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BY C. S. BARTOW
U CT I 0 K0Xk
Valuable Real Estate
Saturday, i;.d,J2r a
Tvko Lot of La
5:i-jataJ oa - ,
Hunanu Valley Hoad,
Buildings and Cottages
.If ch, ance r a term oryear,,
'Xe ,ove proper ."a,
I LOT OF LAM) SITIMTED AT KAILTA,
Kpnko. ana a the L.nd Known a, the Sumner
I and Wat'r runs through tVs Land.
C.S. EARTXW, Auct'r.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15th,
Al U .clock A.M., will be sold
Drv Goods iV Clothing,
LOT OF BOOKS,
1 PIANO FORTE, MARINER'S CIRCLE
ill Ord-r f the I'n'tlfd Slxtes Consul, a lot of
CLOTHING, BOOKS, TRUNKS !
A f Characters, Designs, and a Variety of Tools
ufal t-r rasters and Paper Hangars Estate
It C. Van Em'iergh, (deceased.)
C. S. UARTOW, Auct'r.
MORTCACEE'S Mill OF SAIE !
by direction ,t Jam I. Dowsett, the Mortgagee named in a
certain indenture mortfratre dated June 15th, 1875, made by
U. W. 1'i ij.o, to sii.l Jame9 I. liowsett, I am directed to Bell
at i uMie auction
ON SATURDAY, THE 23d DAY OF FEB.
At V2 oVI ck noon, at Saleroom, all that certain
Piece or Parcel of Land !
Situate at Koai, llolualoa. Kona, Hawaii, and more
particularly described as follows:
Commencing at a il? cf Stones on the SW corner, mauka of
tne government urer road, and running N 64, K 13.79
chain, al'n(r the Kaiwi of Koai. L I'alauka, N 46 3 E 1.75
chain along the Kaiwi of Koai. L I'alaaka,
N 64 3 15', K 2.51 chain along the Kaiwi of Koai. L Palauka.
! - , fc
N 59 3i) K 3.51 " " " " "
N3 ,K7 6'J " " " "
N 61 - 65'. K 3.11 " ' " "
N 61 3 15', E 1 HI " " " "
N 73 3 30', K 4 6'J " " " " "
S 61 3 15'. E 21 60 " " " "
N 75 3 30', K 2.70 " " " "
.N 61 2o E 4 05 " " " " "
N 61 . K 13 79
: N 60 3. E 302
N 65 3 30 E 4 -20 Ji
i N 82, E 8 9S " " " "
N 61 3 15. K " - " '- "
N 63 3 . E 3 5l chains to a ti tree marked Bare SSL corner.
N 10 3 , VI' 11 Oi chaini t- a kon tree marked Bare, XK corner.
H 6-j 3 30', W 9 81 chains alonjr Kaiwi of Koai and Paki.
& rw 3, W 16.9 chains alone Kaiwi of Koai and Paki.
ft 6fl 3 d. chains alonir Kaiwi of Koai and Paki.
? 70 3 5. W 11 62 chains alony Kaiwi of Koai and Paki.
9 69 s 3o'. V 15 93 ehains along Kaiwi of Koai and Paki.
g 67 c . W 15 0 "i chains along Kaiwi of Koai and Paki.
S 83s 3'J'. W 5 4ii chains aiong Kaiwi of Koai and Paki.
v 11 15', W 7.71 chains along aiwi of Koai and Paki.
t 3 . W 2 50 chains along Kaiwi of Koai and Paki.
64 3 . W 6.5'J chains along Kaiwi of Koai and Paki.
56 3 , YV 1 5i chains along Kai i of Koai and Paki.
60 -, W 1 OS chains along Kaiwi of Koai and Paki.
M 45. W 3.16 chains along Kaiwi of Koai and Paki.
67 3. W 2 0'j chains along Kaiwi of Koai and Paki.
S 71 3 45', W 1 80 chains along K iiwi of Koai and Paki.
S 51 3 30.' W 6 50 chains along Kaiwi of Koai and Paki.
S 73 3 30', YV 3 OS chains along Kaiwi of Koai and Paki.
3 55 o , W 1.91 chains along Kaiwi of Koai and Paki.
S 6i 3 45', YV 2 55 chains along Koai of Koai and Paki.
S 7 3 15', YV 6 95 chains along Kaiwi of Koai and Paki.
S 63 3 , YV 73 chains along Kaiwi of Koai and Paki.
S 6 3 15'. YV 4 92 chains along Kaiwi of Koai and Paki.
S 70 3 15, YV 8 05 chains to the N VV corner of the gov't road.
S 90 3 , E'll 89 chains to the commencement.
Area, 151 85-100 Acres.
Reservicg native rights and Wing the same premises described
iu Koyal Patent No. 2730, issued jo Q. YV. Pilipo.
Kor further particulars, apply to CECIL BROWN, or
C. S. BARTOW, Auct'r.
BY E. P, ADA).
The Challenge Standard
MILL in the World, and when material used. Power,
Workmanship and Durability are considered, it is acknowl
edged to be the
CHEAPEST W15D-MIU XOW IX USE
r We are the ONLY Manufacturers to the YY orld of
THE DOUBLE-HEADER WIND-MILL
For -oer purposes, such as running Custom
lirist Milis and Feeil Mills.
ALWAYS VICTORIOUS AT FAIRS
And Practical Tests.
THE ABOVE MILLS, IN VARIOUS SIZES,
For Irrigation and Pnniplug iTtf r for
Stotk Fnrms or Family Use.
1 r Two of the latter are now here and can lie seen on ap
plication to the undersigned.
For further particulars, address
CHALLENGE MILL CO..
Batavia, 111., V. S. A.
Or 4AMCS S. LCMOV,
Ilonolnlu, II. I.
I0HX HAY & t0.lIE OF PACKETS
THE UNDERSIGNED BEG TO NOTIFY
SliilIei- or Goods
THAT A VESSEL WILL BE ON THE BERTH
LONDON FOR HONOLULU 1
THIS MONTH AND NKXT, AND
Will Leave about the Middle of March
OUDEIIS F0U GOODS BY THE FEBRFARY MAILS,
Which do do( take too long to execute, will be in
time for her.
r, lnrpal 1'ari of Jhr Cargo is Engaged,
And an es ajhcition in Loed.-r. '.V, be csaarr
For far-.W ueaton. , y to
JAPAN WAES !
ON THURSDAY, B. 14,
At 10 o'cloek, A. M. .
AT BREWER'S BLOCK, F0STREET,
The undersigned will sell at publidon, an
Silks, Grass Cloths. Jaj Wares
BEST CAMPHOR TRKS,
Ratan Chairs, Couches, Se
.rUJST LANED !
Per French Bark Auguste, from llrg. Also,
will be sold, ex Recent Arrivals, furope,
Ladies Dresses, fashions styles;
Children's Dresses, Fancy Wolens, i
Printed Cottons, Toweling Sheeting,
Fine Handkerchiefs, UQingham9,
Scotch Shawls, Fainena, Tweeds,
Girl's Corsets, Counterpanes, j
Australian Rugs, Pillow Lin
And a Variety ofrticles,
TOO NUMEROUS TO MtNTIULSO,
CHINA DINNERlETS !
FLOWER VASES A( POTS,
GLASSWARE, VERY HSOME.
GOODS READY for INECTION
Wednesday, Febiry 13.
mllE UNDERSIGNED IIAsG DISPOSED
M. of his Book, Stationery, Periodical 'ubliBhing Busi
ness to Messrs. II. E. WHITNEY JA KOBEUTSOX,
solicits for his successors a continuance i liberal patron
age which he has enjoyed during the paenty-five years.
All accounts outstanding Dec. 31st, 187he settled by the
al9 lm t. WHITNEY.
riHE UNDERSIGNED II AFORMED A
M. Co-partnership, to commence from 5 1 day of Janu
ary, 1878, for the purpose of carrying d Book and Sta
tionery Business, under the firm name style of Whitney
Honolulu, January 11th, 187S. jal9 1m
Or San Fraiscot
RANKIN, BRAYTJ& Co.,
GEORGE W. FOGG, SUHNTENDENT,
Sugar Madnery I
OF ALL DESCRlOXS.
HAVING EVERY FACfV REQ.UI li
ed to construct the largest 9 Plant needed, are
now prepared to contract for same ony size required
On Terms which a unusually
And with great dispatch, the largests not requiring over
ninety days for manufacture. All o latest and most val
uable improvements used in const ru
AVE A Li
Manufacture I Order :
BOILERS, 111 CUVPAXS,
WA t! WHEELS,
MILL GEAIlIXa, OLEI2S,
TAXES, CL ALTERS, d-c.
COMPOUND STBI PUMPS,
STEAM AND YVATF.RES all sites.
At Prices Consi&bly Lower
ALSO DIRECT ACJ2 AIR PUMP,
With Compound S (Cylinder.
This Tump has only two movrts except the Pump
Valve, thus reducing friction to amum, besides making a
saving of 25 per cent in steam ovf other pump manufac
Cook HJcr Feed
er a ii Heater.
ESTIMATES ft PLANTS,
Please address as above ai Francisco, or
CiREEN, AI X C I A R LA N t x. CO.,
Just receivedIr ka moi, an
HEIDSIEfe & CO.' S
t. s Plurs. For sr.ts rates by
I II ACKFELD A. Co.,
; 's Ai?r.T '"jts. Helflsieck 4. Co,
fcL29 1 Ubeirs.
For Portland, Oregon.
The Fine British Iron Bark
Will have quick Dispatch for above port.
Having the greater part of her cargo on board.
For Freight and passage, apply to
ja26 St GREES, MACFARL ANE & CO.
For Portland, Oregon.
tl THE AbT.1AlLIi UAKlvt.MlAt
:Jane Jj aikinourg,
Will have Quick Dispatch for the above
XT For Freight or Passage apply to
j5 CASTLE & C JOKE. Agents.
STEAMSHIP COMPANY !
For SAX FRAXCISCO !
THE FIRST-CLAS3 STEAMSHIP
Will perform the intermediate Mail Service to Sac Francisco
on the following schedule:
LEAVE SAX FRAMISCO. I LEAVE llO.VOLlll.
December 19th, I
January 22nd, ! February 6th,
February 19th. March 5th.
FOR SYDNEY VIA AUCKLAND !
THE SPLENDID STEAMSHIP
YV. CARGILL, Master.
On or About Tuesday, February 26th.
THE SPLENDID STEAMSHIP
Oity oi Nov York !
Will Leave Honolulu for Sou Frnuclsro
FEBRUARY 19th. 1878.
For Freight or Passage, apply to
II. II ACKFELD k CO., Ajrents.
GooiIm for Shipment per Stcmuer uu most
be Sloied, Free of Chrro, in the Fire-proof
Wiirc-lioue on Queen Slreel, Imowu n Dr.
R. W. Wool. Ruilliu.
T. E. FOSTER & Co.,
UEXTS FUR SCHOONERS
Mary E. Foster,
And the Water Boat.
,Hi Office on the Esplanade, Honolulu.
TIME-TABLE OF THE
. . .Kaalualu
. . .Kawaihae
Tuesday, February uth, 5pm.....
Tuesday, February l-ih,5 p m
Tuesday, February 10th, 6 pm
Friday, February 22d, 5 pm
Tuesday, February 26th, 5 p m
Tuesday. March 5th, 5 p m.
Tuetday, March 12th, 5pm
Tuesday, March 19th, 5 p m
Tuesday. March 2Kth, 5pm
Friday, March 29th, 5 p in
No Credit for Passage Money !
We positively decline to open accounts fur Passages, and we
particularly call the attention of the traveling public to the
necessity of having Baggage and Freight plainly market; the
Steamer will not be responsible for any unmarked baggage or
for any Freight or Parcels unless Receipted for
FREIGHT MONEY DUE ON DEMAND I
In all cases of Freight for parties not lesponslble or un
known, the Freight Money will be required in advance.
PACKAGES OF LIQUORS AND WINES
MUST BE PLAINLY MARKED
For the pirty whom they are for, or plainly stated in the re
ceipt to whom they are consigned.
All demands for Damage or Loss, must be made within cne
ICT Hack Drivers, Boys, and such like, will not be allowed
on board the Steamer upon urrival, until after the passengers
have been landed.
de8 WILDER V CO.
PACKET FORKAU, HAWAII
MARY E. FOSTER 1
ROBERT BECK, MASTER.
For Freight or Passage, apply to
T. R. FOSTER & CO.
REGULAR PACKET FOR L II A IN A.
THE SCHR. NETTIE MERRILL,
J. II. HATFIELD, Master.
Will Una L'ealarly between This Tort and Lahalm,
Honolulu Saturdays aud Laliaina ever) Wednesday.
953 3m II. HACKFELD & Co.. Agents.
REGULAR PACKETFOR WAIALUA !
The fast sailing
She has been thoroughly overhauled and repaired, and will
run as a regular packet for the above port. For frieght or
passage, apply to the Captain on board. se2&-tf
DISPATCH LINE FOR SAN FRANCISCO.
C. BREWER X. CO.. AGENTS.
Merchandise received STORAGE FREE and
J liberal cash advances made on shipments by this
(oi ly) C. BRlWKS & CO.
BOSTON & HONOLULU PACKET LINE .'
C. BREWER &. CO., AGENTS.
Favorable arrangements can always be made for
fjljgjg storage and Shipment of Oil, Bone, Wool, Hides
and other "Merchandise to New Bedford, Boston, New York and
other Eastern Ports. XT Cash Advances made.
o2 y C. BRKWER & CO.
TO LET OR FOR SALE.
rilll E PREMISES NEAR NUUANU AVE-
1 nue below the Royal Mausoleum, lately occupied by G.
U. Dote, Esq. Area of lot 2i acres.
10 ' H Enquire ot S. B. DOLE.
riMIE MAKAI STORE AND ROOM OVER.
1 head in the new fire-proof building, corner of Fort and
Hotel streets. Will be rented separately if des'red.
Apply to C. BREWER CO.
THOSE DESIRABLE PREMISESN03.
148 and 150 Nuuanu Avenue. Apply to J. H. WOOD.
Nuuanu, or E. A. WILLIAMS, 64 Fort St. In3 tf)
A CONVENIENT COTTAGE, No. 107
Nuuanu Avenue. Enquire of
,ljtj J. S. LEMON.
1MIE UNDERSIGNED HAVE ENTERED
into a Co-partnership for the purpose of carrying on the
!i coiner of Ktr.sr aa Beth'-! Ha!ftr wperlor
...... . nr..;., , work In the best matt.
1 .v r, t ':i ii.V.i.i.r;it r.o:- and at the most reasonable rates.
) Orders from the r.fher anJi promptly attended io.
I jal 2m PRO'3 & 17ALKMEI6TER.
SATURDA V. FEBRUAIiX D.
PH4BBS Of THE MUS roK THE MONTH OK
IS" IIo.soLin Me Time.
fib. 1 New Morn
17 Full Mttn
23 Last Quarter
TIME OK DtK l8l.8!ID6tTTI6
feb 1 riunriM 641 am ; ? un set... .
8 Sunrie 6 39 M ; Sun sets. . .
16 Sun rises 6 33 3 a; un sets...
22 Sun rises 6 29 7 sets. . .
29 flun rises 6 23 3 am; Sun sets...
Harbor Master's Office.
. 'J 45 S km
. 2 45.7 am
.12 45 6 am
. 4 41 6 KM
..5 47 km
...5 57.7 KM
...601 3 KM
Whereas, the text terra cl the Circuit Court cf ihe 4ih
Judicial District to be holden at NawiUwiii, Island of Ksuai,
would regularlv open on Tuesday, the 5lh day of February
next; and, whereas, the next day thereafter is F.lection day:
Now, in order to obviate such inconvenience, and by virtue of
the authority in me ve5ted by the Constitution and the Stat
utes of this Kingdom, and deeming it essential to the promo
tion of Justice, 1 do hereby order that the regular Term of the
4th Judicial Circuit to be h-lden at Nawiliwili, Kauai, afore
said, on the First Tuesday of said Ftbruary be hereby post
poned until Monday, the 18th day of said Ftbruary, at 9
'Cl0fL.l'lM' CII AS. C.HARRIS.
Chief Justice Supreme Court.
A ttest: Jno. E. Barnard, Clerk, ja2o-3t
On Saturday, December 29th. 1&77, at 12 o'clock noon, will
be sold at public auction, at the front entrance of Aliiolani
Hale, Six Lois, situated in Autukal, Waikiki, Oahu and con
taining respectively 233-1000 acres, 20S-1000 a, 10MCO0 a.
134-1000 a., 66 1000 a , and 79-1000 acre.
Plans and survey ol said Lois can be seen by applying at
the Interior Office. J- Mott mith.
Minister of the Interior.
Interior Office, November 8th, 1877. (n 24)
The sale of the above mentioned Lois is hereby postponed
till further notlee. J. Mots Smith,
Interior Office, Dec. 11, 1877. dlS Minister of Interior.
It has been determined to extend King Street iu this city to
Kapiolani Park in Waikiki. by taking lor this purpose a strip
of land one hundred (100) feet wide, extending from the present
easterly terminus of said street to Kapiolani Park, and all per
sons who are interested in the property which will thus be
taken for public purposes, are hereby notified to present their
claims without delay to Ihe Police Magistrate of Honolulu.
R. Lishmak, Road Supervisor.
Road Supervisor's Office, Honolulu, Nov 23, 1S77.
To Article 61 of the Constitution granted on the 20th day ol
August, A. D. 1864, in accordance with Article 80 of said
Constitution. That Article 61 be, and the same is hereby
amended so as to read as follows :
Article 61. No person shall be eligible for a Representa
tive of the people who is insane or an idiot; nor unlets he be a
male subject of the Kingdom, who shall have arrived al the
full age of twenty-one years, who shall know how to read and
write, who shall understand accounts, and shall have been
domiciled in the Kingdom for at least three year immediately
preceding his election, and who shall own Real Estate or
Personal Property within the Kingdom of a clear value, ever
and above all incumbrances of at least five hundred dollars.
Approved this .... day of ........ A. D. 1876.
To Article 20 of the Constitution, granted on the 20lh day of
August, A. D. 1S64, in accordance with Article 80 of said
That Article 20, be and the same is hereby amended by
striking out the word " of a Court of Record," immediately
preceding the word " shall ever be a member of the Legis
lative Assembly," so that the Article as amended shall read as
Article 20. The Supreme Power ot the Kingdom, in its
exercise is divided into the Executive, Legislative, and Judi
cial, these shall alway be preserved distinct, and no judge
shall ever be a member of the Legislative Assembly.
Approved thi .... dy of A. D. 1876.
Bctter, at any price-! ! Whoi e ?
Thanks. Our are due and hereby tendered to
Purser Tlutt of the Steamship St. raid for Cls
of Sun FmucUcn papers.
- . .
Maile Social Cldb. The first " reception " of
this association took place luet evening at the Hotel.
There was a large attendance of ladies and gentle
men, the musio was excellent, and everybody ap
peared to enjoy themselves hugely.
An Improvement. We note a very handsome
rotunda erected on the lawn in front of the Ha
waiian Hotel, for the accommodation of the
band. A delightful place too. in which to enjoy
a quiet tete-a-iete on moonlight evenings.
The Wrecked Bap.k. The U. S. rensacola
returned from Molokai on Ciuiday. bringing the
remainder (180) of the Chinese passengers by the
bark . JV. Carltlon. ashore on that island. The
wreck of the bark, together with spars, sails, and
cargo, will be sold at miction, as is," on Monday
next, by Mr. C. S. Bartow.
Hawaiian District Lodue No 1,1. O. G. T.
On Tuesday evening last, this Lodge of Good
Templars was organized by Rev. Geo. Morris, P.
G. W. C. T.; and the following officers installed
for the ensuring year : II. L. Sheldon, D. D.;
Mr. C. Blackburn. R. II. S.; Mrs. Blackburn. L. II.
S.: Mrs. Stafford. D. V. T.: Mr. Vehling. D. S.; Mr.
G. II. McConnell. 1). C; Mr. Hanlon, D. M.; Mrs.
J. Sheldon ; I. G
Piblic Attention is called to a large 6al of
Fancy Goods, China and Japan Wares, and
Ladies Goods, on Thursday next. 14th inst. at the
new store in Brewer's Block, on Fort street
when Mr. Adams will pell a great variety of
useful household goods, clothing, and articles of
the latest and most fashionable Styles, dinner
and breakfast sets, and very handsome classwate.
ThoHe who attend will not be disappointed at the
opportunity for good bargains afforded them.
Queen Emma Loihje, No, 2. This Lodge is
again working, with a favorable prospect for the
future, and its good service in the past is an us'
surance that it will not remain idle in the a id if
oua work before it. The following comprises
its corps of officers : W. Hill. W. C. T.. Mrs. M.
A. Hill. W. V. T.; II. Smith, W. S.; C. W.
Hart, W. T.; Jas. Savidge. W. M.; Miss E Chune
hoon, W. D. M.; Miss S. L. Sheldon. W. I. G.: W.
Sheldon,. W. O. G. Jas. Maguire, P. W. C. T.
Plblic Installation. The Officers elect of
Ultima Thule Lodge No. 1. I. O. G. T.. were
publicly installed on last Monday evening by the
Rev. Geo. Morris. After tho installation interesting
remarks and encouraging counsels pervaded the
proceedings, and a good feeling generally pre
vailed. The following are the officers installed
or the current quarter : W. C. E ., Mrs. Black
burn ; W. R. S. Mr. Griffin ; V. L. S., Mrs. Oat ;
W. V. T., Mrs. Stafford ; W. S. Mr. Vehling;
T., G. It. McConnell ; W. C W. Uabcock;
W. M., F. B. Oat ; W. I. G., Miss Brash ; W. O. G.
Mr. Hanlon. This Lodge is the Pioneer Lodge
of the Kingdom, having been first established we
believe, in 1S67. There is a wide field for its
labors here in Honolulu, and from the namee of
its officers we do not think it will shrink from
"Mechanic" No. 2. Ou Wednesday evening
last, Feb. 6, ' Mechanic " Engine Co. No. 2, held
its annual meeting, at which the following Officers
were elected for the ensuing year :
Foreman....... Jas. W. McGuire, re-elected.
lit Ass't do Jno. G. M. Sheldon.
2nd do do ,,, Jofn L. Reese.
Secretary... .....Antone Rosa, "
Treasurer Jas. Duncan, '
Appropriate speeches were made by the out
going and incoming officers, which elicited the
plaudits of the members. After the proper official
business of the meeting was transacted, the mem
bers turned their attention to a matter which
rounded off the proceedings of the evening in the
most pleasant and agreeable manner, viz: A
splendid and bountiful lunch, gotten up by a com
mittee of the company. Alter an hour thus hap
pily spent, the members retired, only regretting
the long interval which separates these pleasant
re-unions. The roll of this company, which num
bers about one hundred, contains the names of
some of our most prominent citizens. The motto
of this company. Our Aim the Public Good." is
the guiding star of every member, for they never
loiter after the first tap of the alarm bell.
labor, which forms a large item of expense, is
fully equal to the incieased value of the sugar
by remission of duties "' I confess that the
meaning if. not clear to c-. I cannot suppose
that Mr. Cautle melius lLat the uirrease of wages
paid to laborers tftiets the gain secured by the
cpera'toa of the Treaty. A SCB3CRHER.
For the East. The steamship St. Paul will sail j
fur Sau Francisco at 4 p. in. ta-day, the mail closing
at the Post Office at 3 o'clock.
We Leg to call attention to the fine assortment of
Fire and Burglar-Proof Safes received per steamer
St. Paul, and now on exhibition at Green, Mac-
farl Co.'s We recommend all to go aud see j
Bvr.GLAity and TiiLrT. Suinc one entered the !
residence of W. R. Castle, Esq., last Moud.iy even- j
ing, iu the absence of the occupants, and carried off
valuable traveling clock, leaving however, a gold
watch of probably equal value, lying near the clock
Certainly an odd case of theft, for the article taken
can easily be identified.
Mrsic. The band will play this afternoon at
Emma Square, at 4.J p. m. The following is the
Overture. Opera, Light Cavairy Suppe
Fantaiaia, Air de la Princesse. Clarens
Wall. Cag iiostro St rauss
Selection, Italian Operas Kappey
Duet, Italian Drigucdi Mercadante
Galop, Otto, new Roth
Found Drowned. Yesterday morning the body of
a man a foreigner was found in the harbor, near j
the old steamship wharf. It was identified as that
of a intn named Robert GolJin, a native of Canada,
aged about 45 years, who recently arrived here from
Sao Francisco. He was afflicted with partial para
lysis, and is supposed to have fallen overboard ac
cidentally. His remains were interred in the Nuu
anu Valley Cemetery. He is reported to have had
9, 000 on deposit in California. He has relatives in
Thoughtful. We receutly heard of an occurrence
on a plantation on one of the other islands which il
lustrates the shrewdness and forethought of the Chi
nese. A lot of these were under contract to serve
oue year at $13 per month. One day they went in
a body to the manager of the plantation and propos
ed that he cancel their contracts, and make new ones
for three years, at 10 per month. Surprised but
by no means displeased at the proposition, he in
quired what had led them to make it, when he was
answered to the effect that owing to the troubles
about Chinese in California they anticipated a large
immigration hither, and they expected that when
their year's contract was ended wages would be
down. They were all re-engaged on the terms pro
posed. The Centennial at East Mai l A correspondent
writing from Makawao, says : Tte natives here
made considerable preparation to celebrate the
centennial of the Discovery of the Islands, on the
18th of January, and would have made a very
respectable show had sot the perplexing question
ai ist n us to whether it should be celebrated as a
day of rejoicing or mourning. After much pio
found argument on both sides, it was settled that
the discovery of the islands by forignets was
fun for them, b.it death to us, (the natives.)
That although we wear better clothes now than
we did a hundred years ago, we have to work
harder to get them ; and the whole question was
moved and canied to a postponement to u hun
dred years hence, to be celebrated by the Chinese
the coming man."
Red Tapeksm. The law in regard to voting
for Representatives requires that the voter must
not only have his nume ou the register, but that at
the polls he must also produce his tax receipt.
Now if the tax collector and the assessor know
thut a person has paid his taxes and is qualified to
vote, it should be (as we believe it is) their duty
to place his nume on the register, and that should
be sufficient. One or two instances occurred at
the recent election wheie persons were deprived
ol the important privilege of voting, either because
their names were not on the list, although holding
the tax receipt which certified that they were
qualified to vote; or that they had mislaid the tax
receipt while their names did appear on the regis
ter. Iii either case they were disfranchised.
Surely the register u'.one, carefully kept, ought to
be sufficient evidence of qualification. We trust
that the law will be amended in this particular.
T txrrnilfl 1iL"4i r-k IrnAnr u.-liat TAnr
spondent. -S. N. Castle," means by the j
wing language : " as the advance in f
Royal Hawaiian Tueatbe. Tho performance on
Saturduy last consisted of Bulwer's " Lady of Ly
ons." Mr. Charles Pope was perhaps the best
representation of the ardent, and repentant lover,
and gorgeous prince, that has appeared upon the
Honolulu stage. The charm of Mr. Pope's acting
consists greatly in the fact, that however close he
may be to tho line, he never oversteps the boundaries
of natural acting. Miss Crooker did very well as an
amateur Pauline and deserves credit for always be
ing well up in her part. Mr. Derby made as credit
able a Mrs. Deschapelle as any gentleman could
present. On the whole, the piece was well put upon
the stage, and elioited deserved and frequent ap
plause. Only one incident, due to the presence of
the noisy hoodlum element, gave universal offense.
One of the hoodlums threw a cabbage upon the stage
towards Mrs. Deschapelle in the scene of Melorette,
t most grave insult not only to Mr. Pope and Mr.
Derby, who, as above observed, played his part very
well indeed, but also to the respectable and refined
audience which occupied the dress circle. It would
be desirable for the management hereafter to always
keep a constable among the audience, to take offen
sive hoodlums by the ear, and lead them to the
lockup; the magistrate next morning may give them
a lesion. The sooner the police break down this
hooodlum element at concert, thraatre, or in the
streets, the better for the city and society.
Firemen's Parade. The annual parade of the
Honolulu Fire Department took pluco on Monday
last, and the turnout was in every respect highly
creditable to its members. Preceded by the govern
ment band, the different companies in full uniform,
with their machines profusely but tastefully deco
rated with flowers and evergreens, marched through
the principal streets, making a really fine appear
ance. Exclusive of the Engineers and Pioneers,
there were 120 men in the procession, as follows:
No. 1, J. T. Chayter, Foreman, 22; No. 2. J. W.
Maguire. Foreman, 32; No. 4, J. U- Kawainui,
Foreman. 44; Hose Truck, J. W. Robertson, Fore
mao, C; Hook and Ladder Co., D. W. Hougbtailing,
Foreman, 16. A marked feature of No. 2's turn
out was the " Volunteers," young boys, to the num
ber of twenty-five, who looked and evidently felt
proud in their uniforms. It is from the Volun
teers" as they grow up, that No. 2's recruit their
ranks After the parade, the different companies
sat down in their rooms to a sumptuous lunch, and
with invited guests, enjoyed for an hour " the feast
of reason and the flow of soul." The health of
His Majesty (in former years himself an active
member of the Department) was duly honored and
drank with the hearty cheers that firemen know so
well how to give; and numerous volunteer toasts
were given and responded to. In the evening there
were two balls one by the members of No. 1, in
the Armory, and the other ly Ihe Hook & Ladder
Company at their rooms. Both were brilliant, and
deservedly characterized as successes. At the
former, His Majesty was present, with his suite, and
appeared to heartily enjoy the festivities of the
evening. Among other guests we noticed the Hon.
C. R. Bishop, several officers from the war ships
Pensacola and Daring, and members of the Con
sular Corps. The dancing, to excellent tuuelo tinder
the direction of Mr. Eerger, was kept up with spirit
until " the wee sraa' hours oyont the twal." Al
together, we never remerxber an anniversary ob
served by our gallant fireMen with more spirit nor
one in which they appeared to better advantage,
than that which was celebrated on Monday last.
They deserve well cf the community and the govern
ment, and if they ask for a steam fire engine, we say
give it to them.
There is some alarm felt at Sitka from the lias?
tile attitude assumed by the Indians.
France, Germany, and perhaps Austria intend,
it is said, to have expeditions fitted out and eta
tionel at San Francisco to observe the transit of
Mercury, in May next.
Tho Steamer St. Paul, which arrived early
on Tuesday luorning, after passage of twelve
days from San Francisco, bungs dates to the
2-lth ult., and from the scat of war to the 23d.
The prospect of peace, which the previous mail
g-ivc hope wuuld soon t:ikc place, is ngain dark
ened, mid feciiia to Lc as far off as over. The
Russian aiuiis arc aJvaiu-inr ; the load to Con
stantinople now lies open, and we doubt if any
force which Turkey cun interpose will ho able
to prevent her enemy's triumphant occurntion
of that capital. This view eeems to prevail in
England, for assurances have been officially
given that Government intended to protect Con
stantinople. We have no doubt that Russia
expects and is eager for England to take a
hand in the conflict, for she has always been
dissatiflied with the conclusions arrived at on
the hanks of the Alma, at Balaklava and Inker
man. It is quite apparent that Turkey cannot
much longer maintain the strife with any hope
of final success, without quick and powerful aid,
and there are many reasons why she looks to
England for that aid, in default of whicl , or of
assistance from other Powers, t-he must soon
lay down her arms, and be indebted to the for
bearance of Russia, if she is not altogether ex
jielled from Europe.
We have space only to glance at tho inure
prominent and interesting points of news brought
by this mail :
A sanguinary battle was fought between
General Gourko and Suleiman Pasha, which
lasted lroui the 15th to the l'.Hh four days.
The Turks were driven into the llhodopc moun
tains, with a loss of 4,000 killed, 8,000 prisoners
and 40 guns.
The Porte (Jan. 21), has ordered the oonccu
ttation, pending the armistice negotiations, of
all available forces (distant from the seat of
war), at Constantinople by the quickest route ;
and the dispatch containing the above informa
tion says that as soon the Russians reach Tcha
taldja, a station on the Adrianoplc Railway
twenty-five miles from Constantinople, the Sultan
and Government will leave the capital. The
opinion is daily gaining ground that iu conse
quence of the threatening aspect of internal
affairs, the Porte will Le eomrclled to propose
a cessation ol hostilities. This docs not look
like the true cause. Victory in the field ia what
is necessary to allay the popular discontent, and
the Turkish arms now meet with defeat in al
most every direction.
The Servians have captured Pristina, and re
occupied Kerchumli, after an engagement which
cost the Turks, in killed, wounded and prison
ers, nearly one thousand men. Upon entering
Kerchumli the Servians found twenty-four of
their soldiers and two officers impaled !
A panic prevails at Gallipoli in consequence
of a report that the Russians arc within ten
hours' march of the place. Orders have been
received from Stamhoul to resist the advance ;
and troops are expected from Smyrna and the
Dardanelles. The Russians are in full possession
of Adrianoplc, and (Jan. 21,) there is no news
of armistice negotiations. Small-pox has broken
out in tho villages surrounding Shumla, and
refugees are arriving there, many dying on the
road of cold and hunger, while more than 300,
000 are fleeing into Constantinople.
The Danube is completely frozen over, and
transport teams arc crossing freely on the ice,
thus affording the Russians easy facilities of
bringing up supplies for the front.
The Russian terms of peace arc not yet, (Jan.
21) known in London.
It is said (Jan. 23,) by way of Uerlin, that
the Turkish Peace Delegates will icfer the less
acceptable of the Russian conditions to Constan
tinople, in which case the Russians will advance
at once in force ; and it seems that Austria lias
been confidentially informed of Russia's determ
ination to capture that city if the terms of pcaco
are not immediately accepted, lo such a step
on the part of Russia, Austria has withdrawn all
objection. It is also stated that in the event of
such occupation, and in the peace negotiations
which would follow, there will be a subsequent
demand for the conversion of Constantinople into
a sort of a neutral commonwealth. The 6auo
authority asserts that the Porte will communicate
the Russian terms to the rest of Euiore, threat
ening to accept any terms which may be imposed
if left without eupport.
A later report pays that an official announce'
ment has been published in Constantinople stat
ing that if negotiations fail, everything has been
prepared for defense to the last extremity, nnd
advises the inhabitants to be calm; but notwith
standing this assurance the excitement is hourly
increasing, and a general panic prevails. A 1'cra
correspondent (London, Jan. 23), is informed
that the Peace Delegates arc instructed to make
peace on any terms, so as to stop the enemy's ad
vance. Inflammatory rlacards were distributed
throughout Stamhoul all day Monday (21st.)
The Russians are rapidly advancing upon Gal
lipoli, and the Turkinh families arc leaving the
town. The defenses are unprepared, and mili
tary stores are deficient.
The Journal des Dtbais (Paiis, Jan. 23), learns
thut Russia has informed the Powers that she
does not aim at signing a treaty of jace at Con
stantinople, as she recognizes the dilliculties that
might arise from such a course; but she continues
the advance of her army w ith the object of exer
cising a pressure upon the Porte. As soon as the
preliminaries of peace are ucctpted, un armistice
will be c oncluded, and the conditions communi
cated to the Powers.
The Turkish Parliament lias voted an address
to the Sultan asking hi in to bat-ten the conclusion
of peace, or if that be impossible from the sever
ity of the Russian demands, then to organize re
sistance to the bitter end.
It is officially stated (St. Petersburg, Jan. 23),
that the Russian losses to Jan. 10, aggregate 82,
A report was current in Constantinople on tho
afternoon of Jan. 23d, that a two months' armis
tice had been agreed to, but no official confirma
tion had been received,
In England, the uncertain state of political af
fairs disturbs business in every direction. Capi
talists hold very large amounts of money which
they are unable to employ on any terms. Sir
Stafford Northcote stated t a deputation of Con
servative members of Parliament, that the Gov
ernment intended to protect both Constantinople
and Gallipoli, and that unless things changed they
might ask for a money vote on Thursday (Jan,
24.) The Btitish fleet has been ordered from
Maido Ray to Bcsika Ray,
Alfonso, King of Spain, nns married to
Mercedes, third daughter of the Duko de Mont
pensier, on the 23d ult. at the Atocha Cathedral,
Madrid. The ceremony was conducted with great
The Cardinal, Silvoni, has protested against
the proclamation of Prince Humbcrc as King of
Runk, the murderer of the policoman in San
Francisco is to be hanged, the Supreme Court
having confirmed the sentence of the lower Court,
and directed the judge to fix a day fur the execu
tion cf the sentence.
Admiral Rogers has given his opinion on the
Chinese question. He says that Chinese immi
gration ought to be checked, and that Congress
can check it by proper legislation.
A very interesting session was held (Jan. 23)
by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations,
at Washington, on the Chinese question, and it is
probable that the Senate will soon take some ac
tion upon the subject. Some discussion also took
place in the House upon the same question. Con
gress seems to be becoming awakened to the im
portance of the interests involved.
The debate in the Senate on the Silver Rill
ehowa that Senators are wearied of tha subject.
Any bill that proposes to pay customs cr bonds in
silver will certainly fail.
Some heayy failures have occurred in Philadel
phia, recently, attended with extraordinary naarki
Cruise of the Mornirg Star to Micronesia.
At 2 p.m. Jane 11, lb77, cast off the lines and
towed out of the harbor of Honolulu, bound for
Fanning's Island and Micronesia, with the following
passengers : Dr E M Pease and wife for Ebon; Mrs
R W Logan aud bube fur Bonalc; Rev Mr Kaaia and
wife for Arno; Mr Nawaa, wife and child for Milli,
passengers and crew numbered in all twenty-three.
Had a fiuc run cf 7 days to Fauuiog's Island. Iat
3 oT N.loug 15'J02-V W, arriving en the evening
of the 21st. Next duy took cn board 20 passengers
(Gilbert Island natives), with their Luggage, which
was not a small lot, and sailed same day for the Gil
bert Island. Crossed the equator July 2 in long
171 21 W. Frfm this lime to July 28 had light
airs and calms, and an easterly current. Posted the
meridian on the 19th and arrived at Auarari, the
southern of the Gilbert group, on Saturday the 28ih,
lat 2 31' S, long 17C 4C E; landed 7 pnsseDgeri,
supplied the Samoan missionnry with flour and rice,
and left same day for Onutu. Arrived at this island
on the 30th, hit 1 50' S, long 175 c 40' E; landed
1 passenger and proceeded en our voyage. Arrived
at Peru Aug 1 and landed 4 passengers. Left sama
day for Tapituea or Druuuioud's Island; nriived oil
ihe mission station on the west side of the island cu
Saturday the 4th at 4 p m, wind SH and light; did
not wish to anchor as the sea was heaving ou; tried
to keep off shore, but in spite of all tlloi ts drifted
into C fathoms cf water, aud wits obliged to nuchor
with both anchors ubout midnight, in the leg iuniug
of a long heavy squall, an anxious night.
Aug 5 landed Mr N'uliinu's cupplies ; found him
anJ his family in good health, and woik prospeiing.
Took his contributions and muil on board and sailed
next day fur Nonouti. Arrived at this islnnd on the
7th, and landed the remainder of the Fnuniug's Isl
and passengers. The natives came down iu large
numbers on the retf to meet the Loat, nnd seemed
determined to take her and her crew, but Ihe pas
sengers having a large quantity cf tobacro amongst
their baggage, the natives were interested with that,
tnd while they were quarreling over it the erew
shoved the boat off, and so escaped with their lives.
Left same day for Apenmuin, arriving Aug 12, and
anchored in the lagoon. Furiiixhed Moms, the Gil
bert Island teacher, with supplies. (Iu ucoount cf
strong westerly win Is, werecLliged to lnnain hero
15 days; were treated kindly by the king nnd the
natives. This is the richest islaud, and the best gov
erned of any in this group.
Sailed for Mainna Aug 27, dittuut CO miles; hud
light westerly winds, culms, and un easterly current;
arrived Sept 13 after a pleasant passage cf 17 days.
Rev Mr Louo aud family weie in good luullh, and
their work very encouraging. They had been living
on native food t.bout two mouths. Landed their
supplies, received their mail, snd sailed at 11 a in
cn ihe 15th for Apaiung. Puttied the piissngp in
the evening cf the sume day, aud anchored just in
side at 8 p m. Next day got underwny nnd sailed
up to the mission station. Rev Mr Leleo and family
were about as well as usuul, and their woik quit
encouraging. The people ore veiy desieus for Mr
Taylor to return. On the 17(h sent two boats over
to Tarawa fur Rev Mr Ruins; boats returned cn tho
20th with Mr llaina and family, all in good health,
who take pussngo on the Star fur Honolulu. Left
this lagoou cu the 24th, and arrived nt Ma rill the
same evening. Iiy t il and cn till the evening cf the
2Gth, aud took ou board the coijti ibutiou of oil and
(he mail. Left the missionnry in good health. The
work thus far in this group has un eiiccuroging
look, and ninny additions have becu made to the
churches during the year.
Arrived nt Butailtaii cu the 2Hth, and anchored
eff the mission station at 5 p m The missionaries
here, Rev Mr Maka and Rev Mr Kanoa and their
families, were all well; landed their supplies and the
lumber for a new meeting house; took on board the
mails and sailed Oct 2 for Ebon. Hud light head
winds and cnlius. Fetched Jaluit on the evening of
the 10th, and coined the lugoon next day. Found
here the Gennan ship Ctesar Godfroy cf Hamburg,
loading cobra for the same pluce, nnd nice A Cuprite
&i Co's schooner Tutuila, bound for llonabe; landed
Mrs Lognn and babe to take passage in her. Took
on board wood and stores, ami suiled cu the 13th.
Arrived nt the passage cf Ebon ou the ICih, nnd
lacded Dr Pease and wife; next day entered tht
lagoon, and anchored el the station, remaining hue
14 days cn account cf tLe wind. Lunded the sup
plies, look Mr Whitney on board, and suiled Oct 31
fur Jaluit. Nov 2 unchored again iu its fine higcon;
landed Mr Kaaia, Mr Nawuu, and their families,
who were to take passage on A Cupelle & Co's
schooner, for their respective hlunds. Took cu
board some wood, Lc, Ihe mail, nnd then sailed cu
the 0th for Ebon, arriving cfl ihe passage cn the
evening of ihe Oth. Landed Mr Whitney and took
on beard Mr F E Rind and family, and proceeded
fur Strong's Island, anchoring in its beautiful har
bor Nov 2 at 7 a m. Took iu 12 casks of contribu
tion oil for the American Board, a cow for Mr Lo
gan, and pigs, chickens, and fruit fur the Rtur, and
ailed next morning.
Arrived at Pingalap morning cf the 21th, an I
look ou board the contribution cf oil, nnd sailed the
same evening, aniviug at Mogil cn the 25th. Left
next day for llonabe, arriving on the 28tb; lunded
Mr Raud and family and their supplies. On the
evening of the 2'Jth one cf (he crew by Ihe name cf
Simon died, who had beeti sick for some lime. Thi
is his third voyage on the Mar. He was but ie J next
day near Ihe landing nt Oua, beneath ihe palm trees
of Bonabe, theie lo rest until Ihe resurrection morn.
On Monday, Dec 3, sailed n.ound inside the reef to
Keuun, and there landed Mr Huina and family, Mr
Logan's cow, and supplies; next day look Iu supplies
for the Mortlocks. On the 5th Rev Messrs Sluices
and Logan, with two teachers and ilu ir wives cam
cn board. At 10 a m set sail for the Mcrtlcck; had
a fine run cf 2 days, aud arrived at Lukuuor 1 ih
8th; found the teachers in good health, their work
prospering, and Ihe people us kind nt ever. This is
a beautiful IfipooD. t lie puniest nnd smcctbest cf
any that the Mo niug Ktar enters in Micronesia,
easy to get in cr out. Left this lagoon cm the llih,
and arrived in Ihe larger lagoon urit day; anchored
cfl Ihe station at T. On the lMi sailed lo th
other end of the lagoon, and anchored cfl the station
at Muua, so thut the missionaries could visit all the
Thi group of islands is the most interesting cf any
in Micronesia, its population being about 4,0).
The natives are a flnc-feuturcd, pleasant people, and
though living on low corul islands have good voice
and sing well. The first three teachers were landed
here by the Morning Star in the beginning cf 1871,
who were from Mr Sturges' school in Bonabe. The
natives received them gladly, on 1 promised to build
them houses and churches, and furnish their food,
which promise they more than fulfilled, for Ihey
gave them each a nice largo canoe besides. Last
year the Star landed here two teachers with th- ir
wives, and this year two lucre, so that they now
have seven teachers, which is a full supply for this
group; two of them are ordained. There are be
tween three and four hundred members, io all, con
nected with the different churches, all this in about
four years. The hand cf God is indeed manifest ia
this good work.
At noon cn Wednesday, Dec V.t, the initsionsries
came on board and reported their woik finished for
the year. At 1 p m weighed anther aud sailed back
io the lngooo to the pkage it la. auj nt 3 p m
passed cut, bound for llonabe, but the niissionaties
wishing to visit Pingalap and the winds favoring,
passed Ronobe and arrive! at Pibgnlnp ou the 2Gih
at 7 p m. Landed the luiaYionaries and lay cfl aad
on while they did their woik ; at 5 p m cn the 27th
left Pingalap, and next day was at Mogil. Lift the
same evening and arrived at Bonabe cn the 29th,
having been absent 21 days. Remained here 8 days,
taking io wood, water, yams, and prepaied Ihe Star
for the passage home Mr JUina ami family came
cn board, and cn Monday, Jan 7, 1878, we set sail
for Honolulu. Passed out cf the northwest passage
and at noon spoke the whaling baik Norman cf New
Bedford, 81 days frcrn Honolulu.
The winds and currents io the Gilbert Islands
were entirely changed this year (1877) from I heir
usual courts, at least Ihe oldest trader heie says that
for fifteen years he has not teen so much westerly
winds or rain, and the currents which have usually
been westerly were this year 14 to 2 knots easterly.
Through the Marshall and Caroline Islands found
no current Ibis year; usually the current amongst
these islands is easterly.
Had fine weather and a good t un up to Thursday
the24tb. lat 20 N long 170 E. Here we lock a
heavy westerly gale, which lasted four days and t
half; we run io it 600 miles; lay to the Inst 15 hours.
The wind Llow tn the squalls almost e hurricane.
The remainder of Ihe passage we bad fine weather,
and arrived la Honolulu Feb 0, 80 days from Bon
abe, and 235 for the round trip. So ends the
voyage. A. D. CoLCoitn.