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In the account of the voyage
made tip the Fly River in 1875 by
the Rev. S. M'Fnrlnnc, some in
teresting information is given re
specting the native tribes. At
one side of a village the part
observed a long row of turtle shells,
numbering between 40 and 50, lead
ing to a kind of arbour formed of
bamboos and branches of trees,
around which were figures represent
ing men in the act of spearing turtle.
Inside the arbour was placed the
skull of a man who had been famous
for spearing turtle, and to this skull
presents of food were taken, and the
natives -being invetetate smokers,
occasionally blew a puff of tobacco
smoke over the skull, under the im
pression that it was quite capable of
enjoying it. This turtle arbour was
a kind of temple built as an offering
to the spirit of the skull, who was
supposed to assist the natives in
getting plenty of turtle. At a
village which was met with before
the river was entered the people
were found to be very friendly
men, women, and children moving
about without fear ; but behind the
village the people were prepared
for war at a moment's notice, as
bundles of bows and arrows stood
ready for use. In the chief's house
which was about 150 feet long, with
out any partition, families appeared
to occupy portions of the interior
around fireplaces along each side of
the room. At one end of the house
that which the dhief reserved for
himself there was a bundle of
lower jawbones and a string of
human skulls. He possessed also a
small bundle of sticks, worn and
greasy, carefully tied up, indicating
the number of men he himself had
killed. Walking a couple of miles
inland from the river tne party came
upon a 14-acres plantation, well
fenced -with bamboo. The soil was of
a deep rich alluvial description, and
the surrounding country such as was
evidently under water during the
rainy season. The bamboo fences
wore a protection against wild pigs,
which were very plentiful. The
natives of the -Fly River were
described as very numerous and
At the mouth of the river there
were two large villages, some of the
houses being 300 or.-iOO feet long.
The people appeared to be intelligent,
and manifested great interest and
delight in 'all they saw and iitf-what
they received. But some of the tribes
in the river displayed their warlike
habits, and their desire to oppose
any encroachment by white men on
the territory of the natives, by
endavouring to attack Mr. M'
Farlane's part'. War-canoes, each
containing about 25 or 30 men, half
of whom were paddling whilst the
other half stood with bow and arrow
ready for action, made their appear
ance. All these warriors were dressed
in war costume, which consisted of
helmet, shield, and armlet, and in
borne instance ti plume of bird of
paradise feather; waving from the
helmet; and so expert were they
with the paddles that they could
propel their canoes at a rate which
would require a smart steamer to
exceed or equal. The natives were
not numerous along the river. They
were found in large numbers near
the coast, but not one was seen by
Mr. M'Farlane and his companions
during the last .00 miles of their
voyage. The author of "The Cruise
of'll. M. S. Challenger" described
the natives met at Humboldt Bay,
which is on ' the north coast of the
island, as having a dark brown skin,
and as being short in stature but
otherwise well tanned. Their hair is
woolly, and usually stained with a
red powder. Their foreheads are
good, eyebrows slightly contracted
noses broad and flat, and nostrils
wide and generally adorned with a
pair of boars' tusks. The ornaments
worn by' them are very numerous,
and they are fond of decorating
themselves with flowers and strong
scented plants. In what might be
considered full dress, with their faces
(To be Continued.)
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W. J. FAGEUKOOS.
No. 88 King Street, : : : Honolulu,
opposite J. T. Watcrhouse's.
Watches of all kinds repaired in a satlsfac.
tory manner, and at
Island orders attended to with prompt
ness, nnd all worK done by us guar
428 anteed to give satisfaction. Cm
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NEW DESIGNS, just received from
San Fnincisso. at Tub Daily Bui
JEWELER, (E OPTICIAN,
Dealer in Hawaiian Curiosities.
Store in the "Hawaiian Gazette" build!
44 ing, opposite the Bank.
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED a
lot of very line
And also, some
Very Fancy Ladies' Side Saddles.
845 A. S. Cleghorn & Co's.
A. GL ELLIS,
STOCK BROKER, will buy or sell
Plantation Stock, Bonds, and
Other Marketable Securities,
Attheir market value for cash.
215 Office with E. P. Adams. Auct'r.
F. HORN, Practical Confectioner,
Pastry Cook and Baker.
No. 71 Hotel st. Telephone 74.
J. LYONS, L. J. LEVEY.
LYONS & LEVEY,
Auctioneers and General
Beaver Block, Queen St., -' . - Honolulu.
Sales of Furniture, Stock, Real Estutc
nnd General Merchandise promptly at
Sole Agents for American and Euro
pcan merchandise. 318
No. 12 King st., near the Bridge.
All kinds of Ice Chests, Refrigerators,
Bath Tubs, &c., &c, made and repaired
at moderate charges. 3(55 ly
HobcrtLewern, (J. II. Cooke.
L EWERS & COOKE,
(successors to Lowers & Dickson,),
Importers and Dealers in Lumber and all
kinds ot Building Materials, Fort street,
Honolulu . 1
WILDER St CO.,
Dealers in Lumber, Paints,
Oils, Nails, Salt and Building Materials
of every kind, cor. Fort nnd Queen st:;.,
BROWN & PHILLIPS,
Practical Plumbeis, Gas Fitters
and Copper-smiths, No. 71 King St.,
Honolulu. EST" House ami Ship Job
Work promptly executed. 17
J No. 80 Fort street, Honolul,
Importer and Dealer in Gent's, Ladles'
and Children's boots, shoes and slippers.
LAWRENCE St FREETH,
Plans and Estimates furnished for works
of construction. Civil Engineering &
Surveying Office, cor. Halckauwila and
Kilauea sts., next door to Widcmann's
306 P. O. Box, 101. ly
G. H. ROBERTSON,
Drayman best teams
L'eleohone Nn, 05. 15
brewer & Company,
Gknekal Mercantile and
H"? HONOLULU IRON "WORKS,
' i "M3'"""' engines, sugar mills, boil
ers, coolers ; iron, brass and lead cast
ings; machinery of every description
made to order. Particular attention paid
to ship's black smithing. Job work exe
cuted at short notice. ' 1
No. C Quceu street, Fish Market,
Dealer in choicest
Beef, Veal, Mutton, FInli, Ac, Ac.
Family and Shipping Orders carefully
attended to. Live stock furnished to
vessels at short notice, and Vegetables
of all kinds supplied to' order. 340 ly
To be found at G. H. Robertson's,
office, Queen street. 334'
W. E. HERRICK
HAS 11EM0VED HIS
From 110 Fort street,
TO BETHEL STREET,
opposite the Bethel, next door to
Dnigle'smnohine shop and Brun's Fur
niture Factory, where he will continue
to supply his customers with nil kinds of
Wood and Ivory Turning.
Thankful for wast favors, he hopes for
a continuance of the same. 300 d
list of officers:
P. C. Jones, Jr. . . .President & Manager
J. O. Cakteh Treasurer & Secretary
Hon. C. R. Bishop. Hon. II. A. P. Cahteh
Geo. W. Macfarlanc. II. R. Macfarlaue.
G. W. MACJARLANE & Co.
IMPORTERS, COMMISSION MER
Fire-Proof Building, 52 Queen street,
Honolulu. H. I.
The Waikapu Sugar Plantation, Maui,
The Spencer Sugar Plantation, Hawaii,
The Ilccia Sugar Tlantation, Oahu,
Huclo Sugar Mill, Maui,
IIuclo Sugar Plantation, Maui,
Puuloa Sheep Ranch Co., Hawaii,
J. Fowler & Co. Steam Plow and Port
able Tramway "Works, Leeds,
Mirrlees, Watson & Go's Sugar Machin
Glasgow and Honolulu Line of Packets.
Clana Sprcckcls. Win. G. Irwin,
X7" G. IRWIN & COMPANY,
Y V Sugar Factors and Commission
Agents, Honolulu. 1
HHAOKFELD & COMPANY,
General Commission Agents,
Queen street, Honolulu. 1
AS. CLEGHORN & CO.
Importers and Commission
Merchants, dealers in General Merchan
dise, Queen and Kaahumanu sts., Hono
DIAS & GONSALVES,
No. 57 Hotel Sticct, Honolulu,
Importers and Dealers in Dry and Fancy
Goods, Inlaid Work, Embroidery,
aau o:c., ccc, arc.
JOHN T. WATERHOUSE,
Importer and Dealer in General
Merchandise, Queen st., Honolulu. 1
MS. -GRINBAUM St CO.,
Importers of General Mer
chandise and Commission Merchants,
MS. GRINBAUM St CO.,
124 California street, .
1 Sau Francisco, Cal.
BROWN & Co.,
Wholesale Wine and Spirit
Merchants, No. 14 Merchant st.,
FT. LENEHAN & CO.,
Importers and Commission
Merchants, Nuuanu St.," Honolulu. 1
S. N. Cabtlc. J. u. AtUerton.
CASTLE & COOKE,
Shimuncr and Commignlon
Merchants. Importers and Dealord in
General Merchandise, No. 80 King st.,
"VSTING "WO CHAN & CO.,
TT Importers and General Dealers
in English, American and Chinese Pro
visions, Plantation Tea and General
Supplies. Also, white nnd colored con
tract uiattiiur, all qualities and prices.
SST No. 22 Nuuanu Street, opposite
Mr, Afoug's. 81