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BY C. S. BARTOW
ON THURSDAY, MARCH 21,
At 10 o'clock A. M , will be sold
DRV GOODS, CIOTHIVC, GROCERIES,
LOT OF FURNITURE !
Blaclt AVsilimt Set !
Namely Bedsuad, Spring Mattress, Marble Top
Bureau, Chair, Towel Back, ke
TBLE CUTLERY !
By Order cf the V. S. Consul,
1 Trunk and a Lot of Clothing.
C. S. BARTOW, Anct'r.
A SUPERIOR PIANO FORTE !
NEARLY NEW. APPLY TO
C. S. BARTOW.
ET3E5U1T OOSJS !
By almost et(ry arrival
From England, New York,
Boston and San Francisco.
And have on hand, A VERY COMPLETE Assortment
of Goods in their line. We have just received
from MOLIXE a new line of
Superior to anything ever offered in this Market.
SjT These have been made for us from our own Patterns,
and are ranch stronger and heavier than any of the Eastern
Made Plows. There are Ten Sizes, running from Nos. 6 to 15,
and the number of the Plow indicates the number of inches it
wUIcut. Many Planters have seen these New Plows, and
consider them Jl'sT TIIK T II I Ni for this Country.
The fifteen inch HALL. STEEL. BREAKER, is a
very thorough built Plow, and will accomplish all that Steel.
Wrought Iron, and the Best of Oak can do. We have left, one
heavy DOC BEE OA NO PLOW with two of our
fourteen inch Steel Plows attached.
Spare Points, Bcains and Handles for the above Plows,
constantly on hand.
Moline and Iron Age Cultivators; Planet. Jr., Horse Hoes,
which we introduced last Summer, and which are having a
wonderful success on all the Islands.
Moline Harrows, with Steel Teeth, made extra heavy.
Hone Cultivators, running on wheels and with shafts.
1 SUPERIOR HORSEPOWER,
Wheelbarrow, 4 sizes; Ox Yokes and Bnws,
Yates' and Extra Heavy Lane's Plantation Hoes. 4 sizes, with,
Pick Axes, Pick and Ax Mattocks, Grub floes, 2 sizes;
B"g Hoes, Mail's Kice Hoes, i kinds; Spades, 6 kinds;
Shovels, 4 kinds; Extra Stoot Garden Hoes,
Pitch Forks. Manure Forks, Rakes.
Hall's Cane Knives. 3 patterns; made by Disston & Son;
Hall's Cane Hatchets, Collins' Matchets, 4 kinds:
Iron Handled Matchets. Horse and Mule Collars, names,
Head Stalls and Keins. Trace Chains,
Double and Sinple WhifhVtrees, Uo's, 3 sizes;
Uo, Pick, Hoe, Ax and sledge Handles.
Superior Tools for Ship and Ifonse Carpenters
Sails of all kinds.
Harness Makers' Tools & Material of all kinds.
Shoe Makers' " k
California Leather or all kinds.
French Calfskins. Clue, 3 kinds;
A very Tall assortment of Brushes,
A FEW OF THOSE
Made by Neftretti ti Zamhra, of London, true prug
costicators of the weather.
PUTED HUE OF THE BEST KIM),
TABLE & POCKET CUTLERY,
Manila Rope. Corn Brooms. 3 kinds; Yar Brooms,
Churns, Refrigerators, Ice Cream Freezers, Vises, Anvils,
A Few Keystone PORTABLE BLOWERS for
Forges, a very fine article;
Cart and Wa&on Axles of all Sizes, Carriaee Springs, all sizes;
Carriage Bolts, all sizes; Axes, 3 kinds;
Hatchets, all kinds and sizes; Crowbars,
Hammer!;, all kinds for Carpenters, Engineers k Mason?;
IRON' PICKETS FOR FENCES, the neatest and
best article ever introduced here for garden fences;
Black and Galvanized SHEET IRON, Iron Tubs,
Iron Buckets, No. C Fence Wire, Wire Staples,
Scythes and Snaths,
A FEW MORE CASES OF THE JUSTLY
CELEBRATED NOON-DAY OIL,
(By many who have used it.) considered fully equal to
Downer's best, and which we sell cheaper.
Expected in a Few Weets from Boston,
A NEW SCPPLY OF
"fisPBBBBllaBssssssssssss I J .. .. M.
A FIXE ASSORTMENT OF.
COOK STOVES HD
And a fuller assortment soon to come.
By the Martha Davis fm. Boston,
The Mystic Belle from New York,
And the Iolani from Europe,
"Wo jn-e Expecting
A VERY FILL ASSORTMENT OF
Hubback's Zinc Paint, three qualities;
iinbbark's White Lead, three qualities;
liubbuck's Raw and Boiled Linseed Oil,
liubbuck's Assorted Dry Paints, in casks.
ALSO, CASKS OF CHAINS,
1-4, 6-16, 3-S, 7-16, and 1-2 inch,
AU of tbe above, and many other articles net mentioned
here, will be sold cheap by
E. O. II ALL &. SON,
felS t! Fire-proof Store, corner Fort and King Sta.
J. M. OAT & Co., Sailmakers.
OLD CUSTOM HOUSB, FIRE-PROOP BUILDING.
On the Wharf, Foot of Nuuanu Street, Hono
lulu, II. I.
Sails made in the Best Style and Fitted
with talranized Clues and Thimbles.
Flags of avll description made and repaired.
Thankful for past patrooae, we are prepared to execute all
-arders in onr line, with dispatch szul in a satisfactory manner.
BY E. P, ADAMS.
REGULAR CASH SALE !
SATURDAY, MARCH 16th,
At 9:30 A. M.. at Salesroom,
Turkey Peel Print,
WATERPROOF CLOTH !
Bed Ticking, Brown Cotton,
Canton Flannel, Fine Merino,
Undershirts. Stockings and Socks,
Round Combs. Ribbons. Lnvelopes,
White iliirts, Clocks. Panama HaU,
itrcic ivrvTs and frocks,
Denim Pants, Frock Coats,
Towels. Parasols. Heads and Rims,
Spool Cotton, Blankets. Shawls,
Silk Handkerchiefs. Cards, Spur.
Saddles, Italian Cloth. Tweed,
Felt Hats, Bagging Twine,
Ravens Duck, Hope, Bilging, tc, c.
IS DAYS FROM GLASGOW ! fctmcrriai SUucrnscr.
OFFER FOR SALE
SATURDAY. MARCH 10.
Wf, KiLiKili, by the Grace of God, cf the Hawaiian
Islands, Kinff, do pbi claim.
That it is Our Pleasure, in pursuance cf Cur Constitution,
that the Members of the Legislative Assembly of Our
Kingdom do assemble at the Legislative Hall, at Our Capital
of Honolulu, for the despatch of Public Business, at 12
o'clock on Tuesday, the thirtieth day of April, a. D. Eight
een Hundred and Seventy-eight.
Given under Our Royal Sign Manual at Oar Palace, in
tbe City of Honolulu, this Fourth Day ol March,
Eighteen Hundred and Seventy-eight, and the
Firth Year of Our Reign.
Bt the Kixo :
J. Mott Smith, Minister of Interior.
A LINE OF
FRESH GROCERIES !
Fine Tea, Cigars. Fresh Butter.
California Cheese, Star Hams, Soda Crackers.
Ship Brekd, Oreen Corn, McMurray's Oysters,
Wrapping Paper, Corned Beef,
Apricot Jams, Potatoes, Salmon,
Assorted Fruits, Castile Soap,
Lard, Dried Apples, Epg Plums,
Prunes, Peaches. Corn Starch,
Sardines. Matches, Catsup,
Yeast Powder, Oreen Peas, Candles,
Iu. II. K. TEA!
1-4 LB PAPERS. ALSO,
Sacks Oats, Kegs Sugar,
Tubs, Meat Safe,
Axes, Sacks Corn, ye.f $c-
E. P. ADAMS, Anc'tr.
DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP.
IMIE PARTNERSHIP HERETOFORE
L existing between A. S. Clethorn and J. S. Smithii
S. Cleghorn 4- Co., is this day dissolved
under the name of A.
by mutual consent
A. S Cleghorn will carry on the nusiness unaer me same
firm name, will collect all accounts due and assumes all liabil
ities of the old firm.
A. S. CLEGHORN,
J. S. SMITHIES.
II. A. Widemann is authorized to sign my firm name.
A. S. CLKGHORN.
Honolulu. March 1st. 1S78. mh'J lm
WATER ! !
A LL PERSONS HAVING IRRIGATION
.XsL Privileges from the pipes of the Honolulu Water Works,
are hereby notified that the hours fur irrigation from this date
till further notice will be from t to 8 A. 01. and from 4 to or. ai.
of each day.
The condition of the Water is such as to make it imperative
that the regulation should be enforced. The police have there
fore been instructed to report all offenders, and lrom this date
the regulation will be strictly enforced.
Any infringement of the above regulation will subject the
offender to a summary deprivation ot his water privilege.
It. LISH MAN. Sup't Water Works.
Office Honolulu Water Works, Feb. 22d, 13T8.
Approved: J. MOTT SMITH,
Minister of the Interior. fe23
VEW CROP OF SUGAR NOW COMING
in and for sale by
mh9 UK KEN, MACFARLANE & Co., Agents.
UREKN, MACFARLANE & Co., Agents.
VEW CROP OP SUGAR
11 in and for sale for home consumption only, by
IL the public generally, that he will re-commence the above
business in Honolulu, on Monday, March 11th, in Mr. C. K.
Williams's fire-proof building Fort street.
AL L KINDS OF JEWELRY MA UFACTURED
And Repnirerf to Order.
Honolulu, March 9th, 1ST8.
JP O SALE
1 HAVE NOW ON EXHIBITION AT THE
JL HAWAIIAN HOTEL AND FOR SALE,
EIGHT EWES AND ONE RAM!
Of the Celebrated French Merino Breed of Mrs. BLACON
and brought here by her Agent, Mr. J. ROBERTS; this Stock
is justly celebrated, as attested by Messrs. G:bson and Trous
seau. The Fleeces of these Sheep are known to be of the
heaviest and will bear inspection.
1 EWE CUT FORTY POUNDS !
And as Pr. Trousseau says: "The Wool is very Fine,
Long in Staple, Perfectly C.ean and Free from (.'um." Ami
The Sheep are the Jlesl of the Kind Ecer Imported.
mh9 tf HENRY CORNWELL.
THE NEW AMERICAN SEWING MACHINE
THIS ONLY MACHINE WITH
Self Threading Shuttle,
Self Regulating Tensions, and
Self Setting Needle !
Call and see them, try them and bay them, we are
sure they will suit yon.
EVERY MACHINE WARRANTED FOR 5 YRS.
GEO. F. WELLS &. CO.,
Hotel Street, near Fort.
Let the Galled Jade Wince !
A TRIAL is theONLY TEST !
GREAT REDUCTION IN PRICE !
American, Gold & Silver
A Fine Hunting Case Waltham Silver Watch for 91 G
. . It mk it M 18
Gold Watrh for
Ladies' Gold Watch,
All " above lines of Elgin and Wallhnm
Watches, will be sold at tbe above
Price for the next 60 days.
Every Waicb Guaranteed, or the Money
Truth is Mighty and
Sole Agent for the Waltham
jj2i Watch Co.
.last to hand in 123 day from Glasgow:
Consisting of a Full Line of Goods particularly adapted to the
wants or the Honolulu Trade, Plantation Require
ments, etc., etc., viz:
IN VARIETY", SCCI1 AS:
White Linen Drills, White Imperial Duck, Black Merino,
White Pique. Coatincs. Tweeds, White and Colored Spool
Thread, Ilorrock's Long Cloth,
Grey Drills, Cotton Blankets,
Beat Woolen Blankets, 68xS0, and 72x84, all colors;
Gent's White Linen Suits, and Boxes Latest Style of Linen
Collars, Printed Linens, Brown and Slate Hollands,
Mexican Cottons, Gent's Silk Umbrellas,
Automaton Umbrellas, something new;
Men's Brown Cotton J Hose, Men's White Leslie Thread i
Hose, Men's White Merino and Summer Shirts and Wove-
spun Silk Undershirts;
Pieces Linen and Cotton Stripe Tassos, Check Tassos,
Fine White Linen Sheeting, Austrian Striped Blankets;
Fine Ginghams, Lawn Handkerchiefs, all qualities;
Linen Handkerchiefs, in boxes;
An Invoice of Secord Muslins, Laces and Embroideries,
AUo, an Invoice of Ladies' Costumes and Dresses, Ready Made
and of a Superior Kind;
Brussels Carpet, Velvet Sofa Carpets,
Rugs and Mats, a beautiful assortment;
Floor Oil Cloth, in large variety and all widths;
Stationery, Bridles, Whips, Spurs, ete.
Ms. E. R. Hendry will perform all tbe duties of Collector
General ol Customs during my absence from the Kingdom, in
accordance with the provisions of the Civil Code.
Approved: W. F. A lles, Collector General.
J.io. M. Rapes, Minister of Finance.
Honolulu, March 9th. 1879. mb9 St
Ox Satirday, April 6th, 1878, at 12 o'clock noon, will be
told at puble Auction at the front entrance of Aliiolanl Hale,
the Lease for Five Years of the land known as the "Govern
ment Paddock," situated in Nuuanu Valley and containing
about 140 Acres.
Upset rental $200 per annum.
The conditions of the Lea9e to be that no live stock of any
kind be pastured on said land, nor is tha lease to have any
water-rights or privileges.
Interior Office. J. Mott Shith,
March 7th, 1378. Minister of Interior
Levy, tbe great cornet player, gave a second
and last concert last evening at tbe Theatre, to a
lull house, and under tbe patronage cf Ilia Majesty
The telephone is coming into general use in
the Departments at Washington. .Secretary Sher
man has one between his house and the Treasury
building, and one of the watchmen lost his place
the iiiber day because be was not at his pott when
tbe Secretary wanted to talk to bim.
cixty-hvl TuotSAM Valentines passed through
tbe Hun Fraucisco post-office on alentine e day
The number the -ear before was eigbtv thousand
Heretofore, in that city, valentines have ranged
from 10 cent? to S50; but the present year very
few costly ones were sold. It is estimated that tbe
65.000 sold tbi year cost tbe purchaser? 30,009
exclusive of postage.
Reported Mcedeb ox Hawaii. By an arrival
from Kau on Thursday, we have a native report of
a murder at Kaalaiki in that district. A native boy,
some 13 years old, was playing with matches.
whereby tbe straw bouse of his grandfather was
burned. Tbe old man, after beating tbe boy until
be was insensible, wrapped bim in a jacket and
threw tii en into tbe midst of tbe burning bouse.
Tbe man bad been arrested.
rrom me same uistnct near aiobinu.it is
reported (coupled with some absurd particulars)
that an old native woman was torn and bitten by a
caBine pet so badly that she died. Tbe dog was
perhaps mad at all events he was bunted down and
Fort Street School.
After the 1st of April, it is the intention of the Board of
Education to open a separate girls' department at this institu
tion. The course or study tor boys ana girls win te me same
and will embrace a thorough training in English, Arithmetic
(written and mental), Mathematics, Book-keeping, Geography,
Universal History, Classics (if desired), and Vocal Music.
Elementary Science Lectures will be delivered once a week.
Modern Languages are not included in the course, but classes
will be formed in connection witn tne scnooi it uegireu.
Terms for the course. 60 cts. per week. Parents desirous of
entering their children can apply either at the office of the
Board of Education or at tbe private residence ol the principal.
Feb. 28th, 1878. alatau t. atsinson,
During the absence of Captain Daniel Smith from the
Kingdom, Captain William Berrill will perform the duties of
Harbor Master. JkoMKapssa,
Feb 22, 1878 lm Minister of Finance.
Cans Pickles, Pie Fruits, Curry Towder, Salad Oil,
Assorted Jams, Lea 4- Perrin's Sauce, Nabob Pickles,
Split Peas, Powdered Ginger, Potted Meats,
Genuine Mustard, Chocolate, Saleratus,
Dessicated Potatoes, in tins, for ships use;
Sultana Raisins, Sardines, Tins Sausages, Dried Currants,
Blacking, etc., etc.
Galvanized Corrugated Roofing,
Eight, seven and six feet lengths;
Galvanized Ridging, Galvanize! Buckets, all sizes;
o s t 11 n e a 1 e d
Galvanized Fencing Wire !
Nos. 4, 5 and 6;
Bbls. BEST PORTLAND CEMENT,
12,00QSqiiare&Arch Fire Bricks,
Superior to all others;
Pitch, Stockholm Tar and Coal Tar, in barrels,
2160 Bars and Bundles Best Flat and Round Bar Iron,
80 Plates Goran b b Plate Iron, 1 inch;
Bars Octagon, Square and Blistered Steel, different sizes;
30 Tons No. 1 Govan Pig Iron, Barrels Best fire Clay,
25 Assorted Large Size Grindstones;
12 Best Double Beck Anvils, assorted sizes;
20 Best Black Staple Vises, patent solid boxes, 5J to 7in;
6 Best Bright ditto, ditto, 6 to 74 in;
Rolls Leather Belting, 3, 4 and 6 in. with Lacings;
Babbit Metal, i, i, and i, in tested chains;
Boiler Rivets, Assorted Hardware, and Carriage Fittings,
2 Sets Stocks and Dies, 22 B and Screw, i, 5-16, i, i, i, j, J
1, H, 1, 13, 1, with two Taps to each size. Tap
Wrenches, etc., all extra finished, and fitted into pol
ished solid oak case;
1 Set Direct Action Stocks and Dies, as above,
IS Piirs Iron Axles, 3x13, 13 and 14, 2x13, 13 and 14;
Casks Bolt Ends and Square Nuts, assorted sires;
1 Cask Duck Shot, Black and Galvanized Staples,
Coils Wire Rope, 1, 1, 2 and 2 inch;
750 Bundles Best Cbillington and Staffordshire Hoop Iron, ,
I, 1, li; also, 1J, 1, and 2 inch, extra heavy;
100 Bars Norway Iron, Shoe Shapes, 1, j;
Bars Angle Iron, li to 3 inch;
Casks containing 25 Pound and 12 Pound Tins White Lead
White Zinc, Green, Yellow and Black Paints;
100 Drums each 5 gallons Boiled and Raw Linseed Oils, Tur
pentine, Colza and Lubricating Oils & Green Composition
200 Pounds Tuck's Patent Packing, I to IJin.; also, iin.
1 Bale Cotton Waste, Bales Printing Paper.
A Splendid Assortment or
Hardware and Earthenware,
THE FINEST EVER OFFERED HERE.
300 TONS BEST STEAM COAL !
Will be so'd on Saturday, March 16th, at the door of Alii-
olani Hale, at 12 o'clock M, the lease for 20 years of the lots
on the Esplanade marked Nos. 4, 5, 6 and 7, at an upset rental
of $600 per annum.
The purchaser must agree to put up within a reasonable
time three fire-proof buildings one not less than 99x40 reel,
two stories In height one 73x35 feet, three stories and one
25x40 feel one story io height or buildings of like character
and firo-proof. There is a lease upon these lots, having
seven years of unexpired term.
Possession given suiject to term 01 saiu lease.
To Article 61 of the Constitution granted on the 20th day of
August, A. D. 1S64. in accordance with Article 80 of said
Conaiitution. 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 unless he be a
male subject of the Kingdom, who shall have arrived at 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 years immediately
preceding his election. nd who shall own Real Estate or
Personal Property within the Kingdom of a clear value, over
and above all incumbrances of at least five hundred dollars.
Approved this .... day of A. D. ls6.
To Article 20 of the Constitution, granted on the 20th day of
August, A. D. 1864, in accordance with Article SO of said
That Article 20, be and the same is hereby amended by
striking out the words "of a Court of Record," immediately
preceding the words " shall ever be a member of the Legis
lative Assembly," so that the Article as amended shall read as
Article CO. The Supreme Power ol the Kingdom, In its
exercise is divided into the Executive, Legislative, and Judi
cial, these shall always be preserved distinct, and no judge
shall ever be a member of the Legislative Assembly.
Approved this .... day of ........ A. V. 15.0.
Board of Health. In some remarks upon tbe
water supply for Honolulu, tbe Gazette Las. Inad
vertently, no doubt, made use of language that
may be construed to tbe detriment of tbe Board of
Health in tbe public estimation, when it adverts
"to tbe fact that throughout the city of Honolulu
there are quite a number of noisome vaults on
some of the most frequented thoroughfares, that
are not only public nuisances, but are dangerous
to the health of tbe people."' We are assured that
if there are any such their location is unknown to
tbe Agent of the Board, and if the Gazelle or
any other man ;' will give said Agent notice of
their existence, steps shall be taken for their abate
ment without an hour's delay. Let no one shun
tbe performance of what is so evidently a public
duty, and they will find that the Board's Agent will
be prompt and diligent in his action, as tbe public
well know be has always been.
Cool. For several mornings this week the theiv
mometer at G o'clock has been down among the
The regular monthly meeting of the Hawaiian i
Mission Children's Society will be held this evening1
Brownrigg," being smokeless, accumulation of soot on
the Boiler tubes is prevented, which makes it
especially suited to plantation use.
20 Tons Blacksmiths Coal, in Hhds.
Meeting of the Legislature. The Legislature
for 1878 is convened by Royal Proclamation to as
semble in this city on Tuesday, tbe 80th of April.
His Excuse. On being mildly remonstrated with
for getting tight, Mr. Bilker remarked, with an
injured expression or countenance ' V bat is a
feller a-going to do, when they shut the water off
reg'lar every night at six o'clock?"
Relief for China. We learn that the sum of
about $2,000 has been contributed here mostly
by Chinese residents for tbe relief of the famine-
stricken inhabitants ot iorib China, and that tne
amount will be forwarded by Mr. U. Afong.
Short Aixowakce. A gentleman who keeps a
rain gauge in Honolulu, informs us that in tbe
month of January we had 17-100ths of an inch; in
February 32-lOOtbs; and up to March 15, 04-100thg
or 53-lOOtbs in all. For the winter season, we
believe this is unprecedented.
The Marine Telegraph. Recently we Lave
heard frequent complaints that vessels bound in
are not signalized until after they pass Diamond
Head. The native man in charge of the outer sta
tion has occupied tbe position tor a number of
years, and is perhaps getting tired and careless.
A Chance. A prize of $20,600 is offered by tbe
Council-General of Guadeloupe for tbe best rew
process for extracting tbe juice from sugar-cane,
the cost not to exceed 40 per cent, of the market
value of the product. The prize is open for com
petition till June 1, 1880. Cannot some of our
planters solve the problem:
.11 Sizes. -A.Xso,
THE FOLLOWING MACHINERY!
On Consignment, from the celebrated firm of
3IIRRLEES, TAIT WATSOX,
6-500 Imperial Gallon Steam Clarifiers,
Acknowledged the best in nse on the Islands, and can
be used as Concentrators or Evaporators. Price,
$650 each, or if a set of two or more, subject
to special arrangement.
! Xalie Centrifugal 3Xn.cliixies Z
"Westson's" Patent, with Pug Mills,
Framings, etc., for the same.
Diagonal STEAM ENGINES I
6 inch Cylinder, and 1 foot stroke for driving Centrifugals,
LIQUORS, in Great Variety !
Hennessey's and Martell's Brandy, in qr casks and
cases, 1, - and 3 star quality;
S00 Cases of Medium and Common Brandies;
Cases Scotch and Irish Whiskies, very best brands;
Gin, in Baskets and Cases; Quarter Casks Sherry,
Very Superior Sherry and Port, in cases;
JdcEwan's, Baas' and Foster's Brands or English Ales,
Champagnes, from the best manufacturers;
Ilogsheads of Draught Ale, McEwan's xrx;
Fine Jamaica Rum, Alcohol and Angostura Bitters.
Ex Hertfordshire !
HOO Uxs Best Blue 31ottled Soap,
The mcst popular kind used by the trade;
IOO Dozen Galvanized. liucKets,
10. 12, and It inch;
20 Frames English Sheathing Felt,
10O TOSS BEST DOlBLK SCBEOEIJ lUJL !
XT All the above Goods will be offered at the LOWEST
51 ARRET RATES, and orders ftom the other Islands will
receive prompt and careful attention.
CREEN, MACFARLANE & CO.
Music. The band will play this afternoon at
Emma Square, at 44 p. m. Tbe following is the
vjveriure, upera ine jrumpeirroi tne i rince.. uazm
Serenade Farewell llerfuTth
Waltz For Thee. fneW) Watdtenfel
B Clarinet Solo Concert Air Schreiner
Cornet Quartett It is by God Ordained, (new;.. Mendelssohn
Gr Selection, Opera -Gerusalemme Verdi
The next Moonlight Concert at Emma Square,
will take place on Tuesday next. March 19tb, at
half-past seven, p. m.
To Wdom it mat Concern. An abundance of
shade-trees is a solace, a comfort, a thing of joy,
but when the pendant limbs of tbe algeroba or
bau so far forget the rules of propriety a3 to lacer
ate furrows across your cheek, or to light up tbe
surrounding gloom with flashes of lightning upon
your retina, you involuntarily invoke the shades
of your ancestors, and call upon tbe Superinten
dent of streets to protect you. Tbe public would
like to know who is clothed with power to compel
lot-owners to abate this dangerous nuisance.
W. Kenny Watson. We bad tbe pleasure this
week of a call from this gentleman, of tbe well-
known firm of Glasgow machinists, Messrs. Mirlees.
Tait it Watson specimens of whose work may be
found on a number of our plantations. Mr. Wat
son, with bis lady, has traveled extensively over
tbe islands during bis stay here of several months.
and expresses himself much pleased with wbat be
saw ot the capabilities of tbe country. He speaks
very confidently of the splendid future that is in
store for us as a sugar producing country if we
but improve our opportunities. The opinion of a
practical man, like Mr. Watson, is worth noting.
Bibd Shooting. A correspondent complains that
in the neighborhood of this city he has encountered
parties, evidently strangers, engaged in the business
of indiscriminate shooting of birds. Among the con
tents of a ba exhibited by one of these pot-hunters,"
were several doves, and probably other impor
ted insectivorous birds. Tbe idea that tbe shooting
of these birds was contrary to law, was treated with
ridicule. It may be well to state for tbe information
of all whom it may concern, that any person in the
district of Honolulu, who shall use or carry fire arms
for sporting purposes without baving first obtained
a license from the Minister of Interior, is liable to a
fine of not exceeding $50 for each o&ense; and that
any person who shall shoot or otherwise destroy any
insectivorous birds such as dovea and mynabs
brought from foreign countries for tbe purpose of
propagating their species within this kingdom, is
liable to a fine of $10 for each offense.
At tuk Kotai. Hawaiian Theatre tbe perfor
mances on Saturday evening, consisting of
Family Jars' and scenes from Uncle Tom's
Cabin." were bright gems of unusually fine acting.
At tbe performance on Tuesday in aid of tbe Fund
for tbe relief of Disabled Firemen, the " Child of
the Kegiment.': was brought out in fine 6tyle.
Tbe volunteer performers, Messrs. I'ense. Lup
roil and Derby, deserve especial praise for their
very excellent and valuable assistance. Miss
Firmin, tbe most versatile actress that has ever
appeared in Honolulu, is always so perfect, be
it in the character of 'Liddy Larrigan," just
from Cork, ' Handy Andy,"' ' the daughter ot tbe
Regiment" " Topsy," or the swot songstress,
that to note her appearance on tbe stage is but
to note a success. Mr. Jack and Miss Ingles are
always excellent. To-night tbe great play of
" East Lynne" will be performed. We advise
all. every one, to go. Only three nights more
and from tbe Honolulu stage disappear Koine of
tbe most talented actors that have graced it for
A Pleasant Rei'mon. Lodge le l'rogres de
rOceanie, No. 124, A. F. L A. M. is the oldest
Masonic body iu tbe Paciflc, baving been estab
lished in 1843 under dispensation, by Capt. Le
Tellier, of tbe French ship Ajix, and subse
quently duly chartered by the Supreme Council
ot the t-entral ljouge ot r ranee, h.ver since its
institution it nas neia its meetings on tne pre.
mises of tbe late Captain John Meek, King street.
Recently the LiOtlge nas leased tbe upper 6tory
of tbe stone store of Dillingham fc Co., on King
street, near Fort, which tbey have fitted up for
lodge purposes at considerable expense, and in
very handsome style, the ceiling of the spacious
ball beinsr beautifully frescoed, with a centre
piece representing tbe starry canopy and the
All-Seeing Eye. On Monday evening last, tbe
members of the Lodge gave a Social" in their
new hall to a large party of ladies and gentlemen
(there were at least live hundred persons pre
sent) which was one of tbe most successful an
-l Ll l . r " t
morouguiy pieasani occasions 01 a similar cnarac
ter that we have ever witnessed in Honolulu.
Tbe music by Berber's quadrille band was ex
cellent, and dancing was kept up with spirit
until alter midnight. His Majesty tbe King (who
is a l'ast Master of the Lodge) was present, wear
ing upon bis breast tbe very handsome Masonic
jewels of a P. M. of tbe Dlue Lodge and of tbe
Rose Croix. A. tt A. Scottish Rite. The dancing
was opened with a quadrille in which tbe King
had as partner H. li. II. tbe Princess Likelik
Cleghorn. the Hon. C. R. Bishop and Mrs. D. N.
Flitner as vis a vis. We noticed among tbe
guests several foreign consuls, a number of the
officers of tbe war ships in port, government
officials, and many of our preminent residents.
We congratulate tbe members of Lodge le I'ro
cres upon the decided success of tbeir first
social" and trust that it may be the harbinger
of a new era of prosperity for the worthy brotherhood.
Quarterly Report of the Physician Queen's
IIo.voLrLC. March 1st. 1ST?
Ta ike Trutfert of the Qu.ee n't Hotvilal,
firx-TT.rMFw: t have the honor to submit the ful
lowing report for the quarter ending tbe 28. h of
Tne total number of patients at present in the
TTTwnita! is seventv-fi ve. viz: sixtv-oine H.iwaiians
forty males and twenty-nine females; and six
foreigners, (four pa ing ) Tbe number of i- Jmig
fcions rl:irinr th neriod was lliae-feven. viz: BeV-
entv-two Hawaiian? f jrtv four males and twenty
iirht females: and twentv-Bve forticners. D.s-
cbarged. ninety-three, viz: eeventy-two Hawaiian
forty-two males and thirty females; and twenty
one foreigners. Deaths : seven. Hawaians six
males and one female: and ten foreigners. Three
dropsy, one gangrene, one typboid fever, three
general debility, one accident, one Ifremoptysii,
one dysentery, one disease of tbe heart, one men
ingitis, one paralysis, two pulmonary consump
tion, and one uiarrbora (chronic.)
Besides the above, one hundred new names
have been entered in the dispensary books. The
greatest number of patients was eighty-nine; tbe
smallest. 71; daily average during the quarter,
seventy-nine; dispensary, 12; number of prescrip
The number of patients treated in tbe Hospital
during tbe quarter was as follows: December,
117; January, 121; February, 115. The total calls
at tbe dispensary, 1,10S.
Surgeon to tbe Qjeen'i Hospital
Mk. Editor : We have been informed by
official announcement that there is a great scar
city in the water supply for this city, and that
tbe water is shut off every night. And yet on
Tuesday and Wednesday last an employee of
tbe Water Works was to be seen at tbe bead of
Kaabumanu street with a tin bucket bailing out
the cistern, while the precious water, which is so
scarce, formed quite a little brook, all down the
street and into tbe barbor. As tbe water bubbled
along the indignation of passers by bubbled up,
at wbat was felt to be an insult to tbe people
of Honolulu. Tbe report was, that tbe cistern
leaked, and that the water was thrown out in or
der for repairs. It would have been better to
allow it to leak out rather than to make at such
a time, such an ostentatious exhibition of waste.
As things go with us at present, valley water
may ere long be sold in our streets at so much
a bucket, and some of us may be in tbe condition
of Coleridge's Ancient Mariner:
u Water, water, everywhere.
And all tbe bnarls did shrink ;
Water, water, everywhere.
Nor any drop to drink !
A solemn Pontifical Requiem Mass was cele
brated at the Catholic Cathedral on Thursday last
for the repose of the soul of the late Pope Pius
IX. The ceremony was most imposing. The ser
vices were conducted by the Bishop, in full canoni
cals, assisted by his clergy. Tbe funeral service
for the dead was chanted five times first by the
Bishop, followed by each of the four priests, in
turn, the effect being very impressive. The music
consisted of tbe Requiem Mass, by Muller. and tbe
Dies Irae. by Mozart. The Catafalque the same
as that used on tbe occasion of the Mass for the late
King of Italy stood ii the centre aisle, fronting
tbe altar, and was surmounted by tbe tiara, crossed
keys, and crossed staffs. Tbe pall was profusely
decorated with silver tears, and the sepulchral
death's bead and crossed bones; as was also tbe
various ornaments of tbe altar, etc. Tbe Libera
closed tbe ceremonies.
Tbe deceased Pontiff was born May 13. 1792. at
Sinigaglia, a liule town on the Adriatic, some
eighteen miles from Ancona. His family name
was Mustai Ferretti. During the pontificate of
Pius VII. he went to Rome to solicit a commission
in tbe Papal army, but was disappointed tor tbe
reason that he was subject to attacks of epilepsy.
Soon afterwards be received orders in tbe Church,
rising rapidly from priest to Abbot. Bishop, Arch
bishop and Cardinal, and seven years after receiv
ing the scarlet bat he was crowned with the tiara
of Pontiff. It is said that so great was his aston
ishment on reading the thirty-fifth ballot, which
elected bim, that he swooned away into an uncon
scious state. He was elected in June, 1846, and
reigned nearly thirty-two years. His early years
bave been sharply criticised, for no life, however
pure and holy, escapes criticism; but since be as
cended the throne of St. Peter, the tongue of "cau
dal has been silent, and tbe Church will be fortu
nate if bis successor shall equal bim in goodness
and virtue. The general mourning of tbe faithful,
and tbe universal homage of respect paid to bis
memory, are due. in part, to bis Bupreme excel
lence as a man, as well as to tbe exalted position
of bead of tbe Roman Catholic Cburcb, which be
filled through such a long and troubled period.
His successor. Leo XIII. was born on tbe 2d of
March, 1810. The photographs ot His Holiness,
for sale at Dickson's Gallery, exhibit marked fea
tures: square chin, denoting firmness, eyes expres
sive of benevolence, and a finely shaped, intellec
To the Editor of the Pacific Commercial Advertiser
Sir : In your issue of tbe 23J February is a let
ter beaJel "Tom Paine," and signed "Aliquis,"
tbe declared object of tbe writer being to show to
" the disciples of Tom Paine on these islands wbat
sort of a man he was;' and this "Aliquis " teems
to think is accomplibbed when be asserts that Paine
lived a besotted and degraded life and died miser a
bly. The writer founds all bis statements on an
article that appeared in the New York Obtervtr, a
religious journal of the straitcst sort of Calvinism.
"Aliquis" is apparently not aware that Robert O
Ingersoll, the well-known eloquent American lec
turer, (who, like Paine, is a pronounced Deist) in
August last addressed a letter to tbe editor of tbe
Observer, offering a thousand dollars in gold not
as a wager, but as a gift to any one that would
substantiate the story that Thomas Paine died in
agony and fear, or that be recanted bis opinions on
his death-bed; and that tbe Observer subsequently
backed down on a quibble and ate its own words.
Such appears to be tbe fact cf tbe case, as may le
seen on perusing a letter from Mr. Ingersoll, pub
lished in the San Francisco Daily Evening Post, ot
Xovemter 3d, 1877, to a careful perusal of which I
recommend "Aliquis" and all others who love the
Iu the letter in question, all tbe evidence aa to tbe
life, last illness and death of Paine is thoroughly ex
amined and sifted, and to any unbiassed mind it
overwhelmingly proves that the assertion, so fre
quently made, that Paine " lived a drunken and
beastly life and died a drunken, cowardly and beast
ly death," is a base and reckless libel on the dead.
"Aliquis" says Paine on his death-bed asserted
that there was no (Jod. Willet Hicks and Elius
Hicks, good, old-fashioned Quakers, who were with
bim frequently during bis last sickness, (and both
of whom tried to persuade him to recant) testify that
Paine " died as he bad lived a believer in God, and
a friend of man." Willet Hicks said " be was a
good man an bonest man." Amasa Woodworth,
who was with bim every day for some six weeks im
mediately preceding his death, and sat up with bim
the last two nights of bis life, declared that Paine
died tranquilly. Paine's will, written by himself,
commences as ful'ows : "Tbe last will and testa
ment of me, tbe subscriber, Thomas Paine, reposing
confidence in my creator God," and closes in these
words " I have lived an bonest and useful life to
mankind; my time has been spent in doing good;
and I die in perfect composure and resignation to
the will cf my creator God."
Judge Hogcboom, of Rennsalacr County, New
York, who was personally acquainted with Paine,
and used to see bim frequently during tbe last years
of his life in tbe city of New York, declared that tbe
charge that Paine was in the habit cf getting drunk
was utterly false; that be never beard cf such a
thiog daring tbe lifetime cf Paine.
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John
Adams, and James Munroe, each wrote letters to
Thomas Paine, expressing in the highest terms tbeir
appreciation of bis character and of the inestimable
service he bad rendered tbe cause cf Araericau lib
erty. Tbe Legislature cf Pennsylvania presented
him with 500; tbe State cf Xew York gave bim an
estate of several hundred acres; Congress thanked
him for his services. Would he have been tbe re
cipient of all these honors bad be lived a drunken
and beastly life? Nor did be die in destitution and
want, for in lfcO'J, when he died, after making the
will above mentioned, he owned a valuable farm
within twenty miles of New York and 20 shares in
an Insurance Company, worth upwards cf 81,600,
besides some personal property and ready money.
Tbe services be rendered 10 America by writing
tbe " Crisis," during the darkest days cf the Revo
lution, can never be forgotten Ly any true American,
who is not blinded by religious prejudice. He did
not believe in tbe dogma cf tbe inspiration cf tbe
Bible, it is true; but is that a crime or can it, fit
tbe worst, be considered as anything more than an
error of human judgment ? But is it a part of tbe
charity taught ty tbe founder cf Christianity to try
to dig op desd men's bones in order to befoul tbeir
memories? I doubt if tbe cause cf true religion
gains anything by such a course cf bearing false
witness against tbe dead. Piiilo Vebitas.
To the ftlitor of the. Pacific Commercial Advertiser:
Sib In a lecture entitled "Where are we?
what can be done?" which you did m the honor
to deliver in tbe Fort street cburcb vestry, in tbe
month of November, 1873, occurs tbe following
" But ladies and gentlemen, there is still anoth
er cause at work, that threatens with every year
in louder and sierner tones another crisis, from
which there is no help, but flight: Drought and
sterility Drought is tbe evil that during tbe last
five or six years has prominently appeared before
onr eyes, although its gradual progrpM for years is
distinctly marked out to tbe careful observer, and
I venture to assert, that there are fw that bave
been closer observers of the phenomena of
drought and rain, than myself. In tbe Commercial
Advertiser of June 25tb. 1870, 1 addressed a me
morial to tbe then assembled Legislature upon ths
danger threatening these islands from drought.
At the same time I submitted to tbe chairman the
most liberal and diMnterested proposal, to restore
to the Nuuana River a full supply of water within
five years by replanting tbe valley, and predicted
that, unless something were done soon. Honolulu
would be without water, except brackish well
water, in less than ten years. How far my predic
tions will be verified I leave to you to answer to
day after only three years bave elapsed out cf the
given ten years."
This question " Where are we?" was acked in
Nov., 1S73. Well, what cf it? Are wr not still in
tbe happy condition to ask that same momentous
question? only it comes a little nearer tome, me
tbinks. Tbe question Wbut can be done? ' I en
deavored to answer years ago, and repeat to-daj.
that a plentiful, sure and permanent water supply
for Honolulu can alone be derived from a forest
covered valley, unless tbe so long expected " cur
rents of air send in the meantime every fortnight
When it is considered that tbe annual evapora
tion of tbe ocean is fourteen feet, and on account
of their position, a solid body of water cf not lees
than from sixteen to seventeen feet is driven by
tbe tradewinda annually over these islands in tbe
shape of aqueous vapor; and considering tbe pres
ence cf the most magnificent appliances for a plen
tiful supply of rain in tbe shape cf mountains; and
at the same lime observing bow tbis people has for
years and decades looked on while cattle, wild an
nimals and tbe ruthless axe have robbed the coun
try of tbe only means which by change cf atmos
phere drew the water of the ocean from tbe hta
vens, wbat must tbe world think of this people ?
Tuat they are crazy ? T-rbaps always greedy to
grap five or six tons of ugr per acre from tbe
most generous soil, but too avaricious to spend a
dollar to s-ive the forest, tbe fountain of all. Now
retribution comts and is coming, and wonder of
wondets! ever body is nstonihed, that U real!
has come In due time, just as much as many
youngster is astonished when a long promised
spanking begins to Kting uncomfortably.
What raight hav been done Las ben Ifft un
done. Lven the great reservoir which tbould bold
tbe 4-mpty money bags las. I ssy, luckily not been
built, and tbe money thrown away. Ifbullt.lt
might bave contained sufficient water (if It kJ
not meanwhile evaporated at tbe rate of an Inch a
day) to tide over for a few years t water supply
from one shower of rain till another, provided tb
showers would fall often enough, but tbe bad ef
fect of a reservoir would bave been that tbe peo
ple would bave become so secure In tbeir very In
security that no steps would ever bave been taken
to restore the forest, until such would bave become
an impossibility. I bave seen tbe very largest
reservoirs in tbe interior of Mexico, between Sal
tillo and Durango, dried out by a four years'
drought. Such a long drought? you may perhaps
auk. Why should we be more exempt from drought
than tbe island of Fun Juan, in tbe West Indies, or
any other country in tbe tropics ? It is only a ques
tion of a few montns more, sooner or later, ana
the quondam Nuuanu Hirer will be one more ad
ded to tbe many dry ravines, old streams, that In
dicate tbis day wbero water, pure and sweet,
flowed from the mountains to the sea In tb long
ago, never again to bear within Its batikrt the gentle
murmur of the clear mountain stream. Tbe existence
of tho river as a river U i nded, although rains will
at times revive a stream, or more likely floods will
rush down the old liver bed and sweep roads and
bridges away somewhat ofu-ner than is desirable.
No one in tbe present dsy can be so silly as to sup-
pose that tbe river, which bas years on years In a
constant stream rolled from tho internal reservoirs
its millions cf gallons cf water per day, will bsve Its
fountains and deep bidJrn reservoirs, which it took
centuries to fill, rcpleuUbcd ly 4 or 5 or C years
even of unusual rainy seasons, to become agala as
young ana as iresn, ami vigorous as iweuiy-uv
yesrs ago; and. If that were po-sible, where is the
rain to come from ? Certainly not from tbe bested
air of those mountains of Nuuanu, when tbey are
once denuded of all forest, and bow that process
of denudation proceeds, tbe people of Honolulu will
bave ample opportunity to observe by looking up
Fort Street, where Mt. Tantalus so broadly oomes in
view. Drought tnHkes us attack on too loresi quim
tbe reverse from tbe usual sod gradual process cf
tbe disappearance of forests on the mountain sides.
Drought commences at the top and works down
wards, instead of the common process or working
upwards. You will see by looking up Port strict,
tbe sharp ridges, knobs and hillocks on the moun
tiu becoming gradually bare cf trees; then detached
patches of forest lying in valleys and shsdr hollows,
until Mount Tantalus is as lal Ihcaded si Diamond
Head or Buncbbow! bill. When? In less than ten
years, and if this drought should, as is very proba
ble, continue a year longer, it uiiy be in less 1 baa
seven vears. Jhcro may no uope mat sniwui
earthquake or tidal wave may change tbe atmosphere
towards a lasting rain; but sun people must ceur iu
mind that tbe heaviest rain will bring us more water
supply than a few cisterns full. II. IIoutii.
Ibo mansion cf Daniel Webster was lately de
stroyed by fire, loss, $M).000; iusursnce, 15.000.
Mrs. Fletcher Webster and ber son, tbe occupants.
saved a quantity of silver plate, pictures, and other
priceless mementos cf Webster. Tbe library was
removed some time sgo.
At a silver mass meeting bel I at tbe Cooper Insti
tute, New York City, tbe building was jammed by
those in favor cf rcmonctir'mg kilver. General
Kwing, who was tbe culy speaker, spoke at some
length in favor cf tbe repeal cf the llrsumptiou Act,
and in conclusion commented very strongly upon
the danger to free institutions cf a press owned Ly
unprincipled wealth, so that it might become tbe
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enemy instead M the inena ci lue people. 11c
thought that organized wealth, acting n political
questions, was as hostile to free institutions as tbe
Mobauimedau power to Cbiistiuu civilization In
Terrific storms occurred all along the Atlsntio
coast early in February, causing teuible destruction
of life and property. Tbe loiiu is said to be tbe
severest known for years; Llowiug down bouses,
driving vessels ashore, and devastating lbs vsiious
watering places and boltls of summer resort along
tbe coast from tbe Capes cf the Delaware to Man
hattan beacb. At Long Branch, the bath Louses
are all gone, and many beautiful Hummer bouses
either washed awsy cr Down to pieces by the gale.
The bulkheads are all destroyed, and tbe beach for
miles strewn with tbe debris, Tbe tclrgrsph wirrs
were blown down in all directions. Tbe water was
never known to Le so high. It washed over tbe
Liu f into Ocean Avenue iu many places. Heavy
snow storms prevailed in tbe New England States,
Hocking up tbe railroad tracks, delaying trains, and
otherwise obstructing business. Hucw slides Lave
occurred in Utah, burying quite a cumber cf people
in tbeir course. Altogether, tbe winter seems to
bsve been as exceptional elsewhere as with us.
Mrs. Isabella Beecber Hooker bad a bearing Feb.
22, Lefore tbe Senate Committee cu privileges and
elections. Mrs Hooker refuted wbat she called the
popular argument against woman suOrsge, namely,
that there are too many voters in tbe country, sr.d
that tbey are too ignorant ; that there is too much
liberty, too much freedom. She said tbe corner
stone cf tbe Hepoblio is God's own doctrine cf per
sonal liberty and personal responsibility. Liberty is
tbe steam, responsibility puts on the brakes, and
election day is tbe safety-valve, bbe then reviewed
tbe Indian question, which tbe said Lucretla Mott
could have settled peacefully and righteously long
sgo without any standing army ; and then touched
upon tbe Utah question, tbe Chinese question, tbe
labor question, tbe social evil, and a Lost cf elber
Tbe following is tbe full text cf tbe 8s moan
Treaty, lately concluded between the United States
and Samoa :
Abticle I. There shall Le perpetual peace and
friendship between the Government cf tbe fismosn
Islands and tbe Government of tbe United Slates.
Article II. Naval vessels of the Ucited Sistes
shall have tbe privilege cf entering and using tbe
port cf I'ago, establishing therein and 00 tbe shores
thereof a station for coal and ctber naval supplies
for tbeir n val and commercial marine; and tbe
Samoao Government will hereafter ueiiber exercise
nor authorize any jurisdiction within said port
adverse to such rights cf tbe United Siatrs cr restric
tive thereof. Tbe same vessels shall also bave tbe
privilege cf entering any ctber .ports cf tbe Samoan
Citizens cf tbe United Ststes sbsll likewise have
free liberty to enter tbe same ports with tbeir ships
and cargoes of whatsoever kind, and sell the lame
to any cf the inhabitants cf thote iflauds, whetbsr
natives cr foreigners, or to barter tbem for tbe pro
ducts cf the islands All such trsffio in whatsoever
articles of trsde or barter shall be free, except thai
trade in firearms and munitions cf wsr with tee'
islands sball be sui ject to regulations by thai -government.
A bill was introduced Ly Grover cf Oregon, au
thorizing tbe survey cf a water route from tbe
Atlantic to the Pacific, via the upper Missouri and
It is said that tbe Circassians are pillaging aad
massacreicg in tbe vicinity cf Constantinople, aod
that apprehensions cf rioting by disbanded soldiers
Tbe A'orth German Gaxttlt ssys: Russia ap
parently no longer attaches any importance to
Turkey's scceptacce cf tbe preliminaries cf pesos,
being intent on compensating any want cf political
success by a complete military triumph. , .
Two Japanese men-of-war, tbe Tsvkubalsn and
Seiki-kan, left Japan on tbe 17th of Janusry en
route to Australia aod Europe. Samesblma, Japa
nese Minister to France, wss to leave for Lis destina
tion last moatb.