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PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, DECEMBER 23, 1882.
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A PETITION HAVING BKKX F1LKD
WITH HI- KXCELLKNCY JUU.N E. BUSH. Mio.
he Interior, of OTrr fitly raident. Isx-psjers of the
CUT of Honolulu, thst Mrrcbsci ...w-i io the sid Cily of lio
otota, sboakl b widened, snd the ui . pet. lU.a hiring bn
with UaoncsMe A. Francis J ad a Chif Justice sr.d
Chmncllor of the Kingdom, Bad imr roe lo summon b
-rjr froai innif the Iccsl voters of llooolala .f six persons
to decide apoa Ibe propriety of widening: MenniM street in
(he City of Honolulu, m prsjed tut aceir Jmg (u the trnoc c f
wtitioa of the tax-payers ol tb District cf liocoiu'o.
How thereore, 1 have drawn the following nsoied persona
to act, ri. i
8. K. BIStTOP, J. I. DOWSETT.
- B. DOLE. J. C. KAWAINLI,
W. R. CA8TLC, W. U GKEKX.
said J arses ta consider the propriety of widening the said
street, and to meet His Excellency the M inister of lhe interior
at AUioUoi list on W It D.N LSD AY. the 2Tih day of December.
A. D. 1M2, at t o'clock r. m., aod then aod there proceed with
tfc Hioiater of the Ioierior to said Merchant street and then
and there decide as to the propriety of widening said street,
and ! repast lo the Minister o( tbe Interior their proceedings
taereoo. w . c. PAKKK.
HKTITIOX HAVINLi BbEN KILKU
WITH HIS EXCkLLK.NCV JuU.N K. lilHU. Miu
ietee of the Interior, of over fifty residents, tai-psjrrrs it the
City of Honolulu, that Alakea street, in the sa.ii City of tlu.
awlnla. shoo Id be videoed from Ilotel street to Queen street,
and the said petition, having been filed with Honorable A.
Fraacia Jodd, Chief Justice end Chancellor of the Kingdom,
and directing sae to samnaoo a Jury from among the legal
Toters of Uooololo, of six persons to decide apoa Ibe pro
priety of widening Alakea aueet. in tbe City of Hsnoinla. as
prayed for according to tbe tenor of a petition of the tax-pay
ers of the attstrict of Honolulu.
Sow therefore, 1 have drawn,lbe following named persons to
act, th. i
I. B. FOSTER, W. BUCKLK,
R. UrillUAN. . M lltrCII.
U. MACFARLANE, 11- A t'STIN.
as said Jurors to consider the propriety of widen ng the said
street, and to meet Ilia Exeelleocy the Minister ol the Interior
at AluoUal Ualr. on t KIUAV, the 'Jink car of let.-ru.ber. A.
U . 1M2. at 2 'clock r. at., aod then and there proreed with
ilia Excellency the Minister of the Inter ur iu snl Alakea
Street, and then and there decide aa ! the propriety of Me
aog said street, and to report t Hia Kxeeitency the Miniater
of the Interior their proceedings thereon.
W 0. PAhKK,
deelSdJt low it Marshal.
FOR SALE !
300 Good Milch. Cows
ft'OR MALE IN LOTS OK
Not Less Than 20 Heads !
PLANTATION GD0D3 !
Steam Clarifiers of 500 gallons
Steel Hails, Is pound.;
Sugar Coolers, Simple Belting,
Helvetia Laces, Tuck Packing.
Hemp Packing, with or without India Kubber
Babbit Metal, Jlarbcd Fence Wire.
Mining Steel, Hoes. Pickaxes,
Cane Knives, w.th or without hooks
Hand and Smith Hammers.
Shovels, Axes, Jacksciews,
Vices, Steam Pipe liiush,
Patent Steam Pipe Covering,
Lubricating Oil, Cement.
Fire Clay, Fire Bricks.
Sugar and Coal Bags, Twine,
Manila Hope, all sizes ;
Medium and Pilot Bread,
C. K. Salmon in barrels (new catch), Sec.
FOR SALE BY
H. HACKFELD & CO.
1IOLLISTEU & CO.,
Wholesale an.l Ketail Druggists.
JAS. G. HAYSELDEN,
ARCHITECT & BUILDER,
Detail Drawings !
Made on applictWo n-l h " tut
Estimates Given on all Work
Coom-etcd with the
Whether it be in
IEON STONE. BRICK. CONCRETE.
BRIDGE OR WOOD WORK
Mill Works, Bridges or Residences
First Class Work Guarauteed
ADDRK81 1 J S. C H llSKI.OKX.
Cu g G wiUer . HoK.:alu. II- J
K7- Genu'" Silk Stisnder (-..metLiiiH' new)
wiH be oM daring tbe Holiday- At the H..n. lu
acting EtnpoHnnt of A. M. MRMJ04Furt
For Bilk Embroidered Snpendw yon must call
. the Honolala Clothing Emporium of
A. M. Meijjs. 104, Port Htreet.
To-pat b Om timTfor the Udta Jo feat their
..e. on beaatifu good jn-t opened at Chan. J.
FUhel-i IAding Millinerr Store. ocll
ET Jn.IA St. I ox.
King out, from all your brazen throat
O Christmas I II, your gladdeist toues !
King through the world your awet-t refrain
Of " jit-ace on earth, gocd will to men."
Let the wind boar from uta to t-en.
Your creed of love and liberty !
Down through the dim and comities year.
Sweeter than song of bard' or tteer's.
Echoes that song from Bethlehem' plain,
" Peace to earth, good will to men."
Fling the sweet metnages of tace
To far off land beyond the sea !
, Till all the echoes ring again
With ' peace on earth, good will to men."
Teach u not only Christian p-ech.
Teach u to practice what we preach !
While Egypt sit with fettered hand,
cide her desert's drifting Hand,
Patient and dumb amid her pain,
While Christian England bind her chain ;
While Christian Russia's throne remain
IU.d with the blood from Christian vein ;
While Christian Irish vainly plead,
With Christian England's power and greed.
What wonder, that our creed appear,
A theme for mocking scoff and sneer ?
King loud, ring loud your stirring strain.
Peace, peace on earth, good will to men ! "
Ring, till our worn out formal creed
Kloom anew with kindly deed.
Till every bhore from sea to sea.
I bright with love and liberty I
Till all the stars shall sing again,
A once they sang o'er Rethelem's plain,
" Now peace on earth, good will to men,
Glory to God I Amen, amen 1 "
( From the Daily Pacific Commercial Advertiser.)
Our Embassy tj Japan.
Minister Kapena and hi.- Secretary
Kaulukou arrived at Yokohama on the lltl
November. On arrival they were waited
upon by a Com mission of the Imperial
Household, at the head of which was JSJr.
Nagasaki, who inade himself so favorably
ami so pleasantly known In this country
1 urine hi visit the earlv part of this vetir.
the Embassy was received In the name of
His Imperial Majesty, the .Mikado or Japan,
and they were assured that it was His im
Ierial Majesty's expressed wish to receive
Minister Kapena.not only as a Envoy Extra
ordinary and Minister Plenipoteniiary of
theKiiiKof Hawaii, but as llis imperial
Majesty's special guest. To carry out the
Imperial order, one of the Vice-Ministers
of the Imperial Household had placed in
readiness the Winter Palace for the enter
tainment of our Minister and secretary,
who were waited upon by servants from
the Imperial Household.
e are assured this is the tirst time such
u high courtesy ana nospicauty nas been
shown to a foreitrn Envoy or Minister In Jap
an. This is highly gratifying, and most satis
factory aesuiance of the entire acceptability
or our Hawaiian embassy at the imperial
Court at Tokio, and augers well for the suc
cess of the important measures contem
plated in connection with the Embassy.
Minister Kapena was received at the
Foreign Office at Tokio on the 13ih ult.,
when an audience with His imperial Ma
jesty was arranged for the 15th.
uu the occasion or me reception at tne
Palace of the Mikado, our Envoy was met
at the grand entrance by the Grand Master
of Ceremony, who led him into a visiting
room, where the Ministers or the House
hold were in waiting, and shortly after
wards the Embassy was led to the audience
room. The Grand Master of Ceremony in
troduced Envoy Kapena to ma imperial
Majesty, when the Envoy made a compli
mentary official speech, accompani'ing the
delivery of an autograph letter irorn His
Majesty the King, to which his imperial
Majesty replied, giving assurances that the
Embassy re-kindled in His Majesty's
memory the pleasant associations con
nected with the King's visit to Japan.
Subsequently our Envoy celebrated His
Majesty's birthday on the 16th ult., by
giving a dinner, at which were present
three ot the imperial rnnces, ana other
Princes, Nobles, and officials of the highest
rank in the Empire. On this occasion His
Imperial Highness, Prince Higashi Fushitno
NoMiya proposed the health of Hia Ha
waiian Majesty, King Kalakaua, accom
panied with cordial well wishes for His
xTaiosrv'ji hflalth and nrosDeritv. to which
Minister Kapena replied substantially as
follows: " in the name of my Sovereign
and of the Hawaiian Nobles and people, I
thank your Imperial Highness for the cordial
manner in which you have pioposed the
health of my King on this, the 4oth anni
versary of His Majesty's birthday. I also
thank vou. Imperial Princes Dai Jin and
Sangi for the hearty manner in which you
have greeted the toast. In this palace the
residence of my gracious Sovereign during
hi sojourn in this happy land of the Itising
Sun I thank you in tne name ol my
Sovereign and of the Hawaiian nation for
the cordial hospitality shown to the King
by His Imperial Majesty the Emperor and
the Imperial Government. His Majesty
the Kins has commanded me to assure
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'OU that tne iove aim jiuecuuu tie uas in
lis heart for His Majesty the Emperor, for
your tiovercment and people, will be borne
with hi in through life.'' Minister Kapena
commented warmly upon his appre
ciation of the affinities between the two
races and concluded as follows:
T thank vou deeply, your Imperial
Highness, Princes, and gentlemen for your
kind and entirely unexpected hospitality.
1 have now the hieh honor to propose the
health, lone life, prosperity, of His Impe
rial Majesty the Emperor."
Minister iwapena expecieu io leave okio
en route ior nouie uii iue win ur x-lu ot
this month. e have most satisfactory
assurances that the mission of His
ty's Minister plenipotentiaiy toJ '
W IIOl OI1IV ua'e ill rc-'MW , r.nitn Wee
and hospitaoie reception, uui. f ,
moting the important objects oP rie
Owing to the very gratifying reception at
Tokio. and in view or the important In-
terests at stake in louowiug up me coruiai
relations established at Tokio, Minister
Kaifiia will devote his whole attention to
the Japanese mission without proceeding
l$y telegram, from Minister Kapena,
dated Tokio, December Sth, to the Ha
waiian Consul at ban i rancisco, we learn
fli.it. n. Minister of the Imperial Household
of Japan will accompany Minister Kapena
leaving voKonama on me i.m uecemoer
to atteud His Majesty's Coronation.
A stroxo interest will be felt here, for
some time, in regara to me prooaoie uis
cusion of our treaty in Congress. Presi
dent Arthur in his annual Message recom
mends a favorable consideration of the
Treaty with modifications, 'lhe modihca-
tiousmav be unuersioou to mean conces
sions. Now with regard to this matter,
there is, as usual, a division of opinion.
The Free-traders aud the Protectionists are
loth demanding a hearing in this matter.
The success of a political party generally ad
mitted to be devoted to free-trade, favors
the view of those who propose unrestricted
free-trade between the United States and
our Islands. However, judging from
many indications in American party
journals, it is manifest that there will be
revived the old controversy between free
trade and protection in the Democratic
ranks, and it is considered doubtful
"whether the Democratic party will be
able to maintain its substantial unity upon
the question of free-trade or whether it is
to be broken up by the separation of those
who insist upon a radical free-trade policy
from those who maintain a more conserva
tive and popular course."
We certainly cannot consent to free-trade
in the importation of spirituous liquors.
One of the "modifications" sug-ested is the
re-imposition of dutv on rice. However,
the flourishing condition of what were once
so manv waMe and noxious peaces in the
Islands promoted bv the cultivation of rice
will make this a question of very earnest
consideration on the part of those who are
careful of Hawaiian interests. However,
we feel well assured that the consideration
of the treaty bv the United States Govern
ment in their discussion of the measure
with Hawaiian Kepresentatives will be in
fluenced bv a desire to promote the pros
perity of these islands in every way con
sistent with the maintenance of a legiti
mate American influence.
Thk presence of a pecial Embassy from
the Imperial Court of Japan at the Court
of the King of Hawaii will be regardei as
a very interesting and notable event. Not
many years ago, within the memory of
many now living, Japan was a sealed na
tion ; she would not hold intercourse with
any foreign country except Holland, and the
relations with that power were carried on
in a way that was most exacting and
humiliating to the i-.uropeau State. But
the American Commodore Perry opened
the reluctant gates of this jealous Empire,
more by the presence of his guns than by
the persuasion of his diplomacy. However,
notwithstanding the coercive introduction
of this Eastern Empire to Western civiliza
tion, bhe has cheerfully and intelligently
accepted the situation, and determined to
take rank among the nations of the earth
as much by her enlightened progress as
through her mere population and area of
territory. This noble Asiatic State is keep
ing step with the march of science and ad
vanced knowledge, and is determined not
merely to be tolerated by enlightened
powers, but to take her place among them
as an active and zealous member of the
family of enlightened nations. Her diplo
matic Embassies and students of science
are going to all quarters of the globe. Her
progressive sons are studying not only ti e
arts and sciences and governmental policies
of Europe, but they are taking lessons from
the progressive and expansive institutions
Oi Americe. And in their scheme of na
tional educational policy, which embraces
the leading capitals and States of the world,
their Emperor and Government have
thought proper to honor our Sovereign and
State with a special attention. The
ancient exclusive Empire of numerous
millions of souls reciprocates diplomatic
courtesies with the little Pacific State of a
few thousands. In this we see an illustra
tion of the high intelligence and noble
courtesy that animates the ' Britain of the
Eastern Hemisphere." Our King and
Government have every reason to offer a
most coi dial welcome, and especial hospi
talities to the representatives of Japan now
on their way to this capital.
Mk. Atkinson made a statement in his
Caper of 13th inst. that the friendly relations
etween lions. Ewer and the Foreign Office
were broken off. He was, we are told, per
sonally assured by a party concerned, that
the statement was wholly untrue. We are
authoritatively assured, as we have already
said, that the statement is wholly untrue.
Now, we expected that Atkinson would
have had the decency to correct in a subse
quent issue of his paper, a previously pub
lished and confirmed untruth. But with a
mean obstinacy he sticks to what he is as
sured to be a falsehood.
Tiik subject of the re-imposition of duty
upon Hawaiian rice is mooted ; and it is
considered that this is one of the " modifi
cations," or concessions, that will be .called
for on the American side of the treaty in
the discussion of the continuance; but we"
think that if rice cultivation in this king
dom is carefully observed and considered,
its maintenance will be deemed important
to Hawaiian interests. We feel that the
popular impre.-sion, that this cultivation is
exclusively in me i.anus oi ine jninese,
and promotive only of ilu ir welfare, ope
rates adversely lo a favorable consideration
of rice tillage as an impoitait Hawaiian
industry. But this is indted, the case.
Now the value of the sugar product as com
pared with the production of nee is, of
course, immensely in iavor oi tne nrsc
gret staple ; but when we consider the
number of laborers or small means, wmch
include a good many nationalities besides
Chinese, it may be sad that there are a
larger number of independent operators en
gaged in rice-cultivation than in that of
sugar. Of course we do not intend one
word of leflection against the great and
paramount interest of the country sugar-
cane cultivation ; out we wish mat rice
cultivatiou should receive a more favorable
consideration than is generally accorded to
it in considering our industrial and political
condition. Itice-cultivation ' is not only
improving the waste and unsightly places
of the Islands, but actually be.tuti'ying the
landscape to an extent that must be
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gratifying to any well-
of this country.
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It ta i' iif i tt tha inl ts I
say that only the Chinese are benefitted.
Consider what an amount of rent, ami even
very high rents, larger than that paid for
sugar lands has been ana is now paid by
Chinese for waste taro patches: and the
production and export of this grain is add
ing substantially to the general interests of
the whole Kingdom. No one would dream
of sacrificing or even endangering sugar for
rice in this Kingdom, but there ought to
be no question of conflict between these
two products, both so eminently adapted to
promote the interests of the Islands, and
we doubt not that friends of Hawaiian
prosperity and independence in Ame-
Ica who may nave to consider
the question of our treaty rela
tions with that country will, if the subject
be properly represented, feel assured that
rice cultivation, which ha made such a
notable advance in the industrial
development of these Islands should be
maintained and encouraged.
Mb. Atkinson draws a comparison be
tween the appropriations for the Board of
Health for 1880 and lSS. He says that
when his friends, Armstrong, Carter & Co.,
were in power, tney nau only si4,ouu ap
propriated for health purposes, whereas the
present isoaru nau 9-' vtsinson ior-
gets, in his usual bungling way, the $100,000
voted to his friends by the Privy Council,
which would make their health fund
amount to S274,o00, or $37,000 more than
the present Board have command of, and
this amount tho late Board spent with lit
tle to show for it, except the graves on the
reef; whereas the bulk of the appropriation
for ISS or about, ou,uhj is yet in hand or
coming to hand, so you had better wait At
kinson until the prese t Board have spent
their funds before you fire your shot.
The message of President Arthur to Con
cress is made especially interesting to us
here both by the allusion it contains to the
Reciprocity Treaty and by its distinct ad
vocacy of changes in the tariff of the
United States.which will materially modify
(in an unfavorable sense) the benefits which
we should enjoy under the Treaty if it were
continued in its present t rm. There is
every reason to believe that in each of these
passages the message foreshadows what is
really about to happen. Believing this,
we find more reason for congratulation than
anything else, because we find in President
Arthur's words a good augury for the re
newal of the Treaty in some form or other,
a matter upon which some people here
have been disposed to take very desoudent
views a matter, too, as to which some of
the enemies of the Treaty in the United
States were very confident some months
ago, or professed to be so. We have never
taken an alarmist view of our Treaty pros
pects, and the assurances on the subject,
which we have from time to time received
from well-informed quarters, have led us
to maintain the belief that the Treaty
would be renewed for some definite period,
although probably in a modified form.
None the less is it a relief to read these
words of the President ; to find him acknow
ledging explicitly that " it is important to
preserve" the existing commercial rela
tions with this country, and also that those
relations have been ' fostered " by the
Reciprocity Treaty. The remainder of what
lie has to say indicates nothing as to the
modifications which he and his Cabinet
desire to see made in the Treaty. We are
left to guess at these by the aid of the pre
vious words, "certain provisions of that
compact may have proved onerous." The
only way in which the Treaty can have
proved '"onerous" to the United States has
been iu the way of the revenue lost on im
poits from these Islands on sugar mainljT.
If this be really what is meant, modifica
tions " can mean neither more nor less
than a reduction of the pecuniary advan
tages derived by Island planters from the
right to carry their produce into the United
States free of dutv. This jrobably is the
thing we have got to combat. Half a loaf
is better than no bread, but if our great
neighbor wishes to continue treating us
exceptionally, it will probably be as easy to
persuade those who nave our fate in their
hands to do things thoroughly whilst they
are about it as to do them by halves. And we
sincerely hope that it will prove so, because
the movement towat-lsa reduction of im
port duties ou many articles, amongst
which sugar is always conspicuously men
tioned, is growing quite strong in the
United States. The President explicitly
declares his favor towards it, dwelling at
greater length on the subject and its sur
roundings than on any other matter touch
ed on in his address. Even if our Treaty
were a thing fixed and unchangeable as
the laws of the Medes and Persians, this
movement must, if successful, deprive it of
much of its value to us. Our interests are
therefore menaced on both sides. It is quite
evident that if there are to be modifications
in the terms of the Treaty as condition of
its renewal such modifications may be re
garded bv other treaty powers as aub9tanti
ally a new trpatv. which might awaken
serious dinlnmntir complications.' No
doubt our EepresentatlVes a Washington
and American sutrnmen having the mat
ter under consideration will appreciate this
New Zealand is looming up as a wool producing
country. The ralue of the wool crop in 1858 was
SI, 250,000 ; in 1330 it was OTer $15,500,000
Tr. Xg Choy, a Chinese barriater-at-law, left
TIonKkonpr last month to take np the appointment
of legal adviser to the Chinese Government offered
to him some time ago by His Excellency the Grand
Secretary, Li Uung-chang.
Atkinson says that a certain official is to play
part of pantaloon. ITe as "nsher" did plav
pantaloon to a very expansive extent, but he
need not stuff artificially, as he is filling out his
pantaloons fast enough at the expense of his
The Chronicle, says that E. Allen, Minister to
the Hawaiian Islands, is already'on hand at Wash
ington, supported by several active assistants, for
the purpose of keeping up the Spreekers Sandwich
Islands sugar monopolv, if possible. He will re
main the entire winter.
' The Sanitary Engineer reports that a smoke-
consuming engine, invented bv Mr. Kearney,
master mechanic of the St. Louis and San Fran
cisco Railway, is being experimented with m Chi
cago satisfactorily. The draft is downward, throw
ing the cinders and smoke into the firebox to be
consumed. In the experiments thus far made there
has been, it is said, a saving of aliont 50 per cent.
We are assnred that certain allegations, charg
ing Dr. T. P. Tisdale with unfair dealing, contained
in a statement of a Kohala correspondent, which
we published on the 5th instant, are wholly with
out foundation. We regret this reflection upon the
character of a gentleman who for a number of
vears has been known in this community as an
energetic and straightforward business man.
The " Souvenir of Rochester," gotten up by
Messrs. Wm. S. Kimball and Co., the famous
tobacco manufacturers, has been sent to ng by the
agents here. Messrs. Hollister and Co. The
souvenir is in the form of a series of photo pictures
or nuildings ana views in Kochester. riew York,
and they give one a very vivid idea of the beauty
of that city, often called the Golden City of the
We have received the " Saloon Passenger List"
per 'U. S. and It. M. steamship Britannic, from
New York to Liverpool, October 38. 1SA2. and
amongst the 1B0 names we note that of Colonel G.
W. Maefarlan. The card itself is a very hand
some one, and accompanying it is a chart giving
the conrses and distances run each day. The
summary is 28C!) miles in 7 days 22 hours; an
avernce of 300 miles per day, or 15 miles per" hour.
The " White Star " steamers are literally " floating
palaces," and no one can form an idea of their size
and beauty who has not seen them entering or
leaving the ports of New York or Liverpool.
J. A. W. Grip, Esq.. Envoy of the King of Swe
den and Norway, left Honolulu by the mail steamer
last Monday. We are pleased -that the gentle
man's mission has been eminently successful. He
has shown himself courteous and considerate, and
I has been fortnrvfie in harmonizing many difficult
questions, whilst his visit reflects honor upon his
own Government and nation in view of the care
and regard shown for compatriots who have left
their native country. It has proven to be a mission
of notable good service in promoting a better un
derstanding of the propriety and order of things
in this country, and will have the effect to pro
mote the good of Hawaii abroad.
The 5f. F. Merchant, in referring to the Chronicle,
says : A mendacious daily in this city (S.F.) hav
ing sold its coluninB to these refiners (Eastern
sugar refiners) is publishing and republishing,
day after day, the most flagrant misrepresentations
anil wicked lies about the Treaty ; therefore, every
one who has a stake, however small, in California",
and is not already informed on this subject, should.
' as an antidote to the Chronicle t poison, read this
v . . v.-
Aft llt. iu l Lliu A .9 u vt l . sat aiuaaud otc-ii inr ST II M
In another column will
le found the article alluded to, headed " Hawaii
The trains that run" to and fro on Beretania
street with loads of road metal, are, of necessity a
source of discomfort to those who reside on, or
have to travel over that street. It will be a source
of satisfaction to such to know that strong effort is
being made to get a sufficient quantity of material
on hand at the dump, on the corner of Beretania
and l'unehbowlstreets, to enable the road super
visor to discontinue running the trains in a short
time. Meanwhile flagmen are placed all along the
line to guard against accident. The marine rail
way track will also le shortly taken up
Our evening auctions have - been commonly
styled tho " Honolulu Opera" and any one ob
serving the large representation ef our best society
on such occasions, would conclude at any rate,
that a good auction will draw as well as a good
opera, and may be more profitable and entertain
ing. We attended Col. Pratt's auction sale at his
new place in Beaver block, on last Saturday eve
ning, and we noted that the Colonel, who is a gen
tleman of large experience in matters of good
taste, had made such careful provision for the
accommodation of lady bidders. They can sit at
their ease, in an airy wen ventilated auction nail,
and are thus tempted to prolong their stay, where
not only good bargains, but pleasant accommoda
tion induce them to prolong their sitting, and
spend a whole evening in the enjoyment of the
" Honolulu opera." Mr. Levey, the 'urbane, pleasant-tempered
auctioneer, also contributes to the
success of these evening sales. Look out for one
Arrivals at the Hotel.
December 9. W. H. Aldrick, Saa Francisco.
December 11. Robert WTalker, jun., England.
December 12. George C. Pottsr, Kauai.
December 15. A. G. Burchardt, Hugh Car
ter, Dr. Hammond, J. A. Buck, Kau ; J. G.
Jeffries, San Francisco ; R. Halstead, Waialua ;
C. A. T. Gunning, Kilauea ; Mr. and Mrs.
Forbes, San Francisco.
.December 16. Q. W, Coffen, Maui ; T, P.
Tisdale ond C. S. Kynnersley, Kohala ; R.
Beech, England ; Wilson F. Johnstone, La
haina ; Sidney V. Smith, H. W. Walker, Harry
Mansfield. James W. Girvin, J. J. Horner, G.
II. Horner, San Francisco ; Wm. Horner, wife
and 2 children, Kukuihaele ; W. H. Holmes,
Honokaa ; Kingsly Gladstone and lady, Eng
land." HAWAII NEI.
Some of the Benefits Accruing from the
The following well-considered, ably-written
und suggestive article appeared in the Argonaut
of December 2ud. The Argonaut says :
The visitor to the Sacdwich Islands, upon his
srrival at Honolulu, is at once impressed with tho
evidences of a happy, prosperous community,
which abound in all directions. There is a goodly
array of shipping moored at the various wharves,
and what especially gladdens the visitor's heart,
if he hails fiom the United States, is the fact that
most of these vessels are American built, and
that many of them sail under the American flag.
Being the distributing point to the different isl
ands, the commerce of the place is considerable,
a large fleet of steamers and schooners being en
gaged in tbe inter-island trade. Along the wa
ter front all is bustle and activity, while the bus
iness portion of the city, with its myriad of tele
phone wires, puts one in mini of a smart go
ahead American city, instead of a lazy, tropical
town, such ns Honolulu is supposed to be. Im
provements are tbe order of the day. Beautiful
homes are being constructed to meet the wants of
a population increasing in wealth and numbers.
Nor is this prosperity confined to Honolulu, aa
American capital has wrought great changes on
the other islands. New plantations have been
started, with their large and expensive sugar-mills
and other necc?eary buildings ; irrigation schemes
on a grand scale have been planned and carried
out ; new towns have sprung ioto existence, ex
tensive ftorea have been opened, wharves have
been built and railroads have been constructed to
transport economically the increasing crops of su
gar, while the telephone has established itself as
one of tbe planter's necessities. Such, in briel,
is the conditim of affairs on the Hawaiian Isl
ands tbe benificent fruit of the Reciprocity
Treaty. A nation's wants and purchasing power
increase with its prosperity, and as the Hawaiian
Islands manufacture nothing, but depend entirely
upon the outside world for everything, end as,by
tbe terms of the treaty, many American good's
are admitted free of duty, this prosperity on their
part means more business for our merchants,
manufacturers and farmers. The people of tbe
Hawaiian Islands devote themselves almost exclu
sively to the cultivation of sugar cane. As their
land is more valuable for this purpose than any
other, they raise nothing in the way of hay and
feed. The result is tbey depend upon our farm
ers for evcrj pound of hay, barley, bran, corn
and oata that they Deed for their stock. During
the year 1881, thousands of bales of hay, and
millions of pounds of barley, bran, corn and oats,
together with hundreds of hih-grade catties,
horses, sheep and hogs, were shipped to the isl
ands from San Francisco. Thus an additional
and growing market has been created lor the pro
ductions ul our rmicheo. Our lumber dealers
must apirecia:e ibis market, if the millions of
feet ol rough and dressed lumber, and large
quantities ol fjoorin, laths, shingles, pickets and
redwood posts being shipped there are a criterion.
I'urmuwrsui ury uooiif, uohIb ami shoes, iron
and hardware, groceries und provisions, nod ul
omer noes oi good-. Icel the enects of the treaty
in increased orders irorn the merchants there.
IIT..I. .i . .
nn me Bierting oi new plantations coma
orders for s igar-iuachinery ol which our mach
ine shops have furnished over one million dollars'
worth since lo6. Some Fugur-machincry has
been imported Irorn Scotland, as a Glasgow munu
factory is represented there by a resident agent,
who is always ready to draw plans and give
estimates ot the machinery put up on the plan
tation. Ihis firm nl jives very liberal terms in
the way ol credit lo reliable parties. This of
itB?If is of great consideration to the planter just
siruiing, as it costs nim anout as much for a
sugar mill as it does the silver-miner for his
quartz mill. Other items, swelling the imports
from Great Britain which are not quite one
fifth ot the total imports for the year 1881 are
the portable tramway, with its locmotive and
cars, and the steam plow. An agent of the manu
facturcr ol these articles has visited the different
plantations, nnd as their use effects a great Hav
ing over ox-teams, both in the transportation of
tne eugar-cane to the mm and in the preparation
of ground for planting, they have been adopted
by many of the planters.
Another gratifying feature of tho treaty is the
manner in which it has benefited our bhip-build-ing
interest. In the year 1876 there were two
regular lines of sailing vessels engaged in the
Island trade. Now there are five lines of sailing
vessels and two lines 6teamere, not including
lumber vessels sailing from Humboldt Bay, Coos
Bay and Puget Sound. In the inter-island trade
there was formerly one steamer, where now ten
are plying. All the additional tonnage was built
on this coast, by our ship-builders. There is
also a line of sailing vessels from New York and
Boston to Honolulu. Two magnificent iron stea
mers, lor the rapidly increasing trade between
San Francisco and Honolulu, are being built by
Cramp & Sons, of Philadelphia, at a cost of one
million dollars. The carrying trade between the
United States and the Hawaiian Island, being
principally done in American bottoms, is another
source of revenue to American capital. Marine
insurance and tbe furnishing of ship's stores also
yield their share of profit.
To show the increase of commerce, since the
adoption ol the treaty, between the Hawaiian Is
lands and San r rancisco, it is only necessary to
state that the arrivals and departures at San
Francisco from and to the Islands in the year
1876, numbered ninety ; while for the first ten
months of the present year they number two
hundred and thirty-two. The wealthy Islanders
spend much ol their money in America, as they
tZ .1.. i- c r i ., -.- V
irequeniijf vipii oiin xrnucisco anu oiner Cities Ol
our country, uur railroads, hotels, and retail
merchants profit thereby. Many of their pur
chases being curried away us personal effeets do
not figure in our custom house statistics. Many
of their children are educated in our Bchools. Nor
are these the only benefits our people receive from
the treatv. ihe Keciprocity treaty has opened
an outlet at the Hawaiian Islands for American
capital and labor. There has been of late a large
immigration tinnier irorn tho Unitad States
American doctors and lawyers are to bo found
there practicing ihcir professions. The schools.
which are numerous, are nlled with American
teachers. Americans who have started in busi
ness have been successful, and American me'
chnnics have found lucrative employment in their
various callings, in lact, American influence pre'
dominates in otncini. mercantile ana newspaper
circles. The prime minister of the kingdom, the
. nr . i
judgeB ol i lie supreme court, and many other gov
ernment officers, are Americans, lhe great in
crense in the sugar crop during the past few
years have been due to the investment of Amer
ican capital, which has yielded handsome returns.
Three-lourths of the plantations are owned by
Americans and those who are in accord with
American ideas, thus it will be seen that tbe
greater portion oi tne present prosperity ol the
Hawaiian Islands is enjoyed by our countrymen
who have invested or settled there. Much of the
money made by thete people finds its way back to
America lor investment, and contributes its share
our revenues. The writer made the ac-
quaintancc ol an old resident of the islands, an
Englishman by birth, on bia way coming from
Honolulu. Ibis gentleman told him that he bad
nvestcd considerable money in improved real
estate at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In making a jour
ney oveihind he' bad passed through that place,
and was much pleased with its appearance. He
thought it had a tuture; and, as he desired to
make an investment in some growing city in the
United States, on his return he stopped there and
made the purchase alluded to. The profits real
ized by the American people from all these
sources will almost offset the loss of revenue sus
tained by the treaty. Even were this not tbe
case, our government could well afford to pay for
American supremacy on these islands.
The Hawaiian Islands, on account of their lo
cation, are destined to play an important part in
the future commerce ot the Pacific. Upon the
completion of cither of the Isthmus canals, they
will lie in the direct route from China to our At
lantic seaboard and Europe, l he maritime na
tion that then controls them will hold the key to
the entire commerce of the Pacific. The Kanaka
race is fast fading away. When Captain Cook
first visited these islands in the year 1778, there
were over 400,000 people among them. It is
doubtful if the natives number 40,000 now. The
day is not far distant when this race will become
extinct ; then, if our supremacy is maintained, the
Hawaiian Islands will naturally become an Amer
ican colony. With the exceeding fertility of its
soil and its healthy climate, it is the best sugar
country in the world, and here, if our govern
ment continue in its present policy, will be the
borne of thousands oi Americans.
With the abrogation of the treaty, all the ad
vantages gained through it will, of course, cease.
And does anyone imagine that, if the Eastern
sugar refiners should succeed in their efforts to
abrogate the present treaty, that our sugar would
costless? It is difficult to understand how tbe
resumption o- duties on Hawaiian sugars can re
duce the price of the refioed article. This can
only be done by competing refineries. The East
ern refiners, instead of seeking to abolish the
Hawaiian treaty, should direct their efforts in ex
tending the system of reciprocity to Mexieo,
Central America, the West Indies, Brazil, and to
the other sugar producing countries, of this con
tinent. Should such a system ne estaDiisned with
thes- countries, the direct result would be the
earns benefits to our commerce, only on a more
extended scale, that have beeu experienced since
the adoption of the Hawaiian Reciprocity Treaty.
For the vear 1881 our imports from the Hawaiian
Iislands" amounted to $5,954,990, and our ex
ports to $3,171,852. For tbe fiscal year ending
June 30, 1881, our imports from Cuba amounted
to $64,647,007, and our exports to only $12,
153,059. From Brazil our imports amounted to
$52,783,408, and our exports to only $9,252,415.
Had our exports to Cuba and Brazil borne tbe
same proportion to the imports that our exports
to tbe Hawaiian Islands did to the imports, the
value of our shipments to Cuba would nave been
about $33,000,000, and to Brazil about $27,
000,000 a gain of millions of dollars, equivalent
to half the bullion product of the United States
for the year IsSI, to our commerce.
in view oi the threatened loss of a large por
tion of their Orezon and Mexican trade, through
the near completion of other trans-continental
railroads,' it behooves the merchants of S.n Fran
cisco to see to it that our rrecent crowing rela
tions with the Hawaiian Islands are extended.
Although the present treaty has been of great
oeneht to our merchants, there is room for im
provement. All American goods are not admit
ted into the Hawaiian Ir-Und free of duty. A
considerable number of important articles are ex
cepted, upon which a duty is cllecied. Among
tbem are beer, fancy metal ware, carnages, ready
made clothing, crockery and glassware, drugs,
fire-arms, furniture; hats and cups, jewelry, mili
nery goods, tinware and wines. Upon the eipi
ration of tbe present treaty, a new one should oe
made, more liberal in its provisions toward the
United Slates, in which the Hawaiian Govern
ment should agree to admit all American goods
free of duty, and also to make its tariff conform
able to ours on all goods from other countries.
The benefits derived from the present Keciprocity
lTcaty would then be increased, ns the conces
sions on the part of the Hawaiian Government
would give us the entire trade of the islands, in
stead of two-thirds, as at present.
Sir Henry Parkea and Australian Mails.
ery unwillingly, indeed, wo comment upon
tue acts or expressions of vinitors to our shi'ies.
but when statements are maile prejudicial to our
interests aud at variance with truth, we ftel call
ed upon to expose the errors or denounce the
slanders from whatever seourco tlu-v tuny Issue
Iu our publication of the 17th uit., we show,l
very explicitly that Sir Henry Paikcs, when in
fc?au Francisco, made statements with regard to
the present man contract, which if uot wilfully
laise, were most undecidedly untrue.
We cannot fail to notice other remarks made
by the Premier which are equally fallacious
To a San Francisco reporter he declared-that
"the mails by Suea were conveyed in vessels
twice the size of the inferior ships (ns he termed
them) employed on the California route, aud
that quicker time was made by Kaatoru travel
ers from the Colonies." In both respects, wo
uudertake to prove from Colonial journals, that
?ir Henry l'arkes has committed grievous if not
wntui error, ltie crona, of the V. x t). Com
pany, which arrived in Melbourne in October of
this year, is l'.XJO tons net register. She is d?s
cribed by the Hobsou's Hay reporter of the
Melbourne Argut as being of the same tonnage
and capacity as her sister tdiips plying, on the
Australian line. The Australia, of the Pacific
Mail Line, on the Sau Francisco route is 1714
tons net register; the Zealandia, 1713 tons net
register; the Cities of New York and Sydney are
dU17 tons American gross register. It is there
fore plain that our vessels, as regards tonnage,
cannot, in truth, be termed inferior vessels,
neither in tho engineering departments nor in
the general appointments of the ships is there
any inferiority, both having beeu fully testified
to by the vast number of passengers safely
transported to and from tho Colonies. As to
the second assertion of Sir Henry Parkea, ve
clearly demonstrated in onr former articles in
this journal that -the distance ought to bo tra
versed between Sydney and London in 31 days
and 12 hours, and everything that has occurred
since tnese words were penned, confirms us in
The Melbourne Argut of October, 1SS2
shows that the outward bound mail from Mel
bourne arrived in Plymouth after a passage of
forty-nine dayt. The inward bound mails in tho
same month by the erona, already referred to.
arrived in forty-one dayt, when some of the mails
lor adjacent colonies were transhipped at
Queenscliffe. New Zealand, however, seems to
be particularly unfortunate, as the report shows
mat ner mails would have to wait until the fol
lowing week, the steamer for that Colony having
departed before the arrival of the Verona; so
that, allowing one week a delay at Melbourne.
and five days for the passace, makes the time
by that mail, 53 days from England. Can it bo
possible that the New Zealanders will submit to
such gross carelessness and disregard of their
rights V We believe that they will do nothing
or tne umd, but they joining with Isew South
Wales, will continue to aftord aid to a company
that gives them greater advantages, both in
mail and passenger traffic, and that they w ill not
allow any narrow-minded feeling to influence
them in so grand an undertaking as rapid ocean
travel. The New Zealand Coast traffic is well
and efficiently performed by steamers adapted
for the trade. Along a rough and rugged coast,
from Auckland to Dunedin, they run in all
weathers without any serious casualties. All
that is required is to extend the trip from Mana-
kau to the Bay of Islands, and by so doing, 48
hours will be saved in the trip across the Pacific
wkich is a saving much to be desired at this
moment. If the New Zealanders co-operate
with Americans, they can have their English
letters within 27 to 28 days from the day they are
mailed in London. This, we niaintaiu, is such
an evident advantage that we cannot conceive
for a moment that an intelligent aud progressive
people, such as the New Zealanders are, will
deny their Assistance in securing at desirable
an object. Sun Francttro Merchant.
In view of the performance lad Monday
night of the Amateur Dramatic Club iu aid of
the funds of the Honolulu Athletic Association,
we reproduce a short article on "Sports" that
appeared in a brief statistical and descriptive
account of New South Wales for th year 18S1
If the Honolulu Athletic Association were to
emulate the example set them by the young
blood of Australia, there is no reason to doubt,
that in a short time they could give a perform
ance of their own to raise funds. The follow
ing appears in the pamphlet referred to :
Most of the ont-door sports that Englishmen
are proud to call their own, and for which this
climate is so well suited, are followed with great
zest. Australians have tried the strength of
their youth with celebrities in tho old country,
and on one occasion their representative sculler,
Edward Trickett. won the Championship of the
World on the Thames. Two cricket teams have
visited England. After achieving great success
in the provinces on each occasion, the last team
contested a great match with the best All-England
eleven, displaying so much skill and de
termination as to elicit the warm approbation of
the Press and the people of England. Our late
Governor, Sir Hercules Robinson an ardent
admirer and patron of all ont-door sports iu
speeches made by him on several occasions,
eloquently described the habits of the colonists
in this respect. At Tattersall's Annual Meet
ing, held on 1st January, 1874, His Excellency
" Nothing pleases me more in this splendid
new country than to find that the people of New
South Wales, in their attachment to all good old
English sports and amusements, are thorough
'ehips of the old block. In proof of this it is
only necessary to glance around at what is tak
ing place in Sydney and its neighborhood on a
gTeat public holiday like the present. Your beau
tiful harbor is alive with yachts and yachtsmen,
and members of the boating clubs. The parks
and grounds are crowded with cricketers, all in
tent, no doubt, on the coming struggle with the
All England Eleven. The members of the Rifle
Association are practising at the neighboring
butts, and striving by self-denial and applica
tion to qualify themselves for future intercolon
ial victories. On my way down here I paid a
visit to the Albert Ground, where a Highland
gathering was going on and where Scotchmen
were proving that under the Southern Cross
they have lost none of their athletic skill and
power for which their race is so conspicuous iu
Northern climes. Whilst here on this pictures
que racecourse it is only necessaay to look
round to see that a large proportion are waimly
attached to the good old sport of horse racing.''
And again, on the occasion of the English
Cricketers' visit to Sydney, on 27th January.
"It has been a very great pleasure to iue per
sonally to be present to witness the interesting
match which is being played, and which, by u
curious coincidence ot circumstances is taking
place on the anniversary of New South Wales
the mother of the Australian Colonies. Upon the
26th of January, eighty-six years ago, Captain
Phillip and Lis little band of companions landed
upon the shores of port Jackson and first un
furled the British flag. How little could they
have dreamt that the miniature settlement that
they had that day established would, in little
more than three-quarters of a century grow into
six large and prosperous colonies, inhabited by
no less than two millions of the Anglo-Saxon
race, possessing amongst them nearly five mill
ions of oxen and over forty millions of sheep,
and carrying on, with over a fourth of the globe
a trade which amounts in tl"- "gregate to over
sixty millions sterling per nuuarn. How little
could the early settlers or pioneers have dreamt
of such astonishing progress. How little could
they have imagined that within eighty-six years
the sports aud pnstiim s i f Old England would no
take a root and flourish in these new countries
that Australia would be able to invite eleven of
the best cricketers of Lnlaud to viait her shore
to test the progress hich hr sons iu the anti
podes have made in the noble gamo. I rejoice
to see that the game has tuk u such a hold upon
the KtlVctioris ul the Anstralian youth.''
A Cricket Match.
Ho caught the editor just as he was sitting
dowu to his mid-day cracker aud fclana of water,
aud said, as he hauled out thick meui-book
and dropped into the other chair:
If you'll just take notes as I read, I'll give
you iny report cf the cricket match played ye
"terdnv between the 'Racquets' and 'Whang
ahead of the
The editor sighed, put the remainder of Lis
cracker into Lis co it tail ocket, hastily gulped
the balance of the ice-water, und told his visitor
to go ahead.
" Well, you see, the Racquets weut iu on
Went in where T"
Went into the game, don't you ee 7"
" Yes, I see ; but w hy didn't they get a good
wicket, or hurdle, or set of bnra to go in on r'
"I duuno exactly, but the Lid man says it
was because they was taken np by the Long
Kaeney iMuckI, and"
'Yes, yes, 1 hco ; go ahead with your game.'
"All right. No. 1 und 2 they were disposed
of nt slips and third mau."
What's .lips and third luauf I thought
you was telling ino about cricket, and then you
go on to tll me f No. 1 uud I! playing 'slip'
und ' third man.' "
" Why, that is cricket, uud that's the way they
get out. Then tho next two made a good stand,
but Sussex and Yorkshire was too much for
Gloucestershire, and they retired."
" See here young man, and the editor gropwd
under the table for his bludgeon; "dout you get
off ou to any outside remarks about cheese or
pigs. You are here to report a cricket match,
ami I don't want to hcttr an essay on anything
else. Let Sussex and Yorkshire and Gloucester
shire alone and tell lue about the game."
ou don't quite understand the terms of the
game, l see, resumed tho young man, "aud l 11
try to mako it pluiner. No. 5 he came in and
nut together 40 by a G-six 3s, Ac, until a ball
beat him to tho bowler."
"What did he put together 40 for?"
"Why, to help him win tho camo, of course!
He wanted all the balls ho could net; and the
next man he fell a victim to Yorker and'
" What was the Yorker's name, aud did lie kill
"Oh! j-ou don't understand; he wasn't kilUd,
only thrown out y the uowier.
Wasn't killed, hey V and let Limself bt
thrown out by one man ? umph ! Why didn't
he well, never mind, go on.
Dobson he started first-rate; but a shooter
from Shepherd stopped his career."
Now we hear you I Now comes the fun i
Shepherd he drew his Colt aud began shooting.
Dobson ran, but Shepherd dropped him neatly-"
' Hold on, Mr. Lditor, you re all wrong.
There wasn't any pistols used. I'm describing
u cricket match, and what I meant was that be
was bowled out. Then Ikey ho tried to lay on
to them but failed, and so did C'nttie. Dwan,
who cunie next, was throwu out by long atop,
from the farther wicket, and that left Tola to
carry his bat for a hard hit to 29."
Hold on a minnte. I don't quite catch on.
You say Ikey and Cuttie tried to ' lav on to
them. Had they got 'em down, and were they
trying to squeeze the wind out of em? And who
whot did they throw Dean out for? That's the
second mou's been thrown away. What wa
Tom carrying uway lo hit, and who wag he going
to hit to 29 ? 1 guess you've got a regular
shindy mixed np with your cricket match : but
you know best ; proceed."
ell, they d ull been fielding In the hot sun.
and just as he got over the Peak William
knocked up 17, and then pulled one of Wilson's
"Stop! stop! Explain yourself. William
knocked up 17 what ? boots shoes what was
it ; and w hy didn't he pi
"There jou go ng- in
ull on both of Wilson'a 7"
in. You don t understand
the game, you see. It's us plain as can be.
Here's the figures : Shepherd he got CO balls, 35
runs. 3 wickets and 2 maidens."
" He did, did he ; lucky dout How many did
the others get how many maidens, I mean?"
Well, Darby he got 85 "
" hat, maidens !
"No, no balls, and 4'J runs, and C wickets.
and 3 maidens; and William 2o bulla and 17 runs.
He didn t get any wickets and no maidens.'
"Poor devil! he wasn't the 'Sweet William '
we reud about in the hoiil' was Le 7 I'd a bad a
maiden or two though if I'd been Lim. What
diil they elo with them?"
heu they started aeain Leich Lad a fchort
but fairly merry life, getting iu four "
l our maidens? '
"No; a score of 4 by a crack to leg, and made
by an overthrow, nnd was bowled. If Le'd
gone in for smacking them "
" 1 lie maidens ? '
" No the;balls;-he'd Lave done belter. Hare
made a spanking hit over tho trees un the parade
ground f.ir Wilson; he was well caught at point."
"Just wait right there, my boy. Beware do
you venture to l 11 mo that this n an Hare
spanked the man Wilson over a lot ot trees, and
that he was caught on tho other side ? Do you
mean lo state that th'it in one of the wave that
cricket is played? Take timo now; tell me the
"Sir, I'm trying to give you the facts iu tbe
case. I he hall was sent just ns I tell you, and
if they had eot down harder on 'em and not let
'em t.ltitr, r. utly, they'd do better. As it was.
lhe Whaigi.oiigerH kept the wickets until time
was called, leaving the Racquets with 14 runs to
' Who got the maidens?''
' Oh, they don't count iii this game.''
'They don't! then I don't want to know anv-
thing more about cricket. I can't catch on to
any game where the fair sex '
thee hence, young man but,
me, who won the game?"
don't count.' Get
lef ore you go, tell
Cruise of the Roderick Dhu, Labor VeueL
The following particulars of tLe cruise of 1.
Lor vessel, the Roderich Dhu, and the atrocities
committed by the natives of some islands on
which return Polynesian laborers were landed,
are taken from the Maryborough Clironiele: "The
Roderick Dhu, under the command of Car.ts.in
Turner, with Mr. Lynn us government szent.
left Maryborough in July last, nassed Wood
Island on iUe l.ith. and Rreaksea Snit on the,
T7th of that month ; experienced heavy weather
at first, then westerly winds until she sighted
Aneiteum on 1st August. During the run across
one of the seventy-five return boys, who had
shown signs of mental aberration for some days,
became a raving maniac, and attacked all those
Polynesians near him with a tomahawk. A Gen
eral emeute appeared imminent, and, as a num
ber of boys were getting out their arms to de
fend themselves against the furious attacks of
the madmtin, the government agent drew bis
revolver and shot tho latter !cad. The island of
Tanna, in the New Hebrides group was worked
ou the 4 th August. A number of returns were
landed and twenty-three recruits obtained. On
the 17th the vessel anchored in Havannab. har
bor to procure wood and water. She left again
on the ICth, and voyaged north. At the island of
Faama, situate between Ambryra and Apii,
several return boys belonging to the thickly,
populated island were landed with their boxes,
on tho beach opposite their village. Directly the
boats pushed off from the beach, shots were
heard aud it transpired that the boys just landed
were attacked by the natives on shore, murder
ed, and their boxes lootod. During the day a
canoe full of natives came off to the schooner
and offered for sale a roastesl leg and arm, which
they said belonged to two of the boys landed
that morning. They urged that it was very
good kiki.' The cauoe was ordered away and
none of the occupants were allowd to board the
vessel. Tho Roderick Dhu proceeded to Aoba,
and while the boats were pulling along shore In
search of recruits a shower of arrows came from
a thicket on the beach, but fell a few yards
short of the boats. The attack was not responded
to by the boats, which then returned to the
schooner. Subsequently, while the vessel was
at Maiicolo, inside tho N.E. islands, the boats
were treated to a running fire of musketry from
a gang of natives ensconced behind some scrub.
Tho fire was returned by the boats, bnt no one
appeared to be hit on either side, and the natives
did not attempt to show thmselves in the open.
Continued recruiting about the adjacent islands ,
with considerable success, and on October 2d,
when again off Maiicolo, spoke the schooner
Ceara with 118 recruits on board, bound tor Lhe
Johnstone River, Queensland. On October 11
the lioderick Dhu brought nn off the black beach
of Ebo, on Jhe island of Apii, to obtain fresb