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WKIMCEKDAY, FEBKUAKY 27, 1881.
What 1 Sjiav anil Hoard in Honolulu.
BY DAVID fillAHAM A DEE.
7Vow 77c Jtf public.
COMIM'KIl ritO.M Vr.bTr.UDAY.
"A thing of bounty is si joy foiovor!"
and this most striking- feature of Hawaiian
coast is a thing' of joy and beauty.
A stroll through tho crooked streets of
Honolulu has much more material and
realistic effect upon one than the romantic
aspect of its natural scenery upon the mind.
Here you have a glimpse of the populace,
pure and simple, the islander and iorcigner
alike, and the former is of the greater in
terest. The Hawaiian is a shapely, nut
brown fellow, when young, slim, athletic
and graceful ; of majestic stride, straight as
a sapling, with large, dark, emotional eyes,
a gentle manner and cheerful, confiding,
happy-go-lucky expression of face, lie is
the direct antipodes of the 'Frisco Hoodlum
a well-behaved, quiet, easy-going chap
in colored shirt, loose trousers and a straw
hat wreathed about with leaves and llowers,
the brighter the better for him. lie looks
out of place in a house or coat and seems
more in his element when in the water than
on dry land. Floating, diving, stemming
the waves, gaining a livelihood by gathering
the products of the deep (its sea-weed for
soup or jelly, its fish for baking or broil,
its shell-food for a roast) is mere child's
play to him ; and, after aquatic labors done
and a healthfully earned meal cooked and
eaten, his idly bashing in the comfortable
beam of the. sun t dry and digest is as im
proving an employment as his pi'mUive
habits and simple island-nature crave.
lie is a line fellow, " indeed ; a little too
much of a would-be-gentleman of leisure
for exacting toil ; a born aesthete in love and
song and dance (the luxury of sensation),
a rather high handsome being, sensuous,
indolent yet impulsive, a son of sea-girt
nature, a wit with a keen, shrewd, ready
sense of the incongruities and contradictions
of civilization, and ludicrous absurdities of
stereotyped missionaries and grotesque old
maids and dudes, together with a ienuine
relish of fun.
The Hawaiian lady is a voluptuous, good
hearted, sweet-tempered, tender-eyed,
merry-making creature (T had almost written
animal, the gods forgive me!) of a fascinat
ing form and most languishing, longing,
admiration-seeking, yet demure cast of
countenance, with enviable advantages of
physique (in thcway of teeth, eyes, hail1,
form and complexion, for the rich light
bro.wn skin with reddish lustre of lip and
cheek are by no means unbecoming or un
attractive, lam assured by other.s). She
has the ability as well as her sterner com
panion of discerning the laughable side of a
subject and cracking a sly joke thereat even
at the cost of creating an enemy of her own
sex and the Caucasian race thereby. She
must let Jly the little, sharp, pheasant-
. feathered shaft, not lacking in satire, to the
conscious chagrin and scowling indignation
of her vulnerable Yankeesister, who shrewdly
suspects that the other is entirely too attrac
tive to the staring gentleman who accom
panies herself upon her tour of island in
spection. But this is treading upon delicate
ground to the immaculate and invidious fair.
European education has greatly improved
and instructed the gentler sex of Hawaii, no
doubt; but it must be confessed that it has
signally failed to cure the exuberance of
' their spirits, or tame the impeaiosity of
their sentimen, or convert, them ' into
straightlaced prigs, they whose natures are
as boisterous as the bounding billows of
their sea-swept rocks. But as I have
already said, this is sailing too close to the
wind upon a very dangerous and uncertain
if inviting coast.
Honolulu, the capital, royal residence
and chief commercial city and seaport of
Hawaii, has a population of some twenty
thousand souls all told, and is the abode of
as select and'elegant a society as Washing
ton itself can boast of. Its business, too,
slnpping, mercantile, legal, is considerable
and increasing. This metropolis is on the
island of Oahu, which has an area of nearly
six hundred square miles. There are nine
islands and several islets of the Hawaiian
group, lying within two degrees)!' latitude,
the largest of them, containing some live
thousand square miles, having upon its
highest mountain (fourteen thousand feet
above sea-level) the famous volcano (one
of the grandest in the world) whose crater
is over thirty miles in circumference, a
boiling caldron of combustibles and chemi
cals, ever on the eternal fires.
"When the De Lessens Panama Canal is
open, this charming chain of islands must
become of enhanced if not immense consi
deration, posted as .they are in the. ve. y
middle of the Pacific, equidistant fiom .
China, California and Australia, and just
half-way between the Isthmus of Da'rien
and Japan and Corea in the direct course of
all American, European and Asiatic ships.
They will be the neccessary stopping place
(for coal, water, stores, refuge and general
outfitting) of half the commerce of the
known world. They may become, indeed,
within the bounds of common possibility, a
second Tyre in trade and might and wealth.
The Hawaiian Islands possess a constitu
tional government, and are a limited and
liberal monarchy not unlike Great Britain.
The King is elected by the local House of
Lords, -like an American President by
popular electors chosen by suffrage, but
has also, from heritage and national tradi
tion, certain or uncertain paternal preroga
tives or prescriptive powers which his alien
denizens and naturalized subjects are quite
jealous of his asserting, and which his
native people would be glad to have him
exercise as a regal right, both in their in
terest and his own. King Kalakaua, how
ever, is a wise and politics enough sovereign
to avoid an error in the direction of imperi
alism or undue autocracy. Like Louis
Philippe, he is a king by popular acclaim ;
and, unlike Louis Napoleon, he is too in
telligent to misuse or exceed his royal
authority. His only mistake is that of
allowing himself to be overruled and his
own excellent judgment to be warped by
tlKselfish counsel of influential monopolists,
the'short -sighted policy of superannuated
statesmen and the blind and biassed
antagonisms of brokendown politicians He
should know that his best advisers are those
who have industrial and commercial inter
ests at stake iu his island kingdom and who
largely help to pay the iaxes and bring out
side contributions to the royal treasury. On
the Avhole, however, the government is
moderate and temperate, and the executive
branch thereof intelligently administered.
ILnvaii has the foi Lime to have secured a
learned, firm, experienced and most respect
able Supreme Court Bench, consisting of
three judges (Chief Justice and Chancellor
Albert Francis Judd and Associate Justices
Lawrence McCully and Benjamin Hale
Austin) who possess all the powers of olliee
in law and equity incident and appei laming
to such high judicial functionaries in
England and the United States. They ad
vise the crown in international and legal
affairs, hear and decide nisi jmus causes
according to the statute law of the realm
and customary and judicial jurisdiction
therein existing- by common usage or formal
adoption, express or implied; and listen to
suits in equhy in eoni'oimLy -with the es
tablished chancery system of modern times,
decreeing final judgment by the accepted
axioms of both civil andcanon jurisprudence.
The bar of Honolulu is likewise able and
alert for business, astute in the principles
and versed to profundity, 1 was assured,, in
the practice and knowledge of precedents
belonging to Hawaiian k.w. Jt is numer
ously American, and at the head of the list
of advocates and chamber counsel justly
stands the name of Alfred S. Harwell, to
gether with those of Messrs. Davidson,
Hatch, Preston and other distinguished
legal brothers, doubtless, whom 1 had not
the honor to meet during my biief sojourn.
There is also an Attorney-General now
(Paul Neumann, late of California), who is
by viitue of'ofliee a member of the privy
council and special cabinet adviser in diplo
macy. The court-room of the supreme bench is
a magnificent chamber, well lighted and
with the royal arms, crown and insignia
appearing above the judges' seats and desk
in varied hues. A fine, complete law library
is in the same superb edifice, rich in English
and American authorities and repoi .s, and
I saw a recent number of the Albany Law
fourutd on the green-table there.
Of course Hawaii is a do jure, and ilcfado
kingdom, small as are its dimensions and
isolated as is the location of the group,
fu'ly as worthy of respect and recognition
as Great Britain herself; and 1 may add
that its islands are far better governed in
respect to law, justice and the rights of man
If George the Third had but been as en
lightened, 'humane and equitably-minded a
monarch as King Kalakaua, we would in
all probability have still been colonies of
Britain; and I, for one, do not believe that
George the Fourth was ever half so fine a
gentleman as this amiable, polished and
aristocratic-looking potentate who lends
dignity and respectability to his dainty if
diminutive island kingdom, away down in
the southern waters of the North Pacific.
The world has seen infinitely weaker rulers
and worse monarchs than the gentle and
to iin contjnuj:".
C. BREWER k GO.
Offor for Salo the Cargo of tho
Hpi'li Undesigned Piopiiolor of tho
LIST OF IERCHAMSE,
Light E.pr(3s Wagons,
E Top C.iniages.
D. St. CltOWI.T.Y. !t. 1IARTI1'.,
Com. Wood Chairs,
Fine Molasses Shook1,
Ice Chests, No?, 2, :i, ntul i,
Lobsters, llblns; Beaiis,31btns
Hay Cutters. Nos. 1. 2, & 3.
Kalrbank's Scale, Nos. 7,8,10 & 11J
(.VnlrirtiL'al Lining, 11 inch;
. Comp. Nails l.ifj, 1-11 Inch.
Manila Coidaa;o, Assorted:
Galvanized Fence Staples,
FAMES BQILSRS, 29 AND 25 GALLS,j
Sisal Hope, Asoi(cd,
Aim -' Shovels
Y. IETA SIIEATlIIaSTG
Hi, IS, '20, 22, 2-1 and 20 o..;
Hair iattresses I
Grindstones llttbbor Hose,
Hide Poison, Bulbed
Wile, Hellni'd Hon,
ANNEALED FENCE WIRE,
Galvanized Sciews and Washers.
A NEW INVOICE OF
PACE'S PRIVATE STOCK
has jusr ii:i:x m.cr.m:i
r97 lm b
i:x j.ATr: awuv.u.s,
TTi l$niiels, XVsli
H0HEE& SfEAH CANDY FACTORY
delics to inform his pations and llio pub
lie generally Hint notwithstanding Urn
recent mAtviKUU i'liir;, nnsciccicu
A NEW FACTORY anil BAKERY,
On a much more Intensive Scale which
Is now In Fuu, Ofi-.n.ViiON, nnd which
will be in complete wotkmg older by an
Early Ariivnl of new Machinery and
Tools; and is now ag.iin prepaicd to
CHOICEST PURE CANDIES
and will always have on bnud his deli
cious Fresh Made
VANILLA CHOCOLATE CREAMS,
moil NUQAT IN BARS,
.SUGAR ROASTED ALMONDS,
CREAM CANDIES of great vaikty soit
Gum Drops, and Gum Fruit
Of nil descriptions All tho'o Home
Made Fieh and PtiieConfectirns, I jell
at fit) rents l'EK POUND.
RICH WEDDING CAKE
Of the Finest Flavor, In all sbes always
on band and ornamented in the
most artistic ttyle.
always fiesli, as also
Home Made Mince Meat
lor sale at T.O cents per pound.
Will icech o per Consueln the balance
of my now niachlneiy of the newest de
signs lomiiinuriu tining all descriptions
of plain Uandiis; thanking the public
for proUoiislibeinl patronage nnd so
Helling a continuance of same.
l'laetic.il Confectioner and I'.ist'-y Cook.
Tin: oi.D hTAJin. 71 Hotel street
V. O. Uox No. 7fi;. . . .-Telephone No. 7-1
572 !lm .
COM TO LUNCH
You can or.T Tin: m:sr in town rmfu
BE. .J. W03L.rJ?E3?
THE BEAVER SALOON,
W1IEKE YOU MEET EVEKYIJODY.
A Cup of Tea or Coffee!
A.L -(VI 1 IIoiivn,
AND Till: riNKST JJKANDS OF
Figaro, Flor de Cuba,
Coney Island, etc., etc., etc
NOLTE. NOLTE. NOLTE
78 King Slrocf.
Pit ACTIO Ali
KAMAHURERS OP FURKITURE
IMPORTED and HAWAIIAN
ElcEjaut Coverings and Trimmings,
" IIOSTOX " mill ' ciiAiiLr.xur.
Xot to be sin passed in
Durability, Comfort, and Price.
Several 1'AT.OK SETS fiom $50 upwaids
Any sized Honso furnished
On the installment Plan
Lidice Needle work mound d and up
boKlered, lestiillVd and coveted in besit
Sivh AT LOWEST KATES.
Remember : 78 King: Street
WILLIAM J. BRYSON,
And Sheet lion Worker. Tanks
and Coolcis made to outer. .Vaiticular
attention paid to llcpalr Work. Oidera
left atlt. Mnoie's Machine Shop, King
street, vtiil be pininptly attended to.
A. S. CLEGIIOKN & CO.
Tin, Copuer and Sheet Iron Worker,
number, Gas Fitter, &c.
Stoves and Ranges
'of nil kinds.
Plumbers' btock and metals,
llouhe .Furnishing Goods,
T7 Chandeliers, Lamps, &c.
F. HORN, Practical Uoiifectionei,
Pastry Cook and linker.
No. 7L Hotel st. Toleplmi:'. 74.
DRY GOODS STORE
King Street, (Near Castle & Cooke's)
P. A. DIAS
llegs to infoiin the public generally
that he has leccived a choice lot of
Ladies' Underwear, Stockings, Muslins,
Silks, Satins, Kid GIove, Worsted,
Itibbons, Slippers, &c., &c,
SlorUlngs, Books Shoes, etc.,
and a line nssoiliiicnl of
Gouts ami Boys Clothing
Half, Boots, Shoes, etc..
All of which will be SOLI) CllEAPEll
than any other store in town.
BA1LYBULLETJN JOB PRINTING OFFICE
Hills of Lading
. 11M2B. KflaSSBa'7Ai?-'SjS
' :W'Mig?t3&wW $?0&
r v.- VihilingCmilr.
AND EVERY DESCRIPTION OF
Plain and Ornamental Printing,
Executed with neatness and dispatch
Al'UHE, AVIIOLESOME, 15 E
According to the highest and best medi-
i cal testimony.
Manufactory, : : : No. 13 Liliha StS
P. O. Hoy, 370. Telephone, 281.
Bgy-All orders receive pionipt attention.
Yes, and wc sell
.Aw LiO-v jik Llic LowchI I
and don't anybody forget it.
"We sell New Bedford Rope, and any
retailer knows how it will hold nut in
We also have the mot varied a3soit.
kept by any house this side of the Rocky
Mountains, such as
Hemp and Manila Cordage, all sizes,
Artesian Well Boring Ropes,
Manila Hawsers, Wiic Rope,
Cotton and Hemp Duck and Twine,
Galvanled Marine Hardware,
PAINTS AND OILS',
Pure Copper Sheathing, 14, 10 & 18 oz
Yellow Metal and Nails, 14 to 28 oz.
Copper Paint (Tavr & Wonsin's)
Wlmlo Boats, Boat Slocks,
Gul. Boat Nails, all kinds and sizes,
And 1001 other things too numerous
to mention Also, agents for
1'erry DuvIh' lnhi ItilU'i-,
Brand & Pierce's Bomb Guns and
Bomb Lances, &c, &c.,
All of which we will sell at tho
SflO ly A. W. 1'i'ii-cc & Co.
I It ..&V 7
Horso Shoeing a bpceialty
A llrst-chiss man being specially engnged
for that work.
Ship and Wagon work faithfully
Shop on the Esplanade, op. IIoppcr's.201
California Redwood Oorap'y,
Odlees, 123 George Slieet, Edinburgh.
California Redwood Co,,
40(1 California Slieet, . . San Francisco,
31 1 I-L.;
Eureka, Tilnldad, Humboldt Co., C'ul.
rpiIIS Company ispicpaied to contract
i for cargoes of California Redwood
to be bhipped diicut fiom their mills at
cm real niaiket prices.
The Company will load hlilp, bent to
San Fiauolfrco or Humboldt Bay, or will
fuinibh cargoes, cost, fieight and Insur.
FALKNER BELL & CO., Agents.
C74 Cm San Francisco.
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