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JcLOCK A. M-, AT SALES ROOM.
Will Offer a Fine Uoe of
U MERCHANDISE I
I Cocisting in part of:
Vwn, Ketch! ana .&.
L hriUa, Ticking, Coburgs.
Keachfl and Bbte Cottons.
FiXCr GOODS. Jfce.
i wr r i V f
4 Prutev, Oysters,
' ..... T- 4 T r. s
uits. Tibit rruus, i i -i",
arsfl Pear. CWanf j,
icry nnu -
SUGAR, KEROSEHE OIL!
5cO AND CIGARS!
E. P. ADAMS. Aoct'r.
t r. ASSOCIATION
m . O T a
. V- a V V . . I X f r. J
Public Headings Lccinres
l:he OtTMPIC HALL of this place. The
Ttaiment will be a Beading,
iy Kvriiin?, April Glh,
L Thirl R-sdmr to tMow once a fortnight
Ue Oih f April and the 41k (
LCI TI KM will dc aeuverea at me
iPriria t l the ii amino, ana tneir relation
jtr poiyueiaa Tribes."
B, E.'Tpt and the East."
UOai. J. . AUSTIN.
DOS. A. 8. HART WELL.
ton, Tweniy-jrive uems.
, lift for the Series, One Dollars.
t procured at Cattle A Cooke's. E. O. Hall 4
. tnT' an! T. O. Thrum', Stationers. al
arriage Hcrse, and One Light
POLK AND SHAFTS. ALSO. 1
f H.kNt?d. The above lot is nearly new,
fr, having been in wear only three months
e Light Two-wheel Brake.
Li he sold cheap, as the owner has no further
J. T. CHATTER, on the Esplanade.
tier Island Potatoes !
S OF THE CELEBRATED VIC
PvlAToEi, ex Cambria,' now landing
4 WALKER A ALLEN.
II All S!
KEW CASKS OF OREGON' HAMS,
ai.ird su prior tn anything in the market.
i tor sale by
WALKER A ALLEN.
I BHrrvIs of Ctv tce oluai
uimSis Kiver Salmon, to
JANE A. FALKINBEKG. This lot o' Salmon
' the best Packers on the Columbia River tor
u 1 will be sold at fair prices bv
WALKER A ALLEN.
. it IRON' 1-8 TO 1 CENT PER
.. . ' J be given, acorrtins; to qua ity, ,y the
UoNULLLC IKON WuRKS CO.
IV 1CMEMBKRF.D Til T OX THE I
J I tf April. A. D. 1171. W. M. WALLACE .f Ko
-f Oaho. in accordance with tc. 3, of "An Act
i tirnB in ibis Kinftdmn by secarinic the copirs
. 4iaks to the aalhors sod prapnemr of sucb
.rei on the day of tee. A. D. l44.haa de- i
-- a oAee the title of hi chart fTailaet't Pkot- I
r et Ckart and Dtrtctorif.n t
!trrenf I bare berronto s-1 to v nana ana cauva
' v. Interior D. pvrtmmt to be affixed at llooolula
. t :iv Tt April, A. 1. laTV
FERf. W. HCTCHI&1N,
Minuter oj tkt I nt trior.
jjiiTist IIcccivcI per
nO". Ajax from San Francisco.
:S CALIFORNIA STREAKY BACON'.
Case California Smoked Hams.
Cases Ca Ifurn'a Smoked Beef,
CALA. CREAM CHEESE,
- l tcifle Cod Pish. Cases California Onions,
3 lluiiiboldt Potatoes,
J lien Gate Family Extra Flour.
? Baker Extra Flour,
f assorted Crackers,
aoorlrd PreserTed Frnlts !
assorted Preserved Meats,
California Dried Apples.
CaHforria Dried Peaches,
Crr OATS. OREGON BRAN.
Zi SALE LOW AT
, H. E. Mclntyre & Bros.
le.clunf, 13 Kaahamana St.,
IN" D COUPE, BLOOD WOLF Si. CO,
y A Perkin, Galon -s, Byass,
J Tennaot, Jeffrey.
Usiies, Orange. Qjiaine, Uostetten. c, Ac
rHeof vari-ios qualities; Llqoers,
w inrs or diOVrent Drands, eparkliog and Still,
White and ked Burgundy, Madeira,
Choice and Ordinary Clarets, '
Several Brands of Champagne,
And the usual assortment of
In Glass or Wood, in Bond or Duty
ERAL DISCOUNT FOR CASH, a 29
SDN'S ART GALLERY!
;1N THE BEST MANNER.
3 OF HONOLULU & VICINITY.
nnd Koa Calabashes, Ac.,
I CORAL, SHELL8,
ilfi AS30BTMENT OF
e3e and Native Curiosities.
E. P, ADAMS. . BY C. S. BARTOW. ,
ON WEDNESDAY, - - - MAY 10th,
AT 10 O'CLOCK A. M.. AT SALES ROOM.
Will be sold :
A VARIETY OF DRY GOODS !
Barrels of Ale and Porter.
CASES OF KEROSENE,
KEGS OF BROWN SUGAR.
1 Large Elegant Walnut Wardrobe,
Koa Bedsteads, Iron Bedstead,
aXD OTHER FURNITURE.
C. S. BARTOW. Auctioneer.
The undersigned will offer for sale at Public Auction, by
cruer of me Atsiux EES of the ESTATE of C. .
SPENCER if CO.,
At his Salesroom in the City of Honolulu,
On SATURDAY, May 13th, 1871.
AT 12 O'CLOCK M.,
All the right, title, and interest of CIIAS. X. SPENCER in
aoJ to all of that
Certain Piece or Parcel of Land !
Laupahoehoe Gulch. District of Hilo,
Island oT Hawaii,
Conveyed tn Chas. N. Spencer by Cbas. C. Harris, by deed
da:el July 20th, l&63,and bouuded and described as follows t
Cofnmrncmj? at the malcai north eat corner of Kahawai
Lot and rannifg along his lot Smith 41 . West 8. 40-100
chains to the School Home Lot , thence along said lot Sooth
3"i . East 6, 7S-100 chains to the North corner of Paapu'a
Lot ; thence North 85 , Esst 8, 00-100 chains ; thenc North
314 , West 6.6-100 chains tn commencement. Containing
4. 1-3 Acres, more or less."
Together with all and siagnlar the BULDIGS
TIXEBEOX SITI ATED.
C. S. BARTOW. Auctioneer.
Coolie's Cane Knives,
Double Barrel Shot Guns, Pistols,
Target Sharp Shooters,
Silver Plated Harnesses !
Linen Horse Covers and Shetts,
Spurs and Bitts, etc.. etc.
Pilot and Ravy Bread !
JTIOR. SALE BT
WALKER k ALLEN
in barrels and half barrels,
For sale by
WALK.EK & ALLEN'.
VEW TORK IXDEPEVDEXT.PERiX-
ni;m. 4 OO.
The Christian Unioo. per annum,..,
The Chicago Advance, per an.iutn......
New York observer, per annum.......
New Tork KvanireliM, jer annum
Boston Congreitatio alist. per annum...
77te above rates include Postage.
al5 2m Aiplyto H. M. WHITNEY.
A SMALL LOT OF THE REAL,
First Quality, and in Perfect Order !
RECEIVED PER COMET, and J. A. FALKINBURG,
And For Sale by
BOLLES k CO.
THEO, H- DAVIES
OFFERS FOR SALE THE
CARGO OF THIS VESSEL
-A. Iu.11 Assortment
General Merchandise !
nE PRI.TS, Aciv Styles ;
YYTI11TE COTTONS. BROWN' COTTONS.
' Denuns, Brown an l W Lite Linen Drill. Coatings,
lietc m-d Handkerchiefs, burlaps.
Sugar Baits assorted sises,
Fine and Common W , Shirts, Tweed Suits. Trowtert,
Invernes Cats. Hilot Jcem.
Alapaca 8cs, Bhinkets, Flaun-ls, Carpets,
Bugs, Latir,g, Poncho,
Lambs' Wool Shirts and Drawers,
While Cotton Shirts, Linen Shirts,
Plain and Fancy Shawls,
Men' Straw, T-lt. Silk ani Linen Huts.
La.lies Ht, in lrKe ranety. si k Cmlr-llas,
Laces, tmbroiderirt. Jackets, hilars, Sleeva, etc.
Wreath of Flowers and Head Dresses.
Counterpane, Toilet Quilts, Shirtings, Tweeds.
AX INVOICE OF
VERY SUPERIOR HABERDASHERY,
Fine White Siirts, Collars, Tlalf nose,
L'nder Vesta, Drawers,
Handkerchief.., Gloves, etc.
j Looking Glasses, Office Chairs,
Cosnell's and Rimmel's Choice
BASS' AND ISD, COOPE A CO.'S ALE,
DEVENISH'S CELEBRATED CHAMPAGNE
J, T. Morton's and Jlockin, Wilson tfc Co.'.e
Prime I lams & Cheese !
Newham's Condensed Milk.
VERY SUPERIOR HUNTING SADDLES !
New Zealand and Medium Saddles.
I ELEGANT PARK PHAETON,
For one or two ponies.
1 New Croydon Phaeton.
3 Dinner Services,
Flower Pots and Stand. Fancj Jug, etc.
Glass nd Earthenware,
Nappies, Garden Tiles,
Floor Cloth, Office Stationery.
RANSOM ES, SIMS Jt CO.'S
Plonghs. Rollers and Lawn Mowers,
1 STAR HAYMAKER,
A TBI S II TCBSER.
Fire Bricks, Blacksmith's Coal,
Plate Iron, Hoop Iron, Pi? Iron, Iron Safes,
Garden Seats, lilt and Umbrella Stand.
Hoofing apd Sheathing Felt.
BUN, BRANDY, GIN, PORT, SHERRY, C.
20 McONIE'S COOLERS !
-A. Card, for tlio Iulllo.
To the EdUor of the Pacific Commercial Advertiser :
Pi a : Will you oblge tue by firing a upace in your columns
for the following :
In your issue of April 22nd, under the head of - Sharp Prac
tice " appears an item respecting the shipment of a Tahiiian
seaman, and his losing a twenty dollar gold piece out ol his
advance, taken Tjy a native runner, who was arrested and
taken to the station house to be searched. I do not Winn any
conceal m-nt about the affair, and I therefore in my own name
state the facta. I went after the seaman to Kapalama where
he was taving and brcught him to town to hhp. I took him
to the office for the shipment of native seaman, aud leaving h Un
there, when I eame back 1 found that be had been shipped bv
one Mr. Hart, to go in a whaler. The seaman bad itoneon"
with his advance of $50.00, I went an l fr-und him at the
market, and asked him to pay me one dollar for my trouble in
going after him as it wss through that be ol the monev. He
put bis bani in hi pocket and gave me the do I ir, looking t
it as he did so. Within five minutes after I left him, h- fol
lowed me, and being persuaded, he took me to the nation
house. Alter examination and questioning, nothing was
found, except the dollar that the seaman bad paid me.
I was released and the party mho ordered mv arm I had
to pay one dollar for fale information. Being careful of
my gooa name and my business, which will be injured by the
publication in vour naner htfore ment oned. I hn itM-i.m
that I did not take a gold piece from that man. During the
long time that I have been in business. I have never dishon
estly taken one dollar. Let the public judge, but I am Cunfl
dent in mv own innocence. J PoHlxa
Honolulu, May 3, 1871.
frit nrit. The undersigned hrrebv declare thst during the
many years that we have known of j. Pohina In the shipping
bu.ines. we have never known him to be ruilty of any act like
that men'ioned in the ADvraTlE of April 22nd, 1871, and
we recommend the public not to believe any such charge
against him. t. Kekoowh.
-2S Brig Crown,
Will have Immediate Dispatch for the above Port.
Neither the Captain nrr the Undersigned A genu of above j
vessel will be responsible for anv debts enntraetori h
I For freight or passage apply to
rc?6 H. I1ACKFELP k CO.
FOR LEVUKA, FIJIS
THE FINE NEW SCHOONER
Will have Immediate Dispatch for the above Port,
If sufficient inducement offers.
For Freight or Passage, apply to
WALKER tt ALLEN.
If :ivr;iii:aii Paclcct IAiv
The Fine American Three-Masted Schooner
.A.. IP. Jordan,
Will have Dispatch for the above Port.
For freight or passage, apply to
a22 WALKER & ALLKN, Agents.
THE AMERICAN BARKENTINE
l Jane V. Fallvinburg,
Having part of her Cargo engaged, xcill have Dis-
patch for the above port.
For Freight or Passage, having Superior Accommodations fot
Cabin Pansengers, apply to
22 CASTLE k C00KK, Agent.
FOR SA1V FRAIYCISCO.
THE NE.W Al HAWAIIAN BARK
DENNL50N HEMPSTEAD, Master.
Will Load wit'i Dispatch for the above port.
For freight or passage, apply to
a22 3t C. BREWER & CO., Agents.
iUSTRALIA MAIUTE13ISIIIP IIJE
THE SPLENDID AMERICAN STEAMSHIP
Due here from San Francisco on the 13ih of May,
THE PORT OF HONOLULU, ON HAY 14,
Auckland. 'ew Zealand.
And Sydaer. Xr Saalb Wales
AND WILL RKTCRN VIA THE SAME PORTS.
Freight and Passenger will be taken to all the above named
Will Connect with Strainers for .ew Zealand Ports
For Freight or Passage, apply to
a22 U. II ACKFELD k Co..
SCEIOOXEEl FOR SALE.
THE FIXE NEW SCHOONER
Built at Victoria, V. I., coppered and copper fastened, is a fair
sailer and a good carrier.
Is 43 Tons, and will make a First Bate Coaster.
For particular apply to
on board, or to
WALKfcK A ALLEN.
& CO'S LINE.
SJE A SOJV 1871 !
FOR NEWJ3EDF0RD !
O I L A rj P B O N E !
THE A 1 CLIPPER SHIP
Aoto in Port, tcill Load with Dispatch for Xeu
Shippers of Oil, Bone, Wool, and other merchandise,
Will find this a desirable opportunity.
Cash Advance an Slsipmenla.
d21 8m C. BREWER k Co-agent.
REGULAR PACKET FOR LAMINA.'
THE SCHR. NETTIE MEREILL,
E. D. CRANE, Master.
Will Ban Rejnlarly between This Tort and Lahaina,
Oonoluln every Monday and Lahaina every Thnrsda j.
H. HACKFELD k Co., Agent.
M ELLIS II. Mr-it.
Will ran as a Regular Packet to the above port. For Freight
or Paage apply to
Pl2 8m WALKER k ALLEN, Aeent.
Regular Packet for Danalei, Kauai,
THE CLIPPER SCHOONER
Win Sail as a Regular Packet as above.
For freight or passage apply to
" 3m WALKER k ALLEN.
FURNISHED HOUSE TO LET.
fOR FOUR OR ssvc rortif
' I. for farther trtitlUr. innnn nf
FOR SALE THE COTTAGE OX THE
Beach Walkikl, formerly occupied ly Mis Mout-
W. L. GREEK.
FCRNISHEDCOTTAOETO LET AT
WAIKIK.L The Couage recently occupied by W. U
Ureea. a the Rearh W.lklL-i D-nt tin n.J nnnth
or by he year at $35 per month.
"a Apply ro W. L. GREEN.
THE PACIFIC .
SATURDAY, M.4Y 6.
Phases op the Moon fob tub Mosth of Afbil, 1871
Hokolclc Mea Time.
April 5th Full Moon 3 & am
11th Last Quarter 7 20 rs
19th New Moon.., 8 32 AM
28th First Quarter 1 Id pm
TIME OP SC2I BISINO A5D SETTIKO.
1st Bun Rises 6 54 am ; un Sets 6 10 pm
8th Sun Rises. ...5 51 am ; Sua Sets 8 13 p
15th Hun Rises. ...5 44 am ; Sun Pets 6 16 pm
22d Sun Rise 5 39 am; SunSvls... 0 18 pm
2ftlh Sun Rise. ...5 33 am ; Sun 8ls 6 21pm
Capt. Daxiel Smith.
NOTES OF THE WEEK.
The Steamship Nebraska will be due from San
Francisco with the inaiU. on Saturday nexL
The Next Mail for the East will be dispatched
by the Queen Emma, to sail ia all next week.
Salutes. The Russian war ship exchanged
salutes with the Zealous yesterday, before entering
the port, and with the shore battery after coming
to anchor. .
Corros from Fiji. A Tery fine specimen of sea
island cotton has been laid on oar table, from the
plantation of Messrs. Ryder Bros.,' of Lomaloma,
Net Receipts We learn that the receipts of the
performance by the Officers Amateur Club of H. B.
M. S.S Zealous, for the benefit of French and Ger
man widows and orphans, amounted to the sum of
Indisposed? We have heard the fact commented
on tnat none f H. M.'s Cabinet attended Her Majesty
me yueen to the entertainment by the officers of the
Zealous, in fact no government officials were there,
not even those attached to the press. As Artemus
Ward would enquire Why is this thusly?
The Kilacka is hove down, and having a new
keel put in. The new stick is of Northwest pine,
whereas it ought to have been of some hard wood
koa, for instance. And the stjle of putting it in, is
not exactly what it should be. The desireableness of
having the work done without delay is no doubt
considered a reason for doing it is it is being done.
Anaana Again. Yesterday morning, the man in
charge of the reservoir and water supply in the val
ley discovered a pnper package of ashes, placed in
the run just where the water enters the pipes, held
in position by a stone. The natives sny th it this is
a bit of sorcery, anaana, a spell which is attempted
to be put upon some one, whom it is desireable to
" pray to death."
Wanted to Come Back. Tbe C. J. Ward, which
arrived yesterday from t!u Guano Islands, brought
one passenger, a Chincman. who was cook for tbe
superintendant. Just before the schooner failed,
tbe Chinaman deliberately chopped off two of hia
fingers with a hatchet, in order that he might be
brought to Honolulu. A queer dodge, and one
might think too much pork for a shilling.'' No
other news by the Ward.
A Successful Operation. One day last week.
Dr. Dudley, the occulist, performed an operation for
cataract, at the Queen's Hospital, on a young man
named Robinson, who has been totally blind for six
years. The operation was performed in the presence
of Dr. Hillebrand, and has resulted in a perfect
Dr. Dudley has the reputation of being a i
Furious Driving. Last Tuesday, a Portuguese j
driver of a milk cart was proved guilty in the Police i
Court of habitually driving through the streets of j
the city and over bridges at a furious pace, and fined
$25. It would not be a bad idea to serve some of
the draymen in the Bame way, who at times par
ticularly just before 7 o'clock in the morning
thunder through the streets at a reckless rate.
East Maui Female Seminary. We are informed
by a letter from the Rev. W. P. Alexander, President
of the Board of Trustees of the above institution, that
the School will be opened about tbe first week in
June. The Rev. C. B. Andrews and wife, late of La-
hainaluna, have consented to take part with Miss
Carpenter in conducting the School. Parents and
guardians should be on the alert to secure the advan
tages now offered for educating their daughters.
The Knife Grinder We notice the advent of
our old friend the knife-grinder, who, after the lapse
of fifteen years, during which time he has trundled
his machine through every county of California,
across the plains, visited Boston, New York, Liverpool
and Glasgow, returns again to these sunny isles of
the sea, satisfied that here he can make a fair and
comfortable living. He is far from being the " needy
knife-grinder," that Canning wrote about. The
Gazette is mistaken in thinking him a new institu
tion in Honolulu. Not to have known him in 1855,
argues itself unknown, on parvenu as the knife
grinder himself might say, being a Frenchman.
Tobacco to Prisoners. On Monday, a soldier
was charged before the Police Magistrate with giving
a native woman, a prisoner, a piece of tobacco and
some matches. Pleading guilty to the charge, he
was sentenced to six months imprisonment at hard
labor. The law is severe on any tampering with
prisoners. The Magistrate remarked that from the
frequency with which soldiers were brought up for
offenses, it would appear that the military, who
ought to be the ones to assist in carrying out the
laws, were recruited from among the law breakers.
Spirit Selling Without License. Last Wednes
day, Rufus Desante, a Portuguese, plead guilty in
the Police Court to the charge of selling several half
bottles of spirits to natives. The law is imperative
in cases of this description, no discretion being
allowed in the matter of fine, and so Desante was
condemned to pay a fine of S500, which means in
his case imprisonment at hard labor for five years
and a half, unless previously discharged. There is
a provision of law, not generally remembered, to the
effect that a person imprisoned for the non-payment
of a fine, may at the expiration of one year be dis
charged by an order from any two judges before
whom it shall be proved that he is unable to pay.
Native Doctors. Last Thursday, two more ka
hunas were brought up in the Police Court, and
fined $100 each for practicing medicine without a
license. In this case, in addition to the usual list of
queer compounds, the patient was treated to a course
of cold bathing, followed by roasting over an oven of
hot stones, so hot that it extorted cries of agony,
and burnt a hole in the flesh. The "doctor" de
clared that the crying out with pain was a good
Bign. proving that the evil spirit which possessed the
poor woman was about to depart. Another kind of
mummery practiced, was tbe thrashing about the
person of the patient with strips of cloth, in order
to drive away the spirit. It is really strange that so
much of this kahuna business is still carried on
among the natives, among those too, who from
their intelligence and education would be supposed
to know better. The police authorities deserve no
little credit for ferreting out and bringing to punish
ment these miserable triflers with life and health.
Attempted Scicide. Last Saturday, a man named
Shea, recently from California, living in a tenement
on Maunakea street, attempted to commit suicide by
cutting his throat with a piece of glass. He was
fortunately discovered before he had accomplished
his parpose, and the wound sewed up. It appears
to have been a case of temporary mental aberration,
caused by an injury received in the head some weeks
ago, on Hawaii, as the man denies positively any
knowledge of tbe transaction. He was taken to the
hospital, where he is in a fair way of recovery.
Suicides are far from common occurrences here, and
always cause a good deal of remark. Whenever an
unsuccessful attempt is made, the general verdict is,
An infernal fool ! to make a half-way job of it"
But if a man kills himself outright, tbe remark is,
Poor felloT ; wonder what it was that went wrong
with him." Box we are of the opinion that no one
ever yet deliberately took hia own life in the full
possession of his senses.
Moonlight on tue Water. Last evening, Her
Majesty the Queen, accompanied by a brilliant
party f ladies of the Court, enjoyed a sail around
the harbor in two boats, in tow of the little steam
yacht Sedan." Music from the Hawaiian band
and from that of the Russian war ship enlivened
tbe hour, and the ship was brilliantly illuminated
whenever the royal party approached.
Sailing or the Steamer. There was an unusual
crowd assembled on the Esplanade to see the Ajax
off on Monday last. Quite a large number some
forty of our residents took the summer months
when business is dull here, to visit the Eastern
States, escaping at the same time that which a long
: stay in the tropics makes every one dread, the storm
anl snows of a New England winter. Among the
' l w l l .1 l- l I ..i : l
'.njnu usavtuuivrvA, mens wu uiuuu unuudua&iug, vuccr
ful good-byes " and hearty God bless yous," and
some tears shed among the softer sex. As tbe
steamer swung off from the wharf, the jubilant ones
that were going, gave three farewell cheers but
somehow the "stay at homes" could not get np a
response. The Hawaiian Band marched down, and
played " The Watch on the Rhine," for the benefit
of some of our German friends who go to revisit
Naval. Arrived yesterday, II. L R. Majesty's
Steamship Almaz, Commodore Pilxin, commanding
the Russian squadron in the Pacific, 13 days from
San Francisco, bound to Nagasaki, Japan. The fol
lowing is a list of the officers attached to the Almaz :
Flag Captain Brylkin.
Executive Officer Siedletzky.
Lieutenants Razvozoff, Fevdosieff, Blagodoreff,
Flag OJicem Manink. Rymsky, Kosakoff, Navig.
Chief Engineer Gavraloff.
The Almaz is 1,500 tons burthen, has 173 men, 7
steel breech loading guns. Her engine is of 350
horse-power, steams 12 knots, anil she is a full
clipper and a beautiful specimen of naval architec
ture. We are indebted to her officers for late San
Good Templars. The election for officers of Kaa
humana Lodge, No. 3, 1. O. G. T., located in Waia
lua, Oahu, took place on Thursday evening, April
27th. The following persons were chosen : F. L.
Clarke, W. C. T. ; P. Mahauli, W. V. T. ; Louisa
Kaiaikawaha, W. S. ; C. F. Wolfe, W. F. S. ; John
Cox, W. T. ; Maunaloa, W. M. ; David Kahoeka,
W. I. G. ; Patrick Lane, W.O. G. ; Rev. J. N. Pai-
kuli, W. C.
At the regular meeting of Ultima Thule Lodge,
No. 1, I. O. G. T., of this city, held on Saturday
evening, April 29th, fhe following officers were
elected for the ensuing 'terra : II. L. Sheldon, W. C.
T. ; R. B. Burns, W. R H. S. ; Mrs. J. II. Black,
W. L. H. S. ; Julia E. Vernon, W. V. T. ; Geo. W.
Norton, W. S. ; Geo. II. McConnell, W. F. S. ; M.
Mclnerny, W. T. ; W. B. Ryan, W. M. ; Jas. Green,
W. I. G. ; Alex. McGregor, W. O. G. ; A. Cordy,
W. C. ; C. W. Hart, P. W. C. T. The installation
of officers will take place this evening, at the Lodge
Room on King street.
The Regatta Next Week. On Wednesday next,
the 10th inst., the Honolulu Yacht Club race comes
off. Six boats have been entered, as follows :
Namrs. Ownert. Sailed by.
Henrietta, Peterson, Rose and Everett, Capt. I). Taylor.
Fearless. J. 1. Dowsett, Capt. Cluney.
King Philip, Love Brothers, Chas Long.
Kuiumanu, Mark Robinson, Jas. Brewster.
Tibbets & Sorenson, J. II. Black.
Robt. Newcomb, Thoa. Clark.
The prize to be awarded is a silver cup, valued at
$25. The prart is to take place at 12 noon, and the
course is from the steamboat wharf, to windward of
the light-house, (keeping the can buoys on the port
side in going out) to windward of the spar-buoy ;
thence to leeward of the stake-boat off the hospital,
thence around the bell-buoy ; thence to leeward of
the spar-buoy, (the boats keeping in the passage,) nnd
arouud the stake at place of starting. A good deal
of interest is felt in the coming race, and if there
should be a stiff breeze on Wednesday, we expect to
see some excitement and perhaps a little fun. Each
boat of course has its backers, and private bets are
supposed to be numerous already.
Amateur Theatricals. The Officers xi!inateur
Dramatic Company of II. B. M.'s S. S. Zealout, gave
an entertainment last Wednesday , evening, at Buf
fum's Hall, in aid of those who have been left wid
ows and orphans by the late war between France and
Germany. The house was filled to its utmost ca
pacity with the ladies and gentlemen of our city,
eager to patronize so worthy an object, and for an
hour and a half they were well amused, and sent
home in excellent humor at the really good acting of
the Amateurs, quite equal in many respects to that
of some reputed " stars " from Australia. Her
Majesty Queen Emma, honored the performance with
her presence, the audience rising on her entrance,
and the fine band from the ship,- wich was in at
tendance, playing the national air. Two Farces,
" Boots at the Swan," and " Slasher and Crasher,"
were presented by the Company in a style that
would have done credit to old hands, every one being
well np in their parte, and dressed the "made-up"
ladies, in particular, with taste and judgment.
Where all did so well, it is difficult to discriminate,
but Mr. Ommanney, as " Pippin." the jam-loving
boy, appeared to be perfectly at home in the charac
ter, and in Hood's celebrated comic song of " Lieut.
Luff," a battered, jolly old sea-dog the same gentle
man, if it was the same looked and acted the
character to perfection, eliciting an enthusiastic
encore. In the afterpiece, Mr. Brimfield, as "Blow
hard," was inimitable in the character of an irasci
ble retired officer on half-pay, while " Crasher,"
(Lieut. Wilmot) kept the audience in a roar of
laughter. The Hall was very beautifully and appro
priately draped with the flags of different nations,
the audience were shown to their places and comfort
ably seated by the orderly and polite jack-tars in
attendance, and the whole affair was a decided honor
and credit to the ship's company.
Jack Ashore The restraints and confinement on
shipboard and the strict discipline of a man-of-war
very naturally result n making sailors peculiarly
inclined to excesses in the opposite extreme when
ashore on liberty, and we look with a good deal of
lenity on their unruly antics. If there is any one
mode of enjoying his spree that a sailor prefers over
another, it is precisely the one he is least qualified
for by practical experience, and that is by taking a
horse ride. Steeds are plenty and cheap, and after
Jack has got on board a few extra glasses grog, he j
invariably gets a mount and goes careering about
town at breakneck speed, without any definite idea
of where he is bound, or what may happen on hia
cruise. Unacquainted with the mysteries of horse
manship, his principal point is to stick on ; the
next, by dint of blows, kicks and voice to get aa
many miles an hoar out of the beast as possible.
He prefers to ride about the streets to going out
into the country, and the possibility of colliding with
anybody or anything in his mad career never seems
to occur to him. All this is very jolly for " Jack
ashore," but extremely annoying and imminently
dangerous to the inhabitants of tbe city, whose lives,
limbs and property are often imperiled. There is
of course no reason why a man-of-war sailor should
be privileged to break the law any more than a mer
chantman or a whaler, but somehow they do so with
a great deal of impunity. The police have no little
difficulty in arresting them, and in fact had rather
not, if it can be avoided. It would appear that the
only way to put a stop to this furious and dangerous
practice, is to place a positive tabu on riding within
the city limits, out of a walk, and strictly enforce
the same with all the power at the command of the
head of police.
Temporart Insanity, is the plan set up in the
great Fair-Crittenden murder case in San Francisco.
A reporter, speaking of the last earthquake shock,
thus hits off the idea : " Mother Earth has become
infected with the universal malady and, on Sunday,
gave an evidence of temporary insanity " or par
tial aberration of the internal organism by symptoms
of nervous excitement, probably incident on catame
nial eccentricities. It ia time tbe old lady got over
this sort of thing.".
A. Clinpter on lloynlty.
To the E-Jllor of the Pacific Commercial Advertiser?
Sir There are a few evils " under the tun," in
existence in Honolulu that are not mentioned in the
Book of EcclesiaEtes possibly because the manners
and customs of the Honoluluans were not known
or that Honolulu itself was not born or quaked
and I purpose with your permission to call publio at
tention thereto. In treating the first evil, to make
the matter more interesting, we may, if you please,
call it a Chapter on Royalty.
Imprimis ; there is a mysterious coin afloat
amongst ns, which, like the White Crane " cf tbe
New Zeaianders, is often heard of but rarely seen,
yclept the rial. The very name of this coin has
caused me more trouble and annoyance than the ab
solute possession of a cart load of them would do. It
haunts me in my work by day, aud particularly in j
my marketings by night. It is omnipresent, Ajc el
ubique, in my eatables and drinkables ; it is repre
sented in my sugar, coffee, and was even in my hot
cross buns I had for my breakfast on Good Friday
my butcher, baker, grocer, tobacconist, &c, all talk
rials I am compelled to smoke it in my pipe, and
were I addict to the equally nasty habit of taking a
quid, I might possibly swallow but could never
digest it any more than I can dispel its powerful in
fluence. L pon my nrst arrival upon your Kial-to,"
my most urgent business was the purchase of a stick
of tob.u.o, and I have become acquainted with the
rial, ('jy name only) and it has stuck to me ever
since invisible as it is undivisable ever in my ear,
but seldom tr never in my pocket. My tradesmen
must know my aversion to this piece of money, for
by some mysterious cause almost everything ask
the price of is a rial. If I invest in a quart of mo
lasses, it is a rial, a stick of tobacco, a rial 'fusion
take it I', is rial, real, reality. Of course, as I have
observed, I never have a rial in my possession, have
only seen about two during the last three months ;
indeed had to ask the offices of a friend to procure
one to gaze upon. However, I soon got rid af him,
for to the first store I went, it went too, and I have
never seen it since, though often heard of it. But to
return to my subject not having a rial I put down a
quarter, and my grocer, my baker, and my tobacco
nist put down a ten-cent piece. I pick up the coin,
consider, enter into calculations of decimal, in some
way thus one quarter equals 25 cents, stick of to
bacco one rial can't decimal him yes, suppose 12
.12.J-.25 equals .12, change 10 cents, Ah ! how's
this ? Oh ! Ah ! I see ! hum ! spose he'll take it
for a rial I'll fix him that way of course this is
going on in my mind unknown to my grocer, ray
baker, and my tobacconist, and generally become so
lost in thought that I doubtless go to sleep over my
calculations but for the enquiry, anything else sirT
I mutter no ; no more rials to-night, and pocketing
my coin depart. Upon my next visit to I will not
individualize, lest I should tar one of my tradesmen
more than another, when all are alike deserving I
j but will say to my grocer, my baker and my tobacco
nist, anu masing my purchase ana being prepared to
hear my friend rial named, I triumphantly produce
the identical dime I received at his hands on the pre
vious occasion. But mark the change that comes
over the features of my grocer, my baker and my to
bacconist ; he evidently knows the coin as soon as it
is put down like the war horse he smells it from
afar, and he looks at it with the expression of coun
tenance that instantly reminded me of a London
cabby, who, some ten years ago, drove me from
Temple Bar to my brother's residence on Charter
House Square, and to whom my brother paid the
regulation fee of 6i. the boundary being only some
20 yards off where he would have been entitled to a
shilling ; so distressing and painfully despondent and
contemptuous was the expression of poor cabby as he
eyed the coin in his open palm, (poor fellow, perhaps
it was his rial) that I begged my brother to give him
another. " Not a bit of it," quoth he ; " they are a
set of rascally, swindling Jehus, and I make it a
point to drive us often as ever I can to the very verge
of their boundaries to take it out of them." Lon
doners in those days were carrying on a desperate
raid against cabby driven to it by extortion
(pardon the digression). Well sir, this little scene of :
ten years ago was reproduced upon the occasion in
question by the facial expression of my tradesmen
aforesaid, and though he did not absolutely refuse to
accept the coin, I mentally resolved that I would not
again, if I could help it, injure his feelings by biking
such an advantage, and I left the store very undecided
in my own mind as to whether I had not been guilty
of a very mean action, or in point of fact of a fraud
I have sir, as fancy dictated put this, my grievance
into tangible form, but will now throw aside illustra
tive embellishment and in sober earnestness ask you
why this alien should be allowed the footinz it has
( secured amongst us ? It is no part or parcel of tbe
recognized currency or the realm. It is objectionable
in that its exchange value does not work with the
existing coinage current here. It is indivisable it
is a mere unit in its actual metallic presence it is
mischievous, in that it affords and encourages the
opportunity of the "Heathen Chinee" and the
Christian Honolulu-lee doing a little pettifogging
swindling it is a pit into which cautious and
unwary alike must fall, and the cents I have lost by
the custom now tolerated would cover me up in it
it is utterly foreign to the system in vogue it is in
fact sir, to be mild in invective, a delusion and a
I speak not for myself alone ; I have often heard
complaints, and I have been told by a gentleman of
authority and a long resident in Honolulu, that be is
uuder the impression its circulation was officially pro
hibited a year or two ago. If this is so, let the law
be put in force and carried out. And I call upon
you by the aid of your powerful pen to assist me in j
the impeachment of this alien, and to banish from the !
kingdom a useless and objectionable, though compar
atively insignificant coin.
Of a variety, the currency here is of a sufficiently
varied character to dispense with the riaL Upon tbe
se9sioSn of a variety of antiquated, misshapen Tnd
image nor superscription, that were I in reach of a
certain old country squire at home, very shortsighted
and very ignorant but who rode a hobby to death in
the collection of old and foreign coins, and upon
whom as a boy (to my shame be it recorded) I
palmed off by the aid of a school-fellow, a piece of
old copper plate upon which by dint of soap and
aquafortis sundry devices were engraved, and for
which the old geut. rather suspiciously gave as half
a crown not a bad idea of raising the wind to cover
school fees and prices for scholastio delinquencies
were I, I say, within reach of him, my five-dollar
change would be a fortune to me of varied and
antique a character as it was.
There are yet other evils under the sun that I
should like to touch upon, but I am even now in
danger of being put ex curia by you in consequence
of tbe prolonged dissertation, aud in mercy to your
readers, my grocer, baker, butcher, and others
aforesaid, I forbear for tbe present, and subscribe
myself, sir, with much respect, your most obedient
Res Public a.
Civil Hervloc Ilcform.
Much baa recently been said in tbe Eastern j
papers about the great need of reform in the ;
civil service of the United States. The corrupt I
system of management, especially in the Custom
Houses of the larger cities, ban been a legacy,
handed down from Democratic times. Congress
has been at work endeavoring to weed out the
evils, and if it succeeds, will deserve great credit.
In the report of their Committee recently pub-
lished, it appears that President Grant in not
running the offices of the country for his private
interest or friends. His private Secretary thus
writes to the Collector of thccity of New York.
The language is concise and to the point, very
much like Grant :
Dear Sir I am directed by the President to
forward to you the marked portion of the inclosed
newspaper article. While tbe President does not
for a moment suppose that you ever 'tittered the
language it imputes to you, lie deems it best to
take this opportunity to say that if any persons
have been employed in the Custom House upon
representations tbat tbey are bis particular friends
or favorites, be hopes they may be discharged,
and that if any persons ever apply for positions
under you upon such a pretence, he requests that
they may not be employed."
A Connecticut manufacturer, desiring to stock
his pond with black bass, wrote to Greeley to
inquire the way to hatch them. The philosopher
replied : "By all means tset the eggs under a
Southdown hen. But if you want bass for eating,
the best is to set out an orchard of bass-wood
trees and pluck tbe fruit as it matures."
A Madrid letter declares that King Amadeus
is already weary of his royal honors, aud that it
is not improbable he will soon resign tbe crown
of Spain, having discovered that be can depend
on nobody either for advice or friendship.
Napoleon has visited Windsor Castle, and re
mained an hour with Queen Victoria and family.
Marshal Canrobert's children were also present.
The castle grounds were filled with a great crowd
of people, who cheered the ex-Emrjeror heartily
FIVE DAYS LATER !
STILL FIGHTING AT PARIS I
The Arc de Triomphe Destroyed.
By tbe arrival yferday of the Russian clipper
war steamer Alnua, 13 dayi from San Francisco,
en route for Japan, we have received a Daily Alit
of the 22d, from which we make a summary of tbe
news. Our dates pr tteamer it will bo remem
bered were to the ICtb, and by tbe papr at band
we have accounts of tbe doings on the 29th and
2lst. leaving a hiatun of four day. Tbe um of
the whole may be told in threw words utill light
ing at Pari.
London. April 21- A Daily Xevcs hpeciul say,
tbo Prussians intend to surrender the lorw to tlx
recognized government which of course is tbi
A dispatch from Versailles says that several bar
ricades with cannon were captured at Neuilly ou
Tbe five hundred millions indemnity is still un
paid. Paris, April 20. The Commune bai ixsued a
manifesto saying: '-Paris h onco more laboring
and fullering for tbe regeneration of Fiance, and
demands tbe local encouragement of the provinces.
She does not aim at dictatorship, but -he desires
a decentralized unity of tbe country. The docu
ment declares a compromise with tbe Versailles
government impossible. It closes with an appeal
to France to disarm the troops now threatening
Versailles, April 20. Thiers, in a circular to
the Prelects of Departments, announcing tbe cap
ture of Asnieres. declares that the end of the
criminal resistance to the government is approach
ing. There was desperate fighting at Neuilly, the
Wreailliets slowly getting the advantage. Can
nonading was incessant.
Cholera is anticipated in Paris, a large number
of deaths having occurred from kindred disease.
The Oaulois, says it must confess that the In
surgents defense "shows a system of intelligence
Troops from Switzerland were arriving at Ver
sailles. A dispatch dated 5:2. P. f.. on the 19th, says
Valerian and Corbevoie are shelling Paris tear
fully. Tbe Arc de Triomphe has fallen, and the
Avenue Pester me In visited by a shower of shelU.
Forty civilians were killed.
Gen. Dombrowski still claims tbe victory, but
the Nationals returned to tbe city dispirited and
disgusted. There has been an awful slaughter.
Several correspondent conllrra the reported
destruction of the Arc da Triomphe, but it U
doubtful whether it was destroyed by the Are of
the Assemblyists or was blown up by a mine.
Another revolution is imminent in Paris. Tin
Commune has arrested tbe Central Committee, ac
cusing the members of negotiating with Tbier to
betray Paris. Tbe National Guards are indignant
and threaten to arrest the Commune nnleps they
release the Committee.
In the House of Lords, April 21st, the Mutiny
bill was passed.
In tbe House of Commons in the debate on the
budget to procure American results, the Chancel
lor of the Exchequer proposed a half penny stamp
on a box of each one hundred matches, raising
55.000 towards the deficiency.
The subject came up of the declaration of the
Paris treaty of 1856. against privateering, and t'S
tabliHhiug tbe principle that a neutral Hag cover
the enemy's goods. Bertwick argued in f.ivor of
xh withdrawal of England from the agreement.
advocated tbe resumption of tbe right of search,
lie believed tbe United States and other powers,
would disregard the declaration in the case of war.
Sir Roundell Palmer and others spoke to the same
Tbe Attorney General. Gladstone, and othera
held that tbe declaration of Paris wan binding, and
must be respected until it is formally tevoked.
Gold at New York, April 21, opened at 1114
closing at 111 ).
The Sehranka was still advertised to sail on tbo
Mb. in papers of the 22d.
A Washington dispatch of the 22d says the?
British High Commission have received despatches
from their Government approving the treaty re
cently made by tbe High Commissioners for the set
tlement of the Alaltama claims question. Full
details of this treaty are as yet unknown, except to
a few persona wbo have close official relations with
the President, and one of these is authority for tbo
statement tbat the tieaty provides (or a fixed Com
mission to examine and pass upon the validity of
all claims presented, and that tbe Emperor of
Brazil is to be tbe arbitrator. Thin much, it in said,
can be made public without violation of confidence.
As to tbe treaty in general, it in pronounced very
favorable to tbe United States at least as favora
ble as can be negotiated now, or for along time.
Christine Nilsson is to be in San Francisco th
Tbe trial of Laura D. Fair for the mnfuer of
A. P. Crittenden, bad reached tbe 23rd day, and
not yet concluded. A nice time tbat jury are hav
ing of it!
Versailles, April '8. Tbe Government troop
carried Fort de Neuilly yesterday afternoon, and
crossed tbe Seine at 2:30 v. U.. under a tremendoun
fire from the mitrailleusses of the insurgents. Tbey
advanced up tbe Avenue Neuilly, driving tbe in
surgents furiously back inside tbe city, and ad
vanced as far as Porte Maillot, Tbe slaughter was
great. Tbe troops bold a position under the ram
parts. London, April 95 a. m. There was desperate
fighting around Paris on Saturday. Fort Valariea
and the advanced batteries of the Array of Ver
sailles steadily bombarded Porte Maillot. Tbeir
re were skirmihtien
at Bairneux and Uellancourt. All tbo aoutheru
forts have resumed firing. The Government
forces are gaining ground in front of Montrougo
and Bicetre. A decisive struggle is expected at,
the gaU8 of the city.
It is reported tbat M. Thiers is averse to forcing
an entrance into Paris by fighting and be prefers
to reduce tbs city by investment, and at 10 o'clock
lant night the cannonade at Porte Maillot and other
points, continued with great violence. To-day a
conflict occurred among tbe insurgents themselves
in the Rue de Faubourg St. Antoine. in consequence
of the refusal of a portion of tbe National Guard
to march bevond the walls.
London, April 10, 0:30 a. m. It is again repored
that Assy ban escaped from Paris.
Paris specials to the Air sny shells are crash
ing near the American Legation. Tbe firing broke
the draw bridge of Porte .Maillot. Tbe Church of
Notre Dame ban been sacked.
Tbe Government is resolved to enter Purls by
j storm at any cost rather than bombard tbe city
Fort Val-rien fires mainly to clear the ramparts
nnd to prevent artillery being used ro fepel
attacks. A partial break wan effected in the forti
A deputation of Paris merchants to Tbleis re
turned without result Conciliation it ! believed
Tbe Cathedral of Notre Dame ban been sacked.
' Rochefort eodeavore
endeavored to save it from piling'.
ables have been plundered.
bishop of Paris ban been tranterd from
the Concergerie to Mosaa Prison.
Tbe arrest of two prominent members of the
Commune Delanclufe and Birgeret In reported.
They were arrested on Saturday nigbt. The Com
mune in controlled by a secret committee, which
arrests other members. It ban no known chief.
Vkksaiu.kh, April 10 It is untrue tbat tbe
Pruaciana bave threatened intervention if tbe dis
turbances are not ended by tbe 1Mb.
Parm. April 10. Unless tbe Germans save u.
Paris will son swim in blood. Tbe Commnne
hourly grown more desperate and resorts to fierce
The Concergerie are Clled with priests and nnnn.
arrested on warrants calling them " Citizen, nty led
Servants of a person called God."
Tbe Archbisboy Durboy was Gripped naked,
bound to a pillar, scourged, and mocked for bourn
by a band of two hundred Reds.
Paris. April II WorlVs special. Tbe breach
at Porte Maillot is practicable, and an aault
upon it i expected to-morrow.
Tbe Commune are barricading every street.
Tbey bave more than two hundred thousand des
perate men uuder their command, and tbe work of
carrying tbe barricades will be fearfully bloody.
Your correspondent to-day has again inter
viewed tbe Central Committee ; they confessed
disappointment aud disgust at tbe work of tbe
Commune, which bus aped tbat of tbe revolutionists
of 1793. They say:
"Tbeir folly will alienate tbe provinces and ar
ray the whole world againt us ; we muet resume
the power which we intrusted to the Commune;
they are incapable of legislating or directing mili
tary operations. We wbo create them must set
tbera aside. Nothing Is left for us now bnt to am
nihilate Versailles, or be annihilated. Unless we
overthrow Versailles we and the Republic aim
A detachment bas gone to Versailles for tbe pur
pose of proposing measures of conciliation ; tbey
are instructed to Insist on the maintenance of tbo
Republic, and tbe continuance of rquoicipnl fran
chises, and to demand tbat the Nationals sball
alone guard Paris; and if Thiers rejects tbee
terms, to enquire what conditions tbe Versailles
Government ban to propose.