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V ; ''SATURDAY. V'rrarv 17, 1
Th tObnsctitR of bdAneiu during the week It Jjt
been somewhat retarded owing to the continuoiA.
heary raina. Then wa iLia noticeable lull ii
onseqaanc of the Coronation holidays, bat tli
was not nntipectedl a the -dealer in dry goods,
and general merchandise were liberally iatroniiel
dnring the preceding weeks. Continuous rain
and stonujr weather have interfered materially
with the discharging and loading of Teasel, as also
has the scarcity of labor consequent upon the holi
days. The market is well supplied with groceries
feed, asd snndry mercliandiser and the appearance
of thi in general Lids fair for a brny and prow?
The mail steamer arrived on her due date and re
ceived the usual quick dispatch with a moderate
amount cfJrelght and a large cumber of passen
gers, thtd. T. Hook carried awajJsw-CLiafer
and the Snsz will sail for Sajitlciscoto-day with
complement cf pancn-
The only arrivals during the week were the
Emerald, from Port Townaend, with lumber, and
the P. II. S. H. Zealandia, with mails and passen
gers from Australia.
The departure comprise the Ella, Zealandia and
C.T. Hook. ' ' " "
The receipt of Domestic Produce conint of
Scoak, 12,109 pkgs; Kici, 40 pkgea; Padit. 440
pkgs; Molasses, 233 hhU.
The Teasel on the berth for San Francisco com
prise the Consuelo, J. D. SpreckeL. Anna, D. C
M array, J. C. Ford, Lily Grace. Forest Quoen a
Eureka. The : schooner Jennie Walker, lately f
turned from the South Seas, is now announced Ao
ran regularly between ITilo and Honolulu;
No important transactions hare taken place in
stocks, and quotations remain as in oar last report.
PORT OF HONOLULU, H. I.
Fes 9 Stair Waimanalo, Nelson, from Wainianalo, Oahn,
with V bags sonar.
10 Stair Kl lanes lion, fceara. from Kahulni, Mani,
with 36 rkf a anffar and 70 bbU moluMH.
Stms Mokolii. MNiresrur. from Koolau, Oahn.
Heat Nettia Merrill, frm L4khaina, Maul, with OCA
&t Gn'l from Koolao, Ouhn, with 00
; bajrs paddy.
11 Stmr Likehke, King, from Haul and Uavaii.with
Jlt bags sugar, 123 kegs sugar and 13 bbU
tm r Jamea Makee, McDonald, from Kanal
Am bk Fort Qnn. Winding, from Uana, Maui
fitmi Kllaaea Boo. Bear, from Lahaina, Maui.
Btmr Jhoa, Lorxeaoon, from Maai a ad Molokai,
wtth aijJ bags sugar.
. BffhT XiitoliJio, from Kauai, with 1.33T bags sngar.
v- 1 bags paddy and 40 bags rice.
fr:I.r t llama, from Uanalei, Kauai, with 100 bag
Bcbr CaMrtna, from Uanalei, Kauai, with 320 bags
Ifchr Waunalo, from Onomea, Hawaii, with 1.3H0
Sent Waloll, from Faauhan, Hawaii, with SC6 bags
Bcbr W allele, from Maliko. Maui, with 1108 bagu
Schr Mil Morris, from Kamalo, alolokai, with
347 bgs sugar and 21 bbU molaase
11 Schr Manuokawai. from ilanamaolu, Kauai, with
430 ban sugar
laS.-hr Ieahi, from Koholalele, Hawaii, with 800 bgs
, m(Al t , '-
KhiUaU fxai Walaloa. Oahn i
IS Hcbr Mary ioater, from Nawillwili, Kanaf.with
144i bags sugar
Bcbr Kaala. from Koolao, Oabu, with SO bags
rice and 114 bbla asolaaaes
Ft 11 Am bk Kmerald. from Fort Townaend
11 H at 8 S Zealandia, Webber. 17 davs and l.'houra
from Sydney, Tia Auckland, N Z
11 Moi Kelki, Cooke, 12 days from Christmas Islands
Fab 10 tecnr Malolo, for Hakalan, Hawaii
Schr Kaluna, for Maliko, klaai
Stmr Kilaaea Hon, Sears, for Lahama, Maui
-lmr James Makee, McDonald, for Kauai
14-8tmr LikeUke, King, for Maui and Hawaii
M,Stmr Mokolii, McOregor, for Koolau, Oahu
I Schr t'Jta, fas-Kohala, Hawaii
I Schr Poholki, for Puna. Hawaii, via Kahului M am
ISAStmr Waimanalo, 'elon, for Watmanalo, Oahn
Schr SetUe aisrrill. for Labaina, Maui
Haw schr, Jennie Walker, for Hilo, Hawaii
16 Schr Mile Morris, for Kamalo. alolokai
Schr Waiehu. for raakaa. Hawaii
8chr W allele, for Maliko, Maui
bchr Waioli, for Paukaa, Hawaii
:-. . oaxiox. - ;
Fab 1A Am bktne Ella, Brown, for Ssn Francisco
l '-tR MBS Zealandia. Webber, for San Francisco - -li
British stmr C T Hook, Jarrla. for Hongkong
FOREIGN TRADERS IN PORT.
BiD C Murray, ienks. s .
Amer Bchr Anna,lMcCulloch
Am ship Hope
Haw Bchr Nlnito
Hon baik Hsrmann, Hanson
Miaionry brig Herein j fclar. Bray
Am tern Dakota, Wendt
Br bk Aberaman, Chapman
Am bk Lizzie Marshall. Benrman
Am bktne Eureka, Penhellow .
Am bk Bevere, Mclntyre - J
Am scbr J C ford. Le BaUiater
Brk lillock. Swictoalawaki .
Am rig' J 1 Bpreckela. Fries
Am bri Conauelo. Howard
Am ship Gettysburg, Theobald
An bk LIUy race. Hughes
Am bk Foret Queen, Winding
Am bk Emerald, Gatter
H B M sloopf-war Matin, Edwards
U 3 Ickawanna. Wilson . .
Kreneh nhip-of-war Umier,.Chateauniinois
V H Wschasett, Pearson
Vrrla Esrrt4 fr.sw rrels Pr-
P H 8 City of New Tork, from San Franciaeo. Feb 19
Br bk I.ttri, from Liverpool, due Msrcb 1-10
.m bk. A si? Turner, from Boston. Jan IS.
Br ah Ambaaaador, from Newcastle.
" (fer bk C R Biahop. from Bremen
Bk Janat Court, from Liverpool. March
Ass bktne Elinor Vernon, from New Tork March l-
Oer bk Canopus. from Bremen
Am temMEtemith. from Port Gamble
Haw brig Pomare. from tan Franctac. for Ka "ilui
Gar atanr Kti-Mem. from Brnueo
Am bk btiUmaa B Allen, from Boston
The Sues will be dispatched to-day. and next week
several of tke ass ling vessels now in port will be freighted
for ea Francisco.
The inland steamers Iwalani and Lehua have both been
cleansed on the Marine Railway.
The Herman has nearly completed the discharge of her
lumber cargo and her eaptaln and agents await advices
roncernin the repairs necessary before she can again put
. aea. ' '
X (fl RT.
From Wsahinrton Island, per Jennie Walker. Feb 5
Tlbr. copra, iVar, 1 mattraas. 1 pkg bats. 1 pkg sundries
r Fross Chrfc.te.as Wand, perpioikslke, Feb 11-9 tierces
Aj 10 bbU salt t-th, 2000 lbs dry nsh.
From Nanlm, per Forest Queen, Feb 11 a ton
From Port Townaend. per Emerald. Feb 11 5.23' '
rough. Ltt,. U?.36J dressed pine. V3U shmgles, 2-34
Txcksta. laths. ft spars.
For San Franeiseo. per Zealandia. Feb U-Sca.a:
1 017 037 lb.. Hackf-ld A Coj aS40 lbs. Hrman Bros;
iy4lb-.M Gnmbaum Co. P-tca: ilbjs Hy-
uan Eros- bnchs bananas. Treasure, l.3J5
Uom vsL.tC0.Ci4 80.
For Ban Franeweo. per Ella Feb 10-S ew: "t.1i';
C Brcwes it t; VSiJstA lbs, O W Ma. far lane A Co; 18.W
lbs.L'aatie Cioks; 49.070 lbs, unmoaum w, t-y
lba. G Aoorf
01 lba. M tirimbaum A
Co. lbs old iron, 1 bbl
Report of tle R M B 8 Zealandia. Webber, (Vm.mn,lr
Left STdney. January 25th at 4 r Jf. Arrived at A nek
Janl Jaiuarl 30th at 9.27 a. M.. and left that place at i.ZO
asame day.srriTed at Honolulu, rebruary lith at 7 a.
m. Weather wa moderate and fine throughout the voyage.
L ual tratle wt mis experienced.
i PASsaauans. .
From LaJiaina.per xxetue aiemu, rcu ..
and A TurtoD, Mias E Tnrton. Miss B Horner, Ma-rter M
Baldwin, J Goldstein, Miss Mary Ann Bhaw, V Kamaio-
1 1 a g J .
From Windward Forts, per LIkelike, Feb 11-lionJ P
Parker. Hon J A Kaunamano, Miss E Pilipo. Mia Aheona.
Father Ptezet, C N Arnold, Mias L Richard. C Ca.per. J
R Robertson. T Roaewaren, O W Wilfong, 1 Toomey, W
P Lnmahelhei. M V Holmes, J U Mill. C Williams. A W
Maalllio. Kuakini, Wihko, Kaaua. Judge 9 H Mahuka. J
Eaai. Miss M Kaupe, O P Kamanoba. W" Iollowar, Mrs J
Milton. G P Kaelemakuls. MrHx)kano andcbild,L Kane.
Hon H Knikelsai, A H bmlth. Mrs P N Makee. Mia. R
Makee, Mrs Vontemp.ky. Father Leonore. Aaeu and wife.
Csptsr- D Taylor. HZertoe. Miss M Rick.rd, V Homer. T
C itorwta. Ml Altro, U Mskalua and wife. J Morse. K
. , Murdoch, E Bel and Miss L Weed.
For T.ina, per Kllauca Hon. Feb 10 W U Bailey.
From Koolau, per Mokolii. Feb 10 About 160 deck.
From Kahului, per Kilauea Hon. Feb 1-WP A Brewer
J wife C : l LeTbmann.N Ohlandt, W B Keanu. P T
Thornton. James Baker. W (ioodman Major We,i., W Y
MuumanT L a Andrews, J T Aluli, Ah Fon audi 140 deck.
From lanai. per James Makee. Feb 11 S B Dole. W A
Whiting. Miss DCnverzsirt, Mws Scholtry. E A Mscfie. 11
Chari-. i- Walters. 8 M Whitman. J P Rhead. W O
Panell. & Titcomb and 110 deck.
From Molokai and Maui, per Lehua. Feb 11 Ir Fitch,
W Brede, Mlm J Redingtoa, Mls Emma Kane. Mis Ka
lanl, Mra Pahnkoa, Mrs Mary. Mrs Helena and M deck.
From Bydney; pt B M 8 8 Zealandia. Feb 1 W B Mar
tin. Otto FrteUndee, I l Garwood, W Ludgate, 1 ateerage.
In trsBeit. 42 sdulu aed 6 children, caWn ; SS lulbj and
7 children, tee rage.
For Bsn Francisco, per Zealandia, Feb. 12. Hia K
eellenev Sugl Magosbichiro, Iahlbaabi Masakata, M S Na
saaaki I K B Kaklwachi, I B Wooaler. R Lewers. wife and
! ehi ldVenTJ Lazaruiand son. E T Nichols. Mrs E T
JIiciolCA U Eoblnson, F TurrJlL H L Podge, M A DeW.
n H Hollister, Mn H ii Cooke, and 4 cUII-Ippb, George E
llowe and w.fe, i Wil,r. H Yotin?. V H Woolinineton.
WH JfMuSRH nd wifr, .tno Edwarti, p c Jo
Urn Exrujy U A I' Cuter, aud 21 in the atec-raz-
?. raiiuaii, t, r ilhmt, K W Craiff, Misa tl Jndd.
For Maui ani Hawaii, wp T ilroljl i a t .- "
JA V A Brewer k ujfp. Ifis H A I' Cartr, S Cohen, Mrs J
B Jonea A- 2 chlHren. J T Aluli, il 1 it k wife, E BaD W
Li.U.-ate, 8 H MoiUJar.1. Un C If Hart, H R fraetjftrlw
0duti, W C r-ar.A-k. (J Wilhaus, K Homer. T
V i 1 amii. j s tion J I I'arkr, W I
I.umab-ibcl. J Maipuiiiic-, M Baldwin, A W lialuiiio,
lln II KulhelanJ ic wife, Fatlter Lonor, Father Beimel.
? ,,'.KSlk.h.i ,Jani. A Ka-kau k wif-,M Makalua A; wife.
I r.t.iaitii. i, lay lor, A JnuM.OP Kaniarj'ibA, W 11
Keacu.O W WilirougJ Baker J Pnnol.u. Uon J K Kauna
riano, Mr Ki.ld.wife c 2 children.Mn Uaraden, H hartry.
JI'T ici,a!'C U Jchmann, N Ohlandt,J Muir, J B
MiUa. M M Taylor at J L Bmlth. .
For Kauai, r Jimti Makae, Feb 13 A Morrofl, Lieut
EoorrtJi, KN.EA Hacfis and ahout 40 deck.
- "- BIRTHS.
- NOEDBF.RO In this eitv rnthel2thlnsnt,the wifeof
Captain E M Nordberg, or a daughter.
McSHAXE In this city on the 15th Instant, t the wife
of Mr. Luke McShane, a son. - ;
RCEIJIGEQrB In thljUtr orjjhe 7th.iatatft''to the
.JaitftJiXt: M. Bcttmgro'ur.ason. " ; . -T. ..
McLEAN LAND FORD At the reidenee of the
bride's father, Kahupali, Makawao. Maui, en the 3rd imt,
by tiie Rev. T. H. Bouse, Mr. George T. McLean, of Hono
lulu, to Mias Minerva K aecond daughter ef H. X.
Landferd, Esq. No carii.
FEBRUARY 17, 1883.
" A spei.l of ralrry went her. rather more
protracted than usual, lias turned most of
the streets of Honolulu into mere canals of
mud. Wherever any weight of t raffle exists
to test their quality, these public highways
of the capital city of the Kingdom have
proved themselves to be utterly inadequate
to provide for it. The omnibuses running
on two out of three of the chief lines of
passenger traffic have been withdrawn from
the service of the public simply because tbe
streets in which they are accustomed to ply
are in such a condition that neither the
vehicles nor the horses which draw them
were safe from injury if they continued
their journeys. This is a crucial test of the
condition of the streets, because a time
when the roads are dirty is in the natural
course of things a time of harvest fortkeL
omnibus proprietor. But things have come
to such a puss that it is not worth his while
to submit his horses and vehicles to the
wear und tear which the state of the
I I (Kill'
roads would impose upon them even for
highest remuneration which full
s couiu return io mm. rvery one
else is in the same position as the omni
bus proprietor. If he be accustomed
lo drive his own vehicle he has to tike the
risk of choosing- between a tramp through
the mud and the. chance of breaking a
spring or dishing a wheel. Our wharves are
lined with vessels discharging cargo which
must be carted and housed. Tbe plant of
our carters is taxed to Its utmost to supply
the needs of their customers. The neigh
borhood cf the wharves is a sea of mud,
every street is cut up and full of holes, and
all this is in consequence of a week of rainy
days. . Not a week of rain the actual num
ber of hours dnring which not a drop has
fallen very much exceeds that during which
it has rained. The showers have recurred
with persistence enough, and at short
enough intervals to prevent any general
drying up during the intervals between
them, and the result is such as we have
described. Every one is more or less put to
inconvenience, many suffer actual loss, and
all are grumbling. Who is to blame?
It is no doubt a relief to people's feelings
to utter objurgations against' the powers
that be, to call the Minister of .the. Interior
by all sorts of uncomplimentary names, to
say that the Iioad Supervisor is unfit for his
post because he has not done this or that
has not in fact been omnipresent, omnipo
tent, and all-wise and able to perform the
miracle of making the widow's cruise of
the appropriation remain always full- iu
spite of all that he spends. Fortunately
" hard words break no bones " and no one i3
likely to be seriously hurt by all the strong
language that has been used here about the
roads since Friday of last week. But all
the same, it is very unjust. For the amount
of money as disposal the work which , haa
been done towards orming and repairing
the streets of IIouolulu during the few
months which have passed since the
appropriation rule was passed Is very
creditable to all concerned, and is solid
ami substantial in its character. But for
this work and its soundness there can be
no doubt that Mr. Dodd would have had to
withdraw his omnibusses from the Nuuanu
route as well as from all others. But for
this work and its thoroughness the traffic
between the business part of the town and
the esplanade wharves might have become,
by this time, all but impossible. What has
been done is good, and by the value which
we are forced by the evidences of our senses
to put upon it at this juncture is proved to
be excellent enough, both in design and in
execution. It is in quantity, not in quality,
that it falls short. Honolulu has, in an
amazingly short space of time, spread itself
over a large areaJ If an engineer had been
aked for an estimate as to what would be
required to make and keep in fairly passable
order the streets now required for the daily
u-e of the inhabitants of the city, he would
probably have suggested that the whole of
the public loan which the last Legislature
determined to raise was needed to start
with for this one purpose only. Xo Ministry
could have asked for an appropriation mini
eient for a fourth part of the work that Is
absolutely necessary to keep the streets gfr
Honolulu passable, to say nothing of re
constructing them all as they ought to be
reconstructed. Those who should propose
such a thing would simply be laughed at ;
and those who should propose to pledge the
credit of the country for the purpose of
mating the streets of Honolulu what they
should be. would be loudly decried as un
wise ami unfaithful public servants by the
very people who from day to day lift up
their voices at our street-corners, and revile
the Government and lr' officials lecause
of the state of the roads, as we have said
before as we shall reiterate till a whole
some change shall come it is with the
people of Honolulu itself that it rests to
convert their city from one of the meanest,
dirtiest, shabbiest of villages to Ik? found in
the civilized world Into a respectable, well
pcived city. If those who live in it are not
ready to put their hands into their pockets
and to pledge the credit of the city, and to
demand and obtain some form of local self
government, things will go on Just as they
are, though we grumble and scold as we
The chief bugler of the Stalwarts gravely
enunciated the dictum that those who had
opposed the Coronation, as being the work
of the present Administration, could not
'consistently" attend the ceremony, should
now, to show his "consistency," advise his
following to take the middle of Fort street on
their way to and from the wharves, rather
than uso that other work of the same Ad
ministration, the plank side-walks.
PA C IF IC, COMB1ERCIAL A D V E R Ttl
In view of the perfect ; success of the
event of the crowning of the King and
Queen, we are led to look back at the gen
eral denunciation and vilification of the oc
casion by an'unscrupulous opposition, which
took much pains to say that the ceremony
was not only uncalled for, but did not
awaken the slightest interest among either
people of influence, or the masses of the
population. What an answer to all this was
the vast assembly that met on Coronation
Day? Hints were continually thrown out
about the dissatisfaction of the discontented
classes on account of useless expenditure,
and jt was insinuated that the disapproval .
of the people would culminate in some open
manifestation of indignation on the day of
Coronation. How plainly can. it . be seen
now", in .view of the peace and good order
which everywhere prevailed among the
multitude on that day, that all this talk
of discontent and probable disturbance
was entirely the sinister inventions
of mal-content writers and speakers
They hoped to create the dissatisfac
tion and disturbance which they talked
of and prophesied about. In this they have
signally and miserably failed, but they have
produced one effect, we believe, which con
sists of creating some apprehension abroad,
that there would be trouble here on this oc
casion of the Coronation. This false rumor
promoted and circulated by our malignant
soreheads has had the one effect, no doubt,
of deterring many from visiting our capital,
who had intended to witness the ceremony
of the Coronation. We fh.ad enough to
honor the ceremony, and are satisfied with
the eminent popularity of the event, but if
any regret the absence of foreign visitors ;
if our hotels have not had the greatest pat
ronage anticipated, if our business men have
not realized the utaiost of their expecta
tions, they know to whom must be attributed
their disappointment and loss. The unnat
ural bitterness, savage denunciations and
cowardly inuendos of illegitimate oppo
sition have calumniated the nation abroad.
Such is the sole effect of an acrimony with
out reason or excuse, and slanderous vitu
peration without a cause to justify, or palli
ate its shameless utterance, that some for
eigners, who intended to visit our Kingdom
upon tne occasion of our great national
ceremonial are prevented by apprehensions
of impending dangers, which eminated
from mendacious misrepresentations. Con
sequently our merchants feel a loss and
other business men are disappointed; the
country loses the many advantages that
would flow from intercourse with distin
guished foreigners and their necessary ex
penditures while here, and the ignominoua
reproaches and Inuendos against our gene
ral national repute circulated and propa
gated to our harm come back at last upon
the malicious authors who invented them.
In connection with the recent unveiling
of the bronze Statue of Kamehameha T. it
may be well to recall here some points in
its history. The execution of an ideal statue
of the Conquerer, was, after deliberation, en
trusted by the Committee to the late Mr
Thomas Gould a Boston artist, who spent
the later years of his life in Florence. Mr.
Gould was celebrated for some very fine
idealizations ; among which may be men
tioned his colosal heads "Christ and Satan,"
his statue "The West Wend" which
the London Art Journal commended as
" an original and breezy figure," his
"Cleopatra," his "Ariel" and others.
Mr. Gould's statue of the great Hawaiian
hero must be named amongst the list of the
successes. The general idea of this work he
took from the suggestions of the Chairman
of the Commemoration Committee, Mr.
Gibson, but the manner in which the idea
has been realized is wholly due to his own
genius. The casting of the statue in bronze,
and the subsequent production of the re
plica which has just been placed on its
pedestal were confided to Mr. F. Barbedi
enne of Paris whose execution of his task
deserves the highest commendation. There
are others also besides the members of
the Committee to whom we are indebt
ed for the interest they have taken in
the work. Our neighbors, Messrs. F. A.
Schaefer and Co., who have acted as agents
for the Committee here, and Mr. Gustave
Milchers, who has represented their in
tetests in Bremen, are both entitled to a
meed of praise for the interest they have
taken in the matter. Mr. J. W. Austin, of
Boston, through whom the arrangements
with the artist Were made, spared no trouble
in his voluntarily accepted task ; and we
should not omit to mention the kindly in
terest in the Statue taken by Hon. Mr.
Noyes, the United Minister at Paris, who
was so much taken with the work that he
brought It under the notice of the whole of
the diplomatic corps in that city.
As an illustration of Inconsistency and
perverse opposition, we have heard several
parties brawl out the great extravagance of
the Government in the matter of the Coro
nation, when we can remember that they
had nothing to say against the Green ad
ministration, which abstractetl more than
$100,000 from various appropriations for
public Institutions and improvements, and
applied the same to the construction of the
RoyalTalace. Possibly they enjoyed im
mense pi ofit from the expenditure of that
va-t sum through contracts wulch they
then held from the Government, and un
doubtedly accounts for their sileuce or ap
proval of that measure of the former Min
istry, which took money designed for the
building of hospitals and roads, schools and
charitable institutions, and absorbed it in
the construction of a suitable abode for
the King. But when a comparatively
small sum was duly appropriated by the
Legislature for a very proper State cere
monial, these people raised objections
without any foundation or regard for the
public welfare, but because the present
Ministry did not see fit to give them a
monopoly of public patronage, or allow
them to secure as much plunder by way of
exlmrbitant profit as they desired.
OF SIXTEEN PAGES
containing a carefully revised account of
the Coronation Ceremonies, and the Un
veiling of the Statue of Kamehameha I.,
with speeches, etc., together with the
names of guests at the Royal Banquet will
be ready for delivery at one o'clock this
a.m. This is the only account that contains
a full and accurate description of the
Royal Regalia and Robes. Also of the
elegant toilettes of the Queen, Princesses,
and other distinguished ladies preseut,
A complete list of Orders and Societies iu
the Procession, and a detailed account of
the handsome Pavilion in which the cere
mony was performed, and of the amphi
theatre will form a useful and valuable
addition to private libraries.
An " Extra," issued from this office yester
day, and published In the " By Authority "
columns of to-day, announces a change in
the Ministry. The late Minister of Finance,
the Hon. Simon K. Kaai, has resigned, iu
official parlance, and the Hon. J. M. Kapena
has been appointed in his stead. This
gentleman has held the office of Minister of
Finance during a former Ministry, and also
that of Minister of Foreign Affairs in the
Wilder Ministry. On the resignation of
Mr. A. P- Brickwood from the Postmaster
Generalship in 1S81, Mr. Kapena was . ap
pointed to that important office. During
his iucurabency as Postmaster-General, the
Post-cffice has -undergone many changes,
all of which have been for the better.: The
most Important step that has been taken, -is
that of Hawaii havings joined , the:
Universal Postal Union, a step
to which Mr. Kapena's predecessor was "
very much averse. As -was expected, it
proved a boon to the country and reflects
credit oh. the" ex-Postmaster-General. In
October last a special mission to Japan was
organized and Postmaster-General Kapena
was selected by His Majesty as the Special
Envoy to that country. During his absence,
the duties of the P. M. G. were faithfully,
performed by Mr. Peterson, the assistant
P. M. G. On the Hou. Mr. Kapena's re
turn last month he resumed charge of the
Post-office until yesterday morning,, wheu
it was intimated to him that it had pleased
His Majesty to appoint him Minister, of
Finance. He is to be congratulated on his
promotion, though some of his friends re
gret to lose his services in the Postal Depart
ment. '. , ; "; .
However, in the appointment of Hou. H.
M. Whitney, the community have an ad
ministrative officer of skill and fidelity, and
of large experience in postal affairs. ... The
country is to be congratulated in this ap
pointment. . , :; .'
It is a little curious that no complaint
has been made of late by our cotemporaries
of the present condition of Nuuanu street
throughout its length, . or of . Beretania
street in that part where the Road Super
visor has finished its grading and maca
damizing. - That there is no cause for com
plaint is no argument with them, and
hence we are lead to think that they do not
believe that any good can come out of the
present administration, more ' especially
the Interior Department." We would call
the attention of the amiable stalwarts to
the fact, that in that part of Fort street that
remains as the last administration left it,
taro has been planted ; and, if the weather
should much longer stop the improvements'
that have been begun by the present Min
ister of the Interior in that quarter, , the
chances are that a crop will be realized., of
course we know that when the Minister of
Interior resumes work on that :; street,
which will be as soon as the weather will
permit he will then be abused for destroy
ing the poor man's taro patch. However,
you can't please everybody.
I 4 : . '
TtTl? storm rf iha laet fanr Hairs wliili hna
flooded our streets, has made, more appar-
eut than ever the need that exists for more
shelter-sheds on our wharves, In order that
freight inward and outward bound may be
laden or unladen at all times,' without risk
or damage from jain. f The accommoda
tions are. entirely iTiJujequate ; and very
great confusion arises from the goods being
piled up on each other under shelter" The
large ware-house (200x100) now being built
on the lot opposite the Custom House will
probably, be supplemented by a large shed
extending from the building to the wharf
beneath which all goods can be safely stored
at all times. ' ; ' " ' . ' ' . ' ,' . ' '
We are also led to speak, of the want of
wharf room for the reception of cargoes.
As it is now, vessels are obliged to lay two
deep in some places. ' As a leading mer
chant remarked Honolulu Is just begin
ning to feel the pressure of the trade that ere
many years will make absolutely necessary
an extension of our wharf system so as to
indicate the line of reef on the opposite
side of the harbor; to be connected with
the mainland by a railway encircling the
WHAT THE PEOPLE SAY.
We invite expressions of opinion fruin tbe public iim
ill subjects of general interest for insertion under this
bead of tbe Advebtireu. Such communication should
be authenticated by the name of tbe writer as a Rita,
rantee of good faith, but not necessarily for publica
tion. Our object is tp offer tbe fullest opportunity for a variety
of popular discussion and inquiry.
To all inquirers we shall endeavor to furnish informa
tion of the most complete character on auy subject in
. which they may be interested. 1
Editoe P. C. Advf.rtiskb : The subject of
education has, very properly, occupied much
space in the journals published here, and I, hav
ing had some few years experience here, and
elsewhere, ns u teacher, would lite to give ex
pression, through your paper to my idena upon
the subject. ,
In teaching the young Hawaiians, jn the Eng
lish language, the first, and most essential point
is for the teacher t know that his pupils under
stand what they are required to commit to mem
ory. There is a wide difference between learn
ing and memorizing, A boy, with hardly any
knowledge of the meanings of words, may
repeat in the English language, a rule that
embodies words of whose meaning he is entirely
ignorant. I have often called upon a pupil to
give me the rule for doing some sum we will
say and then, when he has shown himself
" letter-perf t-ot,' ' by repeating it word for word,
stumped Li m completely by asking him what
was lm-uut by some word. . Any teacher who will
try the experiment, will find that words that
ii:ive a definite meaning to the ears of children
to the manner born, cannot be denned by the
average Hawaiian scholar here. Sor is this to be
wondered at when we know that the greater num
ber of teachers here and elsewhere aim at pushing
their pupils through as many 'books" in the
course of school term as is possible. This they are
forced to do as a general thing by the mistaken
idea that very many parents have thn the more
books their children go through the more knowl
edge they will acquire. There never was a
greater mistake. In arithmetic, for example,
" Colburu's Mental "than which there was
never designed a ' more complete method is
hnrried through, dropped before its principles
are fully mastered, and some ' higher " book
taken up and bolted, like a hurried noonday j
lunch, without being half masticated." A pupil '
of mine came to me the other day"and told me i
, , , , , x ;
she could not understand a certain sum I
looked at it and found the word " rectangle (
used to describe the figure of which it was de- j
sired to know the superficial area. Upon in- ::
qniry I found that the pupil did not know what !
a "rectangle ' was rby mar. name, x suosij-
tuted the word "box." and the whole sum was '
then clear to the scholar,
I do not propose that our present school books
shall be rewritten, that has been dope too often
already but I would suggest that the teachers
examine themselves and each other, so that they
may know whether they are teaching their pupils
as they go on with their studies day by day, or
whether they are simply big pitchers pouring
into lesser pitchers imperial gallons of factB
and figures until they are full to the brim." C.
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SE R, FEBRUARY 17, i
The ceremony of the Coronation has been
consummated with all the honor, with all
the ceremonial detail, with the presence of
such visitors as were Invited, and with such
an assembly of the people as was expected.
So great was the assembled multitude that
not less than four thousand people filled
every available seat, and nearly as
large a number occupied the surround
ing Palace grounds. All parties and all
official ranks were represented in the
great assembly, and this certainly indicates
the full and cordial acceptance of this cere
mony, and its recoguiton as appropriate to
our King and his sovereignty. This result
must, indeed, be a great satisfaction to Mr.
Gibson .the Premier, who, as a representa
tive of the people and a member of the Legislature-froinLahatna,
planned and or
ganised ft:1 On this occasion it is 'proper
after the' successful consummation of the
ceremony, that some proceedings of the
Legislative body. which gave origin and
sanction to it should now be recalled. The
following , is the .Act of the Coronation
which was voted by the Assembly of 1SS0 ;
, ' - AN ACT 1
To PROVIDE FOR THE CORONATION OK THE
' , KINGS OF HAWAII. ;
,Whekeas, it has been the custom from
V time immemorial to crown the Kings of
Hawaii, and perpetuate thedignlty of he
"Throne; and '
Whereas, the Constitution fails to provide
for such an Act, aud it is advisable that
such a Coronation be provided for by the.
laws of the Kingdom ; therefore,
Be it Enacted by the King and the Legisla
tive Assembly of the Hawaiian Island,
,in the Legislature of the Kingdom a
. seniblcd ,. . . . ...
: Section 1. That His Majesty the King,
In Privv Council, shall ascertain and pro
claim by public proclamation a time when
he shall be crowned, and he, in Privy Coun
cil, may make such .rules, and regulations
for such occasion as he shall deem proper,
and alt the expenses attending such event
shall be paid for out of any moneys in the
TreasUry, not otherwise appropriated in the
Appropriation J.ul, provided thev snail not
exceed the sgm of Ten Thousand Dollars.
Section 2: This Act shall become a law
from the date of its passage.
,t Approved this 9th day ot August, a.d. 1J80.
" ! ., , , ;. Kawkaua R.
On. the occasion of the consideration of
this Act, Mr. Gibson spoke as follows :
- "It has been stated by Hon. members thatX
the ceremonial of crownlnga Kingof Hawaif
has never been performed, but that sover
eigns of this country had been installed in
the royal office by simply taking an oath
to support the Constitution, even as His
Majesty ha I done. And along with this
statement it is contended that the preamble
to the bill is .incorrect, inasmuch as it de
clares that, former Hawaiian Kings were
' crowned.", but this is a contention about
the meaning of the word poni, in the Ha
waiian version; which ! is: rendered in the
English version by the word "crowned."
I ( will not say that any Hawaiian Kings
have ever had a circlet of gold, with arch
ing fillets, covering a cap of maintenance,
and surmounted , by. symbols of the cross
and ,orbs of .dominion, ever placed upon
their brows like ;regnant sovereigns of
Christian ' Europe. ! But when Hawaiian
aliis or chiefs were installed in the sov
ereign office they were endowed by a cere
monial accompanied with an anointment
and the decoration of the maile, and this
frm of investiture, called jpo in Hawaiian,
we may translate into English by the word
And shall we, upholders of a monarchy
with the example of enlightened monarch
ical Europe, attach no importance to such a
ceremonial . Shall we not, rather sus
tained by the declared opinions of men like
Wyllie.Ricord, and Judd.that the monarchy
was essential to the best welfare of the Ha
waiian people, s. renctheu the Hawaiian
throne by taking measures to provide for a
crowning consummation ?
But 'we are taunted with our littleness.
The paucity of our population Is mentioned
with disdain. And ridicule seeks to abate
the aspirations of our little State. But what
say the powers of the earth ? The salvos of
their armaments in our iiorts" recognize the
full dignity of our: Majesty neither more
nor less than what is accorded to the poten
tate of Russia, or the Illustrious sovereign
of England.; Theti slutll we do hss than
provide for a full consecration of our sov
ereignty, so honored before the world?
It is said that we have a crown, and that
its exhibition as a symbolic device should
be sufficient. Yes, there is one, a gilt bit of
arj, that surmounts the dais in this Hall,
ar.l there is another one laid away some
wf.ere in the Interior Department, which
has been used for parade, and carried in
E recessions, and is a mere theatric property,
lut will you put a gilt ring upon the finger
of the bride? Can the ceremonial of mar
riage be fully honored and consummated
with an economic Imitation of precious
metals and precious stones? What heart,
that recognizes the sacramental bond would
so desecrate the solemn pledge of the union
of two hearts! And must a people that
cherish a throne, aud honor a King, be con
tent with less than a circlet of pure and re
fined gold, adorned and gemmed, as the
insignia to be employed in the perfect instal
lation and consecration of their Sovereign?
Behold Great Britain, that great and pru
dent power, how she has lavished treasure
upon a crown, and procured gems at a great
cost, among which is the famed Koh-i-nor
of Iudia, valued at hundreds of thousands of
dollars. The famed jewel cost both blood
and treasure, and was a spoil of war.
Hawaiians will develop national spirit
more and more by tbe increase of reverence
for the Throne. He did not regard the per
son of the incumbent, whether Prince or
Princess, adult or minor his purpose was
to honor and strengthen the monarchy, as
a paramount measure towards the main
tenance of the independence of the State,
and the preservation of the race.
During the previous session a bill of this
kind was prepared, but he advised the with
holding of its presentation in the Assembly,
as being premature at tnat time. But now
that we have provided for a roj-al palace
that is to cost about a quarter of a million
of . dollars before it is finally finished and
furnished, shall we haggle about a few
more thousands to provide for the perfect
and consecrating climax of the work ?
You Hawaiians, in crowning your King(
will raise up your nation Detore tne eyes o
the world. - You will assert your patriot
igm you will prove your national spirit
and yon will make a solemn appeal to the
great powers of the earth for the perpetual
guarantee of your independence.
This is indeed a measure that should have
originated with the Ministers of His Majesty;
but as they are backward in this, as they
have been in other measures for the welfare
of the country, it becomes the duty of the
Representatives of the people to take the
And this, furthermore, is a measure that
rebukes the spirit of those who hope for the
decline of this nation, and the final sur
render of its autonoraj-."
The New York Tribune of a recent date say:
The lions of the town yesterday were two prize
fighters. Wherever they appeared they were fol.
uwed by a mob ol admirers. This wa the
fitting end or a triumphant journey across the
country from San FroDciecco. At all points
Where it was known that Mace and Ins Maori
w""e ,L .... r,.,.,;nn i ,i,.
party were on the train, the population of the
.is,horhuod rushed to do them homage. Was
thehorage paid to science or to muscle ?
; . :
Wheu Daniel O'Connell. while conducting a
cae oeiure tiora oroury, uuwrt-u, muuu,
my lord, I
am alrau your lorusnip uoes not
annrehend me."' the Chief Justice (alluding to a
report that Q'Connell bad avoided a duel by
eu rrending himself to the police) retorted,
Pardon me also ; no one is more easily appre
hended than Mr. U'Connell whenever he wishes
to be apprehonded,
A city letter was dropped into the Rochester
Poetoffice recently with thU address in a child's
band : ' " An den Iieben Yater im Hiinmer to
l he beloved Father in Heaven. ; .
i TiiorQir some coronation festivities are
still forthcoming, yet we may contemplate
the Coronation as. an
and begin to give our att-ntion. to other
topics. We doubt not, from the evidence
of the steps already taken, that the present
Government will cany out all its various
enterprises in the future as resolutely and
with as much indifference tooulMdeehunor
as it has in the past. The matter of public
j health will coutlnue to be a consideration of
paramount importance. As we have berore by the Suei aervice iiwy.wouw wc, in
stated, arrangements have beeu ' entered ja i.Bs time frequently than 53 day a. Beaidea
into for the introduction and ! establish-the San Francisco hue may be gieaUy eipedited M
mentsof a band of Sisters' of Charity. An ; by more, rapid transit of the uiaiU across the , .
engagement has. ben made conjointly ' continent of America, and by swifter steamiof .
with a scientific body abroad to enable an across the Pacific, bo a to completely outstrip ,
eminent European medical scientist to j the Sue made, not only to New Zealand, bat to J
study and investigate leprosy in our hospl- New South Wales and Victoria. , . , ,
U. h the .,pl ...pmnee, .nd f.cUi- JSSS
ties that advanced knowledge and govern- COUfii). ot a lithographed ont representing tks
mental patronnge can supply.' The hospl- j interior of a human uioi.tL, npou which the to
tals for the care of the sick on the other I dividual deutist indicate with reu ink precisely
jQio.ia ..m k ),.!. i rdan with the I the work done for the in-Jividual patient, who is
provUion3 made by the Legislature. Other i
uua wr mum aw WW - - - '
enterprises of the. Government, such as iU
road-making, bridge-Uuildiug and public
structures, which uav . already received
vigorous aud active attention, will be push
ed still more vigorously and actively. The
Department of Law will pursue- Its police
investigation; so as to render still more effi
cient the administration of that branch ot j
the service. , The Finance Department, In
view of the generous sources of revenue
much exceeding the estimates, , will not
have need to avail Itself very largely of the
authority for borrowing granted by the
j Legislature, except In promoting the para-
mount measure of immigration. For this
vital national measure there Is large provi
sion and the Government will be unremit
ting in its efforts to take steps for the intro
duction of labor and the repopulation of the
Kingdom. ?: ; , . r , . . .i ., .
f v e ore sorry to we tli.it .t'rotessor Alexander
, not yet free from the lameness induced by the
accident that he met with a short time ago while
alighting from a carriage, t ; . !
The tttalwart who were invited but con-
lahintlu' ai r tfAl it us -a a lYiitii ilia i" aPttnti t li in nr
fUuW eMuttins tl.emseU for n.n-atienda..ce 1t
euying that they couldn't have found seats if they
Mr. Archibald Forbes has been Itct uriug iu
New Zealand with great sncceKS. ' ShouJd he re
turn to Europe by this route, it is hoped that
he can be. induced to remain in Honolulu a few
weeks. ' " ' - . ,'
Thk Sua Francisco Merchant says that the
Secretary of the Navy did . well in sending
United States men-of-war to the Islands to
represent the United States Government at the
coronation of King. Kalakaua. Our relations
with that country " are ! most ' friendly, and the
action of the Secretary is a courtesy due our
neighbors, the Hawaiians. "' ; "'' ':
That the hookupu, or gift of ,nniaialn has been
" nold to defray the expenses of the Coronation,'
ia untrue. It is true that some cattle and sheep
eent to the palace ground some time ago, and
which were likely to oat their heads off before re
quired, were disposed of in a way, so that the
proceeds would meet without loss, the object for
which the hookupu wtui designed.
A late number f the Argonaut relates a
curious incident in connection with the getting
up of the Napoleonic Manifesto published by a
celebrated printing house in Paris. It seems that
a dreadful rumor reached the ears of Prince
Plon-Ploii, (o the effect that a rival claimant to
the throne was preparing a manifesto, and it was
absolutely necessary that his should coaie out
first. If was a question of rapid type setting;
and so the foreman of the printing office sent out
fT Sam the ' Lightning Sticker. , , lie came,
rollod up his ulcere., grasped Ids stick, and be
gan. A Ftreatu ol type began to flow from tbe
case to the stick;, soon the type began to get
warm; a stream of water was laid on to cool
them off. but even then by the time lie got
through the water was boiling in the " e " box !
However, the Napoleonic Manifesto was out first,
and Prince Plon-Ploii was happy.
Our daily eotemporary, Wing severely stt
upon by "A Spectator" iu his last issue, man
ages to gusp ont that ' for such an. occasion''
(refeiriug to the Coronation) ." the attendance
was not: us .large as., would be expected."
Considering that every available spot was occu
pied standing room aud. All not only within
the Palace grounds, but on the roofs of build
ings, on the tops of trees, and in such windows
as commanded a view of the proceedings, the
question naturauy. " arises now many more
" would " be exacted to be present ? '
The Wasp sets lorth the inconsistency of the
Chronicle in a few flippant remarks. The article
is so concise that we quote it in full : ' Y
' This is the trouble with the Chronicle. Its
legitimate business interests compel it to favor a
policy of reciprocity ; the retaining fee that it baa
taken frnn iyistern sugar refiners compels it with
as strong a stress to oppose reciprocity with Ha
waii. On Wednesday lat it bad an editorial ar
ticle udvocutiiig reciprocity treaties with Mexico
and the Central American States, which, it says,
must some day be absorbed into our Union, though
ut present we cannot afford to annex them. The
lar better and wier course, it says, is to eater
into commercial treaties with Mexico and all tbe
Republics south of ber, and draw closer thereby
the existing ties ol friendship. This is a very
ciiiuprehenfive policy reciprocity treaties with
two cominetits! But can a policy that is good
and wie with reference to Mexic.i, 'he Central
Americuu und the South American Republics ke
bad and unwiae with reference to the Kingdom of
Hawaii, with wincii our tics ol friendship are
cloeer and our commercial relations more inti
mate, which is more 'Americanized' than any of
those State, and which, sooner than they, must
become a part ol our Union? Having been paid to
oppooe reciprocity ; with Hawaii, the Chronicle
could be consistent only by opposing reciprocilv
with all the other Pacific . nations; but this it's
general interefU and its hope of some future sub
sidy wiil not permit it to do." The Chronicle will
not lor the general profit of consistency sacrifice
thesjeciul advantage of being-bought off. It
esteems the slow shilling. Lilt its devotion to the
nimble fixpehce ih a pious adoration.'
. .' - ...
From the' New Zealand Herald we leara
that Mr. Ormstead, special agent of the Facifio
Mail Steamship Company, and Mr. T. T. Gam.
ble. Auckland agent of the company, have had
two interviews with the government in regard
to the Pacific Mail service. At the first inter
view the ubject was discussed by the Premier
and the agents of the compuny. . Owing to the
change of government ut New South Wales, and
th consequent unwillingness of the outgoing
government to enter into a contract which would
bind their successors for a lengthened period,
Mr. Ormstead was unable to come to any de
finite arrangement with New South Wales. The
New Zealand Government had been informed of
this by the New South Wales Government. That
being the case, the government of this colony
declined to pledge themselves to anything in the
meantime,; A subsequent interview took place, ,
the result of which was, that a cablegram was.
sent to Syduey asking the New South Wales Gov- ,
eminent what it intended to do in the mattes. Mr,
0rmstad was led to expect that N. S, W. would
' tier wa n" M
who cuui e lor-
farorablr consider .tbuent tier of euiinent co
tion of t'he wrric't. Nothing Udf intac. (
,1 hh t' ttie lnterlcken or tw
...... . l
ity for W Noitli Island of Nttr Zt-aland, at all
ereuts. By tuo Sun traneisco ntio (
sent conductod, Auckland inurchiiiita rciT
their Loudi u letters Iu 38 tf 3D days, whereas
l t ft a - . : r. : AM d4 laianM
Immediately upon reading the above we called
on our dentist, and requested hiai to ' give ms a
rough sketch of the bony framework of the in
terior of our mouth upon which he had began
to erect a costly golden superstructure -that we
might be " enabled to verify every item." After :
taking a few casts .of the inside of the uppsr ,
and loer jaw, our dentist sought the Keclnaior
that his studio grants, aud produced a " study',' .
in white and gold that was simply astounding.
The sketch looked as though it was intended -to
depict two horseshoe-shaped groups of gold
bearing quartz of the richest kind, each nug
get being labeled with a few figures indicating
its richuess, or, as it turned out, its cost to us.
We thought of the fable of pearls dropping from . .
the mouth of a Sunday-school girl whenever she,
opened it, and though, that if the. precious
knetal showu as filling our toeth wasu't . riveted .
iu pretty firmly, we would be scattering tangible ,
wealth around in our, next lecture. , As it was.
' we took the precaution to destroy, the fhsrt, lest (
our heir should be tempted to despoil nur.Jusi
of our wealth after our demise. . ,
' New .Aettwemeitl. .,
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