THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER;' r UONOLULO, DECEMBER ' 5 ? 1900.
VfAXttSR O. 8 KITH - - EDITOR.
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.
. 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?
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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
. - 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 attempts of some of the rail-
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
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
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.
- - . .1 I . L . A 4
xut.e Kock, -Ark.
Lci.g Island City. N
Los Angeles. Ca! . . .
Manchester, N. H. .
Memphis, Tenn. ....
Milwaukee,. -Wis. ...
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
Portland, Ore 6,122,070
Providence, R. I.
Quincy, 111 ...
Reading, Pa. ...... ..
Richmond, Va. ......
Rochester, N. Y. (a) .
Saginaw, Mich. 1.152,000
San Diego. Cal
San Francisco, Cal
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
Toledo, O. ...
Troy, N. Y
Utica, N. Y.
Washington, D. C, see Dis
' trict of Columbia,
Wtlkesbarre, Pa. (a) ........
Wllllamsport, 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
(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.
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.
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.
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:
Albany, N. Y.
Bay City, Mich, (a)
Binghamton, N. Y.
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.
Camden, ,N. J. ...........
Charleston, S. C.
Chattanooga, Tenn. ......
Net Public Debt.
. ...... '4,316,270
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
LIQUOR AT F1SHMARKET.
Of FRENCH, AMERICAN and ENG
A Milk Shake Kan WhoSold Alco
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 $100
and costs for, selling liquor without a
Kaapa proved that okolehap and c'n
were sold to those who knew "the pt op
er way to a'sk Poloaea for U. A big
demijohn of stuff dignified by the narr.e
of gin was seized in his place. Two
spotters were ' used to get evidence
against Poloaea. '
It appears that the fish market men
have been doing a good liquor business
of late. The milk shake stands and the
soda stands are side by side and there
are many opportunities to "doctor"
Deverages. Another charge of selling
liquor is pending against Poloaea and
will be heard this morning.
A0!..111 -V.V "... -11.660;'
Cincinnati, O. (a)
Cleveland, O. ....
Cohoes. N. Y. ...
Council Bluffs. Iowa 7
Dallas, Texas 2 03 211
a:?" Iowa 27$SJ
Denver, Col. ......
Des Moines, Iowa
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
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. .
When purchasing Cigars see that you
receive the original . -
Bold by all retailers for 6c,
J, J. Pfonsky,;
. , T-irrlorytof Hawaii.
1 I W fil
Stock and Bond Brokers
Fire Insurance Agents
We betin this week .to show Seasnr,ki n .
. t3r"Both useful and ornamental.
Gloves, Hosiery Ribbon?, Fine Necfc
'wear, Silk and Lace fichus
SEE WINDOW DISPLAY
10c per yari m
10c per pir ia
LADIES' LACE. SCARPS
SWISS ANTIMACASSAARS ......
LADIES' COTTON LISLE -AND LACE HOSE .
LADIES' WHITE KID BELTS
FIGURED TAPESTRY SQUARES FOR PILLOWS
iuis lAULtrj UAMABK 5! perjui
- GOODS SUITABLE FOR .CHRISTMAS NOW BEING OPENED AI
THE BARGAIN STORE
Opposite the Fire Station. ' Fort and Beretanii S'
' AJUDEdixx xMjrwjm., xTopneior,
: , Tallow Dhs or Pintl
sufficed to illuminate the heme. The Durh Ages areoftkn
IS THE TWENTIETH
LIBRARY and READING LAMPS
GLOBES and SHADES.
THE HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC CO., 11
SOLB AGENTS FOR H AWAIIAN ISLANDS FOB
The Westinshoiue Electric and'Mff. Co.
P. O. BOX 144. PH0N
M. R. COUNTER.
Watchmaker, Jeweler and Optician
attention given to business
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
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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
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Illustrated catalogue and prices furnished upon ". erf
w ik. ior. mutiufaxinrv of Jewelry ana b""
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FIVE-CENT CIGARS on the marKti.
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