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miUJV. Jjyt'ARY 12, 172.
BlMH" tlur.tg the wtek has be-n ra;ler brisk, aiJ the
market has been furly aiij -ported for ail leading articles. The
arriTiU of the '- ujri, with a large Miurtiutut cf g ods tu J.
T. W atrrfww. will enable our merchants to supply them- j
selves with luauy tilitln, t.r which there e.t it tciul de- ,
iu-dJ. Wt are given ! understand that the g xi can be j
placed iu the market, at pi ices at which t!,ey cannot be dupii-
-Ud at auction.
- file urt:-.ii .al- d-irii e the wt.k at the store, i f W. I..
Creen al F. A. ri-h'-fT A Co. wrre suovliv c.nf.iid to .am
ple lets, a 11 jwii-s ru!-d low. !
In n-aJ emafe, e note lhe sale on Saturday U.t of 2.77$ '
iurr &- t on tli' ide I R;ch;ud street, nenr Hotel, with '
a Cottage baiidirg. fi.r $5iO cheap.
The hi tcrirf ffui I'"fl (;.uit.le, ilh lumber for :
CalUo, Peru, h-ia pat into th'. port, kakiug bsdly. I'art .f
.-r c.-g L-u;f b n ligl.tercd, te haaas Lruihl inside 1
tk. reef, and will h,ave la be ih'.ro':ghtf rjire.l, involving j
considerable expense aa well aa Imn of time. j
The bark Alnlanta liavii.g diw barged her cargo if coal, j
(tome 1 :xo ton.) i being recaulked ami copp.red. Our ,
facilities lor loading aul uich nrf i g veaael are very good
sod l wh ia done iu a pruuipt and praiseworthy manner
Tb wharfage Jront ia beii. extended rapidly, and In . short
lim will affofd abuiulanl rooia fur ail
ia likely lu be in
the Itarbor at any He tun
The atraiucr. aIcfted O wave fan t ranciaco Ja-'iuary Jd.
U d if the m.Il. were not detaiwd on .he railroad and mrl !
ml ia f if.nnKa wi tm. AU. the u-wntr Anaa,
from Autra!i ax.d Stw ..aUil. doe to-morrow.
The aelioaer . f. Jordin. is up r-an Francisco, and ;
111 INiU S'NJUl IHC
The bark Com't Una iiin Francisco is fully due.
ac cirTs or rxiKiaTic huduk 101 the wki.
Cattle, head Potsb., bags 50
Funxaa, begs I Paddy, bx 117
Hogs it .-nar, k-g b'A
rlotaea 6 "!.-. p in)
Hides, pes 2V; TaU .w, hbla 0
M"Usm, bbls 1 8 Woo.1, cords 41
Orai.g 2,j x
PORT OF HONOLULU. II. Z.
7 Ptmr Kilaoea, McHp gor, from Hawaii awl Maul.
7 Ifchr Arliv, lio;.o. from Hawaii.
1 ! hr Mary lillen. Ham, from Kauai.
7 Schr Warwick. John liall.ff.ru Jlolokai.
i V Brit ship Nicoya. Jones, lt lay s from London.
Vt.r-l ship Devonshire, Vlier, 3d day from l'u;t
t.nd, en rnte f it CaI:ao.
lt ejehr Moi Keiki, Crem, fr iu Maui. ,
II Am srhr Hoerei2n, Chambers, 41 days from Tahiti, i
Vi Hcbr Waiola, AUpai, from Moloitai.
13 Kimt Ki.auea. Mc(ri gor. from Hawaii.
13 8c br Annie, .Vika, from Kaitii.
ft flcbr Ka Moi, Iai, fur Man!
0 Hrhr Juaniia. Uudott, for Molokai.
0 Nor O-r brie I'eier, BurnJjtoard, lor MUeu's I.
U Hchr Jenny, Hums, for Kauiu.
8 Hrhr Fairy Wueen, Kaaiua, for Kauai.
8 irhr Nellie Merrill. Crane, lor Maui.
h .Schr Warwick, John Hull, Pr Molokai.
e?chr Fauahi, Reynolds, for Kauai.
8 Hlmr Kiinura, Mdiregor. for Maui ajul Hawaii.
9 evenr alary Ellen, 8iu, for Maui.
9 ! r Acli'.e. Hopu, lor Hawaii.
10 Nor Or bk Ingertiia, ft.r farburk Island.
11-rchr Moi Kciki. Om ii, k Maui.
Bktn Free Trade, from Port'and, due.
Mri R4jerl Cowan, from Victoria, doe.
Brig Moruimt tr, from Mrrrooesia, cluw.
Bk Coooel, frvtii tre4"racisco, due Jan JOih.
Ek Garstaiig, from Newcaalie on Tyne. sailed Sept 7th.
Bk Ka W .i, Irom Uremen, sailed Hept a7tb.
Bk MalTiner, from Bremen, sailed. Uct otb.
Bchr L 1 Foster, from e-aa Diego.
i Fao l.oaoojr-Per Nicoya, Jan. 9th :-S69 1 csks Cement,
' H csks Whiting and ChaHc, 3 bale Twiue, 3 baki Carreta
5 and Bags, i ease Damask ciuh, oca Camphor. 3 c lriia i
I UubberOls, 2 rs Iath-r Goods. 14 ca lUu and Capa, C5 '
raSaddierj, 00 his Ir.k. 21 ca and 2 csks Toy Pictures, 2 ca j
J Ff, 9 bales all I aper. H ca Oil Cloth. 44 c Tin, 3 cs tmery :
i l'air, bootin'iaiooea. 24 caka and 440 (iron) kegs Fa.Dt.lso :
f drums and 1 csks Oil, 1 ck Floater f Far'S. 3J kegs Red
Lead, 09 (.ron) kegs White lad. 104 cratea and II cska
Karthenware, 7 r and 5 bales Cottou Cloth, 2 c Woolen j
I Dress Uo.mIs. 25 cm. 16 lules and la l.ts Drapery, 1 case Mir- j
ror. 2 c and i bndi wire foais, Iron Gates, s Vemiiators, j
4 pk( Iron BarreU. 10 l.hds Hollow ware, 2 ae. 2 csks
1 Hose, 9 ca Whaling spades. i cak i 'oes, a ca a 3j bud
i Hnodes. 2 rs Saws. 20 kegs Siiikes, 4 tiercea Flower Fiits, 1 csk i
: ironMor.gerT.3c.and 1 ek. t,,iecied Mdi ei In.n i
f"i ' ffin Furniture, l csk b;u, i bmiu wire, sou ;
1 bsg Hah. 24 drums Caualic 8la, 12 sheets Lead. 8 csks Lead ;
f EHioi. Z3 I opper iwii, i until topper, h.jju " ,
j Uiiarries.Cii Pips). 2U3 balls In.n,tt4 ca Iron. 633 bars Ir.u,
? i i.n.; a 1. &u .heet ir,.n. 31 Am-bora. 121 bndu
j f''lJzlxUed here in Mfety, ehe must first be lightened
f . vauized Iroo, 3 kega and 38 csks Nails, 51 crates, 6 csks and 8 I J ' o
- pkg Hardware. Jrf bndla Tubs, 3 csks Iron are, jupg aou ,
I 10u Charcoal Irons, 3 cska iron Bales, 346 lrun Pot, lulur-i
aacea, i csk Hcress, 3 cks Tinware. 3 cssa Lamp Fining, io :
lamp Columns, 3 kegs and 1 ck Rivets, 4 csks Stones, 2
aloea, I rase
lSToSr.' T JW.t;UuieBrtr '
W ire, 2 csks and la kegs Faint. ls drums Oil, 3 ca, la balea
aarl ca l ospecided Mdse, 1 Terubstooe to Order.
no p)bt flisiit-Per Devonshire, Jan. th : 815,813
ft f V-lrT-lreg Jan. ii.k. -40.000 Coo--
auia anil orai.Ses u taptaia -, i ba rjpecie to T u pavw;.
exports. " " '
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Fob PTiisrca IsLAMO Per Ingertha. Jan. 8th:
Bread, bt 12 Preserved Meau, case.. i
j"u,e p1.; ::;::;; l
Hay, baiea S Hcgar, kegs.
Molasses, bbl 11.
VaJoe D.netic.$441 70 Foreign $16144.
Fea CarT. BinrxJCABD Per Peter, Jan. Jth -.
Beef, tierce............ 1 Gin, baikets. ..........
Bread, cs.. 6
Valoe Foreign ...............................17.
Faow Wmdwiid Pobts Per steamer Kiluuea Capt J
Makee, T E Cooke.
oke. Rev a Mason, w ii Rick aid. j ii Wyse, '
l and wife, and about 46 deck passenger.
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Ilea C V Hart
Fiii Atiiiiti lsLASb Per Inrenha. Jan. Cth Mr Arnn-
C Farke, Mias Wateraouse. ant olncrs.
epxrcB Dielk At Wailuku. Maui, on the 11th in-rt ,
by the Rev. Arrhdeacn Mason, Francis Spencer, Esq , Dis
trict Juvk-e of ioath Kohala, Hawaii, to Miss Martha Danic-ls,
daughter of W. liauirla. Esq., District Justice of Wailuku.
la thia city, January at h, the wife of II. J. Coo.'ulge, of a
.1 Australian Steau Navigatiox. The Austra- '
) lian Steam Company has decided on transmitting !
j to England orders for the bailding of two screw
A ateamers, tor the purpose ol more effectually car- j
rvin"' out the California meil serviee. The boats
are to be spar-decked, and 1,500. tons burden;
they are to be fitted with compound engines, and
a epeed of 12 knots per hour is guaranteed.
dei, and u Hawaiian laborers. ; Webb lino becoming, as doubtless it w ill a
t22ZrGhMeKtVtTOMh,n'Ua'9thrK'!"y' FrraancncJ. end the Colony (or American jmis
Fbow Tahiti Per aorerefjn, Jan. llihThca Ijiurena. ' ; session perhaps,) resulting in a success, the
Fao Kolos Per Jcnoy, Jan. 7th w E Wright, James steamships running between California and the
Crejr.Udeck. Uo -,hw c ' British Colonies of the South Pacific will make
Baron, c w urey, Mr Foisome, aaJ 4 4 dec k. i that a coaling station and a port of call, and we
Fob Wisdwsbd Tobts Per Kilauea. Jan Stb Rev Mr .v a j ...i. :u i t,
-Ma, Mr. a s ci.-horn. H.m a Fornander. ami co deck. may be sure that a dry dock will not be long
roe Kav-ai Per Pauahi, Jan. 8th Jmrge a s iiartweU, w wanting, to complete itd advantages.
A project has jnst been announced for laying ! Government Organ, from the pilot who had
a submarine cable from Lisbon via Madeira, the clmr-e 0f ti,e bark when she went on shore, and
Canaries and Cape de crd Islands to Kio Janeiro . , ,- , . . . , . .
and Montevideo. The Emperorof Brazil endorses . m the master of the tug boat, that was toing
the project, and the Telegraph Construction and ! her at the time. It will be seen from reading
Maintenance Company of London are interested in ; the statements of the pilot and the master of the
the project. Lines have already been completed ; tu tIiat orfers were given before the ship
serosa Sooth America from Montevideo to the : , , c .
1-acific Coat, connecting with Valparaiso and 6trutk. for aer.ng the course of the tug, to
other important cities. This cable will place port his helm, and go ahead bard," but which
South' America and the Old World ia a most di- the latter did not hear. Capt. Sinclair's state
rect communication. ment is that owing to that order not having been
Of some fifty insurance companies that pus- j obeved, the ship went ashore. This appears to
pended, several have offered compromises with the wl,ole gist Gf the matter, tho cirenm
the roliT-holders on terms not regarded natiefae- . . a-, r
tory: The Merchants of New York offers 30 cents fncw of getting o6 letng of minor importance,
on a dollar; the Connecticut of Hartford offers 30 The question arises, should not the business of
cents down and 5 cents in 00 days; the North towing ships in or out of the harbor be so man
American of Hartford offers 25 cents; the Man- BeJ that the orjer8 cf the pilot, who is the
hattan of New York offers 35 to 40 cents; the ' neiUe ;n charsCt may bc heard or
Astor of New ork compromised with the policy- rt i ' J
holders at 50 cents, and gave them a sight draft ; understood on board of the tug It etrikes us
on New York on which payment was refused ; . that this is important. If, through the inability
the Security of New York estimates 50 cents to j cr tjie p,;iot standing on the bow of the bark to
be satisfactory to themselves, but the policy-hold- mak(j llimM.lf ,ieard by tne mtcr of the tug, or
cm are not generally wi.I.ng to accept. j undorRtand bm mo.
Lncooraged Dy lue success acuie.eu some eig...
' culture or cotton until it has passed beyond the;
stage of experiment and is laimched as one of the j
J gTcat field industries of Australia and of the world, j
" The total product of last season was 8)00 bales, '
superior in ouality to any ever raised before. A
j' Ki4t many districts yield this cotton, showing ;
j " tbat the country generally is well adapted for its '
N growth. The planters appear to be in possession
f' of the most approved implements and machinery
1 j lor cultivating the plant and oalirg tne cotton.
All that Queensland requires for her devclope-
j xjutlis 111 ir a u . . ........ . ... . - -
3 lalvir, which should not be withheld, as by means
of the Suez Canal 6he is more favorably circum
stanced than either New South W ales, Sjutn
Aostralia, or Victoria, for commercial intercourse
j with Europe, and about as well as Southern and
5 Eastern India. How soon shall we find Queens
j land cotton in the liverpool market a- regularly
as that shipped by her older rivals: vruisn
OTK K TO M"HCRIUER.
Tin- JJt rrtMtr wiil not be discontinued upon expiration rf
time ( subscription, unless ordered H.pird by the scbscrib
er ; in which cise it must I paid for up to time of stoppage.
Term as ukuI, $3 per annum. If paid for in alvance, i. e.
within thirty day of expiration of subscriptijn $i per au
UUUl. NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS.
With all aJvrtisrmcuts intended Cr insertion iu this jour
nal must be distinctly atat-d the numkr of limes they are to
be Inserted, olfiervi ise Ihey will b ke;t In ur.til ordered out,
and rharg'--l f.r accord. i.gly.
SATURDAY. JAXUAllY 13.
A Dry Dock Wanted.
In bidding for the Tiita of the lialin fleet at
tue J"rt tit .Sill rrailClSCO, the lOCUl Jurri;ilS Of
' tj , hv n.;,t(.J t(, mentiuR One vreat tid-
vantage rxoeK6ei by tbat ort over tlicee iol.tndp,
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ar)l1 tf'al IS tlje DrJ I,,jck. where fehP bottoms
c,, be- thoroughly examined and retired with
but little Witete of tilue, Without any dlinger of
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eiraiiiiii i in; vcrwi, aiiu si s ni'jueraie ctjoi.
; With all the other great advantages of Honolulu
an a port of call and refit, the absence of a dry
dock in a great want. The time coiiHuuiel and
1 the exrenbe incurrel in discharging and heaving
i out a bhip for rejiaira ia a Terj r-eri(us contsidera
tion. In view of our central ocean position, and
the prevailing winds, making us the only point
in the Xurth Pacific for which the commerce be
tween three Continents Gin bear up when disabled
; or in distrifB, it beeomes peculiarly neeeNsary that
1 we rbould be provided with every requisite for the
repair of ehij, with thoroughness and disjiatch.
. Every one concedes this, but do movement is made
towards the establishment here of that most
; needed adjunct of a central Pacific port a dry
; d.)ck. Tahiti has boasted of one for some years, al
i though there is not one twentieth fart the ne-'
! cessity that exists here. The French government
j was quick to appreciate the advantages that
: would result to even that ncldom visited port of a
, dry dock, and wo occaoionally hear of a fchipcall
j ing there for repairs. But there are always
j obvious objections to Government entering into
enterprises of this ort, and we do not favor the
' project which we have heard broached, of our
own Government taking into its hands the con-
etruction of a dry dtck for Honolulu. liut
i Government can, and ought, as 6oon as the op-
portunity is apparent, take the initiative by
j favoring, such an enterprise very materially, if
: undertaken by responsible parties. No better
; location could be desired for the building of such
an establishment than a portion of the 6pace
: between the end of the steamship wharf and the
orpo6ite east fide of the port, and that is Govern-
ment property. A liberal policy in the granting
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Of a feltC, Will, We are Convinced, Call forth the
anJ the means that will speedily provide
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tj,id port with that ereat desideratum, a capacious
, f . 1
. inKlinrv iu inr nf b-ni! in s.mt lu-Hpr
n instance IS JUSt at nana to Illustrate, OCtter
jjjan any arguments, the necessity for a dock 6UCll
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as we have spoken of. A large ship, loaded with
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nearly a million feet of lumber, lor which the
rajlway builders of South America arc waiting,
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puimgo nicua tXL ecu iiirougu eioiiuy v ciilliri uuu
w compelled to run into port for repairs. Ar-
before eJie can cnter port, then discharged in
order to be hove out, and after being repaired,
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PreJ f 't ho the result, a
very large portion of W'hlCll Would be saved, had
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we a dry dock to Bay nothing of the valuable
time consumed in discharging and rclading.
Suppoec that unfortunately, the Nevada or the
fobraska should come into port some day, bo
badly injured in the hull by a collision or some
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other mishap that the sliip could never go to eca
ain until t,ie tntirc m aJ bccn examined
and repaired. ny 6he might lie and rot in our
j harbor, for all that we could do. To take out
; the machinery and boilers and ehip masta in order
j to heave her out, would be a long, costly and un-
i satisfactory job. But a few days only in a dry
j dock, and the ship is off again, as good as new.
i We hear much of the colonization of one of
the Navigator Islands, at which i8 one of the
r- . t . . .. . . .
fcnest harbors in the world. In the event of the
The province and the duty of the Government
in a country situated like this, is not only to be
prompt in liberal aid of an undertaking po plainly
necessary for the benefit of the country as the
one in question, but it should be imbued with a
sufficient spirit of energy to at once take the ini
tiative in making the preliminary soundings and
6urveys, and publishing them for the information
of capitalists here and abroad, together with all
the advantages of rights and privileges to be
guaranteed, which may go to prove that such an
woulJ a fitable one t0 nll Con.
The letter of Captain Sinclair, of the bark
Atalanta, which ap cared in our issue of the30tli
ultimo, has brought out two etatcments in the
, d rboard," the ship
grounded, the conclusion arrived at by the
Hat' lte 44 that no one was to blame for the acci-
jcnt to the rhip, may, or may not, be very
aprxircnt. Newspaper controversy, however, is
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not the proper vay in which to satisfactorily and
finally settle differences of opinion in matters in
w,ici, cot only the cost of repairing a ship may
enter into the result, but what is of far more im
portance, the reputation of the port.
A commission of inquiry, suitably constituted,
would be the proper and conclusive course to be
taken in this and all similar cases. By such a
proceedure, owners of ships visiting Honolulu
would be assured of the desire of our authorities
to sift to the bottom the causes of such accidents,
with a view to preventing their recurrence in the
The Late Cyclone.
The reports of weather given in by the vefcls ,
that have arrived at our port during the lat ;
month, tend to show that a cyclone of great ;
magnitude and strength las in the mjnth of
December ladt, swept over te Pacific Ocean. j
From a point not far from the equator, longi- :
tuJe 170 - west, to the .American coaet in the
vicinity of San Francisco we find tracts of its ;
i progress, gr-ing to bhow tlait the ttorm, rotating j
1 on its own axis from east to weft, moved in a 1
nearly northeast and north-northeast line with '
1 an average bweep of about four or four and a half
degrees in d'arncter, and a progressive motion of.
8metfiing over one dt-rree per dy. The United
; .Utcs steamship California took the gale on its
eastern edge, while the fs'arrayaTixrlt and Moses :
i Taylor were ou the weit tide. The Mosa Tay- '
, Ijr continued to feel the efilct of the cyclone in
' alternate northwest and southwest winds up to
: her arrival at the islandj. The schooner A. P
i Jordan was on the eastern side of the vortex, ,
! and probably very near the point where the
: rotating wind croseed its own track, 1. e., the i
; point where the circle was completed as she
i encountered a strong south gale lulling for a ;
j while, and then blowing again from the same j
direction. Nearer the coast the R. IT. Wood j
j entered the eastern edge of the storm with the J
. wind from southeast to south, pasting which bhe i
j was in the cortex with dead calm, and as the
j cyclone moved bodily forward in a north-northeast ;
i direction, in four or five days she passed through ;
, its western edge with the wind from west to !
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Accompanying tle steady march forward of
; the main storm, we hear of counter-currents in j
' which vessels have labored, and all the con-com- j
! itants of rain and hail, thunder and lightning. ,
lt is such storms as these that makes one hope
j for the establishment of a telegraphic line be-
1 tween the islands and the continents on both sides
1 of us. Already wo hear of a series of experi
ments being set on foot to ascertain and record
the direction and force of the wiuds that daily
j bweep over these islands, and we fully expect
j that in time we may be able to determine the
j probable course, extent and duration of storms
! while they are yet gathering, as easily as we now
i unnalyze their movements after they have passed.
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! Sunday Night in the Coffee
After the preaching ia over and the congrega- j
; tion dismissed at the church on Sunday evenings,
! the great place of. resort for the young Hawaiian j
i vagrant is the coffee 6hop. These tea and coffee J
i shops are numerous, and are all kept by Chinese !
! that is, thoso which are resorted to by the na-
tives. Take your stand on Nuuanu street, above
j Hotel, about half-past 8 o'clock of a Sunday
j evening, and you will see the street crowded with
young people, mostly men and half-grown youths,
j with here and there a female, pouring along to
i wards the coffee shops. Let us enter one of
these, and Bitting apart at a little table, we have
j ample time while waiting our turn to be served
: with coffee and cake, or bread and butter, price
! ten cents, to use our eyes and ears in noting
the company'9 peculiarities. At a long table,
running the length of the room, are peated some
thirty of tho male class vagrant, as we shall
; term (hem, non-producers, who never do a day's
I honest labor. They are clean and well dressed, j
Fine white linen coats and pants, occasionally a
black frock coat, of the latest style, unexception-
; able boots or 6hoes, and fashionable neck-tics.
j The wearers of these fine clothes never earned
! themselves a stitch. You are struck with the j
1 general absence of violent colors or flashy pat
! terns in the habiliments of these native dandies,
! and their demeanor is generally pretty quiet,
: with but little of the rowdy cast. (It ia the
j pure natives of whom we ppeak now the half
I whites and the " thorough-bred " whites of the
rising generation that are to bo seen on these
occasions, form class by themselves, of whom i
more anon.) Singly or in pairs, scattered among
trie crowd, are the fair and frail of the Honolulu
demi-monde, and if you have an eye for feminine
toilets you will be surprised to observe the re
markable taste with which they are dressed.
Costly silks and laces, the jauntiest of hats, the
! nattiest of close-fitting boots and immaculate
j stockings, chignons, waterfalls, cheap jewelry,
; behold the Hawaiian girl of the period, as Bhe
: appears in the coffee shop of a Sunday evening,
j Be not too inquisitive to know whence comes the
! money to pay for all thia finery. How different
! from the water-nymphs that disported around the
j ships of Cook and Vancouver ! A perfect Babel
! of voices, everybody talking and nobody listen
! ing, while the hot mixture dignified by the name
i of tea or coffee extravagantly sweetened with
! eugar, is sipped with great gusto, and the plates
j of bread and butter disappear with marvelous
; rapidity. As one party ia satisfied and with
j draws to the street, another files in, until a hun
i dred or more have been served, and John China
; man accumulates a handsome amount of dimes.
: But in the crowd there arc frequent impecunious
1 customers, and John's wariness is all needed to
keep the count, while not unfrequently a 44 bum
; mer ' escapes without paying. In the street in
front of the shop, a large crowd is gathered, and
one cannot get along without elbowing. And
i here if you understand the vernacular, or if you
! will use your ejes to interpret actions, you will
j learn quite enough of the morals of the young
I canaille of Honolulu to convince you that there is
j work here yet for a corps of missionaries. In
j all these promiscuous gatherings of youth, how
j ever, with its abandon and license and evident
f immorality, you cannot but note the universal
! rrnrtil hiimill Vn rl rf r I f r tla yrtrm Ti.,
witness the advent, not infrequent, of four or
five half-caste or white youths of the rowdy sort,
who mostly 44 train" in company, into one of
j these crowded coffee shops of a Sunday evening,
! and the harmony and good humor of the scene is
pretty sure to be upset. Smelling of gin or bad
j whiskey, loud and imperious to John Chinaman,
1 they swagger and swear and pour out a mixed
j Hawaiian and. English vocabulary of foulness,
i and bully the company until the shop is emptied
j of the would-be quiet customers. This is the
worst Bort of Honolulu non-producers and idlers,
for you must know that the vagrants are not
j all natives. 44 Boys will be boys," is the depre-
catory remark we sometimes hear when youthful
wildness is ppoken of, but the depth of moral
j degrcdation and the height of vandal rowdyism
towards which some of the class of youths to
, which we allude arc progressing in our midst, is
I positively alarming to contemplate. We deny
j the assertion that 44 boys were just as bad forty
! or fifty years ago." Look at these coffee-shop
pictures and they are very far from being over
drawn and then say, what material is this out
of which is to come the future useful and re
s jiectable citizen, the careful husband and father,
to help build up and constitute the state?
' We shall be accused perhnj of unnecessarily
exposing if not of exaggerating the evils ol
j vagrancy in our midst. It is better however to
i uncover the ulcer, rather than that it shall eat
' its way unseen and unchecked into the life of the
I In bringing to notice the gTeat amount of
vagrancy existing among the young men of Ho
nululu, it is but just that a word of CommenJa-
tion should be given for that class; and it is by
no means small composed of natives and half-
castes, who are industriously earning a livelihood
by honest labor, or steadily learning some trade
or occupation. Their examples are the more ap-
preciated by comparison with the useless drones.
Let them be incited to perseverance in their
honorable course, by every possible encourage
ment. On the day of derture of the last packet
for California, the master informed the Post
Master General that the American Admiral, then
in port, proposed to put a mail bag on board for
transportation t the United States, without its sh,ne wUh no conjArv yry considerau-lj.
first going through the Hawaiian Poet OlEce. we tbink lte pl ja LiiS bot.n ajopU.j of conceal- ;
As the carrying of any mail matter oufeide the i ing fue names of contributors, thus giving oppor- I
regular mail, unless the Hawaiian postage is tunity for criticism and conjecture. A capital j
previously puid, is in direct contravention of law, feature ot the present number, and one which we j
the Post Master General had no option but to ( hope to see continued hereafter, is "The Verandah," j
notify his superior in order that the law be j after the style of the famous Soctes Abrosian" " i
enforced. The following section of the Civil ! of Blackwood, in which the editor aud his Coutrib- j
Code, is the law on this point : I utors chat over current topics. -A lias Line Tor J
Section 405. No ship or vessel leaving any port a Ncb!e Use-V is ft ve,-v readable uccount of the re
ef the Hawaiian Islands, where a Post Office is cent operation of running a base line for the gen-
established, shall be permitted to carry any letters, eral survey of these islands, by Prof. W. P. Alex- I
.r UCI '""u'0 . I, ander. Balls of IUshan " pleasantly describes a
mail, unless the Hawaiian postsge on the same shall . , r . . . ,
have been previously paid. And if any commander calUe bunt on Ka,uL '"c1 Societies, will at
or master cf any ship or vessel shall not comply irith tract attention, and perhaps criticism. The one
the requirements cf this section, for every such poetical composition, Eighteen Hundred and
offense he shall, on conviction thereof, forfeit a sum of Seventy-one," invests a familiar subject with the
not less than oue hundred, nor exceeding five hundred . . , , .
dollars ; and such ship or vessel shall be liable to 1 charnw ot tn,e Poe' and we feel 8ure lhat
seizure, condemnation and sale, in order to enforce songstress, lit must be a lady s muse) cau
the payment of such forfeiture. again tune her harp and to happier themes. The
We understand however that the Post Master ! Chess Department will undoubtedly become popu
General has received instructions from the head ; lr "lh the lovers of the noble game, and -Luau,"
of the Department to which his Bureau belongs ! as its uaiue indicates, is an appetizing dish. In
(the Interior) to the effect that it has been cus- ! conclusion, we wish the editor every success,
tomary to allow to men-of-war the privHege of;
sending their mail matter without any regard to j
: the laws or regulations of the Hawaiian Poet !
Office, and directing that the custom be not inter- I
fered with. We are not informed as to whether j
this custom Tirr-vnila in other riinntries whprft
., . , , .
there is as here a regularly established Post Office
system, but are inclined to believe that it does
not. The question may be asked, what harm
can result from such a practice? Perhaps none,
., . . . , , , ., ,
when everything is amicable, and the commanders
of national vessela a -e on good terms with this
puissant Government. Hut if a naval captain
may send away mail matter without reference to
tho Post Office, why not a Commissioner or a
Minister ilesident, and if ono bag, why not a
dozen? Thus, allowing the disposition to do so,
the convenient 44 custom " now sanctioned by this
Government, might some day take the entire
foreign mails out of the management of the Post
Office. This is among the possibilities. So much
Is the Supreme Court during the past week a
very important decision was given by a majority
of tbcCench, one Justice ditJsenting on the ques
tion as to whether an adopted child can inherit
the property of an intestate. It came up some
r t j t
time since in the Probate Court, in the matter of
the estate of one Nakuapa, deceased intestate, !
and on that occasion the Court (Mr. Justice j
Hartwell) held that an adopted child could not
inherit unless by express provision of will. The !
case was brought up to the full bench on excep-
lions, and after argument, Chief Justice Allen, j
Justice Widemann, concurring, decided the
question in the affirmative, and ordered a new
. . . r ,, fp. ... .. .. .
trial Ol the case. lhe publication Of the tWO
decisions, pro and . will be looked for with in-
terest. lhe disposition of a great deal of rea
property on these islands would be materially af
fected were the law interpreted that adoption docs
not confer heirship.
A. 3L.tslslativ- .V iJjBnil t.
To the Editor of the Pacific Commercial Advertiser
Dear Sir: I in con iuon with several others, I
am a candidate for the next Legislature, and as
such, was somewhat astonished to see il stated in
the Gazette ol this week tbat " there seems to be no
political question agitating the public mind, at
present." It is clear to my mind that the writer is
not a candidate, fur if he was he would probably
alter the opiuion thus set forth. Judging from my
own experience he would be called upon by an
agitated public " to answer the following (amongst
many other) questions.
Do you inteud to vote for or agaiust the paying of
say $100,000 for the Xew Hotel?
. Do your favor the continuation of the payment
of a steamship subsidy? Do you approve of the
present system of rad-making and supervising?
. a. a j'
HOW do yOU intend to Vote on the. proposed
paper money scheme? - 1
r l J
Are you in iavor oi continuing tne payment of a '
subsidy to the Gazetttt !
By which time the candidate would probably be :
glad enough to ackncwledge the existence of some
4 questions." and be convinced from the reticence
of his inquirer in recard to his personal health
appearance, or 44 merits,"' that he conldn't go in on
,. , ,. . . . .
his " Shape as the Oazette Wl lter Seems to think.
BUF FUJI'S HALL!
Prof. LOUIS HASELMAYER!
Iu his famous ana world-renowned feats of
PR EST I DIG IT A TlOX !
ESC A MOT A G E I
MI SIC nud MAGIC !
This SATURDAY EVEYG, Jan. 13th.
As the Professor intends Wvin;' by the next steamer, this
will be the lust opportunity fr Uie public of Honolulu to enjiy
his wonderful performauce. The
EDUCATED CAS AMES. SPAllliOU'S, dc,
Will lend their aid U the evening's amusements.
Don't fail to come and hear the Spirit Eapplugs!
ITJ The performance on the Plan and Mfylsyearfe is
alone worth the price of admission.
On this occasion the Profrnor intonils to exhibit sotne cf his ,
best and mot difficult Trieks, a numt er of which will be en ;
tirely new ; among others for the first time ia Honolulu the
Laughable Trick of
Hold, on, "Waliine !
Also, the Amusing Illusion of
VALUE & SECRETS WHERE YOU WISH ! !
The Entertainment will Conclude with the
In din si ISasltct Trick !
This is one of the moat Wonderful Feats of Manic ever
exhibited, and has never ben attempted by any oiher Euro
pean Macician. It has ofttn been described by travelers in
the East as the motl surpmog and inexplicable
Trick or the Imliaii Jugglers!
APM1S5I0N Fmrt Sea'j $1.00 : Pack peats 50 cts. Ke-erv-d
Sests may be p-iii1 at T- i. Thrum's Stationery
Store Adult. , $1 50 ; Childien, 75 certs.
Doors open at 7 j o'clock, Performance at 8 o'clock.
r"IIE UXDERSIGSKD. FROM AND AFTER
I this date, will issue K'.ls of Exchange and Letters of
-AN FRANVISCii. NIAV YORK,
LONDON. HAMBURG anil UREMEN,
in sums to uit at lowt t rM
B-t CommToisl Paper iiscounted on the most favorable
Caah a.lvnceJ made on ccnsirnmenl of Iflai.d produce at
he rale of interest of " ceit. per antium.
ja6 tf ll. HACKFELD A CO.
T A TT 1 W ELL CURED ISLA X 1
U fl V I t "Mi AND A HALF CE
i H 1 I I0LND.U
11X1 JL I o2i oin JCDD 4 LAY
veli,ci:red island ha v
' "Thk Hawaiian" TLis nw nvjutL'.y H.'jirant
for public favor mak- in apprarnnce on Morula?
Eext. lh 15th As tb, Americ.n publishing
; bou 7 J - PPuIir I:ritlb u-
wor' we IiaTe P rrgaruu-w o.
"advance sheets ' ot 77.? H-nitlitu, and can
therefore safely cpe&k of its claims br-fore it
actually makes its ova bow to the auJienre. Ia
brief, therefore, our txptotations luve uot ta
disappointed. A good portiou of thr arwt number
Is necessarily takea up with introductory talk
about itself, but the articl-s. tbey are all original
have that tone of spirit and freshness tbat agre
ably brings to mind the FunrJJ tcl in its prime,
proving that there is ample tnlriit 1 vin jfji ia
our midst, that nnlv reauir-a to bt called uuon lO
; wuicu we are cuuuufui win ucm-iir, 1.1 4wm
; somewhat arduous task of marshaling his contrib-
utors to their monthly work.
J. M. WHITNEY, D. D. S.
EXTIST, OFFIC E OVER IR. HOKF.
1 m W MANN'S I'Kl'U SroRK.
! Corner of Kaaliomanu and Merchant Streeti. Office hours
j6 from 9 a.' a ti;i 2 p. a i
! g MAGNIN & Co
j -btpqj'jers AM) I)EAI rs IX C EX.
JL kkAL M kkch an Iiise,
Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and shoes, and Gent's Furnishing
: ' ' Goods.
ill Nuuanu St,, corner of Marine, Honolulu, li. I. ly
F. A. SCHAEFER,
AO EXT Bremen Bsard f Faderwritrrt,
Agent Dresden Hoard of l aderwrilrrs,
j " Agent Vicuna Bsard sf 1'iidrrwrllers.
! Claims against Insurance Companies withiu the jurisdiction
I of the above Boards or Underwriters, will have to be certified
j to by Uie Agent to make them valid. Jatt ly
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY.
TV.HE UXDERSIGXKU, HAVING BEEN
Appointed Agents of the above Cobipauy , are prepared
to insure risk a against Fire on Stone and Brick Buildings,
and on Merchandise stored therein, on most favorable terms.
For particulars apply at the office of
,16 ly V. A. 8CUAEFER s CO.
OXE SPLEMUD CARRIAGE V-
ftjfcfy- Horse and one O hxI Saddle liorse both 2tA.
minted Pound and well Broken. Also, one Open BuKny auu
I Harness, nearly new. Enquire of A . D.
jaj3 2l at the Paint Shop, KaahumaiiU el.
' .Vlfc vZ'ZmtiZ
: Vehicles ever offered in the Honolulu Market ; nsoieiy one
I first-claw Light Koad Burgy. one first-class Medium itoad
Buggy, one second-hand BuBgy, one fine Top BugKy, one
I Heavy Express Waou, one Three-Seat Wagon, one Light
"fil ToP ra' e PT'
Also. Two Fine Carriage Horses.
The above will be bold at Prices to suit the Times.
Apply to M. BKXFIELO.
jal3 lm 7 4 and 7 (1 Kin Street, Honolulu.
J. & CO.,
Have Just Received
1-2, 34. 1,1 1-4, 1 1-2. 2 lui hrs.
Which will be Offered Low.
A. S. CLECHORN & CO.,
A GENTS FUR Til E
CO-PAETNERSHIP NOTICE !
; riMIE UNDERSIGNED HAVE THIS ,AY
WWIUKM ssV uiMfiriPiiiu iu vrtii; ja "
Hit and Harness making and Carriage Trimniu.g in all its
branches, at the old alaut! No. 83 KING STREEI. sign of the
hnre under the n ime stid stli! of K. WHITMAN A i. O.
Honolulu. Jan. 1. 1872 . WHITMAN,
d )0 lm C. W. GEL KIT.
! IN THE MATTER OF TnE GL AItOIANSHIPOF WILLIAM
' II CM PH KEYS.
SravilE I'.VDERSIGXED II AS IJEEX AP-
M I'OlNTfcD hy the Supreme Court Guardian of the person
1 4 . r Ii II t vf llltUIIUW i.l I I ..n..l.,l.. .. ...4
Hiiti property ui f.iLti.&A.u 11 1 k i.i.a. a , ui uuuwiym mj.
UvrJiy cutf)m9 al, arsons against iransncling any l.u:nM
or waking any payments to the said W. Hu'iiphreys lr..m
henceforth. W. L. GREEN, Guardian.
! Honolulu, Dec. 25, 1871. (d3u 4:)
J Partner with me in my Business
S ADMITTED A
ness. lhe irm style win oe
j A. S. CLEGHOKN dt CO.
f "oiuiu, ist January, wa.
A. 8. C LEGHORN.
IXPARTIES HAVING INTHEIU POSSES.
MON any protierty lnlonKintf to the Estate of Ow.-n J.
j Holt, are hereby n'ltined to deliver op the same immediately
to J. L. RICHARDSON, Esq., or to the ITiidersiiined.
i F. 11. 11 aKIU-S
! r 2C Assignee of the Estite of Owen J. Holt.
j "JUST RECEIVED!
FOR SALE BV THE UNDERSIGNED
Sydney and San Francisco !
ASES ASSORTED PRINTS.
Vuaner v ats .mrien a nrituus,
liiiitp fi4.L-a lieiiitt-sAV 's Hrandv.
yuarter Cai-ks Robin's Brandy,
tanks Tennenis crlelirated Wll Park Brewery Bottled
Ale in pinis and quart, in fine order.
Cases Lemon Cart's Port Mine,
Oases Lemon a C.rt's Sherry,
Also, On Hand and For Sale !
Fine Light Shen-y in wood,
Danville's Whiskey in wood,
Best India Knm,
Cases i ine Scotch Whiskey,
Cases Liebtraumilch, Ac, 4-e.
Assorted Dry Goods, Etc., Etc.
For Sale by the Cord.
Also, CEMENT. w. L. OREKN.
THE BR. BARK GARSTANG
FROM NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
HAS ON BOARD
Newcastle f'.eam Cfal, do. Smithy Coal,
Groceries, Bottled B..-er. White Lead, Zinc,
Unseed Oil, Black and Ked P'nt,
Black Yarni.h. (ialvarizl Corrugated Iron,
Ionvi!le's Whisky in qurt.-r caiks,
Marte Ts Brandy in quarter caks,
Hennessy's Brandy in quarv-r casus.
Mareti's Brandy in quarter caks.
Hogsheads of Gin, Geneva in cases,
Scotch Whisky in ca.es, Qaar. Cuks Sherry,
Fire Bricks, Fire Cliy,
WHICH WILL. HE SOLD TO ARRIVE.
NEW STYLES 0FPBINTED COTTONS
Beeeived reeul.rly via Panama and San Francisco, and
fcr sale by the nudersigned.
W. L. GREEN.
1 GOPPCIC. STEAM PAX.
17 OR SALE BY
j4 II. HACKFELD A CO.
jLINGHAM & CO
iffo. 5 ling Street,
i i i
Will Advertise in this Space during tho Year. . . ,.,, wt
E. O. HALL & SON
KEEP COXSTAITLlr 0T I1AI D, AFCLL ASSORTHET
HAR Oil R E I
COOKING- STOVES !
SILVER PLVTJIIX) "WVRJi,
AIMTS, OILS, VARNISH.
At Lowest Ularkct Itntcft.
IW ADDITIONS TO STOCK BY EVERY
CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK, BOSTON AND ENGLAND.
CASTLE & GOOEE
AVE CONSTANTLY ON HAND A LARGE AND VARIED
GROCERIES, HARDWARE, TIN WARE, DRY GOODS,
. Agrieiiltur.il Iiiiplcincnt.s &e. &e.
Which will be Sold as Low as the Lowest Bed Rock Prices
PIjAI"TxTIO. OKDEICS FIfLi:i WITH DISPATCH.
WE WOULD CALL THE ATTENTION OF
Tr ui u-vw nnnii.M n.l Br;n;nt Fancv Prints.
rriuiu riiuvw., M-m ...'-- 1 . 1 v,
Bleached and Unbleached Cottons, Linen Pheetlnes. Cotton fihetings, 10-4, 11-4 ami 100 inches, Pillow Muen an4
Cotton, 40 and 45 in. Striped Shirting, Fins Printed Shirting Liaea, Wont Linen Prills lor Boy's ao4
Men's Wear, White Linen Drill and Duck, Amoskesf and Heavy Koglisb Tick, 4-i wide,
Fine Tweed Broadcloth, Waterproof Tweed, Itoaskitaa, Ae , As,
Also on Hand, Downer's Kerosene, 8-Card Matches, Dairy Salt,
. . i . . . i
GOODS, dbO., cfco.,
Corner Fort & King- Sin.
LADIES TO OUR NEW ASSORTMENT
Printed Orensdines. Glnrhama. Tlia Ti.Mt A iiMi.ni ...