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TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, J882.
THE DAY'S DOINGS.
At Sales Room of E. P. Adams,
at 10 n. m., Grand Chinese Art Sale
of Valunble Goods.
Lvceum: Bible Class, nt 7:30.
Excelsior Lodge, I.O.O.F. at 7 -.80
Saturday Night's Concert
Saturday night was an event in
the nnnals of tho musical world in
Honolulu. Although the perform
ance was denominated n concert, the
raison d'etre wao Cowcn's Cantata,
the Itoso Maiden. This Cantata is
a production of the new English
School, and abounds with light and
sparkling melodies, such as the duct
No. 8, the trio No. 7, and the cho
ruses Nos. i) and 12. Want of
space forbids us to go critically into
the musical construction of it, but
' wo reprint the condensed story on
which tho wor. s arc founded.
The Queen oi tha Flower Fulnct,
weary of u life of unbroken calm, prays
of tho newly returned Spring that ho
will bestow upon her also tho gift nf
love that he bestows upon man. lie
warns her of the risk she runs, but
finally yield to her entreaties bychang.
ing her while nlio sleep, Into tho form of
a beautiful girl. Under the nameof Rose
blossom, she wanders through tho world
to find the love that she heckx, and meets
with a girl who, having been betrayed
and deserted by her lover, loses her
senses and dies broken-hearted. But,
undeterred from her search, Hoscblos.
Bom becomes the wife of a forester,
with whom she lives for a time In such
perfect happiness, that she cannot Mir
vivo his death. The elves bewail the
fate of .their Queen, and curse love as
fatal to peace and lwijiplness.
The performance is readily divid
ed into two parts. The first number
was a selection from Cimarosa's " 11
Mntrimoulo Segreto," played by the
parlor orchestra; Violins: Primo,
Mr. Bcrgcr ; Sccondo, Miss Ponti ;
Tertio, Mr. Mullcr; Viola, Mr. Mar
ques ; 'Cello, Mr. "W. Taylor ; Piano,
Mr. Scarborough. Tho second num
ber was a cavatina, from the first
act of llobcrt 1c Diable, sung by
Miss Ponti. This is, wc believe, tho
young lady's first appearance before
tho public of Honolulu, so that
harsh criticism would be uncalled
for, as well as wc just. Miss Ponti
possesses a pure and llcxiblo soprano
voice of great compass which, evi
dently, has been well-trained.
Miss Pond's rendition of the song
was warmly applauded, she likewise
received the only bouquet of the
evening. The third number on the
programme was a selection by the
parlor orchestra, from Donizetti's
"Etoito dc Seville." In this and
the other performances of the orches
tra it received well merited applause
Tho orchestra was on tho first part
under the able baton of Mr. Marques
who also arranged the scores from
which they played. Next came tho
piece do resistance of tho evening
Cantata. I he principals were Mrs
Paty, soprano; Mrs. .1. F. Brown,
contralto; Mr. Ilnckfcld, tenor; and
Mr. T. R. Walker, baritone. Mrs
Paty is an established favorite with
the musical public of Honolulu, and
although suffering from a slight
cold, sang with all the verve and
elasticity of a truo artiste. Her
interpretation of tho composer's
ideas was remnrknblo for its faith
fulness. Her most successful efforts
were tho duct with Mr. Walker and
trio with Mrs. Brown and Mr.
Mrs. J. F. Brown excelled herself
in her solo. She was in better
voice than ever. Mr. Hackfcld
possesses an excellent tenor voice,
especially in tho upper register, but
eccmed suffering a little from nerv
ousness; but let him conquer this
and we can assure him, he will take
a high rank in the musical world.
Mr. T. R. Walker possesses a pleas
ing baritone voice, of good quality
and in his solo, displayed an execu
tion which reached in places to an
artistiolovcl. The numbers which
struck the popular fancy wero the
wedding chorus, the female chorus
and the finale. The chorus deserve
real praise for the unflagging spirit
which they displayed throughout,
and their marked attention to the
conductors baton. Mr. J. F. Brown
played the piano part in tho con
certed pieces. When wo say that
Prof. Bcrger conducted we say
enough for our renders to know thnt
it was the best of its kind.
Now that we have praised faith
fully we also have to blame in two
thiugs ; first, the concert was rather
long, two hours and a quarter from
8 o'clock is a trial of patience in .an
early rising town like Honolulu;
second, the reserving of the scats
was detective, as we nenru several
complaints of the same scats being
reserved for two and even three
different parties. The attendance
was fair, tho parqucttc and dress
circle being filled to the extent of
their capacity ; but tho gallery was
very empty. Wc were disappointed
in finding the financial success was
not so great as the artistic and
musical. We trust, however, the
Society will not be discouraged, but
will go on in its good work, and give
us a similar treat at some future
Wilder' Marine Railway.
Yesterday, by special invitation,
our reporter inspected Mr. Crandall's
patent gearing in tho works connect
ed with the above. The special
points claimed for this patent are the
great strength of the gears, especial
ly tho teeth and the lessened friction.
The form of tooth which Mr. Crund
nll has patented is said to be the
strongest in the world, and is so ar
ranged that the whole of the tooth
is in contact at once, just enough
room being left for each tooth to
drop out as the next one takes hold.
At tho timo of contact the wheels
seem inextricably fixed together, and
the whole looks as if it were one solid
mass, yet the wheel moves on and
teeth succeed ono another without
the slightest noiso or apparently any
friction. The engines were running
at a piston speed of 1,500 feet per
minute, an unusual speed in this
part of the world. There is no back
lash in the gearing, and we would
call tho attention of mill-owners and
planters to tho fact that this patent
can be applied to all gearing, and
especially to mill-gearing, wherever
strength is an absolute necessity.
Tho machinery is now being tried to
get it into working order, and the
whole of the works arc expected to be
in full working order when the cradle
is complotcd, probably about Janu
ary. Tho parts of the machine were
constructed by G. Forester & Co. of
Liverpool, from Mr. Crandall's
drawings. ' Since April the water lot
has been filled in, tho buildings and
machinery set up and two sections
of track finished, which, considering
the short timo is remarkably quick
When the wholo is complete the
track will extend 670 feet from the
engine house into thefcarbor, and
end in 33 feet of water. Tho capa
city oi tne work is estimated as at
least capable of taking a vessel of
1,800 tons and ballast. The track
is constructed on the aro of a circle
and tho cradle is planned that a ves
sel will sit perfectly level on it and
remain in the same position; in
twenty minutes from the tinio she
grounds on the cradle the workmen
will be able to work on her out of
water. Tho keel blocks of tho cradle
arc so arranged that a man carrying
a pianK on nts suouiucr can walk
right under tho bilge. A platform
goes round the cradle 3 feet wide
and about 20 feet above the bottom
from which the bilge blocks arc
operated, and the vessel moved into
any convenient position. Tho whole
of these can be shifted in ten min
utes by one man. Tho peculiar fen
ture of tho bilge blocks is that they
can be let down and replaced with
tho greatest ease by a knuckle joint,
another of Mr. Crandall's patents!
This is the twenty-third dock built
under Mr. Crandall'sBuncrvlsinn. and
is, on his own statement, far ahead of
any of the rest." "There is no
other in America, of elmilar capacity
as gooa as it."
Great credit is duo to Mr. Wilder
for having secured the bervices of bo
able a man as Mr. Crandall to super
vise this important work. Mr.
luckor also deserves great credit
for his ubaro of ' le work.
Wo. would call tho attention of
Government' and the Board of Health
to the advantages to be derived by
getting the proprietors of the rail
way to bring down a quantity of
sand ana, till up tne uais Dy .Kisuer
man's Point and the places where an
offensive stench is noticeable nt low
water. The Government would
have splendid lots of land available
for building upon and the health of
the community would be rendered
better. It has been calculated that
land to the value of $250,000 could
bo so reclaimed.
Correspondence Is solicited on tho top.
ics of the day, or what may become so.
Wo reserve the right to exercise pure
ly personal matter.
no uo not noiu ourselves responBiuic
for tho opinions expressed by our oor-
Mr. Editor, Tho Saturday Press
in referring to the recent withdrawal
of Government advertising from ccr-'
tain newspapers, asks, lugubriously,
41 has the spoils system begun ?" I
can Inform the editor of the Press
that tho " spoils system" began
some timo back. Among the first
acts of the "Carter Administration
was the removal of several persons
from the posltimis to which they had
been appointed by the foimcr Minis
try. Having myself bceu one of the
parties in question, I may be pre
sumed to know whereof I affirm.
The official letter from tho Interior
Department calling for my resigna
tion is Still in my possession, and is
at the service of tho editor of tho
Press, should ho care to look at it.
No reason for my removal was as
signed1 or assignable, except that I
was obnoxious to the members of a
ring who had been accustomed to
run a certain department of this
Government to suit their own pur
poses, for some years past.
You are at liberty to givo my
name to any one who takes sufficient
interest in the matter to ask for it.
One Who Knows.
The Auditor Generalship is not
Two drunks and two assault and
battery at tho Police Court yester
day. Great dissatisfaction exists at tho
Premier's taking all the responsi
bility and work of tho Boards, &c,
of which he is only a member. No
meetings arc called and the other
members have no opportunity of ex
pressing their opinions or talcing any
Mn. A. F. Cooke's new schooner,
the Moi Keiki, will probably sail to
morrow for Christmas Island, on a
fishing trip. It is intended to take
a party of men down there and leave
them on the Island, and make regu
lar trips to and from Honolulu. The
trip will probably take from 10 to 12
The articles of bijouterie and
vertu for sale to-day by Mr. E. P.
Adams, at his Chineso Art Sale, arc
well worth purchasing. Amongst
thcrri we specially notice two bronze
vases, exquisitely curved, about 7
feet high, including their pedestals.
vRusiors were extensively circu
lated yesterday that the loan had
been successfully negotiated, and
that Mr. Spreckels had agreed to
loan the wholo of it. This, however,
is denied authoritatively. Nothing
is yet complete as the bonds are not
even printed. A later rumor states
that Bishop & Co. will lend, from
time to time, what the government
requires for carrying out the require
ments of tho Act; but tho whole
amount will not bo borrowed in two
years. We give tho above as
rumor simply, as inquires made in
official quarters were answered by
stating that nothing definite is done.
A sensible suggestion has been
made to us that the Board of Health
should meet and arrange to divide
its duties amongst its members so
that each might have something to
do. It would then, no doubt, be
easy, to weed out tho non-workers ;
that is, if thero are any ; "but as no
opportunity is given them, now, to
do anything, either individually or
as a Board, it is .difficult to tell what
their, character for worlcmay be. It
may be possible, however, that the
President iuteuds to run the affair
himself, 'no no meetings have been
Otnt special Correspondent, on his
return from Hilo, hod a most enjoy
able trip over the 17Amllcs of rail
way trotn Itounla to Mahukona. He
speaks in 'glowing terms of the bos-
pltality-nnd courtesy of tho residents
ot both places.
The residents of Hilo gnvo a luau
on Thursday, August 10th, to cele
brate the first anniversary of the
stoppage of the lava flow which
threatened io destroy ,that town last
year. More than G00 sat down to
enjoy tho good things generously
provided. The lions. Nnwahl and
Haupu gave an explanation of their
action in tho late Legislature. The
entertainment began at 11 a.m. and
lasted till n Into bohr" A pleasant
feature was thnt no cases of drunk
enness occurred 'during' the -whole
day. Among the guests present were
Her Ex i Kckaulikc, Governess of
jnawuu , noil r o layman, xurs. juy
man, Hon. Nawahi and wife., Hon.
Haupu and' wifo, Rev T Conn and
wife, Rev D B. Lyman -and wife, Rev
IS P Parker and wife, Rev W B Ole
scn and wife, ,Mr and Mrs Severance,
Dr Wcdmore ,and danghtcrV Capt.
Elderts, Capt. Spencer, Mr. and Mrs
Bcckley; Mr. and Mrs. J.- U Kawai
nui, Mr and Mrs Kennedy, -Sir nnd
Mrs Jordnn, Mr and Mrs Roso, Mr
and Mrs Richardson; Mr Martin,
J. Kckipi and others.
Auction Sales by ELF. Adams
THIS DAY, TUESDAY,
August is, a(710 a.m.,
At Sales Room.
CHINESE ART SALE
Marble Ton Tables,
, .Inlaid Stools,
Garden Seats, Bowls,
Card Cases, Slippers,'
, Fine Silk Fans, &a
E. P. Adams, Auctioneer.
TO KENT FURNISHED COT
TAGE at WaSkiki. Inquire at S.
O. Wilder & Co's. 170 lw
FOR BALE OR LEA8E-A
Store Building and Outhouses.
That desirable store formerly
occupied by L. Turner, at Waiohlnu,
Hawaii. For particulars apply to L.
Turner. Waiohlnu; or to A. S. Clcghorn
& Co., Honolulu, i (100 lm
A GIRL to operate on a Sewing Ma
chine; also, two Dressmakers.
Apply to Mrs. A. Ji'. Meiaib' Dress
Making Establishment, 101 Fort st.
Potatoes & Onions.
ON ilArJD, and to arrive per Steam
ers, a choice lot of of
Early Host and Garnet Chile Potatoes
and silver-skin Onions. In lots to suit.
105 lw ' LAINE As Co.
A FINE LOT OF '
11 Contraot" and Imperial,"
White and Colored,
For sale in quantities to suit. Also,
, wnoicc Detections oi
Latest Styles of -Dooorations.
105 2w LEWERS & COOKE.
Just Received by
J; "W;.,BOBERTSpN &,C0.
Preadamttes by Alex.'winchell,1 '
The Twins of Table.Mountalh, by Bret
' V. ' ' ' 1.A '
Handy Rooks ofPopular Quotations'.
Campaigns of'tha Civil War, by'Gen. IL
lw &c, &o, Ac. 104
LOST, on" Buhday morning last, an
ODD FELLOWS' PIN-'Camp
ml AT. Ink dnstirn. Tlll finder will bo
well rewarded by returning same to J.
W Dnhnllm, Jtf fV 103 lW
LOST The ccntrc-pleco ' of a Gold
Ear-ring, set with five small prarls.
Tim nrlm- will l linmlinmelv rewarded
on returning same to J. W. Robertson &
LOST, ou Saturday evening, on the
Valley Iload, between Mr. Henry
Carter's and Mr. J. S. Walker's pre
mises, two pieces of MUSIC "Tnnhau
ser," and "Secret LoVc." The under
v HI receive tho thanks of the owner by
leaving the same at the office of J. W.
llobcrtson a Co's. 14
1 POUND, a black and tan TER1UEK
? DOG, with collar, chain and tag,
Ns. 038. Owucr can have the same by
applying at the Artesian Ico Works, and
paying cost of this notice. -103 lw
Sugar Plantation. Stock .
FOR SALE. The undersigned hare
for sale a few shares of stock of
Ave Sugar Plantation Companies. Lia
bility Limited; stock valuable.
Wg O. Smith & Co., Stock Brokers,
105 lw 33 Jiercliant street.
T70U SALE. A PIANO, of the manu
4; facturc of A. Bord. The Piano is
in good tune, and will be sold at a low
'price. Tof further particulars apply ti
'J.'W. Robertson A Co. 105 lw
FOR SALE, LOT No. 124, In Kaplo
.lanl Park, dimensions 54 x 300,
lacing the beach, and wall fenced. Ap
ply to C. O. Botor.it. 143-
,T?OR SALE, a two-seated wagon
J? with pole and shafts, and a
double harness, nearly new prica
$150. May Xx seen in rear, of No.
20 School at. W. G. Nccdhara. 72
"OOR SALE, a MULE CART.
H. Hack! rid & Co.
IjiOIt SALE, one new Scow, capablo of
- holding 10 tons, built by G. Emmes,
and now, In good order. For further par
ticnlars apply to Tuao. II Daviks t Co.
TO LET. Two Well.fnrnJshcd Rooms.
Apply to No. 4 Garden Lane. 150 lw
rpWO PFFICI3 TO LET, on the seo
X ond floor of the buUdlnj; occupied
by J. W. Robertson A eo 13
TO LET STARLE-ON KINO ST.,
rear of A. Kerr's Paint Emporium.
Apply to G. Webt. 103 lw
ALL persons having horses or ether
animals iu the pastures at KEWA-
LO, (residence of Mr. S. M. Carter,) aro
Imrnltv nntlfrM? In Mmmilnlflle In re.
gard to pasturage charges with th
unacrsignen, otnermxc mcu viiaiai&
will hrOliiMo to hp Imnmiiulpd.
July 31, 1883. (1C0 1 w) W. L. Wilcox-
. HARD SOAP,
Toilet Soaps, Blue Mottled Soap, .
just received. Our toilet soaps are
beautltul and cheap, families would do
well to axaraine.
96 A. S. CLanoH . Co
Carriage jfife Builder.
Buggies, Carriages, Expros Wagona
and every kind of vehicles
and all kinds of repairing dono.
THE Hawaiian J onmal, " Ko Ha- .
waii Pax Aika," owned and
edited by Kawainui Bros. ; has a
weekly edition of 3,200 copies, and
is the best advertising medium. Of
fice, No. C Merchant st. 1
Drink Palmer & C.e'a
75 cents per dozen
WATER I WATER!
IRRIGATION after this date (Juno
!23rd, 1882,) is limited to (4) four
hours per day,
From C to 8 la the morning, and
From 4 to 0 in tho cvenhtg.
Permission to Irrlcato daring moro
convenient hours willbe granted on ap
plication, to tho Superintcnpcnt,
Perrons found irrigating except dur
ing specified honrs will have their pri
vileges suspended without notice,
G. D. Fbkktii,
Supt. Water Works.
Approved: Signed, H. K. ICaai,
Minister of Interior. 131
WANTED. A lire man with mndor-
ato capital, who Is, both 'mer
chant and accountant, can hear of n
f;ood business opportunltyby addresa
ngCPD., Bullotln bfflcc.i Principals
only. All communications strictly con