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l-aeh addi'ibnal inch m cents estra.
Il-arhaddlllanal Iran il.soesira.
SeeonJ fnirilon H rsre ehra;ed for first Inwttlon.
Each additional monlh i rate charged for (irt
Advertisements ordered In for 3 of more monrht will
b chirged for monthly HI 'A th rile for fir month.
Nut 1 little inures! is manifested here at '"' "'"
prr-ient oscr lh prospective riult of tlie The redding of I)r. Nathaniel nriglil Kincr
dclilieralinns of the railroad magnates now In sun, to Miss Sarah Ouauelh 1'iercc, last
ae-wlon, ami knovsn as the Tramcontinental Thursday night, hat been the most notable so-,
Kailro-id Convention, The future percentages' clal happening of the new )car.
Wl.l.linur.v fil.Vl'MMK.irO.V. sheet all the clothing they were en sbled tovtve,
rirr Unit-Unit Intnllu ,trHor,l ,' Tim . which was Imt liltlr. as the Ihnics spread o
Imttttt ftrtmrtfe,'- , rf llrirrfrtf rt(
of this gigintlc pooling arc being discussed,
When one learni of the immense amount of
traffic and travel done by the sast net-aorV. of
Castern Unci that gradually concentrate into
the two or three delivery roads of this coast, it
Is easy to understand the Importance of this
gathering, not only to the magnates hut to the
public In general. We islanders ought to feel
an interest beyond one of mere curiosity, also
distart as we are situated. Some Intimations
were put forth several weeks since that, at the
end of (he existing " pool contract," then
about terminatlne. a "break" would be
.,J3 ffi4l".& whlh de 'l'r, 1" the luture struggle for trade
art for transient ftdvertiscmenti.
A I J aH 111 ieniitj will lcoflrttM monthlf
pjrf yearly dertimnt fetid in nJwrtet.
ifei jn Wrt(wment ma b rr mjuniM (ih
ihr pay hn ordrl In. or no notice will to taWn nl
ihem TV rate of ctar-. are jriven In the above
ate urt'i remit! anew for amti Amerlran advernt.
nvnti, or mbwriptloo miy bmil tiy bank tilt,
cotft or poul money orden.
JANUARY m, 1885
Vnrittftm Af(rf .
In my last letter I endeavored to give my
Impressions of Christmas observances here,
and I may bo pardoned if I note my observa
tions of New Year's. I-'rom traditional report
strengthened by the atray of names pub
lished In the "social world" department of
several of the hading papers here of those
presumed 10 be "In society," who would
receive Cillers en that day, to wish them joy
throughout the year and ' many happy returns
ol the day" I as led to eapect a general
observance of New Yeat'i as calling day by
the sterner sex, and to find business In general
suspended and given up to the joyous time of
merry-making. In all this, however, I was
greatly mistaken. The day was not generally
observed as a holiday as llonolulans observe
it. and the custom of New Year's calls, In
society, 1 found to be virtually a tradition of
the past. This pleasant New Ungland custom
is kept up by a comparative few who hold
tenaciously to home memories, and by others
for the liberties allowed them by society that
would be tolerated at no other time of the
year. A revulsion of feeling has set In against
New Year's calls In person simply from the
abuse of the privitcces extended. Even metro
politan New York and staid Iloston report the
observance as " honored in the breach." In-
stead has arisen the harmless and equally
efficient custom of New Year's calling cards,
which, for variety of tasteful designs, )ct void
of ostentatious display, gives profitable employ
ment to the local engraver's art, In rivalry of
those of Prang, Lovell and others.
The principal topic of interest here since last
steamer continues to be new developments in
the Sharon case, which the various suits that
I have followed the decision have brought forth,
the latest being Nellie Urackctt's denial of the
truth of her former testimony, and the so-called
" decoy " contract between Tjler and Gumpel,
the writing expert, which Ilirnes is said to
have paid a former clerk of Tyler's $25,000 to
obtain, but which now is asserted to have
I been hatched for Ilarnes' especial benefit.
Loud are the criminations on both sides of
r sharp practice so unbecoming 'the pro-
fession' in tampering with a confidential em-
ployc," on the one hand ; and on the other, of
' making a fraudulent document. The public
r Interest is therefore diverted from the main
issue for the time being to watch wtiai course
the San Francisco Bar Asiociatlon will take
Jl relative to it, vague hints being circulated that
;i both will be disband.
rc - -
1 The senatorial conflict deadlock at Sacra-
. ( memo continues Its unprecedented condition,
If "being now, after ncvily two weeks in caucus,
, unable to' decide upon their choice, M. M.
" Eslce, A. A. Sargent, Ex-Governor I'erkins
and Lcland Stanford being nominees. The
' former, as an anti-monopolist, is strongly sup
ported by the Chronicle, and Sargent comes in
for Its vituperation from the fact that he aided
the islands to secure their treaty. Lcland
Stanford is spoken of as the dark-horse in the
contest, and may have the unsought honors of
tenator thrust upon him simply to defeat the
others; though, speaking with one recently
who has watctud the contest closely, he gave
me his impression that Sargent vv ould be the
In treaty matters there have been ro new
developmenti since my last, excepting the
favorable prospect of the Niraraugua treaty.
1 Its strong opposcrt have been among1 those
, who have opposed ours, principally sugar and
'j fruit-growers, aided by timidists who feared
, " foreign complications." A prominet.t
- western senator, who has been throwing his
S weight and support in favor of the Xicaraugua
treaty, is reported to have said that he did not
deem the Hawaiian treaty in especial danger,
Oence his quiescent attitude lest a reverse
-treatment therewith should bring forth em
N'iltercd opKsitlon, Nevertheless, it is gen
erally concccded on all sides that our treaty
hat an ominous outlook. In connection with
this subject the coming annual report of the
trade and commerce, of San Francisco, fur
1884, will throw much valuable testimony in
support of the petition of the mercantile firms
of this city for its continuance. This report is
later in appearing thi year than last, but a
few important facts therefrom have already
appeared in the Ilullctin, which go to show
the importance of Hawaii's trade ts San Fran
cisco, inasmuch at the islands figure second in
foreign arrivals for 18S4 with 100 sailing
vessels, representing '32,188 tons, the com
bined ports of Europe leading us only by one
vessel, though, of course, considerable in ton
nage. Our Islands, for the month of December
alone, took 3,139 barrels of flour, while, for
the six months ending December 31st, the ex
ports thither was 31,192 barrels.
Business, which for months u.t has been
excessively dull, not only here but in the East
alto, is repotted (o be improving, New York
yand Chicago already showing evidences of
entering upon a new season of prosperity.
There are indications thtoughout this state of
a better feeling pervading many trade lenties.
The winter rains have been abundant and the
farmer's heart has been made glad for his
future propcct, while (he recent rise of wheat
in Liverpool, though small, hat been the
means of calling many ships to the service of
moving the lar(-e turplut of grain that the
long-ruling low ratct have caused shipper! to
hold in warehouses. Some Idea of the volume
of this trade may be obtained when I state the
fact that over seventy ships are under engagr-
by rival lines, the public would be materially
lwnr fitfeil in chepf fares, but the evidences
so far fall to meet the hopes and expectations
of the large majority. Although all discusions
are witheld fiom the press and the representa
tives arc pledged to sccrwy, I was told of a
proposition to advance rates two cents per
pound on one grade of freight that figures
Irccty In our list of Imports for evcry-day
wants. And if this Is so in one class of freight
what will It be through the entire list.
The Oceanic Steamship Company took ad
vantage of the presence of this august and Im
portant body and Invited them to a reception
on board of the Alameda last evening, which
was brilliantly Illuminated for the occasion.
Cnptaln Morse did the honors with his usual
grace, and was assisted by Mr. A. II.
Sprcckcls and W, II. Davenport.
This steamer convevs to the islands no less
an Illustrious personage than Professor Alex
andcr Agassi, of Harvard University, for 1
few wcekV -study In his epeclal lines of
scientific research in )our witers, and for a
visit to our famous volcano. He needs no in
troduction to the readers of the Press at my
hands, his fame, scarcely less than that of his
father before him, having preceded him many
years, antl I doubt not tie win nmi uuring nis
brief sojourn in the islands many who will be
delighted to do him honor.
In amusements there is nothing new to
report. The Emma Abbott Optra Season,
referred to in my last, has been eminently
successful, and deservedly so from the variety
of operas presented in the brief season of four
weeks. It struck your correspondent oddly,
however, to hear parts rendered part In English
and part In Iljlian, but so rich was the tender
ing that it would have been no detriment (at
least to my pleasure) if a part had been sung
in Russian also. The troupe Is the fortunate
possessor of three prima donnas, but It is sel
dom that one can hear all three In one opera.
The young actor, George Osborne, referred
to also in my last, has struck out for his name
and fame as a " star," opening in Oakland
this week as Bob Brierly in "The Ticket of
Of island people here on the coast, now- al
most too numerous to mention, Judge S. L.
Austin and family are at the Arlington, at
Oakland, the judge undergoing medical treat
ment for his ejoi, which already uivc en
couraging signs of improvement. Captain
llobron an 1 family have taken a house in a
desirable location on Sutter Street, and will,
doubtless, soon feel quite at home. The
captain was looking welt and hearty, and said
he never felt better in his life. Fred. Wun
denburg, who recently came over on steam
boat matters, has about completed arrange
ment for having one of about 150 tons built,
not finding aiy ready built to suit the purposes
or trade for which he requires it. Engineer
Farnsworth I met with him, and they were
feeling the beneficial effects of cool San Fran
cisco weather. Judge Davidson, C. E.
Williams, Itcoki Stcvvait, 1. II. Black and
Dan O'Conncll I have met occssionally, each
of them looking as natural as ever. They
send their aloha to island friends. To the
many admirers of Charles Warren Stoddard,
left silently disconsolate on )our shores at
their loss, it maybe some satisfaction in their
miery to know that a similar band of discon
lolaus exist here, with only this difler-ncc,
they gave him a parting dinner ere he kit for
South Bend, and the society fiends of some of
these city journals have blazoned the fact to
the world. They sought to do quiet honors
to the constitutionally tired Bohemian, but
'Frisco could not loose him thusly.
Mr. Samuel Parker, the recently aptointed
commissioner to the New Orleans- Exposition
from Hawaii, who arrived by the Alameda,
took his departure for the seem of his labors
on the 13th instant, taking with hiin as secre
tary a Mr. Robertson, formerly engaged in the
mint in this city, and spoken of as eminently
qualified for the duties of his position.
Future notes (on my return) will be devoted
to travels and impressions of places, people
and industries I have been fortunate enough to
visit and meet in my rounds through this
golden state. T. G. T.
San Francisco, January 15, 18S5.
The I'ufrntiM ZWj ami Ihr Volcano UnUMt
I VUUov'm Opinion,
Mr, John Douglas Smith, of Holy wood,
County Down, Ireland, left England for New
Zealand, via the United States, in May, 1883.
Being impressed w ith California he remained
there several months, arriving here on the
Alameda December 23rd last.
Mr. Smith had, when he left England, an
extremely hazy notion of this kingdom. He
had never heard of the "Hawaiian" Islands
though he knew, in a general way, about
the " Sandwich " Islands and Honolulu. But
he thought the volcano was about six mites out
ol town. When he reached San Francisco he
was unable to learn at cither of the steamship
offices anv thing definite about the volcano
trip from Honolulu.
Hit first idea of tlic magnificence of the vol
cano was lavernters lilliugrapli in the Xmas
Wasp. When he actually saw it he was not
only not disapmiiited but oonsldcit the sight
1 he grandest in his t-rience. lit- sav that
a population of tight-seeing globe trotters,
larger than that of this entire kingdom, would
gladly visit us from England alone if our vol
cano were properly advertised. He thinks
that a large, welt executed liihcgraph of tlie
volcano, hung up In, Charring Cros Station,
London, would attract to our shores a stream
of victors sighing, repining and only waiting
for fresh worlds (of travel) to conquer.
Mr, Smith is very plain in bit criticism of
the Yolcano House management, and offers
some sensible suggestions of which, more
By half-past seven, invited spectators to the
dumber of fully three hundred had assembled
in Fort Street f 'hutch to witness the ceremony.
Seldom has the church been so appropriately,
10 charrringly decorated. Miss Annie I'atkc,
Mrs. K. W. Lalne, Mrs. Edward Damon and
Mr. Joseph Emerson were responsible for the
arrangement and a great many friends so
many of them anonjmously that no tist of
names which might be given would be at all
complete sent the profusion of flowers and
greenery that made the lavished beauty possi
ble. To Mrs. Laine belongs the credit of sug
gesting the greatest ofthetwofloral triumphs
to Miss Parke ami Mr. Damon, the credit of
the handiwork. It was a floral bower, arched
over the aisle between the two pews nearest
the pulpit. Ferns, malic, roses and a wealth
of tropic bloom and tropic fragrance entered
Into its intricate structure a structure that
completely concealed the frame work and
made the artful semblance of a floral arch th
realism of nature. Behind the pulpit was a
magnificent branch of sugar p?lm, lily? an em
erald plume from some titanic fossil bird.
Upon the pulpit was a voung cocoa palm, in
a majolica vase, In happy augury of that not
distant hour when bride and groom might sit
under their own palm and mango tree. In
front of the pulpit was an artistically disposed
mass of flowers, for the most pait roses. Four
vases of growing ferns were placed upofi the
floor in front of the pulpit. The combined ef
fect was not to be bettered, many an involun
tary and but half-tupprcsscd "Oh I" testifying
to its striking beauty.
By half past seven the church was well filled,
only a few of the front pews being unoccupied,
while the gallery was crowded. In the choir
were Mr. Myron II. Jones, organist; Prof. J
V. Varndley, with violin; Mr. II. G. Morse,
with flute. The first number was The Angels
serenade, by Br.iga, for organ, violin and flute ;
the second, Ave Maria, by Bach-Gounod, for
organ and violin. For the entry of the bridal
party, the organist plaved a march from
"Lohengrin," by Wagner. During the cere
mony, the organist played aromanza, by David.
And as the bridal party left the church, the
organ pealed forth Mendelssohn's Wedding
March" that old-new harmony, whose notes
are writ in passion, whose melody is love.''
At about a quar'er before eight the silken
cord tint barred the central aisle was untied
and the immediate relatives and connections
of the contracting parties took scats on two of
the forward pewss Mr. and Mrs. A. W.
Pierce, father and step-mother of the bride ;
Mr. George Emerson, Mrs. Sarah Emerson,
brother und mother of the groom ; and one or
two intimate friends.
A moment thereafter, the first strains of the
" Lohengrin " march announced the bridrl party
which came up the central aisle in the following
order: Pastor Cruzan, Messrs. E. A. Jones
and W. A. Kinney, ushers; Mr. Joseph Emer
son, best man; Miss Ilattie Pierce, bridesmaid;
the bride and groom.
1 he contracting parties stood under the floral
arch; facing the pulpit, the bride on the left,
the bridesmaid and Mr. Kinney at her left ; the
best man and Mr. Jones on the groom's right.
The pastor stood facing the audience and read a
brief but well arranged marriage service.
Then the organ's mellowed music began
again, and soon the church was emptied
only a few waiting to obtain a nearer view of
the charming floral trappings of the pulpit and
the lovely marriage bower.
After the ceremony, some of the more inti
mate friends of the happy couple assembled
at the residence of the bridegroom. Tlie house
transformed from the den of a batchelor into
the fitting home of a bride. The sitting room
was decked in great good taste with flowers
and ferns, in large vases, by Mrs. II. S. Sain
ton. A lady who wills to be nameless but
on whom envious housewives scowl and whose
culinary and housekeeping prowess more gen
erous ones freely acknowlege superintended
the details of a wedding collation that
the late lamented Pierre Blot justly might have
been proud of .
"Which it, I do protest, most niggard praise.
Bride and groom were obliged to stand still
a long time and receive, as calmly as possible,
the felicitations of merry friends. They went
through the ordeal brav ely. ' 'A soldierly groom,
a bonnie bride" was the unuttercd toast of
more than one of the evening's guests.
Mr. Furneaux sent a very pretty picture of
the Waialua Church in which Doctor Emer
son's father preached. Many other friends
sent presents lrath beautiful and useful.
Of course this account vv ould be worse than
incomplete without some description of the
bride's dress. A more accomplished Jcnkyns
than the writer had done it better justice.
Looked at from the un-artistic (not necessarily
in-artist!c) standpoint of a mere on-luoker, the
dress was a thing of beauty and, doubtless,
a joy forever in the memory of the designer
and oi many admiring spectatois.
In detail the dress may be briefly described
as follows t "The fabric was turah satin,
cream-white, with a blending shade of Escurial
lace to match. The corsage was heavily trim
med with lace, pinned with, diamond orna
mentt. The dress in front, from belt to feet,
was trimmed with heavy folds of satin, the
pannier had folds of satin and draperies of
lace ; the long court tiain was cut square.
White satin shoes." The bride wore natural
Marethal Neil roses, and no other ornaments.
The proverb, that "Adversity teaches a man
his friends" has sometimes its converse truth.
The happy event ofjast Thursday evening has
doubtless assured the doctor and his new made
life-partner that their friends are many and their
well wishers practically numlicrlcts. Among
whom it goes without laying it the propri
etor, the staff and the printing department of
the Saturday Press.
anMlB 1 . luu.n.A l,w l.ii ah, I iin.-fj In
1 ihlmuij (t S.WII ,rw.Ml l1. t.Ul lilVI UHWIh ,u
1 remain longer on the premises.
Last Tuesday night witnessed one of the most Mr. J. McColgan, who onnt the lots and
disastinus fires that has ever occurred, in this 1 buildings occupied by Messrs. P. Mctntrny,
city The first intimation of the fire, which Frank Gerti and J, W. McDonald & Co.
started at U130 A.M., in Mr. C. J. Hshel't , corrolmr.vte the above statement of Mr P Mc
Millinery and Fancy Goods Store, corner of I Inerny. Mr. McColgan hid his bed room
Hotel and Fort Streets, was the excited criet of 1 Immediately in the rear 6f the room in which
persons, happening to be In its vicinity, who Mr, Mclnerny and family used and wat
ment to-day to load wheat from San Francisco,
representing 108,000 tons, while the surplus
of stock of wheat on hand January I, 1885,
was 1,080,000 torn against 430,000 tonia jear
, ago- This, (hen, it the prime mover cf thlt
Mate's prosperity, and takes the place that
Stocks did, not many years since, as the busi
ness barometer, Since, my arrival here I have
f Nthcr fought thy of places of business (not
jtUing on bujnest berti), but with one't ejet
Tltius can open it is not difficult to perceive the
'k)Mily on the put of dealers to effect sales by
miptJIng oHers and liberal Inducements. The
mm najr be said of real statc and buildings
M4 ( (act that the Utter can Ix Indulged In
akMpr to-day than at any tiut previous la
afe -Mpt kimmf is quite an item in favor of
or ImtUMta property,
"Now, tir," said the prosecuting attorncy
pormously, "sou are a railroad man, sou say,
Now, sir, let tee how much you know about
your business, sir. What motive, sir, has vour
company for running its train through the city
faster than the ordinance decree?'' "What
motive?" "Yes, sir, what motive? Come.sirl"
"Why, locomotic, I should say." The wit
ness wat fined fur contempt of court.
A physician wat driving along the stitet
when hit horte took fright and ran away, He
wat thrown violently to the sidewalk and
knocked senseless. Presently he recovered a
little from hit unconsciousness and, uotlcing
the crowd which had gathered about him, re
marked t "What's the matter, gentlemen?
Anybody hurt ? I'm Dr. B. Can I be of toy
A faithful employe had grown old in the
service of a railroad and at last became too
feeble to work. The president was asked if
the company could not do something for him,
as he was very poor, "How long has he been
with us? the official inquired. "Over forty
sears." "Alwajt did his duty?" "Never
missed a day." "You say he it very old and
feeble ?" "Yet ; the chances are that he will
never leave hit bed again." "11-ni, poor fel
low I Of course we must do something for
him. I'll give him a life pass."
The Army an Navy Journal of December
27th, sa)s that the Hartford was at Coqulmbo,
Chili, at last advices, was to leave the South
American Coast in March, visit the Hawaiian
Islands and arrive in San Francisco in May.
Why I the gentleman called a pawnbroker ?
Because the oftener vou go to him the broker
you g:t, and the broker )ou are, the oftener
you go to hl'ii. This also will apply to any
1 1 1 .
"You may speak," said a fond mother,
"about people having strength of mind, but
when it comes (o strength of don't mind, my
son William surpasses every body I ever knew."
"None but the biave deserve the fare," re
marked the conductor, boldly pocketing the
Law local ileuu In tuppleuwat.
rushed throuvjh the streett in various directions,
rousing the slumbering denizens of the ad
In a few moments, thereafter, at 12135 A-M-t
the bells pealed fotlh their alarm, but several
minutes elapsed before the engines were started
on their way to the fire. Engine No. 1 was
manned by only Jim Ward and 3 or 4 boys
until Mr. Evans assisted, and although there
were from 20 to 30 men running alongside of
the engine, on the sidewalk, scarcely any of
them could be prevailed upon to assist in
dragging the engine, which unnecessarily
delayed its arrival at the fire.
The general statement of those who claimed
to have been t4ie first to see the origin of the
fire was that, It started In a small room on the
sccond-lloor of the building on the north-east
corner of Hotel and Fort streets. This room
was uscdasa tailoringshopby somcof thework-
menln the employ of Mr. II, S.Tregtoar.. The
general supposition Is that the workmen had
failed to extinguish the fire used by them for
heating their irons, but this is not vouched for
as a fact,
Bv the time the first alarm was sounded
from the Bell Tower, Mr. J. B. Warner
watchman at Dodd's Stables assisted by Joe
Wiseman and Jim Sherwood, had connected
the 2 inch private hose, belonging to the Pan
theon Stables, witli their water pipe and
mounting a ladder entered the second floor of
Fishel's building and played on the fire for
nearly twenty minutes before any of the engines
could get a stream of water on the building.
This doubtless saved Dodd's Stables from
catching fire by keeping the fire from making
rapid headway until the engines got fairly to
work, as It was not until 2:58 A. M. 23
minutes after the first stream of water was
started. This was from Engine No. a stationed
opposite Dr. McGrew't residence and which
played two streams.
Hawaiian Enelnc No. 4. attached to the
cistern, at the corner of Hotel and Nuuanu
streets, was the next to cct water on the
building at 1 110 A. M., and in a few moments,
thereafter, Engine No. t, stationed at the cis
tern, at the Intersection of Fort and Merchant
streets, and China Engine No. 5, drawing their
supply from the pond in the yard
on Hotel street, adjoining, the Empire
Saloon got to work. This delay was
caused by No. I having to run out nearly
1 ,000 feet ofhose before they could make con
nection and No. J seemed to have bad luck in
getting started, owing to the bursting of their
hose and failing to get the pipe securely at
tached to the hose. It was only after frequent
attempts, during which several bvstanders
were thoroughly drenched with water,
that they finally succeeded in getting
ready for operations and their first
pLrformance was to play from their station
opposite the Parisian restaurant on Hotel
strctt, over the rear of Dodd's stables and
Pantheon saloon, drenching many of the
lookers-on of both sexes who were on the side
walk licmmedvin by ropes stretched across the
street and along the sidewalk, so they were
unable to escape in time. This proceeding
was totally unnecessary, as by this time the
upper portion of Fishel's building had fallen in
and Dodd's stables were past all danger ol
taking fire. The Pacific Hose Co. No. t and
Protection Hook and Ladder Co were sta
tioncd on Hotel street opposite the the Pan
theon saloon and did effective service.
The building occupied by Mr. Fishcl being
of all-wood, and his stack of goods very in
flamablc, the fire made rapid headway, totally
de-it roving the adjoining buildings on Hotel
street occupied by Mr. George M.RauppGer
mania Market, and the Elite Ice Cream Par-
lors.and burning the roof and other portions of
the building used by Messrs. Simpson & Wal
lace as a plumbing and tin-ware establishment.
On Fort Street the Confectionery and Soda
Water Manufactory of Mr. P. Mclnerny and
the Boot and Shoe Store of Mr. Frank Gcrta
were totally destroyed, while the side and roof
of the City Shoeing Shop, adjoining Mr.
Gcrtz', was badly burned.
The heat was so intense from these burning
buildings that the paint on the front of the
Astor House Billiard Saloon and vicinity was
melted and rolled up in ridges resembling
lava, while the iron-shutters of the stores
opposite the fire were so hot that one could not
bear a hand on them.
Had not Engines No. 1 and 2 first plaved
on the wooden buildings on Jlolel. street, op
posite the fire, for a long time they, doubtless,
would have also caught fire and led to a much
It is impossible at this early hour to cor
rectly ascertain the amount ol loss sustained
and insurance effected, by the several sufferers
in this fire, but we are informed that Mr. C.J.
Fishel't slock of millinery, fancy goods, etc.,
was fully insured. Only a small portion of
his stock was supposed to have been saved.
Mr. Geo. M. Raupp, Germania Market, to
tal lost no insurance.
The Elite Ice Cream Parlors saved a por
tinn of their futures consisting of a safe, ice
cream freezers and marble-lop tables, cliaita.
show-cases and some of the curios nut of the.
show window s-casci;insurcd for $2000 Simp
son & Wallace saved all their stock. The above
rescued pioperty wat conveyed to the vicinity
of the-Bell Tawer. .
Mr. P. Mclnerny lost everything .excepting
two show-cases and a few other articles, which
are stored in the yard of Mr, Lederer opposite.
Mr. Frank Gcrtz, fortunately, had removed toj
his new residence the. day previous to the fire,
most of his fumiUusvand also saved nearly his
entire stock ; reported 10 belnsured for $3000,
The fire wat nearly totally extinguished by
2:45 at which time most of the enginet
returnc-d home. Had it not happened to have
rained the preceding day and the night being
extremely calm, there would, in all proba
bility, have been much greater destruction,
During the fire a man was caught in the act
of stealing 6 pair of bojts from the stock of
Mr, Frank Gerti and safely carried to the
Since publishing yesterday's report of the
recent firc.corncrof Hotel and Fort ttrcctt, (he
following additional particulars have been
Mr, P, Mclnerny, who occupied the build
ing on Fort ttrcet Immediately in the rear of
the ttore of Mr, C, J. Fishcl, states that he
and hit wife and child were sleeping In their
room on the floor above his store, at the time
the tire occurred.and were among the first to see
it breakout and to give the aland. At this time
the flames appeared tu first show in the
rear of that portion of the ground floor
ol the store, occupied by Mr. C, J, Fishcl,
which was In close proximity to the adjoining
building, occupied by Mr, Geo. M. Uaupp at
a butcher shop. Mr. and Mrs. Mclnerny
dashed on the flames all the water they had
handy in buckets am) pitchers, but finding it
insufficient to arrest tne progress 01 the rut
awake at the first intimation of the fire and
noticed the flames bursting out in the same
locality as described by Mr. Mcinerny.
He escaped with nothing saved but the cloth
ing on his back,
Mr. Frank Gerlr, who lived in the building
in the rear of his store, which adjoined that
of Mr. Mclnerny, also states that, he was
roused from his bed by a strong smell of
smoke, about fife minutes before the first
alarm was given, and after a careful examina
tion, being unable to. detect the cause of the
smoke, retired again to his bed, On hit rls
Ing the second time when the alarm was first
given on the street, he looked out ol hit win
dow facing the rear of Mr. Raupp's Market
and saw the smoke and flames ascending over
the roof of Mr. Mclncrny's building through
the spaces between the rear of Mr, Fishel's
store auil the side of Mr. Mclncrny's build
ing and on entering the street he first noticed
the flames bursting out of the window of the
first floor on Fott street In the rear of Mr.
Fishel's store. Mr. Ocrtz is positive in his
mind that had the lire originated in the tailor's
room, on tne second noor 01 .Mr. 1 isnei s
building, as was, supposed to be the fact on
the night of the fire, he could not have failed tu
have seen it at the start, as that room and upper
floor was in full view from his window. Many
of the fire department hold to the same belief,
as expressed by the above three named gen
tlemen, and therefore it is not )ct clearly de
termined as to how and where the fire origina
The losses sustained by the fire, and amount
of insurance effected on the property destroved,
as correctly as now can be ascertained, are as
Mr. C. J. Flshel, building owned by I.
Molt Smith, loss not yet ascertained. Mr.
Fishel's stock is said to have inventoried on
Novcmiier 10, 1884 about $34,000 insured for
$2t,oooinlhe following named companies:
City of London for $4,000; South British and
National $3,000; Mr, C. O. Bcrger agent. Sun
Fire Office of Loudon for $6000, Messrs. G.
W. Macfarlane agents. Trans-Atlantic of
Hamburg (or $5000 and North German of
Hamburg for $3,000, Messrs. II. Hackfcld &
Co. agents. The latter firm having $1,500 on
the building as is reported. Mr. Fihcl had a
long lease of the property and atone lime he
thought of replacing the wooden building with
a new one of a more substantial charactcr,but,
a few days ago, expressed himself as having
relinquished this idea on account of the de
pressed condition of trade.
Mr. II. S. Tregloan lost in his tailor shop
over Mr. C. J. Fishel's Store of sewing
machines and the cloth in 'process of being
manufactured in suits of clothing. Loss esti
mated about $800. no insurance
Mr. George M. Raupp, building owned by
Hon. j. Mott Smith. Mr. Raupp lost on
stock and fixtures, estimated, $533 no insurance.
Elite Ice Cream Parlors, building owned by
Qnccn Emma, Completely destroyed; no in
surance. Mr. Henry Hait,manager for Messrs.
M. W. McChesncy & Son estimates the loss in
stock and fixtures, which were costly, as the
pallors were well fitted up, to be from $6,000
to $S,ooo, A portion of the movable lurniture
I and. fittings were saved, valued at $2,000 and
arc now icmporariijrTorcu in tne uen tower.
Insured for $2,000 in the Hamburg, Mag
deburg Fire Insurance Co. Mr. A. Jaeger
Messrs. Simpson & Wallace.building owned
by Queen Emmi,is badly burned and wrecked;
no insurance. The loss in removal of stock
and tools, clc. is about $600; no insurance.
Mcssrs.Siinpson & Wallace's policy of Insurance
having expired about ten days ago and was
not been renewed.
t Mr. George D. Schraeder, who recently
erected the new buijding adjoining the shop of
Messrs. Simpson & Wallace, and had opened
it as the Forest Market, escaped injury by a
vciy close shave. All his movable fixtures and
tools in the shop and his furniture and bedding
in his rooms in the rear, were removed to a
place of safety and but little injuredno insur
The property on the easterly side of Foit
Street, extending from the rear of the corner
lot occupied by Mr. C. J. Fishcl to the alley
way dividing the'lot on which stands the City
Shoeing Shop, conducted by Messrs. J. W.
McDonald & Co., and that occupied by the
Carriage Manufactory of Mr. W. 11. Page, is
owned by Mr. J. McColgan, with the buildings
thereon. These buildings were valued by Mr.
McColgan at $15,000, as it is estimated they
could not be replaced fur a less amount, and
were yielding him a rental of $1,200 per
annum. The property was taxed on a valu
ation of $11,000 last year. All these buildings
were nearly an-cntirc loss ; the City Shoeing
Shop being the only one left standing, and
this hail one-half of the roof and one side of
the building almost completely burnt out. It
will cost about $300 to repair this shop. Mr,
McColgan also lost all of his furniture, some
of which was new, his bedding and clothing,
two new sewing machines, and an iron safe
which was in the rear of Mr. I. Mclncrny's
store, the whole valued at $300; no insurance
on any of the property.
Mr. P. Mclnerny lost his entire stock and
household effects, saving only a counter, two
glass thow-caae's and a (ew other articles. He
estimates hit. lost at $6,000 insured for
$3,000 in the "Trant-Atlantlc" and "North
German of Hamburg' insurance companies,
Messjs. H. Hackfeid & Co.; agents,
Mr. Frank Gcrtz wat one of the comparatively
lortunate onet. He had only a few days pre
vious to the fire removed nearly all of hit best
furniture, etc., to No. 114, Fort street. Con
sequently he lost but. little of hit personal
effects, and he bad sufficient time to remove
nearly hit entire stock of boots and shoes, etc.,
to the rcarot alcisrt Lewis V Cot. grocery
Owing to Mr, Gcrtz having been recently
notified by Mr, Mclnerny that he mutt give up
his ttore, which it now burnt, he had secured
the refusal of that portion of the ttore occupied
by Mr,C. E. Williams, fronting on Hotel
street, No. 68, adjoining Mr. H. S. Tregloan,
nd hat now rented these premises where he
will open out his stock en Saturday,
Mr. GerK estimates the loss of hit furni
ture, clothing, etc., not removed from hit
recent 1 csldetice previous to the fire, at from
$300 to $500, Damage to stock not Jet at
The "C,lty Shoeing shop," Mettrt. J. W.
McDonald & Co., proprietors, suffered a lost
of about $300 to the binUing and $200 to re
place stock and tools lost or injured by rusting
from being wet, Including about V kegt of new
horse shoes, Mr, McDonald worked like a
Tregloan to save his stock until the burnt roof
of the shop had commenced failing on o!m,
and test iuccvedd Jn taMy removing ntarly
every article hi tit anop, Including bit hallows,
Mr. S 11. Page removed all of his Vehicles
from his pr mics at the outburst of tlie fire,
extending a line of them on Fott street up to
lleretanis ttreet, but returned them in tafety
after the danger was over. He attributes the
preservation of his buildings, which were of
light wood and very intlimmable, to the wise
direction of Chief Engineer Nott, who directed
No. 4 Engine to play a strong stream on the
buildings along the alley and In the rear of the
Fort street side, while Ex-Chief A. J. Cart
wriRht and assistant Engineer Monsatrat did
equally good service by directing one of the
streams from Engine No. 2 to be kept playing
on the rear of the "Elite Ice Cream Saloon,"
and adjoining buildings along that portion of
the alley way which separated these burning
buildings from the workshops ol Mr. Page In
the rear of the carriage repository.
Had the conflagration once crossed the alley
way and ignited Mr. Page's building it would
have passed almost bejond restraint and in
flicted a feaiful amount of destruction and sul
fating. Messrs. James Campbell, J. A. McGrcw,
John Paty and others have petitioned the min
ister of the Interior to have Hotel street
widened along the frontage of the recently
burned over lots.
J. 6, RUSSELL,
"Fashion Shoe Store."
Mr. J. 13. Russell, proprietor
of tlm "Fashion Shoe Store,"
N. E. Cor. of Geary and Du
pout streets, San Francisco,
bees to inform his numerous
.-.'-' . 1
Hawaiian patrons that he is
now prepared to fill their orders,
through Wells, Fargo & Co.,
or in any otner manner mcy
MPORTAK'T TO PLANTERS
11ieo. It Danes A Co. have Jutl received two quail.
tics of a themical fertilizer sncclallv- i-reparcd for appli
cation 10 cane fields by the ctletiraled mI.m Oiem
leal Manure Co." Tn qualities r of (reatcr and !
solubility, and thus aitaptcd respectively to dry and
ct districts. P. 0. rijtf.
Vri llntto I'nUlee,
As may been seen by examining our adver
tlsing columns, Messrs. II. Hackfcld have for
sale something that planters cannot profitably
In another column will lie found the adver
tisement of that long-established and favorably
known school, Hcald's Business College, San
Francisco. A good business education is in It
self a fortune.
Mr. George At. Uaupp, the obliging pro
prietor of the Germania Market, recently de
stroy! by fire, has opened a temporary shop
in Rose Lane, rear of Air. Houghtailing s,
where he will supply his cuvtomors, as Usual,
with the choicest meats and sausages of all
kinds, fish.poultryand vcgctablcs.unitil further
notice. Orders will receive prompt attention
Mr. Theodore Scvcrin has re-opened the Sun
Pearl Gallery, corner Fort and King streets
and is prepared to take in the best manner, all
kinds of photographs including the new styles
of" Panel, ""Boudoir"and',I'romcnadc" photos.
His specialty is tin-types, which he furnishes
in good style, at from 50 cents to $1.50 each
and gems in lockets, at 50 cents per dozen.
Give him a call.
Mr. Frank Gcrtz, the popular boot and shoe
dealer, who was one of the sufferers by the
late file, has fortunately secured the store, No.
68, Hotel street, adjoining Mr. II. S. Treg-
loan's, where he has removed his large and
varied stock and to day will open for business.
He has just received, by steamer Alameda, a
large invoice of new goods, which he odors at
great bargains. Give him a call and you will
have a " fit" welcome.
On the side-walk in Iront of the Astor House
Restaurant, No. 7S Hotel street, the writer no
ticed a large blackboard, on which was written
in chalk "Ice Cream for Sale Here." As this
was an agreeable surprise, he entered, and was
waited on by the gentlemanly proprietor, Irom
whom he learned that, In future, ice cream ol
the best quality will be served to ladies and
gentlemen, in first-class style, and furnished
for balls, parties and weddings, at reasonable
rates. Cream frozen to order at short notice.
Messrs. Lvcan & Co., No. 107 Fort street,
having effected a very favorable and honorable
settlement of their business affairs, are now
prepared to offer unusual inducements to parties
desiring to purchase articles in their line. They
invite particular attention to their large and
elegant stock of all kinds of musical instruments
and supplies, fancy goods, paintings, chromos,
engravings, furniture, sewing machines, etc.
Picture frames made to order. Now is a
rare chance to purchase a first class piano, or
organ, etc., at a very low price.
The attractive display in the art store of
Messrs. King Bros., in Way's building, on
King street, between Fort and Alakea street,
will w ell repay any visitor to enter and inspect
their elegant line of pictures, cromos, engrav
ings, photographs, etc. Messrs. King Bros,
also keep a complete stock of all kinds of ar
tist's materials, etc., and make a specialty of
making to order at short notice, picture frames
in great variety of styles, having a fine assort
ment of mouldings always in stock and giving
their personal attention to making tfiem in an
Since the burning of the " Elite "Parlors"
the young men have been congratulating them
selves that their sweethearts would be unable
to tax them with their usual demand for ice
cream but, since reading this notice, they have
lost all " Harf and concluded it is useless to
rebel, to the ladies are on the " qui-vive" for
an invitation to the Saratoga House, where
they can be served daily until to o'clock I. M.
with ice-cream ad-libitum, or they can obtain
it from the cart which will make its usual route
every evening. Balls, parties and weddings
also supplied. Telephone 181.
pLBCTION OF OFFICERS.
Al the annual mccllnrr of ln HAWAIIAN AORI.
rill.rllUAl, t fl .h.l,( tanusrv lilh Inil . the follow.
tna gentlemen were elected as officers of the comany
for the ensuing ) ear t
Hon. Charles K. Illshop.i
Mr. Samuel C. Allen
Mr. P. C Jones, Ji...
Mr. Joseph O. Caile,....
,ir. iiiuniMs .i.p
Sealed proposals will received at the office of iht
Minister of the Interior until t o'clock noon on Satur
day, the sBttfday of February, iSrj, for the construct
ion of the woiVi herein named.
rlans .and specifications ma b esamlned tl the
office of the Minister on and afier the 9th day of Feb
The worts to be conuracted are
First The basin of the Storixe Reservoir, I. e., re
moving all trees and other vegetable growths, and
excavating and removing all earth and rock within lha
Second building a dam of nrtt-cbm rubblc.masonry
laid In full beds of hydraulic cement.
Third baying, the line of fifteen and twelve Inch
pipes and setting gates between the storage reservoir
and that of distribution, and from the taller 10 the
point of connection with the pipe svstem of the cttv.
Note This work may be divided and let Into two or
Fourth Constructing the distributing reservoir eon.
sislingof anessavation lined with hydraulic cement,
concrete or brickwork laid In full hydraulic wment
beds and Joints, the crotswatl and hays to m similarly
constructed and the whole roofed over.
All proposals must be endorsed " Proposals for
( doing the particular work for which the bid Is made.)
A bond must be executed by the contractor with two
() approved aureties conditioned upon the faithful per
formance of the contract
The minister reserves the rlaht to reject the lowest or
Hidimay bo made for alt the al-ove in one contract.
Minister of Interior.
Interloi Office, Dee. so, ills. '-$
Dimerous Hon. Chac R. Ilishot,, Mr, Sam'l C
Allen, Mr. I. C Jones, Jr.
JOSEPH O. CARTF.R.
Honolulu, Jan l, ills. " Secretary.
(k P ijo-i j j
Fabrx's Assorted Prnholprrs
FARF.R'S ANTI. NERVOUS
Ivory and F.bony
To purc.ha, a -mall hou ml lot in Honolulu, on
the intuit men. plan. AddrtM If. cure Saturday I'reti.
tt&ting tnuiiion, ( rice, amount of monthly or quarterly
Instalment required, and rate of Interest on d ferret,
Honolulu, Dec i8ih, 1884.
ETTER HEADS AND DILL HEADS
Printed neatly and at reavatialle rate at the Satur
day rre-w Office.
KuMr Holder.. CorV Holderi.
II older gold mount J- Ivory and Hone
r old en and Taper Culler Falwr'i Tablet
Kra-ier. Deniton's Velvet F.raten,
Cry-tal Kuhher, Kutlnn wood
pencil -haiie. 'I numb Tackt,
t'encil rrotectori. Rubber
lands of virivu
fuci, etc, etc,
for Snte nl TfO.T. fl, TltRtrM'M
Merchant SrniRr and Fort STna.tr Srotn
An upright ptano, "If Board" maker, tecond hand J
but In food order and fir it cl tune. Inquire al thl
OSEPH E. WISEMAN,
The Only Roognli-d Ottawl BuIumc JLfmt mm ikm Hawaii. lalajUU
Offloe in Campbell' ttra-proof Boildla, tl Ifarohaat St, Hottolula, H. I.
V, O. Jiox 3 IS
Ttttphnn J 7.
Ra1 Eatate Agent Buj and tells RealEttatc tn alt parti of the Klngdor. Renti Orace.
Houtes, Cottages And Rooms. 4
Soliciting Agent for Wilder' Inter-Island Steamer.-Tourists and the Travel.!
Public wtlt apply to me for Tickets and Information to the Volcano.
Soliciting Agent for the Mutual Ufa laamranoe Co, of New York, -The
Larcett, Grandest and Soundest Institution of Itsktnd In the World.
Agent for the Great Burlington Railway Ronta la AmerioaThU Route etcels
all other routes going East, the scenery being the grandest, the meals the choicest and the Palace asd
Dining Cars the handsomest and most comfortable.
-Finds Eroplo)ment for all seeking work In the various Uamhtt of Industry on
Soliciting Agent for the City of London Fire Ituaranoe Co. The best kaoa
Company in the Islands.
Custom House Broker, Enters Goods at Custom House, pays and discharges Freight aadiDuiy
If ills under Power of Attorne) . r
Money Broker, Loan Money at all times on ftnt-class security.
General Business Agent, Legal Papers of every tlciiaiipsJoit dratvn. Bills diss ribs t4an4 Col
lected. Books and Accounts kept and adjusted. Records Searched. Rents Collected. TaaWand In
surance on Property looked after. Copying and Kngrosstng done. Advertisements. NewspApar Article,
Correspondence and Commercial Business of every nature promptly and accurately attended to.
Agent for the New Muslo Hall at Honolulu Companies abroad will correspond with me
for terms, etc Orders (or Island Shells, Curios, Lava Specimens, Native Viewi and Photos carefully
filled and forwarded tu all parts of the World.
tW .information appertaining to the Islands given and alt correspondence faithfully answered.
P. MI tf
josr.vtf X. WI&KMAS,
General Business Agent, Honolulu, H.
ALMANAC AND ANNUAL
they relinquished the attempt Mid while Ml,
Mclneiny was rcaiosicg hit child to Mr, J. IsoviU, rate., taoU tit lUjr to lb, cajilsvge it
DodJ't ottce, opposite, bltwint gatbeici la t, ' poailoif ol Ut. W, It. rVajje bo IbisHIM,,
Friday, January 161I1 In banco, Estate of
Kauo, probate anneal discontinued on motion
exceptions from October term, appeal discontin
ued on motion of appellant's counsel. Probate
appeal In the matterofthe estate of BcrnicePau
aid Dishop, continued for one week. W.C.Achi
vs. Kausva et al, appellant 1 counsel granted
further time to prev.lre bill of exceptions from
October term, H. Rlemenschneider vs. S. D.
Dole, defendant granted further time to pres
ent his bill of exceptions from October term.
Al) Chu vs. Sung Kwong Wo Co., argument
heard nn appellant's motion that he be al
lotted to file a bill of exceptions.
Saturday, January 17th Divorce granted in
the following cases 1 PillaVo t. liana, l'ololu
vs. Mary Kaae, Xaholowaa ts. J, KlaValia
l'ae. C, Urcwer & Co. si. George II. Luce,
assumpsit, jury waived and case tit for the
Monday, January 19th The King vs. II,
A. llridgcs, manslaughter, first degree (verdict
for second degree), Mr. E, F, F, Ward, atsu
elate counsel for defense, gives notice of mo
tion for a new trial. The King t. Vim Chin
Kce, selling opium, verdict of not guilty, The
King vt. Aktona, perjuiy in the tccond de
gree, case set for the 27th instant.
Tuesday, January 10th J. C. Msrrill Co.
(of San Francisco) t. A. Jaeger, admlnlstra
tor of the I-enahan estate, assumpsit. Verdict
for plaintiff. Kahual vt. Annie K. W. Ilaincs,
ct al, ejectment, "continued until Wednesday.
Wednesday, January 2lit MaVulila, vs.
Wni. McCaudtass, assumpsit, continued, A,
Chambers. Uanlrupcy, of A. W, Kichard.on
Jc Co.. before Austin, J,, property to be sold,
and procccdt to be held until election of at-
stances. Kaulill vs. Wong, Lcong, demurrer
submitted without argument, hearing on merits
tet for the 28th,
Thurday, January 22nd Akuna vs. Lakane,
et al, trespass, case continued.
Friday, January 2jd Estate of rk-rnict
Pauahi Bishop, probate appeal, continued un '
til neat banco day. In ctumbcrt, Unkrupcy
of Selg. Dalelvtiu, claim proved to th,
amount, of $749-5), W, C, I'arke nude at-
A HAND-BOOK OF IHTORSfATION ON MATTEmS KELATINO TO
THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS OKIOINAX AND SCUCOTED, Or
VALUE TO MERCHANTS, PIsANTERS, TOC1USTS
AND OTHERS. '
TUK KI.KVKNTU TKAH Of IMHUK, . . ',
Price ft r iach numbtr 50 (ts., or 60 (Is. by foreign mail, including pottage.
Persons desiring copies mailed abroad will please forward iuslructions, for at
tention as soon as issued.
ruoa. a. timvm.
OT. MATTHEW'S HALL, SAN MATEO, CAL.
A SVHOcTl FOlt BOl'H.
Under Military Discipline.
Locaied tn lti beautiful villue of San Maleo. on the Southern Pacific R. K.. al miles (run, Saa I'm
Established In 186s. Fc-ursccn instructors of rtpuiaiton and ability. th buildings art .atajsaf, am
ncaica D steam sou ar. in everyway arranged lor in &MUa ano oomroit or iru cads. irtauir :
oa:ins juiy 14.
For Turther Information and catalogue, lust out. addreaa
Ktv. ALFRED LEE BREWER, M. A.,
Fart Street, Ifrnotulu. " f
AGENTS FOR THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.
Thec Mills are now in succcuful
operation on a number of Stock
Ranches, v. here they arc giving en
notably upon the Undi of James
Camvuell, Esq., Hon. J. I. Dowsett, KawVloa
Ranch and J.uu.s Gay, Esq. Full particulars will b
fiuiiUlied upon application.
DILLINGHAM it Co. beg to announce that they
riau received a recent additions to their stock of goods and are prepared to AU
orders upon most favorable terms.
DmiIi Fyrnw Pitws, Ircaking ft Wt StN) htwt
ARE NOW BEING OPENED,
'Agricultural Implement of the most approved patterns. Cutlery, Lamps,
Chandeliers, Lanterns, House Furnishing Good. Kerosene
Oil of the bssi quality in ijuannties to suit.
DETROIT CYLINDER CUPS,
The best in the nurktt. Albany CYLINDER OIL and
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