Newspaper Page Text
THE HAWAIIAN STAR WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 15. 1893
ASHFORffS BARD FACTS.
WHAT NK WHUTK Klt HI.OI'NT'fl
4 MuttH ol Ikt :.iuarcli Wlii.h MM
I . !. ef HhorII fcltcolil Hi-mlml
TIlHlllHl't P tt.
Bj reqttMl the Star rtpubllthet Hit
Uhrontdi 1 tearl ol Colonel Aehfofd't
able contribution1 to Mr. Mount's report
n document which n Royalist paper
recently s;iid Iflid " XOUCf kted the
iiiwii and iIih monarchy."
ITosOl.ut.r, April 9. Your corre
vpoiidcnt has secured a copy of the text
of ii tSOfet report upon Hawaiian poll
tics Blade, to Commissioner Mount at
his request by Colonel Volney V. Ash
for.l. Ooloflt Ashford has lately re
turned (o Hawaii from the United
Htfitel, whither he was banished several
nlOtlthfl ago by the tiieen's (lovern
nieiit. anil is now leading the Statehood
movement. Htt It a Canadian by hirth
and has nerved in I he Aineriean and
Critish armies. He organized the Ha
waiian KinVs. whieh whs the backbone
of the revolution of IHH?, and has been
prominent in polities for a decade.
'Ashford given a dear account of the
causes that led to the uprising of IHH7.
Then lie sketches in a few strong pages
the recent events that led to the Queen's
overthrow. Like most other shrewd
observers Ashford attributes this largely
to the infamies of Marshal Wilson and
other corrupt favorites of the QttMBt
Of Wilson's relations to the Queen he
"Wilsoirs 'pull' on the Queen con
sisted, in fact, that for many years he
has been her thief favorite. They
openly assumed suspicious relations
years before the death of her husband;
and he himself, although a man with a
family, moved into the dead man's
house and permanently established him
nelf therein almost before the corpse
was cold. A private gateway was cut
through the palace wall, immediately
Contiguous to the Queen's private apart
incuts, through which the guards
allowed none but Wilson to pass, a
scandal at which even the must obtuse
of the native people drew the line. The
pair were publicly accused of openly
livmg together in the Queen's place at
Waikiki, a suburb of Honolulu, during
and succeeding the 'sand-hag' episode
at the palace, just preceding the descent
upon the league. All these and many
Other equally scandalous acts are mat
ters of public notoriety at the capital,
Mild have been aired and commented
upon in scathing terms by the native
press of Honolulu; hut the English press
were eil her gagged by the palace party
or kept silent to avoid the effects of the
scandal abroad. Through the Queen's
Influence over her brother (during his
absolute power of official patronage)
Wilson was given tbe superintendence
of the Honolulu Water Works, though
he was ignorant of all theory regulating
hydraulics, and the real work was neces
sarily done by another highly paid
official. Wilson collected the water
rates, however, and an investigation
lieing demanded by a member til' the
Legislature of 1880, a parliamentary
committee found he had stolen in the
neighborhood of $16,000 from the re
ceipts. Then through the same in
tyuenbe the Cabinet of the day entered
into a stipulation whereby the matter
was compromised, Wilson repaying into
the treasury 10,000. The PrincesB paid
over fAOOOot this amount in caBh. and by
her further influence, exerted in the same
direction, prevailed on the Legislature
to pass an 'act of indemnity' restoring
t.o her the $5)00 out of the public funds.
To save further scandal, friends of the
Ministry indorsed Wilson's notes for an
other $.1000 on the Government's pledge
to retain one-half of his salary until the
amount was recouped, while he himself,
of course, retained the ortlce, although
members of the Legislature, from their
place on the floor of the House, ex
pressed the opinion that he should be
breaking stones on the street with a ball
chained to him .
"At the revolution of 1887 the fellow
was believed to he a spy on both sides,
and the King subsequently informed
friends that he nt least betrayed him
into the enemy's hands as soon as the
revolutionary cause began to promise
success. He was in the Dominis con
spiracy in 1888, and was the man to tirst
reach the Government officials and
betray his comrades when he suspected
the plot was discovered. Unless the
official documents were stolen while he
and his tools were in power, there are
still confessions of his own, under oath,
in the Government archives, 'which
would hang him,' to use the words of
the then Minister of the Interior. The
particulars of this conspiracy were sup
pressed by the Government of the day,
to prevent a lowering of Hawaiian
Ismds then selling in London on a $ .'.
000,000 loan, and for other reasons
already stated. He was in the Wilcox
insurrection of I860! hut kept out of
harm's way, and it was developed at the
trial of l.ooniens that he introduced
jOOflMM to the King, and sent him, by
the King's order, to join the conspira
tors. "During the Queen's reign and his In
cumhency of the marshalship he was
the absolute dictator in Hawaii. It was
common report that no act of impor
tance in governmental functions trans
pired without either emanating from
him or receiving his approval. He over
and over agau insulted the people, the
legislature and the Cabinet by openly
commanding the Queen to disregard the
Premier, on behalf of the Cabinet,
when that Miuister was urging upon her
the adoption, modiflcatioii or rejection
of contemplated public acts. Boodle,
thievery, blackmailing, bribe-taking and
general disregard of the laws were
alarmingly common ; and gambling
houses, dives, illicit liquor dens, opium
joints, and the wholesale importation of
that deadly drug have been openly
charged in the public press as being
traced to his acquiescence for monetary
onus id. rations. He kept a body guard
about him, composed in psrt from fugi
tives from pistn e from other countries
ICCUltd of nil degrees of I lime.
Wilton ig a half breed Tahittari Who
ai a waif, wh ; brought to Honolulu hy
an old Hawaiian tea captain. He grew
up Inn . Iciu ned the blacksmith trade
and followed il till his physical develop
ment attracted the attention of Mrs.
Dominis, who at once procured a Gov
ernment office for him aud advanced
him as occasion offered. Though physi
eally large, active and well propor
tioned, he is morally of a low order a
circumstance which is true o( all the
ex Queen's favorites. The feeling of
disgust resulting from the I'alace scan
dals, as well as the general repugnance
to having the laws inaladministered hy
worthless favorites, combined to origi
nate the league 'to promote justice ami
equal rights in the political Government
of Hawaii.' Among the wrongs to be
remedied was, of course, the differential
franchise, and it was the belief of the
Hawaiian leaguers that annexation
would mean equal civil rights which
most strongly tended to bring the an
nexation view into prominence among
them as the true solution of the ques
tion. At first the Palai e party encour
aged the league. They thought to use
them in the promulgation of a new
Constitution by throwing to them the
top of 'equal rights' in exchange for
their actual co-operation in the Queen's
"The league did not openly quarrel
with the Queen's representatives, but
'negotiated' at arm's length, with the
object of being left unmolested by the
authorities, or, rather, by Wilson, who
was directing the 'new Constitution'
conspiracy from tbe Queen's side, and
giving only such information to the
Ministers of the Government as the
Queen's party chose they should know.
"The league rapidly increased in num
bers and included many of Hie best
natives and half-whites in the country.
By May Mist there were over 300 sworn
members. There was a quasi-military
organization, controlled mostly hy ex
offlcers or native chief officers of late
native volunteer companies or of the
guard. Spies reported that the leaders
of the league had arranged for a large
supply of arms to be landed by smug
gling from small craft at out-of-the-way
points. The Legislature was about to
meet, and it was the Queen's plan that
the new order of things must be inau
gurated in time to prevent its meeting.
"Matters finally tame to a head by
the refusal of Wilcox to agree to tbe
Queen's demands. Warrants were made
out for every member of the league
whom the spies had located some
eighty-seven in number. Hans were
laid to attack and Bhoot down in cold
blood the executive council of the
league, who were, according to informa
tion from spies, to hold a meeting at
my rooms that night. This was to be
done under cover of an alleged but
bogus resistance to arrest, in face of
warrants, and, to make the thing com
plete, martial law was to be at once de
clared and the league leaders were to
be disposed of by a court-martial, com
posed of officers of her Majesty's per
sonal staff and royal guard. But tbe
league had friends at the Palace and at
the headquarters of most of the Gov
ernment departments : so the meeting
did not take place, but, instead, Wil
cox and other leaders attended a
public meeting of the Liberal party
on that evening and denounced the
Government, the Queen and royally
in the bitterest terms. If there
was basis for the 'arms' story, no evi
dence was found in the searches by the
police of residences of all known to be
long to the league. But the details of
the first move having failed, it was
Btill contemplated hy the Queen to re
move, at all hazards, those she consid
ered her enemies. It is positively known
that a proclamation of martial law was
drafted by one of the Queen's advisers,
revised in the Attorney-General's office
and carried for some days in the pocket
of one of the Queeu's staff, while the
authorities were busily engaged in
bunting up more evidence.
"The palace party calculated to stifle
all necessity for such evidence as would
convict in a court of justice hy estah
ing a 'military' court, composed of ig
norant Kanaka partisans and body
servants of the Queen. In this search
for evidence, after the arrests, the au
thorities threw parties into prison with
out warrant or form of law, kept some
without food for days, plied prisoners
with promises of reward and office if
they would perjure themselves in such a
way as to make a case against the Lib
eral leaders, and with threats of death
in case of refusal, and used means toex
tort 'evidence' of the kind they wanted
in a manner which would disgrace
brigands. These facts were proved in
court by witnesses for the prosecution.
But the failure of the Queen to destroy
all opposition to bei abominable course
is due chiefl y. after all, to the inter
ference of Major Wodebouse, British
Commissioner (now Minister), on my
behalf as a Canadian, hy compelling the
Government to try the conspirators in
one of the courts of law instead of by
a so-called military tribunal.
A Growing Concern.
The increasing business of the Cali
fornia Fend I Company has led it to tuke
larger quarters, though keeping its old
place at Lileo. The company imports
by the shipload aud will soon have a
fresh cargo of hay and grain by the
bark Mauna Ala. The main offices of
the company are now at the corner of
Nuuanii and Queen streets in the ware
houses recently occupied by J. K. Col-burn.
THE NEW SAILOKS" HOME
VftlTMtl Ht A COMMIT!! r. Of Till.
Finns ami RfietlfleetloM Or.lnre.l for
Net .rtr.v OuthullrltriRH nml
The Building Committee ol " Ttus
teejeol the (tailors' Homo, consisting of
Messis. 0. M. Cooke, J. H. Paty. H. F.
Glade. W W. Hall and .1. H. Schnefer
paid a visit of inspection to the new
building this morning, accompanied by
the architect and contractor, i i the
exception of a few minor details, which
will be attended to in a day or two the
building was found to answer all re
quirements. hen these arecompleted
a formal vote of the committee will he
taken on its acceptance from the con
tractors. It was decided to have plans and
specifications prepared for the immedi
ate erection of the necessary outbuild
ings and sheds, ami bids for their con
struction will he asked for. The ground
surrounding the Home will be inclosed
with n neat wooden fence and the lot
leveled off and planted with grass and
shrubbery to give it an attractive up.
pearance. The trustees hope that the
street improvements in the vicinity of
the Home will be hurried up. No defi
nite period has yet been fi.tcd for the
opening of the building to the public.
now in sums (.now.
Prom the PollyWOg Stale to I'lTfi el Ma
turity. Editor Stah : That a Star reporter
traced a Royalist rumor through the
labyrinths of street gossip and missed
the trail at the Golden Rule Bazaar is a
cause for some reflection on the origin
and growth of the many rumors that
help to inspire the ex-Queen's friends.
A simple remark a mere pollywog of
an expression of thought may be re
inforced and thrive if judiciously nur
tured, and in the space of half a day
attain an importance that will fire the
Royalist heart with real new spirit.
Some one in the Bazaar, for instance,
may say, as he looks out of the window
and sees Mr. Mills going alone. "There
goes Mills." The perst n who hears this I
wains up to Hohron, Newman &
Co.'s corner and says to a Royal
ist friend, "Mills just passed by."
'Winch way?' is asked. "Up to
wards Beretania street." The Royalist
crosses over and casually tells a hack
man that Mills has gone up Beretania
street. The hackman qui; tly says to a
favored passenger, "I hear Mills was
seen walking up towards Washington
Place this morning." Instantly the
perambulations of Mills become in
tensely interesting, and the passenger
afterwards finds some political acquaint
ances on the makai side of Merchant
street, between Fort street -ami Bishop's
hank, to whom be makes this announce
ment "Minister Willis has sent Mills
up to Washington Place." With one
accord the crowd exclaim, "To try to
get an audience with the Queen, of
The Royalist rumor and the coming
of restoration day are subjects that
force themselves upon one's attention
every day and could not be more tire
some if they were set to the music of
"After the Ball." Rl'Moit.
Honolulu, Nov. 15.
A I OHMKIt CKV OV "WOMT."
Some or Hit) Many DIstMrbing BumOM
tium Amounted to Nothing,
Honolulu, April . The departure of
the China permits the sending of two
days' later news than that which went
to the coast on the Mariposa. Within
the twenty-four hours just past nothing
of marked importance has occurred, al
though the air is filled with rumors of
a coming restoration. It is certain tiiat
the ex-Queen looks upon a return to
Iolani palace as among the events of
the nea future. The friends of the
Provisional Government ridicule the
report, but are dissatisfied at the re
ticence of Colonel Blount to them and
his apparent good terms with the Roy
However, the rumors that the Queen
is to be restored are so common and so
threatening that the Americana here,
while not in a panic, are filled with
grave misgivings. All the Royalist
leaders have an air of unmistakable
triumph. Colonel George Macfarlane
reported last night that he had seen
Colonel Blount, and that the latter, with
a hearty grasp of the hand, said ; "My
program is only half finished." Others
claim that the United States Commis
sioner bus definitely promised to undo
the work of Minister Stevens and restore
the status quo ante.
If this is true the Hawaiian group will
become the "Inferno of the Pacific" in
more than a volcanic sense, but that it
is true the leading Annexationists,
though visibly disturbed in mind, can
not convince themselves. Chronicle.
Scar.-s of this kind hat ii lieen of fort
nightly occurrence for eight or nine
months, hut have all proved to be the
invention of idle minds.
The Norrie Libel lull'.
Iii the Circuit Court this morning the
Attorney General moved the Court to
have the case of Edmund Norrie placed
on the criminal calendar. The defense
objected on the ground that the com
mittal of the District Magistrate was
dated on November 7th, three days after
the opening of the term. Judge Cooper
overruled the objection. Counsel for the
defense excepted to the ruling.
According to one of the rmny rumors
about, to-night has been fixed as the
time for the Royalists to tuke possession
of the Government buildings. It ia
generally hoped the attempt will be
NKWS IS A MTsnKlx.
The Board of Health is if , anggtfjli this
Polynesian BnOfMnpFienl No. 1,1. O.
ii. 1'.. meet on Frida'v night.
There have been U" passengers booked
to IttjVS by tbe Alameda far
A lot of faiacy good s belonging to Mft,
Lack were sold lit auction this nnmiing.
The STAR has received numerous
compliments. Ml its Improved appear-ance.
Squad Nil. ft of the Citizens' Reserve
held a meeting last night to perfect de
tails. The Hawaiian Star Company is now
prepared to do all kinds of job work at
Some Royalists were foolish enough to
bet money yesterday that the ex Qiiaen
would be "restored" to day
The Oiizrtte Company has shipped two
pairs of carrier pigeons to John M.
Horner at Kukaiau, Hawaii.
A large amount of stock of the Ha
waiian KxhlbHtan Company has been
subscribed in San f rancisco.
A four-year-old son of Nick Peterson,
the hack driver, broke his thigh bone
yesterday afternoon while playing.
Made and Ki were find fiV) and 20()
respectively by Judge Robertson yester
day for having opium in their possession
The stone curbing for a new sidewalk
on the quarter block at the corner of
Bethel and Hotel streets has been hauled
to the premises to day.
The commitment and other papers in
the libel suit against Edmund Norrie.
editor of the Botomua, have lieen sent
up to the Circuit Court.
There is trouble in the Japanese
church and it bids fair to split up into
various small congregations of different
denominations and pastors.
The Pacific Hardware Company ex
hibit in one of their windows u lurge
photograph of about fifty members of
Excelsior and "Harmony Lodges, I. O.
A letter from Maui states that W. H.
Cornwell had circulated a story among
the natives that the ex-Queen would lie
"restored" by the American Minister
The call attributed to the ex -Queen i
by Lllis Mills was made by a Mr. Ellis,
as we are informed by one who was on
the Washington Pi n e premises at the
The members of the minstrel organ
ization are practicing faithfully, and
expect? to be able to furnish an elalxiraie
program for the first performance.
Which will be given on the 25th.
J. R. Holt. Jr., of Waianae. is at the
Rev. and Mrs. E. P. Baker have re
turned to Hilo.
Theo. H. Davies and his son have gone
W. Peak was tbe only passenger for
the Volcano yesterday.
Miss Kate McGrew and Mrs. Van
Vliet have gone to Kauai for a short
Brother Bertram of the St. Louis col
lege has gone on a trip to Maui, where
he will spend a couple of weeks in visit
ing the Catholic schools.
The Lougee Brothers, who have been
here as divers for some time, have
finished their work on the Miowera und
expect to return to San Francisco by the
Alameda sailing to-morrow.
QHUTBgM I'OI tHOPt,
Those Near the King Street l(rld;e Sulfl
to He a NulHunre.
Editor Star; I desire to call the at
tention of the Board of Health to the
condition of the Chinese shops on the
mauka side of King-street bridge. Poi
peelings and other kindB of foul matter
are dumped under the houses and on to
the bank of the river, where it is con
verted into a seething mass of cor
ruption, from which the germs of
disease will eventually spread into the
city. At present the smell is overpow
ing to pedestrians and the restaurant
trade is being injured, as strangers not
understanding the situation suppose the
smell emanates rrom where they are
and consequently leave in disgust. This
could easily lie remedied by the Gov
ernment connecting the end of Hotel
street with King street (which is a dis
tance of between 60 and 100 feet), by
building a walk and tilling in. The
cost would be comparatively small, as
the material for the same could betaken
from the island in the bed of the river.
The offal could be run out through pipes
into deep water. e e e
AnuiilaN Not In It.
Within five minutes after tbe boom
ing of the cannon which saluted the
British Minister on leaving the Phila
delphia a Star rejiorter wus asked if it
was true that Mrs. Dominis wus on
board the flagship, and that the saluting
was in her honor. Verily, old Ananias
would stand no show in Honolulu, and
the father of lies himself would have
to take a back seat.
To Dissolve ae Injunction.
A. J. Cartwright. by his attorney C.
W. Aahford, has tiled a motion to dis
solve the injunction issued against him
on November 4th, restraining him from
disposing of his proH-rty pending the
termination of the divorce suit. The
motion will be heard by Judge Whiting
to-morrow at 10 o'clock.
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
Till; MiowhK.Vs IftJDMIBt
The i ..... Oreteet Cneereics Dm tn.
Usv -The W i In . lie Belli
OH. I VI .Ml.
t he tteemet Llkellki It undergoing
The bark Matilda will sail in ballast
for Departure bay Saturday.
The steamer Waialenle snileil Ibis
morning for Hamakua and Lnhaina.
Hi M. S. Champion is expected to ar
rive here soon from F.squimault.
There was but one passenger by the
Wsialeale this morning, Mr. Schwalb
being the only one hooked.
The steamer Kaula ia not expec ted to
come off the marine railway for several
The new iron plates were pin in the
damaged starboard bulwarks of the
bark J. C. Plluger yislerday.
The firing aboard the Philadelphia
this morning was in honor of the British
Minister, who called officially.
Consul Mills and Vice-Consul Boyd
paid a visit to the Adams this afternoon.
After leaving the Adams the gentle
man called on the Philadelphia and re
ceived a salute of seven guns.
There are but twelve foreign vessels
in port at present, and of these several
are anchored in the stream waiting for
cargoes and one is undergoing repairs,
consequently there is very little loading
or discharging going on and the prin
cipal occupation of most of the water
front people is talking politics and swap
The damage to the Miowera, it ap
pears, will be but slight, as the survey
made hy the divers yesterday showed
that, aside from the damage done to the
stern in the tearing away of the post
and rudder, tfle principal harm to her
is in the form of a few dents in the side
plates. Regarding her engines, they are
not so badly strained as was thought
This was proved yesterday by turning
them over by hand. To-day men from
the iron foundry are at work on the
broken stern-post, and Lyle & Sorenson
will commence the construction of the
coffer dam to-day. Altogether, the
Miowera's escape from far more serious
injuries than she has sustained is a mat
ter of surprise to all. The leak is noth
ing to speak of, and what water there is
coming in comes principally from the
I A SSKMiKltK.
For Kauai per stmr Mikahala. Nov 14
Miss Juliette Smith. P N de la Vergne,
Lau Chong, E K Hendry. Miss K Mc
Grew and friend, and 40 "on deck.
1 1 1 I' KTIKKS,
Wkunksday. Nov. 1ft.
Stmr Wuialeale, Smythe, for I.uhaina
and Hamakua, Ham.
Schr Mary E Foster for Kauai.
Stmr Pele, Petersen, for Makaweli.
Schr Ka Moi for Hamakua.
IMI'OKTS ami OOHIIONKBS,
Per stmr Claudine II hogs, 100 sacks
taro, 320 sacks potatoes, 73 sacks corn,
Bfl sacks beans, 113 pkgs sundries.
Per stmr Waileale 32311 bags sugar.
75 green hides, 30 head cattle.
VKSSKLS IN I'OKT.
II S S Adams, Nelson, Han Francisco.
D 8 S Philadelphia. Harker, Callao.
Herman bk J C Pfhiger, Bremen.
Am sen Transit, Jorgenseu, San Francisco.
Am sell Robert Lewers, Goodman, Port G'hle
Nor sh Ueaeoiistteld, Bastitinsen, Newcastle
Haw bk R PRithet, Morrison, San Fran
Am bgt V (I Irwin, Nelson, San Fran.
Yaeht To'na. Tolna, San Francisco.
Am bk Matilda, Stevenson, Nunaimo, B. C.
Am bk K lik ii.n. Port Gamble.
Am bk S C Allen, Thompson, Sim Fran.
Am bk Albert. Griffith, Snn Francisco.
FOKKIUN t I ssl s l cii h i,
Am bk Mai tint Davies, Itoston Aug Is
Br sh Villata, Liverpool Aug II!
Am hrgt Consuelo, 8 F, Kali Oct
Am bkt J. D. Siireckels, S K, Kali Oct 27
Haw schr J G North, 8 F, Mali Oct
Am schr Allen A, Eureka Oct
Am schr Glendale, Eureka Oct
Am achr Anna, S F, Kali Oct
Ger bk Nautilus, Liverpool Dec
Am brgt Lurline, H F, Hilo Oct 30
Ger bk H Hackfeld, Liverjsiol Dec
Sohr lialeakala, Fanning' Island Nov
Am bk Wrestler, NSW Oct-
Br bk Duke of Argyle, NSW Nov
Am bk Alden Hesse, S F. Oct 27
Am bkt Irmgard, S F Nov -
Am hk C D Bryant. S F Nov
Am bk Knock TallKit, Port Gamble Nov
Ger hk Galveston, Hongkong Nov
Am bkt Planter, 8 K Nov
Am bkt Discovery, 8 F Nov
Am bkt Amelia, Port Blakely Dec
Am schr Alice Cooke Port Blakely Dei
I nil I II. n MAIL s in , i
Steamships will leave for and arrive from
Sun Francisco on the following ilates, till the
close of IBM :
Allltl w. AT HoN'LL'I.UlAHHIVIC at H'N'Ll'LU
for San F'ancisco. from San F'cisco.
Alameda Nov 16
Miowera (VtA)-Deo :
Oceanic Dec 4
Marhsisa .Dee 14
Warrhnoo (Vain .Inn '
t'ity ivknv Ian 2
Australia Jan ti
Monowal .Ihii II
Oceanic Feb 12
Miinnwal Nov. Zl
Wan uuoo (Vn) Nov23
t'llina Nut as
Australia Dec 2
Alameda Iiec 21
Miowera (Vani Dec si
Onaanln Dec as
Australia Dec 30
WarrlmiMj (Vio Jan at
Mariisaa Jan Is
Monowal . .
Muiiowal - .
a. nth!. .
A lumcilii .
. Mar 3
. .May 14
J nne as
M il 4
- June 7
Monowal Sept 20
Marluoaa Sept 'Jtt
Australia tfet s
Monowal... Oct 2A
I. O. O. F.
HARMONY UHK1E No. 3, l.O.0.F.,MIBTB
in Harmony Hall, Way's H lot It, King street,
very Mumlai , at 7.:ai v. m. Vlaltlng brothers
are cordially Invited to attend.
I). 1'. I.AWHKNi'K, (llo. A. TURNBK,
Noble liraud. Secretary.
tUt trl.t .ITio I Mill lu
a ftrtef Peaerltrtlee Her i . .
The Champion ia a screw cruiser of
21180 tone, with au indicated hofgg pOWW
I of SOW, and belong to the tbtrd ( I iss.
Minuter WodehouM said thit morning
that he erpetted thg ( h.impion to
arrive to dav Hr list of oflrerf.
BttetgjCf Rooke, Bptein,
C W. Fowler. U. Nugent. F. K. (Mb
lions, H. D. O. Flood, W. F Benwell.
J. Man bant. I.ieut. Marines.
Ret, T. T. Uriftiths, Chaplain.
J. C. Dow, M. It.. Stuff Surgeon.
B. C. Scott, Staff Paymaster.
J. Armstrong. Chief Fngineer.
F. H. Walter. Sub Lieutenant.
K. F. Hate, Surgeon.
T. Hayles, Ass't. Pay master.
W. J. Kent. Kngineer.
J. T. Machaut. ( Itiuner.
S. J. K. (lolley, Boatswain.
W. Male, l urpenlei .
K. A. Willis, II. C. Clarke, I). J.
l'rentis, i J. . Rooke, l. M. ii. Knlfrht,
OPIUM ON TIIK .MIKAHALA.
The Chlnae Mtenanl Attested and
I'neiity-Neteu Tins MetStth
Just previous to the sailing of the
Mikhala yesterday afternoon Captain
Parker and officer Hart boarded the
vessel and interviewed Aki, the ( hinese
steward on the subject of opium. He
denied having any in his possession and
all knowledge of any. The officers
searched the ship, however, and were
rewarded by the discovery of a satchel
under the staircase leading to the main
saloon, which, on examination, was
found to contain twenty-seven tins of
opium. The steward was arrested and
taken to the station house where he con
fessed and gave away the name of a
prominent Chinese firm that had cm
ployed him to take the opium to Kauai.
Aki procured the services of V. V. Ash
ford later on, who procured his rejggte
on depositing $2.a) bail, and he sailed on
the regular trip a sadder and perhaps
wiser China DM than Usual.
"TI' RN T1IK UA8CALS 4l'T."
Some Plata Tnlk I rum a Member of the
KniToii Stak : I joined the Citizens'
Reserve soon after the publication of
the correspondence between the Annex
ation Club and the Government about
the removal of certain Royalist officials
from offioe. 1 joined in good faith,
expecting that the Government would
f ii 1 till its implied promises and make
some removals at once. It has not
done so, and now I am in a quandary. If
trouble should occur and any fighting
be done, and I should help do some of
it, whom would I help by risking my
life V Should I not benefit Royalist and
Annexationist ofriciala alike I This is
more than I bargained for. 1 am will
ing to ftght for the Provisional Govern
ment, hut I will not do so to help n.ain
tuin a lot of RoyaliBts in its service, and
there are many cithers of my siuad in
the same boat.
GOVKRNMKNT LAND SALKS.
Ithlilera OOasydeaeai tiy Their Ahaenre
anil I'i i. .-J, l ....
Chief Clerk Hassinger of the Interior
Department offered four pieces of (lov
eroueilt land for sale to-day. There
were very few bidders on hand, and only
f 1 over the upset price was realized on
three pieces sold, which went as follows:
Seventeen hundred and fifty square
feet on the south side of Punchbowl
slope, Honolulu, was sold to Mrs. A. M.
L. Smith at the upset price of M.
Four acres at I-aepaoo. in the district
of l'una, Hawaii, was sold to R. Rycrotf
for H1, or $1 in excess of the upeet price.
Expense of surveying the lot to the
amount of f0 was added to the pur
Forty acres at Kuaia, in the district of
Hilo. less a strip reaerved for a Govern
ment road, was sold to A. W. Crockett
for $160 and costs of survey.
For the piece of land at VVaawaa, in
the same district, no bids excelling the
upeet price of were made and the
sale was declared off.
IIIIKTV UAYH I till
U What II.... Natives (lot
Three natives were up for larceny in
the fourth degree this morning in Judge
UoIkm'Uoii s court. The Sun Chan
Company, which has leased some fish
ing rights at Waikele, Ewa, accused the
defendants of the larceny of nine mul
let, three ulua and one other llsh, name
unknown, the whole living valued at
$1 50. The case occupied the whole
morning session, a great number of wit
nesses being examined on both sides.
The Court found the defendants guilty
as charged and sentenced them each to
one month's imprisonment at hard talsir
and $: 30 costs.
Iri-ult Court Notes.
A verdict of guilty was rendered in
the case of Ikcolc, for assault und bat
tery, tried before Judge Cooper und a
jury yeaterday afternoon. At this
morning's session the defendant was
sentenced to pay a flue of iHO and t-imta
amounting to flb.MI
The trial of E. DevauBchelle for sell
ing opium baa occupied the Court to
day. Deputy Marshal lirown for the
prosecution and J. L. Kaulukou for the
A Heavy Shuww,
A heavy shower of rain fell at about
2 HO this afternoon and in a few miuutes
tbe atreeta were flooded. Professor
Lyons thinks it was probably the tail
end of the late atorm.
UAHIJ kAlLWAt & LAND M
TIM B TABLE.
j - lag After Uf. I MM
M MM t KILL.
Ia.e Honolulu HAh
lltt TV I'eiirl City... M m
Arrive RwS Mill H;.-.7
A.M. A.M. CM. C.M.
... 6.21 111:4:1 8:42 11:42
MM 11:1.1 Ml t:lll
.-7:.' :M :.W MM
i' Mindayi eteettjetl.
ii Musiraai ' egeepteal
baava F.wa .Mill
beet i- 1'i-ar I I'll y.
a aaterdey'fi only
ile. Sun ,111,1 II, ,,iu.
5 i E.E
p.m. p.m. a. 111
14 S IS
-hi . , , ,
i; in f. in at
l 20 ft ii h in in :r,
a ii i ia I
IS 9 H
I I" toi
1 1 1 25
t :m a m la fi
i n f. is is I- o ai
r. an S i i h i; i I.-,
IS It IS
III 1 id
li M II I 8 14 .I 17 2. t
First quarter oft he moon on the 1Mb, al fin,
Time whlrtla Blows at lh., Mm., Ma, am. of
Honolulu time, uhw h is the aame as uh , oiu
is-, of lirei-nw lea time.
For wr) limn feel of distance of the ne
scrver (from the Custom Hansel allow one
second for transmission of sound, or "i s it.
to a statute mile.
KBTKBO LOGICAL km OKI i.
By the Qoteraaaenfl suncj, PeetlehtMl
l n i :i
7!l II U
7- I si
Si! '. nr.
ai s n
H to m
1.10. II. 3B.lt)
113 .. M
?. ii aa
7a ii Ni
tl a nc
li 4l a
a la la ...
si ii 41
Barometer corrected for temperature
I'levatioti, but not for Lit it oil-.
Are now located corner NuutnU and
Queen streets, in tbe warehouse.-, re
cently occupied by J, F. Oolbnm, w-
have been compelled to make the,
change on account of our fast increasing
business. We now carry u very large
stock, as we import by the ship load,
and do our own buying. We will still
keep our old place at I .oleo. Tbe Ha
waiian bark IfUuna Ala will lie here
almut Deo ember 1st. 1888, with another
full cargo of selected Hay ami Grain for
us. We thank our friends for their
liberal patronage in tbe past three years.
We hope by strict attention to the wants
of our patrons to merit a continuance
of the same. We will keep in stock the
very iikst to lie had in our line, and at
PRICtTS AS CHEAP AS THE lilKAPKVI.
We do not want the earth, only u small
portion will do us. (live us a trial und
we will treat you right. If you want
good fresh Hay and QntiB ring up 171
on both telephones.
AU Orders Deliceretl Vompfg,
CALIFORNIA FEED CO.,
King Ai IVriuhl, I'ropv
Wines, Spirits and Beers,
Between Kurt ami Bethel Sis.
H. MAY & CO.
Wholesale and Retail
S Fori SI reel .
Both Telephones 22. P. O. Box .1711
Large Fat Gobblers
THANKSGIVING, EIMAS AND
WailiHT U TO -JO .H-
LMATB OMMBMa BAMIA i MO VMM
HENRY M. DAVIS & CO.
505 0OBT Stkkkt.
ELITE ICE CREAM PARLORS
M' fllc,l)f' Cake Bakeff.
F,NE MN0ua.u or
IOE OREAMB. f OOFFEE,
CAXtS CAIOIfS IU. UHOOMtll
Our KtUbliah mtnt th Fiuca! Rtaott in lh
City. Call andateua O pan nil 11 p. m