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All Valor rules duo (Ml trim ending
Juuo 80, 1897, must be paid nt ihe olUcu
of the Honolulu Water Works before
ICtU day of Jamwty, 1S7. .Vll lutes ic
tnalnlng impald .lainmiy in, litr, will
be subject to su ndttriOMil 10 pur i cm.
Parlies paying rnls ulll ptcc."il their
last receipt. OHAS. 11. U.SON,
Sup't. Hoiuiln u Water Winks.
Appicwcd: L. AlIOLO,
Minister of Interior.
Honolulu, Dec. 1, 18811. 00
HonnUiMi, MmuhIIau Islundn
Dr(v- Btcb-'mje n th
Btiult il C'HlUbi-iitn, H. XT.
Anil llicir nuuuis in
NEW YORK, BOSTON, HONG KONG.
Messrs. N. M. Rolhschlld & Son, Taunton
The Commercial Hunk l'o., of Sydney,
The Connnerchil B-ink Co, of Syilnev,
Tliis flank of Now Xiriilmul : A u-klMid,
Chrlstohurch, and Wellington,
The Haul, of liiili.-h Columbia, Vic
tin la, U. 0., nnii Portland, Or
Prim-oici ii General Hanklm; tiublm-ts.
i'lclijeil to uoltl.r B-tt ior I'&ttr
Bnt f ctablislicd.far ho henefit of all.
MONDAY. DEC. 20. 1880.
SCARCITY OF CASH AMONG CHIHAMEN.
Scarcity ot cash is probably more
felt at the present time by the Chi
nese than by any other chibs of the
community, especially the retail
more keepers. The excitement in
trade, induced by the approaching
holiday season, does not benefit
them to any appreciable extent.
Tliis is the white man's harvest, as
the Chinese New Year is tho Celes
tial's liar vest. Reduction in prices
among white traders, caused by
keen competition, lias apparently
diverted considerable of the native
trade, that was formerly confined
mostly to Chinatown. Sonic long
established Chinamen's shops, that
deal in goods used by foreigners
and natives, complain that their
takings were never so small as
lately ; in several instances the re
duction in gross revenue exceeds 30
percent. As just now staled, diver
sion of trade into other channels ac
counts largely for this reduction.
But slackness ot trade is not the
only cause of reduced lcvenue. The
low price of rice directly plays
an important part. This will be
clearly seen when it is understood
that almost every Chinese store
keeper is more or less interested in
rice plantations. So that a fall in
the price of rice means a direct
lessening of the tradesman's income.
Butneitherof these causes, nor both
combined, account fully nor mainly
for the unusual scarcity of cash
among the class abovu referred to.
The great fire of April last has had
more to do than anything and every
thing else in producing tliis condi
tion. The immense destruction of
property was only a part. The
restoration ol buildings of a better
character and a more costly nature
involved the expenditure of a large
amount of money. Where actual
cash was required, it was mainly
supplied by borrowed capital, and
material iias been furnished on
Of course, these heavy liabilities,
incurred by so largo a proportion of
the Chinese tradesmen, as a result
of the fire, have to be met, nnd the
meeting of them is absorbing, and
will continue to absorb for a long
time to come, most of the takings
of these people. Hence, the special
scarcity among them ot cash for
THE MISSION TO SAMOA.
It is generally believed in this
community that Mr. ,1. K. Bush
will leave Honolulu, by tho next
steamer, for Samoa, as Hawaiian
Commissioner to that benighted
land. Atieast, it is mi believed by
people not in Ihe Government con
ildence. Whether such is really
the intention is not positively
known, for no public ollluia! an
nouncement of that nature has oyer
been made. Possibly tho belief is
without a solid foundation. But
the rumor remaining uncontradicted
justifies the belief.
It is positively known that tho
Government lias long had some
semi-secret purpose! regarding
Samoa. We say semi-secret, be
cause it Is n matter that has never
been definitely and unambiguously
given to tho public. But speeches
Lave been delivered in the AbBcmbly
and tirticics published In the pnper j
that then represented the. Govern- I
ment, which unmistakably spenk of
ISo doubt, the author or authors
of tho scheme, and its fostor-fathero j
and nurses, believe it to be part of a
wise policy. A man can bring him
self to believe anything the most
preposterous and ridiculous by
pouring over it. It is no uncommon
thing for a man to tell a falsehood,
knowing it to be a falsehood, and
repeating it until he believes it to
be a truth. We knew n man, other
wise sane and sensible, who be
lieved he was a Postmaster-General,
when he was only a postage stamp
printer ; and another who believed
lie could walk over the surface of a
deep pool of water, without sinking,
but on trying the experiment sud
denly changed his nuuil. Uelief in
a myth does not couveit it into a
reality. Those instances of ludicrous
belief will be rightly put down as
aberration of mind.
Now. we hope to be pardoned for
saying that wo regard the Samoa
scheme, so far as publicly known,
as about the same thing. Taking it
for granted that the gentlemen con
cerned are sincere in the belief that
it is the duty of the Hawaiian King
dom, which is crying out for popu
lation and tho means to develop its
dormant lesoiuecs. or consider it
wise policy, 1 u,'d an expensive
Commission to a group of islands
more than two thousand miles dis
tant, to teach them politics and
dabble in their governmental affairs,
we regard it as a stiong indication
of a weakening tendency in tho
organ of mentality. Really, we are
unable, under all the surrounding
circumstances, to see anything in
the Samoan policy, except an ambi
tious craze, an ill-conceived pur
pose, a ludicrous farce ; and shall be
pleasingly surprised if it ends in
anything better than expense, ridi
cule, and shame.
To be sure, candor compels the
confession that everybody not iden
tified with the Government policy
does not fully agree with our view.
A gentleman of this class expresses
the opinion that the money and
labor to be expended will be re
cooped by the benefit accruing
therefrom to our commerce. How
this result is to follow he seems
unable to define, and we are unable
to imagine. "What is there among
our products or manufactures that
they need, or what have they that
we require? As to our supplying
them with American or European
goods, Auckland is considerably
nearer to them and a cheaper market
in which to buy.
Now, let us take a common-sense
view of the whole questTon, and
what can we find to justify any such
mission as the one supposed to be
contemplated to Samoa V Here is
tho Hawaiian Kingdom, with a
climate and soil unsurpassed. Her
lands arc mostly lying waste, or
occupied only by a few cattle and
sheep. Her population is a mere
fraction of what she is capable of
supporting. Her cry is for more.
She sends abroad lor people to till
her fields and develop her resources.
The country is badly in need of
roads, bridges, wharves, and other
aids to development. The public
debt is becoming burdensome, and
taxation is increasing. Add to all
this a chronic condition of impecu-
niosity, and the fact that pressing
public services are delayed through
lack of means. And yet in the lace
of all these facts, we talk of incurring
tlie expense of sending a Commis
sioner to Samoa on a wild goosp
chase! The whole business has
very much the smell of tlie histo
rical South Sea bubble. What sane
man can think seriously of the
matter, or regard it as anything but
supremo folly ?
The injudicious blowing of a bus
horn, is to be deprecated at all times.
The driver of tlie Waikiki omnibus,
is well known and respected, as a
driver, He is obliging and civil
to his passongors, and possesses
many other good qualities, hut, his
blowing of tlie horn, more especially
on Fort street when it is crowded
with restive horses, nervous ladles,
and delicate children, as it as
on Saturday afternoon last, is a
subject of public complaint.
More than a dozen people have
called at tho Daily Biuj.ktix office,
with a request that public attention
be called to this matter. It is
reasonable to expect the driver will
for tho future, discontinue his un
Tho South Carolina University 1ms
nearly 200 students at present.
Mrs. Illco nnd Mr. nnd Mrs. A.
Isonbcrg came to Lihno this week,
for Kiphai where they will spend
the winter. Miss Mary Green tie-
companied them to Lthue.
On Thursday a Japanese laborer
was seriously hurt by a bullock
cart. Unthinkingly lie walked loo
close to the oxen and was thrown to
the ground, the wheel of the earl,
which was loaded with cane, passing
over his foot. A litter was sent to
the field and he was removed to the
Japanese quarters, where he wn3
made as comfortable us possible.
A large gang of Japanese prisoners
are at work upon the road between
l.lhue and llananiauhi, raising tho
centre, bo thai no water will remain
standing as it did during the late
The exhibition of tho Kapaa
Hclmul was well attended. The
school house was handsomely deco
rated with maile, lehua, palapaliii
and other ferns, and alio children's
songs and recitations were well ren
dered. Mr. Richler, the pastor of the
German Lutheran Church, of Lihue,
leaves for the Coast on the next
steamer, lie goes direct to Ger
many, to his home, to visit his aged
mother, who is seriously ill. His
eongiegation regrets his departure,
and will miss him.
Mr. Murray, tho principal of the
Ilanalei School, will lie made a
happy benedict on Christmas day.
A line saddle belonging to Mr.
Jorgens, the organist of the German
Church, was stolen on last Sunday
night. It was lecovered, however,
and the man who had it, said lie had
given a few bottles of liquor for it.
The case will be tried in court.
Kauai, Dec. 17, 1880.
A LETTER FROM AN ISLANDER.
The -Kith anniversary of the Ha
waiian Independence was duly and
appropriately celebrated on boaid
tlie steamer Zealandia, on her trip
from Honolulu to San Francisco, on
Monday evening, Nov. 2!th. The
Honolulu people aboard all repaired
to the large and spacious dining
room, which was tasteful decorated
for the occasion, where singing,
toasting, and speech-making were
the order of the evening, the Hon,
J. A. Cummins presiding. The
evening was pleasantly spent in
happy remembrance of Hawaii,
singing tlie National Anthem termi
nating the fun. "
The Hon. J. A. Cummins,' nc'w
steamer will be christened after its
owner, and will make her trial trip
on Thursday, Dec. Oth, to which a
large number of Hawaiian residents
now in San Francisco are invited to
Tlie new Planter is receiving her
boilers, and will in all probability
be ready by the first ol January.
San Fr.aneisco, Dec. 8th.
The approaching Christmas season
lias the effect of producing unusual
life and cheerfulness in the retail
business quarters of Honolulu, in
tlie evenings. On Saturday many
of tlie stores kept open until !) or 10
o'clock at night, and made extra
efforts to light up the prettily
decorated windows. King Brothers'
Art Store, II. J. Hart's Elite ice
cream saloon, C. J. Fishel's Milli
nery house, and F. Horn's Pioneer
candy and cake factory, ail on Hotel
stieet, were conspicuous ior their
aitistic display. Down Fort street,
beginning at Hotel street, all the
stores dealing in Christmas goods,
with about half a dozen excep
tions, kept open, and appeared to be
doing a good business. Geo. Engel
hardl'H at tlie bottou of tho street,
was brilliantly illuminated. Tlie
blaze of light froi dozens of lamps
inside was reflected into the other-!
wise dark sheet, and made that
particular spot a halting place to
passers, many of whom stepped in
to sco and purchase. Ihe auction
room of Messrs. E. P. Adams&Co.,
in Queen street, was a rendezvous
for seekers after Christmas goods.
Tlie throng ebbed and flowed with
departures and arrivals, but main
tained a pretty steady fullness until
the glibc tongue of Mr, Morgan,
the auctioneer, became wearied with
wagging, and the sale terminated
for the night. A clear sky, a cool
atmosphere, and dry streets wero
extia inducements to ladies and
children to turn out and see tlie
sights, and turn out they did, mak
ing the streets named teem witli
animation and gaiety without, in
keeping with the cheerful display of
the shops within.
HoiOar Mem, Dec. soft
At 7 l'. ii., ut my salesroom,
Dinner and Tea Sets
And other Novelties.
LEWIS J, LEVEY,
12 2t Auctioneer.
Mr. J. 11. Super, following in the
steps of his picdcccssora, Messrs. J.
M. Oat & Co., hn provided every
thing that can be desired in his
special lino of business. The holi
day goods comprise- Childien's
Books, Cards and Pictures, Stand
ard Books and a largo variety of
Popular works. A visit to Mr.
Sopor's store on Merchant street is
strongly recommended where will be
found everything enumerated in his
comprehensive advertisement, anil
many other things besides.
THE PANORAMA OF KILAUEA.
During Saturday evening, from
the opening to the close, there was a
continuous string of visitors to the
Panorama of Kilnuea. At times the
throng was so great that people had
to wait in the adjoining room for
their turn. Tim universal testimony,
flu far as it readied tin! ear of -our
representative, wna one of satisfac
tion. Those who had been the
wonderful volcano, declared the
picture a true and natural portrayal
of the original ; while those who had
not seen it, acquired a vivid im
pression of the extent nnd grandeur
of that great natural wonder. To
say that the picture is well worth
seeing, and wortli thu admission
charged. (fiO cents for adults) is re
peating a simple truth.
OK DISH OF
Christmas Sales !
By B. P. ADAMS & CO.
TUESDAY EVENING, Deo. 21st, at 7
p. in., at our Sali'-.rnom.
THURSDAY EVENING, Dee 23nl, at
7 p. in., at mil- Saleroom.
8ST Reserved Scats for Ihe Ladies at all ol
ADAMS & CO.,
.A i ctinncers.
Tuesday Evening, Dec 21st,
At 7 o'llnck, nt mir Halisroom, Queen
street, we will sell at auction a large as
sortment of Holiday Goods consisting of
nccornlci! Vuhi-h anil IfrnN,
A Variety of HilvcrlMatod Ware,
VELVET AND TAPESTRY RUGS
Tito articlc-i will he on c.hilitiou on
ADAMS & CO.,
AT AUCTION I
Tuesday Evening, Dec. 21st,
At 7 o'oloek, wo will bcII at. auction
ut on Snlesiooin, Queen St.,
ONE OIL PAINTING
Jty .Iiili-H Tnvernlpr,
Depict (ntj flu; Volcnno or Itllftuea.
Also, 1 Model Ship.
E. P. ADAMS & Co.
lit 2t Auctioneers
Tlie Verj Kern, .pint nrriveil by
"Hiiranur," for Hijle (it
$1.75 PER CASE
By the Dray Load-25 Cates, by
CASTLE & COOKE.
No. CO Nuiiumi Street.
ff. WKRT. 0, W. MACrAKLANK.
Dissolution of Partnership.
NOTICE is horeby given that the
interest of II. M. Dow in tho bushiest
of West, Dow & Co., Fort street,
Honolulu, has been puruhabcd by G.
West. Tho busincfes will bo conduct
ed under iho firm nunio of West Dow
it Co., which Mr. Dow will continue
to manage, hut without any fuither
responsibility for tho i'mim debts or
All debts duo tho late firm of West
Dow & Co,, should ho paid to tho
undersigned, who will pay all debts
duo by it.
WEST DCW & Co., per G. West.
Honolulu, December 13th, 1880, 07
JjfeBH B BR
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, young
and old, small or tall, you are all requested to
call at the <TE ICE CREAM PARLORS,
H. J. Hart, proprietor, 85 ITolol Street, at an
early dale to give your order for thu coming
Holidays. You CAN MAKE CHRISTMAS
CHEERFUL hy ordering some of our cele
brated. Ice Cream, which is pronounced the
"We also have a great variety of Plain and
Fane' Calces on hand so well known for
superior Make and Quality.
IT WILL BE OUR SPECIAL ATM
to make an extra quality of CHRISTMAS
CAKES this season in regard to Material
A splendid lot of the CHOICEST1 CAN
DIES has just arrived per steamer Australia ;
also an elegant assortment of Fancy Candy
and Bon-bon Boxes. Just, (he thing for a
Christinas Present. Send in your orders tit
338 Mutual Telephone. Bill Tolephouo 182.
The Elite Ice Cream Parlors are open daily
until 11 p. m.
HOLLISTEE & CO.,
MISS CHILLBURG. Millinei,
lonneilyat Mrs. Lack's has re.
moved to Nicoll's block, orpoiite the
Marble Woikp, wliero sho will be
pleased to seo her friends, and to attend
to all ord'jrs in her line. lilltost
Styles mul luest quality of
T E BROWN,
Accountant, I.anil nnii Ktuo Agent,
and Average AtlJiiHtor.
Pment address at J. E. Wiseman's
References Hon. A. S. Cleghorn, It.
J. Creiiihton, Esq. OJ
On account of departure,
that entire Now House nnd
Fine Lot, on Lunalilo Street
used by Mr. O. Duval. There arc, down
Miiirs, a lan;e parlor, dining room, 1 bed
lomii, kitchen, pantry and bathroom;
upitntis, U lnrgtitiiil rooms, all supplied
- (ill closets. For further information,
apply on the premises 04 2w
rpilV. PREMISES lately occupied by
L Queen Emma, bitut.te on the soutii
comer of Nuuanu mid IJeretania streiH,
are offered for rental for a term of years
upon reasonable tciinp. Apply to
OttC Trens. CJueen's Hispi al.
TO LET OR LEASE.
A HOUSE AND COTTAGE, COtf
tnini iijj four Inrc rooms nnd lour
Mnill rooms; nlbo, siall, c in iuc;e house,
with lie. uly one ixie ol pastuie and gar
den, aitcsian water, etc. I'einia eiy
muur.ito Apply io Gi:o. H. Houkiit
o.v, Puliation, fur key, etc. 1)5 1m
FOR LEASE OR SALE.
rpiIE HOUSE AND LOP AT WAI.
JL kiki, at present occupied by G. D.
1 rcctu. Apply at olllce ot
FHLETU & PEACOCK.
13 If 23 Nuunnu street,
STOCK FOR SALE.
rpEN LAHGE SIZE HAWAIIAN
JL Mule;, broken to saddle; bred nt
Kualoa Ranch, Price $100 each. Also
teveral two-year-old lloit-e Cults, tdied
by "Tiiumph," bon of " Cashlus M. Clay,
Jr." Apply to C. H. JUDD,
Oil lm or Alux. J, Cartwrigbt.
DOG FOR SALE.
ACHOSS BETWEEN MASTIFF
mid Blocd Humid. Apply nt C,
J. Fishel's store, t'i
12 (JEO. B. PEACOCK.
13 HEREBY GIVEN to all persons
that I will not bo responsible for
any debt tout! need in my name without
my written order.
JOHN M. VIVAS,
Honolulu, Dec. Uth, 188".
NGLISU OR GERMAN NURSE
Girl. Apply nt Buu.ktin Okvioi:,
TTCTANTED A GOOD STEADY
Y T competent man to lake charge of
a country shop, "Matriod man pre.
ferred" a flrat class opening for a good
sober industrious man. Apply toll. S.,
Honokaa Post Olllee.
HAVING secured the services of
MR. J. M. OAT, ns general pur
chasing agent in Qua Francisco, I shall
in futuro bo prepared to fill all orders In
our line particularly, or any special or.
ders, with the assurance that Mr. Oat's
pergonal attentipn will bo given to the
selection and purchase of all articles
ordered. (.08) J. II. BOPER.
LAST WEEK FROM MAJOR HAY
loy's dog-cart a rubber mat. Tho
Under on returning said mat to tho Hotel
Stables will received S5 reward, 12 St
NCE PIES !
IhOiC De'lciotis and Rich Christina?
ami New Year's
Enioyintr. a 20 years' reputation, will
be ready fir sale fiom THURSDAY,
Dec. 2:tid int, at
Christmas and New Years' Cakes
of nil descriptions, decerned in HORN'S
well known ntnt style, from $ 1.00 to S.'i.OU
at ' 0 cents per pound, at the
PIONEER STEAM CANDY FACT'Y & BAKERY
Hotel St , bet. Nuuanu and Fort StJ.
Both Telephones No. 74, 12
I J.JLI fUS.i. JUJLliB
Invitee attention to the following list of
Ju-.t ncelvid by Oceanic Steamship
Our Hero General U. S. Ginnl Wlure,
When and How Ho Fought.
Nursery A. B. C, Picture, Story, Magic,
Dream and Foituno Telling Boolcs.
Chatteibox, 15:81, beautifully bound.
Frank LealioN (Jhatti rhox, do.
Cards and Pictures
CHRISTMAS CARDS, beautiful de
higns, including Rnphaol Tuck &,
Sonb' Artistic Seiics.
Largo Seiap Pictures, comprising tho
Lord Muyor's Procession, The CJuccn
Returning from u Review, and other
Childrcu'b Toy Blocks,
Small Shell Plaque-!.
Standard Books !
Recrets of Success in BuslncHi,
Golden Key lo Slice esu,
Family Hiblos with Registers,
Autocrat of thu Breakfast Table.
Boots and Saddles, and a
Lurgu variety of Popular Works
Cold Pens and Holders
J. H. SOPER,
Bookseller, Stationer and News Agent,
Gazette Block, Merchant Street. 12
Haw. Bell Jpoiie Co.
IROM THE FIRST DAY OF JAN
? uary next, the rental of instruments
nt present in uso in the District, of Ewa,
Wnlaune, Waiiilua nnd Koolaupoko will
bo reduced to $0 00 per mm tit.
THE UNDERSIGNED HAVING
been appointed Assignees of thu
Estnto of LAM CHOOK, of Ilonblulu,
a bankrupt, all psnons indebted to salil
estate aro hereby notified to pay tlie
same immediately to tho undersigned.
W. O. PARKE,
Honolulu, Die 10, 18S0, 00 SWw
.1 M XB I K.H. K
WS, LUCE, V Ino ami Spirit Mcr-
cliuiit, loirs to stuo that his
pbiei i.f InislniRs wll not bo opt n on
SATUHDAY nexi, Olirlstnuis Day.
The FINEST ami BKST asoited
stock of W1XKS, Etc., can lie Jind of
The assortment of
Is wot thy of note.
Due do Montebello,
Cabinet Green Seal.
Special nit jntku dinwn to his
GiliMi WMte Port!
Saturday Evening, Dec. 11th.
Tho Proprictois take pleasure in an.
uounclng to their fiiends nnd tho gene
ral public, that they have remodeled and
relitted the prcmUei immediately above
Hotel Street, where on nnd nfter next
Saturday Eve will be found the best of
The Mai kct affords.
The Slock was puicliased under tho
supervision o' Mr. Jas. Dodd, while
East, and having been fo long in tho
busini'.-r, be know.-' llic want" f'f tho
trade, aud bus pun li . d tho article that
will please Uiu iiks. fastidious.
Thanking our friends and patrons for
p is-t fuvorti, unci desiring a continuances
of tho same,
We me, respectfully your?,
0-t lw Proprietors.
Has just received a lrgo assort-'
Cigarette Holders, etc., suitable
Also a laige slock of nil tho most
Popular ami Choicest Brands, of
Cigars and Cigarettes
Myall, Briar and other Fancy Pipea
Of iho Newest De-igns, aud Smokers
Requisites ol every kind.
100 Fort Street.
Yokohama to Honolulu Direct
A VESSEL (STEAMER IF 8UF
ftclcnt inducement is offered) wilt
leave Yokohama for Honolulu direct
about March next n-nl will takn freight
and passencreis at very low rutcs.
Lahoicrs and other wlMiiug to pre
engage passage for their families or
friends may make ariangcments with
tho undersigned. For frciirht or passngo
01) npplyto PAUL BOHM.
To Planters nnd Employers
rpiIE UNDERSIGNED BEGS TO
JL iuthnuto that ho has made arrange,
ments to bring from Japan experienced
ladles' maids, housemaids, children's
uiiihcs, liuuso nnd stubtu boys, garden
ers, and general servants, agricultural
aii'J geuuial laborers, sailors, etc.
The knowledge acquired by tho un.
dcrsigni'd of the Japntiosu dining bis
stay of 10 years In Ji.pin enables him to
select fiiltublopeixiiiH, which will glvo
satisfaction to their employcie.
Persons wishing to avail themselves
of this opportunity to secure good poi
vniits nnd laborcis will please cuinmunl.
citlo with thu unileisigiit'il, who will call
nt otllces mid private houses, if desired,
to give information mid receive order.
Tho uiidcisigucd bus hid much ex
perieni'o wilh thu lulioiiug rlatses of
.lup.in, mid with his knowledge of tho
luucuage, inny bo able to glvo valuable
advico to pbintms ami othuis. Ho is
willing to visit plantations and mills on
the Islands. PAUL BOHM,
No. 12 BdMlnula Sti.ct, or No. 81
King Street. Mutual Tu phone act).
COTTAGE TO LET.
ON NUUANU STREET. atCottngo
containing 8 rooms, etc. VAnply to
03 lm JAS. W. ROBERTSON.
lifirliiiiiiif'- i '
mtammMy. -oM "'Cw it l