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SUPPLEMENT TO THE DAILY BULLETIN.
HONOLULU, II. I., FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 1880.
A. A. M0NTAN0,
Corner Fort & King Sts.
Desires to inform his numerous friends
nnd the public generally that he has
Reduced the Prices
of Photographs, which for Style, Quality
and Finish cannot be excelled,
From Locket to Life Size
In every Style.
A splendid assortment of
in Silk, Satin, Plubh, Leather, &c., &c,
of the latest styles'. Also, a very largp
Including the Volcano, Lava Flows,
Sugar Mills and Plantations,
, , Groups of Hawniians, in ancient
and modern costumes.
No. 78 Fort Street;
403 ly Opposite E. 0. Hull & Son's
FOR SALE, a No. 2
Warehouse Feed Mill
Grinds from 5 to 10 tons per day.
Also, pulleys, belts, etc., all in good
order; can be run by steam or horse
power, just the article for a plantation.
HAY, OATS, CORN,
Wheat, Bran, Barley, Whole and
Ground, Mixed Feed, etc. -
AS CHEAP AS THE CHEAPEST
59 , LAINE Co., 34 Fort at.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron "Worker,
Plumber, Gas Fitter, &c.
t Stoves and . Banges
of all kinds. ;
Plumbers' stock and metals,
House Furnishing Goods,
,77 Chandeliers, Lamps, &c.
INSTRUCTIONS in Gymnastics .will
j be given to Ladies and Children
'Every SnLiii-ciay Mox'iiingj
From, 9 to 11 o'clock, jji addition to the
jEvcniug .Classes. , . 8. B. DOLE,
880 President Athletic Association
A NEW DEPARTURE !
No. 03 Hotel street,
Opposite International Hotel,
Between Nuuanu and Fort streets.
A GAUD TO THE PUBLIC.
K0HM & .RUPPRECHT
Beg to intimate to their friends and the
public generally, thnt they are now pre
pared to execute orders for
Plain and Decorative
Painting & Paperhanging
in the best and newest styles.
Oulcrs may be loft at hib residence,
no uu iiotci street, or by letter at r. u
Box, No. 411.
IN GENUINE STYLE.
the thorough experienc
ed korsc breaker, wishes
S ,-3v kVs the public to know that
111 lO 4U1IJ Sl l.(lllll LIS
take charge pf stock, and guarantees
to break them thoroughly on lis Hanch,
and ,attcnd carefuUy to feeding and
doctoring horses. He has now in his
charge such celebrated steeds ns Black
Thorn and other thoroughbreds, and has
the exclusive charge of all of Mr. James
Orders left at. the Pantheon Stables,
or at the mommoth stables on Mr. James
Campbell's property at Kapiolani Park,
will meet with promptness. 295 ly
' in r niffiiHinliT f'
r ENERAL BLACKSMITHS.
vX Horse Shoeing a specialty
A firsl-class man being specially engaged
for that work.
Ship and Wagon work faithfully
Shop on the Esplanade, pp. Hoppcr's.204
A TSfoTV JLot oir
Has arrived, wwhicli u sell at'thc lowest
price, in quantities to suit purchasers.
045 A. S. Cleghora & Co.
and bodies painted, they are in many
cases decorated with belts and
breastplates made of the bones of the
cassowary and the dog, and with
long streamers of pandumis leaf.
They wear bushy wigs, of frizzled
hair, dyed in various colours, brace
lets and armlets of woven grass, and
necklets of black seeds and dog's
teeth. Nearly every one is armed
with bow and arrows. The arrows
are variously byarbed, and some are
constructed as to break in the wound,
and remain there,
Something has at diffcrentr times
been said of1 the New Guinea
natives being cannibals; but a writer
over the signature of "C. S. F.." in
tho Sydney Mail of April 25, 1874,
argued that the evidence of canni
balism was by no means established.
Ho stated that everywhere tho
natives seemed to subsist chiefly on
oago; that they cultivated taro,
yams, plantains, and sugar-cane;
and that pigs were met with m every
village. The fact that these natives
were sago-eaters this lvriter consi
dered was most important to those
who-attempted colonisation inNew
Guinea. Mr. Octavius C. Stone, F.
R. G. S., in the account of his Nev
Guinea experiences,- forwarded to
the President of the Royalv Geo
graphical Society, described the
natives he had met with. The
members of each family, he slid,
possessed a plot of land as near as
possible tO( their home, and the
boundaries of this plot were clearly
defined and understood ,by, the
immediate ' neighbour, if' not" by
the entire village. Either the whole
or , part of this plot was neatly
fenced in, and planned, with bananas.
In tho neighbourhood of Port
Moresby the hillside was covered
with suoh plantations, and yams
and taro in limited quantities were
grown. All the villages of the
cosst tribes were built1 so low down
upon the beach that at high water
the sea flowed under the houses,
which were consequently built upon
piles set in the shingle, so that the
floors were form six to 10 feet
above. . .
These villages were at an average
distance apart of four miles, each
containing about GO houses, with six
inhabitants to each house. The in
land villages, Mr. Stone said, were
thinly scattered and not so large,
and many miles might be passed
without -seeing the sign of one. All
at once, however, several would be
suddenly seen on the surrounding
hilltops, or high up on the hillsides.
They were never in the vallej's. The
houses in these, hillside villnges faced
a common eeiitre, or were built in
rows facing one unothea, and leaving
an open space between, with the
chief's house at one end. None of
these tribes, he said, believed in a
God, though they had some idea of
a future state. Native money was
represented by articles of barter,
which differed in value among the
various tribes, depending upon their
appreciation of and requirements for
such commodities. Small red, beads
were universally prized, while the
value of blue and white ones was
poorly estimated. The red beads
and tobacco for most of the natives
are inveterate smokers, and cultivate
the tobacco plant constituted the
most convenient trade for general
purposes among some of the tribes.
Pearlshells were held in high estima
tion by the coast tribes, who work
them into ornaments, but the mount
aineers had no use for them.
Hatchets, nails, and looking-glasses
were sought after by ail. ' Salt was
an almost indispensable present to
take when travelling inland.
M. D'Albertis, in his trip up the
Fly River, found the natives in some
places very hostile ; but a few rifle
shots, judiciously fired without in
jury to any one, prevented any actual
attack. But that the natives can be
treacherous and can commit murder
was seen in tho incident which result
ed in the deatlv of Dr. James, who
went to Now Guinea, from Sydney,
in the Clieverty and remained there.
Dr. James with a small party, includ
ing Mr. Charles - Shongren, went in
a boat to the mainland opposite Yule '
Island, and just before dajdight one
morning saw two canoes full of na
tives approaching, the-boat.' 'Thinking
they were merely coming to trade' no
precautions against attack were
taken ; but while Dr. James and his
associate, Mr. Shongren, were en
gaged !in trading with the canoes, one
of the natives suddenly ! struck
Shongren with a .club, or speared
him, and he fell overboard and sank.
Dr. James also was struck," but' re
covering' partly froiri the effects of
the blow, lie drew his revolver and
shot a chief deadi Immediately
afterwards he was speared through
the neck and killed. M. D'Albertis
describes in one of his1 letters from
New Guinea a native burial-place.
It was situated a short distance
from the village, and close to the
beach. On tho graves a quantity of
provisions were placed, ' these pro
visions consisting of bananas and
cocoanuts, and there were also an
old bow and some arrows. A strong
fence1 hud been erected round the
graves to protect them from intru
sion. The natives far west also
follow the custom of placing pro
visions $ind arms on the graves 'of
the dead. "When mourning 'for the
dead the natives in the enstcru' por
tion of the island paint tho whole