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'the bouse. Unfortunately Mr. 0.
fbiul occasion to cough Bllhlly, when
the burglars, who were barefooted,
immediately decamped in opposite
Residents arc generally talking
"vigilaneocoinmittoo" and "pist jl,"
as antidotes to the present robbers'
carnival. Rusty weapons are being
brought forth, furbished, oiled and
loaded, by people to ucfcmi their
homes against the depredators, who
must be taken for granted as ready
for any act to prevent capture if
discovered. It is to be hoped, how
ever, for the good name of the
place, that poor men, unable to buy
defensive weapons to protect their
small household stoics, will not re
sort to burglary to obtain them.
Such an anomaly would suggest
that an undignified panic had sei.cil
the community. Mar. Dili.
AN INTERESTING VOLUME.
At the Honolulu Library may be
seen an old Geography of he World
published in London about the be
ginning of the present century. Jt
is a large folio, and has some curious
engravings of scenes in the Ha
waiian Islands, and in other parts
of the Pacific, then exciting as much
"public interest as .Stanley's dis
coveries in Africa have for this pre
BISHOP & Co., BANKERS
Honolulu, Hawaiian Island1
Draw Exchange on the
JLStutlc of California, H. IT.
And their agents in
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Messrs. N. M. Itothschild & Son, London
The Commercial Hank Co., of Sydney,
The Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
The flank of Now Zealand: Auckland,
Christchurch, and Wellington,
The Hank of British Columbia, Vic
toria, 1$. C, and Portland, Or.
Transact a General Hanking Business.
Jus gnHij gaULrl nu
Plodged to neither Beet nor Tarty.
Bnt established for tho benefit of all.
THURSDAY, MARCH ll, 1880,
Tho Proclamation published in
yesterday's Advertiser concerning
the Legislative Assembly is a re
markable document and a bundle of
errors. The constitution, Article
28, reads thus: "The King by and
with the advice and consent of His
Privy Council convenes the Legis
lative Assembly at the seat of Gov
vcrnment," etc., etc. The procla
mation should have bet forth in its
body that His Majesty, by and with
the advice and consent of the Privy
Council, convenes the Legislature,
and not have relegated this matter
affecting the jurisdiction of tho pro
clamation to an inferior place in the
attesting clause. Moreover, it is
not proper to call the constitution in
this connection, "Our Constitution."
It is the constitution of the Ha
waiian Kingdom and not that of llis
The proclamation is countersigned
by the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
The law, (Section 118 of tho Civil
Code) prescribes that "tho Minister
of the Interior shall promulgate
such proclamations as may be made
by the King for the observance of
days of fast and thanksgiving, and
nil other proclamations which do
not specially relate to the business
of other departments." Clearly,
this proclamation is a matter of
domestic concern, and has no rela
tion to our affairs with foreign
Until the incumbency of tho pres
ent Foreign Minister, such procla
mations were promulgated by the
Minister of the Interior, but the
Usurpations of the functions of
other olllcials by this present incum
bent is so common that his colleagues
. seem to forget that they are his
v' peers, and acrpiicsce in his unsurpa
tions as well as in his assumption of
tho title of "Premier" which is
without tho authority of law, it
having been abrogated by tho con
stitution of 1 80 1.
' Harper's Magazine for March pre
sents tho following choice bill of
faro: "An Irou City bcsldo tho
' Ruhr" in which tho reader is
made acquainted with the history
and manufacture of the Krupp Gun
and the life of Alfred Krupp; Act
Fourth of Goldsmith's Comedy,
.She stoops to Conquer; Part XV
of the novel, East Angels;
Africa's Awakening; Portrait of
Constanco Fcrrimore Woolson; The
.City of Cleveland ; Hogs and their
.JHimngcmcnt ; With tho Afghan
THIS ttAl A
Ilouudary Commission ; A 1? 10I
Jericho; Capo Hrot"i oik
llrief as Woman's Loi , i.
fttory; Part l. of the II imo .ere;
with a large variety of -oat!- , un
der Editor's Easy Chair, E toi'a
study, Monthly Record i'f L -ren
Events, and Editor's diewer The
Weekly, Jiusur am Yuit iff J ph,
are also admirable in unttt and
style. All ate, as usual, beautifully
illustrated. No house is completely
furnished without Harper's superior
KniTOit IIui.i.utis: As you have
lakon interest enough in the Mornii :i
question to publish an account of
the Spatilding Manusciipt recently
in my possession, it occurs to tnc
that a more specific statement of
borne points connected with Mor
monism and the Mormon Bible, may
be of intctcst to 3011 and your
readers ; especially as it id alleged,
with some evidences of probability,
that the Utah Mormons contemplate
establishing a large colony of their
followers on these Islands, and even
of transfering their headquarters
The Spatilding Manuscript re
cently discovered in my possession,
and published by the Mormons, in
no wise determines the question as
to the authorship of the Hook of
Mormon, or of Spaulding's connec
tion with Hie latter. It shows con
clusively that Itin icriliiiy of Spauld
ing was not the oriainal of the Book
of Mormon nothing more in that
regard. It gives the Mormons (he
advantage of calling upon their op
ponents to produce or prove tli.it
any other Spatilding Manusciipt
ever existed and that is the gist of
the whole matter. Until lately I
have been of the opinion that there
was no tangible evidence that any
other production of .Solomon Spatild
ing, bearing upon the question,
could be shown as having ever
existed. Hut correspondence 1 ml
discussions growing out ol the pub
lication of this doci.ment, have
shaken my faith in that Ivlief, and
indeed produced quite a change of
opinion on that subject. I will
refer to several items piodiictive of
that change of opinion.
Mr. A. B. Doming, of Paiuesv"lo,
Ohio, who has investigated the sub
ject thoroughly, wiitcs to me .hat
he has evidence that Spauldiug,
after writing the story which lias re
cently come to light, without finish
ing it, changed his plan, and got up
11 more elaborate story, which lie
denominated "Manuscript Found,"
of which lie made two or more
copies, and sent one to Pittsburgh
for publication from whence Sidney
Rigdou obtained it and on which
the historical part of thu Book of
Mormon was based. (It is to be
noted that the title "Manuscript
Found," is not given in the manu
script recently in my possession, at
all. It was added by the publisher
of the copy furnished 3011 by Prof.
Colonel William 11. Lcfllugwell, a
well-known teacher in Isorthcrn
Ohio, says recently, in the St. Louis
'Long ago in the past. I have forgot
ten the year, Mr. Sp'ildlng wrote a
drama called 'Thy Hook ol Mormon,'
hi a hotel at Comic ml, .shtabiila
county, Ohio, where I had been teaching
chool. 1 was known though theeoiintiy
as a good grainiuai Ian and possessing ail
accurate knowledge of the Kuglisli Ian
gunge. My father had been piiucipal
of the Mcadvlllu school, at Mcadvllle,
l'enn., for eight year.., a petition which
I subsequently tilled on my father ro
uting to a fin 111. Mr. Spalding was a
lawyer by profession and hail taught
school. Ho had never been a reverend,
as (-owe accounts glvo Unit piellx to his
name. lie. was about :'," joars of age
when 1 llist fell in with him, wan very
poor, anil Mel; with consumption, and
towaul tho last nearly lost his voice, -so
that ho could not plead at the bar. Ho
said ho wanted to inane some money,
and wrote the drama, which he handed
ineforeoricctiou. ll was full of Bible
expulsions, null as I had lead the liiblo
fiom lid to lid I knew the pioper
pluasoology to urn. I corrected tho
grammar, and had to reconstruct and
transpose entiles tu mane goon j-jugiMi
out ol it. I was engaged tbrie months,
and my notes and pencil marks may be
found on uery page."
Thcro were no such "notes and
pencil marks" on the pages of my
James A. Briggs, Esq., a well
known and reputable lawyer in
Northern Ohio for 1111111)' years, and
for a do.eu years past a public
olllccr in New York City, tesided at
Willoughby, Ohio, four' miles from
Kirtland, when the Mormons llr.st
located at the latter place. In a
letter to the New York 'Jribunc,
dated Jan. 20, 188(5, Mr. Briggs
'In tho winter of ISIi'.l-ill, a self eon
slituted committee, ciiuslniliig o.lmlgu
Allen, Dr. Card. .Samuel Yli.oii, .litdo
l.apham, W. Corning and iii.vm ii, met
at Mr. Coming's hoiii-o, lu Mentor, now
known as the (iailleld farm, to linostl
gate Morinonlsiu and the oilgln of the
Mormon lllble. J)r. J. 1. Uiulbiirt,
whose name Is mentioned lu the .allele
in your paper this morning, was cm
ployed to Junk uj testimony. JI was
present, with tho committee njnl had
.Siiauldlng's original nianuM)pt Willi
hill). AVe computed it, chapter by dhaji
ter with the Mormon Bible. II was
written lathe same style, many of Hie
names were tho same, and wu catnn to
the conclusion, from all tho testimony
before us, that the Jtev. Sidney BJgdon,
the dloqiiont ?
the Mention F:
Of tit! the e
some trouble v .
land, where U
mid lie had th.'
anested ou a
peace for mnii
an exanilnatlv i
the Old Meth
llle. It his. .
Smith and I v. i
iatl no doubt
o D Htiilburt had
the i'munat Kin
had . tilt a temple,
oplu Joseph Smith,
nut i justice of tho
i art tery. He had
fon vo justices lu
t C cli In I'nliieo
thr days, .lodge
was e attorney lor
the ..Lurney for" Dr.
Cox defy. Hyde and
1'iatt. Mot mot
idol . were there with
loe" Smith. I said .. Mr. Bls-cll. let
n get from ''ihc Ph phet' his history
of the Hading of th' 'golden plnteO
Mr. II. consented and for two davs we
had The Puiphet, '.lie' .Smith, o'n tho
witness stand. He swore, thai is, under
oath, that he found 'he golden plates
burled lu the earth hi 1 Held in Palmyra,
X. Y.. and when ho f'lind them he was
kicked by an unseen foot out of the
hole In whle'i they were placed. All
present knew that It was M01111011 Ho.
Kigdon iv.r a uatuial oratur, and had
much native genius. He got the manu
script In Pittsburg at thu pi luting oil Ice
of Mr. itobeir I'nUeisoii, the father of
the present Mr. liobcit Patterson, who
has published an lutctestlug history of
Mormonlsni, showing without doubt
that the liov. Sidney Itlgdou was the
compiler of the Bool; of Mormon.
lu l7i. Hr. Uurlbiirt was living at
01boiibiugh. Onlo. lu a letter to Mr.
Patterson, of Pittsburg, he says: 'Igae
the manuscript with all my o'lhor docu
ments connected with .Moi'moiiUm to
Mr. Howe.' Mr. Hlce was the sueoesor
of Mr. Howe .11 Thr 'Wyr. and this
accounts for his po.s-er.slon of the
'iniiuusciiptfiiuud' at (his late day lu an
iland In the l'.ielllu Ocean.'"
This testimony of Mr. Ilriggs is
entirely teli'iblc. L was acquintcd
with all the members of the "self
constituted committee" of which lie
The moot .d question now is what
became of the ilanuscript before
the Column tec, v'lieh they "com
pared chapter by chapter with the
Mormon B'Mo," "'id found them to
correspond so pcrlectiy? Mr. Dent
ing, already refc ed to, says that
Dr. Ilurlburl sold it to tho Mormons
forSlOUO, "iUi which lie purchased
thu farm he occupied at Gibson's
burgh, at . ie time he wrote to Mr.
Patterson, no related by Mr. Briggs.
My belief is, from the above and
other testimony in my possession,
that either Ilurlburl or Howe sold it
to tho .Mormons, who of course
destroyed it, or put it out of the
Yours for-the truth and the right.
L. L, Rut:.
Honolulu, March -J, 18SC.
1 USUI OVAL.
XptS. A. O&A, the lelebr.ited For
ltl 1 ma '1 oiler, has chnnged her p:m.
denco to tho come, of 'Likelike Street
and Palace Walk. Mrs. Uosa, after a
short stay at that place, will nuiko a
tour round thu islands. TJ lw
COTTAUE TO KENT,
ft No 1'." llcictniilu Stieet,
fihifiii; picsent occupied by A. Killers.
ftvrrT-.-Sn PosiCMinn given -M'iy lfci.
Kiiqiiiiu on the premises, or of L.'WAY,
Kinaii Street, in ri'.r 7JJ tf
L.f v"' IM iUlillllil t.ll.Ut tit
jyKPLVft MONTHLY, or longer if do
BWrJK?S ''!, nMigo Furiibhed Cot-Kasjo-
I k. wi 11 !l looms. H.ith
house ami iru-.i waier i-howcr bath,
tea hatliiiig. Mi.nlul al Kapioluui
l'nrk. Mutual Telephone in the house.
Inquiie of G- West, of West, Bow &
( J'1 LL
I am Inatruriirt by Mr. W. C. I'eacoek
to sell a pu'lic auction, at his icsi
dence, Xo. le huetaaia Stieet,
On Wodnoaday, Mar. 17th,
at 10 am , the whole of his household
Kiirnituie, comprising in pait as fol
lows: 1 JJW Bedroom .Set, M'lttietses,
Pillows, ltW J.Mviislon Dining Tablu A:
Chairs, BW Bailor Set in hair cloth,
UoJow.iml Will'ng Table, Mahogany
Caul Table, halve and Small Hugs, a
low unoi -c I'.ajj'iuviugs, jiii inr,
I ficyj Homo Sowing Machino,
in good order; Cmimlclicrsjnnd Lamp',
Veranda Chairs, B'lth Tub, etc, etc.,
Kitchen S vo & UtenslN, Lawn .Mower,
Garden Ilobu iVs'i'ools, uto.
LEWIS ,J. LEVEY,
711 fit Aueiioncer.
Hyouii.rof ssrs. C. Brewer & Co.,
lo closu coiisijiiiiienls,
On Wednesday, March 17th,
at their .-.oie, .t. 10 a.m., on a credit to
the trade, will he sold,
The Ent're Dalanco of Consignments,
Keeluior PaukliiK Blows, Slates, Cell
tillujjal Linings Ciniu O.trls, Phaetons,
Wagons, Ox fitrt", Hand Oails, Scales,
Iluckeis Ox Hows, IJ.uiel fihooks, Keg
Sliooka, ivHolln, CruOieil Sugar,
Flciaimc! 8ron Safes,
Iloids ( .-s OiiUnin, Orindstmics, Pork,
llliick v, it) ,,.,j pjM;( Whim Bine,
UiishT. nb. Tiiipealiiio. Liiiieed 'll,
Metal P .t,i;i. y Mai hie Tables,
Oainpho' Tiui.l-.s uwl Wardtohis, l'ea
nut oil, Chow Ciiu,v, Giiiino and
An Invoice of Fireworks.
C3T For particular, ueu ealalogiiea,
E. P. ADAMS & Co.,
07 Ot lu-thu-ttit Auctioneers,
llnw'n Pnftagc Mniif'E Co.,
K. O. II .11 ii son.
Inte-.HanlS. N. Co.,
IIrv '11 Ai'tirullurnl On.,
Wildu'- S'',niaslilp Co.,
C. lliunir & Co.,
Wnlliiku Sugar Co,
lteclprooltyriuuar On ,
L. A. THURSTON, Stool
:H Verchant Slieei."
riMIK Union Hair l)ri8lntr Saloon has
X been re.openid by C. Molteno, as
tempor irv nitll.
Afliniftatof s Si
Hv older of Mr. Sells.', aduilnlstrator of
of the Jistale of L. Ahuna, deceaed, of
Wai.ilua, U.ihu, I will sell al public
auction, al my salesroom, No. -10 Queen
On TUESDAY, Mar. 23d,
at VI o'clock, a.m., a certain
Lease of Premises
situated lu Walalua, and formeily oc
cupied by the de cased as a store, waro
hoii'es. dwellings, Ac , Ac. The Lease
will exI e on tin UV .lanuary, 180, and
the rent of same is &10 per month.
Also, tho whole of thu
Stock of Merchandise
contained in stoie:
1 Kail's Fire-Proof Safe,
Slnte FlMini'H, !J Urakes. I llor-e, 1 Set
Jl.i'.pi'si, Household Fmnlturc mill
Kll'ccts, Klicheu Puiultuie mill
Utensils, &c, iVe.
Parties wishing to examine thu above
premise and for finther information,
can aoply to Mr. S. SKI.1G, at the olllee
of Mis-rs. Jl. S. Grinliaiim io Co,
CSy'Tciins cash, unit deeds at ex
pense of putchaser.
LEWIS J. LEVEY,
10 '2w Am lioncP'.
Hy order if the Administrator of tlic
Maktu K-tatc, wu will tell at public
MONDAY, March 22nd,
AT 12 O'CLOCK, NOON,
On the premises, that certain parcel of
laud on the coiner of lieietania and
Union .Slieets, with the handsome
tlieieon, built by the late Capt. Makcc
for his own use. The house Is largo and
loomy, laitbfully built, and with parti
cular ii'feienee to tho wants of our liu.
picnl climate. The place can be viewed
at aiiv time ipon application to
Iminedlately after the talu of the
house and lot wu will sell
5 Lots at Waikiki,
aljoinlng the residence of W. O. Irwin,
l'.s(., and iiumlered as per Kap'olaiu
I'nik jihin respectively 11(1, 117, lis), UO,
E. P. ADAMS & CO.,
Hy oidi 1 of the Administrators of tho
Makce Ignite, wu will sell at public
MONDAY, March 22nd,
AT 10 o'clock-, a.SI ,
ill the residence, corner lleictnuia and
Union Streets, tho
in pari as follows, viz:
Drab fc-ilk rep. Parlor ct, 8 pieces;
Ho.itiwuod Center Table,
2 15rones and .Stands', 4 Oil P.iinUnr;-1,
J Walnut and Gilt Minors, Music hi ek,
Mai hie UusIh Car)eliiig, 0.ikKtenson
O.ik Sldelionid and Mitror,
l!i Dal: Dliiini: Chniis, Glass and Plated
A aie, Majolica Wine, 1 Sextant, Class
I Chinese I'oieelulu
Breakfast and Dinner Set,
it HW Ileiliooiu Sett, complete,
YVaidiobcs, MattrcsMj, Pillows,
Mo-ipiltn Nets, Chell'oiiiers. CovOK'd
Lounge,, Cainnhur Trunk,
Vclvoi Hugs, Carpet Ohalis, Clothes
Jlox Iti iati 1'iguies, Toilet tuts,
Ohhiuher els1 1 llo.-ewood Ikdtoom
Bet. cmiiili'tc, Hooking Chain,
Hat Hack, Hovolving Chair, AVhntttol",
Klower l'ots and Stands, Koa Miai Sufe,
Holtlger.itor, .Siovu anil Kitchen Fiuni-
lure, ll.ith Tub, ulc, etc.
1 Top Buggy,
Also, Harness, Step Ladder, etc, etc.
ci I n
E. P. ADAMS & CO.,
MHftOil 11, 3890.
IMPOItTElM AND DIJALKKS IX
triple rtnl ItJ'irxixey Grocei'ies.
I etclvo byevry -immer fr m the Coast, regular replonlsl rr.anb' of
Groceries of t6.e Choicest Brainds:
Jaeb Hold's llnll'ulo Hani-, II.. d. I)i,ice Uial.f.ist Dncouu- V01U and
Cain. Crunii, Llml urj r, Swl--, Yotutj! Anicricii, Kilam ami l'l .0 pplu.
Oh ese; l'pirb.inks' Laid. Ciilti ''. Table and lie Fruit, .lanm and J. Hies;
Ciutied. Curriid, 1'otuil and Deviled Meats, Fowl and Fish ; Dried and
lilted I'oik hc, Cheirie-, limns, Prunes, Apple, Figs, Unlet, Nuts and
Halslns. Mtals pat up in 'Olli. tins proof npiliist worms and weavels;
Dnt Meal, CracKi'il Wluat Yellow Coin Meal. White Coin .Men, Giaham
Flour, small and larue Ilomlny, itc.Cala. Cracker Co.'s Ciackera mid
F.mcv Ui-eullt in cverv variety. 2.1-1 h. Kits Siilinon Uellhs; Choice Fam
ily Ciun lieef. and Fork: Mixed liokh", S'liier luaiit, French Capers, Mush
rooms, Peas, Siidiiies, ,tjs and !; Peiu do Fole Grat.
Gtosse & Biackwe.l's
Fruits, niavnialailes, .linns, Jellies, Sultana Hnlsln, Currants, Salad Oil,
lickles, HpU'i-s Pepper, .Mustard, .Mini, A-c, Woicctershlie, Tomato, Chut
ney and Tohasco Sauce-, Chill Colorow & Durkees Salad Diessltu j Oningc,
Lemon and Citron Pic'; S.ijio, Tapioca, Corn Staich, Pearl liar ley, Germea.
Jmperi.il Griiiium, M bite Outs, 4Vc.
McCondray & Co.'s Choicest Brando of Grcon & Black Toas.
Fresh Flower and Vegetable Seeds always on linnd.
Hv cverv sleatner, is a special feature
ta'hlit, Fish, Ilulter Point HeyesHoll
San Francisco market atlbrdt.
C?" Outer dispatched promptly,
city, Waikiki and thu Valley. Maud
wllh special care.
Bell Telephono 274; Mutual
1( a. 1 1 i t-&&R I
so, sond mo O yards. It is i Iio E1XEST MATERIAL I
have over soon for Iho Money.''
" Quite n's'lit. It's below value !"
" OOOX-331T3E ! "
NOTICE TO THL3ES
Ladies and Gentlemen of Honolulu.
THK PI1LM OF
A10 retiring from tho Oloihliift Gents Fttrnishiii!: and Hat business,
nider to maku room for ihulr laigo ImportatioiH of
DftY GOODS, DRY GOODS,
And oiler for salu at e.Neeptlonal and freniiinu bargains their entire
unsurpassed Stock of
Mien's, Youth's and Roys'
Suits, Eats, Gaps, etc., etc.
pe.aonally, which alone in SuaraaloU to our many paltons of Its ponuhiS.
Come and Secure Your Bargains, Ko
Reasonable Offer Refused,
P.O. BOX 315.
Heal IMatu Agent,
nUdei's bieanislilp Agent,
Client liuillngton Kuilioad Aeent
In Iiond or Duty V14,
A Vory Cltoico Lol, Fresh and Full.
Tho Ho in the Maiket.
HOLLISTER & Co.
J. h V.II.DEU.
Y v JL. Ji-J Jis juj .a.v- (if
cotiipiisinji California Fresh Fruit", Vcjze
and every delicacy IN SEASON lhat tho
Dally deliveries made to all parts of the
oidert for famllie-t and plantations filled
Tclopltono 130; P. O. Box 435.
IS tluti YOU, MR. FISIIEL ?
" Hsivo you any more of
that brown JERSEY cloth
(lonllo Avidlli, suuli as you
sold lo Mrs. Jcnkinson yes
tovilny for $1 50 a yard ? If
H. CUIIX ,t CO.,
s yf? ra
Honolulu, IT. I.
Custom House liroker,
iuamiger iiawallaii Opem Hoitsev
Firu and Llfeiuvurunco Akchu
TN DHAWIXG AND PAINTING:
water cobra and oils; peiapeutivc,
rni K.Q.HAU AFIELD,
(' ll Ko 1 Kukul Street.
A FEW tinollitlidlng Ims, on Dere
XX Inula btreet. Apply to
.,,. , D.MOKSAKBAIT,
7MCrchaat Btreet. 03 xc
Iril inw i mil 1 til
iri 1 IHM" ifc.
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i.i-Jiak. i i,