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Saturday Press, Supplement, Hay 13, 1882,
Our San Francisco Letter.
San Khancihco, April Htli, 1882.
Tlio Clilncso n'lOHtlon Is tho nil absorbing topic
of tlio 1'rcsH not only of llio Pnciflo Const, but lu
many parts of Hip Uintem States, with a stroii
indication of another presidential veto on a tuiiinl.
iiiaiiHly iiniwed bill which tho ii.irly nio confident
lit carryliiK throuKli when It comes up fur action to
morrow. What will follow should a second
rnfu9nl to rIkii tho Chinese, reBtrlctlon Hill occur Is
at present dilllcnit to foretoll, thoalt thcro nro
various projects nlluat ono of whicli h to Rather a
fund of $2.y),000 and forward tho Cbineuo of this
Coast cant to New York and MnRsnchuhctts whoro
they profess to lovo them m much nnd want thuni
so badly, so that a llttla practical experience of
their iiitorfcr.iuco with whitu labor in factories,
ivo. will enable them to see tho question from a
different standpoint. Anotlier proposal is made,
and that is, that the city fathers pass an ordi
nance removing them from tho city's limit, which
will virtually exclude thuin from tho County, but
this move is only local and would have no bcar
IiiH with thu question in other cities or parts of
tho state. An incidental help to us of tho Hawaii
an Islands in connection Willi this movement, ia
Resthictiom on Oriuji Importations
as recently passed by the general Government, nnd
which went into immediate execution without
notice, nnd lias already brought uii a controversy
as to tlio disK)sal of a shipment of tlio dru from
the Colonies by the City of Sydney, tlio bonding or
lnndiuuof whicli has btcn refused. This, it is to
bo hoiu'd, will mntciially lessen the chances of its
reachiiiR tho islands, whoro tho oil effects there
ficini has been aimed at for Several jenrs bv
Blmil.ir restrictions, but which htiu'unly solved tb
whet tho cnnuiiiR inp.ciiuity of underhand meth
nds for smUKRliiiR tho same into tho Kingdom,
'lhisiihouldhavouo little weight nnd bciruiK on
ourownla.viual:cis, now assembled, to act like
wUo upon the rLComiiiendatioii of tlio l'lantert.'
Ahsociution for a Prohibitory Liquor Law.
Tub So.ndat OnsEnvAKCK
movement in this city is beiiiR foiiRht ncninst by
combined interests very bitterly, and although
nmny ariests have been made for its violation, but
few trials have como off mj far, and these with
acquittals and cplit decisions. Tlio U.urnnt man
ner in which this law is violated strikes one ns a
ihsnrncu to tlio llopublic and a libel on tho nation
the motto on wlioo coin is'"In God wo trust."
It is to bo hoped that rilit and justice will prevail,
but tho nht method to be euiploved to produce a
proper observation of the. Sabbath is qm alienable
ui many minds. Where so many monied interests
are at stake the combined capital of alt such, with
many unpiincipled methods will spare no effoit
to defeat it, and inako the question a narty one in
The Suuaji Mauklt
has recently experienced another slifiht ndvnnce lu
Ketlnery Rrndes but I do not lcirn ttint Haaiin
Grocery grades nro as yet affected thouch no
doubt it will if the advance rats hold Rood for
any length of lime. This makes further com
plaint on the pnrt of dealers and consumers
rtftninst the hpreckels sugar monopoly, ns tliev
term ll. Illf Imnrrlt tlwur. ti.i.f .1.. .1. ..... ...i i. .. '
,, , . :, - "y ...j "dins iminii luoy
would doubtless do tho same under similar cir
mi instances. Still, this like tho Chinese problem,
is the THipular version of tho question that nffocts
us with the 1'roaty, and if it is pressed home to
the people, centres on the monopoly mid not at
Hawaii. Iho exponent of this reefing has been
Unlet of late, although many articles are pigeon
holed for use at anytime diemtd most appropriate
probibly next year, as rumor hath it that they
felt they had been premature in tho matter.
News Is receive. that tho relief ship Uoilam has
shared tho fate her 'predecessor, tho jlanntttt
and tho crew, thirty-six in number, aie now on
the Siberian Coast. Shu was burned and sunk in
her winter qU'irters. The U. S. S. IrvjuoU, now at
-Mure Island, will be dispatched to the relief of
her people. It is hoped that this will bo tho end
of Arctic exploring expeditions which are costing
so many lues and so much monov. Engimcr
ilo villa of the JniHiirlle telegraphs that he is
still hopeful of lluding DeLjng and the other mis
sing members of the crew.
Thb commission of Air. Carter to Portugal has
proved so sitisfactory other than tho Uolay of
diplomatio affairs attending it-that moro people
are desirous of emigrating than the accommoda
tions will allow on tho vessels engaged.
The Xoriaft missing boat in command of tho
ilrst officer was not picked upat sea by the ship Jom-m-eti
ns was reported. A purso of 'VJ -l'J.U
was made np for Cipt. Uallidny by tho pas
sengers of tho Cily i f HyJwy on the voyage up
Tho arrivals from the Islands have been freo of
late, with largo differences In passages of tho
Honolulu nnd Kabului packets, viz.: April 10th.
:, 22 days; afltli, '. . J)lo,iJ 1G days nnd 2Ut,
10, 21 days from Honolulu. 21st, Ftrvt S
Thompson, 15 days, nnd l.yj, C,, Sprtckth, 13
d;iys from lvniiuiui. On tho t S. Tlwmpon't
discharging she will load for Victoria and from
thence will load coal for tho Islands again. There
lias been a perplexity in the minds of our .Mail
fulks nstothe forward.mco of supplies for some
timo past, the Euieh,, II'. U. itever. C.iibarie,,
mid It . O. Irmn all being up to sail within a day
or two of each other, and all delayed till to-day
with tho piospect now of tun o out of the four
F.olti,"S, ? .'KeH'or. This will explain somo of
tlio difficulties experhmcid should tho mail be tho
jjst m arrive, as is usual tliougn tho rirn with
her "foil and fast" motto is selected for the ser
vice from tho ahoe quartette.
Honolulu in 1829.
Waimea, Hawaii, Slay 1st, 1882.
Kditou Fnwwi Having read in tho FrUml for
Matoh, " Honolulu n U ilf Century Ago, or n Sail
or's IteminiBcences," I thought I would refer to
ltev. II. Bingham's "Sandwich Islands" for the
state of things in 1821). Having been myself fifty
years, laoljinga few days.on tho Isinnds, that is,
since 1832, I can believe tho record of Mr. Bingham.
In 1820 Mr. llinghnra had been nine years on
Oitbu. When he arrivod there idolatry had been
previously abolished by orders of the King, Libo
liho, and tho commandment went forth to destroy
all thb idols nnd idol temples aud Idol altars
throughout the islands; and the destruction took
Plow u 182)' 'lhU WM UOt "d idolatton'1
As to churches in 1820, allow mo to quoto from
Mr. Bingham's History: " Kaahumniiu and Kaln
tiimoku feeling unable in his life timo to build tho
hrRo desirable stone church at Honolulu whicli
they hnd contemplated, In accordance with their
deslro to honor God, nnd benefit tho people, put up
one of frail structure and largo dimensions, but
insuincient to endure tho wind and weather moro
than a short timo. In tho summer of 181.".) a com
modious homo of worship for n congregation of
IVJOO or 4000 Hawailaus was erected at Honolulu ill
improed Btylc, nndor the auspices of Kanhumaun
and Knuikeaoull. When completed, care
was taken to lime a dedicatory sorvlto favorablo to
tlio advancement of tho Nation, nnd preparation
whs mado on tho part of tlio King nnd chiefs to
nnpear ns a Christian nnd civilized peo
ple whoso God is tlio Lord, and who kuow the
joyful sound of His salvation.
"On tho 3d of July this house was opened for
worship, nnd somo -1000 persons assembled in it,
with the Queen ltegent, tlio King nnd Princess,
nnd most of tho loading pcrHonnges of tho Nation,
nnd joined in tho solemn dedicntory services."
Bingham's History, pp. 342,811.
So thero were churches in Honolulu in 1829. Tills
was tho larRO church in which tho Hawaiian peoplu
uorsliipiK'd when I arrived at Honolulu in May, '32.
I can believe there wero no hotels or stores in
Honolulu in 1820. As to thcro being many grog
siiops, nnd ns to Sundny being tho day for sport,
horse racing, gambling, dissipation and ilghiiug,
this must npply to tho sailors belonging to those
150 ships in port at that time. Horses wero then
very raio. But lot mo quoto tho words of tho King.
See Bingliam's History, p. 81)1 :
"Oabu, October 7th, 1820. This is my decision
for you. Wo assent to tho request of tlio llnglish
residents: wo grant the protection of tlio lawH.
This is tho sum of your pctillon.
"This, thorefore, is my proclamation, whicli
I make known to yon, nil people from foreign
countries: Tho law of my conntry prohibits mur
der, theft, adultery, prostitution, retailing ardent
spirits at houses for soiling spirits, nmnscments on
tlio Sabbath day, gambling and betting on tho
Sabbath day, nnd at all times. If any man shall
transgress any of theso laws ho is liable to tho
penalty j tho same for every foreigner, and for tho
people of theso Islands whoever shnll violate
theso laws shall ho punished."
Any one who will consult Bingham V Sandwich
Islands" will see that great progioss in Civil, Be
liglons and Political Mntlcrs had bcni mndo on
tho Isinnds in 1820; that the pioneer missionaries
had not labored nine years In vain.
ltespectfully jours, L. Lyons.
SEKD SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR
ST. 3MC. OjSJVC, Jr. cto OO.
GAZETTE DLOCIv, No. 23 Merchant St ,
Honolulu, II. 1.
t" 1'rlciK to nlt the timed, -ffa
Oil WINK OF HEALTH.
AN CIIATKD .NO.V-A1.COIIOMC DINNKll
lievernire, pleating In taste,
V LUABLE ftimOOTE FOR SEASICKNESS !
i'? hnvf Jutl r''1cclv,!l tt '"'" Parcel uf tl-.l ettecmed
to lit "" ""was, which we oiler lu qiuiultles
8J1' !i THEO . It. DAYIES CO.
mm ic. f:iiAitf.KM u .'.. , -...&
AT Hun8onlliilmv will lie glad to play Olalcal
, .CnMC1,ll,'l!.1"""',0" moderate lerui. Le.non.
hLir.,nii ?.l!i0rt P.'ltt'K 'u'PerIea If within
liuir inllu of the Pout Office, leiiimt that JS OU. Oum.
munlcatloin. left at WKLLS'Mu,i Ic More will i',o
proinplly mtindtd to. 74 88U iro
ALL P3RS0NS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT
A X AIjX, PAltTIKS EITHKIt IN
XX IlonoiUiu atony of the Itlandl In the Group
In Want of Employees
i-'S1 lI'.n'o their ant known to the under
Igued, v, lio will do ull In thdr power to ail their orderi
1'. O. JONES, Jr. T
STEAM AND VACUUM PUMPS
qMIK ONJJKRSJGNKD HAVE JUST
teed to bo cheaper anil better than any other niylo of
pump liiiporleil. We call tho attention of planters par.
iLVn'j1!10 tl0 Vnctium I'nmp, which It oat corupll
cat 0(1 and morn (trvtrhln tt.u.. nii.,.. .
u - ..... ,V. -"" ' " "" ""wr ifu hui
wj miii iu II U IIHKW
ii uUkwbji & CO.
SPERM Oil. !
'uik (jkxiiisik ARrin.i:, ntkained
M. etc., In prrfect order. Jpit received per
- 1AKK & SUSA."
tr For Kale by
urn t.i iu i.t
Mircu 3, fs.
nOLLES A CO.
AN INArOIOK OF FINE MAXILA
, OIOAIIH. 250 In box. a Una article i and alan in
Irtlcl." ' " or'Sil,BbV"nlCe1 ,0 bMhe .'
KM TlM T OO m. r
Flour ! Flnnr f Flnut. t
G"S?E."uM.,B ffift!L"w "'
G. BREWER & CO.
HATE JUST HK0KIVEI), PER
American Bark " Ceylon,"
THE FOLLOWING LIST
STAPLE AMERICAN GOODS
WHICH IS NOW OKrEIlKD FOlt SALE
UPON EASY TERMS.
Steam Coal, Cumberland Coal,
Frnuklln Conl in cnnl.R, forFnmily Vhe,
is: ii:3io J2iv in on
1!W UfKrees test,
Cut Nnile, 3d to 40d,1
Laiiterrih, Cbarconl Ironc,
Hunt's Axes, Hunt's Untcbcts,
O : i- 1 M si cohcis,
Tur, Pitch, Rosin, Turpentine,
.V CHOICK ASSOllTMEENT OF
Gt 18. c o in X 1 1Z & I
cx nuistino or
Corn Stnrcb, Tomntocs,
Uoston Bnked Cenns Gennino),
U'si.iiey Oi'iicsIfci'M I
Huckin's Tomnto and Mock Turtle Soup,
Hnm and Tongue,
Mule and Ox Carts,
Owinpj to the Inrgo ntock of merclinnillBe in the
market, we propose to eell this consiynnieiit
At I'rlcci) thnt will Suit our Custumors.
SW 1 IIKKWKIt A fo.
Little's non-poisonous, and
Disinfectant and Sheep Dip.
AS A DISINFECTANT
and deodertirr for lioushboM and hospital me this
valuable preparation, hu ull tho uooil quallllea of carb
olic acid, without Ita dUadvantagca, bcins uun-polou-ou,
and of nlcarar.t odour. Aa an anleaentle,
tniectlcldr, and lotion for wounds Ac, In all aiiliiinlt.
It will bo found uioat efllcatloua.
AS A SHEEP DIP
for dlmiinK or hand drctilns aa a remedy for acab or
blow Kr, it la specially valuable, and ia largely need in
California, the Au.tr Han Colonic and South Amer-
Initcad of checklnR It promote. th trowth of
wool, and adda to the appearance and quality of the
inscriptive circular and direction! fer nae will be
furnlahcU on application to
Tho. H. Davies A Co.
For Sale by
THE UNOKR8IGNKD 18 PHI.
and on reasonable terma.
DmU, If, ., Wn
From Knellib to Hawaiian, and tkt nr&: Baldenc
No. 47 Kmtna auact. May be found at tne Law (MBceo
Hon. A. S. Iltrtwtll, durfne bualoeaa boar,
eae tm H. L. SHELDON LI