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R TUESDAY, JAN. fi, 1880.
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THE PAST YEAR.
Labor immigration from the fresh
Held of Japan lias been success
fully eoiulucteil on a pretty larsjo
scale by the Government. Nearly
two thousand of this nationality have
been Imported, and iu jreuer.d hw
given satisfaction on tW ptautatic.
'I'll ere lias beu ow twttbbr wftfc
them here d tUf. Uw. Apyjor
ently, to ttw intoiUtaMtf JE &
of seaport jwims: fctf kdroNS-
drawn from. $Lt Jtp&tbm'h -triets
wf Jtupiui Vlwy nc. I)iwc
a poeutiur ww dmill witfii. wriis
itiir cowidUBirtuiii tin tdiuih linbittt
and fcitw wJliUlb hut null bimiii
Parliament j" on his return homo
paying n high tribute in the press to
the natural attractions and social
institutions of thii kingdom, l'rof.
Agassi?, gave a profound disquisi
tion from the platform on "The
Theory of Coral Hoofs." Gent.
Van llurcii, t. S. Consul-General
iu Japan, gave us a timely lecture
on "Japan and the Japanese," just
after the arrival of the first Instal
ment of Japanese labor Immigration.
Hev. Dr. Uapper, a veteran Ameri
ciu tuiUnury to China, preached
MfvwAl tunes iu uio Longregauoniw
vkmcvkit. gtviuc interesting accounts
oi th i;ik'1,s prvgres in the Orient.
Ksv. Robert McKeuzic, of San Fran
(fi.'A. tcvtwrwl very entertainingly
wit, ulinf ywttfciritie- of his eountry
iimwuk. S.-cuvh. Mrs. llamnson, a
I wwudfcn at tid-tYide reputation,
! cii(JM.'lwi a. ou of evangelistic
I hijchwch iu. tW Kawaiahao church,
1 Iimwti(? a. Ktusw intluence behind
! ljuij. icd FJphiustone with a party
lweeacy. tiii attuuifll Hi. uiliwr 'in
octwdhiliuiim. Ml Hl dlllluultlti 1 uft BjiaBnid ftKtj isited the Vol
tkut Qccunml with tltuuii tltu iiu--&.
tooawd up. hut din'' iw.jiimiiiti
toete ytiiun n slnm thut 'ho ntliuir
hm of xpifuiiili.liMmnu-ti iiit-pwliii"
was wt pn.enhod by tint Mflindli'
Govwumuiifc. bud viilimliii'ily .'uu
ceded, fey W UiiuuluiiWi)vjr.iiiiii!iili..
by way of fuUillimj: ulediit;- iii o
good treatment; to Jo-pawe ituaii
cruttt, and of avoiding diplomatic
diseuswu of trijliug grievuaws.
But a aciU pcoportioa of the Japa
nese arrived were wouwn. ThU
ground of objecttwi. a strong one
urged gaiut Chinese immigration,
is promised to be diminished in the
importations from Japan expected
early thi year. One shipload of
Voriiimioso laborers, who come
largely in families has arrived
during the year, and the Govern
ment announces a purpose of intro
ducing more of this nationality, at
the desire of some planters. Oppo
sition to Chinese immigration appar
ently increased during the year.
Although they are highly valued on
the plantations, the trouble is they
do not stay there, but swarm in the
towns and environs when their con
tracts are up, whore they arc gradu
ally absorbing trade and industry,
' and displacing white people and the
native race. Notwithstanding the
law forbidding the landing of more
than twenty-live Chinese from one
vessel, excepting those who are
certified to have been here before,
there has been a largo excess of
arrivals over departures of this
nationality during the year.
The currency question was the
weightiest matter on the public
mind at the opening of the year.
' On the 1st of December previous
American gold was established as
the only legal tender for sums over
ten dollars, and the Government
was required to redeem all outstand
ing silver certificates, except thoe
of ten dollars, in that coin. For a
short time the process of redemp
tion went on, the resources of the
Government soon proving inade
' (junto, and with early suspension of
gold payments at the Treasury the
twenty-dollar certificates went to
swell the superfluous volume of
silver circulation. A long but fruit
less series of negotiations between
the Government and the Chamber
of Commerce only loft the question
iu a most unsatisfactory state. Those
in a position to do so, exact gold
from their debtors; whilo others,
( whether having to make their pay
ments mainly in gold, or otherwise,
must bo content with the depreciated
silver. This compels u ju'cmium on
gold, forming a heavy tax iqion the
community, Irom wlneli those in a
position to do brokerage business
alone derive benefit. There is no
doubt that the failure of the Gov
ernment to observe the mandates of
the currency law has proved a
serious detriment to business and
laid an onerous burden upon the
Those Islands have been highly
favored with visitations from for
eigners of more or less eminence.
Jinny of them delighted the largo
cosmopolitan audiences with which
Honolulu astonishes most new visi
tors, by lectures upon the wonders
of the world and of nature that
they were familiar with by travel
and investigation. Prof. Wayland,
of Oberlin, spent a prolonged holi
day here, and lectured on "Dis
rttdj, Gladstone, and tho English
uiiii; ami tarried a while at our
Hiijcl.l&iel ; also, ex-Gov. Downey
oft VuffiJwrMa. llev. J. llcmjiliill, a
nutyift cxatoc of l'hiladeljihia. cdi
(iu',l ltge congregations with wcll
!imd!il and impressively-delivered
(ii-cowrses. Mr. P. Petrovitz, an
artist of the Hoyal Academy, so
journed some weeks among the
pedtus, leaving behind, among other
souveuirs. an artistic portrait of His
Majesty. Mr. Klisha II. Allen,
Hawaiian Consul-Gencral at New
York, brother of Col. Y. F. Allen,
of Honolulu, spent some time on the
Wands, bearing away a royal decor
ation in recognition of his signal
services to the kingdom. Mr. Arthur
Drown, a great Fnglish traveller,
delighted an audience with a de
scription of tho Yoscmitc and its
wonders. Major Dane, of Doston,
gave a series of powerful lectures,
describing travels in Hurope, a visit
to Constantinople, the naval battles
of the rebellion, and Grant, going
fiom us to celebrate the beauties of
our island abode and the, to him,
surjirising social development of
this kingdom, on other platforms.
llev. Jas. Taylor, or lorKsiurc,
England, and llev. A. D. Miller, of
San Francisco, weie welcome visitors
of a few days in the latter part of
the year. A varied lino of public
entertainments was given our people
by foicign companies, among which
were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Turner,
who were enthusiastically received,
as well for their high talent, fully
recognized abroad, as for the fact
that the fair cantatrico is the daugh
ter of a citizen of Honolulu.
A laiKC lire record begins with a
slight blaze in a elethes closet in the
Kawaiahao Seminary. Eaily on the
morning of January 21st, a fire
broke out on the corner of Fort and
Hotel street, which swept away C. J.
Fishers dry goods store, P. Mc
Inerny's shoe store, the Gcrmania
yond destroying $100 worth of tho
lluid. On October 81st Mr. 11.
Macfarlanc's schooner "Emma"
was badly damaged by a myste
rious lire that broke out on board
before daylight, while the vessel lay
in the stream. Mr. Macflo's house
at Kilaticn, Kauai, was badly dam
aged by fire on November 111th.
Fifty acres of cauo were destroyed
at Ilonunpo, Hawaii, and tho Star
mill trash house, were burned at
Kohala, same island, in November.
On the 21th of that month a cottage
belonging to Mr. A. J. Cartwnglit,
and minor buildings belonging to
others, wcro burned at Waikiki.
Some important additions have
been made to the architecture of
Honolulu, among which may be
mentioned the new building of the
St. Louis College, the Bishop Hull
of Science in the Oahu College
grouj), the Kniimakapili church
towers, C. J. Fislicl's store, tho
Chinese club-house, Chinese Y. M.
C. A. building, the new Police Sta
tion, the chancel of the projected
Anglican Cathedral, and a now stone
tower on Kawaiahao church.
Following is Hawaii's necrology
for tho year, including persons dying
abroad who had connections with
George H. Fassctt, manager Ha
waiian notci, iionoiuiii, ,1111111111 j
10th, aged 39.
Hugh McDonna, an old resident,
Honolulu, January 22nd, aged 70.
Mrs. Lowell Smith, missionary,
Honolulu, Jan. 31st, aged 75.
llev. Samuel Chcnery Damon, D.
I)., chaplain of the Seamen's Bethel
and pastor Bethel Union Church,
Honolulu, Feb. 7th, aged GO.
C. II. Alexander, (of Makawao),
Napa, Cal., Feb 8th
mol sailed from Honolulu for Lau
pahoehoe, Hawaii, in September,
having a crew of nine on board,
and has never since been neard of.
The schooner Pohoikl was capsized
off Hawaii, and tho boats in which
the crow took rcfugo being swamped
the captain's wife and two sailors
were lost, and Captain Panhao was
so terribly bitten by sharks
that he died in a few hours.
Among a not vciy largo list of fata
lities, probably the saddest is the
killing of Mary Akona, by being
thrown from a riding vehicle on tho
Nuiianu road. Oct. 3rd.
A few local odds and ends and
the dead year may bo loft to bury
its dead, while the living go forward
to the duties of tho now year,
warned by the cxnmjilcs, encouraged
by the favors, and strengthened by
the experiences of the past. An
earthquake shock early on the morn
ing of January 13th shook up all
the light sleepers of Honolulu.
Nothing camo of tenders invited by
the Minister of the Interior, at the
end of the old year, for improving
tho Honolulu Waterworks, but the
management increased the supply of
water to some, extent by minor im
provements. The Symphony Club
broke up in January, but the Choral
and Quintette Club has succeeded it.
Scnor Catmvarro, Portuguese Con
sul's, scheme for having his peojile
grnnted facilities for planting cane
on shares was almost totally ignored
by the jilauting guild. Lime manu
facture has begun on a large
scale in Honolulu. The Mutual
Telephone Company is operat
ing an extensive line in com
petition with the Bell Telephone
TEMPLE- OF FASHION!
4ii$ mitl C."5 Fori Wlrooi.
'i are now offering decided B'lrgulu in our
03 Men's Fancy Diagonal Suits. $15 reduced to $0.G(,
8 Men's Dark Cussbnere Suits, $0 reduced to $11.80,
10 Men's Mohair Sails, Jjlli.no reduced to ?fi,
15 Men's Scotch Tweed Suits, $18 reduced to ij.10,
118 Men's Suits, consisting of the latest style, '
4-15utton Oiitawny In Krcnrh l'lijuc,
Diagonal hull?, Sacks and Trucks,
CiiH'lineiuSiiit", in rmelw iird Siick,""
This Lino will he Sold ut Cost, lrie !
jmlr Men's Dress P.inti, In clink diuonul, rrcnuh Pique and C'.is-iuieru,
leiliiccu from .tf'.l to ij'li.GIl;
Over -too pair Men's Scutch Tweed l'lint-", reilucid to t'osi Price;
100 pair Men's Pants, reduced to $l.GO n p.iir, no body should miss seeing them;
ra's Cloli !
We will Sell the Knilrc Slock for 10 days only nl Cost.
GHKAT HBDUCTIOX IN PRICKS IN OUll
(jent's Furnishing Department !
LADIES' DEPARTMENT :
C2T Our enllieStoi'k has bcni Reduced mid Great Ilnipaltw are olleied. XBa
Do Not Miss Our Clearing Sale !
S. COIIN & Co., : and 5 Fort Street.
Geo. "V. Spalding, former At
torney-General of Hawaii, Sacra
mento, Cal., Feb. 0th.
Capt. J. M. Oat, an old resident
whose golden wedding had been re
cently celebrated, Honolulu, Feb.
2-Itli, aged 75.
market, the Khte ice cream saloon
and C. Gcrtz's shoe store, Trcg
loan's tailor shop going with Fishel's
place, and tho City horse-shoeing
shop and Wallace & Simpson's
plumbing shop being badly damaged.
A movement was set on foot to have
the street widened at that pohit be
fore rebuilding should bo done, but
nothing was accomplished. Feb.
19th two now cottages owned by
Wm. Wale, on Alakca street, were
almost totally destroyed. Soon
after midnight, on the morning of
May' 3rd, a fire occurred on Fort
street, almost directly opposite tho
scene of the conflagration of Jan.
21st, and, before it was subdued,
the Enterprise pinning mill, two
cottages and "The Fouutain" re
freshment .saloon wcro destroyed,
and Dpdd's stables charred along a
whole side. An apprentice named
Edward G alt roll, from tho U. S.
man-of-war "Hartford," who was
felcejnng in one of tho cottnges,
perished in tho (lames. Sixty acres
of cano wcro burned at Lihiio,
Kauai, May 10th. On tho night of
July 7th a cottago on the Hoynl
Hnwaiian Hotel grounds was burned,
and tho manager of the Hotel, Mr.
Charles Tiidon, who occupied it,
was so badly burned in his bed, be
fore lie could bo rescued, that ho
died on tho 9th. A house on Nun
nnu street, owned by Mrs. Bachelor,
of Wnlluku, was burned on Aug.
5th. There was n blazo of gasoline
in Mncfarlane's storage yard, Queen
Street, in tho forenoon of Sept.
15th, which did little dnraago be-
Mrs. John Magoon, Honolulu,
Feb. 20th, aged 50.
Win. Adams, son of Alexander
Adams, first man to lly tho Hawaiian
flag in Chinese waters, Kancohc,
Thos. A. Cummins, native of
England, came here from ltoxbury,
Mass., Waimanalo, April 19th. aged
Her Majesty tho Dowager Queen
Emmn, widow of Kamehaiucha IV.,
Honolulu, April 25, aged 49.
Julius L. Richardson, manager
Waianac plantation, Oahu, May 8th,
BobertC. Austin, Palamn, Juno
18th, aged 38.
A. Unna, proprietor of liana
plantation, Maui, noted for bene
volence, April 8th, aged 50.
Benjamin II. Austin, Second As
sociate Justice of tho Supremo
Court, Honolulu, July 5th, aged 53.
Jacob Fisher, a favorite singer,
July full, aged 27.
Henry A. Pierce, American Min
ister Kcsident in Honolulu 1870,
afterward Hawaiian Attorney-General,
San Francisco, July 28th, aged
Geo. B. Kalaaukane, of a well
known native family, Oct. 15th,
John llussell, barrister, Honolulu,
Oct. 17th, aged -17.
Bcv. Dr. A. D. Cole, father of
Mrs. llev. Geo. "Wallace, Honolulu,
president of Nashotnk Theological
Seminary, Wisconsin, Oct. Mtli,
Capt. Charles Brewer, founder of
Honolulu firm of C. Brewer & Co.,
Boston, Oct. 11th, aged 81.
Conrad Menke, manager Ilumu
ula Sheep Station, Hawaii, accident
ally shot Oct. 25th.
P. P. Kanon, member Hawaiian
Privy Council, ox-Governor of Kau
ai, by accident, Nov. 10th, aged 82,
Hev. Abel Clark, native of Eng
land, Government school teacher nt
Waianac, Oahu, Nov. 22nd, aged 29.
Mrs. S. J. Lyman, missionary of
1832 contingent, widow of ltcv. D.
B. Lyman, Hilo, Dec. 0th, aged 80.
Several dcjdorablo tragedies oc
curred on the Islands. A leper
murdered two officers on Molokai,
several natives came to their dcatli
in drunken brawls at various places,
one maniac strangled a fellow in
mato of tho Insano Asylum, and C.
Larlsch, manager of tho Kancohc
plantation on this Island, com
mitted suicide. Tho schooner Kit-
Comjiany, and there is 110 sign of a
movement for amalgamation of the
colorations. Tho two ice com
panies have united, without mater
ially raising the cost of the luxury
to consumers. The disci etion of
the Privy Council, boasted of in the
Legislature as a suflicient safeguard
to the out districts in regulating the
liquor tralllc, has authorized retail
licenses to be issued throughout the
islands, the result being an increase
of disorder in the vicinity of many
plantations. Glanders has been all
but exterminated from the Uvo
stock, by the vigorous action of tho
Government veterinarian, under in
structions from the Minister of the
Interior. Mr. Daggett, U. S. Min
ister President under President
Arthur, has been replaced by Mr.
Merrill, appointed by President
Cleveland; while Mr. McKinley,
formerly U. S. Consul, hnsdcpaitcd
with a commission as Hawaiian Con-siil-General
for the Pacific Coast,
SOIETHIII If, JUST CO! OUT !
An Elegant Assortment of
Children's Velvet Bonnets & Caps,
Richly Tiimnicd with Sntln and I.are,
VELVET SWAfiSDOWRS CAPS,
Lace Cajw, Ditto Silk Finish Sun Bonncli, white and fancy.
MISSES & CHILDREN'S CLOAKS,
In gnat variety. Cliildicn's Apion?, Roys' Wulit, while, blue & printed.
A Complete Assortment of Boys' Suits,
A New Line of Men's Suits, Hats, Boots & Shoes,
And Furnishing Goods,
FOIi SALE AT PRICES TO SUIT ALL.
"3-r Hotel Sti-ce.
" - " -
being succeeded by Mr. Putnam,
with tho ofllcc raised to a Consul-
Generalship. Mr. Daggett went
ambassador to "Washington, ins mis
sion being a secret until the Ilui.i.r.
tix a few weeks ago divulged it as
an old claim against the American
Government, but meantime sensa
tional reports had gone all over the
world that the errand was to nego
tiate the sale of the Islands to tho
United States. His Majesty lias
been decorated by His Holiness the
Pope with the grand insignia of tho
first clnss of the Order of Pius.
The new Pacific missionary steam
barkentipo "Morning Star," of tho
American Hoard of Foreign Missions,
arrived from New England during
tho year, and made a trip to the
Gilbert, Marshall and Caroline
groups, returning before her due
time to Honolulu with Rev. Mr.
Sturgcs, an invalid missionary com
pelled to retire to his native Amer
ica, and then going back on her er
rand of ncacc and goodwill. Other
events for brief mention arc: the
manslaughter trial, upon which Prof.
Wayland, who witnessed it, on his
return to the United States highly
praised our judicial system for the
dignity and decorum characterizing
tho proceedings; the starting of a
new bank by Sprockets & Co. j Mr.
J. Mnrsdcn's visit to Jamaica in tho
interest of tho jdanters, and the
visits of tho following named foreign
war vessels, French "Kcrguclcn,"
United States " Hartford," Russian
" Djit," Italian " Cristoforo Co
lombo," and British "Satellite," and
"Constance." A section of street
railwny was laid only to be buried,
tho object being simply to prevent
forfeituro of the charter. As the
year closed, poll ticianswero preparing
for tho elections to tho Assembly, to
tako place on February 3rd.
HELLO HERE !
IS that YOU, Ml. FISHEL ?
"Have you any more of
that brown JERSEY cloth,
double width, such as you
sold to BIrs. Jenkinson yes
terday for $1 50 a yard? If
so, send me 20 yards. It is the FINEST MATERIAL I
have ever scon for the Money.''
" Quite right. It's below value !"
LEWIS & CO., GrROCERS,
or ami OO Hotel Street,
TVeve Goods, ,SS f3r' KLolidlay Goods,
Wax Mutches, Wax Colored Lanleins, 4s& 0s; Wax Colored Candles, for
Christum? , Hoxes Choice Kiilslus, Dried Prunes, Dried Peaches, Dried
Choirles, Pitted Plums, Diled Ajwles, Dried Pigs, Dates.
A Pull Lino of Cross & Blackwoll's Canned Goods,
An endless variety of 2.1b. Tins Fancy Uleouits, Fresh Pecan NuIb, Soft Shall Al.
inoiids, Fresh Widuuts, Fiesh Hazel Nuts, Atwood Muplo Syrup, In J.gallon
patent tins; Glass Jars Table Fruit, homethlng very choice; Italian Ma'ccaionl
and Vermicelli, iu Mb. jmelsiigcs;
Fine Teas, Fine Teas, Fine Teas,
Barton Goirsters Salad Oil, pints and i pints: Duret Salud Oil, pints and 4 pints;
Smyrna Figs, . and '$ lb. boxes; Fine French Eating Chocolate, Fine Gor
man Piescrvcs, Hoa.ljoiis. Swiss Chucso, Cream Cheese, German Smoked Sau.
sages, Smoked Tongues, Choice Gala. Family Corned Beef. Eastern Oysters in
tho shell, Apples, llorsu Radish Roots. Red Cabbages, Sicily Lemons. New
York Cheese, 1 Its Extrn Fat Salmon Bellies. Kits Choleo Mackerel, 8.1b. Blocks
E intern Snow White Codfish, 100 lb. boxes Eastern Codfish, 2.1b. ibis Cola.
Point Itoycs Butter, No. 1, and a complete lino of
Staple and Fancy G-roceries.
A new Lot of Orogon Potatoes, just to hand. IST P. O. Box 297, Telephone 240.
Sutiwi'uctlou Guaranteed. got
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