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Chrlstchurch, and Wellington.
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MONDAY, JULY 13, 1885.
THIS EVENING'S DOINCS.
Yoscmitc Skating Kink 7.
Central Park Skating Kink, 7.
Harmony Lodge, I.O.O.l'., 7:30.
ANNEXATION AND SUCH.
The appearance of the Hon. Kollin
M. Daggett, ex-Minister of the
United States, on liis native strand,
with some little commission from
cither the Kine or Government of
Hawaii in his pocket, of business to
be despatched through his kindness
in Washington, has caused a discus
sion all over the Union. An idle
rumor took wing, it seems, that the
mission with -which Mr. Daggett was
charged related to the question of
annexing the group to the United
States. One not bad result of the
rumor has been the clicitation of a
variety of American sentiment re
garding the relations of the two
countries. The following editorial
remarks of the Alta California, the
chief Democratic organ of the Pacific
Coast, bode well for the policy of
the m-esent administration toward
the reciprocity treaty. They arc,
moreover, a gratifying illustration of
the change that has come over the
California press, since a few months,
in that regard. At the time the
famous exhibit by San Francisco
merchants, of the benefits of fiee
commercial intercourse, was tele
graphed to Washington, tho San
Francisco Merchant was about the
only paper on the Coast that did not
evince violent prejudice against the
treaty. Now the Alta California
The Post says the Alta makes
merry over the report that ex-Minister
Daggett is going to Washington
to interest himself in securing the
annexation of the Hawaiian Islands.
No, that is not the case. Our re
marks were in reply to the statement
that he was going on to sell the
Islands. The Post also calls atten
tion to the fact that out of fifteen
millions invested in the btigar busi
ness in the Islands, ten millions is
American capital, and that an abro
gation of the present treaty would
be ruinous to the investors. Wc
agree to all this, but wc think wc
know the treaty will never be abro
gated. A treaty which is of so much
benefit to our coast, and which in no
possible manner injures any other
section of the Union, will hardly be
abrogated. To do bo would simply
cripple our comracice, and would
look very much like vindictiveness
on the part of the Government.
Not less decided arc the utterances
of the. Call in its issue of June 5th.
The loss of revenue, upon which the
changes were so loudly rung a little
while ago, is now regarded by that
paper as trivial compared with the
importance of keeping the islands
from falling under domination 'other
than American. This is what the
Commenting upon the report that
the King of the Hawaiian Islands was
willing to sell his homestead to the
United States, an Eastern journal
says the islands would bo a source of
weakness to the United Stales, inas
much as they would lie an exposed
outpost which wc should be called
upon to defend against naval attacks.
We fail to see the forco of this ob
jection. The islands arc from their
geographical position under the pro
tection of the United States. The
Monroe doctrine applies to them
quite as forcibly as to Mexico or
Central America. The islands in
tho hands of a naval power would be
a constant menace to the American
States on the Pacific Coast. Con
siderations of this character have
justified the present reciprocity
treaty, which forms an exception to
our general commercial policy. The
few millions of revenue we lose are
ot little consequence compared with
the inevitable consequence of tho
islands falling under European in
fluences. We do not regard the an
nexation of the islands as at present
of much importance, but our obliga
tions to defend them from European
attack would hardly bo greater if
they were a part of our territory than
if they remain independent.
Ecspccting tho general policy of
the United States Government at
present, wc have Mr. Putnam, tho
new American consul hero, reported
as saying in San Francisco, on his
way to the scene of his duties, that
"the only instructions which he had
received from the State Department
tit Washington, were general in their
character and were confined practic
ally to the rules governing consular
As to the main nucstion. Mr.
Daggett himself is thus reported:
" Knowing that it was necessary for
mc to visit Washington in order to
surrender iny ministerial creden
tials, His Majesty intrusted me with
a commission to transact a few mat
ters of business for him, the import
of which would bo of interest to no
one did I feel inclined to betray the
confidence reposed in me." Mr.
Daggett was very communicative, to
a reporter of tho Alta California,
upon Hawaiian politics. Hear him :
"Well, business generally through
out the Islands is very much de
pressed, and tho Government itself
is deeply in debt, but for the first
time in many years the running ex
penses of the Government have been
kopt within the revenue received.
To be sure, the indebtedness is not
being reduced, but the demands for
interest on outstanding bonds arc
promptly met and no further indebt
edness is being incurred. Future
prospects aro brighter and more
pro-raising than over before, and, if
let alone, the present Government
will pull affairs through to a success
ful issue in the not far distant
Again, in answer to this question :
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future is so bright, there can be no
foundation for the rumor about a
project being on foot to annex the
Islands to tho United States?" Mr.
"No; not the slightest. T.he
Hawaiian people are imbued with a
strong spirit of independence, and
their Government is perfectly able
to maintain itself without assistance
from other countries, other than that
extended through commercial trea
ties. This great outcry of annexa
tion and fall of the Hawaiian throne
is wholly due to the malignancy of
the party in opposition to the Gov
ernment, who arc endeavoring to
make up for their paucity of num
bers by a great deal of noise and
bombast, with the hope that it will
lead to the fall of the party in
power, even if it carries the King
dom with it. Their efforts have
been absolutely abortive, but they
have done a great deal to injure the
reputation of the nation abroad."
The foregoing sentiments of the
cx-Minislcr of the United States at
the court of this kingdom arc, to
say the least, decidedly cool, in
view of the fact that the gentleman
was himself to some extent identi
fied with the " malignancy" in hav
ing been one of the owners of the
most violent opposition .daily news
paper in the kingdom.
them, but, regarding those that have,
tho British ofiloials havo expressed
unqualified approval. Among other
devices of land and water armament,
produced by this clover American,
are methods of shifting and direct
ing, raising and lowering, tho heavi
est ordnance, by tho 'agency of
electricity, with about as little diffi
culty as a rifle can be handled by
manual dexterity. In the United
States Maxim only attracted atten
tion to his genius, to any particular
extent, by noteworthy exploits in
electric lighting. This apparent
neglect of native genius capable of
bestowing tho highest order of ser
vice upon the nation, m the way of
strengthening its borders and in
creasing its prowess, is, perhaps, one
of the best testimonies to the policy
of peace and goodwill that the United
States is pursuing. At the same
time, pending the advent of the
good time coming, when nation shall
not lift up sword against nation, it
would bo only ordinary wisdom to
havo the Union made secure at homo
aud its name conveying wholesome
respect abroad, so far as those ob
jects can reasonably bo effected. As
in any event of war, too, the nation's
chief reliance would bo upon her
own citizens for soldiers, so in pre
parations it would bo only natural
to expect that she should not go
abroad for intellect, and inventive
genius, when men such as Maxim
arc astonishing the world with Ameri
cality of tho Coast. A heavy em
bezzler of a benevolent society's
funds in San Francisco has, accord
ing to Mr. Daggett, recently pur
chased large interests in one or
more sugar plantations, and is evi
dently making preparations for n,
long slay. Next thing may bo the
return of the embezzler to tho legis
lature, to have a hand in ' making
our laws. The country can hardly
afford to have its resources develop
ed by means of stolen capital.
TEMPLE of FA
Nos. 61, 63 and 65 Fort Street,
The news by the City of Sydney
was not of unusual interest. A
series of Conservative victories at
the polls in England is represented
as causing Liberal consternation.
General Grant is stronger. The
story that his family expected his
death any day is denied. Cholera
still holds its deadly way in Spain,
from one to two thousand new cases,
with a large proportion of fatality,
being reported daily. Russia is
said to purpose seizing Herat in the
autumn. France has adopted a con
ciliatory attitude toward England in
respect to Egyptian affairs. Max
well, the alleged murderer, has been
handed over without trouble to the
American officers at Auckland, and
will betaken to the United States
by next steamer. It is supposed a
number of the company of the
wrecked Italia, given up as lost, es
caped to land.
ARE STEEL BOILERS SAFE?
The new steamer Magncta, recent
ly constructed for tho laying and re
pairing of cables, is now supposed to
havo been lost with all on board.
Sho left tho Thames for Singapore
early in March, and has not been
heard from since leaving the Channel.
One of her boats was seen 200 miles
off Capo Finlstcrre, on the northwest
coast of Spain. It appeared to have
been properly lowered, but there was
no apparent evidence of its having
been occupied, blic was n sister ves
sel to the Elcctrn, and both were
constructed upon tho most approved
plans, and supposed to be as thor
oughly capablo of weathering any
storm as it is possible to build n ship.
The fact that her boilers were of
steel brings up the question ns to the
adaptability of this material for such
purposes. The failuic of a new steel
boiler, under a hydraulic pressure of
210 pounds, has led to an investiga
tion, under the direction of Lloyd's
Register, of the process of manipula
tion of the plates. Dr. Parker, who
conducted this examination, is of the
opinion that the plates arc injured
by unequal heating. In commenting
upon this important question, the
English Mechanic says that there
is at least ground for suspicion that
not only the Magncta but other miss
ing steamers have foundered in con
sequence of boiler explosions.
. We wish to aiwounoa the arrival of our new Summer Stock in our
which is the most complete in this city.
iJ Feathers Cleaned and Curled.5
Native Straw Sowed in all tho Styles of Hats.
500 pieces of Dress Lawns at very Low Prices.
New designs in Dress Goods, Satins & Buntings.
Ladies' Wrappers and Children's Dresses
in large varieties. A large invoice of Laces and Embroideries.
Ladies', Misses', Children's aud Infants' Hosiery
in the latest styles.
BOYS' WAISTS,:! BOYS' WAISTS !
Youths', Boys' and Children's Clothing a specialty.
JH5TNEW GOODS IN EVERY DEPARTMENT. -a
SST Call and be Convinced, "a
S. COI1N & COMPANY.
A German microseopist has dis
covered that silver coins carry in
fectious germs. So do the air we
breathe and the water. we drink.
The lesson is that public and pri
vate measures of cleanliness are
among the supremest necessities of
Some Brooklyn people don't want
the hideous Cogswell statue and
fountain removed, because the square
where it stands wes formerly a
lounging-place for men. Now it is
deserted. Brooklyn loafers must be
a more susceptible set than has been
generally supposed. New York
One hundred and forty thousand
eucalyptus trees are being planted
near Los Angeles for fuel. It is
said that an acre of them, aftor a
lapse of four or five years, will yield
as much as an acre of grapes.
Duitixo the continuance of the
Clearance Sale at the Hawaiian
Bazar, late Ten Cent Store, from
this date, a reduction of ten percent
will be allowed from all purchases of
a dollar and over. G7 lw
SUCCESSORS TO DILLINGHAM & CO. AND fJAM'L N0TT.
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
Hardware, Agricultural Implements, House Furnishing
Goods, and General Merchandise
Just received Eddy's Refrigerators and Ice Chests, ucw styles of Chandeliers
and Library Lamps, Stoves and Ranges, Kerosene Oil Stoves.
Eg-FAIRBANKS' AJST HOWE'S SCAJLJES.-S
All of which are offered upon favorable terms.
PACIFIC HARDWARE COMPANY.
Mrs. J. Rodanet
W'ISIIES to inform her customers
thill she is still at 51 Bcrctania
Street, and will continue; the dress.mak
Mg business there,
her usual low
JOHN ITT, lo. 8 Kaalnai Street.
AN INVENTOR FROM HOME.
Hiram S. Maxim, a State of Maine
man, has scored a scries of radiant
triumphs at the Inventors' Exhibi
tion, lately opened in London, Eng
land. He exhibits a machine gun,
that excels anything of the kind
before known, and besides a variety
of other important inventions in
armaments. A slow-burning powder
that England, from failure to obtain
the secret of its manufacture, has
been reluctantly compelled to buy
from Germany, under microscopic
examination by this Maine genius
has yielded up tin mystery of its
compounding, its ingredients wero
known to be the same as those of
any other powder, but to combine
them so as to produce the required
result was tho secret. Maxim ex
pects, with his knowledge of making
this particular explosive, lo be able
to revolutionize the manufacture of
shells. Although his genius has not
been adequately recognized in his
own country, this inventor is patrio
tic enough to resist any overtures
from foreign Governments which do
not allow him to give the use of his
inventions to the United States.
.Notwithstanding mc demand lor in
creased coast defenses, which is
daily becoming more Imperative in
tho Union, a system designed for
that purpose, invented by Maxim,
has received the first tokens of ap
preciation from the military authori
ties of a foreign power. Only portions
of the system havo been disclosed to
The "Treasury Statement" in this
issue will show that the national
finances are getting no better fast,
so far as regards keeping the ex
penditure within the revenue. In
brief tho quarterly exhibit shows the
country $80,000 deeper in debt,
withless than $0,000 in the Treasury.
Tho Vice-President of the Pacific
Mail Steamship Company, Mr. Lau
terbach, is reported as saying the
Company would wait until August
1st, for the United States Postmaster-General's
reply to their proposi
tion to carry the mails for twenty
five cents a mile, and if no agree
ment is then arrived at, no United
States mails will be carried by them.
For .Tuluit via Lciricp, Mar.
shall Islands, connecting with
Gilbert nnd Caroline Inlands.
&f Tho fine Al Clipper Tern KE
ATJ IIOU, A. Lovcll, Muster, will sail
for tho nbove poru on or ahout the 17lh
of July. For freight or passage apply
PACIFIC NAVIGATION CO.,
or to the Captain on board. TO td
c. j. McCarthy
Has just received
Another lot of
Mr. Putnam, the new American
Consul, is a direct descendant of
the illustrious Israel Putnam of
Revolutionary fame, being a great
grandson of "Old Put.," who slew
the wolf in its den and distinguish
ed himself in the war of independ
ence. Tho Consul himself served
three years as a captain in the
Thirty-first Ohio Volunteer Infantry
in the war of the Rebellion be
fore being compelled to resign on
account of ill-health. He also has
had much experience as a journalist
aud as a legislator of his State and
Also, sonio fine
There is need for an enlargement
of the scope of tho extradition treaty
between the United States and Ha
waii, on the lines of tho new com
pact between the former and Canada.
These islands are becoming too
much a refuge for the fugitive ras-
THE STORE lately occupied by
Samuel Nott, in Campbell's Block,
on Fort Street. Apply to
L. A. THURSTON,
orB. F. DiLMxaiiAM.
Honolulu, April 1, 1885. 085 tf
For Rent or Sale.
The premises onNuuunu Stt-ot,
lopposito tno .mausoleum, owii
cil and lntoly occupied by
BamuclNott. Apply to
L. A. THURSTON,
:I8 Merchant St.
Honolulu, Juno 4th, 18-5. 083 tf
AVERY COMFORTABLE and con
venicnt house on ICinau street, be
tween Pensacola and Pilkoi streets, con.
mining three bedrooms, parlor, dining,
room, kitchen, pantry, bath-room,
stables, etc. Large garden. Rent, $40
per month. Possession given about
August lflth. For further paiticulurs
inquire of LYONS ifc LEVEY,
CO tf Auctioneers,
MR. II. BARBER, lalo manager of
the Astor House, bugs to announce
to his friends and the publio in general
that ho has purchased tho Saratoga
House, and will reopen on Sunday,
May 21th. First-chus board by tho
week, month or transient, Special ac
commodation for Indies and families.
Reading Parlors open for guests of tho
house. Tho coolest dining rooms in tho
city. No flies. S3 2m
Granite, Iron and Tin Ware !
Chandeliers, Lamps and Lanterns,
WATER PIPE and RUBBER HOSE,
House Keeping Goods,
TIN, COPPER AND
JOSEPH E. WISEMAN,'
The Only Recognized General Business Agent on the Hawaiian Islands.
ESTABLISHED 1 870.
Offices in Campbell's Fire-proof Buildine, 27 Merchant St,, Honolulu, H H
T. O. Box :Xf list Tolephone 17S,
REAL ESTATE AGENT Buys and sells Rnal Estato in all parts of tho King
dom. Rents Offices, Houses, Cottages and Rooms.
SOLICITING AGENT FORWILDER'S INTER-ISLAND STEAM ERS-Tour.
ists and the Traveling Public will apply to mo lor Tickets and Information to
SOLICITING AGENT FOR THE MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO. OF NEW
YORK Tho Largest, Ginndest and Soundest Institution of its kind in the
AGENT FOR THE GREAT BURLINGTON RAILWAY ROUTE IN AMERICA
Tills Route excels all other routes going Eiiet, the hconorv being the grnndo.t
the meals tho choicest nnd tho Pulnru and Dining Cars tho'handsomest and mot
EMPLOYMENT AGENT Finds Employment for all f ceking work in tho vari
ous branches of industry o-i tho Islands.
SOLICITING AGENT FOR THE CITY OF LONDON FIRE INSURANCE CO.
Tho best known Company In the Islands.
CUSTOM HOUSE BROKER Enters GoodB at Custom House, pays and disehanreB
Freight and Duty Hills under power of Attorney, 6
MONEY BROKER Loans Money at all times on first-class sccuritiy.
uiSNiinAJj mjojj'.sa auj!. i i.cgoi ropers of every description drawn. Bills
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jvum cuuixieu. mxes ana insuianco on J'ropenv looked aflcr
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Btuitiitu. jvuiu uuluilu. niAua mm iiisuiuncu on JTOpeilV lOOKCU after
Copying aud Engrossing done. Advertisements, Newspaper Article?, Corrrr-
poimnieo nnu commercial uusiness 01 every nature promptly nnd accuratc.lv
GENT FOR THE NEW MUSIC HALL AT HONOLULU-Conipunlcs abroad
will correspond with mo for terms, etc. Otdcra for Island Shells, Curioi La&
Smciincno. Native Views and Photos carefully filled and forivnnlix innii..,.
of tho World. """
tST Information appertaining to tho Islands given and all correspondence faith,
JOSEPH E. WISEMAN,
873 General Business Agent, Honolulu Hawaiian Utfmfo