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oi' mi: Hawaiian tiieasuuv roil tin:
qUAIITI'.ll ENDING IIEOEMllint ill, IBS').
Biil.nieo fiom Scplciiilicr. .8"S,30:t 85
From line", penalties mid
costs 9 ll.(j:il 4(1
From Interior Department.. (17,005 22
From Custom Receipts 12(1,723 0:1
From Internal Tuxes 242,305 02
From Japanese Fund 7,1170 71
From Brands 00
From Heveuue Stamps 3,(1711 25
From Gov't Realizations.... 120 15
From Crown Connnlssioti-
cm 1,000 00
From Loan Act. August I,
1881 22.100 00
Civil List 9 t5,701 00
Permanent Settlement 712 00
.Jmlichirv Department 17,252 17
Foreign Ollleo :H,15S 02
Interior Department 172,251 02
Attorney General's Depl. . . . :i 1,203 117
Finance Department 81,018 01
Hoard of Education 10.812 47
Board of Health S1I.SS7 40
Expenses Queen Emma's
funeral 700 00
Paid on acct. Special loan... 57,2'Jl 40
illrc of steamer C. It.
Bishop, search for
schooner KaSIol 2,0P,0 00
Ilalancc cash In Treasury. . . 81,8011 411
Treasury, December M, 1835.
.1. M. Kapena,
Minister of Finance.
HAWAIIAN BELL TELEPHONE CO.
The nut earnings of tho Hell
Telephone Company for I880 were
S3,212.fj'., equal to 32A percent on
thu capital stock. A dividend of
ten percent was paid the share
holders. There was n reduction in
the running expenses, under the
previous year, of 81,145.!J2. The
list of 400 paying subscribers could
be increased, but the present low
rates do not warrant the construc
tion of new lines. Owing nothing,
the Company has SI, 087. 18 cash on
hand and accounts due it of about
62,000. In the annual report of the
president and treasurer, Godfrey
Brown, reference is made to the
successful suit in the Supreme
Court, last July term, to prevent
annoyance from the Mutual Tele
phone Company's lines crossing
those of this Company. Ofllccrs
were elected at the annual meeting
as follow: President and Trea
surer, Godfrey Brown j Vice-President,
Cecil Brown ; Secretary, J. F.
Brown ; Auditor, B. F. Bolles ;
Directors, James Campbell, B. F.
Bolles and J. F. Brown ; Superinten
dent, John Cassidy.
A MYSTERY JN MOLOKAI CHANNEL.
By the steamer W. G. Hall that
arrived yesterday afternoon an ac
count is received of a remarkable
episode in Molokai channel. On
last Tuesday at 3 i si., tho above
named steamer left this port on her
regular route. At dusk that even
ing, when off Molokai lights and
steaming toward Maui, tho olllcers
of the steamer sighted u vessel about
one mile ahead. The wind was then
very light, such as would drivo a
schooner about three knots an hour,
"and notwithstanding the speed of
the W. G. Hall (12 knots per hour),
she was unable to gain, in the least,
upon the vessel abend. As the
chase continued the stranger occa
sionally showed flash lights, as 'is
done by vessels when in danger of
being run down. This vessel wns
without doubt a steamer, and 11 fast
0110 too. Positively it was not the
Kinau, as that steamer did not leave
here until 4 o'clock that afternoon,
and the action of the mysterious
vessel as herein related will show
that she wns n strange craft. In
tho first place, were she any of tho
intcr-islnnd boats (except the Ki
nau) sho would have been over
taken by the Hall. Then, when
about eight miles from Lahainn,
Maui, two-bonfire lights were seen
on the northwest point of Maui.
At about 0:30 o'clock, when the
steamer Ilnll branched off for Mn
alaea Bay, the stranger put about,
retraced her course and that was
the last seen of her. Thu belief is
that this vessel had opium and the
bonfires were signals of danger.
FORT STREET CHURCH.
Yesterday morning Rev. Mr.
Cruznn addressed the children in
Fort Street Church on God's call to
Samuel. He said God spoke to
young people nowadays in thrco
ways through thu Bible, their con
sciences and His providence. The
sermon to tho senior part of tho con
gregation was on tho words, "Wo
have tho mind of Christ," and was
very practical. It showed that con
sideration for others, or amiable
conduct, was often merely the result
of good breeding or dictated by sel
fish motives. It required tho mind
of Christ, which wns unselfish devo
tion to the good of othors, to pio
duco a puro standard of character in
business and social relations. Thu
musiu by the choir wos very fine.
In tho evening there was n largo con
gregation to enjoy the musical ser
vice, and hear a stirring sermon 011
tho subject: "A Serious Chaigo;
tho Witnesses; tho Sentence."
THE DAILY BULLETIN SUMMARY j HONOLULU, If. I., FEIDAY,
Wednesday, Jan. 13th.
Politics are rapidly becoming the
bulwarks of the street corners'.
Mil. A. Marques has been announced
as one of the Independent candidates for
I'iiincess I.lkcllko Is holding a recep
tion this nfte.-noon, on the occasion of
the thlrty-llfth anniversary of her birth.
SIesshs. V. It. CVtlo, W. A. Kinney,
I.. A. Thurston and A. C. Smith have
left for a campaigning tour on Hawaii.
A iiooiu.Y number gathered on Emma
.Square last night to enjoy the music hi
the moonlight. To-morrow night a
programme of nine pieces will bo play
ed. Jin. Guard, purser of the St. Paul;
Mr. C. II. Itiickliuiil, editor Han Kran
clco Merchant, and Col. Thompson,
barrister, have our thanks for valuable
Miss Oencvlevo Ward enlci tallied her
companions hi "Forget Me Xot" at
supper in llui Hawaiian Hole! after the
performance on Monday night. It was
a pleasant gathering. Mr. I.. M. Slather
read an oilglual poem.
Yesiehday afternoon thu sailors of
the steamer Lcltua became boisterously
drunk, and when tho steamer was about
to sail they .started a row. The chief
olllcer assisted by the captain and second
mate succeeded In laying out the most
noisy, thereby quelling the disturbance.
Mil. V. II. Richardson shortly leaves
the drugstore of Messrs. IJcnson, Smith
& Co., having to return to the Coast on
account of Ids health. His presence
will be much missed in thu community,
where he has made many fricud. Mr.
SI. Leslie has come from San Francisco
In lake Sir. Richardson's place.
At a meeting of F.xoelsior Lodge,
No. 1, I.O. O.K., held last evening.
W. E. Foster, District Deputy Grand
Sue, Installed the following olllcers:
W. V. Wright, Jt. S. V. G.; G.Wright,
I.. S. V. G.; U. .Johiioii, 1. G.; ltov.
A. Mackintosh. Chaiilaln. .J. O. Car
ter, S. Savhlgu and It. Lowers were
elected Trustees for the ensuing year.
At the annual meeting of tho Hono
lulu Yacht and Uoat Club last evening,
tho following olllcers for thu ensuing
year were elected: Commodore, Itlch
urd F. Iilekcrton; Vice Commodore. II.
Wodehouse; Captain, II. SI. Whitney.
.Jr.; Secretary and Treasurer, J. II.
Fisher; Executive Committee, SI. I
Robinson, .J. M. Dowsett, Jus. G.
Spencer, W. G. Armstrong and Cha. IJ.
WiUon. A vote of thanks was tendered
to the retiring olllcers for thu elllelent
manner in which they had conducted
the business of tho Club during the past
Tiiuiisday, Jan. 14th.
Miss Genevieve Ward and Mr. W. II.
Vernon departed by the Zcalaudla.
1Si.axi days and cool nights form the
glorious winter of Hawaii's content.
Tin: Merry-makers will bob up with
caps and bells on the arrival of the Ala
meda. Amono other Hvo animals on the Zen
laiulla was a dingo, a sort of fox peculiar
John Young landed In these Islands
nliiety-sevcn years ago to-day, but It Is
not related that he had to pay head
money. Aiiout every second whlto man Is
either electioneering or litigating, whllu
the shrewd Chinese aro raking in bar
gains at the auction rooms.
Xatives, supposing tho rovlvallsts'
tent pitched at tho corner of Hotel and
Alakea streets belonged to a circus
troupe, were looking for the horses last
A mail was despatched front the Post
Otllee by the S. S. Zculaiidin for tho
Coast, this morning, of 0,11!" letters
weighing 100 lbs. 5 oz.,and 2,129 papers,
J02ibs. 4 oz.
Tiikiik was no bid for the 3114 shares
of the Jloakenul Sugar Co.'s stock when
offered by Mr. Levey to-day. It may
bu put up again at the regular cash sale
Mk. Hart, tho Road Supervisor, with
rock soil and the steam roller, is making
a splendid piece of ground on both
sides and at the back of C. Brewer &
Mil. William Williams lost a hundred
dollar bill on the street last Tuesday.
It fell from tho same pocket and In tho
Identical way that ho lost a 8100 bill a
year ago last Christmas.
That Portuguese beggar woman was
again stationed on Fort street this morn
ing, asking alms. It might be a profit
able scheme to portray this woman on
canvas, as, "Our First Street Beggar."
Mu. Julian Montsarrnt Informs tho
Advertiser that tho bottom of tho Kl
huica crater was overflowing on Monday
last, which that paper says appears to
be the greatest outllow of Kllauea since
Tin: trndu sale by Messrs. E. 1.
Aihims & CU.. for Mt.swrs. II. llncL-fnlfl
& Co., realized 811,000 yesterday, and
the fag end of thu sale to-day Increased
tho proceeds to about 815,000, which Is
considered a very good result.
I'jiiNcuss Llkellko's birthday recep
tion yesterday was attended by tho King
and Queen, members of tho Cabinet,
foreign representatives, and many other
ladles ami gentlemen. A lino programme
of niusle was given by tlio Itoyal Ha
At a meeting of Geo. W. DeLong
1'ost, G.A.H., onq'uesday evening, tho
following olllcers were installed by A.
I). C, X. U. Emerson: V. C, It. W.
Lalno; S. V. C, Sand. MeKeuguc; T.
V. C W. II. l'laco; Q. M ,K. J. Greene;
Chaplain, W. Holm; O. G., J. Conn:
Adjt., Jas. F. Xoble.
Messiis. Allen & Koblnsoii have lllcd
a petition in the Supremo Court, pray
ing that thu Reciprocity Sugar Company,
doing business at liana, Maul, bu ad
judged bankrupt. Bearing of thu peti
tion has been appointed for Jan. 10th,
and a process served on Mr. J. K. Hush,
President of tho Company. Petitioners
attached a claim of 88,850.2!) to their
A UOHI.ONTAL engine of 25 h. p.,
made by Cross, Cottrell & Co,, Boston,
l I., Larierro, . G.; M. 2. Kennedy,
V. G.; F. .1. Chapman, Secretary; If.
D. Tregloau. Treasurer; .1. .1. I.eeker,
W.; .Ins. Tinker, C; T. Tannatt, It. S.
X. G.; .T. A. McKcnzlc. L. S. X. G.:
width has been In 11" three years In
Chilian's rice mill, h.i been set up hi
Mr. O. E. Williams's cabinet factory, to
supply motive power to that and other
workshops. Including Mr. W. E. ller
rlek's turning shop, at tho corner of
King and Bethel streets. Mr. Ed.
Tucker, foreman of tho Ironworks
machine shop, put the engine In posi
tion and had It running smoothly this
morning. Accessory to tho cnglno aro
a water-heater, In which the exhaust
steam is utilized, and a Blake pump for
supplying the holler.
lti:v. W. C. Merrltt, of Oalm College,
writes as follows: "I have been re
quested to make the following announce
ment, through thu columns of the city
papers: As has already been noted,
Bishop Hall of Science Is now complet
ed and equipped for work. A class of
sixteen arc Just now entering upon tho
study of chemistry, under Prof. Van
Slykc. For a few days they will bo en
gaged upon the details preliminary to
laboratory work. Tho course after that
maybe briefly outlined as au elementary
course In qualitative analysis, combined
with recitations and lectures hi general
chemistry. This class occupies tho Hall
of Seleneis for Its work each day from
one o'clock till two. Visitors are always
welcomed to our class-rooms, and Prof.
Van Slyke and myself wish It to be un
derstood that any who may desire are
especially Invited to attend this course."
Fiuday, Jan. loth.
Titimi: was a largo attendance at tho
It. II. II. concert In Emma Squaic last
A dividend of two dollars per share
will bo payable to stockholders of the
Wilder Steamship Company to-morrow.
Somi: thoroughbred cattle recently
Imported from the Coast have been
ordered by thu Government veterinarian
to bu kept Isolated from other stock for
three or four mouths.
T'HK Government party held a meet
ing at Maemae, Ximnuii Valley, last
evening, a'1110-t all to themselves, the
speakers being Messrs. Daniel Lvons,
W. O. Achl, A. K. ICiiniilakea, Ir. M.
Pocpoe and .J. T. Baker.
Tin: steamship St. Paul left thu O.
S. S. wharf at 12 o'clock noon to-day,
for San Francisco. She took 0,1"2 bugs
of .sugar, shipped by Irwin & Co.. but
had only 0110 passenger. Thu gather
ing to sfo the vessel off was slim.
Tin: (Juccn's Own military company,
after a street parade last night, marched
to tho Palace and received a lecture on
politics. The King's Own had a similar
privllegua few nights ago, when the
soldiers were advised not to oppose
Ax attempt was made on Monday
evening to burn tho St. Andrew's l'rlorv
sehoolhoiisc, by pouring kerocnu oil
over a portion of thu wall anil then
kindling a lire cloo to It. Mr. W. It.
Lawrence noticed thu rising flames and
put them out with a bucket of water.
A 1'i.easant programme and tooth-
.soino refreshments were dispensed by
the Ladies' Benevolent Society hi thu
vestry of Fort-street Church last even
ing. Mrs. W. W. Hull, Miss II. Dick
son, Mr. Morse and Mrs. E. I. Adams
gave the literary and musical parts of
Tin: majority of tlte crew of the bark
Victoria Cross deserted last night. Tho
vessel was to sail to-day for San Fran
cisco, but now sho has not enough
sailors to handle the ship. The captain
expressed his fears of the remaining
few, who might follow their shipmates.
Mr. II. Hart was busy all morning try
ing to drum up a crew for the bark, so
that she might sail to-morrow.
Satuiiday, Jan. 16th.
Mus. Sala, wlfo of tho well-known
journalist, died at Melbourne, Australia,
on thu night of Dec. :11st.
Tun barkeutino Discovery has been
painted iu oil by Sir. Fiirncaux from a
sketch by Mr. J. P. Smith.
It is reported that Captain Bray,
master of the missionary vessel Morn
ing Star, will resign Ids position 011 his
Kkalia mill, Kauai, has commenced
grinding for thu season. Thu first
sugar camu by the steamer Jas. SInkcu
Sin. It. Mathews, champion heavy
weight pugilist of Xew 'Zealand, was a
passenger by thu Alameda en route to
Ids home iu San Francisco.
Mil. ThomasStewart, lately clerk In the
'Louvre of Brussels," left by the Vic
toria Cross for Sail Francisco, expecting
to bo back shortly with a drove of hogs.
A Chinaman caught iu the act of
robbing a fellow-countryman's house In
Mauoa Valley, yesterday morning, has
been given a year's hard labor on thu
Tiieue was a gay gathering last
night at the Yosumlto skating rink's
apple-bee. Everyone got an apple hut
no lice. To-night thu amusement will
Tin: bark Mount Lebanon, from
Hongkong, is about 3."i days overdue.
The Chinese merchants in this city are
iu filikla for thch- supplies of goods,
which they counted on for Chlncsu Xew
Year's Day, February 3rd.
At the request of Mr. It. W. Lalne,
Viee-Consul for Spain, a Requiem Slass
will bu celebrated In thu Roman Catholic
Cathedral on Tuesday thu I'.lth, at 111 a.
m., for thu repo-u of tho soul of Ills
Majesty Alphonso XIL, Hie latu King
Tin: regular mcctlug of Polynesian
Encampment, Xo. I, I. O. O. F., was
held last evening, when tho following
olllcers were Installed by Deputy Grand
Slro W. K. Foster: C. J. Fishel, C. 1". ;
It. II. Graham, S. W.; L. O. Abies, 11.
P.; W. O. Atwatcr, Scribe; J. .J.I.ecker,
Tresis.; J. M. Moiisarnit, 1st W.; W. O.
Parku, L. C. Abies and K. C. Howe,
Tnr.ui: was an audience of about fifty
to hear Elder llealey, of thu Seventh
Day Adveutlst mission, In Ids unguard
ed tent last evening. An interesting
address was begun on Xebuehuduezar's
dream of thu universal kingdoms that
should como after him, to hu continued
this evening. Some Interesting facts
regarding thu greatness of ancient
Babylon and Its fall were lucidly given.
Tho speaker contended that the pro
phetic scriptures weru Intended to bu
understood in this llfu. as, If their mean
ing was not to bo divulged until thu
future life, they were altogether premature.
"Sr.iin gollcbi. frcitndo: Wlr lnd
vcrs'.immcU In dcr gcgenwart Goltes
inn dlcseii maim and dlese juugc frail
iu den helligcn stand der ehe zu ver
blnden," said the Rev. E. C. Oggel
of the Bethel Union Church last evening,
and then proceeded to unite Iu the
bonds of holy wedlock Sir. Helurieli
Gumpfcr ami SUss Sophie Dorothea
Loulso Sleyer, the pastor performing the
ceremony for the young couple In the
language of their native, beloved Ger
many. The congratulations of tho
Bulletin are tendered the newly
wedded pair, with best vlhe for their
In speaking to the captain of the
steamer Jas. I. Dowsett this morning,
about thu mysterious lights In Molokai
channel, he said that he too had seen
strangu lights there. On 0110 occasion
the steamer Slokolli, during the night,
was reported off the starboard bow, and
when the Dowsett approached the light
It suddenly disappeared. On another
occasion all hands weru watching a
light cry close to the Dowsett, and as
plain us could he, when all of a sudden
It vanished and was seen 110 more. The
captain remarked that there was no one
on the northwest, cud of Slaul who
would go Into thi! opium business, and
furthermore the bonllre lights seen were
caused by the planters burning ground.
Monday, Jan. 18th.
Mu. Z. Y. Squires, the anti
Mongolian candidate, is conducting
a vigorous campaign in tho city.
Tub list of qualified electors for
Honolulu district is placarded at the
Post Ofilcc, showing 2,020 names.
Messhs. Dick Pcddic and J. Hay
men, passengers from the Colonics
for San Francisco perS. S. Alameda,
have cast anchor at this port.
Saturday was the Premier's
birthday, and many of his friends,
including the King, called on him
informally to tender congratulations.
Mn. A. Johnstone, editor of the
JPresn, was arrested this afternoon
at tho instance of the Attornoy
Gcneral, on a warrant charging him
with libel, mid wns admitted to
$1,002 bail, which he gave within
Tin: maceration mill at Pain Plan
tation is giving excellent satisfaction.
A week ago, Saturday, the experi
ment was made of running all tho
juice from the maceration rollers in
to the clurillers by itself. Out of a
total day's work of 38 cl.triliers, 4
clariliers came from the maceration
mill. Heavy crops nrc reported for
Tin: mystery of Molokai Channel
further develops. Captain Crane,
of the schooner Nettie Merrill, says
he saw a strange steamer in Molokni
Channel last Friday. She is smaller
than the Jas. Makee and different iu
model from any of the inter-island
steamers. She is, the captain says,
from her sizo and color easily distin
guished from any of the island pack
ets and is said to be a "ripper".
Dn. McKibbin's horse ran away
on the Waikiki road last evening,
and the carriage coming in contact
witli a tree the doctor was thrown
out. He was picked up unconscious
and carried into Mr. Jaeger's house,
where Dr. Brodie was called and
attended to him. One of his ribs
was broken and there wcro severe
bruises in different parts of the
body. The injured doctor was
afterward taken home in a hack,
and this morning, it is gratifying to
hear, he was doing well, although
of courso somewhat stiff and sore.
Eluku Hcalcy last evening gave
a very clear and connected lecture
on the kingdom that the God of
Heaven was to set up, after the
division of the Roman Empire into
ten parts, as foretold by Daniel.
Ho adduced scriptures to show that
the kingdom is to bo 011 this earth,
with the new Jerusalem as its me
tropolis, and contended that the
earth having been designed by God
for man's habitation could not bo
lost to that purpose without defeat
ing God's plan. An audience of
about fifty listened with close atten
tion throughout the discourse. Mrs.
Hcalcy leads tho singing with organ
accompaniment in the tent. This
evening tho elder will discuss tho
question whether the world is to bo
converted beforo tho millennium.
Tin; Marques of Tcano, intro
duced to our readers about a month
ago, on his arrival from tho South,
as a member of tho Italian Geogra
phical Society, left for San Francisco
on the Alameda. During his stay
ho has been living quietly and mod
estly, while looking over tho country
and its resources, mid ho has left
the impression of a thorough gentle
man upon people with whom ho
camo iu contact. A consular com
munication recommending caution
iu accepting him for what ho repre
sented himself, received from Samoa,
has given rise to all borts of street
rumors, but enquiry so far fails to
elicit anything iu his conduct lwiro
up to his departure, which would
support a suspicion that ho was
travelling under an assumed char
acter. Tulsday, Jan. lflth.
A CAUTOox by Jack IJecsc on tho
political campaign is iu Oats' win
dow. Not unwelcome showers fell in
the city and suburbs last night and
about midday to-day.
Du. Hobt. McKibbin rested toler
ably well last night and was much
improved this morning,
JANUARY 22, 1B8G,
rmmnnrm t 'AXmvjesanjfwm
Tin; brilliant full moon nnd the
certainty of :i musical treat dfnva
larjio crowd to Emma Square Inst
Mu. II. Swinton treated a number
of the poor inmates of Liinnlilo
Homo to dinner in ono of the city
restaurants this afternoon.
Anix, the Chinaman arrested lately
at Kaliului for having opium in pos
session, lias been discharged by
Judge Aliolo. Lookout for another
suit for damages.
Rain demonstrates the futility of
street-clennlng that scrapes off but
tho top layer of dirt of the many
that form the geological homogeneity
of our city thorough fares.
Tin: new Portuguese Bnnd reports
satisfactory progress. The band
numbers about 110. They have for
warded an order, by the Alameda
mail, to France for a set of brass
Cait. Holland had his picture
painted by a Chinese artist in Hong
kong, and, 11s any of his friends
may see at King Bros.' art store, it
is a portrait of which ho need not
Mu. F. L. Clarke brought from
Maui a beautiful cluster of the Ha
waiian sword plant, got iu the crater
of Haleakala. The object is dis
played with effect in the front win
dow of Kings' art store.
CosTitiiiuTioxs of papers, maga
zines or books from friends of the
W. C. T. IJ. in aid of the work of
the society, may lie left at the
Sailors' Home, care of Mrs. S. M.
Damon or Miss F. Johnson.
PitoKEssou Scott, acting Inspector
General of schools, was well pleased
with the condition of the schools at
Wailuku and Wnihcc. He goes
away again to-tlay, this time to in
spect the schools on Hawaii.
Dn. Henri McGrcw lias resigned
tho position of assistant physician of
the Queen's Hospital, and the Board
of Trustees will meet on Wednesday
of next week to act on his resigna
tion and appoint a successor.
XorwiTiisTA.NDixo the large mail
taken by the Zealaudia two days
previously, the Alameda on Saturday
took 3,033 letters and 4f)8 packages
of papeis. The three steamers leav
ing during the week carried away
0,271 letters and 2,o83 papers.
Mn. Hoo Foil, manaircr of tbn
"Hawaiian Chinese News" Com
pany, and Miss Lee ICni, niece of
Mr. Lee Kau, a Chinese merchant,
were married by Rev. Dr. Hyde last
evening, at the residence of Mr. L.
Ascu, corner or King and Nuuanu
Mn. C. Micliicls left for San Fran
cisco by the Caibarien, to see that
the S800 ho voluntarily gave the
Marquis of Tcano to pay certain
bills there is disbursed according to
instructions. Will not his former
clerk, Mr. Stewart, stare to meet him
inside the Golden Gate?
Donn's stables will shortly be
adorned with a handsome now weather-vane,
imported through E. O.
Hall & Son from New York. The
article forms the figure of a horse
and break driven by a jockey, all
richly gilded, surmounting a large
gilt ball on a metallic rod.
Mn. Charles R. Bucklnnd, former
ly editor of this journal, now editor
and proprietor of the San Francisco
Merchant, has been appointed
American Agent of tho New Zealand
Government at San Francisco, in
place of Mr. Charles Creighton, who
is about to remove to Honolulu.
Rev. C. E. Groscr, teacher at the
Reformatory School, has resigned
Ids position, and will leave on thu
S. S. Muraroa on Saturday or Sun
day, for Queensland, where ho has
been tendered a good church living.
To-morrow nt ten o'clock E. P.
Adams & Co. will sell Mr. Groser's
household effects at his house, Pa
lama. One of the most gracoful-looking
objects in all the equipments of the
Fire Brigade is the new hook and
ladder truck. While not to be men
tioned tho same day as the old
truck for neatness and portability,
the vohiclo and laddcis nrc strong
enough for nil proper usage to which
they will be subjected here. The
new truck will be a feature in this
year's parade on Feb. 4th.
Tin: captain of the schooner
Muuuokawai brings a few notes from
lvoohui. Heavy northerly swells and
strong northwest currents have been
running thero for several days.
There was no wind and the surf wns
breaking on the reef witli tremend
ous force. Chinese rice planters are
ploughing the ground and running
water onto it, preparatory to plant
ing rice next week. Grand prepara
tions are being made for the Chinese
Now Year. Tho schooner Rainbow
is trading at Koolau ports.
Wednesday, Jan. 20th.
Stiionu winds and northerly swells
are reported nt Hamnktm.
Steameii Kilauea Hon brings news
of lino weather to windward.
Tin: Volcano is said to be very
active, and a now How to havo started.
Tin Onomca mill starts gt tailing
oil Monday next for the sdason and
the Pai'.uhau mill on Feb. 1st.
Mn. I. B. Peterson, Assistant
Postmaster, has been laid aside from
duty, for about a week past, by
Mn. J. T. Baker was addressing
a crowd of natives from horseback
at tho Anchor Saloon this forenoon.
Passers-by had to take to the muddy
streets owing to the obstruction.
Other politicians commit slinilnr
encroachments on public rights, and
the police authorities would do
right to recommend them, each and
all, to hire a hall for verbal com
munications with the "free and en
lightened." Mu. Hermann Lubcck, who lives
at Iwilei, lost Sllill iu paper on his
way home from work on the steamer
lwalani last evening, and is pre
pared to pay a liberal reward for
its recovery. He went by way of
King street, then past the Oahu
Prison and the slaughter house to
his home. It is a heavy loss for a
workiiigman, and it is to be hoped
the money has been picked up by
an honest person who will restore it.
Tin: "Planters' Monthly" for
January has n political article, show
ing up the dependent character of
the majority of the Government
candidates, only four of whom arc
not iu the pay of the Government.
An extract from a letter of Dr. J.
Mott Smith is given, expressing his
opinion that the diffusion process is
applicable to cane. Mr. A. Marques
lias an article on banana culture,
mid the remainder of the number is
a variety of practical matter.
By the steamer Iwnlani that ar
rived yesterday morning nows was
received of Hoating timber that may
lead to the discovery of some catas
trophe or to the possible destiny of
tho missing schooner Domitila. A
largo raft made of new timber in
pieces about 30 feet long, ono inch
thick, 12 inches wide nnd marked
K, was found lashed together with
a 3-inch rope. It was stranded on
the reef between Honokaa and Pa
auhaii. It was discovered on Mon
day of last week, and on the follow
ing day the steamer lwalani towed
it off the rocks. There were about
1,500 feet of rough boards on the
raft, which was taken apart and
brought to Honolulu. Conjectures
arc numerous, but as yet all are
A fieiice southerly wind was howl
ing this morning. The hnrbor was
covered witli white-caps. The
Pclc, the steam scow and other
small craft took shelter at the north
ern extremity of the bay. The
larger vessels creaked and groaned
against the wharves, while the
wind whistled mournfully through
the riggings. A fishing sloop was
washed against tho stone bulkhead
near tho Honolulu Yacht and Boat
Club house. Her boom and sails
were washed away, and while she
was gradually filling witli every
large wave her hull bumped against
projecting stones. The rain, though
of short duration, would come down
in blinding sheets, compelling pedes
trians to dive under cover and re
tarding shipping operations to somo
Tiiuiisday, Jan. 21st.
The "Advertiser" regretfully calls
attention to the suspension of prac
tice by the Choral and Quintette
Messus. Benson, Smith & Co.
have lately put up an elegant lamp
in the shape of a silver mortar in
front of their store on Fort street.
To-Moitnow evening the silver
wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Hustace is to be celebrated at Mr.
Paty's residence, the Royal Ha
waiian Band furnishing music.
Puoclasiation is made by the
Minister of the Interior that Friday,
Feb. 12th, being tho 12th anniver
sary of tho accession of King Kala
kaun, will bo observed as a national
holiday, Government olllces to bo
An "Open letter to the Right
Reverend Alfred Willis, Bishop of
Honolulu and President of the
Cathedral Building Coramittco,"
from Mr. Tlieo. II. Davics, is a
neatly printed pamphlet, and is be
ing circulated by Mr. C. K. Miller.
Mu. R. J. Pcddic, a member of
tho Britisli Parliament, is in town,
intendiug to Visit the Volcano next
week. Ho was present at a dinnor
given in Edinburgh to His Majesty
when on his tour round tho world.
To-morrow morning His Majesty
will entertain the distinguished visi
tor at breakfast in the Palace.
Ycsteuday afternoon a horse be
longing to Mr. S. G. Wilder, Jr.,
broke loose from its hitching post in
Nuuanii Vallo', and running off
knocked a Chliiiuniui down at the
corner of Nuuanu uveniio and
Bishop's lane, Beforo being stopped
the animal broke down na iron fence,
nnd injured itself on ono knee and
iu the side. Tho Chinaman was
seriously injured about the hend and
face, and being taken to tho Queen's
Hospital was treated by Dr. Henri
McGrow, who entertains some hopes
of Ida rccovory.
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