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WEDNESDAY, APMh 15, ISS5.
MARDI GRAS IN NEW ORLEANS.
Shrove Tuesday, in the cillcs of
the INorlli, is known only ns u feast
in the calendar of holy days ob
served by (he Catholic and Episcopal
Churches. What is it in this Franco
American Crescent City of tho Gulf ?
Let us sec. On Sunday morning
thu streets of New Orleans, which
were already swarming Willi stran
gers, were still fuilhcr crowded by
the arrival of thousands of new
comers, each wishing to ho on hand
for the carnival festivities. On Mon
day the dense Huong swelled to
still greater pioportiuns, and it is
said that never were thciu so many
strangers in the city before.
The morning papers announced
the mandates of "Rex," the great
unknown, who presides as king of a
day. All places of business were
ordered to be closed, the streets
through which processions were to
pass to be decorated, the steamers
to obey cerium injunctions, and
various other as peremptory orders
were jjiven over the signature of
"His Most Messed Majesty, Hex.''
One hardly knew whether to ac
knowledge tliis new rule in a repub
lican country, but no choice was left
in the matter.. On attempting to go
aboard one of the twenty stoaniers
lying at the levee an olllcial promptly
blocked the way oflbc would-be
passenger, and in tins most set ions
manner declared that no boat could
leave till twelve o'clock, by older of
When twelve o'clock arrived, how
ever, the liver piesented a festive
sight. All twenty slcamcis, with
their tall, blender smoke-slacks, with
Hags and sti earners Hying, backed
out into the sticatn, and in lordly
procession escoilcd the King and
his court to the Exposition Grounds.
For two mortal hours ncurlj' 11,000
people had been waiting for his ap
proach. It was at last signaled by
the booming of cannon, the playing of
bands, and the steady tramp of sold
iers and cadets. A thousand scats had
bcon reserved upon the platform, aud
there the King and his court, with
the host of armed attendants, were
seated. The multitude cheered, the
king upon his throne bowed low, and
the rafters rang with cheers again.
A royal crown was presented and
placed upon his head. The golden
keys of the city, which had already
been given him by the Mayor, lay
upon another cushion. All about
the throne stood dukes and nobles
and military guards. The costumes
of this mock retinue were very real,
whatever the titles may have been.
They are all imported from Paris at
great expense, and the unaccustom
ed dignitaries are arrayed in them
by a professional costumer, who
makes the long journey for this pur
pose alone. Jewels and embroidery,
velvets and ermine, chain mail and
soft tunics, made a brilliant display
on the broad platform of the Music
The ' Duke of Education,"
George Soule, followed in a long
address, which was a very clever
combination of wit and wisdom, and
which contained a felicitous apos
trophe to the old Liberty Bell.
Judge Braughn, "Lord High Cham
berlain," in behalf of his Majesty,
returned thanks to his loving and
beloved subjects for their royal
This closed the public exercises,
although many ladies were present
ed to the king before the curtain was
All this fuss aud pageant, half
real and half joke, was but prelimi
nary to the festivities of the day.
There arc several clubs or secret
societies that share in pleasing the
populace at this merry time; the
"Rox Court," the "Krewc of Pro
teus," and the "Knights of Mounts, "
with others less important. Three
great balls, on as many nights, are
given by these different societies, to
which personal invitations are sent,
and where full evening dress is
absolutely required. Three street
pageants arc also important features
of the celebration, and to these the
people Hock from miles around. The
ilrst took place on Monday night,
representing in panoramathe "Myths
aud Worships of China." The
second was the Ilex procession on
Tuesday afternoon, and the third
and final the Mourns pageant on
These procession are made 141 of
about twenty "Hoats," as they arc
called. A lloat is a large, low truck,
drawn by four mules. Upon these
are built up the structures of juqUer
macho and wood, on which the
masked aud ciMumed paiticipants
ride. They sometimes tower up ns
high as the third stories of the
houses, and nro ically great curio
sities of architecture. Here and
there through tho tremulous pile iron
rods arc iixed to the truck below,
and to these rods the ridcis cling by
means of a short rope. The mules
are caparisoned, and each one is led
by a negro in costume. The whole
is lighted up by men on foot carry
ing torches ami icilectors.
The Mexican band discoursed
some excellent music ; then tho poet
laureate to tho royal court, Joaquin
Miller, approached tho king and bndo
him welcomo in tho following extra
vagant words :
" King of Kings, Kcx of Wrecks
I am deputed by Prince Hrcaux
to bid you welcome to this, your
most noble palace, on behalf of the
builders of the same, and the
Director-General of the grandest
Exposition the world has ever seen.
" Wo have gathered here all that
is good and beautiful to bid you
welcome. In the name of the 125,
000 people assemblod here 1 bid you
hail and thrice welcome.
" We have here to receive you the
sweetest musicians tho world has
ever heard, from loyal and loyal
Mexico. Wc have hero from your
Governor-General of 'California gold
and silver and 11 line quality of
brandy. AVc have hero from the
Governor-General of Louisiana the
sweetest things on this eaith pretty
women and planty of excellent
" The Carolinas send diamonds,
and also beautiful women. I wel
come you as King, iu the name of
the 100,000 people, to all these
splendors of your amplo palace.
" Mississippi is here with cotton,
and also the prettiest ladies on earth
or this side of Oregon. 1 bid 3'ou
welcome to this salubrious, land iu
the name of the 130,000 people hero.
Aud when you come here next year
the great South will have still more
ships, more men, more pretty
women, and lots more money."
The Proteus pageant occurs on
the eve of Mardi Gas, and the re
presentation of the myths and wor-'
ships of the Chinese was very good.
Imperial robes of yellow silk and
Milin, dragons, birds, pagodas, and
towers appear in profusion, each
separate "lloat" giving an allegori
cal representation. The subjects,
as announced on swinging banners,
were: Ihc ".Son of Heaven," "Cre
ation," "Tower of Eo-Keu," "Tai
tar Mausoleum," "Terrestrial
Kings," "The Grand Lama,"
"liiith of Confucius," "Festival of
Lanterns," "Ancestral Worship,"
"Temple of Fo," "The Chinese
Minerva," "Judgment of the
Dead," "In Paradise," and "Hell,"
the last including a hell of fire and
one of ice.
No expense is spared iu making
these gigantic representations as true
to the ideal as possible, but the dig
nity which such tableaux possess
iilion the stage is sadly marred by
the inevitable motion imparted by
the mules. .
The Rex procession on Tuesday
afternoon was a representation of
scenes from Scott's "Ivanhoc,"
comprising some twenty tableaux.
As in all the others, the costumes
were magnificent, but the glare of
day was too much for them. An
active imagination could fane3' that
here were pictures corresponding to
the descriptions of the famous
authors, but at the same time it was
a little bewildering to see towers,
apparently built on solid rock, tot
tering on shaky foundations. The
darkness of night was needed to
invest the scenes with more reality,
aud the Momus procession that
closed the day had some charming
illusions. "Legends of the Beauti
ful," as the moving tableaux were
culled, represented sprites of earth,
air, lire, and water, and the display
was by far the best of the three.
One has only to imagine a scene
from "lolanthe" taken from the
boards of Ihc theatre, transferred
to wheels, and drawn through the
streets, to get a fair idea of these
llic cost is fabulous. In tlic hrst
place, the highest bidder is made
Rex, he paying some thousands of
dollars for the honor. The floats and
costumes aic, of course, paid for by
the secret societies, but an idea of
the original cost may be gathered
from the fact that the whole display
was sold to the city of Dallas, Texas,
last year, as of second-hand value,
for 835,000, which was but a fraction
of the first cost. But the people de
light in it, and to thousands, it is the
one holiday in the year, the only
bright picture in their monotonous,
workaday lives. With what infinite
patience they stand for hours waiting
the approach of the perpetually de
layed procession! At least a hiin
drod thousand, it was estimated,
lined Canal Street alone en Tuesday
night men, women, and little chil
dren yes, even babies in arms ; but
the whole atmosphere was one of
patience and joyful anticipation.
Wc saw no rough pushing, no dis
order, no drunkenness, but a well
bred and courteous recognition of
the rights of others, too often lack
ing in a Northern crowd. C'orr. JV.
1'. Chrhtiun Union.
FOUK splendid White Geese. Apply
at this oillce. IKI131
"Key" Brand Gin
For Sale in quantities to suit.
Freeth & Peacock,
!ia NUUANU STREET,
Honolulu, ::;;;;: II. I
Carriage and Wagon ilaker,
King Street, near Lincoln's.
Repairing, Blacksmilhing and every description in the Carriage and Wagon
line manufactured. Estimates and drawings furnished for all Car
riagu and Wagon building. I have also got up a new kind of Buggy
Cart, which for cheapness aud practicability exceed any cart ever
brought to this country,
WITH Oil WITHOUT FOLDING TOP.
979 3m King Street, adjoining Geo.
Has Removed to
IfiM .L- L
VmvJMiRS BOOTS AND SHOES 1
or ami OO Hotel Street,
JUST RECEIVED, EX MARIPOSA, On Ice, C.ila Fresh Salmon, do Flounders,
do Rhubarb, Eastern Fresh Shad, do Oysters in shell, do Oysters in tins,
Horse Radish Roots, Fresh Gala Crabs, U.iulillowprs, Celery, Red Cabbage,
Cala Fresli Asparagus.
ALSO Not on Ice, Swiss Cheese, Cream Cheese, Mild Steele's Cheese. Bills Choice
Red Salmon, J bills do Salmon, Smoked Halibut, Kits Mackerel, Dutch
Bologna Sausages, Choice Cala Family Corned Reef, Holland Uenlng, Kegs
Family Salt Poik, Kegs CJueeu Olives, Kegs Gilt Ed ire llutter, Kits Salmon
Bellies, Cases Mackerel iu Tomntoe Sauce, Cases Salmon Bellies, Boston
Bread in 3 lb tin, Uy it; Sardelles in kegs, Sardcllcs in dus.
ALSO Green Mountain Maple Syrup, lluckin's Mock Turtle Soup, Cases Batata
ria Shrimps, Dupee Hams'Whittakur's Star Hams, Russian Caviar, Kegs
SaltWater Cucuinbois, Beakfast Bacon, Cala Dried Figs, and a complete
line of Staple and Fancy Groceries, all of which -will be sold low. Goods
delivered to all pails of the city.
Island Orders solicited. Telephone No. 2-10. 1. O. Box 297. (702
Large invoices of Goods (of all descriptions) having been received by me ,they
WILL BE SOLD AT LOWER PRICES,
Than the same quality of (Goods can be purchased elsewhere in Honolulu, and
satisfaction guaranteed. My stock consists of all kinds of AMERICAN,
ENGLISH AND SYDNEY MANUFACTURE,
Saddles, Belts, Pouches, Leggings, Saddle Cloths, School Bags, &c,
Bits, Spurs and Stirrups, &c, in Nickel and Silver Flateu
The reputation of my HOME-MADE HARNESS for supeiiority of workmanship
and material remains unchallenged during my bix years' residence here.
Thankful for the generous patronage of the past, its continuance ami increase iu
the future is respectfully solicited at the old stand.
Every Description of Job Printing
Executed with neatness and dispatch,
Daily Bulletin Steam Printing Office,
Bills of Lading
Y-A M nHRATY JdlV'-JUMi f
I would beg to notify tho public in general that
I have opened a Carriage and Wagon shop on
King Street, at the old stand of M. J. Rose,
and lately occupied by Messrs. Whitman &
Wright, where 1 am prepared to do any kind
of Carriago and Wagon work, iu a Ilrst class,
. durable and practical manner. By close and
I prompt attention to business, satisfactory
work, low and reasonable charges, I hope to
merit some of the public patronage.
W. Lincoln, Contractor aud Builder.
103 Fort Street
The Corner Harness Store
Still to the Front !
of Fort and King streets, Honolulu, II. I
li'ijyi It . oiiow varus
" snipping jiecu m
. IsOMmBe I 'WSft ,') Statements
AOEST T.0 TAKK
Acknowledgments io Labor Contracts.
Offlco with Mr. Flshbournc. 009 8m
WILDER'S S. S. CO.
E?gfe3aafc King, Commander,
Leaves Honolulu each Tuesday at
4 p.m., touching nt Lahalua, Maa
laea Bay, Makenn, Mahukona, Ka
walhae, Laupahoehoo and Ullo.
Returning, will touch at all tho
aloVo ports, arriving nt Honolulu
cneh Saturday afternoon.
, FOR KOLOA & WAIMEA,
Tho Clipper Schooner
F. Kibbling, .... Master,
Will run regularly to tho ports of
KOLOA, HANAPEPE & WA1MEA,
KAUAI. For freight or passage apply
to the Captain on board, or to the
Pacific Navigation Co.,
800 3m Cor. Nuuanu & Queen sis.
Till! PAST HAII.INQ
will run regularly
TO WAIALUA EVERY MONDAY,
Returning on Thursday, weather
For freight or passage apply to the
Captain on board, or to
Pacific Navioation Co.,
Alnlu'n, neavQiiecii Si,
C. J. IlAimni:, Proprietor.
Mouldings and F'nish always on hand.
I3P Oidcri) piomptly attended to. -in
ilai'd nitcl Sufi &tovc Wood,
034 Cut and Split ly
TTAVINQ ENLARGED THESE
Central & Commodious Stables
we are prepared to furnish first-class
turnouts with gentle horses, with or
without drivers, A line wagonette ia
Hacks t nil Hours.
day and night. Horses taken to board
by day, week, or month, on reasonable
terms. Saddle horses to let.
IIorst'H XSoug'li.t a.iil Sold,
C. W. MACFARLANE, ?Pron,g
E. R. MILES, J-rrops
020 am ESTTclcpliono No. 32.
LAINE & GO.
Have a Large Stock of the
VERY BEST HAY.
Which is offered at Lowest Market Prices
Delivered Free to any part of the City
AGENTS FOS THE
Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Go.
Agents for tho Hoover Telephone.
Commissioner of Deedsfor California
Telephone No. 147.
?v'.-' -., 5V.W
PURE, WHOLESOME. RE-
According to tho highest nml best mcdi
Manufactory, : : : No. 13 Llliha Bt
P. O. Box, 370. Telephono, 284.
JQTA11 orders receive prompt attention.
Tin, Coprjcr and Sheet Iron Worker
Plumber, Gas Fitter, &o.
Stoves and Ranges
of all kinds.
Plumbers' stock and metals,
House Furnishing Goods,
77 Chandeliers, Lamps, &o.
r." fFV&3bi. 1 X.TiTl'ft.IJjL. H.Vk
7. . - - SK" I jlWW.i II ni
C. BREWER & GO.
Oflei foi' Sale
LIST OF MICRIMSB,
E Top Carriages,
STEAM C OAL.
Com. Wood Chairs,
Fine Molasses Shooks,
Ice Chests, Nos, 2, 3, and C,
Lobsters, lib tns; Beans,31btus
Hay Cutters, Nos. 1, 2, & 3.
Fairbanks Scales, Nos. 7,8,10&11
Centrifugal Lining, 14 inch;
Uomp. Nails, 1J6, Uj Inch.
Manila Cordage, Assorted:
Galvanized Fence Staples,
FARMERS EOILSRS 20 AND 25 GALLS,;
Sisal Rope, Assoitcd.
Y. METAL SHEATHING
10, IS, 0, aa, "J and JUo.;
Hair Mattresses !
Giindstoncs, Rubber Hose,
Hide Poison, Barbed
Wire. Refined Iron,
ANNEALED FENCE WIRE,
Galvanized Screws and Washers.
Risen from lie AsIciT
LOVE'S NEW BAKERY !
MRS. LOVE desires to intimate to
her numerous old customers and
the public generally, that her bakery,
Destroyed toy DFire,
Has been restored in handsome, sub
stantial and convenient form. Shu Is
therefore prepaied to supply the largest
Plain and Fancy Bread
of tho best quality, and manufactured
by the most approved methods.
Everything in the line of a first-class
bakery will be carried on with greater
facility than before the lire.
The Lunch & Coffee Room
is also restored in more elegant style
than ever, and at ratc3 that cannot be
underbid by any restaurant.
Brick Building, 73 Nuuanu Street.
Honolulu, Dec. 12, 1884. 892
WHICH OOKB INTO
Most of the Houses
EASY RATES I
Honolulu, Jan. n, 1885.
C. O. UERGEIi, Esq.,
Agent Macnealo & Urban Safes.
It is with great pleasure that
I add my testimony to tho Fire-Proof
qualities of your Safes.
I had a small single door Maoiioalo &
Urban Safe iu last night's terrible lire
and, on opening the same thin morning
found its contents-consisting of books',
papers, and money to the amount of
1(M0-IN PERFECT CONDITION.
I am so well satisfied with the result
that I want auofher No. 3 Safe at once.
GEO. M. RAUPP,
820 Germsnia Mrket.
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