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FltlDAY, NOV. 21, 1881
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THIS DAY'S DOINGS.
Regular Cnsli Sule, nt Sales Ilooni
of K. 1. Adams, nt 10 o'clock, mid
nt 12 noon, will IichoUI the celebrated
trotting horse, Maggie Magce,
Uuggy Harness, clc, etc.
Order of lied Men, nt 7 :.)().
PALAMA KICE PLANTATION.
' Ilieu cultuio is one of our leading
industries ; although it has excited
less tnlk than sugar growing, owing
ivobtilily to its being almost wholly
In the hiinds of Clilimnien. Our l ice
lands nro being much more rnpidly
'occupied nnd cultivnlcd thnn our
stlgnr lands ; for the reason thnt n
sugar pltuitation requires more capi
tal nnd n longer time to wait lor
roturns than a rice plantation.
During the last few years hundreds
of ncrcs of swamps and bogs, within
'n half dozen miles of Honolulu,
have been lcclaimcd nnd reduced to
'cultivation. "Where, in many places,
a short time ago, nothing but rank
bulrushes grew, beautiful rice fields
liolr bespeak the patient industry of
At Knpalama, less than one mile
f rotivthc city limits, may be seen an
instance of this pleasing transforma
tion. The Ewa road, immediately
beyond what is known as the second
bridge', passes over a causeway.
Each side of this causeway, not long
.siucp, was an unlravcrsable niarsh,
overgrown with bulrushes and other
.kinds of swamp vegetation. The
hind wns ccucrnllv regarded as
vnlnelcss, because of the
tlilficultV' nnd expense of
nnd draining. No one ever
.that there wns a fortune hidden in
jits deep, rich vegetable soil ; until
nn energetic Chinaman, named Mac
Slice, came along nnd secured .i
long lease, at a nominal rental.
Between four and live years ago
Jllae Slice commenced the laborious
,tasK of draining, clearing, and
planting; but, like many other good
men iii similar undei takings, ex
hausted his limited capital and his
credit, before realizing 11113' returns.
The lense and improvements were
'then transferred to a joint stock com
pany1, Known as Wong Leong & Co.
This company, having command of
requisite funds, prosecuted opera
tUrns' on a larger scalo than their
predecessor. In a surprisingly
short time the entire leasehold was
intersected with dykes, cleared of
rubbish, and prepared for cropping.
The bed of bulrushes now no longer
exists, but all the way from four or
five hundred yards above the causc
waj', right to the sen beach, there is
0110 magnificent Held of rice; and
this Held of rice, in some stage of
growth, from tho tender blade to the
full "rain in the husk, may be seen
nt almost any and every period of
the year ; for one crop follows ano
ther in quick succession.
, Tliis plantation comprises about
120 acres of extremely fertile land,
the soil being largely composed of
decomposed vegetation. Tho plow
ing of the land, preparatory to
cropping, is done by oxen nnd Chi
ncso buffaloes. The latter would be
used entirely were they procurable
in sulllcicnt numbers, and at a
moderate price; but Mr. Wong
Loong saj's that in China they cost
$2.j0 each, and caniiot be readily
got oven nt that figure. Preference
is given to them becauso they arc
capable of doing more work and
require a less number of drivers than
oxen. One of these sturdy little
creatures, with one man to drive
and hold the plow, can easily plow
au itcio of laud in xi day. It takes
four oxen with two men to do the
The planting is all done by hand.
Tho seed rice is ilrst sown very
thickly in small beds, and when the
young blades arc two or Ihrco weeks
old they nro transplanted In rows
twelve or fifteen inches apart, each
row consisting of little clumps of
diminutive stulks, tho clumps being
woven or eight inches from each
other; although to au ordinary
observer, a field of rice, with two or
three months' growth, has the
appearance of having bqcn sown
broadcast, like a field of wheal.
Water must be kept constantly
around the roots and bottom ends of
hVs(alks", until the grain is matured
npu .commences to, harden, when
the water is drained off and the soil
allowed to stiffen toinewhnt before
harvesting begins.; In n. little less
than Jive .months. 'from tho time of
phuitlngy, the' crop is ready for
gathering, -witliotit regard to
particular season of the year.
. The entire' harvesting operations
are performed by manual and animal
hibor. The rice is cut 'with sickles
nijd tied in bundles, similar to the
old' Htyl6 'of ' reaping nnd .sheafing
fvhent nuil ytljcv .vcrenw.
bundles nro carried by Chinamen
from all pnrts oflho 'Held to"" the
thrashing-floor, the ground being
too soft to admit the use of wheeled
vehicles. Thrashing is done, by the
primitive and tedious method in
voguo at the times of Moses and his
ancestors, that is, by the treading
of horses and cattle. The chaff is
then blown out of the grain by an
ordinary hand winnowing machine,
and the" paddy put into sacks ready
This plantation produces an aver
age yield of two tons of paddy per
acre, each crop, and as there arc
two crops in the year, the annual
average is four tons per acre. The
entlro work of the plantation, in
cluding plowing, planting, lending,
reaping, thrashing, and preparing
for nintkel, is done by thirty-live
At the present time harvesting
operations arc in process, and those
interested in such matt eis may go
and see fot themselves, fully assured
of polite attention and rcudy nn
swcis to nil inquiries, from Mr.
THE ORGAN RECITAL
On Tuesday night wns, in the opini
on of the audience, the best Mr.
Taylor has yet given. Wc were not
present at it ourselves, so we have
lind to spend some time in getting
the various opinions of the audience.
From what wc hear wc nro certain
that Mr. Taylor surpassed all his
previous efforts in producing a
pleasing nnd interesting1 programme,
lhich's Ave Maria, on tho organ
witli violin obligato, by Mr. Yarnd
ley, was specially mentioned as
good. Mrs. Hnuford and Mr. Atkin
son were both in excellent voice, and
gave unqualified satisfaction. Mr.
Wray Taylor's efforts to provide a
thoroughly musical and yet pleasant
entertainment once a month, is get
ting to bo better and better appreci
ated. This will be seen from the
fact that, though Tuesday night wns
stormy, still the Church was .well
The German baik Livingston ar
rived yesterday noon, after a fair
passage of 55 days from Hongkong.
She brings 770 tons of freight and
about 20 Chinese.
LOCAL AND GENERAL ITEMS.
Qcm: an epidemic of poetry seems
to have set in lately.
Somk of the boys scicnadcd the
Alaska on Wednesday night.
So far as is known yet in the race
between tho schooners Emma and
Ivauikeaouli, th'o Emma was ahead.
' Wi: hear that the boot-blacks have
raised their prices lately. Isn't there
some way of having a lixcd and
regular scale of charges adopted?
A no.vr in the harbor got slightly
burned and blackened through an
accidental explosion of lire-works on
Mi:sits. Dillingham & Co. have
just received a fine new line of door
mats in immense quantities. Just
the thing for this weather.
Qx Wednesday noon a gentleman
was riding up Fort street when his
horse slipped and fell in the mud.
The gentleman carried away con
siderable of the mud on his apparel.
A Novnt. sight was seen in Mer
chant street on Wednesday after
noon A hack was being driven
quietly along tho street and a young
pigeon was sitting peacefully on top.
J. T. Watcrhousc's Fort street
store, No. 10. has had its external
attractions added to by a very hand
some sign on a semi-cylinder, fast
ened on the makai side of the main
door, painted at their- establishment.
Tins time, owing to the dock
being otherwise occupied and other
matters, the Suez was much delayed
in getting out her cargo. Some con
signees were ycry wroth over it. The
delay was occasioned by the City of
Wi: understand that Capt. U.
Hempstead resigned tho command
of the Pole on Wednesday. It is
further btntcd that Capt. J no. Rice,
the brother-in-law of the Minister of
the Interior, has been appointed to
the vacant position.
Wi: have received from the Hoy's
Heading Room Association a pleas
ant memento of their first uuuual
dinner ii tho shape of a slice of
cake, for which wc thank them. As
a memento, however, It was not a
success, for it has already vanished,
but tho mcuipry will live on.
1 1 . 1 1--
Roaiis of laughter have from time
to time filled our office on Queen
street with a wild melody tliat even'
now 1111s our' cars. Tho cause of this
unusiuil eiwhhiitiU'ton U tho number
Jgf people who hnyc been to sco those
comfo pictures or a fireman's life,
previously referred to by is. S till
titcm yet: wo cordially invilo Ihcm
Wr. do not believe the report that
as soon as tho nihilists in 'Europe
heard that a new Crown was about
to ,be manufactured for foreign
parts, that a desperate Russian nihil
ist, perfectly infatuated with his,
trade) was detailed to aco' that the.
proper quantity of the real genuine
"blow 1110 to atoms Stuir" Was safely
introduced into the Crown.
Dntixo the whole of yestculay a
little crowd could be seen in front
of Messrs. Dillingham & Co.'s, inn
ilka window, admiring the splendid
specimens of plated ware displayed
therein. Amongst the most artistic
and beautiful tilings we saw were
the cake baskets and trays, and the
elegant jewel-cases, opening by
means of a novel arrangement of
AxoTiim: window decked out for
Christmas. Mr. Mclncrney is not
behind other cstnblislinients in get
ting his goods displayed for the np
proaching holiday season. Ho lias
one window specially filled -with
articles intended as Christmas pre
sents for ladies. Here you may find
nil thnt is ncccssnry for a souvenir;
beautiful satchels in plush and velvet
which, when opened, display the
finest triple extinct perfumes; all
sorts of toilet requisites in hand
some cases; celluloid goods, seal-
skin nags and purses, nnd ladies
satchels in all styles.
Tin: telephone line to Kainiuki
was repaired yesterday afternoon,
and now in working order again. '
Thursday, Nov. SUiil, nt 12 o'clock,
noon, to 3Ir. nnd 3Iis. Ciusan, n Son,
Auction Sales by E. P. Adams
Frh'ny; Nov, 24th, nt 10 n. m., '
at dales Room-, will bo
oil'ercd for sale,
Dry Goods, Clothing,
Undci.hlrt, DrnwvrM, Denim Shirts
Denim Pants, 500 pes. Blub Dunlins,
Kegs of S,ugnr, Medium Bread,
Sacks of Wheat, 80,000 C.iln Cigars.
Also, nt 12 noon, liy oider of 3f. L. Oui.
licrl, will be sold 1
Tho Trotting Maro, " Magglo Magco,"
This grey trotting ninrc is well known
in Honolulu. Shu wns sired by Captain
Stunfoid, alias l'mldy Jlngce; diuu liy
Hercules. Cm trot In 2:40. Perfectly
Buggy and Hsirncss,
In good order; 1 English middle inndc
In 1'nrU, with lloulili! bridle ami white
wuldlc cloth, nil niekle plate'd never
used. A No,
Grey Sadrtle IlorWc.
One Bedroom Set, nnd numerous other
12. P. Aiums, Auctioneer:
Friday, November 24th,
On account of departure ofIr. L. Cui
hert, Mr. E. l Ailiuns willell nt public
niietl.m, nt his Sales Ilooni, nt noon, on
Friday, Nov. 21th, the well known
Trotting Mare, Maggie Magee,
Splendid pedigree: good for breeding;
sired by dipt Stanford, uli.is Paddy Ma
gee, dnni by Hcreule-i. Can trot in 2.40.
Ounrauteo I perfectly hound. Also,
And Humes., in very good order. Abo,
1 EnglNli Saddle, innilo in Paris, with
one double bridle nnd 0110 white sad.
die cloth, nil uieklu plate.l and quite
new (never used). Alto, 0110
And vaiious other articles.
E.l'i Adams, Auctioneer.
AUCTION SALE? BY F. S. PRATT & Co.
T 8. ritATTi&'Co. will hold a sale
X of Furniture at their Rooms, Ilea,
vcr Block, Queen (street,
Qn Saturday, Nov. 25lli,
ntr10 n, in. Also
Twolvo dozen Choice Llvo Pigeons.
G.OOI) HARNESS MAKER.
Apply to W. E. FOSTER,
2.')2,:)t -12 Fort Street.
..Notice to Consignees.
J"jA- Consignees of goods per bark
wiyftv Livingston, from Hongkong,
yggSvill please, AT ONCE, imilfu
frtliclr (uitricti nt thu Custom
House, nnd pay. Height nl tio office 0
'II. UAOKFELD & Co,.
254 lit ill .!' 'AiM-iits.' I
pfo less tiimi llvo hoys nTiout 17
years old, vero drunk, acting dis
gracefully 'nnd using profano and
obscene lnnguago ,pn tha.wlinrf prior
to tho dcpai turo of the Makce. No
policcmnu was on the spot. . . ,
BSHPlain Sateens all colors, nt
Gins. J. Fishul's Lending Millinery
-, 1 , - -, , n ,-rr
IN aid of St. Louis College, will be
held in thu
MUSaC KALL, ' ;
November 37th, 1882:
Sule commence nl 2 p.m.
" Also, :i Grand Ltittul
on thu following day.
At the Armstvoirtv lYciuiMCP,
adjoining the residence of His E.eel.
lenoy Oov. Domini,
Commencing at 2 p. m.-
Do.i.itlims v. Ill bo'thankfully received
by thu ladles holding tables:
MHS. J. A. RODANET,
MISS M. WIDEMANN.
MIIS. II. MACKAllIiANi:, MllS. (I. WAM.Ell,
Miss Agnes Avlett will receive for the
AiImiHNlon to Jb'nlr, 50 cent.
,240 ' Children half price. lw
The Best Christmas Gifts !--
DIAS is CONSALES
,7 Offer Embroidery Work
of nil kinds (for ladies', children's and
At iratly ltertiircil. J'rlcos.
Call and examine, at 57 Hotel street.
nPHE person who took n STRAW HAT
X (by mistake) from tho Music Hall,
on the night of the Ball, will please ie
turn the. same to the Bum.utin Olllee,
and receive his own in return. 2.W
I'onltry For Snlel
TURKEYS, CHICKENS, is DUCKS
in iiuantlticH losiiit.
Telephone. 180 (Wilkinson's) " 233
Two good carpenters, ,
One llrsclnss (foreign) Cook,' aciius)
tomed to hotel wotk,
jTenmsters nnd express drivers,
Foreign nnd nntivo laborers,
Chines Hoys, generally ueful $10
to $12 per mouth.
CAVENAGH'S A6EN6Y, ''
2.')2 38 King street.
ILL be received nt the office of the
iiilflt'i'Itriind until nnrw. SAT.
URDAY, the 25tli of NovcmW. .1882.
for n lc;jc of ten years, fron .liftiiRf of
December, 1882, of the preinliji'rfiivMii'4
11011 vauey, neiongiii" to tUc'Cetntuof
Charles Long, deceased. Oilers of terms
of knM! may be innilo for theu premises
either ns n whole or separately, for one,
two or three of tho following divisions
of the same, I. c.:t.
1st The Homestead and Lot belong.'
ing thereto. . vV
2nd The Kttln Land, with the Bana
nas, nnd other improvements thereon.
UrdTho Knlo nnd Rico patches, with
her rice now grow lug in thcin.
Possession to bo given immediately.
Surveys nnd deeds ns. expense of lessee.
Rents payable seml-anuuiilly, hi nd.
Tlio undersigned reserves to hlmelf
the riglit to decline any or all tenders,
either for tho whole of tho premises, or
for any. or all of the separate lot's, as
For further particular. npplv to
F. A. SOIIAEFElt,
2io Admr. Estntu of Clins. Long.
Franklin Stove Coal !
In any quantity,
" IN OKNt'Al!) M)Y,e!
Jfa ' f WALLACE JAQKSON
Bhapa.. iho thorough e.pcrlcuc
-ggKK&L. ed horso brcnker,wlshe.s
yalhu public to know'thnt
ho Ls fully prcpnrcd,tq
take fhargo of stock, nnd jjuiiriiiitcof
to break them thoroilglil' oil lib?
Ranch, and attend carefully to feeding
and doctoring borne. Ho bus now in
his dim-go sucli celcbnitcd steeds n
Black Thorn and Other thoioughbrcds,
nnd has thu exclusive chnrgu o nil of
Mr. .Ins. Campbell's Btoek. J3cellenl
recommendations. Charges moderate.
CSPOrdorH left nt tho Pantheon Stables
will bopionijUly attended to. 259 ln
A Itnrc Chance.
hM.n ....11..1. .....1 ..1. ... TCttr
INITUltK nfll HClvSln rlu-nll.
illlir. loL'cllifir wltti Innsn of
Will selniiii fnrnltrirn w'nnrntn.
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ruriucr.piiriicuinrunt . , .1 .(' ,!
N ' r "'88 King Btieot. I
' CHRISTMAS 1
J. T. Waterhonse
Has specially Imported a largo quantity
, ot goods;
Suitablo for Presents'
for both old and young.
Beautiful Pictures In splendid fllll.framci,
Gilt Binekets nnd rticko,
WorK Bo.cs nnd Bnskcls,
Desks, )rcsslng Cases, Inkstands,
Glove and Handkerchief Boxes,
Book Slides, Satchels,
Smokers' Tables, "
.Christmas. Cards, wood and metal,
TOYS, DRUMS, GUNS, SWORDS,
Bows nnd Arrows, 81 Ton Cannon, , .
Papier Machc Card Trays,
From 5 cents to $25, drcsml is undrtfs'd
Doll's Trousseau?: and cyery requisite,
CompcndluniH, Star Rlngolqttc,
Triple Bowling, Balance Onm, Ac
05T Evcrythlngwlll be found to plen
thu most fastidious taste, nnd no
stocking need go cmptyfor
want of n present. '
No. 10 Fort Streei
' iryo'u'wnnttosee'llib '""
' . h , f ' ' , l ')l .' . M
1 Largest Stock of Leather1'
In the "Kingdom,
.'o to 4!4 queen Htreet.
If you want to sco
The BeBt Quality of leather
In tho Kingdom,
4o to 4 Queen Ntrct.
If you want to 1
Buy, leather at the Loweirt
i Prices in the Kingdom, t ,
- -Ua to 4 0.nren Btref
I ( iclf you wnnttoBuy the t
' BestQuality of Groceries
, . i Ill tho Kingdom, I . , , 1
! ' dio to 48 qncen Htw't.
If you want cVJ
' Mojre for .your 'Mo'neft,
1 than you can buy elsewhere in ..
- the Kingdom, 1
G-o to 42. Queen Si'i.
. 31. AV..3IcCHESNEY. &, BON.
I atice. '
DURING tho temporary absenro of
Mr. W. G. Irwin from this Klrigt"
dom, 3Ir. AV. 31. Qikkviiu will attend td
the business of our house. ' .
1 220 2m W3I. G. IRWIN & CO.
-oE3rTMB-o-, . ...
Millinery ;&lFancy Articles,
Received by every steamer.
Old Established Millinery Establishment,
181 103 Ffitl street. ly
, vor vim ruiiuo. .,! ,
OWNERS of Real Estate will always'
lluddt tothqir hdvniitageiloplnce
their houses nml lands In mj care for
disposal, 111 1 am the only ncknontalged
Reiil Estate Brol;er on the Islands t ,-r
'Agcrits and Plimters, nnd Kill other eft."
ployers of mcclianlcs nail laborers will
do well to notify me when vnennf lf oc
cur. Lenses, deeds, bonds, mortgagee, ami
all other legal paqers, drawn In proper
l)o()l(H nnd accounts kept;
Custom entries, '"'
Lottcrs and Engrossing done, '"
and generic ' business ofllbo work of
every description attended to'nnd alwns
"on tho most reasonable terms'
i ,vit 1 , i 'iM.rfii 'i 'iu ft v
JOSEPH E. WIPBMAN,
j - Ofllccr27 Merchant Street, Honolulu.
' 'Tclvpbouc 172, l'.'O, Dos, Ul'