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FRIDAY. JCXK 7, 1ST
The agricultural outlxk throughout Ihe group continues
m' it favorable;
refreshing showers falling: quite plentifully
wLereTer needed, an J cheering the hearts cf those hitherto
deswmdeit. All cause fjr anxi-ty seems now O be pretty
nearly removed, except ia a lew districts on Kauai and
There U little change to note in San Francisco 'luotatiics o'
our staples. The condition of the market there will he learned
from Wil.iams, Blanchard &. Co." Circular, which is as
Si Fbancisc.., May 21-.h,lS73.
Since the departure of the steamer Zealand!., 13th inst, our
market for Island produce has remained unchanged, although
a slizbt improvement ia the demand f jt Sugar is noticeable.
Arrivals from Honolulu have been: Charter Oak and I C
Marrav, 12th; Discovery and L'ureka, lCih; steamer Wilming
ton, 21m; and steamer Australia, 2il. The schooner Mary
Swann, from ilo, arrived loth.
The vessels up tor Honolulu are the Discovery and D C
cgan Rent arrivals Lave teen chiefly those ot 15a;
Sugars Ijt Refinery. Km of Hawaiian have f'ld at 7 to eic,
but there ia a firmer Inline;. Latest Manila advices report a
Rice Hawaiian. TiftTic per ft,; Pu:u, none in first hands.
Oils Our quotations remain the same, viz, Cocoajiut, 60c;
Polar Crude, ib4i,Mc
W halebone No arrivals or sales to report.
W&r.l Prict-s are easier an 1 market dull.
H.drs lry, Io&I'jC; heavy salted. Sc.
CV.ffee Kona, 17ii&17Jc; nominal.
Frerghts To Liverpool, il 7s &; and fr Aurust loading
American ships can obtain 2 11& Gd.
w heat $1 Witi p-T 100 If,.
I loar Superfine, 1 20-24 75; Extras, f j iuAO i- r 150
Exchange On London. 60 days. 41; on Honolulu, 23 it
cent. We remain yours fi-r.fu!lv.
WILLIAMS, BLAM7ARD A: CO.
The San Francisco DaiTy Commercial News of May 22 says:
" rince th Reciprocity Treaty vi:h the Hawaiian Islands
took ertecl, the trade between Honolulu a:.d this port has been
steadily iicreasina; in importance. The steamer Wilmington,
which arrived yesterday, took down one of the largest cargoes
ev?r sent thre. and brir,?, back a larz' ami valuable cartfo of
I.Ucd proiluce. The sailing vesat-Is that were regular trailers
between this city and Honolulu before the Treaty or the steam
ship line wrt accomplished facts, still Cad active an 1 steady
employment in the Island trade. The bark L C Murray,
winch will probably clear to-day, will take out a full cargo.
This vessel has ben favorably known to the trade for a me
years, and her owners seem determined that the good reputa
tion she has maintained in the part shall be sustained. Since
her arrival in port she has been tboroushly overhauled, new
masts have been placed in her, and the is fitted out with a
complete new set cf wire rigging."
MtaixE Disaster. We regret to chronicle the loss of
the schooner Caroline Mills, near cnokaa. Hawaii, on the
2th u!t. Her freight was all lost, and the vet set herself is a
total wreck. This is the second vessel that Reed k Sisson
have lost; the first being the Fanny, whi h was wrecked about
three months ago at Panaluu, Kau.
The bark V C Murray left for this port on the 20:h, and
may be looked for daily. It is reported however that she is to
f'Uch at ilo.
The bktoe Diicovery was loading at fan Francisco, May 20j
and would have immediate dispatch hither.
The Jem Perkins with lumber, cleared at Port Townsend f jt
this port on May 24.
The arrivals for the week have leeo as Mows: June 2d,
Am bk Buena Vista, 26 dajs from Port Townsrnd; Cd, stmr
Wilmington, 9 days from San Francisco, 7,535 pkgs indse, and
passenger, to II IlackfeM & Co; 7ih, HUMS Daring, from
Departures have been: June 1, German corvette Leipzig, for
Japan; Iolani, f r 6an Francisco, domestic produce valued at
112,170 02; foreign do, $450; Victoria, for Victoria.
The next mail for San Francisco will be dispatched by the
City of New York, on Tuesday next, June 11. She will be
f illowed by the Wilmington on June IS.
By the following statement, which we find in the Pan Fran
cisco Call ol May 23, it will he observed that money here will
secure better returns than at that place.
Money is plenty and easy. Bank rates 9(2!10. A 1 Com
mercial Paier, IfcCi', call loans, secured by unquestionable
collateral, per cent, per annum; Mortgaged Paper, im
proved city projerty. H.WJ-
Meeting or Sugar Merchants. New York, April ISth.
A meeting of New York sugar importers and rentiers was
held to-day. Resolutions were adopted to the effect that the
meeting disapproved of the tarilT on sugar as proposed by the
Ways and Means Committee ; that the interests of the impor
ter, refiner and consumer of cigar, as well as the interests of
the Government in the collection of revenue, ought to be
equally considered in the formation of a new tariff on sugar;
that such duty should not he imposed on the basis of yielding
a larger revenue than under the existing tariff, sugar already
being one of the most dearly taxed articles on the list. The
following additional resolution was added :
Rttolvrd, That if Congress adopts the polariscope wc de
precate a division of sugar into daises where the difference
f a single degree of polarization would involve a heavy differ
ence in the duty, and recommend that uion all sugars not
above No. 13 standard in color, the duty should be assessed on
a graduated scale corresponding to the saccharine richness as
ascertained by the polariscope, and that there should be a dif
ference of five cents per hundred pounds on each degree.
PORT OF HONOLULU, H. I.
A Kill VA US.
1 Schr Kekau'u'dil. Maluilii, from Il.mahi, Kauai.
1 Schr Prince, riimerson. from Kona A: Kau, Hawaii
1 Schr Annie, Kalua, from Koloa, Kauai. .
2 Stmr Kilaueallou, Marchant. from Kalaupapa.
2 Am bk Buena Vista, Keller, 26 days fin Port Town-
3 Am Stmr Wilmington, Fuller, S days from San
5 Schr Warwick, Jno Hull, from Kalaupapa, Molokai
6 Srh r Ka Moi. Sears, from Kahului, Maui.
6 Schr Mary Ellen, Kuanoni, from 1 1 ilo
6 Sclir Kulamanu, Mana, from Kohala. Hawaii.
41 Schr Manuokawai. Kaiwi, from Hajiamaulu, Kauai
6 rtchr Marion, Kiblin, from Koloa A: Waiinea
6 Schr Jenny, pake, from Nnwiliwili, Kauai.
6 Schr Haunani, ISika. from llanalei, Kauai
tt Stmr Kilauea Ilou, Marchant, from Kauai.
6 fchr Pa to, Slocuni, from Kohala. Hawaii.
7 H. B. M. S. Daring, John (I. J. Hanmer, from ilo
7 Schr W ailele, Kalauao, from Maliko, Maui
23 Schr Wailele. Kalauao, for Maliko, Maui.
1 Schr Leahi, Kaaina, for Kohala, Hawaii.
1 II I German Majesty's corvette, Leipzig, Capt Tus-
chen, for Japan.
1 Haw bk Iolani. Garrels, for San Francisco.
1 Costa Kiea bk Victoria, llopp, for Victoria.
3 Stmr Kilauea Ilou, Marchant. for Kauai
4 Schr Nettie Merrill, llaltield, lor Lahaina, Maui
4 Schr Annie, Kalua, for for Kohala, Hawaii.
4 Schr Kekauluohi, Malaihi, for llanalei, Kauai
4 Stmr I. ikelike. Shepherd, for Maui A: Hawaii.
4 Schr Prince, Simerson. for Kona and Kau, Hawaii
6 Sim Kilauea Ilou, Marchant, fr Lahaina Ac Kahului
7 Schr Mary Ellen, Kuanoni. for Ililo, Hawaii.
The Pacific Mail Steamship Wilmington, A Fuller, Com
mander, sailed from San Francisco May 25th. 1S7S, arrived at
Honolulu June 3d, with 7535 pkgs freight. Experienced pleas
ant weather and liget winds during the entire passage.
E T Tlatt, Purser.
Faost Saw Francisco Per S. S. Wilmington, June 3
7502 pkgs mdse and 33 parcels do.
Fa fast Fbajtcisco Per Iolani, Jane 1
Molasses, this 239IRice, bg 1
Coffee, t g 5iSugar, lbs 1,577,121
Val foreign produce $ 450.00
Val domestic produce . 112,170.92
Fbom Wisdwabd Ports Per I.ikclike, June 2 W Good
ale, I P EeUs, J EeUs. II R H Likelike Cleghorn, Miss M
Keckley, W L Green, TF MuUw, J E Chamberlain. Dr J
Wight, Miss A Moffit, A McGregor, R G Wignal, Capt James
Make, u CornwelL Major G W Macfarlane, A Bolster, 11 Ii
monil. A Edwards, Bishop Willis, Miss Hitchcock, Mrs II 11
Hitchcock, and 74 deck.
F bum Sax Fepncisco Per S. S, Wilmington, June 3
ueuii, ansa si j Uilmann. Miss M P Stowell, Miss Sarah
Bent, Dr U C Ledyard, UU Gould, M Stevenson, J h Law
aou. Ah Sum, Ah4Kum.
Fob Windwaed Pobts Per Likelike, June 4 Hon L
NcCully and wife, Miss S Kent, Dr J Wight, Hon W O Smith,
Hon II Kuihelani, Capt Jaa Makee, Majtr G W Macfarlane,
M Pico, Dr H C Ledyard, G McNeal, W J Maxwell A; child,
-loo L Aholo, Akanaliilii, J P Sissons, L Grieves, W Goodale,
W Norton, G K Hapai 4c wife, L Cabot, C Y Aiona, Moses
NAluai.J Mali, and 75 deck.
McBaYDB At Bnrdeswood. Wahi
May loth, Drsca McBbtde, a native of Argylshire, Scot
land. Aged 52 years.
Killktt At Wainiha. Kauai. May 28, Richard Thomas
Kbllbtt, eldest son of the late Richard John Kellett. Aged
boat 40 years.
A New Improvement in Sugar Mills.
By the politeness of Mr. F. Banning, of this city,
our attention has been directed to the May number
of The Mercury of India, published in Amsterdam,
in which we find the following :
" The Spanish Ambassador at Taris, together with
the members of the Royal Commissioners of Spain
for the Paris Exhibition and the Engineer Togores,
hate recently gone to Joinyiile-le-Pont, to be present
at the trial of a new machine for grinding sugar
cane, invented by Mr. Alonzo Reynoso. By thisln-
geniously devised contrivance, which will appear at
the Paris Exhibition, the cane yields 84 per cent, cf
its gross weight, while by the present style of work
ing on the Island of Cuba, the richest sugar land of
the world, only 65 per cent, is obtained. In conse
quence of thus new invention, the riches cf not onlv
the Antilles, but the product of all sugar-growing
countries, will be considerably increased. The Em
peror of Brazil, who during his last visit to Paris in
spected this Reynoso machine, has given orders for it.
The visitors above-mentioned were quite satisfied with
Ihe arrangement and working of the machine."
The foregoing is important and of great interest to
oar sugar planters. As we bear that some cf our
townsmen purpose visiting Paris and the Exhibition
rthia coioKer, we trust to hear further particulars
af this new ittjjrovement in sugar mills.
SA T UR DA V, J uyE 8 .
! V IMMIGRATION.
; The arrival of the Slormbird from Islands of
; the South Pacific, last week, with eighty-five
i immigrants, Las given a fresh interest to the sub
i ject of Immigration, with which the future wel
fare of our Island Kingdom ia bo closely con
nected. Capt. Jackson's notes ot his cruise were
published in our journal last Saturday, and as
they throw much light upon a question that
deeply affects every interest of the country, they
are worthv of a careful rerusal and study. To
one point, in particular, we desire to call atten
tion. In speaking of future voyages, he says
" the Government need not fear any difficulty
whatever in the way of obtaining an ample sup
ply of immigrants of the Eastern Polynesian
race, as plenty can be obtained not only from the
islands we have visited this voyage," but also
from several other islands of which he is in pos
session of every information ; and that the round
voyage should not for the future occupy more
than four or four and a hall months.
It seems to us that this important statement
of Capt. Jackson, coupled with the results of
his initiatory cruise, are quite sufficient to re
move any apprehension we may have felt hereto
fore a9 to a proper available eource of supply,
and it now remains with ourselves to say how
far we shall improve the opportunity opened to
us to introduce new life and blood to " assimi
late " with and recruit the latent energies of
our own people. We are not among those who
look forward with doubt and gloom upon the ul
timate fate of the Hawaiian race. On the con
trary, we feel much encouraged as to the way in
which the problem is now being solved ; for we
have seen a turn in the tide of depopulation,
that is full of the brightest hope, and if we im
prove our present opportunities wisely and well,
the period so often predicted of our utter extinc
tion will have to be looked for in the far-off ages.
In looking into this question, the Cret and
principal point that attracts attention, and which
is calculated to awaken anxiety, is the great dis
parity of the Eexes a disparity that is constantly
increasing ly steady arrivals of Chinese male im
migrants. We do not see how anyone can be
blind to the danger that threatens us from this
source. Wc need uot look further than the
Coast for a lesson on this point. We can con
trol the evil if wc take it in hand at once ; if
neglected, it will soon acquire dimensions with
which we cannot cope. We hope the present
Lesislativc Assembly will turn its attention to
this matter now, for prevention is far better
than cure, and some wise legislation is impera
The statistics of our last census (1872) afford
important data for our guidance in this question
of Immigration, particularly upon the point just
presented. The census of that year 6howed an
excess of males, in the entire population of the
Kingdom, of 0,403. From this statement, it is
quite evident that the Loard of Immigration
6hould not overlook the importance of a larger
proportion of females than we have heretofore
received with our immigrants; and this applies
with peculiar force to the Chinese immigration,
for by the census we see that the people of that
nationality foot up 1,831 males and 107 females!
We all know that the accessions of late to our
population of Chinese, have been almost exclu
sivcly males. This is a feature in the inimigra
tion question that concerns every member of the
community, and should not be lost sight of.
The late Mr. Wyllie one of the truest friends
and as earnest and faithful a public servant as
Hawaii ever knew had a favorite hobby (pro
ject is the better word) that of an Empire of
the Pacific, with a Kamehameha at the head,
and Honolulu the capital, a confederation of
Chiefs, which should be recognized by the great
Powers. In the event of such an empire, the
relision, civilization and laws of Hawaii would
necessarily be extended south and west through
out this ccean. Events passing at the present
time seem to indicate that Mr. Wyllie's dream
may yet be not all a dream. Wandering Ilawai
ian sailors in the past, and latterly Hawaiian
missionaries have made known Hawaii nei as
" Wahoo " or " Owhyhee " to the inhabitants
of the numerous groups as a wonderful Island
Kingdom, away off to the eastward, the people
of their own race, but possessed of great know!
edge and rich in all the savage mind regards as
valuable. It is, therefore, not a matter of sur
prise that those islanders all want to come to
Kinz Kalakaua's dominions, " where there's
work and food for all," as the Irish emigrant
song has it.
But it is not so much for the purpose of sup
plying immediately our labor market that we re
gard so favorably this 6cheme of immigration
from Polynesia, but more particularly to recu
perate the aboriginal Hawaiian race, and by the
infusion of new blood and vigorous health, ena
ble the ration to take a new start, and give it a
still better chance to escape the doom of extinc
tion so often foretold.
It is to the interest ot all tnat these new im
migrants should be used well, lney are, in a
measure, the wards of the Government, and the
Board of Immigration, in whose charge they
are, should sec that no advantage is taken of
their ignorance of our laws and customs. We
must remember that the success of future voy
ages will be greatly affected by the accounts these
immigrants may send home to their friends. It
is true, and is to be regretted, that the Board is
only an advisory, cot an executive body ; and it
is to be expected that the Assembly will give it
that legal status which is absolutely requisite for
its successful working.
In conclusion, we say, let us send for more of
these peonle at once, and get as many women
among them as possible. We engage to return
them to their homes at the expiration of a cer
tain period : Let us make their residence among
us so pleasant that they will prefer to stay with
us and make these Islands their permanent
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON. ;
From Our Special Correspondent J :
Washington, D. C, May 17th, 18.
UOVSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. C
Perhaps nothing impresses one more with.' the
rapid march of events, or the kaleidoscopic chtfages
of this century's history, than an intelligent ac
quaintance with the Forty-fifth Congres3 c the
United States. Here are men who staked the jr all,
and lost; who, like the ex-President. Ulysses imp
eon Grant, destroyed their first rounds built c?i the
ladder of fame, and have built up from the ground
again; men cf the South, who in the reverses of
our great national etrugglo have endured fc linger
and want, tut who now stand side by side w.ta the
leaders from the North, their voices equally respected
in the council chambers of the Union. This is not
only a rare phase in the chronicles of a people, but
it is renlete with significance, and testifies to the life
and tenacity of our republican institutions. By far
the most dramatic and most observed figure on the
floor of the Hall of Representatives is
ALEXANDER HAMILTON STEPHENS,
Of Georgia. Since Mr. Stephens took his seat three
years ago (after an absence dating from the Twenty
ninth Congress), every consideration has been shown
him by friends and former foes. Such a man, under
all circumstances, through his wise forbearance, his
established integrity, his wide culture, and his great
wealth of governmental experience, commands a
certain deference; but as the Vice-President of the
" Lost Cau3e," reinstated in his old relations to this
Government, his feeble form assumes a dramatic
character, and for the moment it might seem that
we are all playing a part, so wonderful has been this
transition. None save those who have seen Mr.
Stephens can realize his extreme feebleness of body,
which, joined to a brain ever on the alert, ready and
eager for the mental combat, seems even more
emaciated and helpless. His petite form, which is
never seen erect, as he does not attempt to walk,
might be mistaken for a lad of fourteen playing in
his grandfather's chair, when be ia slowly rolled
into the ball on wheels. He only weighs eighty-four
pounds, and his placid face has the paleness of
death, which has left no trace of pain, while all the
soul, all the purpose of tbe man, seems concentrated
and finds expression in his wonderful eyes, which
are large, dark, and glow with genius. When he speaks,
which is not often, his utterances are shrill through feeble
ness, but slow and well chosen. As soon as the Speaker rec
ognizes him, silence settles on the House. All listen with
attention to that which may be his last expressed opinions.
He lives very quietly at his hotel, yet not unlike the surround
logs in the way of attendance that John Randolph of Roanoke
preferred; for the "member from Georgia" has several old
servants who, though freemen, have not left " old master."
Spending au evening in his parlor several winters since, the
manner of his life revived some old pictures of the &outh. Mr.
Stephens expressed a wish to wash his hands before taking his
seat at the whist table. One negro brought some water in a
shallow basin, a second followed with a towel, while the third
brought some " home-made soap" in a gourd. At the whist
table Mr. Stephens seems as much determined to win as in a
parliamentary discussion, and a wise opponent is the one who
allows him to come out ahead in the rubber. Mr. Stephens is
only sixty-five, yet judging by hia attenuated form, we would
add a full score to that number. He is very conservative on
all the exciting questions of the hour indeed, has ever been,
for when borne away by his theories of State Rights, and the
resistless torrent of rebellion, to sign tbe "Ordinance of Seces
sion," he exclaimed, " I do this with a solemn protest." He
was a great admirer of General Grant, and used to go often to
the White House. Upon such occasions the President would
always come out 10 meet him, and giving his band, help him
out of his carriage, which was in itself a picture of Peace.
The House has accomplished more since the letter sent your
paper on the 13th than in the months previous. The district
bill has been passed, and very able discussion has been given
the tobacco tax bill and the tariil' bill. Mr. Wood, of New
York, introduced this latter, and its friends are chiefly those
whose constituency is deeply interested in the protection ol
commerce. Possibly no protective tariff ever has been con
ceived strong enough to meet the demand of Mr. Kelly, of
Pennsylvania, whom the inhabitants of the Hawaiian Islands
will renember as the most earnest oppose r of tbe Hawaiian
Reciprocity Treaty. So violent is Mr. Kelly as a protectionist
that there has been given him the very significant appellation
of " Pig Iron." Asa speaker he is not ready with retort, but
ponderous with statistics. General Nathaniel P. Hanks has
also been active in debate during the last few days. lie will
also be remembered by your readers as the most determined
friend of the Hawaiian Treaty. He is a man of remarkably
fine personnel. His head is finely shaped, and his heavy suit
of hair silver white. His voice is a grand baso profundo, and
one is oiten fascinated by its music, though not in sympathy
with the speaker s theories. A bin for the re-endowment of
William and Mary College, Virginia, has engaged considerable
attention, but it was tabled until next session, as the very
word -'appropriation" seems to alarm the modern legislator.
Mr. Randolph Tucker, of Virginia, is one of the most able men
in the House upon judicial or educational themes. He was.
previous to his election to the Forty-fourth Congress, Professor
of Equity and Public Law at Washington and Lee University,
Lexington, Virginia. He is of the best type of representative
men from his old State large and chivalric in bearing and
his speeches have the rarest humor, well blended with the
closest judicial reasoning. The interest of the tobacco regions
was very ably guarded by Mr. McMahon, of Ohio. This gen
tleman is one of the workers of the House, and perhaps there
is no representative Irom that prolific State more esteemed for
head and heart qualities, though it has such lawyers as Milton
Sayler and ex-Secretary Jacob 1. Cox, such well knowu
legislators as James A. Garfield and Chatles Foster.
FOR THE RACES !
rjMIE STEAMER ROBBIE WILL Rl'X
M. regularly to Kapiolani Park on TUESDAY, making as
many trips as she can during the day. The steamer will
make her first trip leaving the steps, Charlton's wharf, at 7f
o'clock in the morning. It
rMIE UNDERSIGNED HAVING BEEN
M. appointed administrator, with tbe will annexed, of tbe
estate of Isaac Uarbottle, deceased, requests that all persons
indebted to the said estate will pay the same; and that all
claims against the said estate be presented to the undersigned
within sn montts from the date hereof, or they will be forever
V. C. PARKE,
Administrator estate of I. Uarbottle, deceased, of Sipahalu
Honolulu, June 6th, 1378. juS 4t
Notice, Honolulu Fire Departm't
AT THE ANNUAL ELECTION FOR" EN
GINEERS of the Department for the ensuinz year, held
in the house of Mechanic Engine Co. No. 2, on tbe evening of
' . . ' 1 L-J .1 w 1 1 . w- - -
vuuc u, i3io, luc iuiiowing soara oi engineers was eieciea, viz:
i.tUKUt LUCAS Chier Engineer
JOHN NOTT 1st Asst Engineer
S B DOLE 2d Asst Engineer
It C7AS T GULICK, Sec'y H F D
LINE OF BOSTON & HONOLULU PACKETS
TOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
-L'SJ American bark Martha Unrit will
from Huston for Honolulu in November next. Freight
auru 111 L.UW I KATKSi Apply to
C. BKEWKK & CO., Honolulu; or
CH A3. BREWER r CO.,
juS 6t 27 Kilby Street, Boston
JUST RECEIVED !
Direct from Paris,
ME'S SUPERIOR FREfH GAITERS,
Double and Single Soles. Also,
A SMALL LOT OF
Benkert's Fine Dress Boots,
FOR TEN DOLLARS A PAIR.
PROGRAMME-JUNE 11th, 1878
best 2 in 3.
(Kamehameha Hymn) Band
Free to all horses. Mile heats
Bace to harness.
1 Kansas Maid, b m Hunt
2- Champagne, b g A gnew
Open to all
Two mile dash. To
horse saves stakes.
Circuit Court, Second Judicial District,
Ilis Honor Mr. Justice McCully of the Supreme
Court sailed for Maui on Tuesday last to bold the
June term, to open on the 5th Inst., Mr. E. Preston
acting for the Attorney General. The criminal calen
dar ia &a follows:
Ia the matter of P. N. Makee, contempt of court.
The King ts. Kaiwi. Four separate charges of
forgery, on commitment, one by the Pdlua Magistrate
of Lahaina and three by the "Pistrict Justice of Ma-kawao.
The King vs. Edward Helcken, assault with
The King vs. Manuel de la Crnz, gross cheat.
The KiDg ts. Williama, assault and battery. .
The King ts. Elia Malailua, forgery.
In the ciTil calendar are eight cases j three ejestr
ment suits, one libel for divorce, and four appeals in
matters of eslttes from decisions by Judge Pomander
of the Circuit
Cattle Ranch Sou. Yfe learn thai the land of
MokaLeia, at Waialua, was purchased this week by
an association f Portuguese grajsiers, (or ?lrQ0Q.
The House bill of the Pacific Uailroad has happy prospects
in the Senate, with such championship as Senstor Tliurman,
of Ohio, and Senator Johnston, of Virginia. This is one in
which not only the South, but the whole world is interested, as
it proposes a route from "blue to blue." It will be seven hun
dred miles less than any survey heretofore made not an in
considerable item to the traveler. But statesmen touch sub
sidies gingerly now, and will not consider railroads unless they
be so guarded with restrictions as to protect Government from
the sharp practice it has experienced from corporations. The
people are getting very tired of monopoly, and if hydra headed
Communism ever becomes a terror to this land, as seems
imminent, railroads will have to answer dearly for their greed.
" The cloud no larger than a man's hand," yclept " Florid
Investigations." has grown apace, and on the afternoon of the
13th burst at last suddenly upon the House. Mr. Potter, oi
New York, introduced a resolution asking that a Special Com
mittee of eleven members be appointed by the Sjieaker to in
quire into the alledgcd frauds. Mr. Potter's resolution was
based on the action of the Legislature of the State of Maryland,
in which allegations it was stated that E. F. Noyes, now Min
ister to Prance, was party to the frauds, and accuses the
lion. John Sherman, Dow Secretary of the Treasury, of having
knowledge of these illegal transactions. The excitement in
the House was intense. Many Senators were on the floor, and
there seemed for a few minutes a complete consternation.
Many peace-loving citizens would in this crisis of our country
'rather suffer for the ills we have, than fly to those we know
not of;" but a few hot-heads bent on improving "Ihe lesson of
the hour" (such men of course never do learo a lesson), but
rush on inconsequently, and unhappily take many with them
into turmoil and discord. The resolutions provide, or ask to
provide, that said Committee be empowered to act after the
adjournment of Congress, if needful, so that the dread of being
kept here during the heated term need not delay its adoption.
Whatever is shown by this investigation, it is not supposed
that the result will be the unseating of Mr. Hayes; and judging
from that serene individual's placid countenance, he has no
fears. He is the living, healthful embodimentof the old saying
that "possession is nine points of tbe law." Vet notwithstand
ing the peaceful serenity of the Executive brow, his position is
not to be envied, if only in consideration of the disaffection of
certain leading men in the Republican party.
PROFESSOR JOSEPH HENRY.
Amid the tumult and the wrangle of legislative excitement,
the Speaker was called upon to announce the death of Dr.
Henry, Director oi the Smithsonian Institute; and the name
of this great man of peace this truly good man was a
strange contrast to the hot passion of the hour. Professor
Henry was in the eightieth year of his life, and his days have
closed upon a career of uuturpassed eminence in this land,
rivalling indeed any in the old world. He is claimed as the
father of science in America, and the man who pre-eminently
enriched the world through his practical adaptation of pro
gressive science. To him we are indebted for the electric
telegraph. Morse, when a poor portrait painter, learned irom
him the law of electric currents, and received the suggestion
that signs and symbols might be transmitted through this
medium. He then, assisted by Mr. Vail, exerimented until
the glorious result was obtained. Not a fortnight since, at
the call oi Professor Henry, the National College of Scientists
convened at the Capital, and their octogenarian President,
feeling his end approach, tendered his resignation, which was
promptly and lovingly refused by his admiring colleagues,
who instead presented him with the neat little sum of forty
thousand dollars a very substantial compliment, as this de
voted scientist had been too intent on higher things than the
amassing of a fortune, and too honest when solicited to lend
his eminent name to speculative schemes which would have
been good as gold. Professor Henry leaves a widow and
three daughters, and this sum of forty thousand dollars is after
their death to revert to the Smithsonian Institute, and be
known as the "Henry Fund.-' Was not this a graceful act
gracefully performed ?
Literature is a dissipation in Washington, from the begin
ning of tbe Lenten season until the warm weather drives all
social life to the mountains or the seashore. A week ago,
when it was quite warm, a rapid exodus was anticipated; but
for the present the weather is so cool that it is quite phenom
enal. Without, the roses, the pansy, the lily, and the colum
bine are in full bloom, while within doors the furnace fires
hare all to be again started. This is comforting to Congress
men, who were beginning to complain of having to remain here
in such hot weather, and it also Keep alive the literary spirit
of our social life, which is quite exceptional. There are a
large number of musical, dramatic, literary, and art clubs, or
circles, which, though each based on an individual basis, are
linked one within the other until the circle is complete, and
would find a perfect prototype in the circle of the linked chain
of the old Franklin paper dollar of revolutionary fme. The
social evenings are sometimes in the parlor, then in the
studio. At them papers are read, pictures exhibited, music of
all varieties rendered, recitations, humorous and crave, siven.
and dramatic performance not infrequently is the order for the
evening. This winter there has been a decided preference
shown to the lectures or reading of papers. Almost everv
ism" of this progressive see has had its representative at the
Capital, and a large proportion of them have been gifted wo
rn ea, who have "discoursed divinely" upon their specialties.
All factions have been heard wjlh generous patience, and
discussions ot a spicy nature have sometimes ensued. What
the result of all this will be it is not yet possible to determine'
One lady described her experience rattier amusingly, saying
that she was always in full accord with the last female ad to.
cate she heard, they each being so clever, so earnest, so
smooth, and so very reasonable that she could find no point
upon which to hang an argument. If the men have been as
readily influenced, we suppose the result of all this delicate
haranguing will be victory to the last speaker.
Ihe literary-social lire in Washington is bevond all com
parison the most delightful in the conntry, and such as to enti
tle the city to be most justly styled the "Paris of America."
It will be more than tbat, fur the basis of social life here is
more true, more elevated, than in any other place in the
world. i.t is a democracy of brain. Cities ot the old world
welcome a monkey if a ducal coronet tncirolus his brow.
Commercial cities of Amepc allow the viIgarest clowq from
a bar-room social eminence if a sudden turn of the wheel of
fortune has made him a millionaire. In Washinctoo the
poorest clerk in department life, if he has gifts of a rare mental
quality, and address to use them, is welcome and equal In the
highest circle. jj. B. J.
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SCPREM E CO U RT OF THE II A W A 1 1 A N
Islands, in Probate. In the matter of the estate of Syl
vester Zablan y Castro, late of Honolulu, deceased at Cham
bers before Mr. Justice Judd.
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published in Honolulu, for three successive weeks previous to
mc uuic lucrciu itppoiuieu ior sam neario.
A. FRANCIS JCDD,
Justice of tbe Supreme Court.
Attest: A. ROSA, Deputy Clerk.
Dated at Honolulu, 14. I., this 31st day of May, A. D. 1S7S
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