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IlONOLUIiU, FEBRUAKY 12, 1881.
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We copy the following from tlio Poll Mall
(hurtle, !,oiii)mi, in bohio hopes that planters
may try the cultivation of the cinchona plant.
Thcro nrc innny districts on tlit-so Islands
whero the tree would probably hucccciI.
An elevation of a few hundred feet in any
tolerably rainy region would eiiHiiro the Htnil
ing of the plant, and uflorwimls it rciiiroH lint
little cam or attention till the time comes tn
take off the first harvcHt of bark, and thou the
yield in immensely valuable, and easily 10
diiccd to a marketable ur t iclo 1
" We roferred a short time ago to tho very
gratifying success, of tho experiments in India
commenced some yearn ago with a view to the
naturalization in that country of tho l'oruvinn
hark or cinchona plant, ho famous in the his
tory of South Anjerica an Jesuit's hark. Mi.
Cletncutft Mnrkham, who was honorably con
cerned in starting and mging forward tho ex
periment, announces a book on tho progress
made and tho results achieved, and it can
scarcely fail to bo of high interest. In tho
meantime thnre Iiiih been issued tho official ic
pott to tho Indian Government of Dr. King
for tho year 1879-80, regarding tho cinchona
cultivation and tho harvesting of hark in tho
Government plantations in llengal. In I87J).
30 the extended cultivation readied about 75,
000 young trees, and a ciop of 301, gOO lb. of
dry hark was harvested. A. now kind of cin
chona Melding the Carthagena hark of com
merce was successfully brought into cultiva
tion. At the closo of 1870 u consignment of
Calisaya bark was made to London for sale in
the market. The amount of febrifuges used in
Government hospitals and dispensaries in
18711 in substitution of quitiino was 1,500 lbs.
The avcrago prico of quinine in Calcutta in
f870 was 00 rupees per lb., and at that tiguio
the saving effected by the nativo-grown sub
stitute has been nearly X 10,000. Tho siivini:
in former years from the like substitution of
the cheap anil cquully effective nativo for tho
imported and costly drug was about 80,000;
so that to the end of 1 871) the total saving was
about 120,000, or about 15,000 tnoro than
the plantations have cost from their origin, in
cluding compound interest on outlay at 1 per
cent, per annum. The results aro gratifying,
and in the future even larger savings aro ex
pected from the successful cultivation of tho
valuable cinchona species ( obtained through
Kew) w Inch yields the Carthagenn or Columbia
Wo print tho circular issued by the Foreign
Offico and tho replies thereto by tho several
Representatives asking especial attention to
the fact, as stated in another column, that the
mail of August 30 was tampered with, when
or whero or by whom being tho only points
left in doubt :
Dkpaiitmknt or Fobeion ArrAics,
Honolulu, February yd, 1881.
Sib: Having learned that some of the ltepre-
sentativcs of foreign Powers and Consular Agents
nau reason to suspect mat uespaicues wnicu tney
had forwarded to their Governments by the mail
steamer Ztalamiia. leuviniz this nort for San Fran
cisco on the 30th of August last, had been abstract
ed from the mail bags, or from the outside bags
which went through the agents of the steamer, or
ironi ine post-omce oeiore going on board. 1
should be clad to learn from vou. if von have miss
ed despatches sent by that mail, the exact parti
culars, so mat trie matter may be tnorouguly in
vestigated should there seem to be good grounds
for entertaining the suspicion that Huch was the
Will yob be kind enough to state if your other
correspondence, if any, by the same mail, arrived
at its destination, and now our letters were posted,
also generally what are the grounds for your sus
picion, that letters by that mail may have been
abstracted from the bags, if any suspscion exists
in your mind. I have the honor to be Sir, your
jnotii uueuiem uuiuuib serrani.
Signed W. L. Gbkkn,
minister oi foreign j
Ilea Majksti's Consulatk-Gknkbal,
Honolulu, February 7th, 1881.
Sib : In reply to the inquiries contained in your
Excellency's letter of the 3d instant. I hare the
honor to state that Uer Majesty's Under-Secretary
of State for Foreign Affairs has notified me that
dispatch No. 31, which, with other dispatches, was
posted on the 30th of August last, had not been re
ceived at the Foreign Office.
As I was on Hawaii when the Ztalandia left for
the Count, I Inclose for your information a letter
from Mr. (Acting) Vice-Consul Walker, contain
ing full particulars with regard to the postage of
my letters on the iKKlt of August, 1K80.
I may add, that the missing dispatch was in
closed in a separate cover.
I have the honor to be, Sir, your most obedient
Signed James H, Wodmiiodsk.
Honolulu, February 5th, 1881.
Sib: With reference toy our enquiry as to the
manner in which your despatches per the steamer
mail of August 30th, 1880, were posted, I have to
report that in a list of letters pouted on that day
by the postage clerk of Mr. Tueo. U. l)a lea' of.
floe there appears the charge of 77 cents for post
age on account of H. U. H.'a Consulate-General,
the position of this charge in the aaid list indicat
ing, with very like ground fur doubt, that the lel-
iAM Vrmtl whirl, Ihla ntnnnnt nt.,1 -- -....l
at the Honolulu post-office. Later in the same list
ge oi la cents lor postage on the
anwara irora ine position or which
ot be stated with oertxintv wlij.ih
Which it refers went nnatMl at )..,
through too agenU of the steamer, or
m mciu Hiip dttaiunuia.
Your obedient servant.
Signed Tuoa. U. Walmu,
To Hi Excellency J. H. Wodthouae.
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.wmrSm Oi Uttani to
CoNslII.TIC OK ITVI.V.
lioNqt.ut.u, IVbruary Cilb, 1881,
Suit I have tlin honor to iicknowlidge tlin re.
reiptnf your Excellency's coin iiiini Ion lion of (lie
3d instant, inquiring if an of my tllspntclna for
warded lo my Govrrntmnlliy tlin .nilunit, nm the
30th August last, had nut arrhid, anil if there In
in my mind a gmsl ground of suspicion that sucli
may nao bi n iihstrnrUd from the uiailhiig In
fore going on iHiaril.
In nuswer, I hao the honor to state that I had
forward! il by the mall of the about date u lenglhy
ii nl iuiKittant political dispatch, inclosing therein
a copy of, and commenting upon, the. treaty lately
concluded between tills Kingdom mill tlin German
Empire. 'I his dispatch lias reiiialuul without e n
an acknowledgment of the receipt of tho saine on
tho part of my (loernnu nt. It Is possible, hut
not probable, that lids Is merely an oversight,
which 1 shall iisrertain by sending a copy of my
dispatch by tlin outgoing mail steamer to ll.l.M. h
Minister of Foreign Allalrs and inquiring if tho
original had been received. 1 shall not full to in-
form your j;xccllcncy in due lima in tlio risult or
my inquiry and I beg hero to add that the tele-
firnm and dispatch s lit by mo to my Government
ty the mail steamer of September Inst lmc arrived
in due time, and the answer of Ills Excellency the
Minister of Foreign Affairs gins no reason to
suppose that the previous dispatch from here had
If tlio non-nrrival of the disimtch in question
shonld prove true, I should ft el a suspicion tlmt
the letter has in some manner hem abstracted.
Hut as such cannot ho proen, I am not justified
to gio this impression more weight than it de
serves as jet. Your Excellency will bo tlio best
judge of tho facts as they may ultimately present
So far as I know, all my other private and busi
ness letters lime reached their destination tlmt
were sent per Ztalamiia in August last, anil they
were forwarded through the. l'ost Olllco here as
I have tho honor to be, Sir, your Kxcellency's
most obedient humble servant,
Sigm d F. A. Schai 1 1 a.
Ills Excellency V. Ij. Gretn, Il.H.M.'s Minuter
of Foreign Affairs.
Honolulu, Feb. IS, 1KS1.
Sin: It lime the honor to acknowlulgo the re
ceipt of Your Excellency's letter of tho 3rd instant
stating that you had learned that some of the
lioprcsontnthesiif Foreign l'owers and Consular
Agents had reason tosiisptctthatdispatclieswhich
they had forwarded to their Goernuicnts, by the
mail steamer Zriihuulin, leaving this port for San
Francisco on the :X)th of August last, had been
abstracted either from the mail bags or from the
outside bags which went through the agents of the
steamer or from tlio l'ost Oillco hero before going
on board ; that you would be glad to learn from
mo if I had missed diipatclus sent by that mail :
if any other correspondence by the same mail had
arrived at its destination; how my letters were
posted ; and if any suspicion exists in my mind
that litters may nine been abstracted from the
mail, and beg leme to reply, that by the mail in
question I sent official dispatches through tlio
Post Office in Honolulu, addressed respectively to
H. M.'s Minister of Foreign Affairs, ISnissels, Jficl-
Siuin, and tho Hague Holland, to which up to this
ato no acknowledgement has been received by
mo and that tho letters to the European corres
pondents of our Banking Firm, forwarded by the
wuno mail reached their destination in duo course.
It is rather singular that such should be tho ex
perience of seeral of my colleagues, and the fact
naturally excites suspicion as to tho safety of the
mails that left hero by the Zriilamliu, Aug. 30 last.
I shall avail myself of the iirst opportunity to
inquire from my Government if tho dispatches ro
ferred to wore ever received, and will advise you at
once of their reply, meanwhile.
I have tho honor to be, Your Excellency's most
obedient humble servant,
Signed John H. Fati,
Consul for the Netherlands and for Belgium.
To His Excellency W. L. Green, Il.H.M.'s Minister
of Foreign Affairs.
Ihfkuial Gkt.man Consulate,
Honolulu, February fith, 1881.
Sib : In reply to your Excellency's communica
tion of February 3d, enquiring whether I have rea
son to suspect that despatches which were for
warded by this Consulate to my Government by
the mall steamer Ztalamiia leaving this port for
San Francisco on the 30th of August last, have been
abstracted from the mail bag, Ac. I beg leavo to
stato that a despatch from this Consulate, for
warded by the Agents' mail bag by oaid steamer
and on said date, and addressed to the care of the
German Consulate in Ban Francisco, to be mailed
to the Department of Foreign Affairs in Berlin;
has never reached its destination. Its receipt not
having been acknowledged as customary.
I am not able to account for its loss, and have
since made enquiries of the German Consulate in
San Jrancisco, the result of which will be com
municated to you as soon as received.
The Agents of the steamer, who have forwarded
a number of letters by tho same bag, inform me
that they have none missing.
I have the honor to lie. Sir, your Excellency's
most obedient humble servant.
rSignedf H. W. Schmidt,
,f ..: A?ling H?,lululJlor the German Empire.
To His Excellency W. L. Green, H.H.M.'s Minister
of Foreign Affairs.
I. AND It. AUSTBO-HUNUABT CoNSULATK,
Honolulu, February 4th, 1881.
8ib : In Answer to your Excellency's despatch,
dated Irebruary 3d, 18H1, in regard to letters sent
per steamer Ztalamiia, 30th of August last, I have
jpe bonor to reply that a despatch sent by me on
the 30th of August, and another one on the 27th
of September 1880, to the Imp. and ltoyal Anstro
Hnngarian Embassy in Washington, have no far
not been answered.
I delivered those despatches and other letters
myself in the post-office. Tho other letters ar
rived at their destination in Europe and America,
as I have received an answer.
Anr?quAt ,wul forwarded by me by tie next
mall to the Imp. and Hoys! Embassy to be pleased
to inform me as to the arrival or non-arrival of
the despatches, so that I may be able to give a de-
With I In. lilnlioat .....-l T f. .!.. 1 .
---ft..' vwu, luATp mi, nonor to
sign, your Licellenoy's most obedient servant.
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