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DY C. S. DARTOV
CR. E 15 I T
New & Desirable Goods !
At Salesroom of C. S. Bartow,
.''br ff M' .sr. I A. & 't't'r C f 'o.
On Tuesday and Yednesday Next,
fie SJ h and ,ih Mrrh, at 1 J O'c.ocs, A. M ,
t; usitEi:mEn will offer fou
.SALE AT A
LIBERAL CREDIT !
A Large and Well
Assorted Stock of Goods !
Received by Recent Arrivals,
Constat. n of-
DRV (;)())S, IIOV1KKV.
CLOTHING. WOOLRN COOIH,
II 1.1" K A NO VASVY
LREM Ofx-DS, BLANKETS.
IJcx'lciiiK, Etc., Etc.
AT 12 1-2 O'CLOCK,
HOCK WINE. CLARET, j
fAlTtRMiJ, IICNUARIAX WINES,
M1KKR V AND foRT WISE Jo wood j
and e4s. j
CO'JNAC IN DEMIJOHNS, t
German Pale Ale, Key Brand. j
I'AIXTS ASD 1'A IS T OIL, WIIIT1XU !
CIGARS, TOBACCO, GROCERIES,
Ami a Variety of nthT Merchandiaw.
Trns will mads kstiri at Snle.
C. B. BARTOW, Auctioneer.
mm REAL ESTATE
- APRIL 5th,
At 12 OVIaxL, n.aai,
Will ba) tnltl at Public Aartioo, that wrll loeated Proprrt
The Globe Hotel Premises!
Situate! oo Klnj gwtt.
Comprising One Large Stone Building !
nntl put in thorough repair ioside, aal it.lnglnl,
Twa Cattafi, Crick took Ilone, and other
At tO O'clock. A. M. will
FURNITURE IN SAID HOUSE.'!
A Variety af I'arUr, Ileal raass. ass Kilchca
I'aiailare. acarly new.
Particulars of Raai Estata aod Furniture wtll b Rirco ia
C. S. BARTOW. Aoetionrer.
By Order at thWr Esretlen;le Ciiarlea R. B:ah3 ao-1 John
M. &otuinta, t win aro at ruoiic aoctioh a nj
ON SATURDAY. 12th DAY OF APRIL,
AT 12 O'CLOCK, SuO.V. TUB LEASE OK TIIK
AIitipii:i:t of Iiiii:iIiiei !
Ailaaied la tha fliairirt al Kaa. lalaaat
For ix Term of 5 Years.
P-KNT rATABLK rkMI-AN NI ALI.Y.
C. S. BARTOW. Aacrlooe-r.
VOI XO TROTTIXO IIOKK.
1 Htifiia aad Harness, bvtonfiOa- in II. BrdT.
mha Apply t. C. 3. BARTOW.
TIIK rRLl.tK IMKR Ml'
M-r-. capalh o4 sowla 1UO barrels
ji -ppi to 11
M, WHITS ICY.
A rtlt'R ROOM Kl t'OTTAfi RON GA R
O s. N Lanv. with the naecaaary out-buildla;.
Kui or m-tt ,l,.ir. f--22 lai
COTTAGE TO LET.
THAT IM.HltlTLV I.DCA TED COT-
T J-iora bey. imI the residence of lr. J. B. Alb-
erton. tor par:icuira, apply to
.j CASTLE a COOK at. j
TO LET ! j
TIIOSK DKMKAlll.G PREMIMIS. s.
Nuuana iteio. AIo Cottage Mo. la Kukui j
I'uace. o particulars apply to
jia JA3. 8. LEMON.
HOUSE TO LET !
a HOI SK its MltMKEA STREET.
am..a.a Dial llonAlnM H a asf fat si BT .ar Wm ri la-al aa
(asaaMsV flMiU fe of 0)
R. UI LLI LA N 1.
IKR0h .llll)RMNG I.FTTF.RS
to an are h-rrt-y rqvi-s:e-t t send them ooasid of the
m.L This will Uc.liuate their pr.ni.pt d livery.
ai. C. lUlMAlN. Kaunakaksj.
jail Sin MolokaL
rnrxTRV rout-: close to the i
b- a: Wiiilinif with or wuhout stock. further par- ,
ticulara apply ta w. J. ci - r.u.
fe4 2m nana, aa.
saw aaaa a m a - a m. ak sr a a a. -aaa aa. . tZ J" tf
1 ii r. ii 1 1 1 : r. .: a r . aL
ail I STKt. KT. at prrsen: occupied by Oeoff Jtrval
Knori. Apply M
TO LET' X AHEHUNA."
THE KKSIDE.NCRorTIIMfi. UROtVX
on school Street- Knquire at the
Ja4 Jos RtGIsIRT OFFICE.
VFEW COPIES OF STANLEY'S SEW
"HOW I FOUND DR. LIVINGSTONE,"
Jt'ST RECEIVED AND FOR SALE. 5. SO.
JST FlIiT COME, FIRST SERVED.
mhls 2: II M. AVIIITXET.
-jjaj y 2 "Wn Ta f !
FOR SALE BT
A.S. CLECHORN & Co.
DY E. P. ADAMS.
ON THURSDAY, - - - MARCH 27th,
At 10 O'c.urk, A. M., will be i ll ;
Dry Goods, .Clothing,
Groceries, Kerosene Oil,
3rown Sugar, Crushed Sugar,
K. P. ADAM.', Au-.ioi.. r.
auction sam; or
1 KALO PATCHES
AT K AfAU AH A, LILIHA ST.,
ON SATURDAY, - - - MARCH 29th,
At li O'lrk, Nxr. at Sal.-aror.iai. by ord-r of P. 15.
I.e, fcj., will be soij. 4 KAUI PATcHt?,
! fK.urll and li-.critKd as follows: Al'ANA 2 (ILOIjt
; Kapahaha. Ilonoiola. ahu.
I h itiAa an u. a k- kihi hema rnskai o kria p. 11 n e, t
' A apai :n, e Jiol- una ma k' Alapat A. 41 4 V K. V5 u u.
- a ll-uj Koto. 61 (Mtuku aiara ma ko lli-:awf ir A. i k lJ
kaul. alaila A. i 3 li' lii. 7 .auku ni ki K-luNuiio
' auna .N ti 30 Hi. 110 kaul. a A. 41 - 15 Hi It kau.
1 ma ko Kapualua. wlaiU ma ko NaiN- N H' 4 Hi. 12J kaul.
; a 1 1 etna ii' 20 k. 1 9i ka-jt. a N. S3 3 16 k. 24 jutu a Liki t
kaM I hoomka i. Cootiniiiir 410 miana.
Al'ANA 3(1 U1) in Kapalmtia, e linn an ma. ke
i kltit l.nat mauka u kn pill ana me ko K a ila a e lmo
1 mi ci k- K ipnalua. H.ma 41 9, komohu.i SI .iuku. aau
:27 s 46 komodana lij kaul. atiu 11:, I.iii hoI p iukil luc
' ko Kcuiliurir, hrma l 3 IV, lnkin J4 kxu. ma ko Kpalua
j a biki i kM ho-ciaka al. A'onuiiuog 64 fatbo.na.
I As p Koyal p:cnt I9s2.
I E. F. AIiAM?, Aurfr.
FOSt SAX Fit AXCI.SCO !
THE NEW A 1 HAWAIIAN
B a r k K - x 1
S. OKEI'KKN, CiiDinmnil-r.
U"o7 .are Quick: Ltii'itch for the ahfie
For fr-iM or pas-a, apply r-
mlS II. U ACKFKLD CO.. Aftrnts.
TIME-TABLE OF THE
STEALER " KILAUEA."
Clrrait ( Hawaii
March J I at
'1 ra ia r d u p.
Ssaanf a. M
April lUik ,
.Xaiwillwili, rrlaralag j
, Circuit af Kauai j
, Circuit of llaaruii !
XT X Creuil for Passage Money. Tickets at the Office
only. Not reapvnstlile for atijr Ir.-iphl or pvcaages, unless re
ceipO-d for. 8A.V111.I. O. W1LM.K,
Jat a-w w Aenl.
California. New Zealand and Australia
Mail Steamship Company.
For SA1Y FIIAXCISGO
Will Leave on or about April 4th.
Aid Other rw Zealand I'arla, reunrrtlng
at Aacklaact with Mlranrrs far Sydney,
Mrlbaarae aad llrisbane, ibe
"Will Leave on or about April 4th.
X7 Freight tr the steamers will be receive! in '.earners
warehouac Iree of lorffe.
I'asa-i'ifers Ivx.keil throuih at reduced ratt to points in the
t'nitrd Matrs and to LiTrrxiol, and also to xiru ia New
Zealand and Australia.
for freight an I I'as-aage, and all further Information,
j' Apply to II. llACtil tl.U 4; Co.. AKenti.
DISPATCH LINE FOR SAN PR AN CISCO.
Cm IIREWrllt & CO., A fi KXTS.
t33Ci' literal ca.h advances made 011 hiftrwits by tins
!:. (I -H ly) C UltKrttR & A ll.
- - - ,r .'ir iiaii.i; rnrorii . I on .10 p. riwr.r. sal
BOSTON & HONOLULU PACKET LINE !
Cm BREWKR t CO.. AG KXTS.
. t"A. Faroral-le arranTneota tan a'waya he? made fr
Qfffcl!a3a Storage and shipment of Oil. It-me. Wool. Hide
ana mio-r Merchandise to New lle.lforJ, Uoston, New York and
other Kattern Ports. I r Cash Advances male.
feia ly C. KKfcWKK At CO.
Regular Packet for liona and Kau.
The New Clipper Schooner
V I la a n A ,
Captain J. II. IUttVM.
Will ran regularly on the almve r-u!r, harinr excellent aeons
tnudations for pasaenKt rs and freight.
For Freight or I'a-sage, apply t- the (.'.pt.fn on bord,
or to (jiAif) TlBUETs X .HOUKN JN.
KEGl LH l'ACKET FOK L.UIALM.
g THE SCHR. NETTIE MERRILL,
K. P. CRANK, Master.
Will Bin Ermlarly bftwrrnTuU Tort and Lahalna,
Ilenolalo Satordajf and Lahalna every Wednesdays.
Ji4.tm II. HACKFKLP ft Co., Apenta.
New Goods Just Received
AND OTHER LATE ARRIVALS.
r1IIE l'XDERiIGNEI OFFERS FOR
JL SALK A eL FfcHIOK AiiOHIM ENT UK
English Saddles, Bridles, Saddle Trees, &c.
White Lead. White Z.nc and Green Paints,
I Boiled Oit. Turpentine.
i tai:y, Vmt Bruh-a. c ,
j Ualvao al Flam ar.d Galvn .l Corrugated
jroo, Um'iri'i-: iron rijt-keis.
American Nail. Card Matche.
LanUms and Keroene Lamps.
raocepan. T--a Kettles. aVe . Jtc.
ool shirt-. W Lite fMiirts,
L'ntlersLiris, lSruwn Cofons,
Black and Cofonred Cobarrs.
Alpacas, Grey and either color-1 B'ankfts.
Manna and New Zea.and iUpe, ke., kc.
e as0 -xPects the Next Arrival
from the Coast, a large Tariety of
English & French Fancy Goods
EXPRESSLY SELECTED BV
T. T. "WATKltHor HE, rSTZrV..
FOR "No. 10" STORE.
J. T. WATERHOUSE.
-- Commercial SUbcrtiscr.
I'Hiiitur tui Vo mi the Muru or MrH,lS"
1 ll'joim Mn Tin.
Mvrch Sth First Uoarlrr
l';.h lu.I M.-n.
I .as: U mrter
U-tf .Nf ..,a
TIKE. OW SI Blaise a D a I.TT I o .
M.rcS f o.'i K ss .... .6 -i w ; Cua l-t . .
. 7 n m
o:.i ion k :rs . . . . A IS
li-r. un K i-a 12
I ?urj Iti-ea 6 7
wih !.ja Itis-a 6 0
Slat fuo R;--a 6 19
CrT IIKt f-MITH.
SATL'IiJJAY. M AJICI! 22.
; 05cial Notifications.
The following iippfrtr in tLo iJazstU of thi- wt'tk.
N"in k ia ht-tt-Lj pivi-n ihat Mr. J. Kau'.jn Ljs
, tiiis i4V Hj-jit-iuu l AjTt-ut to rt-pr"---nr t!n ia-i'-i'-t
-if iIih Howjiiuu ivriiiii nt ir: t!i- -ttI--iu'
-nt of nil l;i.nr:.l ii -.'.Leu- tl.f ;.ivri.iii-iit i3 tv
I'artv i.'i tL I it riot T Kuii. IInriil t f ii uaii, in
I placf of F. Lyuua re-ipri-l. nnii nvtio s of Lar-
ing id-ij be served upon ti.m.
J Ei.wix O. Ham..
, Interior OfTic. Mini-tier ol t!.e luierior.
.March 17. 1S73.
Mit. Win. MT.o-burph L:i.s t'lis djy b't-n ajjpointed
' C'iinnii.-.r.ii:)-r ol I-Viice f.r the Disiricl tt North
: Kohala, JsU'.jJ ot Hawaii.
ITiavin- (). IIaM
; Intti-ir Office. Minister of the Interior,
t March 17. Ie73.
The Licence V f.ractice medicine prant-l to Ir.
A. Nichols on the t:h d iy of March. hH, from
tlii- oQice has been cancellt-d this day. Said can
j '.eiUtiofi to take t-ITect ou the 311 in-t.
I tliWIN O. Hal.!..
i Interior Office. Minisier ot the Interior,
j March 17. 1&73.
j The following named persona Lave been ap
; p in ted by the Ijoard of Kdiieutioti to act its
autliorized aii-nt". to represent itie liuitidV interests
i before the CoiniuisK'iiier of l;undaries for thels!
j ami ot Hawaii, in determining undel.ned bound tiies
of 1 nid in which the JJoard '' Oliicutiou is inter
: e-te.J, and which may be brought before the Com-
. uii-.-ioner for al j'luiient : j
J Mr. . C. WiiUe for Kobala and Hjinakn;, Mr. j
('. Honpi!i lor North and South Koiia. 't
i Ilv order of the Hoard of Education. :
March 11, 1873.
NOTKS Ol TIIK ffh'EK.
-5f- The KU'fif'i tn ke the Circuit ot Hawaii,
-.tllur oil fjtrtil at B-1,.vt
tSilll'Q VU -T A V S J 4 k V V.
j : JlluMit: ji-aTiiy. We ben to call attention to the
(,!ira oi ir. u. . cii'iming-, pructiiiuiicr of the
fibove, in to-day! paper.
. Whai.eks. The schooner Giovanni Apiuni is re
ported to have taken one whale (humpback) in
the neigliboi huod of Maui. The baik Citmii'tt is
reported at lido with 5u bbla Fperm.
Cai:i. Til- teachers and pupils of the Wuialua
Female Seminary would express their grateful
thanks to those who Lave contributed to render
i the Fair, held on the 13th int., at Waialua. a suc-
The L'MpfKoa's Bihth-day. To day, March 22d,
ia tbe 74th anniversary of tbe birth of Ilia Majesty,
William I , Emperor of Germany. We doubt not
that our Geruim fellow citizens will remcmbur the
occasion in a fitting manner.
EvKM.va Paktiks. Last Saturday Her Majesty
Queen lltnuia enle. uined a large party of ladiea
and gentlemen at Ler town residence; and on
Tuesday evening Admiral and Mrs. IVnnock re
ceived company at their residence on Deretania
street. His Majesty the King honored both atiscm-
l blages with Lis presence.
Ax Agkkkahi.k CiiA.stJi:. Last Thursday, tbe
J wind came out strong from theold familiar iju ii ter. j
j the Northeast, after Laving persistently Lung at j
1 South and West for many weeks. To old residents. '
' uuy wind but the trade wind brings coughs and
coldt and feverish symptoms, and the bracing trades
I are always welcome, let them blow never so hard
j With these wind-, inter-island communicition is
j fretjuent and regular.
: f A Musical Entertainment Next Week We beg
rto call atteution to the card of M. Le Monnyer, the
French Commissioner, in another part of to-day's
j paper, announcing a concert for Friday evening
1 next, by bimself and two other gentlemen, for a
1 most worthy object. We are confident that the terse
! and Tery appropriately worded appeal of M. Le
I Monnyer cannot but meet with a hearty and liberal
j response from our community.
j Preserved Meats. Some months ago, we pub-
lisbed an article calling atteution to the feasibility of
! carrying on here the business of canning freh meats
j for export, after the manner pursued in Australia
j and New Zealand with such success. We are now
j gratified to hear that a gentleman cf this city, of
I capital and well-known enterprise, proposes shortly
to commence the busiuess here, and lias scut to th?
Colonies for a person well experienced in the process.
Success to any and every enterprise, say we, that
shall lend to develop our resources.
Loss of the " Triokxt." A telegraphic dispatch
to the New lied ford Stunthird, from the Isthmus,
dated Feb. 9. reports that the whaling bark Tri
drtd, Capt. Cogan, at Panama, became a total
wreck, on the 8th. She had beeu hauled on to tbe
beach at Cerlebra Island, and capsized and was
totally wrecked. .She would be sold at auction
Her oil and bone (1.300 bbls oil and 21.000 lbs
bone) had been previously landed for .shipment
Cokk IIakbor We hare received a copy of the
Lrimoirr, a paper published at Cork, Ireland, con
taining an exceedingly interesting account (but too
long for our columns) of very extensive dock
building and other accommodations for shipping
and merchandise that Lave recently been built at
that noted port. Particular attention is directed to
the fact that vessels calling there lor orders and in
need of repairs, will hereafter find the beet of fac
ilities without unlading. Cork is fas-t becoming a
huge Commercial emporium.
The Scribblers. The islands have been much
written about of Ute, more particularly in tr.e San
Francisco papets. The Alias Honolulu corres
pondence is iute lengthy and generally reliable,
and so are s editorial articles concerning island
affairs. The Chronicle Las an editorial t n Reci
procity, which reads well and Las but here ai d
tLere an inaccuracy in statement, but severely op
poses the project, and ratLer unjustly lasLes us
about our labor system. A native of Honolulu
now residing iu Sau Francisco is said to be the
Hoxolclc Rifle Corps. There was an adjourned
meeting of this military company, held at its armory
on Friday evening, March 14th, for the purpose of
electing its officers for tbe ensuing year, which re
sulted as follows :
Captain I has. T. Gutick. re-elected.
hint Liruttnant Wi.haiu Auid. re-elected
cor i Lituttna it C AilreJ Castie, re-t-ierted.
tyu ir ttr-in utrr and Trtaiurtr Rot.t C Aulin.
Surijton Dr. Edward rMrehr. re-elected.
Coiur Streant I.. C. Young, re-electod. i
Stryeantm Ul, Cfcaa. lieut, re-eleru-d ; id, W. F. Williams ;
3d. M. f. Donuell; h. Alex. McUuice ; .ill. Henry Lua.
itcrrtary l WiUuiua, reflected
Cor.orai'i lat. A. II. . man ; 2d, R. M. Braah ; 3J. A.
Manuel; Alii, N alter Kraah.
i Sailing op the Demcia. The U. S. S. Benicia,
; Capt. Clary, which ui rived here ou the 3d of Jan
j uary last, sailed for San Francisco on Wednesday
i the 20th, after a stay in our waters of about seventy
! five days. The ship came when we were in the
; midt ot political uncertainties and excitements.
and the leaves us when all is quiet and order. Her
j oCicers will long be remembered as refiued gentle
men, and they too will doubtless Lave pleasant
. memories Connected with their visit to our Islands.
During Ler stay here. His Majesty tbe King made is a minor, but the Duke of Montpensier is put for- ; Hawaiians Abroad. By tbe last mail was re
tbe trip to Hilo and back on the BtJucia. and in j ward as Regent. It appears that Amadeus abdica- Ceived from Boise City. Idaho Territory, one of the
token of his appreciation of the gallant officers of ted the throne in the hope that tLe army would re- I census blanks issued by tbe Board of Education,
j the noble ship, in company with Lis suite he paid a :
farewell visit on board on Wednesday. Generals j
j Scbofield and Alexander, U. S. A., return to Sn j
r,Q - ,v r
' r ranciacn on the Eemein.
Good Tf.vn.ins' Kiu. The members of Ulti
ma TL;i!f" Lodge. No. 1. and invited gu:s.
enjoyed luusic pad dir.cit: at their Ha'I on Kin;
Street last Monday eveaias. TLe looms were against the King ac 1 people. There ii to conec'
ver? tind-.m-. lv decorated and draped with ever- i fct 'low anael at the Kvcr:gtity wf
grn. the -.tipper . xquUIte. and the whole 9tn? u."TjoQ tf trt;t n. let it
u-Tiir was a grand ucc-. , lt there acv Q- n difierenc? in .lioinr.j: a k1 l.ir
Mi .:e this aitlj.sxj. The P.and wiil play at
Plinnu Square, comuieticing at o r. v. The follow
ing the progTJimie, to concir.de wi:h a ma-cb
around the ..jaare :
Emprror Wi!;iain March, ww
Omnia an-t C'jiii'Vif, (jvri Tr uNttiir
ltiutra J WJaJnllr
t ilius. ira l.;u.la
T wr. anil Ca:.irjr, !'i ..a Muxarks
(i ivcn.i.r lK.l;.:n.n Mircfl ...
. . . lv.irt:i
. . . .Mfun
ii. Avi v.i'iK.vr The h..l! jivin bv the mem
bers of the .K i: tadri'lf Club, on the evening
of St. ra:ikk day. in HutTum's- Hall. wa decided
ly or.e ol the most attractive and Les: of the season.
The ball was beautifully decorated, and the tioor
artistically covered with the newest style of crpet
ing, making it one of the Cnet-t dancing halls in this
city. The table was amply supplied with the deli
cacies of tbe marker. The members cf other clubs
added to the enjoyment of the merry night; alto
gether we congratulate the committee of arrange
ments and cur Quadrille LeaJer for their zeal in
every respect to add t j the enjoyment. The soul
stiiring music of MacanleyV Quadrille Eand was a
marked feature of the occasion.
DoGijtkkll. Among the many unfortunate
canines that Lave receutly met their dr.ubs from
not being provided with the duly stamped bit of
copper, was one that was peculiarly the aubject
of pity. Somebody Lad cruelly deceived him and
atierapted to deceive th police by attaching to
Lis collar a base imitation of a tag. It wns " too
thin,' and Lo was shot. Alter Lis death the fol
lowing tecbing" hues were found in the Station
bouse yard :
Oh master, I have served you well,
Fnnii dolv never U d 1 il ig.
Oh how could you my poor life srll
By slicking on a houa tag
Oh. ina 'y weary nighi I've watchcl,
Your ro)er y am; you,
Sow I liy Police Ikv btcu catrhrd.
They'll urely short me thro ami thro.
I'oor iiot;. duu'i of y..ur maaters tiraj?,
IVrrli.iut.- you may, like uie,
lie flttf I with a b-. gut Kit;,
Then shot, aud sent to sea !
Our Auckland correspondent, writes that the
news from Fiji is acrain getting interestine. The
planters are everywhere in aims, and determined
on the overthrow of the present Government.
They see no sign of retrenchment, and declare they
will not be mere tools to work lor salaries given t-
useless otlicials. On the other Land the Govern
ment seems daily depending more on physical force
and the support of armed Fijitnen. Mr. Thurston,
warden ot Nadroga district, und brother of the
Premier, has h.id the incredible folly to cause a
planter to be handcuffed by Fijimen. The indignity
will send a thrill through the country, and prove
probably a death blow to the Government. The
history tit the case h singular. Mr. Thurston was
on his way to his station in a steamer, the Pride
ot Viti, accompanied by Dr. Claiksoii. the Minister
of Finance, and a body guard of 25 armed Fijimen,
under a white Sergeant ol Police. Tbey called in
at La on the way. und were there hospitably re
ceived by Mr. Ptiuger. who went on board to invite
the otlicials to his Louse. He was aceompauied by
Mr. Linberg, another planter. It seems to Lave
been somehow reported to the authorities onboard
that Linberg had advised the natives not to pay
taxes. The Pride of Viti, with the cargo, must
have taken in an assortment ol blank warrants, for
one wus tilled up, and Mr. Linberg, being invited
into the cabin, wits arrested thereon lor high treason.
He declined, and drawing a revolver, escaped on
deck, where he ensconced himself behind a water
cask, and kept the 25 Fijimen for some time at bay.
He called for help to Mr. Ptlucer. then on the
steamers bridge, and who lushed to Lis aid, but
was covered by the sergeant wit . a revolver, and
disaimed before he could draw his own weapon.
Plluger was then handcuffed bis wife in great
trouble looking on from the river bank. Linbere
jumped overboard und escaped to shore, where the
planters were soon rallied, and marched down to
release Plluger, declaring their intention to capture
steamer. Warden, Fijimen. and all concerned. The I
steamer, however. Lad got out of reach; but Mr.
Plluger soon returned, being released on bail to
appear In Levuka. and Mr. Page, captain and owner
ot the steamer, beius bail for him. On landing at
Nadroga. Mr. Thurston was met by a large party
of planters, who called to pay their respects to him
as the representative ot Kinjr Cukobau. They were
tully armed, and carred the English flag before
them. Tbe people in Levuka have held meetings.
and called lor the abolition ot tbe Const itution.
Deputations requesting Ministers to advise the ! ben-'" of the original owners, but to money-lenders
Chiel ol IJau" to this effect had waited upon them, j anJ ftRent This was a sum large enough to have
Ministers declined receiving the deputation till the j started manufactures into life, to have built several
words -Chief of Hair' were altered, whereon they i v"se!s, and to have initiated several new enterprises
inserted "Your King" instead. How the American j w'"'ch would have aided materially in developing the
Consul will tieat the arrest of Linberg and Printer resources 01 the country.
w e have not yet heard. They are German subjects, j Kut enough of this. I have merely hinted at these
and the American Consul acts for that country. It things to show that it is wrong for a man who, be
is clear the white men will not be governed by the I cause he cannot jump immediately into a fortune on
present extravagant arrangements, and it will be
madness to attempt governing through Fijimen.
The attempt would probably end ia the dethrone
ment of Cukobau and his Ministry altogether, and
tin substitution of some other chief perhaps
Maalu instead. Ofa7o Hi7ne.7. Feb. 1.
FOREIGN NEWS SUMMARY.
The arrival of the steamship Hoses Taylor. Capti
Pdetben, on Sunday last, britigs us San Francisco
dates to March 5. The general news is not import-
ant, the most interesting item to us being the an
nouncement of the final failure of the measure for j
Kll flakier j7iilr t T7 rinnrA.jj , f tha U'ul.K 1 1 n -.f"
a-.a-ausauaaaa j likjl VCJ la a,j, flVTW 1 1 1 1 V . j
steamers. It was defeated in the Senate, by a vote
ol 28 to 26. At New York. Mr. Webb in conse
quence had contracted to 6ell his boats to the Pa
cific Mail Steamship Company, for a million of dol
lars. His understood that by tbe terms ot the con
tract with tbe New Zealand Government, six
months notice must be given by either party of Its
termination. It is not deCnitively known in what
manner the line to Australia will be continued, but
it is pretty certain that it will be occupied by some
company. Meanwhile the communication between
Honolulu and San Francisco by monthly steamers
will be continued in any event.
Congress adjourned on the 4th of March, and on
lhat day President Grant was inaugurated for the j
Hew teitn with imposing ceremonies. Tbe investi
gations that have been going on as to the Credit j
Mobilier affair, have been concluded, by a vote of
severe censure "' upon two of the principal parties
engaged in the scandalous business. President !
Grant in Lis inaugural address, made useof tbefol- j
lowing words, which are of peculiar interest to j
those of our readers who have lately exercised ;
themselves with ideas of annexation : j
In the first year of the past administration, the
l'lvi'ui-iuuii .utue- UL IU1 luc au 111 i.-r-iuil Ol OJU I'O-
UJ t r .i t-.,; i. . t
Iiililtro as a I en itnrv rF the I ninn I r tx-aa not a
question ot my seeking, but was a proposition Irom
the people of san Domingo and which 1 entertained.
I believe now. as 1 did then, that it was for the
Dest interests of this country, for the people of San
D.m, . i ii i .i . .i
omingo and all concerned, that the proposition
ir, . :.. i r i iJ t. i F
should be received favorably. It was. however, re
garded constitutionally otherwise, and tbe subject
was uever brought up again by me. In the future,
w hile I hold my present office, the subject of ac
quisition of territory must Lave the support of the
people before I will recommend any proposition
looking to such acquisition. I say now here, bow
ever, that I do not share in the apprehension felt
by so many as to the danger of tbe govt rnment be
coming weakened and destroyed by reason of the
extension ot territory. Commerce, education and
rapid transit of thought and matter by telegraph
and steam, have changed this belief, f rather be
lieve that our Great Maker is preparing the world
in His owu good time for one great nation, speak
iug one languagt? when armies and natives will
be no longer required.
FroDi Europe, we learn that while France is
quiet. Spain does not present the most favorable
appearance for the continuance of a republic. The
claimant for the throne. Prince Alphonso, son of
Isabella, threatens an insurrection, and the regular
army has shown signs of insubordination. Alphonso
volt and recall Lira to reign untramiaeled by a Con-1
stitution. But in all her troubles, Spanish Repub- '
licanism has a tower ol strength in Castelar, the
. xr- . r r '
nreaent Minister nf Knreiirn AfTura 1
Annexation No. 4.
Public tseetiugs at wLich ajitatirg spetchr ore
is tje, are too often the nur of d;st.'Tal iJoai
to rc'-al aj.i:ast o-r:gn, cr j rrs-i iin h:ra to
de!ier ctct tba soicrcin aul his c.iut,try to a f-.-r
i ;.a iwr ? T:,e Feoi.tns ia t':fir Cvnte:: ; Utel
Vt'-i:xtie tii; f -r "Auld IrvIanJ." did o-t p to the
eiteut of str kii.j t the life of the Enlifh nation.
: But the free -p:r:t t f our institutions toierates what
Great irittiii woa!d not. If a ma was to walk the,
streets of London, an 1 give exprticu to such pxli
: tioal entiiufDt as we daily Lear in Honolulu, he
: would be regirded as one who hiJ 'reaaou at heart
i acJ annexation in the mouth.
j Allegiance omnot be put on and c'J at pleasure
j like an oil girment, although it ctidentiy m!s eay
. on M.iae. A man mu.-t take the o-vth in the fona
? mot obligatory on his Ct-'tiscienc the law preuai-
ing be Las one. In that oath he decl-irtstb.it he
i Wl'l 1.11 TtT-.r-f f t. incT i f ii r i. i in.l lava ,.f iIim Nak.L
' ian IIioJs, an 1 bar true allegiance to His Majesty
; the KiLg. Now is it acconiinjz to the letter an i
the spirit of that oath for a naturalized citizen to en
! deaor to destroy that constitution and that aoTer-
eignty by advocating annexation? Our Penal Code
! declares that ' allegiance is the obedience aid
i filelity due to the KingJoi from those under its pro
j tection." ani that an "alien owes allegiance to thia
Kingdom during Lis residence therein " Is not the
j advocacy of annexation a violation of the spirit of
j this law by residents here who are not naturalized?
I have listened with painful surprise to two ad
dresses, recently delivered, on the Situation of the
I country. I have calmly heard and weighed public
! opinion on the subject, and the conclusion has been
i irresistible that the whole agitation proceeds from a
' small circle, with a nucleus of dollars and cents. It
Las its basis on 12 per cent, interest, compounded
quarterly, on freight from the plantations to Hono
lulu, ou commissions and chirg s on sugar in Hono
lulu, and on commissions and charges ou sales in
Sau Francisco. It is a system by which money lend
ers and agents get all the profits and the planter
sustains all the losses. The interest, commissions
and charges are tbe same whether sugar is worth '1
or 10 cents per pouud. It is a business where all the
gains are on one side and all the losses on tbe other.
No wonder the planter, in looking over the account
j of his returns, is startled by fiuding that be s get
i ting deeper in debt while the profiis of all his labor
j and toil have gone into the pockets of others. The
j remedy fur this is not in annexation, or the Pearl
luver naval-arsenal-reciproeity-trcaty, but here at
home by wise and judicious management.
The great error in these islands Las been, in most
cases, to start sugar plantations on fictitious capital,
Ly which the money lenders and the ageuts are fas
tened upon them like leaches exhausting their sub
stance. I veuture to say that no planter would com
plain of hard times if he was free of debt, acted as
his own agent and shipped Lis products directly from
his plantation to market. Speculative sugar planta
tions will not prosper in any country plantations
that have uo capital at their basis. If any man
makes a venture of this kind, with the expectation of
paying a high rate of compounded interest, double
freight and double commissions, he may with great
certainty calculate upon failure. Extraordinary
crops and uniform high prices might keep Lira up ;
but a short crop and a depression in price, break his
insubstantial credit fabric and he must go down.
No plantation should ever be started unless on the
solid basis of capital ; and what right has any roan
who brines no caoital to the countrv. but exDects to
j draw wealth from the soil on credit, to ask for the
sacrifice of the independence of the country, cr even
for reciprocity for his benefit?
I desire to see tbe sugr plantations prosper, and
would aid them all I could legitimately, but not at
the sacrifice of other interests, and particularly not
at the expense of the Hawaiian people, whose inter
ests it is our highest duty to protect. Tbe planters
themselves must commence the work of reform and
remove the ircubus that rests upou their prosperity.
They must contract their expenses and try. if possi
ble, to get their sugar shipped directly from their
plantations to market, aud have but one consignee
at that market. They must not borrow money at 1U
per cent interest compounded quarterly. If tbey
cannot get along without doing this, the sooner they
sell out and try some other enterprise the better. It
is far better to commence anew without a dollar and
try by honest industry and energy to win a way in
, vfe wU tbau t0 efart 0Q thoapiul of otlfer8,
, withoilt a prospectof repayment. As soon as a man
i.:i. i ..:, ..i , i...
commences business on borrowed capital at .12 per
ceut., he is the bonded slave of others aud all his toil
goes to their benefit. It is a species of gambling in
which the banker has all the chances against him,
and there is nothing in the draw." Better sit
down to a dinner of herbs for which you owe no man,
than a stalltd ox, on credit. There can be no healthy
tone among planters unless their business is on a
solid basis. If not, there will always be a spasmodic
cry of hard times on the least pressure. Our expe
rience has proved it ruinous. I will cite a few ex
amples of plantations that have gone under," and
are not now in the hands of the original proprietors :
! Lihue, Koloa, Princeville, Waihee, Kaupakuea, Kai
i wiki and Paukaa. Now three-fourths of a million of
oll irs were we'ed ou these, which did not go to the
fictitious capital, to ask the country to barter away
its independence for his benefit; or to ask for what
many think, the doubtful advantage of reciprocity by
giving Pearl River as a bonus, wheu there is great
probability that it would operate injuriously to the
mass of the people.
'-As to the Pearl River, or Ewa Bay protect, there
i"are a few preliminary questions to be asked. Do
me onuea ciaies want it as a naval arsenal t uoee
His Majesty, King Lunalilo und his people desire
to lease it, or part with it in any manner? Until
these questions ure definitely answered, I consider
it a work of supererogation in fact, the highest
impertinence of deraagogism. to discuss the ques
tion. From the tone of President Grant's Inaujru-
i ral address, unless the people the llaicniian pco-
ph move in the matter, he would not listen to it.
and the voice of our King and people has never
The political questions which now agitate the
few in Honolulu are based entirely on pelf-interest
the almighty dollar. Tbe moral, social and in
tellectual condition of the Hawaiian people, is
never thought of never alluded to. The agitators
are influenced only by a prospect of material de
velopment. The conservation ot our native popu
lation and their intellectual and moral advance
ment, are matters of no importance to them. They
have Fusrar on the brain, and like monomaniacs
are controlled by one wild idea, or rather, hallu
cination. They will not even compute our population at
what it really is. One orator says 49.000. another
pays 40.000. Tbey wish to view the condition of
these islinds in its gloomiest light and will not
state candid facts. Do the half-whites constitute
no part ot our native population? Are they not
the most hopeful part of it? And from present
appearances, will not it be on these that tbe future
of this nation must in a great degree depend? The
native population, including the half-whites, is 51.
o31. and 1 am confident this is far below the real
number. The shortness ol tbe time and the rapid
ity of the manner in which the census was taken,
render it very incomplete. If the census had been
fully taken. I doubt whether the populatisn would
have fallen short of that of lGrj. Then we must
include tbe great numbers in the Guano Islands
and on running vessels. But the annexationists
do not count the foreigners as a part of our popu-
, , , , . . i 1
lation, and yet they are that portion of it which
-' . J
rmses nil tin bii
raises all tins apitation. home of them seem to
speak as conquerors who would sway tbe destinies
of these people. I shall count them as people,
nevertheless, vcho oure allegiance to the King and his
irtvermntiu. anu nt sucu are amenaoie to ice laws :
j . i . ,u ,- i .- ,w
added to tbe native population, they give us an
aggregate of near 57,000. II tbey bave interests and
expect to live here, they should not count them
I look upon the future of our population hope
fully. There is a marked increase of children
under 15 years of age; and in the half-castes, the
increase is so ereat, that if it continues in propor
tion in the tu.'.ire to what it has done in the past
six years, in 30 years they will ereatly exceed the
present native population. The rapidity with
which the half-whites increase may be illustrated
by the descendants of the mutineers of the
Bounty." in Pitcairn's Island, who Lave become
so numerous from a few families, that they have
bad to seek new outlets for their increased popu
lation. They are equally prolific here, and a most
remarkable feature i. that the females exceed the
males, being directly tbe converse of the propor
tion of the sexes among the full blood natives.
Let our agitators act pbilanihropically and help
augment and preserve our population by wise and
judicious measures, which if I can find time in the
luture I will eliminate. Independence.
properly filled out wi
Hawaiians. all n
:h the names, ages. Lc. of
males, living in that far off
1Bd' Th occPation3 are, gold-diggers part of
the year and wood-cutters the rest. How did that
Annexation, No. 1. By Jcaius. ;
While it ia quite eTiJent that a reciprocity treaty ;
with the Unite-1 State, if it can L cbtained. is at
present the best expedient fr tl.se U!and, it d-ra
Let secta diirat'.c tLat tha sabject cf annex kt ion
all receive its qaictus from rtna ning po f i!e
( a:;J so discreditable to u, as that of article ... I,
by Inlepen lence." puLl:he-.l in the CcMHi actAt.
Ain KSTisU? of March 1st. Toe ai gumcat lUertby set
! forth from the cue of Stn IVuningo, to prove that
: the l"uited Sistca woul 1 not accede to our annexa
tion, would t-e rejected by any one readiug carefully
i again the comments male by the Anie:icn prva
upon that Sin IVjmirgo project previous to tha de
: livery cf tie great sceech f Senator Sumner against
j it. as well as that speech itself. It would thus be
! seen that the scheme met with universal favor anu
j wis very neatly accomplished, wl.eu Sumner shewed
, new reasons against it. These reasons were uot, as
set forth by Independence," that it was impolitic
:- for the United States to extenl their territorial ac-
quisitions beyond the coutiuent, or that questions of !
intern ional complication were involied. There j
i were no such questions; aud if tere hod been, the
i United States were adequate for them. The cbjeo- j
! tiona were rather, that, tbe people of San iKiiu icgo I
teing degraded and excessively superstitious were j
uutu (t aimissiou iuto the Great Republic; that
i their ruler, then in power, in every respect a base
, man, was a usurper, so that to rawr him was to
; oppose popular freedom itself; that tbe little nation
I was merely bringing an iuimeuae national debt,
' deceitfully magnified in the interest cf its rulers
I alove its true amouut to Le paid by the United
' States; aud chief above all other objections, that the
j honor of the United States was involved, inasmuch
I as the government of that country had for a long
j time kept war-ships at San lkuningo, aud had thereby
j intimidated the party opposed to annexation, and
j had actually employed! salaried agents to labor and
to give bribes for procuring the cession of the coun
. try. It was argued, therefore, that the whole matter
I was of a piece with ancient barbarous wars of con
' quest, disgraceful to the Uuited States au I a'ao iui
; politic. None of the above reasons exist in the case
of these islands. On the coutrary the American
j pipers, foremost to oppose tbe annexation of San
j boniingo, have spoken favorably of tbe annexation
of these islands, only suggesting, as it were from
remembrance of the San lKuiiugo ailair, that noth
ing be done to force ut to it.
The rest of " Indepenlence's " article is taken up
with argument' that the United States would reject
our islands, because they would not tie pecuniarily
profitable to them ; as though thnt country would
look at the project as a mere matter of dollars and
! ceuts ! To prove this he has asserted that these isl
ands have not a capacity of more than i,000 square
miles of arable land for an influx of population ;
that they never Lad a population of more than 151,
6O0, and could not Lave more without being over
peopled, like Pitcairn's Island ; that the increase of
business and population caused by annexation would
soon subside and give place to lethargy ; that it
would cost the Uuited States immensely to protect
the islands by very many fortresses ; and that the
islands could not be annexed as a state, but only as
a territory, and as such would yield a very small
revenue ; reasons to bo rejected by any oue with
Now respecting the capacity of this group for
population, it should be considered, how little our
undeveloped resources have been investigated. Ex
perienced sugar planters, who have traveled over
Hawaii, have been surprised at the great stretch of
country, reaching from Kohala to beyond Wairaea
and on to the slopes of the mountains, most admira
bly adapted to tbe culture of sugar cane, and yet
untouched by tbe plow. TLe only difficulty respect
ing this tract is tbe want of suitable harbors, a lack
which could be provided for by expedients similar to
those adopted in many such parts of the West Indies.
Room for very many new plantations may also bo
found on each of the other principal islands. Still
further a judicious construe ion of canals for irriga
tion would greatly increase the present agricultural
vju nnuai a targe river coum ie ica over an
Waimea, as ftrtilo a rezion as the islands nossess.
Such enterprises would soon be started on every
hand on each of the islands, if wc Lad an influx of
the enterprise and capital that is making a vast
system of canals for Irrigation over the whole inte
rior of California. The plain between Makawoo and
Wailuku could by such a canal be made to give au
anuual yield of sugar equal to the whole amount
now exported by us, and to thus support a popula
tion equal to our whole present population. But
sugar is not our only agricultural resource. Coffee
of a superior quality can be raised without injury
from the blight at high elevations above the 6ca, as
also oranges, lemons, and very probably the alinoud
aud olive. This' seems a consideration of some mo
ment, when we remember that, in Southern Califor
nia, an orchard of ten acres of oranges, yielding
fruit much inferior to ours, is considered a fortune,
the income being about 1,000 per acre. Besides
these productions may be mentioned, ramie, the
Manila-banana, cotton, arrowroot, rice, and the
vegetables needed by the future growing population,
and also the flocks aud herds which would cover
nearly every square mile of uncultivated land ; and
with this is to be taken into accouut, the innumera
ble forms of industries that would be awakened by
increased agricultural prosperity.
Is it certain now, as " Indej.endence " knows so
well, that islands of such capacity wou'd be as over
peopled, as Pitcairn's Island, by the addition of only
100,000 to their present population ? Is it eo certain
that they never had more? that Captain Cook, intel
ligent as he was, aud accustomed to estimating tbe
population of the many groups he discovered, so
greatly overestimated the population, which for a
hundred years has been marvelously decreasing,
once one-tenth in a single year? and that the ves
tiges of ancient habitations and tillage, extending
on Hawaii over scores ol miles, now without an in
habitant, and likewise covering immense regions on
the other islands indicate nothing more? And are
we to swallow tbe whole theory against our future
growth, because of the amusiug inference of 'Inde
pendence," that now for the coming civilized popu
lation a greater extent or territory will lie Deeded,
than for au equal population, at the ancient barbar
ous times, as though savage countries were more
densely peopled than civilized? The Rev. Rufus An
derson of tbe A. B C. F. M., a man of too advanced
age to be carried away by enthusiasm, and of mar
velous sagacity and intelligence and of forty years
acquaintance with these islands, after a careful ex
ploration of them publicly stated at Honolulu that
tbey Lad capacity for a population of a half a mil
lion. But to determine the matter by facts, ake the
single case of the Island of Mauritius of about tbe
si" of Maui, having three ranges of mountains to
diminish its agricultural area, and having so poor a
soil that sugar cane cannot be raised without con
stant use of guano. This island with only 67G square
miles, not the C.OOO square miles of these islands,
annually exports about 150,000 tons of sugar, not
the 10,fJO0 tons only which we now export, and Las
a population of 238,200, not tLe mere 151,-VX) which
"Independence" knows are all our vastly largr
area could ever support without being overpeopled
like Pitcairn's Island. TLe value of the produce
imported into Great Britain from Mauritius in 18o6
is officially stated to have been 12,185.035. Would
any kind of reasonable estimate based on these facts
indicate that these islands would be of no value to
the United States?
Regarding the expense of fortifying this island
realm, it is enough to remark, that it is not neces
sary according to modern military tactic, as Inde
pendence " seems to imagine, to build a Chinese wall
all around it in order to protect it. The whole group
would be under the control of any power that had
one fortified naval port at a strategic point. No
hostile force could invincibly entrench themselves on
any island nor gain control of the group, till they
captured that port. This is illustrated by England's
deteuces of its colonies, and by the fact that that
country seems to see no such objection to its acquisi
tion of the Fiji Islands.
With reference to the commercial value of this
group as a territory and not a state, it should be
considered, that with our fully organized and well
administered government, and peculiar reasons for a
state government at our distance from the coast, it
is most improbable that we would b only received
as a territory. But even as such we would make
our own laws, while receiving the appointment of a
government from Washington. Tbe difference in
our financial importance would not be worth comment.
But all this matter of the mere mercenary value of
the islands to the United States, highly valuable
indeed, though we have seen that they would thus
become, is hardly to be noticed in comparison with j
the value arising from their position in the midst of
the commerce of the Picific. The United States are
ready to expend immense sums to protect their hum
blest citizen in legitimate commerce in distant parts
of the earth, desiring not merely for pecuniary profit,
but for their honor to have their flag safe and re
spected wherever it floats. While now subsidizing
the China steamship line and likely to soon do equally
well for the Australian line, they must regard these
islands cf no small importance in a naval point of
view. Of the value of the commerce thus needing
protection, the Sacramento Union remarks that the
revenue from its tariffs alone will ere long be S20.-
If the reasoning yet to b published by Inde
pendence" is to be similar to that of bis article No.
1, there can be nothing better for advancing the
cause of annexation than to thus show how difficult
it is to argue against it.
The ide expressed by the drift of his article, as
well as by his name, that we should prefer indepen
dence, while in some respects pleasing may be delu
sive. We might become independent by obtaining
through genuine effort adeem ate opportunities for
wealth an ! culture, or may think bfeuinn ik by
witiiholdiuir fi oto utb oprtuLit -i an I thu le
turniug lo the anceatial eoatunie ai.d tutu tL aucient
taru-paichr .f ihi rr.UDlry; at the lo liana of tha
American desert- ihiuk ly aepanttii-u ftoto the Uwa
and ir.du!rio f cii!itu n to be uijrp u U-i.t, and
art) thus ouly aaTairca. Not. wNi ihrre ia nf
di ut t aUut our accompliahing ir puip a,-f. r imr
j iKJcpet. Jenee tr
rwiptuctlv treaty, while It Is tlU
' thai we have twica af.aht one and I tilr I f.i nbta.n it.
:oie letr cf the ltrili-n li.m, or rather t f the Miarl
icg of our of Lis wUlp ibHueticea . me, and tsl.ile
i an unaiiliiigueaa cius lo b tiianiff ted ty our
, a;ov rnment, at til gravest crisis in the industrial
f 1 :' cf our nation, lo wake the mot trrnt j t 2.f ta
; f.ir it, e uiurt not let the ouly olhrr uuiiisof ob
taining It, annexation, be falsely cendrmuc-1
Harbors of Samoa.
To th 21i::-.Tvf te Ji i "ic i"t"o;rf.w.' Aditrilxrr .
I hav been requeued by fonie of llie prominent
cititeo if Honolulu ta gie yvu . atatci-irnt I. r pub
1 cation. Some facts about the barbers cf ihe Simian
I.Unds. The only Larbcr that I hcarj if rr at
the port of Apia ou the northwest aid r.f th I.UnJ
of I pola, and an open roadstead with a chanurl
through tbe coral reef. Another on tbe aouthwrat
side of the island, very similar, with a coral island in
the entrance, with deep narrow channcla in tbe reef
near the shore, forming almost natural dcks. This
bartxir the agent of tbe Polynesia-! Land Co , talked
of having purveyed, and lo lay out tha a.roaaf great
city of the Pacific, and remove Ibera tha company's)
depot on I'pvlu. This be contemplated doing because
he could not obtain land satisfactory at Apia. Therw
is another similar harbor about fifteen or tweuty
milia to the southeast of Apia, on the north coast of
fpolu. and tbe harbor or wherw tha ril great rily
or the Pacific is lo be built, Pango Pango. Apia and
Pungo Pan go are the only on fa tahera i.-saela of any
aitv resK-rt There are no harbors on Soaii wherw
ships cau lay in safety. The port of Apia is open to
th sea to the northwest, but perfectly safe fmiu thei
southeast trad winds. The shor line is au almost
half circle, aud tha settlement oo tha beach is UiviJ-Kl
into three towns. The niot to lb right as you
enter the harbor ia called Metlaphalia, and is th
greatest aettlea.enf, aud is wherw the German com
pany have some piers, arvhousi-s, cottou gius and
presses. There are several storea, a ten-put alley, n
boarding houe, aud gin shops, kept by various na
tionalities. In the centre is Apia, and cousists of
the house aud oflieo cf the British Consul, several
stores, two boarding houses, boat builder, ic,
the churches and Louses of the English ruisaieo.
Apia is divided by a a-rall river from MetNphalia.
Ou the right bank (as you cuter the harbor) is lb
Frcuch mission church, which La a town clock and
bell. Back of Metlaphalia arc Ihe mission lau Is, said
to be the Ust on the islands. TLe river is crossed by
n foot Lridge of perhaps fiftjr feet in Itiigth. Near
lh English mishion church there is another river
that marks the boundary betwec-u Apia aud Nlatauta.
This river is crowed in a punt, for which you have to
pay 1.00 t.er month if you don't choose lo wade.
The bridge and punt are all the publio improve
ments tbey have. There are no roads for carriages
and no carriages for rouds. At tbe left point of tho
Bemi-circle ia Matauta, which cotisisis of the itaidenee
of the pilot, American Consul, the notoriously dis
tinguished Captain Hayt, two ealoous aud sailor
boarding Louses, the State warehouses and boat-landing
of Mr. McFarland, (who is the most business
man of the place.) The Polynesian Land Company
store-room, Barnard's auction house, two private
residences, and blacksmith shop. The harbor of
Apia is eo open to the northwest winds and sea that
four or five years ago, in a northwest gide, tbe sea
came iu and swept the beach, killed tho breadfruit
trees, and filled the stores and residences so that they
had to put thefr furniture on the counters to save it
from being wet. A large German vessel went down
at her anchor, and all ou board but one were drowned.
Tbe boasted barber of Pango Pungo ia described to
me as being jH'rfeclly land-locked with a narrow
crooked entrance, the trado winds blowing directly in
for nine months of the year. Surrounded on two
sides by steep and almost perpendicular bluffs of bare
black lava, for about half way te the top the summits
are crowoed with vegetation The peaks of the
mountains of tbe channel and harbor are about 8,000
feet high. At the head of the bay, a mile or more,
the water shoals to a canoe or boat landing on a coral
rt-cf. There is a stream of water that comes in from
a very steep ravine. There are some coooauuts but
very little else is raised at Pango Pango, but there
are some small islands in the vicinity that are more
productive. The water is deep to tho very bao of
the bluff. On the left bluff (as you enter the harbor)
the Polynesian Land Co., have purchased a small
piece of laud, say from five to ten acres if it could
be measured by acres. Here the Land Company Las
built a small house and started a trading post. They
have na store-bouwes for cobra and it rains almost
daily. Their agent got starved out last fall, ami
wept down to Apia where he was when we landed.
This is said to be a good and safe harbor for steamer
and sail vessels to get into, but vory dangcrons for
them to get out- There have beeu some vessels
wrecked in getting out.
This is the place that the President of the Land
Com- any calls tbe Company's harbor, but why he
calls it so no one can conceive, unless he wants to
deceive, as it is a national one according lo the treaty
made lust March by Capt. Meade. When tho Presi
dent of tho Land Company was at Apia last April be
invited some of the residents to take a trip to Pango
Pango and behold tbe site of tbe firtl great city of
the Pacific which was to spring up as it were from
Lis magic touch. On the wsy many suggestions
were rnude in regard to tbe name of the future great
city, some suggested one and some another
until they had about settled on Samoa city
the most appropriate. But when tbe H'itrh
Queen was safely anchored in Pango Pango
a heavy tropical shower having been succeeded by
clear sunshine, which coi.stantly alternate one an
other in that beautiful harbor, tbe mountains shut
ling out every breath of air, tbe vertical sun pour
ing down its uninterrupted rays of intense heat, as
,he sat upon the deck of the verscl fanning himself
with one of those beautiful Samoau fans, bis boots
filled with perspiration the events of Lis past life
camo vividly to bis memory, the intense glowing
scenes and piospccts of his future residence came
like a premonition to the mind of the President, and
he suggested and concluded that the name of his
future city should be Hadtt. W. R. FaiSK.
Honolulu, March 12th, 1873.
Concert for the Relief of the French Suf
ferers by the Floods of last Winter.
Mr. Editor Dear Sir I Lave received by the
last two mails the moat distressing accounts of the
sufferings caused to my country me a by heavy floods
all over France from all parts of tbe world subscrip
tions are raised for their relief.
At a long distauca from my nativo land, I feel It
my duty to contribute to the best of my ability
towards allaying such misfortunes. My country has
met before with the sympathies cf the world, and
particularly of the Hawaiian Kingdom. I nm in hopes
that on the present occasion the sympathy .of th
native and foreign residents will not be wauting.
VI do not intend to raise a subscription, as tbe gen
erosity of the publio has already been tsxed to a
great extent, but we propose (Mr. Fenard, Mr.
Pernet and myself) to give a concert on Friday
evening, March 28th, at the Royal Hawaiian Theatre.
Tickets can be obtained from myself, from Mr.
Feuard, at the p.8t-oflice, from Dr. Trousseau, at Lis
office, from Mr. Schaefer, at Lis store, and from Mr.
Herbert at the Hawaiian Hotel.
If the programme, which will be issued on Monday
next, does not come up to the expectation of the
public, we beg to apologize before Land, and hop
that on the consideration cf the ohjscf, wo will meet
with the indulgence of all
You will oblipe me by giving a small space of your
pnper to this letter.
I remain, dear Sir, truly yours.
11. Le Moxhter.
Scribner's Monthly for February.
It seems to me that this number does not com
up to the maik. Tbe Court Ball at the Hague."
in my opinion, is neither amusing nor instructive.
And then the article. " Since I Died,'-' I caimot
make anything of it. Spiritualistic, perhaps. Th
vagaries of an active imagination uncontrolled by
reason, perhaps. The dream of a fevered brain,
perhaps. But the article purports to Lave been
written, or spoken by a ghost Many years ago. I
read a book entitled. Letters from tbe dead ta
the living." written, if I recollect right, by a Mrs.
Rowe. a contemporary of Dr. Watts. Tbe writer
of those letters, whether ghost, or a combination
of body and spirit, knew bow to control her imag
ination, snd her letters were calculated to do good.
This we cannot say or the article in Scribner. Six
or seven times in the course ol the article she teas
restless and ran. Had she run when there were no
pens to record her hallucinations, it would have
been well for tbe reputation of Miss Phelps; and
perhaps for the rest of tbe ghost a! no. How aad.
that in departing from this life, she should not find
rest! I wonder if she is to run always like th
wandering Jew. Jlequiescnt in pace. And now
the question is whispered in hit ear. " Why are you
down upon Scribner's Monthly?'' Editors in tbe
States receive Scribner as a gift, and a gilt blinds
their eyes, so thai tbey. only praise. 1 wish that
they were independent, enough to criticise justly ;
tor then wc should have much more valuable
peiiodicals and books. I have my own notions of
literary excellence ; and when I see articles fall far
below my standard. I do not hesitate to say so.
Am I not right in this? ALiot is.