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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST !, 188G.
AT IT AGAIN.
Our morning contemporary is on
the rampage again. A leopard can
not change his spots. The most he
can do is to daub them over, and
temporarily conceal them from view.
But they are bound lo ciop out
again. It is in the nature of our
contemporary to misrepresent and
falsify. lie cannot help it. It is
his misfortune. Contrary to his
assertion, our lot in a happy one.
Wc owe nobody anything that we
cannot pay at five minutes' notice.
We are in the clutches of nobody.
"Vc form our own opinions and fol
low our m n inclinations. We have
not to run around the corner or up
to the Government house to consult
this one or that, as to what we shall
say or shall not sny. Wc can afford
to report public affairs as we see
and hear them, without the addition
or omission of coloring, to suit one
interest or detract from another.
V"e have no favors to ask from any
party, and no frowns to iear. We
are in search of no position, either
for ourselves or friend. Wc are
independent of parties and of the
country, and can pack up and leave
if so inclined. Our lot is "a happy
one." Wc do not "object to change
unless it is suggested by ourselves."
If changes arc made for the better,
and the public welfare is enhanced
thereby, wc arc perfectly satisfied,
by whomsoever ''suggested," even
if by a street-sweeper or a mule
driver. It is all the same lo us.
We estimate the "suggestion" by
its merit, and not its author. Natur
ally, we object to changes that are
not "in accord with our own views."
"Because our "own views" we
honestly believe to be correct, and
what is antagonistic thereto incor
rect. The Advertiser, if honest,
holds a similar position for itself.
Surely our contemporary will con
cede us the right to our own con
victions. Our "views" may be
wrong. But they have not yet been
shown to our satisfaction to bo so,
and until the Advertiser or someone
else succeeds in convincing us that
we have been mistaken we shall
hold to them as right. We did not
need informing that our "views are
mualh treated with contempt" by
the governing faction. So much the
worse for the governing faction.
Men of sense and reason would
benefit by them. If they did not
endorse, they would calmly ex
amine and weigh them, finding
fcomething which, if nctcd upon,
would have saved them from some
stupid blunders. Sir Walter Scott,
a wise and learned man, once said
in answer to the question, "How is
it that you have acquired such a
large fund of varied nnd useful
knowledge?" "1 never disdain to
listen to the lowest beggar in the
street, and I never met a beggar
that could not teach mo something."
But our great men arc not Sir Walter
Scotts. Quoting from "a great
newspaper," but making adiffuicnt
application, our great men are "too
conceited and .obtuse" to anil
themselves of useful matter that a
wise man might occasionally glean
from the columns of lIio "Oppu
Hition press." Perhaps "changes
arc made from time to time in the
interest of the public service," but
wore frequently in the interest of
private individuals and political
supporters, to tho detriment of the
'publie service." No doubt, to
the Advertiser, it would be "satis
factory to know and understand
that what tho Opposition organs
condemn is generally approved bj'
the public," but our contemporary
does not lknow" that, for it can
not possibl' know what is not, Al
though ho docs know that this littlo
independent journal is the favorito
of the people, because its utter
ances are in accord with public
Hentiment; while tho "great news
paper" is confined to a limited cir
culation, because the publlo senti
ment is nvcrso to its policy. It
would be strange indeed if tho pub
lic patronized a journal opposed lo
its sentiment in preference to an
organ thnt voiced its views ! Tho
truth is reached by a change of the
sentence so as to read, "what tho
Opposition organs condemn is gen
erally condemned by the publie."
Wc would bo thankful indeed to
know "that this country has ceased
lo be an experimental political farm
for a few 'governing families.' "
This is precisely the thing wo have
longed and pleaded for, but have
seen the "few governing families"
growing fewer still, until they can
be counted on less than the fingers
of one hand, and enough could not
be found a few weeks ago to fill four
Cabinet positions, necessitating the
putting there of two strangers with
no interest in the country or know
ledge of its people. AVe should
dearly like to see this family ar
rangement broken up, and public
affairs placed on a broad and liberal
basis. But have not thai lively
faith in the government organ to
believe in the actual existence of a
condition which lias not yet come to
pass. Wc cannot believe words
without sense. The insinuation that
those who are opposed to the pre
sent "family government" nro de
sirous of selling the independence
of the country is as cowardly as
false. Such contemptible reflections
on honorable men recoil on the men
who arc so dishonorable as to make
them. The Advertiser's puny effort
in that quarter is like a mouse
nibbling at an archangel's wing.
VlKW OP Tin: Woniibufui. Cavekx
Nkak Sax Axtoxio, Tt.xas.
San Antonio (Tex.), July li
Auothcr chapter in the Robber's
Cave romance was read to-day. It
has been tho intention to ollicialry
explore the cave ever since the dis
covery of portions ol' a skeleton,
which was identified as that of Frank
Harris. Harris was a young man
living in the llelotes neighborhood,
who was hand in glove with the
Pilts-Brauiion gang of outlaws. He
was in love with Melissa Scott, who
subsequently married Pitts, the
leader of the gang. There was much
existent jealousy between Harris
and Pitts,, and the former suit was
disapproved by the Scotts, father
On the loth of September, 1881,
Harris was seen in company of the
two Scotts and Pitts. lie was never
seen again. On the discovery of his'
bones in the cave the Scotts, who
were charged with his murder, saw
a chain of circumstantial evidence
riveted to them which, it is stated,
they will have hard work in break
ing. While oflicers have been prepar
ing to explore Harris' tomb, Justice
Boernor of the llelotes Precinct has
been canying on a private investi
gation on his own account. He has
kept his own counsel and gone ahead
steadily with his work. To-day lie
showed up at the courthouse, iook
ing mysteriously important and
carrying under his arms a bulky
package done up in wrapping paper.
The oflicers gathered around him,
and, like a peddler with his pack, he
spread out his ghastly wares.
They were bones, and human
bones, comprising portions of a bad
ly fractured skull, broken ribs etc.,
being most of the missing links in
the dead Harris' dead personality.
Near the skeleton was found a heavy
quirt, or riding whip, with a lead
weighted handle. It may have
been the property of the dead man,
or may have been used in hammer
ing out bis brains. Tho ribs were
doubtless broken in forcing the
body down the very narrow chute,
which, from an unsuspicious hole at
the top, bends twenty feet down
ward into a subterranean cavity,
which, iu addition to the ghastly in
terests which the Harris death
fastens upon it, and the fact that it
was for years the refuge of one of
the most desperate bands of crimi
nals Texas has ever known, is a
marvel of natural beauty. There
was no light from nbovo, and all the
exploration was done by torches.
Justice Boomer says that ho did not
see it all, does not know how far it
extends, or what other entrances it
i mav nave, no, nowever, went care
fully through threo chambers, lost in,
tho beauties overhead and around
him, and splashing iu the pools of
iey water at his feut. It is one of
tho grandest formations of nature
ever discovered by man. Tho cham
bers are connected by chiselled
arches, us though a legion of work
men had fashioncn them. The ceil
ings aro of great height from the floor
I and the spaces are tremendous in
"In one chamber," said lioerncr,
"you might stand an army of 10,
000 men. Tho most remarkable foct
connected witli it is its utter seclu
sion. The unpromising exterior
gives no indication of tho marvelous
beauty hidden within. A hole in
the wall, it would bo called, by any
one glancing at it. One expansion
of the passage is filled with a scoro
or more of stalagmites from two to
ten or twclvo foot in height, grouped
as so many monuments of the head ;
the sides and ceiling are of exquisite
tfl'fetv R-..-iaaufi vJswa 4 iMmdx
workmanship, n fit setting to the
solemn and beautiful scene within,
which leads one to speak In low
tones nnd tread softly as if on sacred
ground. Upon the walls is sus
pended some drapery in slono that
would be the admiration nnd des
pair of a sculptor. Double and
triple folds of stalactite, a quarter of
an inch in thickness and a yard
wide, hang thirty feet, with no sup
port except from above. Beyond
this is perhaps the most beautiful
grotto of all. Ceiling, walls and
even floor, are covered with a fret
work of dazzling brightness, which
reminds one of the finest work of
the silversmith or the window work
of the frost king at its best. Here
and there ceiling and floor are united
by columns as clear and transparent
ns crystal. A candle placed as far
within one of those groups as tho
arm could reach illuminated a won
derful fairy power. Shining through
all the rich drapery of stone thero
are tubular pillars of immense height
and thickness. They aro perfectly
transparent others arc a cloudy
white, and, under the shifting
torches, lighted up with a thousand
"In tins vicinity also appear
quantities of limestone, coral forma
tion, great shout formations, stand
ing like leaves in a book, partly
open, upright; many stalagmites,
stalactites, pillars, pedestals and
pinnacles of all lengths anil thick
ness, and becoming more trans
parent the deeper you get down.
Hero, also, are seen on several sides
arrays of tabular stalactite and
stalagmite formations, resembling
an immense church organ. I found
at the distance of many yards tho
pinnacles, pedestals, columns, stalag
mites, stalactites, more numerous
and very brilliant as our lights were
thrown upon them. In this vicinity
the scene was beyond description,
ns stalagmites of tiic most delicate
and transparent texture were in
great abundance, and of every con
ceivable shape Even delicate
tubes, the thickness of lead pencils
and three and four feet in length,
when broken oft' were full of alkaline
water, and cutting off pieces of
fctalagmites. with a hatchet the
sparks would fairly fly, and on which
every tuno and sound could be
hetud. Many of the larger spaces
.there seen by mo would reach from
sixty to eighty feet in height and as
much across. Th.e caverns of Luray,
in Viiginia, or the Mammoth Cave,
in Kentucky, are not a circumstance
in beautv compared to the Hilotes
There are also large caverns in
the vicinity whose range and depth
are unknown. There is no doubt
that they were long used by mem
bers of the desperado's scattered
band. They will all be explored,
but there is enough material in
"Bobber's Cave'0 proper to keep
olllccrs busy for some time to come.
If there are other victims of the
pistol and knife, as there seems no
reason to doubt, lying in its caver
nous recesses they will be brought
to daylight. The interest in this
whole section now centers in "Rob
bers' Cave," and the developments
which maj' arise from a careful
survey of its mysteries. Thorough
and careful search will be made.
Judge Boerner states that he was
deterred from further examination
partly from lack of facilities and
partly from a nervous dread which
lie could not shake off, caused by
the knowledge that he was walking
among the haunts of dead men of
crime, and of whose desperate tem
pers he had evidence in the whitened
bones before him. St. Louis
A HAVANA ROMANCE.
Among the men of a Spanish
regiment sent to Havana about two
years ago, was a certain young
Galician, a raw recruit, who became
a prey to tho most intense form of
nostalia after a very brief sojourn
in that lovely, but feverish land,
which has already devoured more
than 100,000 soldier lives. The
young recruit's condition became
desperate then changed suddenly
into catalepsy. All efforts to re
vive him proved useless ; Anally the
physicians attempted to sustain life
by forcing open the soldier's mouth
and pouring milk into bis stomach.
The effort was successful ; nnd life
was maintained week after week by
artificial means. But still the trance
could not be broken. Six months
passed, and the soldior had neither
spoken nor moved. His limbs, inert
but (lexiblo, preserved any position
into which they were thrown ho
would remain sitting if placed in a
sitting posture, or even standing, if
perfectly balanced upon his feet;
but otherwise ho continued lifeless
as a statue. After the lapse of one
whole year there was no change in
his condition. Fifteen months
passed eighteen months an un
precedented phenomenon !
Then ono of the attending physi
cians sent for a utmieira (a popular
stringed instrument peculiar to
Northern Spain), and ordered a
fellow-countryman of tho patient to
play some of the old mountain airs
upon it. The effect of the music
i was like witchcraft; the fixed eyes
brightened, the long-torpid muscles
i of the face began to quiver with
such a trembling as tho dead might
feel at tho first great summons of
tho resurrection. Astonished, the
physician bade the musician con-
1 tiiiuu ; while another compatriot took
the siiirerer's unresisting hand and
talked to him in the dialect of his
own mountain village. Ho neither
moved nor spoke, but the tears be
gan to stream from his eyes bo pro
lJt,. -c1 . p.
fusely that, fearing the result of loo
much emotion, the experiment was
stopped. Then two days later the
nuuieira was again brought in, and
tho signs of life increased with its
playing; the faeo resumed its natural
color, tho gaze its intelligence, the
brain its functions. And gradually,
after many days of this musical
healing, vital force returned, and
tho soldier, once more well and
strong, was able lo leave tho hos
Needless to relate what a profound
feeling this incident produced among
tho Spaniards of Havana all of
whom doubtless love their native
land not less dearly than the simple
soldier whose affection for it had so
nearly condemned him to the grave,
and who had been literally awakened
from the death sleep by the Voice of
that laud, speaking to him across
the broad seas through' the clumsy
chords of a muncira. But these
Spaniards have a charming and im
pulsive way of exhibiting sympathy ;
they do not merely utter words and
extend hands. In this case they
made the object of their interest a
happy man richer than most of his
people at home, for he carries back
with him to his mountain village the
snug littlo sum of 8,000 quite a
fortune for any Galician peasant.
Spite of revolution, fever, bad
government nnd financial loss, the
bond that fastens Cuba to Spain will
not be easily broken , it is a bond of
flesh stronger than a tether of steel.
Love is a better safeguard of the
foreign interests of the mother coun
try than arc bayonets ; and since
the clay when Spanish ladies in Cuba
cut their beautiful hair to weave it
into the portrait of a patriot, the
affection of the Spanish colonists for
Spain lias lost none of its noble fire.
New Orleans Times-Democrat.
STRUCK BY A FALLING STAR.
As a gentleman, a well-known
public official, was passing from St.
James' Park into Pall Mall by the
garden wall of Marlborough House,
on Saturday last, at A :45 in the
afternoon, he suddenly received on
the right shoulder a violent blow,
accompanied by a loud crackling
noise, which caused him great pain
and to stumble forward as he
walked. On recovering his footing,
and turning around to see who had
so unceremoniously struck him, he
found that no one was on the pave
ment but himself and the. policeman
on duty at the park end of it. On
reaching home the shoulder was sub
mitted to examination, but nothing
was at first discovered to account
for the pain in it. But in a little
while the servant who had taken
away the coat to brush brought it
back to point out that over the right
fchoulder the nap was pressed down
Hat in a long straight line, exactly
as if a hot wire had been sharply
drawn across the cloth. The acci
dent is therefore explained as li.-n-ing
been caused by the explosion If
a minute falling star or meteor. t
is an unprecedented and most inter
esting occurrence, and deserves. j I
think, to be placed on public
record. London Times.
BEECHER IN LONDON.
Rev. Henry Ward Beccher
astonished a London audience by
speaking from a specially built
platform in Dr. Parker's church.
The usual pepper-box pulpit was too
cramped for him. Beecher was
afterward entertained at the Metro
politan Hotel, Minister Phelps and
many well-known Americans being
present. The guest was in fine
health and spirits, and made nn
eloquent speech, which was enthu
siastically applauded. In conclud
ing ho (proposed the toast, "Tho
Anglican Pastorate," which was
responded to by Canon Fleming
and Row Messrs. Howes and
Parker. Mr. Justice Matthews re
sponded to tho toast, "International
Intercourse." Eighty persons sat
at tho tables. Toasts to Queen
Victoria and President Cleveland
were proposed and responded to.
Beecher, in replying to tho toast to
his health, gave an account of his
own career. He said he rejoiced
that lie had lived to see all differ
ences disappear between tho Nortli
nnd South. He eulogized tho mis
sionary in tho Southern States, and
expressed the opinion that nowhere
wero the musses so conservative as
in democratic and frco countries.
Ho also made a reference to Ireland.
Mr. Beecher was to havo delivered
his first lecturo at Exeter Hall on
the lflth July., his subject being
"Tho Reign of tho Common People. '
The applications for seats wero enor
mous. UNAPPRECIATED CALLANTRY.
Tom Com in asserted one day in
his committee room that it was
never safe lo interfere between hus
band nnd wife, and in support of
his declaration narrated an instance
which occurred when ho wns ani
mated by the ardor and chivalry of
youth. Traveling in 'u little-frequented
rural district ho came upon
a cabin from behind which ho heard
the angry voice of a man mingled
with the screams of a woman, and
at regular intervals a hickory sing
ing through the air as if well laid
on. Ho rode round to get sight of
the cause of nil this clamor, when
he saw a burly-looking fellow
thrashing his wife like fury with a
stick too formidable to bo within the
meaning of the statute. On seeing
our friend the belligerent suspended,
the "shower of timber" ceased to
fall, and there was n great calm of a
few moments' duration. The young
man, whose wrath had 3uddenly
waxed hot against the cruel hus
band, cried out: "You brute 1 you
rascal I throw down that stick, and
don't touch that woman again, or
I'll wear it out over your own car
cass 1 you savage, you!" Who
should respond to this valiant defi
ance but tho injured lady herself.
Turning her blowscd hair out of her
face and giving her list n porten
tous shake, she squalled out: "He's
as good as you are, you gawky,
good-for-nolhing crcctcr, you!"
Badger You sahiyou spent your
own money last night. Now, I find
it was borrowed money. Simpson
Well, what of it? 1 never Intend
to pay it back, so it was just the
samo ns my own money. N. Y.
Thero will bo n Meeting of
is" Lodge Le Progro do
'eTJ-. rucennic No. 184, V. A; A.
'i?PffcS? M.. THIS WEDNESDAY
KVBMNO, nt 7:0 o'clock; !trd Degree.
Visiting brothers in good standing arc
cordially Invited. By order of the W.
M. E. KISTLER, Secretary.
Honolulu, August 4, 1880. It
Having secured the Services of
Geo. C. Stratemeyer
wo arc prepared to execute all
Uowsse or Sig-ii
HONOLULU PLANING MILLS.
Regular Gash Sale.
THUKSDAY, Aug. 5th,
At 10 a m , at my Salesrooms, I will sell
at Public Auction, a full lino of
Dry Goods, Clothing,
Lamp Chimneys, Groceries, etc.,
Bags No. 1 Sugar,
Muni Potatoes and Corn,
Bags Family Flour,
Cases Chicago Corn Beef,
0 Cases Good Manila Cigars
And various other Merchandise.
1 Fine Black Walnut Marble-top
Chairs, Tables, Book-cape,
Clothes Mangle, Stove?,
Spring Mattrass, &c.
3 Carriage Horses and 2 New
J. LYONS, Auct'r.
Teacher of Elocution,
WILL GIVE A
Shakesperian & Miscellaneous
Y. M. O. A. HaU,
Tlnrsiay Me, Ai. 5ti,
COMMENCING AT 8 O'CLOCK.
The Programme will consist of Bcenes
from "MACBETH," "MUCH ADO
ABOUT NOTHING," "SOLILOQUIES
FHOM HAMLET," "KING HENUT
VIII," and "MERCHANT OF VEN
ICE." Also, a scene from Sheridan's
"SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL," and a
cclnlirated English enic poem.
MISS PRESCOTT will also give
selections from POE, HOLMES and
WHITTIER, to conclude with a read
ing from the REVELATION OF BT.
JOHN THE DIVINE.
Doors open at 7:90 o'clock.
Admission at the Door, 50 Cents,
Haw'n Carriage Mnnf'gXJo., ffl 90 100
E. O. Hall & Bon, 75 100
Intcr.lsland S. N. Co., 100 100
Bell Telephone, 153 10
Haw'n Agricultural Co., 100 100
O. Brewer & Co., 101 100
Woodlawn Dairy, 00 100
Wailuku Sugar Co., 00 100
Walmnualo, 170 100
Star Mill. 4i5 500
Reciprocity Sugar Co., 80 100
Ico Company, 87 100
L. A. TnURSTON, Stock Brokei.
AH Merchant Street 151 ly
AJtui' Hlxtoen Yearn.
"05. Ncvgato Sliect, Worktop, Notts,
"December 20th, 188a.
"Gentlemen, It Is with the greatest
of pleasure I accord my lestimony as to
tho clllcacy of Mother Se! gel's Byrnp.
My wifo, who has suffered from acute
Dyspepsia for over sixteen years, is now
perfectly butter through tho baIo help
of vour Syrup. I havo sent pounds In
medicines from doctors in fact, I be.
gan to think ebo was Incurable, until
your marvellous medicine was tried.
I remain, yours, thankfully,
Tlio 3itfutlH liavo Uoon
"111 ford Road Dispensary, Dukinfleld,
May a, 1884.
"Dear Sir, I am happy to iuform
vou that tho sale of your Syrup nud Pills
Increases here continually. Several of
my customers speak of having derived
more bcnellt from tho use of these than
f i oin any other medicine. In bonio in
stances tho cHbcta havo been wonderful.
Yours verv respectfully,
It wly Pno. Edwin Eastwood, J-B."
H. E. McINTYRE &
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
Groceries, Provisions and Feed,
KASTJCORNEll FORT AND KING STREETS.
Now Goods received by every Packet from the Fatteni Stales and Europo
Fresh California rroduco by c cry Steamer. All orders faith fully attended to.
nnd Good delivered to any part ot the city free of clmrgc. Island onlers nll.
cited. Satisfaction guaranteed. Post Office Box 145. Tolcnhono No. 03. 1C8 ly
P. O. Box 207.
LEWIS & GO., GROCERS,
Importers & Dealers in Staple & Fancy Groceries.
New Goods continually on the v. ay. Just received Kegs Sauer Kraut, kegs Hol
land Herrings, kegs Tripe, kegs German Pickles, kegs M.xcd Ploklca, kits
Salmon Bellies, kils Mackerel, kegs Family Pork, kegs Ccrued Beef. For
lirnoM-nct-.wiiltn nuts. flf-nncR! Brcakfnst Gem and Shrcded H'Sizc. Also, a
A.,.. ii i.r Vmir Znulnntl nnil Portland
Tho very best of ISLAND BU'lTER, plenty for everybody.
280 Prices low mul SntiHl'nction Wnnrnittecd.
(Formcily with Samuel Nott).
Importer aiid Denier iu
STOVES, CHANDELIERS LAMPS,
CROCKERY, GLASSWARE, HOUSE FURNISHING HARDWARE,
AGATE IRON AND TINWARE.
Agent Hairs Safe and Lock Company.
Beaver Block, - Fort Street.
65T Store formerly occupied by S. NOTT, opposite Sprcckels & Co.'a Bank. -Sa
A Large and Elegant Slock of Misses and Children's Spring Heel Shoes of all
sizes. Also, a Splendid Stock of
Cents' and Boys' Boots and Shoes.
( -' i jfmSEtL M n i iSfiii n
Corner of Fort & Merchant Streets,
JUST RECEIVED, THE FINEST LINES OF
Custom-made Clotlig, Gents' Finishing Goods,
HATS, CAPS, ETC , ETC. - r"
Latest Styles and Novelties in Neckware.
Also, by repeated and special request, a small invoice of tho finest hand-made,
Most Durable Cents' Shoes
Obtainable in the
JOHN ITT, No. 8
Chandeliers, Lamps and Lanterns,
WATER PIPE and RUBBER HOSE,
House Keeping: Goods,
PLUMBING, TIN, COPPER AND
093 SHEET IRON WORK.
The White House,
No. 118 Ifuuium Btroot,
Honolulu, II. I.
Private Family Hotel; Terms Heason.
able; First-class Accommodations.
MRS. J. VIEKRA, Proprietress.
'. tfh&fifon ,Ai
Pcachblow Potatoes always on hand.
and Tin Ware
NOTICE is heruhy given, that I have
tills day revoked my power of At
torney to Apail, dated 27ih day of Do.
cember, IBtiO, recorded liber 07, page
!23, m Register Ofllc, Honolulu.
Dated Honolulu, July 17, 1880. 81 lm
. W?u V.