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There is probably no country iti
tbo world that, in proportion to its
area and population, expcnls as
much money on immigration n tlocs
the Hawaiian Kingdom. As n rule,
the class of immigrants im, ortcd
here, at public expense, meets with
a bnrcly civil reception on other
shores. Immigrants of a desirable
kind usually find their way, on their
own account, into places offering
favorable inducements. And among
the best inducements that can be
offered are a genial climate and easy
terms in the acnuisition of landed
property. The first of these, Ha
waii lias to offer in perfection, but
the second is too conspicuously
wanting. The first step of any im
portance taken in this connection is
due solely to private enterprise. The
very scheme- which successive Gov
ernments failed to hit upon has been
set afoot by the proposed Land
Colonization Company. Should this
company succeeded in floating its
stock, it is to be hoped that its
affairs will be managed so as to
command public confidence, and
thus solve one of the great national
problems of the day. And when
private enterprise is endeavoring to
launch a scheme of immigration in
tended to secure for the country a
population, it becomes a fair ques
tion to ask whether the time has not
arrived for government to call a halt
in the importation of contract labor.
Thc'class of people introduced by
this system is, generally speaking,
of a very low order. "While these
laborers are numerical accessions to
the population, they arc a source of
weakness rather than of strength to
the commonwealth. The crying de
fect in the immigration system is
that no provision seems to be made
for the disposal of laborers at the
expiration of their contracts. Con
tract service ended, the laborer is
almost sure to gravitate towards the
city, where he has at least fifty
chances out of a hundred to become
a "dead beat" if not something
worse. It is the experience of man
kind everywhere that the unemployed
arc apt to settle down to "murders,
stratagems and spoils," and be
come burdens to themselves and
pests of society. These are the
bare facts of the matter in this city.
The danger of the white man's in
dustries being stamped out by the
Chinese is increasing from day to
day as batcli after batch of contract
laborers is thrown upon the com
munity. It is difficult to understand
why labor cannot be supplied lo the
planters by utilizing the idle muscle
to be seen every day about the
streets instead of perpetuating a
crying grievance by increasing the
sources of its supply. If legislation
is potent enough to hold laborers to
the fulfilment of their contracts, it
ought to be competent to deal with
them for the prevention of vagrancy,
after they have served their terms.
And, before importing any more
Asiatics into the country, it would
be well to ascertain how many of
those now here are available for
service in honest labor, instead of
prowling about the streets and
devouring the proceeds of other
people's industry. At least a thou
sand Chinamen could bo spared
from this city, without leaving any
appreciable vacuum in the Mongolian
hive, and every surplus laborer
ought to be re-shipped to whence he
came, or set to work at permanent
and useful employment. And no
measures more effective can be
, adopted to encourage tho class of
settlers the country needs than to
make a grand clearing out of the
riff-raff foisted upon the Kingdom
by the contract labor arrangements
of past years.
Honolulu has outgrown the style
of its government. Nothing is
clearer than that proposition. The
stato of affairs in this capital city is
growing worse instead of better, so
far as public works are concerned.
Indeed, it is hard to see how inter
nal matters can bo improved, under
existing conditions. Public improve
ments required will take money to
pay for them. There never will be
sufficient means for city purposes,
in all probability, so long as the ex
penses all come out of ordinary
national revenues. If this is to bo
a well-appointed and properly gov
erned metropolis, its citizens will
THE DAJUV mXtlteTM fel ' ftVj
have to be specially taxed t
It so. Not thai the wh !c
of city government will iav
provided by additional t xal
the difference between he
of rcenuc now raised . on.
city sources, such as l'ccr
instance, and the expndi'
quired under an indcp ide
administration, must l ced
raised. There are, it cai
denied, difficulties in the
framing a scheme of city govern
ment for Honolulu which would
work in any degree satisfactorily.
It is doubtful if any model can be
found among cities elsewhere which
would fit the peculiar circumstances
of the capital of this kingdom. An
extremely heterogeneous population,
a very diversified giotind plan, with
physical features of various kinds
that make some improvements most
lacking hard to accomplish, form a
combination of problems in the
formulation of a civic system which
will demand the best thought and
most earnest attention of our citi
zens to solve. It is due to the com
mercial eminence this ocean capital
lias attained, that the possessors of
its wealth and influence should take
this matter into serious considera
tion. "Wo shall continue frequently
to bring it to their attention, sug
gesting such ideas-as we may deem
promotive of the desirable consum
mation. A TRACEDY ON MAUI.
A correspondent of the Press
recounts the details of a shocking
tragedy that occurred near Haiku,
Maui, a few weeks ago. Ah Len,
a well-known Chinese' cool.-, owed
Tora, a Japanese employed by Mr.
Baldwin, fifteen dollars, and had giv
en him his watch as security. Ah Len
waylaid Tora on the load to Hama
kuapoko, at a point where an im
mense stone almost bars the path,
beside a precipice of a hundred feet
or more. When Tora approached
Ah Len fired a revolver at him, but
missing followed up the attack with
the clubbed weapon. A fearful
struggle ensued, m the course of
which the pistol went off, shooting
Ah Len in the log. All the time he
was beating Tora about the head
with the weapon, and thus inflicted
a score of wounds. Tora, weak
from loss of blood, was forced over
the precipice, hut dragged his as
sailant with him. All Len saved
himself, however, by clutching a
shrub, while Tora rolled on down
the face of the cliff. Ah Len went
on to Haiku and asked help of the
Deputy Sheriff, Ilalektinihi, saying
that he had been shot by a China
man in Ilamakuapoko. In the mean
time a party of natives passing by
heard Tora faintly crying for help,
and having a lantern they lound
him caught by one leg in a shrub
about twenty feet down the cliff.
With great dilllculty they succeeded
in fastening a rope round his body
and drawing him up. Ho was taken
on a horse to Mr. Baldwin's, where
Dr. Bull dressed his wounds. His
head was in a frightful state, but,
although his life was in danger for
some days, he gradually recovered.
Ah Leu's wound was found to be
slight, and early next morning he
was removed by Sheriff Chilling
worth to the Makawao jail, put try
to protect him from an anticipated
Japanese mob, and also to await the
result of Tom's injuries. After
languishing there about two weeks
he hung himself in his cell. Both
men bore peaceable reputations and
were excellent house servants.
American patriotism is abundantly
manifest in the number of star
spangled banners floating in the
breeze, from llagstaffs on shore and
in the harbor, to-day ; while tho uni
versal respect and good-feeling of
other nations toward the Great Re
public is equally obvious in tho
bunting displayed by other than
American residents. At noon a
national salute was fired from tho
shore battery, Kakaako, in honor of
the birthday of the "Father of his
country." His Excellency Geo. W.
Merrill, United States Minister Re
sident, and Mrs. Merrill arc holding
an informal levee at the American
Legation. The first to call this
morning was Mr. Taro Ando, Jap
anese Consul and Diplomatic- Agent.
Their Excellencies W. M. Gibson,
Paul Neumann and C. T. Gulick, of
the Cabinet, called later; aUo Mrs.
Gulick, Hon. A. S. Cleghorn, Mr.
R. W. Irwin, Hawaiian Consul-Gen-eral
to Japan j and Mr. R. W. Laine,
Spanish Consul. Doubtless the dip
lomatic corps generally will have
called, before this is read, as our
report is necessarily made at tho
height of the event, when there was
a steady stream of visitors at the
Legation. The Royal Hawaiian
Band was playing on the grounds,
having been sent out of compliment
to the United States, and her popular
representative and his lady, by tho
Hawaiian Government. Feb. .'2nd,
the house i;'
asked a gin
t'ccorrt of tho
less unsnlis- 1
incident that '
ast in Nituanu I
rl, not quite
;nlc cluiruc of I
ibsence of her
jrs and sisters, I
years from a
neighboring "amily to keep her com
pany. Tlic two, aner n nuio time
spent in ph , notivcd the entry into
the yard of a strange man, and
having some knowledge of the fre
quent btirgl'rics of late, watched
the man breathlessly while he walked
in and around a cot age in the yard.
The little girls gathered as quickly
as possible what jewelry they could,
and secreting it adjourned to the
parlor, where they began singing
hymns. Plucky girls, and none the
less the younger mo who stayed
with her friend instead of scamper
the mouth of Feb., 1880:
The total number of deaths reported
for the mouth of February was 48,
distributed as follows:
Under 1 year....
From 1 l o (5
From 5lo 10....
From 10 to :()...
0 Fiom !!0to.0...12
It From .10 to r.O. . . t
.. 0 From ( to (10... 2
.. a From (10 to 70... ii
.. n Over 70 1
,33 Female li
..L(i I Gienl Britain.... 3
..10 S. talcs 1
. . 0 I American 3
Ulher nations... 5
From 20 to IJO
cause ok ukatii:
. . 3
Dieae of brain
Disease of I leal t
Dlseasu of Lungs 1
l)lscao of Llvi r. 1
COMl'AIIATIVr. JIONT1II.Y MOUTAMTV:
Feb. 182 3S Feb. 1SS." 32
Feb. 18S3 4e Feb. 1SSG IS
Feb. 1881 63
Annual death rate per 1000 for month
SICKNESS IK Tin: SCHOOLS.
Fort Street School..
St. Alban'-i College..
St. Louis' College ..
. 1)8 2
. 57 1
.. 118 0
J. II. BlIOWN,
Agent Board of Health.
The KING'S ARRIVAL.
As the t tcamcr W. G. Hall entered
the passage yesterday afternoon with
the Royal Standard flying from the
mainmast, a salute was tired from
the shore batten in honor of the
arrival of His Majesty the King,
who was a passenger on the steamer.
The Intcr-Islnnd Steam Navigation
Co. '8 wharf was crowded with spec
tators, many of whom were strangers
eager to ct a glimpse at the King,
and natives who set up a clamorous
jell of welcome as the steamer
ncared the wharf. His Majesty
was received by His Ex. W. M.
Gibson, Minister of Foreign Affairs ;
Gov. J. O. Doniinis ; Hon. A. S.
Cleghorn; His Ex. Paul Neumann;
Hon. Curtis P. Iaukea; Col. J. II.
Boyd of His Majesty's staff; Majors
Rosa and Holt of the Governor's
staff; Col. Purvis and Mr. G. W.
Macfarlane. Ilis Majesty having
landed entered his carriage and was
driven to tho Palace, where ho was
received by the Household troops,
at "present arms," while the Ha
waiian Band played the National
Anthem. Later on, Hawaiian sub
jects paid their respects to His
Majesty, who is looking remarkably
0AHU COLONIZATION THE OUTLOOK.
Mr. Herbert Reeve, of New
South Wales, Australia, arrived here
by the Mariposa, two weeks ago,
en route to tho United States. Mr.
Reeve has large interests in sheep
and cattle riising in Australia, mid
was induced by hearing of the
fame of the Hawaiian Islands, to
remain over and "do" the country
so far as t.mo would permit. He
has just returned from a six days'
expedition round Oahu, during
which time ho visited Ilououliuli,
Waimea, Kawailoa and Kahuku
ranches, and is favorably impressed
with tho practicability of converting
those ureas into fair and profitable
homesteads for a largo population.
The llonoiiiUili and kahul'ii proper
ties ho considers exceptionally
good, not only in the natural rich
ness of soil but niso in the eleva
tions being at such an average lovel,
about J0 feet, above the sea, as to
secure for the lands a fine natural
drainage. Mr. Reeve is of the
opinion that artesian wells placed
along the foot of the mountains
which form tho headlands of the
cultivable areas, would bo likely to
secure all needed water for irriga
tion purposes, and considers that
once thii colonization company is
far enough advanced to piovido tho
water supplies, the whole region will
bo immediately available for settle
ment. He speaks in terms of com-
H0H0',AlU7, H, I., STHUKSDA
mendatlon of the condition of the
.stock on the lands, and says that in
the event of the properties being
iiivided up so that fatting paddocks
can bo "need off from the runs, the
fneill'ios for turning off fnt cattle
will be much superior to those of
Austi .'hi, on account of the uni
lormily of the Hawaiian climate.
Mr. Reeve s personal observations
'wvo resulted in his determining to
take considerable- interest, financi
ally anu oinerwisc, in me coloniza
tion scheme, and believes that if it
were well ventilated in tho Colonies,
persons of means, interested in the
production of sugar, would take
hold of it, without hesitation.
Auothcr collection, for the balance
due on the second tower of Kau
makapili church, was taken at tho
church yesterday morning. There
was a very large audience. present.
On the pulpit platform were the
Pastor, Rev. J. Woiainati, Rev. S.
Kaili, of Waikapu, Maui, Rev. S.
Waiwaiolo, and Mr. Henry Water
house. At 11 o'clock His Majesty
the King, attended by Col. Judd,
arrived, and took seats on the plat
form, hi the body of the church
were the olllccrs of the different
volunteer companies, and also de
tachments of the King's Own,
Prince's Own, Royal Guards, and
the Lcleiolioku Guards. In the
congregation were seated the lions.
A. P. Fachaolc, J. Kcau, F. Pahia,
E. L. Kauai, J. L. Kaulukoii, and
F. II. llaysclden. After the arrival
of His Majesty the collection was
proceeded with. Mr. Waterhouse
stated that $820 were needed to
finish paying for the tower. The
woik on it was done. The building
committee had examined it the day
before, and found it perfectly satis
factory, and completed according to
contract. He had no doubt that the
necessary amount would be raised.
In a little over a half an hour the
Treasurer reported tne amount re
ceived from the various committees
and the audience, including several
pledges then paid, to be 8lfi.lo.
Mr. Waterhouse then thanked the
nudience for the amount icccivcd,
and stated that many of them would
remember that his father had promis
ed to give SoOU to the church fund
upon completion of the second
tower. It being finished, lie was
prepared to pay that pledge to-day,
and deposited on the table a bag of
money in silver and certificates
amounting to SoOO. This swelled
the collection to $1,1-10.1.-). Mr.
Waterhouse then called for pledges
for seating the audience room up
stairs. A little over $700 was pro
mised, to bo paid in April, including
$100 from J. T. Waterhouse, Sr.
Tho pastor then asked His Majesty
to make a few remarks. He stated
that he was very glad that they had
raised such a large amount, and he
hoped to meet them again there in
April, when they must be prepared
to pay the pledges they had made
that day. Then the benediction was
pronounced and the audience dis
persed. Mur. 1st.
THE Y. M. C. A. AND THE BOYS.
The entertainment at the Y. M.
C. A. hall last evening came off in
line style. The combination of the
Boys' branch with the adult mem
bership gave a feature of special in
terest to the affair. The parts of
tho programme were carried out with
splendid success, several encores
being given and responded to. A
larger proportion than usual of the
audience consisted of young people,
whose exuberant enthusiasm itself
was sufficient to keep the audience
in high spirits. Following is the
l'Aitr l hoys' nuANCii.
Pianoforte Duet. .Cllvo & Oeo. Davles
Hiram lilnliain, Jr
and the Mock Turtle.
Ml-sus McDonald and I'auahl Judd
Reading -Mrs. Adams
Song Mr. Then. II. Davles
Vocal Duet.. ..Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Judd
Reading Mr. P. G. .loncs
Song .Mr. Holdsworth
Part Song Mlees Von
Holt, Mr. May and Mr. Stiirkuy,
Near the close of the literary per
formances, Mr. Henry Hart ap
peared on the back stair with ti
couplo of heavy tubs from tho Elite
ice cream parlors. The ice crcnin
man, of course, was received with
the honors duu to members of his
craft in this climate. A liberal col
lation of ice cream and cako was
served out, and for a quarter of an
hour or so there was "lashins of
catin'," but no "diinkin'," after
which a short speech from the tall
secretary closed tho proceedings.
HAWAII IN WASHINGTON.
The Washington Star of Feb. 1st
contains the following in its "So
ciety " items:
"Mr. mid Mrs. J. Mott Smith
and their daughters gave a most de
lightful 'at homo on Saturday
evening, which brought together
many notablo people. Mrs. Smith
wore ii hnudsomo dress of white
MUIOII 11, 1880.
tXurttr f jnrjn V iniwiwi
"hina crape, with silk embroidery,
nd al out her neck a unique l.eck
ice Oi tiny shells with tho Pacific
nls i ocean sky and shore ii.ipri
oncd n them. Miss Smith ure a
rctty toilet of satin brocade with
rimsn bodice, and Mis3 Myra -vore
dre 3 of cream chambcry j. tiuzc
itltlodlcc of cream satin, "ome
f thn e present were Will Cai'iton,
)r. 1 irnett, Lieut, and Mrs. Gi 'ely,
.omirodoic, Mrs. and Miss Snley,
Tnpt. and Mrs. Gross, Mrs. Jarr,
if rginia, Representative, Mrs.
and Miss Tucker, Miss Vedder, Mr.
nnd Mrs. Charles Nordhoff, Mr.
and Mrs. F. B. Conger, Minister
Kuki, Prof, and Mrs. Taylor, Mrs.
Ross Brown, Mr. and Mrs. A. J.
Bcntley, Judge and Miss Johnson,
Prof. Newcombe, Capt. and Miss
Dtillon, Mrs. Senator Blair, Sena
tor and Mrs. Dolph. Delicious
coffee made from the Hawaiian beau
was served during the evening."
BUSINESS MEETING OF THE LIBRARY.
The tegular meeting of the Board
of Olllccrs of the Library Associa
tion was held last evening. A report
was presented by the chairman of
the hall and library committee, giv
ing interesting details concerning
the work of the association. The
circulating department had on the
1st iust. books out in the hands of
121 different persons. The cata
logue now shows -1,850 volumes,
being an increase of 1,87-1 volumes
since the association moved into its
present building just a year and a
half ago. About COO of these books
were from the bequest of Queen
Emma, who it will be remembered
left her library to the association.
The remainder have been acquired
paitly by purchase and partly by
gift, the largest individual contri
butor having been Mr. A. J. Cart
wright. The committee on a printed
catalogue reported progress and
were continued. Matters pertain
ing lo the work of the entertainment
committee were discussed at some
length, but no action taken which
calls for public notice at this time.
Tlie committee hope to have some
thing to announce at an early day.
Monday, Feb. 22nd.
Tin: United States Consulate Hies
a handsome new ting to-day.
Jill. F. Harrison has just finished
building a coral store-house for Mr.
Tub Mount Lebanon took 5!)
Cbini'so pui-songers from this port to
day for Hongkong.
Tin-: S. S. Australia, that arrived
tbi.i morning from Sydney, received
about 700 tons of sugar to-day.
Moxh. lleini FotT, Whoso name
appears in the lint of passengers from
San Francisco, is u son of tho French
Tin: go-as-you-please skating race
at the Yosemito Rink Saturday night
drew a fair crowd. The distance was
two miles for a prize, which was won
by a native.
A riNi: collection of Hawaiian
ferns, niiiilo up by Mr. Clarke, has
been presented to Vassal- College by
Mrs. Emily Talbot Walker, of San
Mil. J. E. Wiseman lias placed a
picture of (Jeo. Washington, deeked
with an American flag, in bis office
window, in honor of Washington's
birthday, Feb. 22nd.
A n:w weeks ago tbu people of
Hawaii were crying for rain, and now
abundance of the needed moisture is
reported on that island by the steamer
Kilauea Hon, arrived yesteiday.
Fivi: persons were sent by the
schooner Millie Morris, this evening,
to the leper settlement at Molokai.
One hails fioin Hawaii, two from
Maui, and tbo other two from Oahu.
Tin: British flagship Triumph is to
leave Kt-quiniault, British Columbia,
in tho latter part of March for Hono
lulu, where she will meet the Satel
lite and Heroine, bound from Callao
Tin: Japanese immigrants remain
ing at tbo Dopot were allowed to
roam about town yesterday, forming
an interesting addition to Honolulu's
cosmopolitan aspect in the eyes of
niimeious spangers biuught by tho
Two magpies kept in u cage at tbu
re-sideneo of Dr. Medrow are very
knowing biuls. Yesterday morning
a party of Japanese immigrants hail
congregated about tho cage, when
one of tho birds cried "Ohio" to tho
great astonishment of the Japs.
Maoiii.s'i:uv for a steam laundry
for Honolulu arrived by the Alameda
Sunday, and Mr. McLaughlin, one of
tbo projectors, has abeaily procured
a largo number of persons who aro
willing to patiouize bis veiituie. Tho
clothes aio to be lauiulried better
than done by the Chinese and as
Mil. C. Miehiels, of the Louvre of
Brussels, returned from San Fran
cisco yesterday. Ho reports that ho
could not find the "Marquis of
Teano" on his arrival, after eighteen
days' passage on the bark Caibarien,
while tho money, ifcSOO, entrusted to
that nobleman, for payment to a San
Francisco firm, had not reached its
destination. Mr. Miehiels says, tho
leal namo of the "distinguished"
gentleman is Pictri Kivolo.
Gavik Blackburn, a con of Rev.
Thomas Blackburn, formeilyof St.
Andrew's Cathedral, but no.v at Port
Lincoln, near Adelaide, S. A., has
taken tbo first piizc for intnic at tho
leading college in Adelaide, which bo
lias been attending tl u past two
years. This fact mu.-t hi a very
gratifying ono to friend Wray Tay
lor, of the "Advertifcr, uu' organist
in St. Andrew's Catin J al, who was
the first to give the young yirize-win-nor
instruction in inn -ie, h .ving had
liini as a pupil in Iloir.l'tlu for fifteen
Tuusday, Feb. 'JIhd.
Chicken thieves paid a visit to Mr.
Doxter's hen-roost last night.
Tin: Hawaiian baik Kalakaua, 12(1
days out from Panama for San Fran
cisco, is supposed lo bo lost.
His Majesty returned by tbo W.
O. Hull this afternoon. A royal
salute was fired from the battery in
honor of his arrival.
Sixtv-o.vi: Americans contributed
a dollar each to pay for the national
salute of 21 cuns in honor of Wash
ington's birthday, the money being
collected by Messrs. John II. Paty
and J. E. Wiseman.
Mn. C. B. Patterson has just com
pleted the painting of the second
steeple and tower of the Kauniaka
pili Church, also the glazing and the
glazier's designs on the windows.
Tho building committee and mem
bers of tho church lmvo expressed
themselves well satisfied with tho
work, which is creditable as well to
the city as to tho workman.
At an early hour this morning
Mr. McObesney was notified by the
milkman that burglars were at work
in the vicinity of bis bouse, King
street. Whereupon all hands turned
out, and a trunk belonging to the
family was found on tho road rifled
of its contents clothes and jewelry.
Nothing else has as yet been missed
and it seems to be the work of China
men. O.v Sunday night tho premises of
Mr. Win. Maertcns, Beretnnia street,
were invaded by n barefooted prow
ler, who left impicssiont of his feet
on the verandahs. Finding nothing
portable at tho front, he went to tho
rear of the bouse, and carried off a
pair of gaiters, an odd shoo and a
school bag with its contents. Tho
odd shoo was dropped a short dis
tance from tlte house. Not long
since Mr. Macrtens had a garden
hose stolen from his place. Tho
same night as the theft iirst-men-tinned
occurred, Mr. John Nott's
bouse, King street, about opposite
Mr. Maerten's, was visited, and cloth
ing stolen from the verandah, includ
ing n coat with some money in a
pocket. In both cases it was likely
the sumo thief.
Wi:i).i:si)AY, Feb. 24th.
Rain is much needed at Kau, Ha
waii. Vi:uv little is heard of the Queen's
Pi.kahakt weather is icported on
the steamer W. G. Hall's route.
Stiiono N. E. trades, heavy swells
and abundance of rain are reported
at llamakua, Hawaii.
Tm: People's Ice Refrigerating
Company has token a new office on
Fort street, near the corner of Chap
lain. Tniir.i: lady passengers en route to
San Francisco, by the steamer Aus
tralia, decided to stay over, and aro
now at tbo Hawaiian.
F. C. Pahkek has started a cofieo
house at Maalaea Bay, so that pas
sengers arriving by steamer may re
fresh themselves before going up
Companies A. it B. of the King's
Own were out for a street drill last
night. They aro to lmvo a target
shooting practice on Kamehamebu
day, March 17th.
Colonel Burlton and Lieutenant
Colonel Wilson, London, England;
Sam Kay and Son, Stockport, Eng
land ; Abo Brown and A. L. Brown,
San Francisco, aro registered at tbo
Royal Hawaiian Hotel.
E. P. Adams & Co. sold the Astor
House fittings to-day. They were
knocked down to a Chinaman for
5275, but us tho cash, payable at
noon, has not yet been put up tbo
sale may have to be repeated.
A oenuini: Chinese funeral took
place at tbo Nutianu Valley cemetery
yesterday. A Chinese band, making
a terrible din, followed the hearse.
Some articles of tbo dead inun's per
sonal pioperty wore carried along on
the colliii. Tbo attendants deposited
liro crackers and eatables on tho
Tin: body of tbo late Ur. Under
wood, ono of the proprietors of tho
Rubs House, San Francisco, was
brought to Honolulu by the steamer
W. (1. Hall yesterday, to bo sent to
tho Coast for interment. Mr. Under
wood came to the Islands in Decem
ber last for tbo benefit of bis health,
but died Jan. 1st at Kealakekua
Bay, Hawaii, of consumption.
Tm; body of a Chinaman was
fished out from among the rocks at
Kobolalele last Friday by tho sailors
of tho steamer C. H. Bishop. Thd
coolie hud been in search of work
and having been unsuccessful is sup
posed to have jumped fioin tho bluff"
with suicidal intent. Tho body was
buried at Kobolalele by eotno China
men working on tbu plantation.
Lutteiih have been received by tho
United States Coiibiil General fiom
frioids of Erick Marques Amlc-ton,.
huuiiring for information about him.