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FRIDAY, SOf UMBER 17,
: is a subject oT remark uiuip all clas.es that gold coin
; t oiiwuf 7 scarce in ui community, and various coo
,,. . -en mr afloat in refrmwe to the diminished supply.
i i it haa not Ix-m withdrawn thruogh the ordinary channels
f exchange, to such an extent as to account for the prevailing
... ar a ta evilent ; and the question as to where it if, becomes
, r r f some local interest We have known what it is tr
me if our wouM-be financial strategists to try to make a
rr-eringiM at about this season of the year when, ordina
. , the whalemen are getting their bills cached, but that in
.ive fct wanting (unfortunately) Willi us now. There have
- -i some heavy tranaft-ia of coin made duriug the week be
. t r dealers in eichange bat cs far we can learn
i . .- Biovementa Lave not rained the twice of foreign bil.a. If
. ere possible for aoy one hooe to absorb ami retain ine
,J ruid coin used here, we snouid be inclined to think :
... some snrh operation w.s betog undertaken, but a -the ;
oce of K-.wer" amorigt our financiers is only to be dis- :
,aTby . con.bina.iol even the lor.uitous ci.cuxns.ance. j
I are possessed by one, UI be more than overcome by the j
.: r, del antag.joism of the other. .conducted the country into the pretended neces-
, ba, bee. .urge,.i that if the cero,Th eity for incurring a national debt, is met by a
l r thHr silver eerdflcates " or paper money the terms . J e. J
oooTertibie) upon lie public, they ecnid do so by hoarding i long array of statistical statements as to the his-e-
gold crJn and offer the alternative cart loads of mixed ! tory of the ministerial offices with dates of taking
..-, coin or certificate.. By means of a con.placei.t Legisla- leav; office thnt mu&t have cost the COm-
the Usue of these Certificates Could be kgaoaed of "
r,se the, wouii be nd 10 cancel all money obligation, ta- a good deal of labor, to very little purpose,
c.ired by the Government ; and wenid ooiy cea to be money j.TIien we are given an array of figures about ex
it was necessary to procure foreign exchange. W ith the j cj)equer ,lB Iteucd on account of Waikahalulu
the sJd e-nn in its vaults the Treasury Department I A , , , A, , .
- - It be Z.,. u, dies it. mz rat... were it not fo, the I
U : that iadiridual iMMtrcea here cm be brought into action j
to -store the etiuilibriuoi. Oar market has always been sub- !
i l to aactuaiions, more or less marked, in the supply of '
. J coin in circulation, but at no time has the amount avail. I
.J been so small, without apparent reason, as at present.
li .1 the issue of - certiSeatesn has bad much to do with UVa
of things is, we think, evident. Though at the first
,-Lwr it might be thought that these certificates were issued
tu c jiscaoenoe of the large smount of can on band and for
i j renience simply, )et we think that their tendency has been
t., irive gJJ out ol the market. As k-3g as we had to choose
i. ima goi.1 antl silver alone, all Uitfi turns at least chsnged
, . . . . . . .. . , . , .
:j-.. ies their oriaf.ility rccouiotended tUelf unuiediately to
. i ryone. trery dollar that they represented served by just
n much to dimiiiisli the demand for gold, the imports of Ibat
;u.-r:m HI off in exact ratio with Lie issue of certificates,
itlI n.w it im p tA m th-tf s vrv tarffrt ncjnnrtion of the
r-vaiue of the certificate iu circulation, represents so much ! the impolicy of going recklessly on and creating
t-d that has soujht a market eist where ia consequence of j a national debt with which to iiamper ourselves
. -..introduction. .'" ' I in the future, is incontinently dodged. Are we
T e question as to fixing the values at which coin shall bet ... . , .
r- ved here is one that, in the opinion of some, demands j to accept as the Ministerial position that because
t , auve action. Whatever might be the action taken by j exchequer bills were issued (as a matter of con
deliberative body in this matter, the Uniird states stand- ! ven;er,ce, and not as a neeepsity) in former years,
s.ii : the ouly one that commercial transactions will aceom. I it . . r j .
.....ste.hemLive. t,. From o.r geogr.phic.i position, and J at that forms a fair precedent for government
p xr. particularly from the nature of the laws that must ai- . at the present time to launch out into a large
v.-.. govern the direction and importance tf our foreign trtde, i joan for wbich there IS absolutely no immediate
,t inevitable that the adoption of any oiher coinage than j ? Tnafc bocaU8e one ha8 gofc into debt
thai of the United Slates, as our standard, would embarrass ! J
A, regards the fixing of the value of the five-franc piece, ; once, therefore he must go repeatedly and deeper
teas we tinker with it the better, if it is depreciated 'twill : into the snare ? The habit is pernicious whether
. -opear from the market j if enhanced in value by the , jn aQ individual or a government. It is the true
6.1, J action of or law makers, we may expect it to be ... . ..riu- v j
, . ' , , . . , Ifaaits aecensus averno. " Let him abandon hope
Cia -si amongst our aecmitive articles of import, ana thus J r
r-.-n..ually find iu way into the auction room ! Besides If we j who enters here."
r;.e therfive-franc to the value of one dollar by legisla- 1
live trtion, we would ie o.miUed to accept of its fractional j Thk election for Representatives of the peoples
(the one-franc and ten-ou pieces) ranking them with
.rter. an amies, me r.ngnsn sovere.gn naa newer as-
ters and dimea 1 Be rngusn sovereign naa Detier as
. i. value with us hrre equal to S4 Si. lis present value
(rely too low, and it is notorious that the margin left be-
,u.r,t a rae with us hrre equal to Jl Si. Its present value
t-v. ?n its corral rates here and in Australia admits of its be
b I oougbt for purely iieculaUve purposes. Assume it to be
-r:h $4 3o, and it would enter largely into our circulation,
any undue increase being checked by its being available in
ntsk.ag remittances without the loss now Incurred in conse
c, i- of its depreciation to $1.T5. These considerations re-
-i c increased weight from the present and prospective in.
r Ke of commerce between ourselves and the Colonies.
Ii the Chamber of Commerce the currency question was
.i . ued, without arriving at any decided conclusion in the
l-i domestic trade we have but little to report. The dis
i.ul.'d state of the weather on the other islands naa in many
- - interfered with the grinding of cane, and the balance of
ii season's crop is retarded.
The dullness of business consequent upon the loss of the
'.a'.Dg Beet continues. The demands upon the United Slates
I r olate fur supplies for the desU lute seamen landed here,
'. i. made him a large buyer of clothing and bread-stufi, and
l disbursements have amounted to a large sum which, in
i :. ji.og sp our estimate of the fall season's loss to this commu
iity. mutt be placed to our credit, and diminish the esti-
A v ction sales of scrub lots are frequent, and are mainly
top of stock from small dealers going out of business,
s rralixed are ri liculously low, and country dealers have
. . ance o fill up their shelves with the thousand-and-one
. I things required, advantageously.
r e brig Hamtkntntha y. is advertised for auction to
i - w, (Saturday) at noon.
t toss of some of our eiasting fleet has been f Uowed by
few changes in route of regular packets, but the lines
. le all fully kept open.
tae Accada arrived Umt evening, we have advices from !
eytoct. -iS. The market for sugars in all the Colonies
rs to be overstocked, and prices ruled low with no nros-
H a rise. We quote from Bydney report, rations, 27 to
yellow Crystals. 38 ; white crystals, 33 to 39 10s;
lulu, no quotations."
ctLiiD, Jfov.S SiCAt The supply is only moderate,
be demand good. At auction recently. Company's No. I,
- r lb. in bond, lid per lb. duty paid; white Mauritius
r t. ia, 3. to 3jd in bond. liolders quote r White
r sJa, 6id ; fine yellow counter, 4d to 4d t Honolulu,
1. t to 41 d nominal ; English crushed, fld to Sid ; Dutch,
5.1 . 6Jd. Upon these figures there is very little profit
' tnlesale dealers, but retailers buying at auction prevent
r Reasonable profit being obtained by wholesale houses upon
t ring the week we note the arrival at this port of home i
ucis, viz. :
V - -,bndls 80 Rice, bars son
1U 3ugar, kegs 1,305
' -l''y, bag..
Firewood and other native freight.
PORT OI HONOLULU, H. I.
II !chr Active, Melli.h, from Kauai.
1.1 Schr Manuokawai, An tone, from Kauai.
11 Schr Nettie Blernll, Crane, from Maui.
1 -shr Ka Moi, Davis, from Maui.
1 Hchr Moi Reiki, Green, from Maui.
IS SM-iop Mve Yankee. Aditms. from Maui.
JO schr Waiola, iSapela, from Molokai.
is Urit wh bk Far Away, Chas Edwards, 60 daya j
from lflntfv '
17 Schr Mary Ellen. Pam, from Maul.
17 8chr Keoni Ana, AUipal, from Maui.
17 Schr Juanita. Du.toit, from Molokai.
17 rchr l.uka. Ksal, from Hawaii.
17 8:hr Pauahi, Ellastier, from Hawaii.
;r. 11 Arhr Warwick;, John Dun, for Molukai.
1 1 Schr Juanita. Dudott, for Molokai.
II Brit wh bk Chance, Norton, to cruise.
13 Am wh ship lianiel Webster, Marvin, cruise and
Am wh bk Progress, Dowden, to cruiae.
13 Scbr Mary Ellen, Sain, for Maui.
13 eVhr Fairy Uueen, Kaaina, for Kauai.
13 Stmr KiUara, BfcGregor. for Maui and Tlawait
1 tM-hr Manuokawai, Antooe, for iiaui.
15 -ichr Isabella, Peter, for Maul.
15 fichr A cite, Uopu, lor Hawaii.
1 Schr Nettie Merrill, Crane. r.r Maui.
1 eVhr Ka Moi, Davis, for Maui.
16 Am bktn Grace Roberts, Knacke, for Portland, O.
16 Am wh ship Europa. Mellen, cruise and borne.
17 Am wh bk Lagoda, Swift, to cruise.
17 Haw wb bk Arctic, Tripp, to cruise.
Till U. 8, N. Z. A. mail steamship Nevada, J. II.
Clethen, commander, left Sydney October 23th, and New Zea
I i-id November 3d, arriving at Honolulu November 17th at T
i'. M, after a passage ef 14 days, with 42 passengers, and
2 ,SO packages freight for Honolulu and San Francisco.
Pa Nevada Nov. 17--X ft Davies. H llackreid 4c Co..
Cirelnc-nJ raolic Works, W i. Green, A S Cleg horn l
.uigoinery, R Whitman.
ro Stomt-Per Far Away, Nov. 10th -.100 cs Pre
."ved Meats to T II Davks ; 1 pkg Personal Effects to J
faow Ntw Zcalssd Per Nevada, Nov. 17. 1 bale steel,
T-Z nkg liquor. 43 kgs butter, 2cs plants 4 nhds ale, 4 csks
NHiled ale, cs preserved meats. 17 cs and 1 bale drapery,
plants. 5 cs, 1 trunk, 10 pkrs mdse. 1 bale leather, cs
i ar.dy, Utl coils ropes, and 1090 pkgs for San Francisco.
Fob Fobtlabd,0. Per Grace Roberta, Now. 15th t
K.e. tbs 8,000 Sugar, tbs 589 684
Value Domestic $3, 403 03.
r bow I.AJIAIW4 Per Nettle Merrill. Nov. 13th Mrs N T
rV-neu, Nan II R Hitchcock, and Mr HayaeUen.
I sow KAHOLtl Per Ka Moi, Nov. 1 tin Mrs 8 T Alexan-,:-r.
M r Alexander, W L Davis, E Delnnar. and others.
sow.Kbw Zsslabo Per Nevada, Nov. 17th A S Cleg-
- i aad wile, Mrs W R Real. Miss Fanny Spencer, Otto Isen-r-i
Armiuge, J Logan, and Si In transitu for San Francisco.
. J MARRIED.
1'niLLir-s Doscas At IlsverHl, Mass, October 3d, by
iti itev. Dr. Thompson, assisted by two other clergymen, the
Ii fl. II. Phillips, Attorney General of tlie Hawaiian
K rdjm, to Miss Maboaset Discas, of Harerill. The
I r i.il party started on the roamey for Honolulu on October
: I, and will arrive here per Mott Taylor.
.ovnx In this city. At the IT. 8. Hospital, November
. .:. Mr. Willi aw E. Cbostc, belonging to Chicago, la.
Ik-c ssvd was a saO-maker, and had worked at the. Navy
' t 1, at Mare Island, Cal. A letter was found among his
j. i, fs, intimating thai ha tamiiy resided at 133 Harlbert St.,
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18.
Tub attempt to get light through the obtuse
heads of thoee who won't 6ee it, like our cotem
porary tlie Gazette for instance, is indeed a hope
less taek. Whenever ve present to it the broad
blaze of truth, it invariably averts its gaze from
the point illuminated, and picks up the least
important points, over which it clucks and
cackle in the true Btyle of an old biddy that has
discovered a prize. Our well-founded statement
tjmt tjJC r,re!ler,t Ministry, and when we make
ri. i ..i i tiiia
of that word we mean the acknowledged head
and front of the Cabinet is the One which has
er IO anu mcumorances 01 ine iwyai uomain,
indubtriounly gleaned from old appropriation
bills. In this connection we may remark that
the Gazette writer says we frequently express the
idea that about everything prepared for "that pa
per emanates from the Minister for Foreign
Affairs, and goes on to concede that the compli
ment paid to that gentleman's industry is very
great. We beg to disown the 6oft impeachment,
as far as the industry displayed is concerned.
The mott noted instance of industry put forth by
the Gazette, of which we are cognizant, is tno
i ' i" i
j pointless array of facts and figures above al-
The whole question raised by us, which was
in the legislative Assembly of 1872, occurs about
. Innnrhs llf.nnf,. :n thft firKt weftk nf Fohrnnrv.
as usual in in esc isianas since tne aDrogation or
the Constitution of 1852, but little interest is
manifested in the coming election. The feeling
appears to have become chronic, that our legisla
tive assemblies are more for ornament than use ;
that Ministers can carry any measure they may
set their minds upon ; and that a working oppo
sition is not to be had. But the simple truth is
that tho6e who are most directly interested in the
maintaining of good government and the making
of the laws under which they live, have only them
selves to blame for the unsatisfactory results of our
legislation. They have preserved almost invaria
bly a masterly inactivity ' at election times,
leaving the choice of members to those who least
understand the legislation needed, or who will be
least sensible affected, whatever that legislation
may be. On a larger scale, the same causes have
produced notorious effects in the government of
the city of New York. The wealthy, the educa
ted, and the comfortably situated citizens kept
aloof from politics and the polls for years, and on
a sudden they awake to the fact that they have
been very extensively defrauded. Unless the
present apathy of our citizens is shaken off and a
more active interest t:iken In the eleetidn of rprv-
........ . .
resentauves oi me right stamp, we may De com
pelled helplessly to blame ourselves, in the future,
for having to live tinder a system of" taxation
j without representation."
Besides many needed amendments to our statute
laws which will come up in the approaching ses
sion, there w ill be some questions of paramount im
portance to be discussed affecting the future pros
perity and welfare of the state, which will require
the careful consideration of the best minds of the
nation. We shall again revert to thia subjoct at
length, indulging the hepe in the meantime, that
the foreign community will recognize the impor
tance of their being, properly represented in the
legislative assembly, and take timely action in
selecting suitable candidates and preparing a
platform of principles.
! Tiie gratification with which our co temporary
i read " a well-written article " in our commercial
j column of last week, must have been wonderful,
when it becomes apparent that he misunderstood
' the meaning. He says it expressed ideas which
had been entertained and expressed, in some
; degree, by ourselves." The qualification of
some degree," is rather amusing when it is
known that our article was written designedly as
a paraphrase of a leader in the Gazette of the 8th
inst., arriving at precisely opposite conclusions
from the same premises.
Writers in the organ are quite welcome to
exercise their ingenuity in guessing as to who is
the " reputed," the working," or the real "
editor ol this journal, but it betrays bad taste,
worse manners, and a decidedly blackguard ten
dency to indulge in personal flings at the 44 intel
ligence and taste " of the proprietors.
Probable Safety of Capts. Hayes
Realizing the anxiety felt by the relatives and
friends of Captains Barker and Hayes to hear any
and all information relating to them, vre publish the
following statement made by Sir. Earle, late first
officer of the Emily Morgan :
Captain Hayes, of the Oriole, chartered the
schooner Hannah ' B. Bourne, of &&n Francisco, on
tae 9th of July, for one month. . On the 2d of
August, theJAiiy Morgan left Plover Bay, the
schooner being read to sail for St. Michaels, where
Captains Hayes and Barker expected to find the brig
Hallie Jack ton, bound for San Francisco. The H.
B. B. was expected at St. Michaels, July 20th. and
upon arrival they doubtless found that the brig had
" It wis the opinion of both Captains Barker and
Hayes, that the schooner was to winter at Plover
Bay. Finding that the Hallie Jackson had sailed,
they then waited for the brig Victoria, which was to
touch at St, Michaels on the way from the Arctic to
San Francisco. As the Victoria was abandoned in
the Arctic, the Captains have been compelled to
winter at St- Michaels.
I think there need be no fears in regard to the
safety of the Hannah B. Bourne, for I know her to
be perfectl seaworthy, having bad charge of her for
ten days in Joly last, daring which we bad a fresh
gale from the sooth ward. .'
TTtTfAS Remains Focxd A Portuguese by the
nape of Frank, in the employ of Mr. Joseph Morr's,
reported at the Station Houae that, while driving
cattle on Thursday in the vicinity of Moaoalua, he
came acroea the remains of a human body in an
advanced stage of decomposition. He goes with
an officer to-day to point out the locality, when the
affair will be thoroughly investigated.
Kidnapping in the South Seas.x
The above is the title of a book recently issued
in London, a notice of which appears in the
Examiner. The author is Captain George Pal
mer,' who as commander of II. B. M.'b ship
Rosario, cruised among the islands of the South
Pacific during several months in 1870. Captain
Palmer paid particular attention to the mitigated
form of slavery which, under the pleasant title
of " foreign immigration " baa for some years
been in full force in Fiji and Queensland. It
was Captain Palmer who caught the Daphe
schooner, belonging to Mr. Ross Lewin, a Fiji
cotton planter and foreign immigration agent,"
and sent her off to Sydney, to be tried as a
slaver. It was claimed that the "immigrants"
carried to Fiji and Queensland by the numerous
schooners trading among the Pacific Islands, were
fairly and honestly obtained, under a law of the
Colony known as the Foreign Immigration Act,
but the plain, simple statement of Captain
Palmer, carries with it the absolute conviction
that the "Act" is nothing more or less than
" Kidnapping in the South Seas." The captain
assures his readers in the outset, that the fol
lowing pages are written with the sole object of
exposing the deeds that have been perpetrated
among the beautiful islands of the South Pacific,
bv men calling themselves Englishmen, and
whose transactions have been invariably carried
on under cover of our glorious old flag." He
himeelf appears to be an intensely simple and
single-hearted old hero, often reminding one of
Drake and. the old seamen of Queen Elizabeth's
day ; a man after Mr. Uarlyle's own heart, who
firmly believes that wickedness is the .devil's own
work, who fears his God and honors his Queen,
and who holds that the strong hand of the Exe-
i k..4-?A iAr Ka rtvitntrltt 1 r a-nr Wtzn Tl 1 tt it Twin
j t u iic """" "r"""
evil doers ; and who, holding to all these things
firmly, is not ashamed to say as much in plain
1 i f -i i -r 1:1 a il! 1 1
ana lorcioie xinguou. .anyming ute Hypocrisy
or lying makes him furious.
He is indignant at the cheap sneers launched against our
missionaries, for whom he has au honenl and deep reverence
as for brave men doing a great and good work in the midst of
dangers and privations. To him the missionaries and their
wives are " devoted men and women who are -laboring to turn
the poor heathen from darkness to light and from the power of
Satan unto God." But he none the less has his own idea of
God's work, and likes to see it done sharply, neatly, and
thoroughly, in man-of-war's fashion. He remembers how the
Vigilance Committee "worked at San Francisco, clearing off
the rowdies in splendid style;" and he longs for a similar
committee, which shall make Levuka " too hot for the seedy
villains from the New Zealand and Australian colonies." As
a preliminary to thia happy state of things, and anxious to aid
Mr. Thurston, the English Consul, in keeping order, he in
timates to him that u a good hairy boatswain's mate, and a
couple of quartermasters are entirely at his diaKsal as long
as the Ronario remains at Levuka." When " settling several
little affairs in which the authority of the Consul bad been set
at naught," he had, he assures u, to talk to several indi
viduals in the language of the poets." And to descend to de
tail, we hear that "one man, who was unusually troublesome,
be threatened to take in Irons to Sydm-y, which had the desired
effect of soothing the complaint he was laboring under."
Speaking of the sometimes hasty and ill-considered
action of commanders of war vessels in
the Pacific, the Captain remarks :
" Unfortunately oor men-of-war are too often sent up
amongst the islands to shell some native srttlement in return
for the massacre of a boat's crew, brought about by the
villainy and rapacious cruelty of white traders. Only one
side of the question Is ever beard, and the consequence is that
many innocent people suffer."
Public opinion in England, the United States
and the Colonies, lias at length become pretty
thoroughly aroused to the fact of the real existence
of a system of kidnapping of the ignorant natives
of the South Pacific Islands. The press has done
its duty in bringing the subject to notice, and we
have the satisfaction of knowing that this journal
is recognized in influential circles abroad as hav
ing done its modicum of duty, however small, in
exposing the evil.
But this wretched traffic in men is not yet
stopped, nor will it be so long as the planters
will pay high prices for the stolen labor,' and
the strong arm of civilized governments is not
interposed between the islanders and tho kid
nappers. A good swift screw steamer, with extra
hands on board for a prize crews, and Captain
Palmer for master, would make short work of the
By late accounts we read that the islanders in
some of the groups have organized themselves for
mutual protection against " recruiting and trad
ing vessels. In some cases, the natives are
reported to have removed almost wholly from the
thinly settled islands and gone to more populous
ones for protection. One report mentions that
the 6chooner Donald McLean was warned off
from one of the islands. Failing to go promptly,
she was boarded by swarms of natives, who cut
the rigging and then turned the vessel adrift
Surely, this was a mild revenge when the provo
cation is remembered the kidnapping and carry
ing into slavery of the people.
As a result of, the awakened public sentiment
in the Colonies on this subject, we learn that one
Alexander Longman, master of; the schooner
Challenge, had been tried and convicted on two
charges, for assaulting Polynesians on the high
seas," for that was the form which the prose
cution took. The sentence pronounced was two
years imprisonment for the first offence, and one
year in addition for the second. It was urged by
the local journals, that it would be furthering the
cause of hamanity if the commander of the naval
squadron in thoee eeas should detatch one of his
vessels to cruise among the islands as far south as
the Fijis, with authority to overhaul and examine
every vessel having native " immigrants on
Thia American periodical, but recently entered
upon its second volume, fully maintains its
promise at the commencement. Its illustrations
are in the ' highest order of the art, care
fully drawn and cut and neatly and clearly printed,
and its articles, generally possessing the desirable
quality of brevity, combine the solid with the ram
bling and spicy in a manner that mnke it a most
desirable companion. The managing editor is a well
knownjman of letters, Dr. J. Q. Holland, whose essays
under the nom.de plume of Timothy Titcomb, long
since stamped him as a writer of lire journalistic
talents as well as taste and culture. In his hands.
Scribner't has grown with each successive number
in interest and value, and now ranks at the head of
American periodical literature.
The opening article in the number for October, is
entitled " An Island on Fire," and ia from the pen
of a Hawaiian, Mr. T. Munson Coan, a son of the
Rev. T. Coan of Hilo. In some ten pages or so, Mr.
Coan gives a hurried account of the volcano and
earthquake phenomena of the Island of Hawaii, in
which, however, he does little more than recapitulate
what is familiar to all who live at the islands, and
which has been written about so much that pretty
much all the world has read of it ere this. . With a
perhaps pardonable filial partiality, Mr. Coan quotes
largely from the florid descriptions of Eilanea's erup
tions penned by the " Pastor of Hilo," whom he
declares to be " the most experienced and eloquent of
volcanographers," and who, he says, " has visited
and studied every eruption in the Hawaiian Islands
during the past 36 years. In fact from the frequency
with which the experiences and the observations of the
elder Coan are used in the article, one is inclined to
think that the subject might have been better en
trusted entirely to his hands, moreover as we are told
that he is " the most indefatigable explorer of volca
noes who has ever recorded his observations, and
that, as a Pastor who has a volcano in his diocese,
he made numerous episcopal visits to the eruption,"
and indeed was considered by the simple natives as
"the Bishop of the volcano." Oor self-exiled
Hawaiian gives a pleasant picture of his early island
A quiet little home was oor in Hilo a green retreat em
bowered in the shade of the bread -frnii and the pride-of-India
trees. The banana and the coffee-plant grew before the door ;
the tall shafts of the eoeoaout fringed the near waters of the
biy ; and the bamboo, growing in luxuriant clusters, shaded
the neat while bouse that looked like a New England parson-
age set down in the middle of the tropical landscspe. This
green spot by the sea still represents to me, after a . long
ibsenceV Uat is fresh and bright and tender in an island
The illustrations accompanying the article are
striking and generally truthful representations of
some Hawaiian scenery, especially familiar is that
on page 665, showing the coast of Kona, Hawaii,
from Kailua point.
A deeply suggestive article in the number before
8 i8Was Adam the first ManT ' This article
alone is worth the subscription price of the magazine.
Here we have collated in brief the well-matured
opinions of scientists on this deeply interesting ques
tion, which is now being forced upon putlio attention.
The problem with many is, how are we to reconcile
the truth of the Mosaic chronology with the couclu
sions of science. The writer declares that revelation
and science are reconciled, and we recommend the
perusal of his fascinating grouping of facts and theo
ries to oar reade.3. Here is a specimen paragraph :
Besides the differences in complexion, physiognomy, and
anatomical structure between the various races of men on Uie
earth, there is also a difference in language, wntck, when luiiy
considered, marks a distinction, and presents a dilliculty lu me
attempt to trace back the lines of desceut of the races to a
common scarce. One group or family of languages "form a
class known as the inflectional, and are distinguished from
all others on the face of the globe as the only languages that
are adapted to, and possess, a literature." This ia the property
of the Caucasians. u the sole civilizing race in the world," and
was, doultles, taught to Adam in the garden of Eden. The
other group are monosyllabic, and are destitute of all gram
mar. The nouns have no numbers, declensions, or cases ; and
the verbs are without conjugations through moods, tenses, or
persons. Variation of tone, which in English is but emphasis,
produces in Chinese differeut words, and conveys totally difler
ent ideas. There is not space In this paper to pursue thia
point, and it must be dismissed by referring the reader to Max
Muller and other great masters oi the subject of languages.
Thus, as our author (E. L. Fancher) concludes, it
will be perceived that the grand research into the
career of humanity upon earth is being pursued by
able and learned men from various standing points
and over various fields of inquiry.
8. 8. Nevada at Ssa. Nov. 17lh, 1871.
Capt. J. II. Bletukb Dear Sir: We, die saloon pas-
sengera of your vessel desire to acknowledge our grateful
sense of your kindness toward ua on our trip from the South.
We appreciate your seamanlike qualities, and most heartily
express our satisfaction with the Officers under your command,
and with the efficient management of everything on board.
It is our duty, also, to sympathise with you iu your anxiety
about the recent collision, and to express our conviction that
such misadventure was not owing to any want of care on the
part of the Nevada. w
. Audley Coote, Jas. Bonwick, F. R. G. 8., J R Williamson,
Ttaos Campbell. A 8 Cleghorn, C Campbell Finlay, Henry
James Billing, F Vernega, J R Morgan, J A ScUarfTeDberg, M D
ROYAL HAWAIIAN THEATER
JOIN 1; BENEFIT
FRANK JONES &JARE WALLACE!
On Monday Next, Nov. 20th.
Positively the Last Performance
of the Minstrels,
BT Previous to their Departure on the 44 Comet." JZk
ENTIRE NEW PROGRAMME !
THE BRITISH AND FOREIGN
MARINE INSURANCE COMP'Y,
ACCEPTS RISKS AT TIIE LOWEST
RATES. The clauses In the Policies of tbi Company are
specially advantageous. . TliUO. ii. DAVIES,
THE NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMP'Y
Issues Fire and Life Polities
THE MOST LIBERAL TERMS. ALL
Claims .or Losses settled with promptitude.
nl8 ly T11KO. 11. DAVIES, Agent.
EASTERN II A 111) BRICKS!
FOR SALE Br
C. BREWER & CO.
100 BBLS. ROSENDALE CEMENT.
FOR SALE BY
nlS 7t C. BREWER & CO.
FRESH CALIFORNIA LIME.
For Sale by C. BREWER & CO.
TVOTIFIES THE PUBLIC THAT HE HAS
IK OFKNKO A
Boarding House and Coffee Shop !
On Maunake. Street, below Kin?.'
Meals, IS Cl Tea aud Coflee, IO Cfs. each.
HORSE SHOEING !
AND .-, .
Reduced Prices Tor Cash
THE UNDERSIGNED IS PRE
pared to do any kind of work in his line
Ship, House & Carriage Work !
At his Shop cm the Esplanade.
n!8 lm WM.DUXCAX.
LOOK OUT FOR DIARIES
AND A SELECTION OF flHV GOODS.
EXPECTED-PER MOSES TAT LOR!
At Tho's.'C. Thrum's.
NEW YEAR'S GIFTS
' ' OS -:
SATURDAY U1GHT. DEC. 30th, 1871 !
WE WILL PRESENT A PAIR OF SKATES
in perfect order to each of the TURKE 3) BkST
SKATERS on our Rink.
H. B. No one connected with the Rink will be allowed to
compete for the Prises.
.. . We will also present who ever has
Benght the Largest Xnmfcer ef Tickets from as !
- : r -In the tnterrenlng time with a s , - ,
Ilandisme DaIe Case SllTer Eagliea Pa
teal Sllrer Hantiaa; Watch
TICKETS firing- admission and one hour's Skating;, 25 Cents,
Doors Open at 6f P. M., close at 9 P. M.
nl8 lm WILLIAMS & WALLACE.
Honolulu and "Vicinity.
ISLAND CURIOSITIES, CORAL,
SHELLS, Sec, Ac..,
At Dickson's Art Gallery,
18 lm Ol FORT STREET.
INDIA I1UBBEK HOSE !
".TOR SALE BT
II. nACKFELD ft CO.
THE UNDERSIGNED HAVING BEEN
appointed Administrator of the Estate of the late V ictor
Chancerel of JCwa, -deceased, hereby notifies all persons In
debted to the above estate to make immediate pa jrment. And
aU persons havinc any claims against said estate are requested
to present the same to the undersigned within months from
this date or they will be forever barred. .
YV. C PARKE,
Administrator Estate V. Chancerel.
Honolnln, Wot. 15th, 1871. 18 4t
Public Astronomical Observatory!
LUNAR OBSERVATIONS. PROP. JOHN
O. WOOD again makes his appearance before the poolie
with his powerful Telescope and will giro exhibitions every
evening (Sundays excepted) until after the full moon, lr the
atmosphere is favorable.
Observatory. Csruer Kiag sad Nnnann Sis.
The first three evenings' exhibition will be for the benefit of
the sufferers by the late fires iu the United States. Those who
wish to enjoy a full view of the beautiful scenery of the Lunar
Mountains called the Appenines," which cross the moon's
disc from N. K to S. W., ill be enabled to do so during the
first three nigl.U. The?e will be a book provided for register
ing the names of visitors if they wish.
Admission to each Observation 25 cents. Children, hall-price.
CONSULAR NOTICE !
WILLIAM C. PARKE. ESQ.. HAVING
been, ai the request of the undersigned, appointed as
Administrator of the Estate of the late Victor Chancerel by the
Supreme Court of the Hawaiian Islands, all persons having any
claims against said estate are requested to present the same
to said Administrator, and all persons indebted to said Estate
are requested to pay the same to the said Administrator.
Chevalier de la Legion d' Uonneur,
Consul et Commissaire de France.
Honolulu, Kov. 18. 1871. nl8 2t
LOST, STRAYED OR STOLEN !
FROM PUULOA SALT WORKS
about the 15th of October, 1 VOK.E WORK
ING OXKN, one dark red, the other light
ml wii) wi.il trl n on the back. The finder by returning
said Oxen to Pnuloa Salt Works, will be 11 bet ally rewarded.
.. -f n!8 . '
A DESIRABLE RESIDENCE
IN NUUANTT VALLEY FOR SALE !
TIIE UNDERSIGNED OFFERS
iv::T KORSAAK his property situated in Nuuanu
iMl! Valley on the wert side, between the residences ,
of J. II. Wodehouse and C. C. Harris. The lot contains about
three acres of good pasture land, welt watered, on which ia
located a good, substantial, and convenient Dwelling House,
Stables, aud Carriage House, and all the necessary out Houses
in good repair. 1 here is a never-failing spring of pure water
on the premises ; also a stream of water running through the
and. Any one wishing to purchase a finely located residence
will do well to call and exatniue the above. Teims easy, and
made known on application to . .WH. DUNCAN.
nl8 At his Blacksmith Shop on Ksplanade.
TO LET !
THE HOUSE AND PREMISES ON
KL'KL'l 6TRKET adjoining the residence of Mr. C. 11.
Lewers, and at present occupied by J. W. Wlddificld.
"18)Knquire of HU8Q STANQEKWALD. M. D.
PIONEER MILL, LAHAIIYA.
CAMPBELL Sc. TURTOX, Proprietor.
JkV Crop of Sugar of superior quality, now coming in and
for sale in quantities to suit by -nil
tf. H. tIACKFELD b CO.
TWE UNDERSIGNED. FROM AND AFTER
this date, will issue Bills. of Exchange and Letters of
SAN FRANCISCO, NEW.Y0RK,
LONDON, HAMBURG and BREMEN,
in sums to suit at lowest rates.
Best Commercial Paper discounted on the most favorable
Cash advances made on consignments of Island produce at
the rate of interest of 0 V cent, per annum.
it. HACKFKLD h CO.
Honolulu, November 4th, 1871. nll-tf.
ON AND AFTER MONDAW,
NOVEMBER 13th, the Office of the under
signed will be with Dowsett if Co.
8. O. WILDER,
nil lm. - Agent Steamer Kilanea.
ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST
the estate of P. O. UK LAND, deceased, late of the firm
of HOLISTi-R k HTLAND of this place, are hereby notified
to file the same In this Consulate for settlement, on or before
the first day of Jauaary next ; and all persons Indebted to
said estate are requested to call at this Consulate and pay the
amounts of such indebtedness, on or before the date above
named. C. 8. MATTOON, U. 8. ConsuL
United States Consulate, 1 nil lm
Honolulu, H. I., Not, g, 1871. j - "
The Fort Street Coffee Saloon
HAVING JUST BEEN OPENED IN THOSE
centrally situated premises, formerly occupied by C. C.
Bennett as a news depot, will be kept in a neat and first rate
Cold Lunch provided every day from II A. M. to 2 P. M.
Any article in the Tobacco and Cigar line can be had there
as well as at my store on Queen Street.
37 Calls are respectfully solicited.
nil 3t H. B0LLMANN.
SAMUEL G. WILDER HAS BEEN
admitted as a partner in our house from and after thia
dste. DOWSETT a CO.
Honolulu, November 11th, 1871. nil lm.
t AHVlll JUilULXlilD I
FOR S A f, i:
AT LOWEST RATES
TO SUIT THE TIMES, BY
CASTLE & COOKE.
' CONSISTING IN PART OF : :
gUI'ERIOR BLACK LAMA LACE SHAWLS
A Superior Assortment.
Fine Block Ribbon, No. 4, 5, 6, 9, 12 & 16.
AT REDUCED RATES.
Embroidery for Children's Clothes !
Black and White and Mixed
Ginghams, New Styles I
All Wool Water-proof. Corduroy, Tickings, '
FIXE D0ESK1XS, FINE CRASU, HEAVY TOWELS.
ALSO, Bf LAST STEAMER,
A Fine Assortm't of PRINTS,
Light and dark.
Linen Sheeting and Pillow Case Cotton and linen.
Expected by Next Steamer!
A Fine Assortment of P.quets, Marseilles and Brilliants,
S tri j3 e d Orenadiuem,
Very Cheap and Pretty.
Superior Double and Twist Linen Pant Staffs, Ao-, to., kc.
Samples sent to the other Islands if requested.
EMERSON, CORVILLE & CO.
Saddle Rock Oyster House,
N. 4 IO Plate Street.
SAN FRANCISCO, - -T- - CALIFORNIA.
Sole Proprietors ef the Celebrated " "
San Bruno and Raccoon Straits
WE CAN DELIVER OUR CELEBRATED
New York Oysters in Shell
(The Finest Flarored Ojster In the world)
At Honolulu, during the "Winter Hontha,
. IN GOOD ORDER. '
3?rice Sr.OO aHundred..
. PIAMOSi fZZZZ
HMD TIEUABD TIMES!
3NTJLl: w goods
ii ( mrnniv
II I. ill 11 lift I
All VI XllUJlllilJ
2 Splendid Rosewood Cottage Pianos,
7 OCTAVE AND S STRIXOED, OP THE
4 rerr best Germ so manufacture, they are
Expressly made for a Tropical Climate.
o7 3m . , For Sale bf , . TOKOD. C. FIEtTCK.
THE mmmi LBFE. inSUI.AnGE coj
OF 1ST E
Established Fobrunry 1st, 184ft
XX A. m T XX J3
LARGEST ASSETS, IIVCOJIE,
IVUITICEtt INSURED, AMOUNT INSURED,
PAYS TIIE LARGEST AMOUNT OP IIVlDEXDg
AND HAS THE SMALLEST PERCENTAGE OF EXPENSES.
INSURANCE MAY BE EFFECTED
- 7 BEYOND THE REACH OF
CREDITORS MAY INSURE THE LIVES OF DEBTORS.
PARTIES RESIDING on the OTHER ISLANDS MAY INSURE
WniCn WILL BE SUPPLIED AMD FORWARDED FREE OF EXPESSK.
Printed documents of an interesting
ADVANTAGES generally of LIFE INSURANCE that this Company has to ofkr
supplied Gratis, or forwarded Free of Expense, by addressing
J.-R HELBN, Special Jgerxt,
DILLINGHAM & CO.,
HAVE ON HAND
THE LARGEST & FINEST ASSORTMENT
HARDWARE AND HOUSE FURNISHING
Gr o o d. s ! !
TO BE FOUND IN THIS MARKET. WE MAKE A SPECIALTY OP
Fish. Lines, Hooks and Seine Twines,
PAINTS OF ALL COLORS. IN OIL AND DRY.
WHITE LEAD AN', ZINC.
HUBBUCK'S BEST LINSEED
AM KINDS OP VARNISH, BEST Q, UA L. I TV
ALL KINDS OF BRUSHES IN GREAT VARIETY.
ALL KINDS OF CARRIAGE MATERIAL.
A.11 Kinds of Housekeeper's Goods I
For Carpenters, Blacksmiths, Masons, Builders, Shoe Makers, Tailo
and all Others requiring Tools of any description.
A. J I 1 T
EIOOIIS JUST HECfiMfl !
:r. c. wyliei
OTHEK LATE ARRIVALS.
CRUSHED SUGAR. WESTPHALIA HAMS,
Best Knglisb Pickles,
English Pie Fruits.
First Quality Morth German Ale Brewery Bismarck Quality,
First Quality Ala In casks, q iarts and pints,
First Qualify English Ale ia casks, Ind Coope fc Co.
First Quality Scotch Ale ia casks, Jeffreys,
First Quality Claret Id cases.
First Quality Hubbuck's Zinc Paint.
White Lead, lied Lead, Ocnres, Whitoing, Chalk, Black Paint,
PLASTER OF PARIS, Warranted fresh, at 4 cents
Manila & New Zealand Eope, Wire Eope,
. CALF SKINS,
Fishing Line and Twines, Fish nooks, with a treat rariely
or other goods.
Shortly Expected via San Francisco
A Large Assortmenl ef
ENGLISH, FRENCH & AMERICAN-GOODS
Satiable Tar the Fall Trade.
BESIDES DUE IN ALL DECEMBER
THE CLIPPER SHIP N I COYA
ABOUT 1000 TONS OP MERCHANDISE !
For the undersigned, from a NVedle to ao Anchor, a larre
laotity of English Portland Cement, wbich will be sold
CnBAP FOB CA8H.
. . AND , .
FOR SALE BT THE UNDERSIGNED
WONGA VV0NGA& CITY OF MELBOURNE,
V S ROM
Sydney and San Francisco!
CASES ASSORTED PRINTS,
Quarter Casks Msrtell's Brands,
Quarter Casks Hennessy's Brandy,
Quarter Casks Robin's Brandy.
Casks Teooents celebrated Well Park Brewery Bottled
Ale In pints and quarts. In fine order,
Cases Lemon k. Cart's Fort Wine,
Cases Lemon ft Can' E berry,
Also. On Hand and For Sale I
Fine Light Fherry In wood,
ImaTlile Whiskey In wood.
Beet India Bom,
" - ' . , : Cases Vina Seotdh Whiskey. ' i -
Cases UeOfrauKilloh. Ac, ArC. I
Assorted Dry Goods, ; Etc., Etc.
-.'.. , 4. . . A LSO ' . :
Tahiti Fire wood!
For Bale by the Cord.
W. L. GRF.F.N.
THE BR. BARK GARSTANG
DCK IN DECEMBER NEXT,
FROM NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
HAS ON BOARD
Newcastle Bteam Coal, do. Smithy Coal,
" ' Grooeriea, Bottled Beer. White Lead, Zinc,
' Linseed Oil, Black and Red Paint,
Black Tarnish. Galvanised Corrugated Iron,
Dunville's Whisky in quarter casks,
Msrtell's Brand j in quarter casks,
Hennesvy's Biaody in quarter casks.
. Mareu's Brandy in quarter casks.
Hogshead of Gin. Geneva in cases,
. . bcotch Whisky in eases, Qoar. Casks Sherry,
Fire Bricks, Fire Clay,
WniCII WILL BE SOLD TO ARRIVE.
HEW STYLES OF PEIHTED COTTONS
Received regularly via Panama and 6m Francisco, and ;
for sate by the nadersifoed. ...
30 3m oT 3m W. L. GREEN.
BENEFIT OF MARRIED V,
THEIR HUSBAND'S CREDITORS.
character showing the BENEFITS ASD
For the Hawaiian Islands.
NO. 38 Q.ITKEX STREET. MAKKE'S BLOCK.
95 KING STREET !
AND FOR SALE
OIL, RAW AND BOILED
FIRE INSURANCE C01YIP
CAPITAL, EIGHT MILLIO
DOLLARS IN GOLD.
rmilE UNDERSIGNED ARE PREPsRl
JL to Usue Policies on Fire Risks (with or without tbs
f clause,) on
Plantation Baildlaa; aad Machinery.
Rrlek, Staaa tt XV Jem alert
, Caala, (
Ships la Part, Ac,
On tho most favorable te
ALL LOSSES ADJUSTED AND PAID HE!
For particulars apply at the office of
WALKER a ALUS
c28 lm A rente for the Hawaiian lslao-l
MIIETOY STEAM ENGINE,
SETTS OF CKOUt'ET.
IvOTV & W00(1 ChCSSHlOIl & BOlfd
INrriAL PAPER A.1D KSVELUru, in
60 Cent boxes,
HILL'S & OTHER TOY CLOCK
Musical Photograph Album
PHOTOOBAFU ALBUMS, of all sices eno styU.
rocket and Family IWhlc
' rida H
Children's Ten Pins, aestd. sliest
. . Cottace Book Racks, fsrloeJ !
CHILDREN'S PARLOR GAMES !,;
I a M a, . T tfla I HT
NEW AND BEAUTIFUL tCUOOh
... .-.4 PSI
Eastman's Penman's Assistant, designed w
bow to bold the Pen.
' BlotMnf Covers Writ! "
Raised Maps of Palestine
PmmulM Draw Ins Cards fur Schools.
Mew Style of GUM Paper
NEW & DEATIUFUL CHROMO
Framed and Cnframed.
CHARMING COLORED TOY BOOtfl Choi
THB FINEST EVER SEEN HEBE.
IlPhotoffrapli Albums no c
AUTOGRAPH BOOKS, tA.S3 (
CHECKER ALPHABETS, tomttWf m
FIJTE LEATHEB WALLET PORT-MOS0
BiaU P.mII lioidsrs. a new article.
Porcelain and Transparent B I
Sott8 colored Pencils In Dot
Dice nd Dominoes,
Gold renclla and Fen-
MENTAL PnOTOUK ""-
COLORED CRAT0M W BOXES.
AU Order by Hail Fdkd rromplf-
at ONI AND
.POUND, at .
fDD A LATTOff
. , Cn