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DAlLt BULLETIN WEEKLY STTMMAftY: HONOLULU, EL I., SEPTEMBER 11, 188S.
CHINESE MASS MEETING.
A mass meeting of Chinamen was
held in the Chinese theatre Inst
night. Every business house in
Chinatown was closed, and almost
every Chinaman turned out to the
meeting. The building was jammed
full, not u foot of standing room
being unoccupied by 7 o'clock. A
quarter of an hour later there was a
crush outside of people unable to
gain admittance, and droves were
still crowding the. street leading
from town to the place of meeting.
On the platform were seated re
presentatives of some of the best
Chinese firms in the city. The
audience was very orderly and well
conducted. Our reporter, on enter
ing, was shown all the courtesy a
member of the pi ess could ask for,
and was impressed with the quiet
and orderly conduct of tho assem
bly. AV. S. Akana was elected to the
chair, and' expressed appreciation
of the confidence reposed in him by
his selection, in true American style,
promising to use his best ability in
conducting the meeting. lie thought
that if legislation which is being at
U'tl is passed (presumably the book
keeping and constitutional amend
ment Acts) it will be ruin to the
Chinese; therefore they should do
their best to protect themselves. Ho
invited anyone who had anything to
sa' for or against that legislation,
to stand up and talk.
The chairman's remarks were in
terpreted into English, as were also
those of the subsequent speakers.
C. Mo nti n g was the first speaker.
He said that he had been on the
islands 10 years: came here as a
rice cultivator. The islands were
not as prosperous then as now.
There was a reciprocity treaty with
America, which had enriched the
islands. The Chinamen had done
much to bring the country to its
present condition of prosperity.
They went to work on waste and
worthless lands, and bad made them
productive and profitable. The
Chinamen leased the lands from
white men, to whom they paid rent.
He paid $3,000 a year in rent and
taxes. The revenue of the Govern
ment is 1,200,000, of which amount
the Chinese pay 500,000, or more
than one-third of the whole. They
do not grumble at this, but pay
their taxes, cheerfully. In July of
last year there was a law made
against the Chinese, (as see the
Constitution) debarring them from
voting. The proposed amendment
to this Constitution, which is now
sprung upon them, is worse than bc
, fore, and they cannot stand it.
Chinamen pay taxes as well as
others, then whj' should they not
have the same rights? It was their
duty to consider what is for their
The speaker sat down amidst
Tarn Tow said he liad been here
10 years. The Chinamen were at
first well treated by the Govern
ment, but since last year the law
has been very haid. They had left
their homes anil families, and came
hero to make monej'. This was
their only aim, and not to get into
trouble. Foreigners say the Chinese
are encroaching upon them. He
thought the Chinamen had kept
within the law, but the law i3 get
ting harder. Foreigners seem to
think that the Chinese Government
does not care for us, and that they
can do as they like. China has
plenty ships of war, cruisers, whose
business it is to go around the world
and protect her people.
The Government appropriates 10,
000,000 a year for ships and war
material for the protection of the
people. Her arsenals compare well
with those of other nations. The
Chinese arc well protected against
other powers. America and Eng
land, great and powerful nations,
send their diplomatic representatives
to China, while a little country like
Hawaii thinks it can drive the China
men awy. All nationalities come
and settle here, and whether there
be a treaty or no treaty they should
be treated all alike. Chinamen pay
taxes, and pay for licences to
carry on business, why should they
not bo treated the same as other
people? The laws against the Chi
nese are nqt right. A. memorial has
been scut to tho ambassador at
Washington and another to tlio
Viceroj' of Canton, and it is bcliov
ed they will take steps to render
help. Englishmen, Americans, and
Germans are here, why not pass an
equal law for all?
Tho speaker here appealed to the
audience, "art you satisfied with
the law?" to which one loud re
sponse of no 1 noil no 1 ! 1 was ut
tered by the audience. The speech
was frequently and loudly applaud
ed. Following C. Montiug and Tarn
Tow came Chung Low, an ex-policeman
; Ng Chan, L. Ahlo, Man Chip,
T. All IJuug and Chang Leo, mer
chants; Leo Sing, driver; Cluing
Kau, watchmaker; Ilu Tung, car
penter; Chang Jan Sing, teaclior;
Loo Ngawk, Yco Chin and Young
Quong Slice, merchants; Waa Sing,
express-driver; and Pock Young,
Tho burden of tho majority of tho
. speeches might be summed up thus:
"Some of us have been hero more
than 30 years. Wo pay taxes, du
ties and rents; we want civil rights,
.Let us petiliun our country for pro
tection, and if they will not assist
us, we must help ourselves. We
are over 20,000 strong ; let us unite
and stand firm,
Ilu Tung, express driver, said
that ho charges CO -onts to taki a ,
passongei to Kalihl. while olhei. of J
oilier nationalities than his eluuge .
25 cents; and yet the haole drhets j
say that Chinamen ruin the expu-
business by cutting down the pni'i".
Pock Young, cook, said that for
merly candy was 1 or more a
pound, now it is eight pounds for a
dollar. Is any Chinaman in the
candy-making business? No. lias
any Chinaman cut down the price?
No. Look at the price of soda
water, and compare it with the fot
mer charges, and see If the reduc
tion was caused by Chinamen. Is
any Chinaman making soda water?
Ilu Tuna, carpenter, said that ho
did not try to run out any white
carpenter; the haules ran after him
when they wanted a carpenter.
The following committee was ap
pointed to wait upon the Legisla
turo : Wong Kwai, chairman ; Tom
Tow, Cliing Lock, T. Ahung, C.
Montiug, Jj. Ahlo and Ng Chan.
A LONG TIME SECRETARY.
In recording the proceedings of
this morning's meeting of tho Board
of Trustees of the Queen's Hospital,
Mr. F. A. Schaefer completed 20
years' service as secretary of that
institution. In September, 18G8,
Mr. Schaefer recorded the minutes
of the Board for the Tirst time and
has held the position ever since.
He has at all times proved himself' a
faithful and valued officer.-Sept. 7.
THE DEBATING SOCIETY.
While the Legislature was discus
sing the Chinese question in the
House last evening, and the Chinese
themselves had the question under
consideration in a mass meeting at
their theatre, the Debuting l lub
ventilated the same subject at their
regular place of meeting, Knights of
Pythias Hall. The debate was
opened by Mr. D. Logan in a calm,
clear and rational presentation of
the subject, and was followed by
several other speakers with a variety
of opinions. There was no dispo
sition evinced to indulge in extreme
views, but the burden of the
speeches was that it was an ex
tremely difficult matter for the Le
gislature of the countiy to deal
with, and that hasty and unjust
measures should be avoided.
While the Espiegle was working
her electric light last Saturday night
she threw it on the stern of the S. S.
Australia just at the proper moment
to give Police Officer Katnana a
good view of a man lowering him
self from the steamer into the shore
boat Jubilee. Kamana watched the
boat carefully and when it touched
the steps near Colburn's hay and
grain house, the officer was there to
give Joe Dohn. an oiler on the Aus
tralia, a cordial welcome, and to
escort him and 3,9 tins of opium to
the Station House. Dolau pleaded
guilty before Judge Davton this
morning and was lined 100.
Another little opium catch was
als made Saturday night, but was
not as successful as the above. Two
persons were trying to play the
string dodge from the steamer Aus
tralia to the Inter-Island dock. The
authorities pounced upon the game,
a little too soon and got only one
tin, which floated. Divers were sent
down, but no more of the drug has
as yet been found ; neither has the
owner of the one tin been spotted.
Yesterday Her Royal Highness
Princess Liliuokalani celebrated the
fiftieth or jubilee anniversary of her
birth. At 8 :30 o clock the Princess
gave a breakfast at her Palama re
sidence, at which were present
Their Majesties the King and Queen,
Princess Kaiulani and Hon. A. b.
Cleghorn. Piincess Poomaikelani
and His Excellency Governor Dom
inis were unable to attend owing to
indisposition. The Royal Hawaiian
Bund played during the breakfast.
Princess Liliuokalani was the re
cipient of many very handsome pre
sents, among which were engrossed
addresses from the Liliuokalani
Educational Socioty, Naua Society,
Royal School Cadets, kou cala
bashes, oil paintings, silverware, etc.
The Royal School cadets to the
number of seventy-five in uniform,
inarched to l'alamu and presented
the Princess with a liaudsomo flag
iu addition to the address.
From noon to three o'clock in the
afternoon Her Royal Highness held
a reception which was largely at
tended. The baud was in attend
ance and played appropriate selec
tions. The Princess was attired in
a handsome robe of cream-colored
satin and received her callers in her
usual gracious manner. Hearty
weio the congratulations tendered
tho Princess on reaching her jubilee
birthday. Refreshments were served
during the reception.
Among those present were no
ticed : His Excellency G. V. Mer
rill, U. S. Minister Resident, and
Mrs, Merrill; Their Excellencies
the Minister of Interior and the Attorney-General;
lion. C. R. Bishop,
Mr. Justice and Mrs. McCully, Mr.
Justice and Mrs. Bickerton, Hon.
W, G, and Mrs, Irwin, Right Rev,
Bishop of Olba, Fathers Leonoro
and Clement, Hon W. R. Castle,
1'nslduiil of the Leulrtlatuie; Cap
tain Schoouniakor, U.S.S. Vaudalla;
Major S. Paikor and V. II. Corn
well, Members of the Consular
Corp-., Privy Council aiid Legisla
ture, etc. Sept. 4.
MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMfcuY.
Yesterday, the nnnti.il mfcoiin
the Mutual TVIephoi o Conij . ,
was held, 2,!300 shares Icing t i .
scntcd. The officer for the o i
iiig yc.ii' are: Prc-ndrnl.. 11- II.
A. Wideniann ; ice Prishluil,
Hon. Henry Waterhoiisc ; Directors,
Mr. F. A. Schaefer, lions. J. B.
Atherton and A. Jaeger, Messrs. J.
A. Hopper nnd C. O. Uerger. The
directors will meet iu a day or so
nnd elect a Secret iry, Ticasurer
and Auditor. Ttiu report of the
Secretary Mr. C. O. Berger was
read showing Hint there are 583 sta
tions with an annual rental of 17,
500. The dii colors nt a meeting
to be held iu a month's time will
submit a plan to bond the Com
pany's debt. Sept. G.
ADMISSION TO THE BAR.
A young man applied lu the Sup
remo Court of the state of South
Carolina, for admission to the bar,
and the court lequestcd the Attorney-General
of the state to examine
the young man, which, as usual,
was done in the presence of the
Judges, and after Hie examination
had proceed at some length, and
not very satisfactorily to the Judges,
and they were about to i eject the
applicant, the Attorney-General
stated an imaginary, though not an
improbable case, and asked the ap
plicant if ho should be admitted to
practice, and a client should come
into tins otllcc, Willi sucli a case,
and ask his advice in regard to it,
what answer he would make, and
the applicant, after rubbing his lic.id,
appaienlly for an idea, replied, that
he would 111 st take the fee, and then
examine the law and the authori
ties, and then give his opinion,
that pleased the Judges, and Un
admitted him without further exam
ination, remarking, that they thought
he "would do, and that water would
find its level;" and that .man be
came a brilliant lawyer, and a
Judge of the said court.
THE CORAH NAT
The Danish bark Coranna arrived
this morning, 1 10 days from Liver
pool, consigned to Messrs. T. II.
Davies & Co. The Coranna is an
iron hark of 820 tons register. She
is 12 years old, of British build,
and has been under the Danish Hag
for the past live months. Her
length over all is about 200 feet,
beam about 30 feet. She left Liver
pool on the 17th of July. Had
splendid weather to and around the
Horn. From 50 c to 30 South,
in the Pacific, had bad weather, and
from 30 to port the weath. r was
too line. Got. the S. E. tralesm
12 South and carried them to 5
North. Received N. E. trades in
15 Nortli. Saw no vessel since
leaving 50 South, in the Atl.mtic,
when she parted with a four-master.
The Coranna is a staunch-looking
craft of the usual British pattern.
Her crew numbeis 10 all told.
After discharging her cargo of mii
cellaneous meiolmndise at Brewer's
wharf, where she is now docked,
the Coranna will sail for Howland
Island, near Baker's Island, to load
guano under charter. She is iu
command of Cuptuin Jesscn, who
reports arriving off port at 1 o'clock
this morning, hut stood off to sea
again. Sept. 5.
THE HONOLUlFmFLES' BALL.
This long-looked for pleasure
came off last Fiiday night with an
eclat,good-nalure and satisfaction to
all which will place it on record as
"the event of the season."
On euleringilie Armory one could
not help being impressed witli the
profuse and tasteful decoiations,
which were suggestive of good cheer
and enjoyment. The words "be
merry" seemed to be written on
every palm leaf, flag and ribbon,
and upon the polished floor of the
newly renovated hall. After this,
the first to be noticed were, of
course, the ladies. The talent,
beauty, youth and virtue of Hono
lulu were there. Factions and
cliques were absent. To the delight
of all snubbery for once was forgot
ten. The gathering seemed to be
one large good-natured family.
Prominent among those present
were Lieutenant Carlin mid Dr.
Crawford of the Vandalia; Dr.
Bookey, Paymaster Moore and Lieu
tenant Prichard of flic English War
ship Espiegle; tho Dolphin being
represented by Lieutenants Benson
and Leiper. Alessrs.Clark and Fields
of the Clark Combination Company,
on their way to San Francisco from
the Colonies, were also there. The
military were represented very nu
merously, the main feature of this
representation being tho many offi
cers of the nativu corps. All the
officers of the Kings Own, the Cap
tain and lrst Lieutenant of the Le
leiohoku Guards, the first Lieuten
ant of the Prince's Own and Queen's
Own, and the Major and Quarter
master of tho Second Battalion, nil
added by their glittering uniforms
to the fairy-liko scene.
Tho late additions to I he Armory
never looked belter than they did
that night. Numeroiw mules were
set iu eacli room, neatly decorated,
and a collation which tas very
much appreciated was luruUhed by
the Elite at 11 o'clock. The excel
lency of Mr. Merger's band, letl by
himseff in person, was as usual,
At half past twelve tho hint waltz
was danced, and m retiring expres
sions of satisfaction and hopes fur
another event of the same kind at an
early date noiu heard Iroui all bides.
The boys did v, ell, Lot them doit
some more U the wish of the liuu.u
IIN, -Aug. 27.
HOTES FROM "THE DEW-KISSED
CITY OF THE ROVAI. LEHUA."
Sheriff Ililchejok, d Monday
last irndo another tUr among the
ll't i i .piur dealers, nil of them bo-
in IVn nguese. The follo ing were j
niisid: a. U. oerrao, dose u.
Sorr. n, Augustc Serrno, Jarditie,
stoic keeper for Dcsn, and C. Gal
nnto, all of the town ; Marian Mo
uce and Antonu Cbnrvcs, both of
Knhnlii Gulch; and ,. Luis of
Ilono'i u. All J'pleadlng guilty they
were fined as follows: Antotio and
Jose Serrao, Moneso and Gidantc,
each 310 and costs. The other
three 100 each, making a total of
1,500, which will all be paid into
the Government within a few days.
Our Sheriff is after these liquor
dealers and is giving them no rest.
He leaves in a few days to make
another trip over his domain by way
of Kau where tho Circuit Court sits
early in September. He is a thor
ough believer in keeping an eye up
on Ids subordinates all over this
The Hilo foreign school has open
ed a new term under its old teach
ers, Miss Hattie Coan and Miss El
vira Richardson. This school i3 not
under Government patronage to any
great extent, but ought to be made
a Government school, especially as
now all the Government schools arc
to be freo to all.
The following waudcrers have
been heard from, and may be ex
pected ' back : Mrs. L. Severance,
who is travelling in the East, is
looked for on the Lurlinc in Octo
ber; Mr. and Mrs. John Scott, who
have been summering in tho Cana
das and the Eastern States, are ex
pected back at the same time ; Mrs.
D. II. Hitchcock and Miss Alme
Hitchcock, who has just graduated
from the law department of An Ar
bor University, and lias been ad
mitted to the bar of the Supreme
Court of Michigan, are now rusticat
ing among the Catskills, and expect
to return on the .steamer of October
10 ; The Rev. Mr. Baker, who has
been making a three months' study
of all the lava flows on Hawaii since
the one of 188-1, will soon be back
and resume his labors as pastor for
the first foreign church. The in
formation winch he has picked up
will be of great service to the scien
tific study of volcanic lava Hows, as
ho is an accurate and careful in
vestigator. All Hilo will welcome back the
wanderers, as our little society has
missed very much the departure of
so many from among its small num
ber. Our little town is gradually grow
ing, and although its growth has iuot
been as great as it would have been
it Wilder had been able to have
gone on with his Hilo and Ilamakua
r.ulroad, yet our progress is steady.
Settlers of small means are coining
into town and building their little
homes wherever they can secure a
small lot. The lower part of the
town is pretty closely built up now,
and it is time a fire department was
organized here. Our local Road
Board has done all it could, so far,
towards putting the streets into
good shape, and when the road taxes
come in, they will be enabled to do
much more. The roads throughout
the district are in better repair now,
than they have been for years, and
it is possible for one to ride froin
Hilo to Laupahoehoc without" get
ting off his animal and leading liim
through a ditch to get up one of the
gulches. If we can have a fair ap
propriation for our roads through
the district for the next few years,
we will be able to drive in a car
riage from town to Ookala.
Hilo is still the same old place
despite the much vaunted opposi
tion to its prosperity, by many who
ought to have been its best friends.
Days come and go with the same
degree of stillness and lack of real
business, yet their number is many
who still indulge in the hopo of bet
ter times and the rendering of tardy
justice to our willing tax payers by
a Legislature pledged to carry out
its enactments according to the true
tenor and meaning thereof, and
not to ignore tho public works aud
necessitous improvement which that
body has provided for in the cur
rent Legislature, At Hilo it is and
always has been a crying shame,
tho utter neglect nnd wnut of wharf
accommodation. Tio second town
of this kingdom has but n small
shed, with a few steps from the
surfy waves, to receive the travell
er aud his baggage, and the main
front street is a disgrace to the pic
siding functionary and Hilo itself.
Of water there is more than to spare
in every part of the town, yet the
habits of the Portuguese and Chi
nese bordering on the streams are
such as to cause an increasing pollu
tion of tlio water rendering it dan
gerous to those compelled to use it,
as witness the late mortality by
typhoid fever etc In the town
nioit people beleivo that a respect
able load to tho Volcano would of
iUelf bo a great and desirable bene
fit to Hilo, as well as an undoubted
advantage to travelling tourists who
would enjoy a short stay in thin dis
trict. Thero can bo no doubt it
would, hugely enhance the public
good. Now that it is ascertained
there is n disappearance of blight
much attention is given to the
means lo bo ndoptcd by the Govern
on nt favouring the growtli and cul-
tiv.it urn of toffee. Thero is plenty
J of laud as well as are thero willing
j hands on Hawaii ready to bo used
i in this business, but as to the cnpl
1 tul required, that may require con
sideration nnd soma concern. Tlieso
and other mattcrst immediately
concerning tills district ato freely
ventilated, and betltr times for
Hilojtes in the near fulur- are ii av
dawning. If the Legislature ip
propri.ito means for public works
iu Hilo district, it is but reaon:iole
to grant that those -means are av 'li
able and that they will be devoted
to tho objects voted for and not
papsed over, as tbo-e hen-toff re,
be'-attse of tho mo. e urgent (?) te
quiremonts of a King's 'Palace or
the Pali road I (Gibson's regime.)
Should the best happen then we
may breathe a little more freely. All
persons having any stake in the
country have every confidence in tho
integrity and fixity of purpose of
the directors of the people for the
equal benefit of tho whole under the
present regime, and Hilo is not be
hind in her faith and aspirations.
Hilo, Aug. 23rd, 1888
Mr. Chas. N. Spencer, Inspector
General of Immigrants, returned
from a tour of inspection on tho
Waimea side of the island of Kauai,
this morning on the steamer Wai
alealc. The health of the people
on the plantations is very good.
There had been a few cases of Beri
beri among tho Japanese on Kokaha
plantation, but a change uf diet
soon restored them to health. Mr
Spencer states that in traveling from
Kekaha to Mana, ho experienced
the hottest kind of weather. The
steamer passed quite close to Kala
lau where arc a number of lepers.
As soon as they saw the steamer
they scudded as fast as their legs
would carry them. ' By the aid of a
powerful glass it was noticed that
three of them carried guns. Eighty
seven persons in all were counted,
probably not all lepers. Mr. Spen
cer will return to Kauai to finish the
inspection of that island and then
proceed to Maui. Sept. 8.
On Friday or Saturday next Ad
miral Kimberly will transfer his flac;
to the U. S. S. Dolphin. Next
week the U. S.S. Dolphin will prob
ably take the Admiral to the Flagship
Trenton, at Callao.
The Vandalia will remain here
until the arrival of the U. S. S.
Nipsic or tho U. S. S. Alert, when
she will sail for the Navy Yard at
San Francisco, for a general over
hauling.. The U. S. S. Mohican, now at San
Francisco will have her new officers
aud will be about ready when the
Vandalia reaches tho Navy yard, to
sail for Samoa to relieve" the U. S.
S. Adams, which vsssel's three
years' cruise is about up. Aug. 28.
The seventeen Chinamen who
came here from Hongkong by the
bark Printzenberg several weeks
ago, and who were not permitted to
land because their passports were
irregular, skipped from the vessel
Saturday night, under the cloak of
darkness, and have not yet been
caught. The Government held the
vessel responsible for" the Chinamen.
The agents of the bark had Bos'n
Ben and another man watching the
Celestials at the time of their escape.
The people of Honolulu do not
need informing that the electric
light is again doing duty. They
sec for themselves. During the past
two nights the lights have been
ablaze. The breakago which occa
sioned tho suspension of light for a
few nights, was remedied by tlio
foundry. The casing of the turbine
wheel was fractured. This lias been
replaced by new casing, cast at tho
foundry. Other repairs were effect
ed within the wheel at the same
time. At first thero was some talk
of sending the job over to the Coast
to be done, but it was ultmately de
cided to have it done at home, where
work of the kind can be done as
well as in nny other country, and
when freight and other charges are
taken into account, probably at no
greater cost, besides effecting a
saving of several weeks in the time.
AMETEUR MINSTRELS COMING.
The Honolulu Ameteur Minstrel
Company is a local combination of
young gentlemen, associated for the
purpose of giving public entertain
ments. The record of tho company
is known to most of our readers,
and il is a record of which there is
no occasion to the ashamed. "Chun
Hook," "the Bath-house scene,"
nnd "Our Navee," are well remem
bered as local faices placed on tho
stage of the Opera House by this
company, for many mouths past,
owing to the absence from the king
dom of some of the members, the
Amateur Minstrels havo not appear
ed to amuse the public. .It is with
plcusuie, however, that the Bui.i.i.i:
tin now announces that the people
of Honolulu will probably be afford
ed another oppnituuily uf greeting
tho company, within the nevt five
or six weeks, at the Opoia House.
The vacancies created by the absent
ones havo been filled, and tho com
pany with its full number aud
strength Is now rchcarsim; and
otherwise preparing for u public ex
hibition. The first cntPita uinent.
i which is expeeicd to be g'vt n w t..-
' in the period above nmmil, i to ' ..
'the firfct of a series. The piii o
will undoubledly be glad to see t;.
Honolulu Amateur Minstrel Cim
I pauy ou the boards again,
KAWAHAi? liOTEL ARRIVALS.
Sept. 1-2 F. II. A'l't.n and
wife, lolttrncd from I'.nglaud) . C.
Siieyd-Kyimcr-lo.y and wife, Mrs. C.
A. Chnpiu, C. O. Ciiapln, Mi-s
paid, Miss N. Hind, Kolinla; W.
1J. Cornwell, Waikapu, Maui; Mr.
Cuthbert, Hawaii ; O. P. Downing,
San Francisco; Miss Ingle, Mis.
Odell, Volcano; II. Crawford, .1.
Ro"ho and J. C. Wilson, Vandalia;
The grading of (he small street
back of the Union Feed Co. by Mr.
T. Graham Gribble, is in progress.
A railroad track hu3 been tempor
arily laid from near tho King's Boat
House to the junction of this small
jIptI and Fort street. A locotno
ne is employed in drawing cars
loaded with soil taken from the
bench near the Boat House, aud
distributing it along the street The
locomotive did not work very well
in its first trial this afternoon'. She
had 125 pounds of steam on, but
could not. draw four loaded cats.
Mr. Gribble lias a good force of men
on and will, most lively, make
rapid progress when fairly started.
A PRETTY PICTURE.
Mr. Jos. Strong has just complet
ed a very pretty picture, in black
and white, to be sent to New York
to be engraved. The picture is 18
by 2-1 iiu-lies in dimensions, and is
made up of a variety of minor Ha
waiian views. The central figure
is the Hawaiian Hotel, and this is
surrounded by views of Honolulu
harbor, Waikiki beach, the Rainbow
Falls at Hilo, a lava overflow, a
'cocoanut grove, and others, with a
Hawaiian lady surmounting the
whole. The various parts which
combine to make the complete pic
ture are very tastefully and artisti
cally arranged to the best advan
tage and to produce the best effect.
It is really a work of art, creditable
to the artist whose brains and brush
At about 5 a'clock Saturday after
noon the house ownod by Mrs. Holt
on Fort street, just below School
street, and occupied by Mr. Slcssin
ger, took fire. The fire companies
responded promptly to the alarm,
and several good streams of water
were playing on to tho burning
bouse in a few minutes. The attic
and roof of the dwelling were des
stroyed by the flames, while the in
terior of the bouse was only scorch
ed. The furniture, whieh was pretty
much saved, was insured for 8-!,000.
The house was also insured and will
probably be re-built by the insur
Shortly after 3 o'clock this morn
ning the residence of Manuel E. Sil
va, Nuiianu Valley, near the old ice
works caught fire and was burned
to the ground. The house was in
sured for 1,000. Aug. 27.
THE S. N. CASTLE ASHORE.
Quite early this morning a tele
phonic message reported the bark
entinc S. N. Castle ashore at Kua
loa, near Col. Judd's ranch. At
about 8 o'clock the agents of the
barkentinc, Messrs. Castlo & Cook,
despatched the tug Eleu to the res
cue. Reports were continually re
ceived and the blackboards of tho
news-dealers kept the public pretty
well informed as to the position of
the Castle. The steamers J. A.
Cummins and Waiinanalo, being in
the vicinity of Kualoa at the
time of the casualty, were th
first to reach the Castle
and at a few minutes before 12
o'clock a report came that the bark
entinc was afloat and on her way to
Honolulu. The vessel went aground
at about half tide aud nt the time of
her getting off the tide was pielty
high. .Seamen say that tho reef at
Kualoa is covered with about one
foot of sand and the chances aie
that the Castle is but slightly
scratched. At about 2:30 o'clock
this afternoon the S. N. Castle was
reported off Waiinanalo in tow of
the steamer J. A. Cummins. Sept.
The barkentinc S. N. Castlo, Cap
tain Hubbard, entered port last
evening, in tow of the tug Klue anil
anchored iu the stream. The Castle
went onto the reef at Kualoa at
1 :30 o'clock Thursday morning,
during a squall. About a mile or
two from where she became fust she
lightly touched a reef, and seeing a
light, and supposing it to bo Molo
kai light, stood off, but, stuck
another reef and stuck there. Her
chonomcter was about 30 miles out.
Anchors and other gear were run
out and tlio vessel was hauled off
into four fathoms of water. About
20 minutes later stuck another reef,
by her anchor breaking. Kedgo
anchors weio run out and shortly
before 12 o'clock the vessel wa's
hauled clear of the second reef,
and having telephoned to Honolulu
for assistance she remained at an
chor until the bteamor Cummins
arrived and towed her out lo sea.
Tho entire shoe of the Castle was
torn off and her keel pretty badly
broken. The sea became smooth
shortly after tho Castle first struck,
and tho bumping of tho vessel on
the reef, was comparatively light.
Sho made water but slowly; not
enough to damage the cargo and
requiring the wording of the pumps
but once an hour, The Castlo
docked at Biever'.s wharf this
morning and uftej- .discharging will
go ou tho Marino Railway. Sopl 7-
H. r. u.
A meeting of tlio Boaul of Kcp
acntatives o the Honolulu Firo De
partment was held last evening nt
tlio Bell Tower with a fair attend
ance. Chief Engineer Wilson
brought up the matter .of providing
a rogistcrfor rceoi ding the names of.
firemen, and the deaths, etc sin'O
its organization. A coniiui' '" xi
five was appointed lo work n tho
legi ter. Other business transacted
was of tlio usual routine chnractcr.
THE BATH HOUSE CASE.
The case of Chas. Molteno, pro
pi ictor of the Kapiolani Bath House,
charge with selling spirituous liquors
without a license, was concluded
late yesterday afternoon, the defen
dant being found guilty.- No de
fense was offered and Molteno was
sentenced to four months imprison
ment at hard labor and to pay a
flue of S500 with G.OO costs. An
appeal was noted to the October
term of tlio Supreme Court before a
jury. Molteno is out on a 1,200
bail bond. Sept. 7.
A quarterly nicotine of the
tecs of the Queen's Hospital,
held UiM niorniiiL', Hon. C. R.
hoi) " the chair. The physicians
report wjis read and accepted. The
visilin-j; committee made a satisfac
tory rcpoit on the condition of the
Hospital. lions. M. P. Robinson,
II. A. Widemann andS. M. Damon
were appointed visiting committee
for the t nailing quarter. The death
of tho Hon. S. G. Wilder was re
marked upon by the Hon. C. R.
Bishop in leeling terms. Hon W.
C. Paike was elected lo fill the vac
ancy ou the board of trustees caused
by the death of Mr. Wilder. ScpU
THE KALAKAUA SAILS.
The bark Knlakaua sailed for Ta
hiti via Kawaihae, Hawaii, this
afternoon. Captain J. Ross, acting
as agent for Mr. Sam Parker, went
by the vessel and will try-and start
a maiket at Tahiti for Hawaiian
cattle, 200 of which were taken by
the baik this trip. Sheds and other
arrangements have been made on
the vessel to accommodate the cat
tle. Mr. Cathcait, assistant book
keeper at Wilder & Co., was a pas
senger by the Kalakaua. Mr. Cath
cart leaves for a vacation. Sept. 4.
A WILLING PRISONER.
A Portuguese boy about 5 years
of age, was bitten by a dog while
stealing fruit at Kalilii, yesterday.
The father of the boy came to town
with the youngster, this morning,
to swear out a warrant for the ar
rest of the owner of the dog. Tho
owner getting wind of the move
ment came in and gave himself up,
without being arrested. The whole
story, both sides, having been told
in the Police Court, this noon, and
tho bites having been examined,
the case was dismissed to the groat
disappointment of the father, who
said his boy would become sick
within" 10 days. Sept. 8.
A MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE.
The steamer Kinau brings news
of a supposed case of murder. On
Sept. 3rd, Mr, D. Kapahee, school
teacher, called on Captain Eldart,
Sheriff and Agent of Board of
Health for Puna, presumably to
draw his pay, and has not been seen
since. A diligent search was im
mediately instituted as soon as Ka
pahee was missed, and the only
imaginable trace of him was a trail
of blood which led to no further
development. Kapahee is supposed
to have been murdered and China
men are suspected of tho crime.
It i- n ported of this great Ameri
can 1 iwyer, that while riding on
horsiUuk, a friend standing on tho
street called him up to the curb
stone, and asked him a short legol
question, which O'Connor readily
answered, and after his return to his
office, ho sent a fco bill to that
fiiend for that opinion. Tho friend
hesitated and said, "it was a mere
horseback opinion." O'Connor said,
"it was sound nevertheless, and
ho could not sec, why a sound horse
back opinion should not be paid for,
as well as any other sotmd opinion."
He made the man pay.
A LADY'S LETTER.
A Christchurch, New Zealand,
paper publishes a letter descriptive
of a visit to the Hawaiian Islands
and the Volcano of Kilauca, by a
lady. The wholo is very readable,
but is too lengthy for reproduction
in our columns at present. Tho
concluding paragraph is hero giveu,
ns indicating what a lady tourist who
has nothing but admiration for the
natural wonders of the country, im
plies in regard to our barbaric pass
port system, which our Legislature
has declined to abolish :
"Beforo closing this letter 1 must
givo one little piece of advico to
tourists btaying in Honolulu. It is
to ask for llicir bills at hotels or
boarding houses in good timo beforo
their steamer sails, or tliey may find,
themselves disgracefully over-charged,
when it is loo Into tq dispute
their bill, and the law is so made
thtit n creditor may prevent a debtor
from leaving tho place, no matter
how unjust the debt, may be. I
know of a party who stayed at a
place iu Honolulu who suffered in
this way to the tuuu of about
tweuty-six dollars overcharge, but
they had no redress.as their steamer
tu just about sailing,'