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MONDAY, AUG. 13, 1883.
THIS DAY'S DOINGS.
Meeting Stock Exchange, nt 11.
Harmony Lodge, l.O.O.F.7:0
Algaroba Lodge, at7:!30.
? THE QRBENT!
l- (By Ottf &icclnl HcportcrO
The oilier night your special re
porter was in company with two
captains whom for the sake of dis
tinction wc shall call captains A.
and N. One of them is now retired
from active service but the other
still ploughs the waters of the briny
deep or as he himself puts it "takes
a dig up the channel occasionally."
The conversation turned on Honolulu
and its amusements and occupations.
Said captain A. as he drained the
dregs of his glass of lemon soda and
took another whiff at his Manilla
"You newspaper men never take a
tumble even though a house should
fall on you. You go writing up the
Chinese Theatre and its acrobats,
and the Hand concerts, and other
trifling little things, but you never
get hold of anything to interest the
public." "Yes, that's so," chimed
in Captain 2., "the papers areas
dull as the paint on a whaler after a
three years' cruise." "Well," said
your reporter, "how can wc help
that. Nothing ever happens here."
"Oh, give us a rest," said captain
A., "why don't you write up the
fashionable opium dive." "The
what ?" exclaimed jtmr special.
"The fashionable opium dive" re
peated the captain, "don't you
know anything about it, and you a
newspaper man ?" The scribe had
to confess this ignorance. "Well,"
suid captain A. , you come along to
morrow night and N. and I will take
you there and show you some of
Next night according to appoint
ment we three met and after supply
ing ourselves with the needful we
-started out. As I am not going to
supply your readers with information
as to how to get to the place I shall
skip this portion of my adventures
simply stating that the Hawaiian
name of the place is Ai nakanaka
olc It is at the end of a long lane
behind a high fence with but a small
gate opening on the interior and to
the ordinary observer would indi
cate that nothing of an unusual or
suspicious nature was going on be
Once however you have stooped
and passed the Rubicon of the small
gate the unusual cleanness of the
yard arrests your attention. Inside
the yard every speck of dirt or mud
is scrupulously removed. A wooden
pathway to the house is kept so
that, to use a common phrase you
might eat j'our dinner off of it.
The house was an ordinary frame
building with a verandah and the
usual stairs. At the door sat the
host smoking iv long pipe and on a
little tabic beside him stood a blank
book of Chinese paper. My com
panions accosted him as Ah Ming,
being apparently well acquainted
with him. They motioned to mc to
do as they did and put down a five-
dollar piece each. I did the same
and wc were each handed a' slip of
paper ufter he had inscribed some
characters on it. He pointed to the
door and we went inside. Here
nothing beyond the usual furniture
of a Hawaiian room was to ho seen
and wc went into ,thc back room.
Right in the centre of the room was
an open trapdoor and a staircase
leading down from it some where
underground. Down this my com
panions descended without a word.
I followed ; the way being easily
picked out by the light from aii oil
lamp suspended in the cavity in
which we found ourselves. From
this a narrow passage hung with
bilk led into a room having on each
bide two bamboo couches and on
each, a foreigner, asleep, under the
influence of opium. Passing along yet
further wc came to another room
furnished as before but empty.
Here my companions sal down aud
rang a bell for the attendant who
soon brought the requisites for an
opium smoke. After indulging in a
whiff of the peculiar enjoyment 1
looked around and saw that the
whole place was lilted up in gor
geous style. Rich silk hangings,
soft pillows, handsome carved work,
carpels mats, everything in elegant
style, that taste or comfort could
suggest. The noiseless attendant
Hitting about, the air heavy and
redolent with the odour of the
deadly drug, the dinrlight of the
lamp, all combined to give the place
an unearthly appearance.
After a while the two Captains
had got through their smoke and
were ready to go back and we re
turned the waj' wc came. Past the
sleek, oily celestial at the door like
a spider at the entrance of his web,
by many devious paths and laucs
back to the center of the town.
Here we separated and I retired to
write up for your readers an account
of something not hitherto written
aboutin Honolulu an opium dive for
Stnir Lchua brought :G bags of fcugar
and 100 sheep.
Stmr C It Bishop brought 1CG7 bags of
sugar, L'325 bags of paddy, and 2S hides
The Inter-island schooners arc mostly
getting cleaned and ready for the fall
grinding of sugar in September.
The W. H. Dimoud will commence
Schr Mary Poster bro't 250 bgs sugar
The captain(of the Bishop reports that
the stmr Jas. Makee could not go into
Kapaa, as the weather was too rough.
The Discovery expects to sail to.mor
row. The Emerald will probably sail this
Stmr Likelikc brought 532 bgs sugar,
51 head cattle, 1 horse, aud 111 pkges
Bark Elsinore, Capt Jenks, arrived
yesterday morning, Yi days from San
Bark Elsinore left San Francisco on
July 20th in company with bark Lady
Lampson. Had line weather acd mode
rate winds throughout. Anchored out
side at 8:30 p.m. on 11th. She brings
15 mules, 5 cows, 3 horses, 800 sacks of
flour, 317 bales hay, 1SU5 posts, 920
bndls shingles, 800 sks barley, 403 bags
biau, 113,800 bricks, 2 boats, 1 buggy.
Stmr Jas Makec brought 720 bags of
Bark Lady Lampson, Capt Bust, ar
rived yestcrdaj', 14 days 2 hours from
San Francisco. She brings 1 horse, 03a
sks Hour, 300 sks barley, 825 bales hay,
100 sks oats, 933 bndls shingles, 100,000
bricks, ets. She is consigned to C.
Brewer & Co.
LOCAL & CENERAL NEWS.
No cases were ou the Criminal Calcn
dar of the Police Court on Saturday.
Tjii: extent of secd-caue burnt the
week before last at Kealla was 33 acres.
Oi' the 323,500 now on deposit in the
Treasury 215,000 is in American gold.
Our readers arc requested to read the
new advertisement of the O. S. S. Co.
Wk have received the current member
of Ka Iloku o A'c Km and find It Is up to
Its usual excellent standard.
Tin: Algaroba Lodge I. O. G. T. will
give their annual Entertainment and
Social at the Y. M. C. A. Hall this
evening at 7:30 o'clock,
The public nr
That culvert on Fort St. was repaired
on Friday, the same day that wo drew
the Itoud Supervisor's attention to the
matter. Such prompt attention. to the
wishes of the residents there deserve
and call forth their hearty and united
thanks to him.
In reference to J. II. s letter one of
legal authorities in the
Islands states that the law has made
provision for-a debtor leaving this island
and going to Maul or Hawaii and leav
ing the islands from there. He can be
arrested for leaving tho district without
leaving bonds that his debts will bo
On Satuiday morning a serious acci-
dent happened to lit. J, S. Slowart for-
morly collector for this ofllce. Coming
into town from Kallhi ho was knocked
down by an cxpress-wngon containing
threo people near the bridge this side of
tho What Cheer House. Tho. shaft
struck him in tho buck, knocked him
down, and both wheels passed over his
body inllictlng were cuts aud bruises
nloutthc back mill lugs. When the dri
vcv of the express saw the mischief he
hml iloac he endeavoured to lepalr It at
far as lay in his power.
. m i
A very h.o hum rainbow Wii3 seer
above the hills to the N. Ron Saturdnj
Yesterday morning at half-past 3 an
express driven by a native man backed
over the ulnnf at which the Kilnuca
llou was lying. One passenger1 and the
driver were in it at the lime. Both were
rescued but the horse was di owned. The
expic-s was badly damaged.
About C:!30 p.m. jestorday a Chinese
cook (name unknown) had just dressed
himself after bathing in the falls above
School street, behind .Chief Justice
Judd's residence, when ho fell down and
died. His body was taken to the Sta
The 'Tiscrol Saturday makes some
lengthy remarks in reference to the loss
of a certain Doctor's baggage by its
being sent away on the Julia to the
South Seas. It concludes with certain
statements in regard to which wo may
ay that it has no ,ct been shown that
the Agents of the schooner were in
fault in any way. The baggage was
dumped down at their office with other
baggage intcr.de J lor 'the Julia. No
mark of its desti ration was affixed to it.
No notice was clam to them of what it
was. No receipt was asked of them or
given by them. Perhaps however thu
writer is still impelled to make in is
takes in his account of things as he did
LATE FOREIGN NEWS.
Capt. Webb's body was found
floating below the Falls. July 28.
Cholera is still in existence.
The French and Annamese bad a
battle July 28 French victorious.
The steamer Niagara was burnt off .
Florida ; all saved by another stea
mer coming up.
Two railroad accidents in the
States 19 lives lost.
THE NECESSARY FAITH.
Oh,, for the faith of the child in its
mother, believing her against the
words of the world. In proportion
to belief is strength. A child asked
her teacher, "Mibs Mary, the Bible
says he that hplieveth hath everlast
ing life, docs'nt it?" "Yes."
"You believe, don't you?" "Yes."
"Then you will have everlasting
life?" "I hope so." "Oh, I
thought it was a sure enough thing."
That teacher went home, and to her
God, and became armed for a cam
paign of victory. Dr. "Weaver,
Louisville, Ivy. JJetroit Free
CURIOSITIES OF JOURNALISM.
' Some amusing curiosities of
journalism arc related of the press
in India. Some time ago a native
paper of Ahnicdabad published one
of its issues on yellow paper. Its
readers were at a loss to account
for tho tiausforinatioi), when a week
afterward it came out on dark
green paper, with an editorial note
explaining the reason, which was
that their stock of ordinary white
paper had been exhausted. Con
sequently the proprietor was obliged
to use some coloured paper which
was intended for wrappers. Another
native journal in Guzerat disappear
ed from tho scene for two con
secutive weeks. On the third week
it appeared with an apologetic note,
stating that readers were not served
in consequence of the editor's sister
being ill. A third was in a similar
way temporarily eclipsed. In this
case the editor had to proceed to
Bombay as aj witness in a small
caiitio court case. Lately tho Sum
shar Bahadur of Ahmedabad had
hit upon the original idea of print
ing its first side, heading and all, on
the fourth page. It lias carried out
the singular programme consistently.
To read the paper you have to be
gin from the end and finish at the
beginning, Melbourne Bulletin
npWO FURNISHED ROOMS, with a
privato fairiily; 10 minutes from
Post Olllco. Garden and comfort'
able suiroundings. Tho looms arc spa.
cious anu louy anu well vjniilateu.
Particulars at tho Windsor Saloon,
King street. 478
ALL accouuts remaining UHsettlcd
for 8 months and over will bo
placed in the hands of a collector without
further notice. Interest of 1 por.nent
per month and expenses for collecting
will be added to the bills.
A. M. MELLIS,
471 lw 101 Fort street.
DURING MY ABSENCE from this
Kingdom, Mr. Geo. Engelharilt
will have chargo of my business, and
aoi ior me iinuer lull power ot attorney.
FOR S A 1,10,
A GOOD, roliable Sad.
dlo HORSE, warranted,
sound and quiet; tfold
for no fault. Price $125
Apply ut this office,
DILLINGHAM & CO.'S
BULLETIN OF NEW GOODS!
kj trv Jr
Suitable for Stock Ranches where water is required to bo raised from gulches
to pasture lauds for watering stock. Full particulars and estimates furnishedt
Refrigerators, Brooms of superior quality.
Magneso-Calcite Fire Proof Safes & Boxes
Lubricating Oils ol every description at lowest markel rales.
Rice Cloth, Patent Bag Holders just the thing for Rice and Sugar Mills;
Differential Pulley Blocks, Carriage Lamps.
JN"ew Goods constantly arriving.
Full lines of Plows and Agricultural Instruments,
Full assortment of Agate Iron Ware,
Illustrated Catalogues on application.
GRAND DISPLAY OF
FANCY AND DRY GOODS
A. M. Mollis',
NOW KEADY TO SHOW
the public the Finest and Best Selected
Stock ever exhibited in this Kingdom,
atastonishingly Low Prices. Read the
following, call and be convinced.
For want of space I quote but few of
the One Thousand Bargains now on
Pure Silk Moires, all shades $1 50
, worth 3 66
Pure Brocades, leading shades 0 GO
worth., 1 25
Fine Sntins 1 00
Fine Figured Sateens 0 50
worth 6 75
Calico choice patterns, 15 yards for 1 00
Tremendous Bargains in
Hosiery and Underwear.
Real Lisle Thread Hoe, all shades 0 50
Bal. Hose, silk clokged, f. f 0 35
Fancy col. hose, from 0 15
Ladies' Embr. Chemise 0 50
Ladie3 ' skirts, with ruilles &, tucks 1 00
Ladies' night gowns, good quality. 1 00
Also, an immense assortment of Lace
Goods, Fichus, Gloves, Mitts, &c.
A NEW PROCLAMATION
Real HlHtivLe JSrolcex,
Cntom IToiiHe Broker,
Employment .Apron t, and
General BusiuoHS Ageul,
Office, 27 Merchant street, - -' . Hawaiian Gazette Block.
By request, I have added to my business that of a CUSTOM HOUSE BROKER,
and will hereafter attend to making entries at the Custom House of goods through
Power of Attorney from merchants. Our business community will And this do.
partment a great source of convenience.
t3"The ONLY recognized Real Estate Broker in this Kingdom."a
Land and property for sale in all parts of Honolulu and the various Islands.
Houses to lease and rent in Honolulu and suburbs.
Rooms to rent, en suite or single, throughout Honolulu.
Books and Accounts kept. Bills collected. Legal papers of every description
drawn. Agent for Vickery's Monthly Fireside Magazine and Visitor, with
18 Ohromo3; subscription $1.25 per year. Agent for tho Best Lifo
Insurance Company in tho "World. '
Egruiiarges always moderate.
For the l,000,OOOf
ALL COLOBS -IVDD SIZES,
FOR SALE AT
A. W. RICHARDSON & Go's.,
TMo. OS Fort Street.
I if V n
Phaetons, Buggies, Wagons, &c.f &c,
Manufactured with all the latest improvements.
lilnelcHinltliliiB' te AVootl-wovlc ilono or evm-y tlcsorlptlon.
Having tho uvsv jikcuanics I am euablcd to do work
Cheaper and bettor than any other iimi in this city.
New work and Repairing done with complete satisfaction, or uo charge mode.
104 Fort Street.
IN GENT'S GOODS
I have a full line of
Fine unlaundcred shirts $1 00
Fine percale shirts from 1 00
Fine undershirts, from 0 25
Fancy half hose, from 0 15
Fancy half hose, full finish, from'.. 0 35
Fine brocaded suspenders, from... 2 50
Fine Byciclc shiits, from 1 00
Fine G. Silk handkerchiefs, from.. 0 .75
Fine G. Bathing suits, from 1 ?5
Fine Silk Alpaca Coats 3 50
Drill suits, for painters 1 25
A full assortment of Ties, Scarfs,
A NEW ADDITION !
I have also added to my establishment
a FIRST CLASS MILLINER, just ar.
rived from the Coast, who will trim
hats to order, and also wait upon the
wants of my customers in the Ladies
E2TTclephonc No. 172.
HAS JUST RECEIVED
A Supply of Mew Goods,
Coal, Iron, Onk, Ash, Spokes, Rims,
Felloes, Hubs, Shafts, &c, of the best quality,
Sold at the lowest prices.