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FRIDAY, DECEMBER ii, 171.
Or inter-i.lao.1 trade .lurir the wek h a food deal
Inlrrniftnl by the prealnce of strong- suthwly wiodt, that
hare prii-l our ro" '""" !"'' hrr domestic
c bare r-wrrd lint of Aotralian and New Zealand pa
pet per Ae'ia arried oo Ihe lTth , with olonlil
dale ep to lb J6h of November from Sydney, and December
21 from AarkUn.1. From oar excbn; we ixite !) K-ix-ral
markets I br quite actlre, bnl f lomt ori.laiued reao
Hawaiian uz.ir dor not seeiu to oort wiih a due apprecialioo
I ii eerllnre. We clip the fJIowin Irutn Auckland :
fii aala There have If a imported duriiif the mon'.h
D-artT 4,000 pkf sagar. aouiesbere abool a three weeks'
uptly. awl ei pricra he rol been at all saiorted. The
hriiip 317 bor.lrUwrifhl reflmd afr. Mauritius
fcae brn (J at auction as f Jlows . r In bite crystal
(iKWlrp) in amall mats, 4a4i-l per hiim1 in bwod ; flrst
wUiie.eiul l' KyJiiry 4 oapn' 1C, in aiuall mat. 4d per
r-cn.1 m b -i i J-y Coniuy'a 1C, 4H prr pott. M in bond.
Theoe.lr lluo. Ulu ug r ia aujck are browns, and quite un
saleable at prei.t. Fiie y-UW crystals U ail descriptrons
are scrr. The clearances (f II C- r October uiontn were
.17 WW 1-pun.U. e .U..t Australian lira Mined white at 4.1
p.'r uouwi in bond Mauritius while suowdroi a, 4fl per pound ;
Jl.it. tt white, 4.1 yr poonH. The finest yellow crystals at
:tl cl.tio counters. SJ.l, aud all utb-r. Maunuos. fro
S id per pr-und in bood. Cruli-d i-mt suft-ar ia worth ijJ per
pound in bi.d. UoooluJu, Ufarii J per pound iu booL
We hare beard it staled that the commissions charged in
colonial porta fc,r MtUnar. A c.are exorbitant, and that unk-as
they are materially relo jed, conaijunienta from here cannot
be u-ale to any advantage to Ihe shipper. However, as trade
increases competition wtll unduabledly set tu, and establish
cheaper rabjs for brokerage.
The subsidy question seems to have assumed such a phase
wiih our thern nei;hbor, as to lead us lo presume that
Sydney will bt k-ft cut in ihe cold, until such time as she sees
fit lo pay UjT having the Wrbb line touch at her jort.
The rumored reriral nf the Hall line from New Zealand to
Sua 1 rino-co prxbuMy originates with toinetM wiih wjtoia
the wuih is father to the thought Mr. Webb has pro'jsbly by
this time aecured the deaired $ J00.G0U Iroin the Auatralbm
fiorernmenta, an.1 in a aliort tiaie we may expect lo ate addi
tional Teasels of hia line in oor harbor.
Aprr.pr4iof lUe Aoatralian line of steamers creating traffic
between t!ie ccAntue and these Macds, we End the following in
the S. F. Uuieli of a tote date. We may add, however,
that the importation of containers for our sugars ia yet an ex
lrirornt. and as au. li will retnaio undecided until alter Ihe
barrvU hare been thoroughly tried, it being well known that
the majority ol J'tw Zealand woods suitable otherwise tr the
purpoae, are strongly aromatic.
Th-r has lately occurred in New Zealand, an apt and strik
ing illustration of Ihe manner iu which intercommunication
beta-ren two peoples (lers and creates trade. I'revioua to
tlie establiabmeut of the Webb line of steamer , there was but
little intercourse between I lie Swdwich Islands and the above
named eotuny, and consequently, it never occurred lo the New
Z-Und c4onisls that they had iu their forests a product
which might be utilized for an important industry and a re
munerative trade. Iu Honolulu there eaiats an annual demand
for about ljO,mi barrels, in which the sugar grown oo the Ha
waiian laLintls ia exported. These barrels have hitherto been
sent frout liostoo, ar-wnd Cdpe Horn, and it occurred to a Mr.
Kailey, an enterprising citizen of Auckland, who learned Ihia
feu-l from one of ths) pasiengprs by the mad steamer, that New
Zealand was more favorably situate lo supply this market
than Hoatnn. He tried the experiment at Oral with a small
cooii;nnieit aenl by Ihe mail ateamer. and Sliding it satisfac
tory, made aucceaairely larger and larger onta. So gxl are
Ihe prnwiwa of this traJe, tiiat Mr. Uailey is now erecting in
Auckland premises with powerful machinery, so that the pro
duction of Ihe barrels may be aa cheap aa possible.
While we cannot rejoice at any trade leaving our cnuctry fr
another, the inexorable laws of commerce will always lead
cauieaa Into the cheapest market. Lnless Boalou can auppiy
these sugar-barrels at as low, or lower rate than New Zealand,
the citizens of the Hub must be content to see Ihe business
take a new direction. New Zealand, by this trade, will get a
return in Ihe outlay it so boldly aaaumed, as tbe first of the
Australian colocia-s to aubal llze Ine new route, and the press
of Auckland predicts that ere long Iber indoairiea will l in
troduced, which will owe their origin to 'tie channels fur trade
opened bp by these mail steamers.
We copy from tbe Alia, the following aa to New York mar
kets, November 27th :
III DCs Firm. Dry, 2ia22Jc Salted, lhSUJc.
Oil Active, tendency upward: 8 perm, $1.&&&160; Win
ter Eleached, $1.65:1.70 ; Whale, 80c Winter Bleached, 85c.
Wool Steady. Spring, fine, 24.240c; hurry, 2&233c;
pulled. 3830c FaO, CaUf'nia, 2SM)c i do. burry,
Cold in New York, November 27ih, 110J.
Tbe following articles of domestic produce have been re
ceived Awa, bnrhs 100 Tutu, bales... 3
Catile,he.id 2H Rice, bag 303
Corn, bail 64 tfugar, kegs 1,&3
Skins, pea... 155 bags 64
Hides, pea 240 iheep 29
Molasses, bM lod Tallow, bbls 3
l'olal.i, bagi... ...... 11
PORT. OP HOXJOX.TJX.U, H. I.
Dec. H PTuop Live Yankee, Clark, from Haul.
lo Am bk D C Murray, P P Shepherd, 19 days from
17 Am aimr Sebraaka, I Harding, 15 days and 12
(ours from Auckland.
14 Brit t.k luke of Edinburgh, 11 E Mill, 61 days from
Newraatle, N S W.
14 tchr Annie, Nika. from Ilawaii.
1'J Schr Nettie Mernll, Crane, fn.ui Maui.
19Hrbr Mary Ellen, Sam, from Ilawaii.
2i schr .M Fellow, Weal, from Hawaii.
1," S 3 frigate Caliioruia, J M B CliU, 24 days from
21 chr Waiola. A la pal, from Molokai.
Schr Jenny, Burns, from Kauai.
11 Schr Ilaitie, Kaapunl. for Eaual.
10 Axn schr C H Ward,Rickman, for Guano Is.
21 Stmr Kilauea, McOrexor. for Kauai.
'ii Skiop IJve Yankee, Clark, for Maui.
Schr Mary Ellen,' Sam, fur Maui.
2-J Schr Pauahi. Reynold, for Ilawaii.
21 Schr Nettie Merrill, Crane, for Maul.
Fao-o Sas Faascisco Per D. C. Murray, Dec. 16th : 12
cs Oil lo U.illes dc Co ; 1 bale Hops, la cs Drugs lo Geo C
McLean ; 1 bx Acids, 1 bx Drugs, 1 bx Soap to E Strehx 6c
;o ; 20 cs Bread, 10 bxa Bread, 70 tins Crackers to II May ;
101 sks Bran, C9 sks Oats to Judd Lay ton ; 2 cs Marble, 1
case Grates to II A Widemann 5 19 cs Mdae to Hyman Bros t
200 qr sks Floor, 180 sks Bran, 100 sks Oats, 21 pkgs Gro
ceries loll G Mrlntyre & Bro ; 1 bale Twine, 1 tin Matches,
rii5 sks Bran, 2,000 IMsta, 800 bndls Shingles, 200 bbls Urn- to
Walker A Allen ; 11 bndls Bag to Chulan Bro ; 1 case Mdae
t i II 31 W hitney ; 18 pkss Dry Goods, 1 pkg Samples, 23 cs
Tobacco, 2 ca Stationery to M S Grinuaum St Co ; 14 pkgs
Householl liorals to Mrs G T Wundenburg ; 14 pkgs Mdse to
.lodge Mr Bride; 1 pkg Mdae to W I.Green; 3 cs Mdae lo
DilliiiKham & Co ; 4 pkg Mdse lo J II Black ; 4 cs Powder
l Castle it Cooke ; 1 pkg Mdae to C Brewer Ac Co ; 7 tons
Ice, 60 bx Apples, 1 keg Whiakey, 1 keg Butter, S ca Port
Wine, 2 Mia I. wood r having. 9 bxa Candy, GO tons Sand, 3
kps Garden Seeds, li aks Otuoos, 3 bags NuU, 14 pkgs Sun
dries lo Order.
Fwow Ftdubt awo A ccx L 1 kd Per Nebraaka, Pec 18th t
3 J kegs Butter, 3 pkja Mdse to A 3 Cleghorn 5 150 bars
Iran, 3 csks NuU. 1 case Mdae, 10 cs Brandy. 28 cs Geneva, 8
cs Opium, i bales leather, 1 pkg Stationery to T II Daviea ;
2 qr cska Brandy to R Gilliland ; 1 pkg Saddlery to P Dai ton ;
1 pkg Leather 10 J R W hitmore; 1 bx Mdae to C Ierby ; 4
kegs Butler to T C Ueuck s 1 Package to J Barnard ; 30 ca
Gin. 20 cs WhUkey, 1 had Rum, ft qr csks Brandy, 34 kegs
Butter, 24 tuba Butter, ft pkg Butter, 43 bags Arrowroot lo
Tkro-ngk frtitjkt for San Francisco t 727 b-0es Wool,
81 bales M.eep Skins, 211 csks Tallow, 353 bales Rope, 28 (eg
Butler, 8 ca Plants, 1 cak and 2 cs Seeds, 19 pkgs Sundries.
Faow Newcastle, N. 8. W. Per Duke of Edinburgh,
Dec. l&ih : 50O ions Coal 10 Agent Steamer " Ki aoea."
Fo Giaao Ia. Per C. M. Ward, Dec 19th :
Beef. bob. 40' Cordage, pkg
Bread, cak. .......... ftMoiases, galls.........
Chemicals, txs... 4;Paiai,bbl
And Sundry Small Stores.
Value Domestic.. $1,231 Foreign $538 84.
Fboh Saw Faasrisco Per D. C. Murray. Dec 16tb D
MeBrydeaod wife.S N Castle, J C Clnney. L McGrew, G 8
Kingold. Geo S Burns, Mrs Wundenburg. Miaa Lena Wunden
burg, Jas Sands, P II Tripp, and 3 Chinese.
Fob Gi o Is. Per C. M. Ward. Dec lClh Capt Kib
ling. Wm Young, G Holme, W II Foy, A ntooe Hugo, 44 la
borer. Fsow Accklamo Per Nebraska, Dec 18th 1 Chinese,
and 75 passengers In transitu for San Francisco.
Fire at Paukaa, IIUo.
IlrLO, Wednesday December 13. 1371.
To the Editor of the Pacific Commercial Advertiser :
Dkak Sir: A Tery serious mishap befell Mr.
Chunghoon's plantation at Paukaa thia morning.
Soon after 8 x. a email native bouse took fire,
and some sparks falling on tbe trash bouses, tbej
also took fire, and the wind being strong from tbe
land, all of them, three ia number were consumed
ia a very- short time. Two of these bouses were
full of trash or rind, and just at this time of tbe
year a worse misfortune could scarcely bare hap
pened. It is a loss that can only be appreciated by
those engaged in Sugar making, tbe dry trash be
ing the chief fuel, dnriog the first weeks of bailing,
and its loea can ia no way be supplied. Tbe bouses
themselves cost from $300 to $500 a piece.
Mr. F G. Ilitchcock, with forces from Kaiwiki,
Judge Hitchcock and Mr. Conway were among tbe
first on tbe spot and gave all tbe assistance they
Tbe records of 1871 will be remarkable for dis
aster all over the world.
At tbe Kanpakuea Plantation, tbe drawback
caused by tbe loss of the Kate Lee has been pretty
well overcome by the energy of owners and man
agers, and tbey will commence grinding early in
tbe coming year.
A schooner to replace the Kate Lee is much
Christmas ia close upon ns, so I take this oppor
tunity of wishing yon all the compliments and
comforts of the season.
OTICE TO Sl'BSCBIBERS.
The Jdcerliser will not be discontinued upon expiration
time of subscription, unless ordered stopped by the subscrib
er j In which case it muat be paid for up to time of stoppage.
Terms as usual, $5 per annum. If paid for in advance, I. e.,
within thirty day of expiration of -subscription $5 per an
num. THE pAoiric
SATURDA Y. DECEMBER 23.
Hj advices froiu New Zealand and Australia
received by the Xtbraska, we are definitively in
i farmed that the Colony of New Zealand had rati-
J fied the contract as recommended by the Mel-
bourne Conference, with the additional proviso
' however that the amount of subsidy shall not be
increased during the ten years, and that tbe boats,
shall perforin the ouaata I service to Port Chalmers.
This latter stipulation was looked upon by souie
as fatal to the scheme, as was an amendment
which was moved to limit the contract to three
years, Mr. Stafford, one of the Ministerial party,
being reported to have expreed indifference as to
which amendment was carried, he being convinced
that in eititcr case the result would be the same,
as the contractors would be unable to carry on the
coastal service for the present subsidy. After a
long dcSate, in which the report says that much
personal recrimination was indulged in between
members and the Ministers, tbe ameudment tore
strict to three years was lost, and the original
resolution, ratifying the payment of a subsidy of
XCO.OUO for ten years (and etipulating for the
coastal service) was carried, by a large majority.
This was on the 3d of November.
On November lGth, in the Parliament of New
South Wales, after considerable ducutfcion, the
contract entered into at the Melbourne Conference
was disagreed with, by a vote of 24 to 15. So
far as that Colony is concerned, this action of the
Legislature ends the project of Sydney sharing
with the other ports in the advantages of a steam
ship line to San Francisco, for the present year
i at least.
But the Government of Victoria, however, on
the 21th of October, secured a majority of two
to one in favor of the proposed subsidy. During
the debate, the opposition raised the question as
to whether Sydney or Melbourne should have the
advantage of the expenditure connected with the
repair and victualling of the steamers, by reason
of being the terminus. As we have seen above
that New South Wales declines to enter into
the contract, and Victoria consents to do so, the
question of terminus will not be a difficult one to
The question recurs, will the subsidies and
contracts thus granted by the Legislatures of
New Zealand and Victoria be sufficient to warrant
Mr. Webb in continuing the line? The princi
pal objection in the way at present appears to be
the stipulation insisted on by New Zealand, that
the boats shall proceed to Port Chalmers, by
way of and calling at Auckland, Wellington, and
Lyttleton," making Port Chalmers the terminus
for that Colony. We hear nothing now of the
difficulty which was urged a few months ago,
that vessels under the American flag could not
engage in the Colonial coasting trade, and if that
difficulty no longer exists, there would appear to
be nothing to prevent Mr. Webb putting on
a branch line of boats to connect Port Chalmers
and intermediate ports with Auckland, while the
main line should run direct from the latter port
to Melbourne, thus giving contumacious New
South Wales the go-by entirely. Doubtless the
adoption of such a course would speedily have
the effect to arouse Sydney to the importance of
keeping up with Melbourne in trading and postal
facilities. The jealousy of and opposition to one
another of the Australian Colonies is proverbial.
We feel confident that the presence of Mr.
Webb in tbe business circles of New Zealand and
Australia, will go a great way in promoting the
permanent establishment of his line. And we
have reason to believe that a subsidy of 80,000,
contributed one-half each by New Zealand and
Victoria, leaving out the coastal route to Port
Chalmers, or one of $100,000, including that
route, will be finally agreed to.
As to the subsidy from this Government which
was voted by the last Legislature, amounting to
$50,000 for two years, we were informed some
time since that monthly payments of $2,000, out
of that appropriation, were begun to be
made to the boats of the Hall line, and were
continued until they ceased running. The natu
ral inference is, such having been the case, that
those monthly payments are still continued to
the boats of the Webb line ; for whatever reasons
existed for the payment in the first instance,
must of course continue to be operative now.
The discussion that was recently had as to a
subsidy, was, as we understand it, whether this
Government should incur a debt in order to pay
a permanent subsidy for ten years, as has been
just voted by New Zealand and Victoria.
It is rumored that Hall's line of boats, via
Fiji, will be revived, to commence running about
April next, and it is further intimated that they
will run direct from the Fijis to San Francisco
without calling here. In order to do that much
larger boats must be employed than those re
cently used on the line, as boats like the Wonga
Wonga would require all their capacity for
stowage of fuel to make the passage, and Lave
no room for freight.
The sudden and extensive impulse given by
American buyers of wool in tbe Colonial market,
of late, rising in amounts to millions of dollars,
must produce an effect favorable to the line to
San Francisco and over the American continent.
The necesity for transhipment at this port is, it
is true, a slight objection to sending wools by the
steamer, but with the arrivaln this side of the
additional ships of the Webb line, the carriage
of freight will be without interruption of break
ing cargo from the port of shipment to San Fran
cisco, and thence by tbe railroad to New York or
Whatever may be the present result, as to the
line of steamships now running between the
colonies and California, there can be but one
opinion, that the situation and the commerce of
those southern regions will eventually demand
and establish the route, as a necessity, and as the
most practicable and advantageous one, both for
travel to and from Europe, and for the transmis
sion of mails. The vast resources of New Zealand
Lave scarcely begun as yet to be realized, and
Australia, a grand continent in itself, is for the
greater part an unknown country, and both are
to be the richly productive homes of teeming mil
lions of that most enterprising of races, the
Anglo-Saxon. No ordinary difficulties can pre
vent them and their kindred of the American
continent from 6tretching forth and joining fra
ternal bands across the Pacific.
And Hawaii, too, is placed as it were, by
Providence, on this great ocean, very nearly cen
tral or equi-distant from these two points of
mutual attraction, purposely let us say, to afford
a baven for tbe ships, a resting place for tbe trav
elers, as they go to and fro on the world's errands.
The Nexc term of Oabu College commences on
Tuesday, January 2d.
The Children's Holiday has comagain. We
say the " Children's" Holiday for of all the days
set apart each year for rejoicing, and keeping
alive the remembrance of great events in the
world's history, there is not one in which the
children are so largely interested as Christmas.
From the time when the Angela sang, " Peace on
earth, good will towards men "down through
all the ages, the birth-day of our Saviour has been
looked forward to by those whom Jesus drew to
his side, and of whom be said, " Of such is the
Kingdom of Heaven," with an eagerness of an
ticipation not wholly born of that hope of then
receiving gifts, but with some idea of the rich
promise and hope held out to them, and to all
men by the advent of Him who, on this day came
into the world and became as one of them.
To those whose early days were passed in
homes where Christmas " came clothed in
snowy robes frost-gemmed, and whose feasts and
games were celebrated around the high-heaped
crackling fire that made warm and bright the
homestead, the rays of our tropic December sun
shine strangely warm. But after all, does it not
seem wore in keeping with the general rejoicing,
that eilent Nature should be putting on her
gayest and brightest robes, and scattering over a
redeemed world her freshest blossoms, than that
all Ler smiling landscapes should be bound in the
embrace of seeming death? And as we see our
children playing merrily beneath the shade of
softly budding trees, upon the rich green sward
who would wish that they had less of freedom, or
that their swiftly flying hours of perfect joy,
should be restricted to one short winter day?
Let us old folks sigh over the pleasant memo
ries of cold New England's holidays, but when
we see our grand-children enjoying to their
utmost bent, the mellow Christmas evening of this
temperate clime, let us not dampen any of their
youthful ardor, by long taleB of the vastly belter
times that we enjoyed when young. When in trav
eling, the future years shall bring to those light
hearted little ones new surprises at Christmas in
the country of their well loved parents " gone
before," tbey will be able then to tell of Christ
mas in the balmy air of old Hawaii, of romps
beneath the spreading palms of delicate festoons
of fragrant niaile, making beautilul their sum
mer home. Of glorious picnics in the shadowy
woods ; thick with a thousand forms of ferns, and
trailing vines, and varied shapes of mossy rocks
on which the feast was spread. Of baths iu the
bright bosom of still-lying pools, of cool soft
couches in the gnarled roots of some huge tree, o'er
whose twisted trunk the lithe lizard with cham
eleon hues, slid, while the shifting light played
in the foliage of the dark green arches overhead.
Then can they tell how Santa Claus came steal
ing in with tbe soft rays of the declining moon,
more like Oberpn than the shaggy Frost King, and
bore within the folds of the light gossamer that
w rapped him round, the precious gifts, whose real
presence in the early morning light, confirmed
them in their sweet belief that 'twas indeed the
patron saint of Christmas that their sleepy vision
saw, and not a phantom born of the gentle waving
of the filmy net spread round their bed.
The Christmas Carols of our early lwme we
hear re-echoed from the modest church that hides
itself beneath our summer shades. The " Merry
Cnristmas " greeting of our friends sounds as
sweetly on the balmy air of this, our island home,
as when 'twas uttered in tbe crisp 6harp air of
winter. And here as elsewhere, Christ is our
Saviour. To us this day He was born, and from
the East the bright star of Bethlehem sends its
rays, and angel songs to this far dietant people
bring the glad tidings, Christ is born." To
our patrons and readers, one and ail, a. Merry
Time works wonders in reconciling differences
of opinion. This fact is frequently brought to
our recollection, in noting the tone of our con
temporary, the Organ. Often has it been the
case that we and it have been of entirely oppo
site opinions upon matters of public interest;
but the lapse of only a few short weeks has suf
ficed to show the Organ wheeled into the same
line that was occupied by ourselves. Such re
sults cannot but impart to us a certain amount
of self-satisfaction and complacency indeed,
quite as mach aa the occasion is worth. As a
case in point the Organ was always inclined to
deprecate our high estimate of the value to Ho
nolulu in a business way of the whaling fleet,
and on every available opportunity let it be
known as its opinion that we could get along
very well without the whalers, of which circum
stance it professed to be proud. And when the
news of the disaster in the Arctic recently stag
gered everybody in view of the serious conse
quences that were soon to result to our business
relations, tbe Organ pretended to disbelieve that
those relations would be materially affected. But
that was some six or seven weeks ago, and that
time has sufficed for our contemporary to rub his
spectacles, and take quite a different view of tbe
subject, with other lights, and lie kindly lets
those lights shine upon ns. We are now in
formed, in tbe Gazelle of Wednesday, that among
the causes which have led to the changed rela
tions between gold and silver in this community,
"we must assign a principal place to tho de
crease of the whaling fleet." Singularly enough,
that whaling fleet, to which we so cheerfully
bade good bye about a year ago, as something
quite unnecessary to our prosperity, has through
its accidental withdrawal put us to no little in
convenience by causing a ecarcity of gold, result
ing in a burden of silver, and to cap the climax
is going to drive us at once to a paper currency !
The cunning is transparent and the truth is per
verted, when it is attempted to ascribe to the loss
of the whaling business the pretended necessity
for springing opon us that favorite project of the
iluling Genius of the Cabinet a paper currency.
Twin schemes of governmental policy are before
us a national debt, and paper money.
The cause of the non-arrival of the steamship
Moses Taylor up to the hour when we go to press,
is a fruitful subject of conjecture. Tbe frigate
California, which arrived yesterday morning, re
ports having experienced ten days of continuous
stormy weather previous to arrival, with the wind
from S. and S. W. If the Moses Tatlor left
San Francisco on the 9 th, which is probable, she
would undoubtedly meet with those gales some
where about half way on the passage. Though a
very staunch vessel , she is not a fast one, and the
storm, being directly In her teeth, would doubt
lees delay her for several days, compelling her per
haps to lay to under canvas.
In looking over the record of the Moses Taylor's
trips during the past year, we find that her shortest
time in making the round trip was2G days, while
she has been 29, SO and 31 days reepeotively. Up
to to-day, she has been absent but 31 days.
The "Nebraska." This noble steamer has been
through the hands of the Colonial mechanics since
her last visit here. She arrived at Sydney on Mon
day, November 13th ; next morning entered Mort's
Docks, and remained there for seven days receiving
a thorough overhaul and being re-coppered. On
Monday, 20th, was towed out to the P. aad O. moor.
ings, and lay there until Sunday, 26th. The en
gineers and boiler-makers were at work day and
Ills 3XaJesty Birthday at IIllo.
Hilo, December 10, 1871.
To the Editor of the Pacific Commercial Advertiser:
Dear. Sib : To-morrow is the King's Birthday,
and of course a public holiday, so wind and weather
permitting, the corporationale (please spell it right)
of Hilo purposes to illustrate muscular Christianity
and dusky loyalty, on the water by canoe and boat
races, and on land by foot races with such nimble
foolad ariels as may turn their aspirations that way
during the morning. The bays and laurels where
with to crown the blushing victors and initiate them
to fame, repose for the present in a little canvas bag,
and are the result of sundry loyal contributions to
the day we celebrate. Committees sat and pro
gramme was issued, and I dare say that e-enrUung
will be sufficiently enregle to satisfy a rather solemn
community not greatly given to sport or distinguished
Z puerile playfulness. Hawaiian, don't get so
man? holidays that any body need berdge them
this one. though I did hear one unmanly growl from
an unha'ppy misanthrope, who probably VM
with dispepsia. It must be confessed as a rale that
the present people can scarcely claim holidays as the
reward of industry. This generation has not im
proved on its ancestry in that respect, and I some
Umes wish it were possible to free the old folks from
their life-long toil and transfer it multiplied to the
luty lazv young vagabonds who avoid the kalo-patch
and the field to patronize horse flesh, ahaainas and the
hula, infest court houses and auctions, loaf about
stores, intrigue at church and are great adepts at
whistling and the ukeke, who adorn their persons
with leis i and swell abominably with conceit aud sour
potato, in short, are to our sober taste neither useful
nor ornamental. For the salvation of a drooping
race, they make but a pitiful show and no promise,
and in the order of " natural selectiouss" will prob
ably be dropped out.
Since, however, there must be holiuays, sanctioned
as such, we will take loyalty and patriotism for
granted, and return to our Olympian games.
For my part I could never Bee the consistency of
selecting birthdays par-excellence, as the especial
periods in our lives for festivity and jollification,
knowing as we are assured how uiau is bum to trou-
" As sparks fly upward to the sky,
So mau is burn lo misery."
And new born babieB and sucklings evidently smell
the rat and dread what is comiDg, or why at their
very first peep should they invariably start a crying ?
" Whom the Gods love die young." yet here we are
bowing and scraping to despotic fashion, and condon
ing with a stupid etiquette by wishing our compan
ions in the vale " many happy returns of the day,"
the most unlucky day probably of their lives. Is it
irony or what T Democritus and Heraditua may set
u Fur some iimal lauyh anil some must weep,
Thus ruus the world away."
But this is the birthday of our King, an exceptional
case, for if from the infinite motes of humanity's dusk
which hover round us and come and go like gnats on
a summer evening, the wise and benilicient ruler of a
people shines out a brilliant particle, prince, patri
arch, protector, and " anointed of the Lord," we
have an event to remember and a cause to celebrate,
"As law aud gospel both determine,
All virtues dwell iu royal ermine."
It behooves all true meu, from the ornate and pon
derous Gazetteer iu his sanctum to the humble tide
waiter on the wharf, to put ou a clean shirt and try
to look respectable as long as possible, avoiding
white cassimere garments if prone to temptation and
exuberant zeal, and so with music from the band,
leud cheerful acclamation to all congratulatory offer
ings, " Give beauty to the sun and pleasure to the day,"
singing '"God save the King " in chorus.
The programme reads , "Serenade by Starlight '
by the Hilo baud, meet at the wharTat 94 o'clock p.m.
Kaclrg to comineuoo at 10 a. m. Gun fires from
Htubb and T'wisl. 1st race double canoes, 2 miles ;
prize 10 : 2nd race, whaleboats, 2 miles, prize 15:
brd race single canoes. 2 miles, prize $10 : 4th race,
shore boats, prize $1U ; 0th, foot races for what may
be left in the bag, with or without umbrellas, open
to clergy, law and laity provided they run square: 6th
race any strictly impromptu contention not known
in the l'eual Code. And so I leave you until the
future has become the past, when I will resume my
" The day went down and the darkness
Fell I'ro'm the wings of the night."
Deo. 12. Citizens passed a quiet night and male
factors remained in their rooms. I think we may
look upon tbe 11th as a success, as it was really a
very pleasant day. The morning came with showers
which cooled the earth, liy 10 a. m. the sun was
sun was shining brightly whilst a pleasant breeze
came in from the sea tempering the atmosphere
to a nicety. Every one looked pleasant and in good
humor, and everybody was ou band. At
the first guu gracefully tired by Sir Thomas Spen
cer, Kt., away went five double canoes and got
along without any hitch or mishap and were anx
iously watched by many hundreds of spectators.
The winner made the distance in 19 minutes, 2nd
eanoe almost even and 3rd close behind a beauti
lul race splendidly coutested.
Then came to the scratch, six whale boats, and
they also got off capitally, and the winner passed the
line in 20 minutes, but there occurred an amicable
dispute as to the right of pushing, which the direct
ors soon settled by ordering the race over again,
which satisfied everybody, and the second race was
as good as the first.
Next came up seven tingle canoes with some brave
old veterans girded in the loins and plucky to tbe
back bone. This race was paddled in 10 minutes,
and the last man as he came in made a graceful bow
to the populace on shore, Bhowrog that his pride
wasn't a bit hurt.
Pour shore boats followed the canoes, but with
very unequal results. At one period of the race
there seemed to be a faux pas somewhere, but the
black boat won in a canter, notwithstanding Mr.
William Itagsdale's presence in the stern sheets of
a green clipper which came in last. It is supposed
that Mr. Kagsdale misunderstood the conditions of
the race and got the idea somehow that the last boat
in took the' laurel. It is easy to see how in such a
case Mr. Ragsdale's characteristic intelligence and
legal attainments and resources must have triumphed
-aud this may explain the Blight hihia which oc
curred at too great a distance for correct observation.
We all feel sorry for him.
J he foot races along the Jsplanade showed more
energy than training, and were scarcely up to the
mark. A scrub of some kind was talked of, but
when the eagles retired nothing was left for the
crows and claws to pick at
A patriotic address by the irrepressible " William "
might have wound up the day, but as his subject
grew upon him, the divine afflatus of his brain
proved too much for his tender sensibilities, and in
the ardor of his soul he went " for his nearest
personal friend and spent six dollars worth of re
served force in a very charming manner. Consider
ing the late Palmeriting he has undergone, and
borne, I must say like h saint, his moderation looked
very like martyrdom.
The nobility and gentry were represented at the
day's sports, and the patrons and directors deserve
all praise for the excellence of their arrangements
and the quiet yet lively order which reigned all day.
"We observed "Sir Thomas Spencer, K. K.,
His Ex. Lieutenant Governor Lyman, Hon. D. II.
Hitchcock, Justice of the Peace and Mr. Sheriff
Severance, besides some ex-legislators and a sprink
ling of the clergy. And, but for the honest obliq
uity of vision which perverts the best intentions of
the road department, many visitors from other
apanas might have been here, but it happens that
improvements are underway, which means that they
are making the approaches to Hilo as impracticable
as possible. However, it is said, to be a long road
that has no turning.
.1 must give you tbe compliments of the season
before closing a letter already too long. Christmas
is close upon us, but what sympathies with that
marvelous season with its precious souvenirs have
the tropica ! The charm is utterly broken with a
thermometer at 80 9 , and to indulge iu long retro
spects only makes one homesick. The delightful
family unions, skates and sleds, and snow-balls
mmce pies and misletoe, yule logs and coantry
dances, odoriferous turkeys, festooned with precious
chains of epping and the glorious sirloin, king of
the fable ! . Think of your bed-room window's frosted
panes, what time the cruel morning turns you out
from cosy blankets, and the crunching snow glitter
ing in the moonlight as you trot home with some fair
perfection whose little hand thrilled nerves that
tremble yet ; pine apples and bananas are but a
sickly recompense for all this, and I'll bck the
jargonettes and ribs tone pippin against all the boasted
products of Cancer and of Capricorn !
; Bat this is sentimental, so wishing you all that is
usual, and peace with organs, I stop.
Yours truly, -
Lo, this Toob Chinaman. The Board of City
Hall Commissioners of San Francisco have adver
tised for proposals for building tbe foundation walls
of the new city llall buildings. The following pa
ragraph illustrates the thoroughly anti-Chinese
feeling of the California Legislature :
The statute provides " that all bids Bball be made
and contracts entered into upon tbe express condi
tion that no Chinaman or Mongolian Bball be used
in the factory, mill, foundry, workshop, or by the
firm, company, or person, io doing any of the work
bid or contracted for ; and a failure to comply with
said . provision of said contract shall work a for
feiture of said contract."
An Akciest Newspaper A friend has laid upon
our table a fac-simile of the first newspaper ever
printed in America, one hundred and sixty-seven
years ago. It was called the Boston JVews Letter,
and was first issued by John Campbell, the postmas
ter, on Monday, April 24th, 1704. It was regularly
published for nearly seventy-two years. Also, a
"Supplement to the Boston Gazette, &o., of Mon
day, April 14th, 1766." The venerable age and
appearance of these relics of by-gone times, render
them extremely interesting and valuable. We shall
take an early opportunity to make extracts.
1 A SEMNAN(JAL MEETINB Or THE
I A BOAKO Of TBC8TKK8 of the QUICK'S U08MTAL
will be held at the Court-Uouse, oo luursasj,
o'clock, noon. Per order:
jl F. A. SCHAKFER, Secretary.
DISSOLUTION OF CO-PARTNERSHIP.
TIME PARTNERSHIP HERETO FORE
existing between WILLIAMS & WALLACK, is This
Day dissolved by mutual consent. The Senior Partner, George
Williams, will settle all the outstanding accounts of the firm.
Honolulu, iec. 19, 1871. G KO. WILLI M,
ai 3t - W. M. WALLACK.
A SITUATION BY A RESPECTABLE
YOUNG OIRL, lately from Australia, in a private
Uunily. Willing to make herself generally useful.
dj Kor particulars apply at this Office.
THE STORE AND PREMISES oc
cupied by W. Humphreys, opposite the Bailor's Home.
Possession given on the 1st of January, 1872. Apply
d23 a . THEOD. C. HEUCK, Fort Street.
ClU LLAMEL & CO.. HAVING MADE
an assignment to the undersigned of all their property ror
tl:e benefit of their creditors, all persons having claims against
the said firm of CIIALLAMEL & CO., are hereby requested to
present them to the undersigned, ami all those indebted to the
same are requested to make payment to
d23 im F. A. SOUAEFEK,
t. 4"kfnju '.9
St. Andrevs Cathedral.
TviIE C ROL.S VV I Itlt BE S DNB ON
CHRISTMAS EVE after the 7:30 r. service.
Service on Christina day at 11 a. M. The offertory, unless
otherwise designated, will go to the Church Fund " ia con
nection with the " Cburch Association."
St. AlbaiVs College.
raiHE SEMI-ANNUAL. DISTRIBUTION OF
M. PKlZtS and School speeches will be delivered on
Tuosdayi Deo. 2Qthf
at 7 r. m. at the College. Parents of scholars and all others
Interested are invited to be present. (d23 It)
AH SAW WILL OPEN
Eating House and Lunch Room
No. 4 MERCHANT STREET. ON
SUNDAY 3XOKIVI3NG. Deo. 34th.
Board, $4 null 95 per week. Single Meals,
d23 Twruty-Flte Cents. lm
JUST RECEIVED and FOR SALE
A FEW CASES OP
PJH. Hennessy's Three Star
Brown & Co's, 9 Merchant Street.
A SPLENDID SUPPLY OF
JRESS EDGE BOOTS,
CUSTOM MADE SQUARE EDGE BOOTS,
CUSTOM MADK PUMP SOLE BOOTS,
BUTTON SIDE GAITERS,
OXPOKD TIES, AND OTHER
Elegant Toilet Mirrors
Hand Glasses !
OF NEW PRSIQNS, BESIDES
Dressing Table and Boudoir.
A LARGE VARIETV OF
PERFUF.1ES. COSiKIETIQUE, FINE SOAPS,
Tooth, Nafl and Hair Brushes I
OPENED for the HOLIDAYS !
Al M. McINERNV'S.
Corner of Fort and Merchant Streets.
MQ' ARTICLES A.i) IKK IMS!
Ate &.C., &c
Suitable for Christmas Presents.
In any Desirable Quantity. For Bale at
THEOD. C. HEUck'S. FORT STREET.
" d 3t
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Cleaned Rice froiKoloa, Kauai,
CONSTANTLY ON" HAND.
fTlOR SALE IN QUANTITIES TO SUIT
F. A. 8CHAJEFKR CO.
BOOTS AHD SHOES!
MADE TO ORDER,
JLargc Variety of Styles.
FOR SALE AT
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THE UNDERSIGNED RES.
BRSIGNED RES- V
Jl public. that he has ertab-
WatlakH. Matwi. io CJj
t and hopes by
pectfully informs Uie j
v J the above business,
lisned ntmseir at '
Pronptaess aad Strict Attention ta Wark I
Placed in bis bands, to merit a share of patronage. ' I
HE"KV C. gHKLDOX.
Wailuku, Maul, Dec. 6, IST1. dv lm
im MUTUAL LIFE SfjOraiJCE
OF NEW YOUK,
TU stablislied February 1st,
ZZikS T XX JU
LAIUiEST ASSETS, INCOME,
NUJIBEK INSURED, AMOUNT INSURED,
AND HAS THE SMALLEST PERCENTAGE OF EXPENSE
INSURANCE HAY BE EFFECTED BENEFIT OF MARRIED VtC
BEYOND THE REACH OF THEIR HUSBAND'S CREDITORS.
CREDITORS MAY INSURE THE LIVES OF DEBTOf'
PARTIES RESIDING on the OTHER ISLANDS MAY INSt
WHICH WILL BE SUPPLIED AND FORWARDED FREE OF EXPEND.
ADVAINIAUfca generally or LIFE INSURANCE that this Company ha, to
supplied Gratis, or forwarded Free of Expense, by addressing
fcor tne Hawaiian Itlandi,
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T E S T HICKORY SPOKES, ASSORTED.
BEST HICKORY, ASH AND OAK KIMS, ASSORTEl
AXLES, HALF PATENT AND COMMON ; CABT AXU
FOR CARRIAGES AND BUGGIES.
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" THE HAWAIIAN."
AN ASSOCIATION OP GENTIjEM EN.
Residents nf these Islands, propose to issue oo MON UA V,
JANUARY 1st, 1872, tbe First Nunjkr of m
Miontlily J" ournal,
To he koowo as "THE HAWAIIAN." The loo
of tbe Journal will be Literary, and he more particularly
devoted to the dissemination of Home Literature, Poetry,
History and Science. Iu UST 0 CONTRIBUTORS embraces
a large share of the talent of tbe Islands, sn.l the projectors at
the enterprise feel confident that tbey will be able to furnish
food for pleasant thought as well as amusemeut each month.
A column will be devoted to the Lover of Ches, and tbe
Editor will be happy to receive communications on subjects of
interest from any who may feel disposed to contribute.
TKKMS : For a Single copy to any Inter-island address,
1 .50 per annum. Foreign, 2.00 per annum both paya
ble io advance. BubKcribers in the L'nlted Kates can remit
two vent U. 8. P. O. Stamps ia payment of Puhacriptions.
Communications and Subscriptions received at the Office of
Black k Anld, Publishers, or Box 110, P. 0.
da Honolulu, U.I. 4t
Now Opening !
New Coffee Saloon ! !
New Billiard Saloon ! ! !
TMiK UNO KttSIG NEI TaKKS PLEAS
. UKK in notifying his many friendsand the puMic iu gen
eral, that he has taken those large and commodious premises
No. 24 Maunakea sireet, known as Liberty llall for a
Coffee and Billiard Saloon.
The business will lie carried on strictly respectable footing and
only temperance drinks will be sold. Lunch can be furnished
to picnic parties, tic, oo short notice, mud at tbe most rason
d9 3t L0UI8 KAHLBAUM, 21 Maunakea Street.
FOR fllRISTMAS k JEW .EAR'S !
VV OPENED UP A FINE ASSORT
DIARIES FOR 1S72 ! !
Including Physicians in various sise and finish, and at
prices that cannot fail to suit.
Varying from 75 Cents to $3.50 Eaoh.
AT TUOS. O. THRUM'S. .
LOOK OUT FOR CHRISTMAS
rilOYS, TOF BOOKS, DOLLS,
Albums, Jewel Cases, Reticules,
Work Bags, Work Boxes, Ash Holders,
. , Match Holders, Watch Stands,
Writing Desks, Drawing Lessons,
Rubber Balls, Bat Balls, Base Balls,
-' Rubber Dolls, and assorted Rubber Toys,
Glass Shades, Leather Baskets, Card Reeelrere.
A large assortment of Parlor Card Qamee of Authors
Proverba, Oracles. e.
Itoxcs Water Colors, Boxes Dissecting Games,
Portfolios, Ink Stands, Pen Racks, Letter Weights,
Bro Das Ware,
UNIQUE JEWEL CASKETS!
In imitation of old Roman ware.
Back Gammon or Checker Boards,
Clattaes Holders, Tawel Hacks, Center Brackets,
assorted site. r
Ab4 Msiaiy Other Article
Saltaale far Christmas aad Sew Tear's Presents.
ChiIdren'sToy Books I
Largest and Dest Assortment
Erer offered bere, without any exception.
HISTORIES OF ENGLAND,
FRANCE, GERMANY,. ;
FOR THE YOUNG.
Presentation Books, Reward Books,
fcc fce, Ac, Ac.
A Valuable Christmas, New Year's or Birthday
Present to any one is d
Tear's Sibsfriptloa ta tbe Clrealatlag Lttrsryt
acknowledged now to be a necessity, and of mutual benefit.
PAYS THE LARGEST AMOUNT OF DIVII):V'
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Best Hickory Sulky, Buggy and Express Shafts, Best Hickory Poles,
Best Hickory Whiffletrees and Cross Bars,
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IRISH WHISKEY, SCOTCH WHISKtl
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Frill -Assortment j
EXTBt FINE UQUEUf.
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in PINTS AWD QCABTS.
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