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MM' . DY AUTHORITY.
All persons aio hereby lorblddeu to
bathe In the pool at Knpoiin Falls lu
Nuuanu Valley, or In any way to delllu
the water supplying the, same or to tres.
puss on the adjacent grounds.
Any person disrogaidlng this notice
will bo piojccutcd to the full extent of
OHAS. B. WILSON,
Superintendent of Watei Woiks.
Ciias. T. Gulick,
Minister of interior.
OfUce Iiouolulu Water Works, I
y70 lm March 25th, 1885. f
BISHOP & Co., BANKERS
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.
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NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Messrs. X. M. Rothschild &Son, London.
The Commercial Hank Co., of Sydney,
Tho Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
The Bank of New Zealand: Auckland,
Christchureh, and Wellington.
The Bank of British Columbia, Vic
torlu, B. 0. and Portland, Or.
Transact a General B-inklng BiiMtie.
Plodgol to neither Boct nor Party.
Bat eiUMUhei' for tho benefit of nil.
MONDAY, APRIL 20, 1885.
THIS EVENING'S DOINGS.
Central Park Skating Kink and
Roller Coaster, afternoon and even
ing. Yosemile Skating Rink 7.
Dramatic Co., Music Hall, 7:30.
Harmony Lodge, I.O.O.F., 7:00.
As usual, upon the arrival of a
mail steamer, we give up as much
space as possible to a summary of the
most important intelligence. Upon
this occasion the news is of a pecu
liarly thrilling character. The pro
bability is that since the steamer left
San Francisco war has been declared
between two of the mightiest empires
on earth, the British and the Rus
sian. Fuithcr news by the steamer
due on Wednesday will be anxiously
awaited. News from the Soudan and
from Tonquin is in each case of an
unexpectedly tranquil nature. In
the former the Prophet's power
seems to be breaking, and in the
latter a peace arrangement has actu
ally been signed.
GKKKKAI. GKAXT STILL LIVING.
Up till April 12th General Grant
was able to walk about the house.
He was, however, in a critical condi
tion, having had attacks of hemor
rhage in the throat.
The very latest report, signed by
Dr. Douglas, dated Apiil 12th, 12.20
a. si., is as follows: General Grant
had, at 11 o'clqck, a severe paroxysm
of coughing, with a spasm of the
glottis, which was sooh relieved. He
is now sleeping. Pulse 72, temper
Senator Chaffee said, after leaving
the General on the 11th, that the
pleasant weather had not brightened
the General as much as he anticip
ated. Grant's greatest regret when
viewing the inevitable, is that he is
obliged to leave his family and life
long friends, and that the crowning
work of his life his war history
will be left incomplete and hi an
unfinished slate. Otherwise ho feels
that his life-work and mibsion is
fulfilled and he is piepated to leave.
Queen Victoiia sent an expression
of her sympathies as follows : "Aix-m:s-Bains,
April 8, 1885. Mrs.
Gen. Grant, jSTe,v, York: The
Queen, who feels deeply for you in
your anxieties, commands mo to
inquire after Gen. Grant. Dow
agi:u Makciiionkss ok Fi,v."
Tho following teply was sent:
l Murctionesn of J'Jhj, Alx-les-Jiuinu:
Mrs. Giant thanks the
Queen for her sympathy, and directs
me to say that General Grant is no
better. Coi.. Gkant."
William Donovan, of Klniira, win
ner of the recent six-day roller skat
ing match, died at the Putnam
Jlouse, New York, April 10th, from
n. relapse after an attack of pneu
monia, Ex-Judge Porter, the distinguished
lawyer and jurist, was stricken with
paralysis on April 11th, while at
tending on his dying brother-in-law,
John K. Cramer) of Watcifoid, New
York. The case is deemed hopeless.
Judge Porter won great distinction
in his argument before tho Sonata
Committee in the Trinity Church
case, in bis successful defense of
Horace Greeley when sued for libel
by DoWitt C. Littlojobn, and for
his success in tho great case of the
Metropolitan Bank on the constitu
tionality of the Legal Tender Act.
Among his other notable cases were
his successful defense of General
Babcock, Grant's Private Secretnry ;
his patt in the defense in the Tilton
Bcecher case, and hie conduct ot
the prosecution of Guitcau, the
assassin of Garfield.
Ten miners' were hopelessly en
tombed in colliery at Shenandoah,
Pa., on April Gth. They all had
lion. John F. Finertyj ex-Member
of Congress, and suvcral other
persons, were howled down and pelt
ed with rotten eggs, when they at
tempted to address a meeting in
Chicago, April oth.
Mr. Frelinghuysen, ex-Secretary
of State, is in a dying condition at
Newatk, New Jersey.
The first steel ship ever built on
the Pacific Coast was launched from
the yard of the Union Iron Works,
at the Portrcro, San Francisco Bay,
on April 2nd. She is a screw
steamer of 750 tons, built for the
Newport Coal Company, and called
On April 2nd, among other nomi
nations, the Senate confirmed that
of George W. Merrill, as Minister
to the Hawaiian Islands.
For the first time in the history of
Rhode Island, the Republicans have
nominated a colored man the Rev.
Mahlon Van Home for Represen
tative in the Legislature.
Francisco Jesus Lcvcrnas, a
Mexican,' has been sentenced, at
Merced, Cal., to the State Prison
for thirty years, for indecent assault.
THE SOUDAN WAK.
On April 3rd General Graham
captured Tamai, with a loss of only
one killed and twelve wounded.
During a 15 hours' march the pre
vious da' only seven fell out of the
A Dongola despatch of the Oth
says the Mahdi has been severely
defeated at El Obeid.
A few skirmishes constitute all the
other fighting reported.
Gen. Wolseley arrived at AVady
Haifa on the Gth, and was expected
The Australians are, with the
Coldstream Guaids, fortifying and
General Stephenson, commanding
the British forces on the Nile above
Cairo, reports to the Government
that it will be practically impossi
ble to move the British troops from
Dongola during the summer, be
cause they would have to proceed
so slowly. The Nile, he says, is not
navigable from March to July, and
deprived of water transportation,
the soldiers would have to march
along the river banks over moun
tain spurs, bare rocks and shelter
less bluffs, under a sun that would
be simply destructive.
ENGLAND AND RUSSIA.
A ItATTLR OK THE KRONTIEK.
Negotiations between England and
Russia were proceeding in the same
way as at last previousadvices, Russia
showing an apparent disposition to
make concessions for peace, until
the l)th inst., when England was
startled and aroused by the news
that a battle had taken place be
tween the Russians and the Afghans.
Sir Peter Lumsden, the English
Boundary Commissioner, sent a des
patch, saying, "A large force of
Russians from Pul-i-Khisti made a
severe attack upon the Afghan out
posts at Penjdeh." At this most
important point the despatch was
broken off, evidently through cut
ting of the wires. It was decided
that Sir Peter Lumsden had goue at
once to Gulran for the purpose of
remaining on guard at Robat Pass,
on the road to Herat. This surmise
was proved correct by tho receipt,
later in the day, of a despatch from
Sir Peter at Gulran, which stated
ollicially that the Russians attacked
the Afghans entrenched at Penjdeh
and slaughtered 200 of the garrison.
Seventy thousand Biitish and In
diaus, now stationed along or near
the northern Indian frontier, may,
it is thought, reach Herat in time to
prevent the capture of that import
ant point by tho Russians.
A JIUSSIAN JtEPOnT.
The Official Messenger of St.
Petersburg published tho following
account of the affair: "General
Komnroff reports that in conse
quence of hostile manifestations by
the Afghans he wns compelled to
attack them. The Afghans were
posted on both banks of tho river
Kushk in fortified positions. The
fight occurred on the 30th of last
month. The Afghan forces consist
ed of 4,000 men with eight guns.
They were defeated with tho loss of
500 men, all their artillery, two
standards and their entire camp out
fit. AH the provisions of the Af
ghans were captured. Tho Russian
loss was 3 subalterns and 10 soldiers
killed and 29 wounded. When the
lighting wns ended General Karna
roff returned across the river to the
positions liohad formerly occupied."
The Ministry hold a meeting of
two hours beforo making any an
nouncement in Parliament. Mr.
Gladstone, in the IIouso of Com
mons, said that on Saturday tho
Cabinet had decided Russia's pro
posal to accept the zone of survey
marked out by England, provided it
was extended southward to includo
the Paropnmisson range of moun
tains, was unsatisfactory. Within
tho past twenty-four hours, however,
a subsequent communication had
been received from Russia, and this
appeared, in the opinion of the
Government, to place tho matter in
a more hopeful position. Question
ed as to what this communication
was, ho declined to make any fur
ther statement in view of the grave
occurrence just reported. Mr.
Gladstone, continuing, said it was
evident the Russians had attacked
the Afghans, after having made
every endeavor to induce the Af
ghans to begin the fight. It was
apparent, though, that after the
battle the Russians had retired to
their former position, or, at least, to
the left bank of tho Kushk River,
which might be equivalent to such
retirement. Capt. Yates had talked
to a Russian chief of staff about the
conduct of tho Russian soldiers, in
attempting to force the Afghan
picket lines repeatedly before the
light, being a violation of the
Russian agreement to not advance
pending the outcome of negotiations.
The Russian ofllcer knew nothing of
such agreement, nor of tho oflioial
despatch from St. Petersburg to
London, March 1 7th, assuring Eng
land that orders would be at once
sent to the Russian olllcers at the
front, directing them to forbid atvy
advance and do all in their power to
prevent provocation of the Afghans.
Mr. Gladstone said England had
kept her pait of this agreement. Up
to March 30th, at least, the Afghans
made no advance nor any forward
movement of any kind so far as the
information possessed by the Minis
ters went. The Government, Glad
stone stated, must regard the attack
by the Russians upon Penjdeh as
unprovoked. The Government had
asked an explanation of this attack
from Russia, but of course sufllcicnt
time had not yet elapsed for the re
ceipt of an answer. Sir Edward
Thornton, British Ambassador to
St. Petersburg, had, however, last
night telegraphed that Do Giers,
Russian Prime Minister, expressed
for himself and for the Czar the
earnest hope that this unhappy in
cident might not prevent tho con
tinuation of the negotiations for
peace. This remark was greeted
with shouts and derisive laughter. ,
Replying to further enquiries, Mr.
Gladstone said that there was some
confusion as to whether the Russians
had occupied Penjdeh. Sir Edward
Thornton, English Minister at St.
Petersburg, reported that De Giers
had said the Russians did not occupy
A NEW PHASE.
Later in the evening, Mr. Glad
stone, on the strength of a fresh
despatch from Sir Peter Lumsden,
modified his previous statement that
the Afghans had made no advance
either before or after March 17th.
Sir Peter now said, "that when
the Russians threatened an attack
ou the Afghan position by an ad
vance in fore on Ak-Tep, the Af
ghans threw out a videttc and ex
tended their pickets to Pul-i-Khusti,
on the left bank of the Kushk River,
and gradually strengthened this po
sition, until, on March 30th, tho
bulk of their force had been trans
ferred across the river. Sir Peter
Lumsden is of the opinion the move
ment docs not constitute an actual
advance on the part of the Afghans,
but merely the occupation of a more
advantageous military position."
In addition to this information, a
letter from Meshed, dated March 7,
tells of an Afghan force from Herat
having driven tho Russian troops
from the Zulfigar pass. Forty Rus
sian soldiers and two officers were
driven to seek rcf ugo on the Persian
bide of the Hcrirud River. M. Lcs
sar, the Russian-Afghan Boundary
Commissioner, at present in London,
said if the news was true it afforded
a complete explanation of General
Kamaroff 's attack on the Afghans at
The anti-Russian feeling in both
parties in the House of Commons
amounts to a passion. If Russia's
explanation of tho attack on the
Afghans be delayed or be incom
plete, the British Government will
lie forced to declare war or resign.
Consols fell 5 percent on tho re
ceipt of the news of tljo battle, which
equals the fall in consols at the
opening of tho Crimean war.
It is stated that the orders to stop
the advance of Russian troops, pro
mised England to bo issued, were
delayed by the Russian authorities
to give General Komaroff time to
attack tho Afghans.
General Wolseley is said to havo
been ordered to withdraw one-third
of his force from the Soudan for
service elsewhere. A confirmed re
port is that England has invited
Italy to occupy Cairo and the
An alliance between Russia and
Turkey is considered probablo in I
St. Petersburg, and tho Mussulmans '
in tlio Caucasus aro convinced l ur
key is on tho sido of Russia. Tho
latest is that Turkey, ou tho advico
of Bismarck, will remain neutral.
All the leading London papers
agree that war is scarcely avoidable.
The Government is determined to
accept no more assurances of n de
sire for peaco on the part of Russia,
unless they aro accompanied by a
withdrawal of troops from the dis
puted territory. War preparations
arc being accelerated with all possi
Part of the British squadron in
Chinese waters hns been ordered to
rendezvous at Port Hnrailton, an
island in tho Corcan Archipelago
rccsutly taken possession of by Eng
land witli the consent of China. As
Port Hamilton commands the en
trance to the Sen of Japan, and
largely commands the way to the
Russian ports on the Pacific, this
order lias been issued, it is believed,
with a view to attack Vladivostock
if war witli Russia is declared.
An order for six fast iron cruisers
of the Esmeralda pattern has been
received in Philadelphia, it is be
lieved from Russia. The Esmeralda
is regarded as the highest type of
war vessel that floats. It was built
for Chili in England by Sir William
Armstrong, and is about '1,000 tons.
It is stated in Washington, on the
authority of a naval ofllcer, that the
Russian' Minister to the United
States lias endeavored to bcciuc the
services of a naval olllcer there in
purchasing a number of the small
vessels used between San Francisco
and Sandwich Islands in the trans
portation of sugar. The vessels arc
to be used, the olllcer says, in prey
ing upon English commerce in
Japanese and Indian waters should
war be declared between Russia and
Both Russia and England aro
busily engaged in correspondence
with other powers, and are actively
courting alliances. If English nego
tiations with Turkey succeed, the
most important immediate icsult will
bo the opening of Dardanelles to tho
British-Indian detachments of
troops, under command of General
Stewart, arc marching to Quettah.
Aj'oub Khan, cx-Amcer of Afghan
istan, has" been arrested by the
Persian authorities, on demand of
the British Minister at Teheran, be
cause it was thought he meditated
flight into his old dominions for the
purpose of stirring up his former
subjects against Abdurrahman Khan,
present ruler, and in favor of Russia.
Tho repoit is corroborated, and it is
stated that Ayoub Khan had ar
ranged to go to Askabad and there
join the Russian troops, whom he
meant to accompany into Afghanis
tan, where he intended to set up his
claims to the present Ameer's
The Russian Minister of War,
speaking to a circle of officers in St.
Petersburg on April 11th, said he
had the assurance of the Czar that
the Russsian troops might advanco,
but they would never retire.
A despatch from St. Petersburg
says that decorations and rewards
have already been conferred by tele
graph on the Russian olllcers and
soldiers who took part in the battle
with the Afghans.
The Presidency of Bengal has.
offered $3,500,000 to aid in preserv
ing tho integrity of the British
The accounts of Afghan losses in
the recent engagement are conflict
ing. It is asserted that some hun
dred Afghans were literally mas
sacred. Sir Peter Lumsden has
broken camp at Gulran and is
marching on Tirptil, a station on the
IIcri-Rud, near Kusan. The force
was overtaken on the march by a
severe snowstorm, which caused
several deaths and great suffering
among the retinue.
British supplies going through the
Bolan Pass arc to bo increased from
100 to 200 tons daily.
War risks have greatly risen ou
British vessels. Members of the
British army reserve in Canada, who
number 4,000, are ordered to return
There is great excitement in the
money and produce markets of
Europe and America, over the war
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ing, 8, Good. A, Lately, fi, To glo
NUSIEWC'AI, r.NIGMA. I.
I am a word of sis letters.
My 4, 2, 1, Is part of the body.
My 5, 0, 3, Is n bird.
My whole is seen in every house.
NUMKIUCAL ENIGMA. II.
I nm composed of two sjllablas, con
taining eleven letters.
My 1,2, 0,10, 4, IsaHsh.
My 7, 11, a, is a fruit.
My C, 8, 5, is necessary to all.
My wholo is a gieat man's name.
ANSWEKS TO LAST I'UZZLES.
To transposition Loaf-foul,
To Numerical eulgina Hawaiian
Answer to'enlgma received fiom A.
GRAND OPENING I
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Nos. 61, 63 and
S. COHN & CO. beg to announce to tho public that thty will open
their New Store, foimorly occupied by Messrs. Richnrdson & Co. with
the most fashionable and complete stock of
Mins ClotliM & FiuisliiM Goods.
While trying to please and cater to the wants of our Gentlemen pa
trons, we have also remembered the LADIES, and have opened the
finest, most complete and fasionable
At the head of w hich reigns the celebrated MISS BURKE, a Lady
whose experience alone should recommend her to the patronage of
every Lady in Honolulu. Particular attention is called to our Stock
of Milliner' Goods, which is, without exception, the finest ever im
ported to these Islands. All wo ask is a call on our Grand Opening
Days which will be sufllcicnt to prove our assertion.
JOSEPH E. WISEMAN,
The Only Hecognized Gcneial Business Agent on tho Hawaiian Islands.
KSTABL1SHED 1 &Y&.
Offices in Campbell's Fire-proof Buildine:, 27 Merchant St,, Honolulu, H. I
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dom. Hents Offices, Houses, Cottages and Rooms.
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ous brandies of industiy on the Islands.
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The bet known Company in the Islands.
CUSTOM HOUSE BROKER Enters Goods at Custom Home, pavs and discharges
Ei eight and Duty Bills under power, of Attorney.
MONEY BROKER Loans Money at all times ou firt-clui-8 nxuiitiv.
GENERAL BUSINESS AGENT-Legal Papei s of every description draw n. Bills
Distributed and Collected. Books and Accounts kept and adjusted. Records
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Copying and Engrossing done. Advertisements, Newspaper Articles Corres
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Specimens, Native Views and PUoto3 carefully filled and forwarded to all parts
of the World.
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JOSEPH E. WISE3KAS,
873 General Business Agent, Honolulu Hawaiian Islands.
FOR MAN and wife, with accommo
dation to cook for themselves, or
beard with tho family. Apply at 167
Nuuinu Sticet. 070 If
THE STORE lately occupied by
Samuel Noll, in Campbell's Block,
on Fort Sued. Applv to
L. A. THURSTON,
or B. F. Dillingham.
Honolulu, April 1, 1885. 035 tf
THE UNDERSIGNED, having heaid
their brother, Y. ALAU, intends
marrying in this country, desire to in
form all concerned that 'he is engaged
to a woman in China. AH WA,
Honolulu, March 10th, 1885. 073 2m
For Sale or Exchange.
rpiIE HOUSE and premises No. 210
X King St., owned and occupied by
II. N. McChesney, Esq. This desirable
icsidcnce will bo sold or exchanged for
Improved or unimproved property. For
particulars apply to
092 2w AVKHY i. PALMER.
ON ACCOUNT of dcpailuro liom
the Kingdom, all persons owing
mo me requested to make immediato
p lymciit to L. A. 'I IIURS'I ON, 88 Mer.
chant Street, who has a full power of
attorney to transact all bus-iness for mo
in my absence. He is autlioi ized to re
ceipt for all moneys due mo, and to en.
force payment of unpaid claims.
Honolulu, March I'.l, ifiST. liCQ 2m
A Beautiful Seaside Resort
MRS. A. F. MORRIS takes plcasuio
in announcing that she 1ms leased
Tho Beautiful Scasldo Rcsldcnco
Of Mr. Allen Herbert, at WAIKIKI,
Honolulu' fanioii mmmcr icsorl.and
isprepuied to aciomiuodatu putties tic.
eirous of enjoying thu balmy air, unsiir
passed sea-bathing, and tropical rc-M and
quirt of thin charming place. Evciy
iaellity is olleml for tho perfect enjov
ment of this ideal walciing place. By
special arrangement Dodd's Line of
'Busses will tuko passengcis to the en.
trimtoof the place, when two ormoio
For terms etc., apply to Mr. Congdon,
'I elephono No. 1102, Queen St., Honolulu,
or to the undesigned, at tho residence.
MltN. A. 1 9IOIUUB.
Wulkikl Telephone, No. 357. Lessee.
65 Fort Street,
, .20th, &'
Open every Afternoon from 2 lo 5
and each Evening from "ifrf to 9,
mission 25 Cts.
Skates Frco in Afternoons.
Tuesday ana Friday Nights,
The ELITE CLUB Meets, and only
Ladies Admitted Free,
ON NKATES 5 CEXTH.
Roller Ooaster Runs
Monday, Thuisday & Saturday Nights.
A FINE dwelling lot of over
four acres area on Nuuanu
Avenue, adjoining F.A. Schao.
l'cr's, E-q., with ancient water
lights in addition to Govern.
ment water privilege, well fenced and
improved. Applv to
JOHN II. PATY,
or to J. E. Wiseman, Geneial Business
Agent. 978 lm
Building Lots for Sale.
SEVERAL building lots for fale or
rent at Kapalnma, near the Niuhe
lewai bridge, on the Ewa side of tho
lann leading lo Austin's estate. Easy
terms. Apply lo W. C. AC11I,
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Now York to Honolulu Direct,
on or about JUNK 15. I'.uiius wishing
to avail themselves u! this (!n opportu.
nity should forward orders us early as
CASTLE & COOKE, Agents.
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rpili: HOUSE and premUes bitttated
X In -Nuuanu Valley, opposite the
Royal 'Mausoleum belonging to and
lecently occupied bv Samuel Nott. For
particulars, apply t
L. A. THURSTON,
rr , , ,. . 8S Merchant St.
Honolulu, March 31, 1835, 9it tf