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BY C. S. BARTOW
ON THURSDAY, Feb. 10th,
Al lOn'ckirk A. M. will I - 11,
A n. Assortment
BOOKS and MUSIC,
Lot of Plants !
A' GOOD SPRING BRAKE,
FIXE SAIII.K HOUSE
BROKEN TO HARNESS,
Double Harness, in Good Order,
Lot of Matting,
Desk, &c, &c.
C. 8. BAUTOW. Auctioneer.
SUGAR BAGS !
SUGAR BAGS OF A SUPERIOR UUALITY
1 aale in Lot to Sail Purchasers, by
WM. Q. IRWIN tr Co.
Just Received by Steamer
JpINK BkVaX'K LACE SACKS,
FIN E DLACK LACE SACKS ! S
Fine BLACK LACE SHAWLS
ALSO, A FfcW PIKCE3
Superior 6x4 Black Alpaca
Black. Brown, Wlno and Mulber
ry Danish Lustro.
FOR SALE CHEAP UV
CASTLE & COOKE.
VERY LOW PRICES
To Close Consignments.
H- HACKFELD & CO.
HI ARKE T.
From the Finest Herds.
Fish, Poultry, Vegetables, &c,
FCBSISUED TO ORDER.
w itTP AS TUESDAYS pud TIIL'f
EXTiT;L FltlDAYS-FlSH. SLSUAVS
(I nlcss otherwise ordered.)
d THURSO AYS,
The Proprietor havinj Leased a neat and commo
dious YF.GCTABLE. Flll IT AX1 POI LTUY MARKET !
AOioininr the Family Meat .Jeh.to
i SanDlicd OSS Shr
Me.tir.,aeU.erea to a', raruof the city -
charge. iM 3m)
nMiE uxoersigxFhavixg become
M. Proprietor of this
I. bow prepared to execute all enters in his line with neat
The Work will be Thoroughly Done !
a effort on his part -ill be .pare.1 to bring the Laucdry
la favor with the public generally.
-i f Terms moderate.
CHAS. T. CULICK,
1GEYT TO TARE ACRX0WLEDGE3IEXTS FOR
U 15 O H.
Interior Office. Honolula.
el I ly
rjHIE UNDERSIGNED HjPREPARED TO
MARBLE HEAD STONES !
Cut mnl Lettered to Order, at a Moderate Price, hav
ing on hand a Lot of
White Marble Slabs
OF DIFFERENT EIZES.
i at Adam's Yard, on Hotel Street.
fj- nmy beseem
DANIEL JAN NEB,
BY E. P. ADAMS
REGULAR CASH SALE !
ON WEDNESDAY, Feb. 9lh,
At J.a'.f-f ajt i A. M., at S alcafoiD. an
ASST. OF NEY GOODS
Fine Prints, Muslins. Linen Drill,
Brown Cottons, White Cottons, Merino,
Victoria Lawns, Silk Han.lkerrhkfj,
IK-mmf-d I.inen Handkerchief,
FANCY FLANNEL 0VERSHIRTS!
Harvard Hiitts, Wool S-'hawN,
Turkish Towels tx Pathing.
I;iankcts, White Shirts, Amoskcag Denims,
Collon Drill, Uriiliants,
Fine Tweed Suits,
BeJ Quilts, Merino anI Cotton Undershirts,
FELT AND STRAW HATS!
Ladiea' Hose, Men's Pocks,
Cridlct and Bits, Travelling Hags, Etc.,
GIIOIERIES, FAM GOODS, kl !
Best Brands Kerosene. Card Matches,
Yeast Powder, Sardines, Soda Crackers,
Clothes Pins, Hams, Bacon, Candles,
Pickles, Tol.acco, Cigars, Fine Tea, Oysters,
Axe Handle, Salt, Wash Blue, Pain Killer,
E. P. ADAMS. Auctioneer.
In the matter of Uie estate or the late nenry Prcnderpast,
late of Honolulu, deceased, I am instructed to Sell by Auction
at my Salesroom,
ON SATURDAY, - - - Feb. 12,
AT 12 O'CLOCK NOON,
All the Illghl, Title, and Interest of the said de
ceased, in anil to all
THAT PIECE OF LAND !
InPauoa Valley, Honolulu,
As conveyed to him by W. C. Tarke, Marshal, and contain
in an area or 1 J acres by survey, held by Koyal Patent, and
formerly part or the estate of the late J. Langhern Desha.
Survey and Map can be seen at my oQice.
Also, at same lime will be sold, under same order,
1 HOUSE AT FISH MARKET,
K. P. ADAMS, Auct'r.
CARRIAGE MATERIAL !
milE IINDERSIGXEI) HAS JUST RE-
M. CKIVKU from the Ka3t and San Francisco, in addition
to his usual large assortment of Carriage Material, the followiug
froiu 1 inch to 31 inches.
OAK AND HICKORY RIMS,
from 1 inch to 21 inches.
FINE ASSORTMENT HUBS, ALL SIZES.
Felloes tor OxCarts, Assorted Sizes, Oak and Ash;
Hickory Wagon and Hugiry Shafts, finished and rough;
Toles, Wagon and Carriage, finished and rouh.
Whiffletreea, Doubletrees, Crossbars, Yokes, Scat Kails,
Seat Spindles, Wagon and Buggy Uows,
Consisting of Steel and Iron Axles, Spring Stay Braces. Foot
Rails, Step Pads, Body Loops, Whiffletree Couplings and Fer
ule. Stake Irons, Cockeyes, Hub Bands, plain, silvered and
oroide, screw carped-Central Park Pattern, Polo Crabs, Step
Treads, Body Steps, Wear Irons,
FINE Asst. of OVAL MOULDINGS
in Brass and Gold, frcm i to inch.
Cross JStrap 3roiiitlnK consisting of
Diamond Centres, Buckles, Strap Holder Loops-gold & oroide
A FEW SCPERIOlt ENGLISH & AMERICAN STYLES
BASKET PHAETON BODIES!
U- One and Two-seated, which will be put up ia the best
possible manner to order, at short notice.
CARRIAGES ALWAYS ON HAND !
Or manufactured with dispatch-First Class Workmen em
ployed in all branches.
A continuance of the public patronage is respectfully solicited.
ALT. ISLJXl) ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTESTED TO.
Nos. 74, "6 and 7S King St. Honolulu, H. I.
ANNUAL for 1876 I
PRICE. FIFTY CENTS PER COPY
4 HAND-ROOK OK INFORMATION CON
venient for home or office use and just the pamphlet to
It contains with the Calendar the Time cf the Sun's
Rising and Setting for each day, and the Moon's Pha
ses, Table of Marine Sinala, Reoister of the
Court, Official and other Officers, Societies,
t(C., Custom House Tables, Meteoro
logical Table?, Time cf Eclipse?,
Hawaiian Chronological Events,
History of the Hawaiian Post Office.
History of the Coffee Industry and Tables in Connection
Therewith, Reminiscences of Newspaper and
Offices of Honolulu, Postal Ta
bles, together with
Other Matters of Interest.
Orders from abroad must include postage (10 cts.) and can be
remitted in stamps. Address
TIIOS. G. THRUM,
Publisher, Honolulu, n. I.
PIONEER DRUG STORE
OF XUE UNUEF.2WNED.
IIASEKEX RECEIVE!) BV LITE A R-
1.1 riTiU Ha ENllilE NEW A.-sOKfMKST OF
THE FINEST CUT GLASS PERFUMERY
FROM THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPE!
such a Kea! Shell Combs. Bruste, Toilet Powder and
Boxes, Fine Soaps, Glycerine Bairn. Camphorice, Genuine
Bay Rum, Cocoaine, Real White Castile Soap. Florida Water,
Genuine LavenJer Water, Cherry Tocth Paste, Smelling Saitl,
PozodoM, Su?ar Coated Pills in great variety, Patent Trusses,
and numerous other articles.
ALL FOR SALE AT LOW PRICES!
Orders from the otl.cr Ijlan.ls promptly filled, and strict
attention paid to Selling Ouly Ihf t'hoirf.l and Vent
of A riiclen, by
E. HOFFMANN. M. I.
Rape Seed Oil,
SALE LOW II V
A. V. PEIRCE 4i CO.
J. T. AVATEIIIIOUSE
ONE Hl'XORED AXD TWENTV HAYS
FROM LONDON DIRECT.
TlKST AWKAI.ED DRAWS FENCING
JL WIRE, 'on. 4, ., .
Galvanized Corrugated Iron 1
Galvanized Iron Titling,
1-2 cC 3-4 in.
Best Hoop Iron,
3-4, 7-8, and 1 inch.
HORSE SHOE NAILS AND HORSE SHOES,
BOOTH & CO'S BEST PORTLAND CEMENT
PATENT SHOT, 1 to 12,
Hubbuck's Best White Lead
AXD ZIXC PAIXT.
Hubbuck's Lamp Black, Venetian Red, Yellow Ochre,
Hubbuck's Red Lead Putty in l-'J lb. bladders;
Hubbuck's Raw and Boiled Oil, iu casks and drums.
TABLE KNIVES AND FORKS.
CARVERS, BUTCHER KNIVES,
POCKET KNIVES, Sec.
AN ASSORTMENT OF
BEST ENGLISH SADDLERY !
A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
WHITE, SCARLET, BLUE. M AGENT A AND
COLLECTION OF TOYS !
CROQCET SETS, SLATES,
SLATE PENCILS, c, c.
BABY'S FEEDING BOTTLES,
BLACK and BLUE TWEEDS I
Gold, I5hick and Dlue Waterproof Tweeds,
JAPANESE SILKS !
WOOL REPS, WOOL SHAWLS,
MEN'S WHITE SHIRTS !
Men's Colored Shirts, Blue Jean Shirts,
Men's Flannelette Shirts, Regatta Shirts,
Men's Wool Shirts, asstd. colors;
An Elegant Assortment of
Ladies' Fancy Articles
White Cricketing Flannel,
Blue and Scarlet Flannel, Cassimere Prints,
Cretoine Prints, White Cottons,
Brown Cottons, Scotch Domestics,
New Patterns and Styles.
EXTRA ENAMELED CLOTH FOR CAR-
Choice Lot of Fancy Silk and Cotton
and Figured Flannels,
DIAGONAL TWILLS, OXFORD SHIRTING, ETC.
r?hrictvcs Black and Colored
FELT HATS, Newest Shapes !
MEN S SII.K HATS AND DRAB SHELLS.
A LARGE VARIETY OF LADIES' STRAW
IITS. NEW STYLE. MEN'S AND
HOY'S STRAW HATS, Air.
Haberdashery and Hosiery
A LARGE ASSORTMENT.
Also, a Great Variety of Articles
too Numerous to mention.
MARY BELLE ROBERTS,
A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
ENGLISH PRINTS !
Ladies Fancy Articles,
jVEW FANCY SIL.KS !
FAC1FIC MAIL STEAMSHIP (OSi
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND LINE!
THE SPLENDID S T F. M h II I l
VASCO DE C A M A ,
Will Hiovo liouotuiti
- . W
KANDAVU. F. I., & SYDTixix, a. b. w.
connecting at K.udivu w.th Company's steamer for AllK-
LAND. N. Z., PORT CHALMKR5. and n.term liate porn.
On or about the vin reoruary:
For Freight and Passage, and furlLer miormauon,
. . I ' 1- I. , i f ' , , ..nil
ji2i Apply to 11. HArki '
Auckland & Sydney,
THE A.S.X.rOAS SPLEMMO STEAMER
Oity ol' 3rolloiiviio :
WILL LEAVE HOXOLILU
FOR AUCKLAND AND SYDNEY!
On or about Feb. 9th.
For Freight or Tassage, or any further information, apply
C. Bit EWER ft CO., Aireuts.
pacific mail steamship m
Australia and New Zealand Line
THE SPLENDID sfEAMSHIP
CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO !
LACHLAN, Commander, will
LEAVE HONOLULU FOR SAN FRANCISCO
On or about March 2d. ;
irr For rreigui mnu i-assac, w luma ....v..
ja!8 Apply to n. iiAt-&tr.Lu v- vo. kcuib.
BOSTON & HONOLULU PACKET LINE!
C. BREWER at CO., AGENTS.
Favorable arrangements can always be made ror
htoraee and Shipment of Oil, Bone, Wool, Hides
and other Merchandise to New Bedford, Boston, New lork aoa
other Eastern Ports. D" Cash Advances marte
C. BRKWER & CO.
DISPATCH LINE POE SAN FRANCISCO.
C. BREWER CO., AGENTS.
& Merchandise received STORAGE FREE and
liberal cash adrances tnaue on Bniiuicui9 uj .m.
line. (o2 ly) v. vn.i.n.n. v-
TIME-TABLE OF THE
Circuit of Hawaii
..Circuit of Kauai
Circuit or Hawaii
p. when there are no cattle to land at oiaaiaea uay, an
effort will be made to reach uonoiaiu naiurunj -
Tr Od down Trips the Steamer will not leae Kaalua a until
9 ATM. or later; Makena until 8 A. M. or later; and Maalaea
Bay until 8 A. M. or later, wunoui outs uui.c i "j
being given. r
Rates of Passage win De
...... . a rA
To or from Kaunakakai, MoloKai...., -
" Lahaina, nuui
" Maalaea, Maui
i Makena, Maui
" Mahukona, Hawaii.
' " Kawaihae, "
" Kailua. "
' Kaawaloa, "
i ' Kau Coast "
Circuit of Hawaii, Round Trip
To or from any Port on Kauai
Circuit of Kauai, ltouna xrip
Deck Passage for natives only
No Credit for Passage Money !
TICKETS AT THE OFFICE ONLY.
No berth will be.njdde
responsible tor bbkb"Bc
unless receipted for.
FREIGHT MONEY DUE ON UKJiiaui
.rrt m he made to have the Steamer reach Hono
lulu on the evening of the same day she leaves Maui.
SAMUEL O. WILUEK, A pent.
Office with Wilder & Co., corner of Fort and Queen Streets.
REGULAR PACKET FOR LAMINA.
THE SCHR. NETTIE MERRILL,
K. D. CRANE, Master.
Will Run EegtiUrly between This Port and Lahaina,
Honolulu Saturdays and Lahaina every Wednesday
958 3m H. HACKFELD & Co., Agents.
K A. XT -A. X I ACS J3T :
FOR KOLOA AND WAIMEA.
Will b Regular DisDatch for the above named Ports, on
and after the 5th of govern oer nexi, un.u mriuer uum-c.
Freight and Passengers taken at me lxmest naies.
962 BOLLES 4 CO., Agents.
A LARGE LOT OP WELL ASSORTED
PICTURE FRAMES just neceivea inciuuing
FRAMES FOR PERFORATED CARD
"JF Tm 3FL 13" S
Beautifully mounted and PROPERLY classified.
A Fine Lot of Kou Calabashes, &c, &c.
PHOTOGRAPHS IN GREAT VARIETY, and the
Uual Stock of Rare and Desirable Curiosities of
the Pacific Jslawls.
FOR SALE LOW AT
jaS M. DICKSON'S, Gl Fori St.
FOR SALE LOW BY
C. BREWER & CO.
vx QUANTITIES TO SUIT, FROM 1 Gal-
M. km to a Darrei.
For Sale by
I Commercial SVbbcrtiscr
5.4 Tt'fi DA Y. FKISR I A R Y 5.
The Mail frcm the East, per Ciiy cf Melbourne.
j will to due cu We-ineiJay next.
Thk KLcri.tR monthly meeting of the Hawaiian
Mission Children's Society. i postponed-to Sauir
da v. Feb. 12.
Jkai.uI'sy. A sohoouer arrived Irom Kauai yes
: tn.Uy irports that a woman was severely but not
: danf i.usly cut with a knile at Hanalei on Tues
' J.ty last by a joalous rain.
The Fbied for February conta'iES a biographical
sketch cf each cf the Hawaiian Kings, from Katne
harueha L to Kalakaua, anJ a igrcette cf their like
nesses. It is a good number to send home.
The PoBTvorTH. This oil man-of-war is now
used as a training ship for boys in San Francisco
harbor, ami an item in a lte California paper says
she will thort'y be sent on a cruise to Honclula.
Solitary and Alone. Mr. Henry Waterhouse
will enjoy ibe distinction which last session fell to
the lot of Mr. Lane, of Koolauloa of being the
only foreign representative from this iland.
Moi xr 11 w.eakaI-a. A rccont visitor to the sum
mit cf lho principal mountain of Maui says : The
thermometer at noon stood at 36, and at nipht
lell to 32. A strong wind was blowing, with
some mist, and I tell you it felt very cold."
Laiiaix.v School. We learn that Mrs. C. D. Kin
ney, for a number of years assistant teacber at the
Royal School in this city, has been appointeJ to take
charge of the English School at Lahaina a position
for which her abilities eminently fit her.
- Election on Mail An arrival from Maliko,
Maui, this morning, Terbally report the election
of W. II. Ilalstead for Makawao ; D. P. Eldridge
nnd Papalimu lor Wiiiluku ; and E. Preston and L.
Aholo for Lahaina. The eteamer this evening will
bring returns from Hawaii, Maui and Molokai.
Music this Afternoon. The band will play at
Emma Square this afternoon, commencing at half
past four o'clock. Following is the programme:
Blond in March, new
Overture, Opera, The Italian in Allien
Finale and Cavatiua
Spanish Bouuet, Uaadrille, new
Selection, Opera, Madame Angot
Double Uuiclc, tialop
... .. Kossini
. ... .Rossini
To be DisrcTED. We hear that the right to scats
in the Assembly of two of the members elected one
for Honolulu and one for Ewa will probably be dis
puted, on the ground of lack of the necessary prop
erty qualification. We may remark, however, that
we neter knew an instance where the House has un
seated one of its members for any such cause, after
having been duly elected.
f Firk -f)n Wednesday afternoon, about 4 o'clock.
a house on Liliha street, occupied by the family of
Capt. Crane of the 'Settle ilerrill, was discovered
to be on fire, and, we regret to state, was consumed
with its entire contents before the Cre companies
could get on the ground. The loss we hear is es
timated at $800, a portion of which at least the
generous public of Honolulu have made up by n
Quick Passages. The Sydney Mail remarks that
the City rif San Francisco has made the shortest
passage on record, and adds : " It is rather a sin
gular coincidence that, whilst she was on her way,
the steamship St. Osyth was making the most rapid
passage known upon the Cape line, reaching Mel
bourne in 43 days, and outstripping by several
days the P. and O. Company's Brindisi mail."
- Mcsic To-kicut. A. Concert of vocal and instru
mental music, by some of our best amateur per
formers, will be given this evening at Kawaiahao
Gnurch, under the patronage of II. R. II. the Trin-
cess Liliu Dominis. The proceeds will be devoted
to the fund for the repair of the " little church
among the Cocoanuts " at Waikiki, which it will be
remembered was partially destroyed by lightning
some time since. We hope the worthy object will
draw a full attendance. Tickets ($1) may be had
at Whitney's, Thrum's, Dr. Hoffmann's and at the
6tore of A. s. Uleghorn & Co.
A Sanitarium. We learn that Mr. S. T. Alex
ander has secured the lease for a term of years of
about thirty acres of land on the side of Halea
kala, at an elevation of about 4000 feet, and is now
busied in enclosing the same, planting trees, or
namental and fruit-bearing and is to build a resi
dence soon. No more delightful or healthy local
iiy can be found for the summer months ; and if
Jlr. A.'s example was followed by others, a glori
ous sanitarium would be found by. those who re
sorted to the cold uplands of Maui during the
'For toe Centennial. A gentleman informs us
that he is getting up for the Philadelphia Exhibition
the following native woods, sending a good specimen
of each with a brief note of locality, average growth,
and use : ',
Faulty Grammar. Mr. C. B. Lewis, the gentle
man who does those funny little articles in the De
troit Free Press, has done a little book just about to
be published, the dedication of which runs in this
wise: "To the Pawnee tribe oi Indians, whose en
terprise, talent, and statesmanship, coupled with the
fact that they rise early, go to bed late, and are al
ways around when wanted, and who cheerfully
roasted one of my ancestors at the stake without re
ward, is this volume respectfully dedicated by the
author." But Mr. Lewis' grammar is very much at
fault in the above, as he does'nt follow up his
Humors of tue Election. One amusing episode
was the deposit by a well known gentleman of what
he intended to be his ballot, carefully enclosed in an
onvelope, but which at the counting turned out to
be a bill for tuition of one of his children. Later in
the afternoon, when voters were few and far between,
the appearance of one at the gate cf the grounds
was the signal for the whole crowd of candidates and
runners, each pressing the claims of their ticket, and
the poor man was pretty well hustled before he got
to the ballot box. Caricatures were about, and some
were really good, especially one that appeared yes
terday morning, and attracted an amuBed crowd,
representing the race by the eacce-sful and unsuc
Good Templars. The following are the officers
elect of " Queen Emma" Lodge No. 2, I. O. G. T.
for the ensuing term :
E C McCandless nul
Henry Hart "5
Sin II L rShewon... -
Mia Eugenia McGuire
W V T
,...W A 8
...V D M
....W I O
Miss Maria Maible....
Jan W McGuire
Miaa Sophia L Sheldon.
Thos II Harrion
J M Degie
J H lies
xhc following are the officers elect of " Ultima
Thnlc" Lodse No. 1 :
I) P Peterson
V W Hart
Miss C Bird
Mrs C Blackburn
J F Noble
....W C T
. ...R H 8
L II 8
....W V T
ji it, . i. ..... or:
John Smith X
John Lucas 'ion
Mott Oat w u
, , ..-.. .i,u ,; iui'iic generally. XT Terms moderate.
1 j JAME3 BENTON.
, : . . l( -o h .... ...... T '
W D M
viKarecte racr, etc.,
A learned fritn-J t f rt.;ne, deep in KicntiSa re
search. Und n;c into iavciticg in a gvvl niicrct
copc. I hil a sroVd one that Lis aff.rlcl ii.c much
arr.uscc;cnt at ng interval -tut tht w thrtwn
v;Jc ly toj 1,-arr.fd fr'.ttd with B cxiiTC
"IVth," thst Hindi! me foci asLaruci cf hvir.S
brc.u-Ut it unlcr LU n:tic " Vou wct high
fccr," sail he. " You caonc-t a!!Vrd to wasting
your time looking through kti tht Urely mku
visille aonif cf the larger f,.ni of n:icrtOcpio life;
yea want to explore mere ! I felt he was right; but
had a lurking suspicion in my own minJ that it was
Palestine, cot protoplasms ; the source of the Nil, net
of Life, that I longed to explore. " You tale a
glM cf water" he resumed. you ccur one drop
on your plate, you adjust the inttrument and then
there bursts upvn you a viiioa of life, such at you
ticver dreamed of bef, re ! You ge with awe anJ
astonishment on the teeming myriads that inhabit
that minute paee, fiua'.iy you proceed to aualjie
what is lefore you. You select some one if the
many forms that arc v'uible and by dissection unfolJ
the wondrous intricacies of its form. The tk fa
cinates you; you are lost in aiuaxemcnt at the com
plexity of its structure, and the design visible in the
whole. You arise from ycur task with a new Jmi
ration t f the Great Power that arrangc-1 alt the do
tails of the minute frame you hate examined, and
fet'l that the investigation has made you a Letter
man." Then he spoke cf the microscope a a means
of amusing and instructing my childrcu, and that
decided me to purchase through Lira the style cf
instrument he recommended.
From that time until the arrival of the microscope.
I kept the children in govd crder by promising to re
ward them for good behavior by allowing them to
use it; or threatening, as a punishment, that, when
it did come, they should not have a peep into it
Finally it arrived. With it came a pamphlet of
"instructions" f.r t use, which I una one ww,
flattering myself that I knew enough about micros
copes to manage this one. When I opened the neat,
and expensive case in which was packed eight
hundred dollars worth of brass and glass, 1 must
say I was amazed. If, thought I if the mere pack
ing of such a microscope calls for such a dixpUy oi
ingenuity and calculation, what must be the power
of the instrument when applied to its further uso of
Wife and I did the unpacking, that is, I took out
the different parts, while she mounted guarJ over
them as they lay on the table, and kept rcpcaliug to
the children " don't touch." At last it was all out
laying the box one side we then commenced on the in
strument to put it together. Here I wish it distinctly
understood that wife helped me. Nine o'clock struck
and ttill she was lending uic help. The base on
which the superstructure was to be built we kuew
was right side up. Three different tubes had been
laid one side, one of which wc were positive was to
go on first. Then I studied them while wife gsied
into a pretty mirror that came with the instrument,
and wondered why they didn't send a brush and
comb. Bed time arrived; half the parts Lad been
fitted so that I could look through them, and then
we concluded to repack the balance, and put the
whole away safely.
The box wasn't big enough ! Lvcrything had
come out of it, but we couldn't get one half the
things back ! As this fact became patent, wife went
off to her room, and when after stowing everything
into a drawer I followed her, she wanted to know
how I got along with the microscope ! I hsd but
one dream that night, but that was a sweet one. I
dreamed that the draft that I had forwarded for the
payment of the instrument had been presented at
the Bank of California ten minutes after it had eus
pended, and the parties would have to wait another
month for their money. This pleased me for I ar
gued that the labor I should have in getting tbo
thing to work, would be partly made up by thsir
loss of interett on the money. No time the next morn
ing to work at the microscope, so I pat the pamphlet
of instructions in my pocket intending to study it
during the day.
Couldn't find time to look at the " instructions,"
although I took them out, and laid them on the office
table so as to Lave them handy.
Reached home, bad supper, cleared the table off,
got out the drawer full of pieces, and felt in my
pocket for the pamphlet. Found it was on the
office table ! and went to work without it. After an
evening of the most intense application got all the
parts together; and then tried one of the mounted
objects. Looked and saw a watery blurr. Readjust
ed the focus, looked again, and saw a black spot.
Kept my eye on it, and moved the focus-screw. Saw
another blot, then a lot of undulating lines, then
some more, and then discovered that I was looking
at a reflected image of the surface of my own eye
Picked out another object that was labelled " fresh.
water infusoria." Got a good light on it, looked
again and couldn't make anything out of it. Wife
tried, but as she cither kept both eyes open, or she
closed both, she didn't get any satisfaction out of the
instrument. Then we went to bed, and I dreamed
that I was drilling all the office clerks in keeping one
eve wide oncn while they closed the other. Secured
the pamphlet this day, took it Lome, got out the in
strument and found that it was a solar" micro
Ecope, and needed the light of the sun to develop its
capacities. Now this was discouraging although it
did explain the presence of the little mirror that wife
had taken such a fancy to for I never can get away
from the office ia the day-time, except Sundays and
g0 I was about to lay down the pamphlet in disgust
when I turned to a chapter headed, " How to ubc
the microscope with artificial light."
"Ah, wife," I exclaimed; "here we are just in
time, for, really, I was you will say I was foolish
but I really was going to feel vexed with my ecienti
fic friend for sending me an expensive instrument
that could only be used in the day time; but now
we're all rizht. Let's sec How to use the micro
scope with artificial light.' Yes, well now listen."
I read as follows : " When the instrument is to be
used at night, it will be found best to use the oxy-
hvdroeen lime light ! " I involuntarily paused in
utter astonishment, and wife filled op the pause by
saying she hoped Lillingbam & Co. Lad 'toi cheap
for the thought I had spent money enough on the
microscope, to say nothing of getting a new lamp.
Kerosene was bad enough, she ad led, but she could
not trust our native boy w'nh any kind of "gin,'
even if it was mixed with " lime." Here I astonish
el her with a wild " La ! ha ! oxy-hy Irogen lime
lizht ! did my scientific friend think what that
would coEt me here ? Was it not enough for me to
lose money in one of his scientific ice machines
Alas 1 'tis too much."
Wife became alarmed. She soothed me; took the
pamphlet from my hand, and 6ought comfort there
in. She found it, for I saw her troubled brow clear,
her eye brighten as it was turned tenderly on rue,
and she said: "WLy, dear, don't despond; the
book says' If the oxy-bydrcgen lime light is not
available, the electric lamp " here I gToancd " or
a Bunsen burner directed upon a bit of Magnesium
wire. " I could r.ot let her go en with such a satis
fied air. I commanded her to close the pamphlet, to
help me stow away the instrument, to go to bed, and
then, I gave her . slight ilea of the cost of the va
rious " artificial lights," and passed the remainder
of a sleepless night in calculating how much I should
lose in my "explorations" pursued during office
hours. The side-board drawer in the dining-room is
still filled with spare parts of the instrument, and
high up out of the way of the children is the rest
of a very fine eight-hundred dollar " solar " micro
scope that I will sell cheap. Ic.voramcb.
A Judgment, rendered in favor of New Wk
city against the estate of James Wataon, illustrates
the truth of that homely and almost forgotten
maxim that honesty Is the best policy." atson
was a member or the ring that U believed to Lave
robbed the city of fcix million dollars, and -ils
judgment against his estate is for $013,491, which
is supposed to be Li share of the plunder. It Is a
casein which the children's tooth are set on edge
from the bout grapeg which their fathers did eat
kiua oi wood. Nothing in town a t.steh un II it Is the
kinil. For Sale at Reasonable Hate hy
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Honolulu yesterday morning, entering port about
4 o'clock. We are Indebted to Purser Crsham
for files, hhc bring dates from Sydney to Jan n.
and Auckland to tfco 19th.
TLo .Viia.r.i is under charter to tho I, il. (V,
he t"'v of S in JV.incMitf being; the connecting
boat at Fiji this voyage, and leaving New aiau
n IVbuary for Ibe through trip.
The parages of the Mikado and tl'y Van-
cImco are reported in the Sydney papers as respec
tively 21 days 18houra, and 20 days 20 hours 45
minutes. Say the Auckland .Yen!; Star: "TU
race between the Mikado and (Vy of Sin aneitco
to Sydney, was. as might have lr a eipected. a
very close afflr. The M.kado was timed by several
gentlemen to disappear round the North Head ex
actly 27 minutes before the City of Sm Vaneuteo.
W learn trctn Captain Moore, tuai oh ".
the nos t.f the C.y was letH witn toe ncrn wn
Mikado. Tbe Utter then got away fio.
RraJnally forged ahead, gaining a mile or two each
day but Coming back to the MAado. when tbrre
was a strong head wind or ix-a. The new boat
arrived la Sydney at 11 p. m. cu Thursday, the Cta
in-t. and the Mikado just two hours anr at 1 a. m.
on tho 7th. The performance of the JXvi.f. must
r.mn,!-.i ihn nr m l ir lorruivr. i u, M'
bo considered a capital one, when we recollect iua
here is not a great ileal ! dinerencp in piuu
whereas, the Vy la fitted with riiflnes of
(.00 lii rc power, tind the Mikaao $ ar my w
horse power. Then again, the latter attains lnr
full Np'od on a consumption or 31 Ions oi for
day. while it lakes .o tons a day ia kej the ,y
f Nm tranritcxt up to me maia.
The same paper, speaking d the mall eervlc
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suvs: Tue lact is, me comiiany v-u imi.
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were? reauy, ana tueir uui vi-nig ii
Mikado to open th service from lunedlo In Nov
ember, completely upel their temporary arrange-
inetits, and the unioriunate urea a sows i
C,W.;ii made matters as bad as coulu be. However,
for Ihrt February sen lea there will the l 'y
Sin hYancisea from Tort Ciiaiinera, anu niut r u
ZeaUudia or O'ran.ul i from Sjfclnry, so lhat It U to
bo hoped that with this month the troubles of thu
Pacific Mail Company will end. and lhat the publlo
will noon feel convinced lhat at last they have a
service, worth calling one. 1 he great li.ru tuai
havt been made by the Company on me rtsrn
occasion ought to deserve tha sympathy and ap
proval of the public. The Mikado will remain la
tho aei vice until all tho vessels are on tbelr stations,
wheu it is not improbable she will remain la Syd
ney us a spare ship in case of accident."
The New Zealand lhrald of Jan l.Mt.ys S Ths
nulitical history ol Iho past month may b summed
up in the one word the elections. F.verv dUlilct
over tl4. whole colony bm been dUtuibed and dis
tracted bv tho contentions or livai pario--
men. Of 'course every political question which
has eiueiged durlnjj ihe Litory of tbo colony Las
been bi ought up in aome form or another. Affair
are In a very critical, and also, utifortunately, lu
a very confused position. The great tople of tho
last aeKslon was tho Abolition Bill, which was pawl
ed at last, on the condition than it was) not to conisj
into operation until alter the next session oi
Assembly. It seems now pretty Kenerallf admitt
ed that the provinces must bo abolished, but tlieta
Is great difference of opinion as io w
follow. Ministers themaelven nave put iorwru
their programmo the concentration or legislative
honors at Wellington, and the decentralisation of
administrative powers." if the country believed
that this could be done, or that Ministers wou Id
do It If they could, the electors would probably
support them. But the course of legislation dur-
nir the lust lew years nas oeen in un r
coursv. i no present Aiiuisu-is ur. u
work centralising every possible piece oi suiunm
tratlon, and collecting everything Into their own
bands. This has led the people to distrust them,
and in consequence the election so far have turned
out unfavourably for tbetn. Those men who wero
conspicuous lor Ihe thlck-and thin support they
gave to tun Ministers uuring tue iv -
have all been rejected by the constituencies, and
those men who have been returned on principles
somewhat like those professed by Ministers, and
who are ranked as supporters, proiess iiosumy iv
Ministers for many of ihelr actions."
Prof. Mosler, of Germany, is now successfully
treating phthisic, or pulmonary consumption, by
making an incision through the wall of the chest
and drawing off the pus with a syilnge, and after
washing out the ulcers-with weak carbolic acid.
Tho wide spread efllictlon and suffering caused
by the cupidity of the wretch Thoinassen, who at
tempted to blow up the steamship Mosel, is repre
sented, so far as it can be represented by figures,
in this record : Killed, 128; wounded. fi, of whom
20 are hopelessly maimed j widows of vWtlms, 60
orphans of victims, 135.
Karl FitwlllIam propose to give strikers a severe
lesson. The colliers struck for Llgher wages nine
months ago at bis Rothenham pits which were then
closed. They now want to resume work on the
owner's original terms, but tho Karl declares lhat
the collieries shall not h reopened during bla
lifetime. Tbo Karl Is sixty years of age.
Mr. Disraeli was dining with Baron Rothschild
when a telegram from Paris was brought to the
Baron announcing that the Khedlvo bad offered
bia shares in the Suer. canal for sale to the French
government, and that the partis were at lhat
moment haggling about the price,. Mr. Disraeli
suddenly raised bis Lead and said : " W bat Is the
price T" Tho Baron Immediately telegraphed lor
the desired inlormatha to Paris, and tho answer
came back In a few minutes, "four millions ster
ling." " Wo take them," said Mr. Disraeli, without
a moment's hesitation, and from thence the matter
became one merely of detail.
At the funeral of tho father of Fisk'a murderer
the officiating clergyman, Dr. Armitage, said I
One son is not here. That son was dear to my
(riend, and I have received from Mm a very touch
ing message. 'I can't be at my dear father's
funeral,' be says. 'I believe that be died of a
broken heart. He Las been carrying my troubles
as well as bis own, and I beg you, as Lis pailor,
not to fail to remember mo iu your prayers." In
delivering Ibis message the good pastor faltered,
and there were tears in LU eyes and voice. When
he ceased there was sobbing throughout the Louse
Hard times aro not confined to this country.
In Kngland trade of all kinds is greatly depressed,
and tho outlook can hardly lo regarded as en
couraging. Tbe London Tuntt goes into the very
unsatisfactory details of tho case. Knglaud Is ex
porting less than formerly, and receiving poorer
prices for her commodities. To make matter
worse, her Imports are steadily Increasing. Tbe
truth of the matter is, that Kngland Is last losing
her place a tho world's great purveyor. She Is
appearing in foreign markets as a buyer Instead
of as a seller, as heretofore. If this state of affaire
should continuo it would not be long before the
balance of trade would be against Ler to such a
degree as she could ill afford.
A Letter Irorn Heidelberg sayi tbat the wsget
of field bands in that part of Germany are forty
cent a day for men and twenty-four cents for
women meals Included. But they cat Jivt meals
a day. Ihe first meal, taken before commencing
work, consists of bread and coffee ; the second, at
9 o'clock a. M., of bread with wine or beer the
third, at noon, a regular dinner of meat and pota
toes : tho fourth, at 4 o'clock P. u., of bread, cheese
and beer: the firth, after the days work la dooe.
consists of soup, bread, meat and potatoes. They
do not seem to Lave much time lor werk.
German statesmen are quite troubled over the
financial problem. Trade Us been depressed for
t iti il. I n a ar I
more than two years, anu snows nmc ' im
provement. By oppressive taxation the govern
ment bss been able to meet current expenses, and,
in some departments of the public aenlce, to ac
cumulate a surplus. It Is expected, however, that
the one Item of military expenditure will this year
exceed the estimate by JttOO.OOO, and that next
year, with taxes as they are now, the total deficit
will be 700.000. On the strength of this, Bismarck
asked the Reichstag to increase taxes and vote
more money lor the army. The Reichstag refuse
both of these demands, and Bismarck bo is left
lamenticg. The financial problem is a very dls
trefising one for the German Umpire.
Dr. J. G. Holland wrote as follows to ihe Wo
man's National Temperance Association, assem
bled In Cincinnati. "For the last twenty Ave years
I Lave watched with absorbing interest the various
phases and stages of tbe temperance reform. 1
confess that I have not found much to encourage
me, either In the results of porsonal reform or In
the outcome of prohibitory legislation. Drunkards
are made faster than they can be mended, and lb
laws are neither executed nor respected. The only
way, therefore, to cure drunkenness Is to ceaa
producing It. Tbe only way to get rid of drunkards
is to stop raWing them. Here Is where woman'
true field of labor lies, with relation to this work.
The hope of the country is In it children, and tho
children are in the Lands of women women
mainly In the home, women mainly In the school,
women mainly in the Sunday-school. I Lave no
great Lope of your success as a society in Influenc
ing legislation. I should Lav no great Lope of
the result of legislation, even ahould you aid la
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