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HONOLULU. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3. 1S70.
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Reminiscences of San Francisco-No. 2.
tfour last article cn this subject, we g ve some
iJea of our first impressions, aal a-lrcrteJ briefly to
tie kind of business carriel on in the Ljy in those
eirly dtys. V.e will siy something of the mode
An J, first, it may not be generally known that quite
a consiJcrable tra Je cxistel between the Hawaiian
Islimls an l California. Two vessels arrive! iu Sin
F.anci from Honolulu after our advent. The
Dot Quixote, coniminJeJ by the late much respected
Conimo-Iore Jo'jn Paty, anl the brig Bolicjr, Gcr
Lim II. Nye, mister, who wad in Honolulu a year
There were vessels also trading from Call u to
t'ac coist. The naie of one, a Peruvian bark, used
to Lc a puzzle fur the non-castiliin scholar to pro
nounce. Site w is name I the Jjvin Guip izcoina,
which fur convenience was called by the illiterate
y tnts the " jolly griping schooner " albeit she was
a bar. However much they corrupted the name,
there was no difficulty in mouthing the god dinners
an I lunches that used to be dispensed on board, for
th i was a f ivorite. The CipUin wa3 an ol J Spaniard,
Ulieved in good living, and what was more, had
sow? j ire or thit Ling of fluids, " Italia," from the
1 ind of the chi'drtn cf the sun, which for a punch of
a raw f.ggy night on that coast, was considered truly
rov.il. and alwave left in the imbiber's rum J an earn
est desire to renew assurances with the "old Hi
dalgo." For the information of our readers, we will
eiythat the n:inie of this vessel, was derived from
Guipuzcoa,"a province in Spain, and means a
young ltss tf tint country. Generally the vessels
"trad in to Peru preferred tallow to hides, whereas
the island and Lstou vessels wanted hides, and they
al wavs ex -Langel At the period of which we speak,
' we La I not seen these " Hespcridcs," and regarded
the uatics from here with greater interest, and tried
to til ttb them, and learn something about -Las
Iiias." as the Callfornians would say. We found,
somewhat to our surprise, that Lis Islis was a big
lce, only cx-ecled in importance in the eyes of
Californians by the city of Mexico, and he who had
ever visited the fjriner was about as big a traveled
gent as the man who had been in the halls of the
The mode of trading was peculiar to California. !
Kvery vessel h id a trading room, fitted up between
Jeeks, where samples of goods were displayed on
shelves, much the s ime as in a store on shore. The
priests bought largely when they came down from
their minions to the bay, and this they would do
more frequently at Sin Francisco than any other
. j-ort ou the coast, because they could come in the
ship's launch at ether places it necessitated a
horseback journey of m iny leagues from the interior.
These prelates, always being well sirrounded with
tbesity, did'ut like the shaking up to their sacred
persons. The rancheros, with their wives and
daughters, came osi board in the same way and if
you sjoke the vernicular at all, trading with the
rosy-cheeked, bright-cved senoritas was by no means
an unpleasant occupation. Some coin passed, but
not mu:h, a everything was to be paid up at the
ensuing "Mitaazis," killing season. 1 have often
thought how miny poor starving wretches, at the
great centres of the civilized world, could have h d
enough, au i to spare, cf the beef left on the pliins
fur the coyotes and other wild animals to feast on.
The c ittle were killed mainly for the hides and tallow
only a few choice pieces being kept for jerked beef;
which, iu the way a California dame would cook it,
acconipitiiel by the dish of frijoles, spiced with
chH pepper and the tortilla corn cake, was a caution
to sinners, or rather to hungry folk, to avoid after
tajli a meal au attack of apoplexy. Our mouth
waters as we write.
There wis another gjol usige of those times, that
all customers were cxpejtel to remain on board and
dine. The ladies aul priests were especial fond
of plum pu Ming, and the efforts of the ship's stew
ard were required to set forth more than one of those
svreet mountains, accompanied with plenty cf good
rich wine sauce. The ship could well a fiord it, for
these priests and rich rancheros didn't buy two or
three reals worth, and Liggle at that, but in the
course of a forenoon an order for six, eight, ten or
twelve thousand dollars wis made up, at prices that
IefiI competition at being any higher. But before
leaving the plum pudding and wine sauce arrange
ment, we recollect an amusing incident that hap
pened one day on board at dinner, when padre
ti'iijis, fiotn the m;.-s'ou i f Siu Uifael was at table.
A better old chap in gray robe never breathed
Pudding had been eervel by the Captain to the sev
eral guests, and the bowl of sauce placed in front of
the padre. He began eating it with his spoon, as if
it were soup, remarking that the calde " (soup)
was buenissimo," very excellent, and if it needed
any improvement it was only in the matter of a
" little more " Xcres." Those who understood him,
repressed a smile, and of course got no sauce to their
pudding. The steward observing the sacerdotal
fondness for wine s mce, quickly produced another
bowl, which didn't for a moment interrupt the rever
end father's repast.
creeks far inland ; in bye places all around the bay fo 7, British ship-of-war. So that that Lodge has
get aground sometimes and lay several hjurs. been in existence considerably over a quarter of a
waiting for the tide, and talk to the vaqueros on the century. It has had, like other institutions of the
b ink about your horses. To horse ! leaving launch sort, its periods of sunshine and shade, and has,
in charge of your patron or Captain, who very often ! upon its archives, names of residents of the first re
was a kanaka of these islands, as they were expert; spectability at these islands ; also, no less a perso-i-in
the bay navigation Having gut on horseback ; age than our late lamented Sovereign. It has had
with your vaquero and telaysof horses, away you its mission to perform, and if in that long period of
go at a hand gallop over the level plains, league 1 years it has relieved one pang of distress, or wiped
after league, one horse tiring, the vaquero lassos , away a single tear from the eye of the widow and pEICE Bound in Sheep,
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Words, with English signification, and
Id English-Hawaiian Vocabulary, and Chronological
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another from the troup he drives before him ; ofi orphan, we contend its mission will not have been in j
1 - . l i An l tl.on anriUr fct ;i tit ruvln Tain. Afitv tlit wopa itQ rilifor nifnirurg ViflVP bpptt !
with visions of hi les and tallow in your eyes, fear-J called ly the Grand Master to their reward within 27"" Valuable Work can be obtained in London of
ing that some other suc rcarg' might have got there ' the inner veil. Whi e speaking of the old Lodge, it Messrs. TRUBSE& ii Co., Paternoster Bow.
before von and swept the board. But there was would be invidious to pass in silence the sister Lodge, j And also in Jeu York of
one thing they coull not deprive you of, and that was "The Hawaiian," chartered by the Grand Lodge of! 3m
the sweet tones of welcome fixm lAmna itifaela's California. This has also been in existence several
rosy lips, pronounced iu those accents of Audalu- j years, and is an exceedingly flourishing branch of
sian softness, which no other language ou earth can ex-: the Order, and possesses an advantage which Le
j eel, and this idea adds as if by some animal magnetic Progrts does not in its immediate proximity to the
influence freeh ardor to the already panting steed. parent body, which we kuow is one of the most en
We remember one of these moonlight rides from ; lightened masonic organizations on the globe. Some
the mouth of the Temascal to Sonoma, over that 'ef the original framers of Hawaiian Lodge were
beiutiful plain, to visit Gener d Vallejo. And as the ! initiated iu the oil Lodge. Ship masters and others
midnight zephyr fanned our brow, we bethought ! cannot fail to pass an instructive evening in either
ourselves tf the lines of the American poet : J ' autel," as the French call it in plain English, a
T'i i:r, t i ir ftrjr barbs to guide aers thou.- tii'xm-Iii .luii, ; " work shop." There is room for both of them, and
T U Wfm.t'tKtlhi'"e lt,e tli,sh,""ni' lUlU ,0Mt' u, : the only emulation that can exist between them is as
The arrival at the ranch, the old Spanish etiquette! to wbo Cdn bcst work anJ heht agree. For the in
and chivalry, and the dark eyes of Donua II ifaela, j formation of strangers, we would say that Hawaiian
we reserve for our Lest, com'ug down by degrees to' Lodge meets in the upper story of the brick build-
Captain Sutter, the Scrameuto, and the golJ of old i"g corner of Queen and Kaahumanu streets, and
To the Efl'itof ttf the 1'acijic Comn'i-chil Advertiser :
Sib In these dtys of Christian civilization, cue
would expert thit cruelty to animals, cicu on the
Sandwich Islinds, would be considered a crime, but
a few weeks residence in the vicinity of the horse
pound in Pauoa Valley will convince even the most
incredulous that cruelty to animals is regarded by
Le Prog res on King street, opposite the residence of
Captain John Meek.
Floois at Kauai. We saw last evening a native
from Kauai, he says that floods on that island last
week have been fearful, washing away and destroy
ing property extensively. At Hauamaulu stream,
near Lihue, houses were taken out to sea, and in one
instance an old native asleep, was carried off house
some as neither a shame nor a crime. There you j aua all ue iTnS " ,me to get out ; tue surt was
can see the horses, ox, ass and mule, that often als very LeavJ anJ sounded like thunder on the
lighten the burden of cruel mm (sometimes the beacU, all the triages from Litiue to Koloa have been
greater brute,) remorselessly starved to death.
The inlividail in charge of the pouud delights
more in showing the points of the animils, commit
j?d to his care, than in cutting grass to feed them.
His chief aim seems to be to teach them to live with
out food, but unfortunately just so soon as they are
taught they die, atid so all the trouble goes for noth
ing. Would th it this was the end of it. As soon
after these unfortunates are finished, when poi
smashing and other domestic duties will permit, they
are dragged into a little hollow place and pl-istered
over with a sprinkling of earth or mul, just enough
to hide them from the view of passers by on the road,
which is ou the windward si le of the pound. After
a few showers of rain, a day's hot sun, und decay
carried away. At II aua'ei, the destruction was great,
scows were drifted away up to the base cf the hills
and deeply imbedded in the ground, one large scow
at the mill, with one hundred sugar kegs, was carried
down the river out to sea. The oldest natives do j
not recollect so destructive a flood, and yet our iu- j
formantsajs the fall of rain did not seem to be great.
The .lightening flashes were also terriffic, in some
places running along the ground like sheets of fire.
JtMiny Lind contemplates another musical trip
! t the Uuited Slates, under the management of Mr.
At a me'tirifr of the Grand Lodge of Freemasons
BLACK & AULD,
i'JUFIf tOMHfM A1J1 EliTlSEIi
BOOK AND JOB
No. 1G Merchant Street,
-Ire Acknowledged to Possess the Best Assort
ment of Book and
JOB PRINTING TYPE!
Of any Other tffive in the Sandicich Islands.
Well Adapted to the Superior Printing
A nifm trial tablet to Burlingamc has been placed
in lhegte.it lYkin Temple.
Florida has gained in population about sixty
! fairly set iu, it would drive the stoutest heirted to thousand sine;.- the census of !So"0.
the dentist to have his nose stopped up forever. ,,annv tVrn is now co AUce Cary u.ATriet
People living in that neighborhood are often forced J p 5(. anJ Cathaline l5t.ecller 7o.
to shut up all tne doors ana win lows, ana burn rags.
Daper. &c, to kill the stench. I have seen foreign j
gentlemen who have been passing the pound alight
from their horses, take off their gloves .-in 1 pull grass
from the ro id side to fee 1 these nor st irviui dumb ;
creitures Fortunately there is a stream of water j VrU. Kin- William and the Crown Prince of
.i i. .i i . .1. :.i ! Prussia were cxntdlt'd from the Order.
running inruugu lue j'uuuu, nuxu, lugtinti mm rl
catinz the minurc that falls from one another, and a ' AN itional Capital Convention, that is, a Con- H
handful of grass now and then, supports them till v. ntion whose obj'-ct is to cause the removal of the
they die or are t iken out. j capital from Washington, U in session in Cincinnati.
I hope you will not fail to give this matter public- j A. T. Stewart keeps three ban'i accounts, but
itv. as it is probably caused by tha carelessness of ! does his business mainly at the Merchants' Dank,
POSTERS OF ANY SIZE!
one or two km lk is.
where generally In; kwps three or lour millions on
A Tribune correspondent telegraphs from Tours :
The Russian emissaries have been proposing to
Ma. Elmtob : Having an odl ten-cent piece the
other day, I concluded to buy a copy of the llnciii.t n buy the French fleet, offering ceitain political in
Timet, to see what relation it bore to its great ducements iu addition to a large price, bufbave
progenitor. Wei!, after over-hauling the commercial met with no success.
items, list of passengers, &c, and trying to make ' The coinage at the Mint in San Francisco, lor
out the names (how will Capt. Hennett feel when he; the niinth of September amounted to 1,870,000,
sees " Mrs. Capt. Bunnell " as a passenger), and j of which Sl.SOJ.OU'J was in twenty dollar gold
plodding my way through editorials (you kuow I j pieces and 75.009 in half dollars,
can't read very well), and passing the sl ir ou some j TwQ iron 8teani!,i,jp8 are about being built at
of our citizens and a few bottles of soda-water at the i n . if. u, t! ,,i r..r K..i-rio..a utw.n l.ir,.Ani
concert (if it had been something stronger, perhaps
he m'ght hive been asked to iniYibe), the next
item that attracted my attention was a squib at what
he calls the great 500 bottle case of Challamel
& Co. Now if the writer had had any regard for
truth be would have given an entirely different ver
sion. The facts are, the judgment was rendered on
the 5th cf November. An appeal was taken to the
Supreme Court, and the ten diys allowed by law
elapsed and the appeal was not perfected. Conse
quently the Deputy Att'y General moved for an exe
cution, which was opposed by defendant's Attorney,
but without success, ns the Police Justice could not
go behind his former ju'lgment. Of course defend-
and Baltimore, under the auspices of the Baltimore
and Ohio Railroad Company.
Kkdickd Rates ofFake. The Union and Cen
tral Pacilic Railroad lines have reduced their
second-class rates of fare to $80 on express trains
from Chicago to San Fraucisco, and S75 lroin
Omaha to San Francisco.
Theodore Hellman, who won the $100,003 prize,
is a native of Munich, aged 25 years, and a member
ol the firm of Seligmau, Hellman & Co., of New
Orleaus, a branch of the New York and Sua Fran
cisco houses of Seligman & Co.
A call signed by about one hundred clergymen
PLAIN Oil FANCY COLORS.
anfs Attorney is trying to make up for previous ;Of '' York, principally Methodists, Presbyte
negligence, and brings the writ of certiorari "ans, Baptists and Congregationalists, has been!
which has been refused. 1 expect he (the editor of the J issued for a Convention to assemble at Syracuse j
Time) intended to decide this case, as he did a case 011 tbe 15lh of November, in hostility to nil secret
that was tried last term, aud which sorely tried the associations
risibilities of some of the jurors at that time, when
j asked by the Court one morning if they had fjrmed
inion after read ins that
I think it
As intimated above, the goods sold at high prices,
nver less than a hundred per cent, on cost. A cargo &Dy 0p
fr the California market consisted of every ossible ! wouj i
a .-tide you can think of. That now rich country
produced nothiug. except the hides and tallow. Wines gn;1- disrM.-cd tf.
and spirits were carried there, and formed a very j
considerable portion of the cargo although to the:
credit of the eld Californians, they were always a; Masonic At the regular annu.il meeting
sober people. The triests would make it a roiut of Lodge Le Piogres de P Ojeauie,".No. V24, F
A French physician. Dr. Maydieu, has revived
an old practice of administering shot as a remedy
for bilious colic. His method is to take No. 5
be very proper fur the editor of the limes to , shot, alter carefully washing them with sweet oil,
withhold comment on such cases until after they are - and give u dessei t-spoonful every half hour. He
Yours, X. claims that in five or six hours the vomiting ceases.
The L-indju Court Journal of October 8th, saj s:
Concert Bills, Blaufc Notes.
Road Notices, Bills Lading,
S.'bool Keiiorts, Pries Current,
Concert Tickets, Festival Tickets,
Steamboat Tickets, Excursion Tickets,
l)ep 8it Checks, ghii'piug Receipts,
Insurance Policies, Cei tiflcates of Deposit,
CertiBcates of Stuck, Bills of Exchange,
Tags of every style.
K-wards of Merit,
Dry Goods Tags,
-.. Lecture Tickets,
Orders of Exercises,
Bill ol Fare, Show Cards !
intemperate. Aguadieute was the only spirit 1 Jones, Jr., H .' M.:
mane in the lower part of the coast, and its fiery ! J Peterson, J. V
Quality well justified its nime. It was ils stri.ni n
i "Mrs. Lincoln, widow of the late President of the j
i I'nited States of Ameiica. arrived in Dundee on j
1 i WVilnesil:! r. on :i visit tu Mr. Smith, the Amfri(iii !
- . . ... it-M I..- vi t : .i r ii ' I
laying in more ct these articles than the country folk, ' " U-1U v" J-'l "u,,u l,cu'. ionouig (;onsi,i an(i pastl,r lo the late President.''
especially vino de champana. Yet they were not at ! members were elected officers for the ensuing year:'
intemperate. Azuad.eute was the onlv sr.irit P- C. Jones, Jr., . 31. .;(... Spencer, S. . ; 1 ;. . . J . ......
II. A P. Carter Orator ' ""ous ls auracting some attention in l ortiauu,
ta !! VJ . V. 1 a W. At,IVldll M-' . 1'ilJiV.U, J. 1 VU9UI 11 i
a . 1 rf y , .... .... M , , i'.t.. c 1.,U l :
Chim 1 1 ffl.tn . . M..VI 1. :ii A i i i 1 Ita n fr v nrp t it 11.-1 nr r.T ni(i i ; iPt-e 'Irff rwl tt '
i.... . kui Uunurea ana . y - , ; , ; b!e of producing, which is stated at 250 yards a
seventy-five yards rouud a comer. It was motIv effice at the regmar meetiug cf Lodge Le 1 'i ogres de; r. , , ... , , t,
., , .. , viuti. ii ..a iuou) . i day, or six or eight times the quantity made by the
Used by the loner class of Mexican vaqueros and Iu- V Oceame Ihis, as is ofteu the case, being naturally geut w xcllaJs
dians. lii-oad-clotbs and fine piiuts wrc in much ' f a reflective, contemplative turn of mind, set us to j
I-ecaisition, as also unbleached cottous ; arhecs of thinking a bit, and we remembered, that of all in- MoRE 0" Tukvi At six minutes past 5 on the
hardware and orocerii- m,: ti , .-. .1 . i ri ... : i , i i,, afternoon of November 1st another shock of earth-
ua. ui are auu procerus especially. There was a class stitutions of that character, Le Piogres is the oldest, ! -
nffrMvI ttliirli a.lwAv r. i n .i 1 s quake was frit at Luffalo. N. i . It was sharp but
oi gooas wuicu aiwajs paia well, aul winch neither Et enly on these islands, but in this ocean, haviug M . 1
il.o Ttwinn nnr isl inl tiw!a i 1 - , , . , -.c.n t j- i short. Doors and windows were shaken, but no
iie i ion nor lsiani vesseis coull brmg. These been foandel here in 1813, under a dispensation to !
were Mexican goods, such as the broad brhn-.ued Capt. LeTellier, from the Supreme Council of the 33d ,' d4maS1' W11S duIK'-'
Mexican hat. garnished with fancy beads, the leather orient of Paris. Many old members yet reediest that .Tbe one ulinJd P0U11J P1 lz" of Mr. James Ma
Lell buttoned breeches, open at the sides, and especi- gentleman with emotions of pleasure. He was the most son' for tm be'st oaaaged farm in Oxfordshire,
iilly the fiue woolen Mexican scrape or-poncho. ; enthusiastic lover cf the Order we ever met ih i England, has been awarded by the Judges to Mrs.
These latter brought great prices from three or four and his knowledge of the royal art would be hard to ' Mar E" Mil!inSlon.
caaces a p:ece to six or eight. - ' excel. He foun.l a few Masons here, though nobody j Dr. R .y. the late editor of the Chicago I'ott,
ee.ifju ppruitiicu, meic n tl:ew II Oelore and tl
he primitive aslilirs consisted j suggested the debate between Lincoln and Doug-
most remarkable dis-
;torv of this nvneratiou.
CM n.isstons and cattle eUtious for the receiving cf John and i'ilii-am Patv. with , . p i - i first hm.i -!.t Mr. L?nerdn into n:iiion:iI
, ' ' 'V,IV. VI LiV X Vi ( vvi w.w v.v...a. . - "
t;e returns. They often were cl'.i-td to ascend little lier's sh'n. and au officer f om Q b iv 1 the V:rys. 1 promi;ence.
'"tn "J the thips in fittmg out , of such old stand-bys" as Lliab Crimes. Stephen 1 las. which was perhaps the
derous launches to go about the bay to the differ- ' R-ynoI Is. John Meek, George Pel Iy, Von Paster. ? cussi.-.n in the political histo
Ministerial Reports, Pamphlets, Eooks!
Tax Bills, Lectures, BonJs, Briefs.
ANY KIND OF WORK IN THEIR LINE,
HOT SPECIFIED ABOVE,
Will be Satisfactorily Executed.
With ample Materials of Newest Styles,
FA5T tKESSES, AND GOOD WORKMEN,
lit seldom fail in glcina satisfaction loom- rations,
aTALlTr OF WORK, . .
R1P1D1TT OP EXECITIOX, r
CUEAPXESS OF PRICE.
NO. 16 MERCHANT STREET.
Y ov i
' J? tnoUcin church choir, said :
i 4o't amount to a 4vn." we
WWprcnc1ti -mtl-tlitf Court, of Kin- t, -
aUeiH! th. Circuit Court, ou k.? M.u "oSUSf
and rt either of tbe I.Uod. oa UW1-
v Office near the Court House. j
SEVER Al, PROPERTIES OX THESE
Isuwos for tale, apply to
ol W. U G&BEX.
Kuinart Pere 4r Fits Champagne, quarts, warranted
genuine. - v
- Just Landed, and For Sale by
8 3m II. HACKFELD & Ca. .
r jtt arei
expense to income baa, through ita entire hiaU
lowest of any.
Farther information concerning this old and r
panygiTenby I1ENRV M. WHIT
Agent for toe Cawaiia
HoDolula, October, 13S9.