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4 BISHOP & Co., BANKERS
Honolulu, Hawaiian Island'.
Draw Exchanso on tlio
XJunU oL'Odliruriiiu, S3. IP.
And their agents In
NEW YORK, QOSTON, HONG KONG.
0 v Mcisrs. X. M. Rothschild Son, London.
Tlio Commercial ll.mk Co., of Sydney,
The Commercial II111U Co.. of Sydney,
Tito Hank of Nov. Zealand: Aucklnnd,
Chrlstchureh, and Wellington.
i Tlio B.mk of British Columbia, Vic
toria, is. V. ami rorimmi, ur.
Transact a General (Linking Business
Win gaUvj jjgUdi.
Pledged to neither Boct nor Fatty.
Bat ejUMliheJ for tis bsnofit of alt.
THURSDAY, I)KC. II, I88I.
THIS EVENINC'S DOINGS.
Mystic Lodge, Ko. 2, 7:00.
Liulics' Prayer Sleeting, Fort St.
Church, at 0 o'clock.
A FOREIGN CLAIM.
It seems the British Government
is pressing our Government for pay
ment of between forty and fifty
thousand dollars of damages, for
injuries sustained by the refusal,
some time ago, to admit the British
ship Mudrus to quarantine at tills
port. The most careful Govern
ments sometimes get into trouble of
this sort. The necessity of paying
this, to us, large amount would in
volve a very serious burden at this
period of public and private finan
cial stringency. Yet wc have good
reason to believe that whatever
blame may lie with the Hawaiian
Government docs not wholly, nor
perhaps chicily, rest upon the shoul
ders of the present Premier. At all
events, until the inside history of
the affair comes out, those who arc
furiously attacking that gentleman
for his part in it are assuming some
risk of having to cat the leek some
day. It is well known that tills
paper does not usually support the
present Government, but it never
with wilful blindness attacks nivy
.body. EDITORIAL NOTES.
Wc have a letter on hand from a
mighty hunter of the olden time,
which wo shall publish as soon as
An article in the Advertiser shows
that the rumors of a hitch in Japan
ese immigration, caused by some
thing like hesitation on the part of
the Government of Japan, arc
groundless. Some delay, which is
plausibly accounted for by Mr.
Irwin, had occurred in the arrange
ments for obtaining laborers, but the
first shipment is eonfidcutty pro
mised to come direct tlio latter part
of January. Bo patient till tiic last,,
but in the meantime why is the
Vagrant Act not put in operation
to send the loafing Chinese to the
The India correspondent of the
London Jfcancet says that it has been
suggested in Bombay that the ques
tion of the infectiousness of the
cholera microbe should be put to
practical test with convicts sentenced,
to death. In the event of the result
being nothing, the sentence should
bo commuted, the subjects being
given the choice between tho chances
of cholera and the certainty of the
hangman's rope. It was said here
that the experiment of inoculating
the leprosy was to bo tried upon the
convicted murderer Kcnnu, but in
his ease the sentence was commuted
beforehand. "Wo arc inclined to
dispute the morality as well as
legality of such experiments. It
looks like reducing the majesty of
tho law to trilling with human life,
and makes justice exceed its powers
by substituting grotesque horrors
for awe-inspiring penalties.
About boven hundred immigrants,
principally settlers, arrived in Cali
fornia in the las't week of November.
The Immigration Association of thnt
State is doing mngnillcent work in
having the country bettlcd. A thou
sand pities it is that so much good
land on these Islands is locked up
from settlement, leaving but a small
field for patriotic effort to procure a
thrifty agricultural population from
among present residents and from
abroad. It is nn additional pity that
there is not a body politic hero of
the class to encourage any agitation
for land reform. The kingdom can
never bo very great, however, until
it has laws made to break tho locks
and liars that proven I its pleasant
heritages from being occupied by a
population that would nt once yield
wealth, strength and respectability
to the nation.
(Special CoucK)Olulcnco of tlio Ilt'l.LETIS.)
It has been truly said that one
half of tho world docs not know how
the other half lives. Let me tell
your readers .something of the strange
dominion of Santa Clutislnnd, that 1
have chanced to light upon. Al
though this land was discovered
hundreds of years ago, it lias still to
be discovered over again every year.
This is because -its bounds are more
those of time than of space. Its
emperor reigns but a month at a
time, and then lays aside the sceptre
for eleven months. While he reigns
his sway is universal in Christendom,
and his rule absolute. Even tho
households of the mightiest mounrchs
of earth submit to his authority
while it lasts. 'The name of this
imperial dignity is Santa Clans. He
always keeps out of sight, because
he believes that good deeds rather
than empty ohow of regal glitter
will make his subjects love and obey
him. The revenues of his dominion
are too great to be counted, and
although the taxes arc high and
some pay much more than others,
yet there is less growling among the
taxpayers Hum under almost any
other government under the sun.
This is because they arc allowed
both to tax themselves and to spend
the money any way the choose,
only that it must be for the objects
of the empire. Those objects arc
mainly intended to make young peo
ple happy, but the taxpayers arc
usually made as happy in spending
the money ns those for whom it is
spent. The mode of carrying out
those objects has always been for
the emperor to go round among the
homes of the taxpayers on the night
before Christmas Day, and leave
gifts of playthings, sweetmeats,
fruits, and often useful articles, for
the young folks. The latter must
show that ho is welcome by hanging
up their stockings to receive what
they will hold of the gifts. In cold
countries Knipcror Santa Glaus is
supposed to come into the houses by
the chimneys, but in tlio warm por
tion.? of the empire, where there are
no chimneys, ho is supposed to creep
in through the half-opened windows.
Chimneys or windows, he manages
to get in 601110 way, if the taxes arc
onty paid, whether they arc paid in
gold, silver, or paper money. The
spending of Santa Claus's immense
revenues lias given rise, in eveiy
country to which his dominions ex
tend, to a great deal of rivalry among
traders in supplying the gift goods.
Some do more business during his
month's reign than all the rest of
the year. Long ago, perhaps nt the
founding of tho empire, grown peo
ple, perceiving what a great amount
of happiness was created by the em
peror's system of government, in
stituted a republic upon similar piin
ciplcs and with tho same motto,
which is, " It is moro blessed to give
than to receive." The difference is
that they tax themselves to bestow
gifts upon each other, and upon
people too poor to tax themselves,
and give the presents away iu waking
hours. They also make feasts for
each other, and also for the young
people of Santa Claus's dominions,
and add to tho store of good and
nice things given by that mysterious
monarch. This fact compels the
traders to multiply their exertions in
order to supply the citizens of the
Christmas Republic, ns well as the
subjects of Santa Clauslnnd, with
goods for their beneficent commerce..
In my next letter I shall tell you
about tho shops of those traders who
do the principal part of the business
in tho part of Santa Clauslnnd in
which I have lighted.
LATEST FOnEICN NEWS.
There was a balloon ascension in
San Francisco on Sunday, Nov. 80th.
It was the first one thcro since l'rof.
Colgrovo and one Williams "were
killed by falling out of n balloon
over four years ago. This time tlio
balloon used was the largest over
constructed on tho Coast. It 1vas
called tho "Eclipse", and iiad n
capacity of 05,000 feet of gas. The
aeronaut, Prof. Van Tassel, was
accompanied by E. K. Dunlap, of
San Jose, and Ettgono Nairn, n news
paper man, who was selected be
cause he was tho lightest member of
tho profession present. A large num
ber of people witnessed the as
cension. Upon being released the
balloon rapidly left the earth, rising
as high ns n mile and one-half or
more. The courso taken was cast
ward and over the bay, the voyagers
descending about 5 o'clock in the
water near Point Tibnron. Van
Tassel and Dunlnp were thrown into
the water and thoroughly ducked,
but Ilnhu stuck to the car and
escaped dry. A small boat from
the Point picked up the party.
None of them were hurt. Dunlap,
iu taking off his vest to spring into
the water, accidentally threw it over
board. It contained a gold watch
and chain worth 8300. Each df the
men lost considerable coin from
their pockets. The balloonrcaehed
an altitude of 8,f)00 feet ajul was up
The punishment inflicted on the
Swiss Mormons, so far from having
diminished the energy of the pro
pagandists, seems rather to have
stimulated the zeal of the converts.
Iu a village near the Rhone the
people have embraced the tenets of
Mormonism en masse. They pro
pose to form a Utah iu miniature,
to put aside their ancient fnitli and
to adopt a new gospel. Mcanwhilo
the police arc watching tho chief
apostles at Berne. The 'police arc
especially" vigilant in surveillance
over an American named Cannon
and a native named Slas. It is pro
bable that these two men will soon
be arrested and ,cxpclled.
APIHST-CLAS3 COOK in a private
family, at Walklki. Must be
clean, industrloup, ami of steady habits:
no oilier will answer. Apply at II.
MncTai lane's, next to Bishop's Hank.
Mele Hawaii !
JUST-llEOElVEI) ex S. S. Mariposa,
the following Hawaiian Music, in
sheet form, arrunged for voice and
piano, with handsome title page:
1. Hawaii 1'onoi, Chorus
2. Sweet Lcl Lchua March
0. Malanaianu ka Makarii,.,Solo & chor.
I. Lunamakaainana Marcii
5. Elcllu Solo iV: chorus
0. Ka Moi Kalakana March
7. Alii Wela Solo & chorus
y. La Hanau ) ku Alii Marcii
By kind permission of II II. II. Princess
Liliuokalaui, Aloha Oj is allowed to be
sold in tlio aliove collection.
.1. 31. OAT, .Ir., & Co.,
2.j Merchant stioct, Honolulu, II. I.
A MIDDLE AGED AMERICAN
woman wants a situation to wait
on an invalid, or do light housework.
AddrebS G. A. R. this ollicc. SU0 ill
AN EXPERIENCED NURSE do
sires a situation. Would under
take light housework. Apply at 151
Port street. 600 St
A THOROUGH GOOD SADDLE
Horse, has 1111 easy gait, and is also
onu of the best bullock horses on the Is
lands; or I will exchange him for a good
harness horse. Cash prico 175. war
ranted In every respect. Apply United
Carriage Co's ollicc, next E. O. Hall's,
King street. 800 lw
SITUATION AV ANTED.
BY a young German, can do any kind
of outside work and knows some
thing about horses. Apply
J. E. WISEMAN,
887 lw General Business Agent
A SMALL COTTAGE AT LELEO.
Apply to T. AV. RAWLINS,
Sal tf Soap Works
ikAAt Palama, near Reformatory
feS?56Sc1'00'' a comfortable cottngo,
SWSafisurroundcd with shade trees.
Easy terms to a good tenant. Apply to
On tho premises, or J. E. Wiskman, 27
Merchant st Honolulu. 888
At Palama, near Reformatory
iwtJ!ou"uu,i " "uw ,,,lu liuiniiiouioiis
icottagc. fcmitaujc lor a famllv.
Has never been occupied. Easy terms
to a good tenant.
On the premises, or J. E. Wiskman, 37
Merchant St., Honolulu. 868
A CHESTNUT brown clipped hoiso
with while feet. Anyone giving
Information of tlio same to this ollleo
will bu rewarded. P88 tf
A GOOD CHANCE.
KcNtuiiraut For Null'.
WELL furnished, good location, do
ing good business. Lcaso has 5
years to nurnt alow rental. Tho owner
Is compelled to leave tho Kingdom on
nccnunt of ill.licalth. Apply to
JNO. A. PALMER,
885 2w Real Estate Agent.
A London despatch of Nov. 30th
says: Society has taken advantage
of the political lull to discuss witli
even greater eagerness than usual
the troubled households . of the
Queen and of the distinguished
personages who liavo been dragged
into the courts. The recent visit of
tho Duke of Argyll to the Queen is
universally associated with the
.strained relations between tho Mar
quis of Lome and tho Princess
Louise. Tlio scandal of the ostenta
tious keeping apart of the two young
peoplo lias grown too public. When
Louise is iu Loudon the Marquis is
iu the Highlands, and when lie
returns to the metropolis, Louise
Hies to Germany. The Queen has
ordered the Princess to report her
self a't Windsor, and some arrange
ment is contemplated under which
tlio ill-mated pair will make some
concession to appearances by occa
sionally stopping under the snmc
roof. Tho Queen, meantime, is un
mercifully lashed by means of the
savage pen of Labouchcre. Karolinc
Uauer's memoirs continue to supply
terrible materials by the description
they afford of the family p the
Queen's sainted husband, and Labby
doles out weekly extracts, each
worse than the other, from modify
ing pictures of brutal royalties.
TitCKilny, December lOili,
At 7 p. m.. tit Sales Room Great
uiriciy of Christmas Goods.
Wednesday, Dec. 17th,
At 9:80 a. in. A morning Sale
A matinee at G. W. Jlacfarlano &
Co.'s. The Sale of "10 Season.
Friday, Dec. Ifllli,
At 7 p.m.. at Sales Room. Chinese
goods and curios, jewelry, &c.
Monday, Dec. 22nd.
At 7 p. m., at Lycan it Co.'s, Fort
street. A beautiful assortment
Tnesdny, Dec. 2ttrd,
At 7 p. ra nt Sales Room. Christ
mas Goods of all sorts.
N.B.-Mr. Ellis will preside at all tlicso sales
13. P. ADAMS,
Catch of 1 884.
FOR SALE BY
A SMALL DARK RED HORSE,
black tail and inane, white spot 011
forehead, branded on Hank with wine
cup. Tho Under will bo rewarded on
returning the same to
801 Cor Knknl and Nuuanu sts.
BF YOU WANT
Photograph Albums, Autograph Albums
Toy Books, etc., go to
J. M. OAT, JR., & CO.
And talk CASH and you will probably
get them as cheap,
IF NOT CHEAPER
Than nt some of tho stores whero they
advortiso to give goods away.
DON'T FORGET I DON'T FORGET I
J. Rfl. OAT, JR., & CO.
88S 25 MERCHANT STREET. tf
H. Hackfeld & Co.
Having cleared their old stock at Auc
tion aro now opening cases of
rou"w GOODS !
Suitable for the Season, just arrived per
897 And other lato nritvals. lw
Building; Lois fox Sale.
SEVERAL building lots for snlii or
rent at ICapalaina. near the Nluhe.
luwr.I liridgo, 011 tho Ewn bldo of tho
laun leading to Austin's estate. F.ay
terms. Apply to W. O. ACI11,
Law ollleo of W. R Castle. S8T tf
A FINE sorrel horse iu splendid con
dition. Wei I-broken to harness
and saddle. Apply to
885 tf LYCAN & CO.
Fine Red Salmon !
Commencing on tho 1st day of December,
and continuing throughout the month, we
will offer our entire stock, without reserve,
at cost. All classes of goods arc included
in this offering, and genuine bargains may
be obtained strictly for cash.
B. F. EHLERS& CO., Fort St.
FANCY GOODS EMPORIUM!
Novelty Head Quarters !
IR-A-EC' DFOXfc THE HOLIDAYS !
PRESENTS FOR RABIES,
Can now be selected, from the stock of Holiday Goods now bein oponud
AT THE HAWAIIAN BAZAR.
IOO FORI1 STREET.
JCSy Call, examine and sec the largest stock in the Kingdom, -a
872 KENNEDY & CO., Proprietors.
JOSEPH. E. WISEMAN,
Tho Only Recognized General Business Agent on tho Hawaiian Islands.
1 ESTAJBLTSIIED 1871).
Offices in Campbell's Fire-proof Building, 27 Merchant St., Honolulu, H. I.
I. O. XJox aiK j : : ' j ToXoijIiomo X73.
HEAL ESTATE AGENT Buys and sells Real Estate in nil parts of the King
dom. Rents Offices, Houses, Cottages and Rooms.
SOLICITING AGENT FOR WILDER'S INTER-ISLAND STEAMEHS-Tour
Ists nnd'tbo Traveling Public will apply to mo for Tickots and Information to
SOLICITING AGENT FOR THE MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO. OF NEW
?.Pm5'rllu Larfercst, Grandest and Soundest Institution of its kind In the
AGENT FOR THEGHEAT BURLINGTON RAILWAY ROUTE IN AMERICA
This Route excels all other routes going East, the tccnery being the granilo-.t,
tho meals the choicest and the Palace and Dining Cars the handsomest and most
EMPLOYMENT AGENT Finds Employment for nil seeking work in the vari
ous branches of industry on tho Islands.
SOLICITING AGENT FOR THE CITY OF LONDON FIRE INSURANCE CO.
Tho best known Company in the Islands.
CUSTOM HOUSE BROKER Enters Goods at Custom House, pays and discharges
Freight and Duty 11111s under power of Attorney.
MONEY BROKER Loans Money at all times on first-class sccurltiy. ,
GENERAL BUSINESS AGENT Legal Papors of every description drawn. Bills
Distributed and Collected. Books and Accounts kept and adjusted. Records
Searched. Rents Collected. Taxes nnd Insurance on Property looked alter.
Copying and Engrossing done. Advertisements, Newspaper Article?, Corres
pondence and Commercial Business of every nature promptly nnd accurately
AGENT FOR THE NEW MUSIC HALL AT IIONOLULU-Companlcs aCroad
will correspond with me for terms, etc. Oidcrs for Island Shells, Cuilos, Lava
Specimens, Native Views and Photo3 carefully filled and forwarded to nllparts
ot tho World.
E2T Information appertaining to tho Wands given and all coircspondciice faith,
JOSEPH E. WISKMAN,
37J Goncral Business Agent, Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
DILLINGHAM & Co.
Importers & Dealers in Hardware & Agricultural Implements,
I Ets., Etc., Etc.
7S v. "
fO'rT." Hi' " ih. gr-fc1
Fence "Wire and Staples, Kox'osone Oil 11 specialty.
Paints, Varnishes, Turpentine,
Ilonso Furnishing Goods, Plated Wave, &c &c,
& lew Year's Gifts-
AND OLD HAPPY.
YOUR GIRL, "'.'.'
YOUR MOTHER, . ,
YOUR GREAT GRAND-MOTHER,
YOUR GREAT GRAND-FATHER,
W$M Etc., Etc., Etc.
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