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Mil. JOSEPH STUAUT is authorized
to collect all accounts duo Tiim
IMU.y liui.i.Wiix, on and uftcr this date,
whose lccclpt for tlic same will bo sulll.
Daily Bum.ktix Office,
Honolulu, Feb. 10th, 1883.
4f i $'iu liii''i
MONDAY, FKn. 10, 1833.
THIS DAY'S DOINGS.
"State Hall, at the Palace.
Harmony Lodge, l.O.O.F. 7:00.
School system in south
Wc publish the following extract
from a pi ivntc letter received by n
gentleman here from a friend in
Adelaide, South Australia, believing
that it may have some interest for
our school teachers, as giving a little
insight into the school system in
vogue there: " l Model School ' is a
term applied by the Education De
partment to schools with tlncc dis
tinct divisions, having a Head Mas
ter for tlic boys, Head Mistress for
girls, and, ono for the infants. The
curse of our educational 83'stcm at
the present time is the examination
pait of it. Teachers have a portion
of their salaiy depending on tlie re
sult of the yearly test, consequently,
the one great aim appears to be to
satisfy the Inspector as far as possi
ble. The teachers have a ccitain
programme given them to woik
upon, and the Inspector examines
accordingly. Some of these exami
nations arc extremely, mechanical,
and a teacher who has been stufllng
his pupils for the.test and for this
alone will usually attain a fair per
centage. Each child, as far ns
practicable, is tested orally. Our
school got 81 per ccut. this year,
which is regarded ns high. The
school numbers about 1 ,000 pupils
100 boys, 300 girls, and the rest
belonging to the infant division.
The classes aic numbered from the
lowest, first, and so on up to the
fifth, which is the highest in our
schools. I have charge of the fourth
class, which consists of about 70
boys in regular attendance, between
the ages of eleven and fifteen. Ex
amination comes on next July, and
each of my boys, in order to pass,
will have (1) To read fluently, with
correct emphasis and modulation,
any average readable piece, and un
derstand the subject matter ; (2) To
wiitc a neat, plain hand, in correct
imitation of the copy; (3) To woik
correctly on the black-board im
promptu problems in arithmetic
propoition, "practice, weights and
measures, &c. ; (1) To answer ques
tions put by the examiner on the
outlines of the world : give particu
lars of the people, description of
country, products, peculiarities,
&c. j (5) To parse and analyze sen
tences, and give evidence of practi
cal knowledge of the rules of Syn
tax; (C) To write correctly a letter
or short essay. These subjects arc
compulsory, the teacher having no
discietion in the matter: everything
else left to the option of teacher and
pupils. A Royal commission has
lately been inquiring into the work
ing of our school hystcin, and it is
believed that changes will bo shortly
introduced." J. F.
Messrs. Dillingham & Co. adver
tise in our columns that they have
Home jewel-cases, household chests,
safes, &c, lined with the above fire
proof material. Desiring to see these
things, of which we have heard so
jnucli, wc went into their establish
ment, and explaining the object of
our visit were couiteou&ly shown tlic
articles referred to.
To the ordinary cyo tho different
the proof receptacles for valuables
do not give any indication of their
nature. The jewel enscs are, 1o all
outward appearance, just as liablo
to bo destroyed as others which do
not pretend it be fire-proof. But n
mote careful examination shows that
each lias n lining of some material
which we nro told is Mugneso
Cnlcitc. It is this lining which ren
ders thep fitc-proof. It U claimed
and the clninij wc think, - is suc
cessfully borne out by the numerous
testimonials received from eminent
business and lire insurance men in
the United States that this material
is u non-conductor of heal, and that,
although even the outside layer of it
bo charred by the intensest heat to
which it can be subjected, yet the
inside layer will not be hot. Many
practical tests of it have been made
in the United Stales, ami all were
successful. Messrs. Dillingham &
Co. informed us that a practical test
of , its safety would bo made
heio shortly of which due notice
would be given. One of the safes
will be placed in the centre of a
heap of firewood and more piled
over it. The whole .will then be
saturated with coal oil and set fire
to. The safe will bo allowed to re
main in that for over one hour.
In looking over a list of goods
lined with it we find almost every
thing is included even to parlor
shelves and cabinets, on which one
is inclined to put valuables, papers,
Took place on Saturday evening.
By 7 o'clock an observer from the
harbor could sco a line of twinkling
lights appearing all along tho top of
Punchbowl. Then tho Palace was
lit up. Every available space was
used to put a row of cresset-torches,
or red, white and blue lanterns. The
shape of these latter put a Hawaiian,
of our acquaintance, in mind of a
gin bottle. Then all the Fire De
partment houses were illuminated
the Chinese aud No. 2 looking es
In the town a few residences of
government officials had a row or two
of coloured lanterns in front of them
and tho prison was especially brilliant
A row of cressets had been placed at
intervals along the front and side
walls of the Palace. The gates were
opened and the people crowded in.
Almost everybody was there, look
ing round, at some one part of the
evening or another.
Inside standards with cressets ex
hibited various fancy designs, such
as stars, crosses, hearts, anchors,
true lovers' knots, &c. The best of
these was the ship in motion. Other
devices were crowns, masonic em
blems, men in cocked hats, etc.
Sockets were let off from Punch
bowl at rare intervals, and a few
from the Palace Grounds. Govern
ment building and the Kamchamcha
Statue were illuminated with the
little lanterns and cressets. After a
while fireworks such as Catherine
wheels, suns, rockets, Roman can
dles, flower-pots, etc. were let off
from a small frumcwoik in the rear
of the Palace. Most of these were
small compared with what was due
to such an occasion. However,
they caused the Ilawaiians great
amusement and delight. Four bal
loons were sent up. They were of
paper and inflated with hot air.
The first ascended well, but took
fire over the Palace. The next two
were lost to sight, and disappeared
after a long and graceful ascent
somewhere about over Palama. The
lust had a figure of a winged female
on it, and was surmounted by a
crown, but the weight of the latter
brought to the ground again. Absit
During the evening the Band play
ed some beautiful music. By 7:15
nil was over, and the crowd,
many of whom were drunk,
remained to hula. Some disgraceful
scenes of pushing and fighting were
indulged in both by Ilawaiians and
foreigncis, who ought to have known
Satuiihay, it.ui(uauy 17.
l' Smith, f.oloa, Kainon, drunks
forfeited bail 0 each. Kaikahai,
drunk fined 5 and 1 costs. Kao-
hiai, icmandcd from 10th, forfeited
bail $10, Iwaliannnu lcmandcd
from 11th, nol.2ivs.
Itujioiis were afloat on Saturday
that other chnnges weie to tako place
in tho Ministiy. AVc have not, as
yet, henul any continuation, of them.
The James Makco brought 2C0G
bags of sugar.
Tho Mccfoo brought COO bags of
Tho Kaala brought 50 bags of rice
and lllbbls of molasses.
The "Waimanalo brought 18bbls of
molasses, 312 bags of sugar, and 102
bags of lice.
Local & general items.
At ' tho auction on Saturday
Romping Girl brought $370.
C.vr-TAix Mat chant has had the
front of his shop embellished by a
now and ornamental sign board, the
woik of Mr. Stratcuicycr.
Ox Saturday morning tlic Street
scraper begnn again after a terribly
long interval. Queen Sticct was
selected as the starting point and
from Fort to Kaahumanu Sticct was
F. J. Hiouixx, of the Honolulu
Carriage Repository, advertises some
very fine can iages and wagons for
sale. "Wc advise those of our read
ers who aic in want of a nice one to
go and sec them.
A ciianoi: is proposed to be made
in tno finance uc nariiiicnt it a ccr-1
tain party can get bondsmen. Up to
alalc hour on Saturday wc had only
heard that lie had been unsuccessful
in his search. Since writing the
above wc learn that the change has
Wi: acknowledge, with thanks, the
receipt, on behalf of the office hands,
of a box of sodiiwater, ginger-ale,
etc., from Messts. Palmer & -Timelier.
Our assistants wish to ex
press their opinion that the aiticle is
of the fiist quality and flavor, and
wc believe them.
Wc were told yesterday that tho
cash takings of one express driver in
this town amounts to no less tlinu
$2400.75 for the six mouths ending
Junuary 31st. That amount did not
include the. debts owing to him. He
had driven two horses and used the
same express all the time.
Ix other countries wc have seen
and known boys who found great
sport in tying an empty can to a dog
or cat's tail. Here our boys seem to
be not quite so malicious for wc
were vastly amused to sec one of
them running along an unfiequcnted
street with an empty can lied to
Oxi: of the great defects of the
town is the lighting of the streets.
Never has it been more perceptible
than recently. Those unfortunates
who have been obliged to go otit.on
foot at night have had to wade
through mud or fall over obstruc
tions, owing to tho insufficient num
ber of lamps provided.
Wnr.x tho streets arc being re
made it would be well for the ques
tion of, foot-paths to be considered.
A tegular allowance should be made
from each thoroughfare for foot
paths on each side of the road, and
on this foot-paths drivers of vehicles
and1 horsemen should not be allowed
to infringe. This, if it were done,
would go far to allow pedestrians
fair ground to walk to and fro on
Ox Thursday night ono of the
boat boys and a marine from an
American vessel were on a drinking
bout together. "While walking along
the street the marine had opened his
clasp knife and had it in his hand
for some purpose or another. The
pair fell against ono another and the
native grasped tho kuifc in his hand
and severely cut it with the edge of
it. In view of moro dangerous
accidents than this, or even inten
tional acts occurring, it ought to bo
inndo a rule that bailors bo not al
lowed to biing their knives askoic
A now story is told of an cniinoiit
English dramatist. He was about
to read a new piece of his to the
company of the well, I will say a
theatre when, gravely rising from
his scat, and opening a black bag ho
carried, he walked round tho stage,
and placed a now pocket-haudkerchief
in the hands of each of tho actors
and actresses prcsout, simply, re
marking; "Pardon mo, but this is u
DILLINGHAM & CO.'S
BuLUTLM OF NEW GOODS !
Howc'm Standard Scales, endorsed by tho United States
Government. Scales for all purposes. Dormant
Warehouse Scales, &c, &c.
A now mid carefully selected assortment of
Clthudcllors, JnmpW, ami HauiteniH.
, Carriage Lamps of most approved American patterns.
Plows and Agricultural Impl'onts
The laigost variety to bo found
on tho Inlands.
OLOBULAR & STREET LAMPS,
WHITE LEAD & PAINTS.
Something for Everybody a new discovery,
The Magnoso-Calcito Fire Proof Safes,
Jewel Cues and Bond Cnsoa.
At n test of the fiio pi oof qualities of thcMagnoso-Cnlclto, held on the snnd'lot
near the City Hall, San Francisco, Nov. 27th, a pile ofabout a cord of pitch-pine
woDdwns prepared, and Jive gallons of tar pouied over it. A small Iron chest, with
a 1 inch lining of Mngncso calcitc wan plated in the centre of the pile and the
maSB set lire to. After the chest had been kept nt n red heat for nn hour, It was
tnkeii from the fire, cooled with water, and opened, and the contents, consisting of
papeis and ciiculm-i, wcie found in a perfect stato'of preservation, being not at all i
discjlorcd, only slightly warm, and having a trilling smell of smoke.
,W,c, thcundcrslgncd, were present at the above teM, nnd'saw the box opene'd,' '
and wc certify to the pcifect preservation of Its conlciits. Tho entire test was per
fcttly satisfactory to us. II. L. Down:, (of Dodge, Sweeney & Co.); C. II. Laton,
A public test ol tho quality of these goods will be made at an early date!
Reciprocity Relations Rather Revivifying
Bttwcenthc;ilawalian Islands and the United Stales, and ,''i"'
between the Hawaiian Islands and
J. EJ. "WIWEM.A.W,
Eeal Estate Broker, Employment Agent and General r
Offlec,';27 Merchant sticct,
The only lccognizcd Real Estate Broker in the Kingdom.
Lnnd and piopcily for wile in'albparts of Honolulu and the various Islands.
Homes to lcaso and lent hivIIouoiulu and suburbs.
Rooms to rcntcn suite or single, throughout Honolulu.
ENGINEER'nnd Practical Mechanic,
now in chaijje of one of tho largest
sugar mills of tho Kingdom, desires tri
niako n change with a view of ilndiug
pleasant urroundiiigs for, vifo and
young son (now in the U. S.) Best of
Honolulu and other inferences and tes
timonials. Address "Ekoineek," Daily
Bum.CTI.n- Olllce. 828 2w
THE public nro respectfully notified
that, owing to the bad condition of
tho roads, I will discontinue running
Wnikiki and Fulumu
For a few days, . ' 4
until tho roods are in i better state,
Due nollco'of this will be given.
CTTlio Nuuanu lino will Mill continue.
JUST JtECEIVED !
A LOT Ol' i
To bo sold vory cheap, at
a., ai. :jl ia l 3L, i h
JAMES RALON will attend-to jan'to
aud sick hoibes. Call atlilsbhop
oh Bethel blrcci, ou Brim's juejuluea, UQ7
Hawaiian Gazette Block'.''' ,
I WILL PAY tho above reward for!
tho recovery of the propeity and' tho,.
apprehension of-tho thief 'who stole my"
pocket' book and dress coat from tho
cabin.of the schooner , Dakota, on Mon
day night, the 12th,Jnstant
J. C, WENDT, "
?27 8t Master of Schr'Dakotn.
Notice. , -,
RESPECTABLE WOMAN, who-
understands children., is i.trnnd
nurse and seamstress, wishes a situation,
ill a private family Immediately."
Apply to J. E. Wiseman, '
825 lw General Business Agent.''
Syaixtci, , ','.;
ANYONE having a copy of J. W
Kauwahi's "Form Book" to dis
pose of, w ill find a purchaser by scndlne:
word to ' '"fl
808 tf J. W- RouKnTsox & Co,
A YOUNG GERMAN, lately return--ed
to these Islaads, wishes a situa
tion as Overseer, or possibly as Head"
0cr.sc.T on sonic Plantation. Has acted
in both rapacities for a number of years
and is prepared to give the be4l of refer,
ences. Speaks besides his ownlnngu.
age, English, Spanish aud Hawaiian.
Parties wishing to confer may please
call or address "A. M., German, care of
Honolulu, Feb. 13,'1883. 32tlw
A FEW GENTLEMEN can be accom..
inodntcd with Board at a private
House, in a icspectable neighborhood,
and within o minutes of tho Post Office.
For particulars apply at the Bum.ktin
Oflice. 310 im
STRANGERS will find a
at 118 Nuuanu Avenue. Rooms furnish,
ed single or suite, at moderate charges.
800 0m MRS. J. T. WHITE
For Sale, ' '
A FEW SHADES OF 8TOCK of ''
IColoa iitf(vr CWi dti if
Walaime 'Co.' -mm
, , WILLIAM O. SMITH.'' -
Feb. 14, 1883.' 824 8t
QNE( INPORTED purebred
18 months oh, .
For paiticulars apply to
t. A. DUDOIT, .
, . At JIacfarlano & Co's;, '
824 tf Kaahumanu st.
?te.RARTIES haying Clnims'
T-JOl 4JAMAUE TO U0OD8 iby
feany of tho vessels of tho
Oceanic S. S. Co's Line,
must fllo such claims previous toiho'
Killing of tho vessels from this port, or
they will ho debarred.
WM. G. IRWIN & Co.,
833 5tr Agents Oceanic 3. S, Upo.,
"fiX. I hereby give notice hint I
L-2?Ck Will ,,, Iwi .n.n. I1.I-. t I
,debls contiactcd by the crow
Of thu shin Gr'tlrafiurn wlilln
in this port. ' ' "U i
JAS. S. THEOBALD,
Master of ship Gettysburg,1
HopoluUi, Fob. 14th, 1883. 834 8t
E3sT A lino selection" of Ladies' 'Bhtin!
Coisets,can bo had at tlo' Honolulu
,W" Kmpoilmii of A. M... Mkmjs,'
IQi Fort Street, "jftl'l