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! Acciwtyr. At Wairio, Ewe. yesterday arWoooa.
I Mr. I K- Parks, carriage painter, who was oa a
rctrolnulonl '!'! I o JC.-pt nt Honolulu for 'I'vr o Ytuiro,
t faa. Tiimi.
BY C. S. DARTOW.
ON SATURDAY, : : NOV. 7th.
J: At lJcVoc M-,.?.'. Room, willbeBcl-1,
A FINE & LARGE SELECTION
SfPERIOR PI.ISTS 4 FREIT TREES!
A Choice asst. of Vines and Roses.
C. 8. BARTOW, Aft'r.
AT THE '
Store of Messrs. F. A. Schaefer & Co.
Tb' undersigned i- Intruded to offer for sale
' ' at Public Auction, on
Tuesday, Ihe lOlh Instant,
AT l O'CLOCK. A. M
V.X I.ITR IMI'OIITATIOXS!
A VARIETY OF DESIRABLE GOODS!
TRADE AND THE SHIPPING SEASON !
M ;ii ASI
Prints, Staple Dry Goods,
, Woolen Goods, Dress Goods,
Linen Goods, Broadcloths,
Cassimcrcs and Doeskins,
Shawls, Bed Quilts. Mantillas
I'RRri'MKS SOAPS. DE t'OLOOXE!
2 ILK. I'M BR ELLA. OIL CLOTH,-
DAMASK TABLE CLOTHS & NAPKINS,
WOOLEN TABLK COVER.-,
ni iu. i is.
KICK II ICS.
ENGLISH, FRENCH AND GERMAN
G R O C EJ I ES I
WINES, COGNAC, PALE ALE,
iiolum) tiix :
OlfiArw t.x.ci Tobnooo !
' At c. c. e.
Trrmi Liberal naaf ntatlr laaawa at Sale.
C. . "ARTOW, Aoctiooeer.
TIIOS. G THRUM,
1ST o "7r s
7iiit.t: tkxdkhixb th anks to his
T m iny patron. or lhir liberal latronave In Ihe pail
and f.v Ihf many l nant Kwraom of lhir appreciation of
few iTrt t rv lh.tr InterraCsespecUny- tboee of the
Mtrr HUI otJ .sp.ctAilly reqwrs alt partis aooleia
plalmif rhamre in lhir j'ubet-iption hats r the coming
vr lo wn(l nmie thereof. s-iy ry IVc. 6th, so lht Ihe
r'q'iirfiucnt r-r ihe nel je.ir may be forwarded per wr
of lMt-eifclir l'Kh.
llrvaff'r. all Periodical lo be diconlinned or changed
m ill h- tr.o. a.tvi-w-d shd. nr alt received after Ihe lime
l-ornl be rhirt at ('nlrr Retail Ralea.
aa from tr lw anaruin the Mews uhscriptloa Ba.loesa, it
I. ImpiK'M' to anu.-n fiora one lo three months publications
.hrynn.l a u?etj4irn at bn tbruagti the want of aorfe
th. Wight la olh'T.
No Subscriptions Received for lest than
One Year !
PAVAHI.K IXVARIAULT IV ADVANCE!
J. e. at Ihe rl.eof the quarter dorina; wfcti sateh. bare been
received ar ardrrre. All Subscriptions unpaid a Ihe
end of the ni'wh r.iUovina- the quarter, tha Publications will
be retained until Ihe umr ia ettd for: bat gubription ia
t ipped u'U. il ii - or!on-l. It ia a!-jr mooKd lliat a
Suenbr will oolify when he wi.hea hi. pablleatioca diaeon-
tinuevl. '' .
Any IVri.iiliral 'll be -t f..r to otJ.t and .applied at coat
anj chr,-rn. hut u h pil cr.ler. will be at aroder'a rik
so fr a inn f rt-v-ip ami accoial.ai.io of back date, from
the time onl-red lo thir rreip may be concerned irrrf olar
itir or Jrtenectirtna of mail a. rricard. linK T. O. T.
drwa pot hbl biro.rlf areoanll.le for. but he dora hold him
ef arrrtimtMe t. furnish all ll.e numhera of periodicals
.utwrib"! fi.r thai ha Leea iuel.
FOR OLD AND
Decalcomaoie or Tranafrr Pkrlurea,
Rrlef I'ieturea for gerap Booka J oat
bat lh I.iUVe Fotka bar Wen
cho.l Reward Carda and Chromo Grin
I an be fouad at TI10S. Q. THRCM'S.
FINK STATION' HIV French Letter and Note Papers,
be Soto aod Initial Note,
Mourning Note and Envelopes,
Commercial Note, Leer. C.p ami Flat Papers
A oil a large tn.ttj of Envelopes, all sues.
At TUOS. O. THRUM.
-Ledgers, Journals, Records,
Cah ami Day Books, Scrap Books,
Memoratrtam and Pass BockJ,
Ilerbariams, Ac, Ac.
At TlIoS. O. THRUM'S.
FORM B.iOSi W r.ioks, Unler and Note Books.
Shipping and Money Receipt,
P,.i:s of Fuchanire Bonka, BUI Bonks,
PUntaCmo Time BA.
At THU3. O. THRrM"9.
FORMi Lhor Cor,tr-rfs. M.nafactorer'a and Purchaser'a
Pr.m;.ry Xif, LiH of Exchange.
At t. o. Tiiarn
IN Ki AND
The tm Black an.1 Violet Inks, DoeeU'a
Carmine, equal to Parid'i and cheaper
Mucilage in Rewrroir, Cone, pinta A quarta.
At TH03. a. THRUM'S.
f,lrn t hor.l, .ler Wreath, llosne Circle
Vol. 1, 2. S al 4; OHea Piadem. Shower
of Pr'arts. Wreath of Gems, Gems of
S:raai, LaV.ache'e Methi of Pinfior,
Ilunten'.. Cra.en'., and Rrfliardaoo'a
pmno Forte Method., iaaer'i Gaiter and
Arcor leon In.trortort. Sheet Mu.ic. Tn
atrjmental J Piecea. L 8,,n
h"ni'' At T. ti. THRUM'S.
OREGON EXTRA FLOUR,
Superfine da, brands.
" Salmon Eellies, io blf bbi.
F.ir Sale by
II. H ACKFELD A CO.
" HAMS !
CJT. I.OCIS STAR II A MS. roRIBJ
CY E P. ADAMS.
pleaM Note C haage .f Time
Hlr-aa.l Ma,. A M.
At half. past o ne A. M, at Saroom,
Fancy Prints, Aux.kn; H:n(e,
t Amoakeag Dea.ms, brown CVus ax.J Lr.l!.,
IlttTeks Wtite C !.-, Hue fUr.o 1,
M vjoUo N-ttir-ir, Ulark CVjth,
En.il Lin-n It. II,
FUnb'l fuiH. InhM.'! Lawn,
kauibow q-aUta, l -u.k-t.
Merino Sl.irl F.nry W hite f b.rt,
Otdrd CharU. Tow.Is.
Laii.e' Alra lira. J,
H.ik Boaa, Hat. ar.d Cap.,
.lk lUn lken Lif, Ac, Ac.
GROCERIES, F.l.(l GOODS, if. !
Pmtnn A Merrill's Vrat Powder, Fine Tta.,
' fAiwoer's Keroneoe Oil,T bax and C:g-r,
Manila R' P, Clothes Pin., Charcoal Iron,
Card Matches, prantit Oil, St. Loala Hams,
Lard, Vinegar, Ca'trl Soap,
In II an lie, Oy.ter., SarJinFS.Iustard,
Sail, Wath Blue, Pickle, Pain Klil'r,
Brown Sugar, Crushed Sugar, Flour, &c
K. P. ADAMS, Aarfr.
SATURDAY EVENING, NOV. 21st
At haUf-p..t SVren, at Saleroom, will be ol I :
Bj Order of Jlrrv. If. IllCKHLIl &. Co.,
E. IDHEl'S JEIV fO.SI(i.l.T !
lacladiatf. ria L'.aal. War lew np.n errrr
MANY CURIOUS, SCARCE AND RARE,
History, Physic, ; .
And Divinity, Architecture,
Fine Arts, Light Reading,
:. Children's Books,
Sec, &c. Sec.
vrls aod Otirrs, Etlaratlonal, Eatrrtalaln?.
- OixxJ Bonks are the b-tf thou-ht. of the belt men, the cryl
talixatioo of thooght and lerlinf. To hare a body of enduring
books, implies rigor and drpth. The people that bare the
best book., will hw fonn l to be at the aammit of the scale of
humanity, these that hare none at the bottom. At books are
the highest product, of huma.i effort, so are they in rery
truth, Ihe eti lence of creative power, which alo they kindle
ZT CommU.ions Uithfully attended to, fur those onat le to
K. P. AlAM3. Auctioneer.
LUNCH R O O M !
late BL'TLER TO III3 MAJETV
BEGS LEAVE to INFORM the PUBLIC
TU AT HE HAS
OPENED A FIRST-CLASS LUNCH ROOM
in connection with the nhove Hotel, where he is now
ready to serve
Hot and Cold Lunches,
Early and Late Suppers,
O O'rUrb, A. M. fa 12 P. M.
PRIVATE PARTIES CAN be SUPPLIED
t their Bi.l-ncr or in the Lonch Room w.ih
All Ihe Delicacies & Luxuries
oar maeksts affjed. Lillle di.putes or I et can here be srltled
amicably wuA a Iwner a la i oarchette or an Oyster Supper,
with no other blood.hed except tht of the Grape ; exchange
matters or political cntroversie. can he argued over a Cotrlles
en paitilottrs. Omelette aux Confucrnre. Uc, Etc.
EVERYTHING COOKED TO ORDER !
OPEN ON SUNDAYS,
rioaso Givo jno v Cnll.
ROBERT Vox OEII LHOFFEN,
Chef de Cuisine.
Ofl'cr for Ssile
WHALE BOATS AMD BOAT STOCK
LIME AND CEMENT,
By Steam-.- iror-.'rancisco,
POTATOES, ONIONS, &C,
Brand's Bomb Lances.
Perry Davis Painkiller,
Puuloa Salt Works.
MANILA CIGARS !
A NEW INVOICE OFTHOSF. SUPERIOR
A. tJenuine Cirars, Just received and lor CQ
For Victoria Iircct !
TUX ENGLIiil SCHOONER
Ffr 1r. hi ri ' aoo to
CASTLK A COOKE, Areaua.
FOR SAX FILWCISCO.
The A. S. N. Co.T"splendid Steamship
of Adelaide !
WILL SAIL FOR SAN FRANCISCO!
Wednesday, November Mth!
XT f'-r Freight and Pa.sare, or any further taformatioo,
V02 App'y to C. BBEWJlS A CO., Agents.
FOR SYDNEY, X. S. XV.
The A. S. N. Co.'s Fine Steamship
T. WOOD, COMMANDER,
WILL SAIL FOR SYDNEY. N. S. W..
Monday, November I 6th !
XT For Freigot and Passage, to Sydney, New Zealand aad
Mflboorne, apply to
'Mi c. BREWER A CO., AgenU.
FOR VICTORIA, 15. C.
THE FINE AM. BARK
DEL AWAR E ,
T. J. HINDS, MASTER.
Will have Qnick Dispatch for Above Port.
Pari sfher Cargo already engaged.
For Fieight only, apply to
C. BREWER A CO., Agents.
FOR iVFW REDFORD
T1E AMERICAN CLIPPER SHIP
CAPT. T. M. BENSON,
Will sail for New Bedford with Dispatch !
XT The 8TREN. on her Ia voyage, turned out her OIL In
better condition than any other ship that ever took Oil from
this port. For Freight apply to
C. BREWER A CO.. AgenU.
For SYDNEY DIRECT.
THE FAST BAILING BRIGANTINK
Immediate Dispatch for the above Port !
Having the greater part of her Cargo engaged.
For Freight or Passsge, apply to
MJ TH tO. H. DATIF.8. Agent.
ATJ AI 3? ACKJ3T!
FOR KOLOA AND WAIMEA.
KAMAIL E T
Will have Regular Dispatch for the above named Porta, on
and after the 6th of November next, until further notice.
Freight aod Passengers taken at the Lowest Rates.
t,0 B0LLE3 A CO., Agents.
TIME-TABLE OF THE
STEAMER " KILAUEA,"
MARC II ANT, t t X t MASTER.
Monday. . .
..Nov. 9. .5 p. m.
Kon, touching al Kaanaka
kai both way
Nov. 17.. 5 p. m..Hilo
Nov. 2a. .6 o. m..NawiUarili
Nov. 30..6 p. m..Clrcoit of nawali
..Dec. 7. .6 p. m..Kona, touching at Kaunaka-
kai both waya
.Dee. 14. .5 p. ..HiIo
Dec. 21. .4 p. m.. Circuit of Kauai
.Dee. 2S..6 p. m. .Circuit of Hawaii
-T n. Hon Trira the Steamer will not leave Mskeoa nntih
7 A. M. or later ; an-i naaiaea uaj uimi w a. .h. ui i
... .ti n , f 1
Rates of Passage will be
To or fiom Kaonakakal, Molokai S JO
- Maalaea, Maul
" M.kena, Muni.....
" Kawaibae, ' .
" Kailua. " .
" Kaawaloa, '
" Hilo, 44 .
" " Kau Coast " .
Circuit of Hawaii, Round Trip.
To or from any P rt on Kauai. .
Circuit of Kauai, Round Trip..
Deck Passage (or natives only.,
No Credit for Passage Money !
TICKETS AT THS OFFICE ONLY. V
u kK will K. considered as taken until raid for. Not
re.ponsible for baggage unmarked or any Freight or Parcel ;j
unlcf. receipiea lor.
FREIGHT MONET DUE OX DEMAND i
SAMUEL G. WILDER, AgenU ;
Office with Wilder A Co., corner of Fort and Queen Streets. ;
nneTnw fir TTnwnT.TTLTT PACKET LINE?!
HVJavu 1 r
C. BREWER Ai CO.. ACEXTSt 5
r.vnrtl.U arraneementa can alwavs he mado
rhsaarS? Storage and Shipment of Oil, Bone, Wool. Hades;
and other Merchandise to New Bedford, Boston, New York and
other Eastern Ports. XT Cash Aoe.ade & g j
Regular Packet for Kona and Kan
The New Clipper Schooner ji
Will run regularly on the above mule, bavins excellent aceom
modalions for psssengers and freight.
For Freight or Pasage, PP'3L ih aa.n on bod.
or to b (9m TlBBhTfl A SORENSON.
DISPATCH LINE FOR SAN FRANCISCO.
C. BREWER Ai CO., AGENTS.
w.,t! ,M;ved rrORAOE FREE and
i3 liberal ca.h advance, made on ''nt' h 'U
line. (t4 ly)
REGULAR PACKET FOR L MAINA.
"fx fn-rr-n entTTJ UTTTTT. "RTT.TillTLI..
R. P. CRANE, Master.
Will Bib Kfffilarly he tweeaThU Port and Lahains,
IlanolnlaSatirdaysaad Lakaiaa every Wedaesdajs.
qjs 3m II. HACKFELD A Co.. AgenU.
FOR SALE LOW BY
C. BREWER & CO.
th moos roa tm koti or Xcumii,
ISH-UoioitLl Jdtas Tint.
New Moon T 5 r
14 First Quarter S i f.
JZ Fall Moos I f I
30 Laat Quarter... 7 "
Tiotor sew biiiiso aaa.k-rrix.
1 fun r:es 6 06 7 aw, aa seta M M
RaorUn 0 10 aa; Han acta 4 1
14 eno riaea 14.4 i ritn kU 4 li.4 rw
21 Sao riaes 6 ii i w; San rlm 4 It 3 rw
29 San rises i4 a; fan set. W '
. The mcmbert cf Ills Majesty's late Cbinet hTlng
reigneJ tleir respcctiTe Offices, it bag pleiseJ Ills
Majestj to male the iul'owiog appointmenU :
W. L. Gbeex, Minister of Foreigo Affairs.
W. L. Moehojua, Minister of Interior.
J. S. Walexb, Minister of Finance.
R. II. Staslet, Attorney GeEeral.
Iolani PaUace, Oct. SI, 1371.
U has pleased IL's Majostj the King to appoint the
(flowing gentlemen Members of Ills Frirj Council
Jit State :
Wm. Penihass WooJ, Wm. C. Parke. W. Jas.
yjlani PaUce, Not. 2J. 1874.
It has pleased IT is Majesty the King to appoint
lion. Edwin II. Bojd as Chamberlain of tho Royal
Iolani Palace, Not. 2d, 1874.
It has pleased Bis Majesty the King to appoint the
following persons as members of the Board, provided
for Sa the Act to authorize a National Loan.
' Hon. Godfrey Rhodes,
" J. Mott Smith,
" S. P. Kalama.
Not. 6, 1874.
The following named persons hate been appointed
Members of the Boards of Tax Appeals in accordance
wUh the Act of August 8th, 1S74 :
fiawall. . L. Severance, J. Pabia.
Puna D. Makuakane, Kamohoalil.
Kau J. Kauhane, C Ti. Spencer.
S. AToaa II. N. Green well, M. Barrett, Rev. Manas a.
TV. AToaa U. K. Makainai, J. W. Makanoaooa.
S. KokaaZ. Paakiki, D. F. Sandford.
K. Kohali D. K. Naiapaakai, Jamea Woods.
'am atu a Isaac Maui, J. K. Kaanaraano.
LaXeina D. Mamakl.J. O. Kawehe.
ffailuku John Richardson, Josia Kehula.
Mai-awaoJ . Pilipili. Wm. Cooper.
Hanal. Harbottle. 8. K. Kanakaole.
PfTUteaat 8. G. Dwrght, J. W. Kalua.
(7l-al... K. MaVuia, J. Kealakaa.
.Hbnolulu J. Porter Green, J. KoiL
im and fl'aianai J. II. Coney, J. Kahauolono.
Waialua a. N. Emerson, Nalaniela.
KoolauloaJ. L. Richardson, 8. M. Naukaoa.
Koolaupoko M. Rose, J. K. Wilder.
..Hanalti Henry Johnson, feka.
AnakolaC. Bertlemann, D. NiuloahiWi,
LihueQ. N. WUcox, W. II. Rice, W. IveU.
Koloa9. Bindl, Mika Nahoa.
ffaimra G. B. Rowell, Kamalenui.
.David Kua, Kaika.
J so. 9. Walker, Minister of Finance.
" Flaaace Department, Nov. 3, 1874.
SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 7.
NOTES OF THE WEEK.
The Kinq's Chamberlain. lion. . II. Boyd has
been appointed te the Office of His Majesty's Cham
berlain, become Tacant by the advancement of the
Hob. W. L. Moehonaa.
XS Base-Ball To-dat. We learn that a match game
ft will come off at 1 P. v. to-day on the Waikiki
Plain, between the Benecid's Base-Ball Club and
the Ilonolulii "Wideawakes."'
The Last. Jinks remarked the other day that
' people will now give up running for office."
i Why ? " asked some one. Because." replied
the incorrigible Jinks, " it only requires a good
uxilker to get in 1 "
The Hibernian Gems " Company gave a
benefit to the Queen's Hospital Fund on Thursday
evening last, II is Majesty the King honoring the
performance with bis presence. The house was a
fair one. .
Pf2jT The appointment of Wm. C. Parke, Esq., as
l f& member of His Majesty's I'rivy Council of State,
is an act of justice and a deserved compliment to
an officer who has served the Government faith
fully for nearly a quarter of a century, and under
Ave successive Sovereigns.
f Kerp5?en: Accident. Yesterday afternoon.
ar the Queen's Hospital, a little native boy who
as pouring kerosene oil into a patent sadiron in
rder to ignite the charcoal, was badly burned
nd injured by the explosion which followed. Dr.
R. McKibbin, Jr., was called to attend upon the
y'A New Firm. We beg to call attention to the
business card in our advertising columns of Wm.
G. Irwin & Co., General Commission Merchants.
Mr. Irwin has grown up from youth to manhood in
tbis community, and baa earned for himself a rep
utation for probity and business habits that will
commend him to the patronage of those in need of
" Accident at the Pali. Last Saturday morning,
a native named Nahoe, while corn'mg up from Koo
lau on horseback, was killed by a landslide. A rock
struck him en the head, killing him instantly. The
horse was also killed. Parties coming over the Pali
after the accident noted the dangerous appearance of
several ledges of overhanging rocks, that had become
loosened by the rains. It is to be hoped that those
whose duty it is to keep the roads in repair will see
to it that no more such accidents are likely to happen.
Cleanlsq Ship. The favorite Lahaina packet, the
JS'tltie Merrill, is laid up for a few days, to take her
periodical cleaning, inside and out; after which she
will resume her regular trips, and be greeted each
week by the Lahaina boat-boys in the song, one verse
of which may be translated thus :
To ihee, dear Nettie, aloha we give.
The bird that glidea orer the seas,
- Breasting ihe billows that foam in their rage
She laughs aa she bends to the breese."
Where is the Roau Scpervmor T This is the
question we have heard frequently propounded dur
ing the past week, ia varied tones, from that of mere
curiosity up to angry impatience graduated m bar
mony with the depth cf mud in each person's neigh
- a ,irJg.
official inr mgMajes
utingafewH d honore
nf this use-: '
borhood. However, the deputy of the
q leation baa been around ta poU, distributi
cartloads of black sand. But the supply
kiising. appears to go by favor,
fact that on one street the aforesaid
ful article, like
judging from the
deputy unladed his sand exactly tn front or a prom
inent citizen's gate, leaving all beyond that charmed
spar, overshoes of mud.
r IHE 1LD tOlTtlT I1UIE. AUI3 uuiiuu.g, yv-
posed sale of which at the beginning of the late ses
sion of the Legislature created such aa outburst of
mistaken patriotism, and caused whole days to be
wasted in debate, is now, in the hands of Messrs.
nackfeld & Co., its new proprietors, undergoing
"quite a metamorphosis J J All the partitions of stone
both below and up stairs have been removed, new
floors laid, and various ether alterations made to fit
the building for its destined purpose the place of
business of a prosperous and active first-class mer
cantile firm. The house is to be provided with iron
doors and window shutters, the present wooden cor
nice and water spouts are to be replaced by concrete,
and the house in short is to be made fire-proof. On
the seaward aide of the lot a new stone warehouse is
to be erected, about 103 feet in depth, by fifty broad.
How much better this disposition of the prcperty
than to let it lie idle, aa proposed by some !
Mrtc Tnr ArTntxrvo. The Bid win play at
Emm Square, ccrcajc&cing at Lalf-past kur. The
fvl!cwicg is the j rvgrACixc :
Sue. March ...........aajc
11 not, ft II Kn.. ..................Pajaw
A Tale i t IIt. TV"-. V a'.-j Fau.t
Dr. ac l Mr V. M .IVA!.:.-. r ;;rsr W c4J ; March rrtrt
Sir-jr Failtj cj IVrt-ct L.e t'.i-trtt
The Kage ia Lod.a. g:sJ ciio--x.oiiC l act,-. vn-a). R. re
Good TttrtB. At "Queen 1'mma" LcJge Nv.
2, ca Monday evenirg ceit, the fullowisg cScera
will be install-.-! f. r the ctsulcg term : Henry Hart.
W. C. T. ; II. L. SUcUvo. W. R II. S.; Mrs. Luanus.h
L. Siieiion. W. L. II. S.; Mrs. U. W. Saeldoo. W. V.
T. ; Janx-s lies. W. S.; E C. McCandless, W. F. S-;
Sylvester ZtUan, W. T.; J. W. McGuire. W. M ;
Miss Eugenia McGuire, W. P. M ; Mrs. II. B. Town
end. W. I G ; Jaoics Kau a. a. W. O. G. ; John W.
Croncll, W. C ; T II. Harrison, P. W. C- T.
II. B. M.'s S. SvotT, Captain Cater, sailed Monday
morning at 10 o'clock Kealakekua Bay, taking
the materials for the monument to be erected at that
place in memory of Capt. Cock. Major Wodehouse
the Br.tiih Commissioner, and sereral ladies and
gentlemen of ttis city took passage on the Scout, the
party intending to visit the volcano via Hilo, before
returning to Honolulu. She also conveyed to Hawaii
the party ta observe the transit of Venus on that
island, consisting of Messrs. Forbes and Barnacle
and their assistants. Messrs. Johnson and Weilings
sailed yesterday for Waimea, Kauai, by the schooner
OU Ftlloxc, on the same duty.
Tue Weathi;k, certaluly deserves an item this
week. The rain began to fall on Saturday p. m., and
continued throughout Suodity a most unusual oc
currence here, where the day of rest is almost inva
riably blessed with fine weather. The rain continued
into Monday, the afternoon and night of which were
characterized by a furious northeaster, that searched
out and leveled weak places in fences and up-rooted
a good many trees. Wednesday night again, the
wind having hauled to the southward, copious showers
thoroughly soaked the land. So far, we have had
between three and four inches of rain in November.
Last year, for the two months ending Nov. 15tb. but
about two inches of rain fell in this city; the record
for the present year will show about eight inches for
the same time. It is to be hoped that the windward
islands have been similarly favored, which they
needed at last accounts.
f Dr. Hoffmann's Silver Wedding.
Quite a large party of the friends of Dr. and Mrs.
Edward Hoffmann gave that honored pair a real
surprise on Monday evening last, (notwithstanding
the inclemency of the weather) the occasion being
the twenty-fifth anniversary of their marriage on the
list of November, 1819. Whatever may be our faults
as a community in some other respects, it must be
allowed that we are good at keeping secret these
prepared surprises; for the worthy Doctor bad just
congratulated himself and his partner that their
silver wed ling hail passed off very quietly, when
suddenly, their homestead was invaded and taken
possession of by troops of friends," who proceeded
to spread a banquet and have a good timo generally.
The gifts of silver ware were numerous, beautiful
and appropriate. At the supper table, the Rev. Dr.
Damon, (who twenty-five years azo, at the then
residence of Dr. R. W. Wood, united Dr. H. and his
wife in marriage) made some very appropriate re
marks, in substance as follows : .
" Because the little speech which I made you
twenty-five years ago, has been followed by such
happy results, I suppose has led your friends to re
quest me to offer to you this evening their hearty
and sincere congratulations. This practice of cele
brating occasions of this nature is common in Amer
ica, but I believe the custom originated in good
old Germany, the Fatherland of so many good men
and good women, or rather good husbands and good
wives. Dr. HoQmann is a native of Germany 3 But
surely you would not expect me to admit that Amer
ica did not produce wives equally good with those
from Germany. Mrs. H , formerly 'Miss M. L.
Morse, Machias, Me. Wo are all Teutons, and
proud that no race on earth is our superior iu either
men or women cood husbands and rood wives.
One of the pleasant features in our island and iso-
i : . i. : , r : i:.: r
lated community is this union of many nationalise
and an occasional marriage of those, meeting here
but coming from Europe and America. How pleaiy
ant in this land of our soiourn and adoption to br-t
hold so many happy homes ! Where shall we fiiidf
one more so than this, enncned by treasures of art,
refinement, music and culture, and with such beau
tiful floral surroundings? Long may the inmates livA
to enjoy it, where, if any of us are alive, under the
smiles of a kind Providmce, we may gather to cele
brate with our friends, at the end of another twenty
five years, their golden weddixq.'
Although of course quite unprepared to make a
speech. Dr. Hoffmann when called upon responded
very happily as follows :
Mr Esteemed Friexds : Your presence here to- Z
nignl gives me permission io suurcss you oy tuis
. . . - . .1 1 i . i '
endearing name. A real surprise you have surely jf
r a la fT I 51
prepared for my wife and myself. To see ourselves
surrounded without the least expectation, aod more
so on this stormy night, where the tempestuous winds
drive the clouds before them, is a surprising honor,
which well may fill our hearts with deepfelt ttmoks
and pride. Twenty-five years have passed away
since the reverend gentleman at my side united us
in matrimony. It is a long time, when I cousider
the changes which h ive taken place during that pe
riod. It may be perhaps interesting to mention a
few of these as they occur to me now : In khe horti
cultural line, the change is very striking.The most
admired trees at that time were a strawberry guava
tree on the bind of Mr. Cummings in Nuuanu Valley,
and a small Norfolk Pine in the adjacent garden of
Capt. Makee; and a bouquet of three different Roses,
raised by Mrs Makee, was the admiration of alii
The much esteemed father of yonder lady, the late
Dr. Judd, brought from Havana two seeds of the
Royal Palm. One died and the other grew in Nuu
anu Valley, and from that tree all the proud, adorn
ing trees of that kind in Hawaii nei have originated.
The seed of the Samang tree was sent by Mr. Brins
tnade "o my wife, planted by her in Dr. Wood's
garden, nnd to her the Islands are indebted for that
beautiful shade tree.
The principal churches were the Kawaiahao and
the Bethel, where my reverend friend here then offi
ciated, and has ever since so well filled his place
then known as Mr. Damon, now as Father Damon,
a name respected and honored wherever known.
Not to be too long, I will mention only one more
strikiug feature of change. The ambition at that
time of the ladies was a cart drawn by two natives
dressed in the costume of that early time, for the
purpo9e of goiug shopping, visiting, or to a dance,
etc , and the couple now before you, married twenty
five years ago, felt proud to be taken in this manner,
with two lanterns on each side to their humble cot
tage in the grounds where now the Hawaiian Hotel
is located. But to occupy your time no more, I will
conclude by expressing my sincere and heartfelt
thanks to " Him, who doeth all things well." that
my wife and myself are permitted by Him aod with
your so kind assistance under so happy circum
stances, to receive the congratulations of so many
friends. Thanks, many thanks to you all. Those
present here who hve been married twenty-five
years, we hope will ce'ebrate their golden wedding;
and may those who are united a shorter time be aa
happy as we are this evening; while to those who
are not married. I cie the friendly advice make
haste and marry, so that you can have a silver wed-
ty the King, quite unexpectedly, arrived
honored the party by his presence after the
L - wpeecn - makung was oyer, u
jT. The jm, it may
,ion cf Royal and Imp
peech-making was over, and offered his congratu.a-
be mentioned, holds the
nn&ition Ol KOVai ana imperial rtusirw-iiuugariau
. . . V 1 . TT I
iConsal for these IlandsJlnd to fittingly commemo
rate the occasion and His Majesty's visit.be produced
a bottle of rare Hungarian wine, presented to him
some five years ago by an officer of the Austrian
frigate Donau. In this be pledged the health of
their Majesties the King and Queen, amidst the
cheers cf the company, n s Majesty gracefully res
ponded by proposing the health of the host and
hostess. Meantime the government band was in
attendance, and under the direction of Mr. Berger,
discoursed appropriate music. The occasion was A
delightful one, long to be remembered.
Louis Kossuth proves to be as irreconcilable as
ever with the established state of things in Hungary.
He declared recently that he was in accord only with
the Party of Independence, which aims at freeing
Hungary from the Austrian connection. He encour
ages his friends to hope that a great European move
ment wilt arise and permit him to strive with them
for the holy cause cf the independence of Hangry
and the liberty of the people." The ex-Dictator
must still be reckoned among the revolutionary ele
ments of Europe, although he has no organized party
nnder his control.
f a Visit toa Hawaiian Goddess the Prince's
Opinion of the Hula, &c.
IIilo. OctuUr 23. 1S7I.
Ma. EriToa: Being ta
lour ten ogh the Hilo
Plantations. I was aktl tj tis.t a s.ck nati'e. A
abort kaif uule from the pUbtattvti buue brought nie
to the door cf a decent locking gray house. To the
loft, on acme mats lay the sick man. who had a feer.
After exatuitiicg him, I look a kk around the apart
meet. Acrces the other ccd cf the hvus aa
Stretched a calico curtain, eucKiing a rot rn. roar ix
feet wide. Having heard something cf a divinity cf
great virtues in this neighborhood, i raise-l the cv rnrr
cf the eurtaio, and there Uy before me all the a ra
phe rn alia cf the fatuous knla, such as native druuis,
small calabashes with pebbles in them for rttle, and
in the corner cf the room the altar or shrine i f Lak..
the presiding deity cf the Hawaiian Hula.
The altar ax seen by me, consisted cf strips vf Turkey-red
cluth hanging iu the comer vt the room,
about two feet apart, with one piece cf the ettne
across the upper pail, leading an open space two by
three feet, and across this were wreaths of flowers,
with a board across the botti-m, which was strewn
with fresh fern leatcs and small flowers. Not wish
ing to intrude too far, I left, and pursued my in
quiries elsewhere, with the following rvsult :
Erom a reliable source, I learned one particulars
about the godless Laka and her temple. The Ka
huna, or priest who is also the teacher of the hula
gets a class of pupils together. The first thing to do
is to build an altar. The kahuua goes through with
a variety of ceremonies, and then slarts for the
mountain. He must not lock back, nor to the right
nor left, but straight ahead; nor must he cat, drink,
spit, or attend to any of the oil is cf nature uutil the
material is gathered for the altar. This consists of
three small branches from the highest top of the ohia
tree, (or mountain apple) where Lnks is suppoeed to
dwell; tops of all the diflercnt varieties of ferns
the children of the goddess; these are bound around
each of the ohia branches, with wreaths of smalt
flowers strung on twine. These three bundles so
prepared are supposed to embody the spirit of Laka.
After this the following rules are strictly enforced :
The learners of the bula are strictly tabu from female
society; from touching a dead body; certain kinds of
sugar cane, and fish; some of the varieties of lima
must not be eaten; they must not spit in running
water; and various other obligations are imposed.
If any of these rules are broken, for the highest
offense a pig is supposed to appease the wrath of the
goddess and the hunger of the priest at the auiuw
time. For smaller offenses a bunch of awa answers.
There is one peculiar ceremony the scholars must all
observe on entering the house dedicated to Laka; on
one side of the door is a Binri'l vessel containing water
with salt in it the person on entering dips the ends
of the fingers in the water and then to the lips, from
thence they must proceed straight to tho altar aod
oner a prayer to the goddess that they may learn to
excel in the hula.
When the class have learned all the arts of the
hula, and are pronounced proficient enough to appear
in publio and before the Chiefs, a feast is giveu in
the sacred house, at the conclusion of which the altar
is taken down and all the paraphernalia are snugly
tied in one bunch and thrown into the nearest stream;
and this ends the reign of Laka, until the kahuna
can get together another class of the young of both
sexes who are willing to abide by his rules, pay the
fines, and otherwise reimburse him for imparting the
mysteries of Laka, when another altar has lo be
erected and the same ceremonies gone through with.
Is it not a strange thing that such trashy supersti
tions still linger among the Hawaiian-, in spite of
all the enlightenment and civilization they have re
ceived? Since writing the above, I hear that the
Kahuna, Maintpo by name is dead. There is little to
say by way of obituary. He was a corrupter of the
young of both sexes, and a miserable cuss all around ;
too lazy to work for an honest living, and afraid to
steal anything that was too heavy to carry, so let
r j iiim rest.
i. i f On the arrival of II. R. II. Prmce Lcleiohoku at
Hilo. the hula companies offered him their services,
which were declined; and in his address to the pH'
pie, at the Court House, he spoke of the hola as one
of the evils that he would like to see banished from
Both Gov. Kipi and the Hon. Simon K.
Kaai, who followed the Prince, spoke in the same
d characterized tjif hula as demoralizing to
the youth of both sexes, 1-pt more particularly the
young females, who Iearnicse ancient dances to get
money for their worthless male relatives instead of
being at school, or occupied in some useful employ
ment. Three weeks have passed in Hilo without rain, and
hings look dry' throughout the district.
There was an accident at Ouomea the other day.
A native fell sixty feet from a bridge that was being
j. a ...
built, but struck in a soft place and got off with a
broken arm and a terrible shaking.
Yours &.O., E. W.
II. U. M.S. "Scoit."
To the Editor of the Pacific Commei-ciul Advertiser :
Sik. Will you kindly allow me a sinull space in
your valuable paper, not so much to question the
truth, as to throw light upon un article, 'nlitled,
" Jack a Philosopher and Patriot," seen the other
day in one of the Honolulu papers. It may have
its good points ; most certaiuly it has its bad on s,
for instead of cementing the friendship that has
i sprung up between the two ships I know of noth
ing at least in words, that would make one ship
shun the other, more than the urlicle in question.
if true. Now, Sir, a great amount of correspond
ence has passed between the two ships in conse
quence ; some of our men have been on board the
Benicin, certainly in the most friendly manner, and
from every enquiry made concerning the answer
given; we have received a "point blank" denial.
Does the anonymous correspondent imagine for one
moment that "Jack," whether a Philosopher " or
block head, cares one straw how the "Alabama
Claims" were settled? Ol if they were not settled
even now, that that would alter the feelings exist
ing between the two ships companies. Shall I tell
you. Sir, the reason we hare been so friendly?
There are some men in the Benicia that we have
sailed with, fair weather and loul, countrymen of
our own. There are some that were bred, born,
and brought up in the same counties of the "old
country," within a few miles of each other, and
nearer still, there are one or two ia each ship that
have passed their dear old school-boy days together.
Are not these sufficient reasons, .Sir? When we
went to play base-ball " and " cricket," we knew
perfectly well, with whom we had to deal, although
we bad been in port so short a time. Pray does
the writer of "Jack a Philosopher and Patriot,"
get so intimate with niranrjers on so t-borta notice?
I am only sorry to think that he should have written
so flippantly (I had nearly said foolinhly) without
We "blue-jackets" are very often (not only in
this port, but all over the world) asked questions
by gentlemen on 6hore, and as a rule I believe we try
always to give a civil, respectful answer, but if a
few words passed on ships or ships' companies give
rise to such an erroneous article as "Jack a Philos
opher and Patriot," would it not be wise to adhere
to the old Latin maxim. jrconlatorem fugilo, nam
QvirTpv uiVra fit-
Begging you will insert these few lines for the
benefit of " all whom it may concer."
' T remain, Sir, yours re-pectfully,
The Queen cf England's daughters are certainly
examples to the rest of the fashionable world in in
dustry and taste. At the royal Swiss cottage each of
the Princesses has a garden which she cultivates
with her own hands. They have also learned to
cook, and they frequently sit down to a meal pre
pared by one or other of their fair hands. Louise,
wifa of the Marquis of Lome, is a clever artist, and
all of them are accomplished in some wiy or other,
besides being excellent linguists. All these matters
Uke time and bard work to learn, and it ia evident
that the daughters of a Queen, although born to
every luxury, have not dawdled away their time in
fashionable dissipation, like many of their humbler
Answers to Queries from Abroad.
We freiently receive letters from d.oVrent parte
tf the I'm ted States making such inquiries as tboaw
which appear below, and the easieat at well as th
bc.t wsy in which to anawer them is through the pa
per. The following inquiries are from Uut Car
bara, California :
Ilw shall I remit the price cf your sabaeriptioo
in I. S. currency, or shall I pay ta acme flraj ar
banking House la San Francisco?'
NVitber; tend us U. 8. paatage tamps for the
What acrt f a climate hv you OaJ the
highest and lowest tenpraturrw?"
Muoh of the weather at all eoa is weligktrul;
the sky cloudiest, the atttio.paerw clear aaod braciag.
The general tetsperatarw t4 this as well as t
ether islands of the group approaches near the pulat
regarded by phjaiologiats as roost con Jacive to health
and longevity. Front a metecrologioal joarnal kept
io this city, we find that during on year, the great,
est heat was PS"; the least was &?; the mean tem
perature for the year was "-; and that tberw was
rain ou ' days. Uy ascending the mouataias an
Hawaii, any desirable degree of temperature caa bw
Cnu our northern fiill. those of lb tcinp-rat
g me. be raised there, such aa apples, pracliea. fgt
grapes, orange, rte ? Is there a giod supply of
fn h fruit t be bad iu Honolulu the year lound ?"
Apples da not .uccci d, to any exlt-iiL Peaches
art grown, but nl very aueceaafuUy as lo flarur,
on the hi'her lands, ("rapes, orange, and fig
grow well and if ) quality. Our standard fruit,
which i plentiful all the year round, ia the banana ;
oranges ran always be had. but like atraw ben lea,
watermelons, pine-apple, and various otbrr fruits,
they are most plentiful at critala sraaons of the
year. What is known in Yankee land as garden
sauce." i. e. regrtabU-a, can be bad In plenty in
the market at nil season.
The idea of connecting France with (Sreat Britain
by mean of a railroad line carried through a tuu
nel under the sea. which has long been a favorite
one with engineers, seems to be approaching A
practical realization. The French engineers have
satisfied themselves that the scheme Is quite practi
cable, and have made au estimate of tl.r cost of the
proposed tunnel, which they think ran be com
pieted by the expenditure of four million pounds.
The lowest depth of tbn Channel lias born ascer
tained to be about one hundred and forty leet, while
the width of the sea Intervening between (Jrrat
Britain and France is twenty mile. It la said that
the railroad compaoies most interested In the pro
ject have lesolved to begin the tunnel on each
side of the Channel, and to perforate It V the ex
tent of one kilometre something Uu than a mile
from each shore, believing thut when the feasi
bility of boring for that distance la proved by ex
periment the public will be aatiooed that the entire
work can.be aucceaftfully accomplished, and that
there will be no difficulty In raising the capital
which will be required to carry out the design.
Supposing the work completed, and tho average
Briton supplied with facilities for reaching France
in an hour, at a trifling expense. It Is evident that
the rush of English people to France,' and tho
Frenchmen to England, would bo Immense, It is
probable that the Impetus to familiar Intercourse
between the two nations which would follow the
establishment of such a railway line would have
important social and political effect.
Mici.rtoL'HNR, the metropolis of Victoria, is not as
well known it the chief city of the fifth continent
should hut. but thu Alia draws an interesting par
allel between that city and San Francisco. Thera
is only a single mile's difference in the distance of
the two cities from the equator, though one U soHlh
and the other north. Both had their beginning as
towns in 1835, and both remained Insignificant
until the discovery of gold in tLelr respective
countries, and a kind of remarkabln balance of
circumstances has mx-med to keep them ld by
side. In regard to its public work, however, the
southern metropolis is far ahead. Among tbrsr Is
the Botunicul Garden, which baa 22 mile of walks
and 350.000 shrubs and trees. Ihe most luxuriant
that wilt thrive in a Nub-trepical climate. The
Water Works, constructed at a cost of $5,000,000,
biing 10.000,000 gallon into the rily dully by a
pipe twenty miles long, and have an Income of
$250,000 a year. There is a public Hospital that
has nineteen attendant physician, and treats 20,
000 patients annually ; a public Library with CO,
000 volume and a main room 240 f t long by 50
wide ; a Court House with a public hall that will
accommodate 4 000 person ; and a Unireialiy that
Cost $500 000 and ha an income of $45,000 to pay
the current expense. With all this, however, the
geographical position of San Franci.co Is superior,
and she is the more to be envied of the two cities
in regard lo the future.
Prohibition in Massachusetts so met imp act as a
boomerang. The managers of ihe lunatic asylum at
Northampton have been in the habit of ordering pare
ales and liquors for the medio I a of IS tommae.
Recently four barrels of old Vamar aie, ordered from
Albany, wu seized at Pittsfield by a State constable
and held The clerk of the asylum, sappoaiog that
the order hd miscarried, made a second order, wbiou
was filled. He then made some inquiries about the
first one, which resulted io the discovery of the ale
at Pittafield. The constable refused to give it up.
The clerk employed lawyers to get it for him, but
they were equally unsuccessful. He b now applied
to the district attorney, and a long and tedious trial
must be had to enable the commonwealth to gel back
its own property from its own officer.
Tub Prehiukkt in New Eoi.am. The Provi
dence Journal says : " The President's iit to New
Kuitlaud ha been uncommonly agreeable, on both
sid-. Presidential visit generally are to the
great centre, but this ha been mainly among the
rural population, and it i evident that the gratifi
cation which the people felt at seeing the man of
their choice was fully shared by him. There was
a freshneFS and novelty abont it which' compared
with the crowded and formal receptions of great
cities as the stifling atmosphere of crowded halls
compares with the ft ran breezes of tle oceN. We
think well of these visits, and wo wi.Ji that the
President would make, more of them. Ton carping
criticism tbal object to his leaving Wssblegtoa,
and that would hold blrn all Summer to the mala
rial banks of the Potomac, finds no rrapoitae In the
good sense or in the generous nature of the Amer
ican people. No public duty is neglecd, aod no
part of the public service suffers by these pleasant
excursions, in which the President confers the seme
gratification that be receives. An iovitatiun was
extended to the President to visit this city during
the Fair, and be expressed his regret that bla plan
of travel could not be varied ao that be might ac
cept it. but bis engagements bad been made so far
in advance thut it was not possible for Liui t do
Tub Thames Dbtixo Up Fearful stories are go
ing about concerning the Thames, which famous
stream is said to show a strong disposition to "dry
up." Between Teddington Lock sad Richmond
Bridge, the steady subsidence of the water has caused
great alarm; the present higb-water mark is lower
than the low-water mark cf 1872, and ia places about
Eel Pie Island, wl ere river streams passed freely last
April, there is now scarcely depth enough for two
oared gigs and the ligbest skiffs when the tide is low.
Men stand in the river to help boats serosa the shoals,
boys are seen to walk across the bed from shore to
shore, without wetting their jackets, snd at one
point yesterday, a dog waded over from Surrey to
Middlesex, without eluding occasion to swim." Some
thing is, no doubt, doe to the went of rain; but, as
the depth of the river above the locks is said to have
undergone scarcely any alteration, this sauae oaanot
have muck to do with the extraordinary effect below.
The conservators are being urged to dredge the chan
nel for the convenience of barges, and this will prob
ably be done; but deeper channels must be narrower
in proportion., without say increased tow of water,
and the days of boating in the oharruing reaches be
tween the Star and Garter and the weir at Teddisg
ton are, it is to be feared, fast drawing to a close.
The theory that the Tbmes embankment, by easiog
the outpour below Westtnioietsr, bsa drained the up
per parts cf the stream, so far as it is nnclnecked by
locks, is probably correct, and it may be that the ooly
way to preserve to the Thames above Mortlake the
characteristics ascribed to it by the poet
Flrong without rag, wit hoot e'erlowlnf full, '
Will be to construct a weir some distance nearer
London. Lendo payer, , , .
nwtatJtVEK, Portland, Orrf o
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