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- BY C. S. BARTOW.
ON THURSDAY, : : : : MAY 2,
At 10 o'clock A. 51., wi'.l he old
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING,
1 JIICROSCOPE, COXCERTIXA, LOT OF BOOKS i
Variety of Other Merchandise !
C. S. BARTOW. Anct'r
UNDER. INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE
Home Officers, and alter a careful review oi the situa
tion, the Fire Insurance Companies represented by the under
, ned. have fixed upon One per cent, per avaani
the minimum rate for mercantile risks in Honolulu, except
ed only the Custom House Bonded Warehouse and the New
S-ramer Warehouse now building.
Honolulu, April 1st, 1378.
lx ferial Fire Insurance Company, pp A. J. Cartwright.
I. Hoffichlaeger k Company, Agents, North British and
Mercantile Insurance Co.
Ileo. II. Davies, Agent fr the Northern Assurance Company.
The Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Company, by
Bishop Co. Agents
Hamburg-Bremen Fire Insurance Company, by F A Bchaefer
& Co, Agents
Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, by Biahop & Co, Agents
The Transatlantic Fire Insurance Ccmpany, Limited, of Ham
burg, U Uackfeld b Co, Agents
The Hamburg Magdeburg Fire Insurance Company of Ham
burg, A Jaeger, Agent
Unioa Insurance Company of New Zealand, Wm O Irwin &
Co. Agents ap!3 3m
Ex Martha Davis.
From $125 to $225.
FOR SALE Br
CASTLE & COOKE.
FOR A. ILL. IE !
FIUE PROOF SAFE I
apl3 4t AT F. A. SCHAEFER & CO.'s.
A II I ,
Aid Dealer in All Kind of
FURNITURE, BEDDING !
Work Shop on Xanana St., above Uolllster's Store.
On hand, & for Sale Cheap,
Chinese Long Chairs. Dining Chairs,
Loonges, Bedsteadv, koa and nor west pine;
Mattresses, all kinds; Bureaus, Tables, ic.
KOA AND PINE COFFINS !
Full Line of Many Other Articles
Household I'll in it lire.
Too Numerous to Mention.
BEST CURLY KOA BOARDS !
Always on Hand.
apl3 3m A H 1. G5 7 O Nnuann St.
"K0 HAWAII PAE AINA,"
riWEXEW HAWAIIAN JOCRXAL, UNDER
M the management of the Undersigned, who for the
past twelve years has had the charge of the Kuokoa, has a
WEEKLY CIRCULATION OF 3,300 COPIES
And is steadily increasing. As an advertising medium, it has
no equal on the Hawaiian Islands. XT Advertisements
translated free of charge. Office, Gazette Printing Room.
JOSEPH D. KAWA1NUI,
proprietor and Editor.
A WORD TO THE WISE
THOSE WHO REGARD THEIR HEALTH
will drink no water that has not been filtered
Can be had Cheap at 95 & 97 King Street,
apS DILLINGHAM Si CO.
Merit the Public Confidence.
THE! ARE CONSTRUCTED ON MA
thematical, well known and long tried principles.
XT They are made by the most skillful workmen, of the
beat materials, and with the latest improved machinery, and
are hence necessarily nnifurm In constrrction and alike accu
rate and durable.
17 Their reputation as first class scales la firmly estab
lished, as they have been thoroughly tested, and are in use by
many of the leading railroads, the largest grain and iron
houses, and most prominent merchants in this and other coun
tries. 07 In our own city, where they are best known, there are
now in use more than four times as many as of all others put
tT They have competed successfully with all other scales
of known merit, and have been awarded First Premiums at all
the International Exhibitions, the St. Louis Mechanics' Asso
ciation, the State Fairs of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio,
Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Virginia, Texas,
17 At the Centennial Exhibition, at Philadelphia, 186, we
were the only scale makers who challenged competition and
submitted to the lest.
87 The manufacturers are responsible, and every scale is
warranted to give entire satisfaction.
We have just received an Invoice
ONE WITH THE PATENT COMBINA-
Dillingham & Co.
CITY or NEW YORK,
A NEW LOT OF
TVTsTtTl 1 la, C21g?tX.9
AND FOR SALE
In Bond or Duty 3?aid !
BY H. J. NQLTE,
Cdtner Queen and Nuuanu Sts., Honolulu
TONS HARD COAL IN SPLENDID
ORDER, lately landed ex AMY TURNER.
For Sale by C. BREWER ft CO.
BY E. P, ADAMS.
HOUSEHOLD JUIBNITUBE j
At the Eesidence of H. SCHMIDT, Esq.,
School Street, near Nuuanu,
ON ACCOUNT OF DEPARTURE,
MONDAY, : : : APRIL 29th,
At ten o'clock. A. M. will be sold,
The Household Furniture !
Consisting in part of :
One Walnut Hair Cloth Parlor Set, 7 pieces; One Mahogany
Hair Cloth Sofa, One Mahogany Centre Table, One Mahogany
Card Ttble, One Walnut Marble Top Centre Table. Mahogany
Book Case, Two Whatnots, Looking Glasses, Steel Engravings,
Chromos, Centre Kugs, Vases, Fancy Ornaments,
OJE SQUARE IRON FRAME HMO,
STOOL. AND COVER;
One White Walnut Secretary, Rocking Chairs, One Black
Walnut Bedroom Set, One Spring Mattress, One Hair Mat
tress, Pillows, Toilet Set, One Black Walnut Wardrobe, Dew;
Footstools, One Koa Bedstead, Mattress, Ac, Mahogaoy Bu
reau, Chairs and Tables, One Mahogany Extension Dining
Table, Twelve Vienna Cane Seat Chairs, One Black Walnut
Etagere, Writing Desk, Book Rack, Three Clocks, One Chess
Table, Glass and China Ware, Lamps, Floor Matting, Books,
&c. One Cook Stove and Fixtures. Kitchen Utensils, Bath
Tub, Shower Bath, Clothes Basket, Door Mats, Wash Tubs
Buckets, Step Ladder, Cords Firewood, ic.
E. P. ADAMS, Auct'r.
REGULAR CA0H SALE I
At lO A. M., at Salesroom
AND A COMPLETE INVOICE OF
American Goods !
JUST RECEIVED EX
Bark Martha Davis from Boston
Cheviot Shirts. Newport Shirts, Jumpers and Overalls,
Black and Blue Frock Coats, Sacks, Overcoats,
Fine Cloth Pants, Fine Vests, Ac, 4c.
Ex Steamer Zealandia,
A Fresh Line of Groceries!
Whittaker's Star Hams, Bacon,
California Cheese, Sardines, Green Corn,
Pork and Beans, Pigs Feet in Cans,
Lard, Candies, lib Salmon, lib Lobsters,
Yeast Powder, Black Pepprr,
Salt, Starch, Condensed Milk,
ASSORTED TABLE FRUITS !
Pie Fruits, Succotash, Cube Sugar,
Sacks Corn, Green Peas,
Soda Crackers in cases and tins.
Corn Meal. Mustard, Dried Apples,
Wrapping Paper, McMui ray's Oysters,
JAMS AND JELLIES!
Macondray'a Japan Tea,
Fine Tea In 41b boxes.
Card Matches, Devoe's Kerosene Oil,
TOBACCO, &c. &c.
E. P. ADAMS, Auct'r.
MANUFACTURERS AND IMPORTERS
A I - T- T E C It I I T I O IV S
PARTIES IN HONOLULU,
or other parts of the Islands,
DESIRING FURNITURE !
CAN BATE THEIR
Orders Filled at Lowest Rates
By application to Mr. E. P. ADA MS, Queen Street,
who has our Descriptive Catalogue with Prices.
O 1ST HA. 1ST D !
At Store of L. W. HOPP, King St.,
Black Walnut Bedroom Sets !
Black Walnut Sideboards,
Black Walnut Dining Chairs,
Oak Cane Seat Dining Chairs,
Cedar Bedroom Sets,
Pine Bureaus, Ac, A-c, ic.
E. P. ADAMS, Agent for Haw'n Is.
ap!3 3m -
THOS. C. THRUM'S:
TM1E POLYNESIAN R A CE.-its origin .and
migrations. Vol 1; by Judge Fornander. Price $3 00
THE HAWAIIAN ARCHIPELAGO By
Miss Bird. Price, $3.50.
POLYNESIAN RESEARCHES,! vols, by
W. ELLIS. Price 8 00
A TOUR OF HAWAII, IN 1843,-by W.
ELLIS. (A few copies of the original edition.) Trice $1.75
JARVES BISTORT O? THE HAWAIIAN
ISLANDS, Price $2.50
HAWAIIAN ANNUALS, for '75, '70, '77 and '78.
Price for each, 50 cts.
HAWAIIAN' GUIDE BOOK, Price, 60 cts.
K I AN A. A romance or the Sandwich Islands, by
JARTES. Price, $1.50.
SCENES IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS,
by Miss ANDERSON.
OUR JOURNAL IN THE PACIFIC,
THE SECOND INTERREGNUM, pamphlet
a few copies only left. Price, $1.50
A NEW SUPPLY OF
RUSTIC CABINET FRAMES !
Sherman Card Frames !
A variety of Card & Cabinet Passepartouts
E. S. CUNUA PROPRIETOR
MERCHANT STREET, HONOLULU.
Choice Ales, Wines, Liquors, Cigars, &c
DILLINGHAM & CO.,
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN HARD'
Cutlery, Dry Goods, Paints and Oils, and General
ap27 No. 85 King Street, Honolulu. ly
IMPORTERS, WHOLES ALE AND RETAIL
JL DEALERS IN
Dry Goods, Clothing, Hats furnishing Goods, Ladies' and
Genu' Boots and Shoes. Yankee Notions, $-c, Ac,
Capt. Snow's Building. Ni. 20 Merchant St. Honolulu. ap27 ly
Kaahumanu St., H. I., opposite Godfrey Rhodes.
J. II. WICKE,
U a. t n o t 3VTa.Zs.ox-,
ONE DOOR BELOW HOTEL STREET.
Furniture of all descriptions made and repaired at reason'
able rates. Good workmanship guaranteed. ap27 ly
IR. ALBERT JAEGER has this dny re-
1X tired from the firm of B. F. Ehlers & Co., and MR
AUGUST EHLERS has become a partner in the same.
Honolulu, April 17, 1878. (ap20 2t) B. F. EHLERS fc CO
TO LEASE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS,
rpHE PREMISES NO. 22, ALAKEA ST.
M. For particulars enquire of
JAS. S. LEMON.
A LL ACCOUNTS OF MORE THAN SIX
. months standing, if not settled before the 15th day of
May, will be passed over to an attorney for collection.
Honolulu, April 20, 1879. (ap20) IRA RICHARDSON.
. 6, 7, 8. 9, lO, 11, 12 and 15
HALL'S STEEL PLOWS,
1I1DE TO ORDER, AND ARE BELIEVED
IV JL to be the best Plows ever made for Hawaiian Islands'
work. Heavy Furrow Plows soon expected.
ap20 lm For sale by E. O. HALL & SON.
TJUMBER TWO AND ONE-HALF. THESE
ir are all iron, and ready for use in ten minutes.
p20 lm For sale by E. O. HALL & SON.
NOTICE OF REWARD.
I AM AUTHORIZED BY THOSE CON
cerned, to pay a Reward or $500 to any peison giving
information of the person who wrote recent letters from Ho
nolulu to China, accusing consignees and others concernea in
Chinpse Immigrant vessels arriving here, of causing such im
migrants to be sold and transhipped to other countries, or
that such immigrants tiere are not auowea me iuh anu equal
protection ol the laws for their personal liberty.
api3 4t W. C. PARKE, MarshaL
IS HEREBY" GIVEN THAT THE PARTNER
hio hitherto subsisting between us. the undersigned, in
Honolulu, as Clothiers and Tailors, under the name of Fisher
b Roth, is hereby dissolved by mutual consent. The under
signed, S. Roth, will continue the business in his own name,
and he will receive and pay all money due to and by the late
Dated this 1st day of April, 1S78. fc. ROTH.
mllE UNDERSIGNED. IN CONTINUING
A the above 1 usiness, would thank the old customers for
their patronage in the past, and will endeavor, by care and
attention to all orders, to merit the same in the future. Orders
from the other islands will receive prompt attention,
ape 3t S. ROTH.
THOSE DESIRABLE PREMISES NOS
148 and 150 Nuuanu Avenue. Apply to J. II. WOOD,
Nuuanu, or E. A. WILLIAMS, 64 Fort St. u3 tfj
TO LET OR FOR SALE.
TlHE PREMISES NEAR NUUANU AVE
nue below the Koyal Mausoleum, lately occupied by G.
H. Dole, Esq. Area of lot 2i acres.
nlO Enquire ol S. B. DOLE.
fVMIE MAKAI STORE AND ROOM OVER.
JL bead in the new fire-proof building, corner of Fort and
Hotel streets. Will be rented separately if desired.
jal2 Apply to C. BREWER A- CO.
A. H. HOUGHTON,
RICHARD STREET, between Merchant
and Queen St., Honolulu. Cheap Groceries, Dry Goods
and Furniture, Makepono. Give me a call. (ET A double
seated Carriage for hire and for luggage. mh30 3m
rjMIE WAILUKU VINEYARDS, 0OOO
bearing Vine AppliT o wrteL & BUSH,
an jg Or, on the premises.
20.000 BCRLrAor9sai.sbGAR bags-
U23 C. BREWER A CO.
DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP.
ffHE PARTNERSHIP HITHERTO EX-
Ji isting between the undersigned is this day dissolved by
All debts due by the late firm will be discharged by Henry
Bruns, and all accounts due to the firm will be received by
him. 11ENKY BRLNS,
The undersigned will continue the business of Cabinet
Mabinx in all its branches, at the shop corner of King and
Bethel streets, and will execute with care and fijrliiy all work
in his line. Orders promp'.ly attended to.
Honolulu, April 6, 1ST3 apl3 3t HENRY BRUNS.
Potatoes ! Potatoes !
POTATOES ! !
Ex Steamer " City of Sydney,"
ANOTHER INVOICE OF THOSE
Celebrated New Zealand Potatoes,
Packed in Wooden Crates of 50 lbs each, and all sound.
ap20 Just suitable for families. 2
An invoice cf this
CELEBRATED FEME TOE AT II Oil
And for sale by
Castle & Cooke.
To be affixed to Xos 5 & 6 ordinary Fenee Wire,
Making such fences Doubly Fffeclive.
LIVERPOOL & LONDON & GLOBE
INSTITUTED IN 183C.
A T THE 42nd ANNUAL GENERAL MEET-
ia ING of the Proprietors, neld iu tbe Company's Offices in
Liverpool, February 22d, 1878, the following were made,
among other statements Dy tne cnairman, to wit :
THE PREMIUM INCOME
After deducting the sums paid for Re-insurance of Surplus
Risks, amounts to $5,202,325 aud compared with; that
of the preceding year shows an increase or l 0,040.
(Including that of St. John, New Brunswick, in June last
nrt. r-h &.1 8 H-flftm IITIblint tCl '2-Sf I .865.
T oriih ihf Surnlim tlm Board of Directors have
carried $750,000 from the Profit and Loss Account to the
Gen'l Reserve & Fire Re-insuranee Fund
which now amounts to $5,750,000
TOTAL ASSETS, Derember 3 1st, 18U, $29,071,834,
Losses Paid in Honolulu, $25,429.
ap!33m KISIIOP Sc. CO. Agents.
PER BARK 'IOL AMI,'
AND FOR SALE BY
EST CORRUGATED GALVANIZED
Tinned Iron, 6, 7 and 8 foot lengths, 2 root wide.
Best Flat Annealed Galvanized Sheets, Oalv. Ridging,
HALED FEB WIRE,
No. 4, 5 and C;
BEST PORTLAND CEMENT I
Sheet Lead, in rolls, 2. 3, 4, S, 6 and 7 lbs.;
Shot, B. B. to number twelve;
Lead Piping, i, 1, 1 and IJ in.;
Galvanized Iron Piping !
From i in. to ii in. Also, Elbows and T's,
Black Tubing, from i in. to 1 in ;
Best Hoop Iron, j, i, and 1 in.; 19.g.
Galvanized Ship Spikes, 5, 6, 7 and 8 in.;
Galvanized Wash Basins,
Galvanized Iron Buckets, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 in.;
Tinned Iron Saucepans and Teakettles,
O-os, 3, Zi, 4 and 4 in.;
West India Hoes, Mos. 1 and 2;
West India Hoes, extra heavy;
Shovels and Spades,
Bat Traps, Nos. 1 and 2;
Oval and Konnd Galvanized Wash Tubs;
Hubbuck's Pale Boiled Linseed Oil.
Hubbuck's Raw Linseed Oil, in casks;
" Boiled Linseed Oil, in drums;
" Best White Zinc Paint,
" Best White Lead,
" Genuine Bed Lead,
Putty, in bladders; '
" Dry Yellow Ochre,
" Lamp Black, in papers;
BUTCHER KNIVES, FROM 5 INCH UP;
Pocket Knives, an assortment;
Alhambra Quilts, Toilet Quilts,
From 10x4 to 12x4,
Honey-comb Quilts, Ac, Carpets,
Axminster and Velvet Sofa Rogs,
PROTS, 1VEW STYLES
White Moleskin, brown, drab and buff,
Bedford Cords, Blue Cotton, Bed Ticking,
Orange Cotton and Grey Cotton Twills,
Gold Mixed Water Proof,
Green, Blue, Checked, Grey, and Black. -
Checked Poplins. Tartan Poplins, Figured Lustres,
Alpacca Plain Colors, Black Stripe Grenadines,
Colored Checked Grenadines.
Table Covers, white, red & fancy Flannels,
LACE BROCADED CHECKED DEESS GOODS,
Lace Satin Checked Dress Goods.
Brocaded Yosemite Striped Dress Goods,
Mat Quiltinr, Colored Cambrics, Colored Batifte.
Drab and Brown Pique, Bleached Honey Comb Towels.
Cotton and Alpacca Umbrellas !
BLACK AND COLORED
I?Veiicli Merinoes !
White Patent Victoria Lawn. Nainsook Muslins,
Jaconet Muslins. Zampa Skirting,
White Striped Sierra Lawns.
JOHN THOS. WATERHOUSE.
ffl oil, oil, oil, gi
Downer's Genuine Kerosene Oil!
JUST RECEIVED FROM BOSTON,
F!tt Bark IVlrnrtlia Davis,
AND FOR SALE BY
apfl DILLINGHAM Ax CO.
SCOTCH FLAX SAIL TWINE !
For sale by
BOLLES A CO.
For San Francisco Direct I
THE BARKEN TINE
Will have Dispatch for the above Port,
F? Having part of her Carco enraged. For Freight or Pas-
sage apply to (ap20) C. BRKWKK CO.
FOR PORTLAND, O.
TBS HAWAIIAN BARK.
Will have Quick Dispatch for above Port !
For Freight and Pssssge, apply to
aP27 H. UACKFELD CO.
For Portland, Oregon.
THE FAST SAILING BARKENTINE
Jane .A.. Talkiiibur,
Will Have Quick Dispatch for Above Port
Having the greater part of her cargo on board.
For Freight or Passage, apply to
i ' . iTI
CASTLE if COOKE, Agents.
iv o t x c e:
Shippers by the Stmr. Likelike
ARE NOTIFIED, THAT
Freight will not be Received
On the Day of Sailing, after 4 p. m.
WILDER i CO.
TIME-TABLE OF THE
SHEPHERD, : : : MASTER.
Tuesday, April 30, 5 p m...
Friday, May 3. 5 p iu
Monday, May 6,5pm
Tuesday, May 14, & p m....
Tuesday, May 21, 6pm....
Tuesday, May '28,5 pm....
Wednesday, June 5,5pm..
Monday, June 10, 6 p m....
Tuesday, June 18,5 pm....
Tuesday, June 25, 5 p m...,
Circuit of Hawaii
......Circuit of Kauai
Circuit of Hawaii
No Credit for Passage Money !
We positively decline to open accounts for Passages, and we
particularly call the attention of the traveling public to the
necessity of having Baggage and Freight plainly markei ; the
Steamer will not be responsible for any unmarked baggage or
lor any xreignt or mrccu uum. nvw.ip.vw
FREIGHT MONEY DUE ON DEMAND S
In all cases of Freight for parties not tesponslble or un
known, the Freight Money will be required in advance.
PACKAGES OF LIO.UORS AND WINES
MUST BE PLAINLY MARKED
For the prty whom they are for, or plainly stated in the re-
All demands for Damage or Loss, must be made within one
n-7" Hack Drivers, Boys, and such like, will not be allowed
on board the steamer upon arrival, uuw u. mc p..ue-.
naveueen .anaea. WILDER CO.
NEW YORK AND HONOLULU LINE!
Direct Vessels !
MESSRS. W. H. CROSSM A N 4BROT II ER
118 Chamber Street, New York, expect to have
Another Vessel in their New Line
FROM NEW YORK TO HONOLULU,
To Leave in all the Month of May !
ParH Imvinr freicht fbr this port and desiring to avail
themselves of this favorite route, will please notiiy the above
parties as early as possible tne amount oi room mey win nrci
to insure their shipments.
Will Leave Honolulu for San Franc lac,
ON OR ABOUT TUESDAY, APRIL 30th.
FOR SA1V FRANCISCO.
THE SPLENDID STEAMSHIP
CITY OF SlTDOTEn? !
Will Leave Honolulu for San Francisco
ON OR ABOUT TUESDAY, MAY 21st.
II. UACKFELD A CO., Agents.
Good for Shipment per Steamer can now
be Stored, Free or Charge, in the Fire-proof
Warehouse on Queen Street, known na Dr.
R. W. Wsod'i Building.
REGULAR PACKET FOR LA IJ AINA.
THE SCHR. NETTIE MERRILL,
J. U. HATFIELD, Master.
YriilRnaBcgalarly between This Tort and Labalna,
Honolulu Satnrdayt and Lahalna crery Wednesday.
mb30 3m H. HACKFELD A Co., Agents.
T. E. FOSTER & Co.,
GENTS FOR SCHOONERS
Mary E. Foster,
And the Water Boat.
dl5 Office on the Esplanade, Honolulu.
PACKET FOR KAU, HAWAII
MARY E. FOSTER 1
ROBERT BECK, MASTER.
For Freight or Passage, apply to
n!7 tf T. R. FOSTER A CO.
DISPATCH LINE FOR SAN FRANCISCO.
C. BREWER A CO., AGENTS.
Merchandise received STORAGE FREE and
liberal cash advances made on shipments by this
(02 ly) C. BREWER A CO.
BOSTON & HONOLULU PACKET LINE!
C. BREWER St CO., AGENTS.
Favorable arrangements can always be made for
RlnriV. Anil fihinmAM f S 1 T . II : J
1 I I II IIH I e - -- - w 1. fc vl vti, fiUUC VTOUI, U1UC,
and other Merchandise to New Bedford, Boston, New York and
other Eastern Ports. XT Cash Advances made.
02 IT C. BREWER A CO.
REGULAR PACKER FOR VAIALUA !
The fast sailing
8he 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. se29-tf
SALE OR LEASE.
THE PREMISES SITUATE ON NUUANU
Avenue, at present occupied by Mrs. 8. V. Yon Pfister.
For particulars enquire of GODFREY RHODES, or CECIL
BROWN. mblO 2m
SMALL CHAINS I
IZES FROM t-Glol.2 INCH. In QUAN
TITIES to suit. Received per H Cleta." For sale by
BOLLES A CO.
Government Land for Sale.
On the 25ih of May, 1878, at the front entrnre of Aliiolanl
nale, will be sold at public auction, the two lots on r.oiTaru
street, Honolulu, known as Ihe " Everett " premises. I r
price, $5,000. The corner lot is subject to a lease for five
years from January 29th, 1878; annual rental, f 3G0.
J. MOTT SMITH,
Minister of Interior.
Ia-rcaio Orrict, April 19th, 1878.
Wb, Kalakai'4, by the Grace of God, of the Hawaiian
Islands, King, do proclaim.
That it is Our Pleasure, In pursuance cf Our Constitution,
that the Members or the Legislative Assembly of Our
Kingdom do assemble at the Legislative Hall, at Our Capital
of Honolulu. lor the despatch of Public Business, at 12
o'clock on TuesJay, the thirtieth day of April, a. d. Eight
een Hundred and Seventy-elf ht.
Given under Our Royal Sign Manual at Our Palace, in
tbe City of Honolulu, this Fourth Day ol March,
Eighteen Hundred and peventy-eifbt, and the
Fifth Year of Our Reign.
Bi THE KlKQ :
J. Mott Smith, Minister of Interior.
SATURDAY. APRIL 27.
The decrease of the aboriginal population of
tbcee Islands has been the tbemo of writers for
many years, and 6ome have gone eo far in the
expression of their views as to predict the entire
extinction of the purely Hawaiian race in tbe
first half of the comiDg century. Among tbe
writers wbo have published their opinions on
this point we will mention the late Mr. Wyllie,
who held the portfolio of the Foreign Office from
1844 to 18G5 a period of over twenty years.
That gentleman, after a careful and diligent
comparison of the ratio of births and deaths for
a series of years as shown by the somewhat im
perfect census returns of twenty-live years ago,
and from such other sources of information ns
he could procure, and taking into the computa
tion the various subjects bearing upon the social
customs and general health of the people, gnvc it
as his firm conviction that but a handful of the
native people would be left in 1925, if, in fact,
they were not entirely extinct. We may well
ask, were tbe grounds for such a prediction well
At the rate of decrease going on in Mr.
Wyllie's day, such a hypothesis appeared reason
able, and the blotting out of the Hawaiian raco
seemed bat a question of lime measured by a
few short years ; but there are now indications
to be observed, dimly, it may be, that the tide
of desolation is about to be stayed, that it will
soon take a turn, and that the doom so often
predicted will be averted from the original inha
bitants of the land. It is asserted with consi
derable confidence, that in certain districts the
births are beginning to exceed the deaths, and
should this happy turn of affairs extend through
out the Kingdom, all the fears so often expressed
will prove to have been without proper grounds,
or that saving causes which did not exist at the
time, have sprung up since their utterance.
If it shall appear, upon further observation.
that the births are generally beginning to exceed
the deaths) to what cauce is the happy result to
be attributed? At first clanee, it would a r rear
that some great and beneficial change has been
wrought in the social and general habits of the
people, and that sanitary laws are becoming
generally better understood. The thousand
perils that environ the lives of children in civil
ized lands (where nearly one-half die in early
childhood) exist here in much less number, and
in greatly modified form. In fact, it is prover
bial that our climate is exceptionally favorable
to the health of children, and that but a tithe of
the care devoted to their comfort abroad is ncc-
essary here. This being the case, but compara
tively little in the way of legislation upon sani
tary matters, bo far as they affect the young, is
necessary, but that little should not be wanting.
It would, wc take the liberty to suggest, be a
wise step on the part of the Administration to
solicit an expression of opinion on the subject of
health and preservation of life among children
by the leading medical men of tbe country, these
opinions to be embodied in the form of essays,
and given in plain and popular language, easily
to be comprehended by all and to be translated
into Hawaiian. We are sure that in this way
valuable bints and information would be fur
nished, which might, if necessary, be submitted
to the Legislature and enacted into a law com
pulsory upon all parents or others having the
charge of children and youth. Wc feel that we
ought to go etill further, and state it as our con
viction that it is tije duty of the Ministry to
take up this subject in earnest, and arm them
selves by legislative sanction with tbe necessary
power to enforce all needed measures which a
thorough examination by medical men and those
experienced in the nurture and training of chil
dren shall how to be best adapted to preserve
the lives and promote the health of these little
ones who cannot care for themselves, and upon
whom tbe future of the Hawaiian race depends
Every possible legal measure bearing upon the
subject of tbe welfare of the children and youth,
consistent with tbe constitutional liberty of in
dividuals, should be adopted. As the object
sought to be accomplished it all-important, let
the policy adopted bo thorough it must be so
to be efficient and let it be carried out with im
partiality. Let each of us do all in our power
to remove whatever obstructions we may observe
in the way of the tide apparently dow so hap
pily turning in the right direction, and the sad
forebodings and gloomy predictions wc have so
often read and heard will soon become a thing of
the pa6t and be forgotten. Whatever may be
tbe fate of aboriginal populations in other lands
when brought in contact with a higher plane of
civilization, we think it can be shown here,
under the above-expressed conditions, that
the apparent anomaly will not hold good ; but
that, on the contrary, Christianity and Civiliza
tion will preserve the Hawaiian race from
Religion, Civilization and Humanity have
seen the process of decay going on for years ;
now, that tbe matter seems to be mending, let
them arouse, and spare no effort to make amends
for tbe apathy of the past ! The path of duty
is plain ; let there be no hesitation to enter upon
it and walk in it until the broad plains and
fertile valleys of these Inlands shall teem with
population, as in the days of Cook one hundred
years ago a population of native Uawaiians
of a new generation, whose blood has had new
infusion from tbe ancient stock of India !
In conclusion, it is well to give the following
statements, believed to be correct : The present
Eopulation of Honolulu is about 15,000 ; nam
er of children in schools 1,500; the births for
some years in this district have exceeded the
deaths, and the same is said to be the case in
various other districts. We hope ere long, to
give some interesting statistics on this subject
from a reliable source. The census, to be held
at the close of this year, will show us what we
bave to look for in the immediate future.
Hkr Majesty, Queen Kttp'iolanl, returned by
the steamer Likelike last Sunday morning from a
short visit to the windward Itlands. We under
stand the excursion was a pleasant one, and much
We notice In tbe Gattttt that it has pleated His
Majesty to appoint their Excellencies W. L Moe
honua and Smucl Kipi as Nobles of tbe Kingdom.
We understand that Wenner Si Co., Jewslsrs,
will present a silver cup, valued at $C5. to ths
winner of the purse at the trotting race. This race
is open to horses bred in the Kingdom, only.
We would call attention to Adams' sals of House
hold Furniture on Monday next, at tbe residence
of II. Schmidt, Esq. a good opportunity for those
needing anything to complete their houtoL&Id
Fob tht information of members of the Order of
Good Templars, we would state that the nights of
meeting of the different Lodges are arranged a.)
follows: Monday evening, Ultima Thule; Thurs
day, Queen Emma; Friday, Kaumakapili; Saturday,
Kawaiabao: and Sunday afternoon, I'alama. Mem
bers of sister Lodges are always welcome visitors.
We print, to-day, an interfiling letter from the
Editor, dated at North Kohala, Hawaii. It gives
a brief but graphic sketch of the planting prospects
of that fertile district which will be read with
interest by all who desire tbe development of the coun
try, without which there cin be no permanent im
provement in the condition of the people.
Mit. Cm x Lino, of Hieng hang, China, son of
Mr. C. Afong of thla city, baa won one of the prlrcs
in the junior clans at Yale College, which entitles
him to be one of ten to speak for another price
at the junior exhibition. He baa chosen as Lis
subject: "TLe Influence ol Education on Chi
Mis io. The band will lay this afternoon at
Emma Square, at 5 o'clock. Tbe fullowing is the
Festival March, Albert IMward Klvry
i Fyrriure iprra, rner renin.. u V Iwr
H i, Hum nt (lie Vienna ron-st ....Mtrauas
(rand Hrlwtion 0xTa, Norma (new) ..Ilrlllnl
t MVtm for Hie flariunet Opera. I.urla lmituKI
Quick l'ulka, I'cr lorre ..Htrauss
New SrKAMtR. We see by the Kuokoa that our
enterprising townsmen, Wilder & Co., are having a
steamer built at San Francisco for the circuit trade
of the Island of Oabu, to make monthly trips. Tbty
advertise that they will pay cash for 1.000 buncbra
of bananas each trip. We presume that they will
also purchase such other mat kctable produce as the
people may have for aale. Tliev expect the vessel Id
July, and Intend bcr to brgin the service without
deliiy after her arrival.
Kamuiamliia Dat. Au excellent programme
for the celebration of tbe 11th of Jans has been
prepared ly the committee of arrangements, which
will be found in our paper this morning. Tbe
value of the different purses will be given next
week. From the interest felt by cititens generally,
we have no doubt that subscriptions will be liberal,
good figures already beading tbe list, which may
be found with Mr. II. Macfarlane, the Huoretary. All
information as to entries, etc., can be obtained of
Mr. (I. Waller, Clerk of Ihe Course. The celebration
will be opened with an address by tbe President,
Capt. Jas. Makee.
Nick Wokk. A very fine pkcoof woik may be
seen by those who admire work of art, at Mr
Chris. (Jertz's woikhhopon Hotel ritrt. Wm re
l.T to a billiard table which be baa just flnlxlied.
The table In 6x10, made out of Koa wood, and
trimmed with some of the most tasteful decorations
of tho ornamental wood Kou. Tho leg are octa
Ronal. the etiHbion-raiU are of rose-wood and laurel,
and the wholw Is of the highest pollnb which art
can jjivo to those valuable kinds of native woods.
It i a piece of work which confers honor upon the
manufacturer, and stamp Mr. Chris. Gertz as a
very superior workman.
Gbai'k. Mr. II. Cornwcll has tent us a specimen
bunch of grapes from his young vineyard of 700
vines, just coming into bearing at Waikapu, Maul.
The bunch is not large, but the berries are perfeot,
of uniform size, and real beauties. The vines are of
the Inabclla variety. It seems to us that there must
be many localities, at the heads of the numerous
valleys which run up into the mountains on all tbe
Llainlg, where there is no luck of necessary moisture,
peculiarly adapted to tbe cultivation of this delicious
and healthy fruit. Any excess of production beyond
demand could be easily cured into raisins, for which
there would be no difficulty in finding a market for
all we might bave to spare. A little effort and dis
crimination are all that is necessary to make grape
culture a profitable industry. Will not the native
journals bring the subject before their readers?
The I'aumotu Islands were swept by a terrible
burricaue on the Cth and 7th of February last,
which caused great destruction cf life and property.
Tbe Island of Kaukura was completely covered with
water ; all the bouses were swept away and 127
persons drowned. Atiaa, another of tbe Islands,
was half under water ; lirander's and Godefrry's
stores, the government buildings, and nearly all
the cocoanut trees were blown down, and many
boats smashed up. The other islands also suffered,
bouses and trees being blown down. Tbe schooner
Comet, which left Ansa tbe day before the hurricane
for IUrakcs, on a diving expedition, with three
white men and fourteen natives is supposed to be
lost. Pieces of her have been picked tip on the
different islands, and her boat has been found on
tbe Tantari Ileef, Tahiti. Tbe schooners Hornet
and trine were driven anliors at Apati, and
became a total loss. All tbe boats belonging to tbe
island were lost.
The Catholic Cathedeal. Tbe alterations and
improvements In this church, to which ws alluded
last week, have been on a roost extensive scale,
and have added very largely to the fine appearance
of its interior. We have only room to give the
followiag brief particulars t A new roof raised
several feet bas replaced the old one ; tbe whole
building has been plastered with cement on ths
outside, and brick buttresses at regular intervals
built all round to strengthen the walls ; the
galleries (alterations not yet finished) paneled and
strengthened ; the celling of tbe church paneled,
moulded and ribbed, and profusely decorated with
wreaths, stars, paintings aud tvedalions ( there
are eight pairs of ribs, and at ths Intersection of
each pair are painted two angtls with clasps!
bauds, from which are suspended candelabra,
and a new floor has been laid throughout. Tbe
present windows are to be replaced with stained
glass; and various other improvements are io con
templation. Tbe work so far aoaomplibed has
occupied about three years, and bas been execuled
by tbe lay brothers connected with the cburoa.
We bave no hesitation in saying that It would be
a credit to professional architects. A visit to
the church is necessary to give one an adequate
idea of the extensive alterations and improvements
that bave been male.
The El ar dice LisASTta. Another cf those
frightful accidents which shock tbe mind on per
usal bas just occurred on the eoast of England,
vix , the capsizing and sinking of a ship with tbe
loss of nearly every body on board. Home wrong
or faulty element seems to have entered ioto tie
modeling of ships in our day, to judgt, from the
frequency of these accidents. It is but a few
years since another fine ship cf war, the CajHain,
capsized in the Bay of Biscay, when nearly all
were lost. England , whose Interest Is ber navy,
as tbe right arm cf ber strength, is unbounded
bas spent millions in building ships with a view to
greater efficiency for naval operations, and if any
serious disregard cf well known laws of displace
ment or centres of gravity bas been shown ly ber
marine architects, these disasters will not cause
The sinking cf tbe Eurydict, which has elicited
these remarks, occurred close to the esplanade at
Ventnor, Isle cf Wight, so close that her rigging
was plainly visible. There seems to be ao doubt
she was carrying too much sail as tbe squall struck
ber, for when it passed she was not to be seen.
The schooner Emma, which was parsing tbe
Eurydict at tbe time, rescusd five persons after
they bad been in the water an hour. Three cf
these died, so that there remnln but two persons
living out of a total of nearly 400 men. All bands
were mustered cn deck for prayers' at thfl tuna
of the disaster.