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THE SUGAR TRUST.
iiinm KFFOHT TO
1IKAU OIT Ct.AUS
Tlio New York "Sun" of Septem
ber 28lh, 1ms llio following:
The chief reason for Hie attempt
of the Sugar Trust and the wholc
salo grocer's combination to coino
together at this time has been ex
plained to the Evening Sun by per
sons in a position to know.
When the Sugar Tiust was organ
ized and sought to bring Glaus
Spreekcls, the San Francisco sugar
king, into it, he declined. Then it
is reported that the Trust told him
that they would enter into competi
tion with him on the Pacific slope.
Spreekcls replied that they should
be received with open arms, espe
cially as lie intended to build facto
ries in the East that could supply
the sugar trade in America.
This was regarded as a big bluff,
but Sprocket's first factory is now
going up. One of the contractors,
Mr. P. Dundore of Philadelphia,
said yestculay that his Hun was
working night and day, getting out
the iron work for tho Spreckels re
finery, and the entire attention of
his great plant was given up to this
work, as the refinery is contracted
to be finished on June 1 next.
This refinery, which is only one
of those that Spreekcls intends to
build, is one of tho largest in the
So, after June 1 next, Spreekcls
will bo manufacturing sugar here
and putting it on the market m com
petition with thc'Sugar Trust.
Tho Trust finding that Spreekcls
is in earnest, and knowing that he
has the capital to carry out his plans
and to fight them, are making great
efforts to head him off in the nine
months that will elapse before ho
can get to work, and therain is con
tained the secret of the recent at
tempts to bring the grower's combi
nation and the Sugar Trust to
gether. It is asserted by a prominent gro
cer that the Trust offered to give
the grocers' combination a rebate of
half a cent a pound in sugar, pro
vided a great majority of the whole
sale grocers came into the combina
tion and provided tho combination
made a contract to take their sugar
exclusively from the Trust, and for
a period of not less than five years.
This rebate, it was thought, would
drive all competing houses either
into the combination or out of the
market, while the ironclad contract
to buy only of the trust for five
years would deprive Spreekcls of
the means of reaching the consum
ers. The exclusive publication in tho
Evening Sun of the meeting of last
week, it is asserted will probably
prevent the consummation of the
negotiations with tho Trust, as a
large number of wholesalers who
had not yet come into the combina
tion have thereby been informed of
what was going on and are talking
decidedly in opposition to the pro
There is now every indication that
the grocers fully comprehend their
advantageous position, and will play
Spreckels the big king, against the
combine and make better arrange
ments than they ever dreamed they
THE SAMOAN QUESTION.
A dispatch from Washington Oct.
3d says. The Samoan question has
reached a point that makes its satis
factory settlement a matter of very
great concern to the United States,
and tho most caieful attention is
now being paid to it by our Govern
ment. President Cleveland has re
cently taken hold of the subject,
and there is reason to believe that
it will soon be laid before the Cabi
net for consideration. The recent
course of Germany in seizing and
carrying off the Samoan King and
Belling up an insurgent in his place
certainly appears to bo flagrant vio"
Iatlon of the agreement between that
government and Great Britain and
the United States, that the autonomy
of the Samoan Islands shall not bo
disturbed. Tho Samoans have re
volted against the King set up bj'
the Germans, and had him and his
party cooped up in the capital. It
is easy to see that complications
more serious than any that have
gone before may follow tho present
situation, and there is a. strong fcel
inc here that it is time for tho
United States to take decisive stops
towards curbing Germany's aggres
sions. Tho continued independence
and neutrality of the Samoau Isl
ands, nro of high importance, to tho
Government especially, because the
islands lie practically in tho track of
all vessels using either of tho pro
jected isthmian canals. Opinion is
divided as to tho best courso for this
Government to adopt; but from
what can be learned in State Depart
ment circles, a movement of some
kind may be expected soon, and it
will not be in tho direction of con
senting to any further aggressive
violations of Germany's agreement.
THE REV. Tc. OCGEL.
Tho Chicago "Tribune" of Sept.
17th, in speaking of the Presbyter
ian Church, Pullman, Illinois, of
which Rev. E. C. Oggel is pastor
says: Mr, Oggel is a man with a
history. He is a native of Holland,
but was educated at Rutgers Col
lego, New Jersey ; was pastor for
four years of the Westminster
Church on the West Side, and spent
tureo years in missionary work in
Jip was pastor of
Church. Ho is thoroughly conver
sant with tho recont stirring events
of King Kalaknun's dominions, and
proposes at an early dalo to enlight
en his pcoplo on theso topics, lie
is uti earnest preacher ; forcible,
logical, nnd eloquent. His discourse
yesterday on the duty of Christians
to labor for tho conversion of their
brotlii en was practical, not polemi
cal, and characterized by a broad,
tolerant, and pious spirit. His con
gregation is an exceptionally intelli
S. S. ARABIC.
The O. and O. S. S. Arabio Capl.
W. M. Smith, arrived unexpectedly
off port this morning from Hong
kong and Yokohama, en route to
San Francisco. Por this poit she
brings 191 Chinese and -13 Japanese,
and has in transit 185 passengers.
She leaves at 8 o'cloek this evening,
the mail closing at tho Post Ofllco
at 5 o'clock.
Forty three of the 191 Chinese on
board tho Arabic for this port were
not allowed to land their passports
not being in good order. The
steamer left nt 11:30 o'cloek last
evening, Mr. T. Graham Gribble, of
the Tramways Co.,
being a passcn-
ger. Oct. 19.
An application was this morning
filed by Messrs. II. Ilackfcld & Co.,
principal creditors for temporary
administration upon the estate of
one Manuel Vincent jr. of Makawao,
Maui, who died on the 13th inst. by
tho falling of n tree. The deceased
was a store-keeper, doing business
in Kaluanui, in said Makowao. Mr.
S. F. Chillingworth, the deputy
sheriff, under instructions of the
widow, had taken possession of the
store, goods and cash, and awaits
further instructions from the credit
ors in Honolulu. Yesterday a meet
ing of creditors was hold in tho store
of Messrs. Hackfeld & Co. , when it
was resolved to apply for temporary
administration with letters to Mr.
John P. Hackfeld, which being
done, the Court (Preston J.), grant
ed the same under bond of SO, 000,
being the estimated value of the es
tate. Monday, the 12th of Novem
ber next was appointed for the
hearing of further proceedings in
tho matter, notice of which to ap
pear in the English and Portuguese
languages of tho time and place.
W. A. Whiting appeared for the
The S. F. "Post" of October 3d
has the following: The Pacific Im
provement Company, which is
another name for the Southern Paci
fic Company of Kentucky, is con
ducting negotiations witli British ship
owners for tlie purcliase or tnree
additional steamers for service on
the China line of tho Occidental &
Oriental lino. The company lias al
ready bought one steamer, the San
Mateo, which is to be placed under
the Hawaiian flag, and may ply to
the railroad company's recently pur
chased mines in British Columbia,
or may go on the China route- The
company has evidently given up its
project to build a collier to fly the
The Pacific Mail Company is to
increase its fleet by one stearaer,aud
possibly two, as large as the City of
Peking. George J. Gould has let a
contract to Pcarcc, the Clyde ship
builder (John Elder & Co.) for one
steel steamer. This vessel, of
course, cannot go on the American
register, but it is understood that
she will fly the Hawaiian flag. It
was hoped by American shipbuilders
that Mr. Gould would let a contract
to one of the American firms, so
that the Pacific Mail lino would con
tinue to bo strictly an American
POSTAL MONEY ORDERS.
The business done at the Post Of
fice in monev orders is very much
on the increase. Mr. Z. K. Meyers
who has charge of this department
states that in the month of Septem
ber he paid 779 orders with a total
Honolulu' social club.
The semi-annual dance of the
Honolulu Social Club at Mclnerny
Hall passed off last evening in a
very pleasant manner. The hall
was tastily decorated for tho
occasion, and the attendance was
quite largo. There were fifteen
(lances on tho programme, and the
music was good. Tho Elito Ice
Cream Parlors furnished refresh
ments. Oct. 19.
Last evening a meeting of Com
pany A of tho Honolulu Rifles was
held at the Armory for tho purpos"o
of electing a Captain and 1st
Lieutenant vice James W. Pratt
and James L. Torbert, resigned.
Charles T. Wilder who has been 1st
Lieutenant commanding, was elect
ed Captain by a vote of 22 to 5.
W. C. Wilder Jr. was unanimously
elected first lieutenant and sergeant
Fred W. Wood ns second lieutenant.
After November, 1889, the ter
minus of the Oceanic Steamship lino
will probably be Melbourne instead
of Sydney. The reason for the
change is that tho government of
New South Wales is somewhat hos
tile to granting a subsidy while that
of Victoria is in favor of it and it is
stated that Victoria and New Zea
land arc ready to give a long timo
contract to the company, hence the
dailv buLlMmjs1 Wifllafcj
SUPREME COURT OF 1 HE HAWAIIAN
ISLANDS OCTOBER TERM.
MoKDAY, Oct 15.
J. II orberl Reeves vs. Tho Puu
loa Sheep and Stock Ranch Com
pany, a corporation. Assumpsit.
Agreement of counsel and oral mo
tion to file waiver of jury nllowed.
V. V. Ashford for plaihtiff; P.
Ncujnaun for defendant.
Melcawa and Kcaliikanakaolo her
husband vs. Tho Laupahoehoe Su
gar Company and K. W. Barnard.
Ejectment. Plaintiffs file for dis
continuance and it in allowed. W.
0. Smith for plaintiffs ; P. M". Hatch
for Laupahoehoe Sugar Company;
no appearance of or for Barnaul.
Tuksuay, Oct. 1C.
Kanaloa nnd M. S. Kn her hus
band vs. Tho Union Mill Company,
a corpoiation ; tho trustees of the
Anglican Church in Hawaii, a cor
poration and George P. Holmes.
Klec ment. Tried beforo a mixed
jury. Continued from tho 15th.
W. C. Achi for plaintiffs ; A. Rosa
and W. 0. Smith for defendants.
Still on trial.
Tuesday, Oct. lGth.
Kanaloa vs. Union Mill Co. Eject
ment. Tried beforo a mixed jury
who return a unanimous verdict, by
direction of the Court for defend
ant. Thuhsday, Oct. 18th.
Congdon vs. Ackermann and
Schacfer. Claim for 5,000 dam
ages for trespass. Continued from
the 17th. V. V. Ashford joining
counsel for plaintiff. After defend
ants' resting Mr. Hatch orally moves
that upon tho pleadings and the
evidence tho Court direct a verdict
for the defendants, and after argu
ment by himself and Mr. C. W.
Ashford and Mr. Ilartwell, the Court
rules in favor of the motion of the
defendants and instructs tho jury;
that plaintiff has not brought a case,
that is supported in law and in fact,
and that thcie is nothing for them
to deliberate upon, and that there
fore they must give a verdict for tho
defendants. Plaintiff excepts to the
instructions of the Court to the jury.
Whereupon, without retiring, at
2:53 p. m., the jury render an oral
verdict for tho defendants. Plaintiff
notes general exceptions to the ver
dict as contiary to the law and the
FniDAY, Oct. 19th.
In the matter of the bankrupt es
tate of P.. W. Laine. Mr. A. J.
Caitwright the assignee submits an
account which tho Court exrminos
and appiove3. The assignee reports
that he is able to pay a final divi
dend of 20V per cent. The total
amount to be distributed is $1227,
51. The Court ordered that on fil
ing of creditors, receipts ho bo dis
charged and his bond cancelled.
This is tho first bankrupt matter set
tled under the new act relating to
bankrupt estates, the assignees com
pensation being increased from 5 to
10 per cent, on the 1st thousand and
5 per cent, on the balance. Under
the old act it was 5 per cent, on all
receipts. Assignee in person.
J. S. Martin vs. L. B. Kerr. Tres
pass. New trial granted by the de
cision of the full Court on August
3d, upon defendant's motion of
Anril 20. 1888 : verdict and judg
ment having been given on April 12, I
1888, for plaintiff for one tliousancl
dollars damages. Continued from
tho 18th. Before a foreign jury.
V. V. Ashfoid for plaintiff; A. S.
Ilartwell for defendant.
Manuloa (k.) vs. Ako, ejectment
for a piece of land in North' Kona,
area 205 acrc3. Jury waived from
July term, 1887. Heard in Cham
bers by concent.
J. S. Martin vs. L. B. Kerr. Tres
pass. Jury rolurn a verdict for
plaintiff for $1,500. Motion for a
new trial made by defendant.
J. S. Martin vs. L. B. Kerr. As
sumpsit, 81,000, for balauco of
salary on alleged yeaily engagement
which was broken, u. w. Asiiioru
and V. V. Ashford for plaintiff; A.
S. Ilartwell for defendant. Verdict
for defendant. Appeal noted by
Cnpt. Cluney was awoke this
morning a little before 5 o'clock by
somo one trying to unlock his door.
Upon going out ho discovered a man
jumping off his verandah It seems
that four prisoners (unattended by
a guard) ork around tho govern
ment stables, and tho captain has
very strong suspicion that it is one
of these that attempted to break
into his house, as ono of them was
recognized to bo the man who at
tempted to break into the captain's
cookhpuso a short timo ago.Oct. 19.
ADMITTED TO THE BAR.
In the Supremo Court Thursday,
beforo Chief Justice Judd, Mr.
Gardner K. Wilder, son of Hon. W.
C. Wilder, was admitted as a prac
titioner to all the Courts in tho
Hawaiian Kingdom, on a diploma
from the law department of tho
University of Michigan, U. S. A.
Mr. Wilder also presented a certi
ficate of admission to tho Supreme
Court of Michigan. Tho applica
tion had been ponding several weeks
waiting naturalization papers, which
tiio applicant only received yester
day. Tho steamship Zeulaudia beat tho
City of Now York over 20 hours on
thoir last trip to San Francisco. The
Zoalundia's owners are much elated
over their vessel having shown bo
fleet a pair of heels to her opponent.
smtM-AiWi uoiNOluLu, ii. r., oua'oHism sa.
A HAVAL COMBAT!
YACHTS, WAR, ANU WATr.K-MKI.OKS I I
A desperate oncountcr bctwoon
two of the principal yachts of tho
Hawaiian squadron, took place in
our harbor last Saturday afternoon,
which camo near resulting disas
trously, and is here recorded as a
bit of important island history.
It was watched witli intense in
terest by the forecastle bauds of tho
Aleit, who were so excited over the
event that they tried to induce tho
olllcer of tho deck to send a boat to
A newly painted yacht, witli sails
freshly washed, which flew the signal
"II. I. D. B." was gracefully riding
the waves on a light summer breeze,
closely foliowed by another vaoht
flying tho signal "S. W. P. M."
Tho crew of tho latter had boen
curiously watched by the boat boys
and long-shore men, as they filed
aboard their craft with water-melons
under each arm, carried with
much care as if each were a torpedo
or a dynamite cartridge. Tho belli
gerent appearance of this crew in
duced our correspondent to seek a
position on board the Alert from
which point of vantage ho observed
the following straugc proceedings :
After sailing some distance to sea
the yacht "S. W. P. M." was ob
served to bear down upon the "II.
I. D. B." and as she passed her,
delivered a broadside of water
melons, which exploded upon the
"II 1. D. B." striking its diminutive
captain, the tall handsome mate,and
its heavily bearded crew, while the
sails were riddled with melon-shot.
Tho littlo skipper of the "II. I.
D. B." becoming fiercely excited,
ran to the bows of his craft and with
rage upon his brow shouted : Jiun
them down 1
Tho order was promptly obeyed,
while the skipper stood in tho rig
ging prepared to firo hot shot into
Soon tho yachts collided tho tac
tics of the "S. W. P. M." bringing
them broadsido to. As they clinched,
the little captain, clinging close to
the ratelines, heaved a big kick at
the blue ribbon captain of the "S.
W. P. M." Quick as thought the
latter seized his leg, while one of his
counter-jumping crew giappled for
'ard ; while in this war-like position
a sudden squall came over the reef
and immediate orders were given,
Let go legs and grappling irons!
The yachts paitccl, but not with
out a farewell volley of small shot
from the "S. W. P. M." which dis
abled the handsome mate, drenching
his shirt front with what appeared
to bo gore ; imprecation meanwhile
being hurled at each other by the
captains of the respective crafts.
Both the yachts lay by on the
wind to repair damages. The "II.
I. D. B." appeared inclined to show
her heels and avoid further conflict,
but the "S. W. P. M." was evident
ly bent on a decisive conflict, and
bore down once more upon the
On boafd the latter yacht great
excitement prevailed, while the crew
of the "H. I. D. B." prepared to
repel boarders by arming themselves
with row-locks and belaying pins.
There was now every indication
of a hot and bloody conflict.
The attacking party, getting with
in range, sent forth a volley of fiery
looking shot, which so enraged the
defenseless "H. I. D. B." that they
hove to for battle.
Again the yachts grappled. The
little captain, with a fierce yell of
defiance leaped aboard tho assailant,
and fell with rage upon his rival.
After a brief, firce struggle he was
seized by the burly mate who, shout
ing, Take back your down cast
pirate, hurled him aboard the "PI.
I. 1). B." whose crew was blinded
by the hot shot of the enemy.
Again they parted, while the "II.
I. D. 13." made all haste for the
safety of the harbor, the ensign
wildly waving a flag of truce to tho
closely following victorious yacht.
While the attacking party woro
evidently considering tho situation,
they had gradually come within
range of the gunB of the Alert and
both fearing tho interference of this
formidable man-of-war, an armistice
was declared, in token of which a
huge peace-offering was sent aboard
tho defeated yacht in tho shape of n
large ripe water-melon, both yachts
returning quietly to their moorings.
Y. M. C. A.
The regular monthly meeting of
the Y. M. C. A. was held last even
ing, with a somewhat small attend
ance. Threo now members were
elccied. Rev. Dr. C. M. Hyde re
ported orally a much increased at
tendance in thu reading and social
In behalf of the entertainment
committeo Mr. P. C. Jones spoke of
a reception to Mr. Chas. M. Cooke,
to bo tendered him on his return
home from the World's Y. M. C. A.
Convention recently held at Stock
holm, and where ho was the dele
gate of tho Honolulu Y. M. C. A.
The matter was referred to tho
committee for action.
Tho subject of the Association
week of prayer in" November was
brought up by Hon. J. B. Atherton,
and it was decided to observe it by
holding special meetings.
His Honor tho Chief Justice spoke
of the good woik being done by tup
Hawaiian bianch of the Y. M. O.A.,
and Mr. Jones reported tho meet
ings for men held in Brewer's block
as a success. Tho treasurer Mr. E.
O. White repoited a balance of over
18 in tho treasury. The receipts
for tho month wcro $190. Qct, ;0,
MljUww Wpwwwwnwniawi 'riotaup i iu i'f ' wiwwwwwtw
booked to leave.
By tho Australia, Tucsdav, Octo
ber 23rd.: lion. W. U. luvin, Mrs.
Irwin, child and maid, Muster Hen
llolliday, 13. D. Toiincy, Miss Came
ron, W. Jt Ufotlcrick, wifo and child,
Miss Mary Dyke, Mrs. Lacy, C. W.
Mncfnrlano, wife and child, E. M.
Walsh, Mr. and Mrs. James,
Hon. II. A. Widomnnn, II. Snihloy,
Mrs. C. L. Wight, Miss Anna J'atiH,
.1. It. S. Kynnereloy and wife, M.
Dickson, II. C. Bryant and Wife, H.
A. I'urmeleo and wife, Miss Lottie
l'nrmclcu. Cnpt. D. T. Mannix, Hon.
W. 0. Wilder, Mrs. Farnsworth and
child, J. W. Barnes, 0. 1 Downing.
G. E. BOARDMAH BUYS A RANCH.
Tho Templcton Times of Sept.
22d, published at Temploton, San
Luis Obispo county, California, con
tains tho following:
George E. Boardman and wife of
Honolulu havo been visiting here
for several days and left for San
Francisco last Thursday morning,
but we hopd they will return to
Templcton again before finally leav
ing for the Islands. Mr. Boaidman
fills the responsible position of De
puty Collector of Customs of Hono
lulu and is spending his annual offi
cial vacation in California. Like all
who examine our locality he was so
favorably impressed with our coun
try that he purchased one hundred
and ten acres on the Eureka ranch,
adjoining the propcity of Mr. King,
and has made arrangements for
fencing, plowing, and setting out
tr es and vines this coming season.
We arc glnd to welcome Mr. Board
man as a property owner among us,
and we are quite sure that he has
made an investment from which he
will derive a handsome profit and,
if he should desire it, secured a
most eligible site for a beautiful
Deputy Marshal Ilopkin's ic
tuincd from Kaneoke last evening
after holding an inquest on tho body
of Yong Fat. Following is the
verdict of the Jury:
"An inquisition taken atKaneoho,
Island of Oahu, on the 18th day of
October, in the year 1888, before
Asa Kaulia, Esquire, one of the
coroners of the said island, upon
the body of Yong Fat there lying
dead, by tho oaths of the jurors
whose names arc hereto subscribed,
etc., do say that the said Yong Fat
(Chinese) came to his death on or
about the morning of Weduosday
the 17th day of October, 1S88, be
tween the hours of 12 and 1 o'clock
in tho lockup at Kaneoho aforesaid,
from a wound inflicted on the head
at Kaneohc aforesaid by the hand of
either Robert Wnialeale or Ahaula
of said Kaneohc with a blunt in
strument (supposed to be a hoe).
In testimony whereof the said coio
ncr and five of the jurors of this in
quest have hereunto set their hands
the day and year first aforesaid.
"Signed) Asa Kaulia, coroner;
William Henry, Robert Brown, Jas.
Olds, David Watson, A. Ku."
"I agiee to the foregoing with
the exception that I find that tho
said Yong Fat cninc to his death by
the aforesaid wound m common
with other wounds inilicted on his
body jointly by Robert Waialoale
and Ahaula aforesaid at the time
and place aforesaid, and by being
at the same time roughly thrown
down and otherwise ill-treated by
Ahaula aforesaidr In testimony
whereof, etc. (Signed) Robert Ma
knhalupa." The two men Waialcale and Aha
ula arc at present in tho Station
House, awaiting the action of the
Attorne3'-Gencral. Oct. 19.
THE PACIFIC CABLE.
Premier of Victoria has re
a lotter from Mr. C. Rowan,
in Australia of the Pacific
Cable Company, stating that on his
return from Australia, Mr. Owen
Jones, one of the directors of tho
Pacilio Telegraph Company (Limit
ed), had been in communication
with the authorities, and that the
Canadian Government intends in
viting delegates from each of jjicse
colonics to Ottawa, to discuss the
cable schomc and mail service from
Vancouver to Australia.
On the down trip of the S. S.
Alameda, on September 1 1th, in
hit. 25.40 south, long. 172.48 west,
II. P. Bolton, aged 21 years, a na
tive of England, one of tho seamen
on board tho steamer accidently fell
overboard while in ho act of get
ting on tho stage plank. Life buoys
were thrown over, a boat was low
orcd, and every ofiort made to save
him, but without success. He was
seen for but a few minutes, and
then disappeared. The boat search
ed for an hour and forty minutes,
but as ho was not seen again,, the
search had to be abandoned.
A CAY SEND-OFF.
Tho Alameda left her dock sharp
at noon to-day, for San Francisco.
There was the liveliest kind of a
time on the wharf previous to her
departure Tho Hawaiian Band
was there and discoursed popular
music much to tho delight of tho
through passengers, who gavo three
hearty cheors for tho Honolulu
baud. Nearly all of tho passengers
were decorated with lois, and much
amusement was caused by two mem
bers of tho London Gaiety Com
pany with their antics. A number
of native boys were nlongaido the
steamer diving for coin which was
liberally thrown from tho deck by
tho passengers. Taken nltogelhcr,
it was oio of the gayest send-offd
I for ft steamer hi a long time. Oct, 20.
The concert given at the Hawai
ian Hotel by the Hawaiinn band
and tho U. S. S. Brooklyn's band,
last night, was a treat. Tho first
four pieces on tho programme wore
ployed by our own band, led by
Mr. Bcrgcr. The second part con
sisted oT four pieces by the Brook
lyn's band, led by lUr. D. Ficea,
their regular bandmaster. In the
third part the two bands combined,
the respective bandmasters alter
nating in tho leadership. Between
the second and third paits scvcial
vocal pieces wcro interpcised by
the Hawaiian band boys. That the
music both instrumental and vocal
was appreciated, was attested by
hearty applause, particularly when
the two bands combined.
There was an immense crowd of
people present. Tho balconies of
the Hotel, which were gaily lighted
by colored lanterns, were jammed
full of 'interested listeners. Every
available scat in the grounds, and
indeed almost every bit 6f standing
room, ;i3 also occupied. Incau
descent electiio lights scattered
among the trees and shrubbery
aided the moon in furnishing illum
ination. Tho bands occupied the
rotunda in front of the Hotel.
Shortly after the commencement
of the concert, tho steamship Ala
meda roached tho wharf, and most
of her passengers found their way
to where the music was. Judging
from frequent exclamation, they
appeared very much pleased both
witli the surroundings and the con
cert. A pleasant dance followed in the
laigo parlor of the Hotel.
It is to be hoped that the music
ians of the Brooklyn, who contribut
ed so much towards the pleasure of
this occasion and who delighted our
pcoplo with their music, may be
induced more than once again to
similarly join our local forces and
favor us during their stay in port.
All the polls in Portuguese India
are infected with cholera.
A canal will soon be built between
tho Black and Caspian Seas.
JLhc sights of the now British rule
allow for an elevation up to 2,800
Spain has ordered the construc
tion of threo new cruisers and four
Prince Bismarck's second son,
Wilhelm, is named to succeed Hcrr
Cronach as Governor of.a district in
A fever of a violent form has ap
peared in Crookliaven, England.
Vessels havo been warned not to
approach the port.
Small-pox at Buffalo is becoming
alarming. School children and fac
tory emploi'ccs arc subjected to
Chauncey M. Depew says that the
eyes of the nations arc upon the
young Emperor of Germany more
than on all other rulers of Europe.
The greatest shooting ever done
in a single day was by Lord Wal
mingham on his moor on August
30th. He killed 1,058 grouse in
thirteen hours, there being forty
A salt syndicate lias been organ
iscd inj England which proposes to
increase the wholesale pi ice from CO
cents to nearly 82 per ton. Tho
syndicate anticipates a profit of 83,
000,000. It is said, however, that
Corbett, the salt king, will fight the
The German military authorities
havo experimented successfully with
nifiht attacks by the aid of electric
light. The beam of light is reflect
ed from a mil ror 200 yai? distant
from the lamp, so that the enemy
cannot tell where the battery is.
An old innn was watching a bal
loon ascension at Ceutervillo, Mich.,
when his feel became entangled in
the ropes and he was borne 1,000
feet aloft, head downward. The
acionaut dicw the old man upon the
trapeze bar, and the two mado a
The Republic Taiiff Bill just in
troduced in tho United States Sen
ate is an attempt to deal a terrific
blow at the sugar and rice interests
of those Islands. It makes a cut of
over fifty (50) per cent, in the tariff
on sugar and another of sixty (CO)
per cent, on riae. The Mills Bill
makes a moderate reduction in the
duties on sugar and rice but accom
panies it by a general lightening of
all burdens so that its passage
would leavo the sugar interests in
belter condition than before. Tho
Semite bill makes the slashing cut
as above and gives no corresponding
relief whatever in other directions.
It is not hard jiibt now to tell in
whoso direction thu interests of the
Tho Sugar Tiust has closed down
for on indefinite time. Refineries
in Boston, Philadelphia and New
Yorlc. Boston business men uro ex
cited ami threaten to form a combi
nation to help Clans Spreekcls in his
fight against tho Trust, Tho whole
sale grocers aro also busily engaged
in playing tho Colonel as their
trump caul against the Trust as tho
matter now btands. Tho now
Spreekcls refinery in Philadelphia
will bo completed by June 1st, and
then the Trust will havo thoir hands
full in fighting Spreckels on their
A now method of refining sugar
by electricity has been discovered
whereby a ton of law sugar is trans
formed in.half nil hour into bcauti-
refiucd crystals without
i - wi . j -
either molasses, syrup, or the use
of bone-black. It promises to cre
ate u revolution in the business of
Tho schooner Isabella was lost in
Alaskan waters and 12 men wore
Kemp beat Ilanlnn by ton lengths
in the boat race at Sydney, Sept.
The President signed tho Chinese
Exclusion Bill Oct. 1st, and it went
inlo effect oa that date. All Chi
nese now coming or any Chinese
lca ing the United States cannot re
turn thciclo. It is an effectual
block to Chinese Immigration. San
Francisco and other cities on tho
Pacific Coast celebrated tho signing
of the bill by salutes of 100 guns,
impromptu processions and the noise
from guns, flshhorns and every con
ciovablc instrument made the cntiro
night hideous while the town was
literally red with the burning of red
liioandthe discharge of fireworks.
Seldom have such rojoicings been
seen on the Pacific Coast.
At Truckce, Cal., the Chinese
there were given 24 hours to get
out of town. Tho citizens bought
up thoir property at fair pric3 and
they got out in the given time.
A largo number of cases of lep
rosy have been discovered in Sau
Franc'sco and tho U.S. Government
is to establish a Quarantine Station
on Angel Island.
Several Chinese on their way from
Chie.igo to prints in the U.S. via the
Grand Trunk R.R. wore stopped at
Niagara Falls and prevented from
enlcing the United Slates again al
though they had through tickets.
The Secretary of tlte Treasury tele
graphed to the Collector as follows:
"The Depaitmcnt has no authority
under the Exclusion Act of Oct. 1st
last to admit Chinese laborers com
ing to your port from Carada
whether on through tickets or not."
There arc twenty cases of small
pox in tho Pc House in San Fian
cisco. It h asserted" from London that
theic has been a number of hostile
me s" 23 between that city and
Washinc.on o.'cr Cleveland's Re
taliation Bill. Lord Salisbury has
instructed tho British Minister to
pro est again-., it as an act of host
ility' toward a friendly government.
The Royal Opera House at Pcstb
was burned Sept. 2oth.
Pi incess Louise of Prussia will
soon marry the Crown Prince of
The King of Greece proposes to
The relations between Queeu Vic
loiia nnd Emperor William aro
more stra'ned than ever.
Patti will ret' n to Couth America
Theio has been more fighting in
Four hundred natives have been
killed in a battle ;u Thibet.
A gang of boy politicians, baring
their hcadquai icrs in a cave, havo
been arrested at Chicago.
J. Iv. Lemon was robbed of 810,
000 by bin - men, at Pittsburg,
The lalcjt theory regarding tho
Wliilechapel murders In London ia
that they were instigated by an
Severe eaithquake shocks havo
been felt at Guayaquil.
Italian laborers on the Hereford
Railway in Compton, Canada, havo
caiibcd a serious riot.
M-s. Lena Schrcincr of Chicago,
who burned her husband to death,
has been sentenced to ten years in
The 'o was a severe storm on tho
New England coast, Sept. 2G.
A prairie fire has dojc great dam
age near Jamestown, D. T.
Tho financial standing of Wyom
ing Territory ranks very high.
lien Masters, a dangerous New
Mexican robber, has been sentenced
five years in the penitentiary.
beveial pcoplo have been poison
ed at San Diego by eating damaged
There was serious rioting in Scv
ci ii Indian cities between Hindoos
Sixteen persons were burned to
death at Constadt on Sept 28th.
Emperor Francis Joseph narrowly
essnped being killed at Pelicdorf,
Berry Wall, "king of tho dudes,"
has szcn engaged to star in a play.
A ling lest by a Massachusetts
man in Salt Lake two years ago has
just been lecoverrd.
A now fas mail train is to be run
between Nefir York and Chicago.
Several persons perished in a firo
at Chicago, Sopt. 28.
T'io War Deparvincnt will here
after give tho preference to De
mocrats in employing and dis
The Sioux Commissioners expect
that ail agreement will be reached
witli the Indians.
Professor Goffkcn has been ar
rested for furnishing for publication
extracts from Emperor Frederick's
Changes aro to bo mado in tho
G irman Impciial insignia.
Empcrer William has advised
Queen Natalie to deliver up tho
Crown Prince to King Milan.
Idle Itallar i domand stalo em
ployment. Tho last spike on tho Mexican
National Railway was driven on
It is not likely that King Milan
will bo able to secure a divorce
from Queen Natalie.
France has adoptod a stringent
decreo restricting foreign immigra
tion. Tjireo American wroc
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