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BY E. P. ADAMS.
j nMBErTftT AUCTION !
: : JUNE 15th,
Kt 12 o'cl-v'k, non, will be sold at public auction,
1 The emeus liliiber
" Con'is'ine of 2400 feet of Fencing Boards, Lot of Scantling,
ReJ Wool Pom, Board' will be sold iD lots.
i E. P. ADAMS, AuctV.
BEGUMR CASH SJUE !
ON THURSDAY, JUNE 20th,
A I I A. M. at Salesroom,
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING,
Fancy Goods, and
E. I. ADAMS, Anct'r.
REM ESTATE AT AUCTION !
By Order of Cecil Brown, Esq.
ON SATURDAY, ::: JUNE 22nd,
At 12 o'clock noon, at Salesroom, will be sold,
That Certain Piece of Land
OX MERCHANT STREET.
Adjoining the premise of Major Mahnka, and belonging to
K'tupaina, and containing an area of 11-100 of an acre.
With the Balldiny and Improvements Thereon !
Title, Roy il Patent 2401. Deeds at expense of r-archaar.
E. P. ADAMS, Auctioneer.
By Order of C.Afong, Esq.,
Surviving member of the firm of Afonu r Achuck, acting
under authority of the Supreme Court of the Hawaiian Islands.
1 shall sell at public auction,
On Saturday, : : June 29th,
at 12 o'clock noon, at Salesroom, all
The Island of Hawaii.
anl known as
The Kaupakuea Plantation
WITH A LI
THE LANDS, BUILDINGS,
CATTLE AND CARTS,
and property belonging to the same, as per inventory, which
can be seen at my office.
E P ADAMS, Auct'r
Has a Fine Complexion !
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s:' .;,'.a T v
But it Is more than doubtful whether it excelled, in parity, the
complexions of the
LVI3I3SJS WHO USE
That Inimitable Auxiliary of Female Loveliness,
DILL'S HAM AM WHISKER ME !
HAIR AS RED AS THE FLAME OF A
Volcano, or white as the dead moss on a Florida Hemlock,
Can be changed to a glorious brown or lastrons black.
By a Single Application cf
Hill's Instantaneous Hair
AND WHISKER DYE !
FOR SALE BV
j.l9Cm M. MclNERNY.
The Challenge Standard
iu the World, and when material used. Power,
W orkmanship and Durability are considered, it is acknowl
edged to be the
CHEAPEST WIMIIL SOW IX USE
We are the ONLY Manufacturers in the World of
THE DOUBLE-HEADER WIND-MILL
For power purposes, such as running Custom
Grist Milis and Feed Mills.
ALWAYS VICTORIOUS AT FAIRS
And Practical Testa.
THE ABOVE MILLS, IN VARIOUS SIZES,
For Irrigation and Pumping Water for
Stock Farms or Family I se.
I ' vo of the latter are now here and can be seen on ap
1 - to the undersigned.
- -' -ther particulars, address
CHALLENGE MILL CO..
, Batavia, III., TJ. P. A.
J 1MRS S. LEMON,
Honolulu, II. 1. Ju28 ly
J. 0. MERRILL & CO.,
Agents for the Eegnlar Dispatch Line of racket.
jul ADVANCES MADE OS CONSIGNMENTS. tf
niS JIST RECEIVED
TSx " Mystic Belle,"
3STEW GOODS !
Which are offered for Sale at Lowest Rates
Devoe's Kerosene Oil,
Vulcan Kerosene Oil,
Ox Bows, 14, 13 and 2 in.,
Boston Card Matches,
Large and Varied Asst. of Chairs :
Washington Wood Chairs, Baltimore Bent Tcp Dining,
Steamboat, Garibaldi, Astor. Oak Office, DoogUs,
Child's Double Top Dininff, Oak and Cottage,
Dining, Rocking, &c. Sc.
Also, ess: lolani
Corrugated Iron, 6, 7, S in.,
Black Iron Tubing, from J to 1 in.,
Best annealed Oiled Fence Wire,
Sheet Lead, from to 7 lbs.,
An assortment of Saddlery,
Saddle Cloths, Bridles and Bits,
Galvanized Tubs and Buckets,
A. Few Racinjj Saddles,
Also, Now Landing ex Christine:
Anchors, from 100 to 2600 lbs,
Short Link Proved Chains,
(from 1-4 to 1 in.)
EX "CITY OF SYDNEY"
&c. &c, &c.
Also, a Varied Assortment of
If I E It C Iff A IV I I S E !
JUST RECEIVED !
Per ' lolani,' from Bremen !
MI LLER'S I'ALK ALE. in pts and qts,
DO. LAGER BEER, in pts and qts,
BREMERMAN VS LAGER BEER, in qts
BAVARIAN" EXPORT BEER, in qts,
EXG LIS II FO RTER. -'Pig Brand,"
ENGLISH I'ALK ALE. Tennant's,"
Champagne Due de Montebello,
Carte Blanche quarts and pints,
Do. Sillery Mousseux in qts.
Pale Sherry in Wood, of Superior quality,
in kegs of 10 and 20 gallons,
Pale Sherry in Cases of one dozen each,
Cognac, different brands, in cs. of 1 dz. each
Claret Chateau Larose,
Bordeaux Wine Chateau Richebon,
Hock Schloss Johannisberg in qts.,
Hochheimer in qts. and pts.,
Hungarian Wines, Tokay,
Palugyay & Sons, Pressburg,
Sparkling Hock in qts. and pts.
FOR SALE AT
P. A. Schaefer & Co's.
THE STORM BIRD
Will Sail about June 27th, and will touch
at the Samoan Islands,
If a suEcient number of passengers apply to make it an object.
It WILDER & CO., Agents,
A2&. THE FAVORITE AMERICAN BARK
D . C . MURR AY,
J AS. FROST, Commander.
Will have Quick Dispatch for above Port.
For Freight or Passage, having superior accommodations
for Cabin and Steerage Passengers, apply to
julS C. BREWER & CO., Agents.
LINE OF BOSTON & HONOLULU PACKETS
1VOT1CE IS HEREBY GIVEN" THAT THE
American bark Martha Lavi. will sail
from Boston for ITonolulu in November next. Freight
in urn n I v i itA l rJS. Apply to
C. BltE W EK & CO., Honolulu; or
CIt A3. BREWER 4- CO.,
juS 6t 27 Kilby Street, Boston.
FOR PORTLAiVD, O.
THE HAWAIIAN BARK
Will have Quick Dispatch for above Port !
For Freight and Passage, apply to
ap27 II. HACKFELD If CO
TIME-TABLE OF THE
STEALER ' LIKELIKE,'
Wednesday. June 19. & p m Circuit of Kauai
Tuesday. June 25. 5 p m 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
for any Freight or Parcels unless Receipted lor.
FREIGHT MONEV IJUE ON' DEMAND S
In all cases of Freight for parties not lesponslble or un.
known, the Freight Money will be required in advance.
PACKAGES OF LIQUORS AND WINES
MUST BE PLAINLY MARKED
For the prty whom they are for, or plainly stated in the re
All demands for Damage or Loss, must be made within one
Ti.:..A-a Tn. Ami aitoh lib will nnt hp allnwpn
J 1 1 H IV 1II1CI9I uwjajouuouvii " -
on board the Steamer upon arrival, until after the passengers
nave uceu itiuucu.
de8 WILDER & CO.
NEW YORK AND HONOLULU LINE!
Direct Vessels !
MESSRS. W. II. CROSSMAX & BROTH 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 !
Parties having freight for this port and desiring to avail
themselves of this favorite route, will please notify the above
parties as early as possible the amount or room tney wm need
to insure their shipments. mh!)
STEAMSHIP COMPANY !
FOR SAIV FRANCISCO.
Tlie Still' WiSnaiiiston,
Will leave Honolulu
Just Received !
FROM PHILADELPHIA & NEW YOEK
A FINE ASSORTMENT OF
Ladies' Misses' & Children's
FRENCH KID :
English Serge and Fox Button Boots,
Serge and Kid Fox Balmorals,
Rid and Serge Slippers,
Sandal and Inlaid Slippers,
Lina, Newport and
Ladies and Gentlemen's
French Silk Umbrellas,
Saratoga and Leather Trunks,
Valises, Bags, &c, &c.
On Tuesday, June 18th, 1878
For Sydney, via Auckland !
THE SPLENDID STEAMSHIP
ON OR ABOUT TUESDAY, JUNE 18th,
Cherclirr, Com Hinder.
Will Leave Honolulu Tor San Frnucinco
ON OR ABOUT TUESDAY, JULY 9th !
II. HACKFELD & CO., Agents.
Goods for Shipment per Steamer tan bow
be Stored, Free of Charge, in Hie Fire-proof
Wnrehouae ou Quern Street, known aa Dr.
R. W. Wood' Building.
DISPATCH LINE FOR SAN FRANCISCO.
C. BREWER Si. CO., AGENTS.
Merchandise received STORAGE FREE and
liberal cash advances made on shipments by this
(o2 ly) C. BREWER & CO.
BOSTON & HONOLULU PACKET LINE!
Favorable arrangements can always be made for
Storaee and Shipment of Oil, Bone, Wool, Hides
and other Merchandise to New Bedford, Boston, New xorlt and
other Eastern Ports. E7" Cash Advances made.
o2 ly C. BREWER & CO.
REGULAR PACKETFOR WAIALUA !
The fast sailing
M: Scliooner KATE,
?he has been thoroughly overhauled and repaired, and will
run as a regular packet for the above port. For frieght or
pasn-ige, apply to the Captain on board. se2S-tf
TO LEASE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS.
THE PREMISES NO. 22, A LAKE A ST.
for particulars enquire of
ulG J A3. S. LEMON.
REGULAR PACKET FOR LAHA1NA.
II onolulu, May 25, 1S7S.
Ex Martha Davis.
From $125 to $225.
FOR SALE Br
CASTLE & COOKE.
THE SCHR. NETTIE MERRILL,
J. II. HATFIELD, Master.
WIMEna Cenlarlf between This Port and Lahaina,
Honolnla Saturdays and Lahaina every Wednesday.
mh30 3m II. HACKFELD & Co.. Agents.
T. E. POSTER & Co.,
GESTS FOR SCHOONERS
Mary E. Foster,
a j w x Manuokawai,
And the Water Boat.
dI5 Office on the Esplanade, Honolulu.
PACKET F0RKAU, HAWAII
MARY E. FOSTER !
ROBERT BECK, MASTER.
For Freight or Passage, apply to
nlT tf t. R. FOSTER k CO.
THE BELL TELEPHONE.
BELLS are expected in a few weeks, which will be leased
at New York rates.
C. H. DICKEY,
Ju lm Agent for the Haw'n Is.
SATURDAY, JUXE 15.
Hawaiian MlsiIo.v Cuildkkx's Society. Thi
2Gth Anniversary ihli crjeif ty will be held tbi
evening, at Ik o ciock. iu the vestry ot Fcrt street
Church. The public are iuviU'd to attend.
Masonic. A special meeting ot Lodge Le Pro
grea de l'Oceanie, So. 124. A. F. and A. M.. will
be held at the rooms on King street, on Tuesday
evening next, June 18. at o'clock. Visiting
brethren are invited.
Mails. Our next in-iil from San Francisco and
the East will be due on Tuesday, the ISth. per
steamer .Australia, uiid the mail tor United States
and Europe will leave on the sume day, per
Tue classes at Oahu College, Punahou, will be
examined on Mond.iy. Tuesday and Wednesday of
next week. The graduating exercises will be held
in Fort-street Church on Thursday evening, June
20. The public are invited.
Goyebnment Schools. The Annual Examinations
of the Government Schools have taken place the past
week, with satisfactory results, generally. We re
gret that we are unable to report any of them, as
business engagements did not allow us to attend.
We are requested to state that the Annual Ex
amination of Miss Agnes Aylett's School will take
place next Tuesday, June IS, at the school-room
of Madame Christina, Fort street. We presume
tnc cAcicises win ue open to all interested in the
cause of education.
Mcsic. The band will play this afternoon at
Emma Square, at 5 o'clock. The following is the
Grand March "Heroic"
Overture, Opera "If 1 Were the King"
Wallz " Spring Flowers"
Selection, Opera Macbeth"
Sacred Melody "Prayer of the Madonna"...,
Galop -u Under Crossliar.d" (New)
Personal. We bad the pleasure, last Tuesday,
of a visit from Mr. Thomas Gardiner, formerly
connected with the newspaper Grm of Morrill.
Anthony & Co., publishers of the old Sacramento
Union. Mr. Gardiner has been running the Wel
lington (N. Z.) Evening Chronicle, from which he
has retired, and is now on his way back to Cali
fornia, with the intention of associating him
self with some newspaper on the coast. We
believe Mr. G.'s New Zealand newspaper ex
perience has not been very agreeable.
Railroad Survey ox Hawaii. The following
is from a private letter from Mr. C. V. Housuian,
dated at Uonokaa, June 5th : " I have arrived at
Honokaa, Ilamakua, and the line is so far com
plete from Waimea 1o Paaukau. but the grade
down to Ilonokaa is rather steep. The line runs
above the Government road about 400 yards,
above J. K. Mill's store, and at Paauhau to within
150 yards of the Government road. We have had
rain every day, but we are all well and in good
spirits. I shall begin the Waimea to Kawaihae
line on the 5th. and hope to leave for Honolulu
on the 15th."
Azores Association. Last Thursday was St.
Antonio's Day, and was celebrated in a quiet and
appropriate manner by our fellow-citizens of Portu
guese nationality. The members of the above-named
association, with their families, and several invited
guests, met at the residence of Antone the florist, on
School street, and enjoyed a neat and sumptuously
provided dinner. The table, it need hardly be men
tioned, was superbly decorated with flowers from
Antone'a garden. The Rev. Father Lenore occupied
the head of the tabic, and the utmost good feeling
and harmless conviviality prevailed. Among the
Portuguese are some of our best citizens, industrious
and law-abiding. We may mention that in eight
families represented at the dinner, there were
Sudden Death. At about C r. m. last Tuesday a
native man named Kailiuli, apparently about C5
years of age, came to his death quite suddenly.
He was sitting on a box at the edge of Judd's
wharf, when he was seen to suddenly fall over
backward into the water. The captain of the schoon
er Katerina, lying at the other side of the wharf,
hearing a boy call out that a man had fallen over
board, ran to the spot and got him out. but life
was extinct. The old man's daughter, who was
near at hand, stated that her father had had a
fainting fit on the previous Sunday, and it is quite
probable that he died in a Gt, as he fell but a short
distance into the water. Deputy MjUtaal Dayton
made an examination into the cifeninstances, with
the foregoing result.
Kameuameua Day. The 11th of June was in
stituted in 1872, as a public holiday, by Kame
bameha V, in commemoration of the founder of
the family, Kamebameha the Great, who, from
being the chief of a single district of the Island of
Hawaii, by the force of arms reduced the whole
group to his sway. The day was observed iu this
city by the closing of all Government offices, and,
after 10 o'clock a. m. by the closing of places of
business generally; by the display of bunting on
the shipping and on shore, and by a salute at
noon, from Punchbowl battery. The city was
quiet throughout the day. the bulk of the popula
tion being out to witness the races at Kapiolani
Park an account of which will be found else
where. To-xight Mr. Val Vose gives his farewell per
formance at the Hawaiian Hotel, prior to bis depar
ture for Australia next week. We have so often
spoken in commendation of Mr. Val Vcse's enter
tainments that further praise becomes superfluous.
Go, and take the children, for it will be a long time
before they have an opportunity of another treat like
that now offered.
There will be no lack of amusement this even
ing, for the Amateur Dramatic Association also give
a performance at the theater, Miss V. Crooker mak
ing her last appearance prior to her departure for
California. This Association, composed of local
talent, is really worthy of the public recognition it
has heretofore received, and we note a constant im
provement in its members which will soon place
them in such a position that they will have no cause
to fear adverse criticism.
The Kerosene Fiesd. We have to chronicle
another fatal accident from the use of kerosene,
and this time under very painful circumstances.
At Kahuku, on the windward side of this Island,
on Tuesday, the 4th instant, a native woman named
Makaluhi Pikai, and her little child about two
years of age, were both horribly burned with
kerosene, and died in a short time. It seems that
the woman had been lighting an open fire for
cooking some fish, using for that purpose a rag
dipped ia a kerosene can, leaving the can standing
carelessly near the fire. While her back was
turned the child upset the can. which exploded,
and instantly both child and mother were en
veloped in flames, and literally burned to ceatn
before assistance arrived. The husbaud, who was
absent in Honolulu, returned to find his home
desolate, and is said to have become insane in
consequence, ibe woman, who is affectionately
spoken of by the neighbors, was near ber confinement.
Letter from Kau.
The following very interesting letter is from an
occasional correspondent, whose favors are always
acceptable. Maui, which has heretofore been in the
first rank for enterprise, must certainly look to her
laurels, for although she can boast cf the first tele
graph wire on the Islands, and has talked seriously
of a railroad, yet Hawaii has quietly gone to work
and built one.
I Kkaiwa, Kau, Hawaii, II. I., )
j June 4th, 1S78. 5
My Dear Sheldon I am sorry that you did not
continue year recent excursion, from Kohala to
j flilo, and thence on through Kau, thus visiting all
j the sugar producing lands of Hawaii, some of which
i are destined to be very productive, and consequently
remunerative to the owners, if any cheap means cf
j transportation to safe ports of shipment can be pro
vided for their produce, lou would nave been able
on this trip to obtain abundant material for several
interesting newspaper letters, and, from actual
observation, might have seen that a narrow gauge
railroad can be built from Kawaihae to Hilo, passing
through or near all the plantations, at a probable
cost of not over one and a half million dollars,
which would in time become a profitable investment,
as the country which it would traverse is the richest
cane land in this group.
Dut it was chiefly to see this portion ot the
island that 1 hoped you would make the circuit
by land. Kau has so long borne the reputation of
a dry and thirsty land' that it will be difficult
to persuade some people that it is not so still, or
to convince them that the forest belt around this
island, (from 2000 to 4000 feet above the sea), is
a vast reservoir of water, with perennial
springs abounding in many parts of it, which only
need to be found and the water led down, to fur
nisn ample supplies. The 'Commission to De
velope the Resources," should have investigated
this important subject on each of the islands, and
not have left it for accidental discovery, or for
private enterprise to exhaust its resources.
Until quite recently, only two considerable
springs were known to foreign residents living in
this district one called the Mud-flow Spring "
near Kapapala, and the other, the well-known
'Shining Water '' of Waiohinu, which, from time
immemorial, have supplied the people of these
sections with water. Recent search has brought
to light five large springs near Keaiwa, seven near
Hilea, (where C. N. Spencer, & Co. are located),
and two large springs back of Waiohinu; one of
which now pours its cool stream into the Naalehu
Sugar Mill, and may yet serve to flume down the
cane from the Gelds to the mill. The five moun
tain springs back of Keaiwa are very valuable, and
ate thought to be capable of supplying 5000
barrels, (150.000 gallons.) each twenty-four hours,
if all the water discharged is secured. These are
but the beginning of what will yet be discovered,
as new ones are found every month. Indeed, no
one can witness the quantity of pure fresh water
boiling out from under the rocks near the sea
shore at Punaluu, without being convinced that
many large streams flow underground into the sea
in this district, which, were the soil and rocks
less porous, would flow above. It is not impro
bable that some of these may yet be tapped on
the mountain slopes, and be made to serve lor
irrigation purposes. Sufficient have already been
found to serve the wants of the inhabitants and
animals in the dryest years, and hereafter there can
be no complaint of want of water for man or
beast in this district.
It was to observe and note these interesting dis
coveries that I wished you bad come through this
district. It would do you good, and it is so re
freshing in a hot day to see a powerful stream of
clear, cold mountain water, pouring from two and
three inch, iron pipes, to supply tho new sugar
mill, soon to be erected, and the village which has
sprung up around its site. This water is brought
in iron pipes a distance of over lour miles, and
has a fall of over 1000 feet, and the quantity dis
charged must exceed 2000 barrels or CO, 000 gal
lons per day, lull half of which now runs to
waste, and this during the dryest season ever
known in Kau.
Then I would have taken you to witness the
building of the first railroad on these islands.'
from the port of Punaluu to the village of Keaiwa,
a distance of about five miles. The road is being
graded, and a temporary track h;s been laid over
its Gist section, the rugged aa lava fctream. and
freight cars are now running almost hourly from
the beach as far as the track is laid, a distance of
about one mile, carrying lumber and other freight
up from the landing towards the village, ox carts
or wagons taking it from the shifting terminus,
and conveying it on to its destination. Within sixty
days, heavy steel rails will be laid, and soon after
the locomotive will be at woik conveying ma
chinery, lumber and passengers to and fro. All
this is in the very near future, but a few weeks
distant ; and the enterprising company, which
have pushed the work along, so quietly and ho
rapidly, most certainly deserve credit lor their
energy in pioneer railroading.
The new N'aalehu Sugar Mill ut Waiohinu is
working admirably, and turning out some of the
prettiest sugar ever made on these islands. Its
capacity is eight to ten tons per day. and it is said
that more cane is standing in the fields around it
than can be ground by it in two years, notwith
standing that the severe drought of last year
checked it3 growth, but has not injured the quality
of the juice. The yield of Mr. Martin's small
patch of cane, lately referred to in your paper,
was 2 tons of sugar (5000 pounds.) from one
third of an acre, (not one-quarter of an acre as
stated.) This was an exceptional yield, at the
rate of 7 tons of sugar per acre, and shows what
Kau can do. The same plantation, some years
since, took off sixty tons (120,000 lbs.) of sugar
from eleven and a half acres rf cane or nearly
Gve and a quarter tons (10.435 lbs.) per aere,
which is probably the best yield yet obtained from
the same area of land, on these islands, though
smaller tracts have turned out larger. If any
one has beaten this, I wish you would publish the
figures, as Ilamakua. Hilo and Kau have entered
into a laudable strife, to show which possesses the
best land and the best men to work it.
Mr. Editor : The French word pditesse means
something excessively mean, and I am reminded
of it by the conduct of some of the honorable
members of the Assembly in the visits they have
made to some of our public institutions, as the
Insane Asylum and the Queen's Hospital. One
would suppose that the persons in charge of such
establishments would be notiSed of such intended
visit3. in order that they might be present to give
any desired information or explanations. Cut
such was not the case. And just think of a Legis
lative Committee man propounding questions to
an insane person and gravely taking down his an
swers! Verily, we are the people, and wisdom
will die witn us.
The Fourth of July.
The 102d anniversary of America's natal day is
close at band, and but little time is left for prepa
ration if our citizens, of which those of the United
States form so much the larcrer part, intend to
celebrate it in a becoming manner. We suggest
that a public meeting be called as soon aa possi
ble, and a Committee appointed to sel the " ball
in motion." We have bad some celebrations in
the past which were all that could be expected,
and we see no reason why we can't "do so again."
Who will take the lead?
Mr. Editor : On Kamebameha day a hurdle
race was run by two horses, Stranger " and
"Jimmie :'' '"Stranger" went over every hurdle
and kept the track, leading "Jimmie" tinder the
wire at least Eixty yards ; while " Jimmie " took
each hurdle in turn and was once fairly off the
track and came in as said before, fully sixty yards
behind; but strange to say. "Jimmie" is de
clared by the Judges the winner. Can you tell
me why this decision was given and under what
Association Rules Eucb a decision could be given?
Mofat of those who were interested in the race sup
posed that the leading horse under the wire.
other matters equal would take the stakes; but
it seems not. A similar decision was given last
year. Such decisions by Judges give poor en
couragement to owners of raciDg stock. Ninac.
The Pacific Mail Steamship City of J'ew York
arrived at this port on TuesJay morning last, in
fourteen days from Auckland, New Zealand, bring
ing us dates from that place to the 28th nit., and
from London to the 25tb.
We await, with much interest, the next California
mail, due here next Tuesday, with dates to the 11th
The strictest secrecy is shown at St. Petersburg?
in regard to Count Schouvalotl's mission, pending a
reply from the British Government. The prevalent
opinion is that it is of a pacific character, and that
there will be an early meeting of the Congress.
Hopes for the maintenance of peace are greater in
London. The meeting of the Congress is now. May
24, almost certain.
It is stated in the Auckland Herald that telegrams
by way of London affirm that Russia baa purchased
the steamer City of Sydney from the Pacific Mail
Company; alao the steamer Slate of California.
launched on the 17th ult. It ia said the ia also ia
treaty for two other teamen.
ABSTRACT OFEE2IAKKS cf Hon. 5Ir. DlfKFRTOX
In the Assembly 3Iay 12, ua the question of the
adoption of the Report of the Unsure Committer.
Mb. CuaiBMlsr : I iliull not detain the juse Ijd la lay
ing a few word ia mpport ot our Report, and ia reply lo the
remarks ja-t made by the lion. W. O. Smiih. Now I t ui tec
how Lir the Report of the Experts nustama our CoinniiiUc Re
port. The (the Lxpcrti)liud that the unexpended balance! were
dr-wn from the Treasury and deponitcd by the Attorney Gen
eral witn libhop k Co.' bank. That U jutt what we aay in
our Report, but they say some ol it was for salaries of Govern
ment officers. That may be so, but the Trivy Counsel could
act in such a case as this, and I still say those balances should
cot have been drawn. Next we have the Clerk's appropria
tion. TLe lloa. Member from Walluku (Mr. Smith) had
gaol deal to say about extra clerk hire la the Finance Depart
ment, $71 00. Tfe did not say anything about that in our Re
port, for we considered that the Minister was authorized in
making this expenditure. Twice a clerk was employed while
the Registrar cf Public Accounts was away on Government
business ; and once there were a lot of certificates of deposit
to be prepared, and it was necessary to Lave help. This of
fice has only one clerk, not like some of the other oO ei, three
or iiur ; but by referring to the Exert' Report we find cue
item, "W. O. Smith, acting as Deputy Attorney General on
Maui, $3C0 00"' (The Altor&ry General here rtse and said
he wished to explain this item, and said this was paid out ol
the Appropriation for Clerk to Attorney General, and that he
had a light to apoint deputies on the other islands). That
may be so, but still I say it is extra clerk hire, for the Appro
priation Bill says, ' Attorney General's Clerk, and not At
torney General's Clerks. I think the Hon. Member from
Wailuku. has been rather inconsistent ; he has said a (Treat
deal about the $71.00, and he has himself drawn f 305 00 fur
extra clerk hire. He seems to have "strained at a gnat and
wallowed a camel." Now about the books of the Attorney
General : The Experts say that they find " two Instances of
interlineations In the book, to explain the entries i" now when
an Interlineation is made to explain, what is it but an amend
ment f And they ssy, "The system of accounts in this de
partment la simple j but docs not ensure accuracy." Does
this not sustain our Report ia these points f I say most em
phatically, that if there are bonks txing kept ia any of the
O.rciKmcut urtKc ! du uot OCuie mo fclealt.l wini),
it is high time that a change was made and a new system In
stituted. They finish by saying that the disbursements in
" this department have been honestly accounted for.'' Our
Report docs not say that they have not.
The Minister of the Interior says that there is a rasli-hook
in the Interior Department and that daily entries of receipts
are made in it ; so say the Experts, but at the same time they
ay, "but entries ot disbursements have only been inilc at
irregular intervals." And I notice in some Instances that a
year has passed over without any entries being made of dis
bursements, and these disbursements have been kept on tugs
and vouchers, which are easy things to be lost, or blown away.
Is this a proper system J What we mean by subsidiary book
is a daily cash-book, or blotter, where the entry could be
made at the time of the transaction. I say books of this na
ture should be kept ia all Did departments. Now the Minister
of the Interior In his speech seems to have tried to shift the
responsibility of the deficiency cf $322. 00 from one clerk on
to another. As I had most to do with the Land Office while
we were going through the departments. Hon. Mr. Kaai being
with me most of the time, I feel I ought to say something on
this matter, in justice to the clerks. I will first say that when
we first went into that department the Minister told us lie
could not be with ui all the time, but that we could rail on any
of the clerks, for information, and that one of them should al
ways be ia attendance on us, therefore we considered them
responsible for all statements they gave us. I speak of this
for the Minister said la the ouse, ' that he could not be re
sponsible for statements given to us by this or that clerk."
We first asked for all the books kept ia the Land Office. A
mall book waa produced by the second clerk, which lie said
was commenced by himself when he rame into office ; that
before that time none were kept. The large book brought into
the House by the Minister the other day, we never saw, al
though we asked tor alt books. I heard of some books that
were kept by Mr. Wcynton, which be considered were his
private memorandum books, in which he had entered all mon
eys received by him since lie bad been in the oifice for the last
nine months of the last biennial period. iVe asked fur a state
ment of the amounts received by him (monthly) for the nine
months. "We asked for this several times, but Mr. Weynlon
said the other clerks had taken it after he had prepared it.
The second clerk said it waa lost ; but when we iusiated on
having it, it was found, and here it is. It shows that $1,207 -10
was received. We then went Into the Interior Odlce, and
found that $1,220.00 had been received for the previous fifteen
months. (These two amounts don't Include commutation).
Add the two together and we have $2,427.10. The first writ
ten statement given us by the chief clerk and signed by the
second clerk shows $2,0'JS.t0 received, which is the same us
the amount in the oOicial report of the Minister of finance ;
so if we deduct $2,093.00 from $2,427.10 we have $323.00, that
is not accounted for. The Minister the other day claimed
that the small books, that 1 speak of as Mr. "iVeyntou's pri
vate memorandum books, belonged to the department. If so
he must stand on them, and this is the showing they make.
The first statement given us by the clerks (and which agrees
with the official report) shows that 01 Royal Talents were
issued ; yet the list of I'atents Issued, as per lUt laid on the
table of the House by the Minister the other day, and letter
of chief clerk, shows that 340 were issued and S.11 paid for.
Here certainly Is a great discrepancy. The Minister said iu
bis speech on the 25lh of last month, that the receipts of the
Land Ofliee did not average $20.00 per month. Well, let us
see. The book of the department show that the receipts for
the twoyeara amount to $4.671 10, that is certainly over
$25.00,-1 should say it was over $190 00 per motitli.
I asked the Minister last Monday to report to the Houhc
what and who the former Commission was that the Kxperts
speak of in their Report. They (the Ministers) have told us
to-day that it was about one year ago, and that the Com mi
sion recommended a change of system in keeping the accounts
of the departments. Then by their own admission, the Min
isters have known for over a year reform and charge of s) a
tem was necessary ; their eye wereociied to It; and yet wc
now find it the same as they themselves say it has been for
the last twenty years. Now can any honest man say that
our Report has not been sustained, or that we have not done
our duty f or that we Lave said mere than our duly compelled
ns to say T I say that the Report of the Experts fully sua-
tains our Report. We recommended that Experts be sent into
these departments, to straighten out matters, for we f und
them so confused. These gentlemen were apointed and sent
there, and what do they say J "A conietent accountant will
find steady employment for weeks, possibly for months, to
bring the book into the condition required for a final r jiort."
Does this not sustain our Report 1 I will not take up any
more time, although I have many more points I should like to
refer to, but other wish to speak, so I will simply siy In
closing, that if I have helied to bring about the much needed
reform of administration, and also a new and better system of
conducting the work In the different departments, I shall f el
that I am well paid for the time I Lave apent, as a nicrnler of
the Legislative Assembly.
At the last regular meeting of the board of Trus
tees of the Queen's Hospital, the question was care
fully considered, if the public rumor of lepers having
been allowed to become inmates cf the Queen'a Hos
pital had any foundation in point cf fact. After a
lengthy discussion of the subject, the I'xecutive
Committee were instructed to consult with the Sur
geon of the Queen'a Hospital and to contradict these
rumors on authority, if the circumstances were
found such as tc justify such contradiction. The
following correspondence which we give in full will
allay all feeling cf apprehension on the part cf the
Uoxolill', June th, 1878.
oltert M' Kibbin, M. IK, I'liijsir.inn Vi U'fyirrii'i Jlmj.ilitlt
JIuwAulu Dkib Kib: It having been reprted that lepers
have been and are admitted into the Uueeo's Hospital a
patients, you will oblige the Trustees of that institution by
tatiog ia writing jutt what are the facts in the rate.
Chi. R. IiiBiior.
Chairman of the Executive Committee.
HosoLiLi', June 13th, 1173.
Hon. C. II. litthop, Cluiirman oflht Esf.idivf. Ommiltrr iif
(pvxn't Jlorpilal Deaa Hit: la reply to your of the 8ib
instant, statirg that " It Las been reported that lepers have
been and are admitted into the Queen's ospital as patients.'
I would beg to state that there is not one word cf truth la the
allegation; on the contrary, I Invariably refuse admis
sion into that institution of people laboring under
this disease. I most distioct'y affirm that I havs
never admitted a single case of leprosy into the
Queen' Hospital. That a number cf patients aimitud for
other diseases Lave become lepers is quite true, and it would
be very strar.ge if such were not tbe case; but I Lave in
variably discharged them before there could be any risk to
their fellow-inmates. To an unprofessional man, and one not
thoroughly conversant with leprosy, there are always cases ia
the hospital which might be readily mistaken f ,r this disease;
case cf constitutional syphilis frequently present some cf the
early lymptomt of leprosy, and for a time tbe exact diagnosis
Is most difficult, If not impossible. When there Is a doubt
accompanied with do risk, I always give the sufferer the
benefit of that doubt; often with the most gratifying results.
It may also be well to state that a number cf persons la the
earlier stage cf leprosy apply at the dispensary fur relief,
they are most naturally anxious to try some medical treatment
before being sent to Molokai. I never refuse such unfortunates,
who frequently attend with tbe utmost regularity; the very
fact cf their so doing may be th foundation of the above
rumor, when, if the truth were known, not one cf them had
ever been an inmate of the hospital.
Very respectfully yours,
The following cablegram waa received at Auck
land at 2:15 on the morning cf May 28 : Tbe
Congress will be held in June. It ia expected that
early invitations will U issued to the Powers."
REPORT OF THE SELECT COMMITTEE
Appointed by the LrgMative Awmbl) ti Report
upon the Expedition of laptain MM to Procure
lion. Godfrey Hliodet, rretldent of the Legislative
Attcmblyllvu Pbemlknt : The Special Commit
tee to whom waa referred a resolution calling for in
formation in respect to the million of Captain Miat,
to obtain immigranta from the Kouth Pea Island-,
bog to report that they have bad under careful cou
eiJcration the inetructiona of Captain Miat, bia in
structions to the Captain cf tho Stormbird, tho
fitting out of the teatel, tbe abipmcnt by ber and ar
rival here of 85 immigranta, and other particular
Your Committee find that Captain Mut waa In
structed to viait Fiji, and such other plecfa aa might
be found Decenary in prosecuting the object cf bis
commission, and to obtain information by peraonal
observation, of the character and condition cf pcoplt
who might be auitable to obtain a immigranta to
the Hawaiian Inland., and it waa diatinctlv under
etooJ that the cxpensea cf thcCommiision ahoulJ not
exceed two thousand dollar. Hut on the contrary.
Captain Mift proceeded to New Zealand and thcuce
to Sydney, and tht re purchased a vciwi'l (the bill cf
a ale being in bis own name) without any luatructiona
to that ttlcct; and for fitting out cf vcsm-1 and other
txpecce baa cauaed an expenditure of rublio money
cf about gn.'JIT up to arrival of vci-m l ot this port.
Your Committee notice that Captain Mint rurchaaed
the vcastl bt foro finding cut that be could not put
ber under the Hawaiian flag; be atttrwarda found
that this could not be dune, and bad to at-ud ber to
ca under the Dritieh flag, ulthough be accui to have
dune all be could to rectify thia mistake, atill there
wua certainly a rink attending ber.
The Minister of Interior itatee to your Committee
that the instructtona cf Captain Mint were "not in
tended to authorize him to purchase a fawl," and
the Committee muct cite ether iuataucea cf total dia
regard cf instructions, aa nhown in the documents)
placed before ua. In the itmtructioue cf tbe Hoard
cf Immigration to Captain Miat it ia aaid: "For our
purposee we would prefer cngagemeuta cf fie y,,rj
and also not to stipulate for a return paaaHge.
Itut tbe ConiniiMioner (Captain Miat), in biainalruc
tiona to the Captain cf tbe ntormbird (paragraph
11), eays: "You are authorized in ull caaes to
guarantee a return passage to thoo who ahall de
mand it. at the expiry cf the term cf aervioo agreed
on." Your Committee greatly regret that the Com
niifcsioner did not viait the inland cf the South Pa
cific in person, and o be enabled to aupply to tho
Covenimcut precise information In rrapect to charac
ter and condition cf the people, difpomiion of Chiefs,
Lealth of inhabitant, nature cf aoil and climate, and
other particular to indicate the character of those
immigranta moft likely to nftTimilate with cur peoplo
and become acclimated. Aud it ia very especially to
be regretted that be did not winit (na instructed) any
colony or settlement where the clua cf immigranta
we desire have been employed.
The instructions to Captaiu Miat alfo Bay, "You
are also authorized to contract immediately for char
tering a vetsel to biiugniit lee than one hundred
laborers ou usual coutracta cf labor at a rate uot ex
ceeding $40 to 50 per bead for pawtage, the money
to be paid at Honolulu cn arrival cf vctmelj" this
gave Captain Miat eery opportunity cf Introducing
some of these Islanders here by way cf experiment,
and also cf making peraonal ebnervatiots asset forth
above; thia ia the only pomtive authority to make
contract e,iveti to Couiuiiatioiier Mint; all othere are
autject to reference to, aud acceptance ly, tho
Hoard cf Immigration, It fort they be
come binding on cither porty, excepting iu
the inetance where arran, -omenta bad been
already made by the 15oard for conveyance cf
not over fifty immigranta by the P. M. H. H. Co.
Your Committee also find that there ereeevcral mat
lera contained in the inatructlona which Commissioner
Mist docs not seem to have reported on; aim that
most cf the information reported by Captaiu Mist Iu
regard to the different Mauds, their inhabitants,
character cf people, &o , is contained In a written
statement signed by 11 P. Hill, and but for the full
written report of Captain Jackson, of tho Slortnbird,
giving details and particulars cf hie voyage, the Hoard
cf Immigration would have been without any informa
tion, from per tonal obtervation, regarding thcao
Your Committee ore informed by tbe President of
the Board cf Immigration that Captain Mist lias
been paid 800 (or $'2W per month for four months)
for salary, and $1,000 for personal ex pensea; filial
tho total amount cf drafts paid ore 1.),117 4.1, to
which ia to be added l,HOO cr thereabouts, for jav
of Captain and crew and incidentala cf SturtnbirJ,
making, an before Btated, &17.iI17 45; also that all
the people have been engaged and Ht'2 each betu
paid for their passage by the employers, amounting
to S4.4'JO. which, deducted from 17.47 45, leavea
S1-.B-7 45; deduct from this the presumed value cf
the vessel, $0,500, leaves (G.V75 45, making each
immigrant cost nearly $74 without return pusmtgu,
which we are also iuformed the (Government is not
bound for; but if we add $52 paid by employers for
pHtsngee, it would make each immigrant oust about
fcT-'G; we ate also informed that the vesnel is now in
possession cf the Government, and they consider ber
their property. Aul us there is a resolution now
before the House, iu regard to tho appropriation cf
$3,00) for refitting the Stormbird for another cruise
for immigrants, which resolution is to be taken up
and considered with this report, your Committee
think it advisable not to make any positive recom
mendation, but to simply lay those facta before tho
members cf the House for their consideration.
Signed by P.k ii'h F. IIk kkiiton,
W'ALir:R M. Chjson,
(J. W. PlLII'O,
1. IJ. Palouau.
Dated June 10, 1878.
Tiik following umusitig sketch cf tin passi'iigeia
of t In? City of Vcw York, on her recent tflp Irom
tho south, has been handed us by one ol their
"Among .he not i ieii.s unived by the City of
.Yew York Irom the lower regions Tuesday morn
ing, there wua a goodly sprinkling of tn clergy,
to-wit : His Lordxliip tin; liinhop of New Cale
donia, ua bale looking a jolly old French gentlM.
man as might be met with in ull the ((rand lie
public, yet In was going Iioihh to get relief, aa the)
climate was too much und the woik lou bard tor
one, cl his weight; his Secretary, a Catholic clergy
man, endeared Linmelf to many of tbw pLsseiigera
by bis stutvity arid genlul beating. Th Ker. Dr.
fiei vue Smith, of London, tho heaviest gun in tti
Wesley mi ship, returning Irom a visit to evangel
ize tho Fiji Islander. '1 tie Doctor found tlieni too
fond cf the 'flesh.' il not of the devil, for bis own
aitlety. and as he is a littl inclined to flesh himself
and bis wife is fat, fair and forty, h smoothed
them itittcefully over and returned to Sydney um
civilization, where be weut to attend the (ieuera!
Conference. Tim Doctor is a bright and shining
light, an eloquent speaker mid u pleasant tiavrling
companion. The iJev. Dr. Miller, 1'resbyterlau,
from Melbourne, j a man of refinement and rarely
gifted with divine eloquence, and one cf tho best
chess players on boaid. The Iter. lirr, Davis, a.
Quaker, spoke on Sunday, as It seldom falla to
linn's lot to speak, u il by Inspiration. IIh ia
one of those wonderful American extemporaneous
speakers, who can rivet uu audience for hours and
at the end every one cannot help but feel he baa
heard Houu thing that he can never forget. Jiut
the greatest prodigy in the minlstei iul lino was a
rare specimen cf thn Fpiscopal persuasion, lis
whs a man every inch a man- who knew th
tortuous ways cf the wicl.ed and the troubles that
beset the ungodly. His life bad been spent In re
search, and he had found out that there are onu
pleasant waya about som of tbe'sca bathing cut
side places, broad though they might be, that led
hirn among the mothers of marriageable duughtera
around St. Kilda. where bo missed taking a rib,
as the mamma objected, 'cause it would not pay
he bad not the 'rocks,' though he could )luy cards
"Tho great, jolly (Jolsborougb, the- wot Id
renowned wool broker und auctioneer, who stands
six feet six inches In Lis stocking soles am weighs
255 pounds, was also among the list. One or twu
millionaire pounds sterling ones; doctors, real
medical men, and oily (jaminons, too, of the legal
profession; a Mr. Connor, a temperance lecturer
poor fellow, was weak In the flesh and fond of
the spirits, and fell every tlmo be got a good
chance at anybody's bottle; Mr. Cooper, brother f
the great circus man, returning with a large pile
(of regrets) after doing 1h Colonies. The circus
waa safely shipped for Callao. A large r umber
of young noblemen made the tlmo pass pleasantly
cour ting tbe lair maids on board, and getting up
charades and other entertainments. The passengera
are all enthusiastic in prals of their treatment on
board. There are only 115 on board, and we ex
pect forty flvo at Honolulu. Awtm."
Hopes cf a peaceful solution cf tho present diffi
culties between Ilussia and Fngland are becoming
atrongcr, although there appears to bo no material
relaxation of warlike preparation cn either aide.
Severe but indecisive fighting Las taken place at
Tbe Russians are advancing within the neutral
zone, for sanitary reason, as stated.
Tbe great fire at Constantinople, My 2Cd, do.
atroyed the palaces cf tho Minister of Justice, and
cf the Supreme Council cf State. A portion of tho
palace of the sublime Porte was also burned.
Supplementary estimates were Introduced in Par
liament by the Government, May 23d, .'or tho
Indian contingent of tbe army, and for an Increase,
to the navy cn tbe New Zealand station.