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THIS DAY, FEB. 23(1,
AT TEN O'CLOCK. A. M.
Bass' and Blood Wolfe
& Co. Ale,
Pi- Brand Porter,
Bed Bar Claret,
Fine AVincs and Spirits,
Bine .IfotllctI Soap, &C
C. tf. BARTOW, Auct'r.
BY E. P, ADAMS.
REGULAR CASH SALE !
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28,
At 9J o'clock, A. SI. at Salesroom, will be solJ.
ASST. DF KEY GOODS
XT FOR PARTICULARS, SEE POSTERS.
E. V. ADAMS, Aticl'r.
MORTGAGEE'S MjtE OF SALE !
at puhlic auction
ON SATURDAY, THE 23d DAY OF FEB.
At 12 o'cl-jck noon, at Salesroom, all that certain
Piece or Parcel of Land !
"ituate at Koai, HMualoa, Kona, Hawaii, and more
. ..iiiri ls-ribt--l an follows:
' , - ..in. ,,r Stones on the SW corner, mauka of
alonir the rwaiwi "
i'al.n the Kaiwi '-f Koai. L Palauka,
' Id" K 2-5 chain alonS the Kaiwi cf Koai. L Palauka
CoBjratflll . I - : K (UO.ElJTfl
government u,per roaa. i...',V
N 77 , K 4.73
X 59 SO'. K 3.54
SSJS,KT 6 J
X 54 3 65'. K 3.ll
X CI - 16', E 4 84
X 73 o',E4 63
X 61 P 15'. E 21 60
X 75 3'. E 2.70
N 61 "O'. E 4 05
X 64 3 . E i:J 7t
X 72, E 13 15
X 60. E 3 t)J
X 65 3 SO', K4.iU
N 62, E 8 M
X Gl3 15'. E
By Order f the French Consul,
ON SATURDAY, MARCH 2d,
At 10 o'clock a. m.
ON THE PREMISES, BERETANIA STREET,
Opposite Maunakea, will be sold,
The Household Furniture !
Pine Bedsteads, Single & Double ;
Mattresse?, Mosquito Netting, Coverlets,
Pillows, Sheets and Pillow Cases,
Wnshstanda, Pictures, Chairs,
Tables, Towels, Clock,
Looking Glasses, Lamps,
Ewera and Basins,
Book Case & Books, 1 Corn Mill,
ALSO, PERSONAL EFFECT!?,
E. P. ADAMS, Auc'tr.
FOR SATS FRANCISCO.
Till: FAVORITE AMERICAN DARK
D . C . MURR AY,
JAS. FROaT, ComuianJer.
Will have Guick Dispatch for above Port !
For Freight or Passage, having superior accommodation
or Cabin and SteeraRe Passengers, apply to
f feic C. BREWER & CO., Agents.
PERU AND CHINA MAIL S. S. Co.
The Spleniiil Steainhip
SAT VEDA Y.
..v THK MuOS TUB MOWTII Of
187S Hosolvlv Mean Time.
si .) n r.'
2 45 7 AM
12 45 6 AM
" 4 41.6 r.M
1 New Mocu
9 First Uuarter
17 Full Moon
3 Last Uuarter
TIM EOF t RISING A KD8ETTIK6 .
1 Sunrise 6 41 a M ; iun sets. . . .
KSnn ris 6 3 am; Sun sets
15 Sun risen 6 33 3 am; Sun set
. oq 7 M: run set. . . .
"!fi 23 3 am; Sun ets 6 01 9 rx
Harbor Master's Office.
.5 47 pm
.5 50 PM
.5 55 3 pm
.5 57.7 PM
JE IE3 jF TJ S
Will Sail from Houolaln to Hongkong Dlrett !
ABOUT MARCH 25th.
For Freight or Passage, having superior accommodations,
Dlbixg the absence ol tapiiu
K!n., C,uin William fierrill will perform the dunes cl
Feb 22, lS7S-lm
Jno M Kapksa,
Minister tt linar.ee.
C. BREWER &. CO., Agent?.
MANUFACTURERS AND IMPORTERS
v ft.; 3 , K 3.51 chains to a D if tree a - -f.
N 40 . W 14 Oi chains to a koa tree marked Bare. N E corner.
5s 3 W 9 84 chains al.ng Kaiwi of Koai and Paki.
63 - , W 16 !K chains along Kaiwi of Koai and 1 aki.
J f,6 3 6. chains along Kaiwi cf Koai and I'aki. .
S70 5'. W 11 62 chains along Kaiw. of Kti and Pak
S93 3i W 15 93 ehaiiis along naiwi oi n-"J" " "
S 67 13 . W 15 j chains along Kaiwi of Koai and Paki.
;! 6 ) 30'. W 5 22 chains aioLg Kaiwi of Koai and 1 aki.
41 3 I V, W 7.74 chains along -taiwi of Koai and I aki.
a w -2 Sri rhaios a on naiwi oi nuai -
- " - v" . - i D..i.:
S 71 3 45', W 1 hO chains along r.iwi oi .". .
4 f.i ka W6M chains alons Kaiwi of Koai ana t aki.
o " ?,v v :t . J.in alone Kaiwi of Koai ami I am.
S 55 3, W 1.94 cha
6i 3 45 , W 2 o J
. . v At, . . i. r , ,
8 69 3 15'. W 4 W chain, along Kaiwi of Koai and I i aki.
S 70 3 15 W H 05 chains t. the N W corner of the gT t roa.l.
S 90, k'iI SJ chains to the commencement.
30'. W 6.59 chains alone Kaiwi ot ioa ' ""
, W 1 59 chains along Kaiwi oi -
s W 1.0S chains along Kaiwi of Koai and Paki.
45'. W 3.16 chains along Kaiwi of Koai and 1 aki
. u- n r..- ir..... K.ici f.f Koai and 1 aki.
IP .A. H T I E S
In Honolulu, or other parts of the Islands,
S chains along Kaiwi or Koai arm i am.
hnins along Kaiwi or Koai and 1 aki.
,5 chains along K-ai of Koai and I aki.
5chin along Kaiwi or Koai and I aki.
CAN HAVE THEIR
Area, 151 85-100 Acres.
t right and being the same premises deacri
Patent N . 7Uo, issued jo G. W". Pili o.
F..r further pirti.uMri. aj p!y to CFX1L BROWN, or
C. S. BARTOW, Auct'r
Orders Filled at Lowest Rates !
By application to Mr. B. P. AD A MS, Queen Street,
Honolulu, who has our Descriptive
Catalogue with Prices.
STEAMSHIP COMPANY !
For SAW FRANCISCO !
THE FIRST-CLASS STEAMSHIP
Will Snil for Snn Frunciica
TUESDAY, : : : : : MARCH 5th,
FOR SYDNEY VIA AUCKLAND !
THE SPLENDID STEAMSHIP
W. CARGILL, Master.
On or About Tuesday, February 26th.
II. UACKFELD & CO., Agents.
GootU for Sliipmeul per Sleamer tan now
w. I'n-e of Clmrito, iu Hie Fire-proof
Wrnrrlionc on Uuecu Sirrrl, lmowu a. lr.
R. XV. Wood's Builtlins-
T. E. FOSTER & Co.,
GESTS FOR SCHOONERS
Mary E. Foster,
And the Water Boat.
dl5 Office on the Esplanade, Honolulu.
Will he so'.l on Satar.iay, M;.rcli 16th. at me aoor oi Am-
olani Hale, at 12 o'clock M, the le e for 20 years ot tr.e iois
on the Esplanade marked No. 4, 5, 6 and 7, at an upset rental
of $600 per annum.
The purchiser must agree to put up wiinm
time three fire-proof buildings one not less than whu teei,
two stories In height one 75x35 feet, three stories and one
25x10 feet, one story io height or huildings oflike character
and firo-proof. There is a lease upon these lots, Having
even years of unexpired term.
Possession given subject to term of and leae.
To Article 61 of the Constitution granieu ou uie m ua, ui
August, A. D. 1864. iu accordance with Article 80 of said
Constitution. That Article 61 be, and the same in hereby
amended so as to read as follows :
Article 61. No person shall be eligible for a Keprtseuia-
tive of the people who is insane or an idiot; nor unlets he be a
male subject of the Kingdom, who shall have arrived at the
full age of twenty-one years, who shall know bow to read and
write, who shall understand accounts, and shall have been
domiciled in the Kingdom for at least three years immediately
preceding his election, and who shall own Real Estate or
Personal I roperty wiinin ine aioiuuiu ui ckm iiuc,h
and above all incumbrances of at least five hundred dollars.
Approved this .... day ol a. it. is.o.
To Article 20 of the Constitution, granted on the 20tU day of
August, A. D. 1884, io accordance with Article 80 of said
That Article 20, be and the same is hereby amended by
trikinuout the words "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 ol the Kingdom, in u
exercise is divided into the Executive, Legislative, aud Judi
cial, these shall always be preserved distinct, ana no judge
shall ever be a member of the Leginlative Assembly.
Approved this .... day of A. u. jb.o.
TIME-TABLE OF THE
Tuesday, February 20th, 5 p m
Tuesday. March 5lh, 5pm
Tuesday, March 12lli, 5pm
Tuesday, March 19th, 5pm
Fridav. March 29th, 5p 111
No Credit for Passage Money !
Oca tuasks are due to Purser Beardaley of the
City of JVew York for late Colonial papers.
More Opicm. Ou Thursday last, some eight
boxea of opium were seized by the customs authori
ties on board the bark D. C. Murray. Ibe matter
will be investigated early next week.
A Cobbesposdent complaius of the practice, which
he says is quite common, of emoting cigars and
pipes in the parquette of the Theatre. The manage
ment should see Uiat this is put a stop to.
We abe rcQueited to state that the reception days
of the officers of the Pensacola have been changed
from Tuesdays to Thursdays, and that the next re
ception will take place on Thursday, Feb. 28th.
Masonic There will be a special mteting of Ha
waiian Lodge, No. 21, F. & A. 31., oc this i Satur
day) evening, at 74 o'clock, at their rooms in
Makee's Block. Visiting brethren coruiaiiy mviien.
Abbitals at the Hawaiian Hoiel:
Feb 17th Capt R w Parr, J tiemsen, j "
Yin, J Houghton. U W Child; per etr i.iaunac .i.w.u
aii Vni . Kretldie nay. ai'i ."i. -------
-.'d .... Minnie fieo W R Kinc; Kauai, lath Mr
We positively decline to open accounts for Passages, and we Schr Robert and Minnie. Geo VT R K'ng; Kauai. lT-"f
,.ar,cSlarly call the attention of the traveling public to the & Mr9 sMir, II F II. th. T Coward J Mag re, Mr . Mr.
eceSS"tv of having Baggage and Freight plainly markei; the Levy & per Sir City of New York from Auckland 21st
mernilliot&retnomihleforMj unmarked baggage or Jno IISoper, Lahaina. Frank Spencer, Hawaii. A I Tolcr.
Colokado Beltle It is reported that the Colo
rado beetle has been introduced into New Zealand,
nod in iew of its destructive ravages upon the po- j
tato crop wherever it gains a foothold, it will be well j
for any of our cultivators who may design to use the (
'iw Zealand potato for seed to act with caution in j
doing so. Wc believe no satisfactory remedy against J
this pest baa yet been discovered. There is no doubt
that the failure of this valuable esculent in so many i
quarters, if closely locked into, will be found due to j
the work cf this insect.
Ockax CixitENTs The currents in the Pacific j
s...'m to li meu.irlv irregular this vt-ar. From ;
I J -
Baker Island several montls since we bad the
report that an E tsterly current prevailed there
for month? a most unusual occurrence, as tbe
current has heretofore set to tte Westward. Tbe
P. M. S. Hty of Xtie York: on the passage from
New Zealand to this port, reports an easterly
current in mid ocean, running at the rate of CO
miles in 24 hours. Here is something to be
thought of in connection wiih the question of the
' Migrations of the Polynesians."'
PtDESTKiAMSM. One day this week, Mr. Lord
Harleston, of the TJ. S. S. Pensacola, performed
quite a feat in pedestrianism. Starting from the
" Light House," on Nuuanu Avenue, be walked to
Waimanalo, in Koolau, in 3 hours and 3 minutes.
Returning the same day, he arrived in Honolulu in
the evening, time, 3 hours and 40 minutes. The
distance from the city to Waimanalo is about 13
miles; but climbing the Pali must have the eBect of
elongating those miles somewhat. We should say the
above was a good performance for a land-lul ber,"
much more for a mariner.
Agent for Hawaiian I.
FRIDAY, MARCH 1st,
At 10 o'clock A. M., will be sold
Dry Goods & Clothing,
And a Variety of Other Goods!
C. S. BARTOW, Auct'r.
The Challenge Standard
pacific nun WORKS
Or San Francisco.
RANKIN, BRAYTON & Co.,
Steamer will not be responsible for any unmarked baggage or
for any Freight or Parcels uniesj hi---f-
FREIGHT MOXEV DUE OX DEMASD!
In all cases of Freight for parties not lesponslble or un
known, the Freight Money will be required in advance.
...rif ir.r iif I.K1LORS AXD WINES
MUST KE PLAINLY MARKEI)
p- whom thev are for. or plainly stated in the re-
rwi . 1 J :
All demands for Damage or Loss, must be made withiu one
mrrr' Hack Drivers, Boys, and such like, will not be allowed
ooboaxd the Steamer upon arrival, until after the passengers
. 1 - An.la.l
njrew.iii.uu. wirnrii i- rn.
Music The band will play this afternoon at
Emma Square, at 4A p. m. lue following is tue
Overture, Opera Ballauda
Duet, Opera Attila
Wain New Vienna
Helection. Ooera The laat days of Pompeii. .
Grand March Princess Kaiulani
Quick Polka The Skating King
GEORGE W. FOGG, SUPERINTENDENT,
OF A LL DESCRIPTIONS.
riIIK OM.Y SELF-RECL'LATIXO W1Jr
ft MILL in the World, and when material used. Power,
W orkmanship and Durability are considered, it is acknowl
edged to be the
CHEAPEST MD-MILL SOW IS USE
We are tbe ONLY Manufacturers in the World of
THE DOUBLE-HEADER WIND-MILL
For poer purpose, sucli as running Custom
Orist Miliaand Feed Mills.
ALWAYS VICTORIOUS AT FAIRS
A ad Practical Testa.
THE ABOVE MILLS, IN VARIOUS SIZES,
For Irrigation and ramping Mater fur
Stock Farms or Family Fse.
ID" Two of the latter are now here and can be seen on ap
plication t. the undersigned.
For further particulars, address
CHALLENGE MILL Cl..
Batavia, 111., I. S-
Or JAMES S. LEMON,
Honolulu. II. I.
il ART GALLERY & BBIPORIUM
Just Received from San Francisco,
BT LATE AUBIVALi?.
A Large and Handsome Assortment
Such as Frames, Velvet Cases, Union Cases, c. AUo,
A SEW STILE OF PHOTOGRAPHS !
Printed in Porcelain;
Portraits in Alba Plates,
A Style never before Introduced in Honolulu.
I also beg to say that I am prepared to take Photographs
frooj Lockets and produce a picture 17x20, a aire which will
b remembered by Honolulu people some years ago, made by
Every facility will be found at my eta!;l:?hment to
Take any and All Kinds of Pictures!
Fraoiea made to Order.
Aide! by the elements and the advantages of human icga
uity and enterprise. Give me a Call.
au25 A. A. MOIVTAIVO.
HAVING EVERY FACILITY REQUIR
ed to construct the largest Sugar Plant needed, are
now prepared to contract for same or for any size required
On Terms which are unusually
And with great dispatch, the largest order. not requiring over
ninety days for manufacture. All of the latest and most val
uable improvement used in construction.
manufacture to Order:
B OILERS, VA C UUM PAX&
WA TE-ll Y II EEL S,
MILL GEARING, COOLERS,
TANKS, GLARIFIERS, Cv.
COMPOUND STEAM PUMPS,
STEAM AND WATER FI PES all sizes.
At Prices Considerably Lower
ALSO DIRECT ACTING AIR PUMP
With Compound Steam Cylinder.
This Pump has only two moving parts except the Pump
Valve, thus reducing friction to a minimum, besides making a
saving of 25 per cent in steam over any other pump manufac
AGENTS FOR THK
Allen Engine Governor,
Coolt's Boiler feed
er and Heater.
Parties desiring Machinery
ESTIMATES FOR PLANTS,
Please adJres3 as above at San Francisco, or
E. P. ADAMS,
ja5 3m HONOLULU
PACKET FORKAU, HAWAII
ROBERT BECK, MASTER.
For Freight or Passage, apply to fi n FOSTER & CO.
REGULAR PACKET FOR LAHAINA.
M THE SCHR. NETTIE MERRILL,
J. II. HATFIELD, Master.
WillUuu Kr-Kiilarly between This Port aud Labaina,
Honolulu Saturdays and Laliaina ever j Wednesday.
958 3m II . II ACKFELP & Co.. Agents.
REGULAR PACKETFOR WAIALUA!
The fast sailing
She has been thoroughly overhauled and repaired, and
run as a regular packet for the above port
passage, apply to the Captain on board.
R E G U L A R
DISPATCH LINE FOR SAN FRANCISCO.
fea P. ltRElVF.RtrO.. AGENTS.
Merchandise received PTORAGK FREE and
liberal cash advances made on shipments by this
ine. (oa IV) J. ortg.rtr.rt .
For frieght or
Washington's Bihth-day. Yesterday, February
22d, was duly observed by th display if bunting
all over tbe city aud on tbe shipping in port, iu
cludinir tbe U. S. S. rensacola and H. B. M.'s S.
Daring, which were fully dressed, and !y
firing nr. nnnn of SallltCS Ol il eur.S ITOUl
" - w
Pensacola and from Punchbowl battery.
Trans-Pacific Telegraph. Iu another part of
our paper thi morning, tbe frequent interruption of
telegraphic communication between Australia ami
Europe is noticed. When these breaks in tbe service
occur four times in twenty days, it is no wonder the
Colonists are getting dissatisfied. They arc sure to
seek a route which shall be free faom these annoy
ances, and that is ours.
The Fire Extisgcisuer. There was an exhibi
tion of tbe powers of BabcocV's Fire Extinguisher
(for the sale of which Green, Macfarlane & Co. are
agents) on Saturday last, with perfectly satisfactory
results. There will be another trial of the machine
at a future time, of which notice will be given. We
learn that several of the Extinguishers have been al
ready ordered by parties in this city.
The Mcsic by the two bands 1'ensacoht's and
the Hawaiian was very fine at the Hotel Pavilion
last Thursday night. If, as tbe poet bus it, Music
bas charms to soothe the savage breast,' Honolulu
should be thoroughly tranquilized in these halcyon
" i ne music was
Of a divine stature, strong to pass !
And those who heard it understood
Something of life in spirit and blood
Something of Nature's fair and good !"
Telepuomc. Experiments with tbe telepboue are
being made in many quarters, and as successful re
sults are very generally reported, it does seem as if
the instrument would soon rank next to tbe electric
telegraph in usefulness, if it does not eventually su
persede it altogether. All that is wanting, appar
ently, to give it the palm over its predecessor is its
ability to talk across or under the ocean, and science
may overcome the difficulty. Some genius is proba
bly, even now, studying out the problem of how
to do it." Solomon must have been mistaken.
Oleander, ok Kosebat. If any of our friends
have this plant growing on their premises, they
should be careful about allowing any of their
stock to go near it, or to eat grass which may
have been grown in its vicinity, as it is poisonous,
and therefore dangerous. The Sydney Herald
states that six cows out of a herd of seventeen
were killed by eating grass cut iu a lawn near
some oleander trees. Some leaves of the trees
were tnixttd with the grass, hence the catastrophe.
Tar Paving. Vast sums of money have been
spent in various cities abroad experimenting
upon the best material for street paving. The
people of Sydney ure about to adopt what they
call " tar paviog.' which it is claimed, is cheaper
than anything yet discovered. It is stated that
paving which bud before cost twenty dollars,
would by the change cost only one dollar. We
do not understand clearly the method they pro
pose to adopt, but it seems to be a modification
of the ordinary asphaltum pavement, which
answers well enough for sidewalks, but is hardly
adapted to the rough usage of the street.
New Minstrel Troupe. There seems to Le a
good deal of theatrical and dramatic talent in our
midst which only wants an opportunity to develop
itself. We bear that several youDg gentlemen
of this city have organized themselves into a Minstrel
Troupe, aud will give their first entertainment at
the Itoyal Hawaiian Theatre this evening. We be.
speak for them a generous patronage, which, we feel
assured, will not be disappointed in its expectations.
It is quite possible that a beginning of this kind
may lead to the establishment of a permanent corps
of actors who have their homes among us, and thus
At alt t'tmom will V Ma l !-o"
amusement, which bas heretofore been dependent
upon the movement of some theatrical star passing
Imported Sheep. From time to time we have
noted with pleasure the efforts that have been suc
cesfully made by our graaiers to introduce improved
stock into these Islands. Mr. Gibson of Lanai and
tbe Messrs. Sinclair of Kauai have been noted for
their enterprise in this matter, and by the follow
ing Utter from Ir. Trousseau, it wiil be seen that
be is taking steps for tbe improvement of bis flock.
Dr. Trousseau's ranch is located on the (dopes of
Mauna Loa and Hualalai, in Kona, Hawaii, a re
markably fine region for the purposes of sheep
rula,ns s. Kona, Feb. 12, 1878.
To the Editor of the Pacific Commercial Advertiser:
Dear sir : In due justice to Mrs. Blacon, and
her agent. Mr. J. Roberts, who lately brought a
number of French Merino rams from California. I
would feel obliged to you to publish in yoiir
columns, tbe following statement : I purchased 17
rams from Mr. Roberts, and received them per
LUcelike in good order, on February the first;
they were shorn on February Ctb. Tbe lightest
fleece weighed 2'J pounds. The heaviest 45 pounds.
Total weight for 17 sheep 595 pounds. Average
35 pounds per sheep. The wool is very fine, long
in staple and perfectly clean and free from giim,
and the sheep, as a whole, are the best of their
sort that I have ever seen, in my 'own country,
where their lather was bought in 1874.
Dr. Amand Goeug. Tim setitleiiian. reputably
known in Germany, paed through Honolulu,
on bis way to Europe by the lai-t steamer. Ilerr
Goegg has been traveling extensively through
Australia and the Pacific Ma.ids. taking notes
01 whatever interested fcini. which he iuteuds to
embody iu a volume to be publi.-hed after Lis
return home. He is liuderttfod to occupy a
prominent poiti:i iu the advanced i-ch il tf
Eurcpeau politics and pioles.-en to !ee great dan
ger to liberal institutions iu Germany and the
rest of Europe by the over-shadowing power of
Russia, and by givii.g his views ot the social con
dition oi the people iu Atnerict and Australia,
will show how fiee institutions flouiib when
they are left free to work out their legitimate
results, nis book will be translated and pub
lished in America, and in due time will reach us.
The Australian journals speak highly of the lec
tures which he delivered while there, pronoun
cing them to be really eloquent.
Recent Tk.vk-actioxh in Real Estate. The
ili of Kapualei. Ilonnapo, Kau, Hawaii, contain
ing about 2.200 acres. 1000 of which is good cane
land, has been sold to A. Hutchinson, who holds
a lease of the same expiring in lfeT'J; the lease of
the ahupuaa of Honukuia, (crown land) Hamakua.
Hawaii, (5180 acres) for 15 ye.us, has been
sold to J. P. Paiker. lor $?:'05 per annum a por
tion is good cane land ; lands ot M.ikahunaloa and
Pepekeo. in Hilo, Hawaii, containing mine 7000
acres, (1875 cane land) have been old to Mr. ('.
Afong for $11,000. With the exception of the
crowu land, all of the above belonged to
the estate ot the late King l.unalilo. On
the 2d ins!. Mr. E. P. Adams Hold the
following propet ty belonging to the same
estate : two bouse lots on Beretaiiia ftreet, to
the Hawaiian Government, for 2755; Ili of
Muuualii, Kauai to J. Sinclair, for 1000; Ahupuaa
of Piiaa, Kauai, to C. Dei telunnn, for $3000 :
Reversionary interest in Ahupuau of Kahili,
Kauai (85 years to run) to Chas. Titcomb, for
$25; piece of land in Palolo valley, Oahii, to
Kanep.iu, for $101 ; 2 do do to C. Long, for 50 ;
2 do do to Kamaneo, for S142; 1 piece pasture
land iu Palolo, to Kanepuu, for $1240 ; 2 pieces
kalo and kula land ill Palolo valley, to Kanepuu,
for S125C. It is reported from Maui, that the
laud ot Ptiuoinalie, Makawao, including th build
ings and 50 acres of glowing cane, has been sold
by Mrs. C. B. Andrews to Mr. M. B. Beckwith,
for the sum of $20,000.
A Ha.sdhome Present. Capt. W. B. Cobb, of the
P. M. S. S. City of .Yew York was the recipient of a
very handsome and valuable testimonial from the
citizens of Sydney. During the stay of bis ship in
that port, occurred the celebration of tbe 00th anni
versary of the foundation of the Colony. There was
a grand national regatta in tbe beautiful and spa
cious harbor of Sydney, and Capt. Cobb's ship hap
pening to lie in a very convenient position for view
ing the regatta, be invited the citizens ou board, a
privilege of which they availed themselves in large
numbers. Previous to his departure from Sydney,
a deputation of the citizens waited upon the Captain
and presented bitn with an Emu's egg, enclosing the
works of a email clock, on the ride of tbe egg in a
circle being the hours and hands in silver, while on
top is the figure of an Emu and representations of
Australian flora, in silver. The whole is enclosed in
a glass case, and cost about $500. Doubtless the
Captain will highly prize this testimonial of the
kindly feeling of the good people of Sydney, more
especially as a silver plate accompanying it bears the
inscription: Presented to Capt. W. II. Cobb of tbe
P. M. S. S. City of New York, at the National Regatta,
Sydney. 1878, iu reooguitiou of his courtesy to the
visitors ou board bis ship.' The Emu or Emeu, is
a very large bird peculiar to Australia, resembling
the Ostrich, though much smaller, and like the latter
is incapable of flying, using its wings as a balance
in runn'mg. The first officer of the City was also
the recipient, on the above mentioned occasion, cf a
tine silver-mounted spyglass.
BOSTON & HONOLULU PACKET LINE !
ft.fea C. BREWER 4i CO.. AGENTSs
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A Reason, Perhaps. The remarkable mild
weather in the Atlantic States to which reference
was made in our last, may perhaps be explained by
the following paragraph, which wc find in an ex
" Some years ago Professor Maury prophesied
that any alteration in tbe direction ot tue null
Stream would reverse the history of tbe world. Ac
cording to European meteorologists this change is
taking place, and the mighty oceanic river is slowly
but surely moving west. The temperature of Amer
ica is gradually growing warmer at the expense of
Royal Hawaiian Theatre. The performance cn
Saturday last, in which Mr. Pope enacted Macbeth,
Richard III., and Richelieu, were fine specimens or
really good actiDg. The monologue of Richard was
rendered in a truly artistic style; but the sly old
Cardinal was tbe gem of the evening. We predict
for Mr. Pcpe a great and deserved success in Cali
fornia. On Wednesday evening the minstrel troupe
of the Pentacota gave an entertainment which was
well attended, and elicited frequent applause.
Scddes Death. Between the hours of 2 and 3
'o'clock on Wednesday morning, a policeman no
ticed a man lyin m an unnatural position in the
yard of a bouse at the head of Maunakea street.
On examination, tbe man was found to be quite
dead, and from attendant circumstances every
reason exists that he died from aneurism, wUb
which he was known to be afflicted. He was a
Frenchman, named Charles Anatole Legrain, aged
49, and came here from Mexico in search of health.
The French Consul took charge of his tff.-cts.
The Leper A-TI.cm. Hon. S. G. Wilder, of the
Board of Health, in company with several gentle
men from abroad, paid a visit to the Asylum on
Molokai this week. Tbey report everything in
as satisfactory a condition a3 can be expected.
The people are well fed and well taker, cave of.
The district is well supplied with water, rain hav
ing recently fallen in sufficient amount to supply'
the streams. Mr. Wm. Sumner bas been appointed
Superintendent of the settlement, in place of tli
lale W. P. Rajsdale.
Lew. the Great Cornet Player. This gentl
man, who is world-renowned as the greatest living
instrumentalitt, arrived in this city by the City of
J'ew York, from the Colonies, and will give a con
cert next week, the place of which will be duly an
nounced. Wherever Mr. Levy bas traveled through
out the Colonies, the press baa been most enthusias
tic in praise of bis performances; indeed the voca
bulary is ransacked for terms to express tbe
appreciation with which be was listened to, whenever
and wherever be appeared. " Brilliant and master
ful;" " giaceful and tender;" sublimity of power;"
are some of tbe terms employed. Tbe Melbourne
Age , in pointing out some of the characteristics of
Mr. Levy's playing, notts, " first, the extraordinary
power of tone produced and sustained at pleasure;
second, bis phenomenal smoothness of tone, extend
ing from the lowest to the highest notes of the instru
ment, every note being given with roundness and
sweetness, especially those in the higher range;
thirdly, bis marvelous brilliance of execution. To
sum up, some men do what tbey can with tbe cornet
Mr. Levy does what he pleases." Mr. Berger,
our Hawaiian Baud Master, who is a judge of music
and musicians, having read some of the notices of
Mr. Levy including the above says, " I fully con
cur with all that bas been written of Mr. Levy; io
fact I think it is not half strong enough for such an
American Belief Fund.
The annual meeting of this useful Association was
held, as usual, yesterday evening, the anniversary
of Wrshinzton's birthday. The following is tbe
CAAS. . BISHOP IN ACCOINT WITH AUbBICAN BELIEF USD
To Cash, old balance $ 361 21
From annual subscribers
Prom Life Members:
A.J. Kinney $40
A. S. Uartwell 80
From Estate J. Conn, by M. Louiison $27.60
do do M. Kingsley 23 75
Interest on bond sold...
Amount of bonds, $2G0, included in cash balance of
1 1,055 64
By cash relief and burial of four persons , $ 3 J3.50
Bv cash relief and nuuve of three Dersons and one
destitute famitv 213.50
By cash relief of seven persons.... , St 17 f0
llv exrjensea . ... .
1 1,055 iA
Honolulu. Feb. 22, 1S.
Chas.K. Bisnor, Treasurer-
Mem. BeneScianes for the year ending 221 Feb.,
1878: Four have died aud been buried; four have
been sent to their friends io other lands; one is in
hospital at ST per week, and two receive occasional
The Drought in Kona.
Koxa, Hawaii, lVb. 12lh, 1678.
To the Editor of the Pacif.c Commercial Advertiser:
Dear Sib : It is thought by many of the old
residents here in Kona, that the great Author of
every good and perfect gilt, ban entirely forsaken
this section of these Islands and left us not out
in the cold to suffer the pangs of thiist, uml to
witness the destruction ot tho Hawaiian stall' of
life, and other kinds of produce we have endeav
ored to provide, through much toil for our future
sustenance, by the intense beat of the sun by
day, and tbe strong mountain airs by night, which
have prevailed for many months past. These
causes, together with the almost entire absence of
rain, has placed the face of this section of the
country in a mobt deplorable condition. All kinds
of vegetation of the smaller growth, have dried up
to a crisp; ancient water springs that were never
known to fail before, have now become empty.
Both the human and the brute families, are till,
with but lew exceptions, obliged to rtorl to tho
forest to procure wat'-r to quench their thirst, and
f,r inm..ti tun nusec: if thev tail to find water iu
springs, heretofore known, tbey aie driven to the
neceity of seeking lor new xpring. In lact. th
whole face of nature appears to muurn ana weep
for the want of rain; though it weeps with a tear
less ey for its fountain of tean U completely
driidtip. ... .
Tbat ruot conspicuous character, caiieu tile
oldest inhabitant,'' does not remember ol a dryer
time than has been experienced here in Kona lor
the past Cve month.-'. loins truly,
The Ex-Premier of Samoa recently arrived at
New York, from Eugland, and the Daily Jllail of
that city publishes a leugthy sketch of Lis caitcr.
We copy the concluding paragraphs.
After arriving in Englaud, Mr. Steinberger bad
the satisfaction of seeing the brutal Stevens court
martialed for another oQeuse and cashiered, that
ridding tbe English navy of one who was not only
a disgrace to tbe English service but to human
But iu the meanwhile all the proofs of the story
we have told have been laid before the Department
of State at Washington, and a great mass of
affidavits, protests and other legal documents attests
the truth of all we have narrated in regurd to Mr.
Steinbureer's connection with Samoa.
If anything were needed to strengthen the case
of Mr. Steinberger, be bas it in the arrival at '
Washington, about a month oiuce, an Envoy,
named Le Mamea, sent by the Sanioan Government, '
to beg tbe L'uitcd States to acknowledge it, and to
afford it some protection or at least in ike with that
government a reciprocity trenty.
Whatever may be the conclusion cf the authorities ',
at Washington in regard to the requett of the i
Samoan Envoy, it is hardly possible that there can
be any delay in demanding from the British Gov- !
eminent reparation for tbe outrages inflicted by oue ,
of its naval officers on an American citizen. That
reparation can be nothing less than payment of the j
full value of the property of which Mr. Steinberger
bas been so iniquitously despoiled, and bis trans- i
portation to Samoa in a British sLip of wr. His
cause is that of every citizen who expects at any
time to be, for purposes of either business or pleas-
ure, outside of tbe boundaries of the United States, :
of every American shipowner or shipmaster, of
every one who loves Lis country and would fain
tee ber respected at borne and abroad. The first
duty of a government in to protect the governed.
Whenever any government fails to perform that duty i
fully and promptly, it is time that it ccatel to exist, j
But besides the injury to Mr. Steinberger, an
injury equally grave was done to the United States.
A vessel owned by an American citizeo, while
carrying tbe United States flig, was seized and
dismantled. As redress far Ibis, nothing less can
be expected than that the vessel so seized, if she
can be found, or if cot, another to match Lcr,
(hall be returned to the harbor of Apia, and with
our flag at her peak be there saluted with all pusl.
ble formality. The cannon which salute ber will
echo round the world, and will announce to all the
nations that tbe Hepublio of the United States re
cognizes as a stain, upon its honor, an unredressed
wrong to any of its citizens ; that the Stan and
Stripes shall in the future, as they have been in
tbe past, be respected everywhere on the globe,
and will continue, let us hope, to be so respected,
until the heavens and tbe earth shall be CO more.
By the urrivul, on Tuctdujr last, of the 1 M.
S. S. City of JS'w York, wc arc in receipt or
dates from Europe to January 30. nnd Auckland
to February 5. The newt from the feat of war
i lull of intercut, but coiucwlmt punling, for it
in stated that although peace ban been ngrecd to
by llueeia and Turkey, yet tho Nubian nnny is
rapidly ndvnucing upon Constantino- le, and that
though the Porte Imi accepted the terms pro
posed by Kuhsia, hostilities etill continue. Ti
seeming anomaly may be explained y uppoing
that Turkey at the last moment hit been forced
to recede from ber agreement to the treaty by
outside pressure, or that the telegrams announ
cing the peace were premature. The former we
think the most likc!j Alternative. Tbe termi of
the treaty have not been made known officially,
tut tbe following, claimed to be upon authentic
inlormation, is stated to be their Pubstanec :
The formation of Bulgat ia into an mrtouomou"
tributary Principality, with Christian ruler";
the independence of Uoumatiia, Servia nad Mon
tenegro ; an udiuinictrativc autonomy of Bonnia
nnd Herzegovina; tbe payment of a war indem
nity, and the ulterior agreement of protecting
Hushiau interests in the Dardanelles.
Sir Stafford Northcote, in a speech before tho
House ol Commons, Jan. liS, nid that tbe peace
condition.- accepted by the Turkish agent are of
a sweeping nature, and could not bo acknowl
edged f accepted?) without u conference of tho
European Powers. lie addud thnt Austria
agreed with Britain in thin view. He further
declared in a speech the next dny before the
panic body, tbut these conditions dentroycd tho
keystone of the outh-e,u6t of Europe, aud would
uffect both European und British intcrculn ; and
tbut a separate trcuty between Hussia nnd Turkey
Tbe Government bns usked of tbe House a
vote of 0,000,000 lor war purposes a- an ex
pression of confidence that would give England
her proper jmnliyc at the European conference
which would be held. Russia evidently recog
nizes the fact that the forced consent to ponce by
her fallen enemy will not be ufficieut to restore
harmony for he has ngroed to refer tho question
of the passage of the btraiu (Dardanolles) to tbe
Admiral Hornby, in command of the British
Mediterranean fleet, lias been ordered to land a
force for tho protection or Gallipoli (this order,
it is reported, was Hubsequcntly countermanded
on tbe receipt of a conciliatory message Irom
Russia) and to send tho transport Jfor more
troops ?J to Malta, if the Russian forces advance
toward (iallipoli. The occupation of this place
by an nrmcd force i, in effect, an abandonment
of the position of ncatrality heretofore professed
by Knglaud, and a mutual declaration ol war by
the two powers will only bo prevented by an
immediate assembling of a general conference of
the different nutions interested.
It is reported, upon what is claimed to be good
authority, that tho Khedive of Egypt has ac
cepted tenders for the erection ol barracks at
Port Said (close to the Sue entrance of the canal)
at a cost of 183,i00, and that they arc intended
for the reception of .'13,000 troops from Bombay.
Our readers will remember tbe statement that k
corpa of 50,000 troopa in India was ordered to
be held Iu readiness to move ut call. The, above,
if true, would indicate the existence of ? cry clone
relations between tbe British nod Egyptian Gov
ernments; hut the magnitude of these pif-"1"
tions would cciu to be unnecessary .( " , I'1-"
tection of the canal, merely as -
India, as such protection -V. 1
better afforded by the flee- 1 way IiiJiM.rJ thai
I i.wl,ti.i p contemplated ... tho possi
bility that British interests may be disregarded
or interfered with by itusia, iu dictating term
of poaco with Turkey; in oilier words, tbut it is
a foregone conclusion with th British Govern
ment that war with Rustia in incviublw, and that
this is one of tbo preparations that Knglanl is
making for tbe ttrugglc. t
Franc and Italy have ordered up tbe.r Mr.
terranean fleets to the immediate neighborhood
of Turkey, und il there i any meaning at all In
there events the asjicct i warlike. Tbo next
mail from San Francisco will bring us Koinething
defiuitc, for it is clearly apparent that Russia
means to dictute a final pcaco 1'rom tbe walls of
Constantinople, and if her triumphant march is
to be btopied before he rcuebes I ho Golden
Horn, speedy und decided action on tho patt of
tho other powers cannot bo delayed.
Judging from the action of Franco and Italy,
and from the scmi-proiaises or fears of Austria,
these powers may be the ullics to whom Iord
IVaconsfield referred when he faid last year, that
if England took part in the war fcho would not
stand alone. Austria 1 beginning to fco that
she bas remained too long idle, for to ber,
Kusoiu'tf ruling of tbo lower Danube is fraught
with great danger to her interests. She now
professes a concurrence of view with England,
but a conference of tho jowcrs will establish
nothing satisfactorily against tho logic ol ' accom
plished facts uud this phi use, in this connec
tion, mean. simply triumph in battle. The
opinion is now general that hud tbeso nations
taken their present btand early lust year, or
when the British duet first went to Besiku Bay,
there would have been no Russo-Turkish wn'r,
und that thousands of lives und many millions of
treasure would have been saved.
Tbe following cablegram was received at
Auckland at 31 o'clock on tho morning of tho
London, Jan. 27. It is reported that r,caco
preliminaries will be signed on Tuesday, the Mh
of February, at tbe Russian headquarters ; but
it ii believed that the Ministry will persist in
the special vote for war contingencies."
" Warlike demonstrations and rioting have oc
curred at Athens in consequence of the approach
of peace without concessions to Greece."
Sir Stafford Northcote moved the sjiecinl vote
of 0,000,000 ior the army and navy on the
ground that Russia withholds the terms upon
which bhu is willing to make j-euce with the
Porto; that the interests involvod are ol great
i uiagtiitadc, and that tbo occupation ol Constan
tinople by Russia would seriously endanger the
relations between ber aud England.
The Sultan bus authorized the British fleet to
enter the Hellespont.
The war indemnity domanded by Russia it is
said amounts to o0,000,000, and that Batoum,
Kar nnd Erzeroum, with their adjacent territory,
he held by her until the indemnity is iid.
rueii occupation oi iuraisii territory will pro
bably be lasting, for it is difficult to see how
Turkey can raise tbo money necessary to pay tho
indemnity, if such be one cf tho conditions of
Tbey are having a nduisteiial crisis at Mel
bourne, one of the effects of w hich is tbe whole
sale discharge or officers in the different govern
ment departments, county judges aud magistrates.
Next to the crisis, tho Uroulli is creating a good
deal of uneasiness throughout Australia.
Matters arc getting very serious in some parts of
tbe Colonies ; scarcity of water, prices of pro
visions advancing, nothing to do, nnl future
prospects becoming gloomy. Reports from every
direction state tbut tbo drouth is universul
throughout tho Puciho Islands, at well as Aus
tralia, accompanied by excessive heat ; ther
mometer in the latter country up to 113 in
the febade. and from some points, far west, it is
I reported to have reached 120 9 in tho shade, and
100 iu the sun ! Tbe water courses are giving
out, pasturage is fast disappearing, and stock
dying in many localities. The absence of rain
I for another month will bring about a state of
; affairs worse, probably, than any ever known by
the oldest resident.
j The . H". Almy, arrived yesterday from Sun
i Francisco, brings news that tho U. 8. Senate,
I Jan. 25, by a vote of 43 to 22, passod tbe con
current resolution or Mattlicws, declaring that
all bonds of the United Status aro pnyablc, at
tho option or the Government, in silver dollars,
und that to make such silver dollars a legal
tender (a payment of said bonds, principal and
U'.trest, is not in violation or the public faith
nor in derogation of tho fights or public