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.-WEDNESDAY, MARCH U, 188G.
A LITERARY CURIOSITY-
Homer noils sometimes, and so
does Tyrtnuts. The Tribune caught
us in the error of cabling ns ti new
poem one which lind been published
two years before. Now the Tribune
publishes in n long telegraphic de
spatch from Chicago the discovery
In Honolulu of that Spaulding ninnu
Bcript of Mormon interest, of which
our Hawaiian correspondent sent us
word about a year ago, and which
has since formed the bnsis of long
and learned discussions. Indeed
we saw lately an examination paper
of a theological class in church
history, in which it was fully con
sidered. Kcw York Independent.
Running across the foregoing
paragraph in tho last number of the
Indcjwident received here, we ap
plied to Professor W. D. Alexander,
Superintendent of the Government
Survey Department, as a gentleman
likely to be able to give some infor
mation upon the subject of so nota
ble a discovery in this quarter a
that referred to. Nor were we dis
appointed, for the 1'rofcssor, besides
verbally telling us "all about it,"
has kindly loaned us a printed copy
of the remarkable document. The
title page of the book reads as
follows: "The 'Manuscript Found,'
or 'Manuscript Story' of the late
cv. Solomon Spaulding; from a
Verbatim Copy of the Original now
in tho Care of Pres. James II. Fair
child, of Obcrlin College, Ohio.
Including Correspondence Touching
the Manuscript, its Preservation
and Transmission until it came into
the Hands of the Publishers.
Lamoni, Iowa: Printed and Pub
lished by the Reorganized Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
1885." The ecclesiastical bod'
bearing the imposing title just quoted
is known as the "Joseph Smith" or
"Non-Polygamous Mormons." This
church, the Utah Mormons and
several people presenting claims to
the custody of the manuscript, when
its discovery was made known, had
applied for the original. The Mor
mon bodic were eager to secure it,
because it served to refute the state
ments of opponents of their systems,
to the effect that Spaulding's Manu
script was the basis of the Book of
Mormon. It is also, for that reason,
to 1)0 published, if not already done,
by the Salt Lake "Saints." Dr. L.
L. Rice, of Honolulu, the venerable
retired missionary familiarly known
as "Father Rice," has tho honor of
bringing to the light of day the
document, to which so much and
varied interest seems to attach. Dr.
Rice was formerly an anti-slavery
editor in Ohio, and for many years
State Printer at Columbus. When
President James II. Fairchild, of
Obcrlin College, was in Honolulu
more than a year ago he suggested
to Dr. Rice "that he might have
valuable anti-slavery documents in
liis possession, which lie woidd be
-willing to contribute to the rich
collection already in the Oberlin
College Library. In pursuance of
this suggestion, Mr. Rico began
looking over his old pamphlets and
papers, and at length came upon an
old, worn, and faded manuscript of
about one hundred and soventy-Ilvc
pages, small quarto, purporting to
bo a history of the migrations and
conflicts of tho ancient Indian tribes,
which occupied tho territory now
belonging to the Slates of New
York, Ohio and Kentucky." Dr.
Rico and President Fairchild ex
amined the document, and decided
that it was tho long-lost story nbout
which the Mormon controversy had
raged for years ; also that it bore
no resemblance to the Rook of
Mormon, further than that both
profess to set forth the history of
lost tribes. In a letter written from
jucro on Mnrcli 28tb, 1885, Dr,
Rico says the manuscript had come
into his hands in 183010, with the
effects of tho Pnincsvillc, Ohio,
Telegraph, when ho and a partner
bought thnt newspaper. . Thus the
manuscript had been in hU keeping
over forty years, but ho had never
examined it, nor knew its character,
until somo six or eight months pre
vious to tho date of his letter just
mentioned. President Fairchild was,
of course, the first applicant in the
Held for the curiosity, but had a
host of competitors immediately on
the discovery being made known in
the United States, lie succeeded,
however, in procuring the original
copy for the museum of Obcrlin
College, Dr. Rice taking pains to
make an exact copy to keep for him
self. Spaulding's introduction shows
what the story purports to be,
namely, a translation made by
Spaulding of part of a Latin manu
script found in n box, within an
attiflcial cave, near the west bank of
Concaught River. This original
document consisted of twenty-eight
rolls of parchment, the one of prin
cipal interest to Spaulding being a
history of the author's life and that
part of America which extends
along the great lakes and the waters
of the Mississippi. The author of
the Latin purported to be a person
of the family name of Fabius, who
was born at Rome and receiving a
good education there was sent by
the Emperor Constantino on a mis
sion to Britain, or "Brittian," as
Parson Spaulding writes it. To
make a long story short, tho ship
carrying Fabius was blown out into
the ocean, and brought tip on the
American beach, at the mouth of
a vast river, up which she sailed
many leagues until a town was
reached. The narrative proceeds
with a description of the king, laws,
customs, etc., of this new country.
As to religion, that may bo mention
ed as being the center of the book's
interest, the inhabitants of the new
world arc found by Fabius to have
a theology in somo points resem
bling the systems in vogue in Europe
and Asia. A passage scored out in
Spaulding's writing represents plural
marriages as having been permissi
ble among those primitive Ameri
cans. Whether Fabius and his
parchment arc myths or not, the
scratching out of polygamy by
Spaulding involves some interesting
points that will suggest themselves
to any mind. The printed book
follows Spaulding's writing to the
letter, even the erasuies being shown
by underlining, and atrocious spell
ing, together with the frequent
underlining, makes the work a
veritable curiosity. Spaulding's
authorship and handwriting are
clearly proven, but Fabius and his
scrolls arc another matter.
The Advertiser is meeting with
marked success in making itself
supremely ridiculous in its intermin
able tirades on "discrimination."
Our contemporary is in a very dis
tressing state of mind about the fate
of the treaty, forgetting that the
first, worst, and only attacks made
upon the treaty through " discrimi
nation" were made in its own col
umns, under tho influence of a pre
election cra7.e, when it was deemed
necessary to trump up something by
way of scandalizing tho mercantile
firms of this city who were known
to be in opposition to the Govern
ment and to political rottenness. It
is not for us to say whether the
Advertiser has yet reached the
climax of absurdity in this matter,
or not. Tables arc published for
the benefit of the " discrimination "
argument; and it is difficult to sec
what motive there can bo in connect
ing the facts set forth in them in
any way with the treaty, except it
bo to enlist opposition to it from
any narrow-minded politicians who
arc capable of being caught with
such chaff. Tho fact of British and
German bottoms being engaged in
the foreign and inter-island carrying
trade of this kingdom will in nowise
affect the treaty, however frantic
and persistent the efforts of the
Advertiser may bo in that direction.
Following aro the tables referred to
above, which we reprint merely ns
matter of information that will hurt
nobody except it may bo parties
whose shipments fail to give pro
S. S. AlaiiK 'la
Ten. YV.S. Bowno.
H;tno W.Ci. Irwin.
iJM iUi-.i n
S. 5 . Miul'0?:i....
S. t St.I'uul
Seh. Mniy Dodge.
Bgf ie Con-uclo...
B11 1 Vlixlnlu
Bie J.D. Sprcek-
Jan. 1 Bark l.i.zle Irc-
cinle 3 2,120 00
Jan. 13 S. S. .ealandla.... 52,020 50
.Inn. 15 Ilk Victoria Cros. 01,871 02
Jan. 25 .S. S. Mm aroa 10 00
Feb. 10 Ilk I.ady Lampson 71,015 18
Fob. 22 S. S. Australia. . . . 57,314 50
Feb. 23 Bk Chllena 92,271 07
Jan. 20 Ilk C. R. BWhop. $114,334 50
If any ti'c whatever were to be
made of the above figures in the
treaty business, it ought to tell
favorably upon the result that
United Statis shipping carries Ha
waiian products in the ratio of two
to one as compared with all other
foreign vessels combined. But the
head and front of all the offending
is that the rincipal shipping houses
of Honolulu have broken through
the Advert ser ring, and have the
presumption to run their own busi
ness according to their own sweet
K. of P.
The regular Meeting of
Unliu Jiodpe No. 1 will
be held '11IIS EVEN.
INC. March 3rd, at 7:30
o'clock sharp Business
of Importance. All breth
ren are requested to at
tend J. C. WHITE,
K. of B. & S.
THE &STOJI HOUSE
WILL 1 . reopened on SATURDAY
my u wig, March Gth. Good
meals. Collce any night.
SEE V 01) & BON BEE.
Honolulu, Mar. C, 18S5. CO lw
A QUAIH J3RLY Meeting of tho
x. Board of Irrstccsof the Queen'n
Hospital wi.l be he'd ut the room of tho
Chamber of Commerce on SATURDAY,
the Gth inst at 11 a m. Per order,
F. A. ScuAKFr.n, Sccrctarv.
Honolulu March 3, 18S5. 00 3t
COTTAGE TO LET.
JN Paii'ia Valley, between Nuuanu
and Fi.nchbowl Streets. 0 rooms,
Kitchen anil Bath, Carriago House and
Stable, E 'ry convenience. Rent $1S
per month. Apj ly ut 110 King Street,
or on the picmUi's. 00 2v
HAWAIIAN OPERA HOUSE.
Nothing Succeeds Liko Success.
Return of tUc Favorites, Wash Norton's
Famous Merry Makers !
Ohanirc of Programme each evening.
Three JVircwcll Performances.
Saturday, Mar. Gth, Everything Now
TUfSDAY, March 9th,
Benefit of 3 Ir. Henry Norman, ou which
occahic.ii he will bo nsslstcd by
Severn i well-known amateurs.
Duo noth e will bo given of third and
last perfon innce.
Popular pr ces $1, 7Cc., BOc. Box plan
Commence at 8; Carriages at 10:15.
jjST Box plan opens at J. E. Wise
man's Thursday morning, at 0 o'clock.
Tho Mos., Durable and Prettiest
for Cliildrrn's clothes, especially Boys'
Su ts, that you ever saw,
ARE FOR SALE BY
CasMe uSc Cooke.
F. A. S
havo received, per Stirlingshire, and
offer for Bale, at lowest rates,
E. & . Burke's Stout,
Quarts mid Pints;
E. &. I. Burke's Pale Ale,
Quarts and Pints;
E. & I. Eurke's Sparkling Ale,
CQ Quait. and Pints. lw
-- -rfi 1 large Dray Horse, G
fU , v V years old. Perfectly
wn "1J M.uud and a true puller.
Jmx1 l'Hco$225. Apt) y to
VivCtA s. F. GRAHAM.
1'aciilo Transfer Co,.
43 Mcrriiii nt Street. 05.lt
TO KENT, CHEAP.
A COT! AGE of c Rooms. Five
minutes' walk from the Post
Olllco. App'y to
J. ALFRED MAGOON,
42 Merchant Street. 48 tf
Haw'nCnrrmccManf'cCo., g 00
E. O. Hall & Son, 75
Intcr.IfhinilS. N. Co., 10(l
Bell Trlophonc, 33
Ilaw'n Agricultural Co., 00
Wllder's Steamship Co., 07
C. Brewer & Co., 100
Woodlawn Dairy, 00
Wailukii Sugar Co., 00
Htnr Mill, 4'.'5
Reciprocity Sugar Co., 0
L. A. THURSTON, Stock Brokei.
39 Merchant Street. 151 ly
By order of E. Wanek, wc will sell
TUESDAY, March J)tli,
at 11 o'clock a.m., on tho premises, Fort
Street, opposlto Dodd's Stables, tho
Fixtures of Barber Shop & Hair Storo
1 large Glas Show Case with counter,
1 largo Side Show Cao with 4 drawers,
5 Mirrors, 1 Marble Washstand,
1 Patented Barber Uhalr,!28 square yards
of Linoleum, - Withstands,
1 Iron Bedstead, 'i Who Mattresses,
N.B. Ladies in need of Hair Switch,
cs, front pieces, Hnlr Nets, etc., would
do well to purchase at once, as now is a
chance to get a bargain they may never
E. V. ADAMS & Co.,
01 lOt Auctioneer.
rarble Real Estate.
By order of the Administrator of tho
Makco Estate, wo will sell at public
MONDAY, March 22nd,
AT 12 O'CLOCK, NOON,
On the premises, that certain parcel of
laud on the corner of Bcrctania and
Union Streets, with the handsome
thereon, built by the late Capt. Makco
for his own use. The houso is large and
roomy, faithfully built, and with parti
cular reference to the wants of ourtio
plcal climate. The place can be viewed
at any time upon application lo
IRWIN & Co.
Immediately after tho sale of the
house and lot wo will sell
5 Lots at Waikiki,
adjoining the residence of W. G. Irwin,
Esq., and numbered as per Kapiolaul
Park plan respectively 110, 117, IIS, 110,
E. P. ADAMS & CO.,
By order of tho Administrators of the
Makco Estate, wo will sell at public
MONDAY, March 22nd,
AT 10 O'CLOCK, A.M.,
at tho residence, corner Beretania and
Union Streets, tho
Entire Honselii For'lore
In part as follows, viz:
Drab Silk rep. Parlor Set, 8 pieces;
Rosewood Center Table,
2 Bronzes and Stands, 4 Oil Paintings,
a Walnut and Gilt Mirrors, Music Rack,
Marble Busts, Carpeting, Oak Extension
Oak Sideboard and Mirror,
12 Oak Dining Chairs, Glas and Plated
Ware, Majolica Ware, 1 Sextant, Glass
1 (.IliincHc l'orceluln
Breakfast and Dinner Set,
a BW Bedroom Sets, complete,
Wardrobes, Mattresses, Pillows,
Mosquito Nets, Clicll'onlers, Covered
Lounges, Camphor Trunk,
Velvet Rugs, Carpet Chairs, Clothes
Box, Parian Figures, Toilet Sets,
Chamber Sets, 1 Rosewood Bedroom
Set, complete, Rocking Chairs,
Hat Rack, Revolving Chair, Whatnots,
Flower Pots and Stands, Kon Meat Safe,
Refrigerator, Stove and Kitchen Fuinl.
ture, Bath Tub, etc., etc.
1 Top Buggy,
Also, Harness, Step Ladder, etc. etc.
E. P. ADAMS & CO.,
ON Sunday, nciu tho residence of T.
R. Walker, a Brown and Green
PARASOL, with fancy wood handle
and white ring, rlnder will be re.
warded by returning samo to this
olllco. 01 at
COTTAGE TO LET.
rpiIE Cottago situated at No. 251 Boro
X tanla Sheet, containing 0 inoniF, to
let, with Stable and Coaoh House. 'To
a desirable tenant a lease of it yeais will
bo grunted. For particulars apply to
LEWIS J. LEVEY,
C-l lw 40 Qucon street.
DAVIS & WILDER,
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
Stuplo soicl JJ'fxncy J-voeeries.
Receive by every steamer from the Coast, regular replenishments of
Groceries of the Choicest Brands:
Jacob Hold's Buffalo HanH, H. M. Dupco Breakfast Bacon; Now York and
Gala. Cream, Llmburger, Hwls, noting America, r.uain nun rinc Apple
Cheese; Fairbanks' Lard. Culthm's Table anil Pic Fruit, .Tains ami Jellies;
Canned, Curried, Potted and Deviled Meat", Fowl and Fish; Dried and
Pittn.1 Pmriina. cherries. I'lutns. Prunes. Annie. Fiirs. Date. Nuts and
Raisins. Meals put up in 101b. tins
rooms, Peas, Sardines, i(s nnd ;
Oat Meal, CracKcd Wlitnt, bellow uorn jicni, wnne L.orn .ui-ni, uranam
Flour, small and large Hominy, itc., Cala. Cracker Co.'o C nickers and
Fancy BUcults In everv varlcly. 25.1b. Kits Salmon Bellies; Choice Finn
llv Corn Beef, and Pork: Mixed Pickle. Saner Kraut, French Capers, Mush.
Crosse & Blackweli's
Fruits, marmalades, Jams, .lollies, Sultana Raisins, Currants, Salad Oil,
Pickle, Spices, Pepper, Mustard, Mint, &(:., Worcestershlie, Tomato, Chut
ney and Tobaseo Sauces, Cliill Colorow & Durkees Salad Dressing; Orange,
Lemon nnd Cltion Peel; Sago, Tapioca, Corn Starch, Pearl Barley, Geriuea.
Imperial Graiium, White Oats, Ac.
McCondray & Co.'s Choicost Brands of Green & Black Teas.
Fresh Flower and Vegetable Seeds always on hand.
OUR BCE HOUSE GOODS
By everv steamer, is n special feature, comprising California Fresh Fruits, Vcgo
tables, Fish, Butler Point Reyes Roll and every delicacy IN SEASON that the
San Francisco market allbrds.
E5? Ordcra dispatched promptly. Daily deliveries made to all parts of tho
city, Waikiki and tho Valley. Island orders for families and plantations filled
with special care.
Boll Tolephono 274; Mutual Tolophono 130; P. O. Box 435.
m ruin 1
so, send ine 20 yards. It is the FINEST MATERIAL I
have ever seen for the Money."
" Quite right. It's below value !"
" GOOD-BYE ! "
NOTICE TO TiaGE
Ladies and Gentlemen of Honolulu.
THE FIRM OF S. CORN & CO.,
TEMPLE OF FASHION !
Aie retiring from tho Clothing, Gents Furnishing and JIat business, in
order to make room for tholr largo importations of
DRY GOODS, DRY GOODS,
Andofler for salet exceptional and genuinebargains thelrlentlre
unsurpassed Stock of
Men's, Youth's and Boys'
Suits, Hats, Gaps, etc, etc.
personally, which alone is a guarantee to our many patrons of its genuineness'
Come and Secure Your Bargains, No
Eeasonable Offer Refused,
E. McINTYRE & BRO.,
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
Groceries, Provisions and Feed,
EAST CORNER FORT AND KING STREETS.
Vri.w?,ii?A,0diB. rc0vel V ovcry IJnokot from tho Eastern States and Europe.
InHi'm i? MMlucu by otory Steamer. All orders faithfully attended to.
,1 1" ml l0 "ny p',irl ?.' t,,e cl,y frco of C,"W- l8ln,i; orders poll!
cited. Satisfaction guaranteed. Post Ofllco Box 145. Tolephono No. U3. 108 ly
In Bond or Duly Paid.
A Very Choico Lol, Frosh and Full.
Tho Best in tho Market.
HOLLISTER & Co,
proof against worms and weavels;
Peto do Fole Grns.
IS Hint YOU, Mil. FISIIEL ?
"Have you any more of
that brown JERSEY clotli
doublo width, such as you
Hol(l to 31r's' Jenkiiisoii yes-
torday for SI 50 a yard ? If
STOTE COAL !
Housekeepers tako notice 1
Franklin Stove Coal,
rJ?Jo Best JLot
Ever brought to this .Market. For salo
in (luantitics to suit by
OASTLE & OOOKE,
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