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BISHOP & Co., BAN1U5HB
llonnlulu, Hawaiian Islands
Draw Exchange on tho
JSrtiilc of California, H. IP.
And their ngents In
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Messrs. N. M. Itothschlld & Bon, London
.Tho Commercial Hunk Co., of Sydney,
The Commercial Bank Co., of Sydney,
Tho flank of Now Zealand: Auckland,
Christchurch, and Wellington,
The Hank of British Columbia, Vic
torla, B. C, and Fortland, Or.
Transact a General Dunking Business.
li gaily ttlUlin.
VltirM to neither Oeot nor Party.
Bnt eitabllehod far the benefit of all.
THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1880.
WATER PROSPECTS OF THE COLONI
A few weeks ngo the writer was
one of n party of explorers, to ex
amine the prospects of irrigation on
the lands proposed to bo developed
by the Oahu, Colonization Company.
The particular ocoasion wns a te
qttcst from Messrs. John Fowler &
Co., a large manufacturing firm of
London and Leeds, to Mr. A. M.
Sproull, 1$. E., tiieir practical en
gineer and correspondent in tiieso
Islands, to tcport on tho water pros
pects of those lands. Since Mr.
Sproull's arrival in this kingdom
about five years ago, that firm has
supplied n gdod deal of sugar
making machinery to plantations
here, and has also acquired a finan
cial interest in some of them. It is
gratifying to' have such an influen
tial and wealthy firm, so far away as
England, manifesting a practical in
terest in the colonization scheme,
the success of which implies a vast
increase in tho productive resources
of this country. "What Mr. Sproull's
report will bo time may show ; but,
so far as the unprofessional eye of
the Bulletin could judge, tho feasi
bility of ample irrigation of tho
lands, at a cost not disproportionate
to the certain return's, is assured.
This conclusion is reached from
evidence that may be summarized
briefly: 1, "Water has been obtained
wherever a hole has been bored in
the dryest. of tho different proper
tics ; 2, The best and widest stretches
of soil are below elevations where
steady streams have been obtained ;
3, "Water in great abundance has
been procured on other properties,
where the conditions do not appear
to have been any more favorable
than on the colonization lands; -1,
In one case, at least, it is demon
fatratcd that tho storage of water in
mountain gulches is an available re
sort to n certain extent.
Incidentally the expedition gave
an opportunity of inspecting, at
close range, other features of the
colonization scheme than the one
under particular investigation. One
fact made prominent was that, as an
investment, the scheme offeis im
mediate returns from the stock rais
ing branch of the enterprise. In
deed, there seems no necessity for
diminishing the scale on which this is
conducted, while thousands of acres
are being reclaimed for sugar, rice,
and other cultivation. Also, it seems
feasible, by turning water on some
now desert stretches that will not bo
fit for agriculture for a long time to
come, to create fresh pastures for
herds, thus releasing lands now
necessary for their sustenance, on
tho grassy' foothill slopes, for a
variety of agricultural operations by
prospective settlers. Enough was
seen to convince anybody that fruit
growing could be successfully prose
cuted overia-very largo aggregate of
ground, in rough and diversified
sections, where ordinary agricultuic
would be attended with more or less
A brief report of tho expedition
referred to, which is given bolow,
will, we think, bear out tho general
izations contained in tho foregoing.
As the lands have been previously
described in detail by another mem
ber of our staff, in connection with
a larger expedition, this narrative
only requires to be a brief sketch,
as much the record of a very agiec
ablo few days' outing as anything
, About i o'clock in tho afternoon of
March Oth, an equipage piovidcd and
diivcn by Mr. 11. F. Dillingham, chiof
piuiuotor of tho Oahu Colonization
Company, rattled up tho Ewa road
bound ior Honauliuli Ranch, It was
u strong but not too heavy wagon,
drawn by n laigo, well-fed spun of
mares, thoroughly trained roadsters.
With an ainplo commissariat and
light baggage, as befits an outing of
the cort contemplated, and threo
iiassengcrs, tho vehicle was snugly
nit not uncomfortably lndon. Bo
wcon tho enthusiastic colonizer, tho
critical Buoiclor of Engineering, and
tho journalist supposed always to
bo ou tho scent for information on
tho public's account it may bo
imagined that not much of tho works
of either nature or art within tho
range of vision escaped notico and
discussion by the way. This road
its everybody in Honolulu ought to
know aflbrila one of tho pleasantest
drives in all the kingdom. Tho
views of the city and harbor from
l'alama and Kalihi aio superb pic
tures, whilo tho scenery all the way
t r lttntl lliiKlin. . ft. 11 rf . iul
in icilll 11U1UU1 ia nil vi uilljuni. ,
with snatches of bonutiful.but quiet
vory quiet pastoral viles and slopes.
Health itself blows on us in tho
cool, puio mountain bioezes; tho road
for tho most part is easy: therefore,
this slngo of our journey may well bo
described as delightful. Blanching
off tho main road a few miles from
tho ranch, a remarkable object looms
up over tho track. It is an imineuso
piece of trestle-work, gossamer-like
in the lightness of its material, but
towering up, over the deepest part of
tho gulch it ciosses, voino -10 or f0
feet, and stretching away moro than
half a mile. This elaborate piece of
engineering ii on tho propoity of Mr.
.Mark 1'. Holiiusoii.eiurying irrigation
pipe from a pump over a steep hill to
extensive banana fields. That soil is
ricli and promising of largo returns,
indeed, which justifies such costly
works of irrigation as this. Shortly
offer pulldown, tho young moon light
ing the now rather nigged way, Mr.
James Campbell's group of bouses,
local hcadquni tors of tho Hououliuli
Hunch, is reached. After exhausting
his lungs in vain on a tin born in
calling Cbailiu, our conductor, with
the assistance of his guests, proceeds
to get up a hot supper. His eminent
success in that respect, if allowed as
a token of bis ability as "chief cook"
of tho colonization scheme, would
leave no doubt of that project doing
moio than anything else to fulfil His
Majesty's motto, "Increase the na
tion." Early the next morning tho much
wanted Charlie, tho head driver of
tho ranch, a very active native man,
had hoiscs ready for a ride over tho
property A sboi't distance f.'oni the
lioitho a (lowing excavated well was
encountoied, its Loughs bii.Youm'cd
with cattle. Cantoiing ofl', over ciy
ovon giound, tho slnuyhto.- homo on
the maigiuof Pearl Harbor is shortly
i cached, and its unrivalled natural
facilities for shipping aio observed.
A pipe lioo leads .to a well dug
tluough tagged coial, a lulle distance
oil", which, at an elevation of 20
feet, shows water JO feet horn the
sui face, which is pumped by one of
tho patent windmills supplied by the
Pacific Hiudwii.'o Co. Then, to horse
again, and, after going through largo
enclosed paddocks with a capacity of
thousands of cattle, wo lido for
uncial miles, over lich, alluvial soil,
r.ppaiciitly of great depth. This part
of tho estate consists of almost im
perceptible slopes fiom the foothills
of tho Waiant'o Mount. ii. in, divided
at intervals by light gulches. IIoio
and thcic aio tho beds of small lakes
or huge pools, now dry but aflbiding
evidence of largo volumes miming
to wasto fiom watci sheds above in
the lainy season.
After resting a few minutes, while
Mr. Spioull 'lakes bearings and notes
on his map, on a knob 400 feet above
tho sea, wo bead for tho top of tho
mountains. On a hifth but oven
slope, beside a vast gulch, a heid of
wild goats is seen ahead, and Charlie
is after them in a moment with bis
1'ishO. Ho makes a. splendidly excit
ing chase, down and up the piecipi
tous banks, and wheeling like light
ning when the goats double on him.
It was no use, however; tho Liky
cieutuios wont thiough the lining
mu' le and would not bo caught.
Oiiwaid and upwind, now, tho suie
footeil eattle-diiving ho.vos aio uicd,
and still it is "Excehioi." Inclines
hi steep aio suimouutcd, lidges
ovci looking such awful depths aio
t.avoised, and u path t-o nigged in
some places is climbed or descended
as on staiis, that nobody who faces
tho dillicullics for the iiintiimo would
think it posbiblo to get oor them on
hoivbnck until ho saw tho guide
abend actually peifomr'ng (bo vaiied
fentb or lathor letting tho hoii-e do
them. Oi'.eo tho wi iter's homo stopped
at a descent of about four feet at one
tlcp, over baio rocks, wifh u slopo of
about -ifi degiees beyond, mid both
sides of tho path tumhlfc'g down
thiough tho Lees u thousand feet at
an auglo of 70. It looked p odeut to
get oil', and lioisu and lidor euch
cboooo his own way of climbing
down. But tho lecklcvs biis'.inds
below shouted, "Let tho loins loose
mid hit tho boiso." Not without tip
Pkchoiibion till- injunction was fol
lowed: tho animal en; efully folt for
tho notch boneath with his fo o feel,
then with a Illicit hi ought, down his
postoi'ior limb?, tho saddle creaked
and gioaned, il'.jj.uubj giving a
cr.iok tho de.ee.H was made. Wo
reached an ullili'do of J,!i20 feet be
foio lclinniiis by an equally difficult
way to tho plai t. Tho sco.iery away
up theio was sublimo in lolly peaks,
awful goiges, and gaping notches;
while beautiful with llio foliage of a
piofuso growth of ticcs on tho moun
tain sides, and bright gicon heibago
away down in tho valleys. Cuttlo
swarmed out of tho woods iu count
less iluiliber iu answer to the pecu
liar "whoophoo" of tho cowboy. Thoy
wero rolling fat on tho teeming rank
gras.8 and rich browsing. Going back
over the plain wo como to a Well sunk
over 1100 feet at an elevation of CO
feet, in which the water is 20 feet
from tho sin face. There is an engine
and piping on tho spot, but not in
Next morning tho road is taken
for Waiuluo, the wagon having u
smooth thoroughfaro for several
miles before getting off Ilonouliuli,
traversing a. magnificent stretch of
heavily grasod land, containing bun
dieds moio of well-favored eattlo of
good breed. At an elevation of 800
feet is a windmill, at the foot of tho
mountain, placed on a dug well 30
feet deep, in which llieie is 15 feet of
water. Just on the border of Ilono
uliuli lanch, close to Hon. C. II.
fluid's ranch, at an elevation of 1,000
feet, is a flowing artesian well 80 feet
deep, fiom which a perennial stream
flows thiough a gulch presenting
very favorable conditions for stoiing
unlimited Mipplics of tho essential
element. It should bo mentioned
that wo had been tiavoling all morn
ing on (ho edge of gulches leading
fiom tho wuteished, which would
lend themselves easily and cheaply In
a system of water storage. At the
main load, tho baddies wero taken
again for a tluee or four miles jaunt,
to tuke a view of tho Kiiukoanahuii
and neighboring gulches, the oho
named being the source of the Wai
alua river. There could bo vast
reservoirs made almost anywhere
here, and judging by the rain' clouds
bathing llio distant mountain sum
mits water would not bo wanting to
Einly in tho afternoon we reach
Waialua, where, at the bospitablo
cottages of Mr. Robert Dickson,
manager of the Kawailoa and Wai
mea ranches, adjoining each other,
wo have a chance of changing ap
parel after being caught iu a heavy
lain shower, as well as of- ptocuiing
a bountiful meal. Then wo push on
to Kahuku ranch, 12 miles distant
along the beach. At the Wnimeii
Hind spit tho lneakeis catch us
when tho wheels aie down to near
the hubs, and wo aro thankful at
getting acioss with nothing woiso
than tho whipple-trco broken. Hav
ing niiido repaiis, the remainder of
the road is a pleasant drive over
green pastures close to old Ocean.
Mr. W. C. Lane, manager of Ka
huku, with his aniiablo partner,
gives us hospitable welcome, good
cheer and inviting beds. In tho
morning ho and two sturdy bons
accompany us on horseback over
tho mountains to Laic, the MormOn
bctthjinont. An orange grovo in the
mountains is visited on tho way, and
levied on for its luscious fruit. The
chief men of Laio show the party
round with gicat courtesy, the mill
and fields being visited, There is a
poweiful flowing well on tho pio
peity, but without irrigation this.
community have got bix tons of
sugar to the acio. Reluming to tho
ranch house by tho plain, any num
ber of wells full of water aro in
spected. Returning to Waialua, Mr. Dickson
meets us a little way out, and con
ducts the carriugo straight up over tho
Kahuku i.-iuch, fivo miles on a luxur
iantly grassy slope, smooth as a race
course As much moro distance may
bo tiavpibod tho Kimo way, but this
brings us to the object of pursuit.
Hero is a storage dam, with a retain
ing wall lTO feet in length, 100 feet
thick at the bottom and fivo feet at
the top, having a capacity of nine
All tho ranches visited aio included
in the Oahu colonization scheme.
Having enjoyed Mr. and Mrs. Dick
bon's loyal hospitality over breakfast
on Saturday morning, tho parly visit
Mr. Robt. Halstead's sugar mill one
of tho best equipped on tho Ish'uds
then drive on to Mr. James Gay's
stock runoh. At this plnco tlicie aro
eight or ten abundantly-flowing wells.
Some 150 acics of dry pastuio lend
have boon converted into rice fields,
which aio leased at $25 pev acre. Mr.
Gaspar Silva, on tho adjoining estate,
Iiiisnn equal area siinilaily transform
ed, yielding an annual rental of $!i0
per acre. After a bountiful lunch at
Mr. Gay's bospitablo board, tho load
is taken for home, Honolulu lining
reached at sharp five iu tho evening,
tho tinio fixed tlueo days previously.
Firo Police, Attention!
MEMBERS aro requested to attend
the rugulur Mcutlng tit Engine
Co. No. L' Hull at f :i;o THIS ,EV-EN-INO.
By oriler of tho U iptiiin.
A MONTHLY Dividend of Ono Dol
lur per Bharo will bo payublo on
the Capital Stock of tho People's Ico
aud Refrigerating Company on FBI.
DAY, April Oth , at tho company's olllce.
07 Ht W. E. FOSTER, Treasurer.
TO BE LET,
Tho Residences, of Mr. Theo.
II, Duvies, ut Cralgsidc, Nun.
unu Valley, mill Grass Cot
tage, Wulklki. At Oralgsldo thero aro
two distinct Iiouse-i, which may bo lot
separately or together. Fumlturo may
bo taken at u valuation. Possession
given about Juno 1st.
0Jlw T1IKO. II. DAVIKS.
-a NKW mvojen or
In Half Casks of 30 Gallons oaoh.
For snlo In Bond or Duty paid by
M. S. GrRIJJ3A.UI & Co.,
02 Quecii Street, Honolulu. 2m
A QUARTERLY Dividend of Thrcu
A Dollars pur Hlwro will bo paid to
the Stockholders of Wllder's Htrniiiilllp
Limited, on TiiuicsiJAY, Anrli
10, 1SSC, at t tic olllce of tho Company.
S. B. ROSE, Sco'y AVI I dor's H. 8. Co.
Honolulu, April H, 18SCL
NOTICE is hereby given that .1. E.
AViti'innn having Inen appointed
liy Hop I.eoV cicdltoia Asslgnco in his
Entail') the snld Lease, Goods and Chat
tels will liosold at public auction on
TUESDAY, April llllh, 180. The pre.
mines being tho Restaurant situated on
the corner of Nuunnu and Queen streets
known us the Old Corner. For further
particulars apply ut th'o olllce of .1. E.
Wiseman. All accounts due to Hop Leo
must bo paid without delay, and all
hills duo tiv Hop Lcc should ho pre.
sen ted at onco to J. E. AVISEMAN.
FRIDAY, Al'llTL Oth,
At 10 a.m., at my Salesrooms,. Will ho
Mitil nt unction, n full lino of
Dry Goods, Clothing
Groceries, Glassware, lino tnhle Peaches
and Pears, lings No. 1 and 2 Sugar,
Cain Potatoes, Corn, Bran and
Ml eld 1 1 riL's. Also, a small invoice of
Fresh Gcraai Tuitiiii,
CONSISTING I.V l'AUT 01'
Tins Roltiens In twlno (Headcheese),
Brown Calib.igc with Chestnuts,
Pinkelu and bausigc,
Tins Alumnus, cut nnd whole,
Tins Bed C.ihlinge with Sausagc
plain and In brine,
Tins Salad Beans, Tins Mndgcberger
Tins Metwurst Sausage,
Fine French Claret, etc., etc.
Also, a varletv of
Fino tied Lounge, Sofn I.nunge. large
Cooking Stove, etc., Guns, Pistols,
Watches, Jewelry. Ali-o. 2 Horses
brokeii to Ilnrnc-H nnd 1 Wagon.
J. LYONS, Auct'r.
fxlO Cirom Table, finely inlaid; with
Balls, Cues Hack, new cloth, Pin Pool,
Outfit, etc. AImi, .
JUNCBLATT, 4 1-2x9,
with Balls, Cues, Rack, Pin Pool,
Outfit, new cloth, etc.
CiT Terms Cash. 0
c. j. McCarthy.
Aftor House, Honolulu. 10 2w
,g on iro
& 33 10
ca oo loo
Haw'n Carriage Manf'g Co.,
E. 0. Hall & Son,
Inter.Island S. N. Co.,
Wllder's Steamship Co.,
0 Brewer & Co.,
WiillnUit Sugiii Co.,
,lceiproclljSngar Co ,
L. A. THURSTON, Stock Brokei.
US Mci chant Street lol y
At the rc'ldem e of .Mr. L. Mvtinger, Dl
On FIJIDAY, April Olli,
At 10 OVloeU, A.H.,
B. W. Bedroom Set,
(nimble top); Single Beds,
Spring Mattrufki-, Jlnsqulio Nets,
1 Louiil'c, B. AV. Kwtnslon Dining
Table and H. AV. Clialrs.
Oak Dininir Table and Oak Chairs.
Carpet and Maying, AVoshstunds,Talles
Child's High Chair
Brackets, Lamps, etc. ,
El P. ADAMS & Co.,
93 4t Auctioneers.
By oider Of 11. Hnckfold &. Co., the
mortgagees named In it certain inden.
tuto uf mortgage miido by J. Ten Hluu
of Honolulu, Ihhind .f Oahu, Hawaiian
MhihIh mil. Ilackfeldifc Co., r,r llnno.
lulu, atoiL-,iild, nnd recorded In Liber
05, pages 202 and 20.1 in the Register
Olllce, Honolulu, we are directed to soil
tit public auction,
On SATURDAY, April 10th,
At lii OVIock, noon,
at the Salesroom of E. P. Adams &, Co.,
Queen Stieet, the Propeitv coverid by
tho mid mortgage, viz: That certain
Indentiiro of Lease of uLout 1 ucre ot
Land planted with bnnunas and sugar
With the Buildings thereon,
and recently occupied as a storo by tho
inortgHgor, situate on tho inakal sido of
King Street, Paw an, Honolulu, marly
opposite tluj Government Nuuory.
SaidLcaco was given to .1. Ten Slau
by II. R. II. Lilliioltalani ami Juo. O.
Doinlnis on January 1, 188fi, for 10
yearn, at an aununl tout of $100 for 0
j cars, and $12.r) lot tho last G years; rent
paid to July 1, 168. RT Tonus mi,(
and papers at expense of purchaser.
For timber partictihim inquire of
ADAMS & Co.,
or to II. llACKKWJ) & Co..
DAVIS & WILDER,
IMl'OKTKItS AND DKALIIRS IN
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
. VZ Fort Htrect. 1'onulnr Ktntitl, tionilN, I'rlceH.
Complete Lino of Fresh Groceries and Provisions :
Crosse its lllat'KW ell's 1'n serves itnd Condiments,
J. T. Morton's
rutting Packing Co.'s " '" ", , , ,
Jlacnnilrav & Co.'s KngllHi lireiiKiasi uniting .mpim unu v.oniei in. icu?,
Cala Cracker Co 's Plain aud Fancy Crackers, every variety ; " ' ' ' '
San Joo Packing Co.'s Premium Fruits in glass Jars; l 'ip"r' '
Major Uiey's genuine Bombay Chutney, quarts;
Kennedy U.' iioston cream iiiscunc,
Peak, Frean & Co 'c a'torted Fancy Biscuits,
Holmes & Coutls' Pea Kcmm Wafers,
Cereals foi Brinkta-l, in patent weavel proof 101b. tins
Canned. Cntrled, Potted and Deviled Meats, Fowl and Fish,
Evaporated, Peeled and Pitted Fruits,
K.dslns and every variety of Nuts,
HoiielesH Anchovies, Mackerel anil Sardines in Oil, ,
Chocolate, sweet nnd unsweetened Cocoa anil Cocoailna,
Pure Maple Syrup; Boston Brown Bieiitl,
Our Ice House Goods,
lly every steamer, Is a special feature, comprising Fresh Roll Butter, Oysters, shell
arid tin; Fish, Fruits and every delicacns It conies into the San Francisco market.
Orders by Telephone received and Deliveries Mado in an Hour
after Steamer Docks.
3P Qunliiy of all Goods guaranteed. Prompt deliveries to all parts of tho Ollv
nnd WalMki dally. P. (). Ilo.x No. 43.1; Both Telephones No. IFo. -a
JUST OPENED UJ
Jersey Waists from
Jersey Cloths in all Shades;
Ladies' Untrimmed Hats, the latest Styles;
Ornaments, All-Over Lace,
And a Fine Line of Trunks,
OH.(S. J. FISBEL.
TEMPLE OF FASHION,
Ol wild 3 ITar-t Street.
Wo are pleased to announce thu arrival of our immenso laigo Invoice of
Dry Ms, Fancy Ms, Laces, Wm,
Clothing and Gent's Furnishing Goods,
and are nov ollerlng unprecedented and unrivalled Bargains In all ourdepartm'ts.
Letting Down the Price.
lust received, 100 pieces of very (lno Victoi in Lnwn at $2 nplecc, 10 yardsia verr
urSo assortment of new hprlnK stjlos in Lawns, 4-4 Batiste, Sateens, plain
llgurcd and brocaded, white PItiuo and a full Hue of Drcts Goods, (ho latest out.
Lace Uouele, Ladies' Tricot OlotH
in nil tho now shudes; 10 doz Ladies Lisle Thread Hose at 40 cents,
tho best value ever offered.
1 II' J
Vancllna Cniuplioi' Ire,
Vuuoliue Cold Cream,
VaHelIno Hair OU,
VnHolliie Heiwliic Mnclilne Oir,
Hollister & Co., 109 Fort Street.
P.O. BOX 315.
Real Estate Agent,
Wildoi's Stennhlp Agent,
Great Burlington itallroud Agent
I 'Jrjt,,hi . , t
'!(, lit W t
$2 to $8;
Willi Vllillll Vll O KJllUUUi
which we oiler at bed-rock pi Ices.
S. COHN & CO., Proprietors.
Honolulu, II. I.
Custom House Broker,
Manner er 1nwnllnn OmiinMTnuc
Klro and Life Insurunco Aetut'
(Wa lyj 6
"ywMwwMWif irtwun i ' mt'u Nmwr -t-t
in nil l i.h-i ii p.iLi