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PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, JANUARY 27. 1883.
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LIST OF LETTERS,
V emul nlncr In tlio (viicrral Puat
Ot&ca January J. 1SX.
BUladrll J 1
Cbtpman "W A
Co Caty L
Cbaw Annie 2
Laff F H
Uunfonl Wa '
Footer Uia E A
Hilton J no
Hooper L. U '
le Jno C
Lannewchr D 2
Crowdar J no
Clarke Mr F
Cox O A
Lievla f P
lavi Frvaton a
Horn W F
Au lntonW 2
ItrowD Mrs Jno
Barret t H It
I ox Cary A
CaTaoagb W A
Clarke Mlas "n.e
rata F X
Coaaab A A
Cnnba A U
Lhincaa It T
iHrrcaa Mua U
Ulbba Jno B
Jarrolil Donglaa John
Kelton A S
King U P
Larry Jobn J
Mackrnsia J K
Macy B B
MlUett J S
Moore Geo 7
Macbado U li
MeCnllan L M
Xllaen Earn! a
I' alomera a
Baed P N 1
Smith Capt J
Hcott W A
Smith H A
8mitb Jaa M
TrxMrdan Mrs W Q Tbompaon Jesala
Taylor W B3 Tallett Jno
v . C rqu hart Wrn 2
Iw John P
Lnacomb H A
Martin Mlas J C 2
Myers B K
San Francisco .Correspondence.
Noggle MaJ J L-2
Partridge S L
Perry C E
Red Mrs Ether
Koblnson Mrs I)
Smith J I 2
Hmitb H 1
Hmytha H F
Spencer T bos J
Tilton Geo F 2
Porter Mia A T
Robinson Mrs U
Rowley Dr M
gyrus W 11 2
bweaney T E
Tonga I A
Toinllnson D F
White C M
Weber Mlas Tie
Vaan.t ta Wm
Winchester Mr C WalUrO
Webster Jno 'Win lock Jaa
Wooiley 8 E Walker Mlaa A
Wood worth Eliger
Partlaa cnqairlnc for Letters in the
Above) ILlst, r pArticala.rly' request(l to
CT Aak for Adwortiaed jLettera.
I. B. PETERSON.
Jan20 2t Acting Potmater General.
REAL ESTATE MATT E R S
I HA IK A LA llti K COlF"HllBI.K
TWO-STORY FRAME HOUSE
(ae) coot-mine 13 ROOMi.ilh KITCMKN. COUK HoCSE,
BtTH. and OOACII-IKlr. on a lot 225 X X 660
(tnaD(Ie). at PUNAHOU TO SKI.I. tree and cr of aJI
Ibcoakbraace, alio ailioininc lUiCKESUI'
GOOD PASTURE LAND,
2 1-2 ACHES OP GROUND,
ant acre beicg a eniuUe hathling i(e. This prnperfy is
open &r ' at obee and la couidrred the moat desirablr
property la iht portion o the snbnrb. Artesian well water
is supplied a all the property above. Also aereral Tery
choice IX)Tri 100 x 2f 0 to SELL, adjoiniD. To sell oo
to aell an NCCANU VALLKT, S miles from town. 12$ acres
good level land, and 10 acres on the hill skie. FAST IKK
On NCCANU STREET. I hare a most deatrabte
95. three common 8M .4 LI.
W ill sell at unce cheap
t I.RASi: Or KIGHT
iCRK OF (JHOI XD.
a NEW FKAUK 3 ROOM
COTTAGE and CARRIAGE IIOl'riK. Rrot of Land $30 a
year. Will acU L.K A B BL'ILUI SGS for $5
On ruRT 8TRKET, I hare A 9 r K A RS LE ISR
TO SKL.I.. T II KICK NKAT COTTJUKS
small X bring in a monthly rental of $15. Will sell the same
on easy terms tar $131)0 Cash S down, balance in 2 yeara
One of lb Mot delightful Reaidencee in the Hawaiian
Kiorlom to aell. The property is located oo JoJd street, near
the Vi:y road. Main hone contaloa 1? Hrganlly laid out
Rooms, with Baths. G. Water, and with all the Latest
Modern Conveniences; also, Cook-honse. Servants' Cottage,
Stable. Carriage-benae, etc. The Land comprises for' acres.
Tit Grounds Neatly Laid Out
With Garden, Trees, etc. Beautiful View ol the Harbor and
City from ita jromioent lofty position. Will te sold on essy
terms with clear title.
I have some
HOUSES TO RENT.
C01T1GE OF FIVE KOOUS,
With t.tle, Water, ete to Kent on LiUha Street , $30 month.
COTTAGE OF THREE R0U3IS,
To Kent n LlUaa Street, near School Street, $16 month.
IS 31 ILL COTTAGE Q 0JEFX STREET
CoaUlniig Foot Kootna. Rental, ft I 8 per month. Bath, etc
A SM1LL COTTiCE OS Mi:TGOUi:RY SQrARE,
tVrtow Maanake street. Bental.f.10 pee month. Three
fcnema. I have
FIVE ICSES OF COO! CFLTIVATED LA.XD.
... . i
IUuiiX. Nrivomn ao-i oin- r iron growing
(TEOil OCB nrKC IAL OtfcrSI'ON&KNT.)
Sax Francisco, January 11, 1SS3.
All the papers. Eastern as well as Call
fornian, are full of articles on Hawaiian
matters the abrogation of the treaty and
the coming coronation, and the sad death of
Judge Elisha Allen, Dean of the Diplomatic
Corps and Minister from Hawaii, occurred
strangely enongh just at the moment of this
universal interest in the Government he
represented. He was the diplomat in the
loEgest consecutive service, and to thia fact
was due his recognition as Dean of the
corps. Much Interest was felt in the cour
tesies shown by the Diplomatic Corps and
the United States Government toward the
dead Minister, as he held the double posi
tion of a citizen of the United States and a
representative of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
On the 9th the Senate took a vote on the
reference of the Hawaiian Treaty resolu
tion, which is considered as tending toavor
the abrogation of the treaty. The contest
was between the Finance Committee, which
is known to be opposed to the treaty, and
the Foreign Affairs Committee, which is
supposed to favor it. The Finance Commit
tee was successful by a vote of 31 to 20.
One New York paper remarks that -it
would be no less inconvenient than silly for
the House to -advise the abrogation of a
treaty which the President believes should
not be abrogated. As the Sandwich Islands
treaty relates to revenue, the House, it i3
claimed, may solicit President Arthur's
views; but the President may even then, if
he sees fit, withhold his views. The posi
tion of the Kingdom of Hawaii with regard
to the line of British commerce between
the Isthmus of Central America and China
is feelingly considered and the schemes of
I the British Cabinet often alluded to. That
j Cabinet especially its newly-appointed
member, Sir Charles Dilke, is 8upjxsed to
be exercising some ingenuity to impede or
put an end to ex-President Grant's negotia-
i tlons for a reciprocity treaty with Mexico
als a country capable of producing a sugar
supply. If Grant succeeds in negotiating a
commercial treaty with Mexico, the tine
timber of Sonora and the other Mexican
States will perhaps bring the needed relief
I to the devastated forests of the United
i States, about whose rapid disappearance
j President Arthur spoke a timely word, thus
iXar unfortunately unheeded by the Tariff
The ft programme for the festivities at the
coronat, ion was copied far and wide, and the
presence of British, French and Italian war
ships at tthe port, our own Lackawanna and
the Alask ;a and Wachusett, ordered to reach
Honolulu a. about the 20th instant, has been
noted witlii? interest. Meantime, business
consideratiorLi of the treaty has been put off
The perennhj'al Mrs. Langtry continues to ;
hold her own rrxs tlie prime subject of ..ssip !
iid curiosity. V Hf new chaperon in a Miss :
Langtry, ' iwkj"! a distant j
relative, Mr.'Langtry being sMnT&TM.)ave no
livinrr Kulor i'liii-n r,i u'ia th sn?--J '
many sensational inciden's itnd the air was j TuC(J-Hitherto th
Heavy witn promises ol sensations wnicli ieen so near tlie
contemplates will be quite another work
from the one he undertook to build. His
critics insinuate that a part of the thirty
million francs already expended may have
gone toward securing the good will, or at
all events, the silence of the French press,
for not an adverse whisper is heard, though
the crossing of the Chagres river remains as
great a problem as ever. But the patriotic
French regard the cutting of the canal as a
good deal a national enterprise, and the
debonnalr Le?eps presiding at a banquet
given by the contractors on Public Works
in Paris, announces that the scheme for the
creation of inland sea in Africa will be re
sumed by private enterprise, which sounds
as if his spirits were not greatly dashed.
Herr Most, the German Socialist leader ar
rived in New York on the ISth December
and created very little enthusiasm, his per
sonal appearance and voice are against
him, hard luck for an orator ; but his
speeches seem simple and comprehensive,
the one note of Communism kill. In
Chicago he assured his audience that the
time had come when the people had best
kill everybody, and divide up everything;
but no immediate massacre seems to have
supervened. It is said that this terrible
leveller's claims to notoriety are that he is
a foreigner, and has been in gaol a dozen
times. A discerning public must judge if
this is fame.
San Francisco had an odd visitation on the
last day of the old year in the shapo of a genu
ine snow 6torm, and many absurd or clumsy ex
pedients were resorted to in order to turn it to
advantage in the matter of sleigh-riding. Two
men hit upon an ingenious plan. A spectacu
lar play called Siberia was on at the California
and, as its name implies, had a mise en scene the
rererse of tropical. Th; friends hired the
sleigh from among the stage properties of this
piece, harnessed four horses to it, drove till the
snow began to melt and returned their dramatic
conveyance not much the worse for wear.
Prince Arizugawa and four travelling com
panions spent a few days in San Francisco
early in January. The gentlemen are Japanese
nobles then on their way home after a six
months' trip round the world, and they civilly
professed themselves plaesed with the trip
across the American Continent.
The very last has been seen of Arabi, he has
beeu led on" the stage to his Indian Elba to wait
till some discontent or uprising fetches hint
home to Cairo for his Hundred Days. On
Christmas Day he and his brother Pashas im
plicated in the war were publicly degraded from
their military rank at Cairo, and yesterday he
and his fellow exiles arrived at Colombo in Cey
lon. It was said of him that if he would take
lessons in brutality -at 100 francs he would have
a much better chance of getting on," and also
that he is incapable of speaking an untruth but
enough was indicated in the suddenly checked
intricacies of his trial to establish his reputa
tion for a measureless duplicity, which, it is be
lieved will go far to weaken his moral influence
with his former followers Egyptians though
Madame Patti seems destined to rule the un
fortunate public on her own despotic terms for
the newly discovered, or at least newly be
pruised song-bird, Madame Scalchi, is an alto,
and Madame Nilsson since her visit to Sn
Francisco has been seized with such a severe
throat tiouble as threatens permanently to affect
her voice. She has cancelled some engage
ments and postponed others and gone to New
Orleans for a mild climate, while the Princess
Louise who visited us at the same time with
Madame Nilsson, contemplates wintering in
CLarlestown, South Carolina.
An interesting mark of the decrease of super
stition is England's step toward communicating
with the Pope by means of an openly accredited
e cry of o i'opery" nas
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the fir- Bridge, sis 85 z
Bl'ILDINOs are oo las property.
On JUDD 8TREKT.I have
TKA RS TO SF.I.I. 1-4
all in gond cultivation, with
.... .11 - i ... .,. . a nn.rT.r ... b miu.
once. u-a t--na -
sb v.ib Ice Kul). Valley. Krntal. oo king leas
$g a yer.
iiiK tui.r. v.tiCk is K or. it.i
1 The bowling known as Kohaia 1111. oo Main Road
Mr.lUUM -od Mar M.U-. rmcr npied by Mr.
rrtai.-. Tb boiling H In ! rr-ir and the luratioa
THE -t.U Vi.tl. UKMIKCE
Walk at lilU. I U- l Tuo. Contain
with BU'C?.... kCli-ai-nae. twin. -r,wii
llr Yard; sitil-r T arr of Grocod
Of C. O
luoo and rt
Lec. 1 have
Near tbe above p
ehade Tree ad Water
I FIE HO IKS I KID
lao to Lra. Amfle broand, reetaragc.
Other Houses and Lands
T LEASK AMD r-EI.L
For rar'ber KarticaUrs apply I-
J. E. WISEJVS AN,
RSAL S 27 AT S 3R0HER,
JI XERCH1XT STREET, IIOXOLrH.
aer?3 dltno wt
BOXES FERROTrPK FI.ATKS.
first Bate Order. Alo,
These Goods will be sold for
IESS THAN COST PRICE.
A poly to
C. E. WIIXI 1.
Fort street. Honolulu.
T -V" l. r. T.il ..v. tn order either Views
- sw,. it in tba
Best Style of the Photograpiiic Art
. , .h xioat Beaaonabla Term. Anythine; which
tZt bwid by Mrirnndy will probably not be U.
r L 1 1 la ay to a- tba nndorslgnad and aacor-
taaed t "jl ft pYa call and -amlne specimens
JanlTwlLo7 H. Ia. CHASE.
did not occur. First and most important
she has captured the critics in Chicago.
They ivxy that her methods are correct and
her acting intelligent and refined. As has
been the case in each city she has visited,
society's most desirable doors have been
closetl to her. A somewhat unmanly para
graph that flew about the papers telling how
a letter had been intercepted on its way
rom Langtry's room to the post and was
discovered to bear Freddie Gebhardt's ad
dress, brought the young gentleman at once
to Chicago, ostensibly to hunt down the er
ring reporter who had perpetrated the out
rage. There was no encounter, but expecta
tion stood at gaze again when rumor
. whispered the name of Mr. F. A. Maura as
Mr. Gebhardt's rival in favor of the L.i!y.
The same train that brought Gebhardt in
his costume of , brown with terra-cotta
colored gloves, landed also Maura in what
costume history does not .record, but with
the nimbus of romance brilliantly about
him. He was an artist of reputation, he was
supposed to belong in some left-handed
fashion to the reigning house in Italy;Mrs.
Iangtry thad corresponded with him ever
since she left New "ork. Here again, how
ever, gossip was doomed to disappointment,
Gebhardt showed no Othello-like designs
upon his reputed rival and the four, Mrs.
and Miss Langtry, Mr. Gebhardt and Mr.
Maura, take amicable drives in an open
carriage to the delight of all beholders.
Gebhardt has published or has had pub
lished a letter in which he states his unde
niable right to send Mrs. Langtry flowers,
take her driving or give her suppers with
out constituting himself a target for com
ment and criticism, and since the appear
ance of this letter, hia doings and his
wardrobe have been almost wholly un
chronicled. Our other British visitor, Oscar "Wilde,
has left us sailed for Liverpool the 3rd. It
is not an endless farewell, when he ex
pressed a hope of returning before a great
while to the United States, where he found
so much to enjoy ; and he also feels the
necessity of seeing how art gets along. He
left us with the joyful assurance that, in his
opinion, art is progressing among us, and
we may hope, lie thought the true Ameri
can type was becoming dim and indistinct,
but believed that in fifty years we might
evolve another type thatwill do just as well.
The poor poet fell Iri with a highly dis
agreeable type just before he sailed the
decoy In a confidence game, namely, to
whose confederates he managed to lose
nearly S30(K). He paid at the lottery counter
in olw.-irks, and as soon as he became con
vinced that be was being swindled he sped
owiftly to his bank and ordered the cashier
f i"i payment on the checks. He then
f.iillil-il his misadventure to the police au
thorities, who duly gathered in the checks.
The decoy contrived to make Wilde take
part in the lottery by cleverly initiating an
Kuglish acquaintance of whose existence
h- had iK'foine aware, and whse ossible
btisiiivM relations with Wilde he had ac-
jtiired by weeks of patient investigation.
Aboi t a month ago a case of leprosy was
retired in the Almshouse at Salem, Mass.
The patient's name was Charles Derby,
recently from San Francisco, as he said ;
, and he hnd been for some years chief
botanist to Queen Kmma, at Honolulu.
The California State Legislature is in ses
sion, and the new Governor-General, Stone
. man, has delivered his inaugural address.
The new city charter for San Francisco, by
the Board of Freeholders elected in Novem
, ber, is being published prior to the voting
, upon it in March. Upon the developments
: in the State Legislature is a nronhecv of the
coming activity of a so-called Committee on
Federal Relations, which contemplates
nothing less than th introduction of
a set of resolutions asking Congress to abro
gate the Hawaiian Reciprocity Sugar Treaty
which it has now under consideration. Of
course here in the State Legislature this is
a good deal a party measure, but it brings
California prominently forward in Wash
ington, just as the next Mexican Treaty
will bring the Southern planting interest
to the fore again.
Samuel Clemens, as everyone tries hard
to call Mark Twain, he whose visit to the
Hawaiian Islands in I860 was such literary
capital to him, has been amusingly non
suited. He brought suit against the pub
lishers Belford, Clark & Co., In Chicago, to
restrain them from republishing his works.
In evidence it appeared that the books
republished were not copyrighted, but the
author claimed that his pen-name "Mark
Twain " is a trade mark. The decision held
that pseudonyms could not be construed as
trade marks,and that not to copyright left
the books open to the republication by
Dissatisfaction prevails about the Panama
Canal, M. De Lesseps has even admitted
that the canal connot be built by the original
plans. Those plans unfortunately were
drawn before he was intimately aware of
the sort of difficulties he should meet, so
that upon examij f ion the canal he now
, J. -LEVIS IT & OO.,
I3ei to notify the Yullic that they
UAVi: : OW vX HAND AND TO ARRIVE
Both American and European,
T(,i.ii will compare favorably i:h lb sto.k A ANY hmsi In town, and wblch
i Reasonable Psrice
Raisins, Almonds, Walnuts,
Candied Peel and Assorted Extracts,
Perfectly Fresh and "imported Expressly for the HOLIDAYS !
And Purchaaer will Cn I it to the'r ALTtNTAOK to rtral with as,
js We Guarantee Every Article I
Our Store baa jast been Painl.fi and Kenovatu, asd every attention giTenJo l'ie wants and comlort of our Customer.
We have a Urge Staff of Salesmen, which io'ures promr attention and delivery f Order. We have also secured the
SOLE OEISTOT oif
ROBERTS' CELEBRATED CANDIES !
And tre'll have Constantly on Han 1 a Lar?e mul V.trie.l As-iortnitHii, conaia'.ing of
M ARSftl ELLOYYS, CARAMELS, FRENCH NOUGAT,
CRK.l M BARS, PEAMT OAKS. JKL.L.Y AM) Fltt I r i: A It KS.
AVAI.XUT'OREAMS. EGG CREAMS, ANGEL FOOD. EXTRA LEMON DROPS
Hundred. Other "Vaineties
WE HAVE SOW O.V HtMl AND EXPECT
PER STEAMER SUEZ, IDXJE DEC. 18, '82,
A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
Fancy Candy Boxes and Horns of Plenty !
- , SUITADLK
For the Christmas and New Year Holidays.
Island Orders Solicitel. All Orders will Receive our Personal Attention.
British embassador to the Vatican would have
been regarded implyiig or paving the way for
re-cognition of the spiritual claim of the Papacy.
. Such an envoy, once permitted ly the people,
makes easy the creation of a. regular British
I T .i-jiifi t - VotiAnn n i wl rlta T-Txits oocior.
aj ithii'u w liiv v t a a v uii uuu a u w Vj;v o un.-it.ii-
ance in beneficially influencing turbulent Ireland
can hardly be overestimated.
The two plays,Tennysoii's ''Promise of May"
and Victor Hugo's new-old ''Le Roi S'amuse,"
fell both extremely flat. The laureate's name
had not sufficient power to keep his play from
being unmercifully hooted in the theatre, but
Hugo's name and presence preserved a respect
able decorum in his audience during the per
formance that was more chilling, considering
the high emotional pitch of "Le liol L'amuse,"
than an outward demonstration of disapproval.
The health of the poor old ( t seems to be
much impaired, for when he wished to place a
wreath upon the body of Gambetta lying in
state in the Palais, Bourbon, his strength failed,
he could not go in and confide his wreath to
some else to deposit.
The Germans naturally express relief at the
death of Gambetta, but fairly incomprehensible
to a foreigner are the rejoicings of the ultra
Catholics and royalists, equally so the now
almost universally received story that so earn
est a statesman met his death at a woman's
hand. The newspaper of which he is proprie
tor, the Iiepvblique Francaist had made for
him a fortuue of 730,000 francs. His life reads
like a romance, for ho was but forty-four when
he died, and- his story comprises a studious
childhood, a wild youth and a suddenly and
completely distinguished manhood. His body
was bestowed in the Cemetery of Pere La
Chaise until his father's wishes could be ascer
tained, but last night it was removed to Nice, a
dt-pitation of members of the Chamber of
Deputies acting as escort.
In compensation for the acutely felt loss of
the choice Hamilton collection of manuscripts
that have beon "gathered in by Prussia, the
British Mu9eum has just received a consignment
of curious small terra cotta figures, draped
female divinities of somewhat rude modelling,
the fruits of recent experimental diggings at '
Letters from Folger, Secretary of the Treasury,
and Frelinghnysen, Secretary of State, in re
lation to the proposed abrogation of the
Hawaiian Treaty have been received by Williams,
Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of
the House, but he considers them private docu
ments, and will only present them to the con
sideration of the committee on Tuesday, Janu
ary Gth, when the final vote will be taken on the
proposition to recon mend the abrogation of the
treaty. Secretary Folger's letter enclosed a set
of tables showing in detail the trade between .
the United States and the Islands. These show
that the value of exports to the Islands for the
past fiscal year amounted to 3,330,775, and the"
v:ilue of the imports for the same time to
7,r4C,204. Had the sugar imported been sub-jet-t
to dutv, that duty would have been
$3,103,400. " Comradk.
C. E .WILLIAM.
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THE HAWAIIAN SUGAR QUESTION.
Claus Spreckels' Letter to the CUicaso
u Tribune," Refuting the Statements of
31. II. de Youns to the -Tribune"
San Fraxcisco, December 2.
To the Editor f the Chicago Tribune : I have
read your article of tho 7th ultimo, purporting
to be report of au interview with Mr. M. IL
de Young, proprietor of the Sau Franciaco
C7.roncZ, headed " Outrageoua iloaopoly."
The San Franciaco Chronic' for more than a
year past baa missed no opportunity of attack
ing the treaty of reciprocity between the United
Statee and the Hawaiian Kingdom, and mia
ropresenting ita operations. It baa at the same
time attacked the. sugar-producing interests at
the Islands and the sugar-reflning interest iu
this city. In ita attacks upon the treaty and the
industries which the IXronide assumes axe to a
greater or less extent benefitted by it, caargea
have been made which are without warrant in
truth. It seems proper that you should be
placed in possession of the actual facts, so that
you and your readers may be able to form a cor
rect estimate of the value of the statements put
forth by Mr. De Young and hia employers.
The Reciprocity Treaty with the Sandwich
Islands was concluded in 1S75, and went into
operation Iu 1876. The reasons for making this
treaty were partly commercial and partly politi
cal. This Island Kingdom had for many years
been looked upon with longing eyes by Euro
pean Governments. It is within the recollection
of the present generation that several attempts
were made to destroy the independent native
Government, with a view to their absorption, or
the making the Sandwich Islands a dependency
of a European Power. These attempts proved
abortive, owing to the rigorous protests of our
Government, aided by the active efforts of
Americans resident on the Islands.
Looking to the possibility of the future, it
waa believed that a reciprocity treaty with the
Sandwich Islands would be the surest means of
assuring the independence of the Hawaiian
Kingdom, as it would establish permanent
friendly relations with that Government ; it
would also foster trade between the tno coun
tries, add to the material prosperity of the
Islands, render the native Government stable,
which, with the moral support of the United
States, would be able to resist all future attempts
at encroachment by European Powers. The
result thus far has more than justified the ex
pectations. Mr. De Young says: "All that is exported from
San Francisco is a little flour and some general
merchandise, the aggregate value of which
ranges from $400,000 to $800,000 a year." The
best answer tothe first part of the above is the
following analytical table, published by one of
oar San Francisco commercial journals some
time ago, showing the nature of some of the
leading exports in 1876 (the year after the treaty
came into operation) and similar exports from
this port in 1880:
AUOTHBR LOT.OP THOSE
Just A.rrived per X). C. jIrirrav
NOW OIST EXHIBITION
Pioneer Furniture Ware-rooms.
Parties wishing' to secure a GOOD PIANO will
do well to call and examine these Magnificent Instruments
before purchasing' elsewhere.
THE USUAL LARGE ASSHTMESIMT
Furniture, Upholstery and Musical Instruments
CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
C. E. WELL. Aa2S,
107 1-2 and 111 Fort street, and 66 Hotel street
Telephone and Night Alarm, No. 76. Honolulu, II. I.
A Missionary Steamer. A missionary
steamer, whose hull and machinery weigh
only six ton.,, is now moored in the Thames
in London. The vessel is named Peace,
nd has been built for the Baptist Missionary
Society, who destine it for the service of
the mission in the upper reaches of the
Congo river. The boat can be taken to
pieces readily for transport purposes and the
total number of pieces, none of which would
be too heavy for a man to carry, would be ,
800. The greatest passible use has been
made of all available space, ond the two
cabins are admirably fitted. A kitchen
adapted for a stove and other cooking ap
pliances forms part of the equipment. A sub
stantial awning covers the deck and between
this and the sides of the vessel a wire awn
ing is fitted to stop arrows and other mis-
I siles. It is intended to take the steamer to
pieces and pack the sections in boxes, which
: will be sent to the mouth of the Congo,
j From thence they will be borne by S00 men
; a distance of 300 miles up to Stanley Pool
j where the vessel will be reconstructed by
The name of the thimble is said to have
been derived from "thumbell," being at first
thumble and then thimble, ft is a Dutch in
vention, and was brought to England about
the year 1304, by John Lofting, who com
menced its manufacture at Islington, near
London, and pursued it with great profit
Henry Ward Beecher made his Brooklyn
audience laugh recently by the remark :
" The age of miracles is not yet past, as
was proved to me by the return of an um
brella which I had left in a sleeping car
At the Old Stand, No. 8 Kaahumanu Street,
TIN, COPPER & SHEET IRON WORKER,
PLUMBING, in all its branches;
ARTESIAN WEIX PIPE, all sizes;
TJncle Sam. Medallion. Kirhmond. Tip Top, Palace. Flora. May, CVntot, Grand Trice, New I:ival,
Opcr. Derby, Wrt-n. Dolly, Gypsy, Qi.t-n. Pansy - Army hangfs, Magna Charta, I5uek, Superior,
Magnet, Osceola, Almeda. Eclipse, Charter Oak, Nimble, In wood A Laundry Stoves,
Galvanizrd Iron .V Copper Boilers for Hansen, Granite- Iron Ware, Niekc-1 Plated A Plain,
Galvanized Iron Water Pipe, all sizes, and laid
on at Lowest Hates ; Cast Sl Lead Soil Pipe.
ouse Furniskina G-oods !
RUBBER HOSE ALL SIZES and GRADES
Lift and Force Pnnips, Cistern Pumps, Galvanized Iron, Sheet Copper, Shr-et Lead,
Lead Pipe, Tin Plate. Water Closets, Marble Slabs and Bowls, Enameled Wash Stands.
ep 16 tf
Clothing, bat, boots, etc
Grain and feed
roceriea and provision..
-- d'.-.:,l ha.il.arA .in
I ftl .638
Faints and oils 13Ml?
Saddlery, carriage, material, etc.. . 34,636
Tobacco And cigars 67,475
The San Francisco exports in 1881 were
larger than in 1880, and those of 1882 (not yet
completed) again far exceed thone of 1881.
For your farther information, I encloxe a slip,
toolong for publication, giving more in detail
the value of the principal articles of the San
Francisco exports to and imports from the is
lands in the fiscal year ending Jane 30, 1876
and 1881. You will see that of males alone in
the latter year we exported $40,926 worth, be
sides $20,200 in horses, and nearly $25,000
worth of other animal; of wheat and floor,
$105,000; of cotton sheeting, cotton prints, and
cotton manufactures in general, $180,000; of
stores, nails, and spikes, $40,000; of steam
engines a'nd locomotives, $27,000; of iron man
ufactures not classified. $260,000; of machinery,
$233,000; of boots and shoes and leather goods,
$117,000; of naptha, turpentine, illuminating
and other oils, paints and colors, $90,000; of
paper and stationery, $41,000; of wood and
lumber, $279,000; of tobacco, $77,000; and so
through fifty or more less important items.
What becomes of Mr. De Young's statement
that " We sell the Islands $ 100,000 to $800,000
a year, chiefly flour," when ne port sold them
such items as mentioned, and all of domeHtic
manufacture and production ?
President Babcoclt. of the San Francisco
Chamber of Commerce, in his annual address of
January, 1882, published by order of the Board,
gave the value of the domestic, exports (treasure
excepted) to the Islands from the port of San
Francisco as follows :
President Babcock said: 'The beneficial effects
of this trade to the commerce of this port, and
through it to the United States, are evident from
the statistical position of affairs."
President Taber, of the Board of Trade, at
the annual meeting of the Board in 18-80, ad
dressed the members as follows:
' The first step in what may be called the new
national policy in commerce, as shown in the
Hawaiian Treaty, has worked so well for the
mercantile, manufacturing .nd producing inter
ests of this coast, and for the United States in
general, that it may be worth the coiwideratiou
of this Board of Trade how far its members shall
exert themselves, through our representatives in
Congress, to bring about an extension of this
policy. There are millions of people In Mexico
and Central America, our immediate neighbors,
a preference of whose custom might be obtained
for the United States.
44 If the commerce of less than 70,000 people
in the Sandwich Islands has, from the operation
of the treaty during three or four years, become
bo important, how much more important would
be the results of treaties based on the same
principle made with Mexico and the five States
of Central America?"
President Taber addressed the Board again in
February, 1S82, and said: 4 'The Board col
lectively, as well as by individual effort, would
do wisely in using all legitimate means to secure
treaties between the United States and Mexico;
also the Central and South American Republics,
which' would encourage trade as that with the
Hawaiian Kingdom has done."
For this report the President aUo received a
vote of thanks, and publication of the report
In view of these facts, what becomes of Mr.
De Young's statement to your reporter that "we
(meaning the people of this city or coast) want
it (the treaty) abrogated; that all our merchants
are opposed to its continuance, for it does no
good to our export trade?' '
The Chamber of Commerce and the Board of
Trade, between them, embrace every commercial
man of any standing in this city, and represent
not less than $200,000,000, probablv nearer
$300,000,000, of capital. At every annual
and semi-annual meeting of these bodies since
1875 th subject baa been mentioned, and not a
mesiber of either Chamber has raised his voice
against the treaty, or even hinted at anything
but gratification at ita workings.
Mr. De Young says the canso of complaint is
the high price cf sugar in this State. Every
wholesale grocer can tell you, and the file ol
every commercial paper iu thi cjty that has
beei. Icing in existence will hhow, that the yearly
average price of refined sugar in the seven years
the treaty has been in existence) has beeu tower
than in the neven years prior to tha treaty that
is, from 1S0S to lS75-aud that the fluctuations
also have been less violent. Besides ths valus
of the export trade as indicated by ths figures
given, the business furnished employment to ft
fleet of vessels sail and stcani-toost of which
are owned by American citizeus. and th profits
of which go into the pocket of our merchants
and shipowners. There are also eight or nlns
steamers engaged iu the inter-Uland trade, all
of which were built iu the United States, and
two steamships are now building on ths Dela
ware at an approximate cost of $1,000,000 for
the trade betwoen bore and Honolulu. From
this it will be apparent that the incidental ad
vantages flowing from this trade are, perhaps,
more important than the exports and imports.
The ChronicU took up the so-called slavery
question in the Islands, but unfortunately for it,
when Mr. De Young spoke to your reporter of it
he knew that both tho Norwegian and Portu
guese Governments had officially investigated
the charges and declared thtmnelves satisfied
with the treatment of their people by the plant
ers, and the latter had favored the renewal of
the emigration from St. Michael to ths Islands,
and one or more vessels are now on their way
from tho Azores to Honolulu, freighted with Por
tuguese field laborers, women and children.
Mr. Do Young says: ''It is certain that the
islanders don't uso any of their own sugar, but
buy from China and Manila, ami that rice and
sugar is also run in ou "us from China through
This, to a merchant, is most preposterous
nonsense. A charge similar to this was mads
some time since in the CJaonicle. As soon as it
came to the notice of our Government a search
ing investigation was instituted Ly Unitsd
States officials, the "result of which was that in
stead of any evidence being found to substan
tiate the charge, it was established by conclu
sive proof that there was no foundation for it,
and also that the perpetration of such a fraud
was practically impossible. All of this Mr, Ds
Yonng knew when ho mado this insinua
tion, in the interview referred to. No ship
can possibly go astray; her cargo, departure, des
tination and arrival is as accurately rented as
the movements of President Arthur. If sugar
loaded vessels from other countries discharged at
the Islands, and by flio connivance of the authori
ties the fact did not apjwar in tlio Hawaiian sta
tistics, the proof would lx found at Lloyds. As
for rice, any man could distinguish tho difference
between that raised on tho Islanlj and any that
has yet bcii grown in China or Japan, snd tho
game illicit lie Kaid as to the difference between
Manila and Hawaiian Htiar.
Mr. Do Young's denunciation of the sugar re
finers on tho Pacific coast is ns Jitnt! of founda
tion as his statement in resjwet to tho operations
of tlio treaty. Ho, as well as thoso y whom he is'
employed, evidently labor under tho impression
that siif&r refiners in Run Francisco profit in soma
way by the reciprocity treaty. Huch, however, is
not tho fact. Hawaiian raw sugars are sold in this
market at tho same price as the same quality of
sugar can lie laid down from the Philippine
Islands, duty paid. Han Francisco being tho near
est American port, these sugars seok this niarkot
to Now York, so long as tho saws
1. 1 1 1 . . .
lOO.lTf -;, "jn fere nee
111 PNrsuV obtained hero. This is the only
prices can "". '. Ik of tho sugar product of ths
reason why the iV;
Islands comes hero. ""r j v Jw '
Were tho treaty abrogated tho Haw ana 4'f"'!
ment would undoubtedly accept some of the many
propositions that have been made by other Govern
ments looking to reciprocity.
The Australian Colonies being tho nearest. It is
not unlikely the trade woujd go there, in which
case this market would be open to the sugar pro
ducing countries of the world; but instead of suf
fering loss by tho diversion of tho product of ths
Islands, the refineries would undoubtedly lie the
gainers, as tho comictition among importers would
not unfrequently enable tho refiners to purchase
raw sugars at prices below cost of importation.
Hugar refineries on tho Pacific coast stand on
precisely tho same footing as iron foundries, ma
chine shops, woolen factories, and other manu
facturing establishments. It is idle talk to say
there is or can be a monopoly in any ono of tL)
industries mentioned. Ho long as tho field is Open
to any person or association to build and operate
manufactories of tho same kind, there cannot be a
monopoly. A simple statement of the esse is the
only answer such a ridiculous charge merits.
The assertion of Mr. Do Young that such a com
paratively small interest as sugar refining is on
this coast can afford to subsidize two or three
transcontinental lines of railroad is too absurd for
belief by any intelligent person.
If tho actual facts could lie known it would be
found, I suspect, that the only subsidies in con
nection with this whole business aro paid by agents
of New York sugar refiners to newspapers, which,
by misrepresentation, are trying to bring the reci
procity treaty into disrepute, hoping thereby to
cripple the sugar refining interest on the Pacific
Coast, and shut off "competition from this quarter.
If tho Eastern refiners will examine into ths
question more closely, they will find that, even if
they should succeed in having an end put to the
treaty, it will not affect tho competition from ths
Pacific Coast refineries of which they now complain.
To try and break down tho sugar refining In
terests of tho Pacfic Coast, and by this means shut
off the com jie tit ion now existing between that in
terest and the Eastern refineries, is what theso
newspaper attacks mean. But tho Eastorn refiners
will, sooner or lmr, find out that their efforts arc
in vain, and that all the money contributed for
tlie purpose lias been wasted. Clai s HmrcKEl.,.
Chicago Tribune, lh vet,Jl,or lCt.
A Queen' Thoughts.
The latest royal' authoress is Queen
Servia, who has published a volume
aphorisms. The following are said to
favorable specimens of her work :
4 When one wishes to affirm anything,
he always calls on God to witness, because
He never contradicts.
The profession of a Queen requires only
three qualities beauty, goodness and fruit-fullness-
44 It is better to have a physician for a
confessor thn a priest. You tay to the
priest that you hate mankind, and be will
tell you that you are not a Christian. The
physician will give you rhubarb, and behold
you love your fellow-men. .Say to the
prieEt that you are tired of life, and he will
tell you that suicide is a crime. The phy
sician will give you a tonic, and bero1 life
is supportable. r
44 In order to be the friend of a Sovereign
one shoul.l be without a passion, without
ambition, without egotism, discreet and
provident in short, not a man.
4 A Prince has need, strictly speaking
of but his eyes and ears ; his mouth is em
ployed only in smiling.
Politics is composed of littleness form
ing steps to greatness.
4 A tranquil conscience byes tolitude ; a
guilty soul sees in it only a celled prison."
Montana is said to contain a large coal
bearing territory end it is predicted by geol
ogists that the Territory has tho capacity
for bearing the greatest coal producer of the