r Council Bluffs. Iowa 7 Dallas, Texas 2 03 211 a:?" Iowa 27$SJ , Denver, Col. ...... Des Moines, Iowa Letrolt, Mich Died of Pneumonia. The mysterious death of a native at Hauula yesterday arouEed consider ble excitement in the district, and the news was telephoned in to the high sheriff' office, and also to Dr. Pratt, executive Officer of the Board of 2.397,000 Health. Dr. Pratt gave Instructions to 2,043.300 , Dr. Winslow. Government nhvsirian in that district, to make a post-mortem 630,000 , District of Columbia!!!"!! 16939 759 and ascertain the cause of death. The Dubuque, Iowa 9K262 .Physician reported last evening that rii k '.v 1.920.250 eatn was caused by pneumonia. Ow- EimS i n Y -'H!;lng "bad telephone service the Erie Pa. SJ?'S22 ?aD 8 name ctuM nc b ascertained, 841.700 hut If l- j .... ' . . Kan River, Mass 2 934 077 Tr 7 r,ueu ne was a na- Cleveland port Wayne ina eoo'ooo !?ve and had lain unconscious for two was more persistent In a way. He Grand Rapids, Mich 1.R37.90O V"'3 oeiore aeatn came to him. He stayed in the op?n and let nomlnatloris H"ris"rpa- ?T?.2oo .t Honolulu on Saturday and went ' iianioru, v-i 1,362 932 come to him. But Bryan fights for Haverhill, Mass 1.233,678 what he wants with ' a ' persistency "oboken. N. j l.miioo . Holyoke, Mass 1473 216 worthy of a better cause. We doubt Indianapolis, ind. 1.447 500 that he will be again taken up, but he Jacksonville. n. (a) l.ooo.ooo certainly deserves credit for his pluck, Ka, CUyMo1;.:::::;:!!!! m xiduuia Dy way of the VslH. . He was Ken in upon arrival at Hauula. There is only one Jesse Moore Whis key in the world and that la oM .n pure. Lovejoy & Co., Honolulu, mCe m specially OI II. . Perfumes IS' iin. FORT STREET, HONOLULU. When purchasing Cigars see that you receive the original . - HONOLULU BELLE Bold by all retailers for 6c, J, J. Pfonsky,; SOLE DISTRIBUTOR, . , T-irrlorytof Hawaii. 1 I W fil QUEEN STREET Stock and Bond Brokers Fire Insurance Agents Commission Merchants We betin this week .to show Seasnr,ki n . 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Watchmaker, Jeweler and Optician Careful trusts. attention given to business BOOKCASES GLOBE -WERNICKE and OFFICE FURNITURE In stock, or ordered from Manufacturers. W r ahowlnir a fine line of HOLIDAY GOODS in SILVEB NOT TIES, GOLD and SILVER JEWELRY, WATCHES and CL0CK3-M deslens that sell at sight. A few of the lines: papv PTMS TIT? APRT.TCTS. TtROOCHES. WAIST SETS. CHW CHARMS. EARRINGS. GARTERS, HAT PINS, LOCKETS, RlSftH CLASPS, THIMBLES, BABY BOTTLES, BIB HOLDERS, BBUaJ1 BUTTON HOOKS. MANICURE SETS. MATCH BOXES. VA3ELW6 PUFF BOXES, PUNGENTS. And many others, -which we will be pleased to show our cuom ffl. R. COUNTER, LovEBoig SHREVE & CO.. San Francisd TO FACILITATE TRADE with the Hawaiian Islands, JqIs j irnstsla nnrnhl aA r.v nf thom FREE OF AL.Lt ic4C TRANSPORTATION to Honolulu, or returning sarne to n wID p. will be sent on selection to those known. 10 me un satisfactory references In San Francisco. nirrifl' IIW, Gi 1 Mil if MARKET AND POST STREETS, a. 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