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Dy ADAMS fit WILDER
By sirtn f ai rdT of Sale mule by the Hon. X. McBryde. I
Cirru.t Jl tn rfu.ii-mi -frraii. iina Of nani.
(. 'lie -lib cT January. A. I. 1470, I will tell at fnMic
.i:t.an, at the Court Hoose. in Honolulu,
On Saturday, the 5th day of Harch, 1870,
AT 12 O'CLOCK NOOX,
The fil'iiriiig Ii'd Estat it"itd in Kajfilama,
And ltn;rins; l the Kat of Huhololo, d-easl :
- A oa.n 1. 2 Loi. F. honmrka m k phaka Ia lihi
nwikaftkatawtl. KekihiAkasa keia kihl Kwn. makai o ;
Kaamaama, a e hola Hrtna 24 Hk-11 1 puka B m lltm27
II. k. Sj iata. ma k lihi mausa o iu; a'aila ll-ma is 1
Kom. 17 pi!: me Koor.Mki. Aan Kom. 7 psako.
Akao 62 3 II. k. e , auno. Ak H 3 Ktn-6. paoko. e p.li aw !
iw kaaina Knonh;ka. AkM M ll.k. luka, piU IMDClo
l-i;pil a hiki n ka hult ana. I154-1'JU rka-
AanaS 1 Lam. K nnoroak m ke kihi Kikb. oil Koa,
-ia ka lni H-bu oka auwai a e hol. llewa 27 3 Ilik- li P
ku pi!imkaaiiiao Kalao-cnm. Akan !Iik. 270 pauko.
c,li mr Momnko. Akao 2J K..n 170 panka, pili Be Kaoaaa-
B-il"CQ " . t,. ,IMnK of Drch.acr. '
, v lth tUe AuAM A. Wlt-l'KK, Aoctiooeer
ON WEDIirSDAY, : : : MARCH 9th,
AT 1 VCVXS. A. M-, AT tALti BOOM.
Crockery ware, etc.
One Ton Due?: v. nia
aiie by Brewster.
APAM3 A WILD1.U. """'
OR tlLE UV
AI).M5 k WILDER.
DOOT AND SHOE MAKER,
f yo. tr. roRT 5r, iioyoi.i i.u,
To Parents, Guardian and Lovers
of Sweets !
M. infjmu tfw al. that
He Still Manufactures aU Descriptions,
t,f far in -: " in IlJ '""""'y
la ....Ml!,, tu a- tl.At hut rr ttrra ulba,
wauiU w ul eaten' 'r ' t"!"! ,',, " e
auuf.t.tar .,f L-Bir-S n aea4le.l Sr.cu M:lore. W hy
are yu lu.r afcl t:e I'auJy, .beo j -a cao get
pure artitle, arlliJeaue ao.1 cbeap.
MAXUFACTUKED BY III.MSKLrt
IUf a.Ien aapp'ieil ith t mh Pure I:u.l.iDe lr. at SO eta.
r pouo.l. In uantitir trt ca 5 poon.i aol oparda.
tin t CiiMl.e ut 2i et.1. per iiul 717 6t"
CI1E.U'! L'llKAPCU ! ! CHEAPEST ! !
r:ci I.KAVE TO CALL. THE ATT EX
Mi TI'J.M ii his Dumemus frien.is aud the Public io geoeral
To the Large and Varied Assortment
Drj Cioods, Clotliinp !
FANCY GOODS, HATS, CAPS, &c
ls Fj-tkUUhinent, Caracr Saiana and llarlne Sts.,
71S HOXOLCLC. II. I. Co
OX THE MOST LIBERAL TERNS,
JOHN THOMAS WTERHQUSE!
AS ASSORTMENT OK
( GOODS JUST RECEIVED
IX THE A 1 CLIPI Eft SHIP
.. . M,gayaj i j 1 -1,-v.
A Great Variety, New and Desirable,
AND OTHER II ATS. ZOITA VE
IatlicV Fancy Goods,
CROCKERY AND CLASSWARE
Stationery, Soap, Saddlery,
Biirs, i iD i wsuEL Blts m BiCGWC
A LARGE fiEtECTIox Of
Anchors Chains, Try Pols,
Sheet, Bar, and Pig iron !
Habbuct, White Lead, Zinc & other Paints
"'hi...,. B.JIed Oil, P.iit.
t7iaa' Ptuain' a'Ar XciJ, Corrvgated and
PluTn I- n ....
' Oil Cloth, Different Widths,
cti!e Soap, Olire Oil, Loaf So6ar,
SINGLE AND DOUBLE HARNESS
BRUSSELS CARPETS & RUGS
nTUt OTHEa SALT IX BAGS,
Ouirctyal Irons. $ricks, Sales, Jllpck Tm, Agri
e i'tuml Imrmtnt. Fish JlofJcs, .tfc, dc
0 Ialb.kilkako.akan. lie 4A-loO rka.
R 3 1 W V. bnomakama ke kiM AlisW hoto
Vl l HikVl Pak. PU. me ka M-bele Mui t Hem 6i
' . , Li i ki aum lim art - ivonj. . puia.
SV CT f P jtg
ON TUESDAY. : : :
: : 1IABCH 8th,
AT 10 O'CLOCK A. M- WILL BE SOLD
Dry Goods, a Lot of Clothing!
C. 8. BARTOW. Aociioneer.
AT S i:oou.
ON SATTJEDAY, - - - MARCH 12th,
AT 12 O'CLOCK XOOX,
inZ U Sold at Public A'dlnn,
1 Good Carriage Horse,
Buggy in Good Order, and Harness.
C. g. BAIiTOW, Aactioooer.
iioksi: von sall.
I Good Carriage and Saddle Horse.
Applj to C. 8. BAHTOW.
ON WETlWr.STl A V
: : MARCH 16,
AVill be Sold at Public Auction,
I Furniture and other Articles !
IMstralord kj Mr. Irtw, lb. 12th,
For Kent due hr vr orcuptinrij of said Prtiulxts.
Cane Sat Chairs, Castn, Clocks.
Mated Fork aol Fioii. KniTes,
Pictures, lliiKiiis Laoi!i, Lounee.
Cpoocu, Water Jug aud other Articles
C. S. BAUTuW, Auctiuuerr.
Valuable Ileal Instate,
THAT DKSIIM1SLH RES1DENCC !
I SITUATED AT MAKlKt,
' Tbe Ir.p-rr af J. II. llrawat, K1.,
I With the Buildings Thereon.
Tbe Lot contain, oeer 8 aenra. I plantnl with tree, ami has
' a lrraai of aratrr runnif.r throUKU the bind. Tbe lot isruclcweU
with a g'XKl fence, and but a li'rt dist lice from Honolulu,
j A Plaouf thU Property Otay be s en at sle Itoom.
j For terms aiul oilier particulars piy t-
VAtrt. J. II. BKOWN,
Or, C. .. llAKTOW. Auctioneer.
,11 KS. It. HOUR IIS
BEGS TO INFORM THE PUBLIC THAT
havio bought the entire stork of Mr. Johnston's
Tobacco and Candy Store,
Oj.posib to Metn. At-nj ii Achuck, and Laving made ar
raojrnienu fur receivioic
UIXIL1U SIITLII1S OF ICrMI C A Ml IKS, Ar.,
Slie will cootinue this liu-inen as lieretofore, aoliciliiie the kind
iwtrnnage of her friends and the public geueralty. 716 6tn
X. 5 Jlerthant strtet, opptsile Sailor's Home,
IN ALL ITS BRANCHES,
ftrySt, 11 A S t'O.XSTAXTLV ON II A X I
a large variety of
""" HOME-MADE FUENITUEE
Which he offers Jut sale at the luirtst market 2rtres.
Sets of best Black Walnut Parlor Furniture,
Spring back Easy Chairs, Loonies, Mattrasses.
J7 Hair and Spring MftttraiMe. Window Shades and Blip
Covers made tu urlr. Old k'urnitore re-aploltered, repaired
and varoi.lx.nl with warranted satisfaction.
Call aud exauiiue luy Uck before purchasing elsewhere.
X7 Trrana Ueaaoaa ble-XI
All orders from Sltip-mailers And the other Islands will be
promptly attended to. 714 ly
DILLINGHAM $t CO.
No. 95 King Street,
UAVE ON HAND
A Fine Stock of Hardware,
EXPRESSLY FOR THIS MARKET!
THEY ARE KECElVIXtt ADDITIONS
Hij nearly tvry Sail I'esstl and Sttamer,
From San Francisco, Boston, England, and
BRASS AMI IKON" AVI UK, ASSORTED
fur Tinmen's use.
Square. Octsgou and Uound aorted sizes.
ITails, Cut and Wrought,
Boat Sails and Staphs, Galvanized, a Splendid lrtitle
Assorted frets to 20 inch. Cross cat and Kip,
Sjyear's and Jackson dr litrdshair's Ilaiul Ships,
all sius. Vruss-cm a tut lup.
Ames best heavy Bound and Square Point Si.les and Shovels
Solid Pocket and Ptmnk Orilen Hoes, Planu-rs' Uocs,
Hand Rakec, 10, 12, aud 14 Touth,
Ames Plow Co. Eagle No. 2 Plows,
Assorted sizes, an excellent article for Cooking Kslo, and lor
genera uae on ltaoUU-us or anywhere else.
The Best io the Market.
Galvanized Sheet Irou.
Galvanized Tub aud Pails,
L.ead Pipe and Sheet Lead,
Sauce Pans, tin andporcelain lirt'd
Urass Kettles, Asstd,
Tea Kettles, Assorted,
HEMP SAIL AND SEINE TWINE,
A Fine Assortment of
DoorBoIts, both Brass and Iron
Blacksmiths' Bellows, Assorted,
From 20 to 30 inch.
Eiackimitlis, Solid Patent Dos. A'ises and Bench Vises,
Blacksmiths Cast Pteel Hammers and Sledges,
Jack Screws, large and small,
8ts Stocks sod Ities,
Galvanized Iron Wire Webbing.
Powder and Shot, Double Barrel Shot Guns,
FEW PIECES OF
1 Machine for Cutting Cane Tops
We Propose U Sell nr Geds at the Lowest
AND ARE ALWAYS READY TO MASK
A LinERAL DISCOUNT FOR CASH I
Oixxr Motto i
A Nimble Sirpence is belter than a Slow Shilling.
THE LARGE COTTAGE OS THE
North corner of School and Nuuanu treeU, contaioiug
ix Kooms. with Bath-house. Stables, kc.
Pasturage fur ooe or two horses cao be had, if direl.
Inquire of (717 at) M. B. BKCKWITH.
A irOl'SE,SL'ITABLK FOR A S.MALI.
Family, oo Mauoakea si ret t, urar tbe iouudry. llcut,
1U a muiiln. Apply to
19 at K. CILLILAND.
rou IS 12 A' !
A LARGE AXl COMMODIOIS RE?I
DKNCK, ith yard and all Mmuirjr rtbuiMings, situ
ated in the most iilea&aut part cftui. city. Kniuire of
J. K. KINNKV,
714 loj No. lf.O Nuuanu Arrnue.
THAT DES1RAIJL.E LOT OS THE
southeau corner of fort and School struts, inquire of
7H 4t JAMES S. LEMON.
THE CORNER STORE IX THE MA
KES bICK. twmerly occupinl by Hugh Mclntyre,
Tobacconist, immediate possession given Apply to
712 3m C. UKEWEK K CO.
TO MiT !
A DESIR AHI.E RESIDENCE. SITU
ATED on the Vulk-y Hoad, li miles from Honolulu.
For terms apply to
Q lm MB. GODFREY RHODES.
Itnlinu Hemp 1'nclalugr,
AND FOR SALE UV
E. O. HALL ii .ON.
LIGHT, LIGHT, LIGHT!
Reduction in the Cost of Light!
! JOHN THOMAS WATERHOUSE
Steam ox Id.alio
TO AKRIVK BY THE BARK C03IET,
AND ALS'J BY THE
Syren, IVom Boston,
THE BEST QUAXjITTT
Warranted kNot Explosive,"
No Belter Article in the Market!
Sixty Cents per Gallon!
I) i: T V 1 A I D ,
By the Single Case in the Original Package
TWO TIXS, OF riVE GALLONS EACH.
ALSO, A COUD SUPPLY OF
CARD ftlATCHES !
On the Way Out.
JOHN THOMAS WATERHOUSE.
Honolulu, February 1, 1S70.
r-MIK UXUEUSIOXEI). ASSIGXEKS OP
m. the Estate of V. BKKNAH.U, Bankrupt, hereby give oo
tice to all owing tbe said Estate to settle Immediately.
8. H. DOLE,
TUEO. C. HEUCK,
713 3t Assignees.
F. A. SCIIAEFEI1 & Co.
SHORTLY TO ARRIVE!
Hawaiian Bark Ka Moi,"
A GENERAL ASSORTMENT
EXPRESSLY AXD C.iREFlLLY
Selected for this Market
BLACK SILK UMBRELLAS,
While, Dluc & Red Woolen Blaukets,
French CalfSkiua, French Kid G lores,
Dundee Hemp Canvas & Sail Twine,
Gilt Frame Mirrors
A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
Linseed Oil, Fence Wire,
Window Glass, Epsom Salts,
Jamaica Pomatum and Philoconie,
Sardines, in & tins
Assorted Fruit Jams and Jellies,
FBESCII PRICES, LX CLASS JABS,
Opbalonia Currants, in 101b Una,
Canary and Rape Seed, in demijohns
HERB AND WINE VINEGAR,
Deetjen's Pale Ale,
Muller's Lager Beer,
Holland Gin, Bell brand,
Old Sherry and Port Wine,
GENUINE HOCK WINE8,aass.
SUPERIOR FREXCII CLARET,
ALCOHOL, IN 5 GALL. DE3JIJ011NS,
Fall Proof, 96 per eenL
717 ., Ac. . 2
TPxxll. TileotloJi llcttirnst
I5j the Kate Lee, winch arrived yesterday l'roni
Ililo, we received the result of tlie election
in tliat district and Puna. In llilo, there were
i 700 votes cast, as follows :
i II. R. Hitchcock (elected) receivc-J 41S votes.
i Dauiela li. Wahine (electetl) received 327 "
S. Kipi 3)4
; Cj. V . Akao -
Wni- 1. lUgsdule "
II. U. Nalimu 7
Scattering.. H "
Jlr. Hitchcock represented the district last
Eestion, and proved himself one of the best and
most diligent niembera in the house. Daniela is a
new mau in this 6errice, having never before ap
peared aa representative.
In Puna, Mr. Kurnahoa is elected by the fol
lowing vote, lie represented the district in 1BC8,
and was noted for las erratic course on all iui-
I portant questions, Biding generally with the
j Ministers :
J. W. Kurnahoa (elected) received 77 votes.
J. Nawabie 55 "
J. Kalaeone 20 "
On Molokai, the follo.vinj; returns are received :
j li. w. Kaiue (elected) receiveu 107 votes.
J. Kaluapilutole (elected) received 113
! Iloht. Newton Ill "
iC. Kalu 108 "
John M. Kapena C7 "
Mr. Newton claims that one of the successful
candidates was elected by bribery, and intends to
contest the election.
Iu liana, on Maui, the result was as follows :
Asa IIopu (elected) received 1C3 votes.
M. Kahanauui 110 "
Mr. IIopu represented the district in 1S08, and
was noted for his independence and eloquence.
The result in Makuwao, Maui, showed an al-
most unanimous vote for the successful candidate :
M, K'...5!. fiWtP.n roivM 172 vtL
J. W. Kkumea
. . -
This jrives the
lull list of representatives,
j twenty-eight in number, as follows :
II H. Boyd,
S. P. Kahuna,
S. M. Naukaua.
S. M. Kamakau.
C. H. Judd.
J. L. Naili.
D. Kahaulelio, W. Hoapili,
D. W. Kaiue.
C J. Lyons.
JAi'. Kurnahoa, G. W. Pilipo.
W. T. Martin.
O. XV. V. H.tlemanu.
II. It. Hitchcock.
Daniela li. Wahine,
D. Kuukaha, Wm. II. Rice. S. K. Kuapuu.
In vlasitying the members, we place as "doubt-
lul those who on some ministerial measures
ii 4 i .i i n.
win support tno iiuiuinisiraLiuu, muuiiii on umei
. , ., , t
questions they may not side with Ministers.
,? , , J . , i l ii
'Ihose set down as "independent will, we
trust, prove themselves worthy of being called i
ko, as they did during the last session, (at least,
those who were then members.) The list shows
that the independent pirty is yearly gaining
strength, and that parties are being more clearly
defined, which is one of the most hopeful 6igns
of jtolitical progress that can be desired.
NOTES OF THE WEEK.
EsCArE from the Prison. One of the " sensa
tions " of the past week was the escapade of Jacob
Wilkerson, commonly known by his self-assumed
nimi nf Tlii Kinc ll:irler" lie was confined in
the Oahu Trison, awaiting trial at the next term of
the Circuit Court of Maui, on a charge of assaulting
hi3 wife with a deadly weapon. He disappeared from
the prison on Saturday morning last, quite mysteri-
ously, between o ana b o cioct, alter tne gang 01
prisoners detailed for work had gone out. It is sup
posed by those who are familiar with the routine of
the prison, that he may have seized an opportunity
when the attention of the sentry was momentarily
withdrawn, and got over the rear wall of the prison.
The Marshal promflly offered a reward of $'50 for
his arrest, and caused the two outward bound vessels
which sailed that day for San Francisco to be most
thoroughly searched, but without finding any clue to
the runaway. Meantime the rumor prevailed and
was very generally believed outside of the police,
that he had got away on board the John Hancock,
one of the vessels above mentioned. But on Thurs
day, a native brought to the Station House, a loaded
double-barreled gun, ammunition, a blanket, matches,
a box of sardines, a loaf of bread and a felt hat
the last looking marvellously like one the missing
man had been knowu to wear which he bad found
near the head of Pauoa Valley. He stated further
that on Sunday afternoon he had seen a foreigner,
j the description answering to that of W. on the hills
1 mauka of Pauoa. It is possible that the articles
found may have been deposited there for his use by
some of his friends. If he is really skulking about
among the hills, he must eventually be caught, or
perish from hunger aud exposure, and it is consum
mate folly for him or his friends to expect that he can
Hawaiian Hutahclas. It is a standing shame to
our civilization taat these disgusting exhibitions are
j so openly tolerated. However much new comers and
i those ignorant of Hie language may allow themselves
to be deceived as to the harmless nature of exhibitions
like that of last Saturday near the Foundry, old resi
dents know full well the demoralizing effect on the
young of both sexes. Though the lascivious dance
was omitted, there were lascivious allusions enough
iu some of the songs, and bad whisky and worse
brandy could be had in abundance. When we say
that it was a place where no good woman could be
present five minutes without blushing, we have de
scribed the affair sufficiently to the curiosity of our
readers. Let us ask, just here will not the coming
Legislature repeal the obnoxious law, which places
hulahulas in the category of licensed public shows?
Jcstice. Last Tuesday, a Chinaman, who was in
the employ of Mr. Wood, on Nuuanu plantation, was
brought before the Police Court, on a charge of sell
ing spirits to a native. It appears that either this
mn or his associates, (his countrymen,) have been
suspected for a year or two past of this practice of sell
ing spirits of their own manufacture concocted from
rice to natives, but only in this instance has the fact
been fixed upon the party. .The case was clearly prov
ed, the bottle of liquor, for which the native paid fifty
cents was found on chemical analysis to be thirty
per cent of alcohol, and the Chinaman was sentenced
to pay a fine of five hundred dollars. Aa a matter of
course, that amount was far beyond his reach, and
he went to prison, to work it out. at twenty-five cents
a day, the legal rate .
Octsidk. A letter from the racy pen of our New
York Correspondent will be found on the first page.
All who have read Oldtown Folks will be interested
in perusing the key to the various characters in that
book, which is given on the fourth page.
t- The clipper S. G. Reed and the bark Comet
are momentarily expected, with dates to Feb. 12 to 19.
They have probably been delayed by variable winds
prevalent at this season. The steamer Idaho will be
due on Wednesday next, at 12 m.
Our informant who reported that the schooner
Annt had two whales, as stated last week, was a lit
tle too fast. At the latest date from Lahaina, she had
but one whale, though we hope to hear to-day of her
Having risen morp. j
Mikder i. Piwa, Hawaii I5y the favor of the
Marshal, we have been permitted to peruse a letter
from Sheriff Coney of Hilo, received by the Kale Lee
yesterday morning, confirming a previous rumor that
a murder had been committed in Puna, and giving the
particulars so far as they are known. The tragedy
occurred at a place called Kamoamoa, about 45 or 50
miles from Hilo, on the road to the volcano. An old
man named Kailihune, lived there with his son, Ka
ilihunc 2d and two daughters. On Sunday, February
Cth, the father went to look after a flock of goats, and
on his return observed the smoke of a fire rising near
his house. Hastening up, he found his daughter,
Kailipoui, lying dead before the door, and a fire burn
ing on her. The body was very badly burned. Sheriff
Coney, a3 soon as he was apprised of the affair, rode
with all expedition to the place, and held an exami
nation of the body by a coroner's inquest. The jury
returned a verdict to the eflect that " the woman
Kailiponi came to her death by a blow on the skull
from a stone in the hands of an iusane man named
Kailihune, on the Cth day of February, 1870." Dr.
Wetmore and Judge Hitchcock arrived on the spot,
and the Doctor gave as his opinion that the death had
resulted from a blow on the head with a stone. Ka
dihune was examined iu Hilo, on the 14th ult.,
before Judge Hitchcock, and was ordered to be con
veyed to the Insane Asylum at Honolulu. At the
examination it was testified that shortly before the
murder was discovered, he came to the house of a
neighbor, and said he had " killed the old mother
sow, because she had been into his food patch, and
that he had roasted her." He then stripped off his
clothes, and sat down, continually mutteriugto him
self. The unfortunate man, (who is about thirty
years of age, and undoubtedly a confirmed lunatic)
arrived here yesterday moruiug in charge of police
ofiicers from Hilo, and was taken to the Asylum at
Kapalama. The father stated on oath that his son
had been crazy for some mouths past.
The Season ok Lent. The traditional fast of
i forty days, observed by the lloman Catholic Church,
j commenced on Wednesday last, known on the Calen-
Iar as Ash-Wednesday. The name arose from the
i cust0,u of I"ning ashes on that day on the heads
! of admitted to penance. In this city.
i an enthusiastic sou of mother church, and also of
the Emerald Isle, remembering with afiectiou the
; observance of the holy day in the land of his birth,
1 by the prohibition of meat, weut the rounds of all
: the many good restaurants of our city in a vain
j endeavor to get a dinner of fish. There were roasts,
boils, stews, that were exceedingly tempting, but
i they were proscribed to a good Catholic. At last.
entering a favorife boarding house not a hundred
miles from the Post-office, aud addressing the estim
able lady who presides, our hungry Irishman said
44 Madam. I have searched Honolulu for a dinner of
fish, but without finding any have you got any ? "
The lady replied, quite seriously " Yes, I have fish,
but I am sorry to say I've got no poi: " apparently
thinking that fish was of no use without its attend
autjK'gctable. VThk Uell Towek. This structure is at length
rapidly approaching a completion, and bids fair to
be an ornament to our city, and a credit to Mr.
llentou, the builder and architect. It is as strong
apparently as wood and iron can make it. The
bell will probably be hoisted into its place during
the comincr week, and thereafter a watch-man will
: he constantly stationed in the tower. At that
i elevation, the position of any fire iu Honolulu or
. . ' ., . J .. ,,,.,
I its environs, for miles in every direction, can be at
i,,.,,. In tu fir...n l.v tans of
tbe bell. From the base to the truck of the flag
staff is a height of one hundred and eight feet
taller a pood deal than any other structure in the
city. We wait with interest to hear again about
the town clock, which it was stated government
L-Ciitcus To-night. By posted hand-bills it will be
seen that Lee & Ryland's " Great Eastern " opens
to-night with unusual attractions. In addition to
several more new acts never before presented here by
the Lee Troupe, there will be two clowns, one a well
known amateur resident, famed for his natural face
tious talent, and the other Mr. Nelson. The closing
j exhibition of the evening will be a Velocipede Race
between a number of our Honolulu youngsters, who
have acquired more or less skill in riding this new
fashioned engine of locomotion. The prize offered to
Tim rQ T t 1 1 KT 1SI 1L 11111111 1111 1 1 V I'lli'ntVH 1 Jl III 1
the " Star Rider," is a beautifully engraved and
massive silver star on a red, white and blue rosette,
which can be seen in the front window of Whitney's
Book Store. We anticipate a full and fashionable
A Gkkman Vtx'AiiiXART. A friend of ours, who
is trying, under difficulties, to learn German, was
recently presented with a vocabulary. He went to
work studying hard, until, one morning when he
felt rather blue, in consequence of an over-dose of
lager the previous night some German friend had
told him that he could not attain the accent with
out nsins: lager he came upon the words, " the
grave," which in the language he was investigat
ing, read "Das grab." In the next line, "the
tomb " was interpreted into German as Das
Grab'mal." Our friend, horror-stricken, has aban
doned the study of German.
A Sailor's Hcmor. One of the seamen of the
Donau, on liberty the other day, essayed to make
an excursion on a horse which he had hired for the
occasion. But tbe tar did not get along well in
shore navigation, for the animal could not be made
to go, and persistently lay to." The sailor, how
ever, was bound to have his trip, and proceeded to
put up a jury mast, which be secured to the saddle
by various lashings, and thereupon setting a sail
he, strange to say, proceeded triumphantly on bis
course, highly to the amusement of the lookers on at
this new idea begotten of a bailor's humor.
The Ka.veohe Election Case. The Gazette pub
lishes a communication from the manager of the Ka
neohe Plantation, denying in the most positive man
ner that there has been any employee discharged there
as charged by us, for voting and acting as a luna for
Mr. Cummings. We had our information from an
eyewitness who declares that be was present and saw
the young man discharged by Mr. F. H. Harris, and
that two days after, he was reinstated. Our informant
is an intelligent native, and when we stated to him
that the Gazette contained a denial of our assertions,
he repeated that he was present and saw the whole pro
ceedings, and is willing to testify to its truth, if
The Bennett's Own ' poetry machine " has been
again at work grinding out rhymes, and this time
apparently for the special delectatiou of ourselves.
The style imitated is that of Byron's Don Juan, and
though occasionally somewhat strained, shows a good
deal of the veritable village" pote," such as flourish
and warble their dulcet strains in country hebdoma
dal. The " pote " kindly admonishes us to stick to
prose. Perhaps it would be safe for him to take his
own advice. We have no more idea of attempting
his peculiar line of " poetry run mad," than we have
of bestriding a velocipede.
Something New. In looking over the official
notice from the Interior Office in the last Gazette of
licenses expiring in March, 1870, we find that on
the 6th that is, to-morrow the license of Engine
Company No. 2, for a public show, will expire. We
always knew that Twos were a jolly set of boys, and
fond of harmless sport, but this is the first intimation
we have had that they were actually in the " show
business." But it is in the official organ, and of
course must be true.
Annual Review. We shall devote a considerable
space of oar next issue to our annual review of the
commerce and agriculture of these islands, prepared
expressly for the steamer's mail, which will leave on
the leth inst.
Masonic. The regular monthly meeting of Ha
waiian Lodge No. 21, F. & A. M., will be held at
their rooms, Makee's building, on Monday evening
next, at 7 o'clock.
Those interested in real estate should take no
tice of the sale to-day of about one and a half acres of
taro land, located near the public road in Palama.
Si ritEME Court. On Saturday last, a tH:titiou for
a writ of Habeas Corpus was presented to Mr. Jus
tice Hart well, in behalf of Batches and five other",
natives of Singapore, by Mr. Stanley, setting forth
that they were in the Marshal's custody by Virtue of
the following Consular requests :
HoNOLt lit. Feb. 25, 1870.
Sir : I have to request that you will cuuae to W aireliuntl
eil and delivered to the master of the Ann Porttr, Batehon
and two aeauien named Ahmat, native of Singaore, who have
deserted from the above vessel, they having heeu al'Stut with
out leave l ir tnro days.
I am. Sir, your uiost obedient servant,
Signed, Jamem II. Woceiioixe,
II. M.'s Couiiu'r and Uouxul-Cicuerat.
W. C. Tar KB, ni..
Marshal of the Hawaiian Islam!.
li. B. M 's Conm-late-Oeheral, ?
Honolulu Feb. SW, 1S70.
W. C. Parke, Esq., Sin PUuse arret the f llowinj men,
alio have deserted from the Dritiidl bruf Anne J'orttr: Mov
ant, Lascar ; Sod in, do., SSemin, do . Maniok, do., ami detain
them until the. vix 1 in ready to sail.
I am, Sir, your ouedleul servant,
JAMEN II. WoDEIIOfKE,
II. B. M.'s Commissioner and Coiisul-tienoral.
Signed, Per W. L. 5bf.en.
The petition avers that the petitioners are not legal
ly attached to the Jtnne Porter, and do not owe
service thereon, as by the shipping articles, when
j produced, will appear. The writ issued returnable
at noon on Monday, with directions that the British
Consul be notified thereof. The Marshal's return
showed the arrest, uudor our treaty stipulations, made
at the request of the Consul as alleged. The Marshal
also informed the court that the Consul desired that the
case be continued until the following day. On Tuesday
st noon, to waicU hour the matter was adjourned, J.
Montgomery, Esq., appeared in behalf of the master
and owner, and stated that they desired no further
confinement of the petitioners. The Court accordingly
directed the Marshal to discharge tliein at the mas
ter's request. It is understood that the men were
shipped at Singapore for four months, to be dis
charged at Shanghae ; but the vessel being chartered
at Strong's Island, to convey to this port, the mis
sionaries aud their families, wrecked from the
Jllorning Star, it seems that the original term of
contract had expired, but no question concerning the
shipping articles arose in Court, in consequence of
the withdrawal of the case. Gaz.
Home Manufacti re. We were shown yesterdny,
at the ware rooms of C. 11 Williams, a beautiful
guitar made entirely of Hawaiian wood, by Mr.
Coleman, who has amused himself during his leisure
hours, for the past few mouths, in making this in
strument to test not only his own mechanical ingenu
ity, but the adaptability of our native woods for the
manufacture of musical instruments. In both re
spects Mr. C. has succeeded, no doubt, beyond his
own expectation, as he has made an instrument out
of native wood which is not only beautiful to look at,
but pronounced, by those who know, to be of very
fine tone. Eight different kinds of wood have been
used in the manufacture of this instrument, all of
which has been well seasoned, and a part of it has
been known to have stood over 21) years 111 a bouse,
recently ta Ken down, rersons passing tne corner 11
,1 . ir . , . . .,, - e i 1 i
l ortand Hotel streets, will, for a few days, be able
to see the guitar in questiou, in the suow window iT
Mr. Cleghorn, at that place. Gaz.
A Yankee Ghmw. Many of our readers will
recollect the absconding of a noted lumber mer
chant from San Francisco fifteen years ago, who
had become embarrassed iu business ' Honest
Harry Jfeiggs," as he was familiarly called. He
went to Valparaiso, engaged in biisineiw, and en
tered into contracts wilh the Chilean Government
for the construction of railroad, all which jobs
were satisfactorily completed. By a late Panama
paper we observe that he has recently entered into
contracts with the Peruvian Government to build
two railroads of over one thousand iniloR one of
them over the Andes the two contracts amount
ing to fifty-seven millions of dollars I A pretty
heavy job for one man to undertake.
The age or the Horse. We overheard a discus
sion the other day between several gentlemen who
have resided a number of years in the islands, as to
the average age to which the horse arrives here.
The opinions were very conflicting, but on the whole,
we came to the conclusion that the old California
breed, brought here first by Vancouver from Mon
terey, were considered the hardiest, and capable of
being of service, under fair treatment as saddle
animals, between twenty and thirty years. Perhaps
some of our correspondents can give some light on
VflToN Fence and Fountain at the Court IIolsk.
We notice that work has been commenced on the
iron fence for the Court House premises, recently
imported from England by tbe Varaavay. The
basement will be of stone laid in cement, sur
mounted by the iron work. At the corner facing
Queen sfreet, will be an iron drinking fountain,
not a constantly running one like that at the Bethel
corner, but worked by touching a spring, when
tbe water issues forth, and stops when the pressure
S2P The fourth reading of the series at Buffum
Hall was delivered last evening by Rev. R. B. Snow-
den, the subject having been "The Night-side of
Life." Instead of being a gloomy picture of the
shady side of life, as its name might indicate, it was
made, by the frequ- t ' ltroduction of anecdotes and
illustrations, an exceedingly interesting and in
structive lecture Our space will allow us only to
refer to it here.
A Slight Mistake. The Gazette made a slight
mistake when it stated that a carpenter was acci
dent ly cut by a falling chisel, while at work in the
box under the stem of the Donau, last Saturday.
It appears that he was on the wharf at work on the
new rudder post which had not been put in,
when the accident occurred.
Judas Iscariot Hanged. Last Tuesday, the sea
men of the Austrian frigate Donau had no little
sport with an effigy representing Judas, hung by the
neck between the fore and mainmast. This is a cus
tom obeerved invariably in Catholic countries, on
the day before the beginning of Lent.
For the Tacific Commercial Advertiser.
The following extract is from the address of Vice
President Colfax at Baltimore, before the Ladies
Fair for the benefit of an Inebriate Asylum :
" It is the large-hearted, the social man. who can
not resist the temptation of a social glass ; the genial
manhe generous man. whom the tempter finds its
victims. It assails all classes alike ; you can find it
crouching at tbe hearth stones of the poor ; and it
casts its gloomy shadow over the marble mantles of
the rich. I tell you, my friends, there is only one
way in which you can resist the temptation. There
is only one talisman, and that is, touch not, taste
not, handle not the unclean thintr. In the early
vears of my manhood, when I saw a young friend
who had been traveling the same pathway with my
self. when I stood by his bedside and saw his soul
leave his body, calling upon God to damn his soul,
in his delirium, I, for one, resolved that I would
turn my back upon it henceforth and forever. Ap
plause. It is tbe true pathway in private lite, in
public life, in social life, and in individual life."
Would that all our large-hearted and social young
men would resolve, like Colfax, to tarn the back
upon tne nnciean tning nencetortn ana forever!
And oh that refined and Christian ladies would re
solve never to lend themselves, as tbe devil's agents,
in placing this temptation before large-hearted and
genial young men ! Many a lady has thus, unwit
tingly, laid a stumbling block in the way of a worthy
young man, and he has stumbled over it into a
drunkardjs grave. It is high time that the abomin
able practice of presenting wine, or anything that
intoxicates, to a friend, and urging to drink, should
come to an end. Aliquis.
An Immense Boa Constrictor. Tbe barque Zln-
gerrella, Capt. Shaw, has arrived at Boston from
Bissau, on tbe west coast of Africa. She brought
five boa constrictors and four large dog-faced mon
keys. The largest of tbe serpents is 28 feet, is of
immense girlb. and weighs nine hundred and odd
pounds. On its at rival it bad not eaten for six
weeks. Its last meal bad consisted of twelve small
cats and a good-sized dog w hich it dinposed of in
tne course of a night. On Saturday nicrht. showincr
signs of hunger, a live cat was given to it, which
it speedily crushed and swallowed. A second live
cat still remains in the cage. The wretched animal
evinces extreme terror at the presence of its deadly
foe. This is tbe largest serpent ever brought L
this country. It is immensely powerful, as tbe
effect of tbe climate has hardly yet lessened its
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natural vigor, auu timer -ei penis range irom ii
to 18 feet. -
The following account of Mr. Samuel Williston, of
fttstbamptoti, Maes., the first manufacture! ef but
tons, possesses interest to our readers, from tfce fact
that he adopted two of the children of the late Rev,
Wm. Richard 1 these islands, who changed thrur
names from Richards to Williston. If we remember
rightly he has children of his own. While Mr.
Williston was dragging along as a country store
keeperhis eyes having failed him while studying
for the ministry his good wife bethought tier that
she could cover by hand the wooden buttons of the
time, and thai earn an honest puny. From thin
time the couple advanced in tbeir ambition nutil
they had perfected machinery for covering but ton,
the first employed for the purpose iu America.
From this sprang an immense factory, and their
others, until Samuel Williattou made half the buttons
of the world. His factories are still running at
Easthampton, coining wealth for the proprietors, and
known to every dealer in buttons the world ovev.
He is now between seventy and eighty years if age,
is worth five or fcix million dollars, and has given
four hundred thousand dollars to EathaiupUni fur a
seminary and for churches, tno hundred thousand
dollars to South Hadhy Female Seminary, and two
hundred thousand dollars to Amhcitt College, be
sides lesser gifts.
A French chemist. Prof, lleinsch, having been re
j qUCbted by an insurance company to report upon the
best means of protecting timber agaim-t fire, experi
mented with various salts, and at lat-t came to the
conclusion that common salt answers the purKM2 as
well as anything that can be fount. Timber im
pregnated with a couccutrated Mjlutiou of rock rait
will not burst into a flame, any more than if coated
with silicate of soda. The suit is of course much
cheaper than the eilicate, besides being alio a pre
servative against dry rot and noxious inlets. lleinsch
j eiiggests that
j than fmh fy
salt water would be far more effective
or use in tire engines ; but it would be
likely to injure the machinery. May not the fact
that at most fires which occur in thin city, salt water
is used, wholly or in part, be one reason why our
fires are so quickly extinguished ? Whether it be r
or not, the fact is worthy of note in thi. connection.
As au evidence of the accuracy of scientific In
vestigation, when properly conducted, it is fctatcd
that during the celebrated French Egyptian cam
paign of 17'J8, the difference of level between these
two seas was calculated by the French engineers,
aud found to be .85 of a metre. The result obtained
in making the survey for the construction of the
Suez Canal, in l&CC, was .80 of a metre. . The accu
racy of the earlier survey is very strikingly con
firmed bv tW rlisi viiii'i,liiip rf tlirco I'csulla.
1 ,,,,. ,.n .OQ .,, , . ,
luey Uiilcr by less than l-2tli of au inch,
The venerable Rev. Albert Barnes, cf Philadelphia,
uttered a good thought in an address on New Year's
day, when he said that " the world is becoming bet
ter every year, every month, every day. In its
progress society tales Loll of all that is valuable, r
that constitutes real improvement, and will not let it
die. That which is worthless is Burn-rccded by that
which is useful ; that which is injurious and wrong
is dropped by the way ; that which goes permanently
into the good order of the world alouo is maintained ;
and Christianity never had so firm a hold on the in
telligent faith of mankind as it has now."
The Loudon Alheneum states that copies of photo
graphic pictures are now made in England by print
ing on ordinary paper with printers' ink, and that
they can be done at the rate of 12,(XH) a day. The
editor has seen some of these " mechanical photo
graphs," as they are called, and pronounces thrm
excellent. This is fcimply a step in this wonderful
art, which is being yearly improved, so that the time
may come wheu not only choice engraving, but
costly books may be printed by photograph as rapidly
as is now done by tue press.
Another step in making the same art of practical
use is noticed in a German paper which states that
the important problem of measuring distances and
constructing plans and maps by means of photo
graphy has at length been solved by a Berlin photo
grapher. He has surveyed a Prussian fortification
for the government with complete buccohk, and has
constructed a photogrammetrio instrument of such
simplicity that a workman quite unacquainted with
the art was able to draw up a ejtecial plan of a
fortress on tbe scale of 1 to 2,000 after a few short
It is cheering to observe that elevation to power
does not demoralize all in this age of selfitihucps.
The Right Hon. John Bright, who belongs to the
Society of Friends, has appeared in so many capa
cities that one is not surprised to hear of him in the
1 new roje 0f Bible-reader.
It is told by an Englit.li
contemporary that when Mr. Bright is at home in
Rochdale he goes round viaiting the tick in his
neighborhood aud reads for them the Bible. One of
the visited tells of him that " lie reads the Bible
quite nicely. Just as nicely as any minister ;
which induced some jocose cleric to remark that
" this must be true, since he was a milliliter the
greatest minister of England."
Those who think that cultivators at these islands
suffer more from the ravages of insects, than
cultivators in other countries, may be intercut el
to learn that it is estimated - by good author
ities that on an average the United States suffer an
annual loes of 300,000,000 from the depredation of
insect tribes. This estimate, though at first thought
it appear impossible, may not be so fir out of the
way, when we consider how vast is the throng of in
sects which prey upon vegetation. Locusts, grass
hoppers, Hessian flies, cut, cotton, aud army worms,
yearly make sad inroads upon the products of the
soil. And who ever can invent means and appliances
for checking their ravages will indeed prove a pullio
A French writer sums up the effects if civilization
in the Sandwich Islands, as follows : ' Heathenism
has surrendered to the soldier of Christ. Supersti
tion has been banished by the Gospel. Tbe peoplo
go to church, are married, wear paper collars, carry
colored umbrellas, and use sewing machines." The
umbrella, he claims, is the modern type of civiliza
tion, which most readers will concede to be the case.
A correspondent of the Scientific American be
lieves that the Pacific Railroad is to have an effect in
changing the meteorological character of the plains.
ana that it has already had such an eflect. His
theory is that the bands of iron furnish mcli a
means of establishing an electrical equilibrium that
the climate is rendered more equable and the rain
fall over the country is sensibly equalized. If this
be so, would it not pay to construct railroads around
the lee sides of the islands in our group, which aufler
so much from droughts ?
An Italian paper says that M. de Lesseps, after
having connected two seas, is now proposing to create
a new one. It has been suggested that the Sahara
is the bed of an old sea displaced by some natural
convulsion. This has led M. de LeHneps to send
engineers to examine the region, and their report
has satisfied bim that the Sahara at the point nearest
to the Red Sea is twenty-seven metres below the level
of that sea, and that tbe depression increases to
wards the interior. lie believes, therefore, that a
canal seventy-five miles long would suffice to flood
the Sahara from the Red Sea, and thus restore the
desert to its primeval destination. It would be rash
to assert that this project is impracticable ; but it is
not likely to be entered upon without a careful con
sideration of the influence it might have upon the
climate of neighboring regions, and especially upon
that of tbe Mediterranean and Southern Europe.
We will not venture to say precisely how the substi
tution of a great sea for a great desert would aflict
the meteorology cf large portions of both Africa and
Europe, but we doubt whether the parties interested
will decide to risk the tremendous experiment
The Misslssippians cast at late election 114,784
votes, against 120,091 in June. 1868. Gen. Alcorn
received 76,087. and Judgo Pent, D8,C97 ; Alcorn's