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THURSDAY, SKIT. SI, 1882.
THE DAY'S DOINGS.
Regular Cash Kalu by Mr. Attains,
at- Salesroom, itt 10.
Bethel Vestry: llujxuhip monthly
meeting Y.M.C.A. at 7:30.j
The Freo Organ Iteoital.
On Tuesday evening wns :i brilli
ant hiiccoss ; nil the sitting room was
occupied mid ninny people took their
stand outside. The whole of the
programme wns gone through excel
lently, but from the snered ehnrneter
of the building applause wns limited
to looks of plciuune. But the inter
est exuited may bo judged when we
Bay that not n bigu of woaiiness
crossed the faees of the audience,
and so many of them remained quiet
in an atmosphere Hint was bimply
stilling. The building does not
seem as if its system ol ventilation
wns calculated to promote the com
fort of large audiences.
And now for the programme.
Place aus. (Imiit.i, Miss J'onti dis
tinguished her.-olf by her iiMinl vocal
ability. Kaeh selection wns tender
ed with that facility and expie.ssioii
which we were led to expect from
her first appearance, and we have no
hesitation in piophoyiug that a
brilliant future awaits her if she
judiciously develops the strength
and maintains the purity of her sing
ing. Mr. Taylor'b selections were
culled f lorn u varied and brilliant
repertoire, and embraced specimens
of almost all kinds, fiom thescveie
ly classical to the light and spuikl
Jng modern music; but all were,
pleasing to the ear. The most inter
esting to the popular taste were,
Batiste's Communion in (!, the
Carillons and the Flute 1'nntnsia.
The fugue on the name of Bach is
one of the most iutei eating to genu
ine musicians that is known. It
may he explained, for the benefit of
the general lender, that in Geininn
'music the. note that we call B Hat is
called by them il, and the note we
call 15 natural i- called bv them II.
So that Bach, by a little musical
play upon letters, produced a fugue
on bi.s own, nume, by using the notes
we tile ncciiMouied to call B flat, A
natural, (.' ualuial. and H natural, or
in the German .style, 15 A V II.
The evening's ciiterlainnient clos
ed a little after U .m. This recital
forms the first of the new .series, and
we hope to hear olheis of them at
reasonable inteivuls. Mr. Taylor
und Miss Ponti Icivv reason to be
proud of their success last night, for
to the true musician micccs is al
ways measured, not by niouey or
power, but by fame that, is the
power of atti acting audiciicts. And
it may be faiily said that Tuesday
night's audience was one of the most
brilliant ever Known in Honolulu.
A Possible Arrival
The I) Hi Alia of Sept ilth ys:
Yesti-id.iy morning an inquiry w.is
held at the .Inpauoso Consulate
before Kontaio anngiya, Japanese
Consul, into the circumstances at
tending the iceent meeting of the
British ship Jlcujiiitufcrtt, Captain
Anthony Purcell, with the uufoi
tuuale Japanese junk, coiumiini
cuted with in latitude 1 III)'
north, longitude 102 west, a
position at sea about 11500 miles
hoi th by west of Honolulu and lo'fiO
west by north of S.m Francibeo.
Said his ship was sailing nu an
easteily eourso when n junk was
bighted, steering so as to draw in
across his how, with an evident
desire of heading off the Jleyiiiaient.
She had but ouo jnust, on which was
set a single sail. She appeared to
bo of about fifty ton?, and was very
deeply laden with something, as
amidships her deck was but slightly
abovu tho water. On her poop deci.
her crew were living in a houso of
bamboo frame work, covered with
Btrnw matting bo air.nged as to
keep off tho spray from the sea wlcu
the waves btoko over her. While
wuiuhiuir her thu iuiik.'si sail was
lowcrou linn suuu n wuuur uv won uii
the ship'H topsail culled out that u
ItiMtt it nit iitut' nliiAful tt 4lm tnrtl rtl'
UWilh tfi IU4W tvuguu Alf wiv i
tli liespirjadcra, evidently
f- --jr ir r j
ding to board the vessel. As the
ship was sailing about live knots,
before a gentle breeze, the boat wns
soon alongside, and Cnptain Purcell
said thut although he put out no
Btcps or ladder the Japanese seamen
climbed nimbly up his ship's side on
a single line. The main yards weio
then (aid aback, and the Japanese
had hoisted tlueo empty bags or
mats upon the junk's jib-stay. Ca'it.
I'm cell said ho took them for square
Hugs at fust, and he considered tnnt
this indicated that the ciew under
stood signalling, lie remembered
thut in the British signal code the
urgent signal of distress is two
square flags, and concluded that as
they weie somewhat confused they
had hoisted one more flag than was
necessary, or that they won not in
any distress. In the boat, which
moved to be a little flat-bottomed
dory with square ends, came three
men und a buy with three empty
On gaining the deck they went
forward in oarch for the captain,
but were In ought aft and shown
Captain Purcell, when they laised
their hand.s toward heaen, as in the
attitude of prayer, and then pro
strated themselves befoie him, bow
ing their bends to the deck. The'
could not speuk one word of English
and no one on board spoke Japanese.
The captain took them to his cabin
and opened his chart befoie them
and spoke to them in English, point
ing out America, which word they
seemed to repeat after him. They
then said to him, as plainly as they
could, " Nip-lion," which is the
native name of their country, which
foreigners alone call Japan. But
Captain Purcell said he thought they
must mean Ningpo, yet he knew
they were not Chinese, and the lat
ter is a Chinese poit. So, conclud
ing they had lost their way, he point
ed out to them the Hawaiian Islands
and made signs for them to go
southward. Seeing the three buckets
in the boat, he found they wanted
fresh water, and he allowed them to
fill themselves from his pump, for he
said his ship had an abundant supply
of both water and provisions, lie
told the steward to take them into
the Htore-t oom and show them the
provisions, which he did. They look
ed eagerly and respectfully nt them,
and bowed down as in making a
salaam. This the captain said he
thought must mean that they did
not want any, for he said if lie was
in their place and hungrv or fhirstv
I he would have grubbed the first
! thing he could get hold of to satisfy
I his hunger. Having thus concluded
Hint tliey were in no need of provi
sions, he told the mate not to send
them away empty-handed, so gave
them !)0 pounds of salt beef, a bag
of rice and a bag of hard biscuit, to
gether weighing about 1 'JO pounds,
eight pumpkins and three buckets of
water. He then asked them in Eng
lish, and by signs, if they did not
wish to abandon their vessel, to
which ptoposition they pointed to
the Japanese captain sitting on the
bow of the junk, and after bowing
low and showing every sign of deep
gialitude, they got into their dory,
scarcely large enough to float such' a
load, ami skulled back to their junk,
whose side-, dipt. Purcell said, were
covered v,i h a mass of biiuaclcs
fully four inches long. Having seen
their boat arrive alongside safely,
the mninyards of the Hcspigadera
wcic filled away, and she continued
on her way to San Francisco, whole
she ariived on Sunday morning,
after a Yeiy bhort pnssnge from
Charles Wolcott Brooks, who had
been invited to be piesent by the
Consul, asked Captain Purcell why
he did not lower one of his own boat's
and board the junk, when by personal
observation he might have learned if
she really was out of water und pro
viaiHiis, and made sine that he was
not making a fatal mis ake by going
away from a vessel thus obviously in
trouble far at sea v He said that ho
took great piide in having his ship
look nicely, and that before reaching
port he hail painted ship, and that he
disliked to use his boats, us they hud
recently been painted. The Consul
ngiecd with Mr. lirooks that this
omission was the cntMit netliiciitia
of the whole matter. The theory of
the junk's present position U that she
is a coasting vessel running between
Hakodate or some northern port of
Japan, loaded with dried fish or
somu such cargo, bound for Toklo,
and having met with rough weather,
was blown off from land. Such ves
sels have no navigating charts or in
struments beyond a needle stuck
through a piece of coik, which floats
it in a bowl of water. They sail
from point to point, along the const,
tho laud and this simple form of
compass being their only guide. Any
sea fearing man will surely say that
barnacles, four incites long, cannot
cover a junk's side in a short voy
age Theie can bo little doubt
but that this junk was blown off
the shore, and lost her way, as far
back as last year's December gules,
and has since been a wayward wan
derer upon a waste of waters, an
xiously looking for their lost island
home. Under those circumstances,
they hnvc probably eaten salt fish
from their cat go, and caught some
rain water, when showers occuried.
In answer to Mr. lliooks inquiry
why the Japanese were not asked to
wiite some letter, Capt. Purcell said
that the mate offeicd them a piece
of chalk with which to write on the
ship's deck but they seemed either
not to desire to, or did not under
stand what to do with it.
Tin: wail of the Ministry : " Oh
tilantcrs. we are sorrv. we will do
anything, only support us."
Tin: leirular monthlv meetinir of
the Y. M. C. A. will be held at the
Bethel Vcstrv on Thursday evening.
Sept. 21, 188-', at 7:30 o'clock.
Wr, weie sorrv to learn that His
Muiestv has been sullerin'r from a
slight attack of cold for the last few
Tin: Hon. J. M. Knpctia will so to
Japan via Sun Francisco on Mon-
dny, as Hawaiian Ambassador, lie
will be away sonic four or five
Business is duller than it omdit to
be this season of the year. Can it
bo the Ministry are mining the
credit of the country? No, certainly
Mr.ssus. Iluekfeld & Co. have im
ported some fine cigars from
Germany. All dealers in cigars
should try them as the' uie a first
Tin: Government is very shoit of
money, it is said and vet a great
deal ol money has been drawn out of
the TreiiMi.siy to go out of the coun
try for crowns iSLc.
Misiis. Dillingham & Co. arc
again to the fore with kerosene.
Two thousand cases of " Electric
oil has come to them per Martha
Davis. They assure us that the
light given by it is equivalent it its
A FJtir.Mi asks us how is it that
the immigrants fiom Portugal are
not selected with more care as to
their suitability for the requited
labor. Many are too old or too
young and in some cases lack the
lequisite physical stamina.
L.vh.st rumor over-heard behind
the Premier's chair. " After all the
philaiideiing and howling in the
papeis for the last few months, if I
can only capture the planters' meet
ing, how they will have to back
down? Ah, ha! exit, rubbing his
Auction Sales by S. P. Adams
THIS DAY, THURSDAY,
Sept. SI, at 10 o'clock a. m.
At Sides Room,
Regular Cash Sale!
Lino of Fresh Groceries.
Also, at l!i noon,
Ei Steamer Sue..
100 Box(s Ficsh Apples,
Bags California Potutoev.
Alw, Sacks Uiowu Sugar,
CVse.i Ilte'ul, 1 Chullbiilcr,
Chlld'rfCilb, etc., etc.
One Square Piano.
E. P. Adams, Atict'r.
Tin: piston rod of the vacuum
pump at the Waianac Company's
Plantation bioke ou Monday. Early
on Tuesday morning in was taken to
the Honolulu Iron Works, and the
rcpaiis were finished by 10 o'clock
jho snmc morning. Wo mention
this to show how smart the Iron
Works can do what is entrusted to
A fink picture of General Garfield
the well-known lacing horse in now
on view in J. W. Bobcrtson & Co.'s
window. We notice the nrtist has
not studied any of the new instanta
neous photographs of horses In
motion, but has represented him
with all four legs in the air at one
time. We believe the picture is the
piopcrty of Mr. C. Maefarlane.
Wr. learn that Mr. Cleghorn has
been given the care of Emma and
Thomas Squaies, by the Minister
of the. Intel ior. It is high
time that some practical man took
charge of these places as in their
present btate they are a disgrace to
the. town. The appropriations voted
for the purpose are SfiUO per annum
for Emma Square, and 1,500 per
annum for Thomas Square. Mr.
Cleghorn had charged of Emma
Square fonneily, but two years and
a half ago it was taken from him.
We are sure that he is the right man
in the right place.
A PEW CHOICE COWS JUST EE
CEIVEI), Per Bktno Discovery.
These nre good family cows', and worthy
of the attention of housekeepers.
Apply early to
G. W. MACFARLANE & Co.
rpWO TOP BUGGIES,
2 Second Hand Expresses,
1 Tw o-scatcd Basket Cut-under,
1 Beach Wagon,
1 Single Dray, Horse and Harness
All the above are in good order, ncaily
as good as new.
199 lw G. WEST.
.A. $10 a Ooi-cl.
S. M. CAIITEK,
137 P. M. S. S. Wharf.
HPO RENT A Furnished Room, live
il minutes walk from the Post Olllce.
Apply to J. M. Oat & Co.
7UR0IS11ED ROOM to let in a verv
X pleasant location. -Apply to J. W.
Robcilson it Co. 1!I8 lw
WANTED-A Good BLACKSMITH,
for L'eneial work, to go into the
eouuti.V- Applv to
11)8 It ' E. O.H.vm. &goK.
rAN'lT.D, A YOUNG GIRL, or ti
iiiiilulu ageil person, vxncileneeu
in general house w oik, sewing, and at
tending ehlldicu, Apply to No. il
XXT ANTED FIRST - CLASS EN
It GINEER. to run a sugar mill,
llll tw Apply to O. BREWER & Co.
Unionpei:d"comi'any, a. v.
Hush. Miuuger. See tulveitlse
nient on other page. 'JS
r I L L l A M A L' L I) , Agent to
T T take Acknowledgments to Con
tiaels for Labor for the District of lCoim
Island of Oaliu, at the oillce of the Hono
lulu Water Winks, foot of Nuuaiiu Pt.
TU OTICE The undersigned has RK.
1 N M O V E 1 ) 11 1 S OFFI CE, f i om N o.
."it King stieel, to No. DO Nuuanu stieet,
next to L. AliKi.
l'.lllUw L.A.SE 17.
"VTOTICK On and after the 1st day of
1 October next, all Outstanding Account.-,
will be presented at tho end of
N.B. Cash sales of over $5.00 will re.
ceive the usual discount of I! per cent.
A.M.MELL1S, 101 Port St.
Honolulu, Sept, -I, lPtW. 183
rpo LET TWO COTTAGES, each
JL containing 7 rooms, with stabling
mil uverv convenience, situated on thu
Plains, about 1 mile fiom town. Water
laid on. For piuliciibiis applv to
VJ'i liu At ll. O. Hull & Sou's.
"'I HEAT ADDITIONS to our former
VJ Mock, u Suez, Knlukuua, and City
of Sydney, of
Ship Chandlery & Ship Stores:
Coiduge hemp Mnnilu, cotton duck,
Flux ennuis, llnx sail twine, beeswax,
Blocks, ours 8 to JM ft ; shackles,
Bales of oakum, hooks and thimbles,
Club blocks, snatch block", rowlocks,
Iron strap block's must bends, thieves,
Mctullne and patent bushings,
Stockholm tnr, pitch, coal tar, tar oil,
Bright and blnek varnishes, wire rigging
Marline, seizing hou-cllne, rntlln,
Spuiiyarn, r.iulklng Irons, copper tacks,
Iron tiick, connecting links.
.Mmlin spikes, caulking mallets,
Mast hoops, hand spikes, pitch mops,
Tar brushes, &c.
Paints anil Paint Oil, a full assortment
of all kinds and colors;
Pacific Rubber Paint, a new lot, Includ.
all the various colors;
Blushes Paint, varnish, pencil, white
wa-di, paste, uiilst, shoe, scrub, ami f
fash a good assortment of each;
Axes and hatchets, wood and shingling;
Ship lanterns and side-lights tho Regu
(i I'ocai'tes and Provisions.
A full assortment of line groceries, In
cluding somu choice varieties of
Table pie fnnl, jams and jellies, a new
aitiele, put up uy a new mm, mm
we can highly recommend them as
being something really nice;
A new lot of Teas, Including some supc-
j lor Japan vniietics;
Sugai Bellned and law;
Hams, bacon, laid, smoked beef, in tins,
Cm lied fowl, run led oystcis,
Plum pudding, kits salmon bellies,
Kits miickciul, kits tongues and sounds,
Codllsh, cheese. Oxford sausage, in tins:
Hnibius, in , j und boxes;
Raisins, in tins; currants in 4 &. ?lb Una
Picklo, in l gnl., Js gal., qt, & 5 gal kgs
Coin starch, tapioca, vermicelli,
.Macaroni, dried apples, prunes, plums,
pcutdifs and pears.
PI.OUR AND BREAD.
Golden (into extra family, Eldoiado,
Golden City, Graham, on't and corn meal
Medium bread, assorted crackers,
Gluger snaps, tally, saloon pilot bread,
Soda biscuits, rice aw collee,
Whale and spuim oil,
Speuu candles, 4s and Os.
All of the, above, will be sold at the
Ihxt Market Jlates,
Buyers are most lcspectfully Invited to
cull and examine our stock.
B0LLES & CO.
Just Eeceived ex Kalakaua,
ONE HUNDRED CASES
of superior quality, and for sale in quan
tities to suit, by
101 lw F. A. SCHAEFER & Co.
rpHANKFUL for that liberal patron
L ago which has been extended to
the umlcndgned, rendering it necessary
to enlarge his Printing Dep.iitnieut anil
move to more spacious quarters, ho
would rcspecllully inform the public of
lis change to
No. 6 Kaahumanu Street,
(Flitncr's old stand, and more rcceutly
occupied by Mr. MaxEckaitJ, adjoining
Theo. II. Davies' olllce, where all work
In the several branches of
News, Book & Job Printing
Will be attended to faithfully, und
In a style of uit infciior
The Bindery Department
At the Old Stand on Merchant street, has
leccnlly leeched additions of New Ma.
chlnery, forepeditionand peifectloii of
vv oik, "and Is wholly can led on by cx
pciicncid Foielgn Woiknien,
Perforating, Ruling, Paging,
Marbling, Gilding null Finishing,
Eccuicd In a manner eipuil to any olllce
ou the coast
17!Hm THOS. CI. THRUM.
rilEACHER OF ELOCUTION PrI.
X vain Lesson-, given,
Alteinoon and evening cIihscs, for girls,
hoy.-, and ladies.
A limited number of bo.uding pupils
will be lccelved. Application can bo
made at No 5 Kukiil siicet, fiom 10 to
1U a. in. 105 aw
riWO OFFICES TO LET. on tho sec-
ouil Hour of the building occupied
. Robertson &. Co 13!)
Elogantly Furnished Rooms
170R FAMILIES or SINGLE GEN.
J TLEMEN, with all the convenlen
echund comforts of a home, with
Use of Parlor.
Rooms nru largo and well ventilated.
Torme, Strictly Modorato,
Corner of Hotel and Alakeu slieo'ta.