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ADVCHTISINO RATES 111 PRESS
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One Month 4 k-
The progress of fruit culture atlianccd a the anil I hase siiilcrl over
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Second lnrtton H rate charged for firt Ine trion
Kach additional month 14 rile chirged far firM
Adertiment ordered In for $ or more month wilt
Le chirked for monthly at J the rate for firu month
t4T Htiin Card when frrfaM for ent ytar, are
allowed a discount of one thlrtl from tfirte rate, which
re for transient advertisement.
AU local adverlltement will Ucollerled monthly,
ef.ep1 yearly ftdveni-etnent . at Amt
Alt foreign advertisement mut 1-e accompanied with
the pay when ordered in, or no notice wilt be tilten ot
them The rale of charge are given In the above
cale, awl remittance for Intern merlcan advertlce.
menu, or suhcriftion may be maie by bantt bill,
com or povtal monev order
litmlwr imtuttry declmeil, and the hill mi!. wish to tcept young bhipman, the nunagcr,
that once were covered with denie forest-, are ' from this sweeping condemnation, h) acknow
terraced now with Rrape vine and small-fruit leilRing that he is kind, obliging and courteous.
JANUARY 3t. tMs
Viirnttim ,Vofe, '.
One whose aim and pride In all his under
taking was promptness found himself, not
many week, since, a ictim of circumstance
through street-car delays and realized, sui
dcnly, the unplcasnnt fact that he was "the
last nun " to calch the bmt to meet the train
that wended its way southward. Who he was
matters little to the general reader, but what
was seen and learned on said trip may prove
of Interest to others as It did my friend and I,
hence this narration.
About sixty miles south of San I'rancisco,
and some ten miles beyond San Jose, on the
line of the South Pacific Coast Railroad to
Santa Crux, is situated the not new, nor yet
very old town of Los Oatos, which is reached
by its trains at least twice a day, passengers
from the city taking the Alameda boat at the
right of the Market Street Kerry landings.
Kn route, the trains pass through a succession
of towns and villages, and by stations that
afford handy facilities lor lorwarding the pro
ducts of the adjacent farms to market, most of
which were devoted to Iruit, though grain
figures large enough to give steady employ
ment to a number of flouring mills, several of
which was recognized as having strong claims
at the islands for the excellence of their pro
duct. Reaching I.os Gatos an entire stranger to
both place and people (as I then thought), I
made such enquiries at the, hotel of subjects of
Interest as to give me profitable employment
In tight'Secing and friends-seeking till noon.
I was let) to expect to find a small but busy
town of about l,20O inhabitants, depending
upon its fruit growing industries for an exist
ence, but though I had heard of its " building
boom," I cannot say that I realized, till I
saw it, what a " building boom " meant to a
small place. The town is very prettily
situated on the hill sides of the gap of the
Santa Cruz mountains, with the Los Catos
creek running through and Saratoga and
Guadalupe creeks adjoining, lending their aid
in bcautif)ing and enriching the picturesque
locality. The recent interest that had been
taken In this place was reported to be due to
the remarkable success ol its fruit growers and
the salubrity of its climate. These were
strong attractions, and parties seeking health
here found it profitable to invest in the pro
ductive lands on the hill sides .iround and
overlooking the town, and with the increased
product of the neighliorhood came the in
creased attraction to the business prospect of
Los Gatos, so that nt the time of my visit it
claimed a population of aliout 2,000, with not
a cottage or residence vacant and but one
store in the place to rent. Its hotel accominiv
tlatlons were ample ami good, the Alpine
House and Los Gato Hotel affording excel
lent country fare at not unieasnuablc terms.
Dining at the latter hotel I made the acquain
tance of the editor of the Los Gatos Mail,
who, it seems, assisted materially in the
preparation of Bowser's Directory of the
Hawaiian Islands for the hands of the printers
and for which lie still holds his then employer
in unsatisfied remembrance. This claim to
honors connected with our first imported
directory amused me from the fact that Hono
lulu alio holds an editor who has the credit of
doing similar duty for the bouncing Dowser on
the same work,
Los Gatos like Honolulu i well papered,
there being no less than three weekly
newspapers issued here, the Mail being the
brightest and best of the trio. Of the prin
cipal industries here I was surprised to find
Los Gatos claim one of the earliest, as also the
best, flour mllU erected in California, and
which is a good substantial stone structure in
first-clas running order to-day. This was
erected In 1S53 by I, Alexander Forties, agent
of the Hudson Hay Company at San Fran
cisco, when wheat raising was in its infancy
and the mill had to haul its supply of grain
from Santa Clara. It is run by water power
and has recently been entirely refitted by a
change to the roller piocess and has now a
capacity of two hundred barrels per day.
With the increased fruit production of this
section las been established a cannery for the
preservation of crops, which gives employment
In the season to one hundred and fifty hands.
Its daily capacity I did not lentn. Adjoining
the town, some three miles distant, is the
Guadalupe quicksilver mine that has turned
out at times 1,200 llasks per month. Ume
anil petroleum also figure in the industries of
the place, while paper and woolen mills are
things of the past, as is also the lumber trade,
and speaking of this latter leads me to the
cfcily history of U Gains as I ascertained it.
The canyons of this neighborhood first
unacted the attention of San Jou settlers by
Its line timber ; trees being of unusual size,
oficn times one ahine lumishing sufticient
lumber to the settler for the erection of his
dwelling and ham and fencing his forty acre
film. Just fancy two hundred thousand
clghteendnch shingles from one of these, and
)ou can readily imagine it as the centre of
activity In the lumber trade to supply the
demand on the discovery of gold and the rapid
settlement of San Jose, The adjoining town
of Saratoga claims, In fact, the first lumbering
honors, Its first saw mill having been erected
tn 1835. There is little evidence now of the
glories of the forest then, so devastating has
proved the woodman's axe, but with the
establishment of mills and homes fruit trees
were planted out by the early settlers, though
little attention was paid to fruit raising until
the cxpeiiinenteil planting of a tract of some
five hundred orange liees proved the adapta
ability of soil and climate here for the culture of
fruit, which has obtained an Impetus beyond
even their sanguine ciiectatiuiii. In my
rounds, a section of the first orange orchard
was pointed out and 1 could not help wonder
lug why, with systematic cate and cultivation,
the fruit culture of our islands, should not
obtain new life. The oranges looked dwaifcd
ami were by no means as luscious as those
grown in the tropica, and vet the) returned a
satisfactory revenue for the time and Utior of
cultivation, and this Uttei was by no means
stinted, for evciy esqn they were pruned,
cultivated, occasionally litigated and, when
licccwury, washed touver'comelhr blight llul
t times prevails ill certain localities.
trees, among which charmingly-located rcl
dences arc dotted here and there. The rain
fall is nearly twice as much as at San Jose,
rains being frequent owing to the elevation
and the prevallcncc of ocean winds that draw
through the depression In the mountain
range, consequently uniform results In crops
arc obtainable, without the labor and expense
of constant irrigation, lnileicnsible In many
other parts of the state.
The business of the town proper is at pres
ent in a prosperous condition, real estate agen
cies figuring Irequcntly. There is one bank
established here, the cashier of which, Mr. V.
V. Kitkland, has relatives in Honolulu. Ie
I left by the afternoon train I met Mr. A. W.
Kitkland and wife, both of whom visited the
islands a little over a year ago, leaving many
friends behind and taking with them pleasant
memories of Hawaii. They have a fruit farm
on the eastern hill'sidc overlooking the dejiot
and at their base winds the rippling water of
the I-m Gatos ctcck. At the base of the op
posite hills and on a commanding eminence,
handy to the depot and the Los Gatos Hot:l,
is situated the recently etccted villa residence
of James llayseldcn Sr., the fine proportions
arid neat design of which shows off to good
The town is well supplied with churches,
as to number anil denominations, but they are
all small in sire, one nf which, however, I
noticed going through an enlarging process.
A healthy-constituted V. M. C. A. was re
ported In be In existence and wielding consid
erable Influence for the good of the community.
The various secret societies were all well repre
sented and were said to be in a thriving con
dition, while Lyndon Hall, a commodious one
story wooden building, afforded residents a
place for public entertainments, rorial gather
ings or skating parties, llanncrs over the
various political club's quarters gave evi
dence of the activity of even this peaceful burg
in the late prcsldental election, among them
the flag of " St. John and Daniel" was well
to the fore.
Water is supplied Los Gatos by the San
Jose Water Wotks Comp-iny whose mains
piss through the town on their way to San Jose,
the source and reservoir supply of which is
some distance beyond this bend of the Santa
lly the afternoon train city-wards 1 retraced
my way somewhat to pcnd n short time among
the fruit orchards lying between this point and
San Jose. Unfortunately.cverything had gone
bevond the " seer and jellow leaf and little
of the beauty and charm of farm life was in
season, nor hanging fruit to recompense one
after a weary trudge through fresh-ploughed
fields; and vet there was a freshness in the
bracing air and so radiant a change of accne
to what I had experienced in former visits to
the Coast, that I sought to enjoy to the full
my freedom and relief from business cares.
That I revelled not a month In those surround
ings was no fault of those who sought, with
pressing hospitality, to win me from duties
and engagements elsewhere, hence, under
many protests, I bade farewell for other scenes.
I . G. T.
Honolulu, Januarv 26, 1SS4.
Hut he has no business qualifications whatever j
and he Is evidently unsupported in doing what
penence of tlic past twenty jears mar
America might to open her doors to the manu
facturing competition of the world, I re
cognize how absurdly In the minority I am (In
Honolulu). Hut I am going tolntrn the mid
he (ties to do. Now there is no reason why ' night oil until I find a scientific basis for my
the state of affairs shonld exist. The Volcano
House is private property but the government
and every citizen is interested in its proper
maintenance. It needs a well-supported depot
of supplier and a capable manager. Its natural
advantages arc manifold. Wild cattle roam
within convenient stalking, wild pit's, wild tur
keys, wild geese and plovers are to lie had for
the taking. A little fencing would secure an
adequate sheep run, Poultry yards and houses
properly stocked and kept up, would yield eggs
chickens, turkeys and ducks. Canned foreign
vegetables and fruits and all usual groceries
could be kept constantly in stock. I'rcsh veg
etables and fresh fruit could be brought from
Illlo. A few cows would supply many guests
with fresh milk and fresh butter. A sufficiently
large and scientifically constructed cistern
would insure an abundant supply of good
" Our Honolulu Letter,'
Vour true Californian is never so enthusi
astic as when holding forth upon that topic of
topics, The Glorious Climate of Calilornia.
I think it is time we all did a tittle shouting
for our own side of the world's play yard. It
is true that Mr. Sam Allen has enough
eloquent enthusiasm, ready to be turned on at
will, tn infect the whole Lingdom. We advic
every man on whose hip the blue devils arc
perched, anil whose brow of care is too heavy
for any earthly use (except, pcihaps, to be
fired from a cannon to frighten away spooks)
to go and talk an ho'ir with Sam Allen.
"What does it matter if sugar is down (and
lumber is consequently slow) so long as we
are htre?f When the Almighty wanted to
make these islands He just took the U-sl bits
of Paradise and dropped 'em down here 111 the
Pacific where they'd do the most good."
Now Mr. Allen is one of our busiest men.
He is a "rustler", a "driver", a "wide
awake" of the most approved New Kngland
pattern. Vet he has time to open his ecs to
the beauties of our landscape and to drink in
the (temperately) intovicating dcliciouness of
I have liecn induced to write tins because of
n conversation I had last Monday with Mr. J.
II. Jennings of San I'rancisco. That gentle
man had known as little about Honolulu as the
usual San Franciscan, He made the run down
for a rest, but had not the faintest conception
of the beauty and the balmincss he was to
find. He came, he sivr, he surrendered un
conditionally. Now Mr. Jennings is not one
of those San Franciscans who know only the
unspeakably vicious climate of the Californian
metropolis. He has travelled north, south
and cast in the golden state, and finds hc(f a
winter climate that California cannot better
and can scarcely rival. I am confident that
Mr. Jennings will spread abroad his im
pressions of Honolulu in a way to do us bene
fit. The same good rcoit confidently may lie
expected from those distinguished visitors,
Professor Way land and Professor Agassiz, and,
doubtless, from many other recent arrival-.. I
have mentioned Mr. Jennings merely because
I have had the pleasure of a somewhat ex
tended conversation with him ; and he, like
Mr, J, Douglas Smith, of whose opinion men
tion was made last week, has taken as kindly
to our tcinprtate tropic life as ducks to water
or a Hawaiian baby to poi.
The new management of the Hawaiian
Hotel is doing a gtrat deal to give our city an
enviable reputation. I heard a visitor say the
other day that he had been a hotel boarder in
many cities and during many years, but had
never been in any city where better entertain
ment was furnished at equal prices. Poor
Fassetl's Ice house has, doubtless, much to do
with the excellence of the usual hotel fare ;
Mr, Tilden scicnced catering, probably much
mote. The Hawaiian Hotel deserves the
support of a large patronage. 1 cannot help
thinking that more ol our citirens ought to
give it supH)it than at present do. If we had
no Hawaiian Hotel, the city would be far less
attractive to strangers than it now Is.
Mr. V- C. Macfarlane's "happy thought"
in having Tavernlcr illustrate Kilauea inaction
for the Xmas number of The Wasp was one of
those inspirations of enterprise that deserve
public recognition. That is the sort of free
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advertisement tnai most vivuiiy icus 11s siory,
and all to our advantage. It is true that visi
tors sometimes find the volcano disapKint-
ingly quiescent. At times, Pcle sulks In her
tent and neither the taunts of scofkrs nor the
teats of her votaries may awaken into action
her somnolent energy. Hut Kilauea is rarely
disappointing and is often grand, gloomy and
peculiar beyond the most sanguine expectation.
No globe trotter who values his peace vl mind
can afford idly to pass it by. Hut it was not
the volcano 1 meant to write aboutit was
the Volcano House, I quote the language of
a recent visitor j ''The Volcano Mouse at
Kilauea is a disgrace and an outrage, It is
absolutely the not it conducted hotel, for a
j pleasure rc-soit, of which I have any knowledge
I think the criticism and the suggestions fur
Improvement are timely. I have not been to
the volcano, hut my Inquiries sustain the truth
and good judgment of what 1 have just quoted.
Of course the work mut be undertaken by
private enterprise. The government cannot
with dignity or propriety keep a hotel. (It
couldn't even run the Ministerial Mess, )ou
know.) Hut the government could Improve
the roads as much as practicable and that would
be a great assistance. It seems to mc that
some concert of action between-the two inter,
island steamship companies, with, perhaps,
co operation on the part of the two ocean
steamship lines and the lessees of the Hawaiian
Hotel, might put the enterprise upon a satis
factory bais. We want a fair share of the
tourist-travel of the world. Hut the corpora
tions and individuals I have mentioned, being
fnost directly interested, ought to move first.
Will they? If they will not, will some private
It is possible that the islands may be visited
next month by Mr. G. A. Sala, editor of the
Ixindnn Telegraph and writer of the L'chocs
of the Week for the Illustrated News. Mr.
Sala has a brother in Kona, Hawaii, and it is
altogether probable that he will jjny long
enough to "do" our sights and test our range
of temperature if not of altitude. Few Knghsh
journalists arc better known than Sala. (He
is famous enough to make the "Mr." supererog
atory.) I don't know whether he was ever a
regular reporter, but he has been by turns
(and sometimes at the same time) correspon
dent, dramatic critic, editorial writer, miscel
laneous writer and editor. When Shirk)
Hrooks died, ill 1874, that accomplished
writer's department, Nothing in the Papers, one
of the most readable features of the Illustrated
London News, was succeeded by Sala's Echoes
of the Week. (At least that is my recollection,
and if wrong I shall be glad to be corrected
by any one better informed.) The "echoes"
have been as good as a weekly edition of Notes
and Queries only ncedingaspccialscriesof the
latter publication as a running comment. Cap
tain Luce, I understand, has a list of about a
hundred allusions which he is eager to have
My friend the pedagogue came in as I was
writing the foregoing paragraph. It happened
that my friend the colonel was also present
and was talking earnestly upon his pet topic
The Necessity of Scientific llrccding. Now
the dominie has views of his own on that topic
and began to express them that is, he IritJ
to get a sentence In edgeways. Hut the
colonel's eloquent solubility was one too many
for the dominie's soluble eloquence -and I
was secretly glad of it. The pedagogue de
tected my Ill-concealed gratification and shook
his Index finger at mc in playful menace.
When the colonel had gone, he said " Do I
ever talk too much ?" " Never," I replied,
"but sometime you talk loo often," "I
mean to reform, then," he rejoined, "for, I
believe in even-handed justice all along the
line. In other words, I believe in free trade
conversationally, and in debate, as well as in
other vvavs. And I believe " Hut I must
tell you that especial something else in which
my able friend believes, at some future time.
It. S. S.
Honolulu, January 29, iSSj.
IlCOI.Ut, J N. Jl, ISS5.
their elegant line of pictures, ctomos, engrav
lng, photographs, etc. Messrs. King Urns.
..,,, ., 1 1 11 I also keep a complete stock of all kinds of ar-
Notwithstanding the general dullness preva- , ' , ' , , ,, ,
... . , V. 1 11 .! r "St a material, etc., and make a specialty of
rig in business circles, there are Indications of . ' . ' '
m.iKiiii; in uiuci .11 siioii nuiics;, inciuic 11.1111c.
in great variety of styles, having a fine assort
ment nf mouldings always in stock and giving
Harpers' Monthly for December 1S81 has
the following allusion : "Mr. George Agustus
Sala has done much toward popularizing the
Telegraph. His graphic and industrious pen
has covered for it miles of manuscript upon
every conceivable subject under the sun. He
has written for it in almost all .lands, and
about almost all countries. ' With wages of an
ambassador, and the treatment of a gentle
man' he has travelled for the Telegraph to
and from the uttermost parts of the earth, de
scribing battles, festivals, royal marriages,
state funerals, always with point and brilliancy.
In addition to his correspondence, he has held
a foremost place among leader-writers of the
paper, and his social articles have helped to
give the Telegraph that individuality which
has gtcatly contributed to its success. Mr.
Sala is so well-known, not only as a journalist,
but as a writer of books and a public speaker,
that it is not necessary in this place to do moie
than mention his connection with the Tele
graph. A friend and contemporary of Dick
ens and Thackeray, he is still as busy a man as
ever he was, and his work possesses the old
vitality and verve that belong to Twice Round
the Clock, The Seven Sons of Mammon, and
to his catly letters to the Telegraph from the
Continent and from America. If Mr. Sala
had not given himself up so much as he has
done to journalism, he would have enriched
the permanent literature of his country. His
Life of Hogarth, written for Thackeray in the
Cornhill, is unsurpassrd in modem art bio.
graphy. Hut his journalistic life has been of
national value. He has hit a good many
shams on the head, and he has contributed to
general knowledge a fund of curious and inter
esting information, which future historians will
find as valuable in facts as in suggestions."
As my esteemed brother of the Gazette
might say, " I could'nt tell that little story any
better myself." And I cordially join with my
fellow scribblers in the hope that Mr. Sala is
to stay here long enough msec all that we
have worth seeing, and that, if he docs slay,
he will give us at least one lecture.
And that reminds me of a friend's sugges
tion that we organize a lecture bureau, with
the library association and the college at Puna
hou as chief movers in the matter. If those
organizations uvuJ move, I think enough
would lw subscribed to guarantee the cost of
at least two distinguished foreign lecturers a
year, to alternate with home talent, of which
we have considerable, some developed, some
And that reminds me fuuher that I hope
some action w III be taken In the matter sug
gested by the Hulletin as to organizing a pub
lic debating club on the ."parliamcntry plan
a scheme which the editor informs me is
"exploited" In the editorial columns, this
I already belong to a debating society J it
has a membership of about twenty. The other
night we discussed Protection vs. Free Trade.
There were present a clergyman, a lawyer, a
physician, a pedagogue, a merchant, a book
keeper, a surveyor, a matron, a pretty school
ma'am and a budding sophist. I am not sure
that the p. s. tn. had telf-salisfaclory reason
for agreeing with the majority, for she opened
her rosy lips not once during the debate. Hut
every speaker present was a free trader save
only my unfortunate self. The sophistwho
knew a trifle less than nothing about free
trade, fair trade, protection pure or protect ion
mixed, when he came into the room reasoned
himself into a white heat on both sides of the
question, finally convincing himself and several
of his hearers that free trade is even-handed
commercial justice. The dominie who can
out-vociferate any talker in town, save my
esteemed friend Colonel Sase talked free
trade till his bronchials began to weaken.
Then the others took up the song. I said
mighty little silenced but not convinced, 1
listened. Yet I maivellcd nut a lif.le that all
.1 Trip to Kttauea
Editor Saturday VntssSir: Arriving
In Honolulu by the steamship Alameda, my
first enquiries were regarding the trip to the
volcano of Kilauea, especially whether it could
be taken comfortably by n lady and as I re
ceived such contradictory and unsatisfactory
information, 1 feel that my cxcrience may
prove interesting and be of value to some
strangers who may follow us. I will not at
tempt to describe the volcano, others more
fertile in word-painting than I have attempted
it, and I realize how signally they have failed.
I wilt say, however, that the trip Ins len one
ol the most enjoyable of many that I have
taken in different parts of the world, and that
the impression produced by the terrible fire of
the burning lake were more vivid and startling
by far titan those of any other scene I have
ever witnessed. The traveller who misses it
loses one ol the grandest and most terrible
pictures Nature has ever shown tn man.
If I had followed the advice of my well
meaning friends in Honolulu, my wife would
have been left behind ; as they feared the trip
would be too severe by way of Hilo, and knew
nothing definite of the route via Punaluu,
This latter securing the easiest, we took
passage on the steamer W. G. Hall, Friday,
January 23rd, at 4 P.M. We found a new and
staunch boat with all the comforts of the
Alameda, and had a delightful trip, reaching
Punaluu at 7 P. M. the lollowing day. Skirt
ing the h'eward side of Hawaii, we were in
quiet water, and avoided the trade-wind swell
of the windward side. Going ashore at Puna
luu we were agreeably surprised to find a new
hotel, which will accommodate twenty guests,
as clean and as comfortable as the Hawaiian.
It is kept by Peter Lee, who furnishes trans
portation to the volcano, and who has invested
$6,000 in this enterprise. His wife is a good
cook and the table was bountiful and excellent.
This would be a charming place to rest for
members of a party unable to bear the fatigue
of the volcano trip.
Retiring early, we were awakened from
sound sleep, before four the next morning,by the
delicious music of Suppe s" Poet and Peasant,
overture, from a sweet tuned orchestrion. This
was indeed a novelty, and (or a moment we
failed to realize the situation. Quickly (Ires-
sing we despatched a delicious breakfast, and I
were soon aboad the car, whirling up the
narrow-gauge road to Pahala, five miles away.
At this plantation we changed for a comfort
able coach, driven by four mutes and made the
next twelve miles in three hours, over a very
good road. This brought us to a new house,
built by the Inter Island Co. where we had
lunch, prepared by a colored man, who is a
splendid cook. There are excellent accomo
dations for a nights rest if desirable. The
new road to this point, shortens the road from
Punaluu some two miles, making it but seven1.
teen, the remaining distance to the Vol
cano House, some eleven mites, on horse
back nearly all the way over the lava beds is
the only difficult path of the journey. Hy
walking the horses all the way, one of ou
ladies, who had never before been on horse
back, got along very nicely. Of the Volcano
House, I wjll only say that it is clean. That
virtue will cover a multitude of ommissions.
Our first night's visit to the crater was some
thing of a disappointment, and I can readily
imagine a person, seeing it but once, under
similar conditions, going away with the feel
ing that the trip hardly paid for the trouble. It
is important, therefore, to go to the lake the
first night of )our arrival, as well as the second.
The trip is a hard one The descent Into the
crater, 675 feet, the walk over the lava bed
of two miles, and the climbing up the rough
and jagged masses to the point of view is very
severe upon a lady, Our second night's visit
was a grand success. The entire lake was a
mass of flame, constantly changing its form
and color. The fiery fountains were ceaseless
n activity. The trip had paid a hundred times
The walk of a mile to the crater of the ex
tinct volcano of " Little Kilauea, amply re
pays one, as does the inspection of the sulphur
beds near the house,
Tuesday morning, at eight o'clock, we left
the Volcano House on our return. The ride
for a couple of miles, is along the northern
edge of the crater, whose circumference is nine
miles. One has the best opportunity, from this
side, to view the wonderful abyss. Our ride
down was uneventful, broken only by a stop
at the Pahala plantation, where Mr, Foster en
tertained us loyally, and show ed our party sugar
from the cane 10 the bag. We were very glad
to reach Mr. Lee's roof again, and after a
night's rest, a bath the next morning, fishing
by some of the party, moss gathering by others,
we boarded the Hill at 3 p. M. and reached
Honolulu at daylight this morning.
We can speak in terms of highest praise of
Captain Hates and his steamer, and say that
the $60 fare covers ever) thing one can possibly
need on the trip. There are absolutely no extras
and this fact travelers will appreciate. The
service at the Volcano House can be improved,
especially the guide. The trip should nut be
takenaby a lady unless she is in goovl health
and tolerably strong. If she is accustomed to
riding, all the better. She will do well tu follow
the native example, and ride astride. In
fact, this it almost necessary. For an outfit, take
an old warm suit, leave your good clothes on
the steamer until )ou return, heavy shoes,
which will iic ruined on the lava, a broad
brim hat, rubler overcoat and leggins, and a
piece of enameled cloth, two yards wide and
one and a half long. Cut a slit In this for your
head, and )ou will be well protected from the
rain. We, fortunately, had pleasant weather,
)ct it was cold and damp at the Volcano House,
Only 5 pounds of luggage will lie allowed.
A Lady will require the above, together with
a " Uooruci suit,"
W, K. II.
Honolulu, January 30, 18JJ,
an improved condition of affairs in the near
future. The advices received hy the City of Syd
ney of a rise In sugar in Iindon and a conse
quent stiffening of the New Vork market gives
us the encouraging hope that by next steamer
we will learn that the Manilla market on which
our rales arc based will alo show an upward
tendency ; and from the Intimate relations of
London and Manilla, this is not an unreason
It is to be regretted that our currency diffi
culty seems as far oil a solution as ever. The
action of the government and the firm through
which the Hawaiian coin was foisted upon the
community, while it gives temporary relief to
present holders, makes it in reality harder for
us to get onto the gold basis.
Foreign shipping movements since last issue
have been free, the arrivals being the steamers
Alameda and City of Sydney and brigantine
Consuelo from San Francisco, the former and
latter bringing the usual assorted cargoes, and
the bark Itespcr wilh coal from Newcastle.
The dcpaitures for the same period embrace
the W. G. Irwin and Caibarien with full car
goes for San Francisco, valued together at
$117,716, the City of Sydney for the Colonies
and the Win. Phillips for Hongkong, with little
freight from this port. The latter vessel took
some 140 Chinese hence and the Pacific Mail
steamer brought In fifty-seven.
Domestic produce is coming In now pretty
freely and the Alameda will get away to-day
with a good cargo, to be followed by the
Dacca aliout the latter part of next week.
Auction matters this week have claimed
some attention, the sale of surplus emigrant
stores of the Dacca realizing $1 847.70, and
the Marshal's sale of the bankrupt stock offered
brought aliout $2,000.
Some little enquiry In real estate is reported
and a few sales have been effected of lots on
the plains at full figures.
The recently burnt district is being cleared
of the ruins and debris, but nothing as yet is
decided upon as to the future structures, in the
mean time, the late tenants are settling down
In other locations, Mr. F. Gertz opening on
Hotel street, near the corner of Fort. There
is a moving spirit also noticeable in the jewelry
trade. Mr. M. Eckart changing from Fort
street into the store in the Campble block re
cently vacated by A. Kraft & Son, and the Ha
waiian Jewelry Manufactory moves from its
Hotel street quarters to consolidate with Mr.
Eckart, and their late stand is to be absorbed
by Cavanagh for the extention of his restau
The steamer Kinau will be due earlier to-d.iy
than usual, so as to connect in good time with
the Alameda, which will leave at noon for San
J'rn Mono Pubiteo,
Messrs. Lyon's and Levey call attention to
several sales in this issue.
Mr. E. P. Adams advertises a sale for
tress of rent on the 18th of next month.
Ily "authority" notice in another column it
will be seen that the hours of irrigation are to
be limited to 4 hours per day from 6 to 8 A.
M. and from 4 to 6 p. M.
Lovers of a good cigar are inv iled to the
four new brands of cigars received by Mr. H.
J. Nolte, Heaver Saloon, per last steamer.
They smoke freely, have a fine flavor and arc
sold at a reasonable price. See his new ad
vertisement in our columns.
Mr. L. II. Kerr, merchant tailor, at No. 27
.Merchant Street, has just received, per Mari
posa, a brge assortment of goods direct from
the manufacturers, personally selected and
bought for cash, which he offers to sell at
"twenty-five per cent less than any house in
the trade." Purchasers will do well to examine
his stock before ordering elsewhere.
For late locals, Imports, exports, ' passenger
lists and shipping intelligence, lee supplement,
Mr. George M. Raupp, the obliging pro
prietor of the Germania Market, recently de
stroyed by fire, has opened a temporary shop
in Rose Lane, rear of Mr. Houghtailing's,
where he will supply his cuslntnors, as usual,
with the choicest meats and sausages of all
kinds, fish, poultry and vegetables, until further
notice. Orders will receive prompt attention.
Mr. Theodore Severin has re-opened the Sun
Pearl Gallery, corner tort and King streets
and is prepared to take in the best manner, all
kinds nf photographs including the new st)lcs
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.
Mrs. W, II. Wilkinson, the fashionable
Milliner and Dressmaker at No. 103, Fort
street, has one of the largest and most elegant
assortment of the latest styles of millinery,
flowers, feathers, bonnets, hats, etc, to be
found in this city and her stock of ladies under
wear, infants and childrens clothing, hats, etc,
of all descriptions, ladies hand-bags, pocket
Irooks, jewelry, etc, is adapted to the wants of
all needing such articles,
On the side-walk in Iront of the Astor House
Restaurant, No. 78 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 of
the best quality will be served to ladies and
gentlemen, in first-class style, and furnished
fur kills, parties and weddings, at reasonable
rates. Cream fiozen tu older at short notice.
The particular attention of the public is In
vited to the professional card of Dr. S. K.
Craddock, from England, member of the
Royal College of Surgeons, England, Licen
tiate of the Royal College of Phjslcians, Lon
don, and of the Society of Apothecaries, Lon
don. Doctor Craddock has recently made
his residence here with the intention ol
practicing his profession and w ill be pleased to
confer with those needing the services of
competent physician or surgeon.
Messrs. L)can & Co., No. 107 Fort street,
having effected a very favorable and honorable
settlement of their business affairs, are now
prepared tootfer unusual inducements to parties
desiring to purchase articles in their line. They
invite particular attention to their large and
elegant stock of alt kinds of musical Instruments
and supplies, fancy goods, paintings, chromos,
engravings, furniture, sewing machines, etc.
Picture Irames made to order, rvow is a
rare chance to purchase a first class piano, or
organ, c(c, at a very low price.
An inspection of the large stock of goods In
the Hawaiian Hazar of Messrs Kennedy and
Co., No. lot; Fort Street consisting of house
furnishing goods, glass, crockery, tin, Iron and
wooden ware; lamps, lanterns and chandeliers)
jewelry, lovs, novelties, musical Instruments,
stationery, picture frames, staple and fancy
goods, elc, tn great variety will convince
buyers that this It "Headquarters" fur supply
ing their wants at popular prices. Give them
a call. Goods shipped to any part of Ike
Hawaiian Islands on approval.
The attractive display In the art store of
Messrs, King Pros., n Way's building, on
King street, between Knit and Alakea street,
will well repay any visitor to enter and inspect
their crsnal attention to making them in an
Hy reference to our advertising columns it
will lie seen that, Mr. Max Eckart, Jeweler,
No. 66, Fort street, has entered Into partner
ship with Mr. Jos. Htibash, heretofore of the
firm of Messrs. Hering & Htibash, nnnu
facturers of Hawaiian jewelry, No. 80, Hotel
street. The firm name will be Eckart X.
Hubash and their new place of business will
be In the store, No. 29, Merchant street, In
Campbell's Block, where they have removed
their elegant stock of jewelry, silver ware,
French clocks, etc, and will continue to manu
facture their celebrated kukui jewelry as well
as all other articles in their line. Give them
The severe test to which the Mac Ncale &
Urban safe was recently subjected, in the late
fire, in the building occupied by Mr. George
M. Rnupn, is conclusive evidence that this
make of safe can be fully relied upon. On
being extricated from the ruins, this safe
showed the Intense heat to which it had been
exposed, the outer sheathing of the door being
warped and the handles melted oh. On being
opened, at Messrs. K. More & Co s., the lock
and combination were found to be In perfect
order and its contents consisting of $1,040 In
cash, books, papers, etc, were in a perfect
state of preservation. Mr. Raupp has since
ortlcred anolhcr one of same size make. Mr.
C. O. Hcrgcr Is the Honolulu agent for these
In these days when so much deception is
practiced in manufacturing articles in daily use,
it is a satisfaction to know, for a certainty,
what can be relied u)ion. This is especially
the case with reference to a safe, which is the
custodian of valuables, that, once destroyed,
often cannot be replaced. One of the most
severe tests a safe was ever subjected to was,
the No. 78, Hall's Safe, which was in the
hottest part of the flames in the recent fire,
which d est roved C. J. Fishel's store and other
buildings. The morning after the fire the
safe was taken out and the handles and dial
plate were found intact. Mr. Nott, 011 learn
ing the combination, opened it at the first
attempt and found its contents entirely unin
jured. Mr. Samuel Nott is the agent and will
fill all orders for these safes.
Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant showed an admirable
spirit in declining to accept the munificicnt
offer of Mr. Wm, H. Vandcrbllt, to transfer
to her the mortgage given to him by the Gene
ral to secure the debt of $150,000 he owed
Mr. Vanderbilt. Hut we doubt, if there had
been one of the "Light-running Domestic Sew
ing Machines" among the articles thus trans
ferred, that Mrs. Grant would have refused its
acceptance, as it is difficult for any lady to part
with one after having once tested its merits.
Mr. Augustus L. Smith, No. 83 Fort street, is
agent for this world-renowned machine and
keeps in stock, a full supply of all kinds of
machine needles, machine oil and domestic
paper fashions, as well as an elegant assort
ment of glass and silver-plated ware, fancy
goods, King's combination spectacles, and eye
glasses, pockrt cutlery, island v iews, etc. etc.
Messrs. G. W. Macfarlane & Co., having
recently been appointed sole agents for Wells
Fargo & Go's., Express, in Honolulu, an
nounce, in our advertising columns, that they
are now prepared to offer shippers increased
facilities and extra inducements, to forward
money, valuables, packages and merchandise.
over their lines to all parts of the United
States, Canada and Europe, guaranteeing ab
solute safety and prompt delivery at destina
tion. When required they will, on all articles
shipped over their lines, effect marine in
surance on the open policies of the company,
at lowest rates and will clear and enter all
goods at the custom and consulates, without
trouble and with but little expense to shippers.
For full particulars apply to Messrs. G. W
Macfarlane & Co., at their office, corner of
Queen and Fort Streets.
Many of our residents here, arc doubtless,
familiar with the patent adjustable swing which
is In such general use in the parks anil other
public places, schools, residences, etc, through
out the United States. This swing is arranged
to securely seat four persons, in a carriage box ,
facing each other, and is propelled by the
weight and position of the occupants, who can
easily regulate the movement of the swing to
any degree of momentum desired so as to
almost approximate perpetual motion. Mr.
E. E. Mayhew, carpenter, at No. 86, Hotel
Street, has recently introduced this swing to
the residents of these Islands and is now pre
pared to promptly fill all orders for same. A
model of this swing can he seen at his shop,
and it, also, can be personally tested at the
residences of Messrs. J. II. Paty, II. F, Dil
lingham, E. C. McCandlcss, and at the
Casino. It would be difficult to find any
article more conducive to the pleasure and
happiness of our families than one of these
swings, which are furnished by Mr. Mayhew
at a very reasonable price.
NEWS, BOOK and JOB PRINTING OFFICE
Campbell' aWirr lhtlltHno, Merchant Street.
Wedding-, Visiting- rr Business Cards,
Invitations, Menu Cards,
Bait Programmes, Letter,
Note, Statement or Bill Heads,
Shipping Receipts, Money Receipts, "
Certificates or Stock, Contracts,
UIHs. of Lading, Checks,
Drafts, Orders, Notes,
Tickets, Legal and Mercantile Blanks,
I-abcls, Books, Pamphlets, etc.,
NEATLY, ELEGANTLY, PROMPTLY, SURELY and REASONABLY DONE.
TIIOH. (1. Til HUM, Proprietor.
OSEPH E. WISEMAN.
Tha Only ReoognUe.1 General Butineas Agont on tho Hfiwnt.Hn Ialiuult'
Ofloa In Campbell Fire-proof Bui Ming, 27 MeronRnt St., Honolulu, H, I,
V, O. Itox atA
Real Estate Agent Hu and ellt KeatEtat in alt parti of tt Kingdom. Knit Officti,
Hornet, Cottage nJ Room.
Soliciting Agont for Wilder! Inter-Island Steamers.'-ToirMti ami il.e Traveling
Public will apply to me for 'licit. s and Information to the Volcano.
Soliciting Agent for the Mutual Life Insurance Co of Now York. -'He
Largest, OranJet and Soundest Institution of iuMnd In the World.
Agent for the Great Burlington Railway Route in America. '1 It! Route ceU
all other routes going l.ait, Hit scenery being the gtanueM, the meals the choicest and the 1'auic and
Dining Cars lit handsomest and most comfotuMe,
Employment Agent. 'Hnds Kmplojment for all seeling work in lite various l-f ant he of Indutr) on
Soliciting Agent for the City of London Fire Inturanco Co.-TI. test known
Company in the UUnds.
Custom House Broker. inters Goods at Custom House, pa)s nnd discharge Freight and fluty
Itills under I'ower of Attornej,
Money Broker. loan Money at all limes on firstclass security.
General Business Agent.- Left! Papers of every description drawn. Hilts dUtribuied and Col
lected. Hooks and Accounts kept And adjusted. Records Searched. Rents Coltected. Takes and In
turance on Property looked after. Copying and Kngrossint done. Advertisements, Newspaper Arlule,
Correspondence and Commercial Uusiness of every nature promptly and accurately attended to.
Agent for the New Music Hall at Honolulu Companies abroad will correspond with me
lor terms, etc Orders for island Shells, Curios, Lan Specimens, Name Views and Photos cart full)
filled and for war Jed to all parts of the World.
zfriT Information appertaining to the Islands gissn and all correspondence falthfutty answered.
P, an tf
.O.VKlWf K, irtNKM.tX,
General Business Agent, Honolulu, H. I,
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A HAND-BOOK OF INFORMATION ON MATTERS RELATING TO
THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS ORIGINAL AND SELECTED, OF
VALUE TO MERCHANTS, PLANTERS, TOURISTS
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Price per tach numbtr 50 cts, or 60 tls. by foreign mail, including postage.
Persons desiring copies mailed abroad will please forward instructions, for at
tention as soon as issued.
TIIOH. U, TIIHVM,
CcmijiirVi tint I'u6ffa,rr,
T. MATTHEW'S HALL, SAN MATEO. CAL.
A HCIIOOT FOK JlOl'S.
Under Military Discipline.
a located in the twautifiil village at San Mateo, on lh Southern I'acihc K. K., at miles from San I'ranciicu.
UfttabtUhed in 1B65. Kuurtccn inttructor or reputation and ability, 'llie UuldiiiK are ckleiihive, art
heated ly steam and are il.evet) way arranged for th. health and t-uiufort of Iho cadet, trinity Sttiluu
Catalogue, ut out, adureia
Kiv. AI.t'KKM I.H.r. IIKT.WUK, M. A.,
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ror further information and
I7f MmutiUHi-' Cam.
Trie case or Mr. Samuel Khrtich, repre
senting the firm of Messrs. S. Colin & Co. at
the Temple of Fashion, No. 6 1 anil Oj, Kiwi
street, who was chargeil with violation o( th:
revenue laws, was brought tu a hearing
this morning, before Jmlge lliclterton, in the
The charge nude by the custom house offi
cials was that, certain suits of clothing, repre
sented as cotton goods and thciefore untlutiable,
were In rcalil)- part woolen ami therefore sub
ject to iluty.
After hearing the evidence ol Mr. A. S.
Clcghorn, Mr. M. Davis, Mr. J. Flood, from
San Krancisco, Mr, Anton Vugel and other
witnesses, the judge decided that, while the
testimony conflicted as to whether the goods
were all cotton, or part wool, there was no
evidence to show that Mr. Ehrlich was aware
of the goods being otherwise than all cotton,
or that he was guilty of having knowingly
misrepresented the quality of the goods and
the defendcnl was therefore honorably dis
charged. fitottH Hwmets,
A countr) seat The nillUing-stool.
There It one town In Connecticut that has
no fear of the measles. It's lladdatn.
The Venetian gondolier has a peculiar way
of tying his craft ; in fact It Is the moor of
A dcbatinr club at Quincy has decided that
it U "more fun to see a man thread a needle
than a woman drive a nail."
Well," said an Irish attorney, " if it plare
the court, It I am wrong In this, I have
another point that U equally eicludve,
" Well, I declare I" taclalmetl an editor, as
he inspected the baby of an old ncnapcr
friend. "If he Isn't a marled copy of the
old gentleman 1"
The Prince of Wales Is colonel of slstecn
different regiments. This It' not a circum
stance to Florida j there they lave slilcen
colonels to one regiment.
DILLINGHAM & Co.,
I'url Street, Honolulu.
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AGBNTS FOR THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.
Ranch and Jami.s Oav, Esq,
furnished iion application.
These Mills are now in .successful
operation on a number of Stock
Ranches, where they arc givu'j; en
the lamlsvof Jamlh "3r
Hon. J. I. DowhKiT, Kawaii.oa
Full particular!! ssill he
DILLINGHAM & Co. beg to announce that they
have received recent additions to the'r stock of goods and are prepared to fill
orders upon most favorable terms.
Double Furrow Plows, Breaking Plows t Light Steel Plows
AKE NOW Ui:iNO OI'KNKI).
Agricultural Implements of the most approved patterns. Cutlery, Iinps,
Chandeliers, Lanterns, Houm: Furnishing Goods. Kerosene
Oil of the best quality, in quantities to silit.
DETROIT CYLINDER CUPS,
The best in the market. Albany CYLINDER Oil. and COMPOUND
l.UCRICATING OII.S of all grades.
r SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO ISLAND ORDERS. "i
At Ilia annual ueetlni nf the KAST MAUI PLAN
TAIION U. lieUlkUdav,lnMUiii(oAKenert
elected fur lb. erMuintc4r.
(-U. W. r. Allen.,., I'r.Ud.nt and Altduer
I IX HUfiuaiui.,, ,.,,.,,,, ....... ..Vic. Freiidant
r.'C Jonee Jr.... ...,..,. .., Secretary and 'I reaMirer
hi.rlo lul. w. r. Allen, Hon. u. H. Uuluuail
'. C, wim Jr. V. ('. JOShS, Ja.,
anuarv at. rail.
111. annual mediae Id the KtcjclkiJd, ct lk
HAIKU MT.AK CO.. V.UIW keld at Ike fcft. J
IM Accurs, aiewa.iatiie tvoAe, iiirriJ.i, iik
adk ma., u ia ,, J U. A UUK TON,
MPORTANT TO PLANTERS.
'tkeck H IXaviet 4 Cu, Kara jat recited lw quail
lies i a ihcudcaJ fcililiatr (jialijr prepared ftr appll
Catiwit Iv lane- fWUe'fev lh celebrated Mt.ac. Ctew
laJ aiaaui Cu," Tb CHuiiite are of srearer and lea
tjul&tr, andjlhtra adaftc4 rt.peirliely io dr) and
i d).i,u.u.v r. (;. ji-tf.
, CAIENT IRON ril.TKK FKKMtS Mar. .'.
In uu U ltuiiu and Kelatu -I'"'. are fur uU bt
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