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AVKDNKSDAY, KKHKUAHY 20, 188 1.
The Annexation of Samoa by Now
II appears thai (he Annexation Act ol'
this colony (says a New Zealand Journal)
has been fully discussed by the Parliament
and chiefs of Samoa, ami that they have
unanimously agreed to lake steps towards
obtaining annexation to New Zealand. The
Samoans have been particularly taken by
the largv sums voted in New Zealand
Parliament for education, for Native schools
and land courts, and being-a veiy intelligent
people, fully comprehended the amounts
ad purport of the expenditure in various
departments of the public service. The.
commur'cHtion forwarded from Samoa to
the Premier and Parliament of New Zeal-nd
says: "The members of the present
Samoan (lovernmcnt and other chief.s of
influence, not in the Government, have
aslced me to make the following proposition
to you: Will your Government pay the
expenses of the visit of a deputation of
Samoan chiefs to New Zealand, while there,
and the return back to Samoa ; the deputa
tion to consist of ten member and an
interpreter extra? They are willing, and
await this answer, to appoint a deputation
to visit you, consult you, and, if clear and
good to their mind, enter into a temporary
arrangement for annexation till further news
is obtained from the Home Government ; a
deputation also from your Government to
come back with them, and further the
scheme to fix it in all points.'" In a memo
randum accompanying it is said: "They
are willing- to go the full length of anything
so that they can get a check: on the
Germans from taking land never sold to
them, and a check on the consuls from
bullying them so often. They do not want
to be a Crown colony, but they desire to be
joined to a representative one," and the
statement goes so far as saying that should
the Home Government decline to sanction
action in the matter they are prepared
voluntarily to take action themselves, and
"declare themselves part and parcel of New
Zealand. There has never been a better
opportunity of transferring this group to
the -British than now. Tf not, France will
be here next year, as well as at the New
Hebrides. The la.st war vessel (French)
from Tahiti that was here told the people
that next year they will come and visit them
and do t'heni some good. The French
priests do not want France here, on account
of the ill-feeling between the Republic and
the priests. Every Catholic chief, Protest
ant chief, and wild chief of inlluence is for
joining New Zealand hoping, Avishing,
and praying for it, so as to get .settled in
mind and in Government. "A7". Z. llevahl.
A Severe Gale.
London, January 27. The wind blew a
hurricane all last night and much damage
was done in this city. Many persons were
injured. The glass roof of the Westminster
Aquarium was demolished during- the per
formance. A panic ensued and several
persons were hurt. A printing oilice in
JIaymarkct was unroofed and a boy killed.
Many vessels were wrecked and a large
number of lives lost. Telegraphic com
munication with the Continent' and also the
Atlantic cables were interrupted for several
hours. The storm also raged in Paris. Rail
way and telegraph communication was
broken in all directions and the wires were
prostrated. Much damage Avas done in the
suburbs and, many persons were injured in
the streets. An immense number of lamps
and windows were wrecked, trees Avere
uprooted and chimneys demolished.
The railway station at Elinswcll was
hurled across the track. Seven bodies were
washed ashore at llythe. The steamer
Frisin at Plymouth reports tremendous seas.
A bark was towed" into Dover Aviih her
masts literally torn out of her deck.
, During the performance at the Port St.
Martin Theater, in Paris, a panic was caused
by the sudden extinguishing of the gas
lights. Cries were raised of 'Turn on the
gas !" Tin slamming of doors by the wind
and the roar of the tempest drowned the
voices of the actors. Sara Iiernhardt's foot
Avas wounded by a fragment of a broken
Many boat.-, were swamped. The iron
chapel at Newcastle Avent down, and the
falling roof killed a woman and two children.
At Leeds the roof of a (hvclliiig collapsed,
killing one and injuring four of the occu
pants. The small train between Durham
and Darlington was twice stopped by the
gale. Shops on the Isle of Wight yerc
closed early. A lady was knocked down by
the Avind and had a leg broken At .No wry,
Jreland, many houses were unroofed, the
police barracks Avere made untenable and
the police compelled to take refuge, in the
Courthouse. The bark jTucomcs, Captain
Murphy, from Londonderry for Baltimore,
anchored in Lough Foyle. parted her cables
and Avas diiven to sea. It is feared the ves
sel and crew have been lost. Reports from
all parts of the kingdom agree that the gale
Avas unprecedented in severity. 8. F.
The Court, of Madagascar.
The English Court is so famous for its
rigorous observance of all the etiquette, of
mourning, that British subjects may con
gratulate themselves on the superiority of
their lot to that of the natives of Madagas
car. In that anything but favoured isle,
the people Avere forbidden for tAVo months,
after the death of the late Queen, to wear
hats, carry umbrellas, or paint their hair
to say nothing of an interdict on the trades
of building and weaving. And even these
rules appear to have been a relaxation of
ancient Malagasy customs. Of course, :
people whom ""Nature herself has dressed in
a " customary suit of solemn black1'' are
more put to it to express the outAvard visi
ble signs of woe than the fair-skinned chil
dren of the North, Avho get quite eutlicient
effect out of a bit of crape or a cloth hat
band. Just imagine the consternation of
society if on the death of a German grand
duke, male Britons Avere expected to abjure
the regulation "chimneypot" and the na
tional umbrella, Avhile their mothers, avIa'CS,
and sisters had to give up " tong exercise"1
and let doAvn their back hair. Life.
A Cruel Cumtom.
Next to the cruel check-rein, blinders are
one of the most useless and ugly append
ages of the horse-gear. They are not only
useless, but injurious to the eye-sight. The
London Lancet, which is acknoAvledged to be
the leading medical journal of the Avorld,
condemns the use of blinders in the strong
est terms. The argument used in favor of
blhidci", that horses are afraid of passing
carriages, is Aveak and unfounded. A horse
is not half as likely to be frightened if he
is allowed to see all that is goLig on, as he
is Avhen half-blinded. If alloAved to see
eA'ery thing, he becomes familiar Avith all
objects. If half-blinded, every stirring leaf
and paper excites a nervous horse, for the
reason that he gets no clear view of the ob
ject, and therefore magniiies all half-discerned
objects into spoolces. Besides, the
most beautiful feature of the horse is the
eye, and if not, hid from our gaze would
denote sickness, pain or pleasure. Many a
time Avould a driver spare the Avhip on see
ing the animal's imploring eye. The ugly,
disagreeable and useless blinders should be
condemned by evci-y intelligent horseman.
Men never use them on saddle horses Avhy
should they be used on carriage horses?
"Where one saddle horse is frightened a
hundred carriage horses run aAvay, showing
conclusively thot the blinder is a nuisance.
The Story of Chinese Gordon.
By A. Fjgmont Hake. Among modern
soldiers Major-General Gordon holds a
position quite unique, and the story of life
as narrated in this enthralling volume excels
all the iictions of all t,he romancists. For
"Chinese Gordon," as it is the fashion to
call him, has led an ideal life. A soldier in
all the highest qualities that make a soldier,
he cannot, however, be called a man of the
world. lie is no warrior of the clubs, no
darling of the club avukIoavs of St. James's
Street and Pall Mall. To him Conscience
and Duty seem to have been the twin Avatch
words. lie never misinterpreted the dictates
of the former, and he never shirked the
performance of the latter. His sendees in
commanding the ever-victorious army
against the Chinese rebels is one of t In
most stimulating chapters of modern history,
and is narrated in this volume with patient
fidelity and with graphic force. There may
be in the Avorld thoue Avho Avould 'laugh at
the notion of a general avIio led his soldiers
to A'iciory armed only Avith a thin cane. But
these are the same pemons who would see
no levity in the fact that the same man is at
present in Jerusalem, Avhere "he works at
his self-impo-,ed task, the reconstructive
survey half mystical, half scientific of
the Holy Sepulchre." To us the story
seems one of rare significance, and Ave can
congratulate Mr. Hake on the admirable
disposal which he has made of the facts in
'his possession. Life.
"This isn't a menagerie," sharply ob
served an irascible Avoinan to a man Avho
Avas trying to force his way through the
crowd at the door of a concert-room. "No,
1 suppose not," returned the man, "or they
wouldn't leave any of the animals here to
block up the entrance."
C. BREWER I CO.
Offer for Sale the Cargo of tho
LIST OF IMAMSE,
Light. Exptiss Wagon",
H Top Cairhigcs.
Com. Wood Cliulr-,
Fine Mobiles Shook",
lee Chests, Nos, 2, :j, mill fi.
Lobstei s, 111) ins ; Bcau, !)lb tns
Hay Gutters, Nos. 1 , 2, & 3.
Fall-bank's Scaler, No. 7,8,10&11H
CVntrilugal Lining, 1 1 ineh;
Comp. Nails, 1&, 1-1 1 inch.
Manila Coulac, Asoitcd:
U.ilvaui.L'd Pence Slaplcs-,
FARMERS SOlLBRSr 20 Al 25 GALLS,;
.Sisal Hope, Assoitcd,
Dump H.li'' ow--,
Y. METAL SUEATlimG
lis, 18, 20,22,21 and 20 ox.;
Hair Mattresses I
UiindsloiKN, Rubboi lloe,
Hide Poison, Barbed
AVire, Rclhu'd lion,
ANNEALED FENCE WIRE,
G.ihani.ed Seicwsaud Washots.
A NEW INVOICE OF
PACE'S PRIVATE STOCK
has just iii:i:n w.ciuvr.n
fi!)7 lm b Foit Street.
i:x i.ati: AiwiVAi.s,
A.S. CLEGHORN & CO.
Tin, Copner and Sheet Iron Worker,
Plumber, Gas Fitter, &c.
Stoves and Ranges
of all kinds.
Plumbers.' stock (mil metals,
House Furnishing Goods,
7? Chandeliers, Lamps, &c.
''pilE Untie lflgncd Piopilelor of tho
PIONEER SIM CAM FACTORY
deil res to Inform liU pations and Ihe puh
lie gcneially lhal notwithstanding the
ucent DISASTROUS FIRE, has erected
A NEW FACTORY and BAKERY,
On u liiueh nunc Extensive Scale which
is now In Fui.t. Ori'.iiAiios, nntl which
will he in complete woiking older liy an
Eaily Anlval of new Machinery and
Tools; and Is now again piepaied to
CHOICEST. PURE CANDIES
and Mill always have on hand his deli
cious Fi call Made
VANILLA CHOCOLATE CREAMS,
RICH NUQAT IN BARS,
SUGAR ROASTED ALMONDS,
CREAM CANDIES of gient vailety soit
Gum Drops, and Gum Fruit
Of nil decpiinilons. All those Home
Made Fieh and I'm e Confections, I fell
,il fill cuius PER POUND.
RICH WEDDING CAKE
Of the Finest Fhuor, in all sizes always
on hand and minvsientcd in the
most aitistic .style.
MIWOTE PIES !
always frc-h, as also
Home Made Mince Meat
foi salo at CO cents per pound.
A V ill laccivo per Consuelo the balance
ol my new machlnciy ol the newest do.
signs lormanufattuiiiiK all deciiptions
of plain Candies; tliaiiking the public
for pioUous liheinl patronage and so
Helling a continuance of same.
Piactieal Confectioner and l'astvy Cook.
Tin: oi.u stand. 71 Hotel street
1'. (). Ilo No. 7."i; -Telephone No. 7-1
YOU CAN OI.T Till: HUST IN TOWN 1'HOM
EC. J. WOLTE,
THE BEAVER SALOON,
AVIIBRH YOU MEET EVERYIJODY.
A Cup of Tea or Coffee!
j.L Ul Hotix'S,
and the risr.sT iikakds of
Fig.no, Flortlc Cuba,
Coney Island, etc., etc., etc
NOLTE. NOLTE. NOLTE
F. HORN, Practical Confectioiioi,
Pastry Cook and Iiukur.
No. 71 Uotul st. Tolephor." 7-1.
King Sticet, (Near Casllo& CooUe's)
P. A. DIAS
Hugs to inform Ihe public generally
lhal he has leceived it choice lot of
Ladies' Undei wear, Stockings, Muslins,
Silk, Satins, Kid Gloves, Worked,
Hihhons, Slippers, &c, &c,
CIIJXDIJEN'S DRESSES ,
Stockings, Socks. Shoes, etc.,
and a line nssoitment of
Gents and lioys Clothing
IIat, Hoots, Shoes, etc.,
All of which will he SOLD dlllUVEIt
than any other store in town.
Hills ol Lndlo);
It isliios Car's
Hook AVi rk
Ci i culms
Kinvh'l o j
TTn. ifftsmmgi . mmx,
&timi dimmmmj y$m
!VMK"TB3'!J?Sit3!9l Uf T rT,.;1.S
1). M. cnowi.r.v. ii. hastii:.
CROWLEY k CO.
78 King Street.
HAWirAGIllSERS 0? FUBMIIURS
IMPORTED and HAWAIIAN
Eleefant Coverings and Trimraingn,
"HOHTOX" -anti "CIlAI.Iia'.XUi: "
Not to he sui passed In
Durability, Comfort, and Price.
Several 1'ALOK SLTS fioin ?50 upwards
Any sized House furnislicd
On the installment IMan
Ladles Needle woik mounted and u)
hoKleied, 1 est u lied and covetetl In bcl
Slyle-A'l' LOWEST HATES.
Remember : 78 Kinjy Street
WILLIAM J. BRYSON,
And Sheet Iron AVoikcr. Tanks
mill Coolers made to oitlcr. Paitieular
attention jiaid to Repair Work. Oiders
left at K. Mooie's Mnchinc Shop, King
sticet, will he piomptly attciuletl to.
3AILY BHLLKTIN JOB PRINTING OFFICE
W A'lslling Cauls
AND EVERY DESCRIPTION OP
Plain and Ornamental Printing,
Executed with neatness and dispatch.
tK?i .V' i
APUUE. AVIIOLESOME. HE
According to the highest and best medi
Manufactory, : : : JTo. l.TLiliha Sir,
P. O. Box, 370. Telephone, 281.
B3?"A11 orders lecoive piompt attention.
Yes, and wc sell
As Ijoav sis Uie'Lowest I
and don't anybody forget it.
AVe soil New Bedfoid Rope, mid any
letailcr knows how it will hold out in
AVe nlbo have the motvaiied assoit.
kept by any house this side'of the Rocky
Mountains, shcIi as
Hemp and Manila Cordage, all slyes,
Artesian Wall Boring Ropes,
Manila Ilawsein, AViie Rope,
Cotton and Hemp Duck and Twine,
Galvanized Marine Hardwaie,
PAINTS AND OILS,
Puic Copper Sheathing, 14, 10 & 18 oz
Yellow Metal and Nails, 14 to 23 w.
Copper Paint (Tuir & AVonsin's)
AVhalc Boats, Boat Stocks,
Gal. Boat Nails, all kinds and sizes,
And 1001 other things too numerous
to mention Also, agents for
l'erry Djwh' Pain Miller,
Brand & Pieice's Bomb Guns and
Bomb Lances, &c, &c.,
All of Avliich wo Avill sell at tho
S!10 ly A. W. Pcirec & Vau
Ilorso Shoeing a specialty
A flrst-classman being specially engaged
for that work.
Ship and Wagon woik faithfully
Shop on tho Esplanade, op, Hopper's.'iOl
California Redwood Oomp'y,
OKlces, J'.'!) Gunge Sheet, Edinburgh.
California Bedwood Co.,
100 California Sheet, . . Sin Fiaucisco,
Euiekii, Trinidad, Hunibolilt Co,, C'al.
rpiIIS Coniptmy isiuepaied to contract
X for caigoes of Califoinia Redwood
to bo shipped dlieut fiom lheir(inills at
current market pi ices.
The Company will load ships, sent to
San Francisco or Humboldt Bay, or will
furnish cargoes, cost, height and Insur
ance. FALKNEH BELL & CO., Agents.
071 3m San Frnuuisco.
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