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To the Inspectors of Election in the scv
em I Districts of the Kingdom:
Inquiries having been made whether
persons who tiro exempt from the pay
ment of pergonal taxes by reason of lie
Jng clergymen, teachers, pupils In High
Schools, flrcmen, kc, or by reason of
being over the age of sixty years or
whose taxes have been excused by the
Assessor on account of infirmity or
poverty, arc allowed by law to vote at
the Klccllon for Representatives.
It is my opinion that nil such persons
arc entitled to vote. The Tax Collector
should issue to each such person u tax
receipt with the words "Qualified to
Vote" upon it, which he must sign and
In plncc of the amount of taxes he must
write "exempt" or "excused." On the
presentation of this Tax Receipt to the
Inspectors of Election at their sessions
previous to the election, the name of the
voter must lie put on the list of voters
and the Ilccolpt returned to the voter.
At the general Election to be held on
the 3rd February, 1880, the votes of such
persons must be received, unless chal
lenged for other reasons.
Honolulu, January 13, 1830. 1!21
JJISIIOI' & Co., UANKEHS
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands
Draw Exchange on the
JBimlc oi' C'ulil'oriiiu, S. F.
And their agents in
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Messrs. X. M. Rothschild & Hon, London.
Tho Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
The Commercial Bunk Co., of Sydney,
The Hank of New Zealand: Auckland,
Christchurch, and Wellington.
The Bank of British Columbia, Vic
toria, B. C. and Portland, Or.
Transact a General Banking Business.
Fledged to neither Beet nor Fatty.
Bat established for tho benefit of all.
TUESDAY, JAN. 19. 1880.
A bluo book lias been issued in
England containing the First Report
of the Royal Commission on Loss of
Life at .Sen. It embraces some
13,000 questions and answers, occu
pying 7;')0 pages. Although the
London Globe says the investigation
" has thus far borne too much the
appearance of a trial of tho ship
owning interest of Great Britain on
the prosecution of the Hoard of
Trade," still a perusal of that
journal's review of the document is
rewarded with some suggestive hints
and information that may be appli
cable to other than British com
merce. Sir. Gray, Permanent As
sistant Secretary to the Hoard of
Trade, while admitting ti diminution
in the loss of life on best managed
steamship lines, holds that the annual
loss of life in merchant shipping
amounts to one out of every fifty
seven employed. Among the reasons
for this high rate of mortality elicited
by the investigation, n chief one is
the practice of over-insuring ships,
and tho fact that no civil or crimi
nal responsibility attaches to owners
who knowingly send to sea tinscu
worthy, overladen, or unmanned
vessels. Mr. Gray, who conducted
the investigation for the most part,
refers to " small capitalists who,
though they no more want a ship
than they want a boa constrictor, are
''induced by highly-colored prospec
tuses to put their money into ship
owing speculations. Inordinate pro
fits are promised, and to get these it
is necessary for the managers of the
enterprise to risk the safety of the
t ship by cutting down the master's
'wages, reducing the number of the
crew, and, in general, sacrificing
everything to the all-important con
sideration of saving money." Some
high authorities are cited, on the
other hnndj to show that the figures
and conclusions of Mr. Crny arc
over-drawn. "Mr. Richard Lowndes,
President of tho Liverpool' Chamber
of Commerce, believes, as (ho re
sult of forty years' experience in
shipping matters, that there is ex
ceedingly little wilful wrecking ; but
he nevertheless thinks that the pres
ent system of insurance tends to
diminish the caution that would other
wise bo used," The chairman of
the Hartlepool Shipowners' Society,
in a long experience, had not found
that vessels highly insured were more
likely to bo lost than those insured
cm ft lower scale. Dining tho in
quiry a good tlcnl of discussion oc
curred on the question of the alleged
deterioration of ofllcers nnd wen in
tho mercantile service. Vice-Admiral
It. A. Powell is of opinion that
the master of a large passenger ship
is usually an extremely good navi
gator and n skilful officer generally,
but that, on the other hand, the
master of an ordinary trader is not
quite equal to what he should be for
his responsible position. " Still, "
he adds, " it is impossible lo forgot
what they do when they come regu
larly into peril, their marvellous self-
sncriflce, both in the case of the
seamen nnd the masters." Captain
Methvcn, formerly of tho Peninsular
nnd Oriental Company's service,
thinks that " the ordinary practice
of masters in navigation is far below
what they arc capable of and that
their work should be more closely
looked after by owners by supervi
sion of the log-book, which is often
The revelations of the British in
quiry above stated do not show
causes of marine fatalities peculiar
to British commerce. With the
growth of Hawaii's infant marine
they will be found to crop up, and
it would be well to prepare for
them. Already it is no new tiling
here to see people who have no more
need of a ship than of a boa con
strictor, and know as little about the
management of one as the other,
embarking in shipowning speculation.
On our coral beach, as well as on
every shore in the world, there are
always persons ready to jump at
what seems to be a chance of for
tune in the shape of a vessel con
demned after running on the strand.
Such ships, when they fall, as the'
often do, into the hands of men
without the capital such property
requires for its management, arc
patched up barely enough to
make them lloat with the assistance
of the pumps and sent ou :i voyage
with precious lives on board. Doubt
less the license allowed such hulks
as these, where regulations are lax
or absent altogether, frequently con
tributes to marine fatality. AVo do
not think that over-insurance with
fraudulent or felonious intent has
given much, if any, cause to be
feared in the Hawaiian register.
Nevertheless, as our marine com
merce grows the temptation to that
species of rascality will doubtless
increase, and ought to be provided
against with other kinds of risk
thrust upon sailors and sea passen
gers. At all events, one of the
needs of this kingdom is a compre
hensive shipping law for the pro
tection of human life on all ves
sels leaving our ports, whether
for foreign or domestic voyages.
In it brace of articles in refer
ence to the lost schooner Kamoi,
the most evident local contri
butaries to the loss of life were
exposed. Since then the schooner
Domitila lias gone so long overdue
as to justify placing her on the per
manent roll of missing vessels. In
making approaches to the electors,
the would-be law-makers of the
kingdom could not promise a more
necessary thing than that they should,
if elected, sec to it that the interests
of those who go down to the sea in
ships would not be neglected in the
coming session of the Legislature.
MEETINGS ON MAUI.
Messrs. W. It. Castle, L. A.
Thurston,, W. A. Kinney and A. C.
Smith returned from Maui by the
steamer Kinau' on Sunday morning.
During their visit to that island
they held successful meetings at
Wailuku, Wailiee, Kahakuloa, Ho
nokahau, Lahaina, Kahana and
Waikapu. They succeeded in ad
ministering discomfiture, as preli
minary to defeat, to the Govern
ment party, but the " Advertiser,"
naturally, tries to make a triumph
for tho Finance Minister atLalminn,
where, on tho contrary, ho cut n
figure that should iuvitu tho deep
commisscration of his friends. Mr.
Kapcna boasted at Wailuku that n
lot of young follows from Honolulu
wcro going to hold forth at Lahaina
and ho was going there to prevent
them having a hearing. He used up
a horse to reach the spot in time,
finishing tho journey on foot. With
Kia Nuhaolclua, a Government can
didate, ho entered tho meeting while
Mr. Thurston wns delivering a ring
ing address. Instead of overawing
tho speaker, the august presence of
the Minister only stimulated him
up to warmer work. Alluding to
the presence of the Minister of J
Finance, Mr. Thurston said 851,000
had been spent by the Government,
and there was not n scrap of paper
to show where the money had gone.
Mr. Kapcna rose and excitedly
shouted, "You're a liar! You're n
liar!" The chairman told tho Minis
ter to sit down, but the latter gave
a dastardly cue to his partisan sup
porters by continuing, "I don't
want to have a riot here, but this
talk will lead to a riot," then fairly
roaring, " O my Lahaina, will you
let me be abused in this way?" His
Lahaina, however, proved stolid to
the incendiary appeal, showing
belter sense than the Minister gave
them credit for. When he found
the Opposition candidates would not
wilt before his characteristic glare
or appeals to mob sentiment, Mr.
Kapena, in a fury, howled out nn
accusation against the Opposition
visitors, of having brought four
thousand dollars in gold into the
district to bribe tho electors. To
this Mr. Thurston returned the Min
isterial compliment of the lie direct.
The natives were deeply impressed
with the exhibition made of himself
by the Minister of Finance, and
before the gentlemen left it was
evident that great harm had been
done to the Government cause.
When Mr. Thurston mentioned the
misappropriation of money on tho
occasion mentioned above, he had
not tho documentary proof with
him. He procured it later, how
ever, and after speaking nt Kahana,
returned to a meeting nt the Lahaina
market, clinching the charge thero
with the production of the Indem
nity Bill of last session, necessitated
by the expenditure of the amount
named without authority. At Ka
hana Mr. Kinney was appointed
chairman of the day. Mr. Kapcna
followed the Oppositionists into the
arena, but discovering that the tide
of feeling was strongly set against
the Government, ho soon retired in
disgust without having spoken a
word. On Messrs. Itiohardsou,
Thurston and Kinney's approach to
the Lahaina market, for the second
meeting, the' were escorted by a
gay cavalcade of horsemen.
Editou Bulletin : A. corres
pondent of your journal desires sowie
information about the Hawaiian
pioneer, John Young. Young was
a Scotchman. He was boatswain of
the American bark Eleanore, which
was trading in the central and
Southern Pacific. The Eleanore
was at Kenlakckua, on the 17th of
February, 1790. On this day Young
went ashore (consequently it will be
90 years the coming 17th of Febru
ary, since he landed on these
Islands). When he attempted to
join his ship he was, much to his
surprise, forbidden to leave, by
Kamehameha I. The bark Elcanoro
remained two days off Kealakekua
Bay, firing guns for Young to re
turn, but the King would not per
mit him to go on board.
Young was an ignorant seaman,
but nevertheless he had great in
fluence over Kamcliameha I. Ho
rose to be a chief of consequence,
and to the last possessed the con
fidence of the people high and low.
At the time of the capture of John
Young, there were other white men
on the Islands runaways from
ships mostly of bad character, but
John Young, by his moral and re
ligious knowledge, superior address,
and intelligence, quickly offset tho
opinions tho Hawaiians had formed
of the foreigners. Young was so
beloved by the natives that they
would not permit his departure,
lie was carefully guarded whenever
a vessel hove in sight, and never
suffered to go afloat. Kpmehamcha
and other high chiefs made him
valuable presents of estates, etc.
In the year 180-1 Young was ap
pointed governor of Hawaii. He
lived to u ripe old age.
Ciias. A. Fkistcojin.
FURNITURE SALE !
On Monday, Jan. 25th,
At 10 o'clock a.m., at the Itcsidrnce, No.
8 Emma 8t., above Bcrctania St.,
will bo sold at miction,
Comprising Bedstead nnd Spring Mot.
tress, Largo nnd Small Hugs,
Lounge Willow Kockcrs,
UW Extension Dining Table & Chairs
Splendid Large Dinner Set,
Crockery nnd Glnsswnre. Lamps, Cur
tains and Cornices, 1 Japanese Tea
Set, Meat Safe, Slver Ico Pitcher,
Domestic Sowing Machine,
Nearly new; Medallion Range, nl.
most new, Kitchen Utensils, etc.
LEWIS J. LEVEY,
$ 00 100
' 80 100
How'n Carriage Mnnf 'g Co.,
E.O. Hall & Son,
Intcr.Island S. N. Co.,
Ilaw'n Agricultural Co.,
Wilder' Steamship Co.,
C. Brewer & Co.,
Wailuku Sugar Co.,
Reciprocity Sugar Co.,
L. A. TIIUHSTON, Stock Brokci.
33 Merchant Street. 151 ly
JEv W. S. JLJo-wiio,
For Eale at Lowest Hales, by
F. A. SCHAEFER & CO.
FOU SALE CHEAP.
f HANDSOME Brownell Seated
JL Canopy-top Carriage, leather uphol.
stored, with polo shafts, curtains lumps,
etc., complete. This carrlngo Is ne.irly
now, and, having had the best of care,
Is consequently in perfect order; 1
stylish sidc.li.ir piano-box Top Uuggy,
also in perfect order; 1 Brewster end.
spring Open Buggy;! Una Set single
strap jjliarnhmadc Harness with solid
rubber mountings suitable for a large
Carriage; 2 light Hets slngle-stiap har
ness, rubber mounted; I English Saddle,
btldlc nnd martingale; 1 largo sound
family or road Horse, kind in every par.
tlcular and safe for a lady to drive; 1
bay Filly, 2 years old, sired by Oator; 1
flno young Cow (5 years old), part
Devon and part Jersey, to calve in
March; 2 heifers, 1 and 2 years old, from
above cow, by 10th Duko of Manchester.
Tho abovo property Is nil in the best of
order and will be sold cheap. Apply to
S. F. GItAHAM & Co.,
28 tf 82 King Street.
Steamers for Sale.
THE undersigned begs to call the
attention of steamship companies
and others Interested to the following
list of steam launches, lugs and other
steam boats offered for sale by one of
his correspondents In Liverpool with the
prices attached, and which on account
of the remarkably depressed state of the
chipping business will be seen to be ex
Launches, Tugs and small boats that
can be brought on deck of n large
steamer or sailing vessel.
New steel screw tug -18 feet x 10 feet
x 5 fect8-ln. with 10 horse power engines
nominal, surface condensers, donkey
pump, etc. Speed 12 miles an hour.
Price In Liverpool 1,050 or 85,230.
84130. Wood Screw Passenger nnd
Cargo Launch, built In 1885, pair of (i In
cylinders, 8-in. srokc, speed nbout 10
miles, extra strong oak frames, pitch
pine planking, copper fastened, dimen
sions 45.0x0.0x4.11. draft of water aft 3
feet. Pi ico 370.
23JJ1. A Steel twin-screw Steam Yacht,
built In 1884, 2 pairs of vertical D I A I
II I P engines of 10 H.P., four 0-in.
cylinders, 8-ln. stroke, speed 0 knots on
a consumption of 3 cwt. per hour,
bunkers contain 0 tons, she has 11
sleeping berths, was built to go up tho
Nile, dimensions G3.2xl2.7xC7. Price
2300. A New Wood Screw Steam
Launch, copper fastened, compound
S C engines (i-lti. nnd 12-in. 7-In. stroke,
large multitubular boiler, teak lagged,
of 00 lbs. working pressure, dimensions
40.0x8.0x4.4. Price 050.
2S01. An Iron twin-screw Steamer,
built in 1870, for river passenger tralllc,
hull, cngino nnd boiler lately overhauled
at a cost of 1G7, speed 11 knots ou n
consumption of about 4 tons per week,
bunkers contain 12 tons, dimensions
08.0x12.1x4.0. Price 480.
8-1134. Steel Screw Tug, built in 1885,
engines O S O 25 H.P.N. 11-in. nnd
22-lu. cylinders, 20-ln. stroke, steel
tubular boiler, 100 lbs. working pressure,
speed 12 knots, boiler lagged, cylinders
lagged with felt nnd mahogany, dimen
sions 70x12.8x0.2. Draft of water 4
feet and 0 feet. Price 1830
2203. An Iron Screw Steamer, now
building, and classed 100 Al at Lloyd's
to carry 280 tons on 0.G draft, bunkers
contain 20 tons, speed 0 knots on u con
sumption of 3 tons per day, compound
D A engines of 40 H.P., lG-ln. mid
30-lu. cylinders, boiler of 80 lbs. work
ing pressure, donkey engine nnd steam
winch, dimensions 120.0x21.0x10.0.
2311. An Iron Screw Tug, built in
1885, classed Al at Lloyd's for towing
purposes, two compound S C j D A
engines of 45 11. P., 10-In. nnd 30-lu.
cylinder, 22 stroke, speed 10 to 12 knots,
dimensions 70.4x15.0x0.3. Price 3,500.
2308. An Iron Screw Steamer, built
In 1885, nnd classed 100 Al, 6G5 tons re
gister, nnd carries 1,120 tons D.W. on 15.0
draft, 2 common D A S C engines of
00 H.P., 25JJ-ln. and 4S-ln. cylinders,
33-ln. stroke, cylindrical multitubular
boiler of 80 lbs. working pressure, bun
kers contain 102 tons, consumption 8
tons per day, donkey engine nnd boiler,
nlso 3 steam winches, dimensions 203.0x
30.0x15.10. Price 12,000.
2201. An Iron Screw steamer, built
in 1885, nnd classed 100 Al at Lloyd's
07 tons register, carries 300 tons on 10.0
draft, bunkers contain CO tons, speed
13,J to 14,j knots on a consumption of
8 tons per day, compound S I O engines
of 80 ll.P., 211-jJ-ln. and 42-ln. cylinders,
30-iu. stroke, steel tubular boiler of 05
lbs. working pressure, donkey engine,
and 2 steam winches, dhnonslons 145.0x
23.1x10.0. Price 8,500.
The above nro only a fow of tho steam
vessels that nro offered at salo in Great
Britain nt the present time. Almost any
description of steamer and of any size
desired can How be purchased ut very
favorable rates. It Is of course neces
sary that soiuo responsible party in
England should examine tho condition
of the steniucrs offered for salo before
1013m W.L, GREEN,
P. O. Box 207.
LEWIS & CO., GROCERS,
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
r uiitl OO Hotel Wtrcct,
.lust rcnulvcd, ex O S S Co.'s steamer St. Paul,
Apples, Pears, Dried Figs, Dried Dates, Dried Apples,
Dried Peaches, Dried Cherries, Dried Pitted Plums, Dried Prunes, Swiss Cheese.
Oregon Cream Cheese. Edam Cheese, Gala Cheese, Smoked Sausages, Smoked
Jongucs, Smoked Beef, Soused Tongues, Kits Salmon Bellies, Kits Mackerel.
Kegs Blinkers, Cain. Salt Pork, Kegs Gala. Family Corned Beof, Kegs Salt
Water Cucumbers, Kegs Saner Kraut, Kcm Holland Herring?, Sicily Lemons,
Lastcrn Codfish, Boneless Codfish, Stone Jars Soused Pigs Feel,
A Nice Assortment, of Biscuits,
Graham Wafers, Oaten Flakes, Sen Foam Wafers, Pcack and Frcan, Raspberry
JVfw', 'n? ,?olsie, Salntl "' Durct Salai1 Oil, Crosse & Blackwcll's
mi i.1 Cfl1'1, 011vo on' Russian Gardelles, Russian Caviar, French Eatinc
Chocolate, Instnutancous Chocolate,
A Fine Lot of Cala. Potatoes and Onions,
20 All of which arc offered at low prices.
so, send mo 20 yards. It is the FINEST MATERIAL I
have ever seen for the Money."
" Quite right. It's below value !"
GOOD-BYE ! "
Corner of Fort & Merchant Streets,
Has just opened out a large and carefully selected stock of
Gent's Fine Furnishing Goods,
Custom.Mado Clothing, and Hats and Caps
Ii all tie Latest Styles and Pattens.
EST Particular attention Is called to an elegant line of Gent's Neckwear.
NOTICE TO THE
Ladies and Gentlemen of Honolulu.
THE FIRM OF S. COIIN & CO.,
TEMPLE OF FASHION !
Are retiring from tho Clothing, Gents Furnishing and Hat busines", In
order to make room for tkeir large importations of
DRY GOODS, DRY GOODS,
And oiler for salo at exceptional and genulno hargalus their entiro
unsurpassed Stock of
Men's, Youth's and Boys' '
Suits, Hats, Caps, etc., etc.
The many friends of our Mr. S. COIIN will be glad to learn that holms re
turned from Ban Finncibco and wllll conduct and superintend this Clearnnco Sale
personally, which alone Is a guaranteo to our many patrons of Its genuineness.
Come and Secure Your Bargains, No
Reasonable Offer Refused,
IS tlmt YOU, MR. FISHEL ?
"Have you any more of
that brown JERSEY cloth
double width, such as you
sold to Mrs. Jeiikinson yes
terday for $1 50 a yard ? If