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MONDAY, MARCH 23, 1885.
SUII, MOON AND 'SEA.
All llmo from noun of to-day, Mar. Ul.
Sim Scl 15 1.
Sim Klses 18 I).
Moon lttsv4 17 27.
Illch Title (small) 15 00.
High Tide (large) 15 !I0.
WIND AND MIHTHLII
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2J.'M I 30.01 S0.0III 81C 07 0') 0.20
Wind, S. W. lljjlit; 8I.T1 lioory;bcamoiler
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S S Zculnndla from San Francisco
Stmr Planter from Kauai
Sehr Nettle Merrill from Lahalua
Behr Emma from Koolun.
Sclir KaWallanl from Koolun
Sclir Hob Hoy ft 0111 Koolnu
S S Alameda fiom San Francisco
SohrMauuokawal from Koolnu
Wh John Carver fiom New llcdford
Wh Cape Horn Pigeon fm New Bedford
March 21 v
Stmr Likellke tor Kahulul
Stmr Ivalanl for Hamakua
S S Zcalandla for Australia
VESSELS LEAVING TO-MORROW.
Stmr .Tas Mukec for Kiipna
Stmr Klnnu for Windward P01 ts
Stmr Planter for Kauai
Bktnc Eureka for San Francisco
Schr Nettie Merrill for Lahaln
Sclir Maiuokrwat for Koolau
Schr Kawailanl for Koolau
VESSELS IN PORT.
Bktne Eureka Lee'
Bktnc Discovery; Perriinau
Bktnc Ella, Howe
Bktnc "Kllkitat, ' .
Bk Lady Lampson. Marston
Steam Bktnc Morning Star, Bray
Ship Impcrator, Holx
S S Alameda, MorbC
From Kauai, per steamer Planter,
March 21 nod WE Rowell. Col Z S
Spaulding.'Mrs V Kmidsen, the Mioses
Knudscn, MIps.FUza Gay; G S ,Gay,
Simpson, Jamps Gay, F Bnrckholt, C
Y Aipno. Miss Lizzie Dohon.
From San Francisco, per S S Al.imcda,
March 23 A G Ellis, H J McCoy and
wife, Tom May, .T K C Hobbs and wife,
Judge HKlslng, Miss Edith Itlsing, A
V Boy ne, Miss Avery Yerlngton, Fiitz
Klamp, .Tilo Hind and wife, Mrs II John
bon and on, Toncy C Along, Mis E
Afonir, A-P Happer, Clnin Lang, Mrs
CapMI G Mor?e, Mis J Groth, Mis.8 II
Olson, J II Hull, Alex ltobinson, Tlios
Hollonger, H.Pellmcourt and wife, Mrs
A Small and daughter, J Fiost, H C
Sadley, E McGovcrn, Hugh Leonard, F
Leonard. A Spencer and 8 Chinese.
From SaiilFr.inciseo, per S S Zeal.in
dia. March 22 J Collsbank and 75
From Honolulu for Australia, per S S
Zcalandla. March 22 AV Kaiser, wife
and 2 children, Mm Emerson and party,
J N Arnold, Mrs J Toblii, W Stclling,
Chas Thaler, J S Cutter, Madame Cora,
SHIPPING NOTES. .
Stmr Planter brought -1,CS0 bags of
sugar, 40 bag of rice, 20 bags of pla,
52 hides and 4 horses.
' Schr Kawallanl brought 000 bags of
Schr Nettie Mcni'l brought 1 100 hags
Tha mast of the schooner Rob Hoy
was carried away on Saturday by a
The Ella -will sail for San Francisco
about Wednesday next.
The tern Win Itonton sailed this morn
ing for Kahulul .to discharge her coal
The Euiekn sails to-inonow morning
at 10 o'clock.
The S S Alameda sailed from San
Francisco Marcli lUth at 3 i. m. Had
strongS. W. and bouthcily winds with
head sea to the 21st, thence light winds
with squally weather, arrived at Hono
lulu March 23rd at 10 a m. Time 0 days
22)3 hours. '
ATrvals at SaniFrancisco : March filth
harkHcsper, Marcli 12th schooners Nor
way and Itosallna, March 13th bark
Dacca, March 10th biigantino Claus
Departures from San Francisco!
March 0th brig Courtney Ford for Ka
hulul, March 12th brig Consuelo, Maroh
lfith bark Caibarien.
Tho sailing of the stmr Jus JUakce is
postponed until to-morrow.
DIMOND'S LATEST -CIRCULAR. .
Sua An: Tlw Eastern markets, aro
depressed? and f since' our ldt report;
centrifugals' havo declined i(J. The" de
mand has continued Jlghtfowlug to the
liberal receipts of Henneries by direct
Importations, which have supplied tio
bulk of their requirements. Production
is still moderate, owing to tho light
ilftTKLiicls from tho countrv and consum
ers aic not disposed to Increase their
supplies of raw material beyond current
London1 Caulks of the 13th Inst,
quote Beet at 11 s. 10C d. Manila basis
has advanced to 5.07.
Rick: No chango In tho situation.
We quote prlcq at i c. at B o.
At the San Francisco Slock and
Bond Exchange, March 14lb, flvo
shares of Hawaiian Commercial Co.
were sold at 83.
Tun new opera by Gilbert and
Sullivan is called "Tho Mikado; or,
Tho Town of Tilipi. ' ' Its first per
formance took place in London,
GnQU,qu Wood, of the Pioneer
Cigar Factory, shook tho dust of
Honolulu off his feet and departed by
tho Zealaudia. Ho did not havo time
to say goodbye to his friends, and
they nro feeling quite bad about it.
A oouxoTios was tnkon up at
Kntunnknpllt Churcli yesterday morn
ing for tho benefit of tho building
fund, which amounted to SHOO.
.IrsT loceivod per Mariposa ti largo
lot of picturo mid cornice mould
ing, new style and patterns. King
Tiros.' Art Store. 1)70 at.
Tim steam roller will be promenad
ing the Ntmnmt Valley road every
day this week, doing good work to
the road. Drivers of fnst teams will
bear this in mind.
Tni: S. S. Alameda arrived at
10.30 this morning C days 22 hours
from San Francisco. She brings a
few passengers and a good freight
Kr.Ef in inind tho bon-bon party
at the skating rink to-morrow even
ing. Every lady will receive a pre
sent of jewelry. The rink will bo
open tins evening.
ScvuxTY-nvE Chinese pasbengors
arrived bj' the Zcalandia for this
port yesterday. Nearly four hun
dred more will be hero Thursday by
the City of Now York.
, The little affray which took place
on our streets the other day between
Ah Ilccn and Mow Leong was set
tled in the Police Court this morning,
tho former being fined 87 and costs.
, Alt. persons indebted to tho bank
rupt estate of Sun Wo Co. nre re-
quested to make immediate pay
ment, and all persons having claims
to send them to Mr. C. Bolte, as
The bark1 Caibarien left San
Francisco March 15th for this port,
with nn assorted cargo valued at
87,931. She has 1 horse, 2 cows
and' 130 hogs on board.
Mr. J.' It. AruudoJ, wife and
family were, through passengers by
the Zealaudia yesterday"e route for
Samoa and Sydney Island. During
the stay of the steamer in port this
wcllrknown(gentleman called upon a
number of his friends.
Lnvis'& Co. received by1 the Ala
meda, Cal. green, rhubarb, red cab
bage, horse radish loot, celery, cau
liflowers, 'asparagus, salmon, crabs,
flounders, shad, oysters in tin and
shells, apples, dried figs and sardclls,
all in good order. Call early if j'ou
LATEST FOREIGN NEWS.
President Cleveland on Maroh Gth
sent the following nominations for his
Cabinet to the Senate : Secretary of
State, Thomas F. Bayard of Dela
ware; Secretary of the Treasury,
Daniel Manning of New York ; Sec
retary of War, William C. Endicott
of Massachusetts ; Secretary of the
Navy, William C. Whitney of New
Yoik; Secretary of the Interior, L
Q. C. .Lamar of Mississippi ; Postmaster-General,'
William F. Vilas of
Wisconsiti; Attorney-General, A. H.
Garland of .Arkansas.
Mr. Blaine called upon President
Cleveland on tha 13th, at the latter' a
request. The meeting was a hearty
one, and the two gentlemen we're
closeted together for nearly an hour.
On the following day Mrs. Blaine,
accompanied by her son Walker and
her daughter Margaret, attended
Miss Cleveland's reception. Miss
Cleveland had never met cither of
(the.m bef pro and the ,color came to
her faco V(hen Mrs. Blaine was pre
sented. Miss Cleveland made their
short stay at the White House -very
pleasant, paying them the most dis
tinguished attention. Soon af tr the
Blaines left Mrs. Logan passed in
and was piesented. The calls of
Mrs. Blaine aud Mrs. Xogan caused
a sensation in political circles. Mr.
Blaine was to have given a dinner to
tho President lost week.
Leoni, "king of the air," fell
from n wire on which ho was giving
a walking exhibition in the strcst at
Stockton, Cal., on the 14th, and
died from his injuries an hour later.
He was about 34 years of age and
had been in the show business about
twenty years. His true name was
A Now York despatch of March
li th bays Gen. Grant's disease has
passed the period of quiescence.
Ulceration has begun in tho roof of
his mouth, so that the cancer will
now make constant aud fatal pro
gress. Life with the Grant family
has Buttled down to n quietness aud
regularity that wait tho coming
cvont. lie lives every day in tho
quietest possible manner, avoiding
everything that would have a tcn
donoy to lower thu tono of his Bys
tcm or to induce weakness. His
great dilllculty has been to got sulll
cicnt sleep, and he lias not had n
good night's rest for more than a
week. He sleeps best after daylight,
when he drops into a slumber that
lasts from two to four hours. In
conversation ho seldom alludes to
himself, and when ho docs it is al
ways with an expression of confi
dence and reliance. His mind natu
rally clings to the belief that some
power still remains unshuttered and
he cannot get accustomed to the
idea that ho is being beaten in a fair
A large mass meeting of citizona
assembled in Tucson, Arizona,
14th, to express their indignation
over the work of the Territorial
Legislature, which adjourned the
previous day after a sixty days'
session. Strong resolutions were
adopted denouncing its venality, ex
travaganco and jobbery. Over a
million dollars in subsidies have
been granted to various schemes
$10,000 to build an insane asylum,
over 8700,000 to railroad projects,
and 8300,000 to other questionable
schemes. Although there only 3G
members, the appropriation for
clerks was $10,000, and for session
al printing 820,000. The lavish
subsidy bills showed unmistakable
signs of jobbery. County courts
wore crcatedagainst the protests of1
the people, increasing the taxes of
many of the counties over 815,000
per year. Much feeling was ex
pressed against the Governor for
signing the obnoxious bills. Reso
lutions were adopted asking Con
gress to annul the laws. Both par
ties participated in the indignation
President Barrios of Guatemala
is trying to effect a forcible union of
the Central Amancan States. Nica
ragua, Costa Rica, and San Salvador
protest against Guatemala's action,
not out of hostility to a federal
union, but because they do not
relish dictatorial methods for accom
plishing that object. The United
States Secretary of the Navy on the
14th directed by telegraph the com
manders of tho Waehusett and
Shenandoah of the North Atlantic
squadron, now near New Orleans,
to proceed at once to Central
America. The commanders of three
vessels of the squadron remaining
neanNew Orleans were directed to
hold themselves in readiness to
execute a similar order! Of the
North Atlantic squadron three ves
sels tho Galena, Powhattan and
Swatara are now in Central Ameri
can waters. The entire squadron
will be held subject to orders from'
Washington. These movemonts are
understood to have direct reference
to the endeavor of Gen. Barrios, to
make himself "supreme military
chief of Central America." Tlte
Government of Mexico has assumed
a decided attitudo in favor of the
autonomy of San Salvador, Nicara
gua, and Costa Rica, against the
threatened usurpation of President
Barrios. Mexico's sympathy has
excited great enthusiasm, throughout
the three republics, whose people
arc determined to resist th domina
tion of Barrios. City of Mexico
newspapers arc advocating the send
ing of the Mexican army, if neces
sary, to put Barrios down.
The complaints of the Chilian
Government against Nctto, Presi
dent of the International Arbitration
Court on Peruvian War Claims, have
been admitted as well founded, and
tho Brazilian Emperor has deposed
Netto. The dccisi6ns altogether
assess Chili for $29,000,000 damages
in favor of Peru.
A Quebec despatch of the 14th
says Archbishop Taschoreau wroto
to the Irish National Association
protesting against the carrying of
American flags in tho St. Patrick's
Day procession, on the ground that
such action would bo misunderstood
and taken as oridence of disloyalty,
and as signifying that the Irisl
people of Canada favored annex
ation, A crowded meeting of Irish
men, to consider his Grace's letter,
adopted a resolution deciding to
carry the American flag and respect
fully representing to the Archbishop
that nothing of a political character
wan inlonddd by It, and that tho St.
John tho Baptist and other national
societies similarly honored the stars
and stripes. A prominent Irishman
protested against disavowing the
political import of tho American
flag in tho procession, mid said If a
vote was taken HO percent of all
present would be found to favor
The British Columbia authorities
are enforcing tho Provincial law
against the admission of the Chinese.
Thu Canadian Pacific Railway
Company has abandoned its surveys
between Port Moody and Coal Har
bor. The abandonment of the lat
ter port as the terminus is attributed
to the Dominion Government having
refused to advance a further sum of
money to the Company, which is
alleged to be in financial straits.
Land speculators who gobbled up
the ground at Coal Harbor in antici
pation of that being the Pacific
terminus are excited over the unen
viable position in which the change
The Gordon Memorial Committee
met at the Mansion House, London,
on the 14th. Among those present
wen the Prince of Wales, the Dukes
of Edinburgh and Cambridge, and
Earl. Granville. The committee de
cided that the memorial be a great
hospital and.sanitarium, to.be erect
ed at Port Said and open to the peo
ple of all nations of the earth.
Gen. Ferrari lias left Italy on a
mission to King John of Abyssinia.
It is probably on the Soudan busi
ness, as tho Abyssinians and the
Soudanese are old enemies.
Continental diplomats arc discus
sing the French aud Russian allianco
agiunst England. They assert that
such an alliance would bo especially
advantageous to both these coun
tries, particularly if France is in a
mess with China when war is decided
upon in Afghanistan. Tho Pall
3fall Gazette of the 14 th indorses
the soundness of this theory and
urges it as an additional reason for
the speedy strengthening of the
navy, which, it says, despite official
pledges to the contrary, has virtually
The Austrian . Government lias
sounded the Powers signatory to the
Berlin treaty on the annexation of
Bosnia by Austria and the abolition
of the nominal suzerainty at present
held by the Porte. It is given out
that Bismarck' supports Austria.
ENGLAND AND RUSSIA.
In the House of Commons, on the
13th, Mr. Gladstone announced that
an agreement had been arrived at
betweeni Russia and England, by
the terms of which neither Russian
nor Afghan forces would advance
further on either side of the fron
tier. In reply to a question by Sir
Stafford Northcote, as to whether
the agreement was permanent or a
temporary arrangement, Mr. Glad
stone said, and the remark was
greeted with laughter, that the
agreement was to last as long as
thero was occasion for it.
Conservatives in England de
nounce tho terms of the arrange
ment with Russia. Tho Liberal
press admit that it is a virtual sur
render to Russia of tho frontier
There is a widespread feeling in
Europe that war will bo staved off.
It is thought Eussia will not dcclaro
war. The Czar has said that only
tiic wiiucsc dreamer coum appre
hend war over tho frontier question.
England, with the Soudan trouble
ou her bauds, would not declare war
except for very grave cause. Mean
while, the Russians nre hurrying
troops by all lines communicatiug
with the Afghan frontier, and tho
English aro rapidly massing their
forces at tho mouths of tho passes
leading from India. . Both English
officials and generals of tho army in
India have long been expecting this
crisis. Gen. Roberts and other emi
nent soldiers have been warning
anti-Russian statesmen that Lord
Dufferin's real mission to Afghanis
tan was to counteract the foe whosu
dark ways ho learned when Ambas
sador at- St. Petersburg.
The British War Department is
making great preparations for possi
ble events, Orders havo been sunt
to the Arsenals at Bombay and Ben
gal to prepare all kinds of ammuni
tion. Tho details for two army
corps were already completed at tho
date the agreement was anuouuecd.
Each will numbor 1,500 oflloors, I
30,300 mon, and 11,800 horses. An '
enormous transport Is collecting in
ll.a Tlin.Mnn 1 . fl t.l nl I ll , nflll '
mi; ximuiua, .iu i uibsiiiuum ..nit
Plymouth. The size of tho lloet far
exceeds an possible needs of the
Soudan campaign. The Woolwich
Arsenal workshops have been hur
riedly onlargcd by tho erection of
temporary structures. The work
men at the arsenal aru on double
time. Within tho two days pre
ceding latest news the war rates
paid on British vessels en route from
San Francisco and other distant
ports, and on those en route from
the Baltic and Black Sea ports had
been increased in England.
Baron do Staal, Russian Minister
in London, protested against Eng
land's active war preparations.
A London despatch of the 14th
says: Sir Peter Lumsden, British
Commissioner on tho Afghan fron
tier lino, has again changed his
camp. He lias fixed it at Zurabat,
on tho Persian side of Hcrrirood.
Sir Peter's present position is in tho
rear of the Russian advanced out
posts. As Russia claims that these
outposts aro inside the boundary
line claimed by Russia, Sir Peter's
position lias been made the subject
of official representations to the
British Government. Baron de
Stael, the Czar's Ambassador to
England, has asked the British
Government to order Lumsdcn's
camp moved within undisputed Af
ghan territory. The request has been
refused and Sir Peter instructed to
keep his present position and main
tain communication with the Afgh
ans at Robat pass.
The London Daily Telegraph in
a bitter article upon the agreement,
says : Tho two Powers are as much
at war with each other in tho eyes of
Asia as though they had already
crossed swords. Russia has struck
her blow against England by her
advance into Afghanistan. If Eng
land does not strike back, by enforc
ing her rival's retreat the Asiatic
conclusion from her quiescence will
be unhesitating, and its Asiatic
effect, wc fear, disastrous. The
races who witness this struggle are
little likely to trouble themselves
with tho diplomatic pretexts or geo
graphical controversies which may
amuse the minds of some English
politicians. They will look solely
at the broad physical and material
facts of this case, and from these
they will draw the inference that
while Russia dares to act, England
can only parley. They will regard
tho former as a, rising and the other
as a declining Power.
The latest news is a despatch from
Teheran, March 15th, giving a re
port that Sir Peter Lumsden had
arrived at Herat and that tho Afgh
ans were actively fortifying tho city.
Tho Russians occupied various strate
gic points on the way to that placo.
Merv is occupied by a battalion of
infantry, a regiment of dragoons,
and some Cossacks. At Askabad
there are about 8000 troops of all
arms. One Russian brigade and a
convoy of military stores are tn
route from the Caucasus to Aska
bad. An Askabad letter of Feb. 24lh
tells of Russian troops and stores
going forward daily to Merv. "Tho
soldiers arc previously blessed by
the priests, who tell them to fight
valiantly against the Czar's enemies.
Civilians and military men openly
discuss tha likelihood of a declara
tion of war against England. There
is great excitement here. It is
stated that Hi, 000 hoops havo been
ordered to Merv. Tho railway from
Itisil-Arvat to Merv is being pushed
with the utmost rapidity. Great
difiTeillty is experienced in inducing
workmen to go to Merv, as thej' fear
they will bo killed "by tho British or
A letter from Sarakhs, dated
March 2d, Mates that five, battalions
of Russian' infantry and three batte
ries of artillery aro en route to Bok
haia and Merv, and a small party of
Cossacks recently attempted to
tiavcisc tho Zulfikar defile, but wcio
THE SOUDAN WAR.
Gen. Graham found things not to
his mind ou his arrival at Suakim,
aud after berating officers for
blundering choice of positions and
other bad management, mado radi
cal changes in the defensivo plans.
He was Mill lame from his accident
in Cairo, aud unable to ride, but
with a oano ho manfully -tniugod
about on foot making a complcto
personal Inspection of the garrison
and outlying camps. Tho t-oldiors
hailed his advent as tho coining of a
A Loudon despatch of tho 1 1th
bays: All hands at Suakim aru
worried and excited. The constant
night attacks by Osmau Dlgna's
troops prevent all chance of Bleep,
and the necessary fatiguo and police
duly during tho day keep the
British troops fully employed. As
a sample of the vigilanco required
on the advance lino, it may be worth
while to relate the experience of
last night. About midnight the
enemy began creeping in small
parties toward the right of the
Britisli lines. Tho guards were
stationed on the right and had been
taught by bitter experience to be
ware of allowing the Arabs to come
to too close quarters. The pickets
shot iu the dark at the advancing
enemy and then fell back upon the
earthworks. The troops behind the
fortifications delivered a heavy fire
upon the unseen foe and the incident
was supposed to be ended. In the
meantime a far more serious attack
was being made upon the left of tho
British line. The enemy advanced
in the samo stealthy manner that
was employed in tho surprise on the
British right, and presently the
ground swarmed with Arabs, many
of whom were armed with excellent
rillcs. They attacked the Grenadier
Guards and were repulsed with con
siderable loss. They were rallied
again by the officers and mado an
onslaught upon the camp of tho
Bengal Lancers. A spirited skir
mish ensued, but tho lancers finally
succeeded in beating off the Arabs.
About a half-dozen of tho Indians
were killed and several wounded.
The Arabs lost about 100 men, but
managed to carry off from the field
most of their dead and wounded.
Gen. Graham was to have marched
his troops toward the interior some
time last week. His first objectivo
point would be Sinkat, but to get
there he would have to smash Osman
Digna. The lattcr's programme is
to demolish the British, occupy Sua
kim and capture all the ships that
brought the infidel dogs. After the
arrival of El Mahdi and his troops,
the combined forces would cross the
Red Sea in tho captuied British
transports to Jeddah, in Arabia.
Thence they would march to Mecca,
r where El Mahdi is to be anointed
and acclaimad the successor of Mo
hammed, lie will next proceed to
Staraboul, having behind him the
authorization of the Moslem world
and will smash the false Caliph who
occupies tho Turkish throne.
Special editions of tho London
papers were issued on the 15th, with
a rumor that Kassala had fallen and
the garrison been massacred. It
was not believed in official circles, as
despatches from Suakim received
that day made no mention of such
an occurrence. Massowah advices
to the 10th say no naws has been re- -ceived
from Kassala since March
An Alexandria despatch of the
15th says: An Arabian paper re
ports that 15,000 men in Abyssinia
arc being prepared for an advance
A Suakim despatch of March 15th
says: Gen. Ewart has arrived.
Work on the Suakim Berber rail
way has been begun. Osman Digna
lias offered to give money and stop
night attacks if the British return
tho body of his standard-bearer.
The firing last night was the heaviest
and most continuous tho Biitish
havo yet been iHibjccted to here.
General Wood ordered the com
plete evacuation of Gakdul by
March 4th. Lord Beresford's nnval
brigade was at Korli March 8th.
It was reported, March 13th, that
El Mahdi evacuated Mctemncli
through fear of an Abyssinian inva
sion. Tho House of Commons, March
'Jtli, passed votes for 3,000 addi
tional men for tho army, and JL'942,
000 for military expenses. It de
cided to chargo the cost of Indian
troops to India.
Gen. Wolseley'B health and his
eye-sight aro improving. Ho is to
go on a tour of inspection to the
Nile stations between Assouan and
Dongola. Tho troops at Korti aro
Buffering greatly for want of water.
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