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The Pacific commercial advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1856-1888, December 09, 1871, Image 2

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OOXCIVIEH.OI Al.
V RIO AY, DECEMBER S, 1871.
Btic transactions doring be week Iwve been limited,
la great dfnf, to supplying Immediate wants, and our
street hare pmeoled a very doll appearance. The amount
of n;u sod other domestic pro lace Untied at this port baa
ben quae small, but a the mm we generally grinding with,
foil crops, to.- sean may b expected to be a good one. The
weatVrr, that at the time "of our laat report waa quite unset
tle!, ha been very favorable $t the transportation of raoe,
a:ul onr planter hire uken advautage of it to hasten their
perjtoa. Fmoi abroad, the new, while of interest to an, ia
f a more oaurt character tlian has been usual for some time
post, and markets are steady. It ia eatiatated thai the south
ern sugar crop fjt 1871 in the State, win be about 30 per cent. j
greater than that of bst year, aud that a -othern planter are j
extemUuf their operation, that the crop lor 187J win, with I
a favorable season, be large! in excess of that for tlie current J
j
year.
It is reported that the spare vessels of the Webb line, (the
Dakota, ,13A tons, and the Santiaye- de Cbo, 1,827 tons,
both side-wheel vessels with excellent raasenger accommoda
tions) are to be sent around from New Yotk, aa soon as they
have been thoroa-bly repaired, and placed on the Une here
in this connection we woufcl state that the last advices from
Hydoey, received by the Arvada. reported that considerable
freight woo d be offering for the December steamer, conaisticg
principally of wool aud flax if the California market. As the
through freight takes pr cedence, it is sible that the 3o,e
Tjor' freight capacity, on her next trip over, may be fully
taken up by the JVesrasia's cargo. 5Ir Webb cannot put his
aildilkjoai 7 easels on too soon, at Lis ability to create a corn,
merce between the United Stales and line Cok-uies, ha by no
means reachol its limit.
The New York and Boston markets for bides bave shown
unusual activity during the past two months, as we team from
cur eastern exchanges. Large tales of dry hides were made in
October at ZZ&'Jx. ssU per pound, and wet bides at 11(3 13c
per pound currency. Twenty thousand Sandwich Islands
g t skins sold at SO cents probably, ez Syren.
We notice thit the principal manufacturers of nails through
nut the States bave agreed upon a uniform advance of 25 cents
per k-g. The rate is now fixed at $5-50 per keg for lud to
0d, and the range for invoice Iota is $5.M&7 75 for selections.
The oil market was completely unsettled upon the receipt of
the news of the Vxa of this season's catch In the Arctic. The
nominal advance in the prtee of Jfpenn and Polar, waa not so
great as It would 'have been if the Greenland rateb had not
been a very successful one, and the market sotoewnai ue-
pressed iu consequence. Bayers are very cauuwis, preferring j
U wait until the actual deficit caa be made known belore oner- j
tog. UH aa holders are firm, prices are aJvancicg, and we .
bav. nodo...t but that aa advance to one doiux per gallon for
Polar ia established by this time. The supply of bone on hand j
and to arrive this seaauo will barely meet the manufacturers'
ZSZt&jT:Z!2Z'Z2:
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tinned this season will be taken care of by I tie natives aurtr.g
the winter, and be knight by whaleman next summer. We
quite a large A xl is b-iii made up for tbe orlh
PaciOc, and we anticipate a brisk season during loe coming i
year.
Tlie advance in the price of coffje ttiat we noted in a pre
vious Cmmreiat seems tu La ye been predicated upon an an
ticipated Culare of tbe Wesi ImlU'crop. . l-atcr advices show
that I be supply from there wOl be somewhat better than was
anticipated, and liiat price will not touch tbe point indi
cated by speculators. It ia a matter of regret that with all
our advantages of soil and climate we are not able1 to export
Si ore than we do of this staple article.
Tbe following articles of domestic produce bare been re
ceived at this port during the week ceding to-day :
Asa, brtchs 70 Paddy, bags
Cattle, head 13 Bice, bags .'.
Horses...... 4 Hheeji
Mides.pcs 250 riugar.krgs
M olsssrs, bbls tii bags
Uranges 15.000 Tallow, bbls
Potatoes, bags CO; Wood, cords
391
82
33
1,833
154
10
10
Pulu, bales 258
Through tbe courtesy of Messrs. C. A. Williams at Co., we
bave been provbled with tbe following list of vessels loaded at, j
BUMi saitcu iruui, turn viw asiaiwis up m ibv umc im uk uc
part are from there of the C. Af . Ward, November 13th :
At Baker's Island The Ship Xrptumt, loaded 1,843 tons,
resiled August 17ib ; bark Ktntviile, loaded 1.163 tons, sailed
August 2Mb; tup Joiiah L. Hale, loaded 150 tons, sailed
September 2ih ship Sapphire, loaded 1,800 tone, sailed 8ep
lewl'er Atth ship Hrstemger, foaded 1,300 tons, sailed Octo
ber 13lb '. bark Lady Bo wen, loaded 1450 tons, sailed October
2Sih. At flowiand's Island Ship Terptickore, loaded 1,878
tons, sailed September 7th; ship Beau Moud, loaded 1,559
tons, sailed September 15th ; bark OMwinrja, loaded 1,120 tons
sailed October II lb bark Francis, loaded 1,229 tons, sailed
October 23th. At J arris Island Bark Agate, loaded 852
tons; bark .Vary E. Packard, loaded 959 tons; bark
litodelt, loaded 1,251 tons; bark H. C. Wylie. loaded 635 tons ;
bark Emma C. Beals to follow the R. C. iff lie. The weatber
baa been coal at all the islands and work progressed well.
Our auction sales during the week bave been confined to
small hits, with a few samples offend to test the market. We
notice Old Torn Gin offered at $3 per dozen in bond. Old
Scotch. Whiskey at $2 per docen, and few buyers at these
prices. Braody nd sherry wine could not be sold at all.
PORT Or HOJtfOI.TJr.TJ. II. I.
AKRirALS.
3 Stmr Silauea, McGregor, from Hawaii.
3 Hloop Live Yankee, Clark, from Maui.
S Hchr Jenny, Burns, from Kauai.
a ifa-hr Annie. Nika. from Kauai.
3 Schr flattie. Kaapuni, front Kauai.
3 Hchr Fairy Uueen, Kaaina. from Kauai.
3 Schr Moi bleiki. Green, from Maui.
3 Schr Nettie Merrill, Crane, from Maui.
4 flebr Mary Ellen. Sara, from Maui.
4 Hchr Manuokawai, Antone, from Maui.
4 Haw bk Queen Emma, Hempstead, 16 days from
San Fianeisco.
4 Am bktn Victor, A 0 Gove, 29 days from Port
Gamble, W T.
ft Am bktn Jane A Falkinburg, Wn Catbeart, 17
days Irom A.I oris, O .
5 Brit bk Gaucho, J T Hills, 14 days from Ban Fran
cisco.
6 Am schr C M Wrrd,G W Rickman,'24 days from
lowland's Ia.
7 eVhr Luka, Kaai,from TlawaiL
8 flrhr Kin ao, Adaars, from Hawaii.
8 fchr Ka Mot, Davis, from Maui.
S 8c nr Nettie Merrill, Crane, from Maui.
rhr Prince, Hatfield, from Hawaii.
9 Schr Juanita, Dudoit. from Moiokai.
Dec.
DEPART ORES.
DeC
4 Schr Juanita. Dodoit, for Moiokai.
5 Schr Jenny, Bums, fur Kauai.
5 ichr Active. Uopu. for Hawaii.
6 Schr Nettie Merrill, Crane, fur Maui.
6 looP Live Yankee, Clark, for Maui.
6 Schr Annie, Nika, fur Hawaii.
chr Manuokawai. Antone, for Hawaii.
6 Vbr Mary Ellen, Sam, fir Hawaii.
ti Schr Moi Keiki. C r ah, for Maui.
6 Schr flattie. Kaapuni. for Kauai.
6 Schr Fairy Queen, Kaaina, for Kauai.
6 Brit bk Gaucho, llilta, for Yokohama.
8 Brit bk Mary v Edith. Link!ater, for Victoria, B C.
8 Ketch liuaiilo, English, for Hawaii.
A Schr Luka, Kaai, fur Hawaii.
MEMORANDA.
RzroaT or Bbeestisk Victob, Gould, Misteb. Left
port Gamble Nov. 7th. First six days out experienced very
bravy and rooyh weather. Laat sir. flay, out was about 400
miles ntC these islands, during which time had southerly winds.
On the poaaag up from Honolulu the t iclor arrived seven
days anead of the R timer, while tbe latter sailed from Hono
lulu eigwt days before the former.
IMPORTS.
Faoa 8aa Faancifcco Per Queen Emma. Oec 4th : 2 cs
fitationery to 8upreme Court ; 1 case Books to A J Cart
wright ; 4 cs Books, 1 pfcg Charts to Board of Education ; 50
ks Potatoes, 1.000 Posts, 2U0 bbls Lime, 100 M Shingles, 60
bales Hay, 1 bs MJse to C Brewer dr. Co; 1 bx Mdse la Hon
H A Peirce ; 2 bndla Blinds to Lewers dr. Dickson ; ft pkgs
MJse to G S Pinkham ; 47 bndla Rims, 1 case Spokes, 1 bodl
Shafts, 2 cs and 1 bnl Mdse to Dillingham Co ; 100 qr sks
Flour, S pkgssMdse, 1 keg Rireas to Caatle Cooke; 118
Boiler Tohva, 2uiler Heada, 20 pea Pipe, 114 bags Sand. 1
Copper Worm, 1 ba Bolts to T H Da vies ; 0 ca 2ddae to E
Fenard.
Fbow Pobt Gawblk Per Victor. Dec. 4ih: 31,006 ft T
and G Boards. 395.114 ft Rough Boards, 50 M Latbs, 308 M
Shingles to U Hactfetd 4c Co.
Fbow PoBTtaso, O. Per Jane A. FaTlkinburg. Dec 6th
88,649 ft Lumber. 59 bbls Salmoo, 25 bf bbls Salmon. 10 kegs
Dried Apples, 1 bx Cheese, 1 case Hams, 130 bzs Apples to
Castle Cooke ; 6 cs Lard, 2 cs Hams, 'M kegs Dried Apples,
20 sks OiU. 50 bbls Salmon to BoiVea 4c Co ; 200 qr sks Flour
to Ueo C McLean ; 232 bbls Salmon. 31 hf bbls Salmon, 77 cs
Bread to Walker Allen ; 115 420 ft Assorted Lumber to Ha
waiian Government ; 20 Small Spara, 1 bbl Salmon, 1 hf bbl
Salmon. M bxa Apples. 1 bf bbl Cider, 1 bx Cheese, 3 bis
Smoked Salmon, 2 bf bbls Beef to Order.
Fbow Gcaao Is. Per C. M. Wartl, Dec Olh : 220 Emoty
Barrels. 3 tons Guano, lot old Copper to C A Williams 4c Co.
EXPORTS.
Fob VotOHAXi Per Gaucho, Dec. 6th :-
Beef, bbls
Value Domestic ....
30
$500.
PASSENGERS.
Fao 8 Fbahcisco Per Queen Emma, Dec. 4th Capt
F A Barker, G S Pinkham and wife, Hon H A Widemann,
Miss Emma Widemann, Miss Hatty Widemann.
Fbow Pobtlaud Per J. A. Falkinburg, Dec 6th George
Reed, George Pauneeturt.
Fob Toioaiat Per Gaucho, Dec 6th J A Robertson, H
J Franklin.
Fbow Gcaao Is. Per C. M. Ward, Dec 6th Capt Snow,
wife and ctmd. Mr Strachan, Capt Kibling, J Smith, 45 native
laborers.
Fsow Tiidwiid Posts Per Kflauea, Dec. 3d Mis
Richardson. Mr Gibson, Mr Afbng. Mrs Neill and two children,
M George, Mra Wilson, H Corowell, J P Greeu, wi e and chil
dren. Mrs Macfarlane, J C Pfluger, R Lindan, Mrs J E Bash.
Mt Tallant, Miss 11 Beckley, and 143 deck.
So LaiatwA Per Nettie Merrill, Dec. 9th His Ex J O
Damiiua, His Ex F W Hutchison, Revs J F Pogtte, Biahop,
oraes, and Col z B Hpaalmg.
DISD.
D asm a la this rity, December 3d. J. R. Lahobkivi
unit, a aiurt oi v jm nisns, oooue ivunij, iventucKy, iu
the 62d year of his age. He bad resided on these islands since
1844.
Fishsb Ia this city. December 6h.THr,wv Fishbb. a
native of Loudon. England, aged Q3 years. He had, resided on
' these islands since 1837. . .
? RrnwlT In thla tf lv tUmmliM tli air I It Ifnrrm
Stokkt, anattrsof King's County, Ireland, in the 63d year
of his age. He had resided on these islands since 1851.
T3E PACIFIC
Gwrntmerrial SUbertistr.
SATURDAY. DECEMBER 9.
s
A Trans-Pacific Telegraph.
Tbe project of connecting China and Japan
with the United States by meand of a telegraph
cable, and so completing tbe girdle round tbe
earth in forty minutes," is one" that has. been
occupying the minds of tbe great electricians
ever since tlie completion of the link connecting
Europe and the Great Republic. The triumph
ant vindication of the truth of tbe theories ad
vanced when the echerue first attracted the at
tention of capitalists, has placed the question of
the practicability of deep eea telegraphing be
yond doubt, and now, vre who live in the present
age may rest assured that, in our generation, the
electrician in any one of our great business ccn-
I tres, will hold the pen of all nations in Lis grasp,
and Bend intelligence around the wwrld that win
outstrip the hours as they fly.
The question now engaging the attention of
those who are most interested in the realization
of this magnificent project, is tbe route to be
taken in crossing the Pacific ; and to this end,
distances hare been calculated, and soundings
made, which have shown that, from San Fran
cisco to Possietta, Asia, (tho eastern terminus
of the Asiatic line to Jew York, no in opcra-
! tion) via Atcha, Aleutian Islands, will require
0,858 nautical miles of cable, wbile to ine same
point (Pobsietta) via tbe Hawaiian Islands, will
take 8.4G3 miles ; thus showing a difl'erence of
1,005 miles in favor of the northern route. But,
notwithstanding this difference, we are of the
opinion that the southern route has advantages
. . . 1 - rt
jjj wjjj more tlian compensate lor tnC Uincrence
,Q U(x t,,e relja.
. . .
bility of favorable weather to be encountered by
jfie tsquadron engaged in Living the Cable Oil
BOUthcm route, is a very important point,
- ' rr-' -,1, favored.
Deconuiy, ine cnuie mire w
and thence to tbe Asiatic coast would be,
throughout ita entire length, off the course of
I regular trade, nor can wtf hope tliat the future
j will nd it more in the track of the commerce of
i the Pacific. Hence tbe enhanced cost of fitting
out e f ecial supplj chips, and tbe cuttingjoff of
j the line from anj vraj business whatever. By
I taking the southern route the vessels engaged in
the laving of the cable, would be directly on the
line of regular packets between San Francisco
and these inlands, and within a few days Eail of
cither port. Then, the line in successful opera
tion, its mid-ocean station tfould be need by tlie
entire North Pacific Marine, and the amount re
ceived each year for the transmission of messages
each way from the islands would awist very ma-
! terially in balancing the first cost of the addi-
! . , -1 r l 1 . I r
j jQnaj
i.ouu mues oi caoie requireu ior mis
i route. As regards the facilities offered here for
landing a cable, we know that, in tbe course of
soundings undertaken here with the view of as
certaining the feasibility of laying, tbe shore end
of a cable in safety, Byron's Bay, llilo, is ad
mirably formed for such a purpose.
This Government has done all that could be
expected of it to further this route, and has
granted to tbe representatives of two companies
the right to land and work their cables at any
point that may be selected, and we are further
assured that all proper concessions will be made
whenever a line is established.
That a line placing us in telegraphic commu
nication with the entire world would be of great
benefit to these islands, no one, we think, will
deny; and we sincerely rnjpe that, when the time
comes for tho Government and (Air business men
to decide what they will do in the premises, the
action of all will be characterized by a spirited
generosity that will show that we are anxious to
join hands with the pationB that band the world.
The Gazette is correct when it states that one
of the qualifications of an elector required by the
statute, is the payment of his taxes. But in
reading the comments of the Organ which follow,
the impression is created that any one failing to
pay his taxes on or before the last day of Decem
ber, thereby loses bis right to vote at the election
which takes place in February. We bave no
desire to encourage any one in delaying the
prompt payment of taxes, but we are reminded
that the inference apparently drawn by the Organ
is incorrect. At tbe January term of the Supreme
Court, 1870, Mr. Justice Iiartwell gave a decis
ion in the case of II. Thompson vs. tbe Tax
Collector of Honolulu, which puts the subject in
a different light. Mr. Thompson paid his taxes
on the last day of December, and was refused a
certificate that he was entitled to vote, tbe Collec
tor having previously given notice that the last
day of November was tbe limit for keeping open
his office. In ruling that the plaintiff waa enti
tled to his certificate as a voter, the Court
declared .that the duties of the Assessor. &d
Collector were ministerial only, while those of
Inspectors were, to some extent, judicial in their
nature, and not merely mechanical or ministerial.
The Constitution provides that every male subject
shall be entitled to vote, who among other quali
fications, " shall have paid his taxes," and
"'shall have caused his name to be entered on
the list of voters of his District, as may be re-,
quired by law." The decision referred to 6ays
that " If tbe Infpectorc find any names to have
been omitted from the Collector's or Assessor's
list of persons having the legal and requisite
qualifications of voters, they are to require the
Collectors to deliver such persons a tax receipt
endorsed with tbe words, qualified to vote,' and
are to insert such names with those upon the
previous list, upon the Inspectors' list of voters."
Subsequently to tbe rendition of the decision
above referred to, Ii. G. Davis, Esq., paid his
taxes on or about the middle of January of that
year, and tbe Inspectors refused to put his name
upon the list of voters. On application to the'
Court, an order was issued Jan u try 25th, direct
ing his name to be placed on the list, which was
done. -
The doctrine established is, that the right of
the ballot is a high and sacred one, of which no
man can be deprived without due and decisive
action of the law, and that while the payment of
taxes is a prerequisite to tbe exercise of that
right, there is no lawful authority vested in any
official to circuniBCribe the time within which
such payment shall be made, prior to the day of
election.
In OCR issue of the 25th ultimo, speaking of
tbe matter of a subsidy from this government to
the line of steamers between San Francisco and
Australia, we said, "In view of our position, we
are not at all certain that the line would not come
without a subsidy, and with all tbe fees to pay."
That incidental remark, which occurred in the
commercial column, was but the echo of public
opinion in this community. The idea of our
small and poor country undertaking to- place it
self alongside of tbe great and rich communities
c Australia and New Zealand in subsidizing a
line of ocean steamers, has in itself a complexion
almost of absurdity. No one believes that, were
this government to refuse its mite towards mak
ing up the subsidy, that fact would weigh one
feather in drtprmirnn Mr Wrih tn nriartrinn tha
enterprise. The boats, if tbey continue to run,
will without doubt, continue to touch at Honolu
lu to land and receive the American mails and
such passengers and freight as offers. Our posi
tion is such that we can't very well be left out of
tbe programme. The question is, are we in a
position financially as a government, to make Mr.
Webb's line a present of '$25,000 per annum,
simply in order to ape our betters (in pocket) and
to express oar gratitude to tbe line for doinji what
they find it to be extremely convenient to do, and
would do, with out our few thousands 7
Our Government is -extremely prompt on every
posBible excuse that presents itself to fly to the
expedient of a loan. We have previously spoken
freely against the ruinous policy of this small
Government creating a public debt, when the
actual necessity is not apparent. It is reckless,
it is ruinous, it is criminal, thus to heap up a
load of debt, to become the fertile breeder of
onerous taxes upon our successors in after years.
It is the unscrupulous Napoleonic policy of " after
us the deluge."
Very naturally the Gazette of this week disa
grees with tho clear arguments, sound sense, and
temperate language of its corresponaens in
quirer," who writes so ably on the subject of
" Tbe Steamship Subsidy." Bit while disagree
ing with the writer, it wisely refrains from
undertaking the task of combatting his views or
of disproving his positions for the reason,
doubtless, that they are impregnable.
As it appears to be a constitutional or chronic
necessity for our Ministry to run us in debt, anT
as we have no remedy but to protest, and submit,,
let us beg of them to at least expend the money
thus raised in tbe country, upon internal im
provements, and not bag it up for exportation in
the shape of subsidies to foreign corporations.
Thk Holiday ox Mosdat. The public idea of j
keeping holiday in Lionel ul u, appears to have de
cidedly taken a " new departure." From tbe prep
arations it is evident that His Majesty's birtn-Oay
this year will Jbe celebrated with more than usual
eclat. First, there is to be a grand "Mechanic's
Regatta," with no less than nine regular races. The
first is for yachts, of which we hear there are six
entrances. The distance for this race it occurs to us
is rather long, the course being "from moorings,
round the stake-boat, seven miles to southwest of the
harbor entrance, thence round a boat moored off
Diamond Head, and back to flag vessel, to leeward of
bell and spar buoys. This will be about 25 miles
of sailing, and will probably consume a number "of
hours. The time however will befeccupied with the
other races, in which gigs, shore boats, canoes and
whaleboats will succeed each other, the whole wind
ing up with the amusing tub and dingy races. The
yachts are to start at lOg o'clock. The horse racing
on the Plains will be another great feature of the
day's amusemtut?, and we anticipate seeing crowds
there that will somewhat remind us of the days of
yore, when, Honolulu could boast of a Jockey Club
as one of its institutions. The programmes of the
races both on the water and on the land, will be
found in our advertising columns.
A recent case in tbe Police Court, developed
features that suggest the propriety of an amend
ment in the statute respecting the powers and
duties of Police Magistrates. In the case referred
to, a large mass of testimony was adduced, from
witnesses apparently both respectable and credi
ble, but those for each side flatly contradicted
the other. It remained for the Magistrate, by
his decision, to say which of the sides he believed
to bave spoken the truth, and upon which conse
quently must lay the charge of falsehood. Now
under the circumstances we have mentioned, this
was a delicate and a disagreeable task, involving
a responsibility that we hold should not be im
posed upon any eingle Magistrate. In' some
countries, this responsibility is divided among a
bench of Magistrates sitting together, and gpi
others a provision of law exists, where under
certain circumstances of a complex nature, a
Magistrate is empowered to empannel a special
jury to try questions of fact, and tbe plan has
been found to work well. We throw out the
suggestion here for the consideration of our law
makers, whether an amendment in the direction
indicated would not be advisable.
We are glad to 6ee that our energetic Superin
tendant of Water Works has broken ground in
Beretania street, for the purpose of laying pipes
to convey the water out on that avenue in tho
direction of Punahou. We understand that the
four inch pipe is to be laid as far as the residence
of Mr. C. A. Castle, and the owners of property
facing on Beretania street in that part of the
town will rejoice at having a full supply of cool
soft water. The entire city has been wonderfully
rejuvenated and beautified since the introduction
into all its parts of a plentiful supply of water,
and not only has a taste for the beautiful been
developed and encouraged, but the abundant foli
age has grown to be an important adjunct in the
preventing of the spreading of a fire should we be
so unfortunate as to have one occur in our midst.
Many splendid trees and shrubs, grace the yards
of our town residences, and thousands of beaoti-
I ful flowers repay the watchful care of those who
love them.
One has but to visit some of our dry and arid
districts to be fully awakened to the great privi
lege that we in town enjoy in having an abund
ance of water. - The supply that exists in Manoa
valley will, in time, be drawn upon to still further
extend tbe usefulness of our present supply.
"Inquirer" Is Appreciated.
Mr. Editor I have occasionally written for the
' press and again take np my pen to speak in praise
of a communication in this week's Gazette.
" Ikquib.ee " has written a very sensible letter,
. and I think his views will meet the approval of a
large majority of tax-payers.
I am inclined to the belief that the Webb steamers
will not receive the subsidy from this Government ;
the reason for my belief being that I have evidence
which convinces me that His Majesty's Cabinet is
not a unit upon the policy of so doing.
It seems to me that I have heard IxquTBEb "
address a jury, of which I was a member, and I
trust that he has sofneient influence with the Cabinet
i to pat an effectual bar to the proposition to squander
the public money upon a line of steamers, already
receiving assistance in free wharfage and Iw2iow not
what else.
The leader in the Gazette, of the usual "By
Authority " stripe, patting " Isqtjlker upon -the
back, is a gem in its way. I know not whether tha
writer blushed at the thought of praising one of his
own family ; but I can say I did upon reading it
However, as the matter is good, we need not grumble
at the manner, in which we receive it.
-A-iiotlier Incident:. ..
Editor: The " Incident" in your last
Mr.
about a burial from the Queen's Hospital, brought
to my mind rather forcibly a scene that came under
my own observation in the same neighborhood. A
hearse not a hand-cart, but a handsome modern
hearse, emerged from the premises of the American
Hospital, followed at a short distance by a buggy
containing one individual . Slowly passing out into
the street, the buggy passed ahead of the hearse,
and soon both went up and around School street to
wards the cemetery, at a brisk trot. It occurred to
me that it was the funeral of a sailor that I was wit
nessing, and Hood's lines involuntarily came to my
mind:.
w Rattle hta bones, over the stones
Tis only a (sailor), that nobody owns."
Yavkee.
The bark Guacho on
Tuesday last, brought a few P!-
.ulL TJe new. is unimportant. The D. a Murray
arrived over on the 19th, 17 days passage hence
Small pox was prevalent in the cities of ivew York
and Philadelphia, and a large fire bad occurred in
the city of Charlestown, Mass.
lull, witu interest, and free of all taxes. J.
standard.
The new Trime Minister of Austria, Anton Jon
ScnmeSiSrfrepresento the policy of centxalition
kud ofrtbYricUog constitutional liberty, lot this
reason hi is unpopular among tbellnngarians. As
for the CzJcbs and the other Slavonian tribes, be
baa oitu Pre.cd his contempt for them, and al
ways set his head against tbe separatist tendencies
of their leaders. - .....
But though a conservative in politics he is no so
in regard tS ecclesiastical policy, and his appoint.
not be popular with '
well known to be strongly opposed to the Vatican
and to ultramontaaism in general.
The German Arctic navigators have not discov
ered tbe open polar sea, as has been r'U
Wnat they did discover was an open channel be
tween Spitzbergen and Nova Zembla, which it was
surmisedP might possibly lead into opeo polar
sea. If this channel is always free from ice, and ir
it does Ir-ad to an open sea, the Germans may claim
tbe credit of having discovered the true path to
tbe Pole. It remains, however, to be.proved that
this channel was anything more than a temporary
opening of the ice, and that a second expedition
may not find it locked as securely as any other part
of the frozen ocean.
Fbosi Mormoxdom. The flight of Woodward and
Garvey from New York has a parallel ia that of
Brigham Young, who, unwilling, to undergo the ex
periences of a conviction for polygamy, has taken
bis departure, suddenly, for parts unknown, al
though it is giveu out that he has gone to Southern
Utah, leaving his deluded follows behind to look
out for themselves. His departure has created a
great consternation. His lovely family of deserted
wives are of course in tears and mourning, and his
children thus suddenly left without a father to watch
over them, are much to be pitied. We hope Brig
bain will issue, a proclamation, announcing the
course he intends to pursue. We should think be
would be hardly content to remain under the stig
ma of a fugitive from justice, and should think
more of him if like Tweed, he bad the courage to
stay and face the music.
Th attempts ol the territorial delegate, Mr.
Hooper, to induce the administratiou'to go back on
the (jourse it has chosen to adopt, we hope and be
lieve will not prevail. Having decided on this
step, after full consideration, the President will
doubtless fight it out on that line, until he has se
cured tbe full supremacy of the National Govern
ment over all who defy its authority.
Brigham's flight, however, is perhaps not so much
on Account oi the polygamy business, as to avoid an
arrest on the charge of murder, for which warrants
against him have been isautd. This not being a
bailable oifence, he would have to be shut op, and
that would not suit him.
Hawkins, convicted of polygamy, has been sen
tenced to three years' imprisonment and to pay a
fine of $500.
Lossks of I.vsvkaxck Companies. It is still very
difficult to obtain any accurate estimate of the
amount of risks written on the burnt district of
Chicago ; but the pectator, the leading insurance
journal of New York, presents the following which
it thinks will be found approximately correct. Of
course little will be realized of the large sum in
sured in Chicago companies, amounting to nearly
half of the whole:
New York
Pliiladelphia
Hartford, Coon.
Ilostou.... ......
20,000.000
.... 1,600,030
.... 12,000,000
.... 4.000,000
.... 1,000.000
.... 2,600,000
.... 130,000
60,000,000
.... 1,000,000
.... 1,600,000
.... 2,000,000
.... 170.000
.... 1,500.000
.... 200,000
.... 460,000
.... 2,300,000
.... 150,000
.... 1.000,000
.... 4,000,000
.... 160,000
.... 1,000,000
Providence, R. I....
BuRalo, N. Y
l'iltxburg, Pa
Chicago ............
Brooklyn. N. Y
Cleveland, O
Sao Francisro, Cal..
Baltimore, Md
N or w irh. Conn ......
Worcester, Mas.....
Springfield, Mass....
Albany, N. Y
Detroit, Mich
Cincinnati
Foreign
Columbus, O
St, Louia, Mo
9 . .
Toul
...$106,650,000
The following is the salutatory of an Oregon ed
itress : ' We have served a regular apprenticeship
at working washing, scrubbing, patching, dar- j
ning. ironing, plain sewing, raising babies, milking, j
churning, and poultry raising. We have kept
boardera. taught school, taught music, written for
the newspaper, made speeches, and carried on" an
extensive millinery and dressmaking business. We
can prove by tbe public that this work has been
well done. Now. having reached the age of tbirty
six. and having brought up a family of boys to set
type, and a daughter to run the millinery store, we
propose to edit and publish a newspaper, and we
intend to establish it as one of the permanent in
stitutions of the country."
Gen. Wimpffen. who commanded at Sedan, saya
of Bismarck : ' This nnequaled diplomate ex
presses himself with great facility and elegance,
even in a foreign language. Every word be says
seems t be carefully selected as the best for at
taining the object with the least difficulty. I have
seen him twice under very critical circumstances,
and on both occasions he gave me the impression
of being the most astute and-dangerous man lever
met. Though as inflexible as Mollke himself, be
can suit his manner and tone to the occasion ; by
seeming Grst conciliatory, and then unyielding, he
drives his adversary from hope to despair, and thus
ascertains exactly what is the utuiost.he can hope
to obtain from him."
NOTICE! .
mHE POSITION OF PURVEVOR TO
Ja the QD KEN'S HOSPITAL being vacant, the Executive
Committee will receive applications f.r thac place and request
parties applying to state what ezperit-nco they have had, if
any, in hospitals and dispensaries, also thevr knowledge of the
Hawaiian language and their other qualifications.
Applications received up to the 16th of January next will
have due consideration. Per order
d9 fit P. A. 8CHAEFER, Secretary.
NOTICE !
ASTRAY BRINDLE COW WITHOUT
. horns, and a ETKKR 3 years old marked with an O and
another unknown letter have been running on the Ranch of
the Nuuano Dairy about 3 yean. The owner1 is requested to
prove property and pay charges, or forfeit the cattle.
dO 2i THOMAS EILVA.
GOOD TEMPLARS' BALL.
ON THE EVENING OF DEC. 11th
1871, the
Anniversary of His Majesty's Birth-day !
There will be a
PublicBall!
IX AID OF THE FCXD OF QUEEN EMMA LODGE,
I. 0. G. T, AT BCFFUM'S HALL.
TlcUets, 01.00. J2 2t
. SPLENDID DIORAMA
Superior to anything cf the kind ever
Exhibited here. m
THERE WILL BEEXHIBITED IN THE
ICK CUE AM SALOON beneath Buffum's Hall, on
MONDAY, . . - - DECEMBER 11th.
HIS MAJESTY'S BIRTHDAY,
and daring the week, between tbe hours of 9 A. M. and 10
P. M., a beautiful DIOB.A31A of .
Pietnres and Photographic Views of Ludseape,
Battle Yields, and principal Cities of Europe, America
, . " and China. ; '
BCENS IN NATURAL SIZE !
Price fAdmlowI. Fifteen Ceata. Children,
- It
llair-Prlee.
Now Opening ! .
New Coffee Saloon I !
New Billiard Saloon ! ! !
THK CNDRRSIGXED TAKES PLEAS
URE la notifying; his many friends and toa public in gen
eral, that ha has taken those large and commodious premise
No. 24 Maunakea street, known aa Liberty Hall for
Coffee and DIMIard Saloon.
The business will he carried on strictly respectable footing and
only trmp-rance drinks will be snl I. Lunch can be furnished
to picnic parties, arc, on short notice, and at the most reason
able term.
.19 St LOUI3 KAHLB IV U, 24 Maunakea Street.
ASSIGNEES NOTICE.
WOO KAUAt CO., HAVING MADE AN
assignment tho te nndersiffned of all their property
fcrtbe been-fit of their creditors. A U persons baring; claims
against the said arm of WOO BLAO s Co. are hereby requested
to present them to tbe undersigned, and all those) indebted
to the same are requested to make payment to
1m H, HACKfRLD at CO. Assignees.
Honolulu, Dec. 8th, 1871.
MECHANIC'S REGATTA
IN HONOR OF HIS MAJESTY'S BIRTHDAY
Initt the PatrsBtge of His Ex. Governor DomlBls,
TO
TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY, DEC. 11th.
JUDGES. ..CAPT. J. M. OATAND CAPT. WM. BABCOCK
rMPIRE CAPT. WAKEMAN
S::::::::::: ce
committee:
G. LUCAS, Chairman S Mesars. P. McCORRISTEB, D QCIN
TIN, K. HARRISON, K. CORDY, 3. BOLAND.
First race to start at 10:30 A. M. For yachts, time for ton
nage allowed ! first prix. a silrer cop valued at $60 ; second
prise, a airer cup valued at $30 if 3 start entrance $2 60.
Second race to start at 11:30 A. M-, for boats polling 9 oars
witn eoxwain j first prize, $2e s second prite offered, valued at
10 if Ore start entrance one dollar. .
Third race to start at 12:30 for all canoes ; first pnxe $20
aecoud prise offered valued at $10 entrance fifty cents.
Fouatb race to start at 1 o'clock. Gigs pulling 6 oars, witn
eoxwain first priae, ailver medal, valued at $60 second priae
tlStve enter. ,,, ,
Fifth race to start at 2 o'clock. Bhore boats palling one pair
of sculls ; first prise, $20 ; second prise offered, valued at $10
it five enter t entrance fifty cents.
Sixth race to start at 2:30 P. M. for whaleboats pulline; five
oars with steersman ; first priae $60 ; second prlxe offered,
valued at if five entei -j entrance $2.00.
Bsventh race to atart at 3 o'clock. Shore boats pulled by
youths not exceeding 20 year of age, two oara with eoxwain $
first prize valued at $20 ; second prize offered, valued at $10 if
five start ; entrance, fifty cents.
Eighth race to start at 3:30 P. M. Tub race (jteel allowed);
prize valued at $10 ; entrance 26 cents,
Mnth race Gig and Dlcgy to start at 4 o'clock. The bow
oarman or the Gig to catch the man in tbe Dingy In lepinutea.
Prize valued at $10 ; entrance, fifty cent.
ROLES.
Yachta to carry any sait they please, and to carry a distin
guishing flag at the mast-iiesd to be named at the time of
entrances to start from moorings head sail down. Time al
lowance, half minute per ton.
Kowina- Boats to carry a distinguishing flag at the bow to
be named at time of entrace and crews to be dressed alike.
The decision of the Umpire to be flnaL
Entrances will be received by any member of the Committee
until Suuday the 9th at 2 P. M.
Through the kindness bf Captain Cathcart, the floe barken
tine Jane A. Falkingburg baa been obtained for a flag Vessel.
More Scratch Prizes will be offered if all races are not filled
np, and time allows.
Kelrshwenta en Board
Terrestrial & Astronomical . Telescope
FOB SJILE I
flOTAL L.EXGTII, FOUR FEET 3 INCHES
M. Diameter, fowers from aboot 1 to 250 Times.
For information, apply soon to q
HORSE-SHOEING
AND
General lUacksmitliing
mi
THE UNDERSIGNED RES-
pectfully informs the public, that he has etaj
liahed himself at Wailukn. Maui ns
v U the above business, and hopes by
Promptness and. Strict Attention to Work!
Placed in his hands, to merit a abare of patronage.
HENRY C. SHELDON.
Wailukn, Maui, Dec. 6, d9 lm
CHRISTMAS SHOW
-OP-
FAICY iRTIClES AID IKK HIS !
Ate., . Stc Sict
Suitable for Christmas Presents.
In ny Desirable Quantity. For Sale at
THEOD. C. HEUCK'S. FORT STREET.
d 3t
RICE, RICE !
Cleaned Rice from Eoloa, Kauai,
constantl.it on hand.
for sale in quantities to suit
purchasers at
U9 lm P. A. SCHAEFER & CO.
VIENNA
BOOTS AND SHOES!
MADE TO ORDER,
IN-
JLsirgc Variety of Styles
1TVR SALE AT
1 d9 lin F. A. SCHAEFER Ac. C'a.
THEOD. G. HEUCK
OFFERS FOR SAliE
JXJST RECEIVED
FROM
GEMMY, EIGLAID MD FRAME.
ALSO, EXPECTED
PEE-
GERMAN BARK EMIUE I
VIA 8AN FRANCISCO, ..
GOODS SUITABLE FOR
AMaIa trades.
DRY GOODS, HARDWARE,
CROCKERY, CUTLERY, HOSIERY,
8ADDLERY, PERrUIIERY,
trC., Ice, Ac.
And Direct via. Panama !
EXPECTED;
Cases Pri at, ClilHs, -
White and Dark Grennd Prists,
Tweeds, Cassiaieres aad Cloths,
White and Brtwa Long Claths,
Boats aad Shaes for Ladles, Gents aad Children,
Denims, Brilliants, aad .
NTJ1EEE0TJS OTHER ARTICLES STJIT-
- .able far ihm Trade. -
COUNTRY DEALERS
Are partioalarly la rites! la exasnlae
say Stack tefare Parcbaalas
liewhere ; '
THEOD. C. HEUCK,
d9 3m . TORT STREET.
WM. COBBITT, "
San VrancUco.
r Dosalb MAOLKaT,
2 KSSHKTB MaCLKAT,
C Portland, O.
COSBITT & HACLEAY,
Importers, Wholesale Grocers and
Commission .Merchants,
Shippers and Dealers of Oregon Produce.
SAN FRANCISCO I
Oflee lOS Calirarala Street.
PORTLAND, OBKGONl ;
1 3 aas 1 5 Frsat, aaa 1 0 k 1 8 First Si.
airratscrsj
W. C. Ralston, Esq.. Bank of California....... .Ban Francisco
Obas. deRo, Kq. President S.F. Jt P.ougar Co. San Franrtasa
Messrs. Cross fc Co - -n francisse
Messrs. Lartd Jk Tilton, Bankers " !?
Bank af British Columbia Fort and, Oregon
Messrs. L. Goldsmith Jt Co Portland. Oreoa
Corbitt, Failing Co Portland, Oregon
Messrs. Bishop Jt Co, Bankarf Honolulu
-Ceaala-aaaeataeF PresliieeSellef te.
a22Vn -
THE MUTUAL LIFE inGAtJGG tyj
XX.t9k.J9 THJ3
LARGEST ASSETS, IJVCOJ1E,
.NtfJIBEK INSURED, AMOUNT INSURED,
PAYS THE LARGEST AMOUNT OP IIVinE.ty
AND HAS THE SMALLEST PERCENTAGE OF EXPENSES,
... . , . f
INSURANCE HAY BE EFFECTED - BENEFIT OF MARRIED WOKfl
BEYOND THE REACH OF THEIR HUSBAND'S CREDITORS.
PARTIES RESIDING on the OTHER ISLANDS MAY INSUR
supplied Gratis, or forwarded Free of Expense, by addressing
J! R. HEIiEISr, Special Agen
o7
His Majesty's Birthday!
m 1
-v.rn IPrra:
TO BE HELD ON THE ANNIVERSARY
of His Majesty's Birthday, on
THE OLD RACE COURSE KULAOXAHUA !
Monday, 11th of December, 1871.
a- -
. STEWARDS I
' r Ilii Excellency J. O. Domiois, Goreroor of Oatin )
Captain John sleek, Joseph R. Helen, Ksq.,
John Camming, KiQ-, J. L. Richardson, JCsq.
K. H. Boyd, Esq.
JUDGE. O. Waller, Esq,
CLERK OF THE COCR8E ....J. I. Dowsett, Eq.
STARTER : J. 8. Lemon, Esq
PltOGIlAMME.
MAIDEN PL ATE-r Fifty Dollars.
Entrance fir dollars, to go to tbe Fond ( weight, 120 !ti
Open o all horses that hare not won an advertised race. . lia
tance one mile.
KING;S BIRTH-DY PLATE, $100
Witti sweep-stakes of lire dollars eaeh, to go to tbe second
horse. Weight, 112 lbs. Entrance firs dollars distance two
miles.
HURDLE RACE Seventy-five Dollari.
With sweep-stakes of five dollars added, over eight flights of
hurdles. Wtl-bt, 164 Ifci distance two miles. Mitrance Are
dollars. . "
HACK RACE Twenty-five Dollars.
With sweep-stakes of two dollar added, for all horses win
ners at this meeting excepted distance one mile. Catch
weight Vast entries.
CONDITIO NR. ,
The decision of the Stewards in all disputes to be OnaL Mo
person to enter a horse unless a subscriber of five dollars to
the race fund (Hack raoe excepted). Cwrrerl Jeckey
Coat Man) insisted pK.
HJT Entries for the above events, enclosing the entrance fee,
name of the horse and owner and color of the rider, will
be received by the Strwnrd at J. S. Las,, Com
mercial Hotel, Honolulu, until 8 o'clock P. M. on Friday the
8th of December, 1S7L '
N. B. No entries received after the boar specified ai. ier
any pretence whatever. - 12
" THE HAWAIIAN
AN ASSOCIATION OF GENTLEMEN.
Resident of these lalsnds, propose to Issue on MONDAY,
JANUARY 1st, 1872, the First Number of a
Monthly Journal,
To he known aa "THE HAWAIIAN. The tone
of the Journal will be Literary, and be more particularly
devoted to tbe dissemination of Home Literature, Poetry,
Historv and Science. Iu LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS embraces
a large share of the talent of the Inland, and the projector of
the enterprise ieel confident that Iney win ne aoie to lurnisa
food for nleasant thousht as well as amusement each month.
A column will be devoted to the Lover of Che., and the
Editor wllL be happy to receive communications on subject of
interest rrom any who may Ieel ataposea to eoomouie.
TKKMSi For a 8inelecopv to any inter-island address.
9K50 per annum. Foreign, 2.00 per annum; both paya
ble in advance. Subscribers in tbe United Bute can remit
two cent II. fL P. O. BtamDS in navment of Sutwcrintion.
Communication and Subscription received at the Office of
BUck k Atld, Publishers, or Box 110, P. 0.
d2 Honolulu, H. L 4t
REMOVAL.
T BEG LEAVETONOTIFr MY FBIESM
JL and the Public in Osneral, that this day I have rrmovea my
Tobacco and Cigar Storo to No. 44
FORT STREET.
where I shall sell at lowest possible rate all the article in my
. . . . .wV
line, f lease call ana examine my iarxe na ...unou
d2 4t H. BOLLM ANN, 44 Fort fetrset.
AUCTION NOTICK !
A PROPORTIONAL CHARGES OF THE
necessary expense Incurred for advertising A action Bales
will, aa heretofore, be charged to all consignor of Merchanaise
to be sold at Auction, received before or after ucn advertise
ment are Issued. - ' J Auctioneer.
STEAMER KILAUEA.
ON AND AFTER MOHDil.
NOVEMBER 13th, the Office of the uouer
.igned will be with DowseU
. Agert Steamer Kllaaaa.
nil lm.
EXCHANGE.
THIS CNDEBSICNKD. FBO AD A
this date, will issue Bill of hange and J
FTCR
Letter f
Credit on
SAN FRANCISCO, NEW YORK,
LONDON. HAMBURG and BREMEN,
in sum to suit at lowest rate. , . favorable
Best Commercial Paper discounted 00 tbe aaost urorsow
"Vh advance, made on eonrigneut. of bJand at
the rat of interert of 9 m- per craJ k bo.
Honolulu, November 4th, 1871. oll-tf.
FORT STREET
COFFEE SAIiOOlVX
CVT HAVaNO MADE TBB p.
mm necessary arrangement to
supply
WARII AND COLD UTNCH !
" At all Hr f F'
N. pain. wllLb spared t give M "'" WlU
be pleased to give soe a call. -c3
4t n. BOLLMAK. 44 Fort Street.
1. a. MiaaiLL.
J. C MERRILL & Co.,
Commission Herchaats and Auctioneers,
204 and 206 California Street,
San Francisco.
ALSO, AOKNTS OF THR
San Francisco and Honoluln Packets.
p.rttmilarattentionaiven to the ai and purshase of mar
thandlse, shlpi' buslne,appling whaleahlps, negotiating
g7 All freight arriving at Baa Franelseo.by or to the Be
nolo! a Line of Packets, will be forwarded raaa or oomximiob.
CT ExchAOge on Honolulu bought and sold. XI
' acritREJiosa
Messrs. C. L. Richards A Co. ................. ....Honolulu
" H. Hackfeld A Co
. " , C. Brewer A Oo.... .- '
" BUhop A Co.
Dr. R. W. Wood
Bon. X. B. Allen
D. C. Waterman. Kan
d2 IF
OF1 1ST E W YORK,
tabliaod Fobr xxaxT-y lt, 18 4
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CREDITORS MAY INSURE THE LIVES OF DEBTOR a
I
FROM UL.AMC8,
WHICH WILL BE BCPPLIKD AND FORWARDED FRKK OF KXFKNSf.
Printed documents of an interesting character showing the BENEFi?5 '
ADVANTAGES generally of LIFE INSURANCE thdt this Company has to &t
r
u
For the Hawaiian Iilandi. D
NO. 38 QUEEN STREET, MAKEE'S BLOCK.
c:
NOTICE
JUST RECEIVED
-- B
EMOUITEJ cS Co ,
i
AND FOR SALE AT J
EXTREMELY LOW PRICE!
A Full Assortment of
I
24
WINES, SPIRITS, ALE
&c, &c &C,
AS FOLLO W S : E:
gjTKNNESSY'S BRANDY.) CASE AXjy
MARfELL'8 BRANDY, J Cii
STONE JUG GIN,
LARGE, MEDIUM AND SMALL SQUl'
BOTTLE GIN, JQ
IRISH WHISKEY, SCOTCH WniSKH
a
BOURBON WHISKEY,
ill
2;
OLD TOM GIN,
FINE LONDON DOCK PORT akd SIIEi" 7 ,
WINE,
DUFF GORDON SHERRY, ST1
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CALIFORNIA PORT, ANGELICA V .
WHITE WINES, j I
GINGER WINE, J
CUTTING A CO'S CHAMPAGNE CIDFIJ
VARIOUS KINDS OF BITTERS, Jhi
Full Assortmont of .
HXm FINE UQUEUB&S
CLARETS OF ANY KIND AND BRaV
IlelclHieel.: Cliompnffn',,,.
- til
. IN PINT AND QUART U
IND COOPE At CO., ' ,
JEFFREY'S AND
OERMAI
Blood, Wolfe & Co.'s and Macheffcl
Mag
PORTER !
IN FISTS AND QUARTS, Ac, Aa., A., As.
A
CHEAP POK CASH
it lm
UNDERSIGNED AGENT1'
Arjw
TH1
HAHBDRG -BREUEty
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irJSURAriCEI COMPAQ F
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ABE ACTHORIIED TO ISfUE Pfl,
C1ES ON FIRE RISKS IN Till ,
PLACE
(With r without it Arerftf Qanf)
y . . -
PREr.iiur.i as lov;
At any other Insarance Company rfp ,"
aenUdhere. Tbe
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and rollcias are open ftar lapotla-
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