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FRIDAY, FI:iJ. 19, 188G.
THE SAMOAtl DIFFICULTY.
Tho Sanioaii chiefs, Scs Munii und
Villhun Upolo, who an i veil at Well
ington on Thursday night, the Mth
January, by the llawca from Auck
land, have taken quarters at the
Nag's Head, and a non-commissioned
olllccr of tho A.C. force is in at
tendance upon them. On January
15 the Colonial Secretary and Cap
tain Lake, of II. M.'s Nelson, called
upon them, and they afterwards
proceeded to (Joveriiment House,
where they had tin interview with
His Kxcelleney, after which they
went over (Jovcrnment lluildings.
Jn the afternoon they visited the
Admiral on board tho Nelson. One
of the envoys speaks English ad
mirably, and both are llnc-looKing,
intelligent men. A largo number of
gentlemen called on them during the
clay. They are most anxious to
have their country brought under
.British rule, and annexed to New
1 sun enabled (says our Welling
ton correspondent on Jan. 2(5) by
the kindness of one of the Minis
ters, to forward you tho text of the
allegations made to the Governor of
New Zealand by the Numoan chiefs,
and their petitions on behalf of King
IMalictoa. It is as follows:
Wellington, New Zealand, 18th
January, 188G. To His Excellency
the Governor of New Zealand:
Sir, With reference to tho recent
interviews which your Excellency
has been good enough to afford us
Binec our arrival in Wellington, we
deem it advisable to lay before you
the following representations relat
ing to the state of affairs m Samoa,
in the earnest hope that you and
your responsible advisers will take
such steps as may induce Her Maj
esty's Government to agree to what
our people so much desire the an
nexation of Samoa to New Zealand.
It is all the more desirable to place
in writing the reasons aid objects of
our mission, inasmuch as King
Malietoa had not sutlicicnt time,
from cuuscs which will hereafter
appear, to .state in his letter, which
we have conveyed from him to your
Excellency, the very unsatisfactory
btate of matters at present existing
at Samoa in consequence of German
In order fairly to represent the
harsh treatment which our people
have received at the hands of the
German authorities, it will be neces
sary to go back some little time in
the history of events in Samoa.
About twelve months ago tho Ger
man Consul at Apia sent an agree
ment to King Malietoa and the
Taimua, tho Upper House, for
signature. The agreement required
that certain German otllccrs were to
be appointed in the Samoan Govern
ment service, ami that a German
gaol and courthouse were to be
erected at Mahinimu. The King
nnd the Taimua declined to sign the
document. Immediately after this
had occurred the King forwarded a
petition to the English Government
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USKlIlg UlUli OUIUUil llllUb Ut .llllll..l.H
to England. This request, however,
as your Excellency is aware, was
not complied with. In consequence
of this petition having been sent to
England, the German Consul and
Mr. Weber, the agent to a German
Jinn at .Samoa, placed themselves in
communication with the vice-King,
Tnmasesc, offering to have him ap
pointed king in place of Malietoa,
provided that submission was yielded
to German rule. The first reply
by Tamascsc was to the effect that
in consideration of his oath ho could
not accept the offer. A few days
after the proposal was repeated,
and Tamascsc replied that if he
could be made king without creating
trouble ho would become a party to
tho agreoment. lie was then told
by the German authorities to with
draw from the Government, and take
with him those members of it who
were willing to go with him. Ho
withdrew accordingly, but only a
few members of the Government
followed him. Immediately after
the German Consul addressed a let
ter to Malietoa, forbidding the
Samoan flag to bo hoisted again.
Next day some of tho crew of the
German sloop Albatross came on
shore, and erected, on property be
longing to tho Samoan Government,
n flagstaff, on which they hoisted
tho German colors. Tho English
and the American Consuls piotestcd
to the German Consul against this
outrage, but no attention was paid
to tho protest. The German flog
remains there to this day. Wo
understand that the English and
American Consuls wrote to their
respective Governments reporting
this proceeding, and that then the
German Government was communi
cated with. It gave instructions to
its Consul at Samoa to pull down
the flag. Those instructions, it will
be seen, have not been obeyed.
On tho 18th December last Mr.
Weber addressed a letter to King
Malietoa demanding the payment of
rent for land occupied by the Gov
ernment at Mulinuu. The King re
plied that he would accede to tho
demand, but that ho did so under
protest, adding also that ho would
pay 5,000 dollars to extinguish
whatever elnlni tho Ocrnmtis had on
the land. These terms Mr. Weber
declined to accept. On the .'10th
December tho King and tho Govern
ment decided to icmove fiom tho
land in question, and occupy ground
at Apia belonging to tho natives.
On the following day, between three
and four o'clock, this decision was
given effect to. The Samoan flag
was then hoisted on new premises.
Immediately after the German Con
sul requested that the flag might bo
pulled down. On this request being
refused the olllccr in question went
on board tho Albatross. Jly this
time the natives had become very
much excited. They had armed
themselves, and were bent on de
fending their flag. The English and
American Consuls advibod that the
natives should remain quiet, or
otherwise trouble would probably
arise. The King then instiucteda
member of the Government (J. T.
Upolu, whose signature is attached
to this letter) to call upon the
natives, numbering over 300, to lay
down their arms. Upon those in
structions being given they were
fortunately obeyed. Shoitly aftcr
waids a boat's crew, underarms,
came off from tho Albatross, accom
panied by the German Consul. He
was waited upon by the English and
American Consuls, who protested in
vain against his proceedings. He
then lequesled the King to pull
down the flag. The demand not
being complied with, the Consul
gave instructions to one of tho
sailors, who then and there pulled
down the Samoan flag.
As Your Excellency may suppose,
the King, the Government, and the
natives felt the indignity very
keenly. The proceeding, moreover,
was in direct violation of treaty
which had been entered into with
Germany, one of the terms of which
was that we were to fly our own
flag. Under the circumstances a
meeting of the King and several
members of tho Government was at
once held to consider the state of
affaiis. After discussing matters,
it was decided that two members of
the Government should at once be
despatched to the New Zealand Gov
ernment for the purpose of stating
what had occurred, and of repre
senting the desirability of having
Samoa annexed to New Zealand.
This mission, we, the undersigned,
were selected to carry out. We
wish at tho same time to state that
the usual mail left Apia early on
tho 31st December last, carrying
despatches to Germany, which could
not, of course, contain any intelli
gence of the outrage, as it had not
been committed until after the mail
had left. Wc started from Apia on
January 1, and fortunately suc
ceeded in catching the mail steamer
Mariposa at Tutuila, by which wc
came on to Auckland, and as Your
Excellency is aware, wc arrived in
Wellington on the 14th instant.
From the foregoing narrative, it
will be seen what a very unsatis
factory state the Samoan Govern
ment is in at present, owing to the
unwarrantable proceeding on the
part of the German authorities. Wc
feel pursuaded that unless some
measures arc promptly taken to as
sist us, the Samoan people will
suffer humiliation at the hands of
Germany, and that instead of our
advancing in civilization, as we wish
to do, wo shall be oppressed by a
power that has already treated us
most unjustly. We would respect
fully suggest that steps should bo
immediately taken bs the Colonial
Government to inquire at Samoa
into the administration of its affairs,
in order to obtain for itself informa
tion on tho subject. We would also
recommend that an inquiry should
be made with regard to' the pro
ductions and resources of our coun
try, as we believe that a largo trade,
comparatively speaking, might be
carried on between Samoa and New
Zealand, which would be mutually
Wc wish to convoy our thanks to
your Excellency and to the Govern
ment for tho kind reception which
has been given us. In conclusion,
wc have to ask your Excellency to
be good enough to lay this communi
cation before the colonial Govern
ment. We have the honor to be,
etc., Tuh.ktukuoa Upomj (adviser
to King Malietoa, and member of
tho Government), Si:u Manutaia
(member of tho Government and
Governor of Samoa).
I have ascertained that tho abovo
statement was duly laid beforo the
Cabinet by the Governor in com
pliance with tho request of the en
voys, and that after deliberation
upon the allegations contained in
each paragraph of tho statement it
was resolved that the statement of
tho Samoans should bo forwarded to
Sir F. D. Hell, the Agent-General
of the Now Zealand Government in
London, with instructions that ho
should place tho samo beforo the
Secretary of State for the Colonies ;
that the Agent-General should as
certain through the Sccictary of
State for the Colonies as far as
possible tho intentions of tho British
Government in respect to tho com
plaints abovo referred to, and tho
prayer of the native chiefs ; that it
should further bo an instruction to
tho Agent-General to ascertain from
11. Pi DausatiAM,
president and Manager.
Pacific Hardware Company,
Successors to Dillingham & Go. and Samuel Nott.
FORT STREET HONOLULU
Just received, ex S.S. Alameda mid St. Pant, latest desigus In
Silver-Plated Ware, Chandeliers & lamps,
(202) Water Filters & Coolors, Cutlery, etc., etc., etc.
(Formerly with Suniiel Nott).
Importer mill JLtmlsi in
STOVES, CHANDELIERS, LAMPS,
CHOCKERY, GLASSWARE, HOUSE FURNISHING HARDWARE,
AGATE IRON AND TINWARE.
Agent HalPs Safe and Lock Company.
Beaver Block, - Fort Street.
C5?" Stoic formerly occupied by S. NOTT, opposite Sprcckels & Co.'s Hank. -a
the Secretary of State whether the
Rritish Government would assist the
Government of Now Zealand towards
the purchase of German interests in
Samoa with a view to give peace to
that country, and to facilitate its
annexation to this colony; fuithcr,
to asccitain the attitude which is
likely to bo taken up by the United
States Government in respeet of the
proceedings of the German authori
ties in Samoa, as above detailed and
of the proposed purchase of German
interests either by the British Gov
ernment or the Government of New
The telegram announcing the ar
rival of II. M.'s. Opal at Russell,
and her sudden departure under
sealed orders has given occasion for
conjecture here. Ministers have not
received any notification of her
movements. Some people think that
she has gone to Samoa to support
tho United States vessel despatched
from Washington, and as a joint
manifestation of "moral force;" but
if she has gone away under scaled
orders no one can know where she
is gone, and not oven the captain
himself until he is well out at sea.
Rut those who are well informed
, think that the conjecture is not im
probable. JVcio Zealand Herald,
To Let Furnished,
A i Kiluuca, Kauai, n comfortable
1 louse and Cottage eminently sulta
)i lor h family wishing to spend a
h ji t I'liin in the country. Apply to
'i ll Kiluuca Sugar Co., Kauai.
For Stin Francisco.
Tho Magnificent Steamship
Will leave for the above port on or
about FEBRUARY 20, 18S0. For freight
anil passage, apply to
220 H. IIACKFELD & CO., Ag'ts.
Two Suburban Cottages t
FIRST That clcgnnt Cottage hi l.e
to occupied by the ownei, J
Robello. with line flower and fun
garden, stables, etc. Terms favorable
SECOND The two story Cottage two
doors makai of the above, lately occu
pied by tho late A. T. Baker, having
garden, stable, etc. Terms favorable.
Both premises aro connected with the
city water scivicc. Apply to
Queen Stieet. 101 tf
St'm Candy Factory
No. 71 HOTEL ST., between
Niiuuuu mid Foil Sts.
Has always on hand the largest Stock
of Candies, both Plain and Funey, guar
anteed to bo STRICTLY PURE
"VliolHnle unil rteluil.
Rich Wedding Cakes
Of a Twenty Years' Reputation, all
Sizes always on hand, ornamented
In any Style.
Pastries of All Description Made to
Order at Short Notice.
Fresh every Day.
Boll and Mutual Telephone, No, 74.
P. O .Box No. 70. 108
M JA8. 0. BwmruR,
Election oi Oilieers.
AT the Annual Meeting of the C.
Brewer Company hold this day,
the following gentlemen Mere elected
for the ensuing yui:
Mn. P. C. .Tonus President
Mil. P. C. Junks Manager
M it. .T. O. (.'Am Kit Secrclaiy
Mil. .1. O. Cautuh TrciiMiu cr
Coi. W. F. Ai.ixn Auditor
Directors Hon. Clms. R. Bishop,
Messrs. Siim'l C. Allen and Henry
JOSEPH O. CARTER,
Seo'y C. Brewer & Company.
Honolulu, Feb. 4, 1SS0. 41 lin
Notice oi' Letters Patent.
ALL persons are hereby notified that
Letter Patent U'io hsucd by the
Hawaiian Government to .FAMES
KENNEY of Honolulu on the 10th day
of December, A.i. lStC), for on improve
ment in tnakc, gig at.d chaise spilng,
and that said Letters Patent were as.
signed by the s.iid .lames Kcnney to the
Hawaiian Can iage Manufacturing Com
pany on the 22nd day of December, a.d.
1835, wheieforu the siiil Hawaiian Car
riago Manufacturing Company hereby
warns all persons against infringing on
the suid Letters Paten'.
HAW'N CARRIAGE MANF'O Co.
Honolulu, Dec. 22, 1S3.T. 208 tf
SI. Paul Railway,
The G-reat Short Line.
E. KISTLKIt, Aiscnt.
Soda Water, Ginger Ale,
Florida Lemonade, Acinted Waters of
all kinds, Fruit S3 rupi and Essences.
We Use Patent Stopers
in all our Bottles.
Wo invite particular attention to our
Patent Filter, recently introduced, by
which all waters used in our manufne
tuies is absolutely ficed from all iin
puiitics. Wo deliver our Goods free of charge
to all parts of tho city. We guaranteo
our Goods to be the best in the market.
Careful attention paid to Island Orders.
The Crystal Soda Works,
P. O Box ::07, Honolulu.
Hell Telephone : : 298
itliitunl Telephone : 330
1ST Orders loft with Rcm-on, Smith &
Co., No. 11 Fort Street, will receive
AVe, also, are Agents for the sale
of J. W. HiBgley's
188 of his own manufacture. Om
OOODL. OI !
DID YOU SAY 1
Make your wife and children happy
by supplying them with
Elite Ice Cream
made from puro Woodlawn Dairy
Go and surprbo your folks, order a
bucket of our delicious Ice Cream. Wo
pack orders for Ico Cream f 10111 1 to &0
quarts in Patent Refrigerator Cans, war
ranted. to keep Its delightful tlavor and
perfect fmm lor many hours.
Families, Parties, Balls and Weddings
Our Fancy Cakes aro tho Favorite
with all the Ladies of Honolulu.
CHOICE FRENCH CANDIES,
Imported fresh and in great variety by
Ring Up BollTolophoho 182 or Mutual 338.
Tho Elite Ico Cream Parlors,
IVo. HO Jlotol feitroot,
' A10 open dolly until 11 p.m.
Chas. Brewer & Co.'s Lino of Bo 011
Shippers' will plcnto take notice that
tho fine Bark
Will sail from Boston for this port on
or about APRIL 1st next. For paiti
culars apply to
C. BREWER & Co.,
Or to OHAS. BREWER & Co.,
219 2m 27Kllhy Street, Boston, Mass.
WUDIQR'S . S. CO.
LCUVCH Hollottlll! mini, 'l'..o,l.. ,r nt
4 p.m., touching at Lnlinlna, Mna
laea Bay, Mnkeim, Mnhukonii, Ka
walbae, Laupaboehoo aud HHo.
Returning, will touch at all the
alov,. portH, arriving at Honolulu
each Hatunlav afternoon.
THE KABT 8AILINU
will run regularly
WAIALUA EVERY MONDAY.
Returning on Thursday, weather
For freight or passage apply to the
Captain on board, or to
Pacikic Navigation Co.,
FOB KOLOA & WAIMEA
The Clipper Schooner
F. Kibbling, .... Master,
Will run regularly to the ports of
KOLOA, HANAPEPE & WAIMEA,
KAUAI. For freight or passage apply
to the Captain on board, or to the
Pacific Navigation Co.,
800 .1m Cor. Nuuanu &, Queen sis.
Mur's Stmig Co.
Commencing on Monday, October
12lli, and thence on the llrst Monday
following tho arrival of the Alameda
and Mariposa on the 8th und 22nd of
The steamer Itinnn will make the
Volcano Trip, reaching Kcauhou on
Wednesday morning, giving Tourists
two day und two nights at the Volcano
When tho 8th and 22nd of tho month
fall on Monduy, the Kiimu will leave
XST Tickets lor tho Round Trip, $50, which
pays an unarges.
The Kinnn will arrive in Honolulu
Sunday mornings on Volcano Trips. On
Hllo Trip?, will leave Honolulu on
Tuesdays, and return Saturday morn,
ings. WILDEIVS STMSHIP CO.
Honolulu, Sept. 14, 1885. 124 tf
Ice- Cream Parlor
Lincoln's BM, King si.
A Fine ANHortiucnt or
Candies & Cakes
AhvayH om IIuucl
JUST received, "Tho Dogs of Great
Britain, Ameilca aud other Coun
tries: Their Breeding, Training, and
Management in Health aud Disease," by
Stonclieuge; "Incidents and Anecdotes
of the Civil War," by Admiral Porter.
44 J. M. OAT, JR., & CO.
Dwelling: House for Rent.
$45 per Mouth and
THE largo dwelling houso and lot
occupied by D. D. Baldwin front
big on Dolo street, at Puuahou, and run
nlng through to Ueckwlth street. The
house contains 8 large rooms. 3 pantries,
1 bathroom, 4 large closets, Kitchen ad.
joining. There Is a largo barn with
servant's room on tho grounds, also an
ofllce separate from the main building.
Tho lot is nearly 2 acres In extent and
allbrds considerable pasture and tire,
wood. Everything In good repair. Gov.
eminent water laid on. Enuulro of
1!33 tf B. D. DOLE.
ILLER & ELBE'S
CASTLE & COOKE,
Lifo, Firo & Marino lnsur'00 Agents.
The JVew r.nglniirt
MUTUAL LIFE INS. COMP'Y,
Tho JEtna Fire Insurance Co,
of Hartford, Conn.
The Union Fire nmt
Marine Insurance Co.,
of San Francisco, Cala.
Insurance Comp y
ESl'AJIMHIIUD 1815, "
Capital 9,000,000 Rolchsmarks.
f IMIE llrttlprHlfrnrwl lint.,... 1.Am
X pointed agent of the above Company
for the Hawallun Islands, is prepared to
Losjoi Promptly Adjusted and Payablo In
70 y nt Wilder & Co's.
The :iuititblc JLife AxHiirmic
Society of the United
i.ktahi.ihiii:i IX 13.
ISMJI5S Policies on the most improved
eu PaymeniH, Endowments; Tontine
Savings Fund, Tontines, Senu.Tontlnesj
A. U. C. 'lontines; Life and Survivor,
ship Annuities; Children's Endowments,
Joint Life Risks, Partnership Insurance,
etc., etc., etc.
Policies both Incontestable and Non
Conicstcd claims, none.
Before insuring elsewhere, call and
get an estimate.
It is calculated that every reasonable
wish of tho insured is embodied in ono
or more of tho plans.
For full particulars and pamphlets,
apply to '
AI-KX. J. CAKTWltlWIIT,
General Agent for Hawaiian Islands.
'"piIE undersigned, 11 Committee of Di
X rectors of the L'liultnblo Life As.
suianco Society of tho United States,
appointed to formulate the views nl flic
board on the advantages oll'ercd by tho
Society to the public, icporl :
1st The Society if-sucs all the approv
ed forms ot aisuiante, including Ord.
nary Life, Endowment and TomJnu pc
lleies. It is Immaterial to tho Directors
which lorm of policy is taken by in.
2d The Lite and Endowment forms
of policy provide for unnnal cash divi
dends and a surrender value; nrelndis
putablo after three years and payable
Immediately after proof of death.
3d Tho premiums on a Tontine po
licy are the samo as on the Ordinary
Lite, but, while the latter is only pay.
able in tho event 01 death, tho holder of
the Tontine policy has the right to draw
the whole of the reservo and tho accu
mulated profits in cash at the end of a
stated period; thus, during his own life
timo, after his producing years are past,
he can, without any larger premium
than on an ordinary policy, secure these
4th Experience shows that the return
paid in cash on maturing Tontine po
licies approximates to or exceeds the
amount of premiums paid by policy
holders, so that the averago cost of tho
assurance will be only about the interest
on the premiums.
15th Tontino policies, liko others, aro
paid in full in tho event of death at any
time during the term of the policy, and
aro incontestable after three years, and
payable Immediately after duo proof of
0th Experience shows that thomor
tallty is lower among Tontino policy,
holders, as the better lives seek this
kind of assurances, which is n consider
able source of profit.
7th Tontine policies will be mado
non-forfeitablo under tho laws of tho
State, If so desired at tho time tho aa
suranco is cilcctcd.
8th The Tontine system is fair and
just; its accounts are accurately kept,
separate from all other business; tho
funds judiciously Invested and improv
ed, nnd tho accumulated profits faith,
fully guarded and properly appoitioncd.
0th Tho Society has since its orgoni.
zatlon transacted a larger amount of
new business than any other compuny,
while its new business for the first half
of the present year is $1,700,000 larger
than that of the first half of 1884. It
has Assets of $00,000,000; over $14,000,
000 of Surplus, and its ratio of Surplus
to Liability is greater than that of any
Ciiaunckv M. Dei-ew,
John A. Stewart,
William A. Wheelo
Ciiaules G. Lakdon,
Heniiv B. Hyde,
Committee of tho Board of Dhectors w .
tho Equitable Life Assuranco Society
of the United States..
ALEX. J. CARTWRIGHT,
General Agent for Hawaiian Islands
Equitable Life Assuranco Society.
Seal estatefok sale
A RARE chnnco for securing a desir
abla homestead. Thtco Lots only,
on tho easterly side of Maklki Street,
adjoining' the maul; a sido of Mr. Walter
Seal's place. A very pleasant neigh
borhood; a never fulling supply of pure
water In tho street from tho Maklki
Reservoir. Terms, ono third cash, the
remainder In 1 and 2 years with interest
nt 8 per cent. net. Maps and plans can
bo seen nt the office of
170 tf W. R. CASTLE.
TO LET. '
TnE largo and commodious Building
situated on Nuuanu Street, a few
doors abovo Hotel Street, and recently
occupied as a Drug Store by Messre.
UollUtcrib Co. From iu location in a
central position on one of our most busy
thoroughfares, it is admirably adapted
to business purposes. For full parti,
culars, apply to
ALEX. J. CARTWRIGHT,
83 lm No. 3 Saahumanu St,
ucuci i iisiiH, ngtunsi ire, on llulldiiiEs.
Furniture, Merchandise, Produce, Sueur
Mills etc., on tho most Favorable Terms