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Cr.mil uct-rulim .tmnlvil liy llie Cormnlioii,
K.-llnpi Mime item iiiljjlil lw finiiul nn wlilclt
In itlrtni; a letter, ccitninly imicli "to ihiIiiI n
timial nr nilorn n laic," lint lictc in America
waenn Im-ist nf nntlicmii which inn nppioach
)imrn In nlnmilily, r ,:itncimi iicciIIcwiicm,
IhiI ntliec)Ci nfnllllic wnlM arc ccnliieil
iiitn llio nrrnlnt force of ininlim llmw to llie
Crattrirnllon (?) of Ihc I lau.-ill.in race, we Html
In content to nwiill account'., incn;re m tlicy
nn ilnulil will prove, comini; liy firt McMincr
leittni; yon this week,
ANXIK1V I OK TIIF SUH7.
The arrival of jour steamer C. K. lliihcfi
khans Imw nnxiom all jmir kimhI people must
line liecn alionl llie Sua, nutty families mint
Have liecn sorely lilnl liy hir nun-arrival, the
riirt of tier ilcp-irliirc on time which reached
yon liy the I', M. H. S. Co.'n line mint line
ntravalnl )onr anxltly, lull "nt nil's well
lint emls well," we must he IhinUul mailers
are no worse, though It seems n mistake to
allow a tiriik.cn propoller In remain when a
duplicate couM so easily lie placed in position
In this (Kirt where all frcililles for that iurKise
arc at hand. As jour Marine Railway Is now
completed sou will not he helpless hereafter,
hut whether the Sues could line heen handled
in jour nrt Is a tuicstion.
lluslncss men arc looking toward our
Islands with a view to driunniin,: tip orders,
Imt If jour law lntioslng ajeatlytax offic
Itunilrcil dollars is enforced, llie profits would
hardly warrant other additional expense, hut
as its jour country if jou wish such a law for
self-protection, it is jour undoubted, privilege
to have it, but as the said law has alrcadybcen
evaded I presume there arc wajs and means of
clrcuimcntinf; It again.
TIIK OPIUM fiUKSTION.
Our Congress is getting interested on the
Opium question and placing a tax often (10)
dollars per pound upon the drug with the
specification that it must contain nine (o) per
cent of morphia, the theory being that the pre
paration of this grade for smoking purposes, is
too costly for any ordinary consumer, and will
largely decrease the sale. Some estimate that
the Ices to this government alone by the entry
of low grade opium as against the high in
morphia is alwnt $20,000 j er j ear, but what
will the oor but honest chinaman do, who
sells the opium to shippers for Honolulu and
sells his consignees aKo ? I wonder how many
seizures of opium would be heard of if the
parties who sell here did not post jour authori
ties at the same lime Morrillht as jou may.
A chinaman who is a confined opium consumer
'will hasc it at whatever cost and if possible in
the face of all the custom house officers in
Christendom, but when it is a well-known fact
thai our American sons and daughters are ac
quiring the horrible death-dealing practice, it
is a matter which should interest every family
and all means should be adopted to prevent its
being sold or received into the country.
The news from Ireland seems to show suc
cess at last in the search for Phrenic I'ark
murderers, for when thieves and such fall nut
honest men hav c a cliancc. The impression
seems to be that all Euroiic is in danger from
different forms of l'ihilism of which the assassi
nation in Ireland seem a part, and now that
the Czar is promised a house-warming at his
coronation, it seems as though the murderous
revolutionary clement had awakened with re
newed activity, probably of all the sovereigns
Kalakaua is the only one who has nothing lo
fear in the way of personal violence, for my
part I can't see why a King or a President has
not just as much right to his existence as any
other of God's creatures, and the traditional
divinity which hedges about another bed of
roses on which royalty is supposed in recline,
must lie relegated to old time history and fairy
tales, for in this nineteenth century we have
none of It.
We are all interested now In preparations for
a scries of concerts by Thctxlore Thomas to
he given In the Mechanics' Pavilion, and as
many of our wealthiest citiiens have guaran
teed the ten thousand (10,000) dollars required
as a deposit, the alfair promises great pleasure
for all; prices arc atiout what was arranged for
the Nillsson concerts, say $100 for a Ux hold
ing seven (7) persons for six (6) performances
which promises reserved seats for each party at
say $2.50 per seat. Not so bad after all, Imt
lough on us poor folks, but then jou know im
pccunioslty knows no law, and is no respecter
of persons. At our theatres, crowds are the
order of the evening and alio of the afternoon,
judging from the numbers teen at all places of
amusement. The only new play presented at
present Is "Young Mrs. Wrlthro-i " al llald
win's, which being st) led the most emotional
play of modern limes may furnish protest for
duplaj-sof lace handkerchiefs not pregnant of
The great Knight Templar boom still con
tinues and will no doubt Ik: of incalculatcvl
benefit lo our state In every way, for It would
be singular If out of the many thousands about
to visit us with their families, tome should not
1J so pleased with out climate and olhci ad
vantage as to become of us and settle here-,
fur there Is no denying the fact (talent to all,
that California has (uied the transition K.iiotl
and now standi 'upon a bcttet footing finan
cially and In every way than ever before; ami
so iiimy lltutcin people nrc coining thai His n
mooted Kilnt If they have not brought some of
tlnlr coldest weather with them, mid as nc
roiinls throughout llie Male weni In agree per
fectly that we have annually cold snaps, we
Iry to be Mtlsficd, as misery loves company.
One statement from the Interior chillis IhiI n
thermometer hung alongside a red hot stove,
Indicated IS below cro, but whether that
could becerllliid tuns the frorert truth isn
question but of one thing all are certntn, Il1.1l
ronllmnd froslj have played smash with flow
ers, fruits nnd vigctnbles, nnd continued ab
sence of rains has :t dally effect tin prices of
wheat partlctilai'i, but all grains generally.
Seem lo rcnnln In tUUii quo, not a word hiv
ing been heard lately from Washington, but,
judging from the return of Sir Clans and Mr.
John I)., nlTtlrs must have appeared sallsftc
toiy, litnket Itclmonl being apparently lite
most exercised, charging all sorts of things,
and not jet having substintlalcd them. A
puff of annexation romes occasionally, but I
tin mil believe lite feeling is strong enough to
have much weight, nnd the general belief in the
Islands thai no Iwncfit to merchants there
vvtiultt accrue by annexation will be generally
acccptctl. All thai is asked or required to
make matters satisfactory now is a continuance
of the present treaty, economical government
ideas, and the outside world lo mind llicir own
business, when the Hawaiian Islands will lie
looked upon as n most desirable summer resort,
a desirable residence, nnd as having some of
the most charming and kindly people" extant.
The new brig Stlhia of the Spreckcls line,
which left here last week, is expected lo make
good time, and of her passengers may be
noticed Mr. and Mrs. Outton, who lake llie
trip for the health of Mrs. I). Your business
men will know Mr. Dulton from his connec
tion in the stationery line, for jcars senior
partner of Dulton & Withington, but more re
cently of Outton & Partridge. Your people
will find Mr. and Mrs. Dutton quite an acqui
sition to j our society during their slay in I I ono
lulu, liy the City cf New York to-day Mr. J.
II. Sajers, one of our prominent I'ront-strcct
merchants (now of the firm of C. I. Whitney
& Co., corner of Davis and California streets),
visits jou for a business and pleasure trip. As a
brother "workman" I bespeak a goodly share
of jour usual kind attention to strangers, anil
trust he will be as popular with you as here,
where his pleasant face has been well known
for j cars.
Hawaiian Commercial seems to hold its own
on the stock hoard, but where is Heeia? I
trust W. O. Smith was successful in arranging
sxnc stock connections here, for, as I have
stated in a previous letter, the investment in
sugar stocks which have a tangible value and
dividends, as against stocks on paper with not
even a hole in the ground,' can hardly lie
spoken of by comparison, and can lay the in
difference lojour securities to the big pond be
tween investments and investor. Hut stocks
arc very uncertain. Our local water company,
Spring Valley, having for jcars paid regular
and satisfactory dividends", announced this
month the necessity of passing the same, per
haps for several months; which news, though
anticipated by the knowing ones, was a sail
statement for some whose income and sole sup
pott comes from this source. The comparative
drought of this season has necessitated con
stant pumping, entailing great expense to the
company, "hence these tears," which is the
reason given by persons in authority.
Trusting the dissipation of jour court and
rojalty has not been too much for the usual
quiet of jour town, I am jours,
THE NATIVE PRESS.
One of the great impetfections in our politics
in this age of enlightenment in which we live
is the lack of two distinct political parlies, as
exist in the governments of England, France,
the United States and other countries.
If we were to distinguish and indicate by
name the parties that really exist among us
now, the following would pcthaps lc the ap
propriate names for them, the bread-and-butter
(hoopilimcaai) party and the independent
The differentiation of two twlitical parties In
our politics would result in one party growing
stronger than another, while one parly was in
control of atlalrs.
Hut these two parties should be united in a
jealous devotion to the good of the land of
their birth, the honor ofthcr ruler, and the
principles on which they are founded.
These two parties would lie constantly striv
ing at all the elections, and the side that was
victorious would be in authority.
Seeing that we at the present time are Wasting
of our enlightenment, we think it is lime for
us to Increase our wisdom lonicet the demands
of the future, ami we Kg of all thoughtful
people In the country lo work on this plan,
and to entry out this Idea at Ihc next election.
The writer of the above has not carefully
distinguished between cause and effect, and
does not seem to lie informed as to the true
purxise anil origin of a political parly.
A ixiliticul party does not spring up in re
sponse to a call or request, but It grows In ac
cordance with a natural law, as a result of a
social or pohllcat demand or necessity, as
from the necessity to resist an evil or lo assert
and carry fotwjnl a right or principle
The Coronation It now nn accomplished
fact, and if this novel performance Is lo be
made a means of binding together the hearts
of Ihc people It will have been of use.
It Is perfectly certain that from llie Initiation
of the members of this cabinet in Ihc high scats
Ihcy occupy In our government to the preienl
lime, the mind of the nation has not been
milled In supporting Ihcni as fit for their txnt
Therefore In order to calm nnd pacify llie
ngitateil public mind, in Ihc name of the
iKtiplf, we beg that these men be removtd
from their places without delay, that thus this
new ceremony may have Its due effect, and the
prajcr of Ihc people from one end of the land
lo Ihc other may be ntiswercd.
I.ct it please the King to give earnest heed
lo this prayer, and to appoint such men as ate
trusted at home and respected abroad. It is
unnecessary for us al Ibis lime to rehearse Ihc
reasons for this petition, for lheicople through
out the length and breadth of the land are well
ncqunlutcd with the causes of the nation's com
plaint. Il Is not possible for the government lo
cleanse Itself by merely stitching up the tat
tered robe of this ministry. Wcare convinced,
and so doubtless arc the many wise and
thoughtful persons, that it is well niuh imossl
blc lo patch up this raggetl garment with new
cloth. In order then to ineel the puriosc of
this petition let the whole cabinet be removed.
I'm Aina, l'cb. 17, 1883.
Briar, fat with four lottcrn O DOT.
A btmited busiuoHH Manufacturing
Oinous mules nro educated because
tlioy exhibit brnyin.
Funny items Hliould novcr bo con
signed to tho grove.
"Tiik old mnn eloquent " When lie
comcH homo n triilo olT.
The Philadelphia Sun thinks tho
droHsmnkor is a pattern womnn.
A IjAwvkii should never burn conl.
Ho gets nlong better with Coko than
The mnn who invented corsets was
foolish, for lio might liuvo known they
would all go to vvnist.
" Watmi mclon-choly sccno," said tho
small boy when tho farmer's dog chased
him out of tho patch.
A HOMELY young girl has tho consola
tion of knowing that, if slio lives to bo
40, sho -will bo n pretty old girl.
" I don't like that cat; it's got splin
ters in its fcot," -was tlio excuse of a 4-yenr-old
for throwing tho kitten away.
A mttle heat that can't lo beat, tho
window open wide ; n little breeze, a lit
tlo sneeze, and you'ro the doctor's pride;
817.25 for ten visits.
An ambitious young writer having
asked "whnt magnzino will give me
highest position quickest?" was told,
"A powder magazine, if you coutributa
a fiery article"
Oaulyi.k, being onco asked the differ
ence between a natural fool and an
educated fool, replied, "Just about '.ha
difference botween you and mo, I sus
pect." Tl.o questioner was nover able
to determiuu' what kind of fool he was.
"I saw a big boy and a little fellow
quarroling over some marbles to-day,"
said John. "Did you?" asked his
father. " I hopo you interfered to stop
their quarreling." "Yes, yes," said
John, "I took the little fellow's part"
An old man, with a head as destitute
of hair as a watermelon, entered an Aus
tin avenuo drug store and told tho clerk
he wanted a bottlo of hair restorer.
" Whnt kind ot hair restorer do you
profcr 1" "I reckon I'll have to take a
bottlo of red-hair restorer. That was
tho color of my hair when I was a boy."
iiumir up, sis.
DvarMt, itcUy cot,
long be I wtltat;
Bltfliixl forth ootntntf
Of klMcs UlsteilJ
krsgrmat u rpwbu4d,
Utftrest, itfUjr not,
I'm witting for jou.
" Just keop your bottle of whisky in
your closet, and, when the girl bring!
you your hot shaving-water in the morn
log, you con mix your toddy quickly,
and not a soul will know a thing about
it," said tho M. D. Tho plan workod
well until tho old man's daughter
thought ho must be going insane, be
causo he wanted to tthavo five or six
tinios a day.
BrLoum boast of a mailing clerk
whose extraordinary memory enables)
him to name overy pfetofiloe in the
Btato and the county in which it ia
situated. A better test would bo for
ome ono to lend him a dollar and then
call on him for paytnont in about throe
weeks. Two to ono the wonderful
memory would jump a cog under such
aevero tout. Ordit.nry memories always
to. Detroit t'rt.c .
a tiirr triTiiouT hohukh.
I mod not tlil"1- It nnrossarr to say,
ei'ityi for tno matter of flgurrs, thai
Vvrilio is built on sovonly-two small
brlatiilrt, fn mIzii from nn acre upward,
fiwuerly soft, muddy di'iionltn through
whlcli tho rising tldo languidly llowcd ;
that It hud Its origin in the fear of AMU
nnd his Northern Imrbiirmiw, which
drovo thotiHnniln from tho mainland lo
hike nlifltcr In this drnolnto swamp ; that
llio city triuimicts lbs more imjwrtaut
eornmiTfo nlmont entirely on tlio water,
having no wlirulrd vnblclcH whatever,
and no streets for horses, nnd no horses,
uxcopt thrcu that nro kepi in tho muse
um for tho children to seo as a curiosi
ty ; that the seventy-two original island
nro now intersected hy 1 17 canals, which
arorrossc-d by ,'IOU bridges reached by
stepson either side; that the "streets,"
so called, which cross tlioso bridges and
nro trnversod by foot passengers, aro
only four to eight feet wide, squirming
overy w hero helwt-un llio houses, and in
three or four places, where there is con
stant anil much passing, narrowing to a
foot mid n half, actually excluding stout
persons from tho uso of the thorough
fare. Tho gondolas nro used for tho travel of
tho few II ttis, of tliosu who havo somo
money to spend for luxuries tho nar
row streets nro UHcd by the many. Most
of the trnllic is carried on in tho stroets.
There nro no linnd-carts, no dog-carts,
no wheelbarrows, nothing on wheels.
Everything is carried on tlio head or
shoulders or in tho hand. I saw a man
bearing a qunrtcr of lamb on his naked
head for our breakfast very likely.
Fresh water is received from two
sources a little from twenty-six arte
sian wells, but the most from tho coun
try, from which it is brought and kept
in tanks. It is freo to tho public only
from 0 to 10 and 4 to 5 each day, and
sold tho rest ol tho time, and between
theso hours young women may be soen
hurrying to and from theso reservoirs,
with mctallio yokes across thoir should
ers threo fcot long, and two-gallon cop
per buckets borno thereon, in which
tho water is carried.
There is oulyono newspaper in Venice,
and ono crier of papers in tho streets,
nnd this vendor makes a noiso between
a yelp and a bray a sad but desperate
noise, as if his epiglottis had liecn struck
by lightning and ho was about to ex
pire in mortal agony. William A
Unpmcticed writers are very apt to
fall into tho school girl's habit of using
italics with indiscriminate prodigality.
Yet we do notaccopt tho total-abstinence
principles of the purists, who hate the
visiblo mark of emphasis as tho snail
boy hates tub-night. One says that "the
use of italics is an insult to tho reader's
understanding." If not used with mod
eration or good judgment, they certain
ly can bo insulting nnd exasperating,
but there is no aenso in rigid prohibi
tion. A writer quotes from Howells'
etory to show that in many cases no skill
ot constriction could produce tho effect
which tho author obtains by a fow italics.
Pages of description and analysis would
not havo given us such a clear idea of
Mrs. Muynard as wo get from the under
scoring of her conversation. How keen
ly wo realize tho fretful, frivolous and
unreasonable woman when she says to
Grace, "as it during her sickness Bella
must havo been wholly neglected.
' Don't let tho child bo all dirt when her
father comes ' " But without tho italics
how fiat the exclamation would seem.
Tho truth Li, italics, like old Medford
rum, calomel and dynamite and other
strong articles, aro very good things in
tbeir way, but you dou't want too many
of them, aud you must "handle with
A muin is a very hungry thing indeed,
aud ho who iosscases it must constantly
teed it by reading and thinking, or it
wit shrivel up or fall 'ep, Spur
A COMFORTABLE HOME I
1 ne unueritgneu rus recently ruled up
Inelegant aisle, the large roomy Cottage formerly be
longing lu the Lemon estate, on Nuuanu artel,
beyond Ihc Commercial Hotel brciniict,
for the ourvoe of conducting
A astttsHrtssr Todglaa; Hsnss.
llie name of this tjlsaaant retreat Is the "WHITE
HOUSE." Iicaiuut be surpassed In the kingdom lor
comfort aikl cleanliness.
TDK OKOUNUS ARK SPACIOUS
and ornamented stith shade ticcs.
lVrtomof resixttaLpity Buy aUay be sure of a cheer
ful home there, A siltuigrix,m it set apart lur the curt
venieme of guests. A r tW UOKr. KOOMS AkK
VACANT, terms always moderate.
ilKS. J. T. WHITE, Pieutletor,
AsTManyof our readers will rtuicmbcr Mrs. White
as proprietor of the lodging bouse on sort street, d
twining the Pantheon htaUce, ishkh was such a cow.
stable home under her management, tu3m
TI IIACKt'l'.LD Ik Co, I
INVOICES Oh' NEW COOPS.
Jui received it Kalr uil IrUml,
CtmiltltniE In (art tf (tAUwtl
A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF DRY GOODS,
Dfnlmc, Crown and White Cottom. Drills, Tick
Jngi, Turkey Red, Merlnot black and
coloredjtfiualJUei, Keppi, AJpacai,
Cobourffj, Italian Cloth and
Blick, Gro-erIn, Fancy, Colored 'lend Striped.
Barege, Crepe, Ac,
Mch'h J'ltnilnhlilf OoiiiIm,
Sl.trti, Woolen, Mlied. Calico, Hickory, Denim)
etc., Merino and Cotton Uuderihlrti, White
Boont Shlrti.Socki & Stocking!. Cloveif
Handkerchiefs, Foulardi, a Urice in.
voice of CLOTHING conilitln?
of Fine Black Cloth Coati and
Panti, Buckskin Sacks,
Pants and Suits, Pelt,
Sacks ft Pants,
Boy's Shirts, and
Children's Jackets, I.
R. Coats ft Legging;!, Mon
key and Sailor Jackets. Carpet
Slippers, SUk and I. C. Umbrellas
andParasols, Fancy and Travelling
Shawls, Cotton and Turkish Towels,
White and Fancy Quilts, Felt Rugs and Brus
sels Carpeting, SUk and Velvet Ribbons, Threads,
White and Fancy Blankets,
Fancy Striped Woolen, two sties,
Scarlet, Orange, White Woolen and 4 points,
Buttons for Shirts, Coats, Pants, Dresses,
Genuine Fau de Cologne, Lubin't Ki
tracts. Toilet Soap. I'hiloconn?, Hair
Oil, Comb. LoolungGUMcl, 1'iDe, I.
K. Hall 1, Harmonicas, ItUnk lloolts,
Cold Leaf, Jewelry. Gold Watches,
Tape, Elastic. Scarfs, Albums,
Eitentlon, Arm, Dining room and Parlor Chairs,
SmUUea, Catfktnat Otrthn, Mlrrup Lritther,
Hemp& I. K Packing, Coal liailtcts,
CRATES OF ASSORTED CROCKERY,
Conialnioe Plate, Cuns, Teapots, Howls, Chambers,
Kice Difchcs and Bakers, ltDikhns 3 arid 5
Gallons Sample IfvttJcv Vases and GU.uwarct Manila
and '1 aired Rupe, Coal Bay. Gunnies. Twine,
Burlaps Woolpack and 1 wilted Sacking, Linen Hote
SUGAR AND RICE BAGS,
of all sues and qualities.
Sardines In balf and quarter boxes.
Salt in Jars, Castor OU lo tins. Matches.
Cocoanut OU, Wash Blue, H. White Lead.
Stearine Candles, 4, 5. and 6, H. ft P. Biscuit,
Hubbuck'a Linseed Paint 00, White Zinc Paint,
De Laure fill and Boutelleau o Branay
and outer brands. Rum, Gin, St. Puld
Beer, Ale and Porter, Port Wine,
Sherry, Rhine Wine, Fine and Table
Clarets, Champagne, Dry Heid-
selck Monopole, Ch Faare, G.
H. Mumm & Co., Sparkling:
Hock, Moselle, &c, &c
German mul Ilttvnna C'iam,
Plated ware Spoons, forks, Cruets, Tea
sets. Cups, Napkin Kings, Salvers, etc.
Pocket and Uutcher Knives, Scissors, Sheep Shears,
Needles, Spuuns, Kites, Spurs, Oatvanued Batun,
lloup Iron, Keg Kims, Hammers, etlow
Metal and louiposilion Nails, Uartncrs
UabUtt Meul, bugar Coulctl Iron
Fire Clay. Blacksmith Coal, Fire Bricks, Til,
Empty Barrels, Oak Boats, fcc
Orders from the other Islands carefully attended 10.
II. Uatkfrld Jt Co.
HE ONWARD MARCH OF PROGRESS.
In consequence of the changes on Merchant street.
In the pTVpoteU tearing liownof siuting buildings to
make room for the NEW CAMPBELL BLOCK,
THOS. G. THRUM
Will REMOVE the UUness J his
StaUaNsesry ad HVara DasArttavaat
AS ALSO HIS
UMi-flinJirjr anj Ji(xr-Ku!iiij( fimiiuit
TO HIS 10RT.STKEET STAND
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