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SATURDAY, FEB. 20, 18SG.
THE SAMOAN DIFFICULTY.
The Samoan chiefs, Scs Mann and
Willinin Upolo, who arrived at Well
ington on Thursday night, the Mtli
January, by the Ilawea from Auck
land, have taken quarters at the
Nag's Head, and a non-commissioned
otllcer of the A.C. fotce 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 Government House,
where they had an Interview with
His Kxcelleney, after which they
went over Government Buildings.
In the afternoon they visited the
Admiral on board the Nelson. One
of the envoys speaks Knglish ad
mirably, and both aic line-looking,
intelligent men. A large number of
gentlemen called on them during the
day. They are most anxious to
have their country brought under
British rule, and annexed to Now
I ain enabled (says our Welling
ton correspondent on Jan. 2C) by
the kindness of one of the Minis
ters, to forward you the text of the
allegations made to the Governor of
New Zealand by the Samoan chiefs,
and their petitions on behalf of King
Malictoa. It is as follows:
Wellington, New Zealand, 18th
January, 1880. To His Excellency
the Governor of New Zealand:
Sir, With reference to the recent
interviews which your Excellency
has been good enough to afford us
Bince our arrival in Wellington, we
deem it advisable to lay before you
tho following representations relat
ing to the state of affairs in 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 and objects of
our mission, inasmuch as King
Malictoa had not suillcicnt time,
from causes which will hereafter
appear, to state in his letter, which
we have conveyed from him to your
Excellency, tho very unsatisfactory
state of matters at present existing
at Samoa in consequence of German
In order fairly to represent the
harsh treatment which our people
liavc received at tho 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 the Ger
man Consul at Apia sent an agree
ment to King Malictoa and the
Talmua, the Upper House, for
signature. The agreement required
'Mint nnrtain German olllccrs were- to
be appointed in the Samoan Govern
ment service, and that a German
gaol and courthouse were to be
erected at Mahinimu. The King
and the Taimua declined to sign the
document. Immediately after this
bad occurred the King forwarded a
petition to tho English Government
asking that Samoa might be annexed
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
firm at Samoa, placed themselves in
communication with the vice-King,
Tamasese, offering to have him ap
pointed king in place of Malietoa,
provided that submission was yielded
to German rule. inc nrst repiy
by Tamasese 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 Tamasese replied that if he
could be made king without creating
trouble he would become a party to
the agreement. Ho was then told
by thu German' authorities to with
draw from the Government, and take
with him those members of it who
were willing to go with him. He
withdrew accordingly, but only a
few members of the Government
followed him. Immediately after
the German Consul addressed a 'let
ter to Malictoa, forbidding the
Samoan Hag to bo hoisted again.
Next day some of the crew of the
German sloop Albatross came on
' shore, and erected, on propcity be
longing to the Samoan Government,
a flagstaff, on which they hoisted
the German colors. Tho English
and the American Consuls piotested
to the German Consul against this
outrage, but no attention was paid
to tho "protest. The German ilag
remains there to this day. We
understand that the English and
American Consuls wrote to their
respective Governments reporting
this proceeding, and that then tho
German Government was communi
cated with. It gave instructions to
Its Consul at Samoa to pull down
the llag. Thcso Instructions, it will
bo scon, have not been obeyed.
On the 18th December last Mr.
- Weber addressed a letter to King
' Malictoa demanding the payment of
i rent for land occupied by tho Gov
ernment at Mullnuu. The King re
plied that he would accede to tho
demand, but that ho did so under
protest, lidding also that ho would
THJ33 DAILY BTTLLETIK SUMMARY HOSTOLUXJJ, H. I., I3ATTODAY,
pay fi,000 dollars to extinguish
whatever claim the Germans had on
tho land. These terms Mr. Weber
declined to accept. On tho 30th
December the King and tho Govern
ment decided to remove from the
land in question, and occupy ground
at Apia belonging to the 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 promises.
Immediately after the German Con
sul requested that the llag might be
pulled down. On this request being
refused the ofllccr in question went
on board the Albatross. By this
time the natives had become very
much excited. They had armed
themselves, and were bent on de
fending their llag. Tho English and
American Consuls advised that the
natives should remain quiet, or
otherwise trouble would probably
arise. The King then instructed a
member of the Government (J. T.
Upolu, whose signature is attached
to this letter) to call upon the
natives, numbering over 800, to lay
down their arms. Upon these in
structions being given they were
fortunately obeyed. Shortly after
wards a boat's crew, under arms,
came off from the 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 lequested the King to pull
down tho llag. The demand not
being complied with, the Consul
gave Distinctions to one of the
sailors, who then and there pulled
down the Samoan llag.
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 the Government was at
oneo held to consider the state of
affairs. 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 the same time to state that
the usual mail left Apia early on
the 31st December last, carrying
despatches to German', which could
not, of course, contain airy intelli
gence of the outrage, as it had not
been committed until after the mail
had left. We started from Apia on
January 1, and fortunately suc
ceeded in catching the mail steamer
Mariposa at Tutuila, by which wo
came on to Auckland, and as Your
Excellency is aware, wo 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 tho German authorities. Wo
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. we 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 al80
recommend that an inquiry should
be made with regard to the pro
ductions and resources of our coun
try, as we believe that a large trade,
comparatively speaking, might bo
carried on between Samoa and New
Zealand, which would bo mutually
We wish to convey our thanks to
your Excellency and to the Govern
ment for tho kind reception which
has been given us. In conclusion,
we have to ask your Excellency to
be good enough to lay this communi
cation before the colonial Govern
ment. Wo have the honor to be,
etc., Tuilktukuoa Uroi.u (adviser
to King Malictoa, and member of
the Government), Seu Manutai'a
(member of the Government and
Governor of Samoa).
I have ascertained that the above
statement was duly laid beforo the
Cabinet by tho Governor in com
pliance with the 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 Sainoans should be forwarded to
Sir F. D. Bell, the Agent-General
of the Now Zealand Government in
London, with instructions that he
should placo tho same before tho
Secretary of Stato for the Colonics ;
that tho Agent-General should as
certain through the Secretary of
Stato for the Colonics as far as
possible tho intentions of tho Britisli
Government In respect to the com
plaints above referred to, and tho
prayer of tho native chiefs ; that it
should further bo an instruction to
tho Agent-General to ascertain from
IX llP MIJMB
B. P. Dillingham,
Prcsldu.it and Manager.
Pacific Hardware Company,
Successors to Dillingham & Co. and Samuel -Nott.
FORT STREET, :::::! HONOLULU
Just received, ex S.S. Alameda and St. Paul, latest designs In
Silver-Plated Ware, Chandoliers & lamps,
(20.2) Water Filters & Coolors, Cutlery, etc., etc., etc.
(Formerly with Samuel Nott).
Importer and Iealer in
STOVES, CHANDELIERS, LAMPS,
CItOCKEHY, GLASSWARE, HOUSE FURNISHING HARDWARE,
AGATE IRON AND TINWARE.
Agent Hall's Safe and Lock Company.
Beaver Block, - Fort Street.
$3T Store formerly occupied by S. NOTT, opposite Sprockets & Co.'s Bank, -a
the Secretary of Stato whether the
Britisli 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 ; further,
to ascertain the attitude which is
likely to be taken up by the United
States Government in respect of the
proceedings of the German authori
ties in Samoa, as above detailed and
of the proposed purchase of German
interests either by the Britisli 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. Somo 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;" hut
if she lias gone away under scaled
orders no ono can know where she
is gone, and not even the captain
himself until he is well out at sea.
But those who are well informed
think that tho conjecture is not im
probable. iVcto Zealand Herald,
JL'o Lot Furnished,
A I KDauca, Kauni, a comfortable
Houscnnd Cottage eminently suita
iii lor :. family wishing to spend a
h jrt time in the country. Apply to
!) M Kilauea Sugur Co., Kauai.
For San Francisco.
The Magnificent Steamship
Will leave for the above port on or
about FEBRUARY 20, 1880. For freight
and passage, apply to
22C n. HACKFELD & Qn Ag'ts.
Two Suburban Cottages to
FIRST That elegant Cottage hi' he
to occupied by tho ownei, Jr..
Roliullo. with fine flower and Inn
garden, stables, etc. Terms favorable
SECOND The two-story Cottage two
doors makai of the above, lately occu.
pled by the late A. T. Raker, having
gurden, stable, etc. Terms favorable.
Doth premises are connected with the
city water service. Apply to
Queen Sticct. 104 tf
St'm Candy Factory
F. HORN, : : Proprietor.
No. 71 HOTEL ST., between
Nuuanu and Fort Sts.
Has always on hand the largest Stock
of Cundies, both Plain and Fancy, guar,
antced to bo STRICTLY l'URE
AVliolcNUlc uikI Retail.
Rich Wedding Cakes
Of a Twenty Years' Reputation, all
Sizes always ou hand, ornamented
in any Style.
Pastries of All Description Made to
Order at Short Notice.
Fresh every Day.
Bell and Mntuid Telephone No. 74.
P. O .Box No. 75. 108
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IA8. Qi gPBNOKR,
Secretary and Treasurer.
Election of Ofliccrs.
AT tho Annual Meeting of the C.
Rrower Company held this day.
the following gentlemen were elected
for tho ensuing year:
Mil. P. C. Jones ... President
Mu. P. C. Jones '. . .Manager
Mu J. O. OAiur.u Secretary
Mu. .1. O. Cautkii Ti eusurer
Coi W. F. Ai.i.kn Auditor
Directors Hon. CIiuh. R. Bishop,
Missrs. Snm'l C. Allen ami Henry
JOSEPH O. CARTER,
Scc.'y O. Brewer & Company.
Honolulu, Fob. 4, 1SS0. 41 lm
Notice of Letters Patent.
ALL persons are hereby notified that
Loiters Patent weio ltsucd bv the
Hawaiian Government to JAMES
KENNEY of Honolulu on tho 10th day
of December, a.d. 1885, for an improve,
ment in brake, gig and chaise springs,
and that Bald Letters Patent wcro as
signed by the said James Kcnney to the
Hawaiian Carriage Manufacturing Com
pany on the 22nd day of December, a.d.
1885, wherefore tho said Hawaiian Car
rlago Manufacturing Company hereby
varus all peion ngnlnit Infringing on
the said Letters Patent.
HAW'N CARRIAGE MANF'G Co.
Honolulu, Dec. 22, 18W. 208 tf
St. J?aul Riill-wiiy,
The Gt eat Short Line.
E. KISTIJKK, Agent.
Crystal Soda forte,
Soda Water, Ginger Ale,
Florida Lemonade, Aeiatcd Waters of
all kinds, Fruit Syrups ami Esbcnccs.
We Use Patent Stoppers
in all our Bottles.
We invite particular attention to our
Patent Filter, recently introduced, by
which all waters used in our monufac
turcH is absolutely freed from all im
purities. Wo deliver ouri'Goods freo of charge
to all parts of the city. We guarantee
our Goods to be the best in the market.
Careful attention paid to Island Orders.
The Crystal Soda Works,
P. O. Box 1307, Honolulu.
Bell Telephone : : 208
Mutual Telephone : 330
B2T Orders loft with Benson, Smith &
Co., No. 11 Fort Stieet, will receive
Wc, also, aro Agents for the sale
of J. W. HiHgley's
188 of his own manufacture. 0m
COOL OIW !
DID YOU SAY T
Mako your wifo and children happy
by supplying them with
Elite Ice Cream
mado from pure Woodlawn Dairy
Go and surprise your folks, order n
bucket of our delicious Icu Cream. We
pack orders for leu Cream fiom 1 to CO
quarts in Patent Refrigerator Cans, wor.
ranted, to keep its delightful llavor and
perfect foim lor many hours.
Families, Parties, Balls and Weddings
Our Fancy Cakes are the Favorito
with all tho Ladles of Honolulu.
CHOICE FRENCH CANDIES,
Imported fresh and in gi cot variety by
Ring Up BellTclcphono 182 or Mutual 338.
Tho Elite Ico Cream Parlors,
IVo. 85 Ilotul Htreot,
Aro open daily until 11 p.m.
FBBBUABY 20, 1880,
Okas. Brewer & Co.'s Lino of Bo on
Shippers will plcnso take notice that
tho fine Hark
Will pall from Boston for this port on
or about APRIL 1st next. For parti,
culars apply to
C. BREWER & Co.,
Or to OHA8. BKEWER & Co.,
iMHSm 87Kllliy Street, Button, Mas.
WIJLdDKJR'fej s. H. CO.
Kin IT. f!nmmnnr1nr
Lnn.Vffl FTnnnlnltt m.. ,!.. .t
4 p.ni., touching at Lahalna, Maa
laea Bay, Makena, Mohukona. Ka
walliao, Laupahoehoo and Hilo.
Returning, will touch at all the
at ove ports, arriving at Honolulu
each Satunluv afternoon.
THE KABT BAILING
Kk SVh nnn o-n CXTTTV A T
will run regularly
TO WAIALUA EVERY MONDAY,
Returning on Thursday, weather
For freight or passage apply to the
Captain on board, or to
Pacific Navigation Co.,
for koloa & waimea
The Clipper Schooner
F. Kibbling, .... Mnster,
Will run regularly to the ports of
KOLOA, HANAPEPE & WAIMEA,
KAUAI. For freight or passage apply
to the Captain ou hoard, or to the
Pacific Navioation Co.,
8!)0 ilm Cor. Nuuanu & Queen sis.
tier's Stmsliip Go.
Commencing on Monday, October
12th, and thence on thu first Monday
following the arrival of tho Alameda
and Mariposa ou the 8th and '22nd of
The steamer Iin uu will make the
Volcano Trip, reaching Keauhou on
Wednesday morning, giving Tourists
two days und two nights at tho Volcano
When the 8th and 22nd of the month
fall on Monday, the Kinau will leave
ISF" Tlckots for the Round Trip. $50, which
pays all Charges.8
The Kinnu will arrive in Honolulu
Sunday mornings on Volcano Trips. On
Hllo Trips), will leave Honolulu on
Tuesdays, and return Saturday morn
ings. WILDER'S BTMSHIP CO.
Honolulu, Sept. 14, 1885. 124 tf
IELLER & HALBE'S
Ice Cream Parlor
Lincoln's Block, Kin s(.
A Vine AHHortment of
Candies & Cakes
AhvayH on IIuiul
JUST received, "Tho Dogs of Great
Urltaln, Ameiica and other Coun
tries: Their Breeding, Training, and
Management in Health and Disease," by
Stonchcngo; "Incidents and Anecdotes
of tho Civil War," by Admiral Porter.
14 .1. M. OAT, JR., ACQ.
Dwelling House for Rent.
$45 per Month and
THE largo dwelling houso and lot
occupied by D. D. Baldwin front,
ing on Dolo street, at Puliation, and run.
nlng through to Bcckwltu street. The
house contains 8 largo rooms, 2 pantries,
1 bathroom, 4 large closets, kitchen nd.
joining. Thero is a largo barn with
bcrvant's room on the grounds, also an
olllco separate from the main building.
The lot is nearly 2 acres in extent and
affords considerable pasture and fire.
wood. Everything in good repair. Gov.
eminent water laid on. Enquire of
183 tf B. J. DOLE.
CASTLE & COOKE,
Life, Firo & Marino Insur'oo Agents.
The New r.tiKlnnrt
MUTUAL LIFE INS. COMP'Y,
Tho iEtna Firo InBuranco Go.
of Hartford, Conn.
The Union Firo nnl
Marine Insurance Co.,
of San Finnclsco, Cala.
ESTABLISHED 1845, "
Capital, 9,000,000 Rolch jmarki,
fTWIE undersigned, having been ap
JL pointed ngent of tho above Compnny
for tho Hawaiian Islands, is prepared to
accept risks, against Fire, on Buildings,
Furniture, Merchandise, Produce, Sugar
Mills etc., on the most Favorublo Terms
Loisos Promptly Adjusted and Payable In
070 ly m Wilder & Co's.
The quitnllc UIo A8urnnc
Society of tfhe United
IJSTAIIMHHKI) IN 150.
ISSUES Policies on the most npproved
ed Payments, Endowments; Tontine
bavingH Fund, Tontines, Scnu.Tontlncs;
A. B. C. Tontines; Life nnd Survivor
ship Annuities; Children's Endowments,
Joint Life Risks, Partnership Insurnnco,
etc., etc., etc.
Policies both Incontestable and Non
Contested claims, none.
Beforo insuring elsewhere, call and
get an estimate.
It is calculated that every reasonable
wish of the insured is embodied in one
or more of the plnns.
For full particulars and pamphlets,
apply to '
ALEX. J. CARUVMIOUT,
General Agent for Hawaiian Islands.
THE undersigned, a Committee of Di
rectors of tho L'qultnblo Life As.
surancc Society of tho United States ,
appointed to formulate the views of Oie
Board op the advantages offered by ihe
Society to the public, report:
1st Tho Society Issues nil tho approv
ed forms of atsuiiincc, including Ord.
naiy Life, Endowment nnd Tontine no.
Ilclcs. It is immaterial to the Directors
which form of policy is taken by in.
2d The Life and Endowment) forms
of policy provide for annual cash divi.
dends and a surrender value; nre indis
putable after three years and payable
Immediately after proot of death.
3d The premiums on a Tontine po
licy are the same as on the Ordinary
Life, but, while the latter is only pay.
able in tho event of death, tho holder of
the Tontine policy has the right to draw
tho wholo of the reserve and the accu
mulatcd profits in cash at the end of a
stated period; thus, during his own life
time, after his producing years are past,
ho can, without any larger premium
than on an ordinary polity securo 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 average cost of the
assurance will bo only about tho interest
on the premiums.
Bth Tontine policies, like others, aro
paid In full in tho event of death at any
time during tho term of tho policy, and
aro incontestable after three years, and
payable immediately after duo proof of
6th Experience shows that the mor.
tallty is lower among Tontino policy,
holders, as tho better lives seek this
kind of assurances, which is a consider
able source of profit.
7th Tontine policies will he made
non-forfcitable under tho laws of the
State, if so desired at the time the as
suranco is effected.
8th i Tho Tontine system is fair and
just; Its accounts are accurately kept,
separate from all other business; the
funds judiciously invested and improv
cd, nnd tho accumulated profits faith,
fully guarded and properly uppoitioncd.
0th The Society lias since its organ!,
zatlon transacted a larger amount of
new huslnrss tlinn nnv ntlinr xiuinmini
whllo its new business for the first half
of the present year is $1,700,000 larger
than that of tho 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
ClIAUNCEY M. DeI'EW,
John A. Btewakt,
William A. Wheelo
CUAltLKS G. Landoh,
Heniiy B. Hyde,
Committee of tho Board of Directors ..
tho Equitable Llfo Assuranco Society
of the United States.
ALEX. J. OAB-TWRIGHT,
General Agent for Hawaiian Islands
Equitable Life Assuranco Society.
REAL ESTATE EOR SALE
A RARE chance for securing a deslr.
XX. ablo homestead. Thrco Lotn only,
on tho easterly side of Maklkl Street,
adjoining tho mauka side of Mr. Walter
Seal's place. A very pleasant icigh.
borhood ; a never falling supply of pure
water in tho btrect from tho Maklkl
Reservoir. Terms, ono third cash, the
remainder in 1 nnd 2 years with interest
at 8 per cent. net. Maps and plans can
be seen at the office of
170 tf W. R.QASTLE.
TO LET. ""
THE largo and commodious Building
situated on Nuuanu Street, a few
doors abovo Hotel Street, and recently
occupied as a Drug Store by Messrs.
Hollister & Co. From its location In a
central position on ono of our most busy
thoroughfares, it is admirably adapted
tp business purposes. For full parti,
culars, apply io
ALEX. J. OARTWRIGUT,
S3 lm No. 8 Kaahumanu St,