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SATURDAY, SKIM'. IJ. 1881.
THIS EVENING'S DOINGS.
.Meeting IIom On. No. 1, at 7:."10
Drawing Class, Y. M. C. A. 7:oU
Gospel Temperance Meeting at
Hpthcl, at 7:;i0.
Casino at the Talk, open all day.
lscthel bunituy hehool, at H:li.
Fort St. Church S. S. at!l:lf.
St. Andrew's Cathedral S. 8. 10.
Rethcl, Serviee. morning and
St. Andrews' Cathedral, service,
morning and evening.
Fort St. Church, service, morning
Prayer Meeting Y. .M. ('. A..
3 :l 150 p.m.
Bible Class at Fori St. Church
Vestry, at C:l.'
The Advertiser evidently considers
thai there is not room enough in this
city for itself and the Fort Street
Church. It made another wild
onslaught yesterday morning upon a
portion of the membership of that
organization, which it holds respon
sible for the preference that has been
shown in legislation and elsewhere
for Japanese over Portuguese immi
gration. Yesterday the IIim.ixtin
representative called at the olllccs of
several business men, intcicsted in
plantations and otherwise, including
two or three members and adherents
of the church in question, to ascer
tain their ical view, of the two
sources of our labor supply men
tioned. The first, a leading mer
chant but not a planter, who belonged
to that church, had never heard the
subject mooted in church circles.
About all he knew to account for the
preference of Japanese was that the
Portuguese were more slovenly and
not so adaptable to domestic service.
He spoke in terras of contempt of
the efforts of the Advertiser to as
sociate Fort Street Church with
partisan warfare, and said he only
, knew one member of the Opposition
in the Legislature who 'belonged to
that body. That paper's reference
to the non-progressive character of
the Japanese was in his opinion
absurd, in view of the great stijdes
Japan has made of late years, and
her increasing disposition to frater
nize with and learn of more ad
vanced nations. The next olllec visited
was that of a leading planting firm,
and in the absence of the head the
confidential clerk, who is fully in
formed and moreover a leading
member of Fort Street Church, gave
as the icason for the preference that
the Japanese were more economical
and had been wanted before Portu
guese immigration was , ever con
sidered, and it was an agreeable sur
prise to the country to find out that,
the Japanese could be obtained, fie
added that if it was a question of
religion, he for one would prefer
Roman Catholics to Pagans. The
Hon. Mr. Hishop said ho attended
Fort Street Church although not u
member, and he was sure its in
fluence had never been exerted on
one Bide or the other. 1 le had heard
the religious objection to the Portu
guese raised outside of church circles
altogether, but it had nothing to do,
so far as he knew, with the action
. taken in the Legislature. Japanese
were prefcired because of the greater
expense of the Portuguese, chiefly
on account of the large families they
brought with them. Other things
equal the Portuguese would be the
more desirable, ho thought, because
.tlicy would be kept in order
by their clergy. The Honorable
Judge Widciitsuiti, upon being naked
for his views, lcplicd that the Japan
ese wore pi efcued by the planters
because they wcie easier dealt with,
llelug told what the Advertiser had
!nm he said with a laugh, " I'm
sure I do not object to the Portu
guese, on religious grounds, for I am
a Catholic myself." lie and the
Hon. Dr. Smith, who was with him,
confirmed the statements of others
that the Japanese were in view be
foie the Portuguese were thought of.
The olllccs of other gentlemen,
planters and legislators, were visited,
but the proprietors were absent.
However, a sulllcient variety of
authoritative opinion is given above
to entirely refute the Advertiser'
absurd attack upon one of the lead
ing Christian congregations in the
It lias given us great pleasure these
few days to have received several
letters upon matters bearing upon
the welfare of both town and coun
try people. Wc hope to have our
correspondence column well occupied
with similar communications at all
limes, as discussion of the public
wants is one of the first essentials to
their being speedily and properly
The discussion of Coffee Rooms
had the immediate result of making
more public than it otherwise would
have been the fact that very cheap
lunches were about to bo provided
under the auspices of the Y. M. C.
A., and it is to be hoped will lead to
the institution of a larger enterprise
in the same direction.
The request for instructions as to
how to make the best use of small
homestead plots, prpfenedby "Per
plexed" yesterday, introduces a
matter of great importance to a very
large class. Jf Mr. Jaeger has the
time, we feel sure he could assist our
correspondent and man in like posi
tion, out of his valuable stores of
knowledge perfected by experience.
Items from the experience of others
will also be gladly received and pub
lished. "Avenue" lias advocated more
tices along our streets, and to a
large extent, we agree with him.
There an two serious obstacles in
the way, however one the narrow
ness of the streets and sidewalks,
and the other the establishment of a
row of telephone poles thickly strung
with wires on each side of nearly all
the streets. Shade trees are usually
planted on the outer edge of the
sidewalk, but there is no chance here
for such an arrangement on account
of the priority of possession held by
the telephone companies. Upon
some of the streets, too, it would be
a choice of evils between absence of
shade and the obstruction of the too
narrow sidewalks. Again, the vista
on some streets formed by trees on
the outside of the sidewalk would be
too narrow for the most pleasing
perspective. In view of the above
considerations wc wouW suggest a
new departure, namely, the planting
of shade trees on the inside of the
walks, which would give equal shade
to the pedestrian and present less
obstruction than the other arrange
ment. Who has not experienced the
annoyance of small parties or throngs
meeting on sidewalks, when those
on the outside had to not only step
off the walk but go round the trunks
of trees or telephone poles?' It
breaks the thread of companionable
discourse and soon makes the strol
lers weary of their walk-. With
clean sticcts and a proper junction
between carriage way and sidewalk,
and trees relegated to the inside of
the walk, such inconvenience would
be reduced to the minimum. The
proposal would not suit exclusively
business streets, where the buildings
conic close to tlifc street line, but
upon such awnings would give n
more satisfactory shade than trees,
as the latter, in a more than very
rare disposition, would be a serious
obstruction. Perhaps upon some of
our suburban thoroughfares private
owners would be glad to allow shade
trees to be planted on the margins
ot their property so that their foliage
would overhang the sidewalks. In
many places the walks are already
shaded satisfactorily by private trees.
As to telephone poles, we hope that
experience here and abioad may
justify the next Legislature in order
ing them out of the way and the
To-dny a thoughtful and harassed
housewife makes a suggestion for
the establishment of a green mitikct,
which it is to be hoped may Induce
somu enterprising spirits to give us
In reply to "Kaiuaaina" wu can
onlv sav that wc shall always be
most happy to record improvements
wrought h, the Koad Supervisor,
and have never wilfully withheld
any of the large amount of credit
due lilin. In this connection it is
only fair to slate that Mr. Hart has
disclaimed having macadamized any
roads in the manner criticized by us
the other day. Roads have been
repaired with coarse stone and a
covering of lighter material, but he
never professed to call that Maca
"Some One" gives the valuable
information how to make a cheap
ice chesl a great desideratum this
CorrcKiionilcncc is solicited on the lop
ic of the ilny, or what may become so.
Wc reserve the right to excise purely
Wc do not hold ourselves responsible
for the opinions expressed by our cor-1('-i)ihIcmK
A WOMAN'S WANT.
I-'iiitoii Iliri.i.irns : I am only a
woman and, therefore, it may per
haps be objected that I shouldn't
bother men's heads about vegeta
bles, or such trilling matters con
nected with my sphere in life, when
they wish to take all their time in
discussing the King or the dull times
for business men, but I appeal to
your gallantry to let me have a little
space in the matter of getting my
husband a nice dinner when he
conies home from his business.
He doesn't allow me enough
money for the house-keeping to per
mit me going down and purchasing
fresh vegetables and fish when they
come in on the steamers, as I can't
afford the prices charged, so I have
to put up with what I can get from
Now I ask you. Mr. Fditor, or,
rather, I would prefer to ask your
wife, if it is fair to expect a woman
to get up a good dinners every day,
and have no two dinner alike during
the week, with the little variety of
material sold in the market or
brought round by John iu his bas
kets. Why, oh, why, doen't some
one take pity on a poor woman and
open a nice clean store for fish,
poultry, vegetables and fruits,
where one could go and select the
materials of a good meal from his
stock, and why doesn't some enter
prising white gardener try to raise
the peas, asparagus, kale, Kohl
Rabi, sorrel &e., that one could get
in San Francisco. Mr. Editor, will
you please try to do something to
A Puzzu:i) Wirt:.
A HOME-MADE ICE CHEST.
EiH'ioit Ui'u.r.Tix: In reading
over an old paper the other day, I
dropped across a simple method of
making a cheap ice chest. As ice
chests arc almost, if not quite, a
necessity in this climate, I thought
it might be of value to some of your
readers if I were to describe the
modus operandi: Take an ordinary
box, such as is used for packing
groceries in. and of such a size as
will conveniently hold the quantity
of ice and household provisions that
you require to keep in it. Cover the
outside and the bottom with layers
of newspapers, tightly nailed on
say to or h inch in thickness. Out
side of this again nail boards so as
to form it complete casing for your
chest. When this is done cither line
your box with zinc yourself, or get a
tinsmith to do it for you. Then take
a smaller box, large enough to hold
the ice you wish to keep, and have
it lined with zinc also. Suspend it
over the centre of your chest, about
an inch and a half below the rim, by
means of wooden supports nailed to
the sides of the chest. Fix at each
side of your chest small rough grat
ings to hold dishes, &c, leaving an
open space under the small ice box,
and between it and the bottom of the
chest, where you will place the arti
cles requiring the greatest amount
of cold. Next, have an escape pipe
put iu, leading from the bottom of
your ice box through the bottom of
the chest. This will allow tho waste
water to run away and permit of
ventilation. The lid of the chest
should lit tightly, and be lined witli
zinc, and protected by a layer of
paper as already described.
It was staled that such ohcU had
given perfect satisfaction, the lightly
packed layer of paper being as satis
factory a uou-coiiduclor of heat as a
layer of charcoal of much greater
thickness. I hope that this may be
of use to So.mioni ,
F,iinou Iti'M.t.TiN : I am an old
resident iu this country and I have a
pretty fair recollection of the condi
tion of the roads and streets during
my icsidcnce here, and I must say
that at no time have lliey been, ns a
whole, in better condition than at
I haven't any idea myself as to
how roads should or should not bo
made. I can only tell when the road
is made whether it is good or bad,
and my experience in this leads me
to believe that many of those who
now carp so frequently at our hard
working Road Supervisor wouldn't
do any better if they had the man
agement of the business themselves.
There are many things to contend
against and many obstacles iu the
way of doing every tiling Hint requires
attention, chictly want of money. I
think that you would be doing
gi eater service if you would point
out what is being done, as well as
call attention so often to what is left
undone. In the latter ease it might
be well to make a personal investiga
tion and find out the reasons why
the work is not attended to.
SUICIDE AT KAHULUI.
The S.S. Likelike, which arrived
this morning, brought the news that
Mr. Marcellus E. Newton, Port Sur
veyor and Guard at the port of Ka
hului, committed suicide on Wednes
day last by shooting himself in the
head. An inquest was held, full
particulars of which arc given below.
The deceased came to these islands
about fifteen years ago. He was one
of a party of twenty Californians
brought out by the late Capt. Makee.
The deceased was a native of Marl
boro, Mass., II years of age, a car
penter by trade, and leaves a wife
and three children to whom lie was
deeply attached, lie was very
highly respected, and left a good
record wherever known. The inquest
was held at Kahului on AVednesday
the .'(dinst., before Thos.AV. Everett,
Coroner. The following named
jurymen were duly sworn, K. II.
Plate, C. E. Coville, Jas Taylor,
Thos McGillin, W. J. Lowrie, Jas
Ilanlon. K. II. Itailcy, sworn, stated,
1 knew M. E. Newton when alive.
Last saw him alive about 8 o'clock
his morning. I saw him mortally
wounded about 11.30 a. m. A
native came and called me, saying:
you had better come over to M. E.
Newton's house, as there was
trouble. 1 went over immediately
and met Mrs. Newton and her sister
at the front door. Mrs. Newton
said to me, Oh! my husband has
just killed himself. I asked, where
is he? and she pointed through
the back door of the parlor. I went
in there and found him lying in the
pantry stretched on his back, his
hands folded over his body, and a
pistol lying on the floor by his right
side. There was a fearful wound in
his forehead. Ho was apparently
dying. I put my hand on his heart
which was just fluttering. I laid my
hand on the pistol, it was warm and
one chamber discharged. It was a
five barellcd Smith & Wesson re
volver. I then sent for Thos. W.
Dr. F. Ji. Sutliff stated, I am a
physician and surgeon. I examined
the body of M. E. Newton. I think
the cause of his death is a wound in
the forehead and the destruction of
brain tissue resulting therefrom. I
believe the wound the result of a
pistol ball. I saw a pistol lying by
his side, in a position us if it had
fallen from his right hand. Thero
was one chamber empty. He was
dead when I arrived.
W. F. Mossman slated, I was
acquainted with deceased. Last saw
him alive a little after 10 o'clock.
Noxt I saw him at his house, mort
ally wounded and dying ; this was
between 11 and 12 o'clock this fore
noon. I saw him lying, his head
toward the window and his feet
toward the door. There was a dreadful
wound iu liis forehead. I saw a
pistol by his right side, and his
hands were crossed over his chest..
He was gasping. I remained until
Mr, Everett and the Doctor arrived,.
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Mr. Newton was I'oit Surveyor and
Guard at the pml of Knhulul. He
leaves a wife and tluec young child
ren. About two weeks ago he gave
mo a lot of information regarding
opium. His mind seemed lo be
affected, but was sound on any other
subject. He used to imagine that I
had a number of detectives after him
watching all the time. Last week
he demanded hi resignation should
he accepted. Yestcrda he said
ho had found out, it was not
the police or custom authorities who
were tracking him, but the Grand
Army of the Republic, lie said
that the Post in Honolulu wished
him to join. He told thcni he had
lost his papers, and tried to get
duplicates, but failed. The Post
promised lo make every effort to
get them for him. They had written
and found that he was recorded as a
deserter. He did not admit ho was
a deserter, but that he was left sick
at an hospital when his corps moved
on. He accounts for the mistake in
that way. I wrote to Col. Allen,
Collector-General, notifying him
that deceased had sent in his resig
nation which I had .accepted, and
that I thought he was out of his
iniud. I have also asked deceased
whether he had spoken to his wife
about his imaginary troubles, and
he told me so.
Mrs. Olivia Newton, wife of the
deceased, and Miss Clio Stuart her
sister, were also examined, their
evidence corroborating what has
been given above.
The jury found "that the said M.
E. Newton came to his death by a
pistol shot fired with his own hands
at his residence at Kahului, Sep
tember Jld, between 11 and 12
o'clock a. m., while in a state of
Steamers at Auction
Hy order of Messrs. II. HACICFELI) &
Co., I will pell tit Public Auction,
ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th,
At 11 o'clock a.si.. at mv salesrooms, tho
STAUNCH STEAM 'SCHOONER,
"W. H. RJEETD,
00 tons liurthen, with her masts, anchois
nnd chain, sall, tinging, boiler and
engines, steam winch, ifcc, nud
all other apparel, as she now
lies at anchor iu the
This Mourner is well titled and adapt
ed for tho Island trade; has a steam
winch for lifting anchors, receiving nnd
discharging cargoes, &c. She Is a good
carrier, 1ms spacious deck room and Is
economical lu consumption of con).
Also, at mne time will he sold the line
Stm. Yaclit Kaplani
21 tons burthen.
Complete in Every Respect,
WITH DOUBLE KN (JINKS.
3?" These vessels can be inspected at
nil1 time upon application to Messrs. II.
IIACKFELD it CO.
13. JlVaJDA-AIS, A.neU.
ACOMFORTHLE ROOM with privi
lege of pnifcirs to man anil wife
without chihlien or to two gentlemen,
SO!) lw. APPLY THIS OFFICE.
rpENPEHS WILL BE RECEIVED
1 ON the H'tli September for build
ing material, more or less, to bo deliver
ed at Kiiakopun, Emma street, rear en
trance. Tenders for articles as per schedules
lo he seen at the ofllce of the under
signed. Onlv the best material will he ac
cepted. TERMSIJ month, with option of
discount for cash.
SOU t S. M. DAMON, Agent.
SEE "WO TAI & Co. fcomrosod of IIo
Ycc, Ho Pa Vat, IIo On and Ming
Wn) having bought from Lo Sam Sing
tho Rico Plantation, with tho house, cat
tle and implement', at Wnlmnlu, Ewn,
Island of O.ihu, which tho said Lo Sam
Sing bought from tho Sam Hop Com.
pnny (composed of Lo Kau Fook and
Ah Chun), hereby give notice that all
claims against tho Enid Plantation to
date are to be settled by the said Lo Sam
Sing. All persons nro warned against
cutting trees on the estate at the follow
ing Lands: Kniilii, Ainu Loi; Ivnhalaa,
Aina Lol; Kiuuniumi, Alna Loi; Paa-Uea-iki,
ho Pmionu Loco; nud ICnpou.
wela, Alna Kolu.
SEE WO TAI & CO.
Wnlmalu, August 27th, 188-1.
Promises to Let.
THE HOUSE anil premlbes known as
the '' Lemon Homestead, ntMu
klki. Possession given Immediately.
Apply to F. A. SCHAEFKU & Co
Hawaiian Carriage Mt'eCo.
a i'ini: i.o r ok
Second Growth Ash and Oak
For sal cat lovet mniM't mli'v
AIin complete stock or
Cnrriaffo & Wagon Material
I'ontittuilly kept mi liiind, and
741) for wile. !)m
HONOLULU CARRIAGE MANUFACTORY,
NOS.123 and 130 FORT STREET
(opposite Pantheon Stable)
HONOLULU, II. I.
Carriage Manufac.t urer,
The Manufactory contains a complete
Carriage Shop, Blacksmith Shop, Paint
Shop, and Trimming Shop.
DRAYS AND TRUCKS,
HAND CARTS, &C, SlG.
Made to Order on most favorable tiTins
nnd nil work gunrautecd.
Tlu Clom-Ht Attention kIvpii lo re
pair work of nil UIiiiIh.
Having been in business on the Island
for a number of years employing none
but the most Skillful of Mechanics, and
using only Al Mnteiial, I can strictly
guarantee all wont leaving mv Manu
factory. Give me u call before purchasing
Don't forget the place.
128and 130 FORT STREET.
oppositk noon's stahi,i:s.
W. H. Page,
r.U4 Cm PROPRIETOR.
Tin, Copner and Sheet Iron Worker
Plumber, Gas Fitter, &c.
Stoves and Banges
of all kinds.
Plumbers' stock anil metals,
House Furnishing Goods,
7? Chandeliers, Lumps, &o.
No. 03 Hotel bti i-H ,
Opposite International Hotel,
Canes and Walking Sticks,
Made of every kind of
Brackets, Cornices, Curtain Pole, &c,
made ot the latest designs.
GEORGE , LUCAS, AM
Honolulu Steam Planing Mills, Espla
Manufactures all khulB of Mouldings,
Brackets, Window Frames, Winds,
Sashes. Doors, and all kinds of Wood
work finish. Turning, Scroll and Band
Sawing. All kinds of Sawing and Pliu
mg, Morticing and Tenanting.
Orders promptly attended to and work
guaranteed. Orders from tho other Is
3ETVOS Ac CO.
No. 8 King Ntrt'cl,
Una gome dried
CALIFORNIA FISH !
!l cents per pound.
Bacota ami Skip-Jack.
Dissolution of Co-Part ncr-
rpiIK Co-partnership heretofoie exist
X big between 0. Fugling & Charles
Smith, doing business lu this city under
the llrm name of Fugling &, Smith, K
hereby mutually dissolved.
Tho business will bo continued bv C.
Smith, who assumes all llab!l!tles,'nnd
will collect nil outstanding accounts.
Honolulu, Aug. 27, 1881. 80-' lw