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The Coinmcrcinl Ilnnk Co., of Sydney,
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The Hank of New Zealand: Auckland,
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toria, 1!. (J., and l'oitlund, Or.
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TITICSDAY, FKU. !, l&fi.
Nohody who has been rending the
Eastern American papers need be
tohl wlio Vennor was. The name
liecame proverbial a few years ago
as that of a weather prophet who
rose in Canada. Henry G. Vennor,
:ih a member of the Dominion Geolo
gical Survey, had largely an outdoor
life, thnl he turned to good account
in closely observing and faithfully
recording meteorological phenomena.
"With the data thus obtained, cover
ing a large range of yeai-s, he was
able, on the theory of weather cy
nics, to make weather foieeasts that
turned out so accurate as to be a
marvel to the people of all North
Amciica. Regaining with the news
papers, Mr. Vennor ultimately started
an almanac as tho vehicle of his
weather lore, which sold in immense
editions in tho United States and
Canada, lie died in June, 188),
but for some time before his death
lie had a coadjutor in his scientific
labors in the same line, who con
ducted a sort of astro-meteorological
depaitment both in the almanac and
in a monthly weather journal sup
plementary thereto. I'pon this fel-low-laborcrthemantlcof
weather seer fell. The new prophet
is Mr. Walter 11. Smith, who wilt be
remembered by readers of this paper
:is having been in controversy with
Rev. Scrcno 11. Hishop, on the sub
ject of "Ruddy Sunsets," a short
while ago. Last year Mr. Smith
issued the annual under its old name
of "Vennor's Almanac," and with
the prophetic parts as bold and,
events have piovcd, as accurate as
ever. This year the publication has
come to hand under the new tittle
of, "Smith's Planetary Almanac
and Weather Guide, 188G." Jt
contains "a forecast of the weather
for each week, calculated by the
and a treatise on, "Lunar Influence
on Vegetation, with tables for sowing
according to it in all latitudes;
copious astronomical and meteorolo
gical notes, etc., etc." Mr. Smith
is President of the Astro-Meteorological
Association, that has branches
throughout the Eastern and Southern
States, and is an enthusiastic slar
azer as well as meteorologist. He
ia a writer of very creditable verse,
as well as a competent journalist in
general newspaper work, his last
year's almanac abounding in well
written pieces of poetry. What we
desire to call special attention to, in
this brief review of the Alinannc in
question, is the theory of lunar in
llueiicc on vegetation. The infliicnco
of the moon on plant growth is an
old idea, but in modern times it has
been largely lelegntcd to the tonics
of ancient superstition. Mr. Smith
has, however, after experimenting
at the suggestion of a scientific
friend, brought foith tho theory
anew, rehabilitating it with scientific
reason and propagating it over a
wide range through hisalmanncs and
many American and Canadian papers.
The influence of the sun upon vege
tation he regards as a universally
known fact, but he believes the moon
has her share of sway over vegetable
as well as animal life, asking, in last
year's Almanac, "Is it easy for the
moon to raise the surface of the
Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and
' hard for her to stir tho juices of a
plant?" The theory is in brief
something like this: Seeds should
e sown when the moon is on the
increase, and in tho zodiacal signs
Taurus, Cancer, Libra and J'isces.
"Why these signs art better than
others is owing to the proximity of
Ht'urs in them, as matter attracts in
regular ratios. The increase rather
than the decrease of the moon is
, chosen as the "time to plant," be
cause" in tho Increasing period tup
moon, "by her continuing above
the horizon immediately after the
sun 'has set, prevents the rapid
change from heat to cold, and moist
to dry, so injurious to young plants,
retaining the moisture at the sur
face." However much or little cense,
there may be in this, there is cer
tainly no superstition. At all events,
.Mr. Smith has reason to lie highly
gratillcd at the testimony he has ic
ceived of the value of the theory
when reduced to practice. Although
it was only four years or so ago that
he began expeiimenting in his own
garden, he has already been the ic
cipient of numberless letters fiom
scientific men and agriculturists all
over the Union and the Dominion,
telling of remarkably successful re
sults of experimentation according
to the directions given by him. In
some eases the application of the
theory made all the difference be
tween unusually good crops and total
failures, side by side, with every
thing else equal. While so much
expense is being incurred in these
Hands to airive at the most econo
mical production of sugar possible,
it might be well worth while to solicit
the aids of nature's laws as digested
in the theory of "lunar inlliieiicc on
vegetation." It will cost nothing,
and may yield " millions." The
lowestlntitude for w liich the Almanac
gives specific directions for this
year's planting is !n" north. If these
do not suit, our local astronomers
can doubtless afford precise calcula
tions in accordance with the above
statement of thet heory. For Feb
ruary and March we copy the direc
tions from the Almanac:
I'imitfAKY. The nth and (ith from
T.iit) to !).)." a. m.; 10.25 to 11.50 a.
in. and 1.50 to '1.00 p. m. an jjood.
Fur roots, take tin- lOlb, 11th and
12th from 7.20 to S.;i5 a. in. Oilier
things, the I0th and lltb finni II..').")
to 11.1 a. in., ami i.'M to ;i.:u p.m.
Hoot eiop.s ami early potatoes .should
be miwii on the 15th and Kith be
tween 7.10 and 8.25 a. in. and '.l.-IH
and 10.10 a. in. Things requiring
to) giowth should be put in on the
15th, between 12.10 noon and 2.20
M Alien. The liict favorable date
this month is the Dili, from 11.50 a.
in. to 2.00 p. in. for grain and vegetable.-,
the Mimo hours nro suitable
on the 10th and lltb. For root
i-iops, sow between 8.10 and !).:i5 a.
in. on the 10th and 11th. The 15th
lias the .Moon in Cancer, and root
crops should be put in from 5.20 to
li.:ir a. in. and 7.55 to 9.20 a. m.
Corn, wheal, other grain and vege
tables, 11.20 a. in. to l.IiO p. in. The
20th is a splendid date for loot eiop.s
and the like, between the hours of
5.00 andt!. 10 a. lit. ; 7.U0 and 0.00 a.
in., and 11.15 to 1.20 p. in.
The Almanac may be ordered
through Messrs. .1. 51. Oat, Jr.,
Co., at 15 cents a copy.
WANTED, GLEAN FOLITICS.
Kditok Hrt.i.r.Tijf: I notice in
the papers numerous complaints of
fraud and corruption in connec
tion with the elections. The Gov
ernment organ credits tho Opposi
tion with a monopoly of wrong
doing. The Opposition papers
strongly intimate that the boot is on
the other leg. After allowing a
large margin for exaggeration on
both sides, the truth seems to b'e
contained in the assertion that
neither the Government adherents
nor the Oppositionists are exempt
from the evil complained of. Jf
they were put into a bag together
ami shaken, it is unsafe to predict
which would tumble out ahead. One
thing is certain, elections' in this
country are a distant remove from
purity, and the law as it now stands
affords but little protection against
the practice of fraud and unfairness.
Such a condition of matters is
deeply deplored by all honest and
honorable men interested in the
welfare of the nation. Is there no
remedy for the evil? If public senti
ment docs not favor reform it is
hard to effect a reformation. Rut
the making of laws is the work of
the Legislature, and the Legislature
at its next session should make a
comprehensive and practical law to
cure the evils besetting the present
system of elections. Legislation for
this purpose is more than desirable,
it is urgent, and should be delayed
on no consideration. If the recently
elected House hns not the will and
the determination to deal with the
matter its honesty and patriotism
may well bo questioned. The neces
sity of producing n tax receipt at
the polls should bo abrogated, or
the coralling of receipts by those to
whom they do not belong bo made
an offense punishable by a heavy
penalty. Every species of bribery
and intimidation should be easy of
proof, and sure of punishment on
production of proof. Every suc
cessful candidate who bag acquired
success through bribery or intimida
tion, direct or indirect, should bo
unseated immediately on satisfactory
evidence thciuof bilnj produced to
a properly constituted tribunal, and
his election become null and void.
This is a matter in which young
Hawaii might lenrn some useful
lessons from old Knglnnd. There
the electoral franchise is carefully
guarded by strict laws, and it is no
uncommon thing for a member elect
to be unsealed because of his viola
tion of those laws. A candidate for
the British Parliament is cautious of
iriegularities, knowing that If he
gains a seat by illegal practices he
is almost certain to lose it again.
Here in Hawaii the law as it now is
seems to have been sufficient in
times past, but since the natives
have become corrupted by unprinci
pled foreigners a change is greatly
TM1K basinet. lierclofoic cniried on
L under tins firm name of Lyons V.
Cohen Is lh"n day dNsolvcd by mutual
consent, L. 1 Cniion miring, nnd .1.
Lyons carrylnr on llm business as bete
tofore, who will assume all liabilities of
said llrm, and who Is alone nulhnrt-ed
to collect all nuUtanding debts.
. . J.LYONS.
hlgnwl: L. L. CO 1 1 EX.
Referring to the above, .1. Lyons begs
to leturn his thanks to nil his friend
and customers for the kind pntionago
liiliicilo bedimed on Ihu late llitu, and
ho now lionei for a continuance of
same. J. LYONS.
FehnriryS. ISSfi. 4731
WTO V3E OO.A.T-. !
Housekeepers take notice!
Tin- Jlfist Lot
Kvcr brought to Ibis Market. For sale
la quantities to stilt by
CASTLE & COOKE.
Election of Officers.
AT tlio Annual Meeting of ihu stock
holdeis of the ICohala Sugar Co.
held this Ulh lay of February, 1SSU, the
following officers were elected for the
S. C. Ai.i.ux President
Hon. .1. Moi-t Smith.... Vice-President
Hon. S. N. Oastm Trcasuicr
I. R. AriimnoN Secretary
C. M.Cooki: Auditor
.!. 15. ATI1KKTON, Sec'y.
Honolulu. Feb. V, ISiU. 47 lw
In accoidance with a powei of sale
contained In 11 certain nioilgagu made
by Hop Wo Company to R. F. Dilling
liiun, dated August 25, 1885, and leeorcl
ed in Liber !)7, p. 103. 100. Xoticc is
hereby given that said mortgagee in
tends to' foiecloe said 11101 tgage for
condition broken, and upon saul fore
closme will sell al public auction at the
Astor House Restaiuaut, Hotel Street,
Wednesday, February 24th,
at 10 a.m., the following articles;
i! trays, 80 dinner phtcs, 80 soup plates,
2 huge philters, 1UO small pl iters, 0
saueuis, 1 cooking tange ami uRiisIIn
Iheieto belonging, cook house tables, 1
Ice chest, water piping and sinks, 2.2
tallies, 2.t chairs, 11 pictures, 1 counter,
1 (leak. 1 basket. 1 mirror, 1 linen con-
taincr, 1 lion safe, 2 water coolers, 17
cruets, 11! lamps, 100 knives and forks, 1
clock, 100 table spoons, 100 tea spoons,
II pitchers, 11 butler bwwls, -20 sugar
bowls, L'(i waicr glasses and all other
goods, ware-, and property of every kind
used in connection with the sahl Astor
House Restaurant business.
E. P. ADAMS & Co.,
B. F. Dil.MMillAM, Mortgagee.
Honolulu, Feb 1), 1880. -17 1-lt
Specm! SSule of
On FKlDAY,Fcb. 1 Stli,
at 12 noon, I w ill tell at Public Auc
tion, in from of my Salesroom,
No. -10 Queen Sticet,
broken nnd unbroken,
very slightly used and hi good order,
1 New Phaeton,
1 Top Buggy, new, and
6 Sets New Buggy Harness.
LEWIS J. LEVEY,
45 5t Auctioneer.
AN F.nglncninn of Co. Xo. 2 left his
coat near the gate at the entrance
of Mr. Wldenuuiu's prcinlees, Friday
afternoon. Tho coal wns either stolen
or picked up. Any perton returning tho
same lo Mr. JOHN NOTTS storu will
bu re winded. '!'
T1IK icgulnr Quarterly Meeting of
the Stockholders of E. O. Hull &
Hon, Limited, will be held at their olllco
WEDNESDAY, February 10th, at 2
o'clock p.m. L. O. ABLES,
45 ilt Secretary.
JUST received, "The Dogs of Great
Britain, America and other Coun
tries: Their Breeding, Training, and
Management in Health and Disease," by
Stonchcngo; "Incidents and Anecdotes
of tho Civil Win," by Admlial Porter.
"", iiy tin:
Woodiavvn Dairy & Stock Co.
t Thorough-bred llolslcln Bull,
"Dutchman," U years old, will weigh
about 1,800 lbs.
1 Holslcin Bull. 12 months old,
"Hercules Second," sired by Judge
Mc.Cully's imported Holstein "Her
ciilos," "dam, a large line graded Hoi
stein cow Imporled from California.
Dam has given -I libs, of milk In ndny
iu this country.
t Holstein Bull, 9 months old,
"Alux." This line thoiough-brcd Hoi
stein was sired by "Hercules," dam
fe also have several graded Holstein
Hulls lioin -' H) a mos. old.
This U a rare opportunity ollered to
slook-ralfers to secure asupciior lnecd
ofcatile. Stock men hi America claim
that for beif, milk, and butler they are
superior to any other class of slock.
Ve have leeeiitly Imporled 52 thor-ougb-bred
Holstein ilulls from Syracu-e,
N. Y. Thc?e animals are lelated to the
llnest dairy slock In the world, viz: the
The best cow In this family at 0 years
of age made the following milk leconl:
8-Plln. In one day, 'J.UIW'lbs. in one
month. 18,001 lfi-lfi lbs. In one year end
lug Maich 25, 1885.
Applications made for bull calves from
these superior animals will receive our
attention. Wo nro agents for Smiths,
Powell fc Lamb, and are prepaicd to
take orders for stock to be imported
Irom them. We have open catalogues
of their slock, which we shall be pleas
cil to furnish upon application.
We have also been appointed agents
to take onleis and sell cattle and boies
fi om the well known ranch of Onv.
behind Stanford, Vina, (Jul. (loven-or
Stanfoid has been importing from
Smlths.Vciwell & Lamb thorough-bred
llolstcins by the car-load, paying a9
high as $1,500 each fr,r cows.
WOODLAWN DA111Y ifc STOCK Co.,
Addiess A. L. Smith, Sec'y.
ilsteiis for Beef.
As proof of the superiority of llol
stcins as beef entile, we call attention
to the following htalciiieut:
In the winter of ISM and ISS5, we
can-ell to be slaughtered the reconled
Hol-teln bull Syracn-e (S22), calved
April 'J lib, 18W-, the reconled cow
Signet (1817), cahc-d April 0th, 18S0,
and Little Wonder (17SS), calved May
lltb, 1SS0, with the lollowiug result:
Svracuse weighed, alive, on
day of killing 2,2'JO lbs.
Dre-sed beef l,I:mlbs.
Rough tallow 120 '
Per cent, of drcs-ed beef . .0i 1 1
Percent, of offal 2ii
Signet weighed, alive 1,170 lb-.
)ieuil beef 015 lb-.
Hide 7'! "
Rough tallow 12ii "
Per cent, of dressed beef. .(W.'.tl
l'ereent. of offal 21
Little Wonder weighed. nlive..l,l!i:i lbs.
Drc.-etl beef 7111 ll).
Romih itallow 121 "
Per cent, of dies.sed beef. .52.0:;
Percent, of offal :t;t
Syraeu-e and Little Wonder had not
beeii fattened for beef, and Signet we
had fed for some time, but she was not
what beef men would reirard fat.
Taking everything Into con-lderatlon,
we think this shows decidedly to the
advantage of HuNtcliis as beei'nulmalc
The butchers that purchased and cut
up the enreiis-cs of Signet and Little
Wonder' send us the following strong
testimonial as to the quality of these
two cows :
SYiiACiisi:, X. Y., Feb. 11, 1885.
Mr.R-.us. Smiths & Powi:i.i.:J
Gentlemen: We were much pleased
wllh the two Holstein heifers purchased
of von last month. Wo have been In
Ihu meat business for the last twenty
live yenis, nnd have killed all grades of
eattle, the best we could llm! in this
country, but never have we had any
that would equal la quality those pur
chased of you. We have had a grjnt
many compliments from tho leading
families In the city lu regaid to the
'W. & .7. FACE,
111 Warren St.
Tho imported Holstein bull Ebbo, live
year old, was killed on the ltemlngtou
Fa 1 m lu Ca.cnovlas
Weighed, alive, 011 day of kill
ing 2,200 lbs.
Diessed beef l,:ii:ilh.
Hide 150 '
hough tallow 75 "
Percent, of ilrescil beef.G8j
i WINDMILL, Rift, diameter, com
JL plete, with Composition Pump and
Framc-woik, 14ft. high. 1 l,000.gallon
Wooden Tank (neaily new) and Frame
for same, 7ft. high, nil In good older.
Also, !l00 feet, more or less, of ?.( Gul-
vaulcd Pipe, second hand. Apply to
BUI.1.KT1N Office. lid 2w
lTuNliioimllc Clonic juul
Comer of Alnkcn ic, King Sis.
Fcatliors Cleaned and Dyed.
S. M. CARTER,
'Wood and Coal Itlorvlmiit,
No. 82 King Street. Telephono
Number, in both Companies, Id".
Wood nnd Coal Orders aro hereby
solicited, and will be delivered at any
locality within the city limits.
Departure Bay Coal, Newcastle
Coal and Charcoal.
Hnrd and Soft Wood, Sawed and Split,
nlways on hand, nnd sold la
234 ipiantlties to suit. if
Davis & Wilder,
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES.
Receive by cu-ry steamer from the
Groceries of the
,iacoo jjouift imiiaio iianis, n. m. uupec lircaKiim uncon ; n uw iorK ami
Calu. Crvnni, Llinbiirger, Swiss, Young America, Edam and Pino Apple
Cheese; Fairbanks' Laid, Nos. a, 5 and 10 tins; Cutting's Table and Flo
Fruit, Fears, Reaches, Apricots, Crapes, Chenles, Kgg and D.uiimhi J'Iuiiis,
.Jacob Dold's ISull'iilo Hams, H. M. Dupce Rreakfast Ilacon; New York and
.lams nnd Jellies; Canned, Curried, Rotted and Deviled Meats, Fowl and
Fish; Dried and Pitted Peaches. Cherries. Plums. Prunes, Annies, Flirs.
Dates, Nuts nnd Raisins. Meals put up la 101b. tins proof against
worms and wcavels; Oat Meal, CnicKed Wheat, Yellow Corn Meal, White
Com Meal, Graham Flour, small and largo Hominy, Rtickwhcut.&c, Cain.
Cracker Co.'s Crackers and Fancy Biscuits In every variely. 25 lb lveg.i
Selected Salmon Rallies; Choice Fitmily Corn Reef, nnd Poik; Mixed
l'ickl'.--, Saner Kiaut, French Capers, Mushrooms, 1'c.is, S irdlnes, ,'48 and
is ; Fete 'do Fole Gras.
Crosse & Blackwell's
Fruits, marmalades, .tains, .Jellies, Sultana Raisins, Currants, Salad Oil,
Pickles, Spice?, Pepper, Mustard, Mint, Ac., Worcestershire, Tomato, Chut.
m-y iinii lonacco oances
Lemon and Citron 1'iel:
nev unit 'iniiiueoMiiupi-s, until Uoiorow
I; bago, Tapioca,
Imperial Grnnum, White Oats, &c.
McCondray & Co.'s Choicest Brands of Greon & Black Teas.
Fresh Flower and Vegetable Seeds nlways on hand.
From the following Dairies: Royil Dniry, Koolnu, Oahu; Carslcy nnd Johnson
Dairies, Honahi, Hawaii; P.ilolo Dairy, P.ilolo Valley, Oahu; Kiiwnlloa Dilry,
Wnhiliin, O11I111I E2T This Hutter being kept in our hiipcrb Refrigerator under
fioen lemperntuic guarantees the flavor mitt ipialily unsurpas.-cd.
Our Ice House Goods
Hv cverv steamer, is n special feature, comprising California Fiesh Fruit, Vege-tabic-,
Fish, Ruttcr Point Reyes Roll and every delicacy IN SEASON that the
San Fiauclhco market allbnls.
39" Orders dispatched promptly. Dally deliveries made to nil parts of the
clly, Walklkl and the Valley. Ice packed nnd shipped to the other Islands.
Island outers for families and plantations llllcd with special caic.
Bell Telephono 274;
so, send me 20 yards. It is the FINEST MATERIAL I
lutve ever seen for the Money.''
" Quite riffht. It's below value !"
GOODD-OBiTJE ! "
NOTICE TO TKUE
Ladies and Gentlemen of Honolulu.
TEMPLE OF FASHION !
Are retiring from the Clothing, Gents Furnishing nnd Hat business, In
order to make room for their large importations of
DRY GOODS, DRY GOODS,
And oiler for sale at exceptional and gcnulno bargains their entire
unsurpassed Stock of
Men's, Youth's and Roys'
Suits, Hats, Caus, etc, etc,
Tho many friends of our Mr. S. CORN will bo glud lo loirn that he has re
turned from San Fianclsco and will! condnot and supci Intend this Clearance Sale
peiBoaolly, which ulono Is n guarantee to our many patrons oi;its e-iuiiuness.
Come and Secure Your Bargains, No
Reasonable Offer Hefused,
Queen St., next Riillctiu Olllco.
Horses broken to Sad
dle and Harness,
Horses hoarded bv the
---a-""-- dav. week, or month,
Horses Clipped. t3T Telephone 18l.
J. K. WILDER,
Coast, regular replenishments of
iV uuriices fcniiul Dri-ssiin:: Ofanire.
Corn Starch, I'eail Uarloy, Germea.
P. O. Box 435.
IS that YOU, MK.FIS1IEL?
"Have you any more of
that brown JERSEY cloth
double width, such as you
sold to airs. Jenkinson yes
tcrdsiy for $1 50 a yard ? If
s. cohk & co..;
For Ssm Francisco.
Tho Magnificent Steamship
Will leave for tho nbovo port on or
about FKRRUARY 11, 1880. For freight
and passage, apply to
220 II. HACKFELD & CO., Ag'ts.
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