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BISHOP & Co., BANKERS
Honolulu, Hawaiian Island.,
Draw Exclian.,' on the
J3tiilt oi C'alirorwia, 83. 7P.
And tliclr agents in
NEW YORK, BOSTON. HOMO KONG.
Messrs. N. M. Rothschild &Son, London.
The Commercial Rank Co.. nf Sydney,
The Commercial Rank Co., of Sjdncy,
Tlio Bmk of Now Zealand: Aucklnud,
Chrlstchurch, and Wellington.
Tlio 11 ink of BrilMi Colnmbln, Vic
lorin, 13. C. and Poitland, )r.
Transact a General Ranking RuMae .
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Hedged to ncltboi Boot r.or Fait;.
Bat established for tho benefit of nil.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. L1, 188.').
THIS EVENIIIC'S DOiiiCS.
Moating tloso Co. No. I, nt7:.10.
Onhu Lodge, No. 1 K. of P. 7:30.
liethcl l'rnycr Meeting, nt 7:00.
Fort SI. Church. Prayer Meeting
St. Andrew's Cnthedr.il, naval
Itcgular Cash Sale, at Sales Room
of Lyons & Levey at 10 o'clock.
jMUSIG Itl OUR SCHOOLS.
Very little progress has been made
in our schools in this important
branch of education. It has really
been sadly neglected. Music enters
so largely into the solution of the
problem of life, and therefore is so
important a factor in a symmetrical
education that teachers cannot afford
to be indifferent to its claims, nor
shrink from doing what they can in
directing it in that channel which
shall make it most effective as an
educational force. It is the olllec
of the school to educate, and the
end of education is to develop and
perfect man physically, intellectually,
and morally. One writer, in Ids'
methods of instruction, says that,
"Music's influence upon school,
when well directed, is valuable
physically, asthctieally, socially, mor-'
ally and religiously." It is safe in
assuming that music should consti
tute a part of every regular course of
instruction in school. With regard
to its moral influence, the character
of the music introduced into our
schools becomes a matter of great
importance. All music of a low
and sensational character should be
shunned. There is no doubt, that,
with proper training, all children can
learn to sing, and learn to read
music just as readily, to- say the
least, as they learn to talk and learn
to read. This has been and still is
doubted by many musicians and
through them and otherwise the
belief was and is quite general, that
talent for music is a special gift.
Hut all vtho have made experiments,
or witnessed the results of the best
modern methods of class leaching,
have no doubt whatever of the truth
of the statement. "Where these
methods arc in force, both smaller
and larger pupils will sing correctly
at sight the new lest exercises pre
pared for each grade, at the regular
examinations. If there is-a failure
to control the voice, or to sing the
exercise, the teacher knows the
cause to be something else than
" lack of talent." Pupils not only
learn to read music readily, but
they learn to use their voices cor
rectly, learn to sing well, and form
a taste for the good and beautiful
in music. This is not imagination,
but nn actual fact. Fnough induc
tions have been made, too, to war
rant the conclusion that children in
all (schools, graded and ungraded,
wheic reading in taught vocally, can
learn to sing, and that if singing be
taught correctly it will help and not
hinder other studies. True, in sonic
places where music has been taught
in school the most Iiapp' results
have not followed. And here we
must include Honolulu as one of
these places. The fault here hither
to has not been incapacity on the
part of the pupils to learn, but
irregular attendance on tho pai t of
the teacher. "With correct teaching
iu schools, music schools and means
for more advanced instruction would
bo as necessary as are the college
and university. I '
Jt is gratifying to have a corres
pondent so promptly take up our
suggestion of yesterday in favor of
the formation of a debating society,
Wlmt do our numerous eirclo of
litterateur and professional m'eii say
to tho proposal? ' , ,
An abuse- eomc American states
men feel called upon to combat is
the printing, in tlio .Congressional
Jiccord, of apeeohes lliat were
never delivered. It is strnngo that
such a fraud upon the public should
have been allowed for many yenia
in the capital of one of the greatest
nations of the world.
Fivo Businoss Plaoes Dcslroyod,
and Two Partially Burnt !
At twenty-five minutes past twelve
.this morning an alarm of fire was
runs from the various engine houses.
It proved to be at the corner of Fort
and Hotel streets, in the store of
Mr. C. J. Fishel. Soon afterwards,
the (Ire making gieat headway, a
general alarm was given, it was
over tWenty tniuutcs before the de
partment had a stream of water on
the lire. It started in a wing of
Mr. Fishel's store which adjoined
Mr. Mclnerny's sleeping-room. The
first intimation he had of it w.i9 by
being awakened by hi3 wife, who,
noticing a bright light and hearing a
crackling noise, exclaimed. "Oh!
my God, "what is it!" She thought
it was thunder and lightning. They
both got up pretty lively, and Mrs.
Mclnerny threw a bucket and a
jugful of water out of the window
on the flame, which squelched it for
a moment, but it soon broke out
again fiercer than ever. The watch
man at Dodd's stable first discovered
the fire and, with others, got a small
hose and played on the fire for a
long time and prevented the flames
reaching the stables. Fishel's store
was burned .down to the ground
before the tiro department could get
any water on. The fire was steadily
increasing and soon Mclnerny's and
Gerlz's stores, Gcrmnnin Meat Mar
ket and Elite Ice Cream Parlors
were iu a blaze. The Astor House
on the opposite side of the road was
in great danger, but beyond the
paint being shrivelled and windows
broken not much damage? was done.
The heat was intense, for the shutters
on Benson, Smith & Co.'s store up
stairs were so hot 'that Mr. Smith
burned the palm of his hand in
touching them. The City Shoeing
Shop and "Wallace & Simpson's
plumbing establishment were both
considerably burned. Mr. Mclnerny
saved hardly anything. Mr. Gortz
had foitunatcly removed his furni
ture the da j' befor.o 1o a cottage
further up the stieet, and also saved
the greater portion of his stock. A
room over Fishel's store occupied
by Mr. Trcgloan as a tailoring shop
was burned. It contained eight
sewing machines and a number of
suits of clothes which weic being
finished for a wedding, which takes
place to-morrow. Mr. Tiegloau esti
mates his loss at neatly S 1,000 with
no insurance. Mr. Horn threw
bevei..! hand grenades at the flip but
it was so extensive and he threw
them so high up that they could not
possibly have had any effect. Had
one or two been thrown on the fire
when it was first discovcicd, the
llamcs could have been subdued and
the largo conflagration prevented.
Dodd's stables on the Fort street
side were considerably scorched,
and probably saved bj' tho energetic
efforts of his men and tho scicen
afforded by trees in front. The
Fountain Saloon adjoining was also
Kngino Co. No. 1 was stationed at
tho corner of Fort and Merchant
streets, No, 2 near Dr. McGrew's
residence, China Engine Co. drew
water from si reservoir on Hotel st.
in the rear of the Empire Saloon,
No. 4 stood ut tho corner of Hotel
nnd Nuiianii streets, and PnciflcIIosc
Co. No. 1 and tho Hook & Ladder
Co. were on Hotel street near Dodd's
stables, both doing good work.
Mr. Fi6hel values his stock at
about $3(5,000) and is insured for
22,000, Gcnnania McatMaiket's
los3 is, Sl,oQ0, with no insurance
Mr, Mclnerny places the value of his
stock at 80,000, and is insured 'for
$3,000. The Elite Saloon's loss is
near 88,000' with G4.000 insurance.
Mr. Gcrtz places his loss at nearly
$1,000, and is insured for 3,000.
Simpson & "Wallace, who were only
partially burnt, estimate their loss at
SoOO, and Mr. J. McDonald puts his
at 5300, neither being insured. Fish
el's store nnd the Meat Market arc
owned by Hon. Dr. Mott Smith, the"
Ico Cream Parlors by Queen Emma,
and Mclnerny and Gcrtz' s stores by
Mr. J. McCoIcan.
It was evident to all who turned
out noon after the alarm was given,
that u serious fire was in progress.
A smell of burning material suffused
tho air a mile from the fire, and an
increasingly bright reflection was
filling the sky. Going down Ivijig
street, a dense nnd moving canopy
of smoke, illuminated with lighted
brands and bespangled with sparks,
spread wide and high overhead. A
burning ember was seen to light
upon Minister Gulick's residence,
but the dampness of the leccnt rain
prevented it igniting the roof. No
doubt similar dampness on other
roofs prevented flames breaking out
over the whole area to leeward of
the conflagration. By one o'clock
the vicinity of the fire ptcscnlcd a
sublime spectacle, mingled with
aspects of terror, for it seemed as if
the intense heat and fury of the
flames were going to baffle all the
cffoits of the gallant brigade to con
fine the fire to tho buildings then
burning. The usual A'ast ciowd,
screening their faces with hats and
hands, stood impotent to elfect any
service, while the awnings and other
woodwork .over their heads smoked
threateningly. On all hands firemen
were lugging and dragging hose, to
remedy miscalculations of distance,
and thousands of gallons of water
ran wasting down the .gutters while
the branches were being connected
and 'brought within range. The
stream thrown from in front of
Dodd's Stables was lor a long time
doing the only effective work upon
the flames from the Fort street side.
Some of the others, when they did
begin to play, went for a while so
high that the hot draught carried
them away in clouds of vapor. The
opeiator of the stream referred to
showed he knew his business by
playing low, so that not only the
cold jet but the upiising steam re
sulting from its contact with the
flames Had its due effect. At half
past one it was clear that the fire
had been got under control, and a
quarter of an hour later it was so
far quenched that the spectators
lapidly dispersed, as the light they
gazed by was nearly gone out.
A great deal of the delay in the
engines gelling to work is altiibutcd
to the trouble in getting at the
sunken fire plugs. Those antiquated
nuisances probably occasioned more
loss this morning than modern
hydrants would cost.
HIES Al ALES !
Ex Eritich Bark " Brmca,"
Fnul Olarci in cases,
A. Lclande & Co's Eoidtnux;
Ditto, iu half casks;
In casks and cases;
Ctapape, iuts. V,
Ditto, St. Miirccnirc & Co,;
English Ale k Porter
In (mails and pints of known
and favorite brand!',
AND FRENCn COGNAC;
Aerated Waters !
Different kinds nnd nrn-ilool olio,
CSTFOIt SALE J3Y-a
P. A. SIMPER ft CO,
17011 Gi:NTL:MLN ONLY. Apply
JC to iIS. TUKNEK, la Alnkeit
stre 't fi!)0 ly
Building Iiots for Sale.
QEVEHAL building lofs for talo pr
ij lent at Ka nlnnui, near tliuXluhc
lcw.ii hriduo, on tlio Ena eldo of tlio
lane lending lo Auttln's eslate. Easy
turnis. Apply to A'f O. AOlll.
Law offlco of W. Jt, Castle, 837 tf
As now In use at
l.ahaina and Kckalia Mills,
ron sale nv
H. Hackfeld & Go,
n: i at
KAPIOLANI PARK ASSOCIATION
THE ANNUAL MEETING of
tho Kuplolani Park Association
will be held nt the Armory, on
TUUItSDAY, January 23tli, at
1 o'clock p. in. E2T A full at
tendance Is requested.
IU4 lw Sec'y K. P. A.
A'lUMPOHAHY PLACE lias been
opened In ltoso Lane, back of Mr.
lloughialllng'-) plneo, lo pupply my cus
tomers as usual, until inrilicr notice.
G. M. HAU1T,
021 tf Telopliouo 104.
GAME to tho premises, No. 18 School
sireei, oil Mondiy, Jan. 1'Jth, lt81,
One IJiy Filly, branded S on near hind
quailer, and IMC on oil' hind (punter,
also tt ir m forehead, and white nose.
The owner will please call, pay.charges,
and lake her awav.
021J11 " KING lUtOS.
CARD TO THE PUBLIC.
JnjiHtioo lo ouiselvcB and the great
reputation of the Ilaiden Hand Giennde
.Fire JiMinguishu's, which, by it mints
'it luu win tliioughout the world, W
would wish to lofiito tlio oironuuun im
pression caused by prejudiced paities
who havq stated that an unsatisfactory
test of the Harden Hand Grenade was
given atlastniglit'sFlre. We understand
that a few Grenades were thrown by an
excited party when tho lire was at i s
gieatest height, piobably expecting to
extinguish It, bevcr.il of which dlil not
leneli the llanies at all, and even if they
had no sitlsa,ctory results could have
then been expected, the lire having
reached such a tcirillo headway that It
took the entire Fhc Dcpsirtnient's
gi cutest efforts to control it.
The tiro when lirst discovered bv Mr.
Mclnerny and wife, who thiew a small
quantity of water without effect, could
then have been easily extinguished by
the liso of a few Harden Hand Grenades.
This disastrous conilagiution should
be a hiifllelcnt warning for all parties to
have a supply of Gienades re dy for
iustautuse, when thoy will never tall to
accomplish all wo claim for them.
Z. K. MYEHS, Manager .
Jan. 21st, lOSS. Cal. Pro. & l'rov. Co.
aic Hose Co.
A SPECIAL MEETING of Pacific
Hose Co, No 1, will be held at
This Wednesday Evening,
January 21st, at 7:30 sharp.
1-23 3t D. K. M1LLEK, Sec.
'l'.ic well-known Marc
4. DOLLY," sired by
fa- ,t:lul,'"u OM, Villi U
y0iHing colt bv water--lord.
Also, 5 Peafowl
3 cocks and 2 liens; the latter will lay
this hcaton. Apply lo
9 a GEO. H. LUCE.
DUE B. P. EIILEKS & CO. must
l.o paid bofoio Fobiuuy 1st, or
they will be placed In tho hands of
a collator, and piymcnt enforced.
For llio A'lignces of E. F. Ehlers
II. V SCHMIDT.
Honolulu, Jannaiy ICtli, 1835.
TTAVING ENLARGED THESE
Central & Commodious Stables
wo aro picnaml to furnish (list-class
tnnoi.u with gcnllo kowes, with or
without driven, A lino wagonette In
SIut'IcK nt all ICouvu.
day and night. JJorcs taken to hoard
by day, week, or month, on irnsonablo
terms, l-addle hoinu to Jc(.
XIoiwon IJotijrhl; zixul Sold,
A liaygago "Wagon delivers to nil
parts of tlio city. Furniture, moving
C W. MACFAHLANE,
' I Prop's
i No. 32.
JJ. J(. JMH.J'J?,
020 3m ESr-Tclcpliouu No. 32.
DRJE A.X) ! fK2 3ES,332.X I-sByl IRJEi-AJB
Juit Keceived by lnbt steamer
Ladies', Misses', Gliireii's k Mains fear
ALL THE ABOVE GOODS WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER AS
"We also would stale that we aic constantly receiving new and desir
able styles of goods direct from the manufacturers, and that wo shall
spare no exertion to meet, by prompt attention, low prioo;'Rud tho bast
of goods, .your entire confidence.
Ordurs fron the other Islands promptly attended to.
DILLINGHAM & Go.
l'ort Street, Honolulu.
Importers & Dealers in Hardware & Agricultural Implements,
Windmills for Stock Ranches and Irrigation.
, GOULDS' PUEPS!
A newmvoico of Flows, of all sizes, just received.
Fence Wire and Staples.
Kerosene Oil a specialty.
Faints, Varnishes, Turpentine & Oil.
Detroit Cups. Albany Compound.
House Furnishing Goods
Largo invoices of Goods (of all descriptions) having becnicccived hy rco,they
WILL BE SOLD AT LOWER PRICES,
Than the same quality of Goods can bo purchased elsewhere in Honolulu, nnd
satisfaction guaranteed. My stock consists of all kinds of AMERICAN,
ENGLISH AND SYDNEY MANUFACTURE,
Saddles, Belts, Fouclies, Leggings, Saddle Cloths, School Bags, &c.,
Bits, Spurs and Stirrups, &c, in Nickel and Silver Plate
The reputation of ray HOME-MADE HARNESS for superiority cf workmanship
and material lemains unchallenged dining my six years' residence here.
Thankful for the generous patronage of tho past, its continuance and inciease in
tho Juluro Is respectiully solicited nt the old stand.
8SC 3m Corner of Fort and King streets, Honolulu, II. I.
JOSEPH. E. WISEMAN,
The Only Recognized General Business "Agent 'on the Hawaiian Islands.
DESX-iVBiLISIIEr) 1 80.
Offices in Campbell's Fire-proof Building, 27 Merchant St., Honolulu, H. I.
I. O. Box 31B s : : : Xolcilioiio 173.
REAL ESTATE AGENT Buys and sells Krai Estate in all parts of the King
dom. Rents Olllces, Houses, Cottages and Rooms,
SOLICITING AGEJS T. FOR "WILDE R'S INTER-ISLAND STEAMEKS-Tour
ists and the Traveling Public will apply to me for Tickets nnd information to
SOLICITING AGENT FOR THE MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO. OF NEW
lOKh The Largest, Giandest and Soundest Institution of its Mnd in iho
AGENT FOR THE GREAT BURLINGTON RAILWAY ROUTE IN AMERICA
Thi-i Route excels all other loutes going East, the ttenery Icing the gram e t,
the meals the choicest and tho Palaco and Dining Cms ihohaiulsonicst and most
EMPLOYMENT AGENT Finds Employment for all icekiug work iu tho vari
ous branches of Industry on tho Iblands.
SOLICITING AGENT FOR THE CITY OF LONDON FIRE INSURANCE CO.
The best known Company iu the Iblands.
CUSTOM HOUSE DROKER Entcis Goods at Custom House, pays and discharges
Ert ight and Duly Rills under power of Attorney.
MONEY BROKER Loans Money at all times on first-class Eccuritiy.
GENERAL RUS1NESS AGENT Legal Paperis of every description drawn. Eilli
Disuilmtcd and Collected. Rooks and Accounts kept and adjusted. Kcrorcs
Seaiched. Rents Collected. Taxes and Insuiancc on Pro) criy looked nlicr.
Copying anil KngroaMng done. Advertisements, Newspaper Aitldc.-, C'oihs
po (Unco and Commercial Ruslness ofcvery nature piomptly and nccuintcjy
tilt nded t.
AGENT FOR THE NW MUSIC HALL AT HONOLULU Companies abroad'
will conotpond with mo for terms, etc. Oidcrs for Lliind Shells, Cmlos Lava
Spfolmi'iii, Native Views and Phoos carefully filled and forwarded to all parts
ot tho World.
C3T" Information appertaining to the Iblands given nnd nil correspondence faith
JOSEPH E. "WJfMMJAK,
87a General Business Agent, Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
Have received ex MaripoEa,
Gala. Raits, Quail, Salmon, Canliflower, & Celery
DF'aats.cy and Staple 3rroeeiies.
Fine Eating Apples, Cal, Potatoes, in gunnies.
Island Orders solicited. ' Telephone No, 310. P. O. Box 207, (7CC
ouo of tho largest invoicoi of
" Sun Bonnet1,
" Di esses,
Nos. 61 and 63 Fort Streets.
& Silver Plated Ware.
The Corner Harness Store
Still to the Front !