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tHIUAt, U Cl tS CM. Z3, 13.1.
Wb leara of nothing specially important in commercial cir
cles since our Uit issne Christmas cur priccipal holiday of
the season with all ita pleasure, bustle and excitement hav
log passed, and toe stormy and unsettled weather with it,
business is uow assuming the 'winding up" aspect for the
year. A review cf the season does not show it to be up to for
mer years, either in the legitimate lines of trade or in auction
sales, in both of which It ia plain to see the result of "overdo
ing the thing" in forcing goods upon a weil supplied market.
This same view may perhaps be taken of the trade sale"
this week by Mr E P Adams, by order of Messrs J T and II
Waterhonse, which, though fairly attended, wai on the whole
rather dull, and can hardly be said to hare been a satisfactory
The many sympathisers with Mr J A Hopper in hU recent
loss by Cre will be pleaaed to learn that he expects to rebuild
his factory shortly, though the exact location Is not yet defl
nitely settled. Mesers Allen & ' Robinson will enclose their
spacious premises with a high stone wall, which will gire them
belter protection from Are risk.
In ahlppiog we hare to ncte the arrival since our last, of the
U 8 8 Pessacol and schr W H Meyer from San Francisco,
also the bk Jenny Pitts, from same port, en roote for New Bed
ford with s cargo of oil in a leaky condition. Bktne Monitor
ia at band this morning with a load of lumber from Port Town-
send. Bark Reynard returned from sea on Tuesday last and
came into port. She is taking in supplies for Fanning's Isl
and, and will lead guano there or proceed to Jarvij Island
for a cargo. To-day, the stmr St Paul, from San Francisco
Pec 10, with passengers and mdse to II Hackfeld & Co arrived
The departures for the same period embrace schrs Venus
and Bonansa and bk D C Murray for San Francisco, with do
mestic produce rained at $49,021 49. Schooner Nidaros also
sailed again for same port, and brig T W Lucas for Port Town
SmrrrxG. Bk Mystic Belle, erroneously reported as loading
at Boston, is loading by Crossman Bros at New York to Castle
Cooke. Bark 3 W Searer is expected shortly from Newcas
tle with coals for this port, and the bktn J A Falkinburg and
schr Jos Woolley may be considered due. Schooner W 7
March sailed from San Francisco on the 13th and bark B C
WyHe oa the 14th December for this port. Bark Eureka also
cleared oa the 19th with a cargo of lumber. Bark Courier ar
rived orer on the 13th and was up for return. Schooner Cas
Sie Uayward and bk Rcmijio, hence, also arrived orer on the
19th. Bktn Grace Roberts was loading in the regular dispatch
line, to sail December 20th for Honolulu.
The stmr City of Sydney will be due on Tuesday next.
Advices at hand this day per stmr St Paul do not indicate
any material changes in the S F market for island produce.
Raw sugars were reported scarce though prices remain as they
have been for months past. Hawaiian quoted at 310c; mo
lasses 21c per gal; rice 6c; pulu 0c; wool, ranging from 9 to
21c, according to grade and quality; hides, dry 16j17c, salt
S3c. calf, salt 710e per lb; goat skins 15(52 20c; wool skins
6090c; tallow &S3 6-8c per lb.
In the Hawaiian Gazette of the present week
rht nnnniinr-pmpnt is ma de that the Hon. II. M.
4sTft11111t1'rit hhftf tPl hitneJfl lease of the Government printing
IJilUlltltlalVAjAjiliAV estabiishnient expires with the end of the present
month and year. Stress of weather, during the
past ten dajs, it appeare has prevented Mr.
Whitney from coming to the metropolis from his
ranch on Hawaii, and thus the public are de
prived of what might have proved a very interest
ing valedictory from an old journalist. He was
first engaged as foreman of the old Polynesian,
under the Hon. . O. Hall, in 1849, and during
subsequent years. He may be said to have been
the father of the Hawaiian Post Office, for previ
ous to his time, mail bags round the Horn"
and " across the Isthmus " were dumped in mer
chants' offices. On the first of July, 185C, Mr.
Whitney issued the first number of the Pacific
Commercial Advertiser. Its first editorial
words were Thank God, at last there is an
independent journal in Honolulu! " He is al
ways energetic and enterprising, and we heartily
and sincerely wish him good success in his agri
During the past two months and more, the
editorial management of the Gazette has been in
the hands of Dr. C. T. Kodgers, and we can only
say that if the Doctor treats his patients medicin
ally as smoothly and with the same degreo of
polished refinement that he has the readers of the
Gazette, he will certainly succeed in the practice
of his legitimate profession.
We understand that T. Crawford Macdowell,
Esq., a member of the legal profession, recently
from Uarrisburg, Pa., has taken the lease of .the
Government printing establishment, and will
hereafter edit the Gazette. Mr. Macdowell is,
we believe, an old journalist, and with the best of
feelings we welcome him to the pains and penal
ties and the (limited) pleasures of the life of an
editor in Hawaii nei. O that we were a sugar
SATURDAY. DECEMBER 29.
Our Legislators will doubtless be called upon
to introduce eome charges into the present law
relating to the assessment of taxes, and it is very
desirable that any opinions calculated to throw
light upon the emendation of which the law in
question is susceptible, should be fully ventila
ted. But, we are really at a loss to comprehend
the drift of a writer of a communication filling a
whole column of the last Gazette, under the
heading of the " Tax Muddle." The heading
is very apropos, for the writer certainly has suc
ceeded in leading his readers into a regular quag
mire, without enlightening them one whit on the
taxation question. The recent action of govern
ment has laid at rest the difficulties raised about
double taxation in the case of mortgages on per
sonal property. The assessment of taxes is ap
parently a matter with which the writer has had
something to do. This may account for the
communication. That remark about the " Hotel
Bonds " being in the hands of members of the
government is a good joke, as the writer hopes
that such is not the case. He has a poor opinion
of the present Board of Appeal. Let those gen
tlemen bow to the compliment.
Our present issue is the last of this year of
-a r-i Hf t 1 f
grace 1877. w itn tne closing year a lew re-
PORT OP HOiroXsTJXiU, H. I.
22 Schr Leahi, Ksaina. Irom llilo. Hawaii.
23 U 8 Flag-ship Pensacola, Rear-Admiral A Murray,
zi uays irom Dan Francisco.
34 Schr Nettie Merrill. Hatfield, from Lahaina, Maui.
25 Am bk Jennie Pitts, Manter, 29 dys from San Fran.
25 rVbr Warwick. John Bull, from Lanai.
29 Schr Jenny, Fake, from Nawiliwili, Kauai.
27 Schr Kekauiuohl. Malaibi, from HanaU-i, Kauai.
27 Am brig W II Meyer, Brown, 11 days fm San Fran.
27 Stmr Likelike, Shepherd, from Hawaii & Maui
28 achr Kubunanu. liana, from Kobala. Hawaii.
29 Am bktne Monitor, Emeson, SO dys frm Port Town-
23 P M c Ut Paul, Erikine. 9 doys from 3an Francisoo.
Dec. 22 Am schr Venus, Dodd, Jbr San Francisco.
21 Schr Ka Mol, Reynolds, for Kahului, Maui.
22 Schr Kamaile, King, for Kan, Hawaii.
23 Brit bktn M arm ma, Uomine, for Tahiti.
24 Am schr MMaroa. Bassart, for Sao Francisco.
29 Schr Annie, Kalua, for Wailua, Kauai.
24 Am schr Bonanza. Miller, for San Francisco.
24 Am brig T W Lucaa, Weatwortb, for San Fran'co.
24 fechr Lehi, Kaaina, fur Kobala, Hawaii.
2 Schr Marion, KitXin, for Koloa & Waimea, Kauai
24 Schr Waikie, Kalauao, for Maliko, Maui.
24 Schr Waioli, Kaebu, for Uonokaa.Hawaii
25 Srhr Manuokawai. Naiwi, for Nawiliwili, Kauai.
26 Schr Haleakala. Hopo. for llilo. Hawaii.
a Schr Nettie Merrill, Hatfield, for Lahaina. Maui
20 Am bk U C Murray. Fuller, for San Francisco.
27 Schr Kinau, Abuibala, for Molukai.
27 Schr Warwick. John Bull, for Kalaupapa, Mclokai.
27 Schr Jenny, Pake, for Nawiliwili. Kauai.
24 Schr Kekauiuohl, Malaiht. for Hanalei, Kauai.
VESSELS IX HURT.
L 8 Flag-ship Pensacola, Uear-Admiral A Murray.
Am schr C M WarJ.
Am schr lien Harney, Tripp.
Am schr Loleta, Dexter.
Haw schr Giovanni Apiani. Weeks.
Haw bk Matlie Macleay. Pope.
Am bk Jennie Pitts, Manter.
Am bk Reynard, Kingman, loading.
Am brig W II Meyer. Brown, discharging.
Am bktne Monitor. Emeson, discharging.
P M S St Paul, Commander Lrskine, dischrrjing.
Haw wh brig Onward, Elilredge.
Iiaw wh brig W II Allen, Gilley.
ReroBT or P M 8 St Pai l, M C Krskise, Commandcb.
Left San Francisco Dec 19th, at noun. Experienced light wes
terly winds during the entire passage.
Faott San Fbsxcisco Per W II Meyer, Dec 27 23 m
bricks. 1 Boiler, 30,000 m ft lumber, 8395 posts, 794 pkgs gen
Fboji Poar Towssejd Per Monitor, Dec 28 241,229 ft
lumber, 73 m shingles, 4500 lbs potatoes.
Fob Sab Fbancisco Per Venus, Dec 22
Molasaes, galls 1250 I Bananas, bnchs. . . .
alue Domestic f 6 JO. 90
Fob Sax Fbancisco Per Bonanza, Dec 24
Bananas, bnchs 138 Sugar, lbs 869149
Rice, lbs 299001
Value Domestic $23,383.56
Fob Sab Fbancisco Per D C Murray, Dec 26
Goatskins, bales 27 Rice, lbs 91000
Peanuts, lbs 2500 Sugar, lbs 150015
Paddy, lbs 164950j
Value Domestic ..$22,012
Fob Sab Fbascisco Per D C Murray, Dec 26 II May, F
starter, lot aorria, Mr uryant, airs Murray.
Fboss Sab Fbabcisco Per W H Meyer, Dec 27 C Ro
binson. D W U Smith, II Feirce, K li Mayhew, Marshall, W
J Garrick, D A Finn, J Fleming, J C Uattie, L At water.
Fboss Wwdwhd Pobtc Per Likelike, Dec 27 Hon S G
Wilder. Hon A S Cleghorn, Capt James Makee, Capt A Tripp
and wife. Miss Dougherty, R Ry croft, wife and 2 children, S
McKcague, J D Brewer. J K Brewer, C Y Aiona, C R Peter
son, L Chamberlain. Capt T C McPherson, C Notley, wife
and daughter, II Armitage, Geo Coffin, A P Everett, Mrs Jno
stupplebeen, s r Fcgue, Col L S Spalding. J V Epreckles and
wife, 1 L Jones, Rer Geo Morris, Judge A Fornander, B W Ka
Weinui, A P Jones and 81 deck.
Fbom Sab FbaKcisco Per St Paul. Dec 28 C O Berger.
C a Titcomb.B C Kurtz, Thos Cotter, II J Braker, Miss K E
Pogue, Mrs Jno Ladd. W Hunter and wile, J H Dean, wife
and infant, and 20 steerage.
Wantkd The Rightful IIf.ik-s.--Iq an American
exchange, we noticed recently a statement that
a large sum of money bad been offered to a Rev. Mr.
Trimble and ha sisters in the United States, for
their alleged claim to a valuable property now
the subject of a chancery suit in Ireland. It may
be useful to tbe parties interested in this matter
to know that there is now residing in Honolulu
an Irishman named " Trimble' who bas aa elder
brother living in the United States, and these two
Irishmen may possibly have a claim to the pro
perty in question. Tbe Ulster King at Arms,
Sir Bernard Bark, with that heraldic acumen
and lore for which be is so celebrated, will have
no difficulty in obtaining any information to assist
him to trace out tbe genealogy of these two bro
thers Trimble, if hereafter required. They were
both born in county Longford. The following
paragraph referring to this disputed claim, is
taken from the Republican Standard of Xew Bed
ford of November last :
It is stated that Rev. James Trimble, Metho
dist minister at Princeton, Me., bas been offered
50,0U0 sterling to withdraw a case, which he
baa in chancery in an Irish court, to recover pro
perty to which he and hia two sisters are the law
ful heirs, but which bas been held for some years
by other parties. Ilia sisters have also been
offered 10,000 sterling to withdraw their claims."
Goxk Oct ! A London telegram of December
17th, reports a rumor of the resignation of Lords
Derby and Salisbury, as probably a Stock Exchange
canard. Nevertheless there may be good grounds
for the report Indeed, we may hear soon of the
resignation of the Beaconsfield ministry, as Glad
stone's policy to give Bulgaria its autonomy and a
Christian ruler, is now obviously triumphant ; and
we do not think that the Beaconsfield ministry can
consistently hold the reins of government any
longer, unless they at once go to war against Russia.
They seem to have no alternative but war or resig
nation, and the latter is the more likely eventually,
bat on the other hand, that old brute, the British
Lion, may suddenly make one of those terrible
springs which electrify the whole world. The " situa
tion' ia England, is now intensely exciting. Parlia
ment ia before time summoned to meet early in
marks, glancing at past and future, may not be
out of place- On tbe portals through which Old
Year makes Lis exit and New Year hie in
gress, the destiny oi mankind is written in
mjEtic letters. Life and death are epitomised in
the opening and close of each annual revolution.
Looking back at our social existence during the
past twelve months, how many gaps are discerni
ble ! From the palace to the but, the busy band of
tbe unseen messenger of doom has garnered bis
annual tribute for tbe tomb. In the course of
the past year the nation has wept over the un
timely end of a royal youth, the hope of Hawaii
net, ana mournea tor tne veneraoie sire cl a
departed Hawaiian monarch. Three of the mes
sengers of the gospel of Christ to this onco pagan
land have donned the garb of immortality. Con
spicuous forms and old familiar faces have van
ished from our midst. The closing year brings
a solemn admonition to tbe children of mortality.
Our political situation during the past twelve
months has offered one or two novelties. The
progress of a Royal Commission of enquiry into
the natural resources of our Islands was attempt
ed with useful results. The departure of a Ha
waiian diplomatic envoy on a mission to the
Courts of Europe is destined to improve the in
ternational relations of this Kingdom with for
Perhaps never before since Hawaii nei emerged
from the darkness of barbarism, and ita people
began to devote themselves to the industrial pur
suits of civilized lire, has a year closed through
out the whole course of which so remarkable a
prosperity bas attcned the labors of agricul
ture, trade and commerce. This happy condition
has been mainly due to the influence of the Recip
rocity Treaty. The labor question has natur
ally attracted the attention of government, in
view of the increased demand for hands on the
plantations, and a plan for the introduction of
South Sea Islanders bas been expeditiously car
ried out by government. Some excitement has
prevailed on account of tbe arrival of large num
bers of unmarried young Chinamen ; and sugges
tions have been made to introduce Chinawomen
into the Islands, if possible. But, greatly to
the credit of the Hawaiians, no excesses have
occurred, like those which disgraced California
in the Chinese azitation. and it is to be boned
that like scenes will never be witnessed in this
law-abiding Kingdom. Other plans were sug
gested for the introduction of women, from
various quarters, and the coming year will, it is
hoped, witness large additions to our female population.
The architectural aspect of the capital and
other large centres Las vastly improved in the
past twelve months. The activity in the build
ing business has been truly surprising.
Our inter-island traffic has reason to chronicle
as an epoch the year just elapsing, inasmuch as
in its course it Las been wonderfully benefitted
by the arrival of a handsome new steamer. In
the same time large and important additions have
been made to our fleet of sailing coasters.
Our transmarine postal service bas gained
immensely, by the addition of a semi-monthly
steam line between Honolulu and San Francisco,
and even while we write, the first trio of this
new postal steam service has been accomplished.
A retrospect of the past year's monetary trans
actions is calculated to suggest tbe conclusion
that, financially, this country is in a very healthy
condition, and that there is no lack of money to
carry out any enterprise whose utility can fairly
claim the outlay of funds.
In the judicial proceedings of the past year,
an event, highly painful to humanitarians, has
occurred the execution of a criminal. It is to
be hoped that the example of the enlightened
King of Belgium, who, since the opening of
bis reign, has refused to allow capital punish
ment in his realm, will produce an influence
upon other sovereigns, our own included.
The religious life of the land during the year
1877 has kept pace with its worldly progress
and prosperity. The means of religious instruc
tion are abundant in this country, and the people
generally avail themselves of the Gospel light.
Some discussion has taken place about the Sun
day Law, but the due observance of the Lord's
Day is upheld by all the people almost without
Just at the close of a year of unwonted pros
perity, a heavy calamity bas overtaken the
capital .of the Kingdom In the recent conflagra
tion. It has been remarked that Providence
nevertheless has been kind to our poor people,
and most fortunately no houseless, homeless
wanderers are to be seen in our streets after the
calamity, whose weight has fallen mainly upon
the property of the government and those who
will not 60 seriously feel their losses.
Let us close our meditations on the flight of
time by quoting this appropriate verse from that
Bterling English poet, Barry Cornwall :
" Touch us gently, Time !
We've not proud nor soaring wings ;
Our ambition, our content.
Lies in simple things.
Bumble roysgers are we,
O'er life's dim, unsounded sea,
Seeking only some calm clime -.
Touch us gently, gentle Time 1"
Christmas Day Concert. On the afternoon of
Christmas day Mr. Berger and his finely trained
band of native musicians gave a concert at Emma
Square. The selections of music were some of
the finest productions of tbe best masters and tbe
strains of some solemn pieces sounded sweetly
through the holiday quietness of the silence.
Emma Square and adjoining streets were filled
with the largest auditory that ever came to hear
a concert at Honolulu, and what was most pleas
ant to the close observer was the fact that the
assembly most largely represented the working
classes and mechanics who in company with their
wives and children quite cosily enjoyed Mr. Ber
gers treat. How much better to spend a few
hours at the music concert than at tbe liquor shop
In the evening the Band of ibe Pensacola gave
a concert in tbe yard in front of tbe Hawaiian
Hotel. Tbe music was very fine, showing ex
cellent training, but, on grounds of patriotism.
We cannot admit that tbey are any better than our
Education in Waialca. On Thursday the 20th
ult., tbe Christmas examination was held in the
English Mission School conducted by Mr. Ed.
Hare. The pupils gave great satisfaction in the
following branches : Scripture ; Reading ; Writ
ing; Arithmetic; English Grammar; Geography
In the evening a very amusing entertainment
was given by the pupils of this school to a large
audience in the Kawailoa Church. The entertain
ment commenced with an. oration by Mabaulu,
this was followed by several comic songs, and
The principal parts were pieces from Shakes
speare Hamlet and Grave Digger ; Wolsey and
Cromwell, and Julius Caesar. The pieces were
played remarkably well and great credit is due to
tbe master for the pains that be has taken during
The Waiulua English mission school is one of
the most interesting and useful institutions of
Education on the islands, and deserves every en.
Improvements in Fort street are still going on,
and it is obvious that that street must become be
fore long the principal thoroughfare of Honolulu
This week we are pleased to record the comple
tion of Mr. Dickson's Photographic establishment
next door to Brewer & Cos new fireproof build
ing. The front of the bnildiug, new painted, has j
had added to it a show-window which exhibits j
some of the finest epecimens of art. The broad
sidewalk has been laid with bricks. The former
workroom bas been changed into a pleasant sit
ting room, to which are added two small rooms
in which all the appliances are found either to
smooth or ruffle your hair in tbe most approved
fashion, and where large looking glasses afford
you an opportunity to have a good look at your
phiz before you go up stairs to tbe operating
room, where large screens give you a chance to
place yourself in the midst of romantic scenes.
This room is again joined on one side by the mys
terious dark chamber, lit up with orange and red
windows, admitting a ghostly light into which
the operative vanishes so mystenously hiding
your shadow. On the other side Mr. Hanssen
bas his study, and in this the artist retouches your
photograph or paints your likeness with the
painter's life-giving brush. Altogether the estab
lishment promises to be a "good thing," for Ho
nolulu, and we hope also for tbe proprietor.
Audience at Iolani Palace.
. An audience was granted by His Majesty yester
day, the 28th inst.. to His Excellency Jos. M. Comly
American Minister Resident who presented Rear
Admiral Murray and Captain John Irwin, of the
Flag Ship Pensacola.
The Admiral addressed His Majesty as follows:
Toca Majesty: I am especially directed by the proper
authorities at Washington, to pay this visit in tbe Flag Ship,
to your Dominions. It was very agreeable to me, as well as
to my officers, to receive such instructions as evincing a dis
position on the part of tbe authorities of the United States, to
continue, and if possible bind more firmly, the kindly relations
already existing between the two governments a task very
agreeable to us, and we hope acceptable to your Majesty.
His Majesty replied as follows:
ADSfiBAL: It gives me pleasure to welcome you and your
officers to this Kingdom, and the more so that this visit with
your Flag Ship is made in pursuance of special orders from
your Government, evincing in your courteous view, Us disposi
tion to continue, and if possible bind more closely the kindly
relations which our countries have always sustained towards
I hope you will find your stay here a source of satisfaction
to yourselves, in the enjoyment of our climate and social
amenities, and that the discbarge of your official functions
will prove as agreeable to yourselves, as I am confident that
it will be acceptable to myself and Government.
Captain Irwin then presented the following officers:
W. C. Stamm, C. Engineer, U. S. N. ; H. C. Nelson,
Surgeon U. S. N.; G. Cochran, Fleet Paymaster U. S.
N. ; R. W. Huntington, Capt.U. S. M. C. Fleet, Marine
Officer; Isaac J. Yates, Lieutenant U. S. N.; R. P.
Rodgers, Lieutenant U. S. N.; W. J. Barnette, Flag
Lieutenant; J. D. Adams, Lieutenant TJ. S. N.;A
M Guthrie, Rear Admiral's Secretary U. S, N.; F.
M. Bostwick, Midshipman U. S. N. ; Selim E. Wood
worth, Cadet Midshipman, U. S. N.;H. C. Waken
sbaw, Cadet Midshipman, U. S. N. ; A. W. Grant,
Midshipman, U. S. N. ; II. H. Rogers, Mids., U. S. N.
The Minister of Foreign Relations presented
Judge Caton, of Illinois; Wm. Renny Watson, Glas
gow, Scotland; and F. B. Hastings, U. S. Vice Deputy
His Majesty was attended by the members of the
Cabinet, Judges of the Supreme Court, members of
the House of Nobles and Privy Council, M. M.'s
Chamberlain, and the Staff Officers.
Some time was agreeably spent in general conver
sation, after which the Minister Resident and the
other gentlemen took leave.
St. Albans College. The annual speech
night of this institution, under t-harye f Mr. A. T
Atkinson's came off last Saturday rvning. Not
withstanding the unpropitious weather, and the
heavy roads, a large number of tbe parents, and
friends of tbe school were in attendance, and were
gratified by the interesting exercises of the pupils.
A space at one end of the room was curtained off,
and arranged very prettily as a stage, which gave
a good effect to all the performances of the
scholars. These consisted mainly of declamations,
mostly humorous, poetic pieces by the bojs and
instrumental music on tbe piano, closing with a
laughable and well performed petite play entitled
the "Plot of Potentousend' The exhibition of the
evening developed an interesting feature of tbe
educational capacity of this school, in that, while
a dialogue, a seclection from Moliere, was deliver
ed by four pupils of English speaking parentage,
in the French language, with remarkable fluency
and accuracy of pronouneiation, a seclection from
Mrs. Heman's poetry, was equally well done in the
Fnglisb tongue, by a pupil of French parentage.
The music of the evening by the pupils, who have
been taught by the Principal only, was performed
admirably, and it demonstrated, that in this
branch, the pupils of Mr. Atkinson need not fear
comparison with those of any other teacher. It
was evident to those in attendance, that St. Albans
College school, does credit to Honolulu, aud
is one that deserves, and will well repay patron
age, by the parents and guardians of our children
Keep the Lord's Day Holy.
In reply to the " Dance of Death" we have now
The Dance of Life," whose author is Mrs. Dr. J.
Milton Bowers, of San Francisco. This lady in
her preface speaks of " a strong impulse to vindi
cate my sex from its slanderers," as her motive
for replying to the book which attacks the dan
cers. The persual of the Dance of Life cannot
fail to amuse those who were previously enter
tained by "Ibe Uance of Death." It seems a
case where people argue a question for tbe enjoy
ment of an audience who look upon tbe disputants
as being both right and both wrong, at the same
time. Most sensible people understand that tbe
dance is quite innocent and harmless under cer
tain circumstances, and is most wicked and im
moral under others ; that, in short, the wickedness
or innocency of the dance must depend almost
wholly on the sentiments of those who take part
in it. " Jloni soit qui mal y pense." Some dances
are evidently indecent ; others are not at all so-
Two girls may enjoy the very same dance with
very different feelings; the one. like an angel
nnnn earth: the other, like a 'fallen anel.' 'J
This takes place almost every night, in big cities
like London, Paris and New liork, where inno
cent and virtuous girls amuse themselves by danc
ing in their own homes the very same dances in
which the street bawds engage in some low haunt
of debauchery round the corner. Here, the lover
of good morals may fairly ask Mrs. Bowers a
question : Inasmuch as prostitution prevails so
terribly amoug the female sex in till large cities and
towns, and that dancing notoriously forms one of
the grand enjoyments of ''soiled doves," would
not chaste matrons and maids, instead of dancing
all night in brilliant ball-rooms, find a much more
christian occupation, by going out on the streets
and trvinz to save some of their fallen sisters?
Surely chaste ladies ought to do something to
restrain the dreadlul impndicity of their own sex,
which forms a hideous feature of all great cities
at night ; especially when they reflect that it is
the lewd women of the streets who corrupt the
votinir men. The ball costumes of ladies and the
lute hour of balls are fair subjects for criticism-
It Mrs. Bowers wants young ladies to dance harm
less! v. why does she not advise them to dance
ouly in the day time, at seasonable hours or in
the early evening hour, for a moderate time, and
always with men whose character for honor and
principle is beyond all question, and who are
their own intimate friends, or tliose of their par
ents? Taking Paris, for instance, we are told
that there was very little, apparent difference,
after midnight, in the aspect of a ball-room in the
Tuileries under tbe late empire, and the Bal
Mdbille. The ' rakes" of tbe male gender often
went from the Talace Ball to the grijetle's ball
later on in tbe same nigbt. JNow suppose some
foolish moralist were to present himself in the
Bal ilabille . at midnight, and say : " my fallen
sisters, desist, like Magdalen, from your life of
lewdness," what would those griselles in all like
lihood reply? Well, we can suppose them danc
ing round the poor man of morality, with baccha
nalian bursts of laughter, and saying to him
" Why not go rather to our chaste angelic sisters
who are even now enjoying these same dances
in yonder palace, in tbe arms of men, princes.
dukes and nobles, many of whom are our parti
cular friends ?" We don't mean to hurt Mrs. Bowers
by sayintr, like the author of ' Tbe Dance of
Death," that all tbe girls who waltz are necessari
ly lewd girls ; but we really think that women, who
like Mrs. Bowers become the champions of their
own sex in this open question, ought also to exert
themselves to stem the torrent of lewdness and
impndicity of the fallen women who unhappily
swarm in the streets of tbe great centres of popu
lation. Surely, it is time for tbe chaste matrons
and maids to make some sacrifice even of amuse
ments, in themselves sinless, in view of the abuses
of these same sinless amusements.
AXD SURGEON. HAS RTB-
Hotel Street, next
BL mved his residence from Gardea Lane to the SNOW
COTTAGE, Hawaiian Hotel, entrance on
door to the Theater.
Njght Calls Promptlt Attesdkd to.
Office as formerly, at Mr. E. Strehi's Drug Store, corner
Fort and Hotel Streets. n3tf
CONFECTIONER. NO. 49 HOTEL. ST.,
next door to C. E. Williams. Honolulu.
Bread delivered to any part of the city. All fancy and
foreign breads made to order. de22
J. M. WHITNEY, M. D., D. D. S.
TaEXTAL OFFICE, FORT STREET.
MJ corner Hotel, over Mr. Strehz's Drug Store. d22 ly
MT TEMPORARY ABSENCE
this Kingdom, my son. Thos. J. Hayselden, will
act for me under general power cf attorney.
Kohala, Nov. 21st, 1S77. de8 lm
fllHE NEXT TERM OF THIS 1NSTITC-
M. tion will begin on MONDAY, January 7th, 1978. Per
sons wishing to enter existing classes can do so at that time.
Information can be obtained from the Principal.
de8 4t AM AS A PRATT.
TO LET OR FOR "SALE.
TMIE PREMISES NEAR Xl'UAXf AVE
nue below the Koyal Mausoleum, lately occupied by G.
II. Dole, Esq.
Area of lot 2 acres.
S. B. DOLE.
DURING MY ABSENCE FROM THESE
Islands, Mr. JOHN C. WOOD, will act for me under
power of attorney. (d29 2t) THOMAS C. MAKT1N.
TMIE ANNUAL. SALE OF SLIPS AND SIT
TINGS will take placo at the Fort Street Church on
MONDAY EVENING, Dec. 31st, 1877; at 7 o'clock.
d22 2t P. C. JONES, Sec'y-
FROM THIS DATE 1 will be responsible
for no debts cantraeted in my name without my written
Dec. 29lh, 1377.
COMPETENT SUGAR BOILER.
d29 4t Apply to F. A. SCHAKFttK & CO.
ALL PERSONS are HEREBY' WARNED
against tresspassing on the property of Mr. Jas Camp
bell, by gunning, fishing, or otherwise. Any one so trespass
ing will be prosecuted under the law. E. D. CUANK,
Honouliuli, Dec. 28, 1877. d29 lm A pent.
SHIP AND (f)
Per Bk. Herefordshire,
G i lva ii i zc cl
Galvanized Plain Sheets, Casks of She-t Zii;c,
Casks of Perforated Z nc. Cases it Shea Tin,
Sheet Copper, from 16 to 90 ounces;
Tinsmiths' Iron Wire,
Seamless Drawn Copper Tube,
ROLLS OF SHEET LEAD !
Two and one half to fourteen pounds.
Reels of Lead Pipe,
Galvanised Iron Water Pipes, i. i, 1, 11, li, and 2 inches;
Nests of Oral and Round Galvanized Foot Tubs,
Galvanized Buckets, Maslin Kettles, Frying Pans,
Oval Tinned Iron Pots, two to six gallons;
Tinned and Enamelled Sauce Pans,
AND PER BARK DOVENBY,
FROM SAME PORT,
We would call the special attention of our friends I
and the public generally, to our new
UNCLE SAM RANGES !
XT Which, in po'11' of general arrangement, flnencw J.
casting and beuty of design, cannot be excelled. Tli-y '
aplend.d bakers. Also, the Medalion, Opera and Msy
These together with the wll known ,
COTTON PLANT, MAGNA CHARTER,
RUCK'S PATENT, LA CREOLLa,
OSCEOLA AND A LM EDA KTOVEsj
Make an assortment suitable to ins want ana meant k
. ..... I
every one. XT Printed catalogues hi rrice i,isi mIIi4 k
IIV STOCK I
STOVES, RANGES, &C.
Free on application. Every Slovs or Range, WARRANTED
Marble flab, and Bowls, for washslands;
Rnbber Hose, I, to 2 Inches; Nests of Caks Copri,
Children's Trays, with patent fastenings;
Revolving Fprinklers, Tolles' gets,
With Bowls, Pitchers, Ac. Ac, Ac.
ALSO, A FULL ASSORTMENT OF
Of our on n make, all of which we offer
AT LOWEST MARKET RATES II I
To be found In Honolulu.
J. NOTT & CO.
SPECIAL NOTIQE ! !
we un mama: mm mmmii
JAMES II. HANLON. having entered into partner
ship with Mr. Taylor, the Blacksmith opposite the Old
Custom House, begs to notify the public generally that be is
praparea to givs special attention to llsrse-ShoeiDg, and far
riery; all complaints connected with the feet of horses, such as
corns, interfering, 4c, specially attended to.
N. B. The best of bar iron on band and for sale; also, nuts
ana wasners. kkaim MAUbUA 1AKiS
Honolulu, Dec. 29, 1877. d29 if
H. B. HALES, V. S.
Horse Clipper and Breaker.
HORSES Clipped for &7.50.
Horses broken to Harness or Saddle for
f 25 each.
A t the Hawaiian Hotel. 129 tf
laTHERE.l S MESSRS. GRCWVALD Sl
TT SCI1UTTE, Merchants of this place, have this dav
made an assignment of all their property, real and personal.
lor tne Dcnent or tueir creditors. Notice is hereby given to all
parties owing Messrs. Grunwald & Schutte to make immediate
payment to, and all persons having claims against them, to
present the same with vouchers to the undersigned during the
icrm oi six monins irom aate. or they will be forever barred.
If. A. cCUAEFEK, Assignee.
Honolulu, Dec. lat, 1877. d22 4t
A FEW EASTERN MADE SINGLE AND
i JL DOUBLE HARNESSES. For Sale Cheap, by
d22 C. BREWER k CO.
pers, Zaadlies Underwear,
Embroideries, Clothing, BTeclk-
mm AND GAMinlG dresses,
Aiifl 1,000 Oilier Article.
HASTE ! HASTE ! ! HASTE ! ! !
V HALF BARRELS
SALMON IN BARRELS AND
ror sale by
C. BREWER k CO.
RN AUCTION HOUSE
CJIXTT DOZEN OP CALIFORNIA
be sold low, to close consignments, by
C. BREWER c CO.
C. BREWER k CO.
"I PVflTOXS "ARD COAL IN SPLENDID
-BL w UKUEll. lately landed ex AMY TURNER.
d22 For Sale by C. BREWER 4 CO.
S4.00 TO S5.00,
AT DILLINGHAM & CO.'S
THE COTTAGE NO. 3 ON GARDEN
LANE. Enquire next door. dl-St-
1HOSK UEsIKABLE PREMISES P0P.
pfw 148 and 150 Nuuanu Avenue. Apply to J. II. WOOD,
faAsv nuuanu, or js. a. Williams, m fort Bt. In3tfi
THE COMMODIOUS RESIDENCE
on Kukui fctreet, at present occupied by the Hon. 8.
G. Wilder. Possession riven on the 1st of Januarr
ror iunner particulars apply to
GREEN, MACFARLANE k CO.
GENTLEMEN DESIRING BOARD
BV THE DAT or WEEK, CAN OBTAIN
the same of good quality, at the premises on Hotel St..
corner of Adams Lane, in the occupancy of
- JOHN H. PATY,
NOTARY PUBLIC I
FOR THE ISLAND OF OAHU.
riOMMISSIOXER OF DEEDS FOR THE
States of California and New York.
d!5 OFFICE WITH BISHOP 6c CO.
BUSINESS BOOKS OF ALL KINDS !
LEDGERS. JOURNALS, CASH BOOKS,
Day Books, Index Books, Copy Books. Receipt Books.
ttote books, c. ror eaie ac
d!51m ED. UOFFSCHLAEGER Co.'s.
CASTLE h COOKE HAVE ON HAND,
.23.d Expect Sliortly
FROM SAN FRANCISCO, NEW YORK & ENGLAND,
PARIS PLOWS, HHK COULTERS, MOUI STEEL PLOWS
Steel Horse Flows, xl and xO; Moline, No. 40 and 80; Eagle, No 20 and 2-
Plow Beams, Handles and Extra Points, Ox Yokes, Ox Bows Plants.' tt..
Cultivator, and Horse Hoe. Garden Hoes. Canai BMrTrl!",
SnOVELS, SPADEfl, OO'S Ac RAKKS, PICK MATTOCKS, BELTING CKNTHIFT nar . rrOWl,
AXK MATTOCK. PICK AXKS.f LKDGK, CAN K KNI VJS, HL J lUKR VA CKINU HT A Ml0."1 nAB" MKTAL
CANE UATCHKTS, HCl'THKS, I1ANDLKD AXfcS. ' Ei,p mckVJTk a'.uI AVK'?.
vo rathlHU, AFBEST0S,
A Superior Assortment of
SHELF HARDWARE, AT LOWEST PRICES !
Self-heat Irons. Axles, half patent and steel, I and 1 1-8 inch: Bar Iron n n . .
Hingham Buckets, Rope, all sirs. to 11 inch; Cut Nulls, 3d to 60d; Cut fMkes and w,n..K. .? ,0 J.' tatM
No. 1 to 2, fore and hindj India Rubber Hose, I, 1, 11. li and 2 Inch, ery cheap; Boiled nA ii .... "
Paint, Oreen Paint, Chrome and rans; a uooa Assortment of Paints In Oil, in 1 and 2 lb v" " nM ad
Ox Thursday evening last, a happy meeting
took place at the Bethel Church, preluded bj hjm
nody, and in the building adjoining the little folks,
and indeed their elders as well, subsequently en
joyed the pleasant time-honored spectacle of a
heavily loaded " Christmas Tree," the distribution
of whose multifarious fruits afforded an eridently
genuine gratification to the reciDients. None
seemed happier than the wcrthy pastor himself
(tne Kev. vr. Uamon) in tne midst of his flock, on
the festive occasion. On the previous Mondav
evening, a similar Christmas fete occurred at the
Lyceum, for the children of the Sunday school
connected with Fort Street Church. The little
folks of Honolulu may well sing: "Christmas
comes but once a ear. and when it comp. it
brings good cheer !"
To the Editor of the Paiijic Commercial Advertiser :
Mr. Editor : I sincerely trust that no good
christian in this community bas been so silly as to
allow himself or herself to be influenced by, the
discussion about the Sabbath in the days of Moses,
which, of course, journalists cannot refuse to pub
lish, as expressions of opinions prevalent in the
society ia which we live. It is well for our legis
lators to know that soma people here want some
alteration in the law for the observance of the
Lord's Day ; but, as a matter of course, we sup
pose that any such alterations, if decided upon,
will never lose- sight of the heading to these re
Doctor Tisdale giies special attention to- tha
treatment of the Eye and Ear.
North-east Passage from the Atlantic to the
Pacific. An experiment fraught with the highest
importance for the "people cf the North Pacific
Coasts and Islands ourselves included is about to
be made in the summer of 1878, by a Swede, Profes
sor Nordenekjold. : This remarkable Arctic explorer,
is to direct an expedition, got up at the cost mainly
of a Gothenburg merchant, Mr. Oscar Dickson, to
wards the expenses of which His Majesty, the King
of Sweden, will also contribute a certain sum. The
object of Professor Nordenskjold's expedition is to
open up a steam route, if possible, between the At
lantic and Pacific, via the north coast of Europe
and Asia, and through Behring's Strait. In July
1878, the Professor will leave Europe on a steamer
for this object, and he hopes to be able to reach
Behring's Strait without meeting any insurmountable
obstacles. Even a summer steam ronte between the
Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, via Behring's Strait,
will be a positive gain for our Pacific Ocean. We
wish the adventurous Professor successs, and hope
to see his steamer in our port, en route for home, af
ter accomplishing his glorious purpose.
Mr. Editor : People may remember a year or
two ago, when the then Ministers of Foreign Rela
tion and Finance were accused of undue influence
in having Nuuanu Avenue in rather good order,
they having their residence on it. We hope no
one will be so heartless as to accuse the present
Minister of the Interior and Attorney General of
any thing of this sort, at this time, especially
when we take a look at the Black Swamp, a piece
of road from Judd's hill to Andrew's hill. But
it does seem as if the Minister of Interior intends
seeing swamp-i-cide committed on the ex-Ministers.
My opinion is that some fine morning two
black hats will be found on top of the mud as a
simple warning to future generations not to do
fTi TUB ARRIVAL. OP THE STEAMER
VF ZKALANDIA, on the 6th cf JaDuarj next, a
Prize Lot of French Merino Bams & Ewes
Or the Noted Fleck f Mr a. R. Blarw,
C. II. JUDD.
Tot particulars apply to
GERMAN BEER !
ST. PAUL'S AND BAVARIAN,
Mailer's and Tiroli, Lion Betr, c.
Hochheimer, Jobanisberger and Liebfrauenmilch.
FIXE FRENCH CLARETS:
Porney, Gjrse, Cantemerle.
COGNAC BRAND V:
Boute'.leau's 1, 2, 3 and 4 diamonds; de Lagge His k Co.'s
Star; La Grand Marque, in bottles, decanters and flasks.
GIN in baskets and cases. BITTERS ; Boonekamp, lva, 4c.
RUM, ALCOHOL, tc.
dl lm For Sale by H. HACKFELD It CO.
PRESERVED CORNED BEEF !
B RESERVED HAMS. PRESERVED BEEF
FIRE-PROOF ASBESTOS PAINT, BEST ARTICLE IN MARKET I
Galranized Tubs, Puils and VVath Banlns. Taint. Varnish. W. W. Bt.n.:i m...,
Centrifugal, Teeth. Crumb, Nail and Hair Brushes. "-' "ru.aes,
A GOOD ASSQRT1YTT of STATIONER.,
T V Cn!.A rknnA Ona mwA a"u, T a - .".
Cracked Wheat, e., Assortment It Tin and Oalr.nited Ware. Co,. M'k,
Agents for Dr. Jajne's Celebrated Patent Medltlnes,
Apent lor Mnger ana w litox and dabs' Sewing Machines,
Agents for tbe (Jennlne Asbestos Covering Material,
Agents for the Clant Powder Company,
Agents for the Blake Steam Pimps,
Three Fine Pianos, from Celebrated Boston Manufactures I
The Most Approved Novel
MEDICAL PREPARATIONS !
And Medicines Its General.
IIREPARATIONS FOR DEBILITATED
Constitutions. Elixir Beef. Win nrf
SSrk 5nd lr?i Liixin h Phosphates, CdliTe'r Oil and
17. TvT. n V TV. ""-uerTO" .nxirs, Wine or I'epiin,
Etc. Etc. Genuine Oil of Enn n.nn f.. .,.....:- .....' ?
Glycerine Lotion, Injection Brou, Vaseline Preparations, Fas'
tilles i for the Throat, Syringes. Anti-asthmatic Cigars, inhal
ers, Capsules. Plssters. Bnirar CmuoH Pin. m-m:-i
Sponges, Boudoir Paper, Soxodont and Tooth Washes, Etc. Etc!
Tongues, in two pound cans.
se29 For Sale by
BOLLES k CO.
H. C. HAYES,
Lately with C. E. Williams.
HAS OPENED A.V UPHOLSTERING
SHOP on part of tbe premises ocennied br air. Chria.
Gerts, Cabinet Maker on
HOTEL STREET. NEAR FORT.
II. G. H. Is lately from San Francisco and is a thorouchtr
practical hand at aU branches of Upholstery, and the public
can safely rely on getting the best and MOST FASHIONABLE
work at moderate prices. dl lm
For wsshine and bathing fh HF3T ar i d r,.- i A-.-t-r .
ne, neaiinc and rurifvlnr nrnnrti.. v.-iuii. . -....
ooaps, Brashes, Combs, Tooth Powders, Etc. Etc.
The Best American and English Perfumery,
Per R. C. Wylie, from Paris Direct,
The Most Exqnlsite GENUINE Perfumery. Sachets.
LUBIS'SOE.N LIXE SOAl'S, Etc Etc. '
ALSO, EX AMY TURNER, FROM AMERICA,
The Latest Fashionable Toilet Arti
Nsne bnl the Beat and Cenuimo Art
o27 8m AT DR. IIOFFMAWS imi n STOBt
THE LAMS OF I'llllMUIAlKll,
AND KAALACA !
In Hamakua, IMxmi.
Tl ese Lands together are
Well Adapted lor a Stignr I'lnn
ooded and watered. Fall particulars on
W, F. ALLEN.
They arc well
HOLLISTER & CO.,
Xo. 68 oddi Stmt, .... Monolili,
IMPORTERS Ai DEALERS IN CHOICE
CIUAK8, TOBACCO BNCFF. Also,
Manufacturers of Mineral Waters, &c.
aulg ly ,
JUST RECEIVED PER KA MOI. AS
HEIDSIECK & CO.'S
Grand Vin Royal,
Io Quarts and Pints. For 8aW at Agents' rates by
II. HACKFELD k Co,
fol Agents for Messrs. Ueldskrk Co..